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Hurricane Ian slams ashore in South Carolina, marking a third U.S. landfall; recovery begins in storm-ravaged Florida; voters head to the polls in Brazil.
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 MAN. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> THE DRAMATIC SCENE OFF THE COAST OF CHARLESTON. BOATS HAMMERED BY THE WIND, AS HURRICANE IAN SLAMS ASHORE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, MAKING IT SECOND LANDFALL ON THE U.S.. THE CATEGORY ONE STORM HITTING CHARLESTON WITH WINDS UP TO 85 MILES PER HOUR. THE HURRICANE BRINGING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE OF UP TO SEVEN FEET. WE'LL HAVE THE VERY LATEST ON THE GROUND FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING THE MAYOR OF MYRTLE BEACH. FLORIDA'S LEFT REELING AFTER IAN'S PATH OF DESTRUCTION ACROSS THE STATE, WHILE HUNDREDS HAVE BEEN RESCUED, AND THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING. AS SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS WORK AROUND THE CLOCK TO REACH THOSE STILL TRAPPED, AFTER RIDING OUT THE STORM. WITH MILLIONS STILL OUT OF POWER, WE WILL SURVEY THE DEVASTATION ACROSS THE SUNSHINE STATE, AND LOOK AHEAD TO IAN'S BAT UP THE EAST COAST. OVERSEAS, VLADIMIR PUTIN MAKES HIS BIGGEST MOVE SINCE THE WAR BEGAN, BUT THEN, AN ILLEGAL ANNEXATION OF FOR AREAS OF UKRAINE, CLAIMING THEY ARE NOW PART OF RUSSIA. THE WEST REJECTING THE MOVE WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN WARNING, PUTIN'S ACTIONS HAVE NO LEGITIMACY. WE WILL LOOK AT WHAT THE ANNEXATION MEANS FOR THE BROADER FIGHT FOR UKRAINE. THE BATTLE FOR BRAZIL AT THE BALLOT BOX THIS WEEKEND. VOTERS HEADING TO THE POLLS AND LATIN AMERICA'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY. WITH THE COUNTRY'S LEADER KNOWN AS THE TRUMP AT FOR THE TROPICS FACING OFF AGAINST A FORMER PRESIDENT ONCE CONVICTED OF CRIMES. WE WILL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE ELECTION FIGHT. AND OUR CONVERSATION WITH KYLER PRATTE, THE ACTRESS KNOWN FOR PORTRAYING OUTSPOKEN CHARACTERS REPRESENTING FEMALE EMPOWERMENT. SHE SITS DOWN WITH LINDSEY DAVIS ABOUT HER LATEST PROJECT, INCLUDING REPRISING HER ICONIC ROLE AS PENNY PROUD IN THE PROUD FAMILY LOUDER AND PROUD. ARE >> WE GOT LITERALLY LOUDER AND PROUDER. WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN A SHOW AND TALKED ABOUT SUBJECTS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SHY AWAY FROM AND HERE WE ARE ALL ABOUT REPRESENTATION. ALL ABOUT TELLING A STORY. >> GOOD EVENING, I'M MARY BRUC, HERE IN WASHINGTON, IN FOR LATENCY DAVIS. THANKS FOR STREAMING WITH US. TONIGHT, IAN HAS MADE LANDFALL AGAIN. THE STORE BATTERING COMMUNITIES AS RESIDENTS IN FLORIDA BEGIN THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY. IAN MADE LANDFALL FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THE U.S. AROUND 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON IN GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA, JUST SOUTH OF MYRTLE BEACH, AS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE. WITH 85 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. TONIGHT, IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND THAT NUMBER IS RISING AS THE SHEER SCALE OF DEVASTATION IS NOW COMING INTO FOCUS. THE IMAGES FROM ABOVE ARE SIMPLY HEARTBREAKING. FLATTENED HOMES, EACH OF THESE REPRESENTING LIVES ABANDONED. AND TONIGHT, IT IS POISED TO CONTINUE WREAKING HAVOC IN NORTH CAROLINA AND ITS EFFECTS WILL BE FELT ON THE ENTIRE EAST COAST ALL WEEKEND. OUR TEAM HAS A COVER TONIGHT. WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THE INSTRUCT IN A MOMENT, AND THE DESTRUCTION IN FLORIDA. BUT FIRST, OUT WOULD LAPEZE REPORTS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. >> TONIGHT, IAN IS ON THE MOVE MAKING A THIRD UN LANDFALL AS A -- 85 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. ROARING ON SHORE IN SOUTH CAROLINA'S LOW COUNTRY AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME. DURING HIGH TIDE. >> THE SURGE IS COMING IN HARD. >> AND POWERFUL STORM SURGE SENDING TRASH CANS AND DEBRIS IN THE BEACH. AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY, THEY ARE USING HIGH WATER VEHICLES TO RESCUE FAMILIES TRAPPED, GATHERING PEOPLE AND THEIR PETS OUT OF WATER COMING UP ALMOST UP TO THEIR WAIST. CAREFULLY IT'S DISTINCT THEM AS THEY CLIMB INSIDE. OF POLICE ISLAND, DEBRIS FROM UP HERE RIPPED APART OVERSEE. IN CHARLESTON, POWERFUL WINDS TOSSING BOATS IN THE HARBOR. WAVES ARE RUSHING INTO THIS GARAGE, IAN IS MAKING LANDFALL HERE, IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SOUTH OF HERE, IN FOLLY BEACH -- >> IT'S RAINING, IT'S WINDY, IT'S FLOODING. >> THIS MAN AND HIS FIANCÉE SHELTERING IN PLACE. >> THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO GET MARRIED THIS WEEKEND. IAN, NOW A MONSTER STORM WHEN THOUSAND MILES ACROSS AND STILL A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. >> ELWYN JOINS US NOW FROM CHARLESTON. L1, THE STORM IS FINALLY MOVING OUT OF THERE BUT OFFICIALS ARE STILL ON CONCERN TONIGHT. >> OFFICIALS ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE HERE. THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE FINDING, TOPPLE DREAMS, LIKE THIS ONE TONIGHT. OFFICIALS ARE WARNING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF THE ROADS. THEY SAY WITH THE GROUND SO SATURATED, THERE'S A POSSIBILITY MORE TREES CAN COME CRASHING DOWN. MARY? >> ELWYN, THANK YOU. AS THE END BEGINS ITS RUN OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD, DOWN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, RESIDENTS ARE JUST BEGINNING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE MAGNITUDE OF THE DESTRUCTION. THE DEATH TOLL IS BEGINNING TO RISE RAPIDLY, AND THERE ARE FEARS THAT THE COMPLETE IMPACTS HAVE YET TO BE REALIZED. OUR VICTOR OQUENDO AND THE TEAM RODE OUT THE STORM IN SANIBEL, FLORIDA. THAT COMMUNITY CUT OFF RUIN PART OF THE CAUSEWAY CONNECTING IT TO THE MAINLAND WAS DESTROYED. TODAY, THEY MADE IT OUT. HE HAS MORE ON WHAT HE SAW >> TONIGHT, THE URGENT SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION AFTER HURRICANE IAN CAUSED ANOTHER DESTRUCTION IN FLORIDA. THE DEATH TOLL RISING TO 30. THREE, AND THE DEADLIEST STORM TO HIT THE STATE IN 60 YEARS. >> IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE? >> NO. >> COAST GUARD HELICOPTER SCOOPING UP SURVIVORS FROM THE ONCE PICTURESQUE ISLAND OF SANIBEL, NOW CUT OFF FROM THE MAINLAND. IT'S CAUSEWAY, RIPPED APART BY E. AND WE RACED OUT THERE BY BOAT. THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION, PROJECT DYNAMO, TAKING US ASHORE. GREETED, NOT BY PEOPLE, BUT BY THE SOUNDS OF FIRE ALARMS. THE SCOPE OF THE DEVASTATION, QUICKLY COMING INTO FOCUS. THE STRUCTURE AFTER STRUCTURE, HOUSE AFTER HOUSE, IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING HERE ON SANIBEL ISLAND SUSTAIN SOME KIND OF DAMAGE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, IT WAS PICKED UP RIGHT OFF THE FOUNDATION. IT WAS PUSHED IN THAT DIRECTION. UNFORTUNATELY, SO MUCH OF SANIBEL LOOKS LIKE THIS NOW. >> ALONG THE ONCE PRISTINE BEACH, WE FIND NEIGHBORS JIM AND JULIE ALREADY BEING HELP. THEY RODE OUT THE STORM AND ARE WAITING TO BE RESCUED FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS. OUR GROUP, FLANKING DOWN A COAST GUARD HELICOPTER OVERHEAD. JIM AND JUDY, BOARDING THAT HELICOPTER, FINALLY, OFF SANIBEL. IAN, SLAMMING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AS A POWERFUL CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE. TEARING HOMES TO SHREDS, DESTROYING BEACH FRONT COMMUNITIES, AND CUTTING POWER TO MORE THAN 2 MILLION PEOPLE. AN ARMY OF POWER GROUPS, FANNING OUT ACROSS THE STATE, RACING TO RESTORE ELECTRICITY. THIS CAMERA AND FORT MYERS, CAPTURED HOW QUICKLY AND HOW HIGH THE WATER ROSE AND JUST OVER AN HOUR. IMAGES SHOWING THE DESTRUCTION THERE, DOZENS OF HOMES, GONE. DOZENS OF HOMES, CORRECT. ONE OFFICIAL SAYING 90% OF FORT MYERS BEACH IS PRETTY MUCH GONE. RAVAGED BY RECORD STORM SURGE. RESCUERS CALLING THIS MAN OUT OF THE RUBBLE IN THE HOME THERE. WITH THEIR BARE HANDS. FORCING HIM ONTO A BOARD. TODAY, MORE THAN 20 CRITICALLY ILL BABIES WERE EVACUATED FROM A FORT MYERS HOSPITAL THAT WAS USING BACKUP GENERATORS AND RUNNING OUT OF PORTABLE WATER. ONE OF THESE BABIES WAS AIRLIFTED FROM JOE DIMAGGIO'S HOSPITAL. >> WE KNOW THESE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN THROUGH A CATASTROPHIC EVENT. >> IAN, SPARKING A ONE AND 1000-YEAR FLOODING EVENT IN PARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. NEW BODY CAM VIDEO SHOWS DEPUTIES DESPERATELY TRYING TO SAVE A WOMAN TRAPPED IN RAGING FLOODWATERS, FORMING A HUMAN CHAIN USING A ROPE, PULLING THE WOMAN TO SAFETY. >> OKAY? >> THE WATER, TEN FEET DEEP. PRESIDENT BIDEN SAID TODAY SAYING INSTRUCTION LIKELY RANKED THE WORSE IN THE NATION'S HISTORY. >> YOU'VE ALL SEEN ON TELEVISION, HOMES AND PROPERTY WIPED OUT. IT'S GOING TO TAKE MONTHS, YEARS, TO REBUILD. AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ALL THOSE FOLKS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED BY THE STORM. AMERICA'S HEART IS LITERALLY BREAKING. >> THE PRESIDENT, SPEAKING WITH FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR, RON DESANTIS, AGAIN TODAY. >> TIMES LIKE THESE, AMERICANS COME TOGETHER, THEY PUT ASIDE POLITICS. THEY PUT ASIDE DIVISION. AND WE COME TOGETHER TO HELP EACH OTHER. >> MEANWHILE, BACK IN SANIBEL TONIGHT, JIM AND JUDY, TWO PEOPLE WHO MADE IT TWO DAYS TO BE RESCUED. THE QUESTION NOW, HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR THAT RESCUE? >> THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION REMAINING TONIGHT. VIKTOR CAN-DO JOINS US NOW FROM FORT MYERS. VICTOR, YOU WITNESSED THE FURY OF HURRICANE IAN ON SIGN A BILL TODAY. WHAT DOES THEIR ROAD TO RECOVERY LOOK LIKE? >> WE ARE BACK ON THE MAINLAND HERE, HERE IN FORT MYERS, YOU CAN SEE THE CONDITION OF THIS MARINA. THE BOATS, TOSSED AROUND LIKE TOYS. WE ALSO HAVE DRONE VIDEOS TAKEN FROM ABOVE. THIS WAS THE SAME ARENA THAT WE LEFT FROM TO GO TO SANIBEL, AND IT WAS HEARTBREAKING TO SEE THAT BELOVED CITY AND SUCH TERRIBLE CONDITIONS. JIM, WHO WE MET, THAT NEIGHBOR, HE TELLS US THAT HE IS EAGER TO GET BACK AND EVENTUALLY REBUIL, BUT HE KNOWS IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LONG TIME. MARY, HE SAYS, IT JUST WON'T BE THE SAME SANIBEL. >> SO HARD TO IMAGINE. RICK VICTOR OQUENDO, THANK. YOU AND OUR THANKS TO THE ENTIRE ABC NEWS TEAM COVERING THIS DEVASTATING STORM. JOINING US NOW IS HOLLY SMITH, THE MAYOR OF SANIBEL, FLORIDA. MAYOR, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. AND FIRST, HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DOING TONIGHT? >> MY FAMILY IS FINE, THANK YOU. THANKS FOR ASKING. A LOT OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS, EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS, MEANING MY COMMUNITY, ARE ON SANIBEL. WE'RE GONNA GET THEM OFF. >> WE ARE CERTAINLY GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE DOING ALL RIGHT. SO WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW ON THE GROUND THERE? >> I JUST, ABOUT 30 MINUTES AG, I JUST STEPPED OFF THE BOAT AND WE WERE ON THE ISLAND FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS TODAY. IT WAS OUR FIRST LOOK ON THE GROUND. AND I SEE EVERYTHING THAT THEY SHOT ALL AROUND US, UNLESS YOU'RE ON THE GROUND, YOU REALLY CAN'T TAKE IN THE GRAVITY OF WHAT WE EXPERIENCED. IT'S A DIFFERENT SANIBEL. >> WE KNOW OF COURSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE SECOND HOMES, VACATION HOMES IN SIGN A BILL. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY THERE AT THE TIME? >> YES. LAST NIGHT, WE HAD A LIST OF APPROXIMATELY 300 RESIDENTS TO CHECK. AND THERE COULD'VE BEEN MULTIPLE PEOPLE WITHIN THOSE RESIDENCES. SO, THERE WAS A PRETTY GOOD NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO SHELTER IN PLACE IN THE STORM. >> YOU MENTIONED 300 RESIDENTS. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HOW MANY MAYBE MISSING OR ANY SENSE OF POSSIBLE LOSS OF LIFE? >> WE -- IT'S A MOVING TARGET RIGHT NOW, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. WE ARE STILL GETTING NAMES CALLED IN. IT'S A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE LIST WE ARE GETTING AND IT'S JUST SAYING, ARE THEY OKAY. WHO IS MISSING? IT'S GOING TO TAKE SEVERAL DAYS BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE -- BY OTHER MEANS THAN OURS. SO IT'S ABOUT IDENTIFYING THOSE INDIVIDUALS, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US. AS FAR AS WE KNOW AT THIS POIN, THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES REPORTED ARE FOR. >> IS THAT A NUMBER YOU EXPECT TO GO UP? >> I HOPE NOT. I WILL TELL YOU LOOKING AT WHAT WE SAW TODAY, I HOPE IT DOESN'T INCREASE. WE'VE SEEN SEVERAL AREAS THAT STILL WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET THROUGH. IT'S A SLOW PROCESS. BUT I WANT TO BE VERY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET EVERYBODY -- EVERYONE ELSE UP AS THEY CAN, AND THEY WILL BE SAFE. >> WE CERTAINLY HOPE SO. WE ARE LOOKING AT THESE IMAGES, WE ARE SEEING THE DEVASTATION. IT'S HARD TO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND IT. WHAT, AT THIS HOUR, IS THE BIGGEST NEED? AND HOW IS THE LACK OF ACCESS TO SANIBEL, BECAUSE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CAUSEWAY, HOW IS THAT HAMPERING RECOVERY EFFORTS? >> WELL, I THINK, I'VE GOT TO DO -- WHEN I WAS THERE TODAY, THE RESPONSE -- WE GOT ON THE GROUND YESTERDAY, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS WERE ON THE GROUND I THINK ABOUT BY 8 AM. AND THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE SINCE WE JUST FINISHED THE STORM. WHAT WE SAW TODAY IN SANIBEL FIRST RESPONDERS AND HOW THEY GOT ON THERE AND ACTED IMMEDIATELY, I THINK WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, FROM THE FEDERAL FROM THE STATE LEVEL, OUR COMMISSIONS, OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, THERE ARE SO MANY BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN THAT SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORT GOING ON. I AM ABSOLUTELY AMAZED HOW MUCH THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR, THEY ARE GETTING THE JOB DONE. THAT'S PRIORITY ONE TO GET EVERYONE OUT SAFELY. I WAS COMING BACK ON THE BOAT, THERE WERE 50 PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE RECORDED THAT GOT EVACUATED FROM THE BOAT WE WERE GOING OH FOR -- GOING ON. THEY'RE WORKING HARD, THEY'RE WORKING FAST, PEOPLE ARE GETTING IN GETTING TO THE ROADS. AND GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED. >> THAT IS GOOD TO HEAR. SOME PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THIS UNFOLD, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND THEY WANT TO HELP. WHAT COULD PEOPLE BE DOING RIGHT NOW TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY? >> RIGHT NOW, WE ARE IN AN OPERATIONAL PHASE FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE. AND WE -- EVERYONE WANTS TO VOLUNTEER, EVERYONE WANTS TO HELP. WE WILL HAVE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. BUT RIGHT NOW, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN CHARGE, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, OUR CITY MANAGER DAVID SOUSA, AND OUR EMPLOYEES HERE IN THE CITY OF SANIBEL WITH THE COUNTY HELP US, WE HAVE TO DO THIS A CERTAIN WAY. A SAFE WAY. WE ARE ASKING ON STANDBY. WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO CALL IN TO THE CITY FOR A VOLUNTEER LIST. AS WE HAVE THE LOGISTICS THAT WE NEED IN PLACE TO HAVE A PLAN FOR IT, WE WILL BE MAKING THOSE CALLS BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY LONG RECOVERY PROCESS. BUT NOW, IT IS GETTING EVERYONE OFF THE ISLAND TO SAFETY. IT IS NOT HABITABLE. >> A VERY LONG ROAD AHEAD INDEED. MAYOR SMITH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE PEOPLE OF YOUR COMMUNITY TONIGHT. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE VERY RESILIENT. AND WE WILL RETURN. >> ROB MARCIANO JOINS US NOW FROM FORT MYERS. ROB, TIME OUT WHAT HAS EVEN LEFT FOR US? >> WE'VE GOT A LOT LEFT. A LOT OF. IN THE BACKSIDE FOR THE MOST PART. AT LEAST, GOOD NEWS WITH, THIS IS THE WEATHER HERE IN THE STORM ZONE HAS BEEN VERY GOOD AND COOPERATIVE FOR RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. BUT THE FRONT SIDE OF THE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO WREAK HAVOC NOW IN THE ATLANTIC. YOU SEE THE CENTER, HERE IT'S CLOSE TO MYRTLE BEACH, FROM 40 50 MILES PER HOUR. MOST OF THE ACTION IS IN THE CENTER, IS POST-TROPICAL STORM, BUT A FORMIDABLE ONE AT THAT WITH A 20 WATCH TO REMAIN OF THE CAROLINA BORDER THROUGH VIRGINIA BEACH FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS THEY MAY EXTEND THAT. THAT'S -- THE BIG CITIES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THIS THING, IT'S WESTERN LOAD -- WE WILL LOOK FOR MORE IN THE WAY OF HEAVIER RAIN AND BIG WIN IN CITIES LIKE COLUMBIA, CHARLOTTE, ROWAN DURHAM, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA BEACH, CERTAIN THOSE ONES ON THE COAST ARE GONNA SEE THE MOST DAMAGING WINDS AND THE RAIN AND THE SATURATED SOILS, WE WILL SEE MORE TREES AND POWER LINES COMING DOWN. D.C., BALTIMORE, AND THE DELMARVA IT, WINDS GUSTING OVER 40 AND 50 MILES PER HOUR. AND THE HEAVY, RAIN FLOODING RAINS, ROLLING UP THROUGH PHILADELPHIA, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK CITY, IN THE MORNING. NEW HAVEN IN EASTERN PARTS OF MASSACHUSETTS. AND IT'S GOING TO COME DOWN SOME PRETTY INTENSE RAIN. WE WILL SEE SOME URBAN FLOODING HERE. 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAINFALL, AROUND THE NEW YORK CITY AREA, BACK THROUGH PHILADELPHIA AND D.C.. SIX INCHES PLUS ALONG THE COASTLINE. WE WILL SEE SOME FLOODING THAT SHOULDN'T BE AS BAD AS LEFTOVERS FROM I WAS LAST YEAR THAT HAD HORRIFIC FLOODS IN THE NEW YORK, METRO AREA. BUT WE WILL SEE SOME FLOODING WITH YOU. AND CERTAINLY EVERYONE ON THE EAST COAST IS GETTING A PIECE OF IAN. MARY? >> ROB MARCIANO, TRAPPING IT ALL FOR US, THANK YOU, ROB. SO, LET'S CHECK BACK IN ON SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE IN CONTINUES ITS MARCH, THE MAYOR OF MYRTLE BEACH JOINS US NOW. MAYOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US WE KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORM. HOW ARE CONDITIONS? NOW >> THANKFULLY, THINGS ARE VERY CALM. THE STORM IS OVER. BUT IT WAS PRETTY DICEY FOR QUITE AWHILE THIS AFTERNOON. >> HOW DID THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH PREPARE FOR THIS? >> WELL, WE ARE USED TO GETTING THE STORMS, SO OUR CREWS KNOW HOW TO PREPARE. OWED WOULD STAY, THEY WERE SECURING BENCHES, AND LOWERING THE WATER LEVELS IN THE STORMWATER RETENTION PONDS, READING DRAINS, AND DITCHES, AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO, AT THAT TIME, WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A TROPICAL STORM. THE PREPARATIONS WERE DONE, BUT THANKFULLY, EVERYTHING IS OKAY. >> WE'RE WATCHING ALL OF THE SO CLOSELY. DID YOU SEE THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE CHANGE AT ALL? HOW DID YOU PREPARE? >> I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THE PEOPLE IN FLORIDA ARE GOING THROUGH. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM. WE PREPARE FOR THE STORMS BASED ON WHAT WE THINK WE CAN GET, BUT THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE. THE MAIN THING IS TO TRY TO EDUCATE OUR RESIDENTS, AND OUR VISITORS, WHO COME HERE. WHAT IS GETTING READY TO TAKE PLACE, BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT ANYTHING LIKE THIS. WE NEED TO EDUCATE PEOPLE, AND, HOPEFULLY, THEY FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES, AND THE DIRECTIONS, THAT WE GIVE THEM. FOR THE MOST PART, THEY DID TODAY. >> THAT, IS CERTAINLY, GOOD TO HEAR. THERE IS ALWAYS A POINT WHEN IT COMES TO THE STORM SEARCH. HOW DOES MYRTLE BEACH PROTECT ITSELF AGAINST THE INFLUX OF WATER? >> WE WORK WITH OUR STAY, AND WITH OUR FRIENDS IN WASHINGTON D.C., WHO ARE SO GRACIOUS TO HELP US. OUR SAND DUNES HAVE BEEN BUILT UP FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM AFRAID THAT THAT IS PROBABLY NOT THE CASE. I WILL BE OUT WITH THE CITY MANAGER, FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, ASSESSING HOW THE BEACH HELD UP, AS WELL AS OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY. AND BASED ON WHAT I SAW THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE WAVES, AND THE TIDE, AND THE SEARCH, I DON'T THINK OUR BEACH HELD UP VERY WELL. WE WILL KNOW THE EXTENT OF THAT DAMAGE, TOMORROW. >> SO MANY QUESTIONS, STILL NEEDING TO BE ANSWERED ABOUT THE IMPACT. WHAT IS YOUR BEST TO THE PEOPLE OF MYRTLE BEACH TONIGHT? >> STANDS DIED, STILL. THERE IS A LOT OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS THAT ARE OUT, THERE IS A LOT OF POWER OUTAGES, THAT ARE STILL IN THE AREA, AND WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THERE COULD BE LANSDOWNE, OR ET CETERA, SO WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO STAY OUTSIDE SAYS, AND SO MANY OF US ARE GOING TO HAVE MAJOR YARD WORK CLEANUP, REPAIRS TO OUR BUILDINGS. HELP THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP THEMSELVES, ESPECIALLY TO PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED. IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS, AND WE WANT TO HELP FLORIDA. SAYS I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE IN THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH, WHETHER IT WAS THROUGH THE RED CROSS, OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, BECAUSE IT COULD BE US ONE DAY. >> HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR, SUCH IMPORTANT ADVICE. MAYOR BRENDA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US, AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU, AS YOU CONTINUE TO CLEAN UP FROM THIS DEVASTATING STORM. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> WE TURN TO THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE WAR IN UKRAINE. VLADIMIR PUTIN, OFFICIALLY ANNEXING PARTS OF UKRAINE. THE WEST, AND BIDEN, REJECTING IT IS ILLEGITIMATE. ON THE GROUND IN UKRAINE, RUSSIAN FORCES CARRY OUT A DEADLY ATTACK ON A HUMANITARIAN CONVOY, KILLING AT LEAST 30 CIVILIANS, INCLUDING SOME CHILDREN. SOME OF THE IMAGES YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE IS DISTURBING. HERE IS IN PANEL IN UKRAINE. >> TONIGHT, A RALLY IN RED SQUARE AS, LET HIM OR PUTIN DECLARES FOR REGIONS IN UKRAINE PARTS OF RUSSIA, LEADING THREE CHEERS FOR A WAR THAT HAS GONE AWRY. >> SPEAKING EARLIER, AT A SIGNING CEREMONY ON THE KREMLI, PUTIN CALLED THE WEST, EVIL, BLAMING IT FOR THE WAR IN UKRAINE. THREATENING TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, HE SAID, AMERICA CREATED A PRECEDENT BUT DROPPING THE BOMBS ON JAPAN IN 1945. PUTIN, DOUBLING DOWN ON THIS WARNING. WE WILL PROTECT OUR LAND WITH ALL OF THE FORCES, AND MEANS, AT OUR DISPOSAL. AFTER SIGNING THE SO-CALLED TREATIES, ALONG WITH THE LEADERS OF THE OCCUPIED UKRAINIAN TERRITORIES, THE AUDIENCE, CHANTING, RUSSIA, RUSSIA. ON THE GROUND, THIS IS THE REALITY OF RUSSIA'S CAMPAIGN. STRIKING A HUMANITARIAN CONVOY IN UKRAINE, KILLING AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN, WITH MORE THAN 80 HOSPITALIZED. THE CIVILIAN CONVOY 40 VEHICLE, HEADING INTO RUSSIAN OCCUPIED ZAPORIZHZHIA, TO PICK UP FAMIL, AND TAKE THEM TO SAFETY. ZAPORIZHZHIA, ONE OF THE FOR REASONS OF ADALYNN NEAR PUTIN DECLARED PART OF RUSSIA TODAY. PRESIDENT SOMEONE SKIER, SPAWNING TO THE ANNEXATION BY INSISTING, UKRAINE WILL EXPEL RUSSIA FROM THE WHOLE COUNTRY, AND FORMALLY APPLY TO FAST-TRACK NATO MEMBERSHIP. THE U.S., UNVEILING A ROUND OF SANCTIONS. PRESIDENT BIDEN, REPEATING, AMERICA, AND ITS ALLIES, WILL NEVER RECOGNIZE RUSSIA'S LAND GRAB, AND DELIVERING A WARNING DIRECTLY TO PUTIN. >> AMERICA IS FULLY PREPARED, WITH OUR NATO ALLIES, TO DEFEND EVERY SINGLE BIT OF TERRITORY. EVERY SINGLE INCH. SO, MR. PUTIN, DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING. EVERY INCH. >> THE PRESIDENT, SENDING A STRONG MESSAGE THERE. IAN PANNELL, JOINING US FROM UKRAINE. THEY ARE DEAF VOWING TO DEFEND EVERY INCH OF NATO'S TERRITORY. EXPLAIN WHAT THAT MEANS. WHAT, IF ANY, IMPACT, WOULDN'T HAVE FOUR TERRITORIES OUR ANNEXED BY RUSSIA TODAY? >> ON ONE LEVEL, IT WOULD IMMEDIATELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THOSE FOUR REGIONS. PRESIDENTS ELLEN SKI, JUST APPLYING FOR FAST-TRACK STATUS TO JOIN NATO. IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN, WHICH I THINK IS UNLIKELY, IS IT WOULD BE DRAWN INTO A WAR LIKE EVENTS TODAY, HAVING TO COME TO UKRAINE'S DEFENSE. REALISTICALLY, THE MEDIA THREAT IS THAT RUSSIAN ATTACK RUSSIAN TROOPS IN THE ANNEX TERRITORY. UKRAINE SAYS, IT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE RUSSIA'S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, AND REGARDS THE WAR AS STILL ON. WANTING TO LIBERATE ALL OF ITS TERRITORIES, AND THEN, IN RETURN, PUTIN ESCALATES WITH A GROWING RISK OF NUCLEAR RESPONSE. MARY? >> YOU, THANK YOU. >> THE U.S. NAVY SAILOR, BEING FOUND NOT GUILTY OF SETTING FIRE TO AN AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP, MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO. THE JUDGE, FINDING THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE CONNECTING RYAN MAYS, OR ANYONE ELSE, TO THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED THE BOND HOME. HERE'S ABC'S MARTHA RATS. >> AFTER TWO YEARS AFTER PROVING THEIR INNOCENCE IN THE INFERNO THAT GUTTED THE USS -- 21 YEAR OLD NAVY SEAMAN, RYAN MAYES, HAS HIS LIFE BACK. >> I'VE LOST FRIENDS, I'VE LOST TIME WITH FAMILY, AND MY ENTIRE NAVY CAREER. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO STARTING OVER. >> PROSECUTORS HAD BLAMED MACE FOR THE LARGEST, COSTLIEST SHIP FIRE IN THE HISTORY OF THE NAV, OUTSIDE OF COMBAT LOSSES. CLAIMING, MAYES HAD DESTROYED THE 1.2 BILLION DOLLAR AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP IN JULY OF 2020, DESPITE ONLY SCANT EVIDENCE, AND CONFLICTING TESTIMONY, BECAUSE HE WAS BITTER ABOUT HAVING TO DROP OUT OF NAVY SEAL SELECTION. MAYES, VEHEMENTLY, DENIED THE ACCUSATIONS. >> THANKFULLY, THE MILITARY JUDGE TODAY REAFFIRMED THAT IN A SENSE. HE BASED HIS VERDICT ON THE EVIDENCE. >> THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS MAINTAIN, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE FIRE WAS EVEN THE RESULT OF ARSON. TODAY, THE NAVY ISSUED A SIMPLE STATEMENT SAYING, MAYES WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF THE CHARGES OF WILLFUL HAZARDING OF A VESSEL, AND AGGRAVATED ARSON. THE NAVY IS COMMITTED TO UPHOLDING THE PRINCIPLES OF DUE PROCESS, AND A FAIR TRIAL. >> MARTHA READ IT, STARTING US NOW. MARTHA, IS THERE A CHANCE THAT ANYONE ELSE WILL BE CHARGED IN THIS CASE? >> MARY, I THINK IT IS HIGHLY DOUBTFUL ANYONE ELSE WILL EVER BE CHARGED. THE NAVY'S OWN INVESTIGATION AND CARRIES A SERIES OF MISTAKES, CONTRIBUTING TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SHIP, WITH NEARLY 30 PEOPLE DISCIPLINED. MARY? >> MARTHA RADDATZ, THANK YOU. WHEN WE COME BACK, THE QUICK THINKING FROM TWO STATE TROOPERS THAT, LIKELY, SAVED A LIFE. OUR CONVERSATION WITH KYLA PRATTE, THE ACTRESS USING HER PLATFORM TO PROMOTE FEMALE EMPOWERMENT. BUT, UP NEXT, THE EFFORT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN LATIN AMERICA'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY. THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE MEN AND THE TRUMP OF THE TROPICS, AND THE FORMER PRESIDENT, ONCE CONVICTED FOR CRIMES. WH TAKE A LOOK AT THIS DRAMATIC VIDEO, PULLING A 17 YEAR OLD FROM A BURNING VAN, AFTER THEY STRUCK A BARN. THE BARN, BECOMING ENGULFED IN FLAMES, THE QUICK, AND DECISIVE ACTIONS, BEING CREDITED WITH THE LIKELY PREVENTED TRAGEDY. NEXT YEAR, TO THE FINAL STRETCH OF AN INTENSE CAMPAIGN SEASON, DIVIDING A NATION. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BRAZIL. DETECTABLE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DEATH THREATS, AND THERE ARE GROWING FEARS OF VIOLENCE AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RHAPSODIC'S OCTOBER 2ND. PARTICULARLY, IF A WINNER IS DECLARED, AND DOESN'T GO TO A RUNOFF RACE. MAGGIE RULLI HAS MORE ON THE ELECTION, AND WHAT IS AT STAKE. >> BRAZIL, A NATION ON EDGE TONIGHT. THE RUN UP TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, MARRED BY VIOLENCE. CONCERNS THAT A FAR-RIGHT LEANING PRESIDENT, JAIR BOLSONARO, LOSES HIS BID FOR REELECTION, AND MAY NOT ACCEPT THE RESULT. HIS OPPONENT, FORMER PRESIDENT, LOUISE IGNACIO LULA DESALVA. ONCE CONSIDERED THE MOST POPULAR PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL, NOW, LEADING IN THE POLLS. DESPITE BEING CONVICTED OF CORRUPTION, AND MONEY LAUNDERING, AND A SCANDAL INVOLVING AN OIL COMPANY IN 2014, LEAVING HIM DISGRACED, JAILED, AND BARRED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE NEXT ELECTION. >> IT IS NOT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, AND IT IS A PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SECTOR, AND PEOPLE ABROAD. >> THE BRAZILIAN SUPREME COURT, OVERTURNING THE DECISION, AFTER ACCUSATIONS THAT THE JUDGE, AND PROSECUTORS INVOLVED, MANIPULATED THE CASE AGAINST HIM. THIS CLEARED THE WAY FOR HIS CAMPAIGN, TO TRY AND TAKE THE PRESIDENCY FROM BOLSONARO. BRAZIL'S CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENT, A CLOSE ALLY OF FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP. HE WAS A VOCAL CRITIC OF COVID RESTRICTIONS, DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, AND A CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTIC WHO IS ONCE STABBED DURING A POLITICAL EVENT. ACCORDING TO SOME POLITICAL ANALYSTS, HE HAS BEEN FANNING THE FLAMES THROUGHOUT THIS ELECTION CYCLE, AND POLITICALLY DIVIDING THE LARGEST LATIN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, TO UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS. . >> THE TENSIONS ARE HIGH. >> HE WOULD SAY LOTS OF THINGS, AGAINST THE GAY COMMUNITY, AGAINST WOMEN, EVEN RACIST STUFF. WHEN HE WAS THE PRESIDENT, HE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE MILITAR. BUT, MOSTLY, HE COULD GAIN THE ROLE OF PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T LIKE THE WORKERS PARTY, AND AFTER A LONG ADDITIONAL SCAN, WHICH IS THE WORKERS PARTY, WHICH IS THE PARTY OF LULA, NOW RUNNING AGAINST HIM. >> LULA, A 76 YEAR OLD FORMER METALWORKER, WHO ONCE ROSE FROM POVERTY, TO THE PRESIDENCY. NOW, LOOKING TO HIS SUPPORTERS TO DO IT AGAIN. >> [SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH] >> [SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH] >> [SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH] >> BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES. >> [SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH] >> ACCORDING TO MOST RECENT POLLS, A LOOK AT WINNING ELECTIONS FIRST ROUND, AND AVOID A RUNOFF. >> IT IS FROM VERY DIFFERENT ORANGES, AND OUR POLITICAL RESPECT. OF COURSE, THEY ARE, MAINLY, CONSERVATIVE, AND WEALTHIER. LULA SUPPORTERS ARE, MAINLY, WOMEN, THE POOREST, AND, ALSO, THE LEFT WING. WE CAN MARK A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN. >> MISTAKES FOR THE PLANET ARE HIGH. BRAZIL'S HOME TO THE LUNGS OF THE WORLD THE, AMAZON, AND UNDER INCREASED THREAT DURING THE BOLSONARO REGIME. DURING HIS SUPPORT OF THE LOCKING INDUSTRY, AND RANCHERS, WHO WANT TO CLEAR MORE OF THAT. THE ELECTION, HAVING GAINED GLOBAL SUPERSTARS, LIKE ANITA, MARK RUFFALO, AND MAYNARD OF DICAPRIO, WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING TO INCREASE VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE COUNTRY. >> WE HAVE A LOT OF CELEBRITIE, ESPECIALLY COMING FROM THE WORLD OF MUSIC, AND BEING VERY VOCAL, ESPECIALLY. >> THE IMPACT IS UNCLEAR. MILLIONS, ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, AND THE WORLD, ARE WATCHING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. >> SO MUCH AT STAKE. THERE ARE THINGS TO MAKE YOU FOR THAT. STILL, THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS, AND THE ACCUSATION, SWIRLING TONIGHT, AFTER A STAR QUARTERBACK SUFFERED A SERIOUS INJURY ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD. THE NEVER BEFORE SEEN SHERRI PAPINI, AND FAKE THE KIDNAPPIN. WHERE WE LEARN ABOUT HOW POLICE UNRAVELED THEIR LIVES. AND, SAYING GOODBYE. DAILY SHOW HOST TREVOR NOAH, CALLING IT QUITS. WE LOOK AT THAT SHOW, BY THE NUMBERS. BUT FIRST, OUR POST OF THE DAY. NICK CAN, AND TELLING THE WORLD HIS TENTH CHILD WAS BORN. LOTS OF LOVE AND FAMILY, AND A TREVOR NOAH, HOST OF THE DAILY SHOW, ANNOUNCED STEPPING DOWN AT THE HELM OF COMEDY CENTRAL'S LATE NIGHT SHOW. THOUGH, MANY ARE QUESTIONING THE SHOWS FUTURE AMID LOW RATINGS. HERE'S A LOOK AT THE SHOWS HIGHS AND LOWS BY THE NUMBERS. NO ABROAD AND 1.1 MILLION VIEWERS FOR HIS OPENING SHOW IN 2015. THE SHOW'S RATINGS REACHED 1.5 MILLION AN EARLY 2017. COMPARE THAT TO 2.5 MILLION VIEWERS, WHICH IS HOW MANY PREVIOUS HOST OF SERVICE POLLING IN A 2015. HIS FINAL YEAR ON THE SHOW. AND, MOST RECENTLY JUST ABOUT 200,000 PEOPLE ARE WATCHING TO SHOW. BUT, SOME POINTED OUT THAT NOSE AUDIENCE IS THE MOST DIVERSE IN THE SHOWS HISTORY. STUART'S RUN, ENDING WITH 75,000 BLACK YOUTH FOR NIGHT, AND IT IS PEAK, NOAH HAD 80,000 BLACK VIEWERS. 74% OF TREVOR'S VIEWERS ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 49 YEARS OLD, ABOUT 10% TUNE IN FOR THE NEWS HEADLINES WHILE 43% FOR COMING TO THE ENTERTAINMENT. SOME SAY THAT YOUNG AUDIENCES THE REASON FOR THE PLUMMET ACROSS LATE NIGHT COMEDY'S, AS MANY TURN SHORTER CLIPS ONLINE. WE STILL HAVE A LOT TO GET TO, HERE ON PRIME. NEW EFFORTS TO TRY TO DETECT THE RISKS THAT SOME ATHLETES FACE WHEN, IT COMES TO SUDDEN, CARDIAC ARREST. IT'S OFFICIAL, THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE CEREMONY. AND, WHY IT COULD BE A VERY EXPENSIVE THANKSGIVING. FIRST, A LOOK AT OUR TOP TRENDING STORIES PLATFORMS. AFTER DECIMATING PARTS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, IAN, MAKING LANDFALL IN GEORGETOWN SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH CATEGORY ONE WINDS OF 85 MILES PER HOUR. STARING DOWN THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST, KICKING UP ON THE ARM OF GEORGIA. THEY FEEL THE WRATH OF THE STORM, AND IN PARTS OF FLORIDA, BECOMING PAINFULLY CLEAR. ACROSS THE STATE, HUNDREDS OF WATER RESCUES, AND FURTHER INLAND, A FLOODING CATASTROPHE. SWALLOWING HOMES, AND BUSINESSES, AND ATLANTA'S ORANGE COUNTY, AS THEY RACE TO RECOVER 1000 FEMA PERSONNEL DEPLOYED, WITH MILLIONS OF LITERS OF WATER, MEALS, AND HUNDREDS OF GENERATORS. >> AT THE SUPREME COURT TODAY, A FORMER INVESTITURE THROUGH THE NEWEST JUSTICE, KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE HIGH COURT. >> PRESIDENT BIDEN, AND VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS, AMONG THOSE PRESENT TO WITNESS THE CEREMONY. LATER, ON THE NEWEST JUSTICE, SPEAKING AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ABOUT WHAT TODAY MEANS TO HER. >> I AM TRULY GRATEFUL. I HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE NOW. >> THE COURT BEGINS HEARING CASES IN THE ADJOURNING. >> IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS BLACK TIE GAME AGAINST CINCINNATI BANGLES, THE THIRD YEAR QUARTERBACK WAS THROWN VIOLENTLY IN THE GROUND, SMASHING HIS HEAD, AND BACK ON THE TURF, HIS FINGER SEIZING, AND WHAT IS KNOWN AS FENCING. AND IMMEDIATE SIGN OF NEUROLOGICAL TRAUMA. THEY'RE ANNOUNCING THAT HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL HEAD, AND NECK INJURIES BUT, WAS DISCHARGED, AND FLEW TO MIAMI WITH THE TEAM. >> FOUR DAYS EARLIER, TO APPEAR TO STAGGER ON THE FIELD, AFTER ANOTHER HIT. CONTINUING TO SLIP BACK WITH ANKLE INJURIES. HAD SHOWED, MICHAEL DANIEL, SAID THAT HIS QUARTERBACK WAS CLEARED TO PLAY ON THURSDAY. >> I WOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH MYSELF IF I HAD, PREMATURELY, PUT SOMEONE OUT THERE. >> AND THE NFL JOINT REVIEW IS UNDERWAY. >> SPEAKING OUT TODAY, SAYING, HE WAS FEELING MUCH BETTER, AND FOCUSED, ON RECOVERY. >> A FORMER NFL PLAYER, AND ANOTHER ROCK CLIMB OR, FOUND DEAD, IN CALIFORNIA. >> 33 YEAR OLD CHELSEA WALLS AND GAVIN ESCOBAR, FOUND DEAD BY RESCUE CREWS, IN A STEEP, REMOTE AREA, NEAR IDOL WALLED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, FOLLOWING A DISTRESS CALL. SOME RAIN HAD FALLEN, BUT OFFICIALS, NOT IMMEDIATELY, SAYING WHETHER PLAYED A FACTOR. BETWEEN 2013, AND 2019, HE HAD BEEN AN NFL TIGHT AND, PLAY FOR THE DALLAS COWBOYS, CHIEFS, CLEVELAND BROWNS, AND MIAMI DOLPHINS. HE HAD BEEN HIRED, IN FEBRUARY, AS A LONG BEACH FIREFIGHTER. >> IN NEWLY RELEASED TAPES, A BATTERED AND BRUISED CHERRY APPEARS ON EDGE, APPEARING RELUCTANT TO TALK TO POLICE, DAYS AFTER HER RETURN. >> I DIDN'T KNOW YOU GUYS. >> SHERRY VANISHED, WHILE OUT ON A JOB IN, NOVEMBER 2016. REAPPEARING, THREE WEEKS LATER, CLAIMING SHE HAD BEEN TAKEN, AND HELD AGAINST HER WILL, BUT TO FICTITIOUS WOMEN. >> THERE WAS A CHAIN AROUND MY WAIST. >> OVER THE NEXT SIX YEARS, INVESTIGATORS WOULD PIECE TOGETHER HOW SHE HAD LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING. >> YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEONY INVESTIGATION ON ABC'S 2020. >> SIGNS OF TURKEY TROUBLE. THE COST OF THE THANKSGIVINGS TROUBLE, SPIKING, HITTING A NEW RECORD HIGH, AS INFLATION RUFFLED FEATHERS. THE RACE FOR BONELESS SKINLESS BREATHS, NOW DOUBLING, WITH $7 PER POUND. A PARTICULARLY BAD OUTBREAK OF THE BIRD FLU, WREAKING HAVOC ON FARMS. NEARLY 47 BIRDS AFFECTED, ACROSS 40 STATES. ON TOP OF THAT, FARMERS, FACING THEIR OWN COSTS. EXPERTS SAY, STILL SERVING MONEY. >> THINKING ABOUT A FROZEN BIR, RATHER THAN A FRESH TURKEY THIS YEAR. >> ACCORDING TO THE CDC, APPROXIMATELY 2000 YOUNG PEOPLE DIE OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST, EACH YEAR, MANY, WITHOUT PREVIOUSLY KNOWN HEALTH ISSUES. AND INCREASED RISK, OUR YOUNG ATHLETES WHAT IS BEING DONE TO CURB THIS UNKNOWN RISK? 80 BC'S FATE HAS THE DETAILS. >> 16-YEAR-OLD, HALEY NEARLY DYING FROM SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST, ONE ON THE FLAG FOOTBALL FIELD. >> MY BRAIN HURTS SO BAD, AND EVERYTHING WENT BLACK. >> HER DOCTORS SAY, SHE HAS A HEART CONDITION, AND SURVIVE BECAUSE SHE ALREADY HAD A LIFESAVING DEFIBRILLATOR, THANKS TO A HEART SCREENING TEST. >> ONE AND 300 YOUNG PERSONS AS A CONDITION AT RISK FOR SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST. >> THE RISK, NEARLY FOUR TIMES HIGHER AND STUDENT ATHLETES, ACCORDING TO JONATHAN DRESS NEAR, HEAD OF THE UW MEDICINE CENTER FOR SPORTS CARDIOLOGY, AND WASHINGTON. >> A FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO DIED -- >> DONALD DURING TRACK AND FIELD PRACTICE -- >> >> COLLAPSED RING BASKETBALL PRACTICE -- >> RESEARCH SHOWS, UP TO 80% OF KIDS, WHO SUFFER SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST, HAVE NO SYMPTOMS PRIOR. >> BUT, IN FLORIDA, A GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO TRY AND DETECT THE RISK EARLY. THE NONPROFIT, WHO WOULD PLAY FOR IT, WITH ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS FOR ECG'S. MORE THAN 150 FLORIDA SCHOOLS, REQUIRING STUDENT ATHLETES GET AN ECG BEFORE IT WAS PLACED FORWARD. HALLE SCHOOL IS ONE OF THEM. THE DOCTORS TOLD HER, THAT SAVED HER LIFE, BUT, BECAUSE OF HER DIAGNOSIS, THEY ARE NOW BENCHED FROM PLAY SPORTS. >> IT'S NEVER OKAY FOR A KID TO DIE OUT OF NOWHERE. THEY NEVER KNOW. IF THEY HAVE A HEART CONDITION. >> ALSO, WITH A HERB SCREENING IN 2021, AND REVEALED, HE HAS A CONDITION THAT COULD LEAD TO A SIMILAR FATE. >> DID YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS? >> NO. MY WHOLE LIFE WAS PERFECT. WE HAD THE SCREENING, AND THEY FOUND SOMETHING WITHIN MY HEART. >> WHAT DID THE DOCTOR TELL YO? >> THE ONLY THING I HEARD WAS, YOUR CHILD COULD DIE. >> PENCE WAS ACROSS THE COUNTR, REQUIRING STUDENT ATHLETES TO PASS A THOROUGH QUESTIONNAIRE, AND DOSE BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AND A PHYSICAL EXAM, BEFORE PLAYING SPORTS. IF A CHILD IS FOUND TO BE HIGHER RISK, GUIDELINES CALLED FOR ADDITIONAL TESTING, LIKE AN ECG. >> THERE IS ROBUST EVIDENCE THAT USING THAT MODEL FOR SCREENING LEAVES THE MAJORITY OF KIDS, AT RISK, UNDETECTED. >> WE INTERVIEWED THREE STUDENTS FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN FLORIDA, WE'RE ECG'S ARE MANDATORY FOR ATHLETES. THEY TOLD US, THEY PASS THEIR QUESTIONNAIRE, AND PHYSICAL, BUT IT TOOK AN ECG SCREENING FOR DOCTORS TO DIAGNOSE THEIR HEART CONDITIONS. >> THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, TELLING US, IT IS SUPPORTIVE OF ECG TESTING FOR CHILDREN, AT THE HIGHEST RISK, BUT STANDS BY THE CURRENT GUIDELINES, WHICH CONSIDERS THE PATIENT SAFETY. THE HA, EXPRESSING CONCERN THAT THE UNIVERSAL ACC SCREENING MAY MISS CASES, THE EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER EXAMS, AND PLACE AN EXTRA BURDEN ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, COSTING AN ESTIMATED TWO BILLION DOLLARS. MONEY, THEY SAY, COULD BE SPENT ON OTHER, POTENTIALLY, LIFESAVING INTERVENTIONS. >> IT IS NOT A TOOL FOR EVERYBODY. THERE IS CONCERN THAT I HAVE, BECAUSE DISPARITIES IN OUR HEALTH SYSTEM. I ADVOCATE, MORE THAN ANYTHING, FOR EMERGENCY ACTION, INCLUDING CPR, AND AV TRAINING. >> AS THE DEBATE CONTINUES, JOSHUA'S MOM, BERNADETTE, IS GRATEFUL THAT AN ECG SCREENING LED TO HER SON'S DIAGNOSIS >>. AFTER WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE OTHERS, IT'S MY WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU, AND FOR BEING LOOKING FORWARD TO HELP ANOTHER CHILD. CAN WE TO GO TO THE STADIUM, AND WATCH HIM ON THE FIELD. >> PAYING IT FORWARD, AND BRINGING AWARENESS. OUR THANKS FOR THAT. FROM STARTING IN HIT MOVIES, LIKE DOCTOR DO LITTLE, AND THAT ALBERT, KYLA PRATTE HAS BUILT A CAREER BY PORTRAYING OUT SPOKEN CHARACTERS, WHO SERVES AS AN INSPIRING REPRESENTATION OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT. THE ACTOR SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN AND HER LATEST ROLES, STARRING OPPOSITE MAYAN BY ALEX, AND SEASON THREE OF FOXES HIT COMEDY, CALL ME CAT, IN HER REPRISAL OF HER ICONIC ROLE OF PENNY PROUD, IN SEASON TWO OF THE PROUD FAMILY, LOUDE, AND PROUD, OR ON DISNEY PLUS. LINDSEY DAVIS HAD A CONVERSATION WITH KYLE, EARLIER THIS WEEK. >> LET'S START OUT WITH CALL ME CAT. IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S ALREADY SO WELL RECEIVED BY AUDIENCES. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS RESONATING WITH PEOPLE? >> WHAT IS RESONATING, IS THAT THIS IS A SHOW ABOUT SILLY PEOPLE, AND IT CAME OUT DURING A TIME WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED AT THE MOST. >> THIS IS A JUICE BAR NOW. >> YES, LOVING IT. QUICK QUESTION. WHY IS IT A DEUCE BAR? >> HEAR ME OUT, I NOTICED THAT ON THE STREET, THERE IS A CYCL, A GYM, AND A YOGA STUDIO. >> I NOTICED, IF I AGREE WITH RANDY, SHE IS NICER TO ME. >> I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS A TIME TO ESCAPE, TO LAUGH A LITTLE, AND IT'S ABOUT A WOMAN WHO, BASICALLY, GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT SOCIETY CLAIMS SHE NEEDS TO BE SUCCESSFUL, WHICH IS A CAREER, A FAMILY, MARRIAGE, AND SHE JUST SAYS, FORGET IT. LET ME DO WHAT I WANT TO DO. AND SHE OPENS UP A CAT CAFÉ. DESPITE HER MANY DEGREES THAT SHE HAS, AND FIRES PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN SHE IS, AND BASICALLY, WE CAN HAVE A FUN TIME SHOWING DIFFERENT SITUATIONS TO GET THEMSELVES INVOLVED IN. MY CHARACTER DOESN'T REALLY LIKE CAT, AND IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW SHE IS AROUND THESE PEOPLE, AND I LOVE THIS SEASON, BECAUSE WE ARE RECOGNIZING, SHE'S A LITTLE GOOFY YEAR. >> CAN YOU GIVE US A SPECIFIC TEASER, OR WHAT WE CAN EXPECT? >> THIS SEASON, I KNOW WE HAVE SOME AMAZING GUEST STARS. FIRST OFF, THE FIRST EPISODE, WE HAVE KEN JENNINGS. SO WITH MY AM, AND HIM, AND THOSE IN THE CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE, IT'S AMAZING FOR ME. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE TO WATCH JEOPARDY. I ALWAYS FELT LIKE I NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT, WORKING WITH HIM, SAYING, LET ME SUPPORT, AND NOW, I KNOW ANSWERS. I'M YELLING THEM AT THE SCREEN. BUT, JUST AMAZING GUEST STARS. WE HAVE SO MANY CRAZY STORYLINES. MY CHARACTER, NOW DATING CARTE, WHO IS THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF HER AS WELL. JUST WATCHING THEIR DYNAMIC IS HILARIOUS. I CAN RUN AROUND WITH LESLEY JORDAN, AND WE GET TO BE EACH OTHER'S SIDEKICKS, AND DO STUPID, SILLY STUFF. WE ARE HAVING A BALL. PEOPLE CAN FEEL THE ENERGY TRAVELING THROUGH, AND WATCH US. >> YOU CERTAINLY STAY BUSY, BECAUSE NOT ONLY WERE YOU DOING THIS, BUT ALSO, THE REVIVAL OF THE PROUD FAMILY, THE OUTER, AND PROUDER. YOU FIRST STARTED OUT DOING THAT IS A TEENAGER, NOW, YOU HAVE EVOLVED. MORE THAN A DECADE LATER, YOU HAVE TO MOVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN. WERE YOU EVER EXPECTING THAT THE SHOW WOULD COME BACK TO BE SUCH A SUCCESS AGAIN? >> I WASN'T EXPECTING IT, BUT I WAS HOPING. >> THAT'S MY MOM TRYING TO CLAW HER WAY IN HERE TO SAVE ME. I'M 14. >> THIS SHOW, I STARTED WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD. A LOT OF ARTISTS DON'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIVE THE CHARACTER THAT THEY PLAY 20 YEARS BEFORE. IT'S VERY FORTUNATE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE REVIVAL. SOMETIMES, YOU HEAR ABOUT ALL OF THESE THINGS AND YOU SAY, DON'T REMAKE MY FAVORITE, SHOW YOU WON'T DO IT RIGHT, YOU WILL STRESS ME OUT. BUT, AS YOU SAID, THIS IS MORE OF A REVIVAL. >> OUR LITTLE GIRL IS BECOMING A YOUNG LADY. >> AND, WE HAVE THE SAME CREATOR INVOLVED, THE SAME EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, A LOT OF THE SAME RIOTERS, BEING BROUGHT ON, WITH AMAZING NEW WRITERS, AND THE ORIGINAL SHOW. IT HAS BEEN UPDATED, AND MADE IT MORE THAN AL. IT IS LOUDER, AND CROWDER. IT IS TALKING ABOUT SUBJECTS HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE SHY AWAY FROM. HERE, WE ARE ALL ABOUT REPRESENTATION, AND ALL STORIES. >> WORLD WHEN IT WENT OUT THE FIRST TIME, NOW YOU, HAVE TWO KIDS OF HER OWN. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WATCH IT THROUGH THEIR EYES, AS A PAREN? >> IT'S AMAZING. WATCHING THE SHOW, I CAN SEE IT FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. BEFORE, I COULD ONLY VIEW THINGS FROM PENNIES PERSPECTIV. NOW, WATCHING IT WITH MY KIDS, I FEEL SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS TYPE OF PROGRAMMING ON. IT BASICALLY STARTS CONVERSATIONS WITH US. IT FEELS LIKE A LOT OF TIME'S PARENTS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE TO COMMIT CERTAIN THINGS WITH THEIR KIDS, AND IT SAYS, NO, START THE CONVERSATION AT HOME, SO WHEN THEY GO INTO THE WORLD, THERE'S SOMETHING TO START WITH. JUST BEING ABLE THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT CAN TEACH A LESSON, WITHOUT BEING PREACHY. IT'S AN AMAZING FEELING. YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE WALKING AWAY WITH SOME TYPE OF NEW INFORMATION, JUST LIKE YOU ARE. >> IT'S BECOME CLICHÉ AT THIS POINT, IN OUR ENVIRONMENT, WITH THE IDEA OF REPRESENTATION MATTERS. BUT, WITH YOUR DAUGHTERS, SEEING YOU, NOT ONLY A BLACK WOMAN ON THE SCREEN, BUT HAVE THEY EXPRESS THAT? >> IT'S THE SAME TYPE OF FEELING I HAD GROWING UP. WATCHING MY MOM AS A KID. SHE WENT TO COLLEGE FOR THIS. WATCHING HER TWO PLAYS. PART OF THIS IS I WANTED TO BE LIKE MY MOM. I SAW HER PERFORMING, I WANTED TO BE LIKE HER. AND AT FIRST, I WAS APPREHENSIVE ABOUT MY KIDS AUDITIONING, WANTING TO DO WOR, AND THEY WERE ARTISTS. THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHAT WE D, AND NOT ME WHAT WE SAY. I'VE EMBRACED IT NOW, AND SAYING, OKAY, IF YOU WANT TO, THEN WE CAN GET IT DONE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO BE LIKE THEIR MOM, LIKE I WANTED TO BE LIKE MINE. >> WHAT CAN VIEWERS EXPECT FROM THE LOUDER AND PROUDER ADDITIO? >> THEY CAN EXPECT TO BE EVEN LOUDER, AND PROUDER, WITH MORE, AND MORE REPRESENTATION, AND STORIES, THAT MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME. WHEN I WAS FILMING THIS IN 14 YEARS OLD, IT WASN'T WE ARE TO ME. I DIDN'T REALIZE WITH FILMING IT, AND IS WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. NOW, FANS OF THE ORIGINAL SHOW TO MAKE THINGS WITH THEIR KIDS, AND LOOK AT IT TOGETHER. >> I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY WHOLE LIFE! >> IT'S AN AMAZING FEELING, AND AMAZING TO KNOW THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE MORE, AND MORE EPISODES FOR OUR OLD FANS, AND NEW FANS. >> ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE? >> YES, THE GAME. >> WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT. OUR THANKS TO LINDSEY DAVIS. YOU CAN WATCH SEASON THREE OF CALL ME CAT, THURSDAY'S, ON FO, AND SEASONED TO THE PROUD FAMILY, LOUDER AND PROUDER, SET TO DEBUT ON DISNEY PLUS, AND FEBRUARY OF 2023. BEFORE WE GO TONIGHT, OUR IMAGE OF THE DAY. THESE NEIGHBORS, REUNITING, AFTER THEY RETURNED TO THEIR DAMAGED FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD. OUR THOUGHTS TONIGHT, GOING OUT TO EVERYONE, AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IAN. THAT IS OUR SHOW FOR THIS HOUR. STAY TUNED ABC NEWS LIVE FOR MORE CONTEXT, ANALYSIS, OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. THANK YOU FOR STREAMING WITH US. COMING UP IN THE NEXT HOUR, WE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON EVEN, AS IT ROARS ONSHORE IN THE CAROLINAS. PLUS, TWIN BROTHERS, CHARGED WITH OPENING FIRE ON A GROUP OF MIGRANTS, I AM MARY BRUCE, AND FOR LINDSEY DAVIS. THANK YOU FOR STREAMING WITH US. WE ARE MONITORING SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS ON ABC NEWS THIS HOUR. NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT GINNI THOMAS, THE WIFE OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, CLARENCE THOMAS, SAID TO THE JANUARY 6TH COMMITTEE. IN OUR OPENING STATEMENT, OBTAINED BY ABC NEWS, THOMAS CALLED HER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE 2020 ELECTION, QUOTE, MINIMAL, AND MAINSTREAM. SHE ALSO CLAIM, SHE NEVER SPOKE TO HER HUSBAND ABOUT THEM. BUT, ALSO, STILL MADE IT CLEAR, SHE BELIEVES IN THE UNPROVEN BELIEF THAT THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN. THE TWIN BROTHER IS FACING MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES, OPENING FIRE, AND A GROUP OF MIGRANTS. OUTSIDE OF EL PASO TEXAS. THEY SAY THAT THEY WERE PULLED OVER TO THEIR SHOT, AND BEGAN SHOOTING. ONE PERSON WAS KILLED, AND A WOMAN LOOTED. THEY WERE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, TRYING TO GET WATER. BOTH EURO FEDERAL AGENCIES, INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION. THE FDA, APPROVING A NEW DRUG TO SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF AL ASS. MAKERS ARE SAYING THAT SOME FUNCTION OF THEIR NEW HIMES, AND THERE ARE 22 WEEKS. BUT, THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DRUG'S EFFECTIVENESS. THERE IS A LARGER STUDY ONGOIN, AND THEY ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ALS EACH YEAR, AND THERE IS NO CURE. TONIGHT, AND HAS MADE LANDFALL, AGAIN. THE STORM, BATTERING NEW COMMUNITIES AS RESIDENTS IN FLORIDA BEGIN THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY. IAN MADE LANDFALL, FOR A THIRD TIME IN THE U.S., AROUND 2 PM LAST YEAR NEAR GEORGETOWN SOUTH CAROLINA, JUST SOUTH OF MYRTLE BEACH, AS THE CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE, WITH 85 MILE PER HOUR WINDS. TONIGHT, IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE ARE NOW DEA. THAT NUMBER, NOW RISING, AS THE SHEER SCALE OF THE DEVASTATION IS, NOW, COMING INTO FOCUS. MORE ON THE CLEANUP EFFORTS IN A MOMENT, AND THE LATEST TRACK STILL COMING UP. ELWYN LOPEZ IS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. THE LATEST, TO FEEL IN'S WRATH. >> TONIGHT, EVEN ON THE MOVE, MAKING A THIRD LANDFALL AS A CAT ONE HURRICANE, WITH 85 MILE PER HOUR WINDS BACK. WORKING ON SHORE, AND SOUTH CAROLINA'S LOW COUNTRY, AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME, DURING HIGH TIDE. >> THE SURGE IS COMING AND HARD. >> IAN'S POWERFUL STORM SEARCH, SENDING A WAVE OF TRASH CANS, AND DEGREE, SOUTH OF MYRTLE BEACH. IN GEORGETOWN COUNTY, AUTHORITIES, USING HIGH WATER VEHICLES TO RESCUE FAMILIES, TRAPPED, GUIDING PEOPLE, AND THEIR PETS, ALMOST UP TO THEIR WAIST. CAREFULLY ASSISTING THEM, AS THEY CLIMB INSIDE. OFF OF THE ISLAND, THE DEBRIS, RIPPED APART BY THE SEA. IN CHARLESTON, POWERFUL WINDS, AND TOSSING BOATS IN THE CAR BARE. >> A WAVE IS RUSHING INTO THIS GARAGE, MAKING LANDFALL, HERE, AND SOUTH CAROLINA. >> SOUTH OF HERE, AND FALLING BEACH -- >> IT'S RAINING, IT'S WINDY, IT'S FLOODING. >> CONNOR O'MALLEY, AND HIS FIANCÉE, SHELTERING IN PLACE. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO GET MARRIED THIS WEEKEND. IAN, NOW A MONSTER STORM, 1000 MILES ACROSS, AND STILL, A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. >> FOURSOME TEED. AS IAN BEGINS TO RUN UP THE EASTERN SEABOARD, DOWN AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, RESIDENTS ARE BECOMING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE MAGNITUDE OF THE DESTRUCTION. THE DEATH TOLL, BEGINNING TO RISE RAPIDLY, AND THERE ARE FEARS OF AN IMPACT ARE YET TO BE REALIZED. THE TEAM, RIDING UP THE STORM AND SANIBEL FLORIDA, CUT OFF WHEN THE CAUSEWAY, CONNECTING IT TO THE MAINLAND, WAS DESTROYED. TODAY, THEY MADE IT OUT, AND HE HAS MORE ON WHAT HE SAW. >> TONIGHT, THE URGENT SOUTHWESTERN SECTION, AFTER HURRICANE IN CAUGHT OF DESTRUCTION IN FLORIDA. THE DEATH TOLL, RISING TO 33. IAN, NOW THE DEADLIEST STORM TO HIT THE STATE AND 60 YEARS. >> COAST GUARD HELICOPTERS, SCOOPING UP SURVIVORS FROM THE ONCE PICTURESQUE PILOT OF SANTA BELLE. NOW, CUT OFF FROM THE MAINLAND. IT'S CAUSEWAY, RIPPED APART BY IAN. RACED OUT THERE BY VOTE, THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION, PROJECTS DYNAMO, TAKING US ASHORE. GREETED, NOT BY PEOPLE, BUT THE SOUNDS OF FIRE ALARMS. THE SCOPE OF THE DEVASTATION, QUICKLY, COMING INTO FOCUS. >> STRUCTURE, AFTER STRUCTURE. HOUSE, AFTER HOUSE. EVERYTHING HERE ON SANTA BELLE ISLAND, SUSTAINING DAMAGE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WHEN IT WAS PICKED UP OFF OF ITS FOUNDATIO, PUSHED AND DESTRUCTION. UNFORTUNATELY, SO MUCH OF SANTA BELLE LOOKS LIKE THIS RIGHT NOW. >> THE ONCE PRISTINE BEACH, WE FIND NEIGHBORS, ALREADY, BEING HELPED. THEY RODE OUT THE STORM, AND WE'RE WAITING FOR IT TO BE RESCUED FOR TWO DAYS. OUR GROUP, FLANKING DOWN A COAST GUARD HELICOPTER, OVERHEAD. JIM, AND JUDY, BOARDING THE HELICOPTER, FINALLY, OFF OF SANTA BELLE. IAN, SLAMMING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, AS A POWERFUL, CATEGORY FOUR, TEARING HOMES TO SHREDS, AND DESTROYING BEACHFRONT COMMUNITIES, CUTTING POWER TO 2 MILLION PEOPLE. AN ARMY OF POWER CREWS, FANNING OUT ACROSS THE STATE, RACING TO RESTORE ELECTRICITY. THIS CAMERA, AND FORT MYERS, CAPTURING HOW QUICKLY, AND HIG, THE WATER ROSE IN JUST OVER AN HOUR. IMAGES, SHOWING THE DESTRUCTION THERE. DOZENS OF HOMES, GONE. DOZENS OF HOMES, WRECKED. 90% OF FORT MYERS BEACH'S, PRETTY MUCH, DON. RAVAGED, BY RECORD STORM SURGE. RESCUERS, CALLING THIS MAN OUT OF THE RUBBLE, FROM A HOME THERE. WITH THEIR BARE HANDS. POLICE DOING HIM ON TO A BOARD. TODAY, 20 CRITICALLY ILL BABIES WERE EVACUATED FROM A FORT MYERS HOSPITAL, USING BACKUP GENERATORS, AND RUNNING OUT OF POTABLE WATER. SOME OF THOSE PREMADE, AIRLIFTED TO JOE DEMAIO HOSPITAL IN HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA. >> WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT THEM, AND IT'S A PRIVILEGE. WE KNOW THESE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN THROUGH A CATASTROPHIC EVENT. >> IAN, SPARKING A ONE AND 1000-YEAR FLOODING EVENT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. NEW BODY CAM VIDEO, SHOWING DEPUTIES, DESPERATELY, TRYING TO SAVE A WOMAN, TRAPPED IN RAGING FLOODWATERS, FORMING A HUMAN CHAIN, USING A ROPE, PULLING THE WOMAN TO SAFETY. THE WATER, TEN FEET DEEP. PRESIDENT BIDEN, TODAY, SAYING INSTRUCTIONAL RANK AMONG THE WORST IN THE NATION'S HISTORY. >> YOU HAVE SEEN ON TELEVISION HOMES, AND PROPERTY, WIPED OUT. IT WILL TAKE MONTHS, YEARS, TO REBUILD. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ALL OF THOSE FOLKS, WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY THIS STORM. AMERICA'S HEART IS BREAKING. >> THE PRESIDENT, SPEAKING WITH FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR, RON DESANTIS, AT HOME TODAY. >> TIMES LIKE THESE, AMERICANS COME TOGETHER. THEY PUT ASIDE POLITICS. THEY PUT ASIDE DIVISION. THEY COME TOGETHER TO HELP EACH OTHER. >> MEANWHILE, BACK IN SANIBEL TONIGHT, TWO PEOPLE, WHO WAITED DAYS TO BE RESCUED. THE QUESTION NOW, HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR THAT RESCUE? >> THAT'S THE QUESTION TONIGHT. TWO VICTOR TODAY. ROBERTS THE ARNAUD, RUNNING A SATELLITE. WHAT'S LEFT OF THE END FOR US? >> THE BACKSIDE, FOR THE MOST PART, RIGHT NOW, WITH GOOD NEWS THAT THE WEATHER HERE IN THE STORM ZONE IS COOPERATIVELY RESCUE, AND RECOVERY AT FIRST. THE FRONT SIDE OF THIS SYSTEM, A WREAKING HAVOC IN THE MID-ATLANTIC. THE CENTER FOR THE RADAR HERE, SUPPORTED BY ABOUT 50, 40 MILES PER HOUR. NOW, IT IS A POST TROPICAL STORM, BUT A FORMIDABLE ONE AT THAT. ADMIT LINES OF THE CAROLINA BORDER, THROUGH VIRGINIA BEACH, FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS. IT MAY EXTEND THAT. IT IS GOING OVER WITH THE NEXT SIDE OF THIS THING, AND IT'S WESTERN LOADED. MORE IN THE WAY OF HEAVY RAIN, AND WIND, IN COLUMBIA, CHARLOTTE, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA BEACH, CERTAINLY THE ONES ON THE COAST. IT WILL SEE THE MOST DAMAGING WINDS WITH THE SATURATED SOILS, AND MORE TREES AND POWER LINES COMING DOWN. D.C. BALTIMORE, THAT THE BILL MORE HEAVY LOVE FOR OUR, THE FLOODING FILLED UP THROUGH NEW JERSEY, AND THEN NEW HAVEN, AND EASTERN PARTS OF MASSACHUSETTS. IT'S COMING DOWN A PRETTY IMMENSE RATES. THERE WILL SEE SOME FLOODING HERE, WITH 60 TO THE RAINFALL, AND THROUGH PHILADELPHIA, AND D.C.. SIX INCHES PLUS, ALL ALONG THE COASTLINE. WE WILL SEE SOME FLOODING THAT SHOULDN'T BE SO BAD, AS LEFTOVERS FROM IDA WAS LAST YEAR, WHICH HAD HORRIFIC FLOODS WITH THE NEW YORK METRO AREA. WE WILL SEE FLOODING WITH IAN, AND ON THE EAST COAST, IS GETTING A PIECE OF THE. >> ROB MARCIANO, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> WE TURN TO THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT OVERSEAS, IN THE WAR, AND UKRAINE. VLADIMIR PUTIN, BACK IT IS IN THE WEST, WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN REJECTING THE MOVE AS A LEGAL, AND ILLEGITIMATE. THEY'RE CARRYING OUT ANOTHER DEADLY ATTACK ON THE HUMANITARIAN CONVOY, AT LEAST 30 CIVILIANS, INCLUDING CHILDREN. WE WARN YOU, SOME OF THESE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING. HERE IS THE CHIEF CORRESPONDEN, IAN PANNELL, IN UKRAINE. >> TONIGHT, A RALLY IN RED SQUARE IN UKRAINE, AND ARE NOW PART OF RUSSIA. LEAVING THREE CHEERS FOR A WAR THAT HAS GONE AWRY. >> SPEAKING EARLIER, AT A SIGNING CEREMONY, PUTIN CALLING THE WEST EVIL, AND BLAMING IT FOR THE WAR IN UKRAINE. WRITTEN TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY ARE DROPPING ATOMIC BOMBS ON JAPAN, IN 1945. PUTIN, DOUBLING DOWN ON THIS, MORNING THAT THEY WILL PROTECT THE LAND, FOR ALL OF THEIR HOUSES, AND MEANS, AT THEIR DISPOSAL. AFTER SIGNING THE SO-CALLED TREATIES, AS WELL AS THE LEADERS OF THE OCCUPIED UKRAINIAN TERRITORIES. THE AUDIENCE, CHANTING RUSSIA, RUSSIA. >> ON THE GROUND, THIS IS THE REALITY OF RUSSIA'S CAMPAIGN. STRIKING A HUMANITARIAN CONVOY, IN UKRAINE, KILLING AT LEAST 30 PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN, WITH MORE THAN 80 HOSPITALIZED. THE CIVILIAN CONFLICT OF 40 VEHICLES, HEADING INTO RUSSIAN OCCUPIED ZAPORIZHZHIA, TO PICK A FAMILY, AND LEAD THEM TO SAFETY. ONE OF THE FOUR REGIONS OF VLADIMIR PUTIN, LEGALLY, DECLARED PARTS OF RUSSIA TODAY. PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY, RESPONDING TO THE ANNEXATION BY INSISTING, UKRAINE WILL EXPEL RUSSIA FROM THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, AND FORMALLY APPLYING TO FAST-TRACK NATO MEMBERSHIP. THE U.S., UNVEILING A WAVE OF SICK SHOOTS. PRESUMABLY, TO YOU DIG, THEIR ALLIES WILL NEVER RECOGNIZE RUSSIA'S LAND GRAB, AND DELIVER THE WARNING DIRECTLY TO PUTIN. >> AMERICA IS FULLY PREPARED, AND OUR NATO ALLIES, TO DEFEND EVERY SINGLE INCH OF NEAR NATO TERRITORY. EVERY SINGLE INCH. SO, MR. PUTIN, DO NOT TO MISUNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING. EVERY INCH. >> I'M JOINED BY ABC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, RETIRED COLONEL, THE FORMER AND DEFENSE STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH US, AS WE TRY TO UNPACK THIS, MAKING SENSE OF WHAT WE SAW TODAY. NATO SECRETARY GENERAL, CALLING THIS ANNEXATION BY PUTIN, QUOT, THE MOST SERIOUS ESCALATION SINCE THE START OF THIS WAR. PUT IT INTO CONTEXT FOR US. HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS? >> IT'S BIG FROM A NATO PERSPECTIVE, AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD. PUTIN IS GONE IN, TAKING LAND THAT IS NOT HIS, HE HAS CONDUCTED A REFERENDUM, THE NUMBERS WERE JAMMED UP, AND THE PEOPLE OF CONCORD NOW DON'T WANT HIM THERE. FROM A NATO PERSPECTIVE, THIS IS NOW RUSSIA. NATO, SUPPORTING UKRAINE, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT PUTIN SAID TODAY. THIS PART OF UKRAINE, MIGHT AS WELL BE PART OF MOSCOW. IT IS RUSSIA, AND OR DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO DEFEND THAT TERRITORY. THE SECOND SCARY THING HE SAID, IS THE U.S. YOU COLOR WEAPONS IN HIROSHIMA, DID IT FIRST. SAYING, IF I WANT TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, I AM JUSTIFIED WITH THIS TERRITORY, IN THE U.S. DID IT FIRST. >> BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, THEY CONSIDER AS RUSSIA, AND MOSCOW. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE FIGHT ON THE GROUND? >> IT HAS CHANGED MUCH. IT HAS BECOME A SLOW FIGHT. THEY CAN GO UP TO NORTH WORTH A TOWN CALLED LAYMAN TO A STRATEGIC CITY, COMING INTO THE DONBAS, THAT THEY'RE VERY CLOSE TO TAKING. ON THE GROUND, IT CONTINUES TO BE THIS GRINDING FIGHT, AND THEY CONTINUE TO RECRUIT IN THE MILITARY, TO REINFORCE THOSE FRONT LINES, BUT ON THE GROUND, NOT MUCH OF A CHANGE FOR THE TACTICAL SITUATION. >> YOU WOULD SHOULD PUTIN SABER-RATTLING TODAY. IS THIS TOP, AND DOES THE U.S. NEED TO BE CONSIDERING THIS MORE SERIOUSLY? >> THE U.S. HAS, SAID IT IS A BLUFF. >> HE SAYS HE'S NOT BLUFFING. >> RIGHT, HE DOES. IF THE U.S. CONSIDERS A BLUFF, IT'S WHEN SOMEONE HAS NO INTENTION OF USING IT. I THINK HE DOES HAVE INTENTION TO USE IT. I'M NOT SAYING THAT HE WILL, BUT I'M SAYING THAT THE RISK OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON BEING USED TO IS GONE FROM 10% TWO WEEKS AGO, TO SOMEWHERE AROUND 25. THE RUSSIAN MILITARY, ROUTINEL, ROUTINES WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THEY DON'T CONSIDER IT A STRATEGIC WEAPON, THE WAY THE, WESTERN ANY NUCLEAR COUNTRY USES. TO THEM, IT'S A BIGGER BOOM ON THE BATTLEFIELD, BUT FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD, IT IS A HORRIFYING STEP TOWARDS ARMAGEDDON. >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOW THE U.S. RESPONSE. SO FAR, WE HAVE SEEN THESE CRIPPLING SANCTIONS, BUT CLEARLY, THERE HASN'T BEEN ENOUGH TO DETER PUTIN. SO, WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO CHANGE PUTIN'S BEHAVIOR, AND WILL MORE SANCTIONS CUT IT? >> IN SOME WAYS, IT SEEMS LIKE, HOW THEY TALK ABOUT HOW HE'S BEEN BACKING HIMSELF INTO A CORNER, BUT HE'S WALLEN HIM SELF INTO A CORNER. IT IS HARD TO SEE ANY OFF-RAMP. WE TALK ABOUT THIS IDEA OF A RUSSIAN STRATEGY, ESCALATING, DE-ESCALATING, MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE, SO YOU CAN COME TO A COMPROMISE. PERHAPS THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING, PERHAPS THAT'S WHAT HE'S THREATENING TO USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, BUT RIGHT NOW, NO VISION OF WHERE PUTIN'S OFF-RAMP RIGHT KNEE. >> NO GOOD OFF-RAMP. WHAT WE ARE SEEING ON THE GROUND, OF COURSE, ARE THOUSANDS OF RUSSIANS FLEEING. WE HAVE SEEN THESE VIDEOS. THEY ARE RESPONDING TO PUTIN'S DRAFT. NOW, WHERE IS PUTIN STANDING IN HIS OWN COUNTRY? IS THERE A REAL THREAT TO HIM BEING ABLE TO KEEP HIS OWN PEOPLE BEHIND HIM ON THIS? >> TO BE DETERMINED. TIME NEEDS TO PLAY OUT. OBVIOUSLY, HE IS LOSING PUBLIC SUPPORT, IF YOU LOOK AT THAT RALLY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE TODAY WHERE HE'S YELLING RUSSI, RUSSIA, RUSSIA. EVERYBODY IS OVER 70, AND WAVING FLAGS HALFHEARTEDLY. IS EVERYBODY BEHIND HIM? DOES EVERYBODY BELIEVE THIS WAR NEEDS TO GO TO THE DEGREE OF CONSCRIPTION HE IS GOING TO HAVE, TO WIN ON THE BATTLEFIEL? HARD TO SAY? HE HAS CERTAINLY PUT HIMSELF IN A PLACE WHERE HE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE, AND A PHYSICAL FUTURE WILL BE IN JEOPARDY. >> HUAWEI PRESIDENT-ELECT SKI TODAY, WITH FAST-TRACK NATO MEMBERSHIP, IT WAS IN THE NATO APPLICATION MOVING FORWARD AS THEY THREATENED WATER CONFLICT HERE? >> PUTIN WENT INTO UKRAINE, TO PREVENT UKRAINE FROM GETTING CLOSER TO THE WEST. THIS IS THE WORST OUTCOME. IT'S WHAT PUTIN DIDN'T WANT TO HAPPEN. FINLAND JOIN NATO, SWEDEN HAS JOIN NATO, HE HAS UKRAINE JOINING THE EU, WHICH WOULD BE TO THEIR BENEFIT, AND NOW HE HAS THEM APPLY FOR NATO MEMBERSHIP. EVERYTHING HE DID TO GO, INTO CONCORD, TO REESTABLISH THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE, IS NOW GOING WRONG. >> THEY HAVE RUSSIA'S HOPES THAT THIS WOULD SPLINTER THE WEST, CERTAINLY, NOT COMING TO FRUITION. QUITE THE OPPOSITE. >> SO FAR. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH A COLD WINTER, AND HOW THE EUROPEANS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS WAR. >> COLONEL STEVE, THANK YOU SO MUCH, THANKS FOR MAKING SENSE OF ALL THIS. WE SHALL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. >> NOW, TO A FRIGHTENING MOMENT DURING THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. THE DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK, GOING DOWN WITH NECK, AND HEAD INJURIES, JUST DAYS AFTER HE RETURNED TO THE FIELD TO SUFFER A CONCUSSION. THE NFL, AND THE PLAYERS UNION, LAUNCHING A JOINT INVESTIGATIO. HERE IS ABC'S AERIAL RUSSIA. >> IT WAS THIS TERRIFYING INJURY SEEN BY MILLIONS. A SECOND HIT IN LESS THAN A WEEK FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS, TRIGGERING AN INVESTIGATION TO THE TEAM'S HANDLING AND THE, AND A FALSE CONCUSSION PROTOCOL. TO A, SACKED IN THE LAST GAME AGAINST THE BANGLES, HIS BACK, AND HEAD, SLAMMING THE TURF. YOU CAN SEE HIS FINGER SEIZING, WHAT IS KNOWN AS FENCING. >> IT IS A NEUROLOGICAL RESPONSE TO HEAD TRAUMA. >> THIS RESPONSE, CERTAINLY, SIGNIFIES THAT A HEAD INJURY HAS OCCURRED, BUT, DOES NOT TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT THE SEVERITY OF THAT HEAD INJURY. >> HE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT LATER, FLEW HOME WITH THE TEAM. THE DOLPHINS, LAST NIGHT, ANNOUNCING THAT HE SUFFERED HEAD, AND NECK INJURIES. >> THE BEST NEWS THAT WE COULD GET IS THAT EVERYTHING HAS CHECKED OUT. THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MORE SERIOUS THAN A CONCUSSION. >> BUT THE WORRY IS REPEATED CONCUSSIONS. JUST FOUR DAYS EARLIER, 20 WAS KNOCKED TO THE GROUND, AND HIT IN HIS HEAD IN A GAME. >> STAGGERING ON THE FIELD AFTERWARDS. HE WENT BACK INTO THE GAME. THE DOLPHINS SAY, IT WAS A BAC, AND ANKLE INJURIES, NOT A CONCUSSION, WHICH WOULD HAVE SIDELINED HIM. AN INDEPENDENT DOCTOR, GIVING THE GREEN LIGHT TO PLAY LAST NIGHT. MIAMI'S COACH TODAY, INSISTING, TUA HAD BEEN CLEARED BY SEVERAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. >> IF THERE WOULD'VE BEEN ANYTHING LINGERING WITH HIS HEAD, I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LIVE WITH MYSELF, AND PUT THEM IN HARM'S WAY. >> BUT, CRITICS OF THE NFL IS HANDLING OF HEAD INJURIES, BELIEVE, TUA SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN BACK ON THE FIELD. >> WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS WILL DO FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. REALLY, HOW THIS WILL AFFECT HIM THE REST OF HIS LIFE. >> AERIAL JOINS US NOW, SO AERIAL, I WAS TO DOING TONIGHT? THE QUESTION EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO. HE SAYS HE'S FEELING BETTER AND FOCUSED ON RECOVERING SO THAT HE KICKED IT BACK ON THE FIELD. TONIGHT, THE NFL AND THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION ARE CONDUCTING A JOINT INVESTIGATION, MARY. >> SO MANY QUESTIONS, ERIELLE RESHEF, THANK YOU. STILL TO >> WE ARE TRACKING SEVERAL HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT. ENOUGH GHANA STAN, A SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKED A TUTORING CENTER WHERE ABOUT 300 BOYS AND GIRLS WERE TAKING PRACTICE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMS. AT LEAST 19 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND DOZENS WOUNDED. THE ATTACK WASN'T A WESTERN KABUL NEIGHBORHOOD POPULATED MOSTLY BY AFGHANISTAN'S MINORITY SHIITE COMMUNITY. THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP HAS CARRIED OUT REPEATED ATTACKS ON INSTITUTIONS IN THE AREA IN RECENT YEARS. CONFIRMATION TONIGHT OF A COUP IN THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY, IT IS A COUNTRY SECOND COUP IN EIGHT MONTHS. THE NEW MILITARY LEADER SAID IN A STATEMENT THE PREVIOUS RULER WAS OUSTED FOR HIS INABILITY TO DEAL WITH THE WORSENING'S LAMEST INSURGENCY. ISSUES SURROUNDING VIOLENT ISLAMIC GROUPS HAVE FUELED WHO IS IN MUCH OF WESTERN CENTRAL AFRICA IN RECENT YEARS. UNDOING YEARS OF DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS. CUBANS TOOK TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST MASSIVE BLACKOUTS THREE DAYS AFTER HURRICANE IAN SWEPT THE ISLAND. THE STORM KNOCKED OUT POWER TO THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF 11 MILLION PEOPLE. STREET PROTESTS ARE EXTREMELY RARE IN THE COMMUNIST COUNTRY, BUT SOME ALREADY REELING FROM FOOD, FUEL, AND MEDICINE SHORTAGES ARE SAYING THE PROLONGED BLACKOUT IS THE LAST STRAW. IN AN OFTEN CHAOTIC WORLD, FINDING TIME FOR STILLNESS AND A LITTLE PERSONAL PIECE CAN BE DIFFICULT. I AM JOINED NOW BY WORLD RENOWNED MEDITATION TEACHER BOB ROTH WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THOUSANDS, AN UPDATED VERSION OF HIS WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER, THE POWER OF TRANSCENDENTAL MEDICATION IS OUT NOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SPEAK TO US TONIGHT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >> IT IS REALLY WONDERFUL TO BE HERE WITH YOU, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW, TO START WITH THE BASICS HERE, EXPLAIN WHAT TRANSCENDENTAL MEDICATION IS. I HAVE HEARD YOU COMPARING THE MIND TO AN OCEAN. >> YEAH. IF YOU THINK OF A CROSS SECTION OF A NOTION WHERE YOU HAVE CHOPPY WAVES ON THE SURFACE BUT THE DEPTH OF THE OCEAN IS SILENT, OUR MIND IS THE SAME WAY. THE SURFACE OF OUR MIND IS CHOPPY WAVES, IT IS LIKE THE GOT TO, GOT TO, GOT TO MIND. I HAVE GOT TO DO THIS, I HAVE GOT TO DO THAT, BUT DEEP WITHIN EVERY HUMAN BEING, THE HYPOTHESIS IS THAT EVERY ONE OF US, WE DON'T HAVE TO BELIEVE I, IT IS THERE. THERE IS A LEVEL WHERE THE MIND IS ALREADY SETTLED, AND QUIET, AND CALM, AND ALERT. JUST LIKE THE OCEAN. AND ALL TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION IS AS A SIMPLE, NATURAL, EFFORTLESS TECHNIQUE THAT ALLOWS ANYONE FROM TEN YEARS AND UP, ANYONE TO JUST ACCESS, SETTLE DOWN AND ACCESS THAT INNER CALM THAT LIVES WITH IN EACH ONE OF US. AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THOSE ARE NICE FANCY WORDS, BUT WHEN THAT HAPPENS ACCORDING TO HUNDREDS OF PUBLISHED RESEARCH STUDIES, THE BODY GAINS A STATE OF ARREST DEEPER THAN THE DEEPEST PART OF SLEEP. SO IT IS A VERY REAL THING, AND VERY EASY TO PRACTICE. >> YOU MENTIONED THAT IT COULD HELP YOU GET MORE SLEEP, HAVE A LITTLE BIT LESS STRESS, I THINK THAT THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO ALL OF US. HELP US UNDERSTAND, WHAT ARE THE OTHER UNEXPECTED IMPACTS, AND OTHER WAYS THIS PRACTICE COULD BENEFIT SOMEONE'S LIFE. >> CHANCE AND DENTAL MEDITATION IS NOT JUST SOME HIPPIE THING THAT CAN MAKE ME FEEL RELAXED IN THE MOMENT. IT ACTUALLY HAS A PROFOUND TRANSFORMATIONAL EFFECT ON THE WAY MY NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTION, BY CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM FUNCTIONS, MY RESPIRATORY SYSTEM FUNCTIONS. IT IS A VERY HOLISTIC INTEGRATED APPROACH THAT IS BEING USED IN HOSPITALS, AND BUSINESSES, AND MILITARY BASES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. SO, THE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS ARE THIS HOLISTIC, FROM REDUCING STRESS, REDUCING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, TO INCREASING HAPPINESS, TO GIVING US MORE ENERGY, ALLOWING US TO SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT FROM ONE SIMPLE PRACTICE. >> AND YOU TALK ABOUT ALL OF THESE AMAZING BENEFITS, FROM ONE SIMPLE PRACTICE, AND SHE PUT IT. BUT I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD THIS FROM PEOPLE, THEY SAY I AM TOO BUSY, I DON'T THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TIME. I AM NOT SURE IF MEDITATION IS REALLY THE RIGHT THING FOR ME. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE SKEPTICS? >> I WELCOME SKEPTICS. I THINK A PERSON SHOULD BE VERY SKEPTICAL. WHAT I SAY TO A PERSON WHO SAYS THEY DON'T HAVE THE TIME AS I SAY, YEAH, NOBODY HAS THE TIME. WE ARE NOT JUST HERE LIKE, 20 MINUTES TWICE A DAY TO JUST BURN, NOTHING TO HAPPEN. ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE IS 1440 MINUTES IN THE DAY. AND IF WE DO NOT HAVE A FEW MINUTES IN THE MORNING, AND THE AFTERNOON TO ALLOCATE FOR OUR OWN PHYSICAL, AND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, I THINK WE MAY NEED TO RE-PRIORITIZE. BECAUSE THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THE STRESS, THE TENSION, THE PRESSURE, IT IS NOT GETTING ANY LESS. >> LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW YOU GET STARTED, THEN. THERE IS A VERY REAL TECHNIQUE TO THIS. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR TIPS FOR SOMEONE WHO IS A BEGINNER IN THE WORLD OF MEDITATION WHO MIGHT BE INTIMIDATED BY TRYING IT, BUT IS READY TO TAKE THAT LEAP? >> THE FIRST THING THAT I WOULD SUGGEST IS THE PERSON TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AND DO THE RESEARCH. THE THING IS, MEDITATION, PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD AND PRACTICED, IS VERY SIMPLE. IT IS ACCESSIBLE. IT IS NOT DIFFICULT. IF YOU ARE TRYING SOMETHING THAT IS HARD TO DO, AND FRUSTRATING, THEN TRY SOMETHING ELSE. MY FIRST SUGGESTION IS, RESEARCH. AND THEN GIVE IT A TRY. >> HOW HAVE THE EVENTS OF THE PAST FEW YEARS, INCLUDING, OF COURSE, THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC THAT CAUSED SO MUCH STRESS AND UNCERTAINTY FOR ALL OF US. HOW DOES THAT IMPACTED YOUR APPROACH TO BOTH TEACHING, AND PRACTICING MEDITATION? >> THE MESSAGE IS THE SAME. HERE IS AN EFFORTLESS TECHNIQUE YOU DO FOR A FEW MINUTES IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON THAT'LL GIVE YOUR BODY'S STATE OF ARREST DEEPER THAN SLEEP, IT WAKES UP THE CREATIVE NETWORKS AND THE BRAIN, THAT IS THE SAME MESSAGE. BUT THE FOCUS, THE IMPORTANCE, THE IMPACT, THAT HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER. SO, MORE PEOPLE ARE NOW COMING FORWARD AND THEY ARE NOT LOOKING AT MEDITATION AS IF IT IS SOME FAD, OR SOME TREND, BUT THEY ARE LOOKING AT IT AS -- FOR WHAT IT IS, A LEGITIMATE MEDICAL INTERVENTION THAT CAN ADDRESS SOME VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS THAT WE ARE ALL FACING. ALONG WITH EATING PROPERLY, ALONG WITH EXERCISE, ALONG WITH GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. THERE IS A MISSING ELEMENT, AND THAT MISSING ELEMENT IS ADDRESSING THE MIND, GIVING THE MIND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SETTLE DOWN, ACCESS THAT FIELD OF SILENCE THAT ALREADY EXISTS WITHIN US, AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE EFFECTS THAT IT BRINGS. >> I THINK YOU ARE ALREADY FINDING WAYS TO DISTRESS, FINDING WAYS TO FIGHT BURNOUT, IT CERTAINLY HAS NOT BEEN GREATER THAN IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. BOB, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THE NEW VERSION OF STRENGTH AND STILLNESS IS AVAILABLE NOW WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A LOT TO THINK ABOUT, BOB. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK. >> AND STILL TO COME HERE, HOW ONE STUDENT IS EARNING HER NURSING LICENS >> FINALLY TONIGHT, SHE CANNOT DRIVE TO SCHOOLYARD BUT 1:15 YEAR OLD IS ABOUT TO BECOME A LICENSED NURSE. THE ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT IS ABOUT TO BECOME THE YOUNGEST GRADUATE IN THE PROGRAM'S HISTORY. IT ALL STARTED WITH A LITTLE INSPIRATION FROM HER DAD. REPORTER CAMERON PULLEN FROM OUR PARTNER STATION INTRODUCES US TO THIS SPECIAL TEEN IN TONIGHT'S LOCAL LOWDOWN. >> I WILL HAVE YOU TURN YOUR HEAD TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT. >> SHE MAY NOT BE OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE -- >> I WILL LET THIS GO TO THE TABLE HERE. PERFECT. >> BUT IN LESS THAN A YEAR'S TIME, 15-YEAR-OLD ELIAHNA WILL BECOME THE YOUNGEST PERSON TO EVER GRADUATE FROM THE EDISON COLLEGE OF NURSING PROGRAM. >> FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE I HAVE BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT MEDICINE AND HELPING OTHERS. I THINK THAT LARGELY HAS TO DO WITH MY DAD WHO IS A GENERAL PRACTITIONER. >> IT WAS HER OFFICE WHERE SHE WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO WHAT WOULD BECOME HER FUTURE PASSIONS. SHE EVEN GAVE HER FIRST SHOT TO HER DAD AT JUST FOUR YEARS OLD. >> HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO DO ULTRASOUNDS, AND INTERPRET THEM AT EIGHT YEARS OLD. >> SO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT NEXT SUMMER SHE WILL RECEIVE HER BS AND, THE FIRST STEP IN HER JOURNEY TO BECOMING A NURSE PRACTITIONER. HER DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED BECAME FURTHER IN THE PANDEMIC. >> IT SERVED AS AN EYE-OPENER EVENT, BUT I REALLY WOULD SAY THAT IT HONESTLY REINFORCED MY IDEA OF BECOMING A NURSE. BECAUSE WE NEED PEOPLE SO BADLY TO HELP CARE FOR PATIENTS. AND I WANT TO BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. >> SHE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL EARLY, WHILE ALSO BEING ENROLLED IN COLLEGE COURSES, A PIECE OF WEARING SHE HAS COME TO EMBRACE, NOW WITH A 16-MONTH ACCELERATED NURSING PROGRAM. >> WE NEED CAPABLE, INTELLIGEN, UNAFRAID, AND BOLD NURSES OUT THERE. >> CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSO, DOCTOR OLIVIA, SAYS THEY ARE ATTRIBUTES SHE SAW IN ELIAHNA THE MEDIATELY. >> SEEING THE STUDENTS THAT HAVE THIS FIRE, THAT HAVE THIS EXCITEMENT, THAT HAVE THIS DRIVE, THAT IT GIVES ME HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE NURSING PROFESSION. I THINK THAT IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW. >> AND THE FUTURE IS LOOKING BRIGHT. THAT IS OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT. STAY TUNED TO ABC NEWS LIVE FOR MORE CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I AM MARY BRUCE, THANK YOU FOR STREAMING WITH US.

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