THANKSGIVING SAFETY CAMPAIGN
As we hit the roads this Thanksgiving, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking part in a nationwide, I-40 Safety Campaign,
where they'll have troopers stationed at least every 20 miles along I-40 from the east coast to the west. They'll be looking for speeders, aggressive drivers, tailgaters, lawbreakers.
Our local THP spokesman, Sergeant Bill Miller, says if you see a traffic hazard, a crash, a disabled car near traffic, remember this number to get help: *THP.
HUGE TRAVEL WEEKEND
The Triple A expects about 1 in 6 people in the COUNTRY to travel at least 50 miles this Thanksgiving weekend.
Those who are flying somewhere could be in for some trouble, there's a major snow storm on the east coast that's already caused hundreds of flight cancellations.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FOR AIR TRAVEL PROBLEMS
Before you head out, spend a little time reading up to make sure you know your rights, in case something happens. If you get bumped from a flight or your luggage gets lost, you have the right to be reimbursed, but you have to know to ask for these things.
HASHTAGS FOR SAVINGS
If you're making your list, and checking it twice for bargains, our Pop Culture Princess, Kristin, says you'll want to remember some hashtags that are being used to share where the deals are: #deals #savings #coupons
MS. CHEAP GUIDE AND TIPS
Mary Hance, Ms. Cheap with the Tennessean, says, how about going through the stuff you already have, and making some donations to our local non-profits. She says Goodwill, for example, even takes some items that are not working or not in great condition. You can also check out Ms. Cheap's Holiday guide, in the paper or online.
FATHERS ARE LEAST FAVORITE TO SHOP FOR
Oh, and by the way, if you have a hard time shopping for dad, you're not alone. A new survey found Dads are the hardest people to shop for. Overwhelmingly, dads.
MOST AMERICANS RELY ON ONLINE REVIEWS
Before you go shopping, don't forget that, these days, you can see a review online, for pretty much anything you want to buy. Websites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Open Table are where Americans seem to making their final decisions on purchases. A new survey from www.YouGov.com finds that almost 80 percent make sure to read the customer review on a product before committing to buying it.
The majority also agree, however, that online reviews aren't always credible. Almost 90 percent say they believe many businesses write negative reviews of their competitors and that some customer posts are entirely bogus. Only 13 percent say they consider online reviews to be "very" trustworthy.
ON YOUR TV TONIGHT
NBC goes behind the scenes of the upcoming special "Peter Pan Live" with "The Making Of Peter Pan Live." Later, the network reflects on the laughs on previous Thanksgiving episodes of "Saturday Night Live." Jimmy Fallon sits down with actor Christopher Walken and singer Nick Jonas on a new "Tonight Show" with a performance from Iggy Azalea. Actress Allison Williams, sportscaster Dan Patrick and magician Josh Beckerman are the guests on a new "Late Night With Seth Meyers."
ABC is getting into the Thanksgiving spirit with "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." Also, revisit episodes of "Modern Family," "Blackish" and "Nashville." "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is new with actress Mindy Kaling and MMA fighter Ronda Rousey with music from Rick Ross.
On The CW, Steve Martin and John Candy star in the comedy film "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."
BRIDE HOLDS WEDDING IN HOSPITAL SO TERMINALLY ILL MOTHER CAN ATTEND
As her mother was battling cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one Texas woman pushed forward her wedding date to make sure her mom could be there.
Cathryn Copeland was married to Conner Wood on October 22 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where Copeland's mother Janet was undergoing treatment for cancer.
Cathryn says she got to get ready for the wedding, with her mom right there. They all dressed in her mom's hospital room, then as the bride went through the hospital with her dad, to the garden for the ceremony, patients and medial staff clapped and cheered the whole way. And her mom got to be a part of it all. Two weeks later, Janet, the bride's mom, lost her battle to cancer.
DANCING WITH THE STARS
America was on its feet doing "The Carlton" after voting Alfonso Ribeiro the new champion of "Dancing With The Stars." The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor took home the Mirrorball Trophy and got emotional at the end of Tuesday's night finale. The sitcom star said it was a dream come true.