Transcript for ABC News All Access: Monday, March 9, 2020
Tonight on ABC news all access corona virus fears and falling oil prices driving a market downfall in the largest Dow point drop. In history. Plus former vice president Joseph Biden and senator Bernie Sanders are set to face off in another key primary tomorrow. To senator still have a shot at the nomination. And we're celebrating women's history month honoring pioneers making history today in fields and on courts dominated by men. Good evening to you on GO but he does all that and more coming up this half hour. But we begin with that big story the markets on a downed flight again and the Dow falling more than 7%. In the worst day of trading since 2008 as fears over the corona virus and dropping oil prices. Led to a temporary halt in trading after a sharp decline this morning. ABC's chief bankers George Stephanopoulos and cheap business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis have the details in this special report. The Dow headed for its worst single day point loss since the Great Recession back in 2008 there you see down almost 2000 points seven and a half percent. Concern over that spreading corona virus all over the world a global price a price war. In oil set off by Saudi Arabia and Russia and the possible freezing up. Credit markets all conspiring. For this huge drop in the Dow Jones today capping off. Drops in financial markets around the world began. We get almost 24 hours ago want to go to Rebecca Jarvis from. More but the fact he can do right now. The fear of corona virus continues fault concerned about a global recession. On Wall Street today George a historic day the largest point drop. In history with stocks falling more than you 2000 points. Doing the trading session and the worst day for stocks on a percentage basis since the Great Recession and the financial crisis and here on Wall Street. The overarching theme has banned the unknowns the uncertainties surrounding this virus and the fact that today eat. Wall Street still doesn't believe we have the data surrounding the virus that self. To no all of that we're fully out of the woods here George Noory. Well what we're seeing used to that was combined as I said with that price war in oil setup for Saudi Arabia. And Russia and the signals we're seeing from the bond but from the bond market that a recession could spread around the world. Exactly and and part of that price war began over the weekend OPEC had a meeting to address the falling price of oil. In the face of the corona virus the corona virus weighs on demand when factories are closed people are traveling consumers aren't out in about. That weighs on oil in the thinking was over the weekend OPEC would meet and find ways to support oil prices. Instead the saudis walked from the tops. And started a price war with Russia that has weighed very heavily. On all wheel today which closed down. More than 20% at 31 dollars a barrel. And keep in mind they are six point seven million people in America that work at energy companies with oil prices at these levels. At least some of those jobs are potentially at risk George. And the bigger question going forward are the industries that have been impacted by this now of course. We do hear about the energy industry but so far we've seeded in the cruise industry we've seen it in the airline industry we've seen so many companies Warren. That their operations overseas in China have been impacted by this and so many companies have now told their employees to stay home. Apple Amazon Microsoft among those companies. Also companies canceling conferences. And the question many economists are now asking. He is. As people stay home as choices are made about. Whether to go out to dinner or whether to go to a movie weather go to a sporting event that all has a ripple effect on the economy. And today especially you were starting to hear from analysts. Like Mark Zandi the chief economist at Moody's. Saying with out some form of fiscal stimulus the economy very well could face a recession. This year George. Thank you reckon that as the white ass considering emergency Russian measures emergency stimulus measures now that they would have to work with congress on to spark. To stimulate. This economy wanna go to Jon Karl in Washington more on that the president coming back from Florida taken amuses economic advises afternoon. That's right George and he also plans to meet with CEOs of major companies on Wednesday. We're told are looking at a range of potential. Options to tried some economic stimulus here the way Larry Kudlow is top economic advisor has put it. These would be a timely targeted to where we can do the most good so. Potentially. He said efforts but to help the airline industry which is obviously expected to be hit very hard by all of this also. Small business owners those of the type of measures that are being considered at the White House nothing announced yet. But but as you mentioned meeting with his economic team today at the White House. And we expect to see CEOs of some of the nations largest corporations at the White House. On Wednesday and and that's what the White House is good is considering you've also Democrats in congress talk about possible stimulus measures as well including get paid family leave for workers who might have to work from home weren't able. To get into continued to have child care for their children are home. From school any chances of bipartisan cooperation here. Yes George it that we're talking about paid sick leave a particular people have to stay home. It and will not be paid while they're staying home. This is as you mentioned something it's been talked about by. Members of congress but democratic leaders in congress and we're told the White House is also looking into this as well swipe could see a potential bipartisan agreement on that. Our thanks to Jon Karl there in Washington as well as our chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. The corona virus is having an effect worldwide Italy declaring a national emergency. About sixty million people there are now fourteen after a 133 people died of the virus in just 44 hours now the nation's top tourist attractions are closed. And the famous canals of Venice virtually empty. And ABC's chief medical correspondent doctor Jan Ashton has the answers to your big questions. Before we get severe questions judges was quickly asked. How likely is it that we start seeing the kind of measures that we're seeing in countries like Italy. I mean I think it's definitely a possibility you know I think what's really important to remember here Diane and I can emphasize this enough. No one has a crystal ball here this is a new virus it's less than three months old. We don't know how it will be evening and in medicine in hindsight can be 20/20 just like in life and the you know we're not just talking about case count here. We're talking about real people and people's lives and health so I think. It is possible that we could see aggressive social distancing measures like that but again no one knows right out of your questions just on two letters asking all the traveling on and off the next month and live with my grandparents what are some things I should do to protect myself and great questions so like me I have a lot of travel for work coming up and right now none of that has been canceled but I think if you must travel for work. And you want to take some common sense steps. To try to protect not only yourself and we've talked about what those are you know hand to hand washing etc. keeping yourself as healthy as you can be in general doesn't exactly. Five in terms of exposure to more vulnerable populations and yes this is not only. Older individuals the elderly but it's someone with that weekend or suppressed immune system. And certain chronic medical conditions. He want to take the steps that are low risk potentially high benefits so if you live with elderly people relatives. You want to obviously try to keep a little bit of distance between you and and those people that's easy to do. And it may have some benefit if not to protect them against possible corona virus. Influenza or other circulating viruses so again those kinds stabs. You know they don't sound very high tech they don't sound very glamorous but it's just common sense Elizabeth wants to know how do I discuss the corona virus with my elementary school children. Great question. First of all it has to be age appropriate so on you should answer the questions on the level that they're asked you should try to assess what children know. I'm in this goes for all age groups by the way and then at the end of the day. Especially with younger children all they want to know is that they are safe and so you want to reassure them. That while there are germs around there are always germs around these are the steps that you can take and misses what moms. We're dads are doing to help keep them safe as well in schools are taking this really seriously so I think that should help what it must be tough to ride that line between getting them to understand the importance of things like washing their hands and also it would scare them correct and you don't wanna. Kind of drive them to an extreme reaction but I have to say you know both of my kids are in college. And they have said to me I'm scared. You know and so I would say you know if you're that child of a nurse or doctor. You are kind of in a different category because you're just used to these kind of things all the time so if I'm hearing that from my kids. You know that's that's to be expected and I think just open communication reassurance. And that it's important for them to know that in life you can say would you don't know and you know still be okay I love this next question should there be any fear of going to a health care facility for more routine illnesses like a sinus infection or strep throat well that's some really important question on a number of levels number one if you remember that lets see emergency rooms right now. They're still doing business as usual with heart attacks strokes accidents on the run of the mill things that already have emergency rooms at capacity. Really at baseline those things need to continue so you have to it you know and it's a balance between taking care of yourself and not. Endangering the lives of others or exposing others if you have to go to a health care facility for an elective test. You know it depends on where you are located in the country is at it or even a hot spots city so on and so forth. How important it is I wouldn't delay anything that's absolutely important I personally am seeing patients today in my medical practice so. You know those kind of things still need to continue but trust your guide. And you have to weigh your own risk tolerance so unbeaten communication with the people who were requesting those tests your health care providers. And kind of take it from there but it's an individual decision and Tina on Twitter wants to notion your temporary it will temporarily avoid places like. Hot you know that the gym locker room dishonest and germs easily hang around in those wet places well the answer is yes all germs not just corona virus but should you avoid them now I mean I think we have to go about our daily lives just taking some few common sense precautions and again you know. Being active in exercising is important for our immune system so I'm still going in the jam. And our thanks to doctor Jan there and be sure to tune in each weekday noon right here on ABC news live for the latest on cove in nineteen and more of your questions. Answered by our medical expert's. Coming up here senator Bernie Sanders gears up for tomorrow's big primary but his chances of clinching the nomination are looking slimmer. More ABC news all access right after the and we're back now with more ABC news all access this Monday night the race for 20/20 continues to heat up. In the past eight days we've seen former mayors' feet booted judge and Michael Bloomberg. And senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Ward all exit the race and tomorrow night. 352. Delegates are up for grabs as voters in six states head to the polls to vote for a democratic presidential nominee. ABC news chief anchor George Stephanopoulos caught up with one of those candidates senator Bernie Sanders yesterday on this week tickle. How surprise were you. By Super Tuesday and how do you explain. Well want to leave. Things that I was kind of not supplies Bart has the power of the establishment through force. Amy Klobuchar code works so hog people to judge you. You know really worked extremely flawed as well out all of the race. What was very clear from the media narrative of what the establishment. All wanted was to. Make sure of that people coalesced around Biden and dog tried to defeat me so that's not surprising. We ought picking on George and I think everybody knows the establishment we're taking on the corporate establishment. We're taking on the political establishment. And called what you are seeing now just in the last few weeks is Wall Street all of the health care industry the billionaire class putting a lot of money into Joe's campaign. All but at the end of the day you know what. I think we're gonna win this thing all we want in California we wanna Utah we want to Colorado. We won in Vermont we won three states popular votes of people about and I'm looking forward to the primary here in Michigan and in the state of Washington. Other places as well we're gonna have all of the support but we've hearing Graham Robertson Jesse Jackson. And as I think you well know when you know Jesse Jesse has been. Of one of the great civil larger civil rights leaders in the modern history this country he changed American politics. But with the console the rainbow coalition bring blacks and whites Latinos together in 84 in 88 he has been a leader in helping to transform this country. An aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so we're proud look we have the support of virtually every major grass roots organization. We're presenting millions of workers black and brown and white we have the support of a number of major unions in this country. This is no secret George you know politics will not gonna get the support of most elected leaders thought most governors thought most senators. But we all winning the support of grass roots America because we have an agenda that speaks to working people. Howard gender is very different and I'll record is very different then Joseph Biden's. Joseph Biden voted for the war in Iraq I helped lead the opposition here in Michigan right now. The trade agreements like Napster and PNC all with China would disastrous course the Hudson 60000 jobs here in Michigan because American workers will force. To compete against desperate people in Mexico and China. Course mobile four million jobs actually are led the effort against those disasters trader whose work with the unions Joseph voted for those trade agreements. Joseph was has been in the past on the floor of the senate talking about the need to cut Social Security Medicare veterans program spot a law so called balanced budget. Effort are strongly opposed but I believe we have to expand social critic Joseph was now getting its funding. From at least sixty billion ads. Not to mention the super bark we get out what funding from the grass roots and working families averaging eighteen dollars and fifty cents. People on the slam the difference we are in a crisis in America not only in the need to defeat Donald Trump. The most dangerous president in modern American history but to take on the greed and corruption of corporal we know Joseph is a from the mud. Embargo wearing an arms so that of Joseph wins albeit after him to defeat trump he has said he'll be there to meet to defeat trump we're agreed on the but I think. In the the course of a political Korea. Members of the senate members of the house have to cast the typical votes. Oh I cast a vote against the so called defense of marriage act. Which was a homophobic act what what the right wing back then it was not an easy vote Joseph voted for. A law like. Voted consistently. Against the Hyde amendment which the noise women in this country the ability to control their own bodies in terms of abortion. Ought Joseph voted for so what I'm saying he'll. Is that. People want somebody classic history of standing opt. And making the tough decisions and talk to wants the war in Iraq it was thought so we'll see little let me get an email Ebola Weyrich do you really believe there's any difference feeding you and Joseph Biden right now I'm gay rights or abortion rights. Going forward. You Arctic by how well look I mean if you George somebody barred their records. I have been there are of a 100% pro choice voting record. All I was there when the going was tough Joseph was not. In terms of gay rights that it in terms of you know as I mentioned the defense so called defense of marriage act. It was not an easy vote as you will recall and what I Kasten said no you know marriage is not just between a man and women people. How the right to marry whoever they want regardless of their gender that was a pop vote in Vermont. A law in terms of whether or not gays have the right. Had the right to. Be in the military. This Don't Ask Don't Tell but I was on the right side of that issue and Joseph was thought to although I'm saying yet I'd like to I really don't. Is that people have a right to know who is going to be there when the going gets tough quoting gets the Wall Street bailout. I don't like voted against that Joseph voted for it. There were all realism also backed by U President Obama Nancy Pelosi Ted Kennedy your own senior senator from Vermont panel is right that's where. They're all wrong dots right but it was a the golf course are what are said that it that are saying that I hope you don't give trillions of dollars and zero interest loans. To Wall Street and large corporations all over this country if you wanted to bail out Wall Street. The way you do it is ask the wealthiest people in this country who helped cause the crisis. To stop paying their taxes so the we could do what have to be done. Let's look ahead to next Tuesday or information over 538 he crunch the numbers and showed it almost no chance of getting a plurality delegates without a win. In Michigan do you agree that Michigan is make or break for you. No I don't I've been asked was make or break. Pick your Jew will no drugs and a little bit about all of its maker breaks of the Iowa since the I have officials Nevada every state is important Michigan is very very important last time around. In 2006 they are was told impossible. You can't win Michigan affect the day before the election. We were twenty points out at some of these polls. I think we got a great shot to win in Michigan and if we got a great shot to win in Washington maybe some of the states as well we're a long long way. To go to the democratic nomination we're gonna fight up every both that we can get. Final question if it becomes clear though in the next month that you cannot get. A plurality you will not be getting to the convention with the lead we drop out or take this all the way to the convention. Let we will fight for every vote that we can ends we're as we try to win this election and I'm not a massive shifts. Who wants the sleigh in a race that can't be one. But right now that's a little bit premature what's thought to determine. What will happen on Tuesday what will happen in the future I think we got a great chance to win in Michigan Washington New York State some of the major states that are coming up but I think the people in those states have a right to cast people. For the candidate that they want to see become president of the United States. And our thanks to Georgia and senator Sanders for that interview and tomorrow voters in six states had to the polls to vote for a democratic presidential nominee. We're gonna have complete coverage right here tomorrow night 7 PM Easter. On ABC news law. We've yesterday being international women's day we thought but today. We profile eleven trailblazing women who are leaving their mark by coaching in the NBA and although the hiring of women coaches in the league might seem like a recent trend. It's been going on a lot longer than you might think dating back almost two decades with Lisa Boyer 2001 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN's Maria Taylor caught up with these women who are proving that leadership does not have a jet. Welcome to the new look India and there are eleven women serving as assistant coaches did fees and and this isn't the latest that. It's a real movement with one mission get the best and the brightest in the game to coach the most electrifying players on the hard. Oh. Get so yeah. PL IV the first female assistant coach for the grizzlies. She just find it's different type of spouse Phyllis filler there we needed shootings have what's alive Reuters columns. Whatever we needs commode away. The big thing was and how the plan was a point argument and the coach on the floor so. Taking that and trying to use my experiences I've been through what I've learned to teach them. Coaches who bring with them championship pedigree. WNBA legends such as Kara Lawson. Kristi Tolliver Lindsey Harding and Teresa Weatherspoon. Are helping to develop the likes of Jason take them. Keyaron Fox really hard to Mora and die on Williams. My job is to taking a woman. Coty minute which is perceived to be your regular and it's my job to make its normal. Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman set the standard and made headlines in 2009 as a head coach of the mavericks G league affiliate the Texas legend. And so admired. And in 24 team. Affect him in the seventh player in WNBA history to score 5000 career points. Became the first female to hold an assistant coaching position in the NBA full time. There's a number of assistant coach cookie haven't been in first yeah absolutely committed to do so with the highest level. The San Antonio Spurs your Las Vegas summer. As head coach him and led the spurs to the summer league championship in 2050. And one at all I happen to be a female but I do believe leadership knows no gender. We're expecting him. Getting a job in San Antonio I think it started changing at least the pop. Adams over saying you know want ultimately it was kind of out there in my head for conceptual. One featuring. Calling him. And wisest assistant Kristi Tolliver. Helped lead the Washington mystics to their first WNBA championship. In 2019. Now she's the the only current active player amongst the roster of women assistant coaches. In the NBA. Safety of our staff. So brutal experience because there's so much knowledge fast it is absorbed lives through this just I have with the interaction I had to pull any assistance. Asked me about my interest. You can tell that players that there's going to be a coach for not we have that his back their heads into big time asset to our program. With women and such prominent roles across the NBA the future is looking right and is just a matter of when. Not if we will see the first woman head coach in the NBA. And our thanks to those remarkable women and our friends over and ESPN for that for more. Head over to espn.com. Or ESPN's app to check out an extended cut profiling these trailblazing NBA coaches just amazed. Coming up next here we take you behind the scenes. Of a galaxy far far away. More ABC news all access and Mir are light years of war we are moments away stay with us. Maybe you can't forget anything yeah. Are you. Calling. And welcome back to ABC news all access that's Carrie Fisher right there is the iconic princess Leila. And for all you Star Wars fans out there we haven't ABC news exclusive look right now at a new documentary. Make those behind the scenes of Star Wars the rise of skywalker. Carrie Fisher's daughter billion board opens up about her late mother and how Fisher was able to appear in this new film. Here's ABC's Chris com. It's literally like a gift from her or her forcing us to make of the star of the movie. Probably both words from Billy lord daughter of Carrie Fisher nothing happened. I think it's each. Taken from a new behind the scenes documentary of Star Wars the rise of skywalker which shows so the movie incorporated Fisher's character lay up into episodes nine and film after her death. We're able to sort of retreat kind of everything as faithfully as it was on that day building hour movie around her. And so that involves she you have to station the other characters as well. The documentary available in March 17 with the digital release of the rights of skywalker depicting how director JJ Abrams. And stir daisy Ridley dealt with the scenes technical and emotional challenges. This is a perky we're doing immediately. Or heat up. Well put us the reality of having to sing with someone who isn't actually that schools. Was very difficult. I still comfortable Coughlin hadn't. Also in the doctor entitled the skywalker legacy and the deep dive into the filmmakers decision to feature latest Jen I training in the sun. We asked some really exciting questions at the beginning yeah. Florida stepping in due where mother shoes playing her in this fight scenes. Being back has been incredible painful surreal all of the adjectives that you can come up put. Probably. I've felt. I know that we were doing this. We've sort of her hours side. That's and that's always be grateful for the Good Morning America Chris Connelly ABC news Los Angeles are right Chris thank you so much for that ABC news exclusive and the Star Wars documentary. Is out march 17. That does it for us this half hour here on ABC news all access I'm GO Benitez and this. Is ABC news law. Yeah. Oh I'm rescue. Maybe you are getting pain pain yeah. Calling. And welcome back to ABC news all access that's Carrie Fisher right there as the iconic princess Leila. And for all you Star Wars fans out there we haven't ABC news exclusive look right now at a new documentary. Make those behind the scenes of Star Wars the rise of skywalker. Carrie Fisher's daughter billion board opens up about her late mother and how Fisher was able to appear. In this new films. Here's ABC's Chris com. It's literally like a gift from her or her forcing us to make of the star of the movie. Probably both words from Billy lord daughter of Carrie Fisher nothing. It's each. Taken from a new behind the scenes documentary of Star Wars the rise of skywalker which shows of the movie incorporated features character layup. In to episode nine and film after her death. We're able to sort of retreat kind of everything as faithfully as it was on that day building our movie around her. And so that involves you have to station the other characters as well. The documentary available on March 17 with the digital release of the rights of skywalker depicting how director JJ Abrams. And stir daisy Ridley dealt with the scenes technical and emotional challenges. It is a perky we're doing immediately. Orders you don't. Well its. The reality of having to sing with someone who isn't actually that spoons. Was very difficult. I still have to vocal and Antonin. Also in the doctor entitled the skywalker legacy and the deep dive into the filmmakers decision to feature latest Jen I training in the sun. We asked some really exciting questions at the beginning in this. Lord stepping into where mother shoes playing her in this fight scenes. Being back has been incredible painful surreal all of the adjectives that you can come up but. Probably. I've felt. Didn't know that we were doing this. We're sort of per hour side. That's an at odds with the grateful for the Good Morning America Chris Connelly ABC news Los Angeles are right Chris thank you so much for that ABC news exclusive and the Star Wars documentary. Is out march 17. That does it for us this half hour here on ABC news all access I'm GO Benitez and this is ABC news law.
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