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good temperatures. drew: 75 and sunny. reggie: it is on. drew: good morning, america. for our viewers in the west, we begin the week with breaking news on the covid vaccine for america's youngest children. breaking this morning -- pfizer's three-shot vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years old. the long-awaited data released. the timeline for parents right now. state of emergency. new york city taking steps to stop baby formula price gouging. ten states and washington, d.c. reporting more than half of their supply is gone as the first sign of relief for families facing the shortage arrives from overseas. the urgent manhunt for the gunman who killed a passenger on monkeypox outbakay in the an president biden's brand-new ts
e itotmay fod, ere e inveiges a suspected case. southern baptist convention scandal. the investigative report revealing that their top leaders mishandled sexual abuse allegations for years. finally free. former marine trevor reed speaking out after 985 days imprisoned by russia. what he's saying about being back home, why he didn't cooperate to get out of solitary confinement and the other americans still imprisoned. deadly love triangle. the search for a yoga instructor on the run for ten days, accused of killing a professional yclist who had a brief relationship with her boyfriend. also this morning, peanut butter recall. why these jif products were pulled from the shelves. tiger tamed? why the golf great withdrew from the pga championship. woods, with a career-worst round, during his celebrated comeback to the green.
♪ because it's never really over ♪ and stroke of luck. the new pga champ proving it ain't over twinninitll and holding that trophy tight like he'll never let it go. after the way he played the final round, he should never let it go. >> great comeback for him. >> good morning, america. thank you for joining us on this monday morning. we certainly have a lot of news to get to. first including president biden's high-stakes trip to asia. the president signaling a big shift overnight. we'll have more on that coming up. we begin with the breaking news on the covid vaccine for america's youngest children. pfizer released promising data on the shot for kids 6 months to
5 years old. stephanie ramos is outside a hospital in new york with the latest. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is the news parents of younger children have been anxiously waiting for. as pediatric covid cases rise, pfizer is finally ready to submit its vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years old to the fda for emergency use authorization. it would be a three-dose regimen following the disappointing results of pfizer's trials with two doses. each shot will be one-tenth of the adult dose. the company saying the vaccine was 80% effective against symptomatic omicron covid among the more than 1,600 children in the trials. moderna has already submitted its data for a two-dose regimen for this age group that showed similar efficacy of the adult vaccine during the omicron surge. now, the fda has yet to act on the application. >> stephanie, what do we know about the timeline? >> reporter: pfizer is expected to formally submit its data in early june. an fda advisory panel is scheduled to meet june 21st and june 22nd where it could take up one or both of the applications.
if the fda authorizes, it's off to the cdc. so we're looking at late june or early july if everything goes as planned. >> stephanie ramos, thank you. robin? now to the baby formula shortage. new york city's mayor issuing a state of emergency that allows officials to crack down on price gouging. and now that first military flight from europe carrying nearly 80,000 pounds of formula arrived in the u.s. erielle reshef has the latest for us. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. as you know for so many families each can of formula is worth its weight in gold right now. the mayor of new york city said he's working to make sure none of them get taken advantage of. it comes as the first flight of "operation fly formula" arrives here in the united states with 78,000 pounds of that precious cargo. this morning, the first sign of relief for families facing the urgent nationwide formula shortageula landing in indianapolis from switzerland, part of the biden
administration's "operation fly formula." >> it's going to be delivered in hospitals and home health care clinics all across the country. this shipment provides enough formula to take care of 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week. >> reporter: those deliveries expected in a matter of days. bound for children with the highest need, initially offered by prescription only. but it will barely scratch the surface of the dire nationwide need. ten states and washington, d.c. reporting more than half of their supply is gone. the white house also announcing the first two authorizations under the defense production act to increase supply. abbott nutrition, the largest u.s. manufacturer of formula, and the maker of the popular brand enfamil now receiving priority for crucial materials and products needed to produce more formula. four babies in south carolina, the latest children recently hospitalized as a result of the shortage. three of them after their parents were forced to switch
them to a different brand. one after their caregiver attempted to mix their own formula. >> it's very concerning and if we continue down the path, we'll see more and more infants who will need specialized medical care because of it. >> reporter: for new parents like emily and mac janeard of richland, washington, whose baby was born three months premature a restock of specialized formula can't come soon enough. >> you can't afford a couple of weeks of light feeding and rejecting your food because that could be a real quick ticket to the hospital. >> reporter: a second round of formula is expected to land outside of washington, d.c. later this week. the head of the usda saying he believes the crisis may ease in the next 30 days. robin? >> erielle, a major supplier's ceo is apologizing. >> reporter: that's right, robin. the ceo of abbott saying that he's apologizing saying we're sorry to every family we've let down since our voluntary recall
exacerbated our nation's baby formula shortage. in the meantime, many questions remain about whether action should have been taken sooner. >> yes, many questions about that, erielle. thank you. michael? now to the manhunt under way for a suspect who opened fire on a new york city subway in the middle of the day shooting one rider to death in an apparently unprovoked attack. janai norman is on the scene. good morning, janai. >> reporter: michael, good morning. police are calling this a random unprovoked attack. it happened around 11:45 yesterday morning leaving an innocent man dead. a massive manhunt to find the suspect captured in surveillance images who opened fire inside a new york city subway car in the middle of the day, killing one passenger, 48-year-old daniel enriquez in a random attack. >> the male was shot, downtown train. >> reporter: witnesses telling police the shooter was seen pacing back and forth in the last car of the "q" train before pulling out a gun and opening
fire hitting enriquez, a son of mexican immigrants. his sister telling abc news he graduated from nyu with a masters degree adding he is a loving son, brother and partner. he was generous. he lived life to the fullest. >> you could hear some shouting and then there was another larger group of people that started running out. >> reporter: the shooting taking place in the middle of the day as the train crossed the manhattan bridge. passengers with no way to escape. >> upon arrival, the officers discovered a 48-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his torso and transported the victim to bellevue hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. >> reporter: the suspect fleeing into lower manhattan and still on the loose this morning. this latest shooting comes just weeks after another shooter opened fire on a brooklyn subway line injuring ten people. incredibly all those passengers surviving. these incidents are just the latest in the recent uptick in unprovoked attacks across america.
data from the cdc shows during the first year of the pandemic, gun homicides increased by 35%, the highest level in 25 years. investigators now asking the public for help identifying the suspect who got away. this deadly shooting that police are calling senseless, leaving a community on edge. george? >> what a terrifying story. okay, thanks very much. breaking news from president biden this morning. at a press conference in tokyo he appeared to signal a big shift saying that the u.s. military would respond if china invaded taiwan. senior white house correspondent mary bruce was there. the comments left white house aides scrambling. >> reporter: yeah, george, this really caught a lot of people off guard. the president saying that if mainland china were to invade taiwan that the u.s. would intervene militarily. the white house then was quick to try to clean this up and clarify. they insist that the president wasn't signaling a shift in long-term policy, which has been that the u.s. would simply assist taiwan in defending
itself. but that's not what the president said, and if biden meant what he said, it would mean that the u.s. is willing to go further in defending taiwan than it has in defending ukraine where the president has been firm that u.s. troops will not go in. now, china this morning has been responding. they say that the u.s. should not underestimate its resolve to defend what it believes is its own territory. had intended for this day to be about touting a new joint economic initiate partners in the region intended to curb the rise of china. all meant to be a fresh start after former president trump pulled the u.s. out of a previous economic deal. george? >> mary, of course, this isn't the first time the president said something like this. thanks very much. robin? now to the latest on the war in ukraine. over the weekend president biden signed a new $40 billion aid package as russian forces escalate their attacks in a critical eastern region. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is on the scene for us in ukraine. good morning, ian.
>> reporter: good morning, robin. from the donbas, as you said, this is now ground zero for the war in ukraine. thousands and thousands of ukrainian and russian troops are battling here this morning. we've been hearing the sound of the siren which doesn't seem to stop, but also the sound of artillery barrages in the distance. ukrainians are under huge pressure here. that u.s. aid can't come quickly enough as they battle for their country and their lives. this morning, the donbas region of ukraine in the firing line of amassing russian forces. the area in eastern ukraine which shares a border with russia is now moscow's top target in the country after failing to take kyiv and being repelled from kharkiv. as they push to take the area civilian targets are being indiscriminately destroyed every day. ukrainian officials posting this video showing the aftermath of a school hit by russian forces. these videos circulates online showing a hospital and several residential buildings also badly damaged by russian shells. as ukrainian forces await that
critical u.s. military aid to assist them in their fight, they're not only defending their territory but also on the counteroffensive. officials releasing these images showing a strike on a russian self-propelled mortar that destroyed this critical bridge seen posted by local officials. the fighting intense and bloody. president zelenskyy saying up to 100 ukrainian soldiers are killed in action every day. now as the war nears its fourth month and vladimir putin so far failing to achieve his strategic goals, the nuclear threat remains ever present. >> we need to make sure that we consider it as a possibility, both a tactical and god forbid the strategic force. >> reporter: the uk military of defense saying russia may have lost as many soldiers in three months as the soviets did in afghanistan in more than nine years. well, the battle for donbas could decide the outcome of this war. meanwhile, there's growing
tensions between russia and america escalating again. russia now banning nearly 1,000 americans from entering the country. that list including president biden, members of congress and even our own george stephanopoulos. george? >> that was something. if that's the price for asking direct questions, so be it. >> what was that question you asked? >> that was -- remember the foreign minister was on, i asked about the lies they were telling about who was responsible for the attacks in the east and also this idea somehow that president zelenskyy was a nazi. he, of course, comes from the family of holocaust survivors and he's jewish. he didn't like it. >> were you planning to go to russia? >> not anymore. we have new revelations ou the top leaders in that church group mishandled abuse reeve has the latest. good morning, will. >> good morning, george. the southern baptist convention has 13 million members and this just released report will have a major impact on the church. leaders from the nation's largest protestant denomination have released a large-scale
third-party investigation that found a culture that permeated the group in which top clergy ignored, minimized, even vilified sex abuse survivors. the nearly 300-page report reveals church leaders resisted efforts for abuse prevention and reform for decades. it goes on to show evidence that suggests leaders lied to members of the church about keeping a potential database of offenders to prevent abuse, all the while keeping their own secret list. the sbc like other major religious institutions in the u.s. has struggled with declining membership over the last decade and a half. church leaders have bristled at comparisons to the abuse crisis in the catholic church, claiming that the total number of abuse southern baptist convention.- michael? >> all right, thank you for that, will. now to new fears about that global monkeypox outbreak. nearly 200 cases have been confirmed in countries where the virus isn't normally found and dozens more are suspected. elwyn lopez is with the cdc with
more, including new comments by the president. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: yeah, michael, good morning. this isn't the first time the u.s. has been hit with a flurry of monkeypox cases. the last time was nearly 20 years ago and this morning the president says he believes the u.s. has enough resources to deal with the outbreak. this morning, florida becoming the third state to detect a potential case of monkeypox as cases continue to spread across the globe. president biden saying he doesn't foresee the country enacting the same 21-day quarantine rules implemented in belgium for people who contract the virus. >> we have vaccines to care for it, to take care of it. >> reporter: the president clarifying statements made yesterday calling the virus a major concern. >> i just don't think it rises to the level of the kind of concern that existed with covid-19, but i think people should be careful. >> reporter: this morning, there are reportedly more than 190 confirmed or suspected cases in at least 16 countries.
the white house covid-19 response coordinator says more are likely to follow. >> i would not be surprised if we see a few more cases in the upcoming ays. any time we have an infectious disease outbreak we should all pay attention. >> reporter: the rare virus is related to small pox and at first the symptoms may resemble those of the flu, but monkey pox can also cause blisters like these. experts say those at higher risk of severe disease are pregnant women. >> we know how to treat this. for example, we have an antiviral that has activity. we have, you know, antibodies that can be deployed if needed. number three, we have a vaccine that we can use in the general population. >> reporter: and, guys, the fatality risk is low. symptoms which include fever, swollen lymph nodes and lesions usually last between 14 and 21 days. guys?
>> all right, elwyn, thank you so much. the golden state warriors one win away from going back to the nba finals. golden state beat ke a commandi lead in the western conference finals. that man right there, steph curry led the way, 31 points, andrew wiggins had 27 including, oh, this monster -- oh, that's nasty. oh, that dunk. oh. golden state will go for the sweep tomorrow night. it would send them back to the finals for the first time in three years. yeah, just got to slow it down. oh, by the way, game four of the eastern conference finals right here on abc tonight. miami up 2-1 on boston. that was just -- >> that's hard. >> that was stunning. a lot more coming up on "gma" including trevor reed the american freed from russian custody is speaking out now about his horrific ordeal and what went through his mind during that dramatic prisoner swap. and wanted woman, a texas yoga teacher is on the run
accused of killing a world class cyclist in an alleged love triangle. first in for ginger zee is from our nashville station, wkrn. good to have you here. >> great to be here and, yeah, easy breezy here. the weather, though, this weekend, man, we had some incredible video. take a look at this. this is actually from severe storms over in central texas. that lightning streaking across the sky. now, wasn't just in central texas. severe storms happened up and down the east coast yesterday. this video from pennsylvania near my hometown pottstown. you can see strong, damaging winds, 60 miles an hour or greater. doing a lot of damage. trees coming down. power lines coming down. as we head into the week there is a threat for severe weather. west texas today, it shifts to dallas into waco and by wednesday houston to louisiana will see damaging winds and hail. your local weather is coming up in 30 seconds. drew: your accuwe,
a lot of sunshine today. accuwe, a warm afternoon, 70's and 80's around the bay shoreline. warmest spots inland going to the 90's. patchy fog along the coast, mainly clear skies elsewhere. next seven days, warm today, hotter tomorrow with elevated fire concern. the temperatures and gusty wind. end of the week is cooler, holiday weekend shaping up to be nice.......d hear the conversations at the break. >> exactly. when we come back, we'll talk more about justin
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pfizer is expected to formally submit its data in early june for emergency use authorization. also, the johnny depp/amber heard $50 million defamation trial will resume this morning. a source close to heard says depp is expected to be called back to the stand today. it's expected to be the final week of testimony. closing arguments set to begin on friday. and chicago sky's candace parker, 36 years old became the oldest player in wnba history to record a triple-double. 16 points, 13 boards, 10 assists. the depending champs beat washington with 21 seconds left. looked like she wouldn't get her tenth assist. that's when her teammate called her own number and i'll go for a layup. it worked. candace saying afterwards, i love this group. we play for one another. we get hyped for others' success and celebrate it. candace joining courtney and wnba legend sheryl swoopes,
swoopes there it is, as just the third player in league history to have more than one triple-double. going back to my wnba days. >> couldn't happen to a nicer person. >> candace is great. we have a lot more ahead including justin thomas' come from behind victory at the pga championship and questions about tiger woods' future after he c. george? right now our interview with trevor reed. the ex-marine who spent nearly three years in a russian prison is speaking out after his release in exchange for russians serving time in the u.s. he sat down with patrick reevell. >> it's amazing to see you. >> reporter: after 985 days in prison in russia, trevor reed is finally free. >> i remember thinking like is this real? you know, you're thinking maybe this is not happening. maybe i'm still going to wake up right now in solitaire confinement. >> reporter: earlier this month the 30-year-old former marine freed in a dramatic prisoner exchange between russia and the u.s. traded for a russian convicted in the u.s. on drug smuggling charges a decade ago. the trade taking place on a
runway recalling the cold war. >> i remember looking at him and he looked over at me and i think probably had that same feeling, that same thought of, like that's what that guy looks like? >> reporter: reed was a presidential marine who once guarded president obama. but his nightmare began in summer 2019 while visiting his girlfriend in moscow. after a drunken party reed fell into the hands of russian police who charged him with attacking an officer. in reality, he and u.s. officials say the case was fabricated by russia's security services to take reed as a bargaining chip. >> i asked, you know, one of those officers, i said, why are you guys doing this, why did you write this like false, you know, accusation against me? and he looked around at the door to make sure that there was no one there and he looked at the other police officer and he said, we didn't want to write this. they told us to write this. >> reporter: sentenced to nine years prison he was sent to a
forced labor camp, subjected to harsh treatment, placed repeatedly in solitary confinement. he went on multiple hunger strikes refusing to work for his captors. >> i decided right away that i was never going to be part of that process. they were not going to make one ruble off of me and whatever punishment i received for that, you know, it was worth it to me. i didn't care. >> reporter: but reed's family never giving up. his father joey spending over a year alone in russia and repeatedly demonstrating outside te white house. >> do you remember the first thing you said to trevor? >> i said, i love you. i'm so glad you're home. gave him a kiss and a hug. a long, long hug. >> reporter: reed first undergoing intensive counseling on a military base in texas, but last week discharged. >> we got to spend all day long
together again, so we're loving it. >> he may need a break soon. >> he's like, oh, my god, put me back in prison. >> reporter: reed himself can't stop thinking about another ex-marine left behind in russia. paul whelan held hostage there for 3 1/2 years on trumped up espionage charges. >> you know, i thought when i found out that it was an exchange that was happening that they had probably exchanged paul whelan as well. >> what did you think when you heard that paul wasn't coming home? >> sorry. i thought that that was wrong, that they got me out and not paul and -- sorry. i knew that as soon as i was able to that i would fight for him to get out and that i would do everything i could to get him out of there. the united states got me out, but they left him there. i can't describe to you how painful that feeling is.
>> reporter: reed now determined to help get whelan out, and brittney griner, the wnba star held in moscow since february on drug charges and who the state department considers wrongfully detained. russia has floated the notorious arms dealer viktor bout as a possible trade for whelan or griner or both. reed in no doubt whether that should happen. >> absolutely. viktor bout has already been in prison for 15 years. if that's for viktor bout, i don't care. i don't care if it's 100 viktor bouts. they have to get our guys out. >> boy, there is a determined young man right there. patrick, you've been covering this case from the very beginning. what was it like to see trevor with his family? >> you know, completely incredibly honestly to see him free here in the united states. we've been covering him for so long now. and, you know, this was the first time i had been able to talk to him, not through the
bars of a cage. but he is clearly, you know, tormented by the fate of paul whelan. he really, really wants the u.s. to make a trade that could get whelan home and he's also very concerned about brittney griner. he believes that if they can make a trade, they should get both of those americans home as soon as possible. >> one of the reasons he gave that interview. great job, thanks very much. you can hear more from trevor on our special "985 days, the trevor reed interview" tonight at 8:30 eastern on abc newslive and will stream on hulu. michael? >> thank you, george. now we're going to turn to the urgent search for a texas yoga instructor accused of killing a woman her boyfriend had a brief relationship with while the couple was on a break. the murder victim was a top star in professional cycling and amy is here now with more. good morning, amy. >> hey, michael, good morning. police say the suspect found out about the relationship back in january, but they believe she flew into a rage after she learned the former couple secretly met up to go for a swim and police say that led to murder. this morning, an urgent manhunt for 35-year-old yoga instructor kaitlin armstrong who police say
vanished days before being charged with the murder of the professional cyclist moriah wilson. >> she knew she was wanted for this. she probably had a five-day head start. >> reporter: according to court documents, armstrong's boyfriend colin strickland told police he was briefly in a relationship with wilson last year. investigators say the pair both pro cyclists met up at 6:00 p.m. on may 11th after wilson arrived in town for a race. police say they went swimming together and had dinner before strickland dropped wilson off at a friend's home at approximately 8:30 p.m. moments later police say this surveillance camera captured a dark suv matching armstrong's jeep cherokee approaching that apartment. where later her friend finds her lying on the bathroom floor bleeding and unconscious with a gunshot wound. >> it's so incredibly painful for such a tight-knit community. my reaction is just pain and heartbreak. >> reporter: strickland, who police say bought 9 mm.
handguns for himself and armstrong after she found out about his brief relationship with wilson in late 2021, issued a statement saying his friendship with the slain cyclist was strictly platonic, adding there was no way to adequately express the regret and torture i feel about my proximity to this horrible crime. armstrong's family telling abc news while they don't now where the wanted 35-year-old is, they believe she is innocent saying i know a young woman lost her life and that's horrible, but kaitlin did not do it. i want kaitlin to be safe and want this to be resolved, but know kaitlin would not do this. moriah wilson's family told us she was a talented, kind and caring woman and they also said they feel it's important to clarify those closest to her understood she was not in any romantic relationship at the time of her death. guys? >> so incredibly tragic. >> sure is. >> amy, thank you. coming up next, two golfers at the pga championship that everyone is talking about, tiger woods' exit from the green and justin thomas' dramatic victory on the green. come on back.
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>> talk about record-breaking. the comeback here, he was really down seven strokes to start the day. that is really like the warriors being down 25 points going into the fourth quarter game seven and coming back and winning. it really is that big of a deal. but, yes, a lot of people are talking about the big comeback of tiger woods out on the course but had to drop out and couldn't finish and he was asked at one point this weekend how he was feeling, he said it hurt to walk. tiger woods dropped out of the pga championship following a career worst round at the tournament over the weekend, a 9 over 79. after a strong early start to the tournament signs of fatigue and pain in his surgically repaired right leg were apparent. grimacing at times using his golf club as a makeshift cane, something we saw him do at last month's masters. >> he swam right in face first with reality. his body can only do so much. there are limits and this is a man who is not used to limits. he's not just going to say, yeah, i'm done.
he's going to think it through. >> reporter: with tiger's exit, much of the spotlight went to justin thomas. >> it's just in time again at the pga championship. >> reporter: the 29-year-old thomas pulled off an incredible comeback win after a thrilling three-hole tie-break. he was given a 0.2% chance of winning at the start of the day. coming from seven strokes down to capture his second pga championship. >> i stayed so patient and i just couldn't believe i found myself in a playoff. >> robin, you talked about the record there. this was the third largest comeback in major history that justin thomas pulled off. but, again, people wondering what will happen with tiger? look, guys, you have to remember it was not even a year and a half ago he was in the car crash that threatened to take his leg. so he -- just to see him back out there was a big deal. he joked about it and said this hurt, this hurt, this hurts but.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news -- pfizer's long-awaited data released about their three-shot vaccine for children 6 months to 5 years old. and the timeline for parents this morning. "operation fly formula" delivering. the first planes carrying nearly 80,000 pounds of baby formula for children with the highest need arriving from europe. when more relief will arrive. first on "gma," the first openly gay president at his florida high school, zander moricz. >> i decided to be proud of who i was and starting coming to school as my authentic self. >> now, fresh off his
commencement speech which he says was censored by his principal. what he's saying about his big moment and fight for equality. jennifer lopez opening up about her panic attacks saying she felt physically paralyzed. what caused them and now what she says is one of her most underrated secrets for mental health and that jade glow. ♪ hgtv star erin napier joins us live, and finding her way home with her newest project. ♪ your new "american idol" is -- >> noah thompson! >> 20-year-old noah thompson taking home the title in the 20th season of "american idol." this morning, the finalists are here live in times square. they flew all night long to get here and they're saying -- >> both: good morning, america! ♪ changing the minds ♪ >> i love this version of "september." >> good morning, america. robin loves this version of "september."
"american idol" winner, we saw him there, noah thompson and runner-up huntergirl flying overnight to be in times square with us this morning. looking forward to hearing about their big night. that is coming up. 20th season. >> wow. okay, but that big -- this is great but nothing beats earth, wind and fire singing "september" but this is very good too. and we'll introduce you to pastor sylvia tisdale, 70-year-old grandma devoting herself to her community in so many ways. now she's going to new heights to bring attention to those in need. she's going to climb mount kilimanjaro. >> wow. >> she moved that bag like it was nothing. >> i know. i've been watching her all morning long. can't wait to talk to her. we begin with the breaking news on the covid vaccine. for america's youngest children pfizer released data, promising data on the shot for kids 6 months to 5 years old. want to go back to stephanie ramos at a hospital in new york. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is welcome news for many
parents. pfizer is finally ready to submit its vaccine for kids ages 6 months to 5 years old to the fda for emergency use authorization. this would be a three-dose regimen following the results of pfizer's trials with two doses. each shot will be one-tenth of the adult dose. the company saying the vaccine was 80% effective against symptomatic omicron covid among the more than 1,600 children in the trials. now, moderna has already submitted its data for a two-dose regimen for this age group that showed similar efficacy of the adult vaccine during the omicron surge. pfizer is expected to formally submit its data in early june. so if the fda authorizes then it's off to the cdc so we're looking at the vaccine getting the all clear for kids under 5 by late june or early july if everything goes as planned. robin? >> all right, stephanie, thank you. now to the baby formula shortage. the first military flight from europe carrying nearly 80,000 pounds of formula has arrived
here in the u.s. we're going back to erielle reshef with the latest. good morning, again, erielle. >> reporter: good morning, again, to you, robin. as the formula crisis deepens, here in new york city the mayor declaring a state of emergency to try to prevent families from being taken advantage of. this as the white house says help is on the way. this morning, the first sign of relief for families facing the urgent nationwide formula shortage. planes packed with baby formula landing in indianapolis from switzerland. part of the biden administration's "operation fly formula." >> it's going to be delivered to hospitals and home health care clinics all across the country. this shipment provides enough formula to take care of 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week. >> reporter: those deliveries highest need. initially offered by prescription only. but it will barely scratch the surface of the dire nationwide need. ten states and washington, d.c. reporting more than half of their supply is gone.
the white house also announcing the first two authorizations under the defense production act to increase supply. abbott nutrition, the largest u.s. manufacturer of formula, and the maker of the popular brand enfamil now receiving priority for crucial materials and products needed to produce more formula. four babies in south carolina, the latest children recently hospitalized as a result of the shortage. three of them after their parents were forced to switch them to a different brand, one after their caregiver attempted to mix their own formula. and a second round of formula is expected to land outside of washington, d.c. later this week. the head of the usda saying he expects this crisis to ease within the next 30 days but many questions remain about whether is there should have been action sooner. >> relief can't come soon enough, thank you, erielle. we appreciate that.
now we turn to that major recall of one of the most popular supearuc, ceain batcs u ll is back with e you ne tknow. good mni >> good morning, michael. peanut butter is a pantry staple so take note of which brand you've got in yours because the j.m. smucker company voluntary recalled some of its jif peanut butter after 14 people in 12 states have gotten sick including two who were hospitalized according to the cdc because the peanut butter may be contaminated with salmonella. that's a bacteria. it can contaminate food and falls under the general term food poisoning and you'll know if you have it. the products in question have these lot code numbers, those numbers are printed under the best if used by label and the fda says you should throw yours out right away if you have any of these possibly contaminated products. j.m. smucker announced the voluntary recall, apologized for the concern this will cause. it certainly will. >> absolutely. thank you, will. coming up in our "gma
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♪ with ♪ with all my favorite colors ♪ nice start to a monday here in new york. pretty in times square. welcome back to "gma." we want to get right to our cover story. jennifer lopez getting candid about her panic attacks and how they forced her to reprioritize her life and discover what she's calling the most underrated beauty secret out there. janai norman is back with details. good morning, again, janai. >> reporter: hey, michael. jennifer lopez says her panic attacks actually started back in te '90s after the release of
her hit movie "selena" and she describes for fans how they left her feeling literally paralyzed, terrified, and like she was losing her mind. ♪ the way you move ♪ ♪ cause i'm real ♪ >> reporter: jennifer lopez is getting real about her mental health, opening up about having panic attacks at a time when she said her career demanded grueling hours and she says she wasn't getting enough sleep. ♪ my love don't cost a thing ♪ >> reporter: in her newsletter the 52-year-old recalling being in her late 20s thinking she was invincible only sleeping three to five hours a night until she says work and stress coupled with not enough sleep to recuperate mentally led her to feel physically paralyzed. i couldn't see clearly and then the physical symptoms i was having started to scare me and the fear compounded itself. now i know it was a classic panic attack brought on by exhaustion. >> some of the symptoms of panic attacks include a sense of
impending doom, fear of losing control, increase in heart rate, shortness of breath, chills. >> reporter: lopez says she's prioritizing listening to her body and mind after realizing the serious consequences of ignoring them saying her doctor told her to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night to not drink caffeine and make sure she gets workouts in. j.lo says we don't value sleep. as she started sleeping more and taking better care of herself, she realized it was less about anti-aging and more about pro-living. she said sleep is the most underrated beauty secret out there. robin? >> as we often say self-care is not being selfish. all right, janai, thanks so much. we have an empowering story of an openly gay florida high school senior who says he was told he could not talk about the state's parental rights and education bill also referred to as don't say gay.
zander moricz is standing by. we'll talk to him in a moment. let's look what happened when he delivered his speech on sunday. this morning, a bittersweet moment for this florida high school graduating senior. 18-year-old zander moricz, the first openly gay class president at pineview school says he was forced to censor his words during husis commencement speec. >> that is why i must discuss a public part of my identity. this characteristic has probably become the first thing you think of when you think of me as a human being. as you know, i have curly hair. [ applause ] >> reporter: he referenced his curly hair as a euphemism for his sexual orientation. as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against florida's so-called don't say gay law he's sharing what he says is at stake. >> there will be so many kids with curly hair who need a
community like pineview and they won't have them. they'll try to fix themselves to exist in florida's humid climate. >> reporter: he wrote on twitter, my principal called me in to his office and informed me if my graduation speech referenced my activism or role as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, school administration had a signal to cut off my microphone. the school who signed off on the final speech prior to the ceremony responding in a statement, students are reminded that a graduation should not be a platform for personal political statements. should a student vary from this expectation during the graduation, it may be necessary to take appropriate action. and zander and his attorney roberta kaplan are joining us live. thank you both so very, very much. zander, congratulations, you're senior, graduating, had that
seech. w anyone who speaks at their graduation feels pressure to do well. but as we just heard you felt you had a lot at stake personally and as a student activist. what was it like to look out at your classmates and deliver that speech yesterday, zander? >> it was an amazing moment. this is a group of people that have supported me and my work for the last four years. i'm the first class president that's been elected all four years, and they've always really had my back. there was a lot of hate and a lot of fear surrounding this speech about what people were going to do if someone would react poorly because it was really present in the community, that hatred, and fear. and i was worried and i knew there was a potential to cut the mic and to have a standing ovation from all of these people was amazing and it was really a great finale for four years of high school. >> many of your fellow students woreay gay stickers in support and in your speech you were very clever using that, instead of
gay, you said you had curly hair. tell us what went into that decision. >> it was a really dehumanizing decision because i had to take something i had written and was proud of that discussed my identity and human rights and had to find to be clever to discuss who i was. i knew that going into this i was not going to risk, a, a platform because that's going to exist less and less for lgbtq plus students in florida and, b, i wasn't going to risk a celebration that hundreds of my friends spent four years working for. so because the district affirmed that they supported action if i brought up the lawsuit or the advocacy around it i knew the threat to cut the mic was real and i wouldn't let that happen and i just had to be clever about it but i shouldn't have had to be because i don't exist in a euphemism and i deserve to be celebrated as is. >> you did so well in how you went about doing it. you talked about the lawsuit. so if you don't mind i'll bring in -- she likes to go by robbie instead of roberta. the lawsuit, fighting the don't say gay law, the school had to
approve his speech which he says led to his using the euphemism you just heard. what do you take away from that, robbie? >> yeah, so a few things, robin, one, no one should assume just because zander got the support he did from his classmates which was great that everything was hunky-dory. as you've already heard zander was censored and he shouldn't have had to censure himself and not talk about who he really is at his commencement speech. number two, this is just the tip of the iceberg. the law itself was deliberately written to be as vague and as broad as possible. all it says is that there should be no discussion or instruction about gender identity or sexual oientation. the problem is, no one knows what that means. and the florida legislature deliberately didn't define it. so what you get is what you saw with zander and it obviously applies to commencement and applies in many, many other circumstances. imagine a kid not like zander without his articulateness and talent and confidence who wants to come out as gay at school. how is that -- what is that kid going to do, and how is he going to react?
it applies to younger kids. i have a son, i'm very proud to say, who is doing great, he's all grown up now but when he was a young kid in first grade, he had dyslexia, learning to read was very, very hard for him. he was very anxious in school. and imagine if at the same time he also had to be anxious about the fact that he couldn't tell anyone that he has two moms rather than a mom and a dad. >> very good point. >> that's the kind of stuff this law is directed at. >> thank you, robbie. very good point there. and, zander, you came out, what, your freshman year and told a teacher. so if the law was in place that would not have been able to happen. how do you think that experience would have been for you? >> first of all, shoutout, miss ballard. second of all i wouldn't have come out and that's the scary thing. public schooling is the only place that all children are guaranteed access to and the majority of the lgbtq plus community in florida will go through the public school system.
so what this law does, is it effectively takes away the only guaranteed safe space from the majority of the lgbtq plus population here. that's whorrifying. what you have is so many children being forced to make the choice between coming out unsafely or not coming out at all. what you will see, they choose not to come out at all and that's the point of the law, it is supposed to silence the queer population and push lgbtq plus children back into the closet.a disgusting because it's our politicians using children as a political pawn, as a way to advance themselves in their career and it's why i'm working so hard on this advocacy with this lawsuit because school was an essential place for me. it helped me discover who i was, helped me be confident to speak like i'm speaking and be who i am and that should be able to be taken for granted. >> the lawsuit is ongoing. the final question, you are heading to harvard. what are you planning to study, sir? >> there i'm going to be concentrating in government so i can try and fix the same problems i'm trying to fix
now. >> beautifully said. zander and robbie, thank you so much for joining us on "gma". appreciate it very much. yes, right back at you, young man, right back at you. george? >> off to a good start. we move on to john driskell hopkins of the zac brown band releasing a short video with a message announcing he's been diagnosed with a neurological disease, als. >> hey, guys, john driskell hopkins here with zac brown band. i have tough news to share and my brothers and sister have gathered to support me. over the past several years, i've noticed some balance issues and some stiffness in my hands. after careful analysis by some of the country's top neurologists i have been diagnosed with als. >> we're joined now by abc news medical contributor dr. darien sutton. break down what als is. >> well, good morning, george. als stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. it's commonly known as lou gehrig's disease named after the famed baseball player who died
of it in 1941 creating widespread awareness. it's a relatively rare diagnosis. only approximately 20,000 cases per year and although a small percent have a genetic predisposition for developing it, for the majority there are no known risk factors to suggest who is at more at risk and that's what makes it so frustrating. >> hopkins says his symptoms are proceeding very slowly. what are his symptoms and is it normal for them to go that slowly? >> at the core of it is muscle weakness. it's a motor neuron disease so there's a problem in the messaging system between the brain, nerves and body throughout the entire human system and the result of that, unfortunately, is muscle fatigue, muscle wasting and it can include difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing as well as difficulty breathing and, yes, as far as his trajectory of the disease, it's often gradual as the disease is a progressive one. >> treatments? >> there is no cure but there are treatments that assist with the symptoms. there are often treatments that
help to prolong the survival of this diagnosis as well as helping patients with the various symptoms that they present with. unfortunately, there still is no cure but research is ongoing. >> such a tough disease. doctor, thanks. let's go to danielle breezy from our nashville affiliate, wkrn, for a look at the weather. it was a hot weekend across the northeast as several record highs were set. not to mention new york city hitting 90 degrees for the first time this year. you can see folks enjoying the summerlike feel. from hot conditions to much cooler conditions, temperatures will be dropping into the 60s for highs from d.c. all the way up to boston. that's a look at what's happening around the country. here's what's happening where you live. drew: your accuweather, a lot of sunshine today.weather, a warm afternoon, 70's and 80's around the bay shoreline. warmest spots inland going to the 90's. patchy fog along the coast, mainly clear skies elsewhere. next seven days, warm today,
hotter tomorrow with elevated fire concern. the temperatures and gusty wind. end of the week is cooler, holiday weekend shaping up to be nice....... now to a new look at the case to help make dr. martin now to a new look at the case that helped make dr. martin luther king, jr. a national civil rights leader. fred gray who represented king in alabama versus king is written with our friend dan ook- abrams and author david fisher. t.j. holmes has the story. >> reporter: a civil rights pioneer representing dr. martin luther king jr. and rosa parks, fred gray lives with a passion for the law. >> my secret desire was not only i was going to be a lawyer, but i was going to be a lawyer in alabama and destroy everything segregated i could find. >> reporter: and now his new book, "alabama v. king" written alongside dan abrams and david fisher takes a look at the montgomery busb boycotts where 9
people were arrested. gray represented all of them including a then 29-year-old man, dr. king. >> it was this case that led to the first reference of martin luther king in "the new york times," his first appearance on the national stage. you realize how important this case was in establishing martin luther king as a national civil rights icon. >> it was a great privilege to work with dr. king. he wouldn't monopolize the conversation. he would listen. he even had a sense of humor. >> reporter: king emerged as a national leader after the bus boycott which gave many african americans in montgomery, alabama, a chance to be seen and heard. >> the most impactful thing about this case was reading the accounts of all of the ordinary montgomery citizens who talked
about the indignities that they had to suffer on a daily basis on these buses. and their message was loud and clear. >> the struggle for equal justice continues and i'm still filing cases to end discrimination. i'm going to set the record straight and that's what this book does. >> reporter: for "good morning america," t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> oh, my. >> what a look back into our history, wow. coming up we have the top two "american idol" singers here live when we come back. >> announcer: starting this week, things are about to get royally good because "gma" and "gma3" have your front row seats to the royal jubilee. >> did you hear "gma" is coming for the jubilee? >> all: whoo! >> announcer: it all starts thursday morning on "gma."
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attorney's office to pursue justice for everyone. but like so many of my colleagues, i resigned in protest because chesa boudin interfered in every single case and failed to do his job. the office is absolutely in disarray right now. chesa dissolved my unit prosecuting car break-ins. now criminals flock to san francisco because there are no consequences. we can't wait. recall chesa boudin now.
>> we will chat with seth meyers. plus, the american idol winner performs. >> we will see you shortly. already 71 in antioch. 66 in santa rosa. a lot of 60's in the north bay. 50's and 60's along the bay shoreline. plenty of sunshine, light chop on the waters. 70's and 80's today. into the afternoon, warm, if not hot in spots. 90's in the hottest spots inland. >> another abc news update in
about 30 minutes. you can always find the latest on our app and on abc7news.com. the winner of "american idol" 2022 is noah thompson. congratulations, noah. [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome back to "gma." what a finale last night on "american idol." noah thompson took home the top prize with huntergirl as the runner-up. we're going to talk to them both live in just a minute but first let's take a look back at the season. ♪ i knew you were waiting i knew you were waiting for me ♪ >> from ultimate "idol" reunions to mentors who know a thing or two about taking home the title. >> now is the time to bring it. >> reporter: to memorable moments only the judges can bring. >> oh!
>> reporter: but like every season -- >> all: you're going to hollywood! >> yeah, baby. >> reporter: in the end it's all about the talent. ♪ don't show your face around here anymore ♪ >> reporter: and this year from the nationwide auditions -- >> that is my favorite female country voice i've heard in five years. >> reporter: to powerhouse performances from the top 20 on the hollywood stage. ♪ i never really cared until i met you ♪ >> reporter: the contestants brought it every week. ♪ but by finale night it came down to three. ♪ everybody want to take her heart away ♪ leah marlene -- ♪ falling again ♪ >> reporter: noah thompson -- ♪ come back to me come back to me ♪
♪ ba-dee-ya ♪ >> reporter: after a live finale and special duets -- ♪ -- only one could take the title. >> noah thompson, congratulations. >> reporter: 20-year-old noah thompson from kentucky becoming your 20th american idol. ♪ talk about ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> so fun to see. here we are, noah thompson and huntergirl are joining us now. welcome to "gma." look at the smiles on your faces. congratulations. great to see you both and, noah, i want to start with you. your catchphrase is that's tough. >> yeah. >> but it must not have been that tough to hear your name called as the new american idol yesterday. what went through your mind when you heard your name called? >> i don't know, man. i was just kind of just shocked, you know. like truthfully i came into the competition not even thinking i
would get a golden ticket so to hear my name at the end was amazing. >> got a little more than a golden ticket. how will you celebrate? are you going to tell your son that dad's an idol? >> i guess so, yeah. i'm really looking forward to kind of just going home and seeing my family for a minute and, you know, just kind of taking this all in. so, yeah. >> huntergirl, what's the balance of stress versus fun? [ laughter ] >> good question. well, it's nerve-racking like right before i get up on stage but whenever i kind of get in the zone i'm like, i want to have a good time so it's back and forth. it just depends. yeah, this has been a nerve-racking experience i got to say but i've had a blast getting to be here. >> backstage were you starstruck by anyone? >> oh, my gosh, all the time. whenever i got to meet -- whenever i met carrie underwood in vegas, my eyeballs were like, oh, my god, it's her and the first time we met the judges and
everything, i walked in. i was like, oh, my gosh, they're so pretty. [ laughter ] you know. >> they are very pretty. >> they looked exactly like they do on tv. it's just wild. >> i'm sure luke really appreciated you calling him pretty. but, you know what, your friend arthur, he's the one who entered you into the competition. >> yeah. >> what do you have to say to him now? >> i'm going to go home and give him a big old hug. i thank him for all this. because he's -- arthur is the one that belieed in me throughout this whole process when i couldn't believe in myself. i just thank him for that. >> a good friend. >> yeah, really good. >> i know that you had so many experiences. you sang with carrie underwood. i mean, just so many opportunities to perform. what was the highlight for you? >> oh, my gosh. it's just been -- it's crazy of the it's been a year of my life, you know, and getting to have these experiences -- like getting to sing with carrie underwood was something i've
never dreamed i would get to do that. i've wanted to sing since i was a little girl and looked up to her a lot. so getting to do that and getting to be in the finale, never thought i'd be there, this year has probably been the craziest and best year of my life, and i'm just happy i got to experience it. >> there are going to be some people that say the same about you, what you say about carrie. they'll say i got the same -- oh, my gosh. >> i can't imagine. >> there's no place like home and you both -- your hometowns, oh, my gosh, noah, that huge crowd that came out for you in your hometown and, huntergirl, the mural that they made for you. >> yes. >> so what's the first thing y'all want to do when you get back home? >> just really just take it all in. i want to see my family and just kind of let this settle in. you know what i mean? >> what do you think it's going to be like when you go back home? it's going to be a little different. >> it's going to be wild. it's going to be wild. i'm going to try to just stick to, you know, staying in the fo.
just, you know -- >> good luck with that. >> try my best. >> how about going home for you, huntergirl? >> i'm so excited to see my family and get to process all this. it's been wild and, yeah, get to see everybody that supported me too like in my hometown and get to love on them and thank them because i wouldn't be talking to you guys this morning if it weren't for people believing in me and everything. so i'm just excited to see everybody again. >> well, you guys earned it. >> yes, you really did. >> and you know what they say the next thing is when are you going to put out some music? >> as soon as possible. >> i know. well, we actually have singles out now. mine is called "red bird." i played that last night. >> yeah, we were singing on the show last night. >> we don't have to wait. >> there's more coming. >> you all are lovely. okay. you're just so pretty. >> i love you. >> we love you guys. >> i'm telling you but thank you. it has been a joy watching you
incredible woman in florida who already goes to great heights to help her community. and at 70 years young, pastor sylvia tisdale is soaring even higher, a mission to climb mount kilimanjaro. we'll talk to her in just a moment live there down in florida but first here is her story. ♪ >> it's good. >> reporter: pastor sylvia tisdale serves a warm plate of comfort. >> everybody loves spaghetti. >> reporter: with a side of love. >> it really is mama's kitchen and soul food delight that is served to people every single day. >> reporter: for 16 years pastor sylvia has been fueling her pensacola community with food and offering a helping hand to those in need. >> here you go, young man. >> our numbers have doubled since the pandemic hit. the need is so great. every month we provide about 60,000 pounds of food to our community. >> it don't matter who you are, what you're going through, she's always going to be there no matter what. >> reporter: now the 70-year-old grandmother of four is setting her sights on her biggest mission yet.
>> kilimanjaro. >> reporter: since january training two hours each day to summit mount kilimanjaro. >> kilimanjaro has become her mantra, and her goal is to get to the summit. >> reporter: raising awareness about food insecurity back home. >> she wanted to climb not only for herself but the folks in pensacola. she knows if she can make it to the top anybody can make it through anything in their lives that they need to climb out of. >> how is that for monday motivation for you? and pastor sylvia is joining us now. she goes above and beyond. good morning to you. i know you've been hard at work with everybody back there. >> yes, ma'am. miss robin, how you doing? thank you for allowing us to join you today. >> absolutely, ma'am. you talk about food being used as a tool to heal. explain more what you mean about that, ma'am. >> well, you have to have food
in order to help people and we use food to develop a relationship. in addition, you can't help people if they are hungry. so fast forward 16 years ago we were looking out our doors and we saw guys standing around doing -- getting ready to go out to do day labor work and we recognized that they hadn't eaten that morning. so i went and prepared a big pot of grits and sausage and coffee and eggs and i went across the street and i asked them, i said, hey, guys, how would you like to have some breakfast? they looked at me as if i was charging them for it and when i told them it was free that morning, 23 guys, everybody came across the street and from that day i just felt something that we were able to help using food
to help people. fast forward, we do 60,000 pounds of food a month. >> oh, my. >> and fast forward, we serve 7,000 individuals a month, so all of that just allows us to reach people. >> yes, ma'am. >> and have a better relationship with them. you know, they're more comfortable with us because we help provide that need. >> we see that need being provided right now, all the workers that are there behind you. you are already the inspiration getting up at 3:30 in the morning with so many others to help folks like you're doing right now. then you decide to climb mount kilimanjaro. hw did that come about? >> well, i turned 70 in october and i have three kids that are successful. my grandchildren, they are
successful. and i had came to a point as to, lord, what next? and i thought really that i was ready to get in my chair and get out of here. but i got a call from my daughter and she said, mama -- she's adventurous -- i'm going to climb mount kilimanjaro and i want you to come and go with me. immediately i said, yes. and when i said, yes, it ignited something in me, ignited my passion that there was something more that i could do, especially as i began to exercise and got my mind renewed and then re-innovated, renewed about helping my community. the renewal came all back over me again. >> beautiful. well, i'll have what you're having. if you're 70, i'll have what you are having, pastor sylvia. we aren't the only ones impressed by your story. we know you love to train at
your local planet fitness preparing to climb mount kilimanjaro. almost 20,000 feet in elevation for people who don't know. well, our friends at planet fitness heard about your goal. they were so inspired by you, they want to cheer you on in a big way. they want to support your efforts. $20,000. $20,000. >> wow! wow! >> oh. >> hey, you hear that from me. thank you. thank you. thank you. >> how will you be able to use that money, ma'am? >> well, every week we give out food twice a week, tuesdays and thursdays and every time we give out food our cupboards are empty. this will help us keep food in our cupboard and definitely should last at least six months. >> oh, wonderful. >> so thank you. yes. thank you, planet fitness. >> oh, and thank you, pastor sylvia. we want to thank our abc
station in pensacola, wear. al is a friend of mine who i worked with. he put you on our radar and i'm so glad he did. all the best to you, ma'am. all the best to you. >> hey, let me just say this, kilimanjaro! kilimanjaro! kilimanjaro! kilimanjaro! kilimanjaro! [ laughter ] >> oh! >> we gonna do this. >> yes, you are gonna do this. got the signs up behind you and everything. oh, my goodness. all right. >> yes. danielle breezy from our nashville station, wkrn, how you going to top that? >> i don't know. that is amazing stuff. way to go. want to show you what's going on. speaking of pensacola this is our earth cam video and it is not the best beach day. you can see there are a lot of clouds over that area as we're watching tropical rain spreading into the southeast all the way up into nashville, tennessee, by
the way. drew: your accuweather forecast, a lot of sunshine today. a warm afternoon, 70's and 80's around the bay shoreline, 90 at the warmest spots inland. elevated fire concerns, the weekend is looking nice. erin napier will tell us about her brand-new children's book. you're going to want to hear all about it. come back. we are bac
we are back with erin napier, she is the star of hgtv's "hometown" and now written her first children's book, "the lantern house." welcome to "gma." good to see you this morning. >> thank you so much for having me. >> so what inspired this book? >> well, i had children. i think once you have children, you start thinking of children's literature in a whole new way when you reread those books you
love now that you're an adult. i wanted to give something to our girls that would explain why it is that we care about what we care about. why does the preservation of old homes matter? it has less to do with the beauty of a house and more to do with preserving these homes that have seen so much life lived inside and i mean what stories our houses could tell if they could speak the families that came before us and how it goes on after us. i just wanted to tell that story in a way that our girls could understand it. >> you've written a memoir before with your husband. this one you did on your own.pv >> yes. it was a much faster experience. >> faster? [ laughter ] >> yes. >> your husband slows you down? >> well, writing a memoir, there was heaviness. there was a lot of heavy content in the story of like how our lives came together and what it came to be but writing this story, it was like a story that just existed in my head and a
30-minute stream of consciousness i had written. >> 30 minutes? >> yeah. to write a children's book you've got 40 pages, and it just came so easily. it was a story i just had been waiting to tell for a long time. >> what do your girls think? >> helen is the only one who understands. she's 4. good morning, helen. she's watching right now. but her favorite part is the spooky, scary part where there's spiderwebs in the old house. i don't know what that means but that's her favorite part. and mae, our 1-year-old just likes to touch it when i'm reading it. >> that's good enough for now. is there a real-life house that inspired "the lantern house"? >> actually, i think there is. adam trest is a dear old friend who illustrated the book, and we were going back and forth. what should the lantern house be? what should it look like? what is the personality? he was traveling through pennsylvania when we first started drafting ideas and he sent me a picture and said could this be the lantern house. so somewhere in pennsylvania
there is a random american four square that looks just like the lantern house and i don't know what town it was in but, yeah, a real-life house inspired it. we don't know who lives there or anything about it. >> what is next for you? >> what's next? i'm working on an adult book for grown-ups that will be about home that will come out next year and working on a wallpaper collection with york wallpaper and "hometown." we're still filming "hometown," and that is just an absolute honor. >> you've got a 4-year-old and 1-year-old at home so you got your hands full. >> that's mostly what's going on in my world. >> thank you for coming in today. >> thank you so much, george. >> "the lantern house" hits bookshelves everywhere tomorrow and we'll be right back. omorrow and we'll be right back. big tobacco's cigarette butts filter practically nothing and are made of microplastic fibers that are toxic and cunning. they may seep into water and food, and air, too. and the smaller microplastics get, the more damage they do. could they end up in you, your bodies, their prey?
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kumasi: good morning. here is a look at the traffic. >> we are beginning with the update, a 10 minute delay in the daly city area due to a problem on the train that is still in place. drew: we have a lot of sunshine and we are seeing temperatures really warming up. 74 in antioch, 50's and 60's for nessa to oakland to san jose. clear skies, we have the sunshine with us in full force, warming up by the afternoon. 70's and 80's around the bay shoreline. kumasi: it is