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reggie: i don't want to cause a fight in my house this morning. kumasi: that is a nice gesture. [laughter] tes good morning, america, f our viewers in the west on this tuesday morning. another trump aide may now face jail time over the january 6th rampage. insurrection investigation. the house set to hold former president trump's top aide, ex-chief of staff mark meadows in criminal contempt as committee members provide extraordinary new details about january 6th, including text messages from donald trump jr. to meadows pleading for his father to act as his supporters rampaged inside the capitol. also this morning, communities picking up the pieces from the deadliest twister outbreak in more than a decade. the death toll rising. at least 88 killed. kentucky hit hardest.
this morning, more survivors share their harrowing stories, plus, ginger is tracking the record-breaking storms slamming the west. dangerous whiteout conditions. california getting several feet of snow with more on the way. winds up to 80 miles per hour. mudslides, rockslides, flooding and avalanches. 21 states on alert with the storm on the move right now. breaking news in the fight against covid. the new data from pfizer this morning on its covid treatment pill calling it a game changer. now when could it be approved? cruise ship mystery. a woman falls overboard in the middle of the night. passengers speak out this morning with the fbi now investigating. was there foul play? airborne. the moment a runaway truck come flying out of nowhere jumping a fence and crashing in the middle of the street. wrapping up. with 11 days till christmas, have no fear, free shipping day is here. how to make sure your gift will arrive on time and the big last-minute holiday discounts
right now. ♪ backstreet's back, all right ♪ and he's back. michael here in studio for the first time since that ride of a lifetime. he's telling us about the unforgettable moments and the details we haven't heard about his trip to space. ♪ everybody say ♪ so from now on it's backstreet boys, not elton john's "rocketman." >> we've run out of songs. good to have you back. >> greetings, earthlings. >> earthlings. earthlings. >> i'm excited to be back. obviously i'm very happy to be back and i can't wait to talk about it. there's so much to talk about. we don't have enough time to talk about it, but that's going to come up. we can talk about later in the show i had the time of my life. >> you did. you can tell. you can tell. all right, michael. we'll talk about that in a little bit. we have so much news to
cover including the latest on that tornado outbreak. a live look at hard hit mayfield, kentucky, the sheer scale of destruction making it difficult for officials to assess the full extent of the tragedy. we're going to have much more on that in a few moments. >> so much more going on there. we'll begin in washington where the house is set to hold former trump chief of staff mark meadows in contempt of congress for refusing to cooperate with the committee probing the january 6th insurrection. as committee members revealed text messages he received that day from the president's inner circles and anchors on fox news. chief washington correspondent jon karl starts us off. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. today congress is poised to do something it has never done before, hold one of its former members in criminal contempt and in the process the january 6th committee has revealed startling new details about what people closest to the former president were doing as the capitol was under attack. mark meadows was chief of staff during the final days of the trump presidency. privy to the actions of the
former president and his inner circle as rioters stormed the capitol. now the january 6th committee wants the house to hold him in criminal contempt because he is refusing to answer questions about any of it. >> no one is above the law. not even a former president's chief of staff. >> reporter: before refusing to cooperate, meadows had turned over thousands of documents including text messages and emails on his personal cell phones. liz cheney, the top republican on the committee says that some of them are from the president's own son, pleading with meadows to get his father to call off the riot. >> quote, he's got to condemn this [muted] asap. the capitol police tweet is not enough. donald trump jr. texted that. meadows responded, quote, i'm pushing it hard. i agree. still president trump did not immediately act. donald trump jr. texted again and again urging action by the
president. quote, we need an oval office address. he has to lead now. it has gone too far and gotten out of hand, end quote. >> reporter: cheney disclosed text messages she says were from fox news hosts to meadows as trump supporters rampaged inside the capitol. sean hannity suggested, quote, can he make a statement asking people to leave the capitol? laura ingraham writing, mark, the president needs to tell the people in the capitol to go home. this is hurting all of us. he is destroying his legacy. also among the 9,000 pages of communications meadows handed over to the committee were emails showing that prior to january 6th, meadows told an unnamed associate, quote, the national guard would be present to protect pro-trump people. but after turning over those messages and much more, meadows decided to refuse to cooperate further saying the former president didn't want him to because it would violate the
principle of executive privilege, the idea that a president is entitled to confidential advice from his aides. the committee says meadows and trump are simply trying to obstruct their investigation. >> either you're on the side of helping us figure out why or you are trying to stop us from getting those answers. >> reporter: meadows' lawyer is pleading with congress not to go forward with this contempt resolution saying that he was simply abiding by the wishes of the former president and calling the resolution a, quote, rush to judgment. >> making that plea, but they know where this is headed. >> reporter: yeah, it's clear, fully expected that congress will vote to hold him in contempt. the thing not clear is whether or not the justice department will do what they did in the case of steve bannon and actually go the next step which is to prosecute him. of course, if the justice department prosecutes him he could face up to a year in prison. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin? we turn to the latest on that tornado disaster.
at least 88 people lost their lives across five states, kentucky hardest hit. president biden planning to visit some of the most devastated communities tomorrow including mayfield, kentucky, where elwyn lopez is this morning with the latest. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning. the reality of what took place here still settling in for the city of 10,000 people. take a look at this. this side blown out, this staircase exposed, christmas decorations still clinging to it and now take a look at this. this is the magnitude of debris that search and rescue crews are up against as they sift through it trying to find anyone who might still be missing. this morning, the death toll rising. at least 88 lives lost across 5 states after the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in more than a decade. at least 74 of those here in kentucky. the ages ranging from just a few months to 86 years old. 2-month-old oaklynn koon died
monday morning from her injuries. >> we expect the death toll will continue to grow. >> reporter: among those killed eight employees at this candle factory in mayfield including 47-year-old robert daniel, 21-year-old devin burden and 36-year-old joe ward. they were working the night shift when the twister tore through. >> what was it that you were hearing? >> just fear and death. i was afraid i was listening to people die. >> reporter: charla payne was trapped in the factory communicating through her cell phone and a radio. her son and others racing to rescue dozens. >> we could hear him talk. he couldn't hear us scream. they started walking on top of us and we could feel stuff caving in. >> reporter: father of two jim douglas was also trapped under 15 to 20 feet of twisted steel for four hours. our david muir spoke with him at the hospital while he tries to recover. >> if i could ask you what do you remember?
>> i could hear like some loud thumps that i thought was big hail or something and then it was like the roof, the roof lifted up and i was right next to the wall and it's like the roof slammed down and then the wall came down on top of me, hit me in the head. >> reporter: nearby charles cook's home was wiped away. he, his pregnant wife and four children under the age of 10 were slung into a field more than 100 yards away. >> almost like you were in a war where grenades went off. i remember the lightning, the power flickering and then it went off. next thing i know i felt suction, slipped, hit the
ceiling and looking up at a dark sky while it was raining. >> reporter: with broken bones his 7-year-old son thomas woke up, grabbed his brother daniel and the two set out to get help. their baby brother found by a next-door neighbor wandering about crying for his parents. >> your children saved your life? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: and charles tells me his wife was airlifted to a hospital in nashville. they were able to save their fifth child through an emergency c-section. anna joy, she w w pounds. charles tells me his main concern is to be able to recover quickly enough, gain enough strength to be able to see his wife, be by her side and meet his newborn baby girl. >> i'll bet. we well, elwyn, thanks very much. we move to illinois where six people were killed in that amazon warehouse. we're getting a more clear picture of the fatal final moments include the building. rob marciano is in edwardsville with that. good morning, rob.
>> reporter: good morning. we are learning new details of exactly what happened inside this sunscreen package processing facility the night that ef-3 tornado hit with winds of 150 miles an hour cutting through the concrete walls. 20-minute lead time, that's what they had as a warning when they were working inside that a tornado was coming. gave them enough time to scramble north into the shelter in place area. but this is all happening around 8:00 when drivers were finishing their daily routes so there probably were some drivers outside not getting the warning maybe seeing the tornado as it approached and scrambling inside what they hoped to be a safe place. all of the six deceased and one victim still in the hospital were discovered in this same place, presumably huddling together in what they hoped to be a safe spot then the tornado hit and concrete walls collapsed around them. frightening, heartbreaking details. osha is on site here today invest gaiting the safety protocols. michael? >> as you said, heartbreaking, rob, thank you so much. we turn to the new record-breaking storm slamming the west and ginger is tracking the dangerous whiteout conditions in california and more. good morning, ginger. >> that same storm that could impact folks that were just hit so hard with flash flooding and
maybe even more severe weather. i'll connect the two. let's start with what it looks like in the sierra. we were in an incredible deficit as far as snow goes. now, more than three feet has already fallen, looking from six to eight feet. goes from absolutely nothing to way too much too fast. san mateo, california, gusts around 80 miles per hour and three to nine inches of rain falling around the bay area. three to nine inches of rain falling around the bay area. one man or a person in this home had to be rescued. we still worry about flash flooding especially around l.a. and burn scars. record december heat again this week ahead of it so you know the fuel is there to make thunderstorms. the first stop will be from minnesota to iowa to texas and here's what's different about this. this front slows down this time. that usually means more of a flash flood threat but we will keep the damaging wind and tornado threat and keep you updated. robin? >> we know you will. ginger, thank you. now to breaking news in the fight against the coronavirus. pfizer just reporting promising data on its covid treatment pill. trevor ault is outside pfizer
headquarters here in new york. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, robin. so the vaccine has already been a breakthrough in stemming the spread of the virus. we know that but an effective early treatment for people who do get infected is a piece of the puzzle that we need. pfizer now says its data shows their covid-19 pill could save lives. this morning as the u.s. passes 50 million confirmed cases of covid-19 there's promising news overnight about treating this deadly virus. pfizer unveiling new data from its covid treatment pill that shows it could save thousands of lives. >> i'm optimistic because i think we never were so close to put an end to this pandemic by having so powerful tools. >> reporter: it's a series of 30 pills taken over five days and lab experiments show when taken within three days of diagnosis it can reduce the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% and 88% among high risk unvaccinated patients when taken within five days.
>> it is a game changer. but at the same time i want to emphasize that no one should use the existence of the pill as an excuse to avoid vaccination. >> the u.s. has already purchased 10 million treatments and pfizer's ceo says the pill could possibly be approved before the end of the year though the fda will still need to review the data. merck has already submitted data to the fda requesting approval for their pill which showed a 30% reduction in hospitalization and death. both companies believe their pills will likely work against the omicron variant. and a new study not yet peer reviewed shows prior immunity will help against the variant too. the study finding omicron is unlikely to cause severe illness in people who have been vaccinated or previously infected. and here in new york health care workers are still required to get vaccinated. a small group of doctors and nurses asked the supreme court to block that order but the
court has now refused to do so. michael? >> all right, trevor, thank you. now to the worsening covid crisis in the united kingdom. the british health secretary saying omicron is set to become the dominant covid strain in london and the uk has reported its first death of a person with the new variant. maggie rulli is in london for us this morning. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning. health officials are saying that no other covid variant has spread this fast and they fear that in less than 36 hours variant here in london. dominan- now, already it makes up 44% of cases in the city and numbers are doubling every two to three days. so far there are ten confirmed cases in hospitals and the first death from omicron has been reported here in the uk but at this point we still don't know anything about that patient's age or any pre-existing conditions. now, officials are now warning we should expect to see numbers dramatically increase in the coming days and weeks that lie ahead. but, guys, by how much and how severe? that we still don't know. this is such a new variant and
officials are trying to keep up with science that's unfolding in realtime. >> so much to keep up with, maggie. for now the government there is saying the best course of action is for people to get booster shots. >> reporter: yeah, exactly, michael. that's our best bet. the health secretary confirmed two shots is not always enough to prevent symptomatic infection of omicron but a booster does provide strong protection. now, since they made that announcement we have been seeing long lines at pop-up booster clinics. some wrapping around the block as the government warns we're in another race of variant versus the vaccine. >> thank you so much, maggie. george? we will switch gears to steph curry, so close now to breaking the all-time three-point record. may happen tonight. right down the street at one of the world's most famous arenas and t.j. holmes has the story. >> will happen, george. it's happening. you'll remember watching those home run race, right? we would tune in to see at bats waiting on guys to break the record. that's what we've been looking at with steph curry for the past
couple weeks, and past few games for sure. this is a record, guys, that we're going to see tonight. we may never see it broken again and if we do see it again it will be a long way down the road. steph curry, two three-pointers away from being the all-time three-point leader in the nba. he's going to break ray allen's record. ray allen sits at 2,973 and curry, 2,972. i said it's probably going to happen tonight. >> you said definitely but go ahead. >> it's going to happen. if it doesn't i will not be at work tomorrow. but he averages 5.4 three-pointers a game anyway and at madison square garden he once put up 54 points. >> he'll do it. >> tonight is the night. it's only taken him 790 games. >> how about foray? >> 1,300. >> he's doing it in about half the games almost. he's amazing. >> thank you, t.j. a lot more coming up
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long road to picking up the pieces from the deadly twisters. the death toll has risen to at least 88 people. president biden planning to visit some of the most devastated towns tomorrow. also a court in minneapolis has granted a settlement in the usa gymnast abuse scandal. the former u.s. women's team doctor will spend the rest of his life in prison after peading guilty to sexually assaulting the young gymnasts. take a look at this. a run away truck rolling down a hill jumping over the fence and crashing in the middle of the road in connecticut. luckily the car had no one in it and no other vehicles or pedestrians in the vicinity. no injuries were reported but the owner of the vehicle was given a ticket for failing to set the parking brake. >> yikes. >> yikes is right. a lot more ahead including becky worley breaking down some of the best deals on free shipping day and that is today. >> that is ahead. but right now to that cruise
ship mystery. a woman fell overboard from the balcony of her stateroom. the fbi is now getting involved after the coast guard called off their search. kaylee hartung is at the cruise ship port in long beach with more for us. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, robin. it was supposed to be a three-day cruise from here in southern california to evnsenad, mexico. that ship returned but one woman did not. it's unclear how and why she went overboard and the search for her ended at sea with the search for clues now continuing. this morning, the fbi investigating a deadly mystery at sea. a woman falling overboard from this cruise ship in the middle of the night. 35 miles off the coast of mexico. >> heard man overboard, man overboard port side. man overboard. >> reporter: a woman in her 20s who has not yet been identified was traveling on the carnival "miracle." the cruise line saying she fell early saturday morning from the balcony of her stateroom. passengers say they were told unreleased security footage from the ship captured her fall. >> i had a balcony.
so i went outside and looked and immediately they were throwing life preservers. they threw two out into the ocean. >> reporter: the coast guard, mexican navy and another cruise ship joining the search but after more than 31 hours with no sign of her, the search was called off. >> just as humans you feel for this family and this girl. >> reporter: rod says passengers were trying to help look for her too. the woman's balcony cordoned off. he says you could see damage to the outdoor deck there. >> on the balconies there are partitions between each stateroom. that piece of privacy metal was down on the deck. >> reporter: when the ship returned, the fbi sending an evidence response team on board to search for clues. >> there's a lot of questions, you know and a lot of questions not being answered. all i can tell you this has been the cruise from hell. >> reporter: in a statement carnival saying our thoughts are with the guest and her family and our care team is providing support. the fbi's evidence response team has completed its work. now they say they're using all investigative techniques to try
to figure out what happened aboard that ship and if anything criminal took place. guys? >> hopefully they'll be able to get some answers. kaylee, thank you. we're going to switch gears now. michael's first day back at after his journey to the edge of space. first t.j. back with a quick look at your adventure. >> as i watched that rocket go up on saturday with stray in it i realized there was something i didn't get to say to stray before he left, stray, i love you, man. look, as crazy as the experience is -- [ laughter ] look, as wild as the experience was for us to watch, we can only imagine what that experience was like for you. [ bell ringing ] >> reporter: the moment finally had arrived. >> astronaut stray, how do you read me? >> stray is good. loud and clear. >> reporter: stray buckled in for the ride of a lifetime. >> main engine start, two, one -- >> reporter: blasting off hitting over 2,200 miles an hour
and soaring 66 miles into space. experiencing zero gravity for about three minutes. >> yay! >> reporter: and basking in the glow of earth. >> holy -- >> moly. >> there it is right there. >> then touching down and stepping out. >> welcome back, guys. >> oh, my gosh! >> michael strahan is out of the capsule. >> reporter: forever changed by the experience but celebrating with old friends and new ones. >> always there for me. [ applause ] >> now, that is something i just love, you two being a part of is this trip together. just -- she's a part of such space history and here it is now 60 years later that you two can be in the same capsule and this is how far we've come in space travel. that was a really cool moment. >> laura posted a picture of her space uniform and her father's space uniform together which i think she's probably the only person who can do that. i got to say, t.j., i love you too, man.
>> it was different. it was weird to watch. >> it was weird to watch but i will say, you were -- people at home and like your family and friends who were there were more nervous than we were in the capsule. >> even on that walk up? >> even on the walk up. well, george, you start to realize, this is real. we rehearsed everything so many times and they do a great job of training you with everything you're going to go through so when it's actually happening it feels like we've done this before. it's just, you know, now we're actually going to do it. we can't wait. the anticipation to do it, you just want to do it. >> we were texting back and forth on saturday. i could tell this really changed you. that you were -- that it -- we all knew you were excited but it evening exceeded what you thought it would be. >> whatever you think it's going to be and you set your standards high, it exceeds it. >> but why? what is -- >> george, it is something about you take off in that rocket and the energy of it when you hit
the point where you're weightless and undo your harness and float and you're with these people you developed this bond with. i mean, it's the ultimate bond. then to look back at the planet. you're in light looking up at darkness. pretty soon you're in darkness and looking down at the light of the planet and it shows you how fragile and how small the part of you are of something that may seem significant like earth but earth is fragile and small itself in the grand scheme of things. so kind of sets your perspective in a totally different way. >> you say you practiced and rehearsed but still you knew it was going to happen. was there anything that still surprised you as prepped as you were? >> all of it. i mean, you're still surprised by all of it. the g-forces when you're going up. 3gs going up. 5gs coming down. when it gets orange inside from the jet engine.
>> they prepped you for that. >> they prepped us for that. so you know that was -- >> besides the roar what else do you hear when you're up there? >> it's quiet outside of us talking to each other. you hear the rocket when you're initially going up but once the main engine cuts off it's just silence and your body goes, boom and you think, oh, my goodness, i'm actually floating. but you can't tell the difference between up and down so you feel like if you undo your belt you'll fall on your face but it's not the case. it's kind of why i was moving slow getting out of that belt. if i hit my head i'm knocked out. they won't be able to get me back in my seat but it was the most surreal experience and i love what they're doing because, you know, the reason behind all of this is not just to go to space, to say, oh, we went to space. blue origin, what they're doing is trying to, you know, looking at taking all these resources and all these industries that stress earth and moving a lot of them to space because, you know, we are kind of tapping out and maxing out what we are doing here. that's why the rockets are reusable. there are no carbon emissions.
it's just water that comes from the by-products of all this. so what they're doing is in a lot of ways trying to save the planet by going outside of the planet. i had a better understanding of that sitting with the engineers and sitting with former astronauts who had been in space who literally have been there several times and said their whole life mission is to make it back. after going for the few minutes that we were there, i see why. >> so you're going back? >> absolutely. if you ask me, i would go back in a heart beat. wouldn't think twice about it. >> final question, what did your mama say? >> my mama -- i said, mom, were you nervous? she said, your dad jumped out of planes for a living, son. nothing you could do could make me nervous. >> oh, wow. >> she was really good about it or she played cool with it but it was great to have her there. my kids were there. family and other friends and it was truly bonding for all of us and when we had that delay in the launch time, that just gave us more time to hang out together and you realize that
your friends and your family and people who you hadn't heard from in a long time when you're sitting there in that capsule and i know i had my eyes closed and everyone thought i was praying, the sun was hitting me in my eyes. i couldn't keep my eyes open. i took a little nap. i was that relaxed. you think about life, about death, about the people in your life what they mean to you, what you mean to them and you realize your place in your ecosystem and how many people depend on you and how many you love and depend on. when you say that, i appreciate it and i love you too. all of you. i mean, everyone here, i really come back with a different appreciation of my life and hopefully i can live it in a better way now. >> wow. >> wow. [ applause ] >> so go to space if you get a chance, george. come on, george. i know you want to do it. me and you, we'll hold hands on the way up. >> you can walk on the moon. >> that's next. that's next. >> we'll be right back.
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good morning, america. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the house set to hold mark meadows in criminal contempt as committee members provide extraordinary new details about january 6th including text messages from donald trump jr. to meadows pleading for his father to act as his supporters rampaged inside the capitol. also this morning, communities picking up the pieces from the deadliest twister outbreak in more than a decade. the death toll rising. at least 88 people killed. this morning more survivors share their harrowing stories. ♪ "sex and the city" star kristin davis calling out people on social media for criticizing
how she's aged. >> i am not pretending to be any age. i'm 55. >> what, you want a medal? >> the comments the actress said were a shock. holiday dollar dash. the creative ways to deck the halls with a little help from the dollar store so you don't break the bank before the big day. ♪ i wanna dance ♪ he doesn't need permission to dance. iman shumpert the reigning "dancing with the stars" champion sharing his exciting announcement just for our viewers. no and it's time to go down the rabbit hole and into the matrix. >> neo! >> after nearly 20 years, the sci-fi smash is back and star carrie-anne moss is soaring into times square as we say, good morning, america. ♪ you spin me ♪ ♪ can i get to know your name ♪ we certainly say good morning, america. we're so glad you're starting your day with us. >> yes, we are. tory johnson is here for the
last "deals & steals" of 2021. you heard it right, the last of 2021 and this morning she has last chance gifts to check everyone off your list, everything from beauty to apparel to toys starting at just 5 bucks. >> that is coming up. we start in washington where the house is set to hold former trump chief of staff mark meadows in contempt of congress for refusing to cooperate with the committee probes the january 6th insurrection. we go back to jon karl. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. congress is poised to do something it has never done before, hold one of its former members in criminal contempt and in the process the january 6th committee has revealed extraordinary new details about what the people closest to the former president were up to as the capitol was under attack. mark meadows was chief of staff during the final days of the trump presidency. privy to the actions of the former president and his inner circle as rioters stormed the capitol. now the january 6th committee wants the house to hold him in
criminal contempt because he is refusing to answer questions about any of it. >> no one is above the law. not even a former president's chief of staff. >> reporter: before refusing to cooperate, meadows had turned over thousands of documents including text messages and emails on his personal cell phones. liz cheney, the top republican on the committee says that some of them are from the president's own son pleading with meadows to get his father to call off the riot. >> quote, he's got to condemn this [muted] asap. the capitol police tweet is not enough, donald trump jr. texted. meadows responded, quote, i'm pushing it hard. i agree. still president trump did not immediately act. donald trump jr. texted again and again urging action by the president. quote, we need an oval office address.
he has to lead now. it has gone too far and gotten out of hand, end quote. >> reporter: in a letter late yesterday, meadows' attorney urged, practically pleaded, with congress not to hold his client in contempt but, george, that is exactly what is expected to happen later today. >> it is coming. jon karl, thanks very much. robin? we're going to turn to the latest on the tornado disaster. at least 88 people lost their lives across 5 states. let's go back to elwyn lopez. she's in one of the most devastated communities, mayfield, kentucky, with the latest. good morning again, elwyn. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning. the devastation here is unbelievable. take a look at this. this staircase exposed, christmas decorations still clinging to it and now take a look at these piles of debris. this is what search and rescue crews are having to sift through to find anyone still missing. this morning, the death toll rising. at least 88 lives lost across 5
states after the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in more than a decade. at least 74 of those here in kentucky. the ages ranging from just a few months to 86 years old. 2-month-old oaklynn koon died monday from her injury. >> we expect this death toll will continue to grow. >> reporter: among those killed eight employees at this candle factory in mayfield including 47-year-old robert daniel, 21-year-old devin burden and 36-year-old joe ward. they were working the night shift when the twister tore through. >> what was it you were hearing? >> just fear and death. that's what i was afraid -- you know, i was afraid i was listening to people die. >> reporter: sharla payne was trapped in the factory communicating through her cell phone and a radio. her son and others racing to rescue dozens. >> we could hear him talk. he couldn't hear us scream.
they started walking on top of us and we could feel stuff caving in. >> reporter: sharla tells me her son finally managed to pull her from the debris by bending a metal chair. guys, she says her son is her before all this, and he certainly is one now. robin? >> elwyn, thank you for that. coming up, kristin davis is calling out people commenting on her looks in the new "sex and the city." also this morning, how to stretch your holiday budget. what to look for on the shelves at the dollar tore to help you save some extra christmas cash. and maggie gyllenhaal, there she is, joining us live in times square. we'll be right back. ♪ what can i du with less asthma? with dupixent, i can du more....beginners' yoga. namaste... ...surprise parties. aww, you guys. dupixent helps prevent asthma attacks... ...for 3!... ...so i can du more of the things i love.
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♪ welcome back. ♪ welcome back. glad you're with us on this tuesday morning. it is "matrix" week. tomorrow we're going to hear a man you're going to speak to, keanu reeves. >> yeah, i'm going to talk to him for our show tomorrow. cannot wait. big "matrix" and big keanu fan. right now a big fan of lara spencer. it's time for "pop news." what we got? >> thank you, michael. good morning, everybody. it's that time of year again. award season is upon us. nominations are starting to roll out. the critic's choice awards released their list of nominees. big names have emerged. lady gaga, nicole kidman, kristen stewart, will smith, denzel washington, all nominated for acting awards this year. and as for the movies, kenneth branagh and steven spielberg's movies top the list followed by "dune" and benedict cumberbatch's "the power of the
dog" both with ten nominations. they usually give a pretty good snapshot of which films and actors might get oscar nominations. those will be announced february 8th right here on abc. very excited. aren't you? also this morning, former brooklyn nets star iman shumpert has officially gone from pro baller to pro ballroom dancer. we remember that incredible moment of him winning "dancing with the stars" and now his partner from the show, he's so good, they have a special announcement just for us. >> what's up, everybody? i'm daniella karagach, the reigning champion of "dancing with the stars." i'm going on tour. >> wait, you going on tour without me? >> no. i'm bringing you with me. >> okay, we're going on tour. check us out in a city near you, guys. ♪ it's you who i want ♪ >> i'm going on tour. i'm taking the bus. >> i guess he loved the
he's so awesome. the nba free agent joining america's favorite dancers for the 2022 tour. they're joining kaitlyn bristow and amanda kloots will be there, jimmie allen will be there. the "dancing with the stars" live tour kicking off in richmond, january 7th and goes till the end of march. tickets are on sale now. finally this morning, a u.p.s. delivery worker was so touched by the treats left outside one wisconsin home, that he treated the homeowners right back with a little improvised song caught on their ring camera. check this out. ♪ thank you much, thank you much, thank you much ♪ ♪ got some trail mix ♪ ♪ with some -- oh -- nature valley ♪ ♪ and a powerade ♪
thank you. >> a little nature valley. a little powerade. kathy said she had been leaving snacks outside her home since the beginning of covid as a thank to all the delivery workers dropping things off. this is the first time someone has sung their thanks. sharing that saying, quote, it was so nice to see someone so happy and jovial and someone wrote back saying sign that guy up for "american idol." that's "pop news," guys. >> thank you, lara. we're going to move on to our "gma" cover story. "sex and the city" star kristin davis calling out people online for, quote, hurling bombs at her about how she's aged in the show's new chapter "and just like that." deborah roberts has the story. good morning, deborah. >> reporter: good morning, george. yeah, when it was a hit show back in the late '90s, "sex and the city" caused a bit of a stir with its edgy story lines and unapologetic female characters. well, now it's creating a different kind of buzz and much of it is mean-spirited aimed at the age and appearance of those female characters and it's leading some to call out what they see as a sexist culture
aimed at women on screen. >> most men are threatened by successful women. >> reporter: for actress kristin davis comments about her performance may come with stardom but ugly anonymous jabs at her appearance are another thing entirely. >> carrie, party of three. >> reporter: 56-year-old davis who originated the character charlotte york on "sex and the city" in 1998 calling out social media trolls for hurling bombs about her looks now telling "the times uk," everyone wants to comment pro or nay or whatever on our hair and our faces and our this and our that. the level of intensity of it was a shock. the actress going on that say, i feel angry and i don't want to feel angry all the time so i don't look at it. i just know it's there. with its reboot called "and just like that," the show hasn't shied away from tackling issues they're facing as women now in their 50s. >> i just think the gray ages you. >> no, you think the gray ages
you. because if we're friends and i'm this age you can't be whatever age you're pretending to be. >> reporter: before the new series dropped last week, star sarah jessica parker now 56 weighed in on what she called misogynist chatter about the actress' looks telling "vogue," everyone has something to say. she has too many wrinkles. she doesn't have enough wrinkles. it almost feels as if people don't want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, adding that men don't face the same kind of scrutiny. >> harry was bald and talked with his mouth full, but i loved him anyway. >> there is a double standard. the comments that we make towards men are much more appreciative of their aging versus women. we tend to have a much more negative slant and toxic words around their aging process. >> reporter: the lead actresses all parents now are no strangers to personal criticism and got a fair amount of it back in the day but say social media makes
it a little bit harder to deal with. still, true to their characters, they are standing up strong, taking on those mean trolls which they might even call cowardly. robin? >> all right, deb, thank you. we turn to the rising prices across the country that can make it tough to have christmas with all the trimmings. costs are up almost 7% from last year. becky is back to show us the creative solutions for your holiday on dollar store shelves. we got to hear this. good morning again, becky. >> reporter: robin, good morning again to you. as you mentioned prices going up so 'tis the season to save a buck. we sent two crafty social media influencers to their local dollar tree to see how they could deck the holiday table and their stockings with christmas cheer on a budget. deck the halls with dollar store savings. fa, la, la. holiday steals and decorating
tips from dollar tree, the 99 cent store and others are flooding social media. >> this from the dollar store. >> reporter: we created our dollar dash sending two influencers on missions at their local stores. earlier each had a paid partnership with dollar general. jen jones, mother of four from outside of chicago, her mission, decorate their holiday table for $30 or less. >> could do something in the center of the table. >> reporter: and the big reveal. show me your dollar store decorations. >> i was really happy. i wanted it to have some sophistication but because i have four kids, i wanted to keep it kid friendly. >> reporter: jen got creative breaking apart continue sell branchs to make a base and inexpensive ornaments and snowflakes cut out of lunchbags she bought for a buck, inexpensive candy canes in little envelopes folded from the same bag and these holiday plate chargers for, yes, only about a dollar each. next up ivy shelton, mother of three from florida.
her challenge, buy and fill stockings for her husband and three kids. the spending limit, $15 each. ivy was surprised at what she found. >> it wasn't like trying to fill it to fill it. it was actually things i knew they would enjoy. >> reporter: and says there were fun and practical gifts. she got bath salts, spa gloves, chapstick, chargers, puzzle books and candy. and her technique so smart. >> i grab baskets that they actually sell there and i put them in the cart and each person had their own basket which helped me stay organized and on budget. >> what do you think you saved? >> i think i would have spent twice as much if i had gone to a couple different stores. >> reporter: when it comes to gift wrapping stores where items cost a dollar i paid a dollar each for these, 20 square feet of wrapping paper. now over at my big box store i paid $3.50 each for the same amount of wrapping paper. let's talk bags. again, at the dollar store,
three bags for three bucks and at the big box, three bags for $11.50. these things really add up, robin. >> they do add up. and, becky, earlier you told us it's free shipping day. not to fear, it's free shipping day. what does it mean for those looming christmas delivery deadlines that we're facing? >> reporter: whew, tick tock, right? hundreds of retailers are offering free shipping today. the overarching theme, you better get your rear in gear if you need to mail packages for christmas. i will be going to the post office today and finishing up my online shopping. >> you're saying you need to get your rear in gear. is that what you're saying? >> reporter: vroom. >> double duty for us. all right, beck, as always, thank you.
ginger? >> thank you, robin. take you back to the rarity of tornadoes in kentucky, the last time they had an ef-3 strength tornado was 1952 in december in kentucky so, yes, as we watch this we see how rare it is but also see that the ingredients are in place to make for more severe weather this week because we're going to see more record heat. we could see more than 50 sites tomorrow all the way up to green bay, wisconsin, flirt with or break record highs. that plus record warmth in the gulf. surges moisture ♪
♪ now to "deals & steals," last chance gifts. tory johnson is here with our final deals of the year, tory. it's to wrap up your holiday shopping list. go right to them by pointing your cell phone camera at the qr code. now let's get started. >> spin it around, baby. >> we have towels featured on "shark tank." >> these are from sand cloud. you can see the size of them. what's awesome not only on "shark tank" but a month ago they were here on deals and sold out a little too fast for my liking so we brought them back by popular demand. lara held one of these up and that was my hottest seller so you're going to bring the same magic. >> here we go. >> they are lightweight, absorbent, 100% turkish cotton. what's great they're compact so don't take up a lot of space, cool as just a normal towel to use or on a cool evening, backyard on a boat use it as a wrap.
we have their extra large size, $25. >> dual usage. i like that. this next one is a great gift for the little ones in your life. >> for the little ones. this is another one, tonies. this was named one of "good housekeeping's" hottest gifts of the year. also i got to say a "gma" favorite because i got more emails from moms and grandmas saying sold out, bring it back. i begged the company and here we are. this is really a sound system for little kids. so you put the little creature on top and it plays all kinds of favorite songs that kids know and love. it's a great alternative to screen time. we also have their volume limiting headphones which are awesome for kids then you can buy add-ons for more song books. this is a phenomenal gift they will love all year long. it starts today $15 to $50. >> i love that. different animals. >> different animals. different songs. >> all right. we're going to talk about tops
and leggings. >> yes, so this is skinnytees. this is the line that is soft, seamless, fitted to kind of flatter every body. they're stretchy but don't stretch out which i love and we have so many options from them. we have turtlenecks, crew necks, these tank tops. we have velvet cardigans, leggings, huge assortment at unbelievable prices and these basics last all year long and size inclusive which i love and start at $14. >> lara is just staring at this stuff. >> lara has her eye on something. >> skin care, skin care, skin care, tory. >> foreo. >> ooh. >> blame it on gary. that's not your fault. yeah, so foreo. they are an expert in skin care tools that combine beauty and technology. so this -- these little ones, feel how good that is. it would clean and massage at the same time so you put the soap and water right on there on
that silicone. we also have their -- these little devices, ufo devices that work with facial masks, all of the products are awesome. they range today from $5 to $100 with our discount. that's a good one. >> keep the skin clean. >> next up keeping with the skin care team. murad. >> very gentle. >> there we go. >> this is all skin care made in america for targeted specific concerns, we've got their biggest assortment we've had yet. some fan favorites, i would say orange and blue. those two colors are fan favorite collections. when you go online they start at $15 and murad is covering free shipping. >> a "gma" favorite. >> and then finally makeup eraser. >> got to take it off after you put it on. >> exactly. this is one that viewers asked me to bring back because this takes off even the most stubborn makeup with just water and made their sweaters that come with
each of them. this is a holiday spectacular. same material so you'll get good use out of it. easy stocking stuffers and start at $6 and i just want to say i know now you're more into space than shopping so i appreciate your indulgence with deals. this was a fun one. >> i came back from space wanting to shop even more. what are you talking about? we partnered with these companies on these deals. head directly to our website, thank you so much, tory. coming up, "matrix" star carrie-anne moss live in times square. we'll be right back. >> announcer: monday say good morning to mr. christmas. performed for you by the one and only brett eldredge monday on "good morning america" sponsored by carmax. on "good morning america" sponsored by carmax.
>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. >> good morning, everyone. let's get to a look at traffic. >> good morning, everyone. we start in walnut creek, the hotspot. look at the traffic on south 680 at ygnacio valley road, a crash there. speed is currently 12 miles per hour as we travel southbound. so really packed there and other busy spots this morning will be at the bay bridge toll plaza which is expected. lights came on shortly after 5:30. >>
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also dry afternoons. >> we will have another update in about 30 minutes. you can always find the latest on our app and abc7news.com. the news continues with "good morn ♪ it's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ it's just the way you make me feel ♪ ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ can you believe it has been more than 20 years since the release of the original "matrix" and now the beloved franchise is back with a fourth film, "the matrix resurrections." and joining us this morning, one of the stars, carrie-anne moss. lovely talking to you in the break and know the first "matrix" changed this man's life. >> absolutely, 100%. >> that and space. boy, you've had a big -- >> what's next? how can you top that? >> best of all.
>> how could you make us wait 18 years since the last one in 2003? did you ever imagine you'd be back in this universe? >> i never imagined it. i was completely shocked when i got that text message and a phone call with our director. keanu jokes -- keanu says he had to stand up. i had to sit down. i was just completely in shock. i'm still a little in shock that i'm here talking about this movie that has meant so much to me as much as it changed your life in viewing it, changed my life in being in it and in watching it and continuing to watch it. it's just like layers and layers of so much to think about, to open and expand your mind and i personally love to did that. >> i saw it last night and it's fantastic. >> oh, good. thank you so much. >> i love -- i'm happy it's back. but did you have any hesitations about returning? >> no. >> really? >> no, no. >> you knew. that was it. >> what would that hesitation
be? no, i was like when do we start? let's shoot. let's train. let's shoot. i had to train a lot. >> it's called "resurrections" for a reason. your character trinity died at the end of the last one but now she's back and her and neo don't have no memory of each other. >> i wasn't sure i'd see you again. >> after we spoke i realized my life wasn't a life. at some point i think i gave up searching for something real. something happened. >> i looked for you at the coffee shop. i began to wonder if i imagined you. >> wow. i know. even when the crew gets really quiet, carrie-anne, leaning in like that. you two, you and keanu have been on this journey since the very beginning. you must have a very special friendship. >> we really do. we've been through it together
as real partners and i have such respect and honor for our friendship. i'm so grateful that he's my friend and we've gotten to do this anyone at this time of our lives. it's been amazing. >> tomorrow we get a chance to talk to him. what question? >> i don't know. i don't know. i'm not going there. >> aw! >> i have to figure it out on my own? >> yeah, you can do it. i know you can. >> that's a good friend right there. you alluded to the training. >> yeah. >> that went into this. can you expand on that? >> we do a lot of training. lana wachowski way back in the day in the '90s, she wanted the actors to do as much as they could so we trained for like four months to be able to do that movie and to do all the different action and so we did
that again and we spent i think about six weeks this time and, you know, stretching, running, doing different kicks and punches and then i'd work with my pilates trainer, constance, who is my dear friend too and we'd be on the treadmill. i had two hours of just trying to get in shape. i've had three children. i have not had a lot of time to work out. maybe 20 minutes here, 20 minute there is to have two hours to work out was really great and then learning all the different action, like it would be all day monday through friday. >> you talked about the profound changes this movie made for you. what is the biggest one? >> what is the most profound change? so many, it's hard to put into words. i think to spend time with someone like keanu just what's coming to mind right now, he has such a commitment and dedication to what he does. he works harder than anyone i've ever met in my life and that was amazing especially in the '90s to 2000 to be around people who were very successful and i was really kind of coming up in my
career. that was a big moment for me. to see someone of such i guess the word is fame to be so grounded, so real and still about the work and that's what this whole experience, lana, everybody, everybody is there top on their game and they're giving everything they have and it changes you to be around that kind of artistry, that commitment and passion and we were all so thrilled to be a part of this and to be making this movie again and i just feel like inside of me i feel like that -- i bring that into everything i do. >> it's a big change. >> it's huge. >> i figured out what i'm going to ask him just from that answer. gave me something for keanu. >> you were taking notes. >> taking notes. >> that was well said. you are a delight. >> thank you. >> we're so happy for you. thank you, thank you, thank you. don't make us wait so long. don't do that. >> i'll be 100 next. >> "the matrix resurrections" is
in theaters and streaming on hbo max wednesday, december 22nd. coming up, maggie this is elodia. she's a recording artist. 1 of 10 million people that comcast has connected to affordable internet in the last 10 years. and this is emmanuel, a future recording artist, and one of the millions of students we're connecting throughout the next 10. through projectup, comcast is committing $1 billion so millions more students, past... and present, can continue to get the tools they need to build a future of unlimited possibilities.
screen but now she's taking a turn behind the camera making her directorial debut with "the lost daughter." good morning, maggie. >> hi, good morning. >> you know, first of all, i want to say congratulations to you because you're already winning awards here for this film. the venice film festival, the gotham awards and critic's choice awards nominated for best adapted screenplay. so how does that feel? >> i mean, it feels great. it feels great, yeah. >> and this film stars olivia colman. she plays the lead and takes an hnest look at motherhood. we're going to take a look at a clip before we discuss it more. check it out. >> okay. >> really put us through it, huh? >> i thought you said you were pregnant with your first. >> i am. what were your daughters like
when you were little? were they like this willful little creature? >> i honestly can't remember much actually. >> oh, no, you can't forget anything about your own children. >> is that your experience? >> now, you've been in the movie business almost three decades but this is your first time as a screenwriter, as a director, what made you decide to get behind the camera? >> well, now that i've done it, now that i've directed this film, i think i see that i was always a director and i just didn't even allow myself to think about how much i wanted that, like as an actress i was always kind of bumping up against the edges of what i could express, you know. i mean, there are exceptions to this but there are a lot of people who don't love actresses with ideas. and -- >> interesting. >> or how you have to get your ideas in, you have to offer with a spoonful of sugar. you have to be funny and it's a
lot of work. and i think i just -- i think i got tired of it. i think i wanted to be able to freely say all the things i wanted to say. >> and i love that. actually you also you're directing your husband, peter sarsgaard in this. >> yes. >> what was it like directing your other half? >> i mean it was a total pleasure. my husband is amazing. i was just thinking like we were just talking about how the holidays are coming up and i just keep buying presents for my husband because i feel so grateful to him, not just for how brilliant he is in my film which he is but also my husband like kept my family running when i was directing this film. i mean we were all together but, you know, he was making sure the teeth were brushed and, you know, not -- not every husband is willing to do that especially this is a film about women and, you know, i mean he's amazing, my husband. >> i love that. that's a true partner. you got a true partner.
>> that's true. >> your father is a director. your mother is a screenwriter. your brother jake we know is an actor. did you lean on them or ask for any advice? >> listen, i looked for gifts, ideas, everywhere. at the new york film festival premiere of my film i was looking around and i was like every single one of the people here has offered me something that's in my film and my brother was amazing. my mother and my father, they -- and my husband, i mean like honestly everyone who's been loving and kind of alive in my life has offered me something that's in my film. >> i love that. sounds like a family film like you guys all together. >> it is not a family film. >> for you i know it's not a family film but the family helped you make this film. >> that's true but it's a film for grown-ups. that's for sure.
it's very honest about what it's like to be a woman in the world. that's what i'll say. if you want to see the picture of what it's really like to be a woman in this world, check out "the lost daughter." that's my sell. >> i love that. that's the sell and it's perfect for what we need to say. "the lost daughter," make sure you check it out. it opens in theaters this friday and makes its streaming debut on netflix on december 31st. maggie gyllenhaal, thank you, as always. now let's go to ginger. hey, ginger. >> hey, michael. we have a new episode of "man in the arena," speaking of, where tom brady and gisele bundchen reveal new details about their relationship and family as he sets his sights on returning to the super bowl. it will stream on espn it is day two of our 12 days
of christmas cookies. oh, i love this. this morning joining us milk bar founder, christina tosi. we're not worthy. >> stop, stop. >> you can get all these by scanning the code on your screen. thank you so much for coming back. we all love milk bar. you'll show us how to do this at home. i love this cookie that is our cookie today because it's inspired by one of your favorite holiday movies. >> "home alone 2." >> "home alone 2." >> it is like a skillet chocolate chip, peppermint extraordinaire thing. how is it related to the movie? >> do you remember the scene at the plaza where he ordered room service and this giant explosion of an ice cream sundae? >> i remember. >> we're doing that on top of
a -- >> giant chocolate chip -- >> skillet cookie. warm, cold, all the crunchy things. for those who don't think they're great at baking we got you at milk bar. >> you were saying off camera proof positive you can do this. >> okay, so it's a stick of butter, light brown sugar, regular sugar, room temperature. literally all you need is a spoon, a spatula and a bowl. >> you don't even need a blender. >> you don't need a hand mixer. you don't need any of that. >> i said blender. this is a problem. >> vanilla extract, peppermint extract, a secret weapon. get that in there. >> you could leave that out i'm guessing. >> you could absolutely leave it out. >> but you say go for it. >> go for it. peppermint bark, peppermint chocolate flavors at milk bar in your own home and dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt and milk powder. bring it all in. milk powder. another secret weapon. >> you were saying this before we came on the air that -- why? >> depth of flavor, chewiness, add a tablespoon, two tablespoons to your favorite cookie recipe and it will explode with flavor and texture. i'm a texture person.
at milk bar, the peppermint bar cakes -- >> what am i putting in here? >> baking soda. that will give the cookie a nice balance of flavor, a breadth so is spreads easily. this is what the dough looks like. >> the skillet while we're doing the prep work, it's preheating in the oven and there's a good reason. >> there's a great reason. you grab your skillet from home. put it in your preheated 350-degree oven because you want the cookie to be gooey in the center but caramelized on both sides. preheating that skillet makes sure the dough is baked all the way through, but you have both textures. >> you have lots of other stuff. show the finished product. you say graham crackers, pretzels -- >> choose your own adventure. what do you have at home? what's holiday and come on -- >> ice cream on top. >> we have this great one at milk bar, candy cane cornflake marshmallow, it's all a secret.
if you aren't sure about baking, we got you at milkbarstore.com. you can get all the goodies. we have all the stuff. >> this is a gift to you. this is an easy recipe and so delicious. we'll eat it during the commercial break. get the recipe on goodmorningamerica.com. coming up, broadway is back. the cast of "company" performing live right here while we eat cookies. >> yes!
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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. kumasi: good morning, everyone. here is jobina with a look at traffic. jobina: thank you. orinda has been a problem spot this morning with a new crash being reported right now eastbound on 24 before saint stephen's drive. the crash that we were following westbound on 24 has cleared by you can see the residual delays remain and you will hit a rough spot in both directions so if you can save yourself some extra time and hold back for 20 minutes, that would be a good idea. mike: good thing the rain rain almost over. over the ocean you can see more showers are about to pop in that is where we will have the greatest instability and chances for hail, lightning, and
thunderstorms out of the system. looking at future radar it will be few and far between. reggie: time now 4 -- kumasi: >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, the star of the series, "the witcher," henry cavill. and chef melba wilson as we continue "live's holiday cooking dream team week." plus, a bicycle loving man from minnesota is delivering our holiday "good news story of the day." also, mark consuelos returns for another day of cohosting. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and mark consuelos! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> kelly: my hands