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good morning, america. and breaking news, president obama announcing a big shift in strategy. extending the u.s.' military mission in afghanistan, leaving thousands of troop reversing his plans to withdraw by the end of his presidency. break overnight, system failure. the computers that check passengers against the terror watch list shut down in some of the biggest airports in the country raising security concerns. could terrorists have slipped through the cracks? the dramatic 911 calls released overnight as lamar odom continues to fight for his life. >> they can't get him to wake up. he's like not almost not breathing. >> the combination of drugs found in his system and what he was doing in the hours before he was found barely breathing as family and friends rally by his side. and one of the craziest baseball plays you'll ever see.
the catcher hits the player's bat with a throw, a runner scores to take the lead, even the umpires are confused. >> they're going crazy. >> fans throw bottles on the field, benches clear not once but twice. we'll show you what happened next. everybody, just calm down. >> good morning, america. talk about a seventh inning stretch. took 53 minutes for the seventh inning right there. what a crazy game. the rangers versus the blue jays, see that runner come home. he was allowed to run even though the umpire was waving it off. it was just an insane inning. we'll tell you what happened. >> t.j. will have all the details. but we begin with breaking news. president obama announcing he will leave thousands of troops in afghanistan beyond next year, halting the withdrawal. abc's martha raddatz has all the details, joins us from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. all of the nearly 10,000 troops
we have now in afghanistan were supposed to be out by the end of next year, except those at the embassy, but the president will now leave as many as 5500 troops beyond 2016, their mission will be similar to what it is now, counterterrorism operations and training and assisting the afghan troops. the commanders just felt the afghan forces were not ready to be on their own and as we've seen over the last few months, the taliban is once again on the rise and isis is as well, robin. >> how much does this have to do with what happened in iraq when president obama pulled out u.s. forces there and only for them to return later? >> reporter: well, that was a big consideration, robin. there's been a lot of criticism and speculation that if the u.s. had had a presence, we would have been able to track isis better in iraq or at least had more influence there. but today's announcement is a big step for president obama, who was the man who wanted to
end both wars only to find them both flaring up again, robin. >> all right, martha, we'll see how this plays on capitol hill. >> he did not want to make this decision but felt forced into it. that disruption overnight at some of the biggest airports in the country. customs computers shut down delaying thousands of passengers raising serious questions about security. abc's aviation correspondent david kerley has all the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is one of the international airports with trouble with the no-fly list made it difficult to get in or out of the country last night. long lines all a result of the computer system that checks the terror watch list, the no fly list against those who do want to fly. it went down meaning getting in and out of the country was not easy. customs and border patrol says it does have means to check the no-fly list with those trying to board planes, but obviously it slowed the system dramatically. >> it's crazy. i never saw anything like this. >> reporter: the department of homeland security says there is no indication this was a hack or caused by terrorism.
>> they said it was a nationwide computer glitch and we all had to wait. >> reporter: and wait, they did. at international airports across the country, all affected when this system went down. passengers taken to social media with pictures of their line, one saying, customs outage was a blast. the problem affected those trying to leave or enter the country. overnight, customs and border protection telling abc news, quote, it experienced a temporary outage and took immediate action to address the technology disruption. that interruption lasted 90 minutes. the line took much longer. they have these glitches often but don't normally bring down the entire system making for quite a headache. now to a wildfire in texas exploding in size overnight. thousands of acres burned. homes destroyed. dozens more threatened.
abc's clayton sandell is there for us in texas this morning. good morning, clayton. >> reporter: and good morning, robin. you can see the sheriff here has set up a roadblock. they are blocking access to these neighborhoods. the air is smoking and mandatory evacuations on this fire now at 4200 akers and getting bigger. overnight this massive texas wildfire blowing up more than 10 times larger than 24 hours ago. firefighting planes and choppers keeping up an all-out aerial assault. >> the fire has been steadily growing. >> reporter: so far the fire has destroyed nine homes, another 150 are in jeopardy. >> it's quite scary. less than a quarter of a mile away from this. >> reporter: flames threatening several surrounding neighborhoods prompting evacuations. >> i was able to get stuff out that i couldn't get replaced because a lot of people don't have that opportunity. >> reporter: firefighters have been working throughout the night desperate to keep the fire from engulfing any more homes. >> we're starting the operation
to light a backing fire to try and get some containment on the wildfire. >> reporter: firefighters made progress and up to 15% containment. obviously they want the number to go up but in for another very hot day. robin. >> thank you, clayton. we'll talk about that record heat, powerful wind gusts in the south are fueling that fire right now. ginger, you have more on that. >> we could see broken records from austin to houston, dallas, jackson, little rock, pretty much anybody on the map in the okay and red there, just a few hundred miles north and just north of that cold front, oh, it's cold. freeze warnings and watches from the northern plains by tomorrow morning to chicago, suburbs could see a frost and then you go and the core of that cold air moves to the east. look how chilly atlanta, 44. nashville, 37. boston the old 32 by sunday morning. >> thanks very much. the race for president now, "your voice, your vote." and front-runners riding high. hillary clinton smoking out joe biden after wednesday night's debate. donald trump packing in more big crowds. abc's cecilia vega tracking it
all from las vegas. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. we now know that debate shattered records more than 15 million viewers, hillary clinton, bernie sanders out there taking their victory laps and donald trump is on the attack too but this is the big question, can both sides this morning keep that momentum going? this morning, hillary clinton may be feeling lucky in las vegas, but the political focus now back on the one person who wasn't on that debate stage, joe biden offering praise for his fellow democrats on wednesday. >> i was proud of -- i thought they all did well. >> reporter: but no hints about his political future, even as clinton's campaign packs on the pressure. >> i think with respect to vice president biden, i think it's time for him to make the decision. >> reporter: clinton herself brushing off a potential biden bid. >> everyone else, whether they're in or they're not in, will have to make whatever judgment is best for them.
>> reporter: her rival that is in the race, making a victory lap after tuesday's performance. vermont senator bernie sanders, that's him, dancing on "ellen." >> who has better hair, you or donald trump? >> that goes without saying. >> yeah. >> reporter: that famous hair drawing thousands to a rally in virginia. >> last night, with bernie sanders and hillary and the other three guys that nobody even knows who the hell they are, who are they? >> reporter: but the donald wasn't the only trump making news. ivanka saying her dad would make a great president for women. >> he's blunt, he's direct. he is nongender specific in his criticism of people. he would be incredible for women in this country. >> reporter: and ivanka says she is a close friend of chelsea clinton and says politics and friendship lines do not cross. she said the politics of our parents is not relative to our friendship, george. i'm not sure her parents would
be able to say the same thing today. >> let's hope they can keep it up. okay, cecilia, thanks very much. to jon karl about this and, jon, vice president biden saying he was proud of what he saw on the debate stage but it comes as a lot of democrats seem to think the door is closing on a possible bid by him. he's not saying anything. >> reporter: no decision yet from biden but i've got to tell you i've spoken to a lot of biden confidant, people very close to the vice president, there is a growing sense even among them that he may have waited too long, that the decision is being made for him. i mean, the debate, a big factor, as one biden longtime friend told me he needed to be at that debate. this biden friend said if you're going to run for president you actually need to run the party instead of seeing a wounded front-runner with hillary clinton out there saw a very strong performance for hillary clinton and much less of a rationale for biden to get into the race. >> first deadline october 29th. the vice president had lunch with the president yesterday.
this could be putting the president in kind of a tricky situation. what's the white house thinking? >> reporter: well, i got to tell you, i cannot find a single senior staff member in the white house, a single senior aide to the president who thinks biden is going to run. the clear sense in the west wing is that he will not run although, george, all of those senior officials acknowledge that they don't know for sure that biden has not told them anything. >> thanks very much. a health alert about a popular vitamins and dietary supplements. a new study finds they are responsible for sending more than 20,000 people a year to the emergency room. many of them children and young adults. abc's dr. richard besser is here and, rich, this is the first study of its kind. tell us more about what it discovered. >> the first time anyone has taken a look to see is there an issue with vitamins and supplements? the cdc and fda found on average 23,000 people every year to the er. 2100 people every year
hospitalized from this and one in five are young kids getting into someone else's products that weren't for them but interestingly, a large group of the adults, one in four were young adults, 20 to 34, heart palpitations from vitamins, energy drinks and weight loss products and in the elderly difficulty swallowing from large pills. >> a lot are waking up and want to reach for their dietary supplement. how significant is this study and what advice do you have? >> the industry says millions of people take them every year so in general they're very safe but don't go through approval for safety or effectiveness. first thing, make sure they're kept out of the reach of young children and not required to be in childproof containers. the second thing you want to do, if you have any kind of problem with swallowing, there's no limit to the size of the tablet, think about gel caps or for liquids and for anyone especially thinking about taking a weight loss or energy product, talk to your doctor about the
possible side effects. >> that is always good advice. talk to your doctor and you'll be on facebook and twitter. >> all morning. >> thanks, rich. now to new trouble at walmart. the world's largest retailer announced a huge drop in profits sparking billions of dollars in losses for its stockholders. rebecca jarvis here with more on what it may mean for your holl shopping. >> good morning, george. that move affects almost everyone with the retirement savings account because walmart is one of the most widely held stocks in the country but even if you've never invested in the market, walmart's struggles today will mean deeper discounts this holiday. this morning, the world's largest retailer facing a brutal sell-off. walmart's stock tanking wednesday wiping out $21 billion in value in a matter of hours. the worst day in 27 years for the company and it caused a domino effect across wall street taking down many other major retailers with it. now, all that setting the stage for deep discounts ahead for
you. >> the retail environment has been very competitive lately and i think as we set up for the holiday season it's going to be increasingly competitive. >> reporter: walmart's billion dollar slump is caused in part by amazon. competition affecting retailers across the board. all struggling to grow sales and this holiday season isn't expected to get much better. the national retail federation expects consumer spending to increase only 3.7% from last year. so, retailers are slashing prices. >> what will you do with your savings. >> reporter: already offering everything from layaway to price matching to friends and family discounts to get you in their stores and on their sites as soon as possible. >> i think we'll see pretty aggressive discounts. i think 30%, 40% off will be pretty standard fare. >> reporter: 30% to 40% off is standard fare. now if you're wondering why do all of these christmas sales have to start so early?
here's your answer. one in four shoppers plan to finish their holiday shopping by the end of november, robin and george, it means the early bird gets the worm whether they're the shopper or the retailer. >> i'm not getting that early worm. >> following lara's example. already done. >> not done. getting there. >> let's go to amy with today's other top stories. this major protest in baltimore. >> i do. a tense scene early this morning in baltimore. demonstrators protesting police brutality occupied city hall overnight refusing to leave after a city committee approved the appointment of the new police commissioner, so far at least 12 protesters have been arrested. escalating tensions in israel have the white house scrambling for ways to calm that situation. israeli forces are sealing off palestinian neighborhoods to help stem the bloodiest violence since peace talks broke down last year. secretary of state john kerry will head to that region but a state department comment on
wednesday suggesting that israel may be using excessive force could further strain u.s./israeli relations. oscar pistorius will be released tuesday. a parole board a agreed that he can be moved to house arrest to seven the rest of his five-year sentence for the shooting death of his girlfriend. he has served so far one year behind bars. violent crash on a california freeway. a truck speeds up trying to pass a mustang then loses control veering off the road flipping over and landing in a car dealership. witnesses say it may have been road rage because both vehicles tried to merge into the same lane at the same time. well, some sticker shock for commuters in denver. this is incredible. i actually had to reread this story. they may soon have to pay a $40, 4-0 dollar toll on interstate 70. authorities are hoping to reduce congestion and push drivers to use an electronic toll pass. i think that'll do the trick,
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>> back now at 7:17 with that bizarre play in game five between texas and toronto that caused benches to clear not once but twice and sent fans into a frenzy. abc's t.j. holmes has all the details. >> reporter: one of the strangest plays in playoff history. >> a run scores. >> reporter: and the result, benches clear. >> the dugouts have emptied. >> reporter: a crowd reveals. >> we have to get the players off the field. >> reporter: in the end the toronto blue jays brought home their first alds title in over 22 years. >> championship series. >> reporter: the turning point, the 53-minute seventh inning with a score tied 2-2. the blue jays catcher makes what looks to be a routine throw back to the pitcher but the ball deflects off the bat of the texas ranger shin-soo choo, a
run allowed to score but even the umps don't seem sure that was the right call and the game is temporarily halted for 18 minutes while they confer. the fans angrier by the minute. >> they are going crazy throwing everything in this place. >> reporter: the toronto player tries to calm the crowd but they're not having it. the benches clear, that ranger's run allowed to stand but it served as a rallying run for the blue jays and rangers make three errors in quick succession. >> texas had all three outs. then with the score tied 3-3, the jays' jose bautista steps to the plate. >> bautista with a drive. deep left field. >> reporter: capping off their victory with the bat flip heard around the world. you're not supposed to flip your bat. he tossed it in the dugout but the ump got it right. he got it wrong initially but that throw if there's interference by the batter then that's a problem but the batter
was just standing in the box innocently and it was an accident so the ump said initially i got it wrong -- but they went back and got it right. >> called a live ball. >> a live ball and that runner can score. >> you've been on the baseball beat for us. >> i'm going to anchor "sportscenter" now so dah, dah, dah. >> so much more ahead this monday -- this friday morning -- thursday morning. what day is it? an abc news exclusive. high school football player who says his life was changed forever. the latest on lamar odom found unconscious fighting for his life. sausage. hotcakes and butter. morning fare right? well mcdonald's has thrown away those rules and opened a new world of possibilities. now, you're free to start enjoying the breakfast you love any time you wish. no way. yes way. introducing mcdonald's new all day breakfast menu. once, you changed how you ate breakfast. it's time to start changing when.
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good morning, america. and you're looking at the top of somebody's head live at dulles international airport. >> this just in, robin. >> it's one of the major international airports across the country hit by a major outage overnight. the computers that check against the terror watch list going down that raised some important security concerns. >> david kerley is on that case. here's some of the other headlines. randy quaid back in court in vermont facing fugitive charges. quaid and his wife on the run for five years accused of vandalism in california. both being held on $500,000 bail. can you imagine flying from new york to london in an hour? airbus has designed the successor to the concorde claiming it could travel nearly five times the speed of sound. big question is will they actually build that?
>> who needs to go that fast? >> everyone would have to wear g suits or something. >> i would wear it just to get there that quick. they could make one my size, i'm in it. also this morning, big change coming to the way you pay at some restaurants. michael has that later. >> this could just be the tip of the iceberg. >> ooh. >> have we reached the no tipping point when it comes to tipping at restaurants? one of the men behind some of the most successful restaurants, you know, something he's going down -- something he's exploring and find out about that in "the speed feed." >> you've been hanging around us too much. >> puntastic. >> i'm learning from you. we'll find out about that in "the speed feed." we begin with new details about lamar odom. he is continuing to fight for his life this morning. we're learning the 911 and hearing the 911 calls from when he was found unresponsive. abc's kayna whitworth is in las vegas with the latest. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: robin, good morning
the hospital not updating his condition. but friends and family gathering in his support. also we have learned this was the first time he ever visited that brothel and left everyone wondering what happened that has left this 6'10" former athlete this morning in the fight of his life. >> is he conscious? >> no. >> overnight newly released 911 calls from the brothel tuesday. >> he has blood coming out his nose, white stuff coming out of his mouth and they can't get him to wake up. >> the reporting party informed the dispatch the male had been using cocaine. >> reporter: odom unresponsive and barely breathing in the vip suite at the nevada love ranch rushed to a local hospital and moved to a hospital in las vegas, the 35-year-old now surrounded by family and friends. >> at this time we pray for his recovery. >> reporter: the kardashian family rallying around the
former nba star. kris jenner sending her prayers over instagram and kendall jenner tweeting please don't go. others offering prayers and support for odom. >> i hope that he really pulls through. that's really important because he's had such a big heart. he's helped so many people so now it's our turn to help him. >> reporter: staffers say he was there for four days drinking and taking herbal viagra they sold on site. >> lamar was acting like a fun guy. he wasn't out of his mind. he wasn't speeding around. he was going to bed at night, getting good sleep. he was eating healthy. >> reporter: but one employee at the love ranch saying something changed monday night. was there any, you know, any sign of his kind of attitude changing? >> he did get a phone call and that phone call had seemed to bum him out. the night before he was hospitalized, you know, he had told the girls that he wanted to spend that night alone. >> reporter: on tuesday morning
he was visited once at 6 a.m. and then again midday when he was asleep. but when he didn't rise by 3:00, two women found lamar completely unalert. >> horrifying site. one of the girls in the last 24 hours has not quit crying. another girl is not available. we don't even know where she's at. >> talking to lamar much? >> i can't find him. >> reporter: it hasn't been an easy few years for the basketball star and father of two. after splitting with wife khloe kardashian, he was cut from the new york knicks after just three months and this past june, one of his best friends died of an apparent drug overdose. >> lamar stuff will weigh on me for the rest of my life. the marriage didn't work out, not because of me, that wasn't what i wanted so for the rest of my life i'm going to deal with that and worry about him and think about him and want just to protect him. >> reporter: now we've learned lamar's two children have just
arrived here in las vegas. it's important to note that khloe and lamar signed divorce papers. as of this morning they're still legally married and people magazine is reporting that khloe is the one making all of his medical decisions. >> you can see how much she cares for him deeply. >> she does, okay. we turn to those fantasy sports sites in the headlines again this morning. fbi now investigating whether some of the sites have defrauded players and fostered illegal gambling. david wright with the story. >> reporter: this probe is reportedly in its early stages. the justice department still figuring out what to make of this billion dollar industry that for now is completely unregulated. the feds want to know is it many guaming -- gambling? is it something else and whether these companies are breaking any laws. this morning, the booming daily fantasy sports business faces a new legal hurdle. >> just choose a league, pick a team and get your cash winnings. after monday night.
>> reporter: the fbi and justice department launched an inquiry into the practice of these billion dollar daily fantasy sports websites. after last week's revelation that an employee of draftkings won $350,000 on a rival site, fanduel and may have shared inside information. "the wall street journal" reports today that agents from the fbi's boston office have already reached out to draftkings customers. >> draftkings.com combines one day fantasy sports with winning life-changing amounts of cash. >> reporter: players have won huge sums but they would insist it's because they're good at picking teams, not because they have access to inside information. the gomes brothers won a million dollars in one bet and are not targets of the current investigation. >> some are better than others but they put more time and effort into it and learned and grown to that point. i don't think anything is unfair honestly. >> reporter: new york's attorney general is launching his own probe demanding that both sites
share internal information and policy. >> it's something we're taking a look at. fraud is fraud. >> reporter: both companies have denied any wrongdoing and have voluntarily blocked employees from participating in daily fantasy games for now. draftkings said in a statement wednesday night, it's entirely predictable that the government would follow up on the misleading reports about our industry and that they strongly disagree with any notion that our company has engaged in any illegal activities." but we reached out to fanduel, as well, they told us no comment. george, robin. >> thanks. coming up on "gma," we have an abc news exclusive for you. the parents of that high school football player hit hard in the head, now suing the school district. what they said happened to their son. you'll see it next here on "gma." come on back. we thought we'd be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us.
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debilitated from hits he took on the field. they're suing the school district claiming the coach put the junior back in the game even though he told the too much he wasn't feeling well. abc's matt gutman is here with the news, exclusive, matt, good morning to you. >> reporter: 17-year-old trey enloe said he was feeling nauseated, dizzy, had headaches. those are classic concussion symptoms. his doctor said he probably suffered a concussion on the first play of the game, but he ended up playing the rest of it making that brain injury so much worse. this is the moment trey enloe's life changed. number 60, the kicker, crashing helmet-to-helmet with that player. >> when he got home that day and his life changed. >> reporter: during this junior varsity game last year, the 18-year-old stumbling off the field asking his coach to bench him. his parents telling abc news exclusively -- >> he was trying to tell his
teammate something about a play and his words were slurred. >> reporter: he was unable to follow simple instruction according to a suit his family filed against the san diego school district but his coach allegedly sent him wobbling back in saying, i don't have time for this right now. he ended up playing most of the game suffering additional hits and when a doctor finally saw him -- >> he motioned like you need to get down here now. that's when i knew something was really wrong. >> reporter: his family says trey is now severely debilitated. >> he has very severe migraines. he's just not the same kid. >> reading right now is very painful for him. he literally winces in pain. >> reporter: the coach denied the claims telling "the san diego voice" it was never communicated to me once that trey was injured. but the family attorney says they have a strong case. >> you've got a coach that violated every policy and procedure to protect our young
students. >> reporter: researchers at purdue university recently concluded that brain injury among high school football players like trey could be shockingly pervasive, roughly 50% of the players examined even ones without concussion symptoms showed changes to the neurology and biochemistry of their brains. look at this preseason brain scan of one player involved in the study compared to the same player's brain after the season. the brain activity seems changed. >> once you've had a concussion the risk of additional injury is way up. >> reporter: trey's concussion happened a year ago tomorrow. and his father worries there still is not enough awareness. >> this will play out this weekend on football fields all over america. pay attention to how real this is. >> reporter: now, i want to show you those images from that
study. take a look on the left. that's a brain of a healthy high school football player before the season starts. see these orange and blue dots, that's the circuitry the brain is trying to use to complete a task. now take a look at the right side. the same kid during the season, see how those images on the right, there's so many fewer dots of the red and blue. those are the ways in which the brain has rewired itself to complete that same task. all to avoid using those damaged areas and, remember, this is a kid without a diagnosed concussion and maybe the most disturbing part of that study it took up to five months for some of those players' brains to heal. lara. >> does the brain ever really fully heal? that's also the question people are asking. you played football, michael. >> it is one of these things -- it's this catch-22. so many kids that want to play and parents who want them to play but you have to listen to the kid. if the kid says, i don't feel well, these are the symptoms, trust them they know what they're talking about. nothing worse than having some kid injured over trying to win a football game. it's not important at all. >> not worth it. matt, thank you, michael, thank you. coming up, you will have a tip for us? >> oh, yeah, you know what, to
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. "dance moms" drama. the tough talking reality tv star charged with fraud and hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars. the moment the judge became suspicious. ♪ america's most famous quarterback tackles one of america's favorite drinks calling out coca-cola. >> i mean, it's poison for kids. >> he didn't stop there blasting frosted flakes and the companies who make them. meet the cupcake queens, the sisters with a sweet recipe for losing weight. >> together we lost over 100 pounds. >> how they teamed up to get back in shape. >> we didn't want to diet. >> the easy steps they took to get healthy. >> you can do it too and they're still eating those cupcakes. jack black is with us live and he's bringing our top five as we say --
>> good morning, america. ♪ >> jack black, good morning, jack black. so happy to have you in the studio. >> ah! >> look at that. >> a little "kung fu panda" there but he's actually here for "goosebumps." always so much fun. >> we love it when he's here. he brings it every time. >> he's totally game. he's going to do a lot in this next hour so stay tuned. right now you might notice that michael is live streaming this morning, his whole morning routine, in fact, hello. >> hey, it's just a part of our routine. hey, hey. >> so you guys can watch it on our website.
revealing his secrets to waking up happy. that's the title of his new book and show you how you do it. it's all happening right here. >> only time i shut it off is when i change clothes. >> thank you. or maybe not thank you. >> i'm just saying. i don't want to advertise something that's not happening. >> we're on tv all the time but we still wave. >> hi. >> why does everybody do that? president obama is about to speak about the change in military strategy in afghanistan. we're going to pause so the rest of the country can join us for a special report. >> announcer: this is an abc news special report. now reporting, george stephanopoulos. good morning. we're coming on the air because president obama about to announce a major change to america's major strategy in afghanistan. he had previously said almost
all u.s. troops would be home by the time he leaves office next year but today is denouncing a halt to that. almost 10,000 troops will stay through the end of next year and 5,000 expected to be deployed in 2017 carrying on the current missions, counter terror strike and supporting afghan for their fight against the taliban. more than 2,000 americans have been kill this this war. over 20,000 wounded. jon karl at the white house. the president hoped to end this war on his watch. not going to happen. >> reporter: no, it's not. bringing home the troops was a campaign promise for president obama. the white house talks repeatedly about ending two wars as a central part of president obama's legacy. but george, the bottom line is this is a reflection of reality. the taliban is resurge subsequent in afghanistan and you have isis making a move in
western afghanistan. his commander on the ground said he needed the troops to prevent a collapse of the government and the president of afghanistan pleaded for the americans to stay. the president did not want to make this decision but he really didn't have much choice. >> and he hopes to have a real partner in the president. the president coming right now being joined by the vice president. >> good morning. last december more than 13 years after our nation was attacked by al qaeda on 9/11 america's combat mission in afghanistan came to a responsible end. that milestone was achieved thanks to the courage and skill of our military, our intelligence and civilian personnel. they served there with extraordinary skill and valor and it's worth remembering
especially the more than 2,200 american patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in afghanistan. i visited our troops in afghanistan last year to thank them on behalf of a grateful nation. i told them they could take great pride in the progress that they helped achieve. they struck devastating blows against the al qaeda leadership in the tribal regions, delivered justice to osama been laden. they pushed the taliban back so the people could reclaim their communities and send their daughters to school and improve their lives. our troops trained afghan forces so they could take the lead for their own security. and protect afghans as they voted in historic elections leading to the first democratic transfer of power in their country's history. today the american forces no longer patrol afghan villages or
valleys and our troops are not engaged in combat against the taliban. those mixes now we long to afghans who are fully responsible for securing their country. but as i've said before, while america's combat mission in afghanistan may be over, our commitment to afghanistan and its people endures. as commander in chief i will not allow afghanistan to be used as safe haven terrorists to attack our nation again. our forces remain engaged in two critical missions, training afghan forces and supporting the counterterrorism operations against the remnants of al qaeda. of course, compared to the 100,000 troops we once had in afghanistan, today fewer than 10,000 remain in support of these very focused missions. i meet regularly with my national security team including
commanders in afghanistan to continually assess honestly the situation on the ground. to determine where our strategy is working and where we may need greater flexibility. i've insisted consistently that our strategy focus on the development of a sustainable afghan capacity and self sufficiency and when we have needed additional forces to advance that goal or we needed to make adjustments in terms of our timetables then we have made those adjustments. today i want to update the american people on our efforts. since taking the lead for security earlier this year afghan forces have continued to step up. this has been the first fighting season where afghans have been on their own and fighting for their country bravely and tenaciously. afghan forces continue to hold most urban areas and when the taliban has made gains as in
konduz afghan forces backed by coalition support had been able to push them back. this has come at a very heavy price. this year alone thousands of troops and police have lost their lives as many afghan civilians. at the same time, afghan forces are still not as strong as they need to be. they are developing critical capabilities, intelligence, logistics, aviation, command and control. the taliban has made gains particularly in rural areas and can still launch deadly attacks in cities including kabul. we understood that as we transitioned that the taliban would try to exploit some of our movements out of particular areas and that it would take time for afghan security forces to strengthen. pressure from pakistan has
resulted more al qaeda coming into afghanistan and we've seen the emergence of isil presence. in key areas of the country the security situation is still very fragile and in some places there's risk of deterioration. fortunately in president gani and chief executive there is a government that supports a strong partnership with the united states. during their visit this year the president and i agreed to continue our counterterrorism operation and he has asked for continued support as forces grow stronger. following consultations with my entire national security team as well as our international partners and members of congress, president gani and chief executive abdullah i'm announcing the following steps which i am convinced offer the best possibility for lasting
progress in afghanistan. first, i've decided to maintain our current posture of 9800 troops in afghanistan through most of next year. their mission will not change. our troops with continue to pursue two narrow tasks i outlined earlier, training afghan forces and going after al qaeda but maintaining our current posture through next year rather than a more rapid draw-down will allow us to sustain our efforts to train and assist afghan forces as they grow stronger not only during this fighting season but into the next one. second, i've decided that instead of going down to a normal embassy presence in kabul by the end of 2016. we will maintain 5,500 troops at a small number of bases
including in the east and kondahar in the south. the mission will not change. our troops will focus on training afghans and counterterrorism operations. these bases will give us the presence and the reach our forces require to achieve their mission. in this sense, afghanistan is a key piece of the network of counterterrorism partnerships that we need from south asia to africa to deal more broadly with terrorist threats quickly and prevent attacks against our homeland. third, we will work with allies and partners to align the steps i'm announcing today with their own presence in afghanistan after 2016. in afghanistan we are part of a 42 nation coalition and our allies and partners can continue to play a role in helping it securing its security forces including respect for human rights.
finally because governance and development remain the foundation for stability and progress in afghanistan we will continue to support the president and the national unity government as they pursue critical reforms. new governors have been appointed and the president is working to combat corruption, strengthen institutions and uphold rule of law. as i told the president and chief executive yesterday efforts that deliver progress and justice for the afghan people will continue to have the strong support of the united states. and we cannot separate the importance of governance with the issues of security. the more effective these reforms happen, the better off the security situation is going to be. we also discussed american support of an afghan led reconciliation process. but now it should be clear to
the taliban and all who oppose its progress the only real way to achieve the full draw down is through a lasting political settlement with the afghan government. likewise, sanctuaries for the taliban and other terrorists must end. next week i'll host prime minister of pakistan and urge all parties of the region to press the taliban to return to peace talks and do their part in pursuit of the peace that afghan has deserved. in closing, i want to speak directly to those whose lives are most directly affected by decisions i'm announcing today. to the afghan people who have suffered so much. americans commitment to you and to a secure stable and unified afghanistan that remains firm. our two nations have forged a
partnership for the long term and as you defend and build your country today is a reminder that the united states keeps our commitments. and to our men and women in uniform, i know this means that some of you will rotate back into afghanistan. the end of our combat mission this is not like 2010 when nearly 500 americans were killed and many more were injured. but still, afghanistan remains dangerous. 25 brave meamericans have given their lives this year. i do not send you into harm's way lightly. the most solemn decision i make. i know the wages of war and the wounded warriors i visit in the hospital and in the grief of gold star families. but as your commander in chief i believe this mission is vital to our national security interests in preventing terrorist attacks
against our citizens and nation. and to the american people, i know that many of you have grown weary of this conflict. i do not support the idea of endless war. and i have repeatedly argued against marching into open ended military conflicts that do not serve our core security interests. yet given what's at stake in afghanistan and the opportunity for a stable and committed ally that can partner with us in preventing the emergence of future threats and the fact that we have an international coalition, i'm firmly convinced that we should make this extra effort. in the afghan government we have a serious partner who wants our help and the majority of the afghan people share our goals. we have a bilateral security agreement to guide our cooperation. and every single day afghan
forces are out there fighting and dying to protect our country. they're not looking for us to do it for them. i'm speaking of the afghan army cadet who grew up seeing bombings and attacks on innocent civilians who said because of this i took the position in the army to try and save people's lives or the police officer training to diffuse explosives. i know it's dangerous work but i've always had a dream of wearing the uniform of afghanistan and serving the people of my country or the afghan commando a veteran of many missions who said if i start telling you the stories of my life i might start crying. he serves he said because the faster we bring peace, the faster we can bring education and the stronger our unity will grow. only if these things happen will afghanistan be able to stand up
for itself. my fellow americans, after so many years of war, afghanistan will not be a perfect place. it's a poor country that will have to work hard on its development. there will continue to be contested areas. but afghans like these are standing up for their country. if they were to fail, they would endanger the security of us all. and we have made enormous investment in a stable afghanistan. afghans are making difficult but genuine progress. this modest but meaningful extension of our presence while sticking to our current narrow missions can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. may god bless our troops and all
who keep us safe and may god continue to bless the united states of america. >> mr. president can you tell us how disappointing -- [ inaudible ] >> this decision is not disappointing. continually my goal has been to make sure that we give every opportunity for afghanistan to succeed while we're still making sure we're meeting our core missions. as i've continually said, my approach is to assess the situation on the ground, figure out what's working and what's not working. make adjustments where necessary. this isn't the first time those adjustments have been made. this won't probably be the last. what i'm encouraged by is the fact that we have a government that is serious about trying to deliver security and the prospects of a better life for the afghan people.
we have a clear majority of the afghans who want to partner with us and the international community to achieve those goals. we have a bilateral security arrangement that ensures that our troops can operate in ways that protect them while still achieving their mission. and we have always known that we had to maintain a counterterrorism operation in that region in order to tamp down any reemergence of active al qaeda networks or others that is might do us harm. this is consistent with the overall vision that we have had and frankly, we anticipated as we were drawing down troops that there would be times we might need to slow things down or fill gaps in afghan capacity. and this is a reflection of that and it's a dangerous area. so part of what we're constantly trying to balance is making sure
that afghans are out there and doing what they need to do. but that we are giving them a chance to succeed and that we're making sure that our forced posture in the area for conducting those missions that we need to conduct, we can do so relatively safely. there's still risks involved but forced protection. the ability of our embassies to operate effectively factors in. we have got to constantly review these approaches. the nature of the mission has not changed and the cessation of our combat role has not changed. now, the 25 military civilians killed last year, that always weighs on my mind and 25 deaths are 25 too many. particularly for the families of the fallen.
but understand relative to what was involved when we were in an active combat role and actively engaged in war was a very different scenario. here you have a situation where we have clarity about what our mission is and a partner who wants to work with us. we're going to continually make at adjustments to ensure that we give the best possibilities for success. and i suspect that we will continue to evaluate this going forward as will the next president and as conditions improve we'll be in a position to make further adjustments. but i'm absolutely confident this is the right thing to do and i'm not disappointed because my view has always been how do we achieve our goals while minimizing the strain and exposure on our men and women in uniform and make sure we're constantly encouraging an sending a message to afghan
people this is their country and they have got to defend it. but we're going to be a steady partner for them. thank you, everybody. >> not disappointed by the reversal of his previous plans of withdrawal. he said this mission is vital to u.s. national security. i want to bring in martha raddatz. the president emphasizing the end of combat missions last year and emphasizing two narrowly focused missions. what exactly are the u.s. troops going to be doing now. >> the missions may be narrow but do involve combat. most americans would be surprised to hear this year alone we conducted 500 air strikes in support of afghan forces who needed that air support because they were under fire. and those counterterrorism operations, certainly they can have combat involved. you heard him talk about the 25 people lost this year.
we used to have about 800 bases and outposts around afghanistan. we're down to under 10 bases. so it is certainly a much, much narrower mission but as the president said with this grim and sober reminder, it is still a very dangerous place, george. >> the president said there was 100,000 troops and fewer than 10,000 now. thanks very much. we're going to return to regular programming. for many of you that is "good morning america" and we'll have much more tonight o more tonigh. >> announcer: this has been a special report from abc news. >> too many birthdays to talk about. we'll get to pop. >> time for "pop news".
and get ready to have "a very murray christmas." >> oh. >> this morning we have a sneak peek for you. bill murray's new holiday special. it just makes me laugh saying it coming to netflix. the star has high hopes, he actually promises it will go down as the greatest in history. >> wow. >> in history from the looks of the cast we're not doubting him. he's got george clooney, chris rock, miley cyrus and maya rudolph. >> come on. >> to name just a few all taking part in a variety style show. it's an early christmas gift arriving on december 4th. >> i love this song. >> i love it too. >> and i love bill murray. >> he's perfect. so george knows if you don't know this we talk about it sometimes an apple a day keeps the doctor away. you have one every single day. very healthy. strong like bull. that's what i think, strong like bull. we know that an asian pear a day keeps the hangover away. >> i bet you investigated this. >> i did investigate it. [ laughter ] i did. i did. i tried -- i tried many varieties of pears. turns out the asian pear is the
key. and we have discovered in this "pop news" investigation or in this have another pop investigation, the key to avoiding the grapes of wrath or the wrath of the grapes, amy, yes. >> love it. >> researchers in australia have discovered that eating an asian pear or drinking 7.4 ounces of its juice speeds alcohol digestion, participants in a study -- myself included -- rated hangover symptoms as much less severe if they had just an asian pear prior to a wild night out. boozers, be warned, you have to drink it before. it will not work as a hem di after the fact. >> i had a friend who said momma love the grape. >> momma love the grape. >> look at that smile. >> it wasn't me. it was a friend. >> momma love the grape. and finally just a quickie, it's getting close to halloween so we wanted to show you this kitten
who wants to be a goat this year. >> oh. >> or could it be a goat that is dressed up as a kitten? you be the judge. a little food for thought. >> or could it be dubsmash? >> you know what, amy -- >> don't ruin it for us. >> okay. i'm sorry. >> impersonate, okay. >> her kids only drink water. >> i didn't say only. >> momma drinks more than water but her kids only drink water. >> all right. >> a lot more fun ahead. jack black is going to be here. behind the scenes of "how to get away with murder." >> murder. >> murder. er." >> murderer. >> murder.
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all right. my accuweather forecast. cooling continues today, and look at friday. we'll be even cooler and right now, time to count down the "top 5." >> that is right. it is time for the "top 5." new countdown every morning taking us to number one, the biggest, the best, the buzziest and you have a special guest. >> i sure do. none other than jack black with us live this morning. [ cheers and applause ] so we're going to talk to jack coming up about the new movie, fantastic called "goosebumps." right now, though, the "top 5" movie characters, named jack, compiled by amazon. jack will impersonate each one and we will guess them. jack, number five. would you please impersonate number five. >> here's johnny! >> oh. >> jack nicholson in "the shining."
>> it was just cans. it was only cans. >> are you english? >> yes. >> no. no. it was jack traven from "speed." >> hit the thing and they thought it was a baby carriage. it was just cans. that was my keanu. need to work on that. >> i thought he was scottish. >> i'm the king of the world. >> leonardo dicaprio. >> jack dawson. >> sounds just like my other one. i hate these rather orange octobers. >> jack ryan. >> and the last one. >> on the shores -- >> jack sparrow. >> wow! >> way to go. your top five jacks in movie history besides, of course, the one and only jack black. talk to him coming up.
>> man, that was not very good, to be honest. >> it was great so -- >> wait. give me my blue card. i need that thing. oh, just go over there. >> come on over. >> oh, there it is. i had it right there all along. >> we sit with jack black and discuss the film. let us discuss your movie. >> absolutely. >> you have kids. is that why you wanted to do this? >> yeah. >> i read the books to my kids. >> it was one of the reasons outside just loved the character for real. >> so tell everybody a little about "goosebumps." you play the author. >> yeah. >> stines. >> i play, r.l. stines. all the creatures and monsters i have ever written exist in real life and trapped inside the manuscripts and when the manuscripts open out come my monsters that i've written and the whole movie is me and these kids trying to's capture the monsters by running around town trying to suck them in the book.
>> none other than, r.l. stine was on the red carpet. take a look at what he had to say about your performance. >> really? >> jack black was the highlight of the whole experience. what an actor. what a performance. unbelievable. he looks just like me. >> that's really touching. that was so sweet of him to say. thanks, r.l. >> all right, it was you. what did your kids think? i understand you got to have a special screening. very cool dad move at their school. >> i did. i asked sony pictures if i could screen it at their school and they flipped. they loved it. obsessed with slappy, the ventriloquist dummy. >> i like slappy too. >> when we went to the premiere both of my boys wanted to be slappy in the premiere. >> i saw that picture. >> so mission accomplished.
my boys love it. >> how about you guys? what do you like to read and what's your favorite scary book or movie? >> my favorite scary book of all time? well, i really loved edgar allan poe short stories when i was a kid. >> you really did? >> pretty advanced. >> that is advanced. very dark. >> yeah. >> but, you know, i love -- it's one of my favorite genres, "the shining" is probably my favorite movie of all time. jack nicholson in "the shining." >> you nailed in our "top 5." >> that was the only one i nailed. >> that was fun. >> my keanu reeves -- i don't know. >> so we understand that you have also agreed to play a game with us calling it you don't know jack. >> oh, good. >> it's basically two truths and a lie. >> okay. >> and you will say them to camera. two of these things are true. one is the lie. we will have to guess which is -- >> we'll see if you do know jack. >> okay. here we go, everybody. you don't know jack, begin. >> okay.
my first truth, i cried three times during "toy story 3." >> truth number two. >> truth number two, jack black is a blackjack master. >> okay. >> truth number three, my first paid acting gig was a commercial for atari when i was 13. >> blackjack master, atari commercial and what was the first one? >> and the first one was i cried three times during "toy story." >> what do you think, what was the lie, the crying? the crying? i'm going to say -- i'm going to just say i think that you're not really -- it would be too coincidental to be a blackjack master. >> ding, ding, ding, you do know jack. i am not good at blackjack. there's a lot of subtleties to that blackjack game that i have not mastered but i did cry three times during "toy story 3." holding hands going into the --
and my first paid acting gig was a commercial for atari. >> do you remember -- do you remember what you did in that commercial? >> just last night i was lost in the jungle with pitfall harry. >> nailed it. >> surrounded by scorpions and man-eating crocodiles. it was like it was yesterday. >> yeah. >> you never forget your first gig. >> you never do. and we can see now why you are starring in a major motion picture. >> you're the best. >> you're the best. >> give me a hug. >> give blackjack master. everybody check out "goosebumps," kids, parents alike, it's terrific and in theaters tomorrow. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> back inside to miss amy. >> chilly out here. >> it is. >> thank you and another jack, jack osbourne opening up about his battle with ms three years ago. he went on to finish third on "dancing with the stars," hosted a paranormal investigation show and he and his wife lisa welcomed another baby girl in june. abc's sara haines sat down with the former reality tv star to
find out how he and his family are doing. >> reporter: how old is little andy now? >> andy is 16 weeks. she -- me and my wife are convinced she hates us already. >> reporter: you posted an adorable video. of your wife and the baby. you're the reality tv guy. is she okay with that? >> she -- i've had to delete pictures in the past that i've -- videos i snuck of her. she gets a little ticked off. >> you don't ask for permission. forgiveness. >> i've learned now. >> i could give you a tip or two. don't do that. now you went on "dancing with the stars" just about a year after sharing your diagnosis. was that extra special to not only be able to do that but to do so well? >> i went in it being like, hey, you know what, i'll do this and prove a point, people with ms, we are capable of doing what everyone else can do and then after like three or four weeks you're just like i'm going -- i'm winning. i'm going to keep going.
>> i'm taking this all the way. you've been working with a special campaign to raise awareness and dispel maybe some myths you mentioned. >> i partnered up and we started this campaign called you don't know jack about ms. when i got diagnosed i'd go online and go to certain medical websites and this and that and i couldn't find anything that was here's ms. here's what it is, here's some information on how to take care of yourself and here's some people's experience. >> what do you think the biggest myth people have about ms is? >> i mean there's so many. i think probably the biggest myth that i get frustrated by is that, you know, i think people automatically assume you're no longer able-bodied and i think that's a huge thing. you'll have to be confined to, you know, a wheelchair or what have you but it's not the case anymore. there's so many treatments out there. >> our thanks to jack and to sara and you can find out more info on the you don't know jack about ms partnership on that organization's website.
time now to head back outside and ginger. >> and, amy, all we can talk about is the chill and then we're starting to think, well, let's go ahead and get warm. but you get warm and go to south florida, this is what's going to happen. you see a beautiful sunrise but then you may get rain and storms. that stationary front will stick around. a couple of inches of rain but, of course a lot of those places still wanting it after being in the drought. i'll leave you with that big picture. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. clouds and sunshine today and a stray light shower, cooler for all of us, from 70 in san francisco to mid-80s inland east bay. my accuweather seven-day fore >> all that weather brought to you by amazon prime and now michael is here with legendary nfl tight end tony gonzalez talking about their inspiring documentary "play it forward." michael. >> thank you, ginger. and i am here with tony gonzales and, tony, yes.
tony, everybody. and i got to say i had an opportunity to play against you when i was with the giants and you were with the chiefs and you were with the atlanta falcons and made a documentary with you detailing your journey throughout your career and life with your brother, chris, and how was it to see this unfold at the tribeca film festival to see your life unfold in front of everybody. >> first of all it's surreal when you see everybody looking at the personal side. that's always been the football side but i was really proud of the story that we told like you said it was my journey to one of the best years of my life. we went to the nfc championship that year but then my brother's journey and the way it chronicled our family and how we support each other is a side of our nfl lives that most people don't get to see. it was really unique from that standpoint watching how we support each other and how i supported my brother through his journey of becoming a fireman. >> here's a player who brings a family with him. your case is a little different. you did bring your family with you but it was your brother's dream to play football and he stepped in and did a lot of
things that a father would do for you to make sure you made it and how is the relationship with your brother? i know you two didn't talk for a year and a half after this film was made. >> you know, he sacrificed a lot of his life and his dreams to really support mine and really help me. he was that confidant and that no guy. you have a lot of yes people but he was that no guy. you're not that good. you're getting out of hand. why don't we go home and shut it down early. after the doc was shot we stopped talking and maybe that was because football got taken away. that was always our common ground. what we always spoke about but went through ups and downs but we are talking today and it's one of those things, you got to get it wrong before you get it right and i think our relationship now is stronger than ever. >> and what do you hope people take away from this film? >> you know, like i debated on whether or not to tell anybody we stopped talking for a year and a half after the documentary because we supported each other but i want people to take away the family dynamic and how we support -- we're just one story
of many out there. but like i said in the film it'll make you laugh. it'll make you cry but most of all it's going to make you cheer not just for sports but for life. just chasing your dreams and getting after it and supporting each other. >> it's a family film. talk about families supporting each other, helping each other reach their dreams. that's what we're all about at "gma." we'll send it back to you, amy. >> all right, thanks so much. coming up your all access pass to speaking of family i need some help here, "how to get away with murder." >> murder. >> the cast sharing their secrets about each other next on "gma." ♪shining, shimmering, splendid ♪tell me, princess, now when did♪
>> as you can probably tell we can't get enough of "how to get away with murder" around here and our nick watt find out how to get on the show's set spending time with emmy winner viola davis and the outstanding cast. >> reporter: murder, mayhem, sex, more murder, more sex. >> oh. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: courtroom, bedroom, classrooms it's addictive tv. why? >> i think that it has a very intriguing leading lady on it. that's what i think. >> reporter: you think that's the secret. >> very attractive. >> you think that's the secret. >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: maybe the fact that viola davis puts in an historic emmy winning performance, the first ever african-american dramatic actress winner. >> this is criminal law 100 or as i prefer to call it, how to get away with murder. >> reporter: davis, of course,
played annalise keating. >> i want you to kill me. >> i'm sorry. >> i don't have to come in in season two and go, okay, we can't do this script because you wouldn't say a, b, c and d. she can do anything. >> you're a monster. >> reporter: and she does. legal queen bee with her hive of associates and student hangers on. >> it's a closed set but they've let us in. they may regret this. >> stop being so damned sensitive and get on board. >> reporter: today i'm taking class. my name is nick watt. welcome to how to give a press interview 101 or as i like to call it -- how to embarrass your cast mates. i find you all despicable but i can't help watching it. >> i feel the same way about "good morning america." >> reporter: who is most likely to actually commit a crime? >> this woman over here. >> i wholeheartedly disagree. >> reporter: in real life, who would you choose to be your
defense attorney to save your life? >> no one. >> reporter: who is most like their actual character? >> what! i think aja. >> sorry. >> reporter: my class, karla souza wins the trophy. you're the most unprofessional interviewee which makes you the best. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i spent time before season one, they are so much fun to hang out with as you saw. >> like a family. >> nick always has fun with those pieces. >> catch a new episode of "how to get away with murder" tonight at 9:00, 10:00 central part of the tgit lineup here on abc but coming up next on "gma," tom hanks opening up about his wife rita wilson's health battle and his new role all of that just ahead. come on back. ♪ i bet my life
do you know someone whose home needs a face-lift? "gma" wants to make over a room for one lucky viewer so go now to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to find out how to enter and give someone the epic surprise of a new room in their home. >> tom hanks generating oscar buzz for his new role in "bridge of spies." it's a harrowing spy drama about two superpowers on the brink of war and anchor juju chang spoke to him about the role and the health battle for his wife rita. >> reporter: he plays james donovan a little known insurance lawyer turned high stakes diplomatic negotiator. >> he was a bad ass. a brawler when it came down to the finer points of the law which he would be happy to parse out. to take down to its very root of the constitution. >> reporter: asked to personally broker a spy swap during the
height of the cold war, his client a convicted soviet spy for a captured american u2 pilot. >> he was extraordinarily great at sitting down and brokering a deal and talking turkey and let's both win here. i've read that from the secret of other like negotiators is that the only successful negotiation is when both sides win. >> the russians want their pan back. we want to you negotiate the swap. >> reporter: "bridge of spies" already garnering early oscar buzz, the fourth collaboration between hanks and steven spielberg. >> what he does, he either comes in and tells you exactly where you're going to stand and exactly what you're going to do and then you do that and it ends up being one of the most powerful moments in the motion picture. >> next mistake our countries make could be the last one. >> you're telling me your acting is intuitive. >> i read something and i know instinctively to do it, that i want to do it and how to process it.
>> reporter: not a lot of drama classes or method acting for you. >> no, actually the opposite. every role i have taken has been impacted upon by everybody else that i interact with and i've worked with phenomenal actors that i've learned a lot from. >> reporter: he's learned the most perhaps from his life partner, rita wilson. >> we've been married for 27 years. >> reporter: i know she's had some health challenges. >> yeah, she was very open about that, very smart about it. part of it is because, look, you know, people take our pictures when we walk into restaurants and she's not one to shy away from authenticity and the truth.
today we're gonna talk about trucks. works for me. which truck brand do you think offers best in class hd towing? ford. i would say the ram. ok, lets move to the second door. best v8 horsepower. the ram. i say ford on the v8. chevy. what about this year's motortrend truck of the year? chevy. what do you think? the ford. there's no reason why they shouldn't be. let's see how you did. oohh! that's the chevy silverado hd, the chevy silverado, and the chevy colorado. no way?! chevy, chevy, chevy. wow. that's a clean sweep.
tomorrow, the amazing story of this brave transgender teen born into this world as a male identical twin but they were anything but identical. now tomorrow the remarkable journey, the acceptance and one family's love on abc's "good morning america." before we go a note from our partners at yahoo! a great way to give during the month of october if you go to do.yahoo.com they will donate ten cents to dosomething.org. a great organization founded by your husband. >> that's correct. i agree, george. thanks for watching, george. >> have a good day.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. the great shakeout takes place today. millioning across california will drop, cover and hold on at 10:15 this morning. b.a.r.t. triggering an earthquake alarm automatically slowing trains to 27 miles per hour. the goal, practice what needs to be done when an actual earthquake hits. a bunch of little ones. mike nicco is here. >> under the crow canyon country club. another one, 3.2. also sprinkles moving through livermore, plerchtton and is a knoll grade heading divorce milpitas and san jose. the case today, radar active. most won't receive the ground. cooler this weekend. heavy traffic coming into san francisco adross the bay bridge toll. the plaza is absolutely packed. take ak 18 minutes to get across. back to the drive south, dned
power line and that means heavy traffic. kristen? leyla, thanks. >> it's "live with kelly & michael." today, star of "jess stone: lost in paradise," tom selleck. and from the new drama, "limitless," jennifer carpenter. plus, performing her big hit, "rise up," andra day, all next on "live." and now, your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television]