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good morning, america. as we join you this wednesday morning, we have got breaking news on the u.s., saudi arabia and iran. secretary of state mike pompeo heading to saudi arabia this morning to meet with the crown prince as tensions run high with iran after that attack on the world's key oil facilities. the supreme leader's new warning this morning. flh flooding fears. the southeast on alert after imelda makes landfall as a tropical storm bringing torrential downpours and powerful winds flipping over this airplane. now two new tropical systems strengthening in the atlantic. ginger tracking the very latest. eee threat. new deadly cases this morning of the rare mosquito-borne virus. the states now on alert from michigan to massachusetts.
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alex trebek's new message after revealing his latest struggle in his cancer battle here on "gma" and the former "jeopardy" champs rallying around him right now. first on "gma," one-on-one with the brand-new bachelor, pilot pete ready to take off on his journey for love. what he's revealing right here this morning. and celebrating cokie roberts. tributes pouring in this morning for our beloved colleague and dear friend. >> thank you for having me and please call me cokie. >> well, i will. >> the groundbreaking journalist who paved a path for so many, a staple here on abc for more than 30 years. now the presidents, first ladies and friends honoring cokie roberts. good morning, america. we have breaking news. good morning, george. breaking news out of the white
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house. president trump today naming his fourth national security adviser replacing john bolton who got forced out last week. the new guy, robert o'brien is his name. he's the state department's hostage envoy, he's been working with countries around the world and families in the united states. he's close to secretary of state mike pompeo, something that john boltwasn't and clearly has the confidence of the president. he's taking on a difficult role with problems in iran and arnold the world. but the new national security adviser, robert o'brien. president trump's fourth. george. >> breaking news overseas. secretary of state mike pompeo on his way to saudi arabia this morning to meet with the crown prince as tensions rise with iran in the wake of that attack on key saudi oil facilities. iran's leaders warning against any retaliation as chances of a meeting with president trump are dwindling. our chief global affairs anchor martha raddatz tracking all the latest from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the state department this
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morning is urging u.s. citizens traveling in saudi to be more vigilant. this, as iran's president is calling the attack on the oil facilities a warning to the saudis from yemen to end the war there or face a wider conflict and a u.s. forensic team in saudi is examining a nearly intact cruise missile that missed its target and combing through debris at the oil facilities. this image from saudi social media appears to be missile wreckage. an image that analysts are examining from one of nearly a dozen cruise missiles that targeted saudi oil facilities. a u.s. official says the investigators have found compelling forensic evidence from those missiles and some 20 drones that hit the facilities. >> once they get the debris of these drones that crashed in the desert they will be able to very precisely match things like the wings and the tail to pictures that the iranians themselves have published of their drones. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe the missiles and
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explosive-laden drones were launched from southwestern iran in a complex and precise attack which struck at least 17 targets. since president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal last year, there have been more attacks than ever blamed on iran, major attacks on oil tankers in the gulf and that highly sophisticated u.s. drone that was shot down. trump was considering military action in retaliation last summer but backed off. but this attack is by far the most brazen and seemingly calculated. so why would iran risk it? >> the iranians have gotten progressively more aggressive and they have seized ships. they have shot down a u.s. drone and now a saudi attack, and they think they can get away with it. the u.s. is more bark than bite but they want to pressure the u.s. to come back to the negotiating table and give them relief from sanctions. >> reporter: facing pressure from even some of his political allies, president trump insisting that his restraint in dealing with past iranian aggression is a sign of strength, that some people just don't understand.
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this morning, president trump tweeting that he's instructed the secretary of the treasury to substantially increase sanctions on the country of iran, using one of the many options available to him. what is clear is that if iran is proven to be behind the attack, the pressure on president trump to do something will only increase. >> martha raddatz, thanks very much. robin? george, also in that region an election the world is closely watching is in israel. they're on edge this morning as results come in showing prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his opponent deadlocked at this hour. the future uncertain. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is tracking the very latest for us on all that. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah. good morning, robin. what we're looking at is a potential earthquake in israeli politics. benjamin netanyahu is israel's longest serving prime minister and the dominant political figure of his generation.
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but this morning, one of president trump's closest allies is now facing the gravest political danger of his career. netanyahu campaigned on his experience in office and ability to keep israel strong and secure and his close relationship with world leaders, in particular, president trump. but he's facing a possible corruption indictment and heavy criticism over divisive policies and his campaign looks to have fallen short so the other party led by benny gantz, a former army chief, neck and neck with the likud party, but israeli politics are notoriously complex and unpredictable. gantz could go in coalition with likud. that would likely mean netanyahu having to step aside, and of course, there's no indication he's ready to do that. and if a deal fails and israel is dreading this possibility, there could be yet another election the third this year. michael. >> all right, ian, thank you so much. and now to a fiery showdown
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on capitol hill. president trump's former campaign manager corey lewandowski grilled about possible obstruction of justice by the president. our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has the details. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: michael, good morning. it was fireworks as for the first time a top trump campaign official was grilled at a public hearing about the russia investigation and possible obstruction of justice. democrats desperately trying to pursue impeachment proceedings and republicans fiercely trying to protect the president. throughout the roughly six-hour hearing, corey lewandowski could barely contain his apparent contempt for house democrats. >> i think they hate this president more than they love their country. >> reporter: but democrats continued to press about a key scene in the mueller report. president trump calling lewandowski into the oval office and dictating a message for delivery to jeff sessions, the goal -- to get the then-attorney general to limit the special counsel's investigation. >> didn't you think it was a little strange that the president would sit down with you one-on-one and ask you to do
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something that you knew was against the law? >> i didn't think the president asked me to do anything illegal. >> reporter: democrats furious that he refused to answer certain questions about his dealings with the president. referring to this letter from the white house restricting the scope of his testimony citing executive privilege. >> confidentiality. >> you're not going to stonewall me and my questioning. >> reporter: lewandowski's credibility put into question. >> i don't ever remember the president ever asking me to get involved with jeff sessions or the department of justice in any way, shape or form. ever. >> that was not true, was it? >> i have no obligation to be honest with the media because they're just as dishonest as anybody else. >> reporter: it was a day of hardball politics. lewandowski even took the time during the break to tweet about the pact encouraging him to run for the u.s. senate, george. >> okay, pierre, thanks very much. we're going to go to the white house where president trump is preparing to take on california's clean air rules setting up a major confrontation over climate change. likely to go all the way to the supreme court. our chief white house correspondent jon karl joins us
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now. this would be an unprecedented move. no administration has ever tried to take away a state's authority to regulate its own air quality. >> reporter: it would be unprecedented, george. in fact, the state of california has been regulating emissions setting a stricter standard since the 1960s. now the trump administration is poised to take that away requiring california to go along with the more lenient standards dictated by the trump epa. it's a move that would appear inconsistent with the trump administration's embrace of the power of states to do all sorts of other regulations from abortion to guns, but the administration says that they are doing this because california with its huge car market was effectively imposing their standard on the rest of the country. but, george, the administration is certainly going to face court challenges. >> there's no question about it. it's one of a series of actions the administration has taken to weaken climate change regulations and to take on the state of california on a number of fronts. they're clearly going to take this to court. >> reporter: absolutely. if you look at the attorney general of the state of california, by the way, he's
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already said that he will go to court on this. he has challenged the administration in court on a whole range of issues ranging from education to immigration and down the line. this one is almost certain to go to the supreme court. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin. >> all right, george. now to that fast-forming tropical storm making landfall in texas slamming the gulf with relentless rain overnight. now the southeast is bracing for flash flooding and, ginger, i know you have the latest. >> yes. we are seeing rainfall totals right now above a foot along the coast. so this is a big deal for texas and louisiana. i want to take you to the pictures of the gulf of mexico usually so serene not now. you know something is brewing. it is the slow-moving what's left of imelda. bay city, in a flash flood warning. that means it's happening now, they just extended these up to lufkin and lake charles. these are flash flood watches meaning you could have three plus inches per hour fall. can you imagine getting three, and you've got ten already.
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we anticipate anyone from houston to beaumont could get this through the next 24, 48 hours, even lake charles and lufkin need to be on the lookout, michael. >> thanks for that, ginger. now to a big arrest overnight. a major democratic donor ed buck is in custody charged with operating a drug house and linked to the death of two men at his home. our chief national correspondent matt gutman is in the west -- is in west hollywood with the latest. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. in the space of a just few months ed buck went from being democratic party darling to accused predator with the lada saying he lured men struggling with homelessness and addiction to this apartment with the promise of drugs, money and shelter, but for two of those men, it ended in death and the lada says that for others, near fatal overdoses. ov overnight, prominent democratic doe nar -- arrested after
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a third man was allegedly overdosed at his west hollywood home. buck seen here being led out of his hollywood apartment and placed in the back of a police suv trying to duck photographers. but he's been highly visible as a democratic donor. giving more than $100,000 to the party over the years and hosting fund-raisers for hillary clinton, former governor jerry brown and congressman ted lieu. this morning, buck is charged with battery, operating a drug house and providing drugs to a 37-year-old man who survived an overdose after investigators injected him with the drug. but according to prosecutors, two other men weren't so lucky. >> we're going to be out here every night. >> reporter: earlier anger and protest after police say they found the body of 55-year-old timothy dean inside buck's home, the same location where officials say 26-year-old gemmel moore died of a drug overdose back in july of 2017. buck was not charged in either man's death and he denied any wrongdoing in both incidents. >> i don't care if he was in his
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20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or older, he was a black man and he died of an overdose in ed buck's house. >> reporter: and given the fact that the lada says he personally injected his victims with meth, the family of gemmel moore wondered in a statement, why it took several overdoses to take action. if convicted of these charges, buck faces over five years in prison and his bail, robin, set at $4 million. >> many people watching this, matt. thank you very much. are we ready? we're going to celebrate now, the extraordinary life and career of cokie roberts. true trail blazer who paved a path for so many in journalism. a member of our family here at abc news for more than 30 years and the ultimate family woman. a devoted wife, 53 years to steve, caring mother to lee and rebecca. doting grandmother to six. so many paying tribute this morning to the legendary political journalist and our beloved friend. >> we're following two major stories tonight.
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>> reporter: this morning, tributes pouring in across the country for pioneering journalist cokie roberts. >> the candidates seem to think it works and they all keep opting into the system because they like the system. >> reporter: people from all walks of life, celebrities, politicians, fellow journalists, all honoring the woman viewed as one of the best political commentators in broadcasting. >> we lost an amazing giant in the world of journalism. a great woman. her name was cokie roberts. >> reporter: the women of "the view" holding back tears, remembering the legendary journalist's influence on those who followed in her footsteps. >> she just sort of gave me that stamp of approval that i didn't even know that i needed but i needed it and she was there for so many of the women here at abc news. >> reporter: known for her sharp wit and integrity, she earned admiration from both sides of the aisle. even when giving tough interviews. >> you didn't like my answers? >> no, no, no, they were wonderful answers. you were not able to answer
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sufficiently. >> reporter: former president george w. bush and former first lady laura bush calling cokie a talented, tough and fair reporter. we respected her drive and appreciated her humor. she became a friend. former president obama saying of cokie, a trailblazing figure. informing voters about the issues of our time and mentoring young journalists every step of the way. born in louisiana in 1943, cokie roberts lived and breathed politics. the daughter of two longtime u.s. representatives, hale boggs and lindy boggs who collectively served the people of new orleans for 46 years. after working as an anchor at 21 she became a reporter in new york, then political commentator at npr. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news -- >> reporter: and in 1988, cokie found her home right here at abc news. her extraordinary life and career and inspiration to countless women. >> you all talked about the men having an agenda but your agenda
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got disrupted too. >> reporter: a trail blazer herself bravely fighting a cancer diagnosis in 2002 while working throughout her career to highlight the untold remarkable contributions of women in american history. >> when i started out in the world of work it was illegal for women to become generals or admirals. so there's a huge change in the years that have been plowing this turf. >> reporter: oh, but for those who were blessed to work beside her, the impact of her loss weighs heavily oan industry changed so much by her influence, her integrity and unimaginable kindness. >> every time you were with cokie she was the same. she was a shoulder to lean on, she was an example for us all. >> she had a great sense of humor and she had a distinctive was her name, cokie. she had a great laugh, and a wonderful twinkle in her eyes when she laughed.
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>> she will be remembered as a great friend, a great loving, kind friend who would go out of her way to do what you needed done if you needed some help. she was a force of nature. >> she certainly was and you heard that over and over again. i know you reached out to her during the debate. >> i emailed her before the debate last thursday saying i wish you were here. because it's so hard to imagine any of these big events without cokie, whether it's an inauguration, a convention, election night. her knowledge was so deep, and she had such a great talent for breaking it all down and explaining it to people a way they could hear and a way they could understand. it came to her naturally, but she also worked very hard at it, and as everyone has said, what an amazing friend and colleague. >> oh, her family, our families down south, lifelong friends. we've known the family forever and a lot of people ask how does she get the name cokie. her little brother tommy, her name is -- i had to write it down.
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mary martha corinne morrison claiborne boggs. and her little brother couldn't say corinne. could say cokie and it stuck. >> it certainly did stick. >> and as charlie said, as distinctive as her name that was that woman. >> everyone says the same thing, you know, how much love and how much she just -- how much of a trail blazer she was and in so many ways and how she made them feel and that's never forgotten. >> she made a huge impact, and we are all going to miss her very much. we are following a lot of other stories this morning, including a new message from alex trebek after sharing his health setback on "gma." now let's got back to ginger. >> we have a newly named tropical storm, jerry, but also humberto will pass north of bermuda. we could see rip currents all the way up to long island and in new england. your local weather in 30 seconds. first, the rainy cities sponsored by edward jones.
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good morning, east bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." >> and good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." we have developing news in san francisco where arson investigators trying to find the cause of a deadly fire. flames raced through mission terrace just after 2:00 a.m. this morning and firefighters rescued two people from the inferno and one died a short time later. another in the hospital. a neighbor tells abc7 a man and his daughter lived inside of that home. we go to frances for a look of the traffic. >> reggie, we have a new crash reported in west valet olejvallt is backed up. and also in the tolls, it is backed up for the maze and a
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ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our next bachelor, peter. [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome back to "gma" and there he is, there he is, you can see the fans are excited. the brand-new bachelor, pilot pete revealed last night on "bachelor in paradise." he competed for hannah's love and now it's his turn in the pilot's seat. see what i did right there? yep. we got a one-on-one interview with him. that's coming up, it's a first on "gma." >> he's entertaining me from behind the camera. >> oh, goodness. that is all coming up. we have a lot of headlines to get to this morning as well such as multiple weather threats this morning.
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imelda made landfall as a tropical storm and we're also watching two tropical systems strengthening in the atlantic right now. and as tensions rise with iran secretary of state mike pompeo heading to udi arabia this morng to meet with the crown prince in the wake of that attack on key saudi oil facilities. and take a look at this close call for a surfer down in australia. didn't see that shark that was so close. a drone operator capturing the video was able to save the day by using the drone's speaker to alert the surfer. the shark changed course and the surfer paddled back to shore. now we have the latest on "jeopardy" host alex trebek, sending a new message about his health after sharing that update here on "gma" about his setback saying he needs to undergo another round of chemotherapy, and t.j. holmes has that for us. >> anyone who has dealt with cancer, who has faced cancer, any family or friend who has had somebody face cancer knows there are incredible emotional highs and lows. alex trebek is no different and,
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yes, this summer he got some positive news and he was excited to share that and you know what, just a couple of weeks ago he got some not-so-good news. that happens. the difference is he has chosen to share that as well with us. >> reporter: exuding hopefulness and positivity since first revealing his cancer diagnosis in march, alex trebek now says he may have been too hopeful about his early prognosis. >> one of the things i've learned in the past six months is that the course of pancreatic cancer treatment is not a straightforward affair. there are always curves and unexpected events. this past summer because i was making such good progress we thought i was finished with chemo. that was a bit premature and certainly overoptimistic. >> reporter: soon after revealing to us first on "gma" yesterday that he'd experienced a setback in his cancer treatment, the longtime "jeopardy" host released a new video message to his fans. >>he doctors are now re-examining my situation, and it appears i will be having more
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chemo treatments ahead of me. hey, they worked very well the first time, so we're expecting good results again. >> reporter: trebek says doctors at one point described his cancer as near remission and he announced just last month that he was fished with chemotherapy treatment. >> i was doing so well and my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. so we were all optimistic, and they said, good. we're going to stop chemo, and we'll start you on immunotherapy. that unfortunately didn't work out well. i lost about 12 pounds in a week and my numbers went sky high. much higher than they were when i was first diagnosed. so the doctors have decided that i have to undergo chemo again and that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: he is starting a new round of chemo just as he's kicking off a new season of "jeopardy." we caught up with him as he
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prepared to tape this season's tournament of champions which includes jeopardy james holzhauer who recalls finding out about his diagnosis just minutes before airing. >> oh, gosh. it was just such a gut punch to everybody in the room. it was hard to get psyched up to play some "jeopardy" ten minutes later after we hear this. you know, it's great to see him out here again. he's such a consummate professional. it's like nothing's ever changed. >> announcer: here is the host of "jeopardy," alex trebek! >> reporter: now in his 36th season as "jeopardy" host, he contends nothing will be different. how do you go into this season any differently than previous seasons? how does season 36 for you now feel? >> it's the season that comes before 37. >> and that's it? >> that's it. it's another day at the office, but what a wonderful office to go to and do your work. as long as i can walk out and lking out is more of an effort now than it used to be but as long as i can walk out and greet
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the audience and the contestants and run the game, i'm happy. and it's no different than last year or the year before. >> and we talk about the inspiration he has been to people who are facing cancer. but get this, we touched base with several organizations. one of the leading pancreatic support organizations out there they see an uptick in donations, there's an uptick in awareness and an uptick in engagement every time a story like this airs about him. and look, we don't have to get into the numbers about pancreatic cancer and survival rates. we know them but some say, you know what, he jumped the gun a little bit in sharing his good news. he's even saying it himself but who are any of us to tell this man how optimistic he should be about his future? so that sends a message. it's of value and it's paying some dividend, some actual tangible dividends but god bless him for what he's doing. >> absolutely. >> amen to that. >> thank you, t.j. coming up, an abc exclusive.
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ask your doctor how prolia® can help strengthen your bones. back now with an abc news exclusive about the comic legend phil hartman. more than 20 years after his murder his brother-in-law is breaking his silence and sharing home videos for the first time. chris connelly is in los angeles with the story. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, george. you know from "snl" and on talk
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shows, on "the simpsons," funnyman phil hartman could always make people laugh. then on a day in may of 1998, that laughter turned into shocked silence. and the question, why? two decades later on a two-hour abc news event airing tomorrow, there are some answers at last. he made millions laugh as president clinton on "saturday night live." >> jim, let me tell you something. there's going to be a whole bunch of things we don't tell mrs. clinton. >> reporter: and as a self-centered radio host on "nsradio." >> it's time for -- ♪ the real deal with bill mcneal ♪ >> i'm your host. >> reporter: phil hartman was at the top of his game, starring on tv and in movies. when in 1998 at the age of 49 he was shot and killed by his wife, brynn hartman, who then killed herself. >> after i heard brynn had shot phil and then heard brynn had shot herself, i think everyone was in shock in the family, and
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cannot imagine why she would do that. >> reporter: and now for the first time in a new abc news special, details of the couple's relationship from greg omdahl, brynn hartman's brother. >> i would say brynn confided in me quite a bit. i don't -- she was upset with phil on one, maybe two occasions where he would be doing a part, "the simpsons" or "newsradio" and he had mentioned to brynn maybe i can get you a part and when he had come home, she'd say, well, did you talk to them about getting me a part and he'd say, oh, i forgot and she would be upset about that. >> reporter: and an inside look at the hartman family before tragedy struck in home videos. >> hello. >> by all external appearances they looked very, very happy but there were cracks in the armor. >> what makes me the happiest? without question it's being a father. >> reporter: the video of phil playing simon says with the two kids.
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>> simon says run in a circle. simon says stop. simon says hands in the air. hands at your sides. >> they loved him very much. it showed in the videos. ♪ you love me we're a happy family ♪ >> reporter: but the marriage was troubled. the couple fighting often over phil's busy work schedule and brynn's substance abuse issues until the early morning hours of may 28th when brynn returned home from a night of drinking and shot her husband. just hours later as police arrived on the scebrynn would take her own life as well. >> so selfish how she cod take him away from everybody. i have to stop. >> i've lost a sister that was such a wonderful person and a brother-in-law who was wonderful and it was very hard. it was -- it was like getting punched in the gut because i knew my sister would never murder anyone.
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it was such a hard thing to face. >> reporter: the couple's two young children, 9 years old and 6 years old at the time, were home at the time of the shootings. >> the children, a 9-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl have been taken into protective custody. >> reporter: they would be raised by brynn's sister after their parents' deaths. now more than 20 years later, greg omdahl says they are thriving. >> birgen is doing great. >> birgen. >> she's married now and her and her husband have started a business that's doing real well. >> hey, birgie, what do you want to say to yourself ten years from now? >> she's a beautiful gal and has a handsome husband and she's living a normal happy life. sean is doing well. he got a degree in art and he's pursuing his dream of being an artist and musician. >> hi. >> i believe brynn and phil would be very proud of how sean and birgen have grown up. and the people they have turned into.
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>> reporter: for two decades, phil's friends, fans and family have struggled to make sense of that early morning and what led to those tragic deaths. and you'll hear more powerful personal recollections and see more of those intimate glimpses inside their lives tomorrow night. guys. >> thank you, chris. that's right, "the last days of phil hartman" airs tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central right here on abc. and coming up here, sorry. >> nope. >> coming up, i'll take it. coming up, we have a health alert about kids and sugary drinks. there are new guidelines that are just out that may surprise you. and up next -- "the avengers." well, it's kind of -- it's our "play of the day." you'll see what i'm talking about when you come back. >> up next. avengers." well, it's kind of -- it's our "play of the day." you'll see what i'm talking about when you come back. >> up next. chronic hep c. vo: whatever your type, ask your doctor if epclusa is your kind of cure. woman 2: i had the common type.
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just a little -- low budget avengers group and that's exactly what these guys from italy call themselves. >> speedo, wait a minute. >> oh, yeah, the speedo. that threw me off too. the group is called but it's low budget and they actually created their twitter account after this video went viral, getting more than 15 million views, but that's what you call avenging on a budget. that is right. >> oh, that is priceless. >> 15 million views. >> priceless. priceless. totally worth it. coming up first on "gma," one-on-one with the brand-new bachelor. they call him pilot pete. and wait till you see what we have got cooking for our instant pot challenge. pete. and wait till you see what we have got cooking for our instant pot challenge. hungry. banjo? (man) hey. go home. (woman) banjo! sorry, it won't happen again.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm reggie aqui and meteorologist mike nicco has a look at the day ahead. >> hey, reggie. and the steady rain is going to be around for about an hour is coming through the san pablo bay and into the heart of the san francisco bay right now. this is sliding to southeast. once you get past that, we will see increasing sunshine, and if you are out and about, have an umbrella just in case you are caught in the wet weather, and dry in the afternoon and look at how hot it is this weekend into next week. >> major delays in san jose on northbound 101 and traffic is delayed because of a crash at tully and earlier accident has been cleared, but no alteralter. it is going to take you a half
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. secretary of state mike pompeo just hours from landing in saudi arabia about to meet with the crown princes tensions run high with iran following that attack on key global oil facilities. martha raddatz standing by. the "triple e" threat. new deadly cases this morning of the rare mosquito virus. states on alert across the country. new this morning, four major health organizations with recommendations for parents when it comes to your kids and beverages and the warning about those plant-based milks that you should hear. dr. ashton will break it down for you. instant pot challenge up a notch. lara making the call. >> my family and i love pulled pork sandwiches, so yummy and delicious but they're a pain to
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make. i heard it's easier in an instant pot. i just don't know where to begin. please help. >> pulled pork sandwiches with a twist for dinner tonight. ♪ this is going to be the best day of my life ♪ only on "gma." just ahead youl meet this brother and sister. how she saved his life. this morning, wait until you see how he is thanking her. it's the live surprise event you do not want to miss. ♪ and ready for takeoff. meet your new bachelor, pilot pete is ready to fly. is he over hannah b.? what he says he's looking for when it comes to love and the number one quality in his dream woman. our one-on-one interview with him just ahead as he says -- >> good morning, america. will you accept this roes? ♪ before i find the love to let me live again ♪ paula, why did you come in like that? paula faris is, like, her hands are just -- >> we're almost to friday, right?
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>> ymca. over there. >> she just walked in -- >> it's called a power pose. it gets the air moving. >> wonder woman. >> i haven't done that one. i prefer this. m-c-a, just for you. >> aren't you glad you're starting your wednesday morning with us here on "gma." it's going to be a delicious one with more of our instant pot challenge. >> lara is up this morning. she's challenged "bon appetit" editor in chief adam rapoport. i'm really hungry. i cannot wait to try that. good morning, america. breaking news. good morning, george. this morning, the trump administration's response to those devastating attacks on saudi arabia oil production facilities is taking shape. first, secretary of state mike pompeo today on his way to the region. he'll be consulting with saudi officials and authorities on the next steps as they try to figure out who precisely is responsible for this attack and what to do.
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the president this morning in a tweet is targeting iran, he says there will be additional sanctions placed on iran as the evidence increasingly points in that direction. also in washington, the president making a key apointment. announcing that robert o'brien will be his fourth national security adviser, replacing john bolton who he pushed out last week. o'brien's the the hostage enva, working with countries around the world and with families in the united states. robert o'brien, the next national security adviser in a world that's increasingly on edge. robin, guys, back to you. now to a growing concerns about the spread of a deadly mosquito-borne virus known as eee. two new deaths reported in michigan and cases have turned deadly in other states as well and paula faris is here with the story for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's a little scary. overnight, two more deaths related to a dangerous
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mosquito-borne illness. eastern equine encephalitis, otherwise known as eee, it is spreading across southwest michigan and there have been at least 17 cases that we've seen so far in four states total. but in michigan at least two of the cases have been fatal. health officials there are now urging residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites as they've seen seven confirmed cases just since july. now, while eee is rare according to the cdc, nearly a third of the cases are fatal with many survivors experiencing permanent neurological damage. authorities now asking residents to just cancel or postpone outdoor events during the evening, especially activities that involve children and there are a lot of outdoor activities involving children right now, but the worst outbreak in that region in over a decade. >> you got to heed that warning. >> yes, you do. >> paula, thank you. coming up, everybody, "gma's" one-on-one with the new bachelor. >> pilot pete. >> yep, going to see what he's looking for as he takes off on
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his journey to find love. and that headline on kids and sugary drinks. dr. ashton is going to break that down. lara, what's going on upstairs? >> robin, i'm here with "bon appetit's" adam rapoport. we are heavily involved in the instant pot challenge today making pulled pork sandwiches. you don't want to miss it. the audience, doesn't it smell good? great audience, come on back. [ applause ] ]
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we have a great audience here on this hump day. [ applause ] >> they're so happy. >> they're into it. >> they love a good chant and i love that too. we can't wait for tomorrow because we are going to party like it's 1999, everybody. ♪ that is the year -- that is the year that we moved into this studio. we have a huge celebration planned. tory johnson with 20 deals. whoo! yes, and a musical mash-up like you've never seen and we have ever seen before. so you don't want to miss that. and right now, you don't want to miss "pop news" with lara spencer. indeed, lots to talk about. good morning to you and to you. we begin with taylor swift announcing that she's taking her album "lover" to the stage, everybody. but, but, but this is not a giant stadium tour.
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instead, taylor's doing something different. she wants to host two shows that feel more like a music festival. lover fest. sort of like a coachella for swifties, tay-chella if you will. the lover fest will take place over two days, two different stadiums, one in l.a. and one in massachusetts. taylor taking to twitter yesterday saying the "lover" album is open field, it's sunsets and summer. i want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. i want to go to some places i haven't been and play festivals so she's doing it. lover fest tickets go on sale october 14th. more dates in the u.s. and around the world expected soon. [ applause ] i think it sounds great. looking forward to it. great idea. and now gird your loins, chicago. miranda priestly is on her way to the windy city. the highly anticipated musical based on "the devil wears prada," is heading to the big stage, everybody. very excited about that. [ applause ] it will first make its premiere
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in chicago this summer. no casting announced yet. we do know the music created by none other than sir elton john, everybody. >> ooh. >> yes. guy in the front row, big thumb's up. sir elton says of the opportunity, quote, i can't wait to sink my musical teeth into this hunk of pop culture, and that's a quote. the musical will follow the same story as the bestselling book and hit movie starring meryl streep and anne hathaway but with, quote, a fabulously fresh makeover. looking forward to that coming this summer in chicago. >> i can see that. and robin, michael, this one is for you, a special opportunity for fans of "downton abbey." >> oh, yeah. >> i'm just not letting this go. so the highly anticipated "downton abbey" movie opens this friday. now fans seeking a more immersive downton experience can actually go stay in the "downton abbey" -- it's called the highclere castle.
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it will be available to rent on airbnb for one night and one night only on november 26th. the entire 300-room castle will be available for one party of two, 150 pounds. >> come on. >> 150 pounds? >> everybody has a chance. 150 pounds. two people, 300 rooms. have at it. [ applause ] >> you know what i'm saying. i believe your opportunity is october 1st. so go on airbnb, check that out. and finally, check this guy out. in the background of espn's "college gameday" on saturday, look closely. carson king holding a special sign, look there to the right or at least my right, hoping to raise beer money for his tailgate. the camera spotted the fan and his sign. the sign read busch light supply needs to be replenished along with carson's actually venmo account, and before you know it,
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carson said the beer money was flowing. listen up. >> come on. >> i thought, you know what would be kind of a funny thing to do for a sign then i was like, well, maybe some guys will give me a couple bucks and i can buy a case of busch lattes. >> they call them busch lattes. i didn't know that. >> when the account hit $6,000 -- >> what. >> he is a good king. he announced he would donate all the money less one case of beer to the iowa children's hospital. and it gets better. good-hearted fans sent money. eventually robin totaling $27,000. >> wow. >> venmo and busch light offering to match those donations, $81,000 going to that children's hospital. [ cheers and applause ] >> well done. >> i know. >> because i was giving you a momma look. >> why are we celebrating this beer sign? there's a good reason. that's "pop news." >> that's the way to end "pop news."
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great job, lara spencer. and it is time now for our "gma" cover story. our one-on-one with the new bachelor, peter the pilot. he's opening up about hannah b.'s decision and -- >>e's your favorite. >> he's my favorite, i did like peter the pilot. stop putting it out that i'm sitting at home watching this show. [ laughter ] we're going to find out what he thought about hannah b.'s decision and what kind of partner is he looking for? abbie boudreau had a chance to sit down with him. she's joining us from los angeles. good morning to you, abbie. >> reporter: good morning. he was a fan favorite from the start, and now he's about to have his shot at finding true love as the newest bachelor. pilot pete is ready to take off on a new adventure. >> you're the bachelor. >> i am. this is the craziest thing that's ever happened to me. it's such a essing. >> reporter: after finding love on hannah b.'s season of "the bachelorette" he went home brokenhearted. >> i know i have a ton of love to give and i thought it was hannah.
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i truly did. >> reporter: but now the delta pilot says he's ready to move on from the windmill. >> you're never going to live that down. >> no, it's not. >>t was actually four times. >> that's okay. i love windmills. >> reporter: into the pilot's seat as the new bachelor. obviously, you know, i'm a pilot and flying is my first love, so anything flying related i would love to share that, you know, with some girls, hopefully on a date. >> reporter: peter even speaking about hannah's season. what did you learn from hannah, from her being the bachelorette? >> hannah, she did such an amazing job of just being her 100% true self, that raw self from literally night one to, you know, when i said bye to her. >> do you think she made the right decision? >> no, no. i don't. just being very honest but, you know, tyler and i, we probably would have both said the same answer that we thought that she should have picked us and the
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relationship i thought hannah and i had i thought was very strong. i was very confident in it and i thought there was a future there. >> reporter: the california native charmed hannah and viewers early on. hannah even calling him the dream guy as she said good-bye to him without explanation. but now he's found closure and is ready to find love again. describe your dream girl. >> obviously sounds cliche but that girl is my best friend and you can wake up every single morning and just makeup on, no makeup, you are just so madly in love with her. you can't believe that you were lucky enough to find her and spend the rest of your life with her. the girl that is as thirsty for adventure as i am and just constantly exploring and is never going to lose that. a girl that family is extremely important to her because for me coming from such a close family that's my rock. >> reporter: peter says he knows from his own experience this process works and he says he's ready to show a different side of him. >> i'm very far from perfect, i am looking forward, you know, for this journey to start, and to show the girls that.
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you're going to get the good, the bad and the ugly. >> we're going to see an edgier side of you. >> this pilot has some edge. i'm not going to lie. >> reporter: as for the women waiting to meet him, he has some advice. >> i waited a little bit too long to fully open up my heart to her and show that vulnerable side and if i could encourage the women not to do that, i probably would. >> not to wait too long. >> don't wait too long. if you're feeling it for me, i want to know and i'm going to give it right back. >> i asked peter if there's any chance we'll see hannah on his season and his first reaction was, you never know. but she's probably a little busy competing on "dancing with the stars," michael. >> all right, abbie. they better tell him they love him early or he might fly away or you never know. wow, that's right. robin, over to you. >> rough room, rough room. we have a "gma" health alert for you now about sugary drinks and your children. there are new guidelines this morning released by major health organizations and some of the recommendations, they may
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surprise you. dr. jen ashton will tell us all about this. do tell. >> robin, this is being called an unprecedented collaboration. the american heart association, pediatricians, dentists, nutritionists, they're talking about what kids age 0 to 5 should and should not drink. the focus is think before you drink. that beverages may have the same impact on our overall level of nutrition, wellness and disease as food. so ready for it? >> some may surprise people. >> all right, this is a big one. for babies, no fruit juice. okay. nothing in a bottle. then when you go on to babies 1 to 2 we're talking about whole milk, a little bit of 100% fruit juice and occasional water and 2 to 5, water, occasional 100% juice and then make the switch to skim or low fat milk. >> okay, and then. >> this is what not to drink, okay. surprisingly, everyone knows avoid the sodas, avoid plant-based milk products like coconut milk, super high in
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sugar. the exception being fortified soy milk is okay. kids with milk allergies, talk to their pediatricians and avoid the chocolate milk. >> you have a degree in nutrition. >> some tips? >> we have to lead by example. really don't drink your calories, water is best. and kids, talk to your pediatricians about this. >> all right, thank you very much, jen. and we have a "gma" moment from ann arbor, michigan, one of my favorites in a very long time. this is actual video of me trying to leave a party without saying good-bye to anybody. ♪ that is little brynn and she is just crawling on the dance floor, apparently she's really trying to do the worm as i think her brother is really cutting a rug. i just love that video so much. please do share your "gma" moment on my faceb
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we're going to turn to one mother's fight to save her daughter from nxivm. catherine oxenberg is here to talk about rescuing her daughter from the cult. the leader keith raniere is awaiting sentencing for sex trafficking and other crimes. paula faris has more. >> reporter: that's right, disturbing, george. keith raniere lured hollywood actresses, even heiresses into his inner circle, branded them with his initials and allegedly turned them into his sex slaves. now his story and the story of his group, nxivm, are headed to television. this morning, the story of keith raniere and his group called
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nxivm which some former members have called a cult is the subject of an explosive new movie on lifetime. >> this is much more than just top secret. >> reporter: prosecutors say he is a conman and a predator alleging he took advantage of women, blackmailing them with nude photos and threatening to expose their deepest, darkest secrets if they didn't act as his sex slaves. some were even branded with his initials. >> i'm an interesting person. i'm a controversial person, but most importantly, i'm an unconventional person. >> reporter: now the 59-year-old is behind bars found guilty last june on charges of sex trafficking and racketeering, and ordered by the court to pay over a million dollars to the investigative firm that was used to fend off civil lawsuits by the state. india oxenberg was one of his followers. her mother, "dynasty" actress catherine oxenberg wrote a book detailing her efforts to save
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her daughter and now it's been turned into a movie airing on lifetime called "escaping the nxivm cult, a mother's fight to save her daughter." >> are you ready for your nxivm transformation? >> reporter: the movie revealing oxenberg's impression of the man behind the secretive organization and how he lured her daughter. >> spoken to me as the chosen one, india. what if i were to tell you that i think that of you too? that you're a chosen one as well. >> wow, it premieres saturday night on lifetime. this was a quick turnaround for lifetime. they just started filming in june. separately, raniere's sentencing has been delayed till next year but george, he's facing life in prison. >> okay, paula, thanks very much. we're joined now by catherine oxenberg. thank you for coming in this morning. i know the movie is based on the book you wrote about your daughter. it's so raw and so personal.
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i can only imagine how hard it must have been to relive it as you were doing the movie. >> well, i was hands off for the movie. writing the book my focus was saving my daughter. deciding to make the film actually was a harder decision because my daughter was out of the cult. she wants to move forward with her life, and she doesn't want the stigma of being associated with nxivm, but the decision was these sexual predators and their predatory practices. their playbook is very slim whether it's weinstein or epstein or this man keith raniere so in order to protect other young women i thought this was more important to tell the story. >> i followed it pretty closely. i just confessed to you a minute ago before we went on the air, i don't understand how this works and you actually took a couple of the classes early. >> yeah. >> and? >> well, the way he set it up was he had this supposed leadership self-help program and he funneled people through and it looked legitimate and was offering legitimate kind of tools for, you know -- and my daughter really enjoyed it and i
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thought that there was some benefit in the beginning but truthfully it's a bait and switch and it was a recruitment funnel for sexual partners for him, but you didn't know that walking in. it could have been any, you know, landmark or any of these sort of large group trainings. >> and it must have been so hard to see your daughter going through it. as you say she escaped the cult. you rescued her from the cult. how is she doing today? >> today she's doing amazing. amazing. it's been a year since she has been out. there's been a lot of healing, and she's in a very empowered place. i'm really, really proud of her. it was a terrifying ordeal. >> i can only imagine. and as paula said in her piece, raniere's sentencing has been put off at least a year. do you want to be there for that day? >> i do. it's important. it's a privilege to watch the wheels of justice turning and to watch justice being served. this man deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail. he's a danger to society.
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>> and if you could confront him today face-to-face, what would you say? >> what would i say to him? that his reign of terror is over. >> thank you. >> thank you, george. >> catherine, thanks for coming in. "escaping the nxivm cult: a mother's nightmare to save her daughter" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. mother's nightmare" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. " premiere this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. t" premiere this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. o" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. " premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. s" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. a" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. v" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. e" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. " premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. h" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. er" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. " premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. d" premiere this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. a" premiere this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. ug" premier this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. h" premiere this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. t" premiere this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back. er" premier this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning, everyone. i'm kumasi aaron. this is great news for travelers the runway construction project at sfo is ending a week earlier than expected. the repairs caused airlines to cancel and delay flights, because sf o's capacity had been reduced. runway to the left is going to be ready for takeoffs and landings starting tomorrow. >> that is great news, but we have a major problem with a sig alert for valet olejo and all streets are jammed, and all of the streets that are the best alternate are jammed, because of the freeways through canyon and
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napa are solid red. things are backed up all of the way through the maze and a slow ride across the san mateo bridge and the dunbarton bridge
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now, you're accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> yes, the study of the rain i sproc spotty out there.
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you can see it slowly going to the northeast as the rains will be coming through in about good morning, america. llo from knoxville, tennessee. >> good morning, america. jackie from charlotte, north carolina. >> my name is daniel jones and i'm from burlington, kentucky. good morning, america. [ applause ] welcome back to "gma." and we love saying good morning, america, to you guys every morning and i got to say it's nice to hear you say it back to us so keep it coming. >> another "gma" viewer, carolyn mcginnis from mountain top, pennsylvania. even the little baby samantha getting in on the act saying good morning, america. good morning, america. good morning, america. >> samantha wrote that herself.
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[ laughter ] >> extraordinary. extraordinary. we do have an extraordinary audience with us this morning. [ applause ] all right in the back. down in the back. [ applause ] we want you to meet two siblings, jack and shelby santos. they are here because world marrow donor day is coming up this weekend. it also marks actually my 7th birthday. the seventh year since i've gone my bone marrow transplant when i was blessed my sister sally-ann was a perfect match. it only happens 30% of the time that a family member -- this is where her stem cells were being collected. you know, jack and shelby, they know the story very well as well because shelby was a perfect match for her brother jack. [ applause ] >> yes. >> come on up here, guys. >> come on up here. come up here. [ applause ]
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>> i'm so happy to see you. >> hi, shelby. >> you've got this. >> hi. >> thank you for having us nice to meet you. >> beautiful family. >> thank you. >> it's two rows of santoss right there just so you know. grandma. >> there's grandma. >> and i mean the support as you see for your family just incredible. shelby, for you how does it feel to know that you helped save your brother's life? >> i mean, how do i even put it into words. he's my baby brother. i've always been overprotective. i have another brother hank in the audience. jack has always been my baby brother so always wanted to help him through life and never thought i could do it this way. i'm so beyond grateful i could. >> i'm the baby too. it's great to be the baby in the family. >> what a moment when you found out shelby was a match. >> it's a weird moment and takes a toll on you. it's like you don't really know
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what to expect. >> oh, well, we want people to know fully your story and so we talked to you all individually so you could hear what you felt about each other. okay. here it is. last year, jack santos was like any other 18-year-old, playing sports, spending time with his family and planning for college. a routine yearly checkup changed everything. >> i never really, quote/unquote felt sick. i told her i was getting a lot of nosebleeds but i didn't think i felt anything wrong. they checked my blood and tested it. came back numbers didn't look too good. >> jack was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. a life-threatening blood disease. to survive he would need a bone marrow transplant but finding a match can be daunting. >> he's always going to be my little baby brother. i didn't want to see him go through something like this so it was terrifying but we were ready for whatever brought with it at the time. >> jack's big sister shelby got tested and the family's prayers
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were answered. she was a perfect match to donate her bone marrow to her brother. >> this just made us this much closer. i'm just honored to have been the one to be able to help him with that. >> how are you feeling? >> pretty good. a little sore but good. >> i don't even want to think about where i would be if i didn't have her as a perfect match. shelby saved my life. >> now one year after the transplant, jack has a special surprise for his big sister. >> ooh. that's what we call a tease. >> yeah, what? >> you are such a blessing, your family. you're engaged. your fiance, garrett, come on up here. come on up here as well. i want to make room for you, as well. [ applause ] jack, i feel you. it's priceless. it is a priceless gift. there's nothing you could ever do or say but you do have a little surprise here for your sister. >> i do. you know i could never really fully repay you, oh, lord.
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>> it's okay. >> as you know make a wish, they granted me a wish before i went in for treatment last year and i was racking my brain thinking about what i wanted to do. i couldn't figure it out but then i reached o to them and they are generous enough to allow me to send you guys on the honeymoon of your choice. [ applause ] >> thanks, buddy. [ applause ] >> sandal resorts wanted to help jack grant his wish. here we go, you guys. they'll welcome you to any sandals resort for your honeymoon and you will get five nights in an exclusive butler suite with all the bells and whistles. whatever you want. they're going to take care of it. [ applause ] and sandals they say love is all you need. you guys are surrounded by love
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and they just wanted to add a little bit more so now your honeymoon is taken care of from your brother, jack. >> jack. >> thank you. >> i mean -- >> ever had a butler before. >> no, i've always had a little brother but i don't know if that count. >> it's rare with make-a-wish that they grant somebody who has a wish grants it for something like this for something. >> actually the first time they've done this. >> oh, my gosh. >> you are rare. >> yes. >> what does this moment mean and what do you want people to know? >> i mean, i -- i am obviously in shock. this is something that jack has been having to go through so for him to give that up and give it to me is just -- i -- you didn't have to do that and it's just -- [ laughter ] amazing. and i'm just so blessed to have him. >> can you also share the message about like i said only 30% of the time is a family member a match, so 70% of the
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time you need somebody off the registry. when we do stories like this it increases the registry but people are sometimes fearful of the process. you said you were a little bit sore but other than that how was it. >> honestly it was so easy. so much easier than i thought it was going to be. you know, it's an outpatient surgery so you're back home that night. if everything goes as planned and, you know, we were in great doctors' hands, soreness for a couple of days but other than that, i mean, if i can be sore for a couple of days to save someone's life who is going through a much more than i am i mean it's the least that i can do. >> amen to that. >> i feel fantastic. i feel great. >> oh. >> what you did was great and you two enjoy those pancakes. >> yes. [ applause ] make sure you do that. [ cheers and applause ] >> have you set a date? >> yes. september 6th, 2020 so labor day
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next year. >> oh, beautiful. >> thank you so much. >> we'll be right back. [ applause ] face buried in your phone. stop! look up. look both ways. let's start looking out for each other again. it's a busy world out there. and we're all in it together. go safely, california. and out of respect, we will let you make the first offer. thirty minutes. thirty minutes?
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>> sorry, george. [ applause ] >> ie learned where the cameras are. we've all had moments where things don't go quite as planned. take a look. ♪ baby you're a firework ♪ come on let your conscious >> whoa, whoa. ♪ make them go up, up, up >> as the saying goes the team that plays together stays together. >> i'll accept. >> couple alert. >> iove you, man. >> there's no place like the crossroads of the world to share some serious fun with your teammates. we are a musical family -- >> that's a dance? >> oh. >> we like to think. >> we're going to play that song again and george is going to do the nae nae to it. >> don't hold your breath. ♪ come on let your --
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♪ the way i dance with you ♪ the love boat >> there we go. >> never afraid to laugh at ourselves. ♪ just dance >> i just can't do it. >> oh. ♪ just dance >> it's just me right here. >> it says me right here. all right. mary, thank so much. mary. michael. >> i look like mary. >> look at the shrimp on a treadmill. >> i'm sorry, shrimp on a treadmill. george, george, is this it. >> am i in your shot? you just said hello to lara twice. hello again, lara. >> oh, my. >> certain words that you guys find funny. certain words. >> poop. >> he said poop. >> see. that's my point right there. ♪
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♪ put me in, coach >> what you got? >> oh. >> yes! ♪ got to be center field >> it just stopped. >> oh. >> so here's to the next 20 years. [ applause ] >> right through the uprights. >> impressive. >> that was impressive. >> thank you. and tomorrow -- >> tomorrow -- i thought we were going to go on for a little while. >> things go wrong. >> this isoing g to make the next tape. tomorrow celebrating 20 years in times square. you do not want to miss it. >> 20 years. where has the time gone? >> all right. but guess what
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michael, i'm going to hang with pikac pikachu. >> go ahead. i got somebody i want to hang with. i'm here with two-time emmy nominated actress, sara gilbert. talking about the brand-new season of "the conners." she stars as the sarcastic yet lovable darlene. it is great to have you here, sara. >> great to be here. thank you for having me. >> of course, it is wednesday so we have to have a little throwback. >> okay. >> we have this photo of you. let's see it. all right. by that age you are already knew you wanted to be in show business and played toto in "the wizard of oz." >> i wouldn't say played -- i did a school production, younger than that, probably like 6 or something. i mean school production, right. they have the class do it. and i got cast as toto which i felt was a slight because i thought i have no lines and i'm -- you know, i felt better than toto and so i did this --
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we did this thing in front of the whole school and i just decided, well, i'm going to start barking because i have no lines so i started barking during this play and as i barked i started to get laughs and i thought, oh, i get it. you can make the audience laugh if you do something at a certain time so i'm sure i totally sabotaged the production of it but i figured it out. >> comedic timing and how to steal a scene. >> exactly. >> you've been stealing scenes on "the conners" and previously on the show "roesanne" and that was quite the cliffhanger. your character is in a little bit of a love triangle. >> it's true. it's true. >> what draws her to these two different men. >> she's in kind of a mess. well, i think, you know, back in the day she dated david, played by johnny by leckey so he represents her history and it's hard to compete with that, you know, we've been having this relationship on and off for 30
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years or something which is unbelievable. because i was so young. [ laughter ] but with ben, he's new, he's really tough and strong and sort of her equal. i think darlene is used to pushing these guys around and in of the past and she can't do that with ben so i think that's attractive in a new way. >> okay, all right. rrr. we'll take a look at a clip. in this john goodman who plays your father is on your character darlene about being a neglectful mom. so let's check it out. >> you're getting home at 10:00. i don't know if you're with ben or what you're doing but you're definitely not coming straight home from work every night. >> i'm not allowed to have a personal life because i remember when i was a kid you would go to the local lounge, have a beer then you'd come home and say, there's my girls, d.j. would start crying and you would go to the garage to fix a bike. [ applause ] >> i want to ask you real quickly because the show, the show always tackles some
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controversial topics. is there any controversy coming up in this season? >> well, i think we don't try to hit the controversy head on. i think what we try to do is just address what naturally happens to a family and because it's a middle class family, they're trying to pay bills, they're dealing with health care struggles, they're dealing with trying to raise their kids no normal pressures of everyday life so as those things come up naturally in the stories we tackle them and hopefully people will relate. >> and tackle them well. >> thank you. >> sara, thank you very much for being here. season two of "the conners" premieres tuesday, september the 24th at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. and we've got a big show coming up on "strahan, sara & keke." i'll let them take it away. hey. >> it is a great day today. yes, it's my girl's sara's girthday. we got a fun show planned. a couple of surprises. >> we've got a supersized edition of "bachelor in paradise" in store here with ashley and jared. they're going to break it all
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down with some special guests. >> yeah. i'm going to walk over here because, yeah, you guys tune in. check us out at lunchtime and next on "gma," lara's instant pot challenge. she's making pulled pork. yum, yum, yum. i see you, man. "gma's" the great catch challenge is sponsored by pokemon go. pokemon are everywhere. find your new favori
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for this we're making ginger scallion sauce and heating up oil in the instant pot and pour that over the scallions, that sort of takes the bite out of it by heating it up and put in some ginger, garlic, all sorts of good stuff, soy sauce. >> all on the website. >> this is the best sauce ever. you just put it on anything and everything and it's amazing. all right. pork, so we'll season it, very simple. a little brown sugar. >> ooh. >> wow, you guys are easy, a little pepper. a little salt. and then for a little acid a little vinegar. >> there's that vinegar. >> toss it together. >> i'll hold it. don't want to get that nice outfit messy. this goes in the pot. >> yep. >> you hear it sizzle. it's going to brown a little bit. >> we don't have two instant pots to do the sauce. >> you can do the same one, take the oil out, pour it over this. on the top, the top goes on, excuse me like so, put that in there, boom, 35 minutes later. >> voila.
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>> voila. we've already released. come on. okay. cool thing, once the top is off if there's a lot of liquid hit the saute function and that's going to bubble up and evaporate some of the liquid get browning going. boom, you got the pulled pork. shred it. >> some of your favorite toppings, obviously pickles. >> cilantro, mayonnaise, kimchi if you like heat. ginger scallion. hit it with -- >> bring the heat. >> robin, ginger are here to tast >> look how she's eating it with a fork. >> no, no, no. >> are you from england or something? >> get in there. get in there. >> it's pulled pork. >> what is that? >> cilantro mayonnaise. there you go, robin. >> you know what, i have to do the tease so i'll let you eat and i'll eat on the commercial break. thumb's up? >> uh-huh. >> thumb's up. thank you. we took all the time out of this. get the recipe on our website. we will be right back. [ applause ] ♪
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good morning. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." i'm kumasi aaron, and here is mike nicco with the forecast. good morning, mike. >> yes, some light pockets of rain here from the toll plaza and from the live doppler 7, it is shifting to the south, and we are seeing the sunshine break out in the north bay. so it is a showery nature in the afternoon hours. be prepared in the morning for wet weather and the temperatures are going to be summer-like warmth starting is saturday. mike, avoid san rafael through the sig alert that is issued because there is an accident that is blocking lanes and they may land two helicopters and go into a full freeway closure. so the second sig alert is
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westbound full alert closure at south >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" plus from "the conners," sara gilbert. [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: good morning. hi. hi. good morning.


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