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ABOUT SAFETY HIS WIFE IS CURRENTLY PREGNANT WITH THEIR SECOND CHILD >> IN A WIDE RANGING INTERVIEW, PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATEN TODAY WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DO NOT REOPEN HERE'S NBC'S KELLY OWE DOM WITH MORE >> Reporter: AS COVID RAGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT SEE THE THREAT AS A FIRESTORM

>> WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES FLORIDA BECAME MORE FLAME LIKE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE UNDER CONTROL >> Reporter: FRUSTRATED BY SOARING CASES — >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> Reporter: HE CLAIMS TESTING ITSELF MAKES THE SITUATION APPEAR WORSE >> WE FIND CASES, AND MANY OF THOSE CASES HEAL AUTOMATICALLY WE'RE FINDING IN A WAY WE'RE CREATING TROUBLE >> Reporter: WHILE THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT TESTING CAPACITY — >> WE HAVE THE MOST AND FINEST TESTING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: — THE N

IH DIRECTOR SAID RESULTS MUST COME BACK FASTER THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT THREE DAYS >> BUT IN SOME PLACES IT'S AS LONG AS A WEEK AND THAT REALLY UNDER CUTS THE VALUE OF THE TESTING

>> Reporter: ANYIN A FOX SUNDAY INTERVIEW, HE TALKED ABOUT EXPERTS' MISTAKES AND ABOUT HIS OWN >> I'LL BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR, AND I'LL BE RIGHT >> Reporter: THE LATEST SNAPSHOT FROM VOTERS TRUSTS THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO 39% DEMOCRAT JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD NATIONALLY IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL WADING DEEPER INTO CULTURE WARS, THE PRESIDENT DEFEND THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT RACISM THEY LOVE THEIR FLAG IT REPRESENTS THE SOUTH

THEY LIKE THE SOUTH PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LIKE THE SOUTH >> Reporter: HE REJECTS THE PENTAGON'S CALL TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE NAMES FROM MILITARY BASES >> I DON'T CARE WHAT THE MILITARY SAYS I'M SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE DESIGNIFICANCE >> Reporter: AND THREATEN TO VETO THE DEDEFENSE SPENDING PACKAGE THAT MANDATES THE CHANGES

>> GO TO THE COMMUNITY, HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF RENAMING FORT BRAGG, AND THEN WHAT ARE WE GOING TO NAME IT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT AFTER THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT, CHRIS? TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO NAME T >> OUR THANKS TO KELLY O'DONNELL FOR THAT REPORT >> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS REPORTING RECORD SHATTERING NUMBERS AND THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS NOW OVER 600,000 THAT IS ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINING US NOW FROM BEIJING JANICE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING

THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG IS A SIGN THAT OUTBREAKS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN DESPITE RESTRICTIONS AND WILL ACTUALLY SERVE AS A CAUTIONARY TALE THAT RESTRICTIONS MAY HAVE TO BE REIMPOSED AT SOME POINT LAST WEEK THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES DID, REIMPOSING A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS AT DISNEYLAND CLOSED DOWN, THEY PUT A BAN ON INSIDE DINING AFTER 6:00 PM CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TODAY'S OFFICIALS ARE CALLING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG CRITICAL BECAUSE THESE CASES ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RECENT HISTORY OF OUTSIDE TRAVEL SO IT IS RAISING THIS MYSTERY OF HOW IT IS THE VIRUS HAS BEEN ABLE TO REEMERGE AND NOW SPREAD

AND THIS IS A CONCERN THAT WE'RE SEEING REPEATED IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN, INDIA, WHICH TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND WE HAVE AUTHORITIES IN SPAIN WHO TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME AND AROUND THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT UPWARDS OF 25 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED THERE'S A LOCKDOWN IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA AND IN CHINA, AUTHORITIES ARE USING WHAT THEY LIKE TO CALL WARTIME MEASURES AT THE SAME TIME, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS ISSUING THESE GRIM TALLIES, TALKING ABOUT SETTING NEW RECORDS THE ONE SIGN OF HOPE, HOWEVER, PHILLIP, IS THAT SCIENTISTS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, WHO ARE WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, SAY THAT THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO PUBLISH MORE TRIAL DATA LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> WE'LL TAKE ANY GOOD NEWS WE CAN GET THOSE NUMBERS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

JANICE, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AT HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA >> THERE ARE NO BAD PEOPLE THERE ARE LOST PEOPLE

WE ARE ALL GOD'S PEOPLE ♪ ♪ >> APPEARING THERE WITH 2020 SHAVED IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, ALSO WEARING A PROTECTIVE SECURITY VEST WEST WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCLUDING ONE ABOUT HARRIET TUBMAN AND ONE ABOUT EE MORGS GETTING EMOTIONAL HE SAID HIS PARENTS ALMOST DIDN'T HAVE HIM

IN ORDER TO APPEAR ON SOUTH CAROLINA'S BALLOT, HE NEEDS TO COLLECT 10,000 SIGNATURES BY NOON ON MONDAY >> RAPPER BIG SEAN BREAKS HIS SILENCE IN THE TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO HIS NOW DECEASED FIANCEE NAYA RIVERA HE AND RIVERA GOT SGS ENGAGED IN 2013 THE ROMANCE WAS SHORT LIVED BUT HE STILL CHERISHES THE MOMENT THEY SHARED AND THE LESSONS HE LEARNED IN A HEART FELT POST ON INSTAGRAM, HE THANKED HER FOR THE IMPACT SHE MADE WHILE SHE WAS ALIVE SAYING HE CHERISHES EVERYTHING HE HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM BECAUSE IT MAZE HIM A WISER AND BETTER PERSON >> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN MORE ON THIS, SO MUCH IN THE GRIPS OF THIS HEAT WAVE OVER THE WEEKEND HOW ARE WE LOOKING NOW, MICHELLE >> HI THERE, GUYS

WELL, WE ARE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT TODAY IT'S A COMBINATION OF HIGH HUMIDITY ALSO THE HEAT, WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE 90s YOU FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY, IT'S GOING TO BE FEELING LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS WE HAVE THE HEAT ALERT ALL ALONG THE COAST FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTH AND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND PHILADELPHIA YOU CAN SEE 110 DEGREES THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES TODAY, 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, DC

, RALEIGH 96 FEELING MORE LIKE 108 THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> ALL RIGHT WE ARE LOOKING SCORCHING OUT THERE IT'S GOING TO BE DANGEROUS YOU WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW DRINK LOTS OF WATER

TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s WE'RE LOOKING AT STORMY WEATHER IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS TEMPERATURE OF 81 IN SIOUX FALLS >>> WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS, STORMY WEATHER AND A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD >> WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HEAR THAT THANK YOU, MICHELLE >> AS NFL STARS PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP, ONE ROOKIE TOOK TO THE LANE TO SHOWCASE HIS SKILLS CHECK THIS OUT, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PICK ISIAH ROGERS

THAT WAS THE FIRST OF SIX STRAIGHT STRIKES, ALL OF WHICH CAME RIGHT BETWEEN HIS LEGS INCREDIBLY HE SAI >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING, THE NFL'S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAG OF TRICKS PATRICK MAHOMES SHOWED OFF THIS SLICK BEHIND THE BACK PASS AS PART OF HIS WORKOUT MAHOMES HAS USED NO-LOOK THROWS IN PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND IN GAMES SO DON'T RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS HITTING THE FIELD WHEN THE NFL SEASON KICKS OFF

>> I HAVE NO DOUBT HE'S GOING TO PULL THAT OFF IN A GAME >> WE HAVE TO SEE SOMETHING THERE'S SO MUCH TO WATCH DURING THE GAME SINCE THE GAME IS SO DIFFERENT NOW EVEN MORE SO >> TYREKE HILL TO THE HOUSE IN THAT PLAY ALL RIGHT

IT IS THE MOMENT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE APRIL I HAVE, TOO BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK WITH US NOW ON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE HI, KATHY

GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK >>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS IN CITIFIELD WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH CROWD NOISE

A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60-GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAID THEY'RE ADJUSTING DESPIED THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISK OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US, OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID, WE HAVE CONCLUDED THE CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR MLB REGULAR SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY MLB REQUIRES CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF

ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-19 DISABLED LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR A STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING, INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG #WE WANT TO PLAY JJ WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WITH HE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING PRO SPORTS HAS RECEIVED UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS

SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY REPORTING FROM YANKEE STADIUM KATHY, THANKS >> SO MUCH TO WATCH AS THEY GET IN THE DOME I WONDER >>> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE

HE FOUGHT UNTIL THE VERY END THAT WAS MY BIG BROTHER >> THAT IS HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER LAST NIGHT A VIGIL WAS HELD HERE IN NEW YORK CITY ATTEND BY FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES RANGEL AND HAKEEM JEFFRIES THE APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED HIS NAME WITH REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS, BUT EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL >> NOW TO OUR ONGOING SERIES IN EQUALITY IN AMERICA, THIS PAST WEEK THE NATION'S FIRST BLACK FEMALE DOCTOR FINALLY GOT SOME LONG OVERDUE RECOGNITION AND WHILE SHE IS CELEBRATED, THE HARD TRUTH IS THAT BLACK WOMEN STILL MAKE UP A DISPROPORTIONATELY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PHYSICIANS NBC'S KATE SNOW HAS MORE >> WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION AND DO SOMETHING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MEDICAL PIONEER WHO DIED 125 YEARS AGO >> Reporter: ON THURSDAY, HER GRAVE FINALLY RECEIVED A PROPER HEADSTONE DR

REBECCA CRUMPLER WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIAN IN THE US >> I WAS TOLD PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR HER BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE A GRAVE STONE >> Reporter: THERE AREN'T ANY IMAGES OF HER, BUT SHE WROTE THIS BOOK, GRADUATED FROM THE FEMALE COLLEGE IN 1854 WHICH IS BOSTON UNIVERSITY >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THE STORY >> Reporter: DR MELODY McLEOD IS AN OB/GYN IN ATLANTA WHO HELD FUNDED AN EXHIBIT AT BYU, THE ALMA MATER THEY BOTH SHARE WHEN THE CIVIL WAR ENDED SHE MOVED TO VIRGINIA TO TREAT RECENTLY FREED SLAVES

>> IF I DIDN'T DO THAT, I THINK IT'S A REMARKABLE STORY AND SHE OVERCAME ALL THAT AND SHE SURVIVED AND THRIVED >> Reporter: SHE WAS A PIONEER >> ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: BUT MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER, ONLY 5% OF ACTIVE PHYSICIANS IDENTIFY AS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN, AND WOMEN MAKE UP AROUND 2% LAST YEAR AROUND 4,000 BLACK FEE MALDS ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOL COMPARED TO ABOUT 22,000 WHITE FEMALES >> IT'S A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INSTITUTION, AND I JUST THINK IT'S POSITIVE THAT WE ARE ALL HERE BREAKING INTO THIS INSTITUTION >> Reporter: SABRIA, KAYA ARE MED STUDENTS AT BYU NOW IT TOOK RACHEL EIGHT YEARS TO GET HER AFTER COLLEGE

>> I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF REFLECTED IN PHYSICIANS SO I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW IF I COULD DO IT >> Reporter: DID A LOT OF BLACK AMERICANS GET THAT MESSAGE, THAT THIS ISN'T SOMETHING FOR YOU >> DEFINITELY >> Reporter: THEY ALSO SEE THE IMPACT OF DECADES OF DISTRUST OF DOCTORS IN THEIR COMMUNITY >> THERE IS AN INSTITUTION YOU DON'T TRUST, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT THE MORE THAT THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE THAT LOOKS LIKE THEM AND TRUST, I THINK WILL ALSO HELP BREAK DOWN SOME OF THE HEALTH DISPARITIES >> Reporter: BRINGING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FIELD THEY SAY ALSO CREATES ROLE MODELS >> BLACK WOMEN ARE OUT THERE WE ARE SURGEONS WE'RE DELIVERING BABIES

I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'VE DONE, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO DO >> Reporter: DR CRUMPLER WAS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY >> I THINK WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND CAN MAKE SOMETHING NEW OF WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT TO US SO THE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS WH >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY" ON THIS MONDAY MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT IN THE EAST

HIGH HUMIDITY, ALSO HIGH TEMPERATURES ALSO LOOKING AT A VERY SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO BRING STRONG STORMS TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS THE CENTRAL PLAINS COULD SEE DRENCHING RAINS AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY BUT TUESDAY THIS ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST WE'RE GOING TO GET A LITTLE REPRIEVE IN THE NORTHEAST AT LEAST FOR SOME >>> THAT'S MY MOM THAT'S MY DAD >> IN HONOR OF THE FILM'S 22 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, LYNDSAY LOHAN, DENNIS QUAID AND THE REST OF THE CAST WILL BE REUNITING THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1998

THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS ON SET AND PAY TRIBUTE TO ACTRESS NATASHA WHO PORTRAYED THEIRMOTHER AND PASSED AWAY AFTER A 2009 SKI ACCIDENT ON KATIE COURIC'S INSTAGRAM THIS MORNING AT 9:00 AM >> WHEN THE PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN LIBRARIES, FOLKS GOT CREATIVE YOU MIGHT SAY HIGHLY CREATIVE HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: LOOK, UP IN THE SKY

IT'S A BIRD IT'S A PLANE IT'S A BOOK YES, HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY IS BEATING THE PANDEMIC BY DELIVERING BOOKS TO KIDS WITH A DRONE 10-YEAR-OLD CAMDEN ROBERTSON COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES >> I WAS LIKE BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS CRAZY EXCITED

>> Reporter: MAKING SURE KIDS GET THEIR SUMMER READING IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN KELLY PASSIC AND IT'S FREE >> I SEE LOTS AND LOTS OF SMILES FROM KIDS WITH THEIR BOOKS IT IS CERTAINLY EXCITING TO GET A PACKAGE FROM THE DRONE AND THEN WHEN YOU OPEN THE PACKAGE AND YOU'VE GOT THE BOOK THAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO READ OR THAT YOU HAVE ASKED FOR AND IT COMES RIGHT TO YOUR HOUSE, THAT'S REALLY AN EXCITING TIME >> Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERED WITH THE PARENT COMPANY OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE BOOKS, WHICH ARRIVE BY AIR MAIL LITERALLY CAMDEN RECEIVED JOHN GRISHAM'S THEODORE BOON KID LAWYER TO PARTICIPATE, KIDS CAN ORDER THE BOOKS ONLINE SOME 600 STUDENTS IN THE CHRISTIANBURG, VIRGINIA, AREA ARE ELIGIBLE CAMDEN'S MOM GOT HIM AND HIS BROTHER INVOLVED >> DO YOU WANT A BOOK DELIVERED BY A DRONE I'M LIKE, HECK, YEAH >> Reporter: CAMDEN IS GLAD HE'S GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS ON HIS STREET >> I'M TELLING MY FRIENDS, I'M THE FIRST PERSON IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: WING IS THE NAME OF THE DRONE SERVICE THE FIRST TO RECEIVE PERMISSION TO DELIVER PACKAGES BY AIR IN THE UNITED STATES

THEY'RE ALSO DOING IT IN FINLAND, AND AUSTRALIA AND, HEY, IF THEY CAN DELIVER BOOKS, MAYBE THEY CAN DELIVER OTHER THINGS, TOO >>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THEY START DELIVERING YOUR HOMEWORK BY DRONE? >> OH, I DON'T KNOW >> Reporter: MAYBE YOU'LL BE HIDING UNDER YOUR BED THAT DAY KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC NEWS, CHICAGO >> IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY NOW IF >>> TARGETED HIT, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, THE SON AND HUSBAND OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE ARE SHOT AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME THE SON HAS DIED AND THE FATHER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FEDS AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING ALL LEADS AT THIS MOMENT >> CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS SPIKING AGAIN IN THE U

S AND AROUND THE GLOBE AS THE PANDEMIC WORSENS BUT SOME POSSIBLE HOPE THIS MORNING COMING FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY, AND AN UPDATE IN THE PURSUIT OF A VACCINE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS THE PORTLAND PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS AND AGITATORS AS ANOTHER NIGHT OF UPRISING TAKES PLACE THE MAYOR SAKE FEDERAL OFFICERS ARE MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE >> AND PLANS FOR A NUMBER OF MEMORIAL SERVICES TO HONOR THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF CIVIL RIGHTS GIANT AND CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS ARE BEGINNING TO COME TOGETHER >>> IT'S MONDAY, JULY 20th "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >> GOOD MORNING

I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR DOORSTEP IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY THE SON OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FBI, THE US MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE ALL INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING WNBC REPORTER ADAM HARDING IS IN NORTH BRUNSWICK WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE THE HOME OF NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE ESTHER SALAS, WHERE SOURCES TELL NEWS4 HER HUSBAND AND SON WERE SHOT

>> VERY GOOD NATURED PEOPLE, BOTH OF THEM JUST WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS, GOOD PEOPLE, AND THEY JUST LOVED THEIR SON, THEIR ONLY CHILD >> Reporter: IT'S BELIEVED SALAS'S HUSBAND WELL KNOWN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER ANSWERING THE DOOR LATE SUNDAY THE COUPLE'S 20-YEAR-OLD SON WAS THEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER BY A SUSPECT, THE SOURCE CONFIRMS, DRESSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER >> I NEVER THOUGHT — I GO AROUND HERE WITH MY FRIENDS, WE WALK AROUND HERE I SEE DANIEL PUT WITH HIS DAD PLAYING BASEBALL, PLAYING WITH THEIR BASKETBALL HOOP ALL THE TIME I WOULDN'T EVEN IMAGINE >> Reporter: SALAS HAS SERVED IN HER ROLE FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS SHE'S THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SIT ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE MADE HEADLINES AFTER PRESIDING OVER RECENT HIGH-PROFILE CASES, LIKE THE FRAUD TRIAL OF REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR TERESA JUDICCE TONIGHT NEIGHBORS ARE ASKING WHY THIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED >> ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING AND I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WHEN I HEARD — I MEAN, SHOCKING, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED CLIENT I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT IT WAS A ROBBERY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT

I REALLY WOULD >> Reporter: AND FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS REMAIN AT THE HOME OVERNIGHT AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH FOR A SHOOTER THE FBI CONFIRMING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON NOW CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING AGAIN, THE SON IN HIS 20s, HE WAS KILLED THE VICTIM'S HUSBAND REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION THE JUDGE, WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR SOURCES, WAS INSIDE THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME AT THE TIME THERE IS STILL NO WORD RIGHT NOW ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IN THIS SHOOTING THE GOVERNOR SUNDAY SAYING THAT THIS SHOWS THAT GUN VIOLENCE REMAINS A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, I'M ADAM HARDING FRANCES AND PHILLIP? >> ADAM, THANK YOU >> THIS WEEKEND WAS SWELTERING FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

HEAT ADVISORIES WERE ISSUED FOR CITIES FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND BECAUSE OF THE HIGH HUMIDITY, IT FELT LIKE IT WAS OVER 100 DEGREES IN SOME PLACES, AND NOW THAT HEAT IS HEADED INTO THE NORTHEAST FOR MORE WE TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE GOOD TO SEE YOU SO, HOW LONG IS THIS ONE GOING TO LAST? >> HI THERE IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU

IT'S GOING TO LAST AT LEAST THROUGH THE MID WEEK WE ARE LOOKING AT BRUTAL TEMPERATURES, BRUTAL HUMIDITY COMBINE THOSE AND THAT'S WHEN IT BECOMES DANGEROUS WE HAVE THE ADVISORIES FROM THE SOUTH TO PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE THE PINK

THAT INCLUDES PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA COULD SEE A HEAT INDEX OF 110 DEGREES BE CAREFUL AS YOU HEAD OUT TODAY USE THE 15I69 TIPS, HYDRATE, STAY INDOORS, STAY OUT OF THE SUN WE'RE LOOKING AT 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, DC THIS MORNING, FEELING MORE LIKE 89 HEAT INDEX 96

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS COMING UP AND STORMY WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY IN A FEW MINUTES >> ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU >> NOW THE COUNTRY HAVE STRUGGLING TO GET CORONAVIRUS UNDER CONTROL AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN THE SOUTH THE US

IS INCHING CLOSER TO 4 MILLION CASES AND MORE THAN 140 NOW LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC, NEW YORK CITY IS ENTERING PHASE 4 OF REOPENING TODAY LOW-RISK OUTDOOR SPACES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN OPEN THEIR DOORS WITH LIMITED CAPACITY AND SPORTS CAN RESUME WITHOUT FANS BUT INDOOR DINING IS STILL ON HOLD MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ONCE AGAIN CLAIMING THAT THE VIRUS WILL SIMPLY DISAPPEAR AS NEW POLLS SUGGEST THE COUNTRY IS RAPIDLY LOSING FAITH IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH THE LATEST TRACIE, MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTRY DISAPPROVES OF THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE ACCORDING TO THE POLLS >> Reporter: RIGHT, FRANCES THIS MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT ABC NEWS POLLS LOOKING AT THE POLITICS OF COVID-19 TAKE A LOOK ABC NEWS FOUND THAT 54% OF VOTERS, AS YOU SAID, JUST OVER HALF BELIEVE THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD DO A BETTER JOB DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP 34% THINK THAT HE WOULD DO BETTER THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATING IS UPSIDE DOWN WITH 39% POLLS APPROVING AND 57% DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB THAT HE'S DOING

PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX THIS WEEKEND, AGAIN DOWNPLAYING THE HEALTH IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS >> I SAID IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR I'LL SAY IT AGAIN $STAMP GOING TO DISAPPEAR AND I'LL BE RIGHT I DON'T THINK SO, YOU KNOW WHY IT DOESN'T I'VE BEEN RIGHT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE

>> SIR, TESTING IS UP 37% >> WELL, THAT'S GOOD >> I UNDERSTAND CASES ARE UP 194% IT ISN'T JUST THE TESTING THAT'S GONE UP IT'S THAT THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD THE POSITIVITY RATE HAS INCREASED

>> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> Reporter: TODAY REPUBLICANS ARE PLANNING TO PITCH THIS WEEK A PACKAGE OF MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS IT IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE CENTERS, ANOTHER ROUND OF $1200 STIMULUS CHECKS, LAWSUIT PROTECTION THAT'S A BIG ONE FOR REPUBLICANS AND TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT SAID IF THERE IS NO PAYROLL TAX CUT HE MAY VETO FRANCES? >> TRACIE, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE >> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY NATION SEEING SURGES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES

THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS 600,000 ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINING US NOW FROM BEIJING JANICE, GOOD MORNING TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: WELL, OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ARE NOW CALLING THE SITUATION CRITICAL BECAUSE THEY'RE SEEING THE CASE NUMBERS EDGE HIGHER WE'RE TALKING DOZENS OF CASES A DAY SO IT SEEMS LIKE A SMALLER NUMBER IN COMPARISON TO THE THOUSANDS THAT WE'RE SEEING ON A DAILY BASIS IN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES BUT OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ARE WORRIED THAT THESE ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED CASES

AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF RECENT TRAVEL SO IT'S THE MYSTERY OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE VIRUS HAS REEMERGED AND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO CONTAIN IT FROM SPREADING WE'VE SEEN THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS IN HONG KONG DISNEYLAND IS CLOSED RESTAURANTS ARE BANNING INDOOR DINING AFTER 6:00 PM CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TO TRY TO GET THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL AND WE'RE SEEING THIS PATTERN EMERGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, LIKE BRAZIL, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA HAS TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, THE CITY IS STILL LOCKED DOWN IN IRAN, THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE INFECTED THERE WHILE IN SPAIN, AUTHORITIES HAVE TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE CATALONIA AREA TO JUST STAY AT HOME THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS RELEASING THESE NUMBERS

THEY ARE GRIM TALLIES EVERY DAY SETTING A NEW RECORD IT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO SOME OF THE VACCINE TRIALS THAT ARE UNDERWAY AROUND THE WORLD 23 TRIALS ARE UNDERWAY THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SCIENTISTS SAY THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THAT TRIAL DATA THAT'S GOING TO BE PUBLISHED LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS, THE NUMBERS STILL ALARMING JANICE, THANK YOU

>> HUNDREDS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUNDAY AS PROTESTS IN THE CITY ENTERED A 53rd STRAIGHT DAY A CROWD OF WOMEN FORMED WHAT THEY CALL A WALL OF MOMS CHANTING MOMS ARE HERE, FEDS STAY CLEAR TO PROTECT FROM FEDERAL OFFICERS >> THEY SAY FEDERAL AGENTS DEPLOYED MANY WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION AND ARE DEMANDING THEY LEAVE ERIN McLAUCHLIN IS IN PORTLAND FOR US >> Reporter: IN PORTLAND, OREGON, A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED, BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE, THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAY TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE PROTESTS ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY >> IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND, YOU KNOW, WE'VE ARRESTED MANY OF THESE LEADERS IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THAT STAND, RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE — THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND >> WHO ARE YOU >> Reporter: THIS IS PORTLAND'S MAYOR'S VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTER INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HAS MADE THE SITUATION WORSE TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER

>> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-ESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND THEY BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NON-VIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS >> Reporter: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LEAKED TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ONCE THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING THE MEMO READS, MOVING FORWARD, IT'S THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES >>> THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS

PROTESTER BEVERLEY BARN HAM SAYS THEY WILL BE BACK >> WE CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER YES, OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM, BUT WE ESSENTIALLY ALL ARE FAMILY OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER >> Reporter: OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS BY FEDERAL AGENTS SHE COULD BE IN COURT AS EARLY AS MONDAY

PHILLIP? >> ALLIGHT, ERIN, THANK YOU >> ITALY'S COAST GUARD CAME TO THE RESCUE AFTER A WHALE GOT TRAPPED IN A FISHING NET NORTH OF THE SICILY THEY MONITORED THE WHALE OVERNIGHT, THEN HELPED WITH PATROL BOATS AND BIOLOGISTS, THEY CUT THE WHALE A LOOSE IT IS THE LARGEST TOOTH WHALE ON THE PLANET THE RESCUE OPERATION HAS TAKEN MANY HOURS TO COMPLETE >> YOU CAN SEE WHY RIGHT THERE METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN IS BACK WITH US WITH A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER ON THIS MONDAY MICHELLE, HELLO AGAIN >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS

AND WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY WE HAVE ALL THAT HEAT IN PLACE WE HAVE A TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT, A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT AND THAT'S GOING TO TRIGGER THE RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS COULD SEE SOME DAMAGING WINDS, SOME HAIL, AND ALSO THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES THAT WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST AS WE GO THROUGHOUT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>>> ALL RIGHT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEAT IN THE NORTHEAST THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE SOUTH WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s FEELING MORE LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS THEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, ALSO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

COULD SEE SOME STRONG WINDS, TOO >>> ALL RIGHT GUYS, WE'RE GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT THAT HEAT BECAUSE IT IS DANGEROUS OUT THERE TODAY SOME STATES COULD BE THE WORST IN SOME SPOTS >> WE FEEL IT

THANK YOU, MICHELLE YOU PROBABLY SAW THE RECENT MEME GOING AROUND THEY ARE QUESTIONING IF IT'S REAL OR VERY REALISTIC EDIBLE CAKES WE SEE IT ALL ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA GRITTY, THE MASCOTFUL PHILADELPHIA FLIERS, IT SHOWS GRITTY SCROLLING IN HORROR THROUGH IMAGES OF CAKES THAT LOOK JUST LIKE HIM THEN GRITTY LOOKING INTO THE CAMERA AND PULLING, OF COURSE, CAKE FROM >>> WE ARE GOING TO A BUILDING TO GET A LOAF OF BREAD, OR JUST SOMETHING, LIGHT BULB OR SOMETHING WHICH SHOULD HAVE TOOK TEN MINUTES MAX, IT WOULD TAKE US 3 1/2 HOURS BECAUSE HE WOULD SHAKE EVERY HAND, TAKE PICTURES WITH EVERYBODY THAT WARRANNTED TAKE PICTURES THAT'S THE KIND OF PERSON MY BROTHER WAS

>> HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER HARLEM'S FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED LEWIS' NAME ON THE ICONIC MARQUEE, REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER >> FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS THEY ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND THE NATION'S CAPITAL DAN SCHENEMAN HAS MORE ON TRIBUTES TO THE NATION'S TRAIL BLAZER >> HE WAS A FIGHTER WITH A TENACIOUS SPIRIT, BUT HE WAS ALSO GRACIOUS AND KIND HEARTED >> Reporter: THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS SPEAKING IN ATLANTA ABOUT LEWIS'S LIFE AND HIS LEGACY >> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE >> Reporter: IN HIS ATLANTA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, A MURAL OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MEMORIAL

>> NO ANGER, NO REVENGE, JUST A CLEAN, PURE HEART AND YOU WILL ALWAYS REAP THE RESULTS OF THAT >> I HOPE WE CAN CARRY THE POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT HE HAD FORWARD AND BUILD ON THAT >> Reporter: IN WASHINGTON THE FLAGS AT THE US CAPITOL ARE AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE MAN WHO SPENT MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN CONGRESS >> TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE BY HELPING ANYONE THAT YOU SEE THAT NEEDS HELP AND MAKE THE WORLD MORE JUST AND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE >> Reporter: THE COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS AND >>> YOU CAN'T WEAR A CROWN WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN >> THE QUESTION IS WHO ARE YOU ♪ ♪ >> BEYONCE'S LATEST VISUAL ALBUM "BLACK IS KING" IS ALMOST HERE IT COMES OUT JULY 31st IT'S BASED ON THE LION KING

ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, "BLACK IS KING" WILL REIMAGINE THE LESSONS FROM LION KING FOR YOUNG KINGS AND QUEENS IN SEARCH OF THEIR CROWN WHAT A PERFECT TIME FOR THIS TO COME OUT >> IT IS KANYE WEST IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE US 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA HE APPEARED WITH 2020 SHAVED INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WHILE WEARING A PROTECTIVE VEST HE WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCL >>> ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND >> ON THIS DAY IN 1969, AN ESTIMATED 650 MILLION TV VIEWERS WATCHED AS NEIL ARMSTRONG PUT HIS LEFT FOOT DOWN, BECOMING THE FIRST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON

HE AND BUZZ ALL DRONE WOULD LATER PLANT AN AMERICAN FLAG ON THE LUNAR SURFACE >> CLOSER TO THE EARTH'S SURFACE IT IS DOWNRIGHT HOT LET'S CHECK IN WITH MICHELLE GROSSMAN WHO HAS A LOOK AHEAD GOOD MORNING AGAIN >> THAT IS SO TRUE GOOD MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AT THE WEEK AHEAD IT IS HOT FOR MOST OF US SO MANY 90s ON THE MAP WE ARE LOOKING AT EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS STRONG STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND CENTRAL PLAINS

THAT ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST BY WEDNESDAY >>> IT'S A MOMENT FANS HAVE WAITED FOR SINCE APRIL BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK NOW UPON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE KATHY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK >>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT

BUT FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS AT CITIFIELD WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, FAKE CROWD NOISE REPLACED CROWD NOISE YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAYS THEY ARE ADJUSTING DESPITE THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA BUT CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISKS OF SPREADING THE VIRUS

COMPARED TO THE US, OURP NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID WE CONCLUDED CROSS BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR REGULAR MLB SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY THEY REQUIRE CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY HE OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE #WE WANT TO PLAY J

J WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING SEAHAWKS RUSSELL WILSON ADDING, THERE'S STILL NO CLEAR PLAN ON PLAYER HEALTH AND FAMILY SAFETY >>> PRO SPORTS TACKLING THE SEASON OF UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT >>> AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL

PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY, THANK YOU I STAYED UP WAY TOO LATE WATCHING THE YANKEES AND THE METS I NORMALLY WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THAT I WAS CRAVING BASEBALL THAN A PR FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE IS REELING AFTER A GUNMAN SHOWS UP AT THEIR HOME ON A SUNDAY EVENING THE SON IS GUNNED DOWN THE HUSBAND FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE PORTLAND PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS AND AGITATEORS AS ANOTHER NIGHT UPRYING TAKES PLACE THE THE MAYOR SAID FEDERAL OFFICERS IS MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISAPPEARING >>> A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M PHILLIP MENA A MANHUNT IS UNDER WAY FOR THE PERSON SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING TWO PEOPLE AT THE NEW JERSEY HOME OF A FEDERAL JUDGE THE SON OF JUDGE SALIS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WNBC REPORTER ADAM HARDING IS IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE THE HOME OF NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE'S SISTER SALIS HER HUSBAND AND SON WERE BOTH SHOT >> VERY GOOD NATURED PEOPLE

BOTH OF THEM WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY JUST LOVE THEIR SON, THEIR ONLY CHILD >> Reporter: SALIS' HUSBAND WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER ANSWERING THE DOOR LATE SUNDAY THE COUPLE'S 20-YEAR-OLD SON WAS THEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER BY A SUSPECT A SOURCE CONFIRMS DRESSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER >> I NEVER EVEN WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I WALK AROUND HERE I SEE DANIEL OUT WITH HIS DAD PLAYING BASEBALL, PLAYING WITH THEIR BASKETBALL HOOP ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: SALIS IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN SITTING ON THE BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE HAS SOUGHT OVER HIGH-PROFILE TRIALS TONIGHT NEIGHBORS ARE ASKING WHY THIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED >> ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING I'LL TELL THE TRUTH WHEN I HEARD — I MEAN IT WAS SHOCK, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED CLIENT I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN IT WAS A ROBBERY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I REALLY WOULD >> Reporter: FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS REMAIN AT THE HOME OVERNIGHT AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH FOR A SHOOTER THE FBI CONFIRMING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON RIGHT NOW CONNECTED TO THIS SHOOTING THE SON IN HIS 20s HE WAS KILLED THE VICTIM'S HUSBAND REMAINS IN A HOSPITAL IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION

THE J-WE UNDER FROM OUR SOURCES WAS INSIDE THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME AT THE TIME THERE IS STILL NO WORD RIGHT NOW ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IN THIS SHOOTING THE GOVERNOR SUNDAY SAYING THAT THIS SHOWS THAT GUN VIOLENCE REMAINS A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, I'M ADAM HARDING >> A HORRIFIC STORY THANK YOU >>> NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS THAT DON'T RAGE IN THE UNITED STATES

400 PEOPLE DIED YESTERDAY BRINGING THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL PAST 141,000 NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF SURGES IN KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, OREGON AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT CONTRIBUTED TO 64,000 NEW CASES ON THE WEST COAST LOS ANGELES IS ON THE BRINK OF A NEW STAY-AT-HOME ORDER IN FLORIDA MORE THAN 100 HOSPITALS HAVE RUN OUT OF ICU BEDS OUR SAM BROCK IS IN MIAMI WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING RIGHT NOW COAST TO COAST MIAMI TO LOS ANGELES LEADERS ARE LOOKING AT SHUTTING DOWN THEIR MUNT COMMUNITIES IF THINGS DON'T IMPROVE SOON ON MIAMI BEACHES FAMED OCEAN DRIVE IT'S CASUAL ACTIVITY BY DAY, PARTY OVER BY NIGHT >> EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN >> Reporter: THE 8:00 CURFEW, THE EARLIEST IN SOUTH FLORIDA >> WE'VE SEEN LARGER CROWDS COMING OUT TO MIAMI BEACH, NOT ADHEARING TO DISTANCING GUIDELINES, NOT WEARING FACE COVERINGS

>> Reporter: NEARLY 12,500 MORE INFECTION SUNDAY PUSHED THE TOTAL TO 350,000 MIAMI-DADE TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE AT LAST CHECK 27% TELLING NBC NEWS IN PART ITS OFFICIALS ARE MEETING WITH STATE DEPARTMENT HEALTH OFFICIALS TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES WHILE NUMBERS TELL A STORY SO DOES THE EYE TEST LIKE THIS STREET PARTY LAST WEEKEND HAVE OFFICIALS EXTREMELY CONCERNED THINGS GETTING WORSE NOT JUST IN FLORIDA BUT OTHER HOT SPOTS LIKE HOUSTON TOO >> MORE THAN HALF OF THE BEDS IN THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ARE COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS >> Reporter: TEXAS NOTCHING RECORD NUMBERS WHILE STILL DIGESTING THE SHOCK OF SATURDAY'S NEWS OF SICK CHILDREN >> WE FOUND OUT 85 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2 TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE >> COVID INFECTS EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF AGE >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA PROVIDING MORE DISTURBING EVIDENCE OF THAT REALITY AFTER BAY AREA STATION UNCOVERED NEARLY 1,000 CASES OF COVID-19 IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE IN LOS ANGELES WHERE THE CASE TOTAL TOPS 150,000, THE MAYOR IS EDGING TOWARDS ANOTHER SHUTDOWN HOW MUCH WORSE DOES IT HAVE TO GET IN LOS ANGELES BEFORE YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO ISSUE ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME ORDER >> SURE WELL I THINK WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE THAT

>> Reporter: NEW YORK CITY ONCE BEYOND THE BRINK NOW ENTERING PHASE FOUR ON MONDAY AND HOPING NOT TO SLIDE BACK AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE A STREET PARTY IN QUEENS THAT LOOKS LIKE A PLAYBOOK OF WHATNOT TO DO DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC HUNDREDS GATHERED IN CLOSE QUARTERS, PARTYING WITH NO MASKS A FRESH REMINDER AMERICANS SHOULD NOT BE LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN DURING THIS CRISIS HOSPITALS IN HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STRAINED THIS MORNING TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, THE BIGGEST MEDICAL COMPLEX IN THE WORLD HAS A BASE ICU BED CAPACITY THAT'S OVER 100% IN MIAMI-DADE THEY ARE REPORTING 127% ABOVE BASE CAPACITY FOR ICU BEDS IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS

>>> US CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STILL CLAIMING THAT THE VIRUS SILL SIMPLY DISAPPEAR AS NEW POLLS SUGGEST THE COUNTRY IS LOSING FAITH IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC TRACIE POTTS JOINS US NOW WITH THE LATEST THOSE POLLS SHOW HALF OF THE COUNTRY DISAPPROVES OF THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE >> Reporter: THEY DO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE POLLS THE LATEST FROM ABC SHOW THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT IN THE MOST POPULAR SPOT WHEN IT COMES TO HOW HE'S HANDLING THIS VIRUS 54% JUST OVER HALF OF AMERICANS IN THIS LATEST POLL BELIEVE THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD DO A BETTER JOB DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP 34% SUPPORT HIM

AND THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATING, HIS JOB APPROVAL RATING IS AGAIN UPSIDE DOWN, 39% APPROVE, 47% DISAPPROVE THE PRESIDENT WAS ON FOX THIS WEEKEND TALK BEING ABOUT VIRUS AND DOWN PLAYING THE HEALTH IMPACT >> YOU KNOW, I SAID IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR I'LL SAY IT AGAIN, IT WILL DISAPPEAR I'VE BEEN RIGHT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE >> SIR, TESTING IS UP 37% >> THAT'S GOOD >> I UNDERSTAND

CASES ARE UP 194% IT'S NOT JUST TESTING HAS GONE UP BUT THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD, THE POSITIVITY RATE HAS INCREASED >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> CONGRESS IS BACK TODAY TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE VIRUS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO ROLL OUT THIS WEEK A $1 TRILLION STIMULUS THAT WOULD INCLUDE LAWSUIT PROTECTION AND ANOTHER ROUND OF $1,200 CHECKS FOR AMERICANS BUT REPUBLICANS CAN'T AGREE WHAT GOES IN IT AND EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE INCLUDING OR EXPECTED TO INCLUDE TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD VETO IT IF IT DOESN'T INCLUDE A PAYROLL TAX CUT

>>> HUNDREDS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUNDAY AS PROTESTS IN THE CITY ENTERED A 53rd STRAIGHT DAY A CROWD OF WOMEN FORMED THAT'S BEING CALLED A WALL OF MOMS CHANTING MOMS ARE HERE, FEDS STAY CLEAR TO PROTECT PROTESTERS FROM FEDERAL OFFICERS >> THE CITY'S MAYOR IS DEMANDING THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS LEAVE >> Reporter: IN PORTLAND, OREGON A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAYED TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK BROEFRTS PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE PROTESTS ON SUNDAY >> IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND, RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE — THEY WOULD LOSE PORTLAND

>> Reporter: THIS IS PORTLAND'S MAYOR ARGUES VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTER INTO AN UNMARKED VAN MAKE THE SITUATION WORSE >> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-SLATING HERE IN PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NONVIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS >> Reporter: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LEAKED TO THE "NEW YORK TIMES" WARNS THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING THE MEMO READS MOVING FORWARD IF THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS THE NORM SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS

A PROTESTER SAID THEY WOULD BE BACK >> WE CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER WE ESSENTIALLY ALL OUR FAMILY OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER >> Reporter: OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS BY FEDERAL AGENTS SHE COULD BE IN COURT AS EARLY AS MONDAY

PHILLIP? >> THANK YOU >> LET'S TURN TO MICHELLE GROSSMAN SEE HOW WE'RE STARTING OFF THE WEEK WEATHER WISE EXTREMEL LY GROSS OUT THERE >> YESTERDAY WAS DISGUSTING WALKING OUT THE DOOR YOU FELT THAT AIR ON YOU IT WILL BE WORSE TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY DANGEROUS HEAT FIND THE POOLS, SPRINKLERS, STAY INDOORS IN AIR CONDITIONING PHILADELPHIA COULD REACH A HEAT INDEX OF 110 DEGREES LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES RALEIGH 96 GOING TO FEEL LIKE 108 NASHVILLE 106 APPROXIMATELY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> YOU WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW DOWN THERE WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE 90s SOME SPOTS REACHING 100 DEGREES FEELING MORE LIKE 110 AND STORMY IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS >>> TAKE IT EASY OUT THERE WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD

WE HAVE SOME RELIEF FOR SOME OF US COMING UP IN THE FIVE DAY >>> A STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GOLF LEGEND JACK NICKLAUS OVER THE WEEKEND >> WE CONTRACTED KOFRS BARBARA WAS ASYMPTOMATIC I HAD A SORE THROAT AND A COUGH AND IT DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG AND WE WERE VERY, VERY FORTUNATE WE WERE VERY LUCKY >> THE 80-YEAR-OLD HALL OF FAMER REVEALED DUR CORONAVIRUS >>> THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" IS REPORTING THAT THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY HAS DRAMATICAL LY STOPPD THEIR FACEBOOK ADVERTISING >>> TWO LEADERS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE ENCOURAGE CONGRESS TO SEND STIMULUS PACKAGES THEY WARN THE US COULD FACE DEEP ECONOMIC DAMAGE IF FURTHER EC >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING NFL HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAFG TRICKS PATRICK MAHOMES SHOWING THAT SLICK BEHIND THE PASS

HE'S ALREADY USED NO LOOK THROWS AND PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND IN GAMES AND I GOT TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT ONE >> NFL STARTS TO PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP ONE ROOKIE SHOWCASED HIS SKILLS HERE'S AARON RODGERS IT CAME BETWEEN THE LEG ROLLS HE BOWLED A 20 HOPEFULLY HE CAN REPLICATE THAT OFF FIELD SEEING NEW CREATIVE MOVES FROM THESE GUYS >> WE CAN ONLY HOPE FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR BASEBALL TO COME BACK SINCE APRIL AND IT HAS SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS KATHY PARK NOW ON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEKEND, PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE WHILE THE BALLPARK WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT FANS PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK

BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD CARDBOARD CUT-OUTS FILLED THE SEATS AT CITI FIELD WHEN NETS AND YANKEES FACED OFF THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH FAKE CROWD NOISE A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60 GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER SAYS THEY ARE ADJUSTING DESPITE THE COVID CURVEBALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL THESE FEW DAYS ARE IMPORTANT PHOTO NOT JUST US BUT EVERYONE THAT'S ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISKS OF SPREADING THE VIRUS

COMPARED TO THE US OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID WE'VE CONCLUDED THE CROSS BORDER TRAVEL WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIAN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY MLB RIDER CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY FOR PLAERNS STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-1919 DISABLED LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR A STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART

THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TRYING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE #WEWANTTOPLAY JJ WATT TWEETING WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE TESTING PRO SPORTS TACKLING A SEASON OF UNCERTAINTY WHILE IT GIVES FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAME >>> NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I SEEN ANYONE AS BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS AS JOHN WAS

JOHN, INDEED, HAD HIS SKULL FRACTURED AND YET REJOINED TO WALK OVER THAT BRIDGE >> FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN CHARLES RANGEL REMEMBERING HIS 1965 MARCH WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS LEWIS DIED ON FRIDAY AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER THE HARLEM THEATER DISPLAYED JOHN LEWIS' NAME >>> THE LEWIS FAMILY SAID FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS BUT EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND THE NATION'S CAPITAL WE HAVE MORE ON THE TRIBUTES TO AN AMERICAN TRAIL BLAZER >> HE WAS A FIGHTER WITH A TENACIOUS SPIRIT BUT ALSO GRACIOUS AND KIND-HEARTED >> THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS SPEAKING IN ATLANTA ABOUT LEWIS' LIFE AND HIS LEGACY >> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE'RE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE

>> IN HIS ATLANTA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT A MURAL OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MEMORIAL >> HE TAUGHT ME TO LIVE FOR MY SOUL NO ANGER, NO REVENGE JUST A CLEAN PURE HEART >> I HOPE WE CAN CARRY THE POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT HE HAD FORWARD AND BUILD ON THAT >> IN WASHINGTON, THE FLAGS OF THE US

CAPITOL ARE AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE MAN WHO SPENT MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN CONGRESS >> TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE BY HELPING ANYONE THAT NEEDED HELP AND MAKE THE WORLD MORE JUST AND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE >> THE COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS AND CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF JOHN LEWIS >>> IN CASE YOU MISSED IT OVER THE WEEKEND 31-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS BEATRICE GOT MARRIED IN A SMALL CEREMONY AT WINDSOR CASTLE SHE'S QUEEN ELIZABETH'S GRANDDAUGHTER THE PANDEMIC FORCED THE COUPLE TO RESCHEDULE THE SCALED DOWN EVENT WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILLIP THE BRIDE WORE A VINTAGE SATIN GROUND AND A TIARA LOANED TO HER BY THE QUEEN WHAT EVERYBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS HER FATHER MISSING FROM THE PHOTOS >> IT SAYS A WHOLE LOT >> SURE DOES YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE ATTENTION AWAY FRO >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE SHOT AT THEIR HOME ON A SUNDAY EVENING THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON MURDERED THE HUSBAND IN CRITICAL CONDITION

THE FBI AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLS AN INTERVIEWER THAT HE WILL BE, QUOTE, RIGHT EVENTUALLY ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISAPPEARING AS FLORIDA RECORDS 350,000 CASES AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LOGS OVER 600,000 DEATHS >> RAPPER KANYE WEST RAMP UP HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AT A RALLY LAYING OUT HIS PLATFORM >> PLUS BASEBALL IS BACK AS THE MAJOR LEAGUES GEAR UP TO KICKOFF THE 2020 SEASON THIS WEEK, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR DOORSTEP IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY THE SON OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AUTHORITIES SAY THE GUNMAN POSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER AND SHOT HIM AFTER HE ANSWERED THE DOOR WHEN THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON DANIEL CAME TO THE DOOR HE WAS SHOT AS WELL JUDGE SALAS WAS IN THE BASEMENT AT THE TIME

HER HUSBAND IS A WELL REGARDED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JUDGE SALAS HAS PRESIDED OVER NUMEROUS HIGH-PROFILE CASES INCLUDING A FRAUD CASE INVOLVING REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR TERESA >> SHE WAS PRESIDING OVER A LAWSUIT BY DEUTSCHE BANK INVESTORS THAT THEY FAILED TO MONITOR FFREY EPSTEIN'S ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, THAT'S ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG IN A TWEET GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SENT CONDOLENCES BOB MENENDEZ WHO RECOMMENDED HER FOR THE BENCH ALSO ISSUED A STATEMENT SENDING PRAYERS AND CALLING FOR JUSTICE THE FBI IS WORKING WITH THE US

MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTING >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST IN THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK STILL SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE IN GROWING HOT SPOTS IN THE SOUTH AMERICA'S INCHING CLOSER TO CONFIRMING 4 MILLION CASES AND MORE THAN 141,000 LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST >> NEW YORK CITY IS PREPARING TO INTERPHASE 4 OF REOPENING TODAY

LOW-RISK OUTDOOR SPACES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN OPEN WITH LIMITED CAPACITY AND SPORTS CAN RESUME BUT WITHOUT FANS BUT INDOOR DINING, THAT REMAINS ON HOLD INDEFINITELY >> SUPPLEMENTAL UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS ARE SET TO EXPIRE THIS MONTH FOR MILLIONS OF OUT OF WORK AMERICANS TWO FORMER FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRS, BEN BERNANKE AND JANET YELLEN HAVE URGED KOJT TO APPROVE THE BENEFITS AND STIMULUS >> RUSSELL WILSON EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT GETTING BACK ON THE FIELD THE SEATTLE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS QUARTERBACK SAID HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY HIS WIFE IS CURRENTLY PREGNANT WITH THEIR SECOND CHILD >> IN A WIDE RANGING INTERVIEW, PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATEN TODAY WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DO NOT REOPEN HERE'S NBC'S KELLY OWE DOM WITH MORE >> Reporter: AS COVID RAGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT SEE THE THREAT AS A FIRESTORM >> WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES FLORIDA BECAME MORE FLAME LIKE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE UNDER CONTROL >> Reporter: FRUSTRATED BY SOARING CASES — >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY

THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> Reporter: HE CLAIMS TESTING ITSELF MAKES THE SITUATION APPEAR WORSE >> WE FIND CASES, AND MANY OF THOSE CASES HEAL AUTOMATICALLY WE'RE FINDING IN A WAY WE'RE CREATING TROUBLE >> Reporter: WHILE THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT TESTING CAPACITY — >> WE HAVE THE MOST AND FINEST TESTING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: — THE NIH

DIRECTOR SAID RESULTS MUST COME BACK FASTER THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT THREE DAYS >> BUT IN SOME PLACES IT'S AS LONG AS A WEEK AND THAT REALLY UNDER CUTS THE VALUE OF THE TESTING >> Reporter: ANYIN A FOX SUNDAY INTERVIEW, HE TALKED ABOUT EXPERTS' MISTAKES AND ABOUT HIS OWN >> I'LL BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY

IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR, AND I'LL BE RIGHT >> Reporter: THE LATEST SNAPSHOT FROM VOTERS TRUSTS THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO 39% DEMOCRAT JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD NATIONALLY IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL WADING DEEPER INTO CULTURE WARS, THE PRESIDENT DEFEND THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT RACISM THEY LOVE THEIR FLAG IT REPRESENTS THE SOUTH THEY LIKE THE SOUTH PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LIKE THE SOUTH

>> Reporter: HE REJECTS THE PENTAGON'S CALL TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE NAMES FROM MILITARY BASES >> I DON'T CARE WHAT THE MILITARY SAYS I'M SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE DESIGNIFICANCE >> Reporter: AND THREATEN TO VETO THE DEDEFENSE SPENDING PACKAGE THAT MANDATES THE CHANGES >> GO TO THE COMMUNITY, HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF RENAMING FORT BRAGG, AND THEN WHAT ARE WE GOING TO NAME IT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT AFTER THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT, CHRIS? TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO NAME T >> OUR THANKS TO KELLY O'DONNELL FOR THAT REPORT

>> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS REPORTING RECORD SHATTERING NUMBERS AND THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS NOW OVER 600,000 THAT IS ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINING US NOW FROM BEIJING JANICE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG IS A SIGN THAT OUTBREAKS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN DESPITE RESTRICTIONS AND WILL ACTUALLY SERVE AS A CAUTIONARY TALE THAT RESTRICTIONS MAY HAVE TO BE REIMPOSED AT SOME POINT LAST WEEK THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES DID, REIMPOSING A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS AT DISNEYLAND CLOSED DOWN, THEY PUT A BAN ON INSIDE DINING AFTER 6:00 P

M CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TODAY'S OFFICIALS ARE CALLING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG CRITICAL BECAUSE THESE CASES ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RECENT HISTORY OF OUTSIDE TRAVEL SO IT IS RAISING THIS MYSTERY OF HOW IT IS THE VIRUS HAS BEEN ABLE TO REEMERGE AND NOW SPREAD AND THIS IS A CONCERN THAT WE'RE SEEING REPEATED IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN, INDIA, WHICH TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND WE HAVE AUTHORITIES IN SPAIN WHO TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME AND AROUND THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT UPWARDS OF 25 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED THERE'S A LOCKDOWN IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

AND IN CHINA, AUTHORITIES ARE USING WHAT THEY LIKE TO CALL WARTIME MEASURES AT THE SAME TIME, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS ISSUING THESE GRIM TALLIES, TALKING ABOUT SETTING NEW RECORDS THE ONE SIGN OF HOPE, HOWEVER, PHILLIP, IS THAT SCIENTISTS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, WHO ARE WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, SAY THAT THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO PUBLISH MORE TRIAL DATA LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> WE'LL TAKE ANY GOOD NEWS WE CAN GET THOSE NUMBERS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION JANICE, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE 2020 U

S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AT HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA >> THERE ARE NO BAD PEOPLE THERE ARE LOST PEOPLE WE ARE ALL GOD'S PEOPLE ♪ ♪ >> APPEARING THERE WITH 2020 SHAVED IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, ALSO WEARING A PROTECTIVE SECURITY VEST

WEST WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCLUDING ONE ABOUT HARRIET TUBMAN AND ONE ABOUT EE MORGS GETTING EMOTIONAL HE SAID HIS PARENTS ALMOST DIDN'T HAVE HIM IN ORDER TO APPEAR ON SOUTH CAROLINA'S BALLOT, HE NEEDS TO COLLECT 10,000 SIGNATURES BY NOON ON MONDAY >> RAPPER BIG SEAN BREAKS HIS SILENCE IN THE TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO HIS NOW DECEASED FIANCEE NAYA RIVERA HE AND RIVERA GOT SGS ENGAGED IN 2013 THE ROMANCE WAS SHORT LIVED BUT HE STILL CHERISHES THE MOMENT THEY SHARED AND THE LESSONS HE LEARNED IN A HEART FELT POST ON INSTAGRAM, HE THANKED HER FOR THE IMPACT SHE MADE WHILE SHE WAS ALIVE SAYING HE CHERISHES EVERYTHING HE HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM BECAUSE IT MAZE HIM A WISER AND BETTER PERSON

>> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN MORE ON THIS, SO MUCH IN THE GRIPS OF THIS HEAT WAVE OVER THE WEEKEND HOW ARE WE LOOKING NOW, MICHELLE >> HI THERE, GUYS WELL, WE ARE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT TODAY IT'S A COMBINATION OF HIGH HUMIDITY ALSO THE HEAT, WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE 90s YOU FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY, IT'S GOING TO BE FEELING LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS WE HAVE THE HEAT ALERT ALL ALONG THE COAST FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTH AND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND PHILADELPHIA

YOU CAN SEE 110 DEGREES THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES TODAY, 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, DC, RALEIGH 96 FEELING MORE LIKE 108 THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>>> ALL RIGHT WE ARE LOOKING SCORCHING OUT THERE IT'S GOING TO BE DANGEROUS YOU WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW DRINK LOTS OF WATER TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s WE'RE LOOKING AT STORMY WEATHER IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS TEMPERATURE OF 81 IN SIOUX FALLS

>>> WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS, STORMY WEATHER AND A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD >> WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HEAR THAT THANK YOU, MICHELLE >> AS NFL STARS PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP, ONE ROOKIE TOOK TO THE LANE TO SHOWCASE HIS SKILLS CHECK THIS OUT, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PICK ISIAH ROGERS THAT WAS THE FIRST OF SIX STRAIGHT STRIKES, ALL OF WHICH CAME RIGHT BETWEEN HIS LEGS INCREDIBLY HE SAI >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING, THE NFL'S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAG OF TRICKS

PATRICK MAHOMES SHOWED OFF THIS SLICK BEHIND THE BACK PASS AS PART OF HIS WORKOUT MAHOMES HAS USED NO-LOOK THROWS IN PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND IN GAMES SO DON'T RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS HITTING THE FIELD WHEN THE NFL SEASON KICKS OFF >> I HAVE NO DOUBT HE'S GOING TO PULL THAT OFF IN A GAME >> WE HAVE TO SEE SOMETHING

THERE'S SO MUCH TO WATCH DURING THE GAME SINCE THE GAME IS SO DIFFERENT NOW EVEN MORE SO >> TYREKE HILL TO THE HOUSE IN THAT PLAY ALL RIGHT IT IS THE MOMENT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE APRIL I HAVE, TOO

BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK WITH US NOW ON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE HI, KATHY GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK

>>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS IN CITIFIELD WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH CROWD NOISE A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60-GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAID THEY'RE ADJUSTING DESPIED THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA

CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISK OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US, OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID, WE HAVE CONCLUDED THE CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR MLB REGULAR SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY MLB REQUIRES CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-19 DISABLED LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR A STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING, INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG #WE WANT TO PLAY J

J WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WITH HE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING PRO SPORTS HAS RECEIVED UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY REPORTING FROM YANKEE STADIUM

KATHY, THANKS >> SO MUCH TO WATCH AS THEY GET IN THE DOME I WONDER >>> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE HE FOUGHT UNTIL THE VERY END THAT WAS MY BIG BROTHER >> THAT IS HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER

LAST NIGHT A VIGIL WAS HELD HERE IN NEW YORK CITY ATTEND BY FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES RANGEL AND HAKEEM JEFFRIES THE APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED HIS NAME WITH REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS, BUT EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL >> NOW TO OUR ONGOING SERIES IN EQUALITY IN AMERICA, THIS PAST WEEK THE NATION'S FIRST BLACK FEMALE DOCTOR FINALLY GOT SOME LONG OVERDUE RECOGNITION AND WHILE SHE IS CELEBRATED, THE HARD TRUTH IS THAT BLACK WOMEN STILL MAKE UP A DISPROPORTIONATELY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PHYSICIANS NBC'S KATE SNOW HAS MORE >> WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION AND DO SOMETHING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MEDICAL PIONEER WHO DIED 125 YEARS AGO >> Reporter: ON THURSDAY, HER GRAVE FINALLY RECEIVED A PROPER HEADSTONE DR REBECCA CRUMPLER WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIAN IN THE US

>> I WAS TOLD PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR HER BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE A GRAVE STONE >> Reporter: THERE AREN'T ANY IMAGES OF HER, BUT SHE WROTE THIS BOOK, GRADUATED FROM THE FEMALE COLLEGE IN 1854 WHICH IS BOSTON UNIVERSITY >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THE STORY >> Reporter: DR MELODY McLEOD IS AN OB/GYN IN ATLANTA WHO HELD FUNDED AN EXHIBIT AT BYU, THE ALMA MATER THEY BOTH SHARE WHEN THE CIVIL WAR ENDED SHE MOVED TO VIRGINIA TO TREAT RECENTLY FREED SLAVES >> IF I DIDN'T DO THAT, I THINK IT'S A REMARKABLE STORY AND SHE OVERCAME ALL THAT AND SHE SURVIVED AND THRIVED >> Reporter: SHE WAS A PIONEER >> ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: BUT MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER, ONLY 5% OF ACTIVE PHYSICIANS IDENTIFY AS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN, AND WOMEN MAKE UP AROUND 2% LAST YEAR AROUND 4,000 BLACK FEE MALDS ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOL COMPARED TO ABOUT 22,000 WHITE FEMALES

>> IT'S A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INSTITUTION, AND I JUST THINK IT'S POSITIVE THAT WE ARE ALL HERE BREAKING INTO THIS INSTITUTION >> Reporter: SABRIA, KAYA ARE MED STUDENTS AT BYU NOW IT TOOK RACHEL EIGHT YEARS TO GET HER AFTER COLLEGE >> I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF REFLECTED IN PHYSICIANS SO I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW IF I COULD DO IT >> Reporter: DID A LOT OF BLACK AMERICANS GET THAT MESSAGE, THAT THIS ISN'T SOMETHING FOR YOU >> DEFINITELY

>> Reporter: THEY ALSO SEE THE IMPACT OF DECADES OF DISTRUST OF DOCTORS IN THEIR COMMUNITY >> THERE IS AN INSTITUTION YOU DON'T TRUST, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT THE MORE THAT THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE THAT LOOKS LIKE THEM AND TRUST, I THINK WILL ALSO HELP BREAK DOWN SOME OF THE HEALTH DISPARITIES >> Reporter: BRINGING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FIELD THEY SAY ALSO CREATES ROLE MODELS >> BLACK WOMEN ARE OUT THERE WE ARE SURGEONS WE'RE DELIVERING BABIES I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'VE DONE, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO DO >> Reporter: DR CRUMPLER WAS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY >> I THINK WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND CAN MAKE SOMETHING NEW OF WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT TO US

SO THE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS WH >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY" ON THIS MONDAY MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT IN THE EAST HIGH HUMIDITY, ALSO HIGH TEMPERATURES ALSO LOOKING AT A VERY SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO BRING STRONG STORMS TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS THE CENTRAL PLAINS COULD SEE DRENCHING RAINS AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY BUT TUESDAY THIS ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST

WE'RE GOING TO GET A LITTLE REPRIEVE IN THE NORTHEAST AT LEAST FOR SOME >>> THAT'S MY MOM THAT'S MY DAD >> IN HONOR OF THE FILM'S 22 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, LYNDSAY LOHAN, DENNIS QUAID AND THE REST OF THE CAST WILL BE REUNITING THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1998 THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS ON SET AND PAY TRIBUTE TO ACTRESS NATASHA WHO PORTRAYED THEIRMOTHER AND PASSED AWAY AFTER A 2009 SKI ACCIDENT ON KATIE COURIC'S INSTAGRAM THIS MORNING AT 9:00 AM

>> WHEN THE PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN LIBRARIES, FOLKS GOT CREATIVE YOU MIGHT SAY HIGHLY CREATIVE HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: LOOK, UP IN THE SKY IT'S A BIRD IT'S A PLANE IT'S A BOOK

YES, HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY IS BEATING THE PANDEMIC BY DELIVERING BOOKS TO KIDS WITH A DRONE 10-YEAR-OLD CAMDEN ROBERTSON COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES >> I WAS LIKE BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS CRAZY EXCITED >> Reporter: MAKING SURE KIDS GET THEIR SUMMER READING IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN KELLY PASSIC AND IT'S FREE >> I SEE LOTS AND LOTS OF SMILES FROM KIDS WITH THEIR BOOKS IT IS CERTAINLY EXCITING TO GET A PACKAGE FROM THE DRONE AND THEN WHEN YOU OPEN THE PACKAGE AND YOU'VE GOT THE BOOK THAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO READ OR THAT YOU HAVE ASKED FOR AND IT COMES RIGHT TO YOUR HOUSE, THAT'S REALLY AN EXCITING TIME >> Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERED WITH THE PARENT COMPANY OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE BOOKS, WHICH ARRIVE BY AIR MAIL LITERALLY

CAMDEN RECEIVED JOHN GRISHAM'S THEODORE BOON KID LAWYER TO PARTICIPATE, KIDS CAN ORDER THE BOOKS ONLINE SOME 600 STUDENTS IN THE CHRISTIANBURG, VIRGINIA, AREA ARE ELIGIBLE CAMDEN'S MOM GOT HIM AND HIS BROTHER INVOLVED >> DO YOU WANT A BOOK DELIVERED BY A DRONE I'M LIKE, HECK, YEAH >> Reporter: CAMDEN IS GLAD HE'S GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS ON HIS STREET >> I'M TELLING MY FRIENDS, I'M THE FIRST PERSON IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: WING IS THE NAME OF THE DRONE SERVICE THE FIRST TO RECEIVE PERMISSION TO DELIVER PACKAGES BY AIR IN THE UNITED STATES THEY'RE ALSO DOING IT IN FINLAND, AND AUSTRALIA AND, HEY, IF THEY CAN DELIVER BOOKS, MAYBE THEY CAN DELIVER OTHER THINGS, TOO >>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THEY START DELIVERING YOUR HOMEWORK BY DRONE? >> OH, I DON'T KNOW

>> Reporter: MAYBE YOU'LL BE HIDING UNDER YOUR BED THAT DAY KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC NEWS, CHICAGO >> IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY NOW IF >>> TARGETED HIT, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, THE SON AND HUSBAND OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE ARE SHOT AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME THE SON HAS DIED AND THE FATHER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FEDS AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING ALL LEADS AT THIS MOMENT >> CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS SPIKING AGAIN IN THE US AND AROUND THE GLOBE AS THE PANDEMIC WORSENS

BUT SOME POSSIBLE HOPE THIS MORNING COMING FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY, AND AN UPDATE IN THE PURSUIT OF A VACCINE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS THE PORTLAND PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS AND AGITATORS AS ANOTHER NIGHT OF UPRISING TAKES PLACE THE MAYOR SAKE FEDERAL OFFICERS ARE MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE >> AND PLANS FOR A NUMBER OF MEMORIAL SERVICES TO HONOR THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF CIVIL RIGHTS GIANT AND CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS ARE BEGINNING TO COME TOGETHER >>> IT'S MONDAY, JULY 20th "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >> GOOD MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR DOORSTEP IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY THE SON OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FBI, THE U

S MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE ALL INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING WNBC REPORTER ADAM HARDING IS IN NORTH BRUNSWICK WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE THE HOME OF NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE ESTHER SALAS, WHERE SOURCES TELL NEWS4 HER HUSBAND AND SON WERE SHOT >> VERY GOOD NATURED PEOPLE, BOTH OF THEM JUST WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS, GOOD PEOPLE, AND THEY JUST LOVED THEIR SON, THEIR ONLY CHILD >> Reporter: IT'S BELIEVED SALAS'S HUSBAND WELL KNOWN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER ANSWERING THE DOOR LATE SUNDAY THE COUPLE'S 20-YEAR-OLD SON WAS THEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER BY A SUSPECT, THE SOURCE CONFIRMS, DRESSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER >> I NEVER THOUGHT — I GO AROUND HERE WITH MY FRIENDS, WE WALK AROUND HERE I SEE DANIEL PUT WITH HIS DAD PLAYING BASEBALL, PLAYING WITH THEIR BASKETBALL HOOP ALL THE TIME I WOULDN'T EVEN IMAGINE

>> Reporter: SALAS HAS SERVED IN HER ROLE FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS SHE'S THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SIT ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE MADE HEADLINES AFTER PRESIDING OVER RECENT HIGH-PROFILE CASES, LIKE THE FRAUD TRIAL OF REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR TERESA JUDICCE TONIGHT NEIGHBORS ARE ASKING WHY THIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED >> ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING AND I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WHEN I HEARD — I MEAN, SHOCKING, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED CLIENT I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT IT WAS A ROBBERY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I REALLY WOULD >> Reporter: AND FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS REMAIN AT THE HOME OVERNIGHT AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH FOR A SHOOTER THE FBI CONFIRMING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON NOW CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING AGAIN, THE SON IN HIS 20s, HE WAS KILLED THE VICTIM'S HUSBAND REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION

THE JUDGE, WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR SOURCES, WAS INSIDE THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME AT THE TIME THERE IS STILL NO WORD RIGHT NOW ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IN THIS SHOOTING THE GOVERNOR SUNDAY SAYING THAT THIS SHOWS THAT GUN VIOLENCE REMAINS A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, I'M ADAM HARDING FRANCES AND PHILLIP? >> ADAM, THANK YOU >> THIS WEEKEND WAS SWELTERING FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HEAT ADVISORIES WERE ISSUED FOR CITIES FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND BECAUSE OF THE HIGH HUMIDITY, IT FELT LIKE IT WAS OVER 100 DEGREES IN SOME PLACES, AND NOW THAT HEAT IS HEADED INTO THE NORTHEAST FOR MORE WE TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN

GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE GOOD TO SEE YOU SO, HOW LONG IS THIS ONE GOING TO LAST? >> HI THERE IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU IT'S GOING TO LAST AT LEAST THROUGH THE MID WEEK WE ARE LOOKING AT BRUTAL TEMPERATURES, BRUTAL HUMIDITY COMBINE THOSE AND THAT'S WHEN IT BECOMES DANGEROUS

WE HAVE THE ADVISORIES FROM THE SOUTH TO PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE THE PINK THAT INCLUDES PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA COULD SEE A HEAT INDEX OF 110 DEGREES BE CAREFUL AS YOU HEAD OUT TODAY USE THE 15I69 TIPS, HYDRATE, STAY INDOORS, STAY OUT OF THE SUN

WE'RE LOOKING AT 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, DC THIS MORNING, FEELING MORE LIKE 89 HEAT INDEX 96 WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS COMING UP AND STORMY WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY IN A FEW MINUTES >> ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU

>> NOW THE COUNTRY HAVE STRUGGLING TO GET CORONAVIRUS UNDER CONTROL AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN THE SOUTH THE US IS INCHING CLOSER TO 4 MILLION CASES AND MORE THAN 140 NOW LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC, NEW YORK CITY IS ENTERING PHASE 4 OF REOPENING TODAY LOW-RISK OUTDOOR SPACES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN OPEN THEIR DOORS WITH LIMITED CAPACITY AND SPORTS CAN RESUME WITHOUT FANS BUT INDOOR DINING IS STILL ON HOLD MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ONCE AGAIN CLAIMING THAT THE VIRUS WILL SIMPLY DISAPPEAR AS NEW POLLS SUGGEST THE COUNTRY IS RAPIDLY LOSING FAITH IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH THE LATEST TRACIE, MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTRY DISAPPROVES OF THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE ACCORDING TO THE POLLS >> Reporter: RIGHT, FRANCES

THIS MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT ABC NEWS POLLS LOOKING AT THE POLITICS OF COVID-19 TAKE A LOOK ABC NEWS FOUND THAT 54% OF VOTERS, AS YOU SAID, JUST OVER HALF BELIEVE THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD DO A BETTER JOB DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP 34% THINK THAT HE WOULD DO BETTER THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATING IS UPSIDE DOWN WITH 39% POLLS APPROVING AND 57% DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB THAT HE'S DOING PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX THIS WEEKEND, AGAIN DOWNPLAYING THE HEALTH IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS >> I SAID IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR

I'LL SAY IT AGAIN $STAMP GOING TO DISAPPEAR AND I'LL BE RIGHT I DON'T THINK SO, YOU KNOW WHY IT DOESN'T I'VE BEEN RIGHT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE >> SIR, TESTING IS UP 37% >> WELL, THAT'S GOOD >> I UNDERSTAND

CASES ARE UP 194% IT ISN'T JUST THE TESTING THAT'S GONE UP IT'S THAT THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD THE POSITIVITY RATE HAS INCREASED >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST

>> Reporter: TODAY REPUBLICANS ARE PLANNING TO PITCH THIS WEEK A PACKAGE OF MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS IT IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE CENTERS, ANOTHER ROUND OF $1200 STIMULUS CHECKS, LAWSUIT PROTECTION THAT'S A BIG ONE FOR REPUBLICANS AND TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT SAID IF THERE IS NO PAYROLL TAX CUT HE MAY VETO FRANCES? >> TRACIE, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE >> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY NATION SEEING SURGES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS 600,000 ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINING US NOW FROM BEIJING JANICE, GOOD MORNING TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: WELL, OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ARE NOW CALLING THE SITUATION CRITICAL BECAUSE THEY'RE SEEING THE CASE NUMBERS EDGE HIGHER

WE'RE TALKING DOZENS OF CASES A DAY SO IT SEEMS LIKE A SMALLER NUMBER IN COMPARISON TO THE THOUSANDS THAT WE'RE SEEING ON A DAILY BASIS IN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES BUT OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ARE WORRIED THAT THESE ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED CASES AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF RECENT TRAVEL SO IT'S THE MYSTERY OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE VIRUS HAS REEMERGED AND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO CONTAIN IT FROM SPREADING WE'VE SEEN THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS IN HONG KONG DISNEYLAND IS CLOSED RESTAURANTS ARE BANNING INDOOR DINING AFTER 6:00 PM

CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TO TRY TO GET THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL AND WE'RE SEEING THIS PATTERN EMERGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, LIKE BRAZIL, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA HAS TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, THE CITY IS STILL LOCKED DOWN IN IRAN, THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE INFECTED THERE WHILE IN SPAIN, AUTHORITIES HAVE TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE CATALONIA AREA TO JUST STAY AT HOME THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS RELEASING THESE NUMBERS THEY ARE GRIM TALLIES EVERY DAY SETTING A NEW RECORD IT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO SOME OF THE VACCINE TRIALS THAT ARE UNDERWAY AROUND THE WORLD

23 TRIALS ARE UNDERWAY THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SCIENTISTS SAY THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THAT TRIAL DATA THAT'S GOING TO BE PUBLISHED LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS, THE NUMBERS STILL ALARMING JANICE, THANK YOU >> HUNDREDS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUNDAY AS PROTESTS IN THE CITY ENTERED A 53rd STRAIGHT DAY A CROWD OF WOMEN FORMED WHAT THEY CALL A WALL OF MOMS CHANTING MOMS ARE HERE, FEDS STAY CLEAR TO PROTECT FROM FEDERAL OFFICERS >> THEY SAY FEDERAL AGENTS DEPLOYED MANY WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION AND ARE DEMANDING THEY LEAVE ERIN McLAUCHLIN IS IN PORTLAND FOR US >> Reporter: IN PORTLAND, OREGON, A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED, BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE, THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE

UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAY TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE PROTESTS ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY >> IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND, YOU KNOW, WE'VE ARRESTED MANY OF THESE LEADERS IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THAT STAND, RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE — THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND >> WHO ARE YOU >> Reporter: THIS IS PORTLAND'S MAYOR'S VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTER INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HAS MADE THE SITUATION WORSE TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER >> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-ESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND THEY BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NON-VIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS

>> Reporter: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LEAKED TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ONCE THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING THE MEMO READS, MOVING FORWARD, IT'S THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES >>> THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS PROTESTER BEVERLEY BARN HAM SAYS THEY WILL BE BACK >> WE CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER

YES, OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM, BUT WE ESSENTIALLY ALL ARE FAMILY OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER >> Reporter: OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS BY FEDERAL AGENTS SHE COULD BE IN COURT AS EARLY AS MONDAY PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, ERIN, THANK YOU >> ITALY'S COAST GUARD CAME TO THE RESCUE AFTER A WHALE GOT TRAPPED IN A FISHING NET NORTH OF THE SICILY

THEY MONITORED THE WHALE OVERNIGHT, THEN HELPED WITH PATROL BOATS AND BIOLOGISTS, THEY CUT THE WHALE A LOOSE IT IS THE LARGEST TOOTH WHALE ON THE PLANET THE RESCUE OPERATION HAS TAKEN MANY HOURS TO COMPLETE >> YOU CAN SEE WHY RIGHT THERE METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN IS BACK WITH US WITH A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER ON THIS MONDAY MICHELLE, HELLO AGAIN >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS AND WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY WE HAVE ALL THAT HEAT IN PLACE WE HAVE A TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT, A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT

AND THAT'S GOING TO TRIGGER THE RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS COULD SEE SOME DAMAGING WINDS, SOME HAIL, AND ALSO THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES THAT WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST AS WE GO THROUGHOUT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> ALL RIGHT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEAT IN THE NORTHEAST

THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE SOUTH WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s FEELING MORE LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS THEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, ALSO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COULD SEE SOME STRONG WINDS, TOO >>> ALL RIGHT

GUYS, WE'RE GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT THAT HEAT BECAUSE IT IS DANGEROUS OUT THERE TODAY SOME STATES COULD BE THE WORST IN SOME SPOTS >> WE FEEL IT THANK YOU, MICHELLE YOU PROBABLY SAW THE RECENT MEME GOING AROUND THEY ARE QUESTIONING IF IT'S REAL OR VERY REALISTIC EDIBLE CAKES

WE SEE IT ALL ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA GRITTY, THE MASCOTFUL PHILADELPHIA FLIERS, IT SHOWS GRITTY SCROLLING IN HORROR THROUGH IMAGES OF CAKES THAT LOOK JUST LIKE HIM THEN GRITTY LOOKING INTO THE CAMERA AND PULLING, OF COURSE, CAKE FROM >>> WE ARE GOING TO A BUILDING TO GET A LOAF OF BREAD, OR JUST SOMETHING, LIGHT BULB OR SOMETHING WHICH SHOULD HAVE TOOK TEN MINUTES MAX, IT WOULD TAKE US 3 1/2 HOURS BECAUSE HE WOULD SHAKE EVERY HAND, TAKE PICTURES WITH EVERYBODY THAT WARRANNTED TAKE PICTURES THAT'S THE KIND OF PERSON MY BROTHER WAS >> HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER HARLEM'S FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED LEWIS' NAME ON THE ICONIC MARQUEE, REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER >> FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS

THEY ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND THE NATION'S CAPITAL DAN SCHENEMAN HAS MORE ON TRIBUTES TO THE NATION'S TRAIL BLAZER >> HE WAS A FIGHTER WITH A TENACIOUS SPIRIT, BUT HE WAS ALSO GRACIOUS AND KIND HEARTED >> Reporter: THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS SPEAKING IN ATLANTA ABOUT LEWIS'S LIFE AND HIS LEGACY >> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE >> Reporter: IN HIS ATLANTA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, A MURAL OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MEMORIAL >> NO ANGER, NO REVENGE, JUST A CLEAN, PURE HEART AND YOU WILL ALWAYS REAP THE RESULTS OF THAT >> I HOPE WE CAN CARRY THE POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT HE HAD FORWARD AND BUILD ON THAT

>> Reporter: IN WASHINGTON THE FLAGS AT THE US CAPITOL ARE AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE MAN WHO SPENT MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN CONGRESS >> TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE BY HELPING ANYONE THAT YOU SEE THAT NEEDS HELP AND MAKE THE WORLD MORE JUST AND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE >> Reporter: THE COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS AND >>> YOU CAN'T WEAR A CROWN WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN >> THE QUESTION IS WHO ARE YOU ♪ ♪ >> BEYONCE'S LATEST VISUAL ALBUM "BLACK IS KING" IS ALMOST HERE IT COMES OUT JULY 31st IT'S BASED ON THE LION KING ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, "BLACK IS KING" WILL REIMAGINE THE LESSONS FROM LION KING FOR YOUNG KINGS AND QUEENS IN SEARCH OF THEIR CROWN WHAT A PERFECT TIME FOR THIS TO COME OUT >> IT IS KANYE WEST IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE US

2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA HE APPEARED WITH 2020 SHAVED INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WHILE WEARING A PROTECTIVE VEST HE WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCL >>> ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND >> ON THIS DAY IN 1969, AN ESTIMATED 650 MILLION TV VIEWERS WATCHED AS NEIL ARMSTRONG PUT HIS LEFT FOOT DOWN, BECOMING THE FIRST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON HE AND BUZZ ALL DRONE WOULD LATER PLANT AN AMERICAN FLAG ON THE LUNAR SURFACE >> CLOSER TO THE EARTH'S SURFACE IT IS DOWNRIGHT HOT

LET'S CHECK IN WITH MICHELLE GROSSMAN WHO HAS A LOOK AHEAD GOOD MORNING AGAIN >> THAT IS SO TRUE GOOD MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AT THE WEEK AHEAD IT IS HOT FOR MOST OF US SO MANY 90s ON THE MAP WE ARE LOOKING AT EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS STRONG STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND CENTRAL PLAINS THAT ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST BY WEDNESDAY >>> IT'S A MOMENT FANS HAVE WAITED FOR SINCE APRIL BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK NOW UPON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE KATHY, GOOD MORNING

>> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK >>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT BUT FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS AT CITIFIELD WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, FAKE CROWD NOISE REPLACED CROWD NOISE

YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAYS THEY ARE ADJUSTING DESPITE THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA BUT CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISKS OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US

, OURP NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID WE CONCLUDED CROSS BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR REGULAR MLB SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY THEY REQUIRE CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY HE OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE #WE WANT TO PLAY JJ WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING

SEAHAWKS RUSSELL WILSON ADDING, THERE'S STILL NO CLEAR PLAN ON PLAYER HEALTH AND FAMILY SAFETY >>> PRO SPORTS TACKLING THE SEASON OF UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT >>> AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY, THANK YOU I STAYED UP WAY TOO LATE WATCHING THE YANKEES AND THE METS I NORMALLY WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THAT I WAS CRAVING BASEBALL >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE SHOT AT THEIR HOME ON A SUNDAY EVENING THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON MURDERED THE HUSBAND IN CRITICAL CONDITION

THE FBI AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLS AN INTERVIEWER THAT HE WILL BE, QUOTE, RIGHT EVENTUALLY ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISAPPEARING AS FLORIDA RECORDS 350,000 CASES AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LOGS OVER 600,000 DEATHS >> RAPPER KANYE WEST RAMP UP HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AT A RALLY LAYING OUT HIS PLATFORM >> PLUS BASEBALL IS BACK AS THE MAJOR LEAGUES GEAR UP TO KICKOFF THE 2020 SEASON THIS WEEK, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR DOORSTEP IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY THE SON OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AUTHORITIES SAY THE GUNMAN POSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER AND SHOT HIM AFTER HE ANSWERED THE DOOR WHEN THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON DANIEL CAME TO THE DOOR HE WAS SHOT AS WELL JUDGE SALAS WAS IN THE BASEMENT AT THE TIME

HER HUSBAND IS A WELL REGARDED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JUDGE SALAS HAS PRESIDED OVER NUMEROUS HIGH-PROFILE CASES INCLUDING A FRAUD CASE INVOLVING REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR TERESA >> SHE WAS PRESIDING OVER A LAWSUIT BY DEUTSCHE BANK INVESTORS THAT THEY FAILED TO MONITOR FFREY EPSTEIN'S ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, THAT'S ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG IN A TWEET GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SENT CONDOLENCES BOB MENENDEZ WHO RECOMMENDED HER FOR THE BENCH ALSO ISSUED A STATEMENT SENDING PRAYERS AND CALLING FOR JUSTICE THE FBI IS WORKING WITH THE US

MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTING >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST IN THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK STILL SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE IN GROWING HOT SPOTS IN THE SOUTH AMERICA'S INCHING CLOSER TO CONFIRMING 4 MILLION CASES AND MORE THAN 141,000 LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST >> NEW YORK CITY IS PREPARING TO INTERPHASE 4 OF REOPENING TODAY

LOW-RISK OUTDOOR SPACES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN OPEN WITH LIMITED CAPACITY AND SPORTS CAN RESUME BUT WITHOUT FANS BUT INDOOR DINING, THAT REMAINS ON HOLD INDEFINITELY >> SUPPLEMENTAL UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS ARE SET TO EXPIRE THIS MONTH FOR MILLIONS OF OUT OF WORK AMERICANS TWO FORMER FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRS, BEN BERNANKE AND JANET YELLEN HAVE URGED KOJT TO APPROVE THE BENEFITS AND STIMULUS >> RUSSELL WILSON EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT GETTING BACK ON THE FIELD THE SEATTLE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS QUARTERBACK SAID HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY HIS WIFE IS CURRENTLY PREGNANT WITH THEIR SECOND CHILD >> IN A WIDE RANGING INTERVIEW, PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATEN TODAY WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DO NOT REOPEN HERE'S NBC'S KELLY OWE DOM WITH MORE >> Reporter: AS COVID RAGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT SEE THE THREAT AS A FIRESTORM >> WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES FLORIDA BECAME MORE FLAME LIKE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE UNDER CONTROL >> Reporter: FRUSTRATED BY SOARING CASES — >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY

THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> Reporter: HE CLAIMS TESTING ITSELF MAKES THE SITUATION APPEAR WORSE >> WE FIND CASES, AND MANY OF THOSE CASES HEAL AUTOMATICALLY WE'RE FINDING IN A WAY WE'RE CREATING TROUBLE >> Reporter: WHILE THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT TESTING CAPACITY — >> WE HAVE THE MOST AND FINEST TESTING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: — THE NIH

DIRECTOR SAID RESULTS MUST COME BACK FASTER THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT THREE DAYS >> BUT IN SOME PLACES IT'S AS LONG AS A WEEK AND THAT REALLY UNDER CUTS THE VALUE OF THE TESTING >> Reporter: ANYIN A FOX SUNDAY INTERVIEW, HE TALKED ABOUT EXPERTS' MISTAKES AND ABOUT HIS OWN >> I'LL BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY

IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR, AND I'LL BE RIGHT >> Reporter: THE LATEST SNAPSHOT FROM VOTERS TRUSTS THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO 39% DEMOCRAT JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD NATIONALLY IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL WADING DEEPER INTO CULTURE WARS, THE PRESIDENT DEFEND THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT RACISM THEY LOVE THEIR FLAG IT REPRESENTS THE SOUTH THEY LIKE THE SOUTH PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LIKE THE SOUTH

>> Reporter: HE REJECTS THE PENTAGON'S CALL TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE NAMES FROM MILITARY BASES >> I DON'T CARE WHAT THE MILITARY SAYS I'M SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE DESIGNIFICANCE >> Reporter: AND THREATEN TO VETO THE DEDEFENSE SPENDING PACKAGE THAT MANDATES THE CHANGES >> GO TO THE COMMUNITY, HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF RENAMING FORT BRAGG, AND THEN WHAT ARE WE GOING TO NAME IT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT AFTER THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT, CHRIS? TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO NAME T >> OUR THANKS TO KELLY O'DONNELL FOR THAT REPORT

>> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS REPORTING RECORD SHATTERING NUMBERS AND THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS NOW OVER 600,000 THAT IS ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINING US NOW FROM BEIJING JANICE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG IS A SIGN THAT OUTBREAKS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN DESPITE RESTRICTIONS AND WILL ACTUALLY SERVE AS A CAUTIONARY TALE THAT RESTRICTIONS MAY HAVE TO BE REIMPOSED AT SOME POINT LAST WEEK THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES DID, REIMPOSING A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS AT DISNEYLAND CLOSED DOWN, THEY PUT A BAN ON INSIDE DINING AFTER 6:00 P

M CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TODAY'S OFFICIALS ARE CALLING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG CRITICAL BECAUSE THESE CASES ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RECENT HISTORY OF OUTSIDE TRAVEL SO IT IS RAISING THIS MYSTERY OF HOW IT IS THE VIRUS HAS BEEN ABLE TO REEMERGE AND NOW SPREAD AND THIS IS A CONCERN THAT WE'RE SEEING REPEATED IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN, INDIA, WHICH TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND WE HAVE AUTHORITIES IN SPAIN WHO TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME AND AROUND THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT UPWARDS OF 25 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED THERE'S A LOCKDOWN IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

AND IN CHINA, AUTHORITIES ARE USING WHAT THEY LIKE TO CALL WARTIME MEASURES AT THE SAME TIME, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS ISSUING THESE GRIM TALLIES, TALKING ABOUT SETTING NEW RECORDS THE ONE SIGN OF HOPE, HOWEVER, PHILLIP, IS THAT SCIENTISTS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, WHO ARE WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, SAY THAT THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO PUBLISH MORE TRIAL DATA LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> WE'LL TAKE ANY GOOD NEWS WE CAN GET THOSE NUMBERS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION JANICE, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE 2020 U

S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AT HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA >> THERE ARE NO BAD PEOPLE THERE ARE LOST PEOPLE WE ARE ALL GOD'S PEOPLE ♪ ♪ >> APPEARING THERE WITH 2020 SHAVED IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, ALSO WEARING A PROTECTIVE SECURITY VEST

WEST WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCLUDING ONE ABOUT HARRIET TUBMAN AND ONE ABOUT EE MORGS GETTING EMOTIONAL HE SAID HIS PARENTS ALMOST DIDN'T HAVE HIM IN ORDER TO APPEAR ON SOUTH CAROLINA'S BALLOT, HE NEEDS TO COLLECT 10,000 SIGNATURES BY NOON ON MONDAY >> RAPPER BIG SEAN BREAKS HIS SILENCE IN THE TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO HIS NOW DECEASED FIANCEE NAYA RIVERA HE AND RIVERA GOT SGS ENGAGED IN 2013 THE ROMANCE WAS SHORT LIVED BUT HE STILL CHERISHES THE MOMENT THEY SHARED AND THE LESSONS HE LEARNED IN A HEART FELT POST ON INSTAGRAM, HE THANKED HER FOR THE IMPACT SHE MADE WHILE SHE WAS ALIVE SAYING HE CHERISHES EVERYTHING HE HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM BECAUSE IT MAZE HIM A WISER AND BETTER PERSON

>> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN MORE ON THIS, SO MUCH IN THE GRIPS OF THIS HEAT WAVE OVER THE WEEKEND HOW ARE WE LOOKING NOW, MICHELLE >> HI THERE, GUYS WELL, WE ARE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT TODAY IT'S A COMBINATION OF HIGH HUMIDITY ALSO THE HEAT, WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE 90s YOU FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY, IT'S GOING TO BE FEELING LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS WE HAVE THE HEAT ALERT ALL ALONG THE COAST FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTH AND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND PHILADELPHIA

YOU CAN SEE 110 DEGREES THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES TODAY, 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, DC, RALEIGH 96 FEELING MORE LIKE 108 THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>>> ALL RIGHT WE ARE LOOKING SCORCHING OUT THERE IT'S GOING TO BE DANGEROUS YOU WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW DRINK LOTS OF WATER TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s WE'RE LOOKING AT STORMY WEATHER IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS TEMPERATURE OF 81 IN SIOUX FALLS

>>> WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS, STORMY WEATHER AND A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD >> WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HEAR THAT THANK YOU, MICHELLE >> AS NFL STARS PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP, ONE ROOKIE TOOK TO THE LANE TO SHOWCASE HIS SKILLS CHECK THIS OUT, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PICK ISIAH ROGERS THAT WAS THE FIRST OF SIX STRAIGHT STRIKES, ALL OF WHICH CAME RIGHT BETWEEN HIS LEGS INCREDIBLY HE SAI >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING, THE NFL'S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAG OF TRICKS

PATRICK MAHOMES SHOWED OFF THIS SLICK BEHIND THE BACK PASS AS PART OF HIS WORKOUT MAHOMES HAS USED NO-LOOK THROWS IN PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND IN GAMES SO DON'T RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS HITTING THE FIELD WHEN THE NFL SEASON KICKS OFF >> I HAVE NO DOUBT HE'S GOING TO PULL THAT OFF IN A GAME >> WE HAVE TO SEE SOMETHING

THERE'S SO MUCH TO WATCH DURING THE GAME SINCE THE GAME IS SO DIFFERENT NOW EVEN MORE SO >> TYREKE HILL TO THE HOUSE IN THAT PLAY ALL RIGHT IT IS THE MOMENT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE APRIL I HAVE, TOO

BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK WITH US NOW ON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE HI, KATHY GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK

>>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS IN CITIFIELD WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH CROWD NOISE A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60-GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAID THEY'RE ADJUSTING DESPIED THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA

CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISK OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US, OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID, WE HAVE CONCLUDED THE CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR MLB REGULAR SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY MLB REQUIRES CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-19 DISABLED LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR A STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING, INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG #WE WANT TO PLAY J

J WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WITH HE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING PRO SPORTS HAS RECEIVED UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY REPORTING FROM YANKEE STADIUM

KATHY, THANKS >> SO MUCH TO WATCH AS THEY GET IN THE DOME I WONDER >>> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE HE FOUGHT UNTIL THE VERY END THAT WAS MY BIG BROTHER >> THAT IS HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER

LAST NIGHT A VIGIL WAS HELD HERE IN NEW YORK CITY ATTEND BY FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES RANGEL AND HAKEEM JEFFRIES THE APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED HIS NAME WITH REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS, BUT EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL >> NOW TO OUR ONGOING SERIES IN EQUALITY IN AMERICA, THIS PAST WEEK THE NATION'S FIRST BLACK FEMALE DOCTOR FINALLY GOT SOME LONG OVERDUE RECOGNITION AND WHILE SHE IS CELEBRATED, THE HARD TRUTH IS THAT BLACK WOMEN STILL MAKE UP A DISPROPORTIONATELY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PHYSICIANS NBC'S KATE SNOW HAS MORE >> WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION AND DO SOMETHING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MEDICAL PIONEER WHO DIED 125 YEARS AGO >> Reporter: ON THURSDAY, HER GRAVE FINALLY RECEIVED A PROPER HEADSTONE DR REBECCA CRUMPLER WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIAN IN THE US

>> I WAS TOLD PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR HER BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE A GRAVE STONE >> Reporter: THERE AREN'T ANY IMAGES OF HER, BUT SHE WROTE THIS BOOK, GRADUATED FROM THE FEMALE COLLEGE IN 1854 WHICH IS BOSTON UNIVERSITY >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THE STORY >> Reporter: DR MELODY McLEOD IS AN OB/GYN IN ATLANTA WHO HELD FUNDED AN EXHIBIT AT BYU, THE ALMA MATER THEY BOTH SHARE WHEN THE CIVIL WAR ENDED SHE MOVED TO VIRGINIA TO TREAT RECENTLY FREED SLAVES >> IF I DIDN'T DO THAT, I THINK IT'S A REMARKABLE STORY AND SHE OVERCAME ALL THAT AND SHE SURVIVED AND THRIVED >> Reporter: SHE WAS A PIONEER >> ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: BUT MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER, ONLY 5% OF ACTIVE PHYSICIANS IDENTIFY AS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN, AND WOMEN MAKE UP AROUND 2% LAST YEAR AROUND 4,000 BLACK FEE MALDS ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOL COMPARED TO ABOUT 22,000 WHITE FEMALES

>> IT'S A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INSTITUTION, AND I JUST THINK IT'S POSITIVE THAT WE ARE ALL HERE BREAKING INTO THIS INSTITUTION >> Reporter: SABRIA, KAYA ARE MED STUDENTS AT BYU NOW IT TOOK RACHEL EIGHT YEARS TO GET HER AFTER COLLEGE >> I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF REFLECTED IN PHYSICIANS SO I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW IF I COULD DO IT >> Reporter: DID A LOT OF BLACK AMERICANS GET THAT MESSAGE, THAT THIS ISN'T SOMETHING FOR YOU >> DEFINITELY

>> Reporter: THEY ALSO SEE THE IMPACT OF DECADES OF DISTRUST OF DOCTORS IN THEIR COMMUNITY >> THERE IS AN INSTITUTION YOU DON'T TRUST, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT THE MORE THAT THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE THAT LOOKS LIKE THEM AND TRUST, I THINK WILL ALSO HELP BREAK DOWN SOME OF THE HEALTH DISPARITIES >> Reporter: BRINGING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FIELD THEY SAY ALSO CREATES ROLE MODELS >> BLACK WOMEN ARE OUT THERE WE ARE SURGEONS WE'RE DELIVERING BABIES I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'VE DONE, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO DO >> Reporter: DR CRUMPLER WAS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY >> I THINK WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND CAN MAKE SOMETHING NEW OF WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT TO US

SO THE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS WH >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY" ON THIS MONDAY MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT IN THE EAST HIGH HUMIDITY, ALSO HIGH TEMPERATURES ALSO LOOKING AT A VERY SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO BRING STRONG STORMS TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS THE CENTRAL PLAINS COULD SEE DRENCHING RAINS AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY BUT TUESDAY THIS ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST

WE'RE GOING TO GET A LITTLE REPRIEVE IN THE NORTHEAST AT LEAST FOR SOME >>> THAT'S MY MOM THAT'S MY DAD >> IN HONOR OF THE FILM'S 22 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, LYNDSAY LOHAN, DENNIS QUAID AND THE REST OF THE CAST WILL BE REUNITING THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1998 THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS ON SET AND PAY TRIBUTE TO ACTRESS NATASHA WHO PORTRAYED THEIRMOTHER AND PASSED AWAY AFTER A 2009 SKI ACCIDENT ON KATIE COURIC'S INSTAGRAM THIS MORNING AT 9:00 AM

>> WHEN THE PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN LIBRARIES, FOLKS GOT CREATIVE YOU MIGHT SAY HIGHLY CREATIVE HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: LOOK, UP IN THE SKY IT'S A BIRD IT'S A PLANE IT'S A BOOK

YES, HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY IS BEATING THE PANDEMIC BY DELIVERING BOOKS TO KIDS WITH A DRONE 10-YEAR-OLD CAMDEN ROBERTSON COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES >> I WAS LIKE BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS CRAZY EXCITED >> Reporter: MAKING SURE KIDS GET THEIR SUMMER READING IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN KELLY PASSIC AND IT'S FREE >> I SEE LOTS AND LOTS OF SMILES FROM KIDS WITH THEIR BOOKS IT IS CERTAINLY EXCITING TO GET A PACKAGE FROM THE DRONE AND THEN WHEN YOU OPEN THE PACKAGE AND YOU'VE GOT THE BOOK THAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO READ OR THAT YOU HAVE ASKED FOR AND IT COMES RIGHT TO YOUR HOUSE, THAT'S REALLY AN EXCITING TIME >> Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERED WITH THE PARENT COMPANY OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE BOOKS, WHICH ARRIVE BY AIR MAIL LITERALLY

CAMDEN RECEIVED JOHN GRISHAM'S THEODORE BOON KID LAWYER TO PARTICIPATE, KIDS CAN ORDER THE BOOKS ONLINE SOME 600 STUDENTS IN THE CHRISTIANBURG, VIRGINIA, AREA ARE ELIGIBLE CAMDEN'S MOM GOT HIM AND HIS BROTHER INVOLVED >> DO YOU WANT A BOOK DELIVERED BY A DRONE I'M LIKE, HECK, YEAH >> Reporter: CAMDEN IS GLAD HE'S GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS ON HIS STREET >> I'M TELLING MY FRIENDS, I'M THE FIRST PERSON IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: WING IS THE NAME OF THE DRONE SERVICE THE FIRST TO RECEIVE PERMISSION TO DELIVER PACKAGES BY AIR IN THE UNITED STATES THEY'RE ALSO DOING IT IN FINLAND, AND AUSTRALIA AND, HEY, IF THEY CAN DELIVER BOOKS, MAYBE THEY CAN DELIVER OTHER THINGS, TOO >>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THEY START DELIVERING YOUR HOMEWORK BY DRONE? >> OH, I DON'T KNOW

>> Reporter: MAYBE YOU'LL BE HIDING UNDER YOUR BED THAT DAY KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC NEWS, CHICAGO >> IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY NOW IF >>> TARGETED HIT, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, THE SON AND HUSBAND OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE ARE SHOT AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME THE SON HAS DIED AND THE FATHER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FEDS AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING ALL LEADS AT THIS MOMENT >> CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS SPIKING AGAIN IN THE US AND AROUND THE GLOBE AS THE PANDEMIC WORSENS

BUT SOME POSSIBLE HOPE THIS MORNING COMING FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY, AND AN UPDATE IN THE PURSUIT OF A VACCINE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS THE PORTLAND PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS AND AGITATORS AS ANOTHER NIGHT OF UPRISING TAKES PLACE THE MAYOR SAKE FEDERAL OFFICERS ARE MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE >> AND PLANS FOR A NUMBER OF MEMORIAL SERVICES TO HONOR THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF CIVIL RIGHTS GIANT AND CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS ARE BEGINNING TO COME TOGETHER >>> IT'S MONDAY, JULY 20th "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >> GOOD MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR DOORSTEP IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY THE SON OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FBI, THE U

S MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE ALL INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING WNBC REPORTER ADAM HARDING IS IN NORTH BRUNSWICK WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE THE HOME OF NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE ESTHER SALAS, WHERE SOURCES TELL NEWS4 HER HUSBAND AND SON WERE SHOT >> VERY GOOD NATURED PEOPLE, BOTH OF THEM JUST WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS, GOOD PEOPLE, AND THEY JUST LOVED THEIR SON, THEIR ONLY CHILD >> Reporter: IT'S BELIEVED SALAS'S HUSBAND WELL KNOWN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER ANSWERING THE DOOR LATE SUNDAY THE COUPLE'S 20-YEAR-OLD SON WAS THEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER BY A SUSPECT, THE SOURCE CONFIRMS, DRESSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER >> I NEVER THOUGHT — I GO AROUND HERE WITH MY FRIENDS, WE WALK AROUND HERE I SEE DANIEL PUT WITH HIS DAD PLAYING BASEBALL, PLAYING WITH THEIR BASKETBALL HOOP ALL THE TIME I WOULDN'T EVEN IMAGINE

>> Reporter: SALAS HAS SERVED IN HER ROLE FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS SHE'S THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SIT ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE MADE HEADLINES AFTER PRESIDING OVER RECENT HIGH-PROFILE CASES, LIKE THE FRAUD TRIAL OF REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR TERESA JUDICCE TONIGHT NEIGHBORS ARE ASKING WHY THIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED >> ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING AND I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WHEN I HEARD — I MEAN, SHOCKING, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED CLIENT I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT IT WAS A ROBBERY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I REALLY WOULD >> Reporter: AND FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS REMAIN AT THE HOME OVERNIGHT AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH FOR A SHOOTER THE FBI CONFIRMING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON NOW CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING AGAIN, THE SON IN HIS 20s, HE WAS KILLED THE VICTIM'S HUSBAND REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION

THE JUDGE, WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR SOURCES, WAS INSIDE THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME AT THE TIME THERE IS STILL NO WORD RIGHT NOW ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IN THIS SHOOTING THE GOVERNOR SUNDAY SAYING THAT THIS SHOWS THAT GUN VIOLENCE REMAINS A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, I'M ADAM HARDING FRANCES AND PHILLIP? >> ADAM, THANK YOU >> THIS WEEKEND WAS SWELTERING FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HEAT ADVISORIES WERE ISSUED FOR CITIES FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND BECAUSE OF THE HIGH HUMIDITY, IT FELT LIKE IT WAS OVER 100 DEGREES IN SOME PLACES, AND NOW THAT HEAT IS HEADED INTO THE NORTHEAST FOR MORE WE TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN

GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE GOOD TO SEE YOU SO, HOW LONG IS THIS ONE GOING TO LAST? >> HI THERE IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU IT'S GOING TO LAST AT LEAST THROUGH THE MID WEEK WE ARE LOOKING AT BRUTAL TEMPERATURES, BRUTAL HUMIDITY COMBINE THOSE AND THAT'S WHEN IT BECOMES DANGEROUS

WE HAVE THE ADVISORIES FROM THE SOUTH TO PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE THE PINK THAT INCLUDES PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA COULD SEE A HEAT INDEX OF 110 DEGREES BE CAREFUL AS YOU HEAD OUT TODAY USE THE 15I69 TIPS, HYDRATE, STAY INDOORS, STAY OUT OF THE SUN

WE'RE LOOKING AT 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, DC THIS MORNING, FEELING MORE LIKE 89 HEAT INDEX 96 WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS COMING UP AND STORMY WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY IN A FEW MINUTES >> ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU

>> NOW THE COUNTRY HAVE STRUGGLING TO GET CORONAVIRUS UNDER CONTROL AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN THE SOUTH THE US IS INCHING CLOSER TO 4 MILLION CASES AND MORE THAN 140 NOW LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC, NEW YORK CITY IS ENTERING PHASE 4 OF REOPENING TODAY LOW-RISK OUTDOOR SPACES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN OPEN THEIR DOORS WITH LIMITED CAPACITY AND SPORTS CAN RESUME WITHOUT FANS BUT INDOOR DINING IS STILL ON HOLD MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ONCE AGAIN CLAIMING THAT THE VIRUS WILL SIMPLY DISAPPEAR AS NEW POLLS SUGGEST THE COUNTRY IS RAPIDLY LOSING FAITH IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH THE LATEST TRACIE, MORE THAN HALF THE COUNTRY DISAPPROVES OF THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE ACCORDING TO THE POLLS >> Reporter: RIGHT, FRANCES

THIS MORNING WE'RE LOOKING AT ABC NEWS POLLS LOOKING AT THE POLITICS OF COVID-19 TAKE A LOOK ABC NEWS FOUND THAT 54% OF VOTERS, AS YOU SAID, JUST OVER HALF BELIEVE THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD DO A BETTER JOB DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP 34% THINK THAT HE WOULD DO BETTER THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATING IS UPSIDE DOWN WITH 39% POLLS APPROVING AND 57% DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB THAT HE'S DOING PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX THIS WEEKEND, AGAIN DOWNPLAYING THE HEALTH IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS >> I SAID IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR

I'LL SAY IT AGAIN $STAMP GOING TO DISAPPEAR AND I'LL BE RIGHT I DON'T THINK SO, YOU KNOW WHY IT DOESN'T I'VE BEEN RIGHT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE >> SIR, TESTING IS UP 37% >> WELL, THAT'S GOOD >> I UNDERSTAND

CASES ARE UP 194% IT ISN'T JUST THE TESTING THAT'S GONE UP IT'S THAT THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD THE POSITIVITY RATE HAS INCREASED >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST

>> Reporter: TODAY REPUBLICANS ARE PLANNING TO PITCH THIS WEEK A PACKAGE OF MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS IT IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE CENTERS, ANOTHER ROUND OF $1200 STIMULUS CHECKS, LAWSUIT PROTECTION THAT'S A BIG ONE FOR REPUBLICANS AND TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT SAID IF THERE IS NO PAYROLL TAX CUT HE MAY VETO FRANCES? >> TRACIE, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE >> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY NATION SEEING SURGES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS 600,000 ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINING US NOW FROM BEIJING JANICE, GOOD MORNING TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: WELL, OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ARE NOW CALLING THE SITUATION CRITICAL BECAUSE THEY'RE SEEING THE CASE NUMBERS EDGE HIGHER

WE'RE TALKING DOZENS OF CASES A DAY SO IT SEEMS LIKE A SMALLER NUMBER IN COMPARISON TO THE THOUSANDS THAT WE'RE SEEING ON A DAILY BASIS IN PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES BUT OFFICIALS IN HONG KONG ARE WORRIED THAT THESE ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED CASES AMONG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF RECENT TRAVEL SO IT'S THE MYSTERY OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE VIRUS HAS REEMERGED AND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO CONTAIN IT FROM SPREADING WE'VE SEEN THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS IN HONG KONG DISNEYLAND IS CLOSED RESTAURANTS ARE BANNING INDOOR DINING AFTER 6:00 PM

CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TO TRY TO GET THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL AND WE'RE SEEING THIS PATTERN EMERGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, LIKE BRAZIL, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA HAS TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, THE CITY IS STILL LOCKED DOWN IN IRAN, THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE INFECTED THERE WHILE IN SPAIN, AUTHORITIES HAVE TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE CATALONIA AREA TO JUST STAY AT HOME THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS RELEASING THESE NUMBERS THEY ARE GRIM TALLIES EVERY DAY SETTING A NEW RECORD IT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO SOME OF THE VACCINE TRIALS THAT ARE UNDERWAY AROUND THE WORLD

23 TRIALS ARE UNDERWAY THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SCIENTISTS SAY THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THAT TRIAL DATA THAT'S GOING TO BE PUBLISHED LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS, THE NUMBERS STILL ALARMING JANICE, THANK YOU >> HUNDREDS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUNDAY AS PROTESTS IN THE CITY ENTERED A 53rd STRAIGHT DAY A CROWD OF WOMEN FORMED WHAT THEY CALL A WALL OF MOMS CHANTING MOMS ARE HERE, FEDS STAY CLEAR TO PROTECT FROM FEDERAL OFFICERS >> THEY SAY FEDERAL AGENTS DEPLOYED MANY WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION AND ARE DEMANDING THEY LEAVE ERIN McLAUCHLIN IS IN PORTLAND FOR US >> Reporter: IN PORTLAND, OREGON, A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED, BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE, THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE

UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAY TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE PROTESTS ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY >> IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND, YOU KNOW, WE'VE ARRESTED MANY OF THESE LEADERS IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THAT STAND, RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE — THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND >> WHO ARE YOU >> Reporter: THIS IS PORTLAND'S MAYOR'S VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTER INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HAS MADE THE SITUATION WORSE TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER >> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-ESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND THEY BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NON-VIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS

>> Reporter: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LEAKED TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ONCE THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING THE MEMO READS, MOVING FORWARD, IT'S THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES >>> THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS PROTESTER BEVERLEY BARN HAM SAYS THEY WILL BE BACK >> WE CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER

YES, OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM, BUT WE ESSENTIALLY ALL ARE FAMILY OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER >> Reporter: OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS BY FEDERAL AGENTS SHE COULD BE IN COURT AS EARLY AS MONDAY PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, ERIN, THANK YOU >> ITALY'S COAST GUARD CAME TO THE RESCUE AFTER A WHALE GOT TRAPPED IN A FISHING NET NORTH OF THE SICILY

THEY MONITORED THE WHALE OVERNIGHT, THEN HELPED WITH PATROL BOATS AND BIOLOGISTS, THEY CUT THE WHALE A LOOSE IT IS THE LARGEST TOOTH WHALE ON THE PLANET THE RESCUE OPERATION HAS TAKEN MANY HOURS TO COMPLETE >> YOU CAN SEE WHY RIGHT THERE METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN IS BACK WITH US WITH A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER ON THIS MONDAY MICHELLE, HELLO AGAIN >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS AND WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY WE HAVE ALL THAT HEAT IN PLACE WE HAVE A TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT, A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT

AND THAT'S GOING TO TRIGGER THE RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS COULD SEE SOME DAMAGING WINDS, SOME HAIL, AND ALSO THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES THAT WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST AS WE GO THROUGHOUT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> ALL RIGHT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEAT IN THE NORTHEAST

THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE SOUTH WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s FEELING MORE LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS THEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, ALSO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY COULD SEE SOME STRONG WINDS, TOO >>> ALL RIGHT

GUYS, WE'RE GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT THAT HEAT BECAUSE IT IS DANGEROUS OUT THERE TODAY SOME STATES COULD BE THE WORST IN SOME SPOTS >> WE FEEL IT THANK YOU, MICHELLE YOU PROBABLY SAW THE RECENT MEME GOING AROUND THEY ARE QUESTIONING IF IT'S REAL OR VERY REALISTIC EDIBLE CAKES

WE SEE IT ALL ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA GRITTY, THE MASCOTFUL PHILADELPHIA FLIERS, IT SHOWS GRITTY SCROLLING IN HORROR THROUGH IMAGES OF CAKES THAT LOOK JUST LIKE HIM THEN GRITTY LOOKING INTO THE CAMERA AND PULLING, OF COURSE, CAKE FROM >>> WE ARE GOING TO A BUILDING TO GET A LOAF OF BREAD, OR JUST SOMETHING, LIGHT BULB OR SOMETHING WHICH SHOULD HAVE TOOK TEN MINUTES MAX, IT WOULD TAKE US 3 1/2 HOURS BECAUSE HE WOULD SHAKE EVERY HAND, TAKE PICTURES WITH EVERYBODY THAT WARRANNTED TAKE PICTURES THAT'S THE KIND OF PERSON MY BROTHER WAS >> HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER HARLEM'S FAMOUS APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED LEWIS' NAME ON THE ICONIC MARQUEE, REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER >> FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS

THEY ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND THE NATION'S CAPITAL DAN SCHENEMAN HAS MORE ON TRIBUTES TO THE NATION'S TRAIL BLAZER >> HE WAS A FIGHTER WITH A TENACIOUS SPIRIT, BUT HE WAS ALSO GRACIOUS AND KIND HEARTED >> Reporter: THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS SPEAKING IN ATLANTA ABOUT LEWIS'S LIFE AND HIS LEGACY >> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE >> Reporter: IN HIS ATLANTA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, A MURAL OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MEMORIAL >> NO ANGER, NO REVENGE, JUST A CLEAN, PURE HEART AND YOU WILL ALWAYS REAP THE RESULTS OF THAT >> I HOPE WE CAN CARRY THE POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT HE HAD FORWARD AND BUILD ON THAT

>> Reporter: IN WASHINGTON THE FLAGS AT THE US CAPITOL ARE AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE MAN WHO SPENT MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN CONGRESS >> TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE BY HELPING ANYONE THAT YOU SEE THAT NEEDS HELP AND MAKE THE WORLD MORE JUST AND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE >> Reporter: THE COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS AND >>> YOU CAN'T WEAR A CROWN WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN >> THE QUESTION IS WHO ARE YOU ♪ ♪ >> BEYONCE'S LATEST VISUAL ALBUM "BLACK IS KING" IS ALMOST HERE IT COMES OUT JULY 31st IT'S BASED ON THE LION KING ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, "BLACK IS KING" WILL REIMAGINE THE LESSONS FROM LION KING FOR YOUNG KINGS AND QUEENS IN SEARCH OF THEIR CROWN WHAT A PERFECT TIME FOR THIS TO COME OUT >> IT IS KANYE WEST IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE US

2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA HE APPEARED WITH 2020 SHAVED INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WHILE WEARING A PROTECTIVE VEST HE WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCL >>> ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND >> ON THIS DAY IN 1969, AN ESTIMATED 650 MILLION TV VIEWERS WATCHED AS NEIL ARMSTRONG PUT HIS LEFT FOOT DOWN, BECOMING THE FIRST MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON HE AND BUZZ ALL DRONE WOULD LATER PLANT AN AMERICAN FLAG ON THE LUNAR SURFACE >> CLOSER TO THE EARTH'S SURFACE IT IS DOWNRIGHT HOT

LET'S CHECK IN WITH MICHELLE GROSSMAN WHO HAS A LOOK AHEAD GOOD MORNING AGAIN >> THAT IS SO TRUE GOOD MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AT THE WEEK AHEAD IT IS HOT FOR MOST OF US SO MANY 90s ON THE MAP WE ARE LOOKING AT EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS STRONG STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND CENTRAL PLAINS THAT ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST BY WEDNESDAY >>> IT'S A MOMENT FANS HAVE WAITED FOR SINCE APRIL BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK NOW UPON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE KATHY, GOOD MORNING

>> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK >>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT BUT FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS AT CITIFIELD WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, FAKE CROWD NOISE REPLACED CROWD NOISE

YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAYS THEY ARE ADJUSTING DESPITE THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA BUT CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISKS OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US

, OURP NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID WE CONCLUDED CROSS BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR REGULAR MLB SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY THEY REQUIRE CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY HE OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE #WE WANT TO PLAY JJ WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING

SEAHAWKS RUSSELL WILSON ADDING, THERE'S STILL NO CLEAR PLAN ON PLAYER HEALTH AND FAMILY SAFETY >>> PRO SPORTS TACKLING THE SEASON OF UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT >>> AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY, THANK YOU I STAYED UP WAY TOO LATE WATCHING THE YANKEES AND THE METS I NORMALLY WOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THAT I WAS CRAVING BASEBALL THAN A PR FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE IS REELING AFTER A GUNMAN SHOWS UP AT THEIR HOME ON A SUNDAY EVENING

THE SON IS GUNNED DOWN THE HUSBAND FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE PORTLAND PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS AND AGITATEORS AS ANOTHER NIGHT UPRYING TAKES PLACE THE THE MAYOR SAID FEDERAL OFFICERS IS MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISAPPEARING >>> A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US

I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M PHILLIP MENA A MANHUNT IS UNDER WAY FOR THE PERSON SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING TWO PEOPLE AT THE NEW JERSEY HOME OF A FEDERAL JUDGE THE SON OF JUDGE SALIS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WNBC REPORTER ADAM HARDING IS IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE THE HOME OF NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE'S SISTER SALIS HER HUSBAND AND SON WERE BOTH SHOT >> VERY GOOD NATURED PEOPLE BOTH OF THEM WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS GOOD PEOPLE

AND THEY JUST LOVE THEIR SON, THEIR ONLY CHILD >> Reporter: SALIS' HUSBAND WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AFTER ANSWERING THE DOOR LATE SUNDAY THE COUPLE'S 20-YEAR-OLD SON WAS THEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER BY A SUSPECT A SOURCE CONFIRMS DRESSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER >> I NEVER EVEN WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I WALK AROUND HERE I SEE DANIEL OUT WITH HIS DAD PLAYING BASEBALL, PLAYING WITH THEIR BASKETBALL HOOP ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: SALIS IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN SITTING ON THE BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE HAS SOUGHT OVER HIGH-PROFILE TRIALS TONIGHT NEIGHBORS ARE ASKING WHY THIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED >> ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING I'LL TELL THE TRUTH WHEN I HEARD — I MEAN IT WAS SHOCK, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED CLIENT I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN IT WAS A ROBBERY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I REALLY WOULD >> Reporter: FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS REMAIN AT THE HOME OVERNIGHT AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH FOR A SHOOTER THE FBI CONFIRMING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON RIGHT NOW CONNECTED TO THIS SHOOTING THE SON IN HIS 20s HE WAS KILLED THE VICTIM'S HUSBAND REMAINS IN A HOSPITAL IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION THE J-WE UNDER FROM OUR SOURCES WAS INSIDE THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME AT THE TIME THERE IS STILL NO WORD RIGHT NOW ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IN THIS SHOOTING THE GOVERNOR SUNDAY SAYING THAT THIS SHOWS THAT GUN VIOLENCE REMAINS A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, I'M ADAM HARDING

>> A HORRIFIC STORY THANK YOU >>> NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS THAT DON'T RAGE IN THE UNITED STATES 400 PEOPLE DIED YESTERDAY BRINGING THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL PAST 141,000 NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF SURGES IN KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, OREGON AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT CONTRIBUTED TO 64,000 NEW CASES ON THE WEST COAST LOS ANGELES IS ON THE BRINK OF A NEW STAY-AT-HOME ORDER IN FLORIDA MORE THAN 100 HOSPITALS HAVE RUN OUT OF ICU BEDS OUR SAM BROCK IS IN MIAMI WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING

RIGHT NOW COAST TO COAST MIAMI TO LOS ANGELES LEADERS ARE LOOKING AT SHUTTING DOWN THEIR MUNT COMMUNITIES IF THINGS DON'T IMPROVE SOON ON MIAMI BEACHES FAMED OCEAN DRIVE IT'S CASUAL ACTIVITY BY DAY, PARTY OVER BY NIGHT >> EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN >> Reporter: THE 8:00 CURFEW, THE EARLIEST IN SOUTH FLORIDA >> WE'VE SEEN LARGER CROWDS COMING OUT TO MIAMI BEACH, NOT ADHEARING TO DISTANCING GUIDELINES, NOT WEARING FACE COVERINGS >> Reporter: NEARLY 12,500 MORE INFECTION SUNDAY PUSHED THE TOTAL TO 350,000 MIAMI-DADE TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE AT LAST CHECK 27% TELLING NBC NEWS IN PART ITS OFFICIALS ARE MEETING WITH STATE DEPARTMENT HEALTH OFFICIALS TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES WHILE NUMBERS TELL A STORY SO DOES THE EYE TEST LIKE THIS STREET PARTY LAST WEEKEND HAVE OFFICIALS EXTREMELY CONCERNED

THINGS GETTING WORSE NOT JUST IN FLORIDA BUT OTHER HOT SPOTS LIKE HOUSTON TOO >> MORE THAN HALF OF THE BEDS IN THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ARE COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS >> Reporter: TEXAS NOTCHING RECORD NUMBERS WHILE STILL DIGESTING THE SHOCK OF SATURDAY'S NEWS OF SICK CHILDREN >> WE FOUND OUT 85 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2 TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE >> COVID INFECTS EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF AGE >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA PROVIDING MORE DISTURBING EVIDENCE OF THAT REALITY AFTER BAY AREA STATION UNCOVERED NEARLY 1,000 CASES OF COVID-19 IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE

IN LOS ANGELES WHERE THE CASE TOTAL TOPS 150,000, THE MAYOR IS EDGING TOWARDS ANOTHER SHUTDOWN HOW MUCH WORSE DOES IT HAVE TO GET IN LOS ANGELES BEFORE YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO ISSUE ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME ORDER >> SURE WELL I THINK WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE THAT >> Reporter: NEW YORK CITY ONCE BEYOND THE BRINK NOW ENTERING PHASE FOUR ON MONDAY AND HOPING NOT TO SLIDE BACK AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE A STREET PARTY IN QUEENS THAT LOOKS LIKE A PLAYBOOK OF WHATNOT TO DO DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC HUNDREDS GATHERED IN CLOSE QUARTERS, PARTYING WITH NO MASKS A FRESH REMINDER AMERICANS SHOULD NOT BE LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN DURING THIS CRISIS

HOSPITALS IN HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STRAINED THIS MORNING TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, THE BIGGEST MEDICAL COMPLEX IN THE WORLD HAS A BASE ICU BED CAPACITY THAT'S OVER 100% IN MIAMI-DADE THEY ARE REPORTING 127% ABOVE BASE CAPACITY FOR ICU BEDS IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >>> US

CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STILL CLAIMING THAT THE VIRUS SILL SIMPLY DISAPPEAR AS NEW POLLS SUGGEST THE COUNTRY IS LOSING FAITH IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC TRACIE POTTS JOINS US NOW WITH THE LATEST THOSE POLLS SHOW HALF OF THE COUNTRY DISAPPROVES OF THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE >> Reporter: THEY DO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE POLLS THE LATEST FROM ABC SHOW THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT IN THE MOST POPULAR SPOT WHEN IT COMES TO HOW HE'S HANDLING THIS VIRUS 54% JUST OVER HALF OF AMERICANS IN THIS LATEST POLL BELIEVE THAT JOE BIDEN WOULD DO A BETTER JOB DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP 34% SUPPORT HIM AND THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATING, HIS JOB APPROVAL RATING IS AGAIN UPSIDE DOWN, 39% APPROVE, 47% DISAPPROVE THE PRESIDENT WAS ON FOX THIS WEEKEND TALK BEING ABOUT VIRUS AND DOWN PLAYING THE HEALTH IMPACT >> YOU KNOW, I SAID IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR I'LL SAY IT AGAIN, IT WILL DISAPPEAR

I'VE BEEN RIGHT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE >> SIR, TESTING IS UP 37% >> THAT'S GOOD >> I UNDERSTAND CASES ARE UP 194% IT'S NOT JUST TESTING HAS GONE UP BUT THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD, THE POSITIVITY RATE HAS INCREASED

>> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> CONGRESS IS BACK TODAY TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE VIRUS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO ROLL OUT THIS WEEK A $1 TRILLION STIMULUS THAT WOULD INCLUDE LAWSUIT PROTECTION AND ANOTHER ROUND OF $1,200 CHECKS FOR AMERICANS BUT REPUBLICANS CAN'T AGREE WHAT GOES IN IT AND EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE INCLUDING OR EXPECTED TO INCLUDE TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WOULD VETO IT IF IT DOESN'T INCLUDE A PAYROLL TAX CUT >>> HUNDREDS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUNDAY AS PROTESTS IN THE CITY ENTERED A 53rd STRAIGHT DAY A CROWD OF WOMEN FORMED THAT'S BEING CALLED A WALL OF MOMS CHANTING MOMS ARE HERE, FEDS STAY CLEAR TO PROTECT PROTESTERS FROM FEDERAL OFFICERS

>> THE CITY'S MAYOR IS DEMANDING THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS LEAVE >> Reporter: IN PORTLAND, OREGON A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAYED TEAR GAS AND BEAT BACK BROEFRTS PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE PROTESTS ON SUNDAY >> IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND, RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE — THEY WOULD LOSE PORTLAND >> Reporter: THIS IS PORTLAND'S MAYOR ARGUES VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTER INTO AN UNMARKED VAN MAKE THE SITUATION WORSE >> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-SLATING HERE IN PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY AND BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NONVIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS

>> Reporter: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LEAKED TO THE "NEW YORK TIMES" WARNS THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING THE MEMO READS MOVING FORWARD IF THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS THE NORM SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE PROTESTS TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS A PROTESTER SAID THEY WOULD BE BACK >> WE CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER WE ESSENTIALLY ALL OUR FAMILY OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY

WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER >> Reporter: OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS BY FEDERAL AGENTS SHE COULD BE IN COURT AS EARLY AS MONDAY PHILLIP? >> THANK YOU >> LET'S TURN TO MICHELLE GROSSMAN SEE HOW WE'RE STARTING OFF THE WEEK WEATHER WISE EXTREMEL LY GROSS OUT THERE >> YESTERDAY WAS DISGUSTING WALKING OUT THE DOOR YOU FELT THAT AIR ON YOU IT WILL BE WORSE TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY DANGEROUS HEAT FIND THE POOLS, SPRINKLERS, STAY INDOORS IN AIR CONDITIONING

PHILADELPHIA COULD REACH A HEAT INDEX OF 110 DEGREES LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES RALEIGH 96 GOING TO FEEL LIKE 108 NASHVILLE 106 APPROXIMATELY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> YOU WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW DOWN THERE WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE 90s SOME SPOTS REACHING 100 DEGREES FEELING MORE LIKE 110 AND STORMY IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS >>> TAKE IT EASY OUT THERE WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD WE HAVE SOME RELIEF FOR SOME OF US COMING UP IN THE FIVE DAY >>> A STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GOLF LEGEND JACK NICKLAUS OVER THE WEEKEND >> WE CONTRACTED KOFRS BARBARA WAS ASYMPTOMATIC I HAD A SORE THROAT AND A COUGH AND IT DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG AND WE WERE VERY, VERY FORTUNATE WE WERE VERY LUCKY >> THE 80-YEAR-OLD HALL OF FAMER REVEALED DUR CORONAVIRUS >>> THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" IS REPORTING THAT THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY HAS DRAMATICAL LY STOPPD THEIR FACEBOOK ADVERTISING >>> TWO LEADERS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE ENCOURAGE CONGRESS TO SEND STIMULUS PACKAGES THEY WARN THE U

S COULD FACE DEEP ECONOMIC DAMAGE IF FURTHER EC >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING NFL HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAFG TRICKS PATRICK MAHOMES SHOWING THAT SLICK BEHIND THE PASS HE'S ALREADY USED NO LOOK THROWS AND PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND IN GAMES AND I GOT TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT ONE >> NFL STARTS TO PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP ONE ROOKIE SHOWCASED HIS SKILLS HERE'S AARON RODGERS IT CAME BETWEEN THE LEG ROLLS HE BOWLED A 20 HOPEFULLY HE CAN REPLICATE THAT OFF FIELD

SEEING NEW CREATIVE MOVES FROM THESE GUYS >> WE CAN ONLY HOPE FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR BASEBALL TO COME BACK SINCE APRIL AND IT HAS SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS KATHY PARK NOW ON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEKEND, PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE WHILE THE BALLPARK WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT FANS PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD CARDBOARD CUT-OUTS FILLED THE SEATS AT CITI FIELD WHEN NETS AND YANKEES FACED OFF THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH FAKE CROWD NOISE A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60 GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER SAYS THEY ARE ADJUSTING DESPITE THE COVID CURVEBALL

>> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL THESE FEW DAYS ARE IMPORTANT PHOTO NOT JUST US BUT EVERYONE THAT'S ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISKS OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US

OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID WE'VE CONCLUDED THE CROSS BORDER TRAVEL WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIAN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY MLB RIDER CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY FOR PLAERNS STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-1919 DISABLED LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR A STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TRYING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE #WEWANTTOPLAY J

J WATT TWEETING WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE TESTING PRO SPORTS TACKLING A SEASON OF UNCERTAINTY WHILE IT GIVES FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAME >>> NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I SEEN ANYONE AS BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS AS JOHN WAS JOHN, INDEED, HAD HIS SKULL FRACTURED AND YET REJOINED TO WALK OVER THAT BRIDGE >> FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN CHARLES RANGEL REMEMBERING HIS 1965 MARCH WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

LEWIS DIED ON FRIDAY AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER THE HARLEM THEATER DISPLAYED JOHN LEWIS' NAME >>> THE LEWIS FAMILY SAID FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS BUT EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND THE NATION'S CAPITAL WE HAVE MORE ON THE TRIBUTES TO AN AMERICAN TRAIL BLAZER >> HE WAS A FIGHTER WITH A TENACIOUS SPIRIT BUT ALSO GRACIOUS AND KIND-HEARTED >> THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS SPEAKING IN ATLANTA ABOUT LEWIS' LIFE AND HIS LEGACY >> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE'RE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE >> IN HIS ATLANTA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT A MURAL OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MEMORIAL >> HE TAUGHT ME TO LIVE FOR MY SOUL NO ANGER, NO REVENGE JUST A CLEAN PURE HEART

>> I HOPE WE CAN CARRY THE POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT HE HAD FORWARD AND BUILD ON THAT >> IN WASHINGTON, THE FLAGS OF THE US CAPITOL ARE AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE MAN WHO SPENT MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN CONGRESS >> TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE BY HELPING ANYONE THAT NEEDED HELP AND MAKE THE WORLD MORE JUST AND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE >> THE COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS AND CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF JOHN LEWIS

>>> IN CASE YOU MISSED IT OVER THE WEEKEND 31-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS BEATRICE GOT MARRIED IN A SMALL CEREMONY AT WINDSOR CASTLE SHE'S QUEEN ELIZABETH'S GRANDDAUGHTER THE PANDEMIC FORCED THE COUPLE TO RESCHEDULE THE SCALED DOWN EVENT WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILLIP THE BRIDE WORE A VINTAGE SATIN GROUND AND A TIARA LOANED TO HER BY THE QUEEN WHAT EVERYBODY WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS HER FATHER MISSING FROM THE PHOTOS >> IT SAYS A WHOLE LOT >> SURE DOES YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE ATTENTION AWAY FRO >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE SHOT AT THEIR HOME ON A SUNDAY EVENING THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON MURDERED THE HUSBAND IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FBI AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLS AN INTERVIEWER THAT HE WILL BE, QUOTE, RIGHT EVENTUALLY ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISAPPEARING AS FLORIDA RECORDS 350,000 CASES AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LOGS OVER 600,000 DEATHS >> RAPPER KANYE WEST RAMP UP HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AT A RALLY LAYING OUT HIS PLATFORM >> PLUS BASEBALL IS BACK AS THE MAJOR LEAGUES GEAR UP TO KICKOFF THE 2020 SEASON THIS WEEK, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW

>>> GOOD MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR A GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR DOORSTEP IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY THE SON OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAS BEEN KILLED AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AUTHORITIES SAY THE GUNMAN POSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER AND SHOT HIM AFTER HE ANSWERED THE DOOR WHEN THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON DANIEL CAME TO THE DOOR HE WAS SHOT AS WELL JUDGE SALAS WAS IN THE BASEMENT AT THE TIME HER HUSBAND IS A WELL REGARDED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JUDGE SALAS HAS PRESIDED OVER NUMEROUS HIGH-PROFILE CASES INCLUDING A FRAUD CASE INVOLVING REAL HOUSEWIVES STAR TERESA

>> SHE WAS PRESIDING OVER A LAWSUIT BY DEUTSCHE BANK INVESTORS THAT THEY FAILED TO MONITOR FFREY EPSTEIN'S ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES, THAT'S ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG IN A TWEET GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SENT CONDOLENCES BOB MENENDEZ WHO RECOMMENDED HER FOR THE BENCH ALSO ISSUED A STATEMENT SENDING PRAYERS AND CALLING FOR JUSTICE THE FBI IS WORKING WITH THE US MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTING >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST IN THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

STILL SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE IN GROWING HOT SPOTS IN THE SOUTH AMERICA'S INCHING CLOSER TO CONFIRMING 4 MILLION CASES AND MORE THAN 141,000 LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST >> NEW YORK CITY IS PREPARING TO INTERPHASE 4 OF REOPENING TODAY LOW-RISK OUTDOOR SPACES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN OPEN WITH LIMITED CAPACITY AND SPORTS CAN RESUME BUT WITHOUT FANS BUT INDOOR DINING, THAT REMAINS ON HOLD INDEFINITELY >> SUPPLEMENTAL UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS ARE SET TO EXPIRE THIS MONTH FOR MILLIONS OF OUT OF WORK AMERICANS TWO FORMER FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRS, BEN BERNANKE AND JANET YELLEN HAVE URGED KOJT TO APPROVE THE BENEFITS AND STIMULUS >> RUSSELL WILSON EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT GETTING BACK ON THE FIELD THE SEATTLE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS QUARTERBACK SAID HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY HIS WIFE IS CURRENTLY PREGNANT WITH THEIR SECOND CHILD

>> IN A WIDE RANGING INTERVIEW, PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATEN TODAY WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DO NOT REOPEN HERE'S NBC'S KELLY OWE DOM WITH MORE >> Reporter: AS COVID RAGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT SEE THE THREAT AS A FIRESTORM >> WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES FLORIDA BECAME MORE FLAME LIKE BUT IT'S GOING TO BE UNDER CONTROL >> Reporter: FRUSTRATED BY SOARING CASES — >> MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> Reporter: HE CLAIMS TESTING ITSELF MAKES THE SITUATION APPEAR WORSE >> WE FIND CASES, AND MANY OF THOSE CASES HEAL AUTOMATICALLY WE'RE FINDING IN A WAY WE'RE CREATING TROUBLE >> Reporter: WHILE THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT TESTING CAPACITY — >> WE HAVE THE MOST AND FINEST TESTING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

>> Reporter: — THE NIH DIRECTOR SAID RESULTS MUST COME BACK FASTER THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT THREE DAYS

>> BUT IN SOME PLACES IT'S AS LONG AS A WEEK AND THAT REALLY UNDER CUTS THE VALUE OF THE TESTING >> Reporter: ANYIN A FOX SUNDAY INTERVIEW, HE TALKED ABOUT EXPERTS' MISTAKES AND ABOUT HIS OWN >> I'LL BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR, AND I'LL BE RIGHT >> Reporter: THE LATEST SNAPSHOT FROM VOTERS TRUSTS THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO 39% DEMOCRAT JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD NATIONALLY IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL

WADING DEEPER INTO CULTURE WARS, THE PRESIDENT DEFEND THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT RACISM THEY LOVE THEIR FLAG IT REPRESENTS THE SOUTH THEY LIKE THE SOUTH PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LIKE THE SOUTH >> Reporter: HE REJECTS THE PENTAGON'S CALL TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE NAMES FROM MILITARY BASES >> I DON'T CARE WHAT THE MILITARY SAYS

I'M SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE DESIGNIFICANCE >> Reporter: AND THREATEN TO VETO THE DEDEFENSE SPENDING PACKAGE THAT MANDATES THE CHANGES >> GO TO THE COMMUNITY, HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF RENAMING FORT BRAGG, AND THEN WHAT ARE WE GOING TO NAME IT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT AFTER THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT, CHRIS? TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO NAME T >> OUR THANKS TO KELLY O'DONNELL FOR THAT REPORT >> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS REPORTING RECORD SHATTERING NUMBERS AND THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL IS NOW OVER 600,000 THAT IS ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY NBC'S JANICE MACKIE FRAYER JOINI

JANICE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG IS A SIGN THAT OUTBREAKS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN DESPITE RESTRICTIONS AND WILL ACTUALLY SERVE AS A CAUTIONARY TALE THAT RESTRICTIONS MAY HAVE TO BE REIMPOSED AT SOME POINT LAST WEEK THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES DID, REIMPOSING A WHOLE ARRAY OF RESTRICTIONS AT DISNEYLAND CLOSED DOWN, THEY PUT A BAN ON INSIDE DINING AFTER 6:00 PM CROWDS ARE ALSO BANNED TODAY'S OFFICIALS ARE CALLING THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG CRITICAL BECAUSE THESE CASES ARE LOCALLY TRANSMITTED

THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RECENT HISTORY OF OUTSIDE TRAVEL SO IT IS RAISING THIS MYSTERY OF HOW IT IS THE VIRUS HAS BEEN ABLE TO REEMERGE AND NOW SPREAD AND THIS IS A CONCERN THAT WE'RE SEEING REPEATED IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN, INDIA, WHICH TOPPED 1 MILLION CASES OVER THE WEEKEND WE HAVE AUTHORITIES IN SPAIN WHO TOLD 4 MILLION PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME AND AROUND THE PRESIDENT FIGURES THAT UPWARDS OF 25 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED THERE'S A LOCKDOWN IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA AND IN CHINA, AUTHORITIES ARE USING WHAT THEY LIKE TO CALL WARTIME MEASURES AT THE SAME TIME, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EVERY DAY IS ISSUING THESE GRIM TALLIES, TALKING ABOUT SETTING NEW RECORDS THE ONE SIGN OF HOPE, HOWEVER, PHILLIP, IS THAT SCIENTISTS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, WHO ARE WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, SAY THAT THEY HAVE ENCOURAGING RESULTS AND THEY'RE EXPECTED TO PUBLISH MORE TRIAL DATA LATER TODAY PHILLIP? >> WE'LL TAKE ANY GOOD NEWS WE CAN GET

THOSE NUMBERS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION JANICE, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

AT HIS FIRST RALLY WAS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA >> THERE ARE NO BAD PEOPLE THERE ARE LOST PEOPLE WE ARE ALL GOD'S PEOPLE ♪ ♪ >> APPEARING THERE WITH 2020 SHAVED IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, ALSO WEARING A PROTECTIVE SECURITY VEST WEST WENT ON SEVERAL RANTS INCLUDING ONE ABOUT HARRIET TUBMAN AND ONE ABOUT EE MORGS GETTING EMOTIONAL

HE SAID HIS PARENTS ALMOST DIDN'T HAVE HIM IN ORDER TO APPEAR ON SOUTH CAROLINA'S BALLOT, HE NEEDS TO COLLECT 10,000 SIGNATURES BY NOON ON MONDAY >> RAPPER BIG SEAN BREAKS HIS SILENCE IN THE TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO HIS NOW DECEASED FIANCEE NAYA RIVERA HE AND RIVERA GOT SGS ENGAGED IN 2013 THE ROMANCE WAS SHORT LIVED BUT HE STILL CHERISHES THE MOMENT THEY SHARED AND THE LESSONS HE LEARNED IN A HEART FELT POST ON INSTAGRAM, HE THANKED HER FOR THE IMPACT SHE MADE WHILE SHE WAS ALIVE SAYING HE CHERISHES EVERYTHING HE HAPPENED BETWEEN THEM BECAUSE IT MAZE HIM A WISER AND BETTER PERSON >> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN MORE ON THIS, SO MUCH IN THE GRIPS OF THIS HEAT WAVE OVER THE WEEKEND

HOW ARE WE LOOKING NOW, MICHELLE >> HI THERE, GUYS WELL, WE ARE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT TODAY IT'S A COMBINATION OF HIGH HUMIDITY ALSO THE HEAT, WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES IN THE 90s YOU FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY, IT'S GOING TO BE FEELING LIKE 110 IN SOME SPOTS WE HAVE THE HEAT ALERT ALL ALONG THE COAST FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTH AND WE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND PHILADELPHIA YOU CAN SEE 110 DEGREES THAT'S WHAT IT'S GOING TO FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES TODAY, 100 DEGREES IN WASHINGTON, D

C, RALEIGH 96 FEELING MORE LIKE 108 THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> ALL RIGHT WE ARE LOOKING SCORCHING OUT THERE

IT'S GOING TO BE DANGEROUS YOU WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW DRINK LOTS OF WATER TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s WE'RE LOOKING AT STORMY WEATHER IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS TEMPERATURE OF 81 IN SIOUX FALLS >>> WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS, STORMY WEATHER AND A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD >> WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HEAR THAT THANK YOU, MICHELLE

>> AS NFL STARS PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP, ONE ROOKIE TOOK TO THE LANE TO SHOWCASE HIS SKILLS CHECK THIS OUT, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PICK ISIAH ROGERS THAT WAS THE FIRST OF SIX STRAIGHT STRIKES, ALL OF WHICH CAME RIGHT BETWEEN HIS LEGS INCREDIBLY HE SAI >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING, THE NFL'S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAG OF TRICKS PATRICK MAHOMES SHOWED OFF THIS SLICK BEHIND THE BACK PASS AS PART OF HIS WORKOUT MAHOMES HAS USED NO-LOOK THROWS IN PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND IN GAMES

SO DON'T RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS HITTING THE FIELD WHEN THE NFL SEASON KICKS OFF >> I HAVE NO DOUBT HE'S GOING TO PULL THAT OFF IN A GAME >> WE HAVE TO SEE SOMETHING THERE'S SO MUCH TO WATCH DURING THE GAME SINCE THE GAME IS SO DIFFERENT NOW EVEN MORE SO >> TYREKE HILL TO THE HOUSE IN THAT PLAY

ALL RIGHT IT IS THE MOMENT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE APRIL I HAVE, TOO BASEBALL IS BACK SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND TEAMS PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES IN EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY KATHY PARK WITH US NOW ON WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS AND OTHERS ARE DOING TO KEEP PRO SPORTS SAFE

HI, KATHY GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS WEEK, AND PREVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHILE THE BALLPARK LOOKED VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS, PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK >>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIME-OUT THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES WERE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUT OUTS FILLED THE SEATS IN CITIFIELD

WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES FACED OFF, THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH CROWD NOISE A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60-GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER AARON SAID THEY'RE ADJUSTING DESPIED THE COVID CURVE BALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS THESE FEW DAYS I THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY US AS PLAYERS, BUT EVERYONE THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> Reporter: OPENING DAY FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS IS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISK OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US

, OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBOR HAS MANAGED TO KEEP COVID UNDER CONTROL THE NATION'S IMMIGRATION MINISTER SAID, WE HAVE CONCLUDED THE CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL REQUIRED FOR MLB REGULAR SEASON PLAY WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT CANADIANS' HEALTH AND SAFETY MLB REQUIRES CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-19 DISABLED LIST AND WILL NEED TO CLEAR A STRICT PROTOCOL BEFORE RETURNING, INCLUDING TWO NEGATIVE TESTS 24 HOURS APART THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUND RULES WITH ITS PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS NEXT WEEK SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG #WE WANT TO PLAY JJ WATT WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING, WITH HE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING

PRO SPORTS HAS RECEIVED UNCERTAINTY TO GIVE FANS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT AND BACK TO BASEBALL, A BIT OF ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO HOME GAMES BUT, OF COURSE, THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, KATHY REPORTING FROM YANKEE STADIUM KATHY, THANKS >> SO MUCH TO WATCH AS THEY GET IN THE DOME

I WONDER >>> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND, WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE HE FOUGHT UNTIL THE VERY END THAT WAS MY BIG BROTHER >> THAT IS HENRY GRANT LEWIS REMEMBERING HIS BROTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, WHO DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER LAST NIGHT A VIGIL WAS HELD HERE IN NEW YORK CITY ATTEND BY FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES RANGEL AND HAKEEM JEFFRIES THE APOLLO THEATER DISPLAYED HIS NAME WITH REST IN PEACE, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS, BUT EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AND IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL >> NOW TO OUR ONGOING SERIES IN EQUALITY IN AMERICA, THIS PAST WEEK THE NATION'S FIRST BLACK FEMALE DOCTOR FINALLY GOT SOME LONG OVERDUE RECOGNITION AND WHILE SHE IS CELEBRATED, THE HARD TRUTH IS THAT BLACK WOMEN STILL MAKE UP A DISPROPORTIONATELY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PHYSICIANS NBC'S KATE SNOW HAS MORE >> WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION AND DO SOMETHING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MEDICAL PIONEER WHO DIED 125 YEARS AGO >> Reporter: ON THURSDAY, HER GRAVE FINALLY RECEIVED A PROPER HEADSTONE

DR REBECCA CRUMPLER WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIAN IN THE US >> I WAS TOLD PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR HER BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE A GRAVE STONE >> Reporter: THERE AREN'T ANY IMAGES OF HER, BUT SHE WROTE THIS BOOK, GRADUATED FROM THE FEMALE COLLEGE IN 1854 WHICH IS BOSTON UNIVERSITY >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THE STORY >> Reporter: DR

MELODY McLEOD IS AN OB/GYN IN ATLANTA WHO HELD FUNDED AN EXHIBIT AT BYU, THE ALMA MATER THEY BOTH SHARE WHEN THE CIVIL WAR ENDED SHE MOVED TO VIRGINIA TO TREAT RECENTLY FREED SLAVES >> IF I DIDN'T DO THAT, I THINK IT'S A REMARKABLE STORY AND SHE OVERCAME ALL THAT AND SHE SURVIVED AND THRIVED >> Reporter: SHE WAS A PIONEER >> ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: BUT MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER, ONLY 5% OF ACTIVE PHYSICIANS IDENTIFY AS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN, AND WOMEN MAKE UP AROUND 2% LAST YEAR AROUND 4,000 BLACK FEE MALDS ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOL COMPARED TO ABOUT 22,000 WHITE FEMALES >> IT'S A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INSTITUTION, AND I JUST THINK IT'S POSITIVE THAT WE ARE ALL HERE BREAKING INTO THIS INSTITUTION >> Reporter: SABRIA, KAYA ARE MED STUDENTS AT BYU NOW

IT TOOK RACHEL EIGHT YEARS TO GET HER AFTER COLLEGE >> I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF REFLECTED IN PHYSICIANS SO I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW IF I COULD DO IT >> Reporter: DID A LOT OF BLACK AMERICANS GET THAT MESSAGE, THAT THIS ISN'T SOMETHING FOR YOU >> DEFINITELY >> Reporter: THEY ALSO SEE THE IMPACT OF DECADES OF DISTRUST OF DOCTORS IN THEIR COMMUNITY >> THERE IS AN INSTITUTION YOU DON'T TRUST, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT THE MORE THAT THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE THAT LOOKS LIKE THEM AND TRUST, I THINK WILL ALSO HELP BREAK DOWN SOME OF THE HEALTH DISPARITIES >> Reporter: BRINGING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FIELD THEY SAY ALSO CREATES ROLE MODELS >> BLACK WOMEN ARE OUT THERE WE ARE SURGEONS

WE'RE DELIVERING BABIES I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'VE DONE, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO DO >> Reporter: DR CRUMPLER WAS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY >> I THINK WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND CAN MAKE SOMETHING NEW OF WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT TO US SO THE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS WH >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY" ON THIS MONDAY MORNING

WE'RE LOOKING AT DANGEROUS HEAT IN THE EAST HIGH HUMIDITY, ALSO HIGH TEMPERATURES ALSO LOOKING AT A VERY SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO BRING STRONG STORMS TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS THE CENTRAL PLAINS COULD SEE DRENCHING RAINS AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY BUT TUESDAY THIS ALL MOVES OFF TO THE EAST WE'RE GOING TO GET A LITTLE REPRIEVE IN THE NORTHEAST AT LEAST FOR SOME >>> THAT'S MY MOM THAT'S MY DAD

>> IN HONOR OF THE FILM'S 22 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, LYNDSAY LOHAN, DENNIS QUAID AND THE REST OF THE CAST WILL BE REUNITING THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1998 THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS ON SET AND PAY TRIBUTE TO ACTRESS NATASHA WHO PORTRAYED THEIRMOTHER AND PASSED AWAY AFTER A 2009 SKI ACCIDENT ON KATIE COURIC'S INSTAGRAM THIS MORNING AT 9:00 AM >> WHEN THE PANDEMIC SHUTDOWN LIBRARIES, FOLKS GOT CREATIVE YOU MIGHT SAY HIGHLY CREATIVE

HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: LOOK, UP IN THE SKY IT'S A BIRD IT'S A PLANE IT'S A BOOK YES, HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY IS BEATING THE PANDEMIC BY DELIVERING BOOKS TO KIDS WITH A DRONE 10-YEAR-OLD CAMDEN ROBERTSON COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES

>> I WAS LIKE BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS CRAZY EXCITED >> Reporter: MAKING SURE KIDS GET THEIR SUMMER READING IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN KELLY PASSIC AND IT'S FREE >> I SEE LOTS AND LOTS OF SMILES FROM KIDS WITH THEIR BOOKS IT IS CERTAINLY EXCITING TO GET A PACKAGE FROM THE DRONE AND THEN WHEN YOU OPEN THE PACKAGE AND YOU'VE GOT THE BOOK THAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING TO READ OR THAT YOU HAVE ASKED FOR AND IT COMES RIGHT TO YOUR HOUSE, THAT'S REALLY AN EXCITING TIME >> Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERED WITH THE PARENT COMPANY OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE BOOKS, WHICH ARRIVE BY AIR MAIL LITERALLY CAMDEN RECEIVED JOHN GRISHAM'S THEODORE BOON KID LAWYER TO PARTICIPATE, KIDS CAN ORDER THE BOOKS ONLINE SOME 600 STUDENTS IN THE CHRISTIANBURG, VIRGINIA, AREA ARE ELIGIBLE CAMDEN'S MOM GOT HIM AND HIS BROTHER INVOLVED >> DO YOU WANT A BOOK DELIVERED BY A DRONE I'M LIKE, HECK, YEAH >> Reporter: CAMDEN IS GLAD HE'S GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS ON HIS STREET >> I'M TELLING MY FRIENDS, I'M THE FIRST PERSON IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: WING IS THE NAME OF THE DRONE SERVICE

THE FIRST TO RECEIVE PERMISSION TO DELIVER PACKAGES BY AIR IN THE UNITED STATES THEY'RE ALSO DOING IT IN FINLAND, AND AUSTRALIA AND, HEY, IF THEY CAN DELIVER BOOKS, MAYBE THEY CAN DELIVER OTHER THINGS, TOO >>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THEY START DELIVERING YOUR HOMEWORK BY DRONE? >> OH, I DON'T KNOW >> Reporter: MAYBE YOU'LL BE HIDING UNDER YOUR BED THAT DAY KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC NEWS, CHICAGO >> IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY NOW IF >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM

, EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME YOU ARE ANGRY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE

THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP IT' IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM

>> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >>> I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR JETBLUE'S HOSPITALITY THEY HAVE BEEN A GREAT FRIEND TO NEW YORK AND GREAT CORPORATE CITIZEN

WE THANK THEM VERY MUCH THEY STEPPED UP IN A BIG WAY HERE TODAY LET ME TELL YOU WHERE WE ARE 142, IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY IT IS A DAY FOR GOOD NEWS

OUR HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE MARCH 18 716, GREAT THE NUMBER OF LIVES LOST TO COVID, EIGHT AGAIN, WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE ANY LIFE YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THAT IS A GREAT NUMBER RELATIVE TO WHERE WE HAVE BEEN

THE THREE-DAY AVERAGE IS DOWN LOW YOU SEE THE OVERALL CURVE THERE IT SITS AT ABOUT 11 THE NUMBER OF TESTS YESTERDAY, JUST UNDER 50,000 TEST IT WAS A SUNDAY, SO THE SAMPLE IS DIFFERENT ON A SUNDAY

50,000 TESTS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER WE TEST MORE THAN ANY STATE IN THE NATION PER CAPITA AND MORE THAN ANY NATION ON THE GLOBE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN? IT MEANS WE ARE MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE BECAUSE WE ARE TAKING 50,000 TESTS THINK ABOUT THAT, EVERY DAY

60,000 TESTS SOMEDAY THE POSITIVE RATE IS ABOUT 1%, THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE BEEN WE ARE HOLDING STEADY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT AT ZERO, OBVIOUSLY BUT 1% IS VERY GOOD

THAT IS GOOD NEWS YOU LOOK ACROSS THE REGION OF THE STATE AND YOU SEE GOOD NEWS ACROSS THE REGIONS NO WARNING SIGNS, NO TROUBLE SPOTS SAME IS TRUE IN NEW YORK CITY WE ARE WATCHING BUT SUNDAYS WE TEND TO GET SLIGHT DEVIATIONS

BUT THE PROGRESS IS ALL VERY GOOD WE DID THE IMPOSSIBLE AS NEW YORKERS, THEY REALLY STEPPED UP AND CONQUERED THE COVID FIRES NOW WE JUST HAVE TO STAY THERE WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE

YOU SEE THE NUMBERS, YOU SEE WHERE WE ARE OUR GOAL NOW IS TO STAY THERE AND NOT LET THE INFECTION RATE PICK UP WE ARE NOT IN A STATIC ENVIRONMENT A LOT IS GOING ON

SO WE HAVE TO REMAIN VIGILANT WE HAVE TWO MAIN THREATS THE FIRST THREAT IS THE NUMBER OF CONGREGATIONS WE ARE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE, ESPECIALLY IN DOWNSTATE PRIMARILY OF YOUNG PEOPLE I TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE

WE SAW IT AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND AND IT IS A PROBLEM IT IS A PROBLEM WE KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THIS VIRUS AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCES TO OUR ACTIONS IF YOU HAVE CONGREGATIONS OF PEOPLE, THEY'RE GOING TO SPREAD THE VIRUS

NOW MANY OF THE CONGREGATIONS TEND TO BE YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE, AS A GENERAL RULE BELIEVE THEY ARE SUPERHEROES I UNDERSTAND, I WAS YOUNG ONCE JUST LAST WEEK OKAY, MAYBE NOT LAST WEEK

WHILE WE CAN'T GET SICK, THAT IS NOT A FACT THERE ARE FACTS AND THERE ARE WRONG PIECES OF INFORMATION YOU CAN GET SICK IN YOUR 20s YOU CAN GET SICK YOU CAN DIE IN YOUR 20s

PEOPLE HAVE EVEN IF YOU LIVE BY THE THEORY OF, URS YEAR — SUPERHERO, YOU WILL TAKE THE VIRUS AND GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE UNLESS YOU LIVE IN A SEALED BUBBLE, THAT WILL HAPPEN YOU WILL GO HOME AND YOU WILL TRANSFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO WILL TRANSFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND YOU CAN KILL SOMEONE ELSE SO FROM AN ASPECT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL, IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU

IT IS ABOUT WHO YOU COULD INFECT AND YOU COULD HURT AND IT HAS CONTINUED UNABATED AND IT IS GETTING WORSE AND I AM TELLING YOU, THIS IS A PROBLEM IT IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM BUT IT IS GROWING TO THE PARTIERS WHO COME OUT, I UNDERSTAND YOUR FRUSTRATION

I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE BEEN INSIDE A LONG TIME, I UNDERSTAND YOUR LONG AND PEOPLE LIKE TO SOCIALIZE I GET IT IS SUMMER I GET THE WORK ENVIRONMENT IS NOT AS TOUGH SO YOU HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO GO OUT, I GET ALL OF THAT I REALLY DO BUT I'M TELLING YOU, YOU HAVE TO STOP

AND I'M TELLING YOU, IN PLAIN NEW YORK SPEAK, AS A BORN AND BRED NEW YORKER, IT IS STUPID WHAT YOU ARE DOING IT IS STUPID BUT THAT IS NOT A GOVERNMENTALLY APPROPRIATE WORD , IT IS A TRUE WORK, DON'T BE STUPID THAT IS GOOD ADVICE IN LIFE TAKE IT FROM A PERSON WHO HAS LIVED A LOT OF LIFE

DON'T BE STUPID WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS STUPID AND RECKLESS FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND IT HAS TO STOP TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, I HAVE SAID REPEATEDLY THAT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE IN CHARGE OF COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

IF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME OUT AND DO SOMETHING STUPID, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW THAT IS HOW IT WORKS IN LIFE AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND THEY ARE NOT DOING IT AND THAT IS THEIR JOB AND THEY HAVE TO DO IT

I WILL TELL YOU WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN I SPOKE TO A NUMBER OF RESTAURANT OWNERS YESTERDAY, WE HAVE HAD NUMEROUS CONVERSATIONS THE BAD RESTAURANTS AND BAR OWNERS ARE GOING TO MAKE IT WORSE FOR THE GOOD ONES MOST RESTAURANTS AND BARS ARE COMPLYING THEY'RE GOING THROUGH A VERY TOUGH ECONOMIC SITUATION

BUT THEIR LIVING BY THE RULES THE BAD ONES, WHO ARE EXPLOITING THE SITUATIONS AND BREAKING THE LAW, BY THE WAY, THIS IS NOT JUST MORALITY, THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW, ARE GOING TO MAKE IT BAD FOR EVERYONE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB WE CANNOT ALLOW THOSE CONGREGATIONS TO CONTINUE IF IT HAPPENS, I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ROLLBACK THE OPENING PLAN AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CLOSE BARS AND RESTAURANTS THAT IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, I SAY LOOK, YOU DON'T WANT TO ENFORCE THE LAW BECAUSE YOU ARE THINKING IT IS POLITICALLY UNPOPULAR AND YOU DON'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS POLITICALLY UNPOPULAR I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS MORE POLITICALLY UNPOPULAR

WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO EXPLAIN TO YOUR PEOPLE WHY WE HAD TO CLOSE ALL BARS AND RESTAURANTS THAT IS GOING TO BE MORE POLITICALLY DIFFICULT THAN TELLING THE NYPD TO DO THEIR JOB THIS IS NOT A POINT OF SENDING OUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO INFORM YOUNG PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK THEY HAVE HER HEARD THE MESSAGE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT THERE TO INFORM THEM OF MASK COMPLIANCE

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW THEY HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW THAT IS THE ONLY LINE BETWEEN ANARCHY AND CIVILIZATION THEY HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND THEY ARE NOT THE BAD BAR — THAT OPERATORS IN TERMS OF RESTAURANTS AND BARS, THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT BAD FOR EVERYONE

AND FOR THEMSELVES WE WILL HAVE TO ROLLBACK THE BAR AND RESTAURANT OPENINGS IF THE CONGREGATIONS CONTINUE, IF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DON'T STOP IT, THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN 1 PLUS 1, STILL EQUALS TWO RIGHT? AND IT IS A LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE OF ACTIONS

THAT IS WHERE WE ARE THAT IS THE FIRST THREAT SECOND IS WE SEE THE INFECTION RATE INCREASING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT IS A FACT, NOT GETTING BETTER, IT IS GETTING WORSE THE THEORY THAT NEW YORK IS GOING TO BE IMMUNE FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY, THAT DOES NOT WORK

WE ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN CHINA AND WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN EUROPE WHEN THE VIRUS WENT TO CHINA AND INTO EUROPE AND THEN IT CAME HERE FROM ITALY AND FROM FRANCE AND FROM SPAIN AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEVER KNEW THAT IS HOW NEW YORK GOT THE VIRUS AN OUTBREAK, ANYWHERE IS AN OUTBREAK EVERYWHERE THAT IS THE SAYING I WILL PUT COMPLEX TO GIVE TO PEOPLE

IF THE VIRUS IS GOING UP IN OTHER STATES, WE HAVE A REAL CHALLENGE AND REAL THREAT BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE COME TO NEW YORK WE PUT IN PLACE AN UNPRECEDENTED QUARANTINE PROGRAM, WE ARE ENFORCING IT BUT IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ENFORCE WITH TOTAL CERTAINTY PEOPLE CAN TAKE TRAINS, PEOPLE DRIVE, STATES DON'T HAVE BORDER CONTROL AGENCIES WE DON'T DO BORDER CONTROL

WHEN YOU DRIVE IN FROM ANOTHER STATE, YOU DON'T SHOW YOUR PASSPORT 21 WE DON'T DO BORDER CONTROL SO THAT IS A VERY REAL THREAT AND I DON'T SEE IT TURNING AROUND FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, ANYTIME SOON THAT IS A PREDICAMENT THAT WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THE OTHER STATES, AND WE ARE THAT IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL

THAT IS NOT LIKE THE CONGREGATIONS AND THE PARTIES THOSE ARE THE TWO THREATS WE ARE GOING TO HELP SAVANNAH TODAY WHEN WE WERE IN THE THICK OF THINGS, AND WE WERE IN THE THICK OF THINGS, WHEN WE HAD THOSE NUMBERS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF, I SAT AT A TABLE LIKE THIS ONE AND I ASKED, AMERICANS, PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, IF WE NEED HELP, PLEASE COME HELP US 30,000 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY VOLUNTEERED TO COME TO NEW YORK

30,000 THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN NEW YORK WAS AT ITS WORST POINT, TO COME INTO OUR EMERGENCY ROOMS, COME INTO OUR HOSPITALS, TO FIGHT THE DREADED DISEASE 30,000 PEOPLE CAME TO HELP US I WAS FLOORED

I WAS TOUCHED I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I WAS INSPIRED COURAGE, HEROISM, LOVE AND GENEROSITY COME VOLUNTEERED TO HELP IN NEW YORK CITY EMERGENCY ROOMS WHEN COVID IS GOING CRAZY 30,000 PEOPLE SAY YES

I SAID, THAT DAY, WE WILL NEVER FORGET IT AND WE WILL HONOR IT AND WE WILL RECIPROCATE IT THOSE PEOPLE DID NOT COME FOR ME I JUST ASKED ON BEHALF OF NEW YORKERS AND I KNOW NEW YORKERS

WE DON'T FORGET WE DON'T FORGET AND WE LIVE BY THE SAME CODE OF GENEROSITY AND LOVE AND COMMUNITY SO WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN NOW TO PAY IT BACK AND STATES AND PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION

BUT NOT JUST GOVERNMENTS CALIFORNIA GAVE US VENTILATORS OREGON GAVE US VENTILATORS NEW ENGLAND, THE PATRIOTS OWNER WAS FLYING A PLANE FROM MASSACHUSETTS TO GET PPE THEY DID US A FAVOR AND GAVE US PPE FROM CHINA TO US

THE BULL DID AMAZING THINGS WHEN WE GET PAST OUR APEX, WE WILL BE THERE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP WHATEVER WE NEED WE WILL BE THERE I SAID I WILL DRIVE PERSONALLY AND PROVIDE THE ASSISTANCE AND AGAIN, THAT WAS A PROMISE TO PAY FORWARD, THAT I MADE ON BEHALF OF NEW YORKERS AND WE ARE GOING TO HONOR IT

WE ARE HONORING IT WE ARE SENDING TO FLORIDA, WE ARE WORKING WITH ATLANTA, GEORGIA ON THEIR NEEDS WE ARE WORKING WITH HOUSTON, TEXAS AND WE ARE GOING TO GO TO SAVANNAH TODAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS STILL IN DENIAL ABOUT THIS FIRES IT STILL REFUSES TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE

IT STILL THINKS IT IS GOING TO BEAT THIS FIRES BY PLAYING POLITICS AND I SAID TO THE PRESIDENT FROM DAY ONE, THIS FIRES DOES NOT RESPOND TO POLITICS IT DOES NOT RESPOND TO BULLYING, IT DOES NOT RESPOND TO RHETORIC IT DOES NOT RESPOND TO DENIAL IT IS THE SCIENCE

WHAT DID WE DO IN NEW YORK? WE DID IT AS A SCIENCE WE DID ON THE NUMBERS WE DID ON THE DATA WERE FIGHTING A VIRUS THE SOLUTION IS MEDICINE

THE SCIENCE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CRAZY POLITICS OF TODAY FIVE MONTHS LATER, THIS COUNTRY IS STILL TOTALLY UNPREPARED TO DEAL WITH THIS I'VE BEEN TALKING TO OTHER STATES AND MAYORS AND GOVERNORS ABOUT TESTING THEY STILL DON'T HAVE TESTING

THEY DON'T HAVE TRACING PROGRAMS THEY STILL DON'T HAVE PPE IT IS LIKE WE WERE ON DAY ONE OF COVID THEY'VE DONE NOTHING IN FIVE MONTHS THIS IS SO UNNECESSARY THAT WE ARE HERE

AND WE ARE SEEING AMERICANS LOSE THEIR LIVES IT DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY AND WE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE IT BETTER WE ARE GOING TO MEET WITH MAYOR VAN JOHNSON AND HIS TEAM TODAY I'VE BEEN SPEAKING WITH THE MAYOR AND WE WILL BE IN SAVANNAH GEORGIA

WE WILL TELL THEM WHAT WE DID AND HELP WITH TESTING PROGRAMS, TRACING PROGRAMS WE WILL BRING THOUSANDS OF PIECES OF PPE AND WHATEVER THEY NEED FROM US, THEY'RE GOING TO GET BECAUSE WE ARE NEW YORK TOUGH, WHICH IS SMART AND UNITED AND DISCIPLINED AND TODAY IS ABOUT THE LAST WORD, WE ARE LOVING THANK YOU AMERICA FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR US AND WE WON'T FORGET

WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU NEED IT TODAY IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN YOU NEED IT QUESTIONS? >> ARE YOU GOING TO QUARANTINE WHEN YOU RETURN FROM GEORGIA? >> NO >> YOU JUST SPENT 20 MINUTES ABOUT FOLLOWING THE LAW >> WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY? >> THE LOSSES YOU MUST QUARANTINE

>> IT DOES NOT BUT I WILL TAKE A TEST WHEN I GET BACK >> IT SAYS IF YOU ARE PASSING THROUGH STATES FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS — >> READ THE LAW EVEN IF YOU ARE A REPORTER >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I'M COMPELLED TO FEEL COMPELLED TO GO BECAUSE I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS I HAVE BEEN IN THE MIDST OF IT

I THINK I HAVE A VALUE TO ADD AND BECAUSE I REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK IT IS NOT ME WHO'S GOING, IT IS THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK WHO ARE HELPING HOUSTON AND ATLANTA AND SAVANNAH, GEORGIA AND ANYPLACE THAT NEEDS ASSISTANCE, WE WILL BE THERE WE ARE IN THE POSITION TO HELP

WHERE WE ARE NOW, OUR NUMBERS ARE DOWN LOW WE HAVE MEDICAL STAFF, WE HAVE EQUIPMENT, WE HAVE VENTILATORS AND WE HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO DO THIS AND I WILL GO ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THAT NEEDS HELP >> WHY ARE YOU GOING? >> IT IS NOT JUST SUPPLIES THE SUPPLIES AND TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED TO DO NOW

HOW DO YOU SET UP A TESTING ORGANIZATION, HOW DO YOU SET UP A TRACING ORGANIZATION, HOW DO YOU HANDLE HOSPITAL CAPACITY IF YOU ARE HOSPITAL SYSTEM THAT IS GOING TO GET OVERWHELMED, WHICH MANY OF THEM ARE RIGHT NOW, HOW DO YOU HANDLE THAT? I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT I HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR PROBABLY I HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE IN ADDRESSING IT THAN ANYONE IN THE COUNTRY ON THE GROUND SO HOWEVER WE CAN HELP

I WILL BE THERE BY THE WAY, IT IS NOT JUST DURING COVID WHEN THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO NEEDED HELP FOR HURRICANE MARIA, NEW YORKERS WERE THERE AND I GO TO REPRESENT ALL NEW YORKERS >> WHAT YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO SAY WE ARE GOING TO GET HURT IMMUNITY AND WE DON'T NEED TO DO ANYTHING OUT MORE

>> THEY ARE WRONG AGAIN, THERE IS A LOT AND YOU HAVE TO BE THE LAW HURT IMMUNITY IS A QUESTION OF FACT WHAT PERCENT OF THE POPULATION HAS BEEN INFECTED AND DOES THAT PERCENT SO HIGH THAT IT IS HERD IMMUNITY WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR HERD IMMUNITY IN NEW YORK

NO WHERE NEAR WE ARE AT ABOUT 20% IN NEW YORK CITY WHICH IS PROBABLY THE HIGHEST IN THE STATE TO GET TO HERD IMMUNITY YOU NEED TO BE 50, 60, 70% IS THAT RIGHT? >> THAT IS CORRECT AND THE QUESTION WHETHER IMMUNITY EXISTS ANYWAY, THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY HAS NOT SAID DEFINITIVELY THAT EXISTS

WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP INFECTION RATES LOW >> THE COUNTRY THAT STARTED THIS COVID SITUATION ON THE THEORY OF LET IT GO, DEVELOP HERD IMMUNITY , THE COUNTRIES THAT STARTED WITH THAT THEORY DID A 180 DEGREES >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THEY HAVE ISSUED DOZENS THIS IS THE ISSUE THE AUTHORITY HAS 30 INVESTIGATORS FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK

THE WAY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY WORKS IS, THE LOCAL ENTITIES FIND AN ISSUE DOING THE LOCAL ENFORCEMENT SO THE LOCAL NYPD FINDS IT IN VIOLATION AND CALL THE FLA THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT FINDS A VIOLATION, THEY CALL THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY THAT IS HOW IT WORKS SO THE STATE LOCAL AUTHORITY DOES NOT HAVE INVESTIGATORS TO DO THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW YORK

THEY WILL NOT COVER THE STATE WITH 30 INVESTIGATORS THAT WAS NEVER THE INTENTION IT IS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT DOING THE ENFORCEMENT THE ULTIMATE SANCTION IS, YOU CALL THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, TO POSSIBLY REVOKE THE LICENSE OF THE BAR OR RESTAURANT WHICH IS THE ULTIMATE SANCTION, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT GIVE THEM A HEALTH CITATION, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN GIVE A SANITARY CITATION

BUT IF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REALLY WANTS TO GET AGGRESSIVE, THEN THEY CALL THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY AND SAY, I AM FORWARDING THIS COMPLAINT, I THINK YOU SHOULD CLOSE THEM DOWN WE CANNOT DO THIS LEVEL OF ENFORCEMENT WITHOUT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WE NEED THEM AND PART OF THIS IS, IT GETS COMPLICATED BECAUSE PART OF THE CONGREGATIONS , YOU HAVE MORE VIOLATIONS OF THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW THAN ANYTHING ELSE THE BAR OWNER WILL SAY, I DON'T EVEN KNOW THOSE PEOPLE, THEY DIDN'T BUY THEIR ALCOHOL HERE

BUT THEY ARE STANDING ON THE STREETS, OR ON THE SIDEWALK AND THEIR DRINKING AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE THAT IS A VIOLATION OF THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW THAT HAS TO BE ENFORCED AND THE QUESTION IS, DID THEY GET IT FROM THAT BAR , AND IF YOU CAN STOP THE SOURCE IT IS OBVIOUSLY THE BEST BUT WE NEED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO DO THE ENFORCEMENT

AND LOOK, I'M NOT SAYING IT ISN'T HARD I GET IT, 500 KIDS, THEY DON'T WANT TO GO IN THERE AND THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY HAS BEEN MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE, AND WE HAVE ADDED INVESTIGATORS TO THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ON THE STATESIDE HAS MORE INVESTIGATORS AND THEY HAVE DONE DOZENS OF CITATIONS BUT THAT IS NOT ENOUGH

YOU CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE A QUARANTINE I DON'T BELIEVE THE STATE OF NEW YORK HAS EVER DONE THIS BEFORE WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER AN ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM FOR THE QUARANTINE PROCEDURE WE ACTUALLY HAVE POLICE AND AN AIRPORT NOW, YOU GET OFF THE PLANE, YOU FILL OUT A FORM AS TO WHERE YOU ARE GOING SO WE CAN FOLLOW UP ON THE QUARANTINE

IF YOU DON'T FILL OUT THAT FORM, IT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO LEAVE THE AIRPORT THESE ARE DRASTIC MEASURES THAT WERE INCONCEIVABLE BEFORE THIS I DON'T BELIEVE THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO IN THE STATE THE PROBLEM IS, YOU HAVE IT, INCREASING NOW IN 40 STATES ACROSS THE NATION HOW DO YOU KEEP THE FIRES IN 40 STATES COMING FROM NEW YORK? WE HAVE COME — PEOPLE COMING TO NEW YORK FROM THE OTHER STATES BECAUSE IT IS A QUOTE UNQUOTE SAFE STATE

THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING HERE JUST FOR THE PURPOSE OF FLEEING THE VIRUS IN THEIR STATE REALLY, THE ONLY ANSWER IS, THOSE ARE THE STATES THAT HAVE TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN INCOMPETENT ON THIS SITUATION THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN IN DENIAL ON THIS SITUATION THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PRESSURED THESE OTHER STATES TO REOPEN RECKLESSLY, WHICH THEY DID

PRESIDENT, LIBERATE, LIBERATE, LIBERATE THE PROTEST AGAINST NEW YORK HOW MANY TIMES DID I GET INTO CONFRONTATIONS WITH PROTESTERS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS REOPEN THE ECONOMY I SAID IF I REOPEN THE ECONOMY RECKLESSLY, IT WILL INTRODUCE THE VIRUS AND IF THE VIRUS GOES UP THE ECONOMY WILL HAS TO CLOSE BACK DOWN NO, NO

IT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THE OTHER STATES THEIR MISTAKE WAS, THEY LISTENED TO THE PRESIDENT AND ALSO THE MISTAKE THE NATION MADE WAS, THIS HAPPENED FIVE MONTHS AGO, HOW CAN YOU NOT HAVE A TESTING PROGRAM? >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WE DON'T HAVE — THE MAIN WAY PEOPLE COME INTO THE STATE IS THROUGH THE AIRPORTS THAT IS 90% OF EVERYBODY WHO COMES INTO THE STATE WE DO NOT HAVE A MECHANISM TO GET TO PEOPLE WHO MAY BE DRIVING INTO THE STATE OR PASSING THROUGH THE STATE

WE DON'T HAVE AN ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM FOR THAT >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE THE PROBLEM BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE THE PROBLEM AND IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST THE BARS AND THE RESTAURANTS YOU HAVE 700 PEOPLE IN SOME LOCATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND

700 PEOPLE DRINKING IN A PUBLIC PLACE, VIOLATING THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW I MEAN, GIVE ME A BREAK >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> LOOK, I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR HOW MANY WEEKS? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I MADE THE SAME POINT? TWO WEEKS, THREE WEEKS, FOUR WEEKS, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON I'M TELLING YOU, WE ARE RIGHT ON THE LINE

WE ARE RIGHT ON THE LINE BECAUSE WE HAVE THE DUAL THREATS YOU HAVE THOSE OTHER STATES WITH THE VIRUS INCREASING THAT IS PRESSURING US AND YOU HAVE THESE CONGREGATIONS THAT BY DEFINITION HAVE TO BE INCREASING THE VIRAL SPREAD AND WITH BOTH OF THOSE PRESSURES, PRESSURING OUR PROGRESS AND OUR STATUS, I'M TELLING YOU IS GOING TO HAPPEN

>> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> IT IS A PROBLEM IN NEW YORK CITY IT IS THE A PROBLEM IN PLACES ON LONG ISLAND IT IS A PLACES PROBLEM IN PLACES UPSTATE YOU KNOW VERY WELL WHERE THE CONGREGATIONS WERE BECAUSE GOD BLESS SOCIAL MEDIA YOU DON'T HAVE TO GUESS, THEY ARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

THERE ON THE TV NEWS AND THEY HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE NEWSPAPERS SO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY WERE I WISH IT WAS AS SIMPLE AS JUST QUEENS OR JUST BROOKLYN IT HAS BEEN A NUMBER OF PLACES IN NEW YORK CITY AND OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE STATE

SO YOU KNOW WHERE THOSE OCCURRENCES HAVE BEEN WE HAD A HIGH FREQUENCY IN NEW YORK CITY AND IT IS NOT A QUESTION — YOU HAVE POLICE IN A STORY ABOUT SHOWED UP BUT IT ISN'T JUST SHOWING UP AND WATCHING THE CROWD HAS TO BE DISPERSED

IT IS VIOLATING THE LAW THANK YOU, GUYS YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

>> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC

>>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A NEW CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN

>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART , IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL INTO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT WAS A PROFESSIONAL HIT? THE FAMILY OF A FEDERAL JUDGE WAS REELING AFTER A GUNMAN SHOWS UP AT THEIR HOME THE SUN IS GOING DOWN THE HUSBAND THE FBI IS SCRAMBLING FOR ANSWERS >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CALLING THE FEDERAL PROTESTERS ANARCHIST AND PROTESTERS SAYING FEDERAL OFFICERS ARE MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE, PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD AN INTERVIEWER HE WOULD BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY ON THE CORONAVIRUS DISAPPEARING AS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LOGS 600,000 DEATHS A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD, EARLY TODAY STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU ARE WITH US ON FRANCIS RIVERA >> WE BEGIN WITH THE BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR THE PERSON SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING TWO PEOPLE AT THE NEW JERSEY HOME OF A FEDERAL JUDGE, THE SUN OF JUDGE ESTHER SALAS AND HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THE FBI, THE U

S MARSHALS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES WORKING TO INVESTIGATE THE STORY W NBC REPORTER IS IN NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY WITH THE LATEST >>> INVESTIGATORS OUTSIDE THE HOME OF NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE JUDGE ESTHER SALAS, WHERE HER HUSBAND AND SUN WERE BOTH SHOT >> VERY GOOD-NATURED PEOPLE, BOTH OF THEM WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS, GOOD PEOPLE

THEY JUST LOVED THEIR SUN, THEIR ONLY CHILD >> IT IS BELIEVED JUDGE ESTHER SALAS'S HUSBAND MARK WAS SHOT TWO TIMES AFTER ANSWERING THE DOOR LATE SUNDAY, THE COUPLE'S 20-YEAR-OLD SUN WAS SHOT MOMENTS LATER BY A SUSPECT THE SOURCE CONCERNED DRESSED AS A DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER >> I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT, I GO AROUND HERE WITH MY FRIENDS AND WE WALK AROUND HERE I SEE DANIEL OUT WITH HIS DAD PLAYING BASEBALL WITH THEIR BASKETBALL GROUP ALL THE TIME I WOULDN'T EVEN IMAGINE >>> SHE'S BEEN IN HER ROLE FOR THE LAST NINE YEARS SHE'S THE FIRST HISPANIC JUDGE TO SIT IN NEW JERSEY

SHE'S BEEN OVER A LOT OF HIGH PROFILE CASES TONIGHT NEIGHBORS ARE LEFT ASKING WHY THIS FAMILY WAS TARGETED IT >> ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING >> I WILL TELL YOU THE TRUTH, IT WAS SHOCKING, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT WAS A DISGRUNTLED CLIENT, I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE SHOCKED TO LEARN IT WAS A ROBBERY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT

I REALLY DON'T KNOW >> FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS REMAINED OVERNIGHT, AS THEY SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER, THEY'RE CONFIRMING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING AGAIN, THE SON IN HIS 20s HE WAS KILLED, THE VICTIM REMAINS IN HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONVICTION, THE SOURCE WAS INSIDE THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME AT THE TIME THERE IS STILL NO WORD RIGHT NOW, ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE IN THE SHOOTING, THE GOVERNOR SUNDAY, SAYING THIS SHOWS THAT GUN VIOLENCE REMAINS A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY >>> IN NORTH BRUNSWICK, I'M ADAM HARDING >>> NOW WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUING TO RAGE IN THE UNITED STATES 400 PEOPLE DIED YESTERDAY WRINGING THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL PAST 141,000

NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED, AFTER A RECORD NUMBER OF SURGES IN KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, OREGON AND SOUTH CAROLINA THAT CONTRIBUTED TO 64,000 NEW CASES ON THE WEST COAST LOS ANGELES IS ON THE BRINK OF A NEW STAY- AT-HOME ORDER AND THEN FLORIDA, MORE THAN 100 HOSPITALS HAVE RUN OUT OF ICU BEDS SAM BROCK IS IN MIAMI WITH THE LATEST >>> FRANCIS GOOD MORNING COAST- TO-COAST MIAMI TWO LOS ANGELES LEADERS ARE LOOKING AT SHUTTING DOWN COMMUNITIES, IF THINGS DON'T IMPROVE SOON, IN FLORIDA WE PASSED 350,000 CASES OF COVID-19, THE TRANSMISSION SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN ANYTIME SOON

>>> ON MIAMI BEACH IS FEIGNED OCEAN DRIVE CASUAL ACTIVITY BY DAY, PARTY OVER BY NIGHT >> EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN, EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN, AT 8:00 >>> THE 8:00 CURFEW THE EARLIEST AND SO FLORIDA >> WE'VE SEEN LARGER CROWDS COMING UP TO MIAMI BEACH, NOT ADHERING TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, NOT WEARING FACE COVERINGS >>> FLORIDA'S NUMBERS CONTINUING TO OUTRACE THE COUNTRY

PUSHING THE TOTAL 200, 350,000 MIAMI-DADE HAS STOPPED REPORTING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE POSITIVE TELLING NBC NEWS IT'S OFFICIALS ARE MEETING WITH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STATUS MEMBERS TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES >>> WHILE THE NUMBERS TELL A STORY SO DOES THE EYE TEST, AND THREE PARTIES LIKE THIS COUNTY AFFAIR LAST WEEK AND HAVE OFFICIALS EXTREMELY CONCERNED THINGS GETTING WORSE, NOT JUST IN FLORIDA BUT IN OTHER HOTSPOTS LIKE HOUSTON TOO >>> MORE THAN HALF OF THE BEDS IN THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ARE COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS RIGHT NOW

>>> TEXAS NOTCHING NUMBERS WHILE STILL DIGESTING THE SHOCK OF SATURDAY'S NEWS OF SICK CHILDREN >>> WE FOUND OUT 85 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? >> COVE IT AFFECTS EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE, IT'S AFFECTING THE YOUNG, THE OLD >>> CALIFORNIA PROVIDING MORE DISTURBING EVIDENCE OF THAT REALITY, AFTER BAY AREA STATION UNCOVERED AT THE THOUSAND CASES OF COVID-19 IN CHILDCARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE >>> JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE READY >>> IN LOS ANGELES WERE THE CASE TOTAL TOPS 150,000 THE MAYOR IS EDGING TOWARD ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

>>> HOW MUCH WORK DOES IT HAVE TO GET IN LOS ANGELES, BEFORE YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO ISSUE ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME ORDER? >> SURE, I THINK WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF THAT >> NOR ENTERING PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING IS HOPING NOT TO SLIDE BACK AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE A STREET PARTY IN THE CITY OF QUEENS, LOOKS LIKE A PLAYBOOK OF WHAT NOT TO DO DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, HUNDREDS GATHERED IN CLOSE QUARTERS GATHERING WITH NO MASKS >>> A FRESH REMINDER AMERICAN SHOULD NOT BE LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN DURING THIS CRISIS >>> HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STRAINED THIS MORNING DETECTIVE MEDICAL CENTER WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MEDICAL COMPLEX IN THE WORLD HAS A BASE IQ BED CAPACITY THAT IS OVER 100% IN MIAMI-DADE THEY ARE REPORTING 127% OF TOP THE CAPACITY

THERE ARE PLENTY OF BEDS AVAILABLE IN OTHER COUNTIES >>> THANK YOU >>> US CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SEARCH PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STILL CLAIMING THE VIRUS WILL SIMPLY DISAPPEAR

AS NEW POLLS SUGGEST THE COUNTRY IS LOSING FAITH IN HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS JOINING US WITH THE LATEST, TRACY THE POLLS SHOW THAT HALF OF THE COUNTRY DISAPPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE >> Reporter: THEY DO, IN FACT LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE POLLS, THE LATEST FROM ABC SHOWS THE PRESIDENT IS NOT IN THE MOST POPULAR SPOT WHEN IT COMES TO HOW HE'S HANDLING THIS VIRUS, 54% JUST OVER HALF OF AMERICANS IN THE LATEST POLL, BELIEVE IN JOE BIDEN WOULD BE DOING A BETTER JOB DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP, 34% SUPPORT HIM AND THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATE, HIS JOB APPROVAL RATING IS AGAIN, UPSIDE DOWN 39% APPROVED 57% DISAPPROVE, THE PRESIDENT WAS ON FOX THIS WEEKEND TALKING ABOUT THE VIRUS AND DOWNPLAYING THE HEALTH IMPACT

>>> YOU KNOW I SAID IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR I WILL BE RIGHT >> I DON'T THINK SO, DO YOU KNOW WHY, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN RIGHT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE >> TESTING IS UP, 37% >> GOOD

>> I UNDERSTAND, CASES ARE UP 194% IT ISN'T JUST THE TESTING IS GOING UP, IT'S THE VIRUS IS SPREAD, THE POSITIVITY RATE HAS INCREASED, THERE ARE MANY MORE CASES THAN THERE WAS >> MANY CASES OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL HEAL IN A DAY, THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT THEM DOWN AS A TEST >> CONGRESS IS BACK TODAY WITH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE VIRUS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO ROLL OUT THIS WEEK A $1 TRILLION STIMULUS, THAT WOULD INCLUDE PROTECTIONS, AND AROUND OF $1200 CHECKS FOR AMERICANS, BUT REPUBLICANS CAN'T AGREE WHAT GOES IN IT AND EVEN THOUGH THERE INCLUDING WERE EXPECTED TO INCLUDE TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WILL VETO IT IF IT DOESN'T INCLUDE A PAYROLL TAX CUT

>>> HUNDREDS GATHER IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND SUNDAY WHEN PROTEST ENTERED A 53rd STRAIGHT DAY, A CROWD OF WOMEN FORMED WHAT'S BEING CALLED A WALL OF MOMS CHANTING "MOMS ARE HERE, SAID STAY CLEAR" TO PROTECT PROTESTERS AGAINST FEDERAL OFFICERS >>> NBC'S AARON McGLOCKLIN IS IN PORTLAND >> Reporter: IN PORTLAND OREGON, A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED, BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE >> RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE

THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION HEAD ON FIRE AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAY TEARGAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTACKED THE PROTEST ON SUNDAY >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND WE HAVE ARRESTED MANY OF THE LEADERS, IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THAT STAND RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM, THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND >> WHO ARE YOU? >> THIS IS PORTLAND MAYOR SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING PROTESTERS INTO AN UNMARKED VAN THAT MADE SITUATIONS WORSE

>> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-ESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY, AND THEY BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING NON-VIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS >> DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LEAKED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES AGENTS NEED TRAINING, THE MEMO READS MOVING FORWARD IF THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE THE NORM SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYING TO RESPONDING AGENCIES THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT, THE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY SEND AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTIES, NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE, PROTEST TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS

PROTESTERS BEVERLY BARNUM SAID THEY WILL BE BACK >> WE CAN TURNED A BLIND EYE FOREVER OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM BUT, WE ESSENTIALLY ALL OUR FAMILY OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY, WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT >>> OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS TAKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT HE ARGUES IS ILLEGAL ARREST BY FEDERAL AGENTS HE COULD BE IN COURT AS EARLY AS MONDAY

>>> PHILIP >>> THANK YOU >>> NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GRAYSON TO SEE HOW WERE STARTING OFF THE WEEK WEATHERWISE, IT'S EXTREMELY HOT, JUST GROSS OUT THERE >>> YESTERDAY WAS DISGUSTING WALKING OUT THE DOOR YOU FELT THAT AIR ON YOU, IS GOING TO FEEL WORSE TODAY IN MANY SPOTS WERE LOOKING AT VERY DANGEROUS AS WE HEAD OUT, STAY INDOORS IF YOU CAN'T AND AIR CONDITIONING, WERE LOOKING AT THE PHILADELPHIA HEAT INDEX OF 110 DEGREES AND LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES WE HAVE LOTS OF PINKS AND REDS ON THE MAP, 100 IN WASHINGTON FEELING LIKE 109

RALEIGH 96 GOING TO FEEL LIKE 108 AND NASHVILLE FILLING LIKE 102 THAT IS A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER TODAY, HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> WERE LOOKING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY MAINLY IN THE 90s, SOME SPOTS REACHING 100 DEGREES FEELING LIKE 110 STORMING IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS

>>> ALL RIGHT GUYS, TAKE IT EASY OUT THERE WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD, SOME RELIEF FOR SOME OF US COMING UP IN THE FIVE DAY LUCKY LUCKY, WHOEVER THAT IS >>> THE STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GOLF LEGEND JACK NICHOLS OVER THE WEEKEND >>> I MOST BARBARA WAS ASYMPTOMATIC I HAD A SORE THROAT, AND A COUGH, AND IT DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG BUT WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE WE WERE VERY LUCKY

>> THE 80-YEAR-OLD HALL OF FAMER REVEALED HE AND HIS WIFE HAD CORONAVIRUS BACK IN MARCH, THEY ARE NOW RECOVERED >>> LEADING THE NEWS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IS REPORTING THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY HAS DRAMATICALLY SLASHED ITS ADVERTISING BUDGET DISNEY'S FACEBOOK LARGE RING ADVERTISER JOINED HUNDREDS OF OTHER COMPANIES IN A MASSIVE BOYCOTT OVER CONCERNS ABOUT HATE SPEECH AND A DUES I SAID CONTENT >>> MILLIONS OF AMERICANS REMAIN UNEMPLOYED, TWO FORMER LEADERS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S ARE URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS THAT ARE SET TO EXPIRE THIS MONTH JANET YELLEN WARNED THE UNITED STATES COULD FACE ECONOMIC DAMAGE IF FURTHER STIMULUS IS NOT APPROVED

THEY ALSO PUSHED AGAINST THE SUGGESTION THAT THERE WOULD BE A $1 TRILLION CAP ON THE RELIEF >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING THE NFL HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETE HAS A NEW PLAY IN HIS BAG OF TRICKS MAHONEY DOING THE BEHIND THE BACK PASS THE MVP IS ALSO USED NO LOOK THROWS, AND PASSES WITH HIS LEFT HAND YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT ONE >>> NFL STARS PREPARE FOR TRAINING CAMP THEY TOOK TO THE LANES TO SHOWCASE HIS SKILLS, ROGER, THEY ARE ON THE FIRST STRIKE WHICH CAME FROM BETWEEN THE LEG ROLLS HE SAID ON INSTAGRAM HE BOWLED A 207, HOPEFULLY HE CAN REPLICATE THAT SUCCESS ON THE FIELD YOUR SEEING NEW CREATIVE MOVES FOR THESE GUYS

IF AND WHEN THEY GET BACK ON >> FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR BASEBALL TO COME BACK, AND IT HAS SORT OF OVER THE WEEKEND HE PLAYED EXHIBITION GAMES AND EMPTY STADIUMS AHEAD OF THE SEASON OPENER ON THURSDAY WHAT MAJOR LEAGUERS ARE DOING TO KEEP THOSE SPORTS SAFE, KATHY, GOOD MORNING >>> PHILIP, GOOD MORNING WE GOT A TASTE OF BASEBALL THIS MORNING REVIEWING WHAT THE 2020 SEASON WILL LOOK LIKE ALL THE BALLPARK WAS VERY DIFFERENT WITHOUT THE FANS PLAYERS WERE EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK >>> BASEBALL IS BACK AFTER A LONG TIMEOUT

THE FIRST EXHIBITION GAMES ARE PLAYED WITH NO FANS IN THE STANDS INSTEAD, CARDBOARD CUTOUTS FILLED THE SEATS AT CITI FIELD, WHEN THE METS AND YANKEES BASED OFF, THE SOUND OF SILENCE REPLACED WITH A CROWD NOISE >>> A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR THE LEAGUE TRYING TO SAFELY RESTART A SHORTENED 60 GAME SEASON YANKEES MANAGER AARON BOONE'S SAID THEY ARE ADJUSTING DESPITE THE COVID-19 CURVEBALL >> IT WAS A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR A LOT OF GUYS

THESE FEW DAYS ARE IMPORTANT FOR NOT ONLY PLAYERS BUT EVERYONE THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE ORGANIZATION >> OPENING DAY FOR THE BLUE JAYS SET FOR FRIDAY IN FLORIDA, CANADA SAID NO TO HOME GAMES DUE TO RISKS OF SPREADING THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE US ARE MORE THAN KEEPING COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL, THE NATION ADMINISTRATOR SAID WE CONCLUDED THE CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL FOR MLB REGULAR SEASON PLAY, WOULD NOT RADICALLY PROTECT CANADIAN HEALTH AND SAFETY

>> MLB REQUIREMENTS SHALL CORONAVIRUS TESTING EVERY DAY FOR PLAYERS AND STAFF, ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-19 DISABLED LIFT, AND WILL NEED STRICT DAKOTA CALL, TO NEGATIVE TESTS, 24 HOURS APART >>> THE NFL IS STILL DEBATING GROUNDRULES FOR THE PLAYERS UNION AS ATHLETES GET READY TO REPORT TO TRAINING CAMP NEXT WEEK >> SOME OF THEM ARE SHARING THEIR CONCERNS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY JJ WATTS WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS TWEETING WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING, SEAHAWKS RUSSELL WILSON ADDING THERE IS NO CLEAR PLAN ON PLAYER HEALTH AND FAMILY SAFETY TACKLING THE SEASON OF UNCERTAINTY, BEGINNING SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT

>>> BACK TO BASEBALL ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR FANS SOME TEAMS SAY THEY ARE WORKING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS AND THE MLB TO ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF FANS INTO THE HOME GAMES BUT THE VIRUS NEEDS TO BE UNDER CONTROL PHILIP >>> THANK YOU >>> NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I SEEN ANYONE AS BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS AS JOHN WAS JOHN HAD HIS SKULL FRACTURED, AND YET REJOINED TO WALK OVER THE BRIDGE

>> FORMER NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN REMEMBERING HIS 1965 MARCH WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JOHN LEWIS ACROSS THE BRIDGE IN SELMA LEWIS DIED ON FRIDAY AT THE AGE OF 80 AFTER A BATTLE WITH PANCREATIC CANCER DISPLAYING THE NAME ON THE ICONIC MARQUEE WITH THE MESSAGE REST IN PEACE CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER >> EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTA AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL, AND MORE ON THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE AMERICAN TRAILBLAZER >>> SHE WAS A FIGHTER, HE WAS ALSO GRACIOUS AND KINDHEARTED, THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS SPEAKING IN ATLANTA AGAINST LEWIS'S LIFE, AND HIS LEGACY

>> WHILE WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF THIS LEGEND WE ARE BLESSED TO KNOW THAT HE TOOK SO MANY PEOPLE ON EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE >> IN THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT A MURAL OF THE CONGRESSMAN CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MEMORIAL >> TO LIVE FOR NO ANGER, NO REVENGE, JUST TO CLEAN YOUR HEART AND HE WAS ALWAYS REAPING THE RESULTS OF THAT

>> I HOPE WE CAN CARRY THE POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT WE HAD FORWARD AND BUILD ON THAT >> IN WASHINGTON THE FLAGS OF US CAPITAL ARE AT HALF STAFF TO HONOR THE MAN WHO SPENT THREE DECADES IN CONGRESS >> TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE, ANYONE THAT YOU SEE, THAT NEEDS HELP AND MAKE THIS WORLD MORE JUST AND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE

>> THE COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS AND CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF JOHN LEWIS DAN SCHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> IF YOU MISSED IT OVER THE WEEKEND 31-YEAR-OLD PRINCESS BEATRICE GOT MARRIED AT A SMALL CEREMONY AT WINDSOR CASTLE, HE'S WITH HIS GRANDDAUGHTER AND THE OLDEST DAUGHTER, THE PANDEMIC FORCED THEM TO RESCHEDULE AND SKILL DOWN THE EVENT ATTENDED BY THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP, THE BRIDE WORE A PRINCESS SATIN GOWN, EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS THE FATHER AND IT WAS CONSPICUOUSLY MISSING FROM THE PHOTOS >>> THAT SAYS A LOT >> YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM YOUR DAUGHTER ON THAT DAY

>> THE PANDEMIC GOING ON, STILL ABLE TO CELEBRATE >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SUN ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE >> THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY WHAT IS A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT IS THE NEW STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW

WHEN YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE" ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT

YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS ONE >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A NEW CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART , IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL INTO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> THIS MORNING THE RENOWNED SOUTH BEACH NIGHTLINE IS ON ICE OCEAN DRIVE, THE SURROUNDING ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT NOW SHUT DOWN FROM 8:00 P

M UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING THE LAST MINUTE LOCKDOWN COINCIDING WITH THIS COUPLES WEEKEND GETAWAY >> HE WAS JUST LIKE US, TRAVELING LONG DISTANCES TO COME HERE >> IN THE STRICT CURFEW, RELENTLESS IN COVID CASES, IT NEEDED TO BE TONED DOWN, STARTED OFF A LITTLE BIT EARLIER DESPITE THE MEASURES, FOR TO KEEP SMASHING RECORDS ON SUNDAY JUST SHY OF 12,500 NEW CASES

THE FIFTH DAY IN A ROW THE STATE TOP 10,000 WITH THE VIRUS NOW CLAIMING MORE THAN 5000 LIVES HERE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE LAST LISTED AT 27% WITH THE COUNTY TELLING NBC NEWS THEY ARE MEETING WITH STATE STATISTICIANS ON MONDAY TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES NO MATTER WHERE THE NUMBERS LAND, CENTRAL FLORIDA STREET PARTIES ARE NOT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICYMAKERS HAVE BEEN PREACHING

>> SAME FOR REVELERS AT THIS PACKED AFFAIR IN ASTORIA, QUEENS THE STREET BASH SPARKING OUTRAGE AS NEW YORK CITY MOVES INTO PHASE FOUR ON MONDAY IN TEXAS CASES KEEP PICKING UP, ESPECIALLY IN HOUSTON WHERE THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER IS ABOVE THE ICU BED CAPACITY, BUT PHYSICIANS ARE PROMISING NOT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY THREE HOURS AWAY, ONE TEXAS COUNTY ANNOUNCED 85 BABIES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

AND IN CALIFORNIA, AN INVESTIGATION BY REPORTING 1000 CASES OF THE VIRUS IN DAYCARE'S, TO ROUGHLY 20% INVOLVED KIDS FACING NEW CONCERNS >> YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LONG- TERM CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ILLNESS ARE GOING TO BE FOR THE YOUNG CHILDREN >> IN FLORIDA, SCHOOLS ARE SET TO OPEN NEXT MONTH, THE GOVERNOR HERE SAID HE WANTS PARENTS TO EXERCISE VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES IF THEY ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT >>> SHOPPERS AT WALMART AND SAM'S CLUB NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT STORES, NATIONWIDE

THE MOVE THE LATEST ATTEMPT FROM A GROWING LIST OF NATIONAL RETAILERS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID 19 AS WELL AS WALGREENS, CVS, AND KOHLS ALSO REQUIRING MASKS, STARTING TODAY >> I DON'T REALLY SEE ANY GOOD REASON NOT TO WEAR A MASK >> NEARLY 6 MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AMERICANS ARE STILL DIVIDED ON CALLS TO MASK UP >> I THINK IT IS ABSURD THAT YOU WOULD BE ENFORCED TO WEAR A MASK

>> AS ROLLS OVER FACE COVERINGS AND AT TIMES LEAD TO FACE-OFFS >> WERE CALLING THE POLICE >> NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLING FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY HE WOULD NOT SUPPORT A NATIONAL MASK POLICY >> I WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, AND I DON'T AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT IF EVERYONE WEARS A MASK EVERYTHING DISAPPEARS WITH THAT BEING SAID I'M A BELIEVER IN MASKS I THINK MASKS ARE GOOD

BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE COMES AS HIS OWN TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS URGE SWEEPING MASK USAGE ALL AMERICANS NEED TO RECOGNIZE IT'S UP TO US, WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE >> STILL, 22 STATES HAVE NOT ISSUED A STATE MASK MANDATE INCLUDING ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, BOTH GOVERNORS HAVE RECOGNIZED MASKS CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN GEORGIA WERE OVER 15,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED THE GOVERNOR IS FILING SUIT TO BLOCK ATLANTA'S MASK ORDER

>> I'M CONFIDENT THAT GEORGIANS DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING >> THE LAWSUIT ALSO ADDS FOR THE COURT TO RESTRAIN MAYOR BOTTOMS FOR MAKING STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS THAT SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE MEASURES THAN THE GOVERNOR THE MAYOR TWEETING FAR MORE HAVE SACRIFICED TOO MUCH MORE, FOR ME TO BE SILENT >> AND SAM'S AND WALMART NOT THE ONLY COMPANY FOLLOWING SUIT HERE, LATER THIS WEEK WE KNOW HOME DEPOT, AND GROCERY STORES LIKE KROGER ALSO PLAN ON IMPLEMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES >>> AS A NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES, THIS MORNING QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 IN THE CLASSROOM ARE GROWING

>> THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN SOCIALLY DISTANT SECOND GRADERS >> WHILE THE PRESIDENT IN FORCING A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY >> WERE NOT GOING TO GIVE THEM MONEY IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL >> EXPERTS WARNED THE ONE-SIZE- FITS-ALL APPROACH WILL SIMPLY NOT WORK >> A NATIONAL MANDATE FOR SCHOOLS TO ALL OPERATE UNDER THE SAME APPROACH, I THINK IS A MAJOR MISTAKE

>> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW DECIDING HOW TO REOPEN THE NATION'S SECOND BIGGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT LOS ANGELES GOING ALL ONLINE THIS FALL OTHER BIG CITIES LIKE NEW YORK AND CHICAGO CONSIDERING A MIX OF REMOTE AND IN PERSON LEARNING >> I THINK THE HYBRID MODEL WAS THE BEST OPTION FOR US, BECAUSE IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT >> AS MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS AND EVALUATE DATA, A LARGE AND SYSTEMATIC NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA SUGGESTS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10 SPREAD THE DISEASE LESS

ABOUT HALF AS MUCH AS ADULTS BUT CHILDREN ABOVE THE AGE OF 10, CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS ADULTS >> OLDER KIDS, THOSE TEENAGERS, GET INFECTED MORE FREQUENTLY THAN YOUNGER KIDS AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE DO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF IS WE BRING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> IN ARIZONA WERE COVID-19 CASES ARE SURGING THIRD-GRADE TEACHER STACY BROSIUS IS AFRAID OF GOING BACK TO SOON

>> WE ALL WANT TO BE BACK TO THE CLASSROOM, THAT IS WHAT TEACHERS MISS MORE THAN ANYTHING, WE WANT THEM TO DO IT SAFELY >> SHE'S BEEN ORGANIZING MOTOR MARCHES >> DOZENS OF TEACHERS DRIVING PAINTED CARS, HOPING TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS THEY SAY TEACHERS WILL FACE IF SCHOOLS REOPEN TOO SOON >>> I DON'T WANT MY THIRD GRADERS, TO HAVE TO ATTEND MY FUNERAL I DON'T WANT TO ATTEND ONE OF MY THIRD GRADERS FUNERAL

THAT IS THE TRAUMA, THAT I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT >> THERE ARE SOME LEGAL QUESTIONS LIKE WHO IS LIABLE IF PEOPLE GET SICK, THREE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE ASKED FOR REGISTRATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL DISTANCE THAT PROTECT GUIDELINES FROM BEING SUED >>> THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RAMPING UP HIS DISSENTS, OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AFTER A CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY WITH COVID-19 CASES, SPIKING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN RECENT WEEKS THE PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYED THE INCREASE IN THOSE CASES, AND HOSPITALIZATIONS >>> I SAY CLAIMS, WE PUT OUT THE FLAMES AND IN SOME CASES WE ARE JUST BURNING EMBERS

WE HAVE EMBERS, AND WE HAVE FLAMES >> AND AGAIN PLAYED THE RISE IN CASES IS A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> WE HAVE THE DEPRESSED TESTING IN THE WORLD MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL HEAL IN A DAY, THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT THEM DOWN AS A TEST >> EVEN HIS OWN TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE WIDELY DISPUTED TESTING IS TO BLAME, INCLUDING DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WHOM THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED AGAIN ON SUNDAY >> HE'S A LITTLE BIT OF AN ARMREST, THAT'S OKAY >> THE PRESIDENT DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS CLAIM THE VIRUS WILL ONE DAY DISAPPEAR MR TRUMP IS ONLY WORN A MASK IN AN OFFICIAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE THINK HE HAS NO PLANS TO IMPOSE THE NATIONAL MANDATE TO WEAR ONE

>> I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, WITH THAT BEING SAID I'M A BELIEVER IN MASKS I THINK MASKS ARE GOOD, BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> THE NIH DIRECTOR SET ON MEET THE PRESS MASKS SHOULD NOT BE OPTIONAL >> WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE IT IS BIZARRE THAT WE HAVE TURNED THE MASK WEARING INTO SOMETHING POLITICAL >> JOE BIDEN WHO IS LEADING PRESIDENT TRUMP BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL RESPONDED TO THE PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY SING IN A STATEMENT, YOUR IGNORANCE ISN'T A VIRTUE OR A SIGN OF YOUR STRENGTH

IT IS UNDERCUTTING OUR RESPONSE TO THIS UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS AT EVERY TURN, AND IT IS COSTING AMERICANS THEIR JOB, AND THEIR LIVES >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A GUNMEN SHOT AND KILLED A 20-YEAR-OLD SUN OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME JUDGE ESTHER SALAS'S HUSBAND WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ATTACK HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

>> THE NEIGHBOR HEARD GUNSHOTS >> A SOURCE TELLING W NBC THE JUDGE SALAS WAS IN THE BASEMENT WHEN IT UNFOLDED AND WAS NOT HARMED HER 63-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK AND EARL WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES THEIR SUN DAN DURAL DANIEL WAS BELIEVED TO BE SHOT MOMENTS LATER >> IRAN, TO HELP HIS FATHER

AND THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME, AT ALL BECAUSE THAT IS THE KIND OF FAMILY THAT THEY WERE >> MAYOR NORTH BRUNSWICK WHERE THE FAMILY LIVES CONFIRMED THE SON'S DEATH, THE FBI TWEETED IT IS LOOKING FOR ONE SUBJECT IN THE SHOOTING ONE HIGHLY PLACED SOURCE TELLING W NBC THAT THE SHOOTER WAS BELIEVED TO BE DISGUISED AS A FEDEX DRIVER JUDGE SALAS IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH AND NEW JERSEY SHE WAS A DISTRICT COURT BARGE AND HAS PRESIDED OVER A NUMBER OF HIGH-PROFILE DIAMETERS OF CASES, MORE RECENTLY SHE HAS JUDGED A MONEY LAUNDERING CASE AND FAILED TO MONITOR HIGH RISK CUSTOMERS INCLUDING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS JEFFREY EPSTEIN

NEW JERSEY US SENATOR JOB MENENDEZ RELEASED IN A STATEMENT WHICH READS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH JUDGE ESTHER SALAS AND HER FAMILY, AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRENDOUS ACTOR QUICKLY APPREHENDED AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE NEIGHBOR SAY BULLIES ARE CANVASSING THE AREA, ASKING THEM FOR ANY VIDEOS OF SOMETHING THAT MIGHT SHED LIGHT ON THE TERRIBLE CRIME >>> THE MAYOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK SET OVERNIGHT WHILE JUDGE SALAS HAS HAD THREATS IN THE PAST, THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING RECENTLY, THE MAYOR IS ALSO TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE

AND FEDEX IN A STATEMENT THIS MORNING SAID IT IS INVESTIGATING AS WELL >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> WE ARE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CONGRESSMAN LEWIS'S DISTRICT THOSE STARTED WITHIN HOURS OF HIS DEATH AND THEY HAVE BLOWN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE MAGNITUDE JUST HOW MUCH HE WAS LOVED HERE IN THE SYSTEM, TAKE A LOOK THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS WITH A SIMPLE WORD AT THE TOP, HE WROTE YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU DRIVE TOWN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, IT IS A REMINDER OF HOW BELOVED IT WAS, NOW WE ARE SEEING THE OUTPOUR OF LOVE FROM THE COUNTRY >> FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, COLLEAGUES SAY IT WAS JOHN LEWIS WHO GAVE CONGRESS ITS CONSCIENCE >> WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, NOT JUST, NOT FAIR, WE HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAY SOMETHING, TO DO SOMETHING >> THIS MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL, FLAGS LOWERED IN HIS HONOR

PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED HE IS SADDENED BY THE CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH, 04 LIVING PRESIDENTS INCLUDING OBAMA WHO WROTE HE LOVE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH THAT HE RISKED HIS LIFE AND HIS BLOOD, SO THAT IT MIGHT LIVE UP TO YOUR PROMISE HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HE WAS FEARLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION >> ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS LEWIS WAS JUST 23 WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON >> WE ARE HIGH, WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BEATEN >> HE FEELS HIS PLACE IN HISTORY IN SELMA ALABAMA ON BLOODY SUNDAY, BEATEN TO THE GROUND ON THE BRIDGE, AS MARCHED FOR VOTING RIGHTS

NOW MANY ARE DEMANDING THE BRIDGE BEAR HIS NAME >> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> LEWIS SHARED A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR'S DAUGHTER REMEMBERS THE MAN SHE KNEW AS UNCLE JOHN >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE FROM HIS LEGACY? >> JOHN LEWIS, WAS DISTANT WITHOUT THE ACTING IN A VIOLENT WAY

AND YET HE SURVIVED AND HE SURVIVED, TO NOT ONLY BE IN CONGRESS BUT TO SERVE TWO TERMS AS THE FIRST AFRICAN- AMERICAN PRESIDENT >> IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA THE HEART OF THE DISTRICT SERVED FOR 17 TERMS TRIBUTES FOR A MAN WHO WAS LARGER THAN LIFE >> WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR GRANDSONS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? >> THAT HE STILL FIGHTS FOR JUSTICE >> I WAS DOWNTOWN A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND HE WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT HE WAS RIGHT THERE WITH US

HE WAS IN THE STREETS WITH THE PEOPLE, PROTESTING >> I CAME OUT HERE TO FEEL POWER AND FEEL HIS LEGACIES AND CARRY THEM ON BY REMEMBERING HIM >> SAVANNA, THIS MORNING SO MANY ARE CONTINUING TO GATHER HERE FOR THE SAME REASON ACROSS THE STATE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED THE STATE CAPITAL FLAG LOWERED IN THE CONGRESSMAN'S HONOR >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> SENATOR CORY BOOKER SERVED IN CONGRESS WAS JOHN LEWIS LIKE SO MANY OTHERS HAVE CALLED HIM ONE OF HIS HEROES, SENATOR GOOD MORNING TO YOU I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT HER CORRESPONDENCE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE GIANT MURAL AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT A TOWERING FIGURE JOHN LEWIS WAS BUT FOR YOU, WHAT DID HE MEAN TO YOU PERSONALLY? >> WELL, YOU KNOW I FOUND OUT WHEN I BECAME A SENATOR WHEN I MEANT BACK TO INTERVIEW THE LAWYER, ONE OF THE LAWYERS THAT REPRESENTED MY FAMILY I FIRST TRIED TO MOVE TO NEW JERSEY I WAS JUST A BABY BUT MY PARENTS KEPT BEING DENIED HOUSING

AND TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN AND THE LAWYERS DESIGNED A STING OPERATION, AS MY PARENTS EVENTUALLY LED TO AN ALTERCATION WHERE I WAS PHYSICALLY ATTACKED, BUT EVENTUALLY WE MOVED INTO THE HOUSE AND INTEGRATED IN THIS AREA OF NEW JERSEY AND I CALLED THE LAWYER, AND TALK TO HIM AND ASKED WHY HE WOULD DO THAT AS A WHITE MAN, TAKE TIME TO REPRESENT BLACK FAMILIES AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT SITTING ON A COUCH IN 1965 WATCHING THE BRIDGE SEEING JOHN LEWIS GET BEATEN AND THAT HE DECIDED RIGHT THEN HE COULDN'T JUST SIT ON THE COUCH COMFORTABLY WHILE THERE WAS SO MUCH TRAGEDY GOING ON THAT IS THE POWER THAT JOHN LEWIS HAS REACHED HIS ENTIRE LIFE, RIPPLES AND WAVES OF LOVE

AND HOPE, AND CHANGE AND KNOWING HIM PERSONALLY, WHEN I EVENTUALLY BECAME A MAYOR, HE AND I WERE BOTH THE SUBJECTS OF FINDING YOUR ROOTS, AND BEGAN A MENTOR SHIP WHERE HE JUST REALLY SHOWED ME EXTRAORDINARY KINDNESS AND LOVE AND PARTNERSHIP ON SO MANY THINGS AND SO THE DAY I GOT SWORN IN AS A SENATOR, MY DAD HAD JUST DIED DAYS EARLIER AND MY LAST MEETING BEFORE I GOT SWORN AND WAS FOR HIM

AND AS HE WELCOMED ME TO THE SENATE IT WAS ONLY THE FOURTH BLACK PERSON ELECTED INTO THE SENATE AND TOLD ME WHAT IT MEANT TO HIM WITH SUCH HUMILITY AND SUCH GRACE AND SO SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, EVEN BEFORE I WAS BORN, WAS ALTERED BY A MAN, WHO SHOWED ALL OF AMERICA, THAT THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON THE PLANET, WILL ALWAYS BE UNARMED TRUTH, AND LOVE AND THE GRACE WITH WHICH HE LIVED, MOST PEOPLE FOCUS THEIR LIVES OR MEASURE THEIR LIES ON THEIR PROCESSIONS, OR THEIR TITLES BUT, HE SHOWED THAT THE WAY YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR LIFE IS WITH VIRTUE AND GRACE AND UNDETERRED INVINCIBLE COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE FOR ALL

>>> HE WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE WAS KNOWN FOR, WAS HIS ABILITY TO FORGIVE KIEFER GAVE KLANSMEN, HE FOR GAVE SO MANY, WHAT DO YOU THINK FORGIVENESS MEANT FOR HIM? >> JOHN TAUGHT US WHAT HOPE REALLY IS, HOPE IS CALLOUSED, HOPE IS BLOODY BATTERED, HOPE IS A MUSCLE, YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TO FLEX EVERY SINGLE DAY >> AND, YOU KNOW I HAVE THIS BELIEF THAT BEFORE YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RELIGION SHOW IT TO ME AND HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE SO THE VALUES OF HOPE AND CHARITY, AND LOVE WERE SO MUCH A PART OF THIS BEING AND SO FOR HIM, FORGIVENESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES WITHOUT CONFRONTING THE UGLINESS, AND CONFRONTING THE WRONGS

WHICH HE NEVER SHIED FROM DOING BUT, HE ALWAYS OFFERED PEOPLE A PATH TO REDEMPTION WHICH WAS HIS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE DIGNITY AND THE DIVINITY AND ALL PEOPLE TO NEVER DEMEAN THE PERSON, FIGHT THE INJUSTICE, BUT ALSO LEAVE THE PERSON OVER THE PATHWAY TO REDEMPTION AND INTO FORGIVENESS >> ONE OF MANY LESSONS WE LEARNED FROM CONGRESSMAN LEWIS THAT WE WILL INDOOR SENATOR BROOKER, THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME THIS MORNING AND SHARING THE MAN THAT YOU KNEW, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

WHY WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

>> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A NEW CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART , IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART

>> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL INTO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES THIS MORNING QUESTIONS ABOUT OVER 19 IN THE CLASSROOM ARE GROWING >> THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN SOCIALLY DISTANT SECOND GRADERS >> WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE NOT GOING TO GIVE THE MONEY IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL >> EXPERTS WARNED THE ONE-SIZE- FITS-ALL APPROACH, WILL SIMPLY NOT WORK

>> A NATIONAL MANDATE FOR SCHOOLS, TO OPERATE UNDER THE SAME APPROACH I THINK IS A MAJOR MISTAKE >> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TRYING TO DECIDE HOW TO REOPEN THE BIGGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT LOS ANGELES GOING ALL ONLINE THIS FALL OTHER BIG CITIES LIKE NEW YORK AND CHICAGO CONSIDERING A MIX OF REMOTE AND IN PERSON LEARNING >> I THINK THE HYBRID MODEL WAS THE BEST OPTION FOR US BECAUSE IN PERSON INSTRUCTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

>> AS MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS AND EVALUATE DATA A LARGE AND SYSTEMATIC STUDY SUGGESTS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10 SPREAD THE DISEASE LESS ABOUT HALF THE AGENTS ARE STILL ABOVE THE ADULTS >> OLDER KIDS AND TEENAGERS GET INFECTED MORE THAN YOUNGER KIDS, WE DO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT AS WE BRING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >>> IN NORTH CAROLINA WERE COVID-19 CASES ARE SURGERY TEACHERS ARE AFRAID OF GOING BACK TO SOON >> WE ALL WANT TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM THAT IS WHAT TEACHERS MISS MORE THAN ANYTHING

BUT WE WANT THEM TO DO IT SAFELY >> SHE HAS BEEN ORGANIZING MOTOR MARCHES >> DOZENS OF TEACHERS DRIVING PAINTED CARS HOPING TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS THEY SAY TEACHERS WILL FACE, IF SCHOOLS REOPEN TOO SOON >> I DON'T WANT MY THIRD- GRADERS, TO HAVE TO ATTEND MY FUNERAL >> I DON'T WANT TO ATTEND ONE OF MY THIRD-GRADERS FUNERAL, THAT IS THE TRAUMA THAT I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT

>> THERE ARE SOME LEGAL QUESTIONS, WHO IS LIABLE, THREE ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ASKING FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT FOLLOW GUIDELINES, FROM BEING SUED >>> THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RAMPING UP HIS DEFENSE, ON KIDS HANDLING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AFTER A CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY WITH COVID-19 CASES SPIKING THOROUGH THE COUNTRY THE PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYED THE INCREASE IN THOSE CASES, AND HOSPITALIZATIONS >>> I SAY FLAMES WE WILL PUT OUT THE FLAMES AND IN SOME CASES JUST BURNING EMBERS WE ALSO HAD BURNING EMBERS, WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE HAVE FLAMES

>> AGAIN CLIMBED THE RISING CASES IS A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> WE HAVE THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> EVEN THE TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE WIDELY DISPUTED TESTING IS TO BLAME, AND INCLUDING DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WHOM THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED AGAIN SUNDAY >>> IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ARMREST, THAT IS OKAY >> THE PRESIDENT DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS WIDELY CLAIMED STATEMENT THAT THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR ONE DAY >> MR TRUMP WHO HAS ONLY WORN A MASK ONCE SAID HE HAS NO PLANS TO IMPOSE A NATIONAL MANDATE TO WEAR ONE

>> I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT WITH THAT BEING SAID, I'M A BELIEVER IN MASKS I THINK MASKS ARE GOOD BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> THE NIH THE GOVERNOR SAID MASKS SHOULD NOT BE OPTIONAL

>> WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE IT IS BIZARRE THAT WE HAVE TURNED MASK WEARING INTO SOMETHING POLITICAL >> JOE BIDEN WHO IS LEADING PRESIDENT TRUMP BY DOJO DOUBLE DIGITS IN THE NEWS POLL, RESPONDED IN AN INTERVIEW SAYING IN A STATEMENT YOUR IGNORANCE ISN'T A VIRTUE OR A SIGN OF YOUR STRENGTH IT IS UNDERCUTTING OUR RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS AT EVERY TURN AND IT IS COSTING AMERICANS THEIR JOBS AND THEIR LIVES >>> THIS MORNING A MASSIVE MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY AFTER A GUNMAN SHOT AND KILLED A 20- YEAR-OLD SUN OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE AT HER NEW JERSEY HOME

HER HUSBAND WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ATTACK HE'S IN CRITICAL CONDITION >> THE NEIGHBOR HOOD FIVE OR SIX GUNSHOTS A SOURCE TELLING NBC ESTHER SALAS WAS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT WHEN IT ALL UNFOLDED ON SUNDAY EVENING AND WAS NOT FARMED GRADE OR 63-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND MARK ANGELO WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES THEIR SUN DANIEL A COLLEGE STUDENT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER >>> HE HEARD THE SHOT AND RAN TO HELP HIS FATHER AND THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL BECAUSE THAT IS THE KIND OF FAMILY THAT THEY WERE

>>> THE MAYOR OF NORTH BRUNSWICK WHERE THE FAMILY LIVED CONCERNED ABOUT THE FAMILY'S DEATH THE FBI TWEETED IT IS LOOKING FOR ONE SUBJECT IN THE SHOOTING ONE HIGHLY PLACED SOURCE TELLING W NBC THAT THE SHOOTER WAS BELIEVED TO BE DISGUISED AS A FEDEX DRIVER >> JUDGE SALAS IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE WAS NOMINATED TO SERVE AS THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BY FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN 2010

AND HAS PRESIDED OVER A NUMBER OF HIGH-PROFILE TRIALS, INCLUDING THE FRAUD TRIAL OF FORMER REAL HOUSEWIFE TERESA JUDAH J AND HER HUSBAND JOE MORE RECENTLY, SALAS HAS PROVIDED OVER A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY INVESTORS SAYING THE COMPANY MADE FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICY AND FAILED TO PROTECT HIGH RISK CUSTOMERS >>> NEW JERSEY BOB MENENDEZ RELEASING A STATEMENT SAYING MY PRAYERS ARE WITH TRENT TO ENTER HIS FAMILY, AND THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRENDOUS ACT IS HOPEFULLY BROUGHT TO JUSTICE VIDEO THAT MIGHT SHED LIGHT ON THE TERRIBLE CRIME

NOW, THE MAYOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK SAID OVERNIGHT >>> WALL JUDGE ESTHER SALAS HAD HAD TOUGH CASES IN THE PAST, THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING RECENTLY THEY'RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT VEHICLE FEDEX THIS MORNING SAID IT IS INVESTIGATING AS WELL >>> WE ARE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CONGRESSMAN LEWIS'S DISTRICT USED IN OUTPOURING OF TRIBUTES HERE BEHIND BE THOSE STARTED WITHIN HOURS OF HIS DEATH AND THEY HAVE JUST GROWN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE MAGNITUDE, JUST HOW MUCH HE WAS BELOVED HERE IN THE DISTRICT TAKE A LOOK, THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, THE SIMPLE WORD AT THE TOP "HERO" YOU CAN SEE AS YOU DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IT IS A REMINDER OF HOW BELOVED HE WAS HERE IN HIS HOME DISTRICT, NOW WE ARE SEEING THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

>> FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, COLLEAGUES SAY IT WAS JOHN LEWIS WHO DID CONGRESS, IN HIS CONSCIENCE >> WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, NOT JUST, NOT FAIR, YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAY SOMETHING, TO DO SOMETHING >> THIS MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL A FLAG WAS LOWERED IN HIS HONOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED HE'S SADDENED BY THE CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH HE WAS HONORED BY FORMER PRESIDENTS INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO WROTE HE LOVES THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH THAT HE RISKED HIS LIFE AND HIS BLOOD SO THAT IT MAY LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE

>> FROM HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HE WAS FEARLESS IN HIS PURSUIT FOR A MORE PERFECT UNION >>> ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS WAS JUST 23 WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON HE >>> WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BULLIED >> HE FEELS HIS PLACE IN HISTORY IN SELMA, ALABAMA ON BLOODY SUNDAY IT INTO THE GROUND ON THE BRIDGE AS HE MARCHED FOR VOTING RIGHTS NOW, MANY ARE DEMANDING THAT BRIDGE BEAR HIS NAME

>> AND REPLACE IT, WITH A GOOD MAN, JOHN LEWIS THE GOODNESS OF AMERICA >> LEWIS SHARED A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, HIS DAUGHTER REMEMBERS THE MAN SHE KNEW AS UNCLE JOHN >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE FROM HIS LEGACY? >> JOHN LEWIS, WAS DISTANT WITHOUT ACTING IN A VIOLENT WAY

AND YET HE SURVIVED >> HE SURVIVED TO NOT ONLY BE IN CONGRESS BUT TO SERVE IN CONGRESS TO TERMS UNDER THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR GRANDSONS TO KNOW ABOUT HIS LEGACY? ? HE FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE >> I WAS DOWNTOWN A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND HE WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF THE MARCH HE WAS RIGHT THERE WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS

PROTESTING FOR BETTER >> I CANNOT HEAR TO FEEL HIS POWER AND HIS LEGACY BY REMEMBERING HIM >>> SAVANNA, THIS MORNING SO MANY ARE CONTINUING TO GATHER HERE FOR THE SAME REASON MEANWHILE ACROSS THE STATE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED THE STATE CAPITAL FLAG LOWERED, IN THE CONGRESSMAN'S HONOR >> SENATOR CORY BOOKER SERVED IN CONGRESS WITH JOHN LEWIS AND LIKE SO MANY OTHERS HAS CALLED HIM ONE OF HIS HEROES, SENATOR, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT HER CORRESPONDENCE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE GIANT MURAL AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT A TOWERING FIGURE JOHN LEWIS WAS BUT FOR YOU, WHAT DID HE MEAN TO YOU PERSONALLY? >> WELL, YOU KNOW I FOUND OUT WHEN I BECAME A SENATOR WHEN I WENT BACK TO INTERVIEW THE LAWYER ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL LAWYERS TO REPRESENT MY FAMILY, WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO NEW JERSEY I WAS A BABY BUT MY PARENTS KEPT BEING DENIED HOUSING AND TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN AND THE LAWYER THAT DESIGNED A STING OPERATION HAVING A WHITE COUPLE POSE AS MY PARENTS LED TO AN ALTERCATION WHERE A LAWYER WAS PHYSICALLY ATTACKED, AND EVENTUALLY WE MOVED INTO THE HOUSE AND INTEGRATED THIS AREA, I CALLED THE LAWYER AND TALK TO HIM AND ASKED HIM WHAT HE WOULD DO WITH THAT, TAKE TIME TO REPRESENT BLACK FAMILIES AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT SITTING ON THE COUCH IN 1965, WATCHING THE EDMUND PETTIS BRIDGE SEE JOHN LEWIS GET BEATEN AND HE DECIDED RIGHT THEN, THAT HE COULDN'T JUST SIT ON THE COUCH WHILE THERE WAS SO MUCH TRAGEDY GOING ON, THAT IS THE POWER THE JOHN LEWIS HAS HAD HIS ENTIRE LIFE, RIPPLES OF LOVE AND HOPE AND CHANGE

AND KNOWING HIM PERSONALLY WHEN I EVENTUALLY BECAME A MAYOR, HE AND I BOTH WERE SUBJECTS OF FINDING YOUR ROOTS, AND IT'S GOING TO BEGIN A MENTOR SHIP WHERE HE REALLY SHOWED ME AN EXTRAORDINARY KINDNESS AND LOVE ON PARTNERSHIP ON SO MANY THINGS, THE DAY I GOT SWORN IN AS A SENATOR MY DAD HAD DIES EARLIER AND AS HE WELCOMED ME TO THE SENATE IT WAS THE FOURTH A BLACK PERSON EVER POPULARLY ELECTED BY THE SENATE, AND TOLD ME WHAT IT MEANT TO HIM WITH SUCH HUMILITY AND SUCH GRACE AND SO SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, EVEN BEFORE I WAS BORN, WAS ALTERED BY A MAN WHO SHOWED ALL OF AMERICA, THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON THE PLANET HE WILL ALWAYS BE ON ARMED TRUTH

AND LOVE AND THE GRACE OF WHICH HE LIVED, MOST PEOPLE FOCUS THEIR LIVE OR MEASURE THEIR LIVES ON THEIR POSITIONS OR THEIR TITLES BUT HE SHOWED THAT THE WAY YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR LIFE IS WITH VIRTUE AND GRACE AND UNDETERRED, INVINCIBLE COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE FOR ALL >> ONE OF THE THINGS HE WAS KNOWN FOR, WAS HIS ABILITY TO FORGIVE

HE FORGIVE KLANSMAN, HE FORGAVE SEGREGATIONISTS WHAT, I MEAN WHAT DO YOU THINK FORGIVENESS MEANT FOR HIM? >> WELL, YOU KNOW JOHN TOLD US WHAT HOPE REALLY IS, HOPE IS CALLUSED, HOPE IS BLOODY, BATTERED, HOPE IS A MUSCLE YOU HAVE TO FLEX EVERY SINGLE DAY AND YOU KNOW, I HAVE THIS BELIEF THAT BEFORE YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RELIGION SHOW IT TO ME AND HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE SO THE VALUES OF HOPE AND CHARITY AND LOVE, OR SO MUCH A PART OF HIS BEING

AND SO FOR HIM, FORGIVENESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES WITHOUT CONFRONTING THE UGLINESS, AND CONFRONTING THE WRONG SPIRIT WHICH HE NEVER SHIED FROM DOING BUT HE ALWAYS OFFERED PEOPLE A PATH TO REDEMPTION WHICH WAS HIS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE DIGNITY, AND THE DIVINITY IN ALL PEOPLE TO NEVER DEMEAN THE PERSON, FIGHT THE INJUSTICE, BUT ALWAYS LEAVE THE PERSON OPEN A PATHWAY TO REDEMPTION AND TO FORGIVENESS >> ONE OF MANY LESSONS, THAT YOU LEARN FROM CONGRESSMAN LEWIS THAT WILL INDOOR >> SENATOR BOOKER THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME THIS MORNING, AND SHARING THE MAN THAT YOU KNEW WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> THIS MORNING THE RENOWNED SOUTH BEACH NIGHTLIFE IS ON ICE >> IT IS UNBELIEVABLE >> OCEAN DRIVE AND THE SURROUNDING ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT SHUT DOWN FROM 8:00 PM

UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING THE LAST-MINUTE LOCKDOWN COINCIDING WITH THIS COUPLES WEEKEND GETAWAY >> HE WAS JUST LIKE US, TRAVELED LONG DISTANCES TO COME HERE WE CAME HERE TO HAVE FUN >> THE STRICT CURFEW AND ATTEMPT TO CORRAL A RELENTLESS UPTICK IN COVID CASES >> WE NEEDED TO TONE DOWN THE PARTY STARTED OFF A LITTLE BIT EARLIER

>> DESPITE THE MEASURES FLORIDA KEEP SMASHING RECORDS ON SUNDAY JUST SHY OF 12,500 NEW CASES, THE FIFTH DAY IN A ROW, THE STATE TOPPED 10,000 WITH THE VIRUS NOW CLAIMING MORE THAN 5000 LIVES HERE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE LAST LISTED AT 27% WITH THE COUNTY TELLING NBC NEWS, THEIR MEETING WITH STATE STATISTICIANS ON MONDAY, TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES

>> NO MATTER WHERE THE LAND NUMBERS LAND THE STREET PARTIES ARE NOT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICYMAKERS HAVE BEEN PREACHING >> SAME FOR REVELERS OF THE PRACTICE ERROR IN THE STORY OF QUEENS THE STREET BASH SPOTTING OUTREACH AS NEW YORK CITY MOVES INTO PHASE FOUR ON MONDAY IN TEXAS, CASES KEEP PICKING UP, ESPECIALLY IN HOUSTON WHERE THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER IS ABOVE ICU BED CAPACITY

WITH SURVEYS RUSSIANS PROMISING NOT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY >> THREE HOURS AWAY ONE TEXAS COUNTY ANNOUNCED 85 BABIES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND IN CALIFORNIA, AN INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED 1000 CASES OF THE VIRUS AT A DAYCARE FACILITY ACROSS THE STATE, ROUGHLY 20% OF WHICH INVOLVED KIDS RAISING NEW CONCERNS >> YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LONG- TERM CONSEQUENCES OF THE ILLNESS ARE GOING TO BE FOR THE VERY YOUNG CHILDREN

>> IN FLORIDA, SCHOOLS ARE SET TO OPEN NEXT MONTH, THE GOVERNOR HERE RON DESANTIS SAYS HE WANTS PARENTS TO EXERCISE A VIRTUAL OPTION IF THEY ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT >> THIS MORNING SHOPPERS AT WALMART AND SAM'S CLUB, NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT STORES NATIONWIDE THE MOVE THE LATEST ATTEMPT FROM A GROWING LIST OF NATIONAL RETAILERS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AS LOWE'S, WALGREENS, CVS, AND KOHLS REQUIRING MASKS

STARTING TODAY >> I DON'T SEE ANY GOOD REASON NOT TO WEAR A MASK >> NEARLY 6 MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AMERICANS ARE STILL DIVIDED ON CALLS TO MASK UP >> I THINK IT IS TOTALLY ABSURD THAT THEY WOULD MAKE YOU AND FORCE YOU TO WEAR A MASK RATED >> AS ROLLS OVER FACE COVERINGS AT TIMES, LEAD TO FACE-OFFS >> WERE CALLING THE POLICE >> CALL THEM

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLING FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY HE WOULD NOT SUPPORT A NATIONAL MASK POLICY >> NO, I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, NO, I DON'T BELIEVE WITH THE STATEMENT THAT IF EVERYONE WORE A MASK EVERYTHING WOULD DISAPPEAR WITH THAT BEING SAID I BELIEVE IN MASKS I THINK THEY ARE GOOD, BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE COMES AS HIS OWN TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS URGE SWEEPING MASK USAGE >> ALL AMERICANS NEED TO RECOGNIZE IT IS UP TO US, WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE

>> STILL 22 STATES HAVE NOT ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK META- INCLUDING HARD-HIT ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, THOUGH BOTH GOVERNORS HAVE RECOGNIZED MASKS CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN GEORGIA WHERE OVER 15,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED, THE GOVERNOR IS FILING SUIT, TO BLOCK ATLANTA'S MASK ORDER >> I'M CONFIDENT THAT GEORGIANS DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING >> THE LAWSUIT ALSO ASKED FOR THE COURT TO RESTRAIN MAYOR BOTTOMS FROM MAKING STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS THAT SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE A MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE MEASURES THAN THE GOVERNOR >> THE MAYOR TWEETING, FAR MORE HAVE SACRIFICED TOO MUCH MORE, FOR ME TO BE SILENT

>> AND, SAM'S AND WALMART NOT THE ONLY COMPANIES FOLLOWING SUIT HERE,LATER THIS WEEK WE KNOW HOME DEPOT, HARRIS THEATER, GROCERY STORES, AND KROGER ALSO PLAN ON IMPLEMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES >> NOW, TO TALK MORE ABOUT MASKS AND THE LATEST FINDINGS IN THE CORONAVIRUS IS NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR BEEN COOPED UP GOOD MORNING TO YOU, THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US THIS MORNING >>> GOOD MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING >> LET'S DIG IN HERE, YESTERDAY THEY SAID IN AN INTERVIEW, THE US HAS THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD, AND THE MOST TESTING" IN YOUR OPINION DOES THIS HELP EXPLAIN IN SOME WAYS NATIONWIDE SURGES THAT WE ARE SEEING? >> IT'S AN IMPORTANT QUESTION IT'S HARD, TO REASON BUT IT IS A VERY SMALL PART OF THE REASON WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THE METRICS WE USE TO KEEP THE OUTBREAK OUT-OF-CONTROL IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL, THE INFECTION GROWTH RATE IS SPIKING IN ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, YOU NAME IT

THAT SUGGESTED THIS IS NOT JUST TESTING THIS IS THE FACT THE TRANSMISSION RATES ARE INCREASING AND IN SOME CASES GETTING OUT OF CONTROL SO THERE IS A VERY SMALL PART OF THE EQUATION >> THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT HE ADDRESS THE PRESIDENT ALSO SAID MANY NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL QUOTE HEAL IN A DAY FROM HIS EXPERIENCE AT THE HOSPITAL ARE PEOPLE YOUNGER HEALING FASTER THAN THE OLDER PATIENTS? >> IN GENERAL, IF THEY ARE YOUNGER THERE MORE LIKELY TO COME OUT OF THE ICU BUT THEY'RE AS LIKELY TO GO INTO THE ICU AND REQUIRE A VENTILATOR SO THE QUOTE HE WILL RECOVER IN A DAY IS JUST ULTIMATELY WRONG WE KNOW THAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BE AS AFFECTED AND IT CAN TRANSMIT THE DISEASE AS EFFECTIVELY AS ADULTS THE YOUNG PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO TAKE NOTE, IT IS ESSENTIALLY AFFECTING EVERYONE

>>> ONE OF THE BIG TOPICS TODAY ABOUT MASKS THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTS PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND MASKS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS DO YOU BELIEVE THAT MASKS CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS? >> MASKS DON'T CAUSE ANY FUNDAMENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS I'VE HEARD SOME SAY A DOCTOR WILL LIE BE INHALING MORE CARBON MONOXIDE BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING BLOCKING ME FROM MOVING IT THROUGH MY BODY WHEN I TAKE A BREATH THE ANSWER IS NO, THERE IS NO IMPACT ON HOW, CLAUSTROPHOBIA, ANXIETY, OF COURSE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE WEARING A MASK AND THAT IS PART OF WHY WE'RE HAVING THIS DEBATE BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW, IS UNIVERSAL MASKING IS A MODEL THAT CAME UP FROM MY INSTITUTION UNIVERSAL MASKING COULD SAVE 100,000 LIVES BY THE END OF THE YEAR IF 100% OF INDIVIDUALS DO IT, AT MINIMUM 95% LIKE EVERYBODY NEEDS TO DO IT, SEVEN IN 10 OR SIX IN 10 PEOPLE ARE DOING IT IT'S NOT GOING TO HAVE THE IMPACT THAT WE WANT >>> HUNDRED THOUSAND IS A STAGGERING NUMBER LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TROUBLING HOTSPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, TEXAS, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD HERE, WHAT STEPS DO YOU BELIEVE WILL SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS? >> AN IMPORTANT QUESTION, FRANKLY, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PART, MANDATING A MASK IS ONE PIECE OF IT, STILL, SO ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHEN YOU MANDATE A MASK

WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS IF WE CAN STOP PEOPLE, FROM SMOKING INDOORS BECAUSE OF A FIRE, OR THREAT OF A FIRE FROM PARKING WHERE YOU SHOULD PARKING DOWNTOWN WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE ENFORCE MASK POLICY UNLESS YOU'RE SEEING A SEVEN- YEAR-OLD IN MICHIGAN GET STABBED TRYING TO BE A GOOD SAMARITAN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE ANOTHER SHOPPER TO WEAR A MASK RATED WE NEED ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE LAND, WE NEED MANDATE, WE NEED TO MANDATE MASKS BUT WE NEED TO ENFORCE IT AS WELL >>> ALL RIGHT, THE LATEST ON THE FINDINGS OF THE SURGEON CASES, A LOT TO TALK ABOUT, HOPEFULLY THE NEXT TIME WE TALK TO YOU WE WILL HAVE SOME PROGRESS TO REPORT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >>> AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES, THIS MORNING QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 IN THE CLASSROOM ARE GROWING

>> THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN SOCIALLY DISTANCE SECOND GRADERS >> THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> WERE NOT GOING TO GIVE THE MONEY IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL >> EXPERTS WARNS THE ONE-SIZE- FITS-ALL APPROACH WILL SIMPLY NOT WORK >> A NATIONAL MANDATE FOR SCHOOLS TO ALL OPERATE UNDER THE SAME APPROACH I THINK IS A MAJOR MISTAKE

>> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW DECIDING HOW TO REOPEN THE NATION SECOND-BIGGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT LOS ANGELES GOING ALL ONLINE THIS FALL OTHER BIG CITIES LIKE NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CONSIDERING A MIX OF REMOTE AND IN PERSON LEARNING >> I THINK THE HYBRID MODEL WAS THE BEST OPTION FOR US, BECAUSE IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AS MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH THEIR OPTIONS AND EVALUATE DATA A LARGE IN SYSTEMATIC NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA SUGGESTS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10, SPREAD THE DISEASE LESS

ABOUT HALF AS MUCH AS ADULTS BUT, CHILDREN ABOVE THE AGE OF 10, CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS ADULTS >> OLDER KIDS, THOSE TEENAGERS GET INFECTED MORE FREQUENTLY THE YOUNGER KIDS AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE DO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF AS WE BRING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> IN ARIZONA WORK OVER 19 CASES ARE SURGING THIRD-GRADE TEACHER STACY BRUSHES IS AFRAID OF GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND >> WE ALL WANT TO BE BACK TO THE CLASSROOM THAT IS WHAT TEACHERS MISS MORE THAN ANYTHING BUT WE WANT TO DO IT SAFELY

>> SHE HAS BEEN ORGANIZING MOTOR MARCHES >> DOZENS OF TEACHERS PAINTING CARS TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS THEY SAY TEACHERS WILL FACE IF SCHOOLS REOPEN TOO SOON >> I DON'T WANT MY THIRD GRADERS, TO HAVE TO ATTEND MY FUNERAL >> I DON'T WANT TO ATTEND ONE OF MY THIRD GRADERS FUNERAL, THAT IS THE TRAUMA THAT I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT >> THERE ARE LEGAL QUESTIONS HERE LIKE WHO IS LIABLE IF PEOPLE GET SICK, THREE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS AROUND THE COUNTRY, HAVE ASKED FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT FOLLOW GUIDELINES, FROM BEING SUED

>> THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RAMPING UP HIS DEFENSE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AFTER A CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY WITH COVID-19 CASES SPIKING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN RECENT WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYED THE INCREASE IN THOSE CASES, AND HOSPITALIZATIONS >> I SAY FLAMES, LET'S PUT OUT THE FLAMES AND IN SOME CASES BUT OUT OF BURNING EMBERS, WE ALSO HAVE THOSE, EMBERS AND FLAMES >> AGAIN CLAIMS THE RISING CASES IS THE RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> WE HAVE GREAT TESTING BECAUSE WE HAVE THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD

MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE, THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> EVEN HIS OWN TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE WIDELY DISPUTED THE TESTING IS TO BLAME INCLUDING DR ANTHONY FAUCI

THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED AGAIN ON SUNDAY >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST THAT IS OKAY >> THE PRESIDENT DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS WIDELY PANNED CLAIM THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR >> MR TRUMP WHO IS ONLY WORN A MASK ONCE IN AN OFFICIAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE, SAID HE HAS NO PLANS TO IMPOSE A NATIONAL MANDATE TO WEAR ONE

>> WITH THAT BEING SAID, I AM A BELIEVER AND MASKS I THINK MASKS ARE GOOD, BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> THE NIH DIRECTOR ON MEET THE PRESS SAID MASKS SHOULD NOT BE OPTIONAL >> WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE, IT IS BIZARRE THAT WE HAVE TURNED MASK WEARING INTO SOMETHING POLITICAL >> JOE BIDEN WHO IS LEADING PRESIDENT TRUMP BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL, RESPONDED TO THE PRESIDENTS INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY SAYING IN A STATEMENT, YOUR IGNORANCE IS NOT A VIRTUE OR ASSENT OF YOUR STRENGTH IT IS UNDERCUTTING OUR RESPONSE TO THIS UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS AT EVERY TURN

AND IT IS COSTING AMERICANS THEIR JOBS, AND THEIR WIVES >> THIS MORNING, A MASSIVE — THE 20-YEAR-OLD SUN OF A PROMINENT JUDGE WAS SHOT IN THEIR HOME >> HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION >> THE NEIGHBOR HEARD GUNSHOTS HAPPEN >> A FORCE TELLING JUDGE ESTHER SALAS WAS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT WHEN IT UNFOLDED SUNDAY EVENING

AND WAS NOT HARMED HER 63-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND, DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK ANGELA WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES THEIR SUN DANIEL A COLLEGE STUDENT, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER >> HE HEARD THIS SHOT, AND HE RAN TO HELP HIS FATHER AND THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL, BECAUSE THAT IS THE KIND OF FAMILY THAT THEY WERE

>> THE MAYOR OF NORTH BRUNSWICK WHERE THE FAMILY LIVES CONFIRMED THE SON'S DEATH THE FBI TWEETED IT IS LOOKING FOR ONE SUBJECT IN THE SHOOTING ONE HIGHLY PLACED SOURCE TELLING W NBC THE SHOOTER WAS BELIEVED TO BE DISGUISED AS A FEDEX DRIVER >> JUDGE SALAS IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE WAS NOMINATED TO SERVE AS THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BY FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN 2010 AND HIS PROVIDED OVER A NUMBER OF HIGH-PROFILE TRIALS INCLUDING THE FRONT ROYAL A FORMER REAL HOUSEWIVES AND HER HUSBAND

MORE RECENTLY SHE HAS PRESIDED OVER A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY INVESTORS WHO CLAIM THE COMPANY MADE FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICIES AND FAILED TO MONITOR HIGH RISK CUSTOMERS INCLUDING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS LIKE JEFFREY EPSTEIN NEW JERSEY SENATOR RELEASING A STATEMENT WHICH READS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH JUDGE ESTHER SALAS AND HER FAMILY AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRENDOUS ACT ARE SWIFTLY APPREHENDED AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE >> NEIGHBORS SAY POLICE HAVE BEEN CANVASSING THE AREA, ASKING THEM FOR ANY VIDEOS THAT MIGHT SHED LIGHT ON THE TERRIBLE CRIME >>> NOW THE MAYOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK SAID OVERNIGHT, THAT WHILE JUDGE SALAS HAS HAD THREATS IN THE PAST THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING RECENTLY

THE MAYOR ALSO SAID THEY ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE AND FEDEX IN A STATEMENT THIS MORNING SAID IT IS INVESTIGATING AS WELL >>> WE ARE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CONGRESSMAN LEWIS'S DISTRICT YOU SEE AN OUTPOURING OF TRIBUTES ARE BEHIND ME THOUGH STARTED WITHIN HOURS OF HIS DEATH AND THEY HAVE BLOWN UP THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND THE MAGNITUDE, JUST HOW MUCH HE WAS LOVED HERE IN THE DISTRICT TAKE A LOOK THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS, A SIMPLE WORD AT THE TOP HERO, YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN ATLANTA A REMINDER OF HOW MUCH HE WAS LOVED IN HIS HOME DISTRICT AND WE ARE SEEING THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

>>> FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS COLLEAGUES SAY IT WAS JOHN LEWIS WHO GIVE CONGRESS ITS CONSCIENCE >> WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT NOT JUST, NOT FAIR, WE HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAY SOMETHING, TO DO SOMETHING >> THIS MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL, FLAGS LOWERED IN HIS HONOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED HE IS SADDENED BY THE CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH, LEWIS HONORED BY ALL FOUR LIVING PRESIDENTS INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO WROTE HE LOVE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH, THAT HE RISKED HIS LIFE AND HIS BLOOD, SO THAT IT MIGHT LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE

>> FROM HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HE WAS FEARLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FREEDOM WRITERS LEWIS WAS JUST 23 WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON >>> WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BEATEN >> HE FEELS HIS PLACE IN HISTORY IN SELMA, ALABAMA ON BLOODY SUNDAY BEAT INTO THE GROUND ON THE EDMUND PETTIS BRIDGE AS HE MARCHED FOR VOTING RIGHTS

NOW, MANY ARE DEMANDING THAT BRIDGE BEAR HIS NAME >> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> LEWIS SHARED A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR HIS DAUGHTER REVEREND BERNICE KING REMEMBERS THE MAN SHE KNEW AS UNCLE JOHN >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE FROM HIS LEGACY? >> BUT JOHN LEWIS, RESISTED WITHOUT ACTING IN A VIOLENT WAY

>> AND YET, HE SURVIVED >> AND HE SURVIVES, TO NOT ONLY BE A LEGEND, BUT TO SERVE IN CONGRESS TO TERMS UNDER THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT >> AND DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, THE HEART OF THE DISTRICT HE SERVED FOR 17 TERMS, ATTRIBUTES FOR A MAN WHO WAS LARGER THAN LIFE >> WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR GRANDSON TO KNOW ABOUT HIS LIFE? >> HE STOOD FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE >> DOWN HERE THERE WAS A MARCH A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND HE WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT

HE WAS RIGHT THERE WITH US HE WAS IN THE STREETS WITH THE PEOPLE PROTESTING >> I REALLY JUST CAME OUT HERE TO FEEL HIS POWER AND HIS LEGACY, AND TO CARRY ON HIS LEGACY, BY REMEMBERING HIM >>> SAVANNA, THIS MORNING SO MANY ARE CONTINUING TO GATHER HERE FOR THE SAME REASONS, MEANWHILE ACROSS THE STATE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED THE STATE CAPITAL FLAG, TO BE LOWERED IN THE CONGRESSMAN'S HONOR

>>> SENATOR CORY BOOKER SERVED IN CONGRESS WITH JOHN LEWIS AND LIKE SO MANY OTHERS HAVE CALLED HIM ONE OF HIS HEROES, SENATOR, GOOD MORNING TO YOU I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT HER COURSE PUNDITS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE GIANT MURAL, AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT A TOWERING FIGURE JOHN LEWIS WAS BUT FOR YOU, WHAT DID HE MEAN TO YOU PERSONALLY? >> WELL, YOU KNOW I FOUND THAT WHEN I BECAME A SENATOR WHEN I WENT BACK TO INTERVIEW THE LAWYER, ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL LAWYERS THAT REPRESENTED THE FAMILY, I TRIED TO MOVE TO NEW JERSEY I WAS A BABY BUT MIKE PARENTS KEPT BEING DENIED HOUSING AND TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN AND THE LAWYER THAT DESIGNED THE STING OPERATION HAVING A WHITE COUPLE POSE AS IS, AS MY PARENTS

EVENTUALLY LED TO AN ALTERCATION, WHERE WE WERE PHYSICALLY ATTACKED, AND EVENTUALLY WE MOVED INTO THE HOUSE AND INTEGRATED THIS AREA OF NEW JERSEY AND I CALLED THE LAWYER, AND I TALKED TO HIM AND I ASKED WHY HE WOULD DO THAT AS A WHITE MAN TAKE TIME TO REPRESENT BLACK FAMILIES AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT SITTING ON A COUCH IN 1965, WATCHING THE EDMUND PETTIS BRIDGE SEEING JOHN LEWIS GET BEATEN AND THAT HE DECIDED RIGHT THEN, THAT HE COULDN'T JUST SIT ON THE COUCH COMFORTABLY IN AMERICA WHILE THERE WAS SO MUCH TRAGEDY GOING ON AND THAT IS THE POWER OF JOHN LEWIS, THAT HE HAS UNLEASHED HIS ENTIRE LIFE, RIPPLES AND WAVES, OF LOVE AND HOPE, AND CHANGE

AND, KNOWING HIM PERSONALLY, WHEN I EVENTUALLY BECAME A MAYOR, HE AND I WERE BOTH THE SUBJECTS OF FINDING YOUR ROOTS, WITH BILL GATES AND IT BEGAN A MENTOR SHIP WHERE HE JUST REALLY SHOWED ME AN EXTRAORDINARY KINDNESS AND LOVE THE DAY I GOT SWORN AS A SENATOR MY DAD HAD JUST I DAYS EARLIER AND MY LAST MEETING BEFORE I GOT SWORN IN WITH HIM, AS HE WELCOMED ME TO THE SENATE WAS ONLY THE FOURTH BLACK PERSON TO POPULAR BE ELECTED TO THE SENATE AND TOLD ME WHAT IT MEANT TO HIM WITH SUCH HUMILITY AND SUCH GRACE AND SO, SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, EVEN BEFORE I WAS BORN, WAS, UM, ALTERED BY A MAN WHO SHOWED ALL OF AMERICA, THAT THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON THE PLANET, WILL ALWAYS BE UNARMED TRUTH, AND INEQUITABLE LOVE, THE GRACE IN WHICH HE LIVED, MOST PEOPLE FOCUS THEIR LIGHTS OR MEASURE THEIR LIVES ON THEIR POSSESSIONS, OR THEIR TITLES, BUT HE SHOWED US, THE WAY YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR LIFE IS WITH VIRTUE AND GRACE

AND AN UNDETERMINED, UNDETERRED INVINCIBLE COMMITMENT, TO JUSTICE FOR ALL >>> HE WAS I MEAN, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE WAS KNOWN FOR, WAS HIS ABILITY TO FORGIVE HE FORGAVE THE KLANSMAN, HE FOR GAVE SEGREGATIONIST, WHAT, I MEAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK FORGIVENESS MEANT TO HIM? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, JOHN TAUGHT US WHAT HOPE REALLY IS HOPE IS CALLOUSED, HOPE IS BLOODY, BATTERED, HOPE IS A MUSCLE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO FLEX EVERY SINGLE DAY

AND, I HAVE THIS BELIEF THAT BEFORE YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RELIGION SHOW IT TO ME AND HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE SO, THE VALUES OF HOPE, AND CHARITY, AND LOVE, WERE SO MUCH A PART OF HIS BEING AND SO, FOR HIM FORGIVENESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES WITHOUT CONFRONTING THE UGLINESS, AND CONFRONTING THE WRONGS WHICH HE NEVER SHIED FROM DOING BUT, HE ALWAYS OFFERED PEOPLE A PATH TO REDEMPTION

WHICH WAS HIS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE, THE DIGNITY, AND THE DIVINITY, AND ALL PEOPLE TO NEVER DEMEAN THE PERSON TO FIGHT THE INJUSTICE, AND ALWAYS LEAVES A PERSON OPEN A PATHWAY TO REDEMPTION AND TO FORGIVENESS >> ONE OF MANY LESSONS, THAT WE LEARN FROM CONGRESSMAN LEWIS AND THAT WE WILL INDOOR AS HIS MEMORY, SENATOR BOOKER THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING TIME THIS MORNING AND SHARING THE MAN THAT YOU KNEW, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>> THINK YOU, VERY MUCH >>> MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL REVISED SEASON, IS ALMOST UNDERWAY >> WHILE THE GAME REMAINS THE SAME, THERE IS A WHOLE LOT, THAT WILL BE DIFFERENT >> FANS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY CARDBOARD STANDINGS AND THE WAR OF THE CROWD NOW COMING FROM STADIUM SPEAKERS >> TEAMS HAVE BEEN PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE BALLPARK, SITTING IN THE STANDS INSTEAD OF THE DUGOUT

>> DROVE INTO LEFT FIELD IN THE HEAT, HE'S ON THE TRACK HE'S AT THE WALL, YEAH OVERNIGHT THE NEW YORK YANKEES WRAPPING UP A WARM-UP SERIES WITH THE NEW YORK METS >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY AS FAR AS THE NEWS GOES AMONG THE PLAYERS? >> I THINK EVERYONE WHO IS HERE, THEY ARE OPTED IN AND FIGHTING THROUGH IT AND IT FEELS COMFORTABLE, THAT NOT ONLY ARE WE DOING THINGS, TO GIVE US THE BEST CHANCE TO BE SAFE BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE RISK INVOLVED IN BEING HERE

>> THOSE RISKS ARE REAL DURING A PANDEMIC THE LEAGUE SHORTENED TO 60 GAME A SEASON STARTING THURSDAY WILL LOOK DIFFERENT ON THE DIAMOND SITTING IN CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED PICTURES — HIGH-FIVES FIST PUMPS AND HUGS, ARE OUT >> RESTRICTIONS GET EVEN TOUGHER IN CANADA, THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT ALLOWING THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS TO PLAY GAMES AT HOME

CITING THE RISKS OF TRAVELING IN AND OUT OF THE US FOR COVID-19 CASES ARE RISING >>> PRO FOOTBALL IS ALSO TACKLING ITS OWN UNPRECEDENTED SEASON AS NFL PLAYERS REPORTED TRAINING CAMPS THIS WEEK, THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS ASSOCIATION WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING SAFETY MEASURES

>> WE BELIEVE EVERYTHING WE HAVE COME UP WITH IS SAFE AND REASONABLE >> SOME OF THE NFL'S BIGGEST STARS, DISAGREE SPEAKING OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY >> PATRICK MAHOMES OF THE KANSAS CITY TWEET'S HE'S HOPING THE NFL WILL COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SAFE AND PROTOCOL, SO THAT WE CAN FEEL PROTECTED

>>> THE HOUSTON TEXANS JJ WATTS ADDING WE STILL DO NOT KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING, EVERY OTHER DAY TESTING, ETC >>> GROWING CONCERNS, AND AN EMPHASIS ON SAFETY >>> ANOTHER QUARTERBACK CHIMED IN ON TWITTER WRITING IF THE NFL DOESN'T DO THEIR PART TO KEEP PLAYERS HEALTHY, THERE IS NO FOOTBALL IN 2020 IT IS THAT SIMPLE, GET IT DONE NOW, THE NFL HAD NO COMMENT ON THESE RECENT PLAYER TWEETS, BUT THE LEAGUE DID HAVE A MEETING ON FRIDAY, WITH ALL OF THE TEAMS

ON A CONFERENCE CALL, AND ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION ALSO FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FROM THE CDC, TO RULE OUT THESE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY

>> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A NEW CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART , IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER, ARE YOU WORRIED THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTEST? >> >>> AS COVID-19 RAGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT SEE THE THREAT AS A FIRESTORM >> WE HAVE EMBERS, AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES, FLORIDA BECAME MORE FLAMELIKE, BUT IT IS GOING TO BE UNDER CONTROL >> FRUSTRATED BY SOARING CASES

>> MANY OF THOSE CASES YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY, THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> HE CLAIMS TESTING ITSELF MAKES THE SITUATION APPEAR WORSE >> WE FIND CASES AND MANY OF THOSE CASES, HEAL AUTOMATICALLY, WE ARE FINDING IN A WAY WE ARE CREATING TROUBLE >> WHILE THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT TESTING CAPACITY, WE HAVE THE MOST AND FINEST TESTING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD >> TODAY THE NIH DIRECTOR SAID RESULTS MUST COME BACK FASTER

THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT THREE DAYS >> SOME PLACES IT IS AS LONG AS A WEEK, AND THAT REALLY UNDERCUTS THE VALUE OF THE TESTING >> IN THE SUNDAY INTERVIEW, THE PRESIDENT WHO ALSO CRITICIZES EXPERTS MISTAKES, WITH, HE WAS PRESSED ON HIS OWN, I WILL BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY, IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR, I'M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN, IT'S GOING TO DISAPPEAR I WILL BE RIGHT >> THE LATEST SNAPSHOT FROM VOTERS, SHOWS THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO 39%

DEMOCRAT JOE BIDEN, WITH A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD, NATIONALLY IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL, WAITING DEEPER IN THE CULTURE WARS, THE PRESIDENT DISSENTED THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE CONFEDERAL FRAG >> WHEN PEOPLE PROUDLY HAVE THEIR CONFEDERATE FLAGS THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT RACISM THEY LOVE THEIR FLAG, IT REPRESENTS THE SOUTH, THEY LIKE THE SOUTH, PEOPLE LIKE THE SOUTH >> HE REJECTS THE PENTAGON CALL TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE NAMES FROM MILITARY BASES >> I'M SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE DECISION

>> AND THREATENED TO VETO THE DEFENSE SPENDING PACKAGE THAT MANDATES THOSE CHANGES >> GO TO THE COMMUNITY SAY HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF RENAMING FOR BREAKS AND, THEN WHAT ARE WE GOING TO NAME IT? >> ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT AFTER THE ROBERT L SHARPTON, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT, TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO NAME IT? >> THE PRESIDENT WAS ALSO ASKED IF HE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT MANY CONSIDER A LACK OF A NATIONAL PLAN DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC >> THAT IS RIGHT, HE DID THE WORDS I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS BUT TURNED AND BLAMED SOME GOVERNORS FOR NOT DOING A GOOD ENOUGH JOB, ACCUSED DEMOCRATS OF INTENTIONALLY KEEPING SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES CLOSED, TO HURT HIM POLITICALLY

ALSO TODAY THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN RESPONDED SAYING THE PRESIDENT HAS USED DEADLY MISMANAGEMENT, AND HAS AVOIDED LISTENING TO SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS >>> ON MIAMI BEACH'S FAMED OCEAN DRIVE THE CASUAL ACTIVITY BY DAY, PARTY OVER BY NIGHT >> EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN >> THE 8:00 CURFEW, THE EARLIEST IN SOUTH FLORIDA

>> WE'VE SEEN LARGER CROWDS COMING OUT OF MIAMI BEACH, NOT ADHERING TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES OR WEARING FACE COVERINGS BRADY >> TONIGHT FLORIDA'S NUMBERS CONTINUE TO FEED THE COMPANY, THE INFECTIONS ON SUNDAY PUSHED THE TOTAL TO 350,000 MIAMI-DADE TEMPORARILY REPORTING PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE THE LAST CHECK 27% TELLING NBC NEWS IN PART ITS OFFICIALS ARE MEETING WITH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STATISTICIANS ON MONDAY, TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES >> WHILE THE NUMBERS TELL A STORY, SO DOES THE EYE TEST STREET PARTIES LIKE THIS COUNTY AFFAIR LAST WEEKEND, HAVE OFFICIALS EXTREMELY CONCERNED

>> THINGS GETTING WORSE, NOT JUST IN FLORIDA, BUT IN OTHER HOTSPOTS LIKE HOUSTON, TOO >> MORE THAN HALF OF THE BEDS, IN THE MEDICAL CENTER ARE COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS RIGHT NOW >> TEXAS NOTCHING RECORD NUMBERS WHILE STILL DIGESTING THE SHOTS OF SICK CHILDREN >> WE FOUND OUT, 85 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 I WAS THAT POSSIBLE? >> COVE IT INFECTS EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE, 19 IS AFFECTING THE VERY YOUNG, THE VERY OLD

>> CALIFORNIA PROVIDING DISTURBING EVIDENCE OF THAT REALITY AFTER BAY AREA STATION UNCOVERED NEARLY 1000 CASES OF COVID-19, THE CHILDCARE FACILITY ACROSS THE STATE >> JUST MAKE SURE THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING THAT IS POSSIBLE >> IN LOS ANGELES, WHERE THE CASE TOTAL TOPS 150,000 THE MAYOR IS EDGING TOWARD ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

>> HOW MUCH WORSE DOES IT HAVE TO GET IN LOS ANGELES BEFORE YOU FEEL COMPELLED, TO ISSUE ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME ORDER? ? SURE, I THINK WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF THAT >> NEW YORK CITY, WHAT BE ON THE BRINK, NOW ANSWERING PHASE FOUR REOPENING ON MONDAY, HOPING NOT TO SLIDE BACK AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE A STREET PARTY IN ASTORIA QUEENS, WHICH LOOKS LIKE A PLAYBOOK OF WHAT NOT TO DO DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC HUNDREDS GATHERED IN CLOSE QUARTERS, GATHERING AND PARTNERING WITH NO MASKS A FRESH REMINDER AMERICAN SHOULD NOT BE LETTING THEIR GUARDS DOWN DURING THIS CRISIS

>> YOU TALKED ABOUT KIDS, THERE IS NO INFORMATION ABOUT OLDER CHILDREN, AND THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, WHAT DO WE KNOW? >> A NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA THEY'RE LOOKING AT 65,000 PEOPLE SO A HUGE STUDY FOUND THAT 10 TO 19-YEAR-OLDS ARE JUST AS LIKELY IF NOT MORE LIKELY TO TRANSMIT THE VIRUS AS ADULTS WITH SCHOOLS OPENING NEXT MONTH IT IS A SCARY THOUGHT >>> TONIGHT IN PORTLAND OREGON, THE CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE >>> OVERNIGHT RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE

THE OFFICE OF THE PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE, UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE SPRAY TEARGAS AND BE BACK PROTESTERS >> PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESS THE PROTEST ON FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY >>> IF WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND ON PORTLAND, WE ARRESTED MANY OF THE LEADERS, IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THAT STAND, RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE THIS, YOU WOULD LOSE PORTLAND >> WHO ARE YOU? >> THIS IS PORTLAND MAYOR, VIDEO SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS PULLING A PROTESTER INTO AN UNMARKED VAN, HAD MADE THE SITUATION WORSE TED WHEELER ALSO THE CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER

>> THE SITUATION IS DEFINITELY DE-ESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY, AND THEY BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING, NONVIOLENT DEMONSTRATORS >> THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LINKED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, ONE OF THE AGENTS NEED TRAINING, THE MEMO REACHED MOVING FORWARD IT IS THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZE EQUIPMENT, SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES >> THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT, THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY SENT AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY

NBC NEWS, HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO >>> FOR SIX WEEKS THE CITY HAS ENDURED NIGHTLY VIOLENCE PROTEST TRIGGERED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS >>> PROTESTER BEVERLY BARNUM SAID THEY WILL BE BACK TONIGHT, WE CAN TURNED A BLIND EYE FOREVER, OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM BUT, ESSENTIALLY WE ARE ALL FAMILY, OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY, AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT

>>> OREGON IS SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, HAVE THE LOST IS MOVING FORWARD >> KATE, OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL, IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE UNLAWFUL ARREST, BY FEDERAL AGENTS SHE COULD BE IN FEDERAL COURT, AS SOON AS TOMORROW >>> WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION, AND DO SOMETHING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MEDICAL PIONEER, WHO DIED 125 YEARS AGO >>> ON THURSDAY HER GRAND FINALLY RECEIVED A POPPER HEADSTONE LEE COOPER WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIAN IN THE U

S >>> I WAS TOLD THAT PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR HER, BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE A GRAVESTONE >> THERE AREN'T EVEN IMAGES OF DR CRUMPLER BUT SHE WROTE THIS BOOK GRADUATED FROM THE NEW ENGLAND FEMALE MEDICAL COLLEGE IN 1864 NOW BOSTON UNIVERSITY

>>> DR MELODY MacLEOD IS AN OB/GYN IN ATLANTA, WHO HELPED FUND AN EXHIBIT ABOUT DR CRUMPLER AT BU, THE ALMA MATER THEY BOTH SHARE, IN THE CIVIL WAR WHEN IT ENDED, DR CRUMPLER MOVED TO WEST VIRGINIA TO TREAT RECENTLY FREED SLAVES >> THE WHITE DOCTORS IF WERE GOING TO DO THAT, I THINK IT IS A REMARKABLE STORY, SHE GAVE HER CALM ALL OF THAT, SHE WAS A PIONEER

>> ABSOLUTELY, MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER ONLY 5% OF ACTIVE PHYSICIANS IDENTIFY AS BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN MAKE UP 2% LAST YEAR AROUND 4000 FEMALES ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOL COMPARED TO 22,000 WHITE FEMALE IT IS A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INSTITUTION AND I JUST THINK, IT'S REALLY POSITIVE THAT WE ARE ALL HERE, BREAKING INTO THE INSTITUTION

>> SEBORRHEA PARNELL, AND RACHEL IN GRAHAM, OUR MED STUDENTS IT TOOK RACHEL EIGHT YEARS TO GET HERE AFTER COLLEGE >> I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF IN A REQUESTED POSITIONS >> DO YOU THINK A LOT OF BLACK AMERICANS GET THAT MESSAGE THAT THIS ISN'T SOMETHING FOR YOU? ? ABSOLUTELY >> THEY SEE THE DECADES OF DISTRUST OF DOCTORS IN THEIR COMMUNITY >> THERE IS AN INSTITUTION YOU DON'T TRUST, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT

>> THE MORE THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THEM, AND TRUST, I THINK IT WILL HELP BREAK DOWN THE HEALTH CARE BARRIERS >> BRINGING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FIELD CREATES ROLE MODELS BLACK WOMEN ARE OUT THERE, WE ARE SURGEONS, WE ARE DELIVERING BABIES, I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT WE'VE DONE BUT WE'VE GOT A LOT MORE TO DO THE DOCTOR WAS THE FIRST OF MANY >> I THINK THAT WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR SHOULDERS

AND WE CAN MAKE SOMETHING NEW, OF WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT TO US SO THE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS, CAN COME AFTER US AND HOPEFULLY BUILD ON WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE >>> DR CLOUD TOLD ME SHE WANTS TO SEE A STATUE OF DR

CRUMPLER IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA >>> >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY

>> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A NEW CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL INTO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> TO BE WHITE IN SO MANY WAYS IS TO BE FUNCTIONALLY ACQUITTAL IT, PART OF BEING WHITE IS THAT I WAS NOT RAISED TO SEE MYSELF IN RACIAL TERMS I UNDERSTOOD THERE WAS A RACE BUT NOT ME TO BE WHITE IS SEE ONESELF OUTSIDE OF RACE TO SEE ONESELF AS A UNIQUE SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL EXEMPTION FROM THE FORCES

OF SOCIALIZATION >>> I WILL NEVER FORGET A MOMENT OF STANDING BEHIND A BLACK MAN LEADING A WORKSHOP ON RACE, AND A WHITE WOMAN SAID TO HIM I DON'T SEE COLOR HE SAID ARE YOU GOING TO SEE RACISM, BECAUSE I AM BLACK I DO THINK YOU KNOW THAT AND I HAVE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THAN YOU DO, AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT PARTS OF THAT EXPERIENCE THAT ARE REALLY PAINFUL AND PROBLEMATIC IF YOU REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY REALITY >> I DON'T SEE COLOR, IS REALLY A WAY OF SAYING I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE REALITY

>> WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT NARRATIVE IS IT REVEALS WHAT THE PERSON THINKS RACISM IS, SO IF THE PERSON IS USING PROXIMITY, FONDNESS, A CROSS RACE AS EVIDENCE OF A LACK OF RACISM IN ORDER TO BE GOOD EVIDENCE, A RACIST NEST NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT, SO THAT RESTS ON AN UNDERSTANDING THAT A RACIST CANNOT TOLERATE PROXIMITY TO PEOPLE OF COLOR AND I'M HOPING WE CAN SEE THAT IS PRETTY ABSURD BECAUSE EVEN AVOWED RACISTS CAN TOLERATE BEING AROUND PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OFTEN ARE >>> YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT ANY OTHER ISSUE WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT HOW RACE INFORMS THAT ISSUE AND WHEN SOMEONE SAYS, IT'S ABOUT CLASS, THAT TENDS TO FUNCTION AS A WAY TO GET RACIST OFF THE TABLE >> FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE ALREADY DIVIDED BY RACE, FOCUSING ON RACE IS NOT WHAT DID IT, I WOULD SAY NOT FOCUSING ON RACE IS REFUSING TO GRAPPLE WITH HOW RACE SHAPES VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING, IS WHAT KEEPS US DIVIDED AND THAT IS A VERY WHITE NARRATIVE

ALL OF THOSE NARRATIVES FUNCTION TO GET RACE OFF OF THE TABLE CLOSE THE EXPIRATION, EXEMPTS THE PERSON FROM ANY FURTHER ENGAGEMENTS AND, PROTECT THE RACIAL HIERARCHY AND THE WHITE POSITION WHICH IS AN UNEQUAL HIERARCHY THE CHALLENGE I WANT TO OFFER MY FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE, IS CHANGING THE QUESTION FROM IF TO SO, DOMINANT CULTURE ASKS IF I AM RACIST, AND I WANT TO CHANGE THE QUESTION, TO HOW HAVE I BEEN SHAPED BY THE FORCES OF RACISM

HOW IS RACISM MANIFESTING IN MY LIFE BECAUSE IT CIRCULATES 24 SEVEN 365, NONE OF US CAN BE AND NONE OF US WERE EXEMPT FROM ITS FORCES AND THIS IS WHERE INDIVIDUALISM CAN COME IN, I HAVE A PARTICULAR STORY, BUT THAT STORY DIDN'T EXEMPT ME, AND SO I CAN ASK MYSELF, HOW DID ALL OF THE THINGS I SEE THAT ARE UNIQUE ABOUT ME, SET ME UP INTO THE OVERALL RACIST STRUCTURE, BECAUSE IT DID >> AT THE TIME, WE THOUGHT THE GREAT RECESSION WAS A ONCE IN A GENERATION , MAYBE ONCE IN A CENTURY ECONOMIC DISASTER

>> AS ANXIOUS AND UNSETTLED AS MAYBE AS I HAVE EVER FELT >> HOW WOULD I MAKE ENOUGH TO FEEL COMFORTABLE OR, YOU KNOW MAKE ENOUGH TO MAKE ENDS MEET AT THAT POINT >> THIS IS ABOUT BETRAYAL BY THE SYSTEM >> FOR THOSE OF US WHO GRADUATED IN THE WORST ECONOMY, MANY OF US HAVEN'T GOTTEN OVER IT

>> I HAVE THIS DREAM VISION OF WHERE MY LIFE IS GOING TO GO >> AND I HAD TO PUT IT ON HOLD, BECAUSE THERE WEREN'T JOBS OUT THERE >> I STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM 2008 RECESSIONS, WHILE TERRIBLE FOR MOST EVERYONE ARE PARTICULARLY AWFUL FOR THOSE JUST ENTERING THE JOB MARKET

>> IF YOU ENTER THE MARKET A LONG TIME AGO, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE ONGOING PROBLEMS AND RIGHT AS SOME OF US MILLENNIAL'S ARE FINALLY GETTING BACK ON OUR FEET BAM, THE PANDEMIC >> I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY IT COULDN'T COME AT A WORSE TIME FOR THEM >> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MODERN MEMORY, OR HAVING TO CONFRONT AND AWFUL TRUTH, MY GENERATION WILL BE WORSE OFF THAN MY GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS DID, NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING WE DID OR DIDN'T DO, SIMPLY BECAUSE WE WERE BORN IN THE WRONG YEARS

>> OUR PARENTS TOLD US WHAT OUR ADULT LIFE SHOULD LOOK LIKE IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT >> THIS IS THINK AGAIN, WITH ME ANDREW STERN WHERE I TAKE YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AS A DIG INTO COMPELLING, COMPLEX OR CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS THAT MAKE US WONDER, DO WE NEED TO THINK AGAIN >> UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRIVATE YACHT TO ESCAPE TO, THIS PANDEMIC HAS BEEN EXCRUCIATING FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE

>> IT IS TOO EARLY TO KNOW WHICH GENERATIONS WILL BE MOST INJURED BY THIS THAT WILL TAKE YEARS TO SORT OUT BUT ONE THING WE DO KNOW, IS THAT THE ONE-TWO PUNCH OF THE GREAT RECESSION FOLLOWED BY COVID-19 IN THE SPAN OF 11 YEARS IS AN ECONOMIC CHALLENGE DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING DIFFERENT WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE AND AS THEY WOULD HAVE IT TO THE TIMING IS UNIQUELY BAD FOR MY AGE GROUP >> MILLENNIAL'S HAVE LOWER RATES OF EMPLOYMENT OVERALL, THEY HAVE LOWER EARNINGS

LOWER SAVINGS, AND LAYERED ON TOP OF THAT, THEY HAVE DEBT WHICH OF COURSE WAS DEEPLY RELATED TO THAT LOWER EMPLOYMENT, AND LOWER EARNINGS THAT THEY CARRY WITH THEM OVER TIME AND THEY ARE CARRYING ALL OF THAT IN THIS PARTICULAR ECONOMIC CRISIS >>> THE AMERICAN DREAM IS BUILT ON THE PROMISE OF THE GENERATION, UPON THE PREVIOUSLY ONE, FOR AS FAR BACK AS U

S CENSUS DATA GOES, THAT HAS BEEN TRUE, HOUSEHOLD WAGES HAVE RISEN, PREVIOUS GENERATIONS ACROSS THE EDUCATION SPECTRUM WHERE LEARNING LESS FROM THE PREVIOUS GENERATION, BUT WHY WE ARE THE MOST DIVERSE, MOST EDUCATED, MOST PRODUCTIVE GENERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY BUT FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT, WE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DEALT THE WORST HAND

>> TWICE >>> AS I LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS, IT IS ALL HAVING TO DO WITH TIMING >> WHEN A RECESSION HAPPENS, THE IMPACTS ARE OFTEN COMING-OF- AGE DURING DOWNTURNS UNFORTUNATELY, AND EXPERIENCE, REALLY STRONG NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT, THEY COME OUT TO A VERY DIFFICULT LABOR MARKET AND IT IS HARD TO GET A GOOD FIRST JOB, AND IT MAY BE HARD TO GET A JOB AT ALL, BUT IF THEY DO GET A JOB THERE LIKELY TO GET A JOB THAT IS IT MAY BE LOWER PAY, AND LOWER QUALITY, THEN THE JOB THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HAD THEY GRADUATED A BIT EARLIER >> IN 2008, I THINK MOST OF US WERE PRETTY HAPPY TO HAVE A LOUSY FIRST JOB

JUST SO LONG AS WE HAD ONE WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE AT THE TIME, IS THAT THAT FIRST JOB, HAS MAJOR IMPACTS AND WILL PLAY OUT ACROSS YOUR ENTIRE CAREER >> IT IS TRUE THAT THE TRAJECTORY OF YOUR ECONOMIC FUTURE, AND YOUR LIFE, IS ALTERED PERMANENTLY ON THAT, THE FIRST JOB THAT YOU GET, SETS YOU UP FOR THE SECOND JOB, AND IT SETS YOU UP FOR THE THIRD JOB, RIGHT? AND SO WHERE YOU START, IN THAT CAREER TRAJECTORY REALLY MATTERS >> I CHECKED IN WITH HALF A DOZEN OR SO OF MY FELLOW COLLEAGUES SO MY NEW, SO I DIDN'T AND THEIR EXPERIENCE WAS ACROSS THE BOARD

>> I HAVE TO PREPARE MYSELF FOR A LONG STRETCH OF NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK WHEN I GRADUATE IN 2010 OR TRYING TO SCRAP FOR ANYTHING POSSIBLE AT THAT POINT >> THERE WERE NO JOBS, AND I REMEMBER BEING FRIENDS WITH SENIORS WHO WERE GETTING READY TO GRADUATE, THEY WERE PANICKED, THAT THEY COULDN'T FIND JOBS >> AND SO, THEY EITHER HAD TO WORK FOR FREE, OR WORK IN A DIFFERENT INDUSTRY >> AND, AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME WHEN I FINALLY FINISH COLLEGE IN 2010

>> THE LEGAL MARKET, COMPLETELY BLEW UP, IT WAS FROM YOU KNOW, JOBS EVERYWHERE, TO THERE AREN'T ANY JOBS, SEASONED ATTORNEYS, CAN'T GET WORK AND IT WAS A ROUGH PAYOFF >> THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I REMEMBER, BATTLING SOMETHING THAT SOUNDED LIKE DEPRESSION, OR ANXIETY I WAS 30 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN I AM NOW, AND HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE AGE OF 27 I REMEMBER THE MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL TOLL THAT IT TOOK ON ME, IT WAS PRETTY PROFOUND >>> COMPARED TO GEN X TWICE AS MANY MILLENNIAL'S TOOK ON STUDENT DEBT TO GO TO COLLEGE OR GRAD SCHOOL, FOR THOSE WHO TOOK ON THAT, ON AVERAGE, IT WAS 50% MORE THAN GEN X

IT ALSO DOESN'T HELP THE COLLEGE WAS DRAMATICALLY MORE EXPENSIVE FOR US ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH >> FOR MANY OF US, STARTING SALARIES WERE LOWER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT >> MILLENNIAL'S EARN 20% LESS THAN BABY BOOMERS DID AT THIS IMAGE >> WE CAN'T BUY A HOUSE

OR SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY WE HESITATED TO GET OR EVEN HAVE KIDS >> AT AGE 65 THE TYPICAL AMERICAN MARRIED AT 20 THREE YEARS OF AGE BY 2013 IT WAS CLOSER TO 28 THE AVERAGE AGE OF FIRST-TIME PARENTS WAS ABOUT 24 YEARS OLD

NOW, IT IS 20 IN HALF >>> EVERYTHING WAS DELAYED AT BEST OR IMPOSSIBLE AT WORST >>> THEY ARE NOT MAKING MORE, TO THE AMERICAN DREAM THE IDEA THAT EACH GENERATION WILL BE BETTER THAN THE ONE PRECEDING IT, THEY COMPARE THEMSELVES TO THEIR PARENTS, THEY'RE GOING TO FALL SHORT

>> WE'VE BEEN LEFT IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE AS THOUGH THEIR ACTIONS ARE WHAT CAUSED THESE INSTANCES IN WHICH THEY FIND THEMSELVES, WHEN IN FACT IT WAS ACTUALLY DECISIONS THAT WERE MADE AT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL >> SO, WE GOT DEALT A CRAPPY HAND OUR TIMING WAS MONUMENTALLY UNLUCKY AND THERE WAS VERY LITTLE WE COULD DO ABOUT IT FOR MOST OF US, THIS COMPLETELY CHANGED HER MIND SET, AND OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

>>> INDIVIDUALS LIKE MILLENNIAL'S, EXPERIENCING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IN THE ECONOMY, THERE ARE ALSO MORE PROTECTIVE ABOUT THEIR FUTURE THERE FUTURE SUCCESS, THE LIKELIHOOD THEY WILL BE HAPPY IN THEIR OLD AGE OR THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THEY WILL RETIRE EARLY >> DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS COUNTRY AND OUR ECONOMIC POLICIES, WORK FOR YOU? DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE SET UP FOR SUCCESS IN THE MODERN ECONOMY, IN AMERICA? ? IF YOU WERE TO ASK ME, A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I WOULD SAY FAIRLY YES, BUT NOW, I DON'T THINK SO >> THERE WERE TWO EVENTS, RELATIVELY CLOSE PROXIMITY IN TIME BETWEEN THE TWO

THEY HAVE SHAKEN A LOT OF CONFIDENCE THAT I HAVE IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR SYSTEM >> I FELT REALLY BETRAYED BY THE SYSTEM EVEN THOUGH I WAS COMPLYING TO WHAT IT IS TO BE LEGITIMATE IN THE SYSTEM >> THESE FEELINGS OF ANGST AND INSECURITY, TRANSLATE TO US SEEKING FEWER RISKS MORE HESITANT TO BUY A HOUSE OR HAVE KIDS THE NORMAL THING, IS TO POWER THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

AND IT IS BECOME ALL BUT A PIPE DREAM FOR SO MANY OF US AND THAT WAS BEFORE COVID WITH THE ONE-TWO PUNCH >> MANY OF YOU FOLKS ARE GETTING ONTO YOUR FEET, AND GETTING BACK ONTO A CAREER TRAJECTORY THAT MAY BE DIFFERENT FIVE YEARS AGO, DOING THIS AGAIN AND THAT SORT OF IS SOMETHING, THAT WE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE AND THAT IS LIKELY TO HAVE PRETTY DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR THIS GENERATION

>> THE STABILITY THAT I WAS FIGHTING TO GET, LIKE I CAN FINALLY GET WHEN I TURN 30 THE WEEK I TURNED 30, AND WHEN THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED, FOR IT TO STOP, AND TO BE STALLED, THAT IS PRETTY TRAUMATIC >> YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE IT IS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PUNCH IN THE FACE EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS >> HILLARY LOST HER JOB AND IS STILL WAITING ON UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS

>> ERIC CONTRACTED COVID-19 AND AFTER 10 DAYS FIGHTING IT RECOVERED AND WAS LAID OFF A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER >>> YOU KNOW, WHEN IS IT GOING TO COME DOWN, IS IT GOING TO COME DOWN, AND NOW IT IS LIKE OKAY, IT CAME DOWN AND IT CAME DOWN HARD BROOKS IS ON A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT AS THE PROFESSOR FOR THE NEXT YEAR BUT WITH CUTS LIKELY TO HIT HIGHER EDUCATION LONG-TERM JOB SECURITY, NO GUARANTEE >> ROBBIE WAS SCARRED ENOUGH FROM THE GREAT RECESSION HE CHOSE A DIFFERENT AREA OF LAW TO PRACTICE SPECIFICALLY SO HE COULD WEATHER A RECESSION >> I STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM 2008

AND, I'M STILL KIND OF LOST IN WHERE I AM AT NOW >> WHEN I ASKED MY LARGER FRIEND GROUP ABOUT PLANS FOR GETTING MARRIED, BUYING HOUSE, OR HAVING A KID MANY OF THEM STRAIGHT UP LAUGHED AT ME WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THEIR OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE ALMOST NONE OF THEM WORK OUT RIGHT OPTIMISTIC THIS IS PARTLY WHY MEDICARE FOR ALL, CANCELING STUDENT LOAN DEBT, AND OTHER BIG STRUCTURAL CHANGES WITH POLITICIANS LIKE BERNIE SANDERS, ALC, RESONATE WITH YOUNG FOLKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THEY ARE THE ONES WHERE THE SYSTEM DOESN'T SEEM TO BE WORKING HEALTH RELIANCE, I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE, IN THAT STABILITY AND A GREATER RECOGNITION, THAT SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT THIS GENERATION HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING, ARE NOT DUE TO INDIVIDUAL — BUT RATHER TO SYSTEMIC ONES THERE IS A DOWNTURN IN IMPRESSIONABLE YEARS, IS MORE LIKELY TO ECONOMIC RECESS, AS THE RESULT, RATHER THAN HARD WORK >> THE PROBLEMS OF MAKING SUCH A LEVEL, IT IS HARD TO SEE YOURSELF AS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CHOSE YOUR WAY INTO A PARTICULAR SITUATION

THE SAME SITUATION THAT YOU SEE YOUR FRIENDS OR YOUR RELATIVES >>> PETER AND ANTHONY MOVED TO BUZZY, FATHER AND SUN >> CREATING A SAFE HOME, SOMETHING HE DIDN'T ALWAYS HAVE AS A CHILD HIMSELF BORN IN UGANDA TO AN ABUSIVE DAD, PETER SAID HE GREW UP AS POOREST OF THE POOR RUNNING AWAY AT JUST 10 YEARS OLD COLD, PETER STRUGGLED ON THE STREETS, UNTIL A GOOD SAMARITAN TOOK HIM IN

>> MY CHILD HOOD WAS DIFFICULT, NO ONE WOULD GIVE ME EMPATHY, OR AN OPPORTUNITY TO THINK BEYOND THE BOX >> AFTER COLLEGE IN THE UK, HE MOVED TO WORK FOR THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WORLD VISION AND PETER WANTED TO HELP CHILDREN IN THE WAY HE HAS BEEN HELPED SINCE 2017, PETER HAS FOSTERED 13 CHILDREN >> THE ONE THING NO ONE EVER PREPARED ME FOR, WAS TO SAY GOODBYE, THE HARDEST TO SAY GOODBYE

>> ANTHONY WAS PLACED WITH HIM IN 2018 ANTHONY'S ADOPTIVE PARENTS HAD ABANDONED HIM AT AGE 11 >> HE HAS NO FAMILY, HE HAS NOWHERE ELSE TO GO >> ANTHONY ASKED IF HE COULD CALL PETER DAD AND IN 2019, HE WAS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED

>> SO I WANTED TO GIVE HIM A FOREVER FAMILY >> THIS MARCH IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC PETER OPENED HIS HOME AGAIN WELCOMING IN ANOTHER FOSTER CHILD >> THEY ALSO WELCOMED A NEW DOG ZUMBA TO THEIR GROWING FAMILY >> MY HEART, IS TO MAKE HIM KNOW THAT HE MATTERS, HE IS SPECIAL AND THAT IS MY GOAL, TO LIFT UP THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN, AND TO SAY YOU ARE SPECIAL, YOU MATTER, YOU ARE NOT LOST >> LOVE IT, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE PETER AND ANTHONY WITH US, GUYS, GOOD MORNING WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SEE PETER, YOU HAVE BEEN FOSTERING KIDS FOR 3 1/2 YEARS, 13 KIDS IN TOTAL, IS THIS JUST A CALLING FOR YOU? >> ABSOLUTELY, YES

I FEEL THAT YOU KNOW, I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT HERE AT LIFE, THAT IT IS MY TIME TO DO THIS FOR OTHERS SO ABSOLUTELY, YES IT IS A CALLING FOR ME >> WHAT IS REALLY COOL IS YOU FOSTERED YOUNG ANTHONY, AND ON THE DAY, I'M SURE YOU WON'T FORGET THE STATE NOVEMBER 12th 2019 YOU ADOPTED ANTHONY, WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER, ABOUT THAT DAY? >> WHILE, I COULD NOT SLEEP FOR ABOUT TWO DAYS

JUST WAITING FOR THE DAY AND I REMEMBER HE WAS ALWAYS ASKING ME, OKAY DAD, WHEN WILL I BE OFFICIALLY ADOPTED AND OF COURSE WITH FOSTER CARE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN SO I COULDN'T REALLY BE SPECIFIC, ONCE WE KNEW THE DAY, I TOLD HIM SOON, WERE GOING TO BE FINAL I'M GOING TO BE DAD AND SON SO IT WAS REALLY NEAT TO FINALLY SEE THAT HAPPEN, THAT HE HAD GOT WHAT HE WANTED FOR SO LONG >> ANTHONY, ANTHONY, ANTHONY

THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN YOU MOVED IN WITH PETER, THAT YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO CALL HIM DAD, WHY DID YOU WANT TO CALL HIM DAD? >> I JUST WANTED SOMEWHERE THAT I COULD FEEL SAFE AND SECURE, AND I KNEW THAT I COULD STAY THERE AND NOT WORRY ABOUT HAVING TO MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE >> WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF HAVING THAT MAN NEXT TO YOU AS YOUR DAD AND THAT HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT I'M GOING THROUGH AND THAT HE'S REALLY HELPFUL

>> WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS BY ITSELF IS SO >>> SO AMAZING AND COOL BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC, YOU TOOK IN ANOTHER FOSTER CHILD WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO DO THAT, PETER? >>> I MEAN, WITH THE FOSTER CARE, THEY ARE OVERLOADED WITH KIDS AND I COULD NOT IMAGINE A KID WANTING TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE, A PLACE TO BE LOVED IN THE MIDST OF THIS EPIDEMIC, THAT I COULD NOT SAY NO, YOU KNOW? I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO GIVE HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE, A SAFE HOME

WE HAD TO FOLLOW MY HEART WE HAVE AN EXTRA BEDROOM, WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAFE OF COURSE MOST HOMES HAVE BEEN CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE EPIDEMIC, SO I KNEW THEY DIDN'T HAVE THAT MANY CHANCES TO GO I KNEW THAT PHONE CALL WAS MEANT FOR ME AND WE HAD TO TAKE THAT LITTLE ONE IN >> YOUR STORY HAS GONE VIRAL

OBVIOUSLY, IT HAS BEEN EVERYWHERE IT ALSO CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF A LOT OF SINGLE LADIES LADIES WHO ARE LIKE HEY, PETER, ANYONE CATCH YOUR ATTENTION? ANTHONY SAYS NO >>> YES, ANTHONY IS LIKE YOU KNOW, I SAY WE COULD HAVE MORE KIDS OR I COULD HAVE A WIFE AND HE SAID THAT MEANS I HAVE TO ANSWER TO TWO PEOPLE, I'M NOT SURE I WANT THAT

>> WELL HEY, BY THE WAY, ANTHONY, YOU RECENTLY TURNED 14 WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD SEND YOU, SO WE THOUGHT IT IS HOT OUT, HOW ABOUT AN ICE CREAM CAKE WE ALSO SENT ALONG VIDEO GAMES AND NEW VIDEO GAMES AND SOME CONTROLLERS A LITTLE PACKAGE FOR YOU TO HANG OUT WITH

WHAT DO YOU THINK, BUDDY? >> THIS IS AWESOME THANK YOU THIS IS AMAZING YOU ARE LIKE MY FAVORITE PERSON >> SECOND FAVORITE, NEXT TO YOUR DAD, RIGHT? >> YES

>>> HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANTHONY >> THANK YOU SEVEN >> IT IS ALL FOR YOU >>> HEY, PETER, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING YOUR STORY IS CATCHING THE ATTENTION OF A LOT OF PEOPLE

AND I THINK IT IS KIND OF BECOMING CONTAGIOUS PEOPLE ARE SEEING YOUR GENEROSITY AND REACHING OUT AND DOING THE SAME, SO WE WANT TO SAY THANKS, WE APPRECIATE YOU >>> THANK YOU AS MUCH WE WISH MORE COULD DO MORE FOR FOSTER KIDS, ESPECIALLY TEENAGERS THAT HAVE NOWHERE TO GO EACH OF US CAN DO A LITTLE THING

WE ARE NOT CALLED TO BE FOSTER PARENTS, FOR SURE, BUT WE CAN GIVE THE LITTLE THAT WE CAN TO HELP SO THANK YOU >> WE APPRECIATE IT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE ON PETER'S REMARKABLE STORYCOM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY >> THANK YOU >>> THIS MORNING THE RENOWNED SOUTH BEACH NIGHT LIFE IS ON ICE >> IT IS UNBELIEVABLE >> OCEAN DRIVE AND THE SURROUNDING ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT NOW SHUT DOWN FROM 8:00 P

M UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING THE LAST MINUTE LOCKDOWN COINCIDING WITH THIS COUPLE'S WEEKEND GET AWAY >> WE WERE COMING TO HAVE FUN, YOU KNOW? >> BUT THE STRICT CURFEW AND AN ATTEMPT TO CORRAL A RELENTLESS UPTICK IN COVID- 19 CASES >> WE NEEDED TO CALM DONE THE PARTY

>> Reporter: DESPITE THE MEASURES, FLORIDA KEEPS SMASHING RECORDS ON SUNDAY, JUST SHY OF 12,500 NEW CASES THE FIFTH DAY IN A ROW THE STATE TOPPED 10,000 WITH THE VIRUS NOW CLAIMING MORE THAN 5000 LIVES HERE MIAMI DADE COUNTY TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE, LAST LISTED AT 27%, WITH THE COUNTY TELLING NBC NEWS THEY ARE MEETING WITH STAT STATISTICIANS ON MONDAY TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES

NO MATTER WHERE THE NUMBERS LAND THE CENTRAL FLORIDA STREET PARTY, NOT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY MAKERS HAVE BEEN PREACHING SAME FOR THIS PACKED AFFAIR IN ASTORIA, QUEENS THE STREET BASH SPAWNING OUTRAGE AS NEW YORK CITY MOVES INTO PHASE 4 MONDAY IN TEXAS CASES KEEP TICKING UP, ESPECIALLY IN HOUSTON, WHERE THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER IS ABOVE ICU BED CAPACITY, BUT PHYSICIANS ARE PROMISING NOT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY THREE HOURS AWAY, ONE TEXAS COUNTY ANNOUNCED 85 BABIES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

AND IN CALIFORNIA, AN INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED NEARLY 1000 CASES OF THE VIRUS AT DAYCARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE ROUGHLY 20% OF WHICH INVOLVED KIDS, RAISING NEW CONCERNS >> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LONG- TERM CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ILLNESS ARE GOING TO BE FOR THESE VERY, VERY YOUNG CHILDREN >>> IN FLORIDA, SCHOOLS ARE SET TO OPEN NEXT MONTH THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WANTS PARENTS TO BE ABLE TO EXERCISE A VIRTUAL OPTION IF THEY ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT

>>> THIS MORNING SHOPPERS AT WAL- MART AND SAM'S CLUB ARE NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT STORES NATIONWIDE THE MOVE THE LATEST ATTEMPT FROM A GROWING LIST OF NATIONAL RETAILERS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AS LOWES, WALGREENS, CVS AND KOHL'S ARE STARTING MASKS, STARTING TODAY >> I DON'T SEE ANY GOOD REASON NOT TO WEAR A MASK >>> BUT NEARLY SIX MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC, AMERICANS ARE STILL DIVIDED ON CALLS TO MASK UP

>> I THINK IT IS TOTALLY ABSURD THEY WILL MAKE YOU AND FORCE YOU TO WEAR A MASK >> AS RULES OVER FACE COVERINGS, AT TIMES LEAD TO FACE OFFS >> WE ARE CALLING THE POLICE >> CALL THEM >> NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLING FOX NEWS SUNDAY HE WOULD NOT SUPPORT A NATIONAL MASK POLICY

>>> NO, I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM, AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, NO I DON'T AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT THAT IF EVERYBODY WORE A MASK EVERYTHING DISAPPEARS WITH THAT BEING SAID, I'M A BELIEVER IN MASKS I THINK MASKS ARE GOOD BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS

>> THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE COMES AS HIS OWN TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS URGE SWEEPING MASK USAGE >> ALL AMERICANS NEED TO RECOGNIZE IT IS UP TO US WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE >> STILL 22 STATES HAVE NOT ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE, INCLUDING HARD HIT ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, THOUGH GOVERNORS HAVE RECOGNIZED MASKS CAN BE EFFECTIVE >>> ? GEORGIA THE GOVERNOR IS FILING SUIT TO BLOCK ATLANTA'S MANDATE

>>> THE LAWSUIT ASKED FOR THE COURT TO REFRAIN MAYOR BOTTOMS FROM MAKING STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS THAT SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE MEASURES THAN THE GOVERNOR THE MAYOR TWEETING FAR MORE HAVE SACRIFICED TOO MUCH MORE FOR ME TO BE SILENT >>> SAM'S AND WAL-MART NOT THE ONLY COMPANIES FOLLOWING SUIT HOME DEPOT, HARRIS TEETER AND KROGER ALSO PLAN ON IMPLEMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES >>> NOW TO TALK MORE ABOUT MASKS AND THE LATEST FINDINGS ON THE CORONAVIRUS IS NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR

VANN GUPTA GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US THIS MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> LET'S DIG IN HERE YESTERDAY THE PRESIDENT SAID IN THE NEW INTERVIEW THE INCREASE IN THE CORONAVIRUS CASES WAS BECAUSE THE U

S QUOTE HAS THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD AND THE MOST TESTING IN YOUR OPINION DOES THIS HELP EXPLAIN IN SOME WAYS THE NATIONWIDE SURGE THAT WE ARE SEEING? >> IT IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION IT IS PART OF THE REASON BUT IT IS A VERY SMALL PART OF THE REASON

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THE METRICS THAT WE USE TO SEE IF THE OUTBREAK IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL THE INFECTION GROWTH RATE IS SPIKING IN ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, YOU NAME IT THAT SUGGESTS THIS IS NOT JUST TESTING, THIS IS THE FACT THAT TRANSMISSION RATES ARE INCREASING, AND IN SOME CASES ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL SO IT IS A VERY SMALL PART OF THE EQUATION

>> THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT YOU ADDRESSED THE PRESIDENT ALSO SAID THAT MANY NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD QUOTE HEAL IN A DAY FROM WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE AT THE HOSPITAL, ARE YOUNG PEOPLE HEALING FASTER THAN OLDER PATIENTS? >> IN GENERAL, IF YOU ARE YOUNGER, YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO COME OUT OF THE ICU BUT YOU ARE AS LIKELY TO GO INTO THE ICU AND REQUIRE A VENTILATOR SO THE NOTION THAT YOU'LL RECOVER IN A DAY, IS JUST FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG

WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BE AS EFFECTED AND CAN TRANSMIT THE DISEASE AS EASILY AS ADULTS YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE NOTE THIS ESSENTIALLY CAN MISS NO ONE >>> ONE OF THE BIG TOPICS, DOCTOR, IS MASKS

THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTS THE PRESIDENT TO HAVE CERTAIN FREEDOMS DO YOU BELIEVE MASKS CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS? >> MASKS DON'T CAUSE ANY FUNDAMENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM I HAVE HEARD SOME PATIENT WITH SMOKING RELATED LUNG DISEASE SAY, HEY, WILL I BE INHALING MORE CARBON MONOXIDE? THE ANSWER IS NO THERE IS NO IMPACT ON HEALTH CAN IT CAUSE CLAUSTROPHOBIA? ANXIETY? >> OF COURSE

PEOPLE DON'T LIKE WEARING A MASK BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS UNIVERSAL MASKING COULD SAVE 100,000 LIVES BY THE END OF THE YEAR, IF 100% OF INDIVIDUALS DO IT AT MINIMUM 95% BUT WE'D LIKE EVERYBODY DO IT JUST 6 IN 10 OR 7 IN 10 PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE THE IMPACT WE WANT >> 100,000 IS A STAGGERING NUMBER

LET'S TALK ABOUT THESE TROUBLING HOT SPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA AND GEORGIA WHAT STEPS DO YOU BELIEVE WILL SLOW THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS? >> THE IMPORTANT QUESTION, FRANKLY DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE A PART OF IT, MANDATING A MASK IS ONE PIECE OF IT >>> IF WE CAN STOP PEOPLE FROM SMOKING INDOORS BECAUSE OF A FINE OR PARKING, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A THREAT OF A FINE TO ENFORCE A MASK POLICY OTHERWISE YOU ARE SEEING A 70- YEAR-OLD MAN IN MICHIGAN GET STABBED TRYING TO ENCOURAGE A FRIEND TO WEAR A MASK WE NEED ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE LAND

WE NEED TO MANDATE MASKS, BUT WE NEED ENFORCEMENT, AS WELL >> ALL RIGHT, DR VANN GUPTA THE LATEST TO TALK ABOUT HOPEFULLY THE NEXT TIME WE TALK TO YOU, WE'LL HAVE YOU TO MORE TO TALK ABOUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

>>> QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 IN THE CLASSROOMS ARE GOING WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> WE ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE THEM MONEY IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL >>> EXPERTS WARN THE ONE SIZE FITS ALL APPROACH WILL SIMPLY NOT WORK >> A NATIONAL MANDATE FOR SCHOOLS TO ALL OPERATE UNDER THE SAME APPROACH, I THINK IS A MAJOR MISTAKE

>> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW TO DECIDE HOW TO REOPEN THE NATION'S SECOND BIGGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT, LOS ANGELES, GOING ALL ONLINE THIS FALL OTHER BIG CITIES LIKE NEW YORK AND CHICAGO CONSIDER A MIX OF REMOTE AND IN PERSON LEARNING >> IN PERSON INSTRUCTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT >> AS MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS AND EVALUATE DATA, A LARGE AND SYSTEMATIC NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA SUGGESTS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10 SPREAD THE DISEASE ABOUT HALF AS MUCH AS ADULTS

BUT CHILDREN BEFORE THE AGE OF 10 CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS ADULTS >>> OLDER KIDS, THOSE TEENAGERS, GET INFECTED MORE FREQUENT THAN YOUNGER KIDS IT IS SOMETHING WE DO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF >> Reporter: IN ARIZONA WHERE COVID-19 CASES ARE SURGING, THIRD GRADE TEACHER STACEY IS AFRAID OF GOING BACK TOO SOON >> WE ALL WANT TO BE BACK TO THE CLASSROOM

>> THAT IS WHAT TEACHERS MISS MORE THAN ANYTHING WE WANT THEM TO DO IT BASICALLY >> Reporter: SHE HAS BEEN ORGANIZING MOTOR MARCHES DOZENS OF TEACHERS DRIVING PAINTED CARS, HOPING TO CULL ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS TEACHERS FACE IF SCHOOLS REOPEN TOO SOON >> I DON'T WANT MY THIRD GRADERS TO HAVE TO ATTEND MY FUNERAL

I DON'T WANT TO ATTEND ONE OF PLAY THIRD GRADERS'S FUNERALS >>> THERE ARE SOME LEGAL QUESTIONS HERE LIKE WHO IS LIABLE AS PEOPLE GET SICK THREE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE ASKED FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT FOLLOW GUIDELINES FROM BEING SUED >> THIS MORNING, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RAMPING UP HIS OFFENSE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, AFTER A CONTENTIOUS INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY WITH COVID-19 CASES SPIKING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN RECENT WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT DOWN PLAYED THE INCREASE IN THOSE CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

>> WE'LL PUT OUT THE FLAMES AND PUT OUT, IN SOME CASES, JUST BURNING EMBERS WE HAVE BURNING EMBERS >> AND AGAIN, CLAIMS THE RISE IN CASES IS THE RESULT IN INCREASED TESTING >>> WE HAVE THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY

THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES, AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> BUT EVEN AS OWN TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE WIDELY DISPUTED THAT TESTING IS TO BLAME, INCLUDING DR ANTHONY FAUCI, WHOM THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED AGAIN SUNDAY >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST >> Reporter: AND THE PRESIDENT DONALD DOWN ON HIS WIDELY PANNED CLAIM THE VIRUS WILL ONE DAY JUST DISAPPEAR

HE HAS ONLY WORN A MASK ONCE IN A PUBLIC APPEARANCE >> I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT WITH THAT SAID, I THINK MASKS ARE GOOD BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> Reporter: BUT THE NIH DIRECTOR SAID ON MEET THE PRESS, MASKS SHOULD NOT BE OPTIONAL

>> WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE IT IS BIZARRE THAT WE ARE TURNED MASK WEARING INTO SOMETHING POLITICAL >>> JOE BIDEN, WHO IS LEADING PRESIDENT TRUMP BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL, RESPONDED TO THE PRESIDENT'S INTERVIEW SUNDAY SAYING IN A STATEMENT YOUR IGNORANCE ISN'T A VIRTUE OR A SIGN OF STRENGTH IT IS UNDERCUTTING OUR RESPONSE TO THIS UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS AT EVERY TURN AND IT IS COSTING AMERICANS THEIR JOBS AND THEIR LIVES

THIS MORNING A MASSIVE MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY, AFTER A GUNMAN SHOT AND KILLED A 20-YEAR-OLD SON OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME >>> HER HUSBAND WAS ALSO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ATTACK HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION >> MY NEIGHBOR HEARD GUNSHOTS HAPPEN >> Reporter: A SOURCE TELLING T NBC JUDGE ESTHER SOLIS WAS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT AND WAS NOT HARMED

HER 63-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND, A DEFENSE ATTORNEY, WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES, THEIR SON, DANIEL, A COLLEGE STUDENT, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER >> HE HEARD A SHOT AND HE RAN TO HELP HIS FATHER THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL THAT IS THE KIND OF FAMILY THAT THEY WERE >> Reporter: THE MAYOR OF NORTH BRUNSWICK WHERE THE FAMILY LIVES CONFIRMS THE SON'S DEATH

THE FBI TWEETED IT IS LOOKING FOR ONE SUBJECT IN THE SHOOTING ONE HIGHLY PLACED SOURCE WELLING US THE SHOOTER WAS BELIEVED TO BE DISGUISED AS A FEDEX DRIVER THE JUDGE IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW JERSEY SHE WAS NOMINATED TO SERVE AS A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BY FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2010, AND HAS PRESIDED OVER A NUMBER OF HIGH PROFILE TRIALS, INCLUDING THE FRAUD TRIAL OF TERESA TERESA GIUDICE AND HER HUSBAND, JOE INCLUDING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER, JEFFREY EPSTEIN

NEW JERSEY SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ SAID MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER AND HER FAMILY AND I HOPE THOSE RESPONSIBLE ARE SWIFTLY APPREHEND AND PUT TO JUSTICE NEIGHBORS SAY POLICE HAVE BEEN CANVASSING THE AREA ASKING FOR ANY VIDEO THAT MIGHT SHED LIGHT ON THE TERRIBLE CRIME >>> THE MAYOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK SAID OVERNIGHT WHILE THE JUDGE HAD HAD THREATS IN THE PAST, THERE WASN'T ANYTHING RECENTLY THE MAYOR SAID THEY ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE AND HE HAD EX, IN A STATEMENT THIS MORNING, SAID IT IS INVESTIGATING AS WELL >>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

YOU HAVE ASKED TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR MEETING YOU'LL SEE WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING TREMENDOUS PROGRESS ON VACCINE AND THERAPEUTICS I THINK PEOPLE WILL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WITH THE VACCINE FRONT AND THE THERAPEUTIC FRONT AND THAT IS ALWAYS THE FIRST TOPIC, SECONDARILY, BUT VERY IMPORTANTLY, WE ARE WORKING AND NEGOTIATING WITH DEMOCRATS ON TRYING TO GET A PLAN THAT HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES AND HELPS THIS COUNTRY, AND I THINK WE HAVE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS ON THAT

AND THE DISCUSSIONS ARE GOING ON STEVE, YOU WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS? >> YES, MR PRESIDENT MARK AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WITH MITCH AND KEVIN ON REALLY WHAT WE SEE IS THE FOCUS ON KIDS AND JOBS THE RECOVERY ACT

WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF UNPRECEDENTED MONEY WE STILL HAVE MONEY TO PUT BACK TO WORK IN THE ECONOMY WE ARE FOCUSED ON STARTING WITH ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS WE THINK THAT WILL MAKE A BIG IMPACT AND THE FOCUS, AS I SAID, IS REALLY ABOUT THE KIDS AND JOBS AND VACCINE

WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A VACCINE BY THE END OF THE YEAR FOR EMERGENCY USE AND THE PLAN IS WE JUST UPDATED THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT THEY SIGNED OFF ON THIS MARK AND I WILL BE MEETING TOMORROW, WITH THE REPUBLICANS AT THE LUNCH TO GIVE THEM A WHOLE BRIEFING, AND THEN WE WILL ALSO BE REACHING OUT TO THE DEMOCRATS TO BEGIN OUR DISCUSSIONS BUT WE ARE COMMITTED THAT BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, MAKE SURE BEFORE THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXPIRES WE PASS LEGISLATION SO THAT WE CAN PROTECT AMERICANS THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED

THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE IS WE HAVE TO FIX THE TECHNICAL FIX ON ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T PAY PEOPLE MORE MONEY TO PAY HOME THAN GO TO WORK WE WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WHO CAN GO TO WORK SAFELY CAN DO SO WILL HAVE TAX CREDITS, BUT INTENSIFIED BUSINESSES TO GO BACK TO WORK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MONEY FOR THE STATES FOR EDUCATION, SO SCHOOLS CAN OPEN SAFELY, AND DO EDUCATION THESE ARE PRIORITIES, AS WELL AS LIABILITY PROTECTION

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS DON'T PREVENT SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES AND BUSINESSES FROM REOPENING >>> I WANT TO SAY HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THE LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE TODAY'S CONVERSATION IS A CONTINUATION OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AMERICAN BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH THIS VERY CHALLENGING TIME THE OUTBREAKS ACROSS THE SUN BELT ARE SERIOUS

BUT BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE HAD FROM, FRANKLY, LEADERS IN BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES, AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, WE ARE MEETING THIS MOMENT WITH EXPANDED TESTING, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND AS YOU SAID, MR PRESIDENT, WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF THERAPEUTICS AND A RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES, THAT WILL ALL CONTINUE BUT IT IS IMPORTANT THE CONGRESS COME TOGETHER AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED, BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED WE'LL MAKE SURE OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND OUR STATES HAVE THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED BUT ALSO, MR

PRESIDENT, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO ADVANCE POLICIES THAT WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO OPEN UP AMERICA AGAIN AND OPEN UP AMERICAN SCHOOLS I LOOK FORWARD, I KNOW, AS YOU DO, IN WORKING WITH THE LEADERS THAT ARE GATHERED HERE, AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES TO DELIVER ANOTHER IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF THE RECOVERY PACKAGE THAT WE'LL KEEP ON WORKING UNTIL WE BRING OUR COUNTRY ALL THE WAY BACK, AND REACH THAT DAY THAT WE SOME DAY PUT THIS CORONAVIRUS IN THE PAST >>> OKAY THANK YOU >>> TOMORROW BEGINS THE PROCESS OF SOCIALIZING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WITH OUR MEMBERS

AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC WE DON'T NEED AN EPIDEMIC OF LAWSUITS ON THE HEELS OF THE PANDEMIC AS THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY SAID WE WILL BEGIN TO TALK TO DEMOCRATS AS WELL >>> JUST TO SUM UP, IF YOU ARE SITTING AT HOME AND YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO COME BACK WE DON'T THINK ANY FEDERAL MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN KEEP GOING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN STAY OPEN WE WANT TO MAKE SURE KIDS CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY, WE CONTINUE TO MAKE TRADES AND MAKE SURE WE GET TO A VACCINE, UNTIL WE FIND A CURE FOR THIS VIRUS THAT WE DID NOT INVITE >>> I THINK THAT IS THE FOCUS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE MITCH TALKED ABOUT NOT JUST FOR SCHOOLS, BUT FOR ANY BUSINESSES DECIDING WHETHER THEY CAN OPEN BACK UP OR NOT, THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE AN ATTACK

WE NEED TO GET THE PROTECTION THAT WE NEED TO RESTORE AND BRING THIS COUNTRY TO WHERE WE WERE BEFORE TOGETHER THAT IS WHY WE ARE WORKING HERE WE'LL BE REACHING OUT TO THE DEMOCRATS AND I HOPE FOR THAT MOMENT IN TIME, TO LOOK AT ONE NATION, TO HELP AMERICA UNITE AND SOLVE THE PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL WE ARE MAKING GREAT STRIDES WHEN IT COMES TO THERAPY

BUT THIS WARP SPEED, HISTORY WAS RIGHT ABOUT THAT WHEN WE GET TO THE MOMENT IN TIME WHEN WE HAVE THIS VACCINE, NO OTHER COUNTRY CAN DO WHAT WE DID BECAUSE OF THE INGENUITY OF THIS NATION THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO THE SAFETY OF THIS COUNTRY FOR OUR STUDENTS, OUR TEACHERS, OUR BUSINESSES

WE ARE BACK TO WORK AGAIN >>> IT CAME FROM CHINA IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ALLOWED TO GET OUT THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED IT EASILY THEY CHOSE NOT TO

AND WE'LL HAVE FURTHER REPORTS ON THAT IT CAME FROM CHINA THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED IT THEY DIDN'T THEY STOPPED IT FROM GOING INTO CHINA

BUT THEY DIDN'T STOP IF FROM GOING INTO THE REST OF THE WORLD FROM GOING TO EUROPE, TO US THEY SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IT, THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED IT THEY WEREN'T TRANSPARENT AT ALL, THEY WERE THE OPPOSITE NOT GOOD

I SPOKE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE THIS MORNING AND I SPOKE WITH, I SPOKE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF EGYPT, AND WE HAD A VERY, VERY GOOD CONVERSATION BOTH OF US AND ALL OF US TOGETHER, I HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERS, ALL OVER THE WORLD, OVER THE WEEKEND, AND OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, IN PARTICULAR THIS IS A PANDEMIC THAT IS FLARE UP ALL OVER THE PLACE

THE COUNTRIES THOUGHT THEY WERE IN GOOD SHAPE AND ALL OF A SHOULD, THEY HAVE BIG FLARE UPS I SEE OVER THE WEEKEND, I GUESS ON FRIDAY THERE WAS A RECORD WORLDWIDE NUMBER OF DEATHS, WORLDWIDE BECAUSE WHEN YOU WATCH THE NEWS, THE LOCAL NEWS, AND YOU SEE IT, AND IT IS LIKE ALL ABOUT THE UNITED STATES, THEY NEVER LIKE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORD BUT YOU LOOK AT MEXICO, BRAZIL, MANY COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, ALL OVER, RUSSIA, RUSSIA HAS A TREMENDOUS PROBLEM IT IS WHAT IS GOING ON IS TERRIBLE

IT IS TERRIBLE IT IS A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM AND WE ARE HELPING THE WORLD WITH VENTILATORS, WE ARE HELPING A LOT OF COUNTRIES, WE ARE SENDING THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS TO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES BUT I TO WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM CAUSED BY CHINA, BUT IT IS A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM

OUR COUNTRIES ARE GOING THROUGH HELL WE'LL GIVE YOU A LOT OF BRIEFINGS ON THE VACCINES AND THE THERAPEUTICS I THINK I'M GOING TO BRING SOME OF THE GREAT COMPANIES THAT ARE WORKING, AND VERY SUCCESSFULLY IN THE PAST HAVE WORKED ON THESE THINGS, THEY ARE GOING TO TELL YOU VERY SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND HOW THEY ARE DOING BUT WE THINK WE ARE DOING VERY WELL THOSE TWO ITEMS, I THINK FRANKLY, THERAPEUTIC, I LIKE ALMOST BETTER AT THIS POINT TO GO IN AND TO MAKE PEOPLE BETTER

WE HAVE HAD SOME VERY GOOD LUCK WITH REMDESIVIR, AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL THE PLASMA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL BUT WE ARE REALLY COMING UP WITH VERY GOOD ANSWERS, ALL OVER THE WORLD, THEY ARE WORKING AND WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY ALL OVER THE WORLD ON THE VACCINES AND THE THERAPEUTICS HEADS OF COMPANIES WILL BE COMING IN JOHNSON & JOHNSON IS DOING VERY WELL IN PARTICULAR

THEY TEEM TO BE BUT NUMEROUS ARE DOING VERY WELL IT IS SOMETHING I FEEL CERTAIN, I GUESS YOU CAN NEVER USE TOTALLY CERTAIN, BUT PRETTY CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE THE VACCINE, THERAPEUTICS AND IT IS GOING TO START TAKING PLACE SHORTLY AND THAT WILL BE A GREAT THING FOR THE WORD BUT THIS IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD

NOT JUST THE UNITED STATES VERY SAD WHEN YOU SEE THE DEATHS ALL THE DEATHS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED BY CHINA IF THEY WANTED TO STOP IT, THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED IT OKAY

THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> ALL RIGHT, GUYS THANKS GUYS, LET'S GO COME ON, GUYS

JOHN, LET'S GO, COME ON, GUYS GUYS LET'S GO >> Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT IS A PAYROLL TAX CUT? >> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT IT IS VERY GOOD

IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL KIDS WILL BE A SAVING FOR THE PEOPLE I THINK IT IS INCENTIVE FOR COMPANIES TO HIRE THE WORKERS BACK AND TO KEEP THEIR WORKERS THE PAYROLL TAX CUTS TO ME IS VERY IMPORTANT WE ARE WORKING ON IT

AND I DON'T THINK THERE IS TOO MUCH DISPUTE AS TO THE LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE, JOHN IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING >> THAT IS ONE OF MANY ELEMENTS WE ARE DISCUSSING WE ARE DISCUSSING PROBABLY A TOTAL OF 10 DIFFERENT ELEMENTS

BUT THE TAX CUTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT >> I THINK HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET THERE BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS, >> Reporter: SO DO I UNDERSTAND YOU CORRECTLY? >> WE HAD VERY SUCCESSFUL BRIEFINGS I WAS DOING THEM, AND WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING, RECORD NUMBERS WATCHING IN THE HISTORY OF CABLE TELEVISION, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT

AND WE WERE DOING VERY WELL AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SORT OF AUTOMATIC AND A LOT OF POSITIVE THINGS WERE HAPPENING FRANKLY, A LOT OF THE COUNTRY IS DOING WELL A LOT OF PEOPLE, AS YOU UNDERSTAND, WE HAVE HAD THIS BIG FLARE UP IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES

AND SO I THINK WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS, I'LL GET INVOLVED AND WE'LL START DOING BRIEFINGS WHETHER IT IS THIS AFTERNOON OR TOMORROW, PROBABLY TOMORROW AND I'LL DO BRIEFINGS AND PART OF THE BRIEFING, I THINK, MUCH MORE SO THAN LAST TIME BECAUSE LAST TIME WE WERE NOWHERE WITH VACCINE OR THERAPEUTICS, LET'S SAY THAT ENDED SIX WEEKS AGO WE'LL START IT AGAIN AND I THINK IT IS A GREAT WAY TO GET INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC AS TO WHERE WE ARE WITH THE VACCINE, WITH THE THERAPEUTICS

AND GENERALLY SPEAKING, SO I THINK WE'LL START THAT, PROBABLY STARTING TOMORROW I'LL DO IT AT 5:00, LIKE WE WERE DOING WITH A GOOD SLOT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE WATCHING THAT IS A GOOD THING I THINK WE'LL CONTINUE 11:00, JUST LIKE THEY WERE

I'LL BE DISCUSSING, AS I CALL IT THE CHINA VIRUS, THE CHINA PLAGUE I'LL BE DISCUSSING IT AND I'LL ALSO BE DISCUSSING, PERHAPS, SOME OTHER THINGS YOU KNOW WE ARE DOING VERY WELL IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS DIFFICULT TO GET IT SOLVED BUT I THINK THE TWO BEST WOULD BE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS >> Reporter: PORTLAND AND OTHER CITIES, THERE WAS A REPORT OUT THIS MORNING THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING SENDING 175 FEDERAL TROOPS TO THESE CITIES TO HELP LOCAL LAW ENFORCE

CAN YOU FILL US IN ON THAT? >> IT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOUR DEFINITION OF TROOPS IS WE ARE SENDING LAW ENFORCEMENT PORTLAND WAS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS RUNNING THE PLACE HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE DOING THEY WERE RIPPING DOWN FOR 51 DAYS, RIPPING DOWN THAT CITY, DESTROYING THE CITY, LOOTING IT

THE LEVEL OF CORRUPTION AND WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE IS INCREDIBLE THEN THE GOVERNOR COMES OUT WE DON'T NEED ANY HELP HOW ABOUT CHICAGO? I READ THE NUMBERS, MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE ARE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO NEW YORK

LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS, ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ALL RUN REALLY, BY RADICAL LEFT BUT WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO THE CITIES NEW YORK WAS UP 348%, THE CRIME WAVE

SO THE GOVERNOR HAS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND IF THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, WE'LL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK, A PLACE I LOVE, I LOVE NEW YORK LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON OVER THERE THE WOMAN WHO WAS SHOT SHE LIGHTED OFF FIREWORKS AND THEY TURNED AROUND AND SHOT HER AND SHE DIED

THAT IS NOT OUR CIVILIZATION THAT IS NOT ABOUT US THEN THE POLICE ARE AFRAID TO DO ANYTHING I KNOW NEW YORK VERY WELL I KNOW THE POLICE VERY WELL

NEW YORK'S FINEST THE FACT IS THEY ARE RESTRICTED FROM DOING ANYTHING THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING >> Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO? >> I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET NEW YORK, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, DETROIT, AND BALTIMORE, AND ALL OF THESE THAT ARE A MESS, WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THIS HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY

ALL RUN BY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS >> Reporter: MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT? >> MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN PORTLAND, THEY HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB THEY HAVE BEEN THERE THREE DAYS NO PROBLEMS

THEY GRAB THEM A LOT OF PEOPLE IN JAIL THESE ARE ADVOCATES THESE ARE NOT PROTESTERS THESE BEING ARE ANARCHISTS

THEY HATE OUR COUNTRY AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET IT GO FORWARD I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, THE GOVERNOR AND THE MAYOR AND THE SENATORS OUT THERE, THEY ARE AFRAID OF THESE PEOPLE THAT IS THE REASON THEY DON'T WANT TO STAY OUT THERE THEY ARE AFRAID

I REALLY BELIEVE THEY ARE ACTUALLY MAYBE EVEN PHYSICALLY AFRAID OF THESE PEOPLE BECAUSE WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS INCREDIBLE WE DIDN'T JUST GO THERE THIS WASN'T LIKE IT STARTED RIGHT AWAY WE WENT THERE AFTER 51 DAYS

WE SAID WE CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN ANY MORE BUT THESE ARE ANARCHISTS AND THE POLITICIANS OUT THERE, YES, THEY ARE WEAK BUT THEY ARE AFRAID OF THESE PEOPLE THEY ARE ACTUALLY AFRAID OF THESE PEOPLE

THAT IS WHY THEY SAY WE DON'T WANT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HELPING HOW ABOUT CHICAGO? WOULD YOU SAY THEY NEED HELP AFTER THIS WEEKEND? DID YOU HEAR THE NUMBERS? MANY, MANY SHOT MANY, MANY KILLED MANY I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT ONE, TWO

WAS IT 18 PEOPLE KILLED? I THINK MORE THAN THAT YOU ADD IT UP OVER THE SUMMER THIS IS WORSE THAN AFGHANISTAN, BY FAR THIS IS WORSE THAN ANYTHING ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN ALL RUN BY THE SAME LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, IF BIDEN GOT IN, THAT WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL >>> WE ARE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CONGRESSMAN LEWIS' DISTRICT YOU SEE AN OUTPOURING OF TRIBUTES HERE BEHIND ME THOSE STARTED WITHIN HOURS OF HIS DEATH AND THEY HAVE GROWN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

BUT I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE MAGNITUDE JUST HOW MUCH HE WAS BELOVED HERE IN THIS DISTRICT TAKE A LOOK THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS WITH A SIMPLE WORD AT THE TOP HERO

YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IT IS A REMINDER OF HOW BELOVED HE WAS HERE IN THE HOME DISTRICT AND NOW WE ARE SEEING THAT OUTPOURING OF LOVE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY >> Reporter: FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, COLLEAGUES SAY IT WAS JOHN LEWIS WHO GAVE CONGRESS ITS CONSCIENCE >> WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, NOT JUST, NOT FAIR, YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAY SOMETHING, TO DO SOMETHING

>> Reporter: THIS MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL, FLAGS LOWERED IN HIS HONOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED HE IS SADDENED BY THE CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH LEWIS HONORED BY ALL FOUR LIVING PRESIDENTS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO WROTE HE LOVED THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH HE RISKED HIS LIFE AND HIS BLOOD SO IT MIGHT LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE >> Reporter: FROM NANCY PELOSI, HE WAS FEARLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION >>> ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FREEDOM RIDERS, LEWIS WAS JUST 23 WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

>> WE ARE TIRED WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BEAT BY POLICEMAN >> Reporter: IN SELMA, ALABAMA, ON BLOODY SUNDAY, BEATEN TO THE GROUND AS HE MARCHED FOR VOTING RIGHTS NOW MANY ARE DEMANDING THAT BRIDGE BEAR HIS NAME >> EDMOND PETTIS WAS THE GRAND OF THE KU KLUX KLAN

LET'S TAKE HIS NAME OFF THAT BRIDGE AND REPLACE IT WITH A GOOD MAN JOHN LEWIS, A CELEBRATION OF THE GOODNESS OF AMERICA >> Reporter: LEWIS SHARED A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR JR

HIS DAUGHTER, REVEREND BERNIECE KING, REMEMBERS THE MAN SHE KNEW AS UNCLE JOHN JOHN LEWIS WAS RESISTANT WITHOUT REACTING IN A VIOLENT WAY AND YET HE SURVIVED AND HE SURVIVED TO NOT ONLY BE ELECTED INTO CONGRESS, BUT TO SERVE IN CONGRESS TWO TERMS UNDER THE FIRST AFRICAN- AMERICAN PRESIDENT >> Reporter: IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, THE HEART OF THE DISTRICT, HE SERVED FOR 17 TERMS, TRIBUTES FOR A MAN WHO WAS LARGER THAN LIFE

>> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR GRANDSONS TO KNOW ABOUT HIS LEGSY? >> THAT HE STOOD FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE >> HE WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT HE WAS RIGHT THERE, BECAUSE HE WAS IN THE STREETS WITH THE PEOPLE, PROTESTING >> I REALLY CAME OUT HERE TO FEEL POWER AND LEGACY REMEMBERING HIM

>> AND SAVANNAH, THIS MORNING, SO MANY ARE CONTINUING GATHER HERE FOR THE SAME REASON MEANWHILE, ACROSS THE STATE, GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED THE STATE CAPITAL FLAGS LOWERED IN THE CONGRESSMAN'S HONOR >>> SENATOR CORY BOOKER SERVED IN CONGRESS WITH JOHN LEWIS AND HAS CALLED HIM ONE OF HIS HEROES GOOD MORNING TO YOU I WAS THINKING ABOUT OUR CORRESPONDENT STANDING FROM FRONT OF THAT GIANT MURAL AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT A TOWERING FIGURE JOHN LEWIS WAS

BUT FOR YOU, WHAT DID HE MEAN TO YOU, PERSONALLY? >> WELL YOU KNOW, I FOUND OUT WHEN I BECAME A SENATOR WHEN I WENT BACK TO INTERVIEW ONE OF THE LAWYERS THAT REPRESENTED MY FAMILY WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO NEW JERSEY I WAS JUST A BABY BUT MY PARENTS KEPT BEING DENIED HOUSING, TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN A LAWYER DESIGNED A STING OPERATION, HAVING A WHITE COUPLE POSE AS MY PARENTS EVENTUALLY LED TO AN ALTERCATION WHERE A LAWYER WAS PHYSICALLY ATTACKED BUT EVENTUALLY WE MOVED INTO THE HOUSE AND INTEGRATED THIS AREA OF NEW JERSEY

AND I CALLED THE LAWYER AND TALKED TO HIM AND ASKED HIM WHY HE WOULD DO THAT AS A WHITE MAN, TAKE TIME TO REPRESENT BLACK FAMILIES, AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT SITTING ON A COUCH IN 1965 WATCHING THE BRIDGE, SEEING JOHN LEWIS GET BEATEN AND THAT HE DECIDED RIGHT THEN HE COULDN'T SIT ON A COUCH COMFORTABLY IN AMERICA WHILE THERE WAS SO MUCH TRAGEDY GOING ON THAT IS THE POWER JOHN LEWIS HAS UNLEASHED HIS ENTIRE LIFE RIPPLES OF WAVES AND LOVE AND HOPE AND CHANGE KNOWING HIM PERSONALLY, WHEN I EVENTUALLY BECAME A MAYOR, HE AND I WERE BOTH THE SUBJECTS OF FINDING YOUR ROOTS, THE SHOW

AND IT BEGAN A MENTORSHIP WHERE HE SHOWED ME AN EXTRAORDINARY KINDNESS AND LOVE AND PARTNERSHIP ON SO MANY THINGS IN FACT THE DAY I GOT SWORN IN AS A SENATOR, MY DAD HAD JUST DIED, DAYS EARLIER MY LAST MEETING BEFORE I GOT SWORN IN WAS WITH HIM AND HE WELCOMED ME TO THE SENATE THIS IS ONLY THE FOURTH BLACK PERSON EVER ELECTED TO THE SENATE AND TOLD ME WHAT IT MEANT TO HIM

WITH SUCH HUMILITY AND SUCH GRACE SO, SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, EVEN BEFORE I WAS BORN WAS ALTERED BY A MAN WHO SHOWED ALL OF AMERICA THAT THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON THE PLANET WILL ALWAYS IN UNARMED TRUTH AND LOVE AND THE GRACE WITH WHICH HE LIVED, MOST PEOPLE FOCUSED THEIR LIVES OR MEASURED THEIR LIVES ON THEIR POSSESSIONS OR THEIR TITLES, BUT HE SHOWED THE WAY YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR LIFE IS WITH VIRTUE AND GRACE AND AN UNDETERRED, INVINCIBLE COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE FOR ALL >>> AND HE WAS, I MEAN, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE WAS KNOWN FOR WAS HIS ABILITY TO FORGIVE HE FORGAVE CLANS MEN

HE FORGAVE SEGREGATIONISTS WHAT DO YOU THINK FORGIVENESS MEANT TO HIM? >> WELL JOHN TAUGHT US WHAT HOPE REALLY IS HOPE IS CALLOUSED, HOPE IS BLOODY, HOPE IS A MUSCLE THAT YOU HAVE TO FLEX EVERY SINGLE DAY AND YOU KNOW, I HAVE THIS BELIEF THAT BEFORE YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RELIGION, SHOW IT TO ME AND HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE THE VALUES OF HOPE AND CHARITY AND LOVE WERE SO MUCH A PART OF HIS BEING

FOR HIM, FORGIVENESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES OUT CONFRONTING THE UGLINESS AND CONFRONTING THE WRONGS, WHICH HE NEVER SHIED FROM DOING BUT HE ALWAYS OFFERED PEOPLE A PATH TO REDEMPTION, WHICH WAS HIS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE DIGNITY AND THE GIVENTY IN ALL PEOPLE TO NEVER DEMEAN THE PERSON, FIGHT THE INJUSTICE, BUT ALWAYS LEAVE THE PERSON OPEN A PATHWAY TO REDEMPTION AND TO FORGIVENESS >> ONE OF MANY LESSONS THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CONGRESSMAN LEWIS AND THAT WE WILL ENDURE SENATOR BOOKER, THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME THIS MORNING AND SHARING THE MAN THAT YOU KNEW WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>>> THANK YOU, VERY MUCH >>> MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S REVISED SEASON IS ALMOST UNDERWAY AND WHILE THE GAME REMAINS THE SAME, THERE IS A WHOLE LOT THAT WILL BE DIFFERENT FANS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY CARDBOARD STAND INS AND THE ROAR OF THE CROWDS NOW COMING FROM STADIUM SPEAKERS TEAMS HAVE BEEN PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE BALLPARK, SITTING IN THE STANDS, INSTEAD OF THE DUG OUT

>>> HE IS ON THE TRACK, HE IS AT THE WALL >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT THE NEW YORK YANKEES WRAPPING UP A WARM-UP SERIES WITH THE NEW YORK METS >> I THINK EVERYONE THAT IS HERE, I THINK FEELS COMFORTABLE THAT NOT ONLY THEY ARE DOING THINGS THAT GIVE US THE BEST CHANCE TO BE SAFE, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS A RISK THAT IS INVOLVED IN BEING HERE >> Reporter: THE LEAGUE'S SHORTENED 60 GAME SEASON, WHICH STARTS THURSDAY, WILL LOOK DIFFERENT AROUND THE DIME SPIT AND GO CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED

PITCHERS CAN'T LAKE THEIR FINGERS ON THE MOUND AND HIGH FIVES ARE OUT CANADA THE BLUEJAYS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY GAMES AT HOME PRO FOOTBALL IS ALSO TACKLING ITS OWN UNPRECEDENTED SEASON AS NFL PLAYERS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS THIS WEEK, THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS ASSOCIATION ARE WORKING ON IMPLEMENTING SAFETY MEASURES >> EVERYTHING THEY HAVE COME UP WITH IS SAFE AND REASONABLE >> SOME OF THE NFL'S BIGGEST STARS DISAGREE, SPEAKING OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY

PATRICK MAHOMES IS HOPING THE NFL WILL COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SAFE AND RIGHT PROTOCOL SO WE CAN FEEL PROTECTED THE HOUSTON TEXANS JJ WATT SAYING WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF THERE WILL BE EVERY DAY TESTING OR NOT GROWING CONCERN AND AN EMPHASIS ON SAFETY

>>> AND THE SAINTS QUARTERBACK DREW BREES ALSO CHIMED IN ON TWITTER, WRITING IF THE NFL DOESN'T DO THEIR PART TO KEEP PLAYERS HEALTHY, THERE IS NO FOOTBALL IN 2020 IT IS THAT SIMPLE GET IT DONE THE NFL HAD NO COMMENT BUT THE LEAGUE DID HAVE A MEETING ON FRIDAY WITH ALL OF THE TEAMS ON A CONFERENCE CALL, AND ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION, FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FROM THE CDC TO ROLL- OUT THESE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WE NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT IS THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH? AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE, ONLY ON MSNBC

>>> WE ARE REMINDED, TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL, LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT YOU JUST SHOULDN'T FEEL LESS THAN THAT IS THE THING

>> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CA FAST IF I, HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE HAVE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY AREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, NEEDS TO BRING THIS BACK IN STAGES >>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED

IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >>> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND, SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART? >> ARE YOU WORRIED IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT

THE GOLD COURT OF THE NEW YORK CITY COMMUTER BELT >> IT IS ABOUT 18,000 PEOPLE, VERY WEALTHY VERY LOW CRIME RATE >> Reporter: BUT IN THE SPRING OF 2019, THE WELL TO DO TOWN BECAME THE SETTING FOR A MYSTERY THAT CAPTURED THE NATURE >> A MISSING PERSON CASE, IT WAS AN OVERCAST FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 24th

JENNIFER DROPPED HER FRIENDS OFF AT SCHOOL AND SEEMINGLY DROPPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH >> SHE WOULD NEVER LEAVE HER CHILDREN >> Reporter: THAT IS THE PART OF THE STORY THAT MADE NO SENSE? >> EXACTLY IN THE YEAR SINCE JENNIFER WENT MISSING, DATELINE HAS CONTINUED TO FOLLOW THE INVESTIGATIONS IN HIS FIRST NETWORK INTERVIEW A SERGEANT OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE SAID SECURITY VIDEO SHOWED JENNIFER'S SUV RETURNING HOME AT 8:05 THAT MORNING

AND WHEN POLICE SEARCHED JENNIFER'S GARAGE, HE SAID THEY FOUND HER BLOOD A LOT OF IT >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED IN THAT GARAGE? >> MY PERSONAL BELIEF, BASED ON THE BLOOD SPATTER, A VIOLENT ASSAULT OCCURRED IN THAT GARAGE WHETHER SHE WAS BLUDGEONINGED TO DEATH, YOU COULD SEE THE BLOOD SPATTER UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLES, UNDERNEATH THE DRIVE SHAFT >> Reporter: IN A RECENT INTERVIEW, CONNECTICUT'S CHIEF STATE'S ATTORNEY REVEALED A NEW CLUE THAT HE SAYS PROVES JENNIFER'S ESTRANGED HUSBAND PLOTTED HER MURDER

>> MOST TELLING, HONESTLY, WAS THE ZIP TIES THAT WERE CUT AND HAD JENNIFER'S BLOOD ON THEM >> Reporter: THIS IS NEW TO A LOT OF US WHAT ARE ZIP TIES? >> OUR THEORY IS THEY WERE USED TO INCAPACITATE JENNIFER IN THE GARAGE >> Reporter: FROM THE BEGINNING, INVESTIGATORS HAD THEIR EYES ON JENNIFER'S ESTRANGED HUSBAND, OTIS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WERE CHARGED

THEY BOTH PLEADED NOT GUILTY >> Reporter: WHAT DO THOSE PICTURES SHOW? THE PICTURES SHOW FOLKS WE BELIEVE WERE OTIS AND MICHELLE AS DROPPING OFF GARBAGE BAGS >>> CLOTHING, SPONGES AND LATER MOPS, THAT CONTAINED JENNIFER'S BLOOD >> Reporter: LAST AUGUST, OTIS AGREED TO SPEAK WITH DATELINE >> Reporter: OTIS, DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH JENNIFER'S DISAPPEARANCE? >> I DID NOT

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE IT AT THAT >> Reporter: BUT YOU CAN SAY THAT MUCH? >> ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: HE WAS LATER CHARGED WITH JENNIFER'S MURDER AFTER PLEADING NOT GUILTY, HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKE HIS LIFE, AND DIED TWO DAYS LATER MICHELLE AND A FRIEND OF HIS WERE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER

BOTH PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ARE AWAITING TRIAL THE FATE OF THE MISSING MOM REMAINSEN SHROUDED IN MYSTERY, ONE BEGGING FOR A RESOLUTION, YET TO COME >> Reporter: DO YOU THINK YOU'LL FIND HER? >> WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF STUFF WE ARE DOING AND I'M CONFIDENT WE ARE GOING TO FIND HER >> Reporter: WOW

HEAR MUCH MORE TONIGHT IN A NEW DATELINE SPECIAL, CALLED THE DAY JENNIFER DISAPPEARED TUNE IN AT 10:00, 9:00 CENTRAL, RIGHT HERE ON NBC >>> I'LL TELL YOU, YOU KNOW, IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING LEARNING OF JOHN LEWIS' DEATH, I KEPT THINKING ABOUT FIRST MEETING HIM PACK IN 1988 AND WHAT WAS SO COMPLETELY OBVIOUS ABOUT HIM IS HE WAS A TRUTH TELLER THERE WERE TWO THINGS IN HIS LIFE HE BELIEVED IN

UNEQUIVOCALLY SCRIPTURE, AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SO PART OF OUR JOB OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HAS BEEN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS OF AMERICA'S PAST AND RECENTLY, THAT TRIP TOOK US TO DETROIT >> Reporter: WHEN THE PROTEST STARTED HERE A FEW DAYS AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S MURDER, POLICE AND PROTESTERS CLASHED

PEPPER SPRAY WAS FIRED INTO THE CROWD HUNDREDS WERE ARRESTED AND FOR A FEW DAYS AT LEAST, SOME HERE FELT NO NOT AGAIN >> THERE IS NO JOY IN AMERICA TONIGHT

HERE IN DETROIT, THE WORST RIOT IN MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY >> JULY 1967 FIVE DAYS OF CHAOS ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS BURNED TO ASHES HOUSES OF ARRESTS AND 43 PEOPLE KILLED

>> "LAW & ORDER" HAVE BROKEN DOWN IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN >>> PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON CALLED IN THE AIR FORCE EVELYN MILLER SAW WHAT HAPPENED TO DETROIT WITH HER OWN EYES AND WARNED HER GRANDDAUGHTER >> WHAT DID YOU SAY TO KIMBERLY, WHEN YOU HEARD SHE MIGHT GO AND MARCH? >> I KNOW HER IF THEY GETS ANGRY, NO TELLING WHAT SHE MIGHT DO

>> Reporter: ACTIVE IN BLACK LIVES MATTER, KIM DID MARCH >> I KNOW AS A CITY WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY AND OUR POLICE OFFICERS ARE DIFFERENT, FOR LACK OF BETTER WORDS BUT I KNEW THAT SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE >> IN THE 60s, DETROIT'S POLICE FORCE WAS WELL OVER 90% WHITE IN A CITY THAT WAS ONE-THIRD BLACK

POLICE BRUTALITY WAS ROUTINE, EXPECTED >> IT WAS USUALLY THE BIG FOUR >> Reporter: DR IKE McKEN NAN IS A COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND A FORMER CHIEF OF THE DETROIT POLICE >> IT WAS A GREAT SCHOOL

AS I WAS LEAVING, THESE FOUR OFFICERS JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR, AND STARTED TO BEAT ME >> Reporter: BEAT YOU? >> JUST BEAT ME I WAS ASKING WHY AND THE MORE I ASKED WHY, THE MORE THEY BEAT ME >> PRACTICALLY EVERY MAN OF COLOR WHO IS MY AGE OR CLOSE TO IT WHO GREW UP IN DETROIT, FINDS THE SAME STORY

>> Reporter: RACISM, BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM >> LIKE IT IS RIGHT NOW 2020 THAT WE GET STOPPED BY A POLICE OFFICER, A SIMPLE TRAFFIC VIOLATION WE MAY NOT MAKE IT TO JAIL

WE MAY NOT MAKE IT HOME WE MAY NOT MAKE IT TO A HOSPITAL >> Reporter: TONI STOVALL AND CLIFF GREEN ARE THE PROPRIETORS OF HOT SAM'S THEY HAVE ADDRESSED THE MAYORS AND THE STARS OF MOTOWN YES, THAT IS THE TEMPTATION

>> I'M GOING TO TRY THIS ONE DAY ON THE "TODAY" SHOW, THEY'LL BE SAYING, FORGET IT, IT ALL STARTS IN DETRIED >> Reporter: 99 YEARS OF BUSINESS >> WHEN I SAW THE OFFICES WITH THEIR KNEE ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK AND HE WAS SAYING HE COULDN'T BREATHE, IT JUST TOOK ME BACK TO SLAVERY TIME WHEN WE REALLY HAD NO VOICE

>> Reporter: SO PEOPLE LIKE KIMBERLY FISHER BEGAN TO PROTEST AND BECAUSE OF THAT, HER GRANDMOTHER SHARED A LONG HELD SECRET >> THIS IS ME WHEN THEY ARRESTED HER THESE ARE MY FINGERPRINTS RIGHT HERE >> Reporter: THEN A CURIOUS TEENAGER, SHE JOINED THE MAYHEM HER MEMORY IS CRYSTAL CLEAR

>> I REMEMBER SEEING TANKS, SO MANY POLICEMEN, RIFLES JUST THICK >> Reporter: SHE STOOD BY AS STORES WERE BROKEN INTO A SOLDIER TOLD HER SHE COULD GO HOME >> HE SAID YOU CAN GO AND I WOULD NOT MOVE

I WOULD NOT MOVE BECAUSE I WAS TOO SCARED THEY WAS GOING TO SHOOT ME AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME, THEY COULD REALLY SHOOT ANYBODY AND NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN TO HIM >> Reporter: HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED? >> THAT IS WHAT I WAS THINKING >> Reporter: REFERRING TO TRAYVON MARTIN, KIMBERLY ADDS >> YOU CAN BE WALKING HOME WITH SKITTLES AND A TEA AND GET GUNNED GOWN IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND NOTHING WILL HAPPEN

>> Reporter: WHITES, BY THE TENS OF THOUSANDS, FLED DETROIT AFTER THE RIOT HOUSEWIVES WOUND UP FOR GUN TRAINING CLASSES IN THE SUBURBS WHERE, TO THIS DAY, MANY BLACKS FEEL UNWELCOME >> WE HAD SEVERAL SUNDOWN TOWNS WHERE YOU KNOW IT IS GOING TO GET PULLED OVER IT IS TIME TO LEAVE

>> Reporter: ONCE IT STARTS? >> ABSOLUTELY YOU ARE GOING TO GET PULLED OVER THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE >> Reporter: IF ANY HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT DETROIT'S SEGREGATED PAST, LOOK AT THIS NEAR 8-MILE ROAD, A WALL, BUILT IN THE 1940s, WITH ONE PURPOSE

SEPARATION HAS AMERICA LEARNED ANYTHING SINCE 1967? >> I WOULD GET ON THE ELEVATOR RIGHT HERE THERE WILL BE AN OLD WHITE WOMAN ON THE ELEVATOR WITH ME AND SHE WILL GRAB HER PURSE LIKE I'M GOING TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM HER HAS IT CHANGED? IT HAS TO CHANGE FOR US ALL TO LIVE TOGETHER >> TRUER WORDS NEVER SPOKEN

IT HAS TO CHANGE FOR US ALL TO GET TOGETHER TO LIVE TOGETHER AS A PERSON, YOU MEET HER, SHE IS QUIET SHE IS KNOWN AS THE SAINT OF HER CHURCH AND FOR HER TO REVEAL THOSE RECORDS FROM 50 SOME YEARS AGO WAS EARTH SHATTERING

POWERFUL, POWERFUL STUFF >> AND A SURPRISE ON HER GRANDDAUGHTER BUT I WAS STRUCK BY HER SAYING THERE ARE STILL SUNDOWN TOWNS TOWNS YOU DON'T GO IN AFTER SUNDOWN IN 2020 >>> YOU KNOW THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE

EXACTLY WHAT SHE SAID >> YEAH >>> WE ARE, ALL THREE OF US, THE OWNERS OF HARLEM >> THAT IS WHAT KIM HARRIS, KEVIN BRADFORD AND STACEY LEE PLEDGED TO PATRONS WHEN THEY LAUNCHED HARLEM HOPS TWO YEARS AGO >> YOU GUYS ARE THE FIRST 100% BLACK-OWNED CRAFT BEER BAR IN HARLEM? >> YES

>> WHEN WE FIRST OPENED OUR DOORS, IT WAS AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE >> KIM WAS FIRST TO IMAGINE BRINGING THIS ESTABLISHMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE SHE WAS BORN AND RAISED >> Reporter: WHAT REALLY GAVE YOU THE CONFIDENCE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN? >> THERE WAS NO PLACE IN HARLEM, WHERE I COULD GET GOOD, ESPECIALLY LOCAL CRAFT BEER BECAUSE I ALREADY WANTED TO OPEN UP A RESTAURANT OR A BAR IN MY PAST, I JUST HAD A CONNECTION THAT SAID MAYBE I SHOULD TRY TO OPEN UP A BEER BAR >> Reporter: THE EVENT PLANNER WROTE HER BUSINESS PLAN AND IN 2016 A RESTAURANT CONSULTANT INTRODUCED KIM TO KEVIN, ASPIRING CONTINUE PRE NEURO, MATH TEACHER AND FAN OF A GOOD BREW

>> Reporter: WHAT IS IT ABOUT CRAFT BEER? >> THE FRESHNESS IT IS GOOD >> Reporter: THEN KIM INVITED STACEY, ANOTHER EVENT PLANNER SHE HAD WORKED WITH, TO INVEST >> WE ARE A DIFFERENT SKILL SET BUT YOU KNOW THOSE DIFFERENCES HAVE REALLY COME TOGETHER TO ALLOW US TO MAKE IT A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

>> Reporter: THEY BONDED, NOT ONLY BY BEER, BUT ALSO WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ALL OF THEM HAVE GRADUATED FROM HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES >> I AM A GRADUATE OF THE CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY IT WAS JUST A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN >>> HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE VIBE THAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE WHEN PEOPLE WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR? >> IT FEELS LIKE CHEERS, WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME >> BLACK AND BROWN KIDS CAN WALK BY AND LOOK AT US AND SAY WOW, I CAN DO THAT, TOO

>> YOU STILL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPPORT BLACK- OWNED BREWERIES? >> YEAH, THERE ARE SEVERAL ACROSS THE COUNTRY MORE THAN YOU WOULD EXPECT AND WE HAVE A TAP LINE DEDICATED TO THEM >>> R AND RECE ED FEL AID IN THE SPRING >> THE WONDERFUL THING IS THAT WE CLOSED ONLY FOR ONE DAY KEVIN STARTED DELIVERING BEERS AND WE'RE STILL DOING DELIVERY AND PICK UP

>> Reporter: I WAS READING TODAY YOU MADE AS MANY AS 20 CRAFT BEER DELIVERIES A DAY IN A 20-BLOCK RADIUS ON A BIK BLOCK RADIUS ON A BIKE IN THE EARLY PART OF THIS PANDEMIC >> I THINK I MADE A DELIVERY ON 37th STREET OM AND I SWEAR TO GOD I SAID I HAD NO PROBLEM BUT I GAVE MY EXERCISE FOR THE DAY >> HOW ARE SALES NOW, COMPARED TO SAY A YEAR AGO? >> THERE DEFINITELY NOT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, BUT FOR ABOUT 10% LESS PEOPLE ON BUSINESSES, THAT'S DEFINITELY VERY BENEFICIAL FOR US

>> GIVING BACK IS AS MUCH ON TAPAS BEER FROM DELIVERING FOOD TO THE HOUSEKEEPING STAFF AT NEARBY MOUNT SINAI MORNING HOSPITAL TWO SCHOLARSHIPS TO HARLEM STUDENTS PLANNING TO ATTEND HBCUS >> WE EDWANT TO EDUCATE AS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE, AS WE CAN THE SAME WAY WE WERE EDUCATED WE BELIEVE THAT SERVICE IS WHAT WE PAY IN ORDER TO LIVE ON THIS EARTH AND HONESTLY A MIND STIS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE BUT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING TO INVEST IN

>> IN DTHE FUTURE HARLEM HOPS PLANS TO BREW THEIR OWN BEER AND THEIR ADVICE FOR BUDDING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IS NOT TO BE AFRAID TO TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH >> DON'T HESITATE, NOW AT THIS TIME, GET IT STARTED NEVER GIVE UP >> AMONG THE CHAOS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

>> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC

>>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A NEW CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN

>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART , IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL INTO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE IN NURSING HOMES WITH MORE THAN 37,000 RESIDENTS DYING FROM COVID-19 IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO CAN'T REMEMBER THEMSELVES PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE DEALT WITH A LAYERED BURDEN THROUGHOUT THIS CRISIS >> ACCORDING TO THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, MORE THAN 40% OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ARE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR ANOTHER FORM WOF DEMENTIA

>> MY MOM AND DORIS IS 91, AND SHE WAS DIAGNOSED AT AGE 77 IN 2006 >> LORETTA BEATTY'S MOTHER WAS MOVING TO LIFE T STRINGS ELDERCARE IN MARYLAND IN 2018 AND BLOSSOM ACCORDING TO LORETTA BUT WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, THE FACILITY WENT ON LOCKDOWN, AND BERETTA WENT OVER 90 DAYS WITHOUT SEEING HER MOTHER >> IT IS THE LONGEST I'VE EVER BEEN STUCK IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND YOUR NUMBER ONE FEAR, NO MORE PERSONAL VISITS EVERYONE WILL BE DOINVIDEO CHATS, FIRST MY THOUGHT, WAS IN MY EVER GOING TO SEE MY MOTHER AGAIN >> EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW THAT, EVERYBODY

>> BECAUSE THE LEADER STAGES OF HER DISEASE LORETTA HASN'T TRY TO EXPLAIN THE GROWING CRISIS >> MELISSA WATTS AND HER WIFE CARRIE MEYER HAVE ALSO DECIDED NOT TO EXPLAIN CORONAVIRUS TO MELISSA'S MOTHER JOYCE BECAUSE JOYCE IS BEDRIDDEN THEY HAVE TAKEN A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THE PANDEMIC AS AT-HOME CAREGIVERS >> THERE ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE HOME, SO I THINK THAT IS AFFECTING THEIR HEALTH, AND THE FACT THAT LIKE CARRIE SAID, MY MOM IS AT THE POINT IN HER DISEASE, WHERE SHE'S CHANGING AND SHE IS HORRIFIC TO LISTEN TO WE WOULD %GET THE RESPITE AND LEAVE THE HOUSE AT 5:00 AT NIGHT AND MENTALLY STEP AWAY FROM EVERYTHING AND THAT NO LONGER IS AN OPTION

>> AREAS TAKING OVER AS THE PRIMARY CAREGIVER FOR MELISSA'S MOTHER IN ORDER TO LIMIT OTHER CAREGIVERS WHO WORK IN OTHER FACILITIES FROM ENTERING THE HOUSE AND POTENTIALLY INFECTING THEM >> OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WERE ABLE, THEY ARE STRUGGLING AND DURING THIS PANDEMIC, BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE TYPES THAT THEY COULD, BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STARTED >> THE CARE AND SUPPORT FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, THE ORGANIZATION HAS TO DRAW ATTENTION THE DIFFICULTIES THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON FIVE POINT 1 MILLION AMERICANS, SUFFERING WITH THE DISEASE >> THE GUIDANCE FROM THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, TO THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT, IS THAT WE ARE NOT DOING NEARLY ENOUGH

>> WHAT WE ARE SEEING FRANKLY, IS THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA, ARE ALSO DECLINING, BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT TTHEY HAVE HAD, THE SOCIAL ISOLATION PIECES HERE, IT IS REALLY DEVASTATING AND WE ARE SEEING THE RESULTS OF THAT AS THIS PLAYS OUT >> MELISSA KNOWS THAT AT-HOME CAREGIVERS ESPECIALLY THOSE TAKING CARE OF A FAMILY MEMBER FACE UNCERTAINTY, AND LIMITED RESOURCES BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >> I CAN ONLY SEE MY MOM COMPROMISE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT BEFORE I BREAK DOWN >> IT IS A CHALLENGE

>> IT IS A TEST, SHE WILL BE FINE >> LORETTA FINALLY SAW HER MOTHER IN LATE JUNE MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE PROTOCOLS >> THAT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE >> I MEAN SHE SAID I CAN EMAIL BUT I HAD TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GO

>> I WAS RUSHING OVER THERE I TOOK THIS LIGHT PINK BALL, AND YOU STILL HAD TO BE YOU KNOW, SIX FEET OAPART SO I WAS ON ON SIDE OF THE PATIO TABLE AND SHE WAS ON THE OTHER WE THREW THE BALL BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE TABLE IT WAS JUST THERE WASN'T ANYTHING BETTERER SHE SAID THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER THIS IS FUN >> THE JOY THAT LORETTA FELT, WAS TEMPERED BY WHAT SHE AND MANY CAREGIVERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS FERAL FOR METHEIR LOVED ONES WITH DEMENTIA >> GUILT

>> THAT WAS CONCERNING NOT KNOWING WHOSE HANDS SHE WAS AND DO THEY REALLY CARE YOU KNOW, THEY'VE BEEN DOING THIS ALONG WITH COVID-19 THEY ARE EXHAUSTED TOO WHAT KIND OF CARE WAS SHE REALLY GETTING? IT IS VERY SCARY >> >>> ADDICTION MORATORIUMS ARE A TEMPORARY MEASURE TO PAUSE THE EVICTION PROCESS AND AS SOON AS THE MORATORIUMS EXPIRE WHICH THEY HAVE IN OVER HALF OF THE STATES

THE EVICTION PROCESS EXCEPT AGAIN RIGHT WHERE IT LEFT OFF, THE UNITED STATES IS CONDITIONED TO FACE THE MOST SEVERE HOUSING ISCRISIS WE HAVE EVER SEEN IN THE LAST CENTURY, RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT NUMBER BETWEEN 19 TO 28 MILLION RENTERS BEING DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES MY NAME IS NATALIE I LIVE IN BROOKLYN, I LIVE IN PRO-I AM AN ADMINISTRATOR SO I WORK WITH NONPROFITS AND I WORK FROM HOME REMOTE, MY OTHER ROOMMATE IS A COLLEGE STUDENT AND MY OTHER ROOMMATE IS A LIGHTING AND PRODUCTION DESIGNER WHO HAS BEEN OUT OF WORK SINCE THINGS GOT CLOSED I'M ADVOCATING FOR HER TO GET HER JOB BACK >> LIKE I AM DOING A LOT WITH THE SERVICE ORGANIZATION THAT I WORK WITH

WHEN I CAME HERE, AND MY OTHER ROOMMATE CAME HERE THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN A HISTORY OF MISCONDUCT THERE HAS BEEN PRESIDENT FOR TENANTS EVERY NEW WAVE OF TENANTS IT WAS OUT THERE, WHEN THE PANDEMIC STARTED AFTER THE INITIAL SHOCK AND PANIC OF NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WE WERE PROACTIVE WE WOULD REACH OUT TO THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, WE SAID HEY, CAN WE WORK WITH YOU ESSENTIALLY WE ASKED HIM YOU KNOW IN LIEU OF NOT BEING ABLE TO PAYAY OUR RENT SOME OF US HA TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HEALTH AND RENT CAN WE TALK ABOUT IT? A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN PAY AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY THEY WERE PAYING BEFORE LITERALLY, THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS THEY THE MONEY THEY ARE HAVING MY ROOMMATE IS STILL ON UNEMPLOYMENT SHE'S AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE ASKING HER TO BURN THROUGH HER SAVINGS AND CHOOSE BETWEEN THE

RENT A MEDICINE AND RENT AND FOOD AND I DON'T SEE WHY HE SHOULD BE MAKING MONEY OFF OF US, WE ARE NOT OKAY >> OTHER THAN BEING TAKEN TO JAIL I TOCAN'T THINK OF ANYTHIN LIKE THIS, THEY'RE ASKING YOU TO STAY HOME TAKING AWAY THEIR HOME >> MY NAME IS EDUARDO, I'M AN ORGANIZER AND MEMBER OF >> AS TENANT ASSOCIATION, OR THE TENANT UNION IS NEIGHBORS TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THE THINGS THEY ARE EXPERIENCING WITH LEGWORK

WE BASE IT ON THE CONCEPT OF THE LANDLORD BOIS THE BOSS WHIC IS WHAT YOU WOULD IN A WORKPLACE AND SO YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR IT, FOR SOME PEOPLE IT IS FULL PAYMENT FOR SOME PEOPLE IT IS THIS IDEA OF BEING IN SOLIDARITY WITH YOUR FELLOW TENANTS THAT ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY THEIR RENT AND SAYING ALL RIGHT I'M GOING TO WITHHOLD MY RENT AND PUT IN A SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT UNTIL THE LANDLORD DEALS WITH IT AND MAKE SURE THAT MY NEIGHBORS ARE SAFE >> IF WE CAN'T KEEP PEOPLE HOUSED STABLY THROUGH THIS TIME WE CAN EXPECT THE UNITED STATES TO FALL INTO A SECOND WAVE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN THE FORM OF WIDESPREAD ADDICTION AND ALL OF THE HEIGHT HEALTH CARE EXPENDIPOOR , AND OUTCOMES THAT IT HCAUSES >> MY HOPE IS THAT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CRISIS, T THAT IT CAUSES THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HOUSING SITUATION TO HAVE TO PROVIDE RELIEF FUNDING >> THE PROPOSITION IN PLACE TO CANCEL THE RENT OR RENT RELIEF, AND THE MORATORIUMS THE COUPLES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO REALLY CREATE A POSITIVE SYSTEM, AND TO UPLIFT IT, SO THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSING MARKET FROM TENANTS TO PROPERTY OWNERS, ARE ABLE TO RESTORE IT

>>> THE SYSTEM IS FAILING US, THE SYSTEM FROM THE BOTTOM IS ROTTING SO I THINK IT'S LIKE OKAY, IT'S NOT JUST ME I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW GOING TO GET MY GROCERIES AND MY MEDICINE I REALLY HOPE, THAT MORE BUILDINGS JOIN, AND I HOPE IT IS JUST %THIS QUESTION OF THE GOVERNMENT I HOPE THAT WHEN PEOPLE SEE WHAT IS POSSIBLE THE COLLECTIVE POWER AND THE WAY WE ARE ORGANIZING THE DATA HELPS MORE PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION MAKE IT, SO THAT THERE IS A BASE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE

>> AT THE TIME, WE THOUGHT THE GREAT RECESSION WAS A ONCE IN A GENERATION, MAYBE ONCE IN A CENTURY ECONOMIC DISASTER >> IS ANXIOUS AND UNSETTLED AS MAYBE I HAVE EVER FELT >> HOW MY GOING TO MAKE ENOUGH TO REALLY FEEL COMFORTABLE OR, YOU KNOW, JUST TO MAKE ENDS MEET AT THAT POINT >> WE FELT BETRAYED BY THE SYSTEM

>> FOR THOSE OF US THAT GRADUATED INTO THE WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION MANY OF US HAVEN'T GOTTEN OVER IT >> I HAVE THIS IDEA AND THE STREAM AND VISION, OF WHERE MY LIFE IS GOING TO GO >> AND I HAD TO PUT IT ON HOLD, BECAUSE THERE WEREN'T HELP OUT THERE >> I HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM 2008 RECESSIONS WILL TERRIBLE FOR MOST EVERYONE

ARE PARTICULARLY AWFUL FOR THOSE JUST ENTERING THE JOB MARKET >> IF YOU ENTER THE MARKET, THIS GENERATION DID, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE ONGOING PROBLEMS, ON TRANSPORTING, BUT ALSO MILLENNIAL'S ARE FINALLY GETTING BACK ON HER FEET BAM, THE PANDEMIC >> I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY IT COULDN'T HAVE COME AT A WORSE TIME FOR THEM >> FOR THE WORST TIME IN MODERN MEMORY WERE HAVING TO CONFRONT AN UGLY TRUTH

MY GENERATION WILL BE WORSE OFF THAN MY PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS WERE >> NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING WE DID OR DIDN'T DO BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE, WE WERE BORN IN THE WRONG GEARS >> OUR PARENTS TOLD US WHAT OUR ADULT SHOULD LOOK LIKE IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT

>> THIS IS THINK AGAIN WITH ANDREW STERN WHERE I TAKE YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AS I DIG INTO COMPELLING COMPLEX, OR CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS AND MAKE US WONDER, DO WE NEED TO THINK AGAIN? >> UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRIVATE ROUTE TO ESCAPE THIS PANDEMIC HAS BEEN EXCRUCIATING FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE >> IT IS TOO EARLY TO KNOW WHICH GENERATIONS WILL BE MOST INJURED BY THIS THAT WILL TAKE YEARS TO SORT OUT BUT ONE THING WE DO KNOW, IS AT THE 12 FOLLOWING THE GREAT RECESSION IS AN ECONOMIC CHALLENGE DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE

>> AND AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT THE TIMING IS UNIQUELY BAD FOR MY AGE GROUP >> MILLENNIAL'S HAVE LOWER RATES OF EMPLOYMENT OVERALL, THEY HAVE LOWER EARNINGS, LOWER SAVINGS, AND LAYERED ON TOP OF THAT, THEY HAVE DEBT WHICH OF COURSE WAS DEEPLY RELATED TO THAT LOWER EMPLOYMENT, AND LOWER EARNINGS >> THEY CARRY WITH THEM OVER TIME, AND THEN CARRYING ALL OF THAT INTO THIS PARTICULAR ECONOMIC CRISIS >> THE ETHOS OF AMERICA IS UPWARD MOBILITY, THE AMERICAN DREAM IS BUILT ON THE PROMISE THAT EACH GENERATION BUILDS ON THE PREVIOUS ONE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVES STEADILY

>> FOR AS FAR BACK AS US CENSUS DATA GOES, THAT HAS BEEN TRUE POSSIBLY WE HAVE RISEN UNTIL GEN X HANDED THE BATON TO US

ACROSS THE EDUCATION SPECTRUM WE ARE EARNING LESS THAN THE PREVIOUS GENERATIONS BUT WHY? >> WITH THE MOST DIVERSE, MOST EDUCATED, MOST PRODUCTIVE GENERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY BUT, FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT, THIS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DEALT A WORST HAND >> TWICE >> AND AS I LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS, IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH TIMING

>> WHEN A RECESSION HAPPENS, THE IMPACTS ARE OFTEN UNEVEN, THESE COHORTS WERE COMING INTO THE AGE DURING THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, UNFORTUNATELY THERE REALLY STRONG NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT, THEY COME OUT TO A VERY DIFFICULT LABOR MARKET AND IT IS HARD TO GET OF GOOD FIRST JOB AND MAYBE HARD TO GET A JOB AT ALL BUT IF THEY DO, GET A JOB, THEY'RE LIKELY TO GET A JOB THAT MAYBE HAS LOWER PAY, AND LOWER QUALITY, THEN THE JOB THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN IF THEY HAD GRADUATED EARLIER >> IN 2008, SOME OF US WERE PRETTY HAPPY TO HAVE A LOUSY FIRST JOB, JUST SO LONG AS WE HAD ONE >> WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE AT THE TIME, IS THAT THAT FIRST JOB, HAS MAJOR IMPACT AND RIPPLE OUT ACROSS YOUR ENTIRE CAREER >> IT IS TRUE, THAT THE TRAJECTORY OF YOUR ECONOMIC FUTURE, YOUR LIFE IS ALTERED PERMANENTLY ON THAT BRIDGE

THE FIRST JOB THAT YOU GET, SETS YOU UP FOR THE SECOND JOB WHICH SETS YOU UP FOR THE THIRD JOB, RIGHT? AND SO, WHERE YOU START IN THE CAREER TRAJECTORY REALLY MATTERS >> I CHECKED IN WITH HALF A DOZEN OR SO OF MY FELLOW MILLENNIAL'S, SOME I KNEW, SOME I DIDN'T IN THEIR EXPERIENCE BORE THAT OUT ACROSS THE BOARD >> I EITHER HAVE TO PREPARE MYSELF FOR A LONG STRETCH OF NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK WHEN I GRADUATE, OR YOU KNOW, JUST TRYING TO SCRAP FOR ANYTHING POSSIBLE AT THAT POINT >> THERE WERE NO JOBS AND I REMEMBER BEING FRIENDS WITH SENIORS WHO WERE GETTING READY TO GRADUATE, THEY WERE PANICS THAT THEY COULDN'T FIND JOBS >> AND SO, THEY EITHER HAD TO WORK FOR FREE, OR WORK IN A DIFFERENT INDUSTRY

>> AND, THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME WHEN I FINALLY FINISHED COLLEGE IN 2010 >> THE LEGAL MARKET IS COMPLETELY BLOWING UP, IT IS FROM YOU KNOW, JOBS EVERYWHERE, TOO THERE AREN'T ANY JOBS, NEW ATTORNEYS CAN'T GET WORK, AND IT WAS CHAOS >> THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME, THAT I EVER REMEMBER BATTLING SOMETHING THAT SOUNDED LIKE DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY I WAS 30 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN I AM NOW, AND HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE AGE OF 27 I REMEMBER THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TOLL THAT IT TOOK, WAS PRETTY PROFOUND >> COMPARED TO GEN X TWICE AS MANY MILLENNIAL'S TOOK ON STUDENT DEBT TO GO TO COLLEGE OR GRAD SCHOOL

AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO TOOK ON THAT, ON AVERAGE, IT WAS 50% MORE THAN GEN X >> THAT DOESN'T HELP THE COLLEGE WAS DRAMATICALLY MORE EXPENSIVE FOR US >> ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH FOR MANY OF US ARE STARTING SALARIES WERE LOWER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY EXPECT >> MILLENNIAL'S EARN 20% LESS THAN BABY BOOMERS DID AT THE SAME AGE

>> WE CAN'T BUY A HOUSE, UNLESS WE ARE ABLE TO SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY WE HESITATED TO GET MARRIED OR HAVE KIDS >> IN 1965, THE TYPICAL AMERICAN FIRST MARRIED AROUND 22 YEARS OF AGE BUT 2017, IT WAS CLOSER TO 28 IN 1972, THE AVERAGE AGE OF FIRST-TIME PARENTS WAS ABOUT 24 YEARS OLD

>> NOW, IT IS 28 1/2 >> EVERYTHING WAS DELAYED AT BEST, OR IMPOSSIBLE AT WORST >> YOU'RE NOT MAKING MORE, THAN YOUR PARENTS THE AMERICAN DREAM IS IDEALLY EACH GENERATION DOES BETTER THAN THE ONE BELOW THEM ACHIEVING IT IT'S A RESILIENT COMPARISON BUT WERE GOING TO FALL SHORT

>> THEY'VE BEEN LEFT IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE AS THOUGH THEIR ACTIONS ARE WHAT CAUSED A CERTAIN STANCES IN WHICH THEY CAUSE THEMSELVES WHEN IN FACT, IT WAS ACTUALLY THE CITIZENS MADE AT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL >>> SO, WE GOT DEALT A CRAPPY HAND, OUR TIMING WAS MONUMENTALLY UNLIKELY AND THERE WAS VERY LITTLE WE COULD DO ABOUT IT FOR MOST OF US, THIS COMPLETELY CHANGED HER MIND SET, AND OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

>> INDIVIDUALS LIKE MILLENNIAL'S WHO COME AT THE AGE DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, WERE TESTED ABOUT THE ECONOMY, AND THEIR ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, THERE ARE ALSO MOST PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR FUTURE >> THERE FUTURE CHANCES OF SUCCESS, THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THEY WILL BE HAPPY, IN OLD AGE, OR THE LIKELIHOOD THEY WILL RETIRE >> DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS COUNTRY IS IN OUR ECONOMIC POLICY, WORKING FOR YOU, DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE SET UP FOR SUCCESS? IN THE MODERN ECONOMY IN AMERICA? >> IF YOU WERE TO ASK ME A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I WOULD SAY FAIRLY YES BUT NOW, I DON'T THINK SO >> THERE ARE TWO EVENTS THAT ARE RELATIVELY CLOSE PROXIMITY IN TIME BETWEEN THE TWO

THEY HAVE SHAKEN A LOT OF CONFIDENCE THAT I HAVE, IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR SYSTEM >> I FELT REALLY BETRAYED BY THE SYSTEM EVEN THOUGH I WAS COMPLYING TO WHAT IS TO BE LIKE LEGITIMATE IN THE SYSTEM >> THESE FEELINGS OF ANGST AND INSECURITY TRANSLATE TO US TAKING FEWER RISKS, WE ARE LESS LIKELY TO START A BUSINESS, MORE HESITANT TO BUY A HOUSE OR HAVE KIDS THE NORMAL THINGS THAT POWERED THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND IT HAS BECOME ALL BUT A PIPE DREAM FOR SO MANY OF US

AND THAT WAS BEFORE COVID LANDED THE SECOND OF THE ONE- TWO PUNCH >> MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING BACK ONTO THEIR FEE AND GETTING BACK ONTO A CAREER TRAJECTORY THAT THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE ON, YEARS AGO WE ARE GETTING HIT AGAIN, AND THAT IS SORT OF THE ONE-TWO PUNCH THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT IS SOMETHING WE'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED AND THAT IS LIKELY TO HAVE PRETTY DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACTS FOR THIS GENERATION >> THE STABILITY THAT I WAS FIGHTING TO GET, A GUY COULD FINALLY GET WHEN I TURNED 30

LIKE THE WEEK THAT I TURNED 30, AND WHEN THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED FOR IT TO STOP, AND BE STALLED, IT IS PRETTY TRAUMATIC >> YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE >> IT IS ALWAYS BEEN A GUT PUNCH IN THE FACE EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS >> HILLARY LOST HER JOB AND IS STILL WAITING ON UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS ERIC CONTRACTED COVID-19 AND AFTER 10 DAYS FIGHTING IT RECOVERED WENT BACK TO WORK, AND WAS LAID OFF A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER

>> THIS ROLLER COASTER KEEPS GOING UP, YOU KNOW, WHEN IS IT GOING TO COME DOWN, IS IT GOING TO COME DOWN? AND NOW, IT IS LIKE OKAY, IT CAME DOWN AND IT CAME DOWN HARD >> BROOKS IS ON A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT AS A PROFESSOR FOR NEXT YEAR, BUT WITH STEVE LIKELY TO HIT HIGHER EDUCATION LONG-TERM JOB SECURITY IS NO GUARANTEE ROBBIE WAS HIT HARD ENOUGH HE CHOSE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AREA OF LAW TO PRACTICE, SPECIFICALLY SO THAT HE COULD WEATHER OF RECESSION >> I STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM 2008 AND I'M KIND OF LOST AS TO WHERE I AM AT NOW

>> WHEN I ASKED MY LARGER FRIEND GROUP ABOUT PLANS FOR GETTING MARRIED, BUYING A HOUSE, OR HAVING KIDS, THEY STRAIGHT UP LAUGHED AT ME >> WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THEIR OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE, ALMOST NONE OF THEM WERE OUTWARDLY OPTIMISTIC >> THIS IS PARTLY WHY MEDICARE FOR ALL, CANCELING STUDENT LOAN DEBT, AND OTHER BIG STRUCTURAL CHANGES PROPOSED BY POLITICIANS LIKE BERNIE SANDERS, ELIZABETH WARREN AND 80 OC, RESONATE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THEY ARE THE ONES WHO THE SYSTEM DOESN'T SEEM TO BE WORKING FOR >> THOSE WHO HAVEN'T FARED WELL DURING THE SYSTEM BLAME THEMSELVES, THAT IS WHERE THEY FEEL THE ETHICS, THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE, IN THAT SENSIBILITY

AND A GREATER RECOGNITION, THAT SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT THIS GENERATION HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING, ARE NOT DUE TO INDIVIDUAL FAILINGS BUT RATHER TO SYSTEMIC ONES >> THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING SYSTEMIC DOWNTURN DURING THE IMPRESSIONABLE YEARS ARE MORE LIKELY TO RESULT IN SUCCESS IN LUCK RATHER THAN HARD WORK >> THE PROBLEMS ARE REACHING SUCH A LEVEL IT IS HARD TO SEE HERSELF AS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CHOSE YOUR WAY, AND TO OUR PARTICULAR SITUATION BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME SITUATION IN WHICH YOU SEE YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR RELATIVES >> THIS MORNING THE RENOWNED SOUTH BEACH NIGHTLINE IS ON ICE >> IT'S UNBELIEVABLE

>> OCEAN DRIVE AND THE SURROUNDING ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT WILL SHUT DOWN FROM 8:00 PM UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING, THE LAST-MINUTE LIE DOWN COINCIDING WITH THIS COUPLES WEEKEND GETAWAY >> HE WAS UP LIKE US THE TRAVEL, LONG DISTANCES TO COME HERE, WE COME TO HAVE FUN

>> THE STRICT CURFEW, TO CORRAL A RELENTLESS UPTICK IN COVID 19 CASES >> WE NEEDED TO BASICALLY TONE DOWN THE PARTY, STARTED OFF A LITTLE BIT EARLIER DESPITE THE MEASURES, FLORIDA KEEPS SMASHING RECORDS ON SUNDAY, JUST SHY OF 12,500 NEW CASES THE FIFTH DAY IN A ROW, THE STATE TOPPED 10,000

WITH VIRUS NOW CLAIMING MORE THAN 5000 LIVES HERE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE LAST LISTED AT 27% WITH THE COUNTY, TELLING NBC NEWS THEY ARE MEETING WITH STATE STATISTICIANS ON MONDAY, TO GO OVER DISCREPANCIES NO MATTER WHERE THE NUMBERS LAND, THE CENTRAL FLORIDA STREET PARTY NOT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICYMAKERS HAVE BEEN PREACHING >> STAYING FOR REVELERS OF THE PACKED AFFAIR, AND DESTROY AND QUEENS, THIS TREE BASH SPAWNING OUTRAGE AS NEW YORK CITY MOVES INTO PHASE FOUR ON MONDAY

IN TEXAS, CASES TAKING UP, ESPECIALLY IN HOUSTON WHERE THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER IS ABOVE ICU BED CAPACITY BUT, THE PHYSICIANS ARE PROMISING NOT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY >> THREE HOURS AWAY, ONE COUNTY ANNOUNCED 85 BABIES, TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 NO >> AND IN CALIFORNIA, AN INVESTIGATION BY KNTV CAUGHT NEARLY 1000 CASES OF THE VIRUS, THE DAYCARE FACILITIES ENACROSS THE STATE, ROUGHLY 20% OF WHICH INVOLVED KIDS

>> RAISING NEW CONCERNS >> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LONG- TERM CAUSE OF THE ILLNESS IS GOING TO BE FOR THESE VERY YOUNG CHILDREN >> IN FLORIDA, SCHOOLS ARE SET TO REOPEN NEXT MONTH SO THE GOVERNOR HERE RON DESANTIS SAYS HE WANTS PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO EXERCISE A VIRTUAL OPTION IF THEY ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT >> THIS MORNING SHOPPERS AT WALMART AND SAM'S CLUB NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT STORES NATIONWIDE

>> THE MOVE THE LATEST ATTEMPT FROM A GROWING LIST OF NATIONAL RETAILERS TO TSLOW THE SPREAD COVID-19 AS LOWE'S, WALGREENS, CVS, AND KOHLS ARE ON ALSO REQUIRING MASKS, STARTING TODAY >> I DON'T REALLY SEE ANY GOOD REASON NOT TO WEAR A MASK >> SO NEARLY 6 MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AMERICANS ARE STILL DIVIDED ON THE CALLS TO MASK UP >> I THINK IT IS TOTALLY ABSURD, THAT THEY WOULD MAKE YOU IN FORCE YOU TO WEAR A MASK >> IS RULED OVER FACE LEAD TO S, AT TIMES FACE-OFFS

>> WERE CALLING THE POLICE >> CALL THEM >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLING FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY, HE WILL NOT SUPPORT A NATIONAL MASK POLICY >> I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, NO

I DON'T AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT THAT IF EVERYONE WEARS A MASK EVERYTHING WILL DISAPPEAR WITH THAT BEING SAID, I AM A BELIEVER IN MASKS I THINK THAT MASKS ARE GOOD, BUT, I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE COMES AS HIS OWN TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS URGE SWEEPING MASK OF USAGE >> ALL AMERICANS, NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS UP TO US, WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE STILL, 22 STATES HAVE NOT ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE, INCLUDING HARD-HIT ARIZONA, AND FLORIDA

GOVERNORS HAVE RECOGNIZED MASKS CAN BE EFFECTIVE, IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN GEORGIA, OVER 15,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED, THE GOVERNOR IS FINALLY FILING SUIT OF THE MASK ORDER >> I'M CONFIDENT THAT GEORGIANS DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING >> THE LAWSUIT ALSO ASKED FOR THE COURT TO RESTRAIN MAYOR BOTTOMS FOR MAKING STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS THAT SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO OPPOSE MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE MEASURES

THAN THE GOVERNOR >> THE MAYOR TWEETING, FAR MORE HAVE SACRIFICED TOO MUCH MORE, FOR ME TO BE SILENT >>> SAM'S AND WALMART NOT THE ONLY COMPANIES FOLLOWING SUIT HERE, LATER THIS WEEK WE KNOW HOME DEPOT, HARRIS TEETER GROCERY STORES, AND KROGER, ALSO PLAN ON LAMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES >>> NOW TO TALK MORE ABOUT MASKS, AND THE LATEST FINDINGS IN THE CORONAVIRUS, WE HAVE A DOCTOR HERE, GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US THIS MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING

>> LET'S DIG IN HERE YESTERDAY THE PRESIDENT SAID IN A NEW INTERVIEW THE INCREASE IN THE CORONAVIRUS CASES WAS BECAUSE THE US HAS THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD, AND THE MOST TESTING" IN YOUR OPINION, DOES THIS HELP EXPLAIN IN SOME WAYS, THE NATIONWIDE SURGE THAT WE ARE SEEING? >> IT IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION, IT'S PART OF THE REASON BUT IT IS A VERY SMALL PART OF THE REASON WHAT WE ARE SEEING, IS THE METRICS THAT WE USED TO SEE THE OUTBREAK, GETTING OUT OF CONTROL, IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL, THE INFECTION RATE IS SPIKING IN ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, YOU NAME IT THAT SUGGESTS THIS IS NOT JUST TESTING THIS IS THE FACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION RATES ARE INCREASING, AND IN SOME CASES ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL

SO, IT IS A VERY SMALL PART OF THE EQUATION >> THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT HE ADDRESSED HE ALSO SAID MANY NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL HEAL IN A DAY, FROM WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED AT THE HOSPITAL, OUR YOUNGER PEOPLE HEALING FASTER, THAN OLDER PATIENTS? >> IN GENERAL, IF YOU ARE YOUNGER YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO COME OUT OF THE ICU, BUT AS LIKELY TO GO INTO THE ICU AND REQUIRE A VENTILATOR SO THE NOTION THAT YOU WILL RECOVER IN A DAY, I BELIEVE IS FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG ON WHAT WE KNOW THAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BE AS AFFECTED AND CAN TRANSMIT THE DISEASE AS EASILY, AS FELT, SO YOUNG PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO TAKE NOTE, THIS ESSENTIALLY CAN SCARE NO ONE >> ONE OF >>THE BIG TOPICS TODA THE MASKS THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTS PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND THAT MASKS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS TOO DO YOU BELIEVE THAT MASKS CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS? >> MASKS DON'T CAUSE ANY FUNDAMENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS I HAVE HEARD SOME PATIENTS WITH SMOKING-RELATED LUNG DISEASE SAY HEY DOC, WILL I BE INHALING MORE CARBONLE OXIDE BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING BLOCKING ME FROM MOVING AIR INTO MY BODY WHEN I TAKE A BREATH

THE ANSWER IS NO, THERE IS NO IMPACT ON HOW CLAUSTROPHOBIA, ANXIETY, OF COURSE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE WEARING MASKS, THAT IS PART OF WHY WE'RE HAVING THIS DEBATE, BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW, IS THAT UNIVERSAL MASKING IS A MODEL THAT CAME FROM MY INSTITUTION UNIVERSAL MASKING COULD SAVE 100,000 LIVES BY THE END OF THE YEAR IF 100% OF INDIVIDUALS DO IT, AT MINIMUM 95% BUT WE FEEL LIKE EVERYBODY NEEDS TO DO IT JUST SEVEN IN 10 OR SIX OR 10 PEOPLE DOING IT IS NOT HAVING THE IMPACT THAT WE WANT >>> 100,000 IS A STAGGERING NUMBER, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TROUBLING HOTSPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, TEXAS, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, WHAT IS THE WAY PRFORWARD, WHAT STEPS D YOU BELIEVE WILL SLOW THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS? >> WELL, THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PART, MANDATING A MASK IS ONE PIECE OF IT, BUT ALSO, ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHEN YOU MANDATE A MASS, WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS IF WE CAN STOP PEOPLE, FROM SMOKING INDOORS BECAUSE IOF A FIRE, OR THE THREAT OF A FIRE, FROM PARKING WHERE YOU HESHOULD PARK DOWNTOWN, YOU NAME THE CITY, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A THREAT OF A FINE, TO ENFORCE A MASK POLICY I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU ARE SEEING A 70-YEAR-OLD, WHO GETS TO BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND ENCOURAGE ONE OF HIS BYSTANDERS TO WEAR A MASK, BUT FOR THINGS TO PLAY OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE NEED ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE LAND, WE NEED A MANDATE FOR MASKS AND WE NEED ENFORCEMENT AS WELL >>> ALL RIGHT, DR

THE LATEST ON THE FINDINGS OF THE SURGEON CASES, A LOT TO TALK ABOUT HOPEFULLY THE NEXT TIME WE TALK TO YOU WE YWILL HAVE SOME PROGRESS TO REPORT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >>> AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES, THIS MORNING QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 IN THE CLASSROOM GROWING >> THERE IS FNO WAY WE COULD SOCIALLY DISTANCE SECOND GRADERS >> WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE NOT GOING G TO GIVE THE MONEY, IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL

>> IN THE END, EXPERTS WARNED THE ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL APPROACH, IS SIMPLY NOT GOING TO WORK >> A NATIONAL MANDATE FOR SCHOOLS, TO OPERATE UNDER THE SAME APPROACH, I THINK IS A MAJOR MISTAKE >> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW DECIDING HOW TO REOPEN THE NATION SECOND BIGGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT LOS ANGELES GOING ALL ONLINE THIS FALL OTHER BIG CITIES, LIKE NEW YORK, CHICAGO, CONSIDERING A MIX OF REMOTE, AND IN PERSON LEARNING

>> I THINK THE HYBRID MODEL WAS THE BEST OPTION FOR US, BECAUSE IN PERSON INSTRUCTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT >> MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH HER OPTIONS AND EVALUATE DATA, A LARGE AND SYSTEMATIC NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA SUGGEST KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10, SPREAD THE DISEASE LESS ABOUT HALF AS MUCH AS ADULTS BUT, CHILDREN ABOVE THE AGE OF 10, CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS ADULTS >> OLDER KIDS, THOSE TEENAGERS, GET INFECTED MORE FREQUENTLY THAN YOUNGER KIDS, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE DO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF AS WE BRING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL

>>> IN ARIZONA WHERE COVA 19 CASES ARE SURGING A MATEACHER THERE SAID SHE IS AFRAID OF GOING BACK VITO SOON >> WE ALL WANT TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM, THAT IS WHAT TEACHERS MISS MORE THAN ANYTHING BUT WE WANT THEM HETO DO IT SAFELY >> SHE HAS BEEN ORGANIZING MOTOR MARCHES >> DOZENS OF TEACHERS DRIVING PAINTED CARS, HOPING TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS THEY SAY TEACHERS WILL FACE, AT SCHOOLS IF THEY REOPEN TOO SOON

>> I DON'T WANT MY THIRD GRADERS, TO HAVE TO ATTEND MY FUNERAL >> I DON'T WANT TO ATTEND ONE OF MY THIRD GRADERS FUNERALS THAT IS THE TRAUMA, THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT >> THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS WHO IS LIABLE IF PEOPLE GET SICK, THREE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE ASKED FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THAT FOLLOW GUIDELINES FROM BEING SUED >>> THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RAMPING UP HIS DEFENSE

OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AFTER A CONTENTIOUS IF HE KNEW OF FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY COVID-19 CASES SPIKING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN RECENT WEEKS THE PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYED THE INCREASE IN THOSE CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS >> FLAMES, WE ARE PUTTING OUT THE FLAMES MBOAND WE WILL PUT O IN SOME CASES JUST BURNING EMBERS

WE ALSO HAVE BURNING EMBERS, WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES >> AGAIN, THE RESIN CASES IS DUE TO INCREASED TESTING >> WE HAVE GREAT TESTING WE HAVE THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE, THAT WOULD HEAL IN A DAY, THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> EVEN HIS OWN TOP HEALTH EXPERTS WIDELY DISPUTE THE TESTING IS TO BLAME

AND INCLUDING DR ANTHONY FAUCI WHOM THE PRESIDENT CRITICIZED AGAIN SUNDAY >> WHEN HE SAID IT'S GOING TO BE ENORMOUS, THAT IS OKAY THE PRESIDENT DOUBLE DOWN ON HIS WIDELY CLAIMED THE VIRUS WILL ONE DAY DISAPPEAR

>> MR TRUMP, WHO HAS ONLY WORN A MASK ONCE, IN AN OFFICIAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE, SAID THAT HE HAS NO PLANS TO IMPOSE A NATIONAL MANDATE TO WEAR ONE >> I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, WITH THAT BEING SAID I'M A BELIEVER IN MASKS I THINK THAT MASKS ARE GOOD, BUT I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS

>> THE NIH DIRECTOR SET ON MEET THE PRESS, MASKS SHOULD NOT BE OPTIONAL >> WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE IT IS BIZARRE THAT WE HAVE TURNED MASK EWEARING INTO SOMETHING POLITICAL >> JOE SIBIDEN WHO IS LEADING PRESIDENT TRUMP BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN A NUDE ABC NEWS POLL, RESPONDED TO THE PRESIDENT'S INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY SAYING IN A STATEMENT, YOUR IGNORANCE ISN'T A VIRTUAL OR A SIDE OF YOUR STRENGTH IT IS UNDERCUTTING OUR RESPONSE TO THIS UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS AT EVERY TURN

AND IT IS COSTING AMERICANS THEIR JOB, AND THEIR LIVES >> >> THIS MORNING A MASSIVE MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY AFTER A GUNMAN SHOT AND KILLED THE 20- YEAR-OLD SUN OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE AT THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME >> HER FIHUSBAND WAS ALSO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ATTACK HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION >> MY NEIGHBOR SAID SHE HEARD GUNSHOTS HAPPENING

>> A SOURCE TELLING THE UNC ESTHER SALAS WAS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT WHEN IT UNFOLDED SUNDAY EVENING AND WAS NOT HARMED >> HER 63-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND DEFENSE ATTORNEY MARK ANGELO, WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES THEIR SUN DANIEL, A COLLEGE STUDENT, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER F >> SHE HEARD THIS SHOT, AND HE RAN TO HELP HIS FATHER AND, THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL BECAUSE THAT IS THE KIND OF FAMILY THAT THEY WERE

>> THE MAYOR OF NORTH BRUNSWICK WHERE THE FAMILY LIVED CONFIRMED THE SON'S DEATH THE FBI TWEETED IT IS LOOKING FOR ONE SUBJECT IN THE SHOOTING >> ONE PLACE TELLING W NBC, THE SHOOTER WAS BELIEVED TO BE DISGUISED AS A FEDEX DRIVER >> JUDGE SALAS IS THE FIRST HISPANIC WOMAN TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH IN NEW HJERSEY SHE WAS NOMINATED TO SERVE AS THE DISTRICT COURT JUDGE BY FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN 2010

AND HE'S PROVIDED A NUMBER OF HOPE PROFILE TRIALS INCLUDING THE RECENT TRIAL OF A FORMER HOUSEWIFE MORE RECENTLY SHE HAS RESIDED OVER A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY INVESTORS WHO CLAIM THE COMPANY MADE FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS ABOUT HIS ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICY AND FAILED TO MONITOR HIGH RISK CUSTOMERS INCLUDING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS JEFFREY EPSTEIN NEW JERSEY US

SENATOR BOB MENDEZ RELEASING A STATEMENT WHICH READS, MY Y PRAYERS ARE WITH JUDGE SALAS AND HER FAMILY AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRENDOUS ACT SWIFTLY UP OR RENTED AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE >>> NEIGHBORS SAY POLICE HAVE BEEN CANVASSING THE AREA, ASKING THEM FOR ANY VIDEOS THAT MIGHT SHED LIGHT AON THE TERRIBLE CRIME >>> NOW THE MAYOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK OVERNIGHT, SAID WALL JUDGE HAS HAD THREATS IN THE PAST THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING RECENTLY THE MAYOR ALSO SAID THEY ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE

IN A STATEMENT THIS MORNING SAID, IT IS INVESTIGATING AS WELL >>> WE ARE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CONGRESSMAN LEWIS'S DISTRICT, YOU SEE IN OUTPOUR OF TRIBUTES THOUGH STARTED WITHIN HOURS OF HIS DEATH AND THEY HAVE GONE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE MAGNITUDE, JUST HOW MUCH HE WAS BELOVED HERE IN THIS DISTRICT THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WITH A SIMPLE WORD AT THE TOP, HE ROSE YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, A REMINDER OF THE LOVE HE WAS, HERE IN HIS HOME DISTRICT THAT WE ARE SEEING THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FROM ENAROUND THE COUNTRY >> FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS COLLEAGUE SAY IT WAS JOHN LEWIS WHO GIVE CONGRESS ITS CONSCIENCE

>> WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, NOT JUST, NOT FAIR, YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAY SOMETHING DO SOMETHING >> THIS MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL, FLAGS LOWERED IN HIS HONOR, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED HE IS SADDENED BY THE CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH WAS ORDERED BY ALL FOUR FORMER PRESIDENTS HE LOVED THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH, THAT HE RISKED HIS LIFE, AND HIS BLOOD, THAT IT MAY LIVE UP TO THE >>PROMISE

>> HE WAS FEARLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FREEDOM WRITERS, LEWIS WAS JUST 23 WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON >>> WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BEAT >> HE SEALED HIS PLACE IN HISTORY, IN SELMA, ALABAMA BLOODY SUNDAY BEAT INTO THE GROUND ON THE EDMUND PETTIS BRIDGE WHILE HE MARCHED FOR VOTING RIGHTS, MANY ARE DEMANDING THE BRIDGE BEAR HIS NAME >>> THEY NEED TO TAKE HIS NAME OFF THE BRIDGE, AND REPAINTED, WITH A GOOD MAN

>> JOHN LEWIS WITH THE GOODNESS OF AMERICA >> LEWIS SHARED A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, HIS DAUGHTER REMEMBERS THE MAN THAT SHE KNEW AS UNCLE JOHN >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE, FROM HIS LEGACY? >> JOHN LEWIS, WAS DISTANT WITHOUT ACTING IN A VIOLENT WAY

>> AND YET, HE SURVIVED >> HE SURVIVED, TO NOT ONLY BE IN CONGRESS BUT TO SERVE IN CONGRESS, TO TERMS ON THEIR THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT >> IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, THE HEART OF THE O DISTRICT, HE SERVED FOR 17 TERMS, TRIBUTES FOR A MAN WHO IS LARGER THAN LIFE >>> WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR GRANDSONS TO KNOW orABOUT HIM? >> THAT HE STOOD FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE >> I WAS DOWN HERE, A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND HE WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT, HE WAS RIGHT THERE, HE WAS IN THE STREETS WITH THE PEOPLE

HE WAS PROTESTING >> I REALLY JUST CAME OUT HERE TO FEEL HIS POWER AND FEEL HIS LEGACY AND TO CARRY ON HIS LEGACY BY REMEMBERING HIM >> THE STATE CAPITAL FLAGS HAVE BEEN LOWERED IN THE CONGRESSMAN'S HONOR >> SENATOR CORY BOOKER SERVED IN CONGRESS WITH JOHN LEWIS AND LIKE SO MANY OTHERS HAS CALLED IN SO MANY HEROES SENATORS, GOOD MORNING TO YOU JUST THINKING ABOUT THE CORRESPONDENCE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE GIANT MURRELL AND THINKING ABOUT A TOWERING FIGURE JOHN LEWIS WAS

BUT FOR YOU, WHAT DID HE MEAN TO YOU PERSONALLY? >> I FOUND OUT WHEN I BECAME A SENATOR WHEN I WENT BACK TO INTERVIEW A LAWYER, ONE OF THE LAWYERS THAT REPRESENTED MY FAMILY, MY FIRST ONE HAD MOVED TO NEW JERSEY, MY PARENTS WERE BEING DENIED A HOUSING, AND TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN AND THE LORD THAT DESIGNED THE STING OPERATION HAD A COUPLE WHITE PEOPLE POSE AS US LED TO AN ALTERCATION, WHERE A LAWYER WAS PHYSICALLY ATTACKED, AND POTENTIALLY WE MOVED INTO INTEGRATED NEW JERSEY, AND TALK TO THEM AND ASKED WHY HE WOULD DO THAT AS A WHITE MAN, TAKE TIME TO REPRESENT BLACK FAMILIES AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT SITTING ON A COUCH, 1965 WATCHING THE EDMUND PETTIS BRIDGE, SEEING JOHN LEWIS GETTING BEATEN, AND HE DECIDED RIGHT THEN THAT HE COULDN'T JUST SIT ON THE COUCH, AND WATCHING GOING ON THAT IS THE POWER THE JOHN LEWIS HAS UNLEASHED RIPPLES AND RIPPLES AND WAVES AND WAVES OF LOVE, AND HOPE AND CHANGE >> AND ALSO KNOWING HIM PERSONALLY, I PERSONALLY BECAME A MAYOR, HE AND I WERE BOTH THE BEATS, HE, JUST A REALLY SHOWED ME EXTRAORDINARY KINDNESS AND LOVE AND PARTNERSHIP ON SO MANY THINGS

I GOT SWORN IN AS A SENATOR, MY DAD HAD DIED DAYS EARLIER AND MY LAST MEETING BEFORE I GOT SWORN IN AND WAS WITH HIM AND, AS THE SENATE IS ONLY THE FOURTH PERSON TO BE ELECTED AND HE TOLD ME WHAT IT MEANT TO HIM WITH SUCH HUMILITY AND SUCH GRACE AND SO SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, EVEN BEFORE I WAS BORN, WAS ALTERED BY A MAN, WHO SHOWED ALL OF AMERICA, THE MOST POWERFUL SOURCE ON THE PLANET WILL ALWAYS BE UNARMED TRUTH AND IMMINENT CAPITAL LOVE

AND THE RACE IN WHICH HE LIVED, MOST PEOPLE FOCUS THEIR LIVES OR MEASURE THEIR LIVES ON THEIR POSSESSIONS, OR THEIR TITLES BUT HE SHOWED THE WAY YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR LIFE IS WITH VIRTUE AND GRACE AND AN UNDETERMINED CONVINCE A BOLT COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE FOR ALL >> HE WAS, I MEAN ONE OF THE THINGS HE WAS KNOWN FOR WAS THE ABILITY TO FORGIVE HE FORGAVE A KLANSMAN, HE FOR GAVE SEGREGATIONISTS

WHAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK FORGIVENESS MEANT FOR HIM? >> WELL, YOU KNOW JOHN TAUGHT US WHAT HOPE REALLY IS HOPE IS CALLOUSED, HOPE IS BLOODY, BATTERED, HOPE IS A MUSCLE, THAT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO FLUX ,EVERY SINGLE DAY AND, YOU KNOW I HAVE THIS TO BELIEVE, THAT BEFORE YOU TELL ME YOUR RELIGION YOU SHOWED TO ME AND HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE SO, THE VALUES OF HOPE AND CHARITY AND LOVE, OR SO MUCH A PART OF HIS BEING AND SO FOR HIM, FORGIVENESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES WITHOUT CONFRONTING THE UGLINESS AND CONFRONTING THE WRONGS, WHICH HE NEVER SHIED FROM DOING

BUT, HE ALWAYS OFFERED PEOPLE A PATH TO REDEMPTION, WHICH WAS HIS INABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE DIGNITY AND THE DIVINITY IN ALL PEOPLE TO NEVER DEMEAN THE PERSON, FIGHT THE INJUSTICE, BUT ALWAYS LEAVE THE PERSON OPEN A PATHWAY TO REDEMPTION AND TO FORGIVENESS >> ONE OF MANY LESSONS, YOU LEARN FROM CONGRESSMAN LEWIS THAT WILL ENDURE AS HIS MEMORY, SENATOR BOOKER, THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME THIS MORNING ENSURING THE MAN THAT YOU KNEW, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL, REVISED SEASON IS ALMOST UNDERWAY >> WHILE THE GAME REMAINS THE SAME, THERE IS A WHOLE LOT THAT LOOKS DIFFERENT FANS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY CARDBOARD STAND INS, AND THE ROAR OF THE CROWD IS NOW COMING FROM STADIUM SPEAKERS >> TEAMS HAVE BEEN PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE BALLPARK, SITTING IN THE STANDS INSTEAD OFE' THE DUGOUTS

>> NOW, GOING BACK STEPS, OR IS OFF THE TRACK, TO GET THE WHOLE WALL, OVER NEITHER YOU YORK YANKEES WRAPPING UP A WARM-UP SERIES WITH THE NEW YORK METS >>> AS FAR AS THE NEWS GOES AMONG THE PLAYERS, I THINK EVERYONE WHO IS HERE, I THINK HAS OPTED IN AND FOUGHT THROUGH IT AND, IT FEELS COMFORTABLE THAT NOT ONLY WE ARE DOING THINGS THEY GIVE US THE BEST CHANCE TO BE SAFE, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE RISK THERE IS INVOLVED IN BEING THERE >> THOSE ICRISKS, ARE REAL DURI A PANDEMIC THE LEAGUE SHORTENED A 60 GAME SEASON WHICH STARTS THURSDAY, WILL LOOK DIFFERENT ON THE DIAMOND SPITTING AND CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED

PICTURES, HIGH-FIVES, FIST BUMPS, AND HUGS HER OUT >>> AND RESTRICTIONS YET EVEN TOUGHER IN CANADA, THE GOVERNMENT CITING THE RISKS OF TRAVELING IN AND OUT OF THE US, IF COVID CASES ARE RISING >>> SO FOOTBALL IS ALSO TACKLING THE UNPRECEDENTED SEASON

AS NFL PLAYERS IMPLEMENTING SAFETY MEASURES >> EVERYTHING THEY COME UP WITH IS SAFE TRAND REASONABLE >> SOME OF NFL'S BIGGEST STARS DISAGREE SPACING OUT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY >> PATRICK MAHOMES AND THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TWEETING HE IS HOPING THE NFL WILL COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH THE PROTOCOL, TO FEEL PROTECTED

>> THE HOUSTON TEXAS JJ WATTS ADDING WE STILL DO NOT KNOW IF THERE WILL BE DAILY TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY TESTING ETC >> GROWING CONCERNS, AND AN EMPHASIS ON SAFETY >> AND, STAGE QUARTERBACK, HAS RESIGNED STUTTERING IF THEY DON'T DO THEIR PART TO KEEP PLAYERS HEALTHY THERE IS NO FOOTBALL IN 2020, IT IS THAT SIMPLE, GET IT DONE THE NFL HAS NO COMMENT ON THESE RECENT PLAYER TWEETS, BUT THE LEAGUE DID HAVE A MEETING ON FRIDAY WITH ALL OF THE TEAMS, ON A CONFERENCE CALL AND THEY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION ALSO FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR THE CDC TO RULE OUT DETAILS, AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

>> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC

>>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT WE NEED TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO IS LYING EVERYDAY, THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> GET YOUR "MORNING JOE" ON MSNBC >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART , IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL INTO THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> AS COVID RAGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT SEE THE THREAT AS A FIRESTORM >> WE HAVE EMBERS AND WE DO HAVE FLAMES, FLORIDA BECAME MORE FLAMELIKE, BUT IT IS GOING TO BE UNDER CONTROL >> FRUSTRATED BY SOARING CASES, MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL HEAL IN A DAY, THEY HAVE THE SNIFFLES AND WE PUT IT DOWN AS A TEST >> IT CLAIMS TESTING ITSELF MAKES THE GSITUATION APPEAR WORSE

>> WE FIND CASES AND MANY OF THOSE CASES, HE'LL AUTOMATICALLY WE WILL FIND IN A WAY WE ARE CREATING TROUBLE WHILE THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT TESTING CAPACITY, WE HAVE THE MOST AND FINEST TESTING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD >> TODAY THE MIH DIRECTOR SAID RESULTS MUST COME BACK FASTER THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT THREE DAYS >> ADDED SOME PLACES IT IS AS LONG AS A WEEK AND THAT REALLY UNDERCUTS THE VALUE OF THE TESTING

>> IN THE FOX NEWS SUNDAY INTERVIEW THE PRESIDENT WHO ALSO CRITICIZES THE STATE WAS PRESSED ABOUT HIS OWN >> I WILL BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY >> I'M GOING NGTO BE RIGHT EVENTUALLY, I WILL DISAPPEAR, I WILL BE RIGHT >> THE EELATEST SNAPSHOT FROM VOTERS, TRUST THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO 39% DEMOCRAT JOE BIDEN, WITH A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD, NATIONALLY IN A NEW ABC NEWS POLL

WAITING DEEPER INTO CULTURE WARS, THE PRESIDENT ASCENDED THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT CONFEDERATE FLAGS, IT REPRESENTS THE SOUTH, THEY LIKE THE SOUTH, PEOPLE RIGHT NOW LIKE THE SELF >> HE REJECTS THE PENTAGON CALL, TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE NAMES FROM THE MILITARY BASES >> I AM SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE DECISION >> AND THREATENED TO VETO THE DEFENSE SPENDING PACKAGE THAT MANDATES THOSE CHANGES

>> GO TO THE COMMUNITY, SAY HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF RENAMING FT BRAGG'S AND, THEN, WHAT ARE WE TGOING T NAME A QUESTION MARK >> ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT AFTER THE ROBERT L SHARPTON, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT CHRIS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME IT? >> KELLY, THE PRESIDENT WAS ALSO ASKED IF HE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT MAY BE CONSIDERED A LACK OF A NATIONAL PLAN DEALING WITH HA PANDEMIC >> THE THREAD, HE DID UTTER THE WORDS OR TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS, BUT THEN TURNED AND BLAMED SOME GOVERNORS FOR NOT DOING A GOOD ENOUGH JOB, A CHIEF DEMOCRAT OF INTENTIONALLY KEEPING POOLS AND BUSINESSES CLOSED, TO HURT HIM POLITICALLY ALSO, THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN RESPONDED, SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS USED DEADLY MISMANAGEMENT, AND HAS AVOIDED LISTENING TO SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS

IS FEIGNED BEACH OCEAN DRIVE IT'S CASUAL ACTIVITY BY HIDAY, PARTY OVER B NIGHT DOWN Y SAT >> THEY SHUT DOWN, AT 8:00 8:00 CURFEW, THE EARLIEST IN SOUTH FLORIDA >> WE HAVE SEEN LARGER CROWDS COMING OUT TO MIAMI BEACH, NOT ADHERING TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, NOT WEARING FACE COVERINGS

>> FLORIDA'S NUMBER IS CONTINUING TO PACE THE COUNTRY, 12,500 MORE INFECTIONS ON SUNDAY, PUSH THE TOTAL TO 350,000 >> MIAMI-DADE TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE, AT LAST CHECKED, 27% TELLING NBC NEWS, IN PART, ITS OFFICIALS ARE MEETING WITH STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STATISTICIANS REON MONDAY, TO G OVER DISCREPANCIES >> WHILE THE NUMBERS TELL A STORY SO TO THE EYE TEST, AND STREET PARTIES LIKE THIS OSCEOLA COUNTY FAIR LAST WEEKEND, OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY CONCERNED, THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE, NOT JUST IN FLORIDA, BUT IN OTHER HOTSPOTS LIKE HOUSTON, TOO >> MORE THAN HOUSE OF THE BEDS IN THE MEDICAL CENTER, ARE COVID POSITIVE PATIENTS RIGHT NOW >> TEXAS NOT SEEING RECORD NUMBERS, WHILE STILL DIGESTING THE SHOCK OF SATURDAY'S NEWS OF SICK CHILDREN

>> WE FOUND OUT, 85 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWO, TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 I WAS OTHAT POSSIBLE? >> COVID-19 INFECTS EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGE, IT IS AFFECTING THE YOUNG, THE OLD, CALIFORNIA PROVIDING MORE DISTURBING EVIDENCE OF THAT REALITY AFTER THE BAY AREA STATION CANDY BECOME UNCOVERED THOUSAND CASES OF K COVID-19, CHILD CARE FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE, HAVE BEEN AFFECTED >> MAKE SURE YOU IN LOS ANGELES WERE THE CASE TOTAL TOPS 150,000, THE MAYOR IS EDGING TOWARD ANOTHER SHUTDOWN >> HOW MUCH WORK DOES IT HAVE TO GET INTO LOS ANGELES, BEFORE YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO ISSUE ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME ORDER? >> SURE, I THINK WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF THAT

>> NEW YORK CITY ONCE BE ON THE BRINK, ENTERING PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING ON MONDAY HE'S HOPING NOT TO SLIDE BACK AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE >> A STREET PARTY IN A STORY QUEENS, THAT LOOKS LIKE A PLAYBOOK OF WHAT NOT TO DO DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC >> OTHERS GATHERED IN CLOSE QUARTERS, PARTING WITH NO MASKS >> A FRESH REMINDER, AMERICANS SHOULD NOT BE LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN, DURING THIS CRISIS

>> SAM, YOU TALKED ABOUT KIDS, THERE IS NO OINFORMATION ABOUT OLDER CHILDREN AND THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, WHAT DO WE KNOW? >> YEAH, A NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA LOOKED AT 65,000 PEOPLE, A HUGE STUDY FOUND 10 TO 19-YEAR-OLDS, ARE JUST AS LIKELY IF NOT MORE LIKELY TO TRANSMIT THE VIRUS AS ADULTS, A SCARY THOUGHT WAS SCHOOLS OPENING NEXT MONTH >>> TONIGHT, IN PORTLAND, OREGON A CITY STUNNED BUT EXHAUSTED BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE >> OVERNIGHT RUNNING STREET BATTLES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND LOCAL POLICE THE OFFICES OF PORTLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SET ON FIRE

UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA OTHER THAN POLICE, SPRAYED TEARGAS AND BEAT BACK PROTESTERS PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESS THE PROTEST ON FOX NEWS ON SUNDAY >> WE DIDN'T TAKE A STAND IN PORTLAND, WE HAVE ARRESTED MANY OF THESE PEOPLE BUT IF WE DIDN'T TAKE THE STAND RIGHT NOW YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM, LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE PORTLAND >> WHO ARE YOU? >> THIS IS PORTLAND'S MAYOR ARGUES VIDEOS SHOWING FEDERAL AGENTS IN A PROTESTER, THAT MADE THE SITUATION WORSE AND TED WHEELER IS ALSO THE CITY'S LEASE COMMISSIONER

>> THE SITUATION IS DE- ESCALATING HERE IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND FEDERAL TROOPS CAME IN LAST SATURDAY, AND THEY BLEW THE WHOLE THING UP WHEN THEY STARTED ATTACKING, NONVIOLENT, AND DEMONSTRATORS >> THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO LINK TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, WITH THE AGENTS WHO NEED TRAINING, THE MEMO READS MOVING FORWARD, IF THIS TYPE OF RESPONSE IS GOING TO BE THE NORM, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND STANDARDIZE EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE DEPLOYED TO RESPONDING AGENCIES, THE DHS HAS NO IMMEDIATE COMMENT, THE DEPARTMENT SAYS AGENTS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTIES NBC NEWS HAS NOT VERIFIED THE CONTENTS OF THE MEMO

FOR SIX WEEKS, THE CITY HAS ENDURED THAT LEE VIOLENCE, PROTESTERS BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CONCENTRATED AROUND A SMALL AREA OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDINGS >> PROTESTERS BEVERLY BARNUM SAID THEY WILL Y BE BACK TONIGH >> WE CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE FOREVER, OUR FAMILIES MATTER AND WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM, BUT WE ESSENTIALLY ALL OUR FAMILY, OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR FAMILY, AND WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER >> IN OREGON, THEY'RE SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IS THAT LAWSUIT STILL MOVING FORWARD? >> KATE, IT IS, OREGON ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SEEKING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER TO STOP WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE UNLAWFUL ARREST BY FEDERAL AGENTS THEY COULD BE IN FEDERAL COURT AS SOON AS TOMORROW >>> WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION, AND DO SOMETHING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MEDICAL PIONEER, WHO DIED 125 YEARS AGO

>> ON THURSDAY, HER GRADE FINALLY RECEIVED A PROPER HEADSTONE, SHE WAS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE PHYSICIAN IN THE US >> I WAS TOLD THAT PEOPLE COME LOOKING FOR HER BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE A GRAVESTONE >> THERE AREN'T EVEN IMAGES OF DR REBECCA CRUMPLER, GRADUATED FROM THE NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL COLLEGE IN 1864, WHICH IS NOW BOSTON UNIVERSITY

IN ATLANTA HELPED AT BYU, THE ALMA MATER THEY SHARED SHE WAS IN VIRGINIA TREATING RECENTLY FREED SLAVES >> FOR HER TO DO THAT, I THINK IT'S A REMARKABLE STOR >> REMARKABLE STORY >> SHE WAS A PIONEER? >> ABSOLUTELY >> MORE THAN 100 YEARS LATER, 5% OF ACTIVE PHYSICIANS IDENTIFIED AS BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WOMEN MAKE UP AROUND 2%

LAST YEAR AROUND 4000 BLACK FEMALES ENROLLED IN MEDICAL SCHOOLS COMPARED TO 22000 WHITE FEMALES >> PREDOMINANTLY WHITE MALE INSTITUTION I JUST THINK POSITIVE THAT WE ARE ALL PEERS POSITIVE WE ARE ALL HERE BREAKING INTO THIS INSTITUTION

>> THESE THREE WOMEN ARE MED STUDENTS ARE BU NOW IT TOOK RACHEL EIGHT YEARS TO GET HERE AFTER COLLEGE >> I DIDN'T SEE MYSELF AS A PHYSICIAN, SO I DIDN'T KNOW IF I COULD DO IT >> DO YOU THINK A LOT OF BLACK AMERICANS GET THAT MESSAGE, THIS ISN'T SOMETHING FOR YOU >> DEFINITELY

>> THEY SAY IMPACT OF DECADES OF DISTRUST FOR DOCTORS IN THEIR COMMUNITY >> IF THERE'S AN INSTITUTION YOU DON'T TRUST, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT >> THE MORE THEY CAN SEE SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THEM AND TRUST, IT WILL TAKE DOWN SOME >>> BRINGING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FIELD CREATES ROLE MODELS MODELS >> THE DOCTOR WAS THE FIRST OF MANY >> I THINK WE NEED AND CAN MAKE SOMETHING NEW OVER WHAT THEY HAVE BROUGHT TO YOU

TO COME AFTER US, WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE >> DR Mc CLOUD TOLD ME SHE WANTS TO SEE A STATUE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA >>> I DON'T SEE COLOR AS EITHER WAY OF SAYING I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THAT NARRATIVE IT REVEALS ABOUT WHAT THE PERSON THINKS RACISM IS

USING PROXIMITY, ACROSS RACE AS EVIDENCE OF A LACK OF RACISM, IN ORDER FOR THAT TO BE EVIDENCE A RACIST MUST NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT THAT LEFT AN UNDERSTANDING THAT RACIST CAN'T TOLERATE PEOPLE OF COLOR HOPING THAT WE CAN SEE THAT IS PRETTY ABSURD, TRUST ME A VOWED RACIST CAN BE AROUND PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OFTEN ARE YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT ANY OTHER ISSUE WITHOUT TALKING HOW RAISIN FORMS THAT ISSUE AND WHEN SOMEONE SAYS, IT'S ABOUT CLASS, THAT TENDS TO FUNCTION AS A WAY TO GET RACE OFF THE TABLE

FIRST OF ALL, WE'RE ALREADY DIVIDED BY RACE FOCUSING ON RACE IS NOT, I WOULD SAY REFUSING TO GRAPPLE WITH HOW RACE SHAPES EVERYTHING IS WHAT KEEPS US DIVIDED AND THAT IS A VERY WHITE NARRATIVE ALL THOSE NARRATIVES FUNCTION TO GET RACE OFF THE TABLE, CLOSE THE EXPIRATION, EXEMPT THE PERSON FROM ANY FURTHER ENGAGEMENT AND PROTECT THE RACIAL HIERARCHY IN THE WHITE WHICH IS AN UNEQUAL HIERARCHY THE CHALLENGE I WANT TO OFFER MY FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE IS CHANGING THE QUESTION FROM IF TO HOW SO CULTURE ASKS IF I'M RACIST, I WANT TO CHANGE THAT QUESTION TO, HOW HAVE I BEEN SHAPED BY THE FORCES OF RACISM

HOW HAS RASPBERRYISM MANIFESTING IN MY LIFE BECAUSE IT CIRCUMSTANCE OPERATING 24/7/365 NONE OF US ARE EXEMPT FROM FORCES I HAVE A PARTICULAR STORY, BUT THAT STORY DIDN'T EXEMPT ME SO I CAN ASK MYSELF HOW DO ALL THE THINGS I SEE UNIQUE ABOUT ME SET ME UP TO OVERALL RACIST STRUCTURE BECAUSE IT DID >>> AS ANXIOUS AND UNSETTLED AS MAYBE I HAVE EVER FELT, DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH TO FEEL REALLY COMFORTABLE OR JUST TO MAKE ENDS MEET AT THAT POINT >> FELT BETRAYED BY THE CYST END

>> GRADUATED IN THE WORSE ECONOMY IN THE GREAT RECESSION MANY OF US HAVEN'T GOTTEN OVER IT >> I HAVE AN IDEA WHERE MY LIFE WAS GOING TO GO AND I HAD TO PUT IT ON HOLD BECAUSE THERE WEREN'T JOBS OUT THERE >> I HAVEN'T RECOVER FROM 2008 >> RECESSION, FELT BY MOST EVERYONE ARE PARTICULARLY AWFUL FOR US JUST ENTERING THE MARKET

>> YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO — SOME OF US MILLENIALS ARE FINALLY GETTING BACK ON OUR FEET, BAM, PANDEMIC >> I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY IT COULDN'T HAVE COME FOR A WORSE TIME FOR THEM >> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MODERN MEMORY WE ARE HAVING TO CONFRONT AN UGLY TRUTH, MY GENERATION WILL BE WORSE OFF THAN PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS WERE, NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING WE DID OR DIDN'T DO, SIMPLY BECAUSE WE WERE BORN IN THE WRONG YEAR >> ONCE OUR PARENTS TOLD US WHAT OUR ADULT LIFE SHOULD BE, IT IT WOULDN'T WORK OUT >> THAT IS THINK AGAIN WITH ME, ANDREW STERN, WHERE I TAKE YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AS I DIG INTO TELLING, COMPLEX, CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS THAT MAKE US WONDER, DO WE NEED TO THINK AGAIN? UNLESS HAVE YOU A PRIVATE YACHT TOES CAPE TO, THIS PANDEMIC HAS BEEN EXCRUCIATING FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYONE

IT'S TOO EARLY TO KNOW WHICH GENERATIONS WILL BE MOST INJURED BY THIS, THAT WILL TAKE YEARS TO SORT OUT ONE THING WE DO KNOW IS THAT THE ONE-TWO PUNCH OF THE GREAT RECESSION AND COVID-19 WITHIN IS 1 YEARS IS AN ECONOMIC CHALLENGE AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT THE TIMING IS UNIQUELY BAD >> MILLENIALS HAVE REALLY AN OVERALL THEY HAVE LOWER EARNINGS, LOW RECEIVINGS, LATER ON TOP OF THAT THEY HAVE THAT WHICH IS DEEPLY RELATED TO THAT LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT AND LOWER EARNINGS THAT THEY CARRY WITH THEM OVERTIME AND CARRYING ALL OF THAT INTO THIS PARTICULAR ECONOMIC ISIS

>> THE ETHOS OF AMERICA IS UPWARD MOBILITY, BUILT ON THE PROMISE OF EACH GENERATION BUILT ON THE PREVIOUS ONE AND QUALITY OF LIFE CLIMBED STEADILY THAT'S BEEN TRUE HOUSEHOLD WAGES HAVE RISEN >> HEATED THE COSTS TO US: ACROSS THE EDUCATION SPECTRUM EARNING LESS THAN A PREVIOUS GENERATION, BUT WHY? WITH THE MOST DIVERSE, MOST EDUCATED, MOST PRODUCTIVE GENERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY, BUT FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT WE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DEALT THE WORSE HAND TWICE

AS I LEARNED FROM THE EXPERTS, IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH TIMING >> WHEN THE RECESSION HAPPENED THE IMPACTS ARE OFTEN UNEVEN THESE COHORTS WERE ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS WERE EXPERIENCED REALLY REALLY STRONG NEGATIVE IMPACT THEY COME OUT TO A VERY DIFFICULT LABOR MARKET HARD TO GET A FIRST GOOD JOB

HARD TO GET A JOB AT ALL IF YOU GET A JOB THERE IS A JOB OF LOWER PAY, LOWER QUALITY THAN JOBS HAVE THEY GOTTEN IT EARLIER >> 2008, 9, 10, JUST SO LONG AS WE HAD ONE WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE AT THE TIME IS THAT FIRST JOB HAS MAJOR IMPACTS THAT RIPPLE OUT OF ACROSS YOUR ENTIRE CAREER >> IT IS TRUE THAT TRAJECTORY OF YOUR ECONOMIC FUTURE YOUR LIFE IS ALTERED PERMANENTLY ON THAT BRIDGE

THE FIRST JOB THAT YOU GET SETS YOU UP FOR THE SECOND JOB, SETS YOU UP FOR THE THIRD JOB, RIGHT? WHERE YOU START IN THAT CAREER TRAJECTORY REALLY MATTERS >> I CHECKED IN WITH A HALF A DOZEN OR SO MILLENIALS, THEIR EXPERIENCES WERE SPREAD OUT >> PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE LONG STRETCH OF NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK WHEN I GRADUATE IN 2010 OR JUST TRYING TO SCRAP FOR ANYTHING POSSIBLE AT THAT POINT >> THERE WERE NO JOBS AND I REMEMBER BEING FRIENDS WITH SENIORS WHO WERE GETTING READY TO GRADUATE, THEY WERE PANICKED THAT THEY COULDN'T FIND JOBS AND SO THEY EITHER HAD TO WORK FOR FREE OR WORK IN A DIFFERENT INDUSTRY

AND SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME WHEN I FINALLY FINISHED COLLEGE IN 2010 >> THE LEGAL MARKET IS COMPLETELY BLEW UP IT IT WENT FROM JOBS EVERYWHERE AT HIGH PAY TO THERE AREN'T ANY JOBS SEASONED DON'T HAVE WORK, NEW ATTORNEYS CAN'T GET WORK >> THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I EVER REMEMBER BATTLING SOMETHING THAT SOUNDED LIKE DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY I WAS 30 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN I AM NOW AND HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AT THE AGE OF 27

I REMEMBER THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TOLL THAT IT TOOK WAS PRETTY PROFOUND >> COMPARED TO GENX FOR THOSE WHO TOOK ON DEBT ON AVERAGE 50% MORE THAN GENXERS, COLLEGE WAS DRAMATIC MORE EXPENSIVE FOR US ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH FOR MANY OF US OUR STARTING SALARIES WERE NORMALLY THAN WHAT WOULD YOU NORMALLY EXPECT

MILLENIALS EARN 20% LESS THAN BABY BOOMERS DID THEY SAME AGE, WE CAN'T BUY A HOUSE, LESS ABLE TO SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY HESITATED TO GET MARRIED OR HAVE KIDS >> IN 1965 FIRST MARRIED AROUND 22 YEARS OF AGE 2017 IT WAS CLOSER TO 28 IN 18972, THE AVERAGE AGE OF FIRST TIME PARENTS WAS ABOUT 24 YEARS OLD

NOW IT'S 285 EVERYTHING WAS DELAYED AT BEST OR IMPOSSIBLE AT WORSE >> THEY ARE NOT MAKING MORE THAN PARENTS, SO CALLED AMERICAN DREAM THE IDEA THAT EACH GENERATION WOULD DO BETTER >> SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE SORT OF BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE OF THEIR ACTION ARE WHAT CAUSED THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN FACT IT WAS SYSTEMS WERE MADE AT A HIGHER LEVEL

>> WE GOT DEALT A CRAPPY HAND OUR TIMING WAS MONUMENTALLY UNLUCKY AND LITTLE WE COULD DO ABOUT IT, FOR MOST OF US THIS COMPLETELY CHANGED OUR MINDSET AND OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE >> MILLENIALS COMING OF AGE DOWN TERMS, BUT THEY ARE MORE — ABOUT THEIR FUTURE, FUTURE CHANCES OF SUCCESS, LIKELIHOOD THEY WILL BE HAPPY IN THEIR OLD AGE OR LIKELIHOOD THEY WILL RETIRE COMFORTABLY >> DO YOU THINK THIS COUNTRY AND ECONOMIC POLICIES WORK FOR YOU? DO DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE SET IS UP FOR SUCCESS IN THE MODERN ECONOMY IN AMERICA? >> IF YOU ASK ME A COUPLE MONTHS AGO I WOULD SAY, HELL, YES BUT NOW I DON'T — I DON'T THINK SO

>> THE RELATIVELY CLOSE PROXIMITY IN TIME BETWEEN THE TWO HAS SHAKEN A LOT OF CONFIDENCE THAT I HAVE IN THE FUNDAMENTALS IN OUR SYSTEM >> I FELT BETRAYED BY THE SYSTEM EVEN THOUGH I WAS COMPLYING TO BE LEGITIMATE IN THE SYSTEM >> I THINK SO AND SECURITY, MORE HESITANT TO BUY A HOUSE OR HAVE KIDS, THE NORMAL THINGS THAT POWER THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IT'S BECOME ALL BUT A PIPE DREAM FOR SO MANY OF US, THAT WAS BEFORE COVID LANDED THE SECOND OF THE ONE-TWO PUNCH >> GETTING BACK ON THERAPY AND GETTING BACK TO A CAREER TRAJECTORY THAT YOU EXPECTED TO BE ON FIVE YEARS AGO, THAT SORT OF ONE-TWO PUNCH I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE AND THAT IS LIKELY TO HAVE DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACTS

FOR THIS GENERATION >> FIDELITY I WAS FIGHTING TO GET, I FINALLY GET WHEN I TURNED 30 WHEN THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED FOR IT TO STOP AND BE STALLED, THAT IS PRETTY TRAUMATIC I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A ONE-TWO PUNCH IN THE FACE EVERY COUPLE YEARS

>> HILL LEAN IS STILL GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS, COVID-19 AFTER TEN DAYS FIGHTING IT RECOVERED, WENT BACK TO WORK AND LAID OFF A COUPLE DAYS LATER >> KEEP GO UP IS IT GOING TO COME DOWN AND NOW IT'S LIKE IT CAME DOWN, IT CAME DOWN HARD >> BROOK IS ON A CONTRACT, WITH STEEP CUTS LIKELY WHO TO HIT HIGHER EDUCATION, ROBBIE HE CHOSE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AREA OF LAW TO PRACTICE SPECIFICALLY SO HE COULD WEATHER A RECESSION

>> I STILL HAVEN'T RECOVER FROM 2008 AND I'M KIND OF LOST WHERE I'M AT NOW >> WHEN I ASKED MY LARGER FRIEND GROUP ABOUT PLANS FORGETTING MARRIED, BUYING A A HOUSE OR HAVING A KID, THEY STRAIGHT UP LAUGHED AT ME WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THEIR OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE, ALMOST NONE OF THEM WERE OPTIMISTIC THIS IS PARTLY WHY MEDICARE FOR ALL, CANCEL STUDENT LOAN DEBT AND BIG STRUCTURAL CHANGES PROPOSED BY POLITICS LIKE BERNIE SANDERS, ELIZABETH WARREN, AOC RESONATE WITH FOLKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE SYSTEM DOESN'T SEEM TO BE WORKING FOR >> FARED WELL UNDER THE EXISTENCE PART OF THE AMERICAN SORT OF OF ETHIC I THINK THIS HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THAT SENSIBILITY GREATER RECOGNITION THAT SOME OF THE PROBLEM THAT THIS GENERATION HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING ARE NOT DUE TO — >> THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK DURING THE IMPRESSIONABLE YEARS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BELIEVE THAT ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS THE RESULT OF LUCK RATHER THAN HARD WORK THE PROBLEMS ARE REACHING LEVEL, IT'S HARD TO SEE YOURSELF AS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CHOSE YOUR WAY INTO A PARTICULAR SITUATION BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME SITUATION IN WHICH YOU SEE YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR RELATIVES WITH THEM IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT FIRST MORE OF THEIR INCREDIBLE STORY

>>> PETER AND ANTHONY FATHER AND SON DAD PETER CREATING A SAFE HOME, SOMETHING HE DIDN'T ALWAYS HAVE AS A CHILD BORN IN UGANDA, PETER SAYS HE GREW UP AS POOREST OF THE POOR RUNNING AWAY AT JUST 100 YEARS OLD, PETER DRUG STRUGGLED ON THE STREETS UNTIL A GOOD SAMARITAN TOOK HIM IN >> GIVING ME EMPATHY

GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO THINK BEYOND THE BOX ITS >> AFTER COLLEGE IN THE UK HE MOVED TO THE US TO WORK FOR THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WORLD VISION

AND PETER WANTED TO HELP CHILDREN IN THE WAY HE HELPED SINCE 2017 PETER HAS FOSTERED 13 CHILDREN >> NO ONE HELPED PREPARE FOR ME THE HARDEST OF SAYING GOODBYE >> ANTHONY WAS PLACED WITH HIM IN 2018

ADOPTED PARENTS HAD ABANDONED HIM AT 11 >> HE HAS NO FAMILY, HE HAS NOWHERE ELSE TO GO >> ANTHONY ASKED IF HE COULD CALL PETER DAD, AND IN 2019 HE WAS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED >> SO, TO >> THIS MARCH IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC, WELCOMING IN ANOTHER FOSTER CHILD

AND THEY ALSO WELCOMED A NEW DOG SIMBA TO THEIR GROWING FAMILY >> MY JOY AND MY HEART IS TO MAKE THEM GO AND SAY YOU MATTER, YOU ARE SPECIAL AND THAT'S MY GOAL TO LIFT UP THOSE WHO ARE FORGOTTEN AND TO SAY YOU'RE SPECIAL, YOU MATTER >> WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE PETER AND ANTHONY WITH US, GUYS, GOOD MORNING HAPPY TO SEE YOU PETER YOU HAVE BEEN FOSTERING KIDS FOR 3

5 YEARS 13 KIDS IN TOTAL IS THIS A CALLING FOR YOU? >> ABSOLUTELY, YES I FEEL THAT, YOU KNOW, I WAS GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A LIFE, IT'S MY TURN TO DO THE SAME FOR OTHERS ABSOLUTELY, YES, A CALLING FOR ME

>> WELL, WHAT'S REALLY COOL IS YOU FOSTERED LITTLE YOUNG ANTHONY ON THE DAY I'M SURE YOU ALL REMEMBER THIS DATE, NOVEMBER 12th , 2019, YOU ADOPTED ANTHONY WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THAT DAY? >> WELL, COY NOT SLEEP FOR ABOUT TWO DAYS JUST WAITING FOR THE DAY AND I REMEMBER HE ALWAYS ASKED ME EVERY SUNDAY, HEY, DAD WHEN WILL I BE BE OFFICIALLY ADOPTED? OF COURSE AS A FOSTER KID YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN I COULDN'T BE SPECIFIC

ONCE WE GO THE DAY, SOON WE CAN BE FINALLY GOING TO BE FATHER AND SON IT WAS REALLY UNIQUE TO FINALLY SEE THAT IT HAPPENED, HE HAD MY LAST NAME WHICH HE WANTED FOR A LONG TIME >> IT'S REALLY COOL ANTHONY, ANTHONY, ANTHONY, THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN YOU WERE — WHEN YOU MOVED IN WITH PETE ARE YOU SAID YOU WANTED TO CALL HIM DAD WHY DID YOU WANT TO CALL HIM DAD? >> I JUST WANTED SOMEWHERE THAT I COULD FEEL SAFE AND SECURE AND I KNEW THAT I COULD STAY THERE AND NOT WORRY ABOUT HAVING TO MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE

>> SO, WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST PART ABOUT HAVING THAT MAN NEXT TO YOU AS YOUR DAD? >> THE BEST PART IS THAT HE IS SUPPORTIVE AND HE WAITS FOR ME AND HE UNDERSTANDS WHERE WHAT I'M GOING THROUGH AND IS HE REALLY HELPFUL >> DO YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS BY ITSELF IS AMAZING AND COOL BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC YOU TOOK IT ANOTHER FOSTER CHILD WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO DO THAT, PETER? >> I MEAN, WITH THE FOSTER CARE THEY ARE FULL WITH KID, I COULD NOT IMAGINE A KID WANTING TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE A PLACE TO BE LOVED IN THE MIDST OF THIS EPIDEMIC, THAT I COULD NOT SAY NO BUT I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE, A SAFE HOME

AND YOU KNOW, I WILL SAY THAT'S MY CALLING, WE HAD TO FOLLOW MY HEART AND SAY, SURE, ABSOLUTELY, WE HAVE AN EXTRA BEDROOM SO, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE MOST FAMILIES, MOST HOMES HAVE BEEN CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE EPIDEMIC, I KNEW THEY DIDN'T HAVE MANY OPTIONS FOR THEM TO GO THAT I KNEW THAT PHONE CALL WAS MEANT FOR ME AND WE HAD TO TAKE THAT LITTLE ONE IN >> YOUR STORY HAS GONE VIRAL, I SAW IT, IT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION IT ALSO CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF A LOT OF SINGLE LAY DECEMBER, WHO ARE LIKE HEY, PETER, ANYONE CATCH YOUR ATTENTION? ANTHONY SAYS NO >> YES, ANTHONY IS LIKE I DON'T — YOU KNOW, WE COULD HAVE MORE KIDS OR I COULD HAVE A LIFE

THAT MEANS I HAVE TO ANSWER TO TWO PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW THAT I WANT THAT >> WELL, HEY BY THE WAY, ANTHONY YOU RECENTLY TURNED 14 SO WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WE SHOULD SEND YOU

SO WE THOUGHT IT'S HOT OUT, HOW ABOUT AN ICE CREAM CAKE WE SENT ALONG SOME VIDEO GAMES, NEW VIDEO GAMES WITH CONTROLLERS, PACKAGE FOR YOU TO HANG OUT WITH WHAT DO YOU THINK, BUDDY? >> THIS IS AWESOME THANK YOU! THIS IS AMAZING

YOU ARE MY FAVORITE PERSON >> SECOND FAVORITE NEXT TO YOUR DAD, HUH? >> HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANTHONY >> THANK YOU >> YEAH, IT'S ALL FOR YOU >> HEY, PETER

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING YOUR STORY IS CATCHING THE A TENSION OF A LOT OF PEOPLE IT'S BECOMING CONTAGIOUS, PEOPLE ARE SEEING YOUR GENEROSITY AND REACHING OUT AND DOING THE SAME THANKS, WE APPRECIATE YOU >> THANK YOU AS MUCH

WISH WE COULD DO MORE ESPECIALLY TEENAGER WHOSE HAVE NOWHERE TO GO EACH OF US CAN DO A LITTLE BUT WE CAN GIVE TO THOSE, THANK YOU >> YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE ON PETER'S REMARKABLE STORY PETE AND ANT

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY! >> THANK YOU! NOW THAT THE VIRUS IS SLOWING THIS MORNING THE RENOWNED SOUTH BEACH NIGHT LIFE IS ON ICE >> IT'S UNBELIEVABLE >> Reporter: OCEAN DRIVE AND THE SURROUNDING ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT NOW SHUT DOWN FROM 8:00 PM

UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING THE LAST-MINUTE LOCKDOWN COINCIDING WITH THIS COUPLE'S WEEKEND GETAWAY >> PEOPLE JUST LIKE US THAT TRAVEL A LONG, LONG DISTANCE COME HERE TO HAVE FUN, YOU KNOW? >> Reporter: BUT THE STRICT CURFEW AND ATTEMPT TO CORRAL A RELENTLESS UPTICK IN COVID >>> WE NEEDED TO TONE PARTY, SHUT IT OFF EARLIER >> DESPITE THE MEASURES, FLORIDA KEEPS SMASHING RECORDS, ON SUNDAY JUST SHY OF 12500 NEW CASES, THE FIFTH DAY IN A ROW THE STATE TOPPED 10,000 WITH THE VIRUS NOW CLAIMING MORE THAN 5000 LIVES HERE

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, TEMPORARILY STOPPED REPORTING THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE LAST LISTED AT 27% WITH THE COUNTY TELLING NBC NEWS THEY ARE MEETING WITH STATE STATISTICIANS ON MONDAY NO MATTER WHERE THE NUMBERS LAND THIS CENTRAL FLORIDA STREET PARTY NOT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY MAKERS HAVE BEEN PREACHING SAME FOR REVELERS AT THIS AFFAIR IN FOSTORISA QUEENS IN TEXAS CASES KEEP TICKING UP IN HOUSTON WHERE THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER IS ABOVE ICU BED CAPACITY WHERE PHYSICIAN IS ARE PROMISING NOT TO TURN ANYONE WAY ONE TEXAS COUNTY ANNOUNCED 85 BABIES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

AND IN CALIFORNIA, AN INVESTIGATION BY KNTV UNCOVERED A THOUSAND CASE OF THE VIRUS AT DAYCARE FACILITY ACROSS THE STATE ROUGHLY 20% OF WHICH INVOLVED KIDS RAISING NEW CONCERNS >> WE DON'T KNOW LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES ARE GOING TO BE FOR VERY VERY YOUNG CHILDREN >> IN FLORIDA, SCHOOLS ARE SET TO OPEN NEXT MONTH SO THE GOVERNOR HERE RON DeSANTIS SAYS HE WANTS PARENTS TO EXERCISE VIRTUAL OPTIONS >>> THIS MORNING SHOPPERS AT WAL-MART AND SAM'S CLUB BE NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS IN STORES NATIONWIDE THE MOVE THE LATEST ATTEMPT TO FROM A GROWING LIST OF NATIONAL RETAILER TOSS SLOW THE SPREAD OF 2019

WALGREEN'S, CVS AND KOHLE'S ARE REQUIRING MASKS STARTING TODAY >> I DON'T SEE ANY GOOD REASON NOT TO WEAR A MASK >> 6 MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC, AMERICANS ARE STILL DIVIDED ON TALKS TO MASK UP >> TOTALLY ABSURD THEY WOULD ENFORCE TO YOU WEAR A MASK >> RULES OVER FACE COVERINGS AT TIMES LEAD TO FACEOFFS

>> NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLING FOX NEWS SUNDAY HE WOULD NOT SUPPORT A NATIONAL MASK POLICY >> I WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND I DON'T BELIEVE IN THAT, NO AND GROW WITH THE STATEMENT IF EVERYONE WEARS A MASK EVERY >> I LEAVE IT UP TO THE GOVERNORS >> TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS URGE SWEEPING MASK USAGE

>> ALL AMERICANS LEAVE TO RECOGNIZE, WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR HOUSE >> STILL IT 2 STATES HAVE NOT ISSUE ISED A MASK MANDATE BOTH GOVERNORS RECOGNIZED MASKS CAN BE IN EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN GEORGIA, THE GOVERNOR IS FILING SUIT TO BLOCK ATLANTA'S MASK ORDER >> I'M CONFIDENT GEORGIA ANS DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING

>> ASKING THE COURT TO MAKE STATEMENT FROM THE PRESS SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE MEASURES THAN THE GOVERNOR, THE MAYOR TWEETING FAR MORE SACRIFICED TOO MUCH MORE FOR ME TO BE SILENT >> SAM'S AND WAL-MART NOT THE ONLY COMPANIES FOLLOWING SUIT LATER THIS WEEK HOME DEPOT, HARRIS TEETER GROCERY STORES AND KROGER ALSO PLAN ON IMPLEMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES >>> NOW TO TALK ABOUT MASKS AND THE LATEST FINDINGS ON THE CORONAVIRUS NBC MEDICAL CON CONTRIBUTE I DON'T REMEMBER

THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US THIS MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, JILL >> LET'S DIG IN HERE, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT THE INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES WAS BECAUSE THE US HAS THE BEST TESTING IN THE WORLD AND THE MOST TESTING

" DOES THIS HELP EXPLAIN THE NATIONWIDE SURGE THAT WE'RE SEEING? >> YES IT'S AN IMPORTANT QUESTION PART OF THE REASON A VERY SMALL PART OF THE REASON WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THE METRICS THAT WE SEE THE OUTBREAK GETTING OUT OF CONTROL, IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL INSPECTION GROWTH RATE IS SPIKING IN ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, YOU NAME IT, SUGGESTS IT'S NOT JUST TESTING BUT TRANSMISSION RATES ARE INCREASING AND IN SOME CASES GETTING OUT OF CONTROL

IT'S A SMALL PART OF THE EQUATION >> THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID MANY NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE FEELING A DAY ARE YOUNGER PEOPLE HEALING FASTER THAN OLDER PATIENTS? >> IN GENERAL YOUNGER MORE LIKELY TO COME OUT OF THE ICU AS LIKELY TO GO INTO THE ICU AND REQUIRE A VENTILATOR, THE NOTION TO RECOVER IN A DAY IS FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG AND WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT YOUNG CAN BE AS INFECTED AS ADULTS TAKE NOTE, ESSENTIALLY SCARED OF NO ONE

>> ONE OF THE BIG TOPICS, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTS PEOPLE TO HAVE A CERTAIN FREEDOM AND MASKS CAUSE PROBLEMS, TOO DO YOU BELIEVE MASKS CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS >> MASKS DON'T UNDERSTAND FUNDAL HEALTH PROBLEMS HEY, DOC, WILL I BE INHALING MORE CARBON DIOXIDE BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING ME FROM REMOVING IT FROM MY BODY WHEN I EXPRESS? NO, THERE IS NO IMPACT ON HEALTH PEOPLE DON'T LIKE WEARING A MASK, THAT'S WHY WE'RE HAVING THIS DEBATE

WHAT WE DO KNOW THAT UNIVERSAL MASKING IS A MODEL, UNIVERSAL MASKING COULD SAVE A HUNDRED THOUSAND LIVES AT THE END YEAR IF 100% DO IT, MINIMUM 95% WE WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO DO, SIX IN TEN IT WILL NOT HAVE AN IMPACT THAT WE WANT >> 100,000 IS A STAGGERING NUMBER LET'S TALK ABOUT THESE HOT SPOTS, ARIZONA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA, WHAT STEPS DO YOU BELIEVE WILL SLOW THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS? >> IMPORTANT QUESTION, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, IT DIDN'T MATTER WHAT PART OF THE AISLE WE ARE PART OF, MAP DATING A MASK IS ONE PIECE OF IT ALL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY NEED TO MANDATE MASKS, WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS ENFORCEMENT, IF WE CAN STOP PEOPLE SMOKING INDOORS BECAUSE OF A FINE

PARKING DOWNTOWN, NAME THE CITY, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A THREAT OF A FINE TO ENFORCE A MASK POLICY OTHERWISE YOU ARE SEEING 77- YEAR-OLD IN MICHIGAN GETTING STABBED, ENCOURAGING ANOTHER MICHIGAN AN DER TO WEAR A MASK WE NEED TO MANDATE THAT BELIEF AND ENFORCEMENT AS WELL >> ALL RIGHT DR

VIN GUPTA, A LOT TO TALK ABOUT, HOPEFULLY THE NEXT TIME WE TALK TO YOU WE'LL HAVE PROGRESS TO REPORT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >>> AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR APPROACHES, QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID IN THE CLASSROOM ARE GROWING >> THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD SOCIAL DISTANCE 2nd GRADERS >> WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR A FULL REOPENING OF SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> WE ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE THEM MONEY IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL >> EXPERTS WARN THE ONE SIZE FITS ALL APPROACH WILL SIMPLY NOT WORK >> NATIONAL MANDATE FOR SCHOOLS TO ALL OPERATE UNDER THE SAME APPROACH I THINK IS A MAJOR MISTAKE >> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICT ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW DECIDING HOW TO REOPEN 0 THE SECOND BIGGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT GOING ONLINE

NEW YORK AND ECONOMIC CHICK CONSIDERING A MIX OF REMOTE AND IN-PERSON LEARNING >> I THINK THE HYBRID MODEL IS THE BEST OPTION FOR US BECAUSE IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT >> AS MANY SCHOOL SYSTEMS WEIGH THEIR OPTIONS AND EVALUATE DATA A LARGE AND SYSTEMATIC NEW STUDY SUGGESTS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10 SPREAD THE DISEASE LESS BUT CHILDREN ABOVE THE AGE OF 10 CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS AT THE SAME RATE AS ADULTS

>> OLDER KIDS, THOSE TEENAGERS, GET INFECTED MORE FREQUENTLY THAN YOUNGER KIDS THAT IS SOMETHING WE DO HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF AS WE BRING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> IN ARIZONA WHERE COVID CASES ARE SURGING >> WE ALL WANT TO BE BACK TO THE CLASSROOM, THAT'S WHAT TEACHERS MISS MORE THAN ANYTHING BUT WE WANT TO DO IT SAFELY

>> ORGANIZING MOTOR MARCHES DOZENS OF TEACHERS DRIVING PAINTED CARS HOPING TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE DANGERS THEY SAY TEACHER ALSO FACE IF SCHOOLS REOPEN TOO SOON >> I DON'T WANT MY THIRD GRADER TO HAVE TO ATTEND MY FUNERAL I DON'T WANT TO ATTEND ONE OF MY THIRD GRADERS' FUNERAL THAT IS THE TRAUMA THAT I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT

>> THERE ARE SOME LEGAL QUESTIONS HERE LIKE WHO IS LIABLE IF PEOPLE GET SICK THREE NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT PUBLIC SCHOOL LEADERS AROUND THE COUNTRY CANDIDATE FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT FOLLOW GUIDELINE FROM BEING SUED >>> THIS MORNING A MASSIVE MANHUNT IS UNDER WAY AFTER GUNMAN SHOT AND KILLED THE 20-YEAR-OLD SON OF A PROMINENT FEDERAL JUDGE HER HUSBAND WAS ALSO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ATTACK

HE IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION >> HERD FIRE, GUNSHOTS HAPPENED >> A SOURCE TELLING WNBCSALIS WAS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT, AND WAS NOT HARMED HER 63-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND, DEFENSE ATTORNEY, WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES, THEIR SON DANIEL A A COLLEGE STUDENT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT MOMENTS LATER >> HE HERD THIS SHOT TO HELP HIS FATHER, THAT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL

THAT IS THE KIND OF FAMILY THAT THEY WERE >> THE MAYOR WHERE THE FAMILY LIVES CONFIRMED THE SON'S DEATH THE FBI TWEETED IT IS LOOKING FOR ONE SUBJECT IN THE SHOOTING ONE HIGHLY PLACED SOURCE THAT THE SHOOTER WAS BELIEVED TO BE DISGUISED AS A FEDEX DRIVER JUDGE SALIS IS THE FIRST HAS PINK WOMAN TO SERVE BE THE BENCH, FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN 2010 AND PRESIDED OVER A NUMBER OF HIGH PROFILE TRIALS INCLUDING THE FRAUD TRIAL OF FORMER REAL HOUSE WIFE THERESA GUIGICE AND HUSBAND JOE

SALIS PRESIDED OVER A LAWSUIT WHO CLAIMED THE COMPANY MADE FALSE AND MISLEADING STATEMENTS ABOUT ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING POLICIES AND FAILED TO MONITOR HIGH IS BE CUSTOMERS INCLUDING JEFFREY EPSTEIN NEW JERSEY SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ READING A STATEMENT, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE JUDGE AND FAMILY AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRENDOUS ACT ARE WIFELY APPREHENDED AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE POLICE HAVE BEEN CANVASSING THE AREA ASKING THEM FOR ANY VIDEO THAT MIGHT SHED LIGHT ON THE TERRIBLE CRIME THE MAYOR SAID OVERNIGHT THAT WHILE JUDGE SALIS HAS HAD THREATS IN THE PAST, HADN'T BEEN ANYTHING RECENTLY

THEY ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE AND FEDEX IN A STATEMENT THIS MORNING SAID IT'S INVESTIGATING AS WELL >>> OF RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CONGRESSMAN LEWIS' DISTRICT THOSE STARTED WITHIN HOURS OF HIS DEATH AND THEY'VE GROWN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE MAGNITUDE, HOW MUCH HE WAS LOVED HERE IN THE STATE TAKE A LOOK, THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS WITH A SIMPLE WORD AT THE TOP, HERO

YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU DRIVE- THRU DOWNTOWN ATLANTA, A REMINDER HOW BELOVED HE WAS IN HIS HOME DISTRICT AND NOW SEEING THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY >> MORE THAN 30 YEARS, COLLEAGUES SAY IT WAS JOHN LEWIS WHO GAVE CONGRESS ITS CONSCIENCE >> WE HAVE SEEN SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT, NOT JUST, NOT FAIR, HAVE YOU A MORAL OBLIGATION TO SAY SOMETHING T DO SOMETHING >> THIS MORNING ON CAPITAL HILL FLAGS LOWERED IN HIS ON >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED HE IS SADDENED BY THE CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH, ON ORDER BY ALL FOUR LIVING PRESIDENTS, OBAMA WROTE HE LOVED HIS COUNTRY SO MUCH HE RISKED HIS LIFE AND BLOOD SO IT MIGHT LIVE UP TO HIS PROMISE

>> HE WAS FEARLESS IN HIS PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FREEDOM RIDERS, LEWIS WAS 23 WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON >> TIRED, TIRED BY BEAT BY POLICEMEN >> IN SELMA ALABAMA, BEATEN TO THE GROUND AS HE MARCHED FOR VOTING RIGHTS MANY ARE DEMANDING THAT BRIDGE BEAR HIS NAME

>> GRAND WIZARD OF THE CLUE CLUBS KUKLUXKLAN >> LEWIS SHARED A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR HIS DAUGHTER, REVEREND BERNICE KING REMEMBERS THE MAN SHE KNEW AS UNCLE JOHN >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE FROM HIS LEGACY? >> FOR JOHN LEWIS WITHOUT REACT IN A VIOLENT WAY AND YET HE SURVIVED

AND HE SURVIVED TO NOT ONLY BE A IN CONGRESS, TWO TERMS UNDER AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT >> PART OF THE DISTRICT HE SERVED FOR 17 TERMS TRIBUTES FOR A MAN WHO WAS LARGER THAN LIFE >> WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR GRANDSON TO KNOW? >> HE WAS RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT HE WAS RIGHT THERE >> CAME OUT HERE TO FEEL HIS POWER AND LEGACY AND TO CARRY ON HIS LEGACY BY REMEMBERING HIM

>> AND SO MANY ARE CONTINUING TO GATHER HERE FOR THE SAME REASON GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR ORDERED THE STATE CAPITAL FLAG LOWERED IN THE CONGRESSMAN'S HONOR >>> SENATOR COREY BOOKER SERVED IN CONGRESS, SENATOR GOOD MORNING TO YOU I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT OUR CORRESPONDENT STANDING IN FRONT OF THAT GIANT MURAL AND JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT A TOWERING FIGURE JOHN LEWIS WAS BUT FOR YOU, WITH DID HE MEAN TO YOU PERSONALLY? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, I FOUND OUT WHEN I BECAME A SENATOR WHEN I WENT BACK TO INTERVIEW THE LAWYER, ONE OF THE PRINCIPLE LAWYER THAT REPRESENTED MY FAMILY, I WAS JUST A BABY, BUT MY PARENTS KEPT BEING DENIED HOUSING AND TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN

AND THE LAWYER HAVING A WHITE COUPLE, EVENTUALLY LED TO AN ALTERCATION WHEN A LAWYER WAS PHYSICALLY ATTACKED, WE MOVED INTO HOUSING AND INTEGRATED THIS AREA OF NEW JERSEY I CALLED THE LAWYER IN AND TALKED TO HIM, WHY HE WOULD DO THAT AS A WHITE MAN TAKE TIME TO REPRESENT BLACK FAMILIES AND HE TOLD ME ON THE COUCH IN 1965 WATCHING THE HE HAD MONDAY BETTUS BEATING AND THAT'S THE POWER OF JOHN LEWIS HAS UNLEASHED HIS ENTIRE LIFE, RIPPLES AND WAVES OF LOVE AND HOPE AND CHANGE

AND KNOWING HIM PERSONALLY WHEN I EVENTUALLY BECAME A MAYOR, WE WERE SUBJECTS OF FINDING YOUR ROOTS SHOW AND IT BEGAN MENTORSHIP WHERE HE JUST REALLY SHOWED ME EXTRAORDINARY KINDNESS AND LOVE AND PARTNERSHIP ON SO MANY THINGS THE DAY I GOT SWORN IN AS A SENATOR, MY DAD DIED JUST DAYS EARLIER AND MY LAST MEETING BEFORE I GOT SWORN IN WAS WITH HIM HE WELCOMED ME TO THE SENATE AS THE 49th BLACK PERSON POPULARLY ELECTED TO THE SENATE, SUCH HUMILITY

SO MUCH OF MY LIFE, EVEN BEFORE I WAS BORN WAS ALTERED BY A MAN WHO SHOWED ALL OF AMERICA THAT THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON THE PLANET WILL ALWAYS BE UNARMED TRUTH AND EMPHATIC LOVE AND RACE WITH WHICH HE LIVED, MORE PEOPLE FOCUSED THEIR LIVES ON THEIR POSSESSIONS OR THEIR TITLES, BUT HE SHOWED THAT THE WAY YOU SHOULD LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH IS VIRTUE AND GRACE IN UNDETERRED INVINCIBLE COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE FOR ALL >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE WAS KNOWN FOR IS HIS ABILITY TO FORGIVE HE FOR GAVE CLANS MAN HE FORE GAVE SEGREGATIONISTS

WHAT FORGIVENESS MEANT TO HIM >> JOHN TAUGHT US WHAT HOPE REALLY IS HOPE IS CALLOUS, HOPE IS A MUSCLE, YOU KNOW, THAT YOU HAVE TO FLEX EVERY SINGLE DAY AND YOU KNOW, I HAVE THIS BELIEF BEFORE YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RELIGION, SHOW IT TO ME HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE SO THE VALUES OF HOPE AND CHARITY AND LOVE WERE SO MUCH A PART OF HIS BEING

SO FOR HIM, FORGIVENESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES WITHOUT CONFRONTING THE UGLYNESS AND CONFRONTING THE WRONGS WHICH HE NEVER SHIED FROM DOING, BUT HE ALWAYS OFFERED PEOPLE A PATH TO REDEMPTION WHICH WAS HIS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE THE DIGNITY AND THE DIVINITY IN ALL PEOPLE TO NEVER DEMEAN THE PERSON, FIGHT THE INJUSTICE BUT ALWAYS LEAVE THE PERSON A PATHWAY OPEN TO TO REDEMPTION AND FORGIVENESS >> ONE OF MANY LESSONS ONE MEMORY THAT WILL ENDURE SENATOR BOOKER THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME AND SHARING THE MAN THAT YOU KNEW, WE REALLY APPRECIATE HIM >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> I WILL TELL YOU, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN INTERESTING SINCE LEARNING OF JOHN LEWIS' DEATH, I KEPT FIRST THINKING OF THE IMPACT IN 1988 AND SO COMPLETELY OBVIOUS ABOUT HIM IS HE WAS A TRUTH TELLER, TWO THINGS IN HIS LIFE HE BELIEVED IN UNGIVE KEEL, SCRIPTURE AND THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SO PART OF OUR JOB OVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS HAS BEEN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS OF AMERICA'S PAST, THE TRIP TOOK US TO DETROIT >> WHEN THE PROTESTS STARTED HERE A FEW DAYS AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S HURD POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED PEPPER SPRAY WAS FIRED IN THE CROWD FOR A FEW DAYS SOME HERE FELT, NO

NOT AGAIN THERE IS NO JOY IN AMERICA TONIGHT HERE IN DETROIT, CITY OF WAR TRULY THE WORSE NIGHT IN AMERICAN HISTORY >> JULY 1967

FIVE DAYS OF CHAOS ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS BURNED TO ASHES, THOUSANDS OF ARRESTS AND HAD 93 PEOPLE KILLED >> LAW AND ORDER HAVE BROKE THEM DOWN IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN >> PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON >> IT REALLY IS KIND

>> SAW WHAT HAPPENED IN DETROIT WITH HER OWN ICE >> WHAT DID YOU SAY TO KIMBERLY WHEN YOU HERD SHE MIGHT GO AND MARCH? >> WELL MY HEART RATE GO UP I KNOW HER WANTS TO GET ANGRY, SHE MIGHT — NO TELLING WHAT SHE MIGHT DO >> ACTIVE IN BLACK LIVES MATTER, KIM DID MARCH >> I KNOW THE CITY HAS COME A LONG WAY

AND OUR POLICE OFFICERS ARE DIFFERENT FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD BUT I KNEW THAT SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE >> IN THE 60s DETROIT'S POLICE FORCE WAS OVER 90% WHITE IN A CITY THAT WAS ONE-THIRD BLACK POLICE BRUTALITY WAS ROUTINE, EXPECTED >> USUALLY THE BIG FOUR

>> IKE Mc KIN NON-IS A COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND CHIEF OF DETROIT POLICE >> GOOD SCHOOL, JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR, THREW HIM AGAINST THE CAR AND TRIED TO BEAT ME BEAT ME WHY, WHY? >> IKE WAS 14 >> EVERY MAN OF COLOR WHO WAS MY AGE OR CLOSE TO IT WHO GREW UP IN DETROIT TELLS THE SAME STORY

>> RACISM IN TRENCHED, BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM >> AT THAT TIME YOU DIDN'T KNOW — 2020 WE GET STOP BY A POLICE OFFICER SIMPLE TRAFFIC VIOLATION, WE MAY NOT MAKE IT TO JAIL, WE MAY NOT MAKE IT HOME, WE MAY NOT MAKE IT TO A HOSPITAL >> TONY AND CLIFF GREEN ARE THE PROPRIETORS OF HOT SAMES, THEY THEY HAVE DRESSED THE MAYORS AND STARS OF MOTOWN, YES, THAT'S THE TEMPTATIONS >> IT ALL STARTS IN DETROIT

>> 99 YEARS IN BUSINESS >> WE HAVE SEEN QUITE A FIX WHEN I SAW THE OFFICES WITH THEIR NEON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK, AND HE SAID HE COULDN'T BREATH, IT TOOK ME BACK WHERE WE HAD NO VOICE >> SO PEOPLE LIKE KIMBERLY FISHER CONTINUE TO PROTEST AND BECAUSE THAT HER GRANDMOTHER SHARED LONG HELD SECRET >> WELL, FINGER RIGHT HERE

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE >> THEN A CURIOUS TEENAGER, JOINED THE MAYHEM, HER MEMORY IS CRYSTAL CLEAR >> I REMEMBER SEEING A TANK POLICEMENS RIFLES >> EVELYN STOOD BY AS STORE WERE BROKEN INTO

A SOLDIER TOLD HERSHEY COULD GO HOME >> HE SAID YOU CAN GO AND I WOULD NOT MOVE I I WOULDN'T MOVE BECAUSE I WAS TOO SCARED THEY COULD SHOOT ANYBODY

>> HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED? >> THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING >> RECURRING TO TRAY I DON'T REMEMBER MARTIN >> YOU CAN BE BE WALKING HOME WITH SKIT TELLS AND A TAE CROWDER AND RUN-DOWN IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND NOTHING WILL HAPPEN >> LIFE BY THE TENS OF THOUSANDS FLED DETROIT AFTER THE RIOT, HOUSEWIVES LINED UP FOR GUN TRAINING CLASSES IN THE SUBURBS WHERE TO THIS DAY MANY BLACKS FEEL UNWELCOME >> SEVERAL DOWNTOWN WITH YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET — >> ONCE IT'S DARK? >> ABSOLUTELY

YOU ARE GOING TO GET PULLED OVER THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE >> IF ANY HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT DETROIT'S SEGREGATED PAST, NEAR 8-MILE ROAD, A WALL BUILT IN THE 1940s WITH ONE PURPOSE SEPARATION >> HAS AMERICA LEARNED ANYTHING SINCE 1967? >> I WOULD GET ON THE ELEVATOR

THERE MIGHT BE A WHITE WOMAN ON THE ELEVATOR WITH ME, SHE WOULD GRAB HER PURSE LIKE I WAS GOING TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM HER HAS IT CHANGED? IT HAS TO CHANGE FOR US ALL TO LIVE TOGETHER >> TO GET TOGETHER, TO LIVE TOGETHER, I WILL TELL YOU WHAT, EVELYN AS A PERSON, YOU MEET EVELYN MILL ARE, SHE IS KNOWN AS THE SAINT OF HER CHURCH, FOR HER TO REVEAL THIS RECORD FROM 50 SOME YEARS AGO WAS EARTH SHATTERING, POWERFUL, POWERFUL STUFF >> A SURPRISE ON HER GRANDDAUGHTER SUN DOWNTOWN, TOWNS YOU DON'T GO DOWN IN 2020

>> YOU KNOW THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ISSUE, EXACTLY WHAT SHE SAID >>> THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED NURSES HOMES WITH 37,000 RESIDENTS DYING FROM COVID-19 IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO CAN'T REMEMBER THEMSELVES, PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA AND FAMILIES HAVE DEALT WITH A LAYERED BURDEN THROUGHOUT THIS CRISIS ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION, MORE THAN 40% OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ARE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS OR ANOTHER FORM OF DEMENTIA >> MY MOM IS 91

AND SHE WAS DIAGNOSED AT AGE 77 IN 2006 >> LORRETTA'S MOTHER WAS MOVED INTO LIFE SPRINGS BACK IN 2018 AND BLOSSOMED ACCORDING TO LORRETTA THE FACILITY WENT ON LOCKDOWN AND ROYAL DUTIES ETIAT THAT WENT OVER 90 DAYS WITHOUT SEEING HER MOTHER >> IT'S THE LONGEST WE'VE BEEN SEPARATED

NO MORE PERSONAL VISITS, EVERYBODY WILL BE DOING VIDEO CHATS MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS AM I EVER GOING TO SEE MY MOM AGAIN? EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW THAT EVERYBODY >> BECAUSE DORIS IS IN LATE STABLES OF HER DISEASE, LORRETTA HAS TRIED TO EXPLAIN THE GROWING CRISIS THEY DECIDED NOT TO EXPLAIN CORONAVIRUS TO MELISSA'S MOTHER JOYCE

BECAUSE JOYCE IS BEDRIDDEN, THEY'VE TAKEN A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THE PANDEMIC AS AT HOME CAREGIVERS >> INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NIL THE FACT THAT MY MOM, IT'S CHANGING FOR HER, THAT WAS SOMETHING WHERE WE LEAVE THE HOUSE, 5:00, 6:00 AT NIGHT AND MOVE AWAY FROM EVERYTHING >> CARRIE IS TAKING OVER AS THE PRIMARY CARE GIVER IN ORDER TO LIMIT OTHER CAREGIVER WHOSE WORK IN OTHER FACILITIES FROM ENTERING THE HOUSE AND POTENTIALLY INFECTING THEM >> CARE GEOFFERS OF FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA ARE STRUGGLING AND DURING THE PANDEMIC BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE PLACES OF SUPPORT THEY COULD BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STARTED

>> VP OF CARE AND SUPPORT ALZHEIMERS ORGANIZATION, HOPES TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE DIFFICULTIES ON THE 598 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFERING WITH THE DISEASE >> THE GUIDANCE FROM THE ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION TO THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS IS WE ARE NOT DOING NEARLY ENOUGH WHAT WE'RE SEEING FRANKLY IS THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA ARE ALSO DECLINING BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME LEVELS OF ENGAGEMENT THAT THEY HAD BEFORE SO THE SOCIAL ISOLATION IS HERE IS REALLY DEVASTATING

AND WE ARE SEEING THE RESULTS OF THAT AS THIS PLAYS OUT >> KNOWS THAT AT HOME CAREGIVERS ESPECIALLY THOSE TAKING CARE OF A FAMILY MEMBER FACE UNCERTAINTY AND LIMITED RESOURCES BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >> I CAN ONLY SEE MY MOM COMPROMISED IN A CERTAIN EXTENT, SHE LITERALLY CLEANING PERSON, >> I KNOW, I WILL BE FINE >> LORRETTA SAW HER MOTHER IN LATE JUNE MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE PROTOCOLS

>> THAT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE YOU HAD TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GO I GOT THE FIRST APPOINTMENT I RUSHED OVER THERE I HAD TAKEN THIS LIGHT PINK BALL AND STILL HAD TO STICK 6 FEET APART

SHE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PATIO SET WE THREW THAT BALL ACROSS THE TABLE THERE WASN'T ANYTHING BETTER SHE SAID THE SAME THING OVER AGAIN >> THE JOY LORRETTA FELT IS TEMPLARRED BY WHAT THEY FEEL FOR THEIR LOVED ONES WITH DEMENTIA

GUILT >> MY MOTHER, SO THAT WAS DISCONCERTING, DO THEY REALLY CARE THEY ARE EXHAUSTED, TOO WHAT KIND OF CARE IS SHE GETTING THERE IT IS VERY SCARY

>>> WATCHING CAL CAL NEWS NOW, LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT AND MY FRIEND JOE FRYER FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES ON NBC NEWSCOM HAPPY MONDAY >> HEY, SAVANNAH, WE START WITH HOPEFUL NEWS OUT OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OKAY, SAVANNA WE START WITH HOPEFULNESS OUT OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY

A NEW STUDY SAYS A POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IS SAFE AND SHOWS SIGNS OF AN IMMUNE RESPONSE ACCORDING TO TRIAL RESULTS, THE VACCINE CREATES ANTIBODIES IN CELLS WHICH FIGHT AND ATTACK VIRUS ITSELF, RESEARCHERS SAY IT IS ON PACE TO BE READY BY THE END OF THE YEAR THE VACCINE IS NOW MOVING INTO THE NEXT PHASE OF CHILD AND THAT INCLUDES CLINICAL TRIALS HERE INTO THE US NOW, THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS HERE AT HOME, THE U

S REPORTED 200,000 NEW CASES OVER THE WEEKEND PUSHING THE TOTAL CLOSER TO 4 MILLION IN THE START OF THE PANDEMIC THE INFECTION SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL BRING BACK REGULAR CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS >> WE HAVE HAD THIS FLARE-UP IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES

AND SO I THINK WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS I WILL GET INVOLVED AND WE WILL START DOING BRIEFINGS, WHETHER IT IS THIS AFTERNOON OR TOMORROW PROBABLY TOMORROW AND I WILL DO BRIEFINGS >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS GOP LEADERS WERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISCUSS CORONAVIRUS RELEASE CONGRESS ONLY HAS A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO PASS ANOTHER AID PACKAGE BEFORE GOING ON SUMMER RECESS

NEW YORK CITY ENTERS PHASE FOUR OF ITS REOPENING PLAN TODAY THAT MEANS LOW RISK OUTDOOR VENUES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN REOPEN ALONG WITH PRO SPORTS WITHOUT FANS BUT THIS MORNING, GOVERNOR CUOMO THREATENED TO ROLLBACK THE CITY'S REOPENING OF BARS AND RESTAURANTS DON'T PLAY BY THE RULES >> BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE THE PUBLIC AND IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE

BECAUSE IT IS NOT JUST BARS AND RESTAURANTS YOU HAVE 700 PEOPLE IN SOME LOCATIONS OF THE WEEKEND 700 PEOPLE DRINKING IN A PUBLIC PLACE, VIOLATING THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW I MEAN, GIVE ME A BREAK

>> ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI SAYS HIS CITY IS ON THE VERGE OF ANOTHER STAY-AT- HOME ORDER AND IN FLORIDA, THE NEW VIRUS EPICENTER, MIAMI BEACH, IS NOW UNDER AN APM COURT CURFEW IN THE BAHAMAS, THE PRIME MINISTER IS INTRODUCING NEW MEASURES TO CONDUCT THE CORONAVIRUS, THAT INCLUDES BANNING MOST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, CANADA, THE UK IN THE YU PINGAN UNION WILL BE ABLE TO SEND EMPTY COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO PACK UP THE VISITORS AND BRING THEM BACK HOME PRIVATE YACHTS AND FLIGHTS CAN STILL ENTER BUT THE BAHAMAS AIR LINE IS BANNED FROM FLYING TO THE US AND SPEAKING OF TRAVEL, IF YOU ARE VISITING DISNEY WORLD AND WANT TO EAT ONE OF THEIR FAMOUS TURKEY LEGS, HERE IS THE DEAL

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO STAND WHILE YOU'RE DOING IT DISNEY WORLD TIGHTENED ITS RULES ON MASKS AFTER GUESTS WERE REMOVING THEIR FACE COVERINGS TO EAT AND DRINK WHILE WALKING AROUND THE PARK >> NO PARK GOERS CAN ONLY REMOVE THEIR FACE MASKS TO EAT AND DRINK WHILE STANDING STILL DISNEY WORLD UPDATED THE POLICY ON ITS WEBSITE WITH A NOTE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL- DISTANCING SAVANNA, ALL I CAN THINK OF RIGHT NOW IS EATING A GIANT TURKEY LEG >> THOSE RULES ARE PRETTY FUNNY

YOU CAN EAT IT, BUT ONLY IF YOU'RE NOT — ALSO, JOE, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT, YET, BY THE WAY, I NOTICED THAT YOUR BACKGROUND KIND OF CHANGE I WONDER IF IT HAS TO DO WITH THIS MOMENT LAST WEEK ON THE TODAY SHOW WHERE YOU VERY SWEETLY — YOU HAVE YOUR OWN SHOT YOU GOT CUT THE A LOOK GOING ON THERE >> Reporter: YEAH SO THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO YOUR OWN LIVE SHOT AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING AND YOU DECIDE TO LET THE — AND NO ONE HELP YOU AND YOU DON'T REALLY SEE THE RETURN SHOT GIVE YOURSELF — WHICH MANY, MANY, MANY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA NOTICED AND COMMENTED ON

SO WE HAVE IN THE BACKGROUND WE HAVE A NEW SET NO PIRATE EVENTS ANYWHERE NEAR ME RIGHT NOW >> NO POWERED AIRINGS ACTUALLY KIND OF IMPRESSIVE THAT YOU FIND IT UP THAT WAY

IT IS FUNNY THANKS, JILL GOOD TO SEE YOU AND I'M HAPPY — BACK WITH YOU TOMORROW YEAH >> SOUNDS GOOD

CAN'T WAIT >>> SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE LATEST STATE SEEING A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES AND A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND NOW THE STATE'S GOVERNOR IS CAUTIONING SCHOOL DISTRICT ABOUT REOPENING NEXT MONTH NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT JOSH BYRNES JOINS ME IN GREENVILLE, WHICH IS LIKELY THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT NOW, BEFORE WE GET IT'S SOME THE POLITICAL BACK AND FORTH, I KNOW YOU GOT AN INSIDE LOOK AT THIS SCHOOL'S PLAN FOR REOPENING AND I THINK IT HAS A LOT OF US CURIOUS

WHAT IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE WHEN THESE STUDENTS ARE ON THE SCHOOL BUSES? TELL US WHAT YOU SAW >> Reporter: HEY, SAVANNA WILL THAT IS RIGHT THERE'S STILL A LOT GOING ON

THERE ARE SOME HIGH-STICKED HERE IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA BUT THIS SCHOOL BEHIND ME HAS TWO CLASSROOMS ON DISPLAY TODAY TO SHOW WHAT IN- PERSON LEARNING WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN AND IF STUDENTS CAN SAFELY RETURN TO THIS BUILDING YOU CAN SEE IN THOSE CLASSROOMS, THE DESKS ARE SPREAD ACROSS TYPICALLY IN THE SCHOOL, THERE'S A LOT OF COLLABORATION, A LOT OF TEAMWORK, THE DESKS ARE CLUSTERED TOGETHER SO THAT STUDENTS CAN WORK IN THESE UNITS THAT HAVE NOT GOING TO BE POSSIBLE

DEPENDABLE HERE TELLS ME IT IS SAD TO SEE THAT BUT THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO BE NECESSARY IF THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ELSE SHE TOLD ME ABOUT THE CHANGES >> WE NORMALLY IN OUR CLASSROOMS HAVE ABOUT 22 TO 24 STUDENTS AND WHEN WE USE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR 6 FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE ACTUALLY CAN ONLY FIT 13 SO IMMEDIATELY, WE HAVE A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS THAT WE CAN SEE WE HAVE IN THE CLASSROOMS

>> Reporter: AND SAVANNAH, WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE IS ALL OF THESE EXAMPLES, THIS IS JUST IF THE STUDENTS CAN ACTUALLY COME BACK THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL ACTUALLY BE STUDENTS IN THOSE TASKS COME AUGUST 24th, WHICH IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL YEAR THAT IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED THE DISTRICT IS GOING TO RELEASE THEIR PLANS TOMORROW, BUT THEY SAY THAT THEY WILL HALF TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPT AS THINGS CHANGE HERE AND RIGHT NOW, CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN THE STATE AND IN THIS COUNTY, SAVANNAH

>> WELL, IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS YET TO BE DETERMINED BUT WE DO KNOW THAT SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR HENRY McMASTER WANTS SCHOOLS TO REOPEN FOR IN- PERSON CLASSES NEXT MONDAY HOW OUR THE SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS FEELING ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT, SAVANNAH THEY ACTUALLY CAME OUT PRETTY STRONGLY AGAINST McMASTER'S CALL TO OPEN SCHOOLS IN PERSON FIVE DAYS A WEEK THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS EVERY CHILD TO HAVE THAT OPTION

BUT PEOPLE HERE SAY THAT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE TO OFFER THAT TO EVERYONE NOR IS IT NECESSARILY MEDICALLY ADVISABLE CONSIDERING CASES ARE ON THE RISE HE ALSO CALLED ON THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT TO DENY, TO REJECT ANY REOPENING PLANS THAT DON'T INCLUDE A FULL IN-PERSON OPTION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME THIS MORNING ABOUT HOW SHE PLANS TO HANDLE THAT >> I WILL BE APPROVING PLANS THAT BEST FIT THE NEEDS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

SOME OF IT MAY BE OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK BUT I CERTAINLY WILL INCLUDE THOSE THAT ARE NOT IF THEY PLAN TO HYBRID SCHEDULE I WILL APPROVE THAT PLAN AS LONG AS THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS IS COVERED AND THE SAFETY OF THE STAFF IS ALSO SOMETHING I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SO, NO, I WILL NOT BE DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE GOVERNOR ASKED >> Reporter: AND SAVANNAH, SHE EMPHASIZED THAT IT REALLY SHOULD BE UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS TO MAKE THE CALL FOR THEIR COMMUNITY'S

AND THAT THE DECISION ULTIMATELY LIES WITH HER SHE PLANS TO PROVE ANY OPTIONS THAT THESE DISTRICTS DEEM NECESSARY COME AUGUST 24th >> ABSOLUTELY AND LAST BUT SUDDENLY NOT LEAST, THE BIG CONCERN ALSO, IS, OF COURSE, FOR PARENTS WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT SCHOOLS REOPENING, ABOUT THEIR KIDS POTENTIALLY BEING BACK IN THOSE CLASSROOMS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS? >> WELL, WELL, I TALKED TO PARENTS ALL LOOK ALONG THE SPECTRUM

SOME ARE TERRIFIED OF THE VIRUS FROM OUR TERRIFIED OF THEIR KIDS FALLING BEHIND IS REALLY STRUGGLING WITH ONLINE CLASSES I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO TWO SINGLE MOMS ON THE TODAY THOSE SIX MONTHS WORKING FULL- TIME JOBS, BOTH HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND THEY BOTH HAVE TO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FOR THEIR KIDS TAKE A LISTEN

>> I FEEL I WOULD BE SAFE, ONCE WE KNEW HOW TO GET A BETTER HOLD OF IT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, I FEEL LIKE NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO HAS IT, HOW TO AVOID IT, WHAT CAN WE DO TO STAY SAFE WE ARE NOT REALLY MUCH DIFFERENT WASHING HANDS, HAND SANITIZER 6 FEET APART

>> IT SENSE OF NORMALCY I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM BACK IN SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK THAT IS MY HOPE THEY NEED CONSISTENCY THEY NEED THAT ONE ON ONE LEARNING

>> Reporter: AND SAVANNAH, THAT SECOND MOM YOU SAW THERE, HER MOM HAS SON HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY SHE SAID IT HAS BEEN A DISASTER TO DO ONLINE LEARNING BECAUSE THE FIRST MOTHER YOU MET IS CONCERNED ABOUT A WI-FI SHE WANTS A PURCHASE UPGRADED WI-FI IN HER HOME BECAUSE SHE HAS THREE KIDS STREAMING CLASSES ALL DAY IT IS TOUGH FOR ANYONE RIGHT NOW AND ALL THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS I TALKED TO SAY THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE KIDS BACK IN CLASSROOMS

BUT RIGHT NOW, TOP PRIORITY IS SAFETY AND THAT IS REALLY HOW THEY HAVE TO MAKE THEIR DECISIONS, SAVANNAH >> TOSHA, SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC AND SO MUCH UNKNOWN SO MANY QUESTIONS THERE IS MUCH FOR COVERING THE >> NOW YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD SO MUCH FOR US SO PLEASE STAY SAFE FOR US, —

>> THANK, SAVANNAH TAKE CARE >>> AS THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER IS NO MANDATING CUSTOMERS AND STAFF WEAR FACE COVERINGS LaMAR'S NEW POLICY WENT INTO EFFECT TODAY DESPITE MANDATES BY INDIVIDUAL STATES

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MORGAN IS ME NOW FROM DALLAS HEY, THERE MORGAN COOK SO FIRST, LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT THE FACT, YOU KNOW, THESE MASKS HAVE BECOME VERY POLITICIZED HOW ARE PEOPLE REACTING TO TO THESE NEW MASK REQUIREMENTS THERE? >> Reporter: YEAH SAVANNAH, THEY CERTAINLY HAVE WE SPOKE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING IN AND OUT OF THIS DALLAS WALMART BEHIND ME AND FOR THE MOST PART, PEOPLE ARE BEHIND THE MEASURE

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS PARTICULARLY BECOMING MORE TRUE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS AS WE HAVE SEEN COVID CASES IN TEXAS AND OTHER STATES CONTINUE TO RISE WITH THE STATE'S REOPENING WE DO KNOW THAT WALMART IS OPENING MORE THAN A THIRD OR WALMART HAS MORE THAN A THIRD OF THEIR STORES CURRENTLY IN STATES WHERE THERE IS NO MASK MANDATE IN PLACE AND AS FAR AS COMPLIANCE GOES, THE COMPANY IS ONLY SAYING IF THEY HAVE STATIONS EMPLOYS JUST OUTSIDE THOSE ENTRANCES AND THEY ARE CALLING THEM HEALTH INVESTORS REMINDING PEOPLE THAT IF THEY DO GO INSIDE TO A WALMART OR A SAM'S CLUB, THE NEW TO HAVE A MASK ON

WE DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH SEVERAL SHOPPERS TO GET THEIR THOUGHTS ON THIS NEW POLICY THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY AND HERE'S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY >> IT IS TO THE RIGHT THING TO DO YOU KNOW? SCHOOLS ARE GETTING READY TO START YOU KNOW? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO BE DOING ABOUT THAT SITUATION? YOU NEED TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL AND TO START WITH, IT IS WEAR YOUR MASK

BUT INSTEAD OF GOING DOWN, WE ARE GOING UP IT IS GOING UP AND THE ONLY WAY WE ARE GOING TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK GOING, WE ARE GOING TO GET BACK DOWN >> AND WALMART, SAM'S CLUB, IS NOT THE ONLY STARTING TO >> WE KNOW KROGER AND HOME DEPOT, GROCERY STORES, ALL PLANS FOR IMPLEMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES THIS WEEK TARGET HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL BE PUTTING MASK POLICY IN PLACE FOR ALL OF ITS STORES ON AUGUST 1st

SAVANNAH? >> SO MORGAN, THAT WAS ONE PART OF OPINION ON THE MATTER THOSE PEOPLE BEFORE WEARING THIS MASKS BUT BE, OF COURSE, HAVING A LOT OF THOSE VIRAL VIDEOS OF PEOPLE GETTING INTO THESE FIGHTS AND CONFRONTATIONS OVER THEM HAS THERE BEEN ANY PUSH BACK TO THE POLICY THAT YOU HAVE SEEN? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH ONE GERMAN WHO SAYS THAT, YOU KNOW, HE HAD HIS MASK IN HIS HAND HE SAID, IF I HAVE TO PUT IT ON WHEN I WALK INSIDE, I WILL

BUT IT IS UNCOMFORTABLE IT IS ANNOYING AND HE PERSONALLY DID NOT BELIEVE IN IT, EVEN WHEN I SAID, HEY, THE STUDIES ARE THERE BUT IF YOU WERE THAT, IF IT COULD HELP KEEP ALL OF US A LITTLE BIT SAFER I THINK THERE IS A GROWING AMOUNT OF FRUSTRATION SIMPLY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE, SAVANNAH, IN TEXAS, WHENEVER THE STATE REOPEN, THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE KIND OF MORE OR LESS OUT OF THE WOODS AND SINCE THEN, REALLY, IN MAY, WHEN THE STATE STARTED TO OPEN BACK UP, WE DID SEE THOSE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB IN JULY WHICH HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY WELL

AND THEN ABOUT 4000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS FROM COVID-19 AND 20% OF THAT NUMBER JUST TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK SO IT IS BECOMING A MORE DIRE SITUATION HERE, WHICH I THINK WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUY HIM AT THE SAME BREATH, YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE A HANDFUL OF FOLKS THAT ARE FRUSTRATED WITH ANY RULES THAT GO INTO EFFECT SAVANNAH? LET'S SWITCH GEARS NOW AND

BUT TEXAS GENERALLY SINCE TEXAS HAS SEEN MORE THAN 10,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES EVERYDAY FOR THE LAST FIVE DAYS WHAT IS BEING DONE TO SLOW THE SPREAD THERE? >> WELL, WE KNOW THAT GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT BACK ON JULY 2nd MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ANY COUNTY THAT HAD AT LEAST 20 COVID- 19 CASES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE PEOPLE PUT ON A MASK WHEN THEY WENT INTO ANY ESTABLISHMENT THERE NOW, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE IN THE STATE, THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT TIERS ON HOW, YOU KNOW, HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED INTO A RESTAURANT THINGS OF THAT NATURE

SO THERE IS A MASK POLICY FOR THE STATE THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO PLACE BUT OUTSIDE OF THAT, IT IS REALLY BEEN LEFT MORE UP TO A LOT OF THE CITIES HERE IN TEXAS AND MAYORS FROM MAJOR URBAN AREAS SUCH AS HOUSTON, DALLAS, HAVE OPENLY VOICED THAT THEIR DISPLEASURE WITH SOME OF THE GOVERNOR'S LEADERSHIP BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS SUPERSEDING THAT OWN, THAT THEIR HANDS ARE TIED WHEN IT COMES TO TRYING TO CONTAIN COVID-19 AND I THINK WE ARE SEEING KIND OF A CONSEQUENCE OF THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT BUSINESSES NOW BEING THE ONES TO COME OUT TO BE PROACTIVE, TO PUT POLICIES IN PLACE NOT WAITING ON ANY LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL AUTHORITY TO TELL THEM TO DO SO

BUT PUTTING THOSE RULES OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY FEEL IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AS FAR AS TEXAS GOES, HERE IN DALLAS, WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT TODAY WILL MARK 17 DAYS IN A ROW OF AT LEAST 1000 NEW CASES AND DALLAS IS NOT EVEN ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS IN THE STATE DOWN TO THE SOUTH, WE KNOW THAT HIDALGO COUNTY, JUST A FEW MILES NORTH OF MEXICO, HAS PEOPLE WAITING IN AMBULANCES OUTSIDE HOSPITALS BECAUSE THERE AREN'T ANY OPEN BEDS THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE SEEN THE SOME OF THOSE FEDERAL, FEDERAL MEDICAL TEAMS BEING DEPLOYED TO TRY TO ASSIST AND DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WHO NEEDS HELP GET IT SAVANNAH? >> SUCH TOUGH NEWS HEARING OF THOSE ICU BEDS START TO FILL UP

ANOTHER PIECE OF DEAFNESS, 85 INFANTS UNDER THE AGE OF ONE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN ONE TEXAS COUNTY I WAS LIKE THERE'S A LOT WE DO STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS HOW DOES IT AFFECT CHILDREN? WHAT ARE THESE OTHER POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS? WHAT MORE DO WE KNOW FROM THIS ONE COUNTY? >> Reporter: YEAH TRAGIC STATISTIC COMING OUT OF THE COUNTY THAT IS WHERE THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI IS LOCATED A LOCAL LEADER THERE SAID THAT CASES IN THAT COUNTY ARE NOW OUTPACING THE GROWTH OF ANY OTHER URBAN AREA IN TEXAS

WE DO KNOW THAT A YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS CONTAINED WITHIN THAT 85 NUMBER THERE, LOST HIS LIFE JUST LAST WEEK TO COVID-19 AS FAR AS WHAT IT DOES, THE CHILDREN, SAVANNAH, THAT IS ONE OF THE SCARIEST PART ABOUT THIS VIRUS IS, BECAUSE EVEN DOCTORS WILL TELL YOU THAT THE MOST — PERSON ON COVID- 19 ONLY HAS — THEY ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS VIRUS EACH AND EVERY DAY INITIALLY, WE THOUGHT THAT IT IMPACTED THE OLDEST PUBLISHING, THE HARDEST WHICH THEY ARE CERTAINLY SUSCEPTIBLE BUT FROM THE OLDER POPULATION TO NOW, YOU KNOW, A GROUP OF INFANTS THERE, WE ARE SEEING, EVERYONE CAN CERTAINLY NOT REALLY CONTRACTED, BUT FOR THE VERY WORST CONSEQUENCES IMAGINABLE FROM IT

SAVANNAH? >> ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE FEW THINGS THAT IT SEEMS TO BE DOING IS THAT IT'S INFECTIOUS BUT ANYONE CAN CONTRACT IT A GOOD REMINDER TO STAY SAFE >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MORGAN >> THANK YOU

>>> NEW DETAILS ARE EMERGING IN THE VIOLENT AMBUSH OF A FEDERAL JUDGE'S FAMILY LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THE SUSPECT, A GUNMAN, IS THAT THE FEDERAL JUDGE ANOTHER SALIS 'S SON AND HUSBAND WERE SHOT INSIDE THE PUT NEW JERSEY HOME HER SON DIED HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION SELIS IS NOT HEARD

IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCE SAYS THE SHOOTER WAS DISCUSSED AS A DELIVERY MAN NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ANNE THOMPSON ME NOW FROM NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY AND LIKE I SAID, WE'RE JUST LEARNING THAT THE SUSPECT WAS FOUND DEAD WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THAT BEFORE WE GET INTO THE OTHER DETAILS? >>> WELL, THE SUSPECT WAS FOUND DEAD, SAVANNAH, ABOUT 50 MILES FROM HERE IN A RURAL AREA OF NEW YORK STATE CALLED ROCKLAND

AND HE CURRENTLY DIED OF A SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND AND IT IS THAT GUN THAT AUTHORITIES ARE NOW FOCUSED ON BECAUSE LOTS AMENDMENT SOURCES TELL OUR AFFILIATE, W NBC, THAT WHAT THEY THINK IS THE THAT WAS USED IN THE SUICIDE MAY ALSO BE THE SAME GUN THAT WAS USED HERE AT THIS HOUSE BEHIND ME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 5:00 THAT IS WHEN THAT GUNMAN DECIDED AS A DELIVERY MAN CAME INTO THE HOUSE, MARK ANDERL, WHO IS JUDGE SALAS' HUSBAND, OPENED THE DOOR HE WAS SHOT AND THEN THEIR ONLY CHILD, 20-YEAR- OLD DANIEL, CAME RUSHING FOR HELP

HE WAS SHOT AND HE WAS KILLED AND IT IS HIS DEATH THAT IS REALLY SHATTERING THIS NEIGHBORHOOD JOE MORROW, WHO SAID HE WAS DANIEL'S — BEST FRIEND SPOKE TO REPORTERS LAST NIGHT LET'S HEAR FROM HIM >> HE WAS A DECENT KID, YOU KNOW? HIS FATHER IS ALSO A LAWYER

THEY'RE GOOD PEOPLE IT IS SAD TO SEE HIM GO I'M SHOCK I WAS NOT THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED MY NEIGHBORS SAID THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS HAPPENING

>> Reporter: AND SO HERE ALL DAY LONG, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GATHERING TOGETHER, SHARING THEIR MEMORIES OF THIS FAMILY, A FAMILY THAT BY ALL ACCOUNTS WAS VERY DEVOTED TO EACH OTHER AND A MOTHER AND FATHER, JUDGE SALAS AND HER HUSBAND, MARK ANDERL, DEFENSE ATTORNEY PARENTS WHO ABSOLUTELY ADORED THEIR SON SAVANNAH? >> GOSH, JUST A REALLY TRAGIC STORY WHAT ABOUT JUDGE SALAS? HOW IS SHE DOING? HOW HAS SHE RESPONDED? >> Reporter: SHE IS, WE BELIEVE SHE IS AT THE HOSPITAL WITH HER HUSBAND HER HUSBAND, MARK, WAS TAKEN FROM HERE LAST NIGHT

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL HE UNDERWENT SURGERY HE IS SAID TO BE IN STABLE CONDITION TODAY BY A FAMILY FRIEND AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT SHE IS BY HIS SIDE BECAUSE THEY JUST HAVE — GOOD LORD, THEY HAVE A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD OF THEM

>> MY GOSH ISN'T THAT RIGHT? AND ANNE, WHAT ABOUT THE LATEST IN THE INVESTIGATION? WE KNOW THESE DETAILS, DISGUISED AS A DELIVERY DRIVER WHAT ARE POLICE TELLING YOU? >> Reporter: WHITE WILL ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS INTERESTING, SAVANNAH, IS THE POLICE WENT UP AND DOWN THE STREET LOOKING TO SEE IF ANYBODY HAD ANY VIDEO HERE OF THE ACTUAL INCIDENT BECAUSE THAT WAS ONE THING THEY WANTED TO SEE GET EYES ON WHO THIS PERSON WAS

NOW, AS I HAVE SAID, THEY HAVE NOT SHARED EXACTLY WHAT THE CONNECTION IS THEY HAVE TAKEN THE CAR WHERE APPARENTLY THE MAN WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE, THEY HAVE TAKEN THAT CAR TO A DUKE STATE POLICE POST THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THE CAR, GATHERING EVIDENCE AND THAT IS THEY WILL ABSOLUTELY CONFIRM THAT THIS IS THE GUY WHO DID THIS BUT THEIR SUSPICION, THEY THINK HE IS, THEY GOT HIM

THEY THINK HE HIS DAD AND THAT BRINGS CERTAIN DEGREE, I MEAN, PEOPLE — SHOULD I BE AFRAID WITH THIS, YOU KNOW, JUST A BRAZEN CRIME? WAS IT A TARGETED HIT? AND KNOWING THAT POLICE BELIEVE THE SUSPECT, THEY HAVE THE SUSPECT AND THE SUSPECT IS DEAD, REALLY HELPS THAT NEIGHBORS HERE >> AND ANNE ACTUALLY, WE ARE GETTING HERE ON NBC NEWS SOME NEW REPORTING WE'RE HEARING THAT FIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO SAY THAT THE MAN FOUND DEAD THIS MORNING OF THAT APPARENT SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT ONE LIKE YOU MENTIONED, WHO IS CONSIDERED A SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTINGS OF THE HUSBAND AT THE SON, IS RIGHT DOWN HOLLANDER THIS IS IS A WELL-KNOWN NEW YORK LAWYER WHO HAS A LONG HISTORY OF ANTIFEMINIST LEGAL ACTIVITY

SO THAT IS WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR THAT IS SOMETHING THAT NBC NEWS IS SNOW REPORTING >> YEAH, AND JUDGE SALAS, SHE WAS A TRAILBLAZER WHEN IT COMES TO WOMEN IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION SHE IS THE FIRST LaTINA TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH HERE IN NEW JERSEY

AND SO THAT REALLY RAISED PROFILE HERE AND THE OTHER THING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS WHAT IS THE CONNECTION? WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SHOOTER AND THE JUDGE? IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SHOOTER AND HER HUSBAND? AND THAT IS — ALL THINGS THE FBI AND LOCAL POLICE ARE LOOKING AT >> ABSOLUTELY WILL, THAT DETAIL OF HE IS THAT WELL-KNOWN NEW YORK LAWYER WITH A LONG HISTORY OF ANTI- FEMINIST LEGAL ACTIVITY SUDDENLY SOMETHING OF INTEREST I'M ASSUMING IN THIS INVESTIGATION

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING ANNE, I KNOW IT IS A TOUGH STORY >> TAKE CARE, SAVANNAH >>> PROTESTERS IN PORTLAND, OREGON, WERE TARGETED WITH TEAR GAS BY FEDERAL OFFICERS OVERNIGHT MONDAY MARKS THE 52nd STRAIGHT NIGHT OF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD PRESIDENT TRUMP ORDERED FEDERAL TROOPS TO PORTLAND AFTER TENSIONS ESCALATED LAST WEEK AND TWEETED, TRYING TO HELP PORTLAND NOT HEARD IT

:PROTESTERS, QUIT, AND ARTISTS AND AGITATORS NOW, CITY LEADERS IN OREGON ARE FIRING BACK >> HE IS NOT HELPING THEY ARE NOT WELCOME TO BRING THESE FEDERAL OFFICIALS INTO OUR COMMUNITY BECAUSE THEY ARE MAKING THINGS WORSE AND THEY ARE HURTING PEOPLE >> THE STATE OF OREGON IS NOW SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ACCUSING SOME AGENCIES OF VIOLATING PROTESTERS' CIVIL RIGHTS

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ERIN McLAUGHLIN REPORTS FROM PORTLAND >> Reporter: SAVANNAH, IT IS PRETTY CALM ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND RIGHT NOW BUT LAST NIGHT, WAS ANYTHING BUT THE 53rd STREET NIGHT OF VIOLENCE IN THE SITUATION APPEARS TO BE ESCALATING WHAT WAS ABOUT A DOZEN PROTESTERS COMING OUT ON THE NIGHTLY BASIS, THE OVER WEEK AGO, ALL OF THAT CHANGE ACCORDING TO THE MAYOR OF PORTLAND WITH THE PRESENCE OF UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS, VIDEO CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SHOWING THOSE AGENTS SNATCHING PROTESTERS INTO UNMARKED VANS

AND DRIVING OFF, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS THAT THOSE AGENTS WERE HERE ACTING ON LOCAL INTELLIGENCE THAT FEDERAL PROPERTIES SUCH AS THE ONE HERE WERE UNDER THREAT WE HAVE HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS ARE BASICALLY AND ARTISTS, BUT MANY OF THE PROTESTERS OUT, WELL, THERE IS A PRESENCE OF AN ORCHESTRA, THERE, THEY ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE SHE SAID SHE SAW SOME OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA GREATEST OF THE UNMARKED FEDERAL AGENTS BUT SHE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION SHE IS A MOTHER OF TWO THIS IS WAS HER FIRST TIME PROTESTING

SHE EXPLAINS THAT THE WHAT SHE THINGS IS IMPORTANT THAT SHE IS HERE AT THE PROTEST TAKE A LISTEN >> IT JUST BOILS DOWN TO HUMANITY, HUMANITARIAN RIGHTS BEING VIOLATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND ALSO, I SEE A SEGMENT OF OUR POPULATION BEING VIOLENT AND I FIGURED WE COULD GET THE MILES OUT HERE, MAYBE WE WOULD SQUALL SUMMIT THAT VIOLENCE PEOPLE WHEN I FEEL THE NEED TO THROW WATER BOTTLES OR THROW ROCKS OR THROW PICS

THEY WOULD HAVE US TO PROTECT THEM >> Reporter: NOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FROM OREGON IS THREATENING LEGAL ACTION PURSUING A LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SHE ALSO SAID SHE PLANS TO FILE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER THAT WOULD STOP FEDERAL AGENTS FROM WHAT HE ARGUES ARE MAKING UNLAWFUL ARRESTS IT COULD BE AS SOON AS TODAY MEANWHILE, THE MAYOR WANTS THE FEDERAL AGENTS OUT

HE SAYS THAT IT IS SIMPLY MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE HE WANTS TO SEE THEM OFF THE STREETS OF PORTLAND BUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS THEY ARE HERE PROTECTING FEDERAL PROPERTY THEY ARE SIMPLY DOING THEIR JOBS SAVANNAH? >>> THE DEATH OF CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS HAS RENEWED CALLS FOR RENAME THE ADMIN BRIDGE IN SELMA, ALABAMA

LEWIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL PEACEFUL PROTESTERS BEATEN BY ALABAMA STATE TROOPERS DURING THE 1965 THE CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH FROM SELMA TO MONTGOMERY NOW KNOWN AS BLOODY SUNDAY NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT BLAYNE ALEXANDER JOINS ME NOW FROM ATLANTA THE DISTRICT, LEWIS SERVED FOR 17 TIMES LANE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US

IT WAS, CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT FUNERAL PLANS FOR JOHN LEWIS? >> LOOK SAVANNAH, RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HIM IT HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED WE UNDERSTAND THAT HIS DEATH CAME ON THE SAME DAY AS ANOTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON REVEREND VIVIAN, WE UNDERSTAND THE FAMILY IS WAITING FOR AFTER REVEREND VIVIAN'S FUNERAL ON THURSDAY TO ANNOUNCE THEIR OWN PLANS OUT OF RESPECT FOR HIM LET ME SET THE SCENE FROM WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW

THIS MAN IS THE HEART OF THE CONGRESSMAN'S TO SURE YOU CAN KIND OF SEE ALL OF THESE FLOWERS, ALL OF THESE PORCHES DIFFERENT TRIBUTES HERE THAT STARTED JUST HOURS REALLY AFTER WE LEARNED OF HIS DEATH AND CONTINUES TO THE WEEKEND BUT IF WE CAN PENT UP AND JUST KIND OF SHOW YOU RIGHT HERE, THIS GIVES YOU A SENSE OF MAGNITUDE WHAT IT REALLY MEANT TO THE DISTRICT, JUST SHOWS HOW INCREDIBLY BLESSED HE WAS

HE SERVED DESSERT FOR 33 YEARS THIS MURAL HAS BEEN HERE ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING FOR ABOUT EIGHT YEARS OR SO SAVANNAH, I GOT TO SAY, WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN ATLANTA ON THE MAIN HIGHWAY HERE, YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE HIGHWAY ANYBODY WHO CROSSES THE DOWNTOWN AND I, YOU CAN'T HELP BUT SEE THIS IMAGE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND THIS WORD HERO? REALLY JUST LET YOU KNOW JUST HOW BLESSED HE IS AND WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF BREAKING NEWS, TOO, OF COURSE, LOSING HIM

LAYS A VACANCY IN A CITY, 33 YEARS WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR SO, THIS WHAT IT TO SELECT HIS REPLACEMENT, THE PERSON WHO WILL REPLACE HIM ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT HER NAME IS WILLIAM >> SHE IS A STATE SENATOR HERE IN GEORGIA AND SHE ALSO MEETS THE STATE'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAVANNAH? >> WOW, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING THAT INFORMATION NOW, ALSO, I LOVE RIGHT OFF THE, WHERE YOU ARE SUNDAY, THOSE TRAVELERS THAT WE CAN SEE

I CAN SEE RIGHT BEHIND YOU, BALLOONS, FLOWERS WE KNOW THAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS PAID H- E-B TO JOHN LEWIS TODAY CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THEY DID SO IN ADDITION TO THE MANY STATEMENTS THAT WE SAW OVER THE WEEKEND, THAT WE HEARD OF THE BACON, TODAY, NOT THE CONGRESS IS BACK IN SESSION, WE SAW THEM OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE ON THE HOUSE FOR IT REALLY WAS TOUCHING A VERY STRIKING BECAUSE IF NOW, OF, CONGRESSMAN LEWIS USED HIS VOICE EVERY DAY THAT HE WALKED THE HALLS OF CONGRESS

SO IT WAS FRUSTRATING TO SEE THAT MOMENT OF SILENCE THERE, OBSERVED FOR HIM THIS MORNING WE NOTE THAT OUTSIDE OF HIS OFFICE, HIS HISTORIC OFFICE WAS ACTUALLY SHROUDED IN BLACK CLOTH THERE WERE SEVERAL NOTES LEFT THERE AT HIS DOOR I HAD THE HONOR AND THE PRIVILEGE OF INTERVIEWING HIM SEVERAL YEARS AGO, RIGHT ON THE EVE OF THE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE THERE IN DC IT WAS SOMETHING THAT HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING PASSED

IS THAT IN HIS OFFICE AND I GOT TO SEE, SAVANNAH, IT WAS REALLY LIKE A LIVING MUSEUM I MEAN, PICTURES, EVERYTHING FROM SELMA MARCH TO THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO HIM THAT HE WITH THE US PRESIDENT, 33 YEARS ENCOMPASS

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE JUST THAT OFFICE ITSELF JUST THAT ROOM THAT HE OCCUPIED FOR SO LONG IS LIVING HISTORY SAVANNAH? >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU FOR THOSE DETAILS >> I LOVE HEARING THOSE, OF THOSE PERSONAL DE TALES AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLE EXPENSE FOR YOU NOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT WE NEED CALL TO RENAME THE BRIDGE IN SELMA, ALABAMA, WHERE DO THINGS STAND THERE? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A CALL THAT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING

PEOPLE WHO SAID, LISTEN, ADMIN WAS — TAKE A CAKE, HE WAS SOMEBODY WHO MANY PEOPLE LEAVE DID NOT DESERVE A BRIDGE NAMED AFTER HIM, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE HISTORICAL NUGGETS OF WHAT HAPPENED THERE ON THAT BRIDGE ON BLOODY SUNDAY NOW THAT — WE ARE SEEING RENEWED CALLS EVEN STRONGER CALLS THINK IT LOOK, LET'S NOT KEEP THAT NAME LET'S IT FOR CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS TAKE A LOOK >> TAKE A NICE PICTURE OF THAT BRIDGE

PUT IT IN A MUSEUM SOMEWHERE AND THEN RENAME THE BRIDGE AND REPAID IT, WE DECORATE IT, TO JOHN R LEWIS I BELIEVE IT WILL GIVE THE PEOPLE OF SOME SOMETHING >> SO THERE YOU HEARD FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE, ONE OF THE MANY TIMES, ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE CALLING FOR THAT BRIDGE TO BE RENAMED IN CONGRESSMAN LEWIS' HONOR SAVANNAH? >> THANK YOU, PLANE

THANK YOU FOR THAT AND THANK YOU ALSO AGAIN FOR THE BREAKING NEWS THAT THEY HAVE SAID WHO THEY WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE HIM ON THE BALLOT AFTER, LIKE YOU SAID, MORE THAN THREE DECADES THANKS SO MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

>> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT'S A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO'S LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE," ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES

>> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> THERE IS PROMISING NEWS ABOUT A PATCH OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINE HER LEG RESULTS FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SAID IT COULD BE READY BY THE END OF THE YEAR RESEARCHERS ARE NOW MOVING TO A MORE AGGRESSIVE TESTING AND EVEN A CLINICAL TRIAL HERE IN THE YES NBC NEWS SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS FROM LONDON

>> Reporter: HEY, SAVANNAH THIS IS REALLY GOOD NEWS, WITH OVER 1000 PEOPLE ALREADY TRIALS UNDERWAY WITH MANY THOUSANDS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD AND I AM TOLD BY A LEAD RESEARCHER FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY THAT IN THE COMING WEEKS, 30,000 PEOPLE WILL BE INVOLVED IN ANOTHER TRIAL THERE IN THE US BUT THE RESULTS THAT THEY HAVE PUBLISHED IN THE — REALLY, REALLY SUGGEST THING THAT IS FIXING IS SAFE AND THAT IT WORKS, THAT IT DOES ENCOURAGE THE BODY TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES

MORE THAN THAT, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT SIX MIXING ABLE TO DELETE THE BODY TO A DOUBLE DEFENSE SO THAT IT WORKS TO ENCOURAGE THE BODY TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES BUT ALSO AT TWO CELLS, THE ANTIBODY ATTACHED THEMSELVES BUT BASICALLY, THE ANTIBODIES ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THE VIRUS ITSELF, PREVENTING IT FROM GETTING INTO THE HUMAN CELLS THE CELLS ATTACKING THE CELLS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS SO YOU GET KIND OF A DOUBLE WHAMMY POTENTIAL FROM THIS VACCINE IF IT PROVES TO BE AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS

AT THE SAME TIME, THE NEWS THAT IT APPEARS TO BE FAKE, THERE WERE SOME SET OF? >> BUT ONLY RELATIVELY MINOR AGAIN, VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE, OF COURSE, WITH A VACCINE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISH THAT THEY CAN DO THE JOB THAT YOU WANT TO DO BUT ALSO THAT IT DOES NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD HARM PEOPLE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT HERE THAT LEAD RESEARCHER TELLS ME THAT THEY THINK THAT THEY WILL HAVE FOR THE RESULTS FROM THE CONTROLS BY THE FALL, MAYBE AS SOON AS SEPTEMBER AND THAT THEN, STILL HOPES THAT THEY CAN PRODUCE A VACCINE BY THE END OF 2020

THAT IS AMBITIOUS BUT SO FAR, HAS GONE RIGHT WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WITH THIS IS, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS, SO FAR, IS TAKING ALREADY WORKING ON, TWEAK IT A LITTLE BIT, IF YOU LIKE, FOR THIS CORONAVIRUS AND KEEP GOING SO THAT IS WHY THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ABLE TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING

THERE ARE MANY, MANY VACCINATIONS BEING WORKED ON AROUND THE WORLD THE PERFECT SCENARIO IS THAT A NUMBER OF THEM TURN OUT TO WORK BECAUSE THE VIRUS CAN CHANGE AND ALSO BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO NEED A LOT, BILLIONS POTENTIALLY OF VACCINATIONS >>> OXFORD IS THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL TO SHOW PROMISING RESULTS BUT WHEN WILL ANY OF THAT MAKE ITS WAY TO US? CAN WE ACTUALLY SEE A VACCINE IN OUR DOCTOR'S OFFICES? DR

NATALIE AZAR NOW HELLO, DR NATALIE FIRST, LISTED JUST TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE ALL HEAR THIS NEWS ABOUT THE VACCINE IT SEEMS LIKE REALLY GOOD NEWS, LIKE TO BE WE ARE REALLY ON THE WAY

WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OPINION, TO THESE OXFORD HUMAN TRIAL RESULTS? >> YEAH, SO SAVANNAH, I THINK THAT THE REACTION TO THIS IS DEFINITELY ENTHUSIASM AND IT IS DEFINITELY EXCITEMENT BUT I THINK IT IS ALSO CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM SIMPLY BECAUSE THESE ARE RESULTS FROM EARLY DATA THESE ARE EARLY PHASE ONE, PHASE TWO THIS IS PARMALEE THE SAFETY AND YOUR POINT, EFFICACY IN TERMS OF LISTING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE

AND JUST TO SORT OF FOR A LITTLE BIT ON THOSE POINTS, SO VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAY THAT IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU GET DIRECTION IN TWO PARTS OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WHEN ARE THE T CELLS, WHICH CAN FIND VIRUS- INFECTED CELLS AND GET RID OF THOSE ITSELF AND THE OTHER ONE IS THE ANTIBODY THAT WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE GENERATION OF THESE THINGS CALLED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES THAT CAN ACTUALLY GO AND FIND A VIRUS AND NEUTRALIZE AND GET RID OF THE VIRUS AND IN FACT, DEFINED IN THIS POPULATION, THEY GAVE THE VACCINE TO OVER 500 PEOPLE, THEY WERE AGED 18 TO 55

TO THOSE RESPONSES WERE, IN FACT, LISTED IT WAS VISIBLY WELL WITH FATIGUE, HEADACHES, AND LOW RATE FEVER, THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS THE ISSUE THAT IS NOW AT PLAY AND WHY WE NEED THE RESULTS FROM THE LARGER PHASE TWO AND SELEATHA PHASE THREE TRIALS ARE THE FOLLOWING WILL THIS ACTUALLY BE EFFECTIVE? IN THE LAB, IT IS INDUCING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE IS IT REALLY EFFECTIVE TO PREVENT INFECTION? WILL IT ACTUALLY HELP AT-RISK POPULATIONS GREAT THAT IS, PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER THAN THE AGE OF 55, WILL IT OFFER AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OF PROTECTION IF IT IS JUST SHORT- LIVED? THAT IS NOT PARTICULARLY USEFUL

AND OF COURSE, WILL IT HELP TRANSMISSION TO CONTACT? THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS THAT WE NEED ANSWERS FROM THE LARGER PHASE THREE TRIAL IF WE GET THOSE, THEN, OF COURSE, THIS IS RELATED TO ACTUALLY BE DEPLOYED ON A MUCH LARGER POPULATION LEVEL >> SO WE HAVE GOT THIS GOOD NEWS AND THEN JUST LAST WEEK, WE ALSO RECEIVED HOPEFUL RESULTS FROM THE TRIAL SO WHAT IS A REALISTIC TIME LINE HERE WITH ALL THIS GOING ON? WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO ACTUALLY GET VACCINATED? >> RIGHT SO WHAT IS REALLY INTERESTING, SAVANNAH, IS THAT WHAT HAS MADE THIS VACCINE DEVELOPMENT ERA OF THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS SO GROUNDBREAKING AND UNIQUE IS THAT VACCINE DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN PARALLEL WITH VACCINE, YOU CAN SAY, DEVELOPMENT IN ANOTHER WAY

THEY ARE ALREADY MAKING THE VACCINE THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING THIS IS TRUE FOR THE OXFORD TRIAL AND IT IS ALSO TRUE FOR THE MODERNO VACCINE AND I THINK THIS, IN DR FAUCI'S AWARDS LAST WEEK, HE SAID, WHAT WE ARE RISKING HERE IS BASICALLY MONEY AND THE FINANCIAL RISK

THAT WE ARE STILL GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SAFETY AND SCIENCE WE ARE NOT SACRIFICING THOSE BUT AGAIN, WE HAVE COMPRESSED THE TIME LINE, MANUFACTURING IS ALREADY HAPPENING OF THE VACCINES THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY TESTING SO IF WE DO GET INTO THE FINISH LINE WITH ALL THESE GREAT VACCINE CANDIDATES, AND WE FIND OUT THAT THEY ARE IN FACT WORKING, THEY ARE INFECTING AT PREVENTING VACCINE AND THERE'S NO UNUSUAL SAFETY SIGNAL THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION EVEN MORE THAN THEY ALREADY HAVE

I THINK THE UK FIXING, THEY HAVE ALREADY ORDERED 100 MILLION DOSES RIGHT AS WE SPEAK >> WOW THAT IS GOOD NEWS TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE STARTING UP BEFORE WE EVEN KNOW SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET TO IT HOPEFULLY WE DO KNOW THAT IT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

ALL RIGHT, I WANT TO SWITCH GEARS WITH YOU AND TALK SCHOOL EARLIER, WE GOT TO TAKE A LOOK INSIDE A SOUTH CAROLINA CLASSROOM THAT IS SET UP FOR SOCIAL- DISTANCING OBVIOUSLY, ONE OF THE MAJOR QUESTIONS, ARC- IT GOING TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL? SO HERE'S A VIEWER QUESTION ABOUT SCHOOL BUSES SPECIFICALLY, OF COURSE, ONE OF THE MAJOR KEYS FOR A LOT OF KIDS ABOUT ACTUALLY GETTING TO SCHOOL HOW DO YOU PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THAT? >> YEAH, LOOK, I MEAN, I THINK WHAT I HAVE HEARD FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS HERE IN NEW JERSEY IS THAT IT IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A HYBRID SYSTEM WHERE YOU'RE HAVING PART OF THE CLASS GOING FOR IN SCHOOL LEARNING AND PART OF YOUR CLASS DOING ONLINE LEARNING SO THAT YOU JUST DECREASE THE DENSITY AND IT IS JUST THE NUMBERS GAME AT THAT POINT

THAT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THE FULL 100% VOLUME OF STUDENTS RIDING THE BUS AT THE SAME TIME THAT IS REALLY THE ONLY WAY I CAN SEE THAT YOU COULD OBTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING FOR THAT KIND OF BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL >> OKAY ALSO, YOU JUST MENTIONED SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NEW JERSEY SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS HAPPENING THERE, THEY ARE ASKING PARENTS TO DO WHAT IS CALLED, QUOTE, MASK TRAIN THEIR CHILDREN

BASICALLY HELP PARENTS CAN GET THERE KIDS USE TO WEARING THIS MESS I MEAN, THIS IS HARD FOR US ADULTS TO RIVER TO KEEP THEM ON TO TALK WITH THEM ON, TO BE OUT AND ABOUT WITH THEM ON HOW DO YOU THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE GOING FOR GIFT, FOR SOME CASES, HOURS IN A SCHOOL DAY, AND HOW DO WE HELP TRAIN THEM? >> RIGHT THAT IS A REALLY INSTINCT CONCEPT IT IS THIS CONCEPT OF MASK ENDURANCE

IN A, RIGHT NOW, MY KIDS INCLUDE, YOU KNOW, WE WEAR MASKS WE GO TO THE PHARMACY, WE WEAR MASKS WE GO TO THE GROCERY STORE BUT WE ARE NOT WEARING MASKS OUR PACK UPON HOUR WHEN YOU GO BACK TO SCHOOL, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WEAR YOUR MASK ALL DAY

HE SAYS, THAT IS GOING TO BE CHALLENGING FOR YOUNG KIDS, I THINK THIS IS WHAT SOME EXPERTS HAVE ADVISED MY THINK THESE WERE PRETTY COOL TRICKS TO GET THEM USED TO THE IDEA OF WEARING THEM FOR LONGER TIME, I'M TELLING THIS AND SOME PARENTS HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS BUT PUT A MASK ON A DOLL OR A STUFFED ANIMAL

YOU WANT TO RELATE TO YOUR CHILD AT THE LEVEL THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND YOU WANT TO WATCH OTHER CHILDREN WEARING THE MASK YOU CAN EVEN SAY TO YOUR CHILD, LOOK, SUPERHEROES WEAR MASKS YOU COULD BE A SUPERHERO GRADUALLY INCREASED MASK TOLERANCE

ABOUT THIS WAS A REALLY NEAT IDEA YOU WOULD ALLOW THEM TO WEAR THE MASK EVEN AT HOME, WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES YOU INCREASE FOR FIVE MINUTES TO 10 MINUTES TO 15 MINUTES OR FOR A BIKE RIDE I THINK ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS MODELING THE BEHAVIORS OF SO IF YOU WEAR A MASK AS A PARENT OR A CAREGIVER, YOUR CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO MODEL YOUR BEHAVIOR

AND MAKE GET THEM MORE ON BOARD WITH MASK- WEARING IF YOU ARE DOING IT YOURSELF >> OKAY LOVE THAT STUFFED ANIMAL OR THE DOLLS, HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR AZAR

>>> MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS BACK EXHIBITION GAMES ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY AHEAD OF OPENING DAY LATER THIS WEEK AND NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT HILLIARD JOINS ME NOW FROM INSIDE CHASE FIELD HOME OF THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS IN PHOENIX SO FIRST, BEFORE WE GO TO THAT FRONT ASSIGNMENT THAT YOUR INSIDE THAT STADIUM TODAY LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT ARIZONA, THE SURGE IN CASE OUT THERE

AND TODAY'S GAME COMES AS THE BREAK STATE RECORDED A SINGLE DAY RECORD OF COVID- 19 DEATH PASS OVER THE WEEKEND WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? >> EXACTLY THIS IS IS A STATE THAT CONTINUES, SAVANNAH, CONTINUES TO BE HARD HIT BY COVID-19 OF COURSE SOME INDICATIONS OVER THE LAST PARTICULARLY THE LAST WEEK THAT THERE ARE SOME FLATTENING OF NUMBERS, FLATTENING OF ICU BEDS, FLATTENING OF THE PERSON POSITIVE NUMBER OF CASES THAT ARE COMING BACK UNITED THERE THAT THERE WAS A RECORD NUMBER OF DEATHS PLUS WE REPORTED

BUT OVER A SERIES OF DAYS POTENTIALLY WEEKS, THERE THAT THOSE NUMBERS WERE COMING IN BUT THAT IS NOT UNDERSCORED THE FACT THAT COVID REMAINS VERY SERIOUS HERE IN ARIZONA AND THAT IS RIGHT A LOT OF THE FRAMEWORK IN WHICH, YOU KNOW, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS LOOKING TO OPEN UP THEIR SEASON, IT IS IMPORTANT IT IS SORT OF THE CONTRAST OF WHERE THE COUNTRY AND WHERE THE STATE STILL FINDS ITSELF

>> ALL RIGHT NOW, OKAY, LET'S SWITCH OVER TO BASEBALL WHEN DOES THE SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGIN? AND THEN WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY GOING TO LOOK LIKE? WHAT CHANGES CAN FANS EXPECT TO SEE? >> EXACTLY THIS IS OPENING WEEK AND LOOK, IF YOU'RE TALKING TO NOT ONLY THE ORGANIZATION BUT ALSO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, THEY ARE DOING TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY RIGHT NOW, THESE PLAYERS, THEY ARE USING A LOT OF YOU TOPIC WE HAVE NOT SEEN AN OUTBREAK IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IN TERMS OF ANY ONE TEAM OR ORGANIZATION

BUT RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE — I FEEL LIKE IT IS WEIRD BASEBALL GAME THIS IS AN INTRASQUAD GAME GOING ON HERE BETWEEN ARIZONA AND THE DIAMONDBACKS THURSDAY IS OPENING DAY OFFICIALLY OF BASEBALL THOSE CONVERSATIONS TAKING PLACE NOT ONLY WITH DIAMONDBACKS BUT ALSO SOME THE EXHIBITION GAMES THAT WE SAW OVER THE WEEKEND OF POPPING INTO THE P

A SYSTEM HERE ARTIFICIAL CROWD NOISE IS BECAUSE I WILL LET JIM FERRELL, OUR PHOTOGRAPHER, PAN OVER CHASE FIELD HAS 50,000 SEATS IN IT AND IT IS HERE RIGHT NOW

I WANT TO LET YOU LISTEN TO A LITTLE BIT OF A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH 10:00, CURRENTLY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION WHAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THESE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WITH THE TESTING, WITH THE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PROTOCOLS OF THE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE IN EFFORT TO GET BACK IN PLAYING, BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVE, THAT THE GUYS HAVE TAKEN IT SERIOUS THAT THE STAFF THEM HAVE TAKEN IT SERIOUS THAT THE OTHER ON-FIELD PERSONNEL INCLUDING THE UMPIRES HAVE TAKEN IT SERIOUS

AND THAT GIVES ME HOPE TO BELIEVE THAT WE CAN GET THROUGH WHAT RIGHT NOW IS 60 GAME SEASON >> Reporter: SAVANNAH, THESE TEAMS HAVE BEEN PRACTICING TOGETHER FOR THREE WEEKS NOW AND AGAIN, THERE HAS BEEN NO MAJOR OUTBREAK IN ANY ONE ORGANIZATION THERE HAS BEEN MORE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS IN SEVERAL PLAYERS AMONG MOST TEAMS AT THIS POINT

WHEN YOU LOOK AT HERE, THERE'S A GOOD NUMBER OF PLAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN WEARING MASKS OUT ON THE FIELD IN A, THIS IS A LINK THAT TAKES THIS SEASON AND IT BECAME VERY INTENTION TO FINISH THAT 60 GAME SEASON AS WELL AS THE PLAY-OFF >> ABSOLUTELY IT IS GOING MENTIONED WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED TALKING, I THOUGHT, WOW, HE SOUNDS SO

BUT I GET IT NOW OKAY, LET'S SWITCH GEARS TO TALK ABOUT FOOTBALL THIS IS THE FIRST WEEK OF ANNA FORD TRAINING CAMP BUT SOME PLAYERS ARE UPSET WITH THE LEAGUE WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? >> EXACTLY

I MEAN, ALL OF THESE SPORTS LEAGUES ARE TRYING TO LAUNCH AND BE IS SAID TO TIP OFF 10 DAYS FROM NOW THE NHL 12 DAYS FROM NOW MLS SOCCER IS ALREADY UNDERWAY ANNA FORD TRAINING CAMP BEGINS THIS WEEK

AND THAT IS WHERE FOR A LOT OF THESE LEAGUES, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE THEY FELT LIKE THEY WERE COMFORTABLE ONLY 12 PLAYERS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAVE OPTED TO NOT PLAY THE SEASON THE NFL PLAYERS STILL HAVE CONCERNS, I JUST WANT TO IF WE COULD SHOW YOU, RUSSELL WILSON, THE QUARTERBACK FROM THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, TWEETING OUT, QUOTE, I'M CONCERNED THAT MY WIFE IS PREGNANT ANNA FORD TRAINING CAMP IS ABOUT TO START AND THERE'S NO CLEAR PLAN ON HEALTH AND PLAYER SAFETY WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR LOVED ONES

#WEWANTTOPLAY THE SEDIMENT FROM A LOT OF THESE PLAYERS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PREPARED TO ON IT IT TAKES US BACK TO THE OLD 1989 FROM, FEEL THE DRONE

JAMES OLD JONES, HIS CHARACTER, BASEBALL AND A PART OF THIS YEAR LOOKED LIKE THAT WAS NOT GOING TO TAKE PLACE AS YOU CAN SEE BEHIND US HERE, WE ARE JUST A COUPLE HOURS AWAY FROM OFFICIALLY FIRST PITCH IN THE HEART OF PHOENIX SAVANNAH? >> ABSOLUTELY AYMON, IT IS GOOD TO SEE, LIKE YOU JUST KIND OF MENTION, AND TOUCHED ON THERE, A SENSE OF NORMALCY , TO AN EXTENT, OBVIOUSLY, PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, A TOUGH THING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC THANKS SO MUCH

YEP THANKS, MY FRIEND >>> TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR CONGRESS TO PASS ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP MET WITH TOP REPUBLICAN LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE NBCNEWS

COM SENIOR WHAT HAS REPORTER SHANNON PETIT JOINS ME NOW SO, SHANNON, FIRST OFF, LET'S START WITH WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE LOOKING FOR IN THIS NEXT RELIEF PACKAGE? >> Reporter: A COUPLE THINGS THEY SAY ARE DEAL BREAKERS WHEN IS A PAYROLL TAX CUT THE OTHER IS THOSE ARE NOT ON BOARD WITH EXITING THE ADDITIONAL $600 AID UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT THAT IS BEING GIVEN

THEY SAY THAT THAT IS AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO STAY HOME RATHER THAN GO TO WORK SO THEY WANT TO SEE SOMETHING IN THERE THAT THEY BELIEVE OR SAY WHAT HAS BEEN INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO WORK AND THERE IS A — BY GOING ON ABOUT TESTING AND HOW MUCH MONEY IN THIS NEW RELIEF BILL SHOULD BE GOING TO TESTING THE ADMIN STATION, THEY MADE THE ARGUMENT THAT THERE IS STILL MONEY FROM THE LAST PACKAGE THAT HAD NOT BEEN SAID AND LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THAT, TOO IN NEGOTIATION THAT THEY COULD USE TO GET SOME OF THEIR OTHER PRIORITIES SOON LISTING I WOULD MENTIONED, LIABILITY PROTECTION SO FOR COMPANIES THAT "IF A RESTAURANT OPENS UP AND SOMEONE GETS SICK AT THAT WESTERN TECH THE SORT OF PROTECTION FOR THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS OWNER, IN CASE A CUSTOMER TRIES TO SUE THEM FOR EXAMPLE, FOR CORONAVIRUS WHILE AT THE RESTAURANT

>> A OH, MY GOSH THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I JUST KNOW FROM PEOPLE PERSONALLY GOING TO RESTAURANTS AND THINKING THAT THAT IS WHERE THEY MAY HAVE PICKED UP THE VIRUS NOW, WE NO SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE SCENE PITCH US THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE TELL US ABOUT THOSE TENSIONS THAT WE ARE STARTING TO SEE WHAT IS THE LATEST THERE? >> WELL, ME, THE TENSION IS NOT ONLY ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE THIS NEXT BILL BUT HOW CLOSE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS WANT TO — THE PRESIDENT AT THIS POINT

WE SEE THESE REALLY RECORD LOW NUMBERS FOR HIM DURING THIS PRESIDENCY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF POLLS AND AMERICANS' DISPLEASURE WITH HOW HE HAS BEEN HANDLING THE CORONAVIRUS, PUBLIC OPINIONS, INDICATING THAT THE PERSON IS NOT A TRUSTED VOICE WHEN IT COMES TO THE CORONAVIRUS SO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE ARE TRYING TO MAKE A COWBOYS RIGHT NOW ABOUT HOW CLOSE THEY WANT TO ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH THE PRESIDENT IF THEY ARE FACING ELECTION THEMSELVES IN 2020 IF THEY WANT TO GO OFF ON THEIR OWN CONTENT THE WHITE HOUSE ESSENTIALLY CUSTODY OUT OF IT THAT IS GET THE BEST DEAL DONE WE CAN AND THE BEST DEAL THAT WE CAN GET TO PROTECT OUR MEMBERS COME NOVEMBER SO THAT CONGRESS DOES NOT LIST — AND THEY WILL LOSE CONTROL OF CONGRESS COME NOVEMBER

>> ALL RIGHT, NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BREATHING THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS BRINGING BACK THE CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING STARTING TOMORROW WHY NOW? WELL, THE WHITE HOUSE IS HELPING TO TRY AND IMPROVE THE PRESIDENT'S POLL NUMBERS NOT ONLY IN THESE PUBLIC POLLS DO WE SEE HIM NOT TRUSTED WHEN IT COMES TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND RECEIPT AMERICANS NOT LIKELY THE HANDLING OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS BUT INTERNALLY, WHAT HAS OFFICIALS TELLING NBC NEWS THAT THEIR POOL INDICATES THAT THE ADMIN STATION'S RESPONSE SIMPLY THEIR TAKE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS NOT GETTING CREDIT FOR THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE AND THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT ON BOARD WITH HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN HANDLING THINGS

NOW, THE SOLUTION TO THAT, SOME HAVE ARGUED, IS THE WHITE HOUSE, NOT TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OUT THERE AND HAVE THE DOCTORS OUT TALKING MORE BECAUSE AGAIN, POLLING INDICATES THAT DOCTORS ARE MORE TRUSTED VOICE ON THIS AND THEN THE PRESIDENT OTHERS, THOUGH, I HAVE BEEN INVITED THE COMMANDER-IN- CHIEF, WHO NEEDS TO BE ONE OUT THERE, LEADING THE'S RESPONSE AND ENCOURAGING TRUMP TO SPEAK OUT MORE THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HAVE CALMED DOWN ON THESE SIDE OF HAVING — OUT THERE MORE AS A PUBLIC VOICE AND THING TODAY THAT THERE IMPROMPTU MEETING WITH REPORTERS, MANY PRESS CONFERENCES, REPORTERS, OVAL OFFICE, THAT HE PLANS TO START — I ON TUESDAY AND THAT HE THINKS THERE'S AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO GET OUT THERE HE EVEN REFERENCE RECORD SETTING RICKETY RATINGS AND THE TIMESLOT IS 5:00 THAT HE SAYS HE HAD DURING THE LAST — THE LAST CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS THAT ENDED IN APRIL AND THAT HE IS SORT OF HOPING TO REVIVE THAT >> ALL RIGHT

WELL, WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE TUNE IN LOOKED LIKE NOW, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS YESTERDAY THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE WOULD ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION, WHETHER OR NOT HE WINS LET'S PLAY HIS RESPONSE >> WELL, CAN YOU GIVE A DIRECT ANSWER? YOU WILL ACCEPT IT? >> I WILL SEE

LOOK, I HAVE TO SEE I'M NOT GOING TO JUST SAY YES I DID NOT LAST TIME EITHER >> NO, SHANNON, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN THRILLA IN JOE BIDEN IN NUMEROUS POLLS HOW OF THE IS THE PRESIDENT SHIFTING HIS STRATEGY AS WE GET CLOSER TO RE- ELECTION? >> WELL, MAIL-IN VOTING HAS BEEN SOMETHING HE HAS BEEN REALLY HAMMERING AWAY

I WOULD SAY MILLION VOTING AND THE LAW AND ORDER, ANARCHY IN THE CITY, SEEMS, REALLY THE BECOME CENTRAL TO HIS RE-ELECTION EVEN SINCE THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS ADMINISTRATION, THE PERSON HAS PROMOTED THIS CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT THERE IS WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD VOTER FRAUD COMMISSION IN ITS FIRST YEAR, THAT MISSION DID NOT FIND ANY WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD IT ENDED UP HAVING TO SHUT DOWN A LOT OF CONTROVERSIES NOW HE'S GOT THE MAIL-IN BALLOT THEORY THAT HE THINKS PROMOTING THERE IS A WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD MILLION VOTING

AND OF COURSE, THAT IS A NARRATIVE, SHOULD HE THIS, THAT HE CAN ARGUE THERE WAS WIDESPREAD FRAUD FROM DEMOCRATS IN MAIL-IN VOTING NONE OF THIS HAS BEEN BACKED UP BY ANY EVIDENCE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL WHAT HAS HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF ANY SORT OF LARGE-SCALE VOTER FRAUD AT A MODERATE LEVEL BUT IT IS CERTAINLY, WHETHER HE PRETENDS TO USE IT IN NOVEMBER, AS A BACKUP PLAN IF HE DOESN'T WIN OR NOT IT IS CERTAINLY A THEME THAT HE IS EMPHASIZING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE USED TO ARGUE AGAINST THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION

>> INTERESTING NOW, I WANT TO GET YOU ON ONE MORE THING I HAVE YOU HERE, PRESIDENT OF TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF AND THE TWEET SAYS, WE ARE UNITED IN OUR EFFORT TO DEFEAT THE INVISIBLE CHINA VIRUS AND MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT IT IS PATRIOTIC TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIALLY DISTANCE THERE IS NOBODY MORE PATRIOTIC THAN ME YOUR FAVORITE PRESIDENT AND OF COURSE, THAT INCLUDES A PICTURE OF HIM WEARING MASKS CAN WE JUST TALK HERE NOW ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION HAS BEEN ON A NATIONAL MASK MANDATE ALONG WITH THE PHOTO THAT HE JUST TWEETED? >> I MEAN, HE HAS GONE BACK AND FORTH ON THIS, JUST AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO, WHILE HE SEEMED TO SAY HE SUPPORTED MASKS, HE ALSO SAID, WHILE THERE'S A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH MASKS

HE IS REALLY ONE OF THE LAST REPUBLICAN LEADERS OUT THERE TO HAVE BEEN SENDING A MIXED MESSAGE ON MASKS MITCH McCONNELL, GOVERNORS, REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS, SOME OF HIS CLOSEST ALLIES HAVE BEEN REALLY STRONG URGING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS GEORGIA, WHERE THE GOVERNOR IS MANDATING THAT MASKS FOR THE HE STILL ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEAR THEM THE PRESIDENT HAS YET TO PUT OUT A STRONG MESSAGE UNTIL NOW WHERE YOU CAN SEE THAT PROBABLY THE STRONGEST MESSAGE YOU

AND AWAY, HE IS SORT OF THE LAST ONE TO THE PARTY HERE ON THE SUPPORTING MASKS AND IT HAS BEEN ONE WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO SUPPORT MASKS I GUESS HERE WE ARE IN THE END OF JULY, FINALLY SEEING THE PRESIDENT COME OUT WITH A MESSAGE THAT I'M ASSUMING HIS ADVISERS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL TRY TO GET MORE PEOPLE ON BOARD WITH WEARING A MASK >> ABSOLUTELY

ISN'T THAT INTERVIEW THAT WE JUST REFERENCE EARLY WITH FOX, AGAIN, STRESSING THAT IT IS UP TO GOVERNORS, NOT HIM THAT MESSAGE AND THAT PHOTO WITH HIM THING THAT IT IS PATRIOTIC, STRONGER MESSAGE THAN WE WENT HAVE SEEN >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, SHANNON >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER

WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY

>> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT'S A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE

>> WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO'S LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE," ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE >>> HEY EVERYONE, YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT AND MY FRIEND JOE FRYER, HE IS FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWS

COM HAPPY MONDAY >> HAPPY MONDAY HEY, SAVANNAH WE START WITH HOPEFUL NEWS OUT OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY

A POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IS SAFE AND SHOWS SIGNS OF AN IMMUNE RESPONSE ACCORDING TO CLINICAL TRIAL RESULT PUBLISHED EARLIER TODAY, THE VACCINE CREATING ANTIBODIES IN T CELLS WHICH FIND AND ATTACK VIRUS CELLS IT'S ON PACE TO BE READY FOR BY THE END OF THE YEAR THE VACCINE IS MOVING NOT NEXT PHASE OF TRIALS, THAT INCLUDES CLINICAL TRIALS HERE IN THE US

>>> THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS AT HOME THE US REPORTED 200,000 NEW CASES OVER 0 THE WEEKEND PUSHING THE TOTAL CLOSER TO 4 MILLION INFECTIONS SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL BRING BACK REGULAR CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS

>> WE HAVE FLAREUP IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OTHER PLACES SO I THINK WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS I WILL GET INVOLVED AND WE'LL START DOING BRIEFINGS, THIS AFTERNOON OR TOMORROW, PROBABLY TOMORROW AND I WILL DO BRIEFINGS >> THE PRESIDENT MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS GOP LEADERS WERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISCUSS CORONAVIRUS RELIEF CONGRESS ONLY HAS A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO PASS ANOTHER AID PACKAGE BEFORE GOING ON SUMMER RECESS

>>> NEW YORK CITY ENTERS PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING PLAN TODAY THAT MEANS LOW RISK, OUTDOOR VENUES LIKE ZOOS AND ABOUT TAN ANY CALL GARDEN SYSTEM LONG WITH PRO SPORTS WITHOUT FANS GOVERNOR CUOMO THREATENED TO ROLL BACK THE CITY'S REOPEN 0INGS IF BARS AND RESTAURANTS DON'T PLAY BY THE RULES >> BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE THE PROBLEM, IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE IT'S NOT JUST THE BARS AND THE RESTAURANTS, YOU HAVE 700 PEOPLE IN SOME LOCATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND, 900 PEOPLE DRINKING

IN A PUBLIC PLACE VIOLATING THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW I MEAN, GIVE ME A BREAK >> ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI SAYS HIS CITY IS ON THE VERGE OF ANOTHER STAY AT HOME ORDER, MIAMI BEACH IS NOW UNDER AN 8:00 PM CURFEW

IN THE BAHAMAS THE PRIME MIN SIR IS INTRODUCING NEW MEASURES, INCLUDING BANNING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, THE CANADA, EUROPEAN UNION WILL BE ABLE TO SEND EMPTY COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO PICK UP VISITORS AND BRING THEM BACK HOME YACHTS AND FLIGHTS CAN ENTER THE PMS AIRLINE IS BEEN FROM FLYING TO THE U

S >>> SPEAKING OF TRAVEL, IF YOU ARE VISITING DISNEY WORLD AND WANT TO EAT THEIR FAMOUS TURKEY LEGS, HERE IS THE DEAL, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STAND WHILE YOU'RE DOING IT DISNEY WORLD TIGHTENED RESTRICTIONS ON MASKS PARK GOERS CAN ONLY REMOVE MASK MASKS CAN EAT AND DRINK WHILE STANDING STILL WITH A NOTE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

SAVANNAH ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS EATING A GIANT TURKEY LEG >> SUDDENLY THOSE RULES ARE FUNNY YOU CAN EAT IT ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT MOVING JOE, WHILE I HAVE YOU, WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO TALK THIS OUT BY THE WAY, I NOTICE THAT YOUR BACKGROUND CHANGED, I WONDER IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH LAST WEEK, YOU SWEETLY TRIED, SO YOU PUT YOUR OWN SHOT AND HAVE YOU QUITE THE LOOK GOING ON THERE >> YEAH, SO THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DO YOU YOUR OWN LIVE SHOT AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING AND YOU DECIDE TO LET THE HOUSE SLEEP IN AND NO ONE HELP YOU AND YOU DON'T SEE THE RETURN SHOT YOU GIVE YOURSELF PIRATE EARRINGS, MANY PEOPLE IN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTED AND COMMENTED ON

WE HAVE A NEW SETTING, NO PIRATE EARRINGS ANYWHERE NEAR ME RIGHT NOW >> NO PIRATE EARRING, KIND OF IMPRESSIVE THAT YOU LINED IT UP THAT WAY FUNNY, THANKS, JOE THAT COULD BE TOMORROW >> SOUNDS GOOD, CAN'T WAIT

>>> SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE LATEST STATE SEEING A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES AND A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND NOW THE STATE'S GOVERNOR IS CAUTIONING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ABOUT REOPENING NEXT MONTH COARSE UPON DASHA BURNS BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT POLITICAL BACK AND FORTH, I KNOW YOU HAVE AN INSIDE LOOK AT THIS SCHOOL'S PLAN FOR REOPENING I THINK IT'S SOMETHING A LOT OF US ARE SUPER CURIOUS ABOUT

TELL US WHAT YOU SAW >> HEY, SAVANNAH, THERE IS STILL A LOT BEING WORKED OUT AND HIGH STAKES HERE IN THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA BUT THIS SCHOOL BEHIND ME HAS TWO CLASSROOMS ON DISPLAY TO SHOW WHAT IN- PERSON LEARNING WOULD LOOK LIKE WHEN AND IF STUDENTS CAN SAFELY RETURN TO THIS BUILDING YOU CAN SEE IN THE CLASSROOMS, THE DESKS ARE SPREAD APART TYPICALLY AT THIS SCHOOL THERE IS A LOT OF COLLABORATION, TEAM WORK, DESKS ARE CLUSTERED TOGETHER SO STUDENTS CAN WORK IN THESE UNITS

THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE POSSIBLE IT'S SAD TO SEE THAT BUT THIS IS NECESSARY IF THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ELSE HE TOLD ME ABOUT THE CHANGES >> WE NORMALLY IN OUR SECONDARY CLASSROOMS HAVE ABOUT 22 TO 24 STUDENTS AND WHEN WE USE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING WE CAN ONLY FIT 13 SO IMMEDIATELY WE HAVE A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF STUDENT THAT WE CAN SAFETY HAVE IN THE CLASSROOM

>> Reporter: AND IS A VANISHINGS WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE IS ALL OF THESE EXAMPLES, THIS IS JUST IF STUDENTS CAN ACTUALLY COME BACK THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL BE STUDENTS IN THOSE DESKS COME AUGUST 24 WHICH IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, THAT IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED RELEASING THEIR PLANS FOR TOMORROW, BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPT AS THEY CHANGE HERE RIGHT NOW CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN THE STATE AND THIS COUNTY, SAVANNAH >> WELL, IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS YET TO BE DETERMINED BUT WE DO KNOW THAT SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR HENRY MCMASTER WANTS SCHOOLS TO REOPEN FOR IN PERSON CLASSES NEXT MONTH

HOW ARE THE SCHOOLS, ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS FEELING ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, SAVANNAH THEY CAME OUT STRONGLY AGAINST MCMASTER CALLS TO OPEN SCHOOLS, FIVE PERSON EVERY DAY A WEEK, HE WANTS EVERY CHILD TO HAVE THAT OPTION THEY SAY IT IS NOT GOING TO BE PRACTICAL TO OFFER THAT TO EVERYONE IT'S NOT MEDICALLY ADVISABLE HE CALLED ON THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT TO DENY, TO REJECT ANY REOPENING PLANS THAT DON'T INCLUDE A FULL IN-PERSON OPTION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME THIS MORNING ABOUT HOW SHE PLANS TO HANDLE THAT >> I WILL BE A PLAN THAT DESK SIT BENEATH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SOME OF THOSE MAY BE OPENED FIVE DAYS A WEEK, BUT I CERTAINLY WILL APPROVE THOSE THAT ARE NOT IF THEY PLAN A HYBRID SCHEDULE, I WILL APPROACH THOSE PLANS OF AS LONG AS THE STUDENT IS COVERED AND THE SAFETY OF THE STAFF IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT I WILL NOT BE DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE GOVERNOR ASKS >> Reporter: SAVANNAH SHE EMPHASIZED IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS TO MAKE THE CALL FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THE DECISION ULTIMATELY LIE WITH HER

SHE PLANS TO APPROVE ANY OPTIONS THAT THESE DISTRICTS DEEM NECESSARY COME AUGUST 24th >> ABSOLUTELY LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, ONE OF THE BIG CONCERN IS FOR PARENTS, WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT SCHOOLS REOPENING, ABOUT THEIR KIDS BEING POTENTIALLY BACK IN THE CLASSROOMS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS? >> Reporter: RIGHT, I TALKED TO PARENTS ALONG THE SPECTRUM, SOME ARE TERRIFIED OF THE VIRUS, SOME ARE TERRIFIED OF THEIR KIDS FALLING BEHIND AND REALLY STRUGGLING WITH ONLINE CLASSES I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU TWO SINGLE MOMS I MET TODAY, BOTH SINGLE MOMS WORKING FULL- TIME JOBS, BOTH HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND THEY BOTH HAVE PRETTY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND FOR THEIR KIDS

TAKE A LISTEN >> I FEEL I WOULD BE SAFE ONCE WE KNEW HOW TO GET A BETTER HOLD OF IT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO HAS IT, HOW TO AVOID IT, WHAT CAN WE DO TO STAY SAFE THERE AREN'T REALLY MUCH INFORMATION WASHING HANDS WITH HAND SANITIZER AND 6 FEET A PART >> SENSE OF NORMALCY

WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM BACK IN SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK THAT IS MY HOPE THEY NEED CONSISTENCY, THEY NEED THAT ONE ON ONE LEARNING OF >> SAVANNAH THAT SECOND MOM YOU SAW THERE, HER SON HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY AND SHE SAYS IT'S BEEN A DISASTER TO DO THE ONLINE LEARNING WITH HIM

THE BRIDGETS THE FIRST MOTHER IS CONSIDERED ABOUT A WIFI, PURCHASE UPGRADED WIFI IN HER HOME BECAUSE SHE HAS THREE KIDS STREAMING HAS ALL DAY IT'S TOUGH FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW ALL THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS SAY NO DOUBT ABOUT IT EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE KIDS BACK IN CLASSROOM, TOP PRIORITY IS SAFETY AND THAT IS HOW THEY HAVE TO MAKE THEIR DECISIONS, SAVANNAH >> DASHA SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC AND SO MUCH UNKNOWN, SO MANY QUESTIONS, THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD SO PLEASE STAY SAFE, DASHA

>> THANKS, SAVANNAH, TAKE CARE >>> THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER IS NOUMAN DATING CUSTOMERS AND STAFF WEARING FACE COVERINGS HOW ARE PEOPLE REACTING TO THESE NEW MASK REQUIREMENTS THERE? >> Reporter: YEAH, SAVANNAH, THEY CERTAINLY HAVE WE'VE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING IN AND OUT OF THIS DALLAS WAL-MART I THINK THAT IS PARTICULARLY BECOME MORE TRUE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS ADD WE'VE SEEN COVID CASES IN TEXAS AND OTHER STATES CONTINUE TO RISE WITH THE STATE'S REOPEN 0ING

WE DO KNOW THAT WAL-MART IS OPENING MORE THAN A THIRD OR WAL-MART HAS MORE THAN A THIRD OF THEIR STORES CURRENTLY IN STATES WHERE THERE IS NO MASK MANDATE IN PLACE AND AS FAR AS COMPLIANCE GOES, THE COMPANY IS ONLY SAYING THAT THEY STATIONED EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE OF THE ENTRANCES AND THEY ARE CALLING THEM HEALTH AMBASSADORS, REMINDING PEOPLE THAT IF THEY DO GO INSIDE TO A WAL-MART OR SAM'S CLUB THEY NEED TO HAVE A MASK ON WE SPOKE TO SHOPPERS TO GET THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW POLICY THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY, HERE IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY >> IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO

YOU KNOW, SCHOOL IS GETTING READY TO START, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT SITUATION? >> WE NEED TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL AND TO START WITH IS TO WEAR YOUR MASK >> INSTEAD OF GOING DOWN, WE ARE GOING UP IT'S GOING UP THE ONLY WAY WE ARE GOING TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK GOING WE GOT TO GET IT BACK DOWN

>> Reporter: AND WAL-MART, SAM'S CLUB NOT THE ONLY STORE DOING THIS, KROGER AND HOME DEPOT, HARRIS TEETER GROCERY STORES IMPLEMENTING SIMILAR POLICIES TARGET ALSO ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE PUTTING A MASK POLICY IN PLACE FOR ALL OF ITS STORES ON AUGUST 1st SAVANNAH >> SO, MORGAN, THAT WAS ONE SORT OF OPINION ON THE MATTER, THEY WERE HEARING THOSE PEOPLE BEFORE WEARING THOSE MASKS WE'VE SEEN VIRAL VIDEOS OF GETTING INTO FIGHTS AND CONFRONTATIONS OVER THEM

HAS THERE BEEN ANY PUB BACK TO THE POLICY THAT YOU HAVE SEEN? >> Reporter: I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO ONE ITEM, HE HAD HIS MASK IN HIS HAND, IF I HAVE TO PUT IT ON WHEN I WALK INSIDE I WILL, BUT IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE, IT'S JANUARY NOUNING AND HE PERSONALLY DIDN'T BELIEVE IN IT EVEN WHEN I SAID THE STUDIES ARE THERE, IF YOU WEAR THAT, IF I WEAR THAT, IT CAN HELP KEEP ALL OF US A LITTLE BIT SAFER I THINK THERE IS A GROWING AMOUNT OF FRUSTRATION SIMPLY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE SAVANNAH, IN TEXAS, WHENEVER THE STATE REOPENED THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE OUT THE OF THE WOODS OF THE SINCE THEN IN MAY WHEN THE STATE STARTED TO OPEN BACK UP, WE DO SEE THOSE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB AND JULY HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY ROUGH, 4000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS FROM COVID- 19 AND 20% OF THAT NUMBER JUST TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK SO IT'S BECOMING A MORE DIRE SITUATION HERE

>> WOW >> WHICH I THINK WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUY IN IN THE SAME BREATH YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A HANDFUL OF FOLK THAT ARE FRUSTRATED WITH ANY NEW RULE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT, SAVANNAH >> LET'S SWITCH GEARS AND TALK ABOUT TEXAS GENERALLY, SINCE THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE COMING TO US FROM TEXAS SEEN 10,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST FIVE DAYS, WHAT IS BEING DONE TO SPREAD THE SLOW THERE? >> WE KNOW THAT GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT BACK ON JULY 2nd MADE A ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ANY COUNTY THAT HAD AT LEAST 20 COVID- 19 CASES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE PEOPLE PUT ON A MASK WHEN THEY WENT INTO ANY ESTABLISHMENT THERE

DEPENDING WITH YOU ARE ON THE STATE THERE ARE DIFFERENT TIERS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE ALLOWED INTO A RESTAURANT, THINGS OF THAT NATURE SO THERE IS A MASK POLICY PUT IN PLACE, IT'S BEEN LEFT MORE UP TO A LOT OF THE CITIES HERE IN TEXAS AND MAYORS FROM MAJOR URBAN AREAS SUCH AS HOUSTON, DALLAS, HAVE OPENLY VOICED THEIR DISPLEASURE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S LEADERSHIP, THEY FEEL LIKE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS SUPERSEDING THEIR OWN THAT THEIR HANDS ARE TIED WHEN IT COMES TO TRYING CONTAIN COVID- 19 AND I THINK WE'RE SEEING KIND OF A CONSEQUENCE OF THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT BUSINESSES NOW BEING THE ONES TO COME OUT TO BE PROACTIVE, TO PUT POLICIES IN PLACE, NOT WAITING ON ANY LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL AUTHORITIES TO TELL THEM TO DO SO, BUT PUTTING THOSE RULES OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY FEEL IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO AS FAR AS TEXAS GOES, HERE IN DALLAS, WE'RE ANTICIPATING THAT TODAY WILL MARK 17 DAYS IN A ROW OF AT LEAST A THOUSAND NEW CASES AND DALLAS ISN'T ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS IN THE STATE

DOWN TO THE SOUTH, HIDALGO COUNTY HAS PEOPLE WAITING IN AMBULANCES OUTSIDE OF HOSPITALS BECAUSE THERE AREN'T OPEN BEDS, WE'VE SEEN FEDERAL MEDICAL TEAMS BE DEPLOYED TO TRY TO ASSIST AND DO WHAT THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WHO NEEDS HELP, GETS IT SAVANNAH >> SUCH TOUGH NEWS HEARING THOSE ICU BEDS START TO FILL UP >>> ANOTHER PIECE OF TOUGH NEWS, 85 INFANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 1 TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS THERE IS A LOT WE STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS VIRUS IN GENERAL, CERTAINLY ONE OF THOSE BIG THINGS IS HOW DOES IT AFFECT CHILDREN

WHAT MORE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THAT IN THIS ONE COUNTY? >> Reporter: YEAH, TRAGIC STATISTIC AND THAT IS WHERE THE CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI IS LOCATED, A LOCAL LEADER SAYS CASES IN THAT COUNTY ARE NOW OUT PACING THE GROWTH OF ANY URBAN AREA IN TEXAS A YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS CONTAINED WITHIN THAT 85 NUMBER THERE, LOST HIS LIFE JUST WEEK TO COVID-19 THAT'S ONE OF THE SCARIEST PARTS OF THAT VIRUS, DOCTORS WILL TELL YOU THAT THE MOST RED-IN PERSON ON COVID-19 ONLY HAS 79 MONTHS EXPERIENCE

THEY ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS VIRUS EACH AND EVERY DAY WE THOUGHT IT IMPACTED THE OLDER POPULATION THE HARDEST, WHICH THEY ARE CERTAINLY SUSCEPTIBLE BUT FROM THE OLDER POPULATION TO NOW, YOU KNOW, A GROUP OF INFANTS THERE, WE'RE SEEING THAT EVERYONE CAN CERTAINLY NOT ONLY CONTRACT IT BUT SUFFER IS THE VERY WORSE CONSEQUENCES IMAGINABLE FROM IT SAVANNAH >> ABSOLUTELY

ONE OF THE FEW THINGS THAT IT SEEMS WE DO KNOW IT SEEMS LIKE ANYONE CAN CONTRACT IT, STAY SAFE, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MORGAN >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> NEW DETAILS ARE EMERGING IN THE VIOLENT AMBUSH OF A FEDERAL JUDGE'S FAMILY LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN IS DEAD THE JUDGE'S SON AND HUSBAND WERE SHOT, HER SON DIED, HER HUSBAND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

SALAS WAS NOT HURT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OF SAYS THE SHOOTER WAS DISGUISED AS A DELIVERY MAN WE'RE JUST LEARNING THAT THE SUSPECT WAS FOUND DEAD, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THAT BEFORE WE GET INTO THE OTHER DETAILS? >> Reporter: WELL, THE SUSPECT WAS FOUND DEAD, SAVANNAH, ABOUT 60 MILES FROM HERE IN A RURAL AREA OF NEW YORK STATE AND HE CURRENTLY DIED OF A SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND AND THAT GUN THAT AUTHORITIES ARE NOW FOCUSED ON

BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL OUR AFFILIATE, WNBC WHAT THEY THINK IS THE GUN THAT WAS USED IN THE SUICIDE MAY BE THE SAME GUN USED AT THIS HOUSE BEHIND ME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 5:00 THAT IS WHEN THAT GUNMAN DISGUISED AS A DELIVERY MAN CAME TO THE HOUSE, MARK, HER HUSBAND, OPENED THE DOOR, HE WAS SHOT AND THEN THEIR ONLY CHILD, 20-YEAR- OLD DANIEL CAME RUSHING FOR HELP, HE WAS SHOT AND HE WAS KILLED AND IT IS HIS DEATH THAT HAS REALLY SHATTERED THIS NEIGHBORHOOD JOE LORRO WHO WAS DANIEL'S CHILDHOOD BEST FRIEND SPOKE TO REPORTERS LAST NIGHT, LET'S HEAR FROM HIM >> HE WAS KILLED, YOU KNOW, DON'T GOING TO BE A LAWYER LIKE HIS DAD DID

THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING SAD SEE THEM GO I WASN'T THERE WHEN THIS HAPPENED, I WAS DOWN AT THE SHORE MY NEIGHBOR HERD GUNSHOTS HAPPEN >> Reporter: AND SO HERE ALL DAY LONG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GATHERING TOGETHER SHARING THEIR MEMORIES OF THIS FAMILY, A FAMILY THAT BY ALL ACCOUNTS IS VERY DEVOTED TO EACH OTHER AND A MOTHER AND FATHER, JUDGE SALAS AND HER HUSBAND MARK ANDRELL, THEY ADORE THEIR SON

SAVANNAH >> GOSH, JUST A REALLY TRAGIC STORY SO NOW WHAT ABOUT THE JUDGE, HOW IS SHE DOING? HOW HAS SHE RESPONDED? >> Reporter: SHE IS, WE BELIEVE SHE IS AT THE HOSPITAL WITH HER HUSBAND HER HUSBAND MARK WAS TAKEN FROM HERE LAST NIGHT HE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL, HE UNDERWENT SURGERY, IS HE SAID TO BE IN STABLE CONDITION BY A FAMILY FRIEND

WE UNDERSTAND THAT SHE IS BY HIS SIDE BECAUSE THEY JUST HAVE — THEY HAVE A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD OF THEM >> MY GOSH, ISN'T THAT RIGHT ANNA, WHAT ABOUT THE LATEST IN INVESTIGATION, WE KNOW DETAILS, HE DISGUISED AS A DELIVERY DRIVER WHAT ARE POLICE TELLING NEW

>> Reporter: ONE OF THE THINGS, WHAT'S INTERESTING, SAVANNAH, POLICE WENT UP AND DOWN THE STREET TO SEE IF ANYBODY HAD VIDEO OF THE ACTUAL INCIDENT BECAUSE THAT WAS ONE THING THEY WANTED TO GET EYES ON WHO THIS PERSON WAS NOW AS I SAID, THEY HAVE NOT SHARED EXACTLY WHAT THE CONNECTION IS, THEY HAVE TAKEN THE CAR WHERE APPARENTLY THE MAN — THE MAN WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE, THEY'VE TAKEN THAT CAR TO A NEW YORK STATE POLICE POST THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THE CAR, GATHERING EVIDENCE AND THAT IS HOW THEY WILL ABSOLUTELY CONFIRM THAT THIS IS THE GUY WHO DID THIS BUT THEIR SUSPICIONS THEY THINK HE IS — THEY'VE GOT HIM, THEY THINK HE IS DEAD

AND THAT BRINGS TO A CERTAIN DEGREE, I MEAN, PEOPLE HERE WERE LIKE SHOULD I BE AFRAID? WAS THIS JUST A BRAZEN CRIME? WAS IT A TARGETED HIT? AND KNOWING THAT THIS — THAT POLICE BELIEVE THE SUSPECT, THEY HAVE THE SUSPECT AND THE SUSPECT IS DEAD WILL REALLY HELP THE NEIGHBORS HERE >> AND ANN, ACTUALLY WE'RE GETTING HERE AT NBC NEWS NEW REPORT ON THIS WE ARE HEARING THAT FIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE MAN FOUND DEAD THIS MORNING OF THAT APPARENT GUNSHOT WOUND WHO IS CONSIDER ADD SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING OF THE HUSBAND AND THE SON IS ROY DUNNHOLLANDER, A NEW YORK LAWYER WHO HAS A LONG HISTORY OF ANTIFEMINIST LEGAL ACTIVITY THAT IS SOMETHING THAT NBC NEWS IS NOW REPORTING >> >> Reporter: AND THE JUDGE WAS A TRAIL BLAZER WHEN IT COMES TO WOMEN IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

SHE IS THE FIRST LANTINA TO SERVE ON THE FEDERAL BENCH HERE IN NEW JERSEY AND SO THAT REALLY RAISED HER PROFILE HERE AND THE OTHER THING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR AS I SAID, WHAT'S THE CONNECTION? BETWEEN THE SHOOTER AND THE JUDGE, IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SHOOTER AND HER HUSBAND AND THAT IS ALL THINGS, THE FBI AND LOCAL POLICE ARE LOOKING AT >> ABSOLUTELY WELL THAT DETAIL OF IS HE THAT WELL KNOWN NEW YORK LAWYER WITH A LONG HISTORY OF ANTIFEMINIST LEGAL ACTIVITY

CERTAINLY SOMETHING OF INTEREST I AM ASSUMING IN THIS INVESTIGATION THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REPORTING ON THIS, I KNOW IT'S A TOUGH STORY >> TAKE CARE, SAVANNAH >>> THE DEATH OF CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS HAS RENEWED CALLS TO RENAME THE EDMOND BETTUS BRIDGE IN SELMA, ALABAMA NOW KNOWN AS BLOODY SUNDAY

CORRESPONDENT BLAIN ALEXANDER JOINS ME FROM ATLANTA THE DISTRICT LEWIS SERVED FOR 17 TERMS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US, AND CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT FUNERAL PLANS FOR JOHN LEWIS? >> Reporter: WELL, SAVANNAH RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT FUNERAL PLANS WE UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, HIS DEATH CAME ON THE SAME DAY AS ANOTHER CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE FAMILY IS WAITING UNTIL AFTER VIVAIAN'S FUNERAL ON THIRD I'M IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA THE HEART OF THE CONGRESSMAN'S DISTRICT, YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THESE FLOWERS AND POST HE, STARTED JUST HOURS REALLY THAT WE LEARNED OF HIS DEATH AND CONTINUED THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS WE CAN PAN UP AND SHOW YOU, THIS GIVES YOU THE SENSE OF THE MAGGING ANY TIDE THIS JUST SHOWS HOW INCREDIBLY BELOVED HE WAS

YOU KNOW, HE SERVED THIS DISTRICT FOR 33 YEARS THIS MURAL HAS BEEN ON THE SIDE OF THIS BUILDING FOR EIGHT YEARS >> WHEN YOU DRIVE-THRU DOWNTOWN ATLANTA ON THE MAIN HIGHWAY, YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE HIGHWAY ANYONE WHO CROSSES INTO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA YOU CAN'T HELP BUT SEE THIS IMAGE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS AND THE WORD "HERO" WE'VE GOT A LITTLITY OF BREAKING NEWS, LOSING HIM LEAVES VACANCY IN A SEAT THAT HADN'T BEEN VACANT FOR 33 YEARS

THE DEMOCRATS WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR SO JUST VOTED TO SELECT HIS REPLACEMENT THE PERSON WHO WILL REPLACE HIM ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT HER NAME IS AKIMA WILLIAMS, SHE LEADS THE STATE'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY, SAVANNAH WOW, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING THAT INFORMATION TO US, BLAIN NOW ALSO I LOVE RIGHT THERE WHERE YOU ARE STANDING THOSE TRIBUTE THAT WE CAN SEE I CAN SEE BEHIND YOU BALLOONS, FLOWERS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS PAID TRIBUTE, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THEY DID, SO IN ADDITION TO MANY STATEMENT THAT WE SAW OVER THE WEEKEND THAT WE HERD OVER 0 THE WEEKEND, TODAY NOW THAT CONGRESS IS BACK IN SESSION WE SAW A MOMENT OF SILENCE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR, IT WAS TOUCHING AND STRIKING

CONGRESSMAN LEWIS USED HIS VOICE EVERY DAY THAT HE WALKED THE LALLS OF CONGRESS SO IT WAS STRIKING TO SEE THAT MOMENT OF SILENCE OUTSIDE OF HIS OFFICE, HIS OFFICE WAS SHROUDED IN BLACK I HAVE THE HONOR AND THE PRIVILEGE OF INTERVIEWING HIMSELF YEARS AGO RIGHT ON THE EVE OF THE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE THERE IN DC SOMETHING THAT HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING PASSED I HAVE TO SAY, SAVANNAH IT WAS LIKE A LIVING MUSEUM

PICTURES, EVERYTHING FROM THE SELMA MARCH TO THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, TO HIM STANDING WITH US PRESIDENTS, HIS 33 YEARS IN CONGRESS IT WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE JUST THAT OFFICE ITSELF, THE ROOM THAT HE OCCUPIED SO LONG IS LIVING HISTORY

SAVANNAH >> OH, BLAIN, THANK YOU FOR THOSE DETAILS, TAX I LOVE HEARING THOSE PERSONAL DETAILS AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU >>> ARE YOU NEWED CALLS TO RENAME THE EDMOND PETTUS BRIDGE >> PEOPLE HAVE SAID, LISTEN, HE WAS A GRAND WIZARD OF THE KKK, MANY PEOPLE DIDN'T BELIEVE A BRIDGE SHOULD BE NAMED AFTER HIM SO, NOW THAT CONGRESSMAN LEWIS HAS PASSED, IS A VANISHINGS WE'RE SEEING RENEWED CALLS, STRONGER CALLS SAYING LET'S NOT KEEP THAT NAME, LET'S RENAME IT FOR CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS, TAKE A LOOK

>> TAKE A NICE PICTURE THAT BRIDGE WITH PETUS'S NAME ON IT PUT IT IN A MUSEUM AND THEN RENAME THAT BRIDGE AND REPAINT IT, REDECORATE IT TO JOHN R LEWIS BRIDGE >> THANK YOU, BLAIN THANK YOU FOR THAT AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE BREAKING NEW THAT THEY HAVE SAID WHO THEY WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE HIM ON THE BALLOT AFTER THREE DECADES

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: YES >>> THERE IS >>> IT COULD BE READY BY THE END OF THE YEAR RESEARCHERS ARE NOW MOVING TO MORE A DRESS SUFFICIENT TESTING AND A CLINICAL TRIAL IN THE US SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KIESTEN SIMMONS FROM LONDON

>> VERY GOOD NEWS, ALBEIT WITH A SMALL TRIAL OVER A THOUSAND PEOPLE NOW ALREADY TRIAL IS UNDER WAY WITH MANY THOUSANDS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD AND I AM TOLD BY LEAD RESEARCHERS FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY, 30,000 PEOPLE WILL BE INVOLVED IN ANOTHER TRIAL IN THE US BUT THE RESULT THAT THEY HAVE PUBLISHED IN THE LANCETT TODAY REALLY POSITIVE SUGGESTING THAT THIS VACCINE IS SAFE AND THAT IT WORKS THAT DOES THE ANTIBODIES, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS VACCINE ABLE TO STIMULATE THE BODY TO A DOUBLE DEFENSE SO IT WORKS TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES BUT CELLULAR LEVEL, T CELLS, THE ANTIBODIES ATTACH, IS SIMPLISTIC, THE ANTIBODIES ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THE VIRUS ITSELF PREVENTING IT FROM GETTING INTO THE HUMAN CELLS, THE T CELLS, ATTACK HUMAN CELLS INFECTED WITH THE CRY VIRUS, YOU GET A DOUBLE WHAMMY FROM THIS VACCINE IF IT PROVES TO BE AS GAD AS IT LOOKS AT THE SAME TIME, THE NEW THAT IT APPEAR TO BE SAFE, THERE WERE SOME SIDE EFFECTS ONLY RELATIVELY MINOR

OF COURSE WITH A VACCINE IT'S IMPORTANT TO ESTABLISH THAT IT CAN DO THE JOB YOU WANT IT TO DO BUT IT DOESN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD HARM PEOPLE ONE LEAD RESEARCHER TELLS ME THAT THEY THINK THEY WILL HAVE FURTHER RESULT FROM BIGGER TRIALS FROM THE FALL, MAYBE SEPTEMBER AND THAT THEN HE STILL HOPED THAT THEY COULD PRODUCE A VACCINE BY THE END OF 2020 THAT IS AMBITIOUS THEY NEED EVERYTHING TO GO RIGHT

BUT SO FAR IT HAS GONE RIGHT WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH THIS, AND THIS IS GOING TO BE WHAT THEY ARE DOING SO FAR, TAKE A VACCINE THEY ARE WORKING ON, TWEAK IT FOR THIS CORONAVIRUS AND KEEP GOING SO THAT'S WHY I FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ABLE TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING THERE ARE MANY VACCINATIONS BEING WORKED AROUND THE WORLD THE PERFECT SCENARIO IS A NUMBER OF THEM TURN OUT TO WORK BECAUSE THE VIRUS CAN CHANGE AND ALSO WE ARE GOING TO NEED BILLIONS OF VACCINATIONS

>>> OXFORD IS THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL TO SHOW PROMISING RESULTS, BUT WHEN WILL ANY OF THAT MAKE IT TO YOU AND IN OUR DOCTORS OFFICES DR NATALIE AZA JOINS US NOW I THINK WE ALL HEAR THIS NEW BUS A VACCINE, IT SEEMS LIKE REALLY GOOD NEWS, MAYBE WE ARE ON THE WAY WHAT'S YOUR REACTION, LET'S HEAR IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OPINION TO THESE OXFORD HUMAN TRIAL RESULTS

>> YEAH, SAVANNAH I THINK THE REACTION IS ENTHUSIASM AND DEFINITELY EXCITEMENT I THINK IT'S ALSO CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM BECAUSE SIMPLY THESE ARE RESULTS FROM EARLY DATA THESE ARE EARLY PHASE ONE, PHASE TWO, THIS IS TO LOOK FOR SAFETY EFFICACY IN TERMS OF ELICITING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE

VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAY IT'S CRITICAL YOU GET A REACTION IN TWO PARTS OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, T CELLS CAN TRACK AND GET RID OF CELLS ALSO THE ANTIBODY ARM, THE GENERATION OF THESE THINGS CALLED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY THAT CAN GO AND FIND THE VIRUS AND NEUTRALIZE AND GET RID OF THE VIRUS THEY FOUND IN THIS POPULATION THEY GAVE THE VACCINETO OVER 500 PEOPLE AGED 18 TO 55 THAT THOSE RESPONSES WERE ELICITED, REASONABLY WELL TOLERATED WITH FATIGUE, HEADACHE AND LOW GRADE FEVER THE ISSUE THAT IS NOW AT PLAY AND WHY WE NEED THE RESULTS FROM THE LARGER PHASE TWO AND CERTAINLY THE PHASE THREE TRIALS ARE THE FOLLOWING, WILL THIS ACTUALLY BE EFFECTIVE

IN THE LAB IT'S INDUCING A IMMUNE RESPONSE, WILL IT PREVENT INFECTION? WILL IT HELP AT RISK POPULATION, PEOPLE THAT ARE OLDER THAN THE AGE OF 55 OFFER AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OF PROTECTION IF IT'S SHORT LIVED, THAT IS NOT PARTICULARLY YOUTH FULL, WILL IT HELP TRANSMISSION TO CONTACTS THOSE ARE QUESTIONS WE NEED ANSWERED FROM THE LARGER PHASE THREE TRIALS, OF COURSE THIS IS GREEN LIT TO BE DEPLOYED ON A MUCH LARGER POPULATION LEVEL >> SO WE'VE GOT THIS GOOD NEWS AND THEN JUST LAST WEEK WE RECEIVED HOPEFUL FROM ANOTHER TRIAL WHAT IS THE REALISTIC TRIAL, WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO ACTUALLY GET VACCINATED? >> RIGHT

SO WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTING SAVANNAH IS THAT WHAT HAS MADE THIS VACCINE DEVELOPMENT ERA OF THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS SO GROUNDBREAKING AND UNIQUE IS THAT VACCINES DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN PARALLEL WITH VACCINE — YOU COULD SEE DEVELOPMENT IN ANOTHER WAY, THEY ARE ALREADY MAKING THE VACCINE THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING THIS IS TRUE FOR THE OXFORD TRIAL AND IT'S ALSO TRUE FOR THE MADERNA VACCINE, WE ARE RISKING MONEY AND THE FINANCIAL RISK, WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS, WE COMPRESSED THE TIME LINE, MANUFACTURING IS ALREADY HAPPENING, OTHER VACCINE THAT WE'RE TESTING IF WE DO GET TO THE FINISH LINE WITH THESE VACCINE CANDIDATES AND FIND OUT THAT THEY ARE IN FACT WORKING, EFFECTIVE AT PREVENTING DISEASE AND NO UNUSUAL SAFETY SIGNAL, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION EVEN MORE THAN THEY ALREADY HAVE I THINK THE UK VACCINE, THEY'VE ORDERED 100 MILLION DOSES RIGHT AS WE SPEAK

>> WOW THAT'S GOOD NEWS TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE STARTING UP BEFORE WE EVEN KNOW SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET TO IT QUICKLY, HOPEFULLY WE KNOW THAT IT'S SAFE AND EFFECTIVE I WANT TO TALK SCHOOLS EARLIER WE GOT TO TAKE A LOOK INSIDE A SOUTH CAROLINA CLASSROOM THAT SET UP FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

THIS IS ONE OF THE MAJOR QUESTIONS, ARE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL HERE A VIEWER QUESTION ABOUT SCHOOL BUSES SPECIFICALLY, OF COURSE ONE OF THE MAJOR KEYS FOR KIDS GETTING TO SCHOOL HOW DO YOU PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THAT? >> YEAH I THINK WHAT I HERD FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT HERE IN NEW JERSEY, IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE A HYBRID SYSTEM WHERE YOU ARE HAVING PART OF CLASS GOING FOR IN SCHOOL LEARNING AND PART OF YOUR CLASS DOING ONLINE LEARNING SO THAT YOU JUST DECREASED THE DENNITY AND IT'S A NUMBERS GAME AT THAT POINT, THAT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THE FULL 100% VOLUME OF STUDENTS RIDING THE BUS AT THE SAME TIME, THAT'S THE ONLY WAY CAN I SEE THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING FOR THAT KIND OF BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL >> OKAY ALSO YOU JUST MENTIONED SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NEW JERSEY, SOMETHING ELSE, THEY ARE ASKING PARENTS TO WHAT IS CALLED MASK TRAIN THEIR CHILDREN, HOW PARENTS CAN GET THEIR KIDS USED TO WEARING THE MASKS

THIS IS HARD FOR US ADULTS TO REMEMBER TO KEEP THEM ON TALK WITH THEM, BE OUT AND ABOUT WITH WEATHER THEM ON HOW DO YOU THINK THIS IS GOING FOR KIDS FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURING A SCHOOL DAY AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP TRAIN THEM? >> RIGHT, I THOUGHT THIS WAS AN INTERESTING CONCEPT, THIS IS A NEIGHBORING TOWN TO WHERE I LIVE, IT'S THIS CONCEPT OF MASK INSURANCE RIGHT NOW MY KIDS INCLUDED, YOU KNOW WE WEAR A MASK TO GO TO THE PHARMACY, WE WEAR A MASK TO GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, BUT WE ARE NOT WEARING MASK HOUR UPON HOUR, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WEAR YOUR MASK ALL DAY HE SAID THAT IS GOING TO BE CHALLENGING

FOR YOUNG KIDS I THINK THIS IS WHAT EXPERTS HAVE ADVISED, TO GET THEM USED TO THE IDEA OF WEARING THEM FOR LONGER TIMES, I'M TELLING AND PARENTS HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS, PUT A MASK ON A DOLL OR STUFFED ANIMAL, RELATE TO YOUR CHILD AT A LEVEL THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND, WATCH OTHER CHILDREN WEARING THE MASKS YOU CAN EVEN SAY TO YOUR CHILD, SUPER HEROS WEAR MASKS, CAN YOU BE A SUPER HERO GRADUALLY INCREASE MASK TOLERANCE, YOU ALLOW THEM TO WEAR THE MASK EVEN AT HOME WHEN THEY ARE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES SO YOU INCREASE FROM 5 MINUTES TO 10 MINUTES OR TO 15 MINUTES 0 OR FOR A BIKE RIDE MODELING THE BEHAVIOR YOURSELF YOU WEAR A MASK, YOUR CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO MODEL YOUR BEHAVIOR AND YOU MAY GET THE MORE ON BOARD WITH MASK WEARING IF YOU ARE DOING IT YOURSELF

>> I LOVE THAT TIP STUFFED ANIMAL OR THE DOLLS, HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS THANK YOU SO MUCH DR AZA >>> TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR CONGRESS TO PASS ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE

TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP MET WITH TOP REPUBLICAN LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON PETTY JOINING ME RIGHT NOW WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE LOOKING FOR IN THIS NEXT RELIEF PACKAGE? >> Reporter: A COUPLE THINGS THEY SAY ARE DEAL BREAKERS, ONE PAYROLL TAX CUTS THE OTHER THEY ARE NOT ON BOARD WITH EXTENDING THIS ADDITIONAL $600 AID UNEMPLOYMENT BEEN FELT THAT IS BEING GIVEN THEY SAY THAT IS AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO STAY HOME RATHER THAN GO TO WORK

THEY WANT TO SEE SOMETHING THAT THEY BELIEVE OR SAY WOULD INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO WORK TESTING AND HOW MUCH MONEY IN THIS NEW RELIEF BILL SHOULD BE GOING TO TESTING THE ADMINISTRATION MAKE THE ARGUMENT THERE IS STILL MONEY IN THE LAST RELIEF PACKAGE, HADN'T BEEN SPENT AND TRYING TO PLAY THE GROUND, LOOK FOR THAT ABOUT AGO TOOL IN NEGOTIATIONS, THAT THEY COULD USE THE DEMOCRATS TO GET OTHER PRIORITIES THROUGH ONE LAST THING WOULD MENTION, ISSUE OF LIABILITY PROTECTION SO FOR COMPANIES THAT OPEN UP, RESTAURANT OPENS UP AND SOMEONE GETS SICK AT THEIR RESTAURANT THERE ARE PROTECTIONS FOR THE RESTAURANT, BUSINESS OWNERS IN CASE A CUSTOMER TRIES TO SUE THEM FOR EXAMPLE FORGETTING CORONAVIRUS WHILE AT THE RESTAURANT

>> OH, MY GOSH THAT'S SOMETHING I KNOW FROM PEOPLE PERSONALLY GOING TO BE RESTAURANTS AND THINKS THAT'S WHERE THEY MAY HAVE PICKED UP THE VIRUS TELL US ABOUT TENSIONS THAT WE'RE STARTING TO SEE, WHAT IS THE LATEST THERE? >> WELL, I MEAN, IT'S TENSION NOT ONLY ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE THIS NEXT BILL, BUT HOW CLOSE REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESS WANT TO BE TO THE PRESIDENT AT THIS POINT WHEN WE SEE THESE REALLY RECORD LOW NUMBERS FOR HIM DURING HIS PRESIDENCY WHEN YOU LOOK AT A NUMBER OF POLLS, AND AMERICANS DISPLEASURE HOW HE HAS BEEN HANDLING THE DRIVE, PUBLIC OPINION INDICATING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT A TRUSTED VOICE WHEN IT COMES TO CORONAVIRUS SO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT HOW CLOSE THEY WANT TO ALIGN THEMSELVES IN WITH THE ELECTION OR IF THEY NEED TO GO OFF ON THEIR OWN AND TELL THE WHITE HOUSE ESSENTIALLY, STAY OUT OF IT, LET US GET THE BEST DEAL THAT WE CAN, AND THE BEST DEAL TO PROTECT OUR MEMBERS COME NOVEMBER SO REPUBLICANS DON'T LOSE CONTROL OF CONGRESS COME NOVEMBER >> ALL RIGHT NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT HIS BRIEFINGS, THE PRESIDENT IS BRINGING BACK THE CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS STARTING TOMORROW, WHY NOW? >> WELL, THE WHITE HOUSE IS HOPING TO TRY AND IMPROVE THE PRESIDENT'S POLL NUMBERS, NOT TRUSTED WHEN IT COMES TO CORONAVIRUS

WE SEE AMERICANS NOT LIKING THE HANDLING, YOU KNOW THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS INTERNALLY, WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TELLING NBC NEWS THAT THEIR POLLS INDICATE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE IS NOT GETTING CREDIT FOR THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE AND THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT ON BOARD HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN HANDLING THINGS NOW THE SOLUTION TO THAT, SOME HAVE ARGUED INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OUT THERE, BUT TO HAVE THE DOCTORS OUT TALKING MORE BECAUSE, AGAIN, POLLING INDICATES THE DOCTORS ARE A MORE TRUSTED VOICE ON THIS THAN THE PRESIDENT OTHERS THOUGH HAVE BEEN INVITED, YOU ARE THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, YOU NEED TO BE ONE OUT THERE LEADING THIS RESPONSE, ENCOURAGING TRUMP TO SPEAK OUT MORE

THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HAVE COME DOWN ON THE SIDE OF HAVING OUT THERE AS A PUBLIC VOICE, AND SAYING TODAY IN BRIEFING WITH THE REPORTERS, A MINI PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE OVAL OFFICE, HE STARTS GIVING BRIEFINGS ON TUESDAY AND HE THINKS THERE IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO GET OUT THERE HE EVEN REFERENCED RECORD SETTING RATINGS AND THE TIME SLOT AT 5:00 THAT HE SAYS HE HAS DURING THE LAST CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS THAT ENDED IN APRIL AND THAT HE IS HOPING TO REVIVE THAT >> WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW AND WHAT THE TUNE IN LOOKS LIKE THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE WOULD ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION WHETHER OR NOT HE WINS

LET'S PLAY HIS RESPONSE >> CAN YOU GIVE A DIRECT ANSWER WILL YOU ACCEPT THE ELECTION >> I HAVE TO SEE, LOOK I HAVE TO SEE NO I AM NOT GOING TO SAY YES

I AM NOT GOING TO SAY NO I DIDN'T LAST TIME EITHER >> NOW, THAN NON, THE PRESIDENT'S BEEN TRAILING JO BIDEN NUMEROUS POLLS, HOW IS THE PRESIDENT SHIFTING HIS STRATEGY CLOSER TO THE ELECTION >> MAIL-IN VOTING IS SOMETHING HE HAS BEEN HAMMERING AWAY AT I WOULD SAY MAIL- IN VOTING AND LAW AND ORDER, STOPPING ANARCHY IN THE CITY SEEMS ARE REALLY BECOME CENTRAL TO HIS REELECTION PITCH

EVEN SINCE THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS ADMINISTRATION, THE PRESIDENT HAS PROMOTED THIS CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT THERE IS WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD, VOTER FRAUD COMMISSION IN HIS FIRST YEAR, THE COMMISSION DIDN'T FIND ANY WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD, ENDED UP HAVING TO SHUTDOWN ON A LOT OF CONTROVERSIES NOW HE HAS THIS MAIL BE HIP BALLOT, HE KEEPS PROMOTING THIS IS A WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD THROUGH MAIL-IN VOTING THAT SETS UP A NARRATIVE, HE CAN ARGUE THERE WAS WIDESPREAD FRAUD FROM DEMOCRATS ON MAIL-IN VOTING NONE OF THIS HAS BEEN BACKED BY EVIDENCE SHOW EVIDENCE OF ANY SORT OF LARGE SCALE VOTER FRAUD, CERTAINLY WHETHER HE INTENDS TO USE IT IN NOVEMBER AS A BACKUP PLAN OR NOT, IT IS CERTAINLY A SCENE THAT HE IS EMPATHIZING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE USED TO ARGUE AGAINST THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION >> INTERESTING

NOW SHANNON I WANT TO GET YOU ON ONE MORE THING WHILE I HAVE YOU HERE PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF AND THE TWEET SAYS, WE ARE UNITED IN OUR EFFORT TO DEFEAT THE INVISIBLE CHINA VIRUS AND MANY PEOPLE SAY IT IS PATRIOTIC TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIALLY DISTANCE, THERE IS NOBODY MORE PATRIOTIC THAN ME, YOUR FAVORITE PRESIDENT AND THAT INCLUDE ASPIC TOUR OF HIM WEARING THE MASK CAN WE JUST TALK HERE NOW ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION HAS BEEN ON NATIONAL MASK MANDATE ON THE PHOTO HE JUST TWEETED? >> HE HAS GONE BACK AND ON THIS WHILE HE SEEMED TO SAY HE SUPPORTED MASKS HE SAID WELL THERE IS A LOT OF PROBLEM WITH MASKS HE IS REALLY ONE OF THE LAST REPUBLICAN LEADERS OUT THERE TO HAVE BEEN SENDING A MIXED MESSAGE ON MASKS, MITCH McCONNELL, GOVERNORS, REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS, HAVE BEEN REALLY STRONGLY URGING PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK

EVEN GEORGIA WHERE THE GOVERNMENT CITED THE MASK MANDATES HE STILL ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEAR THEM THE PRESIDENT HAS YET TO SET A STRONG MESSAGE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THAT THE STRONGEST MESSAGE YET HE IS THE LAST ONE SUPPORTING MASKS AND IT HAS BEEN MONTHS WHERE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO SUPPORT MASKS AT THE END OF THE JULY, HOPEFULLY TRYING TO GET MORE PEOPLE ON BOARD WEARING A MASK

>> ABSOLUTELY IN THAT INTERVIEW WITH FOX, AGAIN, STRESSING IT'S UP TO GOVERNORS AND NOT HIM WITH THAT PHOTO SAYING IT IS PATRIOTIC A STRONGER MESSAGE THAN WE'VE SEEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH, SHANNON % LOOK, % SUPERHEROES WEAR % MASKS % YOU COULD BE A % SUPERHERO % GRADUALLY % INCREASED MASK % TOLERANCE

% ABOUT THIS WAS A % REALLY NEAT % IDEA % YOU WOULD ALLOW % THEM TO WEAR THE % MASK EVEN AT % HOME, WHEN THEY % ARE PLAYING % VIDEO GAMES % YOU INCREASE FOR % FIVE MINUTES TO % 10 MINUTES TO 15 % MINUTES OR FOR A % BIKE RIDE >>> NBC NEWS REPORTER VAUGHN HILLIARD, HOME OF THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS IN PHOENIX BEFORE WE GET TO THAT FUN ASSIGNMENT, LET'S TALK ABOUT ARIZONA THE SURGE IN CASES THERE

TODAY'S GAME COMES AS THE STATE RECORDED A SINGLE DAY RECORD OF COVID- 19 DEATHS OVER THE WEEKEND WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? >> EXACTLY THIS IS A STATE THAT CONTINUES, SAVANNAH, CONTINUES TO BE HARD HIT BY COVID-19, THERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS OVER THE LAST PARTICULARLY THE LAST WEEK, THAT THERE SOME FLATTENING OF NUMBERS, FLATTENING OF A PERCENT POSITIVE NUMBER OF CASE THAT ARE COMING BACK YOU NOTED THERE THAT THERE IS A RECORD NUMBER OF DEATHS REPORTED, BUT OVER A SERIES OF DAYS, POTENTIALLY WEEKS THAT THOSE NUMBERS WERE COMING IN THAT IS NOT UNDERSCORE THE FACT THAT COVID REMAINS SERIOUS IN ARIZONA THAT'S WHY I THINK THE FRAMEWORK IN WHICH MAJOR LEAGUE BIBLE IS LOOKING TO OPEN UP

THEIR SEASON, IT'S CONTRAST WHERE THE COUNTRY AND THE STATE FINDS ITSELF >> ALL RIGHT NOW, OKAY, LET'S SWITCH OVER TO BASEBALL WHEN DOES THE SEASON OFFICIALLY AGAIN AND WHAT IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE, WHAT CHANGES SHOULD FANS EXPECT TO SEE? >> Reporter: THIS IS OPENING WEEK, LOOK, IF YOU ARE TALKING TO NOT ONLY THE ORGANIZATIONS BUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, PLAYERS ASSOCIATION THEY ARE DOING TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY OF THESE PLAYERS A LAB OUT OF UTAH, HAVE YOU NOT SEEN AN OUTBREAK IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IN TERMS OF ANY ONE TEAM OR ORGANIZATION

I FEEL LIKE IT'S WEIRD I'M TALKING IN GOLF VOICE AT A BASEBALL GAME THIS IS AN INTRA SQUAD GAME BETWEEN ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS THURSDAY IS OPENING DAY OFFICIALLY OF BASEBALL CONVERSATIONS TAKING PLACE NOT ONLY WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS, BUT EX HI BASE GAMES OF PUMPING THROUGH THE PA SYSTEM ARTIFICIAL CROWD NOISES BECAUSE I WILL LET JIM FERAL PAN OVER, THIS IS A NOT A NORMAL BASEBALL GAME 50,000 SEATS AND IT'S HOT

I WANT TO YOU LISTEN TO THE CONVERSATION WITH TONY CLARK LONG TIME BASEBALL PLAYER, DIRECTOR OF THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION >> WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER FIRST COUPLE WEEKS WITH THE TESTING, WITH THE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE EFFORT TO GET BACK AND PLAYING INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY STAFF AROUND THEM ARE TAKING IT SERIOUS, THAT ON FIELD PERSONNEL ARE INCLUDING TAKING IT SERIOUS, THAT GIVES ME HOPE TO BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN GET THROUGH WHAT RIGHT NOW IS A 60 GAME SEASON >> IS A VAN THAT, NIECE TEAMS HAVE BEEN PRACTICING TOGETHER FOR THREE WEEKS, NO MAJOR OUTBREAK IN ANY ONE ORGANIZATION THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE TEST RESULTS AMONG SEVERAL PLAYERS, AMONG MOST TEAM

WHEN YOU LOOK OUT HERE THERE IS A GOOD NUMBER OF PLAYERS WEARING MASKS ON THE FIELD THIS IS A LEAGUE THAT TAKES THIS SERIOUSLY AND INDICATES IT HAS EVERY INTENTION OF FINISHING THE 60 GAME SEASON AS WELL AS THE PLAYOFFS >> ABSOLUTELY IT'S FUNNY YOU MENTIONED YOUR GOLF VOICE WHEN YOU STARTED TALKING, VAUGHN SOUNDS SO CHILL BUT I GET IT NOW

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT FOOTBALL THIS IS THE FIRST WEEK OF NFL TRAINING CAMP, BUT SOME PLAYERS ARE UPSET WITH THE LEAGUE, WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? >> Reporter: EXACTLY, ALL OF THESE SPORTS LEAGUES ARE TRYING TO LAUNCH NBA IS SET TO TIPOFF TEN DAYS FROM NOW, THE NHL, 12 DAY FROM NOW MLS SOCCER IS UNDER WAY ANADENIA IS WHERE FOR A LOT OF THESE LEAGUES, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FELT THAT THEY WERE COMFORTABLE

12 PLAYERS OPTED NOT TO PLAY THIS SEASON THAT IS WHERE NFL PLAYERS STILL HAVE CONCERNS TWEETING OUT OVER THE WEEKEND, SHOW YOU RUSSELL WILSON THE QUARTERBACK FROM THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS PUTTING UP, I'M CONCERNED, MY WIFE IS PREGNANT NFL TRAIN SOMETHING ABOUT TO START HEALTH AND FAMILY, SAFETY WE WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL BUT PROTECT OUR LOVED ONES

YOU HERD THAT SENTIMENT FROM A LOT OF THESE PLAYERS AS THEY SEE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PREPARED TO LAUNCH, IT TAKES US BACK TO THE 1989 "FIELD OF DREAMS" THE ONE CONSTANT HAS BEEN BASEBALL FOR PART OF THIS NEAR IT LOOKED LIKE IT WASN'T GOING TO TAKE PLACE WE ARE A COUPLE HOURS A WAY FROM OFFICIALLY FIRST PITCH HERE IN FEE ANYTHING, SAVANNAH >> ABSOLUTELY I MEAN IT'S GOOD TO SEE LIKE YOU ARE KIND OF JUST MENTIONED AND TOUCHED ON THERE

A SENSE OF NORMALCY TO ANNEX TENT, PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IS A HARD TO THING ABOUT IN THE MID HE A PANDEMIC, THANKS, VAUGHN >> THANKS MY FRIEND FRIEND , JOE WHAT DO YOU GOT FOR US THIS HOUR? >> HEY THERE SAVANNAH, WE REMEMBER THE WIFE OF JOHN LEWIS WHO DIED FRIDAY AFTER HIS BAT WELL CANCER TODAY LESS THAN

72 HOURS AFTER THE DEATH >> HEY, THERE SAVANNAH WE START BY REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS, WHO DIED FRIDAY AFTER HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER TODAY, LESS THAN 72 HOURS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, TO DEMOCRATS TAPPED STATE SENATOR TO REPLACE LEWIS ON THE BALLOT THIS NOVEMBER A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD ON THE HOUSE FLOOR IN HONOR OF LEWIS' DEATH CAMPAIGN EVEN TODAY, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN VOWED TO HONOR LOUIS'S LEGACY IF ELECTED PRESIDENT IN NOVEMBER

>> IN MEMORY OF JOHN, CONGRESS SHOULD MAKE LEGISLATION TO TAKE UP LEGISLATION TO RESTORE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT LEGISLATION HE FOUGHT SO COOL GRACIOUSLY FOR THEY SHOULD TO GET UP IMMEDIATELY IF THEY DON'T, I WILL MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS THE BEGINNING OF MY ADMINISTRATION >> AN UPDATE ON THE VIOLENT AMBUSH OF A FEDERAL JUDGE'S FAMILY

JUDGE ESTHER SELLIN'S SON AND HAS BEEN WERE SHOT INSIDE THEIR NEW JERSEY HOME SUNDAY NIGHT HER SON DIED AND HER HUSBAND IS INJURED AUTHORITIES TELL NBC NEWS BE BELIEVE AN ATTORNEY FOUND DEAD IN NEW YORK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACK THE IDENTIFIED HIM AS ROYDEN HOLLANDER, IN YOUR LAWYER WITH A LONG HISTORY OF ANTI-FEMINIST LEGAL ACTIVITY THE MOTIVE FOR THE ATTACK IS NOT YET CLEAR NOW TO THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS

MORE THAN 38 MILLION CASES CONFIRMED IN THE US THE CASES SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SOME CITIES ARE NOW WALKING BACK THEIR REOPENING PLANS IN CHICAGO, MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT ORDERED ALL BARS THAT DON'T SERVE FOOD TO SHUTDOWN INDOOR SERVICE CAPACITIES FOR RESTAURANTS AND GYMS WILL ALSO BE WITH THIS

CHICAGO NOW JOINS MIAMI AND TIGHTENING THE RESTRICTIONS MIAMI BEACH NOW HAS AN 8:00 PM CURFEW IT IS A QUESTION PRINCE EVERYWHERE ARE ASKING TO OUR KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL? IN FLORIDA, TEACHERS UNION ARE SUING GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS OVER HIS ORDER TO FULLY REOPEN THE SCHOOLS NEXT MONTH

OVER IN CALIFORNIA, HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ARE ON PAUSE, TOO, ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION, SPORTS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL DECEMBER OR JANUARY THERE, AND THEN IN NEW JERSEY, AVNER PHIL MURPHY ANNOUNCED AN ALL VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION MORE STORES NOT REQUIRING YOU TO MASK OFF BEFORE YOU SHOP TODAY, GAP AND OFFICE DEPOT ANNOUNCED CUSTOMERS MUST WEAR FACE COVERINGS IN ALL OF THEIR US

STORES GAP POP OF POLICY WILL ALSO IMPACT OLD NAVY, INTERMIX, BANANA REPUBLIC, AND JUDY AND JACK, THE COMPANY'S JOINED THE RANKS OF TARGET, COSTCO, BEST BUY AND WALMART ALONG WITH SOME STATES IN MANDATING MASKS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS HAS, OF COURSE, BEEN RELUCTANT TO ENACT A FEDERAL MIDDAY TODAY, THE PRESIDENT WEIGHT IN, TWEETING A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WITH A MASK ON, SAYING, QUOTE, MANY PEOPLE SAY IT IS PATRIOTIC TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIALLY DISTANCED THE PRESIDENT WEIGHING IN ONCE AGAIN ON THE ISSUE OF MASKS

EARLIER HEADLINES SAVANNAH, BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT, JOE, THANKS FOR THAT UPDATE AND I THINK THE BEST NEWS I COULD HAVE ON A MIND IT IS THAT YOU'RE JOINING ME AGAIN TOMORROW AND THE REST OF THE WEEK SO WE WILL BE SEEING YOU SOON

>> Reporter: SOUNDS GOOD THE CAN'T WAIT >>> IN CALIFORNIA, HOSPITALS ARE OVERWHELMED ICU BEDS ARE RUNNING OUT AND THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES SAYS THE CITY IS ON THE BACK OF ONE OF THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN >> WELL, I THINK WE ARE ON THE BACK OF THAT

I TOLD PEOPLE OVER THE LAST WEEKS, THE DISCIPLINE, SAID, A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY OFTEN HAVE NO CONTROL OVER WHAT IT DOES AT A STATE OR COUNTY LEVEL AND THEN AGREE THAT THOSE THINGS HAPPEN TOO QUICKLY BUT THERE ARE MARTY, JACOB COHEN ABOUT THIS IT IS NOT JUST WHAT IS OPEN AND CLOSED

IT IS ALSO ABOUT WHAT WE DO INDIVIDUALLY >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOEL JOINS ME OUTSIDE OF HOSPITAL IN CALIFORNIA JOE, FIRST, TELL ME, WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE THERE ARE WHERE YOU ARE? >> WELL, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOW HAS OVER 380,000 POSITIVE CONFIRMED COVID CASES HERE IN ALLENTOWN, OVER THE PAST WEEKEND, THERE WAS AN ADDITIONAL BIG BATCH OF CASES AND WITHIN THAT BADGE, THERE WERE 53 PERCENT OF THE DIAGNOSED CASES THAT ARE CONFIRMED, FOR PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 41 YEARS AGO THERE'S A NEW WARNING OUT FROM THE L

A COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR SAYING, PLEASE, PLEASE BE CAREFUL MAKING YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCE WEAR THAT MASK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE TAKE THEIR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS BUT THERE HAS BEEN SO MANY DEVELOPMENT HERE IN CALIFORNIA SINCE THAT REOPENING BACK ON MAY 8th

AND NO LIKE HE SAYS, THEY ARE WAITING FOR MORE GUIDANCE FROM GOVERNOR NEWSOM WHO HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY >> SO KNOPES IS YOU TALK ABOUT CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS? CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THOSE SPECIFICS? >> YEAH, IT HAS NOT BEEN VERY SPECIFIC JUST YET HE SAID THAT YESTERDAY, ON CNN, HE SAID IT BEFORE THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY CHANGES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS WHEN IT COMES TO THAT POLICY BUT WE DO KNOW, GOVERNOR NEWSOM TODAY IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE, SAID THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL, OVER 30 COUNTIES UNDER LOT RIGHT NOW

SO THEY MAY HAVE TO HAVE THEIR REOPENINGS RESTRICTED WE ALSO NOTE THAT GOVERNOR WANTS TO BE ABLE TO ALLOW SOME BUSINESSES TO CONTINUE REOPENING AFTER ROLLING THEM BACK ONE EXAMPLE OF THAT IS HAIR AND NAIL SALONS HERE IN CALIFORNIA THEY WERE SHUT DOWN RECENTLY AS THE CASES SURGE AGAIN AND NO, HE IS PROMISED WITHOUT PROVIDING GUIDELINES, BY THE WAY, THAT HE MAY BE ABLE TO ALLOW NAIL SALONS AND HAIR SALONS, OPERATING OUTSIDE

KIND OF LIKE THE WAY WE HAVE SEEN OPEN AIR DINING AND BAR SERVICE WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS ON THIS FIND IT IS A VERY AMBITIOUS PLAN CONSIDERING THE NUMBERS THE GOVERNOR NEWSOM IS FACING IT IS HARD TO DOOR HOW DIFFICULT AND HOW TRAGIC AND HOW FEARFUL A LOT OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS REALLY ARE, SAVANNAH

>> ABSOLUTELY AND ONE OF THOSE SORT OF SCARY CONFUSING THINGS THAT YOU JUST BROUGHT UP A SECOND AGO, THE SPIKE IN CASES AND THESE PEOPLE UNDER 40 AND IN FACT, MORE THAN HALF OF THE CASES IN LA ARE YOUNGER PEOPLE AND SO IS THE CITY DOING ANYTHING TO ADDRESS THAT? >> Reporter: YES, THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR OF VALLEY COUNTY JUST PUT OUT THIS STATEMENT AND I CAN READ IT TO YOU BUT IT IS A REALLY STRONG WORDED

A FEW SENTENCES WE ARE SEEING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS NOW HERE IN LA COUNTY, WHICH IS RIGHT NOW, BEING HOSPITALIZED AT A RATE NOT SEEN BEFORE AND SO HE SAYS, NO MATTER HOW YOUNG YOU ARE, YOU ARE VULNERABLE TO THIS VIRUS

PUT IT IN VERY PLAIN WORDS SHE SAID NO MATTER HOW YOUNG YOU ARE, EITHER EVERYONE, RESPONSIBILITY, STAY PHYSICALLY IMPROPER YOU DON'T LIVE WITH PROPERLY WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN YOU ARE OUTSIDE YOUR HOME BUT THIS WAS REALLY HER BIG POINTS STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AT IS SIMPLE YET DIFFICULT AS THAT, SAVANNAH? >> IT REALLY IS, ESPECIALLY WHEN EVEN WHEN IT HAS BEEN MOVED OUTSIDE, IT IS OPEN

PEOPLE THINK IT IS OKAY, THEN, TO GO THERE IT IS ONE OF THOSE TOUGH THINGS TO STATE THANK YOU SO MUCH, JO >> THANKS SO SAVANNAH >>> CURFEWS ARE NOW IN PLACE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTH FLORIDA IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

SOME COUNTIES HAVE ALSO PUT LIMITS ON PRIVATE GATHERINGS AND MADE RING IN MASS MANDATORY SAM BROCK REPORTS FROM MIAMI BEACH >> SAVANNAH, GOOD AFTERNOON WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO CORRAL THE CORONAVIRUS CASES IN FLORIDA, 10,000 MORE TODAY MAKES SIX STRAIGHT DAYS OF ABOVE 10,000

150,000 NEW INFECTIONS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS SAVANNAH, THAT IS ABOUT 42% OF ALL THE CASES FLORIDA HAS SEEN SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC A QUARTER OF THOSE ARE AMY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW FLORIDA, WE ARE SEEING LOCAL OFFICIALS HERE DOING MORE THAN JUST CRACKING DOWN ON REOPENINGS THOSE ARE INSTITUTING CURFEWS, AS YOU MENTIONED

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE CURFEW ACROSS THE BAY FROM WHERE IT MIAMI BEACH IF YOU KNOW MIAMI BEACH, IT IS A PLACE THAT PEOPLE COME TO VACATION AND LEX, HAVE A GOOD TIME AND SO TALKING TO FOLKS, TELLING ME, WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? AT 8:00 AT NIGHT? GO BACK TO OUR ROOM AND JUST LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER? THERE'S FRUSTRATION THERE BUT THERE'S ALSO IMMEDIACY IN THE FRONT

GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE HE WAS HECKLED BY PEOPLE WHO WERE SCREAMING AT HER, SHE MONDAY YOU'RE LYING TO THE PUBLIC PEOPLE FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW CANNOT JUST WITH THE NEBRASKA BUT THE SITUATIONS AT HOSPITALS, ICUs, AND MANY AT CAPACITY, NOT JUST MII-DADE COUNTY, BUT ALL OVER THE STATE OF FLORIDA NOW OFFICIALLY 18% CAPACITY

THE JUST DROP FLORIDA 15% IN MIAMI-DADE HERE LOCAL LEADERS COME OUT WITH AN UPDATE EVERY SINGLE DAY THE ARE SHOWING 127% ABOVE ICU BED CAPACITY SO THERE'S IS A DISCONNECT RIGHT NOW, SAVANNAH, BETWEEN WHAT IS BEING REPORTED ON THE LOCAL LEVEL AND WHAT IS BEING REPORTED ON THE STATE LEVEL

ONE THING THAT EVERYTHING CAN AGREE ON RIGHT NOW, THOUGH, THAT THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION FLORIDA JUST SURPASSED 5000 FATALITIES AND THAT 360,000 SOME ODD CASES, ON CALIFORNIA, WHICH HAS TWICE THE POPULATION OF THIS STATE THE RED FLAGS ARE UP WILL THESE NEW MEASURES WORK? HOPEFULLY SO BECAUSE IF NOT, WE ARE GOING BACK INTO LOCKDOWN, HERE IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >>> MANY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE PREPARING TO REOPEN NEXT MONTH WITH NEW PLANS IN PLACE TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE

A NEW COURSE BUT IT WENT TO ONE UNIVERSITY IN MISSOURI FOR AN IN INSIDE LOOK EXPECT THE STUDENTS WILL START CLASSES HERE ON AUGUST THE 24th BUT THE PLANNING FOR THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MONTHS STARTING WHERE THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A COMBINATION HERE OF BOTH REMOTE LEARNING AND IN-PERSON LEARNING YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE TUESDAY, THURSDAY, YOU COULD BE IN THE CLASSROOM THURSDAYS AND REMOTE LEARNING ON THURSDAY

THE CLASSROOM LOOKS GOOD THE CAMERAS, THEY ARE NOW IN DIFFERENT SPOTS THERE'S, A DIVIDER BETWEEN THE PROFESSOR AND THE STUDENTS CHANGES WILL RIPPLE ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, INCLUDING AT THE RESIDENCE HALL RESIDENCE HALL HERE ON CAMPUS ARE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THEY WILL BE LIVING IN TOWN

AT LOCAL HOTELS THE DINING EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIFFERENT AS WELL YOU CAN ORDER FOOD ON AN UP YOU CAN HAVE IT DELIVERED YOUR GROCERIES THAT IS, AND THE PLACE THAT YOU LIVE

MASKS ALSO ON CAMPUS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS AND ALL FACULTY NOW, SO MANY ADMINISTRATORS NOTCHES HERE AT MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE IS WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE DOING IN THE BONE SPUR TOWN I HAD A CHANCE TO ASK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY ABOUT HIS CONCERNS THIS IS WHAT HE SAID

>> THE BIGGEST WORRY THAT ANY UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT OR ANY UNIVERSITY HAS GOING FORWARD IS WHAT OUR WORK OUR STUDENTS GOING AT NIGHT OR ON THE WEEKEND, YOU KNOW, ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY NIGHT WHERE ARE THEY GOING? ARE THEY GOING DOWN TO THE BAR THE DOOR OPEN? ARE THEY GOING TO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS? THAT IS PROBABLY THE GREATEST CONCERN AND FRANKLY, WE DON'T HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER THAT BUT WE HAVE GOT TO DO THE BEST THAT WE CAN UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES >> IT IS UP FOR THE STUDENT TO BE RESPONSIBLE? THAT IS WHAT TO EXPECT UNIVERSITY HOPES TO PROVIDE TESTING HERE ON CAMPUS THEY'RE WORKING WITH A NUMBER OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO GET THAT DONE, WHICH, OF COURSE, RAISES THE QUESTION ABOUT THE ATHLETICS WITH THE ATHLETIC FIELD BEHIND ME

I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT THERE WILL BE SPORTS THIS FALL THOUGH, THERE ARE CERTAINLY MANY HURDLES TO THE CRIME FOR THE NCAA SAVANNAH? >>> FOR SCHOOLS SAID TO REOPEN IN THE FALL, A MAJOR QUESTION AND CONCERN IS WHETHER OR NOT KIDS CAN SPREAD THE CORONAVIRUS WILL, A NEW STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA SAYS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 10 TRANSMIT THE VIRUS LESS OFTEN THAN ADULTS BUT KIDS OLDER THAN 10 CAN SPREAD COVID-19 JUST AS MUCH AS ADULTS

EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN DR MARTY RAMIREZ JOINS ME NOW SO DR AMERIS, LET'S JUST KIND OF THIS IS DOWN

AND, 10 YEARS OLD IS TRANSLATING TO FIFTH GRADE OR SO WHAT DO THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY SUGGEST ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS THIS FALL? IS THAT NOT SAFE? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? >> LOOK, SAVANNAH, THIS IS THE BIGGEST STUDY OR DATA SET THAT WE HAVE REALLY LOOKING AT WHAT PEDIATRIC MIGHT ACTUALLY BE UP UNTIL THIS POINT, WE HAVE HAD TO RELY ON JUST A FEW STUDIES MOST OF THEM, ABOUT 100% SIDE FROM EUROPE, FROM ASIA, FROM THE UNITED STATES

AND THE DATA ABOUT THE STUDY WAS PRETTY MIXED SOME OF THOSE STUDIES SHOWED THAT KIDS CANNOT TRANSMIT THE DISEASE AT ALL OTHERS SHOW THAT KIDS COULD TRANSMIT THE DISEASE AS OFTEN AS 20% THIS STUDY OUT OF SOUTH KOREA LOOKED AT 50,007 PATIENTS WHO WERE CONFIRMED TO HAVE COVID AND THEN TRACED 60 THOUSAND OF THEIR CONTACTS

AND WHAT THEY FOUND IS THAT FOR KIDS WHO WERE AGED 10 TO 19, THAT ABOUT 18 1/2% OF THEIR CLOSE CONTACTS TURNED POSITIVE FOR COVID WHAT THAT TELLS US IS THAT KIDS OVER 10 CAN ABSOLUTELY SPREAD THE DISEASE AT SOME EFFICIENCY I THINK THAT HAS MASSIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR TURN TO SCHOOL WE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY BE TRYING TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL WE HAVE TO DO IT ONCE THE CASE COUNTS ARE LOWER THAN THEY CURRENTLY ARE

ABSOLUTELY LIKELY IT IS GOING TO DRIVE THIS INTO THE OTHER SCHOOL IN THAT SPREAD IT TO TEACHERS AND OTHER PARENTS ABSOLUTELY AND, YOU KNOW, EVEN THOUGH IT IS TOUGH LEARNING THAT, THAT KIDS OF THAT AGE CAN SPREAD IT, IT IS GOOD TO THE KIND OF FEEL LIKE WE KNOW SOMETHING WITH AS MUCH UNKNOWN AS THERE IS AN ESPECIALLY WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF GETS HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT, IF SCHOOLS REOPENED, GETS, NOT NECESSARILY GOOD AT STAYING SOCIALLY DISTANT I THINK IT IS HARD FOR ALL OF US BUT A BUNCH OF KIDS IN SCHOOL, THAT IS NOT WHAT THEY ARE USED TO THEY WANT TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER AND THEN COME HOME TO MOM AND DAD AND THE REST OF THEIR FAMILY WHAT SHOULD ADULTS BE DOING IF THEIR CHILD IN SCHOOL DOES REOPEN AND THE

IT IS GOING IN AND INTERACTING WITH THESE OTHER KIDS? >> Reporter: SURE, SAVANNAH WHAT WE HER TO DO WITH THE MEASURES, WHETHER IT IS WEARING MASKS OR WASHING HANDS, OR EVEN CONTACT VARIOUS, BASICALLY CRATING A LETTER THAT CLOSES THOSE HOLES FOR TRANSMISSION OCCURRING AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE CAN DO IN THAT SETTING IS USED MASKS WE NOTE THAT THE DECREASE IS MISSION BETWEEN 30 AND 50% IT IS NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE

MASKS ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE AND SO, WHAT WE ARE TELLING PARENTS IS THAT WE ARE UNLIKELY TO BE ABLE TO DRY IMMUNITY INCIDENTS DOWN TO ZERO BETWEEN NOW AND THE START OF SCHOOL AND IF WE WANT TO HAVE HOPE OF GETTING SCHOOLS OPEN, KEEP THEM OPEN, THEN WE NEED TO DECREASE THE TRANSMISSION WITHIN THE SCHOOL ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE CAN DO IS MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS

YOUR RIGHT WEARING MASKS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND SO TO DO THAT, PARENTS CAN TAKE A BIG STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BY SHOWING THEIR KIDS HOW TO WEAR MASKS, HOW TO TRAIN USING IT FOR SEVERAL HOURS ANYTIME SO WHEN THEY DO GET TO SCHOOL, THEY ARE NOT COSTLY PULLING IT DOWN IT IS NOT GOING TO BE 100% PURPOSE AND I THINK I UNDERSTAND THAT

IS WE COULD CLOSE AS MANY HOLES AS POSSIBLE, I THINK IT IS MORE LIKELY THAT WE COULD REOPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY >>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR AMERIS I THINK A LOT OF ADULTS COULD USE MASK TRAINING AS WELL, SO DEFINITELY A GOOD THING TO DO BEFORE KIDS ARE BEING SENT OUT TO SCHOOL THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

>> SURE THANKS, SAVANNAH >>> THERE'S NO WAY IT CAN'T BE THAT BAD THAT IS WHAT ONE DOCTOR IN TEXAS THAT WHEN SHE HEARD ABOUT A WAVE OF CASES IN HER HOME STATE WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU MORE FROM HER AND OTHER DOCTORS ON THE FRONT LINES FROM STATES WITH AN UPTICK IN CASES

>> I THINK WE ARE HITTING THAT PLACE RIGHT NOW IN THE CURVE WHERE IT IS FILLING THE HOSPITALS AND WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF EITHER DOING THE RIGHT THING AND WE MAY HAVE PASSED THAT COAST FOR ALL I KNOW, THIS IS RUDE BEYOND, IT CAN'T BE HELPED NOW BUT WE ARE GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE IT IS GOING TO BE FULL WE HAVE A GRIDLOCK AND WE WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE PATIENTS IN

THEY WILL JUST BE STUCK IN THE ER'S THERE WILL BE STRATEGY MEETINGS TO FIGURE OUT WHICH BEDS CAN BE TURNED INTO COVID BEDS WHICH BEDS CAN BE TURNED INTO ROOMS THAT HAVE NEGATIVE PRESSURE AIR FLOW

WHICH ROOMS CAN BE ISOLATED FROM THE OTHER ROOMS AND NOT BE A SORT OF CONTAMINATION? >> MASKS, 14 DAYS WE HAVE HAD MORE THAN 1000 COVID-19 CASES EVERY DAY A MONTH AGO, THE PRODUCTION SAID THAT BY THE END OF JULY, WE WILL SEE 800 CASES A DAY AND WE WERE AROUND 200 CASES A DAY AT THAT TIME AND I THOUGHT, THERE'S NO WAY IT CAN'T BE THAT BAD

IT IS EVEN WORSE THAN THE ESTIMATE AND IT IS REALLY SCARY I REMEMBER LOOKING AT THE STORIES ABOUT NEW YORK AND I FEEL LIKE WE ARE ON THAT SAME PATHWAY ON THE NEWS THIS MORNING, OUR MORGUE HAD REFRIGERATED TRUCKS LAST NIGHT

BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO FALL AND THAT IS THIS REALLY, REALLY SCARY TO DOCTORS AND I THINK IT SHOULD BE SCARY TO MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, TOO >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE

THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE

>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THE END OF THE MONTH, WHICH MEANS ANOTHER ROUND OF BILLS ARE DUE

BUT TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ABOUT TO LOSE THE FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT HAVE HELPED THEM STAY AFLOAT DURING ALL THIS AND CONGRESS MAKING A CRITICAL DEADLINE TO PASS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE BEFORE THEIR AUGUST RESOURCE CAPITAL CORRESPONDENT GARRETT JOINS ME NOW SO LET'S JUST GO AHEAD AND START WITH, WHAT IS STANDING IN THE WAY OF THIS NEW RELEASE BILL? WHAT ARE THE STICKING POINTS? >> WELL, AT THIS POINT, IT IS BASICALLY, A GIANT STICKING POINT BUT SITES ARE VERY FAR APART ON WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THIS BILL

DEMOCRAT >> THEIR HEROES ACT BACK IN MAY REPUBLICANS HAVE SAID THEY WANTED TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER AND SEE WHAT EXACTLY WAS NEEDED AND THEN TRY TO PASS THE EARLY TO HERE OF THE DEVIL PROBABLY COST ABOUT $1 TRILLION REPUBLICANS WANT TO INCLUDE THINGS LIKE LIABILITY PROTECTION IN IT IF SOMEONE GOES BACK TO WORK, THEY CAN'T SEW THE PLACE

THEY CAN GET SICK THEY WANT TO GET RID OF ENTIRELY THOSE PLUS EPISODE OF ON A BONUS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT YOU WERE JUST TALK ABOUT THE EXTRA 600 BUCKS A WEEK PER, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING REPUBLICANS HAVE SAID, THEY ARE WORRIED THAT THE MONEY IS IN DISINCENTIVIZING PEOPLE FROM RETURNING TO WORK AT ALL SO THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE DIFFERENCES, YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH STAYING LOCAL MONEY MIGHT GO OUT TO HELP STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IS ANOTHER HUGE ONE

THEY ARE QUITE A DISTANCE APART ON THIS THEY HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME TO FIGUREOUTABLE OFFICIALLY TO THE END OF THE MONTH IF THEY WANT TO GET THIS BILL PASSED IN TIME BECAUSE OF MOST IMPACT TO THOSE FAMILIES WHO WILL NEED IT THE MOST >> ALL RIGHT, SO GUERECA THEY GOT THIS DONE BEFORE THEN

>> START CAMPAIGNING FOR RE- ELECTION THIS FALL UNDERLYING POLITICAL STORY IN THE COUNTRY THIS IS IT THIS HAS WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CARE ABOUT RIGHT NOW THIS VIRUS AND OUR RESPONSE TO THIS AND GETTING BACK TO SOMETHING THAT LOOKS MORE LIKE NORMAL

THERE'S AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF PRESSURE ON LAWMAKERS TO GET A DEAL DONE FOR CONGRESS, RELATIVELY QUICKLY WE HAVE GOT STEVEN MNUCHIN, THE TREASURY SECRETARY, MARK MEADOWS, THE CHIEF OF STAFF, COMING TO THE HILL TOMORROW TO MEET WITH DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS, ONE MEETING WITH REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WE HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING TODAY THEY ARE TRYING TO MOVE AS QUICKLY AS HE CAN TO GET EVERYBODY ON THE SAME PAGE

BUT AGAIN, THERE'S A LOT OF GROUND TO COVER HERE >> YEAH, AND SO, GARRETT, JUST WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE TURN HERE I KNOW THERE'S ONE OTHER BIT OF DIZZINESS I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT, INVOLVES DR FAUCI AND NOT THE CORONAVIRUS THE TIME

BASEBALL SOMETHING WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? >> WELL, DR FAUCI MAYBE ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS MASKED MAN IN THE COUNTRY HE IS REGULARLY SEEN ON THE CAPITOL WEARING A WASHINGTON NATIONALS FACE MASK LIKE THAT ONE THERE

HE IS KNOWN TO BE — >> OH, YEAH >> Reporter: BASEBALL FOUND IT TURNS OUT THAT WASHINGTON NATIONALS ARE A BIG FAUCI THEN THEY ENOUGH THAT HE WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH WHEN BASEBALL COMES BACK TO DC ON THURSDAY THEY DECIDED TO GIVE HIM THAT HONOR AS A WAY TO THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE

PRETTY BIG ONE, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING OUR MASTER DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS THIS YEAR >> IT IS A BIG ONE AND LIKE YOU SAID, ALWAYS WEARING THAT MASK OR HAPPY FOR HIM THAT HE IS GOING TO GET TO DO THAT THANKS SO MUCH, GARRETT >> YOU BED

>>> MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE LOSING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC NOW, SEVERAL CITIES AND STATES ARE SUING TO STOP A NEW FEDERAL THAT WOULD TAKE CORONAVIRUS AID FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT HEIDI PRZYBYLA REPORTS FROM MICHIGAN >> THAT IS RIGHT SCHOOLS LIKE THIS IN DEARBORN IN DESPERATE NEED OF A CASH INFUSION BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

THIS ROLE WHICH WAS ISSUED BY EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS ACCOMPLISHES THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THAT IT WOULD TRANSFER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTO PRIVATE SCHOOLS AT A TIME WHEN THESE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY FACING SEVERE BUDGET DEFICITS SO MICHIGAN, WHICH IS A STATE THAT HAS ALREADY STRUGGLED SO MUCH WITH PUBLIC UNDERFUNDING, OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, IS LEADING THE LAWSUIT CHARGE AND JUST THIS WEEK, A NUMBER OF STATES INCLUDING HAWAII AND PENNSYLVANIA JOINING IN ON DEAD CHARGE

KNOWING THAT THEY RISK LOSING MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WITH A NEW SCHOOL YEAR JUST WEEKS BEFORE THEY ARE SET FOR REOPENING THEIR >> A SPOKE EARLIER TODAY WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MICHIGAN WHO IS SPEARHEADING THIS EFFORT, SAYING HERE'S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY ABOUT WHAT HAS STUCK IN MICHIGAN AND IN MANY OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT AROUND THE COUNTRY >> IS REPORTED TO KNOW THAT THIS POLICY CONTRADICTS THE CLEAR LANGUAGE OF THE CAR

ES ACT SO WE DON'T FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS EFFORT BUT, YOU KNOW, IT IS JUST ANOTHER, YOU KNOW, IT IS — IN THIS

AND WE HEARD TIME AND TIME AGAIN, NOT JUST FROM SECRETARY DIVORCE, BUT VERY PLAINLY, THE PRESIDENT HAS SPOKEN ABOUT THIS HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM HE THINGS EDUCATION IS JUST SOMETHING FOR THE RICH AND ELITE AND PRIVILEGE AND REALLY, THAT IS IN CONTRADICTION TO EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE COME TO KNOW ABOUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY >> A THIS IS COMING AT A TIME, SAVANNAH, WHEN MANY OF THESE SCHOOLS ARE BEING TOLD THAT THEY MUST OPEN THEIR DOORS OR ELSE THEY WILL LOSE FUNDING THIS IS THE POSITION OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE GETTING VERY LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION IS ABOUT WHAT KIND OF HELP PRECAUTIONS THEY SHOULD TAKE ABOUT WHETHER THEY SHOULD EVEN BE FOLLOWING THE CDC GUIDELINES, QUITE FRANKLY SO I SPOKE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT HERE OF YOUR SCHOOLS AND HE BROKE IT DOWN

THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHICH HAS ABOUT AN $8 MILLION BUDGET FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULD LOSE ABOUT $1 MILLION OF THAT HE TOLD ME HE HAS ALREADY GOTTEN REQUESTS FROM PRIVATE SCHOOLS SAYING SEND US THE MONEY THAT IS GOING TO HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON SCHOOL SYSTEMS LIKE THIS WHERE 60 TO 70% OF THE STUDENTS HAVE A FREE LUNCH PROGRAM, FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM, MEANING THAT THEY ARE SOMEWHERE NEAR THE LINE THAT IS A BIG JUMP OUT OF THE BUDGET IT IS THE SAME STORY IN DETROIT , FOR INSTANCE, IN GRAND RAPIDS, FOR INSTANCE, LOOKING AT UPWARDS OF $2 MILLION IN LOSSES

SO MICHIGAN SPEARHEADING THIS EFFORT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR PRELIMINARY AND INJECTION TO TRY TO STOP THIS ROLE FROM TAKING EFFECT, SAVANNAH BUT IF IT DOES NOT, THEY SAID THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A REAL PROBLEM WHEN THESE SCHOOLS REOPENED THEIR DOORS AND THEY DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE NECESSARY FUNDING TO TAKE THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP THEIR STUDENTS SAFE AMID THIS PANDEMIC SAVANNAH? BACK TO YOU >>> THE U

S ACCOUNTS FOR NEARLY ONE QUARTER OF GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS DEATH PLUS ACCORDING TO JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS YESTERDAY, THE PRESIDENT STRONGLY OFFENDED HIS RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC WHILE PUSHING A NUMBER OF HEALTH CLAIMS LET'S LISTEN >> SIR, WE HAVE THE SEVENTH HIGHEST MORTALITY RATE IN THE WORLD

OUR MORTALITY RATE IS HIGHER THAN BRAZIL IT IS HIGHER THAN RUSSIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS US ON A TRAVEL BAN? >> YEAH, I THINK WE HAVE BEEN ON THE TRAVEL BAN, TOO YOU'RE TO BUT MORTALITY RATE I THINK IT IS THE OPPOSITE

I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATES YOU LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES, ITALY, THE TWO TESTS, 70 LOCKS IN FROM THE HOSPITAL, THEY ARE SICK THEY ARE REALLY SICK THEY TEST THEM OR THEY TEST THEM IN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE

BUT THEY DON'T GO AROUND AND HAVE MASSIVE AREAS OF TESTING AND WE DO >> SO HOW IS THE US VERY COMPARED TO OTHER NATIONS? HERE'S NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT WILLEM MARX WITH A FACT-CHECK OF THE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS >> THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY INSISTED THE HIGH LEVEL OF TESTING IN THE UNITED STATES, THE REASON THAT SO MANY INFECTED INDIVIDUALS ARE SHOWING UP IN THE DATA

HE ALSO SAID THAT EUROPEAN NATIONS HAVE LOWER NUMBERS BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING FEWER TESTS AND ONLY TESTING THOSE THAT TURN UP IN HOSPITALS AND RIGHT NOW, IN FRONT OF THE PARKING LOT OF THE MILLENNIUM ARENA HERE IN LONDON IT IS NOT A DOCTOR'S OFFICE IT IS A CONCERT VENUE I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING WITH EPIDEMIOLOGISTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS HERE IN THE UK AND IN GERMANY

THEY SAY IT IS SIMPLY ILLOGICAL TO HAVE HIGHER TESTING FOR ENTIRE CASE NUMBERS AND THE WEALTHY IS IN FACT QUITE THE OPPOSITE AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST OF PUBLIC HEALTH >> THAT IS AND WHAT MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE IN THE POSITION THAT THEY ARE IN, VERY FEW CASES RIGHT NOW, THE RAMPED UP TESTING FREQUENTLY THEY IDENTIFY CASES AND THEY ALSO WALKED DOWN TO A VERY SERIOUS DEGREE AND FOR A SUSTAINED PERIOD

ON UP WHEN WILL BOTH CASE NUMBERS WERE VERY LOW AND WELL DETECTED SO IT IS JUST THE OPPOSITE THEY ARE DOING MORE TESTED NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY CASES BUT WE CAN'T KEEP UP >> Reporter: NOW, THE U

S IS A LARGE, BUT HE SO HAVING A HIGH NUMBER OF TESTS VERY MEANS VERY LITTLE EVEN HAVING THE HIGHER RATIO, OVERALL POPULATION, DOES NOT MEAN ALL THAT MUCH THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS INSIDE THE COUNTRY IS STILL AMONGST THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST LOOK LIKE AT IS SOMETHING CALLED THE POSITIVITY RATE THAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE BEING TESTED THAT COME BACK IS POSITIVE THIS CAN GIVE YOU A BETTER HANDLE OF WHAT THE TESTING EFFORTS ARE DURING THE PANDEMIC IN YOUR COUNTRY WHILE SOME PARTS OF THE IN RECENT US

ARE NOW SEEING MUCH LOWER POSITIVITY RATES, IT IS AVERAGE ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, ACCORDING TO THE CDC NOW AROUND HERE IN THE UK, THAT POSITIVITY RATE IS ITALY, GERMANY, IT IS THE SINGER, FRANCE HAS BEEN, VERY SERIOUS OUTBREAK IT IS ONLY JUST ABOVE 1% ONE GERMAN BIOLOGIST ADVISING HIS GOVERNMENT, ADDRESSING THE SITUATION IN HIS COUNTRY, BASED ON THAT POSITIVITY RATE AS PROMISING BUT HE SAID THE SITUATION IN THE UNITED STATES, MEANWHILE, BASED ON EXACTLY THAT THING RATIO, WAS NOW, QUOTE, VERY SERIOUS

>>> SOME GOOD NEWS >> THERE ARE PROMISING RESULTS IN THE SEARCH FOR A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FIRST RESULTS ARE IN FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND RESEARCHERS SAY THE NEW VACCINE IS SAFE FOR HUMANS THE VACCINE PRODUCES A DOUBLE IMMUNITY RESPONSE, CREATING BOTH ANTIBODIES AND WHAT IS CALLED T CELL TO FIGHT THE VIRUS THEY CLINICAL TRIAL WILL SOON BE UNDERWAY HERE IN THE US

HERE'S NBC NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT RICHARD ENGEL >> FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS NOT MISSION ACCOMPLISHED WE DO NOT HAVE A VACCINE THAT IS READY TO GO AND WE CAN ALL TAKE AND PUT THE CORONAVIRUS INTO THE PAST BUT IT IS ONLY THAT WERE THE CASE BUT SCIENTISTS ARE VERY ENCOURAGED BY THE FINDINGS THAT WERE RELEASED TODAY BY THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE LANCET JOINT THAT THE TRIAL VACCINE, THE EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE THAT IS BEING WORKED ON BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY IS SAFE

THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DON'T WANT TO TRY TO CURE THE POPULATION AND END UP MAKING PEOPLE SICK IN THE PROCESS SO IT IS SAFE, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS RELEASED TODAY AND THIS IS THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IT PRODUCES A RESPONSE TO FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

IT PRODUCES A DUAL RESPONSE AS SOME ARE CALLING IT DOUBLE PROTECTION PRODUCING BOTH ANTIBODIES THAT FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19, FIGHT AGAINST THE VIRUS, AND T CELLS, WHICH ARE VIRUS KILLING WHITE BLOOD CELLS SO THIS IS A VERY ENCOURAGING SIGN AND IT IS ALLOWING THE RESEARCHERS AT THE SCIENTISTS TO PUSH AHEAD THE INITIAL RESULTS WERE BASED ON A STUDY INVOLVING JUST OVER 1000 PEOPLE, HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS , BUT WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT MEANS FOR OLDER PEOPLE, FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE

AND THAT WILL COME OUT AS THIS STUDY IS EXPANDED AND IT IS BEING EXPANDED FROM A THOUSAND IN THIS FIRST GROUP TO TENS OF THOUSANDS IN THE NEXT GROUP SO THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE, AN IMPORTANT STEP ROAD, NOT THE END OF THE JOURNEY, BUT CERTAINLY A KEY PART THAT WILL ALLOW THIS JOURNEY TO CONTINUE >>> OUR HOMES ARE TURNING INTO OUR OFFICES FOR A LOT OF US THANKS TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT JOE HAS A LOOK AT WHAT THAT MEANS FOR MOTHERS AND HOW THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING WORK/LIFE BALANCE TO A COMPLETELY NEW LEVEL >> Reporter: FOR MOMS, WORK LIFE BALANCE IS ALREADY A HIGH WHITE TRUCK

NOW IN THE PANDEMIC, SO MANY OTHERS SAY ANY SEMBLANCE OF THAT IS OUT THE WINDOW I HAVE TO BE A TEACHER MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING >> Reporter: CHRISTINE IS THE PRESIDENT OF A LEAD AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK IN LOS ANGELES

SHE MANAGES SEVEN EMPLOYEES WHILE JUGGLING HER TWO KIDS AND HER ELDERLY FATHER >> I SET ASIDE A TIME WHERE I HAVE TO STOP AND SPEND TIME WITH MY KIDS BECAUSE I COULD LITERALLY WORK FROM 6:00 TO ON THE CLOCK AT NIGHT, NONSTOP WHILE HER HUSBAND HELPS WITH THE KIDS AND THEY BOTH WORK FROM HOME, THE KIDS COME TO MIND FIRST WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING THEY NEED HELP, THEY COME TO ME

THE WAIT MY HOUSEHOLD IS SET UP >> MANY SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE ANNOUNCING THEY ARE GOING ENTIRELY VIRTUAL THIS FALL, THE DESTRUCTION OF MANY WORKING PARENTS, ESPECIALLY MOM, IS GOING TO BECOME MORE IMPOSSIBLE FEDERAL DATA SHOWS WOMEN ARE LEAVING THE WORKFORCE FASTER THAN MEN IN THIS PANDEMIC ABOUT, THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WORKING DROPPED BY MORE THAN 2% TAKING A BREAK OR EVEN ADJUSTING YOUR HOURS CAN BE DEVASTATING FOR A WOMAN'S EARNING POWER

>> A LOT OF WOMEN, YOU KNOW, THEY WILL EVENTUALLY RE-ENTER THE WORKPLACE IF THEY LEAVE MOST WOMEN WILL BUT MANY OF THEM WILL NEVER REACH THE LEVELS IN THEIR CAREERS THAT THEY OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE REACHED IF THEY HAD NOT LEFT THE WORKPLACE IN THE FIRST PLACE >> Reporter: LAW PROFESSOR JONAH WILLIAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TELEPHONE HASTINGS SAYS MOTHERHOOD IS THE STRONGEST TRIGGER FOR GENDER BIAS

>> MOTHERS IN TRADITIONALLY MALE CAREERS WILL LEAVE THE WORKFORCE FOR EACH OF TIME, VERY, VERY OFTEN, THEY NEVER WILL TURN TO THOSE TRADITIONALLY MALE AND HIGH- PAYING CAREERS >> Reporter: THE PANDEMIC'S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON SINGLE MOTHERS AND MOTHERS OF COLOR IS EVEN WORSE >> THAT IS, DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF NONWHITE WOMEN WHO ARE SINGLE MOMS AND ESPECIALLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN >> ANOTHER PROBLEMATIC PIECE OF THE PUZZLE, OUTDATED INFLEXIBLE EXPECTATIONS OF MEN AT WORK

>> MAN ARE UNDER REALLY STRONG GENDER PRESSURES TO BE AN IDEAL WORKER AND NOT TO — HOW LITTLE GENDER ROLES, EXPECTATIONS HAS FOR MEN >> WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN FOR A MOM'S LONG-TERM EARNING POTENTIAL? HOW MUCH MONEY IS LEFT ON THE TABLE? >> A LOT LIFETIME REDUCTION IN INCOME FROM TAKING A CHUNK OF TIME OFF CAN BE 1% OF YOUR LIFETIME'S INCOME IT IS HUGE

>> Reporter: SO WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO MOMS WHO ARE IN THIS SITUATION, BALANCING THE CHILDCARE? >> IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT ALTHOUGH IT IS MORE DIFFICULT WHEN WE ARE FEELING DOWN TO FIGHT THOSE BATTLES, TO PUT THINGS UP MORE EQUALLY AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE DOING, NOT OUT OF YOUR OWN — IT IS TO ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN'S ECONOMIC FUTURE >>> SUMMER TEMPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TRIED TO REOPEN AND GIVE KIDS AND PARENTS A BREAK THIS SUMMER AND A LITTLE DOSE OF NORMALCY BUT COVID OUT

SO SHUTTING THEM DOWN NBC'S AMEDAUS CAUGHT UP WITH A FAMILY THAT ACTUALLY HAD TO GO BACK AND PICK UP THEIR CAMPERS >> FIVE DAYS LATER, WE GOT AN EMAIL THAT SAID PLEASE COME PICK UP YOUR CAMPERS THERE HAVE BEEN SOME POSITIVE CASES AND THEY WERE ENDING THE CAMP EARLY >> Reporter: WELL, THE CAMP, SPORTS CAMP

PANTS INITIALLY FELT COMFORTED THAT THE CAMP PROVIDED ENOUGH MATERIALS, SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN SAFE AMID TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC WHEN PARENT, KAREN, IN ALLEN, TEXAS, TOLD ME SHE FELT COACHABLE SETTING HER DAUGHTERS THEN HER DAUGHTER WAS SENT HOME AMID A COVERED EPIC PARENTS WERE NOTIFIED BY MASS EMAIL THAT THE CAMP WOULD BE SHUTTING DOWN THE SUBSEQUENT DAYS, THAT NUMBER JUMPED TO 82 CONFIRMED CASES

>> THEY ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOL SET FORTH BY THE STATE, GOVERNMENT, TRYING TO HELP OUR KIDS BE, YOU KNOW, AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE IT IS JUST PROVEN TO NOT BE — AND I THINK WE JUST NEED TO REASSESS WHAT IS GOING ON >> Reporter: STATE TO STATE, AND SOME SIMPLY CAN'T OPERATE THE CDC OFFERED SUGGESTIONS FOR SAFER CAMP OPERATIONS CHILDREN HAVE BEEN LARGELY EXPENSING THE WORST EFFECTS OF THE VIRUS THERE IS CONFLICTING EVIDENCE

THE PLAN TO OPEN OR CLOSE OVERNIGHT WAS A WRENCHING ONE FOR FAMILIES IT WAS AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION SURVEY FOUND THAT 50% OF PARENTS HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO KEEP KIDS ENGAGED THIS SUMMER PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS TOLD NBC NEWS NOW THEY HAVE SERIOUS CONCERNS OVER THE SAFETY OF CAMPS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE, WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO ENDURING QUESTIONS FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS IN THE FALL LET OTHERS, STILL OPEN THIS SUMMER, RECOMMENDING PRE-CAMP QUARANTINE, A FORM OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND SANITATION PRACTICES

DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND CUSTOM FACE COVERINGS BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLAN FOR A CLUSTER OTHER TEMPS OPENING AND SHUTTERING AFTER POSSIBLY CASES HAVE EMERGED EXPENSING COVID UP >> BUT THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY COMMUNICATION FROM THE CAMP

>> Reporter: MISSOURI HEALTH DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC NEWS IT IS NOT PLANNING TO SHUT DOWN ANY OF THE CAMPS PROBABLY THE SUMMER THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO WORK TO MONITOR THE SITUATION NBC NEWS WHICH OUT TO THEM MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEY HAVE YET TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON THE OUTBREAK >> IT IS A HARD TIME

IT HAS BECAUSE LIKE I STATED BEFORE, ONE THING MY CHILD LOOKS FORWARD TO HIS SUMMER CAMP IF I WERE ONE OF THE LATER TERMS, IF I WAS THIS UPCOMING TERM, I WOULD NOT ALLOW MY DAUGHTER TO GO, JUST SEEING AND KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW, IF WE WERE IN LATER TERMS, SHE WOULD BE VERY SAD BECAUSE SHE WOULD NOT BE GOING >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT'S A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO'S LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE," ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT

>> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED

IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, THAT I CAN TELL YOU AND THEY REALLY HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, NO PROBLEM A LOT OF PEOPLE IN JAIL THE NUMBER OF TESTERS

THESE PEOPLE ARE ANARCHISTS THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT HATE OUR COUNTRY WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET IT GO FORWARD I WILL TELL YOU WHAT, THE GOVERNOR AND THE MAYOR AND THE SENATORS OUT THERE, THEY ARE AFRAID OF THESE PEOPLE THAT IS THE REASON THEY DON'T WANT US TO HELP THEM

THEY ARE AFRAID >> THAT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY DEFENDING THE USE OF FEDERAL AGENTS IN PORTLAND AFTER ANOTHER NIGHT OF PROTESTS THE CITY HAS NOW SEEN 53 STRAIGHT DAYS OF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE AND MORE RACIAL JUSTICE THE PRESIDENT SENT FEDERAL OFFICERS THERE TO FOR MONUMENTS AND BUILDINGS

THEY SAY THE AGENTS ARE ONLY MAKING THINGS WORSE NBC NEWS REPORTER MORRA BEARED RIGHT NOW HELLO, THERE, MORRA SO FIRST, CAN YOU TELL US ON THE GROUND, WHAT ARE THESE DEMONSTRATION IS LIKE? HAS ANYTHING ACTUALLY CHANGE SINCE THE FEDERAL AGENTS ARRIVED? >> HEY, SAVANNAH IT IS ALMOST TWO MONTHS OF NONSTOP PROTESTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON HERE IN PORTLAND

THE FEDERAL BUILDING IS RIGHT HERE BUT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS BEHIND THE THERE'S WHERE PEOPLE ARE AGGREGATING HERE DURING THE DAY NOT AND ANARCHIST FEELING YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT TALK ABOUT UNTIL IT IS VERY MUCH LIKE THIS KIND OF

A DOZEN PROTESTERS WALKING THROUGH EARLIER TODAY, VERY PEACEFUL EVERYONE IS OVER HERE REALLY IN THE PARK CONGREGATING, ALSO VERY PEACEFUL BUT THE PROBLEM IS, NIGHT AND WHEN THE FEDERAL OFFICIALS CAME IN WITHIN THE LAST WEEK OR SO, TENSIONS HAVE RISEN THE MAYOR SAYS THAT THE PROTESTS HAVE LARGELY BEGAN BEFORE THE FEDERAL OFFICIALS CAME IN

PEOPLE HERE ON THE GROUND SAY THAT THAT IS ACCURATE IT HAS GROWN OVERNIGHT MORE VIOLENCE POLICE USING TEAR GAS TO DISSIPATE THE CROWDS AND A LOT MORE VIOLENCE TO BE THE SCENE

THE PAST COUPLE OF NIGHTS AND SO WHEN YOU TALK TO THE PRESIDENT, TALKS ABOUT SETTING MORE FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WORRIED THAT THERE TO SEE THAT INCREASE IN VIOLENCE SENATOR WYDEN, THE CENTER HERE IN OREGON, TALKED ON MSNBC TALKING HIS CONCERN TAKE LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID TODAY

>> I WISH THE PRESIDENT WAS OUT ATTACKING THE CORONAVIRUS RATHER THAN ATTACKING OUR CITIES IF YOU LOOK AT THE APPROACH OF THE CORONAVIRUS, IT IS BASICALLY HANDS OFF THE CITIES AND THE LOCALITIES, THEY ARE JUST ALL ON THEIR OWN BUT WHEN IT COMES TO BLACK LIVES MATTER, HE IS JUST ALL HANDS ON SPENDING HIS PEARLAND PRAYER MELODY SQUATS OUT THERE TO GO AFTER PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

>> A LOT OF LOCAL OFFICIALS HERE IN THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL ARE VERY FRUSTRATED WITH HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS DEALT WITH THIS I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU ACTUALLY, MOVING SOME FENCING THAT WAS PUT UP HERE IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS THAT FENCING WAS VERTICAL AND ALL AROUND THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE HERE THAT THEY HAVE — KNOCKED OVER ARRIVED

ACTUALLY PEOPLE WERE TAKING THEM DOWN AND ANOTHER MOVING THEM REFUSING OF THE FEDERAL AGENCY HERE ON SAID TO SEEING WHAT HAPPENS AS THESE TENSIONS ROSE OF THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, SAVANNAH >> ABSOLUTELY AND MAR-A, THANKS FOR BEING GREAT

YOU MENTIONED THE STATE OFFICIALS ARE FRUSTRATED BUT EVEN MORE THAN THAT, THEY ARE SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHAT IS THAT LAWSUIT SAYING? >> RIGHT, SAVANNAH, SO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HERE IN OREGON IS FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST SEVERAL FEDERAL AGENCIES THING THAT BASICALLY, THE FEDERAL OFFICERS — EXCUSE ME, LET ME MOVE OUT OF THE WAY HERE >> TAKE YOUR TIME >> THEY ARE SAYING THAT THESE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR PROBABLE CAUSE SO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HERE IS ACTUALLY SPEAKING ALSO OVER RESTRAINING ORDER THAT WAS PREVENTING THE FEDERAL OFFICIALS FROM ARRESTING OREGONIANS

LET ME JUST PULL UP EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID BASICALLY SAID THAT THEY'VE BEEN ENGAGING IN UNLAWFUL ON DIVORCEMENT AND VIOLATIONS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF OREGONIANS BY SEIZING AND DETAINING THEM WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE AND SO WHEN SHE HEARD THE PRESIDENT SAYING THAT OFFICIALS HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB IN MAINTAINING EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON SHE SAYS THAT IS NOT THERE SHE IS OUR JUST PUT OUT A TWEET AND SAID, STRICTLY TO THE PRESIDENT, MR

PRESIDENT, YOU'RE GETTING BAD — FROM YOUR PEOPLE IF YOU THINK THINGS HAVE GONE WELL HERE IN PORTLAND THE PRESENCE OF YOUR FEDERAL AGENTS HAS MADE THINGS SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE INCLUDING CAUSING THE GREATEST INJURIES SO FAR THANKS BUT NO THANKS LIKE WE HAVE BEEN TALK ABOUT, TENSIONS GOING ON OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS AND SO IT SEEMS LIKE PROTESTERS ARE TALKING TO US, THEY ARE SAYING THINGS WOULD HAVE DISSIPATED AND GOTTEN BETTER IF FEDERAL OFFICIALS HAD NOT BEEN HERE AT ALL

>> AND WHAT YOU THINK GOING FORWARD, MARA? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE SAME PEOPLE? DO THEY HAVE ANY PLANS OF STOPPING? >> SO SAVANNAH, BASED ON MY CONVERSATION HERE ON SATURDAY NIGHT, THERE WERE A COUPLE THOUSAND PEOPLE, EVEN MORE MORE VIOLENCE ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND SO, THERE COULD BE A LARGE PRESENCE HERE TONIGHT AS WELL AND WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING THAT AS THE AFTERNOON AND THE EVENING GOES ON

SO BASICALLY, IT SEEMS LIKE AS LONG AS THERE ARE FEDERAL OFFICIALS HERE PUSHING BACK AGAINST LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND THERE IT REALLY IS COMMUNICATION OF WHERE WE ARE IN THE PORTLAND POLICE AND IS FATAL OFFICIALS THAT THIS TENSION COULD CONTINUE SAVANNAH? >> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MAURA AND AGAIN, I KNOW YOU ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ALL THAT WE WILL SEE YOU SOON >> THANKS

>> GUN VIOLENCE ERUPTED ACROSS CHICAGO OF THE WEEKEND WITH MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE SHOT AND AT LEAST 12 KILLED NBC NEWS REPORTER SHAQUILLE SPOKE WITH A YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS ONCE A VICTIM OF THE VIOLENCE AND WE WANT TO WARN YOU, SOME OF THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING >> SOME OF THE BEST TO BE AROUND >> Reporter: A DAY SHE WOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO FORGET >> ALL LOOKED UP

MY FRIEND WAS LOOKING LIKE, HE GOT SHOT HE IS SHOT >> Reporter: MAY 31st, CHICAGO'S MOST VIOLENT DAY IN 50 YEARS AGO AT LEAST 48 PEOPLE SHOT, 18 KILLED NOT INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL TEMPERATURE 18-YEAR-OLD TEAUN IT LOST IN

AFTER IT SOCIALLY DISTANT GRADUATION CEREMONY, TIANA AND HER FRIENDS EXITED A STAR AS THEY WAITED OUTSIDE IN LINE, A WHITE SUV PULLED UP AND SHUT >> EVERYBODY IS TALKING AND FOR ONE SECOND, I AM LOOKING AWAY AND THEN BOOM ON THE GROUND I HEARD SCREAMING I HEARD PEOPLE SAYING, SHOOTING

IN MY HEAD, — YES I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH ME >> Reporter: THE CALLED 911 THE BULLET HITTING AN ARTERY ABOVE HER ELBOW >> TWO MINUTES

I'M LIKE, THEY ARE NOT COMING >> IT WAS ONE OF 55,000 CALLS TO EMERGENCY OPERATORS THAT DAY CITIES THAT AVERAGES ABOUT — OFFICIALS SAY A 911 TRIED TO CALL BACK BUT WITHIN MINUTES, THEY WERE COMING SHE LEFT WITH HER MOTHER >> MY MOM HURT ME SCREAMING

MOM, I'M SHOCK LIKE WHERE ARE YOU? IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S KILLING IN MINNEAPOLIS, CITIES ACROSS THE NATION FACE MASSIVE PROTESTS AND WIDESPREAD LOOTING SHE SAYS ON THAT DAY, THOSE WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE KIOSK, FOR SURVIVAL >> I FELT THERE ARE SLOW DOWN

LIKE, MOM, WHY ARE YOU SLOWING DOWN AGAIN? I LOOKED UP I SEE ALL THE PEOPLE IN MY MOM'S WAYBIG THEY ARE KICKING — LIKE LAYING MY HEAD BACK >> Reporter: TIANA GREW UP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILIAR TO GUN VIOLENCE MASS SHOOTINGS ARE SURGING IN CITIES NATIONWIDE ALL GRAPPLING WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN SHOOTINGS

IN CHICAGO, WHILE OTHER CRIME IS DOWN, SHOOTINGS ARE UP 42% WHEN COMPARED TO LAST YEAR >> I KNOW HOW IT FEELS BEING NEGLECTED BY PEOPLE HOW DOES IT MAKE ME FEEL AND MAKES ME WANT TO DO SOME CHILDREN UNDERSTAND IT FEELS LIKE, MAYBE THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT THING

>> Reporter: CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC NEWS THAT NO SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY FOR THE SHOOTING AND THAT DETECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING DESPITE EARLY ACADEMIC STRUGGLES IN HIGH SCHOOL, TIANA GRADUATES WITH HONORS AFTER FINDING HER FOCUS THROUGH ACTIVISM AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE AND FOR THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO ROOT IT OUT >> MY NAME IS TIANA WE ARE OUT HERE MARCHING FOR PEACE

IT IS TIME TO STRIKE >> Reporter: EVEN AFTER WHAT HAPPENED TO HER, SHE DOES NOT THINK — >> WE NEED MORE ACTUAL HELP, LIKE, HOSPITALS AND MORE STORES OR BETTER SCHOOLS OR CENTERS, LIKE, YOU DON'T NEED POLICE >> Reporter: A PUSH TO RESTRUCTURE CITY BUDGETS GOVERNMENT DOLLARS FROM POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES BECOMING CENTRAL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

>> DEFUNDING OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WE ARE SORRY BUT NO ONE IS HERE TO TAKE YOUR CALL >> LIKE, NOW, WHAT HAPPENED WITH ME, PUT THAT MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE WHERE IT MATTERS >> WE'RE EXPERIENCE ROOTED IN THE NEAR FATAL COLLISION, SEEN NATIONALLY

>> WHEN PEOPLE HEAR MY NAME, I THEM TO TAKE ABOUT A NEIGHBORHOOD HERO I'M COMING TO SAVE MY HEARD WE ARE NOT GOING OUT LIKE THIS >>> TRIBUTES ARE POURING IN FOR CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JOHN LEWIS IN ATLANTICA PAYING THEIR RESPECTS AT A MURAL TURNED INTO A MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL

THE CAR ALSO CALLS TO RENAME THE BRIDGE IN SELMA, ALABAMA IN HIS HONOR CORRESPONDENT AND HOST OF THE PODCAST INTO AMERICA JOINS ME NOW TRYMAINE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME AND LET'S JUST HEAD RIGHT INTO THIS IN YOUR RECENT PODCAST, WHICH WAS INCREDIBLE, YOU SPOKE WITH COLLEGE MOMENT, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CONVERSATION

>> THAT IS RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME I SPOKE WITH DR BERNARD LAFAYETTE, WE FIRST MET JOHN LEWIS AT AMERICAN BAPTIST COLLEGE WHEN THEY WERE JUST TEENAGERS AND JOHN LEWIS WAS ALREADY A YEAR AHEAD OF HIM

WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION BOBBIDI HE LATER THAT MEANT WERE SO CLOSE THAT THEY SHARED CLOTHES AND TOOK WAS REALLY PROVED DR LAFAYETTE INTO PROTEST AND THEY GO ON TO TRY TO DESEGREGATE AS MUCH OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH TAKE A LISTEN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT DR

LAFAYETTE HAD TO SAY IT IS NOT THE FACT THAT HE WAS HIT OVER THE HEAD JOHN DOES NOT MOVE HE DOES NOT TRY TO ESCAPE

HE STOOD THERE EVEN AFTER THEY CRACKED HIM OVER THE HEAD THE WORD THAT YOU COULD DESCRIBE JOHN LEWIS IS HE HAD UNDESCRIBABLE THAT WAS HIS WAY OF RESPONDING IN A NONVIOLENT WAY TO SHOW THEM THAT HITTING HIM OVER THE HEAD WAS NOT A WAY TO STOP HIM >> DURING THOSE BLOODY DAYS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, e- CIG ABOUT BLOODY SUNDAY FROM SELMA TO MONTGOMERY, WHERE MEN LIKE DR BERNARD LAFAYETTE AND JOHN LEWIS RESISTED, ALL CALLING FOR EQUALITY, FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE, RIGHT TO ACCESS QUALITY EDUCATION AND PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, THESE MEN AND WOMEN PUSHED SO HARD AND AS MEANT LIKE DR

LAFAYETTE REMEMBER JOHN LEWIS, DO YOU REMEMBER SEVEN, AS YOU SAID, RESISTED, RESISTED, RESISTED >> ABSOLUTELY AND I KNOW YOU GOT SO MANY POWERFUL SET OF ANTIDOTES LIKE THAT WHAT IS THAT SAY ABOUT THEIR MOTIVATION TO KEEP FIGHTING? >> YOU KNOW, JOHN LEWIS SO OFTEN SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, HE LEFT AMERICA SO MUCH, HE WANTED TO BE CHANGE AND THAT IS WHAT RESONATED MOST WITH ME

THERE WERE MEN AND WOMEN PUSHING TO THE MAKE AMERICA THE BEST VERSION OF ITSELF THAT IT COULD BE WE KNOW ITS WORST DAYS, WHAT AMERICA COULD BE AND SO MANY FREEDOM FIGHTERS, FREEDOM FIGHTERS SAW WHAT AMERICA COULD BE, ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE AND THEY PUSHED AND PUSHED AND HE WANTED TO SEE THOSE DREAMS REALIZED TO SOME DEGREE, SOME OF THE GAINS MADE DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA, TALK ABOUT MAYBE TWO DECADES OF PUSHING AND PUSHING, RESULTED IN GREAT GAINS, BUT THERE'S STILL SO MUCH PROGRESS THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE THEY WANT TO SEE SOME OF THAT RELIES

>> SPEAKING OF PROJECTS THAT STILL NEED TO BE MADE, LET'S GO BIG PICTURE, TRYMAINE, WHAT LEGACY DOES IT JOHN LEWIS LEAVE BEHIND FOR ACTIVISTS FIGHTING RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT STILL PERSISTS TODAY? WHAT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE ERA OF JOHN LEWIS, IN HIS HEYDAY, DURING THAT MOVEMENT, THAT HE WOULD NOT BE OUT AND HE WOULD NOT BE BROKEN, HE NEVER GETS UP HE GETS NOT DONE, AND HE WILL GET BACK UP AND I ASKED DR LAFAYETTE THE SAME THING, WHAT IS THE BIG MESSAGE? WHAT ADVICE OR WHAT IS THE MEMORY THAT YOUNG ACTIVISTS SHOULD HOLD ONTO THE? IT WAS THAT HE PERSISTED, THAT HE NEVER GAVE UP

EVEN AGAINST GREAT VIOLENCE LET'S NOT FORGET THERE WAS VIOLENCE AROUND EVERY CORNER, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TOWARDS PROGRESS BUT THERE WAS A VIOLENCE THAT MESSAGE IT'S FOR THOSE YOUNGER ACTIVISTS, THOSE YOUNGER FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO ALSO WANT TO BE THE AMERICA GREAT VERSION OF ITSELF THAT IT CAN BE AND KEEP PUSHING AND THAT IS THE WAY TO BE >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, TRYMAINE

AND AGAIN, WHAT AN AMAZING EPISODE YOU CAN HEAR MORE OF ALL THE CONVERSATION AND MORE ON HIS PODCAST THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME TODAY >> THANK YOU >>> HAPPY EVERYONE

I'M SAVANNAH SELLERS YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW AND THUS GO TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT AND MY FRIEND, JOE FRYER HE IS FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM

JOE, WHAT DO YOU GOT FOR US, AND HAPPY MONDAY? >> HAPPY MONDAY HEY, SAVANNAH, WE START WITH HOPEFULNESS OUT OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY IN A STUDY SAYS A POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IS SAFE AND SHOWS SIGNS OF AN IMMUNE RESPONSE ACCORDING TO CLINICAL TRIALS, PUBLISHED EARLIER TODAY, THE VACCINE CREATES ANTIBODIES IN "T" SELF, WHICH FIND AND ATTACK VIRUS CELLS RESEARCHERS SAY IT IS ON PACE TO BE READY BY INCLUDES CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE U

S >>> THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS AT HOME US REPORTED 200,000 NEW CASES OVER THE WEEKEND PUSHING THE TOTAL CLOSER TO 4 MILLION SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC

AS INFECTIONS SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL BRING BACK REGULAR CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS >> WE HAVE HAD THIS BIG FLARE UP IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OTHER PLACES I THINK WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS I WILL GET INVOLVED AND WE'LL START DOING BRIEFINGS WHETHER IT IS THIS AFTERNOON OR TOMORROW PROBABLY TOMORROW I WILL DO BRIEFINGS

>> THE PRESIDENT MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS GOP LEADERS WERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISCUSS CORONAVIRUS RELIEF CONGRESS ONLY HAS A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO PASS ANOTHER AID PACKAGE BEFORE GOING ON SUMMER RECESS >>> NEW YORK CITY ENTERS PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING PLAN TODAY THAT MEANS LOW RISK OUTDOOR VENUES LIKE ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS CAN REOPEN ALONG WITH PRO SPORTS WITHOUT FANS THIS MORNING, GOVERNOR CUOMO THREATENED TO ROLL BACK THE CITY'S REOPENING IF BARS AND RESTAURANTS DON'T PLAY BY THE RULES

>> BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE THE PROBLEM IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE IT'S NOT JUST BARS AND RESTAURANTS YOU HAVE 700 PEOPLE IN SOME LOCATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND 700 PEOPLE DRINKING IN A PUBLIC PLACE VIOLATING THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW

I MEAN, GIVE ME A BREAK >> ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, LOS ANGELES MAYOR SAYS HIS CITY IS ON THE VERGE OF ANOTHER STAY-AT- HOME ORDER AND IN FLORIDA, THE NEW VIRUS EPICENTER, MIAMI BEACH IS UNDER AN 8:00 PM CURFEW IN THE BAHAMAS, PRION MINISTER IS INTRODUCING IN YOU MEASURES TO COMBAT THE CORONAVIRUS THAT INCLUDES BANNING MOST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

CANADA, UK, EUROPEAN UNION WILL BE ABLE TO SEND EMPTY COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO PICK UP VISITORS AND BRING THEM HOME PRIVATE YACHTS AND FLIGHTS CAN ENTER BUT BAHAMAS AIRLINE IS BANNED FROM FLYING TO THE US >>> SPEAKING OF TRAVEL, IF YOU ARE VISITING DISNECESSITY WORLD AND WANT TO EAT ONE OF THE FAMOUS TURKEY LEGS, HERE IS THE DEAL YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STAND WHILE YOU ARE DOING IT

DISNEYWORLD TIGHTENED RULES ON MASKS AFTER GUESTS WERE REMOVING FACE COVERINGS TO EAT AND DRINK WHILE WALKING AROUND THE PARKS NOW PARK GOERS CAN ONLY REMOVE FACE MASKS TO EAT AND DRINK WHILE STANDING STILL DISNEYWORLD UPDATED THE POLICY ON THE WEBSITE WITH THE NOTE THAT FACE MASKS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT NOW IS EATING A GIANT TURKEY LEG >> THOSE RULES ARE PRETTY FUNNY

YOU CAN EAT IT BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT MOVING >>> WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO TALK THIS OUT I NOTICE YOUR BACKGROUND CHANGES I WONDER IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MOMENT LAST WEEK ON THE TODAY SHOW WHERE YOU TRIED NOT TO WAKE ANYONE UP IN YOUR HOUSE YOU'VE GOT QUITE THE LOOK GOING ON THERE

>> THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO YOUR OWN LIVE SHOT AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING AND YOU DECIDE TO LET THE HOUSEHOLD SLEEP IN AND NO ONE HELP YOU DON'T REALLY SEE THE RETURN SHOT YOU GIVE YOURSELF PIRATE EARRINGS WHICH MANY, MANY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA NOTICED AND COMMENTED ON WE HAVE A NEW SETTING THERE ARE NO PIRATE EARRINGS NEAR ME

>> IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF IMPRESSIVE THAT YOU LINED IT UP THAT WAY FUNNY THANKS, JOE GOOD TO SEE YOU >> SOUND GOOD

CAN'T WAIT >>> SOUTH CAROLINA IS THE LATEST TO SEE A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES AND A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS NOW THE STATE'S GOVERNOR IS CLASHING WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS ABOUT REOPENING NEXT MONTH OUR NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN GREENVILLE WHICH IS THE STATE'S LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT BEFORE WE GET INTO SOME OF THE POLITICAL BACK AND FORTH, I KNOW YOU GOT AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PLAN FOR REOPENING

I THINK IT IS SOMETHING A LOT OF US ARE SUPER CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT IS THIS GOING TO LOOK LIKE WHEN THE STUDENTS ARE IN CLASSROOMS AND ON SCHOOL BUSES? TELL US WHAT YOU SAW >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT THERE IS A LOT BEING WORKED OUT AND THERE ARE HIGH STAKES IN THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA THIS SCHOOL BEHIND ME HAS TWO CLASSROOMS ON DISPLAY TO SHOW WHAT IN PERSON LEARNING WOULD LOOK LIKE WHEN AND IF STUDENTS CAN SAFELY RETURN TO THE BUILDING

YOU CAN SEE IN THE CLASSROOMS THE DESKS ARE SPREAD APART TYPICALLY AT THE SCHOOL, THERE IS A LOT OF COLLABORATION, TEAMWORK DESKS ARE CLUSTERED TOGETHER SO STUDENTS CAN WORK THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE POSSIBLE THE PRINCIPAL TELLS ME IT'S SAD TO SEE BUT THIS IS NECESSARY IF THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ELSE SHE TOLD ME ABOUT THE CHANGES >> WE NORMALLY IN SECONDARY CLASSROOMS HAVE 22 TO 24 STUDENTS WHEN WE USE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE CAN ONLY FIT 13 IMMEDIATELY, WE HAVE A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS THAT WE CAN SAFELY HAVE IN THE CLASSROOMS >> Reporter: WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE IS ALL THESE EXAMPLES, THIS IS JUST IF STUDENTS CAN ACTUALLY COME BACK THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL ACTUALLY BE STUDENTS IN THE DESKS COME AUGUST 24th, WHICH IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THAT IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED THE DISTRICT IS GOING TO RELEASE THEIR PLANS TOMORROW, BUT THEY SAY THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPT AS THINGS CHANGE RIGHT NOW CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN THE STATE AND IN THIS COUNTY, SAVANNAH

>> IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS YET TO BE DETERMINED BUT WE KNOW THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR HENRY McMASTER WANTS SCHOOLS TO REOPEN FOR IN PERSON CLASSES HOW ARE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS FEELING ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT THEY CAME OUT PRETTY STRONGLY AGAINST McMASTER'S CALL TO OPEN SCHOOLS IN PERSON FIVE DAYS A WEEK THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS, EVERY CHILD TO HAVE THE OPTION

PEOPLE HERE SAY IT'S NOT GOING TO BE PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE TO OFFER THAT TO EVERYONE, NOR IS IT NECESSARILY MEDICALLY ADVISABLE TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME THIS MORNING ABOUT HOW SHE PLANS TO HANDLE THAT >> I WILL BE APPROVING PLANS THAT BEST FIT THE NEEDS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SOME OF THOSE MAY BE OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK BUT I CERTAINLY WILL APPROVE THOSE THAT ARE NOT IF THEY PLAN A HYBRID SCHEDULE, I WILL APPROVE THE PLANS AS LONG AS THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS A COVERED AND THE SAFETY OF THE STAFF IS COVERED

I WILL NOT BE DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE GOVERNOR ASKED >> SHE EMPHASIZED THE DECISION ULTIMATELY LIES WITH HER SHE PLANS TO PROVE ANY OPTIONS THAT THE DISTRICTS DEEM NECESSARY COME AUGUST 24th >> ABSOLUTELY >>> LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, ONE OF THE BIG CONCERNS IS FOR PARENTS

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT SCHOOLS REOPENING, ABOUT THEIR KIDS BEING BACK IN THE CLASSROOMS IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS? >> Reporter: I TALKED TO PARENTS ALL ALONG THE SPECTRUM SOME ARE TERRIFIED OF THE VIRUS SOME ARE TERRIFIED OF THEIR KIDS FALLING BEHIND AND REALLY STRUGGLING WITH ONLINE CLASSES I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO TWO SINGLE MOMS I MET TODAY

BOTH SINGLE MOMS WORK FULL TIME JOBS AND BOTH HAVE THREE CHILDREN THEY ALSO HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND FOR THEIR KIDS TAKE A LISTEN >> I FEEL I WOULD BE SAFE SENDING THEM BACK ONCE WE KNEW HOW TO GET A BETTER HOLD OF IT, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO HAS IT, HOW TO AVOID IT, WHAT CAN WE DO TO STAY SAFE THERE ISN'T MUCH INFORMATION BESIDES WASHING HANDS, HAND SANITIZER, SIX FEET APART

>> A SENSE OF NORMALCY I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM IN SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK THAT IS MY HOPE THEY NEED CONSISTENCY THEY NEED THAT ONE ON ONE LEARNING

>> Reporter: THAT SECOND MOM, HER SON HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY AND SHE SAYS IT'S BEEN A DISASTER TO DO ONLINE LEARNING WITH HIM BRIDGET, THE FIRST MOTHER, IS CONCERNED ABOUT WIFI SHE'S HAD TO PURCHASE UPGRADED WIFI BECAUSE SHE'S GOT THREE KIDS STREAMING CLASSES ALL DAY IT'S TOUGH FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW

ALL THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS SAY THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, EVERYONE WANTS IT SEE KIDS BACK IN CLASSES BUT RIGHT NOW THE TOP PRIORITY IS SAFETY AND THAT IS REALLY HOW THEY HAVE TO MAKE THEIR DECISION SAVANNAH >> DASHA, SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC AND SO MUCH UNKNOWN, SO MANY QUESTIONS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COVERING THIS

I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE ROADS YOURSELF STAY SAFE, DASHA >> THANKS TAKE CARE >>> THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER IS MANDATING CUSTOMERS AND STAFF WEAR FACE COVERINGS

WALMART'S NEW POLICY WENT INTO EFFECT TODAY DESPITE MANDATES BY INDIVIDUAL STATES I AM JOINED NOW FROM DALLAS HEY THERE, MORGAN THESE MASKS HAVE BECOME VERY POLITICIZED HOW ARE PEOPLE REACTING TO THE NEW MASK REQUIREMENTS THERE?

>> Reporter: THEY CERTAINLY HAVE WE'VE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO A LOT OF THE PEOPLE GOING IN AND OUT OF THIS DALLAS WALMART BEHIND ME FOR THE MOST PART, PEOPLE ARE BEHIND THE MEASURE I THINK THAT'S PARTICULARLY BECOME MORE TRUE OVER THE PAST WEEKS AS WE HAVE SEEN COVID CASES IN TEXAS AND OTHER STATES CONTINUE TO RISE WITH THE STATES REOPENING WE KNOW THAT WALMART IS OPENING OR WALMART HAS MORE THAN A THIRD OF THEIR STORES CURRENTLY IN STATES WHERE THERE IS NO MASK MANDATE IN PLACE

AS FAR AS COMPLIANCE, THE COMPANY IS SAYING THEY'VE STATIONED EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCES AND THEY'RE CALLING THEM HEALTH AMBASSADORS THEY'RE REMINDING PEOPLE IF THEY GO INSIDE TO WALMART OR SAM'S CLUB, THEY NEED TO HAVE A MASK ON WE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO SEVERAL SHOPPERS TO GET THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW POLICY THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY HERE IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY >> IT'S JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO, YOU KNOW

SCHOOL IS GETTING READY TO START WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT SITUATION? WE NEED TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL TO START WITH, WEAR YOUR MASK >> INSTEAD OF GOING DOWN, WE GOING UP IT'S GOING UP

THE ONLY WAY WE GOING TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK GOING, WE GOT TO GET IT BACK DOWN >> Reporter: WALMART AND SAM'S CLUB IS NOT THE ONLY STORE DOING THIS KROGER, HOME DEPOT PLAN TO IMPLEMENT SIMILAR POLICIES TARGET HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE PUTTING A MASK POLICY IN PLACE FOR ALL STORES ON AUGUST 1st SAVANNAH

>> THAT WAS ONE SORT OF OPINION ON THE MATTER WE HAVE OF COURSE SEEN A LOT OF THE VIRAL VIDEOS OF PEOPLE GETTING INTO FIGHTS AND CONFRONTATIONS OVER THEM HAS THERE BEEN PUSH BACK TO THE NEW POLICY THAT YOU HAVE SEEN? >> Reporter: I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO ONE GENTLEMAN WHO SAYS HE HAD HIS MASK IN HIS HAND HE SAYS IF I HAVE TO PUT IT ON WHEN I WALK INSIDE, I WILL

BUT IT IS UNCOMFORTABLE AND ANNOYING HE PERSONALLY DIDN'T BELIEVE IN IT EVEN WHEN I SAID THE STUDIES ARE THERE, IF YOU WEAR THAT AND I WEAR THAT, IT CAN HELP KEEP ALL OF US SAFER I THINK THERE IS A GROWING AMOUNT OF FRUSTRATION SIMPLY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN TEXAS, WHENEVER THE STATE REOPENED, THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE MORE OR LESS OUT THE WOODS SINCE THEN REALLY IN MAY WHEN THE STATE STARTED TO OPEN BACK UP, WE HAVE SEEN THOSE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB JULY HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY ROUGH AND ABOUT 4,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS FROM COVID-19

20% OF THAT NUMBER JUST TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK IT'S BECOMING A MORE DIRE SITUATION HERE, WHICH I THINK WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUY IN IN THE SAME BREATH, YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE A HANDFUL OF FOLKS THAT ARE FRUSTRATED WITH ANY NEW RULE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT SAVANNAH >>> LET'S SWITCH GEARS AND TALK ABOUT TEXAS GENERALLY SINCE THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM

I KNOW TEXAS HAS SEEN MORE THAN 10,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST FIVE DAYS WHAT IS BEING DONE TO SLOW THE SPREAD? >> Reporter: WE KNOW GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT BACK ON JULY 2nd MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ANY COUNTY THAT HAD AT LEAST 20 COVID- 19 CASES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE PEOPLE PUT ON A MASK WHEN THEY WENT INTO ANY ESTABLISHMENT THERE DEPENDING WHERE YOU ARE IN THE STATE, THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT TIERS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED INTO A RESTAURANT, THINGS OF THAT NATURE SO THERE IS A MASK POLICY FOR THE STATE THAT'S BEEN PUT INTO PLACE

OUTSIDE OF THAT, IT'S REALLY BEEN LEFT MORE UP TO A LOT OF THE CITIES IN TEXAS MAYORS FROM MAJOR URBAN AREAS SUCH AS HOUSTON, DALLAS, HAVE OPENLY VOICED THEIR DISPLEASURE WITH SOME OF THE GOVERNOR'S LEADERSHIP THEY FEEL LIKE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS SUPERCEDING THEIR OWN THAT THEIR HANDS ARE TIED WHEN IT COMES TO TRYING TO CONTAIN COVID- 19 I THINK WE ARE SEEING KIND OF A CONSEQUENCE OF THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT BUSINESSES NOW BEING THE ONES TO COME OUT TO BE PROACTIVE, TO PUT POLICIES IN PLACE, NOT WAITING ON ANY LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL AUTHORITY TO TELL THEM TO DO SO, PUTTING THE RULES OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY FEEL IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO AS FAR AS TEXAS GOES, IN DALLAS, WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT TODAY WILL MARK 17 DAYS IN A ROW OF AT LEAST 1,000 NEW CASES

DALLAS ISN'T EVEN ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS IN THE STATE TO THE SOUTH, WE KNOW IN HIDALGO COUNTY, A FEW MILES NORTH OF MEXICO, THERE ARE PEOPLE WAITING IN AMBULANCES OUTSIDE HOSPITALS BECAUSE THERE AREN'T OPEN BEDS THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE SEEN FEDERAL MEDICAL TEAMS BE DEPLOYED TO TRY TO ASSIST AND DO WHAT THEY CAN TO

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