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tes good morning, america for our viewers in the west. on this tuesday morning president biden on the world stage announcing new rules and initiatives to help reduce dangerous emissions and protect forests after his economic plan suffers a setback. breaking news, two explosions in kabul. people running after an attack at a military hospital in afghanistan's capital. we're tracking the latest this morning. election day. a lot of eyes on that high-stakes governor showdown in virginia. the former president and current president looming large over the race. what it means for the biden agenda and the midterm elections
one year away. decision day. cdc authorization for pfizer's vaccine for young kids could be hours away. major pharmacies say they're ready to go. but why the white house is warning about a possible delay. dr. besser joins us live this morning. the kyle rittenhouse trial under way. the teenager charged with homicide for shooting and killing two demonstrators and injuring a third during violent protests in wisconsin last summer after a white police officer shot a black man. airline meltdown. american and southwest canceling thousands of flights. why it could mean more turbulence ahead for the holiday crush. and how you can increase your chances of taking off on schedule. breaking his silence. the assistant director from alec baldwin's movie speaking out about halyna hutchins' death as his lawyer challenges eyewitness accounts of the tragic onset shooting. inferno emergency. the relentless wildfires taking
over the west. “gma” has been on the front lines taking you inside the danger zone in one of the worst years on record. more than 6.5 million acres already scorched this year. how climate change is behind the intensifying situation. and this morning, we're setting two model homes on fire live on “gma.” how you could determine your home's safety risk and why you need to pay attention to what's in your "ignition zone." ♪ oh, my gosh ♪ and michael and the mannings. up late with strahan, eli and peyton breaking down the good ol' days. a whole lot of laughs and all the action on “monday night football.” ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ michael, michael, michael. >> yeah, past my bedtime. >> burning the candle at both ends. >> it's for the mannings. it's for the mannings. you stay up late for the mannings but it's great to see
those two. you realize how long -- you don't realize how long you've known someone until you do something like that and you go way back. i've known them a long time. a lot of fun last night. >> it looked like it was. we have a lot of news to get to today. it's a big day for kids and the covid vaccine. parents are expecting the green light for the pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. big day in virginia. critical race and seeing voting beginning in that key state. we'll have much more on that coming up, george, but we begin with president biden on the world stage meeting with world leaders right now at the high stakes global summit on climate change while his domestic agenda hangs in the balance at home. let's go to chief white house correspondent cecilia vega in scotland. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning to you. the president is here in scotland making his case as we speak that america is a leader in the forefront in the fight against climate change but it is a tough sell this morning given all that drama back home. his own party still at odds of how to get his domestic agenda including that record amount of
money on fighting climate change over the finish line. this morning, on his final day in glasgow, president biden promising to protect tropical rain forests and forests at home saying the time to act is now. >> preserving forests and other ecosystems can and should play an important role in meeting our ambitious climate goals as part of the net zero emission strategy we all have and the united states is going to lead by example at home. >> reporter: the white house also unveiling a sweeping plan to slash emissions of powerful greenhouse gas that is a huge contributor to global warming allow the epa to crack down on the oil and gas industry making for the strictest methane standards ever under pressure to show the u.s. to show the world how serious he is about leading the world on climate, the president using his spotlight on the stage to tout his $555 billion plan to fight climate change still stalled in
congress. >> that's what i'm focussed on back in america, but it isn't just there. >> reporter: back home a major blow from a crucial vote in ongoing negotiations. moderate senator joe manchin saying he is not on board. he needs more time. the president needs every democrat to back his infrastructure plan and this morning, it now hangs in the balance. >> i will not support a bill that is this consequential without thoroughly understanding the impact it will have on our national debt, our economy and most importantly all of our american people. >> reporter: now, the white house says they remain confident they still can get joe manchin's support and they need it if they'll get it passed. house democrats were hoping to vote on it as early as today. that is not happening and now president biden is heading home with this bill and this fight exactly as it is when he left back from the united states. george, this bill nowhere near landing on his desk for a signature. >> every senator a king right now. cecelia, thanks very much. there is breaking news out
of afghanistan. explosions have targeted civilians outside a military hospital in kabul. senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is in london with the latest. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. that's right, at least two explosions in the afghan capital this morning. attackers apparently targeting civilians outside the military hospital there in the city. one explosion happened outside the entrance, the other inside the compound. the sound of gunfire has been reported. the taliban deploying forces to the area. at least 15 killed although that number is probably going to change. no claim of responsibility at this moment but the finger of blame is likely to point at islamic state in afghanistan which, of course, carried out a number of devastating mass casualty attacks. remember, it was i.s. that carried out that devastating attack outside kabul airport in august that killed 13 u.s. servicemen and women, over 150 afghans. the terrorists are now engaged in an insurgency that's grown considerably since the u.s. withdrawal. robin? >> all right, ian. we know you'll keep us updated. thank you.
we're going to turn now to election day and the critical race for governor of virginia. the former president and current president looming large over the battle. stephanie ramos is at a polling station in virginia with what it all could mean for the country in 2022. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this race is getting a lot of national attention as a sort of progress report on president biden's administration so far, but also what it could mean for democrats and republicans in the midterm elections next year. this morning, decision day in virginia's tight governor's race. >> let's bring this baby home. are you ready to win tomorrow? [ cheers ] >> reporter: all eyes are on virginia. democratic candidate terry mcauliffe and republican glenn youngkin statistically tied. the race's outcome seen as a referendum for both political parties. it will serve as a blueprint for elections in the country. overnight, the candidates made a final appeal to voters. >> on day one we'll launch a
governmentwide audit of every department rooting out fraud, rooting out waste. raising transparency. >> reporter: youngkin reinforcing talking points popular with republicans nationwide focusing on education. >> we will not have political agendas in the classroom. i will ban critical race theory. >> reporter: mcauliffe seizing on republican challenges to reproductive rights. >> i will and was a brick wall to protect your reproductive rights. >> reporter: and, of course, donald trump looming over the race in a state that biden won by ten percentage points one year ago. mcauliffe hoping to drive home the argument that a vote for youngkin is a vote for former president donald trump. >> this race is it about stopping former president trump? >> glenn youngkin says he's honored, honored, to get the endorsement of donald trump. we don't want trump anymore here. the country doesn't need him. >> reporter: youngkin accepted trump's support and endorsement, trump holding a virtual rally for him overnight but youngkin still keeping trump at arm's length not appearing with the
former president during the campaign and never mentioning his name during his speeches. this is a big moment for both parties. polling stations are already open including the one behind me here in loudoun county. they close at 7:00 eastern tonight and as long as you're in line by 7:00, you will be able to vote. michael? >> all eyes on virginia, thank you so much, stephanie. we turn to the coronavirus emergency. today is likely decision day at the cdc for vaccines for young kids. steve osunsami is outside cdc headquarters in atlanta. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. the rollout for this pediatric vaccine is going to be a little different. the federal government is trying to make it more closely resemble the way parents are already getting their kids vaccinated for schools which is in doctors' offices and clinics. it is the last step this morning before families are able to vaccinate children 5 to 11 years old with a new covid vaccine from pfizer. today an advisory group to the cdc will weigh in and then the director of the cdc could sign off with her final approval this
evening. this means that the young children of america could start getting their first shot as soon as tomorrow. >> the vaccination shot for the age group of 5 through 11, i'm really excited. >> reporter: the white house says that several million doses are already shipping across the country but they warn it could still take time to get the medicine where they need. >> we are planning on some vaccinations towards the end of this week but the program for kids ages 5 through 11 really hitting full strength the week of november 8th. >> reporter: kroger and rite aid are telling abc news they'll be able to give these shots shortly after november 3rd once the cdc officially says yes. cvs says they're prepared to expand vaccine eligibility as soon as authorized to do so. walgreens is saying they'll open appointments as soon as they receive supplies to stores. >> parents should feel comforted not just that their children will be protected but that this
vaccine has gone through the necessary and rigorous evaluation that ensures the vaccine is safe and highly effective. >> reporter: there could be a bit of a demand for this pediatric vaccine at first. here are suggestions from experts. first try your doctor's office. as soon as the cdc says yes and they get supply you'll see appointments. second check with your school. see if your school is planning to hold a clinic. thirdly, check your regular choices, your pharmacies, community clinics, mass vaccination sites and your covid testing centers. they could get supplies of this pediatric vaccine early. michael? >> all right, steve, thank you. joining us is dr. richard besser, president of the robert wood johnson foundation and former acting director of the cdc and a former colleague at abc. doc, always graeeat to see you. when it comes to this age group, kids 5 to 11, do you think that
this data has been scrutinized more because it involves children so young? >> well, you know, michael, i'm going to be paying very close attention to the meeting today. i don't think they're paying more -- putting more scrutiny on this but it will be intense scrutiny because it's critically important if the cdc says, yes, this is the vaccine that children should get, we have to trust that the data were looked at and they're convinced it's safe and vaccine and right way to go for all children. >> the vaccine trials were relatively small. many parents who are concerned about potential complications from the vaccine, so as a pediatrician, what do you say to parents who are hesitant about getting it for their kids? >> yeah, you know, thankfully this infection, coronavirus, is less severe in children. the younger you get, the less likely you are to have severe infection, to be hospitalized and die. but, michael, across this country there have been millions and millions of children who have been infected, thousands who have been hospitalized. unfortunately, there have been hundreds who died. thousands who have developed a
long-term inflammatory syndrome. so it's not something to be taken lightly. but as a pediatrician i'm used to listening to parents, talking to parents. there is a whole group of parents who want their kids to get this right away. there is a big group who want to watch and wait and i want to listen to them, understand their concerns and address them. >> we know pediatric covid cases have declined for the eighth straight week and that's what schools -- with schools back in full effect. so could an argument be made for those parents who want to wait and not get their children vaccinated? >> yeah, you know, i think there are parents who will fall into that group, but i think one of the big reason that cases are down is the approach schools have taken in terms of ensuring staff, teachers are vaccinated and ensuring people wearing masks, keeping desks apart, focusing on ventilation, all of those things contribute. thankfully numbers are going down across the country but i think that's the time to get vaccinated because we don't know what this virus is going to do next and i think protecting kids
is the way to go. it's critically important that clinics are available in the evenings and weekends. a lot of parents in america don't get time off work to take their kids in to get vaccinated. we need to make sure every parent who wants to get their kid vaccinated can do so as soon as possible. >> i can't agree with you more. dr. richard besser, always great to see you and always appreciate everything you share with us. george? >> thanks, michael. we turn to that racially charged case in wisconsin. a jury was seated monday in the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse who killed two people injured a third during riots following the police shooting of a black man last summer. alex perez has the latest from kenosha, wisconsin. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. after a long day of jury selection yesterday, late last night 20 jurors were selected. 11 women and 9 men. now kyle rittenhouse now 18 years old is facing six counts, including intentional, reckless and attempted homicide. he's charged with shooting and
killing two demonstrators, joseph rosenbaum and anthony huber and injuring a third gaige grosskreutz. now, the ordeal unfolding during violent protests in kenosha in august of 2020 after a white police officer shot jacob blake, a black man, seven times from behind. rittenhouse was 17 at the time and illegally had a semiautomatic rifle and says he answered an online call from militia groups for armed citizens to come patrol the streets. now, the defense argues that rittenhouse was attacked and he fired only in self-defense. those opening arguments are set to get under way here today. robin? >> a lot of people will be watching this trial. alex, thank you. to another day of travel chaos. american airlines canceled hundreds more flights. the total now more than 2,000 over the past few days. our transportation correspondent gio benitez has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, thousands of travelers still trying to get to their destinations after american airlines and southwest canceled thousands of flights. one in ten flights over the weekend didn't happen.
morgan markey says she had to switch airports after her cancellation. >> i was surprised when they switched my airports. the lady at the desk when i was originally trying to get my ticket fixed told me, yeah, we just don't have any pilots. >> reporter: as long lines stretched down airport concourses american and southwest blaming system meltdowns on staffing and a windstorm but aviation analyst henry hardvelt says it's about poor planning. >> airlines have bitten off more than they can chew and stretched themselves too thin. when bad weather or something else occurs they don't have enough crews available to fill in, what they call reserve crews to come in and take care of flights when the original scheduled crews can't make it. >> reporter: american and southwest both expect improvements today. so how do you make sure that you're taking off on schedule? >> get out at 7:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. if you can. get on the first flight of the
day. you're much less likely to be impacted by a weather-related delay. >> reporter: and try to book a nonstop flight on an airline that has several flights to your destination. that way if yours gets canceled, you have backup options right there. michael? >> gio, thank you, as always. going to turn to our series live on "gma." we've been telling you about the climate emergency. one of the effects is a longer and more devastating wildfire season and rob marciano is in south carolina at the insurance institute for business and home safety research center. they're conducting research about how wildfires behave and how we can better protect our homes. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, michael. this is an amazing facility. about ten years old inspired by the '04/'05 devestating hurricane season and the insurance companies got together and said weather is getting worse. population is growing. we need to figure it out and got researchers here, engineers,
scientists doing studies on our habits and what we can do to change them in order to protect ourselves. what we have behind us are two structures, one is built in ideal conditions recommended by these guys here and this is more like what you'd see in an everyday home. looks a lot like my house. what we're going to do is basically light these on fire with this ignition switch. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten and they are wired to this mulch. one is rock mulch. one is mulch like you'd see oundhe house and we have that burning up and we'll see how these burn and which ones fares better throughout the half hour. back to you guys. >> we'll be tracking that fire live throughout the hour, george. coming up on "gma," the latest on the movie set shooting involving alec baldwin and the assistant director speaking out for the first time. now let's go to ginger. >> the tuesday trivia sponsored by edward jones.
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ends last night. had a fun time with the mannings. this right here was the favorite part. your frustration -- >> you know what, i asked them right before that -- i did that, why is it on like third and four -- you need four yards. they throw it three yards and then we threw the ball one yard when we needed four, so it frustrates me, george. again, it's my giants. >> i'm telling you, the giants sure do miss you and eli. >> i can tell when the saints are fun. you're in a good mood. >> just because you picked tampa bay to beat them by 13, who's counting. >> welcome to espn, everybody. we've got a lot more ahead on "gma" including our live demonstration. it's been about 15 minutes since rob ignited that fire. he's bringing us what you can learn about protecting your home. that's coming up. we have new details on the fatal film set shooting involving alec baldwin. assistant director david halls who handled the gun speaking out
for the first time about safety and the cinematographer whose life was tragically cut short. abc's kaylee hartung has the latest. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, good morning. after nearly two weeks we're hearing dave halls' side of the story. so much attention focused on the armorer in charge of all the weapons on the set, and halls who officials say handed baldwin that loaded gun. now, as both crew members have hired attorneys they're sharing new details to defend their clients. this morning the assistant director at the center of the investigation into that fatal shooting on the set of the western "rust" challenging eyewitness accounts in sworn affidavits. dave halls' attorney speaking out for the first time in a tense exchange on fox news. >> in the affidavits it states that my client grabbed the gun off of a prop cart and handed it to baldwin. that absolutely did not happen. >> reporter: but struggling to answer the direct question, did dave halls hand alec baldwin the loaded gun? >> whether or not he handed the firearm directly to alec baldwin
at that moment or whether the armorer handed it directly to alec baldwin at that moment doesn't really matter because he didn't load it. he's not responsible. >> reporter: halls' attorney passing the blame to the film's armorer hannah gutierrez reed. >> i have received information from crew members that the armorer handed it directly to baldwin and then baldwin put it inside where his holster would be and then at some point he pulled the firearm out and he wanted to adjust the holster and then he hands the firearm to mr. halls who immediately hands it right back after he's adjusted the holster. >> reporter: officials say the colt .45 revolver given to baldwin was loaded with a bullet. the single shot fired killing cinematographer halyna hutchins. a statement from gutierrez reed's lawyer saying hannah has no idea where the live rounds came from adding, the whole production set became unsafe due to various factors including lack of safety meetings. this was not the fault of
hannah. and dave halls tells abc news in a statement he is shocked and saddened by halyna hutchins' death adding it's my hope that this tragedy prompts the industry to re-evaluate its values and practices to ensure no one is harmed through the creative process again. guys? >> all right, kaylee, thank you very much. coming up next live on "gma" the fire blazing. rob's going to show us the difference between those two structures, what it means about protecting your home. want more from your vitamins? at nature's bounty, we give you more. more immune support. with the only vitamin c that lasts 24 hours. more restful sleep. with the first-ever triple action sleep supplement. we put more of our brains into helping your heart. we give you more wellness solutions backed by rigorous science than we ever have before. nature's bounty gives you more, so you can live bountifully.
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we're back with our series "live on gma." rob is standing by, and we've seen him all morning. almost half an hour ago he started a fire under the guidance of the team at the insurance institute business of home safety research center in south carolina. we are comparing two structures built just for us. each built with different sets of materials because what your house is made of turns out could have a real impact on how vulnerable you are to wildfires. >> reporter: towering flames and thick plumes of smoke engulfing everything in their path choking out roadways. >> people are panicky. >> reporter: leaving behind the scorched remnants of abandoned towns. >> it looked like armageddon. it was terrible. >> reporter: these apocalyptic images becoming all too common as drought and rising temperatures fueled by climate change create conditions ripe for longer and more devastating wildfire seasons especially in the west.
>> we're starting to see what was a traditional fire season now is a fire year. the only thing that we can do in some cases during some fires is get people out of the way and it's been increasingly difficult to do that. these fires are burning in ways that we've not seen before over vast areas and taking out everything in the path. >> reporter: firefighters battling to contain massive infernos. the dixie fire becoming the second largest wildfire ever in california burning nearly a million acres and destroying more than 1,300 structures. according to the insurance institute for business and home safety, as many as 90% of buildings damaged during wildfires are not ignited by the flames themselves, but by embers. small floating particles of burning debris that are so hot they can cause combustible materials they touch to go up in flames. you're looking at a massive wall.
they can blow winds up to 130 miles an hour. today they're blowing at 40 which is more typical of a wildfire situation. but these winds can carry hot embers for miles away from the center of a fire igniting homes in the process. >> embers are dangerous because we cannot control where they land. >> reporter: embers that land in your yard could consume your home in flames in a matter of minutes. >> no home is fireproof. we can do a lot of things to resist ignition, a combination of building materials and design and what we do around it. >> reporter: one way to protect your home from embers, pay attention to the five-foot ignition zone surrounding your house. >> think both about the vegetation, avoid combustible mulches. consider replacing them with rock mulches. we know fences can act as wicks for the flame to get to the home. >> reporter: back now live at this research facility. it's been nothing short of chaotic, the fire alarm went
off. is o replica just in the wood m. this entire thing just went up in flames. a dramatic difference and the heat from this, i can't even tell you. it's like being in the real thing. that is just one structure. all that is left are the -- are the beams and the rooftop. we've got daniel, a fire weather expert hosing it down from time to time. it's really burning hot. what we're looking at obviously is the difference between this structure which is much like you'd see across america and this structure which is what these experts recommend we should be doing and this one has the same igniters in this gravel mulch and obviously it's cool as a cucumber. the two factors here, robin, when you're talking about being fire resistant at least is the landscaping and the materials used to build these homes. just remarkable stuff. >> remarkable, indeed. also that five-foot ignition
zone surrounding a house. how did that add to the differences in damage in the two structures behind you? >> reporter: i mean, robin, means all the difference in the world. so basically from the base of this house to this line here, that's five feet, that was all mulch. there was some landscaping. there was a plastic hose, garden hose box just like i have in my house banked up against the house. i'm making the same mistakes at home and have learned so much here. you want five feet away from your home, nothing, nothing that's flammable and maybe you could have low landscaping here but in really fire prone areas they recommend 100 feet of the defensible zone. california is paradise but fire is so huge. if you choose to live out there you have to do what you can to protect yourself and protect your community as well. >> no doubt folks are taking notes, all that you're saying. what should people be aware of, rob, for the actual structure of a house itself? >> reporter: all right, so that
was all wood, vinyl siding. it came down in like ten t llou f this home isuilt with a cement fiber board here. this is cement fiber. we have more steel and aluminum for gutters. here's the key. down here at the base is cement blocking. what they found in their tests here is that these embers that can fly for miles away, they end up banking up against the base of the house. all right, so this needs to be noncombustible material, cinder blocks, concrete foundation, boom, there it goes. it just collapsed behind us. it just collapsed behind us. daniel with the hose knocking it down. they warned me it was within ten minutes of collapsing. sure enough, that's exactly what happened. my goodness, nice work there daniel. the work these scientists and engineers and safety experts are doing at this facility remarkable helping insurance companies and helping you prepare for fire season and do what you can. nothing is fireproof, robin. i mean, this thing will eventually come down but you can see the differences between this
home and that home and there are steps we can take with the home you're currently living in to protect yourself. >> easy steps we can take. rob, thank you, and thank everybody there for the demonstration. we have some embers here, simulated embers. you think about that. how he showed the demonstration how they go flying and they're in different sizes like that but if you can do some things around your home as he demonstrated-- >> the results, i didn't expect those results. what a difference. great job by rob there. coming up next, we have our "play of the day." so stay right there. we'll be right back with more "gma." ♪ ♪ wow, we're crunching tons of polygons here! what's going on? where's regina? hi, i'm ladonna. i invest in invesco qqq, a fund that gives me access to the nasdaq-100 innovations, like real time cgi. okay... yeah... oh. don't worry i got it! become an agent of innovation with invesco qqq
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good morning, america. oprah wakes you up, right? >> two mornings in a row she's done that. >> can't wait for more favorite things. all of oprah's best gifts. they're at least 50% off. >> wow. >> got to be excited about that. >> we are. i'm excited. saw her during the commercial break, misty copeland live here in times square. she's going to tell us how she's celebrating dynamic dancers and how mariah carey inspired missy to take the stage. she talks about it, a beautiful new book she has out. >> we are looking forward to that. a lot of news to get to, president biden overseas meeting with global leaders urging the world to take action at the climate summit while his domestic agenda hangs in the balance at home. we want to go back to our chief white house correspondent cecilia vega in glasgow, scotland. good morning, cecelia. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning again. the president's goal right now, to convince world leaders that america is leading in this fight against climate change. he is making a big pitch as we speak on his own climate agenda and as you said that is hanging in the balance right now.
this morning, president biden using his spotlight on the world stage to tout his record $555 billion plan to fight climate change back home. >> i look at fighting climate change and i see jobs. >> reporter: the plan allowing the epa to crack down on the oil and gas industry, showing the u.s. is serious on climate change. >> this is a fight against climate change from the moment this goes in the ground. that's what i'm focused on in the united states, but it isn't just an american project. >> reporter: but so much of his agenda now hanging in the balance. back home a major blow from a crucial vote in the ongoing negotiations. joe manchin saying he is not on board. he needs more time. >> i will not support a bill
that is this consequential without thoroughly understanding the impact that it will have on our national debt, our economy and most importantly, all of our american people. >> reporter: now the white house says they are still confident that they can get joe manchin's support on this bill, but the reality is the president is leaving this foreign trip tonight. he lands back in washington in the morning, and his domestic agenda is at this moment, stalled, george, by members of his own party. >> every single day, day by day. cecelia, thank you very much. michael? turning now to election day and a critical race for governor of virginia. the former president and current president looming large over the battle. let's go to kenneth moton in fairfax with what the election could mean for the country in 2022. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. polls open here in fairfax county, virginia, where this is a neck and neck race between two candidates and we're already seeing a steady stream of voters here at this polling location. nationally this race between democrat terry mcauliffe and
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♪ when i am with you there's no place i would rather be ♪ a shot down broadway here in manhattan. welcome back to "gma." we're glad you are with us this morning and tomorrow on "gma," jamie oliver live in times square for our thanksgiving countdown. don't eat tonight. >> yeah. >> going to bring us holiday solutions to help you make a feast for your family. right now the feast is "pop news." >> that's right. a feast for the eyes and ears, robin. good morning, everybody. we'll begin with "dancing with the stars" and an amazing tribute to freddie mercury and queen. ♪ we will rock you ♪
each couple dancing to two of the legendary band's hits as the judges decide who is the champion and, yes, another one bites the dust. ♪ i want it all ♪ ♪ i want it all ♪ >> reporter: it was queen night on "dancing with the stars." ♪ i want it now ♪ >> reporter: this week's bottom two showed nobody is safe. >> whoa, whoa, this means jojo and jenna and the mis and whitney are at the bottom. >> reporter: shocking the judges heavyweight the miz joined in the bottom two by jojo siwa who has led the scoreboard since week one. >> first of all, i'm shocked that you are in the bottom two because your scores have been so high. >> reporter: and the judges could only save one. >> mike, my man, you'll look back on this experience and be like, dude, i did that. so i'll have to save jojo. >> reporte saying farewell to the ballroom. >> i put everything i had in it and when you put everything you have, you have no regret. >> no one is ever safe on the show. >> every small thing that
happens, i was like, it could all be over right now and it just broke my heart. ♪ >> reporter: for the first time the couples shuffled through not just one but two dances. duking it out in a rapid relay round for bonus points that could be game changers in the quest for the mirror ball. yeah, the dancers are all under pressure but the show must go on. next monday night get ready for janet jackson week and a double elimination, yeah, when "dancing with the stars" airs at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. it's exciting. getting exciting. this is pretty interesting. i heard you talk about it earlier. why do dogs really tilt their heads? it's one of the cutest things they do and now scientists believe they understand why. earlier explanations varied from dogs tilting their heads to aid their hearing or to help them see better beyond their snouts but now researchers believe they do it much in the same way humans would. when they're processing relevant
meaningful stimuli, meaning your dog is probably tilting his head or her head because they recognize words or objects that mean something and spark memories. >> treat, treat. >> treat. you said the magic word. this is actually one of the first ever studies -- it's hard to believe -- on this topic. while the results are exciting the scientists say more research is necessary. i just want to point out, george, it just all sort of is going in the direction of my theory. >> i knew you will get to dogs talking at some point. our daisy is a dachshund and so crotchety except when she tilts her head, everybody melts. >> they look like little puppies. >> they do. >> it's the best. little science for you this morning. and then finally, tennis great rafael nadal faced many great opponents but perhaps none wiser than this. this 97-year-old holds the guinness world record as the
oldest player in the world with federation license.onal tennis - it was dream to hit with the 20 time grand slam winner and when nadal heard about him, he made it happen. at his tennis academy the pair chatted and leonid couldn't resist asking nadal to play an actual point. while nadal may have beaten him, it was leonid who was the real winner. the two ending the match -- >> he's pretty good. >> he's great. >> better than me. >> there's the hand shake over the net. there you go. class act. by the way, leonid is the international tennis federation's 31st ranked player in the singles 90 plus category. there you have it. >> wow. >> pretty good, right? >> very good. very good. >> right. >> thank you, lara. >> because we play a lot of tennis and just thinking about it. >> he would kick my butt. >> that's what we were thinking. we're going to move on now to our "gma" cover story. jessica simpson, she marked four
years of sobriety posting a photo the day she decided to quit drinking in 2017 saying it was an unrecognizable version of myself. "gma" and janai norman looks at how she chose to get sober and how it changed her life. good morning, janai. >> reporter: she says drinking wasn't the issue, but she was, jessica simpson saying she didn't love herself but wanted to break cycles to advance forward so she stopped drinking now reflecting on her four years of sobriety. ♪ i never felt so beautiful, baby, as i do now ♪ >> reporter: this morning, singer jessica simpson is revealing her truth about her journey to sobriety sharing this candid photo showing her first day without alcohol taken into 2017 writing, i knew in this very moment i would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self-respect and brave this world with piercing clarity. her struggle likely familiar to so many. one study from 2020 showing a 41% increase in binge drinking among women in the u.s. during the pandemic. >> i think there's a tremendous amount of pressure on women to be all things to all people at
all times. there's a need for relief. >> reporter: simpson admitting to the stigma around alcoholism and overcoming it. the real work that needed to be done in my life was actually to accept failure, pain, brokenness and self-sabotage. the drinking wasn't the issue. i was. i didn't love myself. i didn't respect my own power. today i do. >> it's only at that bottom when somebody can reach outside themselves for help and reach outside themselves to inspire other people. >> reporter: simpson first sharing her struggles with alcohol in her 2020 memoir "open book" writing the night before that photo was taken, she couldn't dress her kids for halloween after she zoned out from drinking. now she embraces a new reality saying, i own my personal power with soulful courage. i am wildly honest and comfortably open. i am free. and simpson says the day after halloween 2017 she told some friends she needed help and turned to doctors and therapy describing that time calling it
a long, hard emotional journey but saying there's just no better gift. robin? >> good for her. >> yes. >> janai, thank you for sharing that. "this green house" looking at e- easy upgrades in your home to help save the planet and save you money on energy bills. this morning, all about appliances. becky worley is in new jersey with more on this. good morning, again, there, becky. >> reporter: robin, good morning. yeah, we're turning these energy hogs into energy heroes and while our family are doing a remodel, we all need to be aware of the new energy efficient options in case one of our appliances goes on the fritz. that kind of swap can be good for the environment and for your budget. in every home there are opportunities to swap out energy hogs in order to save electricity, save money and save the planet. and while no one needs to run
out and replace all their appliances, being ready to make a smart swap when the next one breaks is a step towards a greener future. that starts with this little energy star label. >> whether it's your dishwasher or refrigerator, your computer or television, look for the energy star to get those savings that you are looking for. >> reporter: also look for these yellow energy guide labels. the ftc lists the annual cost of running an appliance and that should be a major consideration when you buy. not all swaps have to break the bank. you can find certified l.e.d. lightbulbs for less than a dollar each. >> they use 90% less energy and save you about $50 per bulb over its lifetime. >> reporter: maybe the most important swap to prepare for, your hot water heater. these cost about $600 a year to operate. and according to lowe's, the average life span is just ten years. so when your old tank needs replacing, consider a heat pump which is the holy grail of savings, putting over $400 a year back in your pocket.
>> heat pump is the best kept secret. it's the number one most efficient way to heat water. >> all great there. we see becky inside the home with the beautiful couple and you're going to show us ways. saskia, i know that you were hoping with that new range, you wanted it to be a gas range but you went electric. tell us why. >> yeah, you know, initially we were really excited to have a gas range in the new home but once we started to look into it a little bit more and understand the implications of, you know, having gas in the house, not necessarily vented outside, it just made me a little bit nervous to be honest and i had had electric previously so it was a really easy switch. no one had to twist my arm. >> but becky was willing to do it if need be. tell us -- >> i'm sure. >> tell us, becky, how this makes the home greener. >> reporter: i'm so glad they chose electric over gas because
gas uses 34% more energy. also it produces 400% more greenhouse gases than electric, which go through your kitchen so that's not great for your family either. now, even when we have electric, you do have particulate matter so we have a vent hood in here to take that all the way outside the house, not just recirculating it. i'm jealous because this looks so easy to clean, just a sponge and done. now let's move over and show you, robin, the refrigerator. so this new energy star compliant refrigerator uses half the electricity of the old one and over five years they'll save $270 on their energy costs with this new fridge. now, for folks at home who aren't planning an upgrade there is a trick to reduce your energy consumption in your fridge by 30% and it's cleaning the coils at the back. all you need is a screwdriver and vacuum cleaner and you are good to go. that's a tip for those at home who aren't planning to upgrade. >> love that.
how about outside of the kitc kitchen? what are things we can do there, becky? >> reporter: the two biggest energy hogs you have in your use come onthrough, are your ho and your hot water heater. those two suck energy. so first of all we'll look at this thermostat in your old house did you program it religiously and knew when you were out and turned the heat down? >> no. >> you and everybody else, right? so we are getting you a smart thermostat. this is going to save you about 23% on your heating costs and with natural gas prices going up so much, this is going to be great. now, let's talk a little bit about your hot water heater. we replaced that big old tank with a heat pump. this is new technology and as you saw in the piece it's going to save you $400 a year. but what you guys don't know is you also get a rebate of $1,050 this year back and your total savings -- we want to give you
the total number. this year you're going to save $2,030. >> wow. >> so that's just on your electricity costs not to mention the carbon you're keeping out of the environment. >> that's great. >> reporter: robin, we're pretty excited here at this greenhouse. >> it does add up. thank you, thank you all so very, very much. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> reporter: you got it. now let's check in with ginger. you know, it's great to have you back in the studio. you've been hitting the road lately. >> i sure have. it's good to be back on solid ground because that was really high up there. everyone is like how did you do that? i was hooked in, believe me. thank you, robin and thank all of you. we got to talk about the cold and i know this comes as kind of like, oh, could it be the time? guys, it's november. north pratt, nebraska, this is their biggest snow fall of the season since 2005. some places northwest had more than seven inches. colorado rockies, tough driving. the coldest air of the season is settling in. several states hve freeze warnings and frost advisories
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we've been chatting during the break. we're back now on "gma," joined by a woman who is a pioneer on and off the stage. this morning she is here to tell us about her beautiful new book, "black ballerinas: my journey to our legacy" that celebrates dancers that influenced her. please welcome misty copeland
back here. >> i'm so happy to be back. >> wonderful to see you. oh, congratulations. april you celebrated your 20th anniversary with american ballet theatre. >> can you believe it? >> what does that milestone mean to you? >> it's such an achievement. you know, to be a part of a field like this that takes so much perseverance and strength and patience and it's been quite a journey and i'm just so proud to be a part of american ballet theatre and part of that legacy. >> you really share it in the book. the illustrations are beautiful. >> thank you. >> mariah carey inspired you? tell us how that -- >> yes, so much of my journey has been about the incredible, incredible people, men and women, but mostly black women who have been so influential throughout my journey but mariah carey i would say was probably one of the first people i looked at and i saw myself through. i was 7 years old when they are
debut album came out and she was the person who sparked me to want to choreograph and start moving and then once i was introduced to ballet it just opened up a whole world of mentors and people that i could look up to but it was having this biracial woman, someone i could see myself through was the first time i really i think started to understand what that means and so i understand what it is to be in my position and it's just been such a part of my journey to be able to tell the stories of past dancers who have set the stage for me whose shoulders i stand on and dancers who are coming up now and will continue on all of our legacies in the future. >> is this the reason you wanted to write the book? >> that is the reason i wanted to write it. >> the reflection. >> absolutely. it's not a comprehensive list of
every black ballerina that's existed because we're still looking for that. that's one of the reasons i wanted to do this because there is no real documentation of black ballerinas throughout history and we have contributed to this culture for generations and generations and, you know, people, i think, often get confused and they think, well, you have alvin ailey and black dancers on the stage. there's a big difference between classical and modern dancers. classical dancers aren't often given the same opportunity in that very white space so it's been so important to tell these stories. >> you start with lauren anderson. >> yes. >> why? >> well, the reason that i started with her is because her last name starts with an "a." >> all right. you said she's an important part of your journey. >> she is, absolutely. she was the first ballerina that i really was consciously aware of. i was 15 years old, i think, the first time i saw her on the
cover of "dance" magazine and it was shocking to see someone with brown skin. >> this is the cover. >> yes, yes, that's the cover. oh, my god. i haven't seen it in like decades. that's the cover and i was just blown away by that image. i don't even think i realized the lack of representation that i had been shown up until that point and it opened up a whole new world and made me want to go and do the research and find out more about how i'm a part of a bigger picture and so this book really is my journey to our legacy. >> your journey started at the age of 13 which is a little later. >> yes. >> in ballet. so what do you tell a young person who wants to get into dance or something else, follow their passion and they feel they're getting a late start? >> i don't think it's ever too late to do anything in life. even ballet. as much as we're told and i've been told from the time i started, you know, that you have to get the body at a certain age in order to shape it and mold it, and i truly believe that if you're committed and you have the right team of people around you, have the right teachers,
the right support anything is possible. and that's been like my key message throughout my journey, throughout my career has been havi m open to accepting guidance and advice and i think that's what young people should be prepared for. you know, that you can't do this on your own and it's so important to have a support system. >> you are such a beautiful spirit and soul and i love when i first opened the book and the first thing i read was this, this is for anyone who has searched to find his or her reflection for those, our forbearers who laid the foundation but could only dream of our accomplishments and for the future of ballet in hopes it will continue striving to be better to see us, to hear us and to celebrate us and we celebrate you, misty copeland. >> thank you so much. >> thank you as always and thank you for this. this is a gift. a real gift. >> thank you. >> all the best to you. all the best. >> thank you. >> "black ballerinas: my journey
to our legacy" is out today. i got mine. ginger? >> thank you, robin. okay, so chicago, let's go there with our earth cam. you know what, they hit 32 for the first time this season this morning, o'hare at least did and, so, yes, it is cold in michigan. you saw some of that snow. cute snowman in front of the national weather service. not necessarily a big deal except we're coming off a warm october, the warmest on record in newark, new jersey, the second for erie and wilmington. look at philadelphia. that was their third warmest october. so, yes, you'll feel cold the next couple of mornings but here's a look at the above normal temperatures expected for it's time to reveal our november "gma" book club pick. it's time to reveal our november "gma" book club pick.
lama hasan will sit down with the author soon. so let's go to her in london with all the details. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yes, that's right, with the weather turning cold this month's book pick is an epic tale that is perfect to cuddle up with by the fire. it has unforgettable characters drawn together by love, art and war. and without further ado i think it's time to reveal the pick. it is "still life" by sarah winman. it starts in italy towards the end of the second world war. here is sarah. >> good morning, america. i'm sarah winman and i'm thrilled that my book "still life" is the "gma" book club pick for november. the story moves from the tuscan countryside to the east end of london and then back to florence, across four decades of love and war and art and beauty
and found family, and it's marvelously queer. i can't wait to talk to you all about it very soon. >> reporter: it's a real page turner. you know, winman does a fantastic job of drawing you in from the first page whisking you away to florence. quite frankly who wouldn't want to be there right now. i am loving this book and know you will too. i will get the opportunity to sit down with sarah later this month. in the meantime, if you would like to read an excerpt please use your phone to scan the qr code that is on the screen and don't forget you can keep reading along with us on our instagram page @gmabookclub. back to you, michael. >> looking forward to that sitdown, lama. thank you. coming up, remembering cokie roberts. a new book sharing stories about the trailblazing abc
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journalist and mentor, an inspiration to so many in broadcasting and her husband steve roberts shares stories about her in his new "cokie: a life well lived." martha raddatz spoke to him about it. >> we are following two major stories tonight. >> reporter: she was a fixture of broadcast news for nearly half a century. >> the candidates seem to think it works and they all keep opting into the system because they like the system. >> reporter: from capitol hill to the anchor desk here at abc news, cokie roberts covered history. in the new book, "cokie: a life well lived," author steve roberts, cokie's husband of 53 years, writes of her life when the cameras and microphones were off. as a mother, friend, mentor and role model. >> when i looked up to cokie, it wasn't just professionally. it was because she was doing the things that people said we couldn't do. >> there are a lot of women in the very early days who felt they had to choose between a
professional career and a personal life and here was cokie coming in with two kids, six grandkids, a long marriage, and yet still managed to have the career she did and so many women saw her as a role model because that's the life they wanted. >> reporter: cokie's passion for politics was in her blood. she was the daughter of u.s. representatives hale boggs, who died in a plane crash in 1972, and lindy boggs who followed in his footsteps. altogether they served the people of new orleans for 46 years. >> her seventh birthday party was in the capitol. by age 12 she was giving tours for her father's constituents. what that experience gave her in addition to knowledge, martha, was respect. >> reporter: cokie rose to fame as a political commentator at npr. ♪ and later as an anchor on our sunday show "this week." >> that's all for us this sunday. until next week that's "this week."
>> reporter: but through it all, she was never too busy for friends and colleagues. >> there would be a line outside her door of people seeking her counsel, seeking advice and above all seeking her encouragement. >> reporter: in 2002 cokie received a life-changing diagnosis, breast cancer. >> it was a devastating blow, but she was great about not letting it slow her down. i mean in that period she wrote several best-selling books. she was highly productive. >> reporter: the common thread, the compassion and generosity she showed everyone. >> she lived the gospel. she lived the gospel every day and in some ways that's the most important legacy she leaves. >> reporter: for "good morning america," i'm martha raddatz in washington. >> so glad steve is sharing those stories. now we all remember cokie. worked with her. she had such a combination of being such a warm human being and such a sharp political analyst at the same time. >> uh-huh and i was one of those
lined outside her door. >> yep. >> looking for advice and 14 years she was in remission, 14 years and she was just so -- there was just a spirit about her. but you're so right, george, she was so gentle but also -- >> piercing. >> right. you would go to her for advice and she would call it like she saw it. >> she knew washington in her bones. >> yeah. >> a life well lived, indeed. >> certainly, "cokie: a life well lived" is out today and well lived" is out today and we'll be right back. well lived" is out today and we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm morgan, and there's more to me than hiv. ♪ ♪ ♪
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