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good morning, america. dueling town halls. overnight, former vice president joe biden and president trump face off and face voters on separate stages. the president baselessly claims the worst of the pandemic is over, as cases soar across the country and defends his response coronavirus emergency. >> i knew it was a big threat. at the same time i don't want to panic this country. >> biden accuses the president of failing the american people. >> americans don't panic. he panicked. he didn't say a word to anybody. >> the president refusing to denounce the conspiracy group qanon. >> i know nothing about it. >> biden pressed about expanding the supreme court. >> but don't voters have a right to know where you stand? >> as nearly 18 million americans have already cast ballots, just 18 days to go until the final votes. our powerhouse political team is breaking it all down this morning. alarming surge.
covid cases skyrocketing across the country, increasing in at least 39 states. this morning, what we now know about the third person in the u.s. to be infected twice with the virus, and the new warnings as americans prepare for the holidays. abc news exclusive. chris christie joins us live, just released from the hospital after spending seven days battling covid-19 in the icu. why the former governor now says he was wrong for not wearing a mask at that white house superspreader event. wildfire emergency. the critical danger exploding in the west as the trump administration denies california's request for disaster assistance. ginger is tracking the latest on the red flag warnings this morning. aloha again. thousands of vacationers touching down in hawaii on the first day of the islands finally reopening to tourists, lifting restrictions. what this could mean for your holiday travel plans. and, oh, my. dwyane wade caught with this look on his face. the surprise moment that made
the nba legend melt. good morning, america. hope you're well this friday morning. what a night last night. now, i only saw half of it. [ laughter ] >> your half. >> vice president biden and my half. you can tell me how the other half went. >> george had a long and late night and still beat us to the office this morning. >> exactly. >> both candidates went at it just not in the same room, of course, dueling town halls and yours, george, if philly with the vice president last night. >> yeah, we were there for an hour and a half and the vice president actually took a lot of questions from the viewers after. he wanted to make sure everyone got their questions answered so he was there even later than i was last night. substantive exchange. got a little bit of news out of him on the supreme court. he is now promising an answer before election day. >> we will watch for that. it is just 18 days until those final votes are in. we are officially in the final stretch and so we want to get right to it. >> mary bruce is in philadelphia.
she has all the highlights from both town halls. good morning, mary. >> reporter: george, good morning. these town halls were as different as the candidates themselves. last night was a split screen moment that made crystal clear the stark differences between these campaigns. both on style and substance. joe biden spending much of the night looking ahead, detailing his policy proposals for the future while the president was often combative and on defense. overnight the candidates not face-to-face but still fighting from afar. offering contradicting visions for how to lead the country out of this pandemic. >> i was okay with the masks. i was good with it but i've heard many different stories on masks? >> when the president doesn't wear a mask or pokes fun at folks like me that was wearing a mask for a long time, then people say, well, it must not be that important. >> reporter: president trump says he and the country are on the mend even with cases on the rise. >> we have done an amazing job and it's rounding the corner and
we have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming. >> reporter: but joe biden said the president failed the american people. >> he said he didn't tell anybody because he was afraid americans would panic. it is the presidential responsibility to lead and he didn't do that. he didn't talk about what needed to be done because he kept worrying in my view about the stock market. >> reporter: the president on defense. >> i knew it was a big threat. at the same time, i don't want to panic this country. i don't want to go out and say everybody is going to die. >> reporter: the most shocking moment of the night, trump refusing to denounce the fringe conspiracy group qanon which baselessly believes democrats are a pedophilia ring that only trump can stop. >> i know nothing about it. i do know they're very much against pedophilia. they fight it very hard but i know nothing about it. >> they believe -- you do know. >> i don't know. no, i don't know. i don't know. >> reporter: on the supreme court the president who's
running as a pro-life conservative wouldn't say if he wants roe versus wade overturned. >> i think it would be inappropriate to say right now. >> reporter: while biden still refused to give a straight answer on whether he supports expanding the supreme court. but he's promising one soon saying voters have a right to know even as nearly 18 million americans have already cast their ballot. >> no matter what answer i gave you, if i say it, that's the headline tomorrow. it won't be about what's going on now. the improper way they're proceeding. >> but don't voters have a right to know where you stand? >> they do have a right to know where i stand and they'll have a right to know where i stand before they vote. >> so you'll come out with a clear position before election day? >> yes. depending on how they handle this. >> reporter: both candidates also addressing the issues of racism and how they plan to bring the country together. >> i'll say it loud and i'm very proud of it and i have a great relationship because of what i've done with the african-american community. i'm very proud of it. >> reporter: the president who refused to disavow white supremacy at the first debate grew visibly frustrated when asked why he hesitated to do so.
>> here we go again. every time, in fact, when people get -- i'm sure they'll ask you the white supremacy question. i denounce white supremacy. >> i'll tell you one thing. if i'm elected president, you'll not hear me race baiting or hear me dividing. you'll hear me unify. >> besides you ain't black, what do you have to say to young black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually fails to protect them? >> if young black women and men vote, you can determine the outcome of this election. not a joke. you could do that. the next question is, am i worthy of your vote? can i earn your vote. >> reporter: biden then detailing policy proposals to help black americans gain wealth. >> did you hear what you needed to hear? >> i think so. >> reporter: with 18 days to go, the president again sowing doubt without evidence about the election's legitimacy. >> your own fbi director says there is no evidence of widespread fraud. >> oh, well then he's not doing a very good job. >> reporter: biden saying win or lose he'll keep working towards a more perfect union.
>> mr. vice president, if you lose, what will that say to you about where america is today? >> well, it could say that i'm a lousy candidate and i didn't do a good job, but i think -- i hope that it doesn't say that we are as racially, ethnically and religiously at odds with one another as it appears the president wants us to be. >> reporter: now in the room it was clear that joe biden was really enjoying this rare opportunity to interact with voters. he didn't want to leave. he hung around for quite some time chatting with voters answering their additional questions. now the two candidates have one more chance to actually come face-to-face at the final debate next week. george, joe biden telling you he does expect to be there next week. >> he will be there but wants the president to have a negative test before he does. meantime, kamala harris' campaign has had to be altered
because there were some positive covid tests in her campaign entourage. >> reporter: yeah the biden team confirming three people in the campaign orbit have tested positive. they say neither joe biden nor kamala harris have had close contact with these people. yesterday they both tested negative aye again. out of an abundance of caution harris will be off the campaign trail through the weekend. george? >> mary bruce, thanks very much. let's bring in jon karl for more on last night. you were going back and forth between the town halls. what did you see? >> reporter: well, i saw a study in contrast, george. it couldn't have been more stark. on one hand you have joe biden thoughtful, reflective, occasionally long-winded talking about specific policy proposals, legislation. and on the other hand you saw a very combative donald trump offering very little in the way of specifics to what he would do in a second term. george, i thought one of the most telling moments of the night in the donald trump town hall was when he was asked point blank why should people support
you and give you a second chance for a second term and he said because i've done a great job. that was the level of specificity. and at a time when most polls show that well over half of americans do not approve of the job that donald trump has done in his first term that is not going to be a sufficient sufficient answer. >> well, that's the question now for the president. how does he change his trajectory? 20 million americans have already voted. we're 2 1/2 weeks away from the final votes and the president according to national polls, the average of national polls about ten points behind. >> reporter: he needs to do something dramatic to change and, frankly, he did not do that last night. he had a chance to respond to some very tough questions, actually i thought it was probably one of his better appearances. but then he went off as mary mentioned, you know, kind of almost praising the conspiracy theorists of qanon. he offered, again, very little specifics. one issue that has dogged him and dogged republicans two years
ago is the question of health care. he was asked a very friendly question from somebody who voted for him last time around. what is your plan for keeping health care costs down? and he really had no answer whatsoever except to say obamacare is bad and he got rid of the individual mandate. no specifics on what he would do on health care. >> jon karl, thanks very much. cecelia? we turn to the coronavirus crisis that's entering a dangerous new phase this morning. a third surge as the united states reports more than 51,000 new cases a day. this as we are closing in on 8 million total cases. alex perez is joining us from chicago where illinois is seeing a disturbing new record. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, cecilia. yeah, we're seeing the highest one day increase in cases here since the pandemic began. across much of the country it's clear, a third surge is well under way. this morning, some experts warning the latest covid data is clear and points to a third surge of covid-19 under way across the country.
new cases catapulting 18% just this week. here in illinois 4,015 new coronavirus cases reported thursday alone. the highest one-day increase since the pandemic began. >> if you've been following the numbers here in chicago, this is not a good week for covid. >> reporter: cases also on the rise in states like ohio, north carolina and wisconsin where they have readied a field hospital near milwaukee for overflow covid-19 patients fearing hospitals could soon run out of room. some regions here dealing with staff shortages and icus that are 90% full. >> this is becoming life and death for folks in the state of wisconsin. >> reporter: and in seattle, researchers say a nursing home resident is the third known person in the u.s. to have been infected twice with coronavirus. the man is in his 60s and spent 40 days in the hospital in the spring before testing negative
multiple times only to get sick with covid five months later. and as we head towards thanksgiving and holiday planning millions of americans facing tough choices. the trump administration's testing czar telling abc news thursday that families, even those who get tested, should think twice about how they celebrate this year. >> you can't rely on testing. because if you're negative one day you could be positive the next day or the next day and so you can't rely on that as sort of your card to say it's okay to get together and i wouldn't risk my family's life, my mother's life on that. >> reporter: just some of the many things families have to consider as we approach the holidays. there is some encouraging news on the vaccine front. pfizer says it believes it can have a vaccine ready for approval by the third week of november. t.j.? >> all right, well, that's good news there. thank you so much, alex. we turn to the covid emergency abroad. a second wave sweeping through europe and new restrictions are going into effect in at least
two cities, two of the biggest and most popular cities, paris and london. our james longman is in london with more. good morning to you, james. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. yeah, europe now does seem fully in the grips of a second wave of coronavirus. with more testing cases are soaring and governments are scrambling to make sure cases don't translate into deaths but some people are rebelling. england has introduced a three-tier system with liverpool put into tier 3. shops and businesses are closed down once again, but a lot of people are worried about the long-term consequences of further lockdowns. you can see here in liverpool, young people took to the streets in a protest rave and look at this in london. a wedding had to be raided by police for breaching covid guidelines and the venue owner faces a $12,000 fine as a result. in france a similar picture recording record infection rights, icus are filling up. so paris and eight other cities have instituted a curfew. italy, poland and germany are
also seeing record cases since mass testing began. it's hoped that taking action early can stop the spread quicker this time. there is a lot of anger across the continent about the seeming lack of a long-term plan. george? >> it is spreading everywhere. james, thanks very much. we turn to a social media crackdown on conspiracy groups in the run up to election day. youtube is removing videos related to groups like qanon and whit johnson joins us with the story. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. youtube is just the latest video sharing giant to toughen restrictions on conspiracy theories like qanon but admits managing all that misinformation will be a challenge saying that the content is always shifting and evolving. hours before that town hall in which president trump refused to denounce the conspiracy group qanon -- >> i know nothing about it. i do know they are very much against pedophilia. they fight it very hard. >> reporter: youtube launched a
new crackdown on the group whose followers are sometimes visible at pro-trump rallies donning the letter "q" on t-shirts and signs. >> q is planning to save the world. >> reporter: the platform owned by the same parent company as google saying in a statement, we are taking another step in our efforts to curb hate and harassment by removing more conspiracy theory content used to justify real world violence. additionally, we've removed tens of thousands of qanon videos and terminated hundreds of channels under our existing policies. >> i am 100% behind "q." >> reporter: the movement that started almost three years ago is based on the unfounded conspiracy theory that a group of satan worshipping, child sex trafficking a-list celebrities and politicians are trying to secretly overthrow president trump. videos espousing the conspiracy have been a key part of spreading its beliefs. now, this move by youtube comes
says it will begin ramping up its enforcement immediately. this comes after a ban on facebook of anything related to qanon. the fbi called those examples a huge domestic threat. george? >> they've got to keep an eye on it. thanks very much. how about we switch gear, guy, turning to baseball, the october playoffs is closer to the world series. they beat the dodgers, 10-2 and they are up three games to one. >> this was a rough night for you cecelia, balancing two town halls and all this baseball last night. >> so much sports content. >> in the other series last night, it was the tampa bay rays now so close -- they were so close to heading to the world series, but the houston astros narrowly escaped on this stunning moment. carlos correa, hero of the night, saving the astros with a
walkoff home run. but before he got to the plate, check this out, you all. his teammates and his manager says he called the shot before he got out there. told them, i'm going to end this thing and stepped up and did it. the astros won this game. >> and they stood and watched. >> what else do you do? we are following a lot of other stories this morning including coming up, our exclusive interview with new jersey governor -- former new jersey governor chris christie. he is standing by after just being released from the hospital battling the coronavirus. the impact of amazon's big prime days with all these retailers starting the holiday blitz so early. are shoppers who missed out on the prime day already out of luck? but first to ginger with the latest on those wildfires and emergency out west. >> reporter: that's right. mandatory evacuations for the largest wildfire in colorado state history. we were able to announce that yesterday but this thing grew another 3,000 plus acres in just the last 24 hours. the name as you look at that time lapse is the cameron peak fire. it started more than two months ago. it is now 56% contained and, unfortunately, we still have red flag warnings in colorado.
we could still see gusts to 55 miles per hour. you saw those fire weather watches extending all the way into the midwest, indiana, illinois. have to watch out for brush fires. my goodness, is it hot along the west coast. oakland, 99. we could see records in a lot of these places. it is not just the heat but some gusts will go 30 to 50 miles per hour, making fire danger very high all the way down to the mexican border. so we'll keep an eye on this as we go through a rough fire weekend. let's get the weekend forecast now sponsored by subaru.
good morning, welcome to friday, i'm abc 7 news, meteorologist, the record warm low and high fire dangers, high temperatures today, and more comfort tonight while you're sleeping and the heat will ease the most at the coast. 90s everywhere with more record high temperatures than yesterday. 50s and 60s. that's better. 70s still lingering in our hills tonight. up to 10 to 20 degrees cooler >> reporter: now part of the fire danger in colorado came from sweeping cold fronts and look at this, also brought snow to montana. so, yes, we are going to see frost and freeze warnings this morning for dozens of states. y'all ready? >> here we go, ginger, thanks. we'll get you some more coffee, george. we'll be back. nooooo...
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biden saying the president failed the american people on that front as the president -- president trump baselessly claims the worst of the coronavirus emergency is over. this as cases are soaring across the country. also right now, that wildfire emergency out west. the critical danger exploding in california as the trump administration denies california's request for federal disaster assistance. plus, a new warning we'll tell you about from the fda about using common pain and fever medications during pregnancy. much more on that coming up with dr. ashton in our next half hour. right now we'll bring in chris christie, his first interview since contracting covid-19 on tv. thank you for joining us this morning. first question, six days out of the hospital. >> thank you, george. >> how are you feeling? >> i feel a lot better, george, especially the last two or three days. i've really kind of turned around in terms of being able to recover, getting a lot of my energy back and so i'm not yet 100%, but i'm about a fighting 80%, george. >> 80%. that's progress. seven days in the icu.
you received regeneron and antibody treatments as well? >> i received the eli lilly antibody treatment and also remdesivir. so i received both of those in combination, very early on in the course of my illness. the doctors decided that because i'm an asthmatic that they wanted to be very aggressive with the treatment and i'm just very fortunate that i have a great hospital right near my home. i have health insurance and i was able to get myself taken care of quickly before the disease got out of control. >> thank goodness for that. what did you learn about it? >> well, first of all that it's very random. one of the things that's the scariest about it, george, you know, my doctors would come in twice a day and say to me, listen, things look like they might be getting better but they could turn for the worse at any minute. and so it's very, very unpredictable and so psychologically when you're in
isolation in the intensive care unit with nothing to do but think that part of it is very difficult and it hits you like a freight train. i felt fine the friday morning before i started to have symptoms, a couple of days after the presidential debate, and i felt fine. and then all of a sudden i got fever and chills and body aches and i was just racked with pain and exhaustion and it all happened quickly. within 24 hours i went from feeling absolutely fine to being in the intensive care unit. >> you also learned a lesson about prevention. you were part of the president's debate prep. did not wear a mask and were at that superspreader event, the nomination of judge amy coney barrett. so many there were not wearing masks as well. you saw now that was wrong. >> it was a mistake. you know, i was led to believe that, you know, all the people that i was interacting with at the white house had been tested and it gave you a false sense of
security and it was a mistake. you know, i had been so careful for seven months because of my asthma wearing masks, washing my hands, social distancing and for seven months i was able to avoid the virus in one of the worst hit states in the country in new jersey. but i let my guard down and it was wrong. it was just a big mistake and what i want people to learn more than anything else is i was doing it right for seven months and avoided the virus. i let my guard down for a couple of days inside the white house grounds and it cost me in a significant way. but fortunately because of the great medical care i got and i think all the prayers that i received from a lot of people all over the country, i was able to recover. but it doesn't make it any less a mistake. i was wrong. >> you're candid there about making a mistake and letting your guard down. has the white house learned the same lesson? i know there are issues with contact tracing.
doesn't appear that the white house contact tracing efforts is extensive right now. >> well, i know there was no contact tracing done with me, george. my contact tracing was done by my local county board of health. they called me while i was in the hospital to contact trace and make sure they had all that information and i hope so. you know, i heard the president say last night that he has no problem with masks. i think we should be even more affirmative about it. that's why i put out the statement i did. we need to be telling people that there is no downside to you wearing masks and, in fact, there can be a great deal of upside. and i think if we all do that, that's one of the things that we can contribute as americans. i think we need to be honest with the american people and just say directly to them that we don't know everything that we need to know about this disease at this point, george, but what we do know is that masks can certainly help. do they prevent everything? of course no. there's nothing that prevents everything but we should be very affirmative. leaders all across the politics, sports, the media should be
saying to people, put your masks on and be safe till we get a vaccine that can help to protect us completely from this virus. >> as you said, the president still not going that far. he's still out there holding rallies every day. most of the people at those rallies are not wearing masks. have you spoken to him since you got out of the hospital? have you tried to convince him to step it up? >> we have spoken a number of times. he called me a number of times, both when i was in the hospital and since i've returned home and i've said this all along that, you know, this is what we need to be doing. everybody is going to make their own decisions on that. i think no matter what you're doing whether at a rally for your preferred candidate, whether you're out at the supermarket, whether you're at a protest, no matter what you're doing, you should have a mask on and should try to remain socially distant from folks. i did it for seven months, george and i stayed healthy. i didn't do it for four days and wound up in the icu. >> what does it say about this campaign and about the president that he won't go as far as you're going right now?
>> well, i think the country is so divided that at times people think, you know, that they have to say the opposite than what the other party is doing and it's one of the things i said in a statement i put out yesterday. i really do think this virus and the commonsense steps to try to protect each other could help to bring the country together. and i hope that both candidates in these last 18 days make it very clear that this is not a partisan issue. that this is not something that should divide us. that what we should be doing is working together to help to prevent the disease from spreading further to other folks. i have been saying that since march, george. i started writing columns for "the washington post" in march saying people should be wearing masks and socially distancing and washing their hands because i felt so strongly about it personally and as a public official who dealt with an awful disaster in my state where you had to make your messages really clear. and i think that's what both parties should be doing, both leaders of the parties should be doing that and everybody else in a position like you and i have
in the media should be saying it and that's why i wanted to be unequivocal and admit i let my guard down. i made a mistake. i was wrong and i'm fortunate to be sitting here this morning in good health for me and for my family. >> we are glad you're doing better. chris christie, thanks very much. t.j.? wow, all right, george, we will turn now to what we saw in the past few days here, amazon prime. the blockbuster event delivering big savings for shoppers but also a much needed jolt to small bits hit hard by the pandemic. our rebecca jarvis here with more on what this could mean for the holiday shopping season. good morning to you, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning to you, t.j. now if this isn't a sign of the times, behind me you've got multiple delivery trucks making deliveries and amazon even though their prime day was delayed they are touting it as a giant success. people who had the money to spend showed up and spent it as they've been saving on things like retail and movies and going to restaurants and travel.
where are they spending it? they are spending it online. unlike previous years where amazon typically touts the fact they had gigantic blow-out sales this year, they are focusing in on the fact that independent retailers on their platform did a huge amount of the sales, $3.5 billion worth went to small and medium-sized businesses and this has been a major success overall for amazon. this whole pandemic where you've seen sales up there 40% since last year as people spent most money over prime day on things like bedding, on wellness and health, even on arts and crafts. so things that you would traditionally spend time using in the home and this portends well for the holiday shopping season where you have core site research expecting to see sales up 5%, topping $1 trillion. t.j., the bottom line as far as the holiday season goes, these retailers believe that because we're not spending money on
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. dueling town halls. former vice president joe biden, president trump face off and face voters on separate stages overnight. the president baselessly claims the worst of the pandemic is over, defends his response to the coronavirus emergency. >> i knew it was a big threat. at the same time, i don't want to panic this country. >> biden accused the president of failing the american people. >> americans don't panic. he panicked. he didn't say a word to anybody. >> and pressed about expanding the supreme court. >> but don't voters have a right to know where you stand? as nearly 18 million americans have already cast ballots, just 18 days to go until the final votes. pregnancy and pain medication. the new fda warning about the use of popular prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the potential dangers in the second half of pregnancy. ♪ bachelorette bombshell. the split that blindsided
bachelor nation. >> ashley, will you marry me? >> yes. >> fan favorites ashley and j.p. calling it quits after nearly eight years of marriage and two kids. what they're saying this morning about co-parenting and how long they tried to repair the damage. ♪ remarkable comeback. >> back out here to play quarterback. >> one-on-one with washington quarterback alex smith after the severe leg injury that almost cost him his life. inside his emotional journey to get back in the game and the moment his family was there for his miraculous triumph. quinceaneras in the time of covid. the pandemic putting a pause on the coming of age celebration. how families are getting creative to keep everyone safe while making dreams come true. ♪ plus, it's a "shark tank" takeover. >> are you interested, mark? >> whoa. why are you here? >> the team is back and joins us
live as we say, good morning, america. ♪ a little singing from t.j. this morning. good morning, america. hope you're doing well. >> should we ask for a repeat? >> you feel like you need a pick me up. a long night, went to philly, here you are. man, you should be commended. >> thank you for the serenade. i appreciate it. >> putting in the time. the sharks will be here in a little while as we just said, always fun with them but also, you'll learn some of the things they picked up in quarantine. one became an archer. >> archer. >> an archer. one of them learned german. one playing harmonica. yes, picked up some new skills. >> put them all on the spot coming up. in our money smart series one dad sharing his overwhelming wake-up call to finally confront his staggering debt and we'll tell you about the simple steps he took to help you. that is coming up. first, the race to the white house. 18 days until if final votes, 20 million americans have already voted. we're in the final stretch and
both candidates faced voters overnight in dueling town halls. let's go to mary bruce in philadelphia with all the highlights. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, again, george. well, last night's split screen really laid bare the stark contrast in this campaign. both in style and in substance. joe biden spending much of the night looking ahead detailing his policy proposals for the future while the president was often combative spending much of his time on defense. overnight the candidates not face-to-face but still fighting from afar. offering contradicting visions for how to lead the country out of this pandemic. >> i was okay with the masks. i was good with it but i've heard many different stories. >> when a president doesn't wear a mask or makes fun at folks like me when i was wearing a mask for a long time, then, you know, people say, well, it must not be that important. >> reporter: president trump says he and the country are on the mend even with cases on the rise. >> we have done an amazing job and it's rounding the corner. >> reporter: but joe biden said the president failed the american people.
>> it is the presidential responsibility to lead and he didn't do that. he didn't talk about what needed to be done because he kept worrying, in my view, about the stock market. >> reporter: the president on defense. >> i knew it was a big threat. at the same time, i don't want to panic this country. >> reporter: the most shocking moment of the night, trump refusing to denounce the fringe conspiracy group qanon which baselessly believes democrats are a satanic pedophile ring that only trump can stop. >> i know nothing about it. i do know they are very much against pedophilia. they fight it very hard, but i know nothing about it. >> they believe -- you do know. >> i don't know. no, i don't know. i don't know. >> reporter: while biden still refused to give a straight answer on whether he supports expanding the supreme court. but he's promising one soon saying voters have a right to know even as nearly 18 million americans have already cast their ballot. >> no matter what answer i gave,
if i say it that's the headline tomorrow, not about what's going on now. the improper way they're proceeding. >> but don't voters have a right to know where you stand? >> they do have a right to know where i stand and they'll have a right to know where i stand before they vote. >> so you'll come out with a clear position before election day? >> yes, depending on how they handle this. >> reporter: with 18 days to go, the president again sowing doubt without evidence about the election's legitimacy. >> your own fbi director says there is no evidence of widespread fraud. >> oh, really? then he's not doing a very good job. >> reporter: biden saying win or lose he'll keep working towards a more perfect union. >> if you lose, what will that say to you about where america is today? >> well, could say that i'm a lousy candidate and i didn't do a good job. but i think -- i hope that it doesn't say that we are as racially, ethnically and religiously at odds with one another as it appears and the president wants us to be.
>> reporter: now next week the candidates will have a chance to actually come face-to-face at the debate stage. joe biden last night saying he does expect to be there so long as the president has a negative covid test first. george. >> that will be the last one. okay, thanks very much. cecilia. we turn to an important health alert about some very popular over-the-counter drugs and pregnancy. the fda is issuing a new warning against using common pain and fever medications like advil and aleve in the second half of pregnancy and, of course, dr. ashton is here to break all of this down for us. good morning, friend. let's just dive right in. we're talking about pretty popular pain medications like we just said, advil, over-the-counter stuff. what's new here? >> well, this is an fda drug safety communication that will result in label changes about possible even though they're rare, risks when used in pregnancy and, again, you talked about this class of medication that's used for fever or pain, over the counter by prescription, in obstetrics we have known there should be
caution when using these medications in pregnancy for decades. this is really an fda awareness alert for pregnant women themselves and other health care professional. >> yeah, you were telling me this is something that obs have been basically not -- telling patients not to take for a long time now so what's the biggest concern now out of this research? >> well, it's all about timing in pregnancy. when used after 20 weeks which is the midway point in pregnancy, these drugs can cause a rare but serious side effect in the fetus that affects the fetal kidneys and then, therefore, results in low amniotic fluid and can affect one of the major fetal arteries, but i want to bring up that we do use this class of medication in obstetrics in the second and third trimester sometimes to treat preterm labor. so it's all about weighing the benefits versus the risks and
using it under medical supervision. >> if you have a patient that may have wanted to reach for one because they're suffering from some kind of ailment, what do you tell them to do? >> this is probably the most common call any obstetrician or midwife gets, can i take this particular medication for pain, for fever in pregnancy, acetaminophen or tylenol generally safe, other than that, you absolutely want to check with your obstetrician or midwife. >> dr. ashton, thank you so much. t.j. stay with us, coming up, the incredible comeback for nfl star alex smith going one-on-one with the washington quarterback on his really amazing return after that devastating leg injury that almost cost him not just his career but also his life. also this morning, that bachelor bombshell. what fan favorites ashley and j.p. are saying about their breakup. and how to jump-start your debt reduction no matter how much or how little you owe. we'll be right back. ♪ l be right back. ♪
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♪ good morning, good morning great to have amy with us. >> it's friday! >> we are going jump in with our cover story that, bombshell bachelor nation news. bachelorette star ashley herbert and her husband j.p. rosenbaum announcing an emotional instagram post they are splitting up after eight years of marriage. erielle reshef has all the details. >> reporter: good morning. ashley and j.p. are beloved in bachelor nation and they acknowledge their split may blindside their fans but say they're doing what's best for their family. it's the breakup rocking bachelor nation as fan favorites ashley herbert and j.p. rosenbaum announce they are no longer together after nearly
eight years of marriage. ashley revealing on social media, quote, our differences have taken a toll on our relationship. j.p. adding, i think we've both come to realize that we are just two very different people. >> this was something that they took really seriously and they had their separation privately, they didn't announce it until they decided to officially go their separate ways. >> reporter: ashley writing they've been separated for months, thursday thanking fans for all their support and messages. >> but i have to tell you when he burst into -- i've never seen him cry, never. >> reporter: "gma" caught up with the pair back in january after j.p. was diagnosed with guillian-barre syndrome. >> walking was hard. i couldn't put on socks. i couldn't get dressed. i got in the shower. >> he couldn't open up the bathroom doorknob. >> reporter: a neurological disorder where the immune system attacks the nerves that affect the arm and leg muscles. >> i can't hug my kid, pick up my kids, do anything for my kids.
i don't want them to see me like this. it's all -- i mean and i just burst into tears because i was scared and frustrated. >> reporter: the couple shooting to stardom in 2011 during season 7 of "the bachelorette." >> ashley, will you marry me? >> yes. >> reporter: they went on to marry a year later in front of america. ashley and j.p. have two kids, fordham and essex and two weeks ago posted a heartfelt family moment from their son's 6th birthday party. >> they said it was fundamental differences. there wasn't one incident that triggered the separation. people loved ashley and j.p. together and are devastated by this news and i think she knows that and she's just trying to do what's best for her family. >> reporter: the couple calls their split amicable and will cherish their children and memories that can't be forgotten. >> thank you so much. we head back to ginger with a forecast for all of the winter. hey, ginger. >> yeah, whole winter, got it right here.
realizing noaa put out their winter forecast so we'll share that with you right now. warmer than average or more mild, the northeast and southeast, warmer than average back through texas, oklahoma, the plains there into california which is not good. especially when you pair it with the precipitation forecast which looks drier, not great for all the wildfires out there. into arizona, new mexico where they had no monsoon, colorado already in a severe drought into the southeast and then a little wetter here in the tennessee river valley and some good morning, welcome to friday, i'm abc 7 news, meteorologist, the record warm low and high fire dangers, high temperatures today, and more comfort tonight while you're sleeping and the heat will ease the most at the coast. 90s everywhere with more record high temperatures than yesterday. 50s and 60s.
that's better. 70s still lingering in our hills tonight. up to 10 to 20 degrees cooler we want to turn to we want to turn to that incredible nfl comeback story for alex smith returning to the field for the first time since suffering a devastating and severe leg injury that not only could have ended his days playing but also his life. our will reeve sat down with the quarterback. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. just by touching the field last sunday, alex smith all but locked up nfl comeback player of the year. his journey to get to that moment is a story of personal perseverance, family commitment and human triumph. >> here comes pressure, kareem gets him down with j.j. watt. a deep sack on smith. >> reporter: on november 18, 2018, alex smith was sacked for the 410th time in his nfl career. >> i tell you what, smith is hurting badly. >> certainly felt something strange in my lower leg at that
point and obviously to look down and see what it happened and i knew right away that i had broken my leg. >> reporter: smith's right leg was shattered. spiral and compound fractures to his tibia and fib ya sending him straight to surgery. then things got worse. >> getting home and the last thing i really remember there was obviously my temperature spiking before i went home and looking down at my leg once it was unwrapped and realizing that something was wrong. >> reporter: a bacterial infection eating at his leg. his body entering septic shock. smith's doctors were gravely concerned not only about his career but his life. how did that affect you psychologically? >> i had a lot of time to myself to sit and wonder if i'd ever be able to do those things that i took, you know, for granted for so long. if i'd ever go on a walk with my wife, a hike, play with my kids. you know, just everyday things. >> reporter: was that perhaps
the darkest place you had been. >> yeah, i mean i think without a doubt in my life that is certainly the hardest thing i've ever been faced with. it was going to be a long, long process to come back. >> ready to get after it? >> yeah. >> let's come on up. >> reporter: smith's journey back began in san antonio at the center for the intrepid. >> first throw since november 18th. >> reporter: the military hospital specializing in limb recovery. >> i don't know if i'd be here without their involvement in this process, not only from the expertise and the science and care, but also from the motivation for me to be able to go down there and that was the first time that i ever thought about attempting to try and play football again. >> reporter: 17 surgeries and a year of rehab later. smith was cleared to play again. this video showing alex and his family celebrating the news. >> there were so many ups and downs and complications along the way to finally get the green light from all the doctors in agreement that my leg was good to go. yeah, it was very cool.
>> reporter: grinding through self-doubt and the rigors of an nfl training camp, he earned a spot on the team as a backup. an improbable triumph itself. then last sunday his number was called. >> is back out here to play quarterback in the national football league. >> a small moment there where i was like, here goes, this is it. i was ready. i was so thankful. we hadn't had any fans in our first couple home games and just progressed to family so i knew going, you know, obviously that they were going to be there and for me that's all that mattered. >> alex's kids were there during the interview as well. his face lit up when they came into the room. he said the most important part of this journey is getting to be their dad. details on the shirt for the organization he says helped save his leg and his life can be found on our website. t.j. >> all right, will, thank you so much. guys, this was -- it gave me chills to see him run out onto the field. i remember when he got hurt.
>> it was devastating. >> i love that message on the shirt, just live. we want to turn to our money smart series and how one dad got the motivation he needed to take on his staggering debt. it can be very hard to know where to begin, how to begin. so our rebecca jarvis is back with how to confront those overwhelming feelings and get started. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, amy. that's right. and confronting those emotional feelings towards debt is half the battle. yes, getting the numbers right is useful, but getting in the right mind-set from the beginning is the key to success. like so many father of two jesse was struggling to rein in his debt. despite working two jobs and managing a side hustle, he found himself $23,000 in debt. >> i couldn't even say i was living paycheck to paycheck. i was living more -- it was just day to day. >> reporter: between credit cards, high interest rate loans, car payments and a mortgage, the bills seemed never ending. jesse says his problems started young. growing up he didn't learn about
managing money from his family. >> i didn't know what a credit report was. i had no idea what collects were, anything like that. i was just making the same errors over and over and over again. >> reporter: his wake-up call finally came one friday afternoon in the form of an unexpected paycheck. >> when i got that paycheck after they had already taken out everything, $11 was what i had. >> reporter: that's when he decided to make a change. he discovered the bad with money podcast hosted by gabby dunn and used her own experience to pay off $70,000 in student loans and credit card debt to help others. >> i learned about credit card interest rates and how they add up over time and how buying something that is $100 could end up costing you $175 if you're not careful. >> reporter: gabby's first tip, confront your debts. >> i wrote out what all of the debts were and then i put them in order of interest, whatever loan you took out that has the highest interest, tackle that one first.
>> reporter: after confronting his debts he realized quickly he was overspending and implemented gabby's second tip, assess your spending? >> i printed out my bank statements and i highlighted anything that i was confused about what it was or why did i spend that much and then if that's something you are not spending money on now it can go to your debt. >> reporter: finally, adjust your mind-set. >> i think we take debt on as like a personal failing, i think you just have to not beat yourself up. not imagine that you have to be perfect. >> now i'm less than a thousand in debt using a lot of the things i learned from her. it wasn't just her, it was just the belief i could do it. >> some great advice from gabby and kudos to jesse for paying it down and keep in mind here, whether you owe $10 or $100,000 in debt, it's about the strategies here to stay on top of and if you think about your financial health, the same way you would think about your physical health, you remember
this is a journey, you might fall off the wagon but if you stay committed you stay the course and you make that commitment to yourself to get back up if you fall down, you will have financial freedom on the other side, amy. >> all right, i love that. you will have financial freedom. i believe it. thank you, rebecca. guys, we turn to a fun story about quinceanera during covid so it's a girl's 15th birthday. a huge milestone in la teen no -- latino communities, but social distancing, safety precautions, they put a damper on these big celebrations, but some families, they're getting creative with their big parties. >> this is fantastic. i'm having a quinceanera. >> reporter: a coming of age celebrated by latinas all over the world. the quinceanera. ♪ a party that can include custom-made gowns, three-tier cakes and plenty of bling. ♪ the big bash can cost an average of $20,000, but the sparkle is fading this year as the pandemic puts a pause on this rite of passage forcing families to get creative from driveway dancing.
♪ >> reporter: to front yard festivities. ♪ >> reporter: and companies are now finding new ways to make crimes come true while staying safe with personalized masks and lavish outdoor setups. >> i've been dreaming about this since i was 5 years old. >> reporter: 14-year-old penelope and mom jacqueline have been planning this since last year. >> for us it's cultural. it's a tradition that our families all have. as a mom you want to share with your daughter as well. >> reporter: the mother/daughter duo opted for downsizing the event even nixing some traditions. >> i had a plan that we would do a dance and this would be a big thing but now because of corona and social distancing i can't have all my different friends dancing together. >> reporter: she is having a micro quinceanera and despite
covid restrictions to keep everyone safe the party will still go on. >> the excitement of turning 15 and having this milestone in your life and i believe that it is really important to still continue doing this as well as taking precautions to be able to have this party still happen. >> so i didn't have a quinceanera when i was growing up but "gma" has offered to throw me one next friday. >> can't wait to see what your dress looks like. >> stay tuned. big dresses all around. coming up, guys, sharks are joining us live. it will be a lot of fun. it will be a lot of fun.
♪ loving the music here. all right, welcome back to "gma." so happy you're here with us on this friday and we have some special guests to take us into the weekend. the shark. >> yes, all of the sharks, going back into the tank, "shark tank," back tonight on abc, we have the whole gang, the whole gang. mark cuban, barbara corcoran, lori greiner, daymond john, kevin o'leary, robert herjavec, good morning to you all. it is so good to see you. season 12 of "shark tank," can you believe it xi want you all first off just in a word what it's like to be back. lori, let me start with you. >> relieving. >> day monde. >> inspiring. >> kevin. >> crazy.
>> robert. >> motivating, baby. >> barbara. >> shocking. >> did i get everybody in there? did i get everybody? >> okay. >> not me. what about me? >> exciting! >> i was about to say how could i forget mark but that's the thing, mark won't let you forget mark. [ laughter ] >> true. >> barbara, how does it feel to be back? guy, everybody loves the chemistry you guys bring to the set. what was it like to be back together again? >> you know, 12 years working competing with one another is an awful long time but this year i'm telling you it was so different. the minute i walked onto that set and saw everybody, i was personally overwhelmed with love. i realized we were a family. i was just overwhelmed. my god, we're together and i guess it's always been that way, but it surprised me to really see that we were indeed a family. that was wonderful. i even got to love everybody except for you, kevin.
you're still out there. i'm deciding. >> well, barbara, i must say the only reason you got to that set is i bought you a new broom. >> oh! >> some things never change. >> it was absolutely incredible that we could have over 260 people working together in a bubble and all stay safe. we have to hand it to the producers, sony, abc, you know, mgm, nobody had ever pulled that off before and yet we did. we are the model for how television is going to be made safely going forward during the pandemic. >> i love that. i want to talk more about that. daymond, we've all had to change how we operate, everything is changing in the world. what changes will we see on the show? >> i think you'll see people who, you know, you couldn't come on the show and say, you know what, before covid i was doing bad and now i'm really doing bad, help me out, so what you're see something people who have lost their jobs or just off the couch have become, you know, millionaires even before coming to the show because they pivoted and did what was in their
control and took advantage of what they had to make even more, so it's really absolutely amazing. >> you talked about -- >> inspiring. >> you talk about pivots. a lot are talking about the pandemic pivot that people have taken and then some people picked up a lot of new hobbies and habits including the six of you. now, i'm not sure you all are aware of what your fellow sharks have been doing, but would you be surprised to know that one of you sharks learned to speak german during quarantine? do you all know who that was? >> no. who was that? >> robert. >> robert, speak up. >> robert. >> guttentag. [ speaking foreign language ] >> that's all he learned. >> i learned german so i could train my dog that i brought over from holland, trixie. >> wow. danke, rob. okay, we got another one. who in the group learned to play
the harmonica, perfected their musical skills? >> that would be daymond. >> daymond. >> all right. harmon cal player, let's hear a few tunes, shall we? >> oh, no. >> no. >> oh, no. ♪ >> yay, barbara. >> that's terrible. >> we need a longer pandemic. >> oh! >> you think it's easy to play a harmonica. it takes two years to learn. it's not easy and try blowing through one -- it's not easy. >> you're full of hot air. >> so many jokes. >> which shark hosted a talk show from their bed? >> oh, lori. >> yeah, lori, for sure. very controversial. very risque.
>> now, i was surprised when we said harmonica a lot thought it was going to be daymond. one of the sharks did become a skilled archer. a skilled archer. do you know who that was? >> daymond. >> it's got to be daymond. >> i'll say daymond. >> daymond is good with a bow and arrow. >> look at that. >> what are you doing with that thing. >> for the zombie apocalypse. >> he's getting ready. >> the next wave. >> wait, there's more. which shark extended their range of their jump shot? i feel like this is -- >> a trophy. that's how i relax. i go out and shoot bucks and, you know, got to get the jumpers up. >> mark likes basketball? >> shocking, shocking. which of your fellow sharks
became a country music songwriter? >> none of us. none of us. >> excuse me. listen, in the pandemic that's followed by country music. this is a beautiful song i call "she left me like a -- >> what? ♪ it's so different ♪ one can cut you so badly ♪ and the other, it scars you for life ♪ >> wow. >> we got to give thanks to that harmonica. guys, if nothing else, you all have given us something to look for on season 12. guy, it is so good to see you, so good to see you back together. you all, we're looking forward to seeing you down the road. season 12 of "shark tank"
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for the charity of their choice. here's tiffany haddish competing for that $1 million prize. >> your time starts now. >> in the sopranos the final episode tony is sitting at the booth with his family before it fades to black. what so eating? shrimp cocktail, chicken finger, onion rings or nachos? >> oh, wow. oh, my gosh. >> shrimp cocktail, chicken finger, onion rings or nachos? come on. first instinct. >> shrimp, shrimp cocktail. >> that's your answer? >> ooh. >> that shrimp cocktail had a big question mark at the end of it? >> yeah, it sure did. >> it went shrimp cocktail? >> i looked down for a second and i looked up and you're bald.
>> believe me, i'm stressed out, jimmy. i have to take my hair off. i need all the messages coming to my head. >> the new season of "who wants to be a millionaire?" premieres sunday night at good friday morning. record lows and hise today with a fire danger lingers through well now we have two of the stars of the new movie "clouds" that tells the true story of teenage singer songwriter zach sobiech whose song happened soon before his death. >> i know that feeling. >> so you hope.
>> with what? >> writing more songs, look, i know we've played other people's music before but i was thinking it might be cool if we did something that just like ours. >> that was fan and sabrina carpenter playing zach and his best friend sammy both joining us live. thank you so much for being wugs. we appreciate it and, you know, this is a curious time for everyone and a sign of the times your big movie premiere was actually at a drive-in. tell me how that was. >> oh, my gosh, it was the most fun i've had in pretty much all year. it was amazing. it was just good to see the cast again and be able to share that moment together and i also had some of my family visit which was just amazing. >> everyone was honking. it felt like the '60s, it was great. >> that is cool to see it in that setting. i know we mentioned it is a true story, fin. you not only got to know the family of the young man you got to play, zach, but they actually allowed you to take and use some
of zach's things. tell me about that. >> yeah, so the sobiechs well chemmed them into their lives and story. they're incredibly strong and gracious and vulnerable and they even invited us into zach's bedroom where i got to read through some of his journals and i ended up writing a song based on some of his old lyrics and i was wearing his clothes for the movie and using his crutches every single day. it kind of felt like i was holding zach's hand and he was guiding us through the process. >> wow, wow, i got chills just hearing you recount what that must have been like. sabrina, you got to actually meet sammy, his real-life best friend. tell me what that was like and how you used that in your role. >> she's actually become just one of my favorite people on the planet. i think something that was so wonderful was our director, justin baldoni, i think he was really looking for the souls of these people he was making this movie about and knew them in real life, you know, since he
made the documentary on zach and i just felt so honored to be able to get to though her and send time with the person that i was so lucky to be able to play because she's just such a talent and beautiful person. it was a little trippi, i'm not going to lie. i think the whole experience was very eye opening and just like as actors, the best possible challenge is to have these people you're playing in front of you and know there's such a valuable story to be told. >> did sammy get so see it yet? did she have thoughts? >> she was like i have a lot of thoughts from sammy in my techs right now. no, she really has been so supportive every step of the way. any information that sammy, amy, the whole family could give us, they were so giving and they have seen the movie. i'm pretty sure they love it that's what they've told us, so -- >> i heard from laura sobiech, zach's mother and her and rob when they first got the link to the movie sat down and watched it five times in a row. >> wow.
>> it's so great that they appreciate the way we retold the story and at the end of the day they're the most important audience. >> so beautiful to pay tribute to zach and his songwriting as well and you were collaborating. both musicians we should mention too so finally, fin, what was it like to create this music? >> sammy and zach were incredible songwriters and wise beyond their years and at the age of 17 they created a masterful album and being able to re-create that music with the sounds of sabrina carpenter was so much fun and i think it filled me up with so much love. it kind of got me into that headspace of where zach was at, you know, head space of strength and positivity in the light of adversity and that's what we're all going through right now so being able to play that music has been informative for how i handle myself through this year and, you know, our own trials and tribulations. it's been a great gift. >> music has been so
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welcome back. all time low is joining us for our fall concert series, their eighth album debuted at number one on billboard's top rock album's chart and about to hear "monsters" in a moment. let's catch up with alex gaskarth. good morning, alex. good to have you with us this morning. >> hi, it's nice to be here. we're all very excited to join you guy. >> good to see everybody there. you have been together -- reading this -- 15 years since high school. >> yeah. >> wow.
>> that is amazing. what was it like to make this most recent album together? >> it was incredible. you know, we all got together and rented a house and made a record in a way we haven't made a record in years, all of us living under one roof eating, sleeping, breathing the music we were making and so incredible to reconnect in that way. >> something worked because you got your first number one on the alternate rock chart, radio chart with "monsters." that's got to feel pretty good. >> it's incredibly validating during such a weird year. we basically always measure how our music connecting with our fans based on the shows and we have not been able to play shows this year which has been incredibly strange and, you know, getting the recognition via something like a number one is just an incredible way to still be connected to our fans. >> we know you have been together for so long. you're still all really good
friends. what's the secret to success here? >> i think it's just good acting. we really don't -- >> yeah. >> no -- >> good acting and zoom call. >> and being together for as long as we have you learn not to bother the other guys. if jack is having a bad hair day i won't mess with him too much. >> i never have a bad hair day. >> we're fortunate. we realize how fortunate we are so we don't want to mess with that and love each other and luckiest four guys in the world, i think. >> that is a good way to head into this performance, guys. thank you so much and now playing "monsters" their latest single off "wake up, sunshine" it's all time low. ♪ why do all the monsters come out at night ♪ ♪ why do we sleep where we want to hide ♪ ♪ why do i run back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ another day, another headache
in this hangover hotel ♪ ♪ getting used to the rhythm, yeah, i know this beat too well ♪ ♪ tunnel vision's got me feeling like you're the only one i see ♪ ♪ but i know what's missing when i'm swimming in my lonely luxury ♪ ♪ i'm wondering why do all the monsters come out at night ♪ ♪ why do we sleep where we want to hide ♪ ♪ why do i run back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ why am i a sucker for all your lies strung out like laundry on every line ♪ ♪ why do i come back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ thinking about you, you're in my head even without you i still feel dead ♪ ♪ why do i run back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ dead, thinking about you,
you're in my head even without you, i still feel dead ♪ ♪ why do i run back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ i'm wondering why do all the monsters come out at night why do we sleep where we want to hide ♪ ♪ why do i run back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ why am i a sucker for all your lies strung out like laundry on every line ♪ ♪ why do i come back to you like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ ♪ like i don't mind if you ruin my life ♪ >> thank you. ♪ why do all the monsters "gma's" concert series is sponsored by carmax, the way it should be.
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, from "the wrong cheerleader coach," vivica a. fox, and one of the stars of the series "helstrom," elizabeth marvel, plus science bob returns for a fiery finale as we wrap up "live's" virtual science week. also, bargains to help you live clean and green, exclusively for our amazing viewers, all next on "live." and now here are kelly ripa" and ryan seacrest. >> ryan: thank you very much. good morning. >> kelly: did you just fall down? >> ryan: no, i just stumbled into my seat, as i do, like a gazelle. friday, october 16th. welcome to the weekend. >> kelly: it's friday! >> ryan: yes! [cheers and applause] kelly, i must say, you have put me in the mood. >> kelly: i have? >> ryan: that--that blouse-- >> kelly: what are you in the mood for? [laughter] >> ryan: the holiday mood. i
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