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good morning, america. thank you for starting your tuesday morning with us. president trump and the latest with iran. president trump's new move after that attack on the world's oil supply, now claiming iran was likely behind it but saying he doesn't want war with anybody despite his locked and loaded threat. this as gas prices climb. no end in sight. nearly 50,000 united autoworkers striking again this morning after late-night negotiations failed. now the race against the clock to strike a deal and how it could affect the economy. i have no idea what happened. >> massive explosion. the new drone video showing the aftermath of that deadly building blast killing a fire captain, injuring six others, what an employee noticed just
moments before. cure for the common cold? the new research just published. the medical discovery. dr. ashton is here. lucky to be alive. the 3-year-old spotted dangling 13 stories up. how he was saved just in time. first on "gma," the new interview with beloved "jeopardy" host alex trebek. >> as long as i can walk out and greet the audience and the contestants and run the game, i'm happy. >> his important health update. the news he's sharing right here on "gma" as he valiantly continues to face pancreatic cancer. ♪ my uptown girl and stepping up for the uptown girl. christie brinkley's daughter sailor sweeping away the ballroom filling her injured mom's dancing shoes. what they're saying about that powerful performance on "gma" this morning. ♪ you know i'm in love with an uptown girl my uptown girl ♪
still thinking of that video, christie brinkley in the video. the hat and everything looking good. good morning, america. great to have you with us on this tuesday morning. you know how we love tuesdays. and what a performance in the ballroom, michael. >> absolutely. christie brinkley's daughter, sailor, she had just three days to rehearse and get ready for the premiere of "dancing with the stars." how do you think she did? >> really well. >> the audience definitely thought she did well and she nailed it according to them. she had a big standing ovation. much more on that ahead. i mean, they look exactly alike. if you look just closely you think you're looking at christie. >> i know. she's proud of her daughter. first, the latest on those tensions between the u.s. and iran after saying the u.s. was locked and loaded, ready to retaliate over that attack on key oil facilities in saudi arabia. president trump now appears to be taking a different stance saying he wants to avoid war. chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has the latest there in washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the secretary of state is squarely pointing the finger at
iran for the attacks and this morning, a senior official telling abc that a nearly intact cruise missile and drone were found which could be important evidence, but the president seems in no hurry to definitively pin the blame on iran or take any retaliatory action. the attack was brazen and highly sophisticated with more than 20 explosive-laden drones and nearly a dozen cruise missiles slamming into the oil facilities in saudi arabia leaving the world's largest refinery smoldering. but after a weekend of strong words and warnings, president trump now saying he suspects iran was behind the attacks but telling our jon karl he wants to be certain. >> we're having some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and we'll let you know. as soon as we find out definitively, we'll let you know, but it certainly looks that way.
>> reporter: a senior administration official telling abc news that there is an unclassified statement ready to be released showing no doubt iran carried out the strikes from its own soil including information that the attacks all came from the north. but the president was restrained in his comments on monday. >> i don't want war with anybody. i'm somebody that would like not to have war. >> reporter: in june after the u.s. accused iran of shooting down one of our drones, the u.s. military was close to being locked and loaded for a retaliatory strike only to have the president shut it down because he said he was worried about loss of life. and there were those oil tankers the u.s. said were struck by iran, as well. so what is his message to iran? >> i think i'll have a stronger message or maybe no message at all when we get the final results of what we're looking at but right now it's too soon to say. there's plenty of time. there's no rush. >> reporter: this morning, iran is saying there is no chance that iran's president will meet
with president trump next week at the u.n. and while the administration is figuring out how to respond to these attacks, experts are saying that within weeks, gas prices could rise 10 cents to 25 cents a gallon, michael. >> all right, martha, the world is watching. thank you so much for that. now we're going to turn to the latest on that major strike against general motors, nearly 50,000 united autoworkers protesting again today after another round of negotiations failed overnight. alex perez is in detroit with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. this is day two of this national strike. both sides have been the bargaining table since yesterday. union officials tell me they are nowhere near reaching a deal. i want you to take a look behind me here. you can see workers on the picket. this is pretty much what it has been like. workers marching and chanting here now.
they tell us this is all about better wages, better benefits and sharing in that $8.1 bon profit that gm made last year. a lot of these employees took concessions during that 2009 government bailout and they say that period is now over. michael. >> and, alex, as this strike drags on toulde a bigger long-term impact. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. this is not just about the workers or the automaker. it could impact the economy. each one of these employees experts say generates 6 to 7 jobs outside of the plant so that means suppliers, restaurants and other services. so if these employees are cutting back it could impact the greater economy overall. michael. >> all right, a lot of people depending on the deal. thank you so much, alex. amy. now to the investigation into that deadly explosion in maine. take a look at this new drone video showing the devastation following a massive blast that killed a firefighter and injured six other people. gio benitez is there on the
scene in farmington with the very latest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. those firefighters were investigating a gas odor when that building just exploded and take a look behind me, because nothing is left behind. now a family and a community are in mourning. >> i have no idea what happened. >> reporter: this morning, the dramatic images from the scene of a deadly building explosion that killed a veteran firefighter. new drone video capturing what used to be a massive building. >> the impact blew our walls off and everything is ruined by it. it is what it is. just thankful to be aleve. >> reporter: authorities had been called out to a special needs center following reports of a gas leak. >> propane problem at that location. could be a leak. >> reporter: when firefighters were investigating, the two-story builng exploded killing 68-year-old captain michael bell and injuring six others. as bell's body was removed we saw his colleagues paying tribute. overnight, a vigil for the fallen firefighter.
>> we feel it's important to support the town and show that we care for our first responders and the people who really try to help others. >> reporter: a maintenance worker from the building reporting a gas odor monday morning. employees evacuating. this morning, as authorities sift through the rubble, employees are calling that maintenance worker who reported the odor a hero. >> if he hadn't been putting tables away in the basement at that time we all would have been in the building when that happened. >> reporter: and we should tell you that this blast was so big that some of the surrounding homes in this area, they were damaged here but thankfully none of the residents were injured. now, investigators are trying to figure out what caused this explosion. robin. >> want to know that. all right, gio, thank you. now to that growing fire threat out west prompting evacuations in utah last night. dry and gusty winds are fueling flames, power even cut to tens of thousands of customers in high fire danger areas. ginger back from l.a. tracking it all for us. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, robin.
some of the numbers we saw, 50 to 76-mile-per-hour gusts, this is the francis fire. it's just south of salt lake city. this was about 200 acres burning and they did have those evacuations in place but then the front passed and the threat lifted and they lifted the evacuations. i think there could be more today. there's a front diving to the south so there is a high wind warning for gusts up to 65 miles per hour in parts of wyoming and the red flag warnings exist still in southeastern utah. this is going to keep moving to the east and we have to worry about the tropics which i'll tell you about in a bit. michael. >> now to breaking new developments in the vaping crisis. another death, this comes as the cdc sounds the alarm activating its emergency operation center and steve osunsami is there in atlanta with more. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. there was yet another death as you just said connected to the use of e-cigarettes. another person struggling to breathe who didn't make it.
here in atlanta the u.s. centers for disease control is putting together its best minds, activating an emergency operations center in response to the cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use or vaping. their latest numbers, six people dead across six states and 380 cases of lung illness reported across 36 states and the u.s. virgin islands. health officials from coast to coast are encouraging e-cigarette users to stop vaping until they can figure out what is causing people to get sick. amy. >> yeah, we certainly hope people will heed those warnings. steve, thank you. now to that possible medical breakthrough. researchers at stanford university and ucsf making a big discovery that could help lead to a cure for the common cold. dr. ashton is here with all the details. all right, dr. ashton, tell me about this scientific advance. is it a cure? >> not yet, but possibly. and we need to tell our grandmas, you can put the garlic away because it does look like
they're on to something here. in the past the virus that causes the common cold is sneaky. so it evades targeting. we can't disable that virus. what they did at ucsf and stanford is, they actually targeted the receiver of the virus so, if you think of it like this lock and key, if the lock is actually the cell that gets infected, the key is the virus. instead of disabling this, they disabled the protein on the cell that is found to be nonessential so that virus cannot infect those cells. not just important for the common cold but also that enterovirus which has been implicated in that acute flaccid myelitis. very, very interesting research. >> what are the next steps? >> not ready for prime time. this was tested in mice and have to develop a drug that blocks the protein in cells and they have to test it so until that time, wash your hands, sneeze into your arm, and maybe keep listening to grandma for a little while longer.
>> all right, jen, thank you. >> always listen to grandma and you too, jen. new trouble for antonio brown, the embattled nfl star facing multiple new allegations this morning accused of sexual misconduct, refusing to pay former employees. paula faris has the latest details. >> reporter: this morning, more accusations against antonio brown. a new allegation has surfaced involving another claim of sexual misconduct by the new england patriots star. according to an article published monday in "sports illustrated," an unnamed female artist accuses him of unwanted advances while she was painting a mural of him at his pittsburgh home two years ago. >> she alleges that while she was working kneeling down in front of a wall in front of brown's house, she turned around to find him standing behind her naked except for a hand towel. she told him to stop, she went back to work and told him she was not interested in his advances. >> reporter: according to s.i., the woman is not pursuing
charges for remuneration, though she was bothered by his alleged behavior. brown's lawyer responding on social media tweeting, antonio brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published "sports illustrated" article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities. the article also raises questions about brown's character, detailing various lawsuits against him in which he's accused of refusing to pay several past employees for their work and their services. according to "sports illustrated," brown is named in a half dozen lawsuits for unpaid debts. abc news has obtained three of those complaints which include a doctor, a former personal assistant and a trainer, all saying brown stiffed them for thousands. >> the pattern seems to be that antonio brown asks these people to do work for him and charms them into entering a business relationship with him and when the bill comes due antonio brown often goes awol. >> reporter: brown already facing a civil lawsuit in his
former trainer, brittany taylor, who on monday met with nfl officials after accusing him of three instances of sexual assault including rape in 2018. brown denies her allegations and his attorney says any sexual interaction with mr. brown was entirely consensual. >> antonio brown, the newest patriot. >> reporter: but brown's off the field problems don't appear to be affecting his time on the field. >> caught by brown! touchdown, new england. >> reporter: espn reporting brown is being allowed to play, not placed on the commissioner's exempt list, since there is no criminal investigation. >> catch and curl. antonio brown. >> reporter: and brown's lawyer says they will not be commenting any further on the new allegations as reported in "sports illustrated." as for britney taylor, who met with league officials on monday, the information gathered, it is crucial in determining the league's next steps. you guys, they could still bench him. remember, the league at the end of the day has the final say. >> we'll see what happens. >> thank you, paula. now to a "saturday night live" shake-up. the show firing one of its new
cast members before he even appeared on the broadcast. this comes after past racist remarks surfaced. chris connelly is tracking the latest from los angeles. good morning to you, chris. >> reporter: and good morning, michael. the news coming down on monday. comic shane gillis out at "snl" after just a few days amid a firestorm of criticism. from the stormy daniels allegations -- >> stormy, this is michael cohen. are you alone? >> yes. >> and what are you wearing? >> reporter: -- to the opioid crisis. >> i want to use heroin. but i also want to get stuff done. >> reporter: "saturday night live" doesn't steer clear of controversy in its sketches. recent days, though, have seen "snl" dealing with its own controversy. the show declaring in a statement on monday it is dropping one of its new hires, 31-year-old stand-up comic shane gillis. >> i took skoal out of my mouth to come up here. and i didn't vote for donald trump. it makes me like the nelson mandela of central pennsylvania. >> reporter: but a video of
gillis from about a year ago surfaced from "matt and shane's secret podcast" in which he mocked and mimicked a chinese accent and referred to asian people in chinatown with a slur. reaction immediate and unfavorable. gillis issued an initial statement saying, i'm happy to apologize to anyone who's actually offended by anything i said. i am trying to be the best comedian i can be, and sometimes that requires risks. pablo s. torre of espn's "high noon" tweeting it was only a risk because you and your hack friend are dumb enough to record it. enter democratic presidential candidate andrew yang. in a series of tweets on saturday, yang excoriated anti-asian racism and slurs but after going through gillis' work yang says he does not strike me as malignant or evil. i do not think he should lose his job. we would benefit from being more forgiving rather than punitive. the show opted otherwise, announcing his removal on monday, saying, we were not
aware of his prior remarks. the language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. gillis issuing a statement saying he respects the decision but it feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. i'm a comedian who was funny enough to get "snl." that can't be taken away. many on social media praised the decision. former "snl" cast member rob schneider did not, tweeting, i am sorry you had the misfortune of being a cast member during this era of cultural unforgiveness. many different perspectives. "snl's" new hires do include bowen yang who will become the first chinese-american cast member in the show's soon-to-be 45 seasons on the air. as for presidential candidate andrew yang, he tweeted that he hopes to sit down with gillis soon. guys. >> we'll see if that happens. all right, thanks so much, chris. and we have a lot more coming up this morning. next, our one-on-one with alex trebek. the new developments in his health battle. he is opening up first right here on "gma" this morning.
and baseball legend david ortiz, big papi, now taking us inside those terrifying moments. the shooting that nearly killed him and the doctors who saved big papi's life. but first, let's go back to ginger. >> i have to start with southeast texas, houston, galveston, houston, if you are watching you are about to have a ton of rain. you're in a flash flood watch for up to ten inches over the next couple of days. that thing hanging off the gulf has been trying to become a tropical cyclone. it does not. it doesn't matter what it becomes. all the way up to lufkin through the end of the week we'll be watching for those heavy rains and check in on humberto because it is a hurricane and could become a major hurricane by tomorrow as it passes north of bermuda. they're in a tropical storm watch. six to 11-foot waves and rip currents from north carolina to florida. please don't get in the water. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the tuesday trivia sponsored by amazon.
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morning america" opening up about his health now, and cooper! did you eat all of your treats? >> announcer: this is an abc news special report. good morning, everyone. we're coming on the air at this hour with with breaking news and it is sad news for all of us here at abc. our long-time colleague and friend, cokie roberts, has passed away at the age of 75 from complications from breast cancer. a pioneer in political journalism, a best selling author and historian, a devoted mother and grandmother. she has been a mainstay of abc's political coverage. her insight invaluable, her remarkable career spanning decades, facing off with presidents and political leaders. her interviews with first ladies. she was a co-anchor and
contributor of abc's "this week." cokie roberts grew up with a front row seat to washington and democracy. her father, hail bogs, was a house majority lead terror died in a plane crash. cokie who considered the family business decided to report on it, write about it, witness it along with the rest of us. she had a brilliant mind matched only by her kindness, her grace, her wit. here's robin roberts on the trailblazing legacy of cokie roberts. >> reporter: she's been a fixture behind the news desk for over 40 years. >> we're following two major stories tonight. >> reporter: reporting on the stories that shaped generations. >> president clinton's problems with gennifer flowers -- >> reporter: journalism was her calling, but politics, well, that was cokie's passion. as a reporter and author, she trail blazed her way through an industry where women were just breaking through. her full name was mary martha
corrine morrison claiborne roberts. but anyone who knew her affectionately called her cokie. >> thank you for having me and please call me cokie. >> i will. i'm from the south too. >> reporter: born in louisiana in 1943, cokie roberts was the daughter of long-time u.s. representatives hail and lindy boggs who served the people of new orleans for 46 years. >> the other women who were in washington when i was growing up, we watched them run everything. we watched them run the political conventions, campaigns. >> reporter: through her parents, she enjoyed a front row seat to history and politics which shaped her interest in washington. learning the world of congress the way other children learned to walk and talk. as a young girl, she considered joining the family business, but in college her interest in journalism was strengthened by her future husband, steve roberts. but her love and close ties to washington were never far
behind. president lyndon b. johnson famously even attended her wedding i 1966. she began working as an anchor in washington at 21, and shortly after headed to new york to work as a reporter. >> it was essentially reporting and then writing very brief little stories, and i loved it. >> reporter: before landing at national public radio as a political commentator -- >> announcer: from abc news -- >> reporter: but in 1988, she found her home right here. >> the american people don't want this to go on. >> he can't do another i didn't inhale and i wasn't ever drafted. >> reporter: at abc news working as a contributor on "this week," cokie's razor sharp mind -- >> your definition of womanizing. >> most women know it when they see it, senator. >> reporter: matched only by her infinite kindness when the cameras stopped rolling. >> three cameras here. you must be a very important person. >> oh, i don't know about that.
>> reporter: and always, always a smile, that giggle, her sense of humor. "this week" would become her home, co-anchoring the show with sam donaldson from 1996 until 2002. from there she would become a staple of abc news political coverage, interviewing presidents, politicians, and first ladies, embodying the idea of journalistic integrity and female empowerment. >> i hate to say it, jon, but it's a female thing. women do work together a lot. >> much more so than their husbands. >> much more so than men. >> thank you, thank you. >> reporter: she would write several "new york times" best sellers, recounting the untold and remarkable contributions of women in american history. >> when i started out in the world of work, it was illegal for women to become generals or admirals. so there's a huge change in the years that i've been plowing this turf. >> reporter: received countless
awards, bye sighted as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting, and hold more than 30 honorary degrees, inspiring students with words at commencements all across the country. >> you must look at the institutions of government, politics, business, the academy, journalism, and hold them accountable to the people they are supposed to serve. >> reporter: in 2002, battling breast cancer and bravely facing going on the air wearing a wig. >> i felt going on the air in a wig that i looked really goofy and election night 2002 it was my best wig. it was the human hair wig, not the synthetic hair wig, and i thought it just looked awful, so i don't know, it's hard. >> reporter: cokie, always the inspiration for those who have the privilege and were blessed to work by her side. she made each one of her fellow colleagues better by always striving for the best and by
always remembering and reminding us all to keep the compassion in journalism. >> thank you for your support. it's important. >> reporter: cokie roberts, the beloved mother of two, grandmother of six, and a legend to us all. >> and she is certainly going to be missed. i'm going to bring in now george stephanopoulos, of course a colleague and a friend. george, as you know, cokie never missed an election night, an inauguration, a political roundtable, a political special report and you were there alongside her for so much of it. >> i was thinking how much i missed her just last thursday at the debate. i actually e-mailed her a few hours before the debate saying i wish you were here, couldn't wait to hear your perspective on all the candidates. she shot right back to me saying how much she missed being there as well. but she was a fixture. she was a pioneer, and to go back to that phrase, she never really left the family business
because the family business for cokie roberts for her family was not just politics but public service in the broadest sense of the word and she brought that spirit to her journalism. i mean, she really knew the world, knew that entire world so deeply from the inside. she knew the players. she knew the institutions, she knew how the system worked, and she had such a gift for translating that, for bringing that to all of our viewers, all of her listeners on npr, explaining what was going on in washington in a way that makes sense. that's why she was a fixture on all of our broadcasts, whether it was election night, midterm elections, state funerals, inaugurations, conventions. she knew everyone. she knew the issues. she knew it all. she delivered and she communicated with such a charm and everyone has said it, robin said it in her piece, i worked side by side with cokie for so many years as you saw in robin's piece.
i've also had to face her sometimes and that wasn't always so much fun being on the other side of cokie roberts but what was always a pleasure and has always been a pleasure is just being by her side as a friend, as a colleague. infinite kindness, warmth. the first question would be how are your kids? she knew it was important and she communicated that. >> yes, her family was most important above and beyond all politics. george, thank you so much for those thoughts. i want to bring in long-time colleague and friend sam donaldson. i know you're joining us by phone. i would love to hear your thoughts, your fondest memories of cokie. >> well, what a loss. we think the great ones are always going to be there and when someone like cokie is gone, it's going to break our hearts whether we want it to or not. we all loved her. george has been correct in talking about her many skills. she was a great reporter.
she knew washington. she was from new orleans. she was born in the capital, she said, and her father, hail boggs, majority leader for so long. lyndon johnson attended her wedding. she knew everybody in town. there's a side of her and you got a glimpse of it in the piece that we just heard, on the david brinkley show, cokie was a wonderful addition to that program, george, i and david, the guys, we needed her, and finally we got her. i'll never forget the day when john tower, then nominated to be secretary of defense, he was under heavy criticism from his critics on capitol hill though. he came to the brinkley show and announced without being asked -- we hadn't had a chance to do it -- that he would give up alcohol because people said he drank too much if he were
confirmed. i said, senator, a lot of your critics say you're also a womanizer. he said what's a womanizer? i fumbled around and cokie spoke up and fixed him with a steely glare and said, senator, i know one when i see one. and i mean, he was punctured. she did so many things that were tough and take no prisoners. i recall another time, the clinton problem with the white house intern, mr. clinton's private lawyer, not his white house lawyer, came to the brinkley show one day and had to defend the fact that the clinton camp was saying oral sex was not sex because he had famously said he had had no sexual occasions
with that woman. cokie looked at him and said, sir, you think you can convince your wife of that? once again, the poor guy, a very fine lawyer, got up during the break, tried to find the door and walked into one of the lights and almost knocked it over in the studio. >> she was certainly, sam, a voice and a perspective that this country needed and will always remember. we thank you for your thoughts of cokie roberts on this sad day. thank you so much. i want to bring in martha raddatz who worked alongside cokie roberts for nearly 30 years, martha. >> i did, amy, and her office riebt n right now is just down the hall from mine. she is just an extraordinary woman. george said, she knew it all but she was never a know-it-all. it was her office where you would go if you were having a bad day. it was her office if you wanted to talk about something personal. when cokie was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, she
was asked if that gave her a new perspective. she said she didn't need one because family was always first, and it was always first. we spent a great deal of time talking about our grandchildren, talking about our children. the thing that strikes me is how cokie wanted to contribute until the very end. like george, i was in touch with her just days ago, last week, about the houston debate. she wanted to be there. she appeared on "this week" a month ago and it was clear she was having some health issues, but cokie said, i don't want this disease to get the better of me. well, i'll tell you, no disease will get the better of cokie roberts. she may have passed away but she was the best, amy. >> that is so true, martha. thank you for sharing those beautiful thoughts. i want to turn now to jon karl. i know you have so many memories of working with cokie roberts on those countless political
convention floors. >> oh, absolutely. when i think of politics, i think of cokie roberts. when i came to abc news more than 15 years ago, i was in awe of cokie roberts. she was somebody that i admired, i watched growing up. i couldn't think of things like a national political convention without thinking of cokie roberts there on the floor, being more recognizable than the people that she was interviewing. she told me -- i interviewed her on the floor of the 2016 democratic convention. she told me it was her 22nd national political convention. i think that may be a record. but she was a mentor, a friend, incredibly generous colleague. just a little over a week ago she took my daughter emily out to lunch. that was cokie roberts, somebody who would reach out and mentor young journalists. she was certainly somebody that
guided me through my first days at abc news. i miss her already. i love cokie roberts. >> thank you so much, jonathan, for sharing that. we want to bring in terry moran who also worked alongside cokie for so many years. terry, i want to hear your thoughts on this sad day. >> well, amy, she was a national treasure. cokie roberts, one of the great political journalists, and we experience that every day, that brilliant intelligence. as george pointed out, she brought that remarkable personal and family history. her dad was majority leader of the house of representatives. she knew everybody in washington for decades. as robin pointed out in the piece, that laugh, she brought a kind of sheer joy at the human comedy of american politics. she never lost a sense of fun about it all while never yielding to any kind of cynicism. she was an idealist, a fierce
anticipa patriot. i also want to mention her faith. she was a devout catholic and those of us who worked with her on some of those stories know how important her faith was to her, how much she lived it. she was somebody who walked the walk of the gospels. one of the things you've heard a lot is how kind she was to everyone. i went through a hard time in my own life, in my own faith life, and i will never forget how cokie was so understanding and so warm and so supportive. and i am not the only one. she's not only a national treasure, she's one of the greatest human beings i've ever known and i'm not the only person who would say that. her loss is a very deep one for all of us who loved her, for those who watched her, and for the country i think. >> her kindness superceded all of her other many qualities. terry moran, thanks so much. i want to bring in senior congressional correspondent mary bruce. we've been talking about her kindness and certainly she was a champion of women and she was a
mentor to you, was she not? >> amy, she was a mentor to me and to so, so many of us. when i was assigned to cover capitol hill, a role that she famously covered for more than a decade, she was the first person to reach out with advice and encouragement. when i came back to work after having my son, cokie was there, one of the first people with more advice and encouragement because her family was always, always the priority. cokie waslways there for me and so many other young women and men, pushing us to do better, not just supporting us but also pushing us in our reporting. she would often send out a note and fire back a couple questions trying to make our own reporting better. she never stopped questioning and her curiosity was simply limitless. just what an amazing example that set for all of us. as terry was saying, she found such great joy in covering all of it, especially capitol hill. she was very blunt about the fact that that was her side of
washington. she loved congress. it was in her blood. she shared that joy with all of us. she understood uniquely, i think, how difficult it is to really roll up your stooeleeves create change in washington and that informed her reporting deeply. she had this intense sense of civic duty. she was raised with it and she fulfilled her civic duty through educating voters, through her very no nonsense style. that is the legacy that she leaves with me and a lesson that she has shared with so, so many of us at abc and throughout the reporting world. >> mary, real quickly, tell us what you'll miss most about cokie roberts. >> oh gosh. the quick notes of encouragement, but when she would always reach out and tell us, what about this, why is it -- that official, have you
pushed him on this. she covered congress for so long and never stopped covering congress. she encged u to be better and also her advice about how to juggle it all, survive in washington, how to manage it. sitting next to her in the makeup room, the first question would be how is your family, how is everyone at home. she looked out for all of us and it's something that made not just abc but made all of us so much better. >> certainly true. i think truer words were never spoken. thank you for that, mary. we have lost a national treasure on this day and our hearts and our prayers and our thoughts go out toed fami the family of cok roberts. we are here to remember our incredible legacy. we return now to our regular programming. in some parts of the country that is "good morning america" and of course there will be a complete wrap-up tonight on "world news tonight" with david muir and you can get the latest
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. tensions running high. the president's latest move after that attack on the world's oil supply. the president now saying he doesn't want war with anybody despite his threat about being locked and loaded as gas prices are on the rise. on strike and no end in sight as almost 50,000 united autoworkers walking out again this morning after late-night, high-stakes negotiations fail, the race to make a deal and how it could affect you and your wallet. health alert. the new study about sleep, weight and why when you go to bed matters. who is most at risk and what parents should know this morning? dr. ashton is here to break it all down for you. ♪
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there's something about this tuesday that's a little different. so thank you for sharing your tuesday with us. >> you got your shoulders going. >> contagious. >> you know what, ginger flew all night. come on. >>e on, ginger, you got it. >> no, i'm here. i'm here. i'm ready. it was worth it. >> you took the red eye after being at "dancing with the stars." >> who needs more than three hours of sleep when you got dazzle like that. i'm ready to go. i'll share it all with you. it was so good. >> we can't wait to talk to you about it later on. it may be breakfast time but, you know, i can't wait for dessert. that's right, we got our instant pot challenge. this morning it is my turn, everybody. and i've called the man behind the popular youtube chaneel, "pressure luck." >> "pressure luck." >> there he is, jeffrey eisner, making one of my favorite treats. >> what is it? >> it is an apple crumble cobbler in an instant pot.
>> wow. >> i'm in. >> dessert for breakfast. >> i'll make sure i save a little piece. can we get some ice cream? >> while we wait for ice cream, we have headlines. zblmpts starting with those tensions between the united states and iran. president trump now appears to be shifting tone after he says the u.s. was locked and loaded ready to retaliate. back to martha raddatz with all the latest on this developing story. good morning. >> reporter: president trump now saying he does not want war with iran, but a senior official tells abc news that there is an unclassified report ready for release that shows there is no doubt that iran was responsible for the massive attacks on those saudi oil facilities. the officials saying that a nearly intact cruise missile and a drone believed to be from iran have also been found which could be important evidence but president trump said while he suspects iran is behind the attacks he wants to be certain about that and says he is in no
rush. but as those oil facilities smolder and the administration figures out how to respond, experts are saying that within weeks gas prices could rise 10 cents to 25 cents a gallon, amy. >> wow, affecting so many. martha raddatz, thank you for that. michael. now to that major strike against general motors. nearly 50,000 united autoworkers protesting again today after failed negotiations. let's go back to alex perez in detroit with the very latest. good morning again, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning once again, michael. both sides have been bargaining since yesterday around the clock but so far union officials say they are nowhere near making a deal. i want you to check out the scene behind me here. you can see workers on the picket line. this is pretty much what it has looked like here since this strike started. now these workers say this is go better wages, better benefits and sharing in that $8.1 billion profit that gm made last year. a lot of them took concessions during that 2009 government
bailout and say theriod is noer so day two of this strike is now under way and so far no end in sight. michael. >> all right, thank you so much, alex. we have some sad breaking news to share with our viewers in the west. cokie roberts, a staple here at abc news for 30 years passed away this morning at 75 years older suffering complications from breast cancer. the pioneering political journalist, historian, devoted wife, mother and grandmother lived an incredible life. growing up in the halls of congress, both her parents were members of the house of representatives. her father died in a plane crashened her mother was elected to fill her late husband's seat. cokie decided to write and report about what she witnessed, covering politics for decades. she began working as anchor a
21 years old. shortly after, headed to new york eventually joining us here at abc news in 1988. she co-an cord "this week" from 1988 to 2002. she was known for her sharp analysis, her kind heart and always enduring compassion. she interviewed presidents, politicians and first ladies. a ground-breaking journalist paving a path for so many of us women. she was named one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting and she was married to her husband steve for more than 52 years and had two children and six grandchildren. she leaves behind an incredible legacy not just for her family but for journalists everywhere. she'll be so extremely missed and we'll be right back.
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[ applause ] welcome back to "gma." and a lot of energy up here. thank you guys for being here this morning. [ applause ] great, great audience we have this morning. you know we're counting down to our big thursday show. celebrating 20 years right here in times square for "gma" and this morning we're sharing some of our favorite big stunts over the years, but before we get to that it is time for "pop news" with sara haines. what's up, sara? >> i'm here. we're going to start out with some music news. we begin with rapper lizzo. she must be feeling good as hell this morning. i n say that, i think.
her chart-topping single "truth hurts" is spending its third week at number one on the billboard chart and that puts her in some good company. lizzo just tied the record with her "hustlers" co-star cardi b for longest running number one song by a solo female rapper. when lizzo found out the news she took to instagram stories and posted the headline simply adding a mind blown emoji. i think it's safe to say, truth doesn't hurt. lizzo, that's awesome. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> and now to a special visitor to nasa. brad pitt stopped by nasa's operations center in washington, d.c., to speak with astronaut nick haig who is currently aboard the international space station. pitt is playing an astronaut in his latest film "ad astra" and he had an important question for haig. check it out.
>> now that i have you all the way up at the space station, let's talk about me. how did we do? how was our zero g? >> i got to tell you, it was really good. i got to imagine it was a lot easier for me to kind of enjoy the zero g than it was you whether it was cgi or hook to strings. >> now, that -- have you guys ever done that? >> no. i would, though. >> i would totally do that. >> but not in space. >> well, no, just in a safe little room in a nasa center. i don't have time for a big space retreat. but finally, maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. how about breakdancing. this pup is putting his best paw forward on the dance floor. deejay, let's give him some music. here we go. the person who caught the dancing duo said the break dancers have been putting on a show in the park for years and the dogs are super friendly but this one just wanted the spotlight so badly that he started dancing.
>> or he's scratching. >> no, i was going to say you know what that move is called, the scoot and spin. [ laughter ] >> wait, we can call that break dancing if you'd like. really using our imagination calling that something more than it is. >> right. [ laughter ] >> thank you. >> my dog does that, doesn't yours? >> i'm not going there. >> i'm good. thank you, sara. thank you just the same. now to our "gma" cover story. that high-flying "dancing with the stars" premiere. james van der beek tangoing to the top of the leaderboard and sailor brinkley-cook stepping into her mom's shoes and ginger got to go backstage and got the fly all night just to join us here. lucky you. >> i love a good red eye. it's so nice to be here. sailor brinkley-cook, i'm going to tell you we all have to get used to saying that name because she seamlessly jumped into the competition after her mom broke her arm in rehearsal. i think she has quite the future
on the show. but last night, the light was really shining too on james van der beek. an electric night on the dance floor, james van der beek nailing his dance with the highest score of the night. ♪ whatever it takes >> thank you. >> reporter: but last night it was all about sailor brinkley-cook dancing in place of her mom. after this devastating moment during rehearsal. >> oh, my god, my arm, my arm. my arm. i think i broke my arm. i swear to god. >> reporter: her daughter stepping in. >> this has been such an emotional roller coaster. i have to say from the moment it happened, i hate disappointing anybody. i didn't want to disappoint val, my family, my friends, you know. and i thought, what can i do? i have to find the silver lining and sailor ended up being the golden silver lining coming to my rescue.
>> reporter: sailor starting the routine whispering to her mom, this one's for you. >> you are magnetic and have that radiance but there's something in you. did you feel any of that tonight? >> it was for my mom and being up there and getting out of that car to "uptown girl," i was like, seeing her face, she immediately like -- it made everything worth it. it made the rush of it all. >> reporter: her mom sitting on the sidelines cheering her through the routine that she had practiced for weeks. sailor stunning after just three days. >> so proud. >> with only three days to practice, sailor, you floated my boat. >> you've got the look, you've got the light. but you have the talent. >> reporter: christie overcome with emotion. >> i wish i was still part of the cast not wring one. but since it did turn out this way, the silver lining is just amazing, and these two just killed it tonight.
in the most beautiful, beautiful way. [ applause ] >> she's definitely going to do well. >> yes. >> but i have to tell you during dress rehearsals i was watching from above and somebody had a hat on. i thought is that gleb or is that one of the pros, it was james van der beek. that's how good he is, you guys. he is moving like -- i don't know if he does a lot of yoga. >> look at that. i saw his high kicks. >> his flexibility, the way he gets -- i don't know. he's super charming on top of that all. mary wilson also surprised me. i saw her dress rehearsal. she is a supreme. she brought it. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm telling you, remember, she's 75 years old. >> look at her. >> it's as if she's put on a show before. she's great. i loved watching all of it. "dancing with the stars" airs monday nights at 8:00 p.m., 7:00 central on abc. you don't want to miss it. of course, next monday and that's where you're going to find out how they'll do eliminations. >> will you do another red eye? >> no, i'm done.
it's over. >> all right, rob, over to you. >> good to have you back. now to that health alert. a new study about sleep finding teenage girls with irregular sleep schedules have an increased risk of obesity. dr. jen ashton is back. to help explain all this. the study, there were 800 boys and girls. >> here's a study appeared in jama pediatrics and they gave the teenagers trackable wristbands, followed their sleep behaviors over a period of time and analyzed the data, they were looking at two interesting variable something called chronotype and social jet lag and that's how we modify our sleep schedule based on something that's going on in our social lives. what we do during the week versus the weekends. the findings were interesting and they found out for girls just a one-hour difference in their social jet lag, this is the amount of time that not that they were asleep but when they went to sleep and when they woke up resulted in a larger waist
circumference on average, about 1.2 centimeters larger and a higher body fat percentage. they did not find these findings in boys and this was independent of the total amount of sleep these teenagers got. the implications are for heart disease and the risk factors. >> what should parents do? >> listen, i think we need to prioritize sleep. i say it over and over again. sleep has a pr problem. we look at it like it's fluff. it is a medical necessity. the most important thing for sleep hygiene -- stick to a regular schedule. that means on the weekends basically what you do during the week, make your environment cold, dark and quiet. power down off those devices especially important for teens about an hour before bed and minimize what you're eating and what you're drinking also an hour before bed because we need that sleep and teens need it even more. >> i got a blackout shade a couple of months ago. >> life changing. >> unbelievable. >> you can tell a difference. >> oh. [ laughter ] >> thank you.
[ cheers and applause ] oh. oh, please. michael. what about you? >> blackout shade, i looked like i just blacked out. now to our "gma" parenting alert and the question this morning, do parents really know best? a silicon valley educator says letting kids take more responsibility for their lives and education could be the key to success. it's all part of a new book, "prepared" and becky worley is here with the details. hey, becky. >> good morning, michael. so many folks want their kids to be educated the way that they were educated and so many people parent the way they were parented but the world has changed so fast, how could we raise our kids differently to truly prepare them for life? this high schooler is cooking dinner for his parents. it's a simple task and yet in many families it's unheard of. educator and chef's mom diane tavenner says it's a strategy to start him on the process of adulting and getting parents to let go. >> my husband and i had to look
at each other and say, who cares if he burns dinner. there's always cereal. you know. we'll be fine. >> reporter: tavenner's written a book on what she's learned from starting the summit school system. a project-based learning environment where kids take control of their education and learn with real world tasks. >> i'm able to find my own opinions and be my own person in this society. i feel like i'm able to contribute better to the society by like learning here in these classrooms. >> reporter: jonathan who is interested in environmental science -- >> the feeling that my mom and dad are interested in what i'm doing is what i really like. that's when i really open up to them about things like that. >> reporter: tavenner's secret sauce teaching kids to take responsibility early. something all parents can work on. >> i think the most alarming thing for me is when we as parents get caught in the trap of doing it for our kids. >> reporter: first, stop doing everything for them. >> so what did you do well this time?
>> reporter: next, embrace the process. >> definitely hamburgers are better. >> the key there is developing habits. and so what it takes as a parent is a relentlessness around instilling a habit and then practicing it every single day. >> reporter: and know that it's not going to be perfect. >> when we're trying to give our kids independence sometimes we as parents accidentally undermine them. >> the one right way problem that we have as parents and, you know, it's normal and human that we think the way we do things is the right way to do things and that's not always true actually and even if it is, we forget that we had to find out and discover and figure out the right way. >> reporter: as teens mature releasing the controls and letting them make small mistakes to learn independence and eventually be prepared. her new book is out today and the process that tavenner lays out, i summarize it as look up, ask your child what their
purpose is, then look forward, make a plan with them and then after they're working on whatever this behavior they want to change, look back and reflect with them. letting go of control has been pretty powerful for me. >> i like having kids have a little more responsibility. i do think it leads to probably better earlier adjusted adult. >> adulting. >> all right. we both got a lot to figure out, becky. i can tell you that much. now over to ginger who has it all figured out. what's up? >> hardly but thank you. how about we do a "gma" moment follow-up. remember the girls we surprised with tickets to the premiere of "dancing with the stars." well, they were there last night. >> i still cannot believe it. >> good luck, everybody. >> all right.
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sg good morning, north bay. this is "abc7 mornings." >> i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings" and mike nicco with a look at the forecast and no, it is frances. tricked again and two weeks in ree. >> yeah, we faked you out again. and now let's not fake out the traffic. there was a earlier crash in hercules all of the way back to the toll plaza back to the maze. expect heavy traffic market area for oracle open world, and also some rehab work going on. and the third street bridge is closed until 6:00
sg now, the ak weather for cast with mike nicco. >> a crisp autumn morning out there, and look at how dry and sunny it is on the 880 in san jose and commuting and everything is good today. looking at the rest of the forecast, we have a chance of showers and the coolest day tomorrow, check out the warm saturday and sunday and supposed
to be autumn monday, but itoes not look like. >> and again, we will have another news update in 30 minutes with our news app, and ♪ under pressure news app, and [ applause ] welcome back to "gma." it is time now for our instant pot challenge. all week long we're calling in our favorite chefs to make some of our favorite dishes using an instant pot and, of course, i said i wanted dessert. yeah, bring it to me and jeffrey eisner from "pressure luck cooking" answered the call so, jeffrey, come on out, my friend. [ applause ] ♪ >> i'm so honored. >> hi. >> and you, all right. good, good, man. >> good to see you. jeffrey, i asked for an apple
cobbler recipe in an instant pot. you said it's pretty common. >> it's one of the best things can you make in there. have you ever used one of these before? >> nope. >> are you a little intimidated it use it? >> yep. [ laughter ] >> you're not alone, my friend. i'm here to show you not only is it easy but it will make sweet things happen. >> what kind of desserts can you make? >> a cheesecake, you can make brownies in there and you can make something as simple and sweet as an apple crumble cobbler. >> that's what i'm asking for. let's get started to satisfy my sweet tooth this morning. >> all right. so to begin, michael, can you help me chop that apple up, would you mind? >> these are granny smith apples. >> every chef at home don't go he's chopping it wrong. i don't know what i'm doing. >> you and me both. i'm the worst chopper ever. i'm going to take these granny smith apples that are chopped up and add it to the instant pot, just like that. you hear that sizzle, sizzling,
it smells so good already. once i do that i'm going to then add a few simple things, some ground nutmeg. >> okay. >> some ground cinnamon, some maple syrup, the good stuff by the y and, of course, some caramel topping sauce. >> you need that. >> got to put that in there. importt thing when you ost pressure cook you have to put liquid in there so it can come to pressure. >> this is just water, though. >> exactly. half a cup of water. it doesn't look like much but the apples will let water release and add more and make a mixture for the crumble. let's add in flour, brown sugar. >> all of that? >> yeah, all of it. the sweeter the better. some sea salt. sprinkle it in. dry oats and some butta. >> butta. >> you know it. can you stir it? >> of course, i can do everything. just make me work. >> a sous chef.
>> how do you know when the pressure is built up in an instant pot? >> that's an excellent question. when we put the lid on thing also start to -- smoke will start coming out. that might be the scary part but it's not at all. it's normal then when it's done we release the pressure and everything is all done so can take that, michael, dump it right in there. that's perfect, dump it on top. >> just dump everything in here. >> now we put the lid on this way, that is it. >> that's it. we set it for eight minutes, that's it. >> eight minute, wow. >> you could make this in between all the shows you host. that's how simple this is. >> eight minutes. >> really. it's unbelievable. so now, now let's say it's all done and release the pressure, super facial. g . >> you don't have to take the lid and put it on the counter. you got a trick. >> you are so smart. you can take this and -- do you see this? are you seeing this? >> nice.
>> then let's say you get gunk. i can be columns si those things you can get at a hardware store. you can put it underneath and debt the hard to reach invest advises and get the gunk out. >> you're so smart. >> so it's done. it's done. let's go here. you want to serve it up? >> i've been doing everything else. might as well make me work. >> you can do it however you want. put whipped cream on it. you do it. >> yeah, there you go. >> bam. >> maybe caramel sauce, maybe some maple syrup if you want. i love it. >> nicely done. >> that looks great. >> there we get. >> get all that, absolutely beautiful. >> amy, robin. the time has come. >> all right. >> let's try this. >> here we go. a lot of pressure on. >> you no pun intended, right? >> that's really good. >> do you like it?
>> oh, yeah. >> eight minutes. [ applause ] >> it is -- it's delicious, secondly i didn't realize it was going to be so hot. got me. thank you so much, man. and i am really surpred you can do so much in the instant pot. so many desserts, i never would have thought it. you satisfied my sweet tooth. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it, jeffrey. jeffrey's step-by-step instant pot cookbook is available for preorder on amazon. make sure you pick it up. get this recipe on our website. we'll be right bac [ applause ]
what would you have done differently? >> announcer: demi moore, who is she. superstar, risk taker then at the height of her career, she walked away from it all. why? now demi moore, diane sawyer, from marriage. >> let me talk about you and men. >> announcer: to motherhood. surprising, revealing. maybe the most amazing thing about her life isha you don't yet know. demi moore, the interview with diane sawyer starting monday on "gma." [ applause ] >> we are back now with the highly anticipated "bachelor in paradise" finale. we are just hours away from the dramatic ending tonight and only four couples remain.
abbie boudreau is in los angeles with all the details. good morning, abbie. >> reporter: good morning, amy. it's been quite the summer at the beach from breakups to makeups. it's all on the table on tonight's reunion. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the dramatic season of "bachelor in paradise" is coming to an end. >> there's no rule book for "paradise." >> reporter: only four couples remain. >> so you guys are going to be announcing an engagement. >> you have to see. >> reporter: the couples quickly realize it's not all roess in the real world. >> paradise is over. >> yes or no? do you love me? >> reporter: and what happens on the beach doesn't stay there. the cast will come face-to-face again at the reunion. >> if you continue to talk we're going to have a serious problem. >> because you're a [ bleep ]. that's why. >> reporter: facing their heart-wrenching breakups. >> good-bye. >> reporter: "gma" getting an exclusive first look at jp
addressing what happened after "paradi "paradise." >> did you make a mistake in saying good-bye? >> yeah, very much so. >> so then what? >> i talked to my mom about it and i decided i want to go after him. >> reporter: flying out to maryland after leaving jpj in tears on the beach and, of course, cameras followed. >> hi. >> other fan favorites will take the hot seat too including blake who will have to answer for the love triangle he created before even touching down in mexico. >> are you ready toee ak >> it will be interesting what he has to say. >> reporter: the cast says to be ready for anything tonight. >> i'm excited and kinf nervous. a lot has happened on that beach. >> ane couple that seems to have made it, caylin anddean. at least they appear to be instagram ficial. both sharing a sweet picture together from a recent trip. amy. >> instagram official. i like that. all right, abbie boudreau, thank you because there are no rules in paradise. you can see the special three-hour "bachelor in
paradise" season finale tonight at 8:00 right here on abc. michael. >> all right, amy and now to the hot, new show about finding love and facing rejection in the ever changing digital world. mtv's "ghosted" so take a so taa it's a familiar term for far too many daters. >> have youver been ghosted? >> the techs were going through. >> he was my best friend. >> reporter: in a new eight-part docu-series "ghosted, love gone missing" former bachelorette star rachel lindsay and travel team up traveling the country looking for love gone missing searching for former friends and loved ones who seemingly dropped off the grid. >> i had a good reason for ghosting him. >> you're going to get a chance to say everything that you've been wanting to say for the last year. >> and the hopes of closing the chapter in their lives like ross and jordan who dated for nine
months when jordan suddenly disappeared. >> you know, you're like the one girl that i actually wanted to grow old with. >> reporter: and reese and brendan. >> i need to know why you ghosted me. >> their stories begging the question will their ghosts haunt them forever. mtv's "ghosted, love gone missing" air tsday nights on mtv and now bela gandhi is here with some advice. thank you for joining us. [ applause ] well, it seems like these days, everybody gets ghosted. but is ghosting more common now than it used to be. >> it is more common because it's easier to do. right? it's easier than having that tough conversation with somebody. that's going to result in emotions and conflict, right? ghosting is just vanishing abruptly. it could be in a romantic relationship. but in a friendship as well. it's like the ultimate cruel use of the silent treatment. you get no closure. you get to ask no questions.
>> it's painful. >> it's painful, right. >> why do we handle it so badly because it is painful? >> social rejection and ghosting, it activates the same pathways in the brain as physical pain so when somebody vanishes you can feel like you're punched in the face, kicked in the stomach. it just hurts. it makes you question yourself at your core. >> okay, so trying to help somebody here, red flags, maybe you're dating somebody, talking to somebody, are there red flags can you look for to see if they're a ghoster. >> if this person has bragged about ghosting people in the past they're probably going to ghost you if they're flaky or inconsistent and most importantly if they were super into you in the beginning but now suddenly they're busy and the communication is dwindling off, that's ripe for a ghosting situation. >> you know how many people at home going hmm. [ laughter ] all right, and last but not least, if you are ghosted, how do you recommend people handle it? >> be around people that elevate you that are going to make you
feel good about yourself. don't take this personally and don't question your self-worth and look at this as a blessing in disguise. this person told you, i cannot have a healthy, adult relationship because relationships have conflict, right? you dodged a bullet and don't let the ghost spook you out of having good relationships, open yourself up and move on. >> that is right. [ applause ] that is so right. open up, move on. i was going to ask, anybody here ever been ghosted? anybody here ever been ghosted? >> they're like, yeah, not going to raise their hands. everybody's been ghosted. that's right. hey, thank you so much for the advice. really appreciate it. now over to ginger who, you know, woo! >> where were you ten years ago? i was raising my hand over here. okay, all right. we want to tell you about a special issue of "nat geo"magazine and tells us about the risk of animals vanishing
and what we lose i they go extinct. you find out what scientists are doing to protect necessary endangerered species. you can help by saking the pledge and find out more on how to do it and the issue hits >> michael, i'm not ghosting you. what's coming up on your show this afternoon? >> all right, we have a great "strahan, sara & keke" for you guys. go to food guy, anthony will stop by. >> i can't wait to reap the delicious benefits. >> that's right. >> delicious benefits, michael. >> i like the fake accent -- i
welcome back. you know this, i do as a mother. creativity and play, some of the most powerful ways to motivate and spark imagination in our children. so our sponsored, lego, has challenged one group of fifth grade students asking them to use that imagination and build their vision of what a community could bring all kinds of people together. so we're going to take a look at what they came up with right now. these innovative fifth graders aren't just playing with lego bricks, they're building their vision of a better, kinder world. >> i put a man opening a door for a woman and her dog. >> i built a free hotel because some people just live on the
sidewalk so it's a place so everyone can stay. >> the assignment from our sponsor lego using natural creativity and the power of play to inspire the kids to play big. >> what could you put in there that makes everyone feel they belong? >> all happening in the bronx. a teach for america affiliated school focused on social, emotional learning and empathy. >> we want kids thinking how to be more inclusive. >> they may look abstract at first but all it takes is a little imagination. for 10-year-old alyssa, this is a mansion where everyone including the horse is welcome. >> it's always okay to live with whoever you want to live with. >> 9-year-old skylar is celebrating that difference with her plan for a diversity center. >> diversity is important to me because a lot of people feel like they don't belong in this world so i just want to make them feel like they do.
>> these three boys embracing the theme of community by merging their projecting into one. >> right here we felt like that was a community to us. >> their conception a miniature park with music and dancing. >> i enjoy dancing because it shows myself and who i am. >> it doesn't matte where you're from, how you look or like if you play bad, it doesn't matter, you have to have fun. the people in the community is not just one single, it's the whole earth moving together. [ applause ] >> ah, the message, incredible students here are here to talk about their creations. good morning, everybody. >> all: good morning. >> i wanted to feel that teacher feel. jermiah, let's start with you. i know you built something special. tell us about it. >> i built a basketball court so everybody could come together and have fun and the players on
the court could show sportsmanship. [ applause ] >> i imagine you like basketball. big fan. who is your favorite team? >> i say lakers. >> okay. julissa. you built a garden. tell me about it. >> it has many plants. i love it because, you know, it's green and there's also a river, you know, like fishing and stuff like that and so it makes me really calm and can you relax. >> ooh, i like that. meditative and gives you that moment away and jayden, yours is about play. >> yep. so this community center is where people could do anything 'cause some people are lonely and excluded and in this community center you won't feel lonely and you'll be included. >> ah, thank you, jayden. guess what, everybody, lego is so inspired by all of these creations they are sending everyone here and your entire
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." it is 8:59. i'm reggie aqui and mike nicco has a look ahead. >> look at that light breeze out there at the golden gate bridge and nice clean fall air, and remember, you can still get burnt this time of the year. we will find some 80s, but you have to go to more tan hill. my seven-day forecast, the temperatures take a dip as the chance of showers returns and then look at the heat for monday. >> and then it has been unlucky for the folks at the san rafael bridge. we have crash at the toll plaza and traffic backed up four miles ashped it is causing an extra 22 minutes. on the east shore freeway, new
crash where it is slowing at berkeley. and now, up next is "kelly >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the highly anticipated a-10 film, michelle dockery. and wild animals in the studio courtesy of peter gros. plus, another tasty discussion is on the table at today's meeting of "live"'s bread club. all next on "live!" ♪ and now, here are kelly ripa and me, ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪