tv Eyewitness News Morning Edition CBS September 30, 2013 6:00am-7:00am EDT
september 30th, the last day of the month. i'm gigi barnett, in for don scott. wjz has weather and traffic together. we begin with tim williams in the weather center. good morning. >> in for marty bass this morning. beautiful morning. temperatures averaging just around 50 degrees. we are at 49 in elkton, 50 down on the shore. our daytime high goes up to just around 75 degrees with lows down into the 50s. we will have the complete forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> rush hour is on the move. sharon is keeping an eye on it in the wjz traffic control. >> not moving far very fast this morning right now. we have a new accident to tell you on 29 southbound just after 108. all lanes blocked right there. also on 97 southbound at 32, we still have an accident there at the exit blocking two left lanes. and fire activity downtown. that is going to be two alarm
building fire on east cold spring at york blocking all lanes. speed on the beltway looking good. same goes for 95 between white marsh and the tunnel. speeds are looking normal but close to delays in that particular shot. that's a look at 29 at 108 where we have an accident blocking all of the main lanes there. here is gigi barnett with all of the stories that everybody is talking about. >> at midnight, the government may shut down. congress can't seem to find a compromise on a bill to keep the government open for business. susan mcguinness reports for wjz. >> reporter: a partial government shutdown begins at midnight unless congress can reach a deal. this afternoon, the senate will likely vote down a house plan to fund the government because it calls for a one-year delay of the president's health care law. in the final few hours, house
leaders say they will once again trying to weaken obamacare. >> there will be a few options for the senate to look at again. >> reporter: dop members stood in front of capitol, criticizing senate democrats for not working in the hours before the shutdown. >> the senate needs to act. why aren't they meeting? >> reporter: chris says that republicans have been stalling for a week and bringing the debate down to the deadline was the plan. >> drive the country to the cliff and say give us what we want, end the affordable care act or we're going to shut down the government. >> reporter: the health care law is the sticking point. neither side appears willing to budge. >> harry reed has essentially told the house of representatives and the american people, go jump in a lake. >> about 45 times now the house republicans have voted to abolish obamacare, not to change it, not to come up with any specific change. >> reporter: president obama
has called a cabinet meeting today to prepare for a possible shutdown. in washington, susan mcguineas. >> house republicans also passed a bill that would promise to pay the military in the event of a shutdown. but the senate likely won't vote on that today. new details about a fire on the bay bridge that shut down the westbound lanes and backed up traffic for hours. mike has more. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, gigi. good morning, everyone. the bay bridge is back open. a spectacular fire that was inside the bay bridge and construction materials are suspected. this video sent to the wjz news room, flames and smoke rising from the westbound span of the bridge at its highest point. it happens around 6:00 sunday afternoon. crews quickly put out the flames but westbound lanes remained closed for about two hours while inspectors look add
the bridge. once deemed safe, cars are allowed to cross. but the closure backed up traffic for miles in both directions. construction was done on that part of the bridge and they have not released the official cause of the fire. >> reporter: the good news is that no one was hurt. >> thank you, mike. that is indeed good news. stay with wjz as we continue to follow this developing story. we will bring you more details as they become available. in syria, government officials there say they will respect the united nations' resolution when it comes to chemical weapons. al-assad made the announcement over the week end. they are accused of using a chemical agent on their own people back in august, killing at least 1400 people, many of them were children. but al-assad said he had no involvement in the attack and he officially signed an international agreement to prevent the use of chemical weapons in the future. we are learning more about a deadly standoff in hartford
county. investigators say police shot and killed a man who was allegedly holding a woman hostage. michelle richy has more on the suspect and the victim. >> reporter: good morning. we know the female hostage in the situation had a restraining order against the suspect who was shot and killed by police. scary moments at this home on the 700 block of erie street where police responded to a call for help because of a fight. when officers arrived on the scene, they were not able to locate where the fight was. they didn't visually hear or see anything. >> reporter: instead neighbors directed police to this home where they found 34-year-old jones who had barricaded himself inside of a home with a female hostage, refusing to let her go. >> neighbors say they had to evacuate their homes as officers moved in on the suspect. >> quite shocking. i just seen the guy the other day. >> reporter: officers with the hartford county sheriff's office were called to help negotiate with the suspect. >> one of our officers that was there is trained and is part of
the negotiation team. he had a dialogue with the suspect. >> reporter: it worked. jones let the woman out, who had a restraining order against him. but he would not make it out alive. the suspect made a gesture to indicate that he had a gun. that is when he was shot and killed. >> he seemed a little off to me but not too much. >> reporter: and the officer who shot jones is now on routine administrative leave, pending the outcome of this investigation. i'm michelle richie, wjz eyewitness news. >> the woman who was held hostage according to police had no reported injuries. we are following a developing story out of california this morning where a small jet has crashed at a santa monica airport. investigators say the jet that took off from idaho ran off of the runway and into a storage hangar last night. that caused the hangar to collapse and go up in flames. it's not clear how many people were on board at the time but investigators say by the looks of it, it's unlikely that
anyone survived. police in st. georges county are investigating a half million dollars heist at a jewelry store. surveillance video looks like something from a movie. it shows the robbers climbing through the roof into the jewelry store back in may. police say that's when they used a blow torch to break open the safe. they got away with about $500,000 worth of jewelry. turning to sports now, the orioles end their season on a positive note with a win over the boston red sox. chris crush davis was named the most valuable player for the season. he hit 53 home runs. davis had to leave the game in the 4th inning because he sprained his wrist trying to catch a throw at 1st base. the o's rallied at the plate. the birds finished with 85 wins, tied with the yankees for third place in the division. another tough loss on the road for the ravens as stunned
fans look on, the ravens offense threw five interceptions on the day. >> leading up to the game at buffalo, the ravens spoke of getting their running game in gear. they had ray rice back and hoped to run down the depleted buffalo defense. instead we saw the worst running performance in ravens history. they ran the ball just nine times, the fewest ever. they ran into big problems with interceptions. flacco's pass off of the hands of dixon. that was the second interception of the game. more to come. the bills converted that turnover into a touchdown. jackson run it's through the middle of the ravens defense. flacco and the ravens trailed by 13 at the half. make it close second half. touchdown pass to smith.
smith had a career high of 166 yards. ravens down by 6. down by 3 with a minute to go, looking for a tying field goal. but flacco's pass deflected. picked off. five interceptions. the most ever in a game for flacco. another tough loss on the road. 23-20 the final. >> we have to get better. a lot of that falls on me today. but, yeah, we have young guys and we're going to get better at all that stuff. you know, like i said, a lot of that falls on me today and just throwing the ball to the wrong team. if we don't do that, then this game probably would have been a little different. >> the ravens record for the season falls to 2-2. still winless on the road and the next game is on the road when they play the dolphins in miami. coach harbaugh will meet with the media later today, several questions to answer after the tough loss to buffalo. back to you. >> the ravens look to get their road win of the season next
week in miami. it's the ravens verses the dolphins right here on wjz. cover average starts at 1:00. let's hope we can bring home a win. >> we need something to feel good about. feel good about the weather. it was sunny. breezy, much like today. we're going to start a run of 80s going into the rest of this week. today is the last day of september. going into october feels like summer. the first time of where the attitude is today is that ron doesn't have on purple, he has on orange. he is ending with the orioles mood rather than the ravens mood. >> on a good note, ron. >> gigi and tim, how are you doing? >> we're good. how about you? >> i'm doing great. i'm riled up. not about the ravens losing. >> okay. >> but the way that our fans, my fellow ravens fans whine and
cry and talk about joe flacco threw five interceptions and their offensive line was terrible and we can't run the ball. do we ever give credit to the other team? the buffalo bills came out yesterday and kicked our butts. >> ron. >> plain and simple. and john harbaugh said the same thing after the game. give the other team a little credit here, folks. the twitter fear and the talk shows, i hear the music. i guess i've got to go. >> but i'm with you a hundred percent, ron. >> it's enough. it's enough. the bills whipped us. plain and simple. we got a manic monday. it will be a great one at the church of saint matthew when the wjz morning edition rolls the wjz morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ñó
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>> they're very happy this morning. good morning to you. here out in frederick. frederick is starting off much like everyone else. temperatures around 50 degrees. a comfortable start to your monday. 50 down on the shore. 48 out in oakland. around the metro area, everyone right around the 50-degree range until you get down to southern maryland. annapolis at 59. we are closer to 60 down by the river. around the immediate metro area, windsare calm with a northerly component in elkton. drier air in place with the northwest flow. also coming in just ahead of a front that just kind of fizzled out when it start today move across the ohio valley. you see some of the clouds out there much the clouds will dry out a little bit. we will have another day much like we have with a mixture of clouds and sun. what you will notice with the high sinking down to the south of us, it will allow for temperatures to rise heading
into this week. so today, the coolest day of the next five. we are actually going up to about 75 degrees today. that is higher than our normal. sunset today is at 6:49. sunrise at 7:03. high tied at 4:04 this afternoon. 75 today, partly cloudy. a good bit of sun throughout the afternoon. 52 with patchy clouds for the low. tomorrow, 80 degrees. 86 on wednesday. 84, 81 and 80 for thursday, friday and saturday. gigi. >> thanks, tim. let's get a check on traffic with sharon in wjz traffic control. >> good morning, everyone. traffic right now stopped on 29. it's all because of an accident. we have an accident on 29 southbound at 108. again, it's blocking all lanes. we will show you a live picture in a minute. at 32, the exit, we have two lanes blocked for an earlier accident. two lanes blocked in city on
york road because of a building fire. speeds slowing on the beltway. 52 now your average on the west side outer loop. 95 southbound still at average speed. it looks like it is just getting moving there to the left. so hopefully they will get some traffic through in that area. that's a look at the west side where we're starting to see brake lights at i-70. this is brought to you by toyota. do you ever dream of all the places you would like to go, places that bring you happiness? toyota is ready to take you there. find a great deal on a toyota. let's send it over to manic monday. ♪ just another manic monday ♪ i wish it were a sunday ♪ ♪ >> ron went on his -- i got a little worried what he might say but then i saw the collars behind him and i thought, he'll calm down. >> they will bless him out there. >> reporter: great to have you
this morning, gigi and tim. >> good morning. >> reporter: quick note about the orioles. you mentioned chris crush davis who ended the season with 53 home runs. he is the first player in baseball history to end up with 53 home runs. >> you're kidding? >> reporter: no one has ever -- mickey mantle, willie mays have hit 52, 54. nobody has ever hit 53. very strange. >> quite unique. >> reporter: yes, yes. >> if it's going to be odd, it's going to be the orioles. >> reporter: you've got that right. quickly, fells point fun festival this is coming weekend. one of the great fun places to come in baltimore. saturday and sunday, the fun festival. s. it's manic money with the orthodox church of saint matthew. mary, how are you?
>> i'm great. >> you have the festival coming up this weekend. >> it's our sixth annual. we've been cooking for days and our grandmother's recipes, we will have incredible home made food. greek, romanian, slavik, a huge eye lent auction with items at all different price ranges and free live entertainment hourly, including a japanese ballet, belly dancers. >> reporter: got my attention. and it's free, you said. >> it's completely free. totally free admission. saturday and sunday all day. orthodox search of saint matthew. it's 7271eden brook drive in columbia in the shopping center. and the website is
stmatthewfestival.org. >> you're great. we have goodies this morning. >> i brought you goodies home made by the ladies. it's a nut roll,. russian tea cakes. >> reporter: thank you very much. >> you have to share with the people in the studio. >> reporter: i will. [laughter] >> reporter: fat chance [laughter] we have to get rolling here. we've got bell and tony. let me hear the magic words. >> music, if you would please. >> reporter: we're ready to roll. it's manic monday at fells point with the orthodox church of saint matthew in columbia. thank you for coming down. big festival this weekend. stand by. ♪[music] ♪ 6:00 already and i was just
in the middle of a dream ♪ ♪ i was kissing valentino in an i italian stream ♪ ♪ i can't be late because i won't get paid knight. ♪ these are the days that i wish my bed was already made ♪ ♪ it's just another manic monday ♪ ♪ wish it were a sunday ♪ ♪ because that's my fun day ♪ ♪ i don't have to run day ♪ ♪ it's just another manic monday ♪ ♪ >> reporter: give yourselves a big hand. we want to invite you back for the manic monday meltdown in eight weeks. congratulations. >> we hope to see you all this
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adults alike. diabetes. it outpaces heart disease, aids. but baltimore is taking a step to find a cure. it is called step out, the walk to stop diabetes. thousands will come to rash field to raise money to find a cure. 10-year-old ashley gerber will be there with her parents. she has type one diabetes and is proud to be the youth ambassador. >> i like getting the word out to people. it's fun speaking at different events. >> we're so proud of her. she is taking is on head strong and showing people that even though she has diabetes, you can do whatever you want. >> ashley was diagnosed three years ago and there have been ups and downs but she remains active and adjusted well to her diagnosis. she uses a small insulin pump to regulate her condition. it's break throughs like this
that inspire people to walk and raise money. if current trends continue, one in three children born in maryland will develop diabetes in their lifetime. >> over 4 million marylandians are impacted. it's an epidemic. we're bringing awareness to the community and raising money for programs and advocacy. >> to learn more about the walk to stop diabetes, head to our website. there's a link there with all of the information. just look under local news. next up this morning right here on wjz -- >> if congress can't agree on a budget by midnight tonight, parts of the government start shutting down by first thing tomorrow. coming up, why there is still no sign of a deal. >> a spectacular fire under the bay bridge. new video next. >> good morning.
another tough road loss for the ravens. eye lights and reactions to a defeat in buffalo when eyewitness news continues. >> and you're about to head out and you need to take 29 this morning, you will want to listen up. we will have a live picture of an accident causing big delays. let's send it over to tim. >> in for marty bass. details of the forecast in the next five days will be up in the 80s. we will have the forecast in just a few minutes. >> cbs is introducing several comedies this season. tonight is we are men. jerry o'connell is with us this morning. this morning's edition continues right after this. ,,,,,,,,
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>> wjj with don scott, marty bass and traffic control with sharon. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning. and thanks for staying with qjz. it's september 30th, 2013. the last day of the month. i'm gigi barnett, in for don scott. wjz has weather and traffic together. we begin with tim williams and the updated numbers from the
first morning weather. >> good morning, gigi. good morning, everyone. we are definitely ending september on a very mild note. a little above our normal high of 72. we're at 75 today. look for sunny to partly cloudy conditions. 52 tonight. then a run of 80-degree temperatures going into the first few days of the new month. we will have the complete forecast coming up in a few moments. >> let's look at the traffic with sharon. good morning, sharon. >> good morning, everyone. we still have the traffic on 29. look at the jam that you face on 29. 29 southbound. the accident looks like it has just been moved over to the right shoulder. a big delay at 108 in the southbound direction. also an accident still there. we had it there all morning. 97 southbound in the area of 32 at the exit blocking two left lanes. and fire activity still going on in the city, a two alarm building fire. equipment in the road there east cold spring at york road. all lanes blocked. if you're heading out on the
beltway, delays on the west side. 46 is the average. 95 southbound slowing down a bit between the beltway and the tunnel. that is your look on 29 where the accident has been cleared over to the shoulder. that's a look at the west side of the beltway at i-70. we have the stories that people are talking about this morning. here is gigi. >> thank you, sharon. the clock is ticking on capitol hill with republican and democrat lawmakers at an impasse this morning. the nation is hours away from the first government shutdown in 17 years. susan mcguinness reports for wjz from washington? a partial government shutdown begins at midnight unless congress can reach a deal. the senate will likely vote down a plan to shut down the government because it calls for a one-year delay of the president's health care law. house leaders say they will once again try to weaken obamacare. >> there will be a few options to for the senate to look at.
>> reporter: gop members stood in front of the capitol criticizing senate democrats for not working in the hours before the shutdown. >> the senate needs to act. why are they waiting? >> reporter: but democrats say republicans have been stalling for weeks to force the president into a corner and that bringing the debate down to the deadline is part of the plan. >> this was a calculated strategy to drive the country to the cliff and then say, give us what we want, end the affordable care act or we're going to shut down the government. >> reporter: the big sticking point remains, the president's health care law. neither side appears willing to budge and both sides blame each other. >> harry reed has essentially told the house of representatives and american public, go jump in a lake. >> the house republicans have voted to abolish obamacare, not to change it, not come up with any specific change. >> reporter: president obama has called a cabinet meeting today to prepare for a possible
shutdown. >> this weekend, house republicans also passed a bill which would promise to pay the military in the event of a shutdown but the senate likely not take on that today. investigators are at the bay bridge this morning trying to figure out what sparked a huge fire on the westbound span yesterday. this comes as we now see new video showing exactly what happened. wjz and mike shoe are live this morning. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gigi. good morning, everyone. often time when there are problems on the span bridge, it involves cars and trucks that collide. that wasn't the case here. it was something underneath. this video sent to the wjz news room, flames and smoke rising from the westbound span of the bridge at its highest point. it happens around 6:00 sunday afternoon. fire crews quickly put out the flames but westbound lanes remained closed for about two hours while inspectors look at the bridge. once it's deemed safe, cars are allowed to cross.
but the closure backed up traffic for miles in both directions. officials say construction was done on that part of the bridge and they have not released the official cause of the fire. the investigation continues. no one was injured. gigi, back to you. >> thank you, mike. stay with wjz as we continue to follow this developing story. we will bring you more details as they become available. in howard county, a police officer is recovering this morning after a head-on collision. it happened early yesterday morning in columbia. police say officer moon was driving his cruiser on washington boulevard. that's when another car crossed the line and hit the cop car head on. officer moon and the other driver were taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. investigators say alcohol likely played a factor in the crash. a federal court is giving maryland lawmakers until noon today to respond to a lawmaker brought by offensents of the new gun control law.
new gun laws go into effect tomorrow banning assault weapons and requiring customers to be fingerprinting. the governor says that it will keep weapons away from criminal enterprises and mentally ill. but opponents say it violates second amendment rights. gun laws aren't the only thing changing tomorrow. traffic legislation goes into effect. lynn breaks down the new road rule snooze good morning. drivers, listen up. new traffic laws take effect on tuesday with the goal of making maryland roads safer. put down those cell phones. starting october 1st, it's a primary offense while talking on your phone while driving instead of a secondary offense. >> law enforcement can stop a motorist talking on a phone. a police officer will have to have no other reason to stop you. >> reporter: drivers must use a hands-agree device. that's been the law since 2010. >> you have to be careful. it is dangerous. i'm afraid to text and drive. i don't do it.
>> reporter: there's also a new seat belt law. before if you were in the back seat and over 16 years old, you did not have to wear a seat belt. soon everyone in the vehicle has to buckle up. >> i think it is common sense that you should wear a seat belt in the car. do i always wear mine? no. if i got a ticket because i'm in the back seat because i don't have my seat belt on, i may get frustrated. >> reporter: caught talking other on your cell phone while driving, $75 the first time. the seat belt law costs you $50. a pricey lesson but one that will save live. >> s of the 511 fatalities last year on maryland roads, approximately 50% of those were as a result of a distracted driver. >> reporter: by the way, texting while driving is already a primary offense in maryland. >> there is one exception to talking on your cell phone in the car. drivers can still dial 911 in the event of an emergency.
turning to baseball now where the orioles come to a bittersweet end to their season. chris crush davis was named the most valuable player for the season. he set a team record with 53 home runs. although davis left the game early with a sprained wrist, the o's win this 7-6. the birds finish with 85 wins, tied with the yankees for third place in the division. their second straight winning season is not enough to get them into the playoffs. turning to football where the ravens are execking their xs and os this morning after a terrible loss against the bills. five interceptions on their way to their loss. mark explains why. >> reporter: good morning. leading up to the game at buffalo, the ravens spoke of getting their running game in gear. they had ray rice back and hoped to run over the depleted buffalo defense. instead, we saw the worst running performance in ravens history. they ran the ball just nine
times. that's the fewest ever. they leaned heavily on a pass attack that ran into problems with interceptions. into the arms of jim leonard. that was the second interception of the game. more to um can. the bills converted that turnover into a touchdown. jackson runs it into the middle of the ravens defense. they had not allowed a touchdown in two straight games but buffalo ended that streak. they make it close in the second half. touchdown pass to torey smith. he had a big game. 166 receiving yards. down by 3 with a minute to go, looking for a tying field goal but the pass is deflected. picked off. five interceptions. that's the most ever in a game for flacco. 23-20 the final. >> we have to get better. but a lot of that falls on me today. but, yeah, we have young guys and we're going to get better
at all that stuff. and, you know, like i said, a lot of that falls on me today and just throwing the ball to the wrong team. if different. season falls to 2-2. still >> the ravens record for the winless on the road. their next game is on the road when they play the dolphins in miami. coach harbaugh will meet with the media later today. questions to answer after the tough loss to buffalo. >> the ravens looking to get their road win in miami. the ravens taking on the dolphins at 1:00 p.m. see the action right here on wjz. i figured it out. >> what's that? >> we broke the rules yesterday bringing out ducky. >> yeah. we have that duck -- >> he can take the blame. >> you have to keep your super estimations supertitions in place. >> not bringing him out on a
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>> i'm justin. i'm michelle. >> we're from pasadena, maryland. good morning, wjz. >> good morning, pasadena. looking at a nice start in pasadena and all points around the metro area. 48 in cumberland. 50 down on the shore. near 60 in annapolis. we are at 52 in westminster and 48 in bel-air. winds calm around much of the state. west flow around much of the area. it will bring in drier air, shifting from the northeast wind that we have had bringing in moisture off of the coastline. we're now going to see basically a bit of a shift. and that shift will bring a warmup. our temperatures, normal high
is 72 degrees. we had a front moving through here. clouds associated with it. it came through dry. it's still pushing across the state. it is not bringing us any rain. so the front is only going to drop the temperatures into the 70s for today. we have been in the 70s really. now that high pressure is sinking down to the south, the clockwise flow around it is tapping into warmer air the rest of the week. that that means for us, the southerly flow will kick the temperatures up today. down to 52 tonight. look at this, 80 degrees for the first day of october. 86 on wednesday. 84, 81 and 80 heading into next weekend. >> let's take a look at the rush hour this morning with sharon in the traffic control. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. good news. that accident on 29 that we have been telling you about at 108 is gone. we still have the one that we
have had all morning at the exit blocking two left lanes. and activity there in the city on york road at east cold spring. all lanes blocked there. speeds slow on the west side. 40 is the average on the west side of the loop. that's a look at the west side of the beltway. plenty of brake lights. we are moving bert as i mentioned at 29 and 108. brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you ever dream of all the places that you would like to go? toyota is ready to take you there. right now is a great time to find a great deal on a toyota. >> ready to coffee with? >> yes. >> morning it's with jerry o'connell. and the satellite interview is furnished by cbs. >> good morning. huge round of applause. for the next five minutes, we're going to smooze and be guys and chill out. how is it going today, men?
>> it's going great. >> well. >> this show really intrigues me. and take this question i'm about to lay out as one of i'm wanting to know as opposed to an editorial comment. >> okay. >> are we here to make men look stupid? i'm tired of tv shows that make men look stupid? >> i'm not sure that they look really smart in our show. >> i was going to say no. and then if we can editorialize, i would say that we're here to make us laugh at ourselves. they're not stupid guys, which i like. they're not brilliant. they're not rocket scientists. right? >> my character is definitely not a rocket scientist. >> thankfully not dumb. there's a lot of heart. >> here is where i'm going. you can watch commercials for the past ten years or so, it's been beat up the guy. we're so stupid we don't know how to rent a car or this or
that and we had to be saved from ourselves by the lady standing next to us. i'm tired of that procedure trayal. tray-- portrayal. but you're saying it's just guys. >> yeah. it's just guys. each of us has a strong suit. for example, i think the comedy that you're talking about, we take it a step further. i have a trashy apartment, eats beef jerky and can't cook. this guy cooks gourmet meals. i have to cook for a woman and he teaches me how to do that. instead of going for the obvious joke, they explore how somebody who cooks marvelous meals can teach an i idiot like
me. >> i'm like gordon ramsey but i'm wearing a speedo by the pool. >> i bet a bunch of guys have had to do that. you don't know how to entertain. here is what you're going to do. >> ask your buddies in times like this. >> they're about four guys going through a divorce. it's eye motionally the lowest point in their lives and how they sort of help each other out during this difficult time. >> you can't go to the self- help section of the bookstore in these situations. you're going to call your buddies. the show is mostly about friendship than anything else. >> that is cool. let me ask you this. how much truth is in the show? i'm thinking of the man show. do you remember that show? there were blunt truings that maybe the women did not want to hear. do we deal with blunt truths in we are men? >> yeah. >> i mean, our boss who created
the show, rob greenberg he comes from how i met your mother. he was divorced. he moved into one of these temporary furnished housing complexes and he was emotionally distraught after a divorce. and he met a group of other men who were also emotionally distraught going through or just going through a divorce and they were a support group for each other. that's how he came up with the idea of we are men. >> yes, truth. scary truth. >> listen -- >> hopefully there is comedy in that. >> we have about 50 seconds before they slam this window shut. it's another single camera show. we had robin williams on yesterday. the office, picturing how that was shot in your mind. i heard a previous interview and they said that it gives you latitude of things that you can do it.
>> yeah. i drown in one of the episodes. we actually shoot in the pool behind us. there's a lot of comedy to seeing a guy going through this instead of having to go through it in front of a live audience. so you can develop funny subtle moments with your cast members that you don't get to do otherwise much that's been super fun. >> cbs is obviously the best at putting on comedies and films in front of a live audience. this is a departure for them. we hope people will respond to it positively. >> we are men tonight right here on 13. check it out. we're coming back with more of the eyewitness news morning edition. ,,,,,,,,,,
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>> now updated weather and traffic together. first we start with tim. >> good morning. we're looking at 75 degrees today. sunny to part low cloudy. overnight lows down to 52. tomorrow, 80 degrees. now for a check of the roads, sending it to sharon with the traffic controls. >> good morning, everyone. a new accident on belair road. otherwise we still have that one 97 southbound at 32. and the fire activity in the city, that one on york road still blocking all lanes. speeds slow on the west side of the beltway in the upper 30s. 50 is the average speed on the top side of the loop. that's a live look at 29 at 108
where we have the earlier accident. that is now gone. that is a look at the west side where we can still see brake lights at i-70. this is brought to you by mummies of the world. back over to you. >> thanks, sharon. the bay bridge is back open this morning hours after firefighters battled a big blaze. construction material under the deck caught fire yesterday. fire crews quickly put out the flames but be lanes remained closed for almost two hours while inspectors looked at the bridge. the cause of the fire has not been released. no one was injured according to reports. and stay with wjz13, maryland's news station. complete news, weather and traffic are still ahead, including the government shutdown, the clock is ticks as