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Sunday Morning: The Pet Project

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November 27, 2020 10:00 pm

Sunday Morning: The Pet Project

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This Friday: Sunday Morning on Prime Time We celebrate America's love of animals in all shapes and sizes in a one-hour primetime special, "Sunday Morning: The Pet Project."

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We're here tonight for a kind of pet project of ours. Specifically, we'll give thanks to all the pets in our lives and some wild animals as well, with the help of Zsa Zsa and Chi Chi here. It's easy enough to imagine these two back at home with their real forever families, but just how far into the animal kingdom does that welcome mat extend?

Martha Teichner looks into it. Snacks is one pampered pig. Is she just a little spoiled?

I have no say in these things. A little bit. Yes, but he says that, but then for Christmas, he bought a leopard print robe with a magenta boa and a big rhinestone S. And another human-sized one with a big D on it.

So they match. Tim Taylor and Dana Boyle, Snacks's pet parents, that's what they call pet owners these days, don't care if people think they're nuts. I generally fall asleep on the couch with her and sleep there all night.

So when we went furniture shopping the last time, we literally said we need something deep enough because I need to be able to spoon with my pig all night. Tim and Dana often welcome Squirrel Girl into their New Jersey home as well. She's not exactly a pet, but close. Nearly 85 million American homes are home to pets as well as people. Three out of four dog and cat owners consider their pets members of the family.

Pretty obvious from these pictures viewers sent us. So no surprise, there is scientific research proving that your pet is good for your health. When we are in the presence of a pet, our stress levels drop. So you can measure things like cortisol in the bloodstream, and it's lower when you're petting an animal than when you're not. But we also have research from some really great labs that have shown that when we pet animals, their cortisol goes down as well. Alan McConnell heads the Department of Psychology at Miami University in Ohio. Pet owners compared to non-pet owners, they have higher self-esteem, they tend to get more exercise, they're less lonely. We know that they tend to have lower blood pressure. They can engage with difficult math problems better than people who don't have pets around them.

Wait, math problems? Maybe I should have taken my pets to college. McConnell's latest work looks at anthropomorphizing, projecting human qualities on pets. What we found is that as people view their pet as a family member to a greater degree, they get more well-being benefits from that. Referring to them as your fur babies.

Your mommies are here. Not so ridiculous after all. Kayla Clark and Chloe Prieto, a lawyer and a teacher stuck at home because of coronavirus, tried for nearly eight months to adopt a shelter dog. So it's been quite the journey.

Lots of applications that went in. Somebody else always beat them too. It until peanut butter showed up on the website of one of New York City's animal care centers.

It was really just meant to be that, you know. Small dogs like Peanut Butter or Rosie, about to be renamed Daisy, by Octavia Osman and her daughter Zaria, fly out of shelters. It's the bigger, older dogs that are harder to place, particularly pit bulls. Who hasn't heard that during COVID everybody's been adopting pets?

Not true. Nationally, a survey of nearly 1,300 shelters shows that adoptions were actually down 19 percent through September compared to last year. That's more than 200,000 animals. But then fewer people have been giving up their pets during the pandemic. A homebound nation has been a bonanza for With 60,000 products available online, it's like Amazon but for pet food and supplies. It now has 18,000 employees, 11 distribution centers, pharmacies, veterinary telemedicine and 17 million customers.

We added more than four and a half million active customers to the platform. Just since COVID, Sumit Singh, the proud parent of Dee here, is CEO of Chewy. Think about it this way, the pet industry in 2020, food and supplies will grow roughly three and a half billion dollars.

Chewy will grow two billion dollars off that three and a half billion dollars. In a 100 billion dollar dog-eat-dog business, pun intended, tries to win loyalty. This is my dog, this is Dee. By doing things like surprising customers randomly with a hand-painted portrait based on the picture they've uploaded to their pet's profile. When this a portrait shows up to your doorstep unannounced, total surprise and delight. Something to stare at fondly whenever you're not fulfilling your duty as a member of your pet's staff. They've got your number.

Slinky's got mine. Talk about people loving their animals. Ahead, Lee Cowan chats with Michael J. Fox about the rescue dog who rescued him. David Pogue introduces us to animals making a splash online.

Seth Doan visits with Bindi Irwin, carrying on in the footsteps of her late father, animal conservationist Steve Irwin. Tracy Smith looks into why some people are trying to cheat death by cloning their beloved pets and more. It's our pet project on this Sunday morning on Friday night.

We'll be back in a moment. Welcome back to Sunday morning's pet project. It's easy enough to imagine Jaja here as an online video star.

And as David Pogue shows us, she'd have plenty of company. Behold, the world's first cat video made by Thomas Edison in 1864. Nobody knows how many likes it got. Since that pioneering masterwork of feline film, viral pet videos have become a cliche of the internet. But as the internet matures, something funny is happening to viral pet videos.

He just really didn't believe in himself. Something funny and something wonderful. You know, when we started the company, there was kind of pure fluff, which is, you know, just kind of silly cat videos.

We're almost laughing at the cat. Izzy Lerer founded in 2014. Today, its animal videos get 5 billion views a month. They're heartwarming short videos about animals that overcome abuse or medical problems.

And she was born with deformities and is deaf. Or who find joy in interspecies relationships. We really try to highlight things like animal emotion, expressiveness, agency, point of view, spontaneity, and sort of all the things that make animals human. And it's not all just for people to go, ah, right? There's an activism element. Activism is not the word I would use necessarily. So we could be changing people's minds about stereotypes related to pit bulls. Or we could be actually getting animals adopted, or we could be raising donations for certain sanctuaries. Online pet videos no longer exist only for our passive viewing pleasure. We're starting to get involved with the animals' welfare.

I would say that the goal of my early internet days was to just make people laugh in whatever way possible. Matt Nelson is the creator of We Rate Dogs, social media accounts that post hilarious daily profiles of wacky and lovable dogs. This is Darla.

She commenced to snooze mid-meal. 13 out of 10. He writes every caption himself, and he rates every dog at least 12 out of 10. This is Manny.

He hasn't seen your croissant. 13 out of 10. The first time I said 11 out of 10, people kind of lost their minds. Nelson started We Rate Dogs as a Twitter account in college. And when it took off, he dropped out to manage the account full time.

Today, We Rate Dogs has nine million followers, and hopeful owners send him pictures of over a thousand dogs a day. Philanthropy wasn't on my radar because it was meant to just make you smile and laugh. We hit it. But one day in 2016, Nelson featured a senior pug who needed $700 for a doggy wheelchair. So up to 453 donors. It was really an experiment to see what my audience would do, how they would react. And they raised that money in like 45 minutes.

So we went from $99 to $160. Thus began the weekly We Rate Dogs fundraising appeal for dogs who need medical care. What? Every single Friday. Oh my god. For the last three years.

Every single campaign we've ever posted has been fully funded. There it is. Is Bullet handy?

Is Bullet nearby? He's right here. I can see why you love him. He's a goofball. He's really special. This goofball's name is Bullet. His human is Casey Freund. So he has a condition called kyphosis. And essentially the vertebrae, instead of being like little rectangles, they're little triangles.

Bullet could barely walk. But Freund found a neurologist who was willing to attempt the nine hour surgery. The bill? $12,000. I was about to put it all on my credit card.

I was just gonna put myself into debt over it. Then We Rate Dogs saved me from that. So one day they post Bullet's story on We Rate Dogs.

What happens? So it was actually, it was so fast. They had the story posted within an hour. And within an hour after that, all the money had been fundraised. What?

Yeah. And I was in tears because it was so fast. I was like, and I was in tears because it's amazing when that kind of thing happens and you don't expect it. So we posted Bullet over a year ago now.

And I believe the most recent update we got is a video of him sprinting down a field. I mean, Matt, you did that. My audience did that. Really every week is just a tiny little miracle that my audience comes together to perform. For the Dodo's Izzie Lerer, going to work every morning means getting those audiences involved and maybe even cheering them up.

I think it does make people happier. You know, my whole life I've kind of been made fun of for loving animals so much and, oh, you're so emotional. But at the same time, you know, when you really get people one-on-one, most people really love animals too.

Few public figures have done more to bring the world of exotic animals into our homes than the late TV conservationist Steve Irwin. It's a mission, Seth Doan tells us, that his family pursues to this day. This family has always worked from home, even before lockdowns. But there's no shortage of space or things to do. What with 700 acres and 1,200 animals. That was awesome.

This is not your typical family business to take over. It is. It is pretty wild. It's pretty crazy. We love it.

You never know what the day is going to bring, that's for sure. Australia Zoo is not just home, but life mission of the Irwin family. Mom Terry, her kids 16-year-old Robert and 22-year-old Bindi, and Bindi's new husband, Chandler. We have been incredibly grateful that we've been given this unique opportunity to be able to do what we love, which is cuddle animals all day, but then also take it to a new level of educating people on how to make a difference in the world. Their surname was made famous and synonymous with animals by Steve Irwin. He was the energetic TV conservationist, who seemed to almost jump through the screen. Terry, as an American tourist visiting his zoo, first spotted her husband-to-be wrangling a crocodile, his signature.

Their adventures together never slowed. You know, if there was a whale stranding in Tasmania, he'd be like, we're leaving in an hour, we're going to film for three weeks, and we got to tell this story. Steve told those stories until 2006, when he was killed by a stingray in a freak accident. Bindi, just eight, but already comfortable in the spotlight, spoke at his memorial service. I don't want daddy's passion to ever end.

I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did. Eulogizing her dad, capturing hearts, and since then continuing what he started. It's so good to see you. How often do you think about Steve? Oh my goodness, every day, every minute of every day. It's almost like every day is a tribute to his life. Was there ever any doubt that this was going to be your life's work?

Did you ever think of being in insurance or a lawyer or something else? No, I think for both of us, we've always just had such a huge passion for wildlife and for conservation. I remember the first time we ever got to feed a croc, Bindi was 10 years old, and then when I turned 10 a few years later, it was the rite of passage for me. Because that's good parenting.

Exactly. Their TV show, Crikey, it's the Irwins on Animal Planet, chronicles their efforts to educate and expose people to the wonders of the animal world. Through your work, you talk about trying to create this connection between people and animals, but how do you find that balance? They are still wild animals. The respectful and responsible appreciation for wildlife through tourism is really what's going to save us.

Is that some wood? Their message is resonating. Bindi not only has 4 million Instagram followers, but this. Yay, Bindi Barbie!

Yes, there's a Bindi Barbie doll. Good on Barbie for standing up for wildlife conservation. It's serious work that funds a wildlife hospital they opened in 2004. In that first year, they treated 64 animals. Now they'll see more than that every single day.

Robert showed us around via video chat. It's kind of the the daily work that happens here at the Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital. That's a koala on the operating table.

The thing that's really on the operating table. The habitat for koalas are dwindling and they're kind of isolated to smaller islands. And at this point, disease spreads very, very fast. The hospital was inundated during the devastating bushfires earlier this year, which burned more than 20% of Australia's forests and killed as many as 3 billion, yes, billion animals. But then on top of that, it's this huge knock on effect that we're going to feel for decades to come.

For so many species, they rely on these beautiful large areas of natural habitat. Then the pandemic brought another challenge, keeping all of this going without visitors, their main source of revenue and some very big bills. Just the animal food was $80,000 a week. They finally reopened after 78 days.

G'day, how's it going? I was shocked by how much our animals missed everybody. Our animals were just as excited to see everyone back at Australia Zoo as we were. The koalas were basically jumping out of the trees to see us. Chandler Powell married into the family this past spring after a pitch-perfect courtship, which no surprise, involved a crocodile.

Go. I knew that that was the man I was going to marry. Their engagement and wedding were all documented on their show. Now they're expecting a baby girl. She already has some sort of little safari shirt. She does, she does.

She has her very own khaki because we always say that khaki is not just a color, it's an attitude. It's not your typical family business, but it's my favorite line of work. The Irwins are carrying on Steve's legacy and apparently inherited his affinity for having so much of their lives broadcast, hoping their love of animals might just inspire yours. And now some breaking news. President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill won't just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ, to the White House. The Bidens tell us exclusively that soon they'll be joined by a cat.

This is The Takeout with Major Garrett. This week, Steven Law, ally of Mitch McConnell and one of Washington's biggest midterm money men. List for me the two Senate races where you think Republicans have the best chance of taking a Democratic seat away. Nevada, New Hampshire. Not Georgia. Well, Georgia's right up there, but New Hampshire is a surprise.

In New Hampshire, people really just kind of don't like Maggie Hess. For more from this week's conversation, follow The Takeout with Major Garrett on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. This is Intelligence Matters with former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morrell. Bridge Colby is co-founder and principal of the Marathon Initiative, a project focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition. The United States put our mind to something we can usually figure it out.

What people are saying and what we kind of know analytically and empirically is our strategic situation, our military situation, is not being matched up with what we're doing. Follow Intelligence Matters wherever you get your podcasts. The first family to be follows a long White House tradition, as Mo Rocco will remind us throughout the night, starting now. When the Kennedy family moved into the White House, they brought with them youth, an abundance of charm, and plenty of pets. They've got multiple dogs. They've got Tom Kitten, the cat, parakeets named Bluebell and Maybell.

Alan Price is director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. He says Americans were instantly taken with the family's four-legged members. How many American kids wanted a pony after seeing Caroline with macaroni?

Everybody wants a pony after that. But it was a gift from Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, a glamorous dog named Pushinka that set tongues wagging. Arriving with her own passport, Pushinka was the offspring of Soviet space dogs. Is she fluffy? She is definitely a fluffy dog. Does she have a sense of humor? She's from the Soviet Union. I don't know.

I don't think we have that recorded as well as we might. She was fetching enough to catch the eye of Charlie, the Kennedy's roguishly handsome Welsh terrier. They have four beautiful puppies together and life is good. The president dubbed the offspring Pupniks. And to some, this furry first family melted hearts during a particularly frosty period.

I have directed the continued and increased close surveillance of Cuba and its military buildup. Do you think that that helped sort of thaw the cold at a very tense time? It is a very tense time and that human connection is tangible. It's real. And it's part of a presidential story that captured our collective imagination. When President Kennedy is assassinated, these pets become a big part of the memories that America holds of a time that ends so abruptly. One of the cutest and rarest of creatures, most likely we'll never find a place in our homes, but it does have a very secure place in our hearts.

Rita Braver lays it out in black and white. His Chinese name, Shao Qi Ji, means little miracle. And this giant panda cub, born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo last August, was destined to be a star. Is it true that there were so many people watching this as it started to happen that the panda cam crashed?

Oh yes. Word got out very quickly that something was going on. You know, everyone was home. It was in the middle of a pandemic. Everyone was watching and it was something positive that was going on. So yeah, everyone wanted to see the birth. And Laurie Thompson, who helps run the panda program here, says the world kept watching as mother Mei Zhang nursed the baby from a hairless blob into a cuddly cub. Oh my gosh. Shao Qi Ji won't meet the public for a while. What a cutie.

But earlier this month, we got a rare look through glass as Thompson and Chief Vet Donald Knifer performed their weekly exam. We touch all the limbs, stretch out the joints. He's growing gangbusters.

He looks great. At 22, the cub's mom, Mei Zhang, is now the oldest panda in North America to birth a healthy cub. She's geriatric for a panda. And so we were not necessarily expecting a cub. One reason there are so few pandas in the world is that females are in heat just a couple of days a year. In fact, Mei Zhang and the zoo's male panda, Tian Tian, made Shao Qi Ji and his three older siblings through the wonders of modern science. She's always been artificially inseminated. Yes. They've never been able to sort of figure it out.

They try, but they have lots of issues with that. This time, they didn't even bother Tian Tian, using his five-year-old frozen semen in order to minimize contact among the zoo staff during the pandemic. How did you learn about the new baby? They did send me an email saying, congratulations, you're the father of a new baby panda.

Well, fairy godfather at least. David Rubenstein, a Washington businessman and philanthropist, has helped bankroll the pandas since 2011. He's watched with cautious pride as research developed here helped move pandas from the endangered to the vulnerable list in 2016. You only have about 2,500 of these pandas in the world, so while they're not, quote, endangered, they're not actually in abundance either. The pandas at the National Zoo and everywhere outside China are actually on loan from the Chinese government.

Call it pan diplomacy. I do think that the U.S. has done a very good job in working with the Chinese to make certain that we will have more pandas for quite some time. Like his older brothers and sister, Xiao Qiji will be sent to China after a few years. But in the meantime, he will be a constant reminder of the need to preserve his whole species.

People aren't going to save and conserve what they don't know and don't understand. And so if nothing else, this panda grows up to continue to say, we're out here, you know, please take care of us while you can. There are celebrity pets and then there are celebrity pet lovers like Michael J. Fox. Here's Lee Cowan. It's been 35 years since a bolt of lightning sent Michael J. Fox back to the future.

Hill Valley's clock never really recovered. The movie prop's hands are still stuck at 10.04, but the clock has been taken down from the perch that made it famous. Where are you going?

We are at the courthouse square on the universal lot. Oh, yeah. We thought it was a perfect place to chat with Fox, now 59. Oh, there he is. About the other jolt in his life, his beloved dog, Gus.

How old is he now? Well, he's pretty much a mutt. Great Dane-ish, Fox calls him. That's his nose in Fox's latest book, No Time Like the Future, where Gus is featured prominently. You know that no matter what your situation, no matter what you feel, that this animal is with you and it's connected to you and you feel it's a force multiplier.

Gus has been by Fox's side almost half as long as Fox has been battling Parkinson's disease. Some days are better than others. This one was somewhere in between. It's very, it's very chemical. It's on and off, literally on and off. Good days, bad days. Today I'm relatively on, but I'm not going to touch too much medication.

It's different every day. You get what you get. What he got two years ago was a tumor that had to be removed from his spinal cord. But when he returned home in a wheelchair, Gus was waiting. He kind of circled the wheelchair with his little kind of and he sat in front of the wheelchair, sat in front of me, and looked at me and I said, it's going to be okay. Dogs just seem to get when you're not at your best, right?

When you're not feeling right. I know what Gus does. He knows that there's something different about me.

Your instinct when you have a chronic illness is sometimes to isolate and to make your world as small as possible so there's much to deal with, but a dog will open you up. He swears the reason people stop to talk to him during walks in Central Park is because of Gus, not because he's Michael J. Fox. What is clear is Fox's voice is the perfect fit for a movie dog. You kind of hope that if dogs could talk, they'd have Fox's sense of comic timing.

In Central Park, you'll find a bench with a plaque. For Mike Fox and Gus, it reads, true New Yorkers. Fox's wife, Tracy Pollan, gave it to him for his birthday. A reminder that Gus is every bit as human as anyone else who sits on a bench. Their walks together mean more than most of us will ever really know, especially as Fox's walking gets harder. But he's not focused on the future. He's learned to be in the moment. Oh, moments like this one, where the restorative power of a slobbery kiss really says it all.

That's the best. Known as Silent Cal, President Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words, but many pets. The Coolidges were known for being animal lovers. Which is why people sent them animals as presents, says Andrew Hager, historian in residence at the Presidential Pet Museum. Harvey Firestone, the tire magnet, gave him a pygmy hippo. Others gave lion cubs, a black bear, even a wallaby. Yes, the Coolidge White House was really hopping. But while most of those were shipped off to the zoo, there was an unlikely exception.

One of Calvin Coolidge's supporters from Mississippi decided to send the Coolidges a Thanksgiving dinner. And what he sent them was a live raccoon. Andrew, have you ever tried raccoon? I have not tried raccoon. I have.

Tastes like chicken. But for the Coolidges, that idea was off the table. They decided, well, we're going to keep her instead. So Coolidge gave her a name, Rebecca, and then he gave her some bling. So Rebecca had jewelry. Yeah, she had a handmade collar, actually, and it said White House raccoon on it. Now, the press was pretty rough on Rebecca. The Cleveland Plain Dealer called her the most obstreperous of all Coolidge's pets.

That is tough to be called obstreperous. Tougher still were the tabloid rumors. What do we know about Rebecca's love life? Well, they got her a male raccoon named Reuben, but Rebecca and Reuben did not get along at all. Rebecca Coolidge finally left the White House, along with the rest of the family, in 1929. But not without leaving her mark on presidential pet history.

When you go back and you look at the pets that presidents have had since Coolidge, there's nothing quite as unusual as a raccoon. Sad to think that time will inevitably take our beloved pets from us, but do we have to let them go? Here's Tracy Smith. What happens when it hurts too much to say goodbye? Marley, come here buddy.

Threw her all away. David and Alicia Shearheart adored their yellow lab Marley, but they never knew just how much until that day back in 2014 when they were hiking with him in these hills near their San Diego home. It was a little steeper than we had anticipated and so Alicia went off the path to grab a walking stick to help do the path and Marley all of a sudden just like darted from me and he started clawing the ground where Alicia was reaching for a walking stick and I didn't know what was happening and Alicia kind of fell back but then when I looked more closely I saw it was a rattlesnake. Rattlers like this guy are common on these trails, but for the Shearhearts a snake bite out here could have been a real disaster. This trail is incredibly steep.

It's miles from any hospital. The Shearhearts didn't have their phones on them and Alicia was four months pregnant. Thankfully 12-year-old Marley scared the snake away and a few months later the Shearheart's first daughter Maddie was born. Marley had saved my family you know and we got emotional at time and just realized how lucky we were that he had done that in that moment. But by then Marley had been diagnosed with cancer and by Thanksgiving weekend 2014 it was clear the end was near. I just remember the last thing you said to him was you know you could just come saying thank you for being the best dog and I was just crying and holding his hand. Right everything he did you know was just out of love.

And their love for Marley was so strong they couldn't really let go. So the Shearhearts turned to Viagen Pets of Austin, Texas a company that has cloned hundreds of pets for a multitude of grateful owners including one Barbara Streisand. You helped Barbara Streisand clone her dogs?

We did yes. Her dog had passed away and I think that she had known about what we do and we were able to get samples very quickly and there were actually more than one puppy born. Spokesperson Milane Rodriguez says it works like this. Your vet takes a tissue sample from your pet and sends it off to Viagen and for as much as $50,000 you heard right the company will culture the cells, create embryos, implant them in a surrogate and deliver a clone of your loved one. But animal rights groups say forcing dogs and cats to be surrogates for clones is simply inhumane.

You know that the Humane Society says that pet cloning should be outlawed. I understand that they're certainly entitled to their opinion. We have a lot of clients that would be very upset if that were the case. So we get positive feedback continually.

Wonderful notes of appreciation that our clients are so happy that this is something that we provide. And happy is the operative word here. This is Marley's clone Ziggy, a yellow ball of exuberance. But to David and Alicia Shearheart he's nothing less than Marley reborn. You know they rang the doorbell with the dog and I just stood there with my mouth open for like five minutes because I just couldn't believe how exact he looked. He's almost like an exact replica.

He is exactly the twin twin of Marley. He's in I guess the same environment so really he's become the same dog. And while pet cloning is still controversial it can mean for some at least good at five that with the right amount of love science and money you never really need to say goodbye. Perhaps no presidential family had more fun than Teddy Roosevelt's. At the White House and here at historic Sagamore Hill, the family's longtime retreat in Long Island, New York, Theodore Roosevelt's six kids grew up with no fewer than 40 animals. Nearly every dog had its day at the Roosevelts. Jack the Terrier was so revered he was given his own funeral service.

Park ranger Scott Gurney and I paid observance at Sagamore Hills Pet Cemetery. If you heard names on that rock you're something special. And special pets were given special names. Josiah the badger was a real honey. Eli the macaw was a standout and Peter Rabbit kept the place jumping as did Fierce, the family's one-legged rooster.

But the adorable little fur balls named after local dignitaries caused some confusion. Two of the kids come rushing in, oh father, father. Bishop Doane has had children upstairs in the bed. Now they have to explain to the guests that Bishop Doane is in fact a guinea pig. Surprisingly the Roosevelts didn't own a bull moose. What's not surprising is that the man known as the conservation president would see the value in raising his children around animals. He thought having a pet would teach that child responsibility and the empathy that it requires to take care of another being. Case in point, when Archie Roosevelt was lying sick on an upper floor of the White House, youngest brother Quentin brought their pony Algonquin up for a visit via the new White House elevator. That's a fun family. Ted the oldest son phrased it, we were expected to have fun, and we did.

Mo Rocca on presidents and their pets. As our loyal viewers know we begin each Sunday morning with a trumpet fanfare and tonight we thought we'd end on the same note, this time with accompaniment. I'm Jane Pauley. Our thanks to Chi Chi and Jaja. We hope you've enjoyed our pet project and hope you'll join us this and every weekend for Sunday morning. Hi, podcast peeps. It's me, Drew Barrymore.

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