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bracing for impact. >> if you hear the command evacuate, evacuate, evacuate, you are to leave everything behind. >> the terrifying moment for passengers as the nose of this jet slams into the ground. sending sparks flying. a dramatic emergency landing. and the nfl player flagged for making a snow angel on the field. quarterback cam newton benched for not wearing a tie to the game. plus the penalty for dancing over a penalty call. some believe the nfl is becoming the no fun league. the snow angel, come on, here. good morning, america. a big day in the nfl, from snow angels to dancing. the raiders punter, marquette king, known for his moves like this. this time, he got flagged. he tweeted after the game, he knew who told on him. the other guy. >> you cannot play with the flag. i agree with the snow angels. that's not a big deal.
we have breaking news this morning. just learned that the president-elect trump nominating his former rival, dr. ben carson to be house secretary. he's expanding his search for secretary of state. more on that coming up. first, the latest on the devastating warehouse fire. the venue packed with young people when a fire broke out. teams are still going through the record this morning, and a criminal investigation is now under way. abc's neal scene in oakland. good morning, neal. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this is a very active scene. firefighters literally running around the clock in their search for victims. they're so concerned with the safety, they have set up these wooden planks and beams to reinforce some of the walls in left of this building and they are worried the building might come toppling down on them. this morning, as firefighters continue the grim, round-the-clock search, a criminal investigation team is
on scene, looking into whether oakland's deadliest fire in history is a crime. >> we have now started to recover and identify victims who are minors. we do have some children in the ages of 17 years old. possibly younger. >> reporter: it was 11:32 p.m. friday when the calls came in. a party at this oakland warehouse. an artists collective was erupting into an inferno of flames. ripping through windows. >> seeing, like, everything, like, this orange, like, wall of fire, it was -- i don't know. it felt like seeing a monster. >> reporter: firefighters breaking in with pick axes, desperate to reach those inside. it quickly erupted trapping partygoers on the second floor with only a pair of makeshift stairs made of wooden pallets, and quickly blocked. there were only two known exits to the entire building. the flames burning so fiercely, the roof collapsed, bringing part of that second floor down, too. dozens of families desperate to
find loved ones. >> can you just call any of us if you are around? something happened, we don't care. we just want to know if you are alive or not. >> reporter: so far, just seven of the victims identified. nigts to the people attending the party, the warehouse was also home to several tenants. pictures on the warehouse's website show a cluttered maze of makeshift art studios. a tind ir -- tinderbox with no sprinklers, according to investigators. local officials already pointing fingers, claiming the warehouse was well known for a slew of code violations and complaints. that it wasn't zoned for people to be living there, but nothing was done. you feel like this is preventable? >> as far as preventable, absolutely. >> reporter: oakland's mayor telling us the city has launched a separate investigation into its own response. the man who has come under fire for allegedly being responsible
for the ghost ship spoke out overnight. >> they're my children. they're my friends. they're my family. they're my loves. they're my future. what else do i have to say? >> reporter: the death toll stands at 36 right now. and tragically, that number is expected to rise as they get back in there searching for more victims, that could take another day or so, robin. >> all right, neal, thank you very much. melinda drayton is the battalion chief in oakland. thank you so much for your time this morning. and please know our condolences go to the families and to the entire oakland community. so many that are still unaccounted for. especially teenagers and the fear is of course, that the death toll will rise. >> absolutely. the unfortunate reality of this somber monday morning is that we're anticipating additional bodies being recovered within the structure.
>> it's such a sad reality. battalion chief drayton, you know so many people are asking, how could this happen? there were reports that there were complaints about this building. it was not zoned to have people living there, but that was the case. so what went wrong here, and how can it be prevented from happening in the future? >> the city of oakland is still looking at its history with this building and working with potential live/work artist spaces. community spaces for our artists. we have got a vibrant community in oakland that we embrace, and we obviously want to make sure we're preventing any disasters such as this in the future. at this point, we have brought in federal partners with atf. and they have determined what they believe is the area of origin in the building, which is on the, you know, near the back
wall of the pibuilding. and -- we have that area quarantined off. they're bringing in numerous investigators this morning. we anticipate sometime between 7:00 and 7:30 for them to arrive. and we're hoping for more answers later today. >> we saw in many area photos the number -- the amount of trash, debris that was around that structure. did that add, do you believe, to the blaze? >> um, in this case, it was a lot of art. and personal projects. and design. it was not personal trash in this side yard. it didn't appear to be personal trash. it wasn't a hoarding situation per se. although the heavy fire load was intense, and obviously, would have a hard time for people to get out of the building. >> such an emotional toll, ma'am, on everyone. especially the families, the responders as well. how are they dealing with everything? >> i think everybody is dealing with it the best they can.
obviously, the raw emotions. we set up at our union hall yesterday for the anticipation of many firefighters that just wanted to kind of watch football together. and chill. and eat some pizza. and, kind of debrief with their peers before going home to their families. sometimes it helps to kind of offload those emotions before bringing it home. >> i know you have been on the job for almost 20 years. and nothing can prepare you for something like this. we appreciate again, your time, and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the responders, especially with the families and everyone there in the oakland community. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> again, when you see the scene and how quickly it went up in flames. >> such a horrifying, horrifying scene. we'll follow that. right now, we move onto the flooding across the gulf coast. heavy rain soaking towns from texas to carolinas. rescue crews working around the clock. now some cold is on the way as well. ginger is back with all the latest. good morning, ginger. >> i am. coming with not such great news.
you see it right here. texas city, texas. more than 13 inches of rain. that's what it looks like when it falls in 48 hours or so. and more rain fall right now, so watch the severe storms that will pop up with the flash flood potential, especially in parts of louisiana new orleans included over to tallahassee. and tomorrow morning, the good part of the story, some helpful rain. areas in the severe draught, exceptional drought, get up to three or four inches. the other story, chicago. getting their first biggest snowfall on record. 6.4 inches fell at o'hare. they have never had that much on the first snowfall. it's a couple of weeks late. it happened in wisconsin, too. and guess what, guys? the cold, oh, it's going to come in. i'll show you how cold in a couple of moments. >> it's so great to have you back. your pictures on instagram had our mouths watering. >> you'll see it soon. on food forecast in italy. >> thank you, ginger. to the latest on the trump transition. just moments ago, president-elect trump announcing he'll nominate dr. ben carson as secretary of housing and urban development. as we learn about new contenders for secretary of state.
abc's jon karl is here, and he has all the details. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. president-elect trump saying he plans to name almost all of his big-name cabinet nominees by the end of the week. the list for the most high-profile pick of all appears to be growing. the trump transition team now says the president-elect is considering as many as nine candidates for secretary of state. the candidates we already knew about, and now there are new names. including rex tillerson, the ceo of exxon-mobil. democratic senator, joe manchin. jon huntsman. the former ambassador to china, appointed by president obama, and even retired admiral james stavridis who was on hillary clinton's short list for vp. >> we have a president here that
wants to look at the best and brightest of america, regardless of history or past disputes. >> reporter: whoever gets the job will have to deal with the growing controversy with china over president-elect trump's decision to take a phone call from the president of taiwan. taiwan is officially a part of china, and not an independent country. and for four decades, u.s. presidents have respected that by avoiding direct contact with the taiwanese president. >> president obama can reach out to a murdering dictator in cuba in the last year and be hailed as a hero for doing it, and president-elect donald trump takes a courtesy call from a democratically elected leader in taiwan, and it's become -- it's become something of a controversy. >> reporter: but trump continued to go after china on twitter over the weekend. trump tweeted, did china ask us if it was okay to devalue their currency, making it hard for our companies to compete? trump also used twitter over the weekend to lash out at companies who move jobs out of the country, and even to slam "saturday night live" is unwatchable. >> what a great, smart tweet.
>> reporter: meanwhile, on "60 minutes," speaker of the house, paul ryan said the president-elect's twitter tirades don't bother him at all. >> who cares what he tweeted on some thursday night if we fix this country's big problems? that's just the way i look at this. >> reporter: ryan, who has clashed mightily with trump in the past says he talks to him all the time. george and robin, what he says is he calls him up on his cell phone. >> they're working on the agenda to take on in january. there do seem to be some differences over exactly how to handle health care, and even taxes. >> no question. you see the differences play out in terms of the policies. i think that is what's going on with this expanding list of secretary of state. genuine divisions on where to go. >> go from four to nine? >> hey, you know, it works for "the apprentice." you know, you got the start big and narrow it down. >> i set you up for that. >> let's ask martha raddatz. this is a big list.
it's anneck an eclectic list that continues to grow. it could be bad news you could think for the ones already on it. >> i guess you could, george. i mean, it is a growing list. you have admiral stavridis. he has a lot of nato experience. a lot of generals on this list. i think you'll see him probably go back over the original list, as well. and maybe mitt romney again. >> we'll see. could be a week or two away. meantime, martha, this phone call to talk to the taiwanese president over the weekend. you saw mike pence yesterday on "this week" kind of downplay this. but this was a deliberate strategy by the trump team. >> you know, any call to or from a president-elect is a big deal. especially when that phone line has been quiet for decades. on the other hand, it can be seen as a way to send a message to china with a bit of cover since donald trump has not yet taken off. mike pence can easily say this doesn't mean there's a shift in policy, and yet this puts china
on notice that things may not be the same under a trump presidency. george. >> start to shake things up. thank you, martha. now to a scary moment at a pizza restaurant. a gunman with an assault rifle targeting a washington, d.c., spot, at the center of a fake news story about hillary clinton. and a close aide. our senior justice correspondent pierre thomas is there in washington and has the details. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: this case shows how fake news can lead to a dangerous situation. edgar el welch, 28, of north carolina has been arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. police say that welsh told them he showed up at the d.c. pizza restaurant to get to the bottom of what appears to be an utterly bogus story about child abuse promoted on the internet. how scary was the situation? he allegedly pointed the gun and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. the origin of this crazy story was a posting on wikileaks involving clinton campaign manager, john podesta, discussing a fund-raiser with the owner of the restaurant.
somehow that posting morphed into a baseless allegation of crimes, involving podesta and hillary clinton. lies becoming dangerous, george? >> thanks very much, pierre. we move to north dakota. the army's big decision to block a controversial route for the dakota pipeline. the protesters who camped out for weeks celebrated the decision, but the relieve may not last long. the incoming trump administration signaling it may move to reverse the decision. t.j. holmes has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, a major victory for the sioux tribe at standing rock. the army corps of engineers halted destruction of the access pipeline, announcing they made the decision due to a need to explore alternate routes. >> i guess we made it. >> reporter: thousands have taken up on the site. in solidarity with native-americans, to oppose the $3.7 billion project would stretch across four states and transport 470,000 barrels of oil
daily. the protests grew increasingly intense. woodley was arrested. >> we're going back to our vehicles. >> reporter: opponents of the pipeline claim it would be hazardous and could damage the water of the reservation nearby. celebrities and government officials came out in force to share their happiness over the news. bernie sanders tweeted, in the year 2016, we should not continue to trample on native american sovereignty or become more dependant on fossil fuels. >> reporter: ruffalo shared his jubilation in this post. >> congratulations to all our relatives at standing rock. and all the beautiful people who fought to make this happen. >> reporter: but the corporations behind the dakota pipeline said in a statement overnight, they fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting. nothing the administration has done today changes that in any way. one lawmaker says he was encouraged they'll have a new president next month. so what you are talking about here is trump has absolutely shown support for that pipeline. they are celebrating and in a matter of one month, he can reverse that.
when he gets in office. >> he owns stock in the company building the pipeline. >> the trump transition wanted to make clear that has nothing to do with his decision. >> thanks very much. to amy with today's other top stories. you have a plane scare? >> that's right. a lot of rattled nerves after a pilot of a united express plane was forced to make an emergency landing. the flight was heading to mexico from houston when the landing gear malfunctions. the node of the plane, you can see it right there actually, slammed into the ground forcing emergency chutes to deploy. >> there could be multiple impacts before the aircraft come s to a complete stop. if you hear the command, evacuate, evacuate, evacuate, you are to leave everything behind. and i mean everything. >> wow, that is not an announcement anyone wants to hear. but remark bring, there were no serious injuries. jury deliberations resume today in the trial of michael slager. he is the fired officer accused of killing walter scott. during a traffic stop that was captured on video. on friday, the jurors said they
could not reach a unanimous guilty verdict, but refused to declare a mistrial. the college football playoff matchups are all set. number one alabama plays washington. and then clemson versus ohio state. the winners will meet for the national title. and you can see all the games on espn. and finally, the flight that landed with one more person than it left with. [ baby crying ] yep. that can only mean one thing. there's the little one crying after mom gave birth on the flight from philadelphia to orlando. the flight diverted to charleston, south carolina. not a bad place to be born, right? where the new expanded family was taken to the hospital. everyone is doing fine. we don't know the gender of the baby. it's been suggested, if it's a girl, perhaps the name skylar. >> oh, nice. leave it to you, aim. every single time. great to have you back, ginger. what is this cool blast? >> it's serious arctic air. this morning, we're seeing some of the snow falling in chicago
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we welcome you back to "gma." and you are looking at the aftermath of that deadly warehouse fire in oakland. authorities are warning the death toll could still rise. firefighters going through the rubble. a criminal investigation is now under way. also right now, we have breaking political news. president-elect trump picking dr. ben carson as housing secretary. as we learn, the president-elect trump is expanding the search for secretary of state is expanding. as many as nine people may be in the mix. and a big chill is coming. a record snowfall in chicago over the weekend. tens of millions in the path of a deep freeze. winter weather now moving through the northeast. also this morning, we have an urgent warning about criminals posing as u.p.s. workers. this is chilling video. abc's linsey davis is standing by with some very important new information about keeping your families safe.
>> we hear about this every season. so disheartening. all right, amy. but first, the latest on the road rage shooting that killed former nfl player, joe mcknight. outrage growing after the sheriff released the shooter, without charges. abc's eva pilgrim has been following the story. she joins us from new orleans. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the question is not who shot and killed joe mcknight at this intersection. it's did something happen at this intersection to give the shooter a reason to believe his life was in danger? louisiana has a stand your ground law in the state, meaning if someone is trying to get in your car, you can use a gun to keep them out. [ chanting "justice" ] outrage this morning over what authorities are calling a road rage shooting that took the life of former nfl running back joe mcknight. >> i just stood there with my hand on my face, like, oh, my god.
he really just shot this man. >> reporter: police say this man, ronald gasser, seen on the ground in cuffs admitted to shooting mcknight. this morning, he is not facing any charges. authorities suggesting louisiana stand your ground defense law would play a part in the case. >> if he was man enough to pull the trigger, he should be man enough to take his lick and still be in jail. >> reporter: authorities say it all started thursday afternoon when one driver cut the other off. the two driving almost six miles before stopping at this light. gasser's blue car in the right lane. mcknight's suv on the right shoulder. witnesses reported hearing the two argue, and then the sheriff says an unarmed mcknight got out of his suv and approached the open passenger side window. >> mr. gasser was in his vehicle when he fired three shots. >> reporter: the jefferson coroner said one wound grazed his left hand. another entering his shoulder, ripping through his body, and entering his spine. the third exiting his lower back. it came in at an angle?
>> correct. entered here, and exited right here. >> reporter: investigators finding three shell casings on the rear floorboard of the car. witnesses say after the shooting, gasser got out of his car. >> he was like this at the window. and then, once he moved from the window, he walked around to the front part of the car, and he kept the gun. he kept his arm locked. >> reporter: this, not gasser's first road rage incident. abc news learning he was arrested ten years ago for punching another driver at a gas station at this same intersection. charges were later dropped. there have been conflicting witness reports. the family now getting their own independent autopsy done looking for answers. we have spoken to several businesses in the area that say they have turned over security video to authorities as they continue to piece together exactly what happened, george. >> eva, thanks. let's bring in dan abrams. along with the former dallas police chief david brown. you may remember his calm and powerful leadership after those
police murders in july. welcome to abc news. you're joining us as a contributor. this is your first official day. glad you could be with us this morning. >> thank you so much, george. good morning. >> good morning. let's start out with the decision of this sheriff. i think a lot of people are puzzled this shooter could be released. walk us through the steps of this decision. >> this process is not unusual. an investigative process when there is a shooting involved and someone is deceased. really involves interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, trying to make an assessment. it's not unusual not to have a judgment immediately, and release suspects who may have given statements, cooperated, but may later face charges based on that evidence we collect. >> that's an important point, dan. the shooter could still face charges. legally, the shooting could be justified. >> it could be. under louisiana law,your car is treated like your home. meaning if you believe, reasonably that you need to use deadly force to prevent someone from entering your car or entering your home, that can be
considered a justified shooting. meaning you don't have to feel like you personally were in danger. like you personally could get harmed. you just have to be able to say that you reasonably believed that you were firing to keep someone out of your car, and in this case, the fact they found shell casings on the floor of the car makes that a relevant issue in the context of the investigation. >> what else are investigators looking for right now? >> one of the key pieces of evidence is -- the physical evidence is, the distance. the trajectory of the weapon. how far away? are there any gun powder residue? and video. there might be closed caption video from adjacent businesses. orr from traffic intersections. oftentimes at traffic intersections. all of that will be more the comprehensive nature of the process. >> and darn when it comes to build a case here, does it matter who started this?
>> it matters a little bit. more importantly is who ended it. right? the most important question is, what happened in the moments before the shooting? but let's remember. if it's true that he got out of his car and was somehow, as eyewitnesses have said, he was out of his car, firing a shot. then this whole self-defense, the whole stand your ground doesn't matter. this is only a question of if he can somehow demonstrate, and chief brown says it well, if conjunction with the shell casings and other physical evidence, if the authorities believe he was in his car the whole time and that he reasonably believed mcknight was trying to get into his car. not yell at him from outside his car, but trying to get in, then it's the possibility that the authorities could say, we don't think we have a case here. >> chief, there have been some protests. what is your message to the community? >> it's easy to conflate all the shootings that happened. this looks like will smith's shooting in new orleans. it looks like trayvon martin.
but each of these cases stand on their own merits, and we have to make sure we are always cognizant of the condolences to the family. this grieving process is very difficult. they are very anxious, frustrated and maybe even angry, and this plays into how the community reacts as well, but i will caution those to wait for the facts. let the investigative process play out before you make those type of judgments whether or not there's problems with what's happening. >> chief brown, thank you for joining us here at abc. dan abrams. >> great to have chief brown. >> it really is. coming up op our big board, will ivanka trump be the most powerful first daughter in plus, the hatchable toys. one of the holiday's hottest gifts. now there are new concerns they could be bad for your kids. we'll talk about that in two minutes. could be bad for your kids. we'll talk about that in two minutes. all-in-one cold symptom relief from tylenol®, the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand. tylenol® when you have a cold,
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transition. what that means for ivanka trump. "the new york times" with a story out that she could be one of the most powerful first daughters in history. one of the authors, jacob bernstein, here to talk about that. and jacob, you write about how all kinds of power brokers are now seeking her out. >> yes, there certainly are. sheryl sandberg has sought her out. leonardo dicaprio had a meeting with her and brought a copy of his climate change documentary "before the flood" to go see her. and when trump was talking to nancy pelosi on the phone after the election, they talked about domestic policy and infrastructure, and at the end of that, she began to talk about women's rights and he handed the phone off to ivanka. >> you talked about three progressives. three liberals. there is some hope in that community that maybe ivanka trump can be something of a moderating influence on her dad. >> there's certainly some hope of that. whether that's realistic i think is a lot more questionable, you know, if you look at his first pick at the epa. it does not look like climate change is about to be a priority
for him. and when you look at ivanka trump's brand and the way she has kind of used women's empowerment, it hasn't been about hard issues. it's been about empowerment as a sales technique. you have kind of. 's issues that then take you to coat sales, you know, and jewelry. >> let's talk about her brand. because as you just mentioned, she is a savvy businesswoman. she said she was going to be a daughter and not have an official role at the white house. how is her father's presidency going to affect her brand? >> well, i think she is going to have a lot more attention on it, and so whether that's for good or for bad remains to be seen. you know? their audience has gotten bigger, even more than when he was on "the apprentice," obviously. she's got a problem with millennial women. when your father is the first president in history to have been caught talking about grabbing women, you know, the way that he did, it does make it more complicated if your
message is the empowerment of women. >> there was a lot of backlash when that tape came out. for ivanka's brand. thank you so much. now to one of the holiday's hottest toys called hatchimals. you had to have heard about it by now. we have some parents around the country who are scrambling to track them down, but there are questions, too, about the tru . product. child development specialist dr. elizabeth lombardo is here. tell us what some of the concerns are about this specific toy. >> some experts are concerned that these type of toys actually interfere with optimal psycho-social development. things like creativity and empathy. think about it. in the olden days, before we had ipads, we gave kids blocks, and they could construct and create something. or we gave them a stuffed animal to develop empathy of how that animal might interact with them. these types of toys that spoon-feed our children may be
preventing or interfering with that type of development. we want to make sure as parents that we limit the amount of time that they spend on them. >> it just seems hard to believe that this little guy could -- >> cause so much trouble. he's so popular. he's causing trouble for a lot of parents. this is a new term to me. toy guilt? >> yeah. yeah. and what parent needs more guilt, right? so the first thing to remember as parents is giving in to every whim for our children doesn't make them happier. it makes them entitled, and that is the best way to make your child miserable, right now and in their future. keep in mind that the holidays are about gratitude. so practice gratitude as a family. have a happy meal that has nothing to do with french fries. when you turn to the person next to you, you talk about what you admire in that person. remember that true happiness doesn't come from things. the research actually shows it comes from experiences. so what kinds of experiences can you create for your family? maybe new holiday traditions that can bring you closer. >> great advice. >> very good.
we're going to get to tiger woods' big return. a familiar red shirt back on the golf course sunday. woods competed in a tournament for the first time in more than 15 months. we see it right there. the swing looked pretty good. top, we did see some glimpses of the old tiger, but mixed bag. >> mixed bag. 466 days. i think, overall, an absolutely positive takeaway for tiger woods after those back surgeries and 15 months away. there were some wretched moments we saw without question, but there was a moment for just a blip in time on saturday, two shots off the lead where suddenly, you felt that electricity around the course that only this guy can deliver to this sport. the teeth of the nfl season, college football rankings out, what are we talking? golf. because it has one central figure. the guy in the red shirt. >> that got robin laughing over there. so is it fair to say that tiger is back on track? >> if i had a dollar for every time i have been asked that question by everyone i have ever encountered -- here's what i
would say. he wants to play a full schedule going forward. probably 18, 20 events. the fact he walked five days, the fact that he walked five days including the pro-am. he didn't feel any visible pain or talked about pain. >> he was swinging pretty hard. >> he swung very hard, george, exactly. he unleashed the driver. he had a two-way miss. which is a bad thing. golf term, i get it. but ultimately, woods, i think, a huge takeaway in the positive column here, and he had 24 birdies. again, a little bit of wonk talk. only one player had more birdies, the guy that won. >> and his competitors want him back. >> jordan spieth said, if you take the rust off, i expect him to compete. guys are very excited about him coming back. he is the human tide of the sport. you can't deny it. >> thank you all. coming up, linsey davis has an important alert for everyone. good morning,linsey. >> good morning, amy. with the holidays quickly approaching, a warning this
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the door, the man and three others stormed the house and assaulted the homeowner with a mi pistol. >> thank god my wife had the presence of mind to grab the kids and hide in the closet. >> reporter: one shot was fired. lodging a bullet into the wall. fortunately, no one was hurt. this happens more than you mange. may think. this 2013 new york police department surveillance video shows a u.p.s. imposter walking away with a $40,000 package. and these gunmen in california pretended they were delivering flowers as part of an elaborate scheme to rob this house. and now as many look to receive more packages, words of advice. >> just because u.p.s. knocks at the door, doesn't mean you to open it. if you feel uncomfortable, don't open it. trust your instincts. >> reporter: u.p.s. recommends, if consumers the identity of a deliveryman,
consumers can ask to see a photo i.d. residents don't have to sign for a package unless they specifically asked for it to be signed for when they ordered. they're trying to find out how the suspect managed to get their hands on a u.p.s. jacket, which is something that is only issued to full-time employees. >> definitely want to know the answer to that. thank you so much. >> a chilling story. coming up in the next hour. i can't believe we're going to talk about this. high school football, should it be banned? should high school football be banned? we have a new report. and dr. besser is here live. and the good news. steve harvey, our good friend is here live. how he's inspiring millions to change their lives and to take the jump. the name of his new book. he'll be in our next hour. coming up, "gma's" cooking for the holidays is brought you to by las vegas. ght you to by las vegas.
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good morning, it is 7:56, i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. structural engineers expected to arrive at the burned oakland warehouse at any minute. they are going to determine if it is safe enough to resume recovery efforts this afternoon. 36 people died in the fire. 11 so far have been identified. here is a look at your weather with lisa. >> good morning. cloudy skies with some dense fog still in the bay, and livermore you have three miles and temperatures are milder. 40s and 50s right now. partly cloudy. today is the mildest afternoon and then chilly before the rain arrives. alexis. >> taking a look at walnut creek and fog has filled in as well. so not down at ground level but we still have some reduced visibility out there. a quick check of the drive time.
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. flash flooding alert. rising waters drench the gulf coast. drivers stranded. cars stuck in a sinkhole as a record-breaking first snow wallops chicago. bundle up. tens of millions of americans now headed for a deep freeze. and new this morning, what really happened to sherri papini in captivity. her husband reveals new details about how she was abducted. the condition she was in when she returned home. and now the surprising reaction from many who herd her husband's side of the story in the exclusive abc news interview. also new overnight, should high school football be banned? leading doctors weigh in on whether it's time to call it quits for student athletes. saying football causes more harm to the brain than any other sport. and we go one on one with steve harvey. the superstar host inspiring so many to finally take "the jump."
after what he said was watched by 60 million and counting. now he's telling you how to do the same, and change your life. ♪ a wonderful christmastime all that and get ready to party. >> get down the chimney, folks. >> all: yeah! >> jason bateman in the funniest movie this holiday season. we can't stop laughing. and we're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] lara, how did you get down here so fast? >> miracle. christmas miracle. >> good morning, america. great to have your friends with us. they're sharing their cookie recipe for our great american christmas cookie search. >> the recipes and videos are just pouring in. that was johnna from richardson, texas. she e-mailed us about the mrs. claus red velvet cookies. so we had a try. shall we give it a little taste test? it looks great. >> oh, my. >> oh, wow. >> i love red velvet. >> it's like the top of a cupcake. >> you can get the recipe on our website. >> it's good. >> hold a moment, please.
so what's really cool is that johnna surprised her mom with a visit here to "gma." she's like, come on, mom. get up. it's early. we're going. there they are. don't forget to send us your favorite recipes. we want them all month long to share them with you and ourselves. how about a little monday motivation? steve harvey, our good friend. we'll use him. he is going to provide us this morning. he has a great message for everyone about finally taking that jump you have been dreaming about. >> and probably give us a few laughs, too. >> i'm sure. let's get the morning rundown from amy. the big story this morning, new details in the oakland warehouse fire. at least 36 people have been killed. the number still likely to grow. recovery crews were unable to search for more victims overnight because the surface is unstable. they expect the search to continue later today robin spoke with the chief about the toll it's taking on firefighters. >> i think everybody is dealing
with it the best they can. obviously, the raw emotions. we set up at our union hall for the operation anticipation of a firefighters that wanted to just chill and eat some pizza and kind of debrief. >> authorities say some of the victims are minors. one was just 17 years old. nasty weather is on the move. heavy rain causing flooding across the south, and an arctic blast. we have those details from ginger. good morning. >> good morning. this is what it looks like when you get 13 inches of rain in texas city, texas. more than a half foot in san antonio. and we had water rescues. the video we'll roll in just a moment. there you go. people rescued as they got stuck over a bridge. that was in san antonio. and there's more rain on the way. check this out. locally, four inches possible in parts of southeast. some areas desperately need it because of the drought, and the wildfire will get some.
then the arctic air. by thursday morning, it will feel like 2 in kansas city. 10 below, rapid city. dallas will feel like 19 and moves to the north and east. amy? >> all right, ginger. thanks for the warning. new this morning, president-elect donald trump has announced his latest cabinet pick. he's nominating dr. ben carson to be secretary of housing and urban development. and he's expected to fill more key jobs by the end of the week. but the field for secretary of state has actually expanded to as many as nine contenders now. among the new names, former utah governor jon huntsman, who served as ambassador to china. critics are once again calling the nfl the no fun league. here's why. a san francisco player was penalized for making a snow angel. the same thing in green bay, but no penalty there. and the raiders' punter dancing on his way off the field also picking up a red flag and spiking it. that cost the team 15 yards. and carolina's cam newton was actually benched to start last night's game as punishment for not wearing a tie on a team
flight. wow. all right. strict there. finally, a lot of holiday cheer in the snowy mountains of maine. it was a running of the red suits. as nearly 200 santas hit the slopes. they did not come bearing gifts. they came on skis and snow boards. it was all for a good cause. they raised money for a local charity, just in time for christmas. there were some tumbles. no injuries, but i love that one of the santa skiers said, her technique is simply to avoid calamity. which i think is always a good technique on the slopes. >> always good. you're right, amy, thank you. >> i can relate. >> mm-hmm. "pop news" time? >> let's do it. >> happy monday. to you guys. and to you. sir elton john wants all of you tiny dancers to know he is not going anywhere. he took to instagram to say, quote, don't believe what you read in the papers today. there is no truth to the rumors that i'm planning to retire. in fact, i'm looking forward to celebrating 50 years of collaborating with my partner in song, bernie taupin.
that will be next year. elton and bernie have collaborated on smash hits such as "daniel." and "your song." you can hear all the songs at the coliseum in vegas where elton begins a two-month residency at the end of this month followed by a north american tour. glad to report he is not going anywhere. >> what is it about elton john. he seems to be knocking down bad rumors all the time? >> yeah. but good for him for speaking out. using twitter. >> i saw him a couple of years ago in las vegas. amaze -- you just keep -- you're reminded how many hits he has. oh, my gosh. >> put it on replay. good news there. now, a new study on the brain and how it copes with sensory overload. researchers from stanford university found that even while we're awake, certain clusters of our brains turn off when not in use. scientists believe that by cycling through the on and off switches, the little internal power naps help our brains to conserve energy and maintain focus. the next time someone says, you're sleeping on the job, you can say, nah, just my frontal lobe. >> you don't want whoever you're with to know when you're taking those little naps. >> just the back half. i'm totally with you right now.
and then finally, and probably my favorite casting news in a long time, amy schumer is in talks reportedly to play barbie in a new, live action movie. multiple reports out of hollywood say the comedian would play a doll who gets kicked out of barbieland for not being perfect enough. but -- once out in the real world, she realizes that being unique is actually a major positive asset. schumer and her sister, kim are currently doing a rewrite on the script. production set to start in spring 2017. >> oh, boy. >> it's a good idea. >> that's a great idea. >> a great message. it will be funny and maybe a little naughty. >> maybe. >> okay. you in? >> i'm in. >> we're going. >> date night. coming up, the long road to recovery from the mom kidnapped and released. more revealing details from our exclusive interview with her husband. plus, should high school football be banned? we're going to tell you why experts are weighing in right now. dr. besser here with that. experts are weighing in right now. dr. besser here with that. here with that.
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and we're back now with the new details about sherri papini's abduction. her husband, keith, spoke exclusively to abc's matt gutman about everything she wept -- went through in her abduction to being released on thanksgiving day. matt is back with more on that powerful interview. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. keith papini says sherri may be free, but she's still haunted by the abduction. sometimes the dark, a door slamming, other sounds can trigger the trauma. investigators have been trying to tap into those dark memories hoping they will yield even one clue that could break this case open. this morning, we're learning more about how missing mom sherri papini was abducted. >> i can tell you that there was guns involved. >> reporter: if someone has a gun, you're going to do what they say. >> yeah. and i would say it's -- it's more than that as well. she didn't -- get into a vehicle. on her own or even told to, i guess, you could say. >> reporter: keith papini
speaking from an undisclosed location, telling abc news exclusively that during the entire ordeal, his wife only saw two female captors. investigators say the mother of two was tortured and starved for 22 days. was she fed at all? >> barely. but yes. when i hugged her, that was the other thing is -- her spine was just sticking out. i mean -- like i was saying, like a -- like a large clock with the gears on it. i mean, it was very protruding. >> reporter: she lost almost 15% of her body weight in 22 days. >> she literally lived through hell. and, uh -- the things she told me -- the things she told me that she did -- talking to me each night.
and, uh -- acting like she was tucking in our kids. >> reporter: and just as mysteriously as she disappeared, she reappeared three weeks later. finally, keith had news he wanted to tell his kids. >> i said, you know what, buddy? i found mom. and -- he got the biggest grin, and he started, like, you know, like, where is she? and, uh, he just sprinted 100 miles an hour. i was like, go slow, go slow. and, um, he hugged her and, my wife obviously very emotional and started crying. and she said, i'm so happy. my son, of course, is like, you don't cry when you're happy. my wife said, when you're this happy, you cry. >> all: welcome home, sherri! >> reporter: as hundreds welcomed her back to redding, california, over the weekend, keith tells us sherri's spending every possible moment with her
kids while he remains vigilant. so who did this? investigators tell us because they have so few clues, no one has officially been eliminated as a suspect. what they do have are the shackles and hood sherri was found in by the side of the road. investigators tell us they're doing forensics on the chains, hoping they yield dna or fingerprints or any clues. >> friends of the family doing their own investigation. what do we know about where she is? >> reporter: she's at an undisclosed location. we don't know where that is. she's trying to stay private. they want to asteroid limelight and the media. they want to be in this undisclosed location for their own protection. now, keith told me going back to the house is so traumatic, they may never move back into that house again. >> oh, wow. thank you, matt. >> a lot of people talking. >> a lot of questions. okay. coming up, new concerns
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everybody is telling me, the funnest movie. that is a word now. >> the most fun. >> the most funnest movie of the season. "office christmas party." we'll hear a whole lot more about it. when you were shooting it, did you laugh the entire time as much as they all did? >> i did. and i cost the company a lot of money. that wastes a lot of film. yeah. but, some of those messups are in the back end. we've got one of those little gag reels at the end that everybody likes. >> oh, good. we can't wait >> good monday morning. we have low and high clouds and the fog has been dense in the north bay. you will notice the chilly day in the afternoon if you are along the coast. it is breezy. we could see sprinkles on tuesday and wet wednesday on wednesday. 59 in san mateo and 60 in san jose and the accweather seven-day forecast shows chilly mornings and afternoons with rain arriving
we're looking forward to talking to jason in just a bit. now to the new headline overnight about kids and concussions. raising a big question. should high school football be banned? experts are weighing in on that in the new issue of "pediatrics." take a look. >> reporter: concussions in high school football a tough top going to tackle. according to the institute of medicine, 1 in 14 high school football players will suffer at least one concussion. and that risk is 60% higher than the next sport, yet the sport e remains the most popular among high school boys. with more than 1 million taking part in the game. in the latest issue of the medical journal "pediatrics," some leading experts are weighing in on the question of whether or not high school football should be banned. one of the experts, dr. lewis margolis, writes, it should be banned until we can be sure there are no long term detrimental consequences.
he notes, football causes more harm to the brain than any other sport. but another expert says it's not the solution. having a licensed athletic trainer on site, a physician who is knowledgeable about the concussions at every football game and a clear return to play policy. >> i think just having a discussion at the school, how are we going to approach the injury? and making sure we're dealing with it at an appropriate level. and that we're taking it seriously. >> joining us now, our chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser. you ready to take the heat? >> oh,ia e. >> every time this comes up. you are a pediatrician. you have two sons. where do you weigh in? >> this is a tough one. we know how valuable organized sports are. teaches leadership. team work. winning and losing. physical fitness. the big concern about football is the risk to the brain. we have two sons. we did not allow them to play football. and as a pediatrician, when i'm talking to parents, i say sports is great, but i recommend something other than football.
>> you did not allow your boys to play. but should it be banned? >> that's different. i do not think football should be banned. you know, if you look at all sports, there's a risk of concussion. whether, you know -- football is highest because the participation rate is very high. lacrosse, ice hockey. girl's and women's soccer. all concussions. our younger son had a concussion playing basketball and soccer. it's not about eliminating all risk. it's about saying, are the risks in football acceptable? are there things you can do if you're going have a football program to lower those risks? >> i'm glad you mention the other sports because other people weigh in and go, hey, it's not just football. it's high. what changes could you get behind? >> i think there's a lot of things you can do if your focus is around safety. so starting with the little kids. have them play flag football. in that way, they're going to learn about the sport. learn all those things. the focus won't be tackling. when they start playing and they're a little older. reduce the contact time in practice. that's something you will see at
college level. they're not doing those hard tackles in practice as much anymore. they're saving most of the hard tackling for the game. as you heard in the piece, you want to have a certified athletic trainer on the sideline. you want to make sure they don't report to the coach. if they see a player that was injured, they're not going to be worried that the coach is going to be mad at them for pulling them out. they're reporting up to the head of the school or a doctor. lastly, you know, you want to make sure that you look at other things that are more controversial. possibly getting rid of the kickoff return. it's so exciting to see someone run the whole field. it's also the most dangerous play in football. because you have these teams running full velocity smashing into each other. >> you're saying start at the 20 or something like that? >> start at the 20 like they do in overtime. >> good luck with that! >> i know. >> people are like, hands off. >> we'll hear about it on social media. and i want to hear from people. you know, when you look at the role high school football plays in communities, it's what brings people together.
>> it's huge. >> it's huge. the school bard has to decide what is the most important thing? is the coach going lose their job if they lose a game or if their players get injured and it could have been prevented? >> i hope we can find some common ground. >> i think we can. a lot of parents are saying, kids, don't play football. if they don't make it safer, that could cause problems. >> you're going to be busy on twitter. >> look forward to it. >> i know you are. as am i. it's a star-studded morning. jason bateman. steve harvey. one of the stars of one of the funniest movies this holiday season. come on back. of one of the funniest movies this holiday she's a living legend. now tomorrow -- >> why do you share this now? >> naomi judd opens up. about the personal battles she faces daily. >> if i live through this, i want someone to see that they can survive. >> emotional, revealing. the exclusive tomorrow on "gma."
good morning, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. right now structural engineers are trying to determine if it is safe for crews to continue recovery efforts at the burned-out oakland warehouse this afternoon. authorities stopped work late last night after they noticed part of the building was leaning. and the death toll has increased to 36. 11 people have been identified. officials have identified the section of the building where they think the fire started. let's get over to alexis smith with a check of your traffic. pnorthbound 101 moving along oky at 880 but i'm hearing we have a vehicle fire north of here at great america parkway and that is blocking the right lane. quick check of the drive times, nothing terrible but a couple of slow spots on 80, heading to the
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colder tomorrow. >> thank you so much. we'll have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on the free abc 7 news ap ♪p [ cheers and applause ] wow. wow. now that's how you start a monday morning. right back at you. i love the swooping shots getting everybody in. good morning, america. good morning, you here. [ cheers and applause ] so excited to have you with us. a lot coming up in this half hour. >> we do. a lot of people went from "gma," from our staff, to see the new movie, we have jason bateman. should we start with that? >> i think we should bring him in. come on in, man. >> come on in. jason! [ cheers and applause ] >> oh! >> wow.
good morning. good morning. >> we were going to talk about you behind your back. >> wow. >> this is your first time with the audience, right? >> my very first time. be gentle. so this happens from -- 8:00 to >> to 9:00. >> so great. you have a whole different thing to come upstairs to. is that a bump? or do you get paid the same amount? >> are you listening? >> you should get paid for two different shows. >> 5%. >> am i hosting? >> you were on cable a lot this weekend. your movies. did you realize that? do you know when they're coming on? >> am i getting residuals? did i put you to sleep for a few nights. >> he's got christmas shopping on his mind. thinking about the financials these days. >> i have two little girls and a wife that i love and they like nice things. i gotta dance as fast as i can. >> this movie should help. our whole staff had a private
screening, or went to a movie of it. amy, you were there. >> i was. >> we had a fun chat yesterday, didn't we? >> jason and i spent time together yesterday. we'll show that on friday. >> on camera. >> on camera. on camera. >> i was curious. >> that's how rumors start. >> before we talk about the movie, it's that time of year, the holiday, office party. we wanted to get into it. it's our first topic. >> a lot of articles online about it. a lot of tips people with giving. some of them are just pure common sense. dress appropriately. >> you would hope. >> don't drink too much. here's one you my not -- may not know. carry your drink in your left hand. >> so you can shake hands? >> shake hands with the right. exactly. >> i don't do that. i don't do that. because it -- somehow i feel like it washes your hand every time you shake a hand. and put it on a cold glass. you get another rinse. >> i like how you think there. >> this one surprised me. do not -- don't toast yourself. whatever you do. just not a good idea. if you're honored at the event with a toast, accept gracefully.
don't applaud for yourself. just in case you -- >> how about that. here's a weird one. i have never thought of. make an effective entrance. to the office party. >> i usually trip and fall. >> yeah, what qualifies as effective? coming in with your hair on fire? >> that would do it. you must have broken a lot of these rules in the movie. >> yes, otherwise it would have been a drama. people get overserved. and jesus christ comes through on a horse. >> yes. >> that's worth the price of admission right there. we found him. he comes galloping through. there he is there. in the elevator, see. [ applause ] >> oh, my gosh. >> we have a clip. i want to show it. this is one of my favorite scenes. you're prominently featured. >> merry christmas, everybody! >> what? >> happy about the holidays. ♪ party people in the place to be ♪ ♪ a whipped up flipped up tasty
treat ♪ ♪ get up and move your feet yeah this is how i roll no lenses ♪ ♪ drop that beat and make the crowd go whoa ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> you got the moves. >> you took hip hop lessons to pull that off? >> you got mover moves, man, you got moves. >> i took a little hip hop lesson. i was holding a little water weight in that scene. a little puffy. but, yeah. >> is it as hard as it looks to dance in those suits? >> it's warm. it's warm. it was good. >> it is an effective entrance. >> there you go. george brings it all back. >> he's good like that. >> he's our emily post. >> do you have an office christmas party coming up? >> question -- yes, we do. >> do you have advice? >> do see this movie as a cautionary tale. >> you know who gets crazy? >> the traditional lampshade on the head. >> every time. >> truly? >> yeah. >> you have met his wife, ali.
you know. >> ali doesn't keep you in line with that? >> she tries. >> you should see him on the dance floor. >> oh, no. do you wear a sumo suit like that? >> next year. >> i could loan you mine. >> thank you. >> i have to hose it down first. >> ew. >> it got a little warm. >> see how he starts getting red right there? >> amy, you go next. >> jason this is your fifth movie with jennifer aniston. >> right. [ applause ] >> that's worth applause. you have known each other for 20 years. did you learn anything new about her on the film? >> no, i know everything about her already. she's like my sister. so, we -- i probably know more than -- more about her than i should. but that's why we like to work together because we're so close. it's not like work. >> and t.j. was new. he stole the show. >> t.j. is amazing. that guy is -- >> that was the guy you saw just saw nearly putting a lugee on
jennifer aniston. >> kate mckinnon. jillian bell. courtney b. vance. >> you see a lot of courtney b. vance in the movie. like, a lot. >> you do. you do. you see him fly in this film. unsuccessfully. there's -- yeah. >> it's a departure for him. >> how do you keep a straight face in scenes like that? you do it so well. >> you don't see the part where i'm unsuccessful. we do a gag reel at the end. those are fun. you see me mess up quite a few times in that one. there's a lot of funny people in the film that make it tough. if the camera shot is here, you can just drive your fingernail into the back of your knee under frame to distract yourself from what's tonny and put yourself in pain. >> we learn so much here between the etiquette and how to keep a straight face. i feel complete. >> someone else is very funny, his wife, ali wentworth. you directed her? >> i did. she was amazing.
>> thank you. [ applause ] >> yeah, there she is. not nicole kidman. the other woman talking to nicole. there she is. >> does ali take direction well? >> no, not really, right, george? >> i don't know how you do it? she does her own thing. >> no, she's fantastic. didn't we drag you back early from vacation for that scene? >> you did. >> i apologize for that. >> we were in iceland. my kids wanted to come home. >> did you get a deal up there or something? taking kids to an ice cube. >> a wasteland. didn't work. did not work. so we owe you. >> what about hawaii? >> we're going for christmas. and there's snow there today. zplo in hawaii. >> snow in hawaii. >> and global warming is not real. >> not at all. >> jason, thank you. >> you're too much. >> i'm telling you this movie is amazing. if you want to laugh, and we could all use a good laugh, go to "office christmas party."
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and you can, too. bring your gently used coats to your local burlington store. all right, shall we get the total? drum roll please, 2,902 coats donated so far. go to goodmorningameric good monday morning. it is milder this morning. 40s and 50s for most. we do have areas of dense fog in the north bay and then upper 50s to around 60 today. colder tomorrow, some freezing mrnings and then rain by wednesday. oh, and for their honeymoon, they're going to disney. congratulations, y'all. robin, up to you. >> oh, not just up to me. [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, a big welcome to steve harvey! [ cheers and applause ] yes!
there's no applause sign. that's coming from the heart. >> that's genuine. i have real love for people. >> you are one of the hardest working people in showbiz. you give so much of yourself. and there was something that you didn't even know the cameras were rolling. you just spoke from the heart. and almost 60 million people have seen this. let's take a look right now. >> eventually, you're going to have to jump. you cannot just exist in this life. you have got to try to live. if you're waking up thinking there's gotta be more to your life than it is, man, believe that it is. >> so this was just impromptu. you were there on your show. speaking to the audience and that's what your book that's out today, "jump," is based on? >> yeah. because, you know, when people see me live, i'm in the laugh business. so we spend the whole time laughing. but, before they walk away, i try to say something meaningful to people that they can hang their hat on.
because life ain't always funny. everybody wants to be happy and everybody wants to be successful. i figured that out, you know. i figured out how to do it from the bottom up. you know, with nothing, coming out of the dirt. and it's just a series of principles. once you master the principles, you can become very successful and very happy with your life. and so, after that, i can't tell you how many people said, steve, when do i jump? when i jump, what happens? when i take that leap of faith, what do i do? so i wrote the book. >> and it is so you. it is quintessential steve harvey. it is heartfelt. it is funny. it is common sense. and you talk about how you have had 11 jobs. you flunked out of kent state. you lived in your car for a time. what, talk about those jumps that you made. >> i mean, i was sick and tired of being sick and tired. i was waking up going, you know what, look, man, this can't be my life. there's no way god made me just to be this. i gotta do something.
so october 8, 1985, i walked in the comedy club, i won amateur night, 50 bucks. i went to work the next day and quit my job because i had found it. this is what i was born to do. i wasn't supposed to work in the factory. there's nothing wrong with it. i just wasn't supposed to. not for me. when i took that leap of faith, it cost me a lot. and, you know, i stumbled. i became homeless after awhile. a couple of other things went -- not a couple, but a half a million things went wrong. and then you look up today, a lot of stuff is going right. but it only gets to go right if you jump. >> yeah. and that's what you have done. [ cheers and applause ] repeatedly. and -- something that i have always appreciated about you. reading your book, there is no such thing as failures. it's lessons. you talked about the lesson that you learned, the miss universe pageant and what happened there. >> i mean, that was crazy for me.
that was, what had happened -- i had been asking god to increase my global persona. because i have business outside the country. >> mm-hmm. >> and i was asking god to increase my global persona. after i said the wrong name, 48 hours later, my name had been googled 4 billion times. >> careful what you pray for. >> so, you know, i didn't appreciate the way he gave it to me, but -- >> but so good. you don't shy about talking about it in the book. and you owned it. you owned up to it because of your mama and daddy. you didn't have to go back out there and admit you made a mistake. >> they told me, we'll fix it tomorrow. it wasn't something i did on my own. i can read very well. i read and said what they told me to say. and then when it went bad, i went back out there. because the miss philippines, she won't get her glory that night. i walked back out there. i didn't want to walk back out there. i have learned in facing your
challenges, they're not as daunting as they seem. >> you have a 21-day jump challenge where you want everybody to live the life they deserve. we have somebody here. you have a question, is this denita? you have a question for steve? >> yes, steve, good morning. how do you make the jump from corporate america to starting your own business for those that want to do that? >> here's the number one thing people have to understand. there's no perfect time, there's no perfect day. you can't wait until you get all your ducks lined up in a row. there is no none of that. sometimes the jump comes in the form of a push. you know, sometimes a company just come in and lay you off. now you're in the air. you didn't jump, somebody came in and shot you off the cliff. so, i would say, look, whenever you get the feeling that, look, there's got to be more. you have to go. it's not going to be perfect. it's not going to be. if it was a perfect time, we would all know when to do it. >> and don't think that people who are successful don't feel fear. everyone feels fear. and -- >> god almighty.
>> everyone thinks it's so perfect. you just do it any way. >> i'm afraid a lot of times. i jump today. i'm afraid a lot of times. what helps me with the fear is now. when i feel like doing something, i do now. it don't give me time to worry about it, figure out how it ain't going to work, you know, cop out, get talked out of it. i just go now. and get my clothes tore off a little bit until the wind get up under the parachute. >> we're going to see you. show time at the apollo is coming back. >> tonight. >> yes, tonight. >> tonight on fox. a two-hour special. >> always wonderful to see you. our love to marjorie. thank you. >> you laid me out. get the book. the book is banging, i'm telling you. >> get the book. take the jump. the book, "jump," is out. we have recipes for the
smoet ♪ [ cheers and applause ] time now for a little holiday cooking. we have brian malarkey here. sharing his big recipes and the scoop on his restaurant, herringbone in las vegas. talk to me about vegas for the holidays. >> vegas for the holidays is incredible. there's world class -- world class music. world class casinos. and my restaurant, herringbone. in aria. >> i love the name herringbone. sounds so chic. >> it is. it's after the fabric. we have the fabric world. searsucker and herringbone. >> how would you describe the style of herringbone? >> fish meets field. a lot of seafood.
>> fish meats field. >> m-e-a-t-s. >> rack of lamb with tzatziki sauce. >> it's the flavor of the lamb with the refreshing, cool flavor. let's get going. a little seasoning. rosemary, thyme. marinade. do that a couple of -- i love the oohs and aahs. >> you to french these? >> you can french them or you can ask really nicely and your butcher will do it for you. >> oh, i didn't know you could ask. just little lamb chops? >> oil, pan spray. turn that up a little bit. >> in your mixing bowl over here it was thyme, mint, garlic, what else? >> parsley. garlic, a little lemon zest if you like. lamb is amazing. >> it smells so good. >> you just start cooking lamb in your house, everyone starts getting hungry. it feels like the holidays. i like mine mid rare. it's a couple of minutes on each side. supereasy. superquick.
>> that does look easy. it makes you look like a real chef. >> it makes me look like a real chef. >> you are. i need help. >> the culinary team here at "gma" makes me look good. >> karen pinkus. you have another dish for us? >> no this is the tzatziki. >> oh, the salad. >> the tzatziki is the yogurt, mixing it all together here. we take that cool, refreshing. put a generous amount on the plate there. >> so it's red onion? >> red onion, cucumber. garlic. >> very authentic. >> yeah, george, this is right in your wheel house. >> good stuff. >> i want to move on. you have a couple of other things. this is one of my faves. talk us to about this dish you made. >> sometimes during the winter time, the tomatoes are not superbright and right. sometimes we oven-roast them. >> you're doing our jobs.
>> then we have prosciutto, a little broccoli with chestnuts roasting on the open fire. >> oh! >> yeah! >> and give us, in one sentence, your favorite dessert for the holidays. we're doing our great cookie search. >> i'm classic. like vegas is a classic. herringbone. >> duh. >> i took a chocolate chip cookie and put candy cane on there. all right, because chocolate, the candy cane. >> i love that idea. >> and then if you're ambitious, we have eggnog gelato. i'll see you in vegas for the holidays. >> we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] who says i shouldn't havmy doctor.very day? my dentist.
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[ cheers and applause ] have great day, everybody. so yummy. she's a legend. now tomorrow. >> why do you share this now? >> naomi judd opens up. about the personal battles she faces daily. >> if i live through this, i want someone to see they can survive. >> emotional. revealing. the exclusive tomorrow on "gma." emotional. revealing. the exclusive tomorrow on "gma."
good morning, i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. structural engineers are determining if it is safe for recovery efforts to resume this afternoon at the burned-out warehouse in oakland. a possible leaning wall stopped the work overnight. we learned that the death toll has increased to 36. lisa argen is in for mike nicco with weather. >> good morning to you. still a good deal of cloud cover. 49 minute delays the sfo and still the 30s with fog if santa rosa. partly cloudy and comfortable and mid-50s and breezy at coast and much chiller tomorrow with rain by wednesday. >> we'll be ready for that. and taking a look at things outside. bay area toll plaza starting to let up just a little bit. still a line at the toll booths but not as back into the maze as it was earlier. and a quick check of drive times.
delays on 680 and westbound 24 and not too bad out of the central valley. >> it is time >> announcer: it's "live with kelly." today from "office christmas party," jason bateman. and from the new series "shut eye," jeffrey donovan. plus broadway, tv, film actor corbin bleu joins kelly at the cohost desk. all next on "live" ." ♪ >> announcer: and now, here are kelly ripa and corbin bleu. ♪ ♪