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good morning, america. national security showdown. hillary clinton and donald trump going at it overnight. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again. >> clashing over the military, isis and experience. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> now questions about those classified intelligence briefings. did trump reveal too much? and hillary clinton defends herself over her e-mails. flash floods and funnel clouds, a massive storm hovers over arizona as remnants from hurricane newton fuel flooding from the dakotas to wisconsin. now, the midwest on alert for more rain as the east braces for a heat wave. temperatures that feel like 100 degrees. a stunning shoot-out caught on surveillance camera. a 71-year-old man shot while watering his lawn in chicago. the city facing the deadliest violence in decades.
the desperate search for those two suspects. our friend and colleague elizabeth vargas opens up about her long battle with alcoholism. >> the only thing that will make you feel better is more alcohol. >> the "20/20" anchor reveals what fueled her drinking, her darkest moments and how she took back control of her life. and good morning, america. boy, that interview, elizabeth vargas with diane sawyer, is so raw and so real but also a lot of hope in there. >> we are very proud of her. and this is a disease that affects millions of people. >> she came out and very forthcoming about it and i think it's going to help a lot of people. but first, we begin with the race for the white house. both donald trump and hillary clinton sitting down to answer questions about leadership and the military. their answers and attacks giving a preview to the upcoming debates. clinton's campaign manager robby mook is here. he'll talk to george live in
just a moment but first, abc's cecilia vega is on the campaign trail in charlotte, north carolina, with the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. that first debate is now a little more than two weeks away, and this forum, overnight both sides facing off over what it takes to be commander-in-chief and the one thing that both of these candidates can agree on, neither side is ready for the job. it was the first time they shared a stage and though never on it at the same time, donald trump and hillary clinton went head-to-head on national security. the republican candidate blasting american military leaders. >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> reporter: and openly discussing the classified intelligence briefing he has received as a candidate. >> there was one thing that shocked me, what i did learn is that our leadership, barack obama, did not follow what our
experts and our truly when they call it intelligence, it's there for a reason, what our experts said to do. >> reporter: in the nbc forum overnight, clinton making this promise about america's role in the middle east. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again and we're not putting ground troops into syria. we're going to defeat isis without committing american ground troops. >> reporter: while trump would not reveal his plan. >> if i win, i don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is. >> reporter: what there was no shortage of, attacks. clinton saying her vote for the iraq war was a mistake while slamming trump's shifting position. >> the decision to go to war in iraq was a mistake. now, my opponent was for the war in iraq. he says he wasn't. you can go back and look at the record. >> i was against the war in iraq because i said it was going to totally destabilize the middle east. >> reporter: but that's not what trump said in an interview in 2002 with howard stern. >> are you for invading iraq?
>> yeah, i guess so. i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: another mistake clinton admitted to, those e-mails. >> it was a mistake to have a personal account. i would certainly not do it again. i make no excuses. >> reporter: while trump defended a controversial tweet about sexual assaults in the military. in 2013 trump writing, "only 238 convictions. what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together?" asked about it overnight, trump wouldn't back down. >> well, it is -- it is a correct tweet and by the way, since then it's gotten worse. no, not to kick them out. something has to happen. right now, part of the problem is nobody gets prosecuted. >> reporter: and this morning, president obama is weighing in from overseas saying trump is not ready for the oval office. >> i don't think the guy's qualified to be president of the united states. and every time he speaks, that
opinion is confirmed. >> reporter: you heard it there. the president is in laos and he is really blasting the republican candidate. he said the republican candidate has, quote, either contradictory or uninformed or outright wacky ideas. george. >> not holding back at all, cecilia, thanks very much. let's talk to hillary clinton's campaign manager robby mook right now. robby, thanks for joining us this morning. were you happy with how the forum went last night? >> absolutely. this was an opportunity for voters to see the difference between these two candidates and what they saw was that hillary clinton both has a real command of the issues but also the experience and the judgment to be our commander-in-chief and what we saw from donald trump was that he is simply unfit for the job. he insults at our generals. he said that men and women were not capable of serving together in our military. he showered praise again on vladimir putin, despite matt lauer walking through all of the -- all of the regrettable things that he's done. so i think voters really saw
that difference and they saw that only one candidate was prepared to be commander-in-chief and that's hillary clinton. >> here's what reince priebus the chair of the rnc saw. he said, hillary clinton, was angry, defensive, no smile, uncomfortable. upset that she was caught sending our secrets. >> george, this is what is so incredible and challenging for the republicans, the fact that the only criticism they could have for hillary clinton is that she didn't smile enough at a very serious forum on our veterans, on our national security and on the job of commander-in-chief. just tells you everything you need to know. donald trump simply didn't come prepared and he's not going to be prepared to serve as president and that was abundantly clear last night. >> hillary clinton lost the coin toss last night so she went first and donald trump went second. let me give you a chance to respond to a couple of things. he said that the intelligence briefings he's gotten so far showed barack obama did not
follow what his experts told him to do and he could tell from the body language they were not happy. your response? >> well, first of all, it's concerning that donald trump was, you know, was potentially sharing information that he learned in his briefing. i mean, but what was really scary, george, was he keeps talking about the secret plan that he has to defeat isis. what was clear last night was, there's really no plan at all, and that's what's scary is, first of all, he doesn't seem to have the judgment or temperament to make good decisions as commander-in-chief but he doesn't have any plans and he certainly didn't have command of the issues or the questions that he was being asked. >> hillary clinton said last night she would never again put ground troops in iraq but there are ground troops in iraq. >> well, i think what she was referring to there specifically was the volume of troops that had been there before. but, again, hillary clinton is actually released a plan, a detailed plan on how to defeat isis. donald trump has said he has one, he's keeping it secret.
but, again, last night it was clear there just isn't a plan and he's trying to hide from that and he lashed out at our nation's generals when he was asked for details. so, again, there's no plan there. and donald trump has shown us yet again he is unfit to serve. >> robby mook, thanks for joining us today. >> thanks so much. all right, george, let's bring in jon karl on this discussion about the forum last night. it's evident how the president, what he feels about what he saw last night. >> yeah. >> did we learn anything new about the candidates, where they stand on certain positions. >> well, look, the first thing is this was a rough night for hillary clinton, robin. i mean, 13 minutes of questioning was on her e-mails. and despite what robby mook said there, you could tell she was irritated by this. she was legalistic, she was defensive. donald trump got off relatively easily, he seemed confident. he seemed at ease, but he was let off relatively easy, although i think he will have
things to pay for because of this debate. he praised putin again in pretty glowing terms and, you know, he went on to attack the generals, the senior officers in the military. >> not only did he do that, how unprecedented is it for a candidate to share classified information from an intelligence briefing? >> that was bizarre. >> did he reveal too much? >> look, i've been covering presidential elections for a long time. i've never seen a presidential candidate talk about one of those briefings. he didn't reveal any classified information but implied that they were on his side. it was strange. >> that's the thing. these intelligence briefings are done by intelligence professional, not political people at all, not policy people at all. they don't weigh in on policy. that's why it was sort of surprising to hear him characterize what they were saying in that way. >> yeah, they can't defend themselves, so he implies they were basically on his side and they can't speak about this at all. >> big difference here from a debate. they did go back-to-back. each -- it will be more interesting to see, i guess it's coming up on september 26th, which issues each of them chooses to pick up on.
when the opponent goes and whether they decide to jump in. >> well, i think that what it showed is both of them have a lot of prepwork to do before the next debate. i mean, hillary clinton needs to be able to handle these tough -- she still doesn't have a good answer on her e-mails and donald trump will not get off so easily in the next debris. because hillary clinton will be able to jump in. >> do you think with hillary clinton because she hasn't had any press conferences or that time -- >> huge. huge. for two reason, robin, first of all, it's less practice, less back and forth. she went 270 days without a press conference. not a lot of tough interviews. if she had been doing that the questions would have already been asked, matt lauer would have maybe felt less of a need to hammer over and over again on e-mails and she would be more at ease with the questions. >> jon karl, thank you. >> lesson, do more press conferences. >> yes. >> of course, that's going to be your lesson. >> practice, practice, practice. that's what they need to do. now to that flooding in the midwest. we'll turn it over to ginger who
is going to tell us what's left of the former tropical storm newton and it's messing up the south and ginger is here with that this morning. >> this morning, we are learning that tucson had almost a month's worth of rain in just one day as the remnants of what was newton passed over. so, it didn't make history as that tropical storm but some places got up to a half foot and the moisture fueling that ongoing flash flooding. that's from milwaukee, wisconsin, a lot of people picking up anywhere from 3, 4, 5 inches quickly and this morning you can see it on the satellite image as that pools up. chicago back to kansas city really raucous morning. that moisture is going to pool and, again, that's why we see flood watches just south of davenport, just east of wichita. the next story is right here. if -- in the northeast, new york city, philadelphia, dover, we're all in a heat advisory. it'll feel close to 100. look at some of those heat indices this afternoon, george, 106 in dover. >> that is hot. okay, ginger, thanks.
we're going to turn now to a shooting sparking outrage in chicago where surveillance video shows a gunman attacking a 71-year-old man there watering his lawn. abc's alex perez is in chicago with the latest. this comes after chicago's deadliest month in decades. >> reporter: that's right, george. good morning to you. authorities have working, trying to solve all these cases. what we're learning from investigators on this case, the 71-year-old was minding his own business when suddenly he was fighting for his life. this morning, chicago police on the hunt for the brazen suspects that took down this senior citizen and then shot him. the entire ordeal captured on tape by a neighbor's surveillance camera. watch as 71-year-old frederico laguardia was out watering his front lawn tuesday when two men ride past him on bicycles and moments later one of those men returns, wrestling him to the ground, shooting him in the abdomen, then rifling through his pockets and stealing his wallet. >> this is absolutely ridiculous. you're not even safe in your own
yard. >> reporter: injured laguardia then gets himself to a neighbor's front door and calls for help. the unbelievable video another sign of the record-breaking violence plaguing some parts of chicago. in 2016, nearly 3,000 shootings so far, more than 500 murders. more than new york and los angeles combined. >> it's not a police issue. it's a society issue. you know, impoverished neighborhoods, people without hope do these kind of things. you show me a man who doesn't have hope and i'll show one who's willing to pick up a gun and ready to do anything with it. >> reporter: they're hoping this video leads to an arrest. >> if you can identify your child on there, do the right thing before you get the knock on the door. >> reporter: no arrests. good news here is laguardia is doing better and his wife says he's in fair condition. >> alex, thank you very much. george, you spent time with nba star dwyane wade.
his cousin was gunned down recently. >> taking her kids to school. >> right there on the street. and he says, he's going to do what he needs to do and others need to do to take back their community. >> he is going back home and he says it reminds him of what it was like growing up back in the '90s when there was a lot of violence of as well. the most important thing needs, -- he thinks they need to have mentors. there are gang wars going on. they have to find a way to get a handle on it. >> for the young men and women. they need those mentors. >> they need hope. amy is here with the rest of today's top headlines, starting with a highway shooting in arizona. yeah, this is a tough story. breaking news overnight, a woman has died after being shot while just driving down the highway in phoenix. police say she called 911 to say she was being chased by a truck, dispatchers then heard three shots, no arrests have been made yet. police say there is no apparent link to a serial shooter in that area blamed for seven recent killings. and some disturbing video from southern california. a police officer was seen using his baton to repeatedly hit a suspect on the ground.
police say moments earlier that suspect tried to grab the officer's gun inside a store in marietta and an investigation is under way. an dsurveillance video showing the moment a murder suspect in las vegas twisted and broke through his handcuffs after being left alone in a police interrogation room just last week, he then climbed through the ceiling to escape. it took police 25 minutes to realize he was gone and he was finally captured on tuesday. well, an asteroid the size of a school bus passed by earth. the space rock buzzed the planet wednesday at 18,000 miles an hour and scientists discovered it only two days earlier. this comes as nasa launches a rocket today sending a robot to another asteroid to collect dust in hopes of finding clues to the origins of life. and soccer star megan rapinoe did not get a chance to protest the national anthem at last night's game. the owner of the washington spirit changed the pregame ceremonies and played the anthem
while the players were still in their locker rooms. rapinoe took a knee during a recent game to join nfl quarterback colin kaepernick's protest for minority rights. and it was a messy morning commute around wilmington, delaware, after this truck overturned spilling thousands of pennies onto interstate 95. the truck was headed to the u.s. mint in philadelphia when it overturned. and finally, trying to sell an office building shaped like a giant picnic basket apparently is no picnic. take a look. yep, that's an actual building. these are the headquarters of surprisingly a basket company in ohio. it cost $32 million to build this back in the '90s but the company is so desperate to sell it they've lowered the sale price to just $5 million but still no takers and it's been on the market for over a year. maybe if they took the handles off. >> that might help. i'm thinking the same thing. >> maybe. >> the land's got to be worth 5 million. >> maybe a little bit longer. all right, guys. now to the latest on ryan lochte and reports this morning
that the embattled olympian will be suspended for ten months following what happened in rio. abc's ryan smith joins us now with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the suspension means the 32-year-old swimmer is out for next year's world championships the other three teammates are also facing bans of several months, as well. but officials from the usoc, united states olympic committee, and usa swimming, have yet to publicly comment but an announcement is believed to be coming later this afternoon. the 12-time medalist apologizing for exaggerating a story that he was robbed at gunpoint creating an international incident. now, if lochte wants to continue competing on the international stage, his next eligible world championship, 2019 when he is 35 years old. that's going to be a tough one to do, robin. >> we'll have to wait to see if that happens. ryan, thank you very much. everyone kind of suspected something like this -- >> had to happen. ginger, what's going on in arizona? >> we just talked about that
flooding rain, and then you see the funnel cloud that happened in parts of arizona, near flagstaff, of course, so that circulating energy in the atmosphere now has moved of course and strong storms and a new low coming at you in the dakotas. it will slide by and anyone from des moines back through kansas city, even wichita along i-35 will look out for damaging wind. this is for tomorrow so a heads-up right now, hail and even an isolated tornado.
good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your accuweather forecast. cooler and afternoon breezes today. drizzle near the coast and extended forecast, temperatures up to 17 degrees cooler. 50s on the coast, 70s in the bay, 80s inland. antioch will reach 90. temperatures within the 50s. the accuweather seven-day forecast, we will be steady tomorrow through the weekend. look at that next week. >> i just want to bring those numbers back just in case you guys didn't see this. this afternoon, whoo, keep it cool. then it'll eventually -- >> your mother-in-law doing well? >> she's doing well. thanks for asking. >> if you were here yesterday, you'd get it. coming up, "20/20" anchor elizabeth vargas opening up about her struggle with alcoholism talking with our diane sawyer. >> how close did you come to dying? >> elizabeth revealing the crushing insecurity and anxiety that fueled her drinking.
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make your home happy this fall with the season's biggest savings at lowe's. welcome back to "gma." there is serena williams winning a tough match last night heading to the semifinals. one step closer to history. but right now the tournament under the microscope, was there a betting scandal during a first round women's match? we have much more on the big board. >> that was a good match last night. >> i love her. so powerful. right now, hillary clinton and donald trump clashing in a forum on national security overnight. president obama weighing in this morning calling trump's ideas wacky and saying trump shows he's unfit for the presidency, quote, every time he speaks. and the nfl season kicks off today, the denver broncos take on the carolina panthers in a super bowl rematch.
all eyes on that big face-off. are you ready for some football? >> i'm ready. no peyton manning this year, so that's going to be a big change. >> a little bit. >> a little change. a little different. also this morning, everyone is talking about the new iphone 7 and what's missing, the headphone jack. apple debuting new air pods which make people think about a certain dog, remember air bud. air bud is even chiming in saying he has to figure out how to get them in his ears. i have the same problem. we're going to have much more in our big board. >> we got them right here. >> yeah, but -- i can't get those things to stay in my ears. >> and you lose them all the time. they're so little. >> i'm irresponsible. >> in that regard. we are going to begin this half hour with elizabeth vargas' powerful story shining a light on alcohol abuse, a medical problem affecting more than 5 million american women, and amy has much, much more on this. amy. >> that's right, robin. it is a deeply personal story from a member of our abc family. "20/20" anchor elizabeth vargas sat down with diane sawyer to talk about her long battle with alcoholism. her story is now a memoir.
"between breaths" and in it she reveals some of her darkest moments and her road back to joy. >> good evening, we're taking you on -- >> reporter: on television she's the picture of calm. >> i'm elizabeth vargas in baghdad. >> reporter: traveling the world as an anchor and reporter. >> return here to jerusalem. >> reporter: a familiar face in the morning. >> and today we're looking at jeans. >> reporter: but for some of those years elizabeth vargas was living a secret double life as an alcoholic. >> thanks, elizabeth, very much. >> there are days when you wake up and you feel so horrible that the only thing that will make you feel better is more alcohol. and that's when you're in the death spin, you know. that's when you're -- that's when people die. that's when people die. >> how close did you come to dying? >> i on one occasion had a lethal level of alcohol in my blood system and even that didn't scare me in stopping.
can you believe it? even that. >> reporter: haunted by crushing insecurity and anxiety that began as a child vargas said a glass or two of wine helped smooth frayed nerves, over the years, social drinking fueled by that anxiety became a dangerous addiction, a startling statistic, more than 60% of women who have a problem with alcohol also struggle with anxiety. >> good evening, we begin tonight with two rest -- >> reporter: to watch elizabeth anchor live tv you'd have no idea she was forcing herself to suppress deep anxiety. >> i mean i remember anchoring the evening news and every single night when michelle, and i love michelle, the floor manager, when she would count down, i hated it. >> two minutes. >> two minutes. >> and, you know, my heart would start pounding. >> one minute. >> now i'm like hyperventilating. >> 30 seconds. >> 30 seconds. and literally the studio, the edges of my vision would start to swim a little.
and if you watch carefully at the beginning of every newscast -- >> "world news tonight" -- >> you will see me lean in and grip the desk with my right hand. and on my left hand which i'm holding my pen i'm taking my engagement ring and digging the edge of it into my thumb. >> why did you go in this business if it was going to torment you like that? >> i loved it. i still love it. i love telling people stories. >> but i mean people can look at you and say you're so lucky, really. >> i am lucky. it's easy to say that on the outside looking in and, first of all, yes, i am -- you know, i am so lucky to have my two amazing children and to have this amazing job. it doesn't matter how much you have or how little you have, it didn't matter. it leveled me. it knocked me flat on my butt. i, you know -- i lost sight of everything. everything.
>> reporter: and as the mother of two young boys, a punishing reality. >> i was drinking and sleeping, and i do vividly remember like one afternoon sam standing by that -- my head in the bed saying, mommy, when are you going to get up? and i remember i could smell the sunscreen and i could feel the heat from his little body because he just had come in from the beach and i would die for my children, diane. i wouldn't give a nanosecond's worth of thought to die for my children, to kill for my children but i would die for my children but i couldn't stop drinking for my children. i don't know if i will ever forgive myself for hurting them with my drinking ever. >> so vulnerable, so honest, so brave, and, of course, it is her children that help her continue that fight against this disease
each and every day. guys. >> so raw, all right, amy. thank you. and dr. richard besser is here and going to talk more about this. because we don't often talk about alcohol abuse and women and it seems that it is -- there's signs it's a growing problem. >> yeah, i mean it's so important that elizabeth is sharing her story. it helps deal with the stigma and it's hard to get good numbers. one thing we know more common in men but arrests for driving under the influence for men is going down and for women going up. >> she said she never drove when she drank but heavy drinking is actually more dangerous for women. >> yes, it is. it's riskier. when you compare women to men, women are more likely to have liver disease, heart disease, brain disease and it increases the risk for breast cancer and it puts them at risk of being victims of sexual abuse. >> and she also writes in the book that it took her -- multiple trips to rehab over a period of months before she was able to quit drinking for good.
but how common is it for people to struggle with relapses? >> that's the story you keep hearing. it's a disease and each time you have to struggle and finally admit you have a problem, then you can start to ask for help and you go through that cycle every time. >> it's so good she was honest about that and multiple times for her to do that and for people to know that and to know that it is a disease. okay, so, rich, you know there are some people that are women especially watching this morning and saying, okay, do i have a problem? are there questions we can ask ourselves? >> yeah, so, there are four simple questions and if you answer yes to these, it doesn't necessarily mean you have a drinking problem, it may miss some people but it means you should ask for some help. so, first one, have you ever felt that you should cut down on your drinking? second, have people annoyed you by criticizing the amount that you're drinking? have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking and have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady the nerves or to fight a hangover? if you answered yes to any of those questions, it's a good sign that you should ask for some help. >> all right, rich, thank you. those are good questions we should ask ourselves and elizabeth will share much more of her story in a diane sawyer special edition of "20/20"
that's airing tomorrow night right here on abc. and, robin, i got what's coming up on the big board, everybody. apple's big announcement pulling back the curtain on the iphone 7, does it live up to the hype? and a work alert about toxic employees. what do you do if they're productive but bad for the office. that's coming up on the big board with our experts. that's coming up on the big board with our experts. the big board with our experts. ♪ ♪ ♪ ma'am? ma'am? the line starts over here, ma'am. own your everyday runway. now that's the good stuff. kohl's. c(puppy barks) you can do it duck. hurry up duck!
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no help from your carrier there. the guts of this thing -- faster, more storage, better battery and for the first time water resistance, they didn't say waterproof. can't wait to put that to the test. let's talk colors. there's the new black and jet black, plus you still got the gold, silver and brose gold, that's what you call it when the dude gets the pink iphone. >> brose gold. >> brose gold. >> brose gold and camera is buffed out. it's better in low light and in the 7 plus the big phone, they have two cameras, one is a telephoto, real zoom. not software pinch and zoom. finally, the audio jack is out. you will get headphones that work through the charging port and they're including an adapter for your old headphones but i am not a woman who has had success at keeping track of them. i give it a week. >> i ordered one of these and -- >> you did? >> i'm like -- i'm like everybody else -- i already did. i'll admit it. it's not brose gold.
everybody's tweeting about these ear buds, and here's what jesse tyler ferguson had to say, "i don't even own it yet, but i can guarantee you i've already lost one of my airpod earbuds." josh groban tweeted that airpods, i guess another name is taken. so, this has everybody up in arms and i don't know how i'm going to be able to keep track of these. >> i completely agree, michael, until the find my airpod app is invented i can't justify shelling out 160 bucks for them. they run on battery, five hours and can charge them off the case, that's cool, but from a design perspective, you know, these protrusions coming out of your ears say they're directional microphones but, michael, you got a pair of the old headphones there and i'm just saying, you got scissors. doesn't it look like they went snip, snip, here you go wireless.
>> hold the bottom of that, mr. mcenroe. there we go. >> you got to be tough. >> we got wireless right here. >> already lost one, you see that? >> so why did you buy it, just because -- because it's faster? >> because i can't help myself, george. that's why i bought it. i can't help myself. it's a major problem. hey, becky, now to a major problem in the workplace. toxic employees. a "philadelphia inquirer" reporting on a business owner who fired his star worker because he says the employee created a toxic environment and after the employee was gone productivity went up by more than a third and we have tory johnson joining us now to discuss this. how you doing, tory? >> hey, good morning. you know what, so this is one of those things we know that toxic workers definitely take a toll. decreased productivity, higher turnover, just miserable employees, if you will, and there's things that you can do about it, and that's what is important. take action and the action can come from bosses or from the workers, just like us.
if you are a boss, there is i think two options, offer better training, coaching, if that doesn't work termination should be a very viable option that's on the table. many people think results at any cost and bosses should know that cost is very real. if you are an employee and you are dealing with somebody who is a bully, a gossip, they just lack civility, set boundaries, refuse to engage and speak up to that person and let them know what is specifically offensive and of course speak support from compassionate colleagues, from higher-ups, from hr and let them know about the specific incidents and the impact and ask for help. >> okay, tory, thanks very much. let's bring in patrick mcenroe and talk about the u.s. open and growing controversy, happened in a first round of the women's match. russia versus switzerland. there was an unusual betting
noticed by officials and now they're investigating saying it was rigged. >> this is actually good news, believe it or not because there's been issues in tennis at the lower levels. tennis is one of the most bet on sports worldwide. you can bet on just sets, sometimes even points, so imagine, michael, playing football, and you could have taken a bet or said i'll let the gain seven yards on this play. in tennis there are ways to legally bet point to point so the tennis integrity unit was formed by the governing bodies of tennis to look into this, other words, a betting when they see a red flag, in other words, a betting company -- >> what did they see? >> there was an unusual amount of betting coming in on the match. the player from -- >> russia and swiss. >> she was out of form and she had a protected ranking to get into the tournament, meaning she had been out with injury, so basically she had no chance to win the match and they didn't say exactly what came in, but one of the betting companies said we're not going to take any more bets on this match because we believe something is fishy and they're looking into this quickly and publicizing it.
>> another big story coming out of the u.s. open, serena williams chasing history, won her quarterfinals match last night, the first time she lost a set. is she feeling the strain? there's a lot of pressure on her to win this tournament. >> there's even more pressure, i think, last year when she was chasing the calendar grand slam. of course, there's always pressure on serena, as she says every time i go out there i'm the favorite, but her opponent simona halep played a great match and serena raised her match. best on the women's tournament. locked in, number 23 is coming. >> the set she lost they went back and forth. i was watching that. i had to go to bed because they were making me anxious. patrick, tory, becky, thank you. coming up in two minutes -- the new guy trying to fill the shoes of the most interesting man in the world and spoiler alert, i'm so upset it's not george. >> not even close. >> not even close. not george. >> not even close.
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has the latest. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, well, who is he? yep, it's not george and strahan. it's not you either. sorry, chaps, not this time. ♪ >> he is the most interesting man in the world. >> reporter: get ready because the world's most interesting man is looking a little different this morning. that's him back to the camera in a teaser just dropped by dos equis. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: he's french. immediately makes him interesting, in his early 40s, actor, director, trained lawyer. goes by the name augustin legrand. augustin is promising fewer philosophical musings than his 77-year-old predecessor jonathan goldsmith. >> his mother has a tattoo that reads "son." >> reporter: ten years on tv, he amassed his own $8 million fortune and dragged dos equis from obscurity to ubiquitity. a great pitchman with do that.
the marlborough man did that for 50 years, old spice hunk, over 50 million youtube hits. >> look down, back up. where are you? you're on a boat with a man -- >> reporter: the aflac duck, recognition from 11% to 94%. >> good job. >> reporter: the big challenge for mr. legrand, can he fill the calfskin moccasins? >> he imagines himself in his own shoes. >> reporter: of all the most interesting men in the world. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> and they're saying this guy will be different. not sitting in bars bragging about past exploits. he is an action man doing stuff. >> a man of action. >> with a beer in his hand. >> maybe. maybe. >> i still vote for george. >> thank you, michael. you get my vote too. >> thank you. guess who will be back? tory is coming back. it's thursday, we have major "deals & steals" coming up and a lot more ahead on this thursday for "gma." ajor "deals & steals" and a lot more ahead on this thursday for "gma."
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the candidates clash. trump with surprising new claims about the president. clinton stands firm on her private e-mails. and says she would never send american ground troops into iraq. ♪ sugar sugar overload. the key to keeping your energy level all day long. the secret to feeling good. what to eat and the diets that work. dr. ashton is here with the reality check. ♪ it's the eye of the tiger get ready for nick. he's the bachelor who survived two breakups and counting in front of america. his heart broken as runner-up waiting for a rose that never came. now nick is here for his first live interview before he starts his new journey to find love and he's here to say -- >> good morning, america.
good morning, america. good morning, nick. big thursday here in times square. great to have the new bachelor with us, we got surprise advice coming from one of the most famous couples in "bachelor" history. >> continue to take a shot. everyone is going crazy out there with the roses. okay, okay, and great "deals & steals" for fall fashion this morning. tory upstairs with our audience looking forward to getting up there and joining in on all the fun. >> that is all coming up. michael is back and start with the morning rundown. amy has that. >> good morning, everyone. the big story this morning donald trump and hillary clinton clashing on national security as abc's cecilia vega is on the campaign trail with the latest. >> amy, good morning to you. donald trump and hillary clinton facing off overnight in a forum on national security. they were never on the same stage at the same time. but they went head to head. donald trump blasting president obama and clinton's tenure as secretary of state saying
american military leadership has been quote, reduced to rubble. trump is also taking some heat this morning for publicly discussing the intelligence briefing he received as a candidate. there was no shortage in the attack in the nbc forum. hillary clinton. >> the decision to go to war in iraq was a mistake. now my opponent was for the war in iraq. he says he wasn't. you can go back and look at the record. >> reporter: in an interview in 2002 trump said he supported the invasion. clinton was also grilled on her e-mails. she admitted the use of private server was a mistake and now president obama is weighing in on from overseas, he said donald trump is not qualified to be commander in chief. amy. >> thank you.
a stunning moment for gary johnson, he was asked about aleppo, he didn't know where aleppo was, he'll be on the view today. authorities in washington state are looking for a person of interest in the abduction of a woman. she was able to use her cell phone to call her police and her husband telling them she had been hit on the head and kit snapped. they weren't able to track her location in time. unfortunately they later found her dead inside her abandoned car at the spokane airport. her family describes her as a loving mother with no enemies. and there is big news about ryan lochte's future. the u.s. olympic committee and u.s. swim team are suspending him for ten months for lying about a robbery in rio. he will not be allowed to compete at the world championships next summer. the other swimmers involved in the incident are expected to face shorter suspensions.
and a 5-year-old in texas is teaching us all a lesson about honoring our country. royce thompson was running late and was still outside the school the other day when he heard his classmates begin to recite the "pledge of allegiance." so he stopped right in his tracks, put his hand on his heart and recited the pledge. royce's mom asked him we he stopped and he told her this is a quote like, duh, mommy, this is what you're supposed to do and i'm so happy to know that other kids speak to their parents like that. reminds me of my cuties. >> that was a light one there, thank you, amy. sara haines in again. time for "pop news." >> thanks, george. a first for in style. the first lady gracing the cover of the november issue opening up on the importance of personal style, posing in an elegant dress she confesses her off-duty style is much more laid back saying, quote, no makeup, t-shirt and a pair of hitched
jeans and i love pieces and colors that make me feel good but it's much more informal and the first lady explained she tends to turn a blind eye to trends instead opting for a look best suited for a role model. the issue hits stands september 16th. >> she stays away from trends but she starts trends. >> she is a trendsetter. >> sells out. >> my yoga pants have been to yoga once, been to my couch much more often. are you guys like chill dressers at home. >> i'm not -- yeah, yeah, i'm very chill the second this show is over. >> 9:01. >> you're in slippers most days. >> yes, ma'am. >> those are nice slippers too. this may be the ultimate blockbuster dream team. reese witherspoon, mindy kaling and oprah winfrey and they're in talks to join winfrey for disney's "a wrinkle in time" and portray mystical witches. witherspoon as mrs. whatsit, kaling as mrs. who and winfrey as the all knowing mrs. which.
and if that's not enough the adaptation of the beloved children's book will be written by none other than jennifer lee who co-directed "frozen." another "let it go" song that we couldn't let go for so long. >> it still really hasn't been let go. trust me. >> have a great day, robin. and finally listen to this -- ♪ oh i'll tell you all about it when i see you again ♪ >> nothing, george. just a little pop here. okay. really? that made me nervous a little. okay, that's the music video that has just crossed a major youtube milestone joining the 2 billion you club. it's wiz khalifa's and charlie puth's "see you again" from "furious 7" the second video to surpass that released as a tribute to paul walker. who passed away in 2013. he followed in the footsteps of psy's "gangnam style." can you do "frozen"? >> thank you.
>> that was the first to hit but "uptown funk," "blank space," adele's "hello." >> and today is wiz khalifa's birthday so happy birthday to wiz, and i'm sure he would want nothing more than to see george snap the finger. >> just one shoulder pop, george. >> wiz probably has no idea how special that is. >> that was a big deal, wiz, so take it and enjoy. >> that was your gift because that was your first week. don't expect it all the time. >> never again. >> never again. never to be seen again. way to go, george. coming up, we'll do some myth busting. how does sugar affect your body? dr. jen ashton is here and has the secret to keeping your energy up. thank you, jen. we'll be right back. "gma's morning menu" brought to you by centrum multigummies now available for men and women. available for men and women.
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you know, you wish you could tell your heart what to do and if i could i would -- i would tell it to choose you. >> welcome back to "gma." "bachelor in paradise." he was heartbroken having to say good-bye. >> he is coming back. >> yeah, he's coming back and he's back on "gma" just ahead. but first, that health headline about sugar. for years millions have used the g.i. scale to guide their food choices and to tell them if their sugar levels are in check. it turns out, that could be all wrong. hmm. ♪ sugar >> reporter: for many sugar is a bad word.
and the glycemic index is one way for us to manage it but do you really know what that is? in short the index gives you a way to tell good carbs from bad carbs that may impact your overall blood sugar. there's tons of diets out there based on managing your sugar intake, the zone, nutrisystem and the sugar buster diet just to name a few. well, how does it work? each gets a number up to 100 which gives you an idea about how fast your body converts carbs into energy, carbs with a low number like oatmeal, beans and fruits including strawberries help you feel full longer. carbs with a higher number like white bread and cookies make your blood sugar go up fast ultimately converting that sugar into fat but here's the kicker. scientists now believe this index may not be as useful as previously thought. may not be as useful as previously thought. dr. jennifer ashton will join us now. give us the bottom line on the
study. >> okay,s o, this is the latest study on this glycemic index that comes out of tufts university. this is about how high the blood sugar number rises after we eat and to be clear, you guys, this latest study substantiates only about 15 years of data in the nutritional science literature all saying the same thing. what they did at tufts gave two groups of people either a piece of white bread or sugar drink and they checked their blood sugar levels multiple times after that load. they found a huge variability with the same person given the same thing with different people giving different things. bottom line, glycemic index, can i say bs? it's really -- so the concept here of good food, bad food, don't believe the hype when it comes to your blood sugar level. we're talking here about nondiabetic. >> so, what should you believe? >> listen, when you talk about the glycemic index i want you to know more than almost anyone about the term.
first of all, there are a lot of factors that can go into this -- raising this number. i want you to look at this list starting with ripeness. the ripeness of fruit, the more ripe the fruit, the lower that g.i. what form or size the food take, whether it's cut up or whether it's whole, the type of food within pasta. there is a huge variability in these numbers. how it's prepared. the heat, the amount of water, the time and the acidity, the higher the acidity the lower the g.i., it's imprecise, it's impractical and it really doesn't matter when you're talking about your energy level or diet. >> it's how you prepare the foot, as well. >> this is all the same food and all have different g.i. >> so what foods should we -- if we're looking for something -- >> i would like people to replace the good/bad with clean. you want the clean carbs. you want healthy fat, protein, there are all things that will keep your energy level up. two organs in your body that do a good job of keeping that energy level high, your pancreas and your liver. >> you have your masters in nutrition. she knows.
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♪ all right, we're back now with our exclusive look behind the scenes at tom ford. he is one of the fashion world's great trendsetters. >> he is changing the game pushing into fast fashion and setting the new trends that will affect the way america dresses and joe zee was there behind the scenes last night for it all. ♪ >> reporter: he's the designer who turned the fashion world upside down staging a super secret fashion show just a few years ago with a-list stars like beyonce on the catwalk and he dresses the world's biggest stars from gwyneth paltrow to rihanna, tom ford is revolutionizing fashion once again no longer super secret but now super fast. see the clothes, buy them now. >> i'm doing something new this season. you'll be able to see it online, see the clothes online and buy them immediately. >> which is a very revolutionary concept. what used to be shown on the runways and what a lot of designers still currently do is something they can't buy for six months. what made you take that shift this season? >> why would you want to see
clothes that you can't have for five or six months. >> reporter: and joe zee was with our camera behind the scenes wednesday night as tom ford turned the fashion world upside down one more time. >> i know you can't predict everything tom ford will do. >> describe tom ford in one word what would it be? >> you can't. it's like sexy, chic. >> masculine. >> masculine? >> i was going to say sexy. >> reporter: with stars like gigi hadid revealing his brand-new looks and a moment right there behind the scenes with longtime fashion world icon iman who talked for the first time about the death of her husband david bowie. >> how are you holding up? >> i'm holding up. i'm holding up. today was first day of school. i'm wearing this till my death. >> oh, it says david. >> it just says david. so i've been wearing it. but, no, it was just -- you know, then my mom passed away so it's been a tough year but i'm holding up.
>> you're a strong -- you're a survivor. >> not as much as you think. >> and joe joins us now with more highlights. it was incredible to hear from her and how she's doing. >> oh, and she's such an incredible person. she really is a true survivor as much as she says she isn't. but she was starting to well up during that conversation but she triumphs on. >> we're all stronger than we think but it's nice seeing her get out. >> it's the first time she's been out since david passed away so it's been almost nine months. >> and what a night it was. what was your favorite part of the show? >> oh, my gosh, it was such an incredible new york fashion event. i can't even call it a fashion show because it wasn't traditional in that sense. it was at the institutional four seasons and it closed down recently and tom ford can make them open it up for one night, intimate dinner with wall-to-wall celebrities for about 80 people and buy fashions right now. >> and we have some photos of some of the looks and, you know, these are trends we'll start seeing all over the place. but what makes these staples for
your wardrobe? >> the great thing about tom he is such a trendsetter not even with just the business of fashion but what we see on the runway, every single celebrity said he's re. all defined it as '70s sexy glamour. patchwork coats done in a different way and '70s jersey dresses, mixing textures. >> oh. >> i know, which is interesting and you think it's easy but tom -- >> i don't think it's easy at all actually. >> i don't think any of this is easy. >> the great thing about tom you can really do something where you can throw it all in there and had all the feathers with sequins or leather with tweed and it's about anyone being able to do it and of course accessories, awesome belts, big and over every sweater and coat and over-the-knee boots. >> i'll pull those out from the '80s. talk about this fashion now,
we see burberry doing it. tommy hilfiger. why is it so important for people to buy the things they see right now. >> we live in a very fast digital generation and i think it seems obvious to you or i why can't we buy the clothes we see now. it took someone like tom ford to say, hey, i'm going to put it on the runway right now and you can buy it right now. >> the millennials won't tolerate it. >> no, they were switching the clothes over in the middle of the night. >> immediate society right now. joe, thank you. and great on, man. >> thank you. >> you can see more of joe -- you can see more of joe zee's behind-the-scenes access at the tom ford event on "nightline" tonight. and let's go outside to ginger and get something on the weather. she has a special guest too. >> i love my joe zee but we have rico rodriguez right here as manny from "modern family." we got a birthday to celebrate right up here. mom's name? >> my mom is patricia. >> we are so happy. >> 53rd. >> you celebrated a birthday recently. >> yes, i just turned 18.
>> 18 and in 12th grade. >> i'm starting senior year, too. it's a huge year. >> how does this happen? >> i don't know. i don't know how it happened. >> you know how it happened. hanging out with this guy, ed o'neill. >> i love him. he's awesome. good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your accuweather forecast. cooler and afternoon breezes today. drizzle near the coast and extended forecast, temperatures up to 17 degrees cooler. 50s on the coast, 70s in the bay, 80s inland. antioch will reach 90. temperatures within the 50s. the accuweather seven-day forecast, we will be steady tomorrow through the weekend. look at that next week. >> yeah, i don't know if i look as good as you and ed but -- >> you look pretty good. >> all right, michael. >> i really can't hear you,
good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> good morning. i'm natasha zouves from the abc 7 mornings. smart train system, you can expect more trains and activity alonk the tracks. it is happening during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until september 15th. city officials expect smart train service by the end of the year. alexis? >> no major incidents blocking but a lot of heavy traffic. southbound 101 looking at stop and go volumes. drive times there, not pretty. 80 highway 40 to the maze 59 minutes, bay bridge 15. and san francisco to sfo you are in the yellow at 14 minutes.
another update in a half hour. >> thank you. mike nicco is it was doggie destiny was mr. bonejangles expecting the perfect toy at an amazing price? of course not. he's a dog. but that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find, but you know you're gonna love it. 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. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
much cooler next week. another update in 30 minutes and always on our free abc 7 news ♪ welcome to my house ♪ we can't even slow down welcome back to "gma." fantastic "deals & steals" on fall fashion up to 70% off and tory is here. >> she's here and the new bachelor nick viall backstage ready with his roses. there you see him, and he's going to join us live in just a minute. >> look at this up here. this -- first of all, a shout-out to our crew that's been working for weeks to get this new studio ready. thank you. [ applause ] yes. >> and another shout-out to our audience. some of you were here before we got to work. >> that is true. >> that's true. >> but one thing i want to talk about is this -- we all have kids who love technology and they can be a little tech obsessed. and there's this video that's
been going viral that was created by this australian pasta company to bring the focus back on paying attention when you're at the dinner table and you have to see this video and you'll know exactly what i mean, see how distracted these kids get when they look at their devices. >> first starting point over to the other house now. who is coming in here? well, it's a viking. now, this is a classic mum swap. look at this. look at this. here's another one, smashing. how long has she been crouched under there, i wonder. new sister arrived. this sister has legged it. and here comes a little fellow with a tiny tree. the brother leaves and in comes a massive new brother. let's disconnect the wi-fi with the dolmio pepper hacker. boom. hang on. who is that? who are you? >> he's seen enough, and he's off. i don't blame you, fella. he's off, as well. everyone is having a good old chuckle about it and with the help of dolmio, the family can get around the table and enjoy dinner together. ♪ >> imagine that.
>> oh. [ applause ] >> you're that kid. you're playing a video game, and you look up, and your whole family is gone. >> those are real families. that was not set up or anything. >> those are real families. >> new people come in and that's not shocking when i see my kids do the same thing. >> they don't hear anything. >> no. i can't get them to -- mom, i didn't know you were talking to me. >> do you let technology -- do you let them have technology there at dinner? >> no, we do not. not at the dinner table. no. >> and what do we say, complete sentence -- >> they try to put it here. just going to be here. no problem. >> but wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. notice how they keep talking about the kids. what about you guys? all right. not at the table. >> i'm handling business. >> oh. >> i'm handling business so those kids can eat that food. that's my excuse. it doesn't work too well. that's my excuse. >> but you do -- how many times, guys, when you're out and about and even walking the streets or whatever, everyone is like this.
>> i'm guilty of that. >> i hit a tree branch the other day. yeah, i was walking from the gym and it was like a low-hanging branch and -- >> that's never happened to me. >> but it ripped my -- you said it, george. i didn't. but it ripped my headphones off, and i heard somebody laughing, and i was so embarrassed i just picked them up. i didn't even look back. but i started looking forward after that but it is dangerous. it is distracting and i'm like you, i do my best not to let the kids have anything. you want to conversate. that's probably the only time you have their undivided attention. >> they do sneak them in. >> they sure do. that video is telling for them not to know who was sitting around them tells you something. >> it does. we move on to something different right now. this idea here, it's not mine. there is a brand-new kind coming out that will be able to follow you around all day at work. it's going to have two microphones embedded in it. a motion detector embedded it
in. it's done by this company called humanize, and they think that's going to help them figure out how to make people more productive at work. >> or listen to their conversations. >> it listens to all their conversations and says it doesn't get content. who you're speaking with, how long you're speaking with them. it doesn't work in the bathroom in case you're wondering. >> that was the next question. >> and, you know, it will only be voluntary. it will only be used in the company if you agree. i still think it's -- >> you could be talking to someone that had one on. would you know they had one on? i don't know. >> it listens but it doesn't record -- >> kind of like talking to your kids -- >> yeah, exactly. >> but my -- i don't know. it kind of scares me because when i played football i would actually go into the bathroom to read just to get out of a meeting. >> where is this going? >> they're going to look and go, man, he's gone a long time in the bathroom. >> well, that's the idea behind this. they see where you were all day long. which employees are talking to which employees. >> who would volunteer for this?
>> who would volunteer for this? let's see. >> any takers? >> no. no, no. >> the first thing we do when we get off the set is take our microphones off. >> we are kind of like that at least the two or three hours we are here. we is the mikes on all day. >> we have nobody here that would volunteer for. is it something the company can make you? >> the companies have not made them do it but the companies that try it say it really works and help them figure out "emotional athletes," people who get through tough times at work. >> i love his air quotes. >> i know a lot of emotional athletes. >> well, you know, we call it throwback thursday. do you call it throwback thursday, as well? i want you guys to take a look at this picture, at this room. does this look like a room in your home? can we take a look? ♪ brick house can you hear the commodores' "brick house"? looks like it's in the 1970s. no, that's a home today. >> my daughter would love that. >> would she?
it brings back -- >> i'm getting dizzy just -- >> this is a home outside of boston, framingham, massachusetts, it's up for sale. it was built in 1969. tattoo owners and they haven't changed much. we're going to bring in matt cuddy, a realtor, so give us a tour of this '70s throwback. matt. can you show us around? >> good morning, america. let me take you to funkytown. welcome to this beautiful home. look at the furniture, the fabrics. >> right. >> it's wild. everything blends. everything matches. it's upscale mod chic that still stands the test of time. come on. there's more i want to show you. >> you were practicing that line, weren't you? you wanted to nail that line. >> funkytown. >> funkytown, so tell us -- >> we have a beautiful breakfast nook here with pullout trays. wonderful coverings. and step in, let me show you the kitchen. there's more to see. >> oh, boy.
>> oh, wow. >> yes. >> all those colors. >> wow. >> green is back in style so is yellow. look at this place, the floor that was put down in the early '70s it looks still brand-new today. we've got a pullout toaster oven that magically pops out of the wall. >> nice. >> still works. >> "the jetsons." >> food processing system. >> but i have to ask you this, matt -- >> a thermidor can opener. and over here -- >> he's on a mission. >> -- we have got a microwave. state-of-the-art for the day, a wonderful oven -- >> you can't get too big of a turkey in there. >> cook to your heart's content. >> all right, i hear there's an eight track somewhere too. isn't there an eight track somewhere in the house, matt? >> we've got an eight track downstairs that works. we even have betamax. we have everything you need in '70s modern technology. >> is anybody bidding on that
house? >> fabulous place. we've got a number of people interested. it's gone viral around the world. it's amazing how well it's received, it is, and everybody loves it. the majority of the buyers want to keep the decor just the way it is. >> the only thing i would add to the decor from the '70s would be the plastic couch covers. it's missing that one thing. >> thank you, matt, very much. thanks for taking us on a tour. >> thank you, guys. >> and taking us back in time. good luck with that. [ applause ] location, location, location. >> but i love it when he said, hey, i'm going to take you back to funkytown. >> he was waiting for it. >> we'll go with you. >> all right, so i want to ask the audience another question. who here prefers a man with a little stubble on his face? [ light applause ] you are in the majority, and i happen to agree with you, ladies. a new study from the university of queensland says that women like men with some facial hair. some finding men 15% to 20% more attractive, and we have a
bearded dating expert with us this morning, none other than the new bachelor, nick viall. come on out. [ cheers and applause ] as we're waiting for nick to make his way, he's handing out those roses, all right. oh, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> thank you, nick. thank you very much. thank you, nick. >> i want to say, george, we saw a picture of you from earlier this summer. you were rocking the beard. >> i don't shave during the vacation. my girls loved it. my wife didn't. >> ali didn't. >> she wanted you to be 15% to 20% more attractive. >> that's what i'm shooting for here. >> do you get a lot of comments from wome about your beard? >> the feedback has been positive. i've kept it so --
>> it's working for you. >> it seems to be doing okay. >> before you had it could you tell a difference once you grew a beard? >> i mean, it wasn't like all of a sudden i got more looks or anything, but i mean i think the people i met, they seemed to enjoy it. i have a bit of a baby face so -- >> ah. >> we actually have a side-by-side comparison, you with your clean-shaven face and you now with your new beard, so, yeah, what do you ladies think? you like the beard? [ cheers and applause ] >> so i should keep it? >> was it a hard decision for you going on to the show again? >> no, i -- i kind of grew it on kaitlyn's season to be honest towards the end, and she liked it, then when i got off the show, i had it and a lot of people were like, wow, i really like it, so i just kept it. >> michael, you, of course, wear your -- >> i'll be honest with you, when i grew this beard, my life changed. >> by 15% to 20%. >> i would say 75%, robin. >> was it 25% better?
>> but it really did. there is a big difference. when i take off my -- i have a baby face also. so it kind of defines the jaw. i sound like i'm like -- >> you really thought about this. >> we all don't have that masculine jaw line of george stephanopoulos. we got to work it extra hard, but, yeah, i felt like a big change when i grew the beard. >> it kind of dips a little bit there. >> it looks like it takes a lot of work. >> a lot of manscaping. >> you know what, i pretty much can do it with my eyes closed now. >> right. >> we've got a lot more coming up with nick viall, the bachelor in just a bit. but first let's go to ginger and rico rodriguez. >> yeah, rico is up there, and i'm down below and i'm down with the kids. my own bachelorettes sitting on the kids' stoop, tiffany, amaya, all these folks, you hello.
i'm mike nicco. temperatures up to 17 degrees cooler with sunshine and breezy conditions. aing cue weather seven-day forecast, much cooler next week. >> and today is international literacy day, so we're celebrating with "modern family's" rico rodriguez. and some cute old kids. yeah, we are. partnered with pizza hut, of course, for a cool new project to help kids love reading as much as they love pizza. >> oh, yes. >> that's a tough thing to did. how is it going to work, rico? >> it's working out pretty good. today is international literacy day and i'm so honored to be joining pizza hut who is partnering with first book to launch the literacy project. >> how do you get involved. >> go to the link. theliteracyproject.pizzahut.com. to learn more. and i love this because reading is so important in my life. everything that i do with reading scripts and learning lines, you got to read and
it's really important to teach this new generation the importance of reading and how it can help in the future. >> and a little pizza as the prize. it worked for me. >> rico, you're all grown up. >> i know. i know. >> we can't wait for the new season. >> thank you so much. >> "modern family." we love you guys. >> thank you. [ applause ] thank you. coming up, big "deals & steals." bracelets, tops and your favorite fall fashion. maybe a little something-something for our audience a
time now for tory johnson's "deals & steals." this morning we have the hottest fall trends. a fraction of the cost. >> absolutely. that's what we're accustomed to around here, right? >> absolutely with you. so we're going to start -- can i please -- what is this? velvet? >> yes. you identified it accurately. so aren't these fabulous? >> it's velvet. >> from lulu dharma, gorgeous bags with the racing stripe that adds the extra oomph. velvet is so hot but a lot can't do velvet head to toe, so this allows you to tap into the trend with this great bag -- the weight of it is great. it's got these snaps on the side if you want to make the opening smaller. just a really fabulous bag to tote around all your stuff. there you go. there you go. a phenomenal deal. normally $125. these are slashed by 69%. today $39, $39. >> $39. >> you can't beat that. >> see my shoes. i'm wearing the shoes.
>> there you go. there you go. next up, we've got some of our audience here to help. anne, helen, brittany and ali and these are from bailey 44. these tops are all in the finest department stores right now and they all celebrate some form of body confidence so whether it's off the shoulder, exposed shoulder, ruching, there's the handkerchief -- there's all kinds of different details to accentuate wherever you feel best, four different styles, a variety of colors, not just the ones that you see here and a phenomenal discount from them. normally $114 a piece, everything slashed by 66% down to $39 and they're definitely ready to strut their stuff. >> wait a minute, wait a minute. these are not professional models. these ladies are from our audience? >> plucked right from our audience. >> i would have thought. >> we've got more people straight from our audience. let's go back right around here. angelique, claire and jane,
they've got another big trend right now, which is a cape. the cape is a phenomenal trend. they're reversible so you get two different colors in one. we've got lots of versions backstage. because they're super comfortable. fun knit, lightweight but keep you warm whether at your desk or going out. a variety of different ways to share them. big discount on these. normally $98, today only depending on three colors to choose from, $29 and free shipping. you can't beat that. >> thank you. >> you guys look gorgeous. okay, so personalized charm necklaces, jewelry that tells your own story. these are from danielle stevens and you start with a sterling silver necklace and a base which is a single initial. >> oh. >> outlined in the beautiful stones. you'll start with that base piece and then you can add on any different charms that you want. you can have them engraved with date, names. beautiful options to tell the story, so for the base, $85 for
the chain and the single -- slashed by 65% so $30 to start and then each additional charm, the discount starts at $7.50. fabulous. the last -- these are a really big trend. from daniela swaebe, and it's this little magnetic so a lot of times you fumble getting these on yourself. these look so great stacked. you know, you can put a bunch of them together on here. gold and silver tone. >> beautiful. >> a variety of different styles. everything slashed by 68%. $12 to $16. >> that's it? >> for these. >> love them. >> but wait, but wait, but wait. >> everybody here is going home with bracelets from daniela swaebe. i love that. [ applause ] since we don't give them -- i feel like i need to serve
drinks. >> you get a bracelet and you get a bracelet. hey, tory, thank you. hey, you look wonderful, audience. are you sure they're not professional models? >> they look fabulous. goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for all the links. >> we thank all these companies. more with the bachelor coming up. ♪
♪ all right, welcome back. we are here with nick viall, the new bachelor and my man, he's looking for love. >> yeah, he's hoping the fourth time will be the charm. you get the call. you weren't expecting it, right? >> i definitely was not. >> okay, did you have -- like, what were you thinking in your mind and how long did it take you to accept? >> at first i was like, really? come on. yeah, they asked me. i was very nervous, but it took me a couple of days. i told them i had to think about it. i didn't have a lot of time to think about it because they didn't ask me too long ago, but, yeah, it took me a couple of days and eventually -- >> the pros outweighed the cons?
>> yeah, it's a huge responsibility but it's obviously an amazing opportunity so ultimately i accepted. >> you had been on "the bachelorette" twice and you've been on "bachelor in paradise." you're 35 years old. and what were your reservations? >> it's a huge responsibility and there's a lot of expectations that come with it. and there's also no guarantees, right? i mean i think everyone knows you get to be the bachelor and you get to meet 25 at least amazing women but you never know if you're going to connect with them. maybe you really like someone who doesn't feel the same way back you. > you know a little about that. >> yeah, you never know. thank you. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no, we are hoping you find love and i know that beard is going to help. i'm pulling for you. >> absolutely. we'll be right back. nick viall, everybody.
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good morning. mike nicco is tracking the weather. what can we expect. >> hi, everybody. start with the highlights to the accuweather forecast. cleaner air and cooler highs. cool autumn highs next week. 50s a the coast today. 80s inland. steady thru saturday and only 60s and 70s next week. hey, alexis. some heavy volumes on the roads. no major blocking incidents a thet moment. bay bridge a crawl through the plaza and the bridge. no major delays once you get to the mid span. 580 to dublin 32 minutes.