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cafeteria and i called it a mcfi b. ♪ good morning, america. for our viewers in the west, the investigation into another deadly school shooting in america. urgent investigation. after a 19-year-old opened fire at a st. louis high school killing one student and a faculty member, injuring seven others. police stopping the shooter. and the questions this morning, how did the armed suspect get into the school with seven officers already inside? also this morning, new numbers showing 75% of the nation's pediatric hospital beds are now filled. fueled by a surge in rsv cases as hospitals prepare for an even bigger influx of patients. florida face-off. overnight, governor ron desantis
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and charlie crist in their only debate in the race for governor. the economy and abortion take center stage with polls in the sunshine state open and this morning the state of play in the race for control of congress. where the momentum is right now. student loan forgiveness showdown. the biden administration responding to the gop challenge. now what the white house is saying about debt relief for millions of americans. under fire. adidas cut ties with kanye west after the rap star's recent anti-semitic tirades, as authorities warn his words have been a rallying cry for extremists. massive recall. 19 dry shampoos pulled from store shelves due to elevated levels of a potentially cancer-causing ingredient. celebrating leslie jordan. the emmy-winning "will & grace" star who made us laugh for decades -- >> well, well, well. >> -- passed away suddenly at 67.
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>> karen walker, i thought i smelled gin and regret. >> how his co-stars and friends are remembering him this morning. megan mullally, sean hayes, dolly parton and more. ♪ you're as cold as ice ♪ and an adventure of an ice time. is live at the glorious glaciers of switzerland, disappearing faster than we've ever seen, impacting 200 million people around the world. this morning, the mission to keep cool. ♪ as cold as ice i know ♪ good morning, america. hope you're going well this tuesday morning. >> ginger, "cold as ice," is live in switzerland where they've seen the worst year on record for glacier loss as climate change warms our planet. ginger is going to show us what's being done to slow it
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down. but we begin with another deadly shooting in our nation's schools. a teacher and a 16-year-old student were killed, seven others were wounded at a high school in st. louis. police killed the gunman who was a recent graduate of that high school. alex perez is live on the scene with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. there were seven security officers working here at the school. they were able to quickly radio for help. what started as a normal school day wi td to chaos and panic. this morning, investigators combing for answers after a barrage of bullets at this st. louis high school. >> the suspect in this incident is orlando harris. he's a black male, 19 years of age and graduated from the high school last year. no prior criminal history. >> reporter: officers responding to calls of an active shooter around 9:10 monday morning at central visual and performing arts high school. >> report of a shooting at the high school, scene is an active
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shooter. >> reporter: those first on scene finding panicked students on the rooftop waiting to be saved. st. louis police say the shooter armed with a long gun opened fire on the school's third floor killing one 16-year-old female student and 61-year-old health teacher jean kuczka. seven others injured in the attack. officers immediately storming the building and confronting the gunman. >> upon hearing gunfire they ran to that gunfire, located the shooter and engaged that shooter in an exchange of gunfire. the suspect was struck and transported from this location. >> reporter: one student live streaming from inside a classroom. >> it's the police. it's okay. >> reporter: just as police arrive. >> everybody line up in a single file line, okay? >> reporter: once safe and outside, shock and disbelief. >> my friend had blood on her hand. she seen the shooter. the shooter came to her and said are you ready to die and to see her just screaming and crying.
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>> like it's really like sick that people want to have the intention to kill kids. it's crazy. >> reporter: the police chief declined to say how the shooter eventually got inside, saying revealing that information could jeopardize safety. seven security officers were inside the school when the shooting began. >> the doors were locked. the security staff did an outstanding job identifying the suspect's efforts to enter and immediately notified other staff. >> reporter: the heartbreak and horror felt by every single person here. >> i'm heartbroken for these families who send their children to our schools hoping that they will be safe. >> reporter: authorities believe their quick response saved lives. >> this could have been much worse. the individual had almost a dozen 30-round high-capacity magazines on him. that's a whole lot of victims there. >> reporter: overnight, jean kuczka's colleague, also at the school during the shooting, speaking to abc news.
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>> she cared about those kids. like every day she came into school she put herself between them and harm, between them and danger. she was loved. she was the embodiment of love. >> reporter: and while authorities say the gunman graduated from this school last year, investigators are still trying to pinpoint an exact motive. michael? >> another unnecessary tragedy. alex, thank you so much for that. going to turn now to growing concerns across the country for kids, with pediatric hospital admissions at their highest levels in two years. 75% of the hospital beds for kids now filled. steve osunsami is at a children's hospital in atlanta with the latest. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. here at children's health care of atlanta north of the city they've set up a tent outside the emergency room doors to handle the extra cases. the cdc reports they're seeing an early spike to the increase in respiratory illnesses this
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cold and flu season and many of those cases are children. at hospitals across the country this morning, the beds are filling up with children who have come down with respiratory illnesses like the flu and a seasonal virus that can seriously affect children called rsv. nationwide about 75% of pediatric hospital beds are now taken, up 4% from just last week and at a two-year high. >> we are seeing more kids with rsv. we're getting ready as a system to meet the needs of our community. i can't predict for you exactly what the next four, six weeks are going to look like but we're ready. we're getting ready for those needs. >> reporter: hannah brand is a nurse and her 2-month-old daughter had to be flown from a small town in nebraska to a children's hospital in omaha last month after she noticed the child's unusual heavy breathing. doctors told them it was another case of rsv. >> when she would breathe, she was panting and you could see she was almost kind of sweating. she was working so hard to take a breath. >> reporter: normally the summer
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brings a break to some of these respiratory illnesses, but after many of the covid restrictions were dropped, that break didn't happen this year. hospitals in at least 43 states tell abc news that they're seeing an early surge in these cases. texas is one of those states where doctors say it could be a difficult winter season. >> right now in our system we have more than 40 kids hospitalized with rsv and more than ten kids in our icu receiving critical care treatment for their rsv infection. >> reporter: about 10% of the children getting sick with flulike illnesses are under 5 years old. symptoms can be everything from fevers to strong coughs that can last for two weeks. experts say it's not too late to get your child a flu vaccine and if your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, see a medical professional immediately, especially if a child is having any trouble breathing. george?
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>> of course, okay, steve, thanks very much. to the midterms now, exactly two weeks away and 8 million have voted early. in florida an explosive debate pitting governor ron desantis against challenger charlie crist. ch chief white house correspondent cecilia vega is in florida with the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. early voting is already under way and ron desantis has a pretty commanding lead in the polls, but in that debate last night his opponent charlie crist really tried to shine a spotlight on some of the governor's more controversial policies including the fact he could be gearing up for a white house run in the not too distant future. the only debate in the heated race and the candidates came out swinging. >> governor desantis has taken his eye off the ball. he's focused on running for president. >> charlie crist voted with joe biden 100% of the time. >> reporter: the heated issues driving voters to the polls around the country front and center here in this battleground state. republican incumbent governor ron desantis hitting hard on the economy. >> we have the worst inflation of 40 years. it's much more expensive to replace a roof today than just three years ago thanks to the biden/crist policies. that unfortunately is contributing to the increase.
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>> reporter: while challenger charlie crist, a former republican governor himself turned democratic congressman, attacked desantis for signing a law that bans abortions at 15 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest. >> i want to make sure we keep a woman's right to choose available to the women of the state of florida. >> reporter: also on full display, desantis' controversial move to use florida taxpayer dollars to fly migrants from the texas border to martha's vineyard. >> i thought what the governor did was a horrible political stunt. >> sad it comes to this. what we did put this issue front and center. >> reporter: while joe biden is not on the ballot here, desantis repeatedly tried to turn it into a referendum on his presidency invoking biden's name some ten times in an hour. crist firing back, accusing desantis of looking well beyond the midterms and to 2024, a charge desantis refused to answer. >> why don't you look in the eyes of the people of the state of florida and say to them, if you're re-elected you will serve a full four-year term as governor.
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yes or no? [ applause ] yes or no, ron? will you serve a full four-year term if you're re-elected? it's not a tough question. it's a fair question. he won't tell you. >> we did not agree on the candidates asking each other questions. governor, it's your turn. >> listen, i know that charlie is interested in talking about 2024 and joe biden but i just want to make things very, very clear, the only worn out old donkey i'm looking to put out to pasture is charlie crist. >> reporter: so that was the moment of the debate. president biden will be right here in south florida for a rally with charlie crist. it's actually just his second campaign rally of these midterms. george, it is a sign of how laser focussed democrats are, not only on this gfovernor's race, but what it may mean for the white house in 2024.
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george? >> no question about it, thanks very much. let's bring in rick klein with his midterm monitor and, rick, momentum clearly going towards republicans right now. >> we've seen a real shift in the last couple of weeks, george. this is the most basic question, do you want a democrat or a republican to control congress? you saw up until a couple of days ago democrats were leading in that but in the last few days republicans have nosed ahead up by half a percentage point. and here's the thing, the way the districts are drawn typically democrats have to outperform republicans by a couple of points to hold on to the house and senate. >> few key races in the senate could go either way. >> yeah, look, a 50/50 senate. any single seat could be the majority maker or breaker. just take pennsylvania. right now democrats have a little better than a coin flip chance, 55 out of 100 chance according to fivethirtyeight of taking the senate but the only senate debate in pennsylvania. and if john fetterman is able to defeat dr. oz after having that first debate today democrats jump to a three in four chance of taking the senate just based on that one race. republicans, of course, on offense a whole lot of places, maybe their best opportunity for a pickup out in nevada. senator catherine cortez masto, one of the most endangered
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democrats anywhere in the country. if nevada goes red, republicans go to about a 7 in 10 chance based on that race. >> and republican takeover of the house all but certain? >> you see right now democrats who are battling a lot of tough history, a lot of tough math, maps, all of these things pointing in the same direction. democrats have almost no margin for error. republicans have to flip five seats to take over the majority. history would suggest that's extremely easy to do. and here's the thing, fivethirtyeight has run every possible scenario and see all of these red ones. that means that republicans are heavily favored, about an 8 in 10 chance of taking over the house. >> rick klein, thanks very much. robin? now to the latest on the student loan forgiveness program. the biden administration has responded to a republican challenge to the plan. our senior white house correspondent mary bruce asked the white house press secretary how confident they are that the program will go through. >> how confident is the white house in your authority to actually clear this debt and do
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you have any concern that you may be giving millions of americans false hope? >> the president is going to do everything that he can to make sure that we get this done. >> and mary joins us now from washington. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. while the white house is appealing this challenge to the president's student loan forgiveness program arguing the six republican states challenging this don't have standing. they said they failed to prove how they would be injured by this program. the challengers say the president has overstepped his authority here. the white house obviously strongly disagrees and in the meantime, millions of americans are stuck in limbo here. 22 million people have applied so far for this program to have anywhere from 10 to $20,000 worth of debt forgiven. it's not clear how long the legal battle will last and whether it will be resolved by january 1st. that is the key date when federal student loan payments restart after a three-year pause for the pandemic. now, the white house is still encouraging everyone who is eligible to apply and say they can still review applications
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and, as you heard, the white house said the president is going to do everything he can to try to fulfill this promise. robin? >> mary, thank you. michael? we'll turn to the latest on the war in ukraine, and a new push for peace talks. britt clennett is in kyiv with the very latest. good morning, britt. >> reporter: good morning, michael. ukraine continues to ration power after attacks on energy facilities, rolling blackouts here in the capital too. the energy crisis getting more desperate as the winter approaches and it's a very bitter winter. this as a group of 30 democrats sent a letter to president biden urging him to pursue direct talks with russia to reduce harm and support ukraine in achieving a peaceful settlement. while they say they want ukraine at the negotiating table, the lawmakers want the administration to pare the military and economic support the u.s. provided to ukraine with a proactive diplomatic push. but the white house says vladimir putin's actions make it clear he's not willing to negotiate.
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george? >> okay, britt, thanks very much. now to brittney griner, the wnba star's case is back in court appealing her conviction. the decision is likely to come today. marcus moore is tracking the case. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: george, good morning. a russian court has denied brittney griner appeal on her conviction. we are hearing from her for the first time since she was sentenced to nine years in prison on this drug case. she appeared in court today via video link. here is some of what she said. >> people with more severe crimes have gotten less than what i was given. i want to also apologize for this mistake. i said in my first court that, yes, i plead guilty. i did not intend to do this, but i understand the charges brought against me. >> reporter: as you know
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authorities detained griner at the international airport in february and accused her of having hashish oil in vape canisters. u.s. officials said griner has been unlawfully detained and efforts are under way for her release, also for paul whelan. in the meantime this nightmare continues for griner and her family. she said being spated from her family has been traumatic. this has stretched on for eight months. her attorneys said she was nervous about today's hearing. >> nervous for a good reason. marcus, thanks very much. a lot more coming up here on "gma," including the growing outrage over kanye west's anti-semitic statements. adidas has taken action this morning. and the massive recall of 19 different dry shampoo products from popular brands. the fda concerned after a potentially high level of a cancer-causing chemical was found. first we go to ginger in
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switzerland. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. more from here but i have to share with you what happened. a very rough night between austin, texas, and waco. this is gerald. so they will do a survey for a potential tornado. damage to homes and saw tractor trailers knocked over. then you go up to georgetown, nearly 70-mile-per-hour gusts that were really pushing that rain. on top of all this, that front has a potential to spin up tornadoes today. if you're in meridian, tupelo, mississippi, nashville or memphis, you're all in the risk area. good news, some rain comes with that and they need it. that's the big picture. let's get your weather now in 30 seconds.
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drew: i am meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 60's and 70's this afternoon. with the cold front swinging through, it will be breezy with gusts 15 to 20 miles per hour. later tonight, we will clear out our skies. 40's away from the coast and low 50's on the shoreline. brightening up the skies the next several days. we will find increased clouds over the weekend. we are just getting started on this tuesday morning. stay right there. we'll be right back.
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terminated their partnership. erielle reshef here with the story. good morning, erielle. >> good morning to you. to put this fear and anguish over his comments into perspective. he has more than 18 million followers on instagram alone. the entire jewish population worldwide just 15 million and as anti-semitism surges to unprecedented levels, ye's hate speech combined with his massive platform stoked alarm and his comments now driving away his biggest partner. ♪ you can't tell me nothing ♪ >> reporter: this morning, adidas dropping the rapper formerly known as kanye west and his billion-dollar yeezy brand following mounting outrage over his anti-semitic tropes and tirades. the sneaker behemoth putting out a statement, adidas does not tolerate anti-semitism and hate speech. ye's recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous. they violate the company's values of diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and fairness. the company had been silent about their relationship with ye
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since he made these remarks in a now-deleted clip from the drink champ's podcast. >> i can say anti-semitic things and adidas can't drop me. now what? now what? >> reporter: fashion house balenciega and ye's own agency caa dropping the hip-hop star after he recently tweeted he'd go defcon 3 on jewish people amid other offensive remarks. authorities warning ye's anti-semitic rhetoric has been a rallying cry for extremists. these signs of hate appearing over a crowded highway in los angeles sunday saying kanye is right about the jews and the lapd now investigating anti-semitic pamphlets dropped in a los angeles neighborhood. it comes as the u.s. sees an alarming surge in anti-semitism which reached an all-time high in 2021. more than 2,700 cases of assault, harassment and vandalism up 34% from 2020. >> it's dangerous at a time when the danger level is already high
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in an environment where jews already feel vulnerable. the fact that kanye is knowingly and intentionally increasing that sense of vulnerability, inflaming tensions is not just terrifying to many, it's a danger to public safety. >> reporter: an online petition demanding adidas drop ye generated more than 160,000 signatures, and celebrities taking a stand. this statement shared by amy schumer and jessica seinfeld liked more than 490,000 times on instagram. ye's ex-wife kim kardashian with whom he has four children also posting, hate speech is never okay or excusable. i stand together with the jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end. adidas now joins a host of other companies withdrawing partnerships with ye. a documentary about the billionaire by mrc also scrapped. the producers saying we cannot
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support any content that amplifies his platform and to those afraid to use their voice hopefully this encourages you to do so. >> all right, erielle, thank you so much for that. appreciate it. now we're going to turn to an extensive recall of dry shampoos. unilever is voluntarily pulling 19 products from drugstore brands off the shelves because of a concern about a cancer-causing chemical. eva pilgrim is here with the details. >> good morning, eva. >> good morning, michael. this is a massive recall. you know unilever voluntarily pulling 19 dry shampoos because of concerns about elevated levels of the potentially cancer-causing ingredient benzene. take a look at this list. it includes very popular big brands like dove, nexxus, suave, tresemme, bed head, all produced before october 2021. so what's the deal with benzene? exposures to high levels of it over many years can increase your risk of developing leukemia and other blood disorders. unilever saying the daily exposure to benzene in these
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recalled products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences and they haven't had events of adverse effects yet, but they have issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. so, if you have any of these products, the company is telling people to stop using them immediately, there are instructions for getting reimbursed on the unilever website. we have a qr code on your screen. you can go to our website where we have more information for you. michael? >> all right, eva, thank you. coming up in our next hour we have the latest on the lawsuit from a woman who says her hair straightening products caused her cancer. >> that is later. and coming up next, here on "gma," hollywood is remembering leslie jordan, the actor who always had us laughing on "will & grace." we're going to look at his career when we come back. but i would still put up a brave face to hide feeling depressed. my depression made me feel like i was stuck on autopilot. then i saw something that got me thinking. i'm still feeling depressed.
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back now on "gma" we back now on "gma" we celebrate the life and legacy of "will and grace" star leslie jordan who passed away suddenly after a car accident in l.a. on monday. lara, you have more on his career, and we just want to remember the joy he brought so many. >> absolutely. it is a very sad day for all of us who just adored leslie jordan from his character on "will & grace" to all of those amazing funny endearing posts during the pandemic. he simply made it impossible not to smile. >> erin, this may come as a great shock to you, but i'm a hmosexual. [ laughter ]
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>> reporter: leslie jordan may have been small in stature but his comedy chops were larger than life. >> shall we dance? >> i'd love to. hop on my feet. >> reporter: known for his emmy award-winning turn on "will & grace" playing karen walker's confidant beverley leslie. >> well, well, well. >> reporter: the 67-year-old jordan killed in a car crash monday morning in hollywood after experiencing a medical emergency. his "will & grace" co-stars remembering his genius. megan mullally writing, leslie jordan was hands down one of the greats. flawlessly funny, a virtuoso of comedy. his timing, his delivery, all apparently effortless. you can't get any better than that. and sean hayes adding, there will never be anyone like him. a unique talent with an enormous caring heart. >> and who doesn't love a surprise? >> reporter: it was on social media in the early days of the
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pandemic that so many came to know jordan's humor and heart. >> hello. my fellow hunker downers, what are you all doing? i'll tell you what i'm doing. >> reporter: jordan posting twice a day for 80 days lifting spirits in a troubling time. >> my mother hollered up the steps asking me who i'm talking to. i'm talking to my friends, mama. >> reporter: jordan was born in 1955 in chattanooga, tennessee. at under five feet tall he tried being a jockey in his 20s before pivoting to show business. he was currently starring in "call me kat" at the time of his death. >> leave him alone. >> yeah, leave phil alone. i have such a crush on him. >> reporter: the show now pausing production. co-star mayim bialik recalling jordan as tender, wise, naughty and hilarious. in april of 2021 jordan stopped by "gma" and spoke to michael about his new book, and a life well lived just one day before
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his 66 birthday. >> i think that i try on a daily basis to practice acceptance, gratitude. i try to stay in the moment. you know, i've reached a point in my life where i'm perfectly comfortable with who i am, what i am. so it's all kind of gravy. ♪ >> reporter: in addition to being a comedian, actor and philosopher, jordan also loved music, releasing his gospel album "company's comin'" last year featuring some of the biggest names in music, including country legend dolly parton who paid tribute this morning writing, leslie and i had a special bond. i think the world felt they had a special bond with him. i know people always say, oh, they will be missed but in this case that could not be more true. leslie once told pride source how he hoped to be remembered. >> i think i want to be remembered just as a dolly parton, that everybody -- nobody had a bad word, you know. he was a nice guy.
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and the fact that i'm fairly talented and this and that is okay but i just want people to know, you know, he was good. he was a nice guy. he's a good guy. >> and that he was. one last story, he told his millions of fans on instagram that when he told his mama he was heading out to hollywood to give it a go, she said just know if it doesn't work out you can always come home to a standing ovation. he gets that warmth from his mama. >> yeah, you were around him a lot. >> i was. i had the great pleasure of speaking with him many times over the years and as i said in the intro you couldn't not smile. >> i always say he was happiness. >> yes. >> well put. well put, michael. thank you, lara. coming up next, we go to ginger in switzerland where the glaciers are in danger. ginger, tell us what you're seeing. >> reporter: yeah, you know, michael, we are seeing so much. the wondrous waterfalls here. the glistening ice on the
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monteratsch glacier is just compacted ice and all that beauty is one thing but it's this wall that has been receding so quickly, 1 of 1,400 glaciers in switzerland. europe had its hottest summer on record and we saw the rapid rate of melting faster than ever since records began. we're going to tell you about the science trying to preserve them coming up. don't go anywhere. more from a special edition of "gma" from switzerland. ve it. i think i got it now! we go all out with the lights. food, we live for food. i love mama's dumplings. we go through boxes of hanukkah candles. of course "mele kalikimaka" for christmas. and he goes one way and i go the other. to not have be an adult for a few hours. (laugh) it makes you feel like you're part of something bigger in this huge world. ( ♪♪ ) that, to me, is everything. if you still have symptoms of moderate
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♪ who's gonna save the world ♪ ♪ who's gonna save the world ♪ back now on "gma" and ginger is live at a glacier in switzerland. ginger, these sights are extraordinary, but the clock is ticking to slow the melting of these critical masses. >> reporter: you're going to hear right now a bunch of people writing us and saying, come on, glaciers have always grown and they've always receded. over tens of thousands of years of the planet's history, and that's true, but i want to take you to the drone to make a point. humans and our emissions have amplified that change. that means we've made them melt faster. what you're seeing, an ice cave. just one winter ago, the winter of 2021, that ice cave stretched across that entire river. it was all ice and now it is flowing and that's a half a mile from where i'm standing on the actual end of the ice. so this is a huge deal about how quickly we're seeing melt. this year specifically switzerland saw more than
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they've ever had and they have some of the oldest records and we also know a lot about thousands of years ago because we've stuck cores into the ice and you can study the air bubbles and plants you find. we're about to take you to a scientist who took us up here yesterday telling us about how he plans to temporarily slow this melt. he is utilizing man-made snow with no electricity, just the glacial melt itself and repurposing it to reflect the sun away from these glaciers, slow it down maybe half a century, guys. >> half a century. i know you're going to have that for us in our next hour. thank you so much for being there, ginger. coming up as well, kerry washington. is t.j. here? he said he would get here early but kerry, she's here. kerry washington live in times square. come on back. asthma attacks... ...and breathe better. tezspire is an add-on treatment for people 12 and older. it is not a rescue medication. don't take tezspire if you're allergic to it.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. reggie: i'm reggie aqui, and jobina has a look at the roads. jobina: good morning, everybody. we're starting with a live picture from the golden gate bridge. anticipate low visibility because of the fog in the area. no official advisory from chp, which is interesting. you look live at 101 in san jose. our drive times, antioch to concord, 49 minutes on highway 4. drew: we are looking at visibility. use of the cam on the golden gate bridge. you can see half moon bay, less than a mile of visibility. quarter of a mile and nevada. marine layer is with us. low to mid 50's around the bay shoreline.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. urgent investigation. after a 19-year-old opened fire at a st. louis high school killing one student and a faculty member injuring seven others. how police stopped the shooting. also this morning, top makers of chemical hair straighteners facing a lawsuit. an army veteran claiming her uterine cancer was caused by chemicals in the products. why she's telling her story now. ♪ ice, ice, baby ♪ ginger is live at the glorious glaciers of switzerland impacting 200 million people around the world. don't miss her adventure and the mission to keep the glaciers cool. ♪
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sudden silence. ac/dc's brian johnson. ♪ shook me all night long ♪ >> how losing his hearing shook him and how he found a way to hear again and get back on stage. ♪ it's just the way you make me feel ♪ and a shondaland reunion. kerry washington is here live talking about her new movie and show. plus, shonda rhimes and betsy beers take us "inside bridgerton." everyone is in times square and we're saying -- >> good morning, america. ♪ in your jean pocket ♪ we do say good morning. i can see you smiling. we are so excited to talk to kerry, shonda and betsy. ginger, as you know in switzerland at a glacier. she is breaking down why they are in danger and how it impacts 200 million people. also coming up, we'll meet a veterinarian oncologist treating dogs with cancer.
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she then got cancer herself. she's going to tell us what she learned from her four-legged patients that helped her through her illness. plus, the new study on older adults and dementia and warning signs for when you should get help. dr. ashton is here. first, the latest on the school shooting in st. louis. a teacher and 16-year-old were killed. police killed the gunman who recently graduated from the high school. back to alex perez. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, once again, george. authorities were on the scene almost immediately, and they believe their quick actions saved lives. this morning, investigators combing for answers after a barrage of bullets at this st. louis high school. >> the suspect in this incident is orlando harris. he's a black male, 19 years of age and graduated from the high school last year. no prior criminal history. >> reporter: officers responding to calls of an active shooter around 9:10 monday morning at central visual and performing arts high school.
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>> report of a shooting at the high school. >> reporter: those first on scene finding panicked students on the school's rooftop waiting to be saved. st. louis police say the shooter armed with a long gun opened fire on the school's third floor killing one 16-year-old female student and 61-year-old health teacher jean kuczka. seven others injured and officers immediately storming the building and confronting the gunman. >> upon hearing gunfire they ran to that gunfire, located the shooter and engaged that shooter in an exchange of gunfire. the suspect was struck and transported from this location. >> reporter: the police chief declined to say how the shooter eventually got inside saying revealing that information could jeopardize safety. seven security officers were inside the school when the shooting began. >> the doors were locked. the security staff did an outstanding job identifying the suspect's efforts to enter and
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immediately notified other staff. >> reporter: overnight, jean kuczka's colleague who was also at the school during the shooting speaking to abc news. >> she cared about those kids. like every day she came into school she put herself between them and harm, between them and danger. she was loved. she was the embodiment of love. >> reporter: so much heartache and pain here for those who were killed and the exact motive remains under investigation. michael. >> all right, thank you, alex. now to a "gma" health alert. a new study from columbia university finds one-third of adults over 65 will have or are already showing signs of dementia or mild cognitive impairment. our chief medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with us this morning. doc, you know, one-third. that's a sizable amount of the population.
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what are we learning in this study? >> yeah, michael. it is. think if this were an alert about cancer or heart disease we'd all be paying attention. this has to register the same response. this study from columbia, my alma mater, found right now 10% of the population has dementia, racial and ethnic differences here, black americans disproportionately affected then the earlier stage of this, 22% have mild cognitive impairments and that falls out more commonly among hispanic adults. another associated risk factor, if you will, or observation, lower education is linked to a higher risk of this disease. so, again, kind of where we are in this, a real significant issue in terms of our brain health. >> and, doc, what are the signs of dementia? how can we reduce the risk of cognitive decline? >> well, i think you have to recognize them, obviously the hallmarks if you're having problems with your memory.
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if you're having difficulty or issues speaking, difficulty understanding or comprehending conversations and then glaring signs like getting lost in familiar places, we all struggle with memory issues at one time or another. but let's say forgetting the name of your partner or spouse, that is a red flag and in terms of prevention you've heard me say it before, what's good for the heart is good for the brain so staying socially engaged, physically active, and challenging your brain, even as we get older, incredibly important. >> all right, doc, do not ignore those signs, thank you so much for your advice as always. >> okay, michael, coming up in our "morning menu," the army veteran suing makers of chemical straighteners saying it caused her cancer. her message this morning. plus, ac/dc's brian johnson tells us about losing his hearing. the dark period that followed and how he got it back. also ahead, ginger is live in switzerland telling us all
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about the fight to save the glaciers and, lara, i know you have special guests with you. >> i do, indeed. kerry, do you know these two? did you recognize? yeah. >> shonda rhimes, betsy beers, all here with kerry washington to talk about their great projects and maybe a little shared history coming up on "good morning america." peaceful state. full plate. wait, are you my blind date? dancing crew. trip for two. nail the final interview. buy or lease? masterpiece. inside joke. artichoke. game with doug. brand new mug. come here, kid. gimme a hug. the more you want to do, the more we want to do. boosters designed for covid-19 variants are now available. brought to you by pfizer & biontech.
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suggested a link between chemical hair straightner products and increased risk of the disease. mona kosar abdi is here with the story. good morning, mona. >> reporter: george, good morning. hair relaxer products promise to turn curly frizzy hair into smooth, straight locks but now a missouri woman says for her trying to fit that societal mold came at a dangerous cost. her health. this morning, major beauty brand l'oreal and other makers of chemical hair straighteners under fire. >> i am the first voice of many voices to come. we'll stand up to these companies and say, no more. >> reporter: army veteran jenny mitchell and her attorneys including ben crump filing a lawsuit against five companies claiming mitchell's uterine cancer was directly caused by chemicals found in hair relaxers sold by those brands which mitchell said she started using as a child. >> i underwent a full hysterectomy, yeah, that was harder than the cancer diagnosis
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because i will never be able to carry my own kids. >> the science was always there for everybody to see and so we don't accept willful ignorance. >> reporter: mitchell was diagnosed with uterine cancer at 28. this lawsuit comes as the national institutes of health released a study that suggested a link with hair straightening products and increased risk of uterine cancer in women who used them. though the cancer is rare, black women develop it at a higher rate than women of other races. >> as an african american woman, it is the societal norm to have your hair look a certain way. don't wear your natural hair because it looks unprofessional. >> reporter: researchers didn't identify a particular ingredient in the trial. they also state more research needs to be done to link hair relaxers to cancer. >> i tell my patients to avoid these products and transition to natural. i think that it's going to make a huge difference in our health outcomes. >> reporter: mitchell wants to
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share her experience with other women. >> i'm hoping to be a voice for millions other african american women out there. i don't want another me at 28 not being able to have a family of your own. >> reporter: two other individual lawsuits filed in liforniandere in n weeaed outo comment regarding the lawsuit but we have not heard back yet. guys. >> important issue there. okay, mona, thanks very much. now to the epic glacier loss happening in switzerland breaking records that began nearly a century ago. ginger is on a glacier bringing us some jaw-dropping visuals and how what's happening to these glaciers is putting 200 million people at risk of losing something critical. ginger. >> welcome to monteratsch glacier in switzerland. i wish you could be here to smell that crisp, fresh swiss alps air and the cold emanating through your body but i also wish you could be here and see
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from our drone to experience the grandeur and to learn as much as i have because people think glacier and they think maybe skiing or they're not really sure what to think but you should think, water, more than 260 million people rely on glacial melt for fresh water and irrigation and these things are not just beautiful, they are critical and they are shrinking faster than we've ever seen in recorded history. the glorious glaciers of switzerland. majestic miles long rivers of ice formed by thousands of years of snow falling onto the alps compressing and freezing over. but this year, these glaciers are disappearing faster than we have ever seen in the century they've been closely studied. not b now ice-free. in july part of this glacier collapsing in italy killing 11 hikers. this 1968 plane wreck, three bodies of hikers encased in the ice for decades discovered this year.
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just to get an idea, this year switzerland lost 6%. on an average extreme year is 2%. >> yeah. >> so what's the word we use for 6% loss? >> i don't know. i have no words. >> reporter: dr. felix keller studies these glaciers and is trying to save them. >> when we be here in 1878, the glacier was very steep. >> reporter: ice cores and paleoclimatology shows us that these glaciers have grown and receded over tens of thousands of years but humans have exacerbated that change. so we do have a good idea that the ice loss that we're seeing now has not happened in thousands of years, to this degree this fast. >> to this degree and this fast, it seems that we have several thousand years it never happens. >> so when we talk about the tie to human-induced climate change, is that connection strong?
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>> this connection is very strong. >> reporter: this year's extreme melt came from an exceptionally snowless winter and several record-breaking heat waves in europe. scientists throughout switzerland have been covering some of the glaciers with reflective blankets each summer, that way they can slow the melt. it's just not enough. this area of the alps is warming two times faster than the rest of the world so the ice that i'm standing on here 50 meters deep will be gone by 2031. actually all the ice up to that rock face will be gone. part of the reason why dr. keller and his team are trying to find a way to slow down the melt. last winter, dr. keller trapped the glacier's melt water and reused it to make snow. >> we use this water which is 200 meters above the glacier, we use this water pressure to produce snow without electrical energy. >> reporter: 30,000 tons of 100% renewable man-made snow will be made each day in the winter. both insulating the glacier and
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reflecting the sun away from it. >> if we are successful we can slow down about the glacier melting about to 30 to 50 years. >> reporter: a half a century would be extremely helpful not just for the folks who rely on the river and the melt water from this glacier but from the andes to the himalayas there are really critical glacier loss happening that will leave people without water so hopefully dr. keller's technology can be brought there. i want to take that drone again and give you another perspective because you know we were talking length, like we are a mile and a half from where the length of this glacier was in 1990, but that wall of that very steep slope with all of those rocks that were falling down a lot by the way yesterday, that is where the glacier used to be in height, so more than 600 feet high. we have lost width, volume and, of course, length, and that's really the issue is that you
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have to cover with so much snow, so many blankets and that's just a temporary fix. dr. keller told me what we really need to do if we want to have an impact on these glaciers is slow the warming of our planet and that comes down to something we can do with reduction in emissions and big change drew: i am meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 60's and 70's this afternoon. with the cold front swinging through, it will be breezy with gusts 15 to 20 miles per hour. later tonight, we will clear out our skies. 40's away from the coast and low 50's on the shoreline. brightening up the skies the next several days. we will find increased clouds over the weekend. we are here now, you see her name, kerry washington. we love her. loved her as olivia pope on
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"scandal" and now she's starring in a new movie, "the school for good and evil" and she is executive producing the new drama series "reasonable dououb" kerry, good to have you back here on "gma." >> good morning. hi. >> you are a busy, busy woman. >> i am busy but never too busy to not be here, you know. >> you're good. to be or not to be. >> exactly. >> the question. [ laughter ] >> "school for good and evil." it's a fantasy movie, okay, and the students are taught either be heroes and/or villains, heroes and villains. >> correct. correct. >> you are the dean of the school of good. >> of course. >> but in real life, kerry washington, good or evil? >> oh, my. you know, i think one of the messages or ideas that we explore in the film is that nobody is all one thing, right? everybody is a little bit of everything. that's i think part of the human experience.
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i'd like to think that i mostly would be in the school for good and electives in evil. you know, like some extracurricular evil on the side, right? dstudents get to choose? >> no. well, most students you're kind of born into which school you're going to go to because they're children of our greatest heroes and villains, princes but sometimes things go awry. [ laughter ] >> and you star with charlize theron. this is the first time you two worked together. you hit it off immediately. >> immediately. she plays the dean of the school for evil, which is not natural for her, big stretch. but we did, we met immediately and we bonded. i think we had that working mom vibe, you know, we just really understood that challenge and she's so funny and so talented and i feel like we really helped each other take more risks and be in the characters more, you know, the sweeter i got the more evil she got, you know.
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>> let's take a look at a clip. >> well, hello. i see you found the groom room. well done, agatha. might i suggest you clean up a bit before orientation or perhaps clean up a lot. >> love this. >> it was fun. >> this was a bring your kids to work kind of project. >> we shot the film in belfast and it was in pandemic so the whole family went and my kids were there and they had a blast. they thought charlize was a lot cooler than me. they liked her costume more. you know, the evil kids always look cooler. >> that's momdom. >> yes, that's true. that's true. it was great to have them there and it's great for me to do something that they can watch also. they're not watching "little fires." they didn't watch "scandal." maybe one day.
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maybe one day. >> maybe one day. can we talk about "reasonable doubt"? >> yes. my kids are not watching. real adult fare. "reasonable doubt" is like take "scandal" and put it with a lot more naughtiness. >> yeah, but it's delicious. >> it is. >> sean patrick thomas reunited from "save the last dance." >> i got to direct, because i directed our pilot. i'm so excited you're talking to shonda and betsy later because they were my bosses obviously in shondaland and on "scandal" and they taught me so much about producing and directing and feel i was able to bring a lot of that and being reunited with sean. >> how was that working with him again? >> so incredible. the actors on the show, the company of actors are spectacular, and to be able to direct and produce actors at that level is just a delight and an honor, really. >> we mentioned "scandal" when you first walked out. seven seasons, so you know what it's like to be a star in a series so do you have any advice for your young star, emayatzy
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corinealdi. >> yes, emayatzy is extraordinarily talented. and i just really the main thing i told her was, make sure you take your vitamins. [ laughter ] i did. because being number one on a call sheet is there's an athleticism to it. you're working 16 hours. you're working in all different kinds of emotions. it's long days, you're on your feet, your brain and body is working. you've got to get enough sleep. that will be hard. make sure you're hydrated and make sure you take your vitamins. different?being a director - >> being a director is so fun. even when i'm acting i get the most pleasure when i see the actor across from me doing their best work. so to be in a position where you can really encourage people to kind of march toward excellence, you know, when you can give somebody a little hint or clue that helps bring out the best in them when they can surprise themselves with how good they are, that just makes me so happy as a director and as a producer.
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>> as if you're not busy enough, i loved learning that you were in atlanta this weekend encouraging people to vote. >> yes, early voting is happening already in so many places and i think the midterms are so important because there are so many races all down the ballot. you know, you're in midterms electing sheriffs and judges and secretaries of state and attorney generals and those are the folks that really protect democracy so these races are tremendously important. i'm going to be in a bunch of states doing an sos tour, secretary of state tour. >> very smart. >> stay tuned on the socials to hear where we're going. it's important to be defending democracy right now. >> thank you for your social. you are just so upbeat, so uplifting and your spirit comes through in everything. everything that you do. >> thank you, thank you. >> please come back again soon. >> any time. i love being here. thank you for reuniting me with shonda and betsy. it's been so long. >> only here at "good morning america." "reasonable doubt" streams
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tuesdays on hulu and "the school for good and evil." >> number one on netflix. >> you heard the woman. streaming on netflix where it's number one, now coming up, shonda rhimes, betsy beers, they'll take us behind the scenes of "bridgerton." >> so fun. >> great morning here on "gma." come on back.
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>> building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. kumasi: good morning, everyone. we are checking in with jobina for a check on traffic. jobina: we are starting with a live picture at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is backed up throughout the east bay. 44 minutes for the drive time and we are following a new crash reported near sunnyvale. speeds are around 12 miles per hour. kumasi: meteorologist drew
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>> good morning. coming up we will chat with randall park from blockbuster and our countdown to halloween continues. see you soon. drew: see you shortly. visibility improving. the fog is lifting. better visibility headed our way right now. temperatures are in the 40's in our coolest spots. mid-50's for most of us. the sun is up. a breezy day as a cold front will move through later on this afternoon. we see temperatures top out in
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the 60's and 70's later today. kumasi: we will have another abc7news update in 30 minutes and you can always find the late ♪ ♪ shows behind "grey's anatomy" and "scandal" and "how to get away with murder" and now shonda rhimes and betsy beers have written a book taking you behind the scenes of their latest hit "bridgerton." >> so happy to be here. >> didn't know kerry was going to be here. >> we didn't. it was a complete surprise. >> it was wonderful. this is a reunion. we thought you did it for us. >> this is the first book in the shondaland universe. what inspired it? >> you know, we spent so much time talking about how amazing the craftspeople were on and how amazing the costume designers, and we wanted everybody else to see how great it was too. you know, to give people a peek into how a show like that gets
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made was really exciting for us. >> are you excited for people to be able, because there's so many who cannot wait to read this and know how you made it come to life. >> we're so excited to share >> we're so excited to share all this information and the book has got pictures. it's got so many behind-the-scenes anecdotes, it's got great stories. and it's just such a treat to be able to share the stories from all of these different people and so many jobs that i think a lot of people don't know exist that are represented here so it's going to be a lot of fun. >> yeah. >> shonda, you said it won't follow the order of the books. we saw season 2. a happy ending. will they get theirs in season 3? you two watch yourselves over here. >> the way you said it. >> i'm going to go. i can't tell you if colin and penelope are going to get their happy ending. you'll have to wait and see.
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>> you did that really well. >> without answering. >> really, really good. >> i'll probably fail at this question as well. season 19 of "grey's anatomy." >> yeah. >> wow. >> any chance you will tell us the ending there? >> you know what, i wish we knew the ending. you know, i've written an ending for that show like 15 times, but then the show never ends. the fans have been so amazing. they want more show so at this point, whenever it ends i think we'll figure it out but people are there for it. that's wonderful. >> just amazing and delightful. >> can you understand what is it about this show? i mean, you get a new crop of interns and we're invested again and again and again. >> something about those characters. every time we introduce new characters, and the idea we have these people learning on their feet with medicine that must be what it is, i hope. >> i think it's also that you learn by watching. >> yeah. >> as well. my daughter just comes back from every show bursting with ideas and energy. >> same thing, mine watches "grey's."
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she does the dishes watching. how can you do homework watching the show. but she does that. you find every generation is a generational show. never gets old. >> but so many shows you have done, and we know that "grey's" is still on, but those not with us any longer, one in particular you would love to bring back? >> oh, we talk about this. >> okay. >> i miss my "scandal" family so badly that i would come back with them at any point but i actually feel like we didn't finish telling our stories on "private practice." we had so many more stories we could tell. >> not surprisingly i agree. >> share some of those stories you think that have not been complete on "private practice." >> i felt like we had so much more to say with those characters and so much further to go and that also felt like a show that had endless possibility where you're learning and seeing things happen at the same time medically. >> and you're growing with the characters. i feel like continually and that there are many, many more possibilities to come with them. >> will we see it come back? >> i don't know. i mean, i don't know. somebody talk to me.
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>> what about a new genre? is there one you haven't tackled yet you've been interested in trying? >> wow, that's really good. sci-fi. i'm very into sci-fi and i think we're talking about different ways to make something with sci-fi that will work. >> we're waiting. >> what has made this partnership work so great all these years? >> we get along and we finish each other's sentences and we think the same and talk the same. we couldn't be more different in our lives but somehow when we're working together it's like a perfect match. >> yeah. >> she makes me better. i feel like maybe i make you better. i hope. >> you definitely do. >> does one start a draft and the other finishes? >> betsy doesn't write. betsy is not a writer. betsy does the most amazing part which is she takes what i've written or what we have on script and helps turn it into a giant production. >> wow. >> with the casting and music and all of that stuff. >> and what i get the opportunity to do is work with in my opinion the greatest
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writer ever and also, you know, as you were saying, a wonderful person to work with. it's -- where would you go? >> don't go anywhere. >> no, exactly. yeah, it's great. it's been great and continues to be great. >> it's who we are at this point. >> we're benefiting from it. >> we cannot wait for more. thank you, guys. >> that's really cool of you to do that. >> so excited for everyone to read it. >> "inside bridgerton" is going to make a perfect holiday gift. >> oh. >> i'm hoping that you read the book and you learn all these things and you find out all these different stories and you'll go back and watch "bridgerton" again with an entirely different point of view. >> and do your holiday shopping now because "inside bridgerton" is available. thank you, guys, for coming. one-on-one with ac/dc frontman brian johnson. ♪
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that smile, that smile, matthew perry. >> diane sawyer. nice to see you. >> announcer: now he's ready to tell the story behind that smile. >> secrets kill people like me. >> you were on methadone, xanax, full quart of vodka a day. >> uh-huh. >> you said there were six friends, one of them was sick. >> yeah. >> announcer: the diane sawyer interview. >> it was important to me to do something that would help people. >> announcer: friday night at 8:00, 7:00 central on abc. ♪ you shook me all night long ♪ back on "gma," and this morning with chris connelly we're going back in black with the frontman of the legendary hard rock band, ac/dc, brian johnson has written a new memoir, "the lives of brian," and, chris, you had a chance -- i saw you doing a little air guitar. >> i did a little air guitar, but, you know.
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>> yeah, baby. >> only so much you can do there, robin. with a cap, a grin and rock star roar, singer brian johnson's voice has powered ac/dc and its louder, loudest hit since 1980. you know the songs but you might not know his story. his new memoir looks to change all that so at his florida home we talked about his miraculous rise and the moment he nearly lost it all. >> good morning, america. i mean, this is the top of the tree, right? >> reporter: ac/dc vocalist brian johnson would know. for decades writing and performing massive hard rock hits like "you shook me all night long." ♪ shook me all night long ♪ >> reporter: "shook me all night long" is one of the greatest rock songs of all time. >> thank you for saying that because i agree with you. >> reporter: a no-frills working class hero from the uk, brian johnson and ac/dc performing to promote their album "rock or bust" saw 2015 begin in triumph at the grammys.
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♪ with lady gaga, blake shelton, katy perry and more all joining in. ♪ >> reporter: but later that year brian johnson would know a hell of his very own. as he reveals in his new memoir, "the lives of brian," johnson came off a rainy stage in edmonton and wound up unable to hear. >> there was no tune to the guitars, it was horrible. >> you're the lead singer of one of the biggest bands in the world and you can't hear. >> it was bad. i got a temporary full deafness which i wouldn't recommend to anybody. >> reporter: a longtime race car enthusiast johnson would grow so despondent he pondered a way to end it all. >> i thought, what better way to go, you know, 160 miles an hour, into the corner, one big flash finished. >> you thought you'd get behind the wheel of a car and take your own life.
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>> it's not that i wanted to die but i wouldn't have minded. >> reporter: instead this natural raconteur took out his pen and weathered the storm. and it proved he was a rock 'n' roll miracle. a father of two living with his parents and working as a car roof installer when he got the call from ac/dc, driven by the wizardry of angus young. ♪ ac/dc dominated with songs like "back in black" especially live. ♪ back in black ♪ >> reporter: until it all went silent, but then johnson found a way to hear again. he says thanks to a tennessee-based audio maverick named stephen ambrose. >> he said i've invented these. he said put them in your ear. i said, oh, i can hear everything. >> reporter: later brian became an investor and when he took the stage for the taylor hawkins tribute show he felt the love once more. ♪ >> just being on the stage at wembley is just magic.
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just magic. it's what you live for. >> reporter: unforgettable voice. as for the future of ac/dc sounds like that's tbd according to brian. the band did spend a few weeks a while back rehearsing for a possible tour that was iced by the pandemic. a lot of fans would love to get on that "highway to hell" once more. "the lives of brian" hits bookstores today, guys. >> thank you, chris. >> you sold that, chris. >> sure did. let's go to ginger in switzerland. >> reporter: yes, thank you, george. you know, we've been talking about melting glaciers and i think it's really critical to remember that europe had its warmest summer on record. those records go back to 1880. now, yesterday, we saw how quickly this landscape is changing. that's my crew trying to traverse a river that changed its own riverbed within a week. that's how quickly ice and all of this rock that melts so quickly can really change. now, look at also, this is a
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crevasse and this is why, as you go up the glacier, and we saw a couple trying to do it earlier. you need really special shoes. i've got huge, you know, just claws on the bottom of my ice shoes but it's not something everybody can just come up and drew: i am abc7news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 60's and 70's this afternoon with breezy conditions. the seven-day forecast, bright blue skies the next now to a veterinary oncologist who found herself in her own battle with cancer learning lessons from the animals she treats. dr. renee alsarraf wrote a book about it, called "sit, stay, heal" and is here to tell us more. thank you for joining us this morning. and we start out by saying congratulations, because we hear you're in remission and we are
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so, so happy to hear that. and you say dogs were your role models for this and what you were going through in your battle, how so? >> thank you for having me. they were my role models. they actually set the bar for my healing. treating animals for so long, going through cancer i compared it to my own struggle with cancer and i realized it was as if a light went off that we can use dogs as incredible guides for any of our struggles, right? and just the enormous power of that human/animal bond. they helped me. they mirrored for me living in the moment, not being judgmental about myself, the sanctity of self-care. it really made a difference. they provide as we all know unconditional love. >> that is the truth. and you also talk in your book about letting go of the worry and anxiety associated with this and how working with dogs helped you with that.
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>> often dogs are wagging their tails as they come into the clinic and my tail was between my legs as i walked in to the cancer treatment center. i think having all that worry beforehand only serves to push your cork down. it's negative energy. it doesn't help you in the healing and even after, say, my chemotherapy was done i would lament that it took two tries to get the catheter in. dogs jump off the table and they're looking for a biscuit or a treat. maybe if someone gave me a piece of godiva. [ laughter ] >> dogs are social. they like to be a part of the pack. >> yes, correct. >> and so, you know, you say we as people can learn from that also. >> dogs survive because they're a pack and they survive in the wild as a pack each with their own job within that pack. and dogs have evolved over the thousands of years to be a part of our path.
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they're hard wired into their own dna and i certainly know that my life is so much better because of my dog and the lessons that i've learned. but i think too if we take this one step further, just we as people are so much better off in our pack instead of being, you know, out for the individual or whatever, we do better all lifting each other up and being helpful to each other. >> i mean, it's really amazing what you're doing and the lessons that are in your book about, you know, having the pet and you love you get from your pet, what you've seen them go through when they've had cancer and using those lessons for your own -- yourself and you mentioned earlier that, you know, dogs when they go for treatment they don't seem to mind and they get a treat, let's say, you want a godiva chocolate. you didn't get godiva chocolate. you didn't get it then but we got it for you now. bring out the godiva chocolate. >> oh, my gosh.
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>> godiva -- >> that's amazing. >> that's from us for completing your treatment and for writing such an incredible book. i think it's going to help a lot of people. >> thank you so much. >> we really appreciate you being here. >> i appreciate it very much, michael. >> congratulations, again. >> thank you. >> thank you. and "sit, stay, heal: what dogs can teach us about living well" is available now. make sure you get a copy. coming up, tanya holland gives us a taste of california soul. we'll be right back. soul. we'll be right back.
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fanduel and draftkings, two out of state corporations
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making big promises. what's the real math behind prop 27, their ballot measure for online sports betting? 90% of profits go to the out of state corporations permanently. only eight and a half cents is left for the homeless. and in virginia, arizona, and other states, fanduel and draftkings use loopholes to pay far less than was promised. sound familiar? it should. vote no on prop 27. oh, we are fighting over this segment. oh, we are fighting over this segment. we're back now with tanya's kitchen table with a new cookbook out called"tanya holland's california soul." welcome to "gma." >> thank you, thank you. >> we've got quite a crowd. >> they smell everything. >> pork chops and applesauce. >> my pork chops bring all the boys. >> we're not doing applesauce.
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we're doing just the apples and we're cutting the apples but the key i'm learning is the brine. >> the brine is going to help just, you know, make the flavor of the apples pop so it's really easy. >> let's talk brine. this is new to me. >> what i like to do is heat it in a pot. have some apple cider, a little bit of water. >> okay. >> and instead of sugar maple syrup. >> nice. >> so that's my sweetener. >> then there's also salt. >> salt, yep, because the brine, you really want the salt and sugar and that's what gives it the juiciness, all the flavor. so i put that in the pot. we're going to reduce it. here is some reduced. >> how long does that take? >> 30 minutes. >> 30 minutes. >> heat it up, let it reduce a little, then let it cool before you pour it over your pork chops, so i've got chops, so i've got some -- these guys are excited. >> we are very excited. >> i got some really thick cut
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pork chops which are great and they can go a minimum of 24 hours as long as 48. >> in the brine. >> the salt will permeate. >> no less than 24 hours. >> that's right. >> you do them in a pan. >> yes, i like to sear them, a good sear. >> listen to that sizzle. >> yes. >> so sear both sides, do you do the edges? i have a friend who does that. >> i don't have to with these because they'll finish in the oven. >> okay. >> we'll let them get a nice -- >> boom, boom, and then in the oven. >> a little oil actually, you need to put a little seasoning on top. >> what's your seasoning? >> i use a little onion powder, garlic powder and bay leaf crushed. >> so, can we talk about the apple component? you serve your pork chops with country fried aples. >> yeah, i'll tell you where that came from. my paternal grandmother was in virginia and i spent summers with her and apples were always like a condiment at the breakfast table, potatoes with apples. apples with hash browns so kind of like an ode to her so the
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same one, you put those in there. >> okay. >> careful, slowly. >> oops. >> i just thought it would be hot and splatter you. we want to get a good sear on these. >> okay. >> i like using a green apple because it has some tartness. even though -- and it has natural sugars but it just really marries well with pork. what i wanted to tell you this same brine because i know you're doing thanksgiving can be used for turkey. >> great. >> it's basically got all the components of a traditional brine and you make it. you could double it or depending on the size of your turkey, double or triple the recipe, it's like inexpensive. >> i want to finish this. we have friends coming. michael and robin are waiting patiently. >> so this is some of the brine that was left over and we'll pour a little, first season our apples, salt, pepper, pour it over it and it makes this gravy. >> and then in the oven goes the pork chop for how long?
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>> pull them out -- use a temperature thermometer and pull them out at 145 degrees. kind of touch them but the thing about brine is, you don't have to cook them until they're dry so they're really nice and moist. >> perfect, i'm guessing? >> exactly. >> you brought along -- we won't have time for the recipe for cake. look at this. already happening in the commercial break. cheese popovers, to die for. >> every recipe in the book, you think what's soulful about and what's california about it. cooking with fruit and apples. >> this brine. >> popovers. >> we'll get all the recipes and share it with you guys. >> thank you. >> qr code on the screen. cookbook, "california soul" -- maybe i should wait -- out today. we thank you so much. >> thank you, thank you. >> oh, w
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i see it in my office all the time. kids getting hooked on flavored tobacco, including e-cigarettes. big tobacco lures them in with flavors like lemon drop and bubble gum, candy flavors that get them addicted to tobacco products, and can lead to serious health consequences, even harming their brain development. that's why pediatricians urge you to vote yes on prop 31. it stops the sale of dangerous flavored tobacco and helps protect kids from nicotine addiction. please vote yes on 31. vote yes on prop 31.
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. >> good morning. here's a look at traffic. >> we are going to start with a look at the drive times for our primary bridges this morning. nine minutes happen on the golden gate. 14 across the bay bridge want to make it to the metering lights. san mateo bridge, 24 minutes. i live look at the golden gate bridge. it is foggy. >> we have the fog along the immediate coast line to half moon bay up to three miles. visibility is improving in the north bay where we did have dense fog. warming through the 50's in many cities. here is san rafael. you can see the fog. partly cloudy today, breezy with temperatures in the 60's and 70's. >> now it is time for "live with
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kelly and ryan." >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, start of the new comedy, "blockbuster," randall park. plus, education. plus, fun and spooky ideas for your spooky decor as we continue "live's countdown to halloween week." all next on "live." and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> ryan: good morning! hey!


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