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a police officer pulling his gun on a group of children. the incident now under investigation. abc news exclusive. the actor at the center of a hollywood hostage story now speaking out for the first time. inside those terrifying 30 hours and the suspects now facing charges. ♪ and flying into the history books. >> what a jump! >> superstar stuntman travis pastrana setting not one, not two, but three records topping the legendary evel knievel. now he's live on "gma" this morning. and we do say good morning, america. great to have you with us on this monday morning. we want to get right to that breaking news for our viewers in the west. 8 children have now been rescued from that cave in thailand. just moments ago we saw this
>> the world is watching as we enter day two of the dangerous mission to get that soccer team and their coach to safety. the boys still inside are now on their 17th day in the cave. >> here's what we know right now. at least 8 boys pulled from the cave, being treated at a nearby hospital. authorities are on guard for infections but say the boys are healthy and hungry. a second wave of rescues began at 11:00 a.m. local time. >> rescuers are stocking that treacherous journey with supplies. we have team coverage and we start off with matt gutman. good morning again, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. it has been a milestone day here. just out of that checkpoint right behind my shoulder, that 7th and 8th ambulances came out here bearing the most precious cargo in all of thailand. those boys headed to the hospital for treatment there. i spoke to a diver today who was part of the rescue effort. he said that today went even more smoothly than yesterday.
they are ahead of schedule at this point and it's getting easier and easier. he said the water level has been dropping and that the boys don't really have to do anything. they don't even have to dive at this point. they're essentially dragged through the water. still, they're going to take a pause today and tonight and then they're going to restock that cave with tanks of oxygen because they have been going through them by the hundreds with each rescue. minutes ago, the 7th and 8th ambulances arrived at the hospital carrying some of the most precious cargo in thailand. that is an ambulance that we believe to be carrying that 6th boy. this is a welcome routine now here in thailand. we've learned a couple of things about the fact that this ambulance is coming out now. one, that they are running ahead of schedule, and two, we are halfway through. that appears to be the 7th right there. with 8 people now out, anxiety growing among parents, wondering which children will be the next to come out. divers heading off hours ago for the second phase of the life and
death rescue mission, twisting through caves and tight passages to reach the 8 remaining soccer players and their coach who are huddled together trying to stay warm under thermal blankets, medical doctors staying with them applying i dine to their cuts and scrapes. 18 lead divers first plunged into the cave to retrieve the boys, each accompanied by two divers. with the lead rescuer tethered to a boy and carrying his oxygen tank, then that two and a half mile, hour-long return journey through a maize of twisting underwater passages. with lights and sirens, ambulances whisking each boy from the cave to this helicopter landing pad. they were carried on stretchers and rushed to a waiting helicopter for the short flight to a hospital 35 miles away. an entire floor on standby, awaiting their impending arrival. we visited a nearby cave with i asimilar structure to get a glimpse of what the divers are up against. >> imagine doing this under
water. the other issue is, if this thing is filled with water, finding the actual hole is nearly impossible. this video shot a few days ago shows the ripping current and the sharp cave ceilings they have to navigate. by 5:40 p.m. local time sunday, the first of the 12 emerged. at nearly two hours later before, cheers erupting at the nearby base camp and across the world. now, the rescued boys' parents have been prohibited from seeing them. you can imagine how torturous that must be, robin, but the local governor said that is in order to prevent infection. he did say that the boys are happy and healthy and hungry. they're looking forward, he says, to eating some basil fried rice but this is by no means over. there's still 5 people left in there. they hope to get 4 more boys out tomorrow, possibly the fifth, and that is that coach who's still in there.
robin. >> thanks so much, matt. let's get more from the hospital. adrienne bankert is there where the boys are being treated. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, yes, we're right outside of the hospital. you can see those flashing lights 4i7behind us here and guards, police, waiting for each and every ambulance that has come through. every time one does with the lights flashing and that police and military escort, there is a sigh of relief that another young boy has been rescued from inside that cave. behind us here at the hospital, they have one dedicated floor. they've actually set up from the e.r. room, this special area for the 13. it is specifically focused on treating infection. the government actually, a public health official, going through and touring that facility before the boys arrive to make sure that it was set up properly because this is a new system set up for these young men. there are some concerns about them having a certain number of infections as well as things that could be water-bourn or
air-bourn illnesses. they're also looking at whether or not they're malnourished because even without days of going without food, they wouldn't be able to come up with the same strength they had before. they're 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach. they're going to be treated here. as matt gutman mentioned, they are under some kind of a quarantine. there's no touching or hugging of family members while they're being treated for possible infection here at the hospital. george again, a lot of optimism here. we've seen 8 ambulances go through. back to you. >> let's get more from retired admiral robert harward, a navy s.e.a.l. we're hearing now that this new wave of rescue is going pretty smoothly. is this the kind of thing where the s.e.a.l.s and officials are learning by doing?
>> george, that's exactly right. they have a plan. they're executing the plan and when they did, they recovered the first four yesterday. i'm sure they -- hey, this part worked, we need to refine this. i would think the toughest part in all of this is is building that trust and confidence in the kids' minds. think of what they've been going through. they've been in a cave for 17 days and now they've got to do this arduous trek. and some of them who are not comfortable in the water are probably scared out of their minds. so i think the biggest part is not only refining the plan, but telling these kids, look. we've got four out. this is working. we're going to get you out and getting their trust and confidence pumped up for the journey they're going to make so just an incredible journey that these guys are going to have to navigate. >> we move on now to michael. >> thank you, george. as we know after two weeks in the cave, the rescued boys are facing a number of physical, mental and emotional health issues. we're going to bring in our
chief medical correspondent, dr. jennifer ashton for more. we saw adrienne mention some of the challenges the boys will face. what are some of the things she didn't mention that they're going to face as well? >> listen, once they get out of the cave they are going to be rapidly evaluated at the scene and either airlifted or brought by ambulance to that local hospital where adrienne is. there's going to be assessment of their respiratory condition, of their blood pressure, their hydration, their nutrition status. and then a full head-to-toe physical exam. they're going to be looking for signs and symptoms of infection and that could be skin infections, gastrointestinal infections, respiratory infections. we have to remember, they were in that cave for a long time exposed to human waste and obviously unsanitary conditions. there can be skin breakdown, infections can be treated. and what it looks like at the hospital, they are medically ready and very well organized to deal with these patients. >> those are all the physical things. but what about your mental health? they've been in a cave for two weeks. >> that can't be understated. there will be short-term acute effects, long-term effects. that will be continuing long after the cameras go away. and that's just as important as what's going on physically. >> and this is a remarkable story.
it is far from over, though, doc. thank you so much. we'll have much more just ahead on this story and also a special "20/20" tomorrow night with all the incredible details, the story of these boys in their rescue at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. robin? >> the global international response has been so heartwarming. we're going to turn now to president trump and his supreme court pick. just hours from now the president will announce his nominee in prime time. he says he's now down to four candidates that you're seeing there. tweeting in part, an exceptional person will be chosen. terry moran who covers the supreme court for us is there, has the very latest. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it is the big day, president trump's pick if confirmed will likely change this court and our country for a generation on issues from abortion to environmental law, from affirmative action to the role of religion in public life and so many others we can't even imagine. so the final four, all conservative federal appeals court judges, brett kavanaugh,
he is 53 years old, a washingtonian, he has been long-considered the conservative superstar and worked for ken starr on the bill clinton/monica lewinsky investigation. amy coney barrett, she is the newby among the group, 46 years old. she's been on the court for less than a year, a favorite among social conservatives. she's a professor of law. has been a professor of law at notre dame. there is raymond kethledge, 51 years old, a michigander, a fishing buddy of neil gorsuch and last year when he was interviewed for the spot that gorsuch got, when asked, if not you, who should the president nominate? he said nominate neil gorsuch. and thomas hardiman, he is 53 years old. he is a judge in pennsylvania. he has been a judge a long time. district and appeals court and he has a strong advocate in the president's sister, judge mary anne trump barry. she was his colleague in pennsylvania. >> democrats will likely push back on anyone that the president nominates or puts into consideration.
so, it's going to be a long haul for them, though. very difficult for them to stop it. >> reporter: it's going to be tough, robin, you're absolutely right. so republicans have 51 senators. they got the majority in the senate. but with john mccain getting cancer treatment they're down to 50. and they'll need to hold on to those. democrats will have to hold on to all of their votes. that's going to be tough. they lost several when gorsuch was nominated. so they're targeting two republican moderate women. susan collins of maine, and lisa murkowski of alaska. and the key issue there is abortion. more than two generations of american women and men have now lived with the constitutional right to abortion. if the battle is on that ground the democrats might have a chance. >> we'll see. thank you. george will have live coverage of the president's announcement at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >> we'll see if the president can keep the suspense going till then. and as he mulls the decision on the supreme court, the idiso. s this weekend between secretary of state mike pompeo and north korean officials, a far cry from the kind words between president trump and kim jong-un. our chief white house
correspondent jonathan karl is tracking all the latest. jon, the north koreans seem to be taunting pompeo. >> reporter: this was pompeo's third trip to pyongyang, and by all accounts, it did not go well. for one, he didn't even get a chance to meet with kim jong-un. after his meeting with kim's lead negotiator, the north koreans put out an incendiary statement calling the u.s. approach cancerous saying it increases the risk of war. and then they said this, the outcome of the talks is extremely worrisome. the united states is fundamentally mistaken to think that even their gangster-like requirements are acceptable. reacting to that pompeo said that the u.s. is simply trying to get kim to keep the commitment that he made to give up his nuclear weapons. >> and so if those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster because there was a unanimous decision at the u.n. security council. >> reporter: the bottom line, this looks like a serious setback. >> boy, it sure does., over the
president's lawyer rudy giuliani back out. he was on "this week" yesterday, saying he is not worried about michael cohen cooperating with prosecutors. he has his toughest words yet for robert mueller, the special counsel. >> reporter: he said the special counsel investigation is -- and this is a quote -- the most corrupt investigation i have ever seen and, george, he's making it clear there is virtually no chance that donald trump will sit down for an interview with robert mueller. >> not going to happen. okay, jon, thanks very much. robin? now to outrage over the video showing a police officer in texas pulling his gun on a group of young kids who were shouting obscenities at him. the incident, as you can imagine, is under investigation. and abc's whit johnson is here with those details. good morning, whit. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this profanity-laced altercation blew up over a trespassing arrest. the cell phone video posted to social media. but it's the moment one officer unholstered his weapon that's prompting an internal review. this morning, this el paso
police officer is under investigation. caught on camera pointing his gun at a group of kids. watch as the children, many believed to be under the age of 10, shout profanities at an officer who was trying to detain one of the boys thursday. the officer, who was responding to a criminal trespassing call nearby, buries his knee in the teen's head. moments after he draws his weapon. >> back up. >> reporter: a second officer then helping to drag the boy into the street. the kids screaming. >> you can't do that to him! >> reporter: then the first officer whipping out his baton to try to take charge. >> i see the officer choking my son and i'm like, what are you doing? so i got up in his face. >> reporter: the teen and his mother speaking out this morning. >> he had me on the floor grabbing my hair, like i couldn't -- like i was barely breathing. >> reporter: police say they are now reviewing video of the incident, looking into whether the officer violated police procedures.
>> it was most disheartening to sort of see the children just completely labeled and to see them sort of be discarded. >> reporter: it's still unclear what happened before the cameras started rolling. the officer involved has been on the force for four years and has been reassigned to desk duty during this investigation. >> i mean, that video when you see that. >> yeah. and there are other videos as well that, you know, they're assuming there are other cameras that were there. and body cameras and things. and police are going to review all of that for their internal investigation to see if he broke any procedure. >> a full investigation before making any. >> yeah. >> thanks. now to that record-breaking tribute to evel knievel, travis pastrana pulling off three incredible live stunts setting three records in three hours in las vegas during a special called "evel live" on the history channel. let's take a look. first pastrana got on his motorcycle and jumped over 52 cars. made it look easy. you know, that's nothing. 52 cars, who can't do that? then he got on it again and jumped over 16 buses. >> buses? >> you know what, that's just the beginning of the weekend for
him. then he jumped over caesars palace's fountain. i tried that once in vegas. he d all those incredible things, each one of those jumps he one-upped evel knievel who was like a legend to me as a kid. and travis is joining us live for his first interview in our next hour. can't wait to talk to him. he must have nerves of steel to do that. >> ginger was there, right? >> ginger was absolutely right there in the middle of it all in las vegas for those stunts. reporting on the dangerous heat. good morning to you, ginger. >> reporter: what an unbelievable night to be a part of but also a super hot one. it was 109 in vegas yesterday, 106 for most of the jumps. this morning, only dropped into the low 90 and it is not a dry heat. we've had monsoon showers bringing rain and humidity. they would love humidity in livermore, california where you see the fires burning.
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beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. overseas rescue operations are under way for the worst flooding in japan in decades. heavy rains destroying homes, triggering landslides, killing at least 100 people, dozens still missing this morning. the woman poisoned by that nerve agent dawn sturgis and her boyfriend were killed by the same substance that killed a former russian spy in march. the british prime minister says she's shocked and appalled. we want to go back to those rescues. john lennon james longman is on the scene. >> reporter: what a ride this has been. in the beginning of this we had no idea where these boys were, no idea if they were alive or dead and now we're counting the ambulances coming out. now eight boys have made it out
of that cave alive. they are in the hospital being treated. the rescue goes on and divers are on a relay system. we understand each boy has a diver, one in front, one behind to carry them through that very long 2.9-mile tunnel, much of it submerged. we understand the diver in front holds their oxygen tank while the diver behind kind of guides the boy through. the four who are out we know are doing well. they're in the hospital about 35 miles from here. their parents haven't yet been reunited with them because authorities are worried about diseases that they may have picked up in that cave. so they are quarantined. authorities are thinking about introducing some kind of glass panel in order that parents can be able to see their children at least. we've got some idea of the character of these boys from the letters that they sent out during the rescue operation here. we saw letters saying, we love you mum and dad.
tell brother, tell sister we'll be out soon, wishing to eat. the pork barbecue which is one of the things they've all been writing about, looking forward to eating that when they get out. one letter from a navy s.e.a.l. saying he hoped that the parents wouldn't give their children too much homework. we would like to think that they wouldn't be giving them homework at all. but the rescue goes on and tomorrow they'll be back bright and early to continue to get the remaining boys who are in that cave out and of course their soccer coach. this is not over yet and we're hoping that the rain stays away. george. >> good news, james longman, thanks very much. >> sometimes we use that phrase the whole world is watching. the whole world is watching this. to the abc news exclusive. the actor at the center of that hollywood hostage story now telling his story after this video showing one of the suspects being arrested went viral. amy is here with that. good morning, amy. >> that's right. good morning. joseph capone says he was threatened, beaten, stripped and held in a bathtub without food for a terrifying 30 hours and
now this morning he is telling his story for the very first time only on "gma." it had all the makings of a hollywood whodunit, two actors joseph capone and daisy mccrackin seen in movies like "halloween: resurrection." >> i think michael myers had fits of rage that he could not control. >> reporter: kidnapped from whipped, dragged into a car leaving only a trail of blood. one of their alleged kidnappers arrested in this now viral video on the streets of l.a. >> he whacked me on the head with the gun and then proceeded to stomp on me give me a pretty good beating. >> reporter: now joseph capone exclusively speaking out to abc news about his ordeal. >> he grabbed me by the collar and dragged me outside and dragged me down the driveway and threw me in the back of a car where daisy was already in the backseat, and they put bags over our heads and then proceeded to drive.
>> reporter: at the second location capone says he tried to fight the kidnappers resulting in a violent beating. >> they stripped me naked and they threw me in this filthy bathroom with no lights on. >> reporter: for the next 30 hours authorities say capone sat alone in the bathroom naked without food while mccrackin was being driven from atm to atm withdrawing money for the kidnappers and forced to write a $10,000 check to guarantee capone's release. >> they said things like if she doesn't come through, man, i don't know what i'm going to have to do. i don't know what's going to happen to you. >> reporter: the three suspects in the case keith andre stewart, johntae jones and amber neal seen here in that viral arrest video all face multiple years behind bars if convicted. but stewart's attorney says he is innocent and that jones and mccrackin had a previous relationship, capone says one of the attackers did seem to know her. >> daisy had known him in some capacity. i'm not sure, but my spidey
sense was kind of tingling. it felt weird. it felt like something was off. >> reporter: regardless of what happens next, capone says he's doing fine and ready to move on with his life. >> i'm not a victim. i'm a survivor. you know, i think it's the state of mind. yeah, that happened but what's tomorrow? >> and the defendants are expected to appear in a pretrial hearing two weeks from today. a lot of people shaking their heads at this one. so bizarre. >> very bizarre. still got a long way to go. i have a feeling it is far from over. thank you very much for that, amy. coming up, everybody, we have the case that captivated the country.
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bain that case captivating millions. jodi arias who was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2013 is now appealing that ruling. her attorneys claim among other things the judge allowed a circus-like atmosphere that prevented a fair trial. abc's paula faris is here with more. good morning, paula. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. good morning, everyone. her attorneys also blaming tv personalities and prosecutorial misconduct. arias, one of the most notorious convicted killers, 38 years old and five years into serving a life sentence with no parole. her constantly changing story gripped the nation. >> arias spews lie after lie trying to convince the media she's innocent. >> the tears today were when she
got cornered. >> reporter: was jodi arias protecting herself from a violent ex-boyfriend or was she simply a cold-blooded killer? >> i kind of felt like a prostitute sort of. >> ma'am, were you crying when you were shooting him? >> i don't remember. the simple answer is he attacked me and i defended myself. >> reporter: almost 7 million people tuning in to hear the verdict live on cable news. >> guilty. >> reporter: while a media circus erupted outside the court. a jury deciding she intentionally murdered her ex-boyfriend travis alexander, sentencing her to life in prison with no parole. this morning, three years into serving that life sentence, arias is appealing to have the conviction overturned alleging among other things prosecutorial misconduct and that the court's failure to control news coverage created a circus-like atmosphere
which deprived her of the right to a fair trial and alleges that certain tv personalities like nancy grace gave the trial a reality tv flavor. grace reacting to that accusation on her sirius xm podcast "crime stories" on friday. >> how can you get away from the fact that her own admission and her camera convicted her, not me, or anybody else. >> reporter: and just days after her conviction, a defiant arias speaking to abc news. >> so you really are never going to tell the truth about what went down in that bathroom? >> i don't know what you mean by that because i've told the truth. >> okay. >> i didn't know you were a hater when you came to interview me. >> now we reached out to travis alexander's family. they are not commenting. they're just trying to move on. this appeal is 342 pages long and has been months in the making. arias, she wanted to file it secretly but an arizona judge rejected that request. >> thank you, paula. >> thank you very much, paula. let's bring in our chief legal
analyst, dan abe ram, to help us out with this. we've seen some of the grounds on which she's going to appeal. what are her chances of winning her appeal? >> not very good. first of all, in an appeal like this you're not really supposed to relitigate the facts and in this appeal she is going through again why she's not guilty and why it was self-defense. that was already resolved. the purpose of an appeal were to say there were legal errors made by the court or things happened in the process that were legal problems, not the facts. so she's saying the media attention and circus-like atmosphere. we've heard that argument many times in high profile cases. that in and of itself is not going to be a winning appeal. one of the other things she was claiming, she was cuffed in court and that the jurors saw her cuffed. that happens with defendants all the time. probably the strongest argument if you can call it that is the claim of prosecutorial misconduct. her lawyers filed a bar complaint against the prosecutor in the case. that was thrown out. now it's been reinstated. but a bar complaint is a very separate question from do we win an appeal based on the actions
of the prosecutor. >> there have been a lot of allegations that have been thrown back and forth. have you ever seen anything like this? >> this is crazy. her own attorney was disbarred because he wrote a tell-all book about her without her permission. the prosecutor in the case now being investigated by the state bar association based on complaints made by her. this claim that she should be able to file her appeal in secret because supposedly there could be a danger to the public if her appeal is made public. you know, her appeal is now made public. there is no danger to anyone in in the public as far as i can tell. this is a bananas case. >> it has been bananas. your explanation made it seem more bananas. >> the final piece here is that now prosecutors have until the beginning of next year to respond to the legal filing so the defense has now filed their 342-page brief. prosecutors have until early next year to respond. u m. thank you much of a
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>> reporter: good morning to you, guys. finally a dog on plane story that has a happy ending but it started out a little rough, shall we say. a 3-year-old french bulldog named darcy was on a jetblue flight sitting in her carrier when her family felt her pushing up against her case and panting heavily. michele opened up the case and darcy's tongue was blue. flight attendants renaud fenster and diane asher quickly rushing over with some ice. when that didn't seem to help they got a little creative. take a listen. >> i called the captain and i told him, i think i need to use some oxygen and he said go ahead and right then and there placed the oxygen on the dog. >> reporter: an oxygen mask to the animal. the duo placed an oxygen mask right on darcy and within moments the dog was breathing normally. her owners writing on facebook i believe renaud and diane saved a life. some may reduce the value of the life because darcy is a canine. i do not. jetblue released a statement thanking their crew for their
quick thinking adding glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed. apparently renaud who has been a flight attendant for 15 years also has a french bulldog named penelope so knows this breed really well. >> and the respiratory problems they can have. >> i grew up with pugs so i know this well. no mouth-to-snout was needed here. >> they had the mask on correctly. >> yes. >> have the mask on correctly this time. >> pulled the latches. >> followed instructions. erielle, thank you. hey, coming up, the new behind-the-scenes battle at miss america after eliminating the swimsuit competition, chairwoman gretchen carlson is going to join us live to respond. come on back. n back. this is your wake-up call. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint damage. ongoing pain and stiffness are signs of joint erosion. humira can help stop the clock. prescribed for 15 years,
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good morning, south bay, et let's get up and get going. >> i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings" and a lot of folks are aide had back to work after a few days off. let's check in with the meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. >> yes, it is beautiful outside at the beaches if you are lucky to go there. ngunshine d warm t. if you are xeerizing this afternoon. and a small craft advisory on the bay to dday. the temperature currently is 60s and 70s around the bay, and 80s and 90s inland. and it is getting to be more humid starting tomorrow. alexis? >> we can tell it is no longer the holiday week, there because with we have packed roadways here this morning and including south on 280, and before smyth highway, we had a crash up to
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. race against time. more rescues from the cave. crews inside rushing to save members of the soccer team still trapped. the six-hour treacherous journey to get them to safety. children at the hospital recovering at this hour. rescuers now up against the clock to get the rest out before dangerous heavy rains make it almost impossible. our team is live on the ground this morning. miss america divided. the clash inside the organization coming to a head over the weekend as former winners and state officials are at odds over the leadership and direction of the competition. this just weeks after the swimsuit competition was eliminated. some members calling for the resignation of new chairwoman gretchen carlson. and this morning, she joins us live. back off, bugs. the latest gadgets that help you
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now. at least eight of the 13 members of that soccer team have made it out. they're now recovering at the hospital. authorities say they are healthy and hungry. >> second round of rescue efforts began this morning at 11:00 a.m. local time. want to go back to matt gutman on the scene. >> reporter: good morning, george. a milestone day here. right where that pick-up truck is driving and those flashing lights are coming out right now, that's where those 7th and 8th ambulances pulled out taking those two boys to the hospital. it is a big deal here because it means that they can do this and that they're getting better at it. now, i spoke to one diver who said that the boys don't really even have to swim, that most of it is above the water. they can keep their head above water and they are jagged through the entirety through the cave. it's only getting easier ahead of tomorrow. with eight people out, growing anxiety among parents wondering which children will be the next to come out. divers setting off hours ago for the second phase of the
treacherous rescue mission, twisting through caves and tight passages to reach the remaining soccer players and their coach who are huddled together trying to stay warm under blankets. medical doctors staying with them, applying iodine to their cuts and scrapes. the first critical stage of the rescue operation, a success, authorities say the four weakest boys rescued. 18 lead divers first plunged into the cave to retrieve the boys. each accompanied by two divers. with the lead rescuer tethered to a boy and carrying his oxygen tank, then that 2 1/2-mile, hour-long return journey through a maze of twisting underwater passages. with lights and sirens, ambulances whisking each boy from the cave to this helicopter landing pad. carried off on stretchers and rushed into waiting choppers for the short flight to a hospital. an entire floor on standby awaiting their impending arrival. the parents have been prohibited from seeing their children. the local governor here says that's because he is concerned of infection.
now, he says they are happy, they're healthy and hungry. they're looking forward to eating some basil fried rice in the coming days and of course to seeing their parents. george. >> not over. far from it. all right, matt. let's go pack to abc's adrienne bankert who's at the hospital where the boys are recovering. good morning again adrienne. >> reporter: good morning, robin yes. eight boys now safely inside this hospital being treated on the 8th floor. it could be their lucky number. as doctors diagnose them for any number of infections, while we don't know the specific diagnosis of each child, doctors are concerned and making sure r air-bourn and water-bourn illnesses. cave disease is something that's very common for people who have been inside of kacaves like thi. it affects the lungs. also malnourishment as they did not have a steady diet even after divers supplied them with some type of food. doctors say they couldn't have built back their strength to
regular lefs vels in this amounf time. they'll be looking at testing their breathing and their mental and emotional health. a big part of this is being inside the dark, not being able to be active for such a stretch of time. and i know they miss their mama's cooking. so many have asked for basil fried rice and barbecue pork and we certainly hope that they get that very soon. robin, back to you. >> we sure do, adrienne. thank you. our team coverage there. we're going to have a special "20/20" tomorrow night, all the incredible details and stories of these boys and their rescue at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. coming up, turmoilss a. weeks after that decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition, the pageant is divided and new chairwoman, gretchen carlson, is under fire. we'll talk to her live. it's mosquito season. we'll show you which of those sprays work.
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lot to talk about with sara haines and "pop news." we're starting the "pop" with popping the question. justin bieber and hailey baldwin are engaged. the pop star popped the question to the model in the bahamas during dinner at a local restaurant on saturday according to tmz. hailey's dad, actor stephen baldwin, seemed to confirm it in a since-deleted tweet, writing love you two so much and congrats. the couple first dated in 2016 but then rekindled their romance this summer. a big congratulations to them on their exciting news. he did it in front of a crowd. some people like that. i'm more of a private person. how did you propose? >> not like that. >> that's a good answer. >> in front of a crowd. >> okay. i know you doesn't like crowds here on tv too. but with ali, you gotta, like, spice it up a little to land
the -- >> i woke her up. >> what? >> i woke her up. >> and you wanted a yes? >> 17 years later we did it. >> okay. so it works out for some people. >> you got this on your own. >> i'm going to leave it alone. i'm going to leave it alone. >> did she ever give you a tough time for that being your story? >> she loved that story. >> how many years later did she start loving it? [ laughter ] >> oh, wow. >> okay. i'm going to stop. it's only monday. we'll work into the week. and gal gadot proving she's a "wonder"-ful woman. she took a break from her busy schedule shooting the sequel to surprise -- wait, the sequel to -- what? she was shooting the sequel to surprise kids at the children's hospital in annandale, virginia, showing up in her full costume and a doctor tweeting thank you gal gadot. you are a wonderful woman.
the kids loved it. and so did the staff. just look at these cute babies with the amazonian princess right there. now, someone was disappointed. it was a staff member that added next time can you align your visit with my call schedule? inioinwon't t unti cw, everybody involved with that film. >> oh, absolutely. when you're a superhero you have like almost an obligation to get out for kids because they look up to you so much. >> yeah. >> love her. last up today, meet butch, the shiba inu, taking a walk when he heard an ambulance and couldn't help but answer the call. >> listen. [ siren blaring ] [ dog howling ] >> he's not talking. [ laughter ] >> there might be a message in there. >> he's helping out. >> oh. [ laughter ] nice touch.
>> do your dogs -- my chihuahuas don't howl. >> no. >> do your dogs? >> mine doesn't do anything like that. not quversio dogs. but like let's see you but not hear so much from you. those dogs. >> don't get a terrier. my little k.j., loved her and miss her, she was a talker. >> i'm the only talker in my house. thank you, guys. >> thank you. >> thank you, sara. [ applause ] we're going to move on now to our cover story, and that new battle behind the scenes at miss america after the organization dropped the swimsuit competition and made other changes. now, some are calling for members of the board to resign. chairwoman gretchen carlson, she's going to respond and join us live in just a moment. we're looking forward to talking to her as always and, amy, you're back with more. >> that's right. you'll all remember, of course, that gretchen carlson is a former miss america herself. d okhef
corruption and abuse of the previous leadership. an early advocate of the me too movement carlson quickly enacted end of the pageant's swimsuit competition. but now, an internal war is brewing. this morning, a clash over the direction of miss america, the organization in turmoil just one month after new chairwoman gretchen carlson oversaw sweeping changes to the famous contest, including the elimination of the swimsuit contest revealed right here on "gma." >> we will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. >> reporter: but now the organization bitterly divided. over the weekend representatives from 22 state pageants signed a petition calling for the immediate resignation of gretchen carlson and the president and ceo regina hopper saying they have no confidence in miss america's leadership. this as four board members resigned.
an executive director of the miss tennessee pageant -- >> the story has been spun to try and shift it to the swimsuit competition because it has been eliminated this year. but that's not what this is about. it's truly about operations and how the organization is currently progressing under this leadership. >> reporter: carlson's critics say carlson and the board were anything but transparent about the move to eliminate the swimsuit contest. and in some cases even deceptive. >> it was stated to us we could either have a telecast or we can have the swimsuit competition. there was never any gray area in between. >> reporter: but also over the weekend, more than 30 former miss americas pledging their support to carlson and the current leadership. the miss america organization telling us in a statement that there were creative partner negotiations in which the elimination of the swimsuit contest was a prerequisite adding not everyone agrees with every decision. the miss america organization will continue to be open to those dedicated to providing scholarships and opportunities to young women. the organization also saying as
with any transition there are those who find it hard to accept change. throughout its 97 years miss america has evolved with the times. robin. >> amy, thank you. gretchen carlson is the chairwoman of the miss america organization and she joins us now live from washington. gretchen, always a pleasure to see you and speak with you. and i know it's been quite a weekend. you're under some fire from inside your own organization, so tell us how you respond to those state pageant officials who are calling for your resignation and that of the board. >> well, robin, thank you so much to you and to abc for having me on this morning. abc, of course, is our telecast partner and the competition will be live on september 9th so thank you so much. listen, change is difficult. you know, when i took on this role of leading this organization six months ago, we had a lot of work to do. and swimsuit has been a part of miss america since it started in 1921. and many of the volunteers and state e.d.s, executive directors, have been around for a long time, and it is
tradition. but at the same time this board unanimously decided that we needed to move this program forward. and we are so thrilled with the people that we have heard from, so many moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas, and young women, who are now telling us, thank you for making it more inclusive, because we, too, want to show our leadership skills and earn scholarship dollars to go to college. >> i know that's always been a part of the competition and know it's something you want to focus on more as far as the scholarship and the other aspects of it. i know that the movement is to rebrand miss america. do you believe, as some do, that you're going maybe too far too fast with this? >> oh, not at all. this was something that the board had a spirited discussion about. listen, we want to pay tribute to tradition and we believe that physical appearance and beauty and being fit, t we're just not going to judge women on that anymore. and i would love to just say that we have been so inclusive,
that had never been done beforee directors who were the voice for the states. we had two former state titleholders who were the voice for that group. we have three former miss americas who were the voice for that group. communication lines have been more transparent than ever before. we're going to continue to work on that because this organization is built by volunteers and we appreciate all of their efforts. >> i think people forget about that. the number of volunteers, there's only a small number that are on staff but the vast majority especially at the state level are volunteers. tell us about the -- walk us through the process of eliminating the swimsuit competition and also changing the evening gown, making it optional in some ways. >> yes, so thank you for asking about that because there was a lot of misinformation about the evening gown category. basically it's been in the past ve thoice th cdidate something different so we were just retelling that to
candidates that, look, you know, wear whatever you feel most self-confident in and the way in which you feel the most glamorous and the most sassy and, you know, the most self-confident to come out on stage. so we're just giving them a choice with that. and the swimsuit competition will be instead replaced with something that's more substantive about the candidate, so that the viewing audience watching on abc can learn more about the individual and why they might actually be the best person for the job of miss america. >> all right, we're about two months away from the competition. >> yes. >> i don't expect that we'll see any more changes or will we between now and then? >> oh, i doubt it. you know, we're working through this in the best way that we can. and we're thrilled that so many people are positive about it and it's more inclusive and more young women are going to be able to get scholarships to go to college. >> that's the important thing. thank you, gretchen. all the best to you. [ applause ] >> thanks, robin. >> i'm sure we'll speak with you again. all the best. thank you. michael. >> the scholarships are the most important thing. thank you so much for that, robin.
now to serena williams as she hits the wimbledon court this morning she's opening up about an off-court battle revealing she missed her daughter's first steps while training. now thousands are weighing in with support and advice. maggie rulli has the story. >> patty-cake, patty-cake baker's man. >> reporter: tennis phenom serena williams is known for openly documenting life with daughter olympia since her birth in september. >> mommy needs you to help put this back in, okay? >> reporter: on the heels of winning her third round match at wimbledon, williams is revealing a milestone moment she missed and her emotional reaction, tweeting she took her first steps. i was training and missed it. i cried. serena experiencing a familiar feeling for working parents. >> say mama. >> reporter: williams previously sharing challenges of balancing motherhood with her career in her hbo docu-series "being serena". >> i've been a tennis player basically my entire life. i've been a mom for eight
months. honestly, i shouldn't have to choose between these two identities. >> reporter: and speaking with our own robin roberts this spring. >> oh, my god. i'm having the best time as a mom. i just walked out and was giving her extra hugs and kisses and it's just like, she's the best. >> it's hard to leave her. >> so hard. >> reporter: other mothers with encouraging messages saying it's not easy but our girls see us out there grinding and living our dreams and that's got to mean something. another writing, you don't have to be perfect to be a great mom. just do your best. >> in many ways i think she's like a typical new mom and what a statement that is for new mothers around the world, for people who look up to her, for people who are trying to juggle their lives. >> reporter: for "good morning america," maggie rulli, abc news, new york. >> beautiful baby. >> must be hard to balance, though, but i'm glad she's putting it all out there. >> a lot of encouragement, too. >> the support she's receiving. when i sat down with her she was running a little late. she didn't want to leave her baby.
>> i can't blame her for that. >> it's great to see the support she's receiving. >> we don't want to blame her. i know, ginger, you're out in vegas. are you going to leave vegas and come back to us? >> we are having quite the morning here post jump in las vegas but your "gma" moment is something we usually laugh or smile about so i thought why not this time laugh at myself. that's right, i thought the jump was about to happen but then this did. >> all right, here we goes. it's happening. warmup. all right, here we goes, it's happening. i was pretty sure that he was going to jump but then he didn't. doing it selfie mode, a little embarrassing but hey, you got to learn to make fun of
you can see from the red on the map, it's the thick of the summer. that means peak mosquito season. some parts of the country even more infested than usual. becky worley is in new york with a look at some of the latest ways to keep those pests away. hey, becky. >> reporter: good morning, george. yeah, used to be my go-to weapon to get those summer skeeters was this thing, a fly-swatter. but recently, my instagram feed with ads claiming products that can kill mosquitoes dead. high-tech to kill pests? really?
>> whoa. >> reporter: gadgets to get rid of the world's most annoying pests? sign me up. but are these mosquito killers more buzz than bite? product review site wirecutter field-tested a few. >> there are some that sort of straddle the line in there that they work. there's a place for them but they are a little goofy. at zap because it's a fairly easy way to take little bugs and pests off of your plants. >> reporter: next up our little helpers try out the bug vacuum. >> kids do seem to enjoy it. >> there we go. >> reporter: and then the bugzooka, that also sucks up critters. >> it works really well. >> reporter: if you aren't into zapping or catching bugs what are your best repelling options? next we hit a backyard barbecue to find out what wirecutter recommends there. >> just something you'll want to wear, you can wear it on your belt while grilling. >> reporter: it's the armored portable mosquito repeller by thermacell.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> i'm reggie aqui. there is a fire in al mee a ta county and the firefighters are saying that grant fire is 80% contained. it is burning close to i-80. this is what it looked like closer to 5:00 and 640 acres have burned and you can see how close that it has burned. s, it caused huge traffic jams as well. that was not and a issue for this morn. but we have plenty of non-holiday volume. the crash up there on the shohod
looking at the sunshine, it is getting to be breezy no matter where you are on the bay. and slightly humid for the next couple of days and hot and dry for the rest of the ♪ r the rest of the welcome back to "gma" and as you can hear we have a fantastic monday audience here with us this morning. [ applause ] >> you know what, for a fantastic audience you get a fantastic guest. >> yeah, you do. >> we're going to bring out -- one of our favorites and he's actually one of the tallest guests we ever had. you know him from the oscar nominated movies "call me by your name," "nocturnal animals" and also "the social network" now starring in "sorry to bother you." please welcome armie hammer. [ applause ]
>> how are you? good to see you. i love that look. >> it's summer in new york. >> that is great. just great always fashionable. >> i have those shoes. i just have to get the rest of the outfit. looking good, man. >> tomorrow. >> tomorrow, george. if i do it -- >> it's too hot in new york to wear pants. that's my official standpoint. >> i know it's not thursday, but following you on social media, you posted this photo. looked like you were going through a blue period. >> oh god. >> what is that about? >> that is the embodiment of teenage angst. that is not a good look and that's not even something where it's like you spray it in your hand and turns blue. that was permanent. i was stuck with that. >> so what was that about? >> i don't -- probably just stupid decisions you make as a teenager. i can't -- like props to my mom for actually letting me go through it.
she was like, stake, it's your mistake. and it was a mistake. she was like, i'm picking my battles. this one, you can have and you're going to be miserable. >> and you go et to live with it again. >> yeah. >> we had some fun a few weeks back. >> that was great, man, yeah. >> friends of ours got married. >> our wives were the stars. >> yeah, your wife, by the way, was the star. she was so funny as the emcee for this wedding my wife had to give a speech. she's like, i can't follow her. there's no way. >> she jumped right over the bar, perfect. >> she emceed the wedding? >> it's ali. [ applause ] >> and we walked out here talking about your fashion, your shorts but i remember when you came last year you were talking about your lucky travel pants. >> pjs. >> then you moved on to sweatsuits. and now you're not in the sweatsuits anymore. >> shorts. >> what is the next thing? it's shorts now. >> suits with shorts. that's my new thing. if i'm going to be troubled to put on a suit which you have to sometimes i want to be comfortable. i want to let me legs out. i want to breathe. i wa
>> will you stand up so we can see the breathability of that. >> i mean, look. [ cheers and applause ]approve. i support it. >> i don't think that's what they're hooping and hollering about. you keep thinking that. that's why we love you. and we love this, "sorry to bother you." we love this film. >> thank you. >> i'm not used to seeing you play in kind of character. >> he's a bit of a nut job. >> ceo, telemarketer. >> i always say he's the fun, psychopathic ceo that you never want to work for and hope that doesn't actually exist in real life. he's this megalomaniacal lunatic that runs this ginormous company and -- >> telemarketing. >> big telemarketing firm. >> and it just goes bonkers. >> how do you personally handle a telemarketer? >> i've got -- i was thinking about this. i haven't gotten a telemarketing
call in a long time. now it's mostly like scammers they're from the irs or trying to get your credit card number but when i used to get telemarketing calls i had a great plan. what you do, you talk really slowly and you keep them on the phone as long as you can. because if you hang up on them, they don't care. they don't even have to do anything. >> you prolong the torture? >> i turn the tables on the torture. so i go -- so i start to say to them, i say, hold on, hold on, hold on, hole on, let me get a pen and paper then i wait about 30 seconds and i come back and i go, okay, where did you say you were calling from and they say the name and i go, i'm sorry, slow down, slow down. will you spell that for me? >> brilliant. >> you write it really slowly. you go, i'm sorry, p-r -- >> have they ever hung up on you? >> oh yeah, oh yeah. >> that's the whole purpose. >> and you're like, i got you. now who is wasting whose time? yep. >> is it at dinner time for them too? >> i don't know -- it depends where they are.
now after doing this it kind of humanizes it. now i feel so badly for messing with these people, like they were just trying to eat. they're just doing their job. >> let's see the psychopath in action. >> everybody you could have chose why did you pick me? for what? >> cash, cash, you are awesome. i've never seen anyone go through the ranks like you did and i want someone like that, someone hungry, someone who will shank their own friend in the back if it means getting what they want. [ applause ] >> i got to say that was a little psychopathic. i'm very motivated right now. >> by the way, by the way. >> we talked to you earlier before we came out and i said you sure are picking some great movies. you sure know how to pick them. you've made some great movies. now making a broadway debut in the play "straight white men." what is it like going from the screen to the stage? >> it is a totally different animal. totally different muscle.
the thing about when you make a film is you're on this location, you're kind of sequestered from everything and get a few tries to get it right and by the end of it you have to be like, okay, i got it right after those few tries because they'll cut it and do it and then -- but you'll be apart from it at least a year while they edit then they release it. by the time you watch the movie you're like, oh, yeah, we did that scene, whereas a play is totally different, especially getting to work with such great people but it only exists in that moment in time so you're in front of a huge audience. you have 95 minutes of dialogue that you have to have completely memorized and whatever happens whether it's a good show or a bad show it only exists in that moment and by the time it's over it's done. which is -- it's really kind of like this temporary moment of magic. >> every audience is different so you play off them. >> i'm now learning that you can really feel the difference in the audiences. you feel what they're reacting to and feel what they're laughing to. what they like, what they don't like and it's this really strange experience.
>> one thing about you we know there's never a bad performance and there's never a bad show, my friend. [ applause ] and the movie is "sorry to bother you." it's in select theaters now and opens nationwide this friday. check out the one and only armie hammer with the nice shorts suit going on right there. coming up, everybody, the daredevil who outdid evel knievel, travis pastrana, he's going to join us live. here we go.
pastrana who just pulled off three record-setting stunts outdoing the legendary evel knievel. we're going to talk to him in just a moment but first ginger had a front row seat and, ginger, how was it? >> michael, i can't wait to share my mind the scenes but >> y'all, i went between three looks, the handwrittening, the heart clutching and as the winds were behind him because of course i was analyzing the weather, and he jumped over that ramp, i went to pure jubilation like everybody else.
>> travis pastrana, he will go! >> reporter: he did it, travis pastrana is now the first person to successfully jump the fountain at caesar's palace. >> and history has been made once again! >> reporter: it was a failed jump that made the godfather of stunts a legend and almost killed him. sunday night pastrana, the 11-time gold medallist paying homage to his hero, evel knievel, and we had an all-access pass. minutes away from that first jump. kimberly is with me and we are behind the scenes. look at all those people, they showed up. with his whole family there to watch him make history and put his life on the line, he started the night off by honoring two other legendary jumps, leaping 52 cars rnand then beating his hero's record of 14 buses.
>> travis pastrana has done it again. 16 greyhound buses and another piece of history. >> reporter: pastrana then rode to the palace in style high-fiving fanning doing wheelies before attempting a feat the great evel knievel could not. >> he just nailed the jump at caesars palace fountain. >> he did it! i guess i'm next. >> reporter: a spectacularly hot night in las vegas marking what is now the greatest moment in live stunt history. >> been an awesome career. i'm not done yet but this was definitely the coolest thing i've ever been able to do. >> reporter: here's what makes this even more impressive, that bike. it's not the exact same one as evel knievel but it is a heavy dirt back, different than what travis usually rides, and it's 340 pounds, a beast. coincidentally, about the same weight as a slot machine here in las vegas. so pretty impressive either way but more impressive knowing all that. michael. now, travis pastrana, the man himself, he's joining us for his first interview since those daring jumps. travis, welcome, man.
>> thank you so much. >> so happy to be talking to you. you didn't choose to break one record, not even two records. you had to go all out and break three records. we all watched that and you make it look so easy but at the same time i wonder, do you think you have to be a little crazy to try this? >> oh, without a doubt you have to be a little crazy but definitely the coolest part was to be able to have the entire evel knievel family out here and honor a legend and live a day in my hero's boots. >> let's start from the beginning. 52 cars. so we'll play this video and walk us through what was going through your mind when you're getting ready it hit that ramp and jump over 52 cars. >> well, i had jumped these jumps on a new modern motorcycle but to do it on a motorcycle that weighed that much with only three inches of suspension, i knew it had to be spot-on with the speed. luckily there was a great crew with the nitro circus that set everything up so well and really
hit the marks and it was amazing. it is a super fast motorcycle double the horsepower of anything i've ever ridden so a really awesome first jump. >> you say i jumped 52 cars, that was nothing. pull out the 16 buses. what is going through your mind as you're approaching that ramp getting ready to jump over 16 buses? >> well, that was probably the highest risk stunt of the night because we're going up almost 200 feet, you know, around 80 miles an hour, probably five stories in the air so with no suspension you really have to hit your marks and it's so hard to even stand up on that motorcycle because really the motor is so big your feet don't even wrap around it so just trying to hit your marks exactly as i had hoped and, you know, it was pretty rad. >> five stories high. wow. and then finally the caesars palace fountain jump, a jump we saw evel knievel try to do. he wasn't successful in it. with that being in the back of
your mind, does that put even more pressure on you? >> well, it was definitely the most iconic stunt location in the world with caesars palace and jumping the fountain so that was such an honor honestly to be able to do this and the motorcycle was pretty hot. it's super hot out here in vague and they were calling for rain, so i was just happy it held off until this morning really but took off as hard as i could and got a good drive, good takeoff. those motorcycles you have to land them just right so everything went amazingly well, great preparation for the night nitro circus team and awesome to have it on history and the whole evel knievel family and my family here to witness. >> yeah, as you said, yes. [ applause ] and as you said, the evel knievel family, but your family you went o.rrighbefo i know that lindsey is a competitive skateboarder so does she have any advice for you like, honey, don't mess this up? >> yeah, you know, the funniest advice i go the from my 4-year-old. she said, dad, don't break all your bones like evel and turned
around and said, or die. so thanks, very helpful information. >> well, i tell you what, travis, we're honored you chose to talk to us about this and congratulations on an incredible feat. >> thank you so much. >> good luck for what's coming up next. i know something big is coming up for you as well. coming up next on "gma" we have the dos and don'ts of first dates and we'll reveal it all. we'll be right back. is not a marathon. it's a series of smart choices.
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than 100 million americans who are single and summer is prime time for romance. now we're lifting the veil on the dating game with one chicago woman looking for love. this july love is in the air. with more singles hitting the dating scene in the hot steamy months of summer, it's important to stand out. >> in a partner what i'm looking for is someone who challenges me. >> reporter: meet 29-year-old market developer rachel traurig long-term relationship last year she's ready to jump back into the dating pool and brought in our dating expert bela gandhi from smart dating academy for a nn fun person that's kind of trapped inside this more serious exterior. >> reporter: her first tip when meeting new people, smile. >> on dates it's just going to put that warmth and approachability. >> reporter: next create a date persona. >> the person i want you to bring to the date is you but it's not work you.
it's the you that is hanging out with me right now having a glass of wine. >> reporter: to test out her new move we invited rachel to a singles mixer. >> cheers to that. >> reporter: with our love guru coaching from the sidelines talking to her through a microphone in her ear. >> ask them if they're having a good time. >> are you having a good time? >> uncross your arms. >> by the end of the night rachel had found her groove. >> score. >> reporter: and maybe even a special somebody. >> definitely. >> reporter: the small things that you would say, uncross your arm, but it was more comfortable. >> good, good, i like it. >> overall i do think there's someone that i absolutely engaged with. [ applause ] >> rachel tells us she's taking bela's tips to heart and while she hasn't found the one just yet, it's only been a week, she's happy she's back on the scene. robin. >> ironically you're doing this because you look just like becca, the bachelorette.
>> the only reason they give me this. >> erielle, just saying. bela gandhi, founder of smart dating academy is here. thank you, bela. all right. we got some hungry daters here and you're going to pose some questions to them beginning with katie. >> i am. so katie, let me ask you, do you have an intense job and if you do, do you feel like it's always with you and then you might go directly to a date? >> yes, i am guilty of that. >> okay, well, i want you to not do that anymore. i want you to develop what we call a fun dating ritual. whatever it is -- i want you to detox work off you. maybe it's go home, take a shower, put on some makeup, put rkt work and we want the easy breezy you to come to the date to ensure you get the second dade. >> okay, thank you so much. >> easy breezy. thank you. all right. bela has a question for you. >> so, do you guys feel like
even though you might feel happy and the audience as well, people will look at you and go, oh, my gosh, is something wrong? are you angry? do you have that expression? >> are you talking about the face. >> the face. the resting expression, right. right. exactly. so if you feel like that is you i have the perfect antidote. this is especially important in dating. practice with the phone or a mirror, okay. so pick it up and what you can do ask yourself -- the most common question we get asked what do you do for work so tape yourself or watch yourself and look at what you look like and then you'll probably go, oh, my gosh, i look so serious like we did with rachel in chicago. then what you're going to do, the next one you're going to do is put a huge smile on your face and it feels awkward but trust me it's going to look a lot better. do that and that is the antidote to that expression. >> all right. beautiful smile. >> you have a great smile. >> a great smile. use that. >> i know. >> all right, bringing us home
is kelsey. >> so, kelsey, when you're out in the dating world how do you start your dates off? >> usually with a handshake. >> handshake like this? >> yeah. >> guess what that turns that into. >> a business meeting. >> right, exactly. instead i want you to warm it up a little bit and start it off with just a short hug like this. >> the cousin hug. >> the cousin hug, exactly. exactly. [ applause ] that will make your date start off a lot better and she'll feel like, wow, he likes me and you'll see what happens. >> all right. kelsey, this is -- okay, no, katie and -- just going to try -- >> match making. tu it intopeed d dating. dating?rit, sed datin t here.ot smile. (sound of footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes) (sound of engine starting)
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> i'm ren ji akey from "abc7 mornings." i was just outside, and it is pretty nice. >> yes, still in the 50s and 60s in most neighborhoods. as you are head mog the beach, plenty of sunshine, but it is going to be warm to hot in the bay inland. and we have small craft advisory this morning. and you can see the temperatures that may slip for the next few days with the high clouds, and sit is going to be more humid starting tomorrow. alexis? >> well, we have ramped up from last week's commute, mike. this is a walnut creek jammed, and a new crash blocking both lanes before highway 24. heavy drive times. southbound to 24 over an hour.
>> and july fourth week is definitely over. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new film "sorry to bother you," armie hammer. and miranda sings star colleen ballenger. plus, we are kicking off our "keep it cool week" with some in studio cryotherapy. all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪