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good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm john berman. it's saturday, november 20th. this morning, patdown uproar. as one of the busiest travel weeks of the year begins, more anger and protests at intrusive airport patdowns. why are airline pilots now getting a pass? and wheel tell you this breast cancer survivor's horror story. holding out hope. the families of the 29 miners still missing after an explosion in a new zealand coal mine are praying for a miracle. but it's still too dangerous for rescuers to go in. we have the latest. murder mystery. more twists in the case of a high-powered movie publicist shot and killed in beverly hills. was she targeted? the case is consuming hollywood. we go inside the investigation. and dancing drama.
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the fbi is investigating a threatening letter sent to "dancing with the stars." was it intended for bristol palin? and we want to welcome john berman this morning, who is in for a vacationing dan. you woke up early to come in and hang us with us. >> thank you so much. it's great to be here. bianna's been in london with the dukes and earls and duchesses covering the royal engagement. big news. >> we thought we would get word of when and where the wedding would take place yesterday. we still haven't. but there's a lot of other questions. specifically, what will she be wearing? everyone wants to know who is going to design the royal wedding dress of the century, they're calling it. >> i want to know. and ron's been away, too. it's like a big reunion show today. ron's been hitting college campuses, all across the country, in search for the best place for students to eat, drink and be merry.
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did the spot you used to hang out in make the cut? maybe you're there right now. >> if you like the pizza there. we'll get more on that later. we do have a lot of other news this morning, including president obama back overseas. he's trying to get nato and european nations to agree on a unified approach to the transition in afghanistan. the president wants the u.s. out by 2014. but there is some resistance. we'll have a live report coming up. but we're going to begin with a lot of angry airline passengers, as we head into the heavy thanksgiving holiday travel period. 24 million people are expected to fly this week. that means up to 2.5 million people a day will be moving through the nation's airports. and they're all facing new, heightened tsa security measures. jeremy hubbard is at la guardia airport with the latest this morning. good morning, jeremy. >> reporter: good morning, john. despite fliers across the country complaining of being groped and violated, the tsa isn't backing away from new rules when it comes with to airline passengers. but they have done an about-face for airline pilots. allowing them to now skip the
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controversial screeners and patdowns. it is a victory for the pilots, who'd sued over the new security measures, calling them unnecessary and demeaning. but there's no such reprieve for the 24 million thanksgiving week air passengers. we sent producers to four airports all across the country. at some, they wouldn't allow us to film the patdowns. but look at this in denver. nothing, it seems, is left untouched. still, from southern california -- >> they had patted me down. that was about it. >> reporter: to texas -- >> it keeps me safer, no problem. >> reporter: to illinois. the passengers we talked to were nearly unanimous about the new security measures. >> they didn't have an issue today in terms of feeling like there was any invasion of privacy. >> reporter: in fact, a poll earlier this month showed americans resoundingly approve of the new body scanners. and the vast majority, some 84% of us, think they'll help stop terrorism. but striking a balance between security and privacy is proving difficult.
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and the chorus of complaints over the new patdowns now stretches from washington, to the web. >> if you touch my junk, i'm gonna have you arrested. >> reporter: fueled with stories like catherine bossi's. she's a flight attendant and cancer survivor. forced to take off her prosthetic breast during a tsa patdown. >> i was horribly shocked. yes, i was. i was embarrassed. and ashamed. i had cancer. and this was the way i was being treated. >> reporter: all across the country, passengers are left feeling vulnerable and violated. like this ohio mom. >> she went down to the bottom of my legs and went into my inner thighs and touched my genital area. as a law-abiding american citizen, mom traveling with her baby, i should not have been subjected to that search. >> reporter: some horror stories, include. but the tsa agents they're just doing their job. in fact, they are allowed, under the new rules, to use the back or front of their hand, to potdown anywhere on your body. breast, buttocks, thighs. they can ask women to go into a special screening area, take off their skirts and put
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on a special robe or gown for a patdown. here with us, the first head of the tsa, john magaw. i want to talk about a man currently at the helm of the tsa, saying this is for passengers' own good. do you agree with that? especially when you hear of cancer survivors, grandmother, women having to disrobe. having to go through those types of proceedings. >> absolutely, agree. back a couple years ago, we had the bomber that wore underneath their clothing in the abdominal area and chest area. then, we had the liquid bombs. then, we had parts of bombs taken on planes by two or three different people, who were going to try to put them together in the restroom. then, the shoe bomber. the shoe bomber, a lot of people have scoffed at that. that bomb, had his socks not been wet, would have gone off. and we would have lost that airplane. now, you have the growing bomber. the bomber that failed because the chemistry wasn't right in
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it. it's been weeks since that bomb took place -- that bomber was apprehended, to develop a procedure to go through. yes, i feel it's very important. but it has to be done. these tsa are professional people. they're your brothers and sisters and mothers and fathers. they're dedicated to the security of this country. they're public servants. and they're very caring. so, it has to be done with courtesy. it has to be done in the proper manner. that's why it's been three or four months to get this procedure in place. with 35,000 people, are you going to have a few make mistakes? yes. >> it sounds like a little more than a few. i want to ask how they're trained to go through the procedures. one passenger told a local arizona news station about her experience. and she said, she ran her hand like this up in the inside of my leg. but she did it so rough and hard, she lifted my heels off the ground. is that really necessary? and is that how they're trained? >> no, absolutely not.
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that is not the way they're trained. they go up both sides of the leg, to the bottom of the torso. and the same way on the other leg. and if something is felt there that is not -- doesn't meet their standards, there's further examination. and there's been some people who try to get through that, to see if you could find something there. and they have found it. so, that threat is out there. and if we don't close it, we're going to have another attempt. >> i want to ask you about the x-ray machines. there's concern that the radiation could be dangerous for people that particularly travel quite frequently. is there reason to be concerned? >> well, the tests were done. many, many tests, by reputable laboratories. not only tsa laboratories, but independent laboratories. and there's all kinds of statistics available on the internet now that show what the exposure is. now, if you were going through it every day, two or three times a day, then maybe over a period of years, you may have a problem. i'm not an expert in that area. but i know that the normal
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traveler, the traveler -- the person who travels four or five times a week, is not in any danger. >> quickly, i just want to ask you this last question because politicians are becoming involved, as well. one florida congressman is suggesting that private sector should be stepping in in place of the tsa. we're seeing that take place in more and more airports across the country. are they more effective? >> you're not seeing it more and more. back when the law was first set up, you had a choice. you had a few airports. now, you have a few more smaller airports. but none of your major airports. >> do you predict we will see it go on to major airports? >> i don't believe so. i don't believe so. i believe that the professional staff that we have now is going to continue to do a great job for in country. and will the best opportunity for us all to be safe. >> john magaw, we have to leave it there. thank you for coming in. we appreciate it. john? >> thanks, bianna. president obama is in europe this morning,
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pressing nato allies on a new timetable to remove combat forces from afghanistan. it is a plan that has many skeptics. david kerley is covering the two-day summit in lisbon, portugal. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, john. since he became president, mr. obama has been looking for a way to get out of afghanistan. this morning, he's presenting his plan. and he wants the allies on the same page. >> our transition to full afghan lead between 2011 and 2014. and the long-term partnership that we're building in afghanistan. >> reporter: the president's plan is ambitious. to transition to hand over all security to the afghan army and police in just four years. but as of this morning, not one province, not one district, has been turned over to afghan security forces. >> i would actually say it has about a 70% chance of success, if i had to put a number on it. i really don't see any other way other than this plan to slowly transfer security control to afghan national security forces. >> reporter: the president has
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not said how many noncombat troops will remain after four years. but it will likely be in the tens of thousands. the vice president was blunt, some say condescending, towards the afghans about the coming withdrawals. >> let me tell you. daddy's going to start to take the training wheels off in october. i mean, next july. so, you better practice right. >> reporter: the president continued to pressure the u.s. senate to approve that new nuclear arms treaty with russia, known as new s.t.a.r.t., suggesting that republicans are jeopardizing international security. >> just as this is a matter of national security to the united states, the message i have received since i arrive from the fellow members here at nato, the message could not be clearer. new s.t.a.r.t. will strengthen our alliance. and it will strengthen european security. >> reporter: the president continues to push for that treaty in his morning address. he also announced there's a new missile defense plan, nato's agreed to, that would protect
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all of the united states and all of europe, as well. >> david, thank you. we want to stay overseas. turning, now, to new zealand, where the fate of 29 coal miners trapped underground after an explosion is still unknown. and it's still too dangerous for rescuers to go in after them. miguel marquez is following the story from london for us. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. it's been more than 30 hours since that explosion. there are phones, emergency phones, in that mine, that officials have been ringing constantly since the explosion. but so far, no answer. the hope at this point, these men have found a pocket of fresh air and are sitting tight. >> just want my boy home. >> reporter: an excruciating waiting game for the families of 29 miners trapped about a mile below ground. lawrie drew's 29-year-old son, zen, is one of them. >> i am not scared of nothing. i'll go into the mine myself. >> reporter: there's been zero contact with the men since the
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explosion friday at the pike river coal mine on new zealand's south island. the biggest frustration, rescue efforts can't even begin. the chance of a second explosion, too great. >> one of the key things we're facing at the moment is the environment is somewhat unstable. and i'm not prepared to put crews down below ground until we can stabilize the environment and it's safe for them to go in. >> reporter: meanwhile, families of the miners are upset. officials won't let them near the mine during their agonizing wait. >> we want to be on site so when they walk out, we're there. it's good, all the rescue guys. it's awesome. but it's not loved ones. and i'm thinking of while they're there, that's why we want to be there. >> reporter: the miners had enough emergency air on them to last an hour, more than enough time to get to a ventilation shaft if they weren't killed or injured in the explosion. perhaps giving families some hope, the story of the 33 chilean miners. it took 17 days before they were
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found to be alive. and another 52 days to free them. but the two mines couldn't be more different. in chile, the mine bore straight down. the trapped miners 2,300 feet below the surface. in new zealand, the mine, horizontal. the trapped men, much closer to the surface. now, these men in new zealand are about 300 feet below the surface. so, much different than the chilean mine. one hopeful sign, officials say, is that the roof of the mine has not collapsed. emergency crews are there, on the ground, ready to go, as soon as they get the go ahead. bianna, back to you. >> all right. miguel, thank you. one thing you can be somewhat hopeful for, like he said, it took 17 days before we finally found out that the chilean miners were okay. but it's a dangerous profession. >> we have reason to hope, because of chile. ron? >> hi. >> i was hoping to see you this morning. >> welcome back, by the way. good morning. good morning, everyone. parts of the west are getting slammed by powerful winter-like storms today. up to two feet of snow fell in washington state.
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there was heavy rain and mountain snow, all the way from california into utah and montana. another storm, meanwhile, is moving into washington state and oregon, bringing even more snow and rain. and high winds, this time. winter warnings and watches have been posted in 11 western states. pakistan has rejected a u.s. request to expand the areas where u.s. drone missiles can strike at suspected terrorists. attacks by remote-controlled drones against taliban or al qaeda targets increased to 100 so far this year. pakistan refused to go along with the u.s. request, as a sign of the rising tensions over this issue. some errant air strikes have killed members of the pakistani military earlier this year. and the cholera outbreak in haiti is spreading. frustration, meanwhile, boiled over in the streets, as medical facilities are having trouble coping with the large number of people in need of treatment. the epidemic has now killed more than 1,000 people in haiti. and sarah palin is suing a website for publishing unauthorized excerpts of her book. harper collins filed a lawsuit against the
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gawker website. before its release, next tuesday. the lawsuit asks that gawker be banned from posting anymore portions of that book. finally, adopt a pet for the holidays at macy's in san francisco, california. santa claus unveiled the new window displays, to the delight of children. all of the dogs and cats are up for adoption. i thought santa was at the north pole. he's in san francisco. there you go. how about that? now, for a quick look at the weather. fog shrouds cities from indianapolis, to memphis, to new orleans, louisiana. gusty winds in the northeast, but milder temperatures. warm temperatures in much of the south. and the stormiest weather is in the west, as we were talking about, with a large area of heavy snow and rain.
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mr. john berman? >> thanks, ron. "dancing with the stars" has already seen its fair share of on-screen drama this season. but the drama became very real when a threatening letter containing white powder showed up at the show's production office. mike marusarz is here with the details. mike? >> reporter: john, good morning to you. a staff member of "dancing with the stars" discovered the letter late last night. now, the fbi wants to know, who sent it? the scare forced the evacuation of the los angeles studio used to shoot "dancing with the stars." someone discovered the threatening letter covered in a white, suspicious powder in the mail room. show spokeswoman, amy astley, issued a statement, saying measures were taken to secure
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the area and ensure the safety of personnel. ultimately, we were advised by the l.a. fire department that the substance was determined to be talcum powder. tmz says the letter targeted bristol palin. but that was not confirmed by the show. it's the latest turn in a controversial week for the show. on tuesday, sarah palin's daughter survived a shocking elimination night, advancing to the finals over singer, brandy, who earned perfect scores. >> brandy and maks. >> reporter: outraged viewers flooded abc with complaints. one man was even arrested for shooting his tv, disgusted at palin's dancing. this isn't the first scare for a dancing contestant. >> i had to move. i changed cars. i changed dance studios. couldn't go to the grove, go shopping, things like that. i think sticking with "dancing with the stars," i was given the option to pull out and go home. but i decided to stay with it. >> reporter: in 2009, olympian,
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shawn johnson, was stalked by an obsessed fan, who drove from florida to california. he climbed the fence of the l.a. tv studio, before being arrested. police found two loaded guns and duct tape in his car. he was later convicted. and last season, espn reporter, erin andrews, received death threats during her time on "dancing with the stars." and even though those initial tests showed the white substance was harmless powder, the fbi says it will still undergo further testing. guys? >> i guess the real winner could be "dancing with the stars" itself. the show is getting many more viewers. obviously in the news. >> finale next week. >> that's right. another winner will be the dress designer who gets to design the dress for a princess about to be married. of course, we know, e i just got back from london. still a bit jet lagged. it was a fun trip. now, the word is, who will design the dress? will she be british? where will the wedding be? take a look. it's the question on britain's mind. who will kate wear on the big
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day? which lucky designer will be tapped to design the mother of all wedding gowns? >> i think it should be classic. it should be elegant. >> not over the top. just very english and beautiful. >> reporter: so far, leading the pack is issa. the designer designed the now-famous blue dress kate wore when her engagement to william was announced. but she's brazilian, not british. among the british designers who are reportedly on kate's short list, amanda wakeley, and bruce oldfield, both known for clean, simple, sophisticated designs. elizabeth emanuel knows all too well the intense pressure the designer will face. >> this is a good one. >> reporter: she and her husband, david, designed princess diana's gown in 1981, arguably the most famous wedding gown of the 20th century. >> we had people who were renting offices opposite us with long-range cameras and telescopes and going through our rubbish bins. >> reporter: so intense was the
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scrutiny, that the emanuels actually stored diana's dress in a huge safe between fittings. watched over by two guards. and had a second wedding gown ready to go. >> there was no way we were going to let the identity of that dress come out. we had another dress. we could have finished it in 24 hours if we had to. had long sleeves. a v-neck. still the big skirt but different. >> reporter: diana's dress design officially surprised the 750 million who watched the festivities with its 25-foot-long train. will kate go for an even longer train? judging from her penchant for sleek, figure-fitting fashions, don't bet on it. and for many british women, who can't wait for the big day, that's a relief. >> no. absolutely not. she needs to keep it really simple and elegant. >> and the emanuels told us, that with the modern technology, people have to watch their trash cans. if somebody threw away a scrap of what the designs look like,
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that would go out in publication. >> we're waiting with bated breath. >> we're waiting. short, up or down? stay tuned. coming up, was it a hollywood hit? inside an investigation why a high-powered publicist to the stars was murdered in beverly hills. and ron goes back to college. not to study. but to find the best place to hang out for great food and fun. it's our latest best bites challenge. it's our best bites chal where is it? where is the bacon? tv newscaster: bacon popular, "story at 11. dog: yummy. crunchy. bacon. bacon. bacon. there, in that bag! mom: who wants a beggin' strip!? dog: me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum... it's beggin'! hm... i love you! i love bacon! i love you! i love bacon! i love you! beggin' strips! there's no time #like beggin' time! share the fun at
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it's good. >> oh, man. that's a tough job. that is ron claiborne, eating his way across america, in search of the college town hangout that serves up the best grub to ravenous students. it's all in the name of journalism. but really, our best bites challenge, college edition. you nominated your favorites. this morning, we'll show you the four finalists. good morning, america. i'm john berman. >> i'm bianna golodryga. it's saturday, november 20th. john, thanks for coming in, filling in for dan. you went all-out. you weren't taking the small bites for the camera. >> one of those sandwiches had in it. philly cheese steak, mozzarella
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sticks, chicken fingers, jalapenos, and bacon. i'm here to talk about it. >> and you're still here. we're glad you're still here, ron. >> such a trooper. also ahead, helping our neighbors. it's one of the things you've been doing this week. we'll take a look at "your week in three words," coming up. we begin with a big story out of california. it's the latest in a murder case that's left hollywood shocked, stuns and completely baffled. why would someone gun down a high-powered but well-liked movie publicist? some are starting to believe it was a hit. mike von fremd has the details. >> reporter: curiosity about what happened to powerhouse publicist, ronni chasen, and speculation that it may have been a planned hit, may be consuming hollywood. but beverly hills police say they do not have all the facts. and warn, erroneous information, theories or speculation can only jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. the mayor admits, he does not have the answers. >> i cannot tell them exactly what happened because within
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that, we are looking at all possibilities. >> reporter: but he offered a theory, anyway. speculating chasen was driving home to beverly hills, when an suv or truck, pulled alongside, and through the passenger side window, fired five bullets from a high angle into chasen's chest and drove away. it would explain why there were no bullet casings near the crash site. the movie studios have banded together for pay for chasen's funeral and a special ceremony tomorrow to honor the famous publicist. it's the sort of a-list gathering that chasen would never miss. for "good morning america," mike von fremd, abc news, hollywood. we want to talk more about this case, now, with former fbi special agent, and abc news consultant, brad garrett, who joins us from our washington, d.c. bureau. brad, the beverly hills police aren't saying much right now. but what are the steps they're taking? >> one of the keys, john, "a," is the motive.
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but more importantly, the litany, the immediate circle around her. what you're going to start looking at is the following -- going to her immediate staff. going to her immediate friends. and combining that with information on her computer. and seeing if there are any obvious threats. people who wanted to harm her. let's say, for example, a business deal that had tension in it. but it was that one step beyond. someone said something. this woman, i really don't like. i'm going to do something to her. something like that. that's the obvious. the other is the more nuanced. there was a situation where someone became very angry with her. months, weeks or years ago. and decided at this point, for whatever reason, to take action. but i'm telling you, the key in this case is, if it is the -- a drive-up, window down, or door sliding and shooting, those are so rare. and you have to be really good at what you're doing to pull that off. >> i mean, why so rare, brad? are those signs of some kind of
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professionalism? >> it looks like to me -- let me tell you, shooting out of a vehicle into another moving vehicle, and being able to precisely hit somebody in the chest five times and keep going, is not somebody from south central los angeles that's out trying to shoot people or rob them. that is somebody that has had training. that knows how to shoot out of vehicles. who can shoot precisely and very quickly. and then, drive on. so, it's almost like it's out of a movie, if, in fact, what i just described is true. so, where do you look for that? first of all, you have to figure out who hired these people, if, in fact, the shooter is not the person who is angry at her? so, this case could potentially take a while, if there aren't obvious clues that the police will find in their initial investigation. >> you say it's right out of a movie. but does this stuff really happen in real life? >> it happens rarely.
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that's why you have to step back and go, why would someone go to that much trouble? assuming that the shooter is not the person who wanted to have her dead, and that person is hired, you're talking about long-term premeditation here. where somebody goes out and finds a professional shooter, like an exmilitary, navy s.e.a.l., special forces-type person, who is willing to do something like this. pay them. they tee it up. they know when she's coming home. i assume, if it is what the police are stating, potentially, she's followed, perhaps from the party that she was at. and at that corner, perhaps they decided that was the best place to pull this off. and perhaps, because of surveillance cameras. people that would shoot -- do something this organized and precise would probably know maybe where the surveillance cameras are, and try not to be caught in those cameras. >> all right, brad garrett. like you said, it's right out of the movies. we'll be watching this closely.
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for the other headlines of the day, we turn to ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, president obama gets an agreement to protect europe against a missile attack. at the nato summit in lisbon, portugal, the nato leaders agreed on a missile shield to protect europe and the united states. and an ohio coroner is expected to give new details about three missing people, whose remains were found in trash bags hidden in a hollow tree. tree trimmer, matthew hoffman, who led police to the bodies is the only suspect in the killings. and a bill to pay black farmers and native americans more than $4 billion for mistreatment by the u.s. agriculture and interior departments. the black farmers were underpaid federal aid, the native americans were compensated for mishandling of a trust fund. you've heard of a deer in headlights. how about a deer in christmas lights? this deer in colorado got in the holiday mood early with a long string of christmas lights
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draped around his antlers. relax. wildlife experts say the antlers will come off in late winter, if not earlier. that should solve the problem. here's a quick look at the weather. bitter cold grips parts of the west. only 13 degrees in billings, montana. warm 70s in the south, from dallas to orlando. heavy mountain snow and coastal rain on the west coast. and morning fog from the ohio valley to the gulf coast, partly due mostly sunny from the east and northeast, into the south. bianna and john, back to you. well, ron, you didn't don christmas lights. but you did travel across the country from fat sandwich shop to a pizza shop. and you ate everything. you'll tell us about that. stay tuned.
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♪ and every few months, one of us, and it's usually me, gets to travel across country, on a mission in search for the best food in the country. not gourmet food. but things like best barbecue, best desserts, best food carts, which i did last spring. we call it our best bites challenge. this time, we're going to do the college edition. we asked you to write in nominations for the best college town hangouts with great food. here's the four finalists. sandwich university in morgantown, west virginia. home of the university of west virginia. the mountaineers. this place is your classic, college town hangout. easy. easy. on game day during football season, it's mobbed. what's it like here on a saturday night? what's the scene? >> i don't come in. it's that crazy. >> reporter: and every day, it's open late to serve a faithful
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crowd of famished mountaineers. sandwich u. is home of the fat sandwich, one of the many bulging concoctions that boggle the mind and fill the belly. >> our famous one, the doboy, the fat doboy. the mountaineer. >> reporter: on george's recommendation, i chose the fat doboy. it's beef, two chicken fingers, two mozzarella sticks, jalepenos, ketchup, mayo and french fries. next up, shakespeare's pizza parlor where the mizzou tigers are king. hungry students come here for the pizza. >> we're throwing a pizza party. we're trying to keep that attitude going on. we're trying to have fun while we're working. the customers pick up on that. and here we are. >> reporter: i ordered a pizza with everything on it. the verdict? really, really good. next stop, ol stuga in tiny, lindsborg, kansas. this is the best college bar in town. and it's not just because it's the only bar in town.
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ol stuga is swedish for ale house. it was established by swedish immigrants. and it's home to bethany college. the signature dish is called the brent nelson. polish sausage, covered with two slices of cheese. microwaved and topped with barbecue sauce. very good. a lot of cheese. our final stop, new orleans. and camellia grill. close to tulane and loyola universities. this diner has been serving up burgers and heaping omelets to students and locals since 1946. >> everybody loving that grub? >> reporter: marvin day has worked hire for the last 20 years. he credits camellia's food with the academic success of countless generations of tulane and loyola students. >> we have brain food. we produce doctors, lawyers, senators, congressmen, athletes, presidents, ceos. >> reporter: as customers? >> as customers. and post most of all, we produce graduates. >> reporter: i tried one of
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camellia's fabled omelets, crowned with their famous chili. amazing but true. i felt smarter in minutes. >> there you go. there you go. >> i did. i felt smarter within minutes of eating that chili over there. >> brain food. >> let me introduce you to the food, here, if i can, colleagues. this is the fat doboy. beef, cheese steak, bacon, mozzarella sticks. >> combo of everything. >> i'm digging in. >> this is the pizza. you recognize pizza, of course. and next to that -- how is it? >> it's good. just one bite. i want more. >> this is the brent nelson. this is the polish sausage with cheese and barbecue sauce. >> that's good. >> i want to try the pizza. >> try the pizza. it's very good. and the last one over there is the brain food. >> it's good breakfast stuff. >> that's the chili omelet from new orleans. all of it, excellent.
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>> the pizza's good. you know what i like most, the congealed cheese. i think people are afraid of the word congealed. but i love it. i embrace it. >> i highly recommend this one here. you'll love the bacon. no? >> i like the pizza. >> you have to sample it at some point. >> how healthy are people at these places that you went? >> amazingly healthy, john. yeah. we want you guys to vote. you go out there, viewers in america. please go to -- go to and go to our "gma" page. and help us choose the winner. we have until 7:00 eastern tonight to get your vote in. we will have the winner of the best college bites tomorrow. the champion, on this show, live, to america. >> the winner, if we survive until tomorrow. coming up on "good morning america," if we make it until there, from first bite, to first birthday. i'm making a tease here. >> he's forcing me to eat chili. >> a lot of firsts coming up in "your week in three words."
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before we go, don't forget to vote for your best bites, college edition. >> you have until 7:00 eastern time tonight to get your votes in. please vote. >> and ron will be up all night counting the votes. we'll give you the results tomorrow. >> hanging chads, yes. tomorrow. >> and you're coming back tomorrow, too. >> i'm coming back tomorrow, if i don't get indigestion. >> have a great day. stay tuned to abc news throughout the day for all of your other news. >> count them up all night. ea.
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