Getting ready for NBC Nightly News on a Sunday. New poll today shows Trump at or near the top in IA and NH. The Governor of LA says theater gunman never should have been able to buy a gun. And Keir Simmons is inside Syria with an important report.
Sunday 26th of July 2015 05:18:37 PM
So here's how 24 hours in my life looks... I'm currently preparing to anchor Nightly News this evening. And this video is from about 14 hours ago at a Def Leppard show in Saratoga NY. #whiplash
Saturday 25th of July 2015 01:25:21 PM
Tonight on NBC Nightly News, our story on the startling number of rape kits (DNA evidence taken during hospital exams) that are sitting in evidence rooms, untested. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rape-kits-n393186" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rape-kits-n393186</a>
Why Haven't 70,000 Rape Kits Been Tested for DNA?
An investigation by USA TODAY, an NBC News partner, found a backlog at more than 800 police agencies.
Monday 20th of July 2015 03:35:28 PM
Great live music tonight and you don't even have to leave your couch. No really. It's online. (But you do need to buy a ticket) <a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2015/07/13/stageit-with-chaser-eight/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2015/07/13/stageit-with-chaser-eight/</a>
StageIt With Chaser Eight | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New Favorite Thing
It’s an online evening hosted by Chris Bro (Hi that’s me) in his living room via StageIt. Chris (still me) invites a musical friend over for 50 minutes of music, conversation, and beer. You are invited to listen (and watch) via your computer.
Monday 20th of July 2015 01:34:50 PM
We're partnering with USA Today Media Network on a very important story. More than 70,000 rape kits are sitting untested (DNA evidence taken from victims alleging sexual assault). I've been across the country the past couple days reporting on this. Our story will air tonight on NBC Nightly News. Here is the USA Today story: <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/07/16/untested-rape-kits-evidence-across-usa/29902199/" target="_blank">http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/07/16/untested-rape-kits-evidence-across-usa/29902199/</a>
Tens of thousands of rape kits go untested across USA
Tens of thousands of kits of evidence painstakingly gathered from rape victims were never tested by police departments large and small across the country, a USA TODAY Media Network investigation finds.
Thursday 16th of July 2015 11:20:57 AM
Meant to post this- our story the other day about the incomparable Joe Miller. He was 24 when he had his stroke. He is a real inspiration.
<a href="http://www.today.com/health/young-stroke-survivor-finds-new-beginning-through-art-t29571" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/young-stroke-survivor-finds-new-beginning-through-art-t29571</a>
25-year-old stroke survivor finds 'new beginning' after memory loss
Joe Miller seemed like any other healthy 24-year-old — until a sudden stroke changed his life.
Friday 3rd of July 2015 04:36:18 PM
Tonight on Nightly News- the first TV interview with Matt Lowry. He was an FBI agent working narcotics... But a debilitating colon illness led him to get hooked on prescription painkillers and when he could no longer get those, he began stealing baggies of heroin- evidence in the very cases he was helping prosecute. He told his story in the hope of encouraging others to get help.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-fbi-agent-became-hooked-heroin-faces-jail-n384846" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-fbi-agent-became-hooked-heroin-faces-jail-n384846</a>
Friday 3rd of July 2015 04:25:00 PM
Meet Joe Miller. He had a stroke when he was just 24. One of a growing number of 20 something's having strokes. Joe lost feeling on one side and 95% of his memories. But instead of being down...he is embracing life with remarkable humor, wit and creativity. Such a pleasure to tell his story on Today Show at 8am.
Wednesday 1st of July 2015 07:55:16 AM
Here's our full story from this morning's Today show on the science of SUGAR! <a href="http://www.today.com/health/sugar-addictive-how-sweet-stuff-affects-your-brain-t29341" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/sugar-addictive-how-sweet-stuff-affects-your-brain-t29341</a>
Why do we crave the sweetest milkshakes? Science points to your brain
Is the cake in the break room calling your name? Researchers are shedding light on our troubled relationship with sugar.
Tuesday 30th of June 2015 05:22:35 PM
What do you think? Does this composite look anything like me? This sketch was based only on my DNA (in a blind test, the lab didn't know whose DNA it was). This is a new frontier for crime fighting. See NBC Nightly News tonight for more.
Tuesday 30th of June 2015 05:14:39 PM
For the past couple weeks I've been really focused on sugar- working on a series for the Today Show and Nightly News. It's made me re-think a lot of my own habits! This morning on Today at 8am we look at some of the science of sugar's impact on the brain with researchers at Yale and University of Michigan.
Tuesday 30th of June 2015 07:05:46 AM
Wanted to share this open letter posted to the parents who shared their remarkable stories about autism and "aging out" on Dateline NBC. Quite something.
<a href="http://www.thinkinclusive.us/open-letter-to-the-moms-featured-on-dateline-nbcs-special-autism-report-on-the-brink/#sthash.jS6xDeuU.dpbs" target="_blank">http://www.thinkinclusive.us/open-letter-to-the-moms-featured-on-dateline-nbcs-special-autism-report-on-the-brink/#sthash.jS6xDeuU.dpbs</a>
Open Letter to The Moms Featured On Dateline NBC’s Special Autism Report, “On the Brink” | Think...
What happens to services after 21? Kathy Porter address the moms featured on Dateline's Special Autism Report, "On the Brink".
Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:48:54 PM
These kids all have one thing in common. They can't go in the sun because of rare conditions. Our full Dateline hour airs tonight 7pET/6CT
Sunday 14th of June 2015 03:07:31 PM
Below is a preview of our Dateline hour about kids with conditions that make it impossible for them to be in the sun. This is 14 year old Mackenzie, who covers her entire body when the sun is particularly bright. Otherwise she'll have a terrible reaction. Check out the link below. This airs this Sunday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/preview-out-of-the-shadows-461441603928" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/preview-out-of-the-shadows-461441603928</a>
PREVIEW: Out of the Shadows - NBC News
NBC News National Correspondent Kate Snow shares the remarkable stories of children as they learn to adapt to their limitations and highlights their personal experiences at Camp Sundown, an international haven where kids with light-sensitivity disorders can go to not feel alone in the dark.
Friday 12th of June 2015 12:00:39 PM
Big news. There's been an arrest in the Somalia kidnapping of Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout. Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced today that they arrested Somali national Ali Omar Ader yesterday in Ottawa. You may remember In 2013, we told Amanda's incredible story on Dateline. She was kidnapped in Somalia in 2008 and spent 460 days in captivity. She wrote her story in the book, "A House in the Sky". <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/amanda-lindhout-kidnapping-rcmp-arrest-somali-national-ali-omar-ader-1.3110671" target="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/amanda-lindhout-kidnapping-rcmp-arrest-somali-national-ali-omar-ader-1.3110671</a>
RCMP announce arrest in Amanda Lindhout hostage-taking in Somalia
The RCMP announced Friday the arrest of Ali Omar Ader, a suspect in 2008 kidnapping of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout. CBC News is livestreaming the announcement.
Friday 12th of June 2015 11:52:09 AM
Love this piece by Ron Allen about Baltimore's Big Brothers Big Sisters program getting a surge of applicants after the recent unrest. As a Big Sister and former member of the National Board of BBBS... I encourage anyone to sign up! It will change your life (not just the life of a child) <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/baltimore-program-gets-big-boost-in-time-of-need-454524483549" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/baltimore-program-gets-big-boost-in-time-of-need-454524483549</a>
Baltimore Program Gets Big Boost in Time of Need - NBC News
As Baltimore still recovers from the worst riots in decades, a program is providing the city's children with a step in the right direction.
Tuesday 9th of June 2015 05:22:51 PM
Coming up at 7:30 on Today- our exclusive interview with Anthony Scott, the brother of Walter, on the day an officer was indicted on murder charge for Walter's death. Anthony says without that infamous cellphone video he doesn't think the officer would've been indicted.
Tuesday 9th of June 2015 07:22:21 AM
I really struggled to write and voice this piece. Sheryl Sandberg's post about her grief after suddenly losing her husband of 11 years is heart wrenching. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/sheryl-sandberg-offers-heartfelt-tribute-to-late-husband-457101379595" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/sheryl-sandberg-offers-heartfelt-tribute-to-late-husband-457101379595</a>
Thursday 4th of June 2015 10:26:49 AM
That's Ryan Potter from Big Hero 6. We're celebrating Big Brothers Big Sisters tonight! And message to my kids.. He hopes there will be a sequel...
Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 08:17:02 PM
Here's the Today Show story we just did about Jesi Stracham and Jordan Fallis. What an amazing love story... And it's still early, but the surgery they both received could end up helping thousands of people with paralysis. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/57451822/" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/57451822/</a>
Paralyzed couple find love through recovery
One couple found love after they both suffered tragic accidents that left them paralyzed. Now they are supporting each other's efforts to walk again through revolutionary medical procedures. NBC's Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 09:17:56 AM
The most interesting people I meet aren't politicians or rock stars... It's people like Jesi and Jordan. <a href="http://www.today.com/health/woman-finds-fairy-tale-love-returns-racing-after-paralysis-procedure-t24186" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/woman-finds-fairy-tale-love-returns-racing-after-paralysis-procedure-t24186</a>
Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 08:34:47 AM
So what's all this hype about a "little pink pill"? An FDA outside advisory panel meets this Thursday to consider (again) if Flibanserin should be approved for use. Also we learned today that the company wants to market it as "Addyi" (rhymes with Caddy). Here's our Today Show story. More tonight on Nightly News tonight including what the FDA is wondering about consuming alcohol while on the drug.
<a href="http://www.today.com/video/female-libido-drug-is-en-route-to-fda-approval-455482947700" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/female-libido-drug-is-en-route-to-fda-approval-455482947700</a>
Female libido drug is en route to FDA approval
A new libido drug called Flibanserin could help pre-menopausal women regain their libido. The FDA is asking a panel of outside experts for recommendations on whether to consider the drug for official approval. NBC's Kate Snow reports.
Tuesday 2nd of June 2015 01:15:50 PM
Had the chance to meet Demi Lovato this morning. What she is doing is so important- speaking out about her own struggle with bipolar disorder. Mental health isn't something we should avoid talking about. It's too important. Check out the website for tips on how to speak up for yourself or someone you love: <a href="http://bevocalspeakup.com/" target="_blank">http://bevocalspeakup.com/</a>
Speak Up & Advocate for Mental Health and Bipolar Disorder | Be Vocal
Hear Demi Lovato's story of living with bipolar disorder, and start speaking up about mental health conditions. Be Vocal provides guidance for mental health advocacy and how to advocate for yourself.
Thursday 28th of May 2015 08:49:31 AM
Another beautiful day! Where were you? We'll get you up to speed on the news you missed all weekend. I'll be in the chair again tonight- Nightly News. Hope you'll join us.
Monday 25th of May 2015 05:32:39 PM
Getting ready to anchor Nightly News. Beautiful day here in NYC but the weather is dangerous in some parts of the country. Relentless rain & flooding. We'll let you know what it means for your Memorial Day plans.
Sunday 24th of May 2015 05:10:44 PM
Meant to post this sooner. Here is a link to the third and final piece in our series about genetic testing. This aired Thurs night on Nightly News- about Sam (from the post below) and the decision his parents almost made based on a pre-natal genetic test. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-accurate-are-prenatal-genetic-tests--449004611906" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-accurate-are-prenatal-genetic-tests--449004611906</a>
How Accurate Are Prenatal Genetic Tests? - NBC News
Stacie and Lincoln Chapman warn of a tragic decision they nearly made based on a blood test of their unborn baby's DNA that turned out to be wrong.
Sunday 24th of May 2015 03:54:57 PM
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 with Lester Holt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 with Lester Holt
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 with Lester Holt
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 with Lester Holt
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
Spending the day with Patryk Kogut was like being in a parade. He seems to know EVERYONE in Stamford, CT! Patryk, 27, has autism. And last week, someone took advantage of that.. robbing him of his birthday money. But wait til you hear what happened next. Our story will close the broadcast tonight on Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Friday 19th of September 2014 03:49:32 PM
Kudos to my friend Meredith for sharing this deeply personal story. I hope it makes the difference for women who are caught in a cycle of domestic violence. I once worked at a shelter for victims in upstate NY and worked a hotline. It is far more complicated to leave than most people understand. Meredith is helping get that message out... and encouraging women to find help.
The Meredith Vieira Show
Meredith Vieira shares her personal #WhyIStayed story tomorrow on #MeredithShow. See her thoughts here:
Wednesday 17th of September 2014 11:40:36 AM
On Saturday I got to help host two great Cornell variety shows marking the 150th anniversary with other Cornell alums at Lincoln Center. Thanks to everyone who helped create such a fun show! Loved being alongside Jimmy Smits MFA '82, football legend and actor Ed Marinaro '72, and sharing a dressing room with the inspiring actress Adepero Oduye '99 ("12 Years a Slave"). There are more celebrations coming all over the world. Cornellians- you should really try to make one! <a href="http://150.cornell.edu/regionalcelebrations" target="_blank">http://150.cornell.edu/regionalcelebrations</a>
Monday 15th of September 2014 10:59:40 AM
On Friday we lit the Empire State Building in Cornell red and white! That's Cornell University President David Skorton and me and "Touchdown" the Cornell Big Red Bear. And yes- I did lean on him and ditched the crutches!
Monday 15th of September 2014 10:50:47 AM
Say goodbye to the basket scooter! I have permission to STAND and even walk on my hurt foot... Just in time to help the Cornell Big Red Bear light the Empire State Building in red and white. Seriously. We're marking 150 years of Cornell! This could be amusing since right now I have no balance & it feels really weird after 4 weeks non-weight-bearing. I'll lean on the Bear.
Friday 12th of September 2014 11:59:28 AM
Our blog is up now on Today Parents. As I said before, Zack was my editor-in-chief on this one. Thank you Zack! <a href="http://www.today.com/parents/why-its-important-be-advocate-your-child-1D80140931" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/parents/why-its-important-be-advocate-your-child-1D80140931</a>
Why it's important to be an advocate for your child
It was a pre-school teacher who first clued us in. My son Zack was two and she called us in for a conference. “I don’t want to alarm you...
Thursday 11th of September 2014 11:34:50 AM
Here's our report on autism and a small study that found major improvement in babies whose parents were taught techniques. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/study-shows-treating-babies-autism-may-reduce-symptoms-n199566" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/study-shows-treating-babies-autism-may-reduce-symptoms-n199566</a>
Study Shows Treating Babies for Autism May Reduce Symptoms - NBC News
A groundbreaking new study offers hope for parents of infants with autism, suggesting early treatment could reverse symptoms.
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 04:39:23 PM
Tonight on Nightly News we'll look at a groundbreaking study out of UC Davis that may eventually change the way we think about autism. It was a small study with just 7 kids/families but if you ask Isabel's family, it was life altering. It warrants further study, researchers say, but it indicates that parents learning some simple tools when their child is a baby could help lessen signs of autism.
Tuesday 9th of September 2014 05:43:15 PM
Some thoughts on being an advocate for your kids. My blog posted today on the Parent Toolkit site. Zack proofread it for me. Thanks Zack. <a href="http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=87978450-33A2-11E4-B65A0050569A5318&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Kate%27s%20Advocate%20Blog" target="_blank">http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=87978450-33A2-11E4-B65A0050569A5318&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Kate%27s%20Advocate%20Blog</a>
The Importance of Being an Advocate for Your Child | Parent Toolkit Blog
Whether it’s bullying or a child who needs extra attention, NBC News National Correspondent Kate Snow knows first-hand the importance of advocating for your child. This week, she shares her story and the lessons she’s learned with the Parent Toolkit.
Tuesday 9th of September 2014 04:37:38 PM
I ended up using these questions all weekend long! How to get kids talking about what happened at school today... <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/not-having-luck-asking-kids-so-how-was-school-today-n197136" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/not-having-luck-asking-kids-so-how-was-school-today-n197136</a>
Not Having Luck Asking the Kids 'So How Was School Today?' - NBC News
The start of the school year brings big fanfare from parents, but once kids say goodbye and get to school, what happens?If yours give you a blank stare when ...
Monday 8th of September 2014 12:20:43 PM
Re-posting the video about Mike Brannigan... inspiring.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Running helped change the life of a 17-year-old boy with autism. NBC’s Kate Snow reports:
Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:48:59 AM
I'm digging around on this Home Depot story-- potential breech of customer data. My producers and I were just talking about when the tipping point was when we all became so vulnerable. Has anyone out there been impacted by this latest incident? Anyone have any thoughts or commentaries you've seen? Wonder if people are switching to cash. https://corporate.homedepot.com/MediaCenter/Pages/Statement1.aspx
We’re looking into some unusual activity that might indicate a possible payment data breach and we’re working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate. We know that this news may be concerning and we apologize for the worry this can create. If we confirm a breach has occurred,…
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 11:08:15 AM
Here's our full piece tonight about Mike Brannigan, the amazing runner who has autism. We've had so much response it's pretty incredible. I hope Mike can find the right fit for college and we're cheering him on at the Olympics one day! <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-running-changed-life-boy-autism-n194051" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-running-changed-life-boy-autism-n194051</a>
How Running Changed Life for a Boy with Autism - NBC News
Mike Brannigan is obsessed with running. The repetitive motion. The rhythm he finds. The way he can focus on his body and nothing else.“I love to work hard a...
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:59:32 PM
With thanks to the Gordenstein family for sharing so much with us... <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/one-familys-hopeful-turn-fight-against-heroin-n193451" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/one-familys-hopeful-turn-fight-against-heroin-n193451</a>
One Familyâ€™s Hopeful Turn in the Fight Against Heroin - NBC News
When Kate Snow first heard from the Gordenstein family, one of their sons had overdosed twice in a week. Their update may offer hope to many others.
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 03:12:27 PM
I am so excited to share this story with you. Tonight on Nightly News you'll get to meet Mike Brannigan, who is one of the most interesting young men I've talked to in a while. He is one of the top 10 high school runners in the US. He runs a 4:07 mile! And he happens to have autism. His mom Edie says running has changed his life. Now Division One colleges are calling- more than 200 of them.
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 12:34:44 PM
A preview of our Nightly News broadcast...
Monday 1st of September 2014 05:12:48 PM
How's your Labor Day so far? What's in store? BBQ? Pool? Park? I want to live vicariously through you as I sit in my office with my foot in an air cast! I'll be anchoring Nightly News tonight. (The "boot" hidden under the desk).
Monday 1st of September 2014 12:29:30 PM
Back from vacation... I wish I could have come back to better news about the Ebola epidemic. Unfortunately it's getting worse in West Africa. Fortunately, today the NIH announced they'll test a new vaccine on humans starting next week. It's not a cure for sick people but could potentially help keep healthy people from contracting Ebola. Details on Nightly News shortly.
Thursday 28th of August 2014 06:08:27 PM
Yay Team Footloose! They completed Hood to Coast yesterday. I was in the cheering section this year (a strange feeling). LOVE the #GiantBaconHead
Sunday 24th of August 2014 01:04:23 PM
My husband Chris & brother-in-law Matt took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge... With a little help!
Saturday 16th of August 2014 05:37:59 PM
My brother has challenged my husband and brother in law for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I can't figure out how to post his video here- maybe Josh can put it in the comments. Good stuff! Can't wait to see Chris & Matt tag team.
Saturday 16th of August 2014 08:28:50 AM
So in addition to traveling and covering a lot of news lately, I have been running a lot to train for a great relay in Oregon called "Hood to Coast" (see sweaty photo as proof). Unfortunately, all that running has led to a stress fracture in my right foot. So now I won't be running any race. On crutches for the next 4 weeks! (See today's photo)
Thursday 14th of August 2014 07:11:40 PM
For all who might need... Resources on depression and suicide are embedded here. <a href="http://www.today.com/health/robin-williams-effect-could-suicides-follow-stars-death-1D80057826" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/robin-williams-effect-could-suicides-follow-stars-death-1D80057826</a>
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 09:54:25 AM
Robin Williams' death hit my family hard. We know what it feels like to lose someone to depression. This morning on Today we talked about Williams and how his greatest final act may be helping others to get help. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/55857083#55857083" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/55857083#55857083</a>
Robin Williams’ death shines spotlight on depression
Video on Today: The loss of Robin Williams to an apparent suicide continues to shock the nation. It also highlights a significant problem that often remains behind closed doors. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 09:40:19 AM
Thursday night's Nightly News spot.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/charity-leader-response-ebola-outbreak-has-been-failure-n175566" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/charity-leader-response-ebola-outbreak-has-been-failure-n175566</a>
Charity Leader: Response to Ebola Outbreak ‘Has Been a Failure’ - NBC News
Liberia has declared a state of emergency, and new Ebola cases in Nigeria are raising concerns that the virus will spread further.
Friday 8th of August 2014 05:36:11 PM
More from inside the ambulance that transported Ebola patients.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/paramedics-take-us-inside-ambulance-ride-ebola-victims-n174456" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/paramedics-take-us-inside-ambulance-ride-ebola-victims-n174456</a>
Paramedics Take Us Inside 'Ambulance Ride' With Ebola Victims - NBC News
When it comes to preventative measures, paramedics Gail Stallings and John Arevalo leave nothing to chance."I think cocoon is the best word," Stall...
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 10:29:43 PM
Those paramedics you saw wearing protective gear transporting the American Ebola patients? We found them today. And what a story they tell! Coming up on NBC Nightly News
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:27:11 PM
I'm a bit behind.. been running from Today Show to Nightly News ever since Saturday. Haven't had time to post most of the pieces. But here is this morning's Today Show spot.<a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/55808037" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/55808037</a>
2 Americans stricken with Ebola show improvement
Video on Today: Nancy Writebol is in an isolation unit in Atlanta along with Dr. Kent Brantly; the two were transported to the U.S. after being stricken with Ebola in Africa. Both are said to be improving after taking an experimental serum for the virus. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:22:41 PM
Last night's Nightly News piece on the patient with Ebola now being treated at Emory University Hospital. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-patient-shows-improvement-n171736" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-patient-shows-improvement-n171736</a>
Ebola Patient Shows Improvement - NBC News
The American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia “seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier.”
Monday 4th of August 2014 09:19:44 AM
I've moved from one breaking news story to another. Now in Atlanta... covering the arrival of Americans infected with Ebola. Our report from Nightly News tonight: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/ebola-patient-dr-kent-brantly-walks-emory-hospital-n171386" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/ebola-patient-dr-kent-brantly-walks-emory-hospital-n171386</a>
Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Walks into Emory Hospital - NBC News
Now that the first Ebola patient has reached an Atlanta hospital, what’s next Dr. Kent Brantly?
Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:23:30 PM
"We're all peace seekers. It may be frowned upon when it comes from someone who wears a uniform" Ronen, IDF reservist <a href="http://t.co/PFVCSnQFxe" target="_blank">http://t.co/PFVCSnQFxe</a>
'I Wish It Was Over': Israeli Reservists Hope for End to Conflict - NBC News
The reservists who patrol near the Netiv HaAsara kibbutz are weekend warriors. They were among thousands of men and women called up by the Israel Defense For...
Thursday 31st of July 2014 10:27:21 PM
We were in the middle of an interview with Israeli Defense Forces reservists, patrolling the Gaza border, when this happened. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/seconds-scramble-israelis-run-cover-hamas-rockets-n168676" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/seconds-scramble-israelis-run-cover-hamas-rockets-n168676</a>
Seconds to Scramble: Israelis Run for Cover from Hamas Rockets - NBC News
Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:56:28 PM
Israeli headline this morning... says John Kerry and President Obama are "playing with fire". Israelis have lost confidence in Kerry. US officials say he's still a "friend of Israel". My Today Show report... <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/55746832#55746832" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/55746832#55746832</a>
Israel-US relationship deteriorates over Gaza
Video on Today: The most intense Israeli strikes yet rain down on Gaza, while the Obama administration is blasted by Israeli media for its efforts to end the fighting. NBC's national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 08:50:30 AM
Richard's spot from last night. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/brief-gaza-cease-fire-collapses-amid-more-bloodshed-n167066" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/brief-gaza-cease-fire-collapses-amid-more-bloodshed-n167066</a>
Brief Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses Amid More Bloodshed - NBC News
Hamas and Israel are blaming each other for a deadly strike in Gaza, as Israel warns its mission will continue.
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 01:20:02 AM
Eyes in the sky. An Israeli pilot describes how they monitor Gaza from above... and what he sees from his vantage point. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/israeli-pilot-hamas-puts-gaza-civilians-harms-way-n166801" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/israeli-pilot-hamas-puts-gaza-civilians-harms-way-n166801</a>
Israeli Pilot: Hamas Puts Gaza Civilians in Harms Way - NBC News
Monday 28th of July 2014 04:12:42 PM
Our Nightly News pieces from last night-- mine and Ayman Mohyeldin in Gaza. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/cease-fire-doesnt-bring-end-gaza-combat-n166256" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/cease-fire-doesnt-bring-end-gaza-combat-n166256</a>
Cease-Fire Doesn’t Bring an End to Gaza Combat - NBC News
Both Israel and Hamas launched attacks during what was to be a reprieve in the fighting, and the death tolls from the weeks-long war continued to rise.
Monday 28th of July 2014 02:52:20 PM
Living near the Gaza border, on the Israeli side. Diplomats try to negotiate a longer ceasefire, but meantime Micha and his wife Pnina live with the constant worry of incoming rockets and militants emerging from tunnels just a mile from their backyard. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/israeli-residents-gaza-border-town-describe-living-conflict-n165696" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/israeli-residents-gaza-border-town-describe-living-conflict-n165696</a>
Israeli Residents of Gaza Border Town Describe Living in Conflict - NBC News
NIR AM, Israel — Micha Ben-Hillel is a former high school teacher who has lived in a nice home in a nice neighborhood in southern Israel for 50 years, about ...
Sunday 27th of July 2014 07:47:58 AM
We spent a day at Soroka hospital in the town of Beer Sheba. The place is full of Israelis delivering gifts and food to injured soldiers. And there are many of them. The IDF gave us special access to Sgt. Doron Ziv. Here's his story. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/israeli-soldier-grieves-comrades-killed-gaza-blast-n165086" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/israeli-soldier-grieves-comrades-killed-gaza-blast-n165086</a>
Israeli Soldier Grieves Comrades Killed in Gaza Blast - NBC News
Saturday 26th of July 2014 02:51:52 PM
My report from Today Show yesterday on flights resuming to Tel Aviv. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/55713450#55713450" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/55713450#55713450</a>
FAA lifts ban on Israel flights
Video on Today: Officials reversed course Wednesday after assessing the security situation in Israel. The decision came just hours after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled there to show it was safe. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Friday 25th of July 2014 02:14:27 PM
Here's a piece we did on "Lone Soldiers"... IDF soldiers fighting for Israel who come from other countries. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/u-s-lone-soldier-max-steinberg-gets-heros-burial-israel-n162711" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/u-s-lone-soldier-max-steinberg-gets-heros-burial-israel-n162711</a>
U.S. 'Lone Soldier' Max Steinberg Gets Hero's Burial in Israel - NBC News
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Thousands of people were expected to turn out in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning to mourn an American who died fighting in the Gaza Strip ...
Friday 25th of July 2014 02:03:00 PM
Hello from Israel. It's been difficult to get on Facebook here. Here's my report from tonight... at Tel Aviv airport. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/faa-bans-u-s-airlines-flying-tel-aviv-amid-conflict-n162551" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/faa-bans-u-s-airlines-flying-tel-aviv-amid-conflict-n162551</a>
FAA Bans U.S. Airlines From Flying to Tel Aviv Amid Conflict - NBC News
For the first time in history, the FAA has halted all flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion International Airport.
Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 08:24:34 PM
For families who cross into the US illegally the journey doesn't end there. We've been following 2 families who arrived this week and are now headed to new lives in other US cities. Eventually they are due in immigration court, but for now they're free to be with family. Guillermo and Vilma are with their dad on their way to NY. Mom already lives there... And hasn't seen her kids in 12 years.
Friday 11th of July 2014 09:06:36 AM
Why we ditched the crazy over-packed kids' schedule this summer. A blog I just posted:
<a href="http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=12FB14B0-05E2-11E4-A4300050569A5318" target="_blank">http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=12FB14B0-05E2-11E4-A4300050569A5318</a>
Monday 7th of July 2014 03:45:42 PM
Happy Independence Day!! Just got out of our Nightly News editorial meeting. I'll be celebrating the holiday at the anchor desk. What are you up to?
Friday 4th of July 2014 10:07:49 AM
This poem came in from my daughter's wonderful PTA leader on the last day (finally) of class... Thank you David.
FLY A KITE
JUMP IN PUDDLES
LIE IN THE GRASS
BUILD A FORT
PLAY IN THE RAIN
Thursday 26th of June 2014 09:12:04 AM
This is fantastic. How to sound like you know what you're talking about while watching the US match. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/world-cup/fakers-guide-u-s-portugal-world-cup-match-n136956" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/world-cup/fakers-guide-u-s-portugal-world-cup-match-n136956</a>
A Faker's Guide to the U.S.-Portugal World Cup Match - NBC News
The United States plays Portugal on Sunday at the World Cup. That’s a soccer tournament you might have heard of.If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s ti...
Sunday 22nd of June 2014 02:26:01 PM
Here's that piece from last night on the power of the BALL. Loved it. Go team USA! <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/anatomy-world-cup-soccer-ball-n137581" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/anatomy-world-cup-soccer-ball-n137581</a>
Anatomy of a World Cup Soccer Ball - NBC News
A new soccer ball is designed for each World Cup and this year’s edition is proving to be popular with players and fans.
Sunday 22nd of June 2014 01:57:54 PM
All you World Cup watchers (I'm talking to you Chris and Zack!), you gotta see this piece we have on Nightly News tonight about the shape and design of the ball. Yes Chris-- I know you've been raving about this all week. We meet the design team & get all the details. I'm anchoring tonight too. See you all then!
Saturday 21st of June 2014 03:24:18 PM
How I spent my Tuesday night... Celebrating Big Brothers Big Sisters with a little duet with my friend Jamie Foxx.
Thursday 19th of June 2014 12:43:24 PM
Here is a video piece we just posted about the Gandee brothers and their "Cerebral Palsy Swagger" walk. The full story will be on Nightly News. But I dare you to watch this brief video and not smile.<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/making-a-difference/teen-carries-his-younger-brother-40-miles-n126616" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/making-a-difference/teen-carries-his-younger-brother-40-miles-n126616</a>
Teen Carries His Younger Brother for 40 Miles - NBC News
Braden and Hunter Gandee already had a special brotherly bond. But it was made all the stronger this weekend.Seven-year-old Braden was born with cerebral pal...
Monday 9th of June 2014 04:55:37 PM
You won't forget these brothers once you see their story. This weekend, 14 year old Hunter carried his 7 year old brother Braden piggyback-style for 40 miles just to raise awareness about the reason Braden can't walk himself. Braden has Cerebral Palsy. We spent the weekend with them and I can't thank them enough for inspiring me. Their story will be on Nightly News tonight.
Monday 9th of June 2014 04:19:41 PM
Having the family conversation about "Slender Man". Who is he? And what impact is any of this having on our kids? <a href="http://www.today.com/moms/slender-man-do-your-kids-know-him-too-2D79759300" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/moms/slender-man-do-your-kids-know-him-too-2D79759300</a>
Slender Man: Do your kids know him, too?
NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow got quite a shock when she asked her 11-year-old about "Slender Man," the subject of her latest...
Thursday 5th of June 2014 10:04:08 AM
I'm looking for parents or families who know about Slender Man and CreepyPasta. This morning on Today we examined what happened in Wisconsin over the weekend and why police say two 12 year old girls committed this crime out of allegiance to the fictional internet character. If you are concerned about this internet urban legend or have kids who are obsessed with it or disturbed by it, please reach out. I'm trying to understand this phenomenon better for Nightly News tonight (or at least as well as my 11 year old does already) <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/55327590#55327590" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/55327590#55327590</a>
‘Slender Man’ stabbings shock town
Video on Today: Two 12-year-old girls have been charged in trying to murder their best friend. Police say they did it out of allegiance to a character from online horror stories. NBC's national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 4th of June 2014 09:04:44 AM
They don't take themselves too seriously. Check out Rascal Flatts' lip synched apology to their fans. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/55281535#55281535" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/55281535#55281535</a>
Rascal Flatts: “We’re sorry” for lip-synch fail
Video on Today: The trio sit down with NBC News’ Kate Snow to talk about their recent lip-synching incident, and apologize directly to their fans.
Thursday 29th of May 2014 04:00:25 PM
Photos from Moore, OK one year later. Recovery and frustration. My report tonight on NBC Nightly News.
Tuesday 20th of May 2014 05:59:30 PM
Hi Dateline fans. I'll be here during the show tonight. T minus 9 minutes. Let me know what you're thinking about "Twelve Minutes on Elm Street"
Friday 16th of May 2014 07:58:13 PM
I have an hour on Dateline tonight exploring the issue of self-defense and defending your property (so-called "castle laws"). When is there no question of self-defense and when does it cross the line and become something else. Nick Brady and Haile Kifer are the two cousins at the heart of this small town MN case. I'll be live tweeting and on FB later. Airs at 8ET, 7CT.
Friday 16th of May 2014 05:17:52 PM
I always love visiting Nashville, but this trip was really special. How many "Flattheads" are out there? You won't want to miss this piece tonight on Nightly News. It's not about their music so much... as their hearts and what they do with the millions they've made off their hit records.
Friday 16th of May 2014 01:28:38 PM
My report from Nightly News last night. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/moving-9-11-memorial-dedication-ceremony-n106766" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/moving-9-11-memorial-dedication-ceremony-n106766</a>
Moving 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony - NBC News
The ceremony was so beautifully executed and so deeply painful. On Thursday, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was officially dedicated with a ...
Friday 16th of May 2014 11:44:50 AM
That red bandana means something special. I want to thank the Crowthers for sharing so much of their moving story with us. The President told of their son today at the new National September 11 Memorial Museum. My story on Nightly News coming up.
Thursday 15th of May 2014 05:15:03 PM
The Freedom Tower is shrouded in fog on this morning when they'll dedicate the new National September 11 Memorial Museum. Ceremony starts at 10am ET.
Thursday 15th of May 2014 08:32:13 AM
I meant to post this last week! Belated Happy Mother's Day to all... and especially to my own mom who made her NBC debut in this piece!
How motherhood affects our brains - Moms - TODAY.com
Being a mom may have a significant effect on a woman’s brain. It’s just one fascinating fact researchers are uncovering about how...
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 10:14:29 AM
My mom Jan makes her NBC debut on the Today Show this morning! In the 8am hour we'll explore the science of motherhood.
Monday 5th of May 2014 06:42:26 AM
I hope I'm remembered one day for being BriWi's backup singer.
Brian Williams Raps "Gin and Juice"
NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps Snoop Dogg's classic "Gin and Juice." Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon...
Wednesday 23rd of April 2014 03:58:12 PM
This video is meant to provoke... specifically to provoke moms to join former Mayor Mike Bloomberg's new effort to fight the gun rights lobby. Will it work? We examine it tonight on Nightly News. <a href="http://everytown.org/scenes/accidental-death/" target="_blank">http://everytown.org/scenes/accidental-death/</a>
Sharing this video could save a child's life.
WARNING: Some may find this video disturbing.
Wednesday 16th of April 2014 05:25:40 PM
Last week we featured the Gordenstein family in a report about heroin abuse in America. You can find it below as part 5, from April 10. They bravely told a story that is happening to their family right now in real time. Debbie wrote this blog post to explain why she chose to speak out so publicly. We thank her.
<a href="http://mizzymuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/heroin-and-my-boy.html" target="_blank">http://mizzymuse.blogspot.com/2014/04/heroin-and-my-boy.html</a>
it's a start: Heroin and my boy
A Blog about life by a 2x cancer, mafia, bankruptcy, six kids, married to a 9/11 widower survivor. And that's just the start! Follow me on Pinterest and on Facebook!
Monday 14th of April 2014 05:11:08 PM
Here is part 6 of our series Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic. Aired on Nightly News Friday April 11.<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/us-drug-courts-favor-treatment-addiction-over-jail-time-n78591" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/us-drug-courts-favor-treatment-addiction-over-jail-time-n78591</a>
US Drug Courts Favor Treatment for Addiction Over Jail Time - NBC News
Drug courts allow those whose crimes are rooted in addiction to avoid prison and seek treatment. For some heroin addicts, this program was a life-saver.
Sunday 13th of April 2014 09:24:30 AM
Here is part 5 of our series Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic. Aired on Nightly News last night, April 10. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/managing-sons-heroin-addiction-full-time-job-n77391" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/managing-sons-heroin-addiction-full-time-job-n77391</a>
Managing Son's Heroin Addiction a 'Full-Time Job' - NBC News
A family of eight outside Boston is struggling with their second-oldest son’s heroin addiction. Recently, he overdosed, and paramedics revived him with Narcan.
Friday 11th of April 2014 09:30:47 AM
Here is part four of our series Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic. It aired this morning, April 9, on the Today Show.
<a href="http://www.today.com/health/life-saving-heroin-antidote-makes-its-way-more-families-2D79488146" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/health/life-saving-heroin-antidote-makes-its-way-more-families-2D79488146</a>
Life-saving heroin antidote makes its way to more families - TODAY.com
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series, Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic, featured on NBC News from April 7-9. There was a time...
Wednesday 9th of April 2014 09:29:54 AM
This is part three of our series Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic. Aired on Nightly News tonight, Tues April 8.<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/mom-2-heroin-addicts-not-life-i-want-n74961" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/mom-2-heroin-addicts-not-life-i-want-n74961</a>
Mom of 2 Heroin Addicts: 'This Is Not the Life I Want' - NBC News
Editor's note: This story is part of a series, Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic, that will be featured on NBC News from April 7-9. Kate Snow will continue t...
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 09:53:57 PM
This is part two of our series Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic. Aired on the Today Show this morning, Tues April 8.<a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/54895893#54895893" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/54895893#54895893</a>
Former heroin addict: I felt like a ‘terrible mother’
Video on Today: A mom and former teacher shares her harrowing story of heroin addiction and redemption in NBC’s series, “Hooked: America’s Heroin Epidemic.” NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow reports on TODAY.
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 09:50:44 PM
This is part one of our series Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic. Aired on Nightly News on Monday April 7. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/downhill-spiral-heroin-abuse-us-n74251" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/downhill-spiral-heroin-abuse-us-n74251</a>
'Downhill Spiral': Heroin Abuse in the US - NBC News
During a five-year period, heroin abuse has nearly doubled in America.
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 09:47:37 PM
If you'd like to share your thoughts about heroin and how it has touched your life- directly or indirectly- join the conversation here on NBC News' Facebook page.
How to Fix Rehab: One Man's Plan to Cure the Addiction Epidemic
The call came on a Saturday, a day after Thomas McLellan told an auditorium of graduate students to rethink the science of addiction. As a research psycholog...
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 08:57:30 AM
This morning we visit Putnam County NY- an hour and a half outside NYC- where we're told heroin is the cool drug in local high schools. A teacher shares her stunning story of getting high in the teacher bathroom and how a local judge saved her life. Coming up at 7 on Today Show.
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 06:15:14 AM
In Rutland, VT $20 bucks will buy you a "ticket" in a neighborhood like this. That's slang for a small plastic bag of heroin. #HeroinInAmerica Our NBC News series starts tonight on Nightly News.
Monday 7th of April 2014 11:27:58 AM
This week we'll present my series: "Hooked: America's Heroin Epidemic" on NBC Nightly News, the Today Show and across the websites of NBC News. I have learned so much from people brave enough to share deeply personal stories in the hopes of helping others. I hope you'll learn from it too. And please reach out and tell us how heroin has touched your life. Use the hashtag #HeroinInAmerica.
Sunday 6th of April 2014 10:43:48 PM
We have breathalyzers to test for DUI, but no test for distracted driving. Tonight on Nightly News, we examine how accidents are investigated and one state where it's OK for police to routinely seize phones at the scene of a crash.
Wednesday 2nd of April 2014 04:21:25 PM
Things I did not miss while I was in Arizona:
2. wool coat
6. space heaters
Monday 31st of March 2014 03:16:57 PM
Here is the link to our Today Show piece this morning about international adoption-- covering the dangers but also highlighting a successful model that helps parents navigate tough times. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/54738429#54738429" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/54738429#54738429</a>
Program supports families with adoption
Video on Today: Dr. Mary Staat founded Cincinnati Children’s International Adoption Center, a program that offers adoptive parents a safety net. Therapists work with parents before, during and after an adoption. NBC's national correspondent Kate Snow reports.
Friday 21st of March 2014 11:01:45 AM
This morning on the Today Show: meet Kyle & Braeden, adopted from Russia & Guatemala. Their mom says adopting is "the wildest ride you will ever take" & also "the most loving ride you will ever take". We're looking at a program that works to support their parents and many others with counseling- before, during & after international adoption. When parents don't have support they can get desperate and look to the internet. In partnership with Reuters, we've investigated private re-homing. That's when parents go on-line & find strangers to take unwanted kids, with little regulation.
Friday 21st of March 2014 07:14:44 AM
What great news! A few weeks ago Tatyana told me she didn't think sh'ed have a shot at a medal... what with the fact that she'd only recently taken up cross country skiing and all (after making her name in wheelchair racing). She'd been on the snow just about 50 days before heading to Sochi. And now here she is winning a SILVER. Congratulations! <a href="http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/12/tatyana-mcfadden-paralympics-silver-medal-cross-country-skiing-sochi/" target="_blank">http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/12/tatyana-mcfadden-paralympics-silver-medal-cross-country-skiing-sochi/</a>
Tatyana McFadden claims surprise Paralympic silver medal
Ten-time Summer Paralympic medalist adds Winter medal to collection.
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 02:35:52 PM
This week's New Yorker contains an article by Andrew Solomon, author of the best-selling book "Far from the Tree" and the subject of another piece I did in 2012 on Rock Center with Brian Williams about parents raising children who are different from themselves. Andrew has spoken with Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, who killed so many in Newtown. It is a chilling article but worth reading. Below, is an excerpt from my interview with Andrew today. More tonight on Nightly News.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/what-peter-lanza-wants-all-parents-know-n49251" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/what-peter-lanza-wants-all-parents-know-n49251</a>
What Peter Lanza Wants All Parents to Know - NBC News
Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, breaks his silence and wants others to know this can "happen to them." The New Yorker's Andre...
Monday 10th of March 2014 05:06:31 PM
Good luck Tatyana!! NBC is replaying the Paralympics opening ceremony (which just happened) tomorrow at 1pmET. Sunday is her first of at least three races. You can see more of the Paralympics on the NBC networks. Check your local listings and cheer Tatyana and the other athletes on!
Adopted Paralympic star returning to Russia
Video on Today: Russian-born U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden, an 11-time world champion, sits down with NBC’s Kate Snow to chat about training to compete in cross-country skiing at Sochi’s Paralympics.
Friday 7th of March 2014 01:54:42 PM
This morning in the 8am hour of the Today Show I'll be telling Tatyana McFadden's incredible story. From summer champion to winter athlete in Sochi. And there's a reason she really wanted to go to Russia... She was born there.
Friday 7th of March 2014 07:25:17 AM
Can't feel my ears or my toes. #donewiththiswinter
<a href="http://www.whosay.com/l/NuF7VuG" target="_blank">http://www.whosay.com/l/NuF7VuG</a>
Tuesday 4th of March 2014 09:55:13 AM
"I made a terrible mistake. A stupid mistake" @KerryKennedyRFK talks about the trial & US justice @nbcnightlynews tonite
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Monday 3rd of March 2014 05:48:48 PM
The view never gets old. #Cornell #PCCW2014
<a href="http://www.whosay.com/l/FiU7Uo5" target="_blank">http://www.whosay.com/l/FiU7Uo5</a>
Saturday 1st of March 2014 02:40:05 PM
A few weeks ago we reported on the two little words that can cost Medicare patients thousands. Tonight- we update on Nightly News. And here is expanded coverage from NBCNews.com. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-avoid-two-words-cost-thousands-medicare-bills-n38281" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-avoid-two-words-cost-thousands-medicare-bills-n38281</a>
How to Avoid the Two Words that Cost Thousands in Medicare Bills - NBC News
It’s not something they teach doctors in medical school. And it’s probably not something you’d know to look for if you were suddenly rushed to the hospital i...
Tuesday 25th of February 2014 05:37:32 PM
I have become a fan of "sour" beer this winter. This one from Druther's in Saratoga Springs.
<a href="http://www.whosay.com/l/SMh7PF8" target="_blank">http://www.whosay.com/l/SMh7PF8</a>
Monday 17th of February 2014 06:20:10 PM
Walked thru blizzard conditions, rolling suitcases through snow and puddles. But this makes it all ok.
<a href="http://www.whosay.com/l/Uul7O0x" target="_blank">http://www.whosay.com/l/Uul7O0x</a>
Thursday 13th of February 2014 08:39:27 PM
Testing out something new @NextMusicShow
Friday 7th of February 2014 12:38:21 PM
We lead with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman tonight on NBC Nightly News... such a tragic loss of someone so talented. We'll also look at the epidemic of heroin in the nation. We're also reporting on that new study about childhood and weight; preps in Sochi; Dylan Farrow's allegations against Woody Allen and an uplifting story you won't want to miss. Get your news fix-- and then you're allowed to switch over to you know what.
Sunday 2nd of February 2014 06:26:55 PM
We've had so much reaction to this piece. We're now working on follow up stories. I've read through all of your comments posted a couple weeks ago and thanks for those. If anyone challenged Medicare over an "observation status" stay and won, please let us know.
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.
Wednesday 22nd of January 2014 12:19:52 PM
OK I need a little help. Who saw the Beatles live and in person in Feb 1964 when they came to the US for the first time? I know you're out there! Saw them at JFK? or in NYC? At the Ed Sullivan show? Please pass this post around and let's see if we can find someone who has a great Beatles '64 story. Extra points if you somehow (in a pre-phone-world) took PHOTOS!
Friday 17th of January 2014 07:23:22 PM
MJ Bricout spent 3 days in a hospital after breaking her leg. On her chart, the doctor wrote the words "under observation". Technically, she was not an inpatient. That means Medicare won't cover her $28,000 in rehabilitation. She's had to move to where her son lives to save money. Tonight on NBC Nightly News we explore this phenomenon of hospitals putting patients "under observation" and why it happens.
Thursday 9th of January 2014 03:24:49 PM
My "Anchorman" moment: First day as an anchor at KOAT in Albuquerque NM... I fumbled and dropped the mic that was on my shirt. So the first word anyone heard me say was not a great word. Here's Hoda's worst Anchorman moment: <a href="http://pagesix.com/2013/12/16/hoda-kotb-reveals-her-worst-anchorman-moment/" target="_blank">http://pagesix.com/2013/12/16/hoda-kotb-reveals-her-worst-anchorman-moment/</a>
Tuesday 17th of December 2013 10:13:51 AM
Here's a terrific way to get into the holiday mood... MUSIC. Great music. Courtesy of my husband, the tastemaker. <a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2013/12/14/x-mas-2013/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2013/12/14/x-mas-2013/</a>
X Mas 2013 | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New Favorite Thing
Meiko – Wonderful Christmastime Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Walking in a Winter Wonderland Jon Lajoie – Merry Christmas Exclamation Point Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Dev – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Kelly Clarkson – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Mary J Blige – This Christmas Big Bad Vood...
Monday 16th of December 2013 03:35:39 PM
For those interested... The families from Newtown have asked that we share their website: <a href="http://mysandyhookfamily.org/." target="_blank">http://mysandyhookfamily.org/.</a> There is a lot of information here about how to support the families, through various foundations and scholarship funds. Another group that many of the families support is <a href="http://mysandyhookfamily.org/." target="_blank">http://mysandyhookfamily.org/.</a>
Home - My Sandy Hook Family
This website is intended to serve as a singular place of sharing, communication, and contact with the families of those who lost their lives that day.
Friday 13th of December 2013 01:01:14 PM
This morning I am so deeply thankful that my kids are healthy and happy. It has been painful to speak with families who lost loved ones at Newtown last year, but we are glad to be able to honor them again and to encourage viewers to remember them at this difficult time and give them support. I will attach the video piece here from this morning's Today show. It is difficult to watch. It was difficult to produce. But I think you'll also be as inspired as I was by their stories. And as my husband always says- "If you love someone, hug them right now." <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/53819877#53819877" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/53819877#53819877</a>
Families speak one year after Sandy Hook shooting
Video on Today: NBC’s Kate Snow talks to three families who lost a loved one in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. about how they continue to remember and honor those lost.
Friday 13th of December 2013 10:04:44 AM
Our piece from this morning about the real life "Lone Survivor". On a personal note-- I highly recommend the film, though it is quite painful to watch in parts. I'm no film critic, but I would think it will be an Oscar contender.
Meet the real ‘Lone Survivor’
Video on Today: In light of the upcoming film starring Mark Wahlberg, based on the true story of the failed Navy Seals Mission in Afghanistan: “Operation Red Wings,” NBC’s Kate Snow talks with the former soldier behind the inspiration for the movie, Marcus Luttrell, and the man who saved his life.
Tuesday 10th of December 2013 12:58:07 PM
The best perk of anchoring Nightly News on Thanksgiving? My kids got a front row seat from our warm offices!
Thursday 28th of November 2013 03:34:54 PM
This is the most beautiful video I've seen today... Makes you stop for a moment and be thankful for the beauty. Take just a moment. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8YaMK4-MYg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8YaMK4-MYg</a>
Thursday 28th of November 2013 02:28:42 PM
Two mothers who were spending a Saturday at the mall with their kids... suddenly trapped in a terrorist attack. Tonight they speak out extensively to Dateline. Here's a blog I wrote about meeting them. <a href="http://insidedateline.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/21/21567388-terror-at-the-mall-kate-snow-recounts-a-mothers-nightmare?lite" target="_blank">http://insidedateline.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/21/21567388-terror-at-the-mall-kate-snow-recounts-a-mothers-nightmare?lite</a>
Terror at the Mall: Kate Snow Recounts a Mother's Nightmare
By: Kate Snow, NBC News
Friday 22nd of November 2013 04:17:10 PM
More than 2 million families are looking to adopt. Today, one family outside Chicago shared what they went through in order to adopt-- years of paperwork, dead ends and struggle- but all worth it in the end. <a href="http://t.co/waN88WFzup" target="_blank">http://t.co/waN88WFzup</a> #adoptionTODAY
Adoption challenges: It's worth it -- but it's not easy - TODAY.com
When a couple struggles with infertility, their well-meaning friends and family might say to them, “Why don’t you just adopt?” If only it...
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 02:25:53 PM
She did it!! Tatyana McFadden just won the NYC Marathon, completing a first-ever Grand Slam. Congratulations Tatyana! <a href="http://t.co/JVljIPdDLd" target="_blank">http://t.co/JVljIPdDLd</a>
Tatyana McFadden wins New York City Marathon, completes Grand Slam
NEW YORK — Ten-time Paralympic track medalist Tatyana McFadden capped an precedented year of road racing by winning the New York City Marathon wheelchair event Sunday. McFadden, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, with spina bifida that left her paralyzed from the waist down, became the first person to…
Sunday 3rd of November 2013 11:21:37 AM
In the Chicago area this weekend? Come on out! A great band for a great cause... playing in the northwest suburbs.
<a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2013/10/24/charity-concert-with-the-modern-electric-2/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2013/10/24/charity-concert-with-the-modern-electric-2/</a>
Charity Concert with The Modern Electric | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New...
We are raising money for the John G. Breault Memorial Scholarship . We are graciously accepting donations toward the John G. Breault Scholarship Fund by credit card via PayPal OR by check.
Friday 1st of November 2013 11:39:42 PM
This morning my daughter's first question was "Did she win?". No, Malala did not win a Nobel Peace Prize. But the 16 year old Pakistani girl has already made a lasting impact on my daughter and millions more like her. See our story on Nightly News, coming up shortly.
Friday 11th of October 2013 06:02:15 PM
Billionaire Jeff Bezos tells me: "Someday, I don't know how many years in the future, could be decades, but I think printed newspapers on actual paper may be a luxury item. Sort of, like you know, we-- people still have horses but it's not their primary way of commuting to the office." <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/53101083#53101083" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/53101083#53101083</a>
Jeff Bezos: Newspapers may become a ‘luxury item’
Video on Today: The Amazon.com founder and CEO talks to NBC News’ Kate Snow about the latest Amazon Kindle, the future of newspapers and how he decides to split his time between his many projects.
Wednesday 25th of September 2013 08:13:40 AM
Our series on "re-homing" and adoption in collaboration with Reuters has drawn a lot of reaction. Many policy groups are now calling for further investigation, new legislation or regulation. I apologize that I can't keep up with the message boards. But please know that we felt strongly that this issue needed to be exposed. More on NBC Nightly News at 6:30.
Tuesday 10th of September 2013 04:59:50 PM
Here is our piece from this morning's Today Show.
Adoptive parents: ‘Re-homing’ is a ‘hard bridge to cross’
Video on Today: Gary and Lisa Barnes adopted Anna from a Russian orphanage at age 11, but said her severe behavioral problems led them to an online “re-homing” chat room where people can solicit adopted children. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Tuesday 10th of September 2013 12:30:18 PM
Here is last night's piece from Nightly News. I thank Nora for sharing her deeply personal story and am so glad she's doing well now. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52966445/#52966445" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52966445/#52966445</a>
Parents use underground network to hand off unwanted adopted children
Video on msnbc.com: The process is called “rehoming” and it happens when parents drop off their unwanted internationally adopted children with other families. Hear one adoptee’s personal tale. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Tuesday 10th of September 2013 12:29:09 PM
Here is our piece from this morning on Today.
Adoptive parents swap kids via underground network
Video on Today: What happens when American parents adopt internationally and find the challenges of raising an adoptive child overwhelming? Some are turning to underground online chat rooms, where they can advertise their child and send him or her to a new home. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Monday 9th of September 2013 08:55:30 AM
Here is more about Nora Gateley, who you just met on the Today Show. What a remarkable young woman. She decided to speak out to us for the first time about what happened to her because she wants to shine a light on the practice of "re-homing".
Adopted girl says mother forced her to dig her own grave
Editor's Note: Today's stories are the first in a series of online and broadcast reports on adoption by Reuters and NBC News. A Tennessee woman says that when her adoptive parents gave her away to new parents at age 14, she and 17 other adoptive kids in her “nightmarish&rd …
Monday 9th of September 2013 08:25:08 AM
Do you remember that story about an American woman who put her Russian adopted child on a plane back to Moscow with a note pinned to him saying she couldn't care for him? It gets worse. This morning on the Today Show we are launching an investigation in cooperation with Reuters investigative unit examining an underground internet universe where some adoptive parents place want-ads to get rid of international kids
Monday 9th of September 2013 06:04:39 AM
Here are some great photos from our shoot with Amanda Lindhout in Canada. Her story of surviving a kidnapping in Somalia airs Friday night.
Former freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout gives her first in depth interview about her 2008 kidnapping in Somalia and her incredible story of survival, this Friday, September 6 on Dateline. Kate Snow reports.
Thursday 5th of September 2013 05:45:04 PM
I'm back after a much-needed vacation where I spent a lot of time just being a mom. So I've been thinking a lot about the power of a mother's love. This Friday we have a story that really is about that at its core. It is Amanda Lindhout's incredible story of survival and the story of her mother's efforts to free her. You may remember we first profiled Amanda in the summer of 2011 on Today (below). On Friday- she tells the whole story of being taken in Somalia and held for more than a year. <a href="http://www.today.com/video/today/44031734#44031734" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/video/today/44031734#44031734</a>
Woman seized in Somalia returns to help
Video on Today: A Canadian woman returns to Somalia to help fight the devastating famine plaguing the African nation, despite having previously been held prisoner in the country for 460 agonizing days. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 11:49:34 AM
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Saturday 17th of August 2013 06:28:58 PM
I've spent some time in Moore, OK this week. Today was back to school day and they had therapy dogs on hand for the kids. Our piece airs on Nightly News shortly.
Friday 16th of August 2013 05:52:22 PM
Question for you all... Anyone out there seen this new live panda cam? It's at the Chengdu Research Base in China, which we visited back in December 2012 for a piece on Rock Center. Would you sit and watch live pandas for hours?? What's with our obsession? <a href="http://live.ipanda.com/" target="_blank">http://live.ipanda.com/</a>
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:57:17 AM
Here is our profile of a wonderful camp called "Camp to Belong" where kids in foster care are reunited with siblings for a week of summer camp. <a href="http://nbcnews.to/16s04dv" target="_blank">http://nbcnews.to/16s04dv</a>
Forging a connection between reunited siblings
Video on msnbc.com: Camp to Belong welcomes siblings who have been separated by the foster care system, giving them the opportunity to share memories with one another and meet kids who are in similar situations. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Wednesday 7th of August 2013 11:54:19 AM
A friend of mine in the US just expressed shock when I said I was waiting for a baby. No not MINE. The future king or queen of England! More on the waiting game from last night's Nightly News...
Boy or girl, the Queen just hopes baby ‘arrives soon’
Video on msnbc.com: The baby Kate is carrying will shape the future of the monarchy, with new rules of succession replacing the old. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Thursday 18th of July 2013 10:51:00 AM
Remember Scout? Atticus? Boo Radley? The woman who made them famous only wrote one book. Now, at 87, she's suing her book agent. Her lawyers say she was "duped" out of potentially millions.
Author Harper Lee suing over ‘Mockingbird’ royalties
Video on Today: The author of one of America’s most beloved novels, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” has filed a lawsuit, contending her literary agent convinced her to sign over the copyright for the book in 2007, giving him control of millions in royalties. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.
Thursday 11th of July 2013 04:17:49 PM
Our piece this morning on why the Cleveland survivors chose to speak out in this way, releasing their own video. They have taken control of their own story.
Experts: Video empowers former Cleveland captives
Video on Today: The first public video appearance released by the three women held captive in Cleveland for a decade has gone viral, and experts are saying it’s a way of telling the perpetrator “you didn’t ruin my spirit” and could change the way trauma survivors communicate. NBC’s Kate Snow reports...
Wednesday 10th of July 2013 08:45:11 AM
I'll be celebrating the holiday by anchoring the Today Show tomorrow & Friday. Lots of news out of Egypt. We're also on the hunt for trending topics so let me know if you see any great viral items or videos tonight.
Wednesday 3rd of July 2013 05:50:17 PM
This video really captures the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters is having nationwide... with a great soundtrack from Eve!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Rlr-J5gcbW4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Rlr-J5gcbW4</a>
Big Brothers Big Sisters Reunite Now Conference Opener
Tuesday 25th of June 2013 02:25:26 PM
Just after our Rock Center piece aired about the problem of sexual abuse of foreign exchange students, here under the auspices of a State Department program, there were changes made. The State Department shut down one of the organizations we had profiled. Huge shout out to the incomparable Anna Schecter, who produced this piece after months of digging.
<a href="http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/07/13711437-state-department-suspends-student-exchange-organization-in-the-wake-of-rock-center-report?lite" target="_blank">http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/07/13711437-state-department-suspends-student-exchange-organization-in-the-wake-of-rock-center-report?lite</a>
State Department suspends student exchange organization in the wake of Rock Center report
By Anna SchecterRock Center The State Department has punished a student exchange organization in the wake of a Rock Center probe which examined cases of sexual abuse of high school foreign exchange students.
Friday 21st of June 2013 03:46:30 PM
In May 2012 we aired this report about girls soccer and the risk of concussions. We heard from schools and soccer clubs who were moved to change their policies after our report. Many are now providing baseline testing and regulating how long players must sit out after a head injury. None of the girls we featured in this story are playing soccer now. Unfortunately, many are still struggling with medical issues. For example, Jenna missed school from Nov-March this year. Some have stayed involved- managing or coaching.
<a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/47364208#47364208" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/47364208#47364208</a>
Contact Sport: Girls sidelined by soccer concussions
Video on msnbc.com: In sports that both boys and girls play, studies show girls are reporting nearly twice as many concussions. Concussions reported by female soccer players account for the second greatest amount of all concussions reported by youth athletes. Rock Center’s Kate Snow reports.
Friday 21st of June 2013 12:46:56 PM
On this final day of Rock Center, I thought it would also be appropriate to update you on some of the stories we've done that have caused change. To start, yesterday lawmakers in Michigan approved four million dollars for testing of rape kits that had sat on a warehouse shelf for years. Prosecutor Kym Worthy says our report prompted this action. Here are parts one and two of our original reporting.
Part one: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/50829485#50829485" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/50829485#50829485</a>
Part two: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/50829485#50829485" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/50829485#50829485</a>
Detroit prosecutor vows justice to rape victims
Video on msnbc.com: Prosecutor Kym Worthy has seen her share of grisly crime, but even she was shocked by a discovery in 2009 at a former police storage warehouse, where stacks of dusty boxes were found containing thousands of untested rape kits, some decades old. Rock Center’s Kate Snow reports.
Friday 21st of June 2013 11:44:11 AM
Our shoot with Celeste Corcoran, survivor of Boston Marathon bombing
Friday 21st of June 2013 11:39:53 AM
Our full piece from Friday on Cesar Millan.
Bitten by tragedy, Cesar Millan returns wiser
Video on msnbc.com: Millions know Cesar Millan as the star of the hit TV show "The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan." He created an empire training the unruly dogs most people avoid. What many do not know is how Millan almost lost everything and his struggle to rebuild his life. Rock Center’s Kate Sn...
Monday 17th of June 2013 11:38:15 AM
"I took a whole bunch of pills." Cesar Millan-- known to millions from his hit show "The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan", which ran 9 seasons on National Geographic Channel-- opens up about hitting bottom, depression, and trying to end it all. Friday Rock Center 10pm ET, 9pm CT.
<a href="http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/12/18918537-bitten-by-tragedy-cesar-millan-returns-wiser-as-leader-of-the-pack?lite" target="_blank">http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/12/18918537-bitten-by-tragedy-cesar-millan-returns-wiser-as-leader-of-the-pack?lite</a>
Bitten by tragedy, Cesar Millan returns wiser as 'Leader of the Pack'
By Kurt Schlosser, Glen Dacy and Jamie FarnsworthRock Center It's almost impossible to imagine Cesar Millan without his dogs. For nine seasons, he starred as the
Thursday 13th of June 2013 11:43:44 AM
Listen to this amazing Edele cover and then come see them live tonight! Wild Adriatic plays Chris' charity concert at Captain Lawrence brewery at 7:30 tonite. <a href="http://allthingsnext.com/2013/06/10/wild-adriatic-live/" target="_blank">http://allthingsnext.com/2013/06/10/wild-adriatic-live/</a>
Wild Adriatic Live | All Things Next: Helping You Find Your Next New Favorite Thing
Don’t miss this band. Don’t. So get your tickets online right now. They are friends with Black Taxi and BT doesn’t hang out with you unless you absolutely rock.
Thursday 13th of June 2013 08:26:15 AM
Our full report from this morning's Today show. A former Navy SEAL who lived with a secret and now finally feels free to be herself.
Ex-Navy SEAL speaks out on sex change
Video on Today: The military doesn’t allow transgendered service members, so Kristin Beck, formerly Christopher, had to wait until retiring from service in 2011 to go public with her “whole new life.” She has written a book detailing her transformation.
Friday 7th of June 2013 03:26:01 PM
It's been a long week in Moore, OK... particularly for Amy Simpson, principal of Plaza Towers Elementary, where 7 students were lost. Tonight she and her teachers speak to Rock Center about the nightmare they've been through, how they did their jobs, why there wasn't an underground shelter at the school and how they more forward in the midst of grief.
Friday 24th of May 2013 12:05:40 PM