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protesters topple ed hosni mubarak. who needs to work? it's cybermonday and we're on after a record black friday it's cyber monday and we're on pace for one of the biggest shopping holiday seasons ever, on this "american morning." good morning, everybody. it's monday, november 28th. ali and christine are both off. i'm christine romans along with alina cho. >> did you have a nice weekend? >> i did. >> i slept. >> i'm sure you did. we begin with a developing story. syracuse university associate head basketball coach bernie fine has now been fired after explosive allegation allegations are sexually abusing two former ball boys. boeheim issued a statement, the
allegations are disturbing and deeply shocking. i am personally shocked because the activities alleged -- he went on to say, i deeply regret any statements i made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of the abuse. espn first released the story, it secretly released a conversation between fine's wife and lori fine and one of the coach's accusers. live in syracuse with more a deb feyerick. >> reporter: good morning. the accuser, bobby davis, who lived in the fine house for a period of time. he made the recording shortly after what he calls is decade of abuse. that recording was never turned over to police, never turned over to investigators here at
the university, but it does suggest that the coach's wife lori fine not only knew about the abuse but also allowed it. take a listen to the tape. >> i don't want to think about that. i don't know everything that went on, you know. i know everything that went on with him -- bernie has issues, maybe that he's not aware -- somehow mental telepathy. you know what? go to a place where there's people -- you know, get your wacks off and have it be over with. i care about you and don't want to see you getting treated that way, and -- because i care about
you, and i didn't want to see you being -- and it's hard for -- if it was another girl like i told you, it would be easy to stop in because you're up against -- >> he made that tape after he went to it police and told him the statute of limitations was up but never pursued an invitation to talk to those police officers. lori fine, once those tapes -- once those tapes became public, a couple of years ago, she told a local paper that, in fact, she knew about the recordings, but believes that bobby davis edited them to make them appear more inflammatory. now, a third accuser has stepped fore. he is a 23-year-old man, zach t toma sele he says the cole
abused him in pittsburgh, the night before a game. there are questions about this man's story. police are indeed vetting it. he says there was molestation. the father saying, nope, it never happened and in fact, the boy is facing his own teen sex abuse charges. as i said, the case was never investigated. reaction here on campus, very strong. a lot of people did not believe this about coach fine, because they said he has always been outstanding, beloved by players and people here in the sports program, many of whom dime hcat his defense. this is a game changer and that's why they made the decision to fire him. >> thanks, deb feyerick. and time running out for hundreds of protesters. in los angeles, told to take their tents and leave city hall by midnight, but more showed up overnight and many haven't
budged planning to hold a so-called eviction block party. no violence reported so far. in philadelphia, the deadline also came and went for occupy philly protesters to dismantle their camp. hundreds gathered outside city hall with their arms locked at the 5:00 p.m. deadline yesterday. and pakistan choking off vital supply lines into afghanistan yesterday. the u.s. bracing for revenge attacks. an air strike by a nato helicopter killed 24 pakistani soldiers. they were buried yesterday as anger on the streets erupted, but there's confusion over who fired the first shots. our reza sayah is live in islamabad this morning. reza, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. over the past 24 hours, there have been reports out of afghanistan that it was pakistani soldiers who fired the first strikes and provoked this air strike. a claim pakistani officials are denying saying it was an
unprovoked attack. the prime minister called this the lowest point in u.s./pakistani relations during his administration. he said no longer is this going to be business as usual with washington. he said the partnership cannot continue without public support and said after this incident, there's very little public support left. >> you cannot win any war without the support of the masses, and we need the people with us, and such sort of incidents are making people move away from this situation. >> reporter: a lot of pakistanis are fed up saying enough is enough. has pakistan reached a point of no return with its relationship with the u.s.? >> business as usual will not be there. therefore, we have to have something bigger so that to satisfy my nation and the entire country. >> reporter: and what will
satisfy your nation? what do you want? >> exactly, therefore, to the dealership of my country who are the members of the parliamentary committee on the national security. they will deliberate and give recommendations soon. >> reporter: is your prediction that this relationship will continue with washington? >> that can be on mutual respect and mutual interests. >> reporter: are you getting that respect? >> at the moment, not. >> reporter: you're not getting that respect? >> if i can't protect the serenity of my country, how can we have mutual respect and interests? >> reporter: even though the prime minister was clearly angry with this incident, it points out he was also very diplomatic, using measured statement. he said, look, i want u.s./pakistani relations should continue, but there must be some changes. as you heard, they're not sure what the changes will be. he's leaving it up to parliament. a lot of people eager to see how
washington and islamabad resolve this potentially messy situation. >> reza, live from islamabad, thank you very much. and the president of afghanistan announcing a second group of locations in his country where security operations will be handed off from nato to afghan forces. it's a key development in the draw drawdown of u.s. troops in the region and troops responsible for security in more than half the country including an area considered one of the most dangerous insurgent strongholds. and at the center of a missing persons case is heading back to the u.s. jerry gee iordano will be set f. they'll head to court wednesday to fight for his return. he is linked to the disappearance of his travel partner, robyn gardner.
it's cyber monday. a day dedicated to online deals and free shipping. it's estimated sales could hit a record $1.2 billion this year according to one online tracking firm and the steep discounts also helping retailers this black friday. the national retail federation reports shoppers spent $52.4 billion over the four-day weekend. that's up 16% from last year. >> i wonder where all of that money's coming from, but that's another question altogether. elections in egypt under way while thousands of protesters continue their occupation of tahrir square. we'll talk about this. and a big endorsement in new hampshire for newt gingrich, but that's in mitt romney's backyard. can he actually hope to knock off romney in the granite state? we'll tell you. you're watching "american morning." we're back after this. my contacts are so annoying.
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protesters occupying tahrir square. egyptians are heading to the polls. the first stage of an election scheduled to last into march and comes on the heels of violent demonstrations that killed at least 42 people. with us live from london, the director of the middle east center at the london school of economics and the author of the book "the rise and fall of al qaeda." good morning. ben wedeman reported to us earlier it was calm, relatively well organized. no evidence of the thuggery that had been the highlight of the prior regime, and that people felt that they were doing their duty. i mean, whatever happens in the end will happen, but at least the process seems to be going well. >> well, i think it's a very important day for egyptians. i think it's the first time, as you know, in decades, where egyptians now are freely casting their votes, to elect their representative. it's truly a historic moment. it's a moment of empowerment, but let me qualify here and say that the elections are being
overshadowed by very dark clouds. the recent uprising in particular against egypt military generals who basically refused to relinquish power as they promised ten months ago. secondly, deep divisions among positional groups, particularly divisions between religious activists whom we call islamist liberals and finally the voting system is designed to confuse, not to really facilitate voting by your average egyptian. so while it's an historic day for egyptians, there are some major challenges facing egypt in the next few weeks and months ahead. >> let's talk about the military. the consolidation of power from the military right now, something that concerns people in line who are voting. some of whom worry whoever is elected, you still have a military in control. how is this going to play out? >> well, the reality is really, this is one of the biggest challenges facing egypt.
as you well know, after mubarak was ousted ten months ago, the military generals pledged to basically relinquish power in ten months. now they're talking about about year or two and would not submit authority to a civilian leadership. they are trying to postpone the inevitable nap is basically relinquishing power to civilian authority. they will not really accept any military oversight of the budget or authority, and what they have done in the last ten months truly is extremely dangerous. they have manipulated the political process. they have driven a wedge among the political position groups, and that's why, in fact, you cannot understand the current crisis in egypt without understanding the new cleavages and divides that exist among position groups. >> this also had long been an ally of the united states seen as a secular haven in a very
volatile region and yet you have a lot of analysis that says the muslim brotherhood could be poised to win a big chunk of the parliament. tell me about that. >> well, i think the reality is the muslim brotherhood and other religious activists, islamists, will likely win a big chunk of the new parliament. many seats in the parliament. that the new parliament will likely have a coalition group of islamists who will likely be a majority along with some liberals and members of the old guard. i know it's probably no surprise that some of the mubarak will likely win seats in the parliament. this is basically to nominate a new committee to draw up the constitution. it has evolved a great deal. the muslim brotherhood today is not the same that existed in 1928 when the organization was built. it accepts the rules of the
political game, it renounces violence in the late 1960s. it says it will basically perform a coalition government with other groups, including liberals and seculaseculars. even though there are many commonwealth of pennsylvania concerns about the brotherhood, for viewers in the united states and overseas, since 1952, the egyptian military has basically been in charge of egyptian politicians. that's why when we talk about egypt and politics we do not really focus on the abysmal politics in egypt. how many americans know that out of 95 million egyptians, 43 b% the 95 million egyptians live in
poverty, below the poverty line. the structure is broken. fragile institutions. this is the military's inhab tants since 1962. even though many egyptians are anxious about the role of they would like a new lieder eader b the egyptian military has brought ruin. >> exciting for all of those casting a vote and all of us watching as well. fawaz gerges, thank you very much. a few days after an egyptian court ordered their release, three teens released. georgetown university student derrik sweeney denies they didn't anything wrong that egyptian authorities beat them and has he actually fainted when arrested.
we'll be joined live by derrik sweeney and his mother. derrik says he would consider going back to egypt some day. we'll see what his mom has to say about that. maybe not so fast. >> so darn lucky he wasn't a part of history. >> wow. somehow travelers are still making their way home this morning. jacqui jeras is in the extreme weather center. good morning, jacqui. >> rough going for the travelers especially across parts of the southeast. our big focus. an area of low pressure in the up every levels of the atmosphere. this is a really slow-moving system. look at the showers from the panhandle of florida stretching all the way up towards canada. looking at heavier rain in north georgia, up into louisville, kentucky, and we do have flash flood watches in effect here, because we could see as much as two to five inches of rainfall before all is said and done. so be aware that there could be some water on the roadways.
you don't want to drive through any of that, for sure. let's watch this as it progresses into tomorrow, and i want to you pay close attention what's going to happen on the back side of that system. yeah. see that white stuff moving in? that's a little snow for places like memphis, into tupelo, over towards birmingham and even atlanta. this is for tomorrow morning. some will be mixing in, but the ground temperature, very warm. so a lot of it is going to be melting off immediately. if you're traveling today, looking for delays in atlanta, charlotte, memphis and cincinnati. out wet, expects delays in san francisco and fog as v advisori foreign san juan valley and temperatures on the chilly side. look at your high today in memphis. only 41 degrees. chilly. brrr. >> speck latacular in the north. thank you for that. and second in line to the british throne and a real-life
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newt gingrich winning a huge endorsement in new hampshire. mitt romney's backyard. another big boost to his surging campaign over the holiday weekend on this "american morning." good morning. welcome back this monday. it is 30 minutes after the hour. time for the morning's top stories. syracuse university has fired associate men's basketball coach bernie fine. he's accused of sexually abusing two former ball boys.
the announcement coming amid reports now that a third accuser and it's after espn aired a secretly recorded conversation between the coach's wife and his initial accuser. on it, potentially damning evidence suggesting she knew about the abuse. egyptians are heading to the polls this morning. many for the first time as thousands of demonstrators continue their occupation of cairo's tahrir square. it's election day. the process of picking a new parliament is scheduled to last into march. and the head of egypt's military council this morning, there will be "dire consequences" if the country can't overcome its current political crisis. and keeping our eye on occupy. wall street protesters in los angeles facing a deadline to clear out just a few hours ago, but many are refusing to budge. they're blocking a street and bracing for a police sweep this morning. so far no violence or arrests reported there. back to our top story now. a big endorsement this morning from gop front-runner newt
gingrich. new hampshire's largest newspaper "the union leader" says newt gingrich is by no means the perfect candidate but the best candidate actually running. cnn political deputy director paul steinhauser is live in washington. good morning. how big a deal is this? >> reporter: we talk about whether the endorsements 3459 matters or not. yes, this one does. talking about the state that votes first after iowa and the second to vote and pretty influential on the republican side. that could change mind, influs vo influence voters for newt gingrich. back in 1980 they endorse ronald reagan. he went on to win the primary and nomination of the presidency. since then, only one other time, four years ago, endorsed john mccain who won out the nomination. other than that, the people they've endorsed haven't always going on to win the nomination. what about new hampshire? this is romney country. a big deal for gingrich. mitt romney was former governor of massachusetts and
massachusetts is right next store in the south to new hampshire. and public opinion poll on the republican side, mitt romney is way on top, but beginning rging starting to rise. >> big question, we've seen herman cain on top, rick perry on top only to fall in the polls. big question, does newt gingrich's campaign have legs? i heard somewhere one in three romney supporters has chosen gingrich as their second choice. so, really, this could be a very big deal, this endorsement, right? in terms of swaying people? >> reporter: it could. a lot of republicans aren't crazy about romney and looking for the anti-romney candidate. at one time is was michele bachmann and then herman cain and also rick perry. the clock is ticking tomorrow. only five weeks until the first contest, the iowa caucuses. not a lot of time for republican voters to make up their minds, alina. >> paul steinhauser live in washington. paul, thank you very much.
we have this programming note. stay with us. newt gingrich on "john king usa" live tonight right here on cnn. all right, also new this morning in ohio, three bodies turning up in shallow graves. they may all be the victims of a new craigslist serial killer or killers. police say the victims all answered an ad on craigslist to be a caretaker for a cattle farm. police say three men were lured in by the job posting and then killed after being robbed. the local sheriff says there are two suspects in custody connected to these killings. a professor at the university of utah arrested for allegedly watching child pornography on his laptop while onboard a flight to boston. police say another passenger actually took a cell phone photo of 47-year-old grant smith watching the video then told the crew. smith has been charged with possession of child porn. he's expected to be arraigned today. a terrifying moment caught on tape. a man walks into a jewelry store in london, pull as knife out of
his pocket, grabs the sales woman and holds the knife to her throat. the shopkeeper manages to free the woman by beating the wimpy robber with a broom. police still looking for that suss spent. >> geez. not just second in line to the throne. also a hero, plus he's cute. a daring rescue mission in the irish sea involving prince william. the royal air force pilot help saved two russians from their sinking ship. cnn's dan rivers is live in lond london for us. dan, good morning. what happened? >> reporter: good morning, yeah. it was a huge storm in the irish sea that led this vessel into real trouble. the cargo ship with a russian crew. the hull of the ship broke, then it capsized and basically prince william in his role as a search and rescue pilot was scrambled from raf in north wales out to help with the rescue along with coast guard as well.
he and his fellow crew pilot plucked two members of the crew to safety. five are still missing, though. one body has, sadly, been found already, but they are still looking for five crew member. we're told that the search is resumed again this morning here in london, 8:00 a.m. london time. they're out again with another leapt from raf fally. we haven't gotten word whether prince william is still involved or off shift and it's another crew member. certainly, this underlines the fact he's got an incredibly important job up there, being up there and. is wild and wet and windy right on the irish sea. that's the area of coastline and sea that he is involved with with patrolling and helping to rescue people from. >> and he'll be on assignment in the falkland islands later. the shear. this is all people are talking about in london.
what's the reaction been from there, dan? >> reporter: well, i think certainly a lot of coverage here in the newspapers, in the press. the russian ambassador has even posted a letter of thanks to prince william on the russian embassy's website here in london. they're very grateful. all eight members of the crew are russian, but people have gotten used to the idea of him being at the search and rescue pilot, and at the role of generally having a very active life in the military. prince harry, of course, deployed to afghanistan. i think this is the first time we've got a real sense of them being involved in what is actually called a dangerous situation. a really vicious storm out there, and not easy navigating these helicopters around in the strong winds of the irish sea. so i've been up there myself and seen them coming and going in pretty windy and wet conditions. so i know what it's like up there. it's very remote, very isolated, and pretty hazardous to fly a
helicopter around. >> dan, thank you very much. up next on "american morning," first black friday. then small business saturday. now it's cyber monday. and there are a lot of great deals out there. do you have any money? where's all this money coming from? we're going to tell you about the deals. it's 37 after the hour. with the capital one venture card we get double miles on every purchase. so we earned a holiday trip to the big apple twice as fast! dinner! [ garth ] we get double miles every time we use our card. and since double miles add up fast, we can bring the whole gang!
hottest day, they hope, should shop online. how black friday turned out for retailers and those retailing, welcome to the program. >> pleasure to be here. >> where's all this money coming from? it's a record weekend for sales but we know that discretionary, the money people have the last two quarters have been shrinking. >> it's what i call frugal fatigue. the consumers are tired of not spending. they've saved up. some consumer, 26% of consumers haven't been in stores all year and waiting for just this weekend. >> and buying for themselves, too. >> 44% of consumers are actually buying for themselves and haven't even started holiday shopping yet. good news for retailers, meaning there's a lot of gifts to be gotten. >> dipping into savings. probably using a credit card, if they can. how on the edge of consumers shopping? a lot of people want to say, oh, this is good for the economy. we're spending money. i don't know that there's a lot of money out there to spend? >> clearly an issue.
the consumer either tapped out their cash or tapped out their credit or in most cases both. look for the traditional lull we go into after today, cyber monday is over. we're going to go into a two-week low, and then they have to pay down on the debt on the card, or wait for another paycheck cycle to be able to ge out and spend again. >> this big record week is it taking into account sales that could have happened later in the season? >> basically fizzle and sizzle. as the weekend progressed, the consumer was tapped out and we're going to see, because we had a great start doesn't necessarily translate to a huge success for the whole holiday. it's going to come down to how much the consumer is now ready to go out and spend on the gifts part of the shopping. >> we know they spend, according to the national retail federation, almost $400 per person out there shopping. who is out there shopping? 44% buying for themselves? who is this shopper who loves think retail machine? >> this year we saw a couple of
interesting things happen. 12% more consumers engage in the black friday weekend specials, and it was friends and family. that's the increase in people who just stepped out and tried to go shop that didn't plan on shopping to do this. the others are, the younger generation that is willing to get online two days before to be able to get some free hat or digital camera. >> in line, together online. >> it's really all about, in many places, just the thrill of the hunt, the discovery. or a planned strategic purchase they've been waiting for. >> so the whole thanksgiving night thing, more than 200,000 people signed a petition from a guy who worked at tart sayi eed. this is crazy. why ask our families to work on the holiday? they're asking people to work on the holiday because people came. this moonlight madness is now a part of the tradition. >> open the doors, give them a good deal and they will come. it's what they call a new tradition. you're watching it happen in front of your eyes.
retailers will not give up on an opportunity to take a national holiday -- not a religious holiday. a national holiday. much like presidents day and fourth of july and turned it into a sale turopportunity, thee going to do this. so the retailers that did not take advantage of the extended hour, some of them lost up to 8% of business. not because it's bad business for them, but because other stores that did open early took their market share. the average store who opened up during that moonlight hours, you know, the thursday hour, they actually increased their business by 21%. >> what kind of deals are people really getting? some prices do get low are later in the year. they do. other sales. can you do other online shopping, some people are doing today. what are you really getting if there are only 15 of the-tvs advertises? f. you're not the 15th person's in there you won't necessarily get it. really what is the -- >> you'll spend money on something else? >> that's the key. no one getting on that line.
the conversion rate is 88% meaning the number of people who shopped actually bought, 88%. a huge conversion rate number. it's very successful. do retailers want to do this, yes. is it worth them to offer 20 items they'll lose money on? absolutely yes. they make up so much more money in that. so that lost leader, the purpose of giving you those door-buster deals works wonderfully. >> for them, maybe not for you. my last question, is it good for america we're spending all this money living on the edge and kind of feeding a beast that sounds like 2005? like we're a country of borrowed money, buying stuff we don't necessarily need. is that good? >> well, short term the answer is, yes. the consumer is the only one who's driving the economy right now. recognize, the consumer went out this year even with nothing being done by the government. you know, i'm calling it the government that's called christmas, not the grinch that stole christmas. the reason being, no tax rebates. no incentives to go out and spend. no credit availability.
so many things that could have been done haven't been done and the consumers are doing it on their own. good news, consumer is saying, give me a good deal. i'll go out and buy it. >> bad news. they're using their savings and credit card to do it. >> that's the longer term. >> nice to see you. it is 46 minutes after the hour. the lawyers for the convicted assassin of rfk say they have new evidence now showing surhan surhan should be a free man. details coming up. and how do the angels get their wings? i'm going to reveal victoria's secret a little later on in the show. it's 46 minutes after the hour. we're back after this. why do we have aflac...
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response to protests. 3,500 syrians killed in recent demonstrations. newt gingrich picking up a critical endorsement from "the union leader." saying gingrich is by no mean the perfect candidate but calls him the best candidate who's actually running. lawyers for the men convicted in the assassination of presidential candidate senator robert f. kennedy say their client should be freed, because he's innocent. surhan surhan's lawyers claim there's new evidence he was hypnotically influenced to fire shots at kennedy as a diversion, while the real gunman fired from another spot. surhan surhan is 67 and serving a life sentence for the shooting. nba owners and players are putting the finishing touches on a deal that ended the lockout on saturday finally. the league is planning a 66 shortened game schedule starting christmas day and ending two weeks later than the season ended last year. that's the news you need to know to start your day.
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world. let's be honest, it's not about the underwear. it's a about the models and what they're wearing on their back. now those iconic wings. what goes into making them? i recently went behinded scenes to have a look. ♪ >> reporter: the victoria's secret fashion show may be the only one in the world that celebrates models wearing almost nothing, an the only one that features these -- wings. beautiful wings. >> every girl that does victoria's secret wants the wings. it's a really big deal. i don't think people know how big a deal it is. >> this is a supermodels fifth year walking the show. but only her third as a victoria secret angel wearing wings i. saw the wings and they were coming closer and closer, i was like, yeah. >> reporter: do you every get wings and have them taken away? >> you can't do that.
that's unacceptable. >> reporter: devastating. >> yes. >> reporter: todd thomas is the man behind the wings. not every model gets a wing? >> not everybody does, no. huh-uh. >> reporter: thomas gave me a tour of this year the wing collection for the latest show. >> this year we've topped ourselves, both in the number of looks and in the number of wing. we have 68 looks and we have 31 wings. >> reporter: some might think every look has a wing. not true. >> no, it's not true. >> reporter: because if every look did, models would have trouble passing each other on the catwalk. >> they're beautiful. very big. the only thing on the runway, it takes all the space of the runway. so when my girlfriend is kossing me, i have to give a little turn. >> reporter: the wings are elaborate. >> this is an ougautomated pair wings. >> reporter: made tr aluminum -- >> as incredible, they have to
be light. >> reporter: to this one, gold plated with swarovski crystals costing $100,000 and weighing 35 pounds. tell me about walking with the wing. that takes practice. >> yes. yes. that's why it's good to start small and get bigger. >> reporter: they're all handmade. the process starts nine months before the show, with sketches, and prototypes. then about three months before, the wing team gets to work. so months -- >> months. yes. >> reporter: this isn't just slapped together in a week? >> it's not like, p.s., by the way, we're doing this wing. >> reporter: once it's show time -- do you get nervous? >> yes, of course. i have underwear. >> reporter: that is what victoria's secret is selling, after all. underwear. but certainly not what search watching when the show is on. for sure. particularly the men in the audience. >> i noticed the wings. >> exactly. for those, many of you, who
might be interested, the victoria's secret fashion show airs tomorrow on cbs. i must tell you, want to feel like a mere mortal, go hang out with the models. >> 6'1" in bare feet. >> exactly. and don't eat. ahead in the next hour, an american student talking about his time in egyptian custody. derrik sweeney, saying he was roughed up by police will join us live with more on his terrifying ordeal.
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another child sex abuse scandal exploding this morning. syracuse has now fired assistant associate basketball coach bernie fine after a new phone conversation is surfaced between the accuser and mrs. fine. and it's what they fought for. egyptians heading to the polls today for the very first time since protesters toppled hosni mubarak. they would drive us back and started hitting us and quickly pulled their shirts over our heads. an american student saying he was roughed up while in egyptian custody. derrik sweeney and his mom will join us live with more on the most frightening experience of
his life. and royal rescuer prince william saves two people from their sinking ship on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com and good morning. it's monday, november 28th. carol and ali are off today. i'm alina cho along with christine romans on this "american morning." back from ten hours a night of sleep, one week of vacation. you're ready to go. >> back to the grind. here i am. we begin with a developing story. syracuse university associate head basketball toech bernie fine has been fired after explosive allegations of sexually abusing two former because boys. after the firing, head coa coach ---error, had defended fine issued this statement. he said, "the allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. i am personally very shocked, because i have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. i believe the university took the appropriate step tonight.
what is most important that this matter be fully investigated and anybody with information be supported to come forward and that the truth can be found. i deeply regret any statements i made that might have inhibited that from occurring or insensitive to those abused." espn released a secret conversation between fine's wife lori and one of the accuser. deb feyerick is live with more. you say this is a real game-changer in this case with these allegations? >> reporter: yeah. it really is. because, really what you're hearing, you're hearing the alleged abuse described by the coach's wife. right now police are in the process of vetting the tape to make sure of its accuracy. though it does appear it was, in fact, the coach's wife. the accuser is bobby davis who lived in the home for several years. he made the recording. he said he made the recording after a decade of abuse happened. lori fine not only acknowledging
she knew about the abuse, but even allowed it. what you're about to shehear is graphic and very disturbing. >> -- and i know everything that went on with him. maybe not that he's aware of, but he has issues. depressed and -- >> yeah. >> i think that the thing he did, somehow his own mental telepathy -- you know what, go to a place where there's people, go somewhere where there's gay boys. you know, get your rocks off and have it be over with. you know? -- he isn't interested in me, and because i care about you and don't want you to see you be treated that way. it's like -- because it's
like -- [ inaudible ] it's just wrong. you're a man now, but you were a kid then. >> now, the tape was never given to police, nor was it given to the university when they conducted an investigation on initial charges back in 2005. instead, bobby davis gave it to the sports channel espn along with a local paper. at the time lori fine told the paper that she was aware that some of the conversations had been taped but says they were edited together in order to appear more inflammatory. and now bobby davis and his stepbrother michael lang both accusers, both say they were molested and sexually abused by bernie fine. they also say they both had a relationship with the coach's wife. though bobby davis appears to have gotten the worst of it. there is a third accuser who stepped forward. he says that ten years ago when he was just 13 years old, he was molested by the coach in a hotel
in pittsburgh, the night before a big game. however, the man's father has stepped forward and says, no. story's not true, and that the man himself is also facing teen sex abuse charges. lori fine has not been heard from since this paper was made public yesterday, but her husband, bernie fine, did issue a statement saying that he hopes that the investigation that's going on now by police is both quick but also in his words credible. again, the release of this tape, really the game-changer. there may not have been witnesses before. the entire syracuse community was in back ever the coach saying, this is not the man that we know. they came out in support of him. they proclaimed bernie fine's innocence, however, now that this tape has surfaced, in fact, it's just -- it's hard to look away. it's hard not to listen, really. christine? >> deb feyerick. thanks so much. alina? joining us now, john wor
worthheim, a senior writer and watching penn state closely. penn state was vilified for its scandal involving jerry sandusky. how do you think syracuse handled this? >> this isn't an institutional scandal the way penn state was. syracuse investigated, didn't have the tape, which makes a difference and the school itself had a fairly forceful statement. jim boeheim might be in trouble for his reaction, but the school what can they do? >> jim boeheim flip-flopped a little. take a look what he said. in the beginning boeheim said in was no story, no truth. he went on to tell espn, it is a bunch ever 1,000 lies and i believe they are looking for money, the alleged victim. i believe they saw what happened at penn state and they are using espn to get money. that is what i believe. now, last night he said he deeply regretted saying anything that might have been insensitive. so the big question is, is jim boeheim going to become joe
paterno or can he salvage his job? >> the critical difference is today no knowledge jim boeheim knew anything or was involved in a cover-up. we immediate to make that distinction. we've seen him already retreating from remarks. support your longtime friend and employee. we get that. then go on the offendefensive s this they're lying -- >> he really took it one step further. didn't he? >> if you read the end of the statement last night, he says i regret that anything i said may have had an affect on anything -- that's where he needs to apologize but i think his job is going to be okay. >> you've covered penn state. a lot of people actually want to make the connection between penn state and what's going on in syracuse. i know you say that there are critical differences, but is that fair? i mean, in some ways, this story may not have come out, had it
not been for penn state. right? >> right. on its face, two longtime assistant coaches that are married, roughly the same age. the two men accused were men and boys using sports as a lureon t. on the face, a lot of eerie similarities. a jury report, eight different delegations and 40 counts in the indictment versus these cases in syracuse. no. if one good thing comes from penn state, as trite as it sounds, emboldening other people to come forward and we're taking these accusations more seriously, investigating more thoroughly, something good -- >> penn state said this isn't an isolated incident. see what happens. now syracuse. perhaps we'll hear about more. of course let's hope not, but you're right. thank you, john, from "sports illustrated." and thousands of egyptians
continue their occupation of tahrir square. a bloody weekend. 24 will are dire consequences, they're warned, if the country can't overcome its political crisis. ivan watson is live in cairo. polls have been open now, ivan more than six hours. the early reports are that things are well organized, and things are going smoothly. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: yeah. i mean, christine, it's really surprising. there were fears that these elections would have to be postponed because of the deadly street fighting earlier this week, but all the polling stations we've been to have long lines wrapping around the block. this one as well, of people very eager to cast their ballots. and they certainly have a lot of choices, at places like this polling station. more than 100 candidates and political parties for people to choose from, and many have told us what's so remarkable about that is in the past, people were
basically being bussed in to vote for the ruling party ever the former president hosni mubarak. many telling us this is the first time they're voting, because it's the first time they feel they have a real choice in the matter. a choice in the future. the elections, this is just the beginning of a long electoral season, because the parliamentary elections here are split up into three rounds in different parts of the country. they're not going to get the results in egypt for the lower house of parliament until mid-january. christine? >> meantime, ivan, there's still concern about a military that is still controlling the country, and some say tightening its grip on public life in? >> reporter: well, there is a -- a big political debate. as you can see, we've got soldiers that are guarding the entrance to this polling station as well as others, and the top military commander has been
visiting polling stations. the tahrir square democrnstrato want an end to military rule. they're trying to pave the way towards elected civilian democracy as soon as possible. they pushed up presidential elections to this summer and say this is the first step in that transition process, and i think a lot of the people here would argue the same, judging by the number of people that have come out. there have been complaints of irregularities. we've seen people, i can't see anybody now, but they're distributing leaflets right now. this boy, for candidates. that's technically breaking the campaign rules which seem -- driving around with megaphone on their cars. that's technically breaking campaign rules but it doesn't seem to be diminishing enthusiasm of voters and the military extended the first election day. voting will continue tomorrow to let people who don't get a chance to vote to still get a
chance to cast their ballot. a lot of people walking around with that trademark sign. here you can see a guy distributing leaflets. take a look over here. can i have one? leaflets for one of the candidates. again, breaking the campaign rules, but that seems to be the way the voting's going today in egypt, christine. >> ivan, thanks. nice to see kids. you saw the soldier helping a woman and a little girl. you saw -- it's nice to see young people involved in democracy, too. thanks. three american college students are back in the united states this morning. a few days after an egyptian court ordered their release, they were accused of throwing molotov cocktails during an uprising in tahrir square. georgetown university student derrik sweeney benigh benighs they did anything wrong. he says he actually fainted when confronted. at 7:30 eastern we'll be joined live by derrik sweeney. his mother will coming too.
he considered going back to egypt. we'll ask his mom how long she'd like to wait before that happens again. meanwhile, pakistan is choking off vital supply lines into afghanistan this morning after blaming nato for an air strike over the weekend that killed 24 of its soldiers. angry pakistanis burned american flags and even an effigy of president obama. just this morning our reza sayah spoke exclusively to pakistan's prime minister who said right u.s./pakistan relations are on shaky ground. >> is your prediction that this relationship will continue with washington? >> that can continue on mutual respect and mooutual interests. >> reporter: are you getting that respect? >> at the moment, no. >> reporter: you're not getting that respect. >> if i can't protect the sovereignty of my country, how can we have mooch routual respe
mutual interests? >> saying the incident was tragic and unintended, but there are reports nato forces may have come under fire first. a second group of locations in his country where security operations will be handed off from nato to afghan forces. it's a key development in the drawdown of u.s. troops from the region, and a key test for the afghan military, which will soon be responsibility for security in over half of the country, including an area considered one of the most dangerous insurgent strongholds in afghanistan. the maryland man at the center of a missing persons case in aruba is heading back to the united states. gary giordano released tuesday. a judge ordered his release after prosecutors failed to charge him way crime. he's linked to the disappearance of his travel companion, robyn gardner also from maryland. prosecutors are still looking for evidence and will head to court wednesday to fight his return. okay. and today is the day to point and click your way to savings. that's what the retail industry
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were back to "american morning" on this monday. oh, i just had a little hot -- can't get over it. >> it's good. >> 18 after the hour. a daring rescue effort in the irish sea. one of the brave heroes is none other than prince william. second in line to the throne. he helped save the lives of two russian sailors in their sinking ship. cnn's dan rivers is live for us in london, and, dan, this mission isn't over yet. is it? >> reporter: it's not. it's still going on. we're told by the coast guard here that it started again at 8:00 a.m. this morning london time, about, what, four hours ago now. they're still looking for five missing crew members from this cargo ship after prince william was involved in rescuing two of them. he was copiloting a c-king helicopter search and rescue helicopter which he's been part of that squadron based up in
north wales since early last year. this is the kind of thing that he's trained for for a long time. and he's been desperate to be part of and now is right on the front line, as it were, out there in really terrible conditions, risking his own life to pluck people from the sea. so this call came in at 2:00 a.m. on sunday morning. he was scrambled out. he copiloted the helicopter, and you can see from the dramatic cockpit footage, it was really pretty bad swell out there. they plucked these two guys from the life raft. sadly, one crew member has been found dead and they're still looking for the other five. we don't know if prince william is still involved or off ship. they haven't given that information for the most. he's part and parcel, at center of this 22 squadron based there and this is what they do week in, week out. >> cnn's dan rivers live in london. thank you for the update.
it's iran on the lam. check this out. the animal ran around almost six hours in a park. six hours. it broke up a legal league practice but the ram tire itself out with all that running around and eventually was captured by officers. here's the interesting part. no word on exactly where the ram came from or how it got loose. it just materialized. >> at a pit bull's game. south florida. talking about -- >> or an alligator in somebody's pool. >> all right. still to come this morning, three american students arrested in egypt during their tahrir square uprising. they're back home this morning. we're going to ask one of those students, derrik sweeney, why he says, he wasn't sure he was going to survive this experience. >> can't wait for that. meanwhile, jacqui jeras is here with a look at today's traffic forecast. hey, jacqui. good morning. >> good morning. all of our travel trouble
focused on the southeast this morning. a lot of rain widespread from the panhandle of florida stretching all the way into the ohio valley. the rain will be heavy at time, but take note of what happens as we progress through time on the back side of this system. that rain changes over to some snow. we've got winter weather advisories in effect from memphis, towards tupelo and into birmingham. a few inches possible, but much of it will melt very, very quickly, as it ground temperature is too warm. it is a slow-moving system. so everybody in the northeast, okay today. your rain arrives tomorrow. yes, rain. not snow. that's the latest on the forecast. "american morning" back right after this. of any small business credit card. the spark card earns double miles... so we really had to up our game. with spark, the boss earns double miles on every purchase, every day. that's setting the bar pretty high. owning my own business has never been more rewarding. coming through! [ male announcer ] introducing spark the small business credit cards from capital one. get more by choosing unlimited double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase, every day.
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[ speaking in foreign language ] which means spy. that moment, i was scared for my life. >> an american student held captive in egypt back home in the u.s. and talking about his ordeal live on this "american morning." welcome back to "american morning" on this monday. here are your top stories at half past the hoyer. egyptians are heading to the polls today. many of them for the first time as thousands of demonstrators continue their occupation of tahrir square. it's election day. the process of picking a new parliament is scheduled to last into march. and angry pakistan saying it will re-assess it's relationship with the u.s.
blaming the deaths of 24 soldiers on the u.n. saying pa saying. and the fires of bernie fine accused of sexually abusing at least two former ball boys. espn aired a secretly recorded conversation between the coach's wife and his initial accuser. on it, potentially damning evidence suggesting lori fine knew about the allegations. error we spoke to a senior writer at "sports illustrated" who's watching both the penn state and syracuse sex abuse scandals and talked about what's different in each case. >> two longtime assistant coaches, they're married, roughly the same age. the two men accused were men and boys using sports as a lure. on the face, a lot of eerie similarities, but if you step back, the difference between a grand jury report and eight different allegations and 40 counts in the indictment versus
these cases in syracuse. one good thing comes from penn state, it's emboldening other people to come forward and we're taking these accusations more serious hi, investigating them more thoroughly. >> after the firing, head coach jim boeheim who earlier defended fine said he deeply regrets the statements about the allegations. and three students arrested in tahrir xwesquare back in the united states. denying they threw molotov cocktails insists the accusat n accusations were lies. one joins us, derrik sweeney and his mom joy are live with us from jefferson city, missouri. welcome to both of you. nice to see you. derrik, so nice to see you standing in next to your mom. one week ago exactly you were finishing up a pretty horrible night of detention and now finishing up thanksgiving weekend. i mean, it must be an about lute
whi absolute whirlwind trip for you. tell me what your feeling? >> surreal to think where i was, trying to imagine where i was a few nights ago, where there was real uncertainty what would be happening with the rest of my life and at one point whether i lived, and to be back here now, it's extraordinary and lovely. >> you mentioned whether or not you would live. i wu i want to show this picture. when i first saw this as an american and a mother and someone with compassion. you're on the right here. it looked to me like you were afraid for your life. i mean, you had no idea -- tell me what was happening to you right there? >> right at that moment, there were about 15 to 20 military or police, excuse me, i believe, egyptian policemen with guns standing in front of us, and they had just pulled out a bunch
of gasoline and bottles and put them in front of us, and i was -- i thought that there was a good chance they might try to execute us or kill us perhaps that night, and i did not know whether anyone else would ever know about that. >> they showed pictures of molotov cocktails. how did you end up in? why do you think the police or plain clothes who pushed you into the interior ministry, why did they choose you guys and the other people with you, were you doing anything that could have, you know, could have given them reason to pick you up? >> well, i honestly believe they chose to apprehend us because we were obviously foreigners. basically the color of our xirn and our eyes. and we were the only ones that i saw in the area that appeared to
be foreigners, and we were just standing on the street. there's actually the video from the egyptian authorities that they claim shows us throwing some sort of fire bombs, and i would like to refer to that video, because it shows us standing there on the street. we were on the street next to a very large protest, and then shortly after we had run away, when cops fired something into a crowd, and then shortly thereafter, these guy s dragged us in and then after we were dragged into a building they took our bags and came back with these bottles of gasoline. >> remind us why were you there? a student, doing a semester abroad. at the time, i want to ask your mom, too, but i'll ask you first, derrik. before the arab spring happened, all of these exciting changes and developments in the country, and you still decided were you going to go for it. were you going to spend a semester there. why? >> yeah. well, we were actually waiting
for approval from the state department, or a word from the state department, they herb ud a travel warning. i was not actually sure whether i was going to be able to go until may, but i -- the fact that it was in such political turmoil and transition i will admit made me want to go much more. and i just feel that it's an extraordinary time to witness democracy. the birth of a democracy, and the development of human liberties and freedom that i find so excellent. >> joy, he says ebs excellent. as a mop, dm, did it give you p he was going to a country with so much political upheaval and -- you know, things were really turning over there? >> you know what? i knew why he was going there. i knew he was going to observe. i knew he was going to learn, and i knew that he was a very
bright person, and would make good decisions. i spoke to him three hours before he was apprehended and he told me he was safe. so, yes, i was concerned, but, no, i really felt that, i trusted in the love and god's good care that he would be okay. i have a son in afghanistan right now that i pray for every day. i have a daughter in paris who's there by herself, also a student. and so, you know, with three kids all over the world, not to mention my daughter here who could get injured in a car accident. you know? things happen everywhere in the world. so i just had to know that he would be safe. >> she. quickly, are you going to go back? you'll go back sometime in the future, do you think? >> yes. i still think that egyptians are great people generally and i hope one day to go back to egypt. >> all right. derrik sweeney and his mother joy.
thanks for joining us from jefferson city, missouri. nice to see you guys. thanks. >> great interview. >> thank you. >> i wonder if at one point he realized that video ever the three boys was shown around the world. i bet it didn't take long. >> when i first saw the video, i thought, oh, that kid is so scared. you know it's serious. they know it's serious. >> well, he fainted. it's unbelievable. his mother seems to be very open and understanding, if he wants to go back. >> not the rest of the semester. back in the united states and will finish out the rest of that semester here. >> and leftover turkey, too. >> i hope. time running out for wall street. produce testers in the occupy los angeles protesters were told to take their tents and leave their camp outside city hall overnight, but more showed up. many of them haven't budged at all, but mostly a peaceful standoff with police. >> over in philadelphia, the deadline also came and went for occupy philly protestors to dismantle their camp. hundreds of protesters gathered outside city hall with arms
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good morning. new york city, it's cloudy and 58 degrees. heading up to a balmy 66 with sunshine. great day in new york city. welcome back to "american morning." if you didn't want to battle crowds on black friday or over the weekend today is the day for you. cyber monday. the day to shop online. if you haven't started already. right now in case you haven't checked you're in box is probably filled with coupons and promo codes. joining me with some of the best deals and steals is latoya drake, a digital expert with al
drake. over the four-day holiday, americans spent over 16% more than last year. online, up 30%. i lapped to go online yesterday to browse a little bit, and there were pretty good deals out there already. aren't the lines a bit blurred? is there really a cyber monday anymore? >> you make a great point. with thanksgiving and black friday, we saw retailers extend the deals into thanksgiving day and then the following day as well. so we're seeing the exact same thing happening with cyber monday. a lot of e-tailors are starting the deals early. amazon and toys "r" us started yesterday and a few others doing cyber week. it's not just cyber monday. it's really cyber week. you'll see walmart and target and the like extending deals and rolling out new deals each day hoping to break into the records. >> bound to happen, when you see brook and mortar retailers like macy's opening up at midnight on thanksgiving day. i mean, it's, people want to
shop when they want to show. >> and people showed up. >> that's right. having said that, i want to get to what people really care about, which is the best deals out there. and you say one of the first places shue go is a great site, aggregator called cyber-monday.com. >> easy to remember. if you're new to cyber-mond cyber-monday.com, a great place to start. they make it easy for you. >> one-stop shop? >> list all the deals out there. it's easy for you to click to the deals. you're not clicking around, searching around. you have everything in front of you, if you just want to know who's doing what and where can i get there. >> links right to the website. >> links right there. >> a good one, freeshipping.org. sounds good. >> consumers say free shipping is something that sweetens the deal for you. on the fence about making a purchase decision, free shipping does it for you. freeshipping.org has thousands of free shipping codes free and clear to use. a lot of e-tailers, they give
you the codes. >> lastly, fatwallet.com. this is interesting. isn't it? >> it is. one of grows treen s trends we' seeing, cash back. this site gives you cash back on online purchases. how it works, you start your transaction there and click to say best buy from fat wallet, get anywhere from 1% to 3% back on your purchase. macy's, 4% back. if you're already online shopping spending the money, why not put a little change back in your possibility. >> i'm curious to know, you actually went into the stores this weekend. didn't you? >> i did. >> what happened? did you buy anything? >> i took my chances and was after the things that really nobody wants. i wanted the luggage. i wasn't looking for a tv or dvd player. where i was, i didn't see a ton of crowds. people were well-behaved. didn't experience any black friday violence. i'm equally excited about cyber monday, an easy play to shop online. >> and by yourself.
seems they're waiting to buy the gifts a little later. procrastinators everywhere. >> exactly. people have been saving money. what we're seeing this year, a precision shopper. the person who's thrifty, looking for great deals, willing to do the research in advance, go online and click around the clock or wait in line for some of the deals. whether that's shopping for yourself or someone else or seeing people want though fantastic deals. >> or watch an item all the way through, still have it in my size, i'm going to get it now. >> and be careful in watching, watching too long. in many cases a lot of the great dealless not be here two, three weeks from now. >> the second markdown. la toya break, digital expert with aol. thanks for the tips. >> thank you. think you're immune to the tricks retailers try to get you to spend more money? think again. revealing new ways stores are brainwashing you to spend, spend, spend. today's "romans' numeral," $3.52.
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warning in will be dire consequences if the country can't overcome its current political prices. a man charged with trying to assassinate president obama is ledded to court today for a preliminary hearing. 21-year-old oscar ortega hoar and in ez is accused of firing gunshots at the white house. the president was in california the day of the shooting. syracuse university fired associate men's basketball coach bernie fine. accused of sexually abusing two former ball boys. the announcement coming after espn shared a secretly recorded phone conversation between his wife and initial accuser, which suggests she knew about the abuse. and a university of utah professor and father of two young children accused of watching child pornography on his laptop. it happied onboard a flight, delta, to boston. another passenger saw what he was watching, took a cell phone photo. the 47-year-old grant smith watching the video then told the
crew. the family of an to sue the school. occupy protesters are staying put so far in philly and los angeles. both camps now under an order to leave after deadlines came and went last night. so far, no reports of any violence. and we're on track for a strong opening when the markets open a little more than an hour and a half from now. right now, the dow, nasdaq, and s&p 500 futures are up by more than 2% after a very rough week. millions of bargain hunters are expected to log on for today's cyber monday deals. cyber monday, it's that retail industry generated holiday to get you to spend more money. analysts predict shoppers will spend a record $1.2 billion. a big win for the united states in golf's world cup. matt kutcher and gary woodland kiem o came out victorious, shooting a five under par 67.
you're looking live there in los angeles, happening right now. police are moving in on occupy l.a. protesters. an arrest deadline was extended until 4:30 a.m. west coast time. so far, it's been mostly a peaceful standoff with police, but again you're looking live there at what's going on in los angeles with the occupy protesters and police. and apparently it's a peaceful standoff so far. earlier, we had been reporting
that police were trying to get those protesters to pack up their tents and leave the area around city hall. apparently, that didn't happen, and even more protesters moved into the area. but again, live pictures of los angeles. we'll be watching the story throughout the day. meantime, you know how hot under the collar i am about the retail industry. i'm very hot under the collar about the retail hype machine. this morning's "romans' numeral," the number is $398.62. that's how much the national retail federation says the average holiday shopper spent over the holiday weekend. they say that altogether shoppers spent some $52.4 billion. now, of course, that tally may not be 100% accurate, because economic journalist barry riffolds writes it's not clear because the data is not available yet. how can they know so soon? >> this is what people are reporting, so it's like exit polls. >> exactly.
>> the numbers haven't been able to shake out yet. >> he is writing a blog this morning that's gone viral that's saying, no. there are more people who are in the stores, this we think is true from all of the sort of shopper track and more polling people in the stores. we just don't know how much yet they spent. we do know that the traffic appears to be up. and, you know, me and the retail shopping machine. i feel like we're partying like it's 2005. what happened then? we had a big bubble that burst, right? >> and earlier i was asking you, playing devil's advocate, why is this such a bad thing? tnt it good that retail numbers are strong? and you say really all you have to do is look at who is shopping to figure out what the problem is. >> and marshall cohen even said, people are on the edge. and the people who are shopping, a lot of times, are people on the edge. and we could see credit card delinksencies again. and we'll look at some of the tricks that stores use to get you to buy.
i spoke with a former marketing insider and author of a book called "brand washed." and he says in some cases, it's like a vegas casino really. stores are. it's about how you walk through a store. >> if we walk counterclockwise throughout the store, we actually spend 7% more. and not only that, we actually now are seeing the supermarkets are putting in speed bombs into the floor so that the tiles are starting to vibrate slightly. it makes us slow down. and as we do that, we spend 6% more. >> think about that the next time you go to the store. the speed bumps or things you have to go around and make you stop and spend more money. he says when it comes to holiday shopping, always pay cash and bring large bills why. ? he says we have a physical relationship with cash, and you need to be tempted to break the big bills. another way to keep costs down, don't bring the kids. >> i think one of the best
advice is not to bring your kids with you. we know today if you bring your kids with you, you're going to spend 26% more. there's also another good adv e vice, and that's use your music player or your iphone and play some really high music, because that makes you rush out of the supermarket very quickly. >> or my kids make we rush out very quickly. but that's another story. if you want to find a babysitter while you shop, that can help. if you find an item that you love, wait 48 hours to buy it. >> i have that rule. >> mine is actually three days, but it's a good rule. the desire to buy it will often disappear meantime. and watch out for marketing gimmicks. the retailers says it's an investment or the last chance. are you listening, holiday shoppers? you don't want to buy an item for that reason. or even using the nostalgia factor. don't fall it. he says making you feel like you can buy the good old days,
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his wife knew everything. i'm alina cho. syracuse firing coach bernie fine after a new explosive tape surfaces. it's election day in egypt. i'm christine romans. with flesh blood in the streets, egyptians are heading to the polls, many of them voting for the first time in their lives on this "american morning." good morning, everybody. it's monday, november 28. carol and ali are off today. i'm alina cho, along with christine romans just back from vacation. welcome back.
>> good morning. >> this is live on the scene in los angeles. occupy protesters were warned they would be arrested if they were still on the streets after 4:30 a.m. west coast time. about half an hour ago. so far, it's been mostly a peaceful standoff with police. you can see one of the affiliate reporters there in front of the camera, certainly a top story out there. but earlier, we had been reporting that police were trying to get those protesters to fold up their tents and move out. what happened instead was that more protesters moved in. so we are watching this story very, very closely throughout the morning. also developing this morning, syracuse university associate head basketball coach bernie fine has been fired. this after explosive allegations of sexually abusing two former ball boys. after the firing, the head coach there, who had earlier defended fine, he issued this statement. he said, the allegations that have come forth today are
disturbing and deeply troubling. i am personally very shocked because i have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. i believe the university took the appropriate step tonight. what is most important is that this matter be fully investigated, and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. and he went on to say, i deeply regret any statements i made that might have inhibited that from happening or been insensitive to victims of abuse. he had been very vocally in support of this assistant coach. >> he had. and now there's a bit of an about-face. espn has released meanwhile that secretly recorded conversation in 2002 between fine's wife, lori fine, and one of the coach's accusers, bobby davis. on it, potentially damning evidence that suggests that lori fine not only knew about the abuse but allowed it to go on. we want to play some of that for you right now.
>> i know everything that went on, you know. i know everything that went on with him. bernie has issues, maybe he's not aware of, but he has issues. and you trusted somebody you shouldn't have trusted. >> yeah. >> bernie is also in denial. i think that he did the things he did, but somehow through his own mental telepathy he has been able to erase them out of his mind. you know what? go to a place where there's gay boys, find yourself a gay boy, you know, get your rocks off, and have it be over with. >> yeah, but -- >> you know, he needs a, that male companionship that i can't give him. because i care about you, and i don't want to see you being treated that way. >> yeah. >> and it's hard for -- if it was another girl, like i told you, it would be easy to step in because you know what you're up against. but when it's someone, it's another guy, you can't compete with that. >> davis had recorded multiple
conversations with her and may have edited them to appear more inflammatory. bobby davis and his stepbrother, mike lang, say fine molested them back when they were ball boys at syracuse. davis also claims that lori fine had a sexual relationship with him when he was 18 years old. >> today affiliate wcsh spoke to a third accuser who has come forward against fine. the 23-year-old zach tomaselli says that fine molested him in a pittsburgh hotel when he was 13, the night before a syracuse game against pitt. tomaselli has his own troubles. he is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in maine in 2009 and 2010. tomaselli's own father calls him a liar and denies him ever meeting fine or allowing his son to make a trip with the coach. and his attorney released this. mr. fine will not comment on newspaper stories beyond his initial statement. any comment would only invite and perpetuate ancient and
suspect claims. mr. fine remains hopeful of a credible and expeditious review of the relevant issues by law enforcement authorities. and students are having trouble believing all of this is happening at their school. we have more from the campus. and, deb, you have called this tape the game changer. there was a lot of skepticism about these claims before, and now the tables have turned. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely. and, you know, a lot of people here at syracuse university are trying to reconcile the sort of two sides of bernie fine. the man, the coach that they know as a respected part of the basketball program who helped recruit and develop many of the players here. and now these new allegations, really by his wife, who describes him as having a problem. and they're really trying to come to terms with who is the real bernie fine. the man they have known for so many years, or the man they are now just getting a glimpse of. we spoke to the sports editor of
the school paper here. and here's what he said. >> every single person that we talk to, multiple people in though house, worked on the reporting and every single one we talked to would defend coach fine, and not a single one gave us even the slightest bit of an impression that these were true allegations. and now this is coming from former players and coaches and people he worked so close with. it seemed at least like that the syracuse basketball community was in defense of coach fine. and then in the community itself, the syracuse community, there were people who thought it was ridiculous. there were people who thought, you know, it wasn't true as well. i think a lot of people fed off of what jim boeheim said, which is they are just looking for money in the fallout and the wake of penn state. but certainly i don't think anyone can say they upsuspectedt from bernie fine, a guy that has been a dedicated member of the community and has done so much for the basketball program. it is surprising if in fact it is true, which is still to be seen.
>> reporter: and police have launched an extensive investigation. they did not investigate back in 2002 when the accuser made the initial claims. part of it, the statute of limitations had run out. also they wanted the accuser to come in and speak with them face-to-face, because he really just placed a call from a university out in utah. but the accuser, bobby davis, alleges that the abuse went on for decades in the fine home, where he lived part of the time. and you think about this community, christine. the homes of both the assistant coach and coach jim boeheim, they are across the street from one another. when we went to the home last night, there were a couple of lights that were on, but nobody answered our repeated knocks. the chancellor in making her decision to fire the coach last evening said that there was little more she could do in face of the new allegations. she also says that they never had the tape back in 2005 when they investigated charges of abuse.
and then simply found them not credible because there was nobody to corroborate the story at the time. as i said, syracuse police, they are investigating, everyone taking this very seriously now. >> all right, deb. thanks. egypt is at a cross roads this morning. it's election day there. and with flesh blood being spilled in cairo, people are still heading to the polls, many of them voting for the first time in their lives. some 50 million people in egypt are eligible. our ivan watson is live for us in cairo. and the polls have been open now for about seven hours. what does it look like there? >> reporter: the polls are still pretty crowded over here. good morning to you. this line goes back -- there are hundreds of people waiting, perhaps hours for their chance to cast their ballot. and you know what? everybody i have talked to today has told me the same thing. this is the first time they have ever voted in an election. even though egypt did have presidential and parliamentary elections under the former
president, hosni mubarak. pretty much everyone i talked to said the elections were rigged in favor of the president's ruling party. and now we feel like we have a choice. some of the very people that are telling me this are shy about speaking in front of the camera in english. and certainly there is no shortage of choices here. the ballot has in some cases more than 100 candidates and political peaarties they can choose from. the election season will go on for months. voting today will go on for two days, alina. but only 1/3 of the country. next month will be another round of elections in another 1/3 of the country. and then the month after another 1/3 of the country. and they won't actually get the results until january. so people are going to get very used to elections in this country if all goes according to plan. alina? >> ivan, i'm curious whether the people have you spoken to feel as though the elections are going to make any difference.
>> reporter: it's a good question. take a listen to what one voter had to say to us right now. >> it will not change in one month or a year or in five years. it will take a long time to change from one system to the other. we have been going with this system for the past 30 years, and it's not like a button you push to change everything. people's mentality has to change. everything. the more population, the way they think, the way education, everything, it's just the whole system that has to change. >> reporter: there you go, alina. now, if it's noisy here, it's because there's a campaign truck here blaring campaign slogans right outside the polling station. we have been informed by authorities that campaigning during the voting is illegal, but that doesn't seem to be stopping the political parties here. back to you.
>> all right. ivan watson live for us in cairo on a very important election day in egypt. meantime, three american college students are back home in the united states this morning a few days after an egyptian court ordered their release. they were accused of throwing molotov cocktails during the uprisi uprising. one says they fabricated the charges against them. earlier, sweeney said he was so terrified he fainted when he was realized he was being detained. >> there were about 20 -- 15 to 20 military or police, excuse me, i believe egyptian policemen with guns standing in front of us, and they had just pulled out a bunch of gasoline and bottles and put them before us. and i was -- i thought that there was a good chance that they might try to execute us or kill us perhaps that night. and i did not know whether anyone else would ever know about that.
>> wow. sweeney says that egyptian authorities beat him. they threatened to shoot him. he says, though, he'd consider returning to egypt some day, just not any time soon. >> he might stay home for the semester first. still ahead, she is a prominent egyptian journalist based right here in new york city. and a good friend of our show. mona is here in our studios this morning, and she'll share a very personal story. she says she was beaten, her bones broken, in both wrists, and sexual assaulted by policemen and thugs while covering the clashes. her story is up next. protesters in los angeles hold their ground overnight as police move in. these are live pictures right here. we have all the new developments for you just ahead. and a little later on in the show, actor kal penn will drop by our studios. he is once again focusing on his hollywood career after a two-year stint as a staffer in the white house. so was the real west wing like the show "west wing"?
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16 minutes after the hour. election day in egypt comes after a week of deadly demonstrations. egyptian american journalist mona lived through a violent run-in with police while covering the protests in cairo's tahrir square. she says she was arrested, skaults sexual assaulted, and beaten. she is live now here in our studios. it is great to see you, with two casts. but nonetheless, great to see you. we were talking in the break about this. and for all of those people out there who haven't heard what happened, tell us what happened. because this is something that you never think as a journalist is going to happen to you. >> exactly. you know, i arrived in egypt -- i'm an egyptian, and the revolution means a great deal to me. i arrived in egypt tuesday night to be there to watch it as a
journalist but also take part as an egyptian. and on wednesday night, a day later, i want to the frontline basically between protesters and security forces. now that street has seen horrendous violence unleashed on protesters by the security forces. so many young men lost their eyes, people were killed, and lethal doses of tear gas were used. so i wanted to go and see what it was like and just experience that street. >> at what point did you realize you were in danger? >> basically, when they started opening fire. we were ducking for cover. and the activists that i was with at the time we both now realize we were entrapped, kind of by like double agents on our side. they took us into what they said was a safe shelter, and basically were holding us there until the police could come and get us. >> and tell us what happened then. >> unbeknownst to me, they arrested my friend, and he was brutally beaten as well. c and then they surrounded me, and unleashed these blows with these sticks and broke my hand and arm. and then they drug me into a no
man's land, and sexual assaulted me. i had hands all over my body, on my breasts, in between my legs. >> you said you were pulling hands out of your pants. >> literally. at one point i fell on the ground, and i thought if i don't get up now, i'm going to die or they're going to rape me. it was a nightmare. but i want to emphasize the reason that i am here is that what happened to me is what happened to me is 1/10 of what is happening to egyptians. this has long been used against egyptians against other egyptians. here it is happening again now. so i want the world to know that the military rulers in egypt right now are violent and brutal and do not belong in the leadership role that they have. >> abobut you're not just telli your story so that the world knows, you are planning legal action. you have spoken to your attorneys. you are gathering documents. who do you want to go after?
>> the ministry of the interior, the supreme council of the armed forces. >> what do you want to accomplish? >> i want to make a point, that the reason we are protesting is to make a stance against this kind of violence. so i along with so many other egyptians are fighting in whatever way we can. as a journalist, as a media person, i can use media and speak out. but there are human rights activists who courageously and for years now have been fighting this brew taleutality, and they going to help me raise a case. a woman is raising a case against the military for subjecting her to a virginity test. i am honoring that courage. if this young woman can take a case against the military rulers of egypt, the least i can do is raise a case against them and speak out. >> it's election day in egypt. that's obviously headline grabbing. some 50 million people going to the polls. the polls have been open for seven hours. how does it feel to be on the
sidelines watching it from here? >> it's horrendous to be physically outside of egypt. but in my heart, i am very much in cairo. i was hoping i could vote there. and just join the thousands and thousands of people. this is our jifrt post january 25 election. i have friends who are running for parliament. it breaks my heart i can't be there. but i have my ticket to go back. i'll be back there for the anniversary of january 25. >> but it takes six weeks to get the cast off, right? >> yeah. >> what kind of therapy are you going through? >> rht now it's just the cast. i am tweeting all day, so i'm not really keeping my arms still. >> of course you are. you're a journalist at heart. it was so great to see you. and you look fantastic, but for those big two casts on your arms. and we wish you well. >> i'm so happy to be here. >> happy holidays. >> you as well. now a check of the early morning markets next. they are up. plus, another black friday is in the books. so how did the stores make out? it's 21 minutes after the hour. [ male announcer ] does your prescription medication
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also this morning, new insight into secret loans made during the height of the financial crisis. according to documents obtained by bloomberg news through a freedom of information act request, jp morgan, bank of america, citigroup, wells fargo, morgan stanley and goldman sachs borrowed $460 billion from the fed, on top of $160 billion they received as part of the other bailout. so a lot of money being funneled to keep those banks going. in cyber monday today, according to the national retail federation, 123 million bargain hunters are expected to log on looking for deals, and it's the one-day shopping event created by the industry, of course, that's projected to bring in a record $1.2 billion. today's bargains would follow what the national retail federation is calling another record-breaking black friday and holiday weekend. according to this trade group's own survey, shoppers spent $52.4 billion from thursday through sunday. of course there's lots of
skepticism about whether sales were really that high. that's because the data is just not available yet. but we do know that shopper foot traffic was up a little bit compared with last year. "twilight" trumps the muppets. the "twilight" saga "breaking dawn part 1" raked in $42 million over the weekend. at number two, "the muppets" with sales of $29.57 million. and from tv's "the office" to your office, staples will reportedly begin selling a brand of paper by dunder miflin. that's the paper company from the nbc sitcom. according to the "wall street journal," the pack was paper come packaged with playful slogans like get your skrant on. it's also expected to cost more than your average pack of copy paper as well. that's for the joke. you pay more, i guess. up next, teen star miley cyrus is staring down another scandal. she tells a crowd at her 19th birthday party that she's a
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i was in the hotel room, and he would basically fondle me four to maybe five times. >> a third man accusing former syracuse assistant coach bernie fine of abusing him when he was a ball boy. but his own father calls him a liar on this "american morning." all right. welcome back to "american morning." a top story this morning, police telling occupy l.a. protesters to clear out right now. we're going to show you some live pictures from los angeles. protesters were warned they would be arrested if they were still on the streets after 4:30 a.m. west coast time. that was about an hour ago. that's after a midnight deadline to leave camp came and went. so far it's been a mostly
peaceful standoff with police. egyptians are heading to the polls today, many of them for the first time. some 50 million eligible as thousands of demonstrators continue their occupation of tahrir square in cairo. it's election day. and the process of tapicking parliament will last until march. syracuse has fired bernie fine. he is accused of sexual abusing two former ball boys. espn aired a secretly recorded conversation between the coach's wife and his initial accuser. on it, potentially damning evidence suggesting she knew all about the alleged abuse. earlier we spoke to john worthheim, a senior writer at "sports illustrated." he is watching both the penn state and the syracuse sex scandals and talked about what's different in each case. on its face, have you two longtime assistant coaches. they are married, roughly the same age. the two men accused are men and boys using sports as a lure. on the face, there are a lot of eerie similarities. but big difference between a
grand jury report and eight different allegations and 40 counts on the indictment, versus these cases in syracuse. but, no, i mean, i think if one good things comes of penn state, it's emboldening other people to come forward and we're taking these accusations more seriously, and investigating them more thoroughly. >> after the firing, syracuse head coach jim boeheim, who earlier defended fine, really defended him strongly, he said he deeply regrets the statements he made about the allegations. >> and now a third accuser is coming out, claiming that bernie fine sexually abused him as a child. this allegedly took place back in 2002, when the accuser was just 13 years old. our susan candiotti has more on what he just told police. >> zach tomaselli is now 23 years old. but when he was 13, he says bernie fine sexual assaulted him. tomaselli says he told police all about it a few days ago.
tomaselli tells me after meeting fine at an autograph signing in 2002, his dad told him he could go by himself to see a game in pittsburgh. he says his dad put him on a bus with syracuse fans, and when he got to a hotel, fine took him to his hotel room and molested him several times during the night. this is what he told our affiliate wcsh. >> i was in the hotel room. and he was -- he would put his hand down by shorts whenever i was sitting there watching tv. and he would basically fondle me, four to maybe even five times. and it would go in spurts between 10 and 15 minutes, and it would stop for a couple of hours. and then he would start all over again. >> tomaselli says almost a year later, in 2003, fine invited him and his dad to a post game party at fine's house. his dad didn't go, but tomaselli says his dad allowed him to stay
overnight. he was not assaulted that time, he says. last monday, tomaselli called syracuse police and met with detectives wednesday. he says they grilled him for hours, and pressed him to describe the inside of fine's home. a couple of days later, federal agents and syracuse police searched fine's home and trash and removed filing cabinets. tomaselli has his own troubles. he's currently accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the state of maine, and he has a trial coming up. however, tomaselli's own father calls his son a liar. first, denies his son's allegation that he sexually abused him, and says his son is making the whole thing up about bernie fine. >> i brought him to two or three games in syracuse. never brought him to a game in pittsburgh or let him go to a game in pittsburgh. never went to any after parties. never let him alone doing that kind of thing. we went to a few games, and always in the nosebleed section.
never got good seats down near or within shouting distance of bernie fine. and never talked to bernie fine or ever met him. and zach hasn't either. so it's all fabricated. >> tomaselli's father says so far, he has not been contacted by police. now, tomaselli also says that syracuse police tell him that the statute of limitations in the state of new york has run out in terms of sexual allegations. however, they also advised him, that if the federal government decides to prosecute, that statute of limitations has not yet run out. christine and alina? >> susan candiotti, thank you very much. the post holiday week is starting off with an odd weather pattern. snow in the south, rain in the north. jackie is in the extreme weather center, our ray of sunshine. good morning. >> good morning. it's kind of the reverse, isn't it? reverse psychology. you'd think you would get the
snow up north and the rain in the south. but the opposite is going to be happening here, especially in the next 24 hours. as we take a look at the radar map already, mostly rain right now, but some occasional sleet in northern mississippi and eastern parts of arkansas. so we'll continue to keep an eye on that. and you really have to look into the upper levels of the atmosphere so figure out what's going on here. and this is the jet stream pattern. you can see that big dip here. so that allows all of the cold air from the north to kind of pool in down here across parts of the southeast. and it's never really going to get up here and hook up with that moisture in the northeast, and that's why you're going to stay on the rain side up there. so looking for this to transition over to some snow. we could see a couple of inches. winter weather advisories for you in memphis. over towards birmingham. even birmingham could get one to two inches. and most of this happening overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. delays already, though. mostly because of cloud cover here in philadelphia. looking for departure delays around 30 minutes. people still kind of trying to catch up from that holiday travel.
about for the most part, we think the northeastern corridor will be in the clear today and looking for delays in places like nashville as well as into atlanta. nice and clear and sunny across the nation's midsection. just on the cold side. 45 in kansas city. 30s across parts of the mid south. new video of miley siricyru sparking controversy. she is celebrating her 19th birthday, but it's the comment about the cake that has people fired up. >> thank you, and the real party -- >> this cake is the best. >> you know you're a stoner when your friends make you a bob marley cake. you know you smoke way too much [ bleep ] weed. >> you know you smoke way too much bleeping weed, she says. >> i thought she was perfect.
>> i thought all the disney stars were perfect. >> they say it was all a joke. kelly osbourne is coming to her rescue on twitter. she says she wasn't serious, it was a joke. back off and leave her alone. >> she says she was angry that one of their friends turned over the tape, first of all, or the video. and said how could she do all the wonderful things she does with her life if she was a stoner? >> every mike is hot. up next, you know him from the "harold and kumar" franchise. actor kal penn is here. it has an hd webcam,ale ] killer audio, and lids that switch to start every semester fresh. but mostly it helps me try new moves on and off the court. ♪ [ male announcer ] powered by
♪ >> well, if you weren't awake before, you are now. good morning, washington, d.c. where it's cloudy and 54 degrees, going up to a high of 69. are you kidding me? is it the end of november? >> it's going to be a beautiful day in the nation's capital. welcome back. our next guest worked in that white house, the obama white house, for two years before calling it quits. not to take a cushy consulting
job or to run for office himself. no. he left in part to continue to star in a successful series of stoner films. yes, stoner films. here is a look at the latest one in theaters now, "a very harold and kumar 3d christmas." >> you guys all right? >> huh? >> are you alive? >> harold? >> kumar? >> wait a second. that was you at the tree farm? you took my tree? so you killed two of my trees in one night? >> hold on. that is a perfectly salvageable tree. that was a perfectly salvageable tree. >> kal penn joining us now to talk about politics, hollywood, and even a new video game. nice to see you. thanks for coming in. >> good to see you. >> kal penn is actually your full first name, right? >> correct. >> now, tell me, after two years in washington, d.c., working in the white house, where they say in d.c., you know, if you want a friend, go get a dog, what was it like to go back to the shark infested waters of hollywood?
>> you know, both towns are actually oddly similar, because they are one industry towns in each one. but i enjoyed it. i was very blessed to have really good friends. all of my white house colleagues were phenomenal. we kind of knew each other on the years on the campaign trail for the president. i think i had a different experience because i knew i was there for two years and then would go back to something creative. i didn't have the grind of -- >> there was an end in sight. >> right. >> but you worked hard. people say you were attached to your blackberry. you were in it. >> everyone there works. they work incredibly long hours. obviously, it's an honor to serve your country in any form. and it was incredible. i loved every second of it. >> and there you are with president obama. well, you were looking like best friends there. but, you know, everybody wants to know, is the real west wing like "the west wing" show? and you tell this great story about your first night at the white house and trying to order in chinese food. >> it's nothing like "west wing" the tv show. the food is in the eisenhower
building. the cafeteria closes at 1:00 in the afternoon. so you're working until 10:00, 11:00 at night. and you're not allowed to order chinese food. i'm thinking, we can all order some food. and they are saying you can't. you learn very quickly to bring your food in the morning if you're going to stay late. >> when you look at like, you know, approval ratings, congress, walking away after working inside of it for two years, do you feel more clarity about how things work or more disgust? get me back to hollywood where things are real. >> yeah, right. no, i actually feel less cynical now than when i started, which i know sounds ridiculous if you're kind of paying attention to the spin. but i worked on youth issues for the most part. the things that i was working on were the president increasing financial aid and providing health care to folks, and a lot of youth entrepreneurship pieces. >> so the whole student loan revamp? >> a lot of that stuff. so regardless of whether you're a democrat or republican, for a lot of young folks in particular, there was a lot of
hopeful things that we worked on. >> for people who aren't familiar, tell us about the "harold and kumar" series and the latest movie. >> i can't believe it's a series. we shot the first movie, a buddy comedy about two friends who in the first one went to go get hamburgers. the second one they escape from guantanamo bay. sort of your traditional buddy comedy. they are also known as stoner movies and also known as -- everyone seems to attach a label to them. this one is a christmas movie. so wholly inappropriate christmas movie, i should add. don't take your children to see it. >> and don't try to put out a fire with pillows. >> that's right. the stoner part. how does a guy get a job in the white house after being known for a stoner film? did they ask you about this? >> they didn't ask me about the movie. everyone goes through the same background check. this is where i love acting. >> they asked you how many jobs have you been fired from? >> that's right. you have to fill out, have you been fired from jobs? and i was fired from two sitcoms when i was younger for not being funny enough. that's really what i said on the
form. i think they are going to think that i am making fun of them, but honest to goodness i was fired for that reason. >> it's not just the movie. you have a video game and maybe a new workplace comedy in the works? you're not a boring or bored person. you are working still. >> i feel really blessed i can come back and be creative. there's an awesome video called rainman origins that i have been involved in. this one is all hand-drawn art that they fed into a computer so you can see this really neat -- >> it looks pretty docile. >> it's pretty fun. there is four-player opt in. my friday nights are usually spent playing video games. >> what's it called? >> rainman origins. >> president obama is in a tough re-election fight. are you going to head back out there on the campaign trail and campaign for him? go back to d.c.? i know you're headed back in the short-term. but going back, going to do it from l.a., or what are you going to do? >> i absolutely would love to volunteer and give him a hand. i think before i started working in d.c., i had friends over in iraq and afghanistan. to see them actually have the
chance to come home now to see a lot more of the focus things like that, it's all positive. and i think he's done a tremendous job and i'd love to help him out again. >> you brought a lot of positive attention to the white house just by virtue of working there. and best of luck on all of your new projects. >> thank you. >> nice to meet you. >> thank you very much. just ahead, behind the scenes of the victoria's secret fashion show. kal, stick around for this, including a look at those iconic angel wings. how are they made? >> 47 minutes after the hour. [ growling ] one step at a time. come on, snowy. look! did you ever see a more beautiful sight? captain! it's just a mirage. - snowy? what is it, boy? - [ barks ] what do you see? [ yipping ] [ woman announcing ] just like snowy, your dog's one of a kind. overactive imagination and all. [ barking ] long live your buddy. long live your dog. [ tintin ] snowy! purina dog chow. see the adventures of tintin, only in theaters.
49 minutes after the hour. here are your morning headlines. it's election day in egypt. voters are heading to the polls as thousands of demonstrators continue their occupation of tahrir square in cairo. the process of picking a new parliament is scheduled to last into march. the man charged with trying to assassinate president obama is headed to court today. 21-year-old oscar ortega hernandez is accused of firing gunshots at the white house. the president was in california on the day of the shooting. syracuse university has now fired associate men's basketball coach bernie fine. he is accused of sexual abusing two former ball boys. the announcement coming after espn aired a secretly recorded conversation between the coach's wife lori, and his initial accuser, bobby davis, which
suggests lori fine new about the abuse. a university of utah professor and father of two young children accused of watching child pornography on his laptop is set to be arraigned today. it allegedly happened onboard a delta flight to boston on saturday. police say another passenger took a cell phone photo of 47-year-old grant smith watching the video, and then told the crew. the family of a florida a&m drum major who died after a suspected hazing incident now plans to sue the school. they are holding a news conference later today. wall street protesters standing their ground despite deadlines to leave. police telling occupy l.a. protesters to clear out. protesters were warned they would be arrested if they were still on the streets after 4:30 a.m. west coast time. in philadelphia, mean while, prr protesters ignored an eviction notice and staged a sit-in. the markets open in 45 minutes or less. right now, the dow, nasdaq, and
s&p 500 futures are all up more than 2%. and millions of bargain hunters are expected to log on for today's cyber monday deals. the retail industry's latest marketing creation. analysts predict that shoppers will spend a record $1.2 billion. that's the news you need to know to start your day. "american morning" is back after this.
november. >> there was some talk of there might be rain in new york, but let's hope no rain today. >> welcome back to "american morning." the victoria's secret fashion show is without a doubt the most watched and perhaps the most anticipated fashion event in the world. >> i went for the taping the very first time. it is something to see, and let's be honest, it is not about the underwear. it's about the model and what they are wearing on their backs. we're talking about those wings. so what goes into making them? i recently went behind the scenes to have a look. the victoria's secret fashion show may be the only one in the world that celebrates models wearing almost nothing. and the only one that features these, wings. beautiful wings. >> every girl that does victoria's secret wants the wings. it's a really big deal. i don't think people know how big of a deal it is. >> this is supermodel koutzen's
fifth year to walk the show, but only her third as a victoria's secret angel wearing wings. >> i saw those wings, and they were coming closer and closer, and i was like, yay! >> do you ever get wings and have them taken away? >> you can't do that. >> ok. >> that's unacceptable. >> that would be devastating? >> yeah. >> todd thomas is the man behind the wings. >> not every model gets a wing. >> not everybody does, no. uh-uh. >> thomas gave me a behind the scenes tour of this year's wing collection for the latest show. >> this year we've topped ourselves. both in the number of looks and in the number of wings. we have 68 looks. and we have 31 wings. >> some people might think every look has a wing. not true. >> no, it's not true. >> that's because if every look did, models would have trouble passing each other on the catwalk. >> they're beautiful, very big. the only thing on the runway, it takes all the space on the runway. so when my girlfriend is crossing me, i have to give a
little turn. >> the wings are elaborate. >> this is an automated pair of wings. >> made from everything from feathers to aluminum. >> as big as we go or as heavy as we go or as incredibly spectacular as we go, they have to be light. >> to this one, gold plated with swarovski crystals, costing $100,000, and weighing 35 pounds. >> tell me about walking with the wing. that takes practice. >> yes. yes. that's why it's good you start small and get bigger. >> they are all handmade. the process starts nine months before the show with sketches and then prototypes and then about three months before the wing team gets to work. so months? >> months, yeah. >> this isn't just slapped together in a week. >> it's not like ps, by the way, we're doing this wing. >> once it's showtime -- do you get nervous? >> oh, yes, of course. >> you do? >> i'm in underwear. >> you know, she's only 26 or
maybe 27 years old. she just had a baby. >> how tall is she? >> above 6 feet. >> a little taller than you are. >> these women are avatar. yeah, she is being kind. i said, christine, even you would seem a little short compared to these victoria's secret models. >> they are tall and thin and beautiful. >> they are. you should see what goes into the workout and eating regime before the show. but that's a whole other story. the victoria's secret fashion show will air on cbs tomorrow. >> all right. wow, they're skinny and tall. 56 minutes after the hour. annual bonus. so you earn 50 percent more cash. if you're not satisfied with 50% more cash, send it back! i'll be right here, waiting for it. who wouldn't want more cash? [ insects chirping ] i'll take it. i'll make it rain up in here. [ male announcer ] the new capital one cash rewards card. the card for people who want 50% more cash. what's in your wallet?
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