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america this morning, folks. good morning, america. breaking overnight, decision in ferguson. >> no probable cause exists to file any charge against officer wilson. >> the streets erupting in anger. [ chanting ] >> all: this is what democracy looks like. >> gunfire, tear gas, police cars set on fire. a family's anguish. a plea for calm ignored. >> i join michael's parents in asking anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully. >> widespread chaos. buildings in ferguson burning through the night. >> you need to disperse immediately. you're unlawfully assembled. >> gunfire shuts down air traffic over st. louis. and thousands of others protest ing in cities from los angeles to washington, d.c. for the first time, we're seeing the secret evidence from the grand jury investigation.
what officer darren wilson and witnesses told them what happened right before he shot and killed 18-year-old michael brown. this morning, a city and a nation on edge. also developing right now, a massive nor'easter heading for the biggest cities on the east coast. tens of millions of people in its path right as they head home for thanksgiving. up to a foot of snow about to affect the busiest travel time of the year. and we do say good morning, america. as you know, a very tense night after the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. george is live in st. louis, missouri, this morning, where, thankfully, it seems like it's quiet right now, george. >> right now, it does appear calm, robin.
but last night, chaos. the reaction was swift, it was violent. shots were fired. protesters set fire to buildings, looted businesses throughout ferguson. national guard marched in, tear gas was used. and look at the police cars burning after the national guard comes in. >> and george, as you know, the decision resonated not just there in ferguson but all around the country. a number of protests. they were all passionate, but for the most part, they were peaceful from washington, d.c. l.a. protesters did shut down a highway there to here in new york out in front of our times square studio. but as we said all across the country, and the vast majority of them listened to what michael brown's family said, and no violence. >> and robin, look at the front page of "the st. louis post dispatch" this morning. so much anger and anguish here. the st. louis police chief said, the fabric of our community has been torn apart. you see this map, the worst violence was concentrated in the small area of ferguson. alex perez is there now. good morning, alex.
>> reporter: good morning, george. authorities say these were some of the worst protests they have seen since the ordeal began in august. i want to give you an idea of what many people are waking up to in ferguson here this morning. take a look at this here. this was a strip mall building. you can see the windows completely shattered here. over on the end there firefighters are still battling hot-spots. the building still smoldering from a fire. overnight, the streets of ferguson, missouri, descending into fiery chaos. a violent clash between police and protesters in the aftermath of the heated grand jury decision. clearing officer darren wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown. >> no probable cause exists to file any charge against officer wilson. [ sobbing ] >> reporter: brown's mother emotional in the streets after learning her son's killer would be a free man. soon after the announcement, reports of gunshots outside the ferguson police station, followed by widespread looting,
storefront windows smashed. and look what they did to the inside of this walgreens store. law enforcement hurling tear gas and smoke bombs, trying to disperse the crowds. >> i can't, i can't, i can't. let's go. >> reporter: from the white house, president obama calling for calm. >> hurting others or destroying property is not the answer. >> reporter: but his words going unheard on the streets of ferguson. >> cover your head. cover your head! >> reporter: protesters chucking rocks and bottles at police cruisers. >> stop throwing objects at the police immediately. >> reporter: and then setting them aflame. at least a dozen buildings turned to raging infernos. an entire parking lot in nearby dellwood, torched. fire crews racing to snuff out the flames. it's 2:10 in ferguson, authorities are working to get things under control. behind me, that's a strip mall building completely engulfed in flames.
one of many structures set on fire by protesters overnight. resulting in nearly 30 arrests and nearly a dozen people treated at hospitals. overnight, the national guard marching in. >> i don't have a lot of hesitation in telling you i didn't see a lot of peaceful protests out there tonight. >> reporter: and many of these firefighters and response crews working through the night. authorities say they heard at least 150 gunshots last night. but none of those gunshots came from police officers. now, at the st. louis airport they are expecting some delays today and cancellations because of the no-fly zone that was in order here. and, of course, the big issue here today will be assessing the damage as the day moves on. george? >> okay, alex, thanks very much. i'm joined by brittany packnet, a member of the ferguson commission teach for america leader here in st. louis. you were in the middle of the protests, what did you see? >> saw a lot of things. i think mostly i saw a community in profound grief.
utter anguish. a lot of people don't think justice was served or that we even have a chance for justice. i was certainly tear-gassed and caught in the middle of that unfortunately. i was there to stand with the community, for 109 days who has been demanding justice not just for mike brown but for all our children. >> you say that justice was not served. you heard from the st. louis county prosecutor putting out all the evidence there. saying there was no probable cause. what do you think he missed? >> well, i'm not a legal expert. since mike brown has passed we have had two more police-involved shootings in st. louis. we have also seen an unarmed man in new york shot down. a 12-year-old with a b.b. gun shot down, tamir wright, by police. we need meaningful action moving forward. >> in the protests last night, who was there and who tried to take over? >> sure. i would say that a lot of the folks in the family we built in the protest community and across this community were there. unfortunately things turned. but, you know, dr. king told another news man that riots are the language of the unheard.
so what we really have to be asking ourselves is what are we not listening to in this community that has been hurting for so long? >> thank you so much. want to bring in steve osunsami right now. we heard the prosecutor last night release all the evidence. you and your team have being going through it. what did you find? >> a mountain of evidence. lots of testimony from the medical experts. for the prosecutor, this is now the process of trying to convince residents here that what happened here was truly justice. this is the first time we're seeing this photo of officer darren wilson immediately following the moments where he shot and killed 18-year-old michael brown. grand jurors studied these injuries from what police say was a beatdown. according to the medical report, wilson was treated for a facial injury and needed medication. in testimony unsealed this morning, we're also hearing officer wilson's version of events in his own words. how he says brown pushed into his police suv and tried to grab his gun. hands are up and he's coming at my vehicle. i was hit right here in the
side of the face with a fist. the only way i can describe it, i felt like a 5-year-old holding on to hulk hogan. wilson said brown looked like a demon. those were his words. and then his account on the deadly gunfire. i was yelling at him to stop and get on the ground. he kept running. he gets to about eight to ten feet away. he's still coming at me in the same way. i fired more shots. and he went down right there. the prosecutor, bob mccullough, says what really made the difference here were witnesses from the scene, heard hear in this cell phone video from the day brown was killed. >> he stood over him and pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. >> reporter: he says some of them changed their stories or made them up. >> some witnesses admitted they didn't actually see the shooting or only saw a part of the shooting. were only repeating what they had heard on the street. some adjusted the statements to fit the facts. others stood by original statements even though their statements were completely discredited by the physical evidence. >> reporter: grand jurors pored over tape, radio calls from the
day of the shooting. >> we need several more units, there's going to be a problem. >> reporter: the family of michael brown says it's real easy at this point to assassinate the character of the victim, because he is dead. they also question the integrity of the process, because they say the prosecutor administers the grand jury. and it's in the prosecutor's best interest to keep his cops, his police safe. >> thank you. to robin now speaking with the family's attorney. >> all right, george, thank you. joined now from ferguson by benjamin crump, the lead attorney for the brown family. thank you, mr. crump, for spending a little time with us this morning. we saw the reaction that michael brown's mother had after learning of the grand jury's decision. you were the one who delivered the news to her shortly before it became public. can you share any more details with us? >> yes, ma'am. we had just prayed, robin. and then we -- took the phone
call, attorney gray called me. and she really had faith that the system would work for her child. so she was just completely devastated. she was overwhelmed with emotion and heartbroken that the system did not work equally for her child. >> mr. crump, after the grand jury's decision, officer wilson's defense team said in part law enforcement personnel must frequently make split-second and difficult decisions. officer wilson followed his training and followed the law. what is your reaction to that statement? >> nobody is ever held accountable. we have to change the system. the souls of thousands of young african-americans cry out from the grave that we have to change this system. it is imperative that we have to make positive change here or this is going to continue to play out over and over again. >> when you say change the system, what exactly do you mean? >> robin, michael brown's parents really want his death to
be a catalyst for change to change this system. a system where the local prosecutor, who has a symbiotic relationship with the local police department and the local police officers who kill young people of color have to sit in judgment whether to indict them or not. well, they have no relationship and no regards for the young people of color that have been killed. and we often see the system exonerate these police officers over and over again. we continue to see our children being killed by the people who are supposed to protect and serve them. and there's no consequence when they are killed. >> despite their immense pain, many appreciated michael brown's family releasing a statement saying not to answer violence with violence. that that is not the answer here. and not in their son's name. there were many protests around the country. the majority of those protests were peaceful. but the same cannot be said in
ferguson, as you know. is there something additionally that the family would like to say to the protesters? >> his mother and father continually ask for peace. they want people not just to make noise, but to try to make a difference. they really want the michael brown law, this proposal for all police officers to have to wear video body cameras, in every city in america. and they say again, we have to be disciplined and dignified. we can't have a few bad apples destroy the message of michael brown's call for peace. >> i think that's something that we all can agree upon. mr. crump, thank you very much. and the best to michael brown's family. thank you, sir. >> thank you, robin. >> and thank you, robin. the grand jury here finished its work. no criminal charges filed against officer wilson. but there is still a federal investigation. a civil rights investigation. let's go to pierre thomas with more on that.
pierre? >> reporter: george, the focus and the pressure now turns to the justice department. it will be the final word on whether criminal charges are filed against officer wilson. and i can tell you, the threshold is very high. they have to determine whether officer wilson's decision to shoot brown was unreasonable under the circumstances. and they must find evidence officer wilson intentionally violated brown's civil rights, possibly because of race. it's a vigorous investigation. no guarantee how it will turn out. we're not expecting this investigation to be done for weeks. attorney general holder has taken a personal interest in the case and has even gone to ferguson. last night he issued a statement saying the evidence should not be prejudged and called brown's death a tragedy. george? >> there's a second investigation into the underlying conditions in the ferguson police department. >> reporter: yes, they're looking into whether the ferguson police department discriminates against minorities. there are questions about whether the police force is diverse enough, and bias in traffic stops. the justice department will work
with the police department to address these issues. if there's disagreement, they may seek a court order to force the department to change. >> more work to be done. pierre thomas, thanks very much. let's go back to robin. >> thank you, george. and the grand jury met for 25 days over three months, hearing more than 70 hours of testimony. dan abrams has been reading through the documents released overnight. he joins us now. many people are upset. some of the people who are upset, because it wasn't heard in front of a jury. a grand jury. explain the difference between a regular jury and the grand jury. >> the first thing is, they're not deciding guilt or innocence. just if there's enough case to go to trial. a grand jury is much more secretive, casual. only need 9 out of 12 to have the case move forward. evidence that wouldn't typically be admitted in a trial can be admitted in front of a grand jury. typically, you have a cup of detechives walk in, the prosecutor asks for a particular charge, and they get it.
this was more akin to a jury. meaning that they got all of the evidence in this particular case to evaluate. still no cross-examination of witnesses, et cetera, but more like a typical jury trial in the amount of evidence that these grand jurors got to evaluate. >> but not typical in that they're not polled. so you have no idea the count. >> that's right. so a lot of people want to know. we needed 9 out of 12. how many were there? 7 to 5? was it 5 to 7? we don't know. we'll likely never find out because the grand jury deliberation process is intended to be so secretive. >> you were watching the prosecutor's lengthy press conference last night. he was not -- in your opinion, not only defending the process, but also the facts behind it? >> the reason for the prosecutor to give this case to the grand jury is to say, look, they decided it, not me. i didn't just call a detective or two and ask for a particular charge. i gave them all the evidence. but in the press conference the d.a. sure sounded like he was defending the finding of the grand jury, not just the process. >> and this is unusual. as you said before. >> no question.
this process was unusual. getting the grand jury this much evidence. all of this to then decide is very unusual. >> and then to make it public so people are going to be poring over it. >> that, too, is unusual. >> all right, dan, thanks very much. now to amy with the other top developing stories. good morning. and we begin with concerns about those exploding air bags blamed for at least five deaths and millions of car recalls. u.s. senators have given the air bag's manufacturer, takata, a deadline of december 12th to answer more questions about the faulty air bags. including how they were made and whether there was a cover-up. lawmakers say they are not satisfied with the testimony given by a company executive last week. meanwhile, honda, which was hit hard by the recall, now admits it failed to report more than 1700 claims of death or injury from other defects since 2003. it's blaming computer errors. well, troubling news as millions of americans plan to fly home for the holiday.
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buffalo touchdown! >> -- by shoveling snow. there he goes. there he goes. a tribute to the fans back home. and the bills won 38-3. >> that's great. >> yeah. a little something for everyone. >> creative. >> appreciate you not mentioning the saints game. that was very kind of you. appreciate that very, very much. >> i do my best. >> i talked to michael about that earlier. and the nor'easter that's going to wreak havoc. >> everybody's going to be doing that dance. a lot of people doing this. winter weather advisories, watches, and warnings stretch from north carolina up to maine. the watch is the blue. the pink is the warning. that's some of the heaviest snow will fall. that's interior new england, parts of massachusetts, connecticut, and new york there. it's going to start as rain. and heavy rain in florida. georgia, south carolina, north carolina, get it early tomorrow morning. it starts as rain for big cities like washington, d.c., philadelphia. look, it's 6:00 a.m. if you have travel plans, the earlier, earlier, and i mean way earlier, is better. then it becomes a mess. changes to snow late morning, early afternoon. and cooks off to the north and
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another look at ferguson, missouri, this morning. buildings still burning. dozens of people arrested after those protests. and the grand jury deciding not to indict officer darren wilson. george is in ferguson, actually in st. louis. we're going to talk to him in just a minute, as we say good morning, america, on this tuesday morning. also coming up, robin, we'll have more on the mass i have storm that's about to hit the northeast. how it could disrupt thanksgiving travel for tens of millions of people during the busiest weekend of the year. and also ahead, a wild, high-speed chase caught on camera. police following the suspect for hours at speeds up to 100 miles an hour. and how they finally caught him. >> it took four hours.
people were watching for every last second. you couldn't take your eyes off it watches it. first, we're going to go back to george. relative calm after the tense night, george. >> that's right, robin. as you can see, it's pretty calm here right now. but coming off the worst night of rioting since the shooting back in august. as you said, the fires are still burning. 61 people arrested last night. 16 brought to local hospitals. the national guard had to be called in. you see the police cars on fire. a lot of violence and tension last night. looking ahead right now, michael brown's parents expected to hold a press conference later this morning. we have heard from officer darren wilson's legal team, they put out a statement thanking his supporters and saying officer wilson followed his training and fold the law. there's still a lot of anger here. officials braced for more protest, possibly more violence. >> and we'll have more from you later. all right, george, thank you very much. now to the sexual assault scandal rocking the university of virginia. student leaders are speaking out
about the culture on campus. and claims the school looked the other way as more alleged victims are coming forward. abc's linsey davis has that story for us. >> reporter: this morning the so-called rape culture on the uva campus described in the infamous "rolling stone" article is giving way to a rallying cry from students. >> enough passivity. >> reporter: and more alleged victims breaking their silence. >> we definitely need to re-evaluate how we're punish the perpetrators. >> reporter: in the shadow of fraternity house where a uva junior said she was raped in 2012, we met up with alex, who told us she, too, was raped just last year and reported to it the university. >> we went to informal trial and ultimately he got recommendations for therapy and also to different conferences for masculinity and gender violence education. >> reporter: so he raped you,
and that was his punishment? >> yes. >> reporter: jackie, the subject of the "rolling stone" expose and alex's friend tells a similar story. and while she eventually reported the attack to administrators last year, the university did not ask police to open an investigation into her claims until the article was published last week. jackie said the university presented her with several options, including an informal hearing, where the perpetrator has the opportunity to come clean. >> i feel like if they come forward in that setting and admit they violated the policy, that that does deserve some consideration. >> reporter: in an interview taped before the "rolling stone" article but before that hadn't surfaced, the dean admits even students who admitted their guilt have not been expelled. >> that they're willing to say identify done something wrong and recognize that and i'm willing to take my licks and deal with it. that's important to me. >> reporter: the university did
not return our calls requesting comment. one uva grad has published a petition on change.org calling on administrators to make expulsion the mandatory penalty for sexual violence. a board meeting will take place to discuss policies and procedures. >> an issue not just being discussed at uva, but colleges all across the country. thank you for that. how about this -- i guess it was a chase, so to speak. >> it was a long chase. yeah. the suspect is in custody this morning after a wild police chase and standoff that played out over several hours in los angeles. the car was weaving through traffic before the cornered driver made a run for it. and the whole incident was caught on camera. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: for two tense hours and 70 long miles, the white ford shooting by and around cars on los angeles freeways monday afternoon.
>> speeds of 90 to 100. >> reporter: after racing through several cities, the suv popping up on retaining walls and ramps. watch again, nearly taking flight. police, careful to keep their distance, say the two inside were wanted for a drive-by shooting and narcotics offenses. >> he's picking up speed now. >> reporter: hitting hollywood, the explorer exits on an off ramp and takes a grand tour of l.a.'s swankiest neighborhoods, nearly hitting this pedestrian in tony hancock park. >> still wrong way, and southbound. >> reporter: the police losing him in beverly hills. >> are there any units in this pursuit that have visual. >> l.a.-62. there's nobody behind him. >> 10-4, no units behind the vehicle. >> reporter: when it seems to be the end of the road, he blasts through a gate into this parking lot. finally stopping. two people sprint out of the car. one of them, a woman, immediately detained. the other, skittering along the viaduct, past people sitting on the wall. the man disappears behind the
trees until -- >> i have the suspect on the roof. >> they knocked on all the doors and told everyone to evacuate. >> reporter: there are he is, looking for a way off the ro rooftop and making himself comfortable, helping himself to water, twice. and he barricaded himself. police and tactical gear poking their head out of another building. three hours pass until finally the high speed driver giving up, making the slow walk in cuffs to a police cruiser. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> can't get away from the eye in the sky. >> no. every single detail on camera, including the water stop. i'm glad he was refreshed. >> just be happy that no one else got hurt in the pursuit of the suspect. >> amen to that. >> absolutely. and time now for weather from ginger. >> yes, and check in on the great lakes. because it was ridiculous wind yesterday. and not related to thunderstorms. just wind gusts doing this damage in cleveland, ohio.
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alfonso and whitney. good morning, i'm eric thomas. oakland protests over the ferguson, missouri, decision leads to at least 40 arrests. this morning businesses are also cleaning up after a night of looting. weatherwise let's check in with mike. >> going to be warmer than average today with total sunshine but it will be a little hazy. midtourp 60s along the coast. we do have a spare the air day but all of us are banned from burning wood the next 24 hours of today. rain comes in saturday. we're still dealing with b.a.r.t. delays, 15 minutes in
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and the latest on the decision in ferguson. streets erupting, buildings, cars, set on fire. a night of angry protests after the grand jury's decision. and for the first time, the secret evidence revealed from the grand jury investigation. we are there live. ♪ and undercover shopping. uggs. one of the hottest gift this is holiday season. are you being duped? how to make sure you are getting the real deal. and countdown to thanksgiving. how to eat guilt-free, the secrets to staying slim. and "dancing's" down to three. derek and bethany's stunning elimination. candace cameron bure to talk about the close competition as we say -- >> good morning, america.
wonderful crowd here with us on a tuesday morning. joining us in times square. glad to have them. and we're glad to have candace cameron bure here. still got the moves. happy to have her here, and breaking down the stunning night in the ballroom. >> emphasis on breakdown. >> afraid to dance with her. >> fun moment last night, sadie and mark performing a mario kart-themed freestyle. the ballroom shocked, though, when derek and bethany were sent home. all that excitement and this travel nightmare looming for so many. a massive storm of snow and rain about to slam the northeast. going to cause a lot of turmoil for your thanksgiving travel.
ginger will have the latest on that. and for everybody talking and thinking about christmas. holiday shopping. about to go with black friday just days away. what you need to know about possible koupt counterfeits. how to tell if the ugg boots are fakes. >> thank you, michael. turn now to amy with the developing stories this morning. good morning, everyone. and we begin with the very latest from ferguson, missouri, where dozens of people were arrested overnight in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer darren wilson in the shooting of black teenager michael brown. angry crowds burned more than does aen buildings, looted stores, and forced the faa to suspend air traffic over st. louis because of gunfire near the airport. alex perez continues the coverage. here's in ferguson. >> reporter: good morning. it's a long night and a long morning for a lot of people in ferguson. i want to give you an idea of what many are waking up to. this is what's left of a strip
mall. many of the businesses, the glass windows shattered. look at the far end here, the front of the building was ignited on fire by protesters overnight. it has been completely destroyed. authorities say about 60 demonstrators were arrested overnight. they say more than a dozen structures were ignited, lit on fire by demonstrators. and today, a big part of the day will be spent assessing the damage. at the st. louis airport, they're expecting cancellations and delays today, because of the protests and the no-fly zone instituted in the area. and a big part of today is spent assessing the damage. and also authorities will want to make sure that as night approaches today, these protests don't resume and start all over again. amy. >> all right, alex, thanks so much for that. and protesters hit the streets in major cities across the country. marched on to freeways and blocked traffic in los angeles, oakland, and seattle. hundreds marched in times square. one demonstrator threw fake
blood on the police commissioner. and the michael brown shooting is not a closed case. officer darren wilson could face federal criminal charges if a justice department investigation shows he intentionally violated brown's civil rights. attorney general eric holder is also investigating in whether the ferguson police department routinely used e ed excessive f and racial profiling. and strong winds and now snow battering parts of the midwest. nearly 200,000 people lost power across parts of michigan and ohio. meanwhile, ginger says a powerful nor'easter is starting to work its way up the east coast. rain turning to snow along the i-95 corridor. of course, it's happening right during the peak trfl hoavel hou wednesday. ginger has the full travel forecast in just a few moments. important health news for women. the strongest warning against a surgical tool used in hysterectomy.
it's a power morcellator, used in thousands of minimally invasive prinva invasive procedures to remove fibroids. but in some women that tool helps spread undetected cancers throughout the uterus. and the fda with sweeping new rules about calories labels. any business that sells food and has 20 or more hoe occasions must post their calorie counts for customers. that's chain restaurants, movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines. a change of heart over a christmas tree that was about to get the axe after it was dubbed ugly. take a look, after days of debate, the people of reading, pennsylvania, had a point. sorry. i added that. they did decide, though, to keep their much-maligned charlie brown tree and they're hoping that the 50-foot spruce with noticeably missing branches will attract more tourists now that it's made national headlines. did you see the lights?
i mean, i get what they're saying. but you know hat? you gotta embrace it. >> it's avant-garde. >> yes. >> it's like a picasso. >> they ordered a prettier tree. but now since everyone is rallying around the charlie brown tree, it's going somewhere else. >> the business adopted it and wants to -- >> play some charlie brown music. snoopy ornaments. >> cute. it makes them unique. and it unique. i love that. >> thanks for sharing that, amy. "pop news" and weather coming up. and michael has the morning menu over in the social square. >> yes, i do. here's the "gma morning menu" and the social square powered by samsung galaxy. in "pop news," the cowardly lion finds a new home. and the new procedure to fight wrinkles without surgery from the inside out. that apt -- that's going to be interesting. and candace cameron bure with the countdown to the big "dancing with the stars" finale. all coming up live on "gma" here in times square.
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together, we'll collect a million reasons to believe. welcome back to "good morning america." time for "pop news." it's the time of year to think about christmas presents. a lot of people buy puppies or adopt an animal for christmas. we want to share with you a way to get your child that animal that they so want, but also give back at the same time without having to give the animal back to the shelter or the pet store. so we're going to spotlight the international rescue organization. dedicated to helping animals in need all over the world. sometimes reintroduce them back into the wild when they're ready or provide permanent shelter. for 20 cents a day, $78 for a year-long adoption, you can adopt one of their rescue animals for your child. you're giving this animal the gift of life and a second chance.
jo jo the orangutan is one of them. and the sloth has been a recent adoptee in need. and with the gift, you get all kinds of information, photos of your adoptee and kept up to date on their progress. it's a way for your child to really get involved with the world and have a pet. and you don't have to clean up after it. >> that's right? >> does it have to be a child in because amber would love this. >> i want it. i just say child because so many kids say -- >> and i'm going to say to you, merry christmas. >> love it. >> that's a great idea. >> they contacted me, and know i would adopt every dog in the whole wide world. what a great christmas gift. >> i love that idea. >> it keeps on giving. >> last minute, too. you could do it any time. >> international animal rescue organization. >> got it. and an update this morning, yesterday we did a story where we told you -- ♪ not me not duke
>> burt lahr's original cowardly lion costume. why a picture of me up while the song -- it was auctioned in new york city. no cowardly bidders. the winning bidder paid $3 million, you guys. we would have never guessed that, for that original costume. >> wow. >> we knew it was going to go for a lot. the secondary costume went for a million a few years ago. $3 million, i guess we are not in a recession. >> no. >> also going big, sam's original piano from "casablanca" sold for $3.4 million. >> who are these people? >> who are these people. all i want -- i want to adopt jo jo for $78. that's all i need. proving as time goes on, a line from "casablanca," memorabilia from movies gets more and more valuable. and another update,
budweiser ads, the "wall street journal" reporting that after 21 years, budweiser was planning to keep the huge horses in the stables for the super bowl campaign. the beer company reportedly aiming for a new, younger marketing strategy using jay z and zombies. fear not, one day later anheuser-busch said the clydesdales will be back. >> yeah, they will! >> will they? >> yeah. >> the upcoming holiday campaign. we were going after it yesterday. perhaps, america, we have been heard. and the smart move considering the ad last year, remember the puppy love ad? the clydesdales chasing after what you think is its romant romantic -- a dog. it's a beautiful ad. it within the ad meter last year. and their clydesdale ad in 2013 also won. >> you can't beat a clydesdale. wanted one as a kid. >> that's about the right size horse for you. >> i feel bad. i get on the back of a horse, and the horse looks at me like, why are you and your heavy self
on my back? >> it's like me riding a dog. now i know what you're getting or christmas. >> thank you. and thank you for the story amy. and that is "pop news" today. the "heat index" is coming up. first ginger with the weather. >> yes, i am. and young ladies here in virginia. they're taking off today, tomorrow is the bad travel weather day. you're set with the forecast. but not everyone is. so we have to talk about snow that they're very happy to have. that was in steamboat. the skiers are happy, 2 feet. and the west, we have a lot to talk about. fort collins, wind advisories. look at this, down in los angeles, fire danger high. and seattle, flood watch, up to ten inches of rain through >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area ploy crow climate change forecast. today and tomorrow, record warmth and poor air quality and cooler and clean are air friday and it will be wet and breezy
saturday, sunday and monday. today, mid-to-upper 60's long the coast and upper 60's to low 70's for the rest of us and another chilly night and fog free with 40's inland and upper 40's to low 50's from the bay to the coast. seven-day forecast shows wet weather starting >> what a crowd we have out here. i'm going to take this for one minute. i like your little hat all right, am. feels like thanksgiving. >> all right, first up on the "heat index," counting down to black friday. and ugg boots are sure to be a popular item on many lists, if you see them for a deep discount, you may want to think twice about buying them because they could be counterfeit. becky worley has more. >> reporter: ugg boots. funky. comfortable. and pricey. and some upwards of $200. and rarely on sale. but search ugg deals, you'll see
pages of discount websites offering what they say are ugg boots at 40% to 50% off. that just seems too good to be true. i ordered seven pairs of discounted ugg boots. only four arrived. three from china, one from california arrived. look like uggs. smells a little funny. ugg authenticity guaranteed. what can i say, i'm not an expert. but leah is. >> the average price of a counterfeit boot is about $100. so the consumer is not intentionally buying a counterfeit boot at that pricing. they're being duped. >> reporter: these cost $110 online. are these real? >> no, counterfeit, made of synthetic material. and if you look, you can actually pull it apart. so this is not twin-face sheepskin. >> reporter: and you can feel the difference. the authentic are more comfortable. this was purchased on ollie express, marketplace for third party sellers. and a dead giveaway it's
counterfeit, they misspelled australia. the parent company for the website told us alibaba has strict rules designed to maintain the trust we have with our customers and work hard to eliminate products that violate intellectual property laws. finally, this pair i bought on ebay, for a relatively minimal discount. just 20% off. >> these are in fact genuine. with platforms such as ebay, you run your chances. >> reporter: ebay says they work hard to remove counterfeit listings and offer a money-back guarantee if a product is not as described. as for finding the elusive deal, ugg boots do go on sale, but rarely before christmas. after the holidays. >> after the holidays. >> reporter: for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, california. >> good to know. i would not have known any of that stuff. >> becky, thank you for that. next up in the "heat index,"
night one of the big "dancing with the stars" finale. and five-time mirrorball winner derek hough and his partner, bethany mota, were sent packing. last season's finalist, candace cameron bure is our tuesday morning quarterback. we're going to talk to her in just a second. first t.j. holmes is back with the highlights. smoet ♪ ♪ sing everybody start to sing >> reporter: on the dance floor, the freestyle is more fantastic and fun than ever. sadie and mark transforming the stage into a gamer's delight. ♪ >> away you go, mario. that was brilliant! >> reporter: janel and val, bringing the passion. ♪ the romance. sealed with a steamy kiss. ♪ sing sing sing sing
alfonso jumping into the daring dance with witney. ♪ jump on it ♪ jump on it ♪ jump on it then tearing it up solo in his tap shoes. >> glitzy, glamorous, everything. ♪ >> reporter: and bethany and derek creating a serious dancing revolution. but even that show-stopping last pose couldn't save them. >> that couple is bethany and derek. >> reporter: their chance for the coveted mirrorball now over. and with three teams left, all with the perfect freestyle score, the stakes are higher than ever. t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> oh, thank you, t.j. joining us now, candace cameron bure. thank you very much. we love your moves from earlier. >> love your dress. >> thank you. >> what did you think last night? unusual territory not having derek hough make it to the finals. >> it was one of the best finales, and everyone there deserved to be there on dancing skills alone.
so someone had to go. bethany's journey was incredible. and what derek did with her last night, i thought was fantastic. unfortunately someone had to leave. but she went out on a high note. >> she did. >> and alfonso just killed it. my jaw just dropped with the tap, and the apache dance. just amazing. and the choreography from mark's dance, that was a lifelong dream of his. and sadie was the perfect princess. >> did you think she was going to make it all the way to the final? >> i did. the first time i saw her dance, i thought she was going to make it. i knew she had the fan support to push her through. but she has plosz blossomed. she's become a swan. she was adorable to start with. she is a fantastic dancer. and having no dance experience. never danced in high school at a school dance. >> earlier in the season you said this, there was something about her that -- >> yep. >> and you have been helping her along. she's told us she's had blackouts on the floor.
>> she had a couple of them. and that was something that i dealt with last season. so she texted me and said, what -- how do i deal with this? and mark was really helpful. so i told her to be open with mark bauds he could coach her along and know when to push at the right times and when to pull back. so she did a fantastic job. and janel, i think we can see she's going to have a long career in entertainment. she just has such passion when she dances. and -- and a relationship -- a budding relationship with val, apparently. i don't know if that's true or not. but that was incredible. >> there is some chemistry. >> there is. >> we're not going there. >> i'm asking tonight. when i get to the show, i'm asking. >> let us know. >> america wants to know. >> and you have such a way. i'm sure you will get the goods. i know. thank you very much. and christmas under wraps, your hallmark movie, getting rave reviews. cannot wait to see that.
>> thank you so much. it's airing this saturday on the hallmark channel. it's super family friendly. it's fun, romantic, magical, everything you want in a hallmark film. >> it's northern exposure making a hallmark movie. >> yes, santa and reindeer. pine trees. tune in for that and for "dancing with the stars." the finals are tonight. let's get over to michael in the social square. thank you, robin. time to talk turkey. if you're dreading putting on the pounds this thanksgiving, i know i am, we have ways to strategize your calories starting right now. so you don't have to hold back on the big day. mara schiavocampo got simple steps from abc's nutrition and wellness editor dave zinczenko. >> reporter: it's a recipe to keep you from feeling like a stuffed turkey after thanksgiving. here's what you can do today. step one, wake up with two tall
glasses of h2o. >> 17 ounces. you can boost your metabolism by 30% right away. >> all right. let's do it. >> cheers. >> reporter: step two, get your heart rate up. head outside for a brisk walk or if you really want to feel the burn, try this eight-minute high-intensity workout. >> it's four sets with a minute of rest in between of four different exercises. this exercise is called a burpee. we're going to do it for 20 seconds. >> reporter: all right. let's do it. >> right from the burpee into the squat. ten seconds. now, 20 seconds of a plank. staying right where you are. >> reporter: okay. >> mountain climbers for ten seconds. ♪ >> reporter: we have company. step three, breakfast. whip up some eggs. a lean protein that will spike your metabolism.
but dave's got one more hot tip. hot sauce to boost your body's calorie-burning abilities. >> it helps you to not eat later in the day. >> reporter: why is the hot sauce keeping you from wanting to eat later in the day? >> it's picking up your metabolism and suppressing your hunger hormones. >> reporter: so tasty. step four, pack some slimming snacks to help keep you full. >> just think protein and fiber. protein and fiber. here we have raw nuts, greek yogurt, cheese sticks. these are, like, the perfect pre-thanksgiving snacks. >> reporter: reaching for the protein today so you can enjoy that pie on thursday. for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> great tips. and coming up -- we have breakthrough new ways --
good morning, i'm chris tkr sze. we have developing news in oakland. city workers are hard at work cleaning up after a night of vandalism and looting. protesters angered by the decision in ferguson, missouri, broke windows, sprayed gra teff and started bonfires. there's a fatal crash on 580 in oakland. a car burst into flames killing one person last night. the chp is looking for one person who left the scene. let's hope it's safe out there right now. >> for the most part they are. brchl b.a.r.t. is back on track with no delays there. 87 at julian street there is
plenty of traffic heading into downtown san jose. we have this new problem. we've had several of these accidents on the peninsula, southbound side of highway 101 right at university avenue where we do have one lane blocked and backups coming out of redwood city. northbound traffic pockets of stop and go all the way into san francisco.
hours today. now, tomorrow is most likely to be one with some record highs possible. it's going [ cheers and applause ] great crowd enjoying a mild tuesday morning in the city. there they are, the three finalists remaining on "dancing with the stars." showing off their freestyle moves last night. cannot wait for the big finale tonight. the four finalists, the four finalists will be here for the ultimate afterparty tomorrow on "gma." >> big fun coming up. and right now, we have some time-saving tips for your thanksgiving dinner. our buddy, alton brown with us with his tricks to take the stress out of preparing the big meal. >> is that a blow torch? >> i had the same question. >> it does look like a blow torch. >> he's a miracle worker, that guy. >> so smart. can't wait to eat well in just a bit. and benedict cumberbatch, and
keira knightley and the cast from one of the biggest movies this season. it's an english explosion. >> you'll share that with us. but now for this morning's "speed feed." tony reali is in the social square. >> good morning. i don't think taking a blow torch to the turkey is cutting down the stress of thanksgiving. maybe adding to the stress. lady gaga finished up her 79-day art rave tour. went out in style. and what do you know? twitter seemed to notice. look at the tweets. the entire concert was live streamed. very emotional. called it her art pop ball tour. many of her fans, dressing up for the occasion as they always do, posting photos on twitter. and here she is performing "just dance" from the show. facebook -- also very excited about lady gaga. as for facebook, "star wars" fans, a new trailer in theaters this friday. the first video from the sure to
be blocbuster since director j.j. abrams leaked a photo of the millennium falcon in october. it's a tiny peek of what we're working on in select theaters. hope you have a most excellent thanksgiving. he's not kidding about select theaters, though. only 30 theaters in the country get the 88-second trailer. full trailer to be released around the country in december. now to the big screen. i think you'll remember this old spice commercial. it's kind of hard to forget. moms acknowledging their sons are now men because of their deodorant. old spice. they weren't exactly smell-coming that prospect. that their sons were becoming men. now it's dad's turn to sing. take a listen. ♪ old spice has made a man of our boy ♪ ♪ i miss my son ♪ i'm overjoyed now there's a chance he'll be employed ♪ ♪ old spice has made a man of our boy ♪
>> nobody does bizarre like those old spice commercials. that is the speed feed, back to you, lara. >> thank you. switch gears, to coin the phrase, to a new way to fight wrinkles. non-surgical, laser technology to attack wrinkles from the inside out. reena ninan has the story. >> reporter: move over saggy, creased skin. there's a new treatment in town, it's called the inside out facial. jackie adams was a popular model in the 1980s. she posed on the covers of magazines like "vogue" and "elle." but her years of outdoor sports like rock climbing exposed her face to wind and sun. now with plans to return to acting, she's hoping to smooth out facial lines. >> i prefer to look good for my age rather than look another age. >> reporter: are you excited about your procedure? >> reporter: she turned to dr. christine lee, who helped pioneer a new treatment.
>> it is like an inside-out faceli facelift. >> okay, here we go. are you ready? >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: the procedure uses a laser that delivers targeted heat from inside the mouth. dr. lee says the goal is to tighten the soft tissue and produce a smooth effect on the skin's surface. >> when you go inside of the mouth, what it does is it causes immediate contracting. and that contracting makes the nasal folds along the sides of the mouth seem like they're plumping up. >> reporter: but some doctors are not impressed, suggesting the patients may get better results from lasers used directly on the skin or less expensive treatments like fillers. >> the general consensus with laser therapies, that is best accomplished from the outside in. not the inside out. i think people should proceed with caution until we know more. >> reporter: dr. lee says patients undergo several treatments, roughly $1500 a session, and results can last for months. >> i have some of the same effects that doing a filler
does, but appears much more natural. and you're not having to inject a foreign substance in your face. >> reporter: just look at jackie's before and afters. reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> the lengths that we will go to. >> i think dr. ashton had -- some good zsh -- >> solid advice there. thanks, guys. and right now, ginger with a final look at the weather. >> it's so mild and wonderful this morning. i thought it was fun, little michelle here wanted to wish a very happy wedding -- post wedding, they're on their honeymoon, to your cousins. congrats, best wishes. and these girls dancing with the macy's parade. look at the travel forecast on wednesday. we have been talking about the nor'easter on the east coast. but you'll find some slick spots in the midwest and great lakes, too. and the pacific northwest, lots of rain, and the northern mountains, in the northern rockies, there will be some problems, too. but those winter weather advisories, warnings and watches from north carolina mountains up
through maine. some of the heftiest will be >> are you ready for poor air quality? we have it. "spare the air" and warmer-than-average temperatures, mid-60's at the coast to mid-70's elsewhere. the seven-day forecast is warmer tomorrow but much cooler with the rain this [ cheers and applause ] >> all that weather brought to you by cosequin. and i'll be updating your travel forecast and answering your questions on twitter and facebook starting at 9:00 a.m. using the hashtag @gingergma. >> tomorrow is a big travel day. this holiday, give the gift of joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions with the macy's believe campaign. all you have to do is write a letter to santa. bring it to a macy's store. they donate up to $1 million. this year, you can submit your letter online.
all to help make a special wish come true, like this one for elizabeth. take a look. 17-year-old elizabeth counts every morning as a blessing. >> she appreciates every day because she has had some days that weren't so great. >> reporter: at just 18 months old, elizabeth was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system and can make the common cold life-threatening. >> she's one lung infection from being in the hospital. >> reporter: she has 12 pills, every meal, inhalers, and regular respiratory treatments. >> i don't remember never having to take medicine. ♪ >> reporter: but this is her own therapy. playing the flute. a passion that developed in sixth grade. now a senior in her florida high school marching band. it's become her lifeline of sorts. >> doctors have told me that playing a wind instrument helps
keep the lungs working. >> reporter: elizabeth's raw talent ep laven landing her in highly coveted spot in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. but one thing she wanted, a top of the line flute. >> it would be kind of hard for my parents to get the flute for me. >> reporter: so when make-a-wish and macy's heard her story, they teamed up to make her wish come true, just in time for her trip to new york. >> see what's in there. [ cheering ] >> wishes really do come true. ♪ >> thank you, make-a-wish. thank you, macy's. >> elizabeth, we say thank you. for your example. and you can help grant a wonderful wish like the one for elizabeth that you just saw. send the letters off to santa today. bring them to your local macy's
store. submit them online. for nor information, go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo. >> and just a dollar makes a huge difference. we have a special "gma" exclusive this morning. a first look at the trailer for a movie called "cake." it's a drama, you may have heard of it, starring jennifer aniston looking very different. getting a lot of oscar buzz. aniston goes without makeup to portray a woman suffering from chronic pain. here is your sneak peek. >> how's is going? >> i'm doing really well. >> spread your legs a little bit wider. >> shouldn't we go on a date first. >> ha ha. >> make a wish. >> i can't think of anything. >> doesn't matter. just blow them out. >> but doyne down inside of you. i can barely save mist and my kid. >> i'm not asking you to. ♪ ♪ into the motion ♪ into the night >> aim in a lot of pain.
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our parent company, disney, and committed to helping create healthier generations and giving $ 1 million to feeding america to support food banks nationwide that provide nutritious foods to kids afterschool. and now "the imitation game," the movie telling the story about the cracking of the german enigma code in world war ii. the cast joins us in a moment. it's a bright mathematician who has trouble fitting in with his peers. take a look. >> i have asked if you want to come to lunch with us. >> no, you didn't, you said you were going to get some lunch. >> have i offended you in some way?
>> why would you think that? >> would you like to come to lunch with us? >> what time is lunch with us. >> alan, it's a bleeding sandwich. >> what is? >> lunch. >> i don't like sandwiches. >> never mind. >> brilliantly played by all of you. and benedict, as you were playing alan, did you have something you wanted audiences to take away? >> a lot. he was somebody we cared about getting the legacy right. he's somebody who deserves a far bigger place in our culture and our history than he's been afforded as both an extraordinary scientific mind and philosopher. the man behind modern computing science. >> and keira, you play joan, the lone woman in the sea of men, much like your castmates. i can't imagine what that was like behind the scenes. >> i can't imagine what it was like either. must have been really odd. >> and the relationship between joan and allen was beautiful. did you do a lot of historic
research on who joan was? >> she was an incredible woman. the fact there was a woman at the center of breaking the enigma code in the 1940s is extraordinary itself. >> you have called this a movie about outsiders, and the importance of being different. what did you hope to achieve with this film? >> this is a movie that celebrates those who are different. not burdened down by normality. this is the forefather of the computer. who, you know, shortened a war and saved millions of lives. >> charles, i know that you play the tough commander in "the imitation game," and a star of one my favorite tv shows, might have heard of it, "game of thrones." so i just have to ask, last season, we thought you were done. but then i heard somewhere we might see tyrion lannister again if season five. is that true?
>> yeah, i wake up in the shower having a terribly bad dream. might is the operative word. more than that i cannot say. >> and matthew, i know that you and alan, for all of the "downton abbey" fans out there, you are both in the next season. we here in the states have not seen it yet. >> i don't really like working without him now. >> it's in the contracts. it's known as the matthew good clause in my contract. has to be there at least five days of filming a year. >> sucks to be you. >> and then i know, matthew, you play the youngest member of the group. >> yes. >> what was it like for you filming? >> well, it was easy to relate to a young guy who's just at university and just learning his field. so as a young, inexperienced actor, it was quite easy to relate to. >> we have one social media question. someone -- heather, actually, on instagram, wants to know, is it ever intimidating taking on a movie based on real events? >> it's difficult when you're making a film about something
because you have to judge the documentary element. and the fiction element. you want to do it justice. but drama demands something often a little more interesting than real life. so that bans balance is the issue. >> it was a fantastic film. everyone should see it. "the imitation game" opens in theaters this friday. and coming up, alton brown's best time-saving tips for your thanksgiving dinner. tricks for an amazing meal with less stress.
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thanksgiving night, how do you thank some of the most giving americans. you could surprise them on national tfr. >> hi. >> is that robin? >> hey. >> that's just what we're doing. >> are you in? >> absolutely. >> come along with robin and say -- >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, america. >> thank you, america. plus, wait until you hear what taylor swift's thankful for.
"thank you america, with robin roberts." thanksgiving night on abc. we hope you'll join us thanksgiving night. right now, alton brown is helping us count down to thanksgiving. he hosts "cutthroat kitchen." no sabotage here. he's brought tips for preparing and transporting your favorite thanks giving dishes on the big day. you have been busy slapping our hands. >> trying to keep you off the food. >> we like to eat. >> then you try to stay in a size zero, you can't eat this. >> mashed potatoes, reheat them, don't taste the same. >> you have to store and reheat them. zip top bags, pot of hot water, towel in the bottom, on the stove top, low heat, filled with water, drop them in and just leave them. in about 15 minutes, piping hot. and you don't have to make them gummy by stirring them up. put in the butter and the herbs.
and you can freeze them in the bags. it'll be fine. >> okay. i trust you. i trust you. >> you should. >> love green bean casserole. >> i do, too. >> i love when it's crunchy. >> here's the thing. now, if you're transporting this a long distance. do the beans, sauce, onions separately and assemble later. or, what i do, i cook almost everything in cast iron skillets so it stays hot. but you end up with soggy onions. cook them ahead, put them on the casserole, and right before i serve it. you're such a new yorker, it's a torch. take a torch from a hardware store. and in about 30 seconds, you get nice, brown, crispy onions. >> wow, look at that. >> what man's not sexy carrying one of these? i have crispy coming out of my ears, ladies. that's a tip for that. >> what says thanksgiving more than having a blow torch like that? >> nothing. >> nothing. >> a float of a blowtorch. i don't know. >> stuffing is a must. >> stuffing is a big issue when
you're trying -- or dressing. only stuffing inside the bird. outside the bird, it's dressing. just saying. here's the thing, instead of making it in a big vessel. like say that you wanted to make this at somebody else's house. make it in muffin tins. stick them in a bag. transport them, in the pan, 350 oven for ten minutes. and they're hot again. somebody's been picking at this. >> look, there's like see no evil, hear no evil -- >> taste no evil. >> can we taste this? it's hard when you're transporting the turkey. >> here's the deal. about transporting the turkey. watch this. if you have the turkey done, and have to go to grandmother's house, take them, do this. i've got a box. a card board box, all right. cardboard box, put it on the floor. packing chips. these are just cellulose packing chips. these are from fedex or some
other shipper. not an endorsement. make the turkey in a roasting pan and a bath towel. pick it up, you got that? >> got it. >> drop it on the packing chips. put the towel over it. either more packing chips or even bubble wrap on top of that. close up the box and you have a special delivery for grandmom's house. that's all you have to do. believe it or not. that will stay hot for about three hours. like that. >> you should take this act on the road. and on you are, actually, aren't you? >> dance, we need the dancing part. there you go. now it's a show. >> aren't you going on tour? >> yes. i have been on tour, altonbrownlive.com. i'm going back on tour starting in january. and the next few games anybody with problems on thanksgiving, can tweet me with the hash tag abgsos. i'll be there. >> with a blow torch. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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good morning, i'm kristen sze. the mayor of oakland said more than 40 people have been arrested for vandalism. police used tear gas and flash bang grenades to disperse protesters after a night of looting over the ferguson, missouri, decision. mike nicco checks out your forecast. spare the air today, no wood burning inside and outside. temperatures almost record levels. upper 60s to low 70s. accuweather seven-day forecast, even warmer tomorrow butool rain on the way this weekend. it looks like the bay bridge toll plaza is starting to clear out just a little bit as you're coming in from the east bay. you can see there big gaps in traffic. as we take you over to 880 northbound side at whipple road
there is an accident over to the shoulder involving a big rig. >> thanks a lot. join us for the midday announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, from the new film "the gambler," john goodman is here. and actor russell brand gets a thanksgiving lesson from our elementary school experts. plus, amazing turkey day dishes as we continue our superstar thanksgiving secrets revealed. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan!