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good morning, america. concert chaos. what we're learning about the tragedy in houston that led to the deaths of eight people at the astroworld festival while travis scott was on stage. ♪ the young concertgoers who lost their lives, and the harrowing stories of those who survived, being caught in the crush. >> i could feel myself, like, i was drowning under water. criminal investigation. officials now looking into what safety measures were taken for the soldout festival attended by 50,000 fans. overnight, travis scott speaking out after learning about the chaos. >> i'm honestly just devastated, and i could never imagine anything like this just happening. >> what's next for the grammy award-winning artist?
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and good morning, america. so great to have you with us on a sunday morning. eva pilgrim is on maternity leave, but shay to have juju chang and gio benitez back at the de and we do have a lot to cover today. a somber scene in houston at a growing makeshift memorial outside the site of that concert disaster. people leaving flowers to remember the victims. what happened is now the subject of a criminal investigation as authorities try to sort out what led to eight deaths and dozens injured. some still hospitalized. >> and 50,000 people were in the audience that night at the travis concert, friday night, when some surged forward, compressing the crowd at the front of the venue into a dangerous crush of bodies, unable to move. some unable even to breathe, and now so many questions yet to be answered. >> and among those questions, how long did it take to stop the concert, and how effective was security? authorities saying more than 1,200 police officers and gss njectingssg one working the
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abc's marcus moore is at the concert site this morning and joins us live with the latest. marcus, good morning. >> reporter: gio, good morning. you can see that memorial just outside the park where that concert was happening. there's so much pain here in houston and a lot of unanswered questions about how this many people were killed, and were critically injured, including children. ♪ >> reporter: this morning, a criminal investigation is under way as we learn more about the lives lost during the pandemonium at this texas music festival. it left eight people dead, the youngest victim just 14 years old. overnight, one victim identified as brianna rodriguez, a 16-year-old high school junior, and 21-year-old franco patino, an engineering student at the university of dayton. approximately 50,000 people
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avco sutl inou wthors y e d gan surging the stage. one fan seen here being lifted off the ground and carried out. 300 people had to be treated, fans reporting having to gasp for air, crushed in the crowd. >> i could feel myself, like i was drowning under water, like i was gasping for air when i couldn't get it and i was screaming like i've never screamed before, and nobody could hear me. >> reporter: her husband laying on top of her shielding her from the onslaught of people. >> it was very hard and scary, but i just laid on her and made sure nobody stepped on her head or her face, but she kept on screaming. >> reporter: scott pausing the show when he noticed a fan in distress. seen in this apple music livestream. >> we need some help. somebody passed out right here. somebody passed out right here. hold on. don't touch him. don't touch him. everybody just back up. >> the crowd would shift one way, and then shift the other way, and then at some points, you would be, like, you know,
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your shoulders are so, like, tight and sometimes your feet would be off the ground and you're just, like, moving. tocott's s, th ncertguldn't bred desperately tried to move away. >> i tried to walk out, and i knew a drop was coming and i could hear it was about to happen and i knew i was going to get sucked right back into another pit and get crushed all over again. >> reporter: he said someone ran to the medical tent in panic alerting the staff to possible deaths. >> somebody said, there's dead bodies in the pit and you all got to go in and do something about this. >> reporter: the chaos, overwhelming. police saying one officer at the concert was trying to restrain a person and had to be revived with the opioid antidote narcan after he reported feeling a prick in his neck. >> he was revived and the staff did notice a prick that was similar to a prick that you would get if somebody was trying to inject. >> reporter: and then there was this icu nurse who thought her life was over, asking her boyfriend to tell her son she
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loves him. >> i really didn't think i was going to see him again, and then i fainted. >> reporter: after waking up, springing right into action. >> i was, like, i'm an icu nurse. let me help. i'm st trying to go in, trying to control the chaos as much as i can. >> reporter: overnight, scott speaking out on instagram saying he's devastated. >> i just want to send out prayers to the -- to the ones that was lost last night. my fans really mean the world to me, and i always just really want to leave them with a positive experience. i could just never imagine the severity of the situation. >> reporter: livenation, the released a statement saying it's heartbroken by what happened here, and pledged to work with investigators as they search for answers. it took about 40 minutes from the first report of troubles to stop to concert. the police chief said yesterday during a news conference that with 50,000 people in one spot,
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if they tried to shut it down too quickly they ran a risk of a riot. he said the area in his opinion was cleared relatively swiftly and all of the officials who spoke yesterday here in houston said that the families, particularly those who lost loved ones deserve answers. juju. >> marcus, thank you. so many unanswered questions ahead. thank you. joining us now are two people who survived the ordeal at that travis scott concert, 19-year-old kaia redus and former marine, lucas naccarati. good morning to you both. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> kaia, let me begin with you. i know you were there with a friend. when did you first sense that something was terribly wrong? >> about 20 minutes before he came out. >> and what were you seeing in the crowd? >> i looked behind me, and there was no opening to get out. it was, like, there was just people on top of people, and it was just too much.
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>> and lucas, i know that you tried to help people along the way. you're a strong guy, clearly, but it took you crushed into the crowd as well. >> right. i was definitely crushed. it was just so intense to where you couldn't even scratch your face no matter how hard you tried. whatever position you were in, you were stuck in, regardless of what you did. >> lucas, you shared video with us, and you can see how tightly packed the crowd was. how close were you to the front, and how much were people crowded in together? >> i would say i was about at least 100 feet from the front. i was towards the middle, near where the camera people were at, and we were just packed beyond belief. so even at that point, i guess that was one of the more intense parts of the crowd since it was towards the middle. >> and you're a former marine -- >> i was trying to rush there. >> you're a former marine? >> yes, ma'am. >> i know you stopped to help people, give them cpr at one point? how difficult and dangerous was
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this situation? >> the first person that i gave cpr to, they -- it was just -- this girl was just screaming for her life, and i looked over at her. i grabbed her towards the end, towards the back of the crowd, and when i found a spot to lay her down, she just wasn't responding. i checked her pulse. i checked everything. i tried to give her cpr. after about a minute and a half, she came back, and another girl saw her, started taking over, and i looked over to my right, to look for a security guard. there was a guy just getting completely stomped on. i just put my shoulder down and just rushed into the crowd and i think i trucked, like, two people. i took out the second guy. the second guy was pretty much dead as i got him. i tried for a minute and half. people were trying to walk over me, and him, sop i did cpr as long as i could until i felt like my life was at risk and i went and looked for a security guard or medic. he didn't respond at all. he was dead already. >> lucas, that was so traumatic and you're describing such heroic behavior.
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kaia, i know somebody came out. a stranger helped you get out once you fell to the ground, right? >> yes, he did. he came out of nowhere, and he just, like, picked me up, but i'm thankful that he did. >> and what was it like when you were on the ground trying to claw your way up? i heard descriptions that were absolutely harrowing. >> it was, like -- it was like nothing i've ever felt before. like you couldn't even feel anything because you were just i a panic. you knew you had to get out, but it was like, how do you get out of a place where there's no way to get out. like, i'm a pretty tall girl, pretty big girl, and it was hard for me to get out. like, if it hadn't been for him, i wouldn't have got out of there. >> lucas, kaia, thank you both so much for joining us. i know there's a lot of trauma to be healed. we hope you're both well, and take care. >> yes, ma'am. >> thank you. >> thank you both. gio? >> all right, juju, just so tragic. thank you so much.
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we're going to turn now to the headline on the battle over vaccination. a federal court stepping in to temporarily block the biden administration's plan to require workers at large businesses to be vaccinated by january 4th, and janai is here now with more on that. janai, good morning. >> reporter: gio, good morning to you. yeah, that federal vaccine requirement for two-thirds of the american workforce now on hold. saturday, a federal appeals court temporarily halting the biden administration's vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, granting an emergency stay of the requirement, as they were faced with a january 4th deadline to require workers to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. the biden administration confident that the requirement and potential $14,000 fine for violations will be upheld by the courts. the requirement that would impact an estimated 70 million healthcare workers, prompted weeks of protests. so far the covid-19 pandemic has claimed more than 750,000 lives in the country. the biden administration pushing
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extensive vaccinations as the fastest way to end the pandemic. whit? >> janai, thank you. we do switch to politics now and president biden is taking a victory lap over one part of his agenda. the house approving his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. the battle over the bill playing out over a course of months. once signed it will touch virtually every part of the country, with plans to rebuild roads, bridges, modernize public works and improve broadband internet service. let's talk more about this with abc news political director rick klein. rick, good morning to you. it's always great to have you. so the passage of this infrastructure bill, it comes fresh off the setbacks of losses last week for democrats. what does this mean overall for president biden's agenda, and how much could this help unite democrats to pass that bigger spending package in the coming weeks? >> whit, such an interesting coalition that came together to support this bill friday night. six democrats voting against it. 13 republicans voting for it. so without that bipartisanship, this doesn't pass. the president's larger package of social spending that needs
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all the democrats to get onboard. not final house approval, much less senate approval, where we know that senator joe manchin does not like the package as it is currently crafted. there are no current guarantees around that. it speaks to the very different messages that democrats took away from those tuesday election losses. one school of thought that voters are punishing democrats for not doing enough, and therefore they should do more and do it faster. other democrats, including moderates like manchin who say, we have to back off, and that does not portend well for that much larger social spending package. it's a victory for president biden, but unclear whether the rest of his agenda can indeed pass. >> and biden did say the party needed to deliver for the voters and he said this was one part of that, passing the infrastructure bill, but still more to come on that. i do want to switch topics, though, because we've also seen president biden come under fire over payments of migrant families separated at the border. how is the white house explaining this? >> this is fascinating, whit, because the first time the president was asked about it, he said it was a garbage report,
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seemed to dismiss the idea that these were going out at all. just yesterday, he clarified and he said he was referring to the size of the reported payment. talking about $450,000 per incident of a migrant separation. that ignited an uproar when it was reported and president biden said that his quivel is not with the idea of those payments, but with the size. he says it would actually cost taxpayer money to not have a settlement of some sort even if it's a smaller amount than that. either way it is going to be a controversial decision if and when the justice department comes to a decision. president biden is saying that it's the only way to right the wrong that was enacted by his predecessor. >> always great to see you on a sunday. be sure to watch "this week" later on this morning. martha raddatz goes one-on-one with surgeon general dr. vivek murthy about vaccines for young children, and the vaccine mandates. one year to the 2022 midterm elections, martha talks to swing state voters about last
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tuesday's election results and what they think of the biden presidency so far. juju? and now to some significant news overnight. the iraqi prime minister targeted by an assassination attempt by drone. the government releasing a statement saying he was not harmed. abc's julia macfarlane is in london with more. good morning to you, julia. >> reporter: juju, good morning. the iraqi prime minister was as you said targeted last night by explosive drones headed for his residence in baghdad in his heavily fortified green zone. residents reported hearing gunfire following the sound of explosions. reports also say that half a dozen of his detail were injured. however, this morning, the prime minister addressed the nation on camera saying he was fine, describing the attack as cowardly and called for peaceful dialogue. in the last month, there have been violent protests following a recent general election, but the government now says the iraqi security forces are taking necessary measures, ramping up security in the capital. the state department also
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reacting this morning to the news saying the u.s. is in close touch with the iraqi security forces and have offered american assistance as the iraqis investigate. so far, no group that has claimed responsibility for the attack. gio? >> all right, julia in london. thank you, julia. we're going to turn now to the trial of three white men in georgia accused of gunning down a black man who was running through their neighborhood. testimony in the ahmaud arbery case is set to begin before a mostly white jury, and abc's alex presha is in brunswick, georgia, now with more. alex, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gio. tomorrow prosecutors will call their next witness in this case. it's a little bit of a mystery as to who that will be. this witness list is sealed, but based off of jury questioning, we expect it could be another member of law enforcement or a member of the crime lab, but it was an emotional first day of this trial on friday. the prosecutor during opening statements played that cell phone video of ahmaud arbery's last moments alive. it was arbery's mother first time seeing that footage in its entirety. she let out an audible cry, and
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feet from her, the mother of the man who pulled the trigger sat shaking her head. the prosecutors say defendants gregory and travis mcmichael and william "roddie" bryan made a series of assumptions and decisions leading to arbery's death. they all pleaded not guilty. attorneys for mcmichael say the shooting was in self-defense and it was the only choice. arbery was unarmed the day he was shot to death, bryan's lawyer claims he was just a witness. also friday, we saw bodycamera footage from one of the first responding police officers on scene, that was so graphic one of the jurors shielded her eyes. over the weekend, we've talked to members of those community who say those images have rekindled feelings of frustration and sadness about that case. they're thinking about it and so you have to imagine that it stuck with members of the jury as well. whit? >> all right, alex presha for us, thank you so much. we do appreciate it. we want to shift gears now and get a check of the weather. rob marciano is here. usually we blame rob for all the problems across the country. >> i want credit. >> you're bringing gifts this
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morning, rob, fall colors. we'll take it. >> at least for juju. good morning, everybody. >> thank you, rob. >> you look great today. it kind of blends with the foilage here. it hasn't been the greatest of fall color seasons at least in the northeastern quarter of the country. hot weather, then wet weather, but now the cold weather is coming in. that beautiful shot out of ft. lee, new jersey, across the river, and this is out of new york city, and 39 in atlanta. and 37 in birmingham. that's chilly stuff. 48. it was 51 degrees for a high temperature yesterday in jacksonville. that's the coldest high it's ever been this early in the season. by the way, runners, 45 degrees. gio, who runs ultra marathons. that's a good temperature, right? okay, good. sunshine as well, and then we've got a coastal low here that has 1,400 miles of coastal alerts. that will be with wind and rain >> the view is nice and sunny n but it is chilly out there it will take a while to warm up numbers below average with sunshine a few high clouds
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rainy and wind conditions late monday through tuesday a level two system arriving with gusty winds later on tomorrow. today though enjoy some sun with 62 downtown low 60s in the north bay and 64 in san jose. gio, if you could describe for us on the 49th mile, what that feels like. >> i did two. i did two miles. how is that? >> two miles is good. that's a good start. >> you did more than that. good luck to all the runners today. >> rob, we're so happy to see you instead of being mondbbed b football fans. >> i enjoy this mob just as well. >> we're a big mob. today is the new york city marathon as rob mentioned, and it's a year after the covid cancellation, more than 30,000 people are taking part in the grueling race through all five of new york's boroughs, abc's
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phillipof has more from finish line. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, and welcome to the 50th running of the ne city marath. thinabout thisrun entirely inside of central park, 127 applicants, only 5 finished. now it's run all across the city and they're expecting 35,000 runners today. this morning, the 50th new york city marathon, a reduced field of 33,000 will make their way through five boroughs over five bridges. 26.2 miles, and this year, they'll do it in person again. >> soak it in. a year ago we were not here, and today new york is back. >> reporter: new york roadrunners puts on the race and points out the new importance of the sport for so many during the pandemic. >> we saw a lot of new runners take up the sport for the first time. running provided a solace and comfort, and a return to normalcy for many people during these uncertain times. >> reporter: and running does just that for thomas eller. he sees the thousands lining the streets screaming and cheering. he just can't hear them.
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>> i can feel it with the whole body, even for a deaf person like me. >> reporter: thomas is a deaf olympics athlete, and he was on track to be the first-ever marathon runner meaning tokyo, berlin, paris, new york, boston and chicago. he came from germany to compete and says running is like therapy for his eyes. >> the new york marathon is so special for me because the crowd, the camaraderie, the people cheering for you. it's a special atmosphere. >> reporter: the pandemic threw him off course last year, but now thomas is running new york city this morning, and in 2023, he plans to complete the six in tokyo. thomas' story is so great, just one of so many of the thousands of runners. whether they're running for their personal best, running for a charity or just desperately looking to cross the finish line behind me, it's a little extra special this year because it's the 50th anniversary, and
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because they couldn't do it last year. guys, our own will reeve is running. i was with him yesterday. he's running for his family's foundation. i of course, am limbering up to stand over here. and root for him. love working out. not a big runner. >> i'm with you on that one, phil, thank you so much. we're so happy to see the marathon back. it's really great. coming up here, the security situation at the houston concert tragedy. what we're learning this morning as we continue our coverage. "good morning america" sponsored by geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. on my travels across the country i came across this house with water dripping from the ceiling. you never know when something like this will happen. so let the geico insurance agency help you with homeowners insurance and protect yourself from things like fire, theft, or in this case, water damage. noi'd say somewhere upstairs
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we do have a lot to cover this morning, and here are some of the other big headlines we're following. happening right now, aaron rodgers and healthcare organization prevea health, have announced they're ending their partnership after a decade. this comes in the wake of rodgers testing positive for covid-19 and revealing he did not receive a vaccine months after telling the press he had been immunized against the virus. executives from other nfl teams now questioning if there were uneven covid-19 protocol standards. the nfl is investigating how the packers handled those covid-19 protocols. and also right now, poignant scene, arlington national cemetery releasing moving photos of the private special military ceremony for general colin powell. members from five branches of the u.s. armed services, the u.s. army band, and the 3rd u.s. infantry regiment all taking part. and home from the hospital. transportation secretary pete buttigieg and his husband announcing that their son gus is finally back home with them and twin sister penelope rose. there was a three-week hospital stay including a week on a ventilator. buttigieg has been criticized
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for taking too much time off on family paid leave, but the secretary has said, welcoming a new child is not a vacation. it's work. >> a special homecoming for sure. and we start this half hour with a closer look at our top story. eight people losing their lives during a crowd surge at the astroworld music festival. in houston this weekend. there's now a criminal investigation under way. let's go back to marcus moore in houston. good morning again, marcus. >> reporter: juju, good morning again. yes, officials said yesterday that this is not only a criminal investigation, but also a narcotics investigation after eight people were killed at this this venue, including two high school students, and this morning, more than a dozen people are in the hospital recovering from their injuries. we know that a crowd of about 50,000 people were here for this concert, and at some point on friday night, that crowd began to surge the stage. this morning, investigators are investigating or looking into why that happened, and witnesses are describing an absolute scene
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of terror and chaos to abc news saying that they were gasping for air as they were being crushed by the crowd. one woman said that it was like she was drowning as the crowd was crushing them. people were unconscious and at the same time, others were calling for help. now, authorities say it took about 40 minutes to stop the concert from the time of the first reports of trouble, and yesterday officials seemed to defend that saying that with a crowd so large, many of them young people, if they were to try to shut it down too quickly, that there was a risk of having a riot. now a quick word on what we know about the security. houston police say that there were more than 500 police officers on duty at the time. they were working alongside more than 700 private security guards, and police have confirmed that one of those security guards actually was injured. he was pricked in the neck with a needle while reaching for a concertgoer. that security guard was left unconscious. he was actually -- had to be revived with authorities using
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narcan, and officials saying it was administered several times that night. it's unclear how that incident plays into the overall disaster that unfolded here, but travis scott took to social media overnight saying that he was devastated, that he never could have imagined anything like this happening, and he says he's working closely with authorities. livenation that put on this event, they also released a statement saying they are heartbroken by what happened here. they are also working with authorities, but whit, this morning, local officials and people across this country this morning say that the families, particularly those who lost loved ones deserve answers. >> they absolutely do. marcus moore, thank you so much. we're going to try to dig into this a bit more, talk more about this tragedy with trial attorney danielle cohen higgins. good morning to you. it's good to have you. as marcus just noted there, there's a criminal investigation now that's under way. based on the videos we have
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seen, and what authorities have already confirmed, do you anticipate there will be charges and who is most likely to face them? >> you know, listen. it's very early and there are certainly more questions than answers and all of our hearts break for these families, but as the videos are coming out, it is clear that this was absolute bedlam. it couldn't possibly be the argument of livenation or anyone that produced this concert that what happened two days ago was expected. clearly there was a derailment in planning. clearly there was a derailment in preparation, and currently the producers of this event, whoever was responsible for putting this on in houston, texas, is going to receive the lion's share of blame for the loss of eight young people's life. >> now we saw that emotional response on social media from travis scott. what responsibility does he have as the performer in this case, and how likely is it that he could face any legal action? >> well, we have to look at travis scott in a number of different lights. are we looking at travis scott as the performer, or travis scott as the producer? was he a producer in this event?
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did he have a hand in planning and preparation? if he did, the liability may fall on him. regarding two nights ago, it doesn't appear as though he did anything to incite the crowd. as a performer it doesn't appear that he'll have any liability. but if he was a producer that's very possible. >> another shocking element here that's getting a lot of attention. they're saying at least one report of a security guard who may have been jabbed in the neck with a sir ring who was reportedly treated with narcan to bring him back to consciousness. they caution it still too early to draw conclusions here, but how could this factor into the investigation? >> well, what were these young people doing? 50,000 people. this is larger than some cities in america. how was this crowd being controlled? what were these young people able to bring into this concert? what kind of needle was this? what was in this needle? what kind of security was in place to prevent exactly this from happening? >> there's this whole buildup. we saw videos of people rushing barricades before the concert
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even began. danielle, thank you for your time this morning. we do appreciate it. >> thank you. >> gio? we're going to switch gears now and talk about the weather, but rob, you started with the fall leaves. now you brought back the snow. we're not having it. >> well, that's the direction it's going, gio. get over your miami self, okay? loveland ski area opened up last weekend, and they got a little bit of fresh snow, but it's been sunny, and above average temperatures today. so enjoy that. 10,000 feet in elevation, they were ripping it up and this is one of the first areas to open up. as we're starting to pile up the snow, at least the parts of the rockies and the cascades, another system coming into the northwest. portland to seattle will see some rain. it was a messy day yesterday for the huskies game. the ducks won it, and san francisco, after a break today, and you will get another shot of rain and some mountain snow. in the northern rockies and maybe in the cascades could see 1 to 2 feet of snow. that will build up the snow base. we'll take all we can get.
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this weather report has been sponsored by target. i'm pulling out the snow toys. i don't know about you. >> that's the attitude. >> got to get the snowboard out, wax it up. exactly. >> some knuckle -- some powder fields out there. we do appreciate it. coming up here on "gma," advice on booking your flights. if you are trying to avoid the snow, maybe get someplace warm, where you can still find those deals. and then taylor swift and the film she's releasing this week ahead in "pop news." week ahead in "pop news." ♪ best of my love” by black pumas feat. sofia reyes ♪ what the holidays give, is meant to be shared. it's the new traditions that lift us up, and the way our celebrations are prepared.
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and welcome back to "gma." you've seen the airports. more travel rers feeling comfortable taking to the skies
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and in fact, the tsa says more than 2 million people passed through its checkpoints on friday getting closer to those numbers we saw in 2019, and abc's deirdre bolton is hunting down travel deals for the holiday season. >> we're expecting to see a lot of people hitting the skies for the holidays. >> reporter: a possible game changer for family travel this week with the cdc officially recommending use of the pfizer vaccine in children as young as 5 years old. the timing couldn't be better according to scott's cheap flights, with some fantastic deals on airfares across the country like atlanta to denver for $97 in early december. some other spots where families can find good value right now? >> miami, honolulu, vegas, cancun. >> reporter: and a little further? >> between the u.s. and europe. fares are extremely low. so just last week we saw $325 nonstop round trip between chicago and switzerland. >> reporter: it's not just americans who want to be in the skies. >> as of november 8th, as the
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u.s. borders open to europeans and others, we expect to see those numbers back as well. >> reporter: to be sure, now is the time to buy tickets. >> we're not going to have this oversupply of seats anymore which means prices will normalize. lock in those fares now, even if it's for next summer or next spring, lock it in now. >> reporter: deirdre bolton, abc news, new york. lock in those fares, and with the holiday approaching, i recently had the chance to speak with the points guy, brian kelly, and we talked about resources travelers may not even know about. take a look. >> you need to plan these dates for travel, and november will be a huge month. my number one tip is book flights using credit cards that offer trip cancellation or interruption coverage. a lot of credit cards offer it, and, you know, people don't realize if your flight's canceled or really delayed and you need to book a hotel, t airlines don't have to pay for it for you. use a credit card that gives you that extra bit of coverage. >> what if we're booked, we're
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at the airport and there are problems? >> i highly recommend you download whatever airline you're flying, download the app and sign up for instant notifications. the key to everything is timing. if you wait for the gate agent to inform you the flight is delayed and then you get in line with 100 other people, chances are all those seats that are remaining to your destination on other flights are going to get snapped up by other people. don't wait in line, go online. >> no doubt about that. now, what can we do in the days before the trip? >> check to make sure the flight that you booked is still going out at the time you booked it for. if the airline has changed the schedule dramatically, or changed to another day, you are owed a full refund or, you know, to be rebooked on another flight that suits you. so, you know, just make sure that what you have booked is actually going to go out as planned. >> brian kelly, the points guy. you're always a pleasure. thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> some good tips right there.
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the film which is also written and directed by swift will be released on friday. that's the same day as "red: taylor's version." also drops. a lot to look forward to from taylor swift. >> she wrote and directed too? >> always busy. >> whit, you can't contain yourself. >> i know, i'm a big fan too. mariah carey isn't done singing about christmas. in fact, she's just getting started. we do have thanksgiving, but she just released her new song and music video, "fall in love at christmas," and it includes quick shots of her kids, moroccan and monroe also. ♪ ♪ >> hanging on tight to that title as the queen of christmas. mariah is also involved in a christmas special this year on apple tv plus. what? >> i just loved her apple tv plus the last one she did. >> really? i didn't see it. >> it's good. >> okay, so, there you have it. the reviews are in.
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>> now you have two to watch. >> two to watch. gio, it's not "binge this." finally, it is "9 to 5" all over again. sort of. the production of seventh and final season of "grace & frankie,," starring lily tomlin and jane fonda, wrapped up and they know fans had been hoping dolly parton would join them on an episode, and now she has filmed a cameo, the episode is set to air early next year. it's been over 40 years since the trio starred together in their classic hit "9 to 5" with over $100 million at the box office. >> i love me some dolly. >> you gave me dolly, taylor and mariah in one "pop news." >> you ask and you shall receive. >> thanks, janai. >> you win. we will be right back here on "good morning america." stick around. living with metastatic breast cancer means being relentless. because every day matters. and having more of them is possible with verzenio. the only one of its kind proven to help you live significantly longer when taken with fulvestrant, regardless of menopause.
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about his relationship with michael jordan. i want to say thank you to juju, and gio. thank you so much for being with us this weekend. >> love it. >> have a great day, everybody. >> thank you. thank you. it. it. >> have a great day, e settle down, e settle down, everybody. >> we're excited about this trivia today. >> actually i'm learning some new stuff. got a couple of fun questions. shoutout to our affiliate in philadelphia, our abc station wpvi, channel 6. this is close to home for us. one of our colleagues. what american actress appeared on philadelphia's local '80s
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show "dancing on air"? >> where's eva pilgrim when you need her? >> she hosts a talk show at 9:00 on wabc. kelly ripa. >> kelly. oh. okay. >> sorry we got that one wrong. >> with, you know, you don't live in philly. with paris, france, coming in first, philadelphia has the second largest number of what kind of paintings? >> cool ones. >> exactly. very cool. >> impressionist. >> impressionist. >> i win again. ding ding ding ding ding. winner winner chicken dinner. >> we would have been ice cold without juju. er winner chicken >> we would have been ice cold without juju.
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>> announcer: "this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. bipartisan breakthrough. >> the motion is adopted. >> president biden takes a victory lap after the house passes a massive infrastructure bill. >> the american people have made clear one overwhelming thing. they want us to deliver. last night, we proved we can. >> his party under pressure in light of the republican victory in virginia, setting off alarm bells for democrats. what it might mean for the midterms just one year out. we drove through key southern states all the way from north carolina down here to florida where republicans are gleeful. >> what do you think it says for georgia in the midterms?


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