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good morning, america. hermine triggers states of emergency. and dangerous coastal flooding. as life-threatening rip currents from the carolinas to new england keep beaches closed this morning. now the storm is tracking farther east. now, have millions dodged a bullet? breaking right now, high-stakes showdown. president obama meets one-on-one with russia's president vladimir putin, trying to strike a deal on syria to fight isis. the president speaking out from china just moments ago. and nascar superstar dale earnhardt jr. now announcing that he's stepping away from the racetrack. >> i definitely don't belong in a race car today. >> the crash that's put his career on hold, sidelining the two-time daytona 500 winner with another concussion. >> it's earnhardt! >> will he ever get behind the wheel again? and saved at sea.
a fishing boat with dozens on board crashing into rocks, taking on water. passengers scrambling for life rafts, waiting desperately to be rescued. >> we were in the right place at the right time for those people. >> how good samaritans got there in the nick of time. and good morning, america. happy labor day. great to have paula faris here. >> oh, it's great to be here. thanks for the invite, george. we hope you're having a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend so far. but this morning all eyes are on hermine, a post-tropical cyclone tracking north. warnings and watches are in place all along the coastline. >> hermine's still ruining the holiday for millions even as the storm spins into the atlantic. most beaches are closed to swimmers this morning after red flag warnings like this one in bradley beach, new jersey. and look at ocean city on sunday. those winds are so high right there blowing sand all across the shore. now, let's take a look live at that beach right now.
should be pretty packed this labor day. those waves are hitting pretty hard right there. ginger, even though the worst may have passed, you still have the danger of rip currents. >> right, and that's where the impacts will be, in the ocean. for anybody planning to go to the beach or in the ocean, that's the storm. inland, everyone seems to have a decent time because this storm is so far east. at this point post-tropical cyclone hermine is about 300 miles south and east of long island. it is moving north. it will turn back to the north and west, so eastern long island, parts of coastal rhode island, nantucket there, all in tropical storm warning and then those coastal flood warnings and advisories stretch all the way down to virginia because it is that piling up of surf and water that does this that you're about to see where gio benitez is this morning in holgate, new jersey. >> reporter: hey, ginger, good morning to you. this is just incredible. i want you to compare this with my height. take a look right here now. this is a massive dune here. the waves were just as high, just tearing away at this dune
and tearing away at your holiday weekend. off the mid-atlantic coast, post-tropical cyclone hermine showing her power. causing coastal erosion on the jersey shore. rolling up the eastern seaboard, sending high winds up to 70 miles per hour. out in the atlantic, a rough ride for passengers on board royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas," heading to bermuda. >> in the restaurant, dishes going all over the place. >> reporter: a warning for beachgoers with hermine creating some of the strongest rip currents of the summer. >> we're not expecting huge crowds at the beach. but we're probably going to have a lot of guards down by the jetty with the rip currents. >> reporter: the threat leaving many beaches closed on the unofficial final days of summer. this morning, many residents cleaning up after hermine rocked the coastal south over the weekend. >> we lost the deck. >> reporter: in florida, some residents still battling rising waters. >> i look out my window and we
have an ocean on our front porch. >> reporter: with others forced to evacuate their homes and thousands spending labor day weekend without power. >> there is a lot of water that still has to move through our county, so we're not out of the woods yet. >> reporter: and back out here live on long beach island, i just want you to take a look at the water, the surf is rough, it is dangerous. of course you're going to have those rip currents. the beaches are here closed so, if you live near the coast, just don't get in the water. ginger. >> and that's the warning we want everyone to listen to this morning. thank you, gio. i think a lot of people are waking up and maybe you're watching this morning and saying where did the storm go. it was so sunny, so beautiful and i'm waking up again to a mix of sun and clouds. well, let me explain this to you. as of saturday morning the forecast position on all the computer models that we love was taking it very close to the coast. if that had happened we would have been in huge trouble. here's what actually happened. the low went east. it just kept moving east so every time we kept thinking it's
going to turn north now and then it wouldn't. right about here is where it went wrong. it should have gone north there as far as the computer models were concerned but it wanted to give us a safer, better holiday weekend. 200 miles to the east. that's exactly how it happened. >> thank goodness it went wrong. >> right. >> i was wondering that. thanks for the explanation. we want to move to breaking news overseas. president obama is in china for the g20 summit, speaking this morning about his meeting with vladimir putin to discuss syria and how to fight isis. the president will be speaking shortly, but abc's bob woodruff is in china with the very latest. good morning, bob. >> reporter: president obama spoke for about 40 minutes. that meeting of the two presidents lasted much longer than anybody expected, about an hour and a half. president obama said an agreement will take much more work. >> given the gaps of trust that
exists that's a tough negotiation and we haven't yet closed the gaps in a way we think it would actually work but my instructions to secretary kerry and mr. putin's instructions to was to keep working on it over the next several days. because, the faster we can provide some relief to folks on the ground the better off we're going to be. >> reporter: other important discussions in that meeting with president putin were about ukraine and cybersecurity. george and paula. we're going to move on now to the race for the white house. kicking off a home stretch this labor day with both candidates hard at work in the key states of ohio. mary bruce is on the trail in cleveland with the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: hi, george, good morning. no rest for clinton and trump
today with the election just 64 days away the candidates will be making competing pitches to voters here in the key state of ohio as they enter the final fall stretch. this morning, as the candidates start their sprint to the finish, a first for donald trump. ♪ trump visiting an african-american church in detroit on saturday, swaying along and making a rare direct appeal. >> i fully understand that the african-american community has suffered from discrimination and that there are many wrongs that must still be made right. >> reporter: a softer tone from trump after weeks of fiery pitches to almost all-white crowds. >> i'm asking for the vote of every single african-american citizen. you're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: but no change in tone when it comes to hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton is the most dishonest candidate for president of the united states since richard nixon. >> reporter: trump's running mate on the attack after the fbi released new documents in the
investigation into clinton's e-mails, telling investigators she relied heavily on her staff to mark and handle classified information and that she did not know the letter "c" in e-mails stood for classified. her running mate coming to her defense. >> these notes demonstrate clearly why the fbi saw no need for additional criminal proceedings. >> reporter: meanwhile, clinton has been noticeably quiet on the campaign trail as she makes a final summer dash for cash, fund-raising with big donors and celebrities and still largely ignoring the press. it's now been 275 days since her last full-blown press conference. >> is this going to change? >> all the time as hillary is out on the trail, she's talking to the press, hundreds of interviews. i'm doing the same. the labor day to election day stretch is going to ramp up even more. >> reporter: now, still no word on when clinton will hold her next press conference but she's giving reporters new access. when she lands here in ohio
later today it will be on a new plane with her press corps on board. george. >> all is set for the home stretch. mary bruce, thanks very much. i'm here with matt dowd, political analyst. labor day used to be considered the start of the presidential campaign. now, it's the beginning of the end. let's look at where things stand right now. after a rough start in august donald trump has tightened things up a bit. >> yeah, the race has trended back to where it was preconvention when hillary and the democrats had a great convention and donald trump made a series of errors. it's gone back to a three or four-point race. the interesting thing about this race is, somebody could win this with 43% or 44% of the vote which changes the dynamics in states and demography. >> yeah, that's because you have two other candidates in there, green party candidate jill stein and lib train candidate gary johnson. johnson doing fairly well, approaching 10% in some polls but can he make a real difference if he doesn't get into those debates?
>> well, it looks like he won't get into the debates because he has to get an average of 15%. according to the debate commission. he can still make a difference, because he can allow either candidate to lower their barrier that they need to win, so donald trump can underperform with minorities and still win the presidency. hillary clinton can underperform with white voters and still win the presidency. >> and that debate september 26, scheduled for september 26, still the biggest x factor in this race. >> as you know, george, anything can happen in the next 60 or 62 days but the debates will determine this. hillary clinton can either put donald trump away or donald trump can get right back in this race, overcome this lid he seems to have at 40% or 41%. that could change the entire dynamic of this. >> and both candidates need that debate in a way because they both are entering this home stretch with such high negatives. >> yeah, they have two huge liabilities that i think the debate is crucial for each of them. donald trump has to prove that he's presidential and doesn't make the country feel insecure in some of the manner with which he relates to them, and hillary clinton as we heard from the piece has to solve this trust problem that she has that continues to weigh her down and doesn't allow her to put donald trump away. >> so, if you were her would you
do a full-blown press conference before the debate? >> yes, absolutely. do a chris christie-style press conference where you go for an hour and a half, exhaust the press by standing there taking one after another. then you can clean up things at the debate. >> okay, matthew dowd, thanks very much. >> september 26 is going to be must-see tv. >> and hook em, horns. nay won, double overtime. >> you had to get that in there. >> i was conflicted. they were playing notre dame as a catholic -- hook 'em horns. >> politics and sports with matt dowd. good to see you're not one dimensional. thank you. now to two amusement ride accidents making headlines this monday morning from chicago to memphis where eight people were taken to the hospital after lap bars opened on the ride before it came to a full stop. abc's eva pilgrim is here with the very latest. >> reporter: paula, a terrifying trend, the absolute last thing you want to happen. but almost every week now for the last month some sort of accident involving a ride and the number of people hurt keeps adding up. this morning, two accidents at
two different local fairs leaving a dozen people, mostly children, recovering. >> i really thought i was going to die. >> reporter: this ride at the delta fair in memphis now shut down after this terrifying scene, pure panic as the moonraker ride malfunctions. the safety bar opening up before the ride reached the ground. people left dangling, holding on for their lives, some falling from their seats. >> my youngest daughter is hurt bad. >> reporter: shawn owen's daughter faith has a broken wrist and neck injury. one of half a dozen children rushed to the hospital, this within hours of another fair accident in chicago. >> the ems plan one for the multiple injuries at the carnival. >> reporter: six children hitting their heads when a roller coaster came to an abrupt stop. >> one of the little girls kind of whipped forward and she hit her face on part of the ride. >> reporter: the total number of scares at amusement parks and carnivals now totaling six in just the last month, including a 10-year-old killed on the
world's largest water slide in kansas, and three hospitalized when something went wrong on a ferris wheel in greenville, tennessee. >> the majority of the incidents that occur on rides today, whether at an amusement park or a carnival happen today are human error. >> reporter: and that appears to be the case in this most recent accident in memphis. >> the ride operator panicked and hit a button that released the safety bars before the ride was actually in the cradle. >> reporter: the association representing carnival operators telling abc news injuries are rare and that, of the more than a billion carnival rides americans take each year, only 13,000 people suffered injuries requiring emergency room visits. we've seen a lot of these recently, it's enough to make people pause before they get on. >> and it just feels like they've happened in a condensed period of time. thank you, eva. we move on now to that announcement rocking nascar. superstar dale earnhardt jr. sitting out the rest of the
season for health reasons. he's 41 now so his future in the sport may be in doubt. abc's t.j. holmes is here with the latest. good morning, t.j. >> george, this is not the biggest name in racing, this is a legendary name. earnhardt. he says he will not race again this year because of an issue we're used to hearing associated with football, concussions. now, we don't know what's going to happen in the future, when he's going to be back in that race car again. because his doctor says he's just trying to get him to be a human being again. >> i think it's the right decision considering how i feel. >> reporter: dale earnhardt jr., the most popular driver in nascar, says he's not fit to drive. >> i definitely don't belong in a race car today by any stretch of the imagination. >> reporter: and won't return to racing this year because of complications from a concussion he suffered in this crash -- >> and dale earnhardt jr. -- >> reporter: at the michigan speedway back in june. earnhardt says he didn't feel any symptoms until weeks after the crash. he hasn't been seen behind the
wheel since july 9th as he's continued a slow and difficult recovery. >> i struggled with my eyes for a while and i'm starting to see improvements there. my balance is miles better than it was. >> reporter: this comes on the heels of his announcement that he's donating his brain to concussion research. in response to a "sports illustrated" story about nfl players doing the same, earnhardt tweeted in march, what use is it to you at that point? i'm going to donate mine. earnhardt has suffered several concussions in his career, including two in 2012, the first during a test drive in kansas where he blew a tire and slammed the wall. then just two months later spinning out of control in a chain-reaction crash during the race at the talladega superspeedway. >> and guys, this is at least his fourth concussion he's had in his career. he's going to wait and try next year. he said he's aiming for next season, he plans to be back in that car but he says he even has trouble walking down the sidewalk. he said sometimes i need more space on a sidewalk than most
people. if you can't do that you don't need to be going 200 miles per hour in a car. this is an interesting case for him. he said it was weeks after this last concussion before he felt anything. who knows how long he was out there in that car having issues before he really realized it. this is scary for him, 41 years old. >> t.j., thanks very much. sticking with sports, u.s. open time. it's a big day today. both serena and venus williams take the court. they're on track for a sibling showdown. we all want to see that. nick watt is tracking all the action this morning. hi, nick. >> good morning. you know what, we may never see the likes of serena williams ever again. she's chalking up records, she's on the brink of sporting immortality. the only thing possibly standing in her way, maybe some big nerves on the big occasion and maybe her big sister venus. game face, check. compression sleeves, check. serena is ready to make history, pulverizing her opponent for her
307th grand slam, world record, the most ever by a woman and tied with roger federer for the most wins ever by a human being. >> obviously, i want to keep that number going higher and see what can happen. >> reporter: and if serena lifts the trophy here this week, it will be a record-breaking 23rd grand slam trophy and a record 7th u.s. open crown. but she's on a collision course to meet sister venus in the semifinals, the best sister act in sports, 36 years young venus, this weekend, crushing an opponent ten years her junior. >> that energy when match point rolled up and i'm like, i'm right at home. >> reporter: dominating the courts since the turn of the century, two more wins apiece and that semifinal showdown is on. and we might not see many more. oh, and serena says those compression sleeves make her think of a superhero. me too. super serena. it's got a ring to it.
now, serena tips her hat to the trailblazers who came before her, billie jean king, but she says that female athletes are still treated differently than men. she's trying to do her best to re-adjust that balance, but you know, it's a tough one. but today she's playing today. if she wins today, she'll become the winningest grand slam player ever. she will eclipse the great roger federer. enough said. >> that's a big milestone. meanwhile, there was a big upset on the men's side. >> nadal out. clearing the way for andy murray to win the whole thing. >> i was exhausted watching that match, over four hours. running on fumes at that point. i almost passed out watching it. thanks, nick. let's go over to ginger to save paula. >> i will. tropical storm newton now traveling to cabo san lucas tomorrow.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area highlights. beaty and warmer today on labor day. cooling at night. our first autumn heat wave arrives this week. not too bad today, cool at coast into san francisco, and 60s there and 70s in the bay and 80s inland. tonight in the upper 40s inland valley and low-to-mid 50s elsewhere. my seven-day forecast shows the string of low-to-upper 90s from tuesday to saturday. and coming up here on "gma," jonbenet ramsey's father speaking out nearly 20 years after her death.
>> death would have been a welcome relief from the pain and agony i felt. >> his diary entries after the murder and the documentary promising new revelations. and caught on camera, this dramatic rescue of a boat with dozens on board hits the rocks. the good samaritans rushing in just in time. rocks. good samaritans rushing in just in time.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> check out these temperatures. good morning on this labor day. thank you for following us. 40s and 50s. in fact we are losing two minutes and 20 seconds of sunshine every day. 60s at the coast, 80s inland. and we have an inland heat wave this week. reggie? >> thank you. coming up, 20 years after jonbenet ramsey was killed new details on the investigation. her father is talking in a new documentary. another update in 30 minutes
i'm in the break room. enjoy the bold taste of ocean spray any time or place. and welcome back to "gma" on this labor day. you're looking live at holgate, new jersey, the beach closed to swimmers this morning because of post-tropical cyclone hermine. the storm tracking north, sparking watches and warnings. along the coastline this labor day. ginger is following all the latest. also right now, president obama in china this morning for the g20 summit where he met with russian president vladimir putin. the two discussed syria and the fight against isis. not yet reached an agreement but they say talks will continue. and this morning, soccer player megan rapinoe making headlines, taking a knee in a show of solidarity with quarterback colin kaepernick. >> continuing that conversation, that's her whole point. and speaking of football, i
guess you could say, you called a couple of games over the weekend in college football, but jesse, it's great to have you here this morning. you have a great story about a rescue coming up. >> imagine being on a boat with 25 other people and at 5:00 in the morning your boat hits rocks and you start sinking. this morning there are a lot of people thankful for good samaritans who came to their rescue and we'll hear from them coming up. >> amazing story there. thanks, jesse, for being here this morning. now to new questions about jonbenet ramsey's death. nearly 20 years after the 6-year-old pageant queen was murdered, her father is speaking out in a new documentary. abc's david wright is here with the story. good morning, david. >> good morning, george. it's hard to believe it was 20 years ago that jonbenet ramsey case was media obsession but it was never solved. now it's the focus of a two-hour documentary debuting tonight on a&e. ♪ >> reporter: she was a 6-year-old beauty queen found strangled to death in the basement of her parents' upscale home in boulder, colorado, the morning after christmas 1996.
>> we lost our child. we were devastated. >> reporter: a cold case that is still officially open. >> we have not and will not give up. we remain focused on this investigation and finding justice for jonbenet. >> reporter: the case file bulging with 1500 pieces of evidence, including 200 dna samples and 20,000 tips and leads. boulder police interviewed some 1,000 people in 18 states, but are still no closer to catching the killer. >> this person murdered jonbenet. >> reporter: this morning, a&e's new documentary promises new revelations. >> suddenly a little light went on and it was just like, wait a minute, it was a stun gun. >> reporter: testing the theory that an intruder committed the murder. >> the test revealed that mixed with jonbenet's blood was the dna of an unknown male. >> reporter: in 2006 authorities thought they had their man. a man named john mark carr actually confessed.
>> i loved jonbenet and she died accidentally. >> reporter: but his dna did not match so he was never charged. jonbenet's parents also came under suspicion and they sat down with barbara walters years ago. >> mr. ramsey, did you kill jonbenet? >> no, i did not. >> mrs. ramsey, did you kill your daughter? >> no, i did not kill my daughter. >> reporter: the new documentary includes a heartbreaking new interview with the father. >> death would have been a welcome relief from the pain and agony i felt. >> reporter: only 12 years after the crime did boulder authorities exonerate the family and issue an apology. the death of his daughter still haunts john ramsey to this day. >> we keep our curtains closed. our doors and windows are locked. going anywhere is a major organized and planned operation. we get people coming to the door claiming to have information that can be helpful in the case. it didn't matter.
we had lost our child. that's what mattered. >> reporter: this new a&e documentary is the first of several true crime shows that are hoping to shed new light on this cold case, a lot like those o.j. simpson shows from last year. if jonbenet had survived she would be 26 years old. >> incredible. >> thank you, david. and that a&e documentary, the killing of jonbenet, the truth uncovered, premieres tonight. paula. >> thank you, george. we want to move now to a bizarre twist in a legal battle between exes. a florida woman claims that her former fiance abused her but now, this video right here which shows her apparently hitting herself is raising some serious questions and abc's linzie janis is here with the story. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, paula. she says her millionaire fiance beat her. he says she beat herself, then tried to frame him. he also says she stole millions of dollars in jewelry from him before calling off their wedding. this morning, this disturbing video is at the center of a
he said/she said breakup that's now spiralled into a nasty legal fight between a millionaire businessman and his ex fiance. mary hunt, seen here, apparently hitting herself in a fit of rage. attorneys for 45-year-old scott mitchell releasing selected clips from his home security system to refute hunt's claims that her former fiance was abusive, giving her a black eye. >> there's no evidence scott mitchell was ever physically abusive. this was her response to a disagreement that she just started hitting herself about the face and body and screaming. >> reporter: but hunt's attorney says mitchell was abusive, and that the 29-year-old's black eye was from an argument with mitchell a week after this incident. >> he emotionally abused her, he physically abused her. he was enraged because on that very day she cancelled the wedding plans with a wedding planner. >> reporter: hunt's lawyer pointing to this video evidence
of mitchell's hot temper. >> please stop, my keys are inside. >> where are they? >> in the bedroom. i don't feel safe going inside. >> he is incapable of controlling his emotions and when he doesn't get what he wants, he will go to any length to get it. >> reporter: the bad blood between the couple escalated after a breakup that they both claimed initiated. mitchell now suing hunt, accusing her of stealing $2 million worth of jewelry. from his home safe. hunt is now facing criminal charges for the alleged heist which she vehemently denies. hunt has been charged with grand theft. her attorney is meeting with state prosecutors this week and hopes to get that charge dropped. paula? >> thanks. the video of her striking herself is tough to watch. >> really strange. coming up on our big board, the truth about your soap. the fda now banning the sale of some antibacterial hand wash. and the latest on the colin kaepernick controversy. police threatening to boycott games. our insider will join us in just
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and it's time for the big board. our team of insiders here weigh in on today's top stories, including dr. jen ashton. your story is coming up. but we begin with a big announcement from the fda. the agency is banning the sale of many antibacterial soaps saying the industry has failed to prove they are safe and effective. dermatologist dr. whitney bowe is here. whitney, i think this is going to come as a surprise to a lot of people. some of these antibacterial soaps no more effective than soap and water so, how did the fda arrive at this decision? >> well, george, it's the fda's job to weigh the risk versus the benefits. outweighed the benefits. in this case the risks outweighed the benefits. now, there are two main health concerns when it comes to including these antibacterial ingredients such as triclosan. one being that they're thought to actually promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria otherwise known as superbugs, and the other being that there are some animal studies showing
that they might actually affect hormones. so the soap industry, when they failed to actually present compelling evidence showing that these antibacterial soaps were any more effective at spreading germs than your sort of ordinary soap and water, that's when the fda made their official ruling. >> so, i guess you just use regular soap and water. dr. bowe, some products are going to remain on the market that do contain these chemicals. why is that? >> well, paula, it comes back to that risk versus benefit ratio. for example, there's a toothpaste out there, colgate total that contains triclosan. in that case the studies clearly show by including that ingredient you're preventing gum disease. so, in that case, the benefits outweigh the risks. but in general, that being said, i think that all of these ingredients are just going to be under much closer scrutiny moving forward. >> so, i can still find my hand
sanitizer on the shelves, correct? >> for now, yes. okay, we want to move now to football. we're talking about the growing controversy around colin kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem overnight. and soccer superstar megan rapinoe from the women's national team, she was kneeling during the anthem in solidarity as the santa clara police union threatens to boycott san francisco 49ers home games. if the team doesn't take action against the quarterback for criticizing officers. we have legal analyst areva martin who joins us now. i've got to ask you, the president of the police union said, quote, the 49ers are allowing this to come out from an employee and it's making for a hostile work environment for us at the stadium. from a legal standpoint, do they have a valid argument against the 49ers organization? >> not really. feeling disrespected and even insulted is not tantamount to workplace harassment. look, federal and state law make it very clear -- you need severe and pervasive intimidating
conduct or language based on race, sex, age or origin. kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem and even wearing socks that have pigs dressed in police uniforms just don't meet that requirement. and i don't see any basis here for the police union failing to comply with its legal obligations to provide security to the team. so i think this argument is not going very far as it relates to the police union. >> but, areva, it's pretty clear that kaepernick's actions have stirred up a lot of anger towards him, towards the 49ers. let's say the 49ers suspend him, release him, they could then face legal ramifications, correct? >> great question, george. absolutely. if the team were to release kaepernick solely because he's exercising his first amendment right to not stand for the national anthem, they would face probably a pretty big retaliation lawsuit. and i think it's interesting to note in this case, kaepernick's jersey sales have increased
dramatically during this entire controversy. >> yeah, he's number one right now in jersey sales. okay, areva, thank you very much. we're going to move on now to a story sounding alarms about sperm donations. a man who fathered 36 children has turned himself in to police, admitted he lied to the company about his background. dr. jen ashton here for more on that. jen, he was presented to parents as a healthy person, intelligent person, well educated. turns out he's a college dropout with a criminal record, suffering from schizophrenia. how does something like this happen? >> he was presented that way to parents because that's how he presented himself. when you're talking about sperm donation, two separate issues, medical screening and psychosocial screening. the medical screening is straightforward. communicable diseases are tested, the sperm is quarantined and if it's cleared it's use. psychosocial, the fda has regulations.
each individual sperm bank will have their own. yes, they do criminal background checks. yes, they should ask for college transcripts but the bottom line is people can still lie. when you talk about those children, 36 children, very, very frightening, and you can trace obviously the identity of the sperm donor so it will be revealed to those parents, but we have to remember genetics and family history is just one part of the puzzle. it's not a complete guarantee that they'll go down the same road. >> this was an anonymous sperm donor but let's say the parties in many cases they actually know one another. in that particular situation are the rules different? >> some are and some are not. you would like to think if you know the person, a directed sperm donor, then there would be greater honesty, greater transparency. the screening for medical issues still occurs. and then the psychosocial screening, of course psychologists and social workers still evaluate those donors because this is really a big deal. >> go ahead. >> there are a lot of women out there listening to this right now that may not have a significant other in their life but do want to start a family and they're considering this so
what do they need to be aware of? >> ask a ton of questions. you have those rights. and the clinic should be transparent and forthcoming. they should be accredited, they should be licensed and people working there should be board certified. take your time. this is a massive decision. >> it is. >> areva, there's a legal angle to this as well. police say that aggeles admitted to falsifying information but hasn't been charged with anything, at least not yet. so, is this a crime? >> it could be. i think we're going to hear and learn more about this as the investigation continues. but making false statements in a situation like this could lead to criminal prosecution, and we shouldn't forget that there are probably going to be some pretty massive civil lawsuits as well because the women that received this sperm have claims that they were not given the sperm screening by this clinic was not done consistent with what they had expectations of, so this is a case we should watch because there are possible criminal and civil liabilities pending. >> okay. >> it's almost incomprehensible
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back now with that incredible rescue out of southern california. more than a dozen people lucky to be alive thanks to good samaritans. right place, right time. jesse, boy, what a close call. >> george, the group was on a charter boat out of san diego that hit rocks off baja california. fortunately, the crew of a nearby boat heard the calls for help and they arrived within minutes. and their quick-thinking help prevent a tragedy.
this morning, 26 rescuees have "sweet marie" to thank for their lives. a fishing expedition of 21 passengers and five crew members suddenly found themselves in trouble when their 63-foot boat, the "invicta," crashed into rocks at 5:00 in the morning saturday and began to take on water near san diego. >> i realized they were only about a mile and a half away, so i immediately got the radio and i said i would respond to the distress call. >> reporter: a nearby commercial fishing vessel with john rodriguez aboard with his wife, son and friend, pinky beaver, heeded the call first. >> one guy gave us a hug because he was very thankful and started crying and people were just so thankful we were there. >> reporter: these good samaritans carefully transporting the more than two dozen stranded boaters one by one from their sinking ship before the coast guard soon arrived. >> the fact that they were relatively close and they were on the scene very quickly made all the difference in the world. >> reporter: this morning, "sweet marie" is being hailed as a sweet hero but the good samaritans on board said they did nothing special.
>> i don't think we were heros. we were in the right place at the right time for those people. >> you would just hope that someone would do the same for you if you were in that kind of trouble. >> wow, and the incident is still under investigation. one crew member was temporarily detained but nobody was arrested and the passengers and crew members all there wearing life jackets, they're doing okay and obviously, guys, very glad to be back on land. >> what a scary episode. >> i just can't imagine being out on a boat in 5:00 in the morning, still probably dark and all of a sudden you start sinking. so lucky to have help nearby. >> they said they did the right thing at the right time but a lot of people don't make that right decision. and take that next step. so, kudos to them. >> thank you, jesse. coming in our next hour, nba and former soccer star making headlines for a health battle while pregnant and how she's making sure he's there by her side. she's making sure he's there by her side. it's suede. i love suede. state farm knows that every one those moments, there's one of these... well? i love it. this piece is so you.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. hermine sparks states of emergency up and down the east coast, dangerous flooding and rip currents. beaches closed as the powerful storm's path changes course. also this morning, pregnant with a brain tumor. former u.s. soccer star lauren holiday with a scary diagnosis. eight months pregnant, now her nba star husband making headlines for his leave of absence to care for his wife. ♪ so, what's got tyra so mad at drake? he's got cheesecake all over his face but their fight may be just child's play. all that and look who's starting your morning from the red carpet. luke bracey, mel gibson and vince vaughn all saying --
>> all: good morning, america! and a nice crowd out in times square this labor day morning including, look at that right there, morris chestnut, gavin degraw, regina hall all there. we're going to talk music and all that. >> looking forward to gavin degraw's new album coming out on friday. plus, the headline making waves this labor day about why it is time to stop trading sleep for success, people. where you should draw the line to finally find a balance and get ahead in work and life. i don't know if that's going to work for us. >> we will take some notes on that though. rebecca jarvis has the morning rundown. >> we begin with breaking news. president obama has just wrapped up his 90-minute meeting with russian president vladimir putin. they failed to reach a deal to stop the violence in syria but they vowed to keep talking in hopes of working together to target isis.
>> given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation. we haven't yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work, but my instructions to secretary kerry and mr. putin's instructions to mr. lavrov was to keep working at it over the next several days. >> president obama now heads to laos to push for closer economic ties with southeast asia. president obama was also asked today about quarterback colin kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem to protest the treatment of minorities. . president said kaepernick said he's exercising his constitutional right. >> i would rather have young people engaged in the argument trying to think through how they can be part of our democratic process than people who are just sitting on the sidelines and not
paying attention at zmraul the president said active citizens al often cause controversy. beaches up and down the northeast coast are off limits to swimmers today as the deadly storm that used to be a hurricane, hermine, churns off shore. abc's gio benitez is on the jersey shore right now. gio, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. we've been talking a lot about that coastal erosion and you can see it right here. this is that massive dune that was just torn away by these waves. this is to protect the land. thank goodness this was here because clearly the waves were just as high. i want to take you on the water right now. royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" was on the water as the storm hit. no doubt a rocky, rocky trip to bermuda, but we're told no injuries just yet so that's good news. but take a look here. this is where the real danger is right now because you've got this rough surf. you've got those rip currents that could pull you out to sea. so, if you live near a coastal community, just don't get in the water. that's the biggest warning right now.
rebecca? >> great advice, thank you. former u.s. soccer star lauren holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and now her husband, jru holiday is putting his career on hold to care for his wife. holiday is eight months pregnant with their first child and she will undergo brain surgery after their daughter's birth. jrue is taking an indefinite leave, saying his wife comes before everyone else. finally, it wasn't a phantom player on the field. it was just a perfectly timed photo. check out this picture from a high school football game near dallas. it looks like the quarterback had a ghost blocker, but that's just the helmet of his real blocker, not casper. he's number 62. it was sent flying. this one reminded me a little bit as i was looking at it of dave casper, the friendly ghost, ghost of the post. >> that is an unbelievable photo. >> are we sure that's not a 12th man out there? >> i wish i would have had more ghost blockers when i played.
i wouldn't have gotten hit as often. >> then you wouldn't be here. >> right, right. >> exactly. you can bring us "pop news." >> i certainly can. one of my all-time favorites. we're going to start with drake who learned the hard way that you should never ever make tyra banks mad, especially at the cheesecake factory. but luckily it was all fun and games for his 12-minute long music video where they get into it over a heated argument at the restaurant. well, she certainly took full advantage of the dessert. in the face, topping it off with a little vino. they brought drake's song "child's play" to life. after four minutes of arguing and tyra's dramatic exit drake finally starts to sing with the cheesecake all over his face. >> do you know how many takes it took? >> it's a 12-minute video so hopefully one. >> do we know which kind of cheesecake it was? >> they have many good ones. i'm a normal cheesecake with the
strawberry swirl. >> a lot of followups here. >> an investigation into the video. >> you can keep singing with cheesecake and a '97 cab on your head, that's talent. that's why they call him champagne poppy. i love drake, sorry. next up, mel gibson made a triumphant return to the venice film festival on sunday receiving a ten-minute standing ovation at the premiere of his upcoming world war ii drama "hacksaw ridge." it's been ten years since his last directorial effort. gibson celebrating at the premiere with his cast that included andrew garfield, vince vaughn, luke bracey and theresa palmer. there's been a lot of award buzz surrounding this film which is going to hit theaters on november 4th. finally, guys, boomer phelps is making a splash in honor of the last unofficial day of summer. take a look. ♪ baby, i like your style >> oh, this is great. ♪ >> yeah, a lot of drake today in
"pop news." michael phelps certainly taught this little guy how to work the pool in style but i'm sure in a couple years he's going to be trading in those shades for some goggles, guys. >> he's just lounging. >> that baby already right now is faster than all of us in the pool with floaties. let's take a look at what's coming up on the "gma" morning menu. a big labor day headline, why sacrificing sleep for success could backfire and how you can really make it ahead in the office and in life. plus, the incredible story of the 9/11 hero, the man in the red bandana who saved so many lives. plus, look, we got gavin degraw is here performing live. >> good morning. >> good morning, brother. that's all coming up. don't go anywhere right here on "gma" in times square. >> thanks for having me.
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we want to welcome you back to "gma" on this labor day. and we have a labor day headline that has a whole lot of people talking right now saying that less work may actually be more. a column in "the washington post" pointing out just how overworked americans truly are and how it could be hurting our success. rebecca jarvis is back with a closer look. >> reporter: americans are trading sleep for work. according to the bureau of labor statistics, american time use survey. a recent "wall street journal" report touting the benefits of a 4:00 a.m. wake-up call despite our predisposition against it. in fact, there's an entire t.e.d. talk devoted to the nightmare of wakefulness at that hour. >> did you ever notice that 4:00
in the morning has become sort of a meme or shorthand. it means something like you are awake at the worst possible hour. >> reporter: today half of us work more than 40 hours per week even though studies show too little sleep can make you less productive, less healthy, and less happy. >> and we want to welcome in rebecca jarvis right now. welcome back, rebecca. i don't want to bury the lead here. we know that working longer hours can lead to decreased health but does it lead to success? >> well, there's a big tradeoff here and that's the reality that everybody probably knows. what i don't think people necessarily know is that it doesn't always equal success. there are no guarantees in this. that's why there are people who are frustrated about this new world where we live in, where the expectation is really around the clock work, but ultimately some people win from that around the clock work and a lot of people don't. a lot of people just work more hours. >> you're talking about that expectation, really it is to clock in at sunrise and clock out at sunset, and people seem to even be bragging about this, don't they?
>> you do hear more of it. more people bragging i worked 80 hours this week, and you have social media now where people can actually timestamp it. i'm up at the crack of dawn because you see my twitter account or my facebook account in the post. i actually think technology has played into this. we are more accessible now than ever before. people have their iphone or their blackberry in their palm at all hours of the day. our bosses, our managers, know this, and therefore we are called upon to work at many more hours of the day than even ten years ago we were. >> and this particular article said our productivity decreases after 55 hours. everyone, listen up. >> that's the bosses we want to listen up. >> sorry, that was a subtle message to everybody out there. what is the tradeoff for working long hours? >> i think, well, one of the things is that a lot of research shows like you're saying, that productivity declines but it also -- the more work people do beyond a certain point, beyond that 55-hour mark, the more correlation we have to greater stress in our lives, a less healthy lifestyle. so there is that not only just
the feeling tradeoff but the actual physical tradeoff of more work. now, there are people out there who can probably work more hours. some people will argue it doesn't have an impact on me, i love my work, it's not a job to me. okay, that's the case for plenty of people, but there are people in workplaces who, once you get past that 40, 50-hour mark it becomes detrimental. >> last question for you, amazon has been experimenting with a 30-hour workweek but those that choose this, are they going to be stereotyped as maybe on the mommy track, killing their career? >> what i think is interesting about what amazon is testing is everyone in the group is on it. it's a pilot program but from the manager on down, everyone is working 30 hours a week and that's very different than saying the boss works 50 and the rest of the team works 30. so there isn't going to be a double standard. >> and, yeah, 40% of us aren't taking our vacations. everybody, take your vacations because we need them. >> happy labor day. >> that's right. coming up, the incredible
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crowther. espn's tom rinaldi tells his story in the new book "the red bandanna." we're going to hear from tom after we take a look back at a incredible man. when welles crowther was six his father gave him his first red bandanna. >> he loved having that red bandanna and always had it with him. >> including when he volunteered as a firefighter at 16. after college welles took a job as an equities trader working on the 104th floor of the world trade center. but the good money and great view weren't enough. >> welles called me one day and said, you know dad, i think i want to change my career. i think i want to be a new york city firefighter. >> september 11th, 2001, came before welles could switch careers, but on that terrible day welles became a hero. >> you heard this man's voice say, i found the stairs, follow me. >> survivors remember a man wearing a red bandanna who guided so many to safety at his
own peril. >> when i heard the news that the tower had come down, i knew in my heart of hearts that welles was gone. it was just a mother's heart knowing. sorry. >> welles was eventually uncovered from the rubble alongside a group of new york city firefighters. >> to know that welles in a figurative sense took off the equity trader hat and put it on the table, picked up his helmet, firefighter's helmet, and went to work, for me, that was an incredible, incredible thing to know. >> for anyone who now knows his story, we're now here with espn's tom rinaldi, he's telling his story in the new book "the red bandanna". we have our audience over there wearing red bandannas in memory of welles as well. it's an incredible story.
he first started to wear that bandanna because he wanted to be like his dad. >> exactly. like how many boys, george, he idolized everything his father did. they're getting dressed for church one morning and sees his dad wearing a pocket square and asks if he can wear one. his dad goes and gets him one. his dad fears that maybe that's going to be used to blow his nose, so he gives him the red bandanna just in case. welles carried that essentially the rest of his life. >> and that became the key to actually finding him. >> one of the parts of this story, george, is there are so many great stories of heroism. you know, you were down there, you covered 9/11. but this one clue unearthed this one story. for welles, several survivors had pointed to this man wearing a red bandanna to shield himself from all the smoke on the 78th floor sky lobby, a scene of terrible, terrible carnage where as many as 200 had been killed. >> and we can't know for sure how many he saved but we know it was several. what a heart-stopping story, he guided several people to safety, makes sure they're okay and then
says i'm going back up. >> and i think that right there, george, poses the question at the center of the book. he guides this first group down. ling young you heard in the setup piece there, they're on the 61st floor. the only thing he says is i'm going back up. all of us asked the question at some point, what would we do faced with that decision, a life-changing, life-at-stake choice. and the choice he made was to go back up, and as a result, more lives were saved. >> the story you tell in a way shows that everything in his life led up to that decisive moment. >> that's right. the story unfolds from three parts, pre-9/11, 9/11, and the legacy after that day. all of the institutions, his family, community, sports teams, his local firehouse that helped instill the character that ultimately in that moment of truth, the final hour of his life, he called on all of that to make this decision. >> and as you point out he's one of many heros but he is being remembered in many special ways.
>> he is, and it's been a wonderful thing to see the growth of his legacy. i think maybe it came in its most startling fashion when president obama dedicated the opening of the 9/11 memorial museum in the footprint of the fallen towers, 2,977 died that day, president obama chose to mention one person by name, one. welles crowther, the man in the red bandanna. >> this book, "the red bandanna", a great tribute. tom, thanks a lot for coming in this morning. >> thank for having me. >> available in stores and online. right now let's go outside to ginger. i love this, george. these ladies have been the loudest. i said which is cfvhs. >> cade field valley health system. >> obviously. i want to say thank you for all of those that are laboring on labor day, all the first responders, the retail, we got so many people to thank as a lot of folks are doing exactly what we're doing but we're celebrating this morning. let's check the forecast though because we've got that hail from parts of the plains that happened throughout your sunday,
but watch what's going to happen today. that area that you'll have to be on the lookout for some of the hail and damaging wind along i-90 and up into minnesota up to almost duluth. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area highlights. beaty and warmer today on labor day. cooling at night. our first autumn heat wave arrives this week. not too bad today, cool at coast into san francisco, and 60s there and 70s in the bay and 80s inland. tonight in the upper 40s inland valley and low-to-mid 50s elsewhere. my seven-day forecast shows the string of low-to-upper 90s from tuesday to saturday. >> george and paula, get ready. this crowd is hyped. >> we can tell, big labor day crowd. from poverty to politics, how louis stokes man rose up and inspired so many including
good morning. i'm natasha zouves with abc 7 mornings. deadly crash in the east bay. officials confirm two students from james logan high died in an accident. last night hundreds of people joined a candle light vigil for isaiah and joe. the two were in a car that collided with a pickup early yesterday. the driver died at the scene. he was a running back and linebacker for the football team. alexis has the traffic. >> pretty light this morning. exhibit a, look at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights all morning long. enjoy it while it lasts. it could pick up as folks head back in to town.
join us weekdays 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. w ♪ if i'm chasing ghosts, put my hand in the flame ♪ that is gavin degraw's new hit she sets the city on fire. >> he's going to be performing live on this lay day just ahead. i can't wait for his album which comes out later. >> that's coming out friday. right now an inspiring story of one man's rise from poverty and power. the gentleman from ohio has an autobiography written about louis stokes. he served 15 terms in the house of representatives. he was a giant in congress, a loving father at home and robin sat down with lori stokes, our friend and colleague at wabc here in new york to talk about
her father's legacy. >> good to see you, lori. just tell us the kind of man he was. >> humble, gracious, um, warm, funny, aggressive in a way of what was right and what needed to be done, particularly when it came to his constituents and living his life. >> he was considered a champion of the people, champion of the poor. but he didn't really set out to be a politician, did he? >> no, no. he did not. he set out to be a lawyer, and that started when he was 12 years old. when he was going to a boy scout meeting, he was pulled over by police who asked him where are you going, why are you here, where have you been. he sort of had this dream that he, too, could be a great lawyer, and he would also be able to defend those who had had, right or wrong, been
accused of something, but that he knew that that was his destiny. >> tell people about your uncle, his brother. >> and they're so different. >> i know, i know. >> my uncle carl was the first african-american mayor of a major u.s. city. he was my father's baby brother. >> how does it feel, the president of the united states, barack obama, before his election, pointed to your father and your uncle saying because of them he could become president of the united states. that's how praise. >> he said i just have to say, senator obama, i am 83 years old, and never in my lifetime did i think that i would see a qualified african-american to be the president of the united states.
>> how did your father influence you in the decisions that you've made and where you are here, a prominent anchor here in new york city? >> he always drummed in all of our heads, do what makes you happy. i don't care what you do. just do what makes you happy. i followed the dream to go into jurnism and went to howard university. he also got a kick out of being able to say that i was no longer lou stokes' daughter but that he was lori stokes' father. >> i bet he got a kick out of that. >> we had a beautiful relationship. >> what do you want someone picking up the book, lori, what do you want them to get from his story? >> this is our american history. this is a story of a little black boy who was born in 1925 to a single mom who was a domestic, who would take several trolley cars to leave him and his younger brother to go clean
other people's homes, who had a grandmother who would take care of him, who had a dream to walking from poverty to the halls of congress, to having so many beautiful stories and a family that he loved to the core. he would always end by saying that he was so blessed. >> it's palpable your love and your pride, and i know it was returned. i know how proud he was of you. >> yeah. >> thank you, lori. >> thanks so much. thank you. >> you can see the pride in lori's face. i had the good fortune of working with congressman spokes early in my career and he was a leader with such grace. let's go outside to ginger. >> i am loving this crowd today. so from corn fields to skyscrapers, your name? >> add alynn. >> and you're not going back until tomorrow but school starts tomorrow? she said don't tell on me.
add alynn will be there wednesday. don't worry about it, teachers. she's starting out middle school. so many of us getting back and it's cool this morning, isn't it? it's not going to be for long. we'll talk about that. still going to see some wind gusts as hermine is far out there in parts of the ocean. it will head slightly northwest, anywhere from fire island to providence. beach erosion, rip currents are biggest concern but it will get gusty in some places. the heat will start to spread to the east and the northeast going to cook back up. new york city will get to 93 if anybody is sticking around for the end of the week. it's going to be a hot one. d.c., too, upper >> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco. labor day planner? temperatures are 60s at the coast. 80s inland. warmer than yesterday. not so much sunshine along the coast. we have a heat wave hitting our inland neighbor tomorrow
>> and this weather report brought to you by dove chocolate. look it's their first anniversary. >> yeah. >> so? be honest, how is the first year going? >> wonderful, honestly. >> just pretend he's not here. just tell us. >> he's my best friend. >> aw. wait, do you guys have any advice for them? >> stay together, talk, talk, talk. >> i love this. this is like we're having a big therapy session. jesse, i know you got other folks over there. >> really excited right now because i'm sitting here with morris chestnut and regina hall who's going to join us literally walking in as we're talking. how are you? so good to see you. thanks for being here. they're teaming up again on the big screen, this time in a psychological thriller called ""when the bough breaks". they play a seemingly happy but childless couple who hire a young woman as a surrogate and invite her to live with them and that sets their lives on a dangerous path. take a look. >> are you serious? >> yes, we talked about it and
we feel more comfortable knowing that you're here, at least most of the time. >> and knowing that you're safe. now you are doing this incredible thing for us. it's the least we can do. let us do something nice for you. okay? >> okay. >> thank you. >> wow. guys, welcome and thank you so much for being here on a holiday. i have to say, i guarantee there are so many women at home watching that scene and saying to themselves there is no way i would let that young woman come live with me. what did you guys think? >> you know, she didn't look like that in the interview, let me just be very clear. she looked like a little girl. she's living in the guest house. >> exactly. not inside the main house. and she trusts her husband. >> and there were circumstances that led to that invitation because at that point she's
carrying our baby. >> i think this movie really explores the emotional roller coaster between infertility and surveillance gasy and some of the legal issues that go along with that. how is that for you as actors to sort of explore those sorts of emotions? >> it was dpragreat. >> i have a few friends who are going through it currently and going through it back then and they don't have kids and they have to go through the whole fertility system. it's a very emotional roller coaster. >> of course you're a dad. >> i'm a father, yes. >> how did that help you prepare for this role? >> what helped me was i figured out -- i had to take myself to a place to where if i didn't have my kids and how much i wanted to have kids at that time. i really felt it. >> you guys had a chance to work before on comedies or so-called draum adis. how was this to work on a thriller together? >> we worked in movies before but this is the first time i felt like morris has been mine. in other movies he's on the love
interest of somebody else in the films but this is the first time we got to work together and i think being able to do it in a different genre, for me it was wonderful. >> it was. it was incredible working with her because she's an incredible person, incredible actress. we had such an emotional film that we were shooting and just working with regina every day on the set, she has a lot of wit and humor. it was great. >> you had said you felt this script was one that could have been written for anybody but you were happy they chose an all african-american cast. do you feel that african-americans are getting more of an opportunity in hollywood today? >> i mean, i loved the script and what i loved about it was more that it is a story that's universal. i think all women of all races and all ages deal with the concept of infertility. so the opportunity to play something that was a universal theme was wonderful. i think it's like a rubber band. it gets better and then sometimes it doesn't and i think right now it's a really -- >> when we read the script it was colorless.
it was raceless and that's what i loved about it. it was just characters in the situation and that was what was great about it. >> congratulations on all your success. thank you so much for being here with us on holiday. "when the bough breaks" is going to open on friday. coming up, andy samberg one-on-one doing impressions and talking storks. that's next. (music plays from one way or another )♪♪ ♪ i'm gonna find y♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna win ya ♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna see ya ♪ (inhales cigarette) afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose.
favorite funnymen and now his humor is heading to the big screen in the animated comedy called "storks". abc's nick watt got to go one-on-one and is back to tell us about it. i bet you laughed a lot. >> i did. he describes this movie as being a place where the rules of physics do not apply, full of heart, off the wall, wacky, funny. these are all words i would use to describe andy samberg himself. >> reporter: "storks," so this story goes no longer deliver babies but packages. >> our new phone! >> i'm like the top gun. i'm aiming to be boss. >> we can get there through here! >> reporter: by mistake he gets back in the baby game. his nemesis pigeon towedy. >> i feel like a lot of people are going to be doing that voice and driving their kids nuts. >> you can do pretty much any voice you want, right? >> that's an overstatement. >> do my voice.
>> do my voice. >> that's not that good. >> that's not that good. >> now you should do my voice. >> now you should do my voice. >> that's pretty good. what are you doing with your life. be on "snl." >> picture him in a booth voicing this. >> i built my office entirely out of glass even though birds can't see glass. >> i do not. >> power move. >> he's a god. side show bob. he would do vocal warmups and every now and again he would break out a little taste of side show bob and everyone in the room would be like -- >> are you improvising? >> there's a lot of improv and nick stoller who's in the booth with us throwing out ideas. >> it does have a slightly andy samberg feel to it. >> there's a looseness. >> reporter: recently samberg has been working on a series of mock you mmtryes. >> it's an im mall gum of everything and everyone in pop
culture. everyone wanted it to be bieber i found. >> makes a better story. >> yeah but i felt like isn't bieber okay now? >> reporter: back to "storks". this is a movie about big brothers wanting little brothers and frazzled parents too busy for their off spring. >> don't make me the mean mom. >> reporter: sound familiar on a couple of levels? >> moms are fun too. >> i didn't know that was jennifer aniston. >> then we've done our job. >> reporter: it also raises the delicate subject where do babies actually come from. >> we need to tell him. >> tell him what? >> i wonder if this movie will spark some of those conversations. >> i think it definitely will. >> little timmy with his popcorn, daddy. >> i think that's a good thing. >> reporter: also a good thing, grammar, aniston, key and peele. >> i'm going to devour this thing. i'm going to be the new alpha. >> reporter: and samberg unleashed. >> that was funny. you almost died. >> now, the only disappointment is this whole idea that storks
bring babies, i looked into it. it's in mythology and various cultures around the world and it's nonnens. it's based on storks being monogamous for life and they don't. >> you're telling us be prepared to have that conversation with your child or children. >> yes. >> and it can be a little uncomfortable. >> yes. >> but you do know how it works, right? >> no. >> never mind. "storks" hit theaters september 23rd. coming up, the moment we have been waiting for. gavin degraw is performing here live. "it's halloween time my frightful fiends, and disneyland is ours!"
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called bethlehem, new york which is the original site of the original woodstock festival on max yasgur's farm. andy grammer and i were on tour together and we're from upstate new york. i spent a lot of my teenage time on that field. so going back there and playing there and doing a real hometown show was a great way to start the tour and get things kicking off. >> the song you're about to sing includes a lot of flashbacks to the '80s. what's the story? >> yeah, well, there's a story that we really do lift some of the story of sort of the steve jobs sort of story and a lot of tech stuff. so we bring in computers from the 1980s and stuff and the invention of face time and stuff like that. so we do play on that, and of course we have the hottest girl in the world play the inventor. so it always adds a little bit of spice to the music video.
>> let's hear the song. >> thanks so much. i appreciate the time, george. george. ♪ everybody knows she's a perfect ten ♪ ♪ and i'm hanging on tight til the whole thing ends ♪ ♪ cause new york sky don't get much brighter ♪ ♪ she sets, she sets the city on fire ♪ ♪ somebody told me if i'm not careful ♪ ♪ well this one's gonna roll me ♪ ♪ i got my hands full and this one's gonna own me and control me ♪ ♪ i'm so mystified ♪ she caught the last train last night, left another note ♪ ♪ saying see you next time, miss me if you don't ♪ ♪ you look good in your bed, til we meet again ♪ ♪ you went through my head and nobody told me so ♪ ♪ everybody knows she's a perfect ten ♪
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. good morning. happy labor day. let's get a check on the weather with meteorologist mike nicco. good news, mike. >> i'm trying. over to the beaches, santa cruz and warm sunshine. half moon bay 63 but not as much as yesterday. 62 with sunshine around bodega bay. look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. the first autumn heat wave near 100 inland on wednesday. if you have to head out on the roads you are not going to have a lot of company. looking at the san mateo bridge, wide open on the westbound side. the drive times in the green. >> thank you so much. it is time for "live with kelly." i will be back for the midday news.
hope you join me then. our reporting continues on our free abc 7 news app. announcer: it's "live with kelly." today from the series "the affair," maura tierney, plus chart-topping recording artist and producer dj khaled and a special back-to-school report from "live" correspondent joaquin consuelos. also, "mr. robot" star christian slater is kelly's labor day co-cost, all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [music playing] and now here are kelly ripa and christian slater. [cheering and applause] christian: hey! wow, look at all of you. kelly: wow. christian: great.