Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – June 10, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – June 10, 2019 | NBC Nightly News



>>>BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT. CHAOS IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY AS A HELICOPTER CRASHES ON TO THE ROOF OF A 50-STORY SKYSCRAPER. THE PILOT KILLED AS THE CHOPPER SLAMMED INTO THE TOP OF THE BUILDING IN THICK FOG AND RAIN. >>WE HAVE WHAT APPEARS TO BE A HELICOPTER THAT CRASHED INTO THE ROOF. THE HELICOPTER IS ON FIRE >>Reporter: NEARBY BUILDINGS EVACUATED AS SMOKE BILLOWED FROM A FIRE ON THE ROOF HIGH ABOVE, THE CRASH RUSHING BACK MEMORIES OF NEW YORKERS ON EDGE SINCE 9/11 TONIGHT, FEAR FOR A BELOVED BASEBALL STAR. DAVID ORTIZ IN INTENSIVE CARE, UNDERGOING MAJOR SURGERY AFTER BEING SHOT IN A NIGHTCLUB IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TONIGHT WE’RE IN THE D.R. WITH THE LATEST ON HIS CONDITION AND GROWING QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFETY IN A POPULAR VACATION SPOT FOR AMERICANS AFTER A SERIES OF ALARMING INCIDENTS. >>>EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY AS A WILDFIRE RAGES IN CALIFORNIA AND THE POWER COMPANY NOW CUTTING OFF POWER TO HOMES, TAKING NO CHANCES AFTER THOSE POWER LINES WERE BLAMED FOR SPARKING THE DEADLIEST AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN STATE HISTORY. IS THIS THE NEW NORMAL >>>AMERICA UNDER PRESSURE AND A NEW WARNING ABOUT THOSE POPULAR FITNESS TRACKERS GETTING IN YOUR STEPS, GREAT FOR YOUR PHYSIC>>Reporter: SO MANY KIDS WATCHING, HOPING TO BE JUST LIKE HER. á IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS” WITH LESTER HOLT. >>>GOOD EVENING NOWHERE DOES WORD OF AN AIRCRAFT HITTING A SKYSCRAPER SPARK FOR FEAR AND ANXIETY, BUT TONIGHT OFFICIALS HERE IN NEW YORK CITY BELIEVE IT WAS AN ACCIDENT THAT BROUGHT A HELICOPTER SLAMMING ON TO A 54-STORY BUILDING JUST BLOCKS FROM TIMES SQUARE THIS AFTERNOON. THE CHOPPER ENGULFED IN FLAMES, SENDING SMOKE WAFTING OVER MIDTOWN MANHATTAN AND OFFICE WORKERS POURING INTO STREETS THE PILOT, THE APPARENT LONE FATALITY OUR RON ALLEN HAS LATE DETAILS. >>Reporter: GOOD EVENING, LESTER. FROM MIDTOWN WHERE PEOPLE ARE STILL REELING FROM WHAT HAPPENED, THIS IS ALL ESPECIALLY TERRIFYING WHEN THE ALARMS AND SIRENS STARTED SOUNDING BECAUSE NO ONE KNEW REALLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED THE INITIAL REPORTS WERE THAT A PLANE HAD CRASHED HERE ON THE STREET, BRINGING BACK DISTURBING MEMORIES AS EVACUEES POURED INTO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. HORRIFYING MOMENTS IN THE HEART OF MANHATTAN DURING THE LUNCHTIME RUSH. >>WE HAVE WHAT APPEARS TO BE A HELICOPTER THAT CRASHED INTO THE ROOF. THE HELICOPTER IS ON FIRE >>Reporter: A HELICOPTER CRASH LANDING JUST BEFORE 2:00 P.M. ON THE TOP OF A SKYSCRAPER, LEAVING ONE DEAD, THE PILOT, IDENTIFIED BY A MANAGER AT LONDON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AS TIMOTHY McCORMICK. >>WHEN WE GOT TO THE ROOF WE SAW A DEBRIS FIELD ON FIRE. >>Reporter: TERRIFIED OFFICE WORKERS EVACUATED IMMEDIATELY, NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED. >>WE FELT THE BUILDING SHAKE. >>YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, JUST GO >>Reporter: THE FOUL, RAINY WEATHER ADDING TO THE SENSE OF CHAOS. A MASSIVE POLICE AND FIRE RESPONSE THROUGH THE DENSE MIDDAY TRAFFIC, ON SCENE IN FOUR MINUTES >>THERE IS NO INDICATION AT THIS TIME THAT THIS WAS AN ACT OF TERROR AND THERE IS NO ONGOING THREAT TO NEW YORK CITY. >>Reporter: BUT FOR MANY NEW YORKERS IT BROUGHT BACK PAINFUL MEMORIES. >>EVERYBODY WAS RUNNING OUT. IT WAS VERY SCARY. EVERYBODY HAD TO RUN OUT. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE 9/11. >>Reporter: THE 54-STORY, 750-FOOT BUILDING SITS BLOCKS FROM TIMES SQUARE AND TRUMP TOWER, WHERE AIRSPACE IS SEVERELY RESTRICTED THE PILOT HAD JUST DROPPED OFF A PASSENGER AT A HELIPAD ON 34TH STREET WHEN HE TOOK OFF AMID RAIN AND CLOUDS, THE CRASH LANDING HAPPENING JUST 11 MINUTES LATER TWO KEY QUESTIONS FOR INVESTIGATORS TONIGHT, WHY WAS THE HELICOPTER FLYING IN SUCH MURKY WEATHER AND WHO CLEARED IT TO FLY? RON ALLEN, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>>THIS IS TOM COSTELLO FROM THE HUDSON RIVER TO THE EAST RIVER, NEWARK TO LaGUARDIA TO JFK AIRPORTS, NEW YORK HAS SOME OF THE MOST TITLELY-CONTROLLED AIRSPACE IN THE COUNTRY. HELICOPTERS FLYING OVER MANHATTAN MUST COMMUNICATE WITH CONTROLLERS. SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED, THE AIRSPACE OVER TRUMP TOWER IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN IS A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED FLIGHT ZONE. RON ANGEL OWES IS WNBC’S HELICOPTER PILOT. >>HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO FLY OVER THAT AIRSPACE IN MANHATTAN WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORIZATION FROM AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. >>Reporter: BUT HE WOULD NOT NEED TO TALK TO CONTROLLERS IF HE WAS STAYING OVER THE EAST RIVER, AND THE FAA SAYS CONTROLLERS WERE NOT HANDLING THE FLIGHT THE QUESTION TONIGHT, DID THE PILOT STRAY INTO RESTRICTED AIRSPACE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EMERGENCY. >>TO GO INTO THAT AREA, A HELICOPTER WOULD NEED THE APPROVAL OF LaGUARDIA TOWER, AND WE NEED TO FIND OUT IF THAT HAPPENED OR NOT HERE WE DO NOT KNOW AT THIS POINT. >>AND TOM JOINS US NOW. TOM, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE PILOT’S ACTIONS JUST BEFORE THE CHOPPER WENT DOWN? >>AS RON MENTIONED, THE PILOT HAD JUST DROPPED OFF A PASSENGER AT THE HEEL I PORT ON THE EAST SIDE OF MANHATTAN. WE CAN ALSO TELL YOU THAT THE PILOT APPARENTLY WAS TRYING TO DEAL WITH AN EMERGENCY ON BOARD HE MAY HAVE INTENDED TO RETURN TO NEW JERSEY, BUT, IN FACT, HE WAS NOT ABLE TO DO SO FOR SOME REASON MAYBE HE GOT DISORIENTED IN THE FOG. THE AIRPORT MANAGER IN NEW JERSEY SAYS TIM McCORMICK WAS HIGHLY-EXPERIENCED, MAY HAVE PICKED THAT ROOF TOP TO SPARE PEOPLE ON THE GROUND >>ALL RIGHT TOM COSTELLO TONIGHT THANK YOU. >>>THIS EVENING TEARS AND PRAYERS ARE POURING IN FOR BELOVED BASEBALL LEGEND DAVID ORTIZ, THE MAN THEY CALL BIG PAPI IN BOSTON, NOW IN INTENSIVE CARE AND ON HIS WAY BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE BACK AT A NIGHTCLUB ORTIZ UNDERGOING MAJOR SURGERY AND NBC’S MORGAN CHESKY MADE HIS WAY TO THE D.R.. MORGAN, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? >>Reporter: YES, LESTER THIS IS THE VERY BLOCK WHERE DAVID ORTIZ WAS SHOT LATE LAST NIGHT, AND RIGHT NOW THAT LOUNGE THAT HE WAS VISITING HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE LOCALS HERE TELL ME T HOME WILL ACKNOWLEDGE SAFELY MORGAN CHESKY, NBC NEWS, SANTO DOMINGOI’M MIGUEL ALMAGUER. SAFE AND PEACEFUL IS HOW THE GOVERNOR DESCRIBES HAD TROPICAL ISLAND, BUT AFTER THE SHOOTING OF DAVID ORTIZ, THE DEATH OF FOUR AMERICANS AT POPULAR RESORTS AND ANOTHER AMERICAN WHO CLAIMS SHE WAS NEARLY BEATEN TO DEATH STEPS FROM HER ROOM, TONIGHT THIS PICTURESQUE GETAWAY MAY BE SUFFERING FROM A CRISIS IN CONFIDENCE. >>THAT WAS REALLY THE TIPPING POINT FOR US. >>Reporter: JERRIS HERERRA AND HER HUSBAND ALEX JUST CANCELLED THEIR TRIP TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO CELEBRATE THEIR TENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. >>SO IT WAS VERY SCARY AND I DIDN’T WANT TO BE THE NEXT STORY. IT WAS JUST NOT WORTH THE RISK. >>Reporter: WITH THE WAVE OF AMERICANS TAKING TO SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER CANCELLING TRIPS, TOURISM OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TO ASSURE TRAVELERS THE ISLAND IS SAFE. STILL INVESTIGATING THE MYSTERIOUS STRING OF HOTEL DEATHS AND THE ALLEGED BEATING, OFFICIALS SAY THERE’S NO THREAT TO TOURISTS. WITH THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUING A LEVEL TWO SAFETY WARNING FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE FBI IS NOW HELPING WITH THE INVESTIGATION. 6.5 MILLION TOURISTS VISITED THE ISLAND LAST YEAR. TRAVEL EXPERTS SAYING THE COUNTRY IS NO MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT WAS BEFORE. >>ALMOST EVERY SINGLE PERSON WE KNOW HAS SAID, YOU DON’T NEED TO GO, IT IS NOT WORTH IT. >>Reporter: FOR A COUNTRY WHOSE ECONOMY IS DRIVEN BY TOURISM, TONIGHT A SERIES OF HIGH-PROFILE INCIDENTS RISK TARNISHING THIS VIEW OF PARADISE MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. >>>AND BACK HOME PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HINTING THERE IS MORE TO THE DEAL THE U.S. CUT TO STEM ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION FROM MEXICO USING THE THREAT OF NEW TARIFFS AS KEY DETAILS REMAIN UNCLEAR. NBC’S KRISTEN WELKER HAS MORE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. >>Reporter: TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT DECLARING VICTORY, SAYING HIS TARIFF THREAT CONVINCED MEXICO TO SPEED UP ITS DEPLOYMENT OF 6,000 MEXICAN GUARD TROOPS TO THE GUATEMALA BORDER STOPPING MIGRANTS HEADING TO THE U.S. AND EXPANDING EFFORTS TO HOLD MIGRANTS IN MEXICO WHILE SEEKING ASYLUM LEFT UNEXPLAINED, THE PRESIDENT’S MYSTERIOUS TWEET HE HAS ANOTHER FULLY SIGNED AND DOCUMENTED DEAL WITH MEXICO, BUT MEXICAN OFFICIALS TODAY — SAID THERE IS NO SECRET DEAL. >>WHY ARE THE MEXICANS DENYING IT THEN >>I DON’T THINK THEY WILL BE DENYING IT VERY LONG. IT IS ALL DONE. >>Reporter: TONIGHT WE ASKED THE VICE PRESIDENT. >>WHO IS RIGHT HERE >>THE AGREEMENT WE REACHED WITH MEXICO WAS TRULY HISTORIC. >>Reporter: ARE THERE MORE DETAILS ABOUT TO BE REVEALED? >>THERE ARE BACKSTOPS IN THIS AGREEMENT, KRISTEN. IF IN 90 DAYS WE’RE NOT ACHIEVING THE OBJECTIVE OF TRULY REDUCING THE ENORMOUS FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ACROSS OUR BORDER, THAT WE HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE WE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS WITH MEXICO. >>Reporter: BUT DEMOCRATS SAY THE TARIFF SHOWDOWN IS A CRISIS OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN MAKING AND MEXICO’S CONCESSIONS HAD ALREADY BEEN UNDER DISCUSSION >>SO HE CREATES A CRISIS AND THEN ACTS LIKE HE GOES ON TO SOLVE IT, WHICH IS NOT HOW YOU SHOULD GOVERN. >>MEXICO IS DOING MORE FOR THE UNITED STATES AS OF NOW THAN CONGRESS AND SPECIFICALLY THE DEMOCRATS. >>KRISTIN JOINS US HOW. KRIS D KRISTIN, WE HAVE LEARNED HOUSE DEMOCRATS WILL GET TO SEE NEW EVIDENCE FROM THE MUELLER REPORT. >>Reporter: LESTER, THAT’S RIGHT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AGREED TO TURN OVER TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SOME OF THE EVIDENCE MUELLER’S TEAM USED TO ASSESS THE QUESTION OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. MEANWHILE, DEMOCRATS CALLED FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL JOHN DEAN TO TESTIFY. DEAN SAYS IT SHOWS PARALLEL TO WATERGATE. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED DEAN A LOOSER WHO WAS DISBARRED AND WANT TO PRISON LESTER. >>THANK YOU >>>TONIGHT MILLIONS ARE UNDER FLOOD WASHES IN THE MID ATLANTIC AND THE SOUTHEAST AND THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT LIKELY CAUSED A CRANE TO COLLAPSE IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON SUNDAY KILLING AT LEAST ONE PERSON NBC’S GABE GEE TEAR EASY IS THERE. >>OH, MY GOD. THE CRANE IS FALLING OVER. >>Reporter: ON LOOKERS GASPED IN HORROR AS THE TOWERING CRANE CAME CRASHING DOWN ON A FIVE-STORY APARTMENT BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS. >>A SCENE OUT OF “TWISTER.” >>Reporter: ALEX DESCRIBES THE CHAOS AS HE TOOK THIS VIDEO. >>CHECKING ON OTHER TENANTS YOU KNOW, HEY, ARE YOU OKAY >>Reporter: 29-YEAR-OLD KIERSTEN SMITH WAS KILLED, FIVE OTHERS INJURED. >>Reporter: WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR HEAD >>TRYING TO SURVIVE. >>Reporter: THE SAME STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT TORRENTIAL RAIN TO OKLAHOMA AND IN NORTH CAROLINA IN TENNESSEE, RAGING WATER SWEPT AWAY A 2-YEAR-OLD BOY AND KILLED HIM TODAY IN DALLAS POLICE ESCORTED RESIDENT BACK TO THE APARTMENT COMPLEX TO GET BELONGINGS, SOME RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY THE CRANE COULDN’T WITHSTAND THE 70 MILES PER HOUR WIND GUSTS. THE COMPANY SAID OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY OF THOSE KILLED AND INJURED. SHE AND HER HUSBAND MOVED IN TWO WEEKS AGO. HE IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION. TODD CLEMENT IS THEIR ATTORNEY. >>THERE’S NO WAY PROPER PROCEDURES WERE FOLLOWED OR YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THIS SITUATION WE SEE BEHIND US. >>Reporter: IT COULD TAKE DAYS TO REMOVE THIS CRANE TONIGHT THREE PEOPLE ARE STILL HOSPITALIZED BUT ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER. LESTER. >>GABE, THANKS. >>>LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY FROM THE FIRST 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATE HERE ON NBC, AND TONIGHT WE’RE LAUNCHING A NEW SERIES WITH OUR HARRY SMITH TO LET CANDIDATES TELL YOU THE IDEA THAT THEY SAY SEPARATES THEM FROM THE VAST FIELD OF CONTENDERS WE’RE CALLING IT “MY BIG IDEA,” AND FIRST UP SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS. >>Reporter: WHAT IS YOUR BIG IDEA? >>MEDICARE FOR ALL. >>Reporter: DOES THAT MEAN ALL >>YES, IT MEANS ALL I MEAN LET’S BE CLEAR. IT IS NOT A RADICAL IDEA. >>TOGETHER WE HAVE STOOD WITH THE WORKERS — >>Reporter: PERHAPS BECAUSE BERNIE SANDERS HAS BEEN DELIVERING MUCH THE SAME MESSAGE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. >>WE’RE GOING UP, NOT DOWN. >>Reporter: HERE IS SANDERS, THEN MAYOR OF BURLINGTON, VERMONT, ON THE “TODAY” SHOW IN 1981 >>YOU HAVE MAYBE 2% OF THE POPULATION THAT OWNS ONE-THIRD OF THE ENTIRE WEALTH OF AMERICA. >>Reporter: WE MET THE SENATOR ON CAPITOL HILL >>BERNIE! >>Reporter: IN A TINY D.C. CAMPAIGN OFFICE. >>THE BOTTOM LINE IS MEDICARE IS THE MOST POPULAR HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM IN AMERICA, FAR MORE POPULAR THAN PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES, AND WE THINK IF WE EXPAND MEDICARE OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD TO ALL PEOPLE YOU ARE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING VERY SATISFIED. >>Reporter: AMERICANS WOULD PAY NOTHING AT THE DOCTOR’S OTHER, NO CO-PAYS AT THE E.R.. HE’S EVEN THROWING IN DENTAL AND VISION CARE COMPANIES WOULD NO LONGER OFFER PRIVATE HEALTH CARE TO EMPLOYEES. THE COST IN THE TRILLIONS, WITH A “T.” >>IF I WANT TO, CAN I OPT OUT? >>NO. >>THE WORD THAT WILL COME FROM REPUBLICANS IS SOCIALISM. >>THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE, BUT IF IT HAPPENS THIS IS NOT A SOCIALIST PROGRAM. YOU KNOW WHAT IS A SOCIALIST PROGRAM? IT IS THE VETERANS’ ADMINISTRATION YOU KNOW WHAT IS A SOCIALIST PROGRAM? YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT THOSE ARE GOVERNMENT-RUN PROGRAMS. >>Reporter: MEDICARE FOR ALL, THAT’S BERNIE SANDER’S BIG IDEA. HARRY SMITH, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>A LOT MORE OF OUR SERIES TO COME TOMORROW NIGHT, SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS SHARES HER BIG IDEA. >>>JUST AHEAD, MULTIPLE WILDFIRES ERUPTING AS WE ENTER ANOTHER DANGEROUS FIRE SEASON WHY THOUSANDS WERE INTENTIONALLY LEFT IN THE DARK >>>ALSO, AMERICA UNDER PRESSURE MILLIONS USE PHYSICAL FITNESS TRACKERS, BUT COULD THEY ACTUALLY BE HARMFUL TO >>>WE’RE BACK NOW WITH THOSE EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY AS A WILDFIRE RAGES IN CALIFORNIA, AND THE POWER COMPANY NOW CUTTING OFF ELECTRICITY TO HOMES, TAKING NO CHANCES AFTER POWER LINES WERE BLAMED FOR SPARKING THE DEADLIEST FIRE IN STATE HISTORY. HERE IS MOLLY HUNTER >>Reporter: HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BATTLING THE SAND FIRE AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO RISE THE FIRST MAJOR BLAZE OF THE SEASON HAS ALREADY SCORCHED MORE THAN 2,000 ACRES, AND WHILE THE FIRE IS NOW 30% CONTAINED THE BLISTERING HEAT IS A GROWING CONCERN. THIS YEAR PG&E TELLS NBC NEWS IT IS TAKING A MORE PROACTIVE APPROACH, INTENTIONALLY SHUTTING OFF POWER. >>THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO TO PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THE COMMUNITIES. >>Reporter: OVER THE WEEKEND THE COMPANY PROTECTIVELY CUTTING POWER FOR MORE THAN 20,000 CUSTOMERS INCLUDING IN PARADISE AND OTHER AREAS RAVAGED BY THE 2018 CAMP FIRE, THE DEADLIEST AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRE IN STATE HISTORY CAUSED BY ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINES OWNED BY PG&E. WHILE SOME CUSTOMERS WERE UPSET POWER WAS TURNED OFF — >>I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE CAN LIVE LIKE THAT. >>Reporter: — THE UTILITY COMPANY SAYS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR SAFETY THE POWER SHUT-OFF CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON PG&E SAYS IT GIVES AS MUCH ADVANCE NOTICE AS POSSIBLE AND LOOKS AT A VARIETY OF FACTORS WHEN INITIATING THE SHUT-OFF. >>WE LOOK AT HUMIDITY, WE LOOK AT TEMPERATURES, WE LOOK AT HOW DRY THE FUEL IS. >>Reporter: ALL CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN RESTORED FOR NOW, BUT THIS YEAR PG&E SAYS IT ISN’T TAKING ANY CHANCES. MOLLY HUNTER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. >>>COMING UP, AMERICA UNDER PRESSURE COULD YOUR >>>WE’RE BACK NOW WITH AMERICA UNDER PRESSURE, AND NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SUPPOSED HEALTH BENEFITS OF THOSE FITNESS TRACKERS THAT MILLIONS USE WITH MORE, HERE’S NBC’S KRISTEN DAHLGREN. >>Reporter: AS MORE AMERICANS MAKE HEALTH A PRIORITY, MANY ARE TURNING TO TECHNOLOGY. >>THE FITNESS TRACKER HAS BECOME KIND OF THE OBSESSION. >>Reporter: BUT IS THAT OBSESSION REALLY GOOD FOR YOU THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 318,000 HEALTH APPS AND 340 WEARABLE DEVICES ON THE MARKET. >>I’LL FIND MYSELF KIND OF JUST PACING BACK AND FORTH OR STANDING UP JUST TO GET THE LAST PARTS OF THE GOAL DONE. >>IF I DON’T GET MY 10,000 IN A DAY I FEEL BAD. >>Reporter: AND THAT FEELING IS WHY SOME WORRY MEASURING FITNESS, DIET AND SLEEP COULD BE TAKING A TOLL ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH WHILE HEALTH TRACKING MAY PROMPT US TO DO MORE, RESEARCH FOUND IT CAN MAKE ACTIVITIES THAT WERE ONCE ENJOYABLE FEEL ALMOST LIKE A JOB NOT ONLY DECREASING ENJOYMENT, BUT ALSO LOWERING ACTIVITY LEVELS WHEN THOSE TRACKERS ARE OFF DIETICIAN JESSICA CORDING SAYS THE PRESSURE TO PERFORM CAN FEEL OVERWHELMING. >>THESE ARE REALLY POWERFUL TOOLS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE, BUT THEY CAN TRIGGER ANXIETY OR OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS AND CAUSE US TO GO A LITTLE TOO FAR AND LOSE SIGHT OF THE BIG PICTURE OF WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE WITH WELLNESS. >>Reporter: FOR FOUR YEARS CANDACE NELSON WORE HER FITNESS TRACKER EVERY DAY. >>I KIND OF FOCUSED ON WHAT I HADN’T ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE DAY INSTEAD OF FEELING PROUD OF WHAT I HAD. >>Reporter: WHEN SHE FINALLY TOOK OFF THE TRACKER FOR GOOD, SHE SAYS A WEIGHT WAS LIFTED. >>IT DOESN’T AFFECT MY LIFE ANYMORE. >>Reporter: AND STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN FITNESS AND WELL-BEING MIGHT BE THE FIRST STEP NOW SHE IS MAKING HISTORY. JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS. >>AND OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO HER. >>>THAT’S “NIGHTLY NEWS”, I’M LESTER HOLT HOLT THANK YOU FOR WATCHING, EVERYONE,

4 comments on “Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – June 10, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

  1. UFOlici Post author

    17:35 SHt up! scaring people! when we invent something to actually makes us healthy!! You PSY jump! but when a corporation or the Gov is doing it! you just DO NOT SAy ANYTHING

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  2. Reality Post author

    NBC making news and tragedy into politics like usual!  No wonderer people distrust the media in historic numbers now!

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