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BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR AND CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Good morning. Welcome to your NEW DAY. I'm Boris Sanchez.

AMARA WALKER, CNN ANCHOR AND CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Good morning. I'm Amara Walker.

All eyes on Tropical storm Ian as Florida braces for what could become a category four hurricane before landfall. We'll have the latest on the storm's path and when it could potentially hit.

SANCHEZ (voice-over): Plus congresswoman Liz Cheney says she is ready to part ways with her party if Donald Trump becomes the nominee in 2024. We'll tell you how she plans to keep fighting to prevent the former president from running for the White House.

WALKER (voice-over): And Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy making a direct appeal to Russian fighters being called up into harm's way.

SANCHEZ (voice-over): Plus, a Hollywood actress stalked for more than a decade. We'll tell you about the DNA technology that helped solve this crime.


SANCHEZ: The start of a new week, Sunday, September 25th. Thank you so much for waking up with us.

Amara, good morning.

WALKER: It's always so refreshing to hear you say it's the start of a new week.

We are watching one storm, all of Florida watching the Caribbean this morning, as tropical storm Ian continues to gain strength. The latest forecast shows it's growing to a category 4 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico before slamming into Florida. It would be the first major hurricane to hit the state in four years. SANCHEZ: So yesterday Florida governor Ron DeSantis extended an

emergency order to include the entire state. And President Biden declared an emergency for Florida, putting FEMA and other federal agencies on alert.

Residents from the Florida Panhandle to the Florida Keys are being urged to prepare for storm surge, hurricane force winds and, of course, heavy rain.


MAYOR TERESA HEITMANN, NAPLES, FLORIDA: This is the calm before the storm. I've seen lines at the gas stations and the natural gas, propane. They're taking it serious. And I encourage those that are not, to always take a storm seriously, because you can never estimate where that storm might turn.

And we need to be prepared.




WALKER: So the White House is, of course, getting track of Ian and pledging full federal support ahead of the storm. Priscilla Alvarez joins us now.

As you were saying, Priscilla, the White House has issued an emergency declaration. What more do we know?

PRISCILLA ALVAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right. Biden declared a declaration for Florida as the storm approaches. What that means is that it authorizes FEMA to coordinate all efforts.

Biden, of course, had plans to attend a DNC rally and that trip has now been cancelled.

WALKER: Priscilla, thank you very much.

Let's talk more about preparations with Kevin Guthrie, Florida's Division of Emergency Management.

So we don't know a lot at this time in terms of exactly where this storm is going to go. We know much of Florida is still in the cone. But that could change quickly.

So what is your message to the people of Florida, who should be preparing?

KEVIN GUTHRIE, FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: So I appreciate you allowing us to call the show this morning.

I think the first message is everyone in Florida is going to feel the impacts of the storm. In Irma, we had a southwest landfall and we had catastrophic flooding in Miami.

People around the state are getting prepared. What we want people to do now is to get your plans together. We over-evacuated in that storm. About 6 million were evacuated and about 3 million didn't need to evacuate.

So if you're not in an evacuation zone, you don't need to leave.

WALKER: What about the evacuation orders then?

When do you expect those to come down?

I understand the emergency managers in the Florida Keys are still waiting because there's so many uncertainties regarding people there in Monroe County.

GUTHRIE: Every county has evacuation clearance times. The Keys can wait. But regional evacuation clearance time figures in traffic on the roadway. That's why we need 48 to 72 hours of the evacuation order to actually get cleared out.

WALKER: Do you have anything you need so far?

GUTHRIE: Yes, we spoke with FEMA. We did get the emergency category B. That will allow us to call big items, such as big food, big water, big ambulance contracts. Pinellas County has about 153 nursing homes if we should have to that evacuation of, let's say, Tampa.

WALKER: And lastly, you know, Boris and I talking about this yesterday, I lived in Miami for seven years. I went down to the Keys for many storms. We know the attitude. There's a very laid-back attitude.


WALKER: It's been four years since a major storm has hit Florida.

What do you want to tell people?

GUTHRIE: Make those decisions smartly. Florida building code is one of the toughest in the world. You may not be in a flood zone. If you're OK living with electricity for three, four, five days, up to 10 days, that is actually OK. But make smart, intelligent decisions.

WALKER: Appreciate your advice. Thank you.

GUTHRIE: Thank you for having us.

SANCHEZ: We've got some new images to show you from eastern Canada that display the trail of destruction left behind after Fiona swept through the region. It left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. Some homes were washed away.

Fiona has claimed the lives of at least 5 and is one of the strongest storms to hit Canada's Atlantic coast. Still plenty to come this morning. Liz Cheney doubling down on her

criticism of the Republican Party, even going as far as saying she would leave if Trump was the nominee.

WALKER: An actor's alleged stalker has been arrested. CNN is getting an exclusive look at how the new DNA technology works. That's just ahead.





WALKER: Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney draws a political line in the sand. She says if Donald Trump is the GOP nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican.

SANCHEZ: As you might recall, Cheney was booted from the House Republican leadership last year over her criticism of Trump.

WALKER: Daniella Diaz has more for us.

What else did Cheney have to say?

DANIELLA DIAZ, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: She spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival where she continued to dodge questions about whether she would run for president in 2024.


REP. LIZ CHENEY (R-WY): I think that Donald Trump is -- he's the only president in American history who refused to guarantee a peaceful transition of power. And so -- yes, the fact that my party has refused in the months since then to stand up to him, I think, does tell you how sick the party is.

I'm going to make sure Donald Trump -- I'm going to make sure he's not the nominee. And if he is the nominee, I won't be a Republican.


Thank you.


DIAZ: Incredibly notable that she's saying this as she was once seen as a rising star in the party. She is the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney. And now because of her outspoken words against former president Donald Trump, she doesn't attend conference meetings anymore with Republicans.

And she lost her primary and will not be in Congress after this term. She also said that she would campaign with Democrats if it meant that

someone like, for example, Kari Lake, the gubernatorial candidate in Arizona, who continues to spread these lies that the election was stolen from the former president, if she becomes governor, she would campaign with Democrats to stop that.

She said there's still a lot of bad policies in the Biden administration but she does think it's important for voters to recognize that they should not support candidates who continue to lie, that the election was stolen from Trump.

SANCHEZ: We'll see how her potential endorsements ring out for Democrats. Daniella Diaz, thank you so much for that.

We actually want to play the sound of Liz Cheney making headlines, for saying that she'd be willing to campaign for Democrats, going up against Republicans promoting falsehoods about the 2020 election, including that race that Daniela mentioned in Arizona. Listen to this.


CHENEY: I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake is not elected.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So does that include campaigning for Democrats, if that's what it takes?






SANCHEZ: CNN political analyst Margaret Talev is also the managing editor of Axios.

Always good to see you bright and early on a Sunday.

There's not much ideological overlap between Liz Cheney and the Democrats.


SANCHEZ: Do you think her endorsement could help a race like the gubernatorial one in Arizona?

MARGARET TALEV, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: I think Democrats will absolutely welcome her.

I her say fundamentally that conservative ideals are still at her core but this year the baseline has to be about something more fundamental, the rule of law, upholding democracy.

She's actually telling Republicans across America, don't stay home; go to the polls and vote for the Democrat when the Republican nominee is an election denier.

That is a big deal. To me, it's a bigger deal than her saying she wouldn't remain a Republican if Donald Trump is the nominee again. It's quite extraordinary.

SANCHEZ: Her political future looking at 2024 still an open question.

The January 6 committee returns this week.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Would you like president Trump to Trump to testify?

CHENEY: Any ...


CHENEY: Let me say that any interaction that Donald Trump has with the committee will be under oath and subject to --




SANCHEZ: What are you anticipating from the next hearing?

Will Trump be involved?

TALEV: I wouldn't bet on it. But it's interesting because she answered almost every other question so instinctively. But the questions about Trump, she chose her wording very, very carefully.

SANCHEZ: Yes, her hesitation in answering speaks for itself.

House Republicans laying out their 2022 campaign agenda. There was a line saying, "The party will save and strengthen Social Security and Medicare. Some Republicans view this as potentially problematic.

Do you see it that way?

TALEV: Yes, you know, it was very vague. Rick Scott from Florida had more specifics, which Mitch McConnell has been against because they're hot button issues. He's saying the focus should be on Democrats.

McCarthy was trying to message in ways where the people who want smaller government and want to undercut Democratic gains and also on abortion rights.

But McCarthy and McConnell are convinced that it's vague enough that Republicans won't hang themselves on it.

The Democratic figure at that festival who got the most attention was Gavin Newsom, the governor of California. I was really struck by how he and Liz Cheney's messages talked on opposite ends of the same spectrum: whether facts are more important than the narrative.


TALEV: Cheney seemed to say facts should be more important than the narrative and Republicans just can't win at any cost. Newsom was saying, right now in America, the facts are not more important than the narrative and Democrats have to do a better job.

SANCHEZ: Margaret Talev, thank you so much.

TALEV: Thanks, Boris.

WALKER: All right, new this morning, Ukraine is reporting a new drone attack on Odessa. Where officials believe Russia is getting the drones, that's next.




SANCHEZ: Focusing now on Russia's war in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is replying to Vladimir Putin's call to bring up 300,000 citizens for his war in Ukraine, describing it as a "mobilization to graves."


WALKER: Yes, he says he was quoting the Russian people themselves where 1000s are fleeing at least in part to avoid the draft. Yesterday alone, officials say more than 8000 Russians crossed by land, you can see the line there of cars, into Finland. CNN's Ben Wedeman is live in Kharkiv, Ukraine with more.

Hi there, Ben! So, what are we seeing in terms of the reaction to this latest massive mobilization by Putin?

BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENt (on camera): Amara, Boris, well, what we heard from President Zelenskyy here in his nightly address was he was calling on those Russian soldiers who ended up on the front lines in Ukraine to either surrender. And he said that if they surrender, they will be treated in a civilized manner. The circumstances of their surrender will be kept secret because the Russians have come out and said that anybody who surrenders voluntarily could face up between 10 and 15 years in prison.

And he said that in the event of a prisoner exchange, if any of those Russian prisoners does not want to go back to Russia, Ukraine will facilitate that desire. He also called on Russian soldiers in Ukraine to sabotage Russian operations, to interfere with those operations, and also to pass on information to the Ukrainian side. Now, this is really part of an ongoing psychological war by the Ukrainians against Russians.

And I can tell you, the other day, I was near the Russian front lines, I have a Ukrainian phone, and I received on it a letter -- or rather a text from the Ukrainian authorities saying soldier of the Russian Federation, you are fulfilling a criminal order. You will die. Surrendered to captivity. You will return home safely.

Now, as far as action going on on the ground here in Ukraine, the city of Odessa has recently come under repeated drone attack. Odessa, keep in mind is fairly far from the front lines, and it's believed many of these drones are Iranian drones sold to the Russians. In one case, several drones hit a civil administration building in the middle of the city causing fatalities. And in another, it hit the navy headquarters there because of course Odessa is a port city.

In response, the Ukrainian authorities have called upon the Iranian embassy to reduce its staff in Kyiv. And they have pulled the accreditation of the Iranian Ambassador. Boris, Amara?

WALKER: All right, Ben Wedeman, I appreciate your reporting. As always, thank you so much, Ben.

Well, it was an emotional reunion this weekend when two American prisoners of war returned home to the U.S. after being held captive for more than three months by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine.

SANCHEZ: Veterans Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh embrace their families and friends Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama after being released earlier this week following a prisoner swap. CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood has more on the story.

KYLIE ATWOOD, CNN SECURITY CORRESPONDENT (on camera): Well, Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh are back in the United States after they traveled to Ukraine earlier this year and they were captured by pro- Russian proxies held captive for more than three months. Their families knew very little about the conditions of their captivity. Only one of them was able to have a few conversations with their family members while they were held captive.

And they are released as part of a swap of prisoners of war between the Ukrainians and the Russians that the Saudis and the Turks helped to facilitate that happened earlier this week. And they traveled to Saudi Arabia. They got medical checks, met with you as diplomats on the ground there before returning to the United States to Birmingham, Alabama where they are reunited with their family. Boris, Amara?

WALKER: Kylie, thank you.

An Ohio Doctor fighting to protect her patients life finds herself up against Ohio's new abortion law. That story is next.


[06:35:00] WALKER: Many women in the U.S. have faced difficult choices in the shifting legal landscape after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

SANCHEZ: CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on one couple who were denied an abortion in Ohio even though doctors told them the baby would not survive beyond a few hours if they carried it to term and it could potentially endanger the mother's life.


ELIZABETH COHEN, CNN SENIOR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT (voiceover): Tara and Justin George met right out of high school, got married, and this spring they were thrilled to find out they were expecting. Early on, sharing ultrasound pictures with friends and family. Buying onesies for the boy they named Griffin.

JUSTIN GEORGE, WIFE DENIED ABORTION: I'm like, oh, it's a boy. Like, I get to see him. Like, I'm so excited. All I could think of was just hanging out watching sports, taking him to games, just doing everything a dad would do with his son.

COHEN: But then, at a routine ultrasound halfway through Tara's pregnancy.


J. GEORGE: The woman doing the ultrasound gets up and just kind of leaves the room, doesn't say anything.

COHEN: That's when Dr. Mae Winchester, a high risk pregnancy specialist came into the room and did her own scan.

DR. MAE WINCHESTER, HIGH RISK PREGNANCY SPECIALIST: There was no fluid around the baby. And so right away, I knew something absolutely terrible was going on.

COHEN: The baby had severe heart defects and --

WINCHESTER: The baby had complete kidney failure.

COHEN: Could that baby survive after birth?

WINCHESTER: This was a uniformly fatal diagnosis for this baby.

COHEN: Tara and Justin's dreams shattered.

TARA GEORGE, DENIED ABORTION IN OHIO: The chances of him being stillborn was extremely high. They said if he did live, the chances of him living would maybe only be a few hours.

COHEN: Tara could stay pregnant, but she was at high risk for blood clots and possibly preeclampsia to potentially deadly complications.

WINCHESTER: When you have a baby that will never make it, we have to really think hard about if we want to put Tara's life at risk for that.

COHEN Tara and Justin decided to terminate the pregnancy. In Ohio, where the Georges live, an anti-abortion law took effect this summer after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. It allows for abortion to prevent the death of the mother or when there's a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.

How sick does a woman have to be to be protected by Ohio law?

JESSIE HILL, ATTORNEY: Well, I think one of the problems is that it's unclear how sick she has to be.

COHEN: Attorney Jessie Hill has been fighting Ohio's anti-abortion laws in court.

The authors of these laws say that the laws protect the life of the mother. Do they?

HILL: They do not. These laws absolutely put patients at risk far more than they protect them.

COHEN: Dr. Winchester tried to get an abortion in Ohio for Tara but was denied.

WINCHESTER: I felt a lot of anger and disappointment. When I had to call Tara and tell her that we couldn't do it, that was really difficult.

COHEN: The closest place Tara could go to get an abortion was Michigan. She went there last month. She had to spend two days there.

T. GEORGE: It was really scary. I feel for all the other women out there that are going to be going through it as well. It's just horrible.

COHEN: Now, all they have our memories.

T. GEORGE: Yes, this is the bracelet my friend got me. It says, I love you your whole life. I'll miss you for the rest of mine.

COHEN: Pain of their loss on top of the pain of being sent away to get the care they needed. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, Cleveland, Ohio.


SANCHEZ: Our thanks to Elizabeth for that report.

In the new "CNN ORIGINAL SERIES" The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, we take a closer look at media titan Rupert Murdoch and the future of his empire.


KEN AULETTA, CONTRIBUTOR, THE NEW YORKER: I think he was a good dad, not always present bad but I think, beloved by his kids. The kid walked in his office, one of his kids, it didn't matter which one, he would immediately stop everything and hug them. I don't think he deliberately set them up against each other. But that doesn't mean they didn't feel that he was doing that.

ELISABETH MURDOCH, DAUGHTER OF RUPERT MURDOCH: From the time that we were very small, this is one of the other lessons that dad taught me. It has been very clear that you have to control your own destiny.


SANCHEZ: Be sure to tune in to the all-new "CNN ORIGINAL SERIES" The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, it premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. with back-to-back episodes only on CNN.



SANCHEZ: We have a chilling story to share with you this morning that ironically unfolds like an episode of a true crime show. For over a decade, a mysterious stalker was terrorizing this CSI actress, Eva LaRue, and her whole family.

WALKER: He threatened to rape, torture, and even kill her. But stopping the danger wasn't as simple as a Hollywood script. CNN Jean Casarez spoke to LaRue and the FBI to learn about the breakthrough that crack the case.


JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voiceover): For 12 years Eva LaRue was stalked by a man who threatened to kidnap, rape, kill, and then dismember her and her young daughter. He sent detailed letters threatening explicit sexual violence, signed, Freddy Krueger, a fictional serial killer.

EVA LARUE, ACTRESS: Hellish, nightmarish, deviant, perverse, sick letters.

CASAREZ: The FBI shared the letters with us.

AMY WHITMAN, FBI SPECIAL AGENT: So, from one of them, he specifically said, my main mission in life is to stalk you, rape you, and to terrify you. I want to make your life so miserable that you can't stand it.

CASAREZ: Approximately 49 letters in all.

LARUE: So, every time he would find us, we would move.

CASAREZ: You sold your house.

LARUE: I sold my house. Yes, I sold my house.

CASAREZ: When the letters began, Eva LaRue replayed a DNA investigator on CSI Miami. LARUE: This is what I do.

CASAREZ: But in real life, she was depending on investigators to save her. There was evidence.

AMY POMERANTZ, ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY: When the defendant licks the letters in the envelope, he left traces of DNA.

CASAREZ: But the perpetrator's DNA didn't match any database.

LARUE: So, we are playing the fact that we have this technology and we catch everybody, but in real life, the technology had not been invented yet.

CASAREZ: Then, the science of genetic genealogy emerged. Investigators granted CNN an exclusive interview about the procedure, first used on the state level in California to identify the Golden State serial killer.

STEVE BUSCH, FORMER SPECIAL AGENT, FBI: We use it as an investigative tool to reverse engineer family trees and figure out who he was.

CASAREZ: Investigators compare DNA on the stalkers letters with DNA in public databases, like those were consumers trace their family connections and ancestry consenting their DNA could be used by law enforcement.

STEVE KRAMER, FORMER FBI ATTORNEY: It built family trees and identify the common ancestor between the matches and you're suspects. And then you build down until you find the person that have the right age, lived in the right location, and maybe match the physical description of the suspect at the time.


CASAREZ: And you knew that the letters were coming from Ohio.

BUSCH: The letters were all postmarked.

CASAREZ: Meanwhile, the Stalker was becoming even more threatening, now targeting LaRue's daughter at her school.

KRAMER: Now, he's tracking down the high school that the victim goes to, you know, the 17-year-old girl, and calling that school.

WHITMAN: So, this is a recording from a voice message left at the high school.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hello, I want to leave a message for Kaya Callahan. This is the man who's going to rape her, molest her, and kill her.

CASAREZ: The investigation had ramped up. They had a suspect. His real name James David Rogers.

WHITMAN: So, when this last recorded call came in, we hit the gas pedal as quickly as we could. CASAREZ: Agents took a public tour of the suspects workplace at a

nursing care and assisted living facility. They saw the type of item they would need for DNA comparison.

BUSCH: It was actually an Arby's cup and straw that they watched him dispose of some trash into a trash receptacle. They were able to pull that trash. And we took the DNA off of the straw, the Arby's straw to compare to the DNA on the letters and it was a -- it was a one-to-one match. It was a 100 percent match.

CASAREZ: Rogers was arrested in an early morning FBI raid at his home last November.

POMERANTZ: We decided to arrest him because we weren't we weren't sure what he was going to do.

CASAREZ: Rogers pleaded guilty to federal crimes ranging from stalking to mailing threatening communications and was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

LARUE: This happened from the time my daughter was 5 years old. This happened during her formative years.


LARUE: We know where he is for the next three years.


LARUE: We know we're saved for the next three years.

CALLAHAN: I feel OK. So, that's nice to feel.


WALKER: Wow, what a remarkable story and some really innovative technology. That was our CNN Jean Casarez reporting from New York.

And before we go, a quick programming note. Join Dr. Gupta for a new "CNN SPECIAL REPORT" Immaculate Concussion: The Truth Behind Havana Syndrome tonight at 8:00. Here's a preview.


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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A global mystery.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This suggests there is damage.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Confound scientists.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What would the motivation be to be doing that to American diplomats?

GUPTA: Were you worried about the president potentially being attacked?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Join Dr. Sanjay Gupta on a search for answers.

GUPTA: I mean, you think the brain is the battlefield of the future.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: "CNN SPECIAL REPORT" Immaculate Concussion: The Truth Behind Havana Syndrome tonight at 8:00.




SANCHEZ: A big upset in college football. For the third time in four seasons, Kansas State knocked off Oklahoma.

WALKER: Coy Wire has all of the college football action in this morning's "BLEACHER REPORT." Hi, Coy!

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT (on camera): We got a lot -- a lot of it. Good to see you, Amara and Boris. The number six team in the nation, Oklahoma, they might be looking forward to joining the SEC in 2025 in part so they won't have to play Kansas State in football every year.

Despite 85,000 fans in the stands and a huge home crowd advantage, the Sooners could not stop Wildcats quarterback Adrian Martinez. The former Nebraska Cornhuskers did it through the air, throwing for 234 yards in a touchdown. But he did most of the damage on the ground. Check out this play. Third and long, late in the fourth quarter, Martinez tucks this ball, runs up the gut and into the sideline, 55 yards all the way down to the four, showing why he was once a Heisman candidate in Nebraska before some injuries and a string of tough losses and then transferring to K State. Martinez finishing with four rushing touchdowns on the night as Wildcats hand Oklahoma their first loss of the season 41-34.

Two gut-wrenching plays ended up causing number 10 Arkansas against 23rd ranked Texas A&M. The Razorbacks looked like they were going to have the game well in hand but quarterback KJ Jefferson fumbles as he reaches for the end zone. And the Aggies Tyreek Chappell picks up the ball, takes off. He looks like he got stopped but he hands the ball to a teammate DeMani Richardson who goes the rest of the way, 97 yards for the touchdown. Fans take in that this is one of the wildest touchdowns we've ever seen. Arkansas still had a chance to win with a minute 30 left though Cam Little's 42 yard field goal attempt hit the top of the upright. Are you kidding me? A&M holds on the wind 23-21.

Missouri, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against Auburn. Missouri running back Nathaniel Peat look destined to make the game- winning score in overtime but Auburn somehow ends up recovering the ball in the end zone. As Pete was reaching the ball out, it just slipped out of his hand just before crossing the goal line and capped off a wild 17-14 win for Auburn over Missouri.

The number three Ohio State Buckeyes pancaked Wisconsin 52-21, but their mascot Brutus was the pancake. Brutus gets absolutely steamrolled by a giant human-powered beach ball. There's a saying, when you're on a football, field keep your head on a swivel. Well, Brutus is lucky that he kept his head at all. He head out to the locker room after that one.

Boris, Amara, I hope you guys have a much better day than Brutus. Syracuse Orange, four and O, you go for it.

SANCHEZ: That's right. That's right. You see that, Coy? Very nice, right? Soon we'll get some highlights on it. I know you're going to put them on. Thanks, Coy.

WIRE: All right.

WALKER: Thanks, Coy. The next hour of NEW DAY starts now.