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November 24th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Butterball's Carol Miller on how to properly carve a turkey

The sides are done, the turkey is cooked. Now how about getting the party started?

Butterball’s Turkey Talk Line Expert Carol Miller made one last appearance on American Morning this morning to help with the most important part of the turkey cooking process: carving it for all to enjoy!

She shows American Morning’s Carol Costello and Alina Cho the exact science on how to carve the turkey properly.

Want to be the 1st at the table to get to the wishbone? She’s got that a tip on how to locate the most sought after part of the turkey!

Filed under: Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2011
11:29 AM ET

Red Cross helps Americans show gratitude to our service members on Thanksgiving

One of the easiest ways to say thanks this year is simply writing a solider, and the Red Cross is helping to make that possible.

By visiting you can make a card on line, or you can construct your own at home.

Sam Kille, chief spokesman for the Red Cross and former Marine, sits down with American Morning’s Alina Cho to explain that receiving a card from the states while overseas is one of the simplest ways to make a soldier feel at home during the holidays.

The Red Cross requests that all cards are received by December 9th so they can be processed in time for the holidays.

Filed under: Military • Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2011
11:23 AM ET

Butterball's Carol Miller answers viewer questions about preparing the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving

To stuff or not to stuff? How long should you cook the bird? Is it possible to get the kids involved in the cooking process?

And can you really baste a turkey in Redbull?

Butterball’s Turkey Talk Expert, Carol Miller returned to set with Carol Costello and Alina Cho to answer these questions and much more.

Filed under: Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2011
11:20 AM ET

Only on American Morning – Mom of freed student in Egypt overjoyed at news of her son's release

Cairo (CNN) - Three American college students arrested on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails during a protest in Cairo were released Thursday, a spokesman for the Egypt general prosecutor's office told CNN.

Joy Sweeney, whose son Derrik Sweeney is one of the three students, told CNN's "American Morning" she was overjoyed by the news.
"We are just so blessed and so grateful right now," she said. "I can't wait to give him a big hug."

The students were to be taken to a physician for a medical examination and back to the police station for paperwork to be processed, then to their dorm rooms, she said. They may be able to call home afterward.

View the entire interview here.

Filed under: Egypt
November 24th, 2011
11:12 AM ET

Are the best holiday gift bargains to be found on Black Friday? Retail analyst Marshall Cohen explains why it may not be

About 152 million people are expected to go shopping for holiday gifts this weekend, so retailers and consumers alike are gearing up for the Black Friday chaos, some of which actually starts as early as this evening.

How are you going to get more bang for your buck? Are Black Friday deals the best you can get during the holiday season?

American Morning’s Alina Cho talk with NPD Group's chief industry analyst Marshal Cohen to explain more. One suggestion Marshal had to find a good deal? Traditional gifts such as cashmere sweaters, fragrances, and even toys.

Filed under: Black Friday
November 24th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

Update from Constantino Diaz-Duran on his walk across U.S. -'I wanted to get a real sense of life'

What is the best way to discover what is means to BE an American? Walk across the country!

To celebrate his journey to get his citizenship, Constantino Diaz-Duran embarked on an amazing journey in July from New York across the United States to Los Angeles, California.

This morning on American Morning, we checked in with him via SKYPE from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to find out about his progress, learn about the job he's taken doing construction and what he's learned from his journey so far.

Filed under: American Morning
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