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good morning, america. and breaking news overnight, a deadly wall of twisters tears through the south. thousands swept up in terrifying tornadoes, with no warning. right at dinner time. >> it was like "the wizard of oz." how they all get lifted up and start spinning. i thought i was on a rollercoaster. >> sam is tracking the latest in the storm zone. drama in the air last night. a pilot gets trapped in the bathroom in a busy new york airport. and the control tower was told the captain had disappeared. the emergency landing for delta flight 6132. the shocking benetton ads causing outrage around the world. leaders in lip-lock, as the vatican threatens to sue over this highly provocative picture of the pope kissing a muslim imam. and muppet mania right here on "gma."
miss piggy and the whole gang take over times square this morning. >> what's that smell? it smells like baking. that curling iron is hot. watch it. sheesh. team beauty helping out. >> in your dressing room. >> it's miss piggy. whatever she wants. >> whatever she wants. we're going to have a lot of fun throughout the morning. first, we get to the new details in the penn state sex abuse scandal. the mother of one of jerry sandusky's adopted sons, speaking out about what she says went on inside that home. and more and more young men are coming forward now, in their 20s, saying this is dating back to the '70s. >> they are really angered about the interview sandusky gave the other night. first, we have someone else joining us this morning.
>> good morning. >> katie couric. she is part of the abc family. you have your morning muscle memory back. >> yeah. i sure do. i now know how much i've been missing the dark circles, the sleep deprivation. the 9:30 curfew comes in handy. we got to get home, i have to get up early. >> it's a great excuse. >> everybody's staying up tonight to watch your great special. >> luckily, it's on at 8:00. that means i can stay up, too. i got up at 3:30, so paranoid, i wasn't going to wake up this morning. yeah, i was sort of regis' personal stalker for the past few weeks. we have a special tonight. a real valentine to a man whose career has spanned more than 50 years. i happen to love regis. and i think the special is a lot of fun to watch. >> we cannot wait to see that. >> you went back home with him. >> to the bronx. as my mom would say, he's never gotten too big for his britches. it was so fun to go back to his hometown. he saw his old friends. and everybody was so happy to see him.
and we had a great time together. >> we're happy to have you here. and looking forward to your show. >> well, thank you. >> that will be in the fall, right? >> next september. hopefully you'll see me a few times on this show, as well. >> we'll see you in our second half hour. we have to get to sam right now because the deadly tornadoes that have swept through the south overnight, really hit at dinnertime and catching people off guard. >> yeah, several hours of violent tornadoes. >> good morning. let's talk about this worst outbreak of storms since the april outbreak, 336 tornadoes killed 250 people then. a wall of twisters struck just before dinner time, catching thousands unaware. they are forced to watch as tornadoes pass right in front of their windows. one with winds up to 135 miles per hour, taking down trees in a 27-mile path and plowing
through homes. take a look at one surround this man's home in alabama. you can hear the house creaking under the intense pressure. >> all of a sudden kept getting bigger and bigger. and the wind picked up heavy. >> reporter: the overnight storms are part of a powerful cold front making its way through the south. 24 tornadoes in 24 hours across 6 states. from alabama to louisiana, overnight rescue workers searched through the darkness for survivors. one woman was pulled from her home which was pulverized by the strong winds. another neighborhood had two homes ripped from their foundations. >> it was like "the wizard of oz." like how they all get lifted up. and they all start spinning. i felt like i was on a rollercoaster. >> it's not unusual for november to have strong storms. it is highly unusual for this number in november. it's a powerful shot of cold air. and we'll have everybody's cold temperatures when we come back just a minute. josh, robin, george? >> okay, sam. thank you very much. josh is here with the other
developing stories we have right now. it could truly be occupying wall street. >> indeed. a chaotic scene in lower manhattan. we begin with the protesters in the occupy wall street movement, promising to unleash chaos this morning. in san francisco, the protesters stormed a bank of america shouting and blasting air horns. driving employees out the door. at this hour here in new york, protesters are, again, literally attempting to occupy wall street. vowing to shut down the stock exchange. abc's dan harris is in the middle of it all. dan? >> reporter: hey, josh, good morning. behind me, a crowd of several hundred occupy wall street protester whose have managed to shut down a small intersection near the new york stock exchange. a short while ago, police moved into the crowd and arrested several dozen people who refused to get up and clear the streets this. is a big day for this movement. they've got a series of rallies planned here in new york city, and across the country, two days ago they were kicked out of the original encampment that started
this whole movement, that evacuation, that forced evacuation, raised the question, what is next for this movement. today, the occupy wall street protesters hope to provide an answer to that. josh, back to you. >> and it's something we will see again later today. thank you, dan harris. meanwhile, the man accused of firing a rifle at the white house, hitting a bullet-proof window in the process, is due in court in pennsylvania today. abc news was the first to report on the manhunt for that man, 21-year-old oscar ortega hernandez. he was captured wednesday in pennsylvania, thanks to a tip from a hotel clerk. police say he is mentally ill and obsessed with president obama. and a security concern in space this morning. hackers have been able to take control of two government satellites on at least two recent occasions. the hackers targeted the command and control systems of what are being called earth observation satellites, gaining temporary control. a congressional panel suspects china, because of evidence the chinese have previously plotted attack on space communication
facilities. meanti meantime, china is criticizing u.s. plans to send 2500 troops to australia. in response to chinese presence in the south pacific. australia today, said the troop buildup will deter threats to peace in the region. and two police officers in albuquerque have been fire affidavit this surveillance video showed them repeatedly kicking a suspected car thief in the head, more than a dozen times. it wasn't just the violence, it was then the fact they were seen celebrating. there are now calls for the justice department to investigate the city's police department. and federal agents have uncovered one of the most significant drug smuggling tunnels ever, along the u.s./mexico border. it is 400 yards long, connecting stash houses from san diego to tijuana. even more remarkable is what they found inside. 17 tons of marijuana. and the clothing company benetton has bowed to pressure from the vatican this morning, pulling its latest ad showing the pope kissing a top islamic leader from egypt. the vatican called this picture, and i quote, a grave act of
disrespect, end quote. it was part of benetton's unhate campaign, challenging people not to hate. and the campaign features photoshopped pictures of president obama kissing the president of china. and even kissing hugo chavez of venezuela. german leader, angela merkel, shown canoodling with french president sarkozy. i believe that was a canoodle. but they're taking down just the one with the pope or all of them? >> at this point, just the one with the pope. it remains to be scene with the rest of the campaign. >> we'll see. >> thank you. now, more breaking details this morning in the penn state sex abuse scandal. the biological mother of a boy adopted by former coach jerry sandusky is speaking out. saying she harbored concerns about him all the way back in the mid-1990s. abc's jim avila joins us from state college with his exclusive interview. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's difficult to tell the
long-term effects of jerry sandusky's decision to talk on television. but in the short term it certainly seems to have galvanized, the alleged victims that testified against him. according to the morning paper, it brought out new victims from as far back as the 1970s to hire attorneys to say they were abused by sandusky. it also angered an old foe that spoke first to abc news exclusively. debra long said she had a frightening inside look at the way jerry sandusky used charm, gifts and the power of penn state football to allegedly groom young boys for sex. >> it was jerry sandusky. you know, any 10-year-old is going to be impressed by penn state football. then, it was the gifts. money and clothing and whatever. >> reporter: she knew sandusky all-too well. sharing a son with him, and not by choice. debra long is matt sandusky's birth mother, taken away from her after he vandalized a garage. and given to sandusky as a foster child.
ultimately adopted by him at age 18. >> it was as if jerry owned matthew. >> reporter: at first, she says, in our exclusive interview, sandusky entered their lives as a welcome mentor at age 10. but said it turned into a nightmare. even though to this day, matt insists he was not abused by jerry. >> my son was afraid of jerry. if jerry said don't talk, matt didn't talk. i would sit back and i would watch when jerry would show up, how excited matt was. and then, as time went on, i would watch the same kid hide behind the bedroom door and say, mom, tell him i'm not home. >> reporter: and while matt sandusky still supports his adopted father, abc news has learned two other boys, named in the indictment against the penn state football coach, are now preparing to testify against him. >> he has decided to dig in his heels. and he's not going anywhere. he fully intends to testify.
>> reporter: a second boy known to be planning to testify as victim number one in the indictment, who abc news has learned already told his story to the grand jury. and is now anxious to tell it again in open court, according to his mother. >> he wants him to go to jail. and he wants him to pay for what he's done. and he doesn't want him on the streets where he can hurt somebody else. >> reporter: abc news reached out to matt sandusky and asked -- to ask about his mother's story. he declined to comment. george? >> jim, thanks. now, to politics. your voice, your vote. and the resurrection of newt gingrich. last summer his campaign all but collapsed. but thanks to some solid debates, he's climbed back to the top of the pack. the latest challenger to front-runner mitt romney. that means he's drawing some fire. and abc's jon karl joins us with more on that. jon, the speaker -- former speaker spent most of yesterday fending off questions about the big money he made from the firm at the center of the financial crisis.
>> reporter: he sure did, george. and he is finding out just how bright the spotlight is hen you are the fastest-rising republican in the poll. returning home overnight, newt gingrich had nothing to say when asked about the money he received from failed mortgage company, freddie mac. >> the answer is no. >> can you give us any comment at all? >> nope. none. >> reporter: while gingrich appears uninterested in discussing his role, his opponents aren't. michele bachmann lashed out yesterday. accusing gingrich of, quote, schilling for the company responsible for the financial crisis. >> the point is, is that he took money to also influence senior republicans to be favorable toward fannie and freddie. >> reporter: freddie mac made so many risky loans, that they needed a tax payer bailout in 2008 of $54 billion. a much bigger bailout than any of the banks. just last month, gingrich suggested top democrats should be thrown in jail because of their ties to freddie mac. >> if you want to put people in jail, i want to second what
michele said. you should start with barney frank and chris dodd. barney frank was the closest to freddie mac. >> reporter: now, it turns out for eight years, beginning in 1999, freddie mac paid gingrich nearly $2 million as a consultant. gingrich said on the mark levin radio show last night, it was a standard fee. >> and they paid a fee, which is relatively standard washington fee for that kind of advice. >> reporter: meanwhile, things got nasty at herman cain events in florida yesterday. reporters and even the candidate himself were crushed by loud crowds. and a local police officer roughed up reporters. gingrich says he welcomes the new scrutiny. and he predicts he'll do just fine with it, unless, quote, i blow up and do something utterly stupid. george? >> it's happened before. jon karl, thanks very much. let's get more from matthew dowd. and, matthew, you called this a month ago. you said newt would rise. he would surge. but we've seen so many other candidates, whether it's bachmann or cain or perry, take this position and then fall back. does newt have staying power?
>> i think the expiration date on newt is longer than the other candidates. he has national campaign experience. two, he's been under the spotlight before. he knows what to do. and, three, he's done very well in all of the debates. that's why i think, he is where he is today. >> how damaging could this scrutiny of his business interests be? he described his work for freddie mac last week, the failed mortgage giant, that so many conservatives hate, as a historian. you said he was an historian for them and that didn't seem to fly. >> he tried not to use miss piggy. but he's trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, in this case. it will be hard for him to turn this into a positive. you didn't be the insider's outsider. right now, his support is coming from the tea party and very conservative voters. there's a fine line between understanding washington and being part of washington. if this conveys he is part of washington, it's a problem for those voters. >> meanwhile, rick perry, putting up -- spending a lot of money, putting up ads attacking president obama. coming out with a massive reform washington agenda,
enough to get him back in the race? >> it may be a little too late. not enough and a little too late. that would have been a great message about two months ago. when he started this campaign? i think it's pitch-perfect for the voters he wants to appeal to. the problem right now is in the voter's head, they believe he's somewhat incompetent, not answering a number of questions and not done well at the debate. it's not going to resonate well. if newt adopts it, it could help. but right now, rick perry is probably on the end of the arc. >> and herman cain? >> i think there was a tipping point. what happened at the editorial board meeting when he didn't answer the question on libya. his star has sort of faded. now, i think it's a two-person race. fascinating between newt gingrich and mitt romney after all that's happened over the summer. >> matthew, thanks very much. all right, now to the emergency landing here in new york. the co-pilot of a delta flight from north carolina radioed the tower just before landing last night with what appeared to be a frightening message. the captain was missing. someone was trying to gain access to the cockpit.
abc's lisa stark reports on the tense moments before landing. and it was all caught on tape. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. was this a terrorist attack in the making? that's what concerned a pilot in the air and controllers on the ground. what was a seemingly routine flight from asheville, north carolina, to new york city, turned into anything but a routine landing. just as the plane was approaching new york's laguardia airport. the co-pilot of delta flight 6132, operated by regional carrier, chataqua air, realized the captain was nowhere to be found. he radioed air traffic control. >> yeah. 6132. we're at 180 knots, 10,000 now. can we leave the frequency for a minute. we're going to try to contact. >> reporter: seconds earlier, a man with a thick accent had tried to gain access to the cockpit, to tell the co-pilot the captain wasn't going to make the landing. another radio contact. >> the captain has disappeared in the back. and i have someone with a thick foreign accent trying to access the cockpit right now.
i have to deal with this situation. >> reporter: turns out, it was a false alarm. the captain was trapped in the bathroom by a faulty door latch and had given the passenger with the heavy accent, the security code for the cockpit door. but the co-pilot wasn't buying it. he radioed again. >> what i'm being told is he's stuck in the lav. and someone with a thick foreign accent is giving me a password to access the cockpit. and i'm not about to let him in. >> reporter: controllers on the ground, not taking any chances, ordered an emergency landing. >> chataqua, you guys out to declare an emergency and get on the ground. >> reporter: a few minutes later, the pilot radioed in, saying the situation had been resolved. but have no doubt this was a real scare. sources tell abc news, that fighter jets were nearly dispatched after the co-pilot voiced those concerns. robin? >> real frightening moments there. all right, lisa. >> a bathroom break. >> i know. who knew? let's get back over to sam now with more of the weather. >> yeah. good morning, robin.
george. good morning, everyone. this is a much improved situation from where we were 24 hours ago. as all of this exits the eastern seaboard, it's a colder shot of air behind it. we're looking at today's highs in atlanta about 55. raleigh, 54. check out the windchills this morning where the cold air is centered. minot, minneapolis, fargo. all of these temperatures are 0 to 10 degrees. that's the way it feel this morning. kansas city, you feel like 17 degrees. oklahoma city, 22. that's the shot of cold air that works towards new england and the east coast. but this time, just like the last few, it doesn't last very long in a lot of locations. warm air will push back in by the time we get into the weekend. but get ready for the colder temperatures today, working across most of the nation.
here because the muppets are here this morning. they have a big reunion and a new movie. perhaps romance between kermit and miss piggy? >> it's all business this morning. kermit trying to take everything under control. >> we're on pretty soon. i have to check on everybody. let's check on piggy. too much information. and swedish chef, how is it going with the catering? >> it's pretty -- >> i'm sorry? morning, george. whoops. gonzo, what are you doing in george's office? >> reading the paper. >> can you hurry it up? we're on in half an hour. >> let me finish the art section. >> welcome to the office. >> we're looking forward to having them all morning. coming up, a big royal rumor. is kate really pregnant? could it be twins? >> why the woman claiming justin bieber fathered her baby is still trying to prove the superstar is her dad.
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morning between police and protesters. department stray ares are planning another rally 5:00 this -- this evening and hope to reestablish tents in the plaza. >> the traffic established itself this morning. >> back to san bruno now still have a "sig alert" in effect with police activity eastbound 380 the connector camp to el camino real blocked, closed between san bruno avenue and 380. ace train 3, 10 15 minutes late out of the central valley. >> we check on your weather with the rain moving in
hey, rizzo. you can't have rats in here. >> i know. but nobody will go for a walk. >> yeah. >> it's already -- >> button. button. button. button. button. >> yeah. >> hey, scottie. hey, eddie. wanna hear a new joke i came up with? why did the chicken cross the internet? >> why? >> to get to the other site. get it? just throw to robin and george. you're no help. >> there we go. >> like a little rubber chicken in the morning. >> a new barrier every morning. >> the muppets are in town. they're taking over times square, live.
we're really excited to have them here. >> we are. them and their chickens. we're going to get a lot more from them coming up. also, justin bieber. that baby drama will not go away, even though the woman suing him as actually dropped the lawsuit. but she's standing by her story. we have the latest on that. also on "gma," we have the newest member of our abc family. katie couric. there with the muppets, as well. >> hi, miss piggy. >> you don't work here, do you? >> i do. >> a lot of stars here this morning. and katie has a fantastic special tonight with regis philbin, on the eve of his final day on "live." >> what will he be doing next in his next chapter? but first, the frenzy surrounding william and kate. first, she passed on having pean peanuts. now, a new report that kate is, indeed, pregnant. nick watt joins us from london with the royal baby watch. what do you have to tell us this
morning, nick? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, the tabloids and a few others are itching for the next chapter in this soap opera, i suppose, that we can call the royal family. we're seeing headlines like kate's pregnancy cravings. but do we really know anything? when kate passed on the peanut paste in this photo op, wind bags like me screamed, is she pregnant? they're still screaming. a royal baby. >> the speculation these eight or ten weeks at the moment. >> some people say six. >> some people say six. some people say eight. some people are saying ten. >> reporter: and "us" magazine says she's already nesting. an insider says they're working on names. they want something traditional. edward, phillip and michael are likely for a boy. or alice or rose for a girl. if you believe "star" magazine, they'll need two names.
they claim it's twin. "us" magazine says kate wants a boy and a girl. really? really? the couple's spokesperson told us, we will be the ones to make announcements, not hollywood. >> if she is pregnant, she has to reach that crucial 12-week scan. it used to be the case that the notice was posted on the gates of buckingham palace. i doubt we'll see that this time. it will probably be going out on twitter. >> reporter: all we know for sure is they do want kids. >> i think we'll take it one step at a time. we'll get over the marriage first, then look at the kids. but obviously, we want a family. >> reporter: first comes love. then comes carriage. then, comes a baby in a golden carriage. a baby like william, to be fawned over, photoed, and another character in the soap opera. now, every time kate's in public, we're looking for a baby bump beneath that couture. and counting, yes, counting, how many times she touches her belly. now, if she really is pregnant, and if she listened to advice
from someone like me, which is doubtful, listen. i was awake all last night with two, crying kids. kate and william, enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. >> of course they're going to listen to you, and take your advice. it will be an interesting few weeks and months ahead, as the countdown continues. >> i like that tradition, posting on buckingham palace. >> that would be great. >> we'll see. we're going to hear about the latest on the justin bieber baby drama. the woman who says he fathered her child, may have dropped the suit against the pop star. but she still wants him to say he's the dad. abc's bianna golodryga is here with the latest on that. and justin is not backing down, either. >> reporter: just when we thought it was over, they pull us back in. abc news has learned that earlier this week, after mariah yeater dropped her paternity suit against justin, her lawyer dropped her. but now, she has a new lawyer and a different strategy to prove her case against bieber. just when the world thought that bieber's baby drama was a thing
of the past -- >> changing her story. >> no longer has -- >> no bieber baby. >> reporter: not so fast. while mariah yeater has dismissed her suit against the pop star, she hopes to claim that bieber is the father of her 4-month-old son. but the sudden dismissal of the case has some insiders asking, why drop the suit now? >> dismissing or withdrawing the case is no indication of anything. >> reporter: yeater's lawyer says his client's life has been threatened. >> these death threats are relatively recent. and the fact that this case is no longer active in the court system could provide security. >> reporter: in addition to her safety, yeater's lawyer says he wants to ensure his client's privacy. >> i don't want my client's safety to be at risk if she shows up for a dna test and there's a stalker waiting for her. >> reporter: yeater's lawyer says the two camps are currently in secret negotiations over the
matter. while bieber's representatives have confirmed that the pop superstar will go through with the dna test when he returns to the u.s., which they say will be very soon, a spokesperson tells abc news there are absolutely no settlement discussions, period. in the meantime, the he said/she said saga appears to be far from over, with yeater's attorney remaining convinced that his client is telling the truth. >> i believe in this woman. >> reporter: and bieber's camp, continuing to call her claims, quote, malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false. yeater's attorney told abc news we shouldn't see his client make public appearances. he has advised her to keep a low-key and media-free profile going forward. >> thanks very much. now, let's get weather from sam. >> and november's cold/warm battle continues. wet's start with pictures out of
snoqualmie pass, washington. snow on the ground, making driving difficult. but look at what's stacking up in the next couple of days. two areas of low pressure that bring in snow to the higher elevations. we think by the time we get into sunday, seattle might even see its first snowflakes in the area. as that cold air pushes in, warm air will push the cold blast out of the way taking over the east coast today. it's a very quick shot of cold air. look at chicago, for example. 36 today. 48 tomorrow. minneapolis goes from 27 today to 50 tomorrow. remember, we told you it was a quick shot of cold air. and new york city and places >> so, it is a powerful shot of
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and we are back with katie couric. her first visit to "gma" since joining the "gma" family. katie's going to anchor a special edition of "20/20" on our friend, regis philbin. and katie's here with a preview. we see them walking right there. you did a deep dive on regis. >> we did. we spent a lot of time together, georgey. everyone knows regis has had an incredible career. he's been on "live" for more than 28 years. meanwhile, he's worked in showbiz for more than a half-century. he's spent more time in front of a tv camera than you, george, me, robin, sam, probably
everyone at abc combined. he has a secret to himself, and i think i came up with the answer. regis loves being regis. >> you're right. yeah. >> i got all dressed up last night. >> i've got an infection. >> we do have a sleeping problem. >> yeah. >> reporter: you might wonder what's left to learn about a man who has spent the last 28 years talking about himself. >> it was so interesting. between katie couric and barbara walters. they're both vying for my attention. >> yes. >> johnny here. the king. >> reporter: this morning fixture wanted to be the king of late-night. the closest he got was a behind-the-scenes interview with johnny carson. and to his shock, a dinner invitation. >> we made a date. wolfgang puck's restaurant. and i got on the freeway. i kept going. and i see l.a.x. i turned off on l.a.x. and i couldn't find my way back. >> reporter: and there was no gps at the time. >> no gps.
i'm telling you, i did 90 miles per hour. >> you must have been sweating bullets by then. >> i was sweating bullets. i went into the restaurant. and there he was, sitting there. and he had that long face on. he was angry that i was late. he was, i think, insulted. and of all the guys you don't want to insult. i mean, how stupid of me? >> reporter: was that your last experience with johnny carson? >> afraid to see him after that. >> reporter: oh. >> i'm sorry, johnny. thank you. >> reporter: he's had a few. it took more than 20 years, jumping around from station to station, before he finally hit the big-time. >> i wish i didn't have to wait until i was in my mid-50s before a good part of my life started in this business. >> reporter: but once "live with regis and kathie lee" went national, business started booming. >> by the way, i haven't asked you in a while.
how are your hemorrhoids? feel all right? >> reporter: and have been ever since. >> in a weird way, if you hate reality television today, you start of have to blame reege and myself for that. we're the first ones i know of that got paid for talking about their lives for a living. ♪ thanks for the memories >> saying good-bye is tough. it's going to be tough for me. you know? >> reporter: are you looking forward to it? are you dreading it? >> kind of. you've done it so long. and all of a sudden, you say good-bye to these people that you've worked with all these years. yeah. it's not going to be easy. ♪ now, you're on your way so, get it all ♪ ♪ but please recall i love you so much ♪ >> we'll be right back. >> that is great. >> he says he's not going to cry. but i think i'm going to.
and a lot of people in the audience will, too, i think. >> it seems like he may be having some second thoughts there. >> you know, i this it's bittersweet for him. after 28 years, can you imagine? but he said to me, some mornings after this one, you wake up and you do not want to get out of bed and go do the show. the timing is such. he's 80 years old. 80 years young, i should say. he's the most vibrant 80-year-old i've ever met in my life. he has so much energy. you say hi, regis. and he just hits the ground running. you don't have to say anything. >> he was with you at the larry king roast or whatever. >> yeah. >> the previous night. and he just has this energy about him. >> i know. he's so much fun. behind the bombast and the bravado and references to him in the third person, he is such a pussy cat and a sweet and caring person. >> we'll see it tonight on "20/20." "the morning maestro" with katie couric. >> i apologize for interrupting.
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too soon for crab loveer to -- lovers to start boiling water though the season started tuesday fishermen have not agreed with wholesalers over the price. one captain says the two sides are not close. >> seeing a little sun. mike more clouds as the day progresses, right? >> absolutely. especially north bay. the rest of us isolated shower during the evening our highs in the low to mid 50s. more showers tomorrow, ran saturday night to sunday.
net ♪ live, from times square, this is "good morning america" with george stephanopoulos and robin roberts. >> and miss piggy. >> good morning, america. >> hi, there. ♪ it's time to wake up early it's time to see the stars ♪ ♪ it's time to get things started ♪ ♪ robin and lara get me started ♪ ♪ it's time to get things started ♪ ♪ on the inspirational celebrational ♪ ♪ george stephanopoulos ♪ this is the "good morning america" show ♪ >> good morning, america. >> wow. >> oh, yeah. unbelievable.
>> it's great to have them. oh, my goodness. >> wonderful. wonderful. we have to try some others here. >> thank you. that was terrific. >> we love being on your show. we're going to sing later. we're going to do one of our favorite songs. you guys can sing along. >> "mahna mahna"? >> yeah. >> that's a dream come true for me. >> i'm a little worried. the producer is going to want us to sing every morning. >> yeah. >> maybe we'll do a little dance number. >> yes. are you guys all right? >> pepe. pepe. >> i just -- you look incredible. >> thank you, pepe. >> a beautiful watch. >> thank you. >> you didn't tell me that, pepe, this morning. why didn't you say that to me this morning? >> i'm not into pork. >> oh. >> burn, yes. burn. burn. >> i saw you guys "dancing with the stars." you were there. >> yeah.
great times. >> well, cameron mathison -- >> i was the star. >> you were the star. cameron mathison is going to count down to the sensational season finale of "dancing with the stars." he's going to head backstage and see what the judges really feel about the three finalists. of the mirrorball trophy. >> a great show. not easy for us to dance, either. i have two webbed feet. makes it very hard. >> i mean, gonzo, you literally were blue. >> yeah. i have to work blue. >> i never realized your nose sparkled. or beak. >> that's just makeup. >> glitter. do you guys watch "modern family"? >> sure. >> we have an exclusive sneak peek of next week's show. the upcoming holiday episode. >> i love it. >> that's coming up. and who doesn't love a bargain? everybody likes to bargain shop.
>> are you kidding? anything for free. >> so, we have tory johnson here. she's got steals and deals. these are bargains from our celebrity chef's, favorite things for the kitchen. that should be fun. i know you guys like to cook. i don't mean to say that in front of you, pepe. >> yeah. >> i like to cook. >> he likes -- >> i like to eat. >> yeah. >> i do most of the cooking. robin, i'm sorry. i'm sitting in your lap. >> no. that's fine. i love having you in my lap. really? moving on from that one. >> yeah. this is good. >> come one, come all. >> you're just like mommy. >> yeah. >> that's so sweet. >> fine. i'm sitting on george. oh. >> i'm sorry. >> hey. >> i will fight you. i will fight you for george. >> i would like to see that, actually. >> he's creeping in on you. >> i know. we have matching outfits.
you guys have to get out of the way. josh has to give us the news. >> okay. okay. >> let's go. let's go. >> go ahead. tell us. >> this isn't going to be easy. sit tight, all of you. we're going to begin with the massive cleanup under way down south. a devastating storm system tore across six states from louisiana to north carolina. at least six people have been di killed. two dozen tornadoes have been reported. one woman in alabama says that after one twister touched down, her neighbor's trailer was missing and so were the cows in a nearby pasture. meanwhile, a developing story here in new york. occupy wall street protesters are being arrested. some protesters are said to be wearing suits so they can blend into the crowds on the sidewalk. in san francisco, nearly 100 protesters in custody after invading this branch of america bank. jumping on tables.
until force removed them. and there's a new voice expressing concern about former penn state coach jerry sandusky. deborah long is the biological mother of a boy adopted by sandusky. she told us sandusky used money and gifts to groom boys for sex. she said her son grew afraid of sandusky. >> i would sit back and watch when jerry would show up, how excited matt was. and as time went on, i would watch the same kid, hide behind the bedroom door and say, tell him i'm not home. meantime, police in pennsylvania are denying that assistant coach mike mcqueary's claim that he contacted police after seeing sandusky assaulting a boy in the shower. meanwhile, an unimaginable situation for passengers traveling on a charter flight from india back to england. they found themselves stranded for hours during a refueling stop because the airline, comtel
air, went broke while they were in flight. the worst part, to finish the trip, the passengers and crew had to pass the hat, pony up nearly $32,000 to buy the fuel themselves. travel agents are now scrambling to get the passengers' money back. unbelievable. >> i know. >> that's crazy. >> it is. something tells me this is going to be a "pop news heat index" for the ages. >> "pop news" co-starring pepe the prawn. pepe, you're from spain, correct? >> si. >> do you speak espanol? >> amore. >> with that, let's get to it. good morning, everybody. a little pop news for you. we begin with this. if you see some suspiciously stylish thieves in your travels today, stop them. someone has stolen the marc jacobs spring-summer 2012
collection from a train in paris. it was the original samples from ed the line which have yet to be produced. the clothes were on their way to a press day for fashion editors. apparently the thieves should fear more than even the police because no one comes between a fashionista and her marc jacobs. >> i did not do it. i did not do it. okay? here. >> exactly. exactly. >> all right. pepe, next up -- >> pop. >> pop, thank you. very, very helpful. adele, i'm sure you know her music. incredible. while she recovers from vocal surgery, you can "roll in the deep" thanks to a singer who's all of 10 years old. listen to her. ♪ and you say >> 10-year-old angie vasquez and her brothers, now -- >> pepe. >> that's not one of her brothers. >> they have a new band called the vasquez sounds. plus pepe. they're using their dad's recording studio in their native mexico, to make the song. he's a music producer.
they downloaded it and put it online on youtube. and, boom. one week later, it's gone viral. over 100,000 views. >> wow. >> that's a new band there. >> what's the sound that popcorn shrimp makes? >> why did you go with the popcorn shrimp? >> i couldn't resist. i couldn't resist. >> want to try it? >> yeah. one more story. this is for all of you to weigh in on. "star wars" or "star trek"? which way do you lean? george? >> i'm a little trekkie. >> okay. >> but i also look a lot like yoda. so, it's hard. >> i like star tours. >> you like star tours? >> yeah. it's a great ride. >> "star search." >> thank you. >> while we debate that, i want you to know that william shatner gave an interview calling star wars a derivative of "star trek," derivative. he said that "star trek" had prettier women. well, captain kirk should know better than to mess with princess leia.
in a video on youtube earlier this week, carrie fisher said "star trek" isn't even in the same league. except for the fact that they both have the word star in the title, not even a contest. so, the battle continues, in any galaxy. >> wow. >> you have great shoes. >> thank you. eyes up, pepe. eyes up. we need to get to sam. >> all right. are you sure you're married? >> yes, i'm pretty sure. >> her husband is right over there. where is david and the kids? >> will it last? >> you better keep -- kids are in the house. they see you, actually. >> oh, very exciting. >> that david hasselhoff is a good-looking guy, too, by the way, prawn. we're live in times square this morning. good morning, everybody. let's deal with what you've got to know this morning as you step out the door. we're going to start with a shot of cold air. we can feel it in times square this morning. significantly colder. and the temperatures fall throughout the day. there's another opportunity to get showers later on today, as the low kind of cruises by. what that does is it reinforces the idea that cold air is in for the next few days. here's where it's not cold.
look to the southwest. l.a.'s gorgeous, about 70 degrees. san diego at 68. that's one of the nicest spots in the country, right there, in the southwest and the coast. and cooling as far down as the great lakes, well down to the gulf >> more of america's weather in the next half -- hey, turkey. you look very nice today. >> thank you very much. >> you know, thanksgiving's coming up soon. do you have any big plans? >> i do.
sam, i'm taking a long weekend with my hen, outside the united states. outside the u.s. >> that way no one can find you. >> very good, yes. >> we could possibly see you next thanksgiving. >> well, not on a table. >> lara? >> that is the goal. thank you, sam and turkey. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." as you can see, muppet mania. the whole gang is here taking over times square. wait until you see what miss piggy has planned coming up. and the make-or-break "dancing with the stars" grand finale. cameron mathison is polling the judges on who they think will win it awe all. and celebrity chefs' favorite things. from cuisine to cookware. we have secret steals and deals only for you, our "gma" viewers. and the ribs are good. deals only for you, our "gma" viewers. and the ribs were good. ♪
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♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup ♪ it's time to light the lights it's time to meet the muppets ♪ ♪ on "the muppet show" tonight after so many years. >> i can't stop zooming. >> they are back together. the muppets. they have a brand-new movie coming out called "the muppets," coming out next wednesday, november 23rd. they have a soundtrack cd to go along with it. very exciting times for our friends.
we're going to talk to the stars. we have an exclusive with miss piggy and kermit. >> contenders. >> do you want to see them perform their classic? here they are, the muppets with "mahna mahna." ♪ doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna mahna mahna ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪
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>> amazing. absolutely. encore. encore. and now, we have the two stars. >> hey. >> joining us. >> what a performance. >> bravo. bravo. >> it's great to see you two. wow. >> it's great to have you guys back together again on the big screen. >> thank you. >> people were worried about you two. were you together? did you break up? what's the deal, you two? >> look at us. we're together. >> yes. we have a very complicated relationship. and understanding that i don't always understand. >> it doesn't matter that you understand. >> i don't have to. >> can i say, you are really sizzling on screen. >> why, thank you. >> yeah. i'm not allowed to make a comment about that. >> oh. got you. >> i believe that we have an example of just how sizzling you are. it's a clip from the film.
let's take a look. >> okay. let's take a look. >> miss piggy? we're going to practice. and they asked if you and i can do a duet. >> oh. that's so lovely. i'm afraid i can't. i'm already doing a duet with my new dance partner. >> hola. okay. come on. rehearsal. let's go. >> excuse me. >> let's take it from the top, shall we. >> on my count this time. okay? in three. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, yeah. that's wonderful. yeah. >> you guys -- anytime on ensemble comes back together, there can sometimes be some tension on the set. what was it like behind the scenes when you all got back together? any dish? >> it's always wonderful. it's great to do that. in the movie, we haven't seen each other for a long time. but we can draw on that experience. i'm a method acting frog. >> yes.
>> i don't care much for the other muppets, to tell the truth. >> well, that shows what a good actress you are. >> the less of them, the better. >> how about the other stars? amy adams. jason segel in the movie? >> they're wonderful. very fine actors, to tell the truth. they just have done the best background work i've ever scene. >> sorry about that, guys. >> the buzz, really, on you, miss piggy, and the film in general, has been tremendous. have you guys thought, if you were nominated for the oscar, about the speech, who you would thank? >> oh, sure. i have a speech that's 20 years old. i've been waiting a long time. >> oscar and oscar mayer, you know? >> that's cold, frog. i want you out of here. >> okay. >> i've been trying to provoke you because i want a heyaw. >> it's the morning.
>> you're looking at me. >> are you saying -- >> i'll just make another bacon reference. >> oh. >> hiyaw. >> and down goes kermit. >> it's safer inside with george. george? >> i cannot wait to see that new movie. you can see a clip of it on goodmorningamerica.com. now, we're counting down to the finals of "dancing with the stars." three couples left. one will get the mirrorball trophy next tuesday night. everyone will join us live here wednesday morning. and so much of their fate is in the hands of the judges right now. what do the judges think? how are they handling the presid pressure? our dancing insider, cam matheson, went behind the scenes to find out. >> you're in the finals. >> you're in the finals. >> reporter: if you want to predistrict who will win "dancing with the stars," don't count on len goodman.
>> i am the world's worst predictor. >> reporter: as impressed as he is now with the finalists, len once figured none of them would make it this far. >> if you asked me at the start of the season, rob kardashian? no. please. first week, i thought rob car-crash-ian. there he is in the final. and ricki lake, is it going to work? she's in her 40s. might be a little overweight. ♪ >> the soldier. no real dance background. you know, he's just come out of a war zone. ♪ >> and then, he's on "dancing with the stars." >> reporter: can j.r. martinez win over the judges? nursing a twisted ankle. >> hopefully he'll be able to do his best. i don't know. >> reporter: his favorite all
season, ricki lake's "psycho" dance. ♪ >> reporter: the personal favorite for carrie ann and len goodman, j.r.'s instant jive. ♪ and carrie ann was impressed with rob kardashian's argentine tango. ♪ the season winner will be determined by the judges' scores and viewers' votes. i'm wondering how the social media aspect, the twitter, the facebook, plays into that. and if you still feel like the judges have that much influence on the viewers' choice. >> i don't know. i will say it feels like the social media sites like twitter and facebook, like someone starts raising that flag. and they all follow along, whether it makes sense or not. sometimes from my opinion, it goes off in the wrong direction. i go to bed sad about what people are saying. but they have a right to their opinion.
that is the beauty of our show. we judge what we think. the one note i am going to give you is you need to connect more to the audience. that's a whole other level of performance. and you also have the opportunity to judge. >> reporter: the final opportunity to judge is days away, when it's crucial to score well on the freestyle. that's the dance contestants get to choose. >> if they get that wrong, they're not going to win. that's for sure. >> reporter: how do you assure you pick to your strength? >> i'm an old soul. i feel she will choreograph something or our music genre will be old soul. >> it's an upbeat song. i couldn't tell you what style of dance it is because i'm not a dancer. >> i'm going to be fearless. i'm going to be a risk-taker because i want to make the judges go wow. >> the judges told me to take home the mereirrorball trophy, contestants need to focus on
footwork and the style. carrie said she is the only one with a twitter account. so, when the fans have something to say to the judges, she takes the heat for all three. george, i want your pick. >> i would say, you've put me on the spot. if you would have asked me a while ago, i would say hands down, j.r. but that ankle injury, if he can't dance on monday, that could hold him back. i'm not with donny. i don't see rob doing it. so, that leaves me with ricki. but it's hard to believe that derek is going to get his third trophy if that happens. >> here's a quick fact. derek has never gone into the finals and not won. that's interesting, too. >> okay. >> i think my man, j.r., is going to take it home. >> that's coming up monday night and tuesday. they'll all be here wednesday. and tomorrow, we'll go behind the scenes with dancing co-host, brooke burke.
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light shower this evening. better chance of showers tomorrow. rain saturday night to sunday morning possibly heavier rain wednesda ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ mahna mahna doo doo doo doo doo ♪ ♪ doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ i love that here. "the mahna mahna" mashup. >> is this close-up okay? >> you're on live television right now. >> you're kidding me. >> no. >> am i? >> oh, yeah. >> did you see that -- go easy. >> the karate chop. >> it's live television. everyone makes mistakes.
>> george, thank you. >> if you want to do a matchup like that, just go to "good morning america's" facebook page to make your very own. you want to help us get to the next segment, miss piggy? >> uh-huh. >> thanksgiving deals and steals. you can say it's only for "gma" viewers. >> for "gma" viewers. >> well done. and we the pie of emeril's eye contest. we have emeril and the swedish chef, and five finalists. >> very quick to dismiss. i'm always afraid to go. want to talk about a show i know you like. "modern family." our exclusive sneak peek. it's right out of next week's episode. claire's cooking thanksgiving
dinner. phil is cooking up a little bit of trouble. piggy, take a look. >> oh, my goodness. those hands are cold. at least buy me dinner first. >> oh, boom. >> tell my wife and kids i love them. >> oh, my god. >> ooh. that's kind of dark, mom. >> quick, what's my favorite hospital food? jell-o. hey, buddy. no, today's still good. >> good for what? who's buddy. >> just head over to the house. >> who is buddy. >> kenneth. >> kenneth? >> kenneth. if i had a soon, i would want him to be like kenneth plouffe. >> you do have a son. >> he was the sweet kid that lived next door. >> phil had a soft spot for him because kenneth looked up to him. >> i wouldn't say hero. >> you did. >> claire's always had issues with kenneth. >> he would stare at me a little
too long. >> can you blame him? you used to dress sexy back then. >> oh. >> he's in trouble. >> that was a good one. >> you can see all of that episode of "modern family," wednesday, 9:00, 8:00 central. right now, we need to head out to sam. >> and kermit's there. >> and sam has some company. >> start. >> we're live in times square. a little part we call the patch of broadway farms. this is the part of the show when we talk to the audience. >> that's good. that's wonderful. i have to go up a little bit. i'm with you. i'm with you. >> do you want to ask a little question? >> sure. i just want to find out where these people are from because they look so wonderful today. >> that would be a, hi, what's your name, where are you from? >> hi. what's your name? where are you from? >> what's your name? where are you from? >> i'm jake walker. from north carolina. >> i used to do this once. i wore a trench coat. i'm freezing right now.
>> i can see goosebumps on frogs? >> sort of. they're warts. >> let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to talk about. you guys sent us your twitter and facebook pictures. this is you on vacation in miami, right? >> yes, it's me. miss piggy can't go to the beach. she starts to sizzle. >> that's not a good thing. so, she's in an apple grove. >> an apple orchard. in new york. >> she looks delicious. >> i don't want to comment on that. but, sure. >> all right. so, here's that cold air dropping into the middle of the country today. get ready for it. it swings east. it's a quick one. all of these shots of cold air haven't been lasting. this one isn't lasting, either.
>> all right, kermit. all of that weather was brought to you by kindle. who are we going back to? >> we're going back inside. >> yes, we are. >> i'm all confused. >> he's still brought it. thanks, guys. if you're on facebook, chances are someone tried to give you a cow or recruit you into their mafia family. the company behind farmville and mafia wars is rolling out their splashiest creation ever, castleville. you'll see it here on "gma" only. becky worley went behind the scenes on what it takes to make an online epic. it's epic. ♪ >> reporter: step into the brand-new headquarters of online gamemaker zynga, and you'll see a company headed at lightning speed into the future. this place is like a carnival.
it's crazy. ♪ on the verge of what could be a huge i.p.o., valued at over $11 billion, and boasting 270 million players. why is the company going back in time for its next creation? >> we really fell in love with the medieval setting. it's not just medieval setting. it has a touch of fantasy in it and a little touch of magic. >> reporter: based loosely on the movie "shrek," this saga is about creating -- you guessed it. castles. crafting armor and trading it with friends. creating hedge mazes. and defending yourself from the bod guys. >> you can become a hero and build a fantastic team. >> reporter: to get the "gma" crew to go medieval on this game, zynga is transforming lara spencer, our damsel never in distress, and our knight in
shining armor, our josh elliott, by creating custom avatars so they can play themselves. >> my daughter, sirina, is going to be bumped. cool dad points. >> you see the personality. the smile. the hair, the eyes, the nose. the large, protruding chin. >> reporter: protruding chin. don't take that personally, josh. all classic heroes have protruding chins. but josh isn't the only anchor getting his own avatar. >> let me get this straight. i get to be a princess with the castle? oh, yes. my 7-year-old daughter will finally think i'm cool. >> lara reminded us of one of our characters already in the game. that's yvette, our beautiful songstress. ♪ la, la, la >> they're both entertainers. they both have great smiles. i don't know if lara can sing. >> reporter: can lara sing?
♪ every rose has its thorn >> reporter: yeah. no. >> i think they're going to like them. i think they're going to be great. >> reporter: josh and lara, prepare to be sucked into the online world of castleville. here they are. your personalized avatars. >> those avatars. josh, lara, come on. let's put them back up on the big screen. let's see. >> let's see it. >> oh, hey. >> you can sing. >> let me do the face. >> can you do that smoldering look that you do? >> i don't know. can you get the whole chin on the screen. maybe you pull back. >> such a hop by josh. >> i know. he has those sweet, sweet eyes. >> that's josh on monday. >> josh on monday. then it's -- becky, i understand there's something special only for "gma" viewers? >> that's right. you can tell our princess that and our protruding chin, when
they're playing castleville, you can get a unique item. it's a good morning glory box. you can't grow it. you can't buy it. you can only get it by going to facebook and go over to the "gma" page. you have to like us. and there's a tab that says castleville. click on that. and you'll get a unique item for your kingdom. and maybe josh and lara will come over and visit you. you never know. >> you never know. >> thanks so much, becky. coming up here, saving big again. thanksgiving steals and deals for "gma" viewers. and emeril, withgogogogogogñ
♪ you better shop around [ cheers and applause ] tory's here. "gma's" steals and deals. this is the thanksgiving edition. josh, you had to come because you saw food. there's a lot of food involved here. we had our favorite chefs to tell us what they have on their table, in their kitchens. and you came through, big-time, with major steals. >> very excited about this. >> most important thing we have to tell people -- >> go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! that's where you're going to find all of the links and promo codes to get the amazing deals. >> can't get them without that. >> you've got it. >> let's start with wolfgang puck. he's giving us a recommendation. >> he has his own cookware.
this is a 12-piece set. regularly $199.99. but since we have a little in with wolfgang puck, they knocked the price down by 50%. $99.99. and free shipping. >> the importance of it, too. this holiday, our friend of the show and host of "the chew," michael symon, thinks that thanks giving is not just a turkey-only day. >> and this is a guy with a tattoo on his chest with flying pigs saying, got pork? one of his favorite products is the pig of the month. this comes from a company in ohio. just get in there. they have a wide variety of ribs, pulled pork, assorted products. it's a small company that's based in ohio, where michael is from. we have all of our rib lovers right here.
[ cheers ] what they're going to love the most is the price. these are regularly about $50 to $60, depending on what you order. you'll slash the price by 50%. can't beat that. the pig of the month. >> pig of the month. >> okay. >> up next? >> up next, mario batali. this is one of his favorites. his e-mail was yum, yum, yum. this is from a really adorable. a whimsical japanese bakery. these are two pound cakes you get. one is sweet potato pound cake. one is chestnut pound cake. >> sweet potato. >> it comes in a gift box like this. regularly $30 for these two pieces. 50% off. 15 bucks off. and you get one of mario's favorites. if he says yum, yum, yum, you can't beat it. >> and i have -- >> yeah. in her magazine, they have two,
incredible spernlts for us. they were just voted america's best-tasting brownie. you give a taste and tell us if you agree. first deal, these, you can get these, six brownies, six sample brownies. you will only pay shipping, 8 bucks. and you have this box delivered to you with six brownies. or there's three different sets. >> this is peanut butter. >> you know what this kind is? the delicious kind. >> that's so cute. rachael ray, you have josh elliott's recommendation here. dancing deer, you have six brownies for 8 bucks. and give yourself a little treat. and one more thing about this, you can buy now but ship later. save now. but pick a date through the end of the year you want it to be delivered. can't beat that. last but not least. >> oh, yeah. >> this is for the person who is really into cooking. emeril comes on the show all the time. >> one of my favorite dishes
ever is what he cooked. >> we have slow cooker recipes all over the "gma" website. you can't beat the deal from hamilton beach they gave us. regularly $45. 20 bucks. >> the blender. >> one of george's favorites that flew out of here. all of these deals, plus a bonus deal that you can only find at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! you'll have all the codes and have a really great holiday. >> i have dibs on the ribs. coming up, more muppet madness. [ cheers and applause ] ababababb
and we are -- we are down now to the final five. you have some help. >> i had to brings in a chef here to help us out. here's the finalists. >> this is the elvis pie. >> this is the elvis pie by shan the pie dude, nelson-rowe, milwaukee, wisconsin. the inspiration is peanut butter. chocolate dough. peanut butter, bananas. what do you think about that? >> that's good. >> this is the drunken apple, from an apple-picking tradition. basically, this is from robin oaks, in virginia. what's special about this, george, is there's a jack daniel's cream and vanilla sauce, as well. yes, chef. this one right here, this is mary and ethel's custard caramel
pie, by jalene lyon. now, her grandmother -- this is a custard one. you see it? her grandmother had a truck stop. the grandfather drove a truck. so, he rerouted the truck to always get the pie. then, they got married. good pie. >> that one's like butterscotch. >> this one is a little inspiration from helen smith. basically, serious piemaking. but this is -- she heard obama had two favorite pies. >> pecan. >> pecan and sweet potato. she combined them. a little cream right there. this is a good one. >> kick it up a noochie. >> yeah. kick it up a noochie. it's not boom. it's bam. >> boom. >> no. it's bam. all right, here. let's go to -- oh, my. >> conner? where is conner?
>> right here, carol adamek. she loves pears. but couldn't find a recipe for pears. >> boom. >> what do you think? >> this is pear strudel. oh, my gosh. unbelievable. >> we go -- out of these pies, we want everyone to send in -- >> yes. >> they're favorites. it's going to come down to one on monday. >> on monday. >> what do you think, kermit? >> i lean towards the pecan sweet potato. yeah. >> it's a good one. they're all good. >> both the cream pies are really, really good. >> on monday, we're going to have three of the five. and on monday, we'll pick a winner. >> how many came? >> i'm tied up. >> i have a shoe for my guy. >> you kick the -- >> you think kermit? >> i'm not sure what it means,
though. >> boom. >> bam. >> boom. >> it's bam. >> these are all really, really good. you can get the recipes right now on gma.com. >> the recipes for all five of these. >> monday. monday, thanksgiving week, we will have the finalists. we will pick the finalist. we'll see which one's going to win. chef, what do you think? >> yeah. it's incredible. >> yeah. >> what he said. >> incredible. >> okay. we'll be right back. what am i thankful for?
the muppets are back in a brand-new movie. >> and we'd like you to celebrate it with us. how, you ask. >> like us on facebook.com/goodmorningamerica. and you could win a vacation to see muppets 3d, at the disney resort in florida. who likes the muppets that good they're giving away a prize that good? >> "good morning america." >> on abc. >> it's so good. you won't be able to stand it. >> thank you all for being here today. so much going on. the new movie opens wednesday. you're going to go see it, miss
demonstrators at uc berkeley are planning a rally at 5 p.m. today in hopes to reoccupy sproul plaza. police removed the tents this morning. there were almost no confrontations between police and protesters. >> you might be confronting a little rain. let's check in with mike. that's the key, little. very light stars in the north bay during the afternoon if the five -- 50s scattered shower possible during the evening. -- light rain possible saturday night and sunday heavier wednesday. injury accident in san francisco intersection of geary a car hilt a pedestrian they are asking you to stay out of the -- area