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good morning, america. primetime showdown. former vice president joe biden gets ready to face undecided voters right here on abc. no issue off-limits. president trump also set to face voters' questions after he pulled out of the scheduled debate. overnight, the president held a packed rally in iowa hinting those new polls have him worried. >> for me to only be up six, i'm a little bit concerned. i'll tell you that. >> the clock ticking, just 19 days to go until the final votes. a "roller coaster of symptoms." that's how first lady melania trump described facing coronavirus. she also revealed son barron also tested positive. covid crisis. dr. fauci joins us live. his big warning about a new surge as cases and hospitalizations soar across the country. some states seeing record numbers, and the latest on those tensions with the president after dr. fauci accused the
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camapaign of harrassing him. plus, the new study breaking this morning about covid and air travel as americans get ready to hit the skies this holiday season. inferno. wildfires ignite in the west. overnight, the largest fire in colorado's history exploding, and a new inferno threatening homes near los angeles. the new mandatory evacuations this morning. ginger is tracking the very latest. real-life iron man. how one hero is using his jet suit to save lives. our correspondent suiting up and taking flight. and music's big night bringing us a higher love. ♪ bring me a higher love >> kelly clarkson kicking off and hosting the billboard music awards. from billie eilish to bts' "dynamite" performance. ♪ like dynamite whoa >> demi lovato debuting her new song, and john legend with a powerful tribute to wife chrissy
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teigen. plus, cher presenting the icon award to garth brooks who delivered a showstopping performance. ♪ i got friends in low places ♪ where the whiskey -- i've got friends in low places. not you two. not you two. no, no, was not referring to the two of you. good morning, america. >> wow. >> great to be with you on this busy thursday morning. what a night, though, for my friend garth brooks. >> this is our friday eve, robin, and it was a night. a lot of news, so much going on, from politics to the coronavirus emergency, and we certainly have some answers coming to us this morning. always good to have him, dr. with the latest as cases surge live this morning
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across the country and americans are preparing for the holiday season where there are often are a lot of gatherings. big night, george, you're with us now but will head to philly soon. >> a look at the stage there in philadelphia. remember, we did a town meeting with president trump a few weeks back. tonight, joe biden is going to take center stage, take questions from some undecided voters, some trump supporters, some biden supporters. no question off the table tonight and we're closing in, robin, on this election season, 19 days till the final votes. but it's already under way. >> 16 million people, 16 million have already cast their ballots and shattering records for early voting. mary bruce is in philadelphia where our abc town hall with joe biden is taking place in just hours. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are ready here as you can see. the hall is set. you know, tonight we thought we would be seeing both candidates sharing the same stage at the second presidential debate but after president trump canceled, now tonight joe biden will be sitting right here doing something that we rarely have seen him do in this campaign
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that has been upended by the pandemic. the former vice president interacting directly with voters taking their questions about what matters most to them as they make this choice. this morning, an election first. a presidential debate replaced with dueling town halls. front and center, the pandemic. the president overnight again spreading medical misinformation. >> i'm immune and i can't give it to you so that's good. >> reporter: experts warn much is unknown about immunity. trump pitching voters in the red state of iowa with 19 days to go, he is on defense campaigning in states he won handily in 2016, but that may be in play with democrats gaining ground. the president admitting he's a little worried. >> for me to only be up six, i'm a little bit concerned, i'll tell you that. >> reporter: down in most national polls, trump was hoping for a boost from the second debate. but after he tested positive, the commission announced the debate would be virtual instead. trump then refusing, pulling out of the event. now tonight biden will answer voter questions here on abc. the special announced a week
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ago. just yesterday, it was announced that trump will also appear at a separate town hall in miami at the same time. the side-by-side events sparking some pushback on social media. no issue off limits, voters telling us they want to hear about health care, the economy and race. >> i need to hear from one of these two gentlemen what their plan is to unite us as a nation. >> reporter: less than three weeks to go but already more than 16 million americans have cast their vote. early voting records being shattered across the country. long lines from tennessee to georgia and texas. now, overnight, the biden campaign and democrats announced that they have raised a whopping $383 million last month. that is a record-breaking sum, but biden still has to convince some undecided voters and tonight they will be sitting right here and socially distanced. everyone in this hall has been tested. we have been tested too, and it
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is just another sign of this really unusual campaign now with 19 days to go. robin. >> certainly is, mary, and you can tune in tonight to our town hall with joe biden, george will be moderating beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. t.j. robin, we want to turn to the first lady. melania trump speaking out calling her symptoms a roller coaster and she's also revealed that their son, barron, also tested positive for the virus. senior white house correspondent cecilia vega with the latest. good morning to you, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, this came as a surprise. we didn't know barron had covid until the first lady made this post online. the good news is that she says she and her son have since tested negative. when he was infected he had no symptoms. the revelation came in a blog post on the white house website. the first lady writing that in addition to her and her husband, their 14-year-old son barron also tested positive for the coronavirus saying, barron initially tested negative but, quote, my fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms.
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she says she experienced body aches, a cough and headaches and felt extremely tired most of the time. mrs. trump says both she and barron have since tested negative. when asked how barron was doing, the president quickly pivoted to his supreme court pick. >> barron is fine. and amy is doing a fantastic job. we're heading out to iowa and we have a big rally, a lot of people. >> reporter: he then used the news as part of his push to re-open schools. >> he had it for such a short period of time. i don't even think he knew he had it. barron is just fine now. he's tested negative, right, because it happens. people have it and it goes -- get the kids back to school. we got to get the kids back to school. >> reporter: he's long downplayed the virus' effect on children. >> children are almost, and i would almost say definitely, but almost immune from this disease. >> reporter: but the american academy of pediatrics says nearly 700,000 kids have tested positive, and even though children often have mild symptoms, scientists believe children play an increasingly
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important role in spreading the virus to older people. the first lady says while recovering she reflected on her family and the hundreds of thousands of other americans also impacted by this virus. and she acknowledges that the first family is among the lucky ones receiving the world's best medical treatment, something most families don't get. writing, i want people to know that i understand just how fortunate my family is to have received the kind of care that we did. now, mrs. trump opted for what she called a more natural treatment when she was sick that included vitamins and healthy food versus the president who took that experimental cocktail, and i want to point out she said one other thing, a piece of advice about staying healthy through this, quote, compassion and humility are just as important in keeping our minds strong, she wrote. >> a lot of wisdom right there. cecilia, thanks very much. signs are mounting of a new covid wave sweeping the country. averaging 50,000 cases a day and positive test rates surging across northern states. six states are setting records
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for hospitalizations. at least 38 states plus d.c. reporting an increase in cases and policy lab researchers predict a significant increase over the next four weeks. dr. anthony fauci joins us now. dr. fauci, thank you for joining us again this morning. when you look at these numbers, how worried about where we're heading this winter and where we are right now? >> it's quite concerning, george, because as you just mentioned we have a baseline of daily infections at approximately 45,000, 50,000 per day, and then, if you look at the states that you just mentioned, several of them, well over 30, have upticks in test positivity which has proven in the past to be a very good prediction of a surge in cases which ultimately leads to a surge in hospitalizations and then ultimately in some individuals that will obviously be an increase in deaths. the issue is that as we enter as we are now in the cooler season
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of the fall, and ultimately the colder season of the winter, you don't want to be in that compromised position where your baseline daily infection is high and you are increasing as opposed to going in the other direction so we really got to double down on the fundamental public health measures that we talk about every single day because they can make a difference. >> you talk about doubling down. your adult children won't be coming home for thanksgiving this year. what should all of us be doing to prevent thanksgiving from becoming a superspreader event? >> well, you know, understanding that everyone has this traditional emotional understandable warm feeling about the holidays and bringing a group of people, friends and family, together in their house indoors, that's understandable, but we really have to be careful this time and each individual family evaluate the risk/benefit of doing that, particularly when you have people coming in from out of town who may have been on airplanes in airports to just
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come into the house. if you have vulnerable people, the elderly or people with underlying conditions, you better consider whether you want to do that now or maybe just forestall it and just wait and say, you know, this is an unfortunate and unusual situation, i may not want to take the risk but then it's up to the individuals and the choices they make. >> the president is holding packed rallies every day talking about immunity. still suggesting the virus is going to disappear. is the president doing what he needs to do, saying what he needs to say, setting the example the country needs right now? >> george, i've said it time and again, you know, i don't like to be pitted against what the president says, but it's so clear that when you have congregate settings and so many people and in a situation where the community infection rate is there you can't run away from or argue with the numbers. when you have a high community spread and you're in a situation where we know you can get spread acquisition and transmission,
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particularly when people are not wearing masks is fault a good thing. that's a high-risk endeavor. >> i know you don't want to be at odds with the president. you've served presidents of both parties since 1980, i believe, but the president's campaign is continuing to feature you in a campaign ad even after you said this is a form of harassment, pointed out that they're taking your words out of context and you've warned that this would backfire on the president. what did you mean by that exactly? i know you won't resign, are you contemplating any further action? >> no. no, i'm not contemplating any further action, george. what i meant by that is that it's very clear that i have stated without any equivocation that i'm an apolitical person. i don't like to be associated with anything political or any -- certainly any political party campaign and the way i was juxtaposed in that ad, it made it look very much like i was part of a political campaign, and i'm expressing that i don't
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like that, and when i said it might backfire when people see they're doing things that are clearly against my will it's going to make them look bad. that's what i meant, nothing more than that. >> let's talk about herd immunity. the white house embraced this great barrington declaration which talks about herd immunity and goes on to say, the most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection while better protecting those who are at highest rick. we call this focus protection. what do you think of focused protection? >> george, that declaration has a couple of things in it that are fooling people. it says things that are like apple pie and motherhood, a, we don't want to shut down the country. i say that all the time. b, we certainly want to protect the vulnerable however, hidden
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in there is the implication that if you in fact let people get infected and worry about essentially protecting the vulnerable, there's about 30% of the population has underlying conditions that make them more susceptible to getting the adverse events and outcomes of serious disease with covid-19. if you just let things rip and let the infection go, no masks, crowd, it doesn't make any difference, that, quite frankly, george, is ridiculous, because what that will do is that there will be so many people in the community that you can't shelter, that you can't protect who are going to get sick and get serious consequences. so this idea that we have the power to protect the vulnerable is total nonsense because history has shown that that's not the case. and if you talk to anybody who has any experience in epidemiology and infectious diseases, they will tell you that that is risky and you'll wind up with many more infections of vulnerable people
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which will lead to hospitalizations and deaths, so i think that we just got to look that square in the eye and say it's nonsense. >> that's the last word, dr. fauci, thanks for your time this morning. t.j. all right, george, let's turn to a little entertainment escape for a lot of people last night, the billboard music awards, big night packed with performances from k-pop group bts to the great garth brooks. our amy robach here with the showstopping moments, all of these moments took place without an audience. >> that's right. a lot different and very much postponed from when it was supposed to happen, from april, because of the pandemic but kelly clarkson and music's biggest superstar were still ready to bring the energy like never before. ♪ light it up like dynamite >> reporter: it was a night of celebrating music's biggest hits with the industry's hottest stars. ♪ bring me a higher love >> reporter: hosted by kelly clarkson in an empty dolby theatre.
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>> the audience is just me, yay! my own hype girl. >> reporter: showcasing a series of power-packed -- ♪ the party, y'all ♪ we like to party, y'all >> reporter: and emotional performances. >> this is for chrissy. >> reporter: john legend dedicating his return to the stage to wife chrissy teigen after the couple shared news of their devastating pregnancy loss. ♪ we will never break, we will never break build our foundation strong enough to stay ♪ >> reporter: the show taking a political turn with demi lovato debuting her new song, "commander in chief." ♪ commander in chief how does it feel to still be able to -- >> reporter: and lizzo taking center stage with a message to her fans. >> whether it's through music, protests or your right to vote, use your power.
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use your voice and refuse to be suppressed. >> reporter: superstar bad bunny making his billboard awards debut with his performance featuring ivy queen and nessie and using his acceptance speech talking about gender violence. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: country legend garth brooks stole the show. >> come on. ♪ i got friends in low places >> reporter: before accepting billboard's icon award from former recipient winner cher. >> country radio, you gave me this and to all those people that fill those stands, thank you. >> loving all that great music. it was rapper post malone that led with 16 nominations and he probably had the most to celebrate because he took home nine of those awards including top artist. it was a night we needed, i think. >> yes, indeed. music. soothes the soul. >> it does.
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>> thank you, amy. following a lot of other headlines this morning, including a study about covid and air travel. some surprising findings up next as americans get set for the holidays. the woman who called the police on a bird wachner central park is now facing a judge and what we're learning about a second 911 call she made. that's ahead. but first, let's go to ginger. >> yeah, robin, you'll remember i was in san bernardino county, california, covering one of those fires. now, there is a new one that has homes evacuated this morning. 100 acres burning, 30% contained. the cameron peak fire in colorado now the largest in colorado state history. you're see that pyrocumulus, still red flag warnings and for the bay area and northern california. let's get the chilly cities.
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good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. your highlights are tough. record warmth in the morning and afternoon. we still have the high fire danger and all that will start to taper but we have to wait until the weekend. here's a look at today's temperatures, 80s at the coast. 90s for the rest of us. even a few 100s possible as you headway head way stay with us, folks. we'll be right back. stay with us, folks. we'll be right back.
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voters. no question offlimits. i'll be moderating tonight as president trump is going to face voters in dueling primetime appearances and he pulled out of what was supposed to be tonight's scheduled debate. right now, the supreme court showdown is wrapping up its public questioning of judge amy coney barrett and witnesses set to testify about her fitness for the job. nick saban has tested positive for covid. saban said he's isolating at home while overseeing practice via zoom. alabama plans to test everyone within the football program today. they're currently scheduled to play this saturday. >> yes, they are. we'll continue now with covid and air travel. a new study out this morning seeking to answer a major question as we head into holiday travel season. just how risky is it? our transportation correspondent gio benitez is at laguardia airport with all of that for us. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning to you. yeah, this is being called a landmark study. we're talking about hundreds of
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tests in flight and on the ground, and the results may surprise you. this morning, with a mannequin on board, we're getting a look at how particles may move through an airplane. the department of defense working with united airlines conducting 300 tests over six months. the mannequin reproducing breathing and coughing with and without a mask. when the dummy wore a mask the results were encouraging. though they haven't been peer reviewed. >> the risk of transmission is virtually nonexistent? >> virtually nonexistent. again, this is a u.s. military study. >> reporter: here's how the test worked. the mannequin was equipped with an aerosol generator. technicians would have it breathe and cough with the mask on and off. using more than 40 sensors throughout the plane to detect the droplets researchers found with the mask on only 0.003% of particles made their way into another passenger's breathing zone but the team didn't attempt to replicate what might happen
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when the infected person stands up or moves through the cabin. >> i'm not standing here telling people that i know exactly what they should do, but what i am telling people is, if you are inclined to travel or thinking about air travel, there is a reason today based on this independent study that you can feel confident that you can travel safely on an aircraft. >> reporter: the study also reflected similar earlier studies that is found a plane's unique airflow helps minimize risk. on a plane, air flows down, not front to back, this helps limit person-to-person airflow. a hepa filter eliminating 99.99% of airborne particles including viruses every two to three minutes. just last week, the international air transport association released new research saying the risk of contracting the virus on a plane appears to be in the same category as being struck by lightning. among 1.2 billion travelers they found just 44 published cases of potential in-flight transmission. mostly in the early days of the
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pandemic when masks weren't required. >> this study is confirming that among all the different places where one can get infected, flights might actually be one of the safest places to be. >> reporter: but remember, flying involves more than a plane. as more people start traveling for the holidays airports will also get busier, so experts remind us, it's critical to wear that mask as you walk into the airport, go through security, board that airplane, sit through the flight and land at your destination. and there are some caveats to the study. they used only one kind of mask, a surgical one, and they simulated just one sick passenger on a completely full plane but clearly, robin, this was an extensive study and it gives us a real clue. >> it does. thank you. for more now we'll bring dr.
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ashish jha, the dean of brown university school of public health. we always appreciate your input. you heard gio's report. what is your takeaway from this study? >> good morning, robin. thank you for having me on. i think it's good news. again, i have felt since really since the early days of the pandemic that airline flights are not the most dangerous thing especially if people are wearing masks. the big issue, of course, is it's not just the airplane, it's the jetways, it's all the other stuff. if people are careful i think flying can be pretty safe. >> as you said all the other stuff, it's getting to the airport. it's standing in line. it's checking your bags, all those things, how concerned are you about that and what can we do to protect ourselves? >> yes, so, the single most important thing is mask wearing. if everybody in the airport is wearing a mask, i think that would make an enormous difference. i think the second part is avoiding kind of crowding and bunching up. we've all been on jetways that get very crowded. airlines can do a good job of making sure that doesn't happen,
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so if there are basic common sense procedures taking place then it can make it pretty safe. >> mass transit, buses and trains, what can we do there? >> yeah, you know, the early days there was a lot of concern those were major sources of spread. as evidence has come in it doesn't look like that's true. i will sound like a broken record, again, it's about wearing masks and making sure that they're not getting super crowded. so buses that keep the number of passengers to a, you know, kind of a moderate amount, same thing with trains, i think can be pretty safe as long as people are wearing masks. >> it's not a broken record at all, dr. jha. cannot say that, overstate that enough. >> thank you. >> always appreciate your input. thank you, sir. take care. >> thank you. we turn now to a story that had the whole country talking. that white woman who called 911 on a black birdwatcher in central park has faced a judge and we have learned she actually made a second 911 call saying that he tried to assault her. our janai norman is in central park with more for us.
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good morning to you, janai. >> reporter: hey, t.j., good morning. yeah, right after this happened amy cooper immediately apologized for calling police on birdwatcher chris cooper, but now prosecutors and attorneys saying that she's planning to plead guilty for making that false 911 call. amy cooper infamous for this racially charged incident in central park -- >> there was an african-american man. i am in central park. he is recording me and threatening myself and my dog. >> reporter: -- appearing in court virtually overnight, charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. >> i'm being threatened by a man in the ramble. please send the cops immediately. >> reporter: the confrontation sparking outrage across the nation in late may. avid birdwatcher chris cooper who is of no relation was in central park when he came across amy cooper with her dog unleashed against park rules. >> i said to the young woman, i said, dogs in the ramble have to be on the leash at all times. >> reporter: but cooper claims she refused to leash her dog and
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made that 911 call. >> please call the cops. please call the cops. >> i'm going to tell them there is an african-american man threatening my life. >> please tell them whatever you like. >> reporter: overnight, the manhattan distribute attorney releasing about a previously unreported second 911 call allegedly made by amy cooper again falsely claiming that christian cooper attempted to physically harm her telling dispatchers he tried to assault her, but prosecutors telling the court she later admitted he did not come in contact with her. and prosecutors telling the judge in court that using the police in a way that was both racially offensive and designed to intimidate is something that cannot be ignored. t.j.? >> but, janai, likely to get community service? could this have been a much harsher punishment for her? >> reporter: yeah, t.j., in theory she could have faced time behind bars, but she'll end up completing a program to educate her about racism, and that goes to what christian cooper says
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that he wants, he says that he has accepted her apology and he's focused on fixing issues with policing and addressing systemic racism. t.j. >> all right, janai, thank you. remarkable to think that incident took place may 25th, the same day that george floyd died. so different types of cases but connected in some way at the same time. remarkable. >> sparking conversations all across the country. we'll be right back. across the country. we'll be right back. if your dry eye symptoms keep coming back, inflammation in your eye might be to blame. looks like a great day for achy, burning eyes over-the-counter eye drops typically work by lubricating your eyes and may provide temporary relief. ha! these drops probably won't touch me. xiidra works differently, targeting inflammation that can cause dry eye disease. what is that? xiidra, noooo! it can provide lasting relief. xiidra is the only fda approved treatment specifically for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
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we are back with a peek into the future. you see it right there. a jet suit straight out of science fiction movies now being tested as a tool to save lives. maggie rulli had a chance to try it. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. yeah, that's right. i strapped into a jet suit and i felt like superwoman. well, now, the real-life superheroes, the men and women who run rescue missions in rural areas are learning how to fly so they can save lives. like a hero from a movie, powered by a jet suit with more than a thousand horsepower at his fingertips and flames shooting out of his arms, meet a real-life iron man. richard browning hopes this buzz lightyear tech will help save lives. now richard is showing mountain paramedics in northern england how quickly they can jet up the hilly terrain. in an emergency. in trials the medics say an area
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that would take 30 minutes to hike to only took 90 seconds in a jet suit. >> with this technology, there is the possibility that we can get to someone on the top of the mountain in time to save their life with a defibrillator and that to me is just absolutely -- the prospect is incredible. >> reporter: the flying paramedics can carry at least 25 pounds of essential gear with them. >> not even four years ago, this was a kind of crazy idea. to see it being used at least in a mock emergency situation is really magic. i mean, it's very rewarding. >> reporter: richard says he can normally train people in a couple of days, then as i found out that means strapping into a jet suit right away. >> suited up with jet fuel on your back. >> reporter: richard tells me to trust in the machine. >> it sounds like takeoff. >> reporter: and my own balance. okay, so i started off a bit rocky. >> your rotation, you were correcting that most of the time and you're a little hot so you coming back down the same
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place. all it would be is a few more clicks and you would be hovering. >> reporter: but finally i found my groove. they say it takes a couple of days to learn but it was shockingly easier than i anticipated. i made it a few inches off the ground. >> that was brilliant. >> reporter: richard shows us how it's really done and proves that human flight and what it can accomplish is only a matter of innovation. and the real training is already under way. andy, that paramedic up in northern england, starts his official training tomorrow and the company said they heard from organizations in america saying they also want to learn how to fly and, guys, before you even ask it is even more fun than it sounds. i got off the ground a little bit. >> you were on a roll. you have the coolest assignments. >> she is so game. no question about that. this one does look fun. >> i'll jet suit to new york next. >> yeah. >> this one does look fine. >> yeah. >> oh, wow. george, you into this one?
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>> it's one of the few. >> thank you, maggie. coming up, folks, we got the "play of the day." we're going to try to top that, okay? (mu♪ic plays) ♪ ♪
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♪ back now with our "play of the day." this will make you fee back now with our "play of the day." this will make you feel good. firefighters answering two calls. they got a call about an 80-year-old man suffering from heat exhaustion. this is in ft. lauderdale, and
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they went to treat him, but it turns out he got it because the 80-year-old was outside trying to mow his lawn. well, they got him cooled down and you can guess what they did next. they fired up the lawn mower and they finished the job for him. they cut the lawn. they used that weed whacker, finished the man's work so these guys, they are there to serve and they went a little bit beyond there, maybe, but good to see something like that. >> they certainly did. thank you for sharing that. >> you got it. your "play of the day." leslie jones is going to join us live -- you have been warned -- come on back. [ laughter ] [ laughter ]
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you know it's coming. big trough coming in. chicago close to the freeze warning. not in it, but right outside. frost advisories, freeze warnings go all the way back to colorado. that is going to swing east. here are the numbers we anticipate by this saturday morning. windchills will feel like they're about 40 and lower for a lot of folks. coming up here on "gma," gloria estefan's emotional revelation. the singer's raw and revealing conversation with her daughter about coming out. how the family's journey is paving the way for others. and a very special performance from "the lion king" all over the world. this segment sponsored by
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good morning. hawaii's safe travels program starts today at sfo and oakland international airport. travelers can get tested for covid-19 at each airport before they fly or at drive through locations many advance. anyone who tests negative will be able to bypass hawaii's quarantine restrictions. this is the first time people have been able to avoid the quarantine since the pandemic started. some good news there, but not so much here. we're in the window of most dangerous winds across the north bay. wind advisory through 11:00 this morning and the red flag warning that continues through 11:00 tomorrow morning. check out the record high temperatures today. 90s everywhere expect for the 80s at the coast. my seven-day forecast, hotter tomorrow with record warm low
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temperatures expected just like this morning. we taper next week, but we're still warmer than average, kumasi. >> coming up on good morning america, one woman is sharing her secret to pay iing off $300,000 this debt in just three years. another
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. primetime showdown. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. primetime showdown. former vice president joe biden gets ready to face undecided voters here on abc. no issue off-limits. president trump also set to face voters' questions after he pulled out of the scheduled debate. the clock ticking. just 19 days until the final votes. a roller coaster of symptoms. first lady melania trump opening up about her battle with coronavirus and revealing son barron also tested positive. gloria estefan's emotional revelation. the singer's raw and revealing conversation with her daughter about coming out. >> you do know how i accept and love you. >> how their journey is paving the way for others to have those tough conversations. crushing debt. one woman tackling $300,000 in just three years. how her five-step program could
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help you get out of the red. ♪ everybody plus, they're back. >> hey. come see jason bourne, batman. >> best friends, ben affleck and matt damon, our exclusive first look at what they are up to. ♪ push it real good and get ready, get set. >> let's go. >> leslie jones is hosting the new "supermarket sweep" reboot. >> we will need a cleanup on all the aisle. >> and this morning, she's putting us to the test live as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪ good morning, america. hope your thursday is off to a good start. cannot wait for leslie jones. she'll bring things up this morning. >> oh, baby, baby. >> you were warning, telling everybody, buckle up. >> there you go. tory johnson is going to bring you some amazing "deals & steals" for your kitchen in particular. on this thriver thursday i
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am thankful to bring you a story of a brave young man sharing his struggles with ocd. how he's inspiring others to overcome their own challenges because everybody has something. >> sure do. that is coming up. we have sot -- some news to get to as well starting with dueling town halls tonight in the presidential race. joe biden's going to be with us in philadelphia right there taking questions from all kinds of voters, president trump is going to have a town hall meeting of his own down in miami. tonight was supposed to be a debate night, but the president dropped out. let's go to mary bruce in philadelphia. >> reporter: good morning, george. we're ready for you as you can see. the stage is set. joe biden tonight will be sitting right here doing something that we rarely see anymore in this campaign, interacting directly with voters. taking their questions about what matters most to them now with just 19 days to go. of course, we thought tonight we would be seeing both of the candidates sharing the same stage at the second presidential debate but after the president contracted covid, the debate commission announced that event would be virtual. the president then refusing pulling out of the debate.
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now instead tonight an election first, dueling town halls. joe biden right here with us, the president at a separate event but at the same time. the pandemic, of course, will be front and center. as you can see voters here will be socially distanced and tell us they want to hear about health care, the economy and race, no issue off the table. lots of ground to cover here tonight. george, we will see you here soon. >> i'm on my way in a few minutes. tune in tonight at 8:00 eastern right here on abc. >> we'll certainly be watching, george. now to first lady melania trump revealing their son barron also tested positive for coronavirus. senior white house correspondent cecilia vega is back with those details for us. good morning again, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning again to you and the good news is the first lady says that barron didn't have any symptoms and that they have all now tested negative. the revelation came in a blog post on the white house website, the first lady writing that in addition to her and her husband, their 14-year-old son barron
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also tested positive for the coronavirus saying, barron initially tested negative, but, quote, my fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive. luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. she says she experienced body aches, a cough, haaeadaches and felt extremely tired most of the time. mrs. trump says both she and barron have since tested negative. when asked how barron was doing the president quickly pivoted to his supreme court pick. barron is fine and amy is doing a fantastic job. we're headed to iowa, big rally, a lot of people. >> reporter: he then used it as part of his push to re-open school. >> he had it for such a short period of time. i don't even think he knew he had it. barron is just fine now. he's tested negative, right, because it happens. people have it and it goes -- get the kids back to school. we got to get the kids back to school. >> reporter: the first lady says while recovering she reflected on her family and the hundreds of thousands of other americans also impacted by this virus.
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and she acknowledges that the first family is among the lucky ones receiving the world's best medical treatment, something most families don't get writing, i want people to know that i understand just how fortunate my family is to have received the kind of care that we did. now, president trump for his part has long downplayed the effects of the virus on children saying basically they are immune to it but the reality is that nearly 700,000 kids have tested positive for it and what scientists and doctors are mostly concerned about is while they might have these children, very mild symptoms, that they could take this virus home and spread it to their families and back into their communities. >> that is the major concern. thank you. coming up, gloria estefan opening up about her daughter coming out. her message this morning. plus, how to crush your debt. one woman shares her secrets on how to pay off $300,000 in three years. leslie jones is here live ready to take us shopping. we'll be right back. we'll be right back. [♪]
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to deny drivers the rights they deserve. no sick leave. no workers' comp. no unemployment benefits. vote no on the deceptive uber, lyft, doordash prop 22. one ride california doesn't want to take. ♪ good morning, good morning these two, not even "gma 3" yet and you're going at it. welcome, amy. >> thank you. > george had to take off early because of the town hall with joe biden in philadelphia. >> we're blessed to have robach here with us. >> oh, say that with enthusiasm, t.j. yeah, it begins, stay tuned. >> starts early today. okay. >> begins? it continues. well, let's welcome lara in for "pop news."
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hello to you this morning. >> hey, you guys. good morning to you. good to see everybody and good to see you. we'll begin with matt damon and ben affleck, the best friends are reuniting on screen by working on a movie. -- not for a movie. they are inviting one lucky winner to join them for a leisurely lunch and it's all for a great cause, "gma" got this very first look, thanks, guy, by the way, at the duo's video where they attempt and i say attempt to explain how this works. take a look. >> you got to spice it up. got to be appealing. >> what do you mean spice it up? >> right now no one wants to come have dinner with us. sell, push it. >> all right. hey, everybody, it's matt damon. >> don't act -- don't be weird. >> you said -- >> human beings don't -- be authentic. people always welcome to use the internet and people who are less familiar with the internet. >> with the interweb. >> do you even have instagram? >> i have a private account. >> so thank you very much and we hope to see you soon. >> we hope to see you very soon.
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>> perfect, guys. well done. affleck and damon partners with omaze for this and when it's safe the winner will be flown to l.a. to stay in a four-star hotel and most importantly will get to ask ben and matt all the burning questions. one i want to know, will there ever be a sequel to "good will hunting"? every donation supports affleck's charity the eastern congo initiative and damon's fans can enter until october -- december 16th on for the chance starting to win at just $10. thank you guys again for that exclusive. this morning as well part of the famous rat pack will get his story told on the big screen. mgm announcing a sammy davis -- come on, riva, get up here -- sammy davis jr., yes, a movie based on the book "sammy davis jr., my father" written by his daughter in 1996.
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lena will produce along with pamela abdi and will be told through a series of flashbacks focusing on the singer's later life mending relationships with his daughter and fellow rat pack members frank sinatra and dean martin. stating his story as a generational talent trying to make his way as a father, husband and black man in america is one i have long wanted to help tell and davis' own daughter tracy saying in part my father was an extraordinary man. his was not an easy road but like he did in all as mechanics of his life, he gave it everything he had. we plan to do the same with this film. no word yet on when production begins. i know i'm certainly looking forward to that. and finally on this beautiful morning, karamo brown is ready to accept that rose. he split from his fiancee and partner of a decade four months ago during the pandemic but he says the two are still really
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good friends and frankly he's ready to get back in the game saying he's open to finding love and, hey, he wouldn't mind being the first gay bachelor in the show's franchise history. brown opening up to "us weekly" saying that dating life is a mess. single life is crazy because it seems like people have forgotten how to talk to one another and he could see some perks of being the next bachelor because having a bunch of great guys in one room to see who is the best match may be the better way to do it. no word back yet from bachelor producers but i can tell you fans are going crazy about this idea saying, quote, perfect idea. another writing online, i would love to watch that. i second that. guys, i want to send it back to you in the studio. >> we'll see if that happens. perfect segue to our "gma" cover story, gloria estefan opening up in an emotional conversation with her daughter emily on the 25-year-old's journey to coming out.
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i don't know if you noticed that we all in the studio are wearing purple for spirit day. support for lgbtq youth. janai norman is back with more on that candid conversation. good morning again, janai. >> reporter: hey, robin, yeah, and spirit day coming just days after national coming out day and the family sharing their journey, one shared by so many families to acceptance as gloria's daughter emily decided to live her truth. ♪ and i'd do anything for you ♪ in spite of it all >> reporter: this morning music superstar gloria estefan revealing she would do anything for her daughter opening up about the emotional journey she took to accept her daughter's sexuality. >> we had no clue. >> we had no clue until -- >> but how? >> you say how could we not have known? it's not like i didn't suspect at some moments. >> reporter: gloria, her daughter emily addressing her struggle.
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>> i was like, hey, i'm in love with this girl. the first thing you said was, if you tell your grandma and she dies her blood is on your hands. >> reporter: all in the latest episode of "red table talk: the estefans" where the women get honest about finding acceptance. >> you're missing the point. >> but, wait, you're talking about my career? i was suicidal. >> but we didn't know that, momma. >> i'm sorry we didn't get that. >> what's so powerful about emily and gloria's conversation is that it was real and it showed the journey of coming out and it showed the reality of it for the lgbtq community. there are a lot of hurdles. ♪ rhythm is going to get you ♪ rhythm is going to get you >> reporter: the estefans showing that the road to acceptance isn't always easy bringing up complicated feelings between family members. >> i had a doubt you accepted me. i had a doubt that everybody in the family -- >> you do know that i accept and love you. >> yes, absolutely.
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>> and have all from the moment of your birth. >> no matter what, i know i have my family but that doesn't mean that we haven't hurt each other. >> well, and believe me, i'm sorry if i did. i told you. >> i'm sorry too. >> reporter: gloria's transparency coming on the heels of national coming out day, that crucial moment when lgbtq people decide to live their truth out loud. >> the grace with which both gloria and emily had to say i don't have the right words and i didn't have the right words but now i do. i think that transparency is extremely important because we don't get to see it a whole lot. >> reporter: and the family sharing that they all went to therapy before engaging in this very important conversation. robin. >> janai, important conversation indeed and that was real. let me tell you that was real. >> i was going to say like i know everyone was relating to it. >> exactly. >> and the fact that she has the support of her family, that is huge. that is huge, especially for the youth in the lgbtq community so
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i appreciate how they really kept it real right there. >> good to see that conversation. it will, of course, continue. we want to turn to our money smart series and one woman crushing $300,000 in debt. rebecca jarvis is here to show us how it all works. >> reporter: 2016 was supposed to be the beginning of happily ever after for bernadette joy married and graduated with her mba embarking on a career shift and then the big bad wolf of reality hit. >> we went from zero debt to $300,000 of debt in a very short time period. >> reporter: her debt load including a student loan, two mortgages and sky high credit card bills. >> i felt so much shame. i felt so much guilt. i grew up in a family of financial professionals. i should have known better. >> reporter: when she and her husband aj tried to tackle it all they felt alone without a financial fairy godmother to guide them. >> we kept it a secret and didn't tell anyone and that made
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it really challenging. i would love to say that i was really rational about it but i ended up crying on my -- on my office floor. >> reporter: but once they got started they were on a roll. paying it down. slaying $72,000 in the first year. >> we said, okay, we can definitely try to keep going with this. we have enough energy to do this for another year. >> reporter: the 34-year-old creating her own magic recipe, a five-step program she calls crush. >> the first part is cultivating your new money mind-set and that is just learning all of the different ways you can pay off debt. i tried to look for a diversity of opinion and look for opinions from people from a diversity of backgrounds, second is reverse engineering your life goal. >> reporter: then work backwards to reach a tangible goal. >> u stands for use your resources efficiently, "s" stands for spending unapologetically for what you
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love, and "h," hustle, hustle, hustle. >> reporter: now making sure everyone gets their happy financial ending. i love that when people give back after paying down their debt and in bernadette's case she says you can also think about consolidates so if you have ten different accounts with balances consolidate them to seven or eight and focus, t.j., and not be overwhelmed by the number of bills coming in your door. >> but, rebecca, strategy is important. you got to get your plan right but have to get your mind right and have the right focus and mind-set. just as important here. >> reporter: mind-set is everything. you heard her talk about the shame and the guilt associated with this. being in a calm place to really focus on this is key. in addition, talk to your friends and family about it. she kept it a secret for awhile when she opened up to friends and family about what she was trying to do that made all the difference. they helped her stay accountable
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but also helped her not spend on them and with the holidays coming up that's key for people trying to pay down debt. >> family support, friend support always important. rebecca, good to see you as always. thanks so much. head on over to ginger now. hey, there. and, t.j., i don't know if you know this but phoenix broke a record. not just a daily record but they've had 144 days at 100 degrees or more this year. that broke the old record of the most and that's more than half of the days we've had this year. other records broken were listed. look what will happen. heat advisories down to the mexican border and some of the fire weather watches starting to pop as we get into tomorrow. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. your highlights are tough. record warmth in the morning and afternoon. we still have the high fire danger and all that will start to taper but we have to wait until the weekend. here's a look at today's temperatures, 80s at the coast.
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you'll be glad you bought it. all today slashed in half, it starts at $4.50. >> doughnut ever give up. i like this one. pretty funny. and we've got a bright idea with the usb lighter company. i was trying to play with. pretty cool. use technology. it's not a flame, tell us about this. >> that's right. there's no butane and it is not disposable. this is a rechargeable lighter. you charge it as easily as you charge a mobile phone which is brilliant and it's great for candles. you'll never struggle to light all the birthday candles at once before the match burns out and won't pollute the environment with a butane lighter. we have all their brand-new styles and colors slashed in half. they start at $15 and then, amy, i'm excited for this last one. this is from gelpro. it is a two-rug set. you get a runner and an accent rug and the coolest part of this is that there's this jelly gripper on the bottom so wherever you place it down it's
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not going to move and that's what is awesome plus it's machine washable. fees like chenille but it's a no fuss great option for hallway, bathroom, kitchen, you name it. slashed in half it's $50. >> i saw someone put that in the washing machine. i love it. thank you, tory. we have partnered with all of these companies on these great deals. you can get them by heading directly to our website. coming up next, we have the very funny leslie jones joining us live. tomorrow, get ready for an all-time high with all time low. with an amazing performance for you. ♪ ♪ i'm wondering why do the mops -- monsters come out at night ♪ >> announcer: tomorrow on "good morning america's" concert series sponsored by carmax. ica's" concert series sponsored by carmax.
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good morning to you. i'm julian glover from abc 7 mornings. this morning, we've learn vice presidential candidate kamala harris is off the campaign trail after two individuals in her camp tested positive for covid-19. this includes a non staff flight crew member and the commu communications director to harris. we are told she was not in close contact with either of these individuals during the two days prior to their positive tests. regardless, out of an abundance of caution, they are canceling senator harris' travel through sunday. instead holding virtual events. nurks here's mike who's looking at a lot of hot temperatures. >> that's right, julian. we've had record warm low temperatures and the areas where you see an asterisk and
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temperatures are on their way up to record levels this afternoon. everybody's under a moderate risk of heat illness when you take a it all begins to un-ravel. ann ravel's no reformer, she's backed by big corporations
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who've poured hundreds of thousands into her campaign. and she opposes ballot measures to make the economy more fair for working people. only dave cortese is endorsed by the california democratic party. he's helping us battle the pandemic with a science-based approach. and expanding health services and child care to those in need. for state senate, democrat dave cortese. we'll have another update in
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about 30 minutes. we leave you with this l ♪ what is it? you could hear a song and automatically puts you in the mood. >> look at you. >> get some thursday feels. saw her over there doing that. a little shimmy, shimmy. back on "gma" on this thursday morning and we are so excited to bring you our next guest. >> talking about her all morning excited for this actress and comedian who has now scored an emmy nomination for her work on "saturday night live" and now she's the host of the new "supermarket sweep," leslie jones. >> the crowd goes wild. >> what's up? >> good morning. >> what's up? what's up? what's up? how are y'all doing. >> better now. >> look, everybody has been going through it.
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everybody has been at home the past several months. you're there in l.a. how have you been holding up and everybody around you during this time? >> oh, i'm doing good, man. pandemic is actually how i live my life, so, you know, it wasn't different for me. i just watch tv all day. you know. >> how you live your life. you know what is different, you would be here, you know, and we -- >> i know. that's true. that's true. >> but we understand you came bearing gifts even though you're not here and brought gifts for us? >> yes, yes, i did. >> oh. >> nice, sal, thanks. what is that? >> yes. >> what is that about. >> the inflatable, baby. how much is it worth? did they give you a price? they didn't? that's very valuable where i come from. that's a very valuable thing. >> apparently this plays a role in the show? >> yes. it's one of the inflatables. you can get money if you pick one of those up. >> oh. >> okay. let's talk about the new show
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because i remember, i'm old enough to remember when it actually -- the first time around back in the day, years ago. >> robin. >> i won't tell them myself. >> you're not a day over 27, robin, please. >> tell us, what are you most excited about, the reboot? >> i love giving money away. especially if it's not mine so a lot of good people won money, we got entertained. we laughed. i mean people got to run through the store and be safe. it was just -- it's just going to bring a lot of joy to everybody. i mean even the people that didn't do so well still was happy. they had a good time. >> i mean, it definitely brings a smile watching it. leslie, i'm reading you also grew up watching the show as well and that this time around being the host is a bit of a redemption story for you. tell us about that. >> yeah, okay, first of all, i wouldn't say grow up because i'm 53 so i say in my 30s, early 30s
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there was a period of time where i just watched "supermarket sweep" and "ghost whisperer." >> ah. >> so there was that. there was that, yeah. but, yeah, they asked for contestants one day and i trained my roommate and we went and auditioned and she just ruined -- she ruined the audition. she -- she planned to go to work and we made it all the way to the last round and looks at me and says, hey, i got to go to work. no, you can't leave. we have to finish the audition and, yeah. >> but now here you are. you get to host the show and for a lot of folks -- >> exactly, exactly. >> -- who did watch it, is it going to be different from the original? do you change much of the rules, maybe put a few things in but is it basically the same show? >> right, we still have the same game play and the same, you know, thing of raising time to get the highest cart total but there's harder games.
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more money because it used to be $5,000. now it's $100,000 and also get a chance to win 25 and 50k so it's a couple of things that are different an definitely fun and updated, you know what i'm saying. i'm going to be hosted so, yeah, it's going to be crazy. >> there you have it. >> all right. it's all about solving riddles as well. we were told and bracing ourselves you have one for us? >> are we going to do this? >> yes, and, see, if you watch the show, you know what this riddle is. so i expect you to get this, robin. >> okay. no pressure. bring it. >> you guys ready? >> yes. >> okay. want to avoid major fights and kerfuffles, then cash in your chips and go fetch me some -- >> ruffles. >> yes, all right! >> i'm sorry. >> you run into the store and you grab the ruffles. you grab the ruffles and i give
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you $250 in cash and ten extra seconds added to your time. >> i'll split it with you, robin. >> good job. good job. ruffles. because they have ridges. >> i'm really disappointed in you, robin. >> i was -- it was right here on my lips. and amy jumped in. >> kerfuffles. really slow. >> ridges. >> what did you think it was? truffles? >> i thought it was truffles. >> now i feel this truffle. i thought ruffles, now truffle. >> if you've changed. you've changed. >> hey, leslie, do you have any celebrities you'd like to see on the show like a dream guest, a dream competitor? >> oh, i'll be honest with you. as fun as this game is i want to see every celebrity on there. i mean, every celebrity. i want to see jack black run it. i want to see jim parsons run it, angela bassett run it. it's like one of those shows.
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you want to see everybody on this show. >> oh, you know what another thing is we want to see "coming to america 2." 2, 2, 2. >> "coming to america." yes. >> i know we can't give away too much of it but, oh, leslie, just tell us a little bit what it was like being on set. >> it was -- it was crazy. it was kind of surreal. all of us was in costume. i remember my first day all of us was in costume and then eddie walks on set dressed like -- and it was just like, it was just like standing in the movie. it was like crazy, it was absolutely surreal so it's a really good movie too. really good. >> i am sure it is. >> leslie, it is so good to see you. >> you'll see it. >> my queen! >> yes. >> and he -- it's really good. >> oh, almost gave us a little something. leslie, good to see you. congrats on that. >> that makes up for the ruffle.
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>> yes. >> we will work with robin on the ruffles, but "supermarket sweep" premieres this sunday 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. so good to see you, leslie. coming up, jordan -- >> joseph. joseph gordon-levitt. i'm going to get his name right when we have him live. >> yes. ♪ hey, ya
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back on "gma" with a very talented actor you know from "inception" and "500 days of summer." now joseph gordon-levitt starring in "the trial of the chicago 7" and he is joining us live. thank you so much for being with us today. happy to have you here, joseph. >> hey, guys, good morning. >> hey, good morning. all right, so we love a throwback thursday and we wanted to go back to the show "3rd rock on the sun" and you had a virtual reunion with your co-star john lith mcgowan and -- john lithgow, and they were a part of your formative years. tell us about the reunion. >> yeah, it's so true. "3rd rock from the sun" was all my teenage years, age 13 to age 19, and yeah. that's like my second family, you know? i learned so much from john about not only acting and comedy and being an artist, but just being a person, you know, being a kind human being, and we got to talking just recently because he put out a book. it's called "trumpty dumpty
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wanted a crown." and wrote all this satire about our president and people in my hit record community, you know i do this thing called hit record where people make art together online and people have been making art out of john's poetry and it's been such a special thing to have something, you know, that he made get to mix with something that i made and it's just meant a lot. >> wow, that's a cool story there, man. let's turn to "the trial of the chicago 7." were you that familiar with the story about the peace activists that went on trial after their protests at the 1968 democratic national convention? did you have to do a lot of catching up about this story? >> you know what's funny, i actually did know a lot about it because my parents were really active in the peace movement in
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the '60s and '70s so i grew up with books on the shelf in my household, you know, about this exact thing, about, you know, the vietnam war and nixon administration and it was sort of the stuff of legends in my family and so when i got to tell my parent, you know, aaron sorkin called me up and wants me to, you know, play in this courtroom drama about the '68 dnc, they were pretty thrilled. >> all right. let's take a quick look at a clip here. >> how do you see them? >> personally -- >> personally. >> i see them as vulgar, anti-establishment, anti-social and unpragmatic, but none of those things are indictable. >> imagine how impressed i'll be when you get an indictment. >> the bigger question. >> which is. >> who started the riots. was it the protesters or was it the police? >> the police don't start riots. >> they'll have witnesses who say they started this. >> you'll dismantle them and win because, mr. schultz, that's what is expected of you. >> wow. i mean this trial, joseph, happened more than 50 years ago as you know but, wow, is it relevant today.
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were you all talking about it when you were shooting it? >> well, i mean, we shot it well before the recent tragedies of george floyd and breonna taylor and everything, so i mean, of course, we were aware of how relevant it is today. it's, you know, sadly remained relevant for the last 50 years, but then seeing what has been happening lately with people raising their voices in protests and the american government unfortunately doing a lot to undermine the rights of those protesters, it's become again sadly all the more relevant and it's a crazy thing when you watch the movie, it feels like you're watching something that's happening today even though it's a story about 1968. >> well, let's hope we can all learn something from it. but certainly couldn't be a better timed movie. we appreciate your time today. thank you so much, joseph, for being with us. >> so glad to see you guys. thanks for having me. >> "the trial of the chicago 7" is in select theaters and will
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also be on netflix tomorrow. ginger, over to you. amy, the colorful leaves out in vermont. beautiful, and a lot of different colors on the map. same thing when you look at this map, and now we know that september, if it felt like it was mild, well, it was the warmest september on record for good morning. we're starting with record warm low temperatures that will spring us to record warm high temperatures. moderate risk of heat illness. not only is it thankful thursday but thriver thursday and i'm thankful along with my production company to bring you the story of jason katzenstein. during international ocd awareness week, jason is a cartoonist and writer for "the new yorker" who opened
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up about his struggles with ocd and how he hopes to inspire others to find help and connection. >> i was an incredibly fearful kid. i was afraid of kind of just the childhood versions of all the things i'm afraid of now so contamination and danger. i definitely had a lot of pent-up anger when i was very little, anger that the world was very different than the world that i saw in my head. around the time i was 15, i was diagnosed by a therapist with ocd and the first thing that i did was research into it and the thing that really scared me was the idea that this never goes away. i was washing compulsively and avoiding touching things or being places. when i started making cartoons for "the new york -- "the new yorker," what i realized is my anxieties could also be funny.
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when the obsessions started to drip into my work, that was also a moment where i thought i really need to get professional help. i started making comics about exposure and response revenge -- prevention therapy. when i started finding some success with erp therapy and with these meds, one thing i found was that i had a lot of energy. there are therapists and medication. you're not alone. >> jason is a thriver because he cares a lot about the world around him. i think that feeling of wanting to help people and be a good person in the world and be someone who can make deep connections has -- was stronger than any of the challenges that he faced. >> every day we wake up and we make a lot of choices about who we want to be and how we want to live. it doesn't mean that your day won't have challenges, but it does mean that the way that you meet those challenges is an active decision.
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>> it certainly is, jason. we know it wasn't easy for him. there was a time when he says he was so scared and ashamed often couldn't get out of bed. his book "everything is an emergency" illustrates some of the debilitating effects ocd can have on a person's mind and life. it's so great to hear him talk about waking up being able to make that active decision about how he wants to live his life and as we said last week we have a companion piece called beyond thriving and what we do is that we have experts who dive into the subject that we're talking about and the particular episode and this is ocd so talking about new types of treatments, medications and different things and letting people know there's nothing to be ashamed about. >> it will help so many feel it's not just me and then, yes, getting the help they need. these people are afraid to ask for help because they don't want to admit the issue. >> see awful it on my facebook page right after "gma." >> all right, robin, thank you. coming up here an incredible "lion king" performance from all around the world. stay with us. > coming up here an incredible
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good morning to you. i'm julian glover. the great california shakeout is today. you want to download the my shake app to take part in an earthquake drill at 10:15 this morning. two minutes later bart will be slowing its trains. there will also be a system encouraging ride toers prepare for an earthquake. now, we'll check in with mike who is very busy this busy thih >> good morning. here's our wind advisory. we're still mountain window for the highest risk of damage trut north bay because of the winds. now, we'll have the trifecta, the winds, the heat, the dry air through 11:00 tomorrow. record highs in the morning and afternoon today and tomorrow. better next week. julian. >> thank you, mike. try and stay cool however you can today.
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time now >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, the host of "supermarket sweep," leslie jones. and find out what you need to know about this year's flu shot. plus, virtual science week continues with the one and only science bob. also, a 16-year-old swimmer from new york is giving us our good news story of the day! all next on "live." and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheers and applause] >> kelly: hi. >> ryan: good morning. >> kelly: good morning, everybody. it's thursday, october 15, 2020. you know what i like about these fun-sized... >> ryan: what have you? >> kelly: reese's peanut butter cups is that there's an "r" on the wrapper. >> ryan: oh. >> kelly: so i feel like it's made just for me. and yes, there's candy on the set.


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