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about rybelsus® today. good morni good morning, america. bannon indicted. a federal grand jury charging one of president trump's closest allies of contempt of congress for refusing to appear before the house committee investigating the january 6th capitol riot. the possible consequences and what this means for other trump advisers who are also no shows. breaking overnight, president biden's vaccine mandate blocked again as concerns are raised about a possible covid surge. >> we wouldn't be talking about this if everyone was vaccinated. >> the states now pushing for boosters for everyone 18 and older as we approach the holiday season.
britney freed. the pop star now in control of her life and finances for the first time in nearly 14 years. >> this is a monumental day for britney spears. >> the fans' celebrations and britney's message to supporters overnight. plus, is another court battle brewing with her dad? countdown to thanksgiving less than two weeks away, but with supply chain challenges will you be able to get all of your favorite thanksgiving sides? del monte's ceo joins us live with what you need to know before that supermarket trip. and expedition antarctica. >> reporter: here we are in the middle of the southern ocean. >> amy and our intrepid crew getting up close and personal with the continent's most famous residents and seeing the threat of climate change in their spectacular journey to the bottom of the world. and good morning, america. so great to have you with us on a saturday.
eva is on maternity leave but we're very excited to have linsey davis at the desk and brian taff from wpvi, our abc station in philadelphia. linsey, i understand you grew up watching his station. >> yes, i'm a south jersey girl, morristown, new jersey. so i'm going to show a little restraint and not do the theme song for wpvi. >> we don't mind if you did. i think there's time for that actually. >> we'll make time in the next hour. i say without bias the best station in america. guys, it's great to be here. >> we have a busy morning. a lot to cover. we do want to take a live look at the world war ii memorial in washington, d.c. as we continue to honor those who serve this veterans day weekend. our thanks to all of our veterans and their families for their courage and sacrifice. but we begin with developing news beginning with that indictment against steve bannon. a federal grand jury indicted former president trump's one-time adviser for contempt of congress. members of the house january 6th select committee say this should be a warning to others who would try to stall their investigation.
>> abc's white house correspondent maryalice parks at the justice department with what happens now. and good morning, maryalice. >> reporter: brian, good morning. steve bannon is facing two charges for defying that congressional subpoena. one for refusing to testify, the other for failing to provide documents that the committee requested and, of course, his case is now raising questions about what will happen to the other allies of former president trump who at this point are also refusing to cooperate. steve bannon is waking up this morning facing criminal charges for defying a subpoena refusing to answer questions from the congressional committee investigating the attack on the capitol on january 6th. for months congressional investigators have wanted to know what role bannon may have had in orchestrating the attack. the house voting last month to hold him in contempt pointing to his own words before the siege. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. you have made this happen and tomorrow it's game day.
>> reporter: bannon has suggested he should be shielded by executive privilege, a president's right to have confidential communication. but in announcing these charges, the department of justice made specific reference to the fact that bannon had been a private citizen for years since he left the white house staff in 2017. arguing there's no reason he should be able to ignore congress. the select committee writing that the charges should send a clear message to others saying no one is above the law. we will not hesitate to use the tools at our disposal to get the information we need. attorney general merrick garland under pressure to keep decisions above the political fray talked about the case last month. >> the department of justice will do what it always does in such circumstances, it will apply the facts and law and make a decision consistent with the principles of prosecution. >> reporter: the big question now, what about others? the committee yesterday was supposed to hear from the former white house chief of staff mark meadows, but he did not show up. they are considering holding him in contemt of congress too.
now, steve bannon is expected to surrender to law enforcement monday and appear in court later that afternoon. if found guilty, he could face up to two years in prison, whit, plus fines. >> all right, maryalice, thank you. for more now we are joined by abc news legal analyst channa lloyd. with the cochran firm as well. channa, good morning to you. it's good to have you here. so steve bannon as we heard there was indicted by a federal grand jury charged on two counts of contempt of congress. how rare are charges like these, and what's bannon facing if convicted? >> typically we don't see charges like this coming forward. so this is highly unusual. however, this has been a highly unusual situation. so their refusal to cooperate with the committee has prompted the doj now to move forward with these charges. each of these charges faces a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of one year in prison. they also carry a minimum of $100 to $1,000 fine as well. >> what about the suggestion from bannon's legal team that he
should be protected by executive privilege? he was no longer working in the white house at the time of the riots. he left in 2017. >> you know, whit, that executive privilege is typically not extended past that period of time. i mean, that's why it's currently on appeal with ex-president trump trying to get that through. now, he does not have the benefit of that, which is why he's going to face these charges and could be found guilty of such contempt. >> so talking about the next steps here, members of the house select committee are warning this should send a clear message to anyone who tries to stonewall the investigation. should former chief of staff mark meadows and other advisers be concerned? >> at this point they're clear that they are going to seek contempt charges for anyone that is not showing willingness to this investigation. so it would be in their best interest to cooperate with this committee if they don't want to seek charges against them, so at this point it's fair game and everyone seems as though they're on clear notice as to how the house, the committee feels about this.
>> so we heard there in maryalice's piece bannon's own words before the event predicting all you know what is going to break loose tomorrow. how much will comments like that play a role in this case? >> comments like that are going to definitely play a role in this case. now, as far as contempt, the contempt is confined to not obeying a court order. now, if there are additional charges that may come out of the information that's found out once he is deposed and the information that -- and documents are turned over, it could rise to other charges such as inciting a riot and other criminal charges as well. >> all right, channa lloyd for us, thank you so much for your time this morning. we do appreciate it. linsey, over to you. >> thank you, whit. >> thanks, whit. now to the pandemic and covid-19 cases are rapidly rising in the u.s. the nationwide daily case average is now up nearly 20% since mid-october. the increase comes as a federal court deals a blow to president biden's vaccine or test mandate. abc's elwyn lopez joins us live from outside of a hospital here in new york city with more.
good morning to you, elwyn. >> reporter: hey, linsey, good morning. that federal vaccine mandate for two-thirds of the american workforce will remain on hold after that decision. this as several states are already okaying booster shots for all adults even before the green light from the cdc. breaking overnight, a big blow for the biden administration. a u.s. appeals court upholding a decision to block the covid-19 mandate for large companies, calling it staggeringly overbroad. the mandate would require employees to get the shot or risk losing their job. this new decision comes as health officials across the country brace for a possible winter surge. >> unfortunately, we're just not out of the woods yet. we have to have a healthy level of caution as we're stepping into this holiday season. >> reporter: the nation seeing a uptick in hospitalizations for four consecutive days, 47,000 patients currently receiving care, yet that is still down about 55% since mid-august. but in colorado, health care workers are being pushed to the brink.
>> the teams are tired. everyone is exhausted. covid is creating real challenges for us here in colorado. >> reporter: officials there say 1 out of every 48 residents is infected with the virus. >> we still are in a very dire situation. we wouldn't even be here talking about this if everyone was vaccinated. >> reporter: new mexico now joining california, colorado and west virginia in backing and extending booster shots for all adults, even before the cdc gives the go ahead for that added dose of protection. medical experts say many factors may be to blame for rising cases. including the unvaccinated and waning vaccine immunity for those who got their shots early on. >> those who are most vulnerable of a breakthrough infection that results in a severe outcome such as hospitalization or death include patients who are over the age of 65 and/or patients who are immune compromised. and this is the group of patients who got vaccinated early on in the pandemic.
>> reporter: due to the increase in cases in colorado, the denver broncos are strongly encouraging fans to mask up while indoors during sunday's game at empire field at mile high. brian? >> elwyn, thank you. vid-eupehe the.ies the spi airport with more on the pandemic playing out overseas. phil, you've got the latest from there. >> reporter: we do. brian, good morning. this morning u.s. health officials are keeping a close eye on this covid surge you're talking about in europe. just six days after the u.s. re-opened to fully vaccinated international travelers, we are seeing new lockdowns in what has typically been a bellwether for the u.s. over the course of the pandemic as we know. in the netherlands, more than 16,000 cases reported in a 24-hour period forcing a three-week partial lockdown and beginning tonight, bars, restaurants, supermarkets will all close at 8:00 p.m.
professional sports again to be played in empty stadiums. the austrian chancellor is set to implement lockdowns for the unvaccinated in two regions and is poised to move forward with similar measures nationwide. to germany where covid cases hit a string of new highs. people are being urged to once again cancel or even avoid large events. here in the u.s. we've seen now a trend back to normalcy. the new york city marathon we saw run last week, vaccination rates are moving higher, but so too are cases in many states in the nation, and all of this is happening as we are entering that all important shopping and holiday travel season. whit? >> there is some anxiety among health experts as people head back indoors for the winter there. phil lipof for us, thank you so much. we appreciate it. now to britney spears this morning making her own decisions this morning about her life and finances for the first time in over a decade. ac's zohreen shah is in los angeles with the star's reaction to being freed from her conservatorship.
zohreen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, whit. britney was about 26 years old and one of the most famous artists on the entire planet when this conservatorship started. she's now almost 40 and finally free. this morning, pop superstar britney spears is waking up a free woman. ♪ i'm stronger than yesterday ♪ a judge ending the nearly 14-year conservatorship which controlled her life and $60 million fortune. >> this is a monumental day for britney spears. >> reporter: a california judge ruling friday the conservatorship is not required anymore after britney's lawyers said safeguards were in place to protect the entertainer professionally and personally. after the announcement britney posting on instagram, good god, i love my fans so much it's crazy. i think i'm gonna cry the rest of the day. best day ever. praise the lord.
can i get an amen? #freebritney. outside the courthouse in los angeles, an army of fans breaking out in celebration. >> when people are down, you got to go and pick them up, and she was our star, so we came to pick her right back up. >> i moved here from new york to be a part of this fight to stand up for what's right. >> reporter: the conservatorship was put into place amid a bitter divorce and custody battle in 2008. in february "the new york times" documentary "framing britney spears" went viral spotlighting the so-called free britney movement. >> if i'm wrong and one day britney does come out and tells us that we're wrong and leave her alone, we will do just that. >> reporter: britney then breaking her silence in june pushing for a conservatorship to end calling it abusive, telling the court she had been exploited, embarrassed and demoralized by the people behind it. >> this conservatorship was corrupted by james p. spears.
james p. spears, as we all know from public records, public records took anywhere from $3 million to $4 million from the estate. >> reporter: britney has previously said she wants her dad to face consequences. >> with jamie spears, britney's father who served as the conservator for her for most of the 13 years, it remains up in the air. if she wanted to continue in that direction and decide to pursue her father for whatever harm he may have caused her, they would have to start a brand-new civil action. >> reporter: in the end no one in the courthouse pushed back to removing the conservatorship, not even britney's dad who insists he was always acting in the best interest of his daughter. okay, so what is next for the superstar? her lawyer says for the first time in a decade that's up to her. linsey? >> a brand-new chapter for the pop star. zohreen, thank you so much. in georgia jurors in the
ahmaud arbery murder trial were shown new body camera video of police responding to reports of possible burglary in the same neighborhood where ahmaud was gunned down just two weeks before he was killed. jurors got to hear defendant travis mcmichael and his neighbors express their concern about seeing young black men in the neighborhood. in earlier video arbery is seen looking around at night. he was not armed and was never seen taking anything. meanwhile in wisconsin, major developments in the kyle rittenhouse trial. the judge now indicates he'll likely allow the jury to consider lesser charges when deliberations begin. that could be as early as monday. now, this decision could be a huge break for the prosecution. rittenhouse is accused of killing joseph rosenbaum and anthony huber and injuring gaige grosskreutz during protests in kenosha last year. turning now to the economy, a record number of people have quit their jobs with millions of positions going unfilled and the cost of everyday items soaring. abc's deidre bolton has more on what it all means especially for your wallet. deidre, hey, good morning. >> good morning.
it is a new record. so close to 4.5 million americans quit their jobs in september, higher than the previous record set in august, 4.3 million quit then. so with more than 10 million available jobs, some wonder what's going on. economists pointing to a few possible reasons for this mismatch, so a misalignment between workers' skills and the types of jobs available. large number of people who outright retired during the pandemic and difficulty finding child care. this tight labor market spells trouble across many industries. retailers are one group scrambling to attract workers ahead of the holiday season. macy's offering referral bonuses of up to $500 to employees who recruit friends or family. some amazon warehouse jobs coming with signing bonuses of up to $3,000. but even though workers' wages are going up, so is the cost of almost every household good. experts say inflation pretty much erasing every single wage gain for workers.
in the government's latest report the pain at the pump is real. gas, 59% higher than at this time last year. that affects hundreds of millions of americans. food prices up across the board as well. so meat, poultry, fish, eggs, about 12% more than this time a year ago. moving forward, the president now walking a fine line touting his infrastructure bill as a key solution to rising consumer prices and inflation jitters, but the highest inflation levels in decades raising new concerns about this massive $2 trillion spending bill before congress. moderate democrats and republicans still wary of that high price tag. brian? >> all right, thank you very much. it is time for the forecast here on a saturday morning. rob marciano live in studio here in times square off the tailgate beat this morning. >> yeah, exactly. >> good to see you, rob. >> do you know how long i've been waiting for brian to introduce me? so good to have you up here from philly, my man, great to have you in the studio. hello, linsey and you too, whit.
>> i know you don't care about me. >> we got big-time weather across much of the country especially across the west coast. look at this rain coming in falls city. flooding to the point where they had to rescue campers on the coast of not just washington where they rescued two here in pacific but in tillamook county, oregon, the coast guard had to come in and rescue 12 people and 3 dogs. another atmospheric river pointed at british columbia sliding down to oregon and several more inches of rainfall on top of what we've already seen this week, 6 to 12 inches of snow at the higher elevations as the front slides down. lisa: good morning. sunrise at 7:40. some fog and clouds. clouds will linger today. some of us looking at some sun late in the day. otherwise, sunnier for sunday a significant rain on monday into tuesday.
highs today low to mid-60's for most. upper 60's where you might see more sun. the accuweather 7-day forecast, that e as as brian mentioned didn't want to miss being in the studio with him. so i'm not at "college gameday," but you know who is. they're down at oxford, mississippi today. joining us live from espn "college gameday" is their analyst, desmond howard. they're already going bananas. forget about the game. it's been a long time since you guys have been at ole miss. what's the grove looking like right now? >> you're right, rob. it's been quite some time since "gameday" has been here, but we're so excited to be in the grove. it's one of the best scenes in all of college football. i mean, they take tailgating to another level here. they're very serious about it, and they have their team taking on the aggies tonight. this is going to be incredible, incredible atmosphere for "college gameday," rob.
>> the aggies will be tough. they've been tough all year for sure. you're looking sweet in that bow tie. i think that's an ole miss thing too. let's talk about the big ten match-ups we have on abc. at noon we have number six michigan facing penn state. harbaugh had a tough loss against michigan state. who do you think has the edge here? >> well, first of all, rob, thank you for noticing the bow tie. i told my buddy this morning, i said, listen, everything is downhill from here because this was the most had to do this morning was make sure i nailed the bow tie. so thanks for noticing. >> you nailed it. >> michigan is playing penn state today. big game for michigan on the road. it's going to be exciting. penn state is always tough at home. the biggest factor, rob, is not a night kick because that whiteout is just a different atmosphere, one of the best in the country. it's a new kick. i think that michigan will have a lot to prove obviously on the road two weeks ago, lost to sparty, second trip -- i mean first trip on the road since that game. we'll see how it turns out for them. >> it helps it's not a night
game. it's going to be tough weather. breezy conditions for that game and not only there but columbus, 3:30 eastern, number 19, the boilermakers take on the buckeyes, number 4 at ohio state. purdue, they've been the spoilers this year. what do you think about this game? >> i tell you what, rob, if they beat ohio state in columbus, you got to change that nickname from the boilermakers to the spoilermakers because this will be the third top four team that they've taken out in this season. don't forget, they knocked off iowa when they were number two in the country. then last week, michigan state rolled up there, number three in the country and they took care of sparty. if they're able to go to columbus and beat ohio state, you have to change that nickname to the spoilermakers. pay attention to one guy they got, a wide receiver they got who i think is very special. he's been playing very well in big games. but ohio state's treveyon henderson, that running back, to me, rob, he's the key for the buckeyes' offense.
c.j. stroud gets a lot of attention, but i think treveyon henderson is the straw that stirs the drink when it comes to the buckeyes' offense. >> we'll see how he does running downhill and we'll see how you do keeping the bow tie looking nifty all through "college gameday." good to see you, desmond. "college gameday" at 9:00 a.m. eastern on espn. then we've got two big ten games. as we mentioned, kickoff for college football saturday on abc michigan agains eastern. ohio state against purdue as we mentioned -- >> rob, you're our straw that stirs the drink. we'll be right back. "good morning america" is sponsored by progressive insurance. save when you bundle auto, home or motorcycle insurance. okay, we're not gonna ask for discounts on floor models, demos or displays. shopping malls can be a big trigger for young homeowners turning into their parents. you ever think about the storage operation a place like this must rely on? -no. they just sell candles, and they're making overhead? you know what kind of fish those are? -no. -eh, don't be coy. [ laughs ] [ sniffs, clears throat ] koi fish.
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♪ your sweet disposition and my wide-eyed gaze ♪ and welcome back to "gma" this saturday morning. it is official, and it is massive. taylor swift's rerecording of her acclaimed 2012 album "red," this one titled "red (taylor's version)." it's out. coming up in "pop" in our next half hour, more on the album. hear why the grammy winner is talking now about what she has to say about her new power ballad and the video that so many are waiting to see across america today. it's not a claim to fame, but i did interview taylor swift before she was famous. i think she was 13 at the time. >> okay. name dropper. >> i knew her way back, you
know, before she was -- >> we're friends. >> yeah, exactly and also a secret swiftie. >> not so secret. >> as we all are for sure. all right. we do have a busy morning. let's take a look at some of the other big headlines we're following this morning. happening right now, new legal action against the producers of the deadly astroworld music festival in houston. attorney ben crump announcing more than 90 new lawsuits on behalf of over 200 people who say they were injured at the concert mentally, physically or psychologically. also right now, just weeks after making history, a blue origin crew member who flew to space with actor william shatner has passed away. ted company founder glen de vries and thomas fischer were killed when their cessna went down just after takeoff in sussex county, new jersey. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. former raiders coach jon gruden suing the nfl and commissioner roger goodell. gruden accuses the league of trying to destroy his career and reputation claiming officials selectively released emails he sent that contained racist, homophobic and sexist comments. the league denies the
allegations. the emails all part of an nfl investigation into workplace culture that led to gruden's gnion st month. we're going to begin this half hour with a new development surrounding meghan markle's lawsuit against a british newspaper that published parts dad. letter she wrote to her as "the mail on sunday" appeals that, a erin court -- london co released correspondence. lama hasan has the latest on that drama. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning. it was just a few months ago the duchess was victorious winning her case against the group that published her letter to her father but now with harry and meghan's former communication secretary breaking his silence, submitted new evidence, details texts harry and meghan sent to him, the battle is far from over. overnight bombshell revelations in court. written in her own words, the duchess of sussex explaining why she penned a letter to her estranged father, thomas markle, in august 2018.
saying, the royal family were constantly berating prince harry over her strained relationship with her father. >> we're definitely discovering that there was many and perhaps different reasons than we previously have known for this letter being written. >> reporter: in one text the duchess telling their former communications secretary jason knauf, the catalyst for my doing this is seeing how much pain this is causing "h." even after a week with his dad and endlessly explaining the situation, his family seem to forget the context and revert to can't she just go and see him and make this stop? they fundamentally don't understand. also, suggesting a handwritten letter, quote, does not open the door for conversation. in another message saying she had obviously written it with the understanding it could be leaked. the duchess deliberately addressing her father daddy because she says that's what she only ever called him, and it would, quote, pull at the heartstrings if it was made public. >> this information, you know,
is very relevatory and has a huge potential to impact how they're perceived and impact their reputations. that's all going on outside and beyond the scope of the legal proceedings themselves. >> reporter: associated newspapers which owns "the mail" on sunday and "the mail" is appealing the high court's ruling earlier this year which meghan won. the judge finding the publication of that letter to her father was unlawful. a ruling the publisher is now trying to overturn. in the explosive tell all book "finding freedom" the couple issuing a statement denying any involvement with the office saying they were not interviewed and they did not contribute. but according to knauf, the duchess agreed for him to provide information to the authors of that book adding, the book was, quote, discussed on a routine basis and discussed directly with the duchess multiple times in person and over email. and responding to the revelations, meghan making a witness statement apologizing to the court saying she had forgotten these exchanges and had absolutely no wish or
intention to mislead the defendant or the court. the three judges say they'll examine the arguments with great care giving their ruling at a later date. whit? >> lama hasan, our thanks to you this morning. we do want to turn to the weather and rob marciano. some wild rain and flooding that we saw on the east coast. >> i always feel like i need to step you can my diction and articulation after lama is on. i have to pick it up now. >> come on. >> very uk weather yesterday across parts of the northeast although we had wind with it as well. wind gusts at the top, 60 miles an hour in new york and massachusetts and this in vicksburg just around worcester, they had a couple inches of rainfall there. see the cars splashing through it. that is through. the back half still has to come through and that's when the cold air comes through and windchills, tupelo, 31 degrees, what it feels like in northern mississippi. oxford where they're having "college gameday" not too far from that and, meanwhile, 28 in chicago, which is a little more normal. here's the back half of the system. they got the first snow of the year in chicago. might have snow mixing in with
some of these rain showers as it pours from detroit to pittsburgh eventually through philadelphia and maybe some severe storms later on this afternoon as this secondary front comes through. then the real cold stuff so will feel more like fall. this weather report this weather report has been sponsored by tuff shed. going to need a tuff shed with some of the winds blowing around today. >> yeah. >> i wanted to see how you were going to seque out of that. >> i was going to make brian repeat it but it's too soon. >> he's now allowed to read sponsorships. >> that's true. >> yeah. >> it's in my contract. >> it's the rules. favorite thanksgiving sides? anybody? >> cranberry sauce. >> cranberry sauce. >> all the stuffing. is that a side? >> yeah, for sure. >> absolutely. >> the cranberry sauce has to have the rings, just out of the can. >> out of the can. the jelly, the jelly. >> only the best for you,rob.
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welcome back to "gma" as we look ahead to one of the best family holidays of the year, thanksgiving. lots of us are planning our feast but will some crowd favorites be a little more difficult to find this year? joining us is greg longstreet, president and ceo of del monte foods. welcome to the show. good morning to you. >> good morning, linsey. thank you for having me. >> so some people are planning for their first thanksgiving family gathering in two years at this point. some would argue the sides are the most important, even more important than the turkey. i'm one of those people. so what should people know about the availability of your products? >> yes, we agree on the importance of side dishes and holiday traditions such as the green bean casserole and we're pleased to say we're ready for the holidays. consumers will find all of their favorite del monte products as they shop stores this holiday season. one of the reasons is that we
prepared for this holiday well over a year ago. we knew that demand would be strong because of increase in holiday gatherings this year. so we planted more crops and increased production. we recently completed our production season and we have plenty of inventory and one of our successes is really our relationship with u.s. growers. we're so proud to work with small family farms across america to grow our products and as an example the green beans used in green bean casseroles this holiday are coming from small family farms in wisconsin. >> it sounds like you're certainly prepared on your end. of course, there are concerns about the supply chain getting those goods to supermarkets. how are you dealing with that? >> yes, there are challenges and due to the fact that so much of our product comes from u.s. growers, we've been able to avoid a lot of the global supply chain issues. but what we've done to help address industrywide challenges, first and foremost, we've increased our use of rail transport to move our products around the country. secondly, we started shipping our holiday products much
earlier this year and lastly we've worked with our customers to develop some unique streamlined factory direct shipment programs to help them get products more seamlessly this holiday. >> what about pricing for your products? everything seems to be so much higher these days. >> yes, pricing is a factor. like most companies, we faced a ton of inflation. and we have made some modest price increases and we've stayed focus, though, on providing high quality products that are very nutritious at affordable prices for consumers. >> mr. longstreet, we thank you so much for joining us this morning. we'll get those green bean casseroles ready. coming up on "good morning america," amy's adventure to antarctica and what she discovered on the frozen continent. continent. alright, here we go, miller in motion. wha — wait, wait, is that a... baby on the field?? it looks like it, craig. and the defensive linemen are playing peek-a-boo. i've never seen anything like that before. harris now appears to be burping the baby. that's a great moment right there.
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we're back now with our "gma" expedition to antarctica. what an incredible journey this has been. amy robach and her crew facing challenging conditions just to get to the frozen continent to see the wildlife and the effects of climate change firsthand. so let's check back in with amy once again. amy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. here we are in the middle of the southern ocean. we're surrounded by icebergs and sea ice. the weather here, very extreme and sometimes hard to predict. so we had quite an effort getting to this point but, wow, is this magnificent because not only are we seeing all of this stunning imagery, we got to meet the continent's most famous residents. ♪ antarctica may be remote but there is still a lot of hustle and bustle around here. on petermann island thousands of gentoo penguins call the ice home building nests, swimming and just hanging out.
even though the slippery conditions can be too much for some, our team disembarked the national geographic "endurance" and set out to see these incredible animals in their natural habitat. taking small crafts known as zodiacs, we pushed through the ice on open water. ♪ >> oh, my gosh. look at that. arriving on this small island where the gentoos were waiting for us. standing in the middle of the island we were surrounded by penguins that were calling out and waddling from one point to another. we learned to stay 15 feet, the closest we can get to these animals because we don't want to do anything to disturb their natural habitat and their natural ways. the southernmost continent is home to a wide variety of
penguins, emperors, chinstraps, adelies and our friends the gentoos all live here. but like all of us, climate change is affecting these adorable creatures. ♪ >> the biggest impacts of climate change on penguin species in antarctica are really any species in antarctica are the impacts that we see on the sea ice and also on the antarctic. >> we've seen areas that used to be frozen that are now melted. and we've seen areas that used to be covered with snow, pretty consistently year after year, that are now just dark soil. it's amazing that this is happening in such a short amount of time. >> reporter: and our journey does not end here. we're going to get back on our ship and sail to the mainland of antarctica where we hope to meet some more of its residents. we'll bring them to you, of
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♪ i'm on the edge of glory ♪ welcome back to "gma" and our "play of the day." the u.s. went up against mexico overnight in a world cup qualifiers match. the game played in cincinnati. the u.s. making the most of their home advantage shutting out mexico, a score of 2-0 before a sold out crowd but the action on the field just part of this story because here's what's happened before the game. ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ >> just a stunning performance. king kell performing the national anthem.
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the sfp family will honor james gelt who was killed in the line of duty 27 years ago today. his death led the sfp date to change the way officers were armed. san francisco police have identified the driver accused of killing a sherman elementary school educator. she is charged with vehicular manslaughter. investigators say she ran a red light on union street at franklin yesterday killing alexander. dozens of nutrients will be planted today at the spot that burned in a fire a couple of years ago. 80 new trees will go into the ground on campus. volunteers with the student conservation association are teaming up with the arbor day foundation and ups to make this happen. let's get a check of the weekend forecast with lee sergeant -- lisa argen. lisa: visibility from zero to .8
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