The National for Friday, Nov. 15 — Impeachment hearings day 2; How caller ID is faked

The National for Friday, Nov. 15 — Impeachment hearings day 2; How caller ID is faked


[*]>>Andrew: DID DONALD TRUMP INTIMIDATE A WITNESS? AS SHE WAS TESTIFYING, HE TWEETED ABOUT HER AND SHE RESPONDED IN REALTIME.>>I CAN’T SPEAK TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO.>>Andrew: HIGH DRAMA AT THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS.>>IS THAT YOUR NUMBER?>>THAT’S MY NUMBER.>>IT MUST BE INFURIATING.>>Andrew: WHAT IS BEING DONE TO STOP THE SCAM PHONE CALLS YOU KEEP GETTING? [*]>>Andrew: WHY TAYLOR SWIFT IS SINGING HER OWN MUSIC. — FIGHTING TO SING HER OWN MUSIC.>>>AND A SECOND LOOK ABOUT DOCTOR CONCERNS ABOUT BENADRYL.>>THE DATA HAS CHANGED RAPIDLY, HOWEVER, OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.>>Andrew: OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS WITH ADVICE FOR PARENTS. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” [*]>>>U.S. DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO BUILD THEIR IMPEACHMENT CASE PIECE BY PIECE IN PUBLIC HEARINGS, AND TODAY’S WITNESS, IN SOME WAYS, PRESENTED THE BEGINNING. MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE WITH A FOCUS ON TACKLING CORRUPTION. TODAY SHE SAID SHE WAS SMEARED, THEN OUSTED JUST BEFORE THE WHITE HOUSE POLICY TOWARDS UKRAINE ALLEGEDLY SHIFTED, PRESSURING THEM INTO CARRYING OUT INVESTIGATIONS THAT WOULD BOLSTER DONALD TRUMP AND DAMAGE A KEY OPPONENT. IT WAS POWERFUL TESTIMONY, BUT AS WE ARE REMINDED, TRUMP RARELY TAKES A POLITICAL BLOW WITHOUT PUNCHING BACK.>>Reporter: MARIE YOVANOVITCH WORKED IN SEVEN COUNTRIES THREE TIMES AS AN AMBASSADOR UNTIL SHE TACKLED CORRUPTION AND SAYS SHE RAN AFOUL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ALLY.>>IN SHADY INTEREST, THE WORLD OVER HAS LEARNED HOW LITTLE IT TAKES TO REMOVE AN AMERICAN AMBASSADOR WHO DOES NOT GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT.>>Reporter: SHE DESCRIBED A SMEAR CAMPAIGN ALLEGEDLY BY — LED BY TRUMP’S ATTORNEY RUDY GIULIANI, WHICH LED TO A MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT PHONE CALL TO SEND HER HOME IMMEDIATELY.>>THE PRESIDENT HAS LOST CONFIDENCE IN ME. THAT WAS, YOU KNOW, A TERRIBLE THING TO HEAR. NO REAL REASON WAS OFFERED AS TO WHY I HAD TO LEAVE.>>Reporter: THEN IN A PHONE CALL BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ZELENSKY OF UKRAINE, TRUMP CALLED HER BAD NEWS AND SAID SHE WILL GO THROUGH SOME THINGS.>>SHE WILL GO THROUGH SOME THINGS. IT DID NOT SOUND GOOD. IT SOUNDED LIKE A THREAT.>>Reporter: AND A FRESH INSULT TODAY FROM THE PRESIDENT LIVE TWEETING.>>AS WE SIT HERE TESTIFYING, THE PRESIDENT IS PRESIDENT IS ATTACKING YOU ON TWITTER.>>Reporter: EVERYWHERE SHE WENT, IT TURNED BAD. SHE STARTED OFF IN SOMALIA, HOW DID THAT GO?>>IT IS VERY INTIMIDATING.>>QUIET, QUIET.>>Reporter: NOT SO ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT WHO DEFENDED HIS TWEET.>>President Trump: I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK, I HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH JUST AS OTHER PEOPLE DO, BUT THEY’VE TAKEN AWAY THE REPUBLICANS’ RIGHTS.>>YOU INTERRUPTED OUR QUESTION.>>THAT IS NOT A PROPER POINT OF ORDER.>>Reporter: REPUBLICANS DID SPEAK ABOUT SPEAKING TERMS. TENSIONS RISING. ON JUST DAY TWO OF PUBLIC HEARINGS, WHICH APPEARED TO BE DRAWING EVER LONGER LINES.>>I THINK WE ARE AT A PRECIPICE HERE AND I THINK OUR DEMOCRACY IS UNSTABLE. AND OUR DEMOCRACY IS AT STAKE. I WANT TO BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES.>>WE ARE ADJOURNED.>>Reporter: REMARKABLY AT THE CLOSING GAVEL TODAY, MARIE YOVANOVITCH WAS APPLAUDED. ANOTHER WITNESS DUMPED A POTENTIALLY DAMAGING ACCOUNT OF A PHONE CALL HE OVERHEARD FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GORDON SONDLAND. THIS WAS AT A RESTAURANT. HE SAID TRUMP ASKED, IS HE GOING TO DO THE INVESTIGATION? AND SONDLAND REPLIED, HE IS GOING TO DO IT. AND THEN ADDED THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT LOVES YOUR ASK AND HE WILL DO ANYTHING YOU ASK HIM TO. SONDLAND HAS ALREADY AMENDED HIS TESTIMONY ONCE AND HE IS BACK TESTIFYING NEXT WEEK.>>Andrew: OKAY, LET’S GET A BIG PICTURE VIEW OF HOW ALL OF THIS SHOOK DOWN. WE ARE JOINED NOW. DAVID, DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, THEY BOTH HAVE VERY SPECIFIC GOALS IN THESE HEARINGS. AND TODAY WAS A BIG DAY. GIVEN WHAT WE HAVE HEARD, HOW WELL DO YOU THINK EACH SIDE IS DOING?>>THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY DRAMATIC DAY. THE LATEST BOMBSHELL NEWS OF AMBASSADOR SONDLAND, TRUMP MAN’S IN UKRAINE LIED TO CONGRESS, LIED ON OATH AND INDEED DID INVESTIGATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE DEMOCRATIC QUESTIONING WAS VERY PURPOSEFUL AND BROUGHT OUT ALL THESE ASTONISHING FACTS. THE REPUBLICANS HAD A MUCH MORE CHAOTIC MESSAGE. THEY ARE NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THEIR LINE OF DEFENCE WILL BE, AND EACH LINE OF DEFENCE THEY HAVE KEEPS BEING OVERTAKEN BY THE NEW REVELATIONS.>>Andrew: THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION AT THE END OF THE DAY, ESPECIALLY GIVEN WHAT WE HEARD AND THE TESTIMONY TODAY, IS IT ENOUGH TO MOVE THE NEEDLE, TO EITHER SWAY OR SOLIDIFY PUBLIC OPINION?>>PUBLIC OPINION IS NOT ON THE PRESIDENT’S SIDE. HE’S GOT A BLOCKING MINORITY. THAT’S ALL HE’S GOT. HE HAS A DEATH GRIP ON THE REPUBLICANS AND THE HEALTHS — HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. BUT THE DEMOCRATS THERE HAVE THE VOTE TO IMPEACH WHERE YOU ONLY NEED HALF THE HOUSE AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE THAT. THINGS WILL GET MORE DICEY WHEN THIS GOES TO THE SENATE LATER THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT. AT THAT POINT YOU NEED TWO THIRDS, AND THEN THE BLOCKING MINORITY IS GOING TO HAVE ITS WORK CUT OUT FOR IT.>>Andrew: THERE’S ONE OTHER THING I WANT TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD ALSO FACTOR INTO THE WAY THAT PUBLIC PERCEIVES WHAT HAS UNFOLDED HERE AND THAT IS THE TWEET THAT DONALD TRUMP SENT OUT DISPARAGING TODAY’S WITNESS WHILE SHE WAS TESTIFYING. WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THAT?>>IT WAS ASTONISHING. IT IS ALSO INTERESTING TO REMEMBER THAT THE PUBLIC HATES IT WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETS. WE HAVE A LOT OF DATA ON THAT. IT REMINDS HIM HOW HE HAS DEBASED THE OFFICE. THE BIG MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE NOT ON HIS SIDE. HE IS TRYING TO HOLD A SHRINKING BASE AGAINST THIS CURRENT FACT.>>Andrew: ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>NICE TO TALK TO YOU.>>Andrew: THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS ARE FROM HOPE — FAR FROM OVER. IN FACT, THE PACE AMPS UP NEXT NEXT WEEK. ON TUESDAY ALONE, JENNIFER WILLIAMS, AN AIDE TO THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL — COUNCIL WERE ON TRUMP’S JULY 25th PHONE CALL WITH THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT THAT STARTED ALL OF THIS. THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM TIM MORRISON AND THE FORMER U.S. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO UKRAINE, ONE OF THE OFFICIALS THE WHITE HOUSE ALLEGEDLY PUT IN CHARGE OF IT’S A REGULAR UKRAINE A POLICY.>>>IN ANOTHER CORNER OF TRUMP’S WORLD, ANOTHER BLOW TODAY. ROGER STONE, A LONGTIME ALLY OF THE PRESIDENT WAS CONVICTED OF MULTIPLE CHARGES. IN A WAY, IT BRINGS TO A CLOSE THE PROBE BY ROBERT MUELLER. STEVEN D’SOUZA HAS THE FALL OF A POLITICAL OPERATIVE.>>Reporter: THE SELF-PROCLAIMED DIRTY TRICKSTER, ROGER STONE, CLENCHED A BIBLE AND DIDN’T SAY A WORD AS HE LEFT COURT IN WASHINGTON TODAY. STONE IS A LONGTIME ALLY OF DONALD TRUMP. HE WAS CONVICTED ON SEVEN COUNTS INCLUDING LYING TO CONGRESS, WITNESS TAMPERING, AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. ALL FOR MISLEADING CONGRESS ABOUT HIS CONNECTION TO WIKILEAKS.>>President Trump: WIKILEAKS, I LOVE WIKILEAKS.>>Reporter: DURING THE 2016 ELECTION, STONE WAS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN’S ACCESS POINT TO WIKILEAKS. THEY SAID STONE AND THE PRESIDENT OFTEN DISCUSSED THE LEAKED E-MAILS. SOMETHING TRUMP DENIED THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. PROSECUTORS SAY HE LIED TO PROTECT TRUMP. THE DEFENCE ARGUED THAT STONE EXAGGERATED HIS ACCESS TO WIKILEAKS.>>THE DEFENCE SAID IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HE SAID. IT DID MATTER AND THE JURY SAID IT MATTERED.>>Reporter: HIS CONVICTION MARKS THE END OF THE CRIMINAL CASE FILED BY ROBERT MUELLER’S TEAM. HE NOW JOINS A LONG LIST OF TRUMP AIDES WHO HAVE FACED LEGAL CONSEQUENCES, INCLUDING A FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR, A FORMER CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, ANOTHER CAMPAIGN MEMBER, A FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, AND TRUMP’S PERSONAL ATTORNEY. IN STONE’S CASE, IT MARKS WHAT COULD BE A CLOSING CHAPTER WHERE HE WAS OPERATING IN ILLEGAL GREY AREAS SINCE NIXON.>>IT IS ASTOUNDING TO SEE SOMEONE WHO HAS SKATED REALITY HIS WHOLE LIFE AND HAS DONE EVIL AS A PERFORMANCE ART. SUDDENLY GET CAUGHT UP IN, OHNO, THERE ARE ACTUALLY CONSEQUENCES.>>Reporter: STONE FACES UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WITNESS TAMPERING ALONE, BUT HE IS A FIRST-TIME OFFENDER, SO HE WILL LIKELY GET LESS WHEN SENTENCED IN FEBRUARY.>>Andrew: ALL OF THIS, THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, THE TRIAL, IT IS HAPPENING LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. SO AS WE’VE MENTIONED, HOW IT PLAYS WITH VOTERS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.>>THEY ARE WASTING SO MUCH TIME ON THIS INSTEAD OF TAKING CARE OF ISSUES AT HAND.>>WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, WE CANNOT DO THIS ANYMORE.>>Andrew: MICHIGAN IS A SWING STATE, WHICH TRUMP ONE, BUT BARELY IN THE LAST ELECTION. IT IS INTERESTING TO HEAR WHAT VOTERS THERE HAVE TO SAY NOW. THAT IS IN 15 MINUTES TIME.>>>WHETHER IT IS ON YOUR HOME PHONE OR YOUR SMART PHONE, YOU HAVE PROBABLY HAD RUN INS WITH SCAMMERS LOOKING FOR A TARGET. INCREASINGLY THEY ARE SUCCEEDING CANADIANS HAVE LOST ALMOST $17 MILLION IN JUST FIVE YEARS. CALLER I.D. ISN’T MUCH HELP. CON ARTISTS CAN CAMOUFLAGE THEIR TRUE NUMBERS, AND PRETTY EASILY, TOO. HERE IS HOW AND WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: EVEN WHEN THE CALLER I.D. NUMBER REALLY IS FROM THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY, THAT CALL COULD STILL BE A SCAM. WE EASILY FOUND AN ONLINE SERVICE THAT WILL SPOOF ANY NUMBER, YES, EVEN THOSE OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.>>I WILL SEE A NUMBER THAT LOOKS FAMILIAR AND I WILL ANSWER IT, AND IT TURNS OUT 90% OF THE TIME TO BE A SCAM CALL.>>Reporter: GEORGE BADEN’S CELL PHONE NUMBER GOT POACHED BY FRAUDSTERS. HE FOUND OUT BY CALLING BACK THE NUMBER ONLY TO LEARN IT BELONGED TO ANOTHER FRAUD VICTIM.>>THEY SPOOFED MY NUMBER TO CALL HIM, AND HIS NUMBER TO CALL ME.>>Reporter: IT MUST BE INFURIATING.>>VERY INFURIATING.>>Reporter: MORE THAN A DOZEN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SAY THEIR NUMBERS ARE BEING SPOOFED BY SCAMMERS, TOO, JUST WEEKS AHEAD OF A DECEMBER 19th CRTC DEADLINE FOR MOBILE CARRIERS TO CRACK DOWN ON NUISANCE CALLS. THOUGH IT WILL NOT SOLVE SPOOFING.>>WE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. THOSE SPOOF NUMBERS ARE COMING FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE REDUCED.>>Reporter: BELL AND ROGERS ARE BOTH IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL CALL BLOCKING FOR OBVIOUS SCAMS, WHILE TELUS IS ROLLING OUT ITS CALL FILTERING SERVICE TO MOBILE CUSTOMERS, WHICH IT SAYS IS MORE EFFECTIVE.>>IN THE LAST MONTH, I’M GETTING ALMOST DAILY CALLS. WE NEED TO ASK MORE OF OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND WE ALSO NEED TO ASK MORE OF THE DEVICE MANUFACTURERS. THEY DON’T WANT US TO STOP USING THESE DEVICES.>>Reporter: I WILL SHOW YOU…>>Reporter: JUST HOW SIMPLE IS THE NUMBER SPOOFING SCAM? WE SHOWED GEORGE BADEN. IS THAT YOUR NUMBER?>>THAT IS MY NUMBER. THAT IS CRAZY. NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS SO EASY FOR THESE GUYS TO BE CALLING FROM SOMEBODY ELSE’S NUMBER.>>Reporter: IT IS PROOF THAT CALLER I.D. NO LONGER PROVES WHO IS CALLING.>>Andrew: FOR THE FIRST TIME, PRINCE ANDREW IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN, TELLING THE B.B.C. HE REGRETS REMAINING FRIENDS WITH HIM EVEN AFTER THE FINANCIER WAS CONVICTED OF SEX CRIMES.>>ONCE HE HAD BEEN CONVICTED, I STAYED WITH HIM. THAT’S THE BIT THAT, AS IT WERE, I KICK MYSELF FOR ON A DAILY BASIS BECAUSE IT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT WAS BECOMING OF A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.>>Andrew: EPSTEIN WAS CONVICTED IN 2008 AND REARRESTED EARLIER THIS YEAR ON NEW SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES. HE DIED IN HIS JAIL CELL THIS SUMMER. PRINCE ANDREW IS ACCUSED BY A WOMAN OF HAVING SEX WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS UNDER AGE IN MEETINGS ARRANGED BY EPSTEIN. IN THE INTERVIEW, PRINCE ANDREW INSISTS HE DOES NOT REMEMBER MEETING HER.>>>IN THE U.K., POLICE LAUNCHED A NATIONWIDE SECURITY OPERATION TODAY. IT COMES OUT OF NEXT MONTH’S NATIONAL ELECTION. FOR THE FIRST TIME, POLICE ARE IMPLEMENTING NEW TACTICS ON ISSUING NEW GUIDELINES ALL TO KEEP CANDIDATES SAFE. WHY THE NEED FOR SUCH DRASTIC MEASURES?>>Reporter: IT IS EARLY EVENING AND THIS YORKSHIRE CANDIDATE IS WORKING THE PHONES. WHAT SHE IS HEARING FROM SOME CONSTITUENTS IS ABUSE, AND WORSE THAN EVER BEFORE. SHE BLAMES BREXIT.>>WE HAD A FUNNY MAN TODAY WHERE A MAN RAN AFTER ME WITH A LEAFLET AND SAID, I DON’T WANT THIS, YOU KNOW, I HATE TO YOU, I HATE YOUR LOT. EVEN MY DOG HATES YOU.>>Reporter: SHE ATTEMPTS TO MAKE LIGHT OF IT, BUT A REMINDER OF THE REAL THREAT IS FRAMED BEHIND HER. IT WAS IN HER RIDING OUTSIDE THIS LIBRARY WHERE THE LABOUR M.P. JO COX WAS MURDERED THREE YEARS AGO. STABBED AND SHOT BY A FAR RIGHT TERRORIST JUST BEFORE THE BREXIT REFERENDUM.>>AFTER JO WAS MURDERED, THERE WAS A STRONG SENSE THAT POLITICS WOULD GET BETTER.>>Reporter: THAT HASN’T BEEN THE CASE. THIS ADVOCATE SAYS HARASSMENT HAS BECOME TOO COMMON. POLITICIANS ARE BEING ATTACKED IN REAL LIFE AND ONLINE. THE ABUSE IS SO BAD SOME M.P.S ARE STANDING DOWN.>>WE ARE CALLING ON ALL POLITICIANS AND ALL CANDIDATES TO DO THEIR BIT TO SET THE TONE AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE, TO DE-ESCALATE THE TEMPERATURE.>>Reporter: A CAMPAIGN AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR CREATES ADDITIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS. IT IS JUST AFTER 4:30 P.M. IN THE AFTERNOON IN NORTHERN ENGLAND AND IT’S NEARLY DARK OUTSIDE. SOME CANDIDATES WON’T CAMPAIGN AT NIGHT, OTHERS ARE TAKING SECURITY ALARMS WITH THEM. SPECIAL POLICE TEAMS HAVE BEEN SET UP TO TAKE CARE OF CANDIDATE SAFETY. THEY DON’T WANT PEOPLE CAMPAIGNING AT NIGHT OR ALONE.>>THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF US GETTING TO THE 12th OF DECEMBER WITH EVERYBODY BEING ABLE TO HAVE GONE OUT, DONE THE CAMPAIGNING THEY WANT TO DO, HAVE THE DEBATES AND THE DISCUSSIONS THAT THEY WANT TO DO , BUT EVERYONE DOING IT SAFELY>>WE HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD LOCAL POLICIES.>>Reporter: SHE WILL HEED THE ADVICE, BUT WON’T BACK DOWN.>>WE MUST GET MORE INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE BULLIES TO HOUND US OUT.>>Andrew: POLICE IN LONDON ARE INVESTIGATING AN ATTACK ON ANOTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL LAST NIGHT. ONLY THIS TIME, IT WAS HONG KONG’S JUSTICE SECRETARY TERESA CHANG. SHE WAS THERE ON GOVERNMENT BUSINESS AND WAS WALKING TO A MEETING LAST NIGHT WHEN SHE WAS SWARMED BY A GROUP OF PROTESTERS. THEY SHOUTED “MURDERER” AND “SHAMEFUL” AND SHE FELL TO THE GROUND. SHE WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR AN INJURY TO HER ARM. NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.>>>MEANWHILE, TENSIONS IN HONG KONG CONTINUE TO RISE. TONIGHT THOSE PROMPTED A DECISION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. IT IS RECOMMENDING ALL 32 OF ITS STUDENT STUDYING IN HONG KONG LEAVE. PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS HAVE TURNED CAMPUSES INTO FORTRESSES.>>Reporter: HONG KONG’S UNIVERSITIES HAVE BECOME THE LATEST BATTLEGROUND. NINE CAMPUSES SHUT AFTER PROTESTERS BUILT BARRICADES, BOOBY-TRAPPED ROADS, TESTED WEAPONS, USING MULTIPLE COCKTAILS, EVEN BOWS AND ARROWS. AS THEY CALL FOR FREE ELECTIONS AND OTHER MAJOR REFORMS.>>Reporter: IN A JOINT STATEMENT, UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS PLEADED FOR CALL, ASKING FOR COMPROMISE FROM BOTH PROTESTERS AND THE GOVERNMENT. POLICE TOOK A HARDER LINE SAYING EXTREMISTS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE CITY’S LEADING UNIVERSITIES.>>THE SCHOOL HAS BECOME A BREEDING GROUND FOR CRIMINALS AND RIOTISTS.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT’S LINE IS A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF EXTREMISTS IS BEHIND THE STRIKE. BUT ONGOING PROTESTS INVOLVING OFFICE WORKERS AND EVEN THE ELDERLY, SHOW A GROWING RIFT BETWEEN CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENT.>>HOPEFULLY THERE IS CONCRETE ACTION WE CAN TAKE TO HELP PROTESTERS.>>Reporter: THIS CANADIAN STUDENT ORIGINALLY FROM HONG KONG SAYS THE CITY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA HAS CHANGED FOREVER.>>THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND POLICE AND ITS CITIZENS ARE BEYOND REPAIR. I BELIEVE THAT REFORM MUST BE MADE.>>Reporter: RAISING THE CENTRAL QUESTION, WILL THE FUTURE SEE REFORM, MORE STREET BATTLES, OR BEIJING UNLEASHING THE CHINESE ARMY?>>Andrew: WE HAVE MORE NEWS AHEAD TONIGHT INCLUDING A NEW CHAPTER IN A CANADIAN TRADITION. WHAT DOES HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA LOOK LIKE WITHOUT DON CHERRY? WE TALK WITH FANS AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S BROADCAST AND LATER…>>>TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS SHE IS BEING BLOCKED FROM SINGING HER OWN MUSIC. AND NOW SHE IS ASKING HER FANS TO STEP IN. WE ARE BACK IN TWO MINUTES.>>Andrew: TOMORROW’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA WILL BE THE FIRST INS DON CHERRY WAS EJECTED FROM COACH’S CORNER. SO WHAT OR WHO WILL TAKE HIS PLACE? CAMERON MACINTOSH WENT OUT TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE THINK.>>Reporter: FRIDAY AFTERNOON PICK UP, FAR, FAR, REALLY FAR FROM THE NHL. SURE, THE HANDS ARE STILL THERE, BUT THE DREAM HAS FADED MOSTLY. NO, NOT PLAYING FOR A LIVING, BUT AT LEAST PLAYING WELL MOST — WHILE MOST OTHERS ARE WORKING THESE ARE HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA FANS. WHAT SHOULD THEY DO WITH COACH’S CORNER?>>THAT IS A TOUGH ONE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I THINK THEY NEED TO WORK FOR THEM SELF THERE ON THAT IT IS TOUGH.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT REPLACED. I LIKE THE INSIDE SCOOP. [*]>>Reporter: WHETHER THAT THEME MADE YOU CHEER OR CRINGE… AND WEATHER LAST SATURDAY LEFT YOU OFFENDED OR NOT, LOVE HIM OR LOATHE HIM, HIS ABSENCE LEAVES A BIG HOLE IN WHAT IS STILL SOME OF CANADA’S MOST VALUABLE TELEVISION REAL ESTATE. TONIGHT SPORTSNET SAYS COACH’S CORNER ISN’T COMING BACK. IT WILL EXPERIMENT WITH OTHER FORMATS.>>THERE’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY ON SATURDAY TO START OVER, TO PRESS RESTART. THAT SHOW WAS ON 38 YEARS.>>Reporter: CRITICAL TO SPORTSNET AND ITS 5 BILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT IN NHL RIGHTS WILL BE TO SPEAK TO A YOUNGER AUDIENCE, SAYS THIS TV CRITIC.>>A LOT OF YOUNGER VIEWERS WERE LOOKING FOR MORE ACTION, FASTER SEGMENTS.>>Reporter: AS FOR RON MACLEAN, HE SAYS HE WILL BE ON SATURDAY’S SHOW.>>THEY HAVE TO HAVE, THESE DAYS, TO MAKE SURE I AM RIGHT IN WHAT I SAY THIS WEEKEND, TO THINK ABOUT ALL THAT’S GOING OWN AND PROCESS IT.>>Reporter: A BIG PART OF HIS LEGACY IS RIDING ON THIS, TOO. BACK AT THE RINK, ONE POPULAR IDEA IS BRING CHERRY BACK ONE LAST TIME.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM BACK AT LEAST TO HAVE HIS SAY.>>Reporter: HE HAS HIS OWN GAME TO WORRY ABOUT AS CANADA WAITS FOR THE FIRST INTERMISSION TOMORROW NIGHT.>>Andrew: OKAY. AMONG THE OTHER STORIES WE ARE FOLLOWING TONIGHT, FIREFIGHTERS IN TORONTO BATTLE THE MASSIVE FIVE ALARM FIRE THAT SENT AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO HOSPITAL.>>CREWS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS AND LOCATE THE FIRE AND HAVE NOW GAINED THE UPPER HAND ON THE FIRE AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL IT.>>Andrew: FLAMES AND HEAVY SMOKE COULD BE SEEN BILLOWING OUT FROM SEVERAL FLOORS OF THE 15 STORY APARTMENT BUILDING. OFFICIALS SAY ONE PERSON SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. THEY ARE SAID TO NOW BE IN STABLE CONDITION. FIVE OTHERS WERE TREATED FOR INJURIES ON THE SCENE. NO WORD YET ON THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE.>>>A WOMAN WHO THREW A CHAIR FROM A DOWNTOWN TORONTO BALCONY PLEADED GUILTY TO MISCHIEF TODAY. YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS VIRAL VIDEO FROM LAST WINTER. THE WOMAN WAS SHOWN HEAVING A CHAIR FROM A 45th FLOOR BALCONY ONTO A BUSY HIGHWAY BELOW. NO ONE WAS HURT THANKFULLY, BUT CROWN PROSECUTORS STILL WANT THE 19-YEAR-OLD TO SPEND SIX MONTHS BEHIND BARS. THE SENTENCING HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY.>>>CANADA’S BIGGEST RAILWAY COMPANY SAYS IT IS LAYING OFF EMPLOYEES BECAUSE OF THE LOWER DEMAND FOR RAIL TRANSPORTATION. CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY HAS CONFIRMED JOB CUTS, SAYING IT IS ADJUSTING ITS RESOURCES TO DEMAND. BOTH UNION AND MANAGEMENT JOBS IN THE U.S. AND CANADA WILL BE AFFECTED. NOW A COMPANY SPOKESPERSON WOULD NOT CONFIRM ANY HARD NUMBERS TO CBC NEWS, BUT REPORTS SUGGESTED IT COULD BE UP TO 6% OF THE WORKFORCE. THE MONTRÉAL-BASED BUSINESS EMPLOYS ABOUT 24,000 PEOPLE.>>>SOME DISTURBING ONLINE VIDEO OF A LARGE BRAWL IN METRO VANCOUVER THAT HAS SPARKED AN RCMP INVESTIGATION. THE VIDEO CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWS A LARGE GROUP OF MEN, MANY ARMED WITH STICKS AND METAL RODS SMASHING CARS AND ATTACKING AT LEAST ONE PERSON. OFFICIALS SAY IT HAPPENED IN THE EARLY HOURS OF NOVEMBER 11th IN A SURREY PARKING LOT ABOUT AN HOUR EAST OF VANCOUVER. INVESTIGATORS SAY A VICTIM AND A WITNESS CAME FORWARD SOON AFTER THE INCIDENT.>>>TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. UP NEXT, WILL IMPEACHMENT SWING A SWING STATE?>>IT IS NOT EVEN ABOUT MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. IT IS ABOUT BEING A GREAT NATION.>>Andrew: WE HIT THE ROAD TO TALK TO VOTERS ABOUT THE SPECTACLE IN WASHINGTON, PLUS WE TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT CONCERNS OVER BENADRYL AND ASK, ARE CANADIANS OVERUSING OTHER PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS, TOO?>>Andrew: WE ARE NOW TWO DAYS AND THREE WITNESSES INTO THE DRAMA OF DONALD TRUMP’S PUBLIC IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. WHEN IT IS DONE, HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES WILL VOTE ON WHETHER TO IMPEACH, BUT ANOTHER VOTE, ANOTHER JUDGEMENT WILL COME IN LESS THAN A YEAR WHEN AMERICANS GO TO THE POLLS. ONE OF THE KEY BATTLEGROUNDS IN THE 2020 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL BE MICHIGAN, A SWING STATE. THE MARGINS IN 2016 WERE PRETTY DARN TIGHT. TRUMP WANTED BY LESS THAN 11,000 VOTES. WELL, WE PAID THE STATE A VISIT TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE THERE THINK OF WHAT IS PLAYING OUT IN WASHINGTON. [*]>>Reporter: IT IS SWING NIGHT IN A SWING STATE. WHERE THE DANCE MOVES AND THE POLITICAL ONES GO EITHER WAY.>>UP AND DOWN, IT SWINGS. IT SWINGS AND SO DO THE POLITICIANS AND DEMOCRATS.>>Reporter: MICHIGAN IS A STATE THAT DEFIES EASY EXPLANATION. TAKE THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, A DEMOCRAT STRONGHOLD, BUT AT A LOCAL DOUGHNUT SHOP…>>WITH TWO TESTS TODAY…>>Reporter: OPINIONS ON THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ARE SPRINKLED EVERY WHICH WAY.>>OBVIOUSLY THAT IS A VERY DRASTIC STEP TO TAKE TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION. I ALSO THINK I DON’T THINK THIS USE OF POWER, WHICH IS THE WAY I SEE IT, SHOULD CONTINUE UNABATED.>>I FEEL LIKE IT DEPENDS ON IF YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN OR A DEMOCRAT. IF YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN, YOU FEEL THERE IS NO VALUE TO IT.>>Reporter: JUST OUTSIDE THAT DOWNTOWN CORE, A SWATH OF SUBURBS WHERE TRUMP’S REPUBLICANS SWEPT MOST OF THE VOTE IN 2016 AND IN THESE SUBURBS, THE POLITICAL PROMISE LAND. A BELLWETHER DISTRICT THAT HAS PREDICTED THE LAST SEVEN PRESIDENTS.>>WE ARE THE HOME OF THE REAGAN DEMOCRATS, WHICH IS DEMOCRATS THAT VOTED FOR RONALD REAGAN. I WOULD SAY THAT IS THE COALITION THAT TRUMP BUILT UP TO WIN STERLING HEIGHTS AND ULTIMATELY MICHIGAN.>>Reporter: MICHAEL TAYLOR IS THE MAYOR OF STERLING HEIGHTS. HE VOTED FOR TRUMP, BUT NOW HE REGRETS IT>>I REACHED MY BREAKING POINT. AT SOME POINT I SAID, I CAN’T SUPPORT THE KIND OF RHETORIC, THE KIND OF NARCISSISTIC BEHAVIOUR.>>Reporter: HE HAS HEARD AN EARFUL FROM HIS CONSTITUENTS.>>WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? HOW COULD YOU DO THAT? STOP BASHING OUR PRESIDENT. DON’T YOU SEE HOW GOOD THINGS ARE HERE?>>Reporter: TAYLOR SAYS THE AUTO INDUSTRY AND JOBS ARE ON THE UPSWING AND WHY TRUMP STILL SEEMS TO BE ON SOLID GROUND HERE. THE QUESTION IS, WILL THAT SUPPORT SHIFT IF HE GETS TO THE — GETS IMPEACHED? BACK AT THE DINER THEY ARE CHEWING ON THAT.>>IT IS DISAPPOINTING. THEY ARE WASTING SO MUCH TIME ON THIS INSTEAD OF TAKING CARE OF ISSUES AT HAND WITH WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS.>>WE CANNOT DO THIS ANYMORE. IT IS NOT EVEN ABOUT MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT IS JUST ABOUT BEING A GREAT NATION.>>YOU HAVE THREE FACTIONS OF AMERICANS. SOME TRUMP CAN DO NO WRONG, SOME, TRUMP CAN DO NO RIGHT, AND THEN EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE MIDDLE.>>Reporter: THIS INTRO TO AMERICAN POLITICS IS A STUDY IN LIVE THEATRICS. THE SCANDAL FATIGUE HAS SET IN, HE SAYS, AND THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS YET ANOTHER SIDESHOW.>>I WILL SEE YOU FRIDAY. WE WILL FINISH UP CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS AND START CONGRESS.>>UNLESS THERE IS A BOMBSHELL, IT WILL NOT CHANGE MANY PEOPLE’S MINES.>>Reporter: HE SAYS IT WILL COME DOWN TO MICHIGAN’S UNDECIDED VOTERS WHO TEND TO BE MORE PRAGMATIC THAN POLITICAL.>>THAT COULD BE HOW THE ECONOMY IS DOING, IT COULD BE HEALTHCARE. IT REALLY IS HOW CANDIDATES ARE PLANNING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT THOSE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS CARE ABOUT. [*]>>Reporter: RED OR BLUE, NO ONE HAS TO PICK A STEADY PARTNER JUST YET. FOR NOW, MICHIGAN’S POLITICAL DANCE CARD IS STILL OPEN. [*]>>Andrew: WE ARE BACK IN TWO MINUTES WITH A SECOND LOOK AT THE BIG HEALTH STORY THIS WEEK. THE GROWING CONCERN OVER BENADRYL OVERUSE. I WILL TALK WITH TWO DOCTORS AND A PHARMACIST ABOUT WHAT OTHER COMMON MEDS WE MAY BE MISUSING.>>>AND MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN TOPPLED A CRANE IN HALIFAX, IT IS GONE AND FINALLY TIME TO PARTY, APPARENTLY. WE WILL TAKE YOU THERE IN OUR [*]>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. YESTERDAY WE ALL GOT A WAKE-UP CALL. WE ARE OVERUSING BENADRYL, AND KIDS ARE AMONG THE MOST VULNERABLE.>>THERE’S NO SHADE OF GREY HERE. WE KNOW THIS IS A DRUG THAT HAS SIGNIFICANT RISK. I DON’T THINK THAT PARENTS APPRECIATE THE RISK OF THIS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN WHO CAN’T SPEAK TO HOW SEDATED THEY FEEL.>>Andrew: DROWSINESS, JUST ONE SIDE EFFECT OF BENADRYL, BUT WE KNEW THAT. THE THING THAT SHOULD STICK OUT IS THAT THE ROOT OF THIS MOST RECENT CONCERN, A PHYSICIAN PAPER FROM THE CANADIAN SOCIETY OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, IT WASN’T ACTUALLY JUST ABOUT BENADRYL. IT WAS ABOUT AN ENTIRE CLASS OF ANTIHISTAMINES THAT, AT ONE POINT, WERE THE BEST OPTION, BUT NOW MAY HE CONSIDERED A LITTLE SCATTERSHOT LIKE USING A SHOTGUN TO DRILL A HOLE. THE QUESTION WE WANT TO ASK IS HOW FAR BEYOND BENADRYL DOES THIS PROBLEM REALLY GO? MAYBE IT AFFECTS SOMETHING YOU GOT IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET RIGHT NOW. EVERY FRIDAY, WE TAKE A TOPIC IN THE NEWS AND WE BREAK IT WIDE OPEN IN A WAY THAT IS INTERESTING, INSIGHTFUL, AND EMPOWERING, AND WE ALWAYS HAVE HELP. JOINING ME NOW IS DR. MERRIAM HANNAH, A PEDIATRIC ALLERGIST. AND DR. SAMEER GERIATRICIAN. HE IS JOINING US FROM WINNIPEG TONIGHT. AND BARRY POWER IS JOINING US FROM OTTAWA. HE IS WITH THE CANADIAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION. LET’S START BY UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGINAL CONCERN ITSELF. THE MAKERS OF BENADRYL, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, GAVE US THIS STATEMENT… MIRIAM, THAT IS TRUE TUNE — TO AN EXTENT, BUT WHAT IS MISSING THEIR?>>HISTORICALLY I THINK THAT WAS A VERY ACCURATE STATEMENT TO SAY, 60 OR 70 YEARS AGO, BENADRYL, AND FIRST-GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINES LIKE BENADRYL WERE A TRUSTED, SAFE, OR FELT TO BE SAFE PRODUCT TO USE IN MANY POPULATIONS INCLUDING INFANTS, AS WELL AS ADULTS. THE DATA HAS CHANGED RAPIDLY, HOWEVER, OVER THE PAST NUMBER OF YEARS AND OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN GROWING EVIDENCE TO SHOW US THAT THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF BENADRYL HAS BEEN FAR CHALLENGED BY OTHER ANTIHISTAMINES THAT WE NOW HAVE AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET.>>Andrew: AND THAT’S BECAUSE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THESE FIRST-GENERATION DRUGS, THE PROBLEM IS THAT THEY DON’T ONLY DO THE THING THAT THEY WERE INTENDED TO DO, THAT THERE ARE SIDE EFFECTS.>>EXACTLY. THEY WERE A NONSPECIFIC TYPE OF MEDICATION THAT WOULD AFFECT MULTIPLE RECEPTORS. YES, IT MAY HAVE HELPED A LITTLE BIT WITH YOUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS, BUT THEY ALSO CAUSE DROWSINESS, SEDATION, AND IN SOME PEOPLE THEY CAUSE MORE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS.>>Andrew: WHEN IT COMES TO KIDS IN PARTICULAR, WHAT IS THE PARTICULAR HARM THERE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THOSE KINDS OF DRUGS?>>DROWSINESS AND SEDATION ARE BY FAR THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF SIDE EFFECTS THAT WE SEE. WE CAN ALSO SEE RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, MEANING THEIR BREATHING CAN SLOW DOWN FROM GIVING THEM BENADRYL. WE CAN ALSO SEE MORE SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS FROM BENADRYL IF YOU USE IT IN HIGH DOSES. IT IS EASY TO GIVE A HIGH DOSE OF A MEDICATION FOR AN INFANT.>>Andrew: THE MARGIN OF ERROR IS SO MUCH SMALLER.>>IT’S SMALLER.>>Andrew: BARRY, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THOSE SIDE EFFECTS, DROWSINESS IN PARTICULAR, A LOT OF GROWN-UPS WILL TELL YOU THEY KNOW THAT, AND IN FACT, MAYBE THAT IS WHY THEY USE BENADRYL. THEY DON’T SEE IT AS A BAD THING.>>THAT’S RIGHT. BENADRYL, THE INGREDIENT IN IT, DIPHENHYDRAMINE, IS USED IN A NUMBER OF SLEEP AIDS THAT YOU CAN BUY OVER-THE-COUNTER. IT IS A WELL-KNOWN SIDE EFFECT THAT GETS USED FOR AN ACTUAL EFFECT, IN ADDITION TO THE ANTIHISTAMINE PROPERTY.>>Andrew: SAMEER, YOU WILL BE FAMILIAR WITH A STUDY FROM A FEW YEARS AGO COMING OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PHARMACY. THEY TRACKED 3,500 SENIORS FOR YEARS. 800 OF THEM DEVELOPED DEMENTIA OVER THAT PERIOD, AND WHEN THEY TOOK A CLOSER LOOK, THEY FOUND THOSE WHO REGULARLY TOOK BENADRYL, BUT TAKING IT OVER A LONG PERIOD, SO FOR THREE YEARS OR MORE, THEY HAD A 54% HIGHER RISK OF DEMENTIA THAN SOMEONE WHO TOOK THE SAME DOSE FOR THREE MONTHS OR LESS. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THAT IS JUST ONE STUDY, BUT I SUPPOSE IT UNDERLINES A REALITY WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A DRUG THAT IS AS IMPRECISE SUCH AS BENADRYL. THINGS CAN GET PRETTY COMPLICATED PRETTY QUICKLY.>>YEAH, AND PART OF THE CHALLENGE HERE IS SOME OF THOSE SIDE EFFECTS. BENADRYL IS A MEDICATION THAT MEANS IT ACTUALLY WORKS AGAINST A SUBSTANCE THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM TO SEND MESSAGES. SO IN OUR BRAIN, IT IS AN IMPORTANT THING TO HELP US IN THINKING, OUR MEMORY AND LEARNING, BUT ALSO THE REST OF OUR BODY AND HOW OUR MUSCLES ACTUALLY FUNCTION, SO THOSE SIDE EFFECTS, NOT JUST SLEEPINESS, WOULD ALSO ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF THESE MEDICATIONS IS THINKING, CONFUSION, AND ALSO OTHER PROBLEMS WITH CONSTIPATION, URINARY SYMPTOMS, OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT, TOO. WE FIND THAT AS WE GET OLDER, WE ACTUALLY PRODUCE LESS OF THAT ACETYLCHOLINE, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO US. IT IS A DOUBLE WHAMMY WHEN YOU TAKE MEDICATIONS LIKE BENADRYL OR OTHER AGENTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY LIKE THAT. FOR MANY OLDER ADULTS WHEN THEY ARE TAKING MANY MEDICATIONS ALREADY, AND THEY’RE ALSO ADDING ON SOME OVER-THE-COUNTER ONES THAT HAVE THESE PROPERTIES LIKE BENADRYL, IT JUST REALLY BECOMES AN ADDITIVE EFFECT THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO PROBLEMS LIKE DEMENTIA. THAT IS WHY WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO SOUND THE ALARM, ESPECIALLY AS GERIATRICIANS SAYING THESE MEDICATIONS SOMETIMES AREN’T THE BEST ONES THAT YOU SHOULD BE TAKING.>>Andrew: SAMEER, IS THAT’S NOT AN ISSUE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NEWER GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINES?>>WELL,, NO, THE PROBLEM WITH ANY MEDICATION IS THERE IS ALWAYS BENEFITS AND THERE’S ALWAYS SOME HARMS. THERE’S NO PERFECT MEDICATION OUT THERE. EVERYBODY IS A BIT DIFFERENT AS WELL. SO SOME OF THE NEWER GENERATIONS ARE, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT MORE PRESS ICE, AND THAT IS GOOD — A LITTLE BIT MORE PRECISE. THAT IS GOOD. IT IS IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PHARMACIST OR DOCTOR BUT EVERYTHING YOU ARE TAKING BECAUSE, AGAIN, THEY MIGHT TOGETHER INTERACT AND CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS. THAT IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT NOT NEWER IS ISN’T NECESSARILY BETTER, BUT YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.>>Andrew: I WANT TO CALL OUR ATTENTION TO SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD ALLERGY ORGANIZATION PUBLISHED IN ITS WHITE BOOK. THIS GOES BACK TO 2013, SIX YEARS AGO. THEY SAY… SO IN A WAY, THE KNEE-JERK REACTION THAT MANY OF US HAVE OF TAKING BENADRYL, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE KNOWN BETTER FOR SOME TIME, SO I GUESS, BARRY, I WILL PUT THIS QUESTION TO YOU. WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES, THEN? WHAT IS THE BETTER WAY?>>FOR ANTIHISTAMINES THERE’S A NUMBER OF OPTIONS. THERE ARE THINGS LIKE CLARITIN, AERIUS, YOU CAN BUY THEM WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION. THEY HAVE FEWER SIDE EFFECTS, BUT NOT COMPLETELY SIDE EFFECT FREE. THAT IS SOMETHING EVERYONE HAS TO KEEP IN MIND. THEY LAST A LOT LONGER AS WELL. SO IF YOU NEED SOMETHING THAT WILL COVER YOU FOR A FULL DAY, YOU ONLY HAVE TO TAKE ONE DOSE. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, TALK TO YOUR PHARMACIST, TALK TO YOUR PHYSICIAN, AND FIND OUT ONE THAT WILL WORK FOR YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE TAKING OTHER MEDICATIONS.>>Andrew: MIRIAM, WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO FOOD. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY, OKAY I HAVE AN ALLERGIC REACTION, I HAVE BROKEN OUT IN HIVES AND SWELLING. TAKE THE EPIPEN, BUT THEN YOU TAKE A BENADRYL. YOU DON’T THINK, OH, I WILL TAKE A CLARITIN.>>IT IS A COMMON STORY EVERY DAY THAT WE HERE IN THE OFFICE AS WELL. EPINEPHRINE REMAINS THE FIRST CHOICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF A SERIOUS ALLERGIC REACTION, BUT ANTIHISTAMINES CAN HAVE THEIR ROLE AS WELL. ANTIHISTAMINES, IF THEY CAN BE TAKEN BY MOUTH, FRANKLY A SECOND-GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINE IS A FAR BETTER OPTION FOR ALMOST ALL THE PATIENTS THAT WE SEE BECAUSE OF THE SEDATIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FIRST GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINE.>>Andrew: AND WHY IS THE SIDE EFFECT POTENTIALLY DIFFERENT?>>IT IS A BIG PROBLEM WHEN SOMEONE IS HAVING AN ALLERGIC REACTION FOR THEM TO GET TIRED OR SLEEPY. THIS MIGHT BE AN INDICATION THEY ARE DROPPING THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE, AND THAT’S A VERY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION. PROBABLY THE MOST CRITICAL OR ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL THINGS THAT WE WATCH OUT FOR AS A SIGN OF A BAD ALLERGIC REACTION.>>Andrew: EXCEPT WHENEVER YOU GO TO A HOSPITAL AND YOU HAVE AN ALLERGIC REACTION, THEY GIVE YOU BENADRYL.>>YEP. THIS IS KIND OF MY PET PEEVE, BUT IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SEE NOT UNCOMMONLY. SO THE WORLD AT A HOSPITAL, THE FIRST THING TO KNOW IS THE FIRST GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINES CAN BE DELIVERED THROUGH I.V.S. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO REPLACE RIGHT NOW WITH THE NEWER GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINE, BUT BENADRYL HAS BEEN ADOPTED IN THE HOSPITAL FORMULARY MANY YEARS AGO, IN FACT, SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO. — 60 OR 70 YEARS AGO. WE ALL ADOPTED THIS PRACTICE. TO GET A NEWER GENERATION ANTIHISTAMINE INTO A HOSPITAL IS QUITE THE PROCESS. IT IS TAKING TIME.>>Andrew: I WANT TO DO ONE LAST GO AROUND HERE. MIRIAM, MAYBE I WILL START WITH YOU. WHAT ARE OTHER DRUGS OUT THERE THAT WE OUGHT TO BE TALKING ABOUT? OTHER FIRST-GENERATION DRUGS SIMILAR TO BENADRYL, FOR WHICH THERE ARE BETTER ALTERNATIVES? AND YET WE STILL GO TO THE FIRST GENERATION.>>WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OLD CLASSES OF MEDICATIONS AND NEW MEDICATIONS, THE ONE THAT COMES TO MY MIND IN PEDIATRICS WOULD BE SOMETHING LIKE RITALIN. SOMETHING THAT IS USED FOR BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES OR ADHD. WE NOW HAVE LONGER ACTING VERSIONS OF RITALIN LIKE CONCERTA OTHER MEDICATIONS THAT — OR OTHER MEDICATIONS THAT ARE USED FOR THE SAME CONDITION. AND LESS AND LESS ARE WE USING RITALIN DIRECTLY AND NOW WE ARE USING THESE NEWER GENERATION QUESTIONS.>>Andrew: INTERESTING. BARRY, SAME QUESTION TO YOU.>>IN MY CASE, IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WHERE WE GO A BIT BACKWARDS TO SOMETHING OLDER. THERE ARE A LOT OF MEDICATIONS ON THE MARKET LIKE ZANTAC OR PEPCID THAT YOU CAN USE TO CONTROL ACID WHEN YOU HAVE HEARTBURN. IN A LOT OF CASES, THEY ARE GREAT DRUGS, MANY PEOPLE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET WITH USING AN ANTACID, ONE OF THE TRADITIONAL ONES THAT GAVISCON OR TUMS OR ROLAIDS.>>Andrew: SAMEER?>>MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE IS GRAVOL. IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN A LONG-STANDING ONE FROM NAUSEA, BUT WE HAVE MUCH BETTER ONES. AND GRAVOL IS ONE OF THOSE ANTI- — ONE OF THOSE MEDICATIONS AS WELL. WE BANNED IT FROM OUR HOSPITAL BECAUSE WE FOUND A CHEAPER, NEWER GENERATION THING THAT WAS OUT THERE THAT WE PRESCRIBE FOR OUR PATIENTS INSTEAD.>>Andrew: A VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION. TO THE THREE OF YOU, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Andrew: WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE NEWS INCLUDING A NEW SURGE IN HISTORIC FLOODWATERS IN VENICE.>>>BUT FIRST, ADRIENNE HAS A PREVIEW OF AN INTERVIEW YOU WILL SEE ON MONDAY.>>Adrienne: SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO HAVE A BIG BIRTHDAY, AND MAYBE MARGARET ATWOOD HAS ALREADY HAD HER GIFT. HER BOOK “THE TESTAMENT” HAS BROKEN A CANADIAN PUBLISHING RECORD.>>THIS IS MORE THAN A BOOK RELEASE, IT IS A CULTURAL MOMENT.>>Reporter: THE SOON TO BE 18 -YEAR-OLD COAT ONE THE MAN BOOKER MAN BOOKER PRIZE AND THERE IS A PROJECT. SO DEEP INTO THE FUTURE THAT NO ONE ALIVE WILL EVER GET TO SEE WHAT IT IS.>>COULD YOU THROW A GIRL A BONE IN TERMS OF WHAT IT IS ABOUT?>>NOTHING.>>YOU HAVE TO SWEAR TO SECRECY.>>Adrienne: THERE IS A LOT TO TALK ABOUT. SO SITTING DOWN IN THE PLACE THAT HOLDS SO MANY EFFORT TREA>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA SAY THE TEENAGE BOY RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING TWO CLASSMATES AT HIS LOS ANGELES AREA HIGH SCHOOL HAS DIED. THE ATTACK CAME ON THE ALLEGED SHOOTER’S 16th BIRTHDAY. IN TOTAL, FIVE STUDENTS WERE SHOT AT RANDOM. TWO WERE KILLED WHILE TWO OTHERS REMAIN IN HOSPITAL. INVESTIGATOR SAY THEY DON’T KNOW A MOTIVE YET FOR THE 62nd ATTACK THAT ENDED WITH THE BOY FIRING THE FINAL BULLET INTO HIS OWN HEAD.>>>VENICE WAS HIT WITH A NEW TIDAL SURGE TODAY AND IT BROUGHT THE CITY TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL. SCHOOLS REMAIN SHUT FOR A THIRD DAY AND THE FAMOUS WATER BUSES THAT SHUTTLE LOCALS AND TOURISTS ALIKE STOPPED RUNNING. WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO RECEIPT OVER THE WEEKEND. — RECEIPT OVER THE WEEKEND.>>>AND NISSAN HAS BEEN RECALLING 450,000 VEHICLES WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING ALMOST 43,000 HERE IN CANADA BECAUSE THEY POSE A FIRE RISK. APPARENTLY BRAKE FLUID CAN LEAK INTO A CIRCUIT BOARD AND CAUSE A SHORT. THE VEHICLES AFFECTED ARE THE 2015 TO 2018 MURANO, THE 2016 TO 2018 MAXIMA SEDAN, AND THE 2017 TO 2019 PATHFINDERS AND INFINITY Q. X. 60. NISSAN DEALERS WILL BE REPLACING THE PUMPS, BUT IN THE MEANTIME, OWNERS ARE BEING TOLD TO PARK OUTSIDE AND IDEALLY AWAY FROM BUILDINGS.>>>TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK. UP NEXT, TAYLOR SWIFT CALLS IN THE TROOPS. [*] WHY SHE IS ASKING HER FANS FOR HELP ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BACK IN TWO. [*] [*]>>Andrew: TAYLOR SWIFT IS STEPPING UP HER FIGHT AGAINST WHAT SHE CALLS TYRANNICAL CONTROL OF HER MUSIC. HER FORMER RECORD LABEL, BIG MACHINE, OWNS THE MASTER RECORDINGS FROM HER FIRST SIX ALBUMS. SHE HAS BEEN VERY PUBLIC ABOUT THE FACT THAT SHE WANTS THEM BACK. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THE COMPANY HAS FULL CONTROL OVER LICENSING HER SONGS, TV SHOWS, AND MOVIES. THAT BRINGS US TO LAST NIGHT WHEN SWIFT TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO SAY BIG MACHINE WON’T LET HER PLAY HER SONGS AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. SHE IS TURNING TO THOSE FANS FOR HELP. [*]>>Reporter: HOURS AFTER TAYLOR SWIFT ACCUSED THE BOSSES AT HER FORMER LABEL OF PREVENTING HER FROM PERFORMING HER OLD SONGS LIVE, HER FANS STARTED TWEETING THE # JUSTICE FOR TAYLOR AND I STAND WITH TAYLOR. AND THIS ONLINE PETITION QUICKLY GOT OVER 90,000 SIGNATURES. THAT’S RIGHT, TAYLOR SWIFT CAN EVEN MAKE TEENS CARE ABOUT MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAWS. [Cheers and Applause]>>WE HAVE SEEN TAYLOR DO MASTERFULLY OVER THE YEARS TO TAKE ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO HER AND TRY TO EXPLAIN THEM TO HER FANS IN A WAY WHERE THEY NOT ONLY UNDERSTAND THEM, BUT ALSO CARE ABOUT THEM.>>Reporter: IN THE PAST, SHE HAS MADE PUBLIC STANDS AGAINST APPLE AND SPOTIFY AGAIN DEALS MORE ADVANTAGEOUS TO ALL ARTISTS. BUT THIS EXPERT SAYS THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS LATEST TWEET THAT FEELS DIFFERENT.>>THIS ONE DEFINITELY FEELS MORE ABOUT A BATTLE BETWEEN TAYLOR AND BIG MACHINE. [*]>>Reporter: IT ALSO SEEMS TO BE GETTING A GREAT DEAL UGLIER THAN SWIFT’S PREVIOUS SPATS. BIG MACHINE EXECS WHO DENY EVER BARRING HER FROM PERFORMING HER OWN MATERIAL. THEY SAY THEIR EMPLOYEES WERE THREATENED BY HER FANS. THIS MUSIC RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS THIS PLEA FOR PUBLIC HELP PROBABLY WILL NOT GET HER MASTERS BACK, BUT IT MAY GET HER MORE FREEDOM TO PERFORM WHAT SHE WANTS AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.>>I WOULD NEVER BET AGAINST TAYLOR SWIFT. I THINK THAT SHE AND HER ADVISERS KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING, AND I THINK THEY’VE CALCULATED THAT THIS WILL MOVE THE NEEDLE FOR THEM AND IT WILL END UP GETTING HER WHAT SHE WANTS. [*]>>Reporter: EITHER WAY, THERE’S ONLY ONE CLEAR WINNER OF THIS BAD BLOOD AND THAT IS THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. THE RATINGS MAY BE BOOSTED WHEN PEOPLE TUNE IN TO SEE IF AND WHAT SWIFT WILL PERFORM.>>Andrew: WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH “THE MOMENT.” MONTHS AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN>>Andrew: WHEN HURRICANE DORIAN SWEPT THROUGH NABS SEPTEMBER, THIS CRANE TOPPLED INTO TWO BUILDINGS, FORCING MANIES WITHS TO CLOSE BUT TODAY, THE COMPANY THREW A PARTY CELEBRATING THE REMOVAL OF THE CRANE AND REOPEN OF THEIR STREET AND THEY CAME TOGETHER FOR A CRANE-FREE-ZONE AND THAT’S OUR “MOMENT.”>>THEY DECIDED TO HAVE A WELCOME-BACK PARTY. THEY WERE FANTASTIC ON THE STREET. WE HAD FOOD TRUCKS OUT THERE. THE BUSINESS SPECIALS AND WE HAD OYSTERS, A BAR AND IT WAS JUST A LOT OF FUN ON STREETS. IT WAS LIKE A LOVE FEST THAT THE COMMUNITY SHOWED UP TO WELCOME ALL OF THE BUSINESSES BACK. THE PHOTO BOOTH WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE FUN MOMENTS. PEOPLE WERE STANDING LIKE THEY WERE SUPPORTING THE CRANE AND HALIFAX IS A GREAT COMMUNITY AND OUR KIND OF MOTTO IS HALIFAX, WE LOVE A GOOD DISASTER. PEOPLE WERE SO RESILIANT AND KUDOS!>>Andrew: EVEN THE BUSINESSES THAT WERE ABLE TO STAY OPEN DURING THAT DISASTER SUFFERED GREATLY. ONE BUSINESS TOLD US THAT THEY’RE USED TO SEEING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN A DAY. DURING THIS WHOLE EPISODE THEY SAW A SMALL HANDFUL A DAY AND GOOD TO SEE THOSE FOLKS BACK ON THEIR FEET. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS NOVEMBER 15th. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

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