>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT, THE NEW U.S. INTELLIGENCE
INDICATING
THE CRIPPLING ATTACK ON THE
WORLD’S OIL SUPPLY
ORIGINATED FROM IRAN.
WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP
IS SAYING TONIGHT ABOUT THE
POTENTIAL FOR
WAR AFTER WARNING THE U.S. IS
LOCKED AND LOADED.
THE GLOBAL SHOCKWAVE, OIL PRICES
SEEING A RECORD SPIKE.
HOW IT AFFECTS THE PRICE YOU PAY
AT THE PUMP.
>>>A DEADLY GAS EXPLOSION, A
FIREFIGHTER KILLED AND
HIS BROTHER, THE CHIEF
AMONG THE SIX
INJURED. THE BUILDING LEVELLED.
THE BLAST FELT MILES
HIS EX-TRAINER MEETS WITH
THE NFL
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. HOW THE SUPER STAR IS
RESPONDING.
>>>THE NEW CAST MEMBER FIRED BY
“SNL” THE RACIST AND
HOMOPHOBIC REMARKS THAT SURFACED
ON TAPE RIGHT AFTER IT
WAS ANNOUNCED HE WAS JOINING THE LATE NIGHT
INSTITUTION.
>>>CLIMATE IN CRISIS, MY
PERSONAL JOURNEY TO
ONE OF ALASKA’S GLACIERS.
I SHOWED YOU A PICTURE
OF MY GRANDMOTHER STANDING
ON THIS
LAKE WILL WE SEE A PICTURE
LIKE THAT
AGAIN? >>NATURE’S WONDERS
MELTING AWAY BEFORE
OUR EYES >>>A DREAM THAT
TURNED INTO A
REAL LIFE NIGHTMARE. WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR
WHAT A BRIDE TO BE DID
IN HER SLEEP >>Announcer: THIS IS
“NBC
NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING,
EVERYONE. THE WEEKEND ATTACK ON
SAUDI OIL
FIELDS IS BECOMING LESS OF A WHO
DONE IT TONIGHT AND
FOR THE UNITED STATES, MORE OF
A WHAT TO
DO ABOUT IT. EVIDENCE ANALYZED BY
U.S.
INTELLIGENCE IS BELIEVED TO
POINT TOWARD IRAN AS
THE CULPRIT BUT THE CASE ISN’T
CLOSED AND
WITH SO MUCH OF THE WORLD’S OIL
SUPPLY HANGING IN THE
BALANCE, WHITE HOUSE OPTIONS TO
RETALIATE
MAY BE LIMITED OUR CHIEF FOREIGN
AFFAIRS
CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCHELL
HAS DETAILS.
>>Reporter: AS THE WORLD’S
LARGEST OIL FIELDS
SMOLDER FROM ATTACK IN SAUDI ARABIA
SHUTTING
DOWN 6% OF THE WORLD’S OIL
SUPPLY, THE DAMAGE
SEEN IN SATELLITE IMAGES
PRESIDENT TRUMP
TONIGHT LEANING TOWARD BLAMING IRAN.
>>WELL, IT’S LOOKING
THAT WAY WE’LL HAVE PRETTY GOOD
— WE’LL
HAVE SOME VERY STRONG STUDIES
DONE BUT CERTAINLY
LOOKING THAT WAY AT THIS MOMENT,
AND WE’LL
LET YOU KNOW. >>Reporter: U.S.
INTELLIGENCE INDICATES
THE ATTACKS ORIGINATED
FROM IRAN,
THREE SOURCES FAMILIAR WITH THE
INTELLIGENCE TELL NBC
NEWS BUT THE BRITISH SAY
THE PICTURE
IS NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR, AND
TONIGHT, IRAN IS
DENYING RESPONSIBILITY
IRAN-BACKED REBELS IN
YEMEN FIGHTING SAUDI FORCES
CLAIMED
THEY DID IT, BUT THE SAUDIS SAY
INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS
HAVE INDICATED THE WEAPONS
USED IN
THE ATTACK WERE IRANIAN AND NOT
LAUNCHED FROM YEMEN.
WILL THE U.S. RETALIATE AGAINST
IRAN
>>DO I WANT WAR I DON’T WANT WAR WITH
ANYBODY.
I’M SOMEBODY THAT WOULD LIKE NOT
TO HAVE WAR.
WE HAVE THE STRONGEST MILITARY
IN THE WORLD BUT I
DON’T WANT WAR WITH ANYBODY BUT
WE’RE
PREPARED MORE THAN ANYBODY.
>>Reporter: TODAY THE
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MET
WITH THE PRESIDENT
THERE ARE MILITARY OPTIONS.
>>YOU CERTAINLY COULD
STRIKE REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS,
CORE
SITES. YOU COULD HIT BASES.
YOU COULD HIT VARIOUS
SITES THAT MILITARY IS AWARE OF
>>Reporter: OTHER
OPTIONS A U.S. CYBER ATTACK
AGAINST IRAN
OR TARGETING IRANIAN SHIPS.
THE ATTACK LIKELY
KILLS ANY CHANCE PRESIDENT TRUMP
WOULD
HOLD A HISTORIC FIRST MEETING
WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT
ROUHANI AT THE U.N. NEXT WEEK
TONIGHT DEMOCRATS IN
CONGRESS TELL NBC NEWS THEY ARE
NOT
DISPUTING THE INTELLIGENCE
POINTING TO IRAN,
WHICH THE U.S. MAY DECLASSIFIED TO
PERSUADE
AMERICA’S ALLIES AND THE
PRESIDENT SAYS HE MAY
SEND SECRETARY OF STATE
POMPEO TO
SAUDI ARABIA APPARENTLY TO
COORDINATE A
RESPONSE LESTER
>>ANDREA MITCHELL
TONIGHT, THANK YOU.
>>>THERE IS WORD FOR
AMERICANS CONCERNED THIS ATTACK
ON THE OIL
FIELDS COULD SEND GAS PRICES
HIGHER AFTER OIL
PRICES JUMPED TODAY.
NBC’S TOM COSTELLO HAS
BEEN LOOKING INTO THAT.
TOM, HAVE WE SEEN ANY
IMPACT YET?
>>Reporter: LESTER,
GOOD EVENING PUMP PRICES TODAY ARE
STABLE BUT
MOST ANALYSTS DO PREDICT WE WILL
SEE GAS PRICES JUMP
LIKE 10 TO 25 CENTS A GALLON OVER
THE
COMING WEEKS AS SAUDI ARABIA
TRIES TO RECOVER FROM
THE ATTACKS.
THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
RIGHT NOW $2.55 A GALLON
IT WILL BE A LOT MORE
OUT ON THE WEST COAST, LESS DOWN
SOUTH.
HERE IS GOOD NEWS, WE ARE NOW
PAYING ON AVERAGE 30
CENTS LESS PER GALLON THAN A YEAR
AGO.
IN ADDITION, THE UNITED STATES
PRODUCES MORE OIL THAN
SAUDI ARABIA
THAT MAKES US FAR LESS
DEPENDENT ON OIL THAN YEARS PAST
AND
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE’LL TAP
THE PETROLEUM RESERVE
IF NECESSARY TO STABILIZE
GAS PRICES
THE UNITED STATES PUMP PRICES
WILL BE EXPOSED TO AND
VULNERABLE TO THE WORLD OIL
MARKET AND THAT COULD
SEND PUMP PRICES EVEN HIGHER
LESTER
>>TOM WATCHING THE OIL PRICES
TONIGHT, THANK YOU.
>>>IN MAINE TODAY A SCENE OF
COMPLETE DESTRUCTION
AFTER A BUILDING EXPLODED
KILLING THE
FIRE CAPTAIN AND INJURING SIX
OTHER PEOPLE INCLUDING
HIS BROTHER, THE FIRE
CHIEF.
OFFICIALS SUSPECTING A PROPANE
OR NATURAL GAS LEAK AS
THE CAUSE.
RON ALLEN IS THERE
WITH THE LATEST.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT A
SCENE OF UTTER DEVASTATION
LEAVING A
SMALL AMERICAN TOWN LOOKING MORE
LIKE A WAR ZONE.
THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY AN
EARLY MORNING
EXPLOSION FROM A SUSPECTED GAS LEAK.
>>I HAVEN’T HEARD
ANYTHING THAT LOUD AROUND HERE EVER.
>>Reporter: THE
DEADLY BLAST IN FARMINGTON RIPPED
THROUGH THE OFFICES OF
A NONPROFIT CALLED LEAP
THEY SERVE PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES IT REOPENED THE OFFICE
TWO
MONTHS AGO AFTER EXTENSIVE
RENOVATIONS.
>>I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT
EVERYONE WAS GONE.
THAT’S ALL I COULD THINK.
>>Reporter: RESIDENTS
MILES AWAY FELT AND HEARD
THE
EXPLOSION, AND FOUND FALLING
DEBRIS
BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES
REVEALING THE EXTENT
OF THE DESTRUCTION.
>>I SPENT A YEAR IN
IRAQ AS CLOSE AS I CAN EXPLAIN
IT
IT WAS TOTAL DEVASTATION.
>>Reporter:
FORTUNATELY INVESTIGATORS SAY
MANAGER EVACUATED THE
BUILDING WHEN HE SMELLED GAS.
BUT A FIREFIGHTER
CAPTAIN MICHAEL BELL AGE 68
APPARENTLY
INVESTIGATING THE LEAK WAS
KILLED
TODAY A SOLEMN PROCESSION FOR HIS
REMANS
BELL’S BROTHER FIRE CHIEF TERRY
BELL WAS AMONG THE SIX
INJURED. >>ALL OF US ARE ONE
BIG FAMILY
WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER,
ESPECIALLY IN A SMALL
TOWN. IT AFFECTS US
TREMENDOUSLY
>>Reporter: MAINE’S GOVERNOR
ORDERED FLAGS FLOWN AT
HALF STAFF AS INVESTIGATORS
TRY TO
FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THIS
EXPLOSION.
THE SMALL CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY
WILL COME TOGETHER FOR
A VIGIL TO SUPPORT THE VICTIMS
AND
FAMILIES AND THANKFUL MORE LIVES
WEREN’T LOST
LESTER >>RON ALLEN, THANK
YOU.
>>>ALMOST 50,000 UNIONIZED
WORKERS AT GENERAL
MOTORS REMAIN ON STRIKE TONIGHT
AFTER WALKING
OFF THE JOB AT DOZENS OF GM
LOCATIONS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. ANN THOMPSON IS IN
DETROIT NOW
WITH THE LATEST ON THE TALKS.
>>Reporter: DEFIANT
AT THE GATES OF GM, MORE THAN
48,000
UNITED WORKERS ON THE PICKET LINE AT 31
PLANTS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. >>THIS IS FOR THE
FUTURE FOR
ALL OF US. >>Reporter: AMONG THE
ISSUES,
THE IDLING OF FOUR PLANTS IN THE U.S.
INCLUDING THE DETROIT
ASSEMBLY PLANT SLATED TO BE SHUT DOWN IN
JANUARY.
>>WE’RE ASKING FOR DECENT WAGES, JOB
SECURITY AND TEMPORARY
WORKERS THAT NEED TO BE PERMANENT.
>>Reporter: LAST YEAR
GM HAULED IN $12 BILLION IN
PROFITS, A DECADE
AFTER IT FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY
THE AUTO MAKER MADE A
STRONG OFFER, A FOUR-YEAR
CONTRACT WITH
WAGE OR LUMP SUM INCREASES.
$7 BILLION IN
INVESTMENTS, 5400 JOBS AND SOLUTIONS FOR
THOSE
IDLED PLANTS IN MICHIGAN AND
OHIO
TODAY, AS USUAL, STRIKING GM
WORKER DAVE MICHAELS,
A SINGLE DAD, PICKED UP HIS
TEENAGE SON
FROM SCHOOL. WHAT DO YOU HOPE HE
LEARNS FROM
WATCHING YOU ON STRIKE
>>STAND UP FOR WHAT
YOU BELIEVE IN.
>>Reporter: IT COMES
WITH A COST.
AT $250 A WEEK, STRIKE
PAY IS A FRACTION OF WHAT HE
EARNS.
HOW LONG CAN YOU STAY OUT?
>>NOT VERY LONG.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT, GM SAYS
THE TWO SIDES ARE
TALKING AND ITS GOAL IS TO REACH
AN
AGREEMENT THAT BUILDS A STRONGER
FUTURE FOR EMPLOYEES
AND ITS BUSINESS
THERE ARE NO
INDICATIONS OF WHEN THAT AGREEMENT WILL BE
REACHED.
ANN THOMPSON, NBC NEWS, DETROIT.
>>>THERE IS A MAJOR
DEVELOPMENT TONIGHT IN THE
NATION’S DEADLY
OPIOID CRISIS. PURDUE PHARMA THE
MAKER OF
OXY CO OXYCONTIN FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY TO
FORCE A SETTLEMENT ON
2,000 LAWSUITS KATE SNOW REPORTS.
>>Reporter: WITH THE
BANKRUPTCY FILING LAWSUITS
AGAINST PURDUE
WILL BE PUT ON HOLD. THE FIRST STEP TOWARD
WHAT THE
COMPANY AND OWNERS, THE SACKLERS
CALL A $10 BILLION
SETTLEMENT. BUT TODAY, RESISTANCE.
>>THIS PROPOSED DEAL
ISN’T WORTH NEARLY WHAT THEY
SAY IT
IS IT DOESN’T REQUIRE THE
SACKLERS
TO PAY BACK A DIME OF THE
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS
THEY SUCKED OUT OF PURDUE
>>Reporter: THE
MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL, ONE
OF 25 THAT
REJECT THE IDEA OF SETTLING WITH
PERDUE
ON THE OTHER SIDE, 29 ATTORNEYS
GENERAL WHO SUPPORT
THE DEAL INCLUDING STATES LIKE
OHIO AND
WEST VIRGINIA WHERE OPIOIDS
FLOODED IN
PURDUE’S CHAIRMAN CHOSE NOT TO
SPEND ALL THEIR MONEY
BATTLING LAWSUITS.
>>WE THINK THE BEST
ANSWER IS PUT THE COMPANY ON THE
TABLE,
HAVE A SETTLEMENT SO THAT ALL OF
THE VALUE CAN AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE GO TO THE
UNFORTUNATE
VICTIMS OF THE OPIOID CRISIS.
>>Reporter: ON
FRIDAY, NEW YORK’S ATTORNEY
GENERAL SAID IN
A COURT FILING SHE FOUND AT
LEAST $1 BILLION IN
WIRE TRANSFERS BY THE
SACKLER FAMILY
FUELING CLAIMS THEY WERE TRYING
TO HIDE ASSETS
A SACKLER REPRESENTATIVE DENIED
THOSE CLAIMS SAYING
THEY WERE DECADE-OLD TRANSFERS THAT WERE
PERFECTLY LEGAL AND
APPROPRIATE. THE FAMILY PLEDGED $3
BILLION OF
THEIR OWN MONEY CALLING IT A
HISTORIC STEP TO
ADDRESS A TRAGIC PUBLIC HEALTH
SITUATION.
KATE SNOW, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK
>>>ANOTHER U.S.
SERVICE MEMBER WAS KILLED IN
AFGHANISTAN TODAY.
DETAILS ARE BEING WITHHELD
PENDING NOTIFICATION
OF THE FAMILY
THIS WAS THE 17th
AMERICAN KILLED IN COMBAT IN
AFGHANISTAN
MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, NEW
YORK
>>>WE ARE TRACKING A NEW
TROPICAL THREAT, THE
SYSTEM MOVING FROM THE GULF
OUT OF THE
LOUISIANA AND TEXAS COAST.
IT’S EXPECTED TO BRING
FLOODING RAINS TO PARTS OF EAST
TEXAS
INCLUDING HOUSTON. SOME AREAS COULD SEE
OVER FIVE
INCHES >>>OUR WARMING PLANET
IS
CREATING NEW NORMALS ALMOST
EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK
BUT NO PLACE IS IT MORE APPARENT
THAN IN
NORTHERN REGIONS LIKE ALASKA
WHERE TEMPERATURES ARE
INCREASING AT TWICE THE RATE OF OTHER
PLACES
I TRAVELED TO ALASKA OVER THE
WEEKEND TO GET SOME
PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON A
CLIMATE IN
CRISIS HUMBLING IN ITS
MASSIVE SCALE
AND GRANDEUR, EVERY TURN A
POSTCARD
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE ALASKA
BUT TONIGHT SCIENTISTS
ARE WARNING THIS RUGGED
BEAUTY IS A
TROUBLING REALITY, ALASKA IS
MELTING.
THIS SUMMER, FOREST FIRES
SCORCHED MORE THAN 2.5
MILLION ACRES.
ANCHORAGE HIT 90
DEGREES FOR THE FIRST TIME.
>>THIS IS DEFINITELY
A THREAT FOR THE STABILITY OF
THE WAY
THAT WE LIVE OUR LIVES RIGHT
NOW.
>>I LIVED IN ALASKA FOR FOUR
YEARS AS A CHILD
MY FATHER WAS STATIONED HERE IN
THE AIR FORCE.
I WANT TO TAKE YOU TO A PLACE WE
USED TO GO AS A FAMILY
THAT I THINK ILLUSTRATES THE
CHANGE
WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. MY DESTINATION,
PORTAGE LAKE
LAST TIME I CAME HERE I THINK
WAS 1970
THIS IS A PHOTO OF MY GRANDMOTHER AT THE
SAME SPOT.
THAT’S ME PLAYING IN THE
BACKGROUND
THE LAKE BACK THEN WAS FILLED
WITH ICE CHUNKS AND
JUST BEYOND WAS PORTAGE GLACIER,
BUT NO
MORE PORTAGE GLAZEHAS
RECEDED MORE THAN
THREE MILES IN THE LAST CENTURY
YOU USED TO BE ABLE TO
SEE IT STANDING WHERE I AM
BUT NOW THE
ONLY WAY TO VIEW IT IS BY BOAT.
AFTER A 15-MINUTE
SCALE, PORTAGE GLACIERS FINALLY
REVEALS ITSELF
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT NOW, AT
SOME POINT IT RETREATS
INTO THE MOUNTAINS.
>>ABSOLUTELY.
AS LONG AS OUR WINTERS KEEP
GETTING WARMER, IT
WILL KEEP MOVING BACK.
>>Reporter: THESE
PICTURES SHOW HOW MUCH OF PORTAGE
HAS
DISAPPEARED SINCE 1914
MELTING GLACIERS
CONTRIBUTE TO RISING SEA LEVELS AND
WARMING
OCEANS. BUT JUST AS ALARMING
TO
SCIENTISTS HERE IN ALASKA IS
WHAT’S HAPPENING BELOW
GROUND THE WARMING EARTH IS
LITERALLY
CHANGING WHAT’S BENEATH OUR
FEET.
FOR MOST OF ALASKA THAT WOULD BE
PERMA FROST, A FROZEN
LAYER OF EARTH MADE UP OF SOIL AND GRAVEL
THE PERMA FROST IS
THAWING RAISING CONCERNS THE RELEASE
OF CARBON DIOXIDE AND
METHANE COULD LEAD TO MORE
WARMING.
JUST OUTSIDE FAIRBANKS I VENTURE
INTO A PLACE WHERE
TIME IS LITERALLY FROZEN
THE ARMY CORPS OF
ENGINEERS PERMAFROST TUNNELS
WHERE 40,000
YEARS OF EARTH’S HISTORY ARE
STUDIED, ICE, ANCIENT
GRASS AND WOOLLY MAMMOTH BONES
THE TUNNELS ORIGINALLY
BUILT IN THE ’60s TO STUDY
UNDERGROUND
CONSTRUCTION. >>NEED TO FEEL HOW
COLD IT IS.
>>YEAH, THAT’S — >>IT FEELS COLD.
>>THAT’S SOLID ICE.
>>Reporter: NOW THAT THAWING PERMA FROS
IS HEATING ROADS AND
SINKING HOUSES AS TEMPERATURES
RISE
IS IT HAPPENING AT A RAPID PACE
>>IT’S A LONG, STEADY
WARMING BUT THE LAST 20 OR 30
YEARS IN
THIS AREA, THAT WARMING
INCREASED QUITE A BIT.
>>Reporter: THE ALASKA OF MY CHILDHOOD
STILL REMAINS LARGELY
UNTOUCHED, YET ALARM BELLS ARE RINGING
HERE
I SHOWED YOU A PICTURE OF MY
GRANDMOTHER STANDING
ON THIS LAKE
WILL WE EVER SEE A
PICTURE LIKE THAT AGAIN
>>WE’LL SEE IT IN THE
PHOTO BOOKS.
WHAT WE HAVE IN THAT
PICTURE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
CONNECT WITH A
WILD NORTHERN LANDSCAPE AND
THAT’S WHAT STILL
DRAWS PEOPLE HERE TODAY.
>>IN THE LAST 60
YEARS, AN ESTIMATED 3.5
TRILLION
GALLONS OF WATER MELTED FROM
ALASKA’S GLACIERS.
WE’LL CONTINUE OUR REPORTING ON
A CLIMATE IN CRISIS
TOMORROW HERE ON “NIGHTLY
NEWS.”
>>>STILL AHEAD TONIGHT, THOUGH,
THE DANGER IN THE
WATER AND THE NEW TRAGEDY THAT HAS A
FAMILY
MOURNING THEIR DAUGHTER
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
>>>ALSO, A NEW CAST MEMBER OF
“SNL” FIRED OVER A
BACKLASH OF RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC
COMMENTS
HE MADE. >>>AND THE HIGHLY
UNUSUAL TWIS
>>>WE’RE BACK NOW WITH THE
FAMILY’S ANGUISH AFTER
THEIR 10-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
RARE BRAIN EATING
AMOEBA EXPERTS WARN CLIMATE
CHANGE MAY
INCREASE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING
SUCH DEADLY
INFECTIONS. HERE IS GABE
GUTIERREZ.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT, FRIENDS
AND FAMILY MOURNING
THE LOSS OF 10-YEAR-OLD LILY
HER AUNT WRITING ON
FACEBOOK SHE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
FOR NEARLY A WEEK
SUPPORTERS OFFERED PRAYERS IN CENTRAL
TEXAS AFTER THE GIRL
WENT SWIMMING IN A RIVER.
SHE CONTRACTED A RARE
BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA. AT THIS VIGIL HER
FATHER IS
DEVASTATED. >>IT’S HARD,
ESPECIALLY HARD
BEING THE ONE THAT’S SUPPOSED TO
HOLD EVERYBODY UP.
>>Reporter: IT’S A HEART
WRENCHING STRUGGLE
JEREMY AND JULIE LEWIS KNOW ALL
TOO WELL
THEIR SON KYLE DIED IN 2010 FROM
THE SAME INFECTION.
>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT YOUR
KIDS IN WATER, YOU
HAVE GOT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS OUT
THERE, AND
THAT IT’S A POSSIBILITY.
IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU,
IT HAPPENED TO US.
>>Reporter: AMOEBA IS
TYPICALLY FOUND IN WARM, FRESH
WATER.
IT’S NOT INFECTIOUS WHEN THE
WATER IS SWALLOWED,
ONLY WHEN FORCED UP THE NOSE
DURING
ACTIVITIES LIKE DIVING AND WATER
SKIING
WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT TO
TREAT?
>>IT RAPIDLY CAUSES A LOT OF
BRAIN DAMAGE, AND
UNLESS IT’S RECOGNIZED EARLY AND
TREATMENTS
ARE BROUGHT ON EARLY, IT CAN BE
FATAL VERY RAPIDLY.
>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE
CDC THE AMOEBA IS
OFTEN DEADLY IN MORE THAN A HALF
CENTURY,
THERE ARE 145 KNOWN CASES WITH
ONLY FOUR SURVIVORS.
LESTER >>GABE, THANK YOU.
>>>AN UPDATE ON THE
>>>BACK NOW WITH LATE WORD FROM
THE NEW YORK CITY
MEDICAL EXAMINER, RIC OCASEK
DIED FROM
HEART DISEASE AND EMPHYSEMA.
IN A STATEMENT
OCASEK’S WIFE OF 28 YEARS PAULINA
PORIZKOVA SAID HE HAD
BEEN RECUPERATING FROM SURGERY AT HOME.
RIC OCASEK WAS 75
YEARS OLD. >>>AND TONIGHT, A
DRAMATIC
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE FOR A COMIC
HIRED BY “SATURDAY
NIGHT LIVE” NOW FIRED OVER RACIST
AND
HOMOPHOBIC REMARKS. HERE IS STEPHANIE
GOSK
>>Reporter: TONIGHT, COMEDIAN
SHANE GILLIS IS OUT OF
A JOB. HIS OFFER TO JOIN
“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
RESCINDED AFTER DAYS OF BACKLASH OVER
RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC
SLURS HE USED DURING A PODCAST.
>>MAN, CHINATOWN IS
[ BLEEP ] NUTS >>Reporter: THE VIDEO
SURFACED
AFTER IT WAS ANNOUNCED GILLIS
WOULD JOIN THE “SNL”
CAST WITH THE FIRST COMEDIAN OF
EAST ASIAN
DESCENT. THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
CREATOR
WRITING WE HIRED SHANE ON THE
STRENGTH OF HIS TALENT
AS A COMEDIAN AND STRENGTH
OF HIS
TALENT AS A COMEDIAN AND
IMPRESSIVE AUDITION
FOR “SNL.” WE WERE NOT AWARE OF
HIS PRIOR
REMARKS. THE LANGUAGE HE USED
IS
OFFENSIVE, HURTFUL AND UNACCEPTABLE
31-YEAR-OLD GILLIS WHO
MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN
STANDUP FROM
NEW YORK TO L.A. RESPONDING TONIGHT
I’M A COMEDIAN FUNNY
ENOUGH TO GET “SNL.”
THAT CAN’T BE TAKEN
AWAY I UNDERSTAND IT WOULD
BE TOO
MUCH OF A DISTRACTION. I RESPECT THE DECISION
THEY
MADE I’M HONESTLY GRATEFUL
FOR THE
OPPORTUNITY. THE COVETED JOB ON
“SNL” THAT
APPEARS ON NBC NETWORKS LAUNCHED
COMEDIANS’ CAREERS FOR
DECADES. TONIGHT ONE COMEDIAN
HAD THE
CHANCE SLIP THROUGH HIS FINGERS.
STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>>ALL RIGHT, COMING
UP AFTER A BREAK, SHE DREAMED
ABOUT AN
ENGAGEMENT RING BUT WHAT
HAPPENED NEXT IS
>>>FINALLY TONIGHT, WHAT ONE
WOMAN’S DREAM LED HER
TO DO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT WITH HER
ENGAGEMENT RING. HERE IS GADI SCHWARTZ.
>>Reporter: FOR A
BRIDE TO BE DREAMING OF A ROCK ON YOUR
FINGER IS PRETTY
STANDARD UNLESS YOU’RE SOMEONE LIKE JENNA
EVANS.
>>I WAS HAVING AN ACTION-PACKED
EXCITING DREAM
VERY JAMES BOND. IN THE DREAM MY
FIANCEE TOLD ME
I NEEDED TO SWALLOW MY ENGAGEMENT RING IN
ORDER TO
PROTECT IT. >>Reporter: IN THE
MIDDLE OF
THE NIGHT SHE WENT INTO ACTION.
>>I SAT UP IN BED AND
I POPPED THE RING OFF, PUT IT
IN MY
MOUTH, TOOK A BIG DRINK OF WATER
AND SWALLOWED IT.
>>Reporter: A LITTLE GROGGY
SHE WASN’T SURE IF IT
REALLY HAPPENED. SHE WENT BACK TO
SLEEP, BUT IN THE
MORNING NO RING. >>I HAD TO WAKE MY
FIANCEE UP
AND TELL HIM THAT I HAD
SWALLOWED MY
ENGAGEMENT RING. >>Reporter: THEN CAME
THE
AWKWARD X-RAYS AT THE HOSPITAL
SHOWING HER DIAMOND IN
THE ROUGH.
>>MY ENGAGEMENT RING
JUST SITTING RIGHT THERE
WAITING TO
BE FOUND. >>Reporter: AFTER A
QUICK
PROCEDURE, OUT CAME THE RING
GOOD AS NEW PROVING
WHEN IT COMES TO DIAMONDS,
SOMETIMES
DREAMS DO COME TRUE. GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC
NEWS.
>>WHAT A STORY TO TELL
THAT IS “NIGHTLY
NEWS.” NEWS.”
I’M LESTER HOLT.
THANKS FOR WATCHING,