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good morning, america. hurricane zeta tears through the south. >> oh, my god. the roof just blew off. >> making landfall as a deadly category 2 storm leaving a trail of destruction in three states, packing winds topping 100 miles an hour, ripping the walls off this casino, drowning cars in this parking garage and leaving more than 800,000 people without power. overnight, ginger and rob on the ground near the eyewall of the storm, and this morning, they're tracking where it's heading next. sunshine state showdown. trump and biden gear up for dueling events in the critical state of florida. the president still denying the coronavirus surge around the country at packed rallies. >> normal life will fully resume. that's what we want. >> and the major supreme court rulings overnight about mail-in ballots with just five days until the final votes.
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breaking news. deadly terror attack in france. what we know this morning. covid breaking point. 500,000 new cases in the u.s. in just one week. medical professionals pushed to their limits. in utah, doctors saying the situation is "unsustainable." el paso hospitals resorting to tents to treat the dramatic influx of patients. dr. fauci's dire warning about the critical next few months, as covid fatigue sweeps the nation. one new york wedding putting nearly 300 people in quarantine and leaving more than 50 people infected. now covid cases skyrocketing in europe. france and germany returning to national lockdowns. what this could mean for the u.s. top expert dr. jha joins us live this morning. also this morning, dodgers star justin turner under fire in the wake of that world series celebration. after his covid test came
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back positive during the game, the league now saying he emphatically refused to comply when baseball security tried to get him to leave the field. the investigation under way. and supers bracing for anot wave of empty stores. the popular products already flying off the shelves. this morning, how the grocery giants tell us they are preparing for the race to the checkout. and good morning, america. we hope all of you are doing well this thursday morning. home stretch in the race for the white house just five days until the final votes. more than 75 million americans have already voted and today the campaigns are going to be focused on the state of florida. both donald trump and joe biden will be appearing in tampa. but we begin with hurricane zeta tearing through the south overnight. take a look at this church steeple torn down by the powerful storm in biloxi, mississippi, ginger there with
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more for us in just a few moments. >> this is the fifth named storm to make landfall in louisiana this record year. rob marciano is there in new orleans with the latest. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, robin. just horrific winds coming into this city and as zetia came in with vengeance. blowing out the walls here. the winds ripping it off and nobody was inside during the storm thankfully as yet another hurricane wreaked havoc across the gulf coast. overnight, hurricane zeta tearing into the louisiana coast. >> oh, my god. the roof just blew off. >> reporter: the night sky illuminating from power flash after power flash. nearly 2 million without power across four states. authorities confirming one person tragically dying after being electrocuted. wind gusts reaching 112 miles per hour as zeta made landfall
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in louisiana. we were right in it. the eyewall of hurricane zeta is ripping into this city right now. new orleans getting a direct hit from this category 2 storm. parts of louisiana completely under water. this large boat stranded in the middle of this highway. >> prepare for collision, man. >> reporter: and this barge breaking loose from its mooring. in biloxi, mississippi, one death reported there. cars bobbing in this garage from all the storm surge. the hard rock casino suffering major damage from the storm. you can see parts of the building completely gutted. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: zeta ripping into the south leaving a trail of destruction. you can see roof after roof torn off. city officials hunkering down. one parish mayor issuing a curfew. the new orleans police department urging the public to shelter in place in time for landfall. >> this is not a drill. we do expect directly impacting the city of new orleans. there is confidence all around that aspect.
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>> reporter: a direct hit indeed. the eye of hurricane zeta come right over canal street in the french quarter. the back half of this storm wasn't as bad as the front half. by the way, lake charles, evacuees from two months ago still in new orleans, hurricanes seemingly following them, now this hurricane bringing the damaging winds well north all of the way into the northeast. >> it was a fast mover. okay, rob, thank you. down the road we find ginger in mississippi with more on where the storm is headed next. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: robin, we have gusts of more than 100 miles per hour. that steeple right here at the church ripped off of the top of the building and this is just one piece of damage. along the mississippi coast. into louisiana, up to georgia, power outages all the way through north carolina. you can see it right there on the map mixing in with that
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front. it's racing at nearly 40 miles per hour to the northeast. we'll continue to see those gusting winds. the tropical force winds all the way into southern virginia, the flood watches up there, too, and it's going to mix with enough cold air that by tomorrow morning you could see some snow on the back end of this, robin. >> so much happening. ginger, thank you. the latest on the race for the white house with five days left to vote, more than 75 million americans have already cast their ballots. that record number continues to climb as this year's campaign also shatters spending records. $14 billion spent overall, more than $6 billion for the presidential race alone. both trump and biden campaigning in tampa today. mary bruce is tracking it all. good morning, mary. >> reporter: george, good morning. just five days to go and a first for this campaign -- both president trump and joe biden campaigning in the same state at the same time. florida is critical. a must win for the president. it has the most electoral votes of any of the key swing states and today neither candidate is taking anything for granted.
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locked in a tight race in florida, this morning, joe biden and president trump set to crisscross the critical state. >> i'm not counting on the polls. that's why i'm heading back to florida. >> we're winning big in florida. >> reporter: the president is projecting confidence but the polls show biden with a slight lead. today both candidates eyeing the critical i-4 corridor home to one in four florida voters. trump and biden set to have dueling rallies in tampa. as they try to court the state's seniors and latino voters. overnight in arizona the president touting his record. >> over the last four years i've been delivering for hispanic americans like never before. and hispanic american unemployment reached an all-time low prior to the pandemic. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: trump has been campaigning at a breakneck pace trying to make up lost ground in red states, holding packed rallies in areas where covid cases are spiking and still ignoring the science.
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overnight, falsely claiming he's immune after his own covid diagnosis, celebrating with a fist bump. >> here's to immunity. to immunity, people. >> reporter: and he's making lofty promises. >> the safe vaccine is coming very quickly. you're going to have it momentarily. >> reporter: but experts warn a vaccine likely won't be authorized until january or later and in a newly released recording jared kushner bragging to journalist bob woodward that trump was, quote, getting the country back from the doctors, putting political strategy ahead of public health. >> but he's been saying that, don't fall into the same trap we fell into the first time. the states have to own the testing, but the president is also very smart politically with the way he did that fight with the governors to basically say, no, i own the opening because, again, the opening is going to be very popular. >> reporter: biden wednesday briefed by his coronavirus experts slamming the president's
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handling of the pandemic. >> i'm not running on the false promise of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch but what i can promise you is this. we will start on day one doing the right things. we'll let science drive our decisions. we will deal honestly with the american people. and we'll never ever ever quit. >> reporter: and then he went off to vote. now, even with more than 75 million ballots already cast, both candidates are still scrambling to get out the vote. in the coming days, the president will be spending a lot of time in the midwest while joe biden is planning to hit three critical states that trump won in 2016, iowa, wisconsin and michigan, while his running mate, kamala harris, is heading to texas tomorrow hoping to turn that red state blue. michael. >> all putting in the final push, mary, thank you so much. and now to the battle for congress in the senate. the parties fighting for the majority, the democrats hoping to flip four seats to win back the senate. our senior national correspondent terry moran has a
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look at the key races and some of them are getting nasty in the home stretch, terry. good morning. >> reporter: it always does, doesn't it. good morning, michael. the battle for the senate as you say coming down to the wire. democrats feel they have the wind at their back but republicans throwing everything they've got into what mitch mcconnell is calling the dog fights. those fierce contests that could decide the outcome. as political ads blanket the air waves this election season could become the most expensive ever, with several senate races surpassing $200 million each, and now some democrats are sensing victory. in arizona, republican senator martha mcsally fending off a strong challenge from former astronaut mark kelly, the husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords. >> as americans we endeavor to build lives than better before. >> reporter: mcsally is the incumbent appointed to succeed senator john mccain and she's had to distance herself from president trump's harsh attacks on mccain.
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>> quite frankly, it pisses me off when he does it. >> reporter: in south carolina, trump ally, senator lindsey graham is in the fight of his political life begging for cash on fox news. >> the internet is melting down. there is an absolute desire to take me out. i need your help now more than ever. >> reporter: graham is getting outspent by an unexpectedly popular democratic challenger, jaime harrison. he shattered fund-raising totals and unleashed a barrage of attack ads. >> he's attacking us, opposing help for south carolinians and refusing to extend the covid unemployment benefits saying -- >> over our dead bodies this will get reauthorized. >> reporter: showing a number of incumbents in jeopardy. in maine, republican senator susan collins infuriated many voters with her vote to confirm supreme court justice brett kavanaugh. she's struggling to hold on against democrat sara gideon who raised nearly $400 million in
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just three months, making this is one of the most costly senate races in the country. and in north carolina, where senator thom tillis tested positive for coronavirus after attending the white house announcement of amy coney barrett's supreme court nomination, he's still trailing his democratic challenger cal cunningham even after he was caught in a sexting scandal. overnight in the supreme court, democrats scoring two victories there. three days after in pennsylvania, nine days in north carolina the republicans wanted to stop that. the justices said they didn't have enough time, but they could revisit those cases after the election. the bottom line is, if you want to vote by mail it may be too late. your best bet -- put it in a ballot box. just vote. >> i agree, just vote, terry. thank you so much. george will anchor our live coverage of election night with
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our powerhouse political team at election headquarters in new york, d.c. and delaware on tuesday, november the 3rd, starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern. robin. okay, michael. we turn to that breaking news overseas. a deadly terror attack in france. ian pannell joins us now and has the latest. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah. good morning, robin. this is a rapidly developing story. what we know so far is that at least three people have been killed and a number wounded in a terrorist stabbing attack in a church in the southern french city of nice. it happened at notre dame basilica, 9:00 local time and the suspect who is reportedly been injured is now in police custody. the authorities appear to have arrived rapidly on the scene storming the church as you'd expect. the area is now cordoned off with a heavy police presence there, armed police on the scene. president macron is also going to go down to nice and to try and assess what's going on. remember, this comes just under two weeks after that terrible beheading incident in paris, france, that this is another stark reminder of the threats
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that exist in the city and a country that has a terrible history of this kind of incident. michael? >> thank you so much, ian. now we're going to turn to the latest on the coronavirus emergency. an hhs memo obtained by abc news shows 500,000 new cases in the u.s. between last wednesday and tuesday, a nearly 22% increase. our chief national correspondent matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, the frenzy of the covid floor breeding unseen collateral damage. staff fatigue. >> they're tired. they're exhausted. >> reporter: in utah, 1 of 45 states where cases are increasing, this doctor says the caseload is becoming unsustainable. >> our biggest resource limitation is health care, care givers, and so it's the people that are taking care of the patients not the beds. >> reporter: yet, the parade of new patients is ceaseless. for icu nurse michelle marshall each patient's death feels personal. >> when i fail it's really,
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really hard, you know, and i'm sure the doctors and everyone in the health community can relate to that, but it's just -- it doesn't get easy. >> reporter: the u.s. is now averaging about 70,000 cases a day. hospitalizations up in 38 states, including arkansas, where 14 lawmakers and the state's surgeon general have also been infected. as cases rise covid fatigue also appears to be hitting the northeast. 30 people apparently becoming infected in a wedding on long island, forcing hundreds into quarantine. that wedding venue now facing fines and with cases up 39% the past two weeks dr. anthony fauci warning that if guidelines aren't followed, the next few months could be worse. >> we have 225,000 deaths, the modeling tells us we're going to get 100 or more thousand as we get into the winter. that is just something that's unacceptable. >> reporter: despite the white house task force urging the use of masks, some businesses here in utah opting out of the recommendations. some people even calling it a hoax. what do you make of that? >> it's, quite frankly,
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insulting to healthcare workers and to scientists and i haven't been spending the last seven, eight months of my life away from my family, away my kids because of a hoax. >> reporter: now the doctor is saying that masking up alone is not going to be enough to stop the onslaught of the virus. what they are very quietly calling for is renewed state lockdowns. you know, labs like this process 5,000 tests a day and they have had to hire new staff and covid cases ticking up so quickly that an association of hospitals here in utah actually reportedly sent the governor here a letter saying that they are planning to triage care basically giving the patients with the better chances of survival the best care if need be. george? >> the crisis is back. okay, matt, thanks very much. let's welcome back dr. ashish jha, dean of the brown university school of health. dr. jha, thanks for joining us again.
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we have this powerful covid wave running smack into covid fatigue. what's your biggest concern right now? >> my biggest concern is that we're not ready for this wave that's coming in front of us and people are tired. i think there's a lot people can do to protect themselves. mask wearing, social distancing but eight months into the pandemic, george, this is not where we should be. >> it certainly is not. as we look to europe we've seen france announcing a new lockdown yesterday. germany announcing a new lockdown yesterday. the french president warning that the deaths are going to increase there. is what europe is going through now our future? >> yeah, they started rising about a month before we did, and they didn't take action seriously, and now they find themselves with no choice, and this is exactly what we want to avoid. before we go into thanksgiving and the holidays, we do not want to have to look into a lockdown, but that's where we're heading if we don't act urgently. >> so i guess that is the question right now. we heard matt say some of the
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doctors on the scene are saying even wearing masks is not going to be enough, lockdown is inevitable. >> well, i don't know if it's inevitable, george. i think mask wearing is certainly a critical first step. we're not going to make any progress without that, so that has to happen. i do think we can peel back a little bit on some things. i think indoor dining, bars, those will get us into trouble and we have got to pull back. i do think we can get through this without a lockdown, but it's going to be tough. >> thanks for your insight. we are following a lot of other headlines including dodgers star justin turner under investigation now after he came back on the field to celebrate the world series win after being pulled for testing positive for covid. now let's go back to ginger in mississippi. yes, the chilly cities sponsored by mass mutual.
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the state is dealing with hurricane zeta and ordered the emergency of emergency management to deploy, . >> good morning. middle schools and high schools can open middle and next month but only if they have a plan. they won't reopen for onsite classes until at least january and that won't cover elementary schools. so far, alameda tells us 56 private schools have plans to open next month. san francisco planning for a return to inperson learning and won't happen until at least january when schools are ready to reopen according to the district examiner, completing
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all right. welcome back. let's take a look at neighborhood temperatures. coolest around fairfield, novato and santa rosa. a few 50s around san francisco and oakland. here's a look at san jose. not a cloud to be found out there. total sunshine and cool this morning but warm again this afternoon. unfortunately, look how we started january to now. yep, we're in a moderate to severe and extreme drought and no rain in this 7-day afternoon forecast. warmer than ever temperatures. reggie. thank you. we look at a new pilot program for international travel before the holidays.
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hampshire. also this morning, donald trump, joe biden gearing up for dueling events in the krit tall state of florida. five days until the final votes and last night the supreme court announced two major rulings, the mail-in ballots will still be counted several days after the election in two key battleground states, pennsylvania and north carolina. wall street has been hard hit by the surge. the dow plunged almost a thousand points yesterday, on fears of new lockdowns. and the stalled stimulus talks. today the latest weekly unemployment claims and the first state of economic activity in the third quarter is expected to be a big increase. and big news for the super bowl this season. tampa's raymond james stadium will be open for football fans to attend the big game. fans who attend, 20% capacity, masks will be mandatory. >> i wonder if brady will get to -- >> can you imagine that? they will be the first team to plan the super bowl at home -- >> could happen, yeah, they're looking good. >> they are. we'll see. >> who dat. but we'll continue -- [ laughter ] >> had to throw that in there. >> i had to do that. >> we'll continue with the latest on the world series, switching to the mlb,
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investigating dodgers star justin turner who joined the on-field celebration despite testing positive and being pulled from the game. kaylee hartung is at dodger stadium with more on this. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: good morning, robin. justin turner grew up just 30 minutes from here. he dreamed of playing for his hometown dodgers and he'll have the pictures and the memories of that celebration he waited his whole life for forever, but now the question is, at what cost? >> there it is. >> reporter: the dodgers returning home to los angeles world series champions. but one player wasn't on board. third baseman justin turner now under investigation by major league baseball for risking the safety of others. turner was removed from the title-clinching game before the eighth inning after his covid-19 test came back positive. the commissioner's office says he violated coronavirus protocols when he then returned to the field for the team celebration. >> he wanted to come out and take a picture with the trophy
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which, you know, can't state strongly enough how big of a role he's played in the success of this organization. i don't think there was anyone that was going to stop him. >> reporter: in a statement the league saying, while a desire to celebrate is understandable, turner's decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. when mlb security raised the matter of being on the field with turner, he emphatically refused to comply. >> the only reason that the baseball season was able to finish is that the players and everyone around the teams did such a diligent job of following those protocols. it gives the game a bad look. >> reporter: that's turner celebrating with his teammates. at times with his mask off, kissing his wife and taking a team photo next to dodgers manager dave roberts, a cancer survivor. the major league baseball players association tells "gma" it's still gathering facts to determine events.
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los angeles mayor eric garcetti pointing to this as a reminder that anyone can contract the virus. >> i think the guidance is clear that if we are positive we should stay away from people. >> reporter: justin turner says he hasn't experienced any symptoms and all of his teammates tested negative before they returned to l.a. this is an unprecedented situation, and until this investigation is complete, it's unclear if there will be any penalty for turner or the dodgers. guys? >> we'll see how the investigation plays out, kaylee, thank you. >> yes, we will. we're going to turn now to the covi surpassing the 9 million mark in cases. france responding to its highest daily death toll since april by announcing a new lockdown of the country. james longman joins us now from brussels, belgium, one of the world's worst hot spots. good morning, james. >> reporter: yeah. good morning, michael. belgium is one of the worst hit places on earth right now with 21% positivity rate.
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there's a town about an hour from here at 41%. if the spread continues like this, 1 in 1,000 citizens here will be in the hospital with coronavirus in just two weeks and so countries across europe are clamping down with some pretty draconian measures. here in belgium, they're launching undercover health agents who will go into businesses to ensure restrictions are enforced. they'll have the same powers as police to offer fines up to a thousand dollars. in france, president macron announced a nationwide lockdown and said this wave is likely to be deadlier than the first and he has told his country that the virus is circulating in the population at a faster rate than even the most pessimistic models had predicted. schools and essential businesses remain open but citizens have been told, leave your home for any reason and you'll need to show documentation. this time, though, many are also fearing the economic and emotional consequences of further lockdowns. we've seen in naples, italy,
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where massive protests have taken over. opposition mounting elsewhere too. it struck europe hard and just like the summer it may be a sign of things to come for the united states. george? >> sure looks like it. well, travel to europe may be hard, one airline says it's attempting to boost confidence. united announcing it will test all passengers on select flights from newark to london starting mid-november. our transportation correspondent gio benitez is at newark airport with the details, good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. you heard james talk about so much of europe shutting down again. united sees this as part of the solution. they're going to be using a rapid test. this is the machine right here, and they'll start using it just before the thanksgiving holiday when millions are expected to travel. this morning, a first look at new testing aimed at re-opening international travel. united airlines announcing it will test all passengers on some flights from newark to london starting in about two weeks. >> we can operationalize this type of testing to better support the need for travel and opening up these markets again. >> reporter: for the pilot
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program, the airline will offer a free rapid covid test inside its united club. the test is the abbott i.d. now a molecular test that's widely used but not as sensitive as the lab run pcr test and may not pick up patients with a low amount of virus in their system. >> the abbott i.d. rapid test is great but it's not perfect. it can identify those individuals that may have high viral load but are asymptomatic but it also can lead to false negatives. >> reporter: the pilot program will launch just as cases in europe are on the rise. >> i think this type of travel program helps reassure people that we're not importing the virus or contributing to its spread. >> reporter: this on the heels of a harvard review that says the risk of covid-19 transmission aboard a plane is reduced to very low levels by onboard ventilation systems coupled with masks, cabin cleaning and distancing during boarding and deplaning but researchers are still looking at the potential risk in an
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airport. right at the start of the show this morning, i took the test myself. i got my negative result already but keep in mind that a negative result won't just automatically allow you to skip quarantine restrictions in london. always, always, always remember you have to have that mask on, and you have to keep your distance as much as possible. guys, back to you. > you have to keep all that have in mind. gio, thank you. coming up next, shoppers bracing for another supermarket shortage. this morning, the grocery giants tell us how they are preparing for the next great race to the checkout. come on back. come on back.
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there is a surge of shoppers are looking to stock up. there is a surge in demand for those pantry items as they -- as winter and the holidays approach amid a pandemic. with much of the country seeing rising numbers of covid-19, many shoppers are bracing for another wave of the virus and snapping up certain products now. food manufacturers caught off guard by the crush of demand during the first wave upping production hoping to avoid potential shortages. general mills is adding 45 external production lines, to boost manufacturing. campbell soup is spending $40 million to up production of its goldfish crackers and chips. so experts say this time around, the shelves that are empty now might be a little different than the ones that were bare in the spring. according to one company that tracks online searches and e-commerce, right now demand for baking goods are up 3,400% from this time a year ago. searches for spices are up too. >> spices, feel good items, you know, slow cooker type of items, a lot of millenials perhaps
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haven't done a lot of cooking before because they didn't have to. >> reporter: mike is saying he's seeing spikes in searches you can prepare early and keep ahead of the upcoming holidays so they don't have to go into crowded stores on the big day. >> whatever can be frozen and whatever is nonperishable you can safely keep until the holidays, we're seeing a lot of that. >> we noticed an uptick right now due to the panic buying that's occurring. >> reporter: stew leonard operates a chain of grocery stores in the northeast. >> huge spikes in tuna fish. pizza and pizza dough is a big thing, all the comfort foods. >> reporter: he says when it first hit many suppliers weren't ready for it. he says he's confident he is ready for the next months but is not taking chances, and he's already bulked up on stock just in case. >> we checked with all of our suppliers. they've assured us that all these shelves in here will be full. >> reporter: but one mistake he won't make again -- >> i have a new appreciation for toilet paper during -- we're not going to be caught flat-footed on this one again.
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>> reporter: right now, clorox wipes are back as the hot commodity. they're hard to find in stores. inflated prices online. the president of the company said back in august they didn't think supply would be back up to normal until next year, guys. >> okay, but, again, the holidays and i know you alluded to it in your piece. what do we need to do to get ahead of it? we don't want things to run out by the time we get to the holidays. >> reporter: right, executives at grocery stores around the country encourage shoppers to have a plan and that they expect the rush to be about two weeks out from thanksgiving, so make your plan, go before that rush and remember stock up on those items that are nonperishable or that you can freeze as we get into the winter months and the holidays approach and we're consuming more food and not going out. >> that's true. all right, will, thank you so much. good to know from stew leonard. tp. he's the place to go to. he said he's not going to run out. >> essentials, that's right. coming up, we essentially have our "play of the day." don't go anywhere. we will be right back.
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center. zeta still a tropical storm with max sustained winds of 60 moving northeast at 39 and look what it'll do to the winds from nearly 50 in atlanta, hundreds of thousands without power. nearly 2 million actually all the way up through north carolina and it will rocket east through virginia and maryland. look at the moisture meeting up with that cold air. speaking of, that cold air in part, coming from that winter storm in oklahoma. the one that caused up to an inch or an even inch and a half of ice encasing those trees and knocking out power. that cold blast associated with it headed right in the northeast. look at the windchills by saturday morning, subfreezing in new york city. coming up here, the story of how one man save
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. hurricane zeta tearing through the south overnight. >> oh, my god. the roof just blew off. >> making landfall as a category 2 storm leaving a trail of destruction in three states ripping the walls off this casino. drowning cars in this parking garage. this morning we are tracking where it's heading next. sunshine state showdown. trump and biden gearing up for dueling events in the critical state of florida. the president still denying the coronavirus surge around the country at packed rally. >> normal life will fully resume. that's what we want. >> major supreme court rulings about mail-in ballots with just five days until the final votes. one-on-one with jamie lynn spears. the singer and actress opening up like never before. what she's saying about her big sister, britney, motherhood and
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she's talking about growing up in the public eye, her big sister britney and returning and reuniting with her "zoey 101" castmates and bringing us a great performance. hurricane zeta slamming the gulf coast tearing through the south overnight making this the fifth named storm to make landfall in louisiana in this record year. let's go back to rob there in new orleans with the latest. good morning, again, rob. >> hi, robin. yeah, the third hurricane in just two months to hit this state. i don't know how much more louisiana can take. this came in with a vengeance, winds strong enough to push down the brick walls of this apartment complex, i mean, you think about this. it takes 100-mile-an-hour winds to do this, the top of this you can see from our drone shows the roof completely collapsed. thankfully nobody was in the unit but they weathered the storm as this storm once again wreaked havoc across the gulf coast.
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overnight hurricane zeta tearing into the louisiana coast. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the night sky illuminating from power flash after power flash. nearly 2 million without power across four states. authorities confirming one person tragically dying after being electrocuted. wind gusts reaching 112 miles per hour as zeta made landfall in louisiana. we were right in it. the eye wall of hurricane zeta is ripping into this city right now. new orleans getting a direct hit from this category 2 storm. >> reporter: parts of louisiana completely under water. in biloxi, mississippi, one death reported there. cars bobbing in this garage from all the storm surge. zeta ripping into the south leaving a trail of destruction. you can see roof after roof torn off. city officials hunkering down, one parish mayor issuing a curfew. the new orleans police department earning the public to shelter in place in time for landfall.
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we got landfall. we got a direct hit. the eye of the storm came directly over the french quarter. it went completely calm for a half an hour but by that time the damage was already done. this, the strongest hurricane to hit this late in the season, robin, in over 100 years as this record-breaking 2020 year continues. >> you know, rob, it's hard to believe just a week ago today you and i were in lake charles talking about all that they have gone through. that region is just getting hammered. thank you are, rob, for being there. >> it's been a tough year. >> back to ginger and biloxi, mississippi, with more on where it is headed. good morning again, ginger. >> good morning, robin. folks here want to tell you we fared well so far but not with this storm. this steeple behind me, a church right along the biloxi and gulfport line. we had gusts over 100 miles per hour that did damage like that but this storm is still doing damage. up in north carolina they've just had a gust of 82 miles per hour in cashiers, north carolina. you have some of those tropical
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storm warnings that go all the way into virginia. it's still a tropical storm and racing northeast at 39 miles per hour. it will mix in with that front and will bring in some cold air. this means the day before halloween, tomorrow, parts of the northeast are going to see our first snow. it was not too long ago just may if you remember we had our last one, but, boy, we're about to get super chilly going into halloween. >> thanks. we turn to the latest in the race for the white house with five days left to vote, more than 75 million americans have already cast their ballots. both trump and biden campaigning in tampa. mary bruce tracking it all. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning again. just five days to go and today a first for this campaign. both president trump and joe biden will be campaigning in the same state at the same time. florida, we know, is critical. it is a must win for the president. it has the most electoral votes of any of the key swing states and while polls do show biden with a slight lead, neither candidate is taking anything for granted here. today they will be holding dueling rallies in tampa as they
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both target that critical i-4 corridor where one in four florida voters live. despite the fact that 75 million ballots have already been cast, both candidates are still scrambling to get out the vote. in the coming day the president will spend a lot of time in the midwest while joe biden is hitting three states that trump won in 2016, iowa, michigan and wisconsin. while his running mate, kamala harris, is heading down to texas tomorrow as they still hope they can turn that red state blue. george. >> mary bruce, thanks very much. i'll anchor our coverage with our team at election headquarters in new york and be in d.c. and delaware on tuesday, november 3rd starting at 7:00 eastern. coming up, jamie lynn spears going to be talking about motherhood and her sister britney and has a special performance for us. it is thriver thursday to go along with thankful thursday an i can't wait to bring you a remarkable story of one man who turned his chronic illness around with the power of food. give small businesses a boost with this morning's "deals
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>> no, no. huh-uh. no. >> okay. well, you are about to in a major way. the actor about to get his rami malek moment in the upcoming david bowie biopic "stardust." check him out in this brand-new trailer we just got for the film. it's pretty great. >> act like a star. don't stop until you have them on the floor groveling. >> oh, yes, i am. rock star, or somebody impersonating a rock star? what's the difference? >> well, the difference is this movie looks incredible set in 1971 when he first came to america with his publicist played by marc maron. his eccentric style leading bowie to reinvent himself as
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ziggy stardust when it's available on demand november 25th. now an exclusive announcement for our "gma" fans about the 54th annual cma awards. we're so excited to be the first able to tell you about some of the performers who will take the stage for country music's biggest night. host reba mcentire and darius rucker will perform a tribute performance that we heard will be emotional and compelling. rucker performing with lady a in a live performance. also booked for the big show, get this, eric church, luke combs, florida georgia line, miranda lambert, ashley mcbryde, maren morris, rascal flat, thomas rhett, i'm running out of breath and that's just the first round of artists. we have have more surprise performers and presenters to announce as we get closer to the awards which will happen live from nashville november 11th, 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc.
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riva very excited about it. then finally this morning, guy, they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, well, what if you're tennis legend serena williams and that cute apple is your 3-year-old daughter. we'll find out as serena shares pictures from her first tennis lessons. she posted this picture of a very nice open stance, i might say on wednesday writing, the adventures of serena and olympia continue. last week she told fans she was going to sign her up for lessons and leave the coaching to someone he. take a look. >> guy, i signed olympia up for tennis lesson, don't even start with me because i'm not giving her lessons but the lady has no idea that it's my daughter, so we'll see how that goes. >> oh, no pressure for that coach. finding out your student is the daughter of serena williams, not a problem. and then serena also sharing that there she is watching film with her little partner.
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she says she will closely watch olympia's technique but won't stick around to monitor the lessons. guys, nobody needs a backseat driver who has won 23 grand slams. >> can you imagine, lara. >> no. >> can you imagine that? >> when she shows up -- >> she knows now. >> she knows now. >> if she didn't know before she knows now thanks to you, lara. >> the cmas -- >> fair warning. >> the c m's. >> great lineup, lara. >> i'm proud my boys rascal flat, good buddy j.d. will be performing. excited to see that, yeah. >> always about the music when the cmas break. now back to ginger in biloxi, mississippi. >> yes, robin, with the freshest of damage from zeta behind me i wanted to bring you the map. you're saying at this point how many have we had? 11. 11 landfalling storms with names in the united states all of the placement there on the map and,
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remember, that's only been done twice in recorded history. also louisiana, this one is a record. five landfalling storm, those are the tracks good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. after another chilly start thanks to clear conditions out there, it will be sunny and warmer than average this afternoon. that will continue into next week, which is november. here's a look at our temperatures, mid to upper 60s along the coast. low to mid 70s around the bay. tonight we're back in the 40s and 50s. some of our deepest valleys in the 30s. my accuweather 7-day forecast, warmest november 1st and 2nd, sunday it is time for our "gma" cover story. jamie lynn spears is all grown up. the actress and singer returning to the spotlight after more than a decade reimagining the beloved "zoey 101" theme song. she's joining us live but first
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let's take a look at her life now and what is next for the star. this morning, actress and singer jamie lynn spears is back in the spotlight. >> it's definitely the ultimate goal for us to be able to continue these stories. >> reporter: after reuniting with the cast of "zoey 101." >> and i forgot to say, welcome to pca. >> the hit nickelodeon show made her a household name in the m mid-2000s but revealed she was pregnant at just 16 and seemingly left hollywood behind. now 29 and married with two kids, she has reignited her career as both a country artist. ♪ how could i want more >> reporter: and an actress starring in the netflix series "sweet magnolias." >> boys have their baseball and us girls -- >> reporter: in anticipation of a forthcoming "zoey 101" reboot. ♪ we could dance all day
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>> reporter: recording a new spin on the theme. a song originally conceived with help from sister britney, a spears family affair. now the superstar looking forward to this next chapter. joining us now is jamie lynn spears, good morning, jamie lynn. thank you for joining us. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> of course. it's thursday so we'll go a little throwback. got a picture of you presenting at the teen choice awards 18 years ago with your big sister, britney. you were just 11 at the time. what do you remember most? >> on this day, i remember most that i -- this outfit was like the first like -- the jeans and the shirt were like custom-made to match her outfit and i just thought that i was like, oh, just doesn't get better than this. i'm a star now. that's what i remember. >> a great sisterly moment right there. you know, a lot of fans across the world have been speaking out in support of your big sister,
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britney. what would you like to say to everyone who is wondering how she's doing now. >> i think that she's doing just like the rest of us. she's trying to make the best and stay positive during a very challenging time and challenging year and i think that that's kind of the theme of everyone right now so -- >> that's a good point and so much has changed for you since you took a break from hollywood. you are now the mom of two so how has it been staying at home with your two kids over the last eight months? >> well, honestly i have to say like the circumstances suck, you don't want any type of, you know, pandemic to ever happen but i will say the one thing that i've taken away from it, i was able to have this quality time with my family and with my children guilt-free, you know, i couldn't go anywhere. i couldn't work so you were home and you were fully there and i was fully in the moment with my children so i think that was the positive takeaway i tried to focus on, of course, not forgetting that, you know, this
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is very serious and so many people were sick and trying to follow all the rules properly and, you know, but the main thing was really just having that time with my children without having a reason to feel guilty for doing anything else. >> yep, i can feel that. now it's hard to believe it's been 15 years since "zoey 101" premiered. wow, 15 years and now you updated that classic theme song "follow me" in "zoey 101" and it features the whole cast. how did you bring that together? >> well, it was very, very hard, especially during these times because shooting something with more than one person is very challenging during covid so me and the cast have a group message and so we -- i messaged everybody and we had one day to get it done so most everyone was able to make it. i think alexa and victoria were out of town or out of the country and paul was working but everyone else was able to be there and, you know, i told my manager this is the day, we got
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to do it and made it happen and thankfully everybody worked together and got to have a mini reunion just for the "zoey" fans. >> fans have been asking for it for a long time. why was this the right time to bring the band back together? >> the fans have been wanting this reboot so, so much. and 2020 was the focus -- i was really focused on bringing that to them. with covid happening, it put everything on delay. production was the last thing from anyone's mind where you have more important things you're focusing on. during that time i figure what had is something that i can do productive during this time to give the fans something and my manager was like don't we give them the theme song. get it out before the end of the year and that way you don't end 2020 without giving fans what they want or a taste of what's to come so that's where the idea happened to get this to them. >> and you're also starring in a -- in the series "sweet magnolias," first time acts since you were a teen. how does it feel to be back in front of the camera?
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>> honestly it was so strange tore me being an adult on set because i was so used to being a kid. you can only work a certain amount of hours and have an on-set teacher and i was looking at the kids on our show being like, gosh, i remember those day, go do your schoolwork in between. strange being an adult. i don't get to go too and get to go to the school trailer. it was different but i really enjoyed it. >> we enjoy watching you and you know what, we'll enjoy your performance coming up later in the show but we appreciate you taking the time and joining us this morning. >> of course, thank y'all for having me. >> our pleasure. we do have a performance of "follow me," "zoey 101," coming up for everyone later. time now, michael for "deals & steals," helping you get comfortable and cozy at home this fall. you can check out all the deals from small businesses by pointing your cell phone camera at that qr code that you see on your screen. so easy to do. almost too easy tisometimes.s.
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♪ welcome back to "gma" and welcome back to metallica counting down to halloween. lara has a little bit more. >> i sure do. anybody hungry? anybody hungry? we are getting very excited for halloween. across the country -- >> oh. >> yeah, folks across the country amping up their spooky spectacular light displays all while celebrating safely. take a look at some of the most created haunted houses. reef v. don't eat the hot dog. >> you are about to journey. >> reporter: it's beginning to look a lot like halloween. the most dedicated decorators hard at work bringing fright to their neighborhoods with
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"pirates of the caribbean," pirate ships parked in front yards. haunted houses popping up in driveways. socially distant grinning ghouls. >> hear the restless spirits. >> reporter: featuring your favorite creepy characters and halloween theme songs. and it's not just halloween's most loyal enthusiasts, decorations selling off the charts as people find safe ways to get into the spooky spirit this year. well, some families got into the spirit early. it is not too late. you have two days left to get those decorations up. with that, george, i'm going to protect cocoa and send it back to you in the studio. >> she thinks it is a hot dog. >> we won't wait to go to someone who waited till the last minute. tom betgeorge, thank you for
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joining us. 600 hours to produce one of these shows. where do you get your inspiration? >> well, you know, ever since i was a child whenever i heard music i actually saw colors, so when i programmed lights i already have an idea of what i want it to look like and try to create effect that is best emulate what's already going on inside my mind. >> you know, tom, online people clearly love your halloween light show, almost 3 million views for last year's halloween light show so what does your wife think about all this? >> she's cool with it as long as i don't make her set it up. it's a lot of nerd stuff. in the past i've done some metal, hip-hop, even muse africa movies. but she really loves musical theater so i think next year i'll do hamilt"hamilton." >> we're booking you next year with that. hey, tom, congratulations, we understand you became a dad this
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week and for quite some time you have brought joy to kids in the neighborhood. now that you have this little one, does it change things, manth it even more special? >> it does. i've always done this for the kids in the community and now that we have a child of our own i think it makes it much more exciting. >> well, i bet it does. that baby looks very wasteful right now. not listening to too much met metalli metallica. you have something special for us. a little "ghostbusters" theme? >> yeah, i do. here it is. ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ who you gonna call ghostbusters ♪ ♪ freaky ghosts, baby, you better call ghostbusters ♪ >> fantastic.
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♪ >> all right. i love that. get into the halloween spirit. two days away. now we're going to go to our series "the influencers" spotlighting the people behind the most popular accounts on social media. we're meeting ruby perman using her graphic design talent to create works of art unlike any you've ever seen. take a look. from graphic designing to celebrity food stylist sensation, ruby perman soaring on tiktok gaining nearly 700,000 followers and collecting over 12 million likes during the pandemic. her creative and unique portraits not only look amazing but are edible too. >> i start off with my signature white plate. >> reporter: inspired by extravagant red carpet gowns she hits the kitchen using everyday foods to create over a hunch these beautiful celebrity masterpieces and now she's got a special surprise in store just for us.
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ruby is here live. she has more than 700,000 social media followers and her motto is, when life gives you lemons, wear them. hello, ruby. how are you? >> hello. thank you so much for having me. i'm so excited to be on the show. >> we're excited you're here and excited for the big reveal so don't hold back. reveal for us, please. >> yes. >> what you got? >> okay. well, i'm just putting the final touches on robin's dress. >> ah, beautiful. >> wow. >> i love halloween. i love halloween and i love costumes and dressing up so i wanted to surprise you guys with your own halloween costumes made out of my favorite candy. >> looks gorgeous. looks beautiful. >> that is an orange suit. when is the last time you wore orange? >> a big pumpkin. >> ruby, tell us -- >> i think michael looks really good in orange. >> thank you. >> how did you get started doing
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incredible creations? how did you get started doing this? >> well, i'm a graphic designer turned food stylist and i just, you know, it's been such a crazy year as we know and i wanted to find a creative outlet to, you know, help me pass the days, so i -- what i did was took a photo of myself, i put it on the plate and then i made myself this mango dress and it was so satisfying that i thought, i really need to dress other people. so earlier this year i started a atlantic tok account and my first post went viral and then it just all took off from there. >> so what was that first post and what do you think the secret has been to seeing all of these creations be so popular on social media? >> well, you know, i think that food really brings people together. my first post was with a pomegranate dress and i just so
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happy that people resonate with my food art and i think my hope is just, you know, if i could bring a little bit of joy to the people watching my videos during these crazy times, that would be just so wonderful to me. >> it's beautiful. i mean, it's mesmerizing to watch do you that and also making me hungry. you've heard from some celebrities and they love your creations so what is that like to hear from them? >> well, you know, i live in california and i just love watching the red carpet and celebrities in their big gowns, so it was so wonderful to hear from some of the celebrities and laura dern loved her chips and salsa dress and actually shared it on her instagram story and then celine dion messaged me to see if she could share my celine dijon dress on her tiktok account so that was super awesome. >> wow. >> ruby, we really appreciate you joining us this morning,
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just so creative and so fun to watch. and we -- >> thank you. >> continued des for you. >> thank you so much. and thank you again for having me on the show. >> thank you for our creation. i love the orange. george, you look good in blue and, robin, i love your dress as well. see the full video of her creating us in candy on and also on our ticket tock. coming up, one of my favorite thing, i know, thriver thursday. how one man turned his chronic illness around by embracing the power of foo
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[what's this?] oh, are we kicking karly out? we live with at&t. it was a lapse in judgment. at&t, we called this house meeting because you advertise gig-speed internet, but we can't sign up for that here. yeah, but i'm just like warming up to those speeds. you've lived here two years. the personal attacks aren't helping, karly. don't you have like a hot pilates class to get to or something? [ muffled scream ] stop living with at&t. xfinity can deliver gig to the most homes.
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back here on "gma" on this thriver thursday. also thankful thursday and i'm thankful along with my production company to bring you the story of former long serving police officer and current brooklyn borough president eric adams who has dedicated his life to serving his community. his life changed when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but you know what, he turned it all around by embracing the power of food. >> one day i woke up and i couldn't see the alarm clock on my stand and realized that i was losing my sight and had a pain in my stomach that later turned out to be an user, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, but the real crisis i was facing that i was diagnosed with type 2
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diabetes. i remember being at the doctor's office and told that i was in the late stages of diabetes and he shared with me, you know, you're going to be on medicine the rest of your life. you're going to lose some finger, possibly some toes because of the nerve damage and you're going to be injecting yourself with insulin and you'll lose your sight. it was very significant, an emotional time for me because, remember, i was still a public figure and it was through that comfort of embracing and leaning into the learning moment of that time that i was able to see myself through diabetes. i learned the power of food and what food does to your body and how there's a disconnect between what we eat and the chronic conditions we're living through. i learned how to use food, a plant-based diet to reverse my conditions and when i did so
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three weeks later my vision came back. three months later my nerve damage went away, my diabetes went in remission. i couldn't even tell you when the user went away, it's just one day i said what happened to that pain in my stomach. i had medicine for one week and never had to take it again. it's been four years. we changed that impossibility into a possibility. >> yes, into possibility. joined by registered dietitian and nutritionist and good friend to "gma" maya feller. good to see you as always and, you know, a lot of people are -- they watch this piece and they think, okay, seems almost too good to be true. what do you say to them if they want to try something along these lines? >> so there's absolutely power at the tip of your fork and your nutrition choices can really have a positive impact on all of your health outcomes. the first thing that i would say to people is think about how you can add more plants into your day-to-day. you have to make it your own,
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right? you've got to follow your own cultural food pathways and one way that i like to do it, i've always been a lover of the breakfast salad in the morning, yes, i'll have a salad just like this and put a little egg in there, customize, make it your own and i get plants in the top of my day. >> looks delicious as well. a lot of people will say, but i'm going to get hungry if i don't have the right protein, if i don't have the meat. how can you substitute vegetables for protein and still feel full and satisfied? >> yeah, so beans are a fantastic source of plant-based protein but they're also an inincredible source of soluble fiber and what it does, it helps to keep you fuller longer and delays the stomach emptying and you don't get such big blood sugar spikes so what i really say to people who are looking for plant proteins is add beans into your diet. have them at least once a day. it helps with hunger and satiety.
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>> and get that fiber in there. okay. >> that's right. get that fiber in. >> and something, people, it goes beyond salt and pepper. so many different ways they can use spices to help new this regard. >> yes, yes, and you know especially with diabetes, the added salt and added sugars can really wreak havoc. i saline into the alternative spices. you see this huge bowl here, it's onion, garlic, ginger, all sitting right next to my stove and when i start any dish i add it in. in addition, i use fresh herbs and these fresh herbs just bring up the flavor and give life to any wonderful thing that i am making? >> it's wonderful for people to know the power of food that you can really change so many things about your aspects of your life simply by your diet. >> that's absolutely right. i mean the choice is theirs. they can make intentional choices around nutrition and it can change the trajectory of
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their health related out comes. >> maya as always, thank you. looking good at home. we miss you. >> thank you. >> you take care. >> i miss you all too. >> bless your heart. okay this, is just one part of eric's incredible story. you can watch his full episode along with our beyond thriving panel where you get more suggestions on how you can adopt this. it's on my facebook page right after "gma." now to ginger and, ginger, i'm hearing from folks down there on the coast. they're so grateful that you are there helping as you always do with the coverage of zeta. good to see you there, ginger. thank you. >> so good to be here. i'm so glad to be here and showcasing what has already happened. the trees down covering this road we're standing on. the steeple of the church off but we're already seeing sunshine. that's how quickly this has moved. it's well off to the northeast in parts of north carolina and virginia, but unfortunately you're not going to believe this. we've got another area of thunderstorms we're watching in the caribbean. remember, we still got a month
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left of hurricane season, looks like a 60% chance that good thursday morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. off to a chilly start, 40s and 50s at 9:00, 60s and 70s for the afternoon hours. temperatures above average. in fact, w w w w w w w w w w w w how about a little music on this thankful thursday? coming up, a special performance by jamie lynn spears. so come on back to "gma." ♪
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it's rising. the pain is coming.
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jamie lynn spears bringing a spin to "zoey 101" theme song teaming up with the cast for the music video and here she is with chantel jefferies presenting "follow me zoey 101."
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♪ ♪ are you ready ♪ ooh, i know you see me standing here, do i look good, my dear ♪ ♪ do i look good today, today, today ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh, i'm just a girl ♪ ♪ together we can see the world come on and run away, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ the deejay plays we can dance all day we can get away yeah ♪ ♪ we can make them see all the things that we can be ♪
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♪ come follow me, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ hey, don't be stuck inside your head just get out with me instead ♪ ♪ we'll melt the stress away ♪ yeah ♪ yeah, yeah, you do what you want to do ♪ ♪ all kind of moves, it's your role to play, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ so the deejay, we could dance all day let's just get away ♪ ♪ we can make up all the things we can be and forget your fears and follow me ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah
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♪ stars are shining now, shining for you ♪ ♪ shining for you ♪ the magic's all in you ♪ make them see all of the things that we can be ♪ ♪ forget all your fears and follow me ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ yeah ♪ tell the deejay we can dance all day let's just get away ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ we can make him see all of the things that we can be ♪ ♪ so follow me ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah >> i'm jamie lynn spears.
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>> and i'm chantel jefferies. who's supporting prop 15? joe biden. biden says, "every kid deserves a quality education and every family deserves to live in a safe, healthy community. that's why i support prop. 15." vote yes. schools and communities first is responsible for the contents of this ad.
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there are other ways to vote too. just return your vote-by-mail ballot at your voting location or mail it back. or you can vote safely in-person during early voting or on election day. vote the way you're most comfortable - but vote by 8pm on november 3rd. who'sgovernor gavin newsom. the governor says prop 15 is, "fair, phased-in, and long overdue reform", that "will exempt small businesses and residential property owners." join governor newsom. vote yes on 15. >> announcer: we've been scary, spooky, even groovy. this halloween will be unlike any you've seen before with big surprises that will awaken the halloween kid in all of us, the halloween we all deserve tomorrow on "gma." "good morning america" is sponsored by progressive
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insurance. save when you bundle auto, home or motorcycle insurance. >> i want to say thanks to jamie lynn spears for being with us this morning and for that great performance. >> that was terrific. before we go, james longman is teaming up for the event "virus hunters quart sunday, november 1sts at 9:00, 8:00 central. >> i've seen some promos for that it looks good. we thank you for watching on this thankful thursday, happy friday eve, y'all.
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, star of the head trauma, "outlander," sam heughan. and last-minute diy costumes. as we continue our "countdown to halloween." we will meet a family from oklahoma that really likes to go big on halloween. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] of >> kelly: hi, there. hi. welcome, everybody. it's thursday, october 29, 2020. >> ryan: almost there. the big celebration is one sleep away. [laughs] our halloween extravaganza. we have some real treats for you today. it's a little teaser video for you as well. >> kelly: that's right. we


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