Sam is a healthy, rambunctious 18 month old. But he almost wasn't born... Because of the results his mom got on an early DNA screening test. It's a complicated story that speaks to the limitations of advances in testing technology. Hope you'll watch it tonight on Nightly News.
Thursday 21st of May 2015 01:28:13 PM
"If we only offer testing to women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, we'll miss half the women with mutations" Dr. Mary-Claire King, who first discovered the infamous BRCA 1 gene linked to increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Our Nightly News piece tonight, part 2 of a series: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-genetic-tests-can-reveal-a-hidden-family-history-of-cancer-448472131848" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-genetic-tests-can-reveal-a-hidden-family-history-of-cancer-448472131848</a>
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Wednesday 20th of May 2015 08:57:46 PM
Here's a link to last night's story about women being tested to find out their risk for cancer. Tonight- we explore whether these kinds of tests should be available to ALL women... even if they have no obvious family history. New companies are offering cheaper, easier-to-access tests. What are the downsides? <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/the-brave-new-world-of-genetic-testing-447864899548" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/the-brave-new-world-of-genetic-testing-447864899548</a>
The Brave New World of Genetic Testing - NBC News
NBC's Kate Snow talks to two women who turn to genetic testing to learn if they're at risk for certain cancers.
Wednesday 20th of May 2015 04:12:58 PM
Genetic testing can now identify some 5,000 different health risks. But would you want to know? And what if the results aren't black and white... But grey? Tonight we begin exploring the topic on Nightly News. We followed Marcela Velez and Lori Heid as they met with a genetic counselor to go over their results. Both women have mothers who've had breast cancer. Both were tested for BRCA 1, BRCA 2 and other gene mutations linked to increased risk for cancers.
Tuesday 19th of May 2015 06:00:17 PM
I had no idea my friend Carlos Lejnieks even knew Yogi Berra! Turns out, he is a mentor to Carlos (who runs Big Brothers Big Sisters in Newark). Terrific story. <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/yogi-berras-best-yogi-ism-was-a-profound-act-of-kindness-1431387000" target="_blank">http://www.wsj.com/articles/yogi-berras-best-yogi-ism-was-a-profound-act-of-kindness-1431387000</a>
Wednesday 13th of May 2015 09:01:51 AM
Last night was really something special. I had the honor of hosting the Lifesavers Gala for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. My husband and sisters in law were there too. Emotional and inspiring evening.
Thursday 7th of May 2015 09:27:48 AM
A sea of blue. My discussion with seven officers and sergeants from around the US this morning... <a href="http://www.today.com/news/police-around-country-speak-about-tensions-streets-t18161" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/news/police-around-country-speak-about-tensions-streets-t18161</a>
Police from around the US speak candidly about tensions on streets
Seven police officers and sergeants from across the country sit down with NBC's Kate Snow to describe what it's like to walk the streets in their shoes.
Wednesday 29th of April 2015 09:16:18 AM
I'm so pleased to share this news. One of the moms we profiled in our Dateline report "On the Brink" about young adults with autism who "age out" of the education system was asked to go to Washington and speak on Capitol Hill. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brink-hill-mom-autism-awareness-advocates-journey-n347956" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brink-hill-mom-autism-awareness-advocates-journey-n347956</a>
Autism Awareness Advocate's Journey From 'On the Brink' to on the Hill
Mary Clancy is not a lawmaker or a policy wonk or a professor. So when the office of Congressman Mike Doyle, a Pennsylvania Democrat, called last week and as...
Friday 24th of April 2015 09:51:19 PM
All of our series on transgender kids can be found on this page: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids</a>
Thursday 23rd of April 2015 09:50:53 AM
Transgender model Geena Rocero and Dr. Michelle Forcier, a pediatrician who runs a clinic for transgender kids, joined us on Today to field many of the questions that have come up. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/57278463" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/57278463</a>
Thursday 23rd of April 2015 09:49:32 AM
Here is Malisa's story from this morning's Today Show.
<a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/57278463" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/57278463</a>
Thursday 23rd of April 2015 09:47:08 AM
Congressman Honda posted this on his FB page:
"The NBC Nightly News segment on Malisa and our family was truly touching. When the cameras go away, it's still about the basic respect and dignity all of us deserve. Our goal has been--and will continue to be--creating a better society for people like Malisa, pushing back against the bullying, and supporting the families and friends who are learning and coping with the challenges faced daily by transgender people. #ProudJichan"
More on the Today Show this morning
Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:42:54 AM
On Nightly News coming up- Malisa's story. She is transgender and 8 years old. And her grandpa is the reason we know her story.
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 06:29:02 PM
The Washington Post has written about Jacob and our series. <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/04/22/bruce-jenner-jacob-lemay-and-what-it-means-to-be-transgender/" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/04/22/bruce-jenner-jacob-lemay-and-what-it-means-to-be-transgender/</a>
Bruce Jenner, Jacob Lemay and what it means to be transgender
Their revelation can only help to further our collective understanding of what it means to be transgender.
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 04:15:17 PM
What if the child you thought of as a daughter started insisting she was your son? Our full Today Show story from this morning. <a href="http://www.today.com/health/transgender-kids-mother-5-year-old-explains-her-decision-t16716" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/transgender-kids-mother-5-year-old-explains-her-decision-t16716</a>
Jacob's journey from girl to boy: Mom of 5-year-old explains decision
What would you do if the child you knew as a daughter insisted she wanted to live as a boy? Would it matter how old she was?
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:27:31 AM
Malisa is 8 years old. She loves gymnastics, playing video games with her brothers and her gold sparkle boots! She is also transgender. We learned about her story when her grandpa sent a tweet. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids/transgender-8-year-old-makes-grandpa-congressman-mike-honda-proud-n345731" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids/transgender-8-year-old-makes-grandpa-congressman-mike-honda-proud-n345731</a>
Congressman Mike Honda's Transgender Granddaughter Makes Him Proud
When California Congressman Mike Honda tweeted a photo of himself on Twitter back in February, grinning next to his beautiful 8-year-old granddaughter Malisa...
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 08:08:22 AM
Thanks for so many interesting comments and messages about our series on Transgender Kids. I'm afraid there are too many to answer each person individually right now but I will try later. We are telling more of Jacob's story on the Today Show in the 7:30 half hour and then I'll have another story tonight on Nightly News.
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 06:45:13 AM
We've put up a slideshow of Jacob's journey. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids/jacob-lives-life-transgender-child-n345296" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids/jacob-lives-life-transgender-child-n345296</a>
Jacob Lemay Lives Life as Transgender Child
Jacob Lemay started life as Mia, but his parents let him transition to a boy last summer after getting the advice of professionals.
Tuesday 21st of April 2015 09:46:22 AM
I wrote about meeting Jacob in his bedroom, where he showed me all his stuffed animals lined up. Just like any 5 year old.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/jacobs-journey-life-transgender-5-year-old-n345131" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/jacobs-journey-life-transgender-5-year-old-n345131</a>
Jacob's Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old
When Jacob Lemay invites you into his bedroom, he wants to give the full tour. He'll show you his books, the planets and stars on the wall, his bunk bed and ...
Tuesday 21st of April 2015 07:42:26 AM
Five year old Jacob Lemay loves karate, dogs, space and his sisters. He is also transgender. His parents talk openly and frankly about a sometimes difficult journey and making the decision to help Jacob transition at age 4. This is the first of our digital pieces. https://www.facebook.com/nbcnightlynews/videos/vb.114288853688/10153302463423689/?type=2&theater
NBC Nightly News
When Mimi and Joe Lemay’s baby was born in 2010, they heard the three words every parent waits to hear: “It’s a girl.” But by age two, their child was saying “I’m a boy.” Mimi hoped this “obsession with being a boy would go away,” but it only grew stronger. Now, in a rare and candid interview, they share in their own words why they decided to let their five-year-old transgender son Jacob transition and live publicly as a boy.
NBC’s Kate Snow will have more on Transgender Kids beginning Tuesday night on Nightly News.
Monday 20th of April 2015 09:15:31 PM
I've spent the day on a series of stories about being transgender. Specifically we're looking at children who make the transition to a different gender at a young age. It has been a fascinating learning experience. I'll be posting much more in this space over the coming days. Hope you'll tune in or check out our work on the website.
Monday 20th of April 2015 04:52:59 PM
Reflecting and remembering on 20 years ago. Thank you to the good people of Oklahoma City who shared their stories with us. More on Nightly News tonight.
Friday 17th of April 2015 05:59:47 PM
Getting ready to talk to On Point on NPR about our Dateline special that aired Sunday, in which we followed two families who have sons with #autism as they turned 21. On Point airs live on many NPR stations or listen live here: <a href="http://t.co/fQeigDmVkH" target="_blank">http://t.co/fQeigDmVkH</a> <a href="http://t.co/fQeigDmVkH" target="_blank">http://t.co/fQeigDmVkH</a> We'll be taking listener calls too. Hope you'll join in.
Thursday 16th of April 2015 09:57:12 AM
After our Dateline hour, some have asked for information about Eric Sadowsky's art (and other artists in the program). Contact email@example.com. Website: <a href="http://www.purevisionarts.org/artists/eric-sadowsky/" target="_blank">http://www.purevisionarts.org/artists/eric-sadowsky/</a>
Monday 13th of April 2015 12:25:40 PM
ICYMI Here is a link to the full Dateline hour on autism and people aging out of the education system. <a href="http://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/dateline-april-12-2015/2857335?onid=146591" target="_blank">http://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/dateline-april-12-2015/2857335?onid=146591</a>
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Monday 13th of April 2015 08:04:27 AM
I realize we haven't aired on the west coast yet (in 20 minutes!) but I want to take a moment to thank you all for so many comments regarding our Dateline hour on autism tonight. We knew there were thousands and thousands of stories out there but it is incredible to hear them all pouring in. We certainly know there are programs that are working (and we have done many stories about exceptional programs and job opportunities). I'm happy to see people writing in about them. But we also thought it was important to show what the deficiencies may be and what it was truly like for 2 real families. We simply watched their lives for 3 years. Thanks for all the support. As Mary Clancy says in the hour, she really hopes parents can unite and join their voices. The full hour will be up online tomorrow and I will post the link here if you missed it.
Sunday 12th of April 2015 09:42:28 PM
I will be tweeting during this hour of Dateline. Will try to post here too. We welcome your thoughts and reactions!
Sunday 12th of April 2015 07:00:13 PM
Here are some photos of our time with Eric and Nick's families. Our Dateline cameras were with them on and off over 3 years. I want to thank them for sharing so much of their lives with us (and not getting sick of us!). It was truly my pleasure to get to know these remarkable young men and their families.
Sunday 12th of April 2015 05:51:36 PM
"You don't outgrow autism" Here's the full article that just posted on our NBCnews.com site. Hope you'll tune in tonight at 7p/ 6pCT.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/you-dont-outgrow-autism-what-happens-when-help-ends-21-n340066" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/you-dont-outgrow-autism-what-happens-when-help-ends-21-n340066</a>
'You Don't Outgrow Autism': What Happens When Help Ends at 21?
Nickolas Kubicsko and his family were about to take their first family vacation in seven years.There was no question where they'd go: The Happiest Place on E...
Sunday 12th of April 2015 03:21:29 PM
Here's a preview of our hour airing on Dateline tomorrow night. Hope you'll watch. Have a great weekend!
PREVIEW: On the Brink - NBC News
Over a three-year period, Dateline chronicles the raw and emotional journeys of two New York-based young adults with autism and their families, as they transition from graduation to adulthood and make a leap towards an uncertain future. NBC News National Correspondent Kate Snow interviews two mother…
Saturday 11th of April 2015 04:40:34 PM
Our Nightly News piece tonight, previewing the full hour Sunday at 7pm ET/6pm CT. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/what-families-face-when-children-with-autism-enter-adulthood-426412611907" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/what-families-face-when-children-with-autism-enter-adulthood-426412611907</a>
What Families Face When Children with Autism Enter Adulthood - NBC News
Children diagnosed with autism receive services through the age of 21, but what happens when they grow up and still need support?
Friday 10th of April 2015 08:41:45 PM
Lester and I try to grab coffee every once in a while.
My colleague Kate Snow reports on a dilemma facing parents of adult children with autism this Sunday evening at 7/6c on Dateline NBC We have a preview tonight on NBC Nightly News Kate and I chatted about it.
Here's Kate's piece in case you missed it: http://nbcnews.to/1I0wG0P
Friday 10th of April 2015 06:01:13 PM
This is Eric. He was diagnosed with autism at 3. We followed his mother Mary and their family as Eric graduated at 21 and left school. Our preview of the Dateline hour will air at 8am this morning.
Friday 10th of April 2015 06:15:38 AM
We probably all know someone with autism. 1 in 68 kids are now diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder. But what happens when they grow up? Over 3 years, producer Marjorie McAfee and a team of us at Dateline have been following 2 families with sons who were about to turn 21. That's when people with disabilities "age out" of the education system and are no longer guaranteed services. I'll be writing much more about this for the next few days. It's an issue very close to my heart. The full hour will air on Dateline this Sunday at 7pm ET/6pm CT. But we will also be previewing it on the Today Show and Nightly News tomorrow. Hope you'll let me know what you think.
Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:42:50 PM
Meant to post this last week! The extended interview with Matthew Weiner. It was so great to meet him. What did you all think of Sunday's episode??
'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner on the Final Season - NBC News
The "Mad Men" mastermind sat down with NBC's Kate Snow to discuss the final episodes of the long running series.
Tuesday 7th of April 2015 10:50:17 AM
Here's a preview of our farewell to Mad Men. For the full piece, tune in to NBC Nightly News tonight!
Thursday 2nd of April 2015 03:57:28 PM
Spent some time with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and the cast... talking about the end of an era. The final season of Mad Men starts this Sunday. Hear what he and Jon Hamm and others have to say tonight on NBC Nightly News. Can't wait for this season! (I am an addict)
Thursday 2nd of April 2015 02:10:06 PM
Zack did very well- got 7 out of 8 questions right in the preliminary round. But 20 kids got a perfect 8 of 8! So he did not advance to the finals. He had a good time watching the rest of the competition. He's already planning for next year! Not sure if my nerves can take it again!
Friday 27th of March 2015 04:22:50 PM
We left 80 degrees and sunshine in Florida... and are now driving in 43 and rain... to Albany NY... so our son can compete in the NY state Geography Bee. We could not be more proud. For family, I will post results here. Promise! Wish Zack luck!
Thursday 26th of March 2015 02:45:50 PM
One expert-- Dr. Samuel Gandy at Mt. Sinai in NY-- tells us new results for this Alzheimer's drug are "convincingly encouraging". This would be huge news for so many families (including my own). Working on a story for tonight's NBC Nightly News. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-drug-might-slow-alzheimers-n327121" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-drug-might-slow-alzheimers-n327121</a> …
New Drug Might Slow Alzheimer's
Early trials suggest injections of a new "silver bullet" drug might help slow memory loss in people who don't quite yet have Alzheimer's, but who h...
Friday 20th of March 2015 10:50:17 AM
Our story on the great folks who make "St Baldricks" a holiday of it's own- all to help kids with cancer <a href="http://nbcnews.to/1GloYxt" target="_blank">http://nbcnews.to/1GloYxt</a>
Hundreds Go Bald for Cancer Patients on St. Baldrick’s Day
Some are choosing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by shaving their heads to raise money to fight childhood cancers. - @NBCNightlyNews
Tuesday 17th of March 2015 11:30:41 PM
Had so much fun on Friday at the St. Baldrick's event in Denver. (The name is a combination of "bald" and St. Patrick's). They raised nearly half a million dollars that day for research and treatment of childhood cancers-- adding to the more than 240 million they've raised nationwide since the year 2000. More on Nightly News tonight.
Tuesday 17th of March 2015 03:58:20 PM
The US House is about to take up a bill inspired by our reporting. Last year I did a couple of stories about hospital patients being put in "observation status" and how that can sometimes cost a patient a fortune. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/54026469." target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/54026469.</a> Today, a bipartisan-sponsored bill called the NOTICE Act is being voted on in the House. It requires that patients simply be told what their chart says about their status.
The Two Words That Cost Medicare Patients Thousands
Video on msnbc.com: When it comes to Medicare claims, it’s all about the fine print on your hospital chart. Find out how being “under observation” can cost you.
Monday 16th of March 2015 01:22:17 PM
Heart defect nearly killed her, a ‘shot in the dark’ drug saved her. Cristina Beltran is literally a one of a kind case. The third installment of our Medical Mysteries series on Today. <a href="http://on.today.com/1x0aOwh" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1x0aOwh</a>
Her heart defect was so rare, only a 'shot in the dark' drug saved her
Doctors hate to use the word, “miracle,” but in Cristina Beltran’s case there’s no other way to describe how she is still alive. So many...
Friday 6th of March 2015 10:27:31 AM
I also want to share this moving story from my friend Louise. Her reflections on coping with a rare genetic disorder and how to move forward... <a href="http://www.today.com/health/everyone-needs-hope-love-loss-rare-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-2D80532770" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/everyone-needs-hope-love-loss-rare-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-2D80532770</a>
Thursday 5th of March 2015 11:32:05 PM
Bobby's mom rocks. Part two of our Medical Mysteries series on Today. <a href="http://on.today.com/1BKTGAG" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1BKTGAG</a>
'A miracle': Mom's search for clues helps solve boy's mystery illness
At 13, Bobby Leithauser is finally getting ready to go back to school after battling a mystery illness that turned out to be several...
Thursday 5th of March 2015 11:29:29 PM
This morning on Today we launched a series we're calling "Medical Mysteries"... people with conditions so rare that even doctors had trouble figuring out their cases. The first is about Donelle Trotman, who gained more than 100 pounds in just a year and doctors didn't know why... until one intern noticed something. <a href="http://www.today.com/health/after-massive-weight-gain-cushings-disease-diagnosis-saves-mans-life-2D80527683" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/after-massive-weight-gain-cushings-disease-diagnosis-saves-mans-life-2D80527683</a>
After gaining 120 pounds in 1 year, rare diagnosis saves man's life
Donelle Trotman was only in his 30s when his health suddenly took a strange and frightening turn. He was rapidly gaining weight — more...
Wednesday 4th of March 2015 09:53:18 AM
Our story last night on a federal crackdown on "birth tourism"-- pregnant women coming to the US to give birth so their babies will have American citizenship-- was the most read on our website. In case you missed... <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-raid-california-maternity-hotels-birth-tourists-n315996" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-raid-california-maternity-hotels-birth-tourists-n315996</a>
Feds Raid California 'Maternity Hotels' for Birth Tourists
Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tues...
Wednesday 4th of March 2015 09:26:59 AM
And the second part of our conversation... Including why Zelda has a hummingbird tattoo and the importance of talking about mental health. <a href="http://on.today.com/1FYCE4p" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1FYCE4p</a>
Robin Williams’ daughter: Dad made us feel ‘less alone’
Video on Today: Zelda Williams sits down with NBC national correspondent Kate Snow to talk about her dad’s death. The daughter of the late comedian thinks people should have open conversations about mental illness.
Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:13:35 AM
Here is a link to the first part of my conversation with Robin Williams' daughter Zelda from the Today Show. <a href="http://on.today.com/1LLAchV" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1LLAchV</a>
Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda: Blame is pointless
Video on Today: The daughter of the late comedian Robin Williams opens up to NBC national correspondent Kate Snow about the tragic loss of her father as she evokes some of her favorite memories of him.
Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:08:22 AM
So grateful to Zelda Williams for opening up about her father Robin Williams and how she's carrying on his charity work for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Thursday 26th of February 2015 08:04:43 AM
Just a little note to wish good luck to my friend Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, whose new book comes out this week. It's the 3rd in her series "The Secret Knock Club". Fun stuff for kids.
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Louise-Bonnett-Rampersaud/e/B001H9RTVQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Louise-Bonnett-Rampersaud/e/B001H9RTVQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1</a>
Monday 23rd of February 2015 04:52:03 PM
My friend and fellow mom Dottie sent this to me this morning and I want to share it with all the women out there. It's about giving yourself a break from the chase for perfection. Here's a great quote from the author: "... take the wrong job. Move to the wrong city. Lose your temper in front of the boss, quit training for that marathon, wolf down a truckload of cupcakes the day after you start your diet. Blow it all catastrophically, in fact, and then start over with good cheer." Read the full post here... it's worth it.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/elizabeth-gilbert-on-failure_n_6608164.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/elizabeth-gilbert-on-failure_n_6608164.html</a>
The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself -- And All The Women Around You
By Elizabeth Gilbert Nearly all the women I know are stressing themselves sick over the pathological fear that they simply aren't doing enough with their lives. Which is crazy -- absolutely flat-out bananas -- because the women I know do a lot...
Friday 13th of February 2015 09:36:21 AM
Working late tonight on a piece about the documentary "Citizen Four", about Edward Snowden and the journalists who helped him leak details of government surveillance. New details about his life in Russia... tomorrow on Today.
Thursday 12th of February 2015 08:21:12 PM
Is it every OK to discipline someone else's child? Where's your line? Verbal discipline? Physical? We talked with some parents about it, prompted by this new show on NBC, "The Slap". <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56965654#56965654" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56965654#56965654</a>
‘The Slap’ sparks controversy about discipline
Video on Today: The new drama has people talking about what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to disciplining children; NBC national correspondent Kate Snow reports. In a TODAY survey, reports Tamron Hall from the Orange Room, 51 percent of participating viewers said it’s not OK to hit someone e…
Thursday 12th of February 2015 10:05:59 AM
Happy Friday. I'm on the hunt for great stories of medical survival... if you happen to have seen any or lived it... or heard of friends.
Friday 6th of February 2015 08:50:24 AM
Here is the full piece we aired on Nightly News about Martin Pistorius, author of "Ghost Boy". (the Today Show version is posted further down). Thanks for all the nice comments. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-ghost-boy-survived-over-decade-trapped-his-body-n296451" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-ghost-boy-survived-over-decade-trapped-his-body-n296451</a>
How 'Ghost Boy' Survived for Over a Decade Trapped in His Body
It was 1988, and Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy growing up in South Africa when his life took an unexpected turn. Pistorius went home from sc...
Friday 30th of January 2015 10:26:02 AM
Martin just told me he'll be live tweeting tonight for a Twitter chat at 9pmET/6pmPT. Spread the word.
Thursday 29th of January 2015 06:15:40 PM
Most of us are uncomfortable with silence. I had never interviewed someone who cannot speak. Some reflections on interviewing "Ghost Boy" author Martin Pistorius, who uses a computer to voice his words:
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/kate-snow-what-its-interview-ghost-boy-n296091" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/kate-snow-what-its-interview-ghost-boy-n296091</a>
Kate Snow: What It's Like to Interview 'Ghost Boy'
Think about the art of conversation. You ask a friend a question. Your friend answers and asks you something back. You answer. Maybe you interrupt when you n...
Thursday 29th of January 2015 02:48:56 PM
Here is our full piece from this morning's Today Show. We'll have more tonight on Nightly News... including a stunning statement from Martin about what he witnessed and endured when people thought he was basically not conscious. <a href="http://www.today.com/health/ghost-boy-martin-pistorius-recalls-years-being-awake-trapped-his-2D80452772" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/ghost-boy-martin-pistorius-recalls-years-being-awake-trapped-his-2D80452772</a>
'Ghost boy' was awake but trapped in an unresponsive body for years
Ravaged by a disease, Martin Pistorius spent a decade as a prisoner inside his own body. Fully conscious, but unable to move and...
Thursday 29th of January 2015 10:23:45 AM
We have shown Martin Pistorius' story to people inside NBC & the universal reaction is "wow". He basically spent 9 years with everyone around him thinking he was an empty shell, virtually unaware. But in fact- he could see and hear everything. He just couldn't communicate. His ability to not just to survive, but to live a life where he appreciates every joy... is truly inspirational. Hope you can see his story on Today Show (7:40) and/or Nightly News on Thursday.
Wednesday 28th of January 2015 10:23:27 PM
Flying home from London... to be HERE tonight! Prepared to have a great night <a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2015/01/22/black-taxi-at-clbc/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2015/01/22/black-taxi-at-clbc/</a>
Black Taxi at CLBC | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New Favorite Thing
If you have yet to experience this band live you are in for a treat. You’ll leave tonight thinking, “Where has this band been my entire life? They are my new favorite band.” Well that’s kinda our goal. Find you a new favorite song/band. Every week we do that on the radio (or on demand). Take a liste…
Thursday 22nd of January 2015 11:41:01 AM
Some photos from our shoot with Hunter and Braden. 8 year old Braden says "People think 'oh you know he has a disability, so he can't really do much'. But if you put your mind to it and try hard enough, maybe you can actually do it."
Tuesday 13th of January 2015 05:19:23 PM
Last June we introduced you to the Gandee Brothers-- amazing kids with an incredible bond. Hunter carried his little brother Braden on his back for 40 miles to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy. What happened next is amazing... Watch Nightly News tonight.
NBC Nightly News
We got a huge response when we first told you about the Michigan teen who carried his younger brother with cerebral palsy on a 40-mile journey to raise awareness about the disorder. What they’re up to now will leave you smiling. NBC’s Kate Snow reports tonight.
Watch Kate's full report: http://on.fb.me/1CHaJRG
Tuesday 13th of January 2015 04:38:15 PM
Will you be near Westchester County NY on Thurs Jan 22? Then you must be HERE. It will be epic. <a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2015/01/02/next-charity-concert-featuring-black-taxi/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2015/01/02/next-charity-concert-featuring-black-taxi/</a>
Next Charity Concert Featuring Black Taxi | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New...
I think we should start off the new year (oh yeah merry new year by the way) with one the greatest live arts around: Black Taxi
Friday 9th of January 2015 09:09:58 AM
In case you missed it Friday... our piece on the rising cost of some generic drugs. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/rising-cost-generic-drugs-n278816" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/rising-cost-generic-drugs-n278816</a>
The Rising Cost of Generic Drugs
Generic drugs are meant to keep consumer costs low, but the price of one generic drug has increased by as much as 700-percent.
Monday 5th of January 2015 01:23:09 PM
Every year the Today Show puts together an epic look back at the year that was. I cannot believe how much happened in 2014. Before we plow on into 2015, take a few minutes and remember. You won't be sorry. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56633061#56633061" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56633061#56633061</a>
Yearender: TODAY looks back at top stories of 2014
Video on Today: From the Ebola outbreak to the Ferguson protests and the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the TODAY anchors revisit the biggest stories of the year.
Thursday 1st of January 2015 11:22:27 AM
My story tonight is about this group, Kids in Need, and the great work they're doing all year long.
NBC Nightly News
In 2014 alone, Kids In Need Foundation collected and distributed over $100 million in donated school supplies. These donations benefited more than 4 million students in over 8,000 schools across 49 states. NBC’s Kate Snow reports tonight. #MakingADifference
Friday 19th of December 2014 05:40:40 PM
My mother-in-law sent this quote from Maya Angelou. As the calendar turns to Dec 19 and we mark 4 years... It captures our feelings.
"And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of soothing, electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”
-- Maya Angelou
Thursday 18th of December 2014 10:59:11 PM
I have a feeling we'll see Steven on Broadway some day. What a wonderful young man. There's more info on how to help him with make his one-man show a reality at cityKids.com. <a href="http://on.today.com/1qAcyyD" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1qAcyyD</a>
Meet the young man who Prince William called 'inspirational'
He’s the man the future king of England called “inspirational,” but Steven Prescod said he’s just glad Prince William got a chance to...
Thursday 11th of December 2014 12:23:14 PM
In case you blinked and missed the Royal visit!
<a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56589616#56589616" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56589616#56589616</a>
William and Kate wrap up US visit with glitzy gala
Video on Today: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up their trip to America at a glamorous Metropolitan Museum of Art fundraiser in New York City Wednesday. NBC national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 10th of December 2014 03:29:57 PM
This was my vantage point today! That's the Duchess of Cambridge there in the middle in case you can't tell. Today William flew commercial and talked about being a dad. Details coming up on Nightly News.
Monday 8th of December 2014 06:23:56 PM
Yeah I get some good assignments. William and Kate have just arrived at NYC's Carlyle Hotel. I'll be covering their visit for Nightly News and tomorrow on Today.
Sunday 7th of December 2014 06:22:17 PM
There have been numerous allegations against Bill Cosby in recent weeks (more than 20 women have gone public) but this is the first lawsuit against him since one was settled out of court in 2005. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56544712#56544712" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56544712#56544712</a>
Bill Cosby sued for alleged sexual assault of teen
Video on Today: A new accuser has come forward and filed a lawsuit against the comedian, claiming he molested her 40 years ago. NBC's national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 08:51:36 AM
We've gotten a lot of reaction to this story from last night so I wanted to re-post it here. I think it truly captures the spirit of Thanksgiving.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/heart-donors-family-meets-vietnam-vet-donee-n257101" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/heart-donors-family-meets-vietnam-vet-donee-n257101</a>
Heart Donor's Family Meets Vietnam-Vet Donee
The family of Matt Heisler is proud to know someone got his heart, the same heart his sister says she
Thursday 27th of November 2014 11:40:59 AM
Happy Thanksgiving all! I am anchoring Nightly News on this holiday... the biggest perk... a front row window on the parade for my kids!
Thursday 27th of November 2014 11:40:10 AM
Tony has written a fascinating piece on Bob Marley's family backing the first global brand of pot. We did a piece on the Today Show this morning. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/stir-it-bob-marley-headline-corporate-cannabis-brand-n250286" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/stir-it-bob-marley-headline-corporate-cannabis-brand-n250286</a>
Stir it Up: Bob Marley to Headline Corporate Cannabis Brand - NBC News
For his legions of fans, Bob Marley was always more than a mega-selling pop star. He was a hero and a prophet, a dread-locked vision of peace, love and justi...
Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:17:39 AM
I've been meaning to post this story from last week's Nightly News. Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an inspiration. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/back-fight-american-doctor-front-lines-fightebola-n247066" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/back-fight-american-doctor-front-lines-fightebola-n247066</a>
'Back in the Fight': American Doctor on the Front Lines to #FightEbola - NBC News
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is one of those people you wish you could be, if only you had the strength.Dr. Bhadelia, 37, recently landed in Sierra Leone, where she wi...
Monday 17th of November 2014 01:56:03 PM
Calling all DC friends! Here's where I'll be this Friday night. Come join the party to celebrate Cornell's 150th.
<a href="http://150.cornell.edu/events/dc" target="_blank">http://150.cornell.edu/events/dc</a>
Monday 10th of November 2014 09:22:36 AM
My brother Josh is really into Movember. Maybe help him out for a great cause... After looking at his awesome photos. Http://mobro.co/joshsnow
Josh Snow's Mo Space
Josh's Motivation: To get real funky and raise some cash!
Friday 7th of November 2014 11:11:05 PM
"I just think of it as an alternate mindset." Brian's piece with Jerry Seinfeld is must-watch TV. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/jerry-seinfeld-brian-williams-i-think-im-spectrum-n242941" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/jerry-seinfeld-brian-williams-i-think-im-spectrum-n242941</a>
Jerry Seinfeld to Brian Williams: 'I Think I'm on the Spectrum' - NBC News
In a revealing conversation, Jerry Seinfeld tells Brian Williams he's observed in himself behavior that makes him think he may have autism. "I think on ...
Friday 7th of November 2014 11:24:20 AM
Interesting piece this morning by Kerry Sanders... an inside look at the military lab where they're working on an Ebola vaccine. By the way-- today is what the Mayor of Dallas called the "Magic Day"... by tonight, everyone who came into contact with the first Ebola patient in Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan, will have passed through the 21-day incubation period. None of the 177 people who were being monitored in Dallas has gotten sick.
<a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56379975#56379975" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56379975#56379975</a>
Get a rare look inside US Army’s Ebola lab
Video on Today: NBC’S Kerry Sanders gets an exclusive inside look at the highly secure lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland, where scientists are hunting for a vaccine.
Friday 7th of November 2014 10:57:00 AM
Coming up in Nightly News... New ratings to help parents pick the best booster seats (even if kids like mine don't really want to sit in them anymore)
Thursday 6th of November 2014 06:36:25 PM
Hey friends and parents... Does anybody have a kid who's obsessed with the EvanTubeHD You Tube channel?
Thursday 6th of November 2014 10:37:30 AM
For the first time in 5 weeks, I am covering a story other than Ebola. Unfortunately it is still quite sad. You've probably heard about Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer and decided to end her life this weekend- with a legal prescription from her doctor in Oregon. Tonight on Nightly News we examine the impact she's having on the national debate over end-of-life issues.
Monday 3rd of November 2014 05:48:03 PM
"Are you OK Mommy?" My blog on Today.com about what it's been like to cover the Ebola story with 2 kids at home. And how my life would never be possible without my amazing husband, Chris Bro. <a href="http://on.today.com/1xFLaOa" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1xFLaOa</a>
TODAY - Latest News, Video & Guests from the TODAY show on NBC
Catch up on the latest news stories, recipes and TODAY show video with Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.
Saturday 1st of November 2014 09:55:03 AM
This piece in the Washington Post this morning is really powerful... about how difficult the fight against Ebola can be in Liberia's slums where people live close together. "We're all intertwined". <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/in-a-liberian-slum-swarming-with-ebola-a-race-against-time-to-save-two-little-girls/2014/10/27/7f14e5ac-1b77-4d48-adef-de19e07e7651_story.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/in-a-liberian-slum-swarming-with-ebola-a-race-against-time-to-save-two-little-girls/2014/10/27/7f14e5ac-1b77-4d48-adef-de19e07e7651_story.html</a>
In a Liberian slum swarming with Ebola, a race against time to save two little girls
A health worker tries to save two girls in a place where it is overwhelmingly difficult to find the disease’s victims, strictly quarantine them and monitor everyone with whom they interacted.
Tuesday 28th of October 2014 08:44:53 AM
New CDC guidelines on what to do with health care workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries... and the nurse who became kind of a poster child for quarantines. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56314388#56314388" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56314388#56314388</a>
New CDC guidelines on Ebola released
Video on Today: The Centers for Disease Control has issued detailed new guidelines on how to deal with health care workers returning from Africa after contact with Ebola patients. They come after a nurse criticized her quarantine. NBC national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Tuesday 28th of October 2014 08:42:02 AM
I sound like a crazy person in this Today.com blog about my morning routine. But I swear it's all true. <a href="http://on.today.com/1zm9AS7" target="_blank">http://on.today.com/1zm9AS7</a>
Thursday 23rd of October 2014 01:24:38 PM
Dylan and Jonah are best buddies. And what they've done together to try and find a cure for Jonah's rare genetic disorder is really pretty extraordinary. Dylan decided to write a book called "Chocolate Bar" and they've already raised more than $800,000. Some GOOD news tonight! Proud to tell their story on Nightly News later.
Tuesday 21st of October 2014 02:35:32 PM
Thrilled that our NBC freelance cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, may soon be released from the Nebraska Medical Center. He tweeted last night that he is "a very very lucky person" and happy to be alive. Our Today show report on Ashoka and new CDC guidelines:
<a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56270799#56270799" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56270799#56270799</a>
CDC issues new Ebola guidelines
Video on Today: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on treating the Ebola virus, and officials hit the road to demonstrate the protocol. NBC national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Tuesday 21st of October 2014 11:40:59 AM
Will be on Nightly News again shortly from Dallas. This article in the NY Times this morning has stuck with me all day and I wanted to share. Reporter Helene Cooper shares a very personal story... <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/world/africa/in-homeland-liberia-native-finds-resilience-amid-horror-.html?action=click&contentCollection=US%20Open®ion=Article&module=Promotron" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/world/africa/in-homeland-liberia-native-finds-resilience-amid-horror-.html?action=click&contentCollection=US%20Open®ion=Article&module=Promotron</a>
In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror
Long before Ebola arrived, the people of Liberia endured 14 years of civil war. When it finally ended in 2003, what was left was a nation of survivors.
Monday 20th of October 2014 05:43:31 PM
And here is the link to last night's Nightly News piece... Capping off a very long week. <a href="http://nbcnews.to/1ujcOgN" target="_blank">http://nbcnews.to/1ujcOgN</a>
Obama Sends Aide to Texas to Help With Ebola Response - NBC News
President Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry late Friday named three officials who will help coordinate the response to Ebola in Dallas, where three people ...
Saturday 18th of October 2014 11:39:13 AM
For the first time yesterday, I sat down with an executive from Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas hospital- where nurses were infected with Ebola from the original "patient zero", the late Thomas Eric Duncan. Here is our writeup. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/texas-ebola-hospital-executive-we-fell-short-first-response-n228636" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/texas-ebola-hospital-executive-we-fell-short-first-response-n228636</a>
Texas Ebola Hospital Executive: 'We Fell Short' in First Response - NBC News
The Texas hospital where the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died and two nurses were infected “fell short of our own expectations” at the begi...
Saturday 18th of October 2014 11:38:07 AM
Good morning. Another week.. And no let up in the Ebola story. Here is our piece from this morning' Today show. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56230950#56230950" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56230950#56230950</a>
Tuesday 14th of October 2014 09:01:07 AM
This morning we broke the news that Dr. Kent Brantly had donated blood to our NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo. Doctors hope to see gradual improvement.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-survivor-dr-kent-brantly-donates-blood-ashoka-mukpo-n220811" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-survivor-dr-kent-brantly-donates-blood-ashoka-mukpo-n220811</a>
Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Donates Blood to Ashoka Mukpo - NBC News
The first American flown back to the U.S. after contracting Ebola has donated blood to an NBC News freelance cameraman who was also diagnosed with the virus....
Thursday 9th of October 2014 12:11:30 AM
I've been from Dallas to Omaha covering Ebola. Tomorrow morning, one of our own team-- a freelance journalist who was working for NBC News-- will arrive here at Nebraska Medical Center. It's all a bit surreal. Here's my report from Nightly News.<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/nbc-news-freelancer-stricken-ebola-comes-u-s-n218991" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/nbc-news-freelancer-stricken-ebola-comes-u-s-n218991</a>
NBC News Freelancer Stricken With Ebola Comes to U.S. - NBC News
NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo has left Liberia and is headed to the U.S. for treatment.
Sunday 5th of October 2014 09:29:34 PM
Anybody out there ever gotten a surprise medical bill? One you really weren't expecting and didn't make any sense? We're looking for some examples for an upcoming story. You can DM me if you feel like sharing. Thx.
Tuesday 30th of September 2014 03:20:08 PM
Here's the full piece from NBC Nightly News tonight: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousands-porch-lights-switched-six-year-old-his-dad-n214381" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousands-porch-lights-switched-six-year-old-his-dad-n214381</a>
Thousands of Porch Lights Switched On For Six-Year-Old and His Dad - NBC News
On Friday night a little boy in Clarksville, Tenn., got his wish.Thousands of porch lights were switched on across the country and around the world at the re...
Monday 29th of September 2014 09:44:33 PM
From our Nightly News FB...
NBC Nightly News
6-year-old Darren Baysore asked people everywhere to leave their porch lights on to ‘shine a light to the moon’ in memory of his father, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Baysore Jr., who was killed in Afghanistan one year ago. People near and far responded in force. Kate Snow reports tonight.
Monday 29th of September 2014 05:31:18 PM
We'll be telling Darren's story tonight on Nightly News. There are so many amazing posts from people who shined a light for his father, Staff Sgt Thomas Baysore, who was killed in action one year ago in Afghanistan. It's going to be hard to choose which photos to show. His mom Jamie told us yesterday she wants to thank everyone for giving Darren his smile. "He's lost it. And he's finally got it back."
Monday 29th of September 2014 11:15:14 AM
Shining a light "to the moon" tonight because 6 year old Darren asked us to... To honor his dad. Anyone else have their front porch light on? Join us. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/56122681" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/56122681</a>
Friday 26th of September 2014 08:37:46 PM
Two weeks from today... But who's counting? Oh that's right. I am. Every minute.
Friday 26th of September 2014 07:22:01 AM
Love this post by my husband, Chris Bro. He is ALWAYS ahead of the curve. That's why you should listen to his show ever week. Seriously. <a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2014/09/23/ahead-of-the-curve/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2014/09/23/ahead-of-the-curve/</a>
Ahead of the Curve? | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New Favorite Thing
Let’s review a few artists that have made it. That have been played on NEXT first (maybe?). Let’s see if we are truly ahead of the curve. I’ll mention 3 artists ranging from barely before they “made” it to 1.5 years before and finally 3 years before they made it.
Wednesday 24th of September 2014 01:49:05 PM
I'm gonna treasure this photo. Me in the back of a police cruiser. It will all make sense after Nightly News. Promise.
Friday 19th of September 2014 06:21:05 PM