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speaker. there are a number of other precautions they are having to take. keeping folks in separate green rooms, bringing extra air purifiers. we've seen people, you can see there in the audience, some of the world leaders wearing masks. this is a really big deal. jair bolsonaro is an avowed vaccine skeptic. and president biden himself has been vaccinated. the white house was asked leading up to this if they are nervous about this. they said that they are taking all the precautions necessary. david, we mentioned yesterday we were talking about the scene out here. the honor system that's in place. there is still this vaccine truck parked right across the street from the united nations in case any world leader would like to take advantage of that. it's a j&j vaccine that's being offered there. but again, the new york city mayor coming down really hard publicly against president bolsonaro specifically of brazil for his anti-vaccine stance ahead of this. it's an honor system here.
they're not kicking folks out, david. >> cecilia vega outside world headquarters this morning. thank you. as we watch president biden approach the podium. the air is cleared and the podium has been cleaned and let's listen to the president address world leaders. >> president of the united states of america. and to invite the assembly. >> mr. president, mr. secretary-general, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to this noble mission of this institution, it's my honor to speak to you for the first time as president of the united states. we meet this year in a moment of enter mingled with great pain and extraordinary possibility. we've lost so much in this devastating pandemic that continues to claim lives around the world and impact so much on our existence.
we're mourning more than 4.5 million people, people of every nation, from every background. each death is an individual heartbreak. but our shared grief is a poignant reminder that our collective future will hinge on our ability to recognize our common humanity and to act together. ladies and gentlemen, this is the clarion urgent choice we face here at the dawning of what must be a decisive decade for our world, a decade that will quite literally determine our futures. as a global community, we're challenged by an urgent and looming crisis. if, if we can summon the will and resolve these opportunities. will we work together to save
lives, defeat covid-19 everywhere, and take the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for the next pandemic, for there will be another one. or will we fail to harness the tools at our disposal as a mira virulent and dangerous variants take hold? when we meet the threat of challenging climate, the challenging climate we're all feeling, already ravaging every part of our world with extreme weather, or will we suffer the merciless march of ever worsening droughts and floods, more intense fires and hurricanes, longer heat waves, and rising seas? will we affirm and uphold the human dignity and human rights under which nations and common cause more than seven decades ago formed this institution? will we apply and strengthen the core tenets of the international system, including the u.n.
charter and the universal declaration of human rights as we seek to shape the emergence of new technologies and deter new threats? or will we allow these -- those universal principles to be trampled and twisted in the pursuit of naked political power? in my view, how we answer these questions in this moment, whether we choose to fight for our shared future or not, will reverberate for generations yet to come. simply put, we stand, in my view, in an inflection point in history. and i'm here today to share with you how the united states intends to work with partners and allies to answer these questions, and the commitment of my new administration help lead the world toward a more peace of the, prosperous future for all people. instead of continuing to fight the wars of the past, we are
fixing our eyes on devoting our resources to the challenges that hold the keys to our collective future. ending this pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, managing the shifts in global power dynamics, shaping the roles of the world on vital issues like trade, cyber and emerging technologies. and facing the threat of terrorism as it stands today. we've ended 20 years of conflict in afghanistan. and as we close this period of relentless war, we're opening a new era of relentless diplomacy, of using the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world. a renewing and defending democracy, proving no matter how challenging or complex the problems we're going to face,
government by and for the people is still the best way to deliver for all of our people. as the united states turns our focus to the priorities and the regions of the world like indo-pacific that are most consequential today and tomorrow, we'll do so with our allies and partners through cooperation of multilateral institutions like the united nations, to amplify our collective strength and speed, our progress toward dealing with these global challenges. there is a fundamental truth of the 21st century. within each of our countries and as a global community, that our own success is bound up in others succeeding as well. to deliver for our own people, we must also engage deeply with the rest of the world to ensure that our own future, we must work together with other partners, our partners toward a
shared future. our security, our prosperity, and our very freedoms are interconnected in my view as never before. and so i believe we must work together as never before. over the last eight months, i prioritized rebuilding our alliances, revitalizing our partnerships, and recognizing there are essential and central to america's enduring prosperity. we have reaffirmed our sacred nato alliance to article 5 commitment. we're working with our allies to a new strategic concept that will help our alliance take on evolving threats of today and tomorrow. we renewed our engagement with the european union, a fundamental partner in tackling the full range of significant issues facing our world today. we elevated the quad partnership
among sydney, australia, japan, united states. to take on challenges ranging from health security, to climate, to emerging technologies. we're engaging with institutions from asean to the afterrican un, to focus on people's urgent needs for better health and better economic outcomes. we're back at the table in international forums, especially the united nations, to focus attention and to spur our global action on shared challenges. we are re-engaged at the world health organization and working in close partnership with covax to deliver lifesaving vaccines around the world. we rejoined the paris climate agreement, and we're running to retake a seat in the human
rights council next year at the u.n.. and as the united states seeks to rally the world action, we will lead not just with the example of our power, but with the power of our example. make no mistake, the united states will continue to defend ourselves and our allies against attack including terrorist threats as we prepare to use force, if any, as necessary. but to defend our vital interests against ongoing and imminent threats, but the mi mission must be clear and achievable, undertaken with informed consent of the american people. and wherever possible, in partnership with our allies. u.s. military power must be our tool of last resort, not our first. they should not be used as an answer to every problem we see around the world.
indeed, today many of our greatest concerns cannot be solved or even addressed through the force of arms. bombs and bullets cannot defend against covid-19 or its future variants. to fight this pandemic, we need a collective act of science and political will. we need to act now to get shots in arms as fast as possible, and expand access to oxygen, tests, treatments to save lives around the world. and for the future, we need to create a new mechanism to finance global health security that builds on our existing development assistance, and global health -- and a global health direct council that is armed with the tools we need to monitor and identify emerging pandemics so that we can take immediate action.
already the united states has put more than $15 billion toward global covid response, the global covid response. w've shipped more than 160 monthly doses of covid-19 vaccine to other countries. this includes 130 million doses from our own supply, and the first tranches of half a billion doses of pfizer vaccine we purchased to donate through covax. planes carrying vaccines from the united states have already landed in 100 countries, bringing people all over the world a little dose of hope, as one american nurse termed it to me, a dose of hope direct from the american people, and importantly, no strings attached. and tomorrow at the u.s. hosted global 19 summit, i'll be announcing commitments as we
seek to advance against covid-19 and hold ourselves accountable on specific targets and key three challenges. saving lives now. vaccinating the world. and building back better. this year has also brought widespread death and devastation from the borderless climate crisis. the extreme weather events that we have seen in every part of the world, and you all know it and feel it. represent what the secretary-general has rightly called code red for humanity. and the scientists and experts are telling us that we're fast approaching a point of no return in the literal sense. to keep within our reach the vital goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius, every nation needs to bring their highest possible ambitions to the table when we meet in
glasgow for cop-26. and then we have to keep raising our collective ambition over time. in april, i announced the united states' ambitious new goal through the greenhouse, to bring emissions below levels by 2030 as we work to achieve green energy economy with net zero emissions by 2050. and my administration is working closely with our congress to make critical investments in green infrastructure and electric vehicles to help us lock in progress at home toward our climate goals. and the best part is making these ambitious investments isn't just good climate policy. it's a chance for each of our countries to invest in ourselves
and our own future. it's an enormous opportunity to create good-paying jobs for workers in each of our countries, and to spur long-term economic growth that will improve the quality of life for all of our people. we also have to support the countries and people that will be hit the hardest and that have the fewest resources to help them adapt. in april, i announced the united states will double our public international financing to help developing nations tackle the climate crisis. today i'm proud to announce that we'll work with the congress to double that number again, including for adaptation efforts. this will make the united states a leader in public climate finance and with our added support together with increased private capital from other donors, we'll be able to meet the goal of mobilizing $100 billion to support climate
action in developing nations. as we deal with these crises, we are also encountering a new era, an era of new technologies and possibilities that have potential to release and reshape every aspect of human existence. it's up to all of us to determine whether these technologies are a force to empower people, or to deepen repression. as new technologies continue to evolve, we'll work together with our democratic partners to ensure that new advances in areas from biotechnology to quantum computing, 5g, artificial intelligence and more are used to lift people up, to solve problems, and advance human freedom, not to suppress dissent or target minority communities. the united states intends to
make a profound investment in research and innovation, working with countries at all stages of economic development, to develop new tools and technologies to help us tackle the challenges of the second quarter of the 21st century and beyond. we're hardening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks. we're working to establish clear rules of the road for all nations as it relates to cyberspace. we reserve the right to respond decisively to cyberattacks that threaten our people, our allies, our interests. we will pursue new rules of global trade and economic growth to strive to level the playing field so it's not artificially tipped in favor of one country at the expense of others. and every nation has a right and opportunity to compete fairly.
we will strive to ensure that basic labor rights, environmental safeguards, and intellectual property are protected. and that the benefits of globalization are shared broadly throughout all our societies. we'll continue to uphold the long-standing rules and norms that form the guardrails of international engagement for decades, that have been essential to the development of nations around the world. bedrock commitments like freedom of navigation, adhere to international laws and treaties, support for arms control measures, to reduce the risk and enhance transparency. our approach is firmly grounded and fully consistent with the united nation's mission and the values we've agreed to when we drafted this charter. these are commitments we all made and that we're all bound to
uphold. and as we strive to deal with these urgent challenges, whether they're long-standing or newly emerging, we must also deal with one another. all the major powers of the world have a duty, in my view, to carefully manage their relationships. so we do not tip from responsible competition to conflict. the united states will compete and we'll compete vigorously an strength. we'll stand up for our allies and our friends, and oppose attempts by stronger countries to dominate weaker ones either through changes to territory by force, economic coercion, exploitation or disinformation. but we're not seeking -- say it again. we are not seeking a new cold war or a world divided in the rigid blocks. the united states is ready to
work with any nation that steps up and pursues peaceful resolution to shared challenges, even if we have intense disagreements in other areas. because we'll all suffer the consequence of our failure if we do not come together to address the urgent threats like covid-19 and climate change or enduring threats like nuclear proliferation. the united states remains committed to preventing iran from gaining nuclear weapons. we are working with the p 5 plus 1 diplomatically in the return to jcpoa. we're prepared to return to full compliance if iran does the same. similarly, we seek seriously pursue diplomacy on the korean
peninsula. we seek concrete progress toward an available plan with tangible commitments that would increase stability on the peninsula and in the region, as well as improve the lives of the people in the democratic republic of the peoples of korea. we must remain vigilant to the terror of threat of our nations, in the world or in our own backyard. we know the bitter string of terrorism, the bitter sting of terrorism is real. we've almost all experienced it. last month we lost 13 american heroes and almost 200 afghan civilians at the heinous attack at the kabul airport. acts of terrorism will continue to find a determined enemy in the united states. through all the days, not the world ever 2001, though.
the united states is not the same country we were when we were attacked on 9/11 20 years ago. we are more resilient in our ability to repel them and to respond. we know how to build effective partnerships to dismantle terrorist networks, by targeting their finances and support systems. countering their propaganda, preventing their travel, as well as disrupting imminent attacks. we'll meet terrorist threats that arise today and in the future with the full range of tools available to us, including working in cooperation with local partners so that we need not be so reliant on large-scale military deployments. one of the most important ways we can effectively aid security and prevent violence is by seeking to improve the lives of people all over the world, who
see that their governments are not serving their needs. corruption fuels inequality. siphons off a nation's resources. spreads across borders and generates human suffering. it is nothing less than a massive security threat in the 21st century. around the world we are increasingly seeing demonstrators demonstrate their discontent, the richer getting richer, taking payoffs and bribes, operating above the law while the vast majority of people struggle to find a job or put food on the table. or to get their businesses off the ground, or simply send their children to school. people have taken to the streets in every region to demand that their governments address people's basic needs, to give everyone a fair shot to succeed,
to protect their god given rights. in that chorus of voices across languages and continents, we hear a common cry, a cry for dignity, simple dignity. as leaders it is our duty to answer that call, not to silence it. the united states is committed to using our resources and our international platform to support these voices, listen to them, partner with them to find ways to respond and advance human dignity around the world. for example, there is an enormous need for infrastructure in developing countries. an infrastructure that is low quality or that feeds corruption or exacerbates environmental degradation may only end up contributing to greater challenges for countries over time. done the right way, however,
with transparent sustainable investment in projects that respond to the country's needs, that engage their local workers, to maintain high labor and environmental standards, infrastructure can be a strong foundation and allow societies in low and middle income countries to grow and to prosper. that's the idea behind the build back better world. and together with the private sector and our g7 partners, we aim to mobilize hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. we also will also continue to be the largest contributor of humanitarian assistance, bringing food, water, shelter, lifesaving aid to millions of people in need. when the earthquake strikes and typhoon rages or disaster anywhere in the world, united states shows up, we'll be ready
to help. and at a time when nearly one in three people globally do not have access to adequate food, adequate food just last year, the united states is committed to rallying our partners to address immediate malnutrition and ensure we can sustainably feed the world for the decades to come. to that end, united states is making a $10 billion commitment to end hunger and invest in food systems at home and abroad. since 2000, united states government mhas mprovided more than $140 billion to advance health systems and we will continue to drive these vital investments to make people's lives better every single day. just give them a little breathing room. and as we strive to make lives better, we must work with renewed purpose to end the
conflicts that are driving so much pain and hurt around the world. we must redouble our diplomacy and commit to political negotiations, not violence as a tool of first resort. to manage tensions around the world, must seek a future of greater peace and security for all people of the middle east. the commitment of the united states security is without question. our support of an independent jewish state is unequivocal. i continue to believe that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure israel's future as a democratic state, living in peace alongside a viable and democratic palestinian state. we are a long way from that goal at this moment. we must never allow ourselves to give up on the possibility of progress. we cannot give up on solving raging civil conflicts,
including in ethiopia and yemen, or fighting between warring parties is driving famine, horrific violence, human rights violations against civilians, including constantly using rape as a weapon of war. we will continue to work with the international community to press for peace and bring an end to this suffering. as we pursue diplomacy across the board, the united states will champion the democratic values. we go to the very heart of who we are as a nation and people. freedom, equality, opportunity, and a belief in the universal rights of all people. it's stamped into our dna as a nation and critically it's stamped into the dna of this institution, the united states. we sometimes forget -- i quote
the opening words of the declaration of human rights. quote, the equal and in alienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. the founding ethos of the united nations places the rights of individuals at the center of our system, and that clarity and vision must not be ignored or misinterpreted. the united states will do our part, but we'll be more successful and more impactful if all of our nations are working toward the full mission to which we are called. that's why more than 100 nations united around a shared statement and the security council adopted a resolution outlining how we'll support the people of afghanistan moving forward.
bring out the expectations to which we'll hold the taliban when it comes to respecting universal human rights. we all must advocate for women, the rights of women and girls to use their full talents, to contribute economically, politically and socially, and pursue their dreams free of violence and intimidation, from central america to the middle east to afghanistan, wherever it appears in the world. we are to call out and condemn the targeting and oppression of racial, ethnic and religious minorities. when it occurs -- whether it occurs in xinjiag or northern ethiopia or anywhere in the world. we all must defend the rights of lgbtqi individuals so they can live and love openly without fear, whether it's chechnya or cameroon or anywhere. as we steer our nations towards
this inflection point and work to future we want for the world. the future will belong to those who embrace human dignity, not trample it. the future will belong to those who unleash the potential of the people, not those who stifle it. the future will belong to those who give their people to ability to breathe free, not those who seek to suffocate their people in an iron hand. authoritarianism be authoritarianism in the world, and seek to proclaim the end of the age of democracy, but they're wrong. the truth is the democratic world is everywhere. it lives in anti-corruption activists, human rights defenders, the journalists, the peace protesters, on the front
lines of the struggle in cuba, venezuela and everywhere in between. it lives in the brave women of sudan who withstood violence and oppression, and keep working every day to defend their democratic progress. it lives in maldovans who helped deliver a landslide victory with a mandate to build a more inclusive economy. it lives in the young people of z zambia who turned out in record numbers to fight corruption and chart a new path for their country. although no democracy is perfect, including the united states, we'll continue to struggle and live up to the highest ideals to heal our divisions where we face down violence and insurrection. democracy remains the best tool we have to unleash our full human potential.
my fellow leaders, this is a moment where we must prove ourselves the equals of those who come before us who envision the values and determine faith in our collective future build our united nations. broke the cycle of war and destruction, and lay the foundations for more than seven decades of relevant peace and growing global prosperity. now we must again come together to affirm the inherent humanity that unites us is much greater than any outward divisions or disagreements. we must choose to do more than we think we can do alone so that we accomplish what we must together. ending this pandemic and making sure we're better prepared for the next one, staving off climate change and increasing our resilience to the impacts we
already are seeing. assuring a future where technologies are the vital tool to solving human challenges and empowering human potential, not a source of greater strife and repression. these are the challenges that we will determine what the world looks like for our children and grandchildren and what they'll inherit. we can only meet them by looking to the future. i stand here today for the first time in 20 years with the united states not at war. we've turned the page. all the unmatched strength, energy and commitment, will and resources of our nation are now fully and squarely focused on what's ahead of us, not what was behind. i know this. as we look ahead, we will lead. we will lead on all the greatest challenges of our time from
ko covid to climate, and human rights, but we will not go it alone. we lead together with our allies and partners in the cooperation of all those who believe as we do, that this is within our power to meet these challenges, to build a future, for all of our people, and preserve this planet, but none of this is inevitable. it's a choice. i can tell you where america stands. we will choose to build a better future. we, you and i, we have the will and capacity to make it better. ladies and gentlemen, we cannot afford to waste any more time. let's get to work. let's make our better future now. we can do this. it's within our power and capacity. thank you, and god bless you all. [ applause ] >> president biden addressing the u.n. general assembly, i a
dressing the world leaders. millions are watching aarround e world. this address in new york city. three general themes emerging from the president, of course, the pandemic first up talking about the half a billion doses the u.s. has purchased to send all over the world. saying we must end this pandemic, and prepare for future ones. he talked about climate change, reissuing that warning that we are nearing a point of no return, urging every leader that they should come with the highest of ambitions to glasgow in the coming months. he talked about a world of nations coming together for common humanity saying we've ended 20 years of conflict in afghanistan, years of relentless war. we now open a new era of relentless diplomacy saying we are not seeking a new cold war or a world divided. i want to bring in our chief white house correspondent cecilia vega, and cecilia, these were the themes we were expecting today, but if anyone was expecting an explanation of
decisions made by the biden administration so far, that is not what they got. this president clearly focused today on the path forward. >> reporter: he really is, david. this is really the president on this global stage trying to make good on this campaign promise. you remember this from his inauguration. he said america is back. he was in that room trying to convince these allies that this is not the administration of donald trump, that he is committed to them, that they can rely on this relationship. the only thing that he sort of hinted at was this defense of that withdrawal, that very controversial, very chaotic withdrawal in afghanistan. he said he basically is sticking by that decision. we are not the country today that we were in 2001. we are more -- better adept to deal with security threats. that was really the president doubling down and telling them he didn't regret that decision, but the words were from a 30,000-foot level in there if you will, david. this was really about rebuilding
thooz these relationships. he says, allies need to build a better future. i believe we can be better if we work together like never before. this was trying to turn a page subtly, and saying we need to move on from some of these disagreements. >> he talked about human rights around the world and he also said to your point there on afghanistan, i stand here before you the first time in 20 years america is not at war. he didn't shy away from clear conflict with iran and north korea and other hot spots around the world, but he presented this as an opportunity for a new path forward. >> reporter: but, you know, david, he tdid all of that, but so much of what these allies want from this administration right now is not just words and the united nations general assembly speech. they want to see some action, and the president is going to try to convince them not just in the room today, but going forward he's going to be meeting with a number of world leaders. he'll meet with britain's prime minister boris johnson later today.
he meets with india. other allies, australia later in the week. you know, they're still trying to schedule this phone call with france. that is on the books for the coming days at some point, but, you know, he's got big relationships to repair. some of the these most crucial allies, france really being a crucial one right now coming into this. this shows you an example of how bad things are. eu leaders went on the record ahead of the president's speech saying that america had been disloyal, that they felt they were being reneged on trust, and he has a lot of work to do that goes beyond the speech in here today. >> cecilia vega outside the u.n. here in new york this morning. ce cecilia, thank you. let's go to martha raddatz. iran, north korea, he talked about preventing iran from getting nuclear weapons, complete de-nuclearization of the korean peninsula. these are themes that faced presidents for many decades, but he seemed clear about the
challenges ahead as he he speaks of the nations coming together. >> reporter: he did, david, and he also said military power will be used only as a last resort. he talked about diplomacy. diplomacy worked in iran with that joint nuclear deal, and president biden is trying to get that back, trying to reenergize that. north korea is a bigger problem. diplomacy has never worked. the north koreans are going ahead with their nuclear program. clearly they have made advancements during the trump presidency. he tried diplomacy. he of course, had force behind that, but president biden really does have some challenges. i also was struck by the fact that he says military as a last resort, but this is right at the time that the u.s. and uk are providing nuclear technology to australia for that nuclear submarine that will be stealthier and that could advance a military arms race in asia. so a little bit of a mixed message there, david.
>> yeah. trying to get that conversation though on the books with the french, and we expect that in the coming weeks, if not, days. >> reporter: exactly, david, and i am told by a u.s. official that france was told. macron was told by australia that they had profound concerns about the nuclear deal with france, and that france took that to mean they had problems with the money, not exactly what was going on with the nuclear technology. >> thanks to you as well. martha raddatz, and cecilia vega in new york city outside the u.n. the president declaring before world leaders that we wil not go it alone in this path forward, that we must carefully manage our a legal matter, it has exactly the same weight. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. >> all right. coming upwe'll see you late. good day. >> announcer: this has been a special report from abc news. special report from abc news.
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during the show in an essay for "newsweek" she writes, she doesn't wish ill on richards and that the complexity of these situations is not something that can be summed up easily. >> there has been a dark cloud over "jeopardy!" ever since this mike richards debacle. mayim bialik is saying, i'm well aware of the drama but let's move past that and let's really honor the legacy of this iconic show. >> and there is no place i would rather be. >> reporter: last week bialik and former "jeopardy!" champ ken jennings were tapped to share hosting duties of the game show through the end of the year. both fan favorites during the summer's parade of guest hosts which included richards, who was later named at alex trebek's successor with bialik to host the show's prime time specials and spin-offs. >> a fun category to wrap up the week. >> reporter: after just one day of taping richards stepped down after past sexist and offensive remarks resurfaced. soon after, richards was fired as e.p. of both "jeopardy!" and "wheel of fortune."
bialik, a 45-year-old mother of two and real life neuro scientist says her connection to "jeopardy!" goes way back to when trebek appeared on "blossom." >> blossom, you left the pulitzer prize ceremony to be with us today. we are most appreciative. >> that, alex. >> reporter: bialik says she feels honored to be stepping into the shoes of the late trebek writing there will never be another alex on camera or off. it's important not to try and be him because you can't. all right, so these two, bialik and jennings are considered the favorites, of course, but bialik has faced criticism because of past comments she's made about vaccines. ken jennings has apologized for really offensive tweets and comments he made in the past so they don't necessarily have clean backgrounds, if you will. and levar burton, "reading rainbow," everybody wanted him. he says he doesn't even want the gig anymore. >> i saw that. we'll see you next week to talk about that too. >> you think?
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news on good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news on the johnson & johnson vaccine. the company says a booster for its one-dose shot dramatically increases effectiveness. what that means for the nearly 15 million americans who got j&j. the company's global head of vaccine research and development joins us live. this as the travel ban lifts for fully vaccinated international travelers. when will the rule gas into --s rules go into effect? effect? is now the best time to sell your car? why some dealerships are buying back cars for more than their original cost and how you can take advantage right now. ♪ everybody ♪ get ready for the greatest of all time. gymnastics superstars simone biles, mykayla skinner, jordan chiles, laurie hernandez teaming up for a show like never before
and "gma" has an inside look. ♪ season 30, spinning into action. jojo siwa and her partner, jenna johnson making history on "dancing with the stars" and taking the top spot on the leaderboard. this morning what she's saying about her big night. ♪ do you remember ♪ and "hamilton" star leslie odom jr. is here live in times square fresh off the show's big emmy win and he's saying -- >> good morning, america. ♪ say do you remember ♪ good morning, leslie. good morning, america. glad you're starting your tuesday with us. we're happy to have leslie odom jr. here live in times square. it's great to have guests back with us in the studio. >> it really is and it's great to see "dancing with the stars" back. starting season 30 with a bang, jojo siwa making history on the dance floor.
we're going to hear from her just ahead. first the news starting with johnson & johnson, the company announced new results from its booster trials reporting the second shot of the vaccine dramatically increases protection and back to eva pilgrim with the latest. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. this morning, johnson & johnson out with new data that shows that adding a second shot to its one-dose vaccine does, in fact, boost immune response potentially paving the way for those 14 million plus americans who got that vaccine to receive an additional dose. now, johnson & johnson is saying that its vaccine is still effective at preventing hospitalization but this new data shows two shots given two months apart resulted in 94% protection against symptomatic disease. that is almost identical to the peak effectiveness with pfizer and moderna, however, earlier data finding that waiting six months after the first dose provided even higher antibody levels so the fda and the cdc will look at all that as they
determine the timing for a potential second dose going forward, robin. >> the timing, all right, thank you. fully vaccinated international travelers will soon be welcome to visit the u.s. again. the government lifting its travel ban starting in early november. transportation correspondent gio benitez is live at newark airport with more for us. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning to you. yeah, the new rules go into effect in over a month. let's break it down. all international travelers will soon be allowed into the u.s., but non-u.s. citizens must be fully vaccinated and show proof of a negative covid test taken within three days before boarding that plane to the u.s. of course, one of the biggest headlines here is that this opens the door to travel from the uk and europe, so many families had been separated since march 2020, now with the vaccine, they will be able to see each other. now, the airline industry and other travel groups are applauding this move because no doubt about it, this will have a huge impact on so many industries across america. michael. >> all right, gio, thank you.
now we turn to the latest on the gabby petito case an urgent search for her boyfriend, brian laundrie. let's go back to trevor ault in north port, florida, with the latest. good morning again, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, again, michael. we watched law enforcement remove several boxes of possible evidence executing a search warrant here yesterday at the laundrie family home and as this investigation moves forward, today we're expecting to possibly get confirmation that that body found out in wyoming in, in fact, gabby petito and perhaps even more importantly, we might learn how gabby died. this morning, officials await the results of the autopsy of the body believed to be gabby petito. >> sir, behind the car. behind the tape. >> reporter: armed police and fbi agents raiding the family home of her boyfriend brian laundrie who is still missing. with laundrie named a person of interest in the case, the fbi executing a court authorized search warrant temporarily escorting his parents into this fbi van removing possible
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tuesday morning. all that music. tomorrow on "gma," luke evans and bobby cannavale. top story, johnson & johnson reporting that booster shots after its one-shot vaccine dramatically increase effectiveness and joined by dr. mathai mammen. thanks for joining us. why don't you summarize what you >> sure thing. thanks for having me. excited to be here. our team and i reported this morning that on a couple elements of our vaccine, one is that the vaccine after a single shot gives strong and long-lasting protection. out past six months with no evidence at all of waning effectiveness which is wonderful news. secondly and really excitingly a second booster shot given at six months and two months gives a really nice rise in antibodies and the two-month rise is associated with an efficacy of 94%. so we're really excited.
we were bouncing out of our chairs when we saw these data. >> so at that -- at that 94% does it bring its efficacy up to where we have the two-shot vaccines, moderna and pfizer. >> it's in that ballpark, in the 94% range, the vaccine efficacy is really strong. and what's distinguishing the j&j vaccine is the its long nature. the nature of the vaccine has the right kind of immune response to lead to that long memory, that long-lasting effect. >> so, you know, there's been a bit of a debate over booster shots and the fda only recommending them for people over 65 or people with some kind of compromised immune systems. who do you think should get a booster shot and when? >> i do think that the single shot, it was always our intent as a company that the single shot should be out there. it's a single shot.
it's easily stored, transported easily administered and it protects the population of the globe as a whole. so but right now what we find is that for those that need or want additional protection, a second shot out at six months ideally really raises that level of protection, so for all those that need or want that extra degree of protection, it might make sense. ultimately it's not up to company, the cdc and others will ultimately decide on how best it is used. >> i was going to ask you that next. you shared data with the fda. is there a time line for them to announce their decision? >> so the data are with the fd right now. all of it. and we're anxiously awaiting their opinion on whether it's sufficient to process and once they make their decision, that typically goes to the cdc and in other countries they're deciding
bodies on how best it's used. >> dr. mammen, thanks for sharing your news this morning. >> thank you very much. now to ginger. >> george, people are walking past me this morning seeing this behind me and saying, wait, is that for right now? yes, yes, it is. big sky, montana, getting their first measurable snow, four to six inches, up to a half foot and this is a pretty normal pattern to come this time of year so the fall temps don't stay reserved for montana. look at the freeze warnings, yeah, it's 25 this morning in jackson. uh-huh. it's coming. 45, denver and, look, even through kansas, wyoming. everybody is chilly.
we're recovering from ginger showing us those cold temps, so heat it up with some "pop news." >> i will do. i will do. we're going to begin with "sex and the city." the reboot that's currently being shot here in new york, well, this morning, hbo max released your very first sneak peek of the show emphasis on peek. here it is. there's no audio. wait for it. okay. it starts there. and that's it. that's it. >> just going to repeat. >> yes and just like that we want more. the clip shows carrie, miranda and charlotte in fabulous fashion then carrie and mr. big looking like they're in love but we all know it's never that simple with those two. the show has given us other glimpses through their instagram account posting images of all the actors in character all while keeping the plot deeply under wraps. the ten-episode series expected
to drop on hbo max very soon, again, not telling us an exact date. that was your first sneak peek. >> sneak, indeed. >> look quick, it's gone. we're talking about it, right? it worked. also in the news, k-pop supergroup bts at the u.n. as world leaders are gathering in new york this week for the u.n. general assembly. the supergroup who are officially south korean special envoys to the u.n., well, they released this for "permission to dance" and it was filmed in and around the u.n. ♪ i want to dance, the music's got me going ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ let's make a pact ♪ ♪ we don't need to worry ♪ >> the very different scene we're used to seeing inside that chamber.
that video already racking up 10 million views since being released and on friday we will have an interview with bts and south korean president moon brought to us by our juju chang right here on "gma." >> that is a first on television right there. >> that's great. bts army. very, very happy. >> that's why you got to watch. always happening. tomorrow, september 22nd is, of course, the last day of summer, fall equinox but today is pretty special. it is september 21st, the day celebrated in one of the greatest songs of all time in my opinion, deejay lilly, will you do the honor, please. ♪ do you remember the 21st night of september ♪ >> come on! ♪ love was changing our minds ♪ ♪ while chasing the night away ♪ >> i see george's foot is tapping. george's foot is tapping. >> oh. >> i saw a little of this too. so close.
>> so close. >> so close. >> i'll use a line from the song, we do have to chase the clouds away and explain how this date became the focus of such an iconic song in such an almost pivotal moment in "gma" history. i hate to tell you but the guys of earth, wind and fire tell npr they chose the 21st night of september simply because it sang better than any of the dates they considered. that's it. that's the story. >> that's okay. >> good enough for us. >> yeah. >> good enough. >> can i get a tissue? george made me cry. that was -- >> 43 years after they made that incredible song earth wind & fire still going strong. they are currently touring playing 30 dates around the country as we speak. that's "pop news." >> i say, next september 21st we have earth wind & fire here in the studio. >> oh, my gosh, robin. let's do it. >> let's do it. >> and i saw them at an outdoor
concert in lake tahoe earlier this year. they were fantastic. still got it. still got it. >> you hear that? we have a date. >> booking it now. still got it. they never lost it they never lost it. >> hand me a tissue for george. all right, going to turn now to that nationwide car shortage. demand is so high right now that some customers are selling cars back to dealerships for more than their original cost. is now the best time to sell that extra car in your driveway? transportation correspondent gio benitez is back with that. hey, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael. good morning again. yeah, some people are making some serious money by selling their car, so if you're even thinking about it, pay close attention to this because the best time may be right now. cars are said to lose value the moment you drive them off the lot. but this morning, customers telling us some cars are being sold back to dealerships for more than their original cost.
>> when i left the dealership it almost felt like i had gotten in on an under the table deal and i remember calling my boyfriend saying, this feels too good to be true. >> reporter: evan bout his car last year and 15 months later the dealership calmed and offered to buy it back. >> the process was incredibly quick and an appraiser looked at it. offered me the high end of what i was expecting which ended up making me recoup all of the money i spent the year previous plus some and i left with a check for $2,000 more than i had. >> reporter: bill brunner says it's happening a lot with a massive car shortage under way, local dealerships are doing everything they can to ride it out. has that changed your business model at all? >> i mean, it definitely has, one of the things we're looking at is is being able to buy used cars from customers who have extra cars in the family. >> that's interesting because before you were selling a lot of
new cars. now you're really focusing on we need to get inventory so that we can sell these cars to people. >> exactly. >> so it's a good time to sell your car. >> we're able to give them a little more for their used car. most have taken care of their cars better than the average car so it's less for us to put that car back in condition to resell it to the next customer. >> there is no automaker that has not been hindered in some way, shape or form because of sales because they have no inventory. >> if somebody is thinking of selling what should they do first? >> first thing is clean up the car a little bit. find out how that car stands against all the other cars that are like that out in the marketplace and we're able to give them the best price. >> reporter: so no doubt about it, if you're even thinking about it, this cannot last forever so really take advantage of it while you can, especially if you are planning on selling your car anyway and like he
said, clean it first. get more money. guys. >> gio, thank you. now to simone biles, the olympic gold medalist kicking off the gold over america tour bringing together celebrated gymnasts headlining her own show and kaylee hartung got to go behind the scenes with simone and her teammates to get a first look. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, robin. this is unlike any show that's ever gone on tour before because simone dreamed it up. now she has a chance to get back to the pure joy of performing, do it with some of her best friends and inspire the next generation of female athletes. ♪ >> simone biles. >> reporter: she's back in action like never before. simone biles gymnastics' greatest of all time launching her own tour. >> it's fun, it's personality. it's golden. it's absolutely just amazing. olympians, world champions, i mean it's pretty crazy. we do have the best of the best on this tour. ♪ everybody ♪
>> reporter: "gma" getting the first look at the gold over america tour just before opening night in tucson. ♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ >> 35 cities, seven weeks, are you ready? >> i think so. >> it's going to be super exciting especially since we didn't have fans in okyo. so for them to watch is going to be exciting. tucson, i hope you're ready. >> two years you've been working on this, right? >> yes. to have it come to life and for me to come here and see it, i was like this is so much better than i think we all envisioned. >> the show is like something she's been working on nonstop, nonstop. ♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ >> i got to ask you about the sequins. how many costume changes do you guys have? >> i think we have about eight to ten. >> all in the little details. ♪ >> who do you hope is filling the seats in these arenas? >> mostly for me i hope just young gymnasts.
>> i remember a few years ago when you started to walk. >> we all have such unique story, i think it will help so many young girls in general, people going through struggles and mental health and know that you can get through it. >> simone. ♪ >> are there going to be some type of first show jitters? as the one who created this whole experience. >> most definitely, yes, most definitely and i think for show jitters are good, they're good to get out of the way and obviously it comes working day by day and we've had long rehearsals and i think we're ready. >> they have put in so much work to get ready for this and they're bursting with excitement to kick it off tonight. the show is so high energy you get to see the thrilling tumbling but also some really powerful emotional moments so in 35 cities across the country tickets are on sale now, guys. it's captivating.
>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> morning. today a new literacy program will be introduced to help california students learn to read by third grade. the state superintendent will launch a campaign that will improve literacy rates in the next five years. it would create a task force to help teachers and get more books to students. >> good morning. we are going to start with a live picture of the toll plaza. this is one of our busiest spots. i want to show an improvement on the san mateo bridge carrying about 30 minutes ago, we were seeing packed traffic and people making their way toward the peninsula. we now no longer have any lanes blocked. kumasi:
>> i want a short -- to start by showing you what is going on here and there is no marine layer out there. there is no faulk. it is going to be warm to hot this afternoon. it is already 70 in san francisco. 52 in santa rosa. how often does that happen? it gives you an idea of how topsy-turvy our air is going to be today and thursday and friday, our hottest days.
kumasi: we will have another update in about 30 minutes. ♪ four, five, six, come on get your kicks, you don't need the money when you look like that, honey ♪ welcome back, everybody. that was jojo siwa and her partner, jenna johnson making history last night as the first same-sex couple ever to dance together on "dancing with the stars" and getting the highest score of the night. we were backstage with them after their big moment. >> really cool. never would i have imagined to first of all be here, i mean when derek said you were meant for the show, literally it's one of my biggest dreams to be on the show much less be the first girl/girl couple and have the only 8 of the night and have the
high score of the night. >> got the high score of the night and worked that bow into her outfit as always. >> of course, she did. >> "dancing with the stars" airs monday at 8:00 p.m. you know our next guest from "hamilton" and "one night in miami," leslie odom jr., starring in "the many saints of newark." >> in studio. i almost brought my computer. you know, i could be on zoom right here while we talk. this is crazy. >> first off congratulations on the emmy for "hamilton" you won this weekend and know you got a big night next sunday hosting the tony award broadway's back concert, that's going to be great, isn't it? >> it is. this community, right outside your window has meant so much to me so i told them in whatever way i can be of service to remind people of the power an magic of live performance, whether it's taking a pie to the face or, you know, stage full of rakes, whatever we can do remind people. it will be fun. >> the arts have really helped
us get through a difficult time in many ways and it's going to be great to be back on broadway. but this new one, my goodness, it's a prequel. >> yes. >> to "the sopranos." neither one of us could afford hbo back in the day but able to catch up with "the sopranos" during the pandemic. >> "sopranos" was one of the number one watched shows during the pandemic. i watched from top to bottom and so i'm a genuine fan now of tony and carmella and bobby and chris, you know, but i think my experience shooting the movie was probably a lot like those original actors. you know, i was just getting -- i got an original david chase script and it was inspiring me to say these words for the very first time the way those actors did. >> it's set in newark, new jersey, in the late '60s, early '70s, how does harold fit int the italian mafia in that time? >> well, heard, a lot like my
grandfather, my grandparents and a lot of black people at that time was part of that great migration, you know, black people that moved up from the south between 1910 and about 1970, 6 million black people moved up from the south to -- in search of more dough, you know, freedom from the plantation economy and stuff so harold was a part of that and his path diverged a bit. my grandfather worked in a factory like so many did for 30 years but harold, you know, made his money in other ways. [ laughter ] he works for the family. yes. >> let's take a look at a clip. >> harold, how about you come around and talk to me over >> when you going to come back and work for me? >> got stuff of my own percolating. >> while you're waiting for that
maxwell house to boil. >> yes. >> hmm. >> my own percolator. >> we heard that -- >> he's cracking himself up. >> when you auditioned you didn't even know what movie it was for, how was that even possible? >> lots of stuff is possible when you need a gig. [ laughter ] i -- i, you know, i -- they're very secretive in hollywood like with the marvel movies and, you know, this is a property that's meant a lot to david and hbo so they were secretive, they didn't send scripts or tell you who you were auditioning for but got words on a page that i couldn't deny, you know, it was inspiring me which went to do it so i kept accepting in my audition tapes and eventually they flew me to new york and i figured out once i got in the room, i said you're david chase. i figured it out then.
>> put two and two together. >> nice outfit right here. >> thank you. >> as we know "people" magazine -- >> you too. >> thank you very much. "people" magazine, top ten best dressed star of the year. does that put a lot of pressure on -- can't just come out of the house looking any old kind of way. >> it doesn't. i work with a professional. his name is ivo. and he's, you know, we worked together for a long time and working together while nobody was watching, now we kind of have learned each other and grown up together and so, you know, now putting yourself together takes a second to figure out and, you know, i think we've landed on it finally. >> your house got a little more full this spring. a little baby boy in march. how is it going. >> it's going well. little fatty. [ laughter ] >> ah. >> he's so sweet and my daughter most days she's cool with him. every now and again she asks if we can send him back but -- we're having a ball.
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programs that help to boost your health. this morning, becky worley takes a look at a personalized plan that could help people with diabetes. how is it going, becky? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. one in ten americans has diabetes and a third are prediabetic. we spoke to a patient about how a combination of app-based data on blood sugar, logging meals and telemedicine check-ins with a dietitian can really impact health without additional medication. tom has been living with diabetes for 21 years. he says after a heart-to-heart with his doctor he lost more than 80 pounds, his physician telling him last year he basically hit a wall. >> we had kind of reached the limit as far as all of the medications that i could take and really the next step would have to be looking at like injectable medications which i had really no desire to do. >> reporter: then a covid diagnosis, which sidelined him for five weeks from his job as director of student affairs at central michigan university. >> i thought if i survive this
i'm going to make some changes. >> reporter: he says his employer offered him a placement in a program called day two which has a three-prong add prochilo to change. a blood glucose monitor that tracks your body's reaction to food in realtime as you log food and snacks and video check-ins with a dietitian who helps you understand the data coming in and an analysis of your gut bacteria or microbiome to help identify and predict healthy food choices for you. >> each of us has a different set of biomes called our microbiomes, that's where this personalized medicine comes in. >> if i got mine tested and yours tested how different would we be and what different advice would we each get to eat and live healthy. >> it's interesting. typically. we're still struggling with what to do with that information to make it useful. the only really good medically proven use of currently things in your microbiome is the
ability to prevent what are called glucose spikes in your blood. >> reporter: in fact a new study found weight loss is influenced by your microbiome and other studies show personalized nutrition plans based partly on microbiome analysis have helped people with diabetes. tom's microbiome analysis is fed into the day two app to predict which foods will spike his blood sugar. using that info and online check-ins with his dietitian his diabetes marker was reduced dramatically. >> because of the weight loss i've had i've been able to be removed from one of my diabetic medications, i've also had another one cut in half and i hope to get off it completely soon. >> reporter: day two put us in touch with tom, the program isn't the only one available for this type of diabetes treatment. blue shield of california offers their wellvolution, cigna health as omada to help with that a1c number. a daily walk around the neighborhood. sometimes accompanied by his
wife. she's also been diagnosed with diabetes and has recently joined the day two program as well. >> it's life changing. >> reporter: tom doesn't pay for any of this. it's all through his employer. about 75,000 people have been enrolled in the program nationwide. the cdc also lists over 2,000 programs nationwide that may not have as many tech tools but offer real help in lifestyle change often at zero cost, robin. >> i'm glad it offers that help they need. all right. thank you so much. becky. ginger. i know i'm full of good news. y'all didn't like my cold temps. what about this. today is the last full day of summer. >> yay. >> thank you, lara. thanks for the energy. nobody else is. oh, now it gets bad so the u.s. did have its warmest meteorological summer since records began in 1895. this happens to be climate week in new york city and that happens alongside the u.n. general assembly and the u.n. just released this not too long
ago saying global carbon emissions set to rise 16% by 2030 putting us on track for 2. degrees of warming. if paris the goal was 1.5 to curb our amplification. it's well beyond that and cop26, unless we collectively change course there is a high risk of failure of anything we agree upon there. lots of work ahead. we will have a preview of cop26 now to an initiative to battle climate change. companies across the globe are taki taking the climate pledge with the understanding protecting the environment is essential for businesses too.
sponsored by amazon lighting up times square this morning as part of climate week nyc and here is how some corporations are getting involved. from recycling to composting to solar panels saving the environment can start small. >> we are in the most desizeive decade. there is time and hope and there are solutions and we know that we can do this but we've got to get started right now. >> reporter: a new landmark study from the ipcc papers a pretty dire picture claiming climate change is, quote, widespread, rapid and intensifying. the scientists behind it adding that, quote, it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. but now businesses are stepping up to help on a larger scale. our sponsor amazon teaming up with global optimism to create the climate pledge aimed at encouraging a group of diverse organizes to address the complex challenges of climate change. >> we have over 200 companies that have signed up, 26
different industries across 21 different countries. companies and organizations make the commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040. >> reporter: one of the companies, colgate pal mol i have introducing a new recyclable toothpaste tube. it will help inspire a global shift. >> this project is a little different because this one if there's any legacy we're going to leave behind when we're done you won't see the output. >> reporter: pepsico is focusing own sustainable farming processes. >> pepsi looked at the materials that they're making their products with and those chips that you might get will be made in a bag that's made from plant-based materials instead of different kinds of mastic. >> reporter: amazon is the brains behind seattle's climate pledge arena featuring a system that will harvest water off its roof and turning it into ice for the nhl seattle kraken.
a crew beacon of sustainability. >> we're really changing the way we're thinking about the world and the way we shop for products and interact with our communities. we can have cleaner air and we can have more livable communities. it's a win for the planet. >> and so many corporations taking part in climate week nyc which is working with the u.n. to find ways to make change happen. coming up on "gma," karla souza, star of "home economics" joins us live.
>> good morning. >> come on. what is this? >> wear it with the tags on. >> at least he's trying to belong. >> what are you talking about? i belong. how he would would i know that the special teams unit is responsible for all kicking plays. >> it's so cute. this morning he was on the wikipedia page for american football. >> karla souza joins us now from los angeles. karla, good morning. >> good morning. by the way, that would be me on the wikipedia page looking up american football just so you know, full disclaimer, didn't grow up in the u.s., don't hate me. >> i heard all about it. i've been looking at the promos, saw the clip. it shows that the season kicks off at a 49ers game with a special guest star, jerry rice, but you did get a crash course in football but i hear you're now a fan. >> oh, 100%. i was instantly a fan. nowadays you can look up someone pretty quickly. he is a legend. g.o.a.t. is the term i guess.
and he is also an incredible actor. he was improvising and he actually started to make us look bad so we were like, jerry, can you please just like not do that great because then it makes us look really bad. but i guess he could have a full acting career now. >> jerry could do it all on the football field and off the field according to you. this show, i love watching this show because it's about three siblings each with their own family but all living different economic situations so what drew you to the show? >> so as you know i was on "murder" getting away with a lot of murders murdering people and that was my life for six years and i was ready to sort of do some comedy, laugh and this script came along and the writing was really smart and i am one of three and we are -- i just saw myself in a lot of the writing. i'm also playing a mom. i am a mom and so i can channel all the things that i live in my
real life through the character as well and it just seemed like a great team and it's on abc again. i've been on abc, i know what an incredible family it is so it was kind of a no-brainer. >> and you do play a mom. you are a mom in real life like you said but has your character ever influenced your real life parenting style? >> oh, definitely. marina gave me the idea. she says that she says she's taking a shower but in reality she's having a nap in the bathroom to hide from her kids and i took that -- i took that tip and i do that as well and now i also take naps in the closet and i try to hide from them in the closet. so i definitely use some parenting tips from marina. >> you gave up all your secrets right there. now they're going to be like she's really not taking a shower that long but -- >> they're not watching this. they're asleep right now. so it's like 5:00 a.m. in l.a. or something so don't worry.
they're asleep. >> perfect. we hear there's a lot of fun on the set. we got a clip of the cast and i have to ask you, who is the best dancer? >> i mean, michael, i think it's obvious that it's me. >> ooh. >> take a look at that. oh, yes, there you go. you know, i wouldn't be able to say i think we all have -- i manage to do a handstand and a split and save them a lot of visual effects money so i'm still waiting for my check. >> you can do the handstand a split and a handstand, no body double needed. >> hair toss. huh? >> that's impressive. got to say very impressive. you have a tradition on thursday, tracksuit thursdays. tell us about that. >> yes, so the crew started it and little by little, you know, it's another opportunity to one-up each other so and to have fun during covid and so we started doing it and i mean to
be honest, topher one-upped all of us when he decided to have a custom-made track suit with our faces on it. my face is on his left thigh and right buttocks, i think, anyway, everyone starts now incorporating different things, lights, it's a whole fashion show with our tracksuit thursdays. it's a lot of fun. i recommend it for you guys in the studio. >> i don't know how well that would go over but, karla, thank you so much for joining us here. we're so happy you're still a part of the abc family and it's always great talking to you. >> thank you. thank you. >> season 2 of "home economics" premieres tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. eastern right here on abc. i got morning on the brain.
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