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NBC News 22 May 2020

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - May 22nd, 2020

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Beaches reopening for Memorial Day Weekend with restrictions, President Trump calls on governors to reopen ‘essential' houses of worship, and Brazil's coronavirus cases surge as hospitals overwhelmed.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).


President Trump's personal valet tests positive for coronavirus, Justice Department drops case against Michael Flynn, and 33 million Americans file for unemployment since the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Intro
01:40 Trump's Personal Valet Tests Positive For Coronavirus
03:07 White House Rejects CDC Guideline For Safe Reopening
03:47 Justice Dept Drops Criminal Case Against Michael Flynn
06:02 43 States Partially Reopening As New Hot Spots Emerge
06:27 New York: 2 In 3 New Cases In Patients Who Stayed Home
07:10 Anxiety & Frustration Mount Over Stay-At_home Orders
07:50 Meat Plants Linked To Hundreds Of Cases Reopening
08:46 Staggering Number Of Children Going Hungry
09:54 1 In 5 American Workers Unemployed Since Mid-March
12:25 Man Who Released Deadly Shooting Video Speaks Out
12:25 Growing Outrage Over Deadly Shooting Of Unarmed Man
14:37 Biden's Accuser: ‘I Wish' He Would Drop Out Of 2020 Race
16:47 Rare May Snowstorm Forecast For Mother's Day Weekend
17:06 Airline Industry Warns Fares May Surge Over 50 Percent
18:39 TSA Airport Screeners Now Required To Wear Masks
19:03 NFL Unveiling Schedule To Start Season On Time
Georgia tops 20,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as governor moves to reopen, new warning of coronavirus second wave amid debate over reopening, and health care workers speak out amid debate over reopening U.S.

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1:35 Battle over Reopening As U.S. Deaths Top 46,000
2:01 Georgia To Begin Reopening In Less Than 48 Hours
4:11 Las Vegas Mayor Pushes To Reopen Casinos
4:34 Texas Allows Elective Surgeries To Resume
4:57 Tyson Shuts Down Plant Linked To Nearly 200 Cases
5:07 CDC Director Warns Of 'More Difficult' Second Wave
5:43 First U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Earlier Than Initial Reports
6:44 New Protests Against State Stay-At-Home Orders
7:35 ‘Nightmare' Inside New York Hospital On The Front Lines
8:34 Pandemic Pushing Doctors & Nurses To The Limit
9:44 Health Workers Warn Reopening Too Fast Will Cause Death
10:16 Ousted Vaccine Expert Says He Questioned Trump's Drug Push
11:27 First Pets In U.S. With Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19
13:24 Small Businesses Fear Government Relief Not Enough
15:36 States & Cities Ramping Up Coronavirus Testing
16:10 First At-Home Coronavirus Tests Rolling Out
17:41 Heart Attack & Stroke Victims Avoiding Hospitals
New research shows coronavirus patients who test positive second time may not be infectious, almost half of U.S. states report inflammatory child illness linked to coronavirus, and growing concern over rise of domestic violence amid coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

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00:00 Intro
01:17 New Study Raises Hopes Of Covid-19 Survivor Immunity
03:50 15-year-old Dies From Illness Believed Linked To Covid-19
04:22 CDC Briefs Doctors On Mystery Child Illness
04:48 Doctors Treating Mystery Illness With Plasma Therapy
06:03 Trump Defends Taking Hydroxychloroquine
08:52 When Will America's Kids Go Back To School?
10:56 Fears Of New Infections At Mexico's Massive Market
12:05 Brazil Jumps To Third-Highest Number Of Globally
13:19 Domestic Violence Surges During Covid-19 Pandemic
16:23 Covid-19 Worsening Health Crisis For People Of Color
18:18 Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talc Baby Powers
Fired Minneapolis police officer charged in death of George Floyd, New York City on track to begin reopening as San Francisco takes step back, and how movie theaters hope to adapt for social distancing.

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00:00 Intro
01:31 Fired Officer Charged With Murder In George Floyd's Death
05:29 Massive Protests Across U.S. Over George Floyd's Death
07:34 Multiple Arrests At George Floyd Protest In New York
08:35 ‘Inherently Dangerous' Knee Hold Used On George Floyd
10:47 Trump & Biden Speak With George Floyd's Family
11:25 Twitter Flags Trump Tweet For'Glorifying Violence'
12:37 Biden Calls Floyd's Death 'A National Crisis'
12:49 Obama: 'This Shouldn't Be 'Normal' In 2020 America'
13:04 Trump Says He's 'Terminating' U.S Relationship With W.H.O
13:43 NYC Targets June 8 To Finally Begin Reopening
14:17 San Francisco Extends Stay-At-Home Order Indefinitely
14:43 Mississippi Reports Largest Single-Day Spike In Cases
14:52 CDC: Coronavirus Began Spreading In U.S In January
15:19 CDC Unveils New Guidelines For Reopening Offices
16:03 Movie Theaters Still Hoping For Blockbuster Summer

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>>> TONIGHT, A HOLIDAY
WEEKEND LIKE NEVER
BEFORE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS, MORE BEACHES
REOPENING BUT WITH STRICT NEW RULES AND LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED
AMID A NEW ALERT FROM THE CDC. MANY MORE PEOPLE THAN
WE KNEW COULD BE SPREADING COVID-19 WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING
IT. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP DEMANDING ALL HOUSES
OF WORSHIP BE ALLOWED TO REOPEN RIGHT NOW AND THREATENING TO
OVER RIDE GOVERNORS WHO REFUSE WITHOUT SHARING WHAT AUTHORITY
HE HAS TO DO THAT. >>> THE SWEEPING NEW STUDY ON
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE. THE DRUG THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE'S TAKING.
WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE ALARMING FINDINGS. >>> THE HORRIFYING
SCENES, A PASSENGER PLANE CRASHING INTO A CROWDED NEIGHBORHOOD.
NEARLY 100 PEOPLE ON BOARD BELIEVED DEAD BUT A MIRACLE TONIGHT,
TWO SURVIVORS PULLED FROM THE FLAMING WRECKAGE.
>>> THE MAN WHO TOOK THE VIDEO OF AHMAUD ARBERY'S SHOOTING
FACING A JUDGE TODAY CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER.
WHAT WE'VE NOW LEARNED. >>> JOE BIDEN'S REMARK
THAT SET OFF A FIRESTORM. WHY THE CANDIDATE IS
APOLOGIZING. >>> AFTER 73 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL, THE
BRAND-NEW MOM AND COVID-19 SURVIVOR AND THE EMOTIONAL REUNION.
>>> AND BE KIND, REWIND. THE SURPRISE BOOM FOR
THE ONLY ONE OF THESE LEFT IN THE WORLD. >> Announcer: THIS IS
"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT. >>> GOOD EVENING.
AT THE START OF A HOLIDAY WEEK END, AMERICANS TONIGHT,
MANY NEWLY FREE FROM LOCKDOWN MARKING THE PRACTICAL START OF
SUMMER AND FACING A TEST OF JUST HOW MUCH WE ARE WILLING AND
ABLE TO CHANGE OUR WAYS IN THE FACE OF CONTAINING COVID-19
FLAIRUPS. THAT TEST INCLUDES HOW AND WHERE WE WORSHIP.
THE PRESIDENT WEIGHING IN INSISTING HOUSES OF WORSHIP REOPEN.
WE HAVE IT COVERED STARTING WITH NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ.
>> Reporter: TONIGHT A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND UNLIKE ANY OTHER.
MORE BEACHES ARE OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS WITH STRICT
SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS. THE CDC NOW DOWN
PLAYING THE RISK OF VIRUS TRANSMISSION THROUGH SURFACES, BUT
EMPHASIZING THE THREAT OF PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT.
>> A MAJOR TRANSMISSION SOURCE IS AIRBORNE.
IT TAKES YOU BACK TO WHERE A MASK. WHERE A MASK.
>> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE METRO AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST
CONFIRMED CASES ARE WASHINGTON D.C. AND MORE.
NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES TO DROP BUT AUTHORITIES HERE ARE
URGING PEOPLE NOT TO TAKE MASS TRANSIT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
VISITORS TO CONEY ISLAND ARE ALLOWED TO WALK ON THE BEACH BUT
NO SWIMMING ALOUD. THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST MANY BEACHES
ARE OPERATING AT HALF CAPACITY. FROM FLORIDA TO
VIRGINIA MANY WILL ENJOY THE FIRST SUN SOAKED DAYS IN MONTHS
BUT WITH THAT FREEDOM COMES CAUTION. >> WE WOULD LIKE
PEOPLE TO BE RESPECTFUL OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
FOR NOT ONLY THEMSELVES BUT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.
>> Reporter: THE CDC ESTIMATES 35% OF PEOPLE WITH COVID-19
DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS AND 40% OF TRANSMISSIONS HAPPEN
BEFORE PEOPLE ARE EVEN SICK. >> YOU ARE NOT WEARING
A MASK FOR A 99% SURVIVAL RATE. >> Reporter: EVEN SO,
THERE ARE PASSIONATE CONFRONTATIONS ERUPTING OVER WEARING
MASKS IN PUBLIC. >> I HAVE A DOCTOR'S NOTE WHERE I DON'T
HAVE TO WEAR ONE. I'LL SHOW YOU. >> Reporter: WITH ALL
50 STATES PARTIALLY REOPENED, ALASKA TODAY IS GOING FURTHER
ALLOWING ALL BUSINESSES TO OPERATE WITHOUT CAPACITY
RESTRICTIONS. >> WE WANT TO DO OUR PART IN MAKING SURE
THE COMMUNITY IS COMPLETELY SAFE AND NOT JUST PUTTING
PEOPLE AT RISK. >> Reporter: RACETRACKS IN INDIANA
ARE OPENING AND RESTAURANTS IN KENTUCKY WITH
DISPOSABLE MENUS AND UTENSILS. >> WE'LL HAVE PEOPLE
UP FRONT TO GUIDE CUSTOMERS THROUGH THE PROCESS.
>> Reporter: TONIGHT, THE COUNTDOWN IS OVER IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
WHERE SOME BARS OPENED AT MIDNIGHT AND CUSTOMERS WASTED NO
TIME. >> HOPEFULLY, EVERYONE IS, YOU KNOW, THE
CURVE STAYS WHERE IT IS. THERE IS NO GUARANTEES
BUT WE'RE TAKING A LOT OF PRECAUTIONS. >> Reporter:
NATIONWIDE, A PATCHWORK OF PRECAUTIONS FOR THE
UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER. GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK. >> Reporter: I'M KRISTEN WELKER AT THE
WHITE HOUSE. IN AN APPEAL TO SUPPORTERS
EVANGELICALS, PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY DEMANDING GOVERNORS
DEMAND PLACES OF WORSHIP TO OPEN IMMEDIATELY ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. >> THE GOVERNORS NEED TO DO THE RIGHT THING
AND ALLOW THESE VERY IMPORTANT ESSENTIAL PLACES OF FAITH TO
OPEN RIGHT NOW. FOR THIS WEEKEND. >> Reporter: ARGUING
THOSE LOCATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. >> SOME GOVERNORS HAVE
DEEMED LIQUOR STORES AND ABORTION CLINICS AS ESSENTIAL, BUT HAVE
LEFT OUT CHURCHES AND OTHER HOUSES OF WORSHIP.
IT'S NOT RIGHT. >> Reporter: BUT UNLIKE LIQUOR STORES,
PEOPLE GATHER IN LARGE NUMBERS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
TIME AT HOUSES OF WORSHIP INCREASING THE RISK OF SPREADING THE
VIRUS AND HIS CLAIM IT'S UP TO GOVERNORS TO REOPEN THE STATES,
THE PRESIDENT INSISTS HE HAS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY.
>> IF THEY DON'T DO IT, I WILL OVER RIDE THE GOVERNORS.
IN AMERICA, WE NEED MORE PRAYER, NOT LESS. >> Reporter: UNDER THE
CONSTITUTION A PRESIDENT CANNOT OVER RIDE A GOVERNOR'S
POLICE POWERS. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE'S GOING TO OVER
RIDE THE GOVERNORS. UNDER WHAT AUTHORITY WOULD HE DO THAT?
>> I THINK YOU'RE POSING HYPOTHETICAL. >> HE SAID THAT.
>> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SECRETARY SAID WE WANT PLACES OF
WORSHIP TO CLOSE. >> I GO TO CHURCH. I'M DYING TO GO BACK
TO CHURCH. THE QUESTION WE'RE ASKING YOU AND WOULD
LIKE TO HAVE ASKED THE PRESIDENT AND DR. BIRX, IS IT SAFE?
>> IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN YOUR CHURCHES IF YOU DO SO IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES. >> Reporter: THE CDC
JUST RELEASING THOSE GUIDELINES TODAY. AFTER THEY WERE
DELAYED AMID A BATTLE WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ACCUSING THE CDC OF
BEING TOO RESTRICTIVE. THE RECOMMENDATION SUGGESTS PEOPLE WEAR
CLOTH FACE COVERINGS, ENHANCE CLEANING, SOCIAL
DISTANCE AND LIMIT SHARED MATERIALS. ALSO TONIGHT, THE
LARGEST STUDY YET OF THE CONTROVERSIAL DRUG HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, AN
ANTI MALARIA DRUG THE PRESIDENT TOUTED AND TAKEN DESPITE NO
EVIDENCE IT PREVENTS COVID-19. THE SWEEPING STUDY OF
96,000 PATIENTS WITH COVID FOUND THERE IS A 34% INCREASE OF RISK
OF DEATH AND A 130% INCREASED RISK OF SERIOUS HEART
ARRHYTHMIA. THE PRESIDENT CONSISTENTLY TESTED
NEGATIVE FOR THE VIRUS AND REMAINED DEFIANT THIS WEEK.
>> YOU KNOW THE EXPRESSION I'VE USED, JOHN, WHAT DO YOU HAVE
TO LOSE? >> Reporter: KRISTEN WELKER, NBC NEWS, THE
WHITE HOUSE. >>> THERE IS NOWHERE IN THE WORLD TONIGHT
THE VIRUS IS SPREADING FASTER THAN BRAZIL. THE DEATH TOLL SOARING
AND HOSPITALS THERE OVERWHELMED. NBC'S BILL NEELY IS
THERE. >> Reporter: ON BRAZIL'S FRONT LINE,
THE CASUALTIES ARE MOUNTING HORRIFICALLY. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
NEW CASES EVERY DAY. THIS INTENSIVE CARE UNIT LIKE MOST FULL.
WHAT IS FRIGHTENING IS HOW YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IN HERE.
>> YEAH, IT'S INCREDIBLE BECAUSE MOST OF PEOPLE IS
AROUND 40 YEARS OLD. >> Reporter: 40? >> 40.
>> Reporter: SOME ARE IN THEIR 30s. >> YES, YES.
>> Reporter: THE DEATH TOLL IS DOUBLING SO FAST THEY CAN'T DIG
THE GRAVES QUICKLY ENOUGH. THESE ARE THE MOST
VULNERABLE, LIVING IN LATIN AMERICA'S MOST DENSELY POPULATED
AREA. THEIR POVERTY TURBO CHARGING BRAZIL'S
DEATH TOLL. PEOPLE LIVE HERE SOMETIMES SIX OR SEVEN
TO A ROOM, SO SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPOSSIBLE AND IF THEY
DON'T GO BACK TO WORK, THEY DON'T EAT. YOU'RE WORRIED.
IT'S DIFFICULT. AND THEY'RE SCARED. MOST PEOPLE DON'T WEAR
MASKS, THEY CAN'T GET THEM. THEY'VE LOST JOBS SO
THEY'RE FED BY AID GROUPS. IN THE CENTER OF
BRAZIL'S RICHEST CITY, THE NEWLY JOBLESS LINE UP FOR FOOD.
THEIR PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED BILLIONS IN AID BUT HE WANTS
LOCKDOWNS TO END AND BRAZIL TO GET BACK TO WORK.
AT A SOCCER STADIUM, A NEW FIELD HOSPITAL READY FOR THE NEXT
WAVE. BRAZIL SAY EXPERTS STILL WEEKS AWAY FROM
ITS PEAK OF INFECTIONS. BILL NEELY, NBC NEWS.
>>> I'M RICHARD ENGEL IN MEXICO CITY WHERE PARAMEDICS TELL US 95%
OF THEIR AMBULANCE CALLS ARE NOW FOR SUSPECTED COVID CASES.
WE FOLLOWED ONE CREW TRANSFERRING PATIENTS IN PLASTIC CAPSULES
WITH AIR FILTERS THEY MADE THEMSELVES BUT THE CONTAGION RISK IS
ONLY PART OF THE PROBLEM. HOSPITALS ARE SO
CROWDED, AMBULANCES ARE OFTEN TURNED AWAY. >> GOVERNMENT SERVICES
ARE OVERWHELMED. >> Reporter: FERNANDO HAS BEEN A PARAMEDIC
FOR 28 YEARS. >> A LOT OF HOSPITALS SAY WHAT?
SORRY, WE'RE FULL. >> SORRY, WE'RE FULL. FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE.
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE DOING. >> Reporter: THE
HOSPITALS THAT ARE WILLING TO TAKE PATIENTS ARE OFTEN THE
MOST POORLY EQUIPPED. WHERE FRUSTRATED STAFF HAVE BEEN PROTESTING
THE LACK OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. OFFICIALLY, MEXICO'S
COVID DEATH TOLL IS AROUND 6,000 BUT WHO KNOWS?
THE GOVERNMENT'S TOP COVID ADVISOR SAYS THEY ARE
NOT TESTING MUCH. >> IT IS CHALLENGING TO ATTEMPT TO COUNT
EVERYONE. NO COUNTRY CAN. >> Reporter: IT SOUNDS
LIKE YOU'RE NOT TESTING BY CHOICE, AS OPPOSED TO NOT TESTING
BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DO IT. >> TRUE.
ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THAT OUT.
THAT'S EXACT ANSWER. >> Reporter: SO THE BEST WAY TO JUDGE THE
SCALE AND TOLL OF THE PANDEMIC HERE MAY BE AT THE CREMATORIUMS
FILLED WITH BODIES AND WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK.
>>> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS APOLOGIZING TONIGHT
FOR A COMMENT HE MADE ON A POPULAR TALK RADIO SHOW.
BIDEN SAID IF BLACK AMERICANS HAVE A PROBLEM FIGURING OUT
WHETHER TO VOTE FOR HIM OR DONALD TRUMP, THEN QUOTE, YOU AIN'T
BLACK. THE COMMENT SPARKED A FIRESTORM ON SOCIAL
MEDIA. BIDEN LATER CALLED HIS REMARKS REALLY
UNFORTUNATE AND CAVALIER. >>> AN INTENSE SEARCH
FOR SURVIVORS TONIGHT IN PAKISTAN AFTER A PLANE CARRYING ALMOST
100 PEOPLE CRASHED MOMENTS BEFORE LANDING.
SARAH HARMON HAS LATE DETAILS. >> Reporter: CHAOS IN
THIS CROWDED NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER AN AIRBUS A-320 CRASHED
INTO THIS BUSY RESIDENTIAL AREA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
AFTERNOON. LOCAL TV STATIONS SAY THIS FOOTAGE SHOWS THE
PLANE'S FINAL MOMENTS. THE PILOT TELLING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL HE
LOST ENGINES. THE AIRLINE SAYS 98 PEOPLE WERE ON THE
PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES FLIGHT INCLUDING ONE U.S.
CITIZEN WHEN IT CRASHED JUST TWO MILES FROM THE AIRPORT.
MANY WERE TRAVELING TO CELEBRATE THE END OF HOLIDAY WITH FAMILY.
THE MAYOR SAYING NO ONE ON BOARD SURVIVED, BUT INCREDIBLY, ONE
WAS PULLED FROM THE FLAMING DEBRIS. HE'S NOW RECOVERING IN
THE HOSPITAL ALONG WITH ONE OTHER SURVIVORS WHO FROM HIS
HOSPITAL BED TOLD REPORTERS HE JUMPED FROM THE FIERY PLANE.
IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY ON THE GROUND WERE INJURED AS PEOPLE
CONTINUE SIFTING THROUGH DEBRIS DESPERATELY SEARCHING
FOR OTHER POSSIBLE SURVIVORS. SARAH HARMON, NBC
NEWS. >>> THE MAN WHO TOOK THE VIDEO OF AHMAUD
ARBERY'S SHOOTING FACING A JUDGE TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME NOW
CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER. WE GET MORE ON THAT
FROM BLAYNE ALEXANDER. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, THE MAN WHO RECORDED
THE FINAL 36 SECONDS OF AHMAUD ARBERY'S LIFE IS IN JAIL
CHARGED WITH HIS DEATH. WILLIAM RYAN FACING
TWO CHARGES FELONY MURDER AND CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT
FALSE IMPRISONMENT. >> MR. BRIAN COMMITTED NO CRIME AND THERE IS
NO CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN HIS DEATH.
>> Reporter: BRIAN JOINS GREGORY AND TRAVIS McMICHAEL
FACING MURDER CHARGES. 25-YEAR-OLD ARBERY WAS UNARMED OUT FOR A JOG
HIS FAMILY SAYS. IN A POLICE REPORT, GREGORY McMICHAEL SAID
HE AND SON TRAVIS THOUGHT ARBERY WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND
FOLLOWED HIM AND THAT TRAVIS FIRED WHEN ARBERY BEGAN TO
VIOLENTLY ATTACK. SINCE THE START, BRIAN'S LAWYER HAD
MAINTAINED HIS CLIENT WAS JUST A BY STANDER WHO STARTED RECORDING
BUT ACCORDING TO ARREST WARRANTS, BRIAN TRIED TO BLOCK
ARBERY'S PATH USING HIS VEHICLE ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TO
CONTAIN AND DETAIN ARBERY. >> IF IT WASN'T FOR
HIM, ARBERY MIGHT HAVE BEEN ALIVE. >> Reporter: THE VIDEO
IGNITED A FIRESTORM OF PROTESTS AND REPEATED CALLS FOR ARREST.
>> WE MAKE OUR DECISION BASED ON FACTS.
>> IT FEELS LIKE THE ONLY THING THAT'S CHANGED SINCE FEBRUARY
23rd OR MAY 8th WITH RESPECT TO RODNEY BRIAN ARE THE CHANGING
POLITICAL WINS. >> Reporter: THE EVIDENCE WILL SOON BE
IN THE HANDS OF D.A. JOY HOLMS. HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO THE
ARBERY FAMILY IN THIS PROCESS? >> I HAVE.
>> Reporter: SHE IS THE FOURTH PROSECUTOR TO HANDLE THE CASE.
>> WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FIND JUSTICE IN THIS CASE.
WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE A BROKEN FAMILY AND A BROKEN COMMUNITY.
>> Reporter: BLAYNE ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS, ATLANTA.
>>> LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER FASHION DESIGNER HUSBAND PLEADED GUILTY
TODAY IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CHEATING SCANDALS, NOT IN A
COURTROOM BUT VIA ZOOM. IF THE JUDGE EXCEPTS
THE PLEAS, LOUGHLIN IS EXPECTED TO BE SENTENCED TO TWO
MONTHS IN PRISON. THE COUPLE WAS ACCUSED OF PAYING $500,000 TO
GET THEIR TWO >>> WE'RE BACK WITH
ONE WOMAN'S REMARKABLE TRIUMPH OVER COVID-19 SPENDING 73 DAYS IN
THE HOSPITAL, SHE ENDED THAT STAY TODAY WITH A VERY SPECIAL
MEETING. CATIE BECK EXPLAINS. >> Reporter: AFTER 73
DAYS INSIDE A NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL, TRACHELLE MCDANIEL IS
GOING HOME. >> I'M THANKFUL I'M HERE.
I'M BLESSED. SOME DIDN'T MAKE IT. >> Reporter: ADMITTED
ON MARCH 11th TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, JUST TWO DAYS AFTER
NEW ORLEANS FIRST REPORTED CASE. THE CITY QUICKLY
GROWING INTO A VIRUS HOT SPOT BY MARCH 26th, IT HAD THE
HIGHEST PER CAPITA DEATH RATE OF ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.
>> I JUST THOUGHT TO KEEP MYSELF CALM AND, YOU KNOW, JUST TRY TO
KEEP PRAYING. >> Reporter: PRAYERS BECAUSE 36-YEAR-OLD
MCDANIEL WAS ALSO 35 WEEKS PREGNANT. SHE WENT INTO EARLY
LABOR AND HAD AN EMERGENCY C SECTION. HER HEALTHY NEWBORN
SON ISOLATED FROM HER RIGHT AWAY. FOR WEEKS, SHE
STRUGGLED TO SURVIVE BREATHING ON A VENTILATOR IN
INTENSIVE CARE. >> THE MOMENT SHE STARTED RECOVERING, IT
WAS LIKE A FLICKER OF HOPE IN THERE FOR US. >> Reporter: AFTER THE
LONG BATTLE AND CHEERING HEALTH CARE WORKERS, TODAY SHE WON
WHAT SHE WAS FIGHTING FOR, THE CHANCE TO HOLD HER BABY BOY FOR
THE FIRST TIME. >> IT'S PURE JOY. YOU CAN BREATHE EASIER
AND SEE THINGS CLEARER. >> Reporter: IN NEW
ORLEANS RECOVERY AND CELEBRATION, STORY THEMES THIS CITY KNOWS
WELL. CATIE BECK, NBC NEWS. >>> WHAT AN AMAZING
MOMENT. WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME,
SOME COMPANIES NOW SEE THIS AS A PERMANENT OPTION BUT AS JO LING
KENT REPORTS. >> Reporter: IT'S A SHIFT IN THE WAY WE
WORK. >> OVER THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS, ABOUT
50% OF OUR PEOPLE COULD BE WORKING REMOTELY.
>> Reporter: BIG COMPANIES LIKE FACEBOOK ALLOWING
EMPLOYEES TO WORK FROM HOME FOREVER INCLUDING TWITTER, SQUARE AND
DELL. >> I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE WORKING THROUGH
THE REST OF THIS PANDEMIC. >> Reporter: THAT'S
NOT POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE. LAW ENFORCEMENT,
JANITORS, MECHANICS AND UTILITY WORKERS AMONG THE MANY WITHOUT
A CHOICE. >> THE PANDEMIC WILL EXACERBATE SOME
INEQUALITY WE'RE SEEING BECAUSE HIGH INCOME OCCUPATIONS
HAVE WORKERS TAKE THEIR JOB HOME WITH THEM WHERE LOW PAYING
OCCUPATIONS OFTEN DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY. >> Reporter: PEOPLE
THAT MUST LEAVE HOME FROM WORK WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO MISS
APRIL OR MAY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS THAN THOSE WHO COULD WORK FROM
HOME. >> THIS WILL REALLY DRIVE A BIGGER DIVIDE
BETWEEN THOSE WHO CAN TAKE THEIR WORK HOME WITH THEM AND THOSE
WHO CAN'T RIGHT NOW. >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THAT DIVISION WILL
LIKELY FALL ALONG RACE AND CLASS LINES, ONLY 20% OF AFRICAN
AMERICANS AND 16% OF HISPANICS SAY WORKING FROM HOME IS AN OPTION
AND FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, THAT
DROPS TO 4%. BUT A CHANGE TO WHERE MANY PEOPLE WORK IS
WELL UNDERWAY AND IT'S TRANSFORMING REAL ESTATE, TOO AS PEOPLE
ARE DOING MORE IN THEIR LIVING SPACE. >> IT'S NOW THEIR
OFFICE. IT'S NOW THEIR SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
IT IS ALSO THEIR WORKOUT FACILITY. SO THEY ARE WANTING TO
MAKE SURE THEY CAN FUNCTION IN THE HOME IN VARIOUS WAYS WHILE
STILL TRYING TO REMAIN AS COMFORTABLE AS THEY CAN.
>> Reporter: AND THAT COULD MEAN WE SEE MORE PEOPLE MOVE OUT OF
EXPENSIVE CITY CENTERS WHICH EXPERTS SAY COULD CHANGE THE
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE, TOO. LESTER?
>>> THESE MONTHS IN LOCKDOWN HAVE OPENED
>>> THESE MONTHS IN LOCKDOWN HAVE OPENED OUR EYES TO THE PEOPLE
AND JOBS WE DEPEND ON, BUT DIDN'T THINK MUCH ABOUT BEFORE NOW,
INCLUDING SOME LOCAL HEROES WHO COLLECT A VITAL AND DANGEROUS
CARGO. LONG BEFORE THE SUN COMES UP IN SAN
FRANCISCO, ISRAEL IS ALREADY BEHIND THE WHEEL.
>> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE CITY GETS CLEAN AND THAT'S A BIG
DEAL FOR US. >> Reporter: HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES MAKING
THE ROUNDS EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THE GOVERNMENT LABELED IT
ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS. NOW EVEN RISKIER.
>> WE'RE NERVOUS. WE DIDN'T LET THIS PARALYZE US.
THERE IS MORE RECYCLE. WE NEED THAT CARDBOARD RIGHT NOW.
MANUFACTURERS NEED THAT TO SHIP ESSENTIALS.
>> THE RESIDENTIAL VOLUME HAS PICKED UP EXTREMELY BECAUSE YOU
HAVE PEOPLE ORDERING SO WE GETTING A LOT MORE CARDBOARD AND
PAPER RECYCLING. >> Reporter: IANA BANKS WORKS ON THE
SHORTING LINE. DO YOU CONSIDER WHAT YOU DO TO BE
DANGEROUS? >> HEALTH-WISE IT CAN BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE A
LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS COME THROUGH THE RECYCLING AND WE
HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, LIKE SOMETIMES WE'LL GET LOOSE NEEDLES AND
MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T GET STUCK. >> Reporter: BECAUSE
IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN SEE A NEEDLE, YOU CAN'T SEE CORONAVIRUS.
>> EXACTLY. SO WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT
IN THIS CASE. >> Reporter: THEIR COMPANY HAS PUT IN
PLACE SAFEGUARDS LIKE STAGGERED SHIFTS AND MORE PROTECTIVE GEAR.
>> WE'RE GOING UP AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HEAD ON
JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. >> Reporter: AND THEIR
WORK HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED. RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN
LEAVING THANK YOU NOTES LIKE THIS. >> AND THAT'S
SOMETHING THAT WE'RE REALLY APPRECIATE AND TAKE IT TO OUR HEARTS.
THE CITY NEEDS US TO BE HERE AND GET THE JOB DONE AND WE'RE
VERY PROUD OF IT. >> Reporter: PROUD TO SERVE THEIR CITY ON
THE NEW FRONT LINES. THE EPA IS URGING AMERICANS TO RECYCLE
SAYING THERE IS A CRITICAL NEED FOR RAW MATERIALS IN THE
MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN. >>> UP NEXT, BOOM
>>> UP NEXT, BOOM TIMES AT THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER.
>>> FINALLY WITH SOME MANY MOVIE THEATERS STILL CLOSED, HOW
ABOUT MAKING IT A BLOCKBUSTER NIGHT? HERE IS JOE FRYER.
>> Reporter: WITH OUR SOCIAL LIVES ON PAUSE, MOVIE LOVERS ARE EAGER
TO REWIND RENTING VIDEOS AT THE BLOCKBUSTER IN BEND,
OREGON. >> RIGHT NOW THE WHOLE TOWN IS STARTING TO
SLOWLY OPEN BACK UP SO IT'S BUSIER THAN WE WERE.
>> Reporter: WE FIRST EVER VISITED IN 2018 WHEN THE STORE WAS THE
LAST BLOCKBUSTER IN AMERICA, NOW IT'S THE LAST NOT WORLD.
>> SO WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING IN GOING OH MY GOSH, THERE IS A
BLOCKBUSTER, HOW ARE YOU STILL HERE? >> Reporter: THESE
DAYS ONLY TEN CUSTOMERS ARE ALLOWED IN AT A TIME GUIDED
DOWN ONE-WAY AISLES AND ADVERTISING ON A BILLBOARD.
WHAT ARE CUSTOMERS TELLING YOU? THEY ARE GRATEFUL?
>> YEAH, THE FIRST DAY WE WERE OPENED UP, A GAL SAID SHE WAS SO
HAPPY, SHE COULDN'T SIT THROUGH NETFLIX ONE MORE TIME.
THAT WAS THE FUNNIEST THING EVER. >> Reporter: THAT
JINGLE FROM THE PAST STILL RINGS TRUE TODAY.
JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS. >> GOT TO FIND MY MEMBERSHIP CARD.

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