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road. >> the right neighborhood. >> just wanted to make sure. good morning, america. as we start a new week together, a surge of covid cases overwhelming hospitals in hard-hit states. more than 66,000 patients hospitalized in the u.s. some hospitals in florida suspending elective surgeries, moving beds into conference rooms. austin, texas, warning residents its facilities are limited. in louisiana, new orleans children's hospital overrun by young patients. the physician-in-chief calling it an epidemic of very young children. he's going to join us live. raging wildfires. tens of thousands forced to evacuate as the dixie fire explodes in california. now the second largest in the state's history. hundreds of homes destroyed. five people still missing in the devastated town of greenville.
we are there live. overseas. the race to escape greece. wildfires burning out of control. residents and tourists flee in the night. this as a climate warning comes out from the u.n. the major report detailing the impact climate change could have in the near future. elevator rescue caught on camera. as severe storms slam the midwest, these people trapped in an elevator. water rushing in and rising around them. what they told us overnight about their race to escape. new york governor andrew cuomo's top aide resigns, as one of his accusers goes public, breaking her silence in a new interview. >> what he did to me was a crime. he broke the law. >> the first of cuomo's 11 accusers to file a criminal complaint after that scathing report. the governor now faces potential charges as his lawyer strikes back. gold rush. the u.s. finishing on top at the tokyo games.
the women's basketball team winning their seventh consecutive gold medal. women's volleyball taking home their first-ever gold as the athletes close out the games by marching together. ♪ and good morning from our neighbor to the north. canada opening its border to vaccinated americans this morning. and we're also headed west to "rise and shine" from idaho as we take you to two great locations live this morning. like the man said, good morning, america. thanks for starting your week with us. it's great to be here with george and have michael back with us as well. >> i'm back. >> welcome back. let's get right to the pandemic. the delta variant now far and away the top threat. hospitals across the country sounding the alarm about a rise in covid admissions. the u.s. has recorded over four straight days of 100,000 cases. those are the highest numbers since february.
>> this surge hitting areas with low vaccination rates. we'll talk to a doctor fighting on the front lines at a major children's hospital in louisiana. first, let's go to victor oquendo as florida reports the highest confirmed number of children admited with the virus. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, michael. several of those pediatric patients right here, currently they're caring for more than 20 kids with covid. one of them is on a ventilator. this morning, health officials are frustrated over a covid surge that never had to happen. >> i'm afraid we should not really have ever gotten to the place we are. most of the cases of course now unvaccinated people, and almost all the deaths are unvaccinated people. these are younger people now, including children. >> reporter: the number of patients hospitalized with covid-19, now topping 66,000. nearly 8,400 people admitted each day. in austin, texas, which only six icu beds are available for
2.3 million residents, the city sends out a text alert warning that the covid-19 situation is dire. health care facilities are open. resources are limited due to a surge in cases. in florida, some hospitals are suspending elective surgeries and limiting visitors putting beds in conference rooms, even a cafeteria. experts warning hospitals could start turning people away. >> if this pace continues for the next four or five days, which it seems it will, the hospital systems in florida and louisiana will collapse. that's how bad this is. >> reporter: in louisiana, they're facing the nation's highest rate of new cases. new orleans children's hospital saying they're seeing an epidemic of very young children. in florida, the number of children there hospitalized with covid now the highest in the country. one positive update here. now for the first time more than 50% of all americans, that even includes those children are not
eligible to be vaccinated yet, now 50% of all americans are fully vaccinated. robin. >> thank you. joining us now is dr. mark kline, he's the physician in chief of children's hospital in new orleans. dr. kline, thank you so much. we appreciate you joining us. we heard what victor said, an epidemic of young children. please, sir, tell us what you're seeing right now. >> robin, this is not your grandfather's covid. this delta variant is an entirely new and unexpected challenge for us. it's affecting a lot of young people. we've seen the prevalence rate of covid positivity among children at our hospital rise from 1% to 7% and now to about 20% over the course of the last 30 days. we are hospitalizing record numbers of children, half of the children in our hospital today are under 2 years of age. most of the others are between 5
and 10 years of age, so they're too young to be vaccinated just yet. >> are these cases with children, are they more severe than you've seen in the past, dr. kline? >> they are. we're seeing quite severe illness, and so we can say that this virus is more contagious for sure. what we don't yet know with certainty is whether it's more virulent. certainly to my eyes and i think to what others are seeing across the region children are experiencing more severe disease than they have in the past. they come in in respiratory failure. they often require hospitalization in the pediatric intensive care unit, and a number of them have required mechanical ventilation. >> i know compounding the situation there is that a number of your nurses are out with covid diagnoses. you have a federal team that's coming in quite soon. what are your immediate needs, dr. kline? >> well, what has become limiting for us, robin, is staffing.
it's not ppe or mechanical ventilators or anything of that sort. it's the availability of nurses, pharmacists, social workers. we were thin already. we had lost a number of staff over the course of 2020, and we have been working hard to replace those, but louisiana and the region as a whole have a real dearth of professionals. now we've lost about 60 of our professionals to covid over the past several weeks. so we're thinner than ever before. this is obviously putting a real strain on the system. >> obviously. you've said children, many of them too young to be vaccinated. what can be done to prevent the spread to these young children? >> yeah, you know, we've got to continue to practice the mitigation measures that we have from the beginning of this pandemic. distancing, meticulous handwashing and masking, but i'm worried at this point that this virus is so contagious that these mitigation measures may
not be sufficient. it's really incumbent on adults and older adolescents who are eligible for the vaccination to get the vaccine. these young children, kids 7 weeks, 10 weeks that are hospitalized in children's hospital currently, they have to be protected by the adults in their environment and essentially cocooned to stay safe, and so we need adults to step up if they're not going to get the vaccine to protect their own health they should do it for their families and for their children who are the most vulnerable among us. >> hopefully people will hear your message this morning. dr. mark kline, i know you and others are working hard in new orleans. thank you so much, sir. >> thank you. >> okay, take care. let's get more from dr. ashish jha, the dean of the
brown university school of health. welcome back, dr. jha. we heard this problem facing children now with this new delta variant, especially important as kids and parents are getting back to school. you said you have a simple five-point strategy to make going back to school safe. >> good morning, george. thanks for having me. we know how to get kids back to school safely. dr. kline actually alluded to several of them. number one, we have to get everyone who is eligible vaccinated. kids who can't get vaccinated, you protect them by making sure everyone around them is vaccinated. second, we have to do a lot to improve the air quality in schools, ventilation, filtration. third is testing. we should be testing every unvaccinated person in schools. mask wearing has an important role and then kind of avoiding the supercrowded assembly halls and concerts. we do those things, george, we can get everybody back to school safely this fall. >> has the surge peaked? >> i don't know yet. i mean, the numbers are still increasing across much of the country. there are a few states that look
like they may be turning. louisiana may be one of them. i think we're hopeful, but don't know. >> and it all depends on getting more people vaccinated, whether or not we can get this fourth surge under control. >> absolutely. we saw this coming from the uk and israel, and it is now hitting us hard. my expectation is until we put in mitigation measures and until we get more people vaccinated, we'll be struggling with the delta variant for awhile. >> dr. jha, thank you. michael. >> thank you, george. we turn to the wildfires out west. tens of thousands forced to evacuate as the dixie fire explodes in california and the search for the five missing people still continues. zohreen shah is on the ground in greenville, california, with more for us this morning. good morning, zohreen. >> reporter: good morning, re t this this greenville store was built in the mid-1800s. now the remains just broken
brick and dirt. this fire was so intense. take a look at this, this is a city lamp. this fire is far from over. overnight, firefighters driving through this raging inferno, surrounded on both sides by the dixie fire, as they try getting a handle on what has become the second largest wildfire in california's history which is now threatening 14,000 structures, already destroying more than 600, including homes and the entire gold rush town of greenville since it started roughly 27 days ago. all around just complete destruction. it goes on for blocks and blocks. you can see folks' cars behind me. ironing board. right now just completely unrecognizable. four firefighters injured and five people still unaccounted for. jack romero now without a home and frantically trying to get in touch with a close friend. >> he's an older guy like my
mom. i'm worried. she's worried to death. >> reporter: others with no idea where to turn to next. >> i've got to have a home. i'm getting older. i can't live on the streets. i don't even know where to begin. >> reporter: pg&e said its it is possible their equipment may have started the dixie fire after an electric incident. a federal jude giving them one week to explain possible involvement. michael? >> it's heartbreaking to see. zohreen, thank you very much. we'll turn now to rob with the forecast in the fire zone. and rob, we know that a major climate change report was released this morning. >> reporter: that's right. the u.n. put out their climate change report. the last one came out in 2013, the last full one. this one says unequivocally humans are causing climate change and that some of our most extreme weather events have a direct link to that climate change. case in point, these fires, six of the biggest fires in california history in the last 12 months alone. the smoke from the fires
happening right now so thick getting all the way to colorado. look at this video coming out of colorado springs. it's so dense there. the air quality is so poor in denver that the broncos had to move their practice indoors on saturday. denver was the most polluted air quality city in the world. this is all from the fires that are burning in california. look at the expanse of this. goes all the way to the midwest and great lakes. so many americans suffering from this wide-reaching impact from the fires. it has a climate change influence, as does the heat this week. heat waves on both coasts, including the northwest. where temperatures will get to near record-breaking levels again in portland. that deadly heat wave in june. this is just six weeks after that deadly heat wave in june. we'll get close to those numbers once again. that has a strong climate change link. michael? >> you can see that. >> all across the country. >> all across the country. >> around the world. we'll get the latest on afghanistan where the taliban took control of three key cities on sunday as american troops withdraw. stephanie ramos is tracking this all from the white house. good morning, stephanie.
>> reporter: george, good morning. this devastating blow to the afghan government comes just three weeks before the u.s. is set to end its combat mission in the country. over the weekend, video released by the taliban shows fires retaking ground with excessive force seizing key government buildings in the strategic stronghold of kunduz, and reducing areas of the city to ruins. despite the surge of violence american forces are speeding ahead with the draw down ordered by president biden. the u.s. military says 95% of u.s. troops and equipment have withdrawn. just 650 troops will remain on the ground, and while the u.s. is still providing air support, it's possible it may not be enough to stop taliban's advances, george. >> given all this, we still don't see president biden rethinking his strategy, right? >> reporter: exactly, george. the white house says the president has been briefed and is assessing these latest developments, and the white
house also says in ordering out u.s. troops, he knew he would be making difficult choices. after two decades of fighting it's time for american troops to come home. it seems as though the president is prepared to stay the course, even if it means losing all of afghanistan to the taliban. george. >> stephanie ramos, thank you. robin? we're going to turn now to the gold rush at the olympics. the athletes close out the games in a show of unity. james longman is there in tokyo. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that is it. almost canceled. very unpopular to begin with. controversial. in the end, japan managed to pull off a quietly successful games and it was team usa who are on top. they were an olympics like no other. team usa pulling ahead and leading the medal count. the u.s. men's and women's basketball teams on top of the world yet again, both dominating their games and taking home the gold.
u.s. women's volleyball serving up defeat to brazil. for that first-ever olympic gold. allyson felix taking her 11th olympic medal in her career, making her the most decorated american track and field athlete in history. these games plagued by issues, but tokyo succeeded in the end. officially closing its olympics with a vib saying thank you. blazed across the sky. hundreds of athletes marching into a very different closing ceremony, together, not separated by country. as is usually done. four-time olympian and javelin thrower, kara winger proudly carrying the flag for the usa. marathoner molly seidel receiving the last medal for the u.s. from one famous tower to another. tokyo officially passing the olympic flag to paris where the next games are set to be held. france's elite air team flew past the eiffel tower.
so for the seventh consecutive games, team usa comes out on top. 113 medals total, 39 gold. get this, it was the women who really carried team usa. they won 66 of those medals. if american women had competed on their own as a team, they would have placed fourth on the medals table. that's pretty cool. >> how about that? >> feeling pretty good. woman power. >> it was controversial whether they shod ve it. watching it was a lot of fun to watch. i'm glad they got to compete. a lot more coming up on "gma," including the latest on new york governor andrew cuomo. his top aide resigned overnight. as one of his accusers spoken out publicly, filed a criminal complaint. did you see that elevator rescue? these people were trapped in an elevator, they're okay. water was rushing in. what they were saying about their escape. and this morning, as canada opens its border up to
vaccinated americans, we're taking you there live. first back to rob. >> good morning, michael. let's take you to the tropics. discuss that weather. we had a water spout in the bahamas. a pretty strong one as a matter of fact. in boca raton, there was a water spout that came on land as well. let's talk about the activity in the tropics. middle part of august. so we're starting to ramp up hurricane season. we have two areas of concern here. one has a 30% chance of developing, the one closer to us has a 60% chance of becoming a cyclone. our models bring it across the caribbean islands and towards the u.s. as we get closer to the weekend. we'll be watching that closely. time for your select cities sponsored by verizon.
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mike: let's take a look at temperatures this morning. mid 40's to low 50's. 51 up in santa rosa and air quality will be pretty good, today it will be grieved -- it will be breezy and choppy, from 60's to 90's. lake and mendocino county's thursday will warm up from seasonal averages today to above average tuesday and wednesday. a real summer week ahead.
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hospitals across the country are sounding the alarm. the u.s. recorded four straight days of 100,000 cases. also right now, the norwegian cruise line with a major victory. a judge issued a temporary injunction against the florida law which banned mandates for these vaccine passports. they're requiring vaccination cards for all crew and passengers. and the infrastructure bill is inching its way through the senate right now. cleared a major hurdle last night. now heading to a final vote. could come as early as tomorrow morning. one of president biden's top priorities. and this morning, we're celebrating the life of markie post who passed away at 70 years old. the actress best known for her role in the sitcom "night court." we'll have much more in our next hour. we have a lot ahead, including a trip to our
neighbors up north. we're live in canada this morning, as the border opens up to vaccinated americans. right now, the latest on new york governor andrew cuomo. his top aid resigned overnight. he faces impeachment. now one of his accusers has filed a criminal complaint. erielle reshef is in albany with the story. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning, george. governor cuomo's political future is in limbo. and that major shakeup in his inner orbit. it comes as the albany sheriff said he's investigating possible criminal conduct. this morning, new york governor andrew cuomo facing a potential misdemeanor charge. brittany commisso now going public with her story. >> what he dido a crime. he broke the law. >> reporter: commisso is one of 11 women investigators say were sexually harassed by the governor.
>> then they started to be hugs with kisses on the cheek. then there was a hug and when he went to kiss me on the cheek, he quickly turned his head and he kissed me on the lips. >> reporter: those allegations laid out in a scathing report released by the new york state attorney general letitia james. >> he touched me, not only once, but twice. >> the governor said why don't we take a selfie with my right hand i took the selfie. i then felt taking the selfie his hand go down my back, on to his butt and he started rubbing it. immediately when he hugged me, it was probably the most sexually aggressive manner. than any of the other hugs.
that's when he put his hand up my blouse and cupped my breast over my bar. >> reporter: commisso explaining why she didn't come forward sooner. >> i was scared. i was afraid that if i had come forward and revealed my name that the governor and his enablers, i like to call them, would viciously attack me, would smear my name as i had seen and heard them do before. >> reporter: the former assistant is the first of cuomo's 11 accusers. to file a criminal complaint. the albany sheriff is conducting an investigation. the attorney general office said she'll cooperate fully. overnight, the governor seen for the first time after the release of that bombshell report.
his lawyer striking back against commisso's claims in an interview on cnn. >> he did not grope her. he did not grope her. there was evidence that was provided by several individuals to the attorney general about potential motives for her to have made that claim. i'm not going to get into that now, but none of that was included in the report. >> reporter: george, overnight, melissa derosa, the governor's top aide -- has resigned. george. >> okay, erielle, thanks very much. let's bring in dan abrams. significant development here. >> i think it's major. one of the things i've been saying is for there to have been a criminal case, you need a complainant. someone who will come forward and say this happened to me. i'm ready to testify. this is different than many of the other allegations out there. important to distinguish. this isn't sexual harassment. this isn't inappropriate conduct in he workplace. this is an allegation of a
specific assault on her, physical assault. she's one of the few who say that. very important case and a big development. >> so what will it take for the sheriff to actually bring the charges? what will it take for prosecutors to actually get a conviction on this? >> well, i think those two may go hand in hand. the prosecutors will work with the sheriff to say do we have enough for a case here beyond a reasonable doubt. that's the key factor here. what the attorney general did is use a civil standard. said this is what we believe and here's the report. in order to move forward with a criminal case, you need to be able to be convinced you have proof beyond a reasonable doubt. you have to go through the various defenses from the governor to say, does this really pose serious questions as to whether this could have happened, when this could have happened, the details as to what happened. >> this word has created some
talk of the idea that now maybe the governor can cut a deal. he can resign if they forego criminal charges. but that doesn't really apply here. >> the sheriff is not going to be working with the assembly and state senate. these are going to be separate tracks. there is no deal to be cut to say, for example, i'm going to resign and therefore criminal charges wouldn't apply. there's going to be enormous amount of pressure on the sheriff, on the prosecutors there to bring charges. remember, the governor doesn't have the political sway anymore. some people have suggested, oh, the governor might put pressure on the albany county sheriff. what allies are going to call and try to pressure the sheriff at this point? the question is going to be exactly what is the evidence, what corroboration do they have? there's no doubt in my mind the sheriffs will investigate his responses.
one of the allegations he's saying is, look, they didn't even really listen to me. they didn't listen to my defense, et cetera. if they don't, that defense will come out at trial. >> meantime impeachment is full speed ahead. dan, thanks very much. michael? >> thank you, george. now to that elevator rescue caught on camera as those severe storms batter the midwest. floodwater gets into an elevate trapping these people. they're all okay. rob has the story. rob? >> reporter: this happened late saturday night when omaha got five inches of rain. there was a flash flood emergency. residents of an apartment building decided to check on the flash flooding. they took the elevator which turned out to be a harrowing ride. a terrifying moment caught on tape. >> let me see your best moose impression. >> reporter: watch as water rushes into this elevator quickly rising around a group of riders. the flooding triggered by a storm in omaha, nebraska, trapping tony luu and his friends.
>> water started coming in through the vents. i thought it was going up to my ankles. >> reporter: as the water continues to rise, luu and his friends try to pry open the doors. the group calling 911 and luu's roommates. >> i was like, hey, you need to come down. i could be dying right now. >> reporter: those roommates coming to the rescue, helping luu and his friends pry open the doors. >> once i got out, i couldn't believe it. this was something you see in a movie. >> reporter: certainly glad they're okay. could have turned out to be a deadly elevator ride. we're tracking more severe storms across the midwest over the next several days. guys, over to you. >> could not imagine what it was like to be in that elevator. coming up next, as the canadian border opens to americans, what to know if you're looking to book a trip there. our will reeve is there live for us next.
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[baby crying] i got it. i got it. ♪ ♪ getting some help with the little one, from her biggest fan. some real face time. just an amtrak away. some real face time. we are back now with a travel milestone. as of this morning vaccinated u.s. tourists are able to visit canada again. will reeve is in montreal with what you need to know. if you're thinking about making a trip north of the border. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, robin. today is the day. after nearly a year and a half americans can visit canada again just because and without having to quarantine. there are a number of covid-related steps visitors
will need to take, including showing proof of full vaccination before canada will let them in, but it's waiting. th ioprd titors e firs since th to enter you'll have to provide proof of vaccination, a negative covid test within 72 hours and complete a laundry list of information requested on the canadian government's app. >> people will be vaccinated and able to come into canada as quickly as possible. >> reporter: with covid-19 ravaging canada's tourism industry locals are rolling out the red carpet to their neighbors to the south. >> 50% of our tourists are from america. >> reporter: american visitors fell 87% from 2019 to 2020. the economy losing $11 billion in the process. >> we're ready to welcome with open arms our american friends.
>> reporter: but now, a glimmer of hope. nearly 60% of canadians are fully vaccinated and over 71% have had at least one dose. canadians are saying americans can feel safe here. in every corner of this great country there are sights to soak in, from toronto's towering skyscrapers to the spectacular shorefronts of quebec. eateries line the cobble streets as spectators gather in the parks and along the water to watch artists perform. canada's cruising industry also hoping for smooth waters ahead in november when the cruise ban is expected to lift, allowing popular cruises to alaska to set sail. >> canada is looking to have next year's alaska season the same as it was before. >> reporter: again, the checklist of things to do as an american before you can visit canada, you have to show full proof of vaccination, plus 14
days. you need a negative covid-19 test within 72 hours before your arrival and you need to fill out a bunch of covid-related information on the arrive can app. if you're good to go, you're free to explore. >> will, we'll get back to you in our next hour as well. thank you. coming up next, our "play of the day" for monday.
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super bowl mvp peyton manning inducted on friday night. his father presenting him with the gold jacket. also, cowboy owner jimmy jones was there to watch his coach jimmie johnson be inducted. the 78-year-old making a powerful speech. let's take a look. >> what made you think you could win a super bowl when you were 1-15? i didn't dream about it. i believed we were going to win a super bowl. when you believe it, there's something in the way you act and how you deal with people. your expectation and you put expectations on them. you treat a person as he is, he's going to stay as he is. treat a person as if he were what he could be and should be, he'll become what he should be. i didn't dream. i believed we were going to do it. >> that's why i love that guy right there.
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"rise & shine" and good fr . from the raging river rapids tom ste ngacin t ddle as the kayna looks at home on that horse. >> she does. >> she does. we're live from fantastic locations. >> it's time to "rise & shine" in idaho. showing you all that the state has to offer. plus, we're live in canada. vaccinated american tourists are welcome to visit. the border re-opened after being closed for a year and a half because of the pandemic. we can't wait for that. but we're going to continue right now with all this news we have, starting with the latest on the pandemic. as the delta variant spreads,
let's go to victor oquendo in miami as florida reports the highest confirmed number of children admitted with the virus. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, robin. because of the rising case numbers in florida, all staff here at the hospital will be required to get vaccinated. currently they're caring for more than 20 kids with covid-19, one of them is on a ventilator. this morning, health officials are frustrated over a covid surge that never had to happen. >> most of the cases of course now in unvaccinated people. almost all the deaths are unvaccinated people. these are younger people now including children. >> reporter: the number of patients hospitalized with covid-19 now topping 66,000. nearly 8,400 people admitted each day. in louisiana, where they're facing the nation's highest rate of new cases, new orleans children's hospital saying they're seeing an "epidemic of very young children." robin speaking to hospital chief dr. mark kline. >> what are you seeing now? >> thidelta vais alnge fous
it's affecting a lot of young people. we've seen the prevalence rate of covid positivity among children at our hospital rise from 1% to 7% and now to about 20% over te course of the last 30 days, and we are hospitalizing record numbers of children. half of the children in our hospital today are under 2 years of age, and most of the others are between 5 and 10 years of age. so they're too young to be vaccinated just yet. >> reporter: we do have a positive update. for the first time, over 50% of all americans are fully vaccinated. george? >> victor, thanks. we move overseas to the wildfire catastrophe in greece. 21 countries sending help. this is coming as a new warning on climate change comes from the u.n. maggie rulli is on the scene in greece. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. we have been getting just rained on with ash all morning long,
and look at this behind me. you can see ferries, a coast guard ship, just regular fishing and motorboats, all of them standing by in case people need to evacuate off the island. this morning, after a week of what's being called apocalyptic fires raging across greece, fire risk remains extremely high. in evia, a tourist hot spot, two hours north of athens, thousands of people rush to evacuate in the middle of the night by ferries, private boats. any way they could. >> i leave my family behind. if i'm there, they're going to worry about me. it's better for me to take care of our family. >> reporter: the fire likely fueled by bone-dry conditions, just days after the country's worst heat wave in threeblman-d eeime change as temp you can hear the crackle of these flames. the fires are just ripping through the underbrush. all the way up the hillside.
we've seen dozens of these hot spots popping up along the road. this is what firefighters are struggling to keep up with. minutes later, firefighters arrive fighting back the flames side by side with volunteers. those firefighters told us they need more help. at least 20 countries have been stepping in. guys, these conditions, they're just relentless. tomorrow, we're expecting another day nearing 100 degrees. it's why everyone here is on high alert. this port is ready to go, all these boats behind me are ready to accept passengers, tourists, residents if they need to escape off this island. even in the middle of the night. guys? >> desperate situation there. maggie, thank you. with canada welcoming vaccinated americans, we're live in montreal. will reeve is there. and wnba superstar candace parker is joining us live. we're talking to her about basketball, about parenting and her new passion project. plus, we are celebrating the life of "night court" actress markie post. that is coming up. we'll be right back. >> no, it's true. markie post.
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>> announcer: tomorrow morning, wake one jennifer hudson on the edge, suspended in the air 100 stories in the sky performing the greatest of aretha franklin for you. >> this is going to be fun. >> announcer: tomorrow on "gma." here on "gma" this monday p hudson said, you're not going to want to miss that. she's going to be performing live for us at edge at hudson yards. that's tomorrow morning. can't wait. >> that's going to be an event. >> it is. let's bring in lara for some "pop news." >> hi, guys. good morning. by celebrating the
of actress markie post. the popular actress passed away over the weekend after a nearly. post had her first big break on "the fall guy" in the '80s. but to many of us, she will always be remembered as christine on the ensemble "night court." her co-star john larroquette posting a tribute online, citing markie's grace, warmth, intelligence, compassion, optimism, her flawless comic timing, her beauty, her laugh and more. post continued to act during chemotherapy treatments saying, she wanted it to be her side job. her family said she was an elaborate cakemaker and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving even in an often harsh world. markie post was just 70 years and on this monday, if you're a fan of the original "sex and the city," proof that
all is right in the world.a pic lking so cozy. just like that, everyone is all in on this show. both sarah jessica parker and chris noth posting photos reuniting and noth writing, together again. sjp writing these two, i bet they stay out late tonight. filming began back in the spring. still no word on when it will begin streaming on hbo max. we're still waiting on word of that. and finally, we do have news for "bachelorette" fans. as katie's season winds down, the drama, well, it does keep heating up. heexclusivsnk pe they tell the remaining two men about the third man greg's abrupt exit. take a look at this.
>> what? >> i know. >> just not expecting it to go down like that. >> no. >> greg left and i've no idea wat could have happened. you know, i'm sure she's having doubts. i'm sure she's struggling. she's had to handle some adversity, you know, leading up to this point, but nothing like what just went down. nothing. >> so tonight, we'll see how katie handles the drama and if someone ends up with the final rose. "the bachelorette" season finale airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. on abc. please be sure to watch "gma" tomorrow when we talk to katie, and maybe she'll have a special surprise guest with her, guys. still unclear. we will find out tonight. for now, though, back to you in the studio. >> that's a tease. maybe a fiance. >> we'll see.
we're going to turn now to our "gma" cover story. for the first time in a year and a half canada is open to tourists from the u.s. our neighbors up north now allowing vaccinated americans with negative covid tests in for nonessential travel. will reeve is in montreal. going to tell us all about it. good morning again, will. >> reporter: good morning, michael. visitation to canada is back. americans have to go through a bit of a process to come visit. but once they get here, there's so much to see, especially here in montreal. the old town. it feels like you've been transported to another world or at least europe. there's a lot to do. from the scenic vistas of vancouver to the majestic canadian rockies, to the cosmopolitan bustle of toronto. for the first time in 18 months american tourists once again free to explore all our northern neighbor has to offer.
montreal is unique in north america. it's canada, but it feels like europe, d ttcle maplayed the organ for audienceinofdi s marr1994. >> it's great for us to have the opening on the border. we're waiting for you. >> reporter: nestled right in the old port, this charming neighborhood known for its french flare and unique food culture, poutine anyone? this local favorite relied heavily on american tourism before having to lay off many of its employees. >> everything is made with passion. we love it. we wouldn't be here if we didn't love it. >> reporter: now that the border is open, montreal is happy to remind americans the best bagels are in fact theirs. >> i hear montreal bagels are better than new york bagel >> so theyay. >> what makes these so good?
>> everything is handmade. what you see is what you get here. >> wow, this is a bagel. wow. can i give you a hand?he aore bagels that i will try to bring back to the studio there. i know the covid rules. there's a lot to go through to visit canada. not sure what bringing of the bagels is going to be like. i have a bag of them. this is an all-dressed bagel, not an everything bagel. even though i'm a new yorker, this is a great bagel. >> it looks good. it looks good. hey, will, thank you. our next guest is a wnba all star, activist, now host of a new podcast called "moments with candace parker." i'm proud to say that it's a co-production between my company and her media network. ladies and gentlemen, candace parker. good to have you here with us this morning.
looking good as always. you're one of the most decorated wnba players ever, two-time gold medalist. sports commentator. you take care of shaq out there. you decided to do a podcast on parenting. what was behind this decision? >> well, first and foremost, thank you so much for having me. it's a pleasure to be on the show with you. parenting is so important to me. my 12-year-old daughter is getting older now. the more i talk to other parents, the more experiences and things we can share, the more i learn. i think that just with this podcast, i hope to spark conversations between parents and really get the focus back to kids because i know she's the center of my universe. there's so many stories. i'm telling you there's so many stories that you can tell that are good, bad and in between. >> those kids will keep you humble. they will keep you humble.
one of your guests is allyson felix. we got to know her really well in tokyo. she now holds the record for all-time olympic medals for a track and field athlete. you're both mothers and athletes. competing at elite levels. what are you looking forward to talking to her about? >> just winning a couple medals, right, robin? she went there, in her fifth olympics, you know, i think i look at allyson and her daughter cammie, and i see just a role model. someone i want my daughter to be like. to be able to watch her as a fan, but also be a friend, and see the way she accomplishes these things. the type of person and integrity she has, it's just -- you know, it's a front row seat. i'm like layla be like her. >> layla your daughter has a role model right there in her own home, and that's you my friend. 14rs, 14 years'vbe the number one pick in 2008 out of the university of tennessee.
do you want layla to follow in her footsteps as a hoopster? >> after watching the olympics, it's so funny, now she wants to try fencing. i'm all for her following her passion and i think as long as she finds something that she's passionate in i'm there to support. right now, she's doing acro, dance, hip-hop, volleyball, softball, basketball. i just think at this age it's important to do what her little heartan if she ever decides that she wants to play basketball -- and let me tell you, tennessee will will be high on that be high on that list if she does. i will be so excited. >> you got a chuckle out of michael strahan. he's got the twins. they're always into something new. he can totally relate. 25th season of the wnba. that is quite a milestone. what needs to happen to continue going forward for the league to grow do you think?
>> honestly, i think it's about investment and the correct and desired investment. i feel like scared money doesn't make money. we all realize that personally. i think that goes into anything you're trying to establish and grow. so i think that, you know, we need to continue to obviously improve the level of play and continue to get better, but also, you know, we need people to continue to invest properly in women's sports. robin, i've said this before. i'm not the one that's like, hey, women need to make the same as lebron james. i'm not crazy. at the same time i do think that there's a place out there and there is, you know, women's sports belong where they should be. so i think that as long as we continue to support and grow, we're 25 years young. >> 25 years young. i love that. i'm so incredibly proud of you. keep it going, candace. keep it going. smu
>> "mo will be available tomorrow wherever you get your podcast. let's check out rob again. >> robin, check out this dust devil on the border of arizona and mexico. cool stuff. they threw the drone up to give you an overhead view of it. this is when the sun heats up the ground to create some rising air. little twist in the atmosphere. there you go. sometimes these can do damage. speaking of heat, we have heat watches for the northwest. for the immediate future, dallas, memphis, kansas city will all see dangerous
"rise & shine" in idaho. the next stop on our cross country tour. with rapids, rodeos, all kinds of outdoor adventures, idaho is a popular tourist destination. kayna whitworth is there. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: george, good morning. the secret is out here. idaho is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. here at ponderosa state park they have seen more visitors in the last year than they've seen in the last decade. as for the people that live in idaho, they've been described as fearless and here' it's an outdoor recreation paradise.
the gem state of idaho boasting more than 21 million acres of forest land. >> it's more than just potatoes. >> reporter: where anything can happen. >> this is how we fly in idaho. ♪ >> reporter: the rapids, the rodeo, that blue football field. >> go broncos. >> reporter: a trip to craters of the moon national park will have you feeling out of this world. and just look up -- skies so clear, seeing the milky way is easy. what's not so easy? finding the huckleberry. the state's official berry. we have been looking everywhere and we finally found some. purple gold. here in idaho, the outdoors isn't just a hobby. for this family, it's their livelihood. it must be really fantastic to
work with your boys all the time. >> that's a dream of mine. it means everything to me. i'm going to die a happy man. >> reporter: the yates call themselves river cowboys. jetboating down the river. barreling down the rapids. i had to do it for myself. we're at the deepest part of hell's canyon. it's a mile and a half down making it the deepest gorge in north america. that's a half mile deeper than the grand canyon. >> any day that i make it back and the smiles on people's faces, it makes every day a good day. >> reporter: access to the outdoors is also a privilege not easily afforded to everyone. the women of idaho setting out to change that. >> where do you think that some of the girls in this program would be now without it? >> they wouldn't be able to be outside as much. wouldn't have the support system of meeting those mentors.
who have so much experience and they know so much about where to go, who to ask. >> reporter: the program aimed at teaching young women to appreciate the beauty around them. something yours truly knows a lot about. for maggie, she's doing this for her kids and the next generation. >> i started wild hearts for the teen girl who i was and hearing the stories of madeline and girls like her in our community is like the why of what we do. if i didn't have the outdoors, i wouldn't be who i am today. that's what kind of my guiding light is. >> reporter: so if you're coming to idaho, prepare yourself for a little adventure, a lot of excitement, and always expect the unexpected. i just got a little bit of water in my mouth on that one. the people at hell canyon adventures say they've been running at max capacity.
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update in about 30 minutes. you can find the latest on our app. ♪ i'm faithful ♪ ♪ i'm grateful ♪ welcome back, everybody. our next guest is the emmy award-winning star of "killing eve," and now she's in her first big role on the big screen in "free guy." jodie comer, welcome to "gma" this morning. >> hi. how are you? >> we are doing great. we're happy that you're here. in "free guy," you star alongside ryan reynolds. we understand ryan got you to improvise -- >> i think advice from ryan, it was just don't be scared to look silly. you know, i think he has such freedom in his work
and what he does, so that's something i've always remembered. >> jodie, is it true that you had to play video games for homework for this role? that's some kind of homework to do. what were your favorite games? >> i'll take that homework. i had a playstation in my apartment. i played a bit of "grand theft auto." i played a bit of "spiderman." "grand theft auto" was a bit chaotic to me. i like to mind my own business in a video game. >> let's take a look at a clip. ♪ sweet fantasy ♪ >> don't have a good day. have a great day. >> love that song. >> that's a new one. ♪ sweet fantasy baby ♪ ♪ when i close my eyes,
you come entertain me ♪ >> quite a look from ryan there. >> we loved watching you sing mariah carey's "fantasy" in the movie. so, is there a musical in your future? if so, which one would you like to do? >> i would love to do a musical. i'm glad that we're putting that out in the atmosphere right now. roxie hart in "chicago" would be a dream. >> that's a good one. >> what's been a dream for many of us is seeing you in "killing eve." now the fourth and final season. is there anything that you can share with all your many fans? >> a lot less actually. i can't really share an awful lot. we're halfway through season four. you know, it's crazy that we're nearly, you know, near the final. what i will say is that they're definitely pushing the boundaries now and we explore a few new exciting things at the
start of the season. it's going to be a bit of a wait, but it will be worth it. >> how much fun is it to play villanelle? >> it's so much fun. i get away with everything. which is what i'm going miss the most, getting away with all that mischief for sure. >> jodie, we're happy you came on our show. i love your take on "grand theft auto." i like to mind my own business in my video games. >> that's perfect. >> that was awesome. thank you for joining us. we want to tell everyone your movie "free guy" hits theaters on friday. coming up, we're taking you [baby crying] i got it. i got it. ♪ ♪
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let's go back to kayna whitworth in idaho for "rise & shine." rodeo is a big part of the gem state. kayna, i hear rodeo is a big part of your family too. >> reporter: yeah, george, all my cousins on my mom's side, they all rodeoed. now all their kids do it too, i'm trying to follow suit as best i can. and it's a huge part of the culture, and it's also a social and economic driver for these communities. it's gaining momentum. it seems everyone wants to be part of the wild west. the rodeo is back. hundreds have been canceled across the west because of covid. here in idaho, the tradition
remains strong. the rodeo here is a real bedrock for the community. >> yes, we've been over 100 years producing this rodeo. it's a legend i guess in cambridge. if we didn't have the rodeo, what would we do in august? >> reporter: the cambridge rodeo is a homecoming for the small community. cowboys and cowgirls traveling from all over the west to compete. before i could even think about going, i had a few things to get done. first, outfit change. it's time to get rodeo ready. and i know just the place. idaho cowboy supply company run by molly, who tells you like it is. >> that's a no-no out west. if you're not comfortable when you start out, they're not going to be comfortable when you finish. you know your jeans, pushing them inside your boots. have your boot tops outside. >> a real cowboy doesn't do >> a real cowboy doesn't do that. just show-offs and wannabes.
don't do that in idaho. >> reporter: mission accomplished. we are ready. looking the part is one thing. but competing in a rodeo, that takes dedication. 25-year-old sky wilson is thrilled to be back in the saddle. >> hello. >> hi. >> great to see you. this is sedona? >> yes. >> what do you want to say to somebody who has never riden a horse? >> a horse is a great way to socially distance. you're outside. open air. love it. >> reporter: her business saw a major boom during the pandemic. >> we couldn't imagine having a better summer than last year. we even got more staff and horses. it still feels like we don't have enough half the time. >> reporter: sky is also a barrel racer, riding her horse sedona in cambridge. >> rodeo central, this is cambridge.
we need a count down. >> reporter: for many, it's more than the bright lights of the arena, it's a celebration of their western heritage. and upholding it for the next generation. >> what does it mean to you to see your son take that ranch over? >> pretty special. yeah. not all kids want to do it because there's a lot of kids that leave home and they see those high-paying dollar jobs. this is a passion. it's not about the money. it's about the lifestyle. how to raise your kids, especially in a community like this. >> reporter: you guys, after i interviewed justin his wife pulled me aside and said he has a bunch of broken ribs. he had recently been bucked off his horse, so they grow them tough right here in idaho. garth brooks says boots and chaps and cowboy hats. we sent you all some cowboys
hats. and one thing we learn, if you are not wearing them and you set them down, you've got to keep it right there on the crown down. robin, that was perfect. >> set them down like that? >> okay. >> kayna, thank you. it was so wonderful for you to share as you did. the people that -- you can tell it's a real passion. it's a true passion. bless your heart. >> we got some straw coming for you. >> thank you, kayna. let's go to rob. >> reporter: giddy up, guys. howdy, boys and girls. we go from idaho to oregon not too far away. both considered the northwest. the perseid meteor showers are in full force. just outside of bend, oregon. the milky way scooting across the peak will be wednesday, thursday this week. go away from the city lights and
enjoy. we've got some heat, severe weather. fargo, green bay, chicago today. an now to diy home improvement. now to diy home improvement. despite a rise in construction costs during the pandemic, bringing life to your space can be easier than you think, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. lara has much more on this. lara, the star of "free guy" is back with us. hey there, lara. >> yes, robin, that's my moonlighting gig. you know i love this whole topic. did you know that lumber prices were up over 300% earlier this summer? it's amazing. construction costs at a record high and furniture back orders driving people crazy.
upcycling has become the smartest way to decorate. and truly, no one does it better than nashville newist design stars, brook and bryce gillum. meet brook and bryce gillum. by day he's an orthodontist and she's a pharmaceutical sales rep. on the weekends bryce transforms into an interior designer and brooke morphs into a builder who can weld, sand, paint and create just about anything. the married couple who invited me to their home in east tennessee, now star in magnolia network's "making modern" which will premiere in september. >> this is our space. can't wait to show it to you. >> this is beautiful. >> thank you. >> there are so many things we found at secondhand stores and flea markets we created masterpieces out of it.
>> teach me how to make some stuff. >> i found these on the side of the road. >> how are you going to take this miami beach teal and make it your look? >> reporter: the simplest way to rescue, recycle and reinvent an old piece of furniture, it's easy -- sand, prime and paint. >> we'll sand this and prime it and wait for it to dry before we paint it black. >> i recommend two coats of primer. i think it really helps the paint to stick. >> look at the difference already. >> these are just old curtains from an estate sale. >> a woman after my own heart. curtains are actually fabric. >> absolutely. >> you needless than a yard for this. $2 a yard or $3 a yard. all you need to reinvent a bar stool seat, half a yard of soft up. >> the unveiling of the bar
stool seats. would you do us the honor of placing the barstool seat? i mean, come on. >> it looks great. >> look at that finished product. >> reporter: the total cost just $12 for spray paint and primer, add in an old curtain and a stool, these go from being trash to to brooke and bryce's modern treasure. >> cement and primer equals what? >> that's the question. you're about to find out. >> reporter: next up, these mavens of modern are going to show us how to create an affordable side table using everyday items from around the house. >> i've never worked with cement. >> just make sure you get the right kind. this is going to be a much finer powder, and then it's just like mixing cake batter.
>> reporter: first step, pick up a bag of ready to use concrete. then raid your kitchen. grab a plastic container, a bowl and something to stir with. >> you're adding the water to the consistency you want. >> exactly. >> you can use an old mixer in your kitchen. >> we have to work out the bubbles. >> otherwise it will crack. >> or have big chips. the next main tip here is to make sure you have something to hold this up level while it's dry. you can pull off the rubber pieces and smooth this out. then lay this down and i'll take two more. we'll keep it levelled up. you can pick anything you wanted as the topper for this table. there's an old marble cheese plate, a regular plate, a gold tray. >> i think with your interior i'm going to go with the marble. >> okay. perfect. it's the big reveal. >> wow. >> your $10 table is looking like a million bucks. they are so good.
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>> absolutely. our pleasure. we have to say congratulations on the album. what is the significance of the title, "333"? >> well, "333" represents angel numbers which basically means you're on the right track. everything is working out in your favor. i felt it was really important, especially after creating this album in 2020, in lockdown, in a global pandemic, that i make music that feels hopeful, that feels exciting, that can motivate people for the future. i really wanted "333" to remind people that we're all on the right track and everything is going to be okay. >> that explains the wings and halo over your head. you getting ready for the 333 tour that kicks off in september. tell us about the at-home experience you're planning for people around the world. >> i haven't been able to perform for a while in front of my fans. it's really important to me that i'm able to still give people the at-home experience, the concert experience, the live
experience, so i'm translating my show into a virtual experience that everyone can tune into it. i think it's really cool for fans who aren't in major markets and can't physically travel to a concert to experience any type of live environment that we can. i'm excited to be able to -- we're going to be dancing. we're going to be singing. it's going to be high energy. it's going to be really fun. >> thank you awesome. you're bringing it to everybody. i love that. congratulations again. we're going to let you perform. from that new album here's tinashe with "undo." ♪ when it comes to and me ♪ ♪ i don't have the words to say, i have been leaving you alone ♪ ♪ because i think it's what you want ♪ ♪ so you're hitting up my line and it happens every time, every time ♪ ♪ and i kind of been emotional ♪ ♪ hate to think we're nothing,
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>> moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc seven news. kumasi: good morning everyone. jobina: thank you good morning. we will start in pacifica with a crash involving major injuries. take alternate routes because southbound one past linda mar boulevard is blocked. we have hot spots here, a live picture in oakland eastbound 580. also on 13 as well. the traffic on the dutch left-hand side is westbound. -- left-hand side is westbound. >> just an average day for a monday. 70's around the bay. hades in the north bay and southbay. -- ats in the north bay and
southbay. the rest of us hotter than average. kumasi: time for live with kelly and ryan. and ryan. live with kelly and ryan! itd-up comic, whitney cummings! and, chef melba wilson is here to help us kick off our series "back in business: restaurant food made easy." plus, we'll meet a texas mom and her 13-year-old life-saving son! also, actress and author ali wentworth joins ryan at the co-host desk. all next, on live! and now, here are ryan seacrest and ali wentworth! the famous ali wentworth! hi! -hi, hi. -oh, it's great to see you again! -are we allowed to kiss? -nope. -we get in trouble for it every time. -oh, gosh, sorry. -edit the kiss out. -yeah, get rid of that. uh, monday, august 9th. filling in for kelly today is ali wentworth. -[crew cheering] -or as my mother calls you, "a real pistol." i love that. i want to meet your mother.