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NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – February 6th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

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>>> BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT, THE DEADLY WINTER STORM ON THE MOVE A TERRIFYING VIDEO, A TORNADO TEARING THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD, A MASSIVE TREE FALLING ON TO THE HIGHWAY

UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST, TENS OF MILLIONS AT RISK IN THE NORTHEAST, UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW IN THE SOUTH, A MAJOR FLOOD THREAT AFTER THAT TWISTER OUTBREAK >>> GOLLY THAT'S GOT TO BE A TORNADO >> WE'LL TIME IT ALL OUT ALSO TONIGHT, ACQUITTED AND ON THE ATTACK

PRESIDENT TRUMP CELEBRATING AT THE WHITE HOUSE UNLEASHING ON OPPONENTS HIS NEW SHOT AT MITT ROMNEY, THE ONLY REPUBLICAN WHO VOTED TO CONVICT AND HIS FEUD ESCALATING WITH NANCY PELOSI WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY WERE FEET AWAY AT THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST? >>> THE CHAOS GROWING IN IOWA THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CALLING FOR A TOTAL SHIPS AND THE CHINE DOCTOR WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE ON THE OUTBREAK, HIS TRAGIC FATE >>> THE SHOCKING REVEAL OF ELIZABETH SMART

THE KIDNAPPING AND SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR SAYING SHE WAS ATTACKED AGAIN, THIS TIME ON A PLANE AND HOW SHE'S FIGHTING BACK >>> AND A POPULAR CAR BOOSTER SEAT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, THE NEW ALERT TONIGHT >>> THIS IS "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >>> GOOD EVENING SNOW, HEAVY RAIN, FLOODING, EVEN TORNADOES ALL PART OF A MASSIVE AND DEADLY STORM SYSTEM BRINGING MISERY FROM THE DEEP SOUTH TO NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT

25 MILLION PEOPLE FROM KENTUCKY TO MAINE ARE UNDER WINTER WEATHER ALERTS FOR SNOW AND ICE IN THE SOUTH WHERE AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND MILLIONS MORE FACE VIOLENT WINDS AND TWISTERS, TOPPLING TREES AND DAMAGING HOMES AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE UP TONIGHT FROM GEORGIA TO THE CAROLINAS OUR GABE GUTIERREZ HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: TONIGHT, THE POWERFUL WINTER STORM IS TEARING THROUGH MUCH OF THE COUNTRY PRODUCING RAIN, SNOW, HAIL AND TORNADOES THE SECURITY CAMERA CAPTURES A POSSIBLE TWISTER RIPPING THROUGH A NORTH CAROLINA NEIGHBORHOOD

THIS DASH CAM VIDEO SHOWS A TREE FALLING ON A GEORGIA HIGHWAY, BARELY MISSING ONCOMING TRAFFIC AT LEAST THREE DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED FROM TOPPLED TREES IN TENNESSEE AND SOUTH CAROLINA TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE SOUTH ARE WITHOUT POWER THESE STUDENTS HUDDLED IN A SCHOOL HALLWAY SINGING SONGS DURING A TORNADO WARNING IN MISSISSIPPI, THIS FUNNEL CLOUD RIPPED ROOFS OFF HOMES

>> ALL OF A SUDDEN THE WIND AND THE RAIN GOT SO HEAVY WE RAN INSIDE >> Reporter: AFTER DUMPING SNOW ON TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA, IN NEW ORLEANS, THE FAST-MOVING SYSTEM BROUGHT DAMAGING HAIL, TORRENTIAL RAIN AND RELENTLESS RAIN >> THAT'S GOT TO BE A TORNADO >> Reporter: AT THIS CONSTRUCTION SITE SCAFFOLDING CRASHED ON TO CARS >> IT HAPPENED SO FAST

I'VE NEVER SEEN NOTHING THAT BAD BEFORE >> Reporter: TODAY MORE SNOW FELL IN PARTS OF THE MIDWEST AND IT'S EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY OVERNIGHT IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND LESTER? >> GABE GUTIERREZ IN CHICAGO, THANKS >>> THIS COULD BE A POTENTIALLY VIOLENT NIGHT IN SOME PLACES WNBC'S JANICE HOUGH IS TRACKING IT

JANICE, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? >> LESTER, WE'LL START WITH THE TORNADO WATCHES THAT ARE STILL IN EFFECT ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST LOOK AT ALL OF THESE WATCHES IN EFFECT UP AND DOWN THE CAROLINAS ACROSS THIS AREA 23 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES FROM JACKSONVILLE ALL OF THE WAY TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA THE PRECIPITATION WILL BE HEAVY SO FLOODING IS A POSSIBILITY OVER THE CAROLINAS AND ON THE COASTAL AREAS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THAT, HEAVY SNOW, MAYBE AS MUCH AS A FOOT AND AIRPORT IMPACTS WILL BE DRAMATIC FROM CLEVELAND ALL OF THE WAY TO BOSTON

>> A MIXED BAG, JANICE, THANKS >>> A DAY AFTER HIS ACQUITTAL ON BOTH IMPEACHMENT CHARGES PRESIDENT TRUMP CELEBRATED HIS VICTORY WHILE DENOUNCING THOSE WHO TRIED TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE AS EVIL AND CORRUPT, EVEN USING AN EXPLETIVE ON LIVE TV OUR PETER ALEXANDER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE áá áá >> Reporter: CALLING IT A CELEBRATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT SAVORING HIS SENATE VICTORY >> WE WENT THROUGH HELL UNFAIRLY

DID NOTHING WRONG, BUT THIS IS WHAT THE END RESULT IS [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> THE ONLY GOOD HEADLINE I'VE EVER HAD IN "THE WASHINGTON POST" >> THE PRESIDENT UNPLUGGED, RIPPING FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR >> I NEVER THOUGHT A WORD WOULD SOUND SO GOOD IT'S CALLED TOTAL ACQUITTAL

>> PRAISING A PACKED CROWD OF POLITICAL ALLIES MITCH McCONNELL, I WANT TO TELL YOU, YOU DID A FANTASTIC JOB [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> BOTH BUOYANT AND BITTER, UNLOADING ON THE DEMOCRATS AND THE RELENTLESS STRING OF INVESTIGATION >> IT WAS EVIL IT WAS CORRUPT

IT WAS DIRTY COPS IT WAS LEAKERS AND LIARS >> PUNCTUATING HIS ANGER WITH AN EXPLETIVE >> IT WAS ALL [ EXPLETIVE ] >> Reporter: AND THIS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF UTAH

>> TELL THEM I'M SORRY ABOUT MITT ROMNEY I'M SORRY >> Reporter: IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME TODAY THE PRESIDENT ATTACKED THE ONLY REPUBLICAN WHO JOINED DEMOCRATS VOTING TO REMOVE HIM EARLIER SHATTERING THE BIPARTISAN TRADITION OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST WITH SWIPES AT BOTH ROMNEY AND HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI >> I DON'T LIKE PEOPLE WHO USE THEIR FAITH AS JUSTIFICATION FOR DOING WHAT THEY KNOW IS WRONG NOR DO I LIKE PEOPLE WHO SAY "I PRAY FOR YOU" WHEN THEY KNOW THAT THAT'S NOT SO

>> ROMNEY TODAY WITH NBC STATION KSL STANDING BY HIS DECISION >> I BELIEVE THAT WHEN I SWEAR AN OATH TO GOD I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE EXACTLY TRUTHFUL, AND I AM TRUTHFUL AND DID WHAT I BELIEVE WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY >> PELOSI FIRING BACK AT THE PRESIDENT >> HE'S TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT HE KNOWS LITTLE ABOUT, FAITH AND PRAYER >> TRADING NEW INSULTS WHILE DEFENDING TEARING UP THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

>> HE LOOKED TO ME A LITTLE SEDATED HE'S SHREDDING THE CONSTITUTION IN HIS CONDUCT I SHREDDED THE STATE OF HIS MIND ADDRESS >> THE PRESIDENT UNAPOLOGETIC WITH ONE EXCEPTION >> I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO MY FAMILY FOR HAVING THEM HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PHONY, ROTTEN DEAL

IVANKA, THANK YOU, HONEY >> AND TONIGHT THE SENATE'S TOP DEMOCRAT, CHUCK SCHUMER IS DISMISSING THE PRESIDENT'S WHITE HOUSE EVENT OF AN HOUR AND A HALF OF MISTRUTHS AND PROFANITY >> THE IMPEACHMENT IS OVER, BUT THE IOWA CAUCUS IS NOT THE HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE DEMANDING A RECANVASS AND HAS THE FINAL TAL NEY LIMBO MORGAN RADFORD HAS DETAILS

>> Reporter: MORE CONFUSION TONIGHT OVER THOSE IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS AS THE HEAD OF THE HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CALLS FOR A RECANVASS AN AUDIT OF EVERY SINGLE DETAIL FROM MONDAY NIGHT >> IS THAT A BLOW TO THE PROGRESS HE'S MADE? >> I DON'T KNOW THERE'S SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE IN THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE AND THAT IS THE POPULAR VOTE >> ARE YOU CLAIMING VICTORY IN IOWA? >> WHERE I COME FROM, MORGAN, WHEN YOU GET 6,000 MORE VOTES, WHERE I COME FROM THAT SOUNDS LIKE A VICTORY TO ME >> Reporter: THE WINNER IS THE ONE WITH THE MOST STATE DELEGATES AND WITH THOSE FINAL RESULTS STILL UNCERTAIN, SENATOR SANDERS AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ARE NOW LOCKED IN A BATTLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

>> NEW HAMPSHIRE IS NOT THE KIND OF PLACE TO LET IOWA OR ANYBODY ELSE TELL YOU WHAT TO DO >> THE LATEST MONMOUTH POLL SHOWS SANDERS LEADING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE BY JUST FOUR POINTS WITHIN THE POLL'S MARGIN OF ERROR AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN STILL TRAILING AND AS THE FRONT-RUNNERS BLITZED THE GRANITE STATE AHEAD OF FRIDAY NIGHT'S DEBATE, VOTERS SAY DESPITE THE CHAOS ON CAUCUS NIGHT THEY STILL HAVE FAITH THAT THEIR VOTE WILL COUNT >> DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT? SICK AND THERE ARE RENEWED EFFORTS TO BRING PEOPLE TO BASES LIKE THIS FROM THAT COUNTRY LESTER? >> MIGUEL ALMAGUER, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE >>> A BIG PUBLIC MEMORIAL IS PLANNED FOR KOBE BRYANT, HIS DAUGHTER AND SEVEN OTHER PEOPLE KILLED IN THE HELICOPTER CRASH 11 DAYS AGO

THE EVENT BE HELD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th AT THE STAPLES CENTER IN LA WHERE BRYANT HAS PLAYED AND WHERE A MEMORIAL WAS HELD WHEN MICHAEL JACKSON DIED >>> IN NEW YORK THE PROSECUTION RESTED IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL AFTER HEARING FROM SIX WOMEN WHO ACCUSED WEINSTEIN OF SEXUAL ASSAULT STEPHANIE GOSK HAS BEEN ON THE CASE

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT NOW AS THE DEFENSE TAKES OVER? >> WELL, LESTER, WE CAN EXPECT THE DEFENSE TEAM TO CONTINUE TO QUESTION THE ACCUSERS' CREDIBILITY AND MOTIVATION IN THE SAME WAY THEY HAVE DURING TOUGH QUESTIONS DURING CROSS-EXAMINATION WE'VE HEARD ALREADY FROM SIX ACCUSERS, THREE OF THEM SUPPORTING WITNESSES THE PROSECUTION SAYS HARVEY WEINSTEIN LURED THESE WOMEN USING HIS POWER AND INFLUENCE AS A HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER AND THEN HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THEM OF COURSE, WEINSTEIN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ALL OF THE CHARGES AND DENIES EVER HAVING NONCONSENSUAL SEX THE JUDGE IN COURT TODAY SAID THE DEFENSE COULD TAKE THREE OR FOUR DAYS ROUGHLY TO WRAP UP THEIR CASE AND THAT WOULD MEAN AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK, END OF NEXT WEEK AND THE JURY CAN TAKE THIS CASE AND START TO DELIBERATE

>> STEPHANIE, THANKS >>> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK IN JUST 60 SECONDS WITH THE SHOCKING REVELATION BY ELIZABETH SMART WHO SURVIVED BEING >>> TONIGHT, THE SURVIVOR OF AN INFAMOUS KIDNAPPING IS SPEAKING OUT ELIZABETH SMART WAS ABDUCTED WHEN SHE WAS 14 AND SUFFERED MONTHS OF SEXUAL ABUSE NOW SMART SAYS SHE WAS ATTACKED RECENTLY AGAIN ABOARD A FLIGHT NBC'S JOE FRIAR ON HOW SHE'S FIGHTING BACK

>> Reporter: AS A TEENAGER ELIZABETH SMART WAS KIDNAPPED AND REPEATEDLY RAPED NOW AS AN ADULT SHE SAYS SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AGAIN, THIS TIME ON AN AIRPLANE WHILE FLYING HOME TO UTAH LAST SUMMER SMART SAYS SHE WAS ASLEEP WHEN THE MAN NEXT TO HER STARTED TOUCHING HER INAPPROPRIATELY RUBBING HIS HAND ON HER INNER THIGH >> SERIOUSLY, AGAIN? LIKE, CAN THIS REALLY BE HAPPENING TO ME AGAIN? DO I HAVE A BIG SIGN ACROSS MY FOREHEAD THAT SAYS VICTIM? I MEAN, HOW IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME AGAIN? >> SMART SAYS SHE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH DELTA, DOES NOT BLAME THE AIRLINE AND IN A STATEMENT DELTA SAYS WE TOOK THE MATTER SERIOUSLY AND HAVE CONTINUED TO COOPERATE WITH MISS SMART AND THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY SMART SAYS SHE ALSO SPOKE WITH THE FBI AND THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING

THE FBI SAYS IT CAN'T CONFIRM OR DENY AN INVESTIGATION ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON FLIGHTS ARE RISING AT AN ALARMING RATE, UP 66% OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD SMART SAYS AFTER WHAT HAPPENED LAST SUMMER SHE DECIDED TO CREATE A SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM IN UTAH FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS AND SHE CALLS IT SMART DEFENSE SHE FIRST MADE HEADLINES IN 2002 WHEN AT THE AGE OF 14 SMART WAS ABDUCTED AT KNIFEPOINT FROM HER BEDROOM >> ELIZABETH, IF YOU'RE OUT THERE, WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN TO HELP YOU

>> SHE WAS HELD CAPTIVE FOR NINE MONTHS BEFORE SHE WAS RESCUED SINCE THEN, SMART HAS BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR MISSING PERSONS AND VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE, AND RESPONSIBILITY THAT FOR HER REMAINS AS IMPORTANT AS EVER JOE FRIAR, NBC NEWS >>> A DISTURBING CASE OF CHILD ABUSE A FATHER, AN NYPD OFFICER CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER HE FORCED HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SON WITH AUTISM TO SLEEP IN A FREEZING GARAGE

NBC'S RON ALLEN ON THE MULTIPLE WARNINGS THE BOY'S MOTHER SAYS WERE IGNORED >> LET HIM GO! LET HIM GO! >> HEART WRENCHING VIDEO FROM A CUSTODY BATTLE, A MOTHER PICKING UP THEIR CHILDREN FROM THEIR FATHER MICHAEL VALVA TODAY CHARGED WITH MURDERING HIS 8-YEAR-OLD AUTISTIC SON AUTHORITIES SAY TOMMY VALVA FROZE TO DEATH AFTER BEING FORCED TO SLIP IN HIS FATHER'S GARAGE >> IT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF CRUEL, CALLOUS, WANTON AND EVIL

>> THE FATHER'S GIRLFRIEND ALSO CHARGED WITH MURDER BOTH PLEADING NOT GUILTY >> I FILED SO MANY COMPLAINTS ASKING FOR HELP, BEGGING FOR JUSTICE THAT NEVER HAPPENED >> TOMMY'S MOTHER JUSTYNA VALVA SAYS THAT HE WAS REPORTED MANY TIMES FOR MISTREATING HIS BOYS

>> THE CHILDREN WERE WEARING DIAPERS THEY WERE COMING TO SCHOOL SOAKED IN URINE AND THEY WERE LOOKING FOR FOOD ON THE CLASSROOM FLOOR IN THE GARBAGE >> LOOKING FOR FOOD IN THE GARBAGE >> RIGHT EXACTLY

>> Reporter: SHE SAYS RECORDS FROM A STATE HOTLINE SHOWED DOZENS OF WARNINGS INCLUDING FROM THE BOY'S SCHOOL THE MOST RECENT THING, TOMMY HAD BRUISES AND ABRASIONS ALL OVER HIS FACE NBC NEWS HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO VERIFY THE DOCUMENTS DUE TO THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION >> WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOUR EX-HUSBAND IS A POLICE OFFICER? >> WELL, HE WAS ACTUALLY PROTECTED BECAUSE OF THAT, AS WELL >> Reporter: TODAY PROSECUTORS PROMISING A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

>> IN THIS CASE IT'S PUBLIC, BUT THERE ARE KIDS OUT THERE DYING EVERY DAY AND NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT >> Reporter: A MOTHER DISTRAUGHT OVER A SYSTEM FAILING TO SAVE HER SON AS NATIONWIDE NEARLY 8 MILLION CHILDREN ARE REPORTED ABUSED EVERY YEAR RON ALLEN, NBC NEWS, RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK >> AN INCREDIBLY DISTURBING STORY >>> THERE IS OUTRAGE TONIGHT FROM FREQUENT FLIERS AND OTHERS WHO GET TO AVOID LONG AIRPORT SECURITY LINE

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PUTTING A FREEZE ON ENROLLMENT IN THE GLOBAL ENTRY PROGRAM HERE IN NEW YORK AND SAYS IT COULD BE EXPANDED TO OTHER STATES ERIN McLACHLAN TELLS US WHY >> Reporter: TONIGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESCALATING ITS BATTLE WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS BANNING RESIDENTS FROM ENROLLING OR RE-ENROLLING IN THE SO-CALLED TRUSTED TRAVELER PROGRAM LIKE GLOBAL ENTRY TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CROSS THE US

BORDER AND GET THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY LINES A DRAMATIC MOVE IN RESPONSE TO NEW YORK'S GREEN LIGHT LAW PASSED LAST YEAR, IT LIMIT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM SHARING INFORMATION WITH ICE

AND CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION NEW YORK OFFICIALS SAYING THE LAW ALLOWS IMMIGRANTS TO COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND CALLS THE DHS NEW BAN POLITICAL RETALIATION >> THIS IS UNBOUNDED ARROGANCE, DISRESPECT OF THE RULE OF LAW >> Reporter: DHS SAYS THE NEW YORK LAW CREATES A SECURITY ISSUE PREVENTING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM TRACKING DOWN POTENTIAL CRIMINALS >> WE NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO MAKE SURE THEY MEET THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS SO WE NEED TO DO OUR JOB

>> Reporter: SOME TRAVELERS AT NEW YORK'S JFK AIRPORT ARE NOT HAPPY >> I THINK IT'S A VERY MEAN WAY TO GET BACK AT NEW YORK >> Reporter: NEW YORK SAYS IT'S NOT BACKING DOWN >> IN ALL LIKELIHOOD THIS DISPUTE WILL GO TO THE COURTS AND NEW YORK WILL ARGUE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS EXCEEDED ITS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY >> Reporter: TRUMP OFFICIALS SAY ANY STATE CONSIDERING LEGISLATION SIMILAR TO NEW YORK'S GREEN LIGHT LAW COULD ALSO LOSE ACCESS TO TRUSTED TRAVEL PROGRAMS

ONE OFFICIAL SINGLING OUT THE STATE OF WASHINGTON LESTER? >> ERIN McLACHLAN TONIGHT, THANK YOU >>> TONIGHT, TROUBLING FINDINGS FROM A PRO-PUBLICA INVESTIGATION INTO ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S WELL KNOWN MAKERS OF CAR BOOSTER R SEATS FOR CHILDREN, SUGGESTING THEY MAY OFFER LITTLE TO NO PROTECTION IN CERTAIN CAR CRASHES HERE'S TOM COSTELLO >> Reporter: IN 2016, THE BROWN FAMILY HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING THAT A WEEK AFTER A FAMILY TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD 5-YEAR-OLD JILLIAN WOULD BE ON LIFE SUPPORT AFTER SUFFERING A CATASTROPHIC SPINAL CORD INJURY IN A HORRIFIC CAR CRASH

TODAY JILLIAN IS PARALYZED BELOW HER NECK AND RELIES ON A VENTILATOR TO BREATHE HER PARENTS SAY HER EVENFLO BIG KID BOOSTER SEAT FAILED TO PROTECT HER >> HER BODY WAS JUST FLUNG, AND SHE WAS — IT REALLY DIDN'T SUPPORT >> NOW A PRO PUBLICA INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND EVENFLO'S OWN INTERNAL CRASH TESTS SHOW CHILDREN SITTING IN A BIG KID BOOSTER SEAT COULD SUFFER SERIOUS HEAD, NECK AND SPINAL INJURIES IN A SIDE-IMPACT CRASH >> THEIR OWN TOP CAR SEAT ENGINEER ADMITTED THAT IF A CHILD'S BODY MOVED THE WAY A DUMMY DID IN THE CRASH THAT THAT CHILD COULD WIND UP WITH PARALYSIS, WITH A HEAD INJURY OR COULD DIE

>> Reporter: THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDS CHILDREN STAY IN FIVE-POINT HARNESS CAR SEATS UNTIL THEY OUTGROW THEM SOMETIMES AT 65 POUNDS OR MORE, BUT THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND PACKAGING FOR JILLIAN'S BOOSTER SEAT SUGGESTED 30-POUND CHILDREN COULD USE IT JILLIAN WEIGHED 37 POUNDS THE MANUAL TODAY SAYS 40 POUNDS, BUT THE BOX PRO PUBLICA INSPECKED STILL SAYS 30 WHILE LABELS CLAIM THEY'RE CRASH TESTED, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE SEATS ACTUALLY PROTECT CHILDREN

>> WE SIDE-IMPACT TEST OUR SEATS, BUT I DON'T THINK WE SAY THAT WE OFFER ANY TYPE OF SIDE-IMPACT PROTECTION EVENFLO TELLS NBC NEWS OUR PRODUCT PERFORMED AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO AND DID NOT CAUSE THE INJURIES AND THE DRIVER ERROR DID, AND NO CHILD CAN AVOID INJURY IN A CAR CRASH, ESPECIALLY A SEVERE ONE >> WISH I NEVER DID I WISH I'D STAYED WITH A FIVE-POINT HARNESS SEAT WITH A LOT MORE PROTECTION >> OTHER CAR SEAT MAKERS HAVE BEEN SUED IN , BUT THERE ARE STILL NO FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR SIDE-IMPACT CAR SEAT CRASH TESTS

LESTER? >> QUITE ALARMING ALL RIGHT TOM COSTELLO, THANKS >>> FINALLY, THE SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY HOME FOR AN AMERICAN ASTRONAUT AFTER SHE MADE HISTORY IN SPACE HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES

>> Reporter: AFTER NEARLY 11 MONTHS CIRCLING THE GLOBE NASA ASTRONAUT CHRISTINA KOCH IS SAFELY BACK ON MOTHER EARTH >> THUMBS UP AND A HUGE SMILE >> Reporter: COMPLETING A 328-DAY MISSION, THE LONGEST FOR A WOMAN IN SPACE, EVEN CELEBRATING HOLIDAYS 240 MILES UP HER TIME ABOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FULL OF ACHIEVEMENT SIX SPACE WALKS INCLUDING THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE SPACE WALK

>> I'LL BE ABLE TO DO THAT >> Reporter: THE RUSSIAN SOYUZ CARRYING KOCH AND CREW LANDED TODAY IN KAZAKHSTAN NOW THE NASA SCIENTIST GOES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE HERSELF, THE FOCUS OF SEVERAL STUDIES ON THE EFFECTS SPACE HAS ON WOMEN >> CHRISTINA, WELCOME HOME >> HER NEXT ASSIGNMENT, CELEBRATING ALL PLANET EARTH HAS TO OFFER INCLUDING A TRIP TO

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