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jay litman with the best arm in the business. hi, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it is wednesday, october the 1st. welcome to "way too early," the show that had a very hard time with today's riddle because our guest, he got too much fame. get it? you don't get it? you will figure it out. he got too much fame. all right. so we're going to get right to our top story today. it is the very latest on the first case of the ebola virus to be diagnosed here at home. at this hour, health officials say the unidentified patient is fighting for his life at a hospital in dallas. the cdc confirms the man tested positive for the virus but is unsure how he became infected. now, he took a flight from liberia to dallas on september the 19th to visit family. four or five days later, the man started to feel sick. right now the cdc says there is,
quote, zero risk to others who were on board that same flight. the agency says the man did not show symptoms at the time and was not contagious. and officials are also working very quickly to trace the patient's path and to determine with whom he may have had any close contact. the director of the cdc says he understands why americans may be concerned about this, but he is confident the deadly virus can be contained. >> ebola is a scary disease because of the severity of illness it causes. and we're really hoping for the recovery of this individual. at the same time, we are stopping it in its tracks in this country. we can do that because of two things. strong health care infection control that stops the spread of ebola and strong core public health functions that trace contacts, tract contacts, isolate them, if they have any symptoms and stop the chain of transmission. >> and doctors at texas health
presbyterian hospital are confident they're fully prepped to treat this patient. they say the man has been in isolation since he was admitted on sunday and that all possible precautions are being taken. >> we're caring for this patient because this person came to us for help, and they came to us sick. and it's the right thing to do. our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. our focus of compassion is at the heart of everything we do. >> the world health organization says the ebola outbreak is responsible for more than 3,000 deaths in west africa. so in just a few hours, the man accused of jumping the white house fence and breaking into the first family's home is scheduled to face a judge. and this comes just one day after the head of the secret service was grilled on capitol hill about the recent security breach, among other things. director julia pierson says the incident is unacceptable and promises a full review to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again. but she really faced some very
strong criticism from both sides, democrats and republicans, really piling on who are outraged over a string of security lapses and were not pleased with her testimony. >> so in fact, the federal complaint in the earlier reports were not accurate, is that correct? yes or no, please. >> i think the original complaint is accurate that mr. gonzalez scaled the fence -- >> ma'am, hold it. i have very little time, and i'm not -- the american people want to know if their president is safe. >> i want it to be crystal clear. you make a run and a dash at the white house, we're going to take you down. i want overwhelming force. would you disagree with me? >> i do want our officers and agents to execute appropriate force for anyone attempting to challenge or breach the white house. >> why would he say that there's no weapon? >> i will have to have -- have to ask mr. donovan that question. >> you haven't done that since the incident happened? why would the secret service put out an official press release -- put out a statement to the associated press?
did you correct the associated press? did you call them back and say, you got that wrong? >> i have no knowledge of that. >> this is beyond the pale. and i've listened to your testimony very deliberately here this morning. and i wish to god you -- you protected the white house like you're protecting your reputation here today. this is the secret service against one individual with mental illness. and you lost. you lost. and you had three shots at this guy. >> have you ever heard of these guys? this is -- it's not very costly. you can subscribe, but that can be installed. it's a simple technology device and company private system that can do that. so i don't think we have to spend a lot of money. >> that was kind of harsh. a lot of people just put those fake adt signs in their front yard and don't even have the service. meanwhile, "the washington post" is reporting that omar gonzalez was tackled by an off-duty
agent. he was walking near the white house after the obama family boarded a helicopter. in another embarrassing moment for the secret service, president obama reportedly shared an elevator with an armed contractor with a criminal record. this incident occurred september the 16th at the cdc in atlanta. british jets are now attacking isis targets in iraq officially joining the u.s.-led campaign against the islamic state. the royal air force will likely play a critical role in what is expected to be a long fight against the extremist militants. meanwhile, president obama is still facing criticism over comments he made on "60 minutes," saying the u.s. intelligence community underestimated the threat of isis. the conservative group government accountability institute reports the president missed nearly 60% of his daily briefings, perhaps explaining why isis was underestimated. however, "the washington post" pushing back on that report, saying the president reads his briefing every day but does not always request an in-person briefing. "the post" says that past
presidents often customized the way this they were briefed, adding that how president obama has structured his daily routine for years is pretty constant. police in pennsylvania have uncovered new evidence in the search for the man they say ambushed two state troopers last month, killing one. two pipe bombs were found in the woods where the investigation for survivalist eric frein is centered. and we're told that they were fully functional and could have been detonated by a trip wire or a fuse. and more than three weeks have gone into this manhunt. police say they're confident they're searching in the right spot. >> we've had a sighting that i would say we give a fairly high assignment of credibility to within the last 24 hours. and that's been within that search area that i've described to you. >> police also called on frein to surrender, saying he's clearly stressed and making significant mistakes. there's a $175,000 reward for information leading to his capture. actor tracy morgan is
hitting back at walmart's response to his lawsuit, saying that he, quote, can't believe the retailer is blaming him for the accident caused by one of its drivers. walmart claims that morgan and others who were injured are at least partly to blame because they weren't wearing seat belts in their limo bus. after that claim, morgan wrote in a statement, quote, i felt i had to speak out. he said he and his friends did nothing wrong, and he's fighting hard to recover from his injuries. the retailer also issued a statement saying in part, quote, walmart is committed to working to resolve all the remaining issues as a result of the accident. while we were required to respond to the lawsuit, we have also taken steps to encourage settlement discussions. we remain committed to doing what's right. one person did die in that accident that was part of tracy morgan's entourage. olympic swimmer michael phelps has been arrested for drunk driving in baltimore. the 29-year-old failed a sobriety test early tuesday morning after being caught on a highway going 84 in a 45-mile-per-hour zone. this happened on i-95.
it was ten years ago that he served 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to driving impaired. the 22-time medalist had begun training in april to re-enter competitive swimming. he apologized via twitter, writing "earlier this morning i was arrested and charged with dui, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. i understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. i know these words may not mean much right now, but i am deeply sorry to everyone i have let down." we turn our attention to california where the days of receiving plastic bags for your purchases are coming to an end. governor jerry brown signed a statewide measure tuesday that will phase out single-use plastic bags from grocery, convenience and liquor stores as well as pharmacies. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper bags or reusable bags. and while critics are threatening to put the pressure up -- put the measure up that is for a referendum vote, the bill is a win for environmentalists that are concerned about pollution that have been caused by plastic bags.
still ahead on "way too early," it's not just us that are up this early. we have a very special guest for you coming up. "way too early to call" is straight ahead. i want to cover our graphic. jen thinks it gives it away. and later, it went down to the wire in the a.l. wild card game last night. after 12 innings, mike barnicle made it through all 12 and is here this morning. did kansas city or oakland come out on top? that story and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. i drank mountain dew. ♪ upon a star ♪ makes no difference who you are ♪ >> walt disney quietly bought 43 square miles of land in central florida to build his dream. in 1965, he said it would cost more than $100 million. >> but my big brother says we can do it. he's the money man. >> construction began in 1969.
♪ okay. i drank a full mountain dew for this, and i hope this works. jen has been very nervous about me because i had a whole mountain dew. this is our special feature where we call someone way too early. it's called "way to early to call" where a call a friend for an early-morning chat. and hopefully this is going to work. she has an oscar, a tony, an emmy, a grammy, a golden globe and a ringing phone. let's say hello to the legend that is whoopi goldberg. whoo whoopi, are you there? >> i'm here, thomas. good morning. >> oh, my gosh, you are so kind to do this. you know, my hint to everybody was that it's such a relief that our surprise guest is in the habit of getting up. >> ah. >> and you are in the habit of getting up early. what time do you typically get up? >> i've been up for about an hour and a half now. >> and you don't sleep a lot, do
you? you stay up late and you get up early. >> yeah. i'm just -- i'm just up. and so my brain just does stuff. and so i try to make sure that i am laying supine on my bed for at least a couple hours so i can rest. and then i'm doing stuff. like i'm feeding the cat who's a little pissed at me right now. >> you have a very special cat. i love that cat. >> he's very good. he likes you, too, but he's a little annoyed. >> why? >> he's a little annoyed you didn't call him. that's all i'm going to say. >> i do this call every two weeks. i will call the cat in two weeks. how about that? >> i'll let him know. he'll call you in two weeks, ol. >> we've got a lot that we need to get to because you have a hot new season of "the view" going on right now. are you having fun? >> i am having fun. you know, it's just -- it's always a good time when you don't mind talking to the folks, you know. and i've been lucky, i've been there seven years. i've had good times with pretty
much everybody. but there's a lot of pressure on us to sort of prove and show and what's going to happen and what's going to -- you know, who's going to -- you know, it's like they're waiting for, like, a wwe chick fight or something. it's just, you know, so we're just trying to do what we do and have a good time, which is what we've been doing the last couple weeks. so i'm very happy. >> they're already coming down on you. headlines that you are already in a little bit of a spat with rosie o'donnell. >> please. >> yeah. >> here's the thing. like family, you know, some days you're cranky. >> yeah. >> there are four of us. some days we're just cranky. and i know it's going to come as a shock, but i know all these guys on programs also get cranky with each other. but the difference is, there's not four guys every day talking to each other. and doing stuff. so they should just back off and see what we do, stop waiting for something to happen. >> do you think there's a double standard, though, because we are watching a show of four powerful
women together that are expressing their views? >> yes, i do think there's a double standard. i do. i mean, it's like, you know, nobody talks about, you know, hey, there's a spat over at, you know, "sunday morning." you know. nobody talks about -- you know, nobody says that. but it's, like, you know, you're with people. you have outside influences. people saying, well, you know, we want to make sure your numbers are up and make sure you do this and you want to please the sponsors. so, you know, it can get a little pressurized and particularly with this show because people just -- they -- i don't know when that started, but i don't believe when "the view" began it was about chick fights, you know. and quite honestly, we're all a little long in the tooth to be fighting. you know what i mean? >> imitation is the highest form of flattery and there are lots of shows that are now trying to imitate "the view." our nicolle wallace,
how's she doing? >> i love her. i think she's one of the smartest people i've ever met. i'm thrilled that she's there. the same with rosie perez. you have no idea how well read and how smart rosie is, you know. and we all know rosie o'donnell, so we know that there are great conversations to be had, both about fluffy stuff and about serious stuff. you know, we'll find our way. we'll get our rhythm. you know, we're in -- what is it three weeks now? people are, like, why isn't absolutely perfect yet? because we're finding our stuff. back away. >> hey, i love it. i think you guys are doing great, and i think rosie perez is doing great. i'm looking for her at costco now on weekends because she talks about going to costco all the time. so now i've got my eyes peeled for rosie perez at costco. >> well, costco is fly. we like costco. >> i love costco. what are we going to do about those chairs and that table? are we going to change the
chairs? >> the chairs are changing. listen, it is the worst -- it was the worst decision, whoever made it, made because they forgot, you know, some of us are wearing heels. some of us are slightly taller than, you know, the four-year-old chairs we're sitting in. and you hear me kvetch every day. >> i know, i'm watching you every day and i know you're talking about it because you like to be closer to the table and you like your stuff near you. >> yeah. it's like if someone perhaps had maybe, you know -- this is what happens sometimes when you work for a corporation, you know. there are people in charge of, you know, stuff. make decisions without thinking about it. >> you know what? this has been the best we've ever seen your shoes because you are putting the shoes on parade, whoopi goldberg. >> well, you know i have to wear flats because i can't wear the heels and those teeny weeny
chairs because it looks like my chest is even bigger than it is. >> we adore you, and you are so kind to join me this morning on "way too early." thank you, whoopi goldberg. we'll be watching today, 11:00 a.m. on "the view." >> big love to you, baby. we want to switch gears. isn't she great? time to talk about sports, baseball. kansas city hosting oakland in the american league wild card game. the a's get out to a 7-3 lead after six thanks to a pair of home runs from brandon moss. he had five rbis but the royals rally back with three runs in the eighth thanks in part to a wild pitch. we skip ahead to the bottom of the ninth. k.c. down 7-6. a sac fly evens things up and sends this one into extras. extras that we get to the bottom of the 12th. the royals again trailing by one man with a man on third. and an infield chopper hit by christian colon sends one home. two batters later with a man on second, the stage is set for perez. >> now looking for a two-out hit.
into left field! the kansas city royals are walking off into the alds. >> yeah, bill that wasn't a bad pitch. that gives the royals a victory. kansas city advances to play the angels. tonight the pirates host the giants in the national league wild card game. want to check in with our bill karins standing by with a check on weather for the day. >> good morning, thomas. whoopi is great. we've got some rain already this morning for areas of rhode island and connecticut, boston, all the way down to the cape. kind of going to be a gloomy wednesday. it will be with us through much of the day. maybe some minor travel problems with the low ceilings at the airports from new york city up into boston. a few sprinkles right around d.c. bring the umbrella. light showers for i'd say throughout the next 15 minutes or so and then that should be clearing out. as far as other weather concerns go today, we are going to watch some strong storms possible in areas of the middle of the
country. but overall, i don't expect a lot of tornadoes or anything like that. so thomas, the other thing we have to mention is that the leaves are getting near peak in a lot of areas. unfortunately it looks like a big rainstorm for new england on saturday. so that's not great for the leaves. >> so limited leaf-viewing season. >> peeps, yeah. >> bill, thank you, sir. appreciate it. coming up on "morning joe," how concerned should americans be about the threat of ebola now that it's on u.s. soil? when we come back here, we are going to huddle around the water cooler together for a comedic good-bye to the captain, derek jeter. stick around. ♪ want to change the world? create things that help people. design safer cars. faster computers. smarter grids and smarter phones. think up new ways to produce energy. ♪ be an engineer. solve problems the world needs solved. what are you waiting for? changing the world is part of the job description. [ male announcer ] join the scientists and engineers of exxonmobil
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welcome back, everybody. and we want to huddle around the water cooler where we get a little comedic good-bye to the cap pin. check in with lewis. >> farewells continue to pour in for derek jeter. the latest from chris rock, kevin hart and will ferrell who pretty much yells at the retired yankee. >> derek jeter! derek jeter! >> no matter what happens, you will always be remembered as a pretty good player. you were good. pretty good. >> hey, derek jeter, you're a bum! you're a bum! >> congratulations on getting to the championship this year. go, yankees!
they're not in the what? >> derek jeter's the greatest yankee to ever live, of all the yankees that have lived, he's better than them. >> i actually like you. but you're still a bum! you're a bum! look at me, jeter! if i could get my hands on you, i would kiss you on the mouth. and i don't care who's watching. i don't care. because you're derek jeter. >> will ferrell's looking a little gray there. >> they need to dunk him in some dye and some relaxer. he's looking like barnicle. >> i think barnicle looks better. >> he needs a little relaxer. >> that's it. >> anyway, lewis, thank you, sir. much appreciated. yeah, that was a very interesting look. did you just graze -- oh, that was your purse. i thought i just got a little grazing. anyway, coming up next on "way too early," a look at the
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welcome back, everybody. let's get a check on the day ahead before we toss it over to "morning joe." omar gonzalez accused of jumping over the white house fence making his way inside the white house is set to make his second appearance in court today. and president obama will host israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the white house later today. we're told the leaders will discuss isis, iran and the situation in gaza. and then later this afternoon the president will honor the reigning major league soccer champs sporting kansas city. the win gave k.c. their second mls title in franchise history. congrats to them. that's going to do it for "way too early." "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ this, ladies and gentlemen, is not a democratic issue. this is not a republican issue. this is an american issue. this is also an issue of national security. >> the problem doesn't seem to
be the fence. the problem seems to be the fact that someone jumped the fence, run 70 yards, went into the white house with nobody stopping them. >> i saw that you have that you for psychology. you have training for survival skills, but none of which i minimize, all of which is very important. this is just processing a crime scene, director. it is not high math. it is processing a crime scene. you actually don't need 18 weeks to do. that you just need to be able walk around. >> all right. good morning, it's wednesday, october 1st. october is here with a slew of breaking developments over the past 24 hours. with us on set we have chairman of deutsche, incorporated, donny deutsche, in washington. msnbc political analyst. former chairman of the national committee. michael steele and white house correspondent for the "wall street journal," carole lee along with willie, joe and me