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>>> YANKEE STADIUM OPENING AS A MASS VACCINATION SITE. AND THE CONCERN IN TAMPA BAY THIS WEEKEND OVER THE SUPER BOWL POSSIBLY BECOMING A SUPER SPREADER. MILLIONS IN THE MIDDLE. SO MANY AMERICANS OUT OF WORKS OR UNDEREMPLOYED. THE LATEST ECONOMIC NUMBERS SHOWING THE NEED FOR REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE. HOW PRESIDENT BIDEN PLANS TO MOVE AHEAD. AND NEW VIDEO SHOWING TRUMP CONFIDANTE ROGER STONE FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF A MILITIA GROUP THE DAY OF THE DEADLY SIEGE. WHAT ELSE WE’VE LEARNED ABOUT THE HOURS BEFORE THE ATTACK. >> WITH THE RENEWED FOCUS ON CURBING HARMFUL GREENHOUSE GASES, TONIGHT GINGER Z AND GEO BENITEZ TAKE A LOOK AT EMISSIONS-FREE VEHICLES AND SHOW WHY IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO AVOID DRIVING OURSELVES TO EXTINCTION.

AND IT’S THE HEARTBEAT THAT STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. >> IT JUST GOES ON AND ON. >> WHILE SOME SOUNDS HAVE COME AND GONE, THIS RHYTHM UNIQUE TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY REMAINS. WHY THE GO-GO SOUND REFUSES TO BE SILENCED. >> GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR STREAMING WITH US. THE CALVARY IS COMING OR THE MILITARY IN THE LIFE OR DEATH CAUSE AGAINST COVID AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON. A STAGGERING 5,077 DEATHS WERE REPORTED YESTERDAY. THINK ABOUT THAT. OUR LIVES WAS COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED WHEN 2977 PEOPLE WERE KILLED DURING 9/11. IN THIS CRISIS, SOME STILL DON’T WANT TO WEAR MASKS. TONIGHT ICONIC LOCATIONS LIKE YANKEE STADIUM BEGAN TO RAMP UP AS IT TURNS INTO A VACCINATION CENTRAL. THE NEWS OF A THIRD VACCINE, A ONE DOSE SHOT, POTENTIALLY ENTERING THE MARKET SOON, COULD BE CRITICAL AND SLOWING DOWN THE SUFFERING THAT’S PLAGUING OUR NATION.

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO GET TO TONIGHT. MORE ON THE PENTAGON REINFORCEMENTS. >> TONIGHT THE PENTAGON DEPLOYING TROOPS TO THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC. MORE THAN 1,100 ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, MOSTLY PERSONNEL, TO HELP IN VACCINATION SITES. AND SOON ANOTHER WEAPON IN THE FIGHT. JOHNSON & JOHNSON MOVING CLOSER TO EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION. ITS SINGLE DOSE VACCINE, 66% EFFECTIVE OVERALL AT PREVENTING MODERATE ILLNESS. AND THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS SOUTH AFRICAN VARIANT. >> THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WHEN YOU LOOK ACROSS ALL THE COUNTRIES, THE PROTECTION AGAINST TRULY SEVERE DISEASE WAS WELL OVER 80%. IN FACT, ABOUT 88.8%. ALSO OF INTEREST IS THAT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN STUDY AS WELL AS ALL OF THE OTHERS, THEY WERE ESSENTIALLY NO HOSPITALIZATIONS OR DEATHS. >> AN FDA PUBLIC HEARING NOW SET FOR FEBRUARY 26th. THE FIRST SHOTS POSSIBLY GOING INTO ARMS AS SOON AS MARCH 1st.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROMISE 100 MILLION DOSES BY SUMMER. THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY ACKNOWLEDGING SUPPLIES WOULD BE LIMITED AT FIRST. >> WE HAVE NOT FOUND THAT THE LEVEL OF MANUFACTURING ALLOWS US TO HAVE AS MUCH VACCINE AS WE THINK WE NEED COMING OUT OF THE GATE. >> TONIGHT GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT SUNDAY’S BIG GAME. >> LET’S NOT HAVE THE SUPER BOWL HAS BECOME THE NEXT BEGINNING OF A HUGE SURGE HERE IN CALIFORNIA. >> HEALTH OFFICIALS URGING AMERICANS TO AVOID SUPER BOWL PARTY THAT COULD TURN INTO SUPER SPREADERS. IN LOS ANGELES, RESTAURANT SCREENS WILL BE TURNED OFF. STILL, 22,000 FANS WILL FILL ABOUT A THIRD OF THE STADIUM IN TAMPA WHERE MASKS IS MANDATORY. >> FACE COVERINGS ARE A REQUIREMENT. >> ONE OF THE SUPER BOWL WEEK’S MAIN ATTRACTIONS. >> SIGNS LIKE THIS ARE EVERYWHERE. FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ENCOURAGED.

BUT THIS WEEKEND, FROM NEW JERSEY TO KANSAS, OFFICIALS ARE EASING RESTRICTIONS IN RESTAURANTS AND BARS JUST IN TIME FOR THE GAME. >> I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED. I THOUGHT MAYBE THEY MIGHT WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE SUPER BOWL BUT I’M ECSTATIC. >> IN NEW YORK TODAY, ONE ICONIC STADIUM. >> IT’S OPENING DAY OF A DIFFERENT KIND AT YANKEE STADIUM. 15,000 APPOINTMENTS IN THE FIRST WEEK. PEOPLE LINING UP, DOWN THE BLOCK, IN THE RAIN TO GET THEIR SHOTS. >> THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING, WE NEEDED IT. >> WHAT WAS THE PROCESS LIKE TO GET AN APPOINTMENT HERE? >> A DISASTER. MY WIFE HAS BEEN ON THE COMPUTETER LAST THREE WEEKS TO GET ON. >> THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST BIG MOVES. APPROVING FEMA’S REQUEST TO SPEED UP VACCINATIONS. THIS FIRST WAVE OF MORE THAN 200 SERVICE MEMBERS WILL ARRIVE WITH MORE TO COME.

>> THANK YOU. JOINING ME TO DISCUSS MORE ON OUR NATION’S PROGRESS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID, THE FORMER ACTING DIRECTOR FOR CDC, DR. BESSER, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THIS FRIDAY. LET’S START WITH VACCINE SHORTAGES. THEY CONTINUE TO BE A BIG PROBLEM. RIGHT NOW ONLY ABOUT 8% OF THE PUBLIC IS VACCINATED. AND THAT’S A LONG SHOT FROM HERD COMMUNITY. WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THIS TO GET SORTED? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS HERE WAS EXPECTATIONS. YOU KNOW, I THINK THE IDEA THAT THERE ARE TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED FOR AN INFECTION THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY UNKNOWN ABOUT FINAL MONTHS AGO IS ALMOST MIRACULOUS. AND THE IDEA THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH FOR THIS COUNTRY BY THIS SUMMER IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC. UNTIL THEN, WE ALL NEED TO WAIT OUR TIME. WAIT FOR OUR GROUPS TO BE CALLED SO WE CAN ENSURE THOSE WHO ARE AT THE GREATEST RISK, THOSE GOING OUT EVERY DAY TO GET TO WORK ARE GETTING VACCINATED.

THAT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. >> YES. IT ABSOLUTELY IS. SO THERE IS SOME POSITIVE NEWS THIS WEEK. COVID CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS CONTINUE TO DECLINE NATIONALLY, THAT’S AFTER THE SURGE THAT’S WE SAW FOLLOWING THE HOLIDAYS. DO YOU THINK THIS MEANS WE’RE TURNING A CORNER? ON A BIGGER PICTURE, GETTING A BETTER HANDLE ON THE PANDEMIC OVERALL? >> WELL, I’M ALWAYS REALLY CAREFUL TO NOT TRY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE.

WE’VE BEEN FOOLED BY THIS VIRUS MANY, MANY TIMES. WE COULD SEE A SIMILAR PICTURE HERE TO WHAT WAS SEEN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WHERE NUMBERS WENT DOWN AND THEN JUMPED UP. GETTING VACCINES ROLLED OUT, IT GIVES ME HOPE. >> THESE VARIANTS, WE’VE HEARD SOME EXPERTS WORRYING THAT THEY COULD CAUSE A SURGE IN THE FUTURE IN THE COMING WEEKS. DR. FAUCI SAID WE SHOULD DOUBLE ONE THE MASKS AND OVERALL, IT SEEMS VACCINES DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB AGAINST THEM. BUT TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS WITH THESE VARIANTS. DO YOU THINK WE CAN BE UNDERESTIMATING THE THREAT? WHAT SHOULD WE DO MORE OF TO MAKE SURE WE ARE BATTLING A NEW COVID CRISIS IN A FEW MONTHS? >> WHAT IT TELLS ME IS THAT WE CAN’T UNDERESTIMATE THIS VIRUS. AND IT ALSO TELLS ME THAT THE CONVERSATION ABOUT CONTROLLING COVID CAN’T BE LIMITED TO HOW DO WE PROTECT PEOPLE WITHIN OUR BORDERS BY VACCINATING PEOPLE HERE? WE HAVE TO BE PART OF THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO VACCINATE THE WORLD. I’M REALLY THRILLED THAT THE U.S. HAS JOINED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THE COUNTRIES FIGHTING IT AROUND THE WORLD.

>> DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE TESTING TO LOOK FOR VARIANT? EVEN EXPLORING THE IDEA OF MORE VARIANTS WITHIN THE U.S.? >> DEFINITELY. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THE CDC IS RAMPING UP. HOOK AT DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND A PORTION OF THE VIRAL STRAINS AND LOOKING AT THE GENERALS OF THOSE TO SEE, IS IT THE SAME STRAINS AROUND OR ONE OF THE NEW VARIANTS ELSEWHERE? OR HERE IN THE UNITED STATES? IT IS PART OF STAYING ON TOP OF THIS AND IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT WE REACH COMMUNITIES BEING HIT THE HARDEST. THOSE COMMUNITIES WHERE WE’RE SEEING THE GREATEST TOTAL IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATION AND DEATH.

>> IN SO MANY COMMUNITIES, THE DEBATE OVER SCHOOLS REOPENING IS CONTENTIOUS. EXPLAIN WHY A TEACH HERE ISN’T VACCINATED SHOULD FEEL SAFE ABOUT RETURNING TO WORK. WHAT MAKES RETURN ANY SAFER NOW THAN RETURNING IN THE FALL? >> YEAH. SO LAST YEAR, WHEN THIS VIRUS FIRST HIT, THE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD CLOSE. THERE WAS REAL CONCERN THAT THIS VIRUS WOULD ACT LIKE THE FLU VIRUS. PLAY A BIG ROLE IN TERMS OF AMPLIFYING SPREAD IN COMMUNITIES. WHAT WE’VE SEEN HERE, AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STUDIES THAT HAVE LOOKED AT THIS AROUND THE GLOBE AND THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU PUT IN PLACE THE MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO PROTECT CHILDREN, STAFF AND TEACHERS, YOU CAN GET CHILDREN INTO SCHOOLS SAFELY. IT MEANS SCREENING AND CLEANING. IT MEANS MAKING SURE THAT YOU CAN DECOMPRESS YOUR CLASSROOMS SO THERE ARE NOT AS MANY CHILDREN IN EACH CLASS.

LOOK AT THE CONVENIENT LAGS TO MAKE SURE THE AIR FLOW IS GOOD AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS WEARING MASKS. WHEN YOU DO THAT IN MANY COMMUNITIES, YOU FIND IT IS MUCH LOWER THAN IN COMMUNITIES. TEACHERS SHOULD BE IN ONE OF THE PRIMARY GROUPS BEING VACCINATED. AFTER YOU DO HEALTH CARE WORKERS, PEOPLE THIS LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES, THE CDC RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN ESSENTIAL JOBS. WORKING IN A SUPERMARKET OR FOOD PRODUCTION, BEING A FIRST RESPONDER OR BEING A TEACHER, THEY SHOULD BE IN THE NEXT GROUP. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS YOU DON’T TO HAVE WAIT FOR VACCINATION TO GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY IF YOU’RE INVESTING IN THOSE PROTECTIONS IN THE SCHOOL. >> AND THAT’S WHAT A LOT OF PARENTS LIKE TO HEAR. THANK YOU SO MUCH. ALWAYS, A PLEASURE HAVING YOU ON. >> THANK YOU. REALLY NICE TALKING WITH YOU. >> NOW TO THE ECONOMIC FALLOUT FROM THE PANDEMIC, THE BATTLE OVER A NEW COVID RELIEF PACKAGE IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL WITH.

MILLION OF AMERICANS STRUGGLING TO GET BY, PRESIDENT BIDEN IS NOT BACKING DOWN FROM DELIVERING HIS $1400 CHECKS. WHERE DOES THE PLAN STAND NOW? HERE’S MARY BRUCE. >> WITH JOB GROWTH SPUTTERING AND MILLIONS SUFFERING, PRESIDENT BIDEN CALLING FOR SWIFT ACTION ON HIS COVID RELIEF PLAN WITH OR WITHOUT REPUBLICANS. >> I’M GOING TO ACT. I’M GOING TO ACT FAST. I WOULD LIKE TO BE DOING IT WITH THE SUPPORT OF REPUBLICANS BUT THEY’RE JUST NOT WILLING TO GO AS FAR AS I THINK WE NEED TO GO. >> THE HOUSE VOTING TO ADVANCE BIDEN’S BLUE PRINT AFTER THE SENATE APPROVED IT OVERNIGHT WITH VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS CASTING HER FIRST TIE BREAKING VOTE. >> THE SENATE BEING EQUALLY DIVIDED, THE VICE PRESIDENT VOTES IN THE AFFIRMATIVE. >> THE NEARLY $2 TRILLION PROPOSAL INCLUDES $160 BILLION FOR VACCINATIONS AND TESTING. HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, AND FOR MOST AMERICANS, $1,400 DIRECT PAYMENTS. AND ON THAT, BIDEN MADE CLEAR HE WILL NOT BUDGE. >> I’M NOT CUTTING THE SIZE OF THE CHECKS.

THEY’LL BE $1,400. PERIOD. >> HE IS WILLING TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS WHO QUALIFY FOR THOSE CHECKS. BUT REPUBLICANS IS PUSHING BACK AT THE OVERALL STEEP PRICE TAG AND THEY SAY THE PRESIDENT ISN’T INTERESTING IN REAL NEGOTIATIONS. >> IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE PUSHING YOUR AGENDA WITH THE DISGUISE OF WANTING TO INACT AND THEN DOING IT ONE HUNDRED% THE DIRECT YOU WANT TO GO. >> NEARLY 18 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW CLAIMING SOME FORM OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND MORE THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE INCLUDING ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN ARE GOING HUNGRY. >> REPUBLICANS HAVE PROPOSED EITHER TO DO NOTHING OR NOT ENOUGH. THIS APPROACH WILL COME WITH A COST. MORE PAGE FOR MORE PEOPLE FOR LONGER THAN HAS TO BE. >> AND MARY, SOME TOUGH WORDS FROM THE PRESIDENT. HE SAID HE WANTS REPUBLICAN SUPPORT BUT HE IS WILLING TO GET HIS RELIEF MAN PASSED WITHOUT IT.

WHAT DOES THE LATEST POLLING SHOW ABOUT HOW THAT MIGHT GO OVER WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? >> THE LATEST QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWS 68% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN INCLUDING 37% OF REPUBLICANS. THE WHITE HOUSE IS EAGER TO CITE THESE NUMBERS. IT IS WHAT THEY POINTED TO TODAY WHEN I PRESSED THEM ON WHY THEY’RE OPTIMISTIC THEY MAY BE ABLE TO GET SOME REPUBLICAN SUPPORT. THE REALITY IS WE’RE SEEING NO MOVEMENT AT ALL IN THESE TALKS. THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING FIRM THAT THIS HE DO THIS LARGE $2 TRILLION BILL. SO RIGHT NOW, IT SEEMS UNLIKELY THAT REPUBLICAN THERE’S COME AROUND. >> AND AT THE SAME TIME, SO MANY PEOPLE STILL IN NEED. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> WITH THE DEBATE STILL RAGING OVER THE NEXT COVID-19 PACKAGE, WE TAKE A LOOK AT ANOTHER GROUP BEING SQUEEZED BY THIS PANDEMIC. SMALL BUSINESS LANDLORDS. HOW SO MANY IS STRUGGLING TO PAY THEIR OWN BILLS.

>> CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS UP ENDED OUR LIVES IN COUNTLESS WAYS. THE FIRST OF THE MONTH STILL COMES CALLING AT THE SAME TIME AND RENTAL IS DUE. >> I’M BEHIND IN ALL OF THEM. I’M ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL AND SOLD ANYTHING WORTH SELLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET. >> FOR NEARLY A YEAR NOW, THERE HAVE BEEN UNPRECEDENTED JOB LOSSES. NOW MORE THAN 10 MILLION AMERICANS ARE UNEMPLOYED. SOMETHING ANDREW LACY EMPATHIZES WITH. >> IF IT COMES BETWEEN PAYING RENTAL THAT THEY TECHNICALLY IS NOT FORCED TO PAY AND FEEDING THEIR CHILDREN, I UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO PICK.

>> IN JAB, MORE THAN 10 MILLION PEOPLE WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BEHIND ON RENTAL AND UTILITIES. SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC, MORE THAN $57 BILLION OF RENTAL AND EXPENSES HAVE GONE UNPAID. >> I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. $3800 IS A LOT OF MONEY TO ME. I HAVE TO BORROW MONEY FROM PEOPLE. >> Reporter: THE CDC HAS TAKEN EXTREME STEPS TO PROTECT RENTALERS, EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH. THAT MEANS THE BURDEN OF THOSE MISSED PAYMENTS IS FREQUENTLY FALLING TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS. MANY OF THEM STRUGGLING THEMSELVES. >> MY HUSBAND ALSO LOST HIS JOB. IT USED TO BE A SUPPLEMENT INCOME TO OUR FAMILY. NOW IT IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME.

>> MANY BELIEVE PROPERTY OWNERS ARE WEALTHY AND THERE ARE CERTAINLY MANY ENTERPRISE THAT’S CAN WITHSTAND STRETCHES OF MISPAYMENTS. MOM AND BOMB LANDLORDS MANAGE MORE THAN 22 MILLION PROPERTIES IN THE U.S. THEY’RE COUNTING ON THE NARROW MARGINS THEY MAKE TO GET BY. >> THE MOM AND POP SEGMENT HAVE BEEN HIT HARD. THIS IS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DECIDED TO, INSTEAD OF 401(k) s, THEY PUT IN IT REAL ESTATE. >> I CAN SEE PEOPLE THINKING IT IS BIBNARY. THE PROPERTY GUY, AND THE TEN ANT ARE THE GUY WHO SHINES YOUR SHOES AND IT IS A LOT MORE OF A GRADED SCALE.

>> IT IS A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF OVERALL HOUSING. >> ONE OF THOSE MOM AND POP LANDLORDS IS TAMMY MASON. >> WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED RENTAL SINCE MARCH OF 2020. >> WHILE CARING FOR HER YOUNG SON WHO IS DISTANCE LEARNING AT HOME, SHE AND HER SISTER HAVE BEEN RENTING OUT THE HOME THEY INHERITED FROM THEIR FATHER TO SUPPORT THEIR 80-YEAR-OLD MOTHER. IN THE PAST YEAR SHE SAID SHE’S LOST OUT ON $25,000 IN LOSS. >> THE RENTAL WE RECEIVED COVERED THE DAY TO DAY COSTS OF RUNNING A HOME, MORTGAGE, INSURANCE, PROPERTY TAXES AND ANY MONEY LEFT OVER WAS REALLY TO SUPPORT AND SUPPLEMENT MY ELDERLY MOTHER’S INCOME.

>> SO THIS WASN’T SOME KIND OF CASH COW OPERATION FOR YOU GUYS. >> CORRECT. THERE IS A BIASED PRESUMPTION THAT IF YOU OWN A RENTAL HOME, YOU ARE BY MEANS CONSIDERED WEALTHY. >> RENTAL HOUSING GROUPS SAYS ON AVERAGE ONLY 10% OF RENTAL INCOME ENDS UP IN THE POCKETS OF LANDLORDS. THE FIRST 90% GOES TOWARD MORTGAGES, AND OTHER EXPENSES. >> 8.3% OF THAT PROFIT GOING AWAY. IF THEY MISS THE SECOND MONTH. >> IT IS NATURALLY DURING AFFORDABLE HOUSING. IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THEIR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS, THE BANK COULD FORECLOSE ON THEIR PROPERTY. >> UNLIKE THE BIG REAL ESTATE COMPANY, I WENT TO THE BANK AND GOT THESE MORTGAGES IN MY PERSONAL NAME. THE BANKS COULD HAVE FORECLOSED ON MY PROPERTIES AND THEN THEY COULD GO AFTER MY PRIMARY RESIDENTS, MY LIFE SAVINGS. >> THE LATEST COVID RELIEF BILL PASS IN THE DECEMBER HAS EARMARKED $25 BILLION IN RENTAL RELIEF. MOSTLY GOING TO RENTERS TO HELP MAKE THEIR PAYMENTS.

THOUGH TAMMY SAID SHE’S NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THOSE FUNDS. >> THE ONLY ONE WE WERE ELIGIBLE TO CONSIDER WAS THE MORTGAGE FORBE FORBEARANCE. >> WE’RE NOT ABLE TO SELL THE HOME WITH A POTENTIAL FAIR OFFER IF IT IS RENTER OCCUPIED. >> YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO KEEP IT BECAUSE YOU HAVE RENT HERE’S AREN’T PAYING RENTAL AND YOU CAN’T SELL TO IT SOMEBODY ELSE AS LONG AS SOMEONE IS RENTING. >> THAT’S CORRECT. >> SHE HAS NO INTEREST IN KICKING OUT FAMILIES DURING A PANDEMIC. SHE JUST DOESN’T WANT TO BE LEFT FOOTING THE BILL WITHOUT HELP. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING THE PASS THE STIMULUS BILL BUT THE LONGER THEY WAIT, THE DEEPER THE HOLE FOR TAMI AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS. >> FOR ABC NEWS LIVE, TREVOR ALT. >> PRESIDENT BIDEN. AS THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAPITOL MOB HEATS UP WITH THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP DAYS AWAY. THEY ARE LOOKING AT POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SOME OF TRUMP’S FORMER ASSOCIATES INCLUDING LONG TIME ADVISER ROGER STONE WHOM TRUMP HAS PARDONED AND PEOPLE LATER SEEN AT THE CAPITOL.

JONATHAN CARL HAS MORE. >> ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT AS HOUSE PROSECUTORS PREPARES TO MAKE THE CASE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS GUILTY OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, THEY’RE REVIEWING VIDEOS OF TRUMP ASSOCIATES IN THE HOURS BEFORE THE RIOT. INCLUDING THIS VIDEO FROM THAT MORNING, FIRST BROUGHT TO LIGHT TODAY BY ABC NEWS. IT SHOWS LONG TIME TRUMP CONFIDANTE ROGER STONE WHO WAS PARDONED BY TRUMP, FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF A MILITIA GROUP. >> HOPEFULLY WE HAVE THIS TODAY, RIGHT? >> WE SHALL SEE. >> WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE MEN WERE REFERRING TO. AND HE HAS MAINTAINED THAT HE PLAYED NO ROLE WHATSOEVER IN THE JANUARY 6th EVENTS AND THAT, I HAD NO ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF THE RIOT AT THE CAPITOL. THESE MEN NEAR STONE ARE CLEARLY WEARING THE INSIGNIA OF THE OATH KEEPERS.

AN EXTREMIST GROUP KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CAPITOL SIEGE. THE SAME MEN LATER SEEN IN NEWS PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE CAPITOL CONFRONTING COMMENT POLICE OFFICERS. HOUSE PROSECUTORS WILL ATTEMPT TO CONVINCE SENATORS THAT THE PRESIDENT INCITED THE RIOT WITH HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS. >> IF YOU DON’T FIGHT LIKE HELL, YOU WON’T HAVE A COUNTRY ANYMORE. >> IN THIS VIDEO, SOME OF THE RIOTERS MAKE IT CLEAR THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE CARRYING OUT THE WISHES OF DONALD TRUMP.

JACOB CHANSLEY, THE ARIZONA MAN WHO WORE FACE PAGE AND HORNS AND WHO ALLEGEDLY LEFT A NOTE ON THE VICE PRESIDENT’S DESK. >> IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME. JUSTICE IS COMING. >> THAT THAT HE WAS THERE BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS HIM THERE. >> HE WALKS CONSTITUTION AVENUE AND ENTERED THE CAPITOL. HE WAS THERE AT THE INVITATION AND REQUEST OF OUR PRESIDENT. >> OF THE 182 ACCUSED RIOTERS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES, FOR THEIR INVOLVE MANY IN THE CAPITOL RIOT, ABC NEWS HAS IDENTIFIED MORE THAN A DOZEN WHO HAVE THAT THEY WERE JUST DOING WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTED THEM TO DO. LIKE JENNA RYAN OF TEXAS WHO TOLD THE STATION — >> I THOUGHT I WAS FOLLOWING MY PRESIDENT. I THOUGHT I WAS FOLLOWING WHAT WE WERE CALLED TO DO. >> Reporter: AND ANOTHER ALLEGED RIOTER GARRETT MILLER SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO INSIDE THE CAPITOL SAID IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BY HIS LAWYER, QUOTE, I BELIEVE I WAS FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP.

HIS ATTORNEY SAYS MILLER NOW REGRETS HIS ACTIONS ON JANUARY 6th AND THAT THEY WERE A MISGUIDED EFFORT TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR TRUMP. >> JOHN CARL JOINS US NOW. THIS IS STILL. SO WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL, WHICH IS JUST DAYS AWAY. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHO MAY TESTIFY AND HOW LONG THIS CAN LAST? >> WELL, IT IS ENTIRELY UNCLEAR WHETHER OR NOT THERE WILL BE WITNESSES. THE HOUSE MANAGERS WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO CALL SOME WITNESSES. THEY WOULD LIKE TO CALL PEOPLE THAT WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO TESTIFY ABOUT WHAT DONALD TRUMP WAS DOING IN THE HOURS THAT HIS SUPPORTERS WERE GOING THROUGH THE CAPITOL. HE WAS SAYING NOTHING PUBLICLY. BUT THE ISSUE HERE IS THAT IF THEY CALL WITNESSES, YOU WILL LIKELY ALSO OPEN THE DOOR TO THE DEFENSE CALLING WITNESSES. ALL THAT CAN POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANTLY DELAY THE TRIAL AND SENATE REPUBLICANS DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. SENATE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. PERHAPS MOST OF ALL, THE BIDEN WHITE HOUSE DOESN’T WANT TO SEE A LONG TRIAL.

EVERY DAY THAT THE SENATE IS DOING THE TRIAL, THEY ARE NOT WORKING ON THE BIDEN AGENDA. >> OUR THANK YOU TO YOU. AT THE END OF ANOTHER VERY BUSY WEEK. >> THANK YOU. >>> WHEN WE COME BACK, THE FORMER OFFICER CHARGED WITH THE DEATH OF AN UNARMED MAN ENTERS HIS PLEA. AND IT’S ABOUT TO GET VERY, VERY, VERY COLD FOR MILLIONS. MUST, THE NEW SNOW THREAT OUR WEATHER TEAM IS TRACKING. UP NEXT, THEY’RE AMBASSADORS OF THE GAME. A NEW DOCUMENTARY IS REVEALING THE DARKER SIDE IN THE LIFE OF AN NFL CHEERLEADER. >> MORE AMERICANS TURN HERE THAN ANY OTHER NEWSCAST. >> AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE MOST WATCHED NEWSCAST ACROSS ALL OF TELEVISION. >> WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW? NEED TO KNOW? >> TO HELP NOT JUST GET THROUGH YOUR DAY BUT MAKE THE MOST OF IT. >> FEEL BETTER.

FEEL HAPPIER. >> HOW ABOUT A THIRD HOUR OF “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” IN THE AFTERNOON. >> GMP MA 3. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. ON ABC. >> WAKE ONE AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED MORNING SHOW. >> GOOD MORNING, AMERICA. >> THE WORLD MAY FEEL OUT OF YOUR CONTROL BUT YOUR HAPPINESS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. >> OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION. ABC NEWS. AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS SOURCE. FRIDAY NIGHTS. TRUE CRIME. CINEMATIC. REAL LIFE DRAMA. THE UNTHINKABLE. FOLLOW CLUES. THE HUNDRED. TRUE CRIME. 2020. FRIDAY NIGHTS. 9:00, 8:00 CENTRAL. >> THE REALITY IS OUR COUNTRY CAN COLLAPSE FROM WITHIN.

>> YOU SEE THE WHITE POWER MOVEMENT ON THE MARCH. >> IT’S MEANT TO INCITE WAR. >> FROM THE KKK TO OKLAHOMA CITY TO CHARLOTTESVILLE. THE NEW DOCUMENTARY. >> HOME GROWN HATE. THE WAR AMONG US. >> THIS IS A REAL WAKE-UP CALL. STREAMING NOW. >> NOW WHEN IT MATTERS MOST, THE STRAIGHTFORWARD FACTS. ABC NEWS IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS. NUMBER ONE IN THE MORNING. NUMBER ONE IN THE EVENING. WITH AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED NEWSCAST. NUMBER ONE IN LATE NIGHT. THE NUMBER ONE NEWS MAGAZINE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. NUMBER ONE IN POLITICS ACROSS THIS HISTORIC ELECTION.

VERSES THE COMPETITION. AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS. >>> IT IS ALMOST SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. THE CHIEFS AND BUCCANEERS ARE GETTING READY TO TAKE THE FIELD. THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES PREPPING FOR THE BIG GAME. EACH TEAM’S CHEERLEADERS WILL BE THERE AS WELL. WHILE CHEER LEADING FOR A PRO FOOTBALL TEAM SEEMS PRETTY GLAMOROUS, BEHIND THE SCENES IT CAN BE ANYTHING BUT. CHEERLEADERS HAVE REPORTED LOW WAGES AND RAMPANT ABUSE AMONG OTHER CHARGES LEAVING SOME OF THE WOMEN TO SUE THE VERY TEAMS THEY WORK FOR. A NEW DOCUMENTARY, A WOMAN’S WORK, PLEXPLORES THE DARK SIDE CHEER LEADING. >> GAME DAY DOESN’T COMPLETELY MAKE UP FOR THE FACT WE WORK FOR NINE MONTHS STRAIGHT WITH NO PAYCHECK. YOU WANT ME TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME SO YOU CAN MAKE MONEY? WHY WOULD A GROWN WOMAN WANT TO BE A CHEERLEADER ANYWAY? TO SHOW OFF YOUR BODY? YOU HAVE TO STAND THERE AND DO JUMPING JACKS. SOMETIMES THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO. YOU’RE NOT CHEERING THIS GAME.

>> THEY DON’T TREAT BALL PLAYERS THIS WAY. THEY DON’T EVEN TREAT MASCOTS THIS WAY. >> JOINING ME NOW, LACY, WHO YOU JUST SAW IN THE CLIP. SHE’S A FORMER OAKLAND RAIDERS CHEERLEADER. I WANT TO START WITH YOU, LACY. WHAT WERE THE CONDITIONS LIKE FOR YOU AS A PRO FOOTBALL CHEERLEADER THAT LED YOU AND EVENTUALLY OTHERS TO SUE? >> WELL, BEING A CHEERLEADER WAS EXHILARATING. IT WAS SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES I CAN THINK OF IN MY LIFETIME. IT QUICKLY BECAME VERY FRUSTRATING FOR ME THOUGH. I JUST MADE THE TEAM AND VERY QUICKLY, I WAS SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY. I HAD A YOUNG FAMILY AT THE TIME. AND MY PART-TIME JOB THAT I HAD JUST SIGNED UP FOR WAS QUICKLY BECOMING A BURDEN TO ME. I WAS HAVING TONS OF OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES. IT WAS TIME AWAY FROM MY FAMILY. I WAS VERY HAPPY BUT THEY WEREN’T GOING TO PAY US AT THE END OF THE SEASON.

THINGS KEPT POPPING UP AND I THOUGHT, THIS CAN’T BE LEGAL. IT SURELY WAS NOT LEGAL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. >> AND ONE PROBLEM THAT YOU HIGHLIGHT. THE RESTRICTIVE CONTRACTS THAT ALL CHEERLEADERS MUST SIGN THROUGHOUT THE LEAGUE. TELL ME ABOUT THOSE. >> RIGHT. SO FOR LACY’S CONTRACT, WHEN HER EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS LOOKED AT I. THEY SAID IT WAS THE MOST ILLEGAL CONTRACT THEY’VE EVER SEEN IN THE 25-YEAR EXPERIENCE OF THEM BEING ATTORNEYS. SO EVERYTHING FROM BEING PAID AT THE END OF THE NINE-MONTH SCENE TO GETTING FINED FOR MINOR INFRACTIONS TO ADHERING TO EXTREME STANDARDS AND RULES AS OUTLINED BY THEIR HAND BOOKS.

WHEN THEY’RE GIVEN THIS CONTRACT, THEY’RE NOT ALLOWED, THEY DON’T HAVE TIME TO SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY OR AN AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE. THEY’RE BASICALLY FORCED TO SIGN IT ON THE SPOT. >> WOW! FOR A LAWYER TO SAY, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ILLEGAL CONTRACTS THEY’VE EVER SEEN IS EYE OPENING. YOU SETTLED WITH I HAD THERAERS FOR $1.25 MILLION. THE OTHER TERMS ARE STILL CONFIDENTIAL. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE IMPACT OF THAT? OF THE CONFIDENTIAL MATERIALS OF THE SETTLEMENT ON WOMEN WHO ARE STILL CHEERING TODAY? >> WELL, I HAVE HEARD SOME ENCOURAGING THINGS FROM THE WOMEN STILL CHEERING TODAY.

THAT THEY HAVE CHANGED THE CONTRACTS SINCE THE LAWSUIT. THEY ARE BEING PAID EVERY TWO WEEKS. I KNOW THEY HAVE A NEW DIRECTOR NOW FROM WHEN I WAS THERE. AND I’VE HEARD SOME REALLY POSITIVE THINGS FROM THE RAIDERETTES THAT ARE CONTINUING ON THE TEAM, THAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE. I CAN’T SPEAK FOR THE OTHER TEAMS BUT I HOPE THAT THEY TOOK LAWSUIT AND REALLY MADE THE CHANGES THEY NEED TO SO THEY CAN REALLY APPRECIATE THE DANCERS. WE GIVE ALL OF OUR TALENT AND TIME AND READY. IT IS WITH TIME THAT THEY APPRECIATE IT AND SO IT PROPERLY. >> THIS IS. SO MORE THAN A IF IT FOR CHEERLEADERS. IT IS ABOUT A WOMAN’S RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE. THIS HAS BROUGHT SO MANY ISSUES TO THE FOREFRONT. SO MANY WOMEN IMPACTED BY THIS. TALK ON ME ABOUT THE OVERALL ISSUE HERE. >> RIGHT. I THINK A WOMAN’S WORK, AS IT HAS BEEN LABELED TRADITIONALLY HAS BEEN DEVALUED. IT HAS BEEN SEEN AS SOMETHING THAT IS A DEROGATORY TERM. AND ESPECIALLY LIKE YOU MENTIONED DURING THE PANDEMIC WHEN WOMEN ARE LEAVING THE WORK FORCE TO CARE FOR FAMILY, FOR CHILDREN.

YOU SEE THE WORK BEING UNACKNO UNACKNOWLEDGED IT IS PART OF A LARGER CONVERSATION ON HOW WE AS A SOCIETY TREAT THIS KIND OF LABOR AND HOW WE WOULD WANT TO VALUE IT AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, VALUE THE WOMEN WHO ARE GIVING IT ALL TO SOET AND TO FAMILIES. >> AND OF COURSE, SO MANY PEOPLE WILL BE WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL THIS SUNDAY. THEY WILL SEE THE AMAZING WOMEN ALONG THE SIDELINES. TELL ME, WHEN THE GAME GETS STARTED. WHEN WE SEE THE BALL KICKED OFF FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE SUPER BOWL, WHAT WILL YOU BE THINKING? WHAT DO YOU WANT THE MILLIONS OF VIEWERS TO KNOW? >> WELL, IN NO WAY DO I WANT TO DO THAT. BY EXPOSING THE UGLY TRUTH OF WHAT WAS GOING ON, SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE FELT LIKE ASHAPED OF WHAT I’VE DONE. THAT I’VE MAYBE TARNISHED THE IMAGE. I DID NOT. I JUST SHED A LIGHT ON WHAT CHEERLEADERS HAVE TO FACE. THE AUDITION PROCESS IS SO BIG. WHO IS WELL SPOKEN, BE IN THE COMMUNITY, HAVE A GREAT DANCER, HAVE THE PERFECT BODY.

THEY WANT THE GIRL THAT CAN JUST REPRESENT THEM TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES, AND YET THEY WANT TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN, WELL, YOU’RE JUST LUCKY TO BE HERE. THIS IS THE CHANCE OF A LIVE TIME. IF YOU GET TO THE OBJECT ON THE FIELD, YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY ABOUT THAT. AND I’VE ALWAYS FELT, AND CONTINUING OTHER CHEERLEADERS FEEL, WE DO GIVE ALL THAT WE HAVE TO YOU.

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE AND TREAT US LIKE EXTRA EMPLOYEE. AND PAY US PROPERLY AND MAKE US FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY. >> WE WILL LEARN. SO ABOUT WHAT IT LIKE TO BE AN NFL CHEERLEADER THROUGH THIS FILM CALLED A WOMAN’S WORK. THANK YOU BOTH. SO FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. >>> STILL AHEAD, THE MOGUL ACCUSED OF SEAX TRAFFICKING. >>> HOW IS THE GLOBAL VACCINATION EFFORT GOING? TODAY WAS A MILESTONE DAY. WE’LL EXPLAIN BY THE NUMBERS. FIRST, OUR TWEET OF THE DAY. SO MANY PAYING TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY ACTOR CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER. WHO COULD FORGET HIS ROLE AS CAPTAIN VON TRAPP? I know what happened and I’m not guilty why the fascination with criminal trials figure out what’s really out there she revealed she had murdered his family >> WHY THE FASCINATION WITH CRIMINAL TRIALS? TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S REALLY OUT THERE. >> YOU DON’T KNOW IF TRUTH IS DIFFICULT TO FIND UNLESS YOU TRY TO FIND IT. KLANSMEN, NEO-NAZI. IT IS MEN TO INCITE WAR. >> FROM THE KKK TO CHARLOTTESVILLE.

>> WE NEED TO START TALKING ABOUT IT. >> HOME GROWN HATE. >> THIS IS A REAL WAKE-UP CALL. >> STREAMING NOW. >> ADMIT IT. THESE DAYS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW — >> SEEMS TO CHANGE JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY. >> WHAT IS IT YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW? NEED TO KNOW? TO HELP YOU NOT JUST GET THROUGH YOUR DAY. >> BUT TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT. >> FEEL BETTER, SMARTER, HAPPIER. >> HOW ABOUT A THIRD HOUR. >> GMA 3. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. LUNCH TIME AT 1:00. >> IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU. >> WITH SO MUCH AT STAKE.

SO ON THE LINE. MORE AMERICANS TURN HERE THAN ANY OTHER NEWSCAST. >> MOST WATCHED NEWSCAST. ACROSS TELEVISION. >> THE WORLD MAY FEEL PART OF YOUR CONTROL BUT YOUR HAPPINESS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. >> LISTEN TO THE 10% HAPPIER PODCAST. FREE ON APPLE PODCAST. >> WAKE UP WITH AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE MOST WATCHED MORNING SHOW. >> ABC’S GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

>> ABC NEWS. HONORED FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR. OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION. ABC NEWS. AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS SOURCE. >> NOW TO SOME HOPEFUL COVID NEWS AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND. GLOBALLY, THE NUMBER OF VACCINATIONS HAS NOW OVERTAKEN THE NUMBER REPORTED I AM FEKSS WORLDWIDE. WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK BY THE NUMBER. 119 MILLION VACCINE DOSES HAVE BEEN ADMINISTERED AROUND THE WORLD WHICH NOW EXCEEDS THE GLOBAL COVID CASE COUNT OF 105 MILLION.

IT IS A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT. GLADLY THE GLOBAL ROLLOUT HACK HIGHLY INEQUITABLE. MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS, 75% OF ALL VACCINATIONS HAVE BEEN IN JUST TEN WEALTHY COUNTRIES THAT TOGETHER ACCOUNT FOR 60% OF THE WORLD’S GDP, ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. ALMOST 130 COUNTRIES WITH THE COMBINED $2.5 BILLION PEOPLE HAVE YET TO ADMINISTER A SINGLE DOSE OF THE VACCINE. AND HERE IN THE U.S., ALMOST 29 MILLION AMERICANS, ABOUT 8% OF THE U.S. POPULATION, HAVE GOTTEN AT LEAST ONE VACCINE DOSE, SURPASSING THE NEARLY 27 MILLION AMERICANS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

STILL AHEAD, WE’RE TRACKING ANOTHER, YES, ANOTHER MAJOR WINTER STORM AND A BRUTALLY COLD, A PARTICULAR AIR MASS. PLUS, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LEGENDARY GO-GO MUSIC SCENE? HOW THAT MUSIC HAS HELPED SHAPE OUR NATION’S CAM. FIRST A LOOK AT OUR TOP TRENDING STORIES. >> WE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER WEEK TOGETHER. >> WE TELL ALL OUR PATIENTS HOW MANY THEY’RE LOVED.

>> BEING SHOWER OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR ALL THE ICU STAFF. >> THEY’RE THE HEROES. >> NOW WHEN IT MATTERS MOST, THE STRAIGHTFORWARD FACTS. ABC NEWS IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS. NUMBER ONE IN THE MORNING. NUMBER ONE IN THE EVENING. WITH AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED NEWSCAST. NUMBER ONE IN LATE NIGHT VERSUS THE COMPETITION. THE NUMBER ONE NEWS MAGAZINE. NUMBER ONE IN POLITICS ACROSS THIS HISTORIC ELECTION. VERSUS THE COMPETITION. THE NUMBER ONE DAYTIME TALK SHOW. NUMBER ONE IN STREAMING NEWS. ABC NEWS IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS. >> THE WORLD MAY FEEL OUT OF YOUR CONTROL. YOUR HAPPINESS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. LEARN THE SECRETS OF HAPPINESS. LISTEN TO THE 10% HAPPIER PODCAST. >> WILLIAMER FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR WITH THE AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION.

AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS SOURCE. >> THIS IS GMA 3. >> A THIRD HOUR OF “GOOD MORNING AMERICA.” >> ALL ABOUT YOU. LUNGE TIME ON ABC. >> THE REALITY IS OUR COUNTRY CAN COLLAPSE FROM WITHIN. >> YOU SEE THE WHITE POWER MOVEMENT ON THE MARCH. KLANSMEN, NEO-NAZIS. IT IS MEN TO INCITE WAR. >> THE NEW DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL. >> WE NEED TO START TALKING ABOUT RACE. >> HOME FWROENL HATE. >> STREAMING NOW. >> FRIDAY NIGHTS, 9:00, 8:00 CENTRAL. TRUE CRIME. REAL LIFE DRAMA. STUNNING. THE UNTHINKABLE. FOLLOW THE CLUES. THE HUNDRED. TRUE CRIME. 2020. ABC. >> THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES OF OUR TIME ANY TIME. OUR TIME. >> TONIGHT THE PENTAGON DEPLOYING TROOPS TO THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC. MORM 1,100 ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS, MOSTLY MEDICAL PERSONNEL, TO HELP VACCINATION SITES. >> ENNEWS. JOHNSON & JOHNSON SUBMITTED ITS ONE SHOT VACCINE FOR EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION THROUGH THE FDA. IF AUTHORIZED, THAT VACCINE COULD BE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS MARCH 1st. >> TONIGHT, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT SUNDAY’S BIG GAME. >> LET’S NOT HAVE THE SUPER BOWL BECOME THE NEXT BEGINNING OF A HUGE SURGE IN CALIFORNIA.

>> IN OHIO, FORMER POLICE OFFICER WAS ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES INCLUDING MURDER FOR THE SHOOTING OF AN UNARMED BLACK MAN. BODY CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS THE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE DID NOT TRY TO PROVIDE AID TO HIM AFTER HE WAS SHOT. >> GROWING CONFIDENCE OF ANOTHER SNOWFALL FOR THE EAST. WINTER STORM WATCHES. YOU SEE IT DIGS INTO THE SOUTH. D.C., PHILLY, ROANOKE, RICHMOND. THIS ONE DOESN’T LINGER. BECAUSE OF THAT, GET OUT OF HERE. GENERALLY SPEAKING, THREE TO SIX INCHES. AND BRUTAL COLD COMING IN. 37 BELOW ZERO IN CHICAGO. IT WILL NOT MELT. >> CANADIAN FASHION DESIGNER WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS INDEFINITELY AS HE FACES A NUMBER OF SEX CHARGES.

A MANHATTAN JUDGE HAS DENIED REQUEST FOR BAIL. CONCERNS HE MIGHT FLEE. HE IS ACCUSED OF RAPING TEENAGE GIRLS AFTER PROMISES WITH MODELING OPPORTUNITY. HE HAD BEEN ASKING FOR HOME DETENTION. >> IN THE UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY, ONE OF HIS SONS SAID HE’S BEEN BRINGING EVIDENCE AGAINST HIS FATHER TO THE AUTHORITIES. HOPING IT WILL HELP KEEP HIM BEHIND BARS. >> HE WILL SAY WHATEVER HE NEEDS TO SAY TO WHOEVER HE NEEDS TO SAY IT TO GET THE RESULT THAT HE WANTS.

DO NOT BELIEVE HE SHOULD BE ALLOWED OUT OF THE JAIL BECAUSE HE IS SO DANGEROUS. >> THE ACTOR CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 91. >> CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER DIDN’T LOVE THE ROLE THAT MADE HIM AN INTERNATIONAL MOVIE STAR. >> DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT MY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN ROAMING ABOUT SALZBURG DRESSED UP IN NOTHING BUT SOME OLD DRAPES? >> HE MADE THE STRICT BARON VON TRAM TO MARIA IN THE 1965 BLOCKBUSTER, THE SOUTH AMERICA OF MUSIC. THE SOUND OF MUCUS, HE WAS SAID TO HAVE CALLED IT.

HE LATER WARMED TO THE MOVIE AS DID HIS CHARACTER TO MARIA. >> EIDESWEISS. >> OVER 200 CREDITS TO HIS NAME. >> WHEN HE WAS NOMINATED AT THE AGE OF 88 FOR REPLACING KEVIN SPACEY IN ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD — >> I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY. >> HE BECAME THE OLDEST ACTOR TO GET SUCH A NOD. >> HE WON TWO TONY AWARDS AND WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR. ASKED ONCE IF HE WOULD EVER RETIRE FROM ACTING, HE SAID RETIREMENT IS DEAD. HE KEPT PERFORMING. >> HIS SOUND OF MUSIC CO-STAR JULIA ANDREWS THAT, QUOTE, THE WORLD HAS LOST A CONSUMMATE ACTOR TODAY AND I HAVE LOST A CHERISHED FRIEND. I CHERISH THE MEMORIES WE HAD TOGETHER AND THE WORK AND FUN WE SHARED THROUGH THE YEARS.

>>> THIS WEEK GENERAL MOTORS MADE THE POTENTIALLY GAME CHANGING ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CHIME CHANGE FIGHT. THEY WANT THEIR CARS AND TRUCKS TO HAVE ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2025. THE AUTOMAKER ISN’T ALONE WITH MANY INCHING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO MANDATING IT IN THE FUTURE. GINGER Z HAS MORE ON WHERE THE ELECTRIC CAR TECHNOLOGY STANDS. >> HI. I’M GINGER Z. AND IT’S NOT TOO LATE. I’M COMING TO YOU LIVE TONIGHT FROM MY ELECTRIC VEHICLE. OKAY. I’M NOT LIVE BUT IT IS ELECTRIC. NO GAS. NO EMISSIONS. JUST PLUG IN AND GO. >> I REMEMBER BEING BACK AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW IN THE MID 2000s.

CHEVY VOLT AND THINKING, YEAH, IT’S HAPPENING. JETSONS, HERE WE COME. JUST THE MARKET HASN’T QUITE MOVED AT LIGHT SPEED LIKE MY IMAGINATION HAS OFTEN 2% OF VEHICLES ON THE ROAD ARE ELECTRIC. I THINK THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE FOR REAL. UP WITH OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST MOVE IS TO CHANGE THE NEAT OF VEHICLES, GOING TO GO ELECTRIC. ALMOST 650,000 VEHICLES THAT DRIVE TRILLIONS OF MILES EACH YEAR. >> WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? ONE OF THE BIG REASONS PEOPLE HAVE NOT GONE ELECTRIC IS SOMETHING CALLED RANGE ANXIETY. RANGE AT A FULL CHARGE IS ALMOST 400 MILES. MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN DRIVING IT FOR WORK FOR HIS COMMUTE. HE’S ONLY HAVING TO PLUG IN TWICE A WEEK. WHAT IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A TRIP? IF I TRIED TO GO HOME TO MICHIGAN, THERE ARE SUPER CHARGING STATIONS ALONG THE WAY. HOWEVER, IT WILL TAKE ME AN EXTRA TWO AND A HALF HOURS ON WHAT IS ALREADY AN 11 1/2 HOUR TRIM.

THERE AREN’T ENOUGH SUPER CHARGING STATIONS ALONG THE WAY. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAS A PLAN FOR THAT, TOO. THEY ARE PROMISING THE INSTALLATION OF MORE THAN A HALF MILLION CHARGING STATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THE PRESIDENT ALSO WOULD LIKE THE CREATE 1 MILLION JOBS BY SHIFTING PRODUCTION OF ALL THESE GREEN CARS RIGHT HERE TO AMERICA. >> THESE AREN’T PIE IN THE SKY DREAMS. THESE ARE CONCRETE ACTIONABLE SOLUTIONS. >> IT IS NO SECRET THAT OUR GAS POWERED CARS ARE NO FRIEND TO THE ENVIRONMENT. TRANSPORTATION MAKES UP MORE THAN A QUARTER OF OUR GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IT IS AND MORE THAN THE POWER GRID, MORE THAN THE SMOKE STACKS THAT YOU SEE POLLUTING THE SKY.

>> TRANSPORTATION IS OUR BIGGEST SOURCE OF POLLUTION BURNING GASOLINE IN CARS JUST PUMPED HUGE AMOUNTS. FIVE YEARS AGO, POWER PLANTS WERE THE BIGGEST SOURCE. WE’VE BEEN MAKING PROGRESS IN CLEANING UP THE ELECTRICITY SYSTEM. >> ELECTRIC VEHICLES LEAD TO SIGNIFICANTLY LESS EMISSIONS. HYBRIDS OF COURSE RELEASE LESS CO 2 THAN THE GAS POWERED CARS AND TRUCKS. IF WE ALL SWITCHED TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES, TOMORROW, SAY, WE COULD SLASH OUR EMISSIONS BY TWO-THIRDS. >> FOR THE AVERAGE CAR ON THE ROAD TODAY IN THE UNITED STATES, IT IS BETTER TO DRIVE EVEN WHEN CHARGED 100% ON COAL THAN TO DRIVE ON GASOLINE. BUT WE’RE NOT 100% ON COAL ANYMORE. WE WERE 50% ON COAL IN 2001. NOW WE’RE LESS THAN 25%. >> HE ALSO SAYS IT IS POSSIBLE TO ELIMINATE 90% OF CAR ONLY ABOUT EMISSIONS BY 2050. TO DO THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE BIG CHANGES AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THE CHANGES NOW. >> WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO ELECTRICITY TRIIDENTIFY 80 PLUS PERCENT OF THE MILES WE DRIVE. >> ALL THE OWNUS ISN’T JUST ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES. WE HAVE TO HAVE A CULTURAL SHIFT. WE HAVE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO DRIVE LESS. WE HAVE TO MAKE TRANSPORTATION BETTER.

THEY’RE UP TO TEN NEW ELECTRIC TRUCKS AND SUVs THAT ARE ENTERING THE MARKET JUST THIS YEAR. WE’RE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING ALL OF THEM. TO GET THE LOWDOWN ON ALL THAT, I TALKED TO MY BUDDY AND GURU. >> THERE IS BEEN TALK OF HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR DECADES. WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG? >> YOU KNOW, IT IS ONE OF THESE THINGS. EVEN NOW, WHAT IS IT? 2021 NOW. AND NOW GM IS SAYING, 2035 IS WHEN THEY EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO STOP SELLING GAS AND DIESEL CARS. SO IT IS STILL A WAYS AWAY. OTHER COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO DO THIS TO FORD.

THEY CAME OUT WITH THE MUSTANG. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CAR. I THINK THAT WILL BE VERY ATTRACTIVE TO PEOPLE. >> IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO WHEN WE ARE DRIVING A TESLA, PEOPLE ARE JUST SCARED OF NEW AND DIFFERENT. AND THE BIG MYTHS, WELL, YOU CAN’T GO THAT FAR. THAT’S JUST NOT TRUE ANYMORE. >> IT’S NOT TRUE. BUT WHAT IS TRUE IS THAT YOU DOME HAVE, RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GET ON THE ROAD IN A REGULAR CAR AND YOU CAN FIND A GAS STATION ANYWHERE. >> YEAH. YOU CAN’T FIND AN ELECTRIC CHARGING STATION EVERYWHERE. SO I THINK BECAUSE THAT INFRASTRUCTURE ISN’T THERE JUST YET, THERE IS THAT FEAR. AND SOME OF IT MAY BE LEGITIMATE. SOME OF IT MAY NOT. PEOPLE SAY, IF I GET ON THE ROAD AND I NEED TO CHARGE THIS CAR, WHERE DO I CHARGE IT? AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIM AND STILL FIND A PLACE TO CHARGE THE CAR? I WILL SAY, I THINK PRICE IS ALSO A BIG PROBLEM.

BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY, EVs, RIGHT NOW, STILL A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN REGULAR CARS. SO I THINK THOSE ARE PRACTICAL THINGS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND INSTALLING A CHARGING TAGS AT HOME. >> I IMAGINE WHEN NISSAN AND GM, AND GM ESPECIALLY, THAT AMERICAN MADE, AND THE FACE-150 FORD, THS HUGE. MY DAD, THAT’S WHAT HE’LL WAIT FOR. >> AND THAT SPEAKS TO THIS IS A TRUCK AND SUV COUNTRY. ONCE WE SEE THAT, PEOPLE MIGHT SAY, OKAY. THIS WILL BE INTERESTING. I THINK THE MOVE WILL BE REALLY MONDAY UMTAL WHEN WE LOOK AT OTHER AUTOMAKERS.

WELL, COMING UP, I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO DRIVE THE MUSTANG — >> NICE! >> MY FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE. THAT WILL BE FOR YOU. >> WOW, GOOD! >> IT’S NEVER TOO LATE, RIGHT? EVERY TENTH OF A DEGREE MATTERS THAT WE CAN AVOID CARBON POLLUTION AND GLOBAL WARMING. BUT THE FASTER WE ACT, THE BETTER OUR OPPORTUNITIES ARE IN THE FUTURE. AND IF WE WANT TO HAVE A VERY CLOSE TO ZERO TRANSPORTATION SECTOR IN TERMS OF CARBON POLLUTION, THE SOONER WE START PHASING OUT THOSE GASOLINE VEHICLES, THE BETTER. >> THE SOONER, THE BETTER. SO WE CAN ENSURE THAT IT REALLY ISN’T SOONER. >> AND OUR BIG THANKS TO GINGER AND GEO FOR THAT. UP NEXT, THE SOUND DESIGNED TO KEEP YOU MOVING. >> AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS. NUMBER ONE IN THE MORNING. NUMBER ONE IN THE EVENING. WITH AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED NEW NEWSCAST.

THE NUMBER ONE DAYTIME TALK SHOW. AND NUMBER ONE IN STREAMING NEWS. ABC NEWS IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS. >> THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES OF OUR TIME. “NIGHTLINE.” >> TRUE CRIME. CINEMATIC. REAL LIFE DRAMA. STUNNING. THE UNTHINKABLE. FOLLOW CLUES. THE HUNT. >> FEEL BETTER. FEEL HAPPIER. >> HOW ABOUT A THIRD HOUR OF “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” IN THE AFTERNOON. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU. >> FIGURE OUT WHAT’S REALLY OUT THERE. >> THEY’RE OUT THERE. >> THING MY HEART, HE DID THIS. >> YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER TRUTH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO FINAL UNLESS YOU TRY TO FIND IT.

>> THE REALITY IS OUR COUNTRY CAN COLLAPSE FROM WITHIN. >> YOU SEE THE WHITE POWER MOVEMENT ON THE MARCH. >> WE JUST NEED TO START TALKING ABOUT RACE. >> HOME GROWN HATE. THE WAR AMONG US. >> THIS IS A REAL WAKE-UP CALL. STREAMING NOW. >>> FINALLY ON THIS FIRST FRIDAY OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, THE SOUND OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL. NOT THE USUAL BELTWAY BLABBERING. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT NONSTOP GO-GO. ALTHOUGH SOME MAY BE TRYING TO SILENCE THAT SOUND, YOU CAN TRY TO SLOW IT DOWN BUT NOBODY CAN STOP GO-GO. >> WASHINGTON, D.C. THE NATION’S CAPITAL. HOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS, COUNTLESS MUSEUMS AND THE NATIONALITY MALL. BUT THERE IS A RICH CULTURE OUTSIDE POLITICS THAT IS LESS TALKED ABOUT BEYOND THE METRO AREA. >> WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT THIS. GO-GO. A FREE FLOWING FUNK MUSIC GENRE, ORIGINALLY IN D.C. IN THE EARLY ’70s. FOR DECADES, IT HAS BEEN D.C.’S MOST INFLUENTIAL HOME GROWN CULTURAL.

>> IT IS ALL LIVE INSTRUMENTS, DRUMS, CONGOS, GUITARS, KEY BOARDS, HORNS, EVERYTHING. THE KEY TO IT, IT IS HEAVY ON THE PERCUSSION. IT DOESN’T STOP. ONCE THE BAND STARTS, THEY DON’T STOP. SO EITHER THE END OF THE SHOW OR UNTIL THEY FINALLY TAKE A BREAK AND THEN COME BACK ON THE NEXT SET. SO THAT’S WHY IT IS CALLED GO-GO. IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON. >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE’RE IN THE HOUSE. >> AN DRE JOHNSON, THE GUITARIST. HE REMEMBER WHEN THE HEAVY DRUM BASE FUNK SOUND MADE ITS MARK IN THE DISTRICT.

>> WHEN WE STARTED, IT WASN’T CALLED GO-GO. WHEN WE STARTED, HIP HOP WASN’T EVEN KNOWN YET. WE WERE JUST PLAYING D.C. MUSIC AT THAT POINT. >> THE LATE CHUCK BROWN KNOWN AS THE MASTER MINE BEHIND GO-GO MUSIC CREDITED AS THE FOUNDER OF THE GENRE. >> HE WAS THE ONE WHO CAME UP WITH THE CONCEPT, AS SOON AS YOU FINISH THE FIRST SONG, YOU START RIGHT AWAY WITH THE NEXT SONG. >> BROWN WAS KNOWN FOR HIS LEGENDARY LIVE SHOWS. A MAN WHOSE REPUTATION THRIVED ON GETTING PEOPLE TO THE DANCE FLOOR AND KEEPING THEM THERE FOR HOURS. HE TOOK BATON AND KEPT THE MUSIC GOING. HIS PAST, FAIFG FUTURE FOR PEOPLE LIKE THIS. HE GREW UP LISTENING TO THE MUSIC AND NOW SPINS GO-GO RECORDS ON THE TURN TABLES. >> THE SOUND OF THE MUSIC. FOR US GROWING UP HERE, IT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD EVER THINK THERE WAS ANY OTHER MUSIC OTHER THAN GO-GO. GROWING UP, YOUR FIRST INTRODUCTION TO GO-GO WAS THROUGH YOUR PARENT, BIG BROTHERS, SISTERS, YOUR AUNTS.

>> THE LEGENDARY BACKYARD BAND. ONE OF D.C.’S MOST RECOGNIZED GO-GO BANDS TO DATE. THE BAND MOST KNOWN FOR ADDING THE FLAVOR TO THE CHARTS. >> WHEN THE AUDIENCE HEARS THE GO-GO VERSION, THAT MAKES THEM LIKE TO HEAR IT EVEN MORE. THEY HAVE ADAPTED TO IT. THEY’VE MADE IT A DIFFERENT SONG THAN IT IS BUT THEY LOVE IT. >> HE FELT THE GROOVY SONGS OF GO-GO WERE BEING SILENCED IN ITS OWN PLACE DUE IN PART TO GENTRYIFICATION. STORES NOW OCCUPY THE SPACES. >> I WANT TO SAY TWO YEARS AGO THERE WAS A NOISE COMPLAINT FILED FOR THE METRO PCS STORE. ANY TIME YOU DRIVE BY, THERE IS GO-GO MUSIC. IT TRIED TO SHARE THE MUSIC. >> THEY STOPPED US FROM PLAYING FROM ALL THE CLUBS IN THE PARKS. >> ONCE THAT MOVEMENT STARTED, IT WAS REACTIONARY TO GENTRYIFICATION, ALL THOSE OTHER THINGS, IT REALLY MADE IT KIND OF LIKE, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS OUR SOUND AND THIS IS WHAT OUR CITY STANDS BEHIND IN THIS PART OF OUR HISTORY.

>> HOW HAVE YOU EVOLVED? >> A LOT OF THE OLD PLAYERS ABANDONED GO-GO. THEY WERE GONE, WENT OVERSEAS. WE KEPT IT GOING. IT JUST KEPT GOING. >> THOUGH THE MUSIC IS STILL EVOLVING, THE BEAT KEEPS GOING AND GOING — >> THEY’RE CERTAIN THEIR LOVE OF GO-GO WILL FOREVER REMAIN UNCHANGED. >> IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT I’VE KNOWN.

>> I THINK THERE WILL BE A HUGE, HUGE RESURGENCE WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. >> AND KEEP HAVING TO SHOW OUR FUTURE KIDS AND THE LAWMAKERS TO PUT THE PLATFORMS TOGETHER AND DIFFERENT PIECES TOGETHER. I WON’T LET IT DIE ANYWAY. >> FOR ABC NEWS LIVE. WASHINGTON. >> YOU CAN’T STOP THE GO-GO. BEFORE WE GO TONIGHT, OUR IMAGE OF THE DAY. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SCHOOL CUSTODIAN WHO, WITH NO ONE WATCHING, HE THROWS UP A TRICK SHOT. NOTHING BUT NET. HE GETS HIS STUFF AND HE MOVES RIGHT ON. THANK GOODNESS THOSE SECURITY CAMERAS WERE ROLLING TO CATCH THAT. THAT’S OUR SHOW FOR THIS HOUR. STAY TUNED FOR MORE CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF THE TOP STORIES. THANK YOU FOR STREAMING WITH US. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND..

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