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good morning, america. a major thanksgiving storm hitting right now. powerful winds out west causing chaos at a flea market. >> wow! >> tents and debris flying in the air. three people taken to the hospital and the middle of the country bracing for snow, ice and flash flooding creating slick and dangerous roads for holiday travelers. 19 states on alert this morning. angry protesters storming the streets of chicago. >> all: shut it down. >> tearing the lights off this christmas tree and threatening to disrupt holiday shopping as new dash cam video is released of that officer charged with murder. a stunning revelation about one of the nfl's all-time greats. the family of late legend frank giord says he suffered from that brain disease linked to all those hits on the field. what the family hopes the league will do to change the way the game is played. and turkey 911. everything you need to know
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before you put your bird in the oven this morning, our holiday dream team standing by all morning with the answers to your last-minute food emergencies. >> happy thanksgiving and good morning, america. so good to have dan harris, tom llamas and sara haines with us. and so glad you're joining us this morning. maybe before you head out to be with your family or you start cooking and we have got you covered. first with traffic. these are traffic cameras from all around the country and these folks maybe deciding to bypass wednesday's super hectic travel day heading out instead this morning. >> it's strategically wise to travel on the holiday itself. that's my strategy. on the couch today. also today, thousands of people will be heading out for holiday parades across america and ginger and rob are at two of the largest ones here in new york city and another in
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philadelphia. we'll be hearing from them throughout the morning. >> yeah, the philadelphia -- the oldest parade in the country for thanksgiving and then also this morning, it's an annual tradition here, our thanksgiving 911. we've got experts from the hit show "chopped" here to answer your questions everything about turkey, side, dessert but we begin with the rough holiday weather slamming 19 states. abc's rob marciano starts us off from philadelphia. good morning to you, rob. >> good morning, lara. it seems like every thanksgiving there is a big storm hitting somewhere and this year is no different. this is a powerful one and it is hitting the west hard causing all sorts of dangerous conditions across a huge swath of the country. >> wow. >> california winds causing chaos at this flea market. people fleeing for cover. winds tossing tents and debris in the air. 11 injured, three taken to the
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on the scene. >> the tents act like big sails. there's a lot of metal poles. >> reporter: in northern california, plows out after nearly a foot of snowfall. drivers spinning out and crashing. >> so dangerous out here you want to get your chains on. >> reporter: massive waves battering the coastline of washington state. winds taking down trees and power lines. >> tore the lines up. >> go ahead. >> reporter: crews working through the night to restore power to thousands. and in utah dust storms blinding drivers determined to get to their holiday destinations. a powerful jet stream driving those winds and nudging the entire system off to the east. travel is going to be very difficult in many spots especially, lara, across the mountain west. >> all right, rob, thank you so much. this stormy weather on the move. set to wreak havoc. to ginger zee at the parade route in new york city. ginger. >> lara, as mild as it is here just like rob was saying we've
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all of the warnings to tell you about this morning. let's get straight to the maps so you know who has to look out for what because it's a whole slew of things happening. yes, snow in parts of the inner mountain west and rockies and move to the east and it's the ice i'm concerned about from amarillo, texas, and you see the timing there, that's tonight thursday after everyone is done with dinner, the ice stretches into western iowa then the low really wraps up the moisture. heavy rains, dallas to tulsa by friday when you're traveling there and that ice can accumulate to a half inch anywhere west of oklahoma city, close to wichita, those road, the power line, that's the major concern as we head into this holiday travel. lara. >> all right, ginger, thanks so much. bad weather a lot of places not here in new york yet. >> tough day to travel. ginger, thank you. from weather to security, if you head out to the parade or to the malls today you may see a pronounced police presence. this even though president obama is personally trying to reassure a nervous america that despite what happened over in paris there is no specific terror
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weekend. abc's gio benitez is at the parade here in new york city, gio, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, dan, good morning to you and happy thanksgiving. we're here at the start of that parade route. we're talking about 3 million spectators expected here. 8,000 participants. 2500 law enforcement officers, the nypd saying it is taking no chances. it's the last thing we want to think about, but this morning law enforcement officers across the country are on high alert as americans set out to celebrate the holidays. >> we got to be on our toes. >> reporter: in new york city a record-breaking crowd expected at the massive macy's thanksgiving day parade. a city already buzzing with counterterrorism units now upping its efforts with new specialized teams and extra security. officers hiding in plainclothes. others called the elite hercules team armed with long guns and
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500 heavily armed officers from a new critical response unit. they are even using radiation detectors looking for dirty bombs. >> keep everybody safe. >> reporter: just weeks after the terror attacks in paris, so-called soft targets like malls and retailers are heeding the warnings too. ahead of black friday, minnesota's famed mall of america adding extra security, some officers you'll see, some you won't. homeland security secretary jeh johnson says while across the board people are taking extra precautions -- >> it should be obvious to the public that there's a heightened presence in places like here like union station here, at airports. >> reporter: he insists don't live in fear. >> but be vigilant and be aware. >> reporter: and back here in new york city, we're told that the secretary of homeland security wants to take a look at security here on the parade route. we're told even he may personally speak with law enforcement here. lara, dan. >> all right, thank you. good advice, just be aware. >> don't live in fear but be
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vigilant. >> thanks so much. we turn to chicago, a city on edge protesters taking to the street overnight and now threatening to disrupt black friday shopping as new video is released of that officer now charged with murder. abc's alex perez is in chicago with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, lara. overnight protesters marching here on the magnificent mile. officers say they are looking into this case and trying to figure out what exactly they can do to keep things safe. this morning, new images from the dash cam inside chicago police officer jason van dyke's squad car showing 17-year-old laquan mcdonald running away as van dyke pursued him. shortly after, the officer gets out of the car and shoots the teenager 16 times in 15 seconds. we will not show you the entire video. this as we're learning more details about van dyke's past with the police department, according to civilian watchdog group invisible institute,
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citizens filed at least 20 complaints against him since he joined the force in 2001 including allegations of using excessive force and racial slurs. but so far, van dyke was not disciplined. abc news has confirmed 18 complaints. >> all: shut it down! overnight in chicago, protesters back on the streets even trying to tear the lights off the city's christmas tree. many critical of the state's attorney who investigated the case for nearly a year before charging van dyke with first degree murder. legal experts say that charge for an off-duty cop is rare. >> it's a hard case to prove and particularly against a cop. it has to be shown you intended to do serious bodily harm or death and that you had no justification for it. >> reporter: with protesters vowing to disrupt holiday shopping on chicago's famed michigan avenue president obama weighing in overnight posting on his facebook, i was deeply disturbed by the footage and i'm grateful to the people of my
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peaceful. and van dyke's defense argues he fired his weapon because he feared for his life. while there have been some tense moments at most of these protests, by the way, have been peaceful. lara. >> i'm sure more tense moments to come. thank you so much. turning to tom llamas with the morning's other top stories starting with pope francis making history. >> that's right, good morning, guys. the pope is celebrating his first mass in africa and taking on terrorism. tens of thousands braved the rain for today's open air service in kenya. the pope issuing a strong appeal for family values, he also addressed the growing threat of islamic extremism saying an open dialogue between christian and muslim leaders is essential for peace. today french president francois hollande is meeting with russian president vladimir putin to discuss further cooperation in the fight against isis. across europe, the hunt continues for the so-called eighth paris attacker. authorities now confirm his alleged accomplice also on the loose traveled to syria in june.
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meanwhile, vice news released more of its interview with the american rock band that was playing the night of the attack at that theater, one band member describing his encounter with one of the gunmen and it is chilling. >> i can see the gunman and he looked right at me and he shot at me and he missed. he stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot and slaughter and just scream at the top of his lungs, allahu akbar and that's when i instantly knew what was going on. >> band members say they're grateful for the support they've received since the attack. tensions in the middle east are escalating after turkey shot down that russian fighter jet near the syrian border. russia is now deploying anti-aircraft missiles to the region and turkey released recordings of what it says were the warnings it gave to the russian fighter pilots when they violated turkish airspace, one of the russian pilots who survived said he never heard a warning. have you ever opened your
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like a tornado tore through your luggage? well, this may be why. check this out, baggage handlers finding out who can toss a suitcase the furthest on the tarmac. the second guy up is like, no, no, this is how you toss a piece of luggage. look at that. a concerned passenger tweeted southwest airlines, southwest saying, hey, they don't work for us. so alaska airlines later admitted the olympic bag tossers were their employees insisting the bag was a dummy bag supposedly filled with magazines, you know, a dummy bag, right? that's the ticket. >> when kettlebells are unavailable. >> exactly. >> do you think your kettlebell would go that far? >> sara, you know, probably not. let's just be honest. let's be honest. >> this sounds like a good time to change the subject. for many of us on thanksgiving, thank you, sara, once the food coma wears off it's time to go shopping. here's a live look at some people getting a jump start on their holiday hunting and gathering.
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it used to be they waited till black friday for this but now many major stores are open an thanksgiving itself and abc's rebecca jarvis is in chicago with more on that. hey, rebecca, good morning. >> reporter: hey, dan, good morning to you. happy thanksgiving and in the biz they think of this as the super bowl of shopping. it is officially game day, 136 million americans expected to shop between now and this weekend and here at walmart they are ready for the rush. this morning, while many are gearing up for turkey and pumpkin pie, others are getting ready for a different kind of feeding frenzy. thanksgiving shoppers already lining up for a mad dash to score those holiday deals. but after years of backlash for opening on turkey day, retailers appear to be finally holding the line on those earlier and earlier thanksgiving openings. >> a lot of retailers are scaling back their hours or even closing their stores entirely because they realize that it doesn't actually help their
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>> reporter: now macy's, target, toys "r" us and best buy will kick things off tonight at exactly the same time as last year, staples opened the last two years on thanksgiving will shut their doors completely for the holiday this year. h&m is following suit and outdoor equipment retailer rei taking it a step further, deciding to stay closed on both thanksgiving and black friday. retailers typically generate about $50 billion in sales over the four-day weekend. but for the last two years, those sales have been falling. >> online shopping has totally changed the game. consumers are having a little more cash in their pockets this year for the holiday season. so retailers don't feel compelled to stay open on thanksgiving. >> reporter: walmart is also mixing things up this year. for the first time ever most of their doorbusters for the black friday weekend are already listed on the website literally right now. the doors open at walmart throughout the day today but the
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official event kicks off here at 6:00 p.m., lara. >> in the super bowl of shopping, rebecca, we thank you and now we do have more on holiday shopping with amazon spokesperson sarah gelman who joins us from los angeles. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you guys feel the need, are you working harder this year than ever to attract customers? >> i mean, we work hard every year to attract customers. the holiday shopping season has kicked off already. we're ready for it. >> you are ready for it. i know you guys have a lot of great deals out there. we're going to talk about those in a second but what are you doing different now? i hear something about an app that really might take you to the next level. >> yeah, well, first of all we have new deals every five minutes this year. not just on black friday and cybermonday, we actually have them for 16 days. it really is a season, yes, we have them today on thanksgiving, no, you don't have to get off your couch to shop. but we do have this new app i love called -- it's with the
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a deal. you can go to our deal page either on your laptop or your mobile shopping app and see a deal that's coming up maybe in a couple of hours. you don't want to sit there and stare at your computer screen or at your phone and spend time with your family. click watch this deal and then amazon sends you a push notification to your phone when the deal is live so you can continue on with your life, not have to stay and stare at your phone. >> shop till you drop. some of these deals you guys sent us are unbelievable. 50-inch tv for $150, really, sarah? >> yes, and i can't tell you what the brand is but what i can tell you, it is a mobile only deal so we have about 150 deals this year that are only on our mobile shopping app so if you don't have our mobile shopping app download it now because that is a great deal. >> so the app sounds like a must-have. what other deals can you share with us like the $150 50-inch tv. >> kids want toys.
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you might want to buy them clothes. that's not what they want. this year we have up to 50% off top-selling toy brands, we have nerf, my little pony and of course, "star wars," "star wars" is so big this year, another thing that's huge, dinosaurs so between "the good dinosaur" and "jurassic world" we have great deals on that. for teens or for adults in your life you cannot go wrong with electronics. obviously we talked about tvs, we have a great deal on noise canceling headphones. $100 off, what i want this holiday season. we also have the kindle, so great for reading, under $100 during this shopping season. >> you just recited my entire list, sarah, thank you so much. i guess what we thank you so much, we will be talking about shopping all morning long and sort of the days, dan, i'm thinking of black friday and cyber monday are gone. here we go. >> here we go. indeed.
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let's just try to keep our priorities straight here because before you go shopping you got to make sure thanksgiving is done right which means it's time to talk turkey with our thanksgiving dream team of food network chefs all judges of the hit show "chopped." alex guarnaschelli, geoffrey zakarian and amanda freitag. give yourself a big round of applause. inside we have questions from viewers, let's start with you, ms. guarnaschelli, you're doing turkey. which is the center piece. the question. >> i'm always afraid to undercook the turkey and don't have a thermometer. how long should i cook a 14-pound turkey. >> the answer is. >> i count about 12 minutes per pound which means you should go for maybe 2, 2 1/2 hours and then pull away that thigh and just watch for those juices to run clear. the thigh is the thickest part of real estate on the turkey. once that's cooked, take it out. make your gravy and have a glass of wine. >> i always say that, the thigh is the thickest part of real
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estate. before we talk sides and desserts, let me get one more turkey question. because we got you all morning. >> no, this is really good. why is my turkey dry? help? >> you know what, i'm going to cut you off there. this is a bit of a tease. we'll get back to that answer a little later because we got to get it out to ginger who at the macy's thanksgiving day parade and got another look at the forecast. hey, ginger. >> hey there, dan. i've got the leaves behind me, the stars of the beginning of the trade. you shake it a little when you're a leaf. yeah, you do. flash flood watches that extend from texas up to illinois and the rain, locally up to 8 inches could fall so be very careful especially friday into saturday. all right. let's get to the mild cities
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brought to you by macy's.a few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening ho we got a new move, the shaking leaf. i'll be doing it all morning in >> it'll keep you warm. it'll keep you warm. ginger, thank you. we want to remind everybody, we'll answer how to keep the turkey from getting dry question coming up here on "gma."
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>> and the revelation about the late frank gifford, the nfl legend suffered from that brain disease linked to those hard hits on the gridiron. what his family hopes will come of it. family hopes will come of it. bzzz. hey bumble bee o busy bee. o busy bee. this year let's keep your sanity. come to the store or go online. for all your gifts, you'll be just fine. aw, you're sweet. black friday starts 6pm thursday
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for the second time in less than three months, waterloo police are investigating a robbery at an i-wireless store. police responded last night at 7:50 to15-23 san marnan drive for a robbery. police say someone with a knife went into the store - and got away with cash. police put evidence markers outside the store's front door and in the parking lot. they were also searching several areas near crossroads mall. no one was hurt. in september, police say two men
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a gun, while others robbed the store. people in the store saw the men take cash and cell phones. police later arrested six men in connection with the armed robbery. investigators are searching for the cause of a house fire in central city. it happened at 22-hundred central city road just after eight o'clock monday night. firefighters say it started in a camper and spread to the house. the couple living there got out safely, but they lost everything. and now here's your first alert forecast. a few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our
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welcome back to "good morning america." there is the philadelphia thanksgiving day parade that's a live look at the oldest thanksgiving day parade in the country and millions are enjoying parades all across america this morning. security, of course, is end is itted up this year. added police along most routes. >> of course, everybody is still cautious after paris. also happening right now, 19 states on alert this morning for a major thanksgiving storm bringing snow, ice and flash flooding. that storm caused chaos at a flea market in california. look at this. powerful winds sending tents flying. three sent to the 4079. a new lawsuit filed over the death of "fast and furious" star paul walker. his father is suing porsche claiming the car his son was riding in lacked potentially life-saving safety measures. porsche says the car was altered and improperly maintained and those factors contributed to walker's death. >> happy thanksgiving to everybody. so nice to have sara here, tom
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here, dan, of course, and many of you are prepping for the big holiday getting ready for the macy's thanksgiving day parade including ginger shaking it out on the parade route. we'll check with her later and continue with our turkey 911. >> this is important. >> it does come in handy in my house. >> an important service we provide to the nation and we'll continue throughout the morning. we want to start with the revelation about the late football legend frank gifford, turns out he suffered from a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma and found in so many other former players and abc's ryan smith has the story. >> hello, again, i'm frank gifford. >> reporter: this morning the family of late gridiron great frank gifford revealing they just learned that the nfl star suffered from cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease researchers believe are connected to taking all those tackles on the field. gifford died of natural causes
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but a team of pathologists just now diagnosing him with a brain disease detectable only after death. his family saying "our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were were confirmed." the former nfl mvp suffered one of the most famous head injuries of his era knocked unconscious during this game in 1960. sidelining him for the season. >> hello again, everyone. >> reporter: after retiring from the field his family says the 27-year veteran announcer of "monday night football" married to kathie lee gifford dedicated himself to understanding the connection between repetitive head trauma and its associated cogny testify and behavioral symptoms which he experienced firsthand. the cte center says repetitive brain trauma degenerates brain tissue, months, years, sometimes even decades after the last trauma. a study recently finding 96% of the players they examined suffered from the disease.
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including hall of famer junior seau who took his own life in 2012. overnight, nfl commissioner roger goodell praising the giffords for their desire to help learn more about the disease and its causes but adding we are working now to improve the safety of our game. gifford's family hoping their revelation will help others in the future. for "good morning america," ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> i know kathie lee and her family so want this information to help future player safety. very important to them. >> may very well do that. >> yep. all right. and now to an alert about holiday shoplifting. look at these people allegedly caught stealing a turkey from a grocery store. not easy to do. and abc's kendis gibson is here with the story. good morning, kendis. >> reporter: good morning, lara. people are hungry. the average thanksgiving day turkey, get this is about 15 pounds so you'd think that it would be pretty hard for anyone to sneak anything that big out of a supermarket. think again. thanksgiving is a time of
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giving, but for some it's all about taking. watch this grocery store shopper ring up one item in self-checkout but walk away with a turkey. security cops stoplift released these videos of alleged turkey bandits this season. at another shelf checkout this shopper scanned some items but appears to miss the mark on the turkey and walks it through. some security experts say theft is up to five types more likely at self-checkout counters than manned checkouts. >> customers look for opportunity. if no one is watching them and they say, wow, this is easy, then they may try it. >> reporter: but check it out. this video at a regular checkout line, you see the same thick, some items being scanned but had time the prize poultry just remains in the shopping cart. and same here, the turkey stays in the cart, not getting up to the conveyer belt for pricing. shoplifting costs u.s. retailers an estimated $17 billion a year. losses that mean higher prices for the rest of us.
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anywhere from 1% to 3% and a regular basket full of groceries if one item is either not rang up or destroyed, the profit for that entire buggy of groceries is gone. does it increase price, yes, it does over the long haul it absolutely does. >> reporter: okay, so perhaps one reason behind so many turkey theft, the price of the bird itself. it is the most expensive part of the thanksgiving meal. this year the cost of the average turkey is more than $23. the highest it's been in decades. >> kendis, thank you very much. if you are not into black friday shopping and you're tired of talking to your family you may want to check out this movie this weekend. it's a good time for it, in fact, the oscar release is heating up and abc's nick watt has a look at some of the early contenders. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest blockbuster weeks of the year and 69-year-old sly stallone is the headliner. >> you got to work hard.
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going to do it, i'm out. >> reporter: there's already supporting actor oscar buzz around rocky for this, the seventh reboot called "creed." apparently his wife talked him into it. coward. even when i was doing a sequel, the second one people are, come on, the third one said stop already. it. >> reporter: this time rocky is training apollo creed's son adone is for a big fight and critics are claiming it's the best rocky since the original. this week, we're also talking "spotlight". >> we'll tell it right. >> reporter: the tale of the catholic church sex abuse scandal and here there's bound to be an oscar nominee and, oh, so oscar worthy love story rooney mara, cate blanchett. >> i like the hat. >> reporter: for the families pixar's "the good dinosaur" from our parent company, walt disney. >> aren't you just the kusest thing. >> to get to work with pixar was
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a whole other experience and go down to pixar history is another thing and it's just mind blowing to me. >> reporter: tuesday night previews were record breaking. "the good dinosaur" eclipsed "frozen's" stellar preview tally let it go >> reporter: and "creed" made more money than any pre-thanksgiving preview in history. >> show me something. >> reporter: after a little lackluster year hollywood is hoping after your turkey you're going to buy a ticket. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i know we are. >> lara is actually literally writing down a list. "carol." "trumbo," "the danish girl." >> "trumbo" the best i've seen this year. >> the oscar game has begun. >> it has. coming up here on "gma," on the upon with secret apps for the supermarket and simple ways to save thousands on groceries and get extra cash back for the holidays. of course, we will not let
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it is 7:42 on this thanksgiving morning and we're back now with "gma on the money." and we're going to tell you how to save big on your groceries. americans will spend on average more than $150 on holiday food shopping and those weekly bills can be much higher but abc's linsey davis is here to show how one family saved thousands a year. good morning to you, linsey. >> good morning and happy thanksgiving. while it's $150 for the turkey and the fixings the average american family of four spends more than a thousand dollars a month in food. now you can put some of that back in your pocket. for the krauses groceries eat up a huge chunk of their family budget.
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>> we have one son who is 16 and one who will soon be 15. they eat a lot. >> reporter: every week this family of five's grocery bill tops $600, close to $30,000 a year. >> it would be great to cut down anywhere we can. >> in a quick and easy way. >> reporter: so we enlisted the help of abc news' very own lifestyle editor genevieve brown and headed to their local stop & shop grocery list in hand. >> came up with a three-pronged approach to savings. no clipping coupons. >> reporter: first this one-of-a-kind app grocery pal puts the savings on your mobile phone. >> plug in your zip code and brings up a list of stores. >> and directs you to in-store sales. >> starbucks, here. >> greek yogurt, 10 for $10. >> reporter: and a little supermarket secret, pick products on the top and bottom shelves. their often a better deal. >> the most expensive items are the ones that the grocery store
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puts at eye level. one thing to point out, not neglect the ends of the aisle. these are great prices. >> i'll never go down an aisle again. >> reporter: finally did you know you can actually get paid to shop? genevieve says use apps like check out 51 or ibotta. asks you to watch a video or take a survey about a product you're about to buy. after you're done shopping select your item, scan the bar code and upload your receipt. instant cash back. >> we're done grocery shopping. >> reporter: after checking out, these simple supermarket hacks saved them big. >> you're saving $120 a week on groceries. the year. >> reporter: all in all that's over $6,000 a year. >> that is's incredible. >> there you go. >> reporter: and now there are even sites that suggest recipes based on what's on sale. saving you both time and money so gobble gobble without the guilt. they figured out how to cut back on the cost.
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something about those pesky calories. >> got to be a an app for that. >> 6 grand is not nothing. >> it's not nothing, dan, nope. >> all right. >> it's a tough morning. stuck between these two. >> and coming up, our thanksgiving experts are answering your burning questions. turkey, side dishes, desserts, we got you covered on "gma." to the car that just survived hours of reconditioning... sorry, we know that was a bit... invasive. but, if we didn't hoist you up in the air and poke around a little, we wouldn't be carmax. we expect a lot from our cars and we need to make sure that you'll make the grade. you have to admit, you're looking awfully nice. oh just relax. it's gonna be a long time before anybody peeks at your undercarriage again. i am your father. no, no, no!
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we're back with our thanksgiving dream team. alex, we cut you off. the answer to the question about how to make sure the turkey isn't dry. >> overcook it melted butter, a little gravy, a little tock to bring it back, tiny vinaigrette and you're good. >> that's it? >> yep. >> geoffrey. see if there's a question. >> paige from facebook. if i double a recipe does that affect the cooking time. that's a great question. >> the answer. >> kind of yes and no. if you double a pasta recipe it's the same. cake, make two cakes, don't make a big one so yes and no. >> pasta is not a side. >> sure, it is in an italian household, absolutely.
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>> let's see if we can do a dessert question. amanda. >> i have a sweet tooth. the question is what apples are best for baking? is this not a great question. pick a firm apple. granny smiths are great but i like to mix it up with a gala or fuji. >> excellent, great. we'll be back with you. at the top of the hour, planning your holiday shopping spree. what you should buy now and what can wait. keep it here, much more "gma" coming up on this thanksgiving morning. here's a great improve this committee tip from lows. what can you do with this soda bottle. cut the bottom off and mount it for a shopping bag dispenser. ooh. now get 25% off kobalt tool chests, work benches, truck boxes and garage organization. when your cold makes you wish...
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alerts on the university of iowa campus earlier this month faces multiple charges. 32 year old adam weinstein faces one count of third degree sexual abuse, four counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, and three counts of third degree harassment. the charges follow a series of physical and verbal attacks on campus on november 10th. police took weinstein into custody shortly after the incidents, and he was involuntarily committed to university of iowa hospitals. they arrested him when he left the hospital yesterday. a conviction on all the counts could put weinstein in prison for more than 18 years. remember, whenever you see news, give newsline nine a call. that's number is 319-365-9999. you can also email pictures and video to newsroom at kcrg dot com. this morning, hundreds of people in cedar rapids will be burning off the calories they plan to eat later. the annual turkey trot kicks off at 9 o'clock this morning. runners will be starting in downtown cedar rapids and run along the cedar river. you can still register this morning.
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all trotters get a fleece hoodie and cinnamon roll. and now here's your first alert forecast. a few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the of the day our temperatures will remain above freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise we start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid to upper 30s. if you are travelling today for the holiday, several sheriff's departments in eastern iowa are reminding people to stay safe. and they will be cracking down
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good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. and caught on camera, new surveillance footage of the mom moments before she left her newborn in a manger. how the baby is doing right now. super shopping secrets. we're maximizing your black friday deals this morning. >> that's 15% off makeup. makeup never goes on sale. >> becky worley has all the best inside steals for your post-turkey rush. >> and mickey's military surprise. >> oh, this is awesome. >> it's a thank you so above and beyond you won't want to miss this unforgettable reunion in the most magical place on earth. and get ready to chop your way to a spectacular thanksgiving thanksgiving. three of our favorite chefs are here tackling your turkey troubles, side dish situations and transforming your dessert disas territories into the most
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delicious feast ever as we say -- >> all: good morning, america and happy thanksgiving. and, yes, happy thanksgiving and good morning, america. there they were, the "chopped" judges live with us giving us our 911 answers to all of your cookie questions and they'll whip up some delicious and foolproof dishes for us. >> i will test whether they're in fact foolproof. we love a parade and this morning we have two of america's greatest covered. rob is in philly at the country's oldest thanksgiving day parade. hey, rob, and ginger is right here in new york city at the 89 annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. ginger, how is it going out there? >> oh, my goodness, it's just starting to get that electric feel here. look, right here, this is the beginning of the parade, the first float and balloons that you will see, that macy's iconic star and the rest of the balloons, they are all lined up right here. i'm telling you, people are
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pumped and clowns have filled the trees so whether you like them or not, lara -- >> i love it. no pun intended there right with the pumped. we got that. we saw that. thank you, ginger. we also have holiday shopping season upon us as you may have heard which means tory johnson is with us. amazing deals and steals just minutes away. first back inside to tom llamas with the morning rundown. >> good morning again, guys. woo he begin with the prewinter storm bearing down on holiday travelers in 19 states. the storm which has already made driving miserable from oregon to colorado is now moving into the plains and upper midwest. heavy rain, snow or sleet is expected from texas all the way to wisconsin. meanwhile, back in california heavy winds blew over these tents at a flea market near sacramento. it injured 11 people. in chicago protesters outraged over the fatal police shooting of a teenager are threatening to disrupt black friday shopping. demonstrators hit the street last night, some were arrested
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for whipping lights off a city christmas tree. this follows the release of more dash cam video showing officer jason van dyke pursuing laquan mcdonald who was armed with a small knife before shooting him 16 times. the officer reportedly had 20 complaints filed against him in the past. overseas now, this just in russia says it's preparing to cut economic ties with turkey. it's the latest escalation after turkey shot down that russian fighter jet along the syrian border. turkey says the jet violated its airspace. russia says its pilots never heard a warning. french president francois hollande is working to build a stronger coalition against isis. seeking help today from russian president vladimir putin. as the manhunt for the so-called eighth paris attacker continues authorities say his accomplice traveled to syria in june. here at home security will be tighter than ever for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. a record 3 million people are expected to line the streets. officials say there's no credible threat but more than
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2500 police officers are being deployed along the route. and a mother who left her newborn in the nativity display of a new york church will not face charges. newly released surveillance video shows the mom carrying the baby boy into a nearby store buying a towel. the boy was later found in the manger at the church wrapped in that towel. the mother came back the next day to make sure he had been found. new york's safe haven law allows them to leave babies at certain locations. at least one parishioner is offering to adopt him. good for that baby. a big dare for a new york family. this is truly terrifying. a neighbor woke up to find an incruder crawling on his bedroom floor with a knife between his teeth. they caught him and he snatched a cell phone but ran off whenn the owner woke up. pretty scary. a thanksgiving dinner truly out of this world. the two astronauts aboard the international space station are
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enjoying turkey and ol the fixings but their meal is served a little differently. take a look. >> i'm going to have the candied yams. they're -- man, they are delicious. >> good stuff. >> happy, happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> those look like some rough yams. commander scott kelly and flight engineer shell lindgren have the day off. they plan to watch some football. so great nasa can beam up football because they need it after those yams. >> they need turkey and thanksgiving 911. >> they do. >> for those yams. >> we're here for you guys. i imagine theirs taste better than what i could produce which is why we have the 911 people. first to sara with the morning rundown. >> super shopping secrets. the hottest black friday deals to know before you make your holiday gift list.
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the "chopped" judges answers all your last-minute turkey emergencies to make the most delicious feast ever and tory johnson is here with amazing "deals & steals" and a special thanksgiving deal right now. ben is here to help me. >> no more schlepping christmas trees on the top of your car. they will hand cut a tree, 5 1/2 to 7 feet just like this one, you gave it a thumbs up, right, ben? he gave it a thumbs up and amazing deal on these trees and it includes shipping so comes directly to your door. >> what is the deal. >> normally starting at $129 there are three different styles, today only 50%. so starting at 64.50 and you get to choose your ship date so there is a big range of about two weeks for you to choose the ship date so that is a deal. that is a deal, right, ben. >> i can smell the bargains. >> smell the tree and we'll have much more from tory throughout
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tonight, hdtv prices will drop to record lows. ken, how are you getting ready for this deal? with subtle hints... barbie, i want an hdtv. doors open tonight 6 pm at target. alex, geoffrey, amanda, threre of cooking's finest, food network's amazing "chopped" judges are with us to answer your last-minute questions covering everything from the turkey to the sides to the dessert, what's in the basket, omg. we'll let you know coming up on "good morning america." you guys ready? >> we're ready. >> the final countdown. let's go >> that's it, the final countdown.it's your responsibility to solve the w wld's greatest challenges. this is why we search for the best and brightest. why we train for every eventuality on land and water,
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we operate in a complex world with one simple mission. win. bzzz. hey bumble bee o busy bee. o busy bee. this year let's keep your sanity. come to the store or go online. for all your gifts, you'll be just fine. aw, you're sweet. black friday starts 6pm thursday
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whole life. that's not true. >> that is not true? look at this amazing happy 40th display from disneyland's world of color helping us mark our big birthday and now they're doing even more. wait till you see the un unforgettabl military surprise that we pulled off with their help. that's coming up. time now, however, for "gma's" super shopping secrets, thanksgiving edition. if you can't wait till tomorrow to start your holiday shopping we have your guide to what you should be buying today. becky worley, our queen of black friday joining us now from san francisco. hey, becky, good morning. >> good morning, dan. yeah, the pre-black friday deals otherwise known as the i need to escape thanksgiving dinner and go find those sales, they are upon us. so, which doorbusters are worth it and which can you find online without missing pumpkin pie for dessert? today is full of sales. so let's start with limited quantity deals on tvs like this
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40-inch samsung from kohl's, $319 plus a $90 gift card or this 32-inch tv with roku's built-in streaming from walmart that's just $125. but this one from best buy, a 4k. 60-inch model for 800 bucksks is also available online. and online door busters are very real this year, in fact, walmart says 96% of its deals are also on its website. but the singlee best t t deal of the whole shopping weekend is not a store deal, not even an online deal but an app only deal. >> we've seen so far amazon advertising a 50-inch hdtv for $150. which is $90 below the cheapest tv we've ever seen in that size before and that's the deal that's going to be available only through their mobile apps. >> reporter: other g gd deals today laptops. fry's, this mod, $137 off the lowest price ever. this 19-inch dell is $100 off the current low and it's
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available at best buy in store anddgain line all day. also the apple watch is on sale at target today in a bundle deal that gets you $100 gift rd. let's talk about clothing. overall the economy is good and consumerer are spending, but trainly sales of clothing in retail outlets have been soft. what does that mean for you? well, sales. big ones. old navy opens at 4 p.m. today and in store only your whole purchase is 50%. so shop wisely and remember black friday is a season, pace yourself, deal hunters. and, dan, i have a list of all these deals and more on our website. >> becky, i want to go back to what you said a few seconds ago. black friday is season so what is your guidance for the run-up to christmas? >> ah, there are two camps on thanksgiving shopping. those who don't understand it at all. why would you leave today and those that think it's fun.
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my professional opinion there's some g gd deals but really you could cherry pick a few of those online today and then dig in tomorrow, over the weekend on cyber monday but don't miss out on this great day if youou have the opportunity to spend it with friends and family. the deals are good but not worth it for that. >> what's your thinking about my strategy of going to 7-eleven on christmas eve and buying a few koosies and i ex-pack. >> they have great remote helicopters. your baby son will lov it. over to you, lara. time t t talk turkey answering more of your last-minute questions with our all-star panel from the hit food network -- hello, in english, the show is "chopped." we love the show. we love alex guarnaschelli, chef of thehe newly opened driftwood room in miami. geoffrey zakarian, chef and partner of the lamb's club one of our favorites here at "gma"
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all sides and amanda freitata turning foror a a second season of "american diner revival" dishing on desserts. question from marita. she wants to know how do i cook turkey without the meat dryryg and make the skin crisp and golden brown. that within you, alex. >> i am making two suggestions for that the first is break your turkey into parts and roast it so that it's easier to deal with. there's no whole birdarcass in your fridge for three weeks and it cooks all nice and crispy because the surface area is exposed to all the skin and then here i have a wonderful vinaigrette. i know we're always talking gravy foror thanksgivingg but i made a little vinaigrette with orange, lemon and olive oil and when no one is looking in the kitchen, you jt do a little drive-by on your turkey like this and just get thaha nice brightness, that citrus, it's really unexpected and kind of goes with the gravy. >> it doesn't change that traditional flavoring that everybody loves? >> oh, my god.
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i'm put on the spot, ah, maybe little bit but, you know when you get deep in your plate and get that little bit of lemon going through everything it makes you eat more because the lemon is brightening it up. >> question number two, this is for amanda. ebony lee is asking, what's an easy go to for dessert when you realize you're out of time. >> when you're out of time i have this great blondie recipe. cream together the butter and sugar, pututn the chips and there you go and it's fun for kids too. you get them involved. get them to cut it for you. they love making blondies in the kitchen. >> you know what, i have snuck one. delicious. very good recipe. >> i say add chocolate chips o. >> yeah, all right. ready, question number three, geoffrey, this is all you. stacy wants to know about making sausage stuffing for the first time. she's wondering is it okay to bake it by itself. does it have to go into the bird? >> dressing does not go in the bird and i like dressing that stays out. toughing does go in the bird. hard enough to cook the bird so let's just do one thing right.
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>>ressing and stuff rg3 two different thing. >> same thing but one goes cooked in the bird one cooks jo out side. i like dressing because i think it's very hard to cook a turkey anyways, let's just get the turkey right and dressinin right. >> any special tips before doing a sausage -- >> i have a sausage in here with carrot, onions, celery and cornmeal out of cornbread. >> oh. >> i alittle warm chicken stock. we're going to mix this all together and that's what you have. bake it or serve it just like that. >> will you save me some of ha. >> i can smell the sausage. >> amanda, same sorry.y. 're downing up on you. a lot of dessert questions where operators are standing by on our 911 hot line. robin on facebook would like to know a good fall alternativeve to pumpkin pie. >> obviously apple pie is an alternative to pumpkin which i love and add some cranberries to your apples. >> really. >> yes, they pop when they cook and make it beautiful and give
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it a tartness i i case your apples aren't tart enough for you. i love that. and then just -- >> apples need to be tart, people. >> pile it in. don't be afraid to put lototof appss in your pie. >> hopefully we have these recipes for everybody on "gma." >> yes, you do, cover that up. >> we'll be feasting and checking in with ginger who i believe is on the parade route. ging. >> oh, lara, thank you so much. guess what, sue and daniel have put me to work here. i am actually a part of the parade, well, at l lst for about five steps holding on to what is called the bone, right? >> yeah. >> we are holding on to the pumpkins getting ready for the parade to start. macy's, so you know is the second biggest helium consumer in the world.d. i know you wanted to know that this morning. let's check the forecast. what you need to know too because all the way from texas up to wisconsin, we have winter storm warnings, ice warnings, winter storm watches and advisories a a flflh flood watches in front of that. timed out the storm earlier.
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what i wanted to leave you with is the mild look at what's happening on the east coast. so fortunate here, right? >> yes. >> it's not t always la few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a sogy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above freezing alalwing for theeprecipitationon to fallls rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into th >> now i certainly have never done this parade gloveless, scarfless, system so comfortable. rob, how are you doing in philly? i know it's a great parade too. >> hi, guys.
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at the 95th running of the sixth abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade. carli lloyd. two-time olympic gold medalist and the world cup. what can't you do. now you're the grand marshal. there are some pressures that go along with that. are you ready. >> i don't know. i woke up early so it'll be a pressure-filled day. >> at the white house after the big world cup win. what was that like. >> great. it was great to shake president obama's hand and chatith him. >> what kind of thanksgiving day plans do we have after the parade. >> well, possibly a nap. maybe a little workout. and then, you know, just hanging with my fiance's family just going to lay low, watch the gles play, hopefully they win tonight. >> oh, that is the right thing to say. nicely done, a professional athlete. of course, you after you nap you have to work out. >> yeah. >> we do want to highlight these youngsters. 14-year-olds, you are the ban chis? >> yeah. >> banchees.
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you said when you were their age yoyowere the what? >> medford strikers. >> sounds olympian to me for sure. congratulation, happy thanksgiving to you and, pressure is on. >> it is. >> this is a tradition. a grand tradition. >> back to you guys. live from philadelphia. >> rob, thank you very much. fonzie, i understand our hot line is overloaded. blowing up. we need to take more questions. to the a lot of timeme whwh we'd likeo do for viewers checking in with us and have a lot of questions, a great tip or two from each of you. turk, alex. >> well, turkey, you know if you overcooked your turkey a little drive-by of butter, gravy, vinaigrette before anybody sees it at the table a great way to recover. >> to brine or not to. >> not to brine. salt it and let it sit 24 hours in the african, easier. >> 35 seconds left. geoffrey. >> rest your bird. once it comes out it has to rest -- yeah, you do. if you cut it when it's hot, the
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juice is going all over the board. >> how long do you rest it. >> one hour minimum. >> who can wait? >> who can wait? >> oh, my god. we're talking turkey or desserts. >> work with cold dough always, brush your dough, use egg wash and sugar on top, makes it gorgeous and crispy and golden. >> brush it with the egg? >> yes. >> sorry. i'm challenged. when i say our hot linesre burnrng up they're all my questions. hopefully they'll help you. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to find out more last-minute tips. can't thank you enough, alex, geoffrey, amanda froro "chopped." we really appreciate it. so do all our relatives eating our food. sara, over to you. now an exciting thanksgiving collaboration, abc news is partnering with storycorps for their most ambitious project ever, storycorps has been collecting the largest library of human voices ever and this morning high school students and senior citizens are sharing
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thanksgiving listen. >> welcome. >> reporter: the berkeley carroll school is gearing found are the great thanksgiving listen. >> you'll deepen your connection to a loved one. >> reporter: storycorps is asking students to interview a grandparent over the thanksgiving holiday. >> as soon as you record it, you can send from your phone to the library of congresshere your relative's story will be held in history in perpetuity. >> reporter: garrity collins wanted to get a head start on the project by interviewingis grandmother esther arrington. >> i was born march the 11th, 1932 during the great depression. >> reporter: she was a pioneer in her field, a female african-american investigator in new w rk city's medical examiner's office. >> this was surprising a lot of times when i would show up at a scene.
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and think, well, the driver is the m.m. and i would just sit and wait until they realized that i was the m.e. >> reporter: esther shared her dreams for her grandson. >> my hopes for you are that 20 years from today, i would hear people saying that you are loving, kind, considerate, humbmb. >> reporter:r:he storycorps' mission honors our forbearers. >> this is me here. >> you were my dance partner. >> reporter: and bonds grandchild and grandparent across time. >> i love you. >> i love you too. >> what a beautiful project and it's one my parents remind me all the time, sara, stop talking and listen a little more. dan. >> sounds like something i may have said to you at one point, sara but a great story. beautiful. let's check in n n with toror for another "deals & steals" flash deal. >> flash deal. that's right. we know that stockings are going to adorn many mantels this season so we have a great selection for you from personal creations.
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five different options to c cose from a a you c c personalize with any name up to nine characters. so that's a lot of fun and an amazing deal on these. normally $35 including the personalization slashed in half,, totoy only $17.50. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! not only for these but the christmas trees we just showed you and for everything coming up. >> cool. more "deals & steals" with tory coming up and a magical disney surprise you really don't want to miss. "gma's" countdown to thanksgiving, brought to you by
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share wonder every day.if you are travelling today for the holiday, several sheriff's departments in eastern iowa are reminding people to stay safe. and they will be cracking down on seat belt laws and pulling over impaired drivers. this is part of a national effort during the busiest travel time of the year. in 2013, more than 300 people were killed on the road just during the thanksgivinggweekend in thh u.s. the iowa department of transportation points out that wearing a seat belt can save a life. the city of north liberty wants to change things up a little bit. city leaders are planning to move forward with renaming highway 965 through town. it't' still very early in t te process. in fact, they need to identify the process they want to use to move forward. but the city plans to get the public involved for name ideas and input. the highway would still keep the 965 name, b bt it would also have a local name. and now here's your first alert forecast. a few spotting showers will
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early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evving. for mostst of tte day our temperatures will remain above freezing allowing for the precipitation to fall as rain. as we enter the evening hours a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise we start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid to upper
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i want to see you smile welcome back to "good morning america." ppy thanksgiving. >> i'm ready to eat. >> yes. >> we got to get this done. it is a venerable new york city tradition, the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade now in its 89th year, and ginger has been out there all morning having a lot of fun. ginger, what's happening now? >> oh, my goodness, i'm here with all the goldiblocks. young ladies ananmen that are inn engineering. you know i love science and engineers but this parade is about fun this morning. you know santa will end it at the very end. i haven't seen him yet. have you seen santa? >> all: no. >> but we are waiting g the line is huge. the crowd has started to fill up. the sides of the street fufu. new york city is o ofire and we are so fortunate to be right here in the middle of it all. all right, dan and lara. >> thank you very much, ginger. i just got passed a note. i'll read it later. it's like class.
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that was from dan. >> that was from me. >> all right, so what better on thanksksving than a parade.. we're going to check in again with rob at the country's oldest thanksgiving parade in philadelphia. rob, how are you doing out there? >> oh, yeah. >> oh, just a quick wave. he's busy. we're going to get back to him. we do want to get back to us and there are so many stories this time of year. this year we have an incredible thanksgiving surprise. two families brought together by military service reunited years later proving the unforgettable things happen at walt disney world. and abc's melissa rycroft has our story. >> reporter: petty officer shannon thompson and his wifeferene live at the naval air station in lemoore, california, with their two young daughters. but in 2010 the couple was living in salem, virginia, when shannon was deployed to afghanistan with second battalion first marines. >> i was definitely concerned with how she was going to handle, you know, being two parents at one time. >> reporter: irene stayed back
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in virginia with their 4-year-old d dghter alana. >> it t s scary like thinking about him going to a war zone because you don't know what's going on. >> reporter: irene was living with her in-laws but it was when she went to pail aackage to annon overseas that she struck up a surprising friendship. >> the customs form is like really complicated so i had an address. that's all i had. >> i remember she camen and had nonolue as to what to dodo and took her in and helped her, you know, get everything done to get the package mailed to her husband. >> reporter: postal clerk ron johnson had served six years in the air force. >> as time went on, you know, every time she came in, we'd talk more and more about her husband and her kid and family. >> i would wait, you know, to get in his line and go to his register so i could just talk to him, you know, give him an update and let him know how things were going. >> reporter: an unlikely friendship but one that became a source of comfort for irene.
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deployed that i didn't hear from him for five weeks. he told me he said with the military no news is good news. >> it's true, i mean, if something has happened, you'll hear about it and if four or five weeks you haven't heard from your loved one, no news is good news, so i think that helped her. >> reporter: more than this kind postal clerk could ever know. >> it was scararfor me in a way because you didn't k kw what to expect. >> reporter: shannon made it home safely, but the thompsons lost touch with ron when they moved to california, although they never forgot the impact his kindness had on their family. with the help of walt disney world, shannon and his wife irene were able to offer an incredible thank you. >> hi, ron. greetings from the walt disney world resort in florida. mickey and i want you and your guest to join us here at the walt disisy world resort. >> that's awesome. >> reporter: ron was blown away when he and his fiancee kat were
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made grand marshals ofhe disney festival fantasy parade in the magic kingdom but there were even bigger surpriseness store. >> seeing as we are in the most magical place, we, of course, have another surprise. >> oh, my. oh, my! oh. wow. >> hi. >> oh, this is awesome. [ applause ] >> reporter: it had been more than five years since ron and irene had seen each other. >> i iemember you when yououere little. >> reporter: and shannon and ron had never met. after taking in the parade up close, the families boarded a boat. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: a chance to catch up and take in the sights. when they reached the pier at the grand floridian, a thanksgiving feast was the backdrop for this incredible reunion. >> to friends and family and how acts of kindness can change your life. right? >> cheers. >> cheers. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: five years in the making, friendships rekindled. >> ooh.
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aah. >> wow. >> reporter: and a thank you delivered at long last in a magical way. >> whoa. >> did you see that? >> reporter: for abc news, melissa rycroft, orlando, florida. >> that was terrific. >> you know we said it before, but these famamies put everything on the line for this country so they deserve every surprise, every pleasant surprise. >> so much to be thankful for this year. >> absolutely. >> thankful for ginger with us from the macy's parade with a very special guest. >> oh, yes, i do, lara. look who is with me, mr. andy grammer. >> how you doing, sweetie? >> you're giving away compliments to me so i'm taking hem. >> she looks so cute in this outfit. doesn't she? >> this is the sweetest guy. this is how you get with a good interview. so, "good to be alive." >> yes. >> we feel like it's good to be alive but your song is just climbing the charts. >> such an incredible year. a lot to be thankful for. yeah, i just re-release edd my album and "good to be alive" is a single on it and i get to sing it on the parade. so fun. incredible to be out here. >> on a perfect day.
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a new album that is out. your album is out in stotos right now. but we just have to talk about "dancing with the stars." >> yes. >> how was the experience? >> the experience was incredible. had a really good time. my partner was actually pregnant. first time ever dancing with a pregnant -- >> so i can do it. >> you can do it but a little delicately. delicate dip, there it is right there. gorgeous. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey. we all love it. all right. >> lovovit. they cannonoget enough. >> andy, thank you. i have to hit on a little bit of a forecast if that's all right because it's a lot colder somewhere else and that is out west. billings, montana, 6 degrees and how about you check out the temperatures alla few spotting showers will persist through the early morning hours, rain will become more likely as we enterrinto late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the
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>> hey. >> all: sfa. sfa. >> sfa. we have so much energy, dan, we don't know what to do withth ourselves. >> thank you, gingng. great job out there. as we've been saying, this is a great weekend to go to the movies and the actor chiwetel ejiofor was nominated for "12 years a slave." now he's part of another l-star cast in "secret in their eyes" and abc's nick watt caught up with him. >> i found him, jess. >> reporter: look at this cast. it doesn't get any better. nicole kidman, julia roberts and chiwetel ejiofor. >> whehei knew that they werer both on board for the project, you know, i just knew it was going to be a real journey, you know. >> reporter: i might venture to say you outshine them. >> well, i wouldn't say that. >> reporter: "secret in their eyes" is a dark thriller. >> men carry themselves one way, boys another. >> reporter: set in the wake of 9/11 and 13 years later. >> it bebemes a film about
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obsession, you know. >> reporter: ejiofor is fresh off a plane from nepal where he's filming "dr. strange" with benedict cumberbatch. my wife has told m m she would leave me for him. >> really? >> yes. >> sorry to hear that. >> so am i. >> very excited to be here. i've got to rush in. i'm a bit late. >> reporter: what is it about that guy? >> i don't know. he's a very charming man. yoyo know, i wouldn't -- i don't know how to finish that sentence. >> reporter: ejiofor has played othello, hamlet on stage and solomon northup and in "dr. strange" -- >> well, i'm not going to talk too much about it. you'll have to see it. >> reporter: neither of us want to give too much away. >> it's the sort of thriller that hasn't been made for awhile. >> thinking about claire is a lost cause but you don't give up. >> reporter: a truly enveloping startling movie best enjoyed if you don't know too much. >> i did a lot of stuff with julia ininhis movie, so there's a lot of intense stuff we did together and -- but there's a great amount of --
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[ phone ringing ] >> my wife telling me she's going to leave me. >> yeah, yeah. >> sorry. >> finally run into benedict. i told him you'd be here. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> he is a phenomenal actor. nick, thank you. "secret in their eyes" is in theaters right now and coming up here on "gma," tory johnson is here. she's right here, as a matter of fact. she's going to have much more thanksgiving "deals & steals." keep it here.
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25 little stockings and also really fun, you can do it in an office and put everyone's names on them. a big assortment to choose from and an amazing price on these. normally depepding on the item you choose, $25 to $35, but everything today is slashed in half, 12.50 to 17.50. >> eat, sleep, doodle. >> really fun. >> i sawawhis and immediately y said that must be "the hungry caterpillar." kate's favorite book. >> so, eric carle designed this collection for quilted koala based on the incredibly popular children's book that he illustrated and wrote, and so there's a big assortment. it's not just these pieces but a couple more. what i love about this, it's great for mom and baby. so if you want to put the little kid stuff in a backpack. look at this teeny tote right here. >> that is sweetet look at this teeny tote >> >> adorable. diaper bag, whatever it is you nt, big, fun assortment to choose from quilted koala. normally they range from $30 to $125, today 70% off. $9 to $37.50. >> not just this bag, other styles. >> more too. >> well done.
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time to eat. >> barbara corcoran, one of her best "shark tank" investment is this company called scratch and grain for the people who like to o ke but don't ally know how to bake. >> don't do a very good job. >> the cooking from scratch and so everything comes in the box and it's all color coordinated. all of the steps and so it's like so super simple. >> literally each ingredient is individually packed so you don't have to measure. it is foolproof. >> foolproof. this particular set you get six of their brand-new p pducts, so you get two -- three and three. so you're getting all six boxes just like this so it's a ton, a lot more than what you see here, it's a lot to bake with whether it's for yourself, for a company, gifif, whatever it is you like to do wititthese kind of things. normally all six pieces, $56, today only slashed in half, 28 bucks for the set. >> and if barbara corcoran endorsed it, you know it's'sot to be good. >> barbara knono her food.
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>> from snacking to playing. >> so, this is really fun, so in this digital age there is still something quite beautiful about having a book of your kid's artwork, so this particular kit from crayola comes with all of the pieces, all of the pages that you need inside, so the kids can choose either a comic book or a storybook, whatever it is, their choice, they color in all the pages, do sort of all their stuff. >> then do they write the story? >> the kids do the story, the kids do everything, and then you send it in the prepaid envelope that's enclosed and you get back in the mail ththhard cover book so it's a really, rerely -- >> that's a great gift idea. i love this. >> normally $30, these are slashed in half, $15 and free shipping. >> wow. >> nice, nice gift. >> last but certainly not least. we have some very special guests to model our final product. >> come on over here. so we've got my jake and your will. >> well, let me just clarify. that's your son. will is not mymyon. he's m mproducer. >> that is okaka he's still your will. he's still your will.
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been worn by beyonce, richard branson, our own michael strahan, right, and jake and will, so this is like the premium onesie. they both give it the thumbs up. will would not do this if he -- >> if he doesn't like it. what does it normally cost? >> kids and adult sizes, big assortment. normally starting at $85, these are all slashed in half starting at $42.50 and free shipping from onepiece. >> great g gt ideas for the family, friends and, will, thank you for that slightly didiurbing demonstration. we want to thank all the companies for the great deals. head to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to get the codes and the linknkfor these bargains.. enough. and coming up, two of the star of "the hunger games" dishing about one of the hottest movies of the year.
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we'll be right back. all good things must come to an end including "the hunger
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games" movie franchise. >> the final installment opened in the top spot at the box office last weekend taking in more than $100 million, and abc's rachel smith caught up with two of its stars. >> every peacekeeper is going to be waiting. >> next to our faces on every billboard. >> r%porter: ask natalie dormer otherwise known as cressida and sam claflin aka the hunky finnk what it's like to wrap up the final chapter of "the hunger games" movie sagas and they'll tell you it's hard to say good-bye. >> welcome to the 76th hunger games. >> what has this been like? >> it's been phenomenal to be part of this incredible ensemble and this amazing story. >> it's a real dream as an actor to kind of be a part of something like that. >> i can only imagine. >> so, yeah, it's a s sme to sort of see it all come to an end. i'm not ready to see it go. >> among the more memorable moments of filming, say the duo, the grueling shoots. >> it was very emotionally and physically challenenng. >> i think mentally we had to be quite strong in n e sense that it was a really tough few weeks.
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>> yes. >> the sewers were very dark. they were very claustrophobic. >> real deal. >> cold but hot when they tried to put the water -- heating and the wateteand got to the point whererwe were just going a little insane. >> reporter: dormer is no stranger to pushing herself to the physical limits. the actress can an experienced runner even managing to fit arduous t tining into her shooting schedule. you were training for a marathon. >> yeah, i was training for the london marathon over the winter months we were shooting. >> you completed the marathon in less than four hours. >> yeah. >> high-five. >> girlfriend. >> thank you.. here at "g"g" we like to have a little bit of fun and throw a little game into the mix of things, so today it's would you rather, so vacation in the mountains or at the beach? >> i'm a beachgoer. >> probably the beach. >> beer or champagne? >> champagne. >> yeah. >> oh! great decision. window seat or aisle seat? >> aisle.
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>> window -- i don't mind. window, i'll say w wdow. >> i like the -- i need to be able -- >> to escape. >> escape. >> time travel forward, so future or past? >> back. >> oh, i don't know. i'd say future. >> future. you didn't realize this game would be so tough. >> i'd say future. >> thank you very much for your time today. >> and thank you, rachel. "the hunger games: mockingjay part 2" is in theaters right now. do you want to go see itt together? >> really? was that an offer? >> n here's a penny just for you. that's no pepey. that's a galaxy s 6
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"good morning america" is brought to you by kohl's. >> welcome back to "gma" on this thanksgiving morning. this is, of course, the season of giving, and our parent company disney abc television group is teaming up with feeding america to provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables to children and families in need. take a look. >> see this box, this box has the power to change lives. >> this holiday season join us in feeding america to help provide food to those who need it most. >> a single kindness can change everything. let's make hunger extinct. find out how you can help at abc.com/beinspired. donated $1.5 million to feeding america. >> that is great. >> absolutely. another great way to give, everybody deserves a aecond chance, right? well, we say that includes toys. actually sasha lipton is the organization that's called second chance toys rescuing needy kids. i love this idea. >> yeah.
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>> you were 15. >> yep. >> i love that. that's suca beautiful thing and so far how many toys have you rescued and repurposed? >> so far we've donated over 200,000 toys. >> wow. >> and what was in you as a 15-year-old, what ran through your mind that you felt like it was a good idea? >> i was driving around on a big garbage collection and noticed how many plastic toys ararbeing thrown away on the curb and i started collecting them to clean and donate. so many children who don't have any toys and there are so many chililen that are outgrowiwi their toys s sfeels like a match. >> we have young children and they go through toys quickly. what do we do if you want to donate? >> visit our website, you could also hold your own collection if you have enough toys and all the information can be found on our site. >> tell everybody the name. second chance toys, correct. >> second chance toys. >> we have kids from kidville
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that will help us donate because this year you have a major goal, ght, sasha, 300,000 toys. >> we have demand for 300,000 toys this year. >> a lot of demand. i'm sure you can probably go through some of yours. >> i certainly can. i even have one from kate. we want to say thank you so much. and we want to say to you happy thanksgiving, everybody. sara haines, tom, go, enjoy your families. have a beautiful day. >> yes.a former galena, illinois, police officer faces a felony charge for allegedly abusing his power as an officer.r.this week, prosecutors charged donald barklow with official misconduct. according to court documents, the charge
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the galena pooice departmentt proseseutors say barkrkow used police resources to do a background check on his ex-girlfriend's new fiance to access his personal information. barklow is not in custody now but is scheduled to appearrin court on ddcember 8th. a dubuque man charged with stabbing and killing his girlfriend wants his trial moved out of dubuque county. an attorney for 27-year- old eddie hicks says media coverage will make finding a fair jury difficult. the dubuque county attorney's office is fighting the motion. hicks pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the incident on june 17th. prosecutors say he stabbed 21-year-old kahdyesha lemon mme than 20 times at her home on arlington street. and now here's your first alert forecast. a few spotting shower will persist through the early morning hours, rain wwll bebeme more likely as we enter into late morning. it will be a soggy thanksgiving as the rain continues through the afternoon and evening. for most of the day our temperatures will remain above eezing
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as we entnt the evening h hurs a few of us may watch the rain turn into a wintry mix. a few showers will linger into the morning hours tomorrow making for a damp black friday, otherwise start to dry out and temperatures will sit in the mid to upper 30s. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news
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