Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – October 9th, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – October 9th, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT. THE MAJOR ATTACK ON
U.S. ALLIES.
TURKEY’S MILITARY LAUNCHING STRIKES ON
U.S.-BACKED KURDS IN
SYRIA. SMOKE RISING INTO THE
SKY.
JETS SOARING OVERHEAD. CIVILIANS FLEEING FOR
THEIR LIVES.
THE FIERY ASSAULT COMING DAYS AFTER U.S.
PRESIDENT TRUMP
ORDERED TROOPS OUT. THE KURDS CRITICAL
U.S. PARTNERS IN THE
FIGHT AGAINST ISIS ACCUSING THE U.S. OF
ABANDONING THEM TO BE
SLAUGHTERED. TONIGHT THE BACKLASH
HERE AT HOME.
>>>ALSO BREAKING, JOE BIDEN FOR THE FIRST
TIME CALLING TO
IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP.
HOW THE PRESIDENT IS
HITTING BACK. >>>THE DEADLY
ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK ON
YOM KIPPUR. THE GUNMAN OPENING
FIRE IN THE STREET IN
GERMANY, HIS HELMET MOUNTED WITH A CAMERA
LIVE STREAMING THE
RAMPAGE. HE TRIED TO FORCE
HIMSELF INSIDE A
SYNAGOGUE. AMONG THOSE INSIDE,
AMERICANS.
>>>MATT LAUER’S ACCUSER COMING
FORWARD.
THE NEW ALLEGATION THAT THE FORMER ANCHOR
RAPED HER.
HER NEW STATEMENT TONIGHT TO NBC NEWS.
AND LAUER’S NEW
DENIAL. >>>MASSIVE BLACKOUT.
POWER INTENTIONALLY
CUT TO MILLIONS AS WILDFIRES RAGE IN
CALIFORNIA.
>>THIS IS NOT AN INCONVENIENCE FOR US.
IT’S LIFE AND DEATH.
>>THE CONTROVERSIAL MOVE TO PREVENT
POTENTIAL DISASTER.
>>>AND OUR NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE.
BERNIE SANDERS’ FIRST
INTERVIEW SINCE SURVIVING A HEART
ATTACK.
WHAT HE’S SAYING ABOUT RETURNING TO THE
CAMPAIGN TRAIL.
>>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.
TURKEY TONIGHT WASTING
NO TIME LAUNCHING A MILITARY ATTACK ON
U.S. KURDISH ALLIES
INSIDE SYRIA JUST TWO DAYS AFTER RECEIVING A
VIRTUAL GREEN LIGHT
FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. WITH AMERICAN TROOPS
ORDERED TO REMAIN ON
THE SIDELINES, A TURKISH AIR ASSAULT ON
KURDISH AREAS IS
UNDERWAY TRIGGERING PANICKED EVACUATIONS.
AND FIGHTERS WHO ONCE
BATTLED ISIS ALONGSIDE AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE
NOW EFFECTIVELY ON
THEIR OWN. OUR RICHARD ENGEL
REPORTS FROM TURKEY.
>>Reporter: THE BOMBING BEGAN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
SMOKE RISING OVER BORDER TOWNS INSIDE
SYRIA.
BUILDINGS ON FIRE AS TURKISH JETS BEGAN
STRIKING AMERICA’S
ALLIES. THE KURDS OF SYRIA
AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP
ORDERED U.S. TROOPS TO STEP ASIDE ESSENTIALLY
GIVING TURKEY THE GO
AHEAD. THE TURKISH PRESIDENT
ANNOUNCING THE
OPERATION ON TWITTER SAYING IT WAS TO
NEUTRALIZE TERROR
THREATS. BUT A KURDISH MILITARY
SPOKESMAN SAYS TURKEY
IS TARGETING CIVILIAN AREAS AND THERE IS A
HUGE PANIC AMONG
PEOPLE IN THE REGION. THIS VIDEO SHOWING
PEOPLE DESPERATELY
TRYING TO EVACUATE. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS
FACED INTENSE BACKLASH
FOR PULLING BACK U.S. TROOPS FROM NORTHERN
SYRIA.
IN RESPONSE, THREATENING TO TOTALLY
DESTROY AND OBLITERATE
THE ECONOMY OF TURKEY IF TURKEY GOES TOO FAR
AGAINST THE KURDS.
TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETING WE ARE SLOWLY
AND CAREFULLY BRINGING
OUR GREAT SOLDIERS AND MILITARY HOME.
>>WE ARE SPEAKING TO
BOTH SIDES AND WE’RE SEEING WHAT CAN BE
MADE OUT OF A
SITUATION, BUT WE HAVE NO SOLDIERS IN THE
AREA.
WE’RE GETTING OUT OF THE ENDLESS WARS.
>>Reporter: BUT THAT
HAS NOT STOPPED CONDEMNATIONS FROM
SOME OF PRESIDENT
TRUMP’S REPUBLICAN ALLIES.
>>IF WE PULL OUT, THE
KURDS ARE IN A WORLD OF HURT AND ISIS COMES
BACK AND PRESIDENT
TRUMP WILL OWN IT. >>Reporter: MANY OF
THE 1,000 U.S. TROOPS
STILL IN SYRIA FEEL HORRIBLY ABOUT WHAT’S
GOING ON.
WITH ORDERS NOT TO HELP THE KURDS WHO
FOUGHT SHOULDER TO
SHOULDER WITH THEM AGAINST ISIS.
LOSING 11,000 OF THEIR
MEN AND WOMEN. AND TONIGHT THERE ARE
FEARS ABOUT THESE
DETENTION CAMPS HOLDING TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF ISIS
FIGHTERS AND SUPPORTERS.
WITH KURDISH TROOPS
RUSHING TO THE FRONT LINES, THERE ARE FEWER
GUARDS AT THE CAMPS.
AND FEARS OF A PRISON BREAK.
>>– ISIS FIGHTERS
ESCAPE AND POSE A THREAT ELSEWHERE?
>>WELL, THEY’RE GOING
TO BE ESCAPING TO EUROPE.
THAT’S WHERE THEY WANT
TO GO. >>Reporter: U.S.
COMMANDERS SAY THE
TURKISH ASSAULT IS BIGGER THAN THEY
EXPECTED AND THEY FEEL
THE UNITED STATES IS BETRAYING ITS ALLY
BREAKING A SACRED
TRUST FORGED IN BATTLE.
LESTER?
>>RICHARD ENGEL IN TURKEY TONIGHT.
THANK YOU.
>>>THERE IS BREAKING NEWS ON THE
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AT
HOME. DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE
JOE BIDEN IS SAYING IN
NO UNCERTAIN TERMS TONIGHT THAT PRESIDENT
TRUMP SHOULD BE
IMPEACHED. THE PRESIDENT IS NOW
FIRING BACK.
HALLIE JACKSON HAS LATE DETAILS.
>>WHAT WAS THE
BREAKING POINT FOR YOU, SIR?
>>Reporter: FOR THE
FIRST TIME, JOE BIDEN ISSUING A FULL
THROATED NO CAVEATED
CALL FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT.
>>HE SHOULD BE
IMPEACHED. HE’S SHOOTING HOLES IN
THE CONSTITUTION.
AND WE CANNOT LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT.
>>Reporter: IT’S THE
STRONGEST STATEMENT YET FROM THE
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE
AS PRESIDENT TRUMP LATE TONIGHT FIRES
BACK.
>>SO BIDEN IS DROPPING LIKE A ROCK.
I DON’T THINK HE’S
GOING TO MAKE IT. HE SEES WHAT’S
HAPPENING TO HIM.
I GUESS HE’S NO LONGER THE FRONT RUNNER.
>>Reporter: THE
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY TOP OF MIND FROM THE
CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH
THE WHITE HOUSE AT WAR WITH THE DEMOCRATS
AFTER DECLARING THE
ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT COOPERATE WITH
WHAT IT SEES AS AN
ILLEGITIMATE AND PARTISAN INFIRRY.
NOW THE PRESIDENT
SUGGESTING HE MIGHT CHANGE HIS MIND IF
DEMOCRATS HOLD A VOTE
TO FORMALLY OPEN THE INVESTIGATION AND GIVE
REPUBLICANS MORE OF A
SAY. >>IF THEY GIVE US OUR
RIGHTS.
IT DEPENDS. IF THEY VOTE AND SAY
YOU CAN’T HAVE LAWYERS
YOU CAN’T ASK QUESTIONS, YOU CAN’T
HAVE ANYBODY PRESENT,
ALL OF THESE CRAZY THINGS.
>>Reporter: ADDING —
>>THEY DON’T GIVE US ANY FAIR PLAY.
IT’S THE MOST UNFAIR
SITUATION PEOPLE HAVE SEEN.
>>Reporter: SPEAKER
NANCY PELOSI IS NOT PLANNING A VOTE AT
THIS TIME.
>>WHY IS HE OBSTRUCTING A VOTE ON
AN IMPEACHMENT
INQUIRY? THAT TO ME IS AN
OBSTRUCTION.
>>Reporter: BUT SOME VOTE THAT WON’T
MATTER.
>>THEY’RE GOING TO STONEWALL ANYWAY.
>>Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT IS ALSO ATTACKING THE
WHISTLE-BLOWER WHOSE
COMPLAINT SPARKED THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
AFTER REPORTS THE
PERSON’S CONNECTED TO A DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE.
>>THE WHOLE THING IS A SCAM.
IT’S A FIX.
>>Reporter: BUT THE WHISTLE-BLOWER’S
ATTORNEY SAYS HIS
CLIENT HAS NEVER WORKED FOR OR ADVISED
A CAMPAIGN AND THE
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY INSPECTOR GENERAL HAS
CONCLUDED THAT DESPITE
SHOWING ARGUABLE POLITICAL BIAS, THE
WHISTLE-BLOWER’S
ALLEGATIONS STILL APPEARED CREDIBLE.
NO WORD YET ON WHEN
THE WHISTLE-BLOWER MIGHT TESTIFY BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS, BUT THE
PERSON’S ATTORNEYS AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE IN
TALKS.
>>HALLIE JACKSON AT THE WHITE HOUSE
TONIGHT.
THANK YOU. >>>A BRAZEN ATTACK
AIMED AT JEWS TODAY IN
GERMANY WHERE A GUNMAN SHOT AND KILLED TWO
PEOPLE AND TRIED TO
INVADE A SYNAGOGUE ON THE YOM KIPPUR
HOLIDAY.
DOZENS WERE IN THE SYNAGOGUE INCLUDING
TEN AMERICANS.
NBC’S ERIN McLACHLIN IS IN GERMANY TONIGHT.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
IN EASTERN GERMANY, A CHILLING ATTACK.
THE MAN TARGETED A
SYNAGOGUE AND SHOT UP A NEARBY KEBAB SHOP.
KILLING AT LEAST TWO
PEOPLE IN THE CITY. THIS DURING YOM
KIPPUR.
THE HOLIEST DAY IN JUDAISM.
HERE YOU SEE THE
SUSPECT. A YOUNG WHITE MALE.
A CAMERA MOUNTED ON
HIS HELMET. HE STREAMED THE ENTIRE
HORRIFYING ATTACK LIVE
ONLINE. THE VIDEO TOO
DISTURBING TO SHOW.
REMINISCENT OF THE ATTACK EARLIER THIS
YEAR.
THE SYNAGOGUE FULL OF WORSHIPPERS NOW
CORDONED OFF.
THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TWEETING WE’VE
IDENTIFIED TEN
AMERICANS WHO WERE INSIDE THE SYNAGOGUE.
ALL ARE SAFE AND
UNHARMED. THE SUSPECT FAILED TO
ENTER AND SHOT A WOMAN
ON THE STREET. BEFORE MOVING ONTO THE
KEBAB SHOP.
THIS EYEWITNESS WAS INSIDE.
HE SAYS THE SUSPECT
THREW WHAT LOOKED LIKE A HAND GRENADE WHICH
EXPLODED IN FRONT OF
AN ELDERLY WOMAN AND OPENED FIRE KILLING AT
LEAST ONE.
OUTSIDE THE KEBAB SHOP, A SHOOTOUT WITH
POLICE.
THE SUSPECT DRIVES OFF.
TEN MILES AWAY,
REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED.
THE STATE PROSECUTOR
TELLS NBC THEY MADE ONE ARREST.
GERMAN MEDIA REPORTS
THEY HAVE THE ATTACKER IN CUSTODY.
BUT THE PROSECUTOR
WOULD NOT CONFIRM THAT TO NBC.
EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE
NO LONGER ON HIGH ALERT.
LESTER?
>>ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.
>>>TONIGHT TWO YEARS
AFTER “TODAY” SHOW ANCHOR MATT LAUER WAS
FIRED, NEW DETAILS ARE
BEING REPORTED CONCERNING THE
ALLEGATION THAT LED TO
HIS SUDDEN TERMINATION.
NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK
HAS THAT STORY. WE SHOULD WARN YOU,
SOME OF THE
DESCRIPTIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE GRAPHIC.
>>Reporter: IN RONAN
FARROW’S UPCOMING BOOK “CATCH AND KILL”
OBTAINED BY VARIETY,
FORMER NBC NEWS EMPLOYEE BROOKE NEVILS
WHO ORIGINALLY CAME
FORWARD ANONYMOUSLY SAID LAUER RAPED HER
IN HER HOTEL ROOM
DURING THE 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS.
TODAY LAUER RELEASED A
STATEMENT. IT IS ALLEGED THAT AN
EXTRAMARITAL BUT
CONSENSUAL SEXUAL ENCOUNTER WAS IN FACT
AN ASSAULT.
IT IS CATEGORICALLY FALSE AND IGNORES
THE FACTS AND DEFIES
COMMON SENSE. IN THE BOOK WHICH NBC
NEWS HAS NOT SEEN,
NEVILS ALLEGES THAT AFTER A NIGHT OF
DRINKING SHE WENT TO
LAUER’S HOTEL ROOM. SHE TOLD FARROW THAT
LAUER PUSHED HER
AGAINST THE DOOR AND KISSED HER.
HE THEN PUSHED HER
ONTO THE BED FLIPPING HER OVER ASKING IF SHE
LIKES ANAL SEX, FARROW
WRITES. SHE SAID SHE DENIED
SEVERAL TIMES.
ACCORDING TO NEVILS SHE WAS IN THE MIDST
OF TELLING HIM SHE
WASN’T INTERESTED AGAIN WHEN HE JUST DID
IT.
TELLING FARROW, SHE WE WEPT SILENTLY INTO A
PILLOW.
IN LAUER’S ACCOUNT, HE SAYS THEY ENGAGED IN A
VARIETY OF SEXUAL
ACTS. EACH ACT WAS MUTUAL
AND COMPLETELY
CONSENSUAL. IN A STATEMENT AN NBC
SPOKESPERSON SAYS MATT
LAUER’S CONDUCT WAS APPALLING, HORRIFIC,
AND REPREHENSIBLE.
THAT’S WHY HE WAS FIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS
OF US FIRST LEARNING
THE COMPLAINT. OUR HEARTS BREAK AGAIN
FOR OUR COLLEAGUE.
WHILE ON THE “TODAY” SHOW THIS MORNING,
BOTH ANCHORS REACTED
TO THE NEWS. >>I KNOW IT WASN’T
EASY FOR OUR COLLEAGUE
BROOKE TO COME FORWARD THEN.
IT’S NOT EASY NOW.
AND WE SUPPORT HER AND ANY WOMEN WHO HAVE
COME FORWARD WITH
CLAIMS. AND IT’S JUST VERY
PAINFUL FOR ALL OF US
AT NBC. >>WE DON’T KNOW ALL
THE FACTS IN ALL OF
THIS, BUT THERE ARE NOT ALLEGATIONS OF AN
AFFAIR.
THERE ARE ALLEGATIONS OF A CRIME.
AND I THINK THAT’S
SHOCKING TO ALL OF US HERE WHO’VE SAT WITH
MATT FOR MANY, MANY
YEARS. >>Reporter: DURING
HER TIME IN SOCHI,
NEVILS WAS WORKING FOR MEREDITH VIEIRA.
NOT DIRECTLY FOR THE
“TODAY” SHOW. WHICH LAUER POINTS OUT
IN HIS STATEMENT.
WHEN THEY RETURNED TO NEW YORK, NEVILS AND
LAUER BOTH
ACKNOWLEDGED THE SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS
CONTINUED.
NEVILS TELLS FARROW SHE WAS CONCERNED
ABOUT THE CONTROL
LAUER COULD EXERT ON HER CAREER.
TODAY IN HIS
STATEMENT, LAUER SUGGESTS NEVILS IS
FINANCIALLY MOTIVATED
WRITING, WITHIN A YEAR SHE WAS REPORTEDLY OUT
TRYING TO SELL A BOOK.
AND IT APPEARS THAT SHE ALSO SOUGHT A
MONETARY PAYMENT FROM
NBC. IN AN EXCLUSIVE
STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS,
NEVILS RESPONDED TO LAUER SAYING, THERE’S
A MATT LAUER THAT
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WATCHED ON TV EVERY
MORNING FOR TWO
DECADES. AND THERE IS THE MATT
LAUER WHO THIS MORNING
ATTEMPTED TO BULLY A FORMER COLLEAGUE INTO
SILENCE.
HIS OPEN LETTER WAS A CASE STUDY IN VICTIM
BLAMING.
I AM NOT AFRAID OF HIM NOW REGARDLESS OF HIS
THREATS, BULLYING, AND
THE SHAMING AND PREDATORY TACTICS I
KNEW HE WOULD AND NOW
HAS TRIED TO USE AGAINST ME.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
SAYS FARROW UNCOVERED SEVEN ALLEGATIONS OF
WORKPLACE SEXUAL
MISCONDUCT BY LAUER AS WELL AS SEVEN
NONDISCLOSURE
AGREEMENTS. MANY WITH HUSH MONEY
PAYOUTS TO ACCUSERS OF
LAUER AND OTHERS AT NBC.
IN A LETTER TO
EMPLOYEES TODAY, NBC NEWS CHAIRMAN ANDY
LACK WRITES, ANY
SUGGESTION WE KNEW PRIOR TO THAT EVENING
OR TRIED TO COVER UP
ANY ASPECT OF LAUER’S CONDUCT IS ABSOLUTELY
FALSE AND OFFENSIVE.
THE COMPANY SAYS IT REACHED TWO AGREEMENTS
RELATING TO MATT
LAUER. BOTH WERE NEGOTIATED
FOLLOWING HIS
TERMINATION AND ALLOW THE WOMEN TO TELL
THEIR STORIES.
THE BOOK ALSO DESCRIBES FARROW’S
EXPERIENCE AT NBC NEWS
WHILE PURSUING A STORY ABOUT HARVEY
WEINSTEIN’S SEXUAL
MISCONDUCT. ACCUSING THE NEWS
DIVISION OF BUCKLING
UNDER WEINSTEIN’S PRESSURE.
NBC NEWS DENIES THE
ALLEGATION AND CONTENDS FARROW’S
STORY WAS NOT READY
FOR BROADCAST WHEN HE LEFT NBC NEWS.
SAYING, HE DID NOT
HAVE A SINGLE VICTIM OR WITNESS TO
MISCONDUCT BY
WEINSTEIN WILLING TO GO ON THE RECORD.
THE REPORT WHICH
APPEARED NEARLY TWO MONTHS LATER IN THE
NEW YORKER WON A
PULITZER PRIZE AND HELPED TRIGGER THE
NATIONWIDE ME TOO
MOVEMENT. STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>>AND WE TURN NOW TO OUR EXCLUSIVE
INTERVIEW WITH BERNIE
SANDERS. REVEALING NEW DETAILS
TONIGHT ABOUT THE
HEART ATTACK HE SUFFERED EIGHT DAYS
AGO.
HARRY SMITH SAT DOWN WITH HIM TODAY.
>>Reporter: HOW ARE
YOU FEELING? >>A HELL OF A LOT
BETTER THAN I DID A
WEEK AGO. I HAVE NO PAIN.
I’M OUT WALKING NOW.
GETTING BACK TO WORK. FEEL GOOD.
>>Reporter: SENATOR
BERNIE SANDERS TOLD US THAT RECENTLY HE FOUND
HIMSELF MORE FATIGUED
AND NOT AS FOCUSED AS USUAL.
HE’D HAD A CHECKUP
JUST TWO WEEKS AGO. BUT LAST TUESDAY HE
KNEW HE WAS IN
TROUBLE. >>GET ME A CHAIR UP
HERE FOR A MOMENT.
SOMEBODY SAID DO YOU WANT TO DO SELFIES.
I SAID MY GOD I DO NOT
WANT TO DO SELFIES. LET ME GET THE HELL
OUT OF HERE.
>>Reporter: HE WENT TO AN URGENT CARE
CENTER.
>>THEY DID A FEW TESTS AND THE DOCTOR
THERE SAID YOU’RE
HAVING A HEART EVENT. AND IT JUST STRUCK ME.
I COULD NOT BELIEVE
IT. >>Reporter: DID SHE
TELL YOU YOU WERE
HAVING A HEART ATTACK? >>YEAH.
>>Reporter: WITH
SANDERS’ WIFE JANE IN VERMONT, THE CAMPAIGN
WAS IN CONSTANT
COMMUNICATION. >>HONESTLY I DIDN’T
THINK ABOUT THE
CAMPAIGN AT ALL. I THOUGHT ABOUT
BERNIE.
>>Reporter: SANDERS WAS RUSHED TO THE
HOSPITAL WHERE TWO
STENTS WERE INSERTED IN AN ARTERY.
BUT A FULL ACCOUNT OF
HIS CONDITION WAS NOT MADE PUBLIC FOR
SEVERAL DAYS.
IT FELT FROM A PUBLIC PERSPECTIVE THERE WAS
AN ABSENCE OF
TRANSPARENCY. >>I DON’T ACCEPT
THAT.
NO. I THINK THAT’S A MEDIA
THING.
YOU KNOW, I THINK TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
IN FACT IS GOING ON,
IT’S — I THINK WE DID IT APPROPRIATELY AND
AS QUICKLY AS WE
COULD. NO APOLOGIES.
>>Reporter: AND NO
QUITTING. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE
THINK?
>>PEOPLE SHOULD THINK I HAD A PROCEDURE
WHICH HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE A YEAR HAVE.
PEOPLE SHOULD THINK
THAT ACCORDING TO THE DOCTORS, I’M ON THE
WAY TO A FULL
RECOVERY. >>Reporter: SO YOU
WILL GO TO THE DEBATE?
>>OH, YEAH. ABSOLUTELY.
>>Reporter: THREE
HOURS STANDING? >>YEAH.
>>Reporter: DOES YOUR
CARDIOLOGIST SAY — >>NO.
>>Reporter: NOT ON
ISSUE? >>NOT AN ISSUE.
>>Reporter: HE VOWED
TODAY TO DO A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN.
AGE, HEART ATTACK.
DO YOU THINK THAT HURTS YOUR
ELECTABILITY?
>>LOOK, I THINK THE VOTER LOOKS AT A
THOUSAND DIFFERENT
FACTORS. >>Reporter: IF HIS
HEALTH IS AN ISSUE, HE
SAID VOTERS WILL DECIDE.
HARRY SMITH, NBC NEWS,
BURLINGTON, VERMONT. >>>IN CALIFORNIA
TONIGHT, UTILITY
COMPANIES PREEMPTIVELY ARE CUTTING POWER TO
MILLIONS TO PREVENT
ANOTHER POTENTIAL WILDFIRE DISASTER.
HERE’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER
WITH THAT. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
ACROSS FIRE-PRONE
AREAS OF CALIFORNIA, IT’S LIGHTS OUT.
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED
MOVE, ONE UTILITY COMPANY PULLING THE
PLUG ON SOME 800,000
CUSTOMERS AFFECTING MILLIONS AS WINDS
THREATEN TO SPARK
WILDFIRES FROM FAULTY POWER EQUIPMENT.
PG&E SHUTTING OFF
ELECTRICITY TO HOMES, BUSINESSES, EVEN
TRAFFIC SIGNALS.
>>I’VE BEEN TO LIKE FOUR DIFFERENT STORES
TRYING TO FIND A
GENERATOR. >>Reporter: IN
RETIREMENT
COMMUNITIES, SENIORS DEPEND ON ELECTRICITY
TO MAINTAIN THEIR
HEALTH. >>THIS IS NOT AN
INCONVENIENCE FOR US.
IT’S LIFE AND DEATH. >>Reporter: WITH MANY
WARNED THEY COULD BE
PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS FOR DAYS, A RUN ON
SUPPLIES WAS MADE
OVERNIGHT. THE LARGEST PREVENTIVE
SHUTDOWN IN
CALIFORNIA’S HISTORY COMES AFTER OFFICIALS
DEEMED SEVERAL FIRES
INCLUDING THIS BLAZE THAT KILLED 85 PEOPLE
IN PARADISE WERE
SPARKED BY FAULTY POWER EQUIPMENT.
PART OF THE PROBLEM,
THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS INTERCONNECTED.
TURNING OFF THE POWER
TO ONE COMMUNITY WHERE THE WEATHER IS A
THREAT OFTEN IMPACTS
ANOTHER WHERE IT ISN’T.
>>WE IMPLEMENT PUBLIC
SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF AS A LAST RESORT.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
SOME CALL THIS AN ARTIFICIAL DISASTER
BEFORE A REAL ONE HAS
EVEN STRUCK. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS, LOS ANGELES.
>>>TONIGHT WE’RE TRACKING SEVERE
WEATHER THAT WILL
IMPACT TRAVEL INCLUDING A MAJOR
WINTER STORM.
AL ROKER IS MONITORING IT FOR US.
AL, WHAT ARE YOU
SEEING? >>LESTER, ALREADY
SEEING SNOW IN THE
DAKOTAS ON INTO THE ROCKIES.
WE COULD SEE UPWARDS
OF 4 TO 6 INCHES FOR DENVER.
BUT SOME AREAS COULD
PICK UP 2 FEET OF SNOW.
TEMPERATURES 25 TO 50
DEGREES COLDER. AND THEN HERE IN THE
EAST WE ARE LOOKING AT
A TROPICAL SYSTEM OR SUBTROPICAL SYSTEM
POSSIBLY DEVELOPING
BRINGING HEAVY RAIN, A FLOOD THREAT, DOWNED
TREES, POUR OUTAGES,
HIGH SURF, WIND GUSTS UP TO 63 MILES PER
HOUR OUT ON THE CAPE.
LOOK AT THESE AIRPORT DELAYS.
DENVER SNOW.
BOSTON AND NEW YORK, RAIN AND WIND.
A REAL TRAVEL
NIGHTMARE. >>ALL RIGHT.
THANK YOU, SIR.
>>>JUST AHEAD, BREAKING NEWS ON THE
GROUNDING OF THE 737
MAX AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL.
>>>ALSO TACKLING A
SERIOUS ISSUE THAT >>>NEXT UP FOR US
TONIGHT, THE MAJOR NEW SIGNS BOEING’S
GROUNDED 737 MAX
PLANES WON’T BE BACK IN THE AIR FOR QUITE A
WHILE.
TOM COSTELLO ON THE IMPACT TO YOUR HOLIDAY
TRAVEL.
>>Reporter: GROUNDED FOR SEVEN MONTHS,
BOEING IS STILL
TESTING THE OVERHAULED SOFTWARE ON ITS
TROUBLED 737 MAX
BEFORE REQUESTING FAA APPROVAL LIKELY IN
NOVEMBER.
BUT THAT APPROVAL MAY NOT COME UNTIL WEEKS
LATER.
TODAY AMERICAN AIRLINES SAID IT CAN’T
WAIT ANY LONGER TO
PLAN ITS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE.
ANNOUNCING IT’S
KEEPING THE MAX OUT OF ITS FLEET UNTIL
MID-JANUARY WHEN IT
WILL SLOWLY REINTRODUCE THE PLANE.
SOUTHWEST IS ALSO
PLANNING A JANUARY RETURN.
THE SLOWEST TRAVEL
PERIOD OF THE YEAR RATHER THAN DURING THE
HECTIC HOLIDAY RUSH
WHEN TRAVELERS MIGHT AVOID FLYING ON A MAX.
>>GIVE PLENTY OF TIME
TO MAKE SURE EACH AIRPLANE IS BACK
ONLINE AND THE CREWS
ARE TRAINED AND EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT’S
HAPPENING.
>>Reporter: SO FAR UNITED AIRLINES IS
STILL HOPING ITS MAXES
ARE BACK IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.
DESPITE FEWER PLANES
IN THE AIR OVER THE HOLIDAYS, TRAVEL PROS
DO NOT EXPECT AIRLINES
TO RAISE TICKET PRICES.
TOM COSTELLO, NBC
NEWS, WASHINGTON. >>>STILL AHEAD FOR US
TONIGHT, HELPING KIDS
UNDERSTAND A PROBLEM >>>BACK NOW WITH A
NEW KID ON SESAME STREET.
SHE’S SHINING A
SPOTLIGHT ON THE OPIOID CRISIS IN A WAY
THAT HELPS KIDS
UNDERSTAND. KRISTEN DAHLGREN NOW
IN OUR SERIES “ONE
NATION OVERDOSED.” >>Reporter: NEW
MUPPET KARLI NOW THE
NEW FACE OF AMERICA’S ADDICTION CRISIS.
>>MY MOM WAS AWAY FOR
AWHILE BECAUSE SHE HAD A GROWNUP PROBLEM.
>>Reporter: IT’S PART
OF SESAME STREET IN COMMUNITIES.
SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE
CONTENT THAT’S FREE TO PROVIDERS, PARENTS,
AND CAREGIVERS
DESIGNED JUST FOR KIDS WHO ARE OFTEN THE
UNSEEN VICTIMS OF
ADDICTION. >>I LOVE MY MOM SO
MUCH, AND SHE COULDN’T
TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME BECAUSE SHE WAS HAVING
SUCH A TOUGH TIME.
>>Reporter: FOR SOME VIDEOS, KARLI IS
JOINED BY FAVORITES
LIKE ELMO OR ABBY. FOR OTHERS,
10-YEAR-OLD SALIA
WOODBURY. >>WHEN I WAS THIS
AGE, YOU HAD TO LEAVE.
>>Reporter: WHOSE OWN PARENTS BATTLED OPIOID
ADDICTION AND ARE NOW
IN RECOVERY. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO
TELL KIDS GOING
THROUGH SIMILAR THINGS?
>>I WANT THEM TO KNOW
WE’RE NOT ALONE. WE’LL ALL FEEL LIKE
OUR BIG FEELINGS
INSIDE. WE’RE STRONG AND WE
CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER.
>>Reporter: EVEN AT 10, SALIA RELATES TO
KARLI.
FOR FAMILIES LIKE HERS, IT OPENS UP
DIALOGUE.
>>IT TAKES AWAY THE STIGMA AND JUDGMENT
AND ENCOURAGES PEOPLE
TO BE OPEN MINDED. IT’S A HUGE CRISIS.
>>Reporter: A CRISIS
SESAME STREET JUST COULDN’T IGNORE.
IMPACTING THE SMALLEST
AMONG US WHO NOW HAVE A NEW TREND TO TURN TO
FOR HELP.
KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>>AFTER THE BREAK,
“INSPIRING AMERICA”
>>>IN TONIGHT’S
“INSPIRING AMERICA,” THE REMARKABLE SHOW OF
TEAM SPIRIT THAT LET A
BOY FEEL WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO SCORE A
TOUCHDOWN.
HERE’S KEVIN TIBBLES. >>Reporter: MEET THE
CAPTAIN.
7-YEAR-OLD BRYSON JENKINS, HE’S THE ONE
IN THE MIDDLE.
>>THE JOY IN HIS FACE WHEN HE LOOKS AROUND
AND SEES EVERYONE
CHEERING AT HIM. >>Reporter: HE
DEVELOPED CEREBRAL
PALSY AFTER A STROKE AT BIRTH.
HE IS NONVERBAL AND
JUST BEGAN TO WALK WITH ASSISTANCE LAST
YEAR.
BUT WHEN SUBURBAN CHICAGO’S GRANT JUNIOR
BULLDOGS OFFERED HIM
AN HONORARY SPOT ON THE SQUAD, NO WORDS
WERE NECESSARY.
>>IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE THEY JUST TREAT
HIM WITH SO MUCH
KINDNESS. >>Reporter: AFTER
KISSING THE BALL WITH
GOOD LUCK AND HELPING WITH THE COIN TOSS,
NUMBER 85 BRYSON
JENKINS WITH HIS NAME EMBLAZONED ON THE BACK
OF HIS RED JERSEY MADE
HIS WAY TO THE END ZONE FOR THE FINAL
TOUCHDOWN.
>>SINCE I’VE BEEN COACHING AND EVEN A
PART OF YOUTH SPORTS,
THAT WAS THE TOPPER. >>Reporter: WHO WON?
WE ALL DID THANKS TO
SOME KIDS SHOWING US THE MEANING OF TEAM.
KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC
NEWS. >>AND TEAM SPIRIT.
>>>THAT IS “NIGHTLY
NEWS” FOR THIS

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    So sick of these fcking judes. Playing both sides. Wake tf up America! If there will be more and more sh00ting, it is all bc of you. We predicted it. Period. Sad sad stuff…

    stonewalling or not is the evidence that tells all , so hello let's have it. show what you have DEMS, or I think is better for me to say socialist /communist dressed as DEMS.

    I like NBC News but u really dropped the ball on the wildfire story by not pointing out it was lack of investment on infrastructure by the utility for decades while raking in profits for shareholders as the reason they have to shut off power now. A very critical part of understanding how corporate greed and short term planning has actually killed people. Very disappointing.

    The us has historically left allies to fend for themselves. This is not the first time they have left the Kurdish allies defenceless

    Not the first time USA abandoned Kurds, so USA is ok with another genocide on Kurds? And the world is going to let Turkey do another genocide

    Trump and his administration are unprepared simpletons with essential designations at the very adult table. Turkey air raids on American allies is no surprise as Trump's Foreign Affairs policies is like watching a game of Jenga, watching anxiously, hoping the entire scaffolding doesn't come crumbling down. Trump is such an embarrassing imbicile, a wrecking ball, an ogre moving about in a China store. Trump is the perfect traitor. So un-American.

    I'm sorry but I cannot accept the allegation of assault that was not reported immediately. If mr. Lauer assaulted that woman in his motel room she should have went to the authorities at that time.

    The Kurds are not Muslims, THEY ARE SECULAR AND EGALITARIAN. Look at 2.06, you will see female fighters in their ranks!!
    WE NEED ALLIES LIKE THIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST THAT ARE SMART, BRAVE FIGHTERS, AND HAVE DEMOCRATIC VALUES!!!!!!
    We made them a promise, they’ve lost 11,000 helping us fight ISIS. And they are guarding 12,000 ISIS fighters and 70,000 ISIS wives and children. Trump might be a lying selfish backstabber, but are the rest of us honorable? Call your congressmen and women!!!!!!

    If you guys think 🤔 a video of some muppets will stop 🛑 those Big Time pharmaceutical plants or even attempt to slow down on production we fooling ourselves. Sorry!! They don’t want it too stop……. Ita a Billion Dollar Industry.. Simply as that. That’s just my opinion

    I predict that a transgender puppet will be shoving gender identity propaganda down our children's throats before long.

    The Kurdish woman has not even finished talking and the moderator has simply interrupted and told something completely different what this woman did not say at all.

    Americans believe it.

    That's what they do with Ukraine.

    Spread only fake news.

    tRumpf's DONE FOR, for real, this time!

    He has 'screwed the pooch' and committed 'Collusion' on Live-Stream TV, and there's NO WAY he's back-pedaling out of it, not this time!

    He needs to start packing, because he is finished, for good!

    How is it possible any President can just alter Troops and allow our Allies to get killed with no oversight? Can he just bomb on a whim?

    Drugs being addressed on Sesame Street? The place where I learn my ABCs and my one two threes? What's next, Bert and Ernie talking to kids about homosexuality?

    hmmm I wonder what would happen if I was a drunk chick and elected to go to some tv stars room late at night .. hmmmm I wonder … stupid is as stupid does she got what she deserved and most likely wanted .

    These women coming out in public writing and Selling books are all victims? Its almost a trend at this point. This guy sounds more believable, in this case.

    I know this is a sensitive subject, and i am not taking sides. IF Matt Lauer's accuser's allegations are that he sexually assaulted her in 2014, didn't report it then, and she continued a relationship with him after that, doesn't exactly make her look very credible.

    There were no Americans in that place those 10 are all United States citizens stop lieing on the Americans of the continent

    I'm sure Senator Sanders means well but there Comes A Time in life when you need to Simply sit down, and let someone else do it.

    Fellas, it's time for us to protest this "Me too" crap! Women are lying and costing men their careers and their reputations, and the Men of America are sitting back and tolerating
    IT !" Women aren't Angels born with wings! WOMEN LIE TOO! In most cases the women are accusing men of sexually violated years after the supposed crime. If it took place ten years ago, a woman shouldn't be able to wait 10 years before reporting the incident! What's their repetitious claim, " I was traumatized, and didn't know what to do"? That sounds like something a little girl would say, not a woman in her 30s and Beyond. HYPOCRITES!

    CIA and White House gives money to the Kurd and Free Syrian Army to attack Alassad the legitimate president for a while now. These terrorist forces crested by the U.S. took over the border and are threatening to invade Turkey. This is why they are fighting back good for them I say. And good for Trump for not escalating this war and ending 20 years of military invasion bringing kids back and safe for the holidays. Merri Christmas ya!

    After 20 years of war in Iraq and the Middle East what Trump has done is replaced Erdogan for Saddam Hussein and made Turkey the most powerful and unreliable ally in the region. Throwing away the lives sacrificed to bring "peace" to the region. Putin is Smiling

    Trump is like that employee that knows he’s about to get fire , so we start lashing out and doesn’t care about the damage. My only question is where will he go after his presidency? He has to be one of the most hated man in the world.

    Hello there Lester Holt!
    Please understand transparency that it is biased to state the partial tweet of President Trump.
    Please watch this clip around 2:40 with the screenshot of President Trump tweet.
    There is: (like I have done before).
    The disgusting truth is that the reporter is only stating half the truth and would question you as a righteous reporter.
    I believe that the reporter is misleading the public when he did not mention that President Trump has done it before which means President Trump is guilty of a crime and will do it again based on President Trump tweet, (like I done it before).
    I question the integrity of the reporter.

    Om Mani Pad Me Hung!
    ETN….

    The United States mission is not over and stupid Trump withdraw the American troops without succeeding their mission this Trump knows nothing about war only about making himself rich now what the next president will have to take care all the catastrophic events that Trump did

    This government is proving the point, that America is everything a democracy shouldn't be…little truth to any claims of moral superiority or ethical behavior by anyone.

    I've HAD ANGINA attacks. It's not specifically a HEART attack but clogged vessels leading from or to the heart. A heart attack is a failure of the heart to function as designed, requiring surgery. I know have 5 stents. Another one and maybe I'll get a set of steak knives.

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