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reason, called a time out with 38 seconds left while the raiders were running out the clock. instead of taking a knee and both teams making the playoffs, the raiders got in position and made a 47-yard field goal. raiders win 35-32. so they and the steelers ended up making the playoffs. meanwhile, here in indianapolis tonight, alabama will face georgia for the national title. alabama has beaten them seven straight times, including the beatdown a month ago. but the dogs say they have learned from that game. >> after the last alabama game, it was our wakeup call. we realized we had a lot of work to do. we haven't arrived yet. i had three shots at alabama and haven't beaten them yet. that's speaking for myself. as a team, winning a national championship, this is what we're grinding for, working for all
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season. of course it will be an amazing feeling. >> we understand it's different. we have to earn it. anything that happened in the past, you learned from it. it it is working to earn the outcome we want. >> reporter: georgia fans here in indy i talked to confident they are going to win despite losing seven in a row to alabama. their mind-set is can't lose to alabama forever, right? >> streaks are meant to be broken is what i'll say. i will say that. andy, thank you so much. we know that we'll be watching anxiously with you. and "new day" continues right now. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is monday, january 10th. i'm john berman with brianna keilar. and what a sad morning for millions of americans who watched tv in the '80s and '90s. what a sad morning for the comedy community, which is just heart heartbroken. bob saget passed away.
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he was only 65. he played the perfectly awkward father, danny tanner, on the sitcom "full house". he was found dead in his hotel room at ritz-carlton in orlando on sunday. police say no sign of foul play or drug use. he was the walking epitome of a dad joke. >> a date? >> it's a date. >> great. >> i have a date tonight. i have a date tonight. i have a date tonight. i have a date tonight! i have a date tonight. and why not? >> saget also hosted america's funniest home videos from 1989 to '9 7, which our friend bill carter means saget was in two of the top 10 shows at the time. >> a good recipe for you.
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actually, no. but here's the best we could do with the ingredients at hand. if you think i'm going to do a bad impression of a french chef, you are right, mon a mi. >> tributes have been pouring in all morning. he was loved by his fellow comedians. here he is getting the last laugh at his expense back in 2008. >> norm mcdonald. norm, you're the funniest man i know. because these are the other people that i know. >> norm mcdonald there, who passed away just four months ago. that roast took a heartfelt turn when mcdonald paid a serious tribute to his long time friend. let's watch. >> bob was the first comedian that i ever saw perform when i was a boy, live. and i loved him.
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but one thing that bonds us as comedians is we're bitter and jealous and we hate everyone else that has any success. but bob honestly has never had an unkind word for anybody. and i love him. and i hope everybody else does. so i just want to say that. thank you. >> joining us now is one of saget's long time friends and comedian george wallace. i am so sorry for your loss. i know you had a relationship that dates back four decades. tell us about your friend and your relationship. >> well, thank you so much for having me on, john. bob, it was sad when i heard the news. the more you think about bob the more you will start to laugh. i wish everybody had a friend like saget. we met 40 years ago. dave koulier.
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i want to say my condolences to his first wife sherry and nephew adam, his kids. i knew everybody. dad and dolly. the more i think about him, the more i would start to laugh. a family guy he was. but the filthiest mouth on this planet. when he gets to heaven, they will have to change their agenda to let him in. go ahead, bre. >> he's the kind of friend who what? please. >> we talk -- we both have been busy. we talked every three months. but he's the kind of friend you talk to on the phone and go right back to the same conversation you were talking about three months ago. just absolutely just the funniest man in the world. and he did some crazy stuff. i remember once we were young. it was thanksgiving, newly in los angeles. he decided to cook thanksgiving dinner. we said we're all coming over.
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we take the turkey out of the oven. and we said there's something different about the turkey. he never took the paper. we cracked up. we said if you didn't take the innards out, did you wash the turkey? no. infectious stupidity. the craziest guy you have seen in your life. filthy. the bluest mouth you have seen in your life. that's how you have to laugh. he's gone, but we will never forget bob saget. you need to know it's me, i love you, and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. >> i think, you know, part of it is the joke is on us. so many people who knew bob saget oren joyed him on his most successful programs, they were the most pg programs. but, george, can you speak to this. he was only 65. this is just -- this is so shocking. we don't have any answers.
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and it's -- i think people are sort of beside themselves for how suddenly this has happened. >> this is true. but one thing about bob, he was 65. but about bob, it doesn't matter how long you live. it's how you enjoy your life while you're living. and i'll tell you what, he had a good time. he made everybody laugh. we have never ever have seen his face without a smile or making you smile. to his wife sherry and current wife kelly and all the kids, this is a guy that is going to be missed. but i'll tell you what, the more you think about him, the more you start to laugh. the joke is on you, america. you think he was going to see fred sanford and, boom, who the heck is this guy. that was bob. when you see him live, you say did he just say what i think i said. just filthy. >> the reason i think we're both
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smiling is we can see how much you loved him. and there is really something special about that. there really is. one of the things when you hear from members of the comedy community, yes, he made you laugh. but it is always interesting which comedian makes other comedians laugh. but you really just liked him. we are hearing that again and again the last few hours. >> listen, he was good people, and he came from good people. i was at his home for dinner. we were kids -- not kids, but 20s. his daddy was crazy. his mom dolly would say you talk a filthy mess. and his dad would say do it, do it, do it. he would egg him on, do it, do it, do it. the sister, the nephew. i knew them all. one time they threw a party for me in my house to give me a surprise party. i went what the hell is going on. they were all dressed crazy like i didn't know who everybody was.
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he insisted on cooking again. that's when buffalo wings first came out. and my house smelled like grease for three months. he couldn't cook but demanded to cook. an awesome friend. i wish everybody had a friend like bob saget. >> i said this last hour. truly like he was the person when you thought of a dorky dad, danny tanner, who he played on "full house", is the person that you would think of. he was sort of this iconic dorky dad. but part of the reason i think america loved him so much was how much love he showed for that family, right? that was really the hallmark of his character, and it wasn't fake. >> never fake. you can see that in all his shows. when the camera came on, you saw his smile first. that's the first thing you saw was his smile. that's the first thing you need to do to sell yourself. speaking of smile, i sent him to my dentist. he and i had the same dentist. that's where he got that
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beautiful smile. i had them all go to my dentist. jerry sign field, rosie o'do o'donnell. everybody had to go to my dentist. i was in charge of the group. >> if you are all going to make everybody laugh so much, you better go to a good dentist. it ends up being hugely important. >> when we were young, just out of college, nobody had the money to go get a perfect smile. this is my smile now. i just did his podcast three months ago. and i just talked to him on the phone two months ago. what a great guy. just a lovely friend. and i wish you guys could have known him. it seems you know him. that's how good he was. >> he made a big impact on everyone growing up in the decades. i like people who knew him from watching "full house". i lookic to send clips of his standup. and they're like what? what is that? >> that is not the same guy.
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no way danny tanner could talk like that. >> george wallace, again, we're so sorry for your loss. we thank you for sharing the memories of your friend. you know what, he will live on in your smile, that bright smile of yours whenever you think of him. >> he was live on. bob, wherever you are, i love you, and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. thank you, bre. thank you, john. >> thanks, george. so one of the worst fires in new york city has experienced in modern times. that is how mayor eric adams described this fire in the bronx on sunday that killed 19 people, including 9 children. survivors talking about what it was like to get hit with the fire's thick, choking smoke. >> i was scared. i was really scared. i was scared. i mean, that smoke really hit me. >> by the time i got to the exit and i had the mask on, i couldn't even see. i thought i went blind. i couldn't even see. >> that is daisy mitchell right
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after the fire. and she is with us now. she lives on the 10th floor of the building where this happened. daisy, thank you so much for being with us. can you just tell us a little bit. start at the beginning. when did you first realize there was a fire in the building? >> okay. when i realized there was a fire in the building, my husband opened the door. he said, wow, i smell something burning. it was a fire. he said, baby, get dressed. and i said for what? but the alarm was going off for a while so i didn't pay it no mind. when i opened the door and went out there, i passed out. it was devastating. it was, like, real scary. and i went to the elevator. they said, no, don't take the elevator. i went to the stairs to open the door, and it blew me back in the house. i panicked. i said let me in the house. i can't see. i'm blind. i can't see. i can't see. if i stayed out there another three seconds, i would have been gone too.
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and i feel bad about the people. it's scary. this morning i didn't want to leave the building. i said let me just go and do what i've got to do and get it over with. >> look, it is an incredible loss when you look at the people who were gone and still the people who were injured with life-threatening injuries as well. tell us -- so you got down through stairs; is that right? can you tell us about exiting the building. did you see other people? what kind of state were they in? >> yes. it was like we was going down. and there were so many puppies and dogs laying in the exit that was dead. and it was hard going down because there was no backup lights. now i'm coming out now they have lights. they are cleaning the building now. and it was really sad. i can't even talk about it, you know, because we just moved there. i just moved there.
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i have never seen nothing like it before. i hope i don't have to go through it again. it is devastating to see the stretchers and the people who died, kept coming out on stretchers. and the puppies laying in the exits, the dogs and all this. it's really sad. i don't know nobody in the building. i stayed to myself. buff it's really bad. i feel bad for the families. i give all my love and blessings go out to the families, you know, to their loved ones. >> daisy, you mentioned the exit stairs were not lit. there is also a question about doors that should have been self-shutting, right? doors that should have closed on their own, fire doors, to keep smoke and fire in certain places. >> exactly. >> can you shed any light on that? what were the condition of doors in the building that were supposed to close? did the doors close? >> yes, they closed. but when the guys go and make tkhr rounds in the building, the
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doors stay open. they slam to let you know they are doing their rounds and stuff. they slammed the doors real hard, you know. and the building is okay. but after today, what i've seen, i don't think i can deal with this any more, you know. >> you don't think you can stay there? >> no. no. i don't think so, no. i can't. and my husband, he's sick. i'm taking care of him. he lives there, and i'm with him, watching over him, you know. that's not the place for him. >> have you had, daisy, safety concerns about the building? >> yes. really. i mean, i don't talk with nobody. i don't communicate with nobody. we stay to ourselves. we don't bother to anybody. we stay to ourselves. that's it. and i don't want to know anybody. it's better off being by yourself. that's what we do, we stay to ourselves. >> do you feel like the building
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is in good condition? >> no, i really don't think so. i really don't think so. >> how so? can you tell me? >> how so? well, hey -- they're not all okay. there's a lot of hanging out. maybe because i don't know the people. but we stay in the house. i go to work, come home, take care of my husband. it's don't feel comfortable. >> well, daisy, i thank you for being with us. t it's devastating for so many who lost loved ones and you going through something so traumatic. we thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> all right. daisy mitchell with us. we're also going to talk to new york's mayor, new mayor eric adams about this tragedy, this huge fire. we'll have that coming up in here in a few minutes. up next, the fight to get kids back into classrooms. we're going to hear from a top doctor at a prominent children's hospital.
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for the fourth straight day, public school classes are canceled in chicago. not remote, just canceled. what is causing chicago teachers to keep moving the goalpost for the return to the classroom? john avlon has more in today's reality check. the headlines are striking, bre. chicago teachers defy orders to return to classroom under shadow of covid. chicago mayor demands teachers return. union officers proposal. it is all the more striking because they are headlines for
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one year ago but they apply almost exactly to the standoff we are seeing today. mayor lori lightfoot is heading into a second week where the local teachers union is resisting calls to resume in-person learning at public schools. but this is much more than covid groundhog day. a lot has changed in the last year, like vaccines. a year ago they were brand-new. with just 16.5 million doses administered january 20th, biden's inauguration day. now we've had 519 million doses given, according to the cdc. that is 74% of the u.s. population with one dose, including kids over the age of 5. so that's a very different ball game. even with the omicron variant tearing through the country, which seems to be far more contagious but less serious, at least if you're vaccinated. over the last year, we have learned remote schooling is a lousy substitute for in person. especially because it can take a serious toll on kids' mental
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health. not only that, we have learned a lot about the spread of covid in schools. according to the cdc, several studies show transmission among students is relatively rare, particularly when prevention strategies are in place. speaking of prevention strategies, congressional indicated $190 billion in covid relief to help america's schools reopen, funding ppe, improved ventilation, technology and tutoring programs. and get this, chicago received almost 2.8 billion in federal aid since march 20th, according to data analysis by chalk beat. for all the challenges that students still face from omicron, most of the chicago teachers union concerns about masks, ventilations from one year ago have been addressed, big time. as for testing challenges, 350,000 rapid tests will be september to chicago public schools courtesy of abbott labs.
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what's going on here? why are so many digging in their heels? it's not just chicago. big city mayors around the country have been tussling with teacher unions to keep schools open. some cities, like newark, new jersey are in remote mode this month, frustrating parents in the process. from president biden to lori lightfoot and new york city's eric adams, executives have committed to keeping schools open. that is meeting resistance from one of the most influential interest groups. some of the fights have been over vaccine mandates despite support from the nation's largest teachers union and the biden white house. and the conflict may be rooted in concerns over collective bargaining, let's face it. but between conservatives who oppose mandates and teachers union, usually blame everything imperfect in public education. it is not likely to school
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smoother as new york and l.a. to vaccine mandates for students in the fall. but a lot of the resistance breaks down simple logic. senator ted cruz tweets that covid mandates are wrong. schools have no right to get your 5-year-old vaccinated. he is for getting about mandates that have long existed for measles, mumps, polio and chickenpox. of course we politicized this pandemic to our detriment as a nation. and teachers unions are not immune. the same standards have got to apply if we're going to return our nation to something like sanity. so here's the deal. follow the data. get your kids vaccinated. and keep our schools open. and that's your "reality check." >> all right. john avlon, thank you so much for that. all right. joining me now is director of policy lab at the children's hospital of philadelphia, which has issued a new set of guidelines on how to safely keep
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schools open. dr. ruben, the implication here, and i know you believe this, is basically schools, you think, should stay open. why is it important to send this message? >> well, you know, since the beginning of the pandemic, kids -- children in particular have been asked to take on a burden to protect principally vulnerable adults in the community. last year we were dealing with a virulent virus. we had to admit schools can be settings where outbreaks to communities could occur. we had to make decisions between bad and worse and protect communities in time for vaccinations to arrive. when you fast forward now, we would argue at this point now that the public is vaccinated and we are fortunate enough to see a milder variant, though spreading rapidly, is causing mostly mild disease in children. and those who have been
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vaccinated. now you could argue that the detriment of continued social isolation, prevention -- not allowing kids to attend school and have access to education and all the services they receive, these are greater risks to our country than the virus itself. >> that's the argument for schools that they should be open. you also lay out how you think they should be open. and on this list you put out, number four is discontinue required weekly testing of asymptomatic people. stop regular or weekly scheduled testing unless you have symptoms. why? >> well, you know, i think -- you know, we have been traumatized the last two years. the goal last year was to expose any exposure risk because we were buying time for vaccination. particularly with omicron, most people having milder infections, we're chasing milder infections. it no longer makes sense given the widespread transmission
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chasing asymptomatic individuals or those with milder disease. our plan, if we follow to the letter of the law testing those who were exposed or those with mild illness, we couldn't have work, we couldn't have school given the rate of transmission now. we need to change the perception. our hospital put out this. we no longer need to test asymptomatic individuals or test those with milder disease. they could self-isolate. basically if you're sick, stay home. wear a mask while you're in school until the worst is over. otherwise, if you're asymptomatic, we're all exposed, go to school. wear your mask. let someone know if you have symptoms so you can be removed from the classroom. otherwise, we need to get back to school. >> the guidance, if you're sick, stay home, it makes it sound like covid now, with omicron, might be a lot like other
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illnesses we deal with. and that might be the very point you're making. >> exactly. we understand that, you know, the teachers are the backbone of this country and your nation's education system. we have all been traumatized. if you start to think about where we are now and not what covid was a year ago but now, particularly for those who are vaccinated, you would realize in the winter season we had a bad flu season. and so, you know, once you do that, you recognize that we're really asking people to hit reset on their perceptions that this is now acting more like a seasonal virus and therefore the kind of interventions we do should match that expectation. >> dr. david rubin, thank you for joining us this morning. one of the great institutions in the country.
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thank you for what you and your colleagues do. >> you're welcome. breaking overnight, a judge ruled in favor of novak djokovic and his status over the vaccine status. is he going to play in the australian open? what the star revealed about his actions after he tested positive. next, the brother of a police officer who died after defending the u.s. capitol on january 6th speaks out for the first time on national tv as a court hears the case of whether donald trump can be held liable. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger. nicorette knows, quitting smoking is freaking hard.
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just hours from now, a federal judge will consider for the first time whether former president trump is immune from legal liability related to the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol by his supporters. capitol police officer brian sicknick bravely fought to protect the capitol that day and
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later died. the new jersey native military veteran was only 42. joining me now is one of brian's older brothers, ken sicknick. ken, thank you so much for being with us today. we are so sorry for your loss. i know this was the one year anniversary of your brother's death. how are you holding up? >> okay. the best way for me to handle it and everybody handles those things differently, was to avoid social media and avoid media in general for at least those two days. >> you're talking about the an ava anniversary itself. it has cast a shadow over the entire nation. what does that day mean to you? >> it changed my view of a lot of things. it changed my view of the -- i mean, i'm going to be pejorative, the monster that
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created the situation to begin with. it changed my view of how people react to media events. it's become quite tribal. whether you're on one side or the other. it's opened my eyes to the community out there that is supportive of law enforcement. it's opened my eyes to my brother's -- brothers and sisters in law enforcement e on what they do on a daily basis and it gives me much greater appreciation for who they are and what they do every day. >> it has also opened your eyes how to deal with loss like this. what have you learned? >> i don't think -- you can read all the books you want, read all the advice columns you want. everybody deals with loss their own way. i still don't -- to this day, i'm still not comfortable dealing with it. i am comfortable talking about it. i'm comfortable talking about my
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brother. a lot of people say, i'm sorry i brought that up. i say, no, i want to talk about him every moment i can. that's how i deal with it. i still haven't really decided or figured out the best way to deal with that. and, you know, supporting my -- you know, having my older brother, craig, you know we're supporting each other and supporting my parents and other family members. it's just, you know, you have to -- sometimes you're more worried about the others than you are about yourself. and you kind of disappear. >> yeah. look, you need to check in on yourself through these things because it is a struggle, constant struggle. i do want to ask you, you referred to, and these were your words, the monster responsible for all of this. i think you're talking about the former president donald trump. and this is the way he talks about that day. listen. >> they never show helicopter
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pictures of that incredible crowd because its the largest crowd i have ever spoken before. i never had a crowd -- i have never seen a crowd that big. >> it was massive. >> in the real number, i won't say. it will be a headliner. oh, he exaggerated the number. >> he's talking about the rally held before the riot at the capitol. what is it like for you to hear about him bragging about the crowd size? >> he's a narcissist. not once, at least that i have heard, has he ever mentioned the five police officers that died because of the events of that day. not just my brother, but the others. they shortly afterwards committed suicide. and it was directly related to what happened that day. you can't tell me any different. he's so blinded by his own -- by himself that he can't see what he caused, the pain. i mean, just the damage to the capitol building alone. and all he can think about is
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how many people were at his rally. the guy is -- i can't say any more because we will probably have to censor it. >> what are your hopes for the january 6th committee and the house? >> i'm fully supportive of it. of everybody on that committee and the commission. in particular the two republicans. because they are standing up for what's right. they're not worried about their political careers. they're doing what i believe and what my family believes are the right things to do. >> ken, i've got to ask you -- >> so hopefully -- >> i have to ask you, sorry, about what you're wearing. what have you got there? >> shortly after he died, i was trying to figure out a way to thank all the people that helped my family, all the police officers, the new jersey state police that escorted us down to his memorial service in february. a friend of mine from high school who is a lieutenant with
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the new jersey police department. and all the united states capitol police officers and the friends and the people that helped me out. so i decided to make up some custom jerseys to help remember my brother. it has his badge number on it. it has the symbol on the front, a plaque that was made in the capitol police department. and also at the mcguire air force base. that he was in the 108th wing with. so it was one of the ways that i thought i can probably, you know, it's a small token of my appreciation. i can never thank them enough. >> well, i can see you wearing it with pride. ken, thank you for being with us this morning. please take care of yourself too. appreciate it >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. so 19 people killed in a new york tower tragedy. what happened inside the
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it is the deadliest fire in new york city in decades. 19 people, and that includes nine children, killed in an apartment building fire in the bronx. there are so many questions still unanswered here about how this happened. and joining us now is new york city's mayor eric adams. mayor, thank you so much for being with us. i think we have all watched in horror as we heard the stories from folks coming out of this building and looking at the death toll. are you expecting that death toll to climb? >> we're unschur right now. we believe, unfortunately, it
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may. we have 19 dead, as you mentioned. ten adults and nine of them are children. i think every parent right now is holding its babies, children a little closer. it impacts us all as a parent. i felt it when i saw the number of children we lost in this fire. >> there's so many people still, right, in the hospital with life-threatening -- in life threatening condition. >> yes. we have several people in critical condition right now. we pray to god they're able to pull through. but we know this has impacted the lives of so many. and we may have the possibility of increasing the loss of life. >> so we understand here -- this was really a smoke issue that killed so many people. the smoke spread quickly because doors were left open, as we understand it. should those doors have closed automatically? >> yes, they should have. we have a law here in new york city that requires doors to
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close automatically. we are looking at it, through the investigation with the fire marshalls who will be extremely thorough in the investigation. we are looking if there was some form of malfunction with the doors. we want to double down of the psa that i learned as a child, close the doors. we will partner with fdny, putting out psas. i communicated with the chancellor. we are going to have instructions inside our schools. such a powerful message can save so many lives. and i have say that not to put additional pressure on that family. because muscle memory during a traumatic period, you know, we leave the doors open. and it's just that we need to make sure we give the right instruction to save lives. and i'm going to do that. >> so the property management company here told the "washington post" that there were self-closing doors. is that your understanding? do you have any information
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about whether they were working properly? >> yes. we were told and instructed that there were self-closing doors. we just need to look at the door to that apartment to see if there was any form of malfunction. we can't make that determination until the fire marshalls conduct their investigation. but the doors in the building did have self-closing mechanism. we are just looking at that specific door. >> there was one tenant who said that actually the smoke alarms went off frequently in this building. so it was normal to assume that it was nothing because it so often was nothing. what concern does that raise for you? >> that's part of the investigation. we're going to look at the system and ensure that the alarm system didn't repeatedly malfunction. and this is a wakeup call for all of our buildings. do property testing, make sure complaints are are he peted, smoke alarms going off without any real smoke or fire. we need to make sure these
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systems operate because they save lives. that is something we want to focus on. remember, 1989 we had the happy lands fire. we learned from that. we made modifications in our laws and building code. we will learn from this as well. the only way we can get it right and prevent a tragedy of this proportion is continue to make sure we rectify and correct any problems that we see. >> we spoke earlier in the show with a tenant there who said that on the exit stairwells there were no lights. at least where she was. have you heard that? should there have been lights on those stairwells? >> we're looking at all of those requirements. and remember, the building was filled with dark smoke. when i spoke with the firefighters and the commissioner, they said it was thick, dark smoke, that you were really unable to see in front of you. and that could have distorted some of the views. but when you go into the
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building with the fire marshalls and other building inspectors, we're going to determine exactly what happened here and make modifications accordingly. >> do you have reason to believe that this building did not conform to fire code? >> no, i do not. i believe that based on the preliminary reports that it was up to the these buildings were built prior to the new fire codes put in place and once we have the report from the fire marshal, we will be able to make a thorough evaluation of what needs to be done and how we move forward. >> so they were built before some of those fire codes were put in place. have they been updated to reflect the current fire code? >> well, it depends on what the actual code is, how the ventilation systems are laid out, so there's a series of things that you can make those corrections immediately, and there are some things where builders received waivers and all of that will come out during
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the report that the fire marshals will put in place. >> mayor, i'm so incredibly sorry. i'm so incredibly sorry for your city and the bronx. it is devastating to watch what has happened there and we'll be looking for more answers in the days to come. mayor, thank you. >> thank you. just ahead, the stunning loss of bob saget at the age of 65. alabama, georgia, tonight for the college football championship. we'll hear from the two mayors of the cities where those colleges are and i got to tell you, they're already talking trash. it■s hard eating healthy. unless you happen to be a dog. i brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein. those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks!
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georgia. if alabama wins it will be their second in a row and nick saban's eighth title as college football coach. if georgia wins it will be the first for the bulldogs since 1980. joining us is kelly from home of the bulldogs. mayor, i want to start with you, georgia fan, you posted on twitter last night, what's the most right up to the line thing i could say about alabama on cable tv without getting banned from cnn? mayor, what did you come up with? don't worry about crossing the line. >> well, i appreciate that very much. i have high hopes for tonight. you know, in the same way that it took luke skywalker a little while to vanquish cart vader, we'll do the same. we have our burdens to bear, licking our wounds from recent challenges. mayor maddox happens to live in bam. we both worked in public education. you have to worry about your
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middle school students getting married and dropping out, challenges abound. >> i was going to say, that's pretty milquetoast but you snuck one in at the end. mayor maddox, you wrote "if we win, alabama football will go to the white house and kaitlan collins will definitely be there." to coach saban's credit, we have been there so much in the last 15 years, we would be happy to give you a tour. you better deliver on that, right, or else you're doing sort of a victory dance before you've won? >> well, the truth be known is that none of us could really have much control over this. coach saban and the players and coach smart and the georgia players. we take great pride in the fact that we're home of college football's best team year in, year out, and the program and its results speak for itself and really proud, this year was not supposed to be the year, and for us to be in a position to take
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home georgia and have a chance to win a championship is gratifying. for all of us in tuscaloosa, we'll let the winning speak for itself. those that talk, talk, but in the end, the championships matter. >> mayor kertz, you said it took a while for luke skywalker to defeat darth vader. in saying that, are you saying alabama's your daddy? [ laughter ] >> i think all of us have family trees that are not happy places. i think we know that. now, i'd like to ask mayor mat dox, is he willing to put something on the line? i found with the mayors of clemson and with florida that if i laid a wager, that we came out successful, so i want to say mayor maddox, are you willing to put anything on the line here? >> oh, absolutely. i'm still waiting for the last mayor of athens to send over. absolutely. >> so what is the major then?
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obviously this has to be something where you're kind of eating crow if your team does not win. so let's start with you, mayor girtz. what would you be willing to do or mayor or maddox, what would challenge mayor girtz to do? >> well, what we've done with the city of auburn, mayor anchors in auburn, we tried to do something positive with the community. we either do, if auburn wins i make a donation to the boys and girls club of east alabama and if alabama wins, he makes a donation to tuscaloosa pre-k initiative. we have a lot of fun doing the bets but we serve great communities and helping these communities has been kind of the way that we've done it in t tusc tuscaloosa. >> that sounds great. i will deliver a check to the charity of your choice in an alabama hat if we lose, and i will challenge you to do the same. >> absolutely, i would love to come over to athens -- not if we
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lose, by the way, but i would be happy to do so. i think that would be a great thing for the charity of our choice and our two great cities. >> mayor girtz, mayor maddox, thank you for both being with us. it's on the record. it's on the record. we know where you'll be watching tonight. good luck to you both. >> thanks, roll tide. >> thanks, go dawgs. >> "new day" continues right now. >> good morning to our viewers here in the the u.s. and around the world. it is monday, january 10th and i'm brianna keilar with john berman. it's time to wake up san francisco, i'm danny tammond. >> actor and comedian bob saget was found dead in his room at the ritz-carlton yesterday. no sign of foul play or drug use. he was just 65. he tweeted on saturday night after his final standup show i


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