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person. reggie: ♪ good morning, america, for our viewers in the west. as we start another week with you, the new covid variant on the move across the country. on alert. the omicron variant now in 17 states. officials warning that the number of cases will rise. as we hear from the man who tested positive after attending that packed convention in new york city. this morning, the new travel restrictions going into effect. arctic blast on the move. ginger is tracking the wild weather across the country, the dangerous wind and crashing temperatures sweeping east, and the major flooding in hawaii with more on the way. rising tensions. russian troops near the border with ukraine, sparking fears of an invasion. president biden set to talk to russian president vladimir putin. chris cuomo fired.
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now the former cnn anchor is this aer helping his brother duc andrew cuomo during the former new york governor's own scandal. family behind bars. tracking down the parents of the michigan school shooter. now they face involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of four students. the prosecutor of the case joins us live. deadly volcano. ash shooting into the sky and covering villages. at least 14 killed in indonesia. hundreds of homes, dozens of schools destroyed. this morning, the search and rescue efforts on hold with fears of another eruption. is there a cure? the medical breakthrough for type 1 diabetes. this morning, we hear from the first participant in a groundbreaking new clinical trial who after decades of struggling says he feels, quote, fantastic. remembering an american hero. bob dole, the soldier, the senator, and presidential candidate. this morning, we celebrate the life of the man who fought for
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those with disabilities and wounded warriors. >> thank you very much, and god bless america. >> tributes from all over the world. ♪ finally it has happened to me ♪ and at long last, a lions victory. after a dramatic walkoff win, the first in 12 months. they're dancing in detroit this morning. good morning, america. welcome back to t.j. >> good to be here with you. i'm here because we are -- michael strahan is going back to training camp. there he is. he starts his training today with his new liftoff swag there. yes, his blue origin flight is taking off in just three days. we're going to check in with him shortly. >> you see that big smile. he is very excited. we will check in with michael later. we're going to begin though with concerns about the new covid variant. 17 states now with confirmed cases.
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stephanie ramos is live at the javits center here in new york where one of the first people who tested positive for omicron attended a massive convention. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. health officials are closely following the spread of the omicron variant across the country. here in new york, dozens of people tested positive for covid after attending an event at this convention center. this morning, health officials on alert as the omicron variant spreads across the country with cases reported in at least 17 states. >> we know we have, you know, several dozen cases, and we're following them closely and we are every day hearing about more and more probable cases. so that number is likely to rise. >> reporter: 30-year-old peter mcginn from minnesota is one of those cases being monitored. he tested positive for the omicron variant. mcginn is fully vaccinated, and received a booster. he attended an anime convention in new york city in late november. after flying home, he learned
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that one friend he went to the convention with tested positive for covid. >> i was just a little taken back from the fact that i had covid, and it was the new one. >> reporter: he believes he contracted the variant not at the convention itself, but events after when he and a group of about 30 people, also vaccinated, got together. now half of that group has tested positive for covid. >> i felt perfectly safe with the people that i was with, and so it never really crossed my mind to think that i had covid. so it was more like those events outside the con where i believe that the transmission took place. >> reporter: it's unclear if the omicron variant will be more severe or spread faster than the delta variant. >> we have to be careful before we make any determinations, but thus far the signals have been encouraging regarding the severity. >> reporter: but officials stress that all eligible americans roll up their sleeves and get that booster shot. in louisiana, thousands being
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tested after a covid outbreak on a week-long international cruise. at least 17 confirmed cases on the norwegian breakaway. the cruise ship company is saying in a statement, in part, in addition to requiring that 100% of guests and crew are fully vaccinated, we have implemented quarantine, isolation, and contact tracing procedures. robin? >> stephanie, the new travel restrictions for international travelers coming to the u.s. are now in place this morning. tell everybody what exactly that is. >> reporter: right, robin. so starting today all air passengers with a flight departing to the u.s. from a foreign country will be required to show a negative covid test taken within 24 hours, instead of three days. off of this in an effort to slow the spread of the omicron variant. robin? >> all right, stephanie. thank you. t.j.? we turn now this arctic blast on the move. ginger tracking this for us. snow in the midwest, dangerous wind, and crashing temperatures. a lot to get to. ginger, good morning.
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>> a powerful coldfront, t.j. good morning to you. look at this video out of montana. this is interstate 90, east of billings. eastbound lanes standstill. icing there up to 16 inches from montana to michigan, and we also saw dust blowing through downtown denver. gusts up to 35 miles an hour west of there. aso over the weekend, it was tornadic in parts of kentucky and tennessee as you see the video there. today, i think the people that need to be on the lookout, monroe, louisiana, jackson, mississippi. there's a severe storm threat along the coldfront. look at the numbers. george, they're going to slide. don't get away from it. that artic blast the here tomorrow. >> it is coming. ginger, thanks very much. we're going to go overseas now to growing tensions over ukraine. more than 100,000 russian troops are amassing near that border sparking fears of an invasion. president biden will talk to vladimir putin tomorrow, and mary bruce is standing by at the white house first. let's go to ian pannell who is on the scene in ukraine. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning,
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george. that's right. this is one of the most serious crises since the cold war. tension over ukraine between russia and america higher than at any time since seven years ago. we're in one of the towns on the front line with the russian-backed rebel east of ukraine. there is supposed to be a peace agreement, but we have been hearing the sound of small arms fired by both sides, and today, as many as 100,000 russian combat troops are thought to be amassed on that eastern border. the u.s. fears they could be preparing for a full-scale military assault. u.s. officials have been briefing "the washington post" and others with maps claiming the kremlin is launching a multi-front offensive with more than 170,000 troops with artillery and other equipment. george? >> ian, how is the kremlin responding to the reports? >> reporter: russia's dismissing the claims, accusing the american officials of aggravating the situation, but it's also a nightmare of military confrontation. the kremlin fears the ukraine
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getting too close to the west and nato. the question this morning is whether or not putin really plans to put troops across the border in this part of ukraine or whether this is just a tough negotiating tactic to try to extract concessions ahead of that crucial video summit tomorrow. george? >> ian, thanks very much. that summit is coming tomorrow. let's bring in our senior white house correspondent mary bruce. the white house is alarmed by these reports of russian troops. >> reporter: this is growing alarm here at the white house, george. the president says this is going to be a long discussion tomorrow with vladimir putin. it's their first we know of since july, and biden has said he's going to make it very, very difficult for russia to invade ukraine. but the big question is how? how far is this administration willing to go to prevent this? we know they are considering putting in place another round of harsh economic sanctions, but george, based on what we've seen in the past it's not likely that's going to be enough to deter vladimir putin. >> mary, there are tensions with china as well. they're responding to a
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possible diplomatic boycott of the olympics. >> reporter: this is something the president is considering. it means the u.s. would not be sending official government representatives to the olympics, but that u.s. athletes would still be able to compete. the president is expected to make this announcement this week, and china this morning as you know is not happy about this. they are calling this an outright political provocation. they say it is completely selfish, and they're promising firm counter michig firm countermeasures, george. >> thanks. t.j.? we turn to the new accusation against now fired cnn anchor chris cuomo. another colleague at another network, not at cnn is accusing him of misconduct. erielle reshef is outside cnn head quarters in new york. erielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. it's unclear if those accusations factored into cnn's decision to fire chris cuomo, but there was an aboutface for the network that defended him for months. >> i'm chris cuomo, and welcome to primetime.
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>> reporter: this morning chris cuomo out of a job at cnn. the network firing its prime time anchor over the weekend, following his response to his brother's sexual harassment allegations. chris cuomo addressing the controversy last march. >> obviously i'm aware of what's going on with my brother. obviously i cannot cover it because he is my brother. now, of course, cnn has to cover it. they have covered it extensive i will, and they will continue to do so. i have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so. >> reporter: as news broke of his dizsmissal from cnn, cuomo treating, this is not how i
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want my time at cnn to end, but i have already told you why and how i helped my brother. but now, new allegations of sexual misconduct emerging against chris cuomo from a junior staffer at another network. an attorney for the woman who also represents one of andrew cuomo's accusers saying, hearing the hypocrisy of chris cuomo's on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained a lawyer. chris cuomo's lawyer responding, if the goal in making these unvetted accusations was to see mr. cuomo punished by cnn, that may reveal his dismissal by cnn. it was revealed he used media sources to press for information on the women accusing the former new york governor. the network now saying based on the report we received regarding chris' conduct with his brother's defense, we had cause to terminate. when new allegations came to us this week, we took them seriously and saw no reason to delay taking immediate action. and the former governor now faces a federal probe by the department of justice. cnn has not yet named a robin?ement for chris cuo'me sl.
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now to the disaster in indonesia. more than a dozen people dead after a volcano erupted on the country's most populated island. james longman is tracking the latest, and the fears of another eruption. good morning, james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, robin. this was an enormous eruption on java island in indonesia. it sent hot ash and smoke thousands of feet up into the air, turning the sky black. people scrambling to safety any way they could, fleeing on motor scooters, as ash rained down around them. molten rock streaming down the mountainside, engulfing entire villages. people tried to escape in trucks. you can see them now almost completely submerged in ash. you can see roofs jutting out of the mud which is now thickening across the landscape. rescue efforts did have to stop briefly because of wind and rain, and there's concern the volcano may flare up again. at least 14 people were killed,
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and with many missing, that number is likely to rise. more that a thousand people are now in rescue centers unsure whether their homes survived this tragedy. robin? >> tragic. thank you, james. george? we're celebrating the life of bob dole. a longtime republican leader and presidential candidate dying sunday at the age of 98. president biden ordered the flags at half-staff at the white house calling him the greatest in a great generation. an american hero, bob dole dedicated his life to his country on the battlefield and in the u.s. senate. born in 1923 in the small town of russell, kansas, dole grew up to be a star student and athlete, but in 1943, all of that was put on hold. he saw combat in world war ii, severely injured while fighting in italy. dole's body ripped apart by shrapnel and left for dead. he managed to survive and
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he returned home and started a grueling recovery. >> of all the titles i have had, you know, i tried to get one i didn't get, but the one i'm most proud of is veteran. >> reporter: dole's right arm would never heal. a constant reminder of war would fuel his fight for those with disabilities. a key player in enacting the americans for disabilities act in 1990, and with his second wife, elizabeth, dole established a foundation to help care for wounded warriors. the pair were a political powerhouse. two of the most respected figures in washington. >> i may be biased as a senator and her husband, but when george bush talked about the thousand points, he probably had elizabeth in mind. >> reporter: during his at tten in congress he worked towards bipartisan on civil rights and the safety net. he was chairman of the rnc, and joined the presidential ticket with gerald ford, and then after failed runs for president, he faced off against president clinton. that race quickly turned bob dole into a pop culture staple. he made several late night
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appearances poking fun at his persona. >> i don't run around saying, bob dole does this, and bob dole does that. that's not something bob dole does. [ laughter ] >> reporter: while he lost the race, he never lost his sense of humor. when president clinton awarded him the presidential medal of freedom after he lost the election, he pretended to be sworn in at the white house. >> i, robert j. dole -- [ laughter ] -- do solemnly swear. oops, sorry, wrong speech. >> reporter: overnight, tributes poured in. president biden called dole a friend whom i could look to for trusted guidance or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves.
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president clinton tweeted bob dole dedicated his entire life to serving the american people. after all he gave in the war, he didn't have to give more, but he did. his example should inspire people today, and for generations to come. >> i leave you all tonight with a full heart and a fervent prayer that we will meet again and we will meet often. in this land where america's always happening, where every day is a new beginning, and every life, a blessing from god. thank you for all you've done and all you will do in the future for america. thank you very much, and god bless america. [ applause ] >> entire lifetime of service from bob dole. >> and the fact that he said the title that means the most to him, veteran, says a lot about his character. >> sure does. >> still no life in politics without him. let's check in with our strahan. he's down in van horn, texas. just a few days before liftoff. you are running out of time to back out. how are you doing?
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>> reporter: there's no backing out, t.j. i'll be honest. i'm here. i'm excited. i'm really excited. i got to van horn, texas last night. i drove across the desert to get here. i'm staying at astronaut village. what could be better than this? i'm sleeping in an airstream trailer and training at blue origin site one. i want to show you guys what goes on here. i don't want you to get jealous when i do because it's too late for you to join me. i'm going to tell you how i'm getting ready to take off. that is all coming up, guys. >> t-minus three days. >> that is coming. >> thanks, michael. a lot more coming up here on "gma," including the latest in the michigan school shooting. the parents of the shooter, and the three are now in custody. the prosecutor leading the case joins us live. first, let's go to ginger. >> major trouble in paradise, george. we have to take you to hawaii here with these pictures because the maui airport lost power. big winds. you had flash flooding on the order of 2 to 3-inch per hour
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rainfall rates. some schools closed on the island thanks to the flash flood threat. the debris slides that could be happening, and we anticipate 24 more hours of this really heavy rain and then by tomorrow, we'll start to see things ease up, but you have even a blizzard warning. rmember, we were talking that's relatively normal, but to have this much rain and the flood watches all the way west to the farthest islands, this is a big deal for hawaii. your local weather is coming up in 30 seconds. first though, we have the select cities sponsored by valentino.
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new variant and to slow the spread of omicron, nonu.s. citizens from all eight southern african countries will not be able to enter the u.s. u.s. citizens will need to have a covid test within 24 hours instead of three days. ghislaine maxwell charged with being part of jeffrey epstein's sex trafficking operation. ghislaine maxwell claiming she has been deprived of enough time with her counsel and no food. the baseball hall of fame getting six new members. among them, buck o'neil, an all-star in the negro league, and joining him, gil hodges, jim kaat, mini minoso, and tony oliva. con gr congrats to all of them. always a big deal. we have more, here on "gma," including the medical breakthrough that could change the lives of more than a million americans suffering from type 1 diabetes. dr. ashton will be along with that in just a bit. robin? coming up right now, t.j., we have the latest on that michigan high school shooting that left four students dead.
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the shooter behind bars facing first degree murder charges and his parents were arrested after a manhunt this weekend on charges of involuntary manslaughter. we'll talk to the lead prosecutor in just a moment, but first trevor ault is in oxford, michigan with the latest for us. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this was a weekend of wild revelations. beginning with the prosecutor filing those charges and revealing new information and evidence that she says shows these parents could have prevented this massacre and they didn't. they were arrested in the middle of the night with authorities saying they were trying to run and hide, but through all of it, this community while outraged has been trying to keep their focus on the victims, the survivors, and their families. this morning, james and jennifer crumbley and their 15-year-old son are waking up in the oakland county, michigan jail. all of them accused of having a hand in the oxford high school massacre that left four students dead. overnight, the detroit lions paying tribute to the students.
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jalen elliot who shares the number 42, the same number as myre, wearing his name. both parents with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. >> are you trying to set a standard or was the evidence simply overwhelming in this case? >> the facts of this case are so egregious. >> reporter: prosecutors say on black friday james crumbley brought his son to buy the weapon later used in the rampage. prosecutors showing these instagram posts showing the alleged shooter saying, just got my knew beauty today. jennifer crumbley writing, mom and son day, testing out his new christmas present. the day before the shooting, prosecutors say a teacher reported the suspect searching ammunition on his phone. after which jennifer crumbley tweeted, quote, lol. i'm not mad at you. you have to learn not to get caught. then the morning of the shooting prosecutors saying another
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teacher showed a picture drawn by the teen featured a person appearing to be shot and disturbing phrases like, the thoughts won't stop. help me, and blood everywhere. the superintendent says the student claimed the drawing was part of a video game he was designing. the crumbleys were called to school, but they resisted taking him home. hours later, he allegedly walked out of a bathroom and started firing. >> we need medical assistance, multiple ambulances, if possible to stage at the high school. >> reporter: the alleged shooter is charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty to 24 charges including four counts of first degree murder. friday, as arrest warrants were issued for his parents, the crumbleys were nowhere to be found. located after midnight tucked away in an empty commercial building in detroit. both parents pleading not guilty to all charges. their lawyer arguing the couple never intended to flee. >> how are you pleading to count one? >> not guilty. >> reporter: james crumbley shaking his head at the prosecutor's accusations.
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and the sheriff's office now says all but one of the injured students has been released from the hospital and the last student being treated is in stable condition. george? >> okay, trevor. thanks. let's bring in oakland county prosecutor karen mcdonald. prosecutor mcdonald, thank you for joining us this morning. we saw mr. crumbley shaking his head right there. why don't you lay out the case against the parents? >> good morning. it's somewhat unique to charge parents, but in this case there was such overwhelming evidence i do want to point out. these are merely allegations. they are innocent until proven guilty, and i am ethically bound only to release the facts that have already been made public and sworn to in open court. however, there is evidence to suggest they purchased that weapon for their 15-year-old, bragged about it online, thought this was some joyous occasion as
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a present. and in combination with nonsocial media posts, some social media posts, the gun was his, and he had free access to it, and then the signs there -- such warning signs. the day before about the ammunition, mom's lack of concern. in fact she seems to be encouraging that behavior and then, of course, that morning with the meeting where the drawing and the notes were found, it just goes beyond any sort of mere negligence or mistake. it's criminal. >> you said the gun was stored unlocked when you announced the charges last week. their defense attorney says it was locked. are you positive it was unlocked, and would it change your case if it was indeed locked? >> he had access. so whether it was locked or not, he had access to it. securing a weapon doesn't mean just locking it if you are going to just allow a minor or
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somebody you think might be dangerous free access to unlock it. so no, i'm not positive because, you know, we were -- these are just allegations, but the evidence shows at this point that he absolutely had free access to that weapon, and, in fact, it was purchased for him. >> are the parents cooperating? >> i can't make any statement about either defendant and whether or not they've made statements. i can just tell you that this is a terrible tragedy, and at some point we have to acknowledge that all of the training and all of the events that we lead to kids, teaching them to hide under desks and what to do in an active shooter situation is very important, and in this case everything was done perfectly except that four kids were still murdered and several others injured.
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not to mention the hundreds of other kids who were in that school and their lives will never be the same, nor will the community. so that -- the parents are responsible, and i think that they should be held accountable. none of that would have happened if he had not had access to a handgun. >> that is clearly true, but there are also a lot of other warning signs as well. any chance the school could face charges? >> that has not been presented to our office. i -- that's an investigative process that i'll leave to law enforcement. i can tell you that there is outrage in the community. i can tell you that we all should be looking at the events that led up to that horrific event, and as a community, as a school, as a nation, talk about what could have been -- what we could have done different so that didn't happen, and in this case, a lot could have been done different.
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i mean, that meeting -- he was allowed to go back to school. we know he either had that weapon with him or someplace he stored it in the school. he had it in the school, there's no question. leaving the decision to parents about whether he goes home or not --nd i want to just point out too, you can't even in an airport remotely indicates that there might be some sort of violence on a plane. you'll be immediately extracted, and yet we have a kid who is as you reported, saying some pretty concerning things, and he was allowed to go back to school, and neither parent mentioned that he had access to a weapon, and that -- that's -- it's just -- it's not just tragic. it's not just disappointing. i believe it's criminal. >> prosecutor mcdonald, thanks very much. t.j.? all right, george. we're going to turn next to one small step for man, and one giant flight suit. strahan, we'll check with him down at astronaut village
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>> a lot more nervous. i'll be honest, i really -- first of all, i didn't get a good night's sleep like i got last night because i woke up here in astronaut village, well-rested, ready to go, excited about today, and i'll be heading to the training center at least for a little bit. i'll be spending the day there, and now i have to say, i've done a lot of training camp. 15 years of training camp -- well, 14 because i sat out my last one, but -- [ laughter ] this is definitely some training like no other down here. take a look at the training. this morning is my first full day of training here in van horn, texas, and it's sure to be action-packed. first step, we're putting on my customized flight suit.
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>> that will have your patch right there with your name on it. >> reporter: i'm working with kevin sproge and sarah knights. they work with capsule communications with mission control. >> welcome to the astronaut training center. >> reporter: we begin at astronaut training center where i will meet my five fellow crewmates and find out for the first time our seating assignments inside the capsule. >> we have six seats in the capsule. as you walk into the hatch is seat number one, and it goes all the way around clockwise to seat six. the first time they go in the capsule for their training, their name tags and patches will be on their seats and that's where they'll see for the first time where they'll be seating. >> reporter: a few weeks ago, i met up with kevin sproge to test out my flight seat to make sure i would fit. >> this is comfortable. i'm excited. i'm ready to go. >> he's right at the upper limit of what we designed our seat for. we lucked out a little bit. michael has really long legs, but not as long a torso which helped us out. he fit in our seats.
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>> reporter: then it's time to step inside and learn how to become a blue origin astronaut. >> we get them comfortable with the capsule itself and the environment that they're going to be in, talking about the systems on the capsule, and then the flight itself. what is the flight profile? what are the sounds they're going to hear? what is it going to feel like? then we start walking them through the flight. >> we'll coverall the things they can touch and see and interact with inside the crew capsule. we want them to be incredibly comfortable with every little thing even to the point where they know they're going to know exactly where each of the cameras is inside of the vehicle so they can plan out any photos that they want to take and get really ready for what that journey will look like as they go up. >> reporter: and, t.j., how can you not be excited when you see that? i know you all wish you were me right now, and the big takeaway this morning, there are no cell phones inside the capsule. i'll be honest. i was getting my selfie game ready, but now i have to learn
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the omicron variant now in 17 states, moving all across the country. officials warn that the number of cases will rise. this morning, the new travel rstrictions going into effect. "gma" health alert. the alarming new study revealing a spike in americans' blood pressure during the pandemic. why it most affects women. dr. jen is live with tips to keep your bp down and stay healthy. how to beat inflation this holiday season. the top cash back apps to help you save while spending. plus, two secret shopping hacks. how old gift cards with stretch your budget, and the trick to getting free shipping. ♪ everybody ♪ after their big oscar win almost ten years ago, now george clooney and ben affleck are re-teaming for "the tender bar."
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>> it's all about kindness and love, and, you know, it felt like it was a good time to do that. >> plus, don't miss ben and george's relationship advice and all the laughs from the movie's tiniest star. ♪ i'm a spaceman ♪ spaceman strahan is getting ready for liftoff. t-minus three days and counting to michael's historic journey. we're live in astronaut village, this morning. ♪ bye bye bye ♪ and a very boy band holiday. forget bye, bye, bye. we're saying hello to boy band legends drew lachey and chris kirkpatrick, joining us live in times square. how they're giving fans an early christmas present of '90's nostalgia as they're saying -- >> both: good morning, america. ♪ bye bye bye ♪ of course, it's an earworm. good morning, america. glad you're starting a brand-new week with us. and we are starting the countdown. we started it last week. strahan is about to lift off to
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space. he's in van horn, texas, this morning. official first day of training. you have had that smile on your face all morning so far. >> reporter: i'm excited, t.j. i really am. good morning to all of you guys there in the studio and everybody at home. i am here in the desert at blue origin's astronaut village. i'm getting ready for day one of my training, but we seem to have this place all to ourselves, but i'm told that we are not alone, and we need to be on the lookout for spiders and snakes. you guys know how i feel about snakes. i do not like snakes. so i'm ready to get inside to the training facility and be far away from any critters out here, george. >> snakes or space. >> exactly. space is okay. snakes not so much. >> we'll see you in a bit, michael. right now, we have a lot of news to get to. we start with concerns about the new covid variant. cases.tes have confirmed omion weant to go back to stephanie
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ramos at the javits center in new york. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: george, good morning. health officials are closely following the spread of the omicron variant across the country. and here in new york, dozens of people tested positive for covid after attending that event at this convention center, and as you mentioned, one of those people testing positive for the omicron variant, and he tells us some of his symptoms included tiredness and coughing. this morning, health officials on alert as the omicron variant spreads across the country with cases reported in at least 17 states. >> we know we have, you know, several dozen cases, and we're following them closely, and we are every day, hearing about more and more probable cases. so that number is likely to rise. >> reporter: 30-year-old peter mcginn from minnesota is one of those cases being monitored. he tested positive for the omicron variant. mcginn is fully vaccinated and received a booster.
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he attended an anime convention in new york city in late november. after flying home, he learned that one friend he went to the convention with tested positive for covid. >> i was just a little taken back to the fact that i had covid and that it was the new one. >> reporter: it's unclear if the omicron variant will be more severe or spread faster than the delta variant. >> we really have to be careful before we make any determinations, but thus far the signals are a bit encouraging regarding the severity. >> reporter: but officials stress that all eligible americans roll up their sleeves and get that booster shot. meanwhile, in louisiana, thousands being tested after a covid outbreak on a week-long international cruise. at least 17 confirmed cases on the norwegian breakaway. and starting today, all air passengers with a flight departing to the u.s. from a foreign country will be required to show a negative covid test taken within 24 hours, instead
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of three days before entering the u.s. all of this hoping to slow the spread of the omicron variant. robin? >> it is. okay, stephanie. thank you. now we have a new study reporting that blood pressure spiked in adults during the pandemic. even more so in women than in men, and here to explain what we need to know about high blood pressure of course, is dr. jen ashton. why are we seeing this increase? >> this is a significant study. published in the "journal of the american heart association" circulation. they looked at men and women over different points in time, and found that april to december of 2020 compared to 2019, significant increase as you said. more amongst women than men. theories right now at this point, there are a lot of them. number one, during the pandemic, increase in alcohol intake, increase in emotional stress amongst pretty much everyone. decrease in physical activity, a decrease in ongoing medical care or follow-up, and then of course, you put into the play, possible hormonal contribution and the fact that women may, in fact, manifest stress
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differently from a physiologic standpoint. >> stress is so real. >> yep. >> high blood pressure, so many risk factors. heart disease, stroke, and all that. >> yep. >> what should we be looking for? what are the signs? >> i think the 411, robin on high flood pressure, you have to know the number. the cutoff is 130 over 80, and when you talk about management and screening, number one, we have to remember if you are diagnosed with hypertension and it cannot be controlled with lifestyle modification, medication is indicated and necessary. of course, we want to work on things like losing weight and controlling stress, being more active, and then lastly, robin, and this is a big one, easy to have your blood pressure checked, right? it has to be done the right way. it should be checked in both arms when you are seated and you have to use the right size cuff, if you don't use the right size and use one that's too slow, it can give you a falsely elevated
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number. >> i'm sure there is more that we need to know. so this afternoon, perhaps, the two of you? >> robin, perhaps. >> thank you, jen. >> we get paid every time you mention it. let's turn to joy now. pure joy, the happiest one-win team you've ever seen. the lions finally broke through. they broke their winless streak. let's listen to the call from the detroit lions radio. >> first victory of the year on the line. boss got it. looks. throws. caught. touchdown detroit lions! they did it. oh, they're rushing the field. >> okay. i love this. the walkoff touchdown. getting their first win of the season. first win for the lions in nearly 12 months, y'all, and graham caught that. his first ever nfl touchdown and win. after the game, he said, i'm going to remember this game for a long time. they are 1-10-1, but that's a big deal. maybe they can put it together now. >> we will see. >> good for them. coming up, we are live in astronaut village. michael and his first day of
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[upbeat music] ♪ i am what i live my way the new eau de parfum intense giorgio armani ♪ ♪ ♪ easy tools on the chase mobile app. simplicity feels good. chase. make more of what's yours. ♪ i thought i would give you a little piece of advice. what am i talking about? i played an astronaut in a movie. i didn't actually go to space. i ♪ robecketman ♪
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i thought i would give you a little piece of advice about going into space. what am i talking about? i played an astronaut in a movie. i didn't actually go to space. i can't give you any advice. you're doing the real thing. actually, i do have a piece of advice. make sure to get your hair and makeup done before you take off because you want to look good on takeoffs and landings. what am i talking about? you always look good. >> solid advice there from kevin bacon to michael. michael's training begins today. he's at the blue origin astronaut village right now. good morning, michael. >> reporter: hey, george. thank you to kevin bacon for that great advice. he's right. hair and makeup, probably the two most important things when you go to space. i am not here alone. i'm here with sarah phelps. she's the director of astronaut experience at blue origin. sarah, i have my giants jersey here. this is the jersey they retired just over a week ago. i had them take it out of the frame, and give it to me so it can make the trip to space with me, but i'm going to give it to you. >> no pressure.
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>> no pressure whatsoever. so where will it go from here? what happens? >> so i'm going to take this to the barn where your vehicle is waiting for you, and our vehicle maintenance team is going to load it. the vehicle is vertical right now, so they're going to go up about 70 feet in the air, put it in the vehicle in a special spot so that it is ready, and because it is blue, and we are all giants fans here, it is in safe hands with our vehicle team. >> reporter: i don't think it's any coincidence it's blue origin and the giants blue. you guys get it? you get it, george? >> oh. >> i got it. >> reporter: big blue. blue origin. >> it is safe with us. >> so sarah, this is michael's first day of training. what's the toughest thing he's going to do today? >> oh, tough thing today is keeping the energy and the adrenaline in check because it's classroom time. it's time to get in training, and it's the first time in your
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training capsule, and first time with your crew getting ready. it's time to buckle down to do some classroom training to get ready. >> can i ask you one question? can you flunk this class? i'm just asking. >> we have such great trainers that you are going to be just fine. i feel good about it. >> we know you're in great hands, michael. sarah, congratulations, because you have a position that no one has ever had before, director of astronaut experience. so what does your job entail, sarah? >> thank you, robin. it is -- i have the best job, literally in the universe. i have this amazing job where i get to create the hospitality experience for our customer astronauts. as we were creating this experience, it was about two things. making sure it was authentically texas and authentically blue origin. we wanted to pay homage to the past pioneers of aerospace while also looking to the future for our new pioneers of commercial space tourism. >> you mentioned you create an
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experience for them, but he's training. so you train hard and play hard. when they get done training, they get to go back to the village and enjoy some of the stuff you put together for them? you going to party hard? >> they do. we have a beautiful astronaut village and there is a great fire pit. >> yes. >> for us it's all about creating that crew bond. we're going to have our astronauts join us at the fire pit for some adventure and fellowship and really big crew bonding around the fire bit. >> reporter: i got in late last night, guys. there were several crew members that were up with me, staying by the fire pit, waiting for me by the fire pit just to say hello. it is second to none. sarah has done a fantastic job. >> thank you. we're thrilled to have you. >> thrilled to be here. >> michael, time to get to work right now. we'll check in with you tomorrow. we'll have live coverage of the launch on thursday morning starting at 9:30 eastern.
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robin? right now, a possible medical break will you giving hope to people with type 1 diabetes all around the world. decades into one man's journey with diabetes, a revolutionary cell transplant has offered him a potential new chance of life. we first saw this story in "the new york times." will reeve has this. good morning, will. >> good morning, robin. t type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease. patients need daily insulin injections or infusions just to stay alive. it's been incurable, but hope and possibilities are here in the form of a stem cell procedure that could change lives. 64-year-old brian shelton has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years. 15 years with dangerous episodes of hypo glie seem i can't. >> you spent your entire life, every minute of the day trying to keep track of where your numbers are at. did i eat? did i not eat? >> reporter: sometimes when his blood sugar dropped, he says he would lose consciousness without warning. >> i shovelled the snow, and when i got inside the garage, my
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number crashed and i went face-first into the concrete. >> reporter: but now brian's life has changed after becoming the first participant in a ground breaking new clinical trial. >> how do you feel right now? >> right now, great. just fantastic. i feel like i got released from handcuffs. i'm not sitting here, like, where's my orange juice? where's my pills? where's my -- you know, it's, like, i don't need them. >> reporter: felicia heads up the type 1 diabetes program at vertex pharmaceuticals using a study by dr. melton, getting to the cause of the disease. in type 1 diabetes, the body attacks the cells in the pancreas that create insulin. essentially giving the body back the cells it lost.
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>> have you cured type 1 diabetes? >> brian's results are nothing short of remarkable. we've seen improvements in his glucose control, improvements in his need for insulin, improvements in his ability to make insulin on his own because these cells are there. we have a lot of work left to do, but this data gives us great confidence. >> reporter: brian says he can go days without taking insulin and doesn't fear those sudden dangerous crashes. >> now i can do yard work without having to worry about my numbers going too high or too low. all my numbers are right in line, and just seeing that, you know, makes me feel great. i feel like i'm getting another chance at life. >> it's too early to know if this procedure will work long term and permanently. a downside is brian has to take
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immuno suppressant drugs, but he is happier and healthier. >> he is so happy. >> yeah. as he should be. >> thanks for sharing that, will. appreciate it. t.j.? we turn now to the holiday season, and talking shopping. it's heating up and those sky-high price tags, rebecca jarvis joins us now on how to stretch your money. even save while shopping. always good to chat it up with you. inflation, how do you beat it? >> you can't control inflation or the supply chain, but you can control yourself. that's how you beat it. you set your budget and you work backwards. think about each individual on that wish list. set a specific amount of money you are willing to spend, and then when you do head out shopping, if you are physically going out shopping, one tried and true method is paying in cash. take out the full amount you're willing to spend. when it's gone, you head home. >> that's a very good trick there. there are also cashback apps this year. how are we supposed to use
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these? >> this is something that can really help you save money overall. you go out, and shop for the things you're looking for. you shop online or in stores and you double that savings or triple it even by using a cashback app. this is cash that's sent back to you after you make a purchase on top of any discounts you've received from the retailer. these are all help you save money as long as you're using them for that. don't use them to spend more. use them to save more. >> two shopping hacks. one of those our tory johnson would love. free shipping and the other has to do with an old gift card. >> people probably have a few pennies here and there on an old gift card. start using them towards your purchases. use them toward your holiday purchase and use free shipping in a smart way. a lot of these sites have a minimum you have to spend for
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free shipping. instead of going to a bunch of sites, pour it all into one so you're not putting extra things in your basket in order to get to that free shipping amount. do all your shopping in one place. get the free shipping. >> is she not just the best? she's the greatest. >> the greatest. she's, like, that organized person that has it all done anyway. >> no. >> you and me t.j. look like the people, no, that's not happening. how about we look at this? we take it to colorado where this is not typical for december to see a fire. the miners candle fire burning. they had structures that burned. they had evacuations in place, and all of those gusty winds, especially post-front, there are still high wind warnings all around, and this came with snow. this is the northeast suburbs of the twin cities. you can see that blowing, 40-plus-mile-per-hour gusts. 1 to 2 inches. not a ton of snow. denver still hasn't got their first measurable snow. look what's about to happen.
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it is time now for the first it is time now for the first look at the most popular tiktok videos of 2021, of animals that made us laugh, top dance moves and voices that inspired tiktok users all over the world. take a look. ♪ you can be right there ♪ >> reporter: they were the videos that made us shake it, made us eat it, and made us smile. >> see ya later.
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>> reporter: this morning, tiktok is exclusively sharing their best and buzziest tiktoks from 2021. the laughing fox named the top video on tiktok's powered by joy list with nearly 20 million views. >> welcome back to yet another round of no bones where we find out if my 13-year-old pug woke up with no bones. >> reporter: and noodle the pug making the list as one of the big breakthrough stars of the year. >> one day he had a bone days and i was, like, noodle's up, so that means you got to get up too. that really stuck with people. they said, okay, sure. to have something so positive and light hearted on the internet, i think has struck a chord with people. ♪ >> reporter: aiming to change the way the medical field treats black patients is this med student landing a top spot on voices of change. >> my mission was always to really make sure that the information that i don't even get in medical school -- our textbooks are based on lighter
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skin and not on darker skin was out there. for me it was really important because this is for my own health as well. this is the health of my mom, my sister, my brother, and the people i love the most. if the information is not out there, how can you take that into your own hands and make sure you're better in your own health? >> reporter: it wasn't just about tiktok's viral moments. it gave us a brand-new play list. ♪ don't talk to me ♪ >> reporter: and new ways to shake things up. ♪ with a new viral dance that tiktoker tracy.oj made. making it one of the most popular videos of the year. >> i started growing on tiktok, and i was incorporating some body moves and especially afro dance moves and i'm happy people are learning it.
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tiktok is a place where you can be creative and be yourself. >> that song is in my head now because the other song has been in my head all morning, and that's been "bye bye bye." we'll explain why because drew lachey and chris kirkpatrick are getting us ready for a very boy band christmas. don't go anywhere folks. "gma" is right back. bands. we'll be right back.
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7 news update in about 30 minutes. you can find the latest on our app and at ♪ ♪ and this christmas will be ♪ back here on "gma." many of our favorite singers from nsync, 98 degrees, boyz ii "a very boy band holiday," and we have -- give it up for chris kirkpatrick, and drew lachey from 98 degrees. y'all love talking about life during the break. >> what has become. >> what has become. how did this become? this reunion, how did this all happen, chris? >> i think this was erik estrada from o-town had this concept,
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and they have been putting this together with helen brownfield and joe mulvihill got involved. they just came up with this idea and it's christmas. we always called ourselves like singing groups and then boy band, we were labeled with that. we can't shake that, and i guess it's boy band, and it became this very merry boy band special. it's awesome. >> how do you put this together? there's a camaraderie, and a brotherhood, but is there still a little competition when you're getting together and all that stuff? >> not at our age. >> you talk about what kind of prunes you're eating, you know. >> vitamins in the morning. >> what kind of spray ointment you put on the knee? >> what your grandkids are doing. >> honestly, the competition -- yes, it was like all right. you guys sold 2 million the first week.
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>> 2.4. >> that kind of stuff. >> how are we going to beat that? we can't. they're killing it. how can we step up our game? it wasn't like we hate those guys. well there was some, but not between our groups. >> it was all at me. just point to me. i'm right here. i get it. >> what do your kids know about your time in the '90s? >> i was just telling the story earlier. i don't think my kid really gets it. he kind of thinks that everybody he knows is supposed to do this type of thing or they're always on tv or whatever, and we had a -- >> mm-hmm. >> i was playing some music and he said, what was the name of your band again, dad? i said nsync. he said, no, that was a song you did. i was like, no, that's the band. he just assumes like your kids they just assume -- >> dad does that. uncle nick, and the whole family does it. this is -- mom's a dancer. this is what people do. no, this is not normal. be a doctor.
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>> all kidding aside, this was an era. people are really -- a lot of people are very excited. why do you think that's the case here? >> i think even for us looking back on the songs that influenced your teen years and childhood, there's a nostalgia there, but i think especially during these complex times and where things are kind of tense with everything and there's no clear direction to anything. there's a lot of animosity, i think people want to go to a simpler time in their life, a time when, you know, the biggest complexity in their life was which video was going to be number one on "trl" that day. >> well said. >> it's a simplicity and innocence that people want to be able to go back to a little bit. >> revisit. >> we're going to go back to it now because we're wondering how well you all know your own songs and other boy band songs. we're going to test you with some lyrics. >> you picked the worst two.
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we'll probably get each other's songs more than we get our own songs. >> we'll see how this goes. i'll give you the lyric and i need you all to finish that lyric and buzz in if you know the answer. here's the lyric. i'm going to say it. here's the lyric. everything little thing i do -- oh wow. ♪ never seems enough for you, you don't want to lose it ♪ >> it's our song. >> is that correct? ♪ every little thing i do ♪ >> "it's gotta be me", >> that's great. compare us to the complete. >> you're off to a great start here. next one here, although we've come to the end of the road -- >> who does that one first? i think that was you, drew. >> that was boyz ii men. >> sing it. ♪ although we've come to the end of the road ♪ ♪ still i can't let go ♪
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♪ it's so natural ♪ >> pretty sure you got that one. pretty sure you got that. that was an easy one. see if we can get a little more difficult here. she deserves better than that is all i'm giving you. what's the next line? ♪ it's the hardest thing i ever have to do ♪ >> "the hardest thing" by 98 degrees. very disappointed you didn't get that. >> he's pulling out his "dancing with the stars" roots again. >> okay. here's a line. will you know this one? >> that's going to hurt tomorrow. >> i am down on my knees. i can't take it anymore. ♪ it's tearing up my heart when i'm with you ♪ >> play it for us, control room. ♪ i am down on my knees ♪ >> "tearing up my heart" by nsync. >> i'm tearing up my knees. >> did you see that? the knee was bent. okay. one last one here. >> i didn't take any pills. >> from the depths of my soul,
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it's beyond my control, i've waited so long to say this to you. >> i think it's one of ours. >> oh! you're killing me. >> i think i sing ewww on that one. >> i know it. ♪ mm bop ♪ >> that is not correct. it is your song. ♪ from the depth of my soul ♪ >> it's our song. that means automatic loss. ♪ it's beyond my control ♪ >> i don't sing the chorus on this one. >> it's "i do" by 98 degrees. >> how didn't you get that? >> why did they take your parts out of it? >> he didn't get his own song. we have to award it to you. i mean, i'm sorry. >> t.j.! >> you missed your own song, bro. >> dude, you only got your own song. >> well, i gave you the boyz ii men. >> "a very boy band holiday" is
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tonight at 8:00 p.m. right here on abc. >> who told you that hat looked good? >> they're going to get along better on the special tonight. all right, folks. we are right back on "gma." ay w. we are right bac hi honey! hi mommy! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. hush little baby...don't say a word... but if slow upload speeds turns your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember.
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the future of work from home. google recently canceled their return to office plans as we
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learn more about the omicron variant. there's a new book called "out of office." becky worley took a look. hey, becky. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. when the pandemic hit, working from home was a fast pivot in an emergency situation, and now here we are 18 months later. so maybe it's time to take a hard look at the best ways to re-invent your work from home life. the boundaries between work and home seem to have disappeared as we juggle responsibilities 24/7. >> a lot of people compare it to not working from home, but living at work, which is obviously not a great place to be. >> reporter: in 2017, charlie warzel and anne petersen deeply researched what does and doesn't work when you're remote. >> a lot of employers are treating remote work as a perk
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you have to earn. that's really difficult. it puts people in this mindset that they have to be constantly on and over-performing just to deserve this. >> reporter: their new book "out of office" offers concrete steps to rethink the remote workplace. first, an audit. asking hard questions like -- >> when do i actually start working? people tell lies to themselves all the time about the fact that they sit down to work at 9:00 a.m., when they actually start working at 6:30 in the morning. >> reporter: once you know when you work -- >> how long does it take me to get my work for the week done? we surveyed over 700 different people and all of them at some point confessed really, i get most of my work done in a five-hour sprint. >> reporter: if you want to keep working remotely -- >> talk to your manager and to highlight all the ways you have been more productive in terms of, like, i found this to be a really sustainable way to do really high quality work. so how can we figure out the best times when i need to be in the office? >> reporter: remember that ha
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hairied mom we showed you juggling it all. that's my producer amanda who was on a zoom call with us too. when we checked in to make sure everything recorded okay -- >> who are we looking at? >> this is jason. >> jason, aww. oh my gosh. work from home warrior. >> this is the reality of it. >> even in this interview. >> yes. >> reporter: and that says it all. no separation between work and family. the key they say is more intentionality, recognizing, okay, this started in a panic, but i can take a minute with my boss and family and maybe my son on my lap to figure out how to tweak my routines and make things better for everyone. george? >> makes a lot of sense. becky, thanks very much. "out of office: the big problem and bigger promise of working from home" is out tomorrow. let's go to ginger. >> thanks, george. college football fans, we know what you are doing on new year's eve. yep. that's when the semifinals are taking place and defending national champions alabama going to take on undefeated cincinnati.
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the michigan wolverines taking on the georgia bulldogs. we've got a new coming of age film with a star-studded cast. we've got a new coming of age film with a star-studded cast. chris connelly sat down with george clooney, ben affleck, and the cast of "the tender bar." >> what brought this whole thing together? why was this a story you wanted to tell? >> well, we needed work. we needed work badly, this group. ben's on his last leg, so -- ♪ >> reporter: amazon's "the tender bar" features ben affleck and director george clooney. affleck stars as a barkeep who steps up to offer lessons in life as a guy after his nephew j.r. is blown off by his radio
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deejay bio dad. >> well, i spent -- my father was a bartender and my dad was a well-read guy, and there are a lot of similarities for me personally, and i spent a lot of my childhood meeting my father in a bar. >> go get the ice. i'll get the ice. >> reporter: buddies and former batmans re-teaming nine years after their "argo" collaboration won best picture. clooney says he and ben have an on the set shorthand. >> he's someone i greatly admire. we work kind of the same way. it's easy for me to go, 20% less existential sadness and he's, like, got it. >> ben, your character is bringing a young boy into manhood. what's the significance of that being a father to a young son?
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>> it's incredibly meaningful to me. if somebody steps up and fills that role, it's a lovely, meaningful -- the most meaningful thing you can do. >> reporter: on the receiving end, two young actors who each play j.r. 10-year-old brooklyn-born daniel. >> how'd they cast you? how'd they find you? >> well, i made a video about me cursing during the lockdown. jimmy kimmel saw it and i was on his show. then george's assistant contacted my mom and said george wanted me in his next movie. >> i don't talk to children. >> reporter: then there's 25-year-old rising star tye sheridan. >> it's just getting better and better as the evening progresses. >> reporter: showing how george and ben schooled him, even as amal clooney and jennifer lopez are in the area listening. >> i learned a lot from him and from these two guys, hearing stories and asking questions. >> we taught him a lot of terrible things. very bad things. very bad things. >> they did give me some
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relationship advice. >> yeah. >> anything you would like to share with the room, their relationship advice? >> you got to take it in, digest it, and you just feel lucky. >> that was good advice. >> one more thing, very important. never under any circumstances hit a woman. even if she stabs you with scissors. >> got it. >> reporter: in the film, good advice matters as its hero, the budding author seeks his destiny with support from the mother and uncle who believe in him. >> there's something so poignant and wonderful about searching for this thing that george was speaking to, that you never had, but you feel you will never be complete without, and then realizing you have everything you need. >> the discourse in the country is really rough. everybody's angry, and this is a sweet film. this is a film about kindness and love and, you know, it felt like it was a good time to do
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that. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> and "the tender bar" -- what a cast. "the tender bar" opens in theaters on december 17th. available on prime video on january 7th. coming up, the star of "the king's man" is going to join us live. there he is. "the king's man" ♪
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>> welcome back to "gma," everybody. our next guest a tony winning, oscar nominated actor films like "made in manhattan," "harry potter," you name it, and now ralph fiennes stars in "the king's man," and here he is now. ralph, it is good to have you here with us, and this movie, delay after delay after delay. i mean, you might have set the record for how many release dates you had, but here you are almost two years after the original release date. what's it like to finally be sitting here and be able to give this movie to fans?
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>> i think all of us involved in the making of the film, especially the director and producer, matthew vaughn was relieved. we can't believe that tonight we'll walk on the red carpet under the heavy london skies, and we'll celebrate our film. >> well, congrats on finally getting here. what drew you to this? were you a fan of those first two films? they were so funny. >> yes, i enjoyed the first two very much, and i love matthew vaughn who created riffing i suppose on this adventure spy bond-style hero, but this is the beginning of "the king's man." it's set in the beginning of the 20th century, and the agency is born out of the trauma, and the anxiety about the first world war. so it features some historical figures. the czar of russia, the king of england, and the famous russian monk rasputin, and i play an english aristocrat, the duke of
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oxford, and i brought up my son on his own, and he's a pacifist. what drew me to the script was this action adventure entertainment principle protagonist i suppose steps into the film saying, i'm -- i'm a pacifist, and he's an assertive pacifist. what's interesting is where he has to change his views in the course of the drama, and that was an enticing proposal. >> you mention some historical figures in what you're talking about in this movie, but this clip we're about to see, i asked my producer caroline what the clip was, and she said, it's a goat licking his face. let's take a look at that for a second and i'll ask you about it on the other
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>> whoa. we missed the part about the goat. but do you remember shooting some of this stuff? it was so long ago, but there's a goat involved in several places in this movie. do you remember some of these? you shot it so long ago, but how much fun or how difficult was it, some of those things? >> well, it was difficult, but it was fun at the same time, and i think i was hearing a rock climbing sequence. is that what you were watching? >> that was the one. >> although i was aided with ropes, i had to do quite a bit of climbing in pretend ice and snow and i found it was -- i had to use quite a lot of strength even though there were things to help me, and -- but i loved seeing how these stunt sequences are put together. they're put together by a brilliant team of people guided by matthew vaughn and you get to see it in advance. it's all been as it were kind of like a cartoon of the fight. so you get to see these extraordinary sequences which
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are totally unpredictable and very imaginative, and so i think you didn't get to the goat. the goat is at the end of this sequence. >> as you were talking there, we got the goat in there for sure. >> oh, good. >> it is so good to talk to you. you have so many fans of course, over the years, and your broad collection of work. congrats on this one, and congrats on getting to this day certainly. >> thank you. >> we want people to know "the king's man" hits theaters on december 22nd. we'll be right back here on we'll be right back here on "gma." ♪ ♪ ♪ we'll be right back here on "gma." ♪ ♪ ♪ deposit, plan and pay with easy tools from chase. simplicity feels good. chase. make more of what's yours.
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annoucer: building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. >> good morning. here is a look at traffic. jobina: we are going to begin with a live look at the bay bridge. we have been talking about this throughout the morning, the fog will be in and out but mostly in. the plaza is clear. the fog is starting to thin out. we finally are able to see the street. let's check in with mike. mike: it is going to move around and will not leave us. it is going to be a great day today and misty. a chance for showers and thunderstorms are the coast tonight through tomorrow morning. sunshine tomorrow afternoon. kumasi: time for it live with
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