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good morning, america. breaking right now, double trouble. dangerous flooding threatens the northeast. torrential downpours already slamming the south. roads inundated. cars stranded. and a big, new tropical storm named joaquin could strike the east coast. breaking overnight, close call, a passenger jet forced to make an emergency landing minutes after taking off. >> we do have a technical issue here. we've lost our hydraulics system. >> the brakes sparking a fire. dozens of fire trucks on the tarmac putting out the flames. the investigation into what caused the near air disaster. >> "furious" lawsuit, the daughter of paul walker suing porsche, blaming the company for the fiery wreck that killed her father, calling the sports car a death trap. why she believes he could have survived. ♪
and power play. the new way to hit the powerball jackpot without leaving your couch. are you just $2, a dream, and a swipe away from that $300 million golden ticket? and saying good-bye to all those bills. >> we do say good morning, america. on this tuesday morning. you know what they say, there's an app for that. even for this. and we'll discuss that ahead. >> that one could be dangerous. big jackpot tomorrow night. we begin with this one-two weather punch. ginger, we're already seeing dangerous floods. and overnight, this tropical storm forming. >> right. so we've got to separate entities that we're watching. you can see the tropical storm way out in the atlantic here. then it's the tropical moisture that's been affecting florida and you could see some of the video, what it's done, close to a foot of rain from navarre to destin. just very strong, training thunderstorms coming on up. and that tropical moisture will transport to the north. flood watches from asheville,
north carolina, all the way to rockland, maine. notice how those watches are more inland. there's a reason for that. the cold front will meet that tropical moisture and see from 3 to 4 inches right through the appalachians, interior new england, some of the heaviest rain. yes, we could see flash flooding. and the timing mostly tomorrow morning, so that's going to be the rough part. then we watch joaquin and here's what i want to do. joaquin, very uncertain after 48 hours. so the next 48 hours, we know that it's meandering west-southwest and should turn north. this part we are watching but it is something we'll have to look for by sunday into monday, this is so far out i don't want to get too, too excited yet. you can definitely worry about tomorrow morning. okay? >> we will, ginger, thank you. in the meantime, to that emergency landing overnight. a flight from new york to ireland forced to turn around minutes after taking off. problems with the landing gear sparking a fire in the brakes. abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin.
it was an important system on the 757 that started leaking. and the pilots knew that that landing was not going to be normal. soon after its sunset takeoff from jfk to ireland, the aer lingus crew knew something was wrong. >> we do have a technical issue here. we've lost our hydraulic system. >> reporter: a leak. that meant the pilots didn't have full control over the wing flaps, and landing doors, so the return to jfk with 115 on board would be hot, faster than normal. when they touched down, trouble. >> rescue 1 we have a confirmed fire. >> it just looked like a sci-fi movie. >> reporter: the brakes heated up and the pilot believes the fluid ignited. >> both of your main gears are smoking at this time. >> reporter: the waiting fire trucks immediately doused the brakes and helped passengers onto buses. >> he said this was something that they practice every six months in a simulator. but this was the first time that he had ever done this in real -- in a real situation. >> reporter: and that pilot is getting a lot of praise from
those passengers. they thought it was a little bumpy landing but thought he did a great job. the faa is investigating why that hydraulic system on a 757 started leaking. >> i bet they are. okay, david, thanks very much. now to that tense showdown between president obama and russian president vladimir putin. they faced off at the united nations over syria, how best to fight isis. and jon karl here with more on that. and jon, terrorism on the agenda again this morning. >> yes. the president is convening a meeting. but this meeting comes after a series of setbacks. not just in syria and iraq, but now in afghanistan, too. where u.s.-backed forces are reeling from one of the biggest setbacks since the start of the afghan war. overnight, u.s. forces struck back after the taliban scored one of their biggest victories yet, capturing a major afghan city, the provincial capital of kunduz. the setback in afghanistan comes as world leaders are convening at the u.n., a session dominated
by the crisis in syria. the crisis there bringing president obama and vladimir putin together for their first formal meeting in two years. after an icy stare and awkward toast, the two leaders met privately for 90 minutes. tension especially high because putin, who likes to play tough guy and literally flex his muscles back home, is making a move in syria, sending military support for syrian dictator bashar al assad who obama says must go. >> when a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. it breeds human suffering on an order of magnitude that affects us all. >> reporter: when it was putin's turn, he answered by saying assad is doing more to fight isis in syria than the united states. we should acknowledge, putin said, no one but president assad's armed forces and kurdish militia are truly fighting terrorists in syria. the president said he is willing to work with any nation, including russia and even iran,
to solve the conflict in syria and defeat isis. both russia and iran oppose isis, but they also support assad, who is responsible for more of the bloodshed in syria than even isis. >> and speaking of iran. in the wake of that nuclear deal, some history yesterday. >> yes, there was a handshake, the iranian press is reporting, between president obama and iran's foreign minister. this would be the first handshake between the top diplomat in iran and a president of the united states since our embassy was taken hostage in 1979. >> a long time coming. okay, jon karl, thanks very much. all right, george, staying with politics now. the race for president. "your voice, your vote." donald trump unveiling his tax plan and escalating his war of words with senator marco rubio. abc's tom llamas is following the campaigns and joins us this morning. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. donald trump says wall street bigwigs are going to hate parts of this plan. but when you take a close look, everyone gets a break somehow. >> the economy is what i do well. >> reporter: and donald trump
believes he can recharge the economy by cutting taxes and making sure more than half of taxpayers don't pay income tax. trump's new tax program calling for people making up to $25,000 or couples making up to $50,000 to pay no income tax at all. an across-the-board corporate tax rate of 15%. and eliminating deductions and loopholes available to the rich. >> in other words, it's going to cost me a fortune. >> reporter: but anti-tax conservatives like the plan because everyone gets a tax cut, even billionaires because they'll pay a lower rate. >> even though they won't be getting certain deductions which aren't fair for them to be getting, that they'll end up doing better. >> reporter: later trump switching from finances to faith meeting with pastors and rabbis from around the country. some later pouring out of trump tower wearing campaign caps after meeting and praying with the republican front-runner. trump even bringing some to his flock. >> he wasn't trying to pander to us in order to gain our support. he was speaking to us as one of us.
>> he held the bible up. i believe that he's a christian. and i'm sold on it. >> reporter: still not sold on the trump campaign? senator marco rubio, describing it this way in a radio interview. >> i'm not interested in the back and forth to be a member or a part of his freak show. >> reporter: i asked trump about this. this morning, senator rubio described your campaign as a freak show. you take a lot of pride in your campaign. >> look, look, senator rubio is a lightweight. we understand that. he wouldn't be able to do this. he wouldn't know a trade deal from any other deal. >> reporter: now on the democratic side an interesting turn as we approach the first democratic debate. cnn will allow vice president joe biden up to the day of the debate to announce his candidacy. if he wants to participate. guys, the clock is ticking and everybody is watching and waiting. >> they want that excitement. >> didn't he say at one point he'd make his mind up by the summer. that's passed and now -- >> now he's got till the debate. >> stretching out the time line. okay, guys, thanks. big news from mars. nasa discovers that water has been flowing on the surface
calling the news tremendously exciting. the best evidence ever of possible life on the red planet. abc's gio benitez here with the story. good morning, gio. this could also jump-start efforts to send astronauts to mars. >> reporter: that's right. that could be just years away. this is huge news because for the first time, it suggests that if there ever was life on mars, theoretically life could still be there right now. this morning, what is next after we learn this? >> liquid water has been found on mars. >> reporter: yes, see those streaks of dark colors? that, scientists say, is surface water. a salty, briny water that could or may support life. scientists wanted to know more. >> it tells us that mars is a really interesting earth-like place. water is one of the things that, of course, is a necessary condition for life as we know it. >> reporter: these researchers are already working on the next mission to mars set to launch in five years. the new rover. it will dig and drill to help answer the questions of whether
mars has or can support life. water on mars means any future human flight would not have to carry all its water, oxygen, or rocket fuel. astronauts might be able to break down water into those useful elements. another step on the voyage to mars, scott kelly's one-year mission on the space station is teaching us about the long-term effects of space on humans. >> let's get in there and get this started. so, i'm ready to go. >> reporter: as are groups like hawaii's high seas practice missions to mars. on earth, isolating themselves in a dome for a whole year, hoping that practice makes perfect when the opportunity finally presents itself. all aimed at getting us to the red planet, which, this morning, we know has water. and that is why now scientists at nasa say they may send a spacecraft to those regions in the 2020s. clearly they are very, very excited about this major development on mars, robin. >> they certainly are, gio, thank you. >> gio sounds excited about it too. >> i know. >> i am.
i am. >> and rightfully so. >> let's do the show from mars, huh? >> there you go, gio. our correspondent on mars. now to former prison worker, joyce mitchell, sentenced to the maximum seven years for helping those two convicted killers escape. mitchell broke down in court apologizing for her role in the escape. and abc's linzie janis was right there in plattsburgh, new york. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning. we just learned that joyce mitchell left the clinton county jail behind me this morning. she's being handed over to the department of corrections, her former employer, and she's headed to one of their facilities. >> please allow me to start by saying how sorry i am. >> reporter: joyce mitchell sobbing and asking for forgiveness as she's sentenced to up to seven years behind bars. >> i realize i need to be responsible for my actions, but i am hoping you will have mercy. >> reporter: even though the former prison seamstress agreed
to the punishment as part of a plea deal, she begged for leniency. >> i would wear an ankle bracelet at county jail for the rest of my life if i could just go home to my family. >> reporter: lyle mitchell in court visibly shaken, too. mrs. mitchell claiming she helped richard matt and david sweat escape because she feared if she didn't, they'd kill her husband. but the judge setting her straight. >> while you express remorse for the harm you caused the community, you also stated that you believed the negotiated sentence is too harsh. i can assure you, you have nothing to complain about. >> reporter: mitchell pleaded guilty to providing matt and sweat with tools, including hacksaw blades smuggled inside hamburger meat. the district attorney asking the judge to make mitchell pay up to $120,000 in restitution to the state. the cost, he said, of repairing the holes cut by the inmates in their cell walls.
the judge is going to rule on that restitution request in november. no word on what type of prison mitchell is headed to right now. and whether the conditions will be anything like the maximum security prison conditions she helped matt and sweat break out of. robin, she could be out of prison in just two years. for a lot of people here that is not enough time. >> i'm sure and it was quite a scene in the courtroom yesterday. all right. thank you. now amy with the other top stories this morning. good morning, amy. >> good morning, robin. and we begin with with the daredevil who became famous during his appearances on mtv. he has been killed in a skydiving accident. 39-year-old erik roner died after he hit a tree while trying to land for the opening ceremony of a golf event in california. roner was part of the hit show "nitro circus." he leaves behind a wife and two children. and new details this morning about volkswagen's plan to address the emissions scandal affecting 11 million vehicles. reuters says the company's new ceo has briefed top managers on a huge recall.
saying customers will be notified in the next few days. regulators have given volkswagen until october 7th to come up with a fix. and a massive recall triggered by faulty air bags may soon get even bigger. seven more companies including volkswagen and mercedes are now being asked to about the models of takata inflaters in their cars. the inflaters, which can explode and throw out shrapnel, were blamed for eight deaths. former house speaker dennis hastert is looking to make a deal. lawyers say he's in negotiations to plead guilty to breaking federal banking laws. that deal would prevent an embarrassing public trial. reports say the former high school wrestling coach was going to pay millions to a former student to conceal sexual misconduct. and a wild, high-speed pursuit near oklahoma city. a car hitting more than 120 miles an hour, driving off the edge of the highway. look at that. flipping over eventually and crashing. the driver then tried to run but
did not get far. police say it all started when they tried to ticket her for going 100 in a 45. and a narrow escape on a manhattan sidewalk. a 40-ton drilling rig toppled over near a construction site. this part crashing on a police van. you can see one woman there running to avoid being hit by it. thankfully, amazingly no one was injured. the washington nationals have suspended jonathan papelbon for four games after this, he started a dugout brawl with teammate bryce harper. whoo. he also accepted a suspension for a separate incident, ending his season. and finally, a long overdue installment of the dumb criminal file. note to criminals there are cameras everywhere. watch this guy take a huge drill off the wall. he has no intention of paying for it, so why not stick it where the sun don't shine. down his pants. >> oh, my. >> he tries to cover it up with his shirt. and it works initially. he makes it out of the store without anyone noticing. except there are cameras
everywhere. thus we're watching it. so when the store checked its surveillance video, police posted a video online, and he was arrested the next day. >> it's been awhile. we haven't had one in awhile. worth the wait. >> it looks so natural. >> there is a joke there. >> i am trying to go past that. i'm trying to -- >> i just don't think the camera is the only problem there. thank you, amy. brand-new way to buy powerball tickets just in time for tomorrow's huge jackpot. that story in 30 seconds. tory in 30 seconds.
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angela in iowa. she said, brr, it's already so cold. all right. let's get your local forecast good morning. i'm eric thomas. a correctional deputy at the jail found a male inmate passed out in his cell at 10:30 yesterday morning in santa clara county in san jose. a deputy gave him cpr until medics could arrive but couldn't resuscitate him. the name and cause of death have not been released. at the same jail tlehree months ago deputies were found to have killed another inmate. and the berkeley library's north branch will open after a bedbug infestation. crews finished treating the building yesterday and they will reopen at 10:00.
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coming up at 7:28 a.m. temperatures in the 60s in oakland. 59 in san francisco. 60 in san jose. 59 cool degrees in napa. concord at 58 degrees. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast, today, partly cloudy out there. tomorrow we'll track a light shower in the evening that could continue into thursday morning. otherwise friday is sunny and a quick bump in our temperatures. eric? drew, thanks a lot. coming up on "good morning america," the brave woman who survived an alligator at
i like that. all right. million-dollar quarter mile. >> all right then. >> you only live once. let's do it. >> that's the late actor paul walker in "fast & furious." very popular series, as you know, that helped make him a superstar as we say good morning, america. he's back in the headlines this morning. his daughter filing that wrongful death lawsuit against porsche. >> and we'll have a lot more on that ahead. here are some other stories we're following right now. two storms about to hit the northeast. torrential downpours hit the south. and tropical storm joaquin heads towards the coast. and president obama meets with cuban leader raul castro at the
u.n. this morning. this is his first time at the annual meeting. also this morning, a facebook crash sending the internet into a panic. jesse is here in our social square with more. >> yeah, that's right, guys. the internet giving a big thumbs down. when facebook mysteriously went down on monday. so what happened? that's coming up in our "speed feed" just ahead. george? >> that is coming up. we begin with the daughter of late actor paul walker filing a wrongful death lawsuit against porsche. she blames the carmaker for the "fast & furious" star's death, claiming it didn't have key features. david wright with more. >> reporter: "fast & furious" is all about speed and danger. this fatal crash made it all too real. paul walker's daughter said he didn't just die in the crash, he suffered and she's blaming porsche. he was the blond-haired, blue-eyed adonis known for never being too fast or too furious. in 2013, 40-year-old paul walker's life came to an untimely end in this fiery car crash.
>> we have confirmed two doas. >> reporter: now this morning, walker's 16-year-old daughter is suing porsche, claiming that the german automaker took several safety short cuts, which results in her father being trapped alive in the passenger seat for more than a minute as his car erupted into flames. >> paul walker and his daughter were extremely close. this death was particularly tough on his daughter meadow. >> it's been a while since i've been behind the wheel of one of these. >> reporter: the lawsuit also alleges that the seat belt snapped walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis, trapping the actor in his seat. investigators determined that speed killed the 40-year-old actor, riding in the passenger seat as his friend, roger rodas, lost control while driving between 80 and 93 miles per hour. but the lawsuit disputes that claiming that the car wasn't going more than 71 miles an hour when it careened into a power pole. and that walker might have
survived the crash if it weren't for alleged defects with the porsche carrera gt. the suit alleges that the carrera gt had a history of instability and control issues, ones the suit contends porsche was aware of. meadow walker's attorney tells abc news overnight the bottom line is that the porsche carrera gt is a dangerous car, it doesn't belong on the street. and we shouldn't be without paul walker or his friend, roger rodas. attorney mark geragos is representing roger rodas' family in a similar lawsuit filed last year against porsche. >> this was not roger's fault. this was porsche's fault and, they put a ticking time bomb on the road, and the bomb exploded. >> today officials with porsche say they can't comment on the specifics but are sad whenever any porsche -- anyone in a porsche is hurt and the company insisted that authorities determined two years ago that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed, basically too fast and too furious, robin. >> okay, david, thank you. to a florida woman who survived an encounter with an
alligator that bit off her arm. she's speaking out this morning about her terrifying ordeal. and abc's linsey davis is here with that story. good morning. >> good morning. through the whole ordeal rachel lilienthal never lost consciousness and first thought her arm was broken. then thought the alligator would let it go. but later watched that alligator swim away with her arm. >> there's a lady that just got attacked by an alligator. >> reporter: this morning the survivor of an alligator encounter details the horrifying attack. >> i didn't realize it was a gator until i touched its head. it felt like a reptile. you know, it was certainly a big reptile on my arm. and it was clamped, and it was not letting go. >> reporter: 37-year-old rachel lilienthal was swimming in waist-deep water this august when the alligator clamped down -- on her arm.
>> once i realized that my arm was in the gator's mouth, it wasn't letting go, i said a quick prayer. it rolled me around and at that point i realized, okay, you're not getting out of this and i needed to call for help. >> reporter: nearby couples in canoes coming to her rescue. one of them beating the gator with a paddle. >> i kept trying to go at it while it was on her abdomen and she tried to grab on the kayak with her right arm. but there with us no arm there. >> reporter: the gator taking her arm and part of her bathing suit, seen in this photo taken by another boater, shredded and dangling from the gator's teeth. >> is she in the water? >> she's still in the water. we're trying to get her into the canoe. >> reporter: lilienthal calls that brave couple who stepped in her heroes, crediting them with saving her life. >> i am so eternally grateful to both christa and casey. they were so brave. they didn't consider their own safety. they just saw someone in need and they rushed to assist. >> reporter: lilienthal says it's really hard not to see some kind of divine intervention in a
moment like this. she says she finds peace in being grateful and that this will not keep her from swimming. she says it's good the alligator actually attacked her because she's a strong swimmer and a former lifeguard. >> wow, what an attitude. >> thinking of others. >> right. her resilience is amazing. coming up a high school football star's unexpected death raising new concerns about risks on the field. dr. besser is here with more on that. >> that's right, robin. it's not just concussions. there are other hidden dangers your kids could be facing. what you need to know coming up next. my best friend" plays) ♪ ooh... you make me live, ♪ whatever this world... at petsmart, we know that pet adoption changes lives. that's why petsmart charities helps save more than a thousand homeless pets every day! join us! no matter where you adopt, come to petsmart for a free adoption kit with over $400 in coupons. ♪ i really love you it's our gift to you for providing the greatest gift of all. ♪ you're my best friend!
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7:40. back now with a serious look at the dangers of football and it's not just about concussions. the death of that high school quarterback in new jersey is putting a new spotlight on internal organ injuries, something few parents know about. abc's dr. richard besser is here now with the story. good morning, rich. >> good morning, lara. you know, parent who is are worried about the dangers of
concussions and spinal injuries in high school football have a new worry this morning. the autopsy of this young high school player from new jersey moves the focus to another risk so unusual that few knew it was possible. and parents of 1.1 million high school football players are wondering could this happen to my child? it's a rare risk on the football field. a hard hit, not just stopping the play, but stopping a life, because of an injury to an internal organ. star quarterback evan murray took at least two hard body blows in a football game this past weekend but walked off, even gave a thumb's up. but an autopsy report reveals the 17-year-old died of an abdominal hemorrhage, caused by a lacerated spleen. the spleen helps filter blood and is usually protected by the rib cage but if the spleen is enlarged usually by an infection, it can drop below the protective bone making it more vulnerable to impact. >> the internal organs, your lungs, your heart, your spleen,
your abdominal contents, i mean, everything is potentially exposed when you're participating in a sport. >> reporter: a severe blow can start internal bleeding and by the time doctors realized the spleen is ruptured it can be too late. it was for evan. there was no way to know he was playing with an enlarged spleen and, of course, no way to eliminate risk in contact sports. >> you can't imagine or project every single scenario, but it's safe to say that the occurrences of significant traumatic injuries to the internal organs are relatively rare. >> in evan murray's case, was don't know what caused his enlarged spleen. the most frequent cause of an enlarged spleen in teens is a common infection, infectious mononucleosis or mono and recommends teens who have mono avoid all contact sports until they're fully recovered to avoid the risk of rupturing the spleen. >> all right, rich. thank you. you have more on a story you brought us last week. >> that's right, lara.
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♪ i can't live [ laughter ] ♪ if living is without you well, millions of people learning to live without facebook. the site going down briefly, really, guys, for the third time in a month. leaving users looking for something else to do. neal karlinsky has that in our "speed feed." >> reporter: it was the crash heard round the internet.
not the stock market, though that was a downer. no, facebook, the lifeblood of our short attention span selfie obsessed culture actually went down for a time and even though it didn't last long people seemed desperate to be heard venting on that other channel, twitter, by the thousands. blood moon last night, facebook down today, it really is the end of days. just spent some time with my family while facebook down. they seem to be nice people. and, of course, the ever helpful, hey, facebook, have you tried turning it off and on again? >> companies like facebook has systems, protocols, you know, checklists in place to make sure that things don't go wrong. but it's still possible that things can slip through the cracks. >> reporter: what could society possibly miss in a few minutes without facebook? plenty. every 60 seconds 293,000 statuses are updated. 136,000 photos uploaded. and an estimated 300 million new photos every single day by facebook's massive 968 million active daily users. and this was the third outage in
a month, unprecedented. facebook issued a status update of its own through good old-fashioned e-mail. we apologize to those who have been inconvenienced. of course, it's all back to normal now. the outage didn't last long and no one was hurt. >> facebook needs things to work together. and if you have one thing slightly off, that could lead to a big outage. >> reporter: but still, did you know lauren got married? max had a birthday. oh, and they found water on mars. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, san jose, california. >> 968 million people. we sure no one was hurt? >> exactly. good job with that, neal. as we saw, jesse, social media had a field day with this. >> yeah, the world was coming to an end last night, obviously. and facebook down has been trending all morning. and ironically trending on facebook. and there have been some great gifs on twitter. here's how george costanza passed the time when he couldn't
surf the site. you have to stay home. you can't leave the house and then there's this meme about what so many people faced when facebook went down during office hour, people actually had to work at their jobs. they had to earn their own paycheck. >> oh, the horror. the horror. >> where is the humanity, people? and then, of course, after office hours this tweet says that in nine months, there are going to be so many facebook down babies. robin -- >> how long was it down for? >> it was minutes. >> like a few minutes. >> i have to admit -- >> it only takes a minute. >> that's all it takes. >> i refreshed my feed, like, five times. i did. i got caught in it. i kept refreshing. >> that's where i drop the mike. when we come back, a parenting alert about those big tvs in your home. well, you don't have facebook, so watch tv. yeah.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. hayden panettiere's surprising revelation. opening up for the first time about her experience with postpartum depression. her message for other mothers. "dancing" star kim zolciak speaking out about her serious health battle. >> it's the scariest thing i've ever been through in my whole life. >> dramatic details about the frightening ordeal that forced her off "dancing with the stars." and new overnight, the hazard in your home that's right in front of you. the danger zone in your living room. new warnings about those big tvs. ♪ now i am invincible and "better." this morning, our dear amy shares her fight and her recovery. >> trust me, it will get better. >> her beautiful new book and her message of hope this morning as we say --
>> good morning, america. good morning, america. good morning, cindy crawford, looking stunning this morning. she has a brand-new book out, as well, along with amy, all about her life and career. can't wait to hear more about that. >> and we will. also this morning we are busting fit myths. is this runner you're about to see working out as hard as she thinks she is? if you aren't working out hard enough, you're not burning enough calories to lose weight. we've got a simple test, a simple test to help you tell. and we say this because we know there are people who watch us every morning on the treadmill, on the bike, in the gym. we're going to help them out. >> you can watch while you're on the treadmill. want to go to amy. amy, congratulations. now, bring us the morning rundown. >> thank you, everybody. our big story this morning, the president of planned parenthood appearing before congress today to answer questions about those highly controversial undercover videos. in remarks prepared for her
appearance, cecile richards says she is proud her organization is providing fetal tissue to researchers. she denounces the anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded videos have raised questions about that practice. she's calling the activists fraudulent and unethical. well, now to those high-stakes talks at the united nations. both sides are describing the first meeting between president obama and russian president putin in two years as constructive. the two leaders exchanged awkward formalities then delivered dueling speeches before speaking privately for 90 minutes. they remain, however, at odds over syria and isis. meanwhile, president obama shook hands with iran's foreign minister at the u.n. this is the first face-to-face contact and handshake between a u.s. president and iran's top diplomat since 1979. in the race for president, donald trump is defending his new tax plan. it includes no income taxes for people making up to $25,000 and
an across-the-board corporate tax rate of 15%. trump's rival, senator marco rubio, calling the trump campaign a freak show. trump calling rubio a lightweight. now to a sobering case of art imitating life. a young hollywood star is revealing that she has something in common with her on screen character, a struggle with postpartum depression. abc's kayna whitworth is back with that story this morning. [ sobbing ] >> reporter: postpartum depression, it's a problem many new mothers face. >> and, no, i don't have that postpartum whatever the hell you call it. >> reporter: and for actress hayden panettiere her tv role suddenly reflected her real life. >> you want me to bond with the baby, then give her to me. she wept through that, which was something that i can very much relate to. >> reporter: on monday's "live with kelly & michael," panettiere revealing that she too, has struggled with po
postpartum depression. >> you don't realize what broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. >> reporter: opening up for the first time about her experience since giving birth in december of 2014. >> it's really painful, and it's really scary. >> reporter: each year about 600,000 moms in the u.s. are diagnosed with a form of depression. >> there's a lot of people out there who think that it's not real. >> hayden! >> hayden! >> reporter: but panettiere saying her struggle gave her new strength, wisdom she hopes to impart on other new moms. >> women need a lot of support. we do something -- women are amazing. we do something that no -- no man can do on this planet. i mean, we grow a human being in our bodies. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to kayna for that. and a warning to parents now about a growing danger in the home. those big-screen tvs that can fall on small children. a new study finds, wow, an increasing number of children are suffering severe head and neck injuries because of toppling tvs. nearly 400,000 injuries have now been reported.
and finally, the so-called mail-eating monkey has been caught in florida. when i say mail, i mean the kind that's delivered into a mailbox. yes. zeek, the pet monkey, got loose and ran wild, chewing on the mail. and then washing it down with a bottled water while resting on the curb. ready to go again, zeek monkeyed around on a street sign, climbed on a police car, ripped out some molding in that police car. they couldn't catch him but zeek peacefully surrendered when his owner finally came home. police on the scene said, and this is a direct quote, this is a case of a monkey being a monkey. >> as long as he was trained only to eat the bills. >> exactly. >> that would be good. >> a monkey ate my bill. >> yeah. >> thank you, amy. a lot more ahead this morning. so many of us depend on our phones, but are they keeping us from connecting with the important people in our lives? dr. besser with some great advice. and we're busting fit myths. the one quick and easy test that could help you determine just how hard you're actually working out.
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♪ the story of my life welcome back to "gma." time now for the "heat index" and this morning's hot button. letting go of the phone, learning to talk again. a recent study finds 82% of adults know using their phone in social situations hurts their ability to have face-to-face conversations. it's a problem highlighted in an article that went viral in "the new york times" and dr. besser has more as part of our screentervention series. >> reporter: our technology keeps us constantly connected and plugged in. >> hey, jake, you want to pass the salt, please. >> reporter: but it also has a downside. take this youtube parody, pass the salt, viewed over 13 million times. revealing dinnertime forever changed. >> dad? >> sorry. must have been a little distracted. >> before we had our phones, conversation was the way in which we satisfied our need for stimulation.
and now, we e have so many other ways to be stimulated that we sort of forget what conversation offers. >> reporter: in a recent "new york times" article and in her book "reclaiming conversation, the power of talk in a digital age," m.i.t. professor sherry turkle says that our dependence on technology has dialed down human contact. >> face-to-face conversation, conversation where you make eye contact, conversation where you are giving your full attention to someone else lays the groundwork for empathy. >> reporter: but 78% of people say using their phones in a group setting is a way to share, not to disengage. >> a lot of times, you know, i'll bring up a picture of my family for my friends who haven't met my family. or i'll bring up something i saw on instagram that i thought was really, really funny. a lot of times it just ends up adding to the conversation rather than taking away from it. >> reporter: and yet professor turkle says being constantly plugged in ultimately makes it harder for people to think for
themselves. >> we think we're doing ourselves a favor by sort of always being able to distract ourselves. but actually, we're working against our best interests. for knowing who we are and really developing our own identity. >> and rich joins us right now. and i was struck -- not only does it make it harder for us to think for ourselves. but this article says it may prevent our kids from developing empathy? >> that's what struck me most. surveys are done and they're finding college students are 40% less empathetic now than they were decades ago, before there was this connection. and that's really worrisome when you think of what kind of a world are we making if people don't have empathy? >> what role are parents playing in this? >> i think an important role. you know, when we're with our kids, how often are we there but we're not fully with them. i think about times i've taken my son to citi field to a baseball game and in between pitches or innings i'm checking my device. we're not just there in the moment. >> and letting that silence
build and letting things develop. >> exactly because it's in those silences that you can learn so much but we have become not comfortable with just downtime, with just letting it develop. >> so what should we do about this? what can we do about this? >> well, i think there are a few exercises that people can try. and there are three, so the first one is try going for a walk with somebody, okay, with no electronic devices on you. >> keep it home. >> keep it home. if it's on your person, you're going to be thinking about it. you're going to be feeling the vibration. >> that's one thing, even if it's in your pocket, it's there. >> it changes the interaction. because you're thinking, okay, there's a break here. is it okay, can i reach for the device? i'm not really in this moment enjoying it with that person. try ten minutes and see how you feel. the second activity is at home create a sacred space. and i think a great place is the dinner table. >> yeah, no phones at the dinner table. >> no phones out, no phones again not on their person. my son occasionally has it in his pocket and i can kind of hear that vibrating sound. it means you're not fully in that moment. and the third, try some solitude and i do this on the weekend, i go for a long bike ride with no
electronics. but see what it feels like to just be alone with yourself. with your thoughts, being in the moment, being aware. looking at what's around you. and these are skills that will take time. but i bet many people will be uncomfortable when they first try it. but over time, it's those silences that are important and build that ability to communicate. >> you would think it shouldn't be that hard but that is good advice right there. and in a "gma" flash poll we asked could you go tech-free for a day? actually 83% of you said yes. 17% said no. lara? >> thank you, george. >> can i say something? >> yes, please. >> remember when i showed the picture when the pope was here and there was this great picture of all these people with their phones out like this. one older woman didn't have her device and she was just looking at the pope and such contentment just taking it in. and it was so startling to see the difference, this woman without a device and everybody else who is trying to -- not even seeing the pope. >> life is passing them by. >> it was really good, rich. >> rich, thank you so much. really good. next up on our "gma heat index," the latest on kim zolciak.
back on "dancing" last night after last week's mini stroke but not in the ballroom and learning her fate on the show. and rachel smith has our story. >> this is a very unusual circumstance. >> reporter: a tense evening in the ballroom. all eyes on kim zolciak-biermann waiting to see if she would return to the dance floor. >> i had a blood clot which caused a mini stroke, a t.i.a. and then i ended up being in the hospital for three days. so i have not had time to even think about dancing. it's the scariest thing i've ever been through in my whole life. >> reporter: partner tony dovolani standing by her through the whole frightening ordeal. >> i'm extremely worried because a stroke is nothing to mess around with. i don't want to risk her life over a dance. >> reporter: and then devastation on the dance floor. >> the rules state in the instance of illness or other health-related matters affecting a participant's ability to participate in the game, they must withdraw. >> reporter: the reality star appearing during the broadcast remotely via skype from atlanta.
>> i feel really great. i don't know if you know, but i rehearsed on saturday and then my doctor told me yesterday that it's just too soon to fly, so i'm really sad. >> reporter: tony still performing their dance. >> i just wish her well and the family comes first, health comes first. just remember that. >> reporter: kim still fighting to remain in the competition posting this instagram video showing her rehearsing with tony. ♪ [ playing the theme to "i dream of jeannie" ] >> i can dance. i just can't fly and if i lived in vegas or even lived 12 hours i would be there tonight. just no way i could have made it to l.a. by right now. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, los angeles. >> and we do have a statement from kim. she says, "i want to thank everyone for their love and support over the past few days. i'm now home with my family resting and taking care of my health. i can't express enough how much love -- how much i love dancing and this whole experience and i hope this will not be the end of dancing." i'm sure it won't and i'm glad she's all right.
>> the show must go on. >> that's right, and it will. don't miss "dancing with the stars" next monday at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc, robin. >> thank you. >> all right. time now for our special series "fit myth" where we debunk some popular bits of fitness fiction. this morning we're going to tackle a challenge that a lot of people face. are you really working out as hard as you think you are? abc's mara schiavocampo is here with that. hey there, mara. >> hey, robin. good morning. you know, the answer to that question is really important, because if you think you're burring more calories than you are, you could be unintentionally overeating completely derailing your weight loss goal even when you think you're doing everything right. ♪ [ playing the theme to "rocky" ] >> reporter: drenched in sweat, feeling the burn, your workouts may make you feel like rocky. but experts say what seems like heavyweight training may actually be a lightweight workout, burning far fewer calories than you think. studies showing men and women
tend to overestimate the number of calories they burned when exercising. one study finding by up to four times. so why are people overestimating how much they're burning? >> well, it's hard to tell. and i think if you go out and run or take a spin class or something and you're tired and you're sweating, you really have no context to know exactly how many calories that was. and so you just think, well, i must have burned a lot. >> reporter: to find out just how hard it is to accurately gauge your burn, we went to new york's hospital for special surgery. >> this is a metabolic cart and what this does it will measure how much oxygen and carbon dioxide is in your exhaled air and that's going to tell us how many calories you're burning. >> reporter: i ran at a comfortable pace for ten minutes. >> so, how many calories would you say that was? >> i would guess about 200. but after crunching some numbers -- >> 90 calories. >> stop it. next up, brianna bikes for ten minutes. she thought she would burn 110 calories but only burned 97. off by 13%.
gibson does a series of high intensity intervals for seven minutes. >> how many calories do you think you burned? >> i would go with 100. >> reporter: the actual number of calories burned? 72. experts say this overestimating can potentially lead to overeating, revealing the hidden reason weight loss can be so tough. >> it takes a long time to burn a lot of calories and a very short time to eat those same amount of calories. you may go for a run and you burn 500 calories. you could really eat that in probably 30 seconds. >> 500 calories in 30 seconds. now, experts say one sign you actually do need to dial it back a notch is when your form starts to suffer because that could lead to injuries. so you need to pay attention when that happens. >> that's true. so how can the average person figure out if they're reaching their full potential? >> a very scientific measure called the talk test. when you're working at a
moderate intensity, you should be able to carry on a conversation. at a higher intensity it will be much harder. we have andia here running at a moderate intensity. how are you feeling? >> feeling i could tell you all about my breakfast. >> clearly she's not struggling so we're going to pump this up. so let's get this going. let's pump her speed up and check in with her a little bit later. see how she's doing. >> why is it sometimes, mara, we feel like we can't go any more but we do have something left in reserve. why is that? >> you're a former athlete. you know it's all about the mental game, right? it's -- a lot of it is pushing through discomfort because we don't like being uncomfortable so we scale it back. there are a few ways you can combat this. one is to challenge yourself. if you remind yourself that the hard is where the growth is, that's motivation to keep pushing through it. another one, switch up your workouts. if you're bored, you're not really going to push yourself and you might want to consider like some kind of heart rate monitor or fitbit so you know exactly whether or not you're hitting those target numbers. >> and all those are good suggestions. but divvying it up. i usually ride the bike and just
started getting back on the treadmill just because your body becomes accustomed to what you do and need to switch it up. kind of trick it for a little bit. >> when you do it for short periods of time when you do intervals you can pump hard for short periods of time. speaking of intervals, andia has been sprinting for about 45 seconds. how are you feeling now? >> a little bit tougher to talk. >> you can't tell us about breakfast now, can you? >> what did you have -- for breakfast, huh? >> i'm going to have an enchilada. >> this is unfair because she's clearly a pro at this. it means she can work harder, right? >> right. right. but -- how accurate are -- when they have the calorie counts, how accurate is that? >> this is kind of a broad measure, so it's not for every person. so, for example, yesterday, when we were measuring precisely, the machines were telling us something different. you can't really go by the machines. >> any time you want to start a workout regime, check with your physician first. >> absolutely. >> check with your physician first. >> how are you doing, andia? there you go. high intensity. >> we broke her. we broke her. let's go outside to ginger. good morning to you.
hey, everybody. what a crowd we have on a warm and you can feel it's kind of sticky out here, right? that's the rain coming and the cold front still far off to our west, but it's going to kind of squeeze together with that tropical moisture. thought i'd time it out for you. if anybody is traveling in this group, d.c., through philly, baltimore, look at new york city at 3:00 a.m. there. some of the heaviest rain should fall in some of the interior parts of new england, where the bigger rainfall totals will come in. look at this. the temperatur i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma. later this afternoon, more on the way of sunshine. a comfortable day but a fall chill in the atmosphere. temperatures along the coast in the 60s. around the bay in the 70s. inland we'll top out in the lower 80s. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow we are cool with a chance of shower in the evening. otherwise the morning could see drizzle. by friday the bulk of the temperatures, lots of sunshine. and the weekend, saturday and
sunday we're cooler, bright and breezy. ro >> i was just being convinced we have to go to wyoming, okay. we're going to do that soon. lara, let's get to "pop" for now. >> yes, let's get to "pop news." thank you, ginger. we begin with a story with a lot of perks. today is national coffee day today, everybody. a holiday we love a latte at "gma." a little extra time so that was two already. just keeping track. it is your lucky day if you're looking for a free cup of joe. wow. >> or a mug. >> yeah. >> a giant mug. >> that's quite a large mug you've got there, jesse. >> need a lot of caffeine. early mornings. >> 11 countrywide businesses will help you get through the daily grind including wawa, dunkin' donuts, krispy kreme. krispy kreme is even offering free doughnuts too in addition to -- >> as if we needed an excuse. >> i know. you guys can find out where to get your free coffee near you on our website. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and, by the way, yesterday, interesting, was national drink beer day, so is it a coincidence
that national coffee day follows national drink beer day? perhaps it is grounds for a future "pop news" investigation. >> ah. >> nice. >> and a "pop news" investigation call-out, so my team is already hard at work drinking beers and coffee at the same time. >> lara, what are you going to do after national vodka day? you need a national coffee day after that, too. >> i have no idea, ginger. i would like to find out. you have to wait a while. >> yes, i do. >> hey, also in "pop news" this morning, if you want to live "the fablife," tyra banks has put her 1926 spanish colonial style home on the market in beverly hills. it might just be america's next top mansion, 6,000 square feet of gorgeousness boasting a stunning outdoor living room, a spacious master bedroom. four fountains, four fountains, so if you have an affinity for fountains and $7.75 million
burning a hole in your pocket, this beverly hills spot is just for you. > that closet looked pretty nice too i've got to say. >> yeah, tyra has a lot of years' worth of fabulous clothes underneath her belt. you know i love a little real estate porn, george. and then finally in "pop news contracts this morning. take a look at this black lab who hasn't realized that the dog days of summer are over. who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? >> ah. >> that dirty dog. >> he's a smart dog. >> smiling. >> smart, cute and a good way to end "pop news" on this tuesday, national coffee day, everybody. >> happy national coffee day. >> something otis would do. >> he won't be sprayed. he doesn't like baths. >> oh. >> stick around. amy's going to be opening up about her health battle. "better" is out today. ♪ let the words fall out honestly ♪ "better" is out today. ♪ let the words
good morning. i'm kristen sze. a correctional deputy found a male inmate passed out in his cell at 10:30. the deputy gave him cpr but they could not resuscitate him. his name or cause of death have not been released. at the same jail a month ago, three deputies were arrested for murdering michael tyree who died from blunt force trauma and internal bleeding two. deputies are out on bail and expected to enter pleas next month. the third deputy is in court for a hearing this morning. and now for an update on the traffic with leyla gulen. >> we had an earlier sigalert involving a motorcyclist that has long since cleared and traffic is slowly but surely dissipating. the southbound side of 101 happened at alexander avenue.
forecast shows partly cloudy today. a chance of wednesday showers into thursday morning. now back to "good morning america." [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma," and look who's here in times square this morning, cindy crawford doing some autographs. she has a brand-new book out all about her life and career and the lessons she's learned along the way. that is coming up. but another big book right now. let's go inside to robin and amy. >> please do, george. it's a very big day for our "gma" family. amy's new memoir, "better," is out today. and in it she chronicles all of the experiences, both good and bad. she doesn't sugar-coat anything, that ended up preparing her for the biggest fight of her life. and not only made her a -- we like to use the word thriver, i know survivor is the word. but she's a breast cancer thriver. and all-around better person.
and sharing her story this morning. how are you about this, amy? i know -- >> you know that neither one of us like being the story but it's an important message that i know we both care so deeply about to share. and i've never been a big believer in fate, but the events that led to my cancer diagnosis all felt very fated, all the dates forever etched in my mind. looking back, my journey began this day, september 25, 2013. it was a good-bye. >> it was. >> reporter: just moments before i sat down with marie monville, the former wife of the amish sho schoolhouse shooter, i received what would be a life-changing phone call. >> i asked her if she would do a live mammogram for breast cancer awareness month. she was not interested at all. >> reporter: it's true. my reaction was visceral. no way, no how. >> she called me and said, they want me to do a mammogram live on tv, and i said, i don't think that's a good idea. it seems exploitive. you have no connection with cancer. it didn't seem authentic. >> reporter: the truth is i feared it would look like i was trying to grab the limelight. until my dear friend robin roberts said the words i needed to hear, 80% of women who have
breast cancer have no family history. that statistic sent a wave from my head to my toes, and so i said yes. >> amy is wrapping up her first mammogram here in the mammovan. >> reporter: just a few days later another call. doctors wanted to do more tests. >> i had a gut feeling that it was not going to turn out well. >> reporter: it was october 30, 2013. after many painful tests, they needed a sonogram. the image was undeniable. my mind went back to the previous son grams i had had. tiny, beautiful miracles growing inside me, my daughters. but this was no miracle. this was a nightmare. >> i will remember that phone call for the rest of my life. i said, amy, and she said, mom. that's all she said was mom and then she paused and then she said, they found a tumor and it's malignant. >> you're there to protect, you
know, your kids, and all of a sudden you don't have that control anymore. it's gone. >> reporter: there was no escaping my new unreality. i had cancer. but breaking that news to your children is something no mother wants to go through. >> i know how much those girls mean to her. they are her life. but i also see they're just as strong as she is. >> reporter: graduations, weddings, and grandchildren, all flashed in front of me. my heart ached at the thought of missing those big moments and all the little ones in between. >> all i remembered was literally she's like, guys, get comfortable. we all sat on the couch and then she told us and we all just started bawling. >> reporter: when i thought about this disease threatening the wonderful life i had built with my family, it made me mad. it made me want to fight back. >> amy never says no, and this is the first time in her life amy said no. she said no to cancer. you're not going to get the best of me. >> reporter: i wanted to be as
aggressive with my cancer as possible. i have decided to have a bilateral mastectomy. i'm going to be very aggressive. on november 14th, it was time. >> i remember feeling just the fragility of where we were and how quickly we had gotten there. >> reporter: as the nurses helped me up onto the operating table, i became paralyzed with fear. i woke up to yet another crushing blow. the cancer had spread to my sentinel lymph node, but the prognosis was also chemotherapy. eight rounds over six months. by round two, i began to lose my hair. i'm going to cut my hair very short. i have never done this before. as i was transforming on the outside and the inside, a constant fear of death wouldn't leave me. >> i can't imagine this world without her in it because for me, she's -- she is strength. amy is like this deep-rooted tree that's not going anywhere so a part of me can't imagine life ever taking that. >> reporter: april 24th marked
my final day of chemo. this is my final treatment. the next five to ten years are critical. there is a 16% chance of cancer occurrence for me. now i've tried to bring the focus back to the beauty of life rather than the fear of death. >> i hope i have that strength in me when i grow up. >> reporter: today my mission is simple, to raise awareness for early detection. if my story helps save lives, helps women feel not so alone, then i've won. we've won. that is the singular hope with my memoir "better." the title from a poem by my 12-year-old daughter ava. >> she will be strong, stronger than ever. she's a fighter just like her daughter. it has to get worse before it gets better, and trust me, it will get better. >> hmm, amy, amy, amy. i've read every page, and the way it started with ava's poem, and she was a little reluctant to share it. >> she had written it, and i didn't know it.
she saw -- i'm sorry. that was a beautiful piece by natasha. i just want to thank her for it. i didn't know she talked to all my friends and i didn't know my daughter put on red lipstick before she did that interview. but she -- she had seen my pain and so she didn't know how to deal with all the emotions she was feeling, so she put it on paper. and she gave the poem to sara haines and said read this and sara said, your mom needs to read this. this will help her so much and so she ran up to me, gave it to me and said, don't read it in front of me. and ran back. but what a powerful message that was. >> it's a beautiful, beautiful way to start the book. and i know that you get this asked this all the time and we get to see you, and we're blessed like that. people want to know, how are you? physically, emotionally, how are you right now? >> physically i feel great. i feel like my old self again but mentally i'm not my old self again, and that's a good thing actually. >> yeah. >> anyone who's dealt with cancer or any sort of
life-threatening illness learns immediately the fragility of life. the myth of security is exposed. none of us are secure, and none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. and so when i get those dark thoughts, and we all get them from time to time, i see grandparents with their grandchildren, and i start thinking bad thoughts, and instead of just crumbling at that moment, i tell myself, all you need is what you have right now. and that's all we get to know we have. and so it's just that extra reminder when i feel that fear. to live, to live well. >> yeah, and you do that and, you know, i love how you've entitled it "better," but you make all of us better around you. and i know your family is here in the studio, as well, and you really share a lot. it's not only talking about -- this is no more than a chapter in your life story. >> it's true. >> and you've had other challenges, as well, and how did it all prepare you for this moment? >> i mean, my family has
actually, you know, had a few other scary situations. my parents were struck by lightning. i went through a divorce, and divorce is really tough. and so when i started to reflect back at some of the challenges i faced, even as a child, my gym coach, and i was a big gymnast, was arrested for molesting my teammates. and everyone has moments like this in their lives. and when you start to think about how you survived it and gotten better because of it, it's all preparation for the next thing you have to face because you learn through all of these experiences that we're stronger than we think. we can get through things and you learn that kindness and gratitude are the way you get past anything. and so it's those small acts of kindness that you showed me, big acts of kindness, but strangers, my family, those were the moments where i thought, okay, cancer sucks, and i'd give it back in a second. but i got to see the beauty of other people. and accepting help and accepting love. it's a hard thing for a lot of
people to do. but when you finally do it -- >> especially you, amy. >> it was really hard for me. >> yeah, i mean, i felt -- i always feel like, oh, no, i don't need you to cook my meal for me but when people did, that was such a huge gesture and i felt so blessed by it. and it's a reminder for all of us to give. and it's just a smile sometimes or a hug or a quick note, it means the world when you're going through something tough. >> we all have something to give and you learned the lesson. because it's like the tragedy, as we've said, is not what has happened. it's if you don't take the time to learn why. >> yes. >> and be of service to others. >> yes. >> which you -- that is your battle cry right now. >> well, it's twofold. and you feel the same way. this is "a" about sharing with people so they won't feel alone. cancer is so isolating, interestingly. you know, you feel like, oh, so many people have it, yet you feel like you're the only one going through it and you're so afraid. i wanted to call you that first day because i needed to hear somebody who not only survived it, had gotten to the other side of it, but was thriving after
it. i needed the hope. so i'm hoping that the book gives women who are going through that or who have been through it that very thing. and also just the huge message that we were trying to put out there in the first place, early detection saves lives. >> yeah, i'm looking at our dear angie. >> yes. >> our stage manager who's facing this battle right now. >> who was with me in that mammovan that day two years ago and we are with you. you are our sister. >> she comes to work every day. >> and we love your smile. angie is always here. she's never missed a day and she's smiling every step of the way. >> we love you. yeah. >> we love you, angie. >> thank you, amy. that's what's happening. [ applause ] and that's what you're doing. you're sharing, and i hear it's going to be a heck of a book party tonight. your family is town. >> yes. >> i hate i'm going to miss it. i'm with my sister for a health conference in new orleans. >> you're always with me. >> take lots of pictures. >> you're always with me. >> bless you. "better" available right now and for more from amy on what she's
learned, go to our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! this is my favorite interview in a long, long time. >> thank you. >> let's go back outside to ginger. >> so proud to know you and so proud of you. amy, we can't wait and i read every page too. it's good stuff. now it's time for "ask zee." we have to do. now it's brought to you by belfor. our question comes from brooks fitsimmons. >> hi, ginger. since we had a very dry summer, does that mean we'll have an early fall foilage? congrats on your new baby boy. >> well, a very dry summer can impact fall colors. drought stress can trigger the leaves to shut down a little early and fall off before they reach their peak color. ideal conditions would be plenty of rain in the growing season and then a relatively dry, cool and sunny fall without early frost. parents, you can send your kids weather video questions -- they have to be videos -- on facebook i'm abc 7 meteorologist drew tuma. your accuweather forecast, more in the way of sunshine. cooler day on the way for
from one strong lady in amy to another, we're now joined by legendary supermodel entrepreneur, mom extraordinaire, friend to the show, cindy crawford is with us, everybody. she's just written a new book. it's called "becoming" and it really reflects on the life lessons she's learned throughout her remarkable career. i loved it. >> thank you. thank you. >> it's really beautiful. it's a look at your career through the lens of -- lenses of all the photographers, starting with that photographer who really took you under his wing in chicago. >> yes. >> i loved your unflinching telling of sort of, you know, making it and then being shunned by him. >> yeah. >> i really thought it was fascinating. >> that was one of the harder stories to tell because i actually now at this point in my life am friendly with victor skrebneski again, and i had so much respect for him. and he taught me so much. but there was a time when i was moving to new york where he felt like i was leaving him by leaving chicago.
and he was the person i worked with every day and he was like, if you do that, i'm not ever going to work with you again and it was just one of those crossroads in life that you have to decide. and it's hard to leave a mentor. but sometimes you have to do it any way. and that's the thing about the book. my lessons were learned through my life, which was being a model but i tried to only include lessons that, you know -- they're universal lessons. >> what made you decide to write this book now? >> i never wanted to write a book, but i finally -- because i didn't want to do an autobiography only and i didn't want to do a gigantic coffee table book that just collects dust. so i thought this was a great way to celebrate iconic images. but also the lessons to celebrate turning 50, which is happening in february. >> yeah, you're very honest about that and by the way -- >> you can't lie these days. because you can google it. >> we love you. >> exactly. >> i mean, it is just a number. do you really feel that way? you certainly have nothing to hide. >> well, i mean it's hard. i mean, i didn't -- i don't like those big numbers but then all of a sudden the day comes and goes and you're like,
wait, i'm the same person. but doing the book and celebrating where i've been helped me, i think, not dread it quite so much. >> yeah. you also talk about your daughter, kaia, who is launching her own modeling career, and there's an iconic moment we just saw. i want to talk to you about that next. but look at your daughter. she is just your mini-me. really what advice did you give her about getting into this world? >> my main thing is like, look, you have time. you're 14 years old and just enjoy being, you know, 14. but also when she does have little opportunities, she still will listen to my advice. your kids stop listening to you but she knows i'm an expert in this one thing. i think the advice i share with her is just be professional. be on time. you know, be willing to risk, like models, you go on set and you want to work. it's collaborative, it's being part of the team. >> more than a thousand cover shoots over the course of your career. >> a think -- yeah, i mean, i stopped counting at a certain point, but i've certainly had my share of covers. >> and how did you decide which should go -- i mean, obviously the moment that we all -- i
remember because it was like an anthem for my generation, the george michael video "freedom," '90. you were one of the -- that team of supermodel extraordinaires and was it that video that made that happen, or was it the versace show afterwards? >> it went "british vogue" cover where we were all on it. george michael saw that and wanted that exact group of women for his video because he didn't want to be in it. so we did the freedom video. and then versace played that while the group of us walked out at the end of the runway and that was definitely like -- that was my biggest supermodel moment. you felt it. you felt like, wow, what's going on here? >> i felt it. women everywhere were like, yes! >> skipping down the runway to "freedom." >> the book is great. it really is a celebration of your life. i want to say quickly i love this. i want to honor and acknowledge the girl i once was while embracing the woman i am today" and that says it all. it's a beautiful book and congratulations on everything. >> thank you. great to see you. >> great to see you, too. all right. "becoming" is the name of the book. it's available in stores nationwide today.
♪ the story of my life if you don't tell them, who will? it's a new online sex education series from jessica biel and the global nonprofit womancare global that uses humor to help educate girls, and jessica recently stopped by. >> it's almost like the pills should have a sound like a greeting card like every time you open it, it goes wah, wah. so you're like, oh, my god. you literally just guzzle them. ♪ >> and we're so happy to have jessica and saundra pelletier, the ceo of womencare global. thank you both for being with us. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> it's interesting because right off the bat we're laughing. there's humor in this campaign. >> i mean, that's really how we want to speak about this issue and share this issue with everyone because we want to take it out of the shadows. we don't want women's reproductive health issues to be
hidden under stigma or taboos anymore and how best to reach all demographics. can we please laugh about this crazy stuff that happens to us? >> that's an incredible way to look at it, and it's interesting, jessica, because you recently became a mom. >> i did. >> your son silas is five months old. what didn't you know about your own body as you were heading into that new chapter of your life? >> everything. i obviously understood how it needed to happen to start to have a baby. that. but the specifics of, well, what does my body need to go through? i knew nothing. >> and the lack of knowledge dated all the way back to middle school. >> all the way. i mean, i remember my health class in middle school literally was the girls were separated, the boys were separated, and i think it was, here's a tampon, good luck kind of thing. and you just walk away from that experience feeling kind of shameful and you feel kind of
weird and like it was kind of gross. >> and there are real-life consequences. half of all pregnancies here in the united states are unplanned but when you hear stories like jessica and our own personal stories of growing up and now my daughter is going through it, as well, what can we do about it? >> there's a lot of good information but we want to bring it together because we know young women and men are getting information sometimes in the wrong places. >> right. i can only imagine justin hearing the phone conversations as you're so into all of this campaign and educating women. what does he think about it? >> well, he supports everything that i do. and that's, i think, why he's a wonderful partner. and we should just be able to talk and laugh and learn together. >> i told my daughter there's nothing you aren't experiencing that every woman in the world has experienced, so it's about this community and not feeling alone. >> exactly. >> having a discussion. thank you both, such an important topic. >> thank you. >> i love what you're doing. thank you. >> thank you. and we'll be rig
good morning, i'm kristen sze. the 49ers linebacker ahmed brooks is scheduled to appear in court. he and ray mcdonald are both accused of sexually assaulting an intoxic woman inside a santa fe home. brooks is still under contract with the 49ers. how have the weather going to be, drew? >> cloudy and temperatures in the 50s later this evening. we'll look outside the exploratory camera with the clouds breaking across the bay. that will leave sunshine in oakland. 77 in san jose. the accuweather seven-day forecast shows light showers tomorrow evening into thursday morning. we've got a few accidents dotting the roadways here and there, but here's a look at 101 through san rafael still jammed. that will take you 48 minutes
from hay 37 in san francisco due to earlier accidents. kristen? now time for "live with kelly and mi >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the new film, "the walk," joseph gordon-levitt. plus, supermodel and author cindy crawford. and we show you how to eat clean and stay lean. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] now, here are your emmy winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause]