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reggie: i prefer barbecue sauce in almost every situation. ♪ good morning, america. for our viewers in the west on this thursday morning -- what started as a small brush fire exploding in a california community. breaking overnight, up in flames. record drought and winds fueling a fast-moving brush fire in california prompting mandatory evacuations and destroying at least 20 homes. plus, where the critical fire danger is this morning. battle for ukraine. amid fears of a wider war, the unprecedented move by a country bordering russia. the kremlin's response and this morning, the u.s. secretary of defense's new warning. president biden marks 1 million american deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as fears grow over a possible
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summer surge with hospitalizations and deaths forecast to rise. recession fears on the rise after a new inflation report. with key prices still rising, why it could be a sign of trouble ahead for the economy. breaking overnight -- a passenger jet bursting into flames. how more than 120 people on board the china plane were safely evacuated. supreme meeting. the high court gathers for the first time since the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn roe v. wade. the expected tense talks with only justices in the room. dramatic ending. a 911 call taking us inside the car with that fugitive couple. >> air bags are going off. let's go and run. >> the family of casey white's alleged victim now speaking out. ashley judd in an emotional conversation with our diane sawyer, talking about her
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family's heartbreak and love. >> our mother couldn't hang on until she was inducted into the hall of fame by her peers. i mean, that is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her. >> what she says about mental illness and getting help, and why she's talking now, only on "gma" this morning. and opening pandora's future box office. more than 150 million people already watching the teaser for the long awaited "avatar" sequel. could it be a blockbuster game changer? and we do say good morning, america. a lot to get to this morning including ashley judd and how she and the family are finding strength and why they wanted to speak with diane at this time. they had aparticular reason why. >> emotional interview right there. also this morning, president biden marking 1 million american lives lost to covid. speaking with world leaders at a virtual summit on the pandemic.
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we'll have more just ahead. first we begin with the devastating brush fire that ripped through a community in california destroying more than 20 homes. our chief national correspondent matt gutman is there with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. we haven't seen aike this in a neighborhood in southern california in a number of years. almost impossible to show the scale of the destruction in this neighborhood. this goes on house after house. the battle to put out the spot flames continues. that fire galloped up the hillside, taking out at least 20 hopes. we counted many more damaged here. the fight here is not yet over. overnight that wildfire fueled by coastal winds ripping through an upscale neighborhood in southern california. prompting those mandatory evacuations. our station kabc capturing the magnitude of that fire, burning
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at least 20 hopes in orange county's laguna niguel. >> the wind is the critical factor. >> reporter: residents fleeing what started as a small brush fire around 2:30 p.m. suddenly exploding across the landscape consuming almost 200 acres. the fire engulfing everything in its path, the palm trees to power lines. firefighters scrambling to slow the spread and save as many homes as possible. but many of those multimillion dollar mansions left gutted. >> it's not looking good. every other house is on fire on one side of the street. our house could be on fire. i don't know. >> reporter: gusting winds sending embers swirling onto rooftops and soon home after home went up in flames. shells of homes and cars left simmering. making matters worse drought-induced water shortages are hampering firefighters' efforts. the first four months of the year, the driest on record in california. >> the fuel beds throughout southern california, throughout
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the west are so dry that, you know, fire like this is going to be more commonplace. >> reporter: fire officials overnight call this a climate-change driven fire. it was cool here overnight, but the fuel here is so incredibly dry fire officials warning we'll see more fires like this, likely taking out neighborhoods on the west coast. george? >> rough scene out there. matt, thanks very much. now to breaking news on the war in ukraine. finland with a major announcement overnight moving toward applying for nato membership without delay. sweden is taking similar steps amid fears of a wider war and senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is in ukraine. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning from one of the many villages liberated from russian occupation around kharkiv in the northeast of the country, the british ministry of defense saying this morning that russian troops are now withdrawing,
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having taken heavy losses. also in the face of stiff ukrainian counteroffensive which just seems to be gathering momentum. this as we're seeing the first signs that nato could be about to expand in response to this russian threat for the first time in years. this morning, as russia continues to attack across ukraine, finland's leaders announcing their support for applying to join nato breaking with the country's long-standing policy of neutrality. sweden also indicating it could apply to join. it's a major blow to the kremlin which used nato expansion as one of its justifications for the war. defense secretary lloyd austin warning vladimir putin any attack on nato allies would be a game changer. >> russia doesn't want to take on the nato alliance. so this is a fight that he really doesn't want to have. >> reporter: but the ukrainian president sharing his disappointment nato didn't approve his country's request for membership before the war. [speaking foreign language] i'm absolutely convinced, he said, if ukraine had been part of nato before the war, there
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would have been no war and the impact of this battle reaching the very youngest and the oldest. 92-year-old olga was forced to flee her village outside kharkiv. unable to walk, she had to be rescued by this van. >> olga, you've lived through one war. what has this war been like for you? [speaking foreign language] >> reporter: it's terrible, very frightening she tells me. in mariupol all civilians may be out of that steel plant. new video from the battle showing smoke rising above the azovstal steel factory. unverified images released by the far right azov regiment of their members and their battle injuries, telling abc 90% of fighters have some kind of injury. now ukraine's prosecutor's office bringing its first indictment against a russian soldier for allegedly shooting and killing a 62-year-old ukrainian civilian in february. the russian soldier now facing a life sentence for what ukraine says are war crimes. for those that survived, returning home bringing a wave of emotions.
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tatiana weeping, oh, my beloved land, as she kisses the ground. she was forced to flee her village near kharkiv two months ago. well, guys, we're getting the first reaction from the kremlin to the news that finland could be about to join nato. if that goes through, the kremlin saying, this is a clear threat. remember, the kremlin used a potential or perceived threat of nato expansion as one of the justifications for the war even though nato and america absolutely refuted that, but this will certainly add risk and perhaps we'll see a doubling down of their offensive here inside ukraine. ukraine. robin? >> we'll see what happens. ian, thank you. right now we turn to president biden today marking 1 million americans lost to covid-19. this as health officials warn that the crisis is far from over. infections are rising across the nation and a growing number of covid positive patients are now entering the hospital. whit johnson joins us now from a hospital in new york city. good morning, whit. >> reporter: robin, good morning. as president biden commemorates
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the extraordinary loss of about a million americans to covid-19, health experts are looking forward, and the next steps in tackling this pandemic come with significant and immediate challenges. a new forecast used by the cdc shows hospitalizations and deaths are again expected to climb over the next four weeks. this morning president biden marking that once unthinkable milestone, 1 million americans lost to covid. the president addressing the moment today before speaking with world leaders. this among growing fears of a summer resurgence. covid cases doubling in the last month. hospitalizations at their highest levels since mid march, increasing in 34 states and territories. >> the average person is getting, you know, milder and milder disease when they get infected. we're still seeing a lot of people in the hospital, a lot of people dying and we're still at
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risk of another major wave coming at some point in the future. >> reporter: a new abc news analysis of federal data shows a growing proportion of covid deaths are from breakthrough infections. in august fully vaccinated americans made up 19% of covid deaths. by february, that number increased to about 40%. and that same month 25% of deaths were among people who were vaccinated and boosted with their first dose. >> it is very likely that all of us who have been vaccinated will have a diminution of the level of protection after a certain number of months and it is likely that they will be recommended for everyone to get a boost then. >> reporter: health experts say the numbers highlight the risk of waning immunity for older and vulnerable americans more than a year out from primary shots, and have yet to receive a booster. >> this data should not be interpreted as the vaccines not
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working. but shows the protection they're affording when up to date with boosters especially. >> reporter: now on the topic of boosters, the fda plans to meet next month to discuss whether the composition of future vaccines should be modified and yesterday dr. anthony fauci said that we could know by mid-summer if and how often more booster shots might be needed. george? >> okay, whit. thanks. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent cecilia vega. cecelia, covid a main focus of president biden today. >> reporter: yeah, george, exactly. he is calling this a tragic milestone today in our country. we will see him issue a proclamation at some point today commemorating these lives lost and also will order flags to be lowered and addressing this at this global covid summit. these will be prerecorded remark, though. let me go back to that statement he issued this morning. take a look. the president says, quote, we must remain vigilant against this pandemic and do everything we can to save as many lives as possible as we have with more testing, vaccines, and treatments than ever before. it is critical that congress sustain these resources in the coming months. now, look, the white house has been pushing for more covid funding.
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this $10 billion aid package, however, remains stalled right now on capitol hill with billions in ukraine aid taking priority. and officials here are warning that the u.s. could be looking at another fall and a winter surge and they say securing funding for more targeted vaccines and therapeutics is crucial. but, michael, while this country, this morning, is mourning all of these lives lost, the white house mourning these lives lost, the message today from here, anyway from this president is still going to be get vaccinated and boosted. that is what is going to save lives. >> do whatever it takes, cecilia. thank you so much for that. now to the fallout this morning from the latest inflation report showing it is easing slightly, but prices for goods and services we use every day are still climbing. trevor ault is at a gas station here in new york. trevor, how do prices look? >> reporter: well, michael, i suppose they could be worse but they're certainly not good. at this manhattan mobil, $6.19 for a gallon of regular, the
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same as it was yesterday, and nationally the average has inched up just 1 1/2 cents, $4.41 on average across the country. that's maybe a slight increase, and it's still a record high, and looking at this big picture, gas prices have climbed an astronomical 46.9% since pandemic prices last year. now, this new report showed in general prices are up 8.3% compared to a year ago. that is a slight slowdown from last month when prices were up 8.5%. this was the first inflation decline actually that we've seen in eight months but this is still near a 40-year high we're talking about and less of a decrease than experts expected. the biggest contributors in areas impacting a lot of us -- shelter and rent prices, food, airline fares and new vehicles too. groceries specifically are up 10.8% in the past year. everyone is noticing that. eggs are up nearly 23%, chicken up more than 16%. milk is up nearly 15%. now, this report does signal we
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may have now hit the peak of inflation, but there's still concerns to work through as prices, particularly with food and energy, continue to climb. robin? >> that's true. trevor, thank you. the question on everyone's mind, are we headed for a recession? chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis is here now to try to answer that question for us. good morning, rebecca. >> good morning, robin. it is a serious question because a recession happens when economic activity slows down significantly for several months, and it can have very serious consequences. for example, a recession leads to job loss, employers tend to cut back wages, benefits and bonuses. it gets harder to take out a new loan in recessions, and there can be stock selloffs and business bankruptcies, robin. >> there are a few key signs to look for that will indicate we are on a path to recession. >> there are. there are things that are correlated to recessions, first inflation, second consumer spending. if consumers slow their spending or stop spending, it can cause a recession, and we haven't seen this yet. even though consumers say they're feeling less optimistic
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about the economy they keep doling out the bucks to pay for everything from vacations to dining out likely because americans saved an estimated $2 trillion during the pandemic by not doing these things. and then finally -- and this one is a little more complicated. when this thing called the yield curve is inverted that is short-term u.s. treasuries pay a higher interest rate than long-term treasuries, that can be a warning sign that investors sense risk ahead and now, robin, we've seen it happen a few times recently. >> when do we think that a recession could start if it's going to happen at all? >> so, there are lots of different estimates on this. deutsche bank economists predict there could be a recession in late 2023 or early 2024. goldman sachs economists have predicted there is a 35% chance in the next 24 months. there are others who don't see an imminent recession given the strong consumer spending and job growth we have. the most important thing, robin, get your financial house in order.
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don't overextend yourself. there are things you can do to protect yourself for these worst case scenarios. >> thank you, rebecca. george? we have new details now about the dramatic end to the 11-day manhunt for casey white and former corrections officer vicky white. we're taking you inside a 911 call as authorities closed in and this morning the family of casey white's victim is speaking out. alex perez has the latest. >> reporter: escaped convict casey white back behind bars, this his new mugshot, no longer at the county detention center he slipped out of. now being held at an alabama state prison. we're hearing more from that dramatic 911 call placed by his accomplice former correction officer vicky white during that intense police chase. >> stop, stop. before those air bags are going off. >> reporter: authorities believe the call may have been inadvertently placed. >> let's get out and run. >> reporter: police say vicky had a romantic relationship with
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casey never responds to the operator. she's heard suggesting they ditch the car. police body cam video moments later showing the mangled overturned vehicle. >> we could hear her on the line saying she had her finger on the trigger. >> reporter: authorities say as they closed in, the 17-year law enforcement veteran shot herself. that 911 recording stretches on for more than seven minutes. you can hear officers trying to determine if she survived. >> she's still breathing. >> reporter: vicky later died at a hospital. casey white extradited to alabama appearing before a judge formally charged with escape in the first degree. at that court hearing the family of connie ridgeway, casey accused of her 2015 murder was awaiting trial on the case when he escaped. overnight, her son speaking to abc news. >> it was felt kind of surreal in the same room. it's a much better feeling than when he was out there knowing we were probably not going to have a shot at justice. >> reporter: and it was a tip that led police to that motel where the fugitives were staying. authorities say they had
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actually prepaid to stay there 14 days. guys? >> okay, alex, thanks very much. now to the nba playoffs. overnight the memphis grizzlies staying alive and forcing game six with golden state without star ja morant. three memphis players scored 21 points each to blow out the warriors. final score was 134-95. yes, you heard it right. >> ouch. >> 134-95. ouch is -- yeah, you need some ice for your rear end on that one. tonight espn has a doubleheader of game six action, heat versus the sixers at 7:00 eastern followed by the suns against the mavericks tipping off at 9:30. >> all right, michael. following a lot of other stories this morning including ashley judd, an emotional conversation with diane sawyer talking about her family's heartbreak and love for their beloved mother and why they are talking now. first, good morning, ginger. good morning. we had more than 100 severe storm reports just yesterday alone, and today this is who has to be on the lookout.
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♪ love can build a bridge ♪ ♪ love can build a bridge ♪ ♪ between your heart and mine ♪ welcome back to "gma." the judds singing "love can build a bridge" and this morning, we're hearing from naomi's daughter, ashley. >> we are, michael. it's been 12 days since the world learned with sadness that the legendary superstar of country music, naomi judd, died after battling mental illness. this week her daughter ashley invited our own diane sawyer to come to her home in tennessee for something that the family wanted to say about their mother's life, not just the struggle, but the joy. >> reporter: it's so beautiful in the hills of tennessee where
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the amazing judd family has lived in separate houses, but minutes apart and through the years they've spoken publicly about their challenging family life. with a mother who was wounded by trauma and depression but filled with dreams and drive. as we arrived, ashley waited at the door. >> good morning, my fellow kentuckian. >> reporter: her grief shared by her sister and stepfather they call pop. the kind of grief where the darkest heartbreak is framed by the brightest light. >> it's so beautiful. >> yeah, it's beautiful. mom loved it. >> someone said the size of the loss is the size of the love, and that can be infinite. >> and, you know, i appreciate so deeply and really want to start by thanking everyone for their outpouring of love and condolences and that my sister and i, we have a depth of gratitude.
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we're very -- and i also want to address, diane, you know, why we're doing this and i say i'm here as an individual sitting with you by myself, but both sister and pop have sort of deputized me in certain ways to speak on behalf of the family at this early time before things about the 30th of april become public without our control. you know, whether it's the autopsy or the exact manner of her death and so that's really the impetus for this timing. otherwise it's obviously way too soon and so that's important for us to say up front. >> where do you want to begin? >> there's many places to begin. i think that i would start with my mother knew that she was seen and she was heard in her anguish
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and that she was walked home. she was walked home and that there's -- when we're talking about mental illness, it's very important to be clear and make the distinction between our loved one and the disease. it's very real, and it is enough to -- it lies. it's savage and, you know, my mother, our mother, couldn't hang on until she was inducted into the hall of fame by her peers. i mean, that is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her because the
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barrier between the regard in which they held her couldn't penetrate into her heart and the lie that the disease told her was so convincing. >> and it's the lie that you are not -- >> that you're not enough, that you're not loved, that you're not worthy and i mean her brain hurt. it physically hurt. and i'm tasked with an exceedingly difficult task in disclosing the manner of the way my mother chose not to continue to live. and i've thought about this so much because, once i say it, it cannot be unsaid. so because we don't want it to be part of the gossip economy i will share with you that she used a weapon.
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mother used a firearm. so that's the piece of information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand we're in a position -- you know, if we don't say it, someone else is going to. >> it was a day like another day. >> it was a mixed day. so i -- i visit with my mom and pop every day when i'm home in tennessee. so i was at the house visiting as i am every day. mom said to me, will you stay with me? i said, of course i will. >> reporter: ashley went outside to bring in a comforting person who had arrived. when she came back -- >> i went upstairs to let her know the friend was there and i
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discovered her. i have both grief and trauma from discovering her. >> reporter: she prays that everyone will honor the rest of the details as private. >> my mother is entitled to her dignity and her privacy and so there are some things that we would just like to retain as a family and so i want to be very careful when we talk about this today that for anyone having those ideas or those impulses, you know, to talk to someone, to share, to be open to be vulnerable. there is a national suicide hotline. >> were you walking with your heart in your hand every day worried? >> i really accepted the love my mother was capable of giving me because i knew she was fragile. so when i walked around the back of their house and came in the kitchen door and she said there's my darling, there's my
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baby and she lit up, i savored those moments. and every time we hugged and she drank me in, i was very present for those tactile experiences because i knew there would come a time when she would be gone, whether it was sooner or whether it was later, whether it was by the disease or another cause. >> reporter: but when the music was playing, naomi judd said that going on stage was like getting to fly. ♪ don't you wanna be there by my side ♪ >> reporter: mom was a brilliant conversationalist. she was a star. she was an underrated songwriter, and she was someone who suffered from mental illness, you know, and had a lot of trouble getting off the sofa except to go into town every day to the cheesecake factory where all the staff knew and loved her and i know everything about them because she told me everything about them. duane at walgreens who needs to get a dog. that's the way she was and she always had $100 bills stuffed in
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her bra passing them out to the janitorial staff. just an unfailingly kind, sensitive woman. she was very isolated in many ways because of the disease and yet there were a lot of people who showed up for her over the years, not just me. >> reporter: including her sister wynonna who sent a letter to share with us. >> so this is from sister and we talked a lot about doing this together and what she shared is just so her. thinking a lot about you today, i love you -- four exclamation points. i've been looking at photos of us when we were little, laugh out loud, good lord in capitals. you were such a cutie pie. i laugh and i cry and i thank god we have each other. i need to take some time to process and i need this time to
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myself. i'm not ready yet to speak publicly about what happened, so i know you understand why i'm not there today. we will do this piece differently. we have each other and i'm grateful we're connected as we walk together through this storm. i just can't -- i just can't believe she's gone. ♪ >> i'm here. this will take time. i love you, dear sister, i'm proud of you and i'm here whenever you need me. >> the family wanted us to emphasize if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. or text talk to 741-741.
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or visit for free confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. even if it feels like it, you are not alone and the family really wanted that message out. >> so important to remember that. >> we will have much more on ashley judd's emotional conversation in our next hour. and we'll be right back. ♪pour lower sugar for me♪ ♪ohh so subtly sweet♪ ♪pour lower sugar for me♪ ♪all new from pure leaf♪
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"avatar." the first trailer for the sequel to the top grossing movie of all time viewed nearly 150 million times in its first 24 hours. will reeve is here with a first look at director james cameron's comeback. good morning, will. >> good morning, george. it's not often that a teaser trailer with one line of dialogue is this huge, but it's also not often that the movie is from the "avatar" franchise and it's not often that we get "avatar." this sequel coming in december will end a 13-year stretch of no "avatar" movies but there are lots of "avatar" movies ahead, this one looks epic. it's the long awaited return to pandora. >> this family. >> reporter: nearly 150 million people on earth watched the teaser trailer for "avatar: the way of water" within 24 hours of it going up online according to disney. >> it's our fortress. >> reporter: soaring past the "star wars" franchise across all social platforms, not counting everyone who saw the teaser this past weekend in theaters before "dr. strange in the multiverse of madness."
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"avatar: the way of water" lands on shores worldwide in december following a slate of hot summer blockbusters including "top gun: maverick," "jurassic world: dominion" and "thor: love and thunder." all of this helping mark a return to prepandemic life, but the movie itself has been plagued by delays. prolonging the wait for legendary director james cameron's return, after more than a decade away from the director's chair. but in the words of perhaps his most iconic character -- >> i'll be back. >> reporter: -- cameron is. he's revolutionized hollywood with computer generated effects in "terminator 2" made a "titanic" commercial success. >> i'm king of the world! >> reporter: and started the 3d movie craze with the first "avatar" in 2009. >> you should see your faces. >> reporter: now cameron is promising the most immersive 3d available with his new sequel. a technique that helped the original rake in more than $2.8 billion.
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and original cast members zoe saldana and sigourney weaver are back and joining the cast, cameron's star in "titanic" kate winslet. "avatar" 3, 4 and 5 are all scheduled for release every other year through 2028. a 13-year gap, and now all "avatar," all the time. >> wow. >> had to write the scripts. >> now it's ready to go. >> i'm looking forward to it. i think we all are. coming up next we have our friday eve a/k/a thursday "play of the day." whoever you are. you have a style. and we want to help you own it. cause anyone can sell you clothes. ♪ ♪ we've got the brands. ♪ ♪ the value. ♪ ♪ and the inspiration you need.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. record drought and winds fueling a fast-moving brush fire in california prompting mandatory evacuations and destroying at least 20 homes. plus, what a critical fire danger is this morning. more of ashley judd's emotional conversation with diane sawyer on her family's grief and the importance of seeking help and how they're finding strength only on "gma" this morning. the family struggling with the critical shortage when baby formula may finally be back on store shelves. ♪ pop star halsey's health struggles. >> i'm allergic to literally everything. >> revealing challenges -- >> my body is like rebelling against me.
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-- before and after pregnancy. ♪ i'm on top of the world ♪ flipping the script. >> you should have told me you're like the prince william of -- >> ridiculous. i'm much more of a harry. >> from the screen to the stage. >> this next generation has no fear. ♪ a whole new world ♪ >> and now how the first ever south asian lead cast in broadway's "aladdin" is inspiring others. meet the fabulous four, bette midler, susan sarandon, megan mullally and a mystery star teaming up for a comedy like no other. lara has all the details coming up in "pop news." ♪ i can make your hands clap ♪ paging dr. bailey. >> rule number five, when i move, you move. >> "grey's anatomy" star, chandra wilson is here live and she's saying -- >> good morning, america.
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mwah! >> got to feel it. >> we're -- >> they're giving me a hard time is what they're doing. >> we never do that. >> never. >> chandra wilson will save us later. >> on the "grey's" set there since the very, very beginning. take a look what happens on our set behind the scenes, oh, b. rad, one of our stage managers gets going before the show. he's busting a move. he's so hopeful his beloved sixers can tie up that series with the heat. so he and marilyn one of our hairstylists got us going. >> want to invite them to the wedding, trust me. >> when he starts popping his neck too, vintage stuff. also this morning, our united states of barbecue road trip making a pit stop in times square. see them outside our studio for a slider showdown coming up. plus, a bit of relief on the horizon for new parents, the latest on when you could see baby formula back on the shelves. >> so many parents struggling right now.
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first, the latest on that devastating brush fire that ripped through a community in california destroying more than 20 homes. back to our chief national correspondent matt gutman. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, again, george. so much of this community is still smoldering. the scale of it is almost hard to comprehend. house after multi-million dollar house completely destroyed. come with us. we'll show you this house they're trying to put some spot fires out in. i'll show you the extent of the assets they have out here. dozens of engines and fire trucks working throughout the night. it's still going on to try to contain these flames to make sure whatever is still smoldering will not burn throughout the day when the winds pick up again. started about 2:30 in the afternoon yesterday and it exploded, galloping across the hillside igniting palm trees and
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houses. the wind acting like a blow torch, funneling the fire throughout the neighborhood. we're told to expect more fires like this on the west coast this season. experiencing that one in a 1,200-year drought. michael? >> just devastating, matt. thank you. now to the passenger plane bursting into flames after skidding off a runway in china. the jet carrying more than 120 people managed to safely evacuate everyone on board. only minor injuries have been reported. george? >> thank goodness for that. we turn to the supreme court. the first meeting since the leak of the draft opinion that would overturn roe v. wade set for later today. only the justices will be in the room for what could be tense talks and this comes after senate republicans blocked a bill that would ensure national access to an abortion. we're going to turn to hope for families struggling with the baby formula shortage crisis all across the country. erielle reshef is here with the very latest and when we could see more formula back on the shelves. good morning, erielle. >> good morning to you, robin. as you know this has been
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upsetting for so many families. we're getting an estimated time timeline for millions of families facing this critical formula shortage. abbott, one of the largest manufacturers of formula, now saying it could take up to ten weeks to get its products back on store shelves. the company hoping to resume production when it restarts its plant in michigan in about two weeks. if the fda gives the green light they say it will take another six to eight weeks to ship those products to stores. more than 40% of the nation's formula inventory has been out of stock. the problem starting months ago with supply chain issues. families with infants needing formula have been facing those bare shelves in stores. some major retailers limiting how much they can buy at a time. the fda saying it is working with other manufacturers to boost supply and streamlining the process of importing formula from abroad. a bit of relief on the horizon but as you know for these parents, it cannot come soon enough. >> it surely cannot, erielle. thank you for being here with us for that. coming up, more with ashley judd and diane on grief and getting help after the loss of
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her beloved mother, naomi. also this morning, halsey opening up about post-partum health struggles. the latest on the pop star's diagnosis. plus, chandra wilson is here as "grey's anatomy" hits a major milestone. >> she's not going to dance. she's not going to dance like b. rad is what she's saying. and then tory johnson. >> we all want to be comfortable at home and tory has gathered some great "deals & steals" to help us do just that and all of them from small businesses. we have all the deals coming up and so much more on "good morning america." ♪ tonight's going to be a good night ♪
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we are back now with our we are back now with our "gma" cover story. more of that emotional conversation between ashley judd and diane sawyer about her mother naomi's tragic death and joyful life. ashley spoke to our diane about their family's grief and the importance of seeking help. here is more of their time together. >> reporter: in her sunlit porch
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ashley judd has set up a kind of altar for her mother, her favorite things. quietly larry strickland, her stepfather, slips in. the sisters lovingly call him pop. he had been traveling in europe on that saturday. ashley made the call. >> and it was left to you to call pop. >> yes. yes. and, you know, i was in high functioning shock. i was in high functioning shock and we all grieve in our own way and i just said, pop, i love you and i'm with you. i love you and i'm with you. and then had to obviously say the next piece, but that's how we are as a family. we love each other and we are with each other. >> reporter: over the years she's written about the path she forged to transform trauma and depression in her life. someone in recovery told her don't quit before your miracle. >> there's miracle, but there's footwork, you know. i'm in the footwork department.
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god is in the results department. and i know that there are things that i have done that have been helpful for me and that i'm in a different place than my mom was in and so i really can only speak from my own experience. >> reporter: now the search for another path through trauma and grief. >> you were saying that these books have been so helpful. >> yes, they have been. >> what's the message? >> so "grief therapy" is by some nuns in indiana. remain open to the hurt. grief will demand your attention. and then "tear soup," i read it in its entirety. don't compare your grief with another's. don't be too hard on yourself. i wish i could have. why didn't i? the if only, the bargaining stage and for me my least favorite stage of grief because it's such a mind game. it is such a cluster and that's another part of the lie. you know, that if i had done something differently there would have been a different
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outcome and i go back to those three cs i mentioned. i didn't cause it. i can't control it, and i can't cure it. >> what can -- what could we possibly do, all of us, loving you? >> there are over 200 12-step groups and my hunch is a lot of folks qualify for one and may not yet know it and i would encourage people to explore a 12-step fellowship that may be right for them and put the focus on themself and get the good help for themself which is often the most direct way to support and help a loved one. definitely look at the national alliance for mental illness web page and really love the ones who are with you. love the ones who are with you. thank you.
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>> so clearly trying to help others through her pain right there. if you're struggling with thoughts of suicide or worried about a friend or loved one help is available. call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text talk to 741741 or visit for support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. >> beautiful how sensitive diane was with ashley and how much she wanted to express for the family. and i've accepted an invitation to take part in a public memorial for naomi judd. it's going to be this sunday at the ryman of all places, a perfect place for it there in nashville. that will air on cmt sunday 6:00 p.m. eastern and it's a chance to celebrate her life. there are going to be some tears. there's going to be laughter and i'm sure there will be some great music, but it is a celebration for naomi judd this sunday. >> all right. let's go to ginger. thank you all so much.
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we saw those california fires just burn up quick yesterday. and they do, not just because the winds which were not that remarkable, but because all the fuels. anything that's out there that could burn is burning and burning quickly because we have had the driest start to the year in california state record. look at some of the numbers from los angeles which should be closer to ten inches, has had just short of two inches. normal rainfall for san francisco over a foot and they've only had 2 1/4. really dry. new mexico, bigger issues, 230,000 acres burning and low humidity as low as 1%. in the time we've been coverin drew: i'm drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. bright and breezy today with temperatures in the 60's around the shoreline. patchy fog along the coast with
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mainly clear skies inland and most of us falling into the 40's as we head into friday. bright and breezy today, the warming trend gets underway tomorrow, feeling like summer to start out the weekend on sunday, but a lot of sunshine continues into early next week. now to pop star halsey opening up about serious health struggles after giving birth last year. kaylee hartung joins us with more. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, michael. pregnancy can put unprecedented stress on a woman's body, even so, halsey is in a unique position battling a lot of different health challenges at once but their willingness to share their struggle shines a light on postpartum care. just days before launching a
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u.s. tour -- ♪ i keep digging myself down digger ♪ >> reporter: halsey sharing the weird body horror they've been fighting since giving birth to their son last year. >> i got diagnosed with ehlers-danlos syndrome, sjogren's, mcas and p.o.t.s. i'm still looking for answers to the root cause. >> reporter: on their story saying they've been sick most of their adult life but now the challenges are getting worse. >> feeling like, you know, my body is like rebelling against me a little bit and that started, you know, with being pregnant and now has evolved into something totally beyond pregnancy, beyond postpartum. >> reporter: experts say symptoms for halsey's different inflammatory diseases are complex and may overlap warning pregnancy can sometimes make things better and sometimes make things worse. >> so lots of things are changing as our bodies are going from being pregnant to either breast-feeding or trying to cycle again normally. it's an important time to even though you might not have a scheduled visit with your health care provider, to be sure to reach out if you're feeling things are changing or
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different. >> some of you saw a tiktok i posted yesterday basically confirming that i'm allergic to like literally everything. so i know you're seeing like the heart monitor and, you know, and i don't want anybody to be worrying. >> a lot of folks do tend to dismiss some of the health concerns that women have during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. so i appreciate the fact that she's trying to highlight, gosh, i'm having real medical challenges and i want people to hear and know that. >> reporter: and the science is not clear on if pregnancy worsens or let alone causes autoimmune or inflammatory diseases. now halsey says they're on a treatment plan and confident and excited they can do this upcoming tour in a way that's healthy and perform their best. michael? >> we wish her the best of health. thank you so much. now it is time for "pop news" with the one and only lara. >> well, good morning. good morning. we're going to begin "pop news" with the new fab four. we're talking bette midler, susan sarandon, megan mullally and one more big star yet to be
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named. i know, robin, we do not know yet. >> i thought you were going to tell us. >> no. we know the fab three. >> okay. >> plus one will make up this "the fabulous four." it's a movie -- it's a feel-good movie that follow two lifelong friends traveling to key west to become bridesmaids in the surprise wedding of their college girlfriend played by bette midler. the description does not indicate if their travels include a road trip. we know sarandon has some experience there. filming on "the fabulous four" will begin in september in atlanta, georgia, and key west. cannot wait. >> i thought you were going to tell us too. >> i know. >> the team is hard at work. we will break this news as it comes in. what's that? move on. got it. rock star bono ready to share his life story. the u2 front man set to release a memoir titled "surrender," also a title on the band's
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album. the book will be made up of 40 chapters each named after a u2 song and will also include 40 original drawings by bono. penguin random house saying it will span the singer's life from his early days growing up in dublin, including the loss of his mother at 14 to the success of u2 and his activist work fighting against aids and poverty. bono states when i started to write the book i was hoping to draw and detail what i previously only sketched in song. the people, places and possibilities in my life. "surrender" is full of meaning for me. the memoir hitting book shelves november 1st. sounds deep. >> yeah. >> looking forward to that. >> one of my all-time favorite memories, fordham, u2 out there playing live on "gma." it was a special, special morning. it was a beautiful morning. >> yeah. >> it was great. >> you're painting quite a picture. >> thank you. in streaming news, justin timberlake teamed up with his wife jessica biel on the small screen. the actress just appeared on the
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small screen in her limited series "candy" playing a deputy investigating the murder at the center of the show. jessica shared a couple of pictures on instagram writing, watch out, candy, there is a new sheriff in town and justin posted behind-the-scenes photos in character and clarified a few things. writing, belly's fake. hair's fake. mustache is real. this marks the first time biel and timberlake have worked together. that drops tonight at midnight on hulu. and this is for all you "golden girls" fans. julia's auction teaming up with the estate of betty white to offer 1,500 items from her life and career. memorabilia, scripts, all available as well as furnishings and artwork from her homes in california. there's a sneak peek in "people" mag magazine. there's white's original director's chair from the set of "golden girls" and the first draft script of the pilot and two from the finale of the show titled "one flew out of the cuckoo's nest."
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the auction, a three-day event starting september 23rd. we do love and miss you,now too asian american, native american and pacifi islander heritage month taking a closer look at the communities representing representation on stage and in screen. ashan singh sat down with the "crazy rich asians'" director. good morning, ashan. >> good morning, george. i had a chance to sit down with one of the hottest directors in hollywood. he's working with on the "wicked" movies, with ariana grande and cynthia erivo. we spoke to him about his journey and how the next generation of our community is fearless. check it out.
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>> what's happening, hot stuff? >> reporter: for decades asians have offer served as punch lines or depicted as caricatures on the silver screen almost exclusively through a white lens but in recent years the tide has been turning both on screen and behind the camera. >> pursuing one's passion. how american. >> reporter: the 2018 blockbuster "crazy rich asians" was an exclamation point. the first studio film with an asian cast and lead since "the joy luck club" premiered 25 years early. >> it was enough for them and for me. >> making something like "crazy rich asians" was so fulfilling. when you're doing something with purpose, you're having the most fun and your creativity is on fire. >> i know this much. you will never be enough. >> reporter: but before "crazy rich asians" jon m. chu was best known for films like "g.i. joe: retaliation" and "now you see me 2." but that all changed while filming the heist thriller. >> i was like, what do i want to say now? >> reporter: he realized he wanted to say something about cultural identify and along came the script for "crazy rich asians." >> did any part of you fear america might not be ready? even if you were.
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>> 100% i didn't think people were ready for that movie. i told my team i wasn't going to make them any money. at that point it didn't matter. i was doing this completely for me. >> reporter: the film, of course, did make money. a lot of money. and it was hailed for its broad spectrum of asian characters. >> you really should have told me you're the prince william of asia. >> that's ridiculous. i'm much more of a harry. >> reporter: he says he's excited about the next generation of actors. >> this next generation has no fear. amazing artists with so much to say and different things to say and we'll all figure it out together. >> reporter: but it's not just the big screen. asian americans have also struggled to break through on the great white way. ♪ a whole new world ♪ >> reporter: recently making history, the first ever south asian leads cast in broadway's "aladdin." >> it's been so wonderful to see so many brown-skinned children come to the show and be at the edge of their seat because they see themselves represented for the first time on stage. >> reporter: the journey hasn't
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been easy. >> it's hard to dream what you can't see really. i have this passion and love for music but didn't see anyone that looked like me doing it. >> reporter: the story is particularly special for the duo because of its ties to their indian heritage. the fictional world bears resemblances to the middle east and south asia. >> it makes you feel like you belong, like the story being told involves you. >> so what's your message for p kids hoping to take a career in broadway? >> you deserve to take up these spaces. >> don't set limits on yourself and believe in yourself. if you don't, who will? >> guys, they all agree they don't want this to simply be a moment. while they may have set firsts for the greater aanhpi community they certainly don't want it to be the last. >> well said. well said. we love the no socks look. that's what george was referring to. >> that's hip. >> it is. >> it's may. i was waiting for you to say something. >> it's fashion forward. >> it's may.
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>> good to have you here. >> appreciate you having me. >> any time. chandra wilson is coming up.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. kumasi: good morning, everyone. let's get to jobina for a look at traffic. jobina: a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge, an earlier stall in the westbound direction has not moved out of the way, and will slow your ride a little bit into the north bay. the bay bridge toll plaza, in the metering lights are on and flipped on at 5:57, but the backup is starting to lessen. slowdowns for highway 4 and commuters out of tracy are improving as well. reggie: -- kumasi:
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breezy later on, warmer temperatures inland. reggie: ♪ in your eyes ♪ ♪ in your eyes ♪ ♪ i see something burning inside ♪ we are putting it out there. calling all "grey's anatomy" fans, chandra wilson, one of the original stars of tv's longest running primetime medical drama is here in our studio. i feel like i should ask you a medical question buts that really not why you're here. >> we won't get far. [ laughter ] >> we're going to start by saying congratulations. you just filmed the 400th episode of the show and you've been there from the beginning. so how does it feel for you to hit this milestone? >> well, it was -- oh, we're not virtual anymore. >> last time -- >> okay. [ laughter ]
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>> how much that broke my heart. but anyway, going forward, no, it was fantastic. abc did this beautiful mural that we took our pictures in front of for the cake cutting ceremony and it was like our whole life, 18 seasons' worth but that's a lifetime of photographs and memories and special moments and the word for me is just proud. i feel so proud. >> can you imagine at the moment there would be 399 more episodes? >> back then, goodness no. i couldn't get past the pilot. i was trying to pay my credit card bills off and the pilot was going to help me do that and that's it. >> y'all have kept it fresh. >> tried, yeah, yeah. >> fresh over the dwyears. >> the setting, you know, in
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that medical environment, you know, stuff comes in and truth is stranger than fiction so we have a lot of story but our audiences are so invested in our characters. every single one. all the character journeys, new, old, they find somebody that they relate to and then they root for those stories. >> last week we saw the return of dr. addison montgomery played, of course, by kate walsh. there's so many -- i'm not even going to ask you who you would like to see come back because it's unfair. >> everybody is a fan favorite. nobody who comes back,really, fans will enjoy it. people fall in love with these characters. >> let's give everybody a sneak peek. this week's episode. >> good morning, chief. who is our new intern? >> hi, my name is pru. >> hi, pru. i'm maggie. so nice to meet you. >> have you all seen this board? >> canceled. postponed. incomplete staff. no. okay. you know what, i took a few days off. found my joy again. brought my joy to work. going to carry my joy all day but now i have to leave my joy at day care because clearly nothing was done in my absence.
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>> haven't lost a beat. >> i know. in 18 seasons i continue to fuss at people. >> you are directing next week's episode. how does the dynamic change when you're in charge of an episode? >> wow, it's a completely different brain set. i think everybody is used to me now. i usher people around by the hips if i need to. but it's such our home, right? so the process stays collaborative and, you know, we get through and get our days done and people are so respectful of each other. so it's our in-house projects whenever our folks from in-house get a chance to direct. >> we were talking about it early. in our homes, in our houses, generations watch it. we watched it. the kids watch it. my daughter can't do the dishes without an episode playing on her phone and i don't understand how they multitask like that but now it's 19 seasons and stuck
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around so long because it hits everyone. >> yeah. >> and it's rumored to be the last. so -- >> that's what the rumors say? >> that's what the rumors say unless you want to tell us -- >> who did -- >> i'm just saying. >> don't pay any attention to strahan. i'm just saying that you really don't know what you're talking about. i'm just going to say that right now. i'm just saying. >> get a close-up. >> strahan doesn't know what he's talking about. >> i love that i don't know what i'm talking about. a lot of people will be sending me some hate mail. i'm saying what i heard. >> why would you put yourself in that? >> what do you hope for the future of your character, miranda bailey? >> fortunately i have never put my two cents into where bailey goes so that i can enjoy her ride. like i feel like the minute i start trying to -- >> you stay completely out of it? >> i stay completely out of it. every script that comes is a new experience. oh, bailey has a kid, great. >> how far in advance do you know what's going to happen?
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>> table read day usually. that's it. oh, we can try -- we have tried to do arcs. hey, this is where you think you'll go this season and three episodes in we're changing it so i don't even ask anymore. we just go for the ride and it seems to work for us just fine. >> it's working. >> i lost count how many times i visited the set but there's that consistency. it doesn't matter who is there. it's like you all have such pride in the show. >> incredible pride. incredible pride and that's what makes it so easy for us and we're just so thankful to our audiences, so thankful to our writing staff. so thankful to our running crew and, you know, everyone behind the scenes puts it together, the crew heads, all their departments. this is what makes our show happen as well as, you know, the faces that we see. >> here's to 400 more episodes. 400 more. >> you hear that abc? that's miss robin roberts. >> i think i went to the set for the 300th episode and still with the tag -- the rumor back then, that was it but the rumors, do
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not believe them, people. don't believe them. >> cleanup in aisle 2. cleanup in aisle 2. >> look at that. >> we love having you here. we will see you soon we hope in person is great. >> it works out a lot better when i'm sitting here with my feet dangling. we're not going to talk about my feet dangling. >> all right. chandra wilson, everybody. don't miss "grey's anatomy" tonight at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central right here on abc and also streaming on hulu. coming up, tory johnson will bring us all the comforts of home and "deals & steals." don't go anywhere. we'll be right back with more "gma." ♪ tonight's gonna be a good ♪ tonight's gonna be a good night ♪ did you know that renovating your kitchen and bathroom is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home? i'm mike holmes here with ivan from agm renovations america's kitchen and bathroom renovators thanks mike! we make kitchen and bathroom renovations easy for everyone.
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something i dream about all year. maine, a great start there. do you know that parts of maine will end up seeing 90 degrees by saturday? so, yes, those records have been broken throughout the week. dozens of them from texas on up through missouri and beyond. even parts of vermont are going to end up seeing the 80s today and tomorrow. look at that. whoo. that's quite a slide. that's the big picture. a check a little closer to home. drew: i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew and here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. the next seven days, feeling like summer to start out the weekend on saturday, cooler but honey on the temperatures are sliding and coming up next, our slider showdown. who is going to win? ♪ let the good times roll ♪
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with contestant creators kim and penn holderness. they have over 4 million followers on social media for all their family fun videos. this morning they are facing off in our slider showdown. >> oh, yeah. breakfast slider showdown is on and this segment sponsored by king's hawaiian. kim and penn are competing for the ultimate slider recipe and the winner is going to win this golden prize belt. you see it? give it up there, lara. you look like a champion. >> i feel like a champion. >> not only that -- >> so we're both pretty competitive. >> but it's mine. >> kim hates to lose more. yes, i guess that's the definition of competitive. you're more competitive. >> everybody wins so this goes to the charity of their choice. >> $25,000 to a charity of their choice so kim is playing for no kid hungry and penn, big
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brothers and big sisters of new york city. >> let's get it started. you'll go head-to-head married 16 years. who is more competitive? >> me, definitely me. >> it's just a matter of her not ever quitting or wanting to lose ever. >> i got to love that. >> yeah. >> for years, for sure. >> kim, as a family you've started this new tradition. tell us about it. >> slider sunday is amazing. it's the perfect way to end a weekend. it's our favorite family, new family tradition and honestly i have to say we love king's hawaiian. they're delicious but also we love their commitment to charities across the country. > today you could win. very exciting. >> we have judges. hello, judges. feel free to get started on your sliders while we find out about our two competitors. penn, i want to talk to you. what are we making over here? >> these are jerk chicken sliders. i need to keep it simple or i'll mess it up. >> that's great. >> three items, we got a chicken cutlet. put the jerk sauce and seasoning on it. >> totally simple. >> coleslaw. >> coleslaw. >> to cool it off. it's kind of spicy, from north carolina you always put coleslaw on.
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>> you kind of have to on a slider. >> it can be messy. that's okay. then this is kind of the piece de resistance, grilled pineapple rings and then, boom. >> boom, pretty easy. any tricks on how to get the chicken -- i see they're very thin. >> they're cutlets. so you can also shred them. >> i kind of love -- i love pulled pork and pulled chicken. >> i'll pull it apart for you. >> you do you. >> everybody, all right. >> that looks easy, yes, but is it as magical as kim's lobster roll? she has whipped it up. what's in it? how do we make it? >> this is my traditional take on a lobster roll. my lobster slider. i know people take their lobster salads very seriously so here is the special part of my recipe. it is mayonnaise based but add creme fraiche and tarragon and lightly butter your sliders. >> tarragon is a bold move, i have to say. >> right. and a little lemon zest, shallot. you can get bold and do pickles
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and celery but just pop it on and it's perfect and delicious. >> simple. >> i'm a little -- i'm glad i'm not in the judges' seats because these both sound good. judges, do we have a winner? >> this went quickly. >> ready? >> jerk. >> oh! >> 2-1. 2-1. >> what? >> i would like -- you have to do this. >> penn. >> hold on. congratulations. >> get it on. well, penn -- >> thank you. >> yes! >> penn's got the belt, but, kim, king's hawaiian wants both of you to know you are winners. you're both getting $25,000 to the charity of your choice. everybody wins. everybody eats. >> there they go. there's the check, $25,000 to both charities. we thank you so much to king's hawaiian. they think everyone is a winner. so do we. thans, you guys, for the
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recipes, we'll have them on i want to eat and we'll be right back, everyone. don't go anywhere. >> "gma's" united states of barbecue is sponsored by king's hawaiian slider sunday. every single sunday.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. kumasi: good morning, everyone. i'm kumasi aaron. here's jobina with a look at traffic. jobina: we are bringing in the walnut creek camera because if you are traveling southbound on 680 headed toward 24, we have a crash on westbound 24 before pleasant hill road that will slow you down as you continue to travel westbound. even at the bay bridge toll plaza, we typically see that backup led up, not the case today, drew. drew: whoa, people sleeping in today. temperatures in the 50's, so it feels pleasant out there from 9:00 a.m. this morning. here is the tam cam on our camera. total sunshine this aft would bring -- afternoon.
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kumasi: it's time for live with kelly and ryan. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" , along with us. our "virtual road trip" weight continues with the trip to charleston, south carolina. on today's show, the award-winning star of "hacks," jean smart. plus, actor, host, and stand-up comic howie mandel. and als a checkm and unos joins ryan when our. all next on "live!" [cheers and applause] and now, here are ryan seacrest and maria menounos! [cheers and applause] [laughs] >> ryan: morning, deja vu!
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