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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – September 14th, 2019


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT. THE MASSIVE ATTACK ON
THE BIGGEST OIL
PROCESSING PLANT IN THE WORLD.
A DRONE STRIKE SETTING
THE SAUDI REFINERY ON FIRE.
GAS PRICES HERE MAY GO
UP AS MUCH AS 25 CENTS PER GALLON.
>>>INTRIGUING NEW
DETAILS. OSAMA BIN LADEN’S SON
DEAD.
THE WHITE HOUSE NOW CONFIRMS IT WAS AN
AMERICAN OPERATION
THAT KILLED HIM. WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE
WAR ON TERROR.
>>>DOUBLE HIT. THE TROPICAL STORM
IMPACTING THE BAHAMAS
RIGHT NOW, HITTING THE SAME AREAS DECIMATED
BY HURRICANE DORIAN.
VITAL RECOVERY EFFORTS HALTED.
THE STORM NOW GOING TO
HURRICANE STRENGTH. WE HAVE ITS TRACK.
>>>WILL HE OR WON’T
HE? ANTONIO BROWN ON THE
ROAD WITH THE PATRIOTS
TONIGHT. AND HE COULD TAKE THE
FIELD FOR THEM
TOMORROW DESPITE NEW RAPE ALLEGATIONS
AGAINST HIM.
>>DEFINITELY GOING TO TRY TO BRING YOU DOWN
WHEN YOU GET CLOSER TO
YOUR GOALS. THE KEY IS DON’T LET
THEM.
>>THE SPONSORSHIP DEAL HE IS NOW LOSING.
>>>PLUS ROBOCALL
REVENGE. OUR CORRESPONDENT
ANSWERED 100 CALLS IN
ONE DAY. >>YOUR SOCIAL
SECURITY NUMBER HAS
BEEN SUSPENDED. >>OH, NO.
>>WHAT YOU NEED TO
KNOW TO KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE.
>>Announcer: THIS IS
NBC “NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH JOSE DIAZ-BALART.
>>>GOOD EVENING.
WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH WHAT THE SECRETARY OF
STATE HAS CALLED AN
UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON THE WORLD’S ENERGY
SUPPLY.
ONE THAT HAS VERY REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR
WALLET.
THIS WAS THE SCENE OVERNIGHT IN SAUDI
ARABIA AT THE WORLD’S
LARGEST REFINERY AND OIL FIELD.
YOU CAN HEAR THE
EXPLOSIONS, THE RESULT OF A DRONE STRIKE.
THE U.S. NOW BLAMING
IRAN FOR THE ATTACK. THE PLANT SO CRITICAL
TO WORLDWIDE OUTPUT
ANY SLOWDOWN COULD SEND GAS PRICES
HIGHER.
NBC’S SARAH HARMAN HAS THE LATEST.
>>Reporter: THE
WORLD’S LARGEST OIL PROCESSING FACILITY IN
FLAMES OVERNIGHT AFTER
A PREDAWN DRONE ATTACK ON TWO SAUDI ARAMCO
SITES.
PRESIDENT TRUMP SPOKE WITH CROWN PRINCE
MUHAMMAD BIN SALMAN TO
OFFER HIS SUPPORT FOR SAUDI ARABIA’S
SELF-DEFENSE.
THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE IS UNCLEAR.
SATELLITE IMAGES FROM
NASA SHOW THE SMOKE VISIBLE FROM SPACE.
THE DRONE STRIKES SHUT
DOWN ABOUT HALF OF THE KINGDOM’S CRUDE OIL
OUTPUT.
5 MILLION BARRELS, ROUGHLY 5% OF THE
WORLD’S DAILY
PRODUCTION. >>THE MARKET EXPECTS
THAT GASOLINE PRICES
ARE GOING TO GO UP 15 TO 25 CENTS A GALLON.
>>Reporter: THE
ATTACKS LIKELY TO INFLAME TENSIONS IN
THE GULF.
HOUTHI REBELS IN NEIGHBORING YEMEN
CLAIMING
RESPONSIBILITY. BUT THE SECRETARY OF
STATE IS POINTING THE
FINGER AT IRAN TWEETING “IRAN HAS NOW
LAUNCHED AN
UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON THE WORLD’S ENERGY
SUPPLY.
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE ATTACKS CAME FROM
YEMEN.”
SAUDI ARABIA, A U.S. ALLY, HAS BEEN AT WAR
WITH THE IRAN-BACKED
REBELS FOR 4 1/2 YEARS.
IN THE PAST THE
HOUTHIS HAVE TARGETED SAUDI PIPELINES,
TANKERS AND OTHER
INFRASTRUCTURE. THE REGION’S TENSIONS
NOW WEIGHING ON THE
GLOBAL OIL SUPPLY. >>SARAH, WHEN WILL WE
BE SEEING GAS PRICES
GO UP? >>Reporter: IT REALLY
DEPENDS ON HOW QUICKLY
PRODUCTION RETURNS TO NORMAL.
THE U.S. HAS STRATEGIC
OIL RESERVES AND TONIGHT THE DEPARTMENT
OF ENERGY HAS SAID
THEY WILL USE THEM IF NECESSARY.
JOSE?
>>SARAH HARMAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>>TONIGHT, NEW
DETAILS ON THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN’S
SON.
THE WHITE HOUSE NOW CONFIRMING IT WAS AN
AMERICAN OPERATION
THAT KILLED HAMZA BIN LADEN.
NBC’S PENTAGON
CORRESPONDENT COURTNEY KUBE ON WHAT WE KNOW
AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR
AL QAEDA. >>Reporter: TODAY
PRESIDENT TRUMP
CONFIRMING AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM
JULY THAT OSAMA BIN
LADEN’S SON AND HEIR APPARENT TO AL QAEDA
IS DEAD.
THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASING A STATEMENT
SAYING THAT HAMZA BIN
LADEN WAS KILLED IN A U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM
OPERATION IN THE
AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN REGION.
SURROUNDED BY JIHAD
FROM A YOUNG AGE, HAMZA WAS JUST 7 YEARS
OLD WHEN HIS FATHER
DECLARED HOLY WAR ON THE U.S. AND MOVED THE
FAMILY TO AFGHANISTAN.
HE APPEARED IN AN AL QAEDA VIDEO SOON AFTER
THE SEPTEMBER 11th
ATTACKS AND WAS SEEN AS THE MOST
CHARISMATIC,
RELIGIOUS, AND MILITANT OF OSAMA BIN
LADEN’S SONS.
HAMZA WAS NOT AT THE PAKISTAN COMPOUND WHEN
HIS FATHER WAS KILLED
BY U.S. NAVY SEALS IN MAY OF 2011.
STILL FEW DETAILS
ABOUT HOW AND WHEN HAMZA WAS KILLED.
U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY
SAYING IT WAS SOMETIME IN THE LAST
TWO YEARS.
>>CERTAINLY IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS WAS
AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS
KILLED IN AN AIR STRIKE.
>>Reporter: BUT
EARLIER THIS YEAR THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
ANNOUNCED A $1 MILLION
REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS.
AND A LOOMING QUESTION
TONIGHT WITH THE CURRENT EMIR OF AL
QAEDA AYMAN AL
ZAWAHIRI BELIEVED TO BE IN HIS 70s, WHO
WILL LEAD AL QAEDA
NEXT? >>WHO LEADS THE
ORGANIZATION?
THE IMMEDIATE GUESS IS THAT IT WILL BE AL
QAEDA FOLKS THAT ARE
INSIDE OF SYRIA RIGHT NOW.
>>SO COURTNEY, HOW
DOES THIS IMPACT AL QAEDA?
>>Reporter: WELL,
JOSE, WHILE HAMZA BIN LADEN WAS BEING
GROOMED TO BE THE FACE
OF THE FUTURE OF AL QAEDA, U.S. OFFICIALS
DO NOT BELIEVE HE WAS
ACTUALLY LEADING ANY OPERATIONS WHEN HE
DIED.
HIS DEATH IS SIGNIFICANT IN ITS
SYMBOLISM BECAUSE OF
HIS FAMILY NAME. BEYOND THAT THE REAL
PRACTICAL IMPACT IT’S
LIKELY TO HAVE ON THE TERROR ORGANIZATION IS
THE TURMOIL OF FINDING
ANOTHER LEADER WHO CAN RALLY SUPPORT AROUND
THE WORLD.
JOSE? >>COURTNEY KUBE,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>>TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO IS IMPACTING
THE BAHAMAS RIGHT NOW,
HITTING THE SAME AREAS DEVASTATED BY
HURRICANE DORIAN,
BRINGING RELIEF EFFORTS ON THE ISLANDS
TO A STANDSTILL.
JAMIE GUIROLA FROM OUR STATION WTVJ IS ON THE
GROUND WITH THE VERY
LATEST. >>Reporter: RELIEF
AND RECOVERY STALLED
BY TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO.
THOUSANDS OF SURVIVORS
FROM HURRICANE DORIAN NOW CROWDING SHELTERS
AS THE NEW MENACING
STORM APPROACHES. IN FREEPORT DELIVERIES
DELAYED.
AND SO ARE 20,000 MEALS.
>>WE JUST WERE NOT
ABLE TO GET ON THE GROUND THERE TODAY.
BUT WE WILL BE GETTING
THERE ON THE GROUND IMMEDIATELY AS SOON AS
THE STORM PASSES.
>>Reporter: MEANWHILE, IN ABACO
CLEANUP AND RECOVERY
CONTINUES. NEARLY TWO WEEKS AFTER
HURRICANE DORIAN MADE
CATASTROPHIC LANDFALL HERE THERE’S STILL NO
POWER, FOOD, OR WATER.
SOME OF THE STRANDED AND HOMELESS ARE USING
DAMAGED CLASSROOMS
FROM THIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOR SHELTER.
>>THIS IS WHERE YOU
SLEEP NOW? >>THERE.
I SLEEP THERE.
>>Reporter: THIS SCHOOL BUS WAS EVEN
USED AS A SHELTER FOR
PEOPLE RIGHT AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN HIT
THE AREA.
PEOPLE HAD TO HIDE FROM THE ELEMENTS AND
PROTECT THEMSELVES
FROM MORE NASTY WEATHER.
SO THEY MADE UP
MAKESHIFT BEDS HERE. THEY’VE GOT FOOD HERE.
THEY BASICALLY TOOK
COVER IN THIS SCHOOL BUS TO SURVIVE.
>>A LOT OF THIS
WAS — THEY CAME AND JUST CLEANED UP.
>>Reporter: AND NOW A
NEARBY CHURCH SAYS IT’S GETTING READY TO
SHELTER UP TO 2,000
RESIDENTS. RESIDENTS WHO JUST
CAN’T GET OUT OR WANT
TO STAY TO DEFY DORIAN.
>>I’M NOT LEAVING.
>>Reporter: WHY NOT? >>I’M NOT GOING TO
LEAVE UNTIL WE FINISH
ABACO. >>JAMIE, HOW HAVE
RELIEF EFFORTS BEEN
IMPACTED BY HUMBERTO? >>Reporter: WELL,
THEY HAVE BEEN
SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED.
A LOT OF FOOD, WATER,
SUPPLIES, AND MATERIALS DELAYED
GOING INTO FREEPORT
LOGISTICALLY BECAUSE OF WEATHER.
EARLIER TODAY A CRUISE
SHIP FROM WEST PALM BEACH WAS SUPPOSED TO
MAKE IT ONTO PORT.
INSTEAD IT WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL
TOMORROW.
JOSE? >>JAMIE GUIROLA,
THANK YOU FOR THAT
REPORT. THAT TROPICAL STORM IS
MOVING EAST AND
GAINING STRENGTH, EXPECTED TO BECOME A
HURRICANE WITHIN DAYS.
WNBC’S DAVE PRICE IS TRACKING ITS PATH.
DAVE, IS FLORIDA IN
THE CLEAR TONIGHT? >>WE’VE GOT GOOD NEWS
FOR FLORIDA.
FOR THE MOST PART IT IS IN THE CLEAR.
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
SOME ISOLATED COASTAL FLOODING AND SOME
LIGHT RAIN.
ALSO SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THE BAHAMAS
TONIGHT.
THE EYE OF THIS STORM, THE CENTER OF THIS
STORM VERY HARD TO
DEFINE. IT’S ILL DEFINED AND
IT’S WEAK AT THIS
POINT BUT IT IS GAINING STRENGTH.
STILL WE HAVE TROPICAL
STORM WATCHES IN EFFECT FROM ROCK SOUND
TO FREEPORT AND ANY
RAINS WHICH THEY HAVE SEEN ARE COMPLICATING
RELIEF EFFORTS WHICH
WE HAVE JUST HEARD ABOUT.
NOW, AT THIS POINT THE
STORM LOCATED 70 MILES TO THE NORTH OF GREAT
ABACO ISLAND.
WINDS AT 50 MILES PER HOUR AND MOVEMENT TO
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT
ABOUT 7. IT HEADS TOWARDS THE
NORTH AND WEST AND
THEN IT GAINS STRENGTH.
IT HOOKS A RIGHT TURN.
AND OUR NEXT BIG CONCERN IS BERMUDA
WHERE BY MID-WEEK THIS
COULD BE A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE.
JOSE?
>>DAVE PRICE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>>IN SPAIN SIX
PEOPLE HAVE DIED. MORE THAN 3,000 HAVE
BEEN EVACUATED AS
FLASH FLOODS CAUSED BY RECORD RAIN AND HEAVY
STORMS BATTERED THE
SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.
RESCUE OPERATIONS HAVE
ALREADY RESCUED MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE.
THE RAIN FINALLY LET
UP THIS AFTERNOON. >>>TONIGHT, NEWS THAT
NFL PLAYER ANTONIO
BROWN IS IN MIAMI WHERE TOMORROW THE
PATRIOTS WILL TAKE THE
FIELD AGAINST THE DOLPHINS.
THE BIG QUESTION
TONIGHT, WILL BROWN PLAY JUST DAYS AFTER
BEING ACCUSED OF RAPE?
NBC’S MORGAN CHESKY HAS THE LATEST.
>>Reporter: LESS THAN
24 HOURS TILL KICKOFF AND QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE PATRIOTS’ NEWEST
PLAYER LOOMING OVER THE ENTIRE LEAGUE.
>>WHETHER THE NFL
LIKES IT OR NOT, WHEN PEOPLE LOOK BACK AT
THE 2019 SEASON THE
FIRST THING THAT IS GOING TO COME TO MIND
IS ANTONIO BROWN.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE TEAM STAYING
SILENT AFTER BROWN’S
FORMER TRAINER, BRITNEY TAYLOR, SUED
IN CIVIL COURT THIS
WEEK, ACCUSING BROWN OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON
THREE SEPARATE
OCCASIONS. >>WE’RE TAKING IT
VERY SERIOUSLY.
ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE ORGANIZATION.
>>Reporter:
AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE NO RECORD OF A
COMPLAINT AND NO
CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED, MAKING
BROWN ELIGIBLE TO
PLAY. >>IT’S REALLY HARD
FOR THE NFL TO MAKE A
CASE TO SAY YES, WE BELIEVE A CRIME HAS
OCCURRED, WITHOUT
TALKING WITH HER, WITHOUT VERIFYING THE
TEXT MESSAGES, WITHOUT
GETTING MORE INFORMATION.
>>Reporter: BROWN’S
ATTORNEY SAYS HE DENIES EACH AND EVERY
ALLEGATION IN THE
LAWSUIT, ADDING ANY SEXUAL INTERACTION
BETWEEN BROWN AND
TAYLOR WAS ENTIRELY CONSENSUAL.
ONLINE THE ALL-STAR
WIDE RECEIVER STAYING UNCHARACTERISTICALLY
QUIET.
ONLY POSTING THIS VIDEO FROM TOM BRADY’S
GYM.
>>THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO BRING YOU DOWN
WHEN YOU GET CLOSER TO
YOUR GOALS. THE KEY IS DON’T LET
THEM.
>>Reporter: FALLOUT ALREADY ON ITS WAY.
HELMET MAKER XENITH
ANNOUNCING THEY’VE ENDED THEIR
RELATIONSHIP WITH
BROWN. TONIGHT HE’S
REPORTEDLY IN MIAMI
READY FOR TOMORROW’S GAME, WHERE FANS ARE
TRYING TO FOCUS ON THE
FOOTBALL. >>WE’LL WAIT AND SEE.
HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO
PROVE HIMSELF. >>IN THIS COUNTRY
YOU’RE INNOCENT UNTIL
PROVEN GUILTY. SO I THINK HE SHOULD
BE ABLE TO, YOU KNOW,
GO OUT AND PLAY. >>MORGAN, WHAT DO WE
KNOW TONIGHT ABOUT THE
NFL’S INVESTIGATION? >>Reporter: JOSE, THE
NFL SAYS THEY’VE
OPENED THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION INTO
THIS MATTER.
THEY PLAN INTO THE VIEW BOTH PARTIES
KATHY PARK, NBC NEWS.
>>>STILL AHEAD TONIGHT, THE FALLOUT
FROM FELICITY
HUFFMAN’S SENTENCE. WHY SOME SAY IT’S NOT
ENOUGH.
>>>ALSO, OUR CORRESPONDENT ANSWERED
100 ROBOCALLS IN ONE
DAY. >>>WE ARE BACK NOW
WITH THE INTENSE
REACTION TO FELICITY HUFFMAN’S SENTENCING.
THE ACTRESS MUST
REPORT TO PRISON IN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS TO
SERVE 14 DAYS FOR HER
ROLE IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL.
FOR SOME THIS CASE HAS
ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT PRIVILEGE.
NOW MANY CRITICS THINK
THE PUNISHMENT IS WELL.
NBC’S BLAYNE ALEXANDER
HAS MORE. >>Reporter: FELICITY
HUFFMAN LEFT COURT
FRIDAY FACING CAMERAS AND A 14-DAY PRISON
SENTENCE.
AFTER ADMITTING SHE PAID $15,000 TO
INFLATE HER DAUGHTER’S
S.A.T. SCORE AS PART OF A MASSIVE COLLEGE
CHEATING SCANDAL.
IN THE COURTROOM AN EMOTIONAL HUFFMAN TOLD
THE JUDGE, “I WAS
FRIGHTENED. I WAS STUPID.
AND I WAS SO WRONG.”
SPEAKING ABOUT THE OSCAR-NOMINATED
ACTRESS THE PROSECUTOR
SAID, “THERE’S NO PAPARAZZI IN PRISON.
PRISON IS THE GREAT
EQUALIZER.” BUT FOR MANY THE CASE
IS REIGNITING THE
DEBATE OVER WHETHER THERE REALLY IS EQUAL
JUSTICE FOR ALL.
PROSECUTORS POINTED TO THE OHIO CASE OF KELLY
WILLIAMS-BOLAR, A
SINGLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
MOTHER WHO REGISTERED
HER CHILDREN FOR A SUBURBAN SCHOOL
DISTRICT USING HER
FATHER’S ADDRESS RATHER THAN THE
DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD
WHERE SHE LIVED. IN 2009 SHE WAS
ARRESTED, INITIALLY
SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.
[ CRYING ]
LATER REDUCED TO TEN DAYS AND THREE YEARS
PROBATION.
>>WHAT HAPPENED TO HER IS ALL TOO COMMON
FOR BLACK, BROWN, AND
POOR PEOPLE IN OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM.
>>Reporter: SINGER
JOHN LEGEND NOTING THE DISCREPANCY TWEETED
“THE ANSWER ISN’T FOR
X TO GET MORE. IT’S FOR BOTH OF THEM
TO GET LESS.
WE SHOULD LEVEL DOWN, NOT UP.”
IN ADDITION TO TWO
WEEKS IN PRISON HUFFMAN RECEIVED A
$30,000 FINE, ONE YEAR
SUPERVISED RELEASE AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY
SERVICE.
HER SENTENCING COMES AS NEARLY THREE DOZEN
PARENTS AWAIT THEIR
FATE, INCLUDING ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN,
WHO PLEADED NOT GUILTY
TO MORE SERIOUS CHARGES.
>>FELICITY HUFFMAN’S
SENTENCING IS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR LORI
LOUGHLIN, EVAPORATING
ANY HOPE SHE MIGHT HAVE HAD THAT SHE
WOULDN’T END UP BEING
SENTENCED TO TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON.
>>BLAYNE, ARE WE
HEARING FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHO THINK THE
SENTENCING IS
APPROPRIATE OR TOO HARSH EVEN?
>>JOSE, IN FACT WE
ARE. IN FACT, SOME PEOPLE
INCLUDING LEGAL
EXPERTS SAY THAT BECAUSE HUFFMAN
PLEADED GUILTY, SHE
TOOK RESPONSIBILITY, SHE WAS REMORSEFUL,
THAT THIS SENTENCE IS
APPROPRIATE. NOW, REMEMBER,
PROSECUTORS WERE
ASKING FOR A MONTH. HUFFMAN WAS HOPING FOR
NO TIME.
AND THE JUDGE ESSENTIALLY WENT RIGHT
DOWN THE MIDDLE.
JOSE? >>BLAYNE ALEXANDER,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>>WHEN WE RETURN, OUR CORRESPONDENT
ANSWERED 100 ROBOCALLS
IN ONE DAY. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE
>>>BACK NOW WITH A
FRIGHTENING NEAR MISS ON A HIGHWAY IN
MICHIGAN.
A TOW TRUCK DRIVER WAS AT WORK WHEN AN SUV
CROSSED THE WHITE
LINE. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.
NARROWLY MISSING HIM.
IT DID HIT THE TRUCK, CAUSING THE SUV TO
LAUNCH IN THE AIR AND
FLIP SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE LANDING.
MIRACULOUSLY, THE SUV
DRIVER SURVIVED. >>>THEY ARE ONE OF
THE BIGGEST NUISANCES
OF MODERN LIFE. ROBOCALLS.
OUR JACOB WARD DECIDED
TO ANSWER 100 OF THEM IN ONE DAY TO
FIGURE OUT WHO’S
BEHIND THEM AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT
YOURSELF.
>>Reporter: IT WAS THE ULTIMATE IN
ROBOCALL TORTURE.
>>HELLO? >>HELLO?
>>HELLO?
>>THANK YOU FOR STAYING ON THE LINE.
>>YES, SIR, ARE YOU
THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ELECTRIC BILL?
>>Reporter: 100
ROBOCALLS IN ONE DAY FUNNELED TO MY PHONE
AND ME ANSWERING EVERY
SINGLE ONE OF THEM. >>I JUST NEED TO ASK
YOU A FEW QUICK
QUESTIONS. >>THE PEOPLE ON THE
OTHER END OF THESE
ROBOCALLS ARE CRIMINALS.
>>Reporter: THE GOAL?
TO DETERMINE WHAT THE SCAM REALLY IS.
>>THE SOCIAL SECURITY
NUMBER. >>Reporter: THEIR
GENERAL PLAYBOOK,
START WITH AN AUTOMATED CALL.
>>PRESS 1 NOW TO
SPEAK WITH ME. >>Reporter: YOU PRESS
1 TO SPEAK TO AN
AGENT. >>HOW ARE YOU DOING
TODAY?
>>I’M OKAY. HOW ARE YOU?
>>AND ONCE THEY THINK
THEY HAVE A LIVE ONE THEY HAND ME OFF TO
ANOTHER REP, THE
CLOSER. >>I’M KEVIN ELLAN.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
>>I GOT CONNECTED TO YOU.
WHY WOULD HE CONNECT
ME TO YOU AFTER I WAS TALKING TO SOMEBODY
ELSE?
>>SIR, WE’LL DROP DOWN YOUR INTEREST
RATE LIKE 6% ON YOUR
VISA CARD. I CAN SEE YOU OWE MORE
THAN $3,000.
RIGHT? >>Reporter: WE CAME
ACROSS THE CREDIT CARD
SCAM. >>IN ORDER TO
ACTIVATE THE LOWER
INTEREST RATE ON YOUR VISA CARD CAN YOU
VERIFY WHAT IS THE
CARD GOING TO EXPIRE? >>DO PEOPLE OFTEN
GIVE YOU THE
EXPIRATION DATE RIGHT OFF THE BAT?
>>I DON’T KNOW, SIR.
>>Reporter: THE ENERGY BILL SCAM.
>>BUT YOU DON’T HAVE
MY ACCOUNT NUMBER? >>NO, SIR.
>>Reporter: THE
MEDICARE SCAM. >>I AM, YEAH.
I’M ON MEDICARE.
>>OKAY. FOR VERIFICATION
PURPOSE CAN I HAVE THE
DATE OF BIRTH? >>Reporter: AND THE
EVER POPULAR SOCIAL
SECURITY SCAM. >>YOUR SOCIAL
SECURITY NUMBER HAS
BEEN SUSPENDED. >>OH, NO.
>>WE WOULD REQUEST
YOU TO GET BACK TO US. >>Reporter: MANY JUST
WANT TO COAX YOUR
PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT OF YOU.
>>CAN I HAVE YOUR
FIRST AND LAST NAME SO I CAN EASILY PULL UP
YOUR FILE?
>>Reporter: ONCE WE PROVIDED FAKE NAMES
AND BIRTHDAYS AND
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS THEY HAD WHAT
THEY NEEDED AND THEY
HUNG UP. >>REALLY?
COME ON, I THOUGHT WE
WERE GETTING ALONG SO WELL.
>>Reporter: NO MORE
ROBO IS A COMPANY THAT TRACKS AND HELPS BLOCK
ROBOCALLS.
THEY’RE THE ONES FUNNELING THESE REAL
ROBOCALLS TO ME.
>>THESE GUYS ARE REALLY GOOD AT WHAT
THEY DO.
THEY KNOW HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY.
THEY KNOW FEAR
TACTICS. AND THEY ARE REALLY
GOOD AT STEALING MONEY
FROM UNSUSPECTING AMERICAN CONSUMERS.
>>Reporter: AT THE
OTHER END OF THE LINE WE DID FIND SOME
HUMANITY.
>>HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR VOICE FROM
FALLING APART?
I DON’T THINK I COULD TALK THAT MUCH OVER
THE COURSE OF THE DAY.
>>IT DOES DRY OUT. THAT’S WHY YOU KEEP
FLUID AND COUGH DROPS
NEXT TO YOU. >>Reporter: BUT ONLY
SO MUCH.
>>IF YOUR GRANDMOTHER WAS CALLED AND GAVE
AWAY HER NUMBER,
WOULDN’T YOU FEEL TERRIBLE?
>>YEAH.
>>RIGHT. SO WHY DO YOU DO THIS?
>>SIR, THIS IS MY
JOB. OKAY?
>>HE SAYS THAT’S HIS
JOB, JOSE? WELL, HERE’S OUR JOB
NOW.
RATHER THAN DO WHAT I DID, DON’T ANSWER
NUMBERS YOU DON’T
RECOGNIZE. ASK YOUR PHONE SERVICE
PROVIDER WHAT BLOCKING
SERVICES THEY PROVIDE. AND MAYBE USE SOFTWARE
LIKE HIYA OR YOUMAIL
OR NOMOROBO TO BLOCK WHAT ELSE
GETS THROUGH.
REGARDLESS TREAT YOUR PHONE LIKE YOU DO YOUR
HOME.
DON’T LET STRANGERS IN TO HANG AROUND.
JOSE?
>>JACOB WARD, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
WHEN WE COME BACK, THE
MOMENT THIS MAN MAKES IT BACK
>>>FINALLY TONIGHT, A
STORY OF A GROUP OF WOMEN AND MEN WHO DO
THE SEEMINGLY
IMPOSSIBLE, HIKE SOME OF THIS COUNTRY’S MOST
RUGGED TERRAIN IN
WHEELCHAIRS. STEVE PATTONSON ON THE
GRIT AND DETERMINATION
IT TAKES TO GET BACK ON TOP.
>>Reporter: STEVE
DELTON IS ON A JOURNEY HE NEVER QUITE THOUGHT
POSSIBLE.
>>ONE, TWO, THREE. >>Reporter: AFTER AN
ACCIDENT LEFT HIM
PARALYZED NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO.
>>MY SPINAL CORD
INJURY MADE ME WANT TO SAY YES MORE.
>>Reporter: YES TO
TRAVELING INTO NATURE AGAIN.
>>HERE WE GO.
>>Reporter: THANKS TO A GROUP MAKING
ADVENTURES LIKE THIS A
REALITY. NOW HE’S MASTERING
MAGGIE’S PEAK IN LAKE
TAHOE. WE MET HIM HALFWAY.
>>FOR ME BEING IN
NATURE IS THE PLACE WHERE I REALLY BEGAN
MY RECOVERY.
SO TO CONTINUE TO BE IMMERSED IN THESE
SPACES IS REALLY
IMPORTANT. >>Reporter: IT’S A
JOURNEY PROVIDED BY
FELLOW ADVENTURE LOVER ALVARO SILVERSTEIN WHO
MADE IT HIS MISSION TO
MAP LOCATION AS CROSS THE GLOBE MAKING THEM
ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE
WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES.
GROWING UP IN SANTIAGO
HE AND BEST BUD CAMILA NAVARRO LOVED HIKING
AND DREAMED OF
EXPLORING THE WORLD. BUT AT JUST 18 ALVARO
WAS THE VICTIM IN A
DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT THAT MADE HIM
QUADRIPLEGIC.
>>AT FIRST WHEN THAT HAPPENED I SAW MY
RECREATIONAL LIFE VERY
LIMITED. >>Reporter: BUT
ALVARO IS NOT THE KIND
OF GUY TO LET ANYTHING STOP HIM.
IN 2016 HE BECAME THE
FIRST PERSON TO COMPLETE PATAGONIA’S
INFAMOUS W TREK IN A
WHEELCHAIR. >>IT MADE ME FEEL
VERY EMPOWERED.
RIGHT? LIKE I CAN DO THINGS
THAT ANYONE ELSE.
>>Reporter: SHARING THAT FEELING WITH
OTHERS LIKE STEVE
BECAME HIS LIFE’S WORK.
>>WHOO!
>>Reporter: IT’S THE CORE MOTIVATION BEHIND
WHEEL THE WORLD, AN
ACCESS BILT-BASED TRAVEL COMPANY
CO-FOUNDED WITH CAMILO
IN 2018. >>WE REALIZED THERE’S
A HUGE GAP FOR PEOPLE
WITH DISABILITIES WHEN THEY WANT TO TRAVEL.
>>Reporter: IN JUST A
YEAR THEY’VE HELPED NEARLY 1,000 CLIENTS
ACCESS 22
DESTINATIONS, FROM MACHU PICCHU TO MAUI.
BUT THE BEST PART
MIGHT JUST BE THIS. >>UNBELIEVABLE.
>>Reporter: BLAZING A
BRAND NEW TRAIL AND EMPOWERING OTHERS LIKE
STEVE, GRATEFUL FOR
THE VIEW. >>IT FEELS LIKE THIS
IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.
>>Reporter: AND THE ADVENTURE HE NEVER
THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
OFF ROAD, ON WHEELS, NO LIMITS.
STEVE PATTERSON, NBC
NEWS, LAKE TAHOE. >>>AND THAT’S NBC
“NIGHTLY NEWS” FOR
THIS SATURDAY. I’M JOSE DIAZ-BALART
REPORTING FROM NEW
YORK. THANK YOU FOR THE
PRIVILEGE OF YOUR TIME
AND GOOD NIGHT.

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