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accuweather. good morning, jim. >> good morning, today one of the biggest travel days across the country. big use us on the i-95 corridor. strong pressure pulls its way out of here. drying out, pennsylvania, ohio valley. and the heaviest rain has come to an end. soaking rainfall, i-95 corridor. heavy thunderstorms through the southeast. if you can hold off travel until the afternoon may want to do so. especially new england, snow. in some spots. heavy, heavy, wet snow accumulating across central maine, 6 to 10 inches. same accumulation thousands, vermont, new hampshire. travel nightmares there. storm batters the northwest. bringing wind-driven rain. that also throughout the day. >> the rest of the weather. northwest storm dumbs heavy ran from seattle to stan fran franc half a foot in the cascade and sierra rainening. and showers and thunderstorms across much of florida. >> 82 inmiami doesn't that sound
nice. 64 in atlanta. 57 in new york. 50s, kansas city to detroit. phoenix, 77. sacramento, cooler, 61. very tough to get in the holiday spirit when this happens. that helicopter got caught in some cables while helping install a christmas tree on the auckland/new zealand waterfront this morning. surprisingly, good news, the pilot was not seriously injured. he says he is doing just fine. >> lucky guy. >> helicopter accidents. they just, they really, really are scary. >> scary. lucky guy again the probably recall the disturbing video of a texas father beating his daughter, this case sparked national outrauj. the father also happened to be a family court judge. now the texas supreme court has suspended him with pay while it investigates the case. judge william adams said he did nothing wrong. in fact the videotape he says made the beating look worse that in actually was. a mother in washington state has her 11-year-old son to thank
for saving her during an assault. kobe sturgeon came to his mom's rescue as he was attacked by a 45-year-old paul newman. sturgeon hit the man with a board. shot the man in the base with a b.b. rifle four times. the man was drunk when he attacked his mom. he rented a room in the house. he could be going to jail. >> the b.b. gun. christmas story, shoot your eye out, the b.b. gun came in handy. lawmakers on capitol hill face new pressure from president obama over extending the payroll tax cut for millions of americans. during the stop in new hampshire yesterday, mr. obama urged republicans not to be a grinch during the holiday season by raising taxes on middle-class americans. if the tax cut does go away. the average family would pay $1 million more in taxes starting next year. eight republican presidential candidates wrapped up a debate.
here is a look at the highlights all un60 second. >> i'm mitt romney, yes, wolf that's my first name. >> no, blitz that is oversimplifying here. since we are on a blitz debate. >> tool of war being used in america and around the world is terror. >> the government should have many more tools inned or tire save our lives. >> you can provide security without sacrificing our bill of rights. >> try to find the balancing act between individual liberties and security. >> pakistan has been the epicenter of dealing with terrorism. the united states has to be engaged. it is complicated. >> people have lost trust in their institutions of power in america. >> wisely spending that money not on our enemies but on folks who can and will be our friend. >> the biggest threat to our national security is our financial condition. >> we can cut until the cows come home. but it still would not solve the problem until we have the effective economic growth. >> there are lots of things you can do if you decide to break
out of the mindless bureaucracy of the city and just get the job done. >> not a lot of fireworks. >> yeah, wasn't as feisty. >> the big thing, newt coming out and agreeing to some level -- unveiling immigration policy. saying some should be allowed to stay here legally. breaks him, separates him from the pack, gop. >> compassionate conservative. i think that will resonate with a lot of voters. when i heard that. i thought that's risky. >> yeah, it is. assume a calculated move. see how it plays in the polls. well nay have hey little something to be thankful for these days at the zoo in chicago. >> new little baby gorilla born there a week ago. so cute. the public got the first look at the new still unnamed arrival yesterday. >> the proud parents are 16-year-old bania and 22-year-old quan, a first time mom. quan has experience. the baby at the zoo is also his. and he has got five girlfriends in the pen with them.
abc's dr. tim johnson reports. >> reporter: cancer, the most common form of cancer of the uterus. the national cancer institute says more than 46,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the u.s. and more than 8,000 women will die from the disease. now a study un"the journal" cancer epidemiology biomarkers and prevention, find that long term coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer. it says coffee is emerging as protective agent in cancers linked to estrogen and insulin. drinking more than four cups, cut the risk of the cancer by 25%, compared to those who drank less than one cup per day. scientists site coffee's antioxidant properties rather than caffeine as the healthful component. obviously too much caffeine can cause trouble for some. adding a lot of sugar and cream may offset poe fen shatential b.
♪ be our guest be our guest put our service to the test tie your napkin ♪ >>well cup back, everybody. if you are hosting thanksgiving dinner or in charge of a side dish, have no idea what you will do. don't worry. tim laird, chief entertaining officer and author of "that's entertaining" is here to help us out. welcome back.
>> lovely hat. rob, you are setting the stage for thanksgiving dinner. i love that. >> i'm in the mood. >> you are. because one of our favorite holidays. you talked about that the i talked about that. i love thanksgiving. food and fun. >> people want to eat. as always. why we love it here the you brought a feast for us. >> we have fun things to got our spirits raised. start with a fun cocktail. this is jack's maple nut martini. real easy to make. shaker with ice. start out with 1/2 ounces of jack daniels, tennessee honey. found this. >> great tasting. honey makes it good. >> found this a couple months ago, honey, maple flavors, pecan, love that. to that, ounce and a half of jack tennessee honey, 1/2 ounce of maple syrup. nice maple. sweetener on there. it's good. hazelnut. 1/2 ounce of hazelnut liqueur goes in there. boom. give this a good shake. with my martini glass, dipped it in caramel sauce then in crushed
pecans. so every sip you are going to get pecan, caramel flavor with the cocktail. >> brilliance is incredible. >> i love this cocktail. i know you have work to do, rob, i actually made yours, alcohol free without the jack tennessee. >> no fun. i will try it. >> i'll leave it. after work give it a taste. alcohol free, apple cider, maple syrup in there. cheers, happy thanksgiving. >> that is good stuff. thank you, sir. >> delicious. >> all right. >> around the end. caramel nuts around the end. perfect finisher. >> love the taste. >> let's talk thanksgiving side. one secret ingredient. each side. take traditional side to a whole another level. >> up the ante. >> stuffing part of the thanksgiving dinner. when you make it from the box, scratch, whatever your recipe is, that's great. but, substitute the water or chicken broth for apple cider. oh, my gosh.
does this make it good. because apple cider and sage and the flavors in your stuffing. they just, go together. complements it. >> apple cider. >> good tip. cranberry sauce as well. i don't know why, rob. everybody is buying the canned version. >> all seen. we have all seen this. don't know why they're doing this. cranberry sauce is so easy. basically in a saucepan, three cups of cranberries in, fresh. one cup, sugar, boom. goes in. 1/2 cup of water. here is my secret ingredients. 1/2 cup of chambord black raspberry liqueur goes in. that easy. put that on the stove. bring it to a boil. take off all alcohol. black raspberry, cranberries the you have wonderful raspberry, cranberry great flavors. >> no upon the to grabbing it out of the can. this is easy. >> see how easy. >> boom, done. >> three ingredients, done.
looks great. tastes better. >> people in the office were raving about this dish right here. tell us what you have done with sweet potatoes. >> this is. everybody mhas to have fun swee potatoes, add butter, sweetener, p pecans. whatever your recipe. great. a secret that will take it to another level. when you are ready to serve, sprinkle with chinese spice-spice. smells like the holiday. nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, star of anise, all the flavors, sprinkle on potatoes they take a taste. wow. >> find it in grocery stores? >> all grocery stores, chinese five spice. >> the top again is? >> little sprinkle on top of that. on the pecans whatever you want. great. >> another rule of yours don't let people leave empty-handed make a goody bag. >> great gift idea.
little chestnuts in a bag, recipe tied around the side. guests can take it home. makes them, little chestnuts perfect for the holidays have some fun. that's what it is all about. >> love when you come, tim. you treat us so well. we have the drinks, food, side. everything is great. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> graeat to see you. tim laird, chief entertaining officer, and author of the book. and thank you for joining us. feeding us well. check out the recipes on wnnfans.com. have a great thanksgiving, everybody. check out the facebook fan page for all right tips there on line. we'll be right back. we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities
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daily mail" what is very interesting. women sometimes feel they're under pressure to get engaged by the time they get home for the holidays for thanksgiving. they've don't want their families bothering them about the fact that they've been dating someone several years and not engaged. they're buying themselves these fake rings. to take the pressure off of them. got to tell you nothing wrong with a little bling. >> it is a lie. how come the dude is not here. >> the family. pressure is off. you have people like oprah and others that wear the ring, celebrating being single and themselves. i'm night. >> telling me during the commercial break, you can do the dance to beyonce's song? >> yes. >> give us five second. >> i'm ready. >> here we go. >> got it down. >> thank you. >> yes, indeed. you know, what, props, props on that. >> just a taste. >> taste of it.
>> i'm impressed. whole new respect from me. wednesday morning. whoo, story two here cups to us from houston, beyonce's home town. the "houston chronicle." the couple in line, super target. she thought he was creepy at first. they started talking, now they're getting married. >> find love in line black friday. >> went back and took their photos, same target. standing in line. >> black friday, a good idea. >> be careful the person you are stampeding over today could be the person you love tomorrow. >> that's right. i love this. very interesting story out of the marietta daily journal. apparently a fugitive turkey on the run. >> oh. >> incog, fugitive. apprehended him in the chevron, north marietta parkway, upon questioning the officers learned he was fleeing to avoid the
upcoming thanksgiving holiday. no charges were filed. and, they're withholding his name. >> i don't blame the turkeys for making a run for it. they know their fate this tomb of year. make the run. the turkey could have ended up look these turkeys in manhattan. big turkey eating contest. people who eat ridiculous amounts of food. this woman, the black widow, talked about her before. 105 pound. 42 from alexandria, virginia. had ten minutes to eat as much of the ten pound turkey. she finished, 5
thanksgiving eve. here we are. >> yes. >> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. the big thanksgiving travel rush is upon us this morning. that nasty storm with heavy rain and powerful wind gusts could not come at a worse time to cheer you up though feast on this. i cooked my traditional thanksgiving. roast pork in a very special insomniac kitchen this morning. >> look at you with the three kids. the dirty swine looking good. way to dig into that. >> delicious. >> secret recipe, right? >> yes, yes. >> digging into that. >> sharing with everyone. >> can't wait. looks good. this half-hour, the utah woman so frustrated with her husband's video game habit. she went on line. took action. wait till you see the ad she posted on craigslist. >> i imagine women have similar
frustrations. later on all the excitement as dancing with the stars disco ball trophy goes to j.r. martinez. what the champions have to say about their big win. >> we called it. we did. >> we did. >> the country was rooting for, the guy, boom, his big moment last night. we look to see that. first the mad dash to the thanksgiving table. more than 42 million people are traveling on this holiday weekend. the most since the start of the recession. >> the weather is not playing nice. a big storm is drenching the northeast. that could mean a rough ride for millions of travelers. our coverage begins with wabc's reporter at new york's la guardia airport. >> reporter: at la guardia, travelers jumped out of cabs, grabbed their bags and ran to catch planes that in some cases weren't moving. how does it look? >> not very good. we already got in a big fight about it. my husband wanted to leave tomorrow. i think we should give it the old college try.
>> reporter: as the holiday travel season begins there are weather-related delays. they aren't yet widespread just enough to disrupt some thanksgiving plans. >> seeing a lot of red. >> reporter: the red, samantha harris is seeing, is on the hon r monithon -- the monitors. shows delayed flights. >> really want to get home. >> reporr: into and out of chicago and the midwest. roxanne heborn is waiting for her daughter to come home from college. >> she send me a text the weather in chicago was not great. >> reporter: 23 million people are expected to fly in the days leading up to and after thanksgiving. the heavy rain is proving to be a factor. but it could be worse. >> at least it's not snowing. >> reporter: the day before thanksgiving, typically one of the busiest travel days of the year. tsa saying the screening process for some passengers changed specifically children 12 and under. the screening process for them has been changed so number of
pat downs has been reduced not e lip nated. also children 12 and under will be allowed to wear their shoes. might speed up the process a bit. any, anything that speed up the line in the airport we are all thankful for. >> absolutely. >> roll through that. let's get the latest on the storm now. and see how it could in fact your travel plans. >> our coverage continues with meteorologist jim dickey at accuweather. good morning. >> low pressure continues to bring heavy rainfall to new york city, philadelphia, boston. causing major travel issues this morning. heavy snow in the northern end of this, into northern, central maine. vermont, new hampshire. some spots seeing 6 to 10 inches of snow. in northwest, heavy rain down, heaviest rain, seattle, portland. snow in the cascades. traveling through mountain passes will be difficult. rob, sunny, back to you. >> a mess on both coasts.
>> sound awful. >> mother nature has lousy times. >> busiest airport today in lax, and chicago o'hare airport behind. >> busiest travel day expected to be sunday. everybody comes on home. right now looking at a graphing of all the flight in the air right now. look at that from flight aware.com. shows you how crazy the skies are this time of year. >> busiest travel time of the year. >> a rough one. >> presidential politics and last night's republican debate. the eight candidates focused on national security ranging from military cuts to iran's nuclear threat. mitt romney and john huntsman disagreed on when troops should come home from afghanistan. >> our effort there is to keep joif fr afghanistan from becoming a launching point. >> we don't need 100,000 troops. >> many of whom can't cross the water.
we need a presence on the ground more akin to 10,000, 15 t that will sever our interests, intelligence gathering and special forces response capability. >> newt gingrich gaining in the polls drew heavy criticism after he said some illegal immigrants who made a life here should be allowed to stay in the united states. >> president obama observes a time honored white house tradition later today. the chief executive will pardon the thanksgiving turkey. in new hampshire the president was all business. calling on congress to take action before tax cuts for 160 million americans expire at the end of this year. lawmakers will take up the ush to when they return from their turkey day break. >> well there have been even more arrests in the s.a.t. cheating scandal here in new york. can't believe it. >> i know kind of scary what kids are capable of doing. the case is raising serious question as but security at testing sites and incredible pressure on student these days to do well. we are joined now with the latest on this. hi, duarte.
>> reporter: good morning. 20 students implicated in the s.a.t. cheating scandal. the d.a. says so much money ex-changed hand it gives wealthier students an unfair advantage during college admissions process. 13 students were take known custody as part of an expanding investigation into s.a.t. cheating on long island, new york. attorney marvin roth represents one of them. >> going to plead not guilty when at rainmethe arraignment t place. >> reporter: the second batch of student in affluent communities arrested. five people, accused of taking college admission fans for 15 students being paid $3,500 to do so. according to long island prosecutors, aledged impostors, present unofficial i.d. with the student's name on it. student registered to talk the test at a different school to avoid being recognized by proctors. >> they're under pressure to do well. and it's very hard to -- to make
it in this world these days. >> reporter: attorneys for students say the school district should be handling the case not the district attorney. >> i have noied what the motivation of the district attorney is. >> the fact that this wide ranging fraud is happening in the high stakes world of college admissions doesn't make it right and doesn't make it legal. >> reporter: because of the investigations the college board which administers the test is reviewing test security and kid considering having sat takers show i.d. or digital photo. 40 students may be involved in s.a.t. cheating but the two year stach out of l -- statute of limitations may have expired. >> there is pressure, a very affluent area. kids paying between $2,500 and $3,500. >> where are they getting money? >> mopey and daddy. >> not sure it is the pressure or just lazy. >> laziness, coupled, financial
means, hey, take care of me. sense of entitlement. >> shaum fmeful. weird. take the test. >> take the test. health warning listen up if your recipes call for canned food. exposure to bpa increases 13 fold in people who eat canned soup come paurd pared to those fresh suit. it is found in the lining of cans. some countries have banned bpa. advocates are pushing for a similar ban in the u.s. best way to avoid it eat frozen or fresh foods. >> anything good for you. anything, is anything safe? >> yes. >> no cantaloupe, lettuce. >> the thing i cook on later today. >> yeah, can't wait. all right. let's put this one in, some times you got to do what you got to do file. police in iowa, are looking for this guy who helped himself and his local mickey ds. >> broke in through the drive-in
window early sunday morning. he got busy. inside, a half-hour. during which time he cooked breakfast and ate it. >> good hash browns. >> delicious. i get upset when they switched the time on me. when i want my hash browns. >> hope the guy showed up before 11:00. grabbed a set for the road. and left the joint. and the very definition of a ham burglar, folks who is. >> good one. >> who is? look at that. got you have it, dude. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. covergirls -- set your lashes free.
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it. >> angela basset. >> diesel in that movie. >> favorite story of the day. something many of you have threatened or thought about with the extra stress of the holidays. oh. >> forgot that. >> boom. >> forgot that. holiday. i'm talking giving away your spouse. >> giving away the spouse the awe one awi awe -- one wife in salt like city had enough. posted her hubby on craigslist. well, the price, essentially have the dude for free. kylie conway has the the story. >> reporter: joseph badly was a gamer who got his hand on one of the 7 million copies of modern warfare three. >> so he could stand in a huge line, tuck up the game, drive hope and begin playing. i didn't see huh three days straight. >> reporter: joseph was discharged from the military after a back injury in afghanistan and now glued to virtual combat. he admits it is not normal. >> no.
most of my friend in the military, this is how we, stay connected. >> reporter: one day his wife elise and mother-in-law, were shopping on craigslist when a light when off. >> i made a remark to my mother-in-law. i said i'm going to sell him on craigslist. she said just do it. so i did. >> reporter: they didn't expect much. >> free on craigs. list. to a good home. >> reporter: e-mails started pouring in. >> couple personal ad for men saying i'm house broke i'm trained. i'll trade him places. >> thought it was serious trying to give us marital counseling. >> reporter: one woman offered to trade for a bag of skittles. joseph played throughout our interview. even during tense. >> not quite sure. >> reporter: tense moments. and though she did put the ad out there, elise is happy to have her hubby hope and says game on. >> i think he deserves his game
after everything he has done the i love him. i just, it was just a joke. ha-ha. >> a good joke too. think we all liked it. last line of the ad if acceptable replacenment is offered. will trade. >> good one. >> our facebook question of the day -- have you ever wanted to put your spaouse for sale on craigslist? >> i haven't wanted to. >> married? >> 13 years. lucky 13. >> you go, girl. you've got a good man. coming up. we are in for a thanksgiving treat. >> traditional thanksgiving roast. it's not turkey. next in my insomniac kitchen. >> uh-huh.
>> welcome to "world news now." a very special edition of insomniac kitchen. you are mine insomniac kitchen. i am going to cook for you and share a very secret special recipe for thanksgiving. we of course make the turkey and all the fixings. but we usmake pork shoulder, puerto rican turkey. if you are going to have a puerto rican thanksgiving, you have to have the pork shoulder. get something, 8 and 10 pound. always so delicious. first thing i do i put in a lot of garlic. i think garlic is very important. you spread it around. you cannot make this without adobo. >> very true, mom. >> think you should be liberal with it actually. gives it so much of the flavor. >> yeah. >> you put some down in the dish. because as you saute it while it is cooking and baste it while it is cooking that will gift more
flavor. the other thing that i usually use is a goya product, sazon, gives the meat a great flavor, and gives it a really wonderful. >> flavor, the flavor is very important in this recipe. >> yes. the other thing that i used as well is i use extra virgin olive oil. any kind of olive oil. i look to cook with extra virgin. add a little something to it. the other thing. i do is -- i put a little bit of wine. i wish i could tell you how much -- wine to put in. but it's just to taste. so i would say, a little pour. not even a cup. ♪ >> you put, i would say, probably about -- half a cup of water. >> yeah. >> right. half a cup of water. >> yeah. >> this is the most important step believe it or not. even more important than the
seasonings of it. is to slow cook it. >> yes. >> right, gabe. the night before. i have it at 250 in the oven. the unveiling. my goodness. okay. so i have a group of tasters here. my mother is, is telling me that i may be overcook it. i disagree with that. i like it really, really tender inside. and really, really crispy outside. are my tasters ready? >> uh-huh. >> you let me know. >> if this is -- you see should just basically fall off the bone. gabrielle. joey. let's get your vote is? it magnificent? ms. paloma.
are you ready? >> yeah. >> what do you think? what do you think? >> 100%. >> delicious? >> yes. >> and that's your holiday pork shoulder. >> ha-ha. >> love it. first things first. one, delicious. adorable family. >> my little guy is 9. five feet tall. scary. >> already. explain what this is called what you think the most important ingredient may be? >> it is, pa nichork shoulder. slow cook it. i cook it for ten hours. >> i am going to slow eat it. we'll be right back. >> glad you look it. way to sle. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities
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read. i'm going to eat. >> finally this half-hour, season 13 of abc's "dancing with the stars" came to a close. the finale did not disappoint. >> did not. who is heading home with the mirror ball trophy, abc's dia d alvear has details. >> rob, sunny, take a look behind me. i have winners behind me. what a nail biter tonight. i have to tell you i watched every episode. i know i confessed that before. tonight it was so crazy you didn't know until the end what would happen. all three were so amazingly talented. in the end, j.r.'s spunk, spirit and salsa swaying hips that won it all. after countless sambas and scores, america chose -- >> the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are -- j.r. and karina! [ applause ] ♪ >> reporter: an action packed finale that featured dances from
the final three. ricki lake and derek hough did their psycho themed tango, rob kardashian and cheryl burke, did a fox trot. and j.r. and karina jumped and jived their hearts out. then it was time for the first elimination. ricki and derek. there you go. ♪ some times >> reporter: the night featured live performances from lady antebellum and dances from all 12 contestants. but in the end, only one couple conquered the dance floor. taking home the mirror ball trophy. so, what's next for j.r. and karina? whirlwind media tour. making apeer ae aing appearance took to within and what it means to them.
jcht jr is a veteran. a big hearty congratulations to jr and karina. rob, sunny back to you from the exciting ballroom. >> diana loves the story. >> love that he won. we called it. >> we called it. ♪ makes me feel like dancing dancing ♪ >> oh. >> more "world news now." >> oh. >> more "world news now." >> i'm too full to eat -- i mean [narrator] afwas injured d in iraq his young wife faced the daunting task of getting their v-a benefits.
good morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> happy thanksgiving eve, everybody. i'm rob nelson. while gop candidates seemed relatively peaceful. at their debate last night. president obama is all fired up. he says if your payroll taxes go up you can blame it on the republican party. we'll have more ahead. the continuous finger pointing on capitol hill. >> yes, also this half-hour, how nasty weather could make a mess out of your thanksgiving travel plans. even if there is pleasant weather where you are now today's big storm in the east could have a major impact on travel nationwide. >> storm system here in the east. one in the northwest. it's going to be a mess. so be safe out there folks if you are hitting the road. later on this half-hour, music classes don't look or sound the same, we'll show you high tech music lessons with no instruments. steve jobs would be very proud of the kids. a big hit.
but first, newt gingrich moved closer to the center at last night's debate. a nod to his surge in the polls. >> the former house speaker provided fireworks suggesting some illegal immigrants be allowed to stay here in the u.s. karen travers joining us from washington. with more on the debate. hey, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. we saw more disagreements among republican candidates than we have seen so far in any debate. this is their 11th debate of the season. the biggest moment came towards the end when newt gingrich broke from the republican party on a very controversial topic. there were just six weeks to go before the iowa caucuses. there seemed to be a greater sense of urgency among republican contenders. there were significant disagreements over afghanistan. and key foreign policy, use. >> our effort is to keep afghanistan from becoming a launching point. for terror against the united states. we don't want to literally pull up stakes and run out of time after the investment we have made. >> we don't need 100,000 troops.
>> we don't need 100,000 troops. many can't cross the water. we need a presence on the ground more akin to 10,000, 15,000. >> reporter: and pakistan. >> bottom line they have shown us time after time they can't be trusted. until pakistan clearly shows that they have america's best interest in mind i would not send them one penny. >> with all due respect to the governor, i think that is highly naive. again we have to recognize what is happening on the ground. these are nuclear weapons, all across this nation. potentially al qaeda could get a hold of these weapons. >> reporter: newt gingrich came into the debate as the new front-runner and slid under the radar most of the night until the issue of illegal immigration came up. >> i don't see how the party, the party says the party of the family. is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. i'm prepared to take the heat for saying let's be humane and enforcing the law.
>> reporter: gingrich's position puts him at odds with most unrepublicans. after the debate he doesn't support amnesty and would send many illegal immigrants home but didn't back down from his statement. rob and sfle sunny. >> pretty remarkable. going back to the compassionate conservative. that will resonate with a lot of voters. >> he put his neck out there. not an easy position to defend in that crowd in this race. see what the backlash may be. also, slight oversight on the campaign you won't see gingrich's name on the ballot in missouri but it will not affect his official delegate count for procedure reasons. one funny moment from last night. wolf blitzer asked herman cain a question. herman was like, you see, blitz. >> he called him blitz. >> called wolf blitzer, blitz. just a funny moment. >> i know wolf. never called him blitz. i don't think any one has ever called him that. >> don't know where it came from. herman has been fun. the last couple weeks. all right, moving on now, the man the republicans want to replace of course, president obama. he was in new hampshire yesterday. to urge that the payroll tax cut for americans be extended.
if that tax break goes away, the average family would pay about $1,000 more in taxes next year. president obama is urging lawmakers on capitol hill to act now. >> they should be do everything they can to protect the middle-class from tax hikes. you have got to send them a message. make sure they're listening. tell them don't be a grinch. >> long term unemployment benefits could also come to a halt in the beginning of the year if congress does not take action. 6 million people would lose weekly checks averaging $300. >> increasing number of americans are traveling this thanksgiving weekend despite soaring airfares and gasoline prices. but for many that holiday dinner is coming with a side of frustration. a wet mess in the northeast could trigger travel nightmares across the country. our coverage begins with abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: the anderson family is packing up in simsbury, connecticut.
this year their annual thanksgiving road trip happening a little early thanks to mother nature. >> my husband decided yesterday morning when he started hearing about this big storm come through that he wanted to get on the road tonight. >> reporter: joining 42 million neighbors all hitting the roads, rails, and flight paths to get to their thanksgiving dinner tables. unfortunately what is typically one of the busiest weekends for travel will include a holiday storm. highway officials across the nation are bracing for accidents and delays. >> we have cameras, video detection devices, operators who can dispatch hero trucks. which will help strand mope t-- help stranded motorists. >> reporter: the monster storm will hit air travelers as well. >> we are already seeing delays, cancellations coming into the new york airports. >> reporter: where things get bad even for folks who may not see a cloud in the sky wednesday. >> though l.a. is fine, planes will not make it there. every airport will be affected. >> reporter: even all tern
nif -- even alternative modes of transportation are bound to be packed. >> get ready for the parade there. >> meteorologist jim dickey brings us up to date at accu-weather. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob, sunny. of course, big travel day. across the country, two big trouble spots. the northeast where strong area of low pressure moving its way up along the coast. strong low battering the northwest. start in the east, storm system continues to depart through the day. the worst is over for many spots. especially as you head to pennsylvania, much of new york state, ohio valley. heavy rain up and down the i-95 corridor, southeast, heavy thunderstorms here. snow in new england. heavy at times. a heavy wet snow. some spots. and question, 6 to 10 inches here. travel nightmares across maine, northern vermont, new hampshire. while storm continues to batter the pacific northwest. gusts, 50, 60, 70 miles an hour. heavy rain winds down through the day. rob and sunny. back to you. >> jim dickey from accu-weather. thank you for the forecast. a shame.
a mess for so many folks out there today. >> awful. already difficult to travel on thanksgiving because of the numbers of people. >> throw in mother nature's mess. think the skies are busy. loox at that from flightaware moments ago. the graphic taken, showing all the flights in the air. >> there are so many. >> so many folks. the busiest airport today lax, l.a., chicago o'hare airport not far behind. good luck to every body traveling to day the not going to be easy because of the weather. get to grandma's safely. >> have turkey. >> eat a lot of it. save me some too. >> more than a dozen people went to the hospital late last night following an accident involving several vehicles in maryland. when it was over a school bus carrying a girl's high school team crashed in a wooded area. a car and pickup truck were also involved. the driver of the truck arrested driving under the influence. emotional night of remembrance in joplin, missouri. six months after an ef-5 tornado flattened thousands of homes, all most wiping the community
off the map. hundreds gathered for a memorial service in honor of 161 people killed in the tragedy. a plaque unveiled with their names and the city plans to plant a tree for each of the lives lost. the mayor commended everyone for not losing hope. and a somber moment in dallas yesterday, as city remembered the day president kennedy was shot 48 years ago. dallas police used the occasion to honor a man they say helped them capture presidential assassin lee harvey oswald. johnny calvin breyer was a 22-year-old the manager of a shoe store, he noticed oswald acting suspiciously, he was able to alert police and point him out when he arrived. abandoned plane at the center of a mystery. it made an unscheduled landing. when workers arrived, they found no pilot, no passengers but found a couple big duffel bags full of marijuana. police are working with a computer and cell phones found at the scene. the same plane had flown out of
the airport last weekend. huh. what's going on? >> my, my. >> my, my. >> people got away, high and dry. >> well, this is just the best kind of story, especially these days when family is so very important. >> absolutely. this story takes us done to florida, the pre-k class of 4 -- 4-year-old michael kennedy jr. he hadn't seen his dad for six months until he surprised michael there at school. >> while michael kennedy sr. was deployed his daughter emma jane was born. he gets to hold her the first time. pretty soon he will be back on his ship. now is the time to be thankful. i love these stories. >> why have done so many. never get old. >> i get so choked up. this time of year about family. >> i know. he ran to his father. i loved it. >> you tear up. >> i do. >> you tear up. >> it's good. our thoughts and prayers for so many families, military families around the country. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. ♪ i'm on my way i'm on my way home sweet home ♪
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>> reporter: reggie love has been a constant presence, feet away from president obama since we first met him during the 2008 campaign. love started in the mail room of the obama senate office then moved to the campaign where he famously bonded with the future president over a shared love of sports notably basketball. they were both rookies to presidential campaigns. learning their jobs along the way. and learning from each other. >> i have hipped him to aretha franklin and john coltrain and he is turn has downloaded jay-z and lil wayne so i am not a complete fuddy-duddy. >> barack obama. >> reporter: one historic election and three long years of work later, love is packing up and saying good-bye to one amazing first job. >> and then this door right here it leads to the oval. one of the four-doors that the president can enter or exit through.
>> reporter: he showed us the tiny office he occupied four feet away from the oval office. >> you and the president laughing. >> i don't know what the joke is there and if i did i probably couldn't repeat it. >> a laugh shared with the president, love calls a mentor. a mentor who in return refers to love as a younger brother. >> what does he do that drives you crazy? and what do you do that drives him crazy? >> i'm 28, 29, stubborn, think i know things i may not know the answer to. he is like, you should take my advice. i got elect ed president you should listen to me. >> reporter: his proximity to the president means he has been there for landmark moments in the obama white house, some times even delivering the news himself. like when love handed the president a note letting him know the stimulus bill had been passed. >> reporter: has there been times along this way, when you thought this is my life? >> it's the president's life. i think i have just been lucky to have been a very lone passenger on an amazing ride and amazing journey. >> reporting for abc news, rachel nichols.
>> what an extraordinary opportunity. >> beside the 1 hour days, the reason reggie is leaving is to attend the wharton school of business, university of pennsylvania. not too shabby. having the ride of his life. traveled a million miles together with the president. 35 times around the world. >> incredible, incredible opportunity. >> best of luck to him. coming up next, gop presidential candidate not laughing after an appearance on late night tv. >> disco ball trophy goes to j.r. and karina. get the scoop from the "dancing with the stars" finale. next in "the skinny." co ball trophy goes to j.r. and karina. get the scoop from the "dancing with the stars" finale. next in "the skinny."
♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny." the big news today, "dancing with the stars" season 13 has wrapped up. big winners last night as everyone wanted to see, j.r. martinez walks away. the big moment here last night. they announced his name. boom. you see, genuine affection
between the two and how thrilled they were. >> translated in the dancing ricki lake the first to go. after the dance, instant samba to ricky martin. great back story on him. did really well. take a listen after he won. >> first and foremost, america, thank you so much for voting for the both of us throughout the whole time. believing in us even when i had a bad week or whatever may be. as much as we are here holding this, we owe this to you as well. thank you very much. >> great guy. >> rob kardashian. >> did well. >> those of you who loved the show, season 14 will be here before you know it. and will kick off in march. >> michele bachmann on late night with jimmy fallon. i'm a huge ban. the house band, the roots. they played a song as she took the stage which, was a little controversial. a 1985 fishbone song called --
>> congresswoman michele bachmann. >> the bottom line is, people are saying this is really offensive. but this is something that, that the roots, they do, often. they did it when, ashley simpson went on and she was -- milli vanilli. lip-syncing. this is something they do, do. >> he tweeted in the day. and it was on us. could be protecting jimmy. disrespectful. that's what the show does. when you go on late night. >> ain't cnn late night tv, michelle. we know scandal, mia farrow, woody allen, woody fell in love with adopted daughter soon-yi. now the biological son of mia farrow, and woody allen, now rowan farrow, one of the brightest minds in the country. now it's look what kind of relationship can he have with
woody? will woody reach out and congratulate him? >> he doesn't want to have a relationship with woody. he is his son. and his brother-in-law. he says that is such a moral transgression. cannot see him and be morally consistent. he has a child that wants nothing to do with him. weird situation. >> finally now. you can look like bella swan, you twihearts. you can look like bella, an imitation dress $799. you can be just like bella. >> you will get it. die hard twihard. >> when i celebrate my marriage again. >> you will do it. >> i may. >> it's a good look. again. >> it's a good look.
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very unique way to make music in music class without any instruments. >> instead the students use ipads and computers and music to people's ears this holiday season. >> reporter: these students are playing jingle bells using nothing but their ipads. in fact some of the students would have had no interest in music at all if it weren't for this. >> i can kind of read music now. when i hear a song. i know what is going on. i know what different instruments are playing. i can tell what time it is. it's like, i just learned little things you just pick up. >> reporter: sarah wolf wrote her own original christmas song vocals on the mac computer, inserting each track like in a real music studio. >> it allows me to play a trumpet. i have no idea how. allows me to play anything. rhythm with drums when i can't play them on hand. >> reporter: the first year of teaching the class. mike mccormack started out with the idea of using mac labs for
editing. ipads came into the equation later. young people are growing up it technology. mccormack says why not put to the good use. >> besides facebook and texting you can use your phones, ipads for a lot of different things. so that's what was our concept was, i wanted the kids to foe you could create, you could perform, with this technology. >> reporter: the use of this modern technology, that kids these days are growing up with, mr. mccormack hopes will spread to more students in valley center and eventually to the entire country. >> truly amazing technology in schools. in case you are wondering what students use, apples garage band. they use it to compose, create and record their music.
as we brought the gadget. >> do you play? >> my dad is a great piano player. i stink. after a year of lessons i gave up. may i will feel inspired after seeing the story. maybe i will try. that's me, playing. >> ha-ha. >> little billy joel. >> you are very good. piano man. little ray charles. oh, make it do what it do, baby. >> i like. i like. nd. in 1999, i was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c. and talk to my doctor