Skip to main content

tv   Good Morning America  ABC  November 28, 2014 7:00am-9:01am PST

7:00 am
good morning, america. black friday frenzy. millions of americans racing into stores overnight, fights breaking out over the biggest deals. grown men throwing themselves on the ground for tvs, as record crowds flood stores open early. >> still shooting. >> reloading, he's about to open fire again. >> breaking news, a shooter in a major american city opening fire in the middle of the night. the police department evacuated, a highway shut down, the very latest right now. >> two little babies. >> dramatic rescue, two young boys buried under 7 feet of snow for hours. police, relatives and neighbors frantically trying to dig them
7:01 am
out. how they were spotted and pulled to safety. and the 12-year-old who nailed the national anthem. belting out a flawless rendition before the lions and bears game. the child sensation stunning the crowd. a performance we can all be thankful for. ♪ and home of the brave and good morning, america. happy black friday, everyone. we hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. and it's great to have dan here and paula and rob and t.j. rob and i shared a thanksgiving meal at the office yesterday. >> it was delicious. >> everybody get turkey? >> i ate so much, i actually am having trouble fitting into my pants today.
7:02 am
do they make man spanx? >> they do, actually. they do make those. >> you said that with a lot of authority. >> i've done a story on it before. >> fair enough. >> try the elastic, dan. >> move on from man spanx to black friday. a lot of people shopping today, waiting all night. but we have people waiting since midnight to see r5. the red-hot band is live with us here this morning. >> but speaking of red hot, get to the deals. and the shoppers around the country, hitting the stores. we have full coverage and the best deals out there right now. abc's rebecca jarvis is at macy's in chicago and starts us off this morning. good morning. >> reporter: hi, amy, good morning. and 140 million americans are expected to hit the malls, the stores this weekend. that's 6 in 10 of us. things got started at macy's earlier than ever before. 6:00 p.m. last night.
7:03 am
there's been a steady crowd here ever since in this 13-hour shopping marathon. and they're off. millions of americans flooding stores overnight. chaos ensuing in houston. watch, as grown men fling themselves on top of flatscreen tvs at a walmart, refusing to let go. officers pulling them to their feet, breaking up one melee, only to have another fight feet away. in new york city, at macy's flagship store, a sea of 15,000 people flocking in when their doors opened. this woman witnessed a skirmish over a barbie doll. >> the girl socked the guy in the face. >> reporter: at best buy in chicago, this tv for $200 sold out just minutes after the doors opened. >> televisions have been really hot. phones have been really hot.
7:04 am
computers and tablets. >> reporter: this year, the savings and the black friday battles starting early. kmart opening its doors at the crack of dawn on thanksgiving thursday. now this hour 25 of a 40-hour shopping marathon. >> when we come out early, we probably save about $500. >> reporter: in times square, right next to the "gma" studio, parents going into toys are us at 5:00 a.m. to get the deals and hot new toys. >> good deals. >> reporter: a busy start to what's sure to be a busy holiday shopping season. and there hasn't been any issue here at macy's in chicago. but a lot of hearts beating quickly for the deals. they are open tonight until 10:00 p.m. and open again tomorrow morning. >> thank you. there are two kinds of shoppers, those willing to brave the crowds, and those like me, who prefer to sit home in sweatpants or man spanx and buy
7:05 am
things on the internet. becky worley is tracking the deals. >> good morning, despite your tofurkey bloat, it is your lucky black friday. it is online and in store deal-o-rama. let's get right to it. one of the big trends is blanket discounts, lots of the clothing stores have them. the gap, 15% off in store and online. electronics, it's about the bundle with the gift card and rebates. stores like walmart, best buy, even the apple store offering gift cards to sweeten deals and radio shack, one of the hottest, beats, on sale with a rebate for $69. but those are limited supply. get those online quickly. and if you're going down to the shack, call them to make sure they have inventory. next, a big trend is makeup and body care sales. two products that don't normally get discounted, we're seeing
7:06 am
them at sephora and bliss. one of the best is probably at the body shop. any three items for $33 and a killer gift bag with about $125 worth of items. they'll give it to you for $30 if you buy other things. and guys, don't feel left out, amazon.com has a panasonic razor, well over $100 off. $69 right now, the cheapest we could find online. dan, this is your lucky day. after the show, you can run home, avoid other humans, hang out with your cats and shop to your heart's content. >> sounds perfect. thank you for mentioning my cats. they like as much air time as possible. thank you very much. over to amy. and joining us now with an early look at what is hot so far this year is brian cornell, the ceo of target. i hear you pulled an all-nighter. business started early, tell me what's hot. >> it's an exciting start for the holiday season. we saw record online sales. clearly for the shopper, consumer, reacting well to the
7:07 am
free shippings offer. i was out last night, i was in harlem, opening the doors. and lots of shoppers and families. and as you might expect, electronics were popular. we were selling 1800 tvs per minute. video games, 2,000 each minute. families were out around the country shopping last night and we're off to a good start. it's exciting to see how the consumer is reacting. >> during last year's holiday season, hackers stole credit and debit card data from 40 million customers. how can you assure it's safe this year? >> this is a full-time focus, 52 weeks a year. we have a great team and systems. we're out there making sure, we're monitoring and detecting and making sure we're defending data security. >> you're making a run at competing with amazon on their own turf, if cyber space is
7:08 am
turf. what are you doing to compete? >> doing a few things differently. we're focusing on providing a great in-store experience. we provide the convenience, shop online and pick up at the stores, we'll do that for you. but we recognize digital is important, consumers are shopping online. shop with us, we ship for free. you can come in store, shop online and pick up, or we will deliver it to you during the holiday season. >> brian cornell with target. now to paula faris with the news. do you have more on the overnight shooting, paula? >> yes, we do. breaking news from austin, texas, where a gunman has opened fire in an area of downtown. police have shut down streets where he's been taking aim at several buildings, including their headquarters. the drama playing out over police radios. >> still shooting, over 100 rounds. >> 10-4, still shooting. >> reloading, he's about to open fire again. >> and moments later police moved in and shot that suspect.
7:09 am
to ferguson, missouri, where protesters are gearing up for major action today. and abc's alex perez is there with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there have been no major protests here in the last 24 hours. but a group of demonstrators are taking on a new target, targeting black friday shoppers. overnight, groups of protesters walked into a handful of target and walmart stores and began chanting, disrupting shopping for a few minutes, and then walked out. there were no arrests overnight, but some stores were anticipating this and chose to not open in the overnight hours. now the national guard still patrolling the streets of ferguson and with all of the unrest earlier this week, many hoping that peace lasts through the weekend. plau? >> yeah, merchandisers preparing for these sort of distractions. alex perez, thank you. and hundreds of thousands of americans are facing yet another day in the dark. wind and snow from wednesday's
7:10 am
nor'easter destroyed power lines across the area, ruining thanksgiving for so many. damage so extensive in some spots that repairs could take several days. and california's famous pacific coast highway is open again after repair crews shut off this geyser, a result of a broken water main in malibu. the leak also created a massive sinkhole. and in chicago, another group of smash and grab thieves caught on camera. using a pickup truck to plow through a wall. more than a dozen people jumped out and ran off with armloads of merchandise, leaving the stolen truck behind. and this is a tough act to follow for anyone else singing the national anthem at a sports event. listen to this as 12-year-old quintavious johnson crushing it yesterday before the detroit and chicago game. ♪ and the home of the brave
7:11 am
oh, my word. quintavious johnson will be performing tonight at the tree lighting ceremony in san francisco. remember that name. >> hard to forget. >> an angel. >> 12 years old. >> incredible. >> amy had goosebumps. >> i did. >> she's a patriot too. >> yes, there's that. >> or it's just cold in here. >> it is also air-conditioned we should say. on a more serious note, we will tell you this morning, we are tracking a mystery at ohio state university, a college football player has vanished. he left his apartment and hasn't been seen since. his family is worried his disappearance is linked to a history of concussions. abc's ryan smith is on the story. >> reporter: this morning, columbus police are urgently searching for missing ohio state university football player kosta karageorge. his family fears he may have done something rash after
7:12 am
suffering one too many concussions. the 22-year-old was last seen around 2:00 a.m. wednesday morning, telling his roommates he wanted to clear his head, then leaving the apartment. he recently posted vines showcasing his fun-loving side -- >> she's back, baby. >> reporter: went missing after not showing up for football practice, something his friends and family say he never does. his sister, sophia, telling "the columbus dispatch," i've seen him sick as a dog go to practice. he's always on schedule. the 6'5", 270-pound karageorge is a defensive lineman and former wrestler for the buckeyes and has a history of concussions. while the family says osu has consistently cared for him, his sister says we're very worried he's not himself and he maybe doesn't know what's going on. hits like these in tackle football can carry the same force as a bowling ball being dropped on a player's head from eight feet.
7:13 am
>> over time, cumulative concussions and sub-concussive hits that can result in concussions are very concerning. >> reporter: he last was on the field against penn state in october. as i ohio state football team prepared for tomorrow's game against long-time rival michigan, they will have to do so without their teammate. according to his sister, he doesn't have his wallet or id on him. he left without the motorcycle. the school isn't commenting, karageorge was one of 24 seniors set to be honored in saturday's game. his family is hoping for his safe return at this point, guys. they want him home safe. >> understandably. >> thanks, ryan. and now to two young boys lucky to be alive this morning. buried alive when a snowplow accidently pushed a wall of snow over them, trapping them for hours. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> trapped in a snowbank, two little babies. >> reporter: the two children safe after this dramatic
7:14 am
thanksgiving rescue caught on tape. watch as police officers, relatives and neighbors frantically try to dig the 9 and 11-year-old boys out, trapped at least four hours under more than seven feet of snow. it began 6:00 p.m. wednesday night. the two cousins were building a snow fort in a parking lot when an oncoming plow drove by pushing more snow on top of the boys, burying them. when they didn't return home by 10:00, family and friends searched for them before they called police close to an hour later. a shovel sticking out of the snow drew an officer's attention. >> he picked up the shovel and found what appeared to be a child's boot and started digging. >> reporter: they tried to uncover the boys. subfreezing temperatures set in. the community coming out to help. some digging with shovels. others clawing at the snow with their bare hands. finally around 2:00 a.m., the boys were pulled from the snow,
7:15 am
cold but otherwise okay. and taken to the hospital to recover. the mother of one of the boys taking to instagram to show gratitude. "i am thankful my son and nephew are here. it i'm very thankful to have these two safe at home alive. #lovethesetwoboys." thankful indeed. they are in the hospital with their families, but we are told they are in good health. it's a true thanksgiving day miracle. something you don't think about happening. they were just playing in the snow. >> freak accident. so glad they're okay. >> thank you. and we move on to burt reynolds, the star of "boogie nights" and "smokey and the bandit." turns out, he has hit hard times and to raise a little cash, he's writing a book, teaching acting classes, and holding an auction where you will not believe the personal items he's willing to sell off. here's cecilia vega. >> reporter: he's the hollywood
7:16 am
hunk whose mustache-brand of masculinity has entertained generations, and now burt reynolds, the man who has everything, is giving everything up. the 78-year-old putting more than 600 items from his personal collection on the auction block next month. the hollywood star reportedly facing tough financial times, writing, "i've collected so many things that i truly adore, but it truly is the time to downsize." >> just can't imagine. >> reporter: remember those famous baby blue monogrammed cowboy boots reynolds wore in "striptease?" starting at $300, they could be yours. how about that jacket from "smokey and the bandit 2," $800. >> make it 12. >> i'm going to load it up. >> even his 1998 best supporting actor golden globe for "boogie nights" starting at $2,000. >> you know, if you hang on to
7:17 am
things long enough, they get back in style. >> reporter: not just movie swag, hundreds of personal items up for grabs. this carriage starting at $3,000, a gift from dolly parton. and his rolodex, with contact information for merv griffin and cary grant and whoopi goldberg. and you will need serious cash for this stagecoach he married loni in, $10,000. it seems everything is up for sale except for that famous mustache. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, san francisco. >> he's selling 71 belt buckles. >> i feel sad for him. it's fairly tragic. i hope he gets what he's looking for. >> i wouldn't mind taking the acting class. he is teaching acting classes in florida. that sounds interesting. he could teach us how to recline naked on a bearskin rug. >> whoa!
7:18 am
>> you need a lesson in that? >> maybe i'm using my outside voice. not my inside voice. >> you just said that. >> filter. filter. >> over to rob marciano who has a better filter. >> at least put the red jacket from "smokey and the bandit" on. and in minnesota, it's snowing. there's the shot. the snow plows out last night, just a couple of inches. cold enough to get the scrapers out. this storm system is traveling east. it's not a huge one. alberta clipper out of canada. clips away, moves quickly. not more than 2 or 3 inches locally. and driving the lake effect snow machine across the great lakes. nothing like what we saw last week. it is cold. and driving down to the south. 21 degrees for the windchill in atlanta. currently feels like 26 in memphis, and feels like 12 degrees in chicago. nice weather from florida back through texas and los angeles. high temperature of 79 degrees.
7:19 am
your local forecast 30 seconds away, but first the weekend getaway brought to you by famous footwear. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area microclimate forecast. you have the daylight hours to get everything ready for the wet weather that cops in tonight and it could wash out the entire weekend. today, those we have cleaner air and the fog will lit to haze and we have lighter showers on monday and the second storm comes in tuesday and wednesday and it will be breezy the upper 50's to low sick, and low-to-mid
7:20 am
60's elsewhere. the seven-day forecast by the time we get to thursday, 3-5" in the nort and he's still here. look, dan harris has not been escorted out of the building. just how much you'll be sucking up to the bosses. >> coming up, me on a bearskin rug. actually, coming up on "gma." don't change the channel. we have real stories to tell you about. including a major break in the murder of a mom from colorado who was leading a secret double life. how police finally got the suspect. and also ahead, caught on camera, how a father used social media to track down a crook who swiped a package off his porch. a crook who swiped a package off his porch.
7:21 am
ring ring! progresso! i can't believe i'm eating bacon and rich creamy cheese before my sister's wedding well it's only 100 calories, so you'll be ready for that dress uh-huh... you don't love the dress? i love my sister... 40 flavors. 100 calories or less. mountain, reaching up to catch "we caour dreamhe highest together there is nothing we can't be. dive into the deepest oceans, dance upon the rolling seas, make a moment, keep the memory." "you'll lift me up, for we are free,
7:22 am
v/o: "wherever life takes you, take it with you." pandora: unforgettable moments. thlook what i got.p. oh my froot loops! [sniffs] let's do this? get up! get up! get up! get up! loop me! bring back the awesome... yeah! yeah! yeah! with the great taste of kellogg's froot loops. follow your nose! people with type 2 diabetes come from all walks of life.
7:23 am
if you have high blood sugar, ask your doctor about farxiga. it's a different kind of medicine that works by removing some sugar from your body. along with diet and exercise, farxiga helps lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. with one pill a day, farxiga helps lower your a1c. and, although it's not a weight-loss or blood-pressure drug, farxiga may help you lose weight and may even lower blood pressure when used with certain diabetes medicines. do not take if allergic to farxiga or its ingredients. symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include rash, swelling or difficulty breathing or swallowing. if you have any of these symptoms, stop taking farxiga and seek medical help right away. do not take farxiga if you have severe kidney problems, are on dialysis or have bladder cancer. tell your doctor right away if you have blood or red color in your urine or pain while you urinate. farxiga can cause serious side effects, including dehydration,
7:24 am
genital yeast infections in women and men, low blood sugar, kidney problems, and increased bad cholesterol. common side effects include urinary tract infections, changes in urination, and runny nose. ♪ do the walk of life ♪ yeah,you do the walk of life ♪ need to lower your blood sugar? ask your doctor about farxiga. and visit our website to learn how you may be able to get every month free. good morning, i'm eric thomas. if you live in oakland, think of this as blue friday. all oakland police officers are working this holiday. scheduled days off have been cancelled so police can respond
7:25 am
to any possible vandalism related to the michael brown grand jury decision in missouri. mayor jean quan has renewed her call for protests to remain peaceful. it's a mad dash for discounts. a lot of black friday shoppers out there this morning and a lot of fog to greet them. bay area police agencies want drivers to drive particularly cautious this morning watching for extra traffic as well as pedestrians. speaking of traffic, sears hugh hall with the latest. >> the fog lifting a bit here in walnut creek and traffic is very light out this morning. we do have a problem in the south bay, south 680 auto mall parkway with a car over on its side and it may or may not be blocking lanes. we are waiting to hear electric from the chp. use extra caution this morning. here's a look at your drive times as you're heading out this black friday morning. >> bh when we come
7:26 am
( siren wails ) ( pop music playing ) ♪ when you're ready ♪ ready, ready, ready ♪ come and get it ♪ get it, get it ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na ♪ na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na... female announcer: it's a great big world and it can all be yours. here and only here.
7:27 am
♪ come and get it. bulldog: [yawn] bulldog: i just had a dream i was at mattress discounters with tempur-pedic and the largest selection of memory foam mattresses under one roof! icomfort, by serta... optimum, by posturepedic... ahh! comforpedic, by beautyrest... ooh! 48 months interest-free financing, free delivery, and queen-size memory foam mattress sets as low as $697! that's more mattresses than you can shake a bone at. ♪ mattress discounters
7:28 am
tracking thick fog with live doppler 7 hd, it's going to be around for the better part of the morning and then hazy the morning and then hazy sunshine which will start ♪ let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together ♪ ♪ i've got some real estate here in my bag ♪ ♪ it took me four days to hitch-hike from saginaw ♪
7:29 am
♪ "i've come to look for america" ♪ female announcer: get 36 monthsnksgiving weekend interest-free financing. plus, big savings of up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic. plus, free same day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save! but mattress price wars ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend, at sleep train. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
7:30 am
♪ i want to see you smile ♪ >> that is r5 with their new single, "smile," off their upcoming album. fans have been lining up in bitter cold since midnight, below freezing temps to see them live this morning. they are die hard fans at "good morning america." >> and you know those songs. you have tween daughters. >> i get all the bubble gum pop in my house. >> saying that with slight enthusiasm. and so many of us are getting packages for the holidays. this is a great story. we have seen video of people stealing packages. how you can protect your deliver arise from being stolen.
7:31 am
one father catching a criminal on camera, you'll find out how he used social media to track him down. >> looking forward to that story. plus picking the perfect christmas tree, the dos and the don't before you buy yours. if you have purchased yours, i don't know what to tell you. i actually do have a bit of advice. >> you chopped your own tree down. >> manual saw. >> the problem is, it was your neighbor's tree. >> it was not my neighbor's tree. it was a large tree. it took a while. >> the restraining order is pending this morning. also coming up, holiday shopping strategies. it's black friday. and we have the lowdown on what to buy today and what you should wait until cyber monday to purchase. >> all of that coming up. but first, a major break in the murder of a colorado mother who led a secret double life as an escort. seven years after she was killed, police say they have caught the man with did it. he will be in court next month and matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: a long-awaited arrest in a case that haunted police and shocked a community
7:32 am
for seven years. the disappearance and murder of suburban super mom, paige birgfeld. but it was her double life that led them to the suspect. according to the sheriff, 63-year-old lester ralph jones was a client of her escort service. that's right, the single mom of three by day was a madam by night. they suspected jones immediately. >> lester jones acted alone, and we believe that's the case. >> reporter: police learned the divorced soccer mom had been running an escort service called models, inc. for years under the name carrie. friends and family in grand junction, colorado, were shocked. >> i think she realized that we would not approve. >> reporter: they knew her as the cheerful woman who sold cookware and taught children's dance lessons. >> people have to do what they have to do. >> reporter: police say jones, who was arrested for abduction
7:33 am
in 1999 and accused of kidnapping another woman that year admitted he was her cliend but that he didn't kill her. even after her torched car was found blocks away from the rv dealership he worked in 2007 shortly following her disappearance. after that, he quit the rv business and became a truck driver. but even after her remains were found in 2012, it still wasn't enough for an arrest until last week. >> there was no one else who could be responsible for paige birgfeld's disappearance and subsequent murder. >> jones faces charges of murder, second-degree murder and kidnapping. he has a $2 million bond. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> wild story. thank you. and we move on. they have been impossible to miss. throughout the holiday season, video after video of thieves stealing packages right off of people's front porches. this morning, a satisfying revenge story about a dad who turned to social media to track
7:34 am
down a crook. and reena ninan is here with the story. >> good morning, more and more across america, people are finding first class mail met with second class behavior. these days, to catch a package thief all you need is a camera and friends on social media. it is the season of giving, but for this texas thief, it's about the take. caught on this home surveillance camera taking a package. straight off jeff turner's front do doorstep. >> reporter: the package was just delivered. the thief swoops in and watch as he uses his sweatshirt to cover his face, looks around, snatches the package and flees but not before taking a quick glance at the security camera. >> the more i thought about it, the madder i got. i said, you know what? i'm going to post this to a social media site. >> reporter: he turned to friends and neighbors, posting screen grabs of the surveillance footage on his neighborhood watch facebook page. to see if anyone recognized the
7:35 am
crook. >> half a dozen of my neighbors are on it. and they saw the post. they came over to me and said, hey, i know who this kid is. >> reporter: turns out it was a local teenager. turner took mercy and didn't go to police. and that stolen package with the houston rockets sweater inside was finally returned to its rightful owner, his son, jared, just in time for thanksgiving. it's a crime we're seeing more and more this holiday season. check out this pennsylvania man pinching a package left on a porch while juggling his 1-year-old daughter in his other arm. and a woman in detroit, boldly escaping with a package under each arm. with the postal services gearing up to deliver a whopping 1.3 billion packages between thanksgiving and christmas, 10% more than last year, police said expect more holiday bandits out on the hunt. how do you bust a bandit? sign up for delivery alerts, or send yourself a decoy package with a dirty diaper.
7:36 am
see if they come back again. >> wow. >> wow. >> my own personal advice. >> somebody has a crazier mind than we knew. wow. >> i've been up all night, dan. >> such venom. >> absolutely. >> it's the holiday season. black friday gets some people excited. >> "don't do anything mean to reena ninan ever. ever." thank you, appreciate it. time now for the weather, and abc's rob marciano. >> start off in the northwest, a storm system that's driving this way. and it's going to have a couple of things with it. first off, the rain. as this cold front drives to the south. and some of the rain will be heavy at times. also some wind. winds gusting to 50 miles per hour. cold enough air into the seattle area, might see snow all the way to the valley floor. tells you how cold it is. before that happens, a flood watch for seattle. rains, 3 to 5 inches. potentially some
7:37 am
flooding across parts of washington and oregon. and rain from the south into san francisco. meanwhile, in the 60s in denver. some of that mild air moving into the northeast. the 30s today to near 60 or better over the next -- by sunday. so a good 15 to 20 degree warmup across the northeast. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco, it is foggy this morning but hazy this afternoon. not a "spare the air" day with temperatures cooler in the mid-50's to low 60's but inland and around bay, low-to-mid 60's. seven-day forecast shows it is >> this weather report brought you by macy's. they had a little party yesterday. it was two and a half miles long. a little parade. >> heard about that. >> have fun? >> always a grand tradition, a little chilly. >> thanks so much. also a big tradition, holiday shopping. we'll give you the strategies you should take with you today and what you should save for cyber monday.
7:38 am
>> and how to pick the perfect christmas trees. the dos and don'ts when buying your own. paula will teach you how to chop one down from your neighbor's yard, coming up. paula will teach you how to chop one down from your neighbor's yard, coming up. and discover an exciting combination of tastes. rich, dark chocolate covering soft centers. flavored with exotic fruit juices. it's chocolate and fruit flavors like you've never experienced before. discover brookside. this is the one. can we go for a test drive? oh sure, i'll be right back. thanks.
7:39 am
leather, running boards... carmax quality certified, low, no-haggle price, 5-day money back guarantee ... that's great... and, a roof rack for the kayak! we don't have a kayak. we could get a kayak. ready to roll? yes, we are. with more than 35,000 cars nationwide, carmax has the perfect car for...everybody. carmax. start here. ♪ even if it's your last one, always share the softness of kleenex tissues. ♪
7:40 am
♪ ♪ ♪
7:41 am
we are back here at 7:41 with what you need to know before buying your christmas tree. now that thanksgiving is over, this is a tradition at our house too. people are going out today, this weekend, to get their christmas tree, paula. >> the childhood memories, the axe, the saw, the needles sticking in your feet and
7:42 am
hurting you. for many families, cutting down the tree is an annual tradition. and getting it home and realizing that you have made a very common mistake. nothing says christmas more than trimming the tree. but sometimes the quest to find that tree -- >> there it is. >> reporter: can be as deeply religious as the holiday itself. and no one wants a charlie brown disaster. so listen to the pros of the pine. we're surrounded by trees. how many are on this property? >> there's over 100,000 trees on the property. >> reporter: jaime jones of the jones family farm in connecticut says the most common question is where are the big ones? that's where people go wrong. tip number one, size matters. >> they pick a tree out that's just a little bit too big. they get it home, the tree is
7:43 am
wrapped up, they unwrap it, boom. >> reporter: when is the best time to buy? tip number two, don't delay. >> all the best trees will be gone. i always tell people, early buyers are happy buyers. >> reporter: tip number three, it's not just the height, it's the weight. >> a heavy tree is a healthy tree. it's as simple as that. it's full of water, it's packed. dry wood means a dead tree. we don't sell dead trees. >> reporter: but whatever people buy, pets can get through it all. like on these videos posted on youtube. tip number four, pet lovers love the blue spruce. >> very sharp needles. the cats, once they find out the needles are sharp, nothing to do with the tree anymore. rt the most important secret for a healthy tree is tip number five. enough water in the stand. there's a lot of tricks out there, aspirin in the water or sugar. >> no. they're old wives tales. >> reporter: i attempt to cut down my own family tree.
7:44 am
i thought this was going to be a power saw? we have success. jones reminds me the most important part of buying a tree is creating memories. and by the time i drive home, even though i messed up rule number one -- it's too tall. whoops. this will be one tree my family will remember for quite some time. merry christmas! okay, so as we mentioned, those old wives tales, sugar, bleach, aspirin, to revive, all you have to do is make a fresh cut before you put it in the stand and keep water in the stand. >> hot water? i always heard hot water -- >> doesn't work. >> who thought aspirin would help? >> a doctor. >> exactly. >> dan -- >> i would have gone with an anti-inflammatory, personally. >> paula, thank you for those very helpful tips. >> blue spruce for the pets. >> and you can see more of
7:45 am
paula's report and how to avoid other holiday season pitfalls tonight on "20/20, true confessions." 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central on abc. >> and answer to all of the dilemmas, aspirin. >> you heard it from the master. an epic danceoff. two famous families going toe to toe on thanksgiving. who they were. and the queen of the ugly christmas sweater. the mom who has become an internet sensation. ugly christmas sweater. the mom who has become an internet sensation. we have a serious hairball issue. we clean it up, turn around, and there it is again. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle ] underneath the kitchen table, underneath my work desk, we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪
7:46 am
but do you really? [ female announcer ] neutrogena® makeup remover erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. can your makeup remover do that? [ female announcer ] neutrogena® makeup remover. can your makeup remover do that? okay buddy, what's your favorite kind of cheerios? honey nut. but... chocolate is my other favorite... but apple cinnamon is my favorite too... and fruity... oh yeah, and frosted!
7:47 am
okay, but...what's you're most favorite of all? hmm... the kind i have with you. me too. it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight. but sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. through sunday, choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice, with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? but hurry! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
7:48 am
( siren wails ) ( pop music playing ) ♪ when you're ready ♪ ready, ready, ready ♪ come and get it ♪ get it, get it ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na ♪ na na na na na na na ♪ ♪ when you're ready, come and get it ♪ ♪ na na na na... female announcer: it's a great big world and it can all be yours. here and only here. ♪ come and get it.
7:49 am
♪ can't touch this okay, so this is a key if somewhat questionable part of the holiday season. ugly, tacky christmas sweaters. and now a mom from tampa is on a mission to ensure that this year no one has to go without. her crazy creations have made her a social media sensation. and t.j. has more. >> before you laugh -- >> oh, my word. >> i need to let you know, the suit was actually my second choice. this was my first choice of attire today. now before you laugh at this sweater, or at me, you need to know that there's a woman who has turned our love/hate relationship with these christmas sweaters into something. we love to hate it, from the clark griswold classics to the
7:50 am
eyesores on "bridget jones." but this season, there's a new queen of the ugly christmas sweater. >> about two hours to make the sweater. >> reporter: behold deb in her jingle belly glory. going viral, modeling her custom-made christmas creations online. >> i put my arms out so people can see what i've done to the sleeves. >> reporter: and the crazed expression on her face, a strategic move says deb. >> my goofy face. have fun and come buy my sweater. i don't know. >> reporter: some are less amused and more horrified. one person commenting on deb's page "she scares me." another writing, "my kid saw that face and will not sleep alone." but she's smiling to the bank, her sales quadrupling, and her designs gaining global attention. >> i love it. it's so much fun when people comment and say they had a really good time in their sweater that i made.
7:51 am
>> reporter: whether it's a stroll down sesame street, or a reindeer running over grandma, deb has countless ways to fill you with holiday cheer. and the uglier the sweater the better. we should end the segment before tomb pictures are taken of us. i almost went with that one, rob. the sleeveless thing. >> i'm not ready to commit to full one. >> dan, look at this. it's like he's royalty, he doesn't want to put it on. >> well, there are a lot of reasons i didn't to want put it on. coming up, r5 performing live here on "gma." keep it here. performing live here on "gma." keep it here. saving on tools and gifts. hurry in now for $50 off this dewalt 20 volt cordless drill, and $100 off this dewalt miter saw. don't miss out on the year's best deals at lowe's. so you think santa will like these... red and green m&m's? i don't know! i never met the guy! whaaaaa! he does exist! they do exist!
7:52 am
uhm... santa? right now, you can get a single line with 3 gigs for $65 a month. 3 gigs ... is that a lot? that's about ... 100 app downloads, 45 hours of streaming music, and 6 hours of video playing. (singing) and five golden rings! ha, i see what you did... (singing) four calling birds...three french hens ...(the guys starts to fizzle out) two... turtle...doves... i really went for it there ya you did ... you really, really did now get 3 gigs of data on one line for $65 a month. switch to at&t, buy a new smartphone and get $150 credit per line. am i forgetting something? no holiday's complete without campbell's green bean casserole. wish you were here. ♪ [ doorbell ] [ gasps ] ♪ [ gong ] [ wisest kid ] m'm! m'm! good! ♪ we're not just selling the at famohottestwear, shoes of the holiday season. we're selling straight up "i'm going to kiss sara marcus under the mistletoe" confidence.
7:53 am
this year give them converse from famous footwear. victory is yours. is a really big deal.u with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so call your doctor right away. tamiflu treats the flu in people 2 weeks and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. so don't wait.
7:54 am
attack the flu virus at its source. ask your doctor about tamiflu. prescription for flu. we're celebrating the season with our chicken tortellini alfredo, made with five cheeses, and topped with smoked chicken, add a crisp, classic caesar salad for a pairing that brings comfort and joy to your dinner table. only at panera bread. ♪ when the snow comes to cover the ground. ♪ ♪ it's a time for play, it's a whipped cream day... ♪
7:55 am
♪ ♪ that's how it goes whenever it snows. ♪ ♪ the world is your snowball just for a song. ♪ ♪ get out and move it along. ♪ ♪ i want to see you smile
7:56 am
r5 is here live. they're going to make all these fans smile. they're going to make all these fans smile. good morning, i'm eric thomas. it's black friday and bay area retailers are burning the midnight oil to get you into their stores. for example, the great mall in milpitas is staying open 27 straight hours. it doesn't close until 9:00 tonight after opening the doors at 6:00 last night. weatherwise it's great friday. look at this, fog everywhere. the rain is well to our north and will stay that way during the daylight hours. after 7:00 rain is moving in and it will be here all weekend.
7:57 am
monday we'll get a little bit of a break on your seven-day forecast and they know we'll get more rain tuesday and wednesday. >> this is what it looks like out there with black friday light. bay bridge toll plaza, just a few cars coming on into san francisco. look at your mass transit, b.a.r.t. is running extra trains, longer trains to get trains, longer trains to get your ♪ let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together ♪ ♪ i've got some real estate here in my bag ♪ ♪ it took me four days to hitch-hike from saginaw ♪ ♪ "i've come to look for america" ♪ bulldog: oooh! bulldog:
7:58 am
mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: get a serta mattress, any size, for just $197 each piece when you buy the complete set. the $197 mattress sale... bulldog: oh boy! television announcer: ...ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend.
7:59 am
get three yearsuncer: interest-free financingweekend and save up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic. mattress price wars ends sunday, at sleep train.
8:00 am
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and black friday blowout. the secrets to the best deals and steals on shopping's biggest day. what you need to know before you hit the mall, and what you should wait to buy until cyber monday. the "star wars" reveal you don't want to miss. the first look at the trailer for the highlien a tis patd movie. emeril is transforming your turkey and the rest of the leftovers into a delicious feast. ♪ i want to see you smile get ready for r5. they're here live and have you smiling into the weekend as we say -- >> good morning, america. yeah!
8:01 am
♪ i want to see you smile how can you not smile when you hear that song? look at r5 ready to sing. ready for the weekend. so are all the people who have waited all night long to meet you guys. here to sing. >> and it is cold out there. these are dedicated, dedicated fans. >> yeah, and speaking of musical talent, we have a special d.j. friday. we have two-time grammy winner t-pain in the house this morning. spinning his biggest hits, like this one, "up/down." and "buy you a drink." >> you know a lot of the t-pain deep cuts? you're familiar with his discography? >> yes. >> an aficionado? >> yes. >> learn something new about paula faris all the time. and it's the movie taking over the box office right now, so many people loving "the hunger games." we will hear from one of the stars just ahead.
8:02 am
starting with the news. paula is here with that. >> good morning to all of you. begin with the black friday shopping frenzy. many stores already open. and we've already had our first unfortunate brawls. look at this. this one over televisions in houston. some shoppers camped overnight to be the first in the doors. it is the start of the busiest time of the year for the stores. the next month is make or break for many of them. in ferguson, missouri, protesters venting their anger in the michael brown case. calling for a black friday boycott. overnight, they chanted and marched through a local walmart, shutting it down completely. donations, however, pouring in to help natalie, a ferguson bakery shop owner whose business was nearly destroyed by the rioters. online supporters have raised more than $200,000 so far. and she says she has more orders than she can handle for christmas. great to hear. and breaking news right now,
8:03 am
japan on alert after a volcano began erupting for the first time in 22 years. it's disrupting hundreds of flights. the volcano is spewing magma, debris and smoke. shooting plumes of ash more than 3,000 feet in the air. and pope francis landing in turkey for a three-day visit. he landed in a controversy. critics say he should boycott a meeting at the lavish new presidential palace. they call it obnoxious. it has a thousand rooms and cost more than $600 million. and finally, who says pigs don't fly? the friendly skies, that is. a female passenger got on a u.s. airways flight in connecticut with what she called her emotional support animal. well, the pig needed emotional support. it became disruptive. the woman and the pig were off the plane. i guess she's going to have to find another way to bring it home. >> wasn't just a little piglet. >> it didn't fly, but it tried to fly.
8:04 am
almost. i turn to bacon for emotional support as well. so -- >> who doesn't like bacon? >> is that a legitimate thing? >> just took an unfortunate turn. all right. thank you, paula. more on black friday now, and some important information before you hit the stores this morning. so many great doorbuster deals out there, but maybe shouldn't cross everything off your list just yet. becky worley tells us what to buy now and what to save for cyber monday. >> reporter: deal hunters, timing is everything. with sales all week, have you missed your chance for a killer discount? stay focused, frugal friends, there are still deals to be found. let's get tactical. black friday is go time on clothing. today, old navy's whole store is 50% off. express, also 50% off. and the store averaging 65% off? jcpenney. also today, set your sights on
8:05 am
phones. the iphone 6, bundled with a gift card at walmart is the equivalent of $100 off. android phone, the galaxy s5 is a buck. not that kind of buck. $1. you can find it at best buy. and don't forget about amazon. the amazon kindle is $49 right now. normally it's 79. and if you need to buy a large appliance, today is the day. >> washers, dryers, refrigerators. you name it, these things are on sale at significant discounts. >> reporter: if you buy one thing today, make it a gift card. target has theirs at 10% off. i use those for toiletries, groceries, whatever is in here. 10% off. 20% off itunes gift cards too. now to the weekend. small business saturday sounds like a made-up marketing scheme. but lots of local stores have their steepest discounts of the year so that they can compete with the big retail chains. moving on to cyber monday and toys.
8:06 am
we have a big change in strategy. no need to wait for the last-minute christmas markdowns, buy toys on cyber monday. finally, no need to sleep in your deer blind. monday is the day to get deals on hotel rooms. 40% off in tahoe, new york triumph hotels, 30 to 50%, and the red roof inn, 30% off. stalking low prices. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, walnut creek, california. >> becky, on the lookout for us. now to "pop news" and weather coming up. t.j. has the morning menu in the social square. yes, here's a look at the "gma morning menu." we don't have thanksgiving songs going straight to christmas with jimmy kimmel and meghan trainor. they have a thanksgiving play list for you. and get ready for this. this is a doc in a box. this is a doctor you can get. this is really coming in and starting to be a big thing. you want to see this. and also, look at this. i feel out of place because my
8:07 am
name doesn't start with an r. this is r5, and just t.j., i guess. they are going to be performing. going to make you smile. they are live just ahead. and one of my atl guys, t-pain. spinning here. that's coming up live here on "gma" in times square. ♪ getting 30% off select items-on top of walmart's everyday low prices-feels a lot like winning. like 30% off select holiday décor. or as i call it, winning the neighborhood light show. ♪ 30% off select fisher-price toys. and winning best dad. again. 30% off select samsung products. yup! i'm a winner. mind: blown! money: saved! don't miss your chance to get 30% off on top of walmart's already low prices. friday from 6am to 12pm. walmart. more ways to christmas joy.
8:08 am
you don't need to think that makes our lives possible. because we do. we're exxonmobil... and powering the world responsibly is our job. because boiling an egg... isn't as simple as just boiling an egg. life takes energy. energy lives here.
8:09 am
thlook what i got.p. oh my froot loops! [sniffs] let's do this? get up! get up! get up! get up! loop me! bring back the awesome... yeah! yeah! yeah! with the great taste of kellogg's froot loops. follow your nose!
8:10 am
toasty or frosty? exactly the way you want it ... until boom, it's bedtime! your mattress is a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed. don't miss the ultimate sleep number week going on now. he's the softy. his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock, at 60. silent night not so silent? elk bellow sleep number's even got an adjustment for that. give the gift of amazing sleep only at a
8:11 am
sleep number store. this week only, save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed. know better sleep with sleep number. (coffee being poured into a cup.) ♪ save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetness from the stevia leaf. 4 hundred million vacation days go unused every year. that's the stupidest thing i've ever heard. they're paid vacation days. if you guys agreed to travel more we'll all do better in school. we'll have a better understanding of other cultures. i will learn to parler français. oui oui. we're not asking for much we just want one more day. "one more day" for help planning your one more day,
8:12 am
contact mastercard concierge services or download our new app. because one more day is priceless. oh, we got a good one this morning. who's spinning this morning? none other than atl himself, that's mr. t-pain. made his way up from georgia. good to see you, young fella. welcome back to "gma." "pop news" now, sounds better than christmas music. you into christmas music? >> i love christmas music. >> it's officially that time for christmas music. but what about thanksgiving? nobody talks about thanksgiving music. there is none. jimmy kimmel and meghan trainor come to the rescue. here is your play list for thanksgiving. ♪ i'm not bringing leftovers on the plane mom ♪ >> with soon to be classics like," mom -- why did linda bring kitchen, are they back
8:13 am
together?" "the turkey is still frozen in the middle." "long ride to the airport with clint." >> it's turkey-themed, essentially singing about everything that us from straits us. >> adam sandler had a turkey song. am i the only one who remembers? >> yes. apparently, yes. >> carry on. >> we will carry on. we had a celebrity battle yesterday on instagram. battling on thanksgiving day. they had a danceoff. it was the hudsons versus the houghs. we're going to show you the hudsons first. and see who did better. listen. ♪ now it -- it -- it might take you a second to figure this out, the top and the far right, the lady dancing, that's kate hudson in the back. >> is kurt russell there? >> yes. >> and the far side of the couch, that is the guy who's in "22 jumpstreet." >> i'll take your word for.
8:14 am
>> it's kurt russell's and goldie hawn's son. >> but, they challenged the houghs. they are professional dancers. >> that's not fair. ♪ ♪ light it on fire >> the turkey comes in at the end. but that's pitbull's "fireball" they're dancing to. and it was bruno mars' "uptown funk" earlier. >> it's not fair. not a competition. >> they're missing a cameo by a bumble bee. >> this video is fantastic. they made three or four each yesterday, going back and forth on instagram. the wine was a theme yesterday in some of the videos. they are telling me you're the cat guy. you like cats. >> yeah. they have to make me look at pathetic as possible. >> it's okay. it's not pathetic. i like cats too. always have cats as pets. it's a cute story but a serious story. the aspca getting together and putting together thanksgiving-themed memes having to do with cats.
8:15 am
look at a couple here, this is randall, saying are you gonna finish that? aw. it's okay. the next one here apparently had too much turkey. diet starts tomorrow. that's a fat cat. and then we have this one, the last one i picked, just because of the name, is vanilla ice. i like the cat's name. this is cute and adorable. for a good cause. the aspca trying to get a lot of these cats adopted. you can get them -- today is the fourth annual cat day. you can get a discounted price. there's good behind it, it's cute and all that. but they get attention. >> it's no joke, hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs are put down every year. if you can give them a good home. you should go ahead and do so. as much as i love cats, i have three. i love dogs. i took a picture and posted on instagram yesterday. a thanksgiving thief lurking
8:16 am
8:17 am
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area microclimate forecast. you have the daylight hours to get everything ready for the wet weather that cops in tonight and it could wash out the entire weekend. today, those we have cleaner air and the fog will lit to haze and we have lighter showers on monday and the second storm comes in tuesday and wednesday and it will be breezy the upper 50's to low sick, and low-to-mid 60's elsewhere. the seven-day forecast by the time we get to thursday, 3-5" in >> nice work. it is cold, but they are enthusiastic. t.j., back to you. >> r5, can't wait to get to that. first, we are kicking off the heat index. and the family beating the odds in an unusual way. they have 12 children, but all of them are boys. and now number 13 is on the way.
8:18 am
the big question i know you're asking, will they keep that streak going? abc's juju chang has their story. >> reporter: you know what they say, everything is cheaper by the dozen. >> cheese. >> reporter: but jay and kateri a real life couple from michigan with 12 kids, don't quite see it that way. >> there's nothing cheap about that crew. >> reporter: that crew, 12 rambunctious boys. yeah, you heard right, boys. ranging from 22 years old to 15 months. and that's not all. >> we're expecting number 13. >> reporter: due this may. 13 kids in roughly 23 years. could lucky number 13 be a girl? >> it's always been a boy. we're just kind of expecting a boy. >> reporter: we took a vote on what the family thought the sex would be. the tally, 6 want a boy, 7 voted for a girl. but would baby tucker's vote even the count? >> boy or girl? more, more.
8:19 am
just more. >> more kids. we like the surprise. and we just like to wait until the moment. >> reporter: but until that surprise bundle arrives, mommy, who's one of 14 children herself, will have to stick it out with the house full of y chromosomes. >> definitely outnumbered at times. rarely do i win voting on something. >> reporter: all the boys pitch in around the house. sometimes even changing diapers. >> most of them have informed us if it is a little girl, they will have nothing to do with diaper changing. >> reporter: but one thing that wouldn't change, everyone comes home from the hospital in the same onesie, even dad. >> and i guess if a little girl does show up, she'll come home in the same yellow outfit. >> reporter: they are not the only well-known large family. there's the duggars with 19 kids and counting. and there's no talk of them getting a reality show, for right now, they're happy with their own reality.
8:20 am
>> i've grown up with 11 of my best friends. and i wouldn't have it any other way. >> hey! >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> who wouldn't want 13 boys? >> uh -- >> that's a lot. could you imagine the food bill? >> yeah. >> just get a trough. like a bunch of dogs. >> that's a big health care bill. imagine the broken bones. >> what a great segue. we have been talking about the doc in a box all morning, right? and the doc in a box. next up, a new way to see the doctor without making an appointment or going out of your way. virtual doctors' offices are popping up in stores across the country, allowing you to get a quick checkup when you shop. forget making appointments weeks in advance, sitting in a crowded waiting room and waiting to see the doctor, the doctor will see you now at your convenience. even while you're grocery shopping. >> what brings you into health spot today?
8:21 am
>> reporter: nicole is having ear pain and sinus pressure and it's too difficult to get into the regular doctor. >> it's convenient to be able to grocery shop and visit the doctor. >> reporter: the physicians assistant on the screen walks through an ear exam, using the same medical devices that he would use in an in-office exam. >> look in your ears. that looks good. the other side. >> reporter: so he can have a virtual look at her eardrum and listen to her lungs. while someone onsite cleans the equipment between patients. >> i felt more involved because i can see what they are seeing rather than just relying on their word. and i got to use all the instruments. that's a real draw for me. >> reporter: health spot, which is currently in four states, accepts a variety of insurances. but if you don't have insurance, the fee is reasonable. $49 to $79, a far cry from the usual doctor's office fee. >> we want to get out into the communities and provide care for
8:22 am
patients. and meet them where they are in their every day life. >> reporter: but it's not for every patient. medical professionals stress this is for minor ailments, a sore throat, a cold, pink eye. in nicole's case, an upper respiratory virus. >> minor illnesses, many can be handled over the phone. seeing someone across the screen adds something there. i would hope that someone with a serious illness doesn't go to one of these booths. >> like dr. besser said, minor ailments. but it's going to relieve is pressure on emergency rooms. think how many times they said i think i have a sinus infection, don't want to go to the doctor. can't take time off. that's where it comes in. >> affordable access. switching gears, we know that the "hunger games" is the biggest movie in the country. the third installment taking in a whopping $121 million on its opening weekend. i recently sat down with one of the stars, the great jeffrey
8:23 am
wright, who plays a tech wiz. here he is in a scene arming katniss played by jennifer lawrence. >> regular, incendiary, explosive arrows. all color-coded. tell finnick we have a trident ready for him. might just cure him -- cure him up. let's -- not fire the red ones in here. >> these are interesting movies. they're not only really entertaining and thrilling, but there's a lot of commentary and social commentary embedded in the plot. >> absolutely. i think that's what's most exciting about being a part of these films. they're big budget storytelling and you have all the bells and whistles that you would expect from films of this scale. but at the same time they're geared for young audiences. and they're not cynical. they're not taking for granted the intelligence of the audience and trying to speak to real
8:24 am
relevant and topical issues that are existing outside of the cinema. what we find at this point in the storytelling, a society at war with itself. >> we're getting a lot of questions for you on social media. first we have one from cassandra on instagram. she's asking if you could play another character other than your own, who would it be? >> you know, it wouldn't be effie, i don't know if the wigs would suit me and the heels. i think peeta's story is a really fascinating one. and josh hutcherson does a great job portraying him. it's a fantastically wild arc. it's kind of reminiscent to me of the story of post-traumatic stress disorder. and it's the story of a warrior dealing with the consequences of war. and trying to reclaim himself and the things this he loves and holds dear. i think it's a really thrilling character. i think maybe i'd tackle that one.
8:25 am
>> one last question from social media. this is a serious movie. but this is from jessica, is it hard when you have mistakes to get back into serious mode? >> we ride the mistakes. it is only because everyone around you is, you know, kind of jabbing you about the mistake you made. everything is so light-hearted. and it's really wonderful. it's a real lesson for me. particularly coming from jennifer. yes, these are intense stories, but we're acting, you know? you know, do your work well, be committed to it. but have a good time doing it. i think that's probably a good idea for anyone, you know? find what you love, do it well and enjoy it. >> amen. >> yeah. >> i'm a fan, a thrill to meet you. appreciate it. "the hunger games: mockingjay, part 1" is in theaters now. i really am a fan. he's a great guy. he's interested in social justice. helping to fight ebola, and in "boardwalk empire" on hbo, he's phenomenal. just a fantastic actor. thank you to him.
8:26 am
coming up on "gma," the r5 pr foreign ministering live. plus t-pain is here on this d.j. friday spinning his hottest hits for us all morning long. ♪
8:27 am
good morning, i'm eric thomas. it's a mad dash for discounts. there's a lot of black friday shoppers out there making that mad dash. a spokesman for the livermore premium outlet says they're already seeing stronger sales with shoppers taking advantage of big discounts, up to 60% off. if free parking and pie sounds good, head to oakland. the city is offering a number of incentives today tone courage holiday shoppers to visit local businesses. some businesses are recovering after being hit by vandals protesting the ferguson, missouri, decision. black friday light, right? >> that's exactly right. in emeryville the fog has
8:28 am
lifted. you can see the freeway here, the east shore freeway moving at the limit all the way to the bay bridge. we still have a fog advisory for the golden gate and there's an overturned accident facing the wrong way south 101 sierra point parkway. chp on scene. it should be cleared shortly. >> when we come back meteorologist mike nicco is tracking television announcer: mattress discounters' mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale is ending sunday, thanksgiving weekend. bulldog: mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: that means sunday is your last chance to get a serta mattress, any size, for just $197 each piece when you buy the complete set. bulldog: any size mattress - twin, full, queen, or king - for one low price! and they'll deliver it free. television announcer: the $197 mattress sale... bulldog: oh boy! television announcer: ...ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend. ♪ mattress discounters
8:29 am
female announcer: get 36 monthsnksgiving weekend interest-free financing. plus, big savings of up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic. plus, free same day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save! but mattress price wars ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend, at sleep train. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ we're back and the fog is on the move. you can see it through the east bay hills camera looking back toward mt. diablo.
8:30 am
half a mile in santa rosa is as low as it gets right now. hazy sunshine, a few high clouds late this afternoon. rain moves into the north pay after 5:00, the rest of the bay ♪ i want to see you smile ♪ there is r5. one of the hottest young bands on the planet right now. and their fans here to see them perform. some of them waiting in the cold, the freezing cold, since midnight. and now they're all warming up in our studio. and i know they all can't wait to hear their now single, "smile," coming up. >> the fans, super dedicated, waiting outside for many hours. and we have the two-time grammy award winning t-pain, and spinning the hottest hits, including this. and flo rider. let me and you a quick question. >> what?
8:31 am
>> you are very much associated with auto tune, but -- but -- there is a video that has gone viral recently. i was watching it this morning in my office, as a matter of fact, where you sing with no auto tune. and you have a beautiful voice. >> yeah, i'm pretty awesome. i'm pretty good. yeah, man, it was time to do something like that. people needed to know. nobody ever asked. when npr called and they were ready to let me shine my light on everybody and i said much obliged. no problem. >> the world needed to know you're not just auto tune. >> yep. pretty awesome. >> let me tell you as we celebrate your awesomeness, you have your new greatest hits album "t-pain presents happy hour: greatest hits." >> so far. more to come. >> i'm going to use that line today. you're here the rest of the morning.
8:32 am
keep on spinning it. >> i'm here. >> man of many talents, but can you cook? emeril is going to show you how to transform the thanksgiving leftovers, turkey and stuffing. what do you do with it all? >> i have read is days number one day in all of days for the use of mayonnaise. >> in between two slices of bread -- >> i do not like mayonnaise. >> we will get to amy's fears and foibles later in the show. you hear the music, this is big news for "star wars" fans. so much buzz, "star wars: the force awakens," latest chapter isn't until next december but this morning, we have the first look at the trailer. check it out.
8:33 am
>> there's been an awaken iing. have you felt it? ♪ ♪ >> the dark side and the light. ♪
8:34 am
[ "star wars" theme plays ] >> i'm excited to see that. >> me, too. >> bummer we have to wait a year but i'm excited. >> let's get it outside for rob and one more last check of the weather. 6 >> good morning, guys. still cold out. still a huge crowd. we have a special treat for you with some fine military men. but first, the weather. storm moving into the northwest. bringing serious snow, up to 2 feet in the higher elevations and winds up to 70 miles per hour. low visibility. take the snow pack. and the warmup is on for the weekend, 10 to 20 degrees warmer over the weekend. driet weather across the southern plains. and the rain spreading to the south through sunday. that is a quick check on your
8:35 am
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco, it is foggy this morning but hazy this afternoon. not a "spare the air" day with temperatures cooler in the mid-50's to low 60's but inland and around bay, low-to-mid 60's. seven-day forecast shows it is raining tonigh >> oh, yeah, this weather is brought to you by mastercard. the joy of giving is what the holiday season is all about. for more than 60 years, the walt disney company has supported the toys for tots foundation. here's more. >> every kid deserves a little joy. a toy. it's not just a thing. it's a chance to spread joy from one person to another. this holiday season, be inspired. donate a new, unwrapped toy to toys for tots. go to toysfortots.org be inspired. >> we're happy to have you with us with several cleebs.
8:36 am
tell us about the program and how people can get involved. >> go to toysfortots.org. we are all across the nation, 750 across the nation. here in new york city you can donate orriest toys as well. >> it's that easy. you pick up an iron man 3 like the friend behind us, something the kids want to play with. anything specific to stay away from or encouraged to donate? >> my recommendation is to go to toys r us and find something that looks fun to you. put it in a box and make a children's christmas this year. >> opens it up to a lot of options. staff sergeant ramirez, you called me sir. make me feel old. thanks for your service. thank you very much. back to you guys. >> thank you, rob, staff sergeant. coming up on "gma," emeril transforming the leftovers. not too much mayonnaise. and t-pain is here with the biggest hits of his just beginning career.
8:37 am
it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight. but sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. through sunday, choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice, with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing,
8:38 am
two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? but hurry! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event ends sunday. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ start a revolution a revolution in coffee quality with the finest nespresso coffee blends. a revolution in technology with unique centrifusion. a revolution in taste with a naturally formed crema on both coffee and espresso. nespresso vertuoline. experience the revolution of coffee.
8:39 am
8:40 am
welcome back, everyone. thanksgiving dinner, might be a fond memory after the guests have gone home. but the leftovers linger on. and emeril lagasse is here to join us with the ideas for upgrading the uneaten turkey. >> thank you. >> we are all still recovering from the turkey hangover. i'm not in the mood for turkey. but you have a wild version. >> it's amazing to me how many people wait for the leftovers the day after. and we've done, over the years, some really amazing things. and we are going to do a casserole today. really simple, using our turkey and a few other simple ingredients. >> bacon? >> yes. >> any time bacon is involved, it's going to be delicious. >> exactly. i have cut bacon i've rendered down. and the next ingredient is mushrooms. i have shiitake mushrooms.
8:41 am
to that, add onion and celery and thyme. they will cook down. now once that cooks maybe about 6 to 8 minutes. >> okay. >> then what we're going to do, we're going to make the roux. which is using flour, you can use cornstarch. you can add the flour, stir that in and fold that in. >> i'm folding. >> it will start to cook down. >> oops. >> that's okay. >> we have a mushroom -- >> once the flour cooks, add some white wine and we're going to add some chicken broth. and this is really what's going to make -- this is really what's going to make the sort of this mushroom gravy, if you will. this is what i have. >> this is smelling amazing. this is cooked down. >> this is cooked down. after this, you can see we have a nice sauce. now what we're going to do, i wanted to use spinach today.
8:42 am
we have spinach, and then we take our leftover turkey -- >> there's the turkey, cubed. >> cubed up. now maybe you had a rice dressing. maybe you had some sort of stuffing. you could do that as well. i have rice to incorporate, and then, of course, cheese. then what happens is we butter the casserole. >> butter's good. >> we pour the mixture in the casserole. 350 degrees, bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. it gets all bubbly. >> can i try it? >> yes. all bubbly and delicious. you have another meal. you have a meal for the weekend. >> right. >> you could make this the day after, serve it saturday night for dinner. right? isn't it delicious? >> you want a bite. i see there's also a turkey wrap. >> well, here's the thing. this is, you know, you have tortillas, what you can do, and i love this, i take a little bit
8:43 am
of the stuffing, a little bit of the turkey, a little bit of the cranberry sauce, lettuce and make your own little wrap. or you can just chop the lettuce and have a chopped salad. >> couple of options, wrap it or put it in a salad. >> exactly. >> i made ham, can i use the same concept for ham? >> perfect. >> all right. >> and you can add to that, if you like tomatoes, onion, red onion, iceberg lettuce, you can get as creative as you want. the casserole, i love. you can incorporate a whole bunch of leftovers. >> this is fantastic. >> isn't it delicious? >> last year you went out to dinner for thanksgiving. >> worst mistake. >> this year you cooked specifically to have the leftovers. >> i always cook, but last year for some reason we did go out, and i never had any leftovers. this is not good. >> we love you. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you so much. >> so good. for all of emeril's recipes and
8:44 am
even more ideas for leftovers, head to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> so good. all right. it's time for something that is going to make you smile. r5 with their live performance only on "gma." it's coming up. ♪
8:45 am
8:46 am
♪ i want to see you smile we are all very excited to have r5 back on "gma." we got a look at them at the twitter mirror. do we have a picture of them being wacky? there it is. and they are going to make us smile with a brand new song off their second album. thank you for being here on black friday.
8:47 am
a lot of fans out here. and you all were able to make your debut performance at the preshow for the american music awards. what was it like performing? >> it's fun. everybody is there at the amas. and we were playing the same song, we are passionate about it. >> you wrote it for the obvious reason, everybody likes to smile? >> that's it. fits our personalities very much. when we play the shows and music, we want people to just really enjoy it and smile. >> i think you can see that by the crowd here. and you -- [ cheers and applause ] you shot the video in reverse, explain that to me? >> we spent a week in preparation learning the song backwards to sing it. and shot in reverse. when you see it backwards, it's in reverse. >> the music video in reverse is coming out pretty soon. and it's -- we're really, really excited about that. it was really difficult.
8:48 am
>> because if you didn't smile the first time, you're going smile in reverse. >> right. all the smiles are in reverse. >> that's interesting. let's get to the reason why everyone is here. this is r5 with their new single "smile." >> three, four. ♪ ♪ go ♪ today i feel like running naked through your street to get your attention ♪ ♪ whoa oh, oh ♪ i broke up with my girl so tell me where to meet ♪ ♪ or did i mention ♪ whoa oh, oh ♪ i dream on, i dream about you
8:49 am
what can i do to make you feel all right ♪ ♪ baby i don't want to see you cry, no ♪ ♪ i want to see you smile ♪ i want to see you smile ♪ today i feel like blowing all my cash on you ♪ ♪ i'd buy you anything until i'm broke ♪ ♪ broke, broke ♪ today i want to turn your skies from gray to blue ♪ ♪ and if it rains on you i'll be your coat ♪ ♪ whoa oh, oh ♪ i dream on, i dream about you what can i do to make you feel all right ♪ ♪ baby i don't want to see you cry, no ♪
8:50 am
♪ i want to see you smile ♪ i want to see you smile ♪ let me take your picture baby ♪ ♪ i'll save it for a rainy day >> nice. ♪ i don't need much ♪ i guess i'm just old-fashioned in that way ♪ ♪ so on the count three, let's hear you ♪ ♪ one, a two, a one, a one, two, a one, two, three ♪ ♪ smile ♪ oh, oh
8:51 am
♪ i wanna make you smile ♪ oh, it's the things you do ♪ everything you do, yeah ♪ i wanna make you smile ♪ i wanna see you smile ♪ >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
8:52 am
8:53 am
what these kids want, your kids have. at st. jude children's research hospital, we're fighting for the health of kids who aren't as lucky as yours. our treatments are used in hospitals all across america. and no family ever pays st. jude for anything. give thanks for the healthy kids in your life. and give to those who are not. go to st. jude dot org or shop wherever you see the st. jude logo.
8:54 am
♪ all day long, "gma," megadeals and steals for cyber monday. >> and t-pain wants you to know, he can sing.
8:55 am
it's not just auto tune. and a big thanks to r5 for a great performance. and just to say, please, take care of your drummer. he put up a sign, he's in distress. they have one more song, it's called "things are looking up." thanks, guys. ♪ ♪ woohoo ♪ woohoo ♪ woohoo ♪ woohoo ♪ you're a business i was a startup you were like high speed i was on dial up ♪ ♪ i needed caffeine you were a starbucks ♪ starbucks ♪ ♪ a double shot you were a -- i was a remix ♪ you were the sunshine i was the raincheck ♪ you were my rolex
8:56 am
♪ i couldn't get it right until you opened up my eyes you turned my whole world upside down ♪ ♪ go ♪ oh, oh ♪ things are looking up ♪ things are looking up ♪ star in the sky ♪ yeah ♪ things are looking up ♪ had about enough look at the ground ♪ ♪ i couldn't find my star in the sky but now i find you things are looking up ♪ ♪ you were a diamond -- bulldog: oooh! bulldog: mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: get a serta mattress, any size, for just $197 each piece when you buy the complete set. the $197 mattress sale...
8:57 am
bulldog: oh boy! television announcer: ...ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend. i've been babysitting these kids for years. there's like eight of them - eight? may three. i don't know whatever. it's like really hard to keep track of them. it's a pretty big house. anyway, that's why i really love this nest protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. it tells you which room the smoke is in and tells you when things are getting bad. heads up - there's smoke upstairs. that's probably taylor. he's like so into fireworks right now. anyway, it's nice to- emergency - there's smoke upstairs. i should probably go.
8:58 am
nest protect. welcome to a more thoughtful home. get three yearsuncer: interest-free financingweekend and save up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic.
8:59 am
mattress price wars ends sunday, at sleep train. good morning, i'm eric thomas. let's check in on meteorologist mike nicco's forecast. >> thank you very much. good morning, everybody. still having issues with fog. one mile at sfo and san carlos, less than a quarter of a mile in petaluma but it is lifting to hazy sunshine and clouds later this afternoon. rain is moving into the north bay around 5:00, into the heart of the bay around 10:00, 11:00 and all of us will be wet tomorrow morning. looking at 1 to 3 inches, 3 to 6 in the north bay. temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s all weekend. fog is lifting here at emeryville, the east shore
9:00 am
freeway. not a factor there but it is still a problem across the golden gate bridge. earlier accident cleared here but we have a new one 580 westbound just past have >> announcer: the following is a special presentation of espn on abc. welcome to espn on abc's coverage of college football. presented by kay jewelers. part of espn's rivalry series. presented by jiffy lube. here come the hawkeyes. on a frigid day here at kinnick stadium in iowa city. the hawkeyes set to host nebraska. hi, again, everyone. bob wischusen, matt millen.

234 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on