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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – September 4, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>TONIGHT BREAKING
NEWS, HURRICANE DORIAN REGAINING STRENGTH AND
CLOSING IN, GEORGIA
AND THE CAROLINAS BRACING FOR IMPACT.
STUNNING NEW IMAGES,
THE MASS DEVASTATION IN THE BAHAMAS,
TONIGHT INSIDE THE
URGENT RESCUE MISSION, SURVIVORS CUT OFF,
DESPERATE FOR AID.
OUR CORRESPONDENT ON THE CHOPPER, THE
FAMILY PULLED TO
SAFETY. IN THE SOUTHEAST THE
STORM THREATENING THE
WORST FLOODS IN 30 YEARS, HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS EVACUATING,
AL ROKER WITH A NEW TRACK.
>>>THE DEEPENING
MYSTERY, NEW IMAGES OF THE DEADLY DIVING BOAT
DISASTER,
INVESTIGATORS HUNTING FOR THE CAUSE.
THE BODIES OF NEARLY
ALL 34 WHO DIED ON BOARD NOW RECOVERED.
>>>NEW ALLEGATIONS OF
A SEXUAL PREDATOR CRISIS AT LYFT.
14 WOMEN FILING A
LAWSUIT, THEIR ATTORNEYS CLAIMING AS
MANY AS A THOUSAND
VICTIMS. THE WARNING THE
DRIVERS MAY STILL BE
ON THE ROAD. >>>OUR SERIES JUSTICE
FOR ALL, MY
EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF
AMERICA’S MASS
INCARCERATION CRISIS, THREE DAYS LIVING
INSIDE THE LARGEST
MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN THE NATION.
>>>JUST IN TONIGHT
THE 911 CALLS AFTER KEVIN HART’S HORRIFIC
CAR CRASH.
>>WE’RE JUST HERE, AND HE CAN’T — HE
CAN’T MOVE.
>>THE DISPATCHER PROMISING AN AMBULANCE
ON THE WAY.
>>>AND GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT TEENS
AND VAPING, SCHOOLS
CRACKING DOWN AS STUDENTS RETURN TO
CLASS.
>>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING. AND THANK YOU FOR
BEING HERE AS WE START
TONIGHT THERE’S LATE WORD FROM THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER THAT
DORIAN IS REGAINING SOME OF ITS INTENSITY.
THE STORM ALSO IN A
PATH THAT FORECASTERS SAY INCREASES THE
CHANCES OF A U.S. LAND
FALL. WE’RE ALSO FOLLOWING A
MASSIVE HUMANITARIAN
RESCUE EFFORT UNDER WAY IN THE BAHAMAS
THAT SUFFERED UNDER
THE STORM’S MOST POWERFUL AND LETHAL
PUNCHES.
OUR TEAM IS POSITIONED ACROSS THE STORM ZONE.
WE BEGIN IN THE
BAHAMAS NOW WITH MORG
MORG
MORGAN CHESKY. >>Reporter: TONIGHT A
DESPERATE RUSH IN THE
BAHAMAS WHERE THOUSANDS ARE STRANDED
ON THE ISLANDS OF
ABACO AND GRAND GRAND BAHAMA RAVAGED
BY RAIN AND STORM
SURGES. >>WE NEED HELP, WE
NEED HELP.
>>Reporter: RELIEF GROUP DESPERATE TO GET
THAT HELP TO THEM.
RESCUE MISSIONS NOW AROUND THE CLOCK BY
BOAT AND FROM THE AIR.
CREWS BRINGING THE INJURY TO SAFETY.
KERRY SANDERS WAS ON A
BLACKHAWK HELICOPTER WITH CUSTOMS AND
BORDER PROTECTIONS AIR
AND MARINE OPERATIONS. >>WE’RE HEADED TO THE
HARDEST HIT AREAS.
>>Reporter: RESCUING PEOPLE IN ABACO WHO
LOST EVERYTHING.
>>DID YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE HERE AFTER
THIS?
>>NO, I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE.
WE DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW
MUCH — WHAT THAT WAS BECAUSE THE TV WENT
OUT.
WHAT WAS IT? >>IT WAS A CATEGORY
5, 220
PLUS-MILES-PER-HOUR. >>IT FELT LIKE HELL.
>>WHAT DO YOU THINK
WHEN YOU LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AT YOUR HOME
AND THE OTHER HOMES?
>>THIS IS THE MOST DEVASTATING THING YOU
CAN IMAGINE.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. IT’S UNBEARABLE.
>>Reporter: COUNTLESS
OTHERS REMAIN STRANDED.
>>IT’S DETERIORATING
FAST. THERE’S A LOT OF
PEOPLE MISSING.
>>Reporter: MORE THAN 13,000 HOMES IN ABACO
WERE DESTROYED.
>>IT WAS JUST WORSE THAN ANYTHING I COULD
HAVE IMAGINED.
>>Reporter: IN NEIGHBORING GRAND
BAHAMA A SIMILAR
SCENE. THE AIRPORT THERE
COMPLETELY UNWATER
MAKING IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR MEDICAL
HELP AND SUPPLIES TO
GET IN. >>IT’S GOING TO BE A
LONG ROAD AND THERE’S
NOTHING TO GO IN AND PATCH UP.
IT HAS TO BE A FULL
REBUILD OF THE COMMUNITIES.
>>Reporter: DORIAN’S
AFTER MATH LEAVING ENTIRE TOWNS IN RUINS
ON ISLANDS NOW
UNRECOGNIZABLE. MORGAN CHESKY NBC
NEWS, NASSAU.
>>Reporter: I’M KRISTEN DAHLGREN,
HURRICANE DORIAN
LASHING THE SOUTHEAST, BARRELLED UP THE
COAST, BRINGING
TORRENTIAL RAIN, FIERCE WINDS, AND SO
MUCH WATER FROM
FLORIDA TO THE CAROLINAS.
AS DORIAN MOVES AWAY
FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA, THE STORM SURGE IS
STILL POSING A THREAT.
YOU CAN SEE THIS WATER RISING BEHIND ME.
THIS HAS ENTIRELY
DISAPPEARED. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A
SENSE OF HOW POWERFUL
THE WAVES ARE. TAKE A LOOK THAT WIND
RIPPING OFF THE PIER
THAT IS FLOODING. THIS ISLAND MAY BE
ENTIRELY CUT OFF FROM
SAVANNAH. WE’RE SEEING SIMILAR
CONDITIONS HERE IN
SOUTH CAROLINA, THE WATER GETTING
DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO
THESE HOMES. THIS USED TO BE A
SANDY BEACH, NOW JUST
WATER. AND CONDITIONS ARE
ONLY EXPECTED TO GET
WORSE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
>>Reporter: IN NORTH
CAROLINA, THEY KNOW WHAT’S COMING.
>>YOU’LL SEE
SIGNIFICANT FLOODING. >>Reporter: THE OUTER
BANKS UNDER A
HURRICANE WARNING AND MANDATORY EVACUATION.
OFFICIALS WORRY THE
ONLY ROAD WILL BE UNDER WATER LEAVING
THOSE WHO STAY TRAPPED
AND CUT OFF FOR DAYS. >>WE’RE GOING TO LOSE
ELECTRICITY.
THE ROADS ARE GOING TO FLOOD.
A LOT OF THE BARRIERS
ARE GOING TO BE IMPASSABLE.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
PARTS OF THE OUTER BANK LOOK LIKE A GHOST
TOWN, RESIDENTS AND
TOURISTS HEADING FOR HIGHER GROUND.
AND FOR THOSE WHO
CHOOSE TO STAY, OFFICIALS HAVE A
WARNING.
>>IF YOU CAN’T GET OUT AND SOMETHING
HAPPENS TO YOU, UNTIL
THE WEATHER STOPS IT COULD BE A WHILE
BEFORE WE’RE ABLE TO
GET TO YOU AT ALL. >>Reporter: AS YOU
CAN SEE THE BEACH IS
EMPTY. WE’RE ALREADY SEEING
THE SKIES DARKEN A BIT
AND THE WIND AND WAVES BEGINNING TO PICK UP.
BUT THINGS EXPECTED TO
GET MUCH, MUCH WORSE AS WE GO THROUGH THE
NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.
LESTER. >>>ALL RIGHT.
KRISTEN DAHLGREN,
THANKS. LET’S BRING IN AL
ROKER FOR THE LATEST
ON THE PATH OF THE STORM.
AL, WHERE IS IT HEADED
AND WHEN? >>IT IS HEADED UP THE
EAST COAST.
WE ARE LOOKING AT IT STRENGTHENING, A VERY
STRONG CATEGORY 2 WITH
110-MILES-PER-HOUR MOVING
NORTH-NORTHWEST.
AT EIGHT-MILES-PER-HOUR.
HERE’S THE TRACK OF
THE STORM. MAKES ITS WAY ACROSS
CHARLESTON THURSDAY
AFTERNOON, MAY MAKE LAND FALL IN
WILMINGTON.
BUT MAKES ITS WAY BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON, IT
MOVES AWAY AND OFF
INTO THE ATLANTIC. IMPACT, CHARLESTON,
TOMORROW MORNING, 50
TO 90-MILES-PER-HOUR WINDS, FOUR TO SEVEN
FEET OF STORM SURGE, 8
TO 15 INCH OF RAIN. WILMINGTON UP TO
95-MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS
UPWARDS OF 15 INCHES OF RAIN.
NORFOLK FRIDAY 30 TO
65-MILES-PER-HOUR WINDS.
WITH WINDS THAT EXTEND
OUT 195 MILES, NOT JUST THE COAST HAS TO
WORRY BUT FOLKS INLAND
AS WELL. >>>LET’S TURN NOW TO
THE DEADLY BOAT FIRE
IN CALIFORNIA WHERE TONIGHT INVESTIGATORS
HAVE RECOVERED ALL BUT
ONE OF THE 34 VICTIMS AS THEY WORK TO
UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THE
PASSENGERS BECAME TRAPPED.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS
THE LATEST. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
THE FBI’S DIVE TEAM
RETURNING TO THE SCENE, HOPING TO HELP
PINPOINT THE CAUSE OF
THE FIRE THAT KILLED 34 PEOPLE.
THE CONCEPTION SINKING
TO THE SEA FLOOR MAY SOON BE BROUGHT TO
SHORE.
>>WE WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED SO WE CAN TRY
TO PREVENT THIS FROM
HAPPENING AGAIN. >>Reporter: AFTER
INTERVIEWING THE FIVE
SURVIVING CREW MEMBERS, THE COAST
GUARD AND NTSB BOARDED
THE VISION, EXAMINING THE LAY OUT OF ITS
SLEEPING QUARTERS
SIMILAR TO THE CONCEPTION,
INVESTIGATORS FINDING
IT DIFFICULT TO ESCAPE THROUGH THE EMERGENCY
HATCH.
>>I DID HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT PASSENGER
EGRESS.
>>NOT ENOUGH OR NOT BIG ENOUGH?
>>MY CONCERNS WERE
WHETHER THE PASSENGERS COULD GET OUT.
>>Reporter: AFTER THE
EXPLOSIVE FIRE TORCHED THE 75 FOOT DIVE BOAT,
ALL BUT ONE VICTIMS
HAVE BEEN RECOVERED AT SEA, AMONG THEM A DIVE
INSTRUCTOR, A PHYSICS
TEACHER, A FAMILY OF FIVE INCLUDING THREE
SISTERS.
>>THEY’RE JUST BEAUTIFUL, SPECIAL.
THEY DID EVERYTHING
RIGHT. I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT A
TRAGEDY AT SEA AND AN OCEAN OF HEARTBREAK
FOR SO MANY FAMILIES.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, SANTA BARBARA.
>>>ANOTHER STORY
WE’RE WATCHING, RIDE SHARE GIANT LYFT
ACCUSED IN A NEW
LAWSUIT OF HAVING A SEXUAL PREDATOR
CRISIS, ATTORNEYS
CLAIMING THERE ARE AS MANY AS A THOUSAND
POTENTIAL VICTIMS AND
WARNING SOME OF THE ACCUSED DRIVERS MAY
STILL BE ON THE ROAD.
HERE’S TOM COSTELLO. >>I STARTED BEGGING
HIM, PLEASE TAKE ME
BACK HOME. I PROMISE I WON’T
REPORT IT TO THE
POLICE. >>Reporter: IT
STARTED AFTER HER LYFT
DRIVER ALLEGEDLY HIGH ON DRUGS GRABBED HER
PHONE.
THEN FOR FIVE HOURS GLADDIS SAYS HE KEPT
HER IN THE CAR BEFORE
PULLING INTO A DESSERTED BEACH.
>>HE SEXUALLY
ASSAULTED ME. >>Reporter: KIM SAYS
A LYFT DRIVER ATTACKED
HER IN SALT LAKE CITY. >>HE REACHED OVER AND
GRABBED ME AROUND MY
NECK FORCEFULLY AND TRIED TO KISS ME.
>>Reporter: BOTH
WOMEN ARE AMONG 14 WHO TODAY FILED SUIT
AGAINST LYFT ALLEGING
THEY WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OR RAPED BY
THEIR DRIVERS WHO MAY
STILL BE DRIVING, THEIR ATTORNEYS
FILING A MASS ACTION
SUIT PREDICTING AT LEAST A THOUSAND
POTENTIAL VICTIMS
ACROSS THE COUNTRY. >>FOR EVERY REPORT OF
ONE RAPE THERE’S THREE
OR FOUR OTHERS THAT OCCUR, SO YOU CAN DO
THE MATH.
>>Reporter: IN RECENT MONTHS, THIS HAS
TRENDED ON TWITTER.
THE SUIT ALLEGES LYFT’S MOBILE APP IS
NEGLECT, THAT IT
SHOULD CONSTANTLY MONITOR RIDES, RECORD
VIDEO AND AUDIO OF
EACH TRIP, SEND ALERTS WHEN A DRIVER VEERS
OFF COURSE, AND BAN
DRIVERS WHO TURN OFF THE APP MID-DRIVE.
IN A STATEMENT THE
COMPANY SAYS WHAT THE VICTIMS DESCRIBE IS
TERRIFYING AND HAS NO
PLACE IN THE LYFT COMMUNITY,
ADDING LYFT IS
DESIGNING POLICIES TO KEEP OUT BAD ACTORS,
MAKE DRIVERS AND
RIDERS FEEL SAFE. THEY’RE ALSO RULING
OUT AN EMERGENCY PANIC
BUTTON PROVIDING FAST ACCESS TO 911.
LESTER.
>>TOM COSTELLO, THANKS.
>>>TONIGHT WITH
RISING HEALTH CONCERNS OVER TEENS AND VAPING,
MUCH MITCH HAS BECOME
THE FIRST STATE TO BAN THE SALE OF MOST
FLAVORED eCIGARETTES.
TONIGHT WE SHOW YOU HOW SCHOOLS ACROSS THE
NATION ARE CRACKING
DOWN HARD AS STUDENTS GET BACK TO CLASS.
HERE’S NBC’S ANNE
THOMPSON. >>Reporter: THEY ARE
BACK TO SCHOOL IN
JONATHAN LAW HIGH AND BACK TO LOCKED
BATHROOMS.
PRINCIPAL FRAN THOMPSON SHOWING US
ONE OF THE FOUR
FACILITIES OFF LIMITS TO STUDENTS TO STEM
WHAT HE CALLS THE
EPIDEMIC OF VAPING. >>IN THE GIRLS ROOM
LIKE THIS, THEY WOULD
LITERALLY — I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SAYING
THIS — THEY WOULD
LITERALLY SET UP BLANKETS.
IT WOULD BE LIKE A
LITTLE TENT CITY WHERE THEY WOULD JUST HANG
OUT IN THE BATHROOM.
>>Reporter: TEACHERS MONITORED THE OTHER
FOUR BATHROOMS SIGNING
KIDS IN AND OUT. >>AND YOU THINK IT’S
MADE A DIFFERENCE?
>>I THINK IT’S MADE A DIFFERENCE IN
MONITORING WHERE THE
KIDS ARE, THE TEACHERS — THE KIDS
AREN’T GOING FOR 20
MINUTES OUT OF CLASS. SO, THAT’S HELPED.
DO I THINK IT’S CUT
DOWN ON THE VAPING? I DON’T KNOW.
>>Reporter: IT’S A
NATIONWIDE PROBLEM. IN TEXAS SOME SCHOOLS
MAKE KIDS ROLL UP
THEIR LONG SLEEVES SO THEY CAN’T HIDE THE
DEVICES.
IN FEBRUARY, NEBRASKA THEY ARE RANDOMLY
TESTING STUDENTS IN
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR
NICOTINE.
THERE ARE VAPE SENSORS IN ILLINOIS AND NEW
JERSEY BATHROOMS.
>>LUNGS HAVE COLLAPSED.
>>Reporter: BACK IN
CONNECTICUT, THESE STUDENTS DON’T VAPE,
BUT THEY KNOW WHO
DOES. >>IT SOUNDS LIKE A
SMOKER’S COUGH.
>>YEAH. >>IT’S DISGUSTING.
>>YEAH.
>>IT’S DISGUSTING. >>THEY’RE AT PRACTICE
WHEEZING.
EVERYONE IS DOING LAPS.
>>Reporter: WHAT WAS
ONCE HIGH SCHOOL COOL NOW WITH AN
INCREASINGLY HIGH
COST. ANNE THOMPSON, NBC
NEWS, MILFORD,
CONNECTICUT. >>>TONIGHT WE TAKE
YOU ON AN
EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY INSIDE GROUND ZERO OF
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
REFORM IN AMERICA, A MAXIMUM SECURITY
PRISON WHERE I WAS
EMBEDDED FOR THREE DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS
EXPLORING THE LINE
BETWEEN PUNISHMENT AND REHABILITATION AND
WHAT IS JUSTICE FOR
ALL. IT’S CALLED MASS
INCARCERATION AND IT’S
A UNIQUELY AMERICAN CRISIS.
TO BETTER UNDERSTAND
IT, I WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE LARGEST MAXIMUM
SECURITY PRISON IN THE
COUNTRY AS A PRISONER WOULD BE.
AT LEAST THE FIRST
TIMERS, DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE ANY IDEA
WHAT LIFE THEY’RE
ABOUT TO GO INTO? >>NO, THEY FIND OUT
IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT
ONCE THEY GET BEHIND ANGOLA.
IT’S TOTALLY
DIFFERENT. >>ANGOLA, OR
LOUISIANA STATE
PENITENTIARY, SAY FORMER SLAVE
PLANTATION.
I SPENT THREE DAYS HERE.
ON THE INSIDE, MY
ACCESS WAS VIRTUALLY UNRESTRICTED, AND AT
TIMES I WAS NOT IN THE
IMMEDIATE SIGHT OF OFFICERS.
VERY FEW OF THE
ROUGHLY 6,000 INMATES HERE LIVE BEHIND BARS
AS WE TRADITIONALLY
THINK OF PRISONS. IN FACT, MOST OF THEM,
ABOUT 80%, LIVE IN
OPEN DORMS LIKE THIS, BUNK BEDS LIKE YOU
WOULD SEE IN A
BARRACKS. >>WE’RE GOING TO GO
DOWN THE TIER HERE.
>>Reporter: BUT FOR SECURITY REASONS I
WON’T BE STAYING IN A
DORM. INSTEAD I’M BROUGHT TO
THIS CELL BLOCK,
RESERVED FOR HIGH-RISK OFFENDERS, IN MY CASE,
A HIGH-PROFILE GUEST.
>>SO, 11. GO IN THERE, PLEASE.
GO AHEAD AND CLOSE.
>>Reporter: AS JOURNALISTS WE KNOW
THAT TO GET TO THE
HEART OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO GET INSIDE IT.
THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO
SOMETHING, THE MORE IS REVEALED TO YOU.
THE MEN ON MY TIER ARE
LOCKED IN THEIR CELLS 23 HOURS A DAY, LIKE
MY NEIGHBOR WILLIAM
CURTIS, A CONVICTED MURDERER SENTENCED TO
LIFE.
HE TOLD ME HE TRIED TO ESCAPE.
HOW FAR DID YOU GET?
>>NOT VERY. >>Reporter: IN 2017
LOUISIANA LAWMAKERS
PASSED BIPARTISAN REFORMS WHICH REDUCED
ITS NONVIOLENT
PRISONER POPULATION. >>LOUISIANA SAY
POSTER CHILD FOR WHY
THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO MAKE CHANGES.
>>Reporter: THE
MAJORITY HERE COMMITTED VIOLENT
CRIMES.
I WAS A LOT DIFFERENT AT 17 THAN I AM AT 60
NOW, BUT I STILL KNEW
RIGHT FROM WRONG. >>I WAS 17 YEARS OLD
WHEN I TOOK THE LIFE
OF CARNELL. >>Reporter: THIS MAN
WAS CONVICTED OF
SECOND DEGREE MURDER WHEN HE WAS 17 AND IS
SERVING A LIFE
SENTENCE WITHOUT PAROLE.
>>I DON’T DESERVE
SYMPATHY. >>YOU DON’T DESERVE
SYMPATHY?
>>NO. I DON’T DESERVE A
SECOND CHANCE.
>>Reporter: ONE THING I WITNESSED OVER AND
OVER, THE SEARCH FOR
HOPE AND VALIDATION. >>I JUST KNEW I HAD
TO DO SOMETHING
DIFFERENT THAN JUST DO TIME AND DIE IN
PRISON.
>>Reporter: DALTON, SERVING 60 YEARS FOR
MANSLAUGHTER FOUND HIS
HOPE IN A BIBLE COLLEGE PROGRAM.
EVERYBODY STAYS BUSY.
EVERYBODY HAS A JOB OR OCCUPATION.
>>YEAH.
IF YOU’RE ON THIS YARD, YOU HAVE A JOB.
>>Reporter: THE
PRISON OFFERS OVER A DOZEN VOCATIONAL
PROGRAMS LIKE AUTO
REPAIR. OFFICIALS SAY
REHABILITATION
PROGRAMS LIKE THESE AND NOT SIMPLY
PUNISHMENT IS THE
ANSWER TO MAKING THINGS SAFER FOR
EVERYONE.
>>TO GIVE A PERSON A LIFE SENTENCE AND SAY
YOU’RE NOT WORTHY OF
REHABILITATION, THAT’S WHERE WE GET IT WRONG.
>>Reporter: YOU’RE
SAYING IF WE TAKE HOPE OUT OF THE EQUATION,
THAT’S WHERE WE GET IN
TROUBLE. >>IF YOU TAKE HOPE
OUT OF THE EQUATION,
THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF TROUBLE.
>>Reporter: THERE’S A
LOT MORE FROM INSIDE ANGOLA ON A SPECIAL
ONE-HOUR “LATELINE”
FRIDAY AT 10:00/9:00 CENTRAL AND ON SUNDAY
I MODERATE A TOWN HALL
FROM INSIDE A STATE PRISON ON MSNBC.
>>>THERE’S MORE HERE
TONIGHT INCLUDING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
BOMBSHELLS, HOW USC
OFFICIALS KEPT TRACK OF BIG DONATIONS,
SOMETIMES MILLIONS, BY
APPLICANTS FAMILIES. >>>AND 911 CALLS
AFTER THE CAR CRASH
INVOLVING KEVIN HART. >>>AND WE SPEAK WITH
A WOMAN WHO FOUND A
>>>ALL RIGHT. NEXT TONIGHT THE NEW
TWIST IN THE COLLEGE
ADMISSIONS SCANDAL. EMAILS REPORTED TO
SHOW THE BIG ROLE
DONATIONS PARENTS PLAYED IN ADMISSIONS
FOR THE SCHOOL AT THE
CENTER OF THE UPROAR. HERE’S JOE FRYER.
>>Reporter: THE
COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL IS SHINING A
NEW LIGHT ON THE
ADMISSIONS PROCESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, A
COURT FILING REVEALS E MALLS BETWEEN USC
OFFICIALS SHOWING HOW
THEY TRACKED APPLICANTS AND
SPREADSHEETS SENT BY
AN OFFICIAL, SOME APPLICANTS WERE
LABELLED VIP WITH
COMMENTS LIKE DONOR, POTENTIAL DONOR, 1 MIL
PLEDGE, 2 MIL PLEDGE,
DAD WELL KNOWN ORTHO SURGEON.
ZANGRILLO’S ATTORNEYS
WERE TRYING TO GET DOCUMENTS FROM USC,
BUT UNIVERSITY
OFFICIALS WERE KEENLY AWARE THAT APPLICANTS
DID NOT HAVE TO BE
ADMITTED BASED ON MERIT.
RESPONDING IN A
STATEMENT, USC CALLS THE FILING ILLEGAL TO
DIVERT ATTENTION FROM
THE CRIMINAL FRAUD FOR WHICH HE HAS BEEN
INDICTED ADDING NO
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL HAS THE
AUTHORITY TO COMPEL
ADMISSIONS DECISIONS. STEVEN MERCER IS A
COLLEGE APPLICATION
CONSULTANT WHO USED TO WORK IN USC’S
ADMISSIONS OFFICE.
>>THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SEE THE WORDS VIP
AND THINK THE SYSTEM
IS RIGGED. IS IT RIGGED?
>>THE UNIVERSITIES
TRY TO KEEP THEIR DONORS FEELING LIKE
THEY’RE BEING ATTENDED
TO. BUT I DON’T SEE
UNIVERSITIES BENDING
SO MUCH THAT THEY’RE GOING TO RUIN THEIR
REPUTATIONS.
>>Reporter: BUT THE SCANDAL IS RAISING
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
ROLE OF MONEY IN ADMISSIONS.
JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS.
>>>UP NEXT TONIGHT, AN ARREST AFTER THE
DEATH OF A MUSIC STAR.
>>>AND THE NEW 911 >>>BACK NOW WITH THE
NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE
DEATH OF A MUSIC STAR. PROSECUTORS HAVE
CHARGED MAC MILLER’S
ALLEGED DRUG DEALER WITH SUPPLYING MILLER
COUNTERFEIT OXYCODON
PILLS CONTAINING FENTANYL.
MILLER WAS FOUND DEAD
FROM AN ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE NEARLY A YEAR
AGO.
>>>PLEAS FOR HELP INVOLVING KEVIN HART
HEARD IN NEWLY
REVEALED 911 CALLS. WE GET DETAILS FROM
STEPHANIE GOSK.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE EMERGENCY CALLS
MADE BY A BYSTANDER
AFTER KEVIN HART’S 1970 PLYMOUTH KARINED
OFF THE SIDE OF THE
ROAD IN LOS ANGELES LATE AT NIGHT.
>>THE AMBULANCE IS ON
THE WAY. YOU GUYS OKAY IN
THERE?
STAY CALM. >>Reporter: AT THE
TIME, TWO PEOPLE WERE
IN THE MANGLED CAR. >>YEAH, THE ROOF IS
CRUSHED AND THE CAR IS
PRETTY TOTALLED. THE DOOR IS SMASHED
IN.
>>Reporter: HART WHO POLICE SAY WAS A
PASSENGER GOT OUT ON
HIS OWN. A WOMAN WHO IDENTIFIES
HERSELF AS HIS WIFE
MAKES THIS CALL AT 2:15 FROM A NEARBY
HOME.
>>HE’S NOT COHERENT AT ALL.
>>IS HE BREATHING?
>>YES, HE’S BREATHING.
>>DID HE GO TO THE
HOSPITAL OR — >>NO, NO, NO
TREATMENT AT ALL.
WE’RE JUST HERE. HE CAN’T MOVE.
>>Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT OF HART’S PRODUCTION COMPANY
SAID THE ACTOR
UNDERWENT BACK SURGERY AND IS EXPECTED TO
FULLY RECOVER.
IN THE MEANTIME, HART’S FRIEND DWAYNE
THE ROCK JOHNSON
FILLED IN FOR HIM ON KELLY CLARKSON’S NEW
SHOW.
>>MY FIRST GUEST TODAY WAS SUPPOSED TO
BE KEVIN HART.
SO, YEAH, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW KEVIN WAS
SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A
CAR ACCIDENT. >>Reporter:
AUTHORITIES SAY
ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR BUT ARE LOOKING
INTO WHETHER OR NOT
HIGH SPEED MAY HAVE BEEN TO BLAME.
STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC
NEWS. >>>UP NEXT TONIGHT,
>>>IT WAS A SURPRISE OF HER LIFE, A WOMAN
RESPONDING TO CRIES
AND FINDING A HEALTHY BABY GIRL JUST FIVE
HOURS OLD LEFT AT HER
FRONT DOOR. HERE’S REHEMA ELLIS.
>>Reporter: THIS IS
THE CRY THAT GOT FREDA’S ATTENTION IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT. >>THE BABY WAS INSIDE
HERE LIKE THIS.
>>Reporter: ON THE STEPS OF HER GEORGIA
HOME, A NEWBORN BABY
GIRL. FREDA STUNNED, CALLED
911.
>>SHE JUST DELIVERED THE BABY.
I’VE NEVER SEEN
ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.
>>MA’AM, WHAT IS YOUR
LOCATION? >>Reporter:
AUTHORITIES SAY THE
ABANDONED BABY WAS ONLY FIVE HOURS OLD,
WRAPPED IN A TOWEL,
THE UMBILICAL CORD STILL ATTACHED.
>>I TOOK THE TOWEL
OFF THE BABY’S FACE AND OPENED IT UP.
BUT THE WHOLE TOWEL,
AND THE BABY DIDN’T HAVE NOTHING ON.
>>Reporter: LATE
TODAY, POLICE ARRESTED THE BABY’S MOTHER
CHARGING HER WITH
RECKLESS CONDUCT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN
AVOIDED.
GEORGIA HAS A LAW ALLOWING A MOTHER TO
LEAVE A BABY AT A SAFE
PLACE LIKE A POLICE STATION WITHOUT FACING
CRIMINAL CHARGES.
FREDA BELIEVES DIVINE INTERVENTION PLACED
THE BABY ON HER
DOORSTEP BECAUSE HER DAUGHTER WANTS TO
ADOPT.
>>MAYBE GOD WILL BLESS US WITH A LITTLE
CHILD.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT WHAT STARTED AS A CRY
FOR HELP COULD BE WHAT
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT SOUNDS LIKE.
REHEMA ELLIS, NBC
NEWS. >>>AND THAT IS “NBC
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