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what is next. >> we love you, wayne. >> two big stories this morning. marking 20 years since 9/11 and confronting covid. the president with a sweeping vaccine mandate for the nation. breaking overnight, the president taking aim at 80 million unvaccinated americans. >> we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us. >> the new pandemic plans vaccine mandate affecting 100 million workers. the president focusing in on schools, calling on governors to protect students. los angeles going a step further, becoming the first major school district to mandate vaccines for students 12 and up.
this as hospital admissions top 100,000, four times more patients than a year ago. 9/11 20 years later, this morning remembering the almost 3,000 lives lost after the deadliest terror attack in the history of the united states. we are live from ground zero, the pentagon and shanksville, pennsylvania. the families remembering their loved ones, the country honoring the heroes and the survivors sharing their stories. the threat of terrorism still looms. concern about al qaeda with the taliban back in control of afghanistan. homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas joins us live. the babies of 9/11. 20 years later, diane sawyer's emotional reunion. the children who lost their fathers in that national tragedy and their resilient moms who gave them the gift of hope. ♪ it's like a dream to me ♪ and dreams come true. the two teen phenoms taking the u.s. open by storm. >> i knew i was able to win.
>> now set to face off in the final. plus, he's back. >> thank you. >> "shang-chi's" simu liu is live in times square after his $100 million blockbuster run at the box office. good morning, america. we hope you're doing well this friday morning as we remember that day 20 years ago tomorrow that transformed our country. >> this morning, we will look back at the events of september the 11th, the lives lost and those affected to this day. some not even born yet. >> i want to show you a live look right now, everybody. take a look at ground zero where, of course, the planes hit the twin towers, that indelible image in all our minds. we're also live at the pentagon where a third plane crashed into the side of that building. and there in shanksville,
pennsylvania, where the fourth plane went down in the field when those heroic passengers overtook the hijackers. first, we're going to turn to the crisis having a profound impact today. the coronavirus emergency and the new plan to turn the tide on the pandemic laid out by president biden. he is pushing betweening new vaccine mandates that will affect about 100 million workers and also expressed frustration with roughly 80 million unvaccinated americans. rachel scott starts us off at the white house. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is something that the white house has been reluctant to do, but with covid-19 hospitalizations spiking across the country, the president taking the most aggressive action yet. announcing new vaccine requirements for 100 million americans. overnight president biden fed up and taking aim at the nation's 80 million unvaccinated americans, as covid hospitalizations top 100,000. >> this is not about freedom or personal choice. it's about protecting yourself and those around you. we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. >> reporter: now the president
announcing the most sweeping covid requirements yet. rolling out a plan that will affect 100 million americans, ordering all businesses with more than 100 workers to either require their employees to be vaccinated or get tested weekly. >> the bottom line, we're going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. >> reporter: he's not stopping there. that vaccine mandate now also required for 17 million health care workers, plus 4 million federal government employees and contractors too who won't have the option to get weekly tests. >> if you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated. if you want to do business with the federal government, vaccinate your workforce. >> reporter: the president also zeroing in on schools, calling on governors to require vaccinations for teachers and staff and taking aim at what he calls pandemic politics from leaders who don't encourage vaccines or masking or have gone a step further and banned mask mandates. >> if these governors won't help
us beat the pandemic, i'll use my power as president to get them out of the way. >> reporter: the reaction to the president's message and mandate swift. >> forcing this and coercing people, i don't think is the right decision. >> reporter: but as covid cases in children hit record numbers, the nation's second largest school district, los angeles, going even further than the president's call. now becoming the first major district in the nation to mandate vaccines for students 12 and up. >> the best way to protect everyone in our schools is to ensure that all who are eligible to get vaccinated get vaccinated. >> reporter: this as hospitals feel the crush across the country with four times more patients in hospitals than a year ago. in idaho vaccination rates hover under 55%. our kaylee hartung inside one of the state's overwhelmed hospitals. an icu filled to capacity. many patients only in their 30s and 40s. one health care worker telling her it's becoming difficult to even ask about vaccines. >> when we ask did you happen to get vaccinated, it already sets
the tone and creates a rift and that tone in the room because there's a feeling of, well, you're going to treat me differently because i didn't get vaccinated. that is far from the truth. >> reporter: and starting today the biden administration will be cracking down on those who refuse to wear a mask on planes, trains and buses. the tsa now doubling fines. repeat offenders could be forced to pay as much as $3,000. the president's message if you break the rules, be prepared to pay. cecelia? >> that definitely is the message. rachel, thank you. we want to turn to rebecca jarvis joining us now with a reality check on what these vaccine rules mean for american businesses and workers. rebecca, good morning. i think so many folks wondering what the penalty is if workers and companies refuse this. >> reporter: good morning, cecelia. the penalties are significant. a number of major corporations already have their own vaccine mandates in place, these new mandates affect over 100 million
americans. that is two-thirds of the nation's workforce. private employees can opt out. they can choose to test regularly, but the businesses that refuse not to comply will face penalties up to $14,000 each. a number of major companies have already spoken out in favor of this new policy. the business round table has as well. small and medium businesses, some say they will sue, cecelia. >> a lot of pushback already. michael? >> thank you, cecelia. now to remembering one of the darkest days in u.s. history. tomorrow's 20th anniversary of 9/11. you are looking at the pentagon, shanksville, pennsylvania, and ground zero where the four planes crashed that fateful day. nearly 3,000 people killed and the worst terror attack on u.s. soil. amy is at ground zero in lower manhattan for us this morning. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, michael. this is where the world changed
just a day short of 20 years ago. and tomorrow as they've done every single year here, the families of those killed will gather. they will read the names of each and every victim of the terror attack. police are stepping up security in the area but there is no credible threat associated with this anniversary we're told. we know president biden will also be on hand for at least part of the ceremony honoring the more than 2,700 people who were killed when those two planes crashed into the twin towers, of course, causing them to collapse. he's also going to attend the ceremony at the pentagon where 184 people perished when the third plane slammed into that building and the one in shanksville where hero passengers aboard the fourth plane forced it down before the hijackers could get to their intended target in the nation's capital killing 40 passengers and crew, michael. >> amy, it's been 20 years, but the pain is still fresh for so many of us, especially for the families of those killed. >> reporter: it certainly has and that's a pain that i think anyone who's lost anyone knows
will never go away even two decades later and especially for the people who survived the attack it's particularly difficult for the families of the more than a thousand people whose remains still have not been identified. closure for them is not possible. but certainly this is a very beautiful day, reminiscent of that day 20 years ago, michael, and the pain is fresh for so many. >> never forgotten. thank you, amy. cecelia? >> thank you, michael. we will go to 20 years after 9/11, the threat of terrorism looms so large. homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas will be joining us in just a moment. but first let's go to our chief global affairs martha raddatz for more on how that terrible day unfolded and the question right now, whether al qaeda could be re-emerging as a threat. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. even before 9/11, al qaeda had targeted americans at our embassies in kenya and tanzania in 1998.
in an attack on a warship, "uss cole" off the coast of yemen in the fall of 2000. but even after those deadly attacks nobody expected the scope and mass destruction the terror group carried out on 9/11. it began on a clear, bright day with no warning. the deadliest terror attack on u.s. soil in the history of this nation. >> we just got a report in that there's been some sort of explosion at the world trade center in new york city. >> reporter: nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11, more than 6,000 injured. that day sending a generation and then another to what would be america's longest war. it would take ten years before the u.s. killed the mastermind of the attack, osama bin laden. ayman al zawahiri, an egyptian doctor often seen by bin laden's side succeeded him but has not
been heard from him in years with many analysts believing he is in ill health, or even dead. >> it is accurate to say al qaeda has a diminished capability. when isis came on the scene, they decided to kind of move into a quiet and patient strategy. they decided that they could wait us out. >> reporter: with the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan and the government now run by the taliban the same group that once provided safe haven for bin laden and al qaeda, defense secretary lloyd austin now worries that al qaeda will regenerate and says he has put the taliban on notice they should not allow that to happen. but al qaeda is not the only concern in afghanistan. isis-k behind the suicide bombing at the kabul airport that left 13 u.s. service members and 170 afghans dead is a clear and growing threat. >> the threat today is different than what we faced 20 years ago. it is evolved and morphed and in
some ways we are in a better place but in other ways it's more complex. they have a really difficult time moving terrorists from overseas into the united states and carrying out a complex, coordinated attack. so they changed their tactics. they use plotters and bomb experts to train people online so that they can carry out attacks here. >> reporter: whatever name these terrorist groups adopt, whatever their methods of attracting followers, the threat is still there and now that all u.s. forces are out of afghanistan, the intelligence gathering will be even harder. george? >> okay, martha, thanks. let's bring in the secretary of homeland security alejandro mayorkas. thanks for joining us this morning. talk about the re-emerging threat in afghanistan and how serious is it? >> we watch it very closely, george. thank you very much for having me on the show at this special time in our nation's life. we watch the threat landscape all over the world.
that's what we do in the intelligence counterterrorism and law enforcement communities. we have built an entire architecture to protect, to safeguard the american people. >> well, that's what we're doing but how about the lack of intelligence resources now inside afghanistan? won't that allow taliban and/or isis to reconstitute? >> so we have many means, george, of learning information that is relevant to our ability to protect and secure the homeland. es, indeed, we no longer have troops in afghanistan, but we have other resources to learn information on the ground and we certainly use those resources to the best of our abilities. we are quite creative and quite capable of learning information from coast to coast and all over the world. >> we know the terrorist groups pay attention to anniversaries. any specific and credible threats you're worried about as we head into the 20th anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow?
>> george, we know of no specific credible threats targeting the united states on the anniversary of 9/11, but we are vigilant. we watch the information. we learn information, but at this point in time we don't know of any threat on the anniversary. >> we don't know of any specific or credible threats, but we do know that right now domestic terrorism is actually the greatest homeland threat, isn't it? >> that's most certainly true. the greatest terrorism-related threat to the homeland is the threat of domestic terrorism. individuals who are prone to violence by reason of an ideology of hate or false narratives that we see spread on social media or other online platforms. >> what does it say to you that 20 years after 9/11 our greatest threat is now homegrown?
>> i think it's a sad thing to it emver thlastas we have several years. but then again, here we are in the department of homeland security, 250,000 people who dedicate their lives, their careers, their talent and efforts to protect the homeland no matter the nature of the threat. >> secretary mayorkas, thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. we'll have much more coming up in our next half hour. diane sawyer with the children of 9/11 born after losing a parent. tune in tomorrow for special live coverage of the memorials beginning at 8:00 eastern. michael? george, we'll turn now to one of the biggest events in new york city with crowds at the u.s. open. the energy is back and the excitement is surrounding two teen tennis phenomes who burst onto the world stage and t.j. holmes is here with that. it's been exciting.
it's been fantastic to watch. >> it is, stra. like you said, the u.s. open is one of those signature special new york events, right? there's just something about the experience. it wasn't the same last year, pandemic, no spectators. spectators are back. the energy is back and now two teenagers are contributing to making sure this is a u.s. open like we've never seen before. the women's u.s. open final will feature two teenagers who have become the darlings of tennis. 19-year-old leylah fernandez from canada. and 18-year-old emma raducanu from the uk. >> game, set and match. >> reporter: both were long, long shots going into the tournament. fernandez was unseeded and had never beaten a top ten player before. this week she's beaten three of the top five ranked players in the world including defending champ naomi osaka. >> at what point in the match did the belief come in that you
felt that you could win against naomi? >> from the very beginning, right before the match. i knew i was able to win. >> reporter: the other teen sensation took centre court. raducanu entered the open as a qualifier. that means the 18-year-old had to make it through a field of three fellow unranked players just to get to the first round and she says she's enjoying being the underdog. >> i mean is there any expectation i'm a qualifier? so technically on paper there's nothing -- no pressure on me. >> reporter: and now raducanu is the first qualifier to ever reach the championship match. guys, raducanu started the summer ranked 383 in the world. leylah fernandez, her mom actually left the family for years and moved to california so she could make money to pay for her tennis lessons. here they are. we've seen teens in a u.s. open final before in '99, 18-year-old and 17-year-old. that 17-year-old serena williams, her first ever u.s.
open. >> i think i've heard of her before. >> things went well. >> watch me, i got this. >> having fun. >> thank you. a lot more coming up including much on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. diane sawyer is talking to the children who lost a parent in the attack. and abc news exclusive. new details in that amusement park tragedy. first let's head over to ginger. >> cecilia, today is the chronological peak of hurricane season and both the pacific and the atlantic are quite busy. we start with olaf. san jose and cabo, the rain, but look at this, a couple areas, one off the coast of africa that should become something and tropical storms starting to -- or the thunderstorms starting to come together by the yucatan. that will move moisture if not something more up to the texas gulf coast. we will cover it by early next week. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the weekend forecast sponsored by amazon.
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open defiance of the constitution and they are seeking a court order to prevent it from being enforced. meanwhile, texas governor greg abbott says he is confident the court will uphold that law. the nfl marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as it kicked off its season last night. the league honoring people who lost family members over the past two decades and the players, well, you could see them there wearing a 9/11 ribbon on their helmets. much more on that game coming up. also coming up, the babies of 9/11, 20 years later diane sawyer with the emotional reunion bringing them back together again all ahead. michael? >> looking forward to that, cecelia. first let's go back to amy where all eyes were on ground zero 20 years ago, the day life in the united states changed forever. amy is there live. good morning again, amy. >> reporter: hey, good morning again to you, michael. yes, this is where the world changed a day shy of 20 years ago. this was the worst terror attack on u.s. soil. two planes crashing into the
twin towers that used to stand right here on this site. more than 2,700 people killed when those two towers collapsed and i have to tell you this morning is a crisp september morning, very much like that da how it just takes you right back to that day. w,n tion to the 3,000 peopleho on th ome 6,000 othersr injured and now 20 years later the work goes on to identify the remains of more than a thousand victims. just this week dna was used to identify two more people finally giving those people some sense of closure two decades later, michael. >> very important. thank you so much. we turn to the current threat assessment. both foreign and domestic and pierre thomas has more on that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: michael, good morning. here at the pentagon on this hallowed ground where american airlines flight 77 crashed into the building killing 59 people
on board the plane and more than 100 inside defense headquarters they never forget. today and tomorrow there will be observances of that horrible day, a painful reminder of just how real the terror threat remains and we are in an extremely tense threat environment right now. while no specific threat has been identified for the 9/11 anniversary, the fbi is being forced to deal with both domestic and international four years the fbi has arrested 552 domestic terrorism suspects, many far right radicals including right supremacists. during that same time frame, the fbi arrested 386 international terrorism suspects, many inspired by isis and al qaeda and at any given moment the fbi is in various stages of investigating hundreds if not thousands of people in the u.s. suspected of terrorism. so the threat remains. george?
>> it certainly does. pierre, thanks. we head to the spot where hero passengers and crew stopped the fourth hijacked plane before it could hit another target. juju chang joins us from shanksville, pennsylvania. good morning, juju. >> reporter: good morning, george. what you see behind me in that field 20 years ago on 9/11 was the crash site for flight 93. it's the final resting place for the 40 brave passengers and crew. but what has blossomed from this area is a living memorial, a tribute, 40 white marble slabs each inscribed with the name of a hero. tomorrow former president bush, vice president kamala harris will pay tribute, alongside family members. it is only family members allowed to walk on those hallowed grounds. 20 years ago flight 93 was delayed taking off which is why the passengers were able to call loved ones and quickly learned what happened at the world trade center with the other airplanes. so they voted on board. they voted to fight back against the hijackers and to stop them from hitting another symbol of america. they weren't just fighting for their lives. they were fighting for their
country. it's that bravery we're celebrating here in shanksville. last night i spoke to one of the family members of ceecee lyles, a flight attendant on board. she was a former police officer turned flight attendant. her mom shirley told me last night that she's come back year after year for 20 years but that tomorrow she doesn't want to feel sad, she wants to celebrate her life just as we as a nation are celebrating the lives of all who were lost on 9/11. george? >> yes, we will. thank you very much. we turn to the babies of 9/11. 20 years later, in 2001 diane sawyer sat down with a group of young women pregnant when their husbands died in the attacks now bringing them back together for an inspiring look at how their lives were shaped by that national tragedy. >> reporter: 20 years ago we set out on mission impossible. 63 tiny forces of nature unleashed in one room. a nation reeling after the towers fell, they were 63 reasons to believe in the future. but could we possibly corral
them into a photograph? >> move them in fast. >> reporter: they squirmed. >> all right. do you think we have a shot in the world? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: they howled. their little friends look on baffled. >> we need one more car seat. >> reporter: they tumble. all in love. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: they go rogue. finally we get it. i'm holding a twin in each arm. those twins, 20 years later, now. >> they were suggesting they pick you up. ♪ >> reporter: and here they all are now. the crawlers. the howlers. tumbler one, tumbler two. all grown up today. >> nobody is falling out of their chair. it was so hilarious.
not for you perhaps, but for us. >> reporter: i began to get an immediate answer to one of my questions from long ago, would these babies who never met their fathers end up looking up through his eyes, smiling his smile? ♪ ♪ >> i want to hug you. >> reporter: it's jenna and her son gabriel. that laughing little boy now towering over me. i'm sorry. i have to gawk. it really is too amazing. all these years. so many mothers teaching us about the gift they gave their children, knowing that dad was
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we are back with that abc news exclusive, the latest on the investigation into that colorado amusement park tragedy as a friend of the family of the 6-year-old is speaking out this morning. trevor ault joins us with the latest on this story. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. this is truly a horrifying story. this family losing their 6-year-old daughter on vacation riding one of the most popular amusement park rides in the country and we're hearing from that friend of the family exclusively who tells us they want to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else. this morning, as authorities investigate the tragic amusement park death of a colorado 6-year-old, a friend of her family tells us they're devastated beyond words. >> this is a parent's worst nightmare. it's something you don't wish on your worst enemy. >> reporter: bemni mekonnen speaking on behalf of the estifanos family.
they lost their daughter gail at an amusement park. gil was on the ride on the mine drop, which puts them in nearly freefall for 110 feet. >> i believe the ride was in operation when the child fell from it. she fell approximately 110 feet. dispatch patient will be a 6-year-old female. >> reporter: we're told park employees began administering first aid until paramedics arrived but she did not survive. investigators are still working to determine what led to estifanos' death. the park telling us in a statement we are daepeeply saddd and ask that you keep the family of the deceased in your thoughts and prayers. >> one minute she's on an amusement ride. the next minute they are trying to plead with god to bring her back. they are bargaining with him. they are angry. >> reporter: while it's not been
determined if the park was negligent in gail's death, they can limit the rider's opportunity to sue if they signed a waiver beforehand. the ride was inspected in june and has passed inspection since opening in 2017. but mekonnen says the family is determined to enact change in wongel's name. >> they don't want anyone going through what they are going through. so they'll do everything they can to make sure this never happens again. even through her death, she is going to make a difference. >> reporter: family friends have set up a gofundme to cover funeral costs and other expenses for this family. they've already raised more than $50,000. this amusement park is still closed, though they plan to re-open tomorrow. guys? >> just such a sad story. >> sure is. >> trevor, thank you so much. everybody, we'll be right back. stay with us. ith us.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. president biden unveils his new covid strategy taking aim at 80 million unvaccinated americans. >> we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. >> the new pandemic plans vaccine mandate affecting 100 million workers. this as covid hospitalizations top 100,000. four times more patients than a year ago. 9/11 20 years later. tomorrow marks two decades since the deadliest terror attack on u.s. soil. this morning, we are remembering the lives lost. the stories of survival and moments of incredible heroism. charlie gibson joins us live to reflect on that morning anchoring "gma" as the planes hit the twin towers.
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that inspired it. >> we are doing that all day today and that is because tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of september 11th. let's take a live look there at ground zero. just here in downtown manhattan so many families will be gathering there tomorrow morning to remember all of those that we lost that day. we will still have much more on this coming up. >> our friend charlie gibson will join us. right now to the covid crisis, president biden laid out his new plan on the pandemic, pushing sweeping new vaccine mandates that will affect 100 million workers. let's go back to rachel scott at the white house. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning. just two months after president biden said the u.s. was closer than ever to declaring independence from the virus, he is now taking his most aggressive action yet announcing new vaccine requirements for 100 million americans. overnight president biden fed up and taking aim at the nation's 80 million unvaccinated americans as covid hospitalizations top 100,000. >> this is not about freedom or personal choice.
it's about protecting yourself and those around you. we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us. >> reporter: now the president announcing the most sweeping covid requirements yet. rolling out a plan that will affect 100 million americans ordering all businesses with more than 100 workers to either require their employees to be vaccinated or get tested weekly. >> the bottom line, we're going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. >> reporter: and he's not stopping there. that vaccine mandate now also required for 17 million health care workers. plus 4 million federal government employees and contractors too who won't have the option to get weekly tests. >> if you want to work with the federal government and do business with us, get vaccinated. >> reporter: the president also zeroing in on schools, calling on governors to require vaccinations for teachers and staff and taking aim at what he calls pandemic politics from leaders who don't encourage vaccines or masking.
>> these governors won't help us beat the pandemic, i'll use my power as president to get them out of the way. >> reporter: the reaction to the president's message and mandate was swift. >> forcing this and coercing people, i dn't think is the right decision. >> reporter: and so the president's message if you do not comply with these rules, be prepared to pay for it. private businesses could be fined up to $14,000 per violation and the tsa doubling fines for americans who refuse to wear a face mask. repeat offenders can be fined as much as $3,000. cecelia? >> a lot of questions on this, rachel. let's go right to our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis joining us with a reality check on what these vaccine rules mean for businesses and their employees. hey, rebecca. >> reporter: hey, cecilia. many of the nation's largest corporations already have their own vaccine mandates in place, but this now impacts tens of thousands more companies and
employees. an estimated 100 million american workers impacted. if you're a private employee, you can opt to test regularly instead of getting vaccinated. if you're a business and you choose not to comply, you could face violation penalties of up to $14,000 each. the business round table have applauded the new measures. there are small and medium size businesses who say they will now sue. michael? >> all right, thank you so much, rebecca. coming up, 20 years after september 11th, the lives that intersected and their hope for this country now and our friend charlie gibson who was anchoring "gma" that morning 20 years ago will join us live. a labor of love. one woman becoming a surrogate for her twin sister. we'll tell you all about it. stay with us.
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and welcome back to "gma." so for nearly 20 years we have followed the people forever linked by 9/11, the survivors, family, heros, those who lost loved ones. david muir retraced that fateful day, all the lives that intersected and hope for the country 20 years later. here's the first look. ♪ ♪ >> the morning of 9/11, it was warm. it was clear skies. it was a beautiful fall day. >> it was a clear, beautiful morning. >> yeah, it was. walked past the fire department
so i could say hi to the firemen i would see all the time. >> you were making breakfast for the girls in the kitchen. >> i was. we had gotten up early. it was anna clair's first day of preschool. >> i'm diane sawyer, and it's tuesday, september 11, 2001. >> i turned on the television to watch the news. >> your second day on the job. >> my second day, yes, reporting to the pentagon for work. started out like a regular day. >> reporter: they are the stories of 9/11 forever linked by what happened that day. >> this is at the world trade center and there has been some sort of explosion. we don't fully know the details. there is one report that a plane has hit the world trade center. >> reporter: 17 minutes later, the south tower. >> the plane hit one floor above you? >> yeah, and i realized if i had stayed up there, i would have been dead. what caught my attention was the
fact that people that i knew were 100 plus stories up were hanging outside of the window and i watched them. they were making a sign of the cross, holding hands and jumping. to me those people were heroes. >> reporter: of the last 25 people out of the south tower, florence was number 18. we have followed her for nearly 20 years and we will never forget her seeing those reflecting pools for the first time. >> wow. >> reporter: the names of the fallen etched in bronze and florence's friend jill maurer campbell. >> i always remember jill's smile. i try never to think about the way she died.
as a company, we were very, very close. we all knew jill. >> reporter: and now 20 years later a phone call from jill's son. >> oh, i was so happy to talk to him. >> just wow and tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on "20/20" you'll meet jake who is on the other end of that call. you'll definitely want to meet him and we will also want to know what happened that day. what we didn't know that day as david takes us minute by minute through that entire day that changed all of our lives in this country. >> and now we'll be joined by someone who was there that day anchoring "gma." our friend, former "gma" anchor, "world news" anchor charlie gibson joins us now. he was on the air when the towers were hit. charlie, thanks for joining us again this morning.
i want to start out by just playing that moment when the plane hit the tower. >> "good morning america" was in but we're joining the network to show you the picture of the world trade center. obviously a major fire there and there has been some sort of explosion. we don't fully know the details. >> we just saw another plane coming in from the side. so this looks like it is some sort of a concerted effort to attack the world trade center that is under way in downtown new york. >> charlie, nothing could prepare you for a moment like that. >> no, george, you're right. i've heard michael say a couple of times now "gma" is remembering 9/11 20 years later. i don't think there's a day that goes by that i don't remember. it's so etched in your memory and, everybody, of course, can tell you without hesitation where they were when they learned about it, what they did. we were as you and i have discussed we were in the commercial at the time. stu schwartz was our producers.
we had gotten the 30-second cue we were about to go back on the air and fill a couple of minutes and stu said something is happening at the world trade center. we have a camera poised there, wabc traffic camera. you're on the air, go, and with no preparation and no thought, it was a complete surprise to us. but as you know, george, you go into reporter mode, and the last thing you want to do is indicate to anybody that you know more than you do and at that point we just didn't know anything. and so we were madly writing notes to, you know, when was that earlier bombing at the basement of the world trade center? how many years ago was that, et cetera? but we were just bewildered and -- and -- but i knew that this was going to change "good morning america" and the country for some time to come. you just knew this was a completely transformative event. >> charlie, you said you didn't want to tell america what you didn't know. that is so important in a
situation like that but you did say -- we heard you say this looks like some sort of concerted effort to attack the world trade center. where did that sense of clarity come from? >> well, it wasn't really clarity. nice to think that it was. when the second plane -- you knew it could not -- this was not an accident. when that plane came in, you knew somebody had to be trying to attack the world trade center and in so doing, since they were such iconic buildings, the country was under attack. we didn't know how extensive it would. indeed the united states government didn't know how extensive it would be for quite some time. witness the fact they were reluctant to bring the president even back to washington. and then as the day played on, of course, obviously we knew about the attack at the pentagon. for awhile there was a rumor that the state department had been hit by a plane as well. that proved not to be correct. then, of course, shanksville occurred.
and i'll never know exactly what that plane in shanksville, went down in shanksville, where it was aimed. my guess it was probably aimed at the united states capitol where i had worked for seven years covering the house of representatives and i think about all those people at the capitol who -- you know, who knows what would have happened if they had been able to bring down the dome. it was just so cataclysmic what was happening. peter jennings got into place about 45 minutes after the planes hit. diane went down to the site to try to get as close to the trade centers as she could with a crew. abc had leased a boat on the hudson river and they wanted me to get on that boat, go down the hudson and try to get pictures from the river of the trade centers. but needless to say the police department had everything blocked off, as they should have. and so i went back to the studio. i remember david westin saying, you may have to anchor when peter gets tired because we're going to be on the air for
several hours, i remember saying, david, we'll be on the air for several days and indeed that proved to be the case. you do, cecilia, go into reporter mode. diane's reaction was, oh, my god when she saw the second plane hit and mine was the sort of who, what, why, when, where? we're under attack. i sort of wish i had her response. she said she wished she had mine. somewhere in between was probably the right way to react but you just go on instinct at that point. >> as you said, charlie, it was a marathon. there were no breaks of any type for you both. you were on air for days basically. and there was a wave of patriotism after 9/11. how did you balance as you say your emotions with being a journalist, with being objective but still with the emotions and patriotism you have yourself? >> well, that's a really interesting question, michael, because you do have to balance things. i remember i was sort of on automatic pilot on the morning
the planes hit. but it was the day after -- you know, we had worked for 18 hours. we went on the air at 6:00 a.m. for the entire country an hour earlier than "gma" normally goes on and we had just pulled a table into the center of the studio because we didn't know fully what was happening still. and so we just thought this is america's breakfast table and we'll be at the breakfast table just along with you and we -- you know, no fancy set. just a table in the middle of the studio. but i remember walking in on the 12th and thinking to myself you'll never do a more important broadcast than you're about to do. this is something you have prepared your whole life for and -- and tone is going to be as important as the guests and what you actually have in terms of people that you're going to talk to, subjects you're going to address. tone is important. and so obviously there's an enormous amount of empathy, an
enormous amount of just emotion and -- but at the same time, i remember thinking, we've got to project resolve and we have to project reassurance, that as a country we'll get through this. and i don't want to sound like a boy scout about this, michael, but "good morning america," that name is really important, and that is something you'll always keep in mind. and i thought we're just going to -- diane and i are going to be joining america and we're going to be sitting there trying to figure out what's happened and that was our approach really for weeks. and i can't imagine anybody that would be more steadfast to sit next to than she was. and we said to each other that morning, if you start to cry, i'll pick it up. and there was many a time in days that followed that we needed to act on that. >> you say you think about it every day. could you have imagined then how much those attacks would change this country?
>> no, no, first of all, you georgewe are aif you y st a nato protected by two oceans and we have had security in our own land and that took away that notion. we were -- we could be under attack at any time and dick cheney, the vice president, gave a speech a few days after the attacks. he said this is the first war, because we got a war on terrorism, this is the first war where more americans will be killed on domestic soil than overseas. of course, he couldn't anticipate iraq and afghanistan, but in the civil war obviously but what he said was true and it's always been in my mind that, that in those days afterwards, that when you put -- when you drove through the lincoln tunnel, when you went across the golden gate bridge, when you put your kid on a school bus, it was just a little
act of courage because we didn't know and we still don't, we still have that sense that we are -- we can be vulnerable and -- but also, also i was so heartened by what happened in ys aftwa. you know, the congress on the steps of the capitol all singing "america the beautiful." we were united. the president of the united states had an 85% approval rating. that was so important. we as a nation bonded together and in every bar in america there was an flag flying, and the pictures we had afterward were so inspiring. what happened to that? now we're arguing, you know, over whether or not you should wear a mask to save lives. what happened to that unity? as i think about this 20 years
later i so worry about the fact that we are so divided now as a nation and at that time we were really, really united and that hope that we could essentially someday get back to that, it just sticks in your mind. >> charlie, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. it's been absolutely amazing to hear your perspective on this. really appreciate you. can't thank you enough. >> thank you, charlie. >> thank you, charlie. >> michael, george, cecelia. >> as we said, we will have much more on 9/11 20 years later with david muir and diane sawyer tonight on "20/20" starting at 9:00, 8:00 central here on abc. now let's go back to ginger. hey, ginger. >> where is that unity now? i won't forget that line. that's for sure. pictures out of carlsbad, california. yes, i'm showing you thunderstorms that did also have rain in southern california. something they have not seen enough of. we've been talking so much about fire but also had flash flood warnings for burn scars like the bobcat fire. then the monument fire, new evacuations there and in the dixie and we have, of course, fire danger and after now we
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minutes, but you can always find minutes, but you can always find our latest in the app and ought ♪ all my favorite colors ♪ hope you're doing well this friday morning. now time for our "gma" buzz pick, "first casualty," a true story of the military team in afghanistan in the aftermath of september 11th. here's the author toby harnden. >> good morning, america. i'm toby harnden, and "first casualty" is the tale of eight americans dropped into the unknown after 9/11. i got to know these officers and spent weeks in afghanistan retracing their mission. they were elite warriors and also linguists and tribal experts. they looked like ordinary guysss
you would see at the little league game and took astonishing risks, and had to survive on their wits. i'm sure you'll be amazed by their story. >> "first casualty" out now. use your phone to scan the qr code and read along with our instagram @gmabookclub. george, it is time to get to the star of marvel's newest blockbuster, "shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings" blown away box office records, and happy to see simu liu back in times square to celebrate with us. seems like you were just here. >> i've been camping out. i'm so happy you finally asked me back because i've been here the whole time. >> you had to come back because this movie has crushed labor day records. >> we're the number one movie in the world. >> $100 million in five days, which congratulations to you and the rest of the cast. but you all must be excited about it. >> i'm excited. i'm very relieved. not bad for a first movie out of the gate. i'm wondering if they're all going to be like that.
probably not, but, no, i'm feeling very, very fortunate and we had a community that came out for us. very, very proud. >> still coming out. i have been laughing about this since i heard about this. you were a stock photo model, like the guy who comes in like the picture frame? >> oh, yeah, oh, yeah. >> like your canned kind of laugh/smile. >> all of those things. >> the whole family, the whole family. so you used -- you didn't think you would ever get to use one in real life but you used one. tell us about it for the folks who thought the movie was going to be a flop this came in handy. >> i thought -- i thought it was time to reclaim my stock photos. you know, photos had been used to sell god knows what for so long. maybe i should use them for once and that oe was the perfect one of me laughing and pointing to a screen, yeah, yeah, to all the haters out there. >> so what has this ride been like on a personal level the last few weeks?
>> i mean, it is such a massive dream come true. like my life's changed, you know, incredibly. i go to the theater now, i was trying to watch "free guy" the other day and walking with my popcorn and people were like, you know -- so it's definitely, you know, a lot to get used to. what an incredible moment. you know. >> you deserve it. that's for sure. you certainly do. >> you know, what do you think -- why do you think this movie is resonating so much with people out there right now during this time? >> well, i mean, i think, you know, it's nothing like a good superhero movie, good global story to really bring people together and something that people, you know, it's something that they're familiar with, but haven't quite seen yet and i think that's what we get from a lot of people walking out of the theater is they'll say something like, you know, it was a marvel movie but didn't feel like it. it felt like something more and something culturally specific and relevant to the times. >> i think the last time you were here, george, if i'm not
mistaken, asked how your parents felt when you decided to tell them you were an actor. >> right. >> they took it -- >> not great. >> okay-ish. yeah, yeah, yeah, but they are certainly celebrating with you now and took them to the premiere in hollywood and in toronto. what is this i heard about your dad walking out with one of the posters. >> to be fair it was something that i told him to do. i was just eyeing -- we had put up this like wonderful event with disney and brought like eight of our -- my dad brought eight of his friends and, you know, there were all these posters around and i just know my dad -- he would be too shy to take it. dad, you can. >> did he hang it up at home? >> yes, he's definitely going to put it up at home right next to all my other posters and action figures. sweet man. >> i'm sure they'll make a sequel of this. you don't have any career insecurity. if not you can be a fourth anchor of "gma." >> i do appreciate that. we have a great chemistry going. starting to feel really
comfortable in the chair, so -- >> you're welcome back any time. we appreciate you. congratulations to you and the rest of the cast. >> thank you, michael. >> on this incredible, incredible movie and "shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings" is this theaters now. make sure you watch it. coming up, a live performance from the broadway hit "come from away." ♪
♪ back now with a "gma" exclusive after one woman's fight with cancer her dreams of growing her family came true when her twin sister stepped in as her surrogate and partnered with "people" magazine to bring you this incredible story, and mona kosar abdi is here with more on this. good morning, mona. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. incredible story, indeed. sarah sharp says she comes from a big family so it was important for her own daughter to grow up with siblings as she did. it was that family bond that saved her dream after cancer almost took it away. >> oh. >> reporter: it took a miracle for this precious moment to happen. sarah sharp holding her baby boy and it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for her twin, cathy stoner. >> me and my husband had a lot of dreams for our family and come from large families. my siblings are close and always wanted that for my family.
>> reporter: this week the sisters sharing their journey in "people" magazine. 33-year-old sarah from tennessee was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018. just months after having her first daughter. >> we didn't really have time to talk about for filth at that -- fertility at that point, and i needed to start chemotherapy right away because of the aggressiveness of the cancer. >> reporter: after she went into remission, the cancer came back and sarah was faced with a tough decision to undergo a hysterectomy. >> hearing that the possibility of growing my family was coming to an end was pretty devastating. >> reporter: that's when her sister stepped in. >> they were actually preparing her for a surgery. i said, don't worry, i'll have your babies. i know we joked about this but this is something that has been in my heart. >> i was honestly deeply emotionally moved she would even consider it and do that for me. i mean, what an incredible gift. >> reporter: the surrogacy made
an already unbreakable twin bond even stronger. >> sarah came to every appointment with me. she got to see my belly grow. we went on a babymoon together. >> this has been so healing for our family. when i was diagnosed and going through my cancer journey, it was a family affair, you know, cathey's family welcomed me. >> reporter: welcoming john ryder into the world. >> her offering that to me was the biggest act of love that anyone has ever extended to me or my family. it's unconditional, it's sacrificial. surrogacy is a beautiful gift that you can give somebody and i will forever be grateful. >> such a precious gift and cathey says she was at peace during the process and thanks to "people" for letting us share that story. pick up the new issue on newsstands today, cecilia. >> amazing story, thank you. ginger, over to you. cecilia, you know who knows as much or more about sports than you do? it's me and now i have a big
weekend for you. college football fans, the first ever top ten match-up will be featured in the rivalry between number ten iowa and number nine iowa state. espn's "college gameday" live from ames for the cy-hawk rivalry saturday morning. it all starts at 9:00 a.m. eastern on espn. i had to look up cy-hawk and what that was. fashion's biggest night. the met gala back celebrating american fashion. janai norman got the inside scoop on some changes to the event, good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning to you, jorgeorge. i know you have been waiting for fashion week for a long time.
already under way in new york. typically fashion's biggest night falls on the first monday in may but it is fashionably late making its return monday night. the theme, in america, a lexicon of fashion. from stunning gowns to over the top avant-garde ensembles the met gala is the night of nights. uniting the top celebrities in the world of fashion, sports, music and film. this year's theme, cue the stars and stripes, it is all about america. >> huge celebration of american fashion and it happens to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the costume institute and fashion week. >> reporter: vogue.com editor chioma nnadi is giving us the inside scoop on some of the night's best kept secrets. >> streaming the carpet, it's huge for us. now you'll be able to have a front row seat to the action. >> reporter: actress keke palmer
and alana glazer will host the first ever live event held at new york's metropolitan museum of art. >> make sure you tune in to see all of your favorite celebrities and most importantly you got to see my look. see you here. >> reporter: a ticket to this affair can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars and that money goes to a good cause, the met's costume institute. >> it basically funds one of the most important costume institutes in the country if not the world. >> reporter: and if you're vegan the gala is the place to be. this year's menu all plant-based and curated by top chef marcus samuelson. so much anticipation and tune in on monday, robin is sitting down one-on-one with anna wintour only on "gma" but, wait, there's more, i will be on the red carpet monday night, yes, thanks for that assignment, and bringing you all the highlights tuesday morning here on "gma," guys. >> you look honestly excited about that. >> i am thrilled. >> her fashionable shoes this morning. >> i didn't do -- this is how my hair was when i woke up so i had to put my good shoes on. special live performance
on "gma" with a very special performance from the tony award winning broadway hit, "come from away," which is inspired by the true story of thousands of travelers stranded in newfoundland on 9/11 when american airspace was closed. joel hatch, one of the original broadway cast members joins us now for a little chat and, joel, thank you. thank you to the whole cast for joining us. we really, really appreciate it and you're getting ready to open on broadway in a week and a half so what is it like to be back with everybody and also what were your emotions like? >> it's the whole gamut of emotions. a good share of the cast has been together for over five
years, so we've been through marriages, births, deaths together and we've celebrated and we grieved together and this has been magical, walking into the room and hugging each other and the chance to tell this story again is the greatest gift we could ever have. >> so close to 9/11, which is t from away" on apple plus. you all got together and filmed that in front of frontline workers also and in front of 9/11 survivors. so how was that for you and the cast? >> well, it was a combination of survivors and frontline workers as well as medical workers who over the last year and a half have been our heroes and for us to have an opportunity to show some gratitude for all that they have given for us was a great privilege. we were so, so very blessed to be able to tell this story to them. >> i know the day we shut down at "gma," you all were here that day and that was the ending of having anybody with us in the
studio. now you are back for our new beginning and excited you're here to perform for us, "come from away," it re-opens on broadway on tuesday, september 21st and the film version of the show is now streaming on apple tv plus and now we are so happy to have them back. the cast of "come from away" perform "welcome to the rock." >> yes. ♪ ♪ on the northeast tip of north america on an island called newfoundland ♪ ♪ there's an airport ♪ ♪ it used to be one of the biggest airports in the world and next to it is a town called gander ♪ ♪ welcome to the rock if you come from away ♪ ♪ you'll probably understand about half of what we say ♪ ♪ they say no man's an island but an island makes a man ♪ ♪ especially when one comes from one like newfoundland ♪ ♪ welcome to the rock ♪ ♪ that morning i'm in the classroom ♪ ♪ it's our first day back and
the school buses are on strike ♪ ♪ so i'm covering for annette who's running late ♪ ♪ sorry, beulah, how's the kids ♪ ♪ not exactly thrilled to be inside on such a gorgeous day ♪ ♪ so i told them we'd only half day this morning ♪ ♪ and they were quite pleased until i told them we'd have the other half in the afternoon ♪ ♪ welcome to the wildest weather that you've ever heard of ♪ ♪ where everyone is nicer but it's never nice above ♪ ♪ welcome to the farthest place you'll get from disneyland ♪ ♪ fish and chips and shipwrecks, this is newfoundland ♪ ♪ welcome to the rock, an islander, i am an islander ♪ ♪ i'm an islander i am an islander ♪ ♪ i'm an islander i am an islander ♪ ♪ i'm an islander i am an islander ♪ ♪ that morning i'm in my car, the kids cross airport boulevard to get to school ♪ ♪ and that time of day people are in a little bit of a rush to get to work and stuff ♪ ♪ so normally i sit there and run my radar ♪ ♪ and if they're speeding, i'll stop them and write out a warning ticket ♪
♪ i'll write stfd, slow the "f" down ♪ ♪ welcome to the land where the winters try to kill us and we say, we will not be killed ♪ ♪ welcome to the land where the waters try to drown us and we said, we will not be drowned ♪ ♪ welcome to the land where we lost our loved ones and we said, we we will still go on ♪ ♪ welcome to the land where the winds try to blow and we said no ♪ ♪ that morning i drop my kids off at school and head to the spca where i'm greeted by my other kids ♪ ♪ all barking and meowing for breakfast and a belly rub ♪ ♪ not that i'm complaining, i love them ♪ ♪ but by the time feeding is done, i gotta get back to pick up my human kids so i take just one second for myself and i'm sitting in my car ♪ ♪ i'm in the library i'm in the staff room and i turned on the radio ♪ ♪ you are here at the start of a moment on the edge of the world ♪
♪ where the river meets the sea here on the edge of the atlantic on an island in between there and here ♪ ♪ i'm noting my radar when bonnie comes by, she pulls up and she is waving at me like mad so i rolled down my window and she says ♪ ♪ oz, turn on the radio, slow it down, bonn ♪ ♪ jesus, oz, turn on your radio ♪ ♪ where our stories start, it's my first day at the station ♪ ♪ when in the night i'm getting coffee for the picket line ♪ ♪ where we know by heart it's five minutes till my smoke break every single flight i'm off to work at the airport ♪ ♪ welcome to the fog welcome to the trees ♪ ♪ to the ocean and the sky and whatever's in between ♪ ♪ to the ones who have left, you are never truly gone our candle's in the window and our candle's always on ♪ ♪ when the sun is coming and the world has come ashore ♪ ♪ if you're hoping for a harbor then you'll find an open door ♪ ♪ in the winter, from the water, through whatever's in the way ♪
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can't say thank you enough to the cast of "come from away." that incredible performance makes you so happy to say that broadway is back. >> it is back and we hope you also join robin, diane sawyer and david muir, the rest of the team tomorrow morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern for our 9/11 coverage. >> before we go great news for our "gma" family. our producer and his wife have a new addition, riley louise vollmayer. have a great day, everybody.
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