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  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s Tuesday. It`s our last show before Thanksgiving.

  • Millions of Americans are expected to travel for the holiday. One thing they might want to pack: patience.

  • A stretch of winter weather is making its way across the country and threatening to cause havoc for travel plans.

  • Heavy snow, strong winds, freezing rain - hundreds of flights have been affected, most of the winter weather should be gone by Thursday,

  • but the days leading up to Thanksgiving could be a scramble for travelers and airlines.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Two things that should never go together: peak holiday travel and treacherous winter weather.

  • A traveler`s nightmare: cancellations, delays and frustration all around.

  • In Dallas where ice coated airplanes, airlines were forced to precancel hundreds of flights to avoid the inevitable.

  • Airlines and airports are experienced with wild weather and they are ready for this round.

  • ALEXANDRA MARREN, UNITED AIRLINES OPERATIONS V.P.: You can call this the nerve center of the airline.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: United watches the weather and directs every flight around the world from their headquarters in Chicago. The decision to cancel flights happens here.

  • VOICE OF JIM DEYOUNG, UNITED AIRLINES MANAGING DIRECTOR NETWORK OPERATIONS: These individuals are actually measuring the impact of weather.

  • Of the air traffic control system and coordinating not only internally with United Airlines, but with the FAA.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They are talking to this FAA command center near Washington.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Let`s go to Jacksonville and get their concerns first (ph) (inaudible)

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Conference calls keep airlines and FAA controllers up to date with changing conditions, and a warning for travelers: think before you book.

  • GEORGE HOBICA, AIRFAREWATCHDOG.COM: Probably, the worst mistake is to take a connecting flight or if you do connect to connect through a known bad weather airport like Chicago or Denver or Detroit or Minneapolis. Airports that are prone to snow storms.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But a storm as big as this one will be hard to avoid.

  • AZUZ: Well, yesterday we reported on an international agreement involving Iran`s controversial nuclear program.

  • We told you some government`s responses to this deal. Today, we`ve got more reaction.

  • SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, ( R) SOUTH CAROLINA : The sanctions actually worked, but this interim deal gives the Iranians $7 billion in cash, and it leaves in place one of the most sophisticated enrichment programs around.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I become very happy because as a first thing, that`s a thing about it, is about medicines.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The medicines.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Effects of on the price of medicine, because it`s very high and I see it`s better now.

  • SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D) NEW YORK: I`m disappointed by the terms of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations. Because it does not seem proportional.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody is happy about it, because we hope for a change and the (inaudible) situation that we are (inaudible).

  • AZUZ: We all struggle with stress or adversity at time. Some people have strategies for dealing with it.

  • They might pray, they might meditate. Maybe listen to music or find comfort with friends.

  • Imagine if you are the leader of the free world. That`s a job filled with stress.

  • One person on President Obama`s staff had an idea to help.

  • JAKE TAPPER, ANCHOR "THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER": In the midst of a bruising 2008 presidential campaign, a young staffer was quietly praying for his candidate and decided to let him know.

  • JOSHUA DUBOIS, AUTHOR, "THE PRESIDENT`S DEVOTIONAL": I was thinking, you know, I wonder who is looking after his soul, his spirit, and so

  • shot him an email, wasn`t sure what kind of response I was going to get - I was going to get (inaudible) what would happen if I sent this note, and in a few minutes he wrote back and said, this is exactly what I was looking for.

  • TAPPER: That message was a short meditation on the 23 psalm, you know, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

  • And that started a daily tradition for Joshua Dubois and Barack Obama.

  • About 2,000 devotions later, the emails are part of how the president quietly practices his Christian faith.

  • DuBois joined the administration as the director of faith and neighborhood partnerships, helping to shape policy and acting as a bridge between faith leaders and President Obama.

  • President Obama is not somebody who wears his spirituality on his sleeve.

  • (on camera): How important is religion and spirituality and Jesus Christ ...

  • DUBOIS: Yeah. TAPPER: to President Obama.

  • DUBOIS: You know, it`s very important. And I, for one, would rather have a leader who leaves out a sermon than preaches one.

  • TAPPER: He has been criticized for not picking a church.

  • DUBOIS: Yeah. TAPPER: In Washington, D.C.

  • DUBOIS: We recognized very early on that when you bring the whole package of the presidency,

  • all the Secret Service and all the lines and barricades and so forth to a local congregation,

  • there is a lot of burden there, and so instead of picking one congregation, he decided to visit several.

  • TAPPER (voice over): With politics, policy and war, the business of being the president can be altogether unholy.

  • (on camera): How do you as somebody who is so attuned to the president`s spiritual needs reconcile the job,

  • which is borne out of tough unheavenly decisions and his relationship with God.

  • DUBOIS: As long as, you know, you are - you feel that within your own soul that the moves that you are making, are right with God and right with yourself, and that`s the best we can ask for.

  • And so, my job was to help - push him towards that relationship with God where they could have their own conversation about what was right and then he makes the best decisions that he can.

  • TAPPER (voice over): His job approval rating at their lowest point in some polls. The president`s in a tough time now.

  • During past periods of doubt and difficulty, DuBois has sent to the president a go to devotional about bouncing back.

  • He quotes second Corinthians. And he combined that with the story about legendary boxer Joe Lewis refusing to take a quick rest on the mat after being knocked down because he didn`t want his opponent to get any rest either.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is this legit?

  • Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights.

  • It`s true. The holiday is also known as the Feast of Dedication and the Feast of Maccabees.

  • AZUZ: Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees. A group of Jewish people. It also celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

  • The holiday lasts eight nights, the start of Hanukkah isn`t always on the same day.

  • This year, it starts at sunset on Wednesday, which means the eight day holiday coincided with a major U.S. holiday.

  • Fortunately for turkey, Thanksgiving isn`t America`s favorite holiday.

  • That`s Christmas with Thanksgiving in second. Unfortunately for turkeys, they are on the menu for both.

  • So it`s not a time of year when turkeys have holiday cheer.

  • They may be especially concerned in one of the four U.S. towns named after them.

  • Turkey, Texas. Turkey, North Carolina, Turkey Creek, Louisiana or Turkey Creek, Arizona.

  • Northern turkeys may also be on the wing in Pennsylvania if they leave near the townships of Upper Turkeyfoot or Lower Turkeyfoot.

  • One thing that`s afoot nationwide, Americans are talking turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • The National Turkey Federation, which no turkeys are actually members says that 88 percent of Americans gobble up turkey on Thanksgiving.

  • A 2012 Gallup survey found only five percent of Americans consider themselves vegetarians, in case you are wondering.

  • What this means, 46 million turkeys will be at the Thanksgiving table, but they won`t be enjoying the meal.

  • They probably had a better time running wild at the first Thanksgiving celebration.

  • There is no proof that turkey was on the table in 1621.

  • What was? Venison is one possibility, my dear.

  • Of course, almost 400 years later, a deer for dinner could leave some passionate poultry partakers plaintiff.

  • But it could save time for cooks: it takes about five hour to oven bake a large stuffed turkey.

  • Without that, people could carve out plenty more time for cranberry sauce or sweet potatoes.

  • Two Thanksgiving traditions that might not ruffle turkey`s feathers.

  • Midwest takes center stage for our last "Roll Call" of November.

  • In Brookville, Ohio, we`ve got the blue devils from Brookville High School.

  • Going west, in a little north to Westby, Wisconsin. And that`s where we check in with the Northman.

  • And in Greensberg (ph) Indiana, the South Decatur Cougars grab a spot on the roll.

  • That gobbles up almost all our time in this pre- Thanksgiving show.

  • I`m personally thankful for having the best audience at CNN.

  • We`re going to leave you with some "I-Report" sharing what you are thankful for.

  • Have a very happy Thanksgiving. We`ll see you Monday.

  • END

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s Tuesday. It`s our last show before Thanksgiving.

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