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>> good morning, america. breaking a silence. >> the only emotion i felt was fear, and survival and training. officer darren wilson for the first time, telling us what he said happened the day he shot 18-year-old michael brown, plunging the city into chaos. this morning, his message to his parents and the american public. you are positive you would have that exact same reaction if he were white? the abc news exclusive. breaking right now, a holiday storm warning. a massive nor'easter hitting the east coast on the busiest travel day of the year. hundreds of flights canceled. we tell you what you need to know before you hit the road. black friday banned, one supershoper black-listed at one retailer for saving too much
money. a thousand dollar dresser for 79 bucks? this morning, he's revealing the secrets that could put money back in your pocket. ♪ it's not unusual carlton is the king of the ballroom. alfonso pulling out all the stops with his champion partner, witney. overnight, all the finalists flying cross-country to tango into times square. "gma's" "dancing with the stars" after party starts right now. >> good morning, america. >> here we come, new york. and we do say good morning, america. the day before thanksgiving. good to have george stephanopoulos back with us from st. louis. and your interview with officer wilson getting headlines all across country. >> we had to do it from a secret location. because he's still in some fear. but he really wanted to get his story out.
spend more than an hour with him. answered every question, no restrictions at all. >> we'll get to that in a moment. but it is the busiest travel day of the year. and a huge storm coming up the east coast, making driving and flying a little tricky today. hundreds of flights already cancelled. ginger will bring us up to speed in a moment. right. but we are going to begin with ferguson. more violence overnight. dozens arrested as the protests got out of control overnight again. and another police car set on fire. i sat down with the man in the middle of it all. officer darren wilson telling his side of the story for the first time. >> i used my door to push him back and yell at him. to get back. again he pushes the door shut and he just stares at me. and i look back, punches start flying. >> he threw the first punch? >> yes. he threw the first one and hit me in the left side of my face. i just know there's a barrage of swinging, and grabbing and pulling for about ten seconds. at some point, he was actually in the car physically. he had ducked his head and come into the vehicle with me. >> where is your gun at that point? >> i keep it on my right hip.
i take it out, and i point it at him. i said get back or i'm going to shoot you. and his response, immediately, he grabbed the top of my gun, and when he grabbed it, he said, you're too much of a [ bleep ] to shoot me. and while he's doing that, i could feel his hand trying to come over my hand and get inside the trigger guard and try and shoot me with my own gun. >> reporter: wilson got off two shots in the car before brown started to run. >> after i fired that shot, i look over -- >> it went off that time? >> it went off that time. >> he started to run. okay, i missed, the round didn't hit him. i go to exit my car. then i go to exit my car. when i got out, i use my walkie, shots fired, send more cars. and i chased after michael brown. >> you describe michael brown at that moment in the car as a demon. do you know where that word came from? what were you seeing at that moment? >> it was just such a high level of intensity and aggression and anger that it was almost unfathomable to see it. how is this happening.
it was shock. >> and you're positive that you'd have that exact same reaction if he were white? >> yes. >> some of the witnesses have said they thought you were out of control. that somehow you had snapped. >> uh-huh. that would be incorrect. there was never -- the only emotion i ever felt was fear, and then it was survival and training. >> we know from the autopsy reports that no shots went into michael brown from the back. did you fire any shots when he was running away. >> no. >> you only fired to his front? >> correct. >> as you know some of the eyewitnesss said at the moment he turned around he turned around and put his hands up. >> that would be uncorrect -- incorrect. >> no way. >> no way. >> some witnesses have also said they saw you stand over him and shoot him in the top of his head. >> that would be incorrect. that would be incorrect. >> and he's down now? >> yes. >> you know he's dead? >> yes. they tell you afterwards, there are times you won't remember
where it's fast, metimes where it's slow. that was the time it was slow motion for me. and i saw the face he had go blank. everything was just blank and i knew immediately that he had passed. >> what did you think? >> need help. i got back on the radio and i said, send a supervisor and every car we have. >> you never shot your gun before, and now a man is dead. >> uh-huh. >> does that put you in shock? what is going through your mind at that point? what are you feeling at that point? >> shock would be a good way to describe it. there is not a cop out there that say, i'm going to use my gun today. no one wants to. no one ever wants to do that. it happened in a minute. >> the brown family came out with a statement where they said, we are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequences of his actions. what do you think when you hear that? >> i think those are grieving parents mourning the loss of their son. >> they're saying that you have to face the consequences of your actions.
>> uh-huh. >> do you think there's anything you can say to them that can change their minds or hearts? >> i don't think there's anything i can say. but, again, i'm sorry that their son lost his life. it wasn't the intention of that day. it's what occurred that day. and there's no -- nothing you can say that's going to make a parent feel better. >> do you feel any remorse? >> everyone feels remorse when a life's lost. like i told you before, i never wanted to take anybody's life. you know, that's not the good part of the job. that's the bad part of the job. so, yes, there is remorse. >> george, as you know, a lot of reaction to the interview. and people not only listening closely to what he said, but he said it. and many people are questioning his demeanor. >> yeah. you know, he's very straight forward, very clinical in describing what happened. he has been telling the same story since he first went back to the police station that afternoon. but you're right. not a lot of emotion bubbling up
there. he sees himself as a police officer doing his duty that day. and he's not going to give much more than those facts. >> and in fact he told you he felt he was doing his job. >> because of that, he says he has a clean conscious. >> so, you have more of the interview coming up? >> yes, we have more coming up in the next half hour. talking about what his life is like for him right now and what's next for him. that's coming up in a little bit. and we will post the whole interview, every question and answer on our website later this morning. >> all right. it was a relatively calm night in ferguson after monday night's protest and looting, and national guard's presence felt on the streets last night. and alex perez is on the ground in ferguson. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there are scenes of damage like this all across ferguson this morning. take a look at this here. an entire row of cars completely burned. now, overnight, about 2200 national guardsman began controlling the streets of ferguson and what a stark difference from what we saw here
monday night. there were still protests outside the ferguson police station, but the crowds are smaller and less violent. about 45 people were arrested overnight. now, across the country, from coast-to-coast. there were a number of people in protest. people standing in solidarity with the brown family. in minneapolis one woman had to be streeted for minor injuries after a crowd plowed through a group of protesters there. now, missouri governor p says the national guard will remain in place as long as necessary. robin, george? we're going to move on to another big story of the morning now. this thanksgiving weather. big storm moving up the east coast. snow in the midwest. starting to turn the biggest traveling day of the year into a nightmare for millions of americans on the move. ginger is tracking it all. >> and as advertised, starting as rain, and heavy rain for a lot of people, up through florida, south and north carolina. washington, d.c. to philadelphia. the roads are wet. we have pictures, seen video all morning. this is going to be a problem
for you. even if it doesn't change to snow until later in the afternoon. you're going to see those heavy rains change over. watch this. just north and west, away from the coast, all changes over right there at noon. the pink line is sleet. a little mix. the heaviest snow totals are going to come right here, just west of the pink line. anywhere from albany through interior new england. and then i think it wraps around and late tonight it all starts to move off. but we all will see some flakes, even though you will not see a ton of accumulation right there. but thanksgiving itself, a lot dryer. so, how much snow and where? you have to move just away from the coast and see the totals go up to 4 to 8 inches anywhere in the pink. through the mountains of virginia, through pennsylvania into parts of new york and eventually maine. that's a look at the snow for now. i will have your full holiday forecast, west to east. there are other places worried about this this morning, including the midwest. robin? >> everybody in it. all right, ginger. but more than 40 million americans will be driving this
holiday weekend, we have been saying. rob marciano is out on the roads in new york city this morning for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's a dicey travel day as ginger mentioned. rain coming down here in new york city on the west side highway. take a look out the front windshield. there's going to be some hydroplaning in spots. if you travel i-95, probably the busiest interstate corridor from d.c. to boston. it will all be wet today. not going to stick there. but a lot of traffic for sure. go further north up the interstate throughway, i-91, hit snow. and i-90 from boston to buffalo, that's going to be snow covered and a bit treacherous. turns out, not only today is a busy travel day, but tomorrow, 90% of americans that travel on thanksgiving, will travel by car. so keep your distance, keep your patience, and keep yourself and your kids in the back seat cool. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> thank you for keeping your eyes on the road, rob. hundreds of flights scansled because of the weather.
thousands of delays expected across the country. this map shows flights in the air early in the day. david kerley is in atlanta at the nation's busiest airport. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the delta tower. and they are heading out there later today. the good news so far, the folks in the tower have not had to add any cancellations. there are going to be some delays in the washington area and further north. and they are keeping a very close eye on that storm. this morning some passengers are already home, refusing to chance the weather. >> i heard the weather, i just changed my flight. >> reporter: airlines waiving ticket change fees, hoping to move as many passengers as possible before the storm. and it was a smart move. before the day even started, 200 flights had already been canceled. >> i had about three hours to scramble and get here. so, it's been it fun. >> reporter: fun is not what the thousands of airline workers are expecting today. 32-32 -- >> reporter: here in delta's
atlanta tower, they make sure aircraft are ready to go. they know that northeast storm will reach down here on one of the busiest travel days of the year. >> it all comes together with the training and -- that we have. that's where it's a test of our mettle. >> reporter: it's not just the weather, it's a challenge to get your bag home with you. here in atlanta, delta has 40 miles of conveyor belts 6789 this morning they'll handle an 15% increase in bags, an extra 10,000 bags. and it will be an extra 20,000 bags on sunday, the busiest travel day of the year for delta. there is a little bit of good news. and that is they're expecting a little less snow up in the northeast. that could mean fewer cancellations. at least that's the hope. everybody here is hoping to get everybody home for thanksgiving. >> so is everyone in our family. thank you. now to amy with the other top stories. good morning, everyone. we begin with new details about a daring raid by u.s. special forces in the pre dawn hours tuesday. they stormed a cave in eastern yemen, to rescue eight hostages
held by al qaeda militants. a shootout ensued but the hostages were evacuated by a nearby helicopter. and yemen has allowed militant groups to gain ground in recent months. two men from minneapolis are charged with trying to join isis fighters in syria. one was stopped trying to board a flight to turkey. the other made it to syria. about a dozen somali americans from minnesota have flown to the middle east to join isis. back here at home, the university of virginia is hiring an outside law firm to investigate the school's response to disturbing sexual assault allegations at a fraternity. school officials tuesday adopted a zero tolerance policy towards sexual assault, though they admitted it is too early to say how that policy will be implemented. in oklahoma, a suspect fleeing police took a wrong turn. he ended up driving down this dead-end road. he backs up and decides to floor it, hoping to crash, whoa, through the fence at the end of the street. watch, it did not work for him. the fence stops him.
it becomes a trap of sorts. seconds later, puts his hands up, appearing to surrender. but then, tries to fake out the police and takes off on foot, not knowing he's running towards a national guard facility where two guardsman helped police tackle him. no one was injured perhaps except for his pride. a dramatic jewelry heist in paris. cell phone video catching the scene in a cartier boutique in a busy shopping district. these thieves then fled police in a chase across the river, then tried to hide in a beauty salon where they took a hostage at gunpoint. the gunman a eventually surrendered and the jewels were recovered. a terrifying experience for a woman in australia. the ground suddenly gave way and she was swallowed by a nine-foot sinkhole. she was forced to tread water up to her waist for 20 minutes before rescuers were able to arrive and pulled her out. and an extraordinary
discovery in a small library in france. this is an original book of shakespeare's play. it is nearly 400 years old. the book was discovered by chance. its title page had been torn off. experts say it could sell for more than $7 million. yes. that's correct. and some say it could go even higher. but it's priceless, and the sky's the limit on that. and finally, if you're flying today, no matter how long the delay is, here's something to consider. things could be worse. case in point, this flight in russia where passengers were told to get out of the plane and push because the plane's wheels were so frozen, they were actually stuck to the runway. the temperature? 58 degrees below zero. apparently not unusual for this time of year in siberia. hopefully things won't get that bad today in the northeast. don't think they will, guys. just take that with you as you're heading to the airport. >> not sure i'm getting on the plane after i have to push it. >> do you get a discount on your
ticket? >> consolation for that -- >> at least a drink? >> don't charge for the meal. >> exactly. thank you very much. now i want to tell you guys about a shopper well, he got a little too good for saving money. he was banned by kohl's for price matching. which is when the store gives you the same price as a rival. but the question is, can a store really shut you out? rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: israel is such a super saver -- >> i've exceeded $25,000 in savings. >> reporter: retailers banned him for cutting into their profits. >> she said i'm no longer welcome to shop kohl's online. >> reporter: and his strategy is something many retails actually encourage -- price matching. that is when a store matches a competitor's lower price on any given item. >> it's smart shopping. >> reporter: but he says the real key to savings is finding retailers who allow coupons on top of the price match. it's not just best buy, home depot and walmart that price match. even if they're small, it never
hurts to ask, and i've had success doing that in the past. >> reporter: but they are not limitless. something israel earned just last week when he used price matching and discounts to get this $1100 dresser at kohl's down to $79. he said it was such a good deal, he ordered six, but three never arrived. >> she told me the reason my orders were being canceled was because i was price matching too much and they were losing money on the items. >> reporter: kohl's telling abc news it prefers not to address individual customer circumstances. but it does say on its website that it reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased per person. >> there aren't many limitations to price matching, except that the retailer can reserve the right to decline your purchases. >> reporter: but no fear. even with the fine print, there are plenty of big savings to go around. for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and it all begins today. or, no, well, black friday.
but it's on, people. it's on. >> we already see that. thank you. let's go back to ginger. some better travel weather? it doesn't look like it, though. >> this is florida. and this morning, still, a flood watch. they saw 1 to 4 inches. if you were driving anywhere near central florida, you know what i'm talking about, it was not a pretty sight. it will get better. that's the good news. right into the forecast, florida alone drying out and cooling down significantly. these are high temperatures for today, by the evening, at least. down into the 60s, 62, tampa, 62, jacksonville. 66 ft. meyers. but it will be dryer, so that's good for travel. and look at the winter weather advisories. i warned you. there's another region looking for snow happening in some places and in parts of southern minnesota, could see 5, 6, plus inches of snow. you see it right there in the pink there. and some of the local areas could see up to even 12 but very small area. lake effect snow, also a warning in the u.p. of michigan and northern wisconsin. that's a look at west to east for your holiday travel days.
good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. you can see we are off to a murky start to a "spare the air" day with warm temperatures tomorrow and cooler and dry tomorrow but friday evening, the rain is coming. the soaking storms are here saturday through tuesday. upper 60 to low 70's for most of
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also, robin. we have a headline for parents this morning. a new study revealing the importance of preschool. how long kids should really spend in class every day. >> good information. we'll start with an abc exclusive with darren wilson. tell us what it's been like since august 9th to essentially be living in hiding? >> it's actually kind of hard to describe. i could use the word stressful, but that's an understatement. it's -- you're always looking. you're always wondering if someone recognized you, if someone is following you. just every possibility you can think of. >> were you out doing normal things, going to the store, taking walks in the neighborhood. >> at times. sometimes i had to. normally i tried to avoid it. >> you grew a beard. >> i did have a beard for a while. >> did that help? >> i think so.
it was uncomfortable, but i think it helped. just take precautions. everything you do, everywhere you go. from where you sit in a restaurant to where you can drive. everything has to go through your head, make sure no one's following you. everything. >> what's the most important thing you want the american people to know about you right now? >> we're just simple, every day, normal people. there's really nothing special or anything about us. we're just normal people. >> and when you see the parents, when you see the anger, do you think that there's something more that all police can do in your situation? >> what do you mean by that? >> what -- what do you think is at the heart of this anger that just seems to be seething throughout ferguson. seems like there's a lot of anger beneath the surface. >> i think there's a communication breakdown. communication has to be re-established. >> between? >> everybody.
all parties involved. >> but you feel that you had that in your day-to-day work on the force. >> i enjoyed working in ferguson. >> past tense, not going to happen again? >> do you think it's possible? do you think they would accept me? do you think it would be safe for me? those are questions not only for me, but for all of the other officers. the attention brought to me going to hurt one of them? put them in the situation? >> you're going to resign the force? >> no decisions have been made, but these are ideas and thoughts we are contemplating. >> what do you want going forward? >> just live a normal life. >> is that possible? >> it will be different. it will be a new normal. but we'll find it somehow. >> any away you can turn what you experienced, what you were a part of, into something good. >> i'd love to teach people. give people more insight on uses of force. anything i can, anything that i can get out of this career i've had thus far. and of the incident. i would love to give someone else. >> anything else you wanted to
do? >> not really. that was the job of my life. loved it. i pictured being there on -- my only goal was to be promoted as sergeant. that's all i ever wanted. i wanted to stay on the road and retire as sergeant. that's all i never wanted. >> you love being a police officer? >> i love it. >> you got married. >> we did. >> and you're about to have a baby as well. >> yes. i'm really just a simple guy. that's all i am. he got married just a few weeks ago. went to the courthouse. sometimes went to restaurants and hung out. had to be careful. grew a beard for a while. >> michael brown's family has responded. >> they've responded to the news. they're not happy. the mother said they believe what the officer is saying adds insult to injury. they still don't accept his story. there's still a lot of anger out there. >> a lot of anger on both sides. some people who agree with what the officer has said.
there are many people, of course, who said he should have been brought into a trial and brought up to charges and let a jury, not a grand jury, but a jury decide. but one thing that the police chief there in ferguson said just recently again, reaffirming that violent death, regardless of the circumstances is so tragic. >> always a tragedy. no question about that. >> we're going to have the entire interview on the website on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. and now, another check of the weather. ginger's heading out west this time. >> yes. not enough to have trouble spots from the midwest to the northeast. but seattle, under flood watch. it's been a conga line of storms. you can see in the olympics and the cascades, there's been 1 to 5 inches already just over the last week and now, so much more coming. how much can you expect in the yellow? this goes 4 to 6 inches through friday. much more rain. the good news is it does touch
on northern california. some of those spots could see 6 plus inches. then it just rushes down the mountains and flooding a potential there, too. pleasant weather. it is nice somewhere. right in midland, texas, 62, good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco on this wednesday "spare the air" day with no burning of wood. it will be warm. high clouds and sunshine this afternoon. mid-60's to 70 at coast. mid-70's for the r rest of us. again tomorrow, rain and cooler weeks ago, >> all that weather brought to you by >> all that weather brought to you by jcpenny. l.a. in the 80s today, but the fire danger. hold on, fire danger. so it's not all -- okay. >> take a look at this. if you're about to hit the road or head to the airport on the busiest travel day of the year, what you need to know before you pack up. and our alarming report on home security systems. why you might not be as safe as you think. "gma" on the lookout. you think. "gma" on the lookout.
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back now at 7:40 with "gma" on the lookout. and this morning, talking about home security systems. millions of use them to keep our families safe. but it may be possible to breach that system. and paula faris is here with the story. good morning. >> reporter: lara, a little disconcerting, it is your sense of security and peace of mind. your home alarm system. but we're finding alarming vulnerabilities in some of the biggest systems, and it doesn't take long.
in fact, just a matter of seconds. alarm systems, designed to protect you and make you feel safe. an estimated 38 million americans turn to these systems to help secure their homes and businesses. but are you really as safe as you think you are? >> i just hit go. >> reporter: logan, a cyber researcher, says he's found some alarming weaknesses in some home security systems. all it takes is the right tools and know how. >> every system i have tested, which has been from four different manufacturers, they've all been vulnerable in the exact same way. >> reporter: tennesseans ryan and bonnie allowing "gma" on the lookout to visit their house and for logan to test the alarm system, provided by adt, one of the leading home security companies. you want peace of mind, go to sleep knowing you're safe. >> absolutely. >> reporter: to disrupt the
system, he uses a laptop equipped with special software, an antenna, and this device that detects radio frequencies from wireless alarm systems. logan shows three ways he is able to interfere with the system. first, he sends a false alarm, causing the homeowner to receive a signal on their key pad that a closed door is open. >> it will keep doing that until i hit stop. >> reporter: homeowners may think they need to open and close the door to reset the system, potentially leaving them open to an intruder. >> that was way too easy. his second demonstration is even more startling. he disarms the system. >> all i have to do here is hit play. creates interference with the door sensor. >> reporter: you said it's disarmed, right? >> should be. >> reporter: i don't hear an alarm. for the final demonstration, when it's activated and other movement, like when a door opens
and closes. you're basically learning the family's patterns. >> exactly. >> reporter: and learning the best time to strike. >> yes. >> reporter: if you're a perpetrator. after restoring the homeowner's system, logan says the best way to stay safe -- >> be aware this is possible. they should call their provider and ask them, hey, is my system vulnerable to these source of attacks? >> reporter: adt says they are committed to providing our customers with continual security and technology advancements and it works regularly with our suppliers to enhance the security of our products. they invited anyone with concerns to contact them. while there is no record of the attacks, logan still warns. >> it may not be a huge concern today, but it will be in the future. >> reporter: for ryan and bonnie, the experiment is mind-boggling. >> no idea. >> blew my mind. >> reporter: so what can you do? call your security company and ask them what their solution is. pressure them in staying ahead of this. our expert told us because of
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they better get this man into employee orientation before he gives away all of the company's secrets in 140 characters. you're on twitter, and you write something meant for only one set of eyes, ahit tweet, and epic fail. >> i'm announcing my resignation from congress. >> reporter: the reigning king, anthony weiner, the married former congressmen who tweeted a nude photo of himself to 43,000 followers. but now there's a knew terrible tweeter. and he, of all people, should know better. it's the chief financial officer, anthony noto, tweeting a direct message about acquiring another company to his 8,000 followers. i still think we should buy them, i have a plan. it's unclear who he was trying to send a message to, that would be big news for a publicly-traded company. but now, that tweet is being called the first ever mergers
and acquisitions direct message fail. >> winning! >> reporter: remember charlie sheen lost out on technology? instead of sending his cell phone number to his bro, justin beiber, tweeting it out to his then 5.5 million followers. or the american red cross tweeting about getting slizzard. this morning he's not commenting on his viral misfire. all right. to be fair, yes, the guy's a twitter executive. but he's been on twitter for five year, and he hasn't sent a lot of tweets. he's not adept at this. maybe we should cut him some slack. are there epic fails you want to tell us about? >> not that i want to share about you. >> ali tweeted out our address once. >> epic fail indeed. how about you? >> i once sent something out, and then i had to apologize to miley cyrus. let's just leave it at that.
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♪ they have arrived in times square. the four finalists to this season's "dancing with the stars." making their way from social square into times square. they have adoring fans waiting for them there. >> got the winter hats on. and some big smiles as well. everyone flew all night long to be here. let's take a look at a picture that alfonso posted from the plane. and what do they have in the plane? there they are at the twitter mirror having fun moments ago. >> so happy to see them. they're going to fill us in. and we're going to give you the chance to choose which dance moves our couples perform live. here are the choices, the elaborate moves of the sprinkler. do we have a -- there we go. or how about the robot?
your final choice, ready, guys? the running man. >> oh, here we go. >> i kind of like the running man. >> you go right now, america, vote for your choice at our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. and you will see them go for it. >> they make them look good. we all look like idiots doing that. >> they look good. >> looks like a legit dance move. >> you know who does a mean robot? >> don't go there. >> right there. >> i was going to talk about your running man, not about the robot. let's talk about amy's news. >> yes. all right. good morning, george. good morning, everyone. and we begin with a potential travel nightmare for millions of people who are trying to get home for thanksgiving. as ginger has been telling us, a nor'easter roaring up the east coast with major cities from washington to boston ins it crosshairs. expecting heavy rain and snow. more than 200 flights canceled. thousands will be delayed. and not much better if you're on
the road where we find abc's rob marciano this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the rain is really coming down on the west side highway. mostly wet today across i-95. probably the busiest interstate from d.c. to boston. there's going to be some hyd hydro-planing. slow it down just a little bit. but go north on i-91, the new york state freeway and get to i-90 from buffalo to boston, that's going to be snow-covered at times. that's going to be a little bit dicey. traffic today and tomorrow, i mean, thanksgiving, 90% of americans that travel on thanksgiving travel via car. no school tomorrow, by the way. everybody have a happy thanksgiving. amy, back to you. >> thanks so much. and we will have the complete holiday forecast in just a couple of minutes. in the meantime in ferguson, missouri, overnight, rioters trying to ignite a second night of mayhem rrp stopped in their tracks by a beefed up security force. they torched a squad car, but they quickly dispersed the crowd
with tear gas. there were triple the number of national guard troops compared to monday. they are protesting the grand jury decision in the michael brown case. and they protested in major cities from new york to boston and l.a. and oakland. many of them blocking the streets, setting fires, but the protests were, for the most part, peaceful. and no regrets from the police officer who shot michael brown. in an exclusive interview with george, darren wilson said brown grabbed for his gun and charged at him. wilson said he feared for his life and would not have done anything differently. >> some of the witnesses said they thought you were out of control. that somehow you had snapped. >> that would be incorrect. there was never -- the only emotion i ever felt was fear, and then it was survival and training. >> tell us a little bit more about what it's been like since august 9th to essentially be living in hiding. >> it's actually kind of hard to describe. i use the word stressful, but that's an understatement. i mean, it's -- you're always
looking. you're always wondering if someone recognized you, someone following you. just every possibility you can think of. >> you can watch all of george's interview on our website at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo. important news for parents trying to make decisions about day care. a new study finds full-day preschool prepares children better for elementary school than those half day program s. they improve attendance. most kids attend only part-time preschool, and half of children entering kindergarten are not ready for classroom instruction. overseas a close call caught on video at this intersection in china. watch this pedestrian, a truck collides with a car, barely misses him. the impact sending both vehicles careening in opposite directions, literally missing him by a matter of inches. and finally, this travel headache. how about gooey goodness to get through the travel weekend. this morning si thcinnabon, a fe
in airports. that smell. released an eye-opening estimate. estimating it will sell 8300 cinnamon buns every hour at airports, malls and travel plaz plazas now through sunday. that means that americans will pack on 7,300 million calories an hour. >> it's already thanksgiving. >> calories don't count during holidays, right? >> no. >> sure. >> nothing like it. >> the smell. gets you every time. >> icing makes everything better. >> there's something in there. >> lara's in the social square. yes, i am, george. and here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." first in "pop news," move over, barbie, find out the most popular girl's toy this holiday season. and thank you, robin roberts, bringing ining us "thank you, america." celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their community. and come back to me. we're going to see this. it is an epic "dancing with the stars" after party. the dancers are fired up.
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room, 19. 19 after parties we have done. and we can't wait for this one to talk to the finalists. but first, what's popping, lara. >> and we begin with poor barbie. she's going to need to let it go, everybody. for the first time in a decade, she's not the most popular girl's toy this holiday season. this year, it goes to the stars of disney's blockbuster movie, "frozen." one in five parents plan on buying something elsa and anna-related for their little girl this holiday season. the praised for the strong female leads. >> we first saw it last thanksgiving. and never seen it 27 times since then. >> every time my daughters put it on, i think, not again. but i get sucked into it because i love it so much. >> sorry, barbie. the royal residence has been selected for prince william and
prison kes kate in new york. staying at the swanky hotel, where princess diana stayed when she came to visit. in addition to the $100,000 a table charity at the museum of art, not guaranteed to meet them for the large sum. they will be taking in a brooklyn nets game during their stay. will they see a win. it's unclear considering they're playing king james and the cleveland cavaliers. >> i can't wait to see them courtside. >> kiss cam. >> jay z. and then finally, if you need some inspiration tomorrow to push back from the thanksgiving table and take a walk, we'd like you to think about this -- >> what is that? >> that is munchkin. it's a shih tzu in a teddy bear
suit. >> that's a real dog? >> that's a dog wearing a teddy bear constitu bear suit. i think it looks like an ewok. this one doesn't talk as many dogs do. he just works out. >> the treadmill. >> he does it daily. this doesn't count as taking your dog for a walk. get inspired and think of munchkin and happy thanksgiving. >> and tomorrow night, everyone can gather and watch a special you have been working on far long time. this is a labor of love. you titled it, robin your "thank you, america." >> we say good morning, america, and this is thank you, america. my mother taught me, can't put a limit on gratitude. thanking every day people for the things they're doing making a tremendous difference. >> you light up every time you talk about it. >> show you a clip of the neil
family, they have fostered 92 children. >> wow. >> stepping into the gap, as they said, to provide love when a child really needs it. they're in the process of adopting another child, their sixth child. they have two older chin. i went to st. cloud, minnesota, knocking on the door to the neil family. oh. hi. how are you? >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. oh my, i want to kiss you. >> hi, jessica, how are you? how are you? >> welcome to our house. >> you're probably wondering why we're here. >> yes. >> we wanted to say thank you. we wanted to say thank you. you inspire us, you're so selfless and you just think of others. and we are not the only ones who want to say thank you to the neil family. >> and i know i shared with you
guys, there is a very, very special guest who shows up at their door. and you'll see it tomorrow night. >> can't wait. >> and the reaction from the family. >> we know you spent time with an old friend of yours, one you featured on a feel good friday segment. >> the sanitation worker, they cashed in their 401k to help the homeless. around harvey. it was great. people come here to see us work, i went to go see him work. and to find out why he does what he does. >> here we go. >> all right. >> yeah. you know how many people see the homeless and step right over them? >> yes, ma'am. >> what was it about the situation and about you that said i'm not going to luook the other way? >> it was that one time when i saw the first kid on the street with their parents. it just did something to my heart. >> cashed in his 401k.
>> yes, he did. he and his wife did that. >> what a perfect thing to watch and think about on thanksgiving. and jimmy kimmel, helped you out. >> he helped out. there was a school teacher out in california we wanted to surprise. he was in the audience, thinking he was there for something else. i did a mock interview with jimmy, and we were like, come on down, mr. v. he's a drumline teacher. i just really feel it's the right time for this program. and on thanksgiving. and just reminding us all we all have something to be thankful for. i hope you'll have that third or fourth turkey sandwich and join us at 8:00/7:00 central on thanksgiving. >> that's great. let's go to ginger for a check of the weather. i came out here, where are you guys from? they're seriously every state has come here. and we are in new york city. it's raining. but that's going to change north
and west. look what we're seeing, parts of maryland, pennsylvania, and north carolina, in the mountains especially, the snow has started. that's going to creep farther and farther east and mix in with the rain at the coast. and then the wind. the wind advisory for boston. you stay rain, for the most part, gusting to some 30, 35 miles per hour. winter storm warnings mostly inland. some of the totals are 4 to 8 inches in pink. the highest away from the coast good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. you can see we are off to a murky start to a "spare the air" day with warm temperatures tomorrow and cooler and dry tomorrow but friday evening, the rain is coming. the soaking storms are here saturday through tuesday. upper 60 to low 70's for most of us high clouds tone.nt
i thought these signs were so funny. sadie and mark, you have some big fans here. and now you're ducks and turkeys. robin, george. ♪ >> got some big fans out there. this is our big after party. all eight finalists are here now to share with them -- you see the fans, you have touched them. once again, you have done this. you have touched america. you have made us feel good. and the fact you traveled all night long to be here. congratulations to you all. appreciate you making time to be here at the little old after party. can we start with you, alfonso? you have that mirror ball trophy right there. alfonso. you wanted to be on the program for ten years? >> yeah, right from the very beginning. i watched the first season when
john oh hurley did it, and loved it right from the beginning. thought it was great. every season i kept telling the producers, hey, i'd love to do the show, love to be on it. i know i said it the last seven years. >> you had to wait until witney was old enough. >> yeah. they had her then -- wait until she's at least 20. >> not only the youngest pro last night one against the three guys. >> i know, it's pretty intimidating. >> a lot of pressure. >> a lot of pressure. but i'm so grateful to be here. this is an amazing experience. alfonso's so great. and i just had so much fun, really. i didn't feel a lot of pressure. just enjoyed every second of it. it's awesome. >> looked like you were having fun. alfonso, so much support from your "fresh prince of bel-air" family. >> yes. >> and we have a special message. >> i love you so much.
you mean the world to me. and i'm so glad that everybody gets to see you shine. >> aw! alf? >> yes. >> we learn more and more about you. well, you -- >> i have a lot of nicknames. >> you had great fan support. sadie, your family was out there in force as well. and as the judges said, you're cinderella, no dance experience, 17 years old, didn't dance at the prom. >> no, we don't have a prom at our school. we have a banquet. we just eat dinner. we don't dance. a whole new experience. >> are you bringing dance back? >> hopefully i can bring dance back. >> and mark, tell us more about the super mario freestyle. that was out of this world. >> thank you, man. it's -- it's something i've wanted to do for a long time. and, you know, it's really hard to get nintendo to clear it. the first time in history.
and they thought that sadie and i were suitable for it. it was a huge honor to bring super mario to life. it's one of my favorite moments ever. >> you said it was something we have never seen before. you were right about that. >> try to do it every time. appreciate that. >> did you say you make up little songs or something to help you all remember the dance moves? >> oh, yeah. so i can never get on the right time. and so marc would make up a song, sing it in my head and do a step. and in the quick step, spray, spray, throw, tap, tap, turn and shake your butt. >> it worked. it worked. it really did work there. >> i'm probably going to pay for this, but the judges talked so much about the chemistry between you and val. >> you're going there? >> they're making me go there. that's how i have to earn my money today. >> was that a question?
>> only get half pay. the future. >> a great season. i think she has a lot to be proud of. i'm very proud of the things we accomplished this season. and i'm glad that i got a chance to -- to perform with this incredible individual. >> and you showed so much emotion. we saw the tears. >> i'm a sensitive soul. what can i say? it was an amazing experience from the beginning to the end. i wouldn't change anything about it. >> beautiful. >> bethany, you're going back to work on youtube. are you going to recruit derek to join you on youtube? >> i want to. get him into some youtube videos. >> i'll be there. i can make little nicks and knacks. >> diys. >> diys. nicks and knacks. >> but it was great to have --
your motivators, as you call them. out in force. so proud of you and supportive. >> they are amazing. they support me in everything i do. to see how excited they were about me being on the show was just incredible. and also a lot of them said that i inspired them to do things that scared them. because being on the show was a huge step for me. being on a live tv show, putting myself out there. and i went for it. >> it's not scary when you have that man beside you right there. once again, you brought the freestyle. and the fact that the fans wanted twant ed to see that again. the encore. >> also picking the right thing to do for your partner. she did the fierce amazing. did an amazing job. couldn't be more proud of her. this whole show and season was fresh, it felt new. it felt like a new show. it was a fantastic season. >> but it is such a really good feeling this year. >> i love you on "nashville." >> yeah. >> you on "nashville," how do you find time to do that and
good morning, i'm eric thomas. oakland businesses will have to clean up for a second day following more protests over the decision not to indict officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown in ferguson, missouri. demonstrators vandalized several businesses on telegraph avenue, looted stores and blocked traffic on two interstates. the protests spilled over into emeryville but didn't appear to cause much damage there. see how the day before thanksgiving traffic is going, leyla. >> there's a sig alert in santa rosa that hasn't cleared right at yolanda avenue. >> we're sorry about the audio problems. we'll be right back.
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rain in the north bay, 1 to 3 for the st of us. it's going to be breezy so some trees may topple this weekend. ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to be loved by anyone ♪ we can't forget this. this was the moment everybody was waiting for on "dancing with the stars" this season. alfonso and witney doing the iconic carlton. >> we loved that so much. and right here in times square with us right now. alfonso and witney. [ cheers and applause ] so what do you say we hear that music again. ♪ >> just makes you want to move, doesn't it, george. >> yeah. >> come on. ♪ it's not unusual to be loved by anyone ♪ ♪ it's not unusual to have fun with anyone ♪ [ cheering ] ♪ it's not unusual to see me
cry ♪ >> oh, yeah. ♪ it's not unusual to have -- [ cheering ] >> yeah! [ cheering ] ♪ by anyone ♪ it's not unusual ♪ no matter what you say >> there you go. [ cheers and applause ] >> something funny about that -- >> oh, my goodness. >> they learned it the way i learned michael jackson. they did me as a mirror. so they were actually doing it the opposite way. that's why i kept going wrong. i would do michael jackson
moves and i would do it with the wrong foot because i used the tv screen as the mirror. that's what they did. that's why i was so bad at the carlton. that's why i sucked. [ cheers and applause ] >> i know. >> the audience, great job. and stacey lawrence, flash mob america, thank you so much for teaching everybody. >> yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> this is what i love about "good morning america," just what you think you've seen it all. just when you think you have seen it all. i know your wife and daughter were there in the audience. they were cheering you on. and you're expect another little one. when i was in the commercial break, we have a little surprise for you to bring out. go ahead and give it right to alfonso. >> to me? >> yeah, open it up. >> wow. thank you. >> go ahead. just see what -- yeah, go ahead. >> oh. thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
baby needs a new shaker. >> the mirror ball. >> baby needs a mirror ball shaker. >> that's how we roll, that's how we do it. >> these guys were all working so hard. a little injury check. janel, your ribs? >> sore still, it's going to take a little while. but i'm good. i'm good. >> and mark, the toe we learned for the first time last night. >> i did it in the contemporary a few weeks ago. i broke it i think two times before. i just broke it again. it's fine. just pop it back in. >> it is like a contact sport. you guys work so hard. >> you were showing me all the braces. >> i have the leg brace on, the back brace on. yeah, so -- it was funny, when i hurt my back the first time, and i was like, oh, my god, i'm in pain. he came around the corner, yeah, i just broke my toe. okay, i'm a punk, it's cool. i'm going to set up. >> you win. to ask you, mark, this is from
one of our viewers. what is the one thing you and sadie will miss most about each other. and say it in each other's accents. >> how i miss her in her accent. well, i think i would miss about her is just how she keeps smile on my face when i'm most stressed about it. >> your turn. >> well, okay, i have to explain it first, mark changes from a normal accent to a british accent really fast. so he would be like what i'm going to miss most about you, mark, is just the love that you have for everybody. >> good job, good job. and sadie, we actually have a very special message for you from none other than luke bryant. take a look. >> hey, sadie, it's luke. congratulations on how far you have made it. you are amazing to watch. and i know your mama and your daddy and your family are proud.
and i'm very proud of you too. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> the support you all feel had to be so incredible to feel all that love coming right back at you. >> it was incredible. from my family, friends, all the fans. everybody. the support you have on the show, everybody can say it, just overwhelming. >> and you get it from your family, your big brother, max, showing up at the rehearsals and helping out, val? >> yeah. that happened. yeah, no, it was -- it was great. i mean, i'm very proud of everybody. i'm proud of being part of this incredible show. congratulations to alfonso and witney. i thought they are deserving torch carriers of the "dancing with the stars." and i feel very, you know, privileged to be part of this group. i think, you know, last night's show, like derek said, the greatest dance show on the planet.
and i'm excited for next season. i'm excited for a tour. i'm excited to keep performing with janel and these guys. it's been beautiful. >> we have a commitment you're going to be back next year? >> well, you know, i got to speak to my people first. >> oh, come on, val. >> got work it out. >> we hope to see you all back there. >> thank you. >> all the pros. we often say this. we give great credit to the celebrities. you're stepping out of your comfort zone, but the professional dancers, what you do -- >> every single season. >> every single season. >> yep. [ applause ] >> not to be taken lightly. >> can we also just give a shoutout to derek, how good are you on "nashville," dude? i just want to tell you. huge fan. >> thank you. thank you. >> are you guys ready to do some dancing? >> let's do it. >> all right. let's get some weather first. you guys are looking like you are having so much fun. but we can't leave all this
great crowd out here in the rain. what's your name? >> cooper. >> he's from kentucky, he said i don't care if it's raining, i love being here this morning. happy thanksgiving eve, cooper. let's check the forecast, but before we codo that, i wanted to get into the exciting morning we're having. sorry, forgot about this one, the "dancing with the stars" after party is still going on. you only have minutes left to vote on which dance moves you want the couples to do live. vote at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. and more excitement this spring. "dancing with the stars" celebrating its tenth anniversary. can you believe that? we want to be the first to wish them an amazing tenth. all right. let's go ahead and do that forecast. this is the nicest part of the day, all. yeah. it's raining along the east coast. the nor'easter changes to snow, north and west. and pockets in the midwest and good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco on this wednesday "spare the air" day
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we are counting down to thanksgiving. and what holiday feast would be complete without pie? so we got a nice as pie letter from a viewer in pennsylvania who takes and makes pies very personally and says she drew inspiration from all of us. >> cool. ♪ >> reporter: meet the amateur baker who says "gma" is the apple to her pie. >> "gma" is on the tv when i'm getting ready for the day.
typically i'm making breakfast. which is often some kind of dessert. and "gma" is always on in the background. >> reporter: so when kristen abbott wanted to pump up thanksgiving pies, she looked to us. i draw my inspiration for my recipes from the friends and family in my life. when i needed pie recipes and inspiration, i thought why not use the "gma" anchors as the inspiration. >> reporter: robin's pie an take on a robert's family favorite. george, a greek treat. lara, inspired by a cause near and dear to her heart. ginger is a salty and sweet combo she says she loves. and my pie, made with a special ingredient straight from my hometown. >> the anchors are so open with their audience. it was easy and fun to do. hey, "gma," i'm coming to the big apple. i hope you like pie. >> don't we ever. >> that would be affirmative. you are here this morning. we're all stuffing you are a
faces. go down one by one and reveal the amazing pies for all of us. start with robin. >> this is the robin roberts pie. so, robin, one of the things i love about you is your relationship with your family. this pie celebrates that, this is based on your mom's christmas punch, the ginger, lime and strawberries. >> it tastes just like it. it does. it does. it's so good. but it tastes just like my mama's -- >> that's beautiful. >> i'm glad you like it. >> i love it. i love it. >> thank you so much. i'm glad you enjoy it. the george stephanopoulos pie. this is based on your greek heritage. my sister married a greek man, so the greeks are now my people too. this is an adaptation of backlava, and the filling is the white house apple pie recipe that i adapted to salute your political -- your political -- >> she's hitting it all. pass it back down this way. >> that's amazing. >> lara, you love cupcakes, so this has cupcakes and frosting. and a lemon layer which salutes
your work with the robin hohoo lemonade stand. and the coconut from charleston. and ginger, you are a michigan girl, as am i. it has a layer of peanut butter fudge similar to what you'll find in macinaw island. and sweet and salty. and amy, warm, salted butterscotch. and incorporates corn flakes. again, michigan to highlight -- >> these are all wonderful. >> beautiful. >> thank you. >> so thoughtful. >> wow. >> appreciate it. and you included michael strahan. it's about his favorite dessert. brownies and chocolate chip cookies. to get these recipes, "good morning america" on yahoo. stay with us. >> so good. >> i'm glad you liked them. >> what is this? >> so good. >> that's amy's pie. >> really good. >> thank you so much.
♪ all right, now, the final dances. we start with bethany mota and derek hough doing the jive. ♪ ♪ i stay up too late ♪ got nothing in my brain ♪ that's what people say ♪ mm-mm ♪ that's what people say ♪ mm-mm ♪ i go on too many dates ♪ but i can't make 'em stay ♪ at least that's what people say ♪ ♪ mm-mm ♪ that's what people say ♪ mm-mm ♪ but i keep cruising can't stop won't stop moving ♪ ♪ it's like i got this music ♪ in my body and it's gonna be all right ♪
♪ 'cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play ♪ ♪ and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake ♪ ♪ shake it off ♪ shake it off ♪ heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break ♪ ♪ and the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake ♪ ♪ i'm just gonna shake ♪ shake it off, shake it off ♪ shake it off, shake it off ♪ shake it off, shake it off ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> you feel it. beautiful. wow. wow. we'll have what they're having. dancing the samba, janel and her partner, val. ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> come on. talk about high degree of difficulty. my goodness, that was amazing. we have another samba right now. sadie robertson and mark ballas. ♪ ♪ i'm gonna hunt you down ♪ and i'll hunt you down ♪ give it to me, give it to me ♪ i'll hunt you down ♪ i'm gonna hunt you down ♪ my love is coming through
♪ and baby your love is come through ♪ ♪ my love is coming for you ♪ cool enough but ain't got nothing ♪ ♪ this tree is like camouflage ♪ i'm a hunter ♪ well who loves what's going on ♪ ♪ don't you want enough ♪ what you doing when you're gone ♪ ♪ you say i'm gonna keep holding on ♪ ♪ what you mean i'm holding on ♪ never saw this before some say it's time to go ♪ ♪ love it coming for you ♪ our love is coming for you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> and now the mirror ball winners, alfonso and witney will dance the jive.
♪ ♪ ladies and gentlemen makes you feel all right ♪ ♪ you've got the beat to move your feet but i know that's what you like ♪ ♪ hotter than a temple one-two step ♪ ♪ but baby that is a shame ♪ i've got to get it moving got to keep it grooving because i'm up the chain ♪ ♪ hanky panky and turn around ♪ let me lay you down ♪ by the time i do this is what you'll say ♪ ♪ three, six, nine, straight wine ♪ ♪ the line broke the monkey got choked they all went to heaven in a literal boat ♪
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♪ "dancing with the stars live" will be coming to a town near you. many of the dancers that you see here are going to be coming to your town. look out for that. >> it starts on december 27th. don't miss it. all of you voted. which was it? the sprinkler, the robot or the running man? the running man, that's the winner. >> the running man. ♪
good morning, i'm eric thomas. what about the weather for the day before thanksgiving? mike? >> you may have noticed the extra haze out there because we have more pollution already this morning than 24 hours ago. spare the air day, no wood burning at all today. and look at the golden gate bridge. it looks pretty nice. as you look off in the distance you can see some haze. temperatures 5 to 10 degrees warmer than average today. that will put us in the upper 60s to low 70s. we'll do it again tomorrow, likely a spare the air day again and the rain and cler weather saturday through tuesday. mike, another sig alert for anyone heading to sfo, take this one down. this is an overturned vehicle that's blocking the connector ramp from southbound 101 to westbound 380.
so we do have lanes blocked there. use san bruno avenue instead. eric. thank you very much. time n announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, superstar recording artist taylor swift. and get ready for "live"'s "pumpkin pie palooza" on today's "superstar thanksgiving secrets revealed." all next on "live." now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪