This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Linsey Davis) Thanksgiving Day events featured; scenes shown of parades, a sick woman in Redding, California, Kelly Bradford, "Father Dollar" handing out single bills in California, a Denver family getting a turkey, Compton's turkey donations; statistics on poverty cited. [Evanston, Illinois, crossing guard Debra CLARK - says thanks.] [In interview, First Lady Michelle OBAMA - offers kind words.]
(Studio: David Muir) Tomorrow's Barbara Walters special with President Obama and wife announced.
(Miami: Matt Gutman) Business efforts o get consumers to buy early deals reviewed; details given about what retailers are calling their best deals from Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, Target, JC Penney. [ABC News tech contributor Becky WORLEY- lists some online deals.]
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The conviction of former Representative Tom DeLay on money laundering charges examined; details given about his handling of corporate money in 2002, his appearance last year on "Dancing with the Stars" and his relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. [DeLAY - calls it a miscarriage of justice.] [Travis County D.A. Rosemary LEHMBERG- comments.] [On NBC, August 20, DeLAY - talks about his friend Abramoff.]
(Seoul: Alex Marquardt) The aftermath of the North Korea artillery attack on an island in the South featured; details given of concerns about another attack, threats of retaliation by the South, joint US-South Korea naval exercises and the US call for China to step in to defuse things; animations of the shelling shown.
(In the Great Bear Rain Forest, Canada; David Wright) The efforts in Canada to protect endangered "spirit bears," black bears with white coats, featured; scenes shown of the bears in the wild which is threatened by a planned oil pipeline in the Great Bear rain forest. [Bear tracker Marven ROBINSON- talks about the bears.] [Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project president John CARRUTHERS- downplays the threat of a spill.] An Enbridge spill in Michigan this year recalled. [Pacific Wild director Ian McALLISTER, "National Geographic" photographer Paul NICKLEN- react to big oil and protecting the bears.]
(Afghanistan: Mike Boettcher) The stories of American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan presented. [Cpl. Edgar MALDANADO, Cpl. Seth ZIMMER, Cpl. Adrian McCATHERN, Sgt. Phillip CURRAN. Sgt. Brian SCHIESSER, Spc. Benjamin MITCHELL. Sgt. Christopher SNEED, Pfc. Benjamin RICHTER, Spc. Alexander ROPER- outline what they miss about the holiday.]