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PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS WITH TEMPERATURES SITTING IN THE MID-70s PRETTY >>> "I♪ I'M A YOUNG BLACK MAN DOING ALL THAT I CAN ♪ >> THAT'S 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING HIS POWERFUL SONG TITLED "I JUST WANT TO LIVE" WRITTEN BY HIS MOTHER THE SONG GAINED VIRAL ATTENTION AND NOW HE HAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED A DEAL WITH WARNER RECORDS IT'S JUST IN TIME TO COMMEMORATE JUNETEENTH >>> FACEBOOK IS COMMITTING $200 MILLION TO SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THE FUNDING IS PART OF THE SOCIAL GIANTS PLEDGE TO BLACK SUPPLIERS IN THE U

S THE COMPANY SAID IT WILL EXPAND ITS FREE DIGITAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND GET 100,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BLACK STUDENTS >>> THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA ARE TAKING ACTION TO SUPPORT BLACK GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN THEIR NEW PLEDGE, THEY SAY THEY COMMIT TO BECOMING AN ANTIRACIST ORGANIZATION AND PARTNERING WITH EXPERTS TO SEEK RACIAL EQUALITY FOR EVERYONE THEY ARE ASKING THAT PEOPLE FIND THE PLEDGE AND JOIN THEIR MISSION TO EDUCATE OTHERS >>> IN THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF NIGHTLY NEWS KIDS EDITION, LE LESTER HOLT LOOKS AT THE MEANING BEHIND JUNETEENTH AND SOME ADVICE FOR THE NEXT CLASS >> HAVE FUN

BE NICE AND WORK HARD >> WE SHOULD ALL TAKE THAT ADVICE THE NEW EPISODE IS STREAMING NOW >> IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, YOU SHOULD IT'S REALLY GOOD >>> THE FIRST JEWEL OF HORSE RACING'S TRIPLE CROWN IS ON SATURDAY WITH THE RUNG OF THE BELMONT STAKES AND MIKE SETS THE SCENE FOR US >> THE FAMOUS SKYLINE OF NEW YORK CITY, A ONE OF A KIND VIEW, AND JUST ABOUT 50 MILES TO THE EAST ON LONG ISLAND, SITS BELMONT PARK TYPICALLY, FANS ARRIVE TO THE JEWEL OF AMERICAN HORSE RACING HOWEVER, THIS YEAR HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT TIP THE CALL SO THE TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL HAS A NEW STARTING LINE

THE GRAND STAND MAY BE EMPTY, BUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MORE THAN A CENTURY AND A HALF OF TRADITION STILL RESIDENATES THE COUNTRY'S FIRST CLASSIC SPORTING EVENT IN MONTHS 152nd BELMONT STAKE SATURDAY AT 2:45 EASTERN ON NBC >> IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT, BUT THE HORSES DON'T KNOW THAT, RIGHT? >> THEY ARE STILL THERE >> SOME SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY WE'LL TAKE IT

>>> THANK YOU FOR WATCHING "EARLY TODAY" >> BEFORE YOU GO, CHECK OUT THESE ADORABLE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LON DON ZOO OTTER PUPS >>> THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A HUGE RULING IN FAVOR OF KEEPING DACA IN PLACE BUT THE HIGH COURT, ALSO, LEFT PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY AGAIN >>> AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED AFTER THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SPEAKS OUT AS BOTH OFFICERS SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES

>> JUNETEENTH, 2020, MOST AMERICA WILL BE WAKING UP TO A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF WHY THIS DATE IS SO PRECIOUS TO MILLIONS, AND HOW THIS COULD BE THE NEXT NATIONAL HOLIDAY FROM COAST TO COAST "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE ENDING YOUR WORK WEEK WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, KNOWN AS DREAMERS, ARE LIKELY FEELING SOME RELIEF TODAY AFTER THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERED A VERY IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR THEM

THE COURT HAS BLOCKED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SHUTTING DOWN A PROGRAM THAT HAS SHIELDED THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN, FROM DEPORTATION BUT THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY AGAIN NBC'S PETE WILLIAMS HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: IT'S THE SECOND SURPRISING RULING THIS WEEK FROM A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT A BIG BLOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND A HUGE VICTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DACA PROGRAM >> IT WAS JUST A ENORMOUS RELIEF, TO TRULY JUST, YOU KNOW, SHUT DOWN ALL OF THIS CONFUSION AND — AND WORRY, HONESTLY >> YOU CAN COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHED DACA, DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILD HLD ARRIVALS, IN 2012, WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER SINCE THEN, 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE, PHONKNOWN AS DREAMERS, BROUGHT TO THE US BY THEIR PARENTS, HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STAY AND GET JOBS INSTEAD, HIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ORDERED IT ENDED BY A VOTE OF 5-4, WITH CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS JOINING THE COURT'S FOUR LIBERALS, THE COURT SAID THAT WAS TOO MUCH OF A SHORTCUT ROBERTS WROTE THE OPINION, SAYING THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PROPERLY EVALUATE, AS FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES, HOW ENDING DACA WOULD AFFECT THOSE WHO RELIED ON IT TO STAY HERE AND GET JOBS IN DISSENT, JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS CALLED IT AN EFFORT TO AVOID A POLITICALLY CONTROVERSIAL BUT LEGALLY CORRECT DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE DECISION TWEETING THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS COMING OUT OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS OR CONSERVATIVES AMONG THE STRONGEST REPORTERS, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, RELYING ON THEM TO FIGHT COVID-19, LIKE JAVIER CASTRO, A NURSE IN HOUSTON

>> IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM LOGICAL OR FAIR TO TAKE US OUT OF CIRCULATION, WHILE WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING SO MUCH FOR THIS COUNTRY, SINCE DACA WAS IMPLEMENTED >> PETE WILLIAMS REPORTING NO WORD YET ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL TRY TO SHUT DOWN DACA AGAIN BUT IF HE DID, THAT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY LEAD TO MORE COURT FIGHTS >> IN ATLANTA, THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS TURN THEMSELVES IN THIS, AS SHORTAGES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTER A SECOND DAY

OUR DAN SHENEMAN HAS MORE >> FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, GARRETT ROLFE, AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN, TURNED THEMSELVES INTO AUTHORITIES BOTH, CHARGED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >> TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> DEVIN BROSNAN, CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

>> I FELT LIKE HE SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE WHO POTENTIALLY NEEDED MY HELP AND I WAS REALLY JUST THERE TO SEE WHAT I COULD DO FOR HIM, MAKE SURE THAT HE WAS SAFE >> GARRETT ROLFE, ACCUSED OF FELONY MURDER HE SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS, TWICE, IN THE BACK ROLFE'S ATTORNEY INSISTS THE ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS, QUIETLY, PROTESTING THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY'RE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER-THAN-USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS, BUT DISMISS THE SUGGESTION MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB

>> THEY'RE — THEY'RE FRUSTRATED THEY — THEY BELIEVE THAT THE — THAT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE DOESN'T RESPECT THEM THEY'VE BEEN BETRAYED THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE THEIR BACK, AND THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY >> MICHAEL PERKINS AND HIS FRIEND MELVIN EDWARDS WITNESSED THE FIGHT BETWEEN BROOKS AND THE OFFICERS >> SOMEBODY LOVE HIM LIKE, REGARDLESS HOW THE OFFICERS FELT ABOUT HIM OR WHATEVER, HE WAS A MAN >> THE FUNERAL FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS IS TUESDAY

DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> TROUBLING NEW SIGNS THIS MORNING, THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 THE VIRUS IS NOW EXPLODING IN TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHER STATES, AS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY REOPENS AFTER MONTHS OF QUARANTINE NBC'S SAM BROCK HAS MORE FROM MIAMI >> Reporter: IT'S A TALE OF TWO REGIONS >> IT'S EXCITING BECAUSE I KNOW WE ALL WANT TO GET BACK TO — TO REGULAR LIFE >> Reporter: NEW YORK FINALLY GETTING THE ALL CLEAR TO OPEN UP OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL, AND PLAYGROUNDS >> WE'VE GONE FROM THE WORST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY, TO THE BEST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY

>> WHILE A THOUSAND MILES TO THE SOUTH, THE SUNSHINE STATE JUST BARRELED PAST ITS HIGH-WATER MARK, CONFIRMING 3,200 NEW COVID CASES IN ONE DAY >> I THINK THERE'S HIGH RISK OF SPREAD I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE SOUTH, SOUTHWEST, FLORIDA >> CROWDED RESTAURANTS AND VIRTUALLY NO MASKS, COMING AS NEW MODELS PINPOINT FLORIDA AS THE NATION'S NEXT LARGE EPICENTER OF TRANSMISSION >> DO YOU THINK IT'S PREMATURE FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE TO BE GOING TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS? >> NO, NOT REALLY, I THINK IT WAS FOOLISH >> THE STATE'S GOVERNOR, RON DeSANTIS, SAYS NO ROLLBACKS ARE NEEDED ATTRIBUTING MORE TESTING TO DRIVING THE SPIKE

>> NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR NOW CONSIDERING A 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON VISITING FLORIDIANS, AS M MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS HAVE SEEN A 17% JUMP IN A WEEK >> THE HEALTHCARE STRAIN IN TEXAS IS MORE TROUBLING A 95% INCREASE IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS, JUST SINCE MEMORIAL DAY IN OHIO, NEW CASES HIT THE HIGHEST MARK IN NEARLY A MONTH THE GOVERNOR THERE, NOW REDEPLOYING THE NATIONAL GUARD WHILE, IN CALIFORNIA, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM JUST ISSUED A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS, IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS BUT AMID SIGNS OF DISTRESS, A SURGE OF SOMETHING NEW HOPE THE MAYO CLINIC AND MICHIGAN STATE REVIEWED 20,000 PLASMA TRANSFUSIONS, AND HAVE DEEMED THEM COMPLETELY SAFE ALLOWING THE FOCUS, NOW, TO SHIFT TO WHETHER THAT SAME TREATMENT CAN SAVE LIVES SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >>> NOW, TO THE FEAR THAT THE CORONAVIRUS HAS NOT STOPPED PEOPLE FROM GATHERING IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA THE LINES KEEP GROWING OUTSIDE THE ARENA WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PLANNING TO HOLD A MASSIVE RALLY TOMORROW BUT, ON THE EVE OF THAT EVENT, THE WHITE HOUSE IS FOCUSED ON A BATTLE OVER A NEW BOOK NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRING BACK AT JOHN BOLTON, BLASTING HIS NEW BOOK AS MADE-UP LIES AND FAKE STORIES THAT HE SAID ALL GOOD ABOUT ME, IN PRINT, UNTIL THE DAY I FIRED HIM

A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL IT COMES AS BOLTON, WHO SAYS HE RESIGNED, DELIVERS MORE STRINGING ACCUSATIONS ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE COMPETENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY GUIDING PRINCIPLE, THAT I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN, OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S RE-ELECTION >> BOLTON WRITES PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA, WHICH HE HOPED COULD HELP HIS RE-ELECTION, THAT HE TOLD PRESIDENT XI HE'D SUPPORT CHINA'S CONTROVERSIAL PRISON CAMPS FOR MINORITY MUSLIMS THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT, AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AIDE >> ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE

>> BOLTON, ALSO, SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY THAT HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY AID TO UKRAINE, UNTIL ALL THE RUSSIA MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD BEEN TURNED OVER THAT WAS THE CENTRAL ARGUMENT IN HOUSE DEMOCRATS' IMPEACHMENT CASE BUT BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA AND IN HIS BOOK, BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION BEYOND UKRAINE >> THIS IS CALLED A CON IT'S REALLY A SAD THING BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE, THAT'S CLEAR >> ALSO, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING HIS MOST EXTENSIVE COMMENTS ABOUT RACISM IN AMERICA, SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THERE IS NOT SUCH SYSTEMIC RACISM UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE REAL WORLD, THERE IS SOME WHATEVER I COULD DO TO REDUCE THAT OR GET RID OF IT, I'D BE VERY HAPPY WITH ADDING, I WOULD ALSO SAY IT'S VERY SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN IT USED TO BE AND ON THE RETURN OF HIS CAMPAIGN RALLIES THIS SATURDAY IN OKLAHOMA, THE PRESIDENT PUSHED BACK AFTER CRITICISM HE SCHEDULED IT FOR JUNETEENTH, THE DAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS I DID SOMETHING GOOD I MADE JUNETEENTH VERY FAMOUS IT'S ACTUALLY AN IMPORTANT EVENT IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD OF IT THE PRESIDENT SAID, AFTER THE BACKLASH, HE LEARNED THE MEANING OF JUNETEENTH FROM A BLACK SECRET SERVICE AGENT FRANCES >> PETER, THANK YOU >>> OVERNIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO RELEASED A STATEMENT

HE SAYS THAT, BASED ON THE EXERTS HE'S SEEN, BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES AND HE CALLS THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A TRAITOR >> THIS MORNING, ARIZONA CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH DEVASTATING WILDFIRES BURNING THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES THE BUSH FIRE, WHICH BEGAN BURNING SIX DAYS AGO NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX, HAS SCORCHED MORE THAN 114,000 ACRES WITH ONLY 5% CONTAINED THE FIRE HAS BEEN FUELED BY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS INCREASE WINDS IT'S CURRENTLY THE LARGEST ACTIVE WILDFIRE IN THE COUNTRY >> BEEN WATCHING THAT THE LAST COUPLE DAYS LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER, AND SEE IF IT'S GOING TO HELP AT ALL, WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE CAN NOW SEE THAT BUSH FIRE FROM SPACE YOU CAN JUST SEE HOW LARGE IT IS IT CONTINUES TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS NORTHEAST ARIZONA AND UNFORTUNATELY, CONTINUES TO GROW DUE TO THE WINDS IT DID CALM DOWN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT ONLY 5 TO 10 MILES PER HOUR BUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS STILL VERY DRY CONDITIONS IN THAT AREA NOW, JUST TWO STATES AWAY, WE ARE WATCHING A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THAT WILL BE HEIGHTENED THIS AFTERNOON FOR A SMALL SECTION OF WESTERN TEXAS, THIS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ITS WAY ACROSS OKLAHOMA CITY, ALL THE WAY INTO LITTLE ROCK THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO A TON OF SUNSHINE TO START OFF YOUR DAY, FROM SALT LIKE ALL THE WAY TO THE DENVER AREA WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE CLOUD COVERAGE START TO PICK UP FOR OKLAHOMA CITY, DUE TO THOSE SEVERE STORMS

BUT TEMPERATURES STILL ABOVE AVERAGE WE'RE IN THE UPPER 80s, LOWER 90s ALSO, IT'S IT'S A BIG WEEKEND FATHER'S DAY WE'LL HAVE THAT FORECAST COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

>> THE NBA THEY ARE PLANNING TO USE SMART TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP PLAYERS SAFE WHEN THEIR SEASON RESUMES WHEN PLAYERS AND STAFF HEAD TO WALT DISNEY WORLD IN JULY TO RESTART THE SEASON, THEY WILL BE GIVEN A SMART RING IT CAN MEASURE BODY TEMPERATURE, RESPIRATORY FUNCTIONS, AS WELL >>> LEADING THE NEWS SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS IS PLANNING TO INTRODUCE A BILL THAT DECLARES JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HARRIS ANNOUNCED SHE IS MAKING THE PROPOSAL ALONG WITH DEMOCRATIC SENATORS CORY BOOKER, TINA SMITH, AND ED MARKY CELEBRATED ANNUALLY ON JUNE 19th, CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY >> AND AS WE CELEBRATE THE 155th ANNIVERSARY OF JUNETEENTH, HERE IS MORE ON THE HISTORIC LEGACY IT LEFT IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY >> JUNETEENTH CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AS AN INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR BLACK AMERICA >> WHEN THE CIVIL WAR CAME TO AN END, THERE WAS STILL SOME ENSLAVED PEOPLE WHO HAD NOT BEEN FREED FROM BONDAGE, AND PARTICULARLY IN TEXAS

SO JUNE 19th, 1865, A UNION GENERAL VISITED GAVLVESTON, TEXAS, AND READ THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION TO A GROUP OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE >> THESE PEOPLE MAY HAVE BEEN AWARE THAT THE WAR ENDED BUT THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SO HE DECIDE HE MUST READ THIS TO THEM AND HE HAS TO READ IT TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE LEGALLY ILLITERATE THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ARE INFORMED THAT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCLAMATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE OF THE UNITED STATES, ALL SLAVES ARE FREE THE WORD FREE, IT VIBRATES IT VIBRATES INTO THEIR EAR, INTO THEIR SOUL, INTO THEIR SPIRIT, LIKE NOTHING ELSE AND SO, THEY CRY, THEY JUMP FOR JOY

FREEDOM AND A YEAR LATER, JUNE 19th, 1866, THEY CELEBRATE THEIR EMANCIPATION DAY >> YOU MOSTLY SAW THOSE CELEBRATIONS, RECENTLY EMANCIPATED SLAVES, AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNION SOLDIERS BUT AS THE EMANCIPATION GENERATION FADED AWAY, IT BECAME ABOUT REFLECTING ON WHAT THE EXPERIENCE OF ENSLAVEMENT HAD BEEN, AND WHERE WE WANT TO GO INTO THE FUTURE >> JUNETEENTH BECAME LIKE THE FOURTH OF JULY IT BECAME THE BLACK HOLIDAY

AND IT SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY TO PLACES LIKE CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST COAST AND NORTH YOU BEGIN TO SEE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS, EVERYWHERE >> TEXAS, IN 1979, MADE JUNETEENTH A STATE HOLIDAY AND NOW, 47 STATES HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT >> WE, AS BLACK PEOPLE, HAVE BORNE THE BURDEN OF MOST OF WHAT IS HORRIBLE ABOUT THE COUNTRY BUT WE HAVE ALSO BEEN THE ONES TO TRY TO MAKE AMERICA LIVE IN THOSE DOCUMENTS DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD DO IN THE CONSTITUTION, WHAT YOU >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, WALT DISNEY WORLD HAS CANCELLED MICKEY'S NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY THIS YEAR, CITING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS GUESTS WHO ALREADY PURCHASED A TICKET WILL BE ABLE TO GET A REFUND >>> THE NEW HOME OF THE LAS VEGAS RAIDERS PASSED THE ALL-IMPORTANT FLUSH TEST CREWS FLUSHED OVER 1,400 TOILETS IN THE NEW ALLEGIANCE STADIUM, ALL AT THE SAME TIME, WITH NEARLY 300 SINKS RUNNING SIMULTANEOUSLY

>> 152nd BELMONT STAKE RUNS TOMORROW NORMALLY, THE LAST LEG OF THE TRIPLE CROWN THE BELMONT STAKES WILL BE THE FIRST THIS YEAR DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HORSES WILL BE ON THEIR MARKS AT 5:30 EASTERN, RIGHT HERE, ON NBC >> THE LAST SURVIVING SIBLING OF JOHN F KENNEDY HAS DIED SERVED AS US AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS ON HER LIFE AND LEGACY AND THE END OF AN ERA >> Reporter: SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY, THE EIGHTH OF NINE CHILDREN

AND IN A ROWDY, ATHLETIC FAMILY, RAISED TO BE TOUGH >> YOU SHOULD BE THINKING, ALL THE TIME, ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THIS COUNTRY NO WHINING IN THIS HOUSE THAT WAS VERY STRICT >> A MATCHMAKER, SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS JACKIE, TO JACK ETHYL, TO BOBBY

JOAN, HIS FIRST WIFE, TO TEDDY SHE MARRIED STEVEN SMITH, IN 1956, AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK, IN 1960 SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND RUFFLING DIPLOMATIC FEATHERS, BY TRAVELING TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND PERSUADING CLINTON TO LET JERRY ADAMS, THE HEAD OF THE IRA'S POLITICAL ARM, COME TO THE US

LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND YEARS LATER THE LAST OF HER SIBLINGS, JEAN KENNEDY SMIT >>> SUNDAY IS FATHER'S DAY AND WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO WISH ALL THE DADS, GRANDFATHERS, FATHER FIGURES, DADS TO BE, A VERY HAPPY ONE THIS WEEK ESPECIALLY, THOSE WHO DID SUCH A TERRIFIC JOB RAISING OUR TEAM MEMBERS HERE AT "EARLY TODAY" >> JANESSA'S BACK WITH YOUR FATHER'S DAY WEATHER BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF YOU GOT YOUR PLANS JANESSA, GOOD MORNING AGAIN >> GIVE YOUR DAD A DAY OFF EXCEPT MY DAD

HE'S WATCHING RIGHT NOW SO I KNOW HE'S GOING TO DEFINITELY BE BUSY, AND I HOPE FATHERS ARE GOING TO WANT TO BE OUTSIDE WE HAVE THE START OF SUMMER HAPPENING AT 5:44 PM, SATURDAY AFTERNOON HOT AND DRY FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

AND THEN, IF YOU'RE HEADED TO THE BELMONT STAKES, WE ARE SEEING TEMPERATURES WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, PARTLY SUNNY SKIES, >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, A VAS VASTLY GROWING LIST OF COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE OBSERVING JUNETEENTH FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES THIS YEAR JUNETEENTH, A BLEND OF THE WORDS JUNE AND NINETEENTH, CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE ALL STATE, BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, TWITTER, THE NFL, AND MANY MORE, ALL SAY THEY WILL OBSERVE JUNETEENTH TODAY WHILE SOME COMPANIES ARE OFFERING PAID TIME OFF, OTHERS, LIKE GM AND AMAZON, WILL COMMEMORATE THE DAY WITH LA LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE >> AS WE ALL KNOW BY NOW, FATHER'S DAY IS THIS WEEK AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SPLURGE ON A HIGH-TECH GIFT, NBC'S LIZ McLAUGHLIN SHOW US A GIFT

>> MAINTAINING THE LAWN IN THE SUMMER HEAT IS OFTEN A DREADED CHORE FOR HOMEOWNERS >> SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY, AND IT'S USUALLY DAD, IS GOING TO BE BACK THERE MOWING THE YARD AT LEAST EVERY WEEK, IF NOT MORE >> BUT, A ROBOT CAN DO THE JOB FOR YOU WORKS, THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE HIGHLY-RATED LAND DROID SAYS AUTONOMOUS MOWERS ARE GETTING MORE POPULAR >> WE ARE SEEING DEMAND STEADILY INCREASE, ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR

>> THERE ARE A VARIETY OF MODELS AVAILABLE, FROM MAKERS SUCH AS ROBO MOW ROBOT MOWERS ARE QUIET, BATTERY POWERED, AND FOR THE MOST PART, RUN AUTOMATICALLY, BASED ON A SCHEDULE YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE IN AN APP >> IT'S LIKE A ROOMBA FOR YOUR YARD >> BUT THEY'RE EXPENSIVE USUALLY, A THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE AND SOME SAY THE SETUP CAN BE A HEADACHE INSTEAD OF BUYING ONE, SOME ARE OPTING FOR A SERVICE LIKE MOW BOT, PROVIDING A NO-CONTACT ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL LANDSCAPING COMPANIES >> IF IT'S A ROBOT THAT LIVES AT THE PROPERTY, IT'S NEVER GOING TO BRING ON CONTAGIONS >> FOR A MONTHLY FEE, MOW BOT CAN SET UP AN AUTOMATIC SYSTEM AT YOUR HOUSE

>> AND YOU GOT SOMEONE WHO CAN REPAIR THEM AND SERVICE THEM, WHEN THERE ARE PROBLEMS >> CONVENIENCE THAT MIGHT BE WORTH THE SPLURGE FOR FATHER'S DAY >> WHAT DAD WOULDN'T LOVE THE GIFT OF NO MORE YARD WORK? >> WITH THE ROBOT MOWER YOU CAN SET AND FORGET LIZ McLAUGHLIN, NBC NEWS >> THAT IS THE COOLEST THING BUT HERE IS THE QUESTION CAN THEY MAKE THE PERFECT LAWN MOWER STRIPES OR CRISSCROSS? YOU KNOW, THE PATTERN? YEAH WILL THEY DO IT? THAT'S THE CHALLENGE >> THAT'S THE NEXT LEVEL THERE

>> SPEAKING OF FATHER'S DAY, IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET THAT, WE WANT TO GIVE A BIG SHOUTOUT TO ALL OUR DADS, GRANDFATHERS, AND FATHER FIGURES OUT THERE AND AS OUR OWN PERSONAL THANK YOU, LOOK HERE THE "EARLY TODAY" TEAM SHOWED PHOTOS OF THE SPECIAL MEN IN THEIR LIVES, WHO DID SUCH A GREAT JOB RAISING THEM AND THEIR LOVED ONES ESPECIALLY, IN THIS WORLD TODAY MAKE IT AN EXTRA SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY THANKS FOR WATCHING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND HAPPY >>> DREAMERS REJOICE AS THE SUPREME COURT REJECTS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO END DACA IN THE SECOND SURPRISING MAJOR DECISION FROM THE CONSERVATIVE-LEANING HIGH COURT THIS WEEK

>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO RISE, IN MANY PLACES, TULSA, OKLAHOMA, IS PREPARING FOR MASSIVE CROWDS, FOR A TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY >>> PLUS, NEW POLLS SHOWING JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD >> PLUS, WE'LL CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH BY HONORING THE RICH CULINARY HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THAT GOES BACK TO SLAVERY NBC FRIDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW THANKS FOR ENDING YOUR WORK WEEK WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

WE BEGIN WITH ANOTHER BIG DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT THAT COURT, HANDING DOWN A VICTORIOUS RULING FOR THE DREAMERS THOSE IMMIGRANTS, BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AS YOUNG CHILDREN BUT THEIR FUTURE IS STILL UNCERTAIN NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: ON THE STEPS OF THE SUPREME COURT, A LEAP FORWARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG IMMIGRANTS, KNOWN AS DREAMERS

>> THERE WERE — THERE WAS — AND RIGHT NOW SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE NOT AGAINST US FOR NOW >> CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS THE SWING VOTE IN A 5-4 DECISION THAT BLOCKS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SHUTTING DOWN THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM, ENACTED UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA DACA HAS ALLOWED NEARLY 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AS CHILDREN, TO AVOID DEPORTATION JESUS IS A PARAMEDIC WHO CAME TO THE US AT AGE SIX

>> I HAVE BEEN ON EDGE THE LAST FEW MONTHS, JUST KIND OF, YOU KNOW, WORRIED TO DEATH ON — ON WHAT THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT WAS GOING TO BE >> WHILE A WIN FOR DREAMERS, THE RULING LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO TRY, AGAIN, TO SHUT DACA DOWN, BY OFFERING A MORE DETAILED JUSTIFICATION >> UNTIL WE HAVE PERMANENT LEGISLATION THAT CAN SECURE OUR PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY, WE WILL ALWAYS BE WORRIED >> THE SENATE'S TOP DEMOCRAT SPEAKING TO DREAMERS OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT >> I AM CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL BECOME AMERICAN CITIZENS, SOMEDAY SOON

>> IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK THE CONSERVATIVE COURT HAS RULED AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, IN A MAJOR CASE FOLLOWING MONDAY'S DECISION PROTECTING LGBTQ WORKERS PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING, DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE ME? AND SAYING, QUOTE, THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS IN THE FACE OF CONSERVATIVES IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY THINK THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE HIM BUT HE IS HAVING A MAJOR IMPACT ON FEDERAL COURTS THE PRESIDENT IS ON TRACK HIS MAKE HIS 200th JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION NEXT WEEK THAT'S A NUMBER NOT SEEN IN AN ADMINISTRATION IN FOUR DECADES JUSTIN WALKER WAS CONFIRMED TO THE DC

COURT OF APPEALS THIS WEEK WALKER WILL LIKELY REMAIN ON THE BENCH FOR DECADES >> IN ATLANTA, THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS HAVE TURNED THEMSELVES IN THIS, AS SHORTAGES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTER A SECOND DAY OUR BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE LATEST >> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS MORNING, A FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER IS WAKING UP IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS

BUT THE LEADER OF THE POLICE UNION, HERE, IN ATLANTA TELLS ME THAT, FOR MANY OFFICERS ON THE FORCE, THOSE CHARGES RAILRWERE A BREAKING POINT >> THE MEN CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SURRENDERING TO OFFICIALS FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, GARRETT ROLFE, AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN >> I HAVE FULL FAITH IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> BROSNAN, CHARGED WITHIN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BREAKING HIS SILENCE, WITH HIS ATTORNEY, ON MSNBC, AFTER POSTING BAIL >> I THINK THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT, AND IT'S TOTALLY — TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT

>> BROSNAN'S LAWYER DENYING THAT HIS CLIENT FAILED TO PROVIDE FIRST AID AND STOOD ON BROOKS' SHOULDERS >> IT IS PREPOSTEROUS, AND IT IS NOT TRUE ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS LOOK AT THE VIDEO >> AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE, CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER, SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED >> I'M KIND OF GETTING TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS RUNNING AWAY MR

BROOKS WAS NOT RUNNING AWAY MR BROOKS TURNED AND OFFERED EXTREME VIOLENCE TOWARDS A UNIFORMED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER >> AROUND ATLANTA, AS THE CHARGES CAME DOWN, SOME OFFICERS WALKING OFF THE JOB, IN PROTEST OTHERS, GOING RADIO SILENT, ACCORDING TO A UNION LEADER

>> WE ARE NOT ANSWERING 911 CALLS RIGHT NOW DUE TO PERSONNEL ISSUES >> WERE THOSE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY AND I WOULD SAY NOT SOME, I WOULD SAY THE MARKJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA >> THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER-THAN-USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENY THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB ADDING, THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS LAST FRIDAY, TWO OF OFFICER ROLFE'S GUNSHOTS WENT INTO BROOKS' BACK A THIRD, HITTING THIS SUV, ACCORDING TO THE DA

THE PEOPLE INSIDE, VISITING FROM TENNESSEE >> WE COME TO ATLANTA TO TRY TO CONQUER DREAMS, NOT WITNESS TO MURDERS >> AND HEARING FROM BROOKS HIMSELF, IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW FROM FEBRUARY WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT, HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS RUN-INS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> IF YOU DO SOME THINGS THAT'S WRONG, YOU PAY YOUR DEBTS TO SOCIETY AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE THE SYSTEM COULD, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW, JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE

YOU KNOW, AND, YOU KNOW, NOT — NOT JUST DO US, AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS THAT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO CONVENE A GRAND JURY UNTIL SOMETIME IN OCTOBER PHILLIP >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT >> WITH A LITTLE OVER FOUR MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY, JOE BIDEN IS WIDENING HIS LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP

BUT ACCORDING TO A FOX NEWS POLL, FEAR MAY BE THE REASON BEHIND IT 63% OF BIDEN SUPPORTERS SAY FEAR THAT TRUMP MIGHT WIN IS BEHIND THEIR VOTE COMPARED TO 33% OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS SAYING THE SAME ABOUT BIDEN WHEN IT CAME TO ENTHUSIASM ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE, TRUMP SCORED HIGHER, AT 62%, VERSUS BIDEN'S 31% AND BREAKING JUST A FEW HOURS AGO ON MSNBC MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR PULLED OUT OF VP — AND CALLED ON BIDEN TO CHOOSE A WOMAN OF COLOR AS HIS RUNNING MATE >> CAMPAIGN IN TULSA TOMORROW NIGHT

AND MANY OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS ARE EAGER TO ATTEND THAT MASS GATHERING EVEN THOUGH OKLAHOMA IS ONE OF MANY STATES SEEING SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HERE IS NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY >> IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES COMES AS CROWDS LINE UP EARLY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS >> I'VE WANTED TO COME TO ONE ALL MY LIFE I'M 68 YEARS OLD AND HERE I AM

>> ROSY MATLOCK WILL BE CAMPING IN HER CHAIR UNTIL SATURDAY ONE OF THE 20,000 SUPPORTERS EXPECTED TO PACK BOK ARENA >> I'M AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE VIRUS AS I AM ABOUT EVERY YEARLY FLU >> BUT NEW NUMBERS SHOW A 100% SPIKE IN TULSA CASES, IN JUST THE PAST WEEK A STAT, COMMISSIONER KAREN KEITH SAYS, IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE

>> IF YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP IN FRONT OF YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU TELL HIM >> I WOULD BEG HIM AS THE NATIONAL LEADER TO CALL THIS OFF >> OFFERING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND MASKS BUT NO REQUIREMENT, JUST YET, TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM >> WE KNOW WHAT HIGH RISK MEANS BUT LARGELY, IT MEANS OLDER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY OLDER PEOPLE, SENIOR CITIZENS >> I AM CONCERNED

I REALLY AM BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK >> AND THIS MORNING, DUE TO THAT RECENT SPIKE IN COVID CASES, THE BOK CENTER HAS NOW FORMALLY REQUESTED THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE A WRITTEN PLAN, ON HOW THEY WANT TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE INSIDE THAT ARENA COME SATURDAY PHILLIP >> MORGAN, THANK YOU

>> WELL, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR THAT RALLY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS STILL BATTLING A BOOK FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO PUBLISH AN EXPLOSIVE TELL-ALL NEXT WEEK, DESPITE BEING HIT WITH LAWSUITS WE'RE JOINED, NOW, BY NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, BOLTON IS MAKING A LOT OF BOMBSHELL ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT >> AND NOW, HE'S SPEAKING OUT, PUBLICLY, IN AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THOSE ACCUSATIONS, FRANCES SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT PLACED HIS OWN RE-ELECTION OVER WHAT WAS GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY THAT HE USED OBSTRUCTION — OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WAS A WAY OF LIFE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT HE ASKED PERSONAL FAVORS OR DID PERSONAL FAVORS FOR DICTATORS THAT HE LIKED BOLTON, ALSO, SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS, STUNNINGLY, UNINFORMED >> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE COMPETENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB

THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY GUIDING PRINCIPLE, THAT I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN, OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S RE-ELECTION >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" THAT BOLTON IS A LIAR, WHO EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED AND HE TWEETED THAT HE WAS A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO WANTED TO GO TO WAR NOW, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING AN INJUNCTION TO KEEP THAT BOOK FROM HITTING STORE SHELVES THEY WANT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND BOLTON'S TEAM IS FIGHTING THAT ALSO, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, IN A STATEMENT, SAYS THAT BOLTON'S FINAL PUBLIC ROLE IS THAT OF A TRAITOR SO SOME SIGNIFICANT PUSHBACK FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AS THIS BOOK MAKES ITS WAY TO THE PUBLIC FRANCES

>> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> IN BROOKLYN, THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION AT A COFFEE SHOP OVER A BLACK LIVES MATTER SIGN CHECK IT OUT >> NO, I DON'T NEED TO LEAVE [ BLEEP ] >> YOU NEED TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE CHOOSING TO BE OFFENDED SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME HERE >> I'M NOT CHOOSING TO BE OFFENSIVE >> DO YOU SEE THIS [ BLEEP ]

>> I'M NOT A RACIST YES, YOU ARE >> THE MAN WAS PROTESTING THAT ALL LIVES MATTER THE OWNER OF THE COFFEE SHOP HAD TO END UP CLOSING THE STORE, JUST TO GET HIM TO LEAVE THEY SAY THIS WASN'T AN ISOLATED INCIDENT THEY SAY THEY STRONGLY STAND WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER >> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS KEEPING AN EYE ON TROUBLE SPOTS IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

YOU KNOW WHAT? JANESSA, HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE WITH JANESSA RIGHT NOW WE'LL CHECK BACK IN WITH HER IN A LITTLE BIT >> MAYBE WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT LAST THING WE SAW RIGHT NOW THE ALL LIVES MATTER WITH NO MASK ON SAYING THAT ALL LIVES MATTER I GUESS THE HEALTH CLEARLY DIDN'T MATTER >> I STARTED TO

AND THEN, I SAID, WE DON'T HATHT MUCH TIME I WANTED TO GIVE JANESSA SOME OF THE TIME TOO MUCH WOULD BE SPEWING OUT OF MY MOUTH >> HOPEFULLY, WE CAN GET JANESSA BACK TO TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER FATHER'S DAY OF COURSE >> STILL TO COME HERE, ACTRESS RAVEN SIMONE SURPRISED HER FANS WITH A VERY SPECIAL — OH, I'M HEARING HER >> LET'S POP HER UP IF WE GOT HER

HEY THERE SHE IS >> GOOD TO SEE YOU, JANESSA >> WE HAD A LITTLE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES BUT IT'S IMPORTANT I GIVE YOU THE WEATHER OKAY WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT ARIZONA, OUR SATELLITE COMPOSITE RADAR IS NOW PICKING UP THAT WILDFIRE THAT IS BREWING ACROSS NORTHEAST ARIZONA IT CONTINUES TO BREW AND JUST TWO STATES OVER, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THAT WILL CONTINUE TO REALLY BE ACROSS WEST TEXAS

WE'LL WATCH THAT THIS AFTERNOON WITH DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND FEW TORNADOS THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD COLORADO SPRINGS ALL THE WAY TO CHEYENNE, COOLER TEMPERATURES TODAY STILL IN THE LOWER 60s SO BELOW AVERAGE IN THAT AREA ALSO, GOING TO WATCH STORMS PICKING UP ACROSS FLORIDA, ALL THE WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT WE TALK ABOUT FATHER'S DAY I WILL HAVE THAT FORECAST, KMUG UP >> GLAD YOU POPPED UP

THANK YOU ACTRESS RAVEN SIMONE SURPRISED HER FANS WITH A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT DURING PRIDE MONTH SHE GOT MARRIED IN A PRIVATE WEDDING AND THE FORMER >>> JUNETEENTH RECOGNIZES THE DAY ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE WERE FINALLY FREED DURING SLAVERY, THEY PRESERVED AFRICAN TRADITION, BY COOKING WITH WHAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE >> YOUR FOODS OF ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE ARE SOME OF THE BEDROCKS OF SO-CALLED SOUL FOOD >> FROM HIS KITCHEN IN HARLEM, DONOVAN WOODLEY RUNS THE WEEKENDER

A MEAL SERVICE DELIVERING GOURMET SOUL FOOD >> YOU ARE MAKING EACH PLATE AND COOKING IT, AND THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, SERVING IT >> YEAH BRINGING IN THE TYPE OF FOOD THAT I MAKE, I THINK IS A GOOD SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AROUND ME TO FEEL THE THINGS THAT THEY FELT GROWING UP A REMINDER OF A HISTORY HE SAYS IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED

>> FROM WHEN WE WERE ENSLAVED FROM US MAKING FOOD FROM SCRAP, AND CREATING IT INTO SOMETHING THAT CAN BE TABLE WORTHY THAT'S A FEAT OF ITS OWN >> BLACK CHEFS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY LAST YEAR, ONLY 14% OF CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS WERE BLACK >> THE TIME HAS COME IT IS LONG PAST TIME TO BE CELEBRATED AND TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED >> FOR WOODLEY, HIS JUNETEENTH TAKEOUT BRUNCH IS A NECESSARY REMINDER

>> THAT PROCESS OF FEELING JOY AROUND PEOPLE THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, DURING THIS QUARANTINE, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WHOLE BUNC ♪ I'M A YOUNG BLACK MAN, DOING ALL THAT I CAN ♪ >> THAT'S 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING HIS POWERFUL SONG TITLED "I JUST WANT TO LIVE" WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY HIS MORGTHER THE SONG GAINED VIRAL ATTENTION, AND HE HAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED A DEAL WITH WARNER RECORD >> I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIS STAR RISE HIGHER AND HIGHER JAMIE FOXX IS SET TO STAR IN A BIO PIC ABOUT MIKE TYSON A YOUNG TYSON'S RISE TO BOXING STARDOM AND HIS TRANSGRESSIONS USED THE RING THE ACTOR WHO WON AS >>> LOOK AT THESE FACES AU ALL MORNING, WE ARE HONORING MANY OF THE DADS, STEPDAD, GRANDDADS, WE HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS DOING WELL AND STAYING SAFE DURING THIS INCREDLE YEAR OF 2020 ENJOY FATHER'S DAY ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY >> INCREDIBLE IS ONE WAY TO PUT IT, RIGHT? >> ALL THE ADJECTIVES WE CAN COME UP WITH JANESSA, HOW IS THE WEEKEND LOOKING? >> YOU KNOW, PRETTY FANTASTIC WEEKEND

IF YOU ARE GOING, I KNOW THE BELMONT STAKES, GOING TO BE LOOKING A LOT DIFFERENT THAT YEAR SO IF YOU ARE WATCHING THAT ON TE TELEVISION HERE ON N >>> OUR STAFF HERE AT "EARLY TODAY" WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK ALL THE FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, STEPDADS, AND FATHER FIGURES, WHO DID SUCH A STELLAR JOB RAISING US, ON BEHALF OF OUR NBC FAMILY, WE WANT TO WISH YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY THANK YOU WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH >> AS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES REOPEN, POPULAR VENUES LIKE BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, THEATERS, EVEN HOUSES OF WORSHIP THERE IS NEW CONCERN THAT THESE PLACES COULD BECOME HOTSPOTS FOR CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION, SO-CALLED SUPERSPREADERS NBC'S JOE FRYER HAS MORE >> THEY'RE CALLED SUPERSPREADERS LARGE, CLOSE GATHERINGS WHERE THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE, FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON, TO AN ENTIRE CROWD >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER

>> AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN OUT CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR, WITHOUT MASKS JUST DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING SICK AND SHE SAYS ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS >> TERRIFYING IT'S TRULY TERRIFYING JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHT

YOU THINK THAT YOU'RE JUST GOING TO GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE SICK >> ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT MAINLY TO SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON, WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS BECAUSE INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY RESEARCHERS SAY INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE RISKIEST VIRUS DROPLETS SPREADING, NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING BUT, ALSO, LOUD TALKING AND EVEN SINGING AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN WASHINGTON STATE BACK IN MARCH, MEMBERS SAY THEY USED HAND SANITIZER, AND REFRAINED FROM CLOSE CONTACT

STILL, 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME INFECTED, AND TWO DIED >> THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAT IT COULD HAVE GOTTEN SPREAD, EXCEPT AEROSOL, FROM US BREATHING IN AND OUT AND SINGING IT'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY >> THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN CHURCHES >> TAKING DEEP BREATHS AND YOU'RE LOUD AND PROPELLING WITH YOUR VOICE

IT TRAVELS FURTHER SAME THING WITH PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT THAT YOU'RE BLOWING INTO, LIKE SAXOPHONE OR CLARINET SO, LIKE, SCHOOL BAND RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT ARE OF CONCERN >> AND THE THRONGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK OUT AND SOCIALIZE, DARA SAYS YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> I THINK IT'S A LITTLE TOO SOON TO ASSUME THAT WE CAN GO OUT, AND WE CAN HANDLE THAT WITHOUT THERE BEING REPERCUSSIONS >> AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ALTS CONCERNED ABOUT OUTBREAKS FROM LARGE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, LIKE THOSE RECENT MASS PROTESTS WE SAW AND MARCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PEOPLE GETTING A LITTLE TOO COMFORTABLE >> CABIN FEVER WHEN THE WEATHER IS REALLY NICE OUT THERE, THAT'S YOUR NATURAL REACTION TO WANT TO BE OUT THERE

>> WE SEE IT ALL AROUND US, THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES IF WE IGNORE THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WAKING >>> THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A HUGE RULING IN FAVOR OF KEEPING DACA IN PLACE THE HIGH COURT ALSO LEAVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY AGAIN >>> NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE, ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED AFTER THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SPEAKS OFF AFTER BOTH SURRENDER TO SHORTS >>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO RISE, TULSA, OKLAHOMA S PREPARING FOR MASSIVE CROWDS FOR A TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY PLUS JOE BIDEN HAS A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD >>> MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE FACING TOUGH DECISIONS AS THE UNEMPLOYMENT PICTURE GETS MORE COMPLICATED

>>> THE END OF AN ERA FOR A POLITICAL ROYAL FAMILY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, THE YOUNG UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS KNOWN AS DREAMERS GOT A BIT OF A RELIEF FROM THE SUPREME COURT IN A SURPRISE RULING, THE COURT BLOCKED THEM FROM SHUTTING DOWN A PROGRAM THAT SHIELDED THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM D DEPOR DEPORTATION BUT THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY AGAIN PETE WILLIAMS HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: IT'S THE SECOND SURPRISING RULING THIS WEEK ARE FROM A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT A BIG BLOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND A HUGE VICTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DACA PROGRAM

>> THERE WAS JUST ENORMOUS RELIEF TO SHUT DOWN THE CONFUSION ASK WORRY >> YOU CAN COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHED DACA IN 2012 WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER SINCE THEN, 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS BROUGHT TO THE US

BY THEIR UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STAY, GO TO SCHOOL AND GET JOBS PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD HAVE SHUT IT DOWN THE SAME WAY BY EXECUTIVE ORDER INSTEAD HIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ORDERED IT ENDED BY A VOTE OF 5-4 WITH JOHN ROBERTS JOIN IING THE LIBERALS, THEY SAID IT WAS TOO MUCH OF A SHORTCUT ROBERTS WROTE THE OPINION SAYING THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PROPERLY EVALUATE JUSTICE THOMAS CALLED IT AN EFFORT TO AVOID A POLITICALLY CONTROVERSIAL BUT LEGALLY CORRECT DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE RULING TWEETING, THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS COMING OUT OF THE THE SUPREME COURT ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS OR CONSERVATIVES AMONG THE STRONGEST SUPPORTERS OF DACA, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY RELYING ON 27,000 PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM TO HELP FIGHT COVID-19 LIKE HALVE YJAVIER CASTRO >> IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR TO TAKE US OUT OF CIRCULATION WHILE WE ARE PROVIDING SO MUCH FOR THIS COUNTRY

>> THANKS TO PETE WILLIAMS FOR THAT REPORT NO WORD ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL TRY AGAIN TO SHUT DACA DOWN IF HE DOES T WILL LEAD TO MORE COURT FIGHTS >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HAVING A MAJOR IMPACT ON FEDERAL COURTS HE'S ON TRACK TO MAKE HIS 200th JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION NEXT WEEK THAT'S A NUMBER NOT SEEN AT THIS STAGE IN AN ADMINISTRATION IN FOUR DECADES THE PRESIDENT IS JUST ONE OF JUDGE AWAY FROM THAT MILESTONE AFTER JUSTIN WALKER WAS CON FERMENTED TO THE THE DC

SIR SKKIT COURT OF APPEALS LIKE MANY OF THE YOUNG AND CONSERVATIVE NOMINEES, WALKER WILL LIKELY REMAIN ON THE BENCH FOR DECADES >>> THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE BUILDING OF RA RAYSHARD BROOKS TURNED THEMSELVES IN DAN SCHENEMAN HAS MORE >> Reporter: FORMER POLICE OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE TURNED THEMSELVES INTO AUTHORITIES BOTH CHARGED IN THE SHOOTING OF RAYSHARD BROCKS BROOKS >> I THOUGHT IT SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE WHO NEEDED MY HELP I WAS REALLY JUST THERE TO SEE WHAT I COULD DO >> Reporter: ACCUSED OF FELONY MURDER HE SHOT HIM TWICE IN THE BACK HIS ATTORNEY SAYS THE ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS QUIETLY PROTESTING THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS, BUT DISMISS THE SUGGESTION EACH WALKED OFF THE JOB

>> THEY ARE FRUSTRATED THEY BELIEVE THE MAYOR'S OFFICE DOESN'T RESPECT THEM AND THEY FEEL THE SAME ABOUT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY >> Reporter: MICHAEL PERKINS WITNESSED THE FIGHT BETWEEN BROOKS AND THE OFFICERS THE FUNERAL FOR BROOKS IS TUESDAY DAN SCHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> WITH LITTLE OVER FOUR MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY, JOE BIDEN IS BI BIDENING HIS LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP

BUT ACCORDING TO A FOX NEWS POLL, FEAR MAY BE THE REASON BEHIND IT 63% OF BIDEN B SUPPORTERS SAY FEAR THAT TRUMP MIGHT WIN IS BEHIND THAT VOTE COMPARED TO 33% OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS SAYING THE SAME THING ABOUT BIDEN WHEN IT COMES TO ENTHUSE YAMPL ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE, TRUMP SCORED HIGHER AT 62% VERSUS BIDEN'S 31% >>> BREAKING JUST A FEW HOURS ON MSNBC, SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR PULL ED OUT OF THE VEEPSTAKES SHE CALLED ON BIDEN TO CHOOSE A WOMAN OF COLOR AS HIS RUNNING MATE >>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS STIT BATTLING A BOOK JOHN BOLTON IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO PUBLISH A TELL-ALL DESPITE BEING HIT WITH LAWSUITS WE'RE JOINED BY TRACIE POTTS BOLTON IS MAKING A LOT OF BOMB SHELL ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

>> RIGHT, AND NOW BOLTON IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THOSE ACCUSATIONS THAT THE PRESIDENT, ACCORDING TO HIS BOOK, PLACED HIS OWN REELECTION OVER WHAT WAS BEST FOR THE COUNTRY THAT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WAS A WAY OF LIFE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HE SAID THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING PERSONAL FAVORS FOR DICTATORS THAT HE LIKED AND CALLED THE PRESIDENT STUNNINGLY UNINFORMED >> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE CONFIDENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB

THERE REALLY ISN'T GUIDING PRINCIPLE I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S REELECTION >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" THAT BOLTON B IS A LIAR WHO WAS DISLIKED BY EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND HE TWEETED THAT BOLTON WAS A DISGRUNTLED FOOL WHO WANTED TO GO TO WAR NOW THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO GET A COURT TO STOP THIS BOOK FROM BEING DISTRIBUTED BOLTON'S TEAM IS REJECTING THAT THEY ARE FIGHTING THAT SEEKING A DISMISSAL OF THAT CLAIM BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WE'RE HEARING FROM MIKE POMPEO SAYING THAT BOLTON'S FINAL PUBLIC ROLE IS THAT OF A TRAITOR

>> NOW YOU HAVE THE CRITICISM, WHERE WAS BOLTON DURING THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANS TO CAMPAIGN IN TULSA TOMORROW NIGHT MANY OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS ARE EAGER TO ATTEND THAT MASS GATHERING EVEN THOUGH OKLAHOMA IS ONE OFRT MANY STATES SEEING SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HERE'S MORGAN CHESKY >> Reporter: IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES COMES AS CROWDS LINE UP EARLY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS >> I WANTED TO COME TO ONE ALL MY LIFE

I'M 68 YEARS OLD HERE I AM >> Reporter: ROSY WILL BE IN HER CHAIR UNTIL SATURDAY ONE OF THE 20,000 SUPPORTERS EXPECT ED TO PACK THE ARENA >> I'M AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE VIRUS AS I AM ABOUT EVERY YEARLY FLU >> Reporter: NEW NUMBERS SHOW 100% SPIKE IN TULSA CASES IN THE PAST WEEK A STAFF COMMISSIONER SAYS IT'S ABOUT TO GET WORSE >> IF YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP IN FRONT OF YOU NOW, WHAT DO YOU TELL HIM >> I WOULD BEG HIM AS A NATIONAL LEADER, CALL THIS OFF >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN PROMISING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND MASKS, BUT NO REQUIREMENT JUST YET TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM

>> WE'RE TAKING CARE OF THEM WE KNOW WHAT HIGH RISK MEANS LARGELY, IT MEANS OLDER PEOPLE, SENIOR CITIZENS >> I AM CONCERNED I REALLY AM, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK >> Reporter: THIS MORNING DUE TO THE RECENT SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES, THE BOK CENTER HAS FORMALLY REQUESTED THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE A WRITTEN PLAN ON HOW TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE INSIDE THE ARENA COME SATURDAY >> MORGAN, THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN TO METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WHO IS TAKING A LOOK AT FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND HOW ARE WE LOOKING >> GOOD MORNING WE MADE IT TO FRIDAY EVERYBODY IS THINKING ABOUT THE WEEKEND

BUT TODAY WE ARE FOLLOWING A FEW STORMS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT WILL BE MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE FIRING UP A FEW DAMAGING WIND GUSTS PICKING UP ACROSS THE DA COAT TAS WE'RE WATCHING A SMALL AREA OF WEST TEXAS IT'S GOING TO MAKE ITS WAY TO OKLAHOMA CITY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO SEE WET WEATHER THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON IT'S JUST A SMALL SECTION THE COLD FRONT WE CONTINUE TO TRACK TO THE EAST THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER FOR THE DAY

HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK ALL THE YOUR DAY AHEAD >> TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO BE COOLING OFF AS WELL COLORADO SPRINGS IN THE MID-60s NEW ORLEANS, 91 ATLANTA, SLIGHTLY COOLER THIS AFTERNOON MOSTLY SUNNY AND 83

>> A LOT OF ACTIVITIES HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT T THEIR SOUL, INTO THEIR SPIRIT LIKE NOTHING ELSE AND SO THEY CRY THEY JUMP FOR JOY FREEDOM >> THAT WAS POET AND PLAY WRIGHT GREEN WITH AN EXCERPT ON THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH

IT'S IMPORTANT TO HONOR ITS LEGACY >>> ON CAPITOL HILL A SYMBOLIC GESTURE HONORING JUNETEENTH NANCY PELOSI ORDERED THE REMOVAL OF FOUR PORTRAITS THAT SERVED THE CONFEDERACY THEY REMOVED THE PORTRAITS >> EDUCATORS SAY THE HISTORY OF SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE COUNTRY AND THE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WHITEWASHED AND ERASED FROM , MANY CHILDREN ARE NOT TAUGHT ABOUT THESE HISTORICAL EVENTS GARRETT KING SAYS IT'S ERASED TONS OF HISTORY TO COMBAT THE PROGRESSIVE NARRATIVE THEY INCLUDE THE EXPERIENCES OF BLACK PEOPLE AND OTHER MINORITY GROUPS >> THE FAILURE IN EVERY SENSE

>>> A GROWING LIST OF COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE OBSERVING JUNETEENTH FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES IT CELEBRATING THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES MAEJ COMPANIES LIKE ALL STATE, BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, TWITTER, THE NFL, MANY MORE ALL SAY THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE OBSERVING JUNETEENTH TODAY WHILE SOME COMPANIES ARE OFFERING PAID TIME OFF, OTHERS LIKE GM WILL COMMEMORATE WITH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE >>> THE LAST SURVIVING SIBLING OF JOHN F

KENNEDY HAS SDIEDIED ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS HER LIFE AND LEGACY AND THE END OF AN ERA >> Reporter: SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY, THE 8th OF 9 CHILDREN IN A ROWDY FAMILY RAISED TO BE TOUGH — >> SHE WOULD BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THIS COUNTRY NOT WHINING >> Reporter: A MATCH MAKER, SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS JACKIE TO JACK, ETHYL TO BOBBY SHE MARRIED STEVEN SMITH IN 1956 AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN

HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK IN 1960 SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE THE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND RUFFLING FEATHERS BY TRAVELING TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND PERSUADING CLINTON TO LET ADAMS COME TO THE US LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND YEARS LATER THE LAST OF HER SIBLINGS, SHE RECEIVED THE DAL OF FREEDOM >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, WALT DISNEY WORLD HAS CANCELLED MICKEY'S NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY CITING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS GUEST WHO IS PURCHASED TICKETS WILL BE ABLE TO GET A REFUND >>> THE HOME OF THE RAIDERS PASSED THE SUPER FLUSH TEST

THAT'S A THING CREWS FLUSHED OVER 1400 TOILETS IN THE STADIUM AT THE SAME TIME WITH 300 SINKS RUNNING WATER AS WELL >> I REALLY HOPE THAT'S NOT SYMBOLIC OF THE NFL SEASON >>> JAMIE FOX SAY HE'S BEEN WORKING OUT SO HE CAN STAR IN A BIOPICK ABOUT MIKE TYSON IT WILL FOCUS ON HIS RISE TO BOXING STARDOM AND HIS TRANSGRESSIONS OUTSIDE OF THE RING YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND, IT'S FATSCINATING HO HE GREW UP AND WHAT LED HIM TO BE WHAT HE IS >> HE'S GOT TO GET THAT LISP DOWN >> I THINK HE WILL DO IT >> YOU'RE RIGHT >>> ANOTHER REPORT ON UNEMPLOYMENT 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILING JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST WEEK SHOWING THAT EVEN AS SOME RETURN TO WORKERS EMPLOYERS ARE ARE STILL LAYING PEOPLE OFF >> Reporter: FOR THREE DAYS, SCORES OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS HAVE BEEN LINE UP

DESPERATE FOR HELP >> I FILED IN APRIL >> Reporter: OUT OF WORK AND OUT OF PATIENCE, KENTUCKY RESIDENTS POURED INTO THE CAPITAL FOR THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO GET AN IN-PERSON MEET IING AT A POP-UP UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN BRIANNA APPLIED THREE MONTHS AGO AND STILL HAVING TROUBLE GETS PAYMENTS SHE STOOD IN LINE JUST DAYS AFTER GETTING BIRTH >> I HAVE CALLED, E-MAILED, I DID EVERYTHING I COULD AND STILL NOTHING >> Reporter: A SIMILAR SCENE IN ALABAMA SOME CAMPING OUT OVERNIGHT THE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYED IN WASHINGTON STATE TO HELP INVESTIGATE FRAUD

NEARLY 46 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS INCLUDING 15 MILLION LAST WEEK WHILE CLAIMS ARE TAKING TOWN, THEY HAVE STAYED IN THE MILLIONS FOR 13 WEEKS, A SIGN LAYOFFS AREN'T STOPPING THE FED CHAIR URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE $600 A WEEK OF EXTRA FEDERAL UNDERSTOOD EMPLOYMENT AID PROVIDE D BY THE CARES ACT, WHICH ENDS ON JULY 31st BACK IN KENTUCKY,, SHE APPLIED TWO MONTHS AGO AND FEELS >>> AS AWE APPROACH FATHER'S DAY WE WANTED TO SHARE A FEW MORE PICTURES OF THE GREAT MEN WHO HELPED RAISE MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO BRING YOU "EARLY TODAY" EACH AND EVERY DAY

>> FATHER'S DAY, THE BELMONT STAKES, A BIG WEEKEND AHEAD HERE'S JANESSA TO TELL US HOW IT'S ALL LOOKING >> WE HAVE A TON GOING ON THIS WEEKEND WE HAVE SUMMER SOL STATUS AT 5:44 PM TOMORROW AND A FEW STORMS WILL POP UP FOR THE CENTRAL PLAINS I KNOW THE BELMONT STAKES WILL LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THIS YEAR, SO IF YOU'RE WATCHING IT HERE ON NBC, WE'RE GOING TO SEE BEAUTIFUL CONDITIONS PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS WITH TEMPERATURES SITTING IN THE MID-70s

PRETTY >>> "I♪ I'M A YOUNG BLACK MAN DOING ALL THAT I CAN ♪ >> THAT'S 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING HIS POWERFUL SONG TITLED "I JUST WANT TO LIVE" WRITTEN BY HIS MOTHER THE SONG GAINED VIRAL ATTENTION AND NOW HE HAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED A DEAL WITH WARNER RECORDS IT'S JUST IN TIME TO COMMEMORATE JUNETEENTH >>> FACEBOOK IS COMMITTING $200 MILLION TO SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THE FUNDING IS PART OF THE SOCIAL GIANTS PLEDGE TO BLACK SUPPLIERS IN THE US THE COMPANY SAID IT WILL EXPAND ITS FREE DIGITAL TRAINING PROGRAM AND GET 100,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BLACK STUDENTS >>> THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA ARE TAKING ACTION TO SUPPORT BLACK GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN THEIR NEW PLEDGE, THEY SAY THEY COMMIT TO BECOMING AN ANTIRACIST ORGANIZATION AND PARTNERING WITH EXPERTS TO SEEK RACIAL EQUALITY FOR EVERYONE THEY ARE ASKING THAT PEOPLE FIND THE PLEDGE AND JOIN THEIR MISSION TO EDUCATE OTHERS >>> IN THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF NIGHTLY NEWS KIDS EDITION, LE LESTER HOLT LOOKS AT THE MEANING BEHIND JUNETEENTH AND SOME ADVICE FOR THE NEXT CLASS

>> HAVE FUN BE NICE AND WORK HARD >> WE SHOULD ALL TAKE THAT ADVICE THE NEW EPISODE IS STREAMING NOW >> IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, YOU SHOULD IT'S REALLY GOOD >>> THE FIRST JEWEL OF HORSE RACING'S TRIPLE CROWN IS ON SATURDAY WITH THE RUNG OF THE BELMONT STAKES AND MIKE SETS THE SCENE FOR US >> THE FAMOUS SKYLINE OF NEW YORK CITY, A ONE OF A KIND VIEW, AND JUST ABOUT 50 MILES TO THE EAST ON LONG ISLAND, SITS BELMONT PARK TYPICALLY, FANS ARRIVE TO THE JEWEL OF AMERICAN HORSE RACING HOWEVER, THIS YEAR HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT TIP THE CALL

SO THE TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL HAS A NEW STARTING LINE THE GRAND STAND MAY BE EMPTY, BUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MORE THAN A CENTURY AND A HALF OF TRADITION STILL RESIDENATES THE COUNTRY'S FIRST CLASSIC SPORTING EVENT IN MONTHS 152nd BELMONT STAKE SATURDAY AT 2:45 EASTERN ON NBC >> IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT, BUT THE HORSES DON'T KNOW THAT, RIGHT? >> THEY ARE STILL THERE >> SOME SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY

WE'LL TAKE IT >>> THANK YOU FOR WATCHING "EARLY TODAY" >> BEFORE YOU GO, CHECK OUT THESE ADORABLE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LON DON ZOO OTTER PUPS >>> THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A HUGE RULING IN FAVOR OF KEEPING DACA IN PLACE BUT THE HIGH COURT, ALSO, LEFT PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY AGAIN >>> AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE

ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED AFTER THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SPEAKS OUT AS BOTH OFFICERS SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES >> JUNETEENTH, 2020, MOST AMERICA WILL BE WAKING UP TO A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF WHY THIS DATE IS SO PRECIOUS TO MILLIONS, AND HOW THIS COULD BE THE NEXT NATIONAL HOLIDAY FROM COAST TO COAST "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE ENDING YOUR WORK WEEK WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, KNOWN AS DREAMERS, ARE LIKELY FEELING SOME RELIEF TODAY AFTER THE SUPREME COURT DELIVERED A VERY IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR THEM THE COURT HAS BLOCKED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SHUTTING DOWN A PROGRAM THAT HAS SHIELDED THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN, FROM DEPORTATION BUT THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY AGAIN NBC'S PETE WILLIAMS HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: IT'S THE SECOND SURPRISING RULING THIS WEEK FROM A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT A BIG BLOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND A HUGE VICTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DACA PROGRAM >> IT WAS JUST A ENORMOUS RELIEF, TO TRULY JUST, YOU KNOW, SHUT DOWN ALL OF THIS CONFUSION AND — AND WORRY, HONESTLY

>> YOU CAN COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS >> PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHED DACA, DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILD HLD ARRIVALS, IN 2012, WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER SINCE THEN, 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE, PHONKNOWN AS DREAMERS, BROUGHT TO THE US BY THEIR PARENTS, HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STAY AND GET JOBS

INSTEAD, HIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ORDERED IT ENDED BY A VOTE OF 5-4, WITH CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS JOINING THE COURT'S FOUR LIBERALS, THE COURT SAID THAT WAS TOO MUCH OF A SHORTCUT ROBERTS WROTE THE OPINION, SAYING THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PROPERLY EVALUATE, AS FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES, HOW ENDING DACA WOULD AFFECT THOSE WHO RELIED ON IT TO STAY HERE AND GET JOBS IN DISSENT, JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS CALLED IT AN EFFORT TO AVOID A POLITICALLY CONTROVERSIAL BUT LEGALLY CORRECT DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE DECISION TWEETING THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS COMING OUT OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS OR CONSERVATIVES AMONG THE STRONGEST REPORTERS, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, RELYING ON THEM TO FIGHT COVID-19, LIKE JAVIER CASTRO, A NURSE IN HOUSTON >> IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM LOGICAL OR FAIR TO TAKE US OUT OF CIRCULATION, WHILE WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING SO MUCH FOR THIS COUNTRY, SINCE DACA WAS IMPLEMENTED >> PETE WILLIAMS REPORTING NO WORD YET ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL TRY TO SHUT DOWN DACA AGAIN BUT IF HE DID, THAT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY LEAD TO MORE COURT FIGHTS >> IN ATLANTA, THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS TURN THEMSELVES IN

THIS, AS SHORTAGES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTER A SECOND DAY OUR DAN SHENEMAN HAS MORE >> FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, GARRETT ROLFE, AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN, TURNED THEMSELVES INTO AUTHORITIES BOTH, CHARGED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >> TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT

>> DEVIN BROSNAN, CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT >> I FELT LIKE HE SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE WHO POTENTIALLY NEEDED MY HELP AND I WAS REALLY JUST THERE TO SEE WHAT I COULD DO FOR HIM, MAKE SURE THAT HE WAS SAFE >> GARRETT ROLFE, ACCUSED OF FELONY MURDER HE SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS, TWICE, IN THE BACK

ROLFE'S ATTORNEY INSISTS THE ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS, QUIETLY, PROTESTING THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY'RE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER-THAN-USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS, BUT DISMISS THE SUGGESTION MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB >> THEY'RE — THEY'RE FRUSTRATED THEY — THEY BELIEVE THAT THE — THAT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE DOESN'T RESPECT THEM THEY'VE BEEN BETRAYED THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE THEIR BACK, AND THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY >> MICHAEL PERKINS AND HIS FRIEND MELVIN EDWARDS WITNESSED THE FIGHT BETWEEN BROOKS AND THE OFFICERS >> SOMEBODY LOVE HIM LIKE, REGARDLESS HOW THE OFFICERS FELT ABOUT HIM OR WHATEVER, HE WAS A MAN

>> THE FUNERAL FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS IS TUESDAY DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> TROUBLING NEW SIGNS THIS MORNING, THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19 THE VIRUS IS NOW EXPLODING IN TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHER STATES, AS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY REOPENS AFTER MONTHS OF QUARANTINE NBC'S SAM BROCK HAS MORE FROM MIAMI >> Reporter: IT'S A TALE OF TWO REGIONS >> IT'S EXCITING BECAUSE I KNOW WE ALL WANT TO GET BACK TO — TO REGULAR LIFE >> Reporter: NEW YORK FINALLY GETTING THE ALL CLEAR TO OPEN UP OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL, AND PLAYGROUNDS

>> WE'VE GONE FROM THE WORST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY, TO THE BEST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY >> WHILE A THOUSAND MILES TO THE SOUTH, THE SUNSHINE STATE JUST BARRELED PAST ITS HIGH-WATER MARK, CONFIRMING 3,200 NEW COVID CASES IN ONE DAY >> I THINK THERE'S HIGH RISK OF SPREAD I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE SOUTH, SOUTHWEST, FLORIDA >> CROWDED RESTAURANTS AND VIRTUALLY NO MASKS, COMING AS NEW MODELS PINPOINT FLORIDA AS THE NATION'S NEXT LARGE EPICENTER OF TRANSMISSION >> DO YOU THINK IT'S PREMATURE FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE TO BE GOING TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS? >> NO, NOT REALLY, I THINK IT WAS FOOLISH

>> THE STATE'S GOVERNOR, RON DeSANTIS, SAYS NO ROLLBACKS ARE NEEDED ATTRIBUTING MORE TESTING TO DRIVING THE SPIKE >> NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR NOW CONSIDERING A 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON VISITING FLORIDIANS, AS M MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS HAVE SEEN A 17% JUMP IN A WEEK >> THE HEALTHCARE STRAIN IN TEXAS IS MORE TROUBLING A 95% INCREASE IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS, JUST SINCE MEMORIAL DAY IN OHIO, NEW CASES HIT THE HIGHEST MARK IN NEARLY A MONTH THE GOVERNOR THERE, NOW REDEPLOYING THE NATIONAL GUARD WHILE, IN CALIFORNIA, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM JUST ISSUED A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS, IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS BUT AMID SIGNS OF DISTRESS, A SURGE OF SOMETHING NEW HOPE THE MAYO CLINIC AND MICHIGAN STATE REVIEWED 20,000 PLASMA TRANSFUSIONS, AND HAVE DEEMED THEM COMPLETELY SAFE ALLOWING THE FOCUS, NOW, TO SHIFT TO WHETHER THAT SAME TREATMENT CAN SAVE LIVES SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >>> NOW, TO THE FEAR THAT THE CORONAVIRUS HAS NOT STOPPED PEOPLE FROM GATHERING IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA THE LINES KEEP GROWING OUTSIDE THE ARENA WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PLANNING TO HOLD A MASSIVE RALLY TOMORROW BUT, ON THE EVE OF THAT EVENT, THE WHITE HOUSE IS FOCUSED ON A BATTLE OVER A NEW BOOK NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRING BACK AT JOHN BOLTON, BLASTING HIS NEW BOOK AS MADE-UP LIES AND FAKE STORIES

THAT HE SAID ALL GOOD ABOUT ME, IN PRINT, UNTIL THE DAY I FIRED HIM A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL IT COMES AS BOLTON, WHO SAYS HE RESIGNED, DELIVERS MORE STRINGING ACCUSATIONS ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE COMPETENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY GUIDING PRINCIPLE, THAT I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN, OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S RE-ELECTION >> BOLTON WRITES PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA, WHICH HE HOPED COULD HELP HIS RE-ELECTION, THAT HE TOLD PRESIDENT XI HE'D SUPPORT CHINA'S CONTROVERSIAL PRISON CAMPS FOR MINORITY MUSLIMS THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT, AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AIDE

>> ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE >> BOLTON, ALSO, SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY THAT HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY AID TO UKRAINE, UNTIL ALL THE RUSSIA MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD BEEN TURNED OVER THAT WAS THE CENTRAL ARGUMENT IN HOUSE DEMOCRATS' IMPEACHMENT CASE BUT BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA AND IN HIS BOOK, BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION BEYOND UKRAINE >> THIS IS CALLED A CON IT'S REALLY A SAD THING BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE, THAT'S CLEAR >> ALSO, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING HIS MOST EXTENSIVE COMMENTS ABOUT RACISM IN AMERICA, SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THERE IS NOT SUCH SYSTEMIC RACISM UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE REAL WORLD, THERE IS SOME WHATEVER I COULD DO TO REDUCE THAT OR GET RID OF IT, I'D BE VERY HAPPY WITH

ADDING, I WOULD ALSO SAY IT'S VERY SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN IT USED TO BE AND ON THE RETURN OF HIS CAMPAIGN RALLIES THIS SATURDAY IN OKLAHOMA, THE PRESIDENT PUSHED BACK AFTER CRITICISM HE SCHEDULED IT FOR JUNETEENTH, THE DAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS I DID SOMETHING GOOD I MADE JUNETEENTH VERY FAMOUS IT'S ACTUALLY AN IMPORTANT EVENT IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD OF IT THE PRESIDENT SAID, AFTER THE BACKLASH, HE LEARNED THE MEANING OF JUNETEENTH FROM A BLACK SECRET SERVICE AGENT FRANCES >> PETER, THANK YOU

>>> OVERNIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO RELEASED A STATEMENT HE SAYS THAT, BASED ON THE EXERTS HE'S SEEN, BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES AND HE CALLS THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A TRAITOR >> THIS MORNING, ARIZONA CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH DEVASTATING WILDFIRES BURNING THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES THE BUSH FIRE, WHICH BEGAN BURNING SIX DAYS AGO NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX, HAS SCORCHED MORE THAN 114,000 ACRES WITH ONLY 5% CONTAINED THE FIRE HAS BEEN FUELED BY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS INCREASE WINDS IT'S CURRENTLY THE LARGEST ACTIVE WILDFIRE IN THE COUNTRY >> BEEN WATCHING THAT THE LAST COUPLE DAYS

LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER, AND SEE IF IT'S GOING TO HELP AT ALL, WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> HEY, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE CAN NOW SEE THAT BUSH FIRE FROM SPACE YOU CAN JUST SEE HOW LARGE IT IS IT CONTINUES TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS NORTHEAST ARIZONA AND UNFORTUNATELY, CONTINUES TO GROW DUE TO THE WINDS IT DID CALM DOWN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT ONLY 5 TO 10 MILES PER HOUR BUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS STILL VERY DRY CONDITIONS IN THAT AREA NOW, JUST TWO STATES AWAY, WE ARE WATCHING A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THAT WILL BE HEIGHTENED THIS AFTERNOON FOR A SMALL SECTION OF WESTERN TEXAS, THIS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ITS WAY ACROSS OKLAHOMA CITY, ALL THE WAY INTO LITTLE ROCK THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>> SO A TON OF SUNSHINE TO START OFF YOUR DAY, FROM SALT LIKE ALL THE WAY TO THE DENVER AREA WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE CLOUD COVERAGE START TO PICK UP FOR OKLAHOMA CITY, DUE TO THOSE SEVERE STORMS BUT TEMPERATURES STILL ABOVE AVERAGE WE'RE IN THE UPPER 80s, LOWER 90s ALSO, IT'S IT'S A BIG WEEKEND FATHER'S DAY WE'LL HAVE THAT FORECAST COMING UP

>> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> THE NBA THEY ARE PLANNING TO USE SMART TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP PLAYERS SAFE WHEN THEIR SEASON RESUMES WHEN PLAYERS AND STAFF HEAD TO WALT DISNEY WORLD IN JULY TO RESTART THE SEASON, THEY WILL BE GIVEN A SMART RING IT CAN MEASURE BODY TEMPERATURE, RESPIRATORY FUNCTIONS, AS WELL >>> LEADING THE NEWS SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS IS PLANNING TO INTRODUCE A BILL THAT DECLARES JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HARRIS ANNOUNCED SHE IS MAKING THE PROPOSAL ALONG WITH DEMOCRATIC SENATORS CORY BOOKER, TINA SMITH, AND ED MARKY CELEBRATED ANNUALLY ON JUNE 19th, CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY >> AND AS WE CELEBRATE THE 155th ANNIVERSARY OF JUNETEENTH, HERE IS MORE ON THE HISTORIC LEGACY IT LEFT IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY >> JUNETEENTH CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AS AN INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR BLACK AMERICA

>> WHEN THE CIVIL WAR CAME TO AN END, THERE WAS STILL SOME ENSLAVED PEOPLE WHO HAD NOT BEEN FREED FROM BONDAGE, AND PARTICULARLY IN TEXAS SO JUNE 19th, 1865, A UNION GENERAL VISITED GAVLVESTON, TEXAS, AND READ THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION TO A GROUP OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE >> THESE PEOPLE MAY HAVE BEEN AWARE THAT THE WAR ENDED BUT THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SO HE DECIDE HE MUST READ THIS TO THEM AND HE HAS TO READ IT TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE LEGALLY ILLITERATE THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ARE INFORMED THAT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCLAMATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE OF THE UNITED STATES, ALL SLAVES ARE FREE THE WORD FREE, IT VIBRATES IT VIBRATES INTO THEIR EAR, INTO THEIR SOUL, INTO THEIR SPIRIT, LIKE NOTHING ELSE

AND SO, THEY CRY, THEY JUMP FOR JOY FREEDOM AND A YEAR LATER, JUNE 19th, 1866, THEY CELEBRATE THEIR EMANCIPATION DAY >> YOU MOSTLY SAW THOSE CELEBRATIONS, RECENTLY EMANCIPATED SLAVES, AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNION SOLDIERS BUT AS THE EMANCIPATION GENERATION FADED AWAY, IT BECAME ABOUT REFLECTING ON WHAT THE EXPERIENCE OF ENSLAVEMENT HAD BEEN, AND WHERE WE WANT TO GO INTO THE FUTURE

>> JUNETEENTH BECAME LIKE THE FOURTH OF JULY IT BECAME THE BLACK HOLIDAY AND IT SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY TO PLACES LIKE CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST COAST AND NORTH YOU BEGIN TO SEE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS, EVERYWHERE >> TEXAS, IN 1979, MADE JUNETEENTH A STATE HOLIDAY AND NOW, 47 STATES HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT >> WE, AS BLACK PEOPLE, HAVE BORNE THE BURDEN OF MOST OF WHAT IS HORRIBLE ABOUT THE COUNTRY BUT WE HAVE ALSO BEEN THE ONES TO TRY TO MAKE AMERICA LIVE IN THOSE DOCUMENTS

DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD DO IN THE CONSTITUTION, WHAT YOU >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, WALT DISNEY WORLD HAS CANCELLED MICKEY'S NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY THIS YEAR, CITING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS GUESTS WHO ALREADY PURCHASED A TICKET WILL BE ABLE TO GET A REFUND >>> THE NEW HOME OF THE LAS VEGAS RAIDERS PASSED THE ALL-IMPORTANT FLUSH TEST CREWS FLUSHED OVER 1,400 TOILETS IN THE NEW ALLEGIANCE STADIUM, ALL AT THE SAME TIME, WITH NEARLY 300 SINKS RUNNING SIMULTANEOUSLY >> 152nd BELMONT STAKE RUNS TOMORROW NORMALLY, THE LAST LEG OF THE TRIPLE CROWN THE BELMONT STAKES WILL BE THE FIRST THIS YEAR DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HORSES WILL BE ON THEIR MARKS AT 5:30 EASTERN, RIGHT HERE, ON NBC >> THE LAST SURVIVING SIBLING OF JOHN F KENNEDY HAS DIED SERVED AS US

AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS ON HER LIFE AND LEGACY AND THE END OF AN ERA >> Reporter: SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY, THE EIGHTH OF NINE CHILDREN AND IN A ROWDY, ATHLETIC FAMILY, RAISED TO BE TOUGH >> YOU SHOULD BE THINKING, ALL THE TIME, ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THIS COUNTRY NO WHINING IN THIS HOUSE THAT WAS VERY STRICT >> A MATCHMAKER, SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS JACKIE, TO JACK

ETHYL, TO BOBBY JOAN, HIS FIRST WIFE, TO TEDDY SHE MARRIED STEVEN SMITH, IN 1956, AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK, IN 1960 SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND RUFFLING DIPLOMATIC FEATHERS, BY TRAVELING TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND PERSUADING CLINTON TO LET JERRY ADAMS, THE HEAD OF THE IRA'S POLITICAL ARM, COME TO THE U

S LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND YEARS LATER THE LAST OF HER SIBLINGS, JEAN KENNEDY SMIT >>> SUNDAY IS FATHER'S DAY AND WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO WISH ALL THE DADS, GRANDFATHERS, FATHER FIGURES, DADS TO BE, A VERY HAPPY ONE THIS WEEK ESPECIALLY, THOSE WHO DID SUCH A TERRIFIC JOB RAISING OUR TEAM MEMBERS HERE AT "EARLY TODAY" >> JANESSA'S BACK WITH YOUR FATHER'S DAY WEATHER BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF YOU GOT YOUR PLANS JANESSA, GOOD MORNING AGAIN

>> GIVE YOUR DAD A DAY OFF EXCEPT MY DAD HE'S WATCHING RIGHT NOW SO I KNOW HE'S GOING TO DEFINITELY BE BUSY, AND I HOPE FATHERS ARE GOING TO WANT TO BE OUTSIDE WE HAVE THE START OF SUMMER HAPPENING AT 5:44 PM, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

HOT AND DRY FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND THEN, IF YOU'RE HEADED TO THE BELMONT STAKES, WE ARE SEEING TEMPERATURES WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, PARTLY SUNNY SKIES, >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, A VAS VASTLY GROWING LIST OF COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE OBSERVING JUNETEENTH FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES THIS YEAR JUNETEENTH, A BLEND OF THE WORDS JUNE AND NINETEENTH, CELEBRATES THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE ALL STATE, BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, TWITTER, THE NFL, AND MANY MORE, ALL SAY THEY WILL OBSERVE JUNETEENTH TODAY WHILE SOME COMPANIES ARE OFFERING PAID TIME OFF, OTHERS, LIKE GM AND AMAZON, WILL COMMEMORATE THE DAY WITH LA LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE >> AS WE ALL KNOW BY NOW, FATHER'S DAY IS THIS WEEK

AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SPLURGE ON A HIGH-TECH GIFT, NBC'S LIZ McLAUGHLIN SHOW US A GIFT >> MAINTAINING THE LAWN IN THE SUMMER HEAT IS OFTEN A DREADED CHORE FOR HOMEOWNERS >> SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY, AND IT'S USUALLY DAD, IS GOING TO BE BACK THERE MOWING THE YARD AT LEAST EVERY WEEK, IF NOT MORE >> BUT, A ROBOT CAN DO THE JOB FOR YOU WORKS, THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE HIGHLY-RATED LAND DROID SAYS AUTONOMOUS MOWERS ARE GETTING MORE POPULAR

>> WE ARE SEEING DEMAND STEADILY INCREASE, ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR >> THERE ARE A VARIETY OF MODELS AVAILABLE, FROM MAKERS SUCH AS ROBO MOW ROBOT MOWERS ARE QUIET, BATTERY POWERED, AND FOR THE MOST PART, RUN AUTOMATICALLY, BASED ON A SCHEDULE YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE IN AN APP >> IT'S LIKE A ROOMBA FOR YOUR YARD >> BUT THEY'RE EXPENSIVE USUALLY, A THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE AND SOME SAY THE SETUP CAN BE A HEADACHE INSTEAD OF BUYING ONE, SOME ARE OPTING FOR A SERVICE LIKE MOW BOT, PROVIDING A NO-CONTACT ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL LANDSCAPING COMPANIES >> IF IT'S A ROBOT THAT LIVES AT THE PROPERTY, IT'S NEVER GOING TO BRING ON CONTAGIONS

>> FOR A MONTHLY FEE, MOW BOT CAN SET UP AN AUTOMATIC SYSTEM AT YOUR HOUSE >> AND YOU GOT SOMEONE WHO CAN REPAIR THEM AND SERVICE THEM, WHEN THERE ARE PROBLEMS >> CONVENIENCE THAT MIGHT BE WORTH THE SPLURGE FOR FATHER'S DAY >> WHAT DAD WOULDN'T LOVE THE GIFT OF NO MORE YARD WORK? >> WITH THE ROBOT MOWER YOU CAN SET AND FORGET LIZ McLAUGHLIN, NBC NEWS >> THAT IS THE COOLEST THING BUT HERE IS THE QUESTION CAN THEY MAKE THE PERFECT LAWN MOWER STRIPES OR CRISSCROSS? YOU KNOW, THE PATTERN? YEAH WILL THEY DO IT? THAT'S THE CHALLENGE

>> THAT'S THE NEXT LEVEL THERE >> SPEAKING OF FATHER'S DAY, IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET THAT, WE WANT TO GIVE A BIG SHOUTOUT TO ALL OUR DADS, GRANDFATHERS, AND FATHER FIGURES OUT THERE AND AS OUR OWN PERSONAL THANK YOU, LOOK HERE THE "EARLY TODAY" TEAM SHOWED PHOTOS OF THE SPECIAL MEN IN THEIR LIVES, WHO DID SUCH A GREAT JOB RAISING THEM AND THEIR LOVED ONES ESPECIALLY, IN THIS WORLD TODAY MAKE IT AN EXTRA SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY THANKS FOR WATCHING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND HAPPY >>> DREAMERS REJOICE AS THE SUPREME COURT REJECTS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO END DACA IN THE SECOND SURPRISING MAJOR DECISION FROM THE CONSERVATIVE-LEANING HIGH COURT THIS WEEK >> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO RISE, IN MANY PLACES, TULSA, OKLAHOMA, IS PREPARING FOR MASSIVE CROWDS, FOR A TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY >>> PLUS, NEW POLLS SHOWING JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD >> PLUS, WE'LL CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH BY HONORING THE RICH CULINARY HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THAT GOES BACK TO SLAVERY NBC FRIDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW THANKS FOR ENDING YOUR WORK WEEK WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA WE BEGIN WITH ANOTHER BIG DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT THAT COURT, HANDING DOWN A VICTORIOUS RULING FOR THE DREAMERS THOSE IMMIGRANTS, BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AS YOUNG CHILDREN BUT THEIR FUTURE IS STILL UNCERTAIN NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS THE DETAILS

>> Reporter: ON THE STEPS OF THE SUPREME COURT, A LEAP FORWARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG IMMIGRANTS, KNOWN AS DREAMERS >> THERE WERE — THERE WAS — AND RIGHT NOW SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE NOT AGAINST US FOR NOW >> CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS THE SWING VOTE IN A 5-4 DECISION THAT BLOCKS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SHUTTING DOWN THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM, ENACTED UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA DACA HAS ALLOWED NEARLY 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AS CHILDREN, TO AVOID DEPORTATION JESUS IS A PARAMEDIC WHO CAME TO THE US

AT AGE SIX >> I HAVE BEEN ON EDGE THE LAST FEW MONTHS, JUST KIND OF, YOU KNOW, WORRIED TO DEATH ON — ON WHAT THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT WAS GOING TO BE >> WHILE A WIN FOR DREAMERS, THE RULING LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO TRY, AGAIN, TO SHUT DACA DOWN, BY OFFERING A MORE DETAILED JUSTIFICATION >> UNTIL WE HAVE PERMANENT LEGISLATION THAT CAN SECURE OUR PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY, WE WILL ALWAYS BE WORRIED >> THE SENATE'S TOP DEMOCRAT SPEAKING TO DREAMERS OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT

>> I AM CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL BECOME AMERICAN CITIZENS, SOMEDAY SOON >> IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK THE CONSERVATIVE COURT HAS RULED AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, IN A MAJOR CASE FOLLOWING MONDAY'S DECISION PROTECTING LGBTQ WORKERS PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING, DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE ME? AND SAYING, QUOTE, THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS IN THE FACE OF CONSERVATIVES IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY THINK THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE HIM BUT HE IS HAVING A MAJOR IMPACT ON FEDERAL COURTS THE PRESIDENT IS ON TRACK HIS MAKE HIS 200th JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION NEXT WEEK THAT'S A NUMBER NOT SEEN IN AN ADMINISTRATION IN FOUR DECADES JUSTIN WALKER WAS CONFIRMED TO THE D

C COURT OF APPEALS THIS WEEK WALKER WILL LIKELY REMAIN ON THE BENCH FOR DECADES >> IN ATLANTA, THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS HAVE TURNED THEMSELVES IN THIS, AS SHORTAGES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTER A SECOND DAY OUR BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE LATEST

>> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS MORNING, A FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER IS WAKING UP IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS BUT THE LEADER OF THE POLICE UNION, HERE, IN ATLANTA TELLS ME THAT, FOR MANY OFFICERS ON THE FORCE, THOSE CHARGES RAILRWERE A BREAKING POINT >> THE MEN CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SURRENDERING TO OFFICIALS FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, GARRETT ROLFE, AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN >> I HAVE FULL FAITH IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> BROSNAN, CHARGED WITHIN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BREAKING HIS SILENCE, WITH HIS ATTORNEY, ON MSNBC, AFTER POSTING BAIL

>> I THINK THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT, AND IT'S TOTALLY — TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> BROSNAN'S LAWYER DENYING THAT HIS CLIENT FAILED TO PROVIDE FIRST AID AND STOOD ON BROOKS' SHOULDERS >> IT IS PREPOSTEROUS, AND IT IS NOT TRUE ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS LOOK AT THE VIDEO >> AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE, CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER, SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED >> I'M KIND OF GETTING TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT MR

BROOKS WAS RUNNING AWAY MR BROOKS WAS NOT RUNNING AWAY MR BROOKS TURNED AND OFFERED EXTREME VIOLENCE TOWARDS A UNIFORMED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER >> AROUND ATLANTA, AS THE CHARGES CAME DOWN, SOME OFFICERS WALKING OFF THE JOB, IN PROTEST

OTHERS, GOING RADIO SILENT, ACCORDING TO A UNION LEADER >> WE ARE NOT ANSWERING 911 CALLS RIGHT NOW DUE TO PERSONNEL ISSUES >> WERE THOSE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY AND I WOULD SAY NOT SOME, I WOULD SAY THE MARKJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA >> THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER-THAN-USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENY THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB

ADDING, THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS LAST FRIDAY, TWO OF OFFICER ROLFE'S GUNSHOTS WENT INTO BROOKS' BACK A THIRD, HITTING THIS SUV, ACCORDING TO THE DA THE PEOPLE INSIDE, VISITING FROM TENNESSEE >> WE COME TO ATLANTA TO TRY TO CONQUER DREAMS, NOT WITNESS TO MURDERS >> AND HEARING FROM BROOKS HIMSELF, IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW FROM FEBRUARY WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT, HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS RUN-INS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> IF YOU DO SOME THINGS THAT'S WRONG, YOU PAY YOUR DEBTS TO SOCIETY

AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE THE SYSTEM COULD, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW, JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE YOU KNOW, AND, YOU KNOW, NOT — NOT JUST DO US, AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS THAT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO CONVENE A GRAND JURY UNTIL SOMETIME IN OCTOBER PHILLIP >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT

>> WITH A LITTLE OVER FOUR MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY, JOE BIDEN IS WIDENING HIS LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT ACCORDING TO A FOX NEWS POLL, FEAR MAY BE THE REASON BEHIND IT 63% OF BIDEN SUPPORTERS SAY FEAR THAT TRUMP MIGHT WIN IS BEHIND THEIR VOTE COMPARED TO 33% OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS SAYING THE SAME ABOUT BIDEN WHEN IT CAME TO ENTHUSIASM ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE, TRUMP SCORED HIGHER, AT 62%, VERSUS BIDEN'S 31% AND BREAKING JUST A FEW HOURS AGO ON MSNBC MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR PULLED OUT OF VP — AND CALLED ON BIDEN TO CHOOSE A WOMAN OF COLOR AS HIS RUNNING MATE

>> CAMPAIGN IN TULSA TOMORROW NIGHT AND MANY OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS ARE EAGER TO ATTEND THAT MASS GATHERING EVEN THOUGH OKLAHOMA IS ONE OF MANY STATES SEEING SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HERE IS NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY >> IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES COMES AS CROWDS LINE UP EARLY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS >> I'VE WANTED TO COME TO ONE ALL MY LIFE

I'M 68 YEARS OLD AND HERE I AM >> ROSY MATLOCK WILL BE CAMPING IN HER CHAIR UNTIL SATURDAY ONE OF THE 20,000 SUPPORTERS EXPECTED TO PACK BOK ARENA >> I'M AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE VIRUS AS I AM ABOUT EVERY YEARLY FLU >> BUT NEW NUMBERS SHOW A 100% SPIKE IN TULSA CASES, IN JUST THE PAST WEEK

A STAT, COMMISSIONER KAREN KEITH SAYS, IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE >> IF YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP IN FRONT OF YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU TELL HIM >> I WOULD BEG HIM AS THE NATIONAL LEADER TO CALL THIS OFF >> OFFERING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND MASKS BUT NO REQUIREMENT, JUST YET, TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM >> WE KNOW WHAT HIGH RISK MEANS BUT LARGELY, IT MEANS OLDER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY OLDER PEOPLE, SENIOR CITIZENS

>> I AM CONCERNED I REALLY AM BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK >> AND THIS MORNING, DUE TO THAT RECENT SPIKE IN COVID CASES, THE BOK CENTER HAS NOW FORMALLY REQUESTED THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE A WRITTEN PLAN, ON HOW THEY WANT TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE INSIDE THAT ARENA COME SATURDAY PHILLIP

>> MORGAN, THANK YOU >> WELL, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR THAT RALLY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS STILL BATTLING A BOOK FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO PUBLISH AN EXPLOSIVE TELL-ALL NEXT WEEK, DESPITE BEING HIT WITH LAWSUITS WE'RE JOINED, NOW, BY NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, BOLTON IS MAKING A LOT OF BOMBSHELL ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT >> AND NOW, HE'S SPEAKING OUT, PUBLICLY, IN AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THOSE ACCUSATIONS, FRANCES SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT PLACED HIS OWN RE-ELECTION OVER WHAT WAS GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY THAT HE USED OBSTRUCTION — OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WAS A WAY OF LIFE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT HE ASKED PERSONAL FAVORS OR DID PERSONAL FAVORS FOR DICTATORS THAT HE LIKED BOLTON, ALSO, SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS, STUNNINGLY, UNINFORMED

>> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE COMPETENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY GUIDING PRINCIPLE, THAT I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN, OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S RE-ELECTION >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" THAT BOLTON IS A LIAR, WHO EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED AND HE TWEETED THAT HE WAS A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO WANTED TO GO TO WAR NOW, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING AN INJUNCTION TO KEEP THAT BOOK FROM HITTING STORE SHELVES THEY WANT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

AND BOLTON'S TEAM IS FIGHTING THAT ALSO, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, IN A STATEMENT, SAYS THAT BOLTON'S FINAL PUBLIC ROLE IS THAT OF A TRAITOR SO SOME SIGNIFICANT PUSHBACK FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AS THIS BOOK MAKES ITS WAY TO THE PUBLIC FRANCES >> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> IN BROOKLYN, THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION AT A COFFEE SHOP OVER A BLACK LIVES MATTER SIGN CHECK IT OUT >> NO, I DON'T NEED TO LEAVE [ BLEEP ] >> YOU NEED TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE CHOOSING TO BE OFFENDED SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME HERE >> I'M NOT CHOOSING TO BE OFFENSIVE

>> DO YOU SEE THIS [ BLEEP ] >> I'M NOT A RACIST YES, YOU ARE >> THE MAN WAS PROTESTING THAT ALL LIVES MATTER THE OWNER OF THE COFFEE SHOP HAD TO END UP CLOSING THE STORE, JUST TO GET HIM TO LEAVE THEY SAY THIS WASN'T AN ISOLATED INCIDENT THEY SAY THEY STRONGLY STAND WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER >> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS KEEPING AN EYE ON TROUBLE SPOTS IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA

JANESSA, GOOD MORNING YOU KNOW WHAT? JANESSA, HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE WITH JANESSA RIGHT NOW WE'LL CHECK BACK IN WITH HER IN A LITTLE BIT >> MAYBE WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT LAST THING WE SAW RIGHT NOW THE ALL LIVES MATTER WITH NO MASK ON SAYING THAT ALL LIVES MATTER I GUESS THE HEALTH CLEARLY DIDN'T MATTER

>> I STARTED TO AND THEN, I SAID, WE DON'T HATHT MUCH TIME I WANTED TO GIVE JANESSA SOME OF THE TIME TOO MUCH WOULD BE SPEWING OUT OF MY MOUTH >> HOPEFULLY, WE CAN GET JANESSA BACK TO TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER FATHER'S DAY OF COURSE >> STILL TO COME HERE, ACTRESS RAVEN SIMONE SURPRISED HER FANS WITH A VERY SPECIAL — OH, I'M HEARING HER

>> LET'S POP HER UP IF WE GOT HER HEY THERE SHE IS >> GOOD TO SEE YOU, JANESSA >> WE HAD A LITTLE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES BUT IT'S IMPORTANT I GIVE YOU THE WEATHER OKAY WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT ARIZONA, OUR SATELLITE COMPOSITE RADAR IS NOW PICKING UP THAT WILDFIRE THAT IS BREWING ACROSS NORTHEAST ARIZONA

IT CONTINUES TO BREW AND JUST TWO STATES OVER, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THAT WILL CONTINUE TO REALLY BE ACROSS WEST TEXAS WE'LL WATCH THAT THIS AFTERNOON WITH DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND FEW TORNADOS THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD COLORADO SPRINGS ALL THE WAY TO CHEYENNE, COOLER TEMPERATURES TODAY STILL IN THE LOWER 60s SO BELOW AVERAGE IN THAT AREA ALSO, GOING TO WATCH STORMS PICKING UP ACROSS FLORIDA, ALL THE WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT WE TALK ABOUT FATHER'S DAY I WILL HAVE THAT FORECAST, KMUG UP

>> GLAD YOU POPPED UP THANK YOU ACTRESS RAVEN SIMONE SURPRISED HER FANS WITH A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT DURING PRIDE MONTH SHE GOT MARRIED IN A PRIVATE WEDDING AND THE FORMER >>> JUNETEENTH RECOGNIZES THE DAY ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE WERE FINALLY FREED DURING SLAVERY, THEY PRESERVED AFRICAN TRADITION, BY COOKING WITH WHAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE >> YOUR FOODS OF ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE ARE SOME OF THE BEDROCKS OF SO-CALLED SOUL FOOD

>> FROM HIS KITCHEN IN HARLEM, DONOVAN WOODLEY RUNS THE WEEKENDER A MEAL SERVICE DELIVERING GOURMET SOUL FOOD >> YOU ARE MAKING EACH PLATE AND COOKING IT, AND THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, SERVING IT >> YEAH BRINGING IN THE TYPE OF FOOD THAT I MAKE, I THINK IS A GOOD SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AROUND ME TO FEEL THE THINGS THAT THEY FELT GROWING UP

A REMINDER OF A HISTORY HE SAYS IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED >> FROM WHEN WE WERE ENSLAVED FROM US MAKING FOOD FROM SCRAP, AND CREATING IT INTO SOMETHING THAT CAN BE TABLE WORTHY THAT'S A FEAT OF ITS OWN >> BLACK CHEFS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY LAST YEAR, ONLY 14% OF CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS WERE BLACK >> THE TIME HAS COME IT IS LONG PAST TIME TO BE CELEBRATED AND TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED

>> FOR WOODLEY, HIS JUNETEENTH TAKEOUT BRUNCH IS A NECESSARY REMINDER >> THAT PROCESS OF FEELING JOY AROUND PEOPLE THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, DURING THIS QUARANTINE, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WHOLE BUNC ♪ I'M A YOUNG BLACK MAN, DOING ALL THAT I CAN ♪ >> THAT'S 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING HIS POWERFUL SONG TITLED "I JUST WANT TO LIVE" WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY HIS MORGTHER THE SONG GAINED VIRAL ATTENTION, AND HE HAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED A DEAL WITH WARNER RECORD >> I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIS STAR RISE HIGHER AND HIGHER JAMIE FOXX IS SET TO STAR IN A BIO PIC ABOUT MIKE TYSON A YOUNG TYSON'S RISE TO BOXING STARDOM AND HIS TRANSGRESSIONS USED THE RING THE ACTOR WHO WON AS >>> LOOK AT THESE FACES AU ALL MORNING, WE ARE HONORING MANY OF THE DADS, STEPDAD, GRANDDADS, WE HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS DOING WELL AND STAYING SAFE DURING THIS INCREDIBLE YEAR OF 2020 ENJOY FATHER'S DAY ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY

>> INCREDIBLE IS ONE WAY TO PUT IT, RIGHT? >> ALL THE ADJECTIVES WE CAN COME UP WITH JANESSA, HOW IS THE WEEKEND LOOKING? >> YOU KNOW, PRETTY FANTASTIC WEEKEND IF YOU ARE GOING, I KNOW THE BELMONT STAKES, GOING TO BE LOOKING A LOT DIFFERENT THAT YEAR SO IF YOU ARE WATCHING THAT ON TE TELEVISION HERE ON N >>> OUR STAFF HERE AT "EARLY TODAY" WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK ALL THE FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, STEPDADS, AND FATHER FIGURES, WHO DID SUCH A STELLAR JOB RAISING US, ON BEHALF OF OUR NBC FAMILY, WE WANT TO WISH YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY THANK YOU WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH >> AS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES REOPEN, POPULAR VENUES LIKE BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, THEATERS, EVEN HOUSES OF WORSHIP THERE IS NEW CONCERN THAT THESE PLACES COULD BECOME HOTSPOTS FOR CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION, SO-CALLED SUPERSPREADERS NBC'S JOE FRYER HAS MORE

>> THEY'RE CALLED SUPERSPREADERS LARGE, CLOSE GATHERINGS WHERE THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE, FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON, TO AN ENTIRE CROWD >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN OUT CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR, WITHOUT MASKS JUST DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING SICK AND SHE SAYS ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS >> TERRIFYING IT'S TRULY TERRIFYING

JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHT YOU THINK THAT YOU'RE JUST GOING TO GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE SICK >> ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT MAINLY TO SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON, WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS BECAUSE INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY RESEARCHERS SAY INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE RISKIEST VIRUS DROPLETS SPREADING, NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING BUT, ALSO, LOUD TALKING AND EVEN SINGING

AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN WASHINGTON STATE BACK IN MARCH, MEMBERS SAY THEY USED HAND SANITIZER, AND REFRAINED FROM CLOSE CONTACT STILL, 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME INFECTED, AND TWO DIED >> THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAT IT COULD HAVE GOTTEN SPREAD, EXCEPT AEROSOL, FROM US BREATHING IN AND OUT AND SINGING IT'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY >> THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN CHURCHES

>> TAKING DEEP BREATHS AND YOU'RE LOUD AND PROPELLING WITH YOUR VOICE IT TRAVELS FURTHER SAME THING WITH PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT THAT YOU'RE BLOWING INTO, LIKE SAXOPHONE OR CLARINET SO, LIKE, SCHOOL BAND RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT ARE OF CONCERN >> AND THE THRONGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK OUT AND SOCIALIZE, DARA SAYS YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> I THINK IT'S A LITTLE TOO SOON TO ASSUME THAT WE CAN GO OUT, AND WE CAN HANDLE THAT WITHOUT THERE BEING REPERCUSSIONS >> AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ALTS CONCERNED ABOUT OUTBREAKS FROM LARGE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, LIKE THOSE RECENT MASS PROTESTS WE SAW AND MARCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PEOPLE GETTING A LITTLE TOO COMFORTABLE

>> CABIN FEVER WHEN THE WEATHER IS REALLY NICE OUT THERE, THAT'S YOUR NATURAL REACTION TO WANT TO BE OUT THERE >> WE SEE IT ALL AROUND US, THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES IF WE IGNORE THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WAKING >>> DREAMERS REJOICE AS THE SUPREME COURT REJECTS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO END DACA IN THE SECOND SURPRISING MAJOR DECISION FROM THE CONSERVATIVE-LEANING HIGH COURT THIS WEEK >> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO RISE, IN MANY PLACES, TULSA, OKLAHOMA, IS PREPARING FOR MASSIVE CROWDS, FOR A TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY >>> PLUS, NEW POLLS SHOWING JOE BIDEN WITH A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD >> PLUS, WE'LL CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH BY HONORING THE RICH CULINARY HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THAT GOES BACK TO SLAVERY

NBC FRIDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW THANKS FOR ENDING YOUR WORK WEEK WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA WE BEGIN WITH ANOTHER BIG DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT THAT COURT, HANDING DOWN A VICTORIOUS RULING FOR THE DREAMERS THOSE IMMIGRANTS, BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY, AS YOUNG CHILDREN

BUT THEIR FUTURE IS STILL UNCERTAIN NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: ON THE STEPS OF THE SUPREME COURT, A LEAP FORWARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG IMMIGRANTS, KNOWN AS DREAMERS >> THERE WERE — THERE WAS — AND RIGHT NOW SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE NOT AGAINST US FOR NOW >> CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS THE SWING VOTE IN A 5-4 DECISION THAT BLOCKS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SHUTTING DOWN THE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS PROGRAM, ENACTED UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA

DACA HAS ALLOWED NEARLY 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AS CHILDREN, TO AVOID DEPORTATION JESUS IS A PARAMEDIC WHO CAME TO THE US AT AGE SIX >> I HAVE BEEN ON EDGE THE LAST FEW MONTHS, JUST KIND OF, YOU KNOW, WORRIED TO DEATH ON — ON WHAT THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT WAS GOING TO BE >> WHILE A WIN FOR DREAMERS, THE RULING LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO TRY, AGAIN, TO SHUT DACA DOWN, BY OFFERING A MORE DETAILED JUSTIFICATION

>> UNTIL WE HAVE PERMANENT LEGISLATION THAT CAN SECURE OUR PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY, WE WILL ALWAYS BE WORRIED >> THE SENATE'S TOP DEMOCRAT SPEAKING TO DREAMERS OUTSIDE THE SUPREME COURT >> I AM CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL BECOME AMERICAN CITIZENS, SOMEDAY SOON >> IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK THE CONSERVATIVE COURT HAS RULED AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, IN A MAJOR CASE FOLLOWING MONDAY'S DECISION PROTECTING LGBTQ WORKERS PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING, DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE ME? AND SAYING, QUOTE, THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS IN THE FACE OF CONSERVATIVES

IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY THINK THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE HIM BUT HE IS HAVING A MAJOR IMPACT ON FEDERAL COURTS THE PRESIDENT IS ON TRACK HIS MAKE HIS 200th JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION NEXT WEEK THAT'S A NUMBER NOT SEEN IN AN ADMINISTRATION IN FOUR DECADES JUSTIN WALKER WAS CONFIRMED TO THE DC COURT OF APPEALS THIS WEEK WALKER WILL LIKELY REMAIN ON THE BENCH FOR DECADES >> IN ATLANTA, THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS HAVE TURNED THEMSELVES IN

THIS, AS SHORTAGES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ENTER A SECOND DAY OUR BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE LATEST >> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS MORNING, A FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER IS WAKING UP IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS BUT THE LEADER OF THE POLICE UNION, HERE, IN ATLANTA TELLS ME THAT, FOR MANY OFFICERS ON THE FORCE, THOSE CHARGES RAILRWERE A BREAKING POINT >> THE MEN CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SURRENDERING TO OFFICIALS FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, GARRETT ROLFE, AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN

>> I HAVE FULL FAITH IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> BROSNAN, CHARGED WITHIN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BREAKING HIS SILENCE, WITH HIS ATTORNEY, ON MSNBC, AFTER POSTING BAIL >> I THINK THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT, AND IT'S TOTALLY — TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> BROSNAN'S LAWYER DENYING THAT HIS CLIENT FAILED TO PROVIDE FIRST AID AND STOOD ON BROOKS' SHOULDERS >> IT IS PREPOSTEROUS, AND IT IS NOT TRUE ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS LOOK AT THE VIDEO

>> AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE, CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER, SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED >> I'M KIND OF GETTING TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS RUNNING AWAY MR BROOKS WAS NOT RUNNING AWAY MR

BROOKS TURNED AND OFFERED EXTREME VIOLENCE TOWARDS A UNIFORMED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER >> AROUND ATLANTA, AS THE CHARGES CAME DOWN, SOME OFFICERS WALKING OFF THE JOB, IN PROTEST OTHERS, GOING RADIO SILENT, ACCORDING TO A UNION LEADER >> WE ARE NOT ANSWERING 911 CALLS RIGHT NOW DUE TO PERSONNEL ISSUES >> WERE THOSE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY

AND I WOULD SAY NOT SOME, I WOULD SAY THE MARKJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA >> THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER-THAN-USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENY THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB ADDING, THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS LAST FRIDAY, TWO OF OFFICER ROLFE'S GUNSHOTS WENT INTO BROOKS' BACK A THIRD, HITTING THIS SUV, ACCORDING TO THE DA THE PEOPLE INSIDE, VISITING FROM TENNESSEE >> WE COME TO ATLANTA TO TRY TO CONQUER DREAMS, NOT WITNESS TO MURDERS

>> AND HEARING FROM BROOKS HIMSELF, IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW FROM FEBRUARY WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT, HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS RUN-INS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> IF YOU DO SOME THINGS THAT'S WRONG, YOU PAY YOUR DEBTS TO SOCIETY AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE THE SYSTEM COULD, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW, JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE YOU KNOW, AND, YOU KNOW, NOT — NOT JUST DO US, AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS THAT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO CONVENE A GRAND JURY UNTIL SOMETIME IN OCTOBER

PHILLIP >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT >> WITH A LITTLE OVER FOUR MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY, JOE BIDEN IS WIDENING HIS LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT ACCORDING TO A FOX NEWS POLL, FEAR MAY BE THE REASON BEHIND IT 63% OF BIDEN SUPPORTERS SAY FEAR THAT TRUMP MIGHT WIN IS BEHIND THEIR VOTE COMPARED TO 33% OF TRUMP SUPPORTERS SAYING THE SAME ABOUT BIDEN

WHEN IT CAME TO ENTHUSIASM ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE, TRUMP SCORED HIGHER, AT 62%, VERSUS BIDEN'S 31% AND BREAKING JUST A FEW HOURS AGO ON MSNBC MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR PULLED OUT OF VP — AND CALLED ON BIDEN TO CHOOSE A WOMAN OF COLOR AS HIS RUNNING MATE >> CAMPAIGN IN TULSA TOMORROW NIGHT AND MANY OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS ARE EAGER TO ATTEND THAT MASS GATHERING EVEN THOUGH OKLAHOMA IS ONE OF MANY STATES SEEING SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HERE IS NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY

>> IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES COMES AS CROWDS LINE UP EARLY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS >> I'VE WANTED TO COME TO ONE ALL MY LIFE I'M 68 YEARS OLD AND HERE I AM >> ROSY MATLOCK WILL BE CAMPING IN HER CHAIR UNTIL SATURDAY ONE OF THE 20,000 SUPPORTERS EXPECTED TO PACK BOK ARENA

>> I'M AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE VIRUS AS I AM ABOUT EVERY YEARLY FLU >> BUT NEW NUMBERS SHOW A 100% SPIKE IN TULSA CASES, IN JUST THE PAST WEEK A STAT, COMMISSIONER KAREN KEITH SAYS, IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE >> IF YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP IN FRONT OF YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU TELL HIM >> I WOULD BEG HIM AS THE NATIONAL LEADER TO CALL THIS OFF >> OFFERING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND MASKS BUT NO REQUIREMENT, JUST YET, TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM

>> WE KNOW WHAT HIGH RISK MEANS BUT LARGELY, IT MEANS OLDER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY OLDER PEOPLE, SENIOR CITIZENS >> I AM CONCERNED I REALLY AM BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK

>> AND THIS MORNING, DUE TO THAT RECENT SPIKE IN COVID CASES, THE BOK CENTER HAS NOW FORMALLY REQUESTED THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE A WRITTEN PLAN, ON HOW THEY WANT TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE INSIDE THAT ARENA COME SATURDAY PHILLIP >> MORGAN, THANK YOU >> WELL, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR THAT RALLY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS STILL BATTLING A BOOK FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO PUBLISH AN EXPLOSIVE TELL-ALL NEXT WEEK, DESPITE BEING HIT WITH LAWSUITS WE'RE JOINED, NOW, BY NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, BOLTON IS MAKING A LOT OF BOMBSHELL ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

>> AND NOW, HE'S SPEAKING OUT, PUBLICLY, IN AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THOSE ACCUSATIONS, FRANCES SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT PLACED HIS OWN RE-ELECTION OVER WHAT WAS GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY THAT HE USED OBSTRUCTION — OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WAS A WAY OF LIFE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT HE ASKED PERSONAL FAVORS OR DID PERSONAL FAVORS FOR DICTATORS THAT HE LIKED BOLTON, ALSO, SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS, STUNNINGLY, UNINFORMED >> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE COMPETENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY GUIDING PRINCIPLE, THAT I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN, OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S RE-ELECTION >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" THAT BOLTON IS A LIAR, WHO EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED AND HE TWEETED THAT HE WAS A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO WANTED TO GO TO WAR

NOW, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING AN INJUNCTION TO KEEP THAT BOOK FROM HITTING STORE SHELVES THEY WANT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND BOLTON'S TEAM IS FIGHTING THAT ALSO, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, IN A STATEMENT, SAYS THAT BOLTON'S FINAL PUBLIC ROLE IS THAT OF A TRAITOR SO SOME SIGNIFICANT PUSHBACK FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AS THIS BOOK MAKES ITS WAY TO THE PUBLIC FRANCES >> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> IN BROOKLYN, THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION AT A COFFEE SHOP OVER A BLACK LIVES MATTER SIGN CHECK IT OUT >> NO, I DON'T NEED TO LEAVE [ BLEEP ] >> YOU NEED TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE CHOOSING TO BE OFFENDED

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME HERE >> I'M NOT CHOOSING TO BE OFFENSIVE >> DO YOU SEE THIS [ BLEEP ] >> I'M NOT A RACIST YES, YOU ARE

>> THE MAN WAS PROTESTING THAT ALL LIVES MATTER THE OWNER OF THE COFFEE SHOP HAD TO END UP CLOSING THE STORE, JUST TO GET HIM TO LEAVE THEY SAY THIS WASN'T AN ISOLATED INCIDENT THEY SAY THEY STRONGLY STAND WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER >> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS KEEPING AN EYE ON TROUBLE SPOTS IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA JANESSA, GOOD MORNING YOU KNOW WHAT? JANESSA, HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE WITH JANESSA RIGHT NOW WE'LL CHECK BACK IN WITH HER IN A LITTLE BIT >> MAYBE WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT LAST THING WE SAW RIGHT NOW

THE ALL LIVES MATTER WITH NO MASK ON SAYING THAT ALL LIVES MATTER I GUESS THE HEALTH CLEARLY DIDN'T MATTER >> I STARTED TO AND THEN, I SAID, WE DON'T HATHT MUCH TIME I WANTED TO GIVE JANESSA SOME OF THE TIME TOO MUCH WOULD BE SPEWING OUT OF MY MOUTH

>> HOPEFULLY, WE CAN GET JANESSA BACK TO TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER FATHER'S DAY OF COURSE >> STILL TO COME HERE, ACTRESS RAVEN SIMONE SURPRISED HER FANS WITH A VERY SPECIAL — OH, I'M HEARING HER >> LET'S POP HER UP IF WE GOT HER HEY THERE SHE IS

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU, JANESSA >> WE HAD A LITTLE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES BUT IT'S IMPORTANT I GIVE YOU THE WEATHER OKAY WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT ARIZONA, OUR SATELLITE COMPOSITE RADAR IS NOW PICKING UP THAT WILDFIRE THAT IS BREWING ACROSS NORTHEAST ARIZONA IT CONTINUES TO BREW AND JUST TWO STATES OVER, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THAT WILL CONTINUE TO REALLY BE ACROSS WEST TEXAS WE'LL WATCH THAT THIS AFTERNOON WITH DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND FEW TORNADOS THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD COLORADO SPRINGS ALL THE WAY TO CHEYENNE, COOLER TEMPERATURES TODAY

STILL IN THE LOWER 60s SO BELOW AVERAGE IN THAT AREA ALSO, GOING TO WATCH STORMS PICKING UP ACROSS FLORIDA, ALL THE WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT WE TALK ABOUT FATHER'S DAY I WILL HAVE THAT FORECAST, KMUG UP >> GLAD YOU POPPED UP THANK YOU ACTRESS RAVEN SIMONE SURPRISED HER FANS WITH A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT DURING PRIDE MONTH

SHE GOT MARRIED IN A PRIVATE WEDDING AND TH >>> JUNETEENTH HAS BEEN CELEBRATED IN PHILADELPHIA SINCE 1997 THE CITY WAS PROUDLY LIT UP IN RED, BLACK AND GREEN AS COLORS OF LIBERATION THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BRIDGE, BOATHOUSE ROW AND THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART ARE JUST SOME OF THE LANDMARKS SHINING BRIGHT THERE THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND YEAR THAT JUNETEENTH HAS BEEN A LEGAL HOLIDAY IN THE STATE >> JUNETEENTH HAS TAKEN ON A NEW IMPORTANCE THIS YEAR AMID THE GROWING DEMANDS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE BUT THE HOLIDAY HAS BEEN A TRADITION, A TRADITIONAL CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM, FAMILY AND FOOD FOR BLACK PEOPLE FOR OVER 100 YEARS HERE'S NBC'S MORGAN RADFORD >> Reporter: IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, IT'S BACK TO BUSINESS FOR GREG AND SABRINA COLLIER THE COUPLE RECENTLY REOPENED THEIR RESTAURANT, LEAH AND LOUISE, SERVING SOUTHERN CUISINE >> WE TRY TO LOOK AT THE MENUS AND TRY TO CURATE SOMETHING THAT IS VERY INTENTIONAL THAT'S ROOTED IN BLACKNESS, BUT SOMETHING THAT EVERYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND >> Reporter: FOR JUNETEENTH, THEY'RE SERVING MEMPHIS-STYLED PORK RIBS AND POTATO SALAD >> GREG AND I WANT TO USE THIS JUNETEENTH TO SAY — THAT'S FREEDOM DAY, WE'RE STILL FIGHTING >> SO, WE WANT TO SAY, LOOK, THIS IS WHO WE ARE, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE FROM >>> JUNETEENTH RECOGNIZES THE DAY ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE WERE FINALLY FREED

DURING SLAVERY, THEY PRESERVED AFRICAN TRADITION, BY COOKING WITH WHAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE >> YOUR FOODS OF ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE ARE SOME OF THE BEDROCKS OF SO-CALLED SOUL FOOD >> FROM HIS KITCHEN IN HARLEM, DONOVAN WOODLEY RUNS THE WEEKENDER A MEAL SERVICE DELIVERING GOURMET SOUL FOOD >> YOU ARE MAKING EACH PLATE AND COOKING IT, AND THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, SERVING IT >> YEAH

BRINGING IN THE TYPE OF FOOD THAT I MAKE, I THINK IS A GOOD SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AROUND ME TO FEEL THE THINGS THAT THEY FELT GROWING UP A REMINDER OF A HISTORY HE SAYS IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED >> FROM WHEN WE WERE ENSLAVED FROM US MAKING FOOD FROM SCRAP, AND CREATING IT INTO SOMETHING THAT CAN BE TABLE WORTHY THAT'S A FEAT OF ITS OWN >> BLACK CHEFS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY LAST YEAR, ONLY 14% OF CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS WERE BLACK

>> THE TIME HAS COME IT IS LONG PAST TIME TO BE CELEBRATED AND TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED >> FOR WOODLEY, HIS JUNETEENTH TAKEOUT BRUNCH IS A NECESSARY REMINDER >> THAT PROCESS OF FEELING JOY AROUND PEOPLE THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, DURING THIS QUARANTINE, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF RIGHT? A JOY ROOTED IN HISTORY AND FELLOWSHIP MORGAN RADFORD, NBC NEWS ♪ I'M A YOUNG BLACK MAN, DOING ALL THAT I CAN ♪ >> THAT'S 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING HIS POWERFUL SONG TITLED "I JUST WANT TO LIVE" WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY HIS MORGTHER THE SONG GAINED VIRAL ATTENTION, AND HE HAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED A DEAL WITH WARNER RECORD >> I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIS STAR RISE HIGHER AND HIGHER JAMIE FOXX IS SET TO STAR IN A BIO PIC ABOUT MIKE TYSON A YOUNG TYSON'S RISE TO BOXING STARDOM AND HIS TRANSGRESSIONS USED THE RING THE ACTOR WHO WON AS >>> LOOK AT THESE FACES

AU ALL MORNING, WE ARE HONORING MANY OF THE DADS, STEPDAD, GRANDDADS, WE HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS DOING WELL AND STAYING SAFE DURING THIS INCREDIBLE YEAR OF 2020 ENJOY FATHER'S DAY ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY >> INCREDIBLE IS ONE WAY TO PUT IT, RIGHT? >> ALL THE ADJECTIVES WE CAN COME UP WITH JANESSA, HOW IS THE WEEKEND LOOKING? >> YOU KNOW, PRETTY FANTASTIC WEEKEND IF YOU ARE GOING, I KNOW THE BELMONT STAKES, GOING TO BE LOOKING A LOT DIFFERENT THAT YEAR SO IF YOU ARE WATCHING THAT ON TE TELEVISION >>> OUR STAFF HERE AT "EARLY TODAY" WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK ALL THE FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, STEPDADS, AND FATHER FIGURES, WHO DID SUCH A STELLAR JOB RAISING US, ON BEHALF OF OUR NBC FAMILY, WE WANT TO WISH YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY THANK YOU WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH >> AS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES REOPEN, POPULAR VENUES LIKE BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, THEATERS, EVEN HOUSES OF WORSHIP

THERE IS NEW CONCERN THAT THESE PLACES COULD BECOME HOTSPOTS FOR CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION, SO-CALLED SUPERSPREADERS NBC'S JOE FRYER HAS MORE >> THEY'RE CALLED SUPERSPREADERS LARGE, CLOSE GATHERINGS WHERE THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE, FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON, TO AN ENTIRE CROWD >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN OUT CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR, WITHOUT MASKS JUST DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING SICK AND SHE SAYS ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS >> TERRIFYING

IT'S TRULY TERRIFYING JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHT YOU THINK THAT YOU'RE JUST GOING TO GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE SICK >> ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT MAINLY TO SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON, WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS BECAUSE INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY RESEARCHERS SAY INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE RISKIEST

VIRUS DROPLETS SPREADING, NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING BUT, ALSO, LOUD TALKING AND EVEN SINGING AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN WASHINGTON STATE BACK IN MARCH, MEMBERS SAY THEY USED HAND SANITIZER, AND REFRAINED FROM CLOSE CONTACT STILL, 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME INFECTED, AND TWO DIED >> THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAT IT COULD HAVE GOTTEN SPREAD, EXCEPT AEROSOL, FROM US BREATHING IN AND OUT AND SINGING IT'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY

>> THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN CHURCHES >> TAKING DEEP BREATHS AND YOU'RE LOUD AND PROPELLING WITH YOUR VOICE IT TRAVELS FURTHER SAME THING WITH PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT THAT YOU'RE BLOWING INTO, LIKE SAXOPHONE OR CLARINET SO, LIKE, SCHOOL BAND RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT ARE OF CONCERN >> AND THE THRONGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK OUT AND SOCIALIZE, DARA SAYS YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> I THINK IT'S A LITTLE TOO SOON TO ASSUME THAT WE CAN GO OUT, AND WE CAN HANDLE THAT WITHOUT THERE BEING REPERCUSSIONS

>> AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ALTS CONCERNED ABOUT OUTBREAKS FROM LARGE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, LIKE THOSE RECENT MASS PROTESTS WE SAW AND MARCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PEOPLE GETTING A LITTLE TOO COMFORTABLE >> CABIN FEVER WHEN THE WEATHER IS REALLY NICE OUT THERE, THAT'S YOUR NATURAL REACTION TO WANT TO BE OUT THERE >> WE SEE IT ALL AROUND US, THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES IF WE IGNORE THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WAKING >>> GOOD MORNING DANGER ZONE

A NEW SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES ACROSS THE SUNBELT SO CONCERNING NEW YORK OFFICIALS NOW CONSIDERING A 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON VISITORS FROM FLORIDA THE STATE THAT ONCE BANNED THEM >> WHO WOULD BELIEVE THIS TURN AROUND? >> AND TULSA, OKLAHOMA, GEARS UP FOR THE PRESIDENT'S RALLY WITH CROWDS AGREEING AND CASES GROWING HEALTH OFFICIALS URGING THE PRESIDENT TO RECONSIDER

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTISTS TO KNOW THIS RALLY PUTS US AT RISK >> THIS MORNING THE VERY LATEST ON WHERE THINGS STAND >>> WAR OVER WORDS JOHN BOLTON AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAVE THEIR SHOWDOWN IN COURT TODAY OVER THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER'S BOMBSHELL BOOK CAN THE WHITE HOUSE STOP ITS RELEASE? A LIVE REPORT STRAIGHT AHEAD

>>> BREAKING HIS SILENCE THE OFFICER INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE CASE TO NBC NEWS >> TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> THE OFFICER ACCUSED OF PULLING THE TRIGGER GOING BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY WHILE HIS FELLOW ATLANTA POLICE PROTEST CALLING OUT SICK OR REFUSING TO ANSWER CALLS >> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND GOING, I LOVE MY JOB

I COULD BE NEXT >> WHERE THE CASE IS HEADED NEXT >>> ALL THAT PLUS JUNETEENTH >> IT IS THAT DEFINING MOMENT OF FREEDOM >> TODAY'S CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA

TAKING ON EVEN GREATER MEANING THIS YEAR INSIDE THE LEGACY OF THE HISTORIC DAY AND THE PUSH TO MAKE IT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TODAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 19th, 2020 >> ANNOUNCER: FROM NBC NEWS, THIS IS "TODAY" WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB LIVE FROM STUDIO 1-A IN ROCKEFELLER PLAZA >> HI, EVERYBODY

WELCOME TO "TODAY" NICE TO HAVE YOU WITH US ON A FRIDAY MORNING HI, CRAIG GOOD MORNING HODA HAS THE MORNING OFF

THIS IS A REALLY SPECIAL DAY STEEPED IN HISTORY >> YEAH GOOD TO SEE YOU GOOD FRIDAY TO YOU AS YOU MENTIONED, IT IS JUNETEENTH

AND CHECK THIS OUT THERE IS THIS REALLY POWERFUL IMAGE IN PHILADELPHIA OVERNIGHT WHERE IT WAS JUST DESIGNATED AN OFFICIAL CITY HOLIDAY SOME KEY LANDMARKS LIT UP IN THE CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH LIBERATION COLORS OF RED, BLACK AND GREEN THERE IN PHILADELPHIA WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO FARRELL WILLIAMS, THE MUSIC SUPERSTAR

HE ACTUALLY HAS PUSHED TO MAKE IT A HOLIDAY IN VIRGINIA HE'S NOW PUSHING TO MAKE IT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY AS WELL WE'LL TALK TO HIM IN THE NEXT HOUR >>> ALL RIGHT WE LOOK FORWARD TO

THAT WE'LL GET TO THE NEWS AND START WITH THE CORONAVIRUS THIS MORNING HEALTH OFFICIALS ACROSS THE SUNBELT ARE REPORTING A NEW SURGE OF INFECTIONS STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA >> IN FACT, A NEW STATEWIDE ORDER IS NOW ISSUED IN CALIFORNIA THAT WILL ONCE AGAIN REQUIRE PEOPLE TO WEAR THOSE MASKS IN MOST PUBLIC SETTINGS >> AND THIS SURGE THAT WE'RE SEEING IS NOT LIMITED TO THE U

S WORLDWIDE, 77 COUNTRIES HAVE SEEN A GROWTH IN NEW CASES OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS AND BACK HERE, THIS IS ALL THE BACKDROP OF CONCERN OVER THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN RALLY IT IS SET FOR TULSA, OKLAHOMA, TOMORROW BUT THAT STATE IS ALSO SEEING A SURGE

MORGAN IS LIVE WITH A REPORT FOR US GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING THESE NUMBERS REALLY ARE CONCERNING BECAUSE IT NOW MEANS THAT TULSA HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN THE ENTIRE STATE ALL THAT SAID, WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND AND SEE THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CAMPING OUT FOR DAYS, YOU REALIZE THEIR PRIORITY ISN'T NECESSARILY COVID-19 BUT BEING INSIDE THAT ARENA WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS

PANDEMIC OR NOT >> Reporter: THIS MORNING LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RETURN TO THE RALLY STAGE IN TULSA OVERNIGHT THE BOK CENTER REQUESTING THE CAMPAIGN PROVIDE MORE DETAILS INCLUDING STEPS THE RALLY WILL INSTITUTE FOR HE HEALTH AND SAFETY THIS COMES AS THE STATE SUPREME COURT IS SET TO RULE ON WHETHER OR NOT ATTENDEES MUST ADHERE TO FACEMASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING THEY'RE NOT REQUIRING ANYONE TO WEAR MASKS

THE PRESIDENT PREDICTING A MASSIVE TURNOUT EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS SURGE IN THE STATE >> WE'RE GOING TO BE IN OKLAHOMA AND IT'S A CROWD LIKE I GUESS NOBODY'S SEEN BEFORE ONE OF THE REASONS WE CHOSE YOUR STATE, AS YOU KNOW, KEVIN, WAS THAT YOU'VE DONE SO, SO WELL WITH THE COVID-19 YOU'VE HANDLED IT INCREDIBLY WELL >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR TOUTING THE CORONAVIRUS RECORD EVEN AS OKLAHOMA REPORTED THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE, 450 NEW CASES, 120 OF THOSE IN TULSA ALONE

>> WE'RE READY TO GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL, GET LIFE BACK TO NORMAL >> Reporter: LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS PUSHING THE PRESIDENT TO POSTPONE THE RALLY >> WE'RE IN A SPIKE IT'S NOT A SPIKE LIKE THIS IT'S A SPIKE LIKE THIS

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO KNOW THIS RALLY PUTS US AT RISK >> Reporter: SATURDAY'S RALLY BEING TOUTED AS A PRO TRUMP FESTIVAL FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS ABOUT 50 HIGH PROFILE SUPPORTERS FLYING IN FOR A SHOW OF FORCE THE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY PLANNING TO ADDRESS BOTH THE PACKED ARENA AND AN OVERFLOW CROWD AT A NEARBY OUTDOOR STAGE OKLAHOMA ACTIVATING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST POLICE THIS WEEKEND NOTING THEY EXPECT UPWARDS OF 100,000 PEOPLE DOWNTOWN INCLUDING A LARGE GROUP OF PROTESTERS

BACK AT THE ARENA, SUPPORTERS SAY THE RISK IS WORTH THE REWARD HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THE VIRUS? >> I AM CONCERNED I REALLY AM BUT, I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK I THINK A LOT OF HIM

AND I'M BEHIND HIM 100% AND I'M WILLING TO RISK THAT >> SO, MORGAN, WHAT PLANS DO LOCAL OFFICIALS HAVE THERE IN CASE THERE IS SPREAD OF THE VIRUS EXTENDING FROM THIS RALLY? >> RIGHT THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH COMMISSIONER IS ASKING ANYONE WHO ATTENDS THIS RALLY TO TRY TO GET TESTED BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT DUE TO THE INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE VIRUS IN THE MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT REMAINING DEFIANT AHEAD OF THE BIG DAY SAYING HE WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE EVEN IF HIS DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISER WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE CROWD

SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT MORGAN IN TULSA FOR US THANK YOU CRAIG, TO YOU >>> WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE BATTLE OVER THAT BOMBSHELL BOOK BY FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON

BOLTON NOW PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE BOOK'S RELEASE NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOLLOWING THIS STOREY PETER, GOOD MORNING >>> GOOD MORNING, CRAIG WITH THE COURT HEARING ON THE ISSUE SET FOR TODAY, JOHN BOLTON IS URGING A FEDERAL JUDGE TO THROW OUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORT TO STOP THE PUBLICATION OF HIS NEW TELL ALL BOOK CALLING IT AN ATTACK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE BOOK CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, A POINT BOLTON'S LAWYER DENIES ADDING, THE BOOK IS ALREADY OUT >> Reporter: THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND HIS OLD BOSS HEATING UP PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTACKING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AS A SICK PUPPY AND SLAMMING HIS SCATHING BOOK AS A COMPILATION OF LIES AND MADE UP STORIES BOLTON REACTING ON ABC NEWS >> I THINK IT'S UNBECOMING OF THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT

I THINK IT DEGRADES THE POLITICAL CIVIL DISCOURSE IN OUR COUNTRY AND JUST NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO IT >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO CALLING BOLTON TRAITOR AND SAYING I WAS IN THE ROOM TOO, A PLAY ON THE TITLE OF HIS BOOK ADDING, JOHN BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES FULLY SPUN HALF TRUTHS AND OUTRIGHT FALSEHOODS AMONG THE ACCUSATIONS IN THE BOOK, BOLTON WRITES, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA, WHICH HE HOPED COULD HELP HIS RE-ELECTION THAT HE TOLD PRESIDENT XI HE WOULD SUPPORT CHINA'S CONTROVERSIAL DETENTION CAMPS FOR MINORITY MUSLIMS THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AIDE >> CHUTELY UNTRUE

NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE >> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY AID TO UKRAINE UNTIL ALL THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD HAD BEEN TURNED OVER THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT CASE BUT BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA AND IN HIS BOOK BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR IMPEACHMENT MALPRACTICE BY NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION BEYOND UKRAINE

>> WHAT HE'S SAYING BASICALLY IS THERE WAS MALPRACTICE AND IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THINGS THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO TELL YOU ABOUT >> Reporter: AND AS THE NATION TODAY COMMEMORATES THE END OF SLAVERY, THE PRESIDENT IS TAKING CREDIT FOR POPULARIZING THE HOLIDAY AFTER FACING BACKLASH FOR INITIALLY SCHEDULING THE TULSA RALLY FOR TONIGHT TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," I DID SOMETHING GOOD I MADE JUNETEENTH VERY FAMOUS

IT'S AN IMPORTANT EVENT IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD OF IT AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT HE TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" HE JUST LEARNED THE MEANI OF JUNETEENTH FROM AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SECRET SERVICE AGENT IN FACT, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PUT OUT A STATEMENT ON JUNETEENTH UNDER HIS NAME EACH OF THE LAST THREE YEARS TODAY SENATOR CAMILLA HARRIS AND OTHER DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

CRAIG? >> PETER, MEANWHILE, ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING AS THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO STIRRING UP SOME NEW CONTROVERSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THE OVERNIGHT, TWITTER POSTED A WARNING LABEL ON ANOTHER TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS TIME CALLING IT MANIPULATED MEDIA BASICALLY, IT'S DESIGNED TO MISLEAD

THE CLIP SHOWS A VIRAL VIDEO OF THOSE TWO TODDLERS, ONE BLACK, THE OTHER WHITE HUGGING YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS ONE BEFORE BUT IN THE NEW VERSION, IT IS LAYERED WITH OMINOUS MUSIC AND A FAKE CNN GRAPHIC THAT READS RACIST BABY, PROBABLY A TRUMP VOTER THE ORGINAL REAL STORY IS ABOUT A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO TODDLERS AND IT COMES THE VERY SAME DAY THAT FACEBOOK REMOVED A SERIES OF TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADS THAT FEATURED AN UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLE, A SYMBOL USED BY THE NAZIS TO IDENTIFY POLITICAL PRISONERS DURING WORLD WAR II

FACEBOOK SAID THE ADS VIOLATED THE COMPANY'S POLICY AGAINST ORGANIZED HATE THE CAMPAIGN INSISTS IT WAS USING THE ADS TO TARGET ANTIFA THE PRESIDENT BLAMED FOR VIOLENCE AND RIOTING DURING RECENT PROTESTS WILL CRAIG? >> PETER ALEXANDER, THANK YOU >>> SAVANNAH? >>> CRAIG, ANOTHER MAJOR STORY INVOLVING THE WHITE HOUSE

THE SUPREME COURT HAS BLOCKED THE ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORT TO END THE DACA PROGRAM THAT, OF COURSE, AFFECTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS KNOWN AS DREAMERS WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THAT GABE, GOOD MORNING >> SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING

IT IS A HUGE VICTORY AND ANOTHER SURPRISING RULING WHERE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE JOINS THE COURTS LIBERALS TO SWAY THE VOTE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING THE RULING IS REVERBERATING ACROSS AMERICA AFTER THE SUPREME COURT BLOCKED A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO END DACA ABOUT 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS ARE NOW CELEBRATING THE DECISION >> SO MANY TEARS OF JUST JOY, EXCITEMENT, AND ALSO RELIEF >> Reporter: RELIEF BECAUSE SINCE 2017, THEY'VE BEEN IN LEGAL LIMBO

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAD HAD DECLARED THE PROGRAM ILLEGAL IT HAD BEEN LAUNCHED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2012 ALLOWING DREAMERS WHO HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO THE US AS CHILDREN BY THEIR UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS TO STAY IN THE US

GO, TO SCHOOL, AND GET JOBS >> WE'RE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ONCE AGAIN ENGAGE IN THE KIND OF LEGISLATING FROM THE BENCH THAT LIBERAL COURTS HAVE DONE OVER MANY DECADES >> Reporter: BUT IT WAS CONSERVATIVE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WHO SWAYED THE VOTE JOINING THE COURT'S FOUR LIBERALS AND VOTED WITH THEM IN THIS WEEK'S LANDMARK DECISION PROTECTING GAY, LESBIAN AND AND TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES ANOTHER DACA RECIPIENT IS 22 YEARS OLD HER MOTHER BROUGHT HER FROM MEXICO TO THE U

S WHEN SHE WAS 6 >> YOU KNOW, MOST OF US CAME WITHOUT KNOWING WE WERE COMING AS KIDS AND NOW WE'RE TRYING TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THAT — WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR JOBS >> Reporter: SHE NOW LIVES IN NEW YORK WITH HER YOUNGER SISTER WHO WAS BORN HERE SEAN A U

S CITIZEN FOR THEM, THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION WAS WELCOME NEWS >> IT'S LIKE A CELEBRATION FOR ALL OF US

THIS IS NOT WHERE IT ENDS THIS IS BASICALLY WHERE EVERYTHING JUST BEGINS >> SO WHAT'S NEXT? WELL, IT'S UNCLEAR IF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL TRY TO SHUT DACA DOWN AGAIN THIS TIME BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD LIKELY LEAD TO MORE COURT BATTLES

MEANWHILE, DREAMERS ARE RENEWING THEIR CALLS FOR A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP BUT CONGRESS IS UNLIKELY TO TAKE THAT UP UNTIL AT LEAST AFTER THE ELECTION CRAIG? >> GABE GUTIERREZ FOR ON THIS FRIDAY, THANK YOU >>> WE'RE HEARING FROM ONE OF THE ATLANTA OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS THIS AFTER BOTH MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING TURNED THEMSELVES IN

BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FROM THE BEGINNING SHE JOINS US FROM ATLANTA THIS MORNING GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> WELL CRAIG, GOOD MORNING TO YOU DEVIN BROSNAN WAS IN AND OUT OF JAIL IN A MATTER OF HOURS

SHORTLY AFTER HE BONDED OUT, HE WAS SPEAKING LIVE ON MSNBC HE IS FACING LESSER OF THE CHARGES THE OFFICER BEING CHARGED WITH MURDER, GARRETT ROLFE, IS STILL IN JAIL >> Reporter: THIS MORNING BOOKED AND BEHIND BARS, FIRED ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ALSO FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, OFFICER DEVERN BROSNAN, SURRENDERING THEN POSTING BAIL THURSDAY BEFORE BREAKING HIS SILENCE ON MSNBC

>> I THINK THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT AND IT'S TOTALLY — TOTAL TRAGEDY A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> Reporter: BROSNAN APPEARED WITH HIS ATTORNEY WHO SAID WHEN THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS LAST FRIDAY IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, OFFICER BROSNAN WAS THROWN TO THE GROUND AS BROOKS RESISTED LEAVING THE OFFICER WITH A CONCUSSION >> HE IS DISORIENTED AND DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHO SHOT THE GUN HE ACTUALLY HIDES BEHIND A CAR WHEN HE HEARS THE GUN SHOTS

THEN WALKS UP TO THE SCENE >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE PROMISING HIS CLIENT WILL BE VINDICATED IN COURT ALL OF THIS IS LEADING TO PROTESTS OF THEIR OWN WERE THOSE CHARGING A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> ABSOLUTELY AND I WOULD SAY NOT SOME, I WOULD SAY MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA

>> Reporter: POLICE SCANNER TRAFFIC TELLS THE STORY >> WE ARE NOT ANSWERING 911 CALLS DUE TO PERSONNEL ISSUES >> Reporter: OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK OR GOING RADIO SICK ACCORDING TO THE UNION LEADER WHO SAYS MANY ARE FED UP >> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND GOING, IF I GO OUT AND DO MY JOB, I COULD BE NEXT >> Reporter: THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY ARE EXPERIENCING AN HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENY THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB ADDING THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND I EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS BROOKS DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT WHEN OFFICER ROLFE FIRED TWO GUN SHOTS GOING INTO HIS BACK A THIRD BULLET STRUCK AN SUV WHERE MICHAEL PERKINS WAS SITTING WITH FRIENDS >> I WITNESSED THE MURDER I ALMOST WAS KILLED MYSELF I FEEL BAD ABOUT IT

I'M GLAD THE FAMILY IS GETTING JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE >> AND BROOKS' FAMILY ANNOUNCED THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS THE SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY AT THE HISTORIC EBENEEZER BAPTIST CHURCH HERE IN ATLANTA IT'S THE CHURCH THAT WAS ONCE PASTORED BY DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

SAVANNAH? >> BLAYNE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU >>> WE HAVE MUCH MORE TO GET TO THIS MORNING INCLUDING THE DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTING THAT ANOTHER 15 MILLION PEOPLE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AGAIN FITS LAST WEEK AND STILL OTHERS, THEY'RE WAITING IN LONG LINES LOOKING FOR HELP TOM COSTELLO JOINS US WITH MORE ON THAT

GOOD MORNING, TOM >> GOOD MORNING THAT'S 15 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP TO PAY THE RENT OR THE MORTGAGE, THE GROCERY BILL, GASOLINE BILL YOU KNOW, THERE HAS BEEN HOPE THAT WE WOULD SEE A VERY QUICK REBOUND IN THE ECONOMY

A V SHAPED RECOVERY BUT NOW WE'RE IN THE 13th WEEK OF AT LEAST A MILLION PEOPLE SEEKING HELP >> Reporter: FROM STATE TO STATE, BACKLOG AND DESPERATION FROM ALABAMA — >> I HAVE KIDS AND FAMILY I NEED THIS MONEY >> Reporter: TO OKLAHOMA

>> I'M AT A COMPLETE LOSS TO KNOW WHAT THE HECK TO DO I HAVE BILLS I HAVE RENT COMING >> Reporter: KENTUCKY WHERE HUNDREDS WAITED FOR EIGHT HOUR STRETCHES AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY INCOME OR UPDATE ON THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS EMILY MILLER GOT IN LINE AT 3:30 A

M >> IT'S RIDICULOUS I MEAN, AFTER 90 DAYS YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT SOMEBODY CAN'T HELP ME >> Reporter: WASHINGTON STATE AND OREGON HAVE BOTH CALLED IN NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO HELP PROCESS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CLAIMS NATIONWIDE, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS ANOTHER 1

5 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK ALONE WHILE THAT'S THE LOWEST WEEKLY NUMBER SINCE MARCH, A STUNNING 205 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STILL RECEIVING BENEFITS >> THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY THIS DOWN TURN HAVE BEEN MINORITIES, LOW INCOME WORKERS, BLUE COLLAR WORKERS, THOSE THAT CAN'T WORK AT HOME AND WOMEN AS WELL >> JOCELYN TAYLOR WAS LAID OFF IN MARCH FROM HER JOB AS AN ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER IN GALVESTON, TEXAS

SIX MONTHS PREGNANT, SHE JUST STARTED RECEIVING A CHECK BUT NOW FEARS GOING BACK TO WORK >> BEING A HIGH RISK PREGNANCY ON TOP OF THE PANDEMIC, IT MAKES YOU NERVOUS ABOUT DOING ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF BEING AT HOME >> Reporter: WITH CONCERN THE ECONOMY WON'T TURN OREN ON A DIME, THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN IS URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL $600 A WEEK IN UNEMPLOYMENT AID SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF JULY >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME OF THE JOBS ARE NOT COMING BACK SOON >> Reporter: THE STATES WITH THE MOST UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK, CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, OKLAHOMA, AND NEW YORK

THE STATES WITH THE BIGGEST DROP IN CLAIMS, FLORIDA, TEXAS, GEORGIA, AND MICHIGAN BACK IN KENTUCKY, UTTER FRUSTRATION >> WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE'RE YOUR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> SO WHILE 20 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE NOW FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR ARE RECEIVING THE BENEFITS, ANOTHER NINE MILLION ARE RECEIVING PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE OF SOME SORT SO THAT IS NEARLY 30 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK AND RECEIVING SOME SORT OF HELP

SAVANNAH? >> YEAH AND THEN THEY NEED THE HELP TOO TOM COSTELLO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH CRAIG? >>> ALL RIGHT 7:19

FEELS LIKE IT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO TAKE THAT FIRST LOOK AT THE WEATHER AND FOR THAT, NO ONE BETTER WHAT'S UP, MR ROKER? >> WELL, I JUST — I'M GLAD TO SEE ON THIS FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND THE DELANO PLAID TAKING A RETURN >> YOU PICKED THIS OUT LAST YEAR

ONCE A YEAR, THAT'S WHAT WE CAN DO >> WHO CAN FORGET THAT JACKET? >> HOW ABOUT THE WEATHER, SIR? >> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL JACKET IT'S A BEAUTIFUL JACKET OKAY LET'S START OFF

SHOW YOU WHAT WE HAVE HAPPENING TODAY MOST OF THE ACTION RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO BE CENTERED IN THE MIDSECTION OF THE COUNTRY WE ALREADY HAVE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FIRING UP KANSAS, OKLAHOMA THE TODAY, TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA WILL BE UNDER THE GUN DAMAGING WIND, HAIL UP TO AN INCH

CAN'T RULE OUT A TORNADO OR TWO AS THIS SYSTEM PUSHES TO THE EAST, WE LOOK FOR SEVERE STORMS LIKELY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS AS THAT COLD FRONT TRACKS TO THE EAST THEN TOMORROW, DOWNPOURS FROM IOWA UP TO MICHIGAN, ISOLATED AREAS OF FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE WE MAY SEE UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN PER HOUR STRETCHING FROM THE UP

>>> BACK NOW 7:30 ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING, 19th OF JUNE, 2020 SO THAT WAS CARSON AND AL AND I CELEBRATING FATHER'S DAY WITH EACH OTHER LAST YEAR TRYING OUT THE HOT TREND OF AX THROWING SEEMED LIKE IONS AGO NOW THOUGH, RIGHT? >> YEAH IT DOES

BUT I HOPE YOU'RE KEEPING UP THE TRADITION >> WE DID >> YOU ALWAYS HAVE GREAT CONVERSATIONS >> WE HAD TO DO IT VIRTUALLY THIS YEAR BUT WE STILL HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME, ACTUALLY

WE'LL SHARE THAT NEXT HOUR OUR FATHER'S DAY TRADITION CONTINUES >> I LOVE THAT I REALLY DO LET'S GET TO THE HEADLINES AT 7:30 ON FRIDAY MORNING

THE PRESIDENT MOVING AHEAD WITH HIS CAMPAIGN RALLY FOR TOMORROW IN TULSA OKLAHOMA IS EXPERIENCING A RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES THE BOK CENTER WHERE THE RALLY IS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD REQUESTED THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE MORE DETAILS WHAT STEPS THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY THE VENUE HOLDS JUST UNDER 20,000 PEOPLE AND THE CAMPAIGN IS PROMISING TEMPERATURE CHECKS, HAND SANITIZER AND MASKS

ALTHOUGH MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE WORN >>> SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR HAS WITHDRAWN HER NAME FROM THE NAMES OF POSSIBLE RUNNING MATES FOR JOE BIDEN THURSDAY NIGHT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MSNBC, THE MINNESOTA SENATOR SAID AMERICA MUST SEIZE ON THIS HISTORIC MOMENT IN TIME >> I TRULY BELIEVE AS I ACTUALLY TOLD THE VICE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT WHEN I CALLED HIM THAT I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT TO PUT A WOMAN OF COLOR ON THAT TICKET >> BIDEN SAID THAT HE HOPES TO ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE BY AUGUST 1st

>>> AND AN ABANDON BUS MADE FAMOUS BY THE BOOK AND MOVIE "INTO THE WILD" WAS REMOVED YESTERDAY FROM THE ALASKA BACK COUNTRY WHERE IT SAT FOR DECADES THE BUS HAS ATTRACTED ADVENTURERS TO AN AREA THAT DOESN'T HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE, VERY UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER SOME HAVE NEEDED TO BE RESCUED THE SUBJECT OF THE BOOK AND MOVIE DIED THERE IN 1992 NOW THE BUS WILL BE KEPT IN A SECURE LOCATION UNTIL OFFICIALS DECIDE WHAT EXACTLY TO DO WITH IT, CRAIG

>> ALL RIGHT >>> BACK TO CORONAVIRUS NOW THE SURGE IN NEW CASES AND A DWINDLING SUPPLY OF HOSPITAL BEDS ARE SETTING OFF NATIONWIDE WARNINGS TEXAS, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA ARE SETTING NEW DAILY HIGHS OTHER STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA ARE TIGHTENING THE RULES TO TRY TO STOP THE SPREAD

SAM BROCK JOINS US WITH A VERY LATEST ON ALL OF IT SAM, GOOD MORNING >> CRAIG, GOOD MORNING AT LEAST TEN STATES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE SEEN NEW HIGHS THIS WEEK AND THAT INCLUDES FLORIDA WHICH ONE MODEL IS PREDICTING IS THE NATION'S NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER AS THE CASES AND DEATHS MOUNT SO DOES THE PRESSURE FOR REQUIRING MASKS >> Reporter: THE HUMAN TOLL OF A MONTH'S LONG EPIDEMIC WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS OF ICU NURSES

>> OUR ICUs ARE FULL WE'RE STRUGGLING >> Reporter: AND THE PAIN SITS ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS GRIEVING >> WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER BREAK DOWN AFTER SHE LOST HER SISTER, AFTER SHE LOST HER NEPHEW, AFTER SHE LOST HER BEST FRIEND — >> Reporter: THE TESTIMONIALS REVEALING A CRISIS THAT SEEMS TO WORSEN BY THE DAY ARIZONA JUST TOPPED ANOTHER DAILY RECORD 2500 CASES

TEXAS HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM COVID-19 UP TO 95% SINCE MEMORIAL DAY AND FLORIDA, 16 STRAIGHT DAYS OF 1,000 PLUS POSITIVE TESTS WITH THE NEW MODEL SUGGESTING THE SUNSHINE STATE IS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER >> BUT I THINK THE STATE AS A WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING INTO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE EPIDEMIC >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR SAYS PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS LIKELY IS PLAYING MAJOR ROLE IN THE SURGE

>> IF THEY'RE WEARING A MASK, THAT REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS THAT SPREAD AROUND THEM THAT CAN INFECT THEIR NEIGHBOR >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR NOW REQUIRING RESIDENTS OF THE MOST POPULAR STATE TO WEAR MASKS IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR FINALLY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS >> AND THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE GUIDANCE

>> Reporter: AND TEXAS'S HEAD OF STATE GREG ABBOTT GRANTING LEEWAY TO COUNTIES THAT HAVE BEEN ACTING ON THEIR OWN IT COMES AS 13 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE OR PRESUMED POSITIVE WHILE THE STATE ANNOUNCED STUDENTS WILL BE RETURNING TO CAMPUS THIS FALL THE MASK ISSUE, UNMASKING TENSIONS IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, A PROPOSED MANDATE FAILED IN A DEADLOCK, EVERY WHITE COUNCIL MEMBER VOTING NO AND EVERY BLACK COUNCIL MEMBER YES >> THE PEOPLE YOU BENEFIT BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19, HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM NO? >> ONE OF THOSE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO OPPOSED THE MY SURE LATER SAYING HE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART

HE WAS WRONG TO VOTE NO IN OTHER MASK RELATED NEWS THIS MORNING AMC THEATERS, THE LARGEST CHAIN IN THE COUNTRY, IS REOPENING NEXT MONTH THEY WILL NOT BE REQUIRING MASKS BUTHE CHAIN DOES SAY THERE WILL BE OTHER SAFETY AND SANITIZING MEASURES PUT INTO >>> WE'RE BACK WITH OUR SERIES FOCUSING ON INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

YOU HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT STORY TO SHARE THIS MORNING >> TWO BROTHERS, BOTH IN OKLAHOMA, BOTH WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER AND TRYING FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS TO GET THEIR DAY IN COURT I TALKED TO THESE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH ABOUT THEIR LONG QUEST FOR JUSTICE >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN WEEKS SINCE PROTESTERS STARTED TAKING TO THE STREETS BUT THE VIDEOS KEEP COMING, FUELING THE OUTRAGE OVER POLICE BRUTALITY LIKE THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM NORTH TULSA, OKLAHOMA, LAST WEEK

A BLACK TEENAGER FORCEFULLY ARRESTED FOR JAY WALKING >> WHY ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON ME? >> Reporter: COREY AT CONTINUE SON IS FROM THE SAME PART OF TOWN AND HE REMEMBERS GROWING UP UNDER THE SUSPICIOUS EYE OF THE POLICE THAT IS BEFORE THEY PUT HIM AWAY FOR LIFE FOR A MURDER HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT IS THERE A POINT OVER THE LAST 20 PLUS YEARS YOU THOUGHT I'M GOING TO DIE HERE? >> TIMES WHEN YOU GET DENIED IN COURT, YOU FEEL LOW

YOU JUST WANT TO SAY GIVE SOMETIMES >> Reporter: WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST POINT? >> IT WAS PROBABLY IN SITUATIONS WHEN I WANTED TO BE OUT THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HELP HER BUT I COULDN'T >> Reporter: COREY'S DAUGHTER COURTNEY WAS BORN A FEW MONTHS AFTER HIS FATHER STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE >> IT FEELS LIKE I WAS FAILING HER IT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T EVEN MY FAULT

>> Reporter: A 2017 STUDY OF THE NATIONAL EXONERATION REGISTRY SHOWS THAT INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER THAN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE TULSA DEFENSE LAWYER JOE NORWOOD WAS CONVINCED COREY IS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATEN HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IF HE DIDN'T SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER >> PART WAY THROUGH THE TESTIMONY HE GOES, YOU KNOW WHAT? I CAN'T DO THIS

WHAT I JUST TESTIFIED TO ISN'T THE TRUTH I WAS TOLD TO SAY IT BY THESE DETECTIVES I DIDN'T SEE COREY DO ANYTHING >> Reporter: TWO OTHER EYEWITNESSES ALSO TOLD NORWOOD THEY HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO LIE ON THE STAND NORWOOD KNEW WHAT THAT WAS

>> A PATTERN OF CONDUCT A PATTERN OF HOW TO GAIN CONVICTION >> WHILE COREY LANGUISHED IN PRISON, ANOTHER NORTH TULSA MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT HE, TOO, HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON FORCED TESTIMONY UNBELIEVABLY MALCOLM WAS COREY'S YOUNGER BROTHER >> DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR BROTHER TOLD US THAT HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON? >> I MEAN, THERE IS NO BLAME ON MY BROTHER AT ALL

I DEFINITELY CAN'T HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T EVEN DO MYSELF >> Reporter: WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM ALSO RECANTED IT WAS TIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THEIR CASES CAME BEFORE JUDGE AGAIN? MALCOLM AND COREY HAD A DEAL >> WE BASICALLY MADE A PACT WITH EACH OTHER

OF WE SAID, MAN, WHOEVER GETS OUT OF HERE FIRST, THEY'RE GOING TO GET THE OTHER ONE >> THE TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR REQUEST THEY DENIED THEY COERCED ANY WITNESSES THE WE SHOT THAT STORY LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, HENCE, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING OR MASK WEARING, SAVANNAH BUT LAST FIVE YEARS, 328 PEOPLE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER, 328 EXONERATED

>> IT'S A STORY THAT COULD BE TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND THIS ONE IS SO PROFOUND I KNOW YOU HAVE A WHOLE SPECIAL ON IT IF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT >> TONIGHT "DATELINE" SPECIAL

"THE LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM" TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN, 9:00 CENTRAL ONLY ON NBC >> CRAIG, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IT IS 44 MINUTES AFTER 7:00 OR 7:44

YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE JUST READ THE TIME IN A SIMPLE WAY LIKE THAT AND AL, IT'S TIME FOR THE WEATHER AND IT'S TIME FOR THE BE WEEKEND >> I'M GOING TO GO OUT AND GET MY SUN DIAL AND BRING IT IN >> THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2020, 7:44 IN THE MORNING

I DON'T KNOW >> WELL, HAPPY JUNETEENTH HAPPY — TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER AND TOMORROW IS FATHER'S DAY COUNTING UP TO 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURES, CARIBOU, MAINE, THREE DAYS AT 90 OR BETTER HOTTEST DAY, 95 YESTERDAY

NEW YORK CITY, HOW MANY 90-DEGREE DAYS? ZIP HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR, 87 ATLANTA, LOOK AT THIS ATLANTA, NO DAYS OF 90 YET THE THEY'VE GOTTEN UP TO 89

THAT'S THE BEST THEY COULD DO ALL RIGHT LET'S LOOK AT WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON AS FAR AS THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE CONCERNED COOL OUT WEST, LOOK, RECORD HIGHS WILL BE IN NEW ENGLAND CARIBOU, MAINE, MAY HIT THEIR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE SINCE THEY STARTED KEEPING RECORDS

97 DEGREES BOSTON, NEAR 90 ROCHESTER, 85 CHICAGO, 92 DEGREES TODAY AND MORE HEAT CONTINUES FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

5:44 PM TOMORROW EASTERN 90 IN CHICAGO BURLINGTON, 90

CLEVELAND WILL BE 83 DEGREES EARLY NEXT WEEK THAT, HEAT CONTINUES YOU'LL FINALLY PROBABLY HIT 90 IN ATLANTA ON SUNDAY MEMPHIS, YOU'LL GET UP TO 93 ON SUNDAY ON FATHER'S DAY TUESDAY, 92 FOR PHILADELPHIA

>>> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 92 >> THAT'S RIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND AND THE LAST OF THE KENNEDY SIBLINGS MAKING HER MARK HERE AND ABROAD HERE IS OUR SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCH WELL A LOOK BACK >> Reporter: JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, THE YOUNG DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY

>> SHE WILL BE THINKING WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THIS COUNTRY? >> Reporter: A MATCHMAKER, SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS JACKIE TO JACK AND ETHEL TO BOBBY, JOEY, HIS FIRST WIFE TO KENNY SHE MARRIED STEPHEN SMITH IN 1956 AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN, ALL WHILE SUPPORTING THE POLITICAL CAREERS OF HER FAMOUS SIBLINGS NOTABLY HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK IN 1960 AND VISITING IRELAND WITH THE PRESIDENT JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH

KENNEDY SMITH REMEMBERING THAT HERE ON "TODAY" >> A TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF AFFECTION AND LOVE FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THAT HE SAID IT WAS THE HAPPIEST THREE DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY >> DECADES LATER AT THE AGE OF 65, SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND

DIPLOMATIC FEATHERS, SHE TRAVELED TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND PERSUADED CLINTON TO GO TO JERRY ADAMS AND THEN VIEWED AS A TERRORIST BY OFFICIALS IN LONDON COME TO THE US THIS ALL LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND YEARS LATER KENNEDY-SMITH ALSO A TIRE LTS ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN DISABILITIES >> MY AIM IS TOTE GET THE PROGRAMS INTO THE SCHOOL

>> THE ORGANIZATION SHE FOUNDED, VERY SPECIAL ARTS, STILL PROVIDES ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDING HER THE MEDAL OF HONOR HER SISTER REMEMBERING THE LAST OF A GENERATION >> SHE WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN I TAKE SOLACE SHE IS JOINING EVERY OTHER MEMBER OF HER FAMILY UP IN HEAVEN

>> Reporter: JEAN KENNEDY-SMITH, THE FIRST KENNEDY WOMAN OF HER GENERATION TO CARVE OUT HER OWN POLITICAL ROLE WAS 92 YEARS OLD ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> SHE REALLY MADE HER OWN MARK >>> IT'S 8:00 ON "TODAY" OFFICIALS URGING PRESIDENT TRUMP TO POSTPONE THE TULSA RALLY AS OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCES THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTISTS TO KNOW THIS RALLY PUTS US AS RISK

>> WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO KEEP ATTENDEES SAFE >>> PLUS, CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH >> WE HAVE TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE STAND >> WE'LL DIVE INTO THE MEANING OF THE HOLIDAY AND FARRELL WILLIAMS JOINS US LIVE TO SHARE HIS VISION FOR FUTURE CELEBRATIONS >> AND CHEERS TO OUR DADS

WE'RE TOASTING CRAIG, AL, AND CARSON AS THEY GET CANDID ABOUT FATHERHOOD IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! >> I LOVE YOU >> I LOVE YOU >> TODAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 19th, 2020 >> I'M TURNING 21 ON THE 21st

>> AND 21 YEARS AGO I RECEIVED THE BEST FATHER'S DAY GIFT EVER >> WE'RE COMING FROM — >> LOUISIANA >> WE WANT TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUTOUT TO OUR BEST DAD EVER >> HI FROM SUNNY SAN DIEGO HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE

WOO-HOO >> I WANT TO WISH MY HUSBAND THE FIRST FATHER'S DAY WHO IS OFF SERVING IN THE COAST GUARD GO DAD! >> I LOVE IT >> SO CUTE HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF THE FATHERS

HAPPY FRIDAY, SPECIAL THANKS IF YOU'RE JUST WAKING UP AND STARTING YOUR DAY WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US HODA HAS THE MORNING OFF CRAIG'S BLAZER HAS THE MORNING ON WE WANT TO EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THIS FAVORITE FASHION CHOICE

I LOVE IT >> MY SON PICKED IT OUT LAST YEAR FOR FATHER'S DAY SO I TOLD HIM I WOULD WEAR IT EVERY YEAR TO MARK FATHER'S DAY SO THAT'S — HENCE THE BRAVERY THANK YOU, MY FRIEND

BY THE WAY, SPEAKING OF FATHER'S DAY, WE GOT A SPECIAL THEMED MY TODAY PLAZA WE'RE GOING TO HONOR REMARKABLE DADS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, COAST TO COAST GOING TO CELEBRATE DADS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES AS WE SAY HELLO TO THE PLAZA >> IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE LET'S GET TO THE NEWS AT 8:00

THE PRESIDENT SUPPORTERS ARE ALREADY LINING UP FOR TOMORROW'S MASSIVE RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA A CORONAVIRUS SURGE HAS HEALTH OFFICIALS THERE EXPRESSING CONCERN THOUGH MORGUE A MORGAN HAS MORE >> THE SURGE IS CONCERNING 450 NEW CASES IN JUST ONE DAY

THE HIGHEST DAILY RECORD THAT OKLAHOMA HAS SEEN SINCE THIS PANDEMIC BEGAN AND NOW THAT WE'RE APPROACHING 24 HOURS UNTIL THIS RALLY KICKS OFF, WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY HOW IT'S GOING TO LOOK THE OKLAHOMA STATE SUPREME COURT REVIEWING A LAWSUIT THAT WAS FILED THAT WOULD MANDATE THAT EVERYONE WHO GOES INSIDE THAT ARENA WEAR A MASK AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE THE BOK CENTER REQUESTED THAT THEY PROVIDE A WRITTEN PLAN ON HOW THEY PLAN TO SPACE OUT THE 19,000 PLUS PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND COME TOMORROW AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF THIS EVENT

WE KNOW THAT UPWARDS OF 100,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO DESCEND UPON TULSA THIS WEEKEND I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CAMPING OUT FOR DAYS BEHIND ME ONE GENTLEMAN COMING IN AS FAR AS BOSTON THAT NUMBER IS ONLY EXPECTED TO GO UP AS WE GET CLOSER TO THAT ARRIVAL DATE WE'LL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON TULSA AS THIS RALLY GETS SET

FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT MORGAN THERE IN OKLAHOMA THE THANK YOU >>> IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, THE RISING NUMBER OF CASES AND GROWING DEMAND FOR HOSPITAL BEDS ADDED NEW URGENCY TO THE DEBATE OVER WEARING MASKS

NBC'S SAM BROCK JOINS US FROM MIAMI WITH THREE THINGS TO WATCH ON THIS I FROM SAM, GOOD MORNING >> CRAIG, GOOD MORNING WE JUST HEARD FROM MORGAN IN OKLAHOMA A SECOND AGO THERE ARE TEN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW THAT ARE SEEING NEW HIGHS THIS WEEK THAT INCLUDES FLORIDA WHICH IS TOPPED 1,000 CASES IN 16 DAYS

THAT SAY BIT OF A ROLE REVERSAL WITH NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR IS THINKING ABOUT QUARANTINING FLORIDIANS FOR 14 DAYS SHOULD THEY GO TO THE EMPIRE STATE ARIZONA, TEXAS, SOUTH CAROLINA ALSO SEEING HUGE JUMPS THIS MORNING IN THE MASK DEBATE AS YOU TALK ABOUT, IT'S DIVIDING COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA RIGHT NOW GAVIN NEWSOME, THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA INSTITUTED MANDATORY MASKS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FOR OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPACES ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR AS WELL FINALLY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS ACROSS HIS STATE

>> THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE GUIDANCE SO THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN IMPLEMENT MASK AND FACE COVERING POLICIES AND DETERMINE ENFORCEMENT >> RIGHT AFTER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE, SEVERAL CITIES IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA INCLUDING PHOENIX ANNOUNCED THEIR INTENTIONS TO LOOK AT THAT MANDATE RIGHT AWAY AND CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION RIGHT NOW IN NEW YORK CITY THEY ARE STARTING PHASE TWO OF REOPENING ON MONDAY

THAT IS GOING TO INCLUDE RESTAURANTS, OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL, AND PLAYGROUNDS AND, GUYS, THIS WILL BE TODAY GOVERNOR CUOMO'S LAST CONSECUTIVE DAILY BRIEFING HE'S DONE IT FOR 111 STRAIGHT DAYS SINCE NEW YORK'S FIRST CONFIRMED DAYS I DON'T KNOW HOW HE'S DONE THIS NOT A LOT OF SLEEP

BUT TO DAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY OF THAT STREAK BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT I'LL CATCH IT, SAM THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON IS HEATING UP WITH THE SHOWDOWN IN COURT TODAY THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED BOLTON "A SICK PUPPY" AND SLAMMED HIS FORTHCOMING BOOK AS A COMPILATION OF LIES AND MADE UP STORIES AMONG THESTORIES, HE IS CLAIMING THAT IT HAS CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >>> IN YOU EVER DREAMED OF SEEING PLANET EARTH FROM SPACE BUT YOU DON'T LIKE THE WHOLE BLASTOFF PART, THIS MIGHT BE AN OPTION CHECK THIS OUT

IT IS A COMPANY CALLED SPACE PERSPECTIVE AND THEY'RE PLANNING TO OFFER BALLOON CRUISES TO THE EDGE OF EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THE SPACE SHIP WOULD CARRY EIGHT PASSENGERS TO AN ALTITUDE OF 30 MILES THAT IS HIGH ENOUGH TO SEE THE CURVATURE OF THE EARTH, APPARENTLY A TICKET FOR THAT SIX HOUR TRIP EXPECTED TO COST ROUGHLY $125,000

THE BALLOON CABIN COMES WITH A RESTROOM, COMES WITH A BAR, UNMANNED TEST FLIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO START NEXT YEAR HECK OF A FATHER'S DAY GIFT >> I LIKED IT UNTIL I HEARD THE PRICE >> YEAH >> YOU WISH, MY FRIEND

ALL RIGHT LET'S GET TO THE BOOST HODA IS OFF I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT TODAY LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BOMB-SNIFFING DOG

HE GOT A SURPRISE SENDOFF WHEN HE RETIRED THIS WEEK AFTER EIGHT YEARS AT THE INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SO WATCH WHAT HAPPENS H HE IS BROUGHT IN TO A ROOM DECORATED WITH BALLOONS TO SNIFF ONE FINAL PIECE OF LUGGAGE >> YEAH A SHOWER OF TENNIS BALLS THAT SENT HIM INTO A PLAYFUL FRENZY

HE WAS SO HAPPY HE IS THE LONGEST SERVING CANINES HE'S BEEN ADOPTED BY THE HANDLER NOW NOW HE'S GOING TO KICKA CONVERS HOSTED BY JOSHUA JOHNSON AT % 8:00 PM

% EASTERN % >>> HEY % YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW % LET'S GO TO ALEXA WITH THE % UPDATE % >> HEY ALLISON

% WE'RE STARTING OFF HEADLINES THIS HOUR OUT OF % GEORGIA % THE TWO ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH % OF RAYSHARD BROOKS OUTSIDE THE WENDY'S TURNED % THEMSELVES IN % THE FORMER OFFICER IS FACING 11% CHARGES INCLUDING % FELONY MURDER % THE SECOND OFFICER AT THE SCENE IS FACING THREE CHARGES INCLUDING AGGRAVATED % ASSAULT % THAT OFFICER WAS RELEASED ON BOND AND SPOKE ABOUT % FOR INITIAL ENCOUNTER WITH BROOKS

% TAKE A LISTEN % >> FOR MY INITIAL ENCOUNTER, I FOUND HIM REALLY % PRESIDENT % I'M RESPECTFUL TO HIM % HE SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE THAT % NEEDED MY HELP % I WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE WAS SAFE

% >> MEANWHILE IN CALIFORNIA, NEW% GUIDANCE ON MASKS % GOVERNOR NEWSOME IS REQUIRING ALL TO WEAR MASKS IN % INDOOR OUTDOOR SETTINGS % UP UNTIL NOW, THE GOVERNOR % ALLOWED FISHES TO SET THE % RULES % NOW PEOPLE HAVE TO WEAR MASKS % IN MOST ENVIRONMENTS % BARRING VIEW EXCEPTIONS % IN A STATEMENT, MASKS WERE CRITICAL IN KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE AND ULTIMATELY REOPENING THE ECONOMY

% >>> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH IS % FORMER AMBASSADOR TO % IRELAND % THAT'S WHEN NBC BURKE MIXED WITH 92 RELATIVES % REMEMBERED HER AS AN % EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN THAT PLAYED% A ROLE IN THE PIECE PROCESS IN % NORTHERN IRELAND % >>> FLORIDA IS GRAPPLING WITH A% SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS % CASES % DATA SHOWS LESS THAN A QUARTER % OF ICU BEDS ARE % AVAILABLE IN THE STATE % A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE HEALTH AGENCY TOLD NBC NEWS HOSPITALS HAVE THE ABOUT TO % SURGE CAPACITY VERY QUICKLY IF NEEDED

% FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES MADE % CHANGES TODAY % TAKE A LISTEN % >> OUR PART OF THE COUNTRY WITH% FULL BLOWN % OUTBREAKS, WHEN YOU LOOK AT PARTS OF FLORIDA, TEXAS, HOUSTON, AUSTIN AREA, ARIZONA AS WELL, ALABAMA, SOUTH CAROLINA % THOSE ARE OUTBREAKS % THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO PHRASE THEM

% WE'RE NOT REALLY IMPLEMENTING % THE TOUGH TARGETED % MEASURES TO GET THOSE OUTBREAKS% UNDER CONTROL YET % >>> NOW FROM NBC'S BEN COLLINS,% FACEBOOK REMOVED 88 % ADS LOHSEED BY A NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAMPAIGN FOR VIOLATING ORGANIZED HATE POLICIES % THE ADS FEATURED ASSEMBLED ONCE BY NAZIS % COMPANY POLICY PROHIBITS USING % A BAND HATE GROUP % SYMBOL TO IDENTIFY USERS % A COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN FINDS KEEPING THIS INVERTED TRIANGLE THAT FACEBOOK WENT THE% BEFORE AND % CHECKED IT OUT

THERE WAS A % MARCH FROM NEW % YORK TO % WASHINGTON, DC % WITH HUNDREDS OF % DREAMERS % I WAS LOOKING % AROUND AND WHEN I WAS THERE, I % REALIZED THAT % NBC NEWS % MANY SAYING THIS IS A MOE MOMENTOUS DAY

% I WALKED BY THE SUPREME COURT % AFTER THE DECISION THIS MORNING % THERE WAS A SMALL GROUP OF DACA CELEBRATORS % SMALLER THAN IT WOULD BE UNDER OTHER HISTORICAL % CELEBRATIONS % THE SUPREME COURT WASN'T THERE % THEMSELVES IN THE % BUILDING TO DELIVER THIS DECISION % WE GOT THIS ONLINE

% GUYS, REALLY WHAT THIS MEANS IS% THE WAY THE TRUMP % ADMINISTRATION WENT ABOUT THIS % IS IT'S BEEN DECIDED % BY CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS % THE WAY THEY WENT ABOUT THIS % AND ADMINISTRATIVE % PROCEDURES ACT IS LEGAL % THE WAY THEY SHOT DOWN DACA IS NOT ALLOWED % WHAT THEY DIDN'T WEIGH IN ON IS WHETHER OR NOT DACA ITSELF IS ILLEGAL % WHETHER OR NOT THAT OBAMA % ADMINISTRATION IN 2012 TO % ALLOW CHILDREN WHO WERE BROUGHT% TO THIS COUNTRY BY % THEIR PARENTS TO STAY HERE

% WHETHER OR NOT THAT WAS AN EXECUTIVE OVERREACH % WHAT THIS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION % COULD DO NOW IS GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND % TRY TO FIND ANOTHER % WAY TO END DACA % AS YOU'VE MENTIONED, THIS IS A % VERY POPULAR PROGRAM % IT MIGHT NOT BE A SMART THING FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO DO IN AN % ELECTION YEAR % WE SHOULD KNOW THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO END

% THERE ALWAYS WILL BE UNTIL CONGRESS % IT'S JUST DEFERRING THAT AND % PUTTING THAT OFF % UNTIL CONGRESS CAN PASS % CONFERENCE WITH IMMIGRATION % REFORM WHICH THEY HAVEN'T BEEN % ABLE TO DO IN % DECADES, IT'S ALWAYS A QUESTION% FOR THESE PEOPLE % ALWAYS A QUESTION FOR THE DREAMERS AND FOR OTHER IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE HERE AND % WANT TO PASS THIS MAY NOT BE THE DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD WANT TO MAKE IN AN ELECTION YEAR

% COULD HE END WITH AN EXECUTIVE % ORDER LIKE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA STARTED WITH ONE? % HE COULD REALLY % THE FACT IS HE DIDN'T DECIDE TO% TAKE THAT ROUTE FROM THE BEGINNING % THE REASON COULD BE BECAUSE OF HIS POPULARITY % INSTEAD OF EXECUTIVE ORDER IN 2017, LIKE HE SAYS HE % WOULD DO DURING HIS CAMPAIGN, PRESIDENT TRUMP PUSHED US OFF ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL % JEFF SESSIONS TO TRY % TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT % THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE OF

% IF YOU'RE READING IT, YOU COULD THINK THE PRESIDENT % DIDN'T WANT TO USE EXECUTIVE ORDER TO START WITH % WHY DOES HE NOW? % THERE'S CONSERVATIVE RIGHT WING THAT'S BEEN GROWING SINCE THAT TIME IN 2017 % STEPHEN MILLER GOT THE PROOPPONENT OF BUILDING THE % WALL, OF CURBING LEGAL % MIGRATION, SEPARATING % CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AT % BORDER % WE KNOW STEPHEN MILLER'S VOICE % IS PROMINENT IN THE % WHITE HOUSE % THIS IS SOMEONE THAT HUNG ON THROUGH UPS AND DOWNS % AND TURNING TABLES WE SEE AT WHITE HOUSE

% WE ALSO HAD KEN WHO'S NOW THE NUMBER TWO AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND % SECURITY % HE HAS WHISPERED RECENTLY AND % SEEN A FEW QUOTES FROM % HIM % HE HINTED THAT HE WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF PUTTING IN % PLACE SOMETHING THAT WOULD ROLL DACA BACK IN SIX % MONTHS % IT IS VERY SIMILAR THAN IT WAS IN 2017 % WE HAVE TO SEE WHICH ONES OF THESE WINS WILL % PREVAIL

% AT THIS POINT, IT DOES SEEM TO % BE A SIDE FOR DACA % WE'LL SEE WHERE THE COURSE OF THIS VERY TURBULENT % YEAR GOES NEXT % >> JULIA, I KNOW THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS % TECHNICALLY NEARLY 800,000 DREAMERS IN LIMBO ARE STILL IN LIMBO % THEY WONDER ABOUT A PERMANENT SOLUTION

% AS OF TODAY, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PEOPLE IN THE % DACA PROGRAM? % IT MEANS THEY CAN RENEW THEIR % STATUS % THAT MATTERS SO MUCH % PARTICULARLY IF YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO LIKE ALL OF YOU DREAMERS % ARE GOING TO COLLEGE OR WORK % I THINK STICK AROUND % KEEP ME ON YOUR PAYROLL BECAUSE I AM HERE % FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT CONTINUE % TO RENEW AND THAT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE FOR% THEM

% >> CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS WAS % THE SWING VOTE IN TWO LANDMARK DECISIONS IN THIS WEEK AGAINST THE % ADMINISTRATION % HE WROTE THE MAJORITY OPINION % TODAY % WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT HIS ROLE ON THE SUPREME % COURT? % IT'S INTERESTING % CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS TECHNICALLY WE SAW THE FIRST % SUPREME COURT JUSTICE APPOINTEE BY TRUMP GO ON THE % MORE LIBERAL SIDE EARLIER THIS WEEK WITH ANOTHER % DECISION % HE WAS THE MAJORITY WRITER

% WE'RE SEEING KIND OF THE SHIFT RIGHT NOW WHICH WE % TYPICALLY THINK OF ON THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE, HE DOES NOT WANT TO BOX HIMSELF IN BY SAYING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS GOING TOO FAR BY STRIKING THE % DOWN DACA BECAUSE THIS % WHOLE ARGUMENT, WHICH ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO ARGUE % THAT THE OTHER WENT TOO FAR? % WE SEE BOTH SIDES ARE VERY % NERVOUS TO GET NEAR THE % ARGUMENT OF WHAT IS EXECUTIVE % OVERREACH WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION? % THERE'S A WIDE LATITUDEWAY TO G% YEAH, SEEMS LIKE A LONG ROAD AHEAD % THANK YOU % >> YOU TOO % >>> THE SUPREME COURT'S % DECISION IS GOOD NEWS FOR % THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE THAT RELY ON DACA FOR PROTECTION, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, % EDUCATION

% THE JACOB JOINS ME NOW % HE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE UPCOMING BOOK SEPARATED INSIDE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY % IT'S ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S SEPARATION POLICY % IT'S DUE OUT JULY 7th % WE'RE SO EXCITED TO READ IT

% JACOB, YOU CAN PREORDER IT NOW% YOU'VE BEEN COVERING THIS STORY% FOR YEARS % HOW ARE DREAMERS REACTING TO THE DECISION TODAY % >> IT'S TENS OF THOUSANDS, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN FACT WHO ARE IN THE SAME BOAT AND HAVE BASICALLY BEEN GIVEN A REPRIEVE FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING % DEPORTED TO A COUNTRY THAT THEY'VE NEVER KNOWN % THE VAST MAJORITY OF DREAMERS % COME FROM MEXICO

% THE VAST MAJORITY ARE IN THE % CITY OF LOS ANGELES % AND GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA % WHEN YOU TALK TO FOLKS WHO ARE IN THIS POSITION, EVERY ONE OF THEM WILL TELL YOU% THEY'RE HERE BY NO % FAULT OF THEIR OWN % THEY WERE BROUGHT HERE BY THEIR PARENTS AND YOUNG % CHILDREN % THEY MADE THEIR LIVES IN THE % UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS AMERICANS WITHOUT THE LABEL % HERE IN LOS ANGELES, THEY'RE % CALIFORNIANS

% EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF THEIR LIFE SHOULD BE CITIZENSHIP, CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY, MAKING % WONDERFUL FRIENDS % AGUILAR IS A BARISTA NOT BAR AWAY AT A COFFEE SHOP IN LA % HE REVEALED TO ME MANY YEARS AGO HE WAS A DREAMER % AFTER SEEING THE REPORTING WE % WERE TALKING ABOUT IT % I WANTED TO KNOW FROM HIM, % GETTING TO KNOW HIM AS A % PERSON NOT AN ACTIVIST OR LABEL% OF DREAMER

% WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE LIFE WITH THIS LABEL? % HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD ME % TAKE A LOOK >> INVISIBLE SEPARATION BETWEEN MYSELF AND MANY OUT THERE SIMPLY BECAUSE OF OUR LEGAL STATUS % I DON'T KNOW WHAT THOSE PEOPLE LOOK LIKE % IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU WALK % AROUND AND SHARE HOPING % I DON'T GET PULLED OVER

% HE'S A REGULAR GUY LIKE ANYBODY% THAT YOU OR I KNOW % HE HAS TO FEAR ON A DAILY BASIS% GETTING PICKED UP % AND DEPORTED TO A PLACE HE THIS IS ONE THING ONE PERSON % RESPONDED % JOSE HAS BEEN MY BEST FRIEND % FOR 12 YEARS % HE'S THE PERSON I TRUST MOST IN THE WORLD

% I'M HAPPY FOR HIM % SHE ADDED, SO PROUD OF DREAMER % THATS CONTINUE TO % PUSH FORWARD DESPITE ALL THAT TRIED TO HOLD BACK FOR % SO LONG % THAT'S RIGHT % THIS HAS BEEN HOLDING PEOPLE % BACK FOR A LONG TIME % THERE'S BEEN A WEIRD LIMBO % STATUS

% TODAY THEY CAN BREATHE A SIGH % OF RELIEF AND GET BACK % TO THE DRAWING TABLE AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE % THEIR LIVES PERMANENT IN THE % UNITED STATES % >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT % I DON'T WANT TO BE THE DEBBIE DOWNER % THERE'S A LOT FOR FOLKS TO % CELEBRATE TODAY % LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CONCERNS % AND POTENTIALLY WHAT % THE PRESIDENT WOULD DO IN RESPONSE TO THIS DECISION

% THEN THE CONCERNS ABOUT THE FACT THIS DOES NOT MAKE % DACA A PERMANENT PROGRAM % THIS IS NOT A PERMANENT % SOLUTION TO DACA % THIS IS THE SUPREME COURT % SAYING THE WAY THE % ADMINISTRATION ATTEMPTED TO GET RID OF THE PROGRAM WAS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL % WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO IS GO % BACK TO THE DRAWING % BOARD AND FIGURE OUT IF THEY CHOOSE TO GET RID OF % THIS PROGRAM % THAT'S A POLITICAL CALCULATION THEY'LL HAVE TO MAKE

% IN THE MEANTIME, FOLKS I TALKED% TO LIKE IMMIGRATION % LAWYERS ARE USING THIS TIME PERIOD TO TRY TO GET IN DACA RENEWALS, PUT PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM WHEN WE'RE % BARRED FROM ENTERING IN THIS PERIOD OF TIME % THAT'S SO INTERESTING TO ME % WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE % CURRENTLY IN THE PROGRAM, ELIGIBLE TO BE IN THE PROGRAM, % APPLY FOR PROTECTIONS % OF THE PROGRAM NOW IN BETWEEN THE TIME THE SUPREME COURT MADE THE DECISION AND % TRUMP ADMINISTRATION % DECIDES TO DO WHATEVER IS NEXT% I'VE SEEN INDICATIONS FROM % PEOPLE IN IMMIGRATION LAW % AND ACTIVISM THAT'S TO MOVE AHEAD TO GET PEOPLE PROTECTIONS THAT THIS EXECUTIVE ACTION FROM THE % OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AFFORDS % >> JACOB, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING S AN EMOJI SIMILAR

% >>> THERE'S LOTS OF NEWS % BACK TO YOU % >> ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH % >>> TODAY SUPREME COURT % DECISION SAVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DREAMERS FROM DEPORTATION % SHE'S A DREAMER, AUTHOR AND PRODUCER AT MSNBC

% YOU LIVED AND WORKED IN THE % US YOUR WHOLE LIFE % WHAT DID THE SUPREME COURT DECISION MEAN TO YOU? % EVERYTHING % I'VE BEEN TRYING TO HIDE HAPPY JOY TEARS ALL DAY

% >> DON'T HIDE THEM % >> EVERY SINCE 2017 WHEN THE PROGRAM WAS EXTENDED, ALL OF OUR LIVES WERE PUT ON % HOLD % TODAY'S MOMENT THE SUPREME COURT ONCE AGAIN % IMPLEMENTED DACA BROUGHT ME % BACK TO THE MOMENT IN 2012 IN JUNE WHEN I WAS TRYING % TO NAVIGATE LIFE UNDOCUMENTED AND GOING THROUGH % THE MOTIONS AND PLANTING SEEDING AND NOT % KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING TO % COME NEXT WHEN DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT THE CITIZENSHIP % STATUS? % THERE'S NEVER ONE MOMENT MY % PARENTS SAT ME DOWN AND % SAID YOU'RE ADOPTED % FOR ME, IT WAS MOST STARTLING WHEN I ATRIED TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE

% THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE % ADOPTING UNTIL THEY % STARTED APPLYING FOR COLLEGE AND REALIZING I CAN'T % APPLY FOR LOANS % I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS % SO FROM THEN, WE SAW CLOSED DOORS AT EVERY STEP OF % THE WAY % FOR ME, YOU KNOW, LIVING A LIFE DOCUMENTED, IT BROUGHT A LOT OF FEELINGS OF SHAME % ULTIMATELY TRYING TO REALIZE % YOU'RE THE ONLY PERSON % THAT CAN CREATE THE NARRATIVE YOU WANT ABOUT YOURSELVES

% WHEN I FIRST REALIZED I WAS UNDOCUMENTED, IT WAS A CLEAR PATH OF TAKING RAINS FOR % MY FUTURE % LOOK FOR SIDE JOBS TO PAY FOR % COLLEGE THERE'S A WAY % A LOT HAVE FOUND NEW INNOVATIVE CREATIVE WAYS TO GET % THROUGH HARD POINTS IN THEIR % LIVES % IT SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT US % WE WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP CONTRIBUTING

% >> THIS DECISION WE KNOW DOES % NOT IMPACT ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THE US, JUST DACA RECIPIENTS % WHAT'S NEXT FOR MILLIONS OF OTHER UNDOCUMENTED % IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY AND ALSO YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR DACA % >> WE KNOW THIS ISN'T THE END % OF THIS STORY

% I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE FORGET % DREAMERS THAT WERE % OLDER THAN I WAS AND BABY DREAMERS GETTING IN % BECAUSE OF THEIR AGE % THERE'S NO SOLUTION FOR THEM % NOW % THE IN ORDER FOR A SOLUTION FOR% 11 MILLION % UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE STILL IN % THIS COUNTRY % UNTIL WE CAN CERTIFY INTO LAW WHAT DACA IS AND UNTIL CONGRESS CAN FIND A PATHWAY TO LEGALIZATION, WE'RE % STILL VERY MUCH IN LIMBO % ALTHOUGH TODAY WAS A MONTH MEN MOE JOYOUS DAY

% PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES IN HEALTH CARE, THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER WRITERS % THEY'RE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONTRIBUTING TO % ALL WE WANTED WAS A CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE % THERE'S NO PATHWAY FORWARD TO CONGRESS THAT JUST % CAN'T BE % THESE STAY IN LIMBO UNTIL THEN

% >> THEY'RE OUR FRIENDS AND % FELLOW COWORKERS % DANIELLA, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US ANANSLEY, GREAT TO SEE YOU % THANK YOU SO MUCH % >> THANK YOU % >> HERE'S HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI REACTED TO THE DACA DECISION EARLIER TODAY

% >> THE DACA DECISION IS % SOMETHING THAT SUPPORTS OUR VALUES AS A COUNTRY % THE DREAMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY% ENJOY MORE POPULARITY THAN ANYONE % THIS IS THE AMERICAN WAY % WE'RE VERY PROUD OF IT % >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT LEANNE CALDWELL JOINING ME % NOW

% WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS SAYING ABOUT THE DECISION ON THE SUPREME COURT % >> YOU HEARD FROM HOUSE SPEAKER% PELOSI % SHE WAS THRILLED % THAT'S THE OPINION OF MOST DEMOCRATS % THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER % CHUCK SCHUMER WAS ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE THIS % MORNING

% WHEN HE STARTED SPEAKING, HE SAID HE HAD JUST % PREVIOUSLY BROKE DOWN IN TEARS% HE WAS SO HAPPY WITH THE % DECISION % THEN AS HE WAS SPEAKING ON THE FLOOR, HE GOT EMOTIONAL % DEMOCRATS OVERWHELMINGLY ARE THRILLED AT THIS DECISION % ON THE OTHER HAND, REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR % DECADES NOW

% THAT'S THE REASON MANY SAY % PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED BECAUSE OF SUPREME COURT % THEY WERE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THE DECISION TODAY, EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN CHIEF JUSTICE % ROBERTS AND WHERE HE CAME DOWN % ON THE DECISION % SO IT WAS NOT A GREAT DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT, ALLISON, NOT A GREAT DAY FOR % REPUBLICANS AND THE % SENATE ESPECIALLY WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING TO CONFIRM % AND NOMINATE THESE CONSERVATIVE% JUDGES FOR MANY YEAR YEARS THAT'S ONE THING THAT BOTH % SIDES ARE SAYING THAT NOW % THAT MEANS IT FELL APART

% THE CLOSER WE GET TO THIS ELECTION, THE MORE IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN % I DON'T EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR % IT IS SOMETHING THAT BOTH SIDES% OF THE AISLE SAY IS % GOING TO BE NECESSARY AS THE % SUPREME COURT HAS NOW PUT IT IN THE HANDS OF % CONGRESS, ALLISON % >> LEANNE, ANOTHER BIG TOPIC ON% THE HILL % THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS POLICE REFORM BILL IS HEADING TO CONFERENCE WITH THE SENATE NEXT WEEK

% REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE THEIR % OWN BILL % I THINK WE ALL WANT TO KNOW IS % THERE ANY CHANCE % WE'LL SEE SOME SORT OF % COMPROMISE ON THIS BEFORE THE % JULY? % WE'RE SUPERRER EARLY % WE'RE EXPECTING THE HOUSE TO % VOTE NEXT WEEK % THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE % OUT THE BARE VERSION, REPUBLICAN VERSION NEXT WEEK AS% WELL % THE PROCESS IS GOING TO BE MUCH LONGER TO TAKE OVER % A WEEK AND TO GET THROUGH THE PROCESS

% WE DON'T KNOW YET HOW THE % PARAMETERS OF THE DEBATE ARE GOING TO LOOK, HOW MANY AMENDMENTS THEY'RE GOING TO ALLOW % THESE ARE THINGS MITCH MCCONNEL% CONTROLS % DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T AGREED YET TO% MOVE ONTO THE BILL % THEY'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF % THEY'RE GOING TO % BLOCK IT % REMEMBER TO DO ANYTHING IN THE SENATE, YOU NEED 60 % VOTES

% REPUBLICANS ONLY HAVE 53 % MEMBERS % THEY NEED AT LEAST 7 DEMOCRATS TO MOVE ONTO ANY LEGISLATION % WE ARE VERY EARLY ON IN THIS % PROCESS % WE COULD SEE IT PASS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES % NEXT WEEK % WE COULD SEE IT PASS THE SENATE AND THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS

% THE REPUBLICAN BILL % THEN BOTH SIDES HAVE TO COME TOGETHER % ONE PROMISING SIGN ALLISON IS SPEAKER PELOSI TOLD US % TODAY SHE WAS SUPPORTING GOING TO A CONFERENCE % COMMITTEE % THAT MEANS WHERE THE HOUSE AND % SENATE GET TOGETHER WITH THEIR DIFFERENT BILLS AND % NEGOTIATED OUT AFTER THE END OF THE PROCESS % THAT WAS A NOD TO SENATE DEMOCRATS TO SAY GO THROUGH THE PROCESS IN THE SENATE, LET'S SEE WHERE WE LAND

% >> I KNOW IT IS STILL VERY % EARLY IN THE PROCESS % BOTH PARTIES HAVE AGREED THERE % NEEDS TO BE POLICE REFORM % IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S A GOOD SIGN FROM THE SPEAKER % SAYING YEAH, THEY WOULD BE % WILLING TO GO TO CONFERENCE % I KNOW WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO % GO % OF COURSE GARRETT WAS TELLING US JUST THE OTHER DAY, THERE ARE ALL OF THESE ISSUES

% THE RECESS IS COMING UP % TIME OFF, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU'RE IN THE HEAT OF % THE ELECTION % IT SEEMS LIKE TIMING COULD BE % AN ISSUE HERE % >> TIMING IS ABSOLUTELY AN ISSUE % THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS % ARE STILL EXTREMELY % FAR APART

DEMOCRATS WANT THE % NATIONAL STANDARDS ON CHOKE % HOLDS AND NO KNOCK WARRANTS % REPUBLICANS WANT TO STUDY NO % KNOCK WARRANTS % THEY WANT TO TRY TO LIMIT BY CONTROLLING % THEY DISAGREE ON FUNDING % REPUBLICANS GIVE POLICE % DEPARTMENTS MORE MONEY TO % IMPLEMENT MORE TRAINING AND DEESCALATION TACTICS

% DEMOCRATS ARE INCHING CLOSER TO THIS LEFT ON THIS % ISSUE AND NOT GIVING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEW MONEY % TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES SAYING THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY % THERE'S A LOT OF ISSUES BOTH % SIDES HAVE TO WORK OUT % THERE'S A LOT OF MOMENTUM NOW % IT DOES SEEM BOTH SIDES WANT TO% GET AN ANSWER % ARE THEY GOING TO UNDERSTAND PERFECTION IN ORDER TO % ALLOW THINGS TO PASS? % IT'S A LONG >>> GOOD MORNING

DANGER ZONE A NEW SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES ACROSS THE SUNBELT SO CONCERNING NEW YORK OFFICIALS NOW CONSIDERING A 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON VISITORS FROM FLORIDA THE STATE THAT ONCE BANNED THEM >> WHO WOULD BELIEVE THIS TURN AROUND? >> AND TULSA, OKLAHOMA, GEARS UP FOR THE PRESIDENT'S RALLY WITH CROWDS AGREEING AND CASES GROWING

HEALTH OFFICIALS URGING THE PRESIDENT TO RECONSIDER >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTISTS TO KNOW THIS RALLY PUTS US AT RISK >> THIS MORNING THE VERY LATEST ON WHERE THINGS STAND >>> WAR OVER WORDS JOHN BOLTON AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAVE THEIR SHOWDOWN IN COURT TODAY OVER THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER'S BOMBSHELL BOOK

CAN THE WHITE HOUSE STOP ITS RELEASE? A LIVE REPORT STRAIGHT AHEAD >>> BREAKING HIS SILENCE THE OFFICER INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE CASE TO NBC NEWS >> TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> THE OFFICER ACCUSED OF PULLING THE TRIGGER GOING BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY WHILE HIS FELLOW ATLANTA POLICE PROTEST CALLING OUT SICK OR REFUSING TO ANSWER CALLS

>> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND GOING, I LOVE MY JOB I COULD BE NEXT >> WHERE THE CASE IS HEADED NEXT >>> ALL THAT PLUS JUNETEENTH >> IT IS THAT DEFINING MOMENT OF FREEDOM

>> TODAY'S CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE OFFICIAL END OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA TAKING ON EVEN GREATER MEANING THIS YEAR INSIDE THE LEGACY OF THE HISTORIC DAY AND THE PUSH TO MAKE IT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TODAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 19th, 2020 >> ANNOUNCER: FROM NBC NEWS, THIS IS "TODAY" WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB LIVE FROM STUDIO 1-A IN ROCKEFELLER PLAZA

>> HI, EVERYBODY WELCOME TO "TODAY" NICE TO HAVE YOU WITH US ON A FRIDAY MORNING HI, CRAIG GOOD MORNING

HODA HAS THE MORNING OFF THIS IS A REALLY SPECIAL DAY STEEPED IN HISTORY >> YEAH GOOD TO SEE YOU GOOD FRIDAY TO YOU

AS YOU MENTIONED, IT IS JUNETEENTH AND CHECK THIS OUT THERE IS THIS REALLY POWERFUL IMAGE IN PHILADELPHIA OVERNIGHT WHERE IT WAS JUST DESIGNATED AN OFFICIAL CITY HOLIDAY SOME KEY LANDMARKS LIT UP IN THE CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH LIBERATION COLORS OF RED, BLACK AND GREEN THERE IN PHILADELPHIA

WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO FARRELL WILLIAMS, THE MUSIC SUPERSTAR HE ACTUALLY HAS PUSHED TO MAKE IT A HOLIDAY IN VIRGINIA HE'S NOW PUSHING TO MAKE IT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY AS WELL WE'LL TALK TO HIM IN THE NEXT HOUR >>> ALL RIGHT

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT WE'LL GET TO THE NEWS AND START WITH THE CORONAVIRUS THIS MORNING HEALTH OFFICIALS ACROSS THE SUNBELT ARE REPORTING A NEW SURGE OF INFECTIONS STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA >> IN FACT, A NEW STATEWIDE ORDER IS NOW ISSUED IN CALIFORNIA THAT WILL ONCE AGAIN REQUIRE PEOPLE TO WEAR THOSE MASKS IN MOST PUBLIC SETTINGS

>> AND THIS SURGE THAT WE'RE SEEING IS NOT LIMITED TO THE US WORLDWIDE, 77 COUNTRIES HAVE SEEN A GROWTH IN NEW CASES OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS AND BACK HERE, THIS IS ALL THE BACKDROP OF CONCERN OVER THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN RALLY IT IS SET FOR TULSA, OKLAHOMA, TOMORROW

BUT THAT STATE IS ALSO SEEING A SURGE MORGAN IS LIVE WITH A REPORT FOR US GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING THESE NUMBERS REALLY ARE CONCERNING BECAUSE IT NOW MEANS THAT TULSA HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN THE ENTIRE STATE

ALL THAT SAID, WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND AND SEE THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CAMPING OUT FOR DAYS, YOU REALIZE THEIR PRIORITY ISN'T NECESSARILY COVID-19 BUT BEING INSIDE THAT ARENA WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS PANDEMIC OR NOT >> Reporter: THIS MORNING LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RETURN TO THE RALLY STAGE IN TULSA OVERNIGHT THE BOK CENTER REQUESTING THE CAMPAIGN PROVIDE MORE DETAILS INCLUDING STEPS THE RALLY WILL INSTITUTE FOR HE HEALTH AND SAFETY THIS COMES AS THE STATE SUPREME COURT IS SET TO RULE ON WHETHER OR NOT ATTENDEES MUST ADHERE TO FACEMASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

THEY'RE NOT REQUIRING ANYONE TO WEAR MASKS THE PRESIDENT PREDICTING A MASSIVE TURNOUT EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS SURGE IN THE STATE >> WE'RE GOING TO BE IN OKLAHOMA AND IT'S A CROWD LIKE I GUESS NOBODY'S SEEN BEFORE ONE OF THE REASONS WE CHOSE YOUR STATE, AS YOU KNOW, KEVIN, WAS THAT YOU'VE DONE SO, SO WELL WITH THE COVID-19 YOU'VE HANDLED IT INCREDIBLY WELL

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR TOUTING THE CORONAVIRUS RECORD EVEN AS OKLAHOMA REPORTED THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE, 450 NEW CASES, 120 OF THOSE IN TULSA ALONE >> WE'RE READY TO GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL, GET LIFE BACK TO NORMAL >> Reporter: LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS PUSHING THE PRESIDENT TO POSTPONE THE RALLY >> WE'RE IN A SPIKE IT'S NOT A SPIKE LIKE THIS

IT'S A SPIKE LIKE THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO KNOW THIS RALLY PUTS US AT RISK >> Reporter: SATURDAY'S RALLY BEING TOUTED AS A PRO TRUMP FESTIVAL FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS ABOUT 50 HIGH PROFILE SUPPORTERS FLYING IN FOR A SHOW OF FORCE THE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY PLANNING TO ADDRESS BOTH THE PACKED ARENA AND AN OVERFLOW CROWD AT A NEARBY OUTDOOR STAGE

OKLAHOMA ACTIVATING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST POLICE THIS WEEKEND NOTING THEY EXPECT UPWARDS OF 100,000 PEOPLE DOWNTOWN INCLUDING A LARGE GROUP OF PROTESTERS BACK AT THE ARENA, SUPPORTERS SAY THE RISK IS WORTH THE REWARD HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THE VIRUS? >> I AM CONCERNED I REALLY AM BUT, I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK

I THINK A LOT OF HIM AND I'M BEHIND HIM 100% AND I'M WILLING TO RISK THAT >> SO, MORGAN, WHAT PLANS DO LOCAL OFFICIALS HAVE THERE IN CASE THERE IS SPREAD OF THE VIRUS EXTENDING FROM THIS RALLY? >> RIGHT THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH COMMISSIONER IS ASKING ANYONE WHO ATTENDS THIS RALLY TO TRY TO GET TESTED BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT DUE TO THE INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE VIRUS

IN THE MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT REMAINING DEFIANT AHEAD OF THE BIG DAY SAYING HE WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE EVEN IF HIS DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISER WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE CROWD SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT MORGAN IN TULSA FOR US THANK YOU CRAIG, TO YOU

>>> WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE BATTLE OVER THAT BOMBSHELL BOOK BY FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON BOLTON NOW PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE BOOK'S RELEASE NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOLLOWING THIS STOREY PETER, GOOD MORNING >>> GOOD MORNING, CRAIG

WITH THE COURT HEARING ON THE ISSUE SET FOR TODAY, JOHN BOLTON IS URGING A FEDERAL JUDGE TO THROW OUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORT TO STOP THE PUBLICATION OF HIS NEW TELL ALL BOOK CALLING IT AN ATTACK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE BOOK CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, A POINT BOLTON'S LAWYER DENIES ADDING, THE BOOK IS ALREADY OUT >> Reporter: THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND HIS OLD BOSS HEATING UP PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTACKING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AS A SICK PUPPY AND SLAMMING HIS SCATHING BOOK AS A COMPILATION OF LIES AND MADE UP STORIES BOLTON REACTING ON ABC NEWS

>> I THINK IT'S UNBECOMING OF THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT I THINK IT DEGRADES THE POLITICAL CIVIL DISCOURSE IN OUR COUNTRY AND JUST NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO IT >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO CALLING BOLTON TRAITOR AND SAYING I WAS IN THE ROOM TOO, A PLAY ON THE TITLE OF HIS BOOK ADDING, JOHN BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES FULLY SPUN HALF TRUTHS AND OUTRIGHT FALSEHOODS AMONG THE ACCUSATIONS IN THE BOOK, BOLTON WRITES, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA, WHICH HE HOPED COULD HELP HIS RE-ELECTION THAT HE TOLD PRESIDENT XI HE WOULD SUPPORT CHINA'S CONTROVERSIAL DETENTION CAMPS FOR MINORITY MUSLIMS THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AIDE

>> CHUTELY UNTRUE NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE >> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY AID TO UKRAINE UNTIL ALL THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD HAD BEEN TURNED OVER THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT CASE BUT BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA

AND IN HIS BOOK BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR IMPEACHMENT MALPRACTICE BY NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION BEYOND UKRAINE >> WHAT HE'S SAYING BASICALLY IS THERE WAS MALPRACTICE AND IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THINGS THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO TELL YOU ABOUT >> Reporter: AND AS THE NATION TODAY COMMEMORATES THE END OF SLAVERY, THE PRESIDENT IS TAKING CREDIT FOR POPULARIZING THE HOLIDAY AFTER FACING BACKLASH FOR INITIALLY SCHEDULING THE TULSA RALLY FOR TONIGHT TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," I DID SOMETHING GOOD

I MADE JUNETEENTH VERY FAMOUS IT'S AN IMPORTANT EVENT IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD OF IT AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT HE TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" HE JUST LEARNED THE MEANI OF JUNETEENTH FROM AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SECRET SERVICE AGENT IN FACT, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PUT OUT A STATEMENT ON JUNETEENTH UNDER HIS NAME EACH OF THE LAST THREE YEARS

TODAY SENATOR CAMILLA HARRIS AND OTHER DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A FEDERAL HOLIDAY CRAIG? >> PETER, MEANWHILE, ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING AS THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO STIRRING UP SOME NEW CONTROVERSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THE OVERNIGHT, TWITTER POSTED A WARNING LABEL ON ANOTHER TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS TIME CALLING IT MANIPULATED MEDIA

BASICALLY, IT'S DESIGNED TO MISLEAD THE CLIP SHOWS A VIRAL VIDEO OF THOSE TWO TODDLERS, ONE BLACK, THE OTHER WHITE HUGGING YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS ONE BEFORE BUT IN THE NEW VERSION, IT IS LAYERED WITH OMINOUS MUSIC AND A FAKE CNN GRAPHIC THAT READS RACIST BABY, PROBABLY A TRUMP VOTER THE ORGINAL REAL STORY IS ABOUT A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO TODDLERS

AND IT COMES THE VERY SAME DAY THAT FACEBOOK REMOVED A SERIES OF TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADS THAT FEATURED AN UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLE, A SYMBOL USED BY THE NAZIS TO IDENTIFY POLITICAL PRISONERS DURING WORLD WAR II FACEBOOK SAID THE ADS VIOLATED THE COMPANY'S POLICY AGAINST ORGANIZED HATE THE CAMPAIGN INSISTS IT WAS USING THE ADS TO TARGET ANTIFA THE PRESIDENT BLAMED FOR VIOLENCE AND RIOTING DURING RECENT PROTESTS WILL CRAIG? >> PETER ALEXANDER, THANK YOU

>>> SAVANNAH? >>> CRAIG, ANOTHER MAJOR STORY INVOLVING THE WHITE HOUSE THE SUPREME COURT HAS BLOCKED THE ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORT TO END THE DACA PROGRAM THAT, OF COURSE, AFFECTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS KNOWN AS DREAMERS WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THAT GABE, GOOD MORNING

>> SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING IT IS A HUGE VICTORY AND ANOTHER SURPRISING RULING WHERE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE JOINS THE COURTS LIBERALS TO SWAY THE VOTE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING THE RULING IS REVERBERATING ACROSS AMERICA AFTER THE SUPREME COURT BLOCKED A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO END DACA ABOUT 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS ARE NOW CELEBRATING THE DECISION >> SO MANY TEARS OF JUST JOY, EXCITEMENT, AND ALSO RELIEF

>> Reporter: RELIEF BECAUSE SINCE 2017, THEY'VE BEEN IN LEGAL LIMBO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAD HAD DECLARED THE PROGRAM ILLEGAL IT HAD BEEN LAUNCHED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2012 ALLOWING DREAMERS WHO HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO THE US AS CHILDREN BY THEIR UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS TO STAY IN THE U

S GO, TO SCHOOL, AND GET JOBS >> WE'RE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ONCE AGAIN ENGAGE IN THE KIND OF LEGISLATING FROM THE BENCH THAT LIBERAL COURTS HAVE DONE OVER MANY DECADES >> Reporter: BUT IT WAS CONSERVATIVE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WHO SWAYED THE VOTE JOINING THE COURT'S FOUR LIBERALS AND VOTED WITH THEM IN THIS WEEK'S LANDMARK DECISION PROTECTING GAY, LESBIAN AND AND TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES ANOTHER DACA RECIPIENT IS 22 YEARS OLD

HER MOTHER BROUGHT HER FROM MEXICO TO THE US WHEN SHE WAS 6 >> YOU KNOW, MOST OF US CAME WITHOUT KNOWING WE WERE COMING AS KIDS AND NOW WE'RE TRYING TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THAT — WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR JOBS

>> Reporter: SHE NOW LIVES IN NEW YORK WITH HER YOUNGER SISTER WHO WAS BORN HERE SEAN A US CITIZEN FOR THEM, THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION WAS WELCOME NEWS >> IT'S LIKE A CELEBRATION FOR ALL OF US THIS IS NOT WHERE IT ENDS THIS IS BASICALLY WHERE EVERYTHING JUST BEGINS >> SO WHAT'S NEXT? WELL, IT'S UNCLEAR IF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL TRY TO SHUT DACA DOWN AGAIN THIS TIME BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

THAT WOULD LIKELY LEAD TO MORE COURT BATTLES MEANWHILE, DREAMERS ARE RENEWING THEIR CALLS FOR A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP BUT CONGRESS IS UNLIKELY TO TAKE THAT UP UNTIL AT LEAST AFTER THE ELECTION CRAIG? >> GABE GUTIERREZ FOR ON THIS FRIDAY, THANK YOU >>> WE'RE HEARING FROM ONE OF THE ATLANTA OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS

THIS AFTER BOTH MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING TURNED THEMSELVES IN BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FROM THE BEGINNING SHE JOINS US FROM ATLANTA THIS MORNING GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> WELL CRAIG, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

DEVIN BROSNAN WAS IN AND OUT OF JAIL IN A MATTER OF HOURS SHORTLY AFTER HE BONDED OUT, HE WAS SPEAKING LIVE ON MSNBC HE IS FACING LESSER OF THE CHARGES THE OFFICER BEING CHARGED WITH MURDER, GARRETT ROLFE, IS STILL IN JAIL >> Reporter: THIS MORNING BOOKED AND BEHIND BARS, FIRED ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS

ALSO FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, OFFICER DEVERN BROSNAN, SURRENDERING THEN POSTING BAIL THURSDAY BEFORE BREAKING HIS SILENCE ON MSNBC >> I THINK THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT AND IT'S TOTALLY — TOTAL TRAGEDY A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> Reporter: BROSNAN APPEARED WITH HIS ATTORNEY WHO SAID WHEN THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS LAST FRIDAY IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, OFFICER BROSNAN WAS THROWN TO THE GROUND AS BROOKS RESISTED LEAVING THE OFFICER WITH A CONCUSSION >> HE IS DISORIENTED AND DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHO SHOT THE GUN

HE ACTUALLY HIDES BEHIND A CAR WHEN HE HEARS THE GUN SHOTS THEN WALKS UP TO THE SCENE >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE PROMISING HIS CLIENT WILL BE VINDICATED IN COURT ALL OF THIS IS LEADING TO PROTESTS OF THEIR OWN WERE THOSE CHARGING A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> ABSOLUTELY

AND I WOULD SAY NOT SOME, I WOULD SAY MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA >> Reporter: POLICE SCANNER TRAFFIC TELLS THE STORY >> WE ARE NOT ANSWERING 911 CALLS DUE TO PERSONNEL ISSUES >> Reporter: OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK OR GOING RADIO SICK ACCORDING TO THE UNION LEADER WHO SAYS MANY ARE FED UP >> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND GOING, IF I GO OUT AND DO MY JOB, I COULD BE NEXT

>> Reporter: THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY ARE EXPERIENCING AN HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENY THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB ADDING THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND I EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS BROOKS DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT WHEN OFFICER ROLFE FIRED TWO GUN SHOTS GOING INTO HIS BACK A THIRD BULLET STRUCK AN SUV WHERE MICHAEL PERKINS WAS SITTING WITH FRIENDS >> I WITNESSED THE MURDER I ALMOST WAS KILLED MYSELF

I FEEL BAD ABOUT IT I'M GLAD THE FAMILY IS GETTING JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE >> AND BROOKS' FAMILY ANNOUNCED THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS THE SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY AT THE HISTORIC EBENEEZER BAPTIST CHURCH HERE IN ATLANTA IT'S THE CHURCH THAT WAS ONCE PASTORED BY DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SAVANNAH? >> BLAYNE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU >>> WE HAVE MUCH MORE TO GET TO THIS MORNING INCLUDING THE DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTING THAT ANOTHER 15 MILLION PEOPLE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AGAIN FITS LAST WEEK AND STILL OTHERS, THEY'RE WAITING IN LONG LINES LOOKING FOR HELP

TOM COSTELLO JOINS US WITH MORE ON THAT GOOD MORNING, TOM >> GOOD MORNING THAT'S 15 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP TO PAY THE RENT OR THE MORTGAGE, THE GROCERY BILL, GASOLINE BILL

YOU KNOW, THERE HAS BEEN HOPE THAT WE WOULD SEE A VERY QUICK REBOUND IN THE ECONOMY A V SHAPED RECOVERY BUT NOW WE'RE IN THE 13th WEEK OF AT LEAST A MILLION PEOPLE SEEKING HELP >> Reporter: FROM STATE TO STATE, BACKLOG AND DESPERATION FROM ALABAMA — >> I HAVE KIDS AND FAMILY I NEED THIS MONEY

>> Reporter: TO OKLAHOMA >> I'M AT A COMPLETE LOSS TO KNOW WHAT THE HECK TO DO I HAVE BILLS I HAVE RENT COMING >> Reporter: KENTUCKY WHERE HUNDREDS WAITED FOR EIGHT HOUR STRETCHES AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY INCOME OR UPDATE ON THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

EMILY MILLER GOT IN LINE AT 3:30 AM >> IT'S RIDICULOUS I MEAN, AFTER 90 DAYS YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT SOMEBODY CAN'T HELP ME >> Reporter: WASHINGTON STATE AND OREGON HAVE BOTH CALLED IN NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO HELP PROCESS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CLAIMS

NATIONWIDE, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS ANOTHER 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK ALONE WHILE THAT'S THE LOWEST WEEKLY NUMBER SINCE MARCH, A STUNNING 205 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STILL RECEIVING BENEFITS >> THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY THIS DOWN TURN HAVE BEEN MINORITIES, LOW INCOME WORKERS, BLUE COLLAR WORKERS, THOSE THAT CAN'T WORK AT HOME AND WOMEN AS WELL

>> JOCELYN TAYLOR WAS LAID OFF IN MARCH FROM HER JOB AS AN ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER IN GALVESTON, TEXAS SIX MONTHS PREGNANT, SHE JUST STARTED RECEIVING A CHECK BUT NOW FEARS GOING BACK TO WORK >> BEING A HIGH RISK PREGNANCY ON TOP OF THE PANDEMIC, IT MAKES YOU NERVOUS ABOUT DOING ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF BEING AT HOME >> Reporter: WITH CONCERN THE ECONOMY WON'T TURN OREN ON A DIME, THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN IS URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL $600 A WEEK IN UNEMPLOYMENT AID SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF JULY >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME OF THE JOBS ARE NOT COMING BACK SOON

>> Reporter: THE STATES WITH THE MOST UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK, CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, OKLAHOMA, AND NEW YORK THE STATES WITH THE BIGGEST DROP IN CLAIMS, FLORIDA, TEXAS, GEORGIA, AND MICHIGAN BACK IN KENTUCKY, UTTER FRUSTRATION >> WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE'RE YOUR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> SO WHILE 20 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE NOW FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR ARE RECEIVING THE BENEFITS, ANOTHER NINE MILLION ARE RECEIVING PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE OF SOME SORT

SO THAT IS NEARLY 30 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK AND RECEIVING SOME SORT OF HELP SAVANNAH? >> YEAH AND THEN THEY NEED THE HELP TOO TOM COSTELLO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH CRAIG? >>> ALL RIGHT

7:19 FEELS LIKE IT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO TAKE THAT FIRST LOOK AT THE WEATHER AND FOR THAT, NO ONE BETTER WHAT'S UP, MR ROKER? >> WELL, I JUST — I'M GLAD TO SEE ON THIS FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND THE DELANO PLAID TAKING A RETURN

>> YOU PICKED THIS OUT LAST YEAR ONCE A YEAR, THAT'S WHAT WE CAN DO >> WHO CAN FORGET THAT JACKET? >> HOW ABOUT THE WEATHER, SIR? >> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL JACKET IT'S A BEAUTIFUL JACKET OKAY

LET'S START OFF SHOW YOU WHAT WE HAVE HAPPENING TODAY MOST OF THE ACTION RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO BE CENTERED IN THE MIDSECTION OF THE COUNTRY WE ALREADY HAVE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FIRING UP KANSAS, OKLAHOMA THE TODAY, TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA WILL BE UNDER THE GUN

DAMAGING WIND, HAIL UP TO AN INCH CAN'T RULE OUT A TORNADO OR TWO AS THIS SYSTEM PUSHES TO THE EAST, WE LOOK FOR SEVERE STORMS LIKELY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS AS THAT COLD FRONT TRACKS TO THE EAST THEN TOMORROW, DOWNPOURS FROM IOWA UP TO MICHIGAN, ISOLATED AREAS OF FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE WE MAY SEE UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN PER HOUR STRETCHING FROM THE U

P >>> BACK NOW 7:30 ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING, 19th OF JUNE, 2020 SO THAT WAS CARSON AND AL AND I CELEBRATING FATHER'S DAY WITH EACH OTHER LAST YEAR TRYING OUT THE HOT TREND OF AX THROWING SEEMED LIKE IONS AGO NOW THOUGH, RIGHT? >> YEAH

IT DOES BUT I HOPE YOU'RE KEEPING UP THE TRADITION >> WE DID >> YOU ALWAYS HAVE GREAT CONVERSATIONS >> WE HAD TO DO IT VIRTUALLY THIS YEAR

BUT WE STILL HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME, ACTUALLY WE'LL SHARE THAT NEXT HOUR OUR FATHER'S DAY TRADITION CONTINUES >> I LOVE THAT I REALLY DO

LET'S GET TO THE HEADLINES AT 7:30 ON FRIDAY MORNING THE PRESIDENT MOVING AHEAD WITH HIS CAMPAIGN RALLY FOR TOMORROW IN TULSA OKLAHOMA IS EXPERIENCING A RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES THE BOK CENTER WHERE THE RALLY IS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD REQUESTED THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE MORE DETAILS WHAT STEPS THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

THE VENUE HOLDS JUST UNDER 20,000 PEOPLE AND THE CAMPAIGN IS PROMISING TEMPERATURE CHECKS, HAND SANITIZER AND MASKS ALTHOUGH MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE WORN >>> SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR HAS WITHDRAWN HER NAME FROM THE NAMES OF POSSIBLE RUNNING MATES FOR JOE BIDEN THURSDAY NIGHT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MSNBC, THE MINNESOTA SENATOR SAID AMERICA MUST SEIZE ON THIS HISTORIC MOMENT IN TIME >> I TRULY BELIEVE AS I ACTUALLY TOLD THE VICE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT WHEN I CALLED HIM THAT I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT TO PUT A WOMAN OF COLOR ON THAT TICKET

>> BIDEN SAID THAT HE HOPES TO ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE BY AUGUST 1st >>> AND AN ABANDON BUS MADE FAMOUS BY THE BOOK AND MOVIE "INTO THE WILD" WAS REMOVED YESTERDAY FROM THE ALASKA BACK COUNTRY WHERE IT SAT FOR DECADES THE BUS HAS ATTRACTED ADVENTURERS TO AN AREA THAT DOESN'T HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE, VERY UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER SOME HAVE NEEDED TO BE RESCUED THE SUBJECT OF THE BOOK AND MOVIE DIED THERE IN 1992

NOW THE BUS WILL BE KEPT IN A SECURE LOCATION UNTIL OFFICIALS DECIDE WHAT EXACTLY TO DO WITH IT, CRAIG >> ALL RIGHT >>> BACK TO CORONAVIRUS NOW THE SURGE IN NEW CASES AND A DWINDLING SUPPLY OF HOSPITAL BEDS ARE SETTING OFF NATIONWIDE WARNINGS TEXAS, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA ARE SETTING NEW DAILY HIGHS

OTHER STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA ARE TIGHTENING THE RULES TO TRY TO STOP THE SPREAD SAM BROCK JOINS US WITH A VERY LATEST ON ALL OF IT SAM, GOOD MORNING >> CRAIG, GOOD MORNING AT LEAST TEN STATES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE SEEN NEW HIGHS THIS WEEK AND THAT INCLUDES FLORIDA WHICH ONE MODEL IS PREDICTING IS THE NATION'S NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER AS THE CASES AND DEATHS MOUNT SO DOES THE PRESSURE FOR REQUIRING MASKS

>> Reporter: THE HUMAN TOLL OF A MONTH'S LONG EPIDEMIC WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS OF ICU NURSES >> OUR ICUs ARE FULL WE'RE STRUGGLING >> Reporter: AND THE PAIN SITS ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS GRIEVING >> WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER BREAK DOWN AFTER SHE LOST HER SISTER, AFTER SHE LOST HER NEPHEW, AFTER SHE LOST HER BEST FRIEND — >> Reporter: THE TESTIMONIALS REVEALING A CRISIS THAT SEEMS TO WORSEN BY THE DAY

ARIZONA JUST TOPPED ANOTHER DAILY RECORD 2500 CASES TEXAS HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM COVID-19 UP TO 95% SINCE MEMORIAL DAY AND FLORIDA, 16 STRAIGHT DAYS OF 1,000 PLUS POSITIVE TESTS WITH THE NEW MODEL SUGGESTING THE SUNSHINE STATE IS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER >> BUT I THINK THE STATE AS A WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING INTO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE EPIDEMIC

>> Reporter: THE DOCTOR SAYS PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS LIKELY IS PLAYING MAJOR ROLE IN THE SURGE >> IF THEY'RE WEARING A MASK, THAT REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS THAT SPREAD AROUND THEM THAT CAN INFECT THEIR NEIGHBOR >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR NOW REQUIRING RESIDENTS OF THE MOST POPULAR STATE TO WEAR MASKS IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR FINALLY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS >> AND THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS

WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE GUIDANCE >> Reporter: AND TEXAS'S HEAD OF STATE GREG ABBOTT GRANTING LEEWAY TO COUNTIES THAT HAVE BEEN ACTING ON THEIR OWN IT COMES AS 13 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE OR PRESUMED POSITIVE WHILE THE STATE ANNOUNCED STUDENTS WILL BE RETURNING TO CAMPUS THIS FALL THE MASK ISSUE, UNMASKING TENSIONS IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, A PROPOSED MANDATE FAILED IN A DEADLOCK, EVERY WHITE COUNCIL MEMBER VOTING NO AND EVERY BLACK COUNCIL MEMBER YES

>> THE PEOPLE YOU BENEFIT BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19, HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM NO? >> ONE OF THOSE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO OPPOSED THE MY SURE LATER SAYING HE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART HE WAS WRONG TO VOTE NO IN OTHER MASK RELATED NEWS THIS MORNING AMC THEATERS, THE LARGEST CHAIN IN THE COUNTRY, IS REOPENING NEXT MONTH THEY WILL NOT BE REQUIRING MASKS

BUT THE CHAIN DOES SAY THERE WILL BE OTHER SAFETY AND SANITIZING MEASURES PUT INTO >>> WE'RE BACK WITH OUR SERIES FOCUSING ON INEQUALITY IN AMERICA YOU HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT STORY TO SHARE THIS MORNING >> TWO BROTHERS, BOTH IN OKLAHOMA, BOTH WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER AND TRYING FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS TO GET THEIR DAY IN COURT I TALKED TO THESE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH ABOUT THEIR LONG QUEST FOR JUSTICE >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN WEEKS SINCE PROTESTERS STARTED TAKING TO THE STREETS BUT THE VIDEOS KEEP COMING, FUELING THE OUTRAGE OVER POLICE BRUTALITY

LIKE THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM NORTH TULSA, OKLAHOMA, LAST WEEK A BLACK TEENAGER FORCEFULLY ARRESTED FOR JAY WALKING >> WHY ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON ME? >> Reporter: COREY AT CONTINUE SON IS FROM THE SAME PART OF TOWN AND HE REMEMBERS GROWING UP UNDER THE SUSPICIOUS EYE OF THE POLICE THAT IS BEFORE THEY PUT HIM AWAY FOR LIFE FOR A MURDER HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT

IS THERE A POINT OVER THE LAST 20 PLUS YEARS YOU THOUGHT I'M GOING TO DIE HERE? >> TIMES WHEN YOU GET DENIED IN COURT, YOU FEEL LOW YOU JUST WANT TO SAY GIVE SOMETIMES >> Reporter: WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST POINT? >> IT WAS PROBABLY IN SITUATIONS WHEN I WANTED TO BE OUT THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HELP HER BUT I COULDN'T >> Reporter: COREY'S DAUGHTER COURTNEY WAS BORN A FEW MONTHS AFTER HIS FATHER STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE >> IT FEELS LIKE I WAS FAILING HER

IT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T EVEN MY FAULT >> Reporter: A 2017 STUDY OF THE NATIONAL EXONERATION REGISTRY SHOWS THAT INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER THAN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE TULSA DEFENSE LAWYER JOE NORWOOD WAS CONVINCED COREY IS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATEN HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IF HE DIDN'T SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER

>> PART WAY THROUGH THE TESTIMONY HE GOES, YOU KNOW WHAT? I CAN'T DO THIS WHAT I JUST TESTIFIED TO ISN'T THE TRUTH I WAS TOLD TO SAY IT BY THESE DETECTIVES I DIDN'T SEE COREY DO ANYTHING >> Reporter: TWO OTHER EYEWITNESSES ALSO TOLD NORWOOD THEY HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO LIE ON THE STAND

NORWOOD KNEW WHAT THAT WAS >> A PATTERN OF CONDUCT A PATTERN OF HOW TO GAIN CONVICTION >> WHILE COREY LANGUISHED IN PRISON, ANOTHER NORTH TULSA MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT HE, TOO, HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON FORCED TESTIMONY UNBELIEVABLY MALCOLM WAS COREY'S YOUNGER BROTHER

>> DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR BROTHER TOLD US THAT HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON? >> I MEAN, THERE IS NO BLAME ON MY BROTHER AT ALL I DEFINITELY CAN'T HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T EVEN DO MYSELF >> Reporter: WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM ALSO RECANTED IT WAS TIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THEIR CASES CAME BEFORE JUDGE AGAIN? MALCOLM AND COREY HAD A DEAL

>> WE BASICALLY MADE A PACT WITH EACH OTHER OF WE SAID, MAN, WHOEVER GETS OUT OF HERE FIRST, THEY'RE GOING TO GET THE OTHER ONE >> THE TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR REQUEST THEY DENIED THEY COERCED ANY WITNESSES THE WE SHOT THAT STORY LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, HENCE, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING OR MASK WEARING, SAVANNAH

BUT LAST FIVE YEARS, 328 PEOPLE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER, 328 EXONERATED >> IT'S A STORY THAT COULD BE TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND THIS ONE IS SO PROFOUND I KNOW YOU HAVE A WHOLE SPECIAL ON IT IF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT >> TONIGHT

"DATELINE" SPECIAL "THE LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM" TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN, 9:00 CENTRAL ONLY ON NBC >> CRAIG, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IT IS 44 MINUTES AFTER 7:00

OR 7:44 YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE JUST READ THE TIME IN A SIMPLE WAY LIKE THAT AND AL, IT'S TIME FOR THE WEATHER AND IT'S TIME FOR THE BE WEEKEND >> I'M GOING TO GO OUT AND GET MY SUN DIAL AND BRING IT IN

>> THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2020, 7:44 IN THE MORNING I DON'T KNOW >> WELL, HAPPY JUNETEENTH HAPPY — TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER AND TOMORROW IS FATHER'S DAY COUNTING UP TO 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURES, CARIBOU, MAINE, THREE DAYS AT 90 OR BETTER

HOTTEST DAY, 95 YESTERDAY NEW YORK CITY, HOW MANY 90-DEGREE DAYS? ZIP HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR, 87 ATLANTA, LOOK AT THIS ATLANTA, NO DAYS OF 90 YET

THE THEY'VE GOTTEN UP TO 89 THAT'S THE BEST THEY COULD DO ALL RIGHT LET'S LOOK AT WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON AS FAR AS THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE CONCERNED COOL OUT WEST, LOOK, RECORD HIGHS WILL BE IN NEW ENGLAND

CARIBOU, MAINE, MAY HIT THEIR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE SINCE THEY STARTED KEEPING RECORDS 97 DEGREES BOSTON, NEAR 90 ROCHESTER, 85 CHICAGO, 92 DEGREES TODAY

AND MORE HEAT CONTINUES FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 5:44 PM TOMORROW EASTERN 90 IN CHICAGO

BURLINGTON, 90 CLEVELAND WILL BE 83 DEGREES EARLY NEXT WEEK THAT, HEAT CONTINUES YOU'LL FINALLY PROBABLY HIT 90 IN ATLANTA ON SUNDAY MEMPHIS, YOU'LL GET UP TO 93 ON SUNDAY ON FATHER'S DAY

TUESDAY, 92 FOR PHILADELPHIA >>> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 92 >> THAT'S RIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND AND THE LAST OF THE KENNEDY SIBLINGS MAKING HER MARK HERE AND ABROAD HERE IS OUR SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCH WELL A LOOK BACK

>> Reporter: JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, THE YOUNG DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY >> SHE WILL BE THINKING WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THIS COUNTRY? >> Reporter: A MATCHMAKER, SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS JACKIE TO JACK AND ETHEL TO BOBBY, JOEY, HIS FIRST WIFE TO KENNY SHE MARRIED STEPHEN SMITH IN 1956 AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN, ALL WHILE SUPPORTING THE POLITICAL CAREERS OF HER FAMOUS SIBLINGS NOTABLY HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK IN 1960

AND VISITING IRELAND WITH THE PRESIDENT JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH KENNEDY SMITH REMEMBERING THAT HERE ON "TODAY" >> A TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF AFFECTION AND LOVE FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THAT HE SAID IT WAS THE HAPPIEST THREE DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY

>> DECADES LATER AT THE AGE OF 65, SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND DIPLOMATIC FEATHERS, SHE TRAVELED TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND PERSUADED CLINTON TO GO TO JERRY ADAMS AND THEN VIEWED AS A TERRORIST BY OFFICIALS IN LONDON COME TO THE US THIS ALL LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND YEARS LATER KENNEDY-SMITH ALSO A TIRE LTS ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN DISABILITIES

>> MY AIM IS TOTE GET THE PROGRAMS INTO THE SCHOOL >> THE ORGANIZATION SHE FOUNDED, VERY SPECIAL ARTS, STILL PROVIDES ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDING HER THE MEDAL OF HONOR HER SISTER REMEMBERING THE LAST OF A GENERATION >> SHE WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN

I TAKE SOLACE SHE IS JOINING EVERY OTHER MEMBER OF HER FAMILY UP IN HEAVEN >> Reporter: JEAN KENNEDY-SMITH, THE FIRST KENNEDY WOMAN OF HER GENERATION TO CARVE OUT HER OWN POLITICAL ROLE WAS 92 YEARS OLD ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> SHE REALLY MADE HER OWN MARK >>> IT'S 8:00 ON "TODAY" OFFICIALS URGING PRESIDENT TRUMP TO POSTPONE THE TULSA RALLY AS OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCES THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTISTS TO KNOW THIS RALLY PUTS US AS RISK >> WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO KEEP ATTENDEES SAFE >>> PLUS, CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH >> WE HAVE TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE STAND >> WE'LL DIVE INTO THE MEANING OF THE HOLIDAY AND FARRELL WILLIAMS JOINS US LIVE TO SHARE HIS VISION FOR FUTURE CELEBRATIONS

>> AND CHEERS TO OUR DADS WE'RE TOASTING CRAIG, AL, AND CARSON AS THEY GET CANDID ABOUT FATHERHOOD IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! >> I LOVE YOU >> I LOVE YOU >> TODAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 19th, 2020

>> I'M TURNING 21 ON THE 21st >> AND 21 YEARS AGO I RECEIVED THE BEST FATHER'S DAY GIFT EVER >> WE'RE COMING FROM — >> LOUISIANA >> WE WANT TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUTOUT TO OUR BEST DAD EVER >> HI FROM SUNNY SAN DIEGO

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE WOO-HOO >> I WANT TO WISH MY HUSBAND THE FIRST FATHER'S DAY WHO IS OFF SERVING IN THE COAST GUARD GO DAD! >> I LOVE IT >> SO CUTE

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF THE FATHERS HAPPY FRIDAY, SPECIAL THANKS IF YOU'RE JUST WAKING UP AND STARTING YOUR DAY WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US HODA HAS THE MORNING OFF CRAIG'S BLAZER HAS THE MORNING ON

WE WANT TO EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THIS FAVORITE FASHION CHOICE I LOVE IT >> MY SON PICKED IT OUT LAST YEAR FOR FATHER'S DAY SO I TOLD HIM I WOULD WEAR IT EVERY YEAR TO MARK FATHER'S DAY SO THAT'S — HENCE THE BRAVERY

THANK YOU, MY FRIEND BY THE WAY, SPEAKING OF FATHER'S DAY, WE GOT A SPECIAL THEMED MY TODAY PLAZA WE'RE GOING TO HONOR REMARKABLE DADS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, COAST TO COAST GOING TO CELEBRATE DADS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES AS WE SAY HELLO TO THE PLAZA >> IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE

LET'S GET TO THE NEWS AT 8:00 THE PRESIDENT SUPPORTERS ARE ALREADY LINING UP FOR TOMORROW'S MASSIVE RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA A CORONAVIRUS SURGE HAS HEALTH OFFICIALS THERE EXPRESSING CONCERN THOUGH MORGUE A MORGAN HAS MORE >> THE SURGE IS CONCERNING

450 NEW CASES IN JUST ONE DAY THE HIGHEST DAILY RECORD THAT OKLAHOMA HAS SEEN SINCE THIS PANDEMIC BEGAN AND NOW THAT WE'RE APPROACHING 24 HOURS UNTIL THIS RALLY KICKS OFF, WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY HOW IT'S GOING TO LOOK THE OKLAHOMA STATE SUPREME COURT REVIEWING A LAWSUIT THAT WAS FILED THAT WOULD MANDATE THAT EVERYONE WHO GOES INSIDE THAT ARENA WEAR A MASK AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE THE BOK CENTER REQUESTED THAT THEY PROVIDE A WRITTEN PLAN ON HOW THEY PLAN TO SPACE OUT THE 19,000 PLUS PEOPLE THAT ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND COME TOMORROW

AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF THIS EVENT WE KNOW THAT UPWARDS OF 100,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO DESCEND UPON TULSA THIS WEEKEND I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CAMPING OUT FOR DAYS BEHIND ME ONE GENTLEMAN COMING IN AS FAR AS BOSTON THAT NUMBER IS ONLY EXPECTED TO GO UP AS WE GET CLOSER TO THAT ARRIVAL DATE

WE'LL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON TULSA AS THIS RALLYETS SET FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT MORGAN THERE IN OKLAHOMA THE THANK YOU

>>> IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, THE RISING NUMBER OF CASES AND GROWING DEMAND FOR HOSPITAL BEDS ADDED NEW URGENCY TO THE DEBATE OVER WEARING MASKS NBC'S SAM BROCK JOINS US FROM MIAMI WITH THREE THINGS TO WATCH ON THIS I FROM SAM, GOOD MORNING >> CRAIG, GOOD MORNING WE JUST HEARD FROM MORGAN IN OKLAHOMA A SECOND AGO

THERE ARE TEN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW THAT ARE SEEING NEW HIGHS THIS WEEK THAT INCLUDES FLORIDA WHICH IS TOPPED 1,000 CASES IN 16 DAYS THAT SAY BIT OF A ROLE REVERSAL WITH NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR IS THINKING ABOUT QUARANTINING FLORIDIANS FOR 14 DAYS SHOULD THEY GO TO THE EMPIRE STATE ARIZONA, TEXAS, SOUTH CAROLINA ALSO SEEING HUGE JUMPS THIS MORNING IN THE MASK DEBATE AS YOU TALK ABOUT, IT'S DIVIDING COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA RIGHT NOW GAVIN NEWSOME, THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA INSTITUTED MANDATORY MASKS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FOR OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPACES

ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR AS WELL FINALLY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS ACROSS HIS STATE >> THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE GUIDANCE SO THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN IMPLEMENT MASK AND FACE COVERING POLICIES AND DETERMINE ENFORCEMENT >> RIGHT AFTER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE, SEVERAL CITIES IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA INCLUDING PHOENIX ANNOUNCED THEIR INTENTIONS TO LOOK AT THAT MANDATE RIGHT AWAY AND CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION RIGHT NOW IN NEW YORK CITY

THEY ARE STARTING PHASE TWO OF REOPENING ON MONDAY THAT IS GOING TO INCLUDE RESTAURANTS, OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL, AND PLAYGROUNDS AND, GUYS, THIS WILL BE TODAY GOVERNOR CUOMO'S LAST CONSECUTIVE DAILY BRIEFING HE'S DONE IT FOR 111 STRAIGHT DAYS SINCE NEW YORK'S FIRST CONFIRMED DAYS I DON'T KNOW HOW HE'S DONE THIS

NOT A LOT OF SLEEP BUT TO DAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY OF THAT STREAK BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT I'LL CATCH IT, SAM

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON IS HEATING UP WITH THE SHOWDOWN IN COURT TODAY THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED BOLTON "A SICK PUPPY" AND SLAMMED HIS FORTHCOMING BOOK AS A COMPILATION OF LIES AND MADE UP STORIES AMONG THESTORIES, HE IS CLAIMING THAT IT HAS CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >>> IN YOU EVER DREAMED OF SEEING PLANET EARTH FROM SPACE BUT YOU DON'T LIKE THE WHOLE BLASTOFF PART, THIS MIGHT BE AN OPTION

CHECK THIS OUT IT IS A COMPANY CALLED SPACE PERSPECTIVE AND THEY'RE PLANNING TO OFFER BALLOON CRUISES TO THE EDGE OF EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THE SPACE SHIP WOULD CARRY EIGHT PASSENGERS TO AN ALTITUDE OF 30 MILES THAT IS HIGH ENOUGH TO SEE THE CURVATURE OF THE EARTH, APPARENTLY

A TICKET FOR THAT SIX HOUR TRIP EXPECTED TO COST ROUGHLY $125,000 THE BALLOON CABIN COMES WITH A RESTROOM, COMES WITH A BAR, UNMANNED TEST FLIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO START NEXT YEAR HECK OF A FATHER'S DAY GIFT >> I LIKED IT UNTIL I HEARD THE PRICE >> YEAH

>> YOU WISH, MY FRIEND ALL RIGHT LET'S GET TO THE BOOST HODA IS OFF I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT TODAY

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BOMB-SNIFFING DOG HE GOT A SURPRISE SENDOFF WHEN HE RETIRED THIS WEEK AFTER EIGHT YEARS AT THE INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SO WATCH WHAT HAPPENS H HE IS BROUGHT IN TO A ROOM DECORATED WITH BALLOONS TO SNIFF ONE FINAL PIECE OF LUGGAGE >> YEAH A SHOWER OF TENNIS BALLS

THAT SENT HIM INTO A PLAYFUL FRENZY HE WAS SO HAPPY HE IS THE LONGEST SERVING CANINES HE'S BEEN ADOPTED BY THE HANDLER NOW NOW HE'S GOING TO KICK THAT IS WEATHER

GUYS? >> ALL RIGHT AL, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> NOW TO TODAY'S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE US 155 YEARS AGO TODAY THE FINAL GROUPS IN TEXAS WERE INFORMED OF THEIR FREEDOM UNDER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

>> THIS YEAR IT IS TAKING ON A LARGER MEANING A GROWING NUMBER OF COMPANIES ARE NOW RECOGNIZING IT AS A PAID HOLIDAY PHARRELL WILLIAMS WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THIS WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO HIM FIRST THOUGH, BLAINE ALEXANDER HAS MORE ON THE DAY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DAY

BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> CRAIG, GOOD MORNING TO YOU JUNE 19th, ALSO KNOWN AS JUNETEENTH, SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN IN THE NEWS A LOT LATELY BUT FOR SO MANY FAMILIES AROUND THE COUNTRY, THIS IS A TRADITION, CELEBRATION PASSED DOWN FOR YEARS THROUGH GENERATIONS AND NOW MANY SAY THAT AS THE COUNTRY IS COMING TO THE SORT OF RECKONNING AROUND RACE, IT'S TIME FOR THE NATION TO OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE THIS HOLIDAY >> Reporter: TODAY MORE AND MORE COMPANIES HAVE A NEW HOLIDAY ON THEIR BOOKS

FROM NIKE AND "THE NEW YORK TIMES" TO TARGET AND TWITTER ALL MARKING JUNETEENTH A DAY CELEBRATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA FOR MANY PEOPLE IT'S LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY >> IT IS ABSOLUTELY LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY THEY HAD THE SAME MEANING, SAME RESONANCE, SAME POWER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS IT WAS THAT DEFINING MOMENT OF FREEDOM

>> Reporter: PRESIDENT LINK ON SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION IN 1863 YET IN MANY PLACES SLAVERY REMAINED ALIVE AND WELL >> YOU HAD SLAVE OWNERS BUYING AND SELLING, RENTING OUT THE ENSLAVED POPULATION THEY THOUGHT THE SYSTEM WAS GOING TO CONTINUE >> AND THIS IS TWO YEARS — >> THIS IS TWO YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SLAVE HOLDERS ARE TRYING TO HOLD ON TO THE LAST MOMENT UNTIL THAT MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED

>> Reporter: IT TOOK UNION SOLDIERS RIDING THROUGH THE SOUTH ENFORCING THE ORDER THAT MANY SLAVES DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED FINALLY, WORD REACHED THE LAST HOLDOUT, GALVESTON, TEXAS, IN 1865 THE DATE, JUNE 19th NOW JUNETEENTH ♪ >> Reporter: TODAY TEXAS IS CONSIDERED THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

>> THERE ARE TALENT SHOWS, THERE ARE PAGEANTS, A NUMBER OF THINGS >> Reporter: FOR SOME FAMILIES LIKE THE SMITHS, IT'S A COMMON AS A LABOR DAY COOKOUT >> THIS YEAR IT'S A MUCH MORE CONCENTRATED EFFORT AND APPRECIATING WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY AND TO CELEBRATE THE LIBERTIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE AS HUMANS >> Reporter: BUT WITH THIS YEAR'S HOLIDAY FALLING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A SOCIAL MOVEMENT, A RENEWED PUSH FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, TODAY CELEBRATION LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM CORPORATIONS TO CONGRESS, A GROWING MOVE TO MAKE JUNETEENTH MORE MAINSTREAM

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALMOST EVERY STATE OBSERVES THE HOLIDAY IN SOME FASHION BUT ONLY TEXAS GIVES STATE EMPLOYEES A PAID DAY OFF THIS WEEK VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR SAID IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW SUIT A CAUSE CHAMPIONED BY MUSICIAN PHARRELL >> THIS YEAR JUNETEENTH WILL LOOK LIKE NO OTHER JUNETEENTH BEFORE IT >> AND CALLS ARE GROWING TO MAKE IT A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

BUT WITH ALL THIS NEW ATTENTION, AN IMPORTANT QUESTION — >> IS THIS A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD? >> I WILL SAY IT'S A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD BUT WHAT WOULD MAKE IT EVEN MORE MEANINGFUL IS IF ON JUNE 20th WE CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION IF WE CONTINUE LOOKING AT POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF INEQUALITY >> Reporter: AND THAT, HE SAYS, IS WHY WE CELEBRATE >> WE HAVE TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE STAND

WE HAVE TO CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO AMERICA AND, AT THE SAME TIME, REMEMBER THAT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO >> AND AS FOR JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS TODAY, CRAIG, YOU CAN CERTAINLY TAKE YOUR PICK TONIGHT JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS ARE DOING A LIVE CONCERT ON INSTAGRAM TO CELEBRATE AND YOU CAN TYPICALLY GO TO CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND FIND A JUNETEENTH RODEO OR PICNIC

I REMEMBER GOING TO JUNETEENTH PARADES GROWING UP IN OKLAHOMA I'M SURE YOU HAD PLENTY OF CELEBRATIONS GROWING UP IN SOUTH CAROLINA YOU KNOW, DR KNIGHT SAID SOMETHING TO ME HE SAID THAT THE BEAUTY OF THE HOLIDAY IS THAT THE CELEBRATIONS ARE AS DIVERSE AS THE CULTURE ITSELF

CRAIG? >> BLAYNE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU >>> MUSIC SUPERSTAR PHARRELL WILLIAMS AS YOU JUST SAW THERE HAS BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN THE PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID HOLIDAY IN HIS HOME STATE OF VIRGINIA AN EFFORT THAT BECAME A REALITY EARLIER THIS WEEK PHARRELL, GOOD TO SEE YOU GOOD TO SEE YOU ON THIS JUNETEENTH

I CAUGHT THAT NEWS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY AND I WAS STRUCK AT HOW PASSIONATE YOU WERE ABOUT JUNETEENTH HOW DID THIS BECOME SUCH A CRITICAL CAUSE FOR YOU? IS >> IT'S A CRITICAL CAUSE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, OUR ANCESTORS, THEIR LIVES WERE GIVEN — THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES, THEY GAVE THEIR FLESH, YOU KNOW, THEY GAVE THEIR MINDS AND THERE WASN'T MUCH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR THE FACT THAT, LIKE, WE NEVER REALLY HAD HAD OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE WHEN JULY 4th, 1776 HAPPENED, IT WAS ONLY OUR WHITE BROTHERS WERE FREE

THEIR WIVES WERE NOT FREE THEY COULDN'T VOTE AFRICANS COULD NOT VOTE NATIVE-AMERICANS WHOSE LAND IT WAS TO BEGIN WITH COULD NOT VOTE SO IT'S JUST — THIS IS A TIME

IT'S LIKE THIS IS JUNETEENTH IS AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION THE THING WITH US AS A NATION, IS MAN, TYPICALLY WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ THE ROOM AND THAT'S BECAUSE WE BUILT THE ROOM WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES WHO ACTUALLY DID THE LABOR AND CONSIDER THOSE, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE STREETS TODAY IT'S NO THE JUST BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS IT'S OUR ADVOCATES ALLIES OUT THERE AS WELL

IT'S AMERICA, IT'S A MOMENT SO IF OUR LIVES MATTER, THEN ABSOLUTELY THE FREEDOM OF OUR PEOPLE MATTERS TOO AND IT JUST — IT SHOULD BE A PAID — THIS SHOULD BE A PAID HOLIDAY RESPECTIVELY NOT ONLY FOR THIS COUNTRY ON A FEDERAL LEVEL BUT FOR ALL NATIONS EVERY NATION THAT'S EVER KIDNAPPED AND ENSLAVED AFRICANS AND AFRICANS SHOULD HAVE A PAID HOLIDAY THAT'S THE FAIR THING TO DO

IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO: >> I — >> IT'S A HUMAN RIGHTS THING TO DO >> I UNDERSTAND THAT IS WHAT LED YOU TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA LAST WEEK >> I DID >> WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM? WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU? >> I SAID, YOU KNOW, GOVERNOR, LOOK, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON AND THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEGACY AS IT IS TO THE STATE'S LEGACY

AND IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO — AT THAT TIME I WAS ASKING FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WHICH HE SAID HE COULDN'T DO HE SAID HE WOULD DO HIS BEST TO — HE WAS GOING TO LET HIS EMPLOYEES OFF FOR THE DAY, PAID HE WOULD PROMISE THAT THE FIRST TIME HE GOT A CHANCE TO GET BEFORE THE LEGISLATORS IN AUGUST THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY WOULD GET THE BILL PASSED I SPOKE TO HIM AND THE DELEGATE, THE LEADER OF THE BLACK CAUCUS AS WELL ABOUT THAT I PROMISED THEM BOTH

I SAID IF WE CAN GET THIS DONE, I WILL GET ON A PLANE, THE FIRST TIME I TRAVELED IN FIVE MONTHS MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING, AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE A SOCCER TEAM FULL OF CHILDREN AND SO MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING WITH THAT COVID-19 YOU GUYS ARE SEEING THE SPIKES EVERYWHERE

YOU KNOW WHAT? I HAD TO DO THIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS FOR MY ANCESTORS MY ANCESTORS ABSOLUTELY CAME THROUGH THE HULLS OF THE SHIPS IN VIRGINIA YOU KNOW? THIS IS VERY SYMBOLIC IT MEANS THE WORLD NOT ONLY TO MY ANCESTORS BUT TO MY FAMILY TODAY AND MY CHILDREN'S CHILDREN'S CHILDREN AND LISTEN, MAN, IF YOU LOVE US, THEN THIS HOLIDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYBODY

WE'RE ASKING NOT JUST FOR US TO, YOU KNOW, GET THE PAID DAY OFF WE'RE ASKING EVERYBODY WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT AND THIS IS INCREDIBLY SYMBOLIC >> I GOT ABOUT 30 SECONDS LEFT I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WRITTEN A MUSICAL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH AND THERE IS NEWS ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? >> YES, SIR SO KENYA BARRIS AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR TWO YEARS AS A BROADWAY PLAY BUT NOW NETFLIX IS INTO IT SO WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BEGIN GETTING THE PENS OUT FOR THE MOVIE AS WELL FOR JUNETEENTH IT'S IMPORTANT

WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL THE OTHER THING I WANT TO SAY, I KNOW YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS NOT ONLY JUST THE STATE GOVERNORS AND WE SHOULD MAKE THIS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY, BUT ALL THE CORPORATIONS, LOOK AT THE BIG FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES READING THE ROOM RIGHT IF YOU DON'T DO THIS, YOU SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED OF YOURSELF YOU KNOW? IF YOU'RE NOT WITH THIS, THEN STOP WEARING THE COLOR BLACK

DON'T DO BLACK FOOD DON'T DON'T NONE OF THAT THIS IS AMERICA GET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RIGHT THIS IS WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING

GET YOUR SAI >>> WE'RE BACK WITH TODAY'S DADS CARSON IS JOINING US EVERY YEAR RIGHT BEFORE FATHER'S DAY, AL, CRAIG, AND CARSON GET TOGETHER THE THEY DO LIGHT MALE BONDING OF COURSE, GUYS, UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAD TO DO IT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR

>> WE D WE TYPICALLY GET TOGETHER, CHAT OVER BEERS AT CARSON'S FAVORITE SPOT IN NEW YORK CITY LAST YEAR WE THREW AXES TOGETHER THIS YEAR IT WAS AL ROKER'S BOURBON ICED TEA RECIPE OVER OUR COMPUTERS >> WE HAVEN'T SPENT THIS MUCH TIME TOGETHER, HAVE WE? >> WE HAVEN'T >> HOW YOU HAVE BEEN? >> IT'S BEEN PRETTY — PRETTY GOOD

>> YOU THINK SO? >> YEAH >> YOU SURE >> I'M SURE >> HAVE I ANNOYED YOU AT ALL? >> NO >> YOU ARE SURE? >> BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, I'M HOME A LOT MORE

IN THEIR MIND IF, YOU'RE WORKING AT HOME, YOU'RE NOT REALLY WORKING YOU BELONG TO US >> FOR ME, IT'S BEEN FANTASTIC THE KIDS SEE MOM AND DAD THEY'RE LIKE HOW YOU DOING? >> STUDIO IN THE HOUSE

I HAVE TO GO DOWN STAIRS AND DO A SHOW MY DAUGHTER HAS LITERALLY SAID, NO YOU DON'T, DADDY YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT WHY AM I ARGUING WITH A 3-YEAR-OLD? >> THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT FOR ME THE DAILY SQUAD RIGHT HERE

>> I WANT THEM TO BE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY MOST OF ALL, I WANT THEM TO KNOW HOW LOVED THEY ARE >> I LOVE BEING AROUND HIM YOU KNOW? MY ONLY REGRET IS MY OTHER TWO KIDS AREN'T HERE

>> WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT DADDY? >> YOU GAVE ME LUCKY CHARM THIS IS MORNING >> YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO TELL ANYBODY THAT >> GETTING INTO THAT PATTERN THAT, MR MOM PATTERN I REALLY — I WEAR IT WELL, I THINK

>> WORKING FROM HOME IS — IT IS — PEOPLE RAVE ABOUT IT THEY'RE LIKE THIS IS — WE'RE NEVER GOING BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS CAN'T HAPPEN >> WHAT IS ONE THING WE DO ALMOST EVERY DAY? >> WE'RE COOKING

>> WE ALSO HAVE LEFTOVER RIBS AND NICK HAS BEEN MY CAMERA PERSON >> THAT'S A WRAP >> I WATCH HIM, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY I HAD SOME CHALLENGES BUT IT DOESN'T STOP HIM

>> MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT MY — HE NEVER GOT TO MEET HIS GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER HOW PROUD HE WOULD HAVE BEEN OF THOSE CHILDREN >> I LOVE YOU >> THANK YOU >> KIDS GENERATED IMAGERY

THEY'VE BEEN HELPING ME OUT IN THE CRAFT DEPARTMENT FOR POP START >> I'LL TELL WHEN YOU >> WE WERE DOING IT VIA FACE TIME I DIDN'T THINK WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THE LITTLE GRAPHICS UP IN THE CORNER SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SORT OF ENDEARING AND CUTE TO ENLIST JACKSON TO HELP ME

IT'S JUST ARMS IT WON'T BE HIS FACE THAT IS A WIN-WIN AND SURE ENOUGH, HE REALLY JUST TOOK A LIKING TO IT HE HAS SHOWN A LOT OF GREAT WORK ETHIC WHICH IS SOMETHING I WAS TAUGHT BY MY FATHER

>> SINCE WE'VE BEEN SPENDING SO MUCH TIME TOGETHER, OBVIOUSLY YOU LOVE YOUR KIDS, I FIND THAT I REALLY LIKE MY KIDS YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE TRADITION GOING WE HAVE TO GET OUT A FATHER'S DAY HAPPY HOUR ON >> POUR IT IN THE CAMERA >> CHEERS

FL >> LAST TIME WE GOT TOGETHER NOBODY HEARD OF COVID-19 OR PANDEMIC NOW HERE WE ARE IF YOU SAID TO ALL OF US SIX MONTHS AGO, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE, WHAT WOULD YOUR REACTION BE? >> HAVE ANOTHER DRINK >> I MEAN, I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT

YOU KNOW, I FEEL — I LOVE MY KIDS I FIND MYSELF WORKING TO GET HOME >> FIVE MONTHS AGO, PASSING IN THE NIGHT BUT NOW, LIKE WE HAVE EVERY DINNER TOGETHER LIKE LITERALLY EVERY NIGHT

WHAT'S BEEN THE FAVORITE MOMENT OF FATHERHOOD SINCE WE LAST DID THIS A YEAR AGO, PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH NICK >> ANYWHERE I TAKE A SHOT, HE'S NOT EVEN LOOKING AND HE'S THERE >> WOW >> THIS TIME NEXT YEAR YOU'LL BE A FATHER-IN-LAW

>> YESTERDAY I WAS STRUGGLING JUST PUTTING COURTNEY'S HAIR INTO FOUR BRAIDS AND NOW I'M GOING TO BE WALKING HER DOWN THE AISLE >> IN A FEW YEARS FROM NOW YOU'LL BE A GRANDFATHER >> SHUT UP! >> THAT'S WHY I HAVE TATTOOS THE YOU HAVE TO GET THROUGH THIS GUY FIRST

>> ALL THE DADS OUT THERE AND ALL THE MEN WHO ARE DADS TO OTHERS — >> AMEN TO THAT >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY CHEERS LOVE YOU GUYS

>> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DADDY, I LOVE YOU >> I LOVE YOU, DADDY >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY >> I LOVE YOU GUYS

NOW GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM! >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY I LOVE YOU >> I LOVE YOU LOVE YOU TOO: >> YOU SMELL GOOD >> I KNOW

>> THAT IS SO SWEET >> WOW >> WELL DONE, GUYS WELL DONE >> YOU ARE SUCH GOOD DADS

>> YOU GET ME EVERY TIME >> AL — >> THEY ARE GOOD DADS YOU NO HE WHAT? THEY LOVE IT IT REALLY SHOWS HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR KIDS BUT YOU REALLY ENJOY THEM

IT COMES OUT >> THANK YOU, THANK YOU >> HEY, AL, BY THE WAY, AL ROKER, SR, HE'S SMILING DOWN PROUD OF YOU

PROUD OF ALL THOSE KIDS THAT TOUCHED ME WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR FATHER'S DAY, LADIES? >> SAVANNAH? >> DON'T WE THINK THAT — I WAS GOING TO SAY, DON'T WE THINK THAT EVERY DAY IS FATHER'S DAY IN OUR HOUSEHOLD? >> KIDDING >> NO, YOU DIDN'T >> YES, I DID

NO, WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE MICHAEL, A WONDERFUL FATHER WHO ALSO ADORES HIS KIDS WE HAVE BEEN MAKING STUFF ALL WEEK SO WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? >> I LOVE IT WE'RE GOING TO — MY HUSBAND WANTS A LITTLE ALONE TIME AND THEN FAMILY TIME

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TOO HE IS GOING FISHING WITH A BUDDY AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FAMILY PICNIC >> CARSON? >> AREN'T YOU MAKING HIM A COUPON BOOK? >> THAT TOO YES THAT'S IT

>> ANOTHER COUPON I LIKE IN THAT COUPON BOOK A LITTLE MORE THAN THE DISHES ONE >> SEE, NOW WE'RE — >> WE'RE CELEBRATING — WE'RE OUT OF TOWN I HAVE THE KIDS AND WE'RE DOING A LITTLE DAD'S DAY GET AWAY I'M GOING TO DO A LITTLE FISHING TODAY AS WELL I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO

THAT THAT PIECE WAS SO WELL DONE I WANT TO THANK THE PRODUCERS >> YEAH >> YOUR BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP >> MONDAY IS MY BIRTHDAY

>> ALL RIG >>> WE'RE BACK WITH OUR SERIES FOCUSING ON INEQUALITY IN AMERICA YOU HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT STORY TO SHARE THIS MORNING >> TWO BROTHERS, BOTH IN OKLAHOMA, BOTH WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER AND TRYING FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS TO GET THEIR DAY IN COURT I TALKED TO THESE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH ABOUT THEIR LONG QUEST FOR JUSTICE >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN WEEKS SINCE PROTESTERS STARTED TAKING TO THE STREETS BUT THE VIDEOS KEEP COMING, FUELING THE OUTRAGE OVER POLICE BRUTALITY

LIKE THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM NORTH TULSA, OKLAHOMA, LAST WEEK A BLACK TEENAGER FORCEFULLY ARRESTED FOR JAY WALKING >> WHY ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON ME? >> Reporter: COREY AT CONTINUE SON IS FROM THE SAME PART OF TOWN AND HE REMEMBERS GROWING UP UNDER THE SUSPICIOUS EYE OF THE POLICE THAT IS BEFORE THEY PUT HIM AWAY FOR LIFE FOR A MURDER HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT

IS THERE A POINT OVER THE LAST 20 PLUS YEARS YOU THOUGHT I'M GOING TO DIE HERE? >> TIMES WHEN YOU GET DENIED IN COURT, YOU FEEL LOW YOU JUST WANT TO SAY GIVE SOMETIMES >> Reporter: WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST POINT? >> IT WAS PROBABLY IN SITUATIONS WHEN I WANTED TO BE OUT THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HELP HER BUT I COULDN'T >> Reporter: COREY'S DAUGHTER COURTNEY WAS BORN A FEW MONTHS AFTER HIS FATHER STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE >> IT FEELS LIKE I WAS FAILING HER

IT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T EVEN MY FAULT >> Reporter: A 2017 STUDY OF THE NATIONAL EXONERATION REGISTRY SHOWS THAT INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER THAN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE TULSA DEFENSE LAWYER JOE NORWOOD WAS CONVINCED COREY IS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATEN HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IF HE DIDN'T SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER

>> PART WAY THROUGH THE TESTIMONY HE GOES, YOU KNOW WHAT? I CAN'T DO THIS WHAT I JUST TESTIFIED TO ISN'T THE TRUTH I WAS TOLD TO SAY IT BY THESE DETECTIVES I DIDN'T SEE COREY DO ANYTHING >> Reporter: TWO OTHER EYEWITNESSES ALSO TOLD NORWOOD THEY HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO LIE ON THE STAND

NORWOOD KNEW WHAT THAT WAS >> A PATTERN OF CONDUCT A PATTERN OF HOW TO GAIN CONVICTION >> WHILE COREY LANGUISHED IN PRISON, ANOTHER NORTH TULSA MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT HE, TOO, HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON FORCED TESTIMONY UNBELIEVABLY MALCOLM WAS COREY'S YOUNGER BROTHER

>> DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR BROTHER TOLD US THAT HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON? >> I MEAN, THERE IS NO BLAME ON MY BROTHER AT ALL I DEFINITELY CAN'T HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T EVEN DO MYSELF >> Reporter: WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM ALSO RECANTED IT WAS TIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THEIR CASES CAME BEFORE JUDGE AGAIN? MALCOLM AND COREY HAD A DEAL

>> WE BASICALLY MADE A PACT WITH EACH OTHER OF WE SAID, MAN, WHOEVER GETS OUT OF HERE FIRST, THEY'RE GOING TO GET THE OTHER ONE >> THE TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR REQUEST THEY DENIED THEY COERCED ANY WITNESSES THE WE SHOT THAT STORY LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, HENCE, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING OR MASK WEARING, SAVANNAH

BUT LAST FIVE YEARS, 328 PEOPLE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER, 328 EXONERATED >> IT'S A STORY THAT COULD BE TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND THIS ONE IS SO PROFOUND I KNOW YOU HAVE A WHOLE SPECIAL ON IT IF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT >> TONIGHT

"DATELINE" SPECIAL "THE LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM" TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN, 9:00 CENTRAL ONLY ON NBC >> CRAIG, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IT IS 44 MINUTES AFTER 7:00

OR 7:44 YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE JUST READ THE TIME IN A SIMPLE WAY LIKE THAT AND AL, IT'S TIME FOR THE WEATHER AND IT'S TIME FOR THE BE WEEKEND >> I'M GOING TO GO OUT AND GET MY SUN DIAL AND BRING IT IN

>> THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2020, 7:44 IN THE MORNING I DON'T KNOW >> WELL, HAPPY JUNETEENTH HAPPY — TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER AND TOMORROW IS FATHER'S DAY COUNTING UP TO 90 DEGREE TEMPERATURES, CARIBOU, MAINE, THREE DAYS AT 90 OR BETTER

HOTTEST DAY, 95 YESTERDAY NEW YORK CITY, HOW MANY 90-DEGREE DAYS? ZIP HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR, 87 ATLANTA, LOOK AT THIS ATLANTA, NO DAYS OF 90 YET

THE THEY'VE GOTTEN UP TO 89 THAT'S THE BEST THEY COULD DO ALL RIGHT LET'S LOOK AT WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON AS FAR AS THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE CONCERNED COOL OUT WEST, LOOK, RECORD HIGHS WILL BE IN NEW ENGLAND

CARIBOU, MAINE, MAY HIT THEIR HIGHEST TEMPERATURE SINCE THEY STARTED KEEPING RECORDS 97 DEGREES BOSTON, NEAR 90 ROCHESTER, 85 CHICAGO, 92 DEGREES TODAY

AND MORE HEAT CONTINUES FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER 5:44 PM TOMORROW EASTERN 90 IN CHICAGO

BURLINGTON, 90 CLEVELAND WILL BE 83 DEGREES EARLY NEXT WEEK THAT, HEAT CONTINUES YOU'LL FINALLY PROBABLY HIT 90 IN ATLANTA ON SUNDAY MEMPHIS, YOU'LL GET UP TO 93 ON SUNDAY ON FATHER'S DAY

TUESDAY, 92 FOR PHILADELPHIA >>> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 92 >> THAT'S RIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND AND THE LAST OF THE KENNEDY SIBLINGS MAKING HER MARK HERE AND ABROAD HERE IS OUR SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCH WELL A LOOK BACK

>> Reporter: JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, THE YOUNG DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY >> SHE WILL BE THINKING WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THIS COUNTRY? >> Reporter: A MATCHMAKER, SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS JACKIE TO JACK AND ETHEL TO BOBBY, JOEY, HIS FIRST WIFE TO KENNY SHE MARRIED STEPHEN SMITH IN 1956 AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN, ALL WHILE SUPPORTING THE POLITICAL CAREERS OF HER FAMOUS SIBLINGS NOTABLY HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK IN 1960

AND VISITING IRELAND WITH THE PRESIDENT JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH KENNEDY SMITH REMEMBERING THAT HERE ON "TODAY" >> A TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING OF AFFECTION AND LOVE FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THAT HE SAID IT WAS THE HAPPIEST THREE DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY

>> DECADES LATER AT THE AGE OF 65, SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND DIPLOMATIC FEATHERS, SHE TRAVELED TO NORTHERN IRELAND AND PERSUADED CLINTON TO GO TO JERRY ADAMS AND THEN VIEWED AS A TERRORIST BY OFFICIALS IN LONDON COME TO THE US THIS ALL LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH >>> THIS ALL LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PEACE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND YEARS LATER KENNEDY-SMITH, ALSO A TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

>> MY AIM IS TO GET MY PRESENCE INTO THE SCHOOLS >> THE ORGANIZATION SHE FOUNDED, VERY SPECIAL ARTS, STILL PROVIDES ARTISTIC ABILITY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDING HER THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM IN 2011 HER NIECE, MARIA SHRIVER, REMEMBERING THE LAST OF A GENERATION >> SHE WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN

I TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT THAT SHE'S JOINING EVERY OTHER MEMBER OF HER FAMILY UP IN HEAVEN >> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, THE FIRST WOMAN OF HER GENERATION TO CARVEOUT HER OWN POLITICAL ROLES WAS 92 YEARS OLD FOR "TODAY," ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> SHE MADE HER OWN MARK IN QUITE THE POLITICAL TIMEFRAME >> A LIFE WELL INDEED

>>> THIS MORNING, LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RETURN TO THE RALLY STAGE IN TULSA OVERNIGHT, THE CENTER PROVIDING THE CAMPAIGN WITH MORE DETAILS INCLUDING STEPS EVENT WILL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO SOCIAL DISTANCING THIS COMES AT THE STATEMENTS THE SUPREME COURT IS SET TO RULE ON WHETHER THEY MUST ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES FOR BOTH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROMISING TEMPERATURE CHECKS, AND SANITIZERS, AND MASKS, THOUGH NOT REQUIRING ANYONE TO WEAR THEM THE PRESIDENT PREDICTING A MASSIVE TURNOUT EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS SURGE IN THE STATE

>> WE ARE GOING TO BE IN OKLAHOMA IN A CROWD LIKE NOBODY HAS SEEN BEFORE ONE OF THE REASONS WE CHOSE THIS STATE IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL WITH COVID YOU HANDLED IT EXTREMELY WELL >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR TOUTING THE CORONAVIRUS RECORD, EVEN REPORTING ITS HIGHEST AND WILL THEY INCREASE 450 NEW CASES

120 OF THOSE IN TULSA ALONE >> WE ARE READY TO GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL GET LIFE BACK TO NORMAL >> Reporter: LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS PUSHING THE PRESIDENT TO POSTPONE THE RALLY >> WE ARE IN A SPIKE

IT'S NOT A SPIKE LIKE THIS IT'S A SPIKE LIKE THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENCE TO KNOW THAT THIS RALLY PUTS US AT RISK >> Reporter: SATURDAY'S RALLY BEING TOUTED AS A, QUOTE, PRO TRUMP FESTIVAL, FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS 50 HIGH- PROFILE SUPPORTERS FLYING IN FOR A SHOW OF FORCE THE PRESIDENT PLANNING TO ADDRESS BOTH A PACKED ARENA AS WELL AS OVERFLOW CROWD IN A NEARBY OUTDOOR STAGE

OKLAHOMA ACTIVATING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST THIS WEEKEND, NOTING THAT EXPECT 100,000 PEOPLE DOWNTOWN, INCLUDING A LARGE GROUP OF PROTESTERS BACK AT THE ARENA, THE RISK IS WORTH THE REWARD >> HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THE VIRUS? >> I'M CONCERNED I REALLY AM BUT I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK

AND I'M BEHIND HIM 100%, AND I'M WILLING TO ACCEPT >> SO, MORGAN, WHAT PLANS DO LOCAL OFFICIALS HAVE IN CASE THERE IS A SPREAD OF THE VIRUS EXTENDING FROM THIS RALLY? >> THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH COMMISSIONER IS ASKING ANYONE WHO ATTENDS THE RALLY TO TRY TO GET TESTED BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT, DUE TO THE INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE VIRUS MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT REMAINING DEFIANT AHEAD OF THE BIG DAY, SAYING HE'D FEEL COMFORTABLE IF HIS DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISER IVANKA TRUMP WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE CROWD >> ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING AS THE PRESIDENT IS STIRRING UP NEW CONTROVERSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> THAT'S RIGHT

OVERNIGHT, TWITTER POSTED ANOTHER WARNING LABEL, THIS TIME CALLING IT MANIPULATED MEDIA, BASICALLY THAT IT IS DESIGNED TO MANIPULATE PEOPLE THE POST SHOWS A VIRAL VIDEO THERE IT IS TWO TODDLERS, ONE BLACK, THE OTHER WHITE HUGGING YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE

BUT IN THIS NEW VERSION, IT IS LABELED WITH A CNN GRAPHIC THAT READS, RACIST BABY, PROBABLY TRUMP VOTER THE REAL STORY LAST YEAR WAS ABOUT A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO TODDLERS THIS COMES THE VERY SAME DAY THAT FACEBOOK REMOVED A SERIES OF CAMPAIGN ADS THAT FEATURED AN UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLE, A SYMBOL USED BY NAZIS TO IDENTIFY POLITICAL PRISONERS DURING WORLD WAR II FACEBOOK SAYS THAT THOSE ADS VIOLATED, THE COMPANY POLICY AGAINST ORGANIZED HATE THE CAMPAIGN INSISTS IT WAS USING THE ADS TO TARGET ANTIFA, ANTI-FASCIST PROTESTERS THE PRESIDENT HAS BLAMED ON VIOLENCE AND RIOTING DURING AND PROTEST

>> PETER ALEXANDER AT THE WHITE HOUSE THANK YOU >>> SAY IT LOUD, SAY IT CLEAR IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME HERE! >> THIS MORNING, THE RULING IS REVERBERATING ACROSS AMERICA AFTER THE SUPREME COURT BLOCKED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTEMPT TO END DACA, ABOUT 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS ARE NOW CELEBRATING THE DECISION >> SO MANY TEARS OF JOY, EXCITEMENT, AND ALSO RELIEF

>> Reporter: RELIEF BECAUSE SINCE 2017, THEY BEEN IN LEGAL LIMBO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAD TO CLEAR THE PROGRAM ILLEGAL IT HAD BEEN LAUNCHED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2020, ALLOWING DREAMERS WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT AS CHILDREN BY THEIR UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS TO STAY IN THE US, GO TO SCHOOL, AND GET JOBS

>> WHILE WE ARE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ONCE AGAIN ENGAGE IN THE KIND OF LEGISLATING BENCH FROM THE COURTS THAT HAS BEEN DONE OVER MANY DECADES >> Reporter: BUT IT WAS CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WHO SWAY THE VOTE TOWARD LIBERALS HE ALSO VOTER IN THIS WEEK'S LANDMARK DECISION PROTECTING GAY, LESBIAN, AND TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES ARE MORE PLACED DISCRIMINATION PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE RULING, TWEETING, DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE ME? ANOTHER DACA RECIPIENT IS 22 YEARS OLD, A MOTHER BROUGHT HER FROM MEXICO TO THE US

WHEN SHE WAS 6 >> NOW I'M TRYING TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THAT WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR JOBS >> Reporter: SHE NOW LIVES IN NEW YORK WITH HER YOUNGER SISTER WHO WAS BORN HERE AND IS A US CITIZEN

FOR THEM, THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IS WELCOME NEWS >> IT IS A STEP FORWARD FOR ALL OF US THIS IS NOT WHERE IT ENDS THIS IS BASICALLY WHERE EVERYTHING JUST BEGINS >>> THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND HIS OLD BOSS HEATING UP

PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTACKING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AS A SICK PUPPY, AND SLAMMING HIS SCATHING BOOK AS A COMPILATION OF LIES AND MADE UP STORIES BOLTON REACTING ON ABC NEWS >> I THINK IT IS UNBECOMING OF THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT I THINK IT DEGRADES THE POLITICAL CIVIL DISCOURSE IN OUR COUNTRY, AND I'M JUST NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO IT >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO CALLING BOLTON A TRAITOR AND SAYING, I WAS IN THE ROOM, TOO, A PLAY ON THE TITLE OF BOLTON'S BOOK, ADDING, JOHN BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES BASED ON HALF- TRUTHS AND FALSEHOODS

AMONG THE ACCUSATIONS IN HIS BOOK, BOLTON WRITES, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRAY DEAL WITH CHINA WHICH HE HOPES COULD UPHOLD THE ELECTION THE PRESIDENT DENIES IN AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AID >> ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE

>> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY AID TO UKRAINE UNTIL ALL THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD BEEN TURNED OVER THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS' IMPEACHMENT CASE, BUT BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA AND IN HIS BOOK BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR IMPEACHMENT MALPRACTICE, BY NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATIONS BEYOND UKRAINE >> WHAT HE IS SAYING, BASICALLY, IS THERE WAS MALPRACTICE THIS AND IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THINGS THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO TELL YOU ABOUT >> Reporter: AS TODAY COMMEMORATES THE END OF SLAVERY, JUNETEENTH, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TAKING CREDIT FOR POPULARIZING THE HOLIDAY, AFTER INITIALLY TAKING BACKLASH FOR HIS RALLY TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," I DID SOMETHING GOOD

I MADE JUNETEENTH VERY FAMOUS IT'S AN IMPORTANT EVENT IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD OF IT >> THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE TOLD "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" HE JUST LEARNED THE MEANING OF JUNETEENTH FROM AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN SECRET SERVICE AGENT

IN FACT, THE WHITE HOUSE PUT OUT A STATEMENT ON JUNETEENTH UNDER HIS NAME EACH OF THE LAST THREE YEARS TODAY, SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS AND OTHER DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A FEDERAL HOLIDAY >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, BOOKED AND BEHIND BARS FORMER POLICE OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE FACING CHARGES IN THE MURDER OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ALSO FACING CHARGES, DEVIN BROSNAN, POSTING BILL BEFORE SPEAKING OUT ON MSNBC

BROSNAN NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY APPEARED WITH HIS ATTORNEY WHO SAID WHEN THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS LAST FRIDAY IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, OFFICER BROSNAN WAS THROWN TO THE GROUND AS BROOKS RESISTED, LEAVING THE OFFICER WITH A CONCUSSION >> DISORIENTED HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHO SHOT THE GUN HE WAS ACTUALLY HIDING BEHIND THE CAR WHEN HE HEARD THE GUNSHOT AND THEN WALKED UP TO THE SCENE >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE PROMISING HIS CLIENT WILL BE VINDICATED IN COURT

FOR SOME FELLOW OFFICERS ACROSS ATLANTA, ALL OF IT LEADING TO PROTESTS OF THEIR OWN >> WHERE THOSE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> ABSOLUTELY AND I SAY NOT SOME I WOULD SAY THE MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS AND THE CITY OF ATLANTA >> Reporter: POLICE SCANNER TRAFFIC TELLS THE STORY

>> 911 CALL >> Reporter: OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK OR GOING RADIO SILENT ACCORDING TO UNION LEADER VINCE CHAMPION WHO SAYS, MANY ARE FED UP >> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND GOING, IF I GO OUT AND DO MY JOB, I COULD BE NEXT >> Reporter: THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS, BUT DENIED THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB, ADDING, THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS ROLFE DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT WHEN OFFICER ROLFE FIRE TWO GUNSHOTS GOING INTO BROOKS' BACK A THIRD BULLET STROKE AN SUV WHERE MICHAEL PERKINS WAS SITTING WITH HIS FRIENDS

>> I WITNESSED A MURDER I WAS ALMOST KILLED MYSELF I'M GLAD THAT THE FAMILY IS GETTING THE JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE >>> FROM STATE TO STATE THIS WEEK, BACKLOG AND DESPERATION FROM ALABAMA — >> I NEED THIS MONEY

>> TO OKLAHOMA >> I'M AT A COMPLETE LOSS TO KNOW WHAT THE HECK TO DO I GOT BILLS, I'VE GOT RENT COMING >> KENTUCKY, WHERE HUNDREDS WAITED FOR EIGHT HOUR STRETCHES AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY INCOME OR UPDATE ON MY PLATE CLAIMS EMILY MILLER GOT IN LINE AT 3:30 A

M >> IT'S RIDICULOUS AFTER 90 DAYS, YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT NOBODY CAN HELP ME >> Reporter: WASHINGTON STATE AND OREGON HAVE BOTH CALLED THE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO HELP PROCESS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CLAIMS NATIONWIDE, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS ANOTHER 1

5 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK ALONE WHILE THAT IS THE LOWEST WEEKLY NUMBER SINCE MARCH, A STUNNING 205 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STILL RECEIVING BENEFITS >> THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY THIS DOWNTURN HAS BEEN MINORITIES, BLUE- COLLAR WORKERS, THOSE WHO CAN'T WORK AT HOME, AND WOMEN AS WELL >> Reporter: JOCELYN TAYLOR WAS LAID OFF IN MARCH FROM HER JOB AS AN ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER IN GALVESTON, TEX THIS

SIX MONTHS PREGNANT, SHE JUST STARTED RECEIVING AN UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK BUT NOW FEARS GOING BACK TO WORK >> BEING A HIGH RISK PREGNANCY ON TOP OF THE PANDEMIC IS, IT MAKES ME NERVOUS ABOUT DOING ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF HOME >> Reporter: WITH CONCERN THE ECONOMY WON'T TURN AROUND ON A DIME, THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN IS URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL $600 A WEEK IN UNEMPLOYMENT AID SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF JULY >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME OF THE JOBS ARE NOT COMING BACK SOON >> Reporter: THE STATES WITH THE MOST UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, MASSACHUSETTS, OKLAHOMA, AND NEW YORK

THE STATES WITH THE BIGGEST DROP IN CLAIMS, FLORIDA, TEXAS, GEORGIA, AND MICHIGAN BACK IN KENTUCKY, UTTER FRUSTRATION >> WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICES >>> THE HUMAN TOLL OF A MONTH- LONG EPIDEMIC, WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS OF ICU NURSES AND THE PAIN SITS ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS GRIEVING

>> WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER BREAK DOWN, SHE HAD LOST A SISTER SHE HAD LOST A NEPHEW AFTER SHE HAS LOST A BEST FRIEND >> THE TESTIMONIALS REVEALING A CRISIS THAT SEEMS TO WORSEN BY THE DAY ARIZONA JUST TOPPED ANOTHER DAILY RECORD 2,500 CASES

HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM COVID IN TEXAS UP 95% THIS MEMORIAL DAY AND FLORIDA, 16 STRAIGHT DAYS OF 1,000 PLUS CASES, SUGGESTING THE SUNSHINE STATE AS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER >> I THINK THE STATE AS A WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING INTO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE EPIDEMIC >> Reporter: DOCTORS SAY PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS LIKELY IS PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN THE SEARCH >> IF WEARING A MASK, THAT REDUCES DRAMATICALLY THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS SPREAD AROUND THEM THAT CAN INFECT THEIR NEIGHBOR

>> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM NOW REQUIRING RESIDENTS OF THE MOST POPULAR STATE TO WEAR MASKS IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY FINALLY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS >> THEY HAVE REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AN UPDATE GUIDANCE >> Reporter: AND TEXAS' HEAD OF STATE GREG ABBOTT LEADING SOME LEEWAY TO COUNTIES WHO HAVE BEEN ACTING AS THEIR OWN

IT COMES AS 13 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE, OR ARE PRESUMED POSITIVE THE MASK ISSUE, UNMASKING TENSIONS IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, WHERE A PROPOSED MANDATE FAILED IN A DEADLOCK, EVERY WHITE COUNCILMEMBER VOTING NO, AND EVERY BLACK COUNCILMEMBER, YES >> THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY COVID-19 HOW COULD YOU TELL THEM, NO? >>> IT'S BEEN WEEKS SINCE PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN TAKING TO THE STREETS, BUT THE VIDEOS KEEP COMING, FUELING THE OUTRAGE OF THE POLICE BRUTALITY

LIKE THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM TULSA, OKLAHOMA JUST LAST WEEK, A BLACK TEENAGER FORCEFULLY ARRESTED FOR JAYWALKING >> WHY ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON ME? >> Reporter: COREY ATCHISON IS FROM THE SAME IMPOVERISHED VIOLENT WRITTEN PART OF TOWN, AND REMEMBERS GROWING UP UNDER THE SUSPICIOUS EYE OF THE POLICE THAT WAS BEFORE THEY PUT HIM AWAY FOR LIFE FOR A MURDER HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT >> WAS THERE A POINT OVER THE LAST 20 PLUS YEARS WHERE YOU THOUGHT, I'M GOING TO DIE HERE? >> TIMES WHEN YOU GET DENIED IN COURT, YOU FEEL LONELY

YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE IN SOMETIMES >> WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST POINT? >> IT WAS PROBABLY IN SITUATIONS WHERE I WANTED TO BE OUT THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HELP HER, AND I COULDN'T >> Reporter: COREY'S DAUGHTER COURTNEY WAS BORN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AFTER HER FATHER STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE >> IT FELT LIKE A — I WAS FEELING HER IT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T EVEN MY FAULT

>> Reporter: A 2017 STUDY OF THE NATIONAL EXONERATION REGISTRY SHOWS THAT INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER THAN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE TULSA DEFENSE LAWYER JOON NORWOOD WAS CONVINCED COREY WAS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATENED HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD, IF HE DIDN'T SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER >> PARTWAY THROUGH HIS TESTIMONY HE GOES, YOU KNOW WHAT? I CAN'T DO THIS WHAT I JUST TESTIFIED TO HIS AND THE TRUTH

I WAS TOLD TO SAY IT BY THESE DETECTIVES I DIDN'T SEE COREY DO ANYTHING >> Reporter: TWO OTHER EYEWITNESSES ALSO SAID THEY HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO LIE ON THE STAND NORWOOD KNEW WHAT THAT WAS >> A PATTERN OF CONDUCT, A PATTERN OF HOW TO GAIN AND A CONVICTION

>> Reporter: WHILE COREY WAS IN PRISON, ANOTHER NORTH TULSA MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT HAD INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT HE TOO HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON COERCED TESTIMONY UNBELIEVABLE, MALCOLM WAS COREY'S YOUNGER BROTHER >> DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR BROTHER TOLD US THAT HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON? >> I MEAN, THERE IS NO BLAME ON MY BROTHER AT ALL, AND I DEFINITELY CAN'T HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T EVEN TO MYSELF >> Reporter: THE WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM ALSO RECANTED IT WAS TIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT

BUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THEIR CASES CAME BEFORE A JUDGE AGAIN? MALCOLM AND COREY HAD A DEAL >> WE BASICALLY HAD MADE A PACT WITH EACH OTHER WE SAID, MAN, WHOEVER IS NOT IN FIRST, THEY ARE GOING TO GET THE OTHER ONE >> THE TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, BUT IN COURT THEY DENIED ANY COERCED WITNESSES WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT WE SHOT THAT STORY LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, HENCE THE LACK OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING

BUT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 328 PEOPLE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER 328 EXONERATED >> IT'S A STORY THAT COULD BE TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN THIS ONE IS SO PROFOUND, I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE SPECIAL ON IT, IF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HOW THIS ALL TURNS OUT >> TONIGHT ON DATELINE

IT IS A DATELINE SPECIAL CALLED THE LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM US TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN, 9:00 CENTRAL ONLY ON NBC >> CRAIG, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> TODAY, MORE AND MORE COMPANIES HAVE A NEW HOLIDAY ON THEIR BOOKS FROM NIKE AND "NEW YORK TIMES," TO TWITTER AND TARGET ALL MARKING JUNE 19th THE END OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA

>> FOR MANY PEOPLE IT IS LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY >> ABSOLUTELY LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY AND HAS THE SAME MEANING, THE SAME POWER FOR AFRICAN- AMERICANS HAD WAS THAT DEFINING MOMENT OF FREEDOM >> Reporter: PRESIDENT LINCOLN SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, YET IN MANY PLACES, SLAVERY REMAINED ALIVE AND WELL

>> WELL INTO 1865, YOU HAD SLAVEHOLDERS BUYING AND SELLING, RENTING OUT ENSLAVED POPULATIONS BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THE SYSTEM WASN'T GOING TO CONTINUE THIS WAS TWO YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SLAVEHOLDERS, TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THE LAST MOMENT UNTIL THAT MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED >> Reporter: IT TOOK UNION SOLDIERS RIDING THROUGH THE SOUTH, ENFORCING ORDERS THAT MANY CLAIM DID NOT EVEN KNOW EXISTED FINALLY, WORD REACHED THE LAST HOLDOUT, GALVESTON, TEXAS IN 1865

TO DATE, JUNE 19th NOW JUNETEENTH TODAY, TEXAS IS CONSIDERED THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION >> THEY HAD PAGEANTS, A NUMBER OF THINGS >> Reporter: FOR SOME FAMILIES LIKE THE SMITHS, IT IS AS COMMON AS A LABOR DAY COOKOUT

>> THIS YEAR THERE IS A MUCH MORE CONCENTRATED EFFORT AT APPRECIATING WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY, AND TO CELEBRATE THE LIBERTIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE AS HUMANS >> Reporter: BUT WITH THIS YEAR'S HOLIDAY FALLING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A SOCIAL MOVEMENT, A RENEWED PUSH FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, TODAY'S CELEBRATION LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM CORPORATIONS TO CONGRESS, A GROWING MOVE TO MAKE IT MORE MAINSTREAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALMOST EVERY STATE CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY IN SOME FASHION BUT ONLY TEXAS GIVES STATE EMPLOYEES A PAID DAY OFF THIS WEEK, VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR SAID IT IS TIME TO FOLLOW SUIT

A CAUSE CHAMPIONED BY MUSICIANS AROUND >> THIS YEAR, JUNETEENTH WILL LOOK LIKE NO OTHER JUNETEENTH BEFORE IT >> Reporter: AS CALLS ARE GOING TO MAKE IT A FEDERAL HOLIDAY BUT WITH ALL OF THIS NEW ATTENTION, AN IMPORTANT QUESTION >> IS THIS A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD? >> I SAY IT IS A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD, BUT WHAT WE ARE MAKING EVEN MORE MEANINGFUL IS THAT ON JUNE 20th, WE CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION

IF WE CONTINUE LOOKING AT POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF ANY QUALITY >> Reporter: AND THAT, HE SAYS, IS WHY WE CELEBRATE >> WE HAVE TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION BY WHICH WE STAND WE HAVE TO CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS IN AMERICA AND AT THE SAME TIME, REMEMBER THAT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO

>>> MUSIC SUPERSTAR FARAH WILLIAMS AS YOU JUST SAW THERE HAS BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN THE POLICE JUNE, THE PAID HOLIDAY IN HIS STATE, AN EFFORT THAT BECAME A REALITY THIS WEEK GOOD TO SEE YOU ON THIS JUNETEENTH I CUT THAT NEWS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, AND I WAS STRUCK AT HOW PASSIONATE YOU WERE ABOUT JUNETEENTH HOW DID THIS BECOME SUCH A CRITICAL CAUSE FOR YOU? >> IT'S A CRITICAL CAUSE, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, OUR ANCESTORS, THEIR LIVES WERE GIVEN

THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES, THEY GAVE THEIR FLESH, THEY GAVE THEIR MINDS AND, THERE WASN'T MUCH ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR THE FACT THAT, LIKE, WE NEVER REALLY HAD OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY'S LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE YOU KNOW, WHEN JULY 4th, 1776 HAPPENED, IT WAS ONLY REALLY OUR WHITE BROTHERS THAT WERE FREE THEIR WIVES WERE NOT FREE THEY COULDN'T VOTE

AFRICANS COULD NOT VOTE, THE NATIVE AMERICANS, WHOSE LAND IT WAS TO BEGIN WITH, COULD NOT VOTE SO, THIS IS A TIME IT IS, LIKE, JUNETEENTH IS AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION THE THING WITH US AS A NATION IS, MAN, WE TYPICALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ THE ROOM AND THAT'S BECAUSE WE BUILT THE ROOM BUT WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, WHO ACTUALLY DID THE LABOR, AND CONSIDER THOSE, YOU KNOW

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE STREETS TODAY, IT IS NOT JUST BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IT IS OUR ADVOCATES AND ALLIES OUT THERE AS WELL, WHICH MEANS IT IS AMERICAN IT IS A MOMENT AND SO IF OUR LIVES MATTER, THEN ABSOLUTELY, THE FREEDOM OF OUR PEOPLE, THAT MATTERS, TOO AND IT JUST SHOULD BE A PAID HOLIDAY, RESPECTIVELY NOT ONLY FOR THIS COUNTRY ON A FEDERAL LEVEL, BUT FOR ALL NATIONS EVERY NATION THAT HAS EVER KIDNAPPED AND ENSLAVED AFRICANS

AFRICAN DIASPORA SHOULD HAVE A PAID HOLIDAY THAT IS THE FAIR THING TO DO IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO THE HUMAN, RIGHT THING TO DO >> I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS WHAT MADE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA LAST WEEK

WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM AND WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU? >> I SAID YOU KNOW, GOVERNOR, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON, AND THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEGACY AS IT IS THE STATE'S LEGACY AND IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO — AT THAT TIME I WAS ASKING FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WHICH HE SAID HE COULD NOT DO, BUT HE SAID HE WOULD DO HIS BEST HE'S GOING TO LET HIS EMPLOYEES OFF TODAY, PAID, AND THAT HE WOULD PROMISE THAT THE FIRST TIME HE GOT A CHANCE TO GET THE LEGISLATORS IN AUGUST, THAT YOU KNOW, THEY WOULD GET THE BILL PASSED SO IS UP TO HIM IN THE DELEGATE, LAMONT BAGBY, AND THE LEADER OF CONGRESS AS WELL I PROMISED HIM, LISTEN, IF WE CAN GET THIS DONE, I WILL GET ON A PLANE

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I TRAVELED IN FIVE MONTHS MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAVE A SOCCER TEAM FOR OUR CHILDREN MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING WITH THAT COVID-19 YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN A SPIKE EVERYWHERE

I HAD TO DO THIS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS FOR MY ANCESTORS MY ANCESTORS ABSOLUTELY CAME THROUGH THE HULLS OF THOSE SHIPS IN VIRGINIA SO YOU KNOW, THIS WAS VERY SYMBOLIC, IT MEANS THE WORLD NOT ONLY TO MY ANCESTORS, BUT TO MY FAMILY TODAY, AND MY CHILDREN'S CHILDREN'S CHILDREN AND LISTEN, MAN, IF YOU LOVE US, THIS HOLIDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYBODY WE ARE ASKING NOT JUST FOR US TO GET THE PAID DAY OFF, WE ARE ASKING EVERYBODY

WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT AND INCREDIBLY SYMBOLIC >> I'VE GOT ABOUT 30 SECONDS LEFT I UNDERSTAND YOU'VE WRITTEN A MUSICAL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH, AND THERE IS SOME NEWS ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? >> YES, SIR KENYA BARRIS AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR TWO YEARS AS A BROADWAY PLAY

BUT NOW, NETFLIX IS INTO IT SO WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BEGIN, YOU KNOW, GETTING THE PENS OUT FOR THE MOVIE AS WELL FOR JUNETEENTH SO IMPORTANT IT'S IMPORTANT AS WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL THE OTHER THING I WANT TO SAY, I KNOW WE'VE GOT 30 SECONDS, BUT WE SHOULD MAKE THIS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY, BUT ALL THE CORPORATION IS, LOOK AT THE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES WHO ARE READING THE ROOM RIGHT

THEY ARE ALL GETTING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF RIGHT AND HONESTLY IF YOU DON'T DO THIS, YOU SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED OF YOURSELF IF YOU ARE NOT WITH US, THEN STOP WEARING THE COLOR BLACK DON'T EAT BLACK FOOD, DON'T TO OUR DANCERS, DON'T DO NONE OF THAT, THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA AND YOLOVE US GET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF RIGHT

THIS IS THE WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING, GET YOUR SALES OUT AND RIDE THE WAVES >> PHARRELL WILLIAMS, APPRECIATED THANK YOU, SIR BE WELL >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER ASKING FOR PEACE FOR HIS SON

>> I WANT HIM TO SEE THERE'S ANOTHER WAY THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> TODAY, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IN A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >>> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY

>> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT IS GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPIDFIRE >> WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE IS A NUMBER OF THINGS I'D BE DOING THAT AREN'T BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON, BUT FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> I'M JERMAINE LEE JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR LIVES >>> I'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA

WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK THAT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER COMING HOME THINKING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? AS LONG AS YOU DON'T FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AMY STRAN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> PEOPLE HAVE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY ARE 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 UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THIS NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED PEOPLE'S >>> AFTER 111 DAYS, WE ALL DESERVE A BREAK TODAY'S FACTS ARE MORE GOOD NEWS I DON'T NEED A POWERPOINT TO EXPLAIN THEM HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS, 1,284

THE LOWEST NUMBER WE'VE SEEN WE'VE CONDUCTED 79,000 TESTS YESTERDAY WHICH WAS A RECORD HIGH FOR US, AND WE HAVE THE LOWEST WEEKLY INFECTION RATE, LESS THAN 1%, AND WE HAVE THE LOWEST WEEKLY AVERAGE OF LIVES LOST 25 SOULS EACH DAY, AND WE WILL REMEMBER THEM IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALL REGIONS OF OUR STATE HAVE LOWER INFECTION RATES AND THE STATE EXPERTS HAVE GONE OVER ALL THE DATA AND THEY WILL ALLOW NEW YORK CITY TO BEGIN PHASE TWO ON MONDAY BUT COVID ISN'T OVER

WE STILL HAVE MUCH MORE TO DO WE HAVE TO MONITOR THE LOCAL INFECTION RATES, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MUST ENSURE COMPLIANCE AND DO TRACING WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR A SECOND WAVE WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR POSSIBLE INFECTIONS COMING NOW FROM OTHER STATES, AND MANY PEOPLE NEED HELP NOW TO GET THEIR LIVES BACK TO NORMAL BUT WITH ALL OF THAT, IT IS CLEAR

OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS, WE HAVE THE IMPOSSIBLE IN THE BEGINNING, THE VIRUS HIT US HARD BECAUSE IT CAME FROM EUROPE AFTER WE WERE TOLD IT WAS COMING FROM CHINA WHEN THIS STARTED, WE HAVE MORE CASES PER CAPITA THAN ANY STATE IN OUR COUNTRY, OR ANY NATION ON THE GLOBE BUT TODAY, WE HAVE DONE A FULL 180 FROM WORST TO FIRST

WE ARE CONTROLLING THE VIRUS BETTER THAN ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY, AND ANY NATION ON THE GLOBE EVEN MORE, BY REDUCING THE INFECTION RATE, WE SAVED OVER 100,000 PEOPLE FROM BEING HOSPITALIZED AND POSSIBLY DYING THINK ABOUT THAT IT IS AN UNIMAGINABLE CHANGE I'M SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF WHAT WE ALL DID TOGETHER

AND AS A COMMUNITY WE REOPENED THE ECONOMY, AND WE SAVED LIVES BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER A CHOICE BETWEEN ONE OR THE OTHER IT WAS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO BOTH TODAY, WE ARE SEEING THE VIRUS SPREADING IN MANY PLACES

MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE, AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY FORGET THE POLITICS BE SMART OPEN THE ECONOMY INTELLIGENTLY, AND SAVE LIVES AT THE SAME TIME THAT'S WHAT WE SHOW WORKS IN NEW YORK

WE OWE THANKS TO SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE HEROES, ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN OUR LEGISLATURE, OUR COLLEAGUES IN NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, AND NEIGHBORING CITIES, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS THAT DID A GREAT JOB, AND MOST OF ALL TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THE STATE WHO ROSE TO THE OCCASION, WHO JOINED HANDS AND DID WHAT THEY HAD TO DO I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED ME PERSONALLY MY TEAM AND STATE GOVERNMENT LED BY MELISSA DEROSA, WITH DR ZUCKER, JIM, BETHANY BENTON, LINDA LACEWELL, DERRICK ROSE, LARRY SCHWARTZ, AND MANY, MANY MORE I WANT TO THANK MIKE — MY CARA, MICHAELA, AND KEEPING ME LAUGH AT TIMES THAT I THOUGHT I WOULD CRY

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO SEND ME LETTERS AND TWEETS AND WAVE ON THE STREETS OR GIVE A THUMBS UP I CAN'T EXPRESS HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME YOUR ENERGY KEEPS ME GOING, AND YOUR SMILES LIGHTEN MY SOUL, AND I THANK YOU TO THE 59 MILLION VIEWERS WHO SHARED IN THESE DAILY BRIEFINGS, THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME, AND GIVING ME SUPPORT GOOD LORD KNOWS I NEEDED IT AND DON'T WORRY, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE SOMEONE SAID TO ME, THEY WERE CONCERNED BECAUSE YOU RELIED ON ME TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING I WILL STILL DO WHAT I DO

WE JUST DON'T HAVE TO DO IT EVERY DAY AND THAT'S A GOOD THING AND LET'S HOPE IT STAYS THAT WAY I KNOW THIS PERIOD HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY HARD ON ALL OF US I THOUGHT ABOUT IT EVERY DAY, AS CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN

THE MT EVEREST OF SOCIAL CHALLENGES 42 DAYS OF THE MOUNTAIN, AND 59 DAYS DOWN THE OTHER SIDE EVERY STEP, EVERY DAY HURT AND WAS HARD IT WAS FRIGHTENING AND SAD

BUT I REALLY BELIEVE WE ARE THE BETTER FOR IT I BELIEVE WE ARE I WAS TALKING TO MICHAELA THE OTHER DAY SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO GRADUATE AND HAVE A BIG CEREMONY IN THE GARDEN AND I SAID I WAS SORRY THAT SHE WOULD MISS THAT

BUT SHE SAYS SOMETHING INTERESTING SHE SAID SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED ABOUT MISSING A CEREMONY, BUT THAT SHE HAD LEARNED A LOT OVER THESE PAST THREE MONTHS SHE LEARNED ABOUT HERSELF, SHE LEARNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT, AND SHE LEARNED ABOUT PEOPLE THAT SHE HAD GOTTEN AN EDUCATION JUST WHEN SHE THOUGHT HER EDUCATION WAS OVER SHE'S RIGHT

AND AFTER 62 YEARS, WHEN I THOUGHT I HAD SEEN IT ALL, I GOT AN EDUCATION, TOO A FEW WEEKS AGO, I HAD BEEN THINKING THAT I WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT WE DIDN'T GET TO UNVEIL OUR NEW STATE SEAL, THAT OUR LEGISLATURE JUST CHANGED TO BEAR THE WORDS E PLURIBUS UNUM OUT OF MANY, ONE WE DID IT BACK IN APRIL BECAUSE WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT AT THIS TIME, IT WAS DIVISION THAT AMERICANS ARE ONE, THAT WE ARE UNITED

AND REMEMBER THAT OUR NATION'S FOUNDING PROMISE AND ENDURING PROMISE IS UNITY BUT THEN I REALIZED, IN MANY WAYS, WE NEED TO DO EVEN BETTER WE DIDN'T JUST PUT THE WORDS ON OUR STATE SEAL WE NEED THE WORDS TO COME TRUE WE NEED THE WORDS TO COMPLY

IN THIS CRISIS, WE WERE UNITED WE WERE THERE, ONE FOR ANOTHER WE DID ACT AS ONE IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY I'VE NEVER SEEN OR FELT ANYTHING LIKE IT

I ASKED MYSELF, AND TODAY I ASK YOU, WHY DID IT TAKE A CRISIS TO BRING US TOGETHER? WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT USUALLY APPEAL TO THE WORST IN US RATHER THAN THE BEST? WHY DO OUR POLITICS TODAY PLAY TO OUR FEAR AND OUR WEAKNESSES, RATHER THAN APPEAL TO OUR STRENGTHS? WHY DOESN'T THE GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED US TO RETIRE? SPEAK TO OUR BETTER ANGELS WHY CAN'T IT MOTIVATE US BY LOVE, RATHER THAN HATE? WHY DOESN'T GOVERNMENT URGED US TO REALIZE WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SAME COMMUNITY, THE SAME FAMILY, AND THAT WE ALL BENEFIT WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER ISN'T THAT WHAT WE REALLY SHOWED OVER THE PAST 111 DAYS? THAT WORKING TOGETHER WORKS? THAT THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IS IF I PROTECT YOU, AND YOU PROTECT ME I WEAR A MASK FOR ME, AND YOU WEAR A MASK FOR ME IF YOU CARE FOR ME, AND I CARE FOR YOU

WE SHOW THAT IN THE END, LOVE DOES WIN LOVE DOES CONQUER ALL THAT NO MATTER HOW DARK THE DAY, LOVE BRINGS THE LIGHT THAT IS WHAT I WILL TAKE FROM THE PAST 111 DAYS, AND IT INSPIRES ME AND ENERGIZES ME, AND EXCITES ME IF WE COULD ACCOMPLISH TOGETHER WHAT WE DID HERE, THIS IMPOSSIBLE TASK OF BEATING BACK THIS DEADLY VIRUS, THEN THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE CAN'T DO

AND WE WILL BE BETTER, AND WE WILL BE STRONGER FOR WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH AND IT SHOWS US HOW CAPABLE WE ARE WHEN WE ARE AT OUR BEST IT SHOWS US THAT WE HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL TO DO EVEN MORE, AND WE WILL NOW, NEW YORK MUST LEAD THE NATION ON NEW YORK POLICE REFORM, AND LEAD THE WAY ON BUILDING BACK BETTER WE MUST LEAD THE WAY ON REENERGIZING OUR ECONOMY AND PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND WELCOMING A NEW ERA OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

I KNOW THAT WE CAN WE LEARNED THAT OUR BETTER ANGELS ARE STRONGER THAN OUR DEMONS AND SOMETIMES, WE JUST NEED TO LISTEN FOR THEM OVER THE PAST 111 DAYS, WE'VE HEARD THEM, AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL LET'S KEEP LISTENING TOGETHER

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, AND GOD BLESS >>> THE FIRST DAY BEFORE I WENT IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW YORK STATE AND I SAID, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THE FACTS >>> 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 ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> IT'S THE SECOND SURPRISING RULING THIS WEEK FROM A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT, A BIG VOTE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND A HUGE VICTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DACA PROGRAM

>> IT WAS JUST AN ARMS RELIEF TO TRULY JUST SHUT DOWN ALL OF THIS CONFUSION AND WORRY >> PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHED DACA, DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS, IN 2012 WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER SINCE THEN, 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS BROUGHT TO THE US BY THEIR UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS ARE ALLOWED TO GO TO SCHOOL AND GET JOBS

PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD HAVE SHUT IT DOWN THE SAME WAY BY EXECUTIVE ORDER INSTEAD, HIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ORDERED IT ENDED TODAY BY A VOTE OF 5-4 WITH CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS JOINING THE COURTS FOR LIBERALS, THE JUSTICE SAID THAT WAS TOO MUCH OF A SHORTCUT THE GOVERNMENT SAYING THE STATE PROPERLY FAILED TO EVALUATE LAW AS FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS SHOW HOW ENDING DACA WOULD HELP THOSE GETTING JOBS JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS CALLED IT AN EFFORT TO AVOID A POLITICALLY CONTROVERSIAL BUT LEGALLY CORRECT DECISION

PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE RULING, TWEETING, THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS COMING OUT OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS OR CONSERVATIVES AMONG THE STRONGEST SUPPORTERS OF DACA, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, RELYING ON 27,000 PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM TO HELP FIGHT COVID- 19 LIKE JAVIER KHOSROW, A NURSE IN HOUSTON >> IT DOESN'T SEEM LOGICAL OR FAIR TO THINK ABOUT — >> NO WORD TONIGHT ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL TRY AGAIN TO SHUT DACA DOWN IF YOU DID, THAT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY LEAD TO MORE FIGHTS >>> TONIGHT, THE MAN CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SURRENDERING TO OFFICIALS

FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS GARRETT ROLFE AND DEVIN BROSNAN BROSNAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, BREAKING HIS SILENCE WITH HIS ATTORNEY ON MSNBC AFTER POSTING BAIL >> I THINK IT'S A TRAGIC EVENT, AND IT IS A TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> BROSNAN'S LAWYER DENYING >> IT IS PREPOSTEROUS AND NOT TRUE

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE VIDEO >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER, SAYING HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED >> I'M GETTING TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS NOT RUNNING AWAY MR

BROOKS WAS NOT RUNNING AWAY MR BROOKS TURNED AND OFFERED EXTREME VIOLENCE TOWARD A UNIFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER >> Reporter: AROUND ATLANTA, AS THE CHARGES CAME DOWN, SOME OFFICERS WALKING OFF THE JOB IN PROTEST OTHERS GOING RADIO SILENT ACCORDING TO A UNION LEADER

>> WERE THOSE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY AND I SAY NOT SOME I WOULD SAY THE MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA >> THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS, BUT DENIED A NUMBER OF OFFICERS FROM EACH ZONE WALKED OFF THE JOB AND ARE ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS LAST FRIDAY, TWO OF OFFICER ROLFE'S GUNSHOTS WENT INTO BROOKS' BACK

A THIRD HITTING THIS SUV ACCORDING TO THE DA, THE PEOPLE INSIDE VISITING FROM TENNESSEE >> WE'VE COME TO ANNOUNCE — >> TONIGHT WE HEAR FROM BROOKS HIMSELF IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW FROM FEBRUARY IN THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT COME HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS RUN- INS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> IF YOU DO SOMETHING THAT'S WRONG, YOU PAY YOUR DEBTS TO SOCIETY

THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE THE SYSTEM COULD LOOK AT US AS, INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES THERE ARE SOME MISTAKES THAT WE'VE MADE AND, YOU KNOW, NOT JUST DO US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS

>> THE DA SAYS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY LIKELY WON'T BE ABLE TO CONVENE A GRAND JURY UNTIL OCTOBER >>> TONIGHT, IT IS A TALE OF TWO REGIONS >> IT IS EXCITING BECAUSE I KNOW WE ALL WANT TO GET BACK TO REGULAR LIFE

>> NEW YORK, FINALLY GETTING THE ALL CLEAR TO OPEN UP OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL, AND PLAYGROUNDS >> WE'VE GONE FROM THE WORST INFECTION RATES IN THE COUNTRY, TO THE BEST INFECTION RATES IN THE COUNTRY >> WHILE 1000 MILES TO THE SOUTH, THE SUNSHINE STATE, CONFIRMING 3200 NEW COVID CASES IN ONE DAY >> I THINK THERE IS MORE COMPLACENCY, AND THERE IS A HIGHER RISK OF SPREAD I THINK THAT IS WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

>> IMAGES OF CROWDED RESTAURANTS, AND VIRTUALLY NO MATCH COMING AS NEW MODELS PINPOINT FLORIDA AS THE NATION'S NEXT LARGEST EPICENTER OF TRANSMISSION >> DO YOU THINK IT IS PREMATURE FOR THESE PEOPLE TO GO INTO BARS AND RESTAURANTS? >> NOT REALLY I THINK IT WAS FOOLISH >> Reporter: THE STATEMENT HE GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS SAYING NO ROLLOUTS ARE NEEDED NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR NOW CONSIDERING A 14 DAY QUARANTINE ON VISITING FLORIDIANS, AS MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS HAVE SEEN 100 COVID PATIENTS AND A 17% JUMP IN A WEEK

THE HEALTHCARE STRAIN IN TEXAS IS MORE TROUBLING A 95% INCREASE IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS, JUST SINCE MEMORIAL DAY IN OHIO, CASES HIT THE HIGHEST MARK IN NEARLY A MONTH THE GOVERNOR THERE NOW REDEPLOYING THE NATIONAL GUARD WHILE IN CALIFORNIA, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM JUST ISSUED A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS

BUT AMID SIGNS OF DISTRESS, A SEARCH FOR SOMETHING NEW, HOPE THE MAYO CLINIC AND MICHIGAN STATE REVIEW 20,000 PLASMA TRANSFUSIONS AND HAVE DEEMED THEM COMPLETELY SAFE, ALLOWING THE FOCUS NOW TO SHIFT TO WHETHER THAT SAME TREATMENT CAN SAVE LIVES SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >>> I'M MORGAN CHESKY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA WHERE A SPIKE IN COVID- 19 CASES COMES AS CROWDS LINE UP EARLY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS >> I HAVE NEVER COME TO ONE ALL MY LIFE

I'M 68 YEARS OLD HERE I AM >> Reporter: ROSIE MATLOCK WILL CAMP IN HER CHAIR UNTIL SATURDAY ONE OF 20,000 SUPPORTERS EXPECTED TO PACK THE ARENA >> I'M AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE VIRUS AS I AM EVERY YEARLY FLU

>> Reporter: YOU NUMBERS SHOW A 100% SPIKE IN CASES IN THE PAST WEEK AS STAFF COMMISSIONER KAREN KEEFE SAYS, IT IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE >> IF YOU HAD PRESIDENT TRUMP RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HIM? >> I BEG HIM AS OUR NATIONAL LEADER TO CALL THIS OFF >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN PROMISING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND MASKS, BUT NO REQUIREMENT JUST YET TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM >> WE ARE TAKING CARE OF THEM, AND WE KNOW WHAT HIGH RISK MEANS

LARGELY IT MEANS OLDER PEOPLE ESPECIALLY OLDER PEOPLE, SENIOR CITIZENS >> I AM CONCERNED I REALLY AM BUT, I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK

>> Reporter: TONIGHT, DUE TO THE SPIKE IN CASES, THE CENTER IS NOW FORMALLY REQUESTING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROVIDE A PLAN ON HOW TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE ON SATURDAY >>> INSIDE LENOX HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN, THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY >> ONE MONTH AGO ON THIS UNIT, ALARM BELLS EVERYWHERE >> Reporter: THIS DOCTOR AND HER COLLEAGUES ARE STILL TREATING COVID- 19 PATIENTS, BUT MUCH LESS FREQUENTLY >> RIGHT NOW, THIS IS THE HOSPITALS ONLY COVID UNIT

AT ONE POINT IN THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, THERE WERE ABOUT 20 AND WERE DEALING WITH MORE THAN 300 PATIENTS ACROSS THE HOSPITAL ON THIS DAY, JUST SIX BUT THEY ARE NOW PREPARING FOR A POTENTIAL SECOND WAVE LATER THIS YEAR, COINCIDING WITH FLU SEASON THEY NOW KNOW THEY CAN TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF ICU BEDS, ON- SITE TESTING HAS IMPROVED, BUT THERE IS STILL A SHORTAGE OF THE CHEMICALS NEEDED TO CONDUCT THE TESTS WHICH ARE OFTEN MADE OVERSEAS AS AMERICA REOPENS

>> WE JUST HAVE TO BE READY PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING STILL, YOU KNOW, HAND HYGIENE YOU CAN'T COMPLETELY CONTROL THIS DISEASE DESPITE THE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES, BUT I THINK IT DEFINITELY HELPS >> Reporter: AT THE PANDEMIC'S PEAK, A QUARTER OF THE PATIENTS WERE CRITICALLY ILL AND MAKESHIFT MORGUES SET UP OUTSIDE DR

ELIAS HERSELF GOT SICK >> I NEVER THOUGHT WOULD BE THE EPICENTER OF THE WORLD >> Reporter: EVERYONE HERE REMEMBERS MARCH 7th THE FIRST COVID PATIENT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WERE A BLUR OF LONG SHIFTS AND LONGER NIGHTS

>> DID YOU EVER THINK IT WOULD GET AS BAD AS IT WOULD GET? >> NO >> Reporter: DR LIN IS A CRITICAL CARE SURGEON EVEN FOR HER, THE ONSLAUGHT WAS SHOCKING >> SEEING A HUSBAND AND WIFE DIED TOGETHER OF COVID IN THE SAME ROOM, OF THE SAME DISEASE, I HAD NEVER SEEN THAT IN MY CAREER

>> Reporter: DR JILL COLEMAN IS THE HOSPITAL'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IT WAS ON HER TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE ENOUGH VENTILATORS, ENOUGH BEDS, ENOUGH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> IF PATIENTS ARE COMING IN RAPIDLY AND DYING RAPIDLY EVERY NIGHT, WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE AHEAD OF IT, WHEN WE MIGHT NOT HAVE PPE, WE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEDS, THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS WE SAID, IS EVERYBODY GOING TO BE OKAY? IT WAS STRESSFUL >> Reporter: THIS EMERGENCY ROOM WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A COVID UNIT ALMOST OVERNIGHT

NOW BACK TO NORMAL BUT FOR NURSES LIKE MARINA DEMATYA, THE EMOTIONAL SCARS ARE FRESH >> I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I WENT HOME AND CRIED AND THOUGHT ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS I COULD HAVE, SHOULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE DONE YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY, WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD DO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US

>> Reporter: EVERY NIGHT AT 7:00, SHE CHERISHES THE NEW YORKERS WHO CHEER THE FRONT LINE WORKERS >> IT IS OVERWHELMING WHEN WE WERE IN IT, IT WAS ABOUT GETTING THROUGH IT AND HELPING AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE IT WAS SOMETHING I HOPE I'D NEVER SEE AGAIN

>> Reporter: HERE, THEY WON THE BATTLE THE WAR MAY NOT BE OVER GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT FIRING BACK AT JOHN BOLTON, BLASTING HIS NEW BOOK AS MADE UP LIES AND FAKE STORIES BUT HE SAID, ALL GOOD ABOUT ME IN PRINT UNTIL THE DAY I FIRED HIM

A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL IT COMES AS BOLTON DELIVERS MORE STINGING ACCUSATIONS ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I DON'T THINK HE'S FIT FOR OFFICE I DON'T THINK HE HAS THE CONFIDENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY GUIDING PRINCIPLE THAT I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN, OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S REELECTION

BOLTON WRITES, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA WHICH HE HOPED COULD HELP HIS REELECTION, THAT HE TOLD PRESIDENT XI HEAT SUPPORT THE PRISON CAMPS FOR MINORITY MUSLIMS THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT, AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AID >> ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE

>> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY A TO UKRAINE UNTIL ALL OF THE RUSSIA RELATED MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD TURNED OVER THAT WAS THE ESSENTIAL POINT, BUT BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA AND IN HIS BOOK BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION BEYOND UKRAINE >> THIS IS CALLED A CON IT IS REALLY A SAD THING, BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE THAT'S CLEAR

>> Reporter: ALSO TONIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING HIS MOST EXTENSIVE COMMENTS ABOUT RACISM IN AMERICA SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH, TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL," I LIKE TO THINK THERE IS NOT SUCH SYSTEMIC RACISM UNFORTUNATELY IN THE REAL WORLD, THERE IS SOME WHATEVER I COULD DO TO REDUCE THAT I'D BE VERY HAPPY WITH ADDING, I WOULD ALSO SAY IT IS VERY SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN IT USED TO BE AND ON THE RETURN OF HIS CAMPAIGN RALLY THIS SATURDAY IN OKLAHOMA, THE PRESIDENT PUSHED BACK AFTER CRITICISM, HE SCHEDULED IT FOR JUNETEENTH, THE DAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS, I DID SOMETHING GOOD I MADE JUNETEENTH VERY FAMOUS IT IS ACTUALLY AN IMPORTANT TIME, BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD OF IT TONIGHT ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL MARY TAYLOR RESIGNED OVER THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF RACIAL TENSIONS, SAYING HIS ACTIONS GO AGAINST HER CORE VALUES >>> FOR THREE DAYS, SCORES OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS IN KENTUCKY HAVE BEEN LINING UP

>> DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET! >> DESPERATE FOR HELP >> I FILED IN APRIL THE 19th >> Reporter: OUT OF WORK AND OUT OF PATIENCE, KENTUCKY RESIDENTS POURED INTO THE CAPITAL FOR THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO GET AN IN PERSON MEETING ON A POP- UP UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN BREANNA APPLIED THREE MONTHS AGO BUT IS STILL HAVING TROUBLE GETTING PAYMENTS

SHE STOOD IN LINE YESTERDAY, JUST DAYS AFTER GIVING BIRTH >> I'VE CALLED, I'VE EMAILED, I'VE DONE EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY COULD, AND STILL NOTHING >> Reporter: A SIMILAR SCENE IN ALABAMA, SOME EVEN CAMPING OUT OVERNIGHT THE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYED IN WASHINGTON STATE TO HELP INVESTIGATE FRAUD NEARLY 46 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE BEEN FIRED IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS, INCLUDING ONE AND A HALF MILLION LAST WEEK

WHILE STATES REOPEN, THEY HAVE STAYED IN THE MILLIONS FOR 13 WEEKS, A SIGN THAT LAYOFFS AREN'T STOPPING FED CHAIR JEROME POWELL URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE $600 A WEEK OF EXTRA FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT AID PROVIDED BY THE CARES ACT WHICH ENDS ON JULY 31st BACK IN KENTUCKY, KAYLA WILLIAMS WHO APPLIED MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO IS FRUSTRATED AND ABANDONED >> WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE >> Reporter: JOLENE KENT, NBC NEWS

>>> IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, IT IS BACK TO BUSINESS FOR GREG AND SABRINA COLLIER THE COUPLE RECENTLY REOPENED THEIR RESTAURANT, LEA AND LOUISE, SERVING SOUTHERN CUISINE >> I TRIED TO CURATE SOMETHING THAT WAS VERY INTENTIONAL, THAT IS ROOTED IN LAXNESS, BUT SOMETHING EVERYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND >> Reporter: FOR JUNETEENTH, THEY ARE SERVING MEMPHIS STYLE PORK RIBS AND POTATO SALAD >> GREG AND I WANT TO USE THIS JUNETEENTH TO SAY, THAT'S FREEDOM DAY

WE ARE STILL FIGHTING >> WE WANT TO SAY, LOOK, THIS IS WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE ARE FROM >> Reporter: JUNETEENTH RECOGNIZES THE DAY ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE WERE FINALLY FREE DURING SLAVERY, THEY PRESERVED AFRICAN TRADITIONS BY COOKING WHAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE >> THE FOODS OF ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE ARE SOME OF THE BEDROCK OF SO-CALLED SOUL FOOD

>> Reporter: FROM HIS KITCHEN IN HARLEM, DONOVAN WOODLEY RUNS THE WEEKENDER, A MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE DELIVERING GOURMET SOUL FOOD THEY ARE MAKING EACH PLATE AND COOKING IT AND IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, SERVING IT >> BRINGING IN THE TYPE OF FOOD I MAKE I THINK IS A GOOD SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AROUND ME, TO FEEL THE THINGS I FELT GROWING UP >> Reporter: A REMINDER OF A HISTORY HE SAYS IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED >> WE WERE THE PERCEPTION OF AMERICA, FROM WHEN WE WERE ENSLAVED, MAKING FOOD FROM SCRAPS AND CREATING IT INTO SOMETHING THAT COULD BE TABLE READY

THAT IS A FEAT OF ITS OWN >> Reporter: BLACK CHEFS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY LAST YEAR, ONLY 14% OF CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS WERE BLACK >> THE TIME HAS COME, IT IS LONG PAST TIME FOR THE FOOD TO BE CELEBRATED, TO APPEAR, AND TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED >> Reporter: FOR WOODLEY, HIS JUNETEENTH TAKE- OUT BRUNCH IS A NECESSARY REMINDER

>> THAT PROCESS OF FEELING JOY AROUND PEOPLE THAT UNFORTUNATELY DURING THE QUARANTINE WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A WHOLE BUNCH OF >> Reporter: A JOY ROOTED IN HISTORY AND FELLOWSHIP MORGAN RADFORD, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM BY WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT SIX CLOCK A

M EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT'S PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO! >> IT'S STREAMING, WATCHING, PREMIERING

IT'S TV, MOVIES EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IT IS SPORTS BREAKING NEWS

STOCKS FOOD >> WAIT, THERE'S MORE >> MORE? >> YES, MORE >> IT IS GOOD STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, IT'S TRENDING

MINDBENDING LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE IT IS FOR YOU, FOR OOH, AAH

AND IT IS FREE >> FREE >> FREE! >> WHO'S WITH ME? >> THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO, THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S WHY >> COME ON

>> BOOM, MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE'D LIKE TO THANK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> I FEEL THAT JUNETEENTH THIS YEAR IS A MEDITATION ON FREEDOM

WHAT WAS FREEDOM IN THE PAST WHAT DOES IT MEAN NOW, AND WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE? >> IN AMERICA, THERE ARE TWO INDEPENDENCE DAYS THERE IS THE FOURTH OF JULY, AND THERE IS JUNETEENTH JUNE 19th, 1865, THE DAY THE UNION ARMY ARRIVED IN GALVESTON, TEXAS TO DECLARE THAT THE CIVIL WAR WAS OVER AND THE ENSLAVED WERE NOW FREE THAT WAS TWO YEARS AFTER LINCOLN ANNOUNCED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST EVENTS MARKING THE END OF SLAVERY BUT THIS YEAR, AS A WAVE OF PROTESTS OVERTAKE THE COUNTRY AFTER THE POLICE KILLINGS OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AHMAUD ARBERY, AND NOW RAYSHARD BROOKS, JUNETEENTH IS NOW BOTH A TIME FOR TRIUMPH AND JOY, AND AN UNFULFILLED PROMISE >>> FIRST OF ALL, JUNETEENTH MUST BE UNDERSTOOD AS ONE OF A SERIES OF BLACK CELEBRATIONS, THAT WERE A CONFIRMATION OF FREEDOM >> THERE WAS FREEDOM ELECTION DAY, WERE AFRICAN AMERICANS CEREMONIALLY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO PAIR THE ELECTIONS THEY WERE FORBIDDEN TO TAKE PART IN AFTER 1834, THERE WAS EMANCIPATION DAY, WERE AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE U

S CELEBRATED THE ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN THE BRITISH EMPIRE ABOLISHED SLAVERY >> THE BRITISH EMPIRE HAS ABOLISHED SLAVERY, BUT YET, YOU HAVE NOT AND SO, IT IS NOT AN ACCIDENT OR A MISTAKE YOU BEGIN TO SEE IT, ESPECIALLY NOW, AS RESURGENCE OF IDENTIFYING JUNETEENTH AS THIS CRITICAL CONVERGENCE POINT , WHERE WE CAN BEGIN TO REFLECT ON PAST STRUGGLES, HISTORY, LEGACY, BUT ALSO THE DUAL NATURE OF BEING BLACK IN AMERICA

>> IN CELEBRATIONS OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, IT IS A REMINDER THAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES PROMISED TO BLACK AMERICANS A CENTURY AGO WERE NEVER REALIZED WE SEE THAT IN GEORGE FLOYD NOW, JUNETEENTH IS AN ENGLISHMAN OF HOW FAR WE HAVE COME, AND HOW FAR WE HAVE TO GO >> I REMEMBER READING ABOUT AN ENSLAVED AFRICAN-AMERICAN WHEN HE LEARNED THAT HE WAS FREE, HE SAID IT FELT LIKE WE WERE WALKING ON GOLDEN CLOUDS

WE FELT LIKE EUROS, AND NO ONE DID IT BUT OURSELVES I THINK THAT THIS IS A GREAT IMAGE THE GOLDEN CLOUD IT CAME AT THAT MOMENT OF FREEDOM WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THOSE THAT WE HAVE LOST

WE ARE HONORING THEM WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A MOMENT OF JOY WE THINK ABOUT THAT, AND WE CAN THINK ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCES AND ALL OF THAT COMPLEXITY >> A FEDERAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY IS GAINING TRACTION GAINS TRACTION IN THE PUBLIC WORLD WITH STATE LEADERS AND IN CONGRESS

>> WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY FREEDOM WITHOUT THE RELIANCE OF SLAVERY AS A FOUNDATION WE SHOULD DO THAT WITH THE CURRENT CELEBRATION IN THE MIDST OF THE BLACK AND BROWN AND COLLECTIVE ACTION AGAINST ABUSE OF POWERS, BE CAREFUL, IS THIS AN ATTEMPT TO MUTE A CONVERSATION? IT HAS TO BE A LAUNCHING POINT NOT A FINISHING POINT

I DEFINITELY WORRY ABOUT THAT THAT'S A THE INDIVIDUAL ENTITIES, WHETHER IT IS THE STATE OFFICIAL OR CORPORATE ENTITIES ARE MOVING FROM THEIR PURVIEW VERSUS THE INDIVIDUALS MOVING INTO A DEMOCRATIC APPROACH FOR FRAMEWORK, ON WHAT WE WILL ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH MAKING AMERICA WHAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN DEREK CHAUVIN JUNETEENTH, THE CO EMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN T >>> TO MARK THE HOLIDAY, A NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED INVISIBLE PORTRAIT IS BEING RELEASED IT TELLS THE STORY AND THE HISTORY OF A BLACK WOMAN IN AMERICA

IT CELEBRATES THE ROLE THAT THEY PLAY THROUGHOUT OUR SOCIETY >> THERE IS A FIERCE INDEPENDENCE OF MIND, WILL, AND TENACITY >> NO MATTER WHAT STANDS IN OUR WAY, NO MATTER HOW FAR WE GET >> MAKING THE FILM, SHE JOINS US NOW, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING I WOULD HAVE TO TELL YOU, I WATCHED IT LAST NIGHT

IT WAS SO POWERFUL THAT I GOT UP AND I WENT TO ANOTHER ROOM AND CLOSE THE DOOR TO HAVE A MOMENT IT WAS SO POWERFUL I ENCOURAGE ANYONE IF THEY HAVE A MOMENT TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IT WAS SLATED FOR RELEASE LATER IN THE YEAR, AND YOU CHANGED IT TO COINCIDE WITH JUNETEENTH WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE DATE? >> IT WAS IMPORTANT TO MOVE UP THE DATE AFTER THE KILLING OF AHMAUD ARBERY , AND BREANNA TAYLOR, AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD EMMA I FELT THAT WE WERE COLLECTIVELY IN A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE WERE READY TO BE REEDUCATED ON THE THINGS THAT WE WERE TOLD TO BE TRUE

SO, WHEN I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHAT DAY TO RELEASE IT, IT SIMPLY MADE SENSE TO ME TO RELEASE IT ON A DAY THAT CELEBRATES BLACK FREEDOM >> IT IS SO INTERESTING IT HAS BEEN THREE WEEKS MORE THAN THREE WEEKS SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD WHEN YOU WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY IT IS IF YOU TALKED TO THESE WOMEN YESTERDAY

IT IS SO INTERESTING YOU LOOK AT THE MOVEMENT THAT SPARKED OUR NATION, THE THEME AND THE FILM IS TIMELESS ISN'T IT? >> IT IS IT IS FORTUNATE AND UNFORTUNATE I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS MAKING IT 2 1/2 YEARS AGO THAT THESE THESE WOULD BE TIMELESS

WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE ANTI- BLACK OPPRESSION THAT IS HAPPENING, UNFORTUNATELY, THIS CONVERSATION WILL ALWAYS BE ONE THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE >> I SHOULD ASK YOU, KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKED FOR PATIENTS WELL THE POLICE KILLING OF BREANNA TAYLORS INVESTIGATED, SAYING THEY WILL FIND THE TRUTH THE THING ABOUT TO BREANNA, YOU THINK ABOUT HER EVERY DAY HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE ATTENTION THAT HER CASE HAS RECEIVED? >> I THINK IT IS VERY UNFORTUNATE I THINK THAT THE LACK OF ATTENTION THAT HER CASE IS RECEIVING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE CONSISTENT RESEARCHER OF BLACK WOMEN

WHEN IT CAME TO AHMAUD ARBERY AND GEORGE FLOYD, RIGHTFULLY SO, WE SCREAM FROM THE ROOFTOPS REGARDING THEIR MURDERS WHEN IT CAME TO BREANNA TAYLOR, THERE WAS A FEW DAYS ABOUT RAGE THERE WAS NO VIDEO HAVING A VIDEO DOES NOT MATTER HER MURDER STILL HAPPENED

IT WAS NOT UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN BLACK WOMEN PLACED ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT IT HAS BEEN THREE MONTHS AND THERE HAVE BEEN NO OFFICERS THAT HAVE BEEN ARRESTED OR HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER DEATH I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THE WAY THAT HER CASE IS BEING HANDLED, THE WAY THAT KIMBERLY CRENSHAW AND THE CAMPAIGN SAYS HER NAME >> THE DOCUMENTARY IS BEING DESCRIBED AS A LOVE LETTER TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IT FELT THAT WAY WHEN YOU ARE WATCHING IT AT THE SAME TIME, PEOPLE CALL IT A REEDUCATION

I THINK I LEARNED SO MUCH WATCHING IT SO MANY PEOPLE, THEY CAN LEARN WHAT YOU MEAN BY REEDUCATION? THE MEANING OF THE SONG, AMAZING GRACE THAT WE SING IN CHURCH THE ORIGINS OF THAT, THERE IS SO MUCH THAT WE HAVE NOT LEARNED >> WHEN I DECIDED TO MAKE THE FILM, THE BLESSINGS OF MY INVESTOR, MICHAEL MYERS, HE IS MY GUARDIAN ANGEL

I WENT THROUGH EIGHT MONTHS OF RESEARCH IN THE PERIOD OF ME GOING THROUGH THE RESEARCHING, I WENT THROUGH A PLETHORA OF EMOTIONS A LOT OF ANGER AND RAGE, AND DISAPPOINTMENT I WAS UPSET WITH MYSELF FOR NOT KNOWING THE HISTORY I REALIZED THAT THE HISTORY THAT WE ARE TAUGHT — I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO USE THAT FILMS NEGATIVE EMOTIONS OF SADNESS, ANGER, RAGE, AND DISAPPOINTMENT IN A WAY THAT ALLOWED ME TO TELL THE STORY, THE TRUE STORY OF BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA

YOU KNOW, IT WAS REEDUCATION FOR ME IT FELT LIKE A REBIRTH FIRST AND FOREMOST, I DECIDED TO SAY — I WANT THIS TO BE A LOVE LETTER TO BLACK WOMEN, FIRST AND FOREMOST A EDUCATION FILM TO EVERYONE ELSE I FEEL LIKE THAT IS IMPORTANT

I THINK THAT WE ARE IN A TIME RIGHT NOW WHEN PEOPLE ARE READY FOR THAT >> I DO TOO THERE'S A CELEBRITY THAT I SHOULD MENTION BEFORE WE GO, HALLE BERRY WAS A HUGE PART OF GETTING THE STORY FORWARD HOW DID SHE MAKE IT HAPPEN? YOU GUYS ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PAIRING >> HALLEY IS A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE

SHE IS A MENTOR TO ME MY INVESTOR, MICHAEL MYERS, WHEN HE OFFERED ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE THE STORY I HAD A LOT OF DOUBTS BECAUSE I HAD NOT DIRECTED BEFORE THE FIRST PERSON THAT I WENT TO WAS HALLEY I WAS CRYING, SAYING I CAN'T DO THIS I DON'T FEEL CAPABLE

SHE LOOKED AT ME AND SHE WAS LIKE — YOU ARE DOING THIS IT IS YOUR CALLING IF I HAVE TO PUT MY TEAM BEHIND YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE TAKEN CARE OF, YOU HAVE TO DO THIS YOU KNOW, AFTER TALKING TO HER, I WAS LIKE, ALL RIGHT I WILL DO IT

>> I AM GLAD YOU DID IT IT FELT LIKE A LOVE LETTER I THINK THAT EVERYONE WILL BENEFIT TO WATCH THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME INVISIBLE PORTRAIT IS AVAILABLE ON VIDEO AND DEMAND

>> WE HAVE NOT SPENT MUCH TIME TOGETHER, HAVE WE? HOW IS IT THEN? >> IT HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD >> BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, I'M HOME A LOT MORE THAN I USED TO BE IF YOU ARE WORKING AT HOME, YOU ARE NOT WORKING YOU BELONG TO US >> SMALLER KIDS — THEY ARE LIKE, HOW ARE YOU DOING, DAD

>> I HAVE A STEADY ON THE HOUSE MY DAUGHTER HAS LITERALLY SAID — PLEASE DON'T, DAD, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT WHY AM I ARGUING WITH A THREE- YEAR-OLD? >> WE HAVE THE SQUAD RIGHT HERE >> I WANT THEM TO BE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN, HAPPY, BUT MOST OF ALL I WANT THEM TO KNOW HOW LOVED THEY ARE >> I LOVE BEING AROUND HIM

MY ONLY REGRET IS MY OTHER TWO KIDS ARE NOT HERE >> LUCKY CHARMS THIS MORNING? YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TELL PEOPLE THAT I'M GETTING IN THAT PATTERN I WEAR IT WELL, I THINK >> WORKING FROM HOME, PEOPLE RAVE ABOUT IT

THEY SAY THAT WE WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS >> BUT ARE WE COOKING? >> LEFTOVER RIBS >> RICK IS MY CAMERA PERSON >> THAT'S A WRAP

>> I WATCH HIM, HE IS OBVIOUSLY HAVING CHALLENGES IT DOES NOT STOP HIM >> MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT NICK NEVER GOT TO BE HIS GRANDFATHER THINK OF HOW PROUD HE WOULD'VE BEEN OF HIS CHILDREN >> THANK YOU

>> GENERATED AN INJURY WHAT WE ARE DOING IS ON FACETIME, I DO NOT THINK THAT WE WOULD PUT THE GRAPHICS UP IN THE CORNER I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ENDEARING AND CUTE TO HAVE JACKSON HELP ME IT WOULD BE FUNNY IF IT WAS HIS ARMS THAT WAS A WIN-WIN

SURE ENOUGH HE TOOK A LIKING TO IT HE SHOWED A LOT OF WORK ETHIC, ONE OF THE GREAT TRAITS OBVIOUSLY, YOU LOVE YOUR KIDS >> I REALLY LIKED MY KIDS >> WE HAVE TO KEEP THE TRADITION GOING

WE HAVE TO GET THE FATHER'S DAY HAPPY HOUR GOING >> THE LAST TIME THAT WE GOT TOGETHER, NO ONE HAD HEARD OF COVID-19, OR THE PANDEMIC HERE WE ARE IF YOU EXPECTED THIS SIX MONTHS AGO YOU WOULD HAVE MORE TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN THEN YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU COULD HAVE, IF YOU HEARD THAT, WHAT WOULD YOUR REACTION BE? >> HAVE ANOTHER DRINK

>> I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT I LOVE MY KIDS I FIND MYSELF WORKING TO GET HOME >> FIVE MONTHS AGO, I WAS GONE, BUT WE HAVE DINNER TOGETHER EVERY NIGHT WHAT HAS BEEN THE FAVORITE MOMENT OF FATHERHOOD? >> PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH NICK

ANYWHERE I TAKE A SHOT, HE JUST SAYS WELL >> THIS TIME NEXT YEAR YOU WILL BE A FATHER-IN-LAW >> I WAS STRUGGLING JUST PUTTING BRAIDS NOW WHY I WILL BE WALKING HER DOWN THE AISLE >> SOON YOU WILL BE A GRANDFATHER

>> SHUT UP! >> YOU HAVE TO GET THROUGH THIS GUY FIRST >> TO OTHER DADS, AND ALL THE MEN THAT ARE DEBTS TO OTHERS, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY >> LOVE YOU GUYS >> WE LOVE YOU >> I LOVE YOU

>> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY >> I LOVE YOU GUYS >> GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM >> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY >> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH WAS THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH KENNEDY, BORN INTO A FAMILY THAT WOULD RESHAPE AMERICAN POLITICS

>> YOU SHOULD THINK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY >> SHE INTRODUCED HER BROTHER TO HER FRIEND, JACKIE TO JEFF ETHEL TO BOBBY JOAN, HIS FIRST WIFE, TO TEDDY SHE MARRIED STEPHEN SMITH IN 1956 AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN

ALL WHILE SUPPORTING POLITICAL CAREERS OF HER SIBLINGS SHE THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR JACK IN 1960 MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH A >> REMEMBERING THAT TRIP, TODAY HE SAI IT WAS THE HAPPIEST THREE DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY

>> DECADES LATER AT THE AGE OF 65, SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO >> DECADES LATER, AT THE AGE OF 65, SHE WAS A SURPRISING AND POPULAR CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND SHE TRAVELED TO NORTHERN IRELAND, AND PERSUADED CLINTON TO LET THE HEAD OF THE IRA, JERRY ADAMS, THEN VIEWED AS A TERRORIST BY OFFICIALS IN LONDON COME TO THE US THEY LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE HISTORIC PIECE WITH IRELAND HE WAS A TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

>> MY AIM IS TO GET PEOPLE INTO THE SCHOOLS >> THE FOUNDATION SHE FOUND IT STILL PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDED HER THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM IN NOVEMBER HER NIECE REMEMBERED THE LAST OF A GENERATION IT >> SHE WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN

I TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT THAT SHE IS JOINING EVERY OTHER MEMBER OF HER FAMILY >> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH, THE FIRST KENNEDY WOMAN OF HER GENERATION TO CHANGE HER POLITICAL ROLE WAS 92 YEARS OLD TODAY, ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS NOW, WASHINGTON >>> THIS MORNING, LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESIDENT TERMS RETURNED TO THE RALLY STAGE IN TULSA OVERNIGHT, THEY REQUESTED THE CAMPAIGN PROVIDE MORE DETAILS INCLUDING THE STEPS THAT THEY WILL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO SOCIAL DISTANCING

THIS COMES AS THE STATE SUPREME COURT WILL RULE ON WHETHER OR NOT ATTENDEES WILL ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES FOR FACEMASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PROMISES TEMPERATURE CHECKS, HAND SANITIZER SAND MASK THEY DON'T REQUIRE ANYONE TO WEAR THEM THE PRESIDENT HAD PREDICTED A MASSIVE TURNOUT, AS CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS HAD SURGED IN THE STATE >> WE WILL BE IN OKLAHOMA

IT IS A CROWD OF THAT IS LIKE NO ONE HAS SEEN BEFORE ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE CHOSE YOUR STATE, KEVIN, IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL WITH COVID-19 YOU HANDLED IT INCREDIBLY WELL >> THEY TOUT THE STATES COVID- 19 RECORD, AS OKLAHOMA TOUTS THEIR HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE 120 OF THESE WERE IN TULSA ALONE

>> WE ARE READY TO GET LIFE BACK TO NORMAL >> THEY PUSH THE PRESIDENT TO POSTPONE THE RALLY >> WE ARE IN A SPIKE IT IS NOT A SPIKE LIKE THIS, IT IS A SPIKE LIKE THIS YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO KNOW THAT IT PUTS US AT RISK

>> A PROTON FESTIVAL FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, AND 50 HIGH PROFILE SUPPORTERS THEY FLY IN FOR A SHOW OF FORCE THE PRESIDENT HAD REPORTEDLY PLAN TO ADDRESS OF THE ARENA, AS WELL AS AN OVERFLOW CROWD AT AN OUTDOOR STAGE OKLAHOMA ACTIVATED THE NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST POLICE THEY EXPECT 100,000 PEOPLE DOWNTOWN, INCLUDING A LARGE GROUP OF PROTESTERS

>> BACK AT THE ARENA, THE PROTESTERS ESSAY THE RISK IS AS GREAT AS THE REWARD >> I AM CONCERNED I AM I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK I THINK AN AWFUL LOT OF THEM

I AM BEHIND HIM 100 PERCENT I AM WILLING TO RISK IT >> MORGAN, WHAT PLAN DO OFFICIALS HAVE IN CASE THERE IS THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FROM THE RALLY? >> RIGHT THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH COMMISSIONER ASKS ANYONE WHO ATTENDS THE RALLY TO BE TESTED BEFORE AND AFTER THE EVENT DUE TO THE INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF SPREADING THE VIRUS

IN THE MEANTIME THE PRESIDENT REMAINS DEFIANT, SAYING HE WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE IF HIS DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISOR ARE RIGHT TODAY OR IN THE CROWD >> ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING AS THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO STIRRING UP CONTROVERSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> POSTING A WARNING LABEL ON ANOTHER TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, THIS TIME CALLING IT MANIPULATED MEDIA IT IS DESIGNED TO MISLEAD THE CLIP POSTED BY THE PRESIDENT SHOWS A VIRAL VIDEO, OTHER TWO TODDLERS, ONE BLACK, ONE WHITE, HUGGING

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE IN THE NEW VERSION IT IS LAYERED WITH OMINOUS MUSIC AND A FAKE CNN GRAPHIC THAT READS RACIST BABY A TRUMPET MOTOR THE ORIGINAL REAL STORY FROM LAST YEAR WAS ABOUT A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO TODDLERS IT COMES THE VERY SAME DAY THAT FACEBOOK REMOVED A SERIES OF TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADS THAT FEATURED AN UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLE, A SYMBOL USED BY NAZIS TO IDENTIFY POLITICAL PRISONERS DURING WORLD WAR II FACEBOOK HAD SAID THAT IT VIOLATED THE COMPANY'S POLICY AGAINST ORGANIZED

THEY INSIST THAT THEY WERE USING THE ADS TO TARGET ANTIQUE THE THE PRESIDENT BLAMED THEM FOR VIOLENCE AND WRITING DURING RECENT PROTESTS >> PETER ALEXANDER, PETER, THANK YOU >> THIS MORNING, THE RULING IS REVERBERATING ACROSS AMERICA AFTER THE SUPREME COURT HAD BLOCK TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ENDING DR

, 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS CELEBRATE THE DECISION >> SO MANY TEARS OF JOY, EXCITEMENT, AND RELIEF >> RELIEF BECAUSE THEY WERE IN LEGAL LIMBO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED THE PROGRAM ILLEGAL IT WAS LAUNCHED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2012, ALLOWING DREAMERS TO STAY IN THE U

S GO TO SCHOOL, AND GET JOBS >> WE ARE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ONCE AGAIN ENGAGE IN THE KIND OF LEGISLATING FROM THE BENCH THAT LIBERAL COURTS HAVE DONE OVER MANY DECADES >> IT WAS CONSERVATIVE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS TO SWAY THE VOTE, JOINING THE COURTS FOR LIBERALS HE VOTED IN THE LANDMARK DECISION, PROTECTING GAY, LESBIAN, AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM DISCRIMINATION

PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE RULING, TWEETING, DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THE SUPREME COURT DOES NOT LIKE ME? ANOTHER DOCTOR RECIPIENT IS 22 YEARS OLD MY MOTHER BROUGHT HER FROM MEXICO TO THE US SHE WAS SIX YEARS OLD >> I DID NOT EVEN KNOW WE WERE COMING

I WAS TRYING TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS, AND UNDERSTAND WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR JOBS >> SHE WORKS WITH HER YOUNGER SISTER WHO WAS BORN HERE AND IS A US CITIZEN

FOR THEM, THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION WAS WELCOME NEWS >> THIS IS NOT WHERE IT ENDS THIS IS BASICALLY WHERE EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BEGIN >> THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND HIS OLD BOSS FIRE UP HE SLAMS THE SCANNING BOOK IS A COMPILATION OF LIES ENDED UP STORIES

OVERREACTING, ON ABC NEWS >> I THINK IT IS UNBECOMING OF THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT I THINK IT DEGRADES THE CIVIL DISCORD IN OUR COUNTRY I'M NOT GOING TO RESPOND TO HIM >> MIKE POMPEO CALLED HIM A TRAITOR, BOLTON, SAYING I WAS IN THE ROOM TOO

ADDING THAT JOHN BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES, HALF-TRUTHS AND OUTRIGHT FALSEHOODS AMONG THE ACCUSATIONS AND HIS BOOK, HE WRITES THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA, WHICH HE HOPED WOULD HELP HIS REELECTION, HE TOLD THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA THAT HE SUPPORTS THE DETENTION CAMP FOR MUSLIMS >> IT NEVER HAPPENED I WAS THERE >> BOLTON ALSO SAYS HE WAS TOLD DIRECTLY THAT HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY AID TO UKRAINE UNTIL THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BIDEN HAD BEEN TURNED OVER

THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF THE DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT CASE BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA HE BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR IMPEACHMENT MALPRACTICE BY NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION, HE SAID — >> BASICALLY HE WAS SAYING THAT THERE WAS MALPRACTICE IN IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THINGS THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO TELL YOU ABOUT >> THEY COMMEMORATE THE END OF SLAVERY, JUNETEENTH, HE POPULARIZED AS THE HOLIDAY AFTER FACING BACKLASH FOR SCHEDULING THE TOLLS ARE RALLY FOR TONIGHT

HE TELLS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — I DID SOMETHING GOOD, I NEED YOU PAYMENTS IT IS AN INTENT — IMPORTANT EVENT, AN IMPORTANT TIME >> HE SAID THE WALL STREET JOURNAL JUST LEARNED THE MEANING OF JUNETEENTH, IN FACT, THEY PUT OUT A STATEMENT UNDER HIS NAME, EACH OF THE PAST THREE YEARS AND, KAMALA HARRIS AND OTHER DEMOCRATS WILL INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE IT A FEDERAL HOLIDAY >> THIS MORNING, BOOKED AND BEHIND BARS GARRETT ROLFE WAS CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF RICHARD BROOKS

FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, DEVON BRONSON, THE RENDERING OF HIM POSTING BAIL BEFORE HE BROKE HIS SILENCE >> THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT IT IS A TOTAL STRATEGY THAT A MAN HAD TO PLEASE HIS LIFE IT >> BRONSON IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY, APPEARING WITH HIS ATTORNEY, SAYING THAT WHEN THE OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST RAYSHARD BROOKS, THE OFFICER WAS THROWN TO THE GROUND AND RAYSHARD BROOKS RESISTED, LEAVING THE OFFICER WITH A CONCUSSION >> HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW WHO SHOT THE GUN

HE HIDES BEHIND A CAR WHEN HE HEARS THE GUNSHOT, AND WALKS UP TO THE SCENE >> THE ATTORNEY PROMISES HIS CLIENT WILL BE VINDICATED IN COURT FOR FELLOW OFFICERS ACROSS ATLANTA, ALL OF IT LED TO PROTESTS OF THEIR OWN >> WERE THERE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT? >> ABSOLUTELY I WOULD SAY NOT SOME, BUT A MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS AND THE CITY OF ATLANTA

>> POLICE SCANNER TRAFFIC TELLS THE STORY OFFICERS CALL OUT SICK, OR GOING RADIO SILENT, ACCORDING TO THE UNION LEADER WHO SAYS THAT MANY ARE SET UP >> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND SAYING, IF I DO MY JOB, I AM NEXT >> THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS, BUT, MANY WALK OFF THE JOB THEY THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS

THEY DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT WHEN HE FIRED TWO GUNSHOTS AND GOING INTO HIS BACK A THIRD BULLET STRUCK AND SAID WHERE MICHAEL PERKINS WAS SITTING WITH FRIENDS >> I AM GLAD THE FAMILY WILL GET THE JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE >> FROM STATE TO STATE, DESPERATION AND ALABAMA >> I AM AT A COMPLETE LOSS TO KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS, BILLS AND RENT ARE COMING

>> KENTUCKY, PEOPLE WAITED FOR EIGHT HOURS STRETCHES AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT INCOME OR UPDATE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN-LINE AT 3:30 AM — >> IT IS RIDICULOUS, YOU CAN'T TELL ME THAT NO ONE CAN ONLY >> WASHINGTON STATE AND OREGON HAVE BOTH CALLED THE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO PROCESS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CLAIMS THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS A NETHER 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK ALONE

IT IS THE LOWEST WEEKLY NUMBER SINCE MARCH, A STUNNING 205 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STILL RECEIVING BENEFITS >> THE PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY THE DOWNTURN ARE MINORITIES, LOW INCOME WORKERS, BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS, THOSE WHO CAN'T WORK AT HOME WOMEN AS WELL >> JOCELYN TAYLOR WAS LAID OFF IN MARCH FROM HER JOB AS AN ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER IN GALVESTON, TEXAS

THREE MONTHS PREGNANT SHE RECEIVED AN UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK AND, BUT FEARS GOING BACK TO WORK >> IT MAKES ME NERVOUS ABOUT DOING ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF HOME >> WITH CONCERN THAT THE ECONOMY WILL NOT TURN AROUND ON A DIME, THE RESERVE CHAIRMAN URGES CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT AID THAT IS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF JULY >> IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND, THAT THE JOBS ARE NOT COMING BACK SOON >> CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, OKLAHOMA AND NEW YORK, THE BIGGEST DROP IN CLAIMS, FLORIDA, TEXAS, GEORGIA, AND KENTUCKY, THERE IS UTTER FRUSTRATION

>> WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE, YOU NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> THE TOLL OF A MONTH-LONG EPIDEMIC, WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS OF NURSES >> THE ICU JUST CALLED THEY ARE STRUGGLING >> THE PAIN SITS ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS

>> WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER BREAK DOWN, AFTER SHE LOST HER FRIEND — >> THE TESTIMONIAL WORSENS BY THE DAY THEY POP THE DAILY RECORD, 25 CASES HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 95 PERCENT SINCE MEMORIAL DAY A NEW MODEL SUGGESTS THE SUNSHINE STATE IS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER >> I THINK THE STATE AS A WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING INTO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE EPIDEMIC

>> THE DOCTORS AS PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN THE SURGE >> IF THEY ARE WEARING A MASK, IT REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS THAT IS SPREAD AROUND THEM THAT WILL INFECT THEIR NEIGHBOR >> CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM FOUND REQUIRING RESIDENCE AND THE MOST POPULOUS STATES TO WEAR MASKS IN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS, ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR, RELENTING TO CALLS FOR MAYORS >> THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE OUR GUIDANCE >> TEXAS, THE HEAD OF STATE, GRANTING ME WAY TOO COUNTIES THAT ARE ACTING ON THEIR OWN

IT COMES AS THIRD TEEN UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE, AND THE STATE ANNOUNCED THAT STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS THIS FALL IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, PROPOSED MANDATE FAILED AND A DEADLOCK, EVERY WHITE COUNCIL MEMBER VOTES NOW, AND EVERY BLACK COUNCILMEMBER VOTED YES >> THE PEOPLE THAT YOU REPRESENT — HOW COULD YOU TELL THEM NOW? >> IT HAS BEEN WEEKS SINCE PROTESTERS STARTED TAKING TO THE STREETS OUTRAGE OVER POLICE BRUTALITY THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM NORTH TULSA, OKLAHOMA, JUST LIKE WE COULD, A BLACK TEENAGER WAS FORCEFULLY ARRESTED FOR JAYWALKING

>> WHY ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON ME? >> COURIERS FROM THE SAME IMPOVERISHED VIOLENCE WRITTEN PART OF TOWN HE REMEMBERS GROWING UP UNDER THE SUSPICIOUS EYE OF POLICE THAT WAS BEFORE THEY PUT HIM AWAY FOR LIFE, AND A MURDER THAT HE DID NOT COMMIT >> WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST POINT? >> THE SITUATION, WHERE I WANTED TO BE OUT WITH MY DAUGHTER >> HIS DAUGHTER WAS BORN BEFORE HE STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE

>> IT FELT LIKE IT WAS NOT MY FAULT >> NSN BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER THAN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE DEFENSE LAWYER JOE NORWOOD WAS CONVINCED THAT COREY WAS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATENED HIM WITH JAIL TIME, WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD, IF HE DID NOT SAY THAT COREY WAS THE SHOOTER >> PARTWAY THROUGH HIS TESTIMONY, HE SAYS — I CAN'T DO THIS

WHAT I JUST TESTIFIED TO IS NOT THE TRUTH I WAS TOLD TO SAYED BY THE DETECTIVES I DID NOT SEE COREY DO ANYTHING >> TWO OTHER EYEWITNESSES ALSO TOLD NORWOOD THAT THEY HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO LIE ON THE STAND NORWOOD KNEW WHAT THAT WAS

>> IT IS A PATTERN OF CONDUCT HOW TO GAIN A CONVICTION >> ANOTHER NORTH TULSA MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT INSISTED FOR 20 YEARS, THAT HE TOO WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON TESTIMONY, UNBELIEVABLE, MALCOLM WAS COREY'S YOUNGER BROTHER >> HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON >> I CANNOT HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DID NOT EVEN DO MYSELF

>> WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM RECANTED, IT WAS TIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT WHAT HAPPENED WAS THAT MALCOLM AND COREY HAD A DEAL >> THEY MADE A PACT WITH EACH OTHER >> THEY DENY — WE SHUT THAT STORY BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, OR SOCIAL DISTANCING, SO, LAST FIVE YEARS — 328 PEOPLE WERE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER 328 ARE EXONERATED

>> IT IS A STORY THAT CAN BE TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND THIS ONE, IT IS SO PROFOUND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A WHOLE SPECIAL ON IT >> DAY LINE, A LINE SPECIAL A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM IT IS TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN

9:00 CENTRAL, ONLY ON NBC >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> TODAY, MORE AND MORE COMPANIES HAVE A NEW HOLIDAY ON THEIR BOOK THE NEW YORK TIMES, TARGET AND TWITTER MARK JUNETEENTH, A DAY CELEBRATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA >> FOR MANY IT IS INDEPENDENCE DAY

>> IT IS ABSOLUTELY LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY THE SAME MEANING, THE SAME POWER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS THIS WAS A TINY MOMENT OF FREEDOM >> PRESIDENT LINCOLN SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION IN 1853, AND MANY PLACES SLAVERY REMAINED ALIVE AND WELL IT >> IN 1865 YOU HAD SLAVEHOLDERS BUYING AND SELLING, EVEN RENTING OUT SLAVES

THEY THOUGHT THE SYSTEM WOULD CONTINUE >> THIS WAS TWO YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SLAVEHOLDERS TRY TO HOLD ON TO THE LAST MOMENT UNTIL THE MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED IT >> IT TOOK UNION SOLDIERS WRITING THROUGH THE SOUTH, FREEING SLAVES THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED WORD REACH THE LAST HOLDOUT, GALVESTON, TEXAS, IN 1865

THE DAY WAS JUNE 19 NOW IT IS KNOWN AS JUNETEENTH TODAY, TEXAS IS CONSIDERED THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION >> TALENT SHOWS, PAGEANTS, A NUMBER OF THINGS >> FOR FAMILIES LIKE THE SMITHS, IT IS AS COMMON AS A LABOR DAY COOKOUT

>> THIS YEAR IT IS MUCH MORE CONCENTRATED EFFORTS OF APPRECIATING WHAT IT MEANS TO CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY AND CELEBRATE LIBERTIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE AS HUMANS >> FALLING IN THE MIDDLE OF A SOCIAL MOVEMENT, A RENEWED PUSH FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, THAT TODAY'S CELEBRATION LOOKS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SOME CORPORATIONS TO CONGRESS, THERE IS A GROWING MOVE TO MAKE IT MORE MAINSTREAM AT THREE STATE OBSERVES THE HOLIDAY, BUT ONLY TEXAS GIVES EMPLOYEES A PAID DAY OFF

VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR SAID THAT IT IS TIME TO FOLLOW SUIT BECAUSE THAT IS CHAMPIONED BY THE MUSICIAN, FOR REL >> TRAN TELL WILL LOOK LIKE NO OTHER JUNETEENTH BEFORE >> CALLS ARE MAKING TO ALEXIS ARE CALLING TO MAKE IT A OR A HOLIDAY >> IS THE SAME MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD? >> IT IS A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD

WHAT WILL MAKE IT MORE MEANINGFUL IS THAT IT IS ON JUNE 20, WE CONTINUED THE CONVERSATION AND WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACT, OF ANY QUALITY >> THAT, HE SAYS, IS WHY WE CELEBRATE >> WE HAVE TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAD MADE THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE STAND AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO >> HE IS A SUPERSTAR

HE WAS VERY INVOLVED IN THE PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID HOLIDAY AND HIS HOME STATE OF VIRGINIA AN EFFORT — GOOD TO SEE YOU ON JUNETEENTH I WAS STRUCK WITH HOW PASSIONATE YOU WERE ON JUNETEENTH HOW DID THIS BECOME A CRITICAL CAUSE FOR YOU? >> IT IS A CRITICAL CAUSE, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, OUR ANCESTORS — THEIR LIVES WERE GIVEN, THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES, THEIR FLESH THEY GAVE THEIR MIND

THERE WAS NOT MUCH ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF FOR THE FACT THAT WE NEVER HAD INDEPENDENCE DAY LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE JULY 4, 1776 AND, WHEN THAT HAPPENED IT WAS ONLY REALLY OUR WHITE BROTHERS THAT WERE FREE THEIR WIVES WERE NOT FREE THEY COULD NOT VOTE AFRICANS — THEY COULD NOT VOTE , THE NATIVE AMERICANS HIS LAND IT WAS TO BEGIN WITH COULD NOT VOTE

IT IS THE TIME JUNETEENTH IS AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION THE THING WITH US AS A NATION IS THAT TYPICALLY WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ THE ROOM BECAUSE WE HAVE THE HUBRIS WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, WHO DID THE LABOR? WE HAVE TO CONSIDER THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE STREETS AND, TODAY, IT IS NOT JUST A BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS

IT IS ADVOCATES AND ALLIES ABSOLUTELY, THE FREEDOM OF OUR PEOPLE, THAT MATTERS AS WELL THIS SHOULD BE A PAID HOLIDAY, NOT ONLY FOR THIS COUNTRY, ON A FEDERAL LEVEL, BUT, FOR ALL NATIONS EVERY NATION THAT HAS EVER KIDNAPPED AND ENSLAVED AFRICANS THEY SHOULD HAVE A PAID HOLIDAY

THAT IS THE FAIR THING TO DO IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IT IS THE HUMAN THING TO DO >> I UNDERSTAND THAT'S WHAT MADE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM, WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU? >> I SAID, GOVERNOR, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEGACY AS IT IS THE STATE'S LEGACY IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING — AT THAT TIME I WAS ASKING FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, HE SAID HE WOULD DO HIS BEST TO LET HIS EMPLOYEES OFF FOR THE DAY, PAID HE SAID HE WOULD PROMISE THAT THEY WOULD GET THE BILL PASSED THE LEADER OF THE BLACK CAUCUS — I PROMISED THEM BOTH, HE SAID IF WE CAN GET THIS DONE I WILL BE ON A PLANE

THE FIRST TIME I TRAVELED, MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING WE HAD A STALKER TEAM FULL OF CHILDREN MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING WITH THE COVID-19 I HAD TO DO THIS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW — THIS IS FOR MY ANCESTORS THEY ABSOLUTELY CAME THROUGH IN VIRGINIA

THIS WAS VERY SYMBOLIC IT MEANS THE WORLD TO NOT ONLY TO MY ANCESTORS, BUT MY FAMILY TODAY MY CHILDREN'S CHILDREN >> THE HOLIDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYONE WE ARE ASKING NOT ONLY FOR US TO GET A PAID DAY OFF, BUT WE WANT EVERYONE

EVERYONE WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT AND THIS IS INCREDIBLY SYMBOLIC >> I HAVE 30 SECONDS LEFT I UNDERSTOOD YOU WROTE A MUSICAL ABOUT JUNETEENTH? THERE IS NEWS, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? >> WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A BROADWAY PLAY NOW, NETFLIX IS INTO IT

WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN GETTING THE PENS OUT FOR THE MOVIES ABOUT JUNETEENTH >> I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS, BUT, WE SHOULD MAKE THIS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY, BUT ALL CORPORATIONS, LOOK AT THE BIG FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES WHO ARE READING THE ROOM RIGHT THERE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF RIGHT IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS YOU SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED IF YOU ARE NOT WITH THIS ACT, DON'T TO BLACK DANCERS, DONEY BLACK FOOD

THIS IS WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING RIDE THE WAVE >> THANK U SIR, I APPRECIATE YOU, BE WELL >> AMONG THE CHAOS, THE FATHER TRIES TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE

THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE >> THAT IS ALL THAT I WANT THEM TO SEE >> TODAY, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLS IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US ARE UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WEEKEND TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

>> IF THEY GET INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RABID FIRE >> WE HAVE TO BUILD THE ECONOMY BACK, STRONGER IT >> THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING, NOT FOR A PERSON, BUT FOR CIVILITY >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> WE NEED TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP THERE IT >> AS WE GO INTO AMERICA, WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT GRAPPLE WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, DIG ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER SAYING WHY DO I NOT HAVE A PONYTAIL? YOU JUST CANNOT TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY >> IT IS NEWS THAT IS MADE FOR YOUR STRAINING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, AT 6:00 EASTERN

>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> CATASTROPHE HAPPENING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> IN MEXICO CITY, THAT HE WILL SAY IF THEY DO NOT WORK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILY >> OUR TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN

>>'S STUDENTS ARE BACK AFTER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, COMING IN STAGES >> YOU CAN UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT IS NOT THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS HERE ITSELF

>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE >> A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ARE MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> YOU CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> IT IS AN INCREDIBLE INTERVIEW , A GLIMPSE INTO A LIFE CUT TOO SHORT, RAYSHARD BROOKS RECORDED, TALKING ABOUT BEING IN PRISON AND THE CHANGES THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM >> I AM 27 YEARS OF AGE

I AM A FULL-TIME CARPENTER I HAVE THREE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS BEING INCARCERATED — IT HAS IMPACTED MY FAMILY BY ME NOT BEING THERE THE TIME, THE BILLS, BEING THERE FOR MY KIDS, TEACHING THEM, HELPING THEM, HELPING TO RAISE THEM WE MADE MISTAKES

IT CAUSES OUR KIDS TO BE ANGRY INSIDE IT IS A HARD FEELING TO STUNNING >> WE ARE GOING TO FIX THINGS, TRITON GAVE THE TRUST BACK YOU NEED TO LET THE EMPLOYER KNOW THAT YOU GET TO THE QUESTION, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED? HAVE YOU EVER SAT THERE AND SAID — OH MY GOD I HOPE THIS DOES NOT HINDER ME FROM GETTING THIS JOB

YOU KNOW? YOU FINISH UP THE APPLICATION, AND YOU HAVE EMPLOYERS THAT COME BACK TO YOU WELL, MR BROOKS, UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT HIRE YOU DUE TO THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR THIS AND THAT IT BREAKS YOUR HEART

I'M AN INDIVIDUAL I AM NOT AN ANIMAL, LOCKED AND ENGAGED SO — THEY ARE RESTRICTING US AS INDIVIDUALS FROM THE THINGS THAT — YOU KNOW, THAT TODAY CONSIDER — HE SHOULD NOT DO THIS A, YOU SHOULD NOT DO THAT I MEAN

WE ARE GROWN YOU KNOW? JUST BECAUSE WE MADE A MISTAKE, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK OUT INTO THE PUBLIC CAN DO THE SAME THING IT MESSES WITH HER MENTAL STATE NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE THE OUTSIDE, NOT BEING ABLE TO GO, BEING WOKE UP AND BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO, WHEN, HOW IT IS IT IS CALLED — IT CAUSES AN ISSUE WITH HER MENTAL STATE PAIRING BEING LOCKED IN A ROOM FOR 23 HOURS A DAY

IT HINDERS US IN A LOT OF WAYS >> WHEN THE CIVIL WAR CAME TO AN END, THERE WERE PEOPLE — PARTICULARLY, JUNETEENTH, 1965, THE IMMENSE INFORMATION PROCLAMATION — >> THESE PEOPLE WERE AWARE, BUT THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION >> HE DECIDES THAT HE MUST READ THIS HE ESTIMATED TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE LEGALLY ILLITERATE THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ARE INFORMED , ACCORDING TO THE PROCLAMATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE OF THE UNITED STATES, ALL SLAVES ARE THREE

IT VIBRATES INTO THEIR EAR, INTO THEIR SOUL, INTO THEIR SPIRIT LIKE NOTHING ELSE THEY CRY THEY CRY FOR JOY FREEDOM >> JUNE 19, 1866 AND, THEY CELEBRATED THE EMANCIPATION DAY

>> CELEBRATIONS, RECENTLY EMANCIPATED SLAVES, THE UNION SOLDIERS, EMANCIPATION GENERATION FADED AWAY, THEY REFLECT ON WHAT THEIR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN, WHERE WE WILL BE IN THE FUTURE >> IT BECAME THE BLACK HOLIDAY IT SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY LIKE CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST COAST YOU SAW JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS EVERYWHERE

>> JUNETEENTH IS A STATE HOLIDAY SEVEN STATES HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT IT >> WE AS BLACK PEOPLE HAVE OWNED THE BURDEN OF WHAT IS HORRIBLE ABOUT THE COUNTRY, BUT WE ARE THE ONES TO LIVE THROUGH THE DOCUMENTS IT DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD DO IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE JUNETEENTH IS THE HOLIDAY THAT ENCOMPASSES IT ALL

>> WELCOME BACK, ONE OF THE COFOUNDERS OF REDDIT, HE HAPPENS TO BE MARRIED TO SUPERSTAR SERENA WILLIAMS >> HE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL LEAVE THE COMPANY THAT HE FOUNDED TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY ALEXIS, GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR JOINING >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

>> YOU BET YOU RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT YOU ARE STEPPING DOWN FROM THE REDDIT BOARD, THE COMPANY THAT HE FOUNDED, TO MAKE WAY FOR A BLACK CANDIDATE NOW HE HAS YOUR SEE WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DO THAT NOW? >> WATCHING EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS IN THIS COUNTRY, IT FELT IMPERATIVE THAT I NEEDED TO LOOK INWARD AND LOOK AT MYSELF AND FIGURE OUT WHAT I CAN START DOING BETTER I WANTED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION FOR MY DAUGHTER WAS 2 1/2

WHEN SHE WAS GROWING UP, SHE ASKED ME WHAT I DID I WANTED TO HAVE A GOOD ANSWER >> WHEN THIS WAS ANNOUNCED, IT WAS HUGE IT REVERBERATED EVERYWHERE THERE WAS A RECENT ARTICLE, I READ AND MODERATOR CRITICIZED THE ACTION AGAINST HATE SPEECH

WONDERING WHY YOU WOULD NOT STICK AROUND TO FIX IT BEFORE LEAVING, WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THE CRITICISMS? >> I THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT ANYONE AND THEIR LIFE WISHES THEY HAD DONE DIFFERENTLY, AND PUSHED HARDER ON ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN FROM WHITE MEN IN POWER IS A RESIGNATION STEPPING ASIDE I HOPE THAT IT MOTIVATES OTHER BOARDS TO LOOK AROUND, NOT JUST THE BOARDROOM, BUT ALSOTHE EFFECT THAT THEIR COMPANY IS HAVING, AND TO REALIZE THAT IT IS TIME TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKE REAL CHANGE TO THINGS LIKE HATE >> YOU AND YOUR WIFE ARE SUPERSTARS

YOU MENTIONED THAT YOUR DAUGHTER ALICE'S OLYMPIA, DID THIS INFLUENCE YOUR DECISION? YOU WANT A DIFFERENT WORLD FOR HER? >> YES ABSOLUTELY I THINK THAT IT CRYSTALLIZED FOR ME IT IS SAD THAT IT TOOK THAT IT CRYSTALLIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF FOR ALL OF US, TO DECIDE WHICH WORLD WE ARE CREATING FOR OUR KIDS

2C IN HER, HE AND LOVE THAT ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE, A LOVE FOR ALL THINKING ABOUT — AT SOME POINT SHE WILL HAVE TO LEARN ABOUT THIS WORLD I FELT SO DEEPLY THAT IT WAS UNFAIR AND IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND DO WHAT I CAN TO MAKE THINGS BETTER WE HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY, THIS IS A SMALL FIRST AT AREA AND I HOPE IT IS ONE THAT WE AS A NATION WILL REALLY MAKE THIS A COUNTRY FOR ALL

>> ALEXIS, YOU AND SERENA TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT LIFE EXPERIENCES HOW DOES SHE HELP YOU SEE LIFE THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS? >> IT IS A BLESSING TO HAVE A FRONT ROW SEAT TO SOMEONE AS PHENOMENAL AS MY WIFE IT IS ALSO REALLY CLEAR FOR ME, THAT, THE DIFFERENCES THAT WE HAVE HAD TO ENCOUNTER ALONG OUR JOURNEY, RESPECTIVELY AND OUR CAREER, TO SEE SOMEONE THAT HAS ACCOMPLISHED AS MUCH AS SHE HAS, AND STILL FACE WHAT SHE FACES DAY IN AND DAY OUT, IT IS REALLY EYE-OPENING IT IS FRUSTRATING AS A HUSBAND, YOU FEEL ALL KINDS OF FEELINGS ABOUT IT

FEEL INCENSED BY IT I CAN LOOK AT HER CAREER, WHEN I WAS STARTING OUT, BEFORE I STARTED A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY, I KNEW THE ROOMS THAT I DO NOT BELONG IN, BUT I WAS NEVER MADE TO FEEL THAT I DIDN'T THAT IS SIMPLY BY THE NATURE OF HOW I LOOK SO MANY INTERACTIONS ARE THINGS I TOOK FOR GRANTED WHETHER IT WAS WITH CEOS OR WITH POLICE OFFICERS, I COULD NOT HELP BUT TO LOOK AT THINGS VERY DIFFERENTLY

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS IT, DATING AND BEING MARRIED TO SERENA, IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR IF YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING THAT SHE HAS DONE, AND ENDURED IT, THEN, IS A MASS PROBLEM THIS MUST BE EXHAUSTING, GOING DAY AND AND DAY OUT ME SEEING IT SECONDHAND, I AM AND NOT BY THE FACT THAT SHE CONTINUES TO RISE ABOVE >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

SERENA WILL BE GOING BACK TO WORK AT THE US OPEN, OKAY HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND THANK YOU

>> HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, ALEXIS >> WE HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME TO BRING YOU THE STORY THE FAMILY HAS BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR A BREAKTHROUGH THEY ARE INCREDIBLY BRAVE HE'S AN AMAZING YOUNG MAN

YOU ARE ABOUT TO MEET HIM HE IS RETURNING TO TECHNOLOGY, CALLED CRISPER, IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL SAVE HIS LIFE >> A REVOLUTION THAT COULD CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT >> IT REWRITES THE GENETIC CODE INCURABLE GENETIC DISEASES, DEBILITATING LIFESTYLE CONDITIONS THAT, AND HARMING HUMANS

>> WE NEED BETTER FORMS OF GOVERNANCE WHICH HELP US TO CONTROL THIS >> CAUSING CONTROVERSY THE CHINESE SCIENTIST RECENTLY JAILED FOR CREATING BABIES, BY SECRETLY CHANGING A GENOME OF THREE EMBRYOS, TO RESIST HIV ALTERING THEIR GENETIC MAKEUP, AND ANY FUTURE CHILDREN THEY MAY HAVE OPENING THE DOOR TO GENETIC ENHANCEMENT

>> ONE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS, ONCE IT EXISTS, IT EXISTS IT CAN ONLY GET BETTER >> IT IS A GOLD RUSH, YOU CAN DO IT AT HOME, SO BASIC MANIPULATING BACTERIA WITH THE KIT YOU CAN BUY ON THE INTERNET, FOR $150 >> YOU HAD THE POWDER TO WATER

>> YOU CAN CHANGE THE TASTE OF YOUR HOME GROWN BEER OR BREAD BY GENETICALLY CHANGING THE YEAST YOU CAN BUY GENETIC MATERIAL, BOOSTING MUSCLE, ILLEGAL FOR USE IN HUMANS >> WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WORRY? >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO WITH THE STUFF AT HOME >> IT GIVES HOPE TO SUFFERERS OF RARE GENETIC DISEASES, AND TRADABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT VIABLE FOR COMPANIES TO EXPLORE 24 YEARS OLD, SUFFERING FROM AWARE FORM OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY THAT IS GOING TO END HIS LIFE AT AN EARLY AGE

>> I DON'T LIKE TO DO STEPS AND STUFF LIKE THAT I CAN THROW A BASEBALL >> A CONDITION THAT THREATENS THEN, WITH AN EARLY DEATH >> THE FEAR, I JUST WANT THEM TO BE STRONGER I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THEM

N AND% ISSUED A MEMO ON WHY IT WAS % ENDING THE % PROGRAM % THAT'S WHAT THE % SUPREME COURT % WAS REVIEWING % TODAY AND % >>> KIND OF JUST DEAL WITH IT LIFE GOES ON >> HARD TO LISTEN TO THAT IT IS VERY PERSONAL AND AS A KID IT MAKES YOU FEEL VERY POWER LESS, MAKES YOU FEEL VERY HOPELESS

>> THERE WAS REALLY NOTHING OUT THERE FOR US, FOR ME FEEL LIKE YOUNG KIDS >> SO HIS BROTHER RICHARD, A BUSINESS GRADUATE MADE IT HIS LIFE'S WORK TO GIVE HIS BROTHER AND OTHERS WITH RARE INHERITED DISEASES HOPE >> IT IS TOO SLOW IT IS NOT RIGHT THAT TODAY'S PATIENTS DON'T SEE TOMORROW'S CURE

>> HARNESSING THE BREAK THROUGH FOR GENETIC TRIALS, DEALING WITH ONE PATIENT'S DISEASES AT A TIME AND FUNDED THROUGH THE NONPROFIT FOUNDATION HE FORMED WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE, CALLED CURE RARE DISEASE >> WE CAN CUSTOMIZE THERAPEUTICS BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL, RATHER THAN THE WAY ARRANGE, WE CAN MOVE AT MUCH GREATER SPEED AND ETHICACY, IT'S A SCARY BATTLE TO JUMP INTO >> BUT JUMP HE DID AND FOUND A GENETICISTS AT YALE WHO ALSO SUFFERS FROM MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY HE HAS A DIFFERENT APPLICATION TO HELP SWITCH ON TERRY'S BACKUP GENE AND STABILIZE HIS CONDITION >> POTENTIALLY A BREAK THROUGH BECAUSE OF THE APPROACH WE ARE USING

WE ARE USING THE CRISPER PROCESSING TO GO TO THE IMAGING GNOME AND BRING PROTEINS THAT WILL SWITCH ON A PARTICULAR GENE >> TOGETHER WITH BOSTON'SGENERAL HOSPITAL AND LABS, THEY WERE DETERMINED TO DO THINGS ACCORDING TO THE BOOK, ONLY FASTER >> THIS ISN'T 10 YEARS AND $2 BILLION THIS IS TWO YEARS AND 2 MILLION BUT WE ARE CLOSE

>> BUT TERRY'S HEART IS GROWING WEAKER >> IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME >> ABSOLUTELY WE ARE BRINGING TOGETHER THIS WHOLE TEAM TO ACCELERATE AS MANY PROCESSES AS POSSIBLE WE DID RESEARCH AND TALK TO FDA AND DO MORE RESEARCH AND GO FOR APPROVAL

>> CHECKS AND BALANCES THAT MINIMIZES RISK >> LIKE YOU HEAR PEOPLE GOING OUT AND TRYING TO DO EXPERIMENTS IN THEIR GARAGE THAT'S NOT THE WAY YOU CAN DO IT YOU CAN POISON YOURSELF EASILY >> THE FIRST HUMAN TRIALS USING CRISPER EDITING WITH A CONDITION THAT EFFECTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THE FIRST TEENAGER TO DO A TRIAL USING GENE EDITING IS PAIN FREE NOW

THEY WONDER IF IT WILL LAST DEGENERATIVE DISEASES ARE MORE COMPLICATED TO TREAT, BUT GENE EDITING MAY BE THE WAY IF FDA WILL COME THROUGH, TERRY WILL BE HIS OWN GUINEA PIG AT THE HOSPITAL >> WORKING ON FINDING A CURE, WE HAVE A LITTLE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL AND 2 YEARS AGO IT WAS ALL BLACK >> I HOPE THAT TERRY PAVES THE WAY FOR OTHERS AND NO FAMILY HAS TO SUFFER AGAIN

>> TERRY SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO LOSE AND A LIFE TO WIN >> THIS TECHNOLOGY COULD BEUSED FOR A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS, SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, FOR EXAMPLE, IT ISN'T WITHOUT CONTROVERSY AND FOR TERRY IT WILL BE VERY, VERY RISKY THERE IS A DANGER HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL OVERREACT AND THAT COULD BE A LIFE- THREATENING DANGER TO HIM YOU LOOK AT TERRY AND YOU DON'T THINK HE LOOKS STRONG, BUT I SPENT A SHORT TIME WITH HIM

HE IS INCREDIBLY STRONG I DON'T THINK HIS FAMILY WOULD MIND ME SAYING HE IS THE STRONGEST AMONGST THEM ALLISON? ? >> SO I GET ASKED BY MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY HOW'S WORK? AND I NEVER REALLY KNOW HOW TO ANSWER >> A LOT OF US ARE WORKING OVERTIME, DOUBLE SHIFTS A WEEK JUST TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE VOLUME OF PATIENT THAT IS WE HAVE IN ICORDU RIGHT NOW IT KIND OF WEIGHS HEAVY ON YOU TO KNOW THAT AT THIS POINT WITH OUR ICU FULL, WE ARE STRUGGLING

>> TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY THE DAYS THAT WE ARE BUSY, WE ARE ALL HEALTHY, BUT WE ARE STARTING TO SEE OUR NUMBERS GO UP AND TO SEE THE NUMBERS GO UP, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, OKAY, HAS IT COME TO A POINT WHERE — WE DO RELY — ALSO WITH THE PEOPLE PROTESTING , THERE IS NO PEOPLE PROTESTING AND ALSO NOT WEARING MASK >> SEEING THESE YOUNG PEOPLEGET SICK WITH FAMILIES AND THESE LIVES LEFT TO LIVE >> WE LIVE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF FEAR FOR OURSELVES, FOR OUR FAMILY MEMBERS, FOR OUR COWORKERS >> POLITICIANS AREN'T REALLY DOING A GOOD JOB IN LETTING THE PUBLIC KNOW HOW THINGS ARE AND THE NURSES ARE WORKING SO MUCH

WE MISS OUR KIDS >> LAST WEEK WAS ATTITUDE FOR GRATITUDE THIS WEEK I'M FOCUSING ON, OKAY, WE ARE ALMOST THERE AND IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY ONE DAY AT A TIME PACE YOURSELF, AND WE WILL GET THERE TOGETHER

>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL FOR — PERHAPS THE FINAL HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE GOT SOME 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 AM EASTERN >>> ONE PERSON WHO CAN REALLY TOUCH ON EVERY SINGLE HEADLINE WE JUST TALKED ABOUT, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE MR

GORE, OF COURSE, THE CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT MR VICE PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR JOINING U >> CHAIRMAN OF THE REALITY PROJECT, THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING >> THANK YOU HAPPY JUNETEENTH >> HAPPY JUNETEENTH

WE ARE GOING TO GET TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN A MOMENT WE JUST MENTIONED THE SUPREME COURT ON THURSDAY DEALING ANOTHER BLOW TO THIS ADMINISTRATION, RULING TO UPHOLD DACA YOUR REACTION TO THE RULING? >> OH, I WELCOME THE RULING I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL RELIEF FOR ALL OF THESE DREAMERS, AND I HOPE THAT THIS RULING STICKS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THEY WILL GO BACK AND TRY TO DO IT AGAIN, I'M SURE BUT THEY DESERVE PASS OF CITIZENSHIP

I WAS HAPPY ABOUT THE RULING >> LET'S TALK ABOUT POLICE REFORM, OF COURSE, TOP OF MIND FOR SO MANY FOLKS IN THE COUNTRY AS VICE PRESIDENT, YOU SUPPORTED MORE FUNDING FOR POLICE THERE WAS A MOVEMENT AFOOT TO REALLOCATE FUNDS IN MANY POLICE DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY WHAT'S YOUR POSITION ON THAT NOW? >> WELL, I THINK THE WHOLE COUNTRY HAS LEARNED AN AWFUL LOT IN THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES ABOUT WHAT WORKS BEST AND WHAT DOESN'T WORK YES, WE SHOULD NOT DEFUND EDUCATION AND DEFUND HEALTHCARE , AND THE WORD DEFUND CAUSES SOME CONFUSION, BUT I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF REALLOCATING AND RESORTING FUNDS TO HAVE MENTAL- HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND YOUTH PROGRAMS AND ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE SHOULDERS OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TRADITIONAL MISSION

I THINK WE CAN DO IT BETTER >> MR VICE PRESIDENT, ONE MORE TOPIC BEFORE WE GET TO THE CLIMATE REALITY PROGRAM OVERNIGHT SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR DROPPED OUT OF VP CONSIDERATION SAYING PRESIDENT BIDEN SHOULD CHOOSE A WOMAN OF COLOR

YOU WERE A VICE PRESIDENT YOU HAD TO CHOOSE A VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATE, WHAT QUALITIES WOULD YOU ADVISE VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO LOOK FOR FOR A RUNNING MATE? >> WELL, JOE BIDEN HIMSELF SAID HIS PRINCIPAL CRITERIA WILL BE WHO WILL BE READY TO BECOME PRESIDENT ON A MOMENT'S NOTICE, IF THAT SHOULD BECOME NECESSARY THAT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT, AND I THINK HE IS LOOKING AT A VERY TALL LENTED FIELD AND HE IS GOING TO MAKE A GOOD CHOICE, I'M SURE >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT YOU HAVE THIS TRAINING PROGRAM COMING UP, BUT IT 'S GOING TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME

>> YEAH, AND FIRST OF ALL, AL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSISTENT ADVOCACY OF SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS YOU REALLY ARE DOING GREAT WORK ON IT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR IT THIS WILL BE THE 44TH TIME THAT I HAVE TRAINED PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO BECOME CLIMATE ACTIVISTS WE GIVE THEM EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCIENCE, ABOUT THE SOLUTIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ADD SOROKA AND ADD SOROKA VOGUE SKILLS AND THE FIRST 43 HAVE HAD PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

THIS IS UNIQUE, JULY 18 THROUGH JULY 26, 90 MINUTES TO 2 HOURS EACH DAY DURING THAT WEEK PLUS PERIOD THIS IS PART OF A CONTINUING EFFORT TO BUILD GRASSROOTS MOMENTUM TO PRESSURE POLICY MAKERS AND COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD TO GET BUSY WITH THE SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE DANGERS OF IGNORING THE SCIENTISTS WHEN THEY ISSUE THESE DIRE WARNS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE ARE NOT JUST FOR MONTHS OR YEARS, BUT FOR CENTURIES OR EVEN LONGER UNLESS WE GET OUR ACT TOGETHER SO THIS TRAINING, YOU CAN SIGN UP BY GOING TO CLIMATE REALITYCOM

AND I HOPE PEOPLE WILL AND THANK YOU AGAIN, AL, FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING >> AMEN TO THAT, MR VICE PRESIDENT YOU JUST MENTIONED THE PANDEMIC AND ONE OF THE POSITIVE EFFECTS, ONE OF THE FEW POSITIVE EFFECTS, AN 8% DROP IN GREENHOUSE GASES BECAUSE OF THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS HOW DO WE BUILD ON THAT AS FOLKS DO START TO GET OUT MORE? >> WELL, THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF AN ILLUSION BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AS ECONOMIST PAUL CRUD MAN SAID WE PUT THE ECONOMY IN AHMED LIT INDUCED COMA, COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD HAVE DONE THAT AND THE EMISSIONS WILL GO DOWN AS ACTIVITY GOES DOWN WITHOUT CHANGING OVER TO OTHER FUEL SOURCES BUT WE SAW WITH THE GREAT RECESSION A SIMILAR EFFECT AND THEN WHEN THE ECONOMY CAME BACK, THE EMISSIONS CAME BACK

AND MOST OF THE EXPERTS THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THIS TIME AS WELL HOWEVER, THIS IS OCCURRING, CRAIG AGAINST A BACKDROP OF RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY OF SOLAR AND WIND COMING DOWN TO RAPIDLY IN COST IT'S NOW CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUEL ELECTRICITY IN MOST OF THE WORLD AND WITH THE MANDATES IN MANY PLACES TO USE THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY FIRST, WE ARE SEEING FOSSIL ELECTRICITY GO DOWN EVEN AS RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY IS GOING UP SAME THING WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES, WITHIN A FEW YEARS THEY WILL BE COST COMPETITIVE AND PEOPLE WHO TRY THEM ALREADY PREFER THEM I THINK THIS IS A TIME FOR A GREAT RESET

WE HAVE GOT TO FIX A LOT OF THESE PROBLEMS THAT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO FESTER FOR WAY TOO LONG, AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE TENS OF MILLIONS OF NEW JOBS AND CLEAN UP THE AIR, REDUCE THE DEATH RATE FROM PANDEMICS, BY THE WAY, BECAUSE THE AIR POLLUTION FROM BURNING FOSSIL FUELS HEIGHTENS THE DEATH FROM CORONAVIRUS THIS IS A TIME FOR A RESET TO FIX A BUNCH OF CHALLENGES, FIRST AMONG THEM, THE CLIMATE CRISIS >> ALL RIGHT WELL, MR VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHTS AND WE WILL BE TALKING TO YOU AGAIN

>> THANK YOU >> A LARGE CONVERSATION TO BEHAD ABOUT GUY PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WE EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH TO COME OUT OR LIVE YOUR LIFE OPENLY OR DIFFERENT CHALLENGES >> BLACK LIVES MATTER >> WE HAVE A GUY COMMUNITY IF YOU DON'T RESPECT — OUR COMMUNITY HAS, WHO RESPECTS YOU FIRST

WHEN YOU SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER, REGARDLESS OF WHO I AM, I AM BLACK >>> HEY THERE, I'M JOSHUA JOHNSON THIS IS PRIDE AND PROTEST, A TURNER POINT IN AMERICAN HISTORY SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR HAS BECOME SOMETHING OF AN INSULT

NOW SEEMS LIKE MANY OF US ARE EAGER TO ENLIST HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BY A MINNEAPOLIS POLICEMAN WAS IF FLASH POINT IGNITED AMERICANS LIKE NEVER BEFORE PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE WALKED FOR EVERYONE'S LIFE NO JUSTICE, NO — JUSTICE AND LGBTQ RIGHTS, 2020 MARKED 50 YEARS SINCE NEW YORK'S FIRST GUY LIBERATION DAY MARCH AFTER THE STONEWALL RIOT, THE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT BACK COULD HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM THEIR JOBS IF THEY GOT OUTED

NOW THE SUPREME COURT SAYS THAT KIND OF JOB DECEMBER JOB DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL 1964, A LAW PASSED BEFORE STONEWALL, THE COURT CONFIRMED IT ALSO ENCOMPASSES SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER, WE ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER'S PROGRESS WHO DO YOU THINK LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR STONEWALL? TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR, THEY WERE AMONG THE PRIME TARGETS FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR VICE SQUADS BLACK LIVES MATTER AIMS TO PREVENT POLICE BRUTALITY AND WHO DO YOU THINK LED THE MATTER, IN LGBTQ PEOPLE, IT IS ALL A PUSH FOR EQUALITY, ALWAYS HAS BEEN >> OUR GUESTS THIS HOUR ARE HERE TO HELP LET'S MEET OUR PANEL DOMINIQUE JACKSON IS BEST KNOWN FOR ELE CTRA IN POSE AND ED DORT IN CHIEF TAG, LESBIAN, [BLEEP], TRANS PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA DOMINIQUE, LET ME START WITH YOU

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

>> THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME, AS YOU MENTIONED, THERE HAS BEEN VISIBLE OVERLAP BETWEEN THESE MOVEMENTS SO HOW DO WE GET TO THIS POINT TO WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW IN 2020? >> WELL, AS WE THINK ABOUT 2020, WE ARE SEEING THIS COUNTRY AT AN INFLECTION POINT AND WE ARE GRAPPLING WITH ISSUES OF RACIAL STRIFE THAT WE HAVE BEEN GRAPPLING WITH FOR THE PAST 400 YEARS PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE BEEN TREATED IN SUCH A WAY THAT WE ARE NOT REALLY REALIZING THE FULL DREAM OF EQUALITY IN THE WAY THAT IS REFLECTED IN OUR CONSTITUTION SO DOMINIQUE IS EXACTLY RIGHT

WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE APPRECIATE THAT ALL OF THESE MOVEMENTS ARE INTERTWINED, THAT START WITH PROTEST, BLACK AND LATIN WOMEN FOUGHT AGAINST BRUTALITY, FOUGHT AGAINST OPPRESSION AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE THE MOVEMENT FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE BUT NOT DIVORCED FROM THE STRUGGLES OF THE PAST AND NOT DIVORCED BY BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS WHO CREATED THE PLATFORM WE STAND ON AS WE ADVANCE LGBTQ EQUALITY WE HAVE TO REMEMBER OUR HISTORY AND UNDERSTAND HOW OUR HISTORY INFORMS THE CURRENT DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE IN THIS COUNTRY AND OUR FUTURE WHERE WE HAVE TO GO TRUE LIBERATION IS THE GOAL, NOT ONLY FOR LGBT Q PEOPLE, BUT BLACK PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THIS COUNTRY >> EBONY, ONE MATTER THE BLACK LIVES HAS HAD TO DEAL WITH IS THE PUSH BACK PHRASE ALL LIVES MATTER IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST AN HOUR AGO THAT WAS A THING AND NOW WE ARE SEEING PROTESTERS MARCH SAYING ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE MERGER OF THESE THINGS? DOES IT CONCENTRATE THE SOCIAL IMPACT, DOES IT DILUTE IT? HOW DO YOU SEE IT >> ALL LIVES MATTER IS SEPARATE AND ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS FROM ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER OF COURSE WE KNOW ALL LIVES MATTER I THINK ALL OF US TRY TO EXPLAIN THIS TO PEOPLE WE UNDERSTAND THAT

BUT RIGHT NOW OUR BLACK BROTHER AND SISTERS, SIBLINGS, ARE BEING MURDERED RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACES ALSO AS BOTH OF THE OTHER PANELISTS SPOKE, BLACK TRANS WOMEN ARE STILL BEING VIOLENTLY ABUSED AND KILLED ON THE STREETS SOMETIMES AT THE HANDS OF OUR OWN COMMUNITY IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE RECOGNIZE ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ALL OF OUR VOICES MATTER WE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES, AS IT WAS MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAD A BLACK TRANS WOMAN AND BLACK LESBIAN THROW THE FIRST PUNCH IN STONEWALL SO WE CONTINUE TO SHOW UP FOR OUR BLACK COMMUNITY AND IT IS TIME FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO START SHOWING UP FOR US BECAUSE WE REALLY ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

WE ARE NOT JUST GUY WE ARE NOT JUST BLACK WE ARE BLACK AND WE ARE QUEER >> I THINK THE OTHER ITEM TO NOTE IS THEN ALL LIVES MATTER WAS MEANT AS A THROW AWAY TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT DISAPPEAR AS IF EVERYBODY DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW, ISN'T EVERYBODY'S LIFE IMPORTANT? AND IT FELT THE PUSH BACK WAS NO, IF EVERYBODY'S LIFE WAS IMPORTANT, WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING THE CONVERSATION IN THE FIRST PLACE >> EXACTLY AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S A LITTLE BIT DISHEARTENING THAT IT TOOK BLACK LIVES MATTER FOR EVERYBODY TO SAY ALL LIVES MATTER

THAT NEVER WAS A THING UNTIL BLACK LIVES MATTER AND SO I WOULD QUESTION THE PEOPLE THAT SAY "ALL LIVES MATTER" WHAT IS IT ABOUT BLACK LIVES MATTER THAT TRIGGERS YOU AND REALLY THINK ABOUT IT DO SOME SOUL SEARCHING FOR SURE BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU MATTER, BUT RIGHT NOW THE PANDEMIC IS HERE WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC WITHIN A PANDEMIC

>> HOW MUCH ROOM IS THERE FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER TO BE MORE LGBTQ INCLUSIVE? THIS MOVEMENT IS JUST FINALLY NATIONALLY STARTING TO SEE SIGNIFICANT CHANGE HAPPENING REGARDING BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE THAT'S AFTER, YOU KNOW, YEARS OF PUSHING HOW MUCH BANDWIDTH DO YOU THINK IT HAS REALISTICALLY TO BROADEN ITS FOCUS >> HOW MUCH BANDWIDTH? IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE WE ARE PART OF THIS

WE ARE BLACK AND WE ARE BROWN THERE SHOULD NEVER BE A QUESTION OF IF WE SHOULD BE A PART OF IT BECAUSE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, MANY PEOPLE OF THE LGBTQ PLUS COMMUNITY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF BLACK LIVES MATTER AND BLACK LIVES MOVEMENT AND SO TO EXCLUDE US IS KIND OF — TO BE HONEST WITH YOU IS DISRESPECTFUL FOR ANYONE TO SAY IS THERE ROOM? WE ARE BLACK WE ARE PART OF THIS COMMUNITY WE SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAD A QUESTION ABOUT OUR OWN PEOPLE KILLING US WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT US ASKING TO BE A PART OF IT OR TO PARTICIPATE

WE SHOULD HAVE OUR OWN BROTHERS AND SISTERS PROTECTING US JUST AS WE PROTECT THEM >> UNDERSTOOD I HEAR YOU ON THAT, 100% I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT THAT THERE SHOULD NOT BE A QUESTION OF IT I THINK PART OF THE ISSUE HAS BEEN PRACTICALLY WHETHER EVERY GETS NOTICED

BUT YOU ARE RIGHT, DOMINIQUE, WHETHER THAT BANDWIDTH IS THERE AND I SHOULD ALSO NOTICE YOU USED A DIFFERENT TERM I HEARD YOU USE A TERM MUCH MORE INCLUSIVE OF LEASE BEE YAN, GUY, TRANSGENDER, ALLIES, EVERYBODY I'M JUST USING LGBTQ AS A SHORT HAND, BUT I RECOGNIZE THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO REFER TO THE MULTIPLICITY OF THIS COMMUNITY >> NOT TO INTERRUPT YOU, BUT THIS IS HOW WE GROW

THIS IS HOW WE WALK THE STREETS AT NIGHT, WHEN WE TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND IT IS NOT JUST LGBT IT IS LGBTQIA PLUS TAKING THE TIME TO SAY AI PLUS,QIA PLUS WILL TAKE THOSE PEOPLE THAT DON'T IDENTIFY WITH THE LGBT, THE B OR T TO FEEL INCLUDED AND BLACK LIVES MATTER, FOR US TO FEEL INCLUDED IS WHAT WE WANT YOU CANNOT SAY THAT YOUR LIFE MATTERS, THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND LOOK AT ANOTHER BLACK OR BROWN PERSON AND TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE AN ABOMINATION AND IT'S OKAY FOR THEM TO BE KILLED >> I THINK TO THAT POINT, ALFONSO, WE SHOULD NOTE THIS COMMUNITY IS NOT NEW TO THE BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT EITHER, 1963 MARCH ON WASHINGTON, THE MOMENT INSIDERS KNEW HE WAS GUY, BUT KEPT IT QUIET FOR REASONS OF NOT HAVING OUTSIDERS SAY AHA, SEE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THEY ASSOCIATE AND THIS HAVE MOVEMENT PEOPLE ARRESTED COULD WORK FOR ONE ASPECT, BUT LEAVE ANOTHER ONE UNTOUCHED

>> UNFORTUNATELY WE STILL HAVEA LOT OF WORK TO DO IN WORKPLACES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE BEING FORCED TO PICK WHICH IDENTITY IS MOST IMPORTANT WE CREATE A HIGH AR HIGH ARY OF — YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR GENDER IDENTITY AT THE DOOR IF YOU WANT TO FOCUS ON YOUR RACE OR VICE VERSA WE NEED TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH WE DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE I DON'T CHOOSE MY RACE AS BEING MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY SEXUAL ORIENTATION, THAN MY GENDER IDENTITY THOSE ARE IMPORTANT TO WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND WE NEED AS A SOCIETY TO RECOGNIZE IDENTITY AND NOT ASSIGN VALUE ON CERTAIN IDENTITIES AND DEVALUE OTHERS

PERFECT EXAMPLE, ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IS WASHINGTON SOME PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WE HAVE A MODERN LGBTQAI MOVEMENT BECAUSE OF BLACK AND LATIN TRANSGENDER WOMEN WHO FOUGHT IN POLICE BRUTALITY WE HAVE TO DECONSTRUCT THIS IDENTITY WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY, BUT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO >> WE SAW A FEW SHOTS OF PRIDE CELEBRATIONS BEFORE I ASK YOU ABOUT THAT EBONY, CAN I GET YOUR SENSE, SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TERMINOLOGY, WHAT IS YOUR SENSE IN TERMS OF THE WAY WE REFER TO ONE ANOTHER, I SEE WHERE DOMINIQUE IS COMING FROM 100%

I HEAR ALFONSO USE A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TERM I USE LGBT OR LGBTQ JUST FOR SAKE OF BREVITY HOW DO YOU SEE IT, EBONY? >> SURE, I AM ALSO IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY AND SO WE TAKE IT ON LGBTQ, BUT I KNOW THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT EXTENDING THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH WE TALK ABOUT INCLUSIVITY AND SO THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO WE WANT TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING

WE WANT TO BE A PART OF THE VOICES, THE MOVEMENT, BUT WE CAN'T DO THAT WITHOUT THE IA PLUS SO I AGREE WITH DOMINIQUE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE INCLUSIVE OF EVERYONE I GET IT, YOU KNOW, AS FAR AS WRITING IT DOWN ON PAPER OR SAYING IT, YOU KNOW, IS A LITTLE BIT SMOOTHER WHEN YOU SAY LGBTQ BUT IT'S TIME TO BRING IN OUR OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND SIBLINGS AND BE INCLUSIVE BECAUSE WE CAN'T ASK FOR THE SAME THING AND LOOECH OUT A LEAVE OUT A WHOLENOTHER SECTION OF OUR COMMUNITY

>> IN THE PAST REFERRED TO HOBO SEXUALITY, WE CAN SAY LGBTIA EXACT NUMBER OF SILL BILLIONS CYLABLES I TAKE THAT IT IS AGREED

NEXT, I TAKE YOUR SENSE OF LGBTQIA PARTICULARLY BECAUSE SOME CITY HAVES A SEPARATE BLACK PRIDE CELEBRATION SEPARATE FROM OR MAYBE AS PART OF A LARGER PRIDE EVENT BACK IN 2017 PHILADELPHIA UPDATED THE RAINBOW FLAG TO INCLUDE A BLACK STRIPE AND BROWN STRIPE, RECOGNIZING PEOPLE OF COLOR HOW DO YOU SEE THIS GAP BETWEEN HOW WHITE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR MAY EXPRESS PRIDE DIFFERENTLY? >> SO REALLY QUICKLY, I LOST DOWN THERE ASSUMING THIS IS FOR ME, WHY DO WE NEED A BLACK PRIDE OR ASIAN PACIFIC PRIDE, YOU KNOW, IT'S ALL ABOUT EVERYONE WITH, YOU KNOW, PRIDE HERE IN DC I SAY CAPITOL PRIDE, FOR EXAMPLE

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED SPACES WHERE WE CAN RELATE TO PEOPLE I WAS EXPLAINING, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR LONG, TWO, THREE MONTHS NOW AND WE HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH NEGATIVE NEWS AND IMAGES AND ADD MIN AND OF ADMINISTRATION OF LGBTQ, IT GOES BACK TO OF COURSE ALL LIVES MATTER, BUT OF COURSE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE SELF- AWARENESS AND SELF-AFFIRMING SPACE AND THAT'S WHAT BLACK PRIDE DOES FOR BLACK QUEER PEOPLE THERE ARE THINGS WE DO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PEOPLE AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THAT SPACE TO COMMUNICATE THAT >> DOMINIQUE, WHAT DO YOU THINK PRIDE SHOULD LOOK LIKE GOING FORWARD? 50 YEARS AGO IT WAS A LIBERATION MARCH PROTEST TODAY IT'S PRIDE PARADE

MOSTLY CELEBRATION WITH MAJOR COMPANIES EITHER PARTICIPATING OR SPONSORING WE HIGHLIGHT WE ARE JUST LIKE YOU, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY THEN IT WAS WE ARE HERE, WE ARE QUEER, GET USED TO IT WHAT WOULD YOU, DOMINIQUE, LIKE TO SEE THE FUTURE OF PRIDE LOOK LIKE? >> WELL, FOR PRIDE TO LOOK LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD BE 100% ABOUT, IT WOULD HAVE TO INCLUDE THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN A GREATER WAY I BELIEVE THAT PRIDE HAS NOW NOT REALIZED THAT IN ORDER TO BE PROUD, YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO BE PROUD ABOUT

AND IF YOUR LIFE IS STILL MARGINALIZED, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GO OUT AND SUPPORT A MOVEMENT THAT ISN'T REALIZING THAT YOU ARE THERE, NOT EVEN REALIZING YOUR NEEDS AREN'T MET NOT REALIZING YOU ARE DYING EVERY DAY FOR ME PRIDE HAS TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE PRIDE HAS TO STEP AWAY FROM THE ASPECT OF IT AND COME BACK TO WHERE IT'S ABOUT HAVING PEOPLE THAT ARE SO PROUD OF WHO THEY ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY BECAUSE THEY FEEL A HOLE FROM THE INSIDE >> BEFORE WE GET YOU GO, IN ONE SENTENCE, JUST ONE SENTENCE, IF THERE WAS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOUR YOUNGER SELF TO PREPARE THEM FOR WHATEVER 2020 IS RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD THAT ONE SENTENCE OF ADVICE BE? ALFONSO, LET ME START WITH YOU

ONE SENTENCE OF ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF >> NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER — >> EBONY? >> STAY STRONG AND STAY VIGILANT >> DOMINIQUE? >> GET THE SHOES, BABY, GET THE SHOES AND STAND ON THEIR NECK >> REPEAT YOUR SENTENCE, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE, BEFORE WE GO >> NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER FORGET YOUR CAPACITY

>> THAT IS ALFONSO DAVID OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN EBONY BELL OF TAG MAGAZINE AND DOMINIQUE JACKSON OF POSE ON FX TV THANK YOU VERY MUCH MUCH MORE TO DISCUSS AS WE CONTINUE AS YOU HEARD DOMINIQUE MENTION, GENDER AND NONCONFORMING PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED, 15 SO FAR ACCORDING TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

WE SAY AT LEAST 15 OFTEN B THESE STORIES GO UNTOLD OR THE VICTIMS ARE MISGENDERED WITH AUTOPSIES THAT USE THEIR BIRTH NAME, RATHER THAN THEIR CHOSEN IDENTITIES DOING THAT IS KNOWN AS DEAD NAMING HERE IS A LOOK AT THEM AS THEY WERE IN LIFE >> HAS FALLEN IN 43 STATES IN MAY AS AMERICANS ARE GOING BACK TO WORK ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO REEMPHASIZE THE NUMBERS OF THE DIRECTOR OF NEC LARRY CUD LOW SHARED WITH YOU YESTERDAY AND THE THIRD QUARTER WE WILL GET PLUS 20% GDP THEY PREDICTED IN 2004, PLUS 20% GDP AND TOP ECONOMIST ED HYMAN HEADS HE IS PREDICTING PLUS 5 AND THIS WOULD PUT GDP ABOVE ITS 2019 PEAK, PREVIRUS NUMBERS SHOULD THOSE PREDICTIONS COME OUT, WE ARE BACK AND BOOMING FINALLY — WELL, SECOND TO FINALLY, WE ARE ENCOURAGED WE CONTINUE TO GATHER POSITIVE DATA ON A NUMBER OF THERAPEUTICS ED PEPRIN OR STEROIDS AND REMDESIVIR HAVE SHOWN PROMISE AND LARGE UK BASED TRIAL FOUND THAT WHEN STEROIDS WERE USED, THERE WAS A 30% REDUCTION IN DEATH FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS ON VENTILATORS THE FDA IS REVIEWING THIS RECOVERY TRIAL DATA NOW

ADDITIONALLY ON CONVALESCENT, MORE WITH THE MAYO CLINIC THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOVED QUICKLY ON THIS THERAPY IN ITS EARLIEST DAYS RECOGNIZING IT SHOWED PROMISE THROUGH THE FDA MAYO CLINIC AND THE ADMINISTRATION'S WORK AND OUR HAND IN HAND PARTNERSHIP, WE FOUND THIS TREATMENT IS VERY PROMISING THIS HAS SHOWN THE ADMINISTRATION AS LEFT NO STONE UNTURNED IN LOOKING AT EVERY POSSIBLE TREATMENT AT THE EARLY STAGE, THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR OF THIS STUDY, DR MICHAEL JOYNER SUMMED UP HIS WORK SAYING PLASMA CONTINUES TO LOOK PROMISING, NOTING THE EXCELLENT NEWS OF THIS STUDY, WHICH COVERED A DIVERSE POPULATION, ABOUT 20% AFRICAN AMERICAN, 30% HISPANIC, 5% ASIAN AND 40% WOMEN

RESPIRATORY VIRUS THAT IS EMERGED GLOBALLY SUGGEST THAT CONVALESCENT PLASMA HOMICIDE THE POTENTIAL TOLESSEN THE SEVERITY OR SHORTEN THE LENGTH AS YOU CAN SEE, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND FDA LED ON IDENTIFYING CONVALESCENT PLASMA AS A THERAPEUTIC AND THE RESULTS ARE ENCOURAGING FINALLY, I WANTED TO SHARE SOME WORDS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP JUNE 13TH REMINDS US OF THE UNIMAGINABLE INJUSTICE OF SLAVERY AND INCOMPARABLE JOY THAT MUST HAVE ATTENDED EGG MANS EMANCIPATION AND UNSURPASSED ABILITY TO TRIUMPH OVER DARKNESS

THAT IS ROOTED IN AMERICA AND THE TRUTH WE DECLARE AND UNTO OUR STATUS AS THE SUBJECT OF A MONARCH AND EMERGED AS FREE AND INDEPENDENCE PEOPLE THOSE TRUTH THAT IS ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL BY THE HAND OF GOD ENDOWED BY OUR CREATOR WITH THE LIFE AND LIBERTY AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS WITH THAT, I WILL TAKE QUESTIONS MARIO >> WHAT WE ARE GIVEN AND SAYING IN MARKETS AND A LITTLE BIT JITTERY, GIVEN A RISE IN CASES, ANY REASON WHY THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE HASN'T BEEN COMING OUT AND UPDATE US? WILL THEY AND ALSO HAVE THEY BEEN CONSULTED ON THE RALLY TOMORROW >> THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCEMEETS REGULARLY

THEY ARE CONSTANTLY REVIEWING DATA AND WORKING WITH GOVERNORS TO ENSURE WE HAVE SAFE REOPENINGS ACROSS THE NATION AS FOR CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFS, THOSE HAPPEN IN THE VERY EARLY DAYS OF COVID-19 AND THE PANDEMIC WE WERE MAKING MAJOR DECISIONS ON TRAVEL BANS, MAJOR DECISIONS ON SUPPLIES AND PPE AND THERAPEUTICS IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT BE SHARED WITH THE NATION NOW WE ARE MORE ROUTINE AND WHEN WE SEE A SPIKE, WE WILL QUICKLY GO AND PUT IT OUT

WE HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE WE DON'T HAVE UPDATES OTHER THAN THE UPDATES I GIVE YOU AND I AM REGULARLY IN CONSULTATION WITH DR BURKES AND THE OTHERS >> FIRST — RALLY, WHAT DID HE MEAN WHEN HE SAID ANY PROTESTER TESTERS WOULDN'T BE TREATED IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SEATTLE THE PRESIDENT SAY RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE SHOULD NOT APPLY? >> THAT'S NOT WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING

WHAT HE WAS NOTING IS THERE WERE INEXCUSABLE SCENES PLAYING OUT IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SEATTLE AND WE WOULD NOT SEE TULSA OKLAHOMA THAT WAY, AS MAYOR NOTED, INDIVIDUALS OF GROUPS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN DESTRUCTIVE AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AND OTHER STATES ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO THE CITY OF TULSA FOR THE PURPOSE OF CAUSING UNREST AROUND THE RALLY AND THAT WAS AN UNACCEPTABLE PROPOSITION WE WILL NOT SEE THINGS LIKE IN MINNESOTA WHERE THEY LIT AN AUTOZONE ON FIRE AND IN SEATTLE WHERE THEY SET UP A PLACE CALLED CHOP, TAKEN OVER A PART OF THE CITY, ANARCHISTS HAVE, AND POLICE OFFICERS ON LOOTING WATCH, ONE WAS STABBED IN THE NECK AND SHOT TWO OTHER OFFICERS WHO LATER ARRIVED ON THE SCENE SO THOSE KINDS OF SCENES ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND WE WILL NOT SEE THAT IN TULSA OKLAHOMA WHAT HE WAS MEANING IS ANARCHISTS, LOOTERS, THE KIND OF THING WE SAW BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME IN WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD AND CALMED OUR STREETS ARE LAW AND ORDER >> ON THE DACA, GOT A TWEET IT WAS GOING TO MOVE AHEAD AND TRYING TO END THAT PROGRAM

WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME ON THAT? WHEN SHOULD WE SEE SOMETHING AND WHY IS — CONCEDE HE BELIEVES THE IMMIGRANTS BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN ON THEIR OWN SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF >> FIRST, ONE NOTE ON DACA, ONE THING I WOULD SAY ABOUT YESTERDAY'S RULING IS THAT REALLY THIS WAS A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAD ALL OF THE JUSTICES SAYING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ESSENTIALLY RIGHT ON THE LAW ON DACA YOU HAD THE MAJORITY AND MAJORITY OPINION, QUOTE THE DISPUTE BEFORE THE COURT IS NOT WHETHER DHS MAY RESCIND DACA ALL PARTIES AGREE IT MAY BE RESCINDED THE DISPUTE IS PRIMARILY ABOUT THE PROCEDURES THE AGENCY FOLLOWED IN DOING SO SO IN OTHER WORDS, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS RIGHT ON THE LAW

IT WAS UNLAWFUL THE WAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WENT ABOUT THIS, BUT FORWARD, I WAS SPEAKING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OF STAFF ABOUT THIS AND WE ARE LOOKING AT DOCUMENTS CURRENTLY AND WE ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY AND CURE SOME OF THE REMEDIES AND UNLAWFULNESS THAT WE SEE WITH THE PREVIOUS MEMO THAT BROUGHT DACA INTO PLACE WE WANT TO FIND A COMPASSIONATE WAY TO DO THIS THAT IS THE NOTES AS TO HOW WE WILL BE MOVING FORWARD KRISTIN? >> THANK YOU, KAYLEE NOW THAT WE ARE ABOUT 24 HOURS AWAY FROM THIS RALLY TOMORROW IN TULSA, YOU HAVE THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DIRECTOR SAYING THE WORLD IS IN A NEW ENDANGERED PHASE IN TERMS OF COVID-19 CASES

YOU HAVE CASES RISE INNING RISING AND GOVERNOR DECLARING EMERGENCY ARE THERE ANY RESERVATIONS WITHIN THE WEST WING ABOUT GOING FORWARD WITH THIS INDOOR RALLY TOMORROW IN A STATE WHERE COVID CASES ARE ON THE RISE >> FIRST NOTE ABOUT THE CIVIL EMERGENCY HE DECLARED AN EMERGENCY ABOUT THE GROUPS THAT ARE INTENT ON ENGAGING DESTRUCTION BUT WITH REGARD TO OKLAHOMA, I WOULD REFER YOU TO THE GOVERNOR'S COMMENTS, 56 DAYS UNTIL OUR REOPENING AND CURRENTLY OVER 200 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL ACROSS OKLAHOMA AND HE WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT FOR COMING >> BEHIND THE SCENES ARE THERE ANY WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS, YOU KNOW, JUST EXPRESSING A BIT OF RESERVATION ABOUT GOING FORWARD 24 HOURS OUT

>> WE ARE ALL ON BOARD ON GOING TO OKLAHOMA WE ARE TAKING APPROPRIATE MEASURES LIKE HAND SANITIZING AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND HAND SANITIZING AT THE DOOR BUT ALSO NOTE TO YOU FROM THE GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA, MOST OF THE CASES HE IS SEEING IS IN THE 18 TO 35 GROUP, WHERE THEY ARE SEEING A SLIGHT INCREASE THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND ALSO NOTE THIS WAS EXPECTED AS THEY BEGAN TO SAFELY REOPEN 56 DAYS PRIOR YES >> WILL ANY WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS BE AT THE RALLY TOMORROW

>> THERE WILL BE SEVERAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS AT THE RALLY >> THOSE OFFICIALS — WILL YOU BE THERE, FOR EXAMPLE? >> I WILL BE THERE >> WILL YOU AND OTHER WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL BES WEARING MASKS >> IT'S A PERSONAL CHOICE I WON'T BE WEARING A MASK AND I CAN'T SPEAK FOR MY COLLEAGUES >> WHY WON'T YOU BE WEARING A MASK? IS IT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT WILL BE DISAPPOINTED IN YOU >> IT'S SAFE FOR ME NOT TO WEAR A MASK AND I'M IN COMPLIANCE WITH CDC REQUIREMENTS WHICH IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED

>> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED SOMEFAKE VIDEOS, ONE OF WHICH WAS LABELED MANIPULATED MEDIA BY TWITTER WHY IS THE PRESIDENT SHARING FAKE VIDEOS ON TWITTER ABOUT TWO TODDLERS WHO ARE OBVIOUSLY SHOWING A LOT OF LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER? SEEMS AS THOUGH HE IS EXPLOITING CHILDREN TO MAKE SOME CRASS POLITICAL POINT WHY IS HE SHARING FAKE VIDEOS >> HE WAS MAKING A POINT ABOUT CNN SPECIFICALLY MAKING A POINT CNN HAS REGULARLY TAKEN HIM OUT OF CONTEXT, THAT IN 2019 CNN MISLEADINGLY AIRED A CLIP FROM ONE VIEWPOINT TO FALSELY ACCUSE THE KOING TON BOYS HARASSING AN ELDERLY, THAT HAD GREAT CONSEQUENCES FOR THEIR FUTURE

>> SO YOU ARE SAYING IT'S OKAY TO EXPLOIT TWO TODDLERS HUGGING ONE ANOTHER ON A SIDEWALK TO MAKE SOME SORT OF POLITICAL POINT? AS YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS DESCRIBED MEMBERS OF THE PRESS AS FAKE NEWS DURING THE COURSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION, WHEN YOU SHARE FAKE VIDEOS LIKE THAT, DOESN'T THAT MAKE YOU FAKE NEWS? >> I THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS MAKING A SATIRICAL POINT THAT WAS QUITE FUNNY IF YOU GO AND WATCH THE VIDEO I THINK HE WAS MAKING — >> TWO TODDLERS HUGGING ONE ANOTHER >> THE POINT IS IT WAS A PLAY ON CNN REPEATEDLY TAKING THE PRESIDENT OUT OF CONTEXT ONE WAS TRUMP SLAMS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, THEY ARE ANIMALS GUESS WHAT, THEY WERE MS 13 IMMIGRANTS WHO REGULARLY MUTILATE PEOPLE IN IF COUNTRY

THEY WERE ENTIRELY MISLEADING >> REFER TO THE PRESIDENT AS REFERRING TO REPPISTS, HE HAS DESCRIBED SONS OF PITCHES >> THAT'S AN ABSURD ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY THE MISLEADING HEADLINES THAT ARE REGULARLY ON YOUR NETWORK, LIKE I WAS JUST WALKING IN WATCHING CNN AS THEY LAUDED THE QUOTE RALLIES IN THE STREETS >> ARE YOU SAYING THE PRESIDENT >> GOT TO LET ME FINISH THIS ISN'T A CABLE NEWS SEGMENT I'M ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PODIUM

WHEN I WALK OUT HERE, JIM, AND I SEE ON YOUR — WHEN I SEE ON YOUR NETWORK CELEBRATORY HEADLINES ABOUT THE RALLIES AND YOU ACTUALLY SAID PROTESTS AND RALLIES, SO IN LIGHT OF A PROTEST, IF THESE GATHERINGS HAPPEN IN LIGHT OF A PROTEST OR RALLY, AS YOU SAY, THAT RALLY IS TO BE CONDONED, BUT NOT A PRESIDENT'S RALLY IT'S APALLING YOU HAVE ONE PERSON ON YOUR NETWORK SAYING THIS IS A CELEBRATION IN THE STREETS, A CARNIVAL LIKE ATMOSPHERE, A GUY WITH A SIGN SAYING FREE HUGS IT'S BEAUTIFUL THERE IS MUSIC, PEOPLE ARE HUGGING YOU CELEBRATE HUGGING IN THE CONTEXT OF A PROTEST, BUT A TRUMP RALLY WHERE WE CELEBRATE AFRICAN AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT, CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, THAT RALLY IS NOT ALLOWED BECAUSE GUESS WHAT, JIM, IT DOESN'T FIT CNN

>> PETER ALEXANDER >> PEOPLE THAT ARE DUMB, WAY OVER THEIR HEADS AND INCOMPETENT >> HE MAKES DECISIONS BASED ON HE LIKES TO HAVE COUNTERVAILING VIEWPOINTS I SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT HIRING JOHN BOLTON IN PARTICULAR HE SAID I LIKE TO COUNTER BALANCE MY OPINION WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE OPPOSITE OPINION OF MY OWN HE LIKE IT IS MODEL OF HAVING A TEAM OF RIVALS

I HAVE BEEN A PART OF THAT I OFTEN SEE RIGOROUS DEBATES AND THE PRESIDENT USES HIS GUT AND MAKES THE BEST DECISION HOW TO MOVE FORWARD THAT'S WHAT GOES INTO HIS HIRING, AND GOVERNOR LINCOLN WORKS WELL >> THE RIVALS — >> SOMETIMES THOSE RIVALS ARE TRUE THAT'S PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE CASE OF JOHN BOLTON, WHO REPEATEDLY PRAISED THE PRESIDENT, THEN TURNED

HE HAS BEEN WIDELY CRITICIZED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BY HIS BOOK I THINK JOHN BOLTON HAS PROVEN HIMSELF YOU HAVE THOSE LABELS AS TRUE >> LET ME FOLLOW UP IF I CAN FOLLOW UP QUICKLY >> EVERYONE IN THE ROOM, THE 20 QUESTION RULE APPLIES TO EVERYONE

>> THIS APPLIES TO EVERYONE, I HAVE DONE TWO SO FAR FOR MY THIRD ONE, DOES THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY AND IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING NOBODY HAD EVER HEARD OF JUNETEENTH WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP TO THE BLACK AMERICANS WHEN MILLIONS OF BLACK AMERICANS COMMEMORATE IT EVERY YEAR >> THE PRESIDENT, WHAT HE SAID — >> HE SAID HE MARKED IT OUT — >> NO, HE DIDN'T SAY THAT I TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ABOUT HOW MUCH HE KNEW ABOUT IT, THE WHOLE HISTORY

HE DID NOT JUST LEARN ABOUT JUNETEENTH THIS WEEK THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE AS TO JUNETEENTH, THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW WHAT JUNETEENTH WAS GOOGLE SEARCHES PROOVS LIKE THAT THIS YEAR THEY WENT LIKE THIS AND THAT IS BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP

>> IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO SUSPEND VISAS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS AND WHAT TYPES OF VISAS AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST, ET CETERA >> I HAVE NO ANALYSIS ON THAT I AM AWARE OF THE REPORTING, BUT NO ANALYSIS >> DOES THE PRESIDENT PLAN TO TAKE HEALTH PRECAUTIONS AT THE RALLY TOMORROW >> WE ARE ADMINISTERING HANDSANITIZER, MASKS TO THOSE IN ATTENDANCE SHOULD THEY DECIDE TO WEAR THEM AND TAKE K TEMPERATURE CHECKS >> ARIZONA IS SEEING SURGING CORONAVIRUS CASES, AS WELL AS TEXAS AND FLORIDA, DOES THE PRESIDENT THINK THEY SHOULD DO WHAT THEY ARE DOING >> THIS IS STATEWIDE REOPENINGWITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND MEDICAL EXPERTS

WE ARE CONSULTING WITHEACH STATE IT IS THEIR DECISION AS TO WHETHER THEY REMAIN THEIR REOPENING CONFERENCES, WE HAVE HAD CDC DEPLOY TEAMS TO FIVE STATES AND WHEN WE SEE THESE SPIKE, WE ARE ABLE TO ISOLATE THEM AND STOP THE FURTHER SPREAD THESE STATES SHOULD BE SAFELY ABLE TO CONTINUALLY REOPEN, THOUGH IT IS THEIR DECISION TO DO SO >> WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENTTHINK OF HIS NIECE'S MARY TRUMP'S BOOK >> WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS THIS THE PRESIDENT HASN'T SEEN THE BOOK

NOT GOING TO SPECULATE ON WHAT IT MAY SAY OR MAY NOT SAY >> DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE HOO HAH OVER TULSA, IF THINGS GO SOUTH, ISN'T THAT GOING TO BE HARD FOR HIM TO HAVE RALLIES IN THE FUTURE >> WE CAN OPERATE SAFELY IN TULSA GOVERNOR SAID OVER 200 IN THE HOSPITALS, MOST OF THOSE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 35 WE ARE CONFIDENT WE CAN DO THIS SAFELY AND LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING TO OKLAHOMA >> WHAT ABOUT THE RALLIES, ARE YOU WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS ? >> IN AN INTERVIEW ON NPR, DR FAUCI SAID HE HASN'T SPOKEN WITH THE PRESIDENT IN TWO WEEKS

WHY HAVE THEY GONE SO LONG WITHOUT TALKING AND IS THIS STILL A PRIORITY >> ABSOLUTELY A PRIORITY THEY SPEAK REGULARLY THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS GWYNN THE GIVEN THE INFORMATION AND CONSTANTLY KEPT UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST NUMBERS >> OBVIOUSLY THE PRESIDENT IS AGAINST VIOLENT PROTESTS AND SPOKE OUT ABOUT ANTI-FASCIST, IS THE PRESIDENT AN ANTI-FASCIST >> THE PRESIDENT IS ABSOLUTELY ANTI-FASCIST

AND AGAINST ANARCHIST AND ANARCHY HE IS AGAINST WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE STREETS YOU HAVE A CITY BLOCK IN SEATTLE, MULTIPLE CITY BLOCKS TAKEN OVER BY ANARCHISTS YOU HAVE THE SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF CARMEN BEST SAYING OUR 911 RESPONSE TIMES HAVE TRIPLED, FROM 5 MINUTES TO 18 MINUTES ON VIOLENCE OCCURRING HE IS FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND THE AMERICAN WAY >> THE EU NATION REFERRING TO EASE THEIR BORDERS, IS THE PRESIDENT PLANNING ON ROLLING BACK RESTRICTIONS — >> THE PRESIDENT KNOWS THAT THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WERE A VERY IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO SAVING LIVES, ALMOST 3 MILLION COULD HAVE BEEN — COULD HAVE PERISHED AND THOSE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN TAKING EARLY ACTION AND SAVING AMERICAN LIVES

HE MONITORS THE DATA CONSTANTLY NO PLANS NOW AS TO LISTING THOSE BUT IT'S ULTIMATELY THE DECISION OF THE PRESIDENT HE IS GUIDED BY DATA AND SAFETY AND HEALTH OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE YES

>> ON SIGNUPS, THEY JUST ANNOUNCE ED THAT ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO FACILITATE AG BUY OBVIOUSLY THIS IS ALL ON THE CORONAVIRUS >> I HAVE NO ANALYSIS ON THAT I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO THE PRESIDENT ON THAT SPECIFIC MATTER >> BACK TO DACA, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE, AFTER THE SUPREME COURT DECISION THE OTHER DAY, US

CONFERENCE, NEXT WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT TRUMP STRONGLY ON TERMINATING DACA AND HURTING AMID- COVID-19, THIS ACTION NEEDLESSLY PLACES MANY FAMILIES IN FURTHER ANXIETY AND CHAOS WILL THE PRESIDENT APPEAL THIS >> THE PRESIDENT SAID I'M GOING TO TAKE CARE OF DACA FAR BETTER THAN THE DEMOCRATS DID THE DEMOCRATS HAD TWO AND A HALF YEARS TO MAKE A DEAL ON DACA THEY DIDN'T DO IT

HE WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN A LAWFUL WAY AND DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ENSURING OUR BORDER IS SAFE AND PROTECTED, THAT WE HAVE AN END TO LAWLESS IMMIGRATION AND MS 13 AND THE HAVOC WE HAVE SEEN HE IS FOR A MEASURED RESPONSE AND HE HAS OFFERED DEALS TO DEMOCRATS PREVIOUSLY THAT HAVE BEEN REJECTED SO DEMOCRATS REALLY SEEM TO BE USING THE DACA RECIPIENTS AS PAWNS AND THAT IS DESPICABLE >> THE CAMPAIGN AND RALLY ON SATURDAY FINAL WAIVER TO IDENTIFY THE CAMPAIGN IF THEY SHOULD GET SICK FROM THE CORONAVIRUS WOULD THE PRESIDENT CONSIDER START ORGANIZE CONTRIBUTING TO A FUND FOR THE SICK OR BEREAVED IF WE SEE A SPIKE IN CASES >> HEIDI, THAT'S A HYPOTHETICAL AND SPECULATIVE QUESTION

>> THANK YOU LOOKING FOR THE ELECTION, THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS PUSHING BACK ON ADDING ADDITIONAL DEBATES ON THE SCHEDULE HOW MANY DEBATES WOULD BE PRESIDENT BE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN >> THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUTTHIS YESTERDAY THE PRESIDENT IS HAPPY TO DEBATE WHEN GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY

RIGHT NOW THREE DEBATES AND HE IS HAPPY WITH THAT CERTAINLY IF OTHERS WERE PROPOSED HE WOULD BE WILLING TO LOOK AT THEM AND VERY MUCH LOOKS FORWARD TO THOSE DEBATES ONE THING I WOULD NOTE AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY AS WE GO INTO THE WEEKEND AND WE BEGIN TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWS COVERAGE OUT THERE, I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO COVER THE PROTESTS IN THE SAME WAY THAT YOU COVER THE RALLY GOERS IT'S EXTRAORDINARY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NEWS BUSTERS WHERE YOU HAVE MULTIPLE HOSTS ON NBC AND CBN AND TALKING ABOUT THE MASSIVE CROWD, THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS, UP TO 200,000 PEOPLE EXUBERANTLY EXCLAIM, BUT GRAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE TRUMP RALLIES YOU HAVE MSN BONNET CARRI SAYING SOCIAL JUSTICE OVER SOCIAL DISTANCING, BUT WHEN THE PRESIDENT LOOKS TO CELEBRATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR MINORITY COMMUNITIES, OUR RALLIES ARE DERIDED AS BREEDING GROUNDS FOR CORONAVIRUS, WHILE LAWRENCE O'DONNELL CELEBRATES ARM IN ARM PROTESTS

I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE INTERNAL CONSISTENCY IN THE WAY WE COVER LARGE CROWDS WE SHOULD BE GUIDED BY SCIENCE, NOT CHERRY PICKING SCIENCE AS WE SEE ALL TOO OFTEN, SUCH AS CNN >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOB, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 A

M EASTERN >> TO BE BLACK AND TO BE KWOOER QUEERRIGHT NOW IS DIFFICULT, BUT BEAUTIFUL >> BEING A BLACK WOMAN HAS EXPOSE MED TO A WORLD OF HATRED AND EXPLOITATION >> QUITE OFTEN I CAN REALLY SHOW UP AS A BLACK MAN, BUT IT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND MY EXPERIENCE AS A GUY MAN

IN MY EXPERIENCE AS A BLACK MAN >> NOW THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING, A LOT OF US ARE BEING MADE TO RELIVE AND REVISIT THAT WHOLE STRUGGLE OF ACCEPTING OUR BLACKNESS AND KWOOER QUEERNESS >> NEED TO PROCESS THE UNBEARABLE >> AS A BLACK MAN — BEFORE AND 23 THE YEAR BEFORE THAT AND THESE ARE THE CASES WE KNOW ABOUT STILL OTHERS MAY HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED BY THEIR BIOLOGICAL SECTS SEX INSTEAD OF THEIR GENDER IDENTITY ANGELICA ROSS PLAYS ON POSE ON FX AND IS A PRODUCER AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE ALSO WITH THIS IS THE CITY COUNCILMEMBER, THE FIRST LIKE OPENLY TRANSGENDER WOMAN ELECTED TO ANY OFFICE IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND AN ARTIST AND ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR AND HER WORK INCLUDES CONSULTING AND COUNCILMEMBER I WOULD LIKE TO START WITH YOU REGARDING THE STATISTICS WE JUST MENTIONED

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING? >> HELLO AND TO ALL OF MY FENNEL PANELISTS I'M SO HONORED TO BE ON THE SAME DIET IS WITH THESE AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES IS TO CONTINUE LIFTING AT THE NARRATIVE, GENDER NONCONFORMING IDENTITIES AND I THINK THIS PAST MONDAY THE SUPREME COURT MAKING THAT ILLEGAL FOR TRANSGENDER IDENTIFIED AND LGBT IDENTIFIED FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO WORK IN THE WORKPLACE AND IT IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP WE NEED CONGRESS TO PASS AN EMPLOYMENT NONDISCRIMINATION ACT SO THAT WE CAN HAVE FULL RIGHTS AND MORE IN THE WORKPLACE AS HUMAN BEINGS AND AMERICAN CITIZENS AND AS PEOPLE COMPETING TO THE NARRATIVE THAT IS AMERICA WE NEED ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO SUPPORT BLACK TRANS LIVES AND BLACK TRANS ACTIVISM AND WE NEED TO BE TALKING TO BLACK TRANS MEN AND WOMEN ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT TO BE DONE

>> HOW HAVE YOU FELT AS AN LGBTQ I A PERSON IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND DOES IT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO WORLD ONCE OR YOUR MOSTLY WELCOME? >> MY POSITION AS DIFFERENT AS A TRANSGENDER MAN AND OUR PEOPLE DO NOT IT OFFERS ME A LEVEL OF ECONOMY AND SAFETY THAT SOMETIMES WE DON'T GET AN WE ARE MORE INCLINED TO INVESTIGATE AND INVESTIGATE WOMEN IN THE WAY WE DON'T DO AND WE ARE LOOKING IS A MASCULINE PERSON IS JUST BEING A MASCULINE PERSON THAT I AM VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT WHEN AND WHERE I DISCLOSE I'M TRANSGENDER AND IT IS UNFORTUNATE NOT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY BUT THE WORLD IN GENERAL I HAVE TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT WHO I TELL HIM TRANS AND MAKING SURE I'M SHOWING UP FOR TRANS PEOPLE ESPECIALLY A BLACK TRANS WOMAN AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO INTERVENE AS A BYSTANDER WHEN I NEED TO PICK >> WHEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE TO BE MINDFUL ABOUT HOW YOU PRESENT YOURSELF IN THE WORLD, HOW MUCH OF THAT IF ANY HAS TO DO WITH THE KIND OF STEREOTYPES AND EXPECTATIONS AND IMAGES THAT BLACK MEN REGARDLESS OF THEIR GENDER IDENTITY SPACE — FACE I HAVE TO BE MINDFUL IS A BLACK MAN IS HOW I PRESENT MYSELF BUT I KNOW I COULD PASS IF I NEVER TOLD ANYBODY I WAS THEN THEY WOULD NEVER ASK THEM FOR ME THE NARRATIVE IS DIFFERENT AND IT'S DIFFERENT THAN IT IS FOR YOU >> IT IS DIFFERENT AND WHEN IT GETS DOWN TO IT THE IDEA THAT AS A BLACK MAN YOU CAN ONLY LOOK ONE OF TWO WAYS AND YOU'RE ONLY ALLOWED TO HAVE EMOTIONS AND ANGER OR ANYTHING ELSE BESIDE THAT IT'S PUSHING YOUR MASCULINITY AND MANHOOD AND WHEN PEOPLE FEEL THREATENED WHO IS PROUD OF HIS SOFTNESS AND GENTLENESS OR MOTIONS, PEOPLE ARE THREATENED BY THAT AND I THINK I HAVE TO BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT HOW I PRESENT MYSELF AND SOMETIMES IT IS, FORMATIVE BUT I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PRESERVE MY LIFE AND THE ANSWER IS YES >> I SEE YOU NODDING, WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND >> FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

AS I'M LOOKING AT THE PANEL HERE, THESE ARE ALL MY FRIENDS AND PEOPLE THAT I KNOW AND HAVE BEEN IN THE MOVEMENT WITH AND THESE ARE THE VOICES THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE HEARING FROM BUT I'M THINKING ABOUT AS A BLACK TRANS WOMAN WHO HAS GAINED A CERTAIN LEVEL OF PRIVILEGE WITH MY ACCESS TO HOLLYWOOD AND BEING ON TELEVISION AND THEY ARE HAVE COME CERTAIN PRIVILEGES WITH THAT AND WE HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT MY PRIVILEGES WHATEVER THEY MAY BE WILL NOT PROTECT ME BECAUSE WHEN I AM OUT ON THE STREET, I HAVE HAD MOMENTS WHERE I AM BEING SURVEILLANCE, MY FEMININITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF IT IS BEING SURVEILLANCE TO AS I WALK IN THE CORNER STORE AURA WALKED ON THE SIDEWALK THROUGH GROUP OF BLACK MEN WHO GO FROM CAT CALLING ME TO EXAMINING MY FEMININITY JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSER AND SAYING, THAT IS A MAN AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MY HEART RATE GOES UP AND I'M NOT SURE IF THOSE ARE THE LAST WORDS I'M GOING TO HEAR >> CAN WE BE CLEAR AND FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING THIS, THE PERSON ON THE LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN IS A TRANS WOMAN AND YOU IDENTIFY PEOPLE BASED ON HOW THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AND THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED IDENTITY, HOW I SEE MYSELF I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT MANY BLACK HOUSEHOLDS TEND TO BE MORE SOCIALLY CONCERNED AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES WITH ISSUES OF LGBTQIA ACCEPTANCE AND HOW DO YOU THINK THE CURRENT SOCIAL MOVEMENT IS INFLUENCING WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE THAT WE ARE THE CLOSEST TO? >> IN MANY WAYS WE ERASE THE FACT THAT BLACK TRANS HAS EXISTED FOR FAR LONGER THAN WE LANGUAGE FOR IT INCLUDING CHOSEN FAMILIES AND BIOLOGICAL FAMILIES AND RECOGNIZING IN THE BLACK COMMUNITIES I'VE SEEN, THERE'S ALWAYS THAT PERSON, THE UNCLE WHETHER IT BE THE HEAD OF THE MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE CHURCH AND THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE IN THE COMMUNITY WHOSE GOTTEN A LITTLE EXTRA SUGAR IN THE TANK AND THESE ARE WORDS WE USE AND THE INDIGENT ANTI-TO CLEARNESS AND BLACKNESS THAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT BUT IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND I THINK IN THAT WAY I DO UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE CONSERVATIVE NATURE AND WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR MUCH LONGER TIME THAN WE ARE READY TO TALK ABOUT >> CAN I EXPAND ON THE WHOLE IDEA OF BLACK FAMILIES BEING SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE, I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I THINK THIS IS ROOTED IN WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CALL THE ROOTS WITH AR BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IS SO MANY MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR BLACK CHILD'S SAFETY

THAT'S WHY EVERY BLACK CHILD GET TO TALKING TO ABOUT HOW TO SURVIVE IN AMERICA AND WHAT NOT TO DO AND HOW TO DRESS AND TALK AND THAT EXTENDS TO THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND THEY TELL US, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO PUT ONE MORE LAYER OF OPPRESSION AND DON'T YOU KNOW HOW THE WORLD WILL TREAT YOU WHEN THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT AT HOME IS THE FIRST PLACE WHERE YOU CAN MODEL SHOWING LOVE >> FOR THOSE WATCHING AND STILL NEW TO THE ISSUES, YOU ARE CISGENDER IF YOU WERE BORN MAIL AND IDENTIFY AS AN MAIL AND I'M A CISGENDER MAN I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DID NOT ASK ABOUT THAT DECISION ON EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND THEY USED TO STRICT MEANING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 64 AND THE JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH WHO WAS A TRUMP APPOINTEE WROTE THE OPINION HOW BIG OF A DEAL IS THAT RULING IN YOUR VIEW AND HOW FAR DOES THAT TAKE US ? YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THAT WE STILL NEED AN EMPLOYMENT NONDISCRIMINATION ACT IN ADDITION TO THE RULING? >> IT IS A HUGE STEP FORWARD BECAUSE WHAT IT SAYS IS THE LAW IS THE LAW REGARDLESS OF CONSERVATIVE LEANINGS AND THEY ARE INTERPRETING THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS LAW AS IT IS WRITTEN THAT DOES GIVE SOME CONTINENTS TO THE SUPREME COURT AND THE LAWS THAT GOVERN OUR SOCIETY BUT STILL, I THINK WE NEED MORE — WE NEED THE EMPLOYMENT NONDISCRIMINATION ACT IN ORDER TO HAVE LAWS THAT CAN BE ENFORCED BY VARIOUS COMMUNITIES AND AGENCIES THAT ARE CHARGED WITH ENFORCING THAT

I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE ISSUE AROUND THE BLACK COMMUNITIES AND I HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES FOR LIBERATION AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER HOWEVER, THE FACT REMAINS THAT ALL THE MURDERS, MANY OF THE MURDERS THAT YOU DESCRIBED LEADING UP TO THIS CONVERSATION HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS MEANS THAT THIS VIOLENCE HAS BEEN WROUGHT UPON THE COMMUNITY BY BLACK PEOPLE AND THAT IS A HUGE PROBLEM I THINK IF ARE GOING TO HAVE AN HONEST DISCUSSION THEN WE HAVE TO NAME THAT I THINK THAT THIS WHOLE IDEA THAT SOMEHOW BLACK FAMILIES ARE MORE CONSERVATIVE AND I DON'T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THAT I THINK THERE IS A LEVEL OF HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA IN ALL COMMUNITIES

WHERE THE VIOLENCE IS BEEN INTERPRETED BY MOSTLY BLACK MEN AND THAT IS A HUGE PROBLEM >> ANGELICA ROSS, THE RIDER AND ADVOCATE AND THE ARTIST AND ACTIVIST WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE WITH US AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH STILL TO COME WE LOOK AHEAD AND DEMONSTRATORS ARE DEMANDING POLICE REFORM HOW DOES LAW ENFORCEMENT FACTOR INTO THE SOLUTION

THAT IS JUST AHEAD >>> RIGHT IS ABOUT DISABILITY AND IT ALLOWS THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON THAT YOU'RE HERE AND WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER >>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME REALIZING THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON WITH EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

>>> WE SAW LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIFE WEEKDAYS STARTING A 6:00 AM EASTERN >> WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK

IT STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING IT IS TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS AND ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IT'S QUICK STUFF , UP STUFF, LOVE STUFF, TRENDING, MINDBENDING, LATE NIGHTS, EARLY MORNINGS YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE AND IT'S FOR YOU AND IT IS FREE THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO, WHAT , WHY YOU CANNOT NOT WATCH

>> I WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA AND ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT IS MOM TRYING TO RACE HER SON AND I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> I LIFT MY HEAD SO I CAN FACE THE STRANGERS AND LOVED ONES WHO REALLY KILLED ME BECAUSE I'M A LITTLE WEIRD

>> IT MEANS LETTING PEOPLE KNOW WHO I AM AND IN BEING MY TRUE SELF BECAUSE GROWING UP I DID NOT HAVE A LOT OF THOSE ROLE MODELS AND SO YOU KIND OF FELT LOST AND ALONE AND I WANT TO BE SOMEONE WHO IS VISIBLE >> THIS YEAR WITH ALL THE PROTEST I FEEL LIKE TAKING THE PRIDE BACK AND BEING A PROTESTER WITH CORPORATE SPONSORS HIGHLIGHTING THIS PROMINENT CLICK CLEAR VOICES >> WE CONTINUE FIGHTING AND PROMOTING UNITY AND LISTENING AND GIVING SPACE SO OUR VOICES CAN BE HEARD >> IT IS NOT A LUXURY PRIDE IS ESSENTIAL TO MY SURVIVAL

>>> THE FINAL PANEL WILL HELP US LOOK TO THE FUTURE SO MUCH IS CHANGING THESE DAYS AND THE WAY WE LOOK AT EACH OTHER WHAT SHOULD THE CHANGE LOOK LIKE AND WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO MAKE THE CHANGES LAST JOINING US AS THE COHOST OF THE PODCAST ABOUT OUR LOVE- HATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH POP-CULTURE AND THE MEDIA PERSONALITY AND CREATOR OF YOU ARE ESSENTIAL THE CAMPAIGN TO HELP PEOPLE MOST AFFECTED BY COVID-19

AND THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE WHOSE DISTRICT INCLUDES A NATIVE NORTH PHILADELPHIA GLAD TO HAVE EVERYBODY HERE THIS HAS BEEN A MOMENTOUS PRIDE MONTH WITH HISTORIC PROTESTS, PANDEMIC AND MORE HOW ARE YOU PERSONALLY PROCESSING ALL OF THIS? >> I'M LOOKING AT HOW THE PROTEST THAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING ARE A MANIFESTATION OF THE WAR THAT OUR SISTERS HAVE BEEN DOING ALL ALONG AND I'M PROUD TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE GETTING OUT IN THE STREETS IN PARTICULAR AT THE BROOKLYN LIBERATION PROTEST AND SHOWING THAT THEY SUPPORT AND STAND UP FOR BLACK AND BROWN TRANS FOLKS I'M INTERESTED IN SEEING FOLKS KEEP THE SAME ENERGY AND INTERESTED IN SEEING FOLKS MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL BELIEVING AND SAYING THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER INCLUDING BLACK TRANS LIVES TWO MONTHS OR THREE MONTHS DOWN THE LINE

>> HOW DO YOU SEE LAW ENFORCEMENT'S ROLE IN THIS PUSH FOR QUALITY AND FOR REFORM? AS A LAWMAKER, DC MORE SUPPORT OR RESISTANCE? >> THERE IS ALWAYS RESISTANCE TO CHANGE BUT ULTIMATELY IT IS THE JOB OF PEOPLE WHO CREATE LAWS TO MAKE SURE IT'S RESPONSIVE TO WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT WE FACE IS THE STRUCTURES ARE DEEPLY BROKEN FROM JUST ONE WEEK AGO, MYSELF AND NUMEROUS MEMBERS OF THE BLACK CAUCUS AND SOME ALLIES, WE STOPPED ALL MOVEMENT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR DEMANDING THAT WE MOVE BILLS THAT WOULD RADICALLY REFORM THE WAY WE DO POLICING IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND BECAUSE OF FOLKS WHO FOR 19 DAYS NOW AND PENNSYLVANIA HAVE BEEN OUT EVERY SINGLE DAY DEMANDING THAT WE DISRUPT THE SYSTEM THAT HAVE TREATED FOLKS WHO ARE BLACK AND BROWN OR LGBTQ ON THE MARGIN ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLY AND WE KNOW WE NEED BIG CHANGE AND IN HARRISBURG WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN TO DO IT AND WE DON'T EXPECT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE AN ALLY AND GETTING IT DONE BUT WE ARE GOING TO PUSH AHEAD >> WE SHOULD ALSO ASK YOU YOUR DISTRICT IS AN INTERESTING ONE AND IT INCLUDES SOME NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR A LONG TIME AND ALSO INCLUDES THE UNIVERSITY AND YOU SPENT SUMMERS AT TEMPLE AND A PROGRAM FOR MINORITY STUDENTS WHO WERE INTERESTED IN MEDICAL CAREERS AND IT'S AN INTERESTING MIX OF ABOUT HOW COMMUNITIES CAN SIT SIDE BY SIDE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND HAVE SO MUCH MUTUAL INTEREST BUT STILL FEEL LIKE THERE IS A 60 FOOT WALL BETWEEN THEM >> THERE IS A LOT OF TENSION AND THE MORAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUE OF THE TIME AND SO YOU HOPED THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT WOULD BE AN ALLY AND THERE ARE MOMENTS WHERE THE TENSIONS ARE VERY REAL AND THE PERSON WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE DISTRICT, THIRD- GENERATION, WOULD ALSO HAVE DEEP HISTORY OF TEMPLE AND MY GRANDMOTHER WENT TO TEMPLE AND MY DAD WENT TO TEMPLE AND THERE CERTAINLY IS A BALANCE BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, SOME FOLKS WHO LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE INVESTED IN THE COMMUNITY BEYOND FOUR YEARS, IT'S THEIR LIVES THAT REALLY ULTIMATELY NEED TO BE BETTER >> HOW DO YOU SEE THE ALLIED SHIFT OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY TO BLACK LIVES MATTER RIGHT NOW? IT SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN A QUANTUM LEAP IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS

>> I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S QUITE A QUANTUM LEAP OTHER THAN PEOPLE NOT KNOWING THAT BLACK LIBERATION IS LINEAR AND LINKED IN THE LEADERSHIP OF BLACK LIVES MATTER, THEY ARE BLACK WOMEN AND SO I THINK THAT ONE THING WE WOULD AGREE ON IS LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BEEN AN IMPEDIMENT TO OUR ABILITY SO WHEN WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND WHAT IT MEANS TO DEFEND THE POLICE, IT'S A CONVERSATION WE SHOULD ALL BE ABLE TO COME TO THE TABLE TOGETHER >> WHY DO YOU THINK THERE HAS BEEN THAT LACK OF AWARENESS OF WHO ALL HAS BEEN AT THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE MOVEMENTS? IS IT WILLFUL IGNORANCE OR WHAT THE UNDERLYING THAT? >> I THINK IT COULD BE ALL OF THE ABOVE AND THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE AN URGENT MYTH THAT SOMEHOW BLACK TRANS AND FOLKS ARE IMMUNE TO THE NEED A — WE ARE SHELTERED BY THE LGBTQ UMBRELLA 52% OF LGBTQ PEOPLE OF COLOR ACCORDING TO THE CENTER SAID THEY HAVE HIGH LEVEL OF VIOLENCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT WE ARE ALSO SEEN DISPROPORTIONATE VIOLENCE TOWARD BLACK LIVES I THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO KNOW AND THERE ARE SOME WHO DON'T KNOW >> LATELY A NUMBER OF COMPANIES HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT OF BOTH BLACK AND LGBTQIA RIGHTS STRUGGLES WITH SIGNMAKING POLICY CHANGES INCLUDING THE HOOKAH — HOOKUP APP GRINDR AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD REMOVE A FUNCTION THAT LETS USERS FILTER OUT PROFILES BY ETHNICITY AND SOME WERE SURPRISED THAT GRINDR EVEN HAD THIS FEATURE WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT? >> THE WHOLE IDEA OF RACIAL PREFERENCE AND DISCRIMINATION IS NOT NEW AND THEY HAVE KNOWN THAT FOR AS LONG AS IT'S BEEN IN EXISTENCE AND I SEE THIS MOVE AS LIPSERVICE AND THEY COULD HAVE REMOVED IT A LONG TIME AGO AND WE DID NOT TO WITNESS SOMEBODY WITHIN ME ON THE BACK OF THEIR NECK IN ORDER FOR US TO BE MOVED TOWARD THIS TYPE OF MOVEMENT AND CHANGE

COMPANIES LIKE GRINDER WHO PERPETUATE A LOT OF WAYS SOME OF THE SYSTEMIC RACISM AND OPPRESSION THAT LGBTQ PEOPLE OF COLOR EXPERIENCED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT COULD BE DOING WITH THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE DATA THEY HAVE AND THE MONEY THAT THEY HAVE AND THIS PARTICULAR MOVE IS REALLY EMPTY TO ME >> IT IS NOT LOST ON ME THAT THERE IS A CERTAIN DEGREE OF FETA SUCK — FETA TIES NATION — >> MANY OF US WITHIN THE COMMUNITY HAVE HEARD THE ANTI- CONVERSATIONS TO BE HAD AND ALSO NO BLACKS, NO ASIANS AND OTHER WAYS IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, PRIMARILY WHITE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, FURTHER MARGINALIZE THOSE OF US AT THE INTERSECTIONS IT IS NOT A NEW CONVERSATION BUT I'M LOOKING TO GRINDR AND OTHER APPS TO DO MORE >> IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE APPS AND YOU'RE WATCHING THIS, DO NOT GOOGLE THEM AND REMAIN PURE HEAVEN TO THE FUTURE, WHAT WORK ARE YOU DOING TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME FOR BLACK LGBTQIA PEOPLE COME THE NOVEMBER ELECTION X IS THERE ONE PARTICULAR ASPECT OF THE POLICY ARE FOCUSED ON FOR THE FUTURE? >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT IS THE IDEA AROUND DATA ADJUSTMENTS AND IT IS OFTEN IN THE PUBLIC POLICY AND WE CAN THINK OF MOMENTS WHERE THE PUBLIC POLICY IS ACTIVELY ANTAGONISTIC OF THOSE WHO SIT ON THE MARGINS ONLY ONE OF TWO LGBTQ MEMBERS THE ONLY PERSON OF COLOR AND WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU ARE NOT EVEN A PART OF THE CONVERSATION AT ALL AND THERE HAS BEEN A NATIONAL MOVEMENT AROUND CLEARING THE CENSUS AND IN PENNSYLVANIA ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT IS A BILL I'VE INTRODUCED THAT WOULD ADD A QUESTION TO ALL FORMS WHERE WE COLLECT DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND VOLUNTARY QUESTIONS AROUND GENDER IDENTITY BECAUSE THE REALITY IS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WE COLLECT ALMOST NO DATA ABOUT THE COMMUNITY IN LARGE PART BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T CARE AND DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION AND WE ARE ACTIVELY IGNORED AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON OR PERSON IN THESE SPACES BECAUSE WHAT I HAVE SEEN IS WHEN WE ARE IN THE SPACES, THE CONVERSATION SHIFTS AND WE NEED MORE SHIFTING TO ATTACK AND ULTIMATELY DISMANTLE THE STRUCTURES OF OPPRESSION

>> I WANT TO CALL OUT THAT ACRONYM, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER >> IF I COULD GET ONE SENTENCE , ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO A YOUNG BLACK LGBTQIA PERSON WHO IS WATCHING THIS LOOK INTO THE FUTURE AND WONDERING WHAT THE FUTURE WILL LOOK LIKE, WHAT WOULD THAT BE IN ONE SENTENCE ONLY ? >> I WOULD SAY SOMETIMES THE MOST RADICAL THING YOU CAN DO IS TO BE YOURSELF AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO TRULY EMBRACE THAT >> ASHLEY? >> I WOULD SAY TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE MOMENT, EVERY GENERATION HAS THAT MOVEMENT THAT DEFINES WHO THEY ARE >> I WOULD ADD THAT YOU COME FROM A LONG LINEAGE OFAND TRANS BRILLIANCE SO EMBRACE IT >> THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOS ANGELES CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS

THE CREATOR OF YOU ARE ESSENTIAL AND PENNSYLVANIA REPRESENTATIVE OF NORTH PHILADELPHIA IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AND WE ARE GLAD YOU MADE TIME FOR US THIS HOUR AS WELL HOPEFULLY IT IS CLEARER NOW BLACK LIVES MATTER AND THAT LGBTQIA RIGHTS MOVEMENT ARE IN STRIDE BUT ALL BEGINS WHEN PEOPLE CONNECT WHEN WE DISCOVER HOW MUCH WE NEED EACH OTHER IN HIS LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL DOCTOR KING WROTE WE ARE ALL TIED IN A SINGLE GARMENT OF DESTINY

YOU HAVE SEEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THE GARMENT UNRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, I'M JOSHUA JOHNSON AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING >> BEING ABLE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD >> WE SHOULD NOT HAVE HOMOPHOBIA IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY IT'S ABOUT JOINING TWO COMMUNITIES TOGETHER AND CREATING THAT DIALOGUE AND CONVERSATION SO WE CAN BETTER EACH OTHER AS A HUMAN RACE

TO TAKE THE MOVEMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BRING ABOUT CHANGE >>> THIS MORNING LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS OVERNIGHT THE BOK CENTER REQUESTING INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THIS COMES AS THE STATE SUPREME COURT IS SET TO ROLL ON WHETHER ATTENDEES MUST ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING THE CAMPAIGN PROMISING TEMPERATURE CHECKS, HAND SANITIZER AND MASKS'R AND NOT REQUIRING ANY G WENT TO WEAR THEM AND THE PRESIDENT PREDICTING A MASSIVE TURNOUT EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS NUMBER SURGE >>> IF WE GET IN OKLAHOMA AND IT'S A CROWD LIKE THAT WHEN HE'S SEEN BEFORE AND IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE CHOSE YOUR STATE YOU'VE DONE SO WELL WITH COVID AND YOU'VE HANDLED IT INCREDIBLY WELL

> TOUTING THE CORONAVIRUS RECORD EVEN AS OKLAHOMA REPORTED THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY INCREASE, 450 NEW CASES AND 120 OF THOSE IN TULSA ALONE >> WE ARE READY TO GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL >> LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS PUSHING THE PRESIDENT TO POSTPONE RETHE RALLY >> WE ARE IN A SPIKE YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE TA ROCKET SCIENCE JUST SCIENTIST YOU KNOW PUTS US AT RISK

>>> IT'S TOUTED AS A PRO-TRUMP FESTIVAL FEATURINGG 50 HIGH PROFILE SUPPORTERS FLYING IN FOR SHOW OF FORCE THE PRESIDENT PLANNING TO ADDRESS BOTH AT THE ARENA AND AN OVERFLOW CROWD THE OKLAHOMA ACTIVATING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO ISSASSIST POLICE WE EXPECT UPWARDS OF 100,000 PEOPLE DOWNTOWN A INCLUDING A LARGE GROUP OF PROTESTERS BACK TO THE ARENA THE SUPPORTERS SAY THE RISK IS WORTH THE REWARD

>> AHOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THE VIRUS? >> I AM CONCERNED BUT I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS MAN SPEAK I THINK A LOT OF HIM AND I'M BEHIND HIM 100% AND I'M WILLING TO RISK IT >> WHAT PLANS DO LOCAL OFFICIALS HAVE O IN CASE THERE IS SPREAD OF THE VIRUS EXTENDING FROM THE RALLY? >> THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH COMMISSIONER IS ASKING ANYONE WHO ATTENDS A RALLY TO TRY TO GET TESTED BEFORE AND EAFTER THE EVENT DUE TO INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE VIRUS AND THE PRESIDENT REMAINED DEFIANT SAYING HE WOULD REMAIN COMFORTABLE IF HIS DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISOR WAS RIGHT THERE IN THE CROWD >>> ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING AS THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO STIRRING UP NEW CONTROVERSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL >> OVERNIGHT TWITTER POSTED A WARNING LABEL ON ANOTHER TWEET CALLING IT MANIPULATIVE AND BASICALLY THAT IT'S DESIGNED TO MISLEAD

THE CLIP POSTED BY THE PRESIDENT SHOWS A VIRAL VIDEO, ONE BLACK AND THE OTHER WHITE HUGGING BUT IN THE NEW VERSION IT'S LAYERED N,WITH DOMINANT MUSIC AND A FAKE CNN GRAPHIC THAT READS RACIST BABY, PROBABLY A TRUMP VOTER AND THE REAL ONE WAS A BETTER FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE THETWO TODDLERS AND IT COMES THE SAME DAY THAT FACEBOOK REMOVED A SERIES OF CAMPAIGN ADS THAT FEATURES AN UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLE, SYMBOL USED BY THE TO I IDENTIFY LOCAL PRISONERS AND FACEBOOK SAID THAT THOSE VIOLATED THE COMPANY POLICY AGAINST T IG ORGANIZED HATE AND THE CAMPAIGN SAID IT WAS USING THE ADD TO TARGET ANTIFA AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BLAMED FOR VIOLENCE AND RIOTING DURING PROTESTS >> THANK YOU >>> THIS MORNING THE RULING IS REVERBERATING ACROSS AMERICA AFTER THE SUPREME COURT BLOCKED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S INTENT TO END DACA AND THE DREAMERS ARE NOW CELEBRATING >> JOY, EXCITEMENT

>> RELIEF BECAUSE SINCE 2017 THEY BEEN IN LEGAL LIMBO IT HAD BEEN LAUNCHED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2012 ALLOWING DREAMERS BROUGHT TO THE US AS CHILDREN BY THEIR UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS TO STAY IN THE US

, GO ET TO E'SCHOOL AND GET JOBS >> I'M DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE SUPREME E COURT ONCE AGAIN ENGAGE IN THE KIND OF LEGISLATIVE FROM THE BENCH THAT LIBERAL COURTS HAVE DONE OVER MANY DECADES >> IT WAS THE CONSERVATIVE CHIEF JUSTICE THAT SWAYED THE VOTE AND ALSO VOTED WITHIN THE LANDMARK DECISION PROTECTING LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES FROM WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION PRESIDENT TRUMP LASTED THE RULING TWEETING DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE ME AND ANOTHER DOCTOR RECIPIENT IS 22 YEARS OLD AND HER MOTHER BROUGHT HER FROM MEXICO TO THE US

WHEN SHE WAS SIX >> MOST OF US CAME WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING WE WERE COMING AND TRY TO WORK YOU GUYS WITH YOU GUYS AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR JOBS >> SHE LIVES IN NEW YORK WITH HER YOUNGER SISTER WHO WAS BORN HERE AND IS A US

CITIZEN AND THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IS WELCOMED NEWS >> THIS IS NOT WHERE IT ENDS BUT IT'S WHERE EVERYTHING BEGINS >>> THE WAR OF WORDS HEATING UP PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTACKING THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AND SLAMMING THE Y SCATHING BOOK HE REACTED ON ABC NEWS

>> I THINK IT IS UNBECOMING AND DEGRADES THE POLITICAL CIVIL DISCORD AND I'M NOT TRGOING TO RESPOND >> OVERNIGHT THE SECRETARY OF STATE CALLING HIM A TRAITOR SAYING I WAS IN THE ROOM TOO ADDING JOHN BOLTON IS SPREADING A NUMBER OF LIES AND HALF-TRUTHS AND OUTRIGHT FALSEHOODS AND AMONG THE ACCUSATIONS HE UM WRITES PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSED ON THE TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA WHICH HE HOPED WOULD HELP D THE REELECTION THAT HE TOLD THE PRESIDENT HE WOULD SUPPORT THE CONTROVERSIAL DETENTION CAMP, THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT AND SO DOES ANOTHER TOP AIDE >> BOLTON ALSO SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM DIRECTLY HE WANTED TO WITHHOLD SECURITY A TEAR CRANE UNTIL ALL THE ATRUSSIAN INVESTIGATION MATERIAL RELATED HAD BEEN TURNED ND OVER R THAT WAS AT THE HEART OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRAT BUT HE REFUSED TO TESTIFY AN WITHOUT A SUBPOENAK AND IN HIS BOOK BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR THE IMPEACHMENT MALPRACTICE BY NOT EXPANDING THE INVESTIGATION BEYOND THE UKRAINE

>> WHAT HE IS SAYING IS IT WAS MALPRACTICE AND IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE YOU SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THINGS THAT I WAS UNWILLING TO TELL YOU ABOUT >> JUNETEENTH IS TAKING THE CREDIT FOR POPULARIZING THE HOLIDAY AFTER FACING BACKLASH TELLING THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, I DID SOMETHING GOOD AND MADE JUNETEENTH FAMOUS IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME BUT NOBODY HAD HEARD ADOF IT >> THE PRESIDENT SAID HE TOLD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL HE HEARD THE MEETING OF JUNETEENTH FROM AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PUT A STATEMENT OUT UNDER HIS NAME AND EACH OF THE LAST THREE YEARS AND TODAY THE SENATOR AND OTHER DEMOCRATS WILL INTRODUCE NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A FEDERAL HOLIDAY >>> E,THIS MORNING BOOKED IN BEHIND BARS

THE OFFICER CHARGED AND ALSO FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT THEY POSTED BAIL THURSDAY BEFORE BREAKING SILENCE ON MSNBC >> IT'S ENA TRAGIC EVENT AND A TOTAL TRAGEDY >> IS orON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY AND APPEARED WITH HIS ATTORNEY AND SAID WHEN THEY TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS LAST FRIDAY THAT THE OFFICER WAS DRUNK THROWN TO THE GROUND >> HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHO SHOT THE GUN

AND HE ACTUALLY WAS HIDING BEHIND THE CAR WHEN HE HEARS THE GUNSHOT AND THEN WALKS UP TO THE SCENE >> THE ATTORNEY PROMISING HIS CLIENT WILL BE VINDICATED IN H COURT AND FOR SOME FELLOW OFFICERS ALL OF F IT LEADING TO PROTESTS >> WHERE THE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT? >> ABSOLUTELY AND I WOULD SAY THE MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS IN THE CITY >> SCANNER TRAFFIC TELLS THE STORY >> OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK OR GOING RADIO SILENT ACCORDING TO THE UNION LEADER WHO SAYS MANY ARE FED UP

>> OFFICERS ARE LOOKING AROUND GOING IF I GO OUT AND DO MY JOB, I COULD BE NEXT >> THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENIED THAT MULTIPLE OFFICERS WALKED OFF THE JOB ADDING THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO TT RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911 CALLS >> THE DISTRICT D ATTORNEY SAID BROOKS DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT WHEN THE OFFICER FIRED TWO GUNSHOTS A THIRD BULLET STRUCK A NEXT UV >> I WITNESSED THE MURDER AND WAS ALMOST KILLED MYSELF

I'M GLAD THE FAMILY IS GETTING JUSTICE >> FROM STATE TO STATE THIS WEEK, BACKLOG AND DESPERATION FROM ALABAMA HI TO OKLAHOMA >> I'M AT A COMPLETE LOSS I'VE GOT BILLS AND RENT

>> WHERE HUNDREDS WAITED FOR EIGHT HOURS STRETCHES AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY INCOME OR UPDATE ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS EMILY MILLER GOT IN LINE AT 3:30 AM >> AFTER 90 DAYS YOU CANNOT TELL ME THAT SOMEBODY CANNOT HELP ME >> WASHINGTON STATE AND OREGON HAVE CALLED IN NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS THROUGH A PROCESS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CLAIMS THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS ANOTHER 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEKT' ALONE

WELL THAT IS THE LOWEST WEEKLY NUMBER INSINCE MARCH, A STUNNING 205 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STILL RECEIVING BENEFITS >> THE PEOPLE MOST EFFECTIVE HAVE BEEN MINORITIES, LOW INCOME WORKERS AND WOMEN >> JOCELYN TAYLOR LAID OFF IN MARCH FROM HER JOB AS AN ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER IN GALVESTON, TEXAS SIX MONTHS TO PREGNANTNT, SHE JUST ANSTARTED RECEIVING AN EMPLOYMENT CHECK BUT NOW FEARS GOING BACK TO WORK >> BEING A HIGH RISK PREGNANCY ON TOP OF THE PANDEMIC, IT MAKES ME NERVOUS

>> WITH CONCERNS THE ECONOMY WILL RE NOT TURN AROUND ON A DIME AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN IS URGING CONGRESS TO EXTEND THE ADDITIONAL $100 A WEEK AND AID SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF JULY >> SOME OF THE JOBS ARE NOT COMING BACK SOON >> THE STATES WITH THE MOST UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK, CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, OKLAHOMA AND NEW B YORK AND THOSE WITH THE BIGGEST DROP IN CLAIMS, FLORIDA, TEXAS, GEORGIA AND MICHIGAN AND IN KENTUCKY, OTHER FRUSTRATION >> WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE AND WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICES >>> THE HUMAN TOLL OF A MONTH- LONG EPIDEMIC WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS ICU NURSES >> WE ARE STRUGGLING

>> THE PAIN ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS GRIEVING >> SHE LOST HER SISTER AND NEPHEW AND HER BEST FRIEND, — >> ARIZONA TOPPED ANOTHER DAILY RECORD OF 2500 CASES IN TEXAS HOSPITALIZATIONS TOP 95% SINCE MEMORIAL DAY AND FLORIDA, 16 STRAIGHT DAYS OF 1000+ POSITIVE TESTS WITH THE NEW MOTTO SUGGESTING THE SUNSHINE STATE IS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER >> THE STATE AS A WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING INTO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE C EPIDEMIC >> THE DOCTOR SAYS PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS LIKELY PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN THE SURVEY

>> IT REDUCES DRAMATICALLY THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS THAT SPREAD AROUND >> THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR NOW REQUIRING RESIDENTS OF THE MOST POPULAR STATE TO WEAR MASKS ARAND MOST A INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS ARIZONA GOVERNOR FINALLY RELENTING THE CALL FOR MIRRORS >> THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS AND WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE THE GUIDANCE >> GRAD — THIS COMES AS 13 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE WERE WH PRESUMED POSITIVE AS THE W STATE ANNOUNCED FA THEY WILL RETUNE RETURN TO CAMPUS THIS FALL A PROPOSED MANDATE FAILED IN THE DEADLOCK AND EVERYONE COUNCILMEMBER AVOIDING NO AND EVERY BLACK COUNCILMEMBER VOTED YES

>> THEY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19 AND HOW COULD YOU TELL THEM NO >>> IT HAS BEEN WEEKS SINCE PROTESTERS STARTED TAKING TO THE STREETS THEY ARE FEELING OUTRAGE LIKE THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM TULSA, OKLAHOMA JUST LAST WEEK A BLACK TEENAGER FORCEFULLY ARRESTED FOR JAYWALKING >> CORY IS FROM THE SAME IMPOVERISHED VIOLENCE RIDDEN PART OF TOWN THAT WAS BEFORE THEY PUT HIM AWAY FOR LIFE FOR MURDER THAT HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT

>> OVER THE LAST 20+ YEARS YOU THOUGHT, I'M GOING TO DIE HERE >> THE TIMES YOU BEEN DENIED IN COURTLO, YOU JUST WANT TO SAY GIVE SOME TIMES >> WHAT WAS YOUR LOWEST POINT? >> SITUATIONS WHEN I WANTED TO BE OUT THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HELP HER AND I COULDN'T >> HIS DAUGHTER WAS BORN A COUPLE MONTHS AFTER HE STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE >> IT FELT LIKE I WAS FAILING HER

AND IT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T MY FAULT FA >> 2017 STUDY OF THE EXONERATION REGISTRY SHOWED INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER AN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE THE DEFENSE LAWYER WAS CONVINCED COREY WAS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATENED HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IF HE DID NOT SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER >> PARTWAY THROUGH THE TESTIMONY HE SAID I CANNOT DO THIS

I WAS TOLD TO SAY A BY THE DETECTIVES I DID NOT SEE HIM DO ANYTHING >> TWO OTHER EYEWITNESSES ALSO TOLD HIM THAT THEY HAD BEEN PRESSURED TO LIE ON THE STAND NORWOOD KNEW WHAT THAT WAS >> A PATTERN OF CONDUCT AND A PATTERN OF HOW TO GAIN RESERVATION >> WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON ANOTHER NOTE NORTH TULSA MAN HAD INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT HE HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON THE TESTIMONY

UNBELIEVABLY MALCOLM WAS COREY'S YOUNGER BROTHER >> YOUR BROTHER TOLD US THAT HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON >> THERE IS NO BLAME ON MY BROTHER AT ALL AND I CANNOT HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DID NOT EVEN TO MYSELF >> THE WITNESSES AGAINST HIM ALSO RECANTED AND IT WAS OTIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT >> WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THEY CAME BEFORE THE JUDGE AGAIN? NOW THAT THEY HAD A DEAL

>> THEY HAD A PACK WITH EACH OTHER AND WE SAID, LET'S GO GET THE OTHER ONE >> THE TULSA POLICE DEPARTMENT DID NOT RESPOND AND T IN COURT THEY DID NOT CALL ANY WITNESSES AND WE SHOT THAT STORY LONGER FOR THE PANDEMIC IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 328 PEOPLE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF MURDER 320 EXONERATED

>> THAT IS A STORY THAT CAN BE TOLD AGAIN AND AGAIN AND THIS ONE IS SO PROFOUND AND I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE SPECIAL ON IT AND PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HOW IT ALL TURNS OUT >> IT'S A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN AND 9:00 CENTRAL ONLY ON NBC >>> TODAY MORE AND MORE COMPANIES HAVE A A NEW HOLIDAY ON THEIR BOOKS FROM NIKE AND THE NEW YORK TIMES TO TARGET AND TWITTER ALL CE MARKING JUNETEENTH, A DAY CELEBRATING THE END OF SLAVERY AND AMERICA >> IT WAS LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY AND HAS THE SAME MEANING AND RESIDENCE AND THE SAME POWER

THIS IS THE DEFINING MOMENT OF FREEDOM >> PRESIDENT LINCOLN SIGNED THE MN SUMMATION PROCLAMATION AND IN MANY PLACES SLAVERY REMAINED LIFE AND WELL >> IN 1865 YOU HAD SLAVEHOLDERS BUYING, SELLING AND THEY THOUGHT THE SYSTEM WAS GOING TO CONTINUE THIS IS TWO YEARS AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION THEY WERE TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THE LAST MOMENT UNTIL THE MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED

>> IT TOOK UNION SOLDIERS RIDING THROUGH THE SOUTH AND MANY SLAVES DID NOT REVEN KNOW IT EXISTED AND FINALLY WORD REACHED THE LAST HOLDOUT IN GALVESTON TEXAS AND THE DAY WAS JUNE 19 TODAY TEXAS IS CONSIDERED IRTHE BIRTH PLACE OF THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION >> TALENT SHOWS, PAGEANTS AND A NUMBER OF THINGS >> FOR SOME FAMILIES IT'S A LABOR DAY COOKOUT >> IT'S A MUCH MORE CONCENTRATED EFFORT AND APPRECIATING WHAT IT MEANS TO ES CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY AND TO CELEBRATE THE LIBERTIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE AS HUMANS

>> WITH THE HOLIDAY FALLING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SOCIAL MOVEMENT, RENEWED PUSH FOR RACIAL EQUALITY AND THE FF CELEBRATION LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM CORPORATIONS TO CONGRESS, A GROIN MOVE TO MAKE JUNETEENTH MORE MAINSTREAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALMOST EVERY STATE DESERVES A HOLIDAY BUT ONLY TEXAS GIVES STATE EMPLOYEES THE PAY DAY OFF AND SOME SAY IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW SUIT A CAUSE CHAMPIONED BY THE MUSICIAN >> THIS YEAR JUNETEENTH LOOK LIKE NO OTHER BEFORE IT >> CALLS ARE GROWING TO MAKE IT A FEDERAL HOLIDAY BUT WITH ALL THE NEW ATTENTION, AN IMPORTANT QUESTION >> IS IT A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD? >> I WOULD SAY IT IS A MEANINGFUL STEP FORWARD BUT WHAT WOULD MAKE IT MORE MEANINGFUL IS IF ON JUNE 20 WE CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION AND CONTINUE LOOKING AT POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF EQUALITY

>> AND THAT IS WHY WE CELEBRATE >> WE HAVE TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION AND WE HAVE TO CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND AT THE SAME TIME REMEMBER THAT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO >> THE MUSIC SUPERSTAR AS HE SAW THERE HAS BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN THE PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID HOLIDAY IN HIS HOME STATE AND IT BECAME A REALITY EARLIER THIS WEEK

GOOD TO SEE YOU I CAUGHT THAT NEWS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY AND I WAS STRUCK AT HOW PASSIONATE YOU WERE ABOUT JUNETEENTH HOW DID THIS BECOME SUCH A CRITICAL CAUSE? >> IT'S A CRITICAL CAUSE BECAUSE OUR ANCESTORS, THEIR LIVES WERE GIVEN , THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES AND THEIR FLESH AND THEY GAVE THEIR MINDS AND THERE WAS NOT MUCH ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR THE FACT THAT WE NEVER REALLY HAD OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY UL LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE WENT JULY 4, 1776 HAPPENED, IT WAS ONLY REALLY OUR WHITE BROTHERS THAT WERE FREE

THEIR WIVES WERE NOT FREE AND THEY COULD NOT VOTE AFRICANS COULD NOT VOTE THE NATIVE AMERICAN WHOSE LAND IT WAS S ETO BEGIN WITH COULD NOT VOTE SO THIS IS THE TIME AND JUNETEENTH IS AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION

A THE THING WITH US AS A NATION IS TYPICALLY WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ THE ROOM WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, WHO ACTUALLY DID THE LABOR AND CONSIDER THOSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING TSON IN THE STREETS TODAY, IT'S NOT JUST BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS BUT IT IS OUR ADVOCATES AND ALLIES OUT THERE AS WELL WHICH MEANS AMERICAN AT THE MOMENT T IF OUR LIVES MATTER THAN ABSOLUTELY THE FREEDOM OF OUR PEOPLE THAT MATTERS TOO AND IT SHOULD BE A PAID HOLIDAY LI RESPECTIVELY NOT ONLY FOR THIS COUNTRY ON A FEDERAL LEVEL FOR ALL NATIONS IN EVERY NATION THAT HAS EVER KIDNAPPED AND ENSLAVED AFRICANS AND THEY SHOULD HAVE A PAID HOLIDAY THAT IS THE FAIR THING G TO DO

IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO THE HUMAN RIGHTS THING TO DO >> I UNDERSTAND THAT IS WHAT LED YOU TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA LAST WEEK WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM AND WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU? >> THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON AND THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR LEGACY ADDED AS IT IS THE STATE'S LEGACY AND AT THAT TIME I WAS ASKING FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AND HE SAID HE WOULD DO HIS BEST AND HE WOULD LET HIS EMPLOYEES OFF FOR THE DAY PAID AND HE WOULD PROMISE THAT THE FIRST TIME HE GOT A CHANCE TO GET THE LEGISLATORS THAT THEY WOULD GET THE BILL PASSED

I SPOKE TO HIM IN THE DELICATE, THE LEADER OF THE BLACK CAUCUS AS WELL AND I PROMISE THEM BOTH, IF WE CAN GET THIS DONE, I WILL GET ON A PLANE, THE FIRST TIME I'VE TRAVELED IN FIVE MONTHS MY WIFE IS NOT PLAYING WITH THE COVID-19 WE HAVE A SOCCER TEAM FOR CHILDREN I HAD TO DO THIS BECAUSE THIS IS FOR MY ANCESTORS AND THEY BS ABSOLUTELY CAME THROUGH THE HOLES OF THE SHIPS IN VIRGINIA SO THIS IS VERY SYMBOLIC AND IT MEANS THE WORLD NOT ONLY TO MY ANCESTORS BUT TO MY FAMILY TODAY AND MY CHILDREN OFFICE CHILDREN AND IF YOU LOVE IS THE MOST HOLIDAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY FOR EVERYBODY

WE ARE ASKING NOT JUST FOR US TO GET THE PAID DAY OFF BUT ASKING EVERYBODY AND WE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT AND INCREDIBLY SYMBOLIC >> I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE WRITTEN A MUSICAL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH AND THERE IS NEWS ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING >> WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR TWO YEARS AS A BROADWAY PLAY BUT NOW NETFLIX IS INTO IT SO WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BEGIN GETTING THE PENS OUT FOR THE MOVIE AS WELL IT'S IMPORTANT AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL AND THE E OTHER THING I WANT TO SAY IS NOT ONLY JUST TO STATE GOVERNORS AND WE SHOULD MAKE THIS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY BUT ALL CORPORATIONS, LOOK AT THE BIG FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES READING THE ROOM AND THEY ARE ALL GETTING ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND HONESTLY IF YOU DON'T DO THIS YOU SHOULD FEEL L ASHAMED OF YOURSELF

IF YOU'RE NOT WITH US THEN STOP WEARING THE COLOR BLACK AND DONEE BLACK FOOD AND DON'T DO HER DANCES THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICAN AND YOU LOVE US JUST GET ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND THIS IS WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING GET YOUR SALES OUT AND RIDE THE WAVE >> THANK YOU >>> TONIGHT THE MAN CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF DEREK CHAUVIN FOR SURRENDERING THE FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN

>> DEVIN BROSNAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BREAKING HIS SILENCE WITH HIS ATTORNEY ON MSNBC >> IT'S A TRAGIC EVENT AND AT THE TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> THEY DENIED THAT HE FAILED TO PROVIDE FIRST- AID >> ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE VIDEO A >> AND ATTORNEY FOR GARRETT ROLFE SAID MHIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED

>> I'M GETTING TIRED OF SAYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS RUNNING AWAY HE WAS NOT RUNNING AWAY HE TURNED AND OFFERED EXTREME VIOLENCE TOWARD A UNIFORMED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER >> AROUND ATLANTA AS THE CHARGES CAME DOWN THE OFFICERS WALKING OFF THE JOB B THAND PROTEST AND OTHERS GOING RADIO SILENT ACCORDING TO A NTNT UNION LEADER >> WHERE THE CHARGES A BREAKING POINT? RI >> ABSOLUTELY I WOULD SAY NOT SOME BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE OFFICERS

>> THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS EXPERIENCING A HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALLOUTS BUT DENIES MULTIPLE OFFICERS WALKED UP THE JOB AND THEY ARE ABLE TO RESPOND TO 911 CALLS LAST FRIDAY TWO OF THE GUNSHOTS WENT INTO BROOKS ' BACK AND A THIRD HITTING THIS SUV THE PEOPLE INSIDE VISITING FROM TENNESSEE >> WE CAME TO ATLANTA TO CONQUER HER DREAMS >> TONIGHT WE ARE HEARING FROM OM BROOKS HIMSELF IN A NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW EBFROM FEBRUARY AND HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS RUN-INS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> IF YOU DO SOME THINGS THAT'S WRONG, YOU PAY YOUR DEBT TO SOCIETY

THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE THE SYSTEM COULD LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES AND IT'S JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE NOT JUST AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC THEY LIKELY WILL NOT BE SEEN IN A GRAND JURY UNTIL OCTOBER

>>> THE SECOND SURPRISING RULING THIS WEEK FROM A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT AND A BIG BLOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND A HUGE VICTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM >> IT WAS AN ENORMOUS RELIEF TO TRULY SHUT DOWN ALL OF THE CONFUSION AND WORRY >> PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCH DACA DEFERRED ACTION FOR D CHILDHOOD RIVALS WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER AND SINCE THEN 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE KNOWN AS DREAMERS BROUGHT TO THE US BY THEIR ME UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO STAY, GO TO SCHOOL AND GET JOBS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD HAVE SHUT IT DOWN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER AND INSTEAD THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ORDERED IT ENDED TODAY BY A VOTE RD VWITH CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND THE COURT SAID IT WAS TOO MUCH OF A SHORTCUT

ROBERTS WROTE THE OPINION SAYING THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PROPERLY EVALUATE AS FEDERAL LAW ER REQUIRES HOW INDIAN DACA WOULD AFFECT THOSE RELIED ON IT AND THE JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS CALLED IT AN EFFORT TO AVOID A CONTROVERSIAL BUT LEGALLY LEGALLY CORRECT DECISION "THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES," PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED >> WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING SO MUCH FOR THE COUNTRY CICI SINCE DACA WAS IMPLEMENTED >> Reporter: NO WORD TONIGHT ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL TRYSI AGAIN TO SHUT DACA DOWN

IF HE DID, THAT WOULD UP DOUBTEDLY LEAD TO MORE COURT FIGHTS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" A VERY HAPPY FRIDAY TO EVERYONE LET'S GO TO "NBC NEWS NOW" SAVANNAH SELLERS SHE HAS THE VERY LATEST HEADLINES FOR US SA% FROM NBCNEWS

COM SAVANNAH, WHAT A FRIDAY TREAT I AM SO PSYCHED TO HAVE YOU HERE >> ALISON, I AM SO HAPPY TO BE HERE, TO SEE YOU, TALK TO FELT LIKE A LONG WEEK

LET'S SEND IT OFF IN STYLE SO WE ARE STARTING OFF OUR HEADLINES NGWITH JUNETEENTH, COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE AT UNITED STATES TODAY SEVERAL COMPANIES, LIKE TWITTER, TARGET, AND AMAZON ARE HONORING JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE A BUNCH OF OUR REPORTERS AT CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND WE'LL BE CHECKING IN WITH THEM ACROSS THE SHOW >>> THE MAYOR OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, ANNOUNCED THAT ONE OF THE THREE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING E CEOF BRIANNA TAYLOR IS BEING FIRED IN A ORLETTER, THE CHIEF OF POLICE TOLD OFFICER HANKISON HE VIOLATED, QUOTE, "USE OF DEADLY FORCE AS WELL AS % OBEDIENCE TO RULES AND REGULATIONS

" >>> AND NEWS ON THE 2020 RACE, MINNESOTA SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR, ONCE A PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL, REMOVED HERSELF AS A A POSITIVE VP PICK JOE BIDEN HERE'S WHAT SHE TOLD MSNBC'S ALYSSA DONNELL >> THIS IS AN HISTORIC MOMENT, AND AMERICA MUST SEIZE ON THIS MOMENT AND I TRULY BELIEVE, AS I ACTUALLY TOLD THE VICE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT, WHEN I CALLED HIM, THAT I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT TO PUT A WOMAN OF COLOR ON THAT TICKET

>> Reporter: BIDEN RESPONDED ON TO THAT, TELLING THE SENATOR, SHE HAS THE GRIT AND DETERMINATION TO DO ANYTHING SHE SETS HER MIND RM TO >>> AND IN A TOTAL REVERSAL, AMC THEATERS SAY THEY WILL, IN FACT, REQUIRE GUESTS TO WEAR MASKS WHEN THE EY COMPANY STARTS SK REOPENING G JULY 15th THIS FOLLOWS THE INTENSE BACKLASH THAT CAME AFTER CEO ADAM AARONS TOLD "VARIETY" THAT AMC WOULD NOT FORCE MASK WEARING, SAYING, "WE DO NOT WANT TO BE DRAWN INTO A N POLITICAL CONTROVERSY" IN A NEW VE STATEMENT TODAY, THOUGH, AMC SAID IT CHANGED ITS POLICY SAY AFTER LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS OF CUSTOMERS AND HEALTH EXPERTS

>>> AND LAST UP, NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW RN CUOMO DELIVERED HIS FINAL DAILY CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING EARLIER TODAY OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS, NEW YORK WENT FROM THE EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC TO HAVING ITS LOWEST TRANSMISSION RATE YET HE LEFT VIEWERS WITH THIS MESSAGE >> WITODAY I ASK YOU, WHY DID IT TAKE A CRISIS TO BRING US TOGETHER? WHY DOESN'T GOVERNMENT URGE US TO REALIZE WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SAME COMMUNITY, THE SAME FAMILY? WE ALL BENEFIT WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER

ISN'T THAT WHAT WE REALLY SHOWED OVER THE PAST 111 DAYS? >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, AND HE G PLANS TO DO BRIEFINGS ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS NOW, ALISON, I KNOW YOU'RE IN NEW YORK STATE I WAS IN MY APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY UNTIL JUST ABOUT A WEEK AGO, AND THOSE IT% WERE CERTAINLY A SOURCE OF SOME COMFORT AND KIND OF MUST- SEE TV BY THE END THERE >> SAVANNAH, LET ME TELL YOU, I'M THRILLED TO HEAR WE MAY % NOT NEED THEM ANYMORE, BUT THERE ARE A HOST OF CUOMOSEXUALS WHO ARE GOING TO BE VERY UPSET NEXT WEEK WHEN THEY TO SEE T THEIR GOVERNOR >> Reporter: THAT IS ORSO TRUE

I AM GOING TO MISS — I THOUGHT IT WAS SO FUNNY IT WILL BE JUST WHAT IS GOING ON QUESTION MARK IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE HE WE'LL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH MORE

>> AWESOME SO GOOD TO SEE YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE WILL TRY TO COPE NEXT WEWEEK WITHOUT GOVERNOR CUOMO WHO KNOWS, MAYBE HE'LL COME BACK EVERY NOW AND AGAIN THANKS, SAVANNAH

>>> PEOPLE ACROSS THE AH COUNTRY MARCHING, DEMONSTRATING, , AND CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH TODAY ON THIS DAY, JU BACK IN 1865, THE LAST ENSLAVED AMERICANS WERE READ THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, MORE THAN TWO YEARS IT WAS SIGNED, FINALLY LEARNING THAT THEY WERE FREE TODAY, 155 YEARS LATER, BLACK AMERICANS S AND ALLIES ARE OBSERVING THIS HISTORIC DAY AND PROTESTING SYSTEMIC RACISM CORRESPONDENT GARRETT HAGUE IS AT THE %LINCOLN MEMORIAL GARRETT, LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY BIG CROWD BEHIND AL YOU

WHAT IS IT LIKE WHERE YOU ARE? >> Reporter: E ALISON, IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTING DAY, OF CELEBRATION AND DEMONSTRATION PART CELEBRATION AN AROUND JUNETEENTH, PART PROTEST, PART A CONTINUATION OF THE MOVEMENT WE'VE SEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVER THE LAST COUPLE , WEEKS GIVE YOU A LOOK AT THE SCENE OT HERE HIS IS ABOUT A FEW W HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO GATHERED EARLIER OPTHIS AFTERNOON AT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM ON THE MALL HERE IN WASHINGTON, DC

THEY MARCHED TO THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL THEY ARE CONCLUDING HERE FIRST TO THE MHK MEMORIAL THEY ARE CONCLUDING HERE

ONE OF SEVERAL DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS DC TODAY IF I COULD ADD ONE OTHER THING, I THINK THIS IS MORE OF A INHOMETOWN FEEL A LOT OF THESE PROTESTS

ARE HAPPENING IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY, NEIGHBORHOOD, PLACES WHERE ACTUAL HOHE ARK TONEIANS LIVE AND WORK IT DOESN'T HAVE THE NS%SAME FEEL, WHERE PEOPLE WERE FLOODING IN FROM ALL AROUND THE AREA TOPARCH PART IN THE MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS WE HAD HERE AFTER THE E KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD >> GARRETT, WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE HOMETOWN FOLKS — WHAT ARE SOME OF HO THE PEOPLE TELLING YOU THEY HOPE WILL COME %YOOUT OF THIS MOVEMENT? >> WELL, IT'S INTERESTING IT RUNS IN PARALLELST TO THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IT GROWS OFF OF THE REACTION TO THE GEORGE FLOYD DEATH, THE KILLING OF BRIANNA TAYLOR

BUT THIS MOVEMENT ISN'T JUST ABOUT A POLICE VIOLENCE THIS IS ABOUT ADDRESSING INEQUITIES IN HEALTH CARE, IN EDUCATION, REALLY ACROSS THE SOCIAL SPECTRUM AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE I TALKED TO MADE THE POINT TO ME THEY E REALLY WANT TO SEE, YOU KNOW, THEIR GOVERNMENT, THE BIGGER CORPORATIONS IN TH THIS COUNTRY, DIG IN ON THIS ISSUE, NOT JUST GIVE STATEMENTS, BUT REALLY JOIN THEM IN THE %FIGHT I THINK INTHIS WOMAN REALLY CAPTURED THIS IDEA THE BEST TAKE A LISTEN

>> ARE YOU REALLY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER? ARE YOU REALLY FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION? >> I AM ALL FOR CREATING AN AMERICAN NOT BASED ON RACE, ALL OF US >> Reporter: ALISON, THERE IT IS, CONNECTIVE TISSUE BACK TO THE CO PROTESTS WE'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS IN A MAJOR STWAY, IN THE 1960S, THIS IS ALL CONNECTED, AND THE PEOPLE I TALKED TO WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT A DROP OFF IN THE ATTENTION BEING PAID TO THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA THEY WANT THIS TO STAY FRONT AND CENTER IN THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION

>> ABSOLUTELY GARRETT, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: TIYNK YOU BET >>> THIS MORNING, A U GIANT BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL APPEARED ON THE STREETS OF ATLANTA

THE YELLOW LETTERRERING ON NT THE BELTLINE PAINTED OVERNIGHT IT'S SIMILAR TO MURALS IN WASHINGTON, PA DC, CHARLOTTE, AND SEATTLE, SAYING IN ATLANTA, THE TWO OFFICERS CHARGED IN RASHARD BROOKS' KILLING HAD THEIR FIRST COURT HEARINGS KATIE BECK IS OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE IN ATLANTA WITH THE VERY LATEST

>> Reporter: WELL, ALISON, WE WERE EXPECTING TO SEE FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND HIS ATTORNEY APPEAR BY VIDEO CONFERENCE TODAY IN COURT FOR THE FIRST % COURT APPEARANCE, BUT THEY BOTH WAVED THEIR RIGHT TO APPEAR TODAY, THE JUDGE SAYING THAT NEITHER OF THEM WILL BE ERCOMING TO COURT IN PERSON OR BY VIDEO CONFERENCE BECAUSE OF THE SEVERITY OF THESE CHARGES, HE WAS NOT GE IN A POSITION TO GRANT OOLFE'S BOND ROLFE WILL REMAIN IN N CUSTODY THE JUDGE INDICATING HE DID EXPECT HIS I LEGAL TEAM TO PRESENT SOME AMA MOTION FOR A HEARING OR SOME KIND OF A BOND FOR HIS CLIENT THE JUDGE SAID, AT THIS TIME, BECAUSE OF THE SEVERITY OF THESE CHARGES, HE IS NOT IN A POSITION TO DO THAT

MOVING FORWARD, ROSS WILL BE DETAINED AT THE GWINNETT COUNTY JAIL HE WAS FORMALLY AT THE FULTON COUNTY JAIL APPARENTLY, THERE WERE SOME SECURITY ISSUES LAST NIGHT, IAND ROLFE WAS MOVED TO A COUNTY OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF CO ATLANTA, I THINK, FOR SAFETY REASONS SO AS THIS CASE MOVES FORWARD, WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THE GRAND JURY WON'T SEE THIS CASE UNTIL SETHE FALL WE DO EXPECT TO SEE SOME TYPE OF LEGAL ACTION ON ROLFE'S SIDE, BUT JUST NOT TODAY

ALISON? >>> THERE ARE JUNETEENTH AND RALLIES IN NEW YORK IE CITY TODAY THAT'S WHERE WE FIND NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT RAHAMA ALISON RAHAMA, WHERE ARE YOU, AND WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? >> Reporter: E I AM IN BROOKLYN ACROSS FROM THE FAMOUS BROOKLYN LIBRARY WE HAVE A CROWD OF PEOPLE IN THE CELEBRATION THEY ARE OUT HERE TO MAKE N

A LITTLE HISTORY, WHILE THEY'RE MAKING HISTORY HISTORY THEY HAVE A COMMON GOAL, AND THAT IS ABOUT BRINGING AWARENESS TO PEOPLE REMEMBER THIS DAY IS A DAY OF FREEDOM FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO WERE SLAVES THEY HAVE COMMON GOALS

LISTEN TO WHAT A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TOLD US ABOUT WHY THEY ARE HERE >> I CAME OUT, BECAUSE AS WHITE PEOPLE, IT IS IMPERATIVE TO US TO UNDERSTAND OUR ROLE IN WHITE SUPREMACIST WE NEED TO WORK ACTIVELY TO DISMANTLE SYSTEMS OF WHITE SUPREMACIST SAY >> Reporter: ONE OF THE THINGS THE GOVERNOR HAS DONE TODAY IS A COUPLE DAYS AGO, HE SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, MAKING TODAY A PAID HOLIDAY FOR WORKERS, AND GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS HE INTENDS TO PRESENTATION LEGISLATION NEXT YEAR TO %MAKE JUNETEENTH A STATE HOLIDAY FOR ALL WORKERS

ALISON? BETWEEN THE MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR, IT CEASE LIKE THEY ARE ON THE SAME PAGE OF ALL OF THIS, AND THE MAYOR ALSO WENT SO FAR R TO SAY THE CITY HOLIDAY IS GOING TO BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY AS WELL YOU HEAR A CHOIR ELBEHIND ME IT'S PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS THEY HAVE GOING ON OUT HERE ONE THING WE'VE HEARD A LOT FROM PEOPLE IS S THEY WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE ACTION THAT'S OUT IN THE STREETS IS FOLLOWED UP BY ACTION AT THE POLLS

WE WERE AT A LOCATION JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM HERE AT T THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM, WHICH IS A POLLING PLACE THE NEW YORK PRIMARY IS COMING UP, AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE MAKE CERTAIN ERK HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE, AS EARLY AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO ALISON

>> THAT'S A MESSAGE WE'VE BEEN HEARING TODAY THE PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HTH MOMENTUM THIS PASSION CARRIES FORWARD ALISON, BROOKLYN, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, START AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> TWO BROTHERS WERE WRONGLY CONVICTED, AND SPENT DECADES IN PRISON >> Reporter: COREY ASHERSON HAS BEEN IN PRISON FOR 28 YEARS FOR A MURDER HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT

HE SAYS HE HAS SPENT ALMOST EVERY DAY OF IT, TRYING TO PROVE HIS INNOCENCE >> WAS THERE A POINT WHERE YOU THOUGHT, I'M GOING TO DIE HERE? >> AT TIMES WHEN YOU GET DENIED IN COURT, YOU FEEL LONELY YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE UP SOMETIMES >> Reporter: COURTNEY'S DAUGHTER WAS BORN A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER HER FATHER STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE >> IT JUST FEELS LIKE I WAS FEELING HER

IT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T MY FAULT >> Reporter: A 2017 STUDY OF THE NATIONAL EXONERATION REGISTRY SHOWS THAT INNOCENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEVEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER THAN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE JOE NORWOOD WAS CONVINCED COREY WAS ONE OF THEM HE TRACKED DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATENED HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IF HE DIDN'T SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER >> I DIDN'T SEE COREY DO ANYTHING >> Reporter: WHILE COREY LANGUISHED IN PRISON, ANOTHER MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT HAD INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 23 YEARS HE TOO HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF MURDER BASED ON FORCED TESTIMONY >> I DOUBT THEY CAN HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T EVERYONE DO MYSELF >> Reporter: TULSA POLICE DENY THEY COERCED ANY WITNESSES, BUT WHEN WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM ALSO RECAN'TED, IT WAS TIME FOR BOTH BROTHERS TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY IN COURT >> WE HAD A PACT WITH EACH OTHER

WE SAID, "MAN," WE'RE UNITED FIRST >> YOU CAN WATCH THE WHOLE STORY TONIGHT AT "DATELINE" ON 10:00 PM EASTERN ON NBC AND "NBC NEWS NOW" THIS WEEKEND >>> NEARLY TWO DOZEN STATES ARE SEEING A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES

SOME HOSPITALS IN CALIFORNIA EVEN RUNNING OUT OF ICU BEDS HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE SHOULD, THE BRUNT OF THIS PANDEMIC HERE ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THEY'RE FACING >> IT'S JUST VERY SAD AND UNFORTUNATE, AND I REALLY NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE ANY OF THIS IN MY LIFETIME, BUT OUR LITTLE TOWN IS GETTING RANSACKED, AND BEING AFFECTED BY THIS HORRIBLE MONSTER THAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS >> WE ARE SO FULL AND HAVE SO MANY CRITICAL PATIENTS, THAT THE STATE IS HELPING US TO FIND ICU BEDS ALL OVER CALIFORNIA

AND SO WE'RE CONSTANTLY FLYING OUT PATIENTS, FIXED WING AND HELICOPTER AND BECAUSE OF THE WAY COVID IS, THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK TO THE FAMILY, EVEN IF THEY ARE HOSPITALIZED IT CAN BE WEEKS BEFORE THEY SEE THEIR FAMILY OR THE LAST TIME THEY SEE THEIR FAMILY >> MY MOTHER WAS HERE, AND EVER TIME I SEE HER GO INTO A ROOM, YOU KNOW, MY HEARTBREAKS AND IT'S JUST THE ANXIETY OF REALIZING THAT THE PEOPLE YOU TAKE CARE ARE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO MAKE IT MOST OF THE TIME

I'M STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE THEY WANT TO OPEN EVERYTHING UP, BACK UP TO NORMAL, SAYING THIS IS A SLUMP IT IS NOT A SLUMP IT IS A MONSTER IT WREAKS HAVOC ON YOUR ENTIRE BODY

>> THEY ARE WAKING UP TO THE NEWS THAT MASKING IS STILL A DEBATE IN ARIZONA I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT PEOPLE FEEL FREEDOM IS BEING STRIPPED FROM THEM I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SO MUCH FOR TO IT

>>> MISS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE WEARING MASKS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PROTECTING THEIR HEALTH, BUT ALSO HURTING THE ENVIRONMENT NBC NEWS GLOBAL CORRESPONDENT TESSA ARTILLY SHOWS US HOW COVID PPE IS ENDING UP IN OUR OCEAN >> Reporter: WHILE HELPING TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS, IT IS DEVASTATING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, THE SHEER VOLUME OF THE SINGLE-USE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT OR PPE HAS ACTIVISTS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> BECAUSE OF COVID, THERE'S A LOT MORE PPE ENDING UP IN THE OCEAN

ALL THE PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN IS GOING TO BE CAUSING PROBLEMS IN GENERAL WE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE A HEALTH PROBLEM, YET WE'RE CREATING ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE >> Reporter: IT'S A PROBLEM AFFECTING ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING HONG KONG, WHERE WIDESPREAD MASK USAGE IS CREDIT FOR SOME OF ITS SUCCESS OF CONTAINING THE VIRUS THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR DEATHS SINCE THIS PANDEMIC BEGAN YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND ANYONE WEARING A MASK

THEY'RE READILY AVAILABLE IN SHOPS MORE COUNTRIES ARE FOLLOWING IN HONG KONG'S FOOTSTEPS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS ESTIMATED 89 MILLION MASKS ARE USED A MONTH >> Reporter: IT COULD BE AN ALTERNATIVE RESEARCHERS IN CANADA DEVELOPING N-95 MEDICAL GRADE MASKS THAT WERE BIODEGRADABLE

>> ARE MASKS ARE DESIGNED, USING SIMPLE WOOD- BASED PULPS, FORMED INTO A FILTRATION PART ON THE FRONT BREATHING HAPPENS THROUGH THAT FILTRATION, THAT ACTIVE PART, AND AFTER USE, THESE MATERIALS ARE PULPED YOU CAN TAKE THAT WHOLE MASK AND DEPOSIT INTO COME MOST >> Reporter: WITH THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 FAR FROM OVER, THE DEMAND FOR MASKS ISN'T GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON NEITHER ARE CALLS TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T END UP WHERE THEY SHOULDN'T

>>> MORE THAN 150,000 CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION YESTERDAY, THE MOST IN A SINGLE DAY SO FAR WE ARE SEEING SURGES IN MORE THAN 20 STATES HERE'S WHAT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SAID ABOUT THE SITUATION THERE >> WE DON'T SEE AN END THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP

CASES JUST KEEP COMING IN AND IT IS CAUSING COMPLETE HAVOC IN OUR LITTLE COMMUNITY THEY WANT TO OPEN EVERYTHING BACK UP AND BACK TO NORMAL, AND EVERYONE SAY, "THIS IS A FLU THIS IS NOT A FLU THIS IS A MONSTER

" >> MSNBC MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR LITHY ROY JOINING US THE CDC SAYS THE DEATH TOLL COULD HIT 125,000 BY MID-JULY IS THIS PANDEMIC TAKING A TURN FOR THE WORSE >> Reporter: TIME WILL TELL WHETHER IT'S GETTING WORSE OR BETTER

IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER IN SOME REGIONS, LIKE IN THE NORTHEAST OR NEW YORK BUT IN OTHER CITIES, WE'RE SEEING NOT ONLY NOT PLATEAUING, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY ON THE RISE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC FOR AWHILE, ALISON >> THOSE IN CALIFORNIA CALLED THE VIRUS A MONSTER CALIFORNIA JUST SET A RECORD FOR DAILY CASES

MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY IN PUBLIC THERE HOW HELPFUL WILL MASKS BE, DR LORI, MANDATORY MASKS IN STOPPING THE SPREAD? >> Reporter: YES, ALSON WE ACTUALLY ARE GETTING MORE DATA NOW, DEMONSTRATING THE EFFICACY OF MASKS THE CDC HAS COME OUT WITH MORE INFORMATION, SHOWING THAT COVERING YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE REDUCES TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER

THAT MASK SHOULD BE IN ADDITION TO KEEPING THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCING THOSE TWO THINGS, ALONG WITH WASHING YOUR HANDS ARE THREE VERY EFFECTIVE PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURES FOR REDUCING THE TRANSMISSION, ALISON >> SHOULD MASKS BE MANDATORIRY EVERYWHERE? >> THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO WEAR THAT MASK WHENEVER YOU'RE OUTSIDE OR WHENEVER YOU'RE AROUND OTHER PEOPLE RIGHT NOW, I'M IN MY HOME THERE'S NO ONE AROUND ME

THERE'S NO NEED TO BE WEARING A MASK IF YOU'RE OUTDOORS OR INTERACTING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CLOSELY, YOU REALLY NEED TO WEAR THAT MASK >> OKLAHOMA, WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A RALLY TOMORROW, CASES ARE ON THE RISE WE KNOW NURSING HOME VISITS ARE ALSO ALLOWED AGAIN COVID-19 DEVASTATED SO MANY NURSING HOMES AND SO MANY OLDER PEOPLE

WHAT ARE THE RISKS HERE? >> Reporter: ALISON, THE STATS ARE OVER19,000 PEOPLE, NOT JUST IN HEALTH CARE, BUT ALL OVER THE STATE ARE GOING TO BE CONGREGATING INDOORS AT THE BOX CENTER IN TULSA THERE IS ALSO AN OVERFLOW BUILDING, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT, THIS IS REALLY ALARMING IF YOU LOOK AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH DATA COMING FROM TULSA, FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, I CAN'T RECALL THE LAST TIME I'VE SEEN A GRAPH THAT IS ALMOST VERTICAL NUMBER OF CASES IT'S GOING TO LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH

AND TO BE ON JUNETEENTH, WE KNOW THIS PANDEMIC IS DISPROPORTION IN THELY IMPACTING OLDER PEOPLE, BUT PEOPLE OF COLOR THIS IS DOPILY CONCERNING, ALISON >> ALL RIGHT, DR ROY, A LOT OF PEOPLE SOUNDING THE ALARM, SAYING, "THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA" THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US AND ROUNDING OUT THE WEEK

WE WILL SEE YOU SOON >> TAKE CARE >>> THE MAYOR OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA, IMPOSING A CURFEW AHEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S THE CAMPAIGN TOMORROW THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL ISSUES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND THE VIRUS

MORGAN RADFORD JOINING US FROM TULSA MORGAN, TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE BEEN LINED UP FOR DAYS NOW TO GET INTO TOMORROW'S RALLY WHAT ARE PEOPLE IN TULSA SAYING ABOUT IT? >> Reporter: WELL RIGHT NOW, ALISON, WE'RE STANDING IN THE HISTORIC GREENWOOD DISTRICT, AND YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME, THIS IS PART OF THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON THIS WAS PLANNED BEFORE THE PRESIDENT INTENDED TO COME THEY ARE CELEBRATING THE FREEDOM OF THOSE FINAL SLAVES IN GALVESTON, TEXAS

IT ALSO COMES ON THE HEELS OF HONORING THE LEGACY OF THAT TULSA RACE THAT HAPPENED IN 1921 WE HAD 300 BLACK PEOPLE IN THE CITY EIGHT HUNDRED WERE HURT, AND THOUSANDS WERE LEFT HOMELESS WHEN A SERIES OF WHITE LOOTERS CAME INTO THIS AREA AND TRIED TO DESTROY IT THIS IS THE HEART OF BLACK LIFE HISTORICALLY, THIS IS WHERE THEY CALLED IT THE KIND OF BLACK WALL STREET

YOU HAD 30 BLACKS AT MOVIE THEATERS AND BUSINESSES, AND A PLACE FOR BLACK PEOPLE TO CONVENE BUT NOT FAR FROM THEIR MINDS IS THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ON HIS WAY, SOMETHING THAT SOME RESIDENTS HAVE DESCRIBED AS A SLAP IN THE FACE TAKE A LISTEN >> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT? WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU RECEIVE? >> AGAIN, AS WE SAY, IT AUTO'S SLAP IN THE FACE TO, YOU KNOW, THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THE HISTORY OF WHAT HAPPENED BACK IN 1921, THE RACE MASSACRE HERE YOU'RE ON HOLY GROUND

A LOT OF PEOPLE DIE MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN BURNED WHITE MOBS THEY DROPPED BOMBS ON BUSINESSES SO THE PRESIDENT OR HIS STAFF, TO PLAN OR SCHEDULE A RALLY ON A DAY THAT WE CELEBRATE FREEDOM AND BEING THE 99th YEAR OF THE RACE MASSACRE IS A DISGRACE

IT IS BEYOND BITTER IT IS HURTFUL A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED, AND TO HAVE A RALLY RIGHT HERE IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WHICH A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THERE IS — I MEAN THIS IS A STATE THAT'S SAFE I'M FROM HERE I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE MASSACRE WHEN I WAS NINE-AND-A-HALF YEARS OLD

>> DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE'S A RACE PROBLEM? >> OH, OH, YEAH, IT'S BIG TIME A LOT OF THINGS DOWN HERE IS LIKEWISE THERE'S A LOT OF RED LINING DOWN HERE LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE LEFT OF WALL STREET THIS WAS AN HISTORIC DISTRICT

THIS HIGHWAY WAS DELIBERATELY PUT HERE TO DIVIDE THE COMMUNITY, TO PUSH THE BLACK COMMUNITY OUT >> Reporter: YOU HEARD MR HARRIS TALK ABOUT THOSE DISPARITIES THAT HE FEELS EXIST THEY'RE ALSO SUPPORTED NUMERICALLY IF YOU LOOK AT UNEMPLOYMENT, BLACK RESIDENTS HERE IN TULSA HAVE TWICE THE RACE OF UNEMPLOYMENT

IT STANDS AT A RACE OF 34% COMPARED TO 13% FOR WHITE FOLKS AND RESIDENTS ALISON? >> THERE ARE ALSO HEALTH CONCERNS HERE AS WELL, NOT ONLY THAT THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE ON JUNETEENTH, BUT THAT IT'S HAPPENING IN THE MIDST OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, A PANDEMIC THAT WE DISCUSSED MANY TIMES IS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTING BLACK AMERICANS >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT THE REALITY IS THE CITY IS TRYING TO DO SOME THINGS TO MAKE SURE THE RESIDENTS ARE SAFE THEY'VE BLOCKED OFF CERTAIN STREETS, CERTAIN AREAS AROUND THE BOX CENTER WHERE THAT TRUMP RALLY WILL BE HELD

THEY'RE SAYING, "ARE WE REALLY SAFE? THERE WAS A CURFEW THE PRESIDENT JUST TWEETED, SAYING THAT THE MAYOR TALKED TO HIM, SAYING THERE WILL NOT BE A CURFEW FOR PEOPLE ATTENDING THIS RALLY THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS IN THE AIR AS CASES SURGING THAT'S DEFINITELY THAT'S ON EVERYONE'S MINDS HERE

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP LASHING OUT AT THE MEDIA OVER A NEW POLL THAT SHOWS JOE BIDEN WIDENING HIS LEAD IN THE ELECTION BIDEN HAS A 12% LEAD OVER THE PRESIDENT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CARA LEE JOINS ME NOW WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT SAYING ABOUT THESE POLL NUMBERS? >> Reporter: WELL, ALSON, HE TWEETED, SAYING THAT FOX NEWS IS OUT WITH ANOTHER OF THEIR PHONY POLLS, DONE BY THE SAME GROUP OF HATERS THAT GOT IT EVEN MORE WRONG IN 2016, WATCH WHAT HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER

SO HE'S BASICALLY SAYING THESE POLLS ARE WRONG, LIKE ALL THE POLLS IN 2016 THAT SHOWED HE WAS GOING TO LOSE TO HILLARY CLINTON, AND HE DIDN'T BUT WE KNOW HE HAS A HISTORY OF REALLY DIGGING IN AND PUSHING BACK ON FOX NEWS POLLS IN PARTICULAR FOX NEWS IS NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS A POLL OUT THAT SHOWS THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRAILING BIDEN, BUT IN KEY STATES WE'VE REPORTED WE'VE HAD OUR OWN POLLS SHOW, NBC NEWS AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND WE'VE REPORTED ON INTERNAL POLLS SHOWING THE PROBLEM BUT THE MESSAGE PUBLICLY IS THAT THESE POLLS ARE WRONG, AND HE'S GOING TO PULL OUT A WIN, LIKE HE DID IN 2016, AND SHOW EVERYONE THAT THEY'RE WRONG

HE ALSO, YOU KNOW, HAS A SORT OF LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOX WHEN IT COMES TO POLLS, AND HAS REALLY TRIED TO LEAN INTO OTHER CONSERVATIVE NEWS OUTLETS AS A RESULT OF THIS, PLACES ABOUT THE NETWORK AND SINCLAIR AND THINGS LIKE THAT HIS CAMPAIGN WAS ON FOX NEWS EARLIER TODAY THEY SAID THEY ARE SHOWING POLLS ACTUALLY THAT THEY THINK SHOW THE PRESIDENT DOING BETTER THAT DOESN'T TRACK WITH ALL THE OTHER POLLING THAT WE'VE SEEN, ALISON >> THE ELECTION IS JUST NOW OVER FOUR MONTHS AWAY

WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT CONSIDER THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME? >> HE SAYS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO HIS REELECTION IS THAT HIS CAMPAIGN LOSES ALL OF THESE LAWSUITS THAT THEY HAVE THEY'RE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THESE LAWSUITS TO TRY TO BLOCK THIS BROADENING OF MAIL-IN VOTING SO MAIL-IN VOTING IN THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO HIS ELECTION HE SAID THERE IS FRAUD IN MAIL-IN VOTING, THAT IT CAN'T BE REGULATED IN THE WAY THAT VOTING IN PERSON CAN I SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF WIDESPREAD FRAUD IN MAIL-IN VOTING

AND WE ALSO KNOW, BECAUSE WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND EXPECTED TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC IN NOVEMBER, THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS STATES ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO VOTE SAFELY SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE POLLS PHYSICALLY THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO WALK A FINE LINE ON THIS AT THE SAME TIME, THEY NEED SOME VOTERS TO VOTE BY MAIL, SPECIFICALLY PEOPLE IN FLORIDA FOR INSTANCE, THE ELDERLY FOLKS WHO COME FROM THE MIDWEST AND LIVE IN FLORIDA FOR THE WINTER, AND THEY START HEADING DOWN TO FLORIDA VERY SOON AFTER THE SUMMER ENDS, THEY VOTE BY MAIL THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF VOTES BY MAIL I ASKED HIM ABOUT THIS ONCE A FEW MONTHS AGO

HE SAID I CAN, BECAUSE I LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE SAYING THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PREEXISTING CONDITIONS OR AFRAID OF GETTING SICK, AND THEY SHOULD HAVE THAT OPTION, TOO AND THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE CAMPAIGN IS SAYING THAT DOESN'T MAKE DEMOCRATS, I SHOULD NOTE, POINT OUT THE REASON IN OUR VIEW WAS THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T WANT WIDESPREAD VOTING IS, BECAUSE THE MORE PEOPLE VOTE, THE LESS LIKELY IT IS HE IS GOING TO WIN REELECTION >> CAROL, I CAN'T LET YOU GO WITHOUT ONE QUESTION ABOUT JOHN BOLTON'S UPCOMING BOOK

PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING BOLTON A LIAR, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME TRUMP HAS SAID SOMETHING LIKE THAT ABOUT SOMEONE WORKING FOR HIM HOW IS THE PRESIDENT DEFENDING HIS HIRING DECISIONS? >> Reporter: ACTUALLY, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS, I THINK IT WAS YESTERDAY I BELIEVE WE HAVE THAT, SO WE CAN SEE HOW HE'S RESPONDING TO THIS, IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LISTEN >> LET'S GO, PLEASE

>> THAT SUMS UP HOW MUCH SHE WANTS TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION HIS PRESS SECRETARY WAS ASKED THE SAME QUESTION, AND SHE SAID THE PRESIDENT WANTS A TEAM OF RIVALS LET ME READ YOU ONE QUOTE ''SOMETIMES THE RIFLES PROVE THAT CASE TO BE TRUE

IT WAS PARTICULARLY THE CASE IN JOHN BOLTON" I THINK SO HE GOT MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR >> I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE HOW THE PRESIDENT ANSWERS THAT QUESTION SO MUCH

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> AS THE NATION PUSHES FOR POLICE REFORMS, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LONE INVESTIGATION STARTED BY THE DOJ? NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT JULIE ANLEY HAS SOME OFFICIALS OFFICIALS TOLD NBC THE ONE INVESTIGATION OPENED UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STILL GOING THROUGH YEARS LATER WITH NO RESULT? TELL US ABOUT THIS WHAT IS GOING ON HERE

>> IT'S ACTUALLY VERY RARE AND VERY DIFFICULT FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO OPEN ONE OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS ONE IS THAT FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS RAISED THE BAR HE SAID UNLIKE PRIOR ADMINISTRATIONS, THEY WERE ABLE TO DO FULL-SCALE REVIEWS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT'S NOT ONE POLICEMAN LOOKING AT ONE INCIDENT SAYING SOMETHING WAS CRIMINAL, BUT LOOKING AT THE BROAD CULTURE TAKING A LOOK AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SAYING THERE ARE SOME PATTERNS OR PRACTICES HERE THAT SEEM LIKE THEY USE EXCESSIVE FORCE, THAT THERE IS A RACIAL BIAS, THINGS LIKE THAT

THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT JEFF SESSIONS RAISED THE BAR ON THAT HE SAYS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SHOULDN'T GO THAT FAR, THAT THERE'S OVERREACH, AND LOCAL AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS SHOULD BE SOVEREIGN INSTEAD, ONE, ONLY ONE INVESTIGATION ACTUALLY ROSE TO THAT LEVEL, AND IT IS STILL ONGOING, AND EASY TO SEE WHY IT WAS RAISED TO THAT LEVEL, ALSON, BUT NOT EASY TO SEE WHY THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY CONCLUSION BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, THERE WAS AN INCIDENT WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS HAD A COP CAR STOLEN

THEY WENT, THEY CHASED DOWN THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SUSPECTED OF STEAL THIS CAR, FOUND OUT IT WAS A GROUP OF TEENAGERS, AND SEEMINGLY, OUT OF EMBARRASSMENT, THE OFFICERS TOOK THESE BOYS, THEY ARE TEENAGERS, TOLD THEM THEY WOULD PLANT EVIDENCE ON THEM, SUCH AS DRUGS, TO KEEP THEM FROM TELLING THE TRUTH THEY THREATENED TO KILL THEM ONE WAS BITTEN WITH A POLICE DOG THEY TOLD THE OTHER BOYS HE WOULD ALSO BE SUBJECT TO THE POLICE DOG AND BITTEN IF THEY DIDN'T COME TO CLEAN AND SAY THINGS THAT FRANKLY WEREN'T TRUE THEY WERE THREATENED DURING THIS INVESTIGATION, AND AS MINORS, THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO SEE THEIR PARENTS

DURING THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF THOSE OFFICERS, IT CAME TO LIGHT THERE WAS A WHOLE CULTURE AT SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS THEY WERE DRINKING ON THE JOB THEY HAD A VENDING MACHINE, WHERE THEY TOOK OUT THE SODA, REPLACE IT FOR BEER THEY WOULD DRINK SOMETIMES ON DUTY DURING THAT INCIDENT, I DESCRIBED SOME OF THE OFFICERS HAD BEEN INEBRIATED

I COULD GO ON AND ON A NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS NOT JUST THIS ONE INCIDENT, BUT ALL OF THESE POLICE OFFICERS WITH SERIOUS COMPLAINTS SO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO OPEN ONE OF THOSE BROAD INVESTIGATIONS ON MASSACHUSETTS POLICE BUT THAT WAS IN SPRING OF 2018

HERE WE ARE IN SUMMER OF 2020, AND THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING WE'RE NOT ABLE TO SEE WHO THEY INTERVIEWED AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA HOW LONG THESE THINGS USUALLY TAKE, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OPENED ONE OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS INTO CHICAGO THINK DID 340 INTERVIEWS, AND THEY FOUND OUT WITHIN A YEAR — THEY LISTED ALL THE PROBLEMS, AND THEY WENT TO A JUDGE, AND THEY CAME TO AN AGREEMENT OF HOW CHICAGO WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE CULTURE THAT'S FOR A CITY LIKE CHICAGO, 340 INTERVIEWS

FOR A TOWN LIKE SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, WITH THE SEEMINGLY OBVIOUS VIOLATIONS, AND NOTHING HAS BEEN FOUND >> JULY, JUST TO PUT THIS IN CONTEXT FURTHER, IF YOU COULD TELL US MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION — CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LAUNCH 25 OF THESE TIMES OF INVESTIGATIONS >> Reporter: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHED 12 IT'S NOT LIKE THIS WAS JUST UNHEARD OF IN THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION THIS WAS A TOOL PUT IN PLACE AFTER THE RODNEY KING TRIAL IN L

A THAT WE KNOW CITED LOT OF PROTESTS AND VIOLENCE IN LA BECAUSE OF THAT DECISION BASICALLY, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AFTER THAT WAS GIVEN THIS TOOL THAT IF THEY COULDN'T GO AFTER INDIVIDUAL POLICE, IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH, THEY COULD LOOK AT THE BROAD CULTURE

IT'S CALLED A PATTERN OR PRACTICE INVESTIGATION THAT WAS DONE 25 TIMES IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IT WAS A HUGE TOOL FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO BRING JUSTICE IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI, AFTER THOSE OFFICERS WERE NOT CRIMINALIZED ON STATE CHARGES THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO GO IN AND SAY, "LET'S LOOK AT THE ENTIRE FABRIC OF THE CITY" THE WAY THE POLICE FORCE IS TARGETING WHO THEY WANT TO STOP AT A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP, WHY ARE THEY CHOOSING CERTAIN PEOPLE? THEY DID INTERVIEWS

THEY LOOK AT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IT'S A WHOLE BROAD SWEEP THEN THEY'RE ABLE THROUGH NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT A LOT OF TIMES THAT WILL INCLUDE AND INDEPENDENT MONITOR, LIKE THE ONE THEY HAD IN LA

FOR 12 YEARS JEFF SESSIONS DECIDED THAT WAS GOING TOO FAR, AND HE RAISED THE BAR ON WHAT THAT COULD MEAN NOW THE QUESTION IS WHAT'S GOING ON IN SPRINGFIELD IF YOU COULD ONLY OPEN THIS ONE INVESTIGATION, WHY HAVEN'T WE HAD ANSWERS? AND SHOULD WE BE ASKING OURSELVES, SHOULD THIS TOOL BE USED IN A PLACE LIKE MINNEAPOLIS AFTER WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD? >> A LOT OF QUESTIONS I HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT JOHN BOLTON'S BOOK

WHAT ARE THE LATEST ON THE EFFORTS TO BLOCK ITS RELEASE? >> WELL, WE'RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR WHAT HAS BEEN DONE THERE IS THIS BIG UP IN THE AIR QUESTION ABOUT WHAT IS CLASSIFIED, BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CAN DECIDE TO CLASSIFY ANYTHING IT'S IN THE HANDS OF MANY REPORTERS I WOULD SAY ONE THING THEY CAN DO IS KEEP MONEY — KEEP MONEY FROM GOING TO JOHN BOLTON THAT MAY BE THEIR BEST COURSE OF ACTION, AND LOOKING LIKE THAT COULD BE A LOT OF MONEY

WE STILL HAVE TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT >> I DON'T WANT TO KEEP YOU ANY LONGER I KNOW YOU GOT THE BOOK I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR MORE FROM YOU ABOUT IT THANKS SO MUCH

>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS" NOW >> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> STATES CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD WITH REOPENING

EXPERTS WORRY THAT FLORIDA COULD BE OR MAYBE ALREADY IS THE NEW EPICENTER IN THE US NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAM BROKE HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: THE HUMAN TOLL OF A MONTH-LONG EPIDEMIC, WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS OF NURSES >> THE ICUS ARE FULL

WE ARE STRUGGLING >> Reporter: AND THE PAIN IS ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS GRIEVING >> WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER BREAK DOWN, SHE HAD LOST A SISTER LIKE SHE HAD LOST A NEPHEW LIKE SHE HAD LOST A BEST FRIEND

>> Reporter: THE TESTIMONIALS REVEALING A CRISIS THAT SEEMS TO WORSEN BY THE DAY ARIZONA JUST BROKE ANOTHER RECORD, 2,500 CASES TEXAS HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM COVID UP 95% SINCE MEMORIAL DAY AND FLORIDA, 16 STRAIGHT DAYS OF A THOUSAND PLUS POSITIVE TESTS, WITH THE NEW MODEL SUGGESTING THE SUNSHINE STATE IS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER >> BUT I THINK THE STATE A WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING INTO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE EPIDEMIC

>> Reporter: DR MICHAEL SACK SAID PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS IS LIKELY PLAYING A ROLE IN THE SURGE >> THE VIRUS CAN INFECT THEIR NEIGHBOR >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR, GAVIN NEWSOME, NOW REQUIRING RESIDENTS OF THE MOST POPULOUS STATE TO WEAR MASKS IN MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS

ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR, DOUG DOUCY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS >> AND THEY'VE REQUESTED THE ABILITY MANDATE MASKS WERE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE GUIDANCE >> AND TEXAS'S HEAD OF STATE, GREG ABBOT, GRANTING SOME LEEWAY TO COUNTIES WHO HAVE BEEN ACTING ON THEIR OWN IT COMES AS 13 UNIVERSITIES OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE OR PRESUMED POSITIVE

IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, WHERE A PROPOSED MANDATE DEADLOOK, EVERY COUNCIL MEMBER VOTING NO, AND EVERY BLACK COUNCILMEMBER VOTING YES >> THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT BEING SUSPECTED OF COVID-19, HOW CAN YOU TELL THEM NO? >>> NEW YORK CITY ENTERS THE NEXT PHASE OF ITS REOPENING ON MONDAY TODAY "NBC NEWS" CORRESPONDENT DAVE GUTIEREZ TAKES US INSIDE ONE OF THE CITY'S LAST HOSPITAL UNITS >> INSIDE LENNOXVILLE HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN, THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY >> ONE MONTH AGO IN THIS UNIT, IT IS EVERYWHERE

>> Reporter: THE DOCTOR AND HIS COLLEAGUES ARE STILL TREATING PATIENTS, BUT MUCH LESS FREQUENTLY >> AT ONE POINT, IT HAD ABOUT 20 ON THIS DAY, JUST SIX >> Reporter: THEY ARE PREPARING FOR A POTENTIAL WAVE LATER THIS YEAR

THEY KNOW THEY CAN TRIPLE THEIR NUMBER OF BEDS ON-SITE TESTING HAS IMPROVED, BUT THERE IS STILL A SHORTAGE OF AGENTS, THE CHEMICALS NEEDED FOR THE TEST, MADE OVERSEAS >> WE JUST NEED TO BE SOCIALLY DISTANCING STILL, HYGIENE >> YOU CAN'T COMPLETELY CONTROL THIS DISEASE I THINK IT DEFINITELY HELPS

>> Reporter: AT THE PANDEMIC'S PEAK, A QUARTER OF THE PATIENTS WERE ILL DR ILIUS HERSELF GOT SICK EVERYONE HERE REMEMBERS MARCH 7th, THE FIRST COVID PATIENT NEXT FEW WEEKS WERE A BLUR, OF LONG SHIFTS, AND LONGER NIGHTS

>> DUFFER THINK IT WOULD GET AS BAD AS IT DID? >> DR LINDA KERCHEMBAUM IS AN EXPERIENCED PHYSICIAN THE ONSLAUGHT WAS SHOCKING >> A HUSBAND AND WIFE DIED TOGETHER OF COVID IN THE SAME ROOM, OF THE SAME DISEASE I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT IN MY CAREER

>> Reporter: DR JILL COALMAN IS THE HOSPITAL'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IT WAS ON HER TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE ENOUGH VENTILATORS, BEDS, AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> PATIENTS WERE COMING IN AND DIAGNOSE RAPIDLY IT WAS LIKE WE MIGHT NOT HAVE PPE

THOSE WERE THE MOMENTS WHERE WE SAID, "IS EVERYBODY GOING TO BE OKAY?" >> Reporter: THIS EMERGENCY ROOM WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A COVID UNIT ALMOST OVERNIGHT, NOW BACK TO NORMAL FOR NURSES, LIKE MARIA DAMATIA, THE SCARS ARE FRESH >> I CAN'T IT WILL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I WENT HOME AND CRIED, AND THOUGHT ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I SHOULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE DONE ULTIMATELY, WE DID EVERYTHING WE CAN DO >> Reporter: EVERY NIGHT AT 7:00, SHE CHERISHES THE WORKERS, AND CHEERS FOR THE WORKERS

>> IT'S OVERWHELMING IT'S ABOUT GETTING THROUGH IT, HELPING AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE, SOMETHING I HOPE I NEVER SEE AGAIN >> Reporter: HERE THEY WON THE BATTLE THE WAR MAY NOT BE OVER

DAVE GUTIEREZ, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> HAS THE CORONAVIRUS BEEN GIVING DRUG TRAFFICKING A BOOST? WILLA MARKS SPOKE WITH OFFICIALS ABOUT INCREASED SHIPMENTS THEY'RE RECOVERING >> Reporter: WE'VE SEEN POLITICAL TRADE REALLY STRUGGLE DURING THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ABOUT WE WERE AND BELGIUM ARE INCREDIBLY BUSY WITH CONTAINERS PASSING THROUGH EVERY YEAR THERE WAS A SURPRISING OUTBURST OF COVID-19

THERE WAS A SURGE IN TRAFFICKING THIS WEEK, BELGIAN AUTHORITIES PRYING OPEN CRATES OF MANGO ANOTHER SHIPMENT, BAGS OF COFFEE, CONCEALING COCAINE CORONAVIRUS MAY HAVE DEVASTATED MOST BUSINESSES, BUT OFFICIALS HUNTING DRUGS HERE HAVE BEEN A BOON >> SPECIFICALLY ON BY WAY OF DATA RISED CARGO

WE HAVE NOT SEEN A DECLINE >> Reporter: SCOTT ALBRICK IS THE DA'S MOST SENIOR AGENT THE TOP INVESTIGATOR HERE WORKED WITH COUNTERPARTS FOR A REASON >> FOR EVERY LOAD THAT MAKES IT TO EUROPE, IT JUST STRENGTHENS THOSE GROUPS IN SOUTH AMERICA THAT CAN SEND THEIR COCAINE TO THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: THAT'S HEAD OF BELGIUM'S CUSTOM FORCE, CHRISTIAN REVATUM IS TRYING TO CONTAIN THIS CASCADE SPIKING ALONGSIDE THE PANDEMIC

>> UNTIL NOW, IT HAS EVEN EXCEEDED WHAT WE HAD LAST YEAR, AND LAST YEAR HAS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR IN RELATION TO SEIZURES >> Reporter: SINCE JANUARY 1st, SOME 22 TONS OF COKE HAS BEEN SEIZED IN ANTWERP ALONE, THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED TO SPOT CARGO THAT SCANS DOZENS OF TRUCKS EACH DAY JEFF SOMETIMES HELPS WITH THOSE TRUCKS HE SAID CORONAVIRUS HAS REFOCUSED HIS EFFORTS ON SEABORN CONTAINERS >> I THINK MARITIME WAS ONE OF THE FEW TRANSPORTATION SECTORS THAT WAS ALLOWED TO REMAIN OPERATING ALMOST UNABATED

>> Reporter: THIS TRANCE ATLANTIC COLLABORATION HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE DRUGS ARE OFTEN HIDDEN INSIDE COMMERCIAL CONTAINERS, THEN SHIPPED TO ANTWERP AND OTHER CITIES ACROSS THE CONTINENT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES HAVE WITNESSED A SURGE IN COCAINE SHIPMENTS AND SEIZURES, DESTINED FOR THIS BELGIUM CITY THE DA SAYS THE COCAINE CAPTURED EITHER EN ROUTE TO ANTWERP OR IN THE PORT REPRESENTS A FRACTION OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT THAT MAKES IT THROUGH EVEN BEFORE COVID-19, THAT TRANSLATES TO BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARRIVING IN THE CITY EACH YEAR, MAKING ANTWERP, THE COCAINE CAPITAL OF EUROPE

THE HISTORY OF TRIED HERE DATES BACK CENTURIES, BUT IT'S THE FUTURE THAT CONCERNS MANY OF THOSE INVOLVED IN TRACKING THE TRAFFICKERS >> THEY ARE WAITING UNTIL THE SITUATION GETS BACK AGAIN, AND THAT WOULD BE THE — TO OTHER CONTINENTS >> Reporter: THE COVID CRISIS HASN'T CRUSHED THE COCAINE TRADE IT'S FORCED THE CARTELS TO BE MORE CREATIVE AND AS CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTION LOOSENS, U

S OFFICIALS SAY EVEN LARGER DRUG STOCKPILES COULD BE SHIPPING OUT THE THINKING AMONGST AUTHORITIES WE'VE SPOKEN TO IS THERE ARE STILL HUGE QUANTITIES OF COCAINE BEING PRODUCED IN COUNTRIES LIKE COLUMBIA THAT ARE BEING STORED IN WAREHOUSES, WAITING TO BE SENT ON TO EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA >>> MISS OF AMERICANS ARE OBSERVING JUNETEENT, SOME OF THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME AS OUR COUNTRY PROTESTS RACISM AND BRUTALITY JOINING ME NOW, MSNBC CORRESPONDENT AND HOST OF THE PODCAST

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL TONIGHT WE ARE VERY EXCITED >> ALISON, I AM EXCITED TO BRING THIS ESPECIALLY TO YOU GUYS TONIGHT WE'RE IN THIS MOMENT WHERE EVERYONE IS HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA AND WHAT IT MEANS NOW WE'RE ABLE TO REALLY GET IN A VERY GRANULAR WAY, HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS

TONIGHT AT 8 ON "NEWS NOW," WE ARE CONTINUING OUR CAN YOU HEAR US NOW SERIES DR JOSEPH, WHO IS ANOTHER BRILLIANT THINKER, REALLY HELPING US UNDERSTAND, IN THIS DAY, JUNETEENTH, WHERE WE CELEBRATE THE FREEDOM OF EMANCIPATED PEOPLE, WHAT FREEDOM REALLY MEANS IN THIS CONTEXT ARE WE ACTUALLY FREE? ARE BLACK FOLKS FREE? IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE, QUALITY EDUCATION, IF YOUR BODY IS BEING POLICED AND CRIMINALIZED IN CERTAIN WAYS WE'RE SEEING THE VULNERABILITIES

FUNDAMENTALLY, TONIGHT'S SPECIAL, ENGAGING WITH THIS IDEA OF FREEDOM, HAVE WE LIVED UP TO THOSE PROMISES? HAVE WE LIVED UP TO THOSE IDEALS? VERY EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT'S PROGRAM >> TREMAINE, IT'S GOING TO BE FANTASTIC SUCH A GREAT POINT YOU BRING UP I WAS ON A RUN, SEEING FLAGS OUT IN PEOPLE'S YARDS, THINKING WE TALK SO MUCH ABOUT AMERICA AS THE HOME OF THE FREE, BUT WE REALLY ARE HAVING A CONVERSATION THESE DAYS ABOUT HOW TO CHANGE THAT, HOW WE NEED TO LIVE UP TO THAT, AND IT FEES LIKE HOW OUR COUNTRY IS WAKING UP TO SYSTEMIC RACISM IN A WAY THAT MAYBE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE TODAY IS JUNETEENTH

HOW WOULD YOU SAY JUNE TAXEREENTH IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR, ALL THESE CONVERSATIONS WE'RE HAVING >> IT'S ACTUALLY AMAZING I KIND OF STUDY HISTORY, AND I SEE HOW THE PENDULUM GOES BACK AND FORTH THERE'S TIME OF GREAT ENLIGHTEN AND PROGRESS, AND THEN THERE'S BEAT BACK

I KNOW HOW DATES LIKE JUNETEENTH, WHEN IT TOOK TWO AND A HALF YEARS FOR THE LAST ENSLAVED PEOPLE TO GET WORD OF EMANCIPATION, PEOPLE HAVE NOT HEARD OF JUNETEENTH WE'RE STILL UNAWARE OF THIS ASPECT OF OUR HISTORY THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, WHO TOOK CONTROL ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH AND SHROUDED IT WITH HERO WORSHIP OF THE CONFEDERACY, AND BEAT DOWN THE MORE TROUBLING ASPECTS OF OUR HISTORY AND SO JUNETEENTH NOW, PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTANDING AN IDEA, RIGHT? WHAT'S AMAZING IN A SYSTEM, BUT THE BUY IN, STATES LIKE NEW YORK ARE NOW SAYING NEXT YEAR THAT JUNETEENTH WILL BE CELEBRATED AS A STATE HOLIDAY BUT I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPENING, A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RECENTER THE NARRATIVE WE'VE LEARNED IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND REALLY GOT DOWN TO WHO WE ARE, TO GET TO WHO WE POSSIBLY COULD BE

WE KNOW WHO WE ARE IN THIS MOMENT, AND THE BEAUTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN TRYING TO BE OUR MORE PERFECT SELF, TRYING TO BE OUR BETTER SELF THE BASE-LINE IDEALS ARE AMAZING ON OUR BEST DAY, BUT ON OUR WORST DAY, IT'S BEEN BAD, AND IT'S BEEN PRETTY BAD NOT JUST TO LEARN OUR HISTORY AND WHO WE ARE, BUT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE INTO THE FUTURE, ALISON >> TREMAIN, SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SPECIAL TONIGHT, COMING AT SUCH AND IMPORTANT TIME YOU'RE RIGHT, THIS IS A SERIES NOW

YOU'VE DONE TWO OF THEM HOPE THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING TO US >> THANK YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW A VERY HAPPY FRIDAY TO EVERYONE

LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS NOW, SAVANNAH HAS THE VERY LATEST HEADLINES FOR US WHAT A FRIDAY TREAT >> I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE TALKING TO YOU AND IT HAS FELT LIKE A LONG WEEK WE ARE STARTING OFF OUR HEADLINES WITH JUNETEENTH, COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY

TODAY SEVERAL COMPANIES LIKE TWITTER, TARGET AND AMAZON ARE HONORING JUNETEENTH AS A HOLIDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE A BUNCH OF REPORTERS AND WE WILL BE CHECKING IN WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE SHOW MEANWHILE THE MAYOR OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY ANNOUNCED ONE OF THE THREE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED ON THE FATAL SHOOTING A BREONNA TAYLOR IS BEING FIRED IN THE LETTER THE CHIEF OF POLICE TOLD THE OFFICER THAT HE VIOLATED USE OF DEADLY FORCE AS WELL AS OBEDIENCE TO RULES AND REGULATIONS AND THE MINNESOTA SENATOR, AMY KLOBUCHAR, REMOVED HERSELF AS A POSSIBLE VP PICK FOR JOE BIDEN HERE'S WHAT SHE TOLD MSNBC

>> THIS IS A HISTORIC MOMENT AND AMERICA MUST SEIZE ON THE MOMENT AND I TRULY BELIEVE AS I TOLD THE VICE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT WHEN I CALLED HIM THAT I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT TO PUT A WOMAN OF COLOR ON THAT TICKET >> BITING RESPONDED TO THAT TELLING THE SENATOR SHE HAS A GREAT AND DETERMINATION TO DO ANYTHING SHE SETS HER MIND TO >>> A TOTAL REVERSAL, THEY WILL IN FACT REQUIRE GUESTS TO WEAR MASKS WHEN THE COMPANY STARTS REOPENING JULY 15 THIS FOLLOWS THE INTENT THAT CAME AFTER THE CEO TOLD VARIETY THAT THEY WOULD NOT FORCE MASS QUERYING AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO BE DRAWN INTO A POLITICAL CONTROVERSY AND A NEW STATEMENT TODAY, AMC SAID IT CHANGED POLICIES AFTER LISTING CONCERNS OF CUSTOMERS AND HELP EXPERTS AND THE NEW YORK GOVERNOR DELIVERED HIS FINAL DAILY CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING EARLIER TODAY

OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS NEW YORK WENT FROM THE EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC TO HAVING THE LOWEST TRANSMISSION RATE YET >> TODAY I ASK YOU, WHY DID IT TAKE A CRIME SYSTEM TO BRING US TOGETHER AND WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT URGE US TO REALIZE WE ARE THE SAME COMMUNITY AND THE SAME FAMILY AND WE ALL BENEFIT WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER AND ISN'T THAT WHAT WE REALLY SHOWED OVER THE PAST 111 DAYS >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE AND PLANS TO DO BRIEFINGS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS I KNOW YOUR NEW YORK STATE AND I LIVE IN MY APARTMENT IN NEW YORK CITY UNTIL ONE WEEK AGO AND IT IS CERTAINLY A SOURCE OF SOME COMFORT AND MESSY TV >> THERE ARE A HOST OF HOMOSEXUALS THAT WILL BE VERY UPSET NEXT WEEK

>> IT WOULD BE LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON QUESTION MARK AND IT WAS GOOD NEWS AND WE WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE >>> SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH MAYBE HE WILL COME BACK EVERY NOW AND AGAIN >>> PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY MARCHING AND DEMONSTRATING AND CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH TODAY ON THIS DAY BACK IN 1865, THE LAST ENSLAVED AMERICANS READ THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION AND MORE THAN TWO YEARS AFTER FINALLY LEARNING THEY WERE FREE AND TODAY 155 YEARS LATER, LIKE AMERICANS AND ALLIES ARE OBSERVING THE HISTORIC DAY AND PROTESTING MSNBC CORRESPONDENT IS AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON DC AND IT LOOKS LIKE A BIG CROWD BEHIND YOU

>> IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTING DAY WITH THE MAKES OF CELEBRATION AND DEMONSTRATION PART PROTEST AND CONTINUATION OF THE MOVE WE HAVE SEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO GIVE YOU LOOK AT THE SCENE, THIS IS A FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO GATHERED EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM ON THE MALL THEY MARCHED THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND CONCLUDING HERE FIRST AT MLK AND ARE CONCLUDING HERE OUTSIDE OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND ONE OF SEVERAL DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS DC I THINK THIS IS A HOMETOWN FEEL AND A LOT OF THE PROTESTS ARE HAPPENING IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS WERE THEY LIVE AND WORK AND IT DOES NOT HAVE QUITE THE SAME FEELING AS WHEN PEOPLE WERE FLOODING THE AREA TO TAKE PART AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD

>> WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HOMETOWN FOLKS TELLING YOU THAT THEY HOPE WILL COME OUT OF THE MOVEMENT? >> IT RUNS IN PARALLEL TO THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND GROWS OFF OF THE REACTION TO THE GEORGE FLOYD DEATH AND THE KILLING A BREONNA TAYLOR THAT IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE BUT IT IS ABOUT ADDRESSING INEQUITIES IN HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND REALLY ACROSS THE SOCIAL SECTOR THERE AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE I TALKED TO MADE THE POINT THAT THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR GOVERNMENT , THE BIGGER CORPORATIONS IN THE COUNTRY DIGGING ON THE ISSUE AND NOT JUST GIVE STATEMENTS BUT JOINED THEM IN THE FIGHT AND I THINK THE MOMENT CAPTURED THIS IDEA THE BEST TAKE A LISTEN >> CAN YOU REALLY HANDLE IT ? ARE YOU REALLY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER? ARE YOU REALLY FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION? >> THERE IT IS WITH CONNECTED TISSUE BACK TO THE PROTESTS RELATING TO THE START OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE 1960S AND IT IS ALL CONNECTED AND THE FOLKS I'M TALKING TO WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT A DROP OFF IN ATTENTION BEING PAID TO THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND THEY WANT THIS TO STAY FRONT AND CENTER >> ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> JUNETEENTH EVENTS AND RALLIES IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY TODAY AND THAT'S WHERE WE FIND NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT WHERE ARE YOU AND WHAT IS GOING ON THERE >> Reporter: I'M IN BROOKLYN RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE FAMOUS BROOKLYN LIBRARY HERE AT THE CIRCLE AND WE'VE GOT A CROWD OF PEOPLE AND IT IS A CELEBRATION AND THEIR THEY ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE AND MAKE HISTORY AS THEY ARE CELEBRATING THERE HAVE BEEN SPEECHES, DRUMMERS AND BIKERS WHO ARE RIDERS OF FREEDOM AND PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY ARE OUT HERE BECAUSE WHILE THERE IS A VERY DIVERSE CROWD THAT HAVE A COMMON GOAL AND IT IS ABOUT BRINGING AWARENESS TO PEOPLE AND THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS OR SO AND THAT IS THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THAT DOES NOT GO AWAY AND TO REMEMBER THIS DAY IS A DAY OF FREEDOM FOR AFRICAN- AMERICANS

IT IS A DIVERSE CROWD WITH SOME COMMON GOALS LISTEN TO WHAT A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TOLD US >> I WANT TO SEE SOME HISTORY BEHIND IT ALL AND WHY THE WORLD IS THE WAY IT IS TODAY THE POLICE CAN MAKE A CHANGE WHEN IT'S THEIR TURN >> I CAME OUT BECAUSE AS OF WHITE PEOPLE I THINK IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR US TO UNDERSTAND OUR ROLE IN WHITE SUPREMACY AND BLACK RACISM AND TO TEACH MY CHILDREN THAT WE ARE PROTESTING THAT THERE ARE INJUSTICES AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE THAT WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE AND WE HAVE PRIVILEGE IN SO MANY WAYS IN THE SOCIETY AND WE NEED TO WORK ACTIVELY TO DISMANTLE SYSTEMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DONE IS A COUPLE DAYS AGO HE SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER MAKING TODAY A PAID HOLIDAY FOR STATE WORKERS AND THE GOVERNOR SAID HE INTENDS TO PRESENT LEGISLATION NEXT YEAR TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A STATE HOLIDAY FOR ALL WORKERS >> WE HEARD AS WELL THE MAYOR ANNOUNCING JUNETEENTH WILL BE AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY >> IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE ON THE SAME PAGE AND THE CITY HOLIDAY WILL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY AND THE RECOGNITION IS SOMETHING THAT'S IMPORTANT AND GOING ON BEHIND ME AS PART OF THE CELEBRATION THAT IS GOING ON BUT ONE THING WE HAVE HEARD A LOT IS THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE ACTION THAT IS OUT IN THE STREETS IS FOLLOWED UP BY ACTION AT THE POLLS WE WERE AT A LOCATION SHORT DISTANCE FROM HERE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM AND IT IS OPEN TODAY AND THE PRIMARIES COMING UP AND WE WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE AS EARLY AS THEY NEED TO >> THAT THE MESSAGE WE HAVE BEEN HEARING AND PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE MOMENTUM AND PASSION CARRIES FORWARD

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THIS MORNING A GIANT BLACK LIVES MODEL MURAL APPEARED IN THE STREETS OF ATLANTA WITH YELLOW LETTERING ON THE BELTLINE PAINTED OVERNIGHT SIMILAR TO MURALS IN WASHINGTON DC, CHARLOTTE AND SEATTLE AND TODAY IN ATLANTA THE TWO OFFICERS CHARGE IN RAYSHARD BROOKS' KILLING CHARGED >> Reporter: WE WERE EXPECTING TO SEE THE FORMER OFFICER, GARRETT ROLFE, AT LEAST BY VIDEOCONFERENCE THAT THEY BOTH WAIVED THEIR RIGHT TO APPEAR TODAY THE JUDGE SAID NEITHER OF THEM WOULD BE COMING TO COURT IN PERSON OR BY VIDEOCONFERENCE AND BECAUSE OF THE SEVERITY OF THE CHARGES HE WAS NOT IN A POSITION TO GRANT THE BOND HE WILL REMAIN IN CUSTODY AND THE JUDGE DOES EXPECT THE LEGAL TEAM TO PRESENT SOME KIND OF MOTION FOR HEARING OR SOME TYPE OF MOTION TO GET A BOND FOR HIS CLIENTS BUT AT THIS TIME BECAUSE OF THE SEVERITY OF THE CHARGES, HE IS NOT IN A POSITION TO DO THAT

MOVING FORWARD HE WILL BE DETAINED AND HE WAS FORMERLY AT THE FULTON COUNTY JAIL AND THERE WERE SECURITY ISSUES AND HE WAS MOVED TO A COUNTY OUTSIDE OF THE CITY I THINK FOR SAFETY REASONS AS THE CASE MOVES FORWARD, WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THE GRAND JURY WILL NOT HEAR THE CASE UNTIL THE FALL AND WE DO EXPECT TO SEE SOME TYPE OF LEGAL ACTION BUT JUST NOT TODAY >>> THE MAYOR OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA AND POISING HER CURFEW AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT'S RALLY TOMORROW THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT TRENT PROTESTERS AND THEY HAVE BEEN LINED UP FOR DAYS TO GET INTO THE RALLY WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT IT?>> Reporter: RIGHT NOW WE ARE STANDING IN THE GREENWOOD DISTRICT AND YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME THAT THIS IS PART OF THE GOP CELEBRATION THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THIS WAS PLANNED BEFORE THE PRESIDENT WAS INTENDED TO, BUT THIS IS THE DAY THEY ARE CELEBRATING THE FREEDOM IN GALVESTON TEXAS BUT IT ALSO COMES ON THE HILLS HONORING THE LEGACY OF THAT RACE MASSACRE THAT HAPPENED BACK IN 1921 WITH 300 BLACK PEOPLE IN THE CITY DIE, 800 WERE HURT AND 1000 PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS BUT A SERIES OF LEADERS CAME INTO THE AREA AND TRY TO DESTROY IT AND THIS IS THE HEART OF BLACK LIVES HERE SO HISTORICALLY THIS IS WHERE THEY CALLED IT BLACK WALL STREET WITH MORE THAN 30 BLOCKS OF MOVIE THEATERS AND BUSTLING BUSINESSES AND A PLACE FOR BLACK PEOPLE TO CONVENE AND THAT'S WHY THE PEOPLE ARE HAVING FELLOWSHIP HERE BUT NOT FAR FROM THE MIND IS THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ON HIS WAY AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT RESIDENTS DESCRIBED AS A SLAP IN THE FACE

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE TIMING AND WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU WANT TO SEND? >> IT IS A SLAP IN THE FACE, THE BLACK COMMUNITY, HISTORY OF WHAT HAPPENED BACK IN 1921 AND THE RACE MASSACRE AND HEAR YOUR ON HOLY GROUND AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DIED MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN BURNED WITH THE WHITE MOBS DROPPING BOMBS ON BUSINESSES AND HOMES AND CHURCHES AND THE PRESIDENT OR HIS STAFF OR WHOEVER TO PLAN OR SCHEDULE A RALLY ON A DAY THAT WE CELEBRATE FREEDOM AND BEING THE 99th YEAR OF THE RACE MASSACRE IS A DISGRACE IT IS BEYOND BITTER AND A LOT OF THE BUSINESSES ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED IN HIS DECISION- MAKING TO HAVE A RALLY RIGHT HERE IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA WHICH A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THIS IS A RACIST STATE AND WE HAVE DEALT WITH THAT I'M FROM HERE AND I WAS RAISED ON GREENWOOD AND I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE MASSACRE WHEN I WAS 9

5 YEARS OLD >> Reporter: YOU FEEL LIKE THERE'S A RACE PROBLEM TODAY? >> BIG TIME A LOT OF THINGS IN TULSA OKLAHOMA, THERE'S A LOT OF REDLINING LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE LEFT A BLACK WALL STREET THIS WAS GREENWOOD HISTORIC DISTRICT AND SO INCIDENTS IN THIS HIGHWAY HERE WAS DELIBERATELY PUT HERE TO DIVIDE THE COMMUNITY TO PUSH THE BLACK COMMUNITY OUT >> Reporter: YOU HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT THOSE DISPARITIES THAT HE FEELS STILL EXIST BUT THEY ARE ALSO SUPPORTED NUMERICALLY BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT ONE OF THE LAST RESIDENTS HERE THEY HAVE TWICE THE RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND BLACK POVERTY IS 34% COMPARED TO 13% FOR WHITE TULSA RESIDENCE >> I KNOW THERE ARE ALSO HEALTH CONCERNS, NOT ONLY AS THE EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE ON JUNETEENTH BUT ALSO HAPPENING IN THE MIDST OF THE CURRENT VIRUS PANDEMIC AND THE PANDEMIC THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSED MANY TIMES AND DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTING BLACK AMERICANS

>> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT AND THE CITY HAS TRIED TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE RESIDENTS ARE SAFE AND THEY WALKED OFF CERTAIN AREAS WHERE THE TRUMP RALLY WILL BE HELD BUT ALSO WHEN IT COMES TO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE HERE ARE SAYING, ARE WE REALLY SAFE THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CURFEW SET FOR 10:00 PM TO 6:00 AM

AND THE PRESIDENT TWEETED SAYING THE MAYOR SAID THERE WOULD NOT BE A CURFEW THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS IN THE AIR AS CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUED TO SURGE THIS AREA HAS SEEN THE HIGHEST SPIKE CONSECUTIVELY IN TERMS OF RECENT DAYS AND THAT IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT IS ON EVERYONE'S MIND >> THANK YOU, SO MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

IT'S A 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 RETALIATE WITH ANGER BUT WITH LOVE AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE HERE BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY >>> THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING THAT A PANDEMIC AND NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >> WE WILL TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> THERE IS A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW

>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOUR- PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY >> HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DO NOT PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE IS TO KEEP HER SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> I WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE ARE NOT

>> I WATCH 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 FEEL DIFFERENT BUT NOT TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW 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

>> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THEY ARE LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THEY ARE BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AND STAGES >> SO WE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT LIFE HERE >> IT DOES NOT 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 FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> WE CAN SEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP LASHING OUT AT THE MEDIA TODAY OVER A NEW POLL THAT SHOWS JOE BIDEN WIDENING HIS LEAD AHEAD OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION AND IN THE POLL HE HAS A 12% LEAD OVER THE PRESIDENT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOIN ME NOW WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT SAYING ABOUT THE POLL NUMBERS? >> HE TWEETED SAYING ESSENTIALLY THAT FOX NEWS IS OUT WITH ANOTHER OF THEIR PHONY POLLS DONE BY THE SAME GROUP OF HATERS THAT GOT IT EVEN MORE WRONG IN 2016 AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER HE BASICALLY IS SAYING THAT THE POLLS ARE WRONG AND THAT ALL THE POLLS WERE IN 2016 THAT SHOWED HE WOULD LOSE TO HILLARY CLINTON AND HE DIDN'T BUT WE KNOW HE HAS A HISTORY OF REALLY DIGGING IN AND PUSHING BACK ON FOX NEWS POLLS IN PARTICULAR

FOX NEWS IS NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS A POLL OUT THERE SHOWS THE PRESIDENTS TRAILING BEHIND JOE BIDEN NOT ONLY NATIONALLY BUT IN KEY STATES WE HAD OUR OWN POLL AND WE REPORTED ON THE PRESIDENT'S MAINTAINED CAMPAIGN INTERNAL POLL SHOWING HE HAS THIS PROBLEM BUT THE MESSAGE FROM HIM PUBLICLY IS THE POLLS ARE WRONG AND HE WILL PULL OUT A WIN LIKE YOU DID IN 2016 AND SHOW EVERYONE THAT THEY ARE WRONG HE ALSO HAS A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOX WHEN IT COMES TO POLLS AND HAS TRIED TO LEAN AND TO OTHER CONSERVATIVE NEWS OUTLETS AS A RESULT OF THIS AND POPPING UP ON THE NETWORK AND SINCLAIR BUT HIS CAMPAIGN WAS ON FOX NEWS EARLIER TODAY AND STARTED TO SAY THAT THEY SHOW POLLS AND THEY THINK IT SHOWS THE PRESIDENT DOING BETTER BUT THAT DOES NOT TRACK WITH ALL THE OTHER POLLING WE HAVE SEEN >> THE NOVEMBER ELECTION IS FOUR MONTHS AWAY WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT CONSIDER THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO HIS REELECTION? >> HE HAD A NEW INTERVIEW OUT WITH POLITICO WHERE HE SAYS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO HIS REELECTION IS THAT HIS CAMPAIGN LOSES ALL OF THE LAWSUITS THAT THEY HAVE AND ARE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THE LAWSUITS TO TRY TO BLOCK THE BROADENING OF THE VOTING

MAIL IN VOTING IN THE PRESIDENT 'S VIEW IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO HIS REELECTION AND HAS SAID REPEATEDLY THAT IS FRAUD IN MAIL MAIL IN VOTING AND I SHOULD NOTE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF WIDESPREAD FRAUD IN MAIL IN VOTING AND BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE THE PANDEMIC AND ARE EXPECTED TO STILL BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC COME NOVEMBER, THERE'S A LOT OF WAYS THAT STATES ARE LOOKING AT TRYING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN DO IT SAFELY SO THEY ARE NOT HAVING TO GO TO THE POLLS PHYSICALLY AND THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO WALK A FINE LINE AND ARE PUSHING BACK ON MAIL IN VOTING AND AT THE SAME TIME THEY NEED VOTERS TO VOTE BY MAIL SPECIFICALLY PEOPLE IN FLORIDA , ELDERLY FOLKS WHO COME FROM THE MIDWEST AND ARE IN FLORIDA FOR THE WINTER START HEADING TO FLORIDA VERY SOON BEFORE THE SUMMER ENDS I ASKED HIM ABOUT IT A FEW MONTHS AGO AND HE SAID I DO IT BECAUSE I CAN AND I LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THERE ARE NUMBER PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING THAT THERE IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS OR ARE AFRAID OF GETTING SICK AND THEY SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN SAY THAT IS NOT THE BEST CASE AND THE REASON THAT THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT WANT WIDESPREAD MAIL IN VOTING AS MORE PEOPLE VOTE LESS LIKELY IT IS HE WILL WHEN THE REELECTION

>> I CANNOT LET YOU GO WITHOUT ASKING ONE QUESTION ABOUT JOHN BOLTON'S UPCOMING BOOK WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING HIM A LIAR AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME TRUMP HAS SAID THAT ABOUT SOMEONE HOW IS THE PRESIDENT DEFENDING HIS HIRING DECISIONS? >> HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE THAT SOUNDBITE >> WHY DO YOU KEEP HIRING PEOPLE — >> SO THAT SORT OF SUMS UP HOW MUCH HE WANTS TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION I WILL SAY THAT THE PRESS SECRETARY WAS ASKED THE SAME QUESTION AND SHE SAID ESSENTIALLY THE PRESIDENT WANTS A TEAM OF RIVALS AND LIKES DIVERSITY SHE SAID SOMETIMES ARRIVALS PROVE THE LABELS TO BE TRUE AND IT WAS PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE CASE OF JOHN BOLTON I THINK YOU GOT MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR OR EXPECTED ON HIS TEAM AND JOHN BOLTON

>> I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO SEE HOW THE PRESIDENT ANSWERS THAT QUESTION THANK YOU, SO MUCH >>> AS THE NATION PUSHES FOR POLICE REFORM, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOAN POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION STARTED BY THE DOJ AND THE JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT HAS ANSWERS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS THAT THE ONE INVESTIGATION OPENED UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STILL GOING THREE YEARS LATER WITH NO RESULTS WHAT IS GOING ON? >> IT'S VERY RARE AND DIFFICULT FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO OPEN THE INVESTIGATION FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS AND ONE IS THE FORMER ATTORNEY RAISED THE BAR AND HE SAID THAT UNLIKE PRIOR ADMINISTRATIONS, THEY WERE ABLE TO DO FULL-SCALE REVIEWS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THAT IS NOT LOOKING AT ONE PLACE SAME WHETHER THE INCIDENT WAS CRIMINAL BUT BEING ABLE TO TAKE A POLICE DEPARTMENT LIKE MINNEAPOLIS AND SAY THERE ARE PATTERNS PATTERNS OR PRACTICES IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AND A RACIAL BIAS AND THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT

JEFF SESSIONS RAISED THE BAR ON THAT AND SAID THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SHOULD NOT GO THAT FAR AND THAT'S A FEDERAL OVERREACH AND THEY SHOULD NOT ALLOW LOCAL AND STATE POLICE DEPARTMENTS BUT INSTEAD ONLY ONE INVESTIGATION ACTUALLY ROSE TO THAT LEVEL AND IT IS STILL ONGOING AND IT'S EASY TO SEE WHY IT'S NOT EASY TO SEE WHY THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY CONCLUSION WHAT HAPPENED IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS THERE WAS AN INCIDENT WHERE A TWO POLICE OFFICERS HAD A COP CAR STOLEN AND THEY CHASE DOWN THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SUSPECTED OF STEALING THIS CAR AND FOUND OUT IT WAS A GROUP OF TEENAGERS AND OUT OF EMBARRASSMENT THE OFFICERS ALLEGEDLY TOOK THE BOYS WHO WERE TEENAGERS AND TOLD THEM THAT THEY WOULD PLANT EVIDENCE ON THEM SUCH AS DRUGS TO KEEP THEM FROM TELLING THE TRUTH AND THEY SAID THEY THREATENED TO KILL THEM AND ONE WAS BITTEN WITH THE POLICE DOG AND THEY TOLD THE OTHER BOYS THEY WOULD ALSO BE SUBJECT TO THE POLICE DOG AND BITTEN IF THEY DID NOT COME CLEAN AND SAY THINGS AND AS MINORS THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO SEE THEIR PARENTS AND DURING THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF THE OFFICERS, IT CAME TO LIGHT THERE WAS A WHOLE CULTURE AT THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS WHERE THEY WERE DRINKING ON THE JOB AND EVEN HAD A VENDING MACHINE WHERE THEY TOOK OUT THE PHOTO AND REPLACED IT WITH BEER AND THEY WOULD DRINK ON DUTY DURING THE INCIDENT SOME OF THE OFFICERS HAD BEEN INEBRIATED AND THERE — I COULD GO ON AND ON THE NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS NOT ONLY THIS ONE INCIDENT BUT THROUGH ALL OF THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO HAD SERIOUS COMPLAINTS

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO OPEN ONE OF THE BROAD CULTURAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE POLICE AND THAT WAS IN THE SPRING OF 2018 AND HERE WE ARE IN THE SUMMER OF 2020 AND THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING, WE ARE NOT EVEN ABLE TO SEE WHO THEY INTERVIEWED HER WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW LONG THESE THINGS USUALLY TAKE, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OPEN ONE OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS INTO CHICAGO AND DID 340 INTERVIEWS AND WITHIN A YEAR THEY LISTED ALL THE PROBLEMS AND WENT TO A JUDGE AND CAME TO AN AGREEMENT OF HOW CHICAGO WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE CULTURE AND FOR A CITY LIKE CHICAGO AND YET THE THIRD YEAR IN A TOWN LIKE SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS WAS SEEMINGLY PRETTY OBVIOUS VIOLATIONS AND NOTHING HAS BEEN FOUND >> TO PUT THIS IN CONTEXT EVEN FURTHER, IF YOU COULD TELL US MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DOJ LAUNCHED 25 OF THESE TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS? >> THAT'S RIGHT AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHED 12 SO IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S UNHEARD OF UNDER REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION AND THIS IS A TOOL PUT INTO PLACE AFTER THE RODNEY KING TRIAL IN LA AND WE KNOW LOTS OF PROTESTS AND VIOLENCE IN LA BECAUSE OF THAT DECISION BASICALLY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WAS GIVEN THE TOOL THAT IF THEY COULD NOT GO AFTER INDIVIDUAL POLICE THAT THEY COULD LOOK AT THE BROAD CULTURE CALLED A PATTERN OR PRACTICE INVESTIGATION AND THAT WAS 25 TIMES IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND IT WAS A HUGE TOOL TO BE ABLE TO BRING JUSTICE IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI AFTER THOSE OFFICERS WERE NOT CRIMINALIZED AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO GO IN AND SAY, LET'S LOOK AT THE ENTIRE FABRIC OF THE CITY, THE WAY THEY USE THE DEBTORS PRISON THE WAY THE POLICE FORCES TARGETING WHO THEY WANT TO STOP AND WHY ARE THEY CHOOSING CERTAIN PEOPLE AND THEY COULD LOOK AT DATA AND BRING IN POLICING EXPERTS AND THEY LOOK AT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE ABLE USUALLY THROUGH NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, COME TO AN AGREEMENT AND A LOT OF TIMES IT WILL INCLUDE FOLLOWING AN INDEPENDENT MONITOR LIKE WHEN THEY HAD IN LA FOR ALMOST 12 YEARS BUT JEFF SESSIONS DECIDED THAT WAS GOING TOO FAR AND HE RAISED THE BAR NOW THE QUESTION IS, WHAT IS GOING ON IN SPRINGFIELD AND IF YOU COULD ONLY OPEN THIS ONE INVESTIGATION, WHY HAVEN'T WE HAD ANSWERS AND SHOULD WE BE ASKING OURSELVES , SHOULD THE TOOL BE USED IN A PLACE LIKE MINNEAPOLIS? >> A LOT OF QUESTIONS BEFORE I LET YOU GO I WILL HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT JOHN BOLTON'S BOOK

WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THE EFFORTS TO BLOCK THE RELEASE? >> WE ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR WHAT HAS BEEN DONE AND THERE IS A BIG UP IN THE AIR ON WHAT IS CLASSIFIED BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CAN DECIDE TO CLASSIFY ANYTHING AND IT SEEMS THE BEST TOOL THEY MAY HAVE BECAUSE THE BOOK IS ALREADY OUT THERE IN THE HANDS OF MANY REPORTERS AND I'M ON THE WAY TO PICK IT UP AS SOON AS WERE DONE WITH THIS INTERVIEW BUT WHEN THEY THINK THEY COULD DO IS KEEP MONEY FROM GOING TO JOHN BOLTON AND THAT MAY BE THEIR BEST COURSE OF ACTION AND IT IS LOOKING LIKE THAT COULD BE A LOT OF MONEY >> I DON'T WANT TO KEEP YOU ANY LONGER AND I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT IT >>> NEW YORK CITY ENTERS THE NEXT PHASE OF REOPENING ON MONDAY TODAY THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENCE TAKES US TO THE LAST COVID-19 HOSPITAL UNIT >> INSIDE THE HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUSES CHANGE DRASTICALLY >> ALARM BELLS EVERYWHERE

>> THE DOCTOR AND HER COLLEAGUES ARE STREAKING — TREATING COVID-19 BUT MUCH LESS FREQUENTLY >> THIS IS ONE OF THE ONLY COVID UNIX DEALING WITH MORE THAN 300 PATIENTS ACROSS THE HOSPITAL AND ON THIS DAY JUST SIX >> THEY ARE NOW PREPARING FOR POTENTIAL SECOND WAVE COINCIDING WITH FLU SEASON AND THEY NOW KNOW THEY CAN TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF ICU BEDS AND ON-SITE TESTING IMPROVED THAT THERE STILL A SHORTAGE OF REAGENTS NEEDING TO CONDUCT THE TESTS WHICH ARE OFTEN MADE OVERSEAS AND AS AMERICA REOPENS — >> PEOPLE ARE STILL SOCIAL DISTANCING YOU, COMPLETELY CONTROL THE CITY BUT I THINK IT WILL HELP >> ONE QUARTER OF THE PATIENTS HERE WERE CRITICALLY ILL THE DOCTOR HERSELF GOT SICK

>> I THOUGHT WE WOULD BE THE EPICENTER OF THE WORLD >> EVERYBODY HERE REMEMBERS MARCH 7, THE FIRST COVID PATIENT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WERE A BLUR OF LONG SHIFTS AND LONGER NIGHTS >> DID YOU EVER THINK IT WOULD GET AS BAD AS IT DID? >> SHE IS AN EXPERIENCE CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIAN AND EVEN FOR HER THE ONSLAUGHT WAS SHOCKING >> SEEN MY HUSBAND — SEEN A HUSBAND AND WIFE TIE TOGETHER OF COVID IN THE SAME ROOM OF THE SAME DISEASE, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT IN MY CAREER >> THE HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND IT WAS ON HER TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE ENOUGH VENTILATORS AND BEDS AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

>> THEY ARE COMING IN RAPIDLY AND DYING RAPIDLY AND WE MIGHT NOT HAVE PPE OR BEDS AND THOSE OF THE MOMENTS YOU SAY, IS EVERYONE GOING TO BE OKAY? >> THE EMERGENCY ROOM WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A COVID UNIT ALMOST OVERNIGHT AND NOW BACK TO NORMAL BUT FOR NURSES, THE EMOTIONAL SCARS ARE FRESH >> I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I WENT HOME AND CRIED ULTIMATELY, WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD DO >> EVERY NIGHT AT 7:00, SHE CHERISHES THE NEW YORKERS WHO STILL CHEER FRONT-LINE WORKERS >> IT TOOK A MOMENT IT WAS JUST ABOUT GETTING THROUGH IT AND HELPING AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN

IT'S SOMETHING I HOPE WE NEVER SEE AGAIN >> THEY WON THE BATTLE BUT THE WAR MAY NOT BE OVER >>> MORE THAN 150,000 CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION YESTERDAY, THE MOST IN A SINGLE DAY SO FAR HERE IN THE US SEARCHES IN MORE THAN 20 STATES

HERE IS WHAT ONE PERSON IN CALIFORNIA SAID >> THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP AND PATIENTS KEEP COMING IN AND IT IS CAUSING COMPLETE HAPTIC AND TO SEE THAT THEY WANT TO OPEN EVERYTHING BACK UP TO NORMAL AND THEY SAY THIS IS LIKE THE FLU BUT IS NOT THE FLU THIS IS A MONSTER

>> THE MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN JOINING ME NOW FIRST, THE NUMBERS FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THE CDC SAYS THE DEATH TOLL COULD HIT 145,000 BY MID JULY IS THE PANDEMIC TAKING A TURN FOR THE WORST? >> UNFORTUNATELY — TIME WILL TELL WHETHER IT IS GETTING WORSE OR BETTER IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER IN SOME REGIONS LIKE IN THE NORTHEAST BUT IN OTHER STATES WE ARE SEEING NOT ONLY PLATEAUING BUT ON THE RISE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC FOR A WHILE >> WE HEARD THE NURSE IN CALIFORNIA CALLED THE CORONAVIRUSES MONSTER IN CALIFORNIA SET A RECORD FOR DAILY CASES AND MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY HOW HELPFUL WILL MASKS BE, MANDATORY MASKS IN STOPPING THE SPREAD? >> WE ARE GETTING MORE DATA NOW DEMONSTRATING THE EFFICACY OF MASKS

THE CDC HAS COME OUT WITH MORE INFORMATION SHOWING THAT COVERING YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE ACTUALLY REDUCES THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER THE MASK SHOULD BE IN ADDITION TO KEEPING THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND THOSE TWO THINGS ALONG WITH WASHING YOUR HANDS ARE THREE VERY EFFECTIVE PREVENTATIVE HEALTH MEASURES FOR REDUCING THE TRANSMISSION >> SHOULD MASKS BE MANDATORY EVERYWHERE? >> THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO WEAR THE MASK WHENEVER YOU'RE OUTSIDE OR WHENEVER YOU'RE AROUND OTHER PEOPLE RIGHT NOW I'M IN MY HOME AND THERE'S NO ONE AROUND ME AND THERE'S NO NEED TO WEAR A MASK BUT IF YOU'RE OUTDOORS OR INTERACTING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CLOSELY, YOU NEED TO WEAR THE MASK >> IN OKLAHOMA WERE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A HUGE INDOOR RALLY TOMORROW, THE CASE IS ON THE RISE AND NURSING HOME VISITS ARE ALSO ALLOWED AND COVID-19 DEVASTATED SO MANY NURSING HOMES AND OLDER PEOPLE

WHAT ARE THE RISKS? >> THE FACT THAT OVER 19,000 PEOPLE NOT ONLY JUST IN TULSA BUT ALL OVER THE STATE POTENTIALLY FROM OTHER REGIONS ARE GOING TO BE CONGREGATING INDOORS AT THE BOX CENTER IN TULSA AND AN OVERFLOW BUILDING FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT , THIS IS REALLY ALARMING AND THE HEALTH DATA COMING FROM TULSA, I CANNOT RECALL THE LAST TIME I HAVE SEEN A GRAPH THAT IS ALMOST VERTICAL IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF CASES AND AS WE KNOW IT IS GOING TO LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH AND TODAY ON JUNETEENTH WE KNOW THAT THE PANDEMIC IS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTING NOT ONLY OLDER PEOPLE, PEOPLE OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR >> A LOT OF PEOPLE SOUNDING THE ALARM SAYING IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA TAKE YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US >>> NEARLY 2 DOZEN STATES ARE SEEN A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES AND SOME HOSPITALS IN CALIFORNIA EVEN RUNNING OUT OF ICU BEDS

HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE SHOULDERING THE BRUNT OF THE PANDEMIC >> THIS IS VERY SAD AND UNFORTUNATE AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE ANY OF THIS IN MY LIFETIME ARE LITTLE TIME IS GETTING RANSACKED IT IS GETTING BEAT UP BY THIS HORRIBLE MONSTER THAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS >> WE ARE SO FULL AND HAVE SO MANY CRITICAL PATIENTS THAT THE STATE IS HELPING US TO FIND ICU BEDS AND SO WE ARE CONSTANTLY FLYING OUTPATIENTS

AND BECAUSE OF THE WAY COVID IS, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THEIR FAMILY EVEN IF THEY ARE HOSPITALIZED SO IT COULD BE WE OR IT COULD BE THE LAST TIME THAT THEY SEE THEIR FAMILY >> MY MOTHER WORKS HERE AND EVERY TIME I SEE HER GOING INTO A ROOM, MY HEART BREAKS AND IT'S A CONSTANT ANXIETY REALIZING THAT I'M STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE AND JUST TO SEE THAT THEY WANT TO OPEN EVERYTHING BACK UP BACK TO NORMAL AND THEY SAY THIS IS LIKE THE FLU BUT THIS IS NOT THE FLU, IT'S A MONSTER AND WREAKS HAVOC ON YOUR ENTIRE BODY AT THE WHOLE SYSTEMATIC DISEASE

>> IT'S BEEN INTERESTING WAKING UP TO THE NEWS THAT IT'S STILL A DEBATE HERE IN ARIZONA I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT FREEDOM IS BEEN STRIPPED FROM THEM I GET IT BUT IT'S A PIECE OF CLOTH ON YOUR FACE AND IT AFFECTS THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF AND I UNDERSTAND THAT

BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THIS >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER BUT WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE AND THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY >> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC AND NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE >> IF IT GETS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE

>> >> THERE ARE NUMBER THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> IN NOVEMBER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY >> HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>> WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST- RACIAL AMERICA THAT WE ARE RANTING REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT IT >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW 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

>> THE MOBILE FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILY >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEK IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT LIFE HERE >> IT DOES NOT 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 FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART BUT THE BRAVE >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE ON THE RISE AS STATES CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD WITH REOPENING AND EXPERTS WORRY THAT FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEW EPICENTER

>> THE HUMAN TOLL OF A MONTH- LONG EPIDEMIC WEIGHING HEAVY ON THE HEARTS OF ICU NURSES >> THE ICUS ARE FULL AND WE ARE STRUGGLING >> THE PAIN SITS ON THE FACES OF FAMILY MEMBERS GRIEVING >> WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER BREAK DOWN , SHE LOST HER SISTER AND A NEPHEW AND SHE LOST HER BEST FRIEND >> THE TESTIMONIAL REVEALING THE CRISIS THAT SEEMS TO WORRY BY THE DAY ARIZONA POPPED ANOTHER DAILY RECORD OF 2500 CASES IN TEXAS HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 95% SINCE MEMORIAL DAY AND FLORIDA, 16 STRAIGHT DAYS OF 1000+ POSITIVE TEST WITH THE NEW MODEL SUGGESTING THE SUNSHINE STATE IS THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER

>> THE STATE OF THE WHOLE IS AT HIGH RISK FOR GOING TO AN UNCONTROLLED STATE WITH THE EPIDEMIC >> THE DOCTOR SAYS PEOPLE REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS LIKELY PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE >> IF YOU'RE WEARING A MASK IT REDUCES DRAMATICALLY THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS THAT IS SPREAD AROUND THAT CAN INFECT THEIR NEIGHBOR >> THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR REQUIRING RESIDENCE TO WEAR MASKS AND MOST INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SETTINGS THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR FINALLY RELENTING TO CALLS FROM MAYORS

>> THEY REQUESTED THE ABILITY TO MANDATE MASKS AND WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE AND UPDATE THE GUIDANCE >> THE TEXAS HEAD OF STATE GRANTEE LEEWAY TO COUNTIES WHO HAVE BEEN ACTING ON THEIR OWN AND THIS COMES AS 13 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE OR PRESENT POSITIVE AND NOW STUDENTS WILL BE RETURNING TO CAMPUS THIS FALL THE MASK ISSUE UNMASKING TENSIONS IN MONTGOMERY ALABAMA PROPOSED MANDATE FAILED IN A DEADLOCK WITH EVERYONE COUNCILMEMBER BOATING NO AND EVERY BLACK COUNCILMEMBER VOTING YES >>> HOW COULD YOU TELL THEM NO ? >> MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE WEARING MASKS DURING THE PANDEMIC, PROTECTING THEIR HEALTH BUT ALSO HURTING THE ENVIRONMENT

HOW COVID-19 PPE IS ENDING UP IN OUR OCEANS >> WHAT'S HELPING TO PROTECT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS COULD LEAVE DEVASTATING EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT THE SHEER VOLUME OF DISCARDED PPE HAS ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST SOUNDING THE ALARM >> BECAUSE OF COVID THERE IS A LOT MORE PPE ENDING UP IN THE OCEAN ALL OTHER PLASTICS IN THE OCEAN IS GOING TO BE CAUSING PROBLEMS >> WE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE A HEALTH PROBLEM AND CREATING ANOTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE

>> IS FOCUSING ON ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD WIDESPREAD MASS USAGE IS SPREAD AND ONLY FOUR COVID-19 DEBTS SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN >> YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND ANYONE IN HONG KONG WHO IS NOT WEARING A MASKS AND THEY ARE READILY AVAILABLE AND MORE COUNTRIES ARE FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ESTIMATED WE NEED 89 MILLION MASKS FOR MEDICAL WORKERS PER MONTH SO IMAGINE THE ENTIRE POPULATION WORLDWIDE, EVERY SINGLE DAY >> COULD THERE BE AN ALTERNATIVE? RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING N95 MEDICAL GRADE MASK LETTER BIODEGRADABLE >> THEY ARE DESIGNED USING WOOD BASE PULP FORMED INTO PASSIVE PART ON THE OUTSIDE AND FILTRATION IN THE FRONT AND THE BREATHING HAPPENED THROUGH THE FILTRATION AND AFTER USE THESE MATERIALS, YOU COULD TAKE THE WHOLE MASK AND DEPOSIT IT INTO A COMPOST

>> WITH THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 FAR FROM OVER THE PROBLEM WITH MASKS IS NOT GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON AND NEITHER ARE CALLS TO MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT END UP WHERE THEY SHOULDN'T >> HAS THE CORONAVIRUS BEEN GIVING DRUG TRAFFICKING ABUSED? WE SPOKE WITH OFFICIALS THAT A PORT IN ANTWERP ABOUT THE INCREASED COCAINE SHIPMENT >> WE HAVE SEEN GLOBAL TRADE STRUGGLED DURING THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC EVEN THOUGH PORTS LIKE THIS ONE IN ANTWERP IN BELGIUM ARE BUSY WITH 10 MILLION CONTAINERS PASSING THROUGH EVERY YEAR AND THE SURPRISING GROWTH AND THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN COCAINE TRAFFICKING >> THIS WEEK THE BELGIAN AUTHORITIES PRYING OPEN CRATES OF MANGO, ANOTHER SHIPMENT, BAGS OF COFFEE CONCEALING MORE THAN ONE TON OF COCAINE, CORONAVIRUS MAY HAVE DEVASTATED LOCAL BUSINESSES BUT OFFICIALS HUNTING DRUGS HERE HAS SEEN A BOOM >> SPECIFICALLY ON THE FLOW OF COCAINE INTO ANTWERP

WE HAVE NOT SEEN A DECLINE >> HE IS THE SENIOR AGENT AND BELGIAN AND SAID THE TOP INVESTIGATOR WORKS CLOSELY WITH THEM FOR REASON >> FOR EVERY LOAD THAT MAKES IT INTO THE LUCRATIVE COCAINE MARKET OF EUROPE, IT STRENGTHENS THE GROUPS IN SOUTH AMERICA THAT CAN SEND THEIR COCAINE TO THE UNITED STATES >> AHEAD OF THE CUSTOMS FORCE, CHRISTIAN IS TRYING TO CONTAIN THE COCAINE CASCADE SPIKING ALONGSIDE THE PANDEMIC >> THIS YEAR UP UNTIL NOW IT EXCEEDS THIS HERE

AND IT HAS BEEN IN RELATION TO SEIZURES >> SOME 22 TONS OF COKE HAS BEEN SEIZED IN ANTWERP ALONE THANKS TO ?-RAY THE TECHNOLOGY DESIGNED THE SPOT IT AND HE SOMETIMES HELPS SELECT THE TRUCKS AND IT'S REFOCUSED THEIR EFFORTS ON SEABORNE CONTAINERS >> MARITIME WAS ONE OF THE FEW TRANSPORTATION SECTOR ERRORS THAT WAS ALLOWED TO REMAIN OPERATING ALMOST UNABATED >> THE TRANSATLANTIC COLLABORATION HAD BEEN EFFECTIVE NOT ONLY FOR THE COST BUT FOR THE CRIMINALS IN SOUTH AMERICA, DRUGS ARE OFTEN HIDDEN INSIDE COMMERCIAL CONTAINERS AND SHIPPED TO ANTWERP AND DISTRIBUTED

THIS PORT SIZE ANGIOGRAPHY MAKES IT NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO PULLEYS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS THE INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES HAVE NOTICED A SURGE IN SEIZURES >> ALL THAT COCAINE CAPTURED EN ROUTE TO ANTWERP REPRESENTS A FRACTION AND EVEN BEFORE COVID-19 THAT TRANSLATES INTO BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARRIVING EACH YEAR MAKING IT THE UNDISPUTED COCAINE CAPITAL OF EUROPE >> THE HISTORY OF TRADE DATES BACK CENTURIES BUT IT IS THE FUTURE THAT CONCERNS MANY INVOLVED IN TRACKING THE TRAFFICKERS >> THERE WAITING UNTIL THE SITUATION GETS BACK TO NORMAL AND THAT WOULD BE THE MOMENT WITH COCAINE GOING TO OTHER CONTINENTS

>> IT HAS NOT CRUSHED THE COCAINE TRADE BUT FORCE THE CARTELS TO BE MORE CREATIVE AS CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS LOOSEN, US OFFICIALS SAY EVEN LARGER DRUG STOCKPILES COULD SOON BE SHIPPING OUT >> THE THINKING AMONGST INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES IS THERE ARE STILL HUGE QUANTITIES OF COCAINE BEING PRODUCED IN COUNTRIES LIKE COLUMBIA THAT HAVE BEEN STORED IN LATIN AMERICAN WAREHOUSES WAITING TO BE SENT TO EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND TO THE LARGEST GLOBAL MARKET

>> MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE OBSERVING JUNE TEAM AND SOME OF THEM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AS OUR COUNTRY PROTEST RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY TONIGHT AT A CLOCK PM EASTERN CHECK OUT CAN YOU HEAR US NOW, JUNETEENTH IS SPECIAL

AND JOINING ME NOW IS TRUE MAINLY TELL US ABOUT THE SPECIAL >> I'M SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU THIS SPECIAL WE ARE IN THE MOMENT WHERE EVERYONE IS HAVING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA AND WHAT IT MEANS BUT NOW WE ARE ABLE TO GET IN THE GRANULAR WAY SO TONIGHT YOU CAN FIND IT ALL OVER THE PLACE AND CONTINUING THE CAN YOU HEAR IS NOW SERIES AND WE DID 12 WEEKS AGO AND THIS IS BRINGING GREAT THINKERS AND BRILLIANT THINKERS HELPING US UNDERSTAND ON THIS DAY WHEN WE COMMEMORATE THE FREEDOM OF EMANCIPATED PEOPLE AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS AND ARE WE ACTUALLY FREE ARE BLACK FOLKS FREE IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE OR EDUCATION OR IF YOUR BODY IS NOT POLICED OR CRIMINALIZED

THE VULNERABILITIES AND FUNDAMENTALLY IT ENGAGES WITH THE IDEA OF FREEDOM AND IT IS A CORE TENANT OF WHAT AMERICA SAYS IT IS AND HAVE WE LIVED UP TO THE PROMISES AND IDEALS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE SPECIAL >> IT WILL BE FANTASTIC AND IT IS SUCH GREAT POINT YOU BROUGHT UP, I SAW AMERICAN'S LEGS OUT ON PEOPLES YARDS AND WE TALK SO MUCH ABOUT AMERICA AND THE HOME OF THE FREE BUT WE ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS THESE DAYS ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT AND HOW WE NEED TO LIVE UP TO THAT AND IT FEELS LIKE OUR COUNTRY IS WAKING UP TO SYSTEMIC RACISM IN A WAY THAT MAY BE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE TODAY IS JUNETEENTH, HOW WOULD YOU SAY JUNETEENTH IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR GIVEN ALL THAT IS GOING ON AND ALL THE CONVERSATIONS WE ARE HAVING? >> IT IS AMAZING NOT CYNICAL BUT I STUDY HISTORY AND I SEE HOW THE PENDULUM GOES BACK AND FORTH AND THERE'S A TIME EVERY ENLIGHTENMENT AND PROGRESS I ALSO NOTE DATES LIKE JUNETEENTH AND IT TOOK 2

5 YEARS FOR PEOPLE IN TEXAS TO GET WORD OF EMANCIPATION AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF JUNETEENTH AND ARE UNAWARE OF THIS ASPECT OF OUR HISTORY AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE ESPECIALLY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR WHO TOOK CONTROL ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH AND SHROUDED IT WITH HERO WORSHIP OF THE CONFEDERACY AND DEEP DOWN THE MORE TROUBLING ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY AND ASPECTS THAT WE SEE IT'S CONNECTED TO THE DAY AND JUNETEENTH NOW PEOPLE UNDERSTAND AND IDEA AND FREEDOM AND THIS YEAR FEELS DIFFERENT BECAUSE WHAT'S AMAZING IS NOT ONLY THE CORPORATE BUY-IN WHICH SOME MAY BE SKEPTICAL OF BUT STATES LIKE NEW YORK ARE SAYING NEXT YEAR THAT JUNETEENTH WILL BE CELEBRATED AS A STATE HOLIDAY BUT IT IS A GREAT OPENING AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE SOME OF THE NARRATIVES WE'VE LEARNED AND IT REALLY GETS DOWN TO WHO WE ARE TO GET TO YOU WE POSSIBLY COULD BE WE KNOW WHERE WE HAVE BEEN AND HERE WE ARE IN THIS MOMENT AND THE BEAUTY OF AMERICA AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN TRYING TO BE THE MORE PERFECT SELF AND BETTER SELF AND THE BASELINE IS AMAZING ON OUR BEST DAYS BUT ON HER WORST DAYS, IT HAS BEEN BAD BUT IT'S OPPORTUNITIES TO NOT JUST LEARN OUR HISTORY THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE INTO THE FUTURE >> SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SPECIAL AND IT'S COMING AT SUCH AN IMPORTANT TIME THIS IS A SERIES SO I HOPE THEY WILL BE MORE COMING AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING TO US ABOUT IT

>>> TULSA, OKLAHOMA, THE CENTER OF A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILURE TO DETECT BLACK AMERICANS AND CRAIG MELVIN HAS THE STORY OF TWO TULSA BROTHERS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED AND SPENT DECADES IN PRISON >> HE HAS BEEN IN PRISON FOR 28 YEARS FOR MURDER HE SWEARS HE DID NOT COMMIT HE SAYS HE HAS SPENT ALMOST EVERY DAY TRYING TO PROVE HIS INNOCENCE >> OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, WILL WAS A POINT WHERE HE THOUGHT THAT I'M GOING TO DIE HERE? >> THE TIMES YOUR DENIED IN COURT, YOU JUST WANT TO SAY GIVE SOMETIMES >> HIS DAUGHTER WAS BORN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AFTER HER FATHER STARTED HIS LIFE SENTENCE

>> I FELT LIKE I WAS FAILING HER AND IT FELT LIKE IT WAS NOT EVEN MY FAULT >> A 2017 STUDY OF THE NATIONAL EXONERATION REGISTRY SAID SHOWED INNOCENT BACK PEOPLE ARE SOMETIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE CONVICTED OF MURDER AN INNOCENT WHITE PEOPLE HIS LAWYER WAS CONVINCED THAT COREY WAS ONE OF THEM AND TRACK DOWN A MAN WHO SAID POLICE THREATENED HIM WITH JAIL TIME WHEN HE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IF HE DID NOT SAY COREY WAS THE SHOOTER >> PARTWAY THROUGH THE TESTIMONY HE SAID WHAT I JUST TESTIFIED TO IS NOT THE TRUTH AND I WAS TOLD TO SAY BY THE DETECTIVES AND I DID NOT SEE COREY DO ANYTHING

>> WHAT HE LANGUISHED IN PRISON ANOTHER NO TULSA MAN NAMED MALCOLM SCOTT HAS INSISTED FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT HE TOO WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER AN UNBELIEVEABLY MALCOLM WAS THE YOUNGER BROTHER >> YOUR BROTHER TOLD US THAT HE FEELS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU GOING TO PRISON >> THERE IS NO BLAME AND I DEFINITELY CANNOT HOLD HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMETHING THE DIED — THAT I DID NOT DO

>> WHEN WITNESSES AGAINST MALCOLM ALSO RECANTED, IT WAS DONE AND IT WAS TIME FOR THEM TO HAVE A ANOTHER DAY IN COURT >> WE MADE A PACT WITH EACH OTHER WE'RE UNITED % FIRST % ONE" WATCH CAN THE WHOLE STORY TONIGHT ON "DATELINE" ON NBC AND "NBC NEWS NOW" THIS WEEKEND

>>> HEY, EVERYONE I'M ALISON MARKS YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" FRIDAY EDITION LET'S GO TO SAVANNAH TELLER SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR US FROM NBCNEWS

COM COULDN'T BE HAPPIER TO HAVE YOU WITH US HOW ABOUT AND UPDATE? >> Reporter: HI AGAIN, ALSON THANKS FOR HAVING ME LOVE TO BE WITH YOU ON A FRIDAY

LET'S START WITH JUNETEENTH MILLIONS ARE CELEBRATING IT'S A HOLIDAY MARKING THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES, AND FOR A E LOT OF PEOPLE, IT'S THEIR FIRST TIME CELEBRATING >>> TODAY, THE WORLD D HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORTED 150,000 NINEW CASES

THAT'S THE MOST EVER IN A SINGLE DAY ORGANIZATION ALSO WARNED LEYTHA THE PANDEMIC IS, QUOTE, "ACCELERATING" >> THE WORLD IS IN A NEW AND DANGEROUS PLACE MANY PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTANDLY FED UP WITH BEING %AT HOME

COUNTRIES ARE UNDERSTANDABLY E EAGER TO OPEN UP THEIR SOCIETY AND ECONOMIES BUT THE VIRUS IS STILL SPREADING FAST >> Reporter: THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR ADDED HALF OF THE CASES FROM THE AMERICAS THE UNITED IC STATES REPORTED 33,000 NEW COVID CASES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS THAT'S ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS % DATA

THE CDC ALSO RAISED THE PROJECTED CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL TO 145,000 BY JULY 11th, UNDER A MONTH FROM NOW KEVIN HASSETT TALKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER MARRY UP ON CNN >> IF THERE IS A SECOND FLARE UP AND THE ECONOMY DOES HAVE TO MOVE TOWARD MORE SHUTDOWN, WE NEED A BIGGER STIMULUS BILL WE'RE DOING SCENARIO PLANNING >> Reporter: THE OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT DENIED A REQUEST FOR AN ORDER FOR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RALLY TOMORROW NIGHT

ALL NINE OW JUSTICES AGREED, AND ONE OF THE OPINIONS STATED IT IS NOT THE DUTY OF %THIS COURT TO FASHION RULES OR REGULATIONS WHERE NONE EXISTS SIMPLY TO ACHIEVE A DESIRED OUTCOME SO FAR MANY PEOPLE CAMPED OUT IN LINE HAVE NOT BEEN WEARING MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING >>> NOW TO AN UPDATE ON BUSINESSES AND REOPENING, APPLE IS ACTUALLY TEMPORARILY RECLOSING STORES IN % PLACES WHERE REPORTED COVID- 19 CASES REARE AT OR NEAR THE HIGHEST RECORDED LEVELS SOME STORES IN ARIZONA, FLORIDA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA WILL A, SHUT THEIR DOORS ONCE AGAIN, STARTING TOMORROW IN A STATEMENT, THE COMPANY SAID, "WE TAKE THIS STEP WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AS WE CLOSELY MONITOR THE SITUATION, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING OUR L TEAMS AND CUSTOMERS BACK AS D SOON AS POSSIBLE

" >>> AND LASTLY, AMERICANS ARE BRACING FOR THE START OF SUMMER TOMORROW, BUT A NEW REPORT WARNS 2020 IS ON TRACK TO BE THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE NATIONAL OCEANIAN I CAN AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION SAID THIS DECADE WAS THE C WARMEST IN REPORTED HISTORY, AND THE YEAR 2020 HAS A NEARLY 50% CHANCE OF SURPASSING ANOTHER RECORD THAT WILL DO IT TH FOR NEWS TODAY, ALISON, AND AGAIN, HAPPY FRIDAY THANKS FOR HAVING ME WITH YOU TODAY

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT HAPPY FRIDAY, AND HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND THANKS FOR BEING HERE >>> AMERICANS CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH TODAY, THE BRDAY IN 1865 WHEN THE LAST SLAVES IN GALVESTON, TEXAS, LEARNED THEY GA WERE FREE TODAY STATES COMMEMORATE JUNETEENTH

THERE IS A RENEWED PUSH TO MAKE JUNE 19th A HOLIDAY ONE OF THE LARGEST PORTS IN THE COUNTRY SHUTTING DOWN FOR JUNETEENTH NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JACOB BOYD JOINS ME LIVE FROM OAKLAND, AND, JAKE, WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? AN AMAZING CROWD >> Reporter: A ALISON, IT HAS BEEN A VERY POWERFUL, EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE OP FOLLOWING THIS CROWD SEVERAL WALKING THROUGH THE MID- DAY HEAT

WE HEARD HERE FROM ANGELA DAVIS, BRUCE WILEY IT'S THE PURPOSE OF% A DAY LIKE THIS COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY, BECAUSE ALL ROADS LEAD BACK TO CAPITALISM IN THE END THIS HAS BEEN A VERY EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE >> THAT'S INCREDIBLE JAKE, TELL US ABOUT THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE PORT IN OAKLAND TODAY

WHO D WAS BEHIND THAT? >> Reporter: SO IOW LOCAL 10 IS THE LONGSHOREMEN AND WAREHOUSE UNION THEY HAVE A LOST HISTORY OF ANTI- RACIST ACTION IN THE 1930S, I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT, THEY WERE REACHING OUT TO AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCHES AND SINCE THEN, THEY'VE REFUSED TO STOP MOVING FORWARD NINETY PERCENT OF THE WORKERS THERE REFUSE TO SHOW UP ON THE DAY DONALD TRUMP WAS INAUGURATED

AND THIS IS THAT ONGOING TRADITION THEY'VE GOTTEN INTO THEY DECIDED AND COORDINATED THE SHUT DOWN OF ALL 30 SCHOOLS I SPOKE TO THE PRESIDENT OF LOCAL 10 ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LONGSHOREMAN >> A MEMBER MAKES THE SAME AS A MAN A MUSLIM IOW MEMBER MAKES THE SAME AS A CHRISTIAN, SO ON, SO FORTH

ALL OF MY BROTHERS ARE BEHIND ME, SISTERS BEHIND ME I'VE BEEN TALKING SINCE WE SI CAME INTO THE UNION THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IF THE MODEL THAT THE IOW USES WAS A MODEL WE USED IN THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY, THEN WE WOULD IMMEDIATELY BE LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY, ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> Reporter: RO ALISON, YOU COULD REALLY SEE THERE, YOU KNOW, THIS IDEA THAT WHAT WE'RE CELEBRATING HERE ON JUNETEENTH IS NOT JUST THE FREEDOM OF BLACK PEOPLE, BUT ALSO THE POWER, THEIR USE OF LABOR IN THE PAST, FREE LABOR, AND NOW THE POWERS THEY ARE TRYING TO GET FROM THE UNION A VERY POWERFUL THING HERE TODAY

>> YOU ARE OF COURSE STANDING THERE, WEARING URA MASK WE CANNOT FORGET THERE IS A PANDEMIC GOING ON YESTERDAY CALIFORNIA REPORTED ITS RG HIGHEST NUMBER DA OF NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY, AND THE GOVERNOR IS NOW MAKING THAT MANDATORY ARE PEOPLE THERE WEARING MASKS, TRYING TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE? WHAT'S THE CORONAVIRUS ANVIBE BEEN LIKE

>> Reporter: I WILL SAY THAT THE VIBE HERE HAS BEEN INTERESTING ALMOST EVERYBODY HAS IT ON THIS IS COMING %DY AT A TIME, OF COURSE, WHEN EVEN CALIFORNIA, WHICH HAS BEEN AHEAD OF THE GAME, BUT THESE UP TICK IN CASES THERE WAS THE SINGLE LARGEST OUTBREAK THIS WEEK SO OBVIOUSLY GREAT CONCERN THERE

EVERYBODY N IS COMING TOGETHER FOR THIS THEY ARE ALL, AS FAR AS I CAN, WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF EXCEPTIONS, WEARING MASKS THAT'S SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR, ALISON >> THANK YOU FOR TAKING US INSIDE OAKLAND'S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

I APPRECIATE IT >>> IN NEW EN%YORK, JUNETEENTH RALLIES WERE EN HAPPENING IN ALL FIVE BURROWINGS IN BROOKLYN, DEMONSTRATORS ARE INMARCHING ACROSS THE BRIDGE SO GREAT TO SEE YOU WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >> Reporter: WE'RE ON SIXTH AVENUE

WE STARTED IN KAVMAN PLAZA THEY MADE A TURN AT CITY HALL NOW WE'RE HEADING UP 670, ALL THE WAY TO CENTRAL PARK WE GET A LOOK AT ALL THE FOLKS IN % THE STREETS SO WE CAN SHOW PEOPLE HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH IT'S REALLY INCREDIBLE TO SEE ALL THE FOLKS THAT HAVE %COME OUT TODAY TO MARCH ALL THE WAY TO CENTRAL PARK

THEY'RE HERE FOR UNITY, COMMUNITY MANY OF THE SAME FOLKS WE HAVE SEEN OVER UN%THE LAST THREE WEEKS ARE HERE TODAY FOR THE SAME CALLING, FOR JUSTICE AND WE HAVE TO PUT IT IN HISTORICAL PRESS DENSE WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

AND WITH THAT, WHILE WE HAVE THAT MOVE FORWARD, YOU D, ALSO HAVE THE KILLINGS OF GEORGE FLOYD YOU ALSO HAVE THE KILLING OF RASHARD, BRIANNA TAYLOR THAT'S WHY SO MANY OF THESE FOLKS ARE OUT HERE TODAY NOT ONLY TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH, BUT ALSO TO GIVE LOVE BUAND TO GIVE RESPECT TO THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST AND DEMANDING RACIAL JUSTICE >> WE SEE THE SIGNS, SO MANY PEOPLE WALKING PAST I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN SPEAKING WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE THERE

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS HAVE THEY BEEN TELLING YOU? >> Reporter: EN IT'S HARD TO PUT IT INTO WORDS WHAT PEOPLE ARE IT FEELING THERE IS REA SEASONS OF POSITIVITY THAT THINGS ARE TY GOING TO CHANGE, THAT THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT BUT THERE IS ALSO A RESENSE OF FOLKS BEING TIRED I SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN EARLIER WHO I WAS MARCHING ALONGSIDE OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE HER NAME IS AMY

AND SHE IS EXHAUSTED SHE IS TIRED OF FEARING FOR D THE LIVES OF HER BROTHERS, HER SISTERS, HER MOTHER, AND D HER FATHER AND SHE THINKS ALL D BLACK LIVES MATTER, BLACK WOMEN MATTER, BLACK CHILDREN MATTER LET'S TAKE A LISTEN TO HER >> >> I AM TIRED

WE ARE HERE FOR AMERICA IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU IC HAVE A GED OR A PHD IF YOU'RE BLACK IN AMERICA, YOU ARE A TARGET TO POLICE THIS MUST END BLACK WOMEN MATTER

BLACK MEN AND BLACK LIVES MATTER GEORGE FLOYD, UNHEARD MURDERS HAPPENING IN AMERICA BY POLICE WE ARE ALL HERE BECAUSE WE ARE UNITED AS A FAMILY ALL STATES COMING TOGETHER FOR A GOOD CAUSE >> IT ECHOES WHAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SAYING, THAT IT IS BITTERSWEET FOR THEM BECAUSE OF THAT HISTORICAL PRECEDENCE, AND THEY'RE OUT HERE MARCHING, BECAUSE IT IS A TIME FOR CHANGE THEY FEEL LIKE THINGS ARE CHANGING GELIAROUND THEM YET IT IS COUPLED WITH SO MUCH FRUSTRATION AND SO MUCH HISTORY IN THAT REGARD >> YOU CAN SEE THAT TODAY YOU LOOK AT THE DIVERSITY OF THE CLOUDS

REALLY SOMETHING INCREDIBLE TO SEE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INEBEING WITH US >>> GALVESTON, TEXAS, THE PLACE WHERE UNION SOLDIERS READ THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION TO T THE LAST ENSLAVED AMERICAN, 155 YEARS AGO, CELEBRATING LE JUNETEENTH PRISCILLA THOMPSON IS THERE

>> Reporter: WE ARE HERE IN GALVESTON, TEXAS USED TO BE THE RESIDENCE FOR GA THE CONFEDERATE ARMY WHEN SOLDIERS CAME IN, THE GENERAL ACTUALLY CAME HERE, AND STOOD ON THIS BALCONY THERE, AND READ THE GENERAL ORDER NUMBER THREE, ANNOUNCING THAT THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION WAS TO BE ENFORCED HERE, AND THAT SLAVES WERE OFFICIALLY FREE >> THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ARE INFORMED THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCLAMATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE OF THE UNITED LAOF STATES, ALL SLAVES ARE FREE >> Reporter: AND THOSE CELEBRATIONS TH HAVE CONTINUED TO THIS DAY

ORGANIZERS TELL US THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 FOLKS TO CELEBRATE THE JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY THAT INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING FOR A VERY LONG TIME, AND THOSE WHO ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE HOLIDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY, AND BECAUSE OF COVID, IT WON'T INCLUDE THE TRADITIONAL PICNICS AND PARADES, BURR THEY ARE READING THE PROCLAMATION AND CELEBRATING THAT I SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN WHO GREW SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, AND SHE TOLD ME BEING RAISED IN A PLACE, SHE WAS TAUGHT NOT TO N SEE RACE, BUT THAT THE EVENTS GOING ON AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE ENCOURAGED HER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THA BLA HISTORY AND SO SHE CAME HERE TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH FOR THE FIRST TIME ATTH TODAY YOU KNOW, ANOTHER MAN I MET IS FROM TEXAS, GREW UP HERE, CELEBRATED HIS WHOLE LIFE, BUT ALSO FELT COMPELLED TO DRIVE AN HOUR AND A HALF TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF JUNETEENTH, AND SEE AND FEEL FOR HIMSELF WHAT THE HOLIDAY TRULY MEANS

YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD MENTIONS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND BRIANNA TAYLOR HERE TODAY, AND D IT'S CLEAR THAT WHILE FOLKS ARE CELEBRATING A VERY HISTORIC MOMENT, THE CURRENT EVENTS AND THE CURRENT CIVIL UNREST IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT FAR FROM THE MIND AND, YOU KNOW, A COMMON THING I'VE HEARD TODAY % IS THAT IT'S ABOUT CONFRONTING THE PAST IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> Reporter: GOOD AFTERNOON

WE'RE LOOKING AT 4,000 ALMOST CASES TODAY IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE CASES WERE SPIKING EARLIER THIS WEEK, 3,200, 2,600, 2,700 THAT WAS A BIG DEPARTURE FROM THE CASES THE WEEK PRIOR NOW WE'RE ALL THE WAY UP TO ALMOST 4,000 CASES, NEARLY 20,000 IN A WEEK, PUSHING FLORIDA RIGHT NOW TO 90,000 THAT'S THE BASIC BACKDROP

NOW LET'S LOOK AT WHAT GOVERNOR DeSANTIS SAID PREVIOUSLY THE ARGUMENT HAD BEEN, "LOOK, THE POSITIVITY RATES WERE LOW THEY'RE NO LONGER LOW WEDNESDAY WE'RE DOING MORE TESTING, NOT SUBPOENAS WE HAD SEEN YESTERDAY WAS 30,000 TESTS, AND ALL OF THOSE TESTS

WHAT HE SAID IS IT'S YOUNGER PEOPLE GETTING TESTED THIS IS SHOCKING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA, 37 YEARS OLD, AND THE GOVERNOR HAS TICKED OFF THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS WHETHER IT'S ORANGE COUNTY OR SEMINOLE COUNTY, WHERE THE NUMBERS WERE 26, 29, 30 IN MIAMI, IT WAS CLOSER TO 40

THIS IS A REALLY YOUNG POPULATION OF PEOPLE BEING TESTED SO IF YOU'RE YOUNGER AND ASYMPTOMATIC IN GENERAL, IT IS A STRAIN ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN FLORIDA I WILL SAY THIS, ALISON AS WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE NUMBERS, THE ICU BEDS ARE STILL GOING DOWN THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO BE KEEPING AN EYE ON

>> THAT IS A BIG CONCERN ABOUT ICU, BEING IN SHORT SUPPLY WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HOSPITAL CAPACITY NOW? >> Reporter: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION THE STATE HAS AN AGENCY FOR THE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION IT PUBLISHES INFORMATION EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT TELLS YOU HOW MANY BEDS ARE AVAILABLE, VENTILATORS

WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS YESTERDAY, IT WAS 70% CAPACITY TODAY IT'S 77%, WHICH MEANS IT'S ROUGHLY 23% CAPACITY FOR BEDS IN THE STATE WHEN YOU DROP DOWN BELOW THAT INTO MILLION DADE COUNTY, THERE ARE TWO OR THREE HOSPITALS AT THE MOMENT THAT ARE REPORTING ONLY ONE OR TWO ICU BEDS THERE'S ANOTHER HOSPITAL IN KENDALL, WHICH IS 20, 30 MINUTES SOUTH OF HERE, THAT'S REPORTING 0ICU BEDS THAT WOULD BE EXTREMELY CONCERNING

>> WOW >> WE DID REACH OUT TO THE HOSPITAL AND THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR THERE TOLD US THAT THE NUMBERS AREN'T ACCURATE, THAT THEY DO HAVE ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS AND ICU BEDS NOW WITH EXTRA RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO PULL IN HE COULD NOT EXPLAIN THE DISCREPANCY THERE IS A MECHANISM FOR REPORTING THIS INFORMATION IT'S ALL GOING THERE

THE NUMBERS THE STATE IS REFLECTING FROM HOSPITALS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THIS HOSPITAL IS TELLING ME WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, I DON'T KNOW, BUT WE DO KNOW, WHAT'S BEING REPORTED NOW IS SOUNDING SOME ALARMS >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY YOU MENTIONED SOME OF THE THINGS GOVERNOR DeSANTIS HAS BEEN SAYING HE SAID THE STATE WILL NOT SHUT DOWN

WHAT ELSE IS HE SAYING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON OR WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO? >> Reporter: THAT'S BEEN THE MANTRA SO FAR IT WILL BE TOUGH TO SEE A SITUATION IN WHICH YOU WOULD SEE RESTAURANTS, BEACHES, AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OPENING UP ALL THE SUNDAY FORCED TO CLOSE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT, ALISON, IS JUST SO EXTENSIVE WHAT WE ARE SEEING ARE INDIVIDUAL GOVERNMENTS RIGHT NOW, TAKING ACTIONS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, WHETHER THAT'S IN MIAMI WITH MAYOR SUAREZ, WHO PUSHED PAUSE ON MIAMI'S REOPENING THE CONVERSATION NOW OVERMASKS, A REQUIREMENT IN SOME PLACES IN FLORIDA

MONROE COUNTY YESTERDAY JUST PASSED A MEASURE WHERE ALL THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE THEY GOVERNOR THAT AREA OF THE STATE IN THE CITY OF TAMP, TAMPA HAS A SPIKE IN CASES THE GOVERNOR THERE DECIDED MANDATORIRY MASKS FOR PEOPLE IN IN THE PUBLIC DIFFERENT STATES AND DIFFERENT LEADERS DECIDING THEY WANT TO TAKE ACTION

GOVERNOR DeSANTIS HAS DISMISSED THAT OPTION OF REQUIRING MASKS OUT OF HAND, AND HAS SAID THERE WILL BE NO ROLL BACK, WE ARE ONLY MOVING FORWARD >> SAM BROKE IN MIAMI, THANK YOU SO MUCH PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY OVER THE WEEKEND >> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON I APPRECIATE THAT

YOU STAY SAFE AS WELL THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON >>> THE REQUEST TO ENFORCE RULES AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RALLY ON SATURDAY, NBC CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY JOINING ME FROM TULSA, AND, CAL, WHAT DID THE STATE SUPREME COURT SAY HERE? >> Reporter: THEY SAID BASICALLY THAT THE LAWS DON'T EXIST FOR THEM TO ENFORCE THEM WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THAT ARENA ON THIS DAY SO BASICALLY, WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS THEY CANNOT COME OVER TOP OF ANY KIND OF LEGISLATION THAT DOESN'T EXIST

WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE RALLY FOR TOMORROW NIGHT? WELL, THE VENUE ITSELF HAS SAID TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, "YOU NEED TO GIVE US A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY, THINGS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO PUT IN PLACE" WE HAVEN'T HEARD YET FROM THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WHETHER OR NOT THEY'VE GOTTEN BACK TO THAT VENUE AS FAR AS THE SUPREME COURT IS CONCERNED, THEY'RE GOING TO STAY OUT OF IT, ALISON >> THE REPUBLICAN MAYOR SAYS HE WON'T BE ATTENDING TOMORROW'S RALLY ARE CITY LEADERS CONCERNED THIS IS A POSSIBLE SUPER-SPREADER EVENT, AND WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO DO ABOUT IT? >> THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY CONCERNED

YOU LOOK AT THAT SEVEN-DAY TREND, AND HERE IN OKLAHOMA, THEY DO A SEVEN-DAY TREND YOU CAN HAVE COLLABORATIONS THAT SEVEN-DAY TREND HAS NEVER BEEN HIGHER YOU TALK TO REPRESENTATIVES, AND THEY'LL TELL YOU IT IS BAD, IT IS GETTING WORSE, THAT THESE HOSPITALS ARE FILLING UP, AND PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EVERYBODY LEAVES

KEEP IN MIND, MOST OF THESE FOLKS COMING FROM THE RALLY ARE NOT FROM OKLAHOMA THEY'RE COMING FROM NEIGHBORING STATES SOME OF THOSE STATES ARE HOT SPOTS THEMSELVES IT IS A CONCERNING SITUATION THERE IS A GROWING FEELING, I THINK, ON THE GROUND THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT PEOPLE CAN DO, THAT THE PRESIDENT IS OBVIOUSLY PUSHING FOR THIS RALLY

HE'S CHANGED THE LAWS ABOUT THE CURFEW HE'S GOTTEN THE CURFEW REMOVED SO HIS SUPPORTERS CAN CAMP OUTSIDE THAT CENTER FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS, THERE'S THIS GROWING CONSENSUS THAT EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE DONE HAS PROBABLY BEEN DONE, AND THAT THE RALLY IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN ANYWAY, ALISON >> THIS RALLY WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR TODAY, JUNETEENTH, THE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE END OF SLAVERY THE PRESIDENT RESCHEDULED THIS RALLY AFTER A WHOLE LOT OF CRITICISM

WHAT ARE PEOPLE IN TULSA SAYING ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ANGRY A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK IT IS WRONG FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BE DOING IT AT ALL THIS WEEKEND HERE IN TULSA WE HAVE, 99 YEARS AGO AND ALMOST 3 WEEKS, MASSACRE THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD I'M IN PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE MEMORY OF WHAT HAPPENED THEN ALIVE AND TRYING TO MAKE PROGRESS WE HAVE THE BLACK LIVES MART MOVEMENT

A LOT OF THINGS PEOPLE HERE ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH I SPOKE TO A REPRESENTATIVE, ALISON THEY SAY THE KEY IS TO NOT GET DISTRACTED TAKE A LISTEN >> DID YOU EVER THINK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE A DISTRACTION? >> LET ME SAY THIS

WE'RE NOT FOCUSED ON DISTRACTIONS WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE DISTRACTED I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT GOES ON IN THIS AREA AND GREENWOOD, IT'S EMBEDDED IN US SO LONG AFTER TOMORROW, LONG AFTER ANY OTHER NONSENSE, WE'RE HERE, YOU KNOW, IN THE COMMUNITY, AS OUR ANCESTORS HAVE DONE SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND, TODAY IS JUNETEENTH

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MARVELOUS FOLKS, GENIUS PEOPLE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE EVER DAY IT IS ALL ABOUT JUNETEENTH IT IS ABOUT THESE FOLKS THAT HAVE A PLAN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT RACE AND DIGNITY IS THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT RESPECT AND REGARD IS, AND WE'RE KEEPING THE FOCUS WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE >> Reporter: EVERY SINGLE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN TULSA HAS BEEN PEACEFUL

THERE IS AN EXPECTATION THIS WILL ALSO BE PEACEFUL THERE ARE FAMILIES AROUND THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS AROUND THE QUESTION BECOMES TOMORROW NIGHT IF THERE ARE COUNTER DEMONSTRATIONS, IF THEY HEAD, IF THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS OUTSIDE, WILL THOSE DEMONSTRATORS MEET, THAT'S WHEN THE NATIONAL GUARD COMES IN

THAT'S WHEN THERE ARE ALL THE ELEMENTS IN WHICH SOMETHING COULD GO WRONG >>> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CARA LEE IS JOINING ME NOW CARA, WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT TAKING THERE >> THE WHITE HOUSE SECRETARY, KEVIN McALINI WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS AT THE BRIEFING, AND SHE ESSENTIALLY SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE A LOT FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THAT HE'S — THAT HE DID NOT JUST LEARN ABOUT THIS PAST WEEK, AS HE SAID HIMSELF

BUT I THINK YOU PROBABLY GET THE BEST PART OF WHAT SHE SAID BY LISTENING TO HER WORDS >> NO, HE DID NOT SAY THAT AS SECRETARY CARSON EMPHASIZED, I TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE JUNETEENTH EVENT I WAS SURPRISED BY HOW MUCH HE KNEW ABOUT IT, THE WHOLE HISTORY OF IT

>>> AS FOR JUNETEENTH, THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW WHAT JUNETEENTH WAS GOOGLE PROVES THAT THAT'S THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP >>> THE PRESIDENT SCHEDULING HIS RALLY ON JUNETEENTH, HE MOVED IT LATER, TO TOMORROW IT WAS NOT BECAUSE HE KNEW ABOUT JUNETEENTH

IT WAS UNINTENTIONAL HE WAS NOT TRYING TO MAKE, AS HE SAID, MAKE JUNETEENTH FAMOUS HE EVEN SAID IT IN A "WALL STREET JOURNAL" INTERVIEW EARLIER THIS WEEK, THEY NOTED TO HIM, THE WHITE HOUSE ISSUED A STATEMENT HE WAS SURPRISED BY THAT, AND SAID, "OH, WE DID

" THIS IS THE WHITE HOUSE TRYING TO SPIN ON THIS, AND THEY'RE REALLY STRUGGLING, BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT JUST — AND HIS CAMPAIGN MADE A VERY CONTROVERSIAL DECISION HE TRIED TO STICK BY IT HE BUDGED, AND MOVED IT A DAY THEY'RE TRYING TO FLIP IT AND SAY, "HE IS DRAWING ATTENTION, TRYING TO COMMEMORATE THIS," AND HE DID A GOOD THING FOR JUNETEENTH IN THAT HE'S DRAWN ATTENTION TO IT BUT THEY'RE TRYING

>> THE PRESIDENT ALSO SIGNALED TODAY THAT HE IS GOING TO CONTINUE TRYING TO END DACA DO WE HAVE ANY MORE DETAILS ON THAT? >> Reporter: WE DO WE KNOW THAT THE WAY THE SUPREME COURT RULED, ESSENTIALLY, IT WAS SAYING THAT THE WAY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE TRIED TO GO ABOUT THIS WAS JUST A BAD BAD APPROACH TO THE POLICY WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP THE PRESIDENT WROTE ON TWITTER TODAY THE SUPREME COURT ASKED US TO RESUBMIT ON DACA

NOTHING WAS LOST OR WON THEY PUNTED, MUCH LIKE IN A FOOTBALL GAME, WHERE HOPEFULLY THEY WOULD STAND FOR OUR GREAT AMERICAN FLAG THERE'S THAT MENTION OF THE CONTROVERSY THE PRESIDENT HAS EMBRACED HE WOULD BE SUBMITTING A PAPER SHORTLY TO FULFILL A RULE AND REQUEST OF YESTERDAY HE SAID THAT HE'S WANTING TO TAKE CARE OF DACA RECIPIENTS

HE'S SAID THIS IN THE PAST, THAT THEY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH SOME SORT OF POLICY WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SAYING IS THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER BITE AT THIS APPLE THEY'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO SOMETHING THAT GETS THEM ANYWHERE YOU KNOW, SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA ADOPTED THIS POLICY SAY, IT'S ALWAYS — EVERYONE THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED FOR HIM AT THE TIME, THERE WAS ALSO THE PRESUMPTION THIS WOULD NOT GET FIXED WITHOUT LEGISLATION

IT WAS STALLED IN CONGRESS THAT'S CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING THAT IS SUPPOSED TO GAIN ANY MOMENTUM IN AN ELECTION YEAR THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO SAY HE'S GOING TO GO AT THIS AGAIN, AND REALLY NOT ADMIT DEFEAT, SAYING ESSENTIALLY HE'S GOING TO CONTINUE TRYING WE HEARD THE PRESS SECRETARY SAY THEY WERE GOING TO TRY TO DO THIS WITH COMPASSION SO SUDDENLY, THIS MESSAGE, WE'LL SEE WHAT THEY PUT FORWARD, BUT HE'S SAYING THAT HE'S GOING TO

>> ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, TOMORROW THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED LATE THIS AFTERNOON THAT THE CITY CANCELED ITS CURFEW FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW WE UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT SPOKE WITH THE MAYOR ABOUT THAT DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE? >> THE WHOLE RALLY — THE WHOLE PREMISE OF THIS RALLY AND THE MESSAGE THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DRIVE HOME WITH IT IS EVERYTHING IS NORMAL, LIFE IS BACK TO NORMAL AND FROM — AND WE'RE TURNING THE PAGE ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

HAVING A CURFEW IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD GET IN THE WAY OF THAT MESSAGE WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT DID NOT WANT THAT HE TWEETED ABOUT THIS AS WELL TODAY, JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO, SAYING — ENCOURAGING HIS SUPPORTERS TO ENJOY THE NIGHT AND HAVE FUN, BUT THERE WERE REAL CONCERNS THERE WAS GOING TO BE A CLASH BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT, SUPPORTERS, AND OTHER PROTESTERS THERE'S ALWAYS PROTESTERS AT A TRUMP RALLY THAT'S NOT NEW, BUT THE TENSIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WE ARE IN IS NEW, AND THE FACT THE PRESIDENT IS HAVING THE RALLY AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME REALLY IS RATCHETING THAT UP AND RAISING EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING AMONG SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ASSIGNED WITH PROTECTING THEM

THE PRESIDENT, HOWEVER, JUST DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING TO SIGNAL THAT THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON, THAT THERE'S NOT ANYTHING OTHER THAN BUSINESS AS NORMAL THEY'RE NOT HEEDING SOME OF THEIR MEDICAL EXPERTS' ADVICE, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A GREAT IDEA WE HAVE REPORTING ON THAT ON NBCNEWSCOM THAT DR FAUCCI AND DR

BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE TOLD THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT THEY DON'T THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA, AND THE WHITE HOUSE SAID HE'S GOING FORWARD WITH IT ANYWAYS, BECAUSE THAT'S THE MESSAGE HE WANTED TO SEND RIGHT NOW >> THANKS SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >> >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS >> >> THERE IS A VIDEO SHOWING TWO YOUNG BOYS ON SIDEWALK WITH A FAKE CNN HEADLINE THAT SAYS "TERRIFIED TODDLER REFERENCE FROM RACIST BABY

" TWITTER LABELED THAT TWEET "MANIPULATED MEDIA" NBC REPORTER BRANDY DIGRAJNI JOINS ME WHAT DOES THIS LABEL MEAN? >> WELL, IT MEANS THAT TWITTER DOES NOT ALLOW SOMEONE TO DOCTOR A VIDEO IN A WAY THAT'S MEANT TO CONFUSE OR MANIPULATE THEM THIS VIDEO IN QUESTION SAID SOMETHING LIKE, "BABY RUNS AWAY FROM RACIST TODDLER," SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT IN THAT, MANIPULATIVE EDITING WAS THE THING THAT MADE TWITTER SAY, "NO, YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THESE PEOPLE THINK THERE WAS AN ACTUAL THING" >> WHAT WE'RE SHOWING YOU NOW — AND THEY SPELLED "TODDLER" WRONG THERE'S A MISSPELLING WE KNOW THIS ISN'T — >> BECAUSE IT COMES FROM A MAN NAMED CARPE DONKTON THESE ARE THE PRESIDENT'S COLLECTION OF TROLLS

THESE ARE THE PRESIDENT'S NEED MAKERS THE PRESIDENT SAID, "I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU COME ONE THIS CRAP,," BECAUSE IT IS CRAP WHAT IT IS IS A NEW TYPE OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, IT REALLY IS, AND IT SPREADS FAR FURTHER THAN ANY POLITICAL AD PUT ON FACEBOOK THIS IS STUFF THAT SPREADS LIKE WOULDFIRE A PART OF IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PUSH AND PULL WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP, YOU KNOW, MANIPULATED MEDIA OFF THE PLATFORM

FOR SOMEBODY LIKE CARPE DONKDON, IT IS A BADGE OF HONOR >> THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME TWITTER PUT A WARNING ON ONE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TWEETS, BUT IT IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN A MANIPULATED MEDIA WHAT IS PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING ABOUT THAT SPECIFICALLY? >> JUST ANY SORT OF MEDIA THAT DOCTORED A SORT OF DEEP FAKE OR FAKE THAT'S DOCTORED TO FOOL PEOPLE ISN'T ALLOWED ON THE PLATFORM I THINK THAT ESPECIALLY COMING FROM THE LEADER OF THE LAND, IT'S BEEN LAYERED WITH THEIR POLICY THAT WAS REALLY NEW, AND THAT WAS BORNE OUT OF THE CONCERN OF THE RISE FOR POLITICAL DEEP FAKES AND CHEAP FAKES

>> ANY RESPONSE FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? >> YES TRUMP HIMSELF HAS BEEN — TRUMP HAS BEEN — THE DEMOCRATS DO THIS WHY CAN'T I, BASICALLY, LASHING OUT AT SOME OF THE MORE POINTED POLITICAL ADVERTISING COMING OUT FROM GROUPS BUT ALSO THE WHITE HOUSE SPECIFICALLY — OR THE CAMPAIGN SAID SOMETHING SPECIFICALLY I THEY THEIR RESPONSE WAS THAT TWITTER WILL HAVE TO START, YOU KNOW — TWIT LOWER HAVE TO START LABELING ITSELF AS A MANIPULATOR

THAT CAME FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN THE NEXT DOOR REFRAIN, BLAME THE OTHER PARTY, BLAME SOCIAL MEDIA, ANYONE BUT OURSELVES >> THOSE POOR LITTLE BABIES WRAPPED UP IN ALL OF THIS THOSE CUTE KIDS IN THAT VIDEO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EXPLAINING WHAT WENT ON

>> AS FOR THOSE POOR LITTLE BABIES, THEIR PARENTS OR THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF THE VIDEO HAS ASKED THAT IT BE TAKEN AWAY SO FACEBOOK HAS PULLED IT I'M TEXTING WITH TWITTER PEOPLE NOW, AND THEY SAY THEY'RE WORKING ON IT SO WE CAN SEE SOMETHING FROM THEM, TOO >> ALWAYS SO MUCH INFORMATION FOR US

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> OKLAHOMA, THE SITE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN RALLY TOMORROW IT'S ALSO DEALING WITH A HISTORY OF RACIAL TENSION, INCLUDING A SYSTEM TO PROTECT BLACK AMERICANS, INCLUDING TWO BROTHERS WRONGLY CONVICTED OF MURDER CRAIG MELVIN SPOKE TO ONE OF THEM TODAY >> JUST SAYING THAT, TAKES ME BACK TO A TIME WARP

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM WHERE I'M AT NOW BACK IN 1994, WHEN I HEARD THOSE WORDS, GUILTY, IT WAS JUSTIFIABLE >> IT WAS HARD TO ACCEPT WHEN HE FIRST SAID IT YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUST LIKE, IS THIS REALLY, REALLY HAPPENING

YOU KNOW, IT TOOK ME A MOMENT TO UNDERSTAND THEY WERE SAYING WE WERE GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF OUR LIFE IN PRISON FOR SOMETHING WE HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR US TO ACCEPT THAT I HAD TO KEEP FIGHTING >> A LOT OF LETTERS, REACHED OUT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE WHAT'S LIFE BEEN LIKE SINCE YOU'VE BEEN RELEASED

IT'S BEEN AMAZING, MAN IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL JOURNEY I'M TELLING YOU I DON'T KNOW, IT'S LIKE EVER TIME WE TURN AROUND, I'M GETTING A NEW LESSON I NEVER TAKE ANYONE OF THEM FOR GRANTED

SOMETIMES YOU GET ALL THESE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING TO YOU, YOU START TO TAKE IT FOR GRANTED, BUT I NEVER DO IT ACROSS LIKE I'M ALWAYS JUST AS THANKFUL I STILL CELEBRATE LIFE AND FREEDOM EVERY SINGLE DAY EVERY SINGLE DAY I CAN GO TO MY JOB AND DO WHAT I LOVE TO DO >> AND YOU CAN WATCH THE WHOLE STORY ON "DATELINE" TONIGHT ON 10:00 P

M EASTERN AND THIS WEEKEND >>> IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK, THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT EVOLVED INTO ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER, AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK RALLIED FOR BLACK LGBTQ AMERICANS, DRAWING ATTENTION TO STORIES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK TRANS PEOPLE CORRESPONDENT ANTONIA HILTON JOINS US NOW CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT HOW THIS ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH CAME TO BE? >> YEAH

THE STORY BEGIN WITH AN HISTORIC ORGANIZATION CALLED CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST THEY PUT ON LA PRIDE EVER YEAR THEY DECIDED ON THIS ANNIVERSARY, THEY WERE GOING TO TRY TO HOST A BLACK LIVES SOLIDARITY MARCH

THEY HIRED A PRODUCTION COMPANY, AND THEY GOT THE BALL ROLLING, AND THEY FORGOT TO REACH OUT TO ANY MEMBERS OF BLACK LIVES MATTER, ANYBODY INVOLVED IN THEIR ORGANIZING WORK OUT IN LAM OF COURSE, THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THE BLACK YEAR COMMUNITY WAS OUTRAGED BY THIS GERALD GARD IS UNDER PRESSURE

HE'S PREPARING TO LEAD A MASS PROTEST THIS MORNING FOR THE LOST FEW WEEKS, HE'S BEEN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF CONTROVERSY >> I'M NO STRANGER TO PRESSURE, BUT THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING NEW >> HE'S WITHIN OF TWO BLACK MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST >> AN HISTORIC ORGANIZATION THAT PUTS ON L

A PRIDE THIS YEAR, PRIDE WAS INITIALLY CANCELED THEN AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S KILLING, THERE WAS A BLACK LIVES SOLIDARITY MARCH THEY FORGOT TO REACH OUT TO ANY BLACK LIVES LEADERS

WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE DID THEY GET? >> A BIG PART OF THE CONVERSATION I HAD WAS THAT, YOU KNOW, THINGS WERE WELL INTENDED THAT MADE IT ANY LESS WRONG OR IMPACTFUL THE COMMUNITY DID NOT RECEIVE IT WELL >> SO AS YOU CAN SEE, GERALD DESCRIBING THE FACT THAT RIGHT AFTER ALL OF THIS, THE BLACK COMMUNITY CAME TO HIM, AND THEY SORT OF TURNED TO HIM AND SAID, "WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS ORGANIZATION YOU'RE A PART OF?" THEY'RE EXAMINING THEIR DIVERSITY EFFORTS, THEY'RE EXAMINING THE VOICES IN THE LEADERSHIP HOW DID THEY MAKE THIS MISTAKE WHILE PLANNING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH? GERALD ENDS UP CREATING A COUNCIL PUT ON THE ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH AS A WAY TO KIND OF HEAL THE DIVISION THERE, BUT ALSO REFOCUS THE ATTENTION ON BLACK LGBT PEOPLE IN THE AREA >> PROTESTERS TOLD YOU THE ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH LAST WEEKEND FELT LIKE THE YEARS AFTER THE STONEWALL RIOTS

CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT? >> THE HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF THE RIOTS, THE STONEWALL RIOT SO IN JUNE OF 1969, THERE WERE SEVERAL DAYS OF VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND POLICE OUTSIDE THE STONEWALL INN, A WELL KNOWN YEAR ESTABLISHMENT AND BLACK, BROWN, TRANS WOMEN WERE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THAT MOVEMENT YOU'VE SOON THESE MASSIVE PARADES THAT HAVE GONE ON FOR DECADES THEY HAVE HEAVY INVOLVEMENT

FOR YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE CRITICIZED THIS, SAYING IT'S GOTTEN AWAY FROM OUR PRESIDENT GROUP IT'S EXPENSIVE AND ON TOP OF THAT, PRIDE OFTEN IN TERMS OF IMAGE, PRIORITIZES ITS GAY WHITE MEN OVER THE BLACK AND BROWN TRANS WOMEN, WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINES IN THE FIRST PLACE >> SO IF I'M CORRECT, THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TOLD YOU THAT THEY WANT TO WORK ON CREATING MORE INCLUSIVE PRIDE MONTH, A MORE INCLUSIVE WAY OF CELEBRATING WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THAT? >> WHAT I'VE HEARD REPEATEDLY IS THAT THEY WANT FOLKS IN BLM AND THE PRIDE ORGANIZERS TO LEARN FROM THIS AND ELEVATE BLACK LEADERSHIP IN THEIR RANKS

SO ON THE SIDE OF BLM, THEY WANT PEOPLE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK LGBTQ PEOPLE AS AN AS THEY DO ABOUT SISGENDER MEMBER WHEN IT COMES TO ORGANIZATIONS, THEY WANT THEM TO GO IN THEIR OWN HISTORY, LOOK AT BOARDS THAT ARE MAJORITY AND IT'S FASCINATING HOW FAR BLM HAS COME IT'S REALLY TOUCHING EVERYTHING CSW ALREADY IS, IS BEING FORCED TO REPUBLIC CON WITH ITS OWN HISTORY NOW IN THE MIDST OF THESE HISTORIC PROTESTS

THEY ARE GOING, "LOOK AT OUR LEADERSHIP, THIS TONE-DEAF MISTAKE WE MADE HOW ARE WE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE AND MOVE FORWARD AND BETTER PRIORITIZE BLACK LEADERSHIP AND BLACK VOICES GOING FORWARD?" THAT DIDN'T JUST HAPPEN THIS PAST WEEKEND NOW IT'S GOING TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION THAT A BOARD LIKE CSW IS GOING TO HAVE THIS FEAR THAT'S THANKS TO BLACK LIVES MATTER >> DEBBY HILTON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >>> WHEN ARIZONA LIFTED ITS LOCKDOWN RESTRICTION, A DIABETIC CAMP SURVIVOR WANT BECOME TO WORK UP HE UNFORTUNATELY CAUGHT THE CORONAVIRUS, AND TRAGICALLY DIED HIS DAUGHTER SPOKE TO NBC NEWS REPORTER VAUGHN HILLIARD ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE BURYING HER DAD AROUND FATHER'S DAY >> Reporter: IT WAS MAY 12th WHEN ARIZONA GOVERNOR DOUG DOUCY TOOK TO THE MICROPHONE >> WE ARE CLEARLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PANDEMIC

>> HE WAS THE GOVERNOR, GIVING THE HEAD NOD TO THE REOPENING OF AN ARIZONA BUSINESS, TWO MONTHS AFTER IMPLEMENTING THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER >> SHOPS AND CASINOS IN THEIAN COMMUNITY JUST OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX IT'S WHERE HE WORKED, A DIABETIC SURVIVOR, A NATIVE WHO PLAYED FOOTBALL IN NOTRE DAME BEFORE MOVING TO ARIZONA >> HE CALLED ME MAY 16th, AND HE IS CLEARLY UPSET AND FEARFUL FOR HIS LIFE

HE'S TELLING ME THAT NONE OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS THAT WERE DISPLAYED IN THE PR INTERVIEW WITH THE LOCAL MEDIA OUTLET, THAT'S NOT TRUE PEOPLE ARE AROUND THE CORNER, NOT WEARING MASKS, NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING THERE'S NO SANITATION FOR ME TO LIKE, YEAH, IT'S ARIZONA I EXPECTED THAT

THAT'S WHY I TOLD YOU NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: LEAN THAT WASHINGTON IS ROBERT'S DAUGHTER SHE IS NOW A SPORTS BROADCASTER IN SACRAMENTO >> PLEASE GO TO WORK MADE IT CLEAR TO ME THAT HE NEEDS TO DO WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO TO SURVIVE

EVERYONE HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS TRULY OF WHAT, LIKE, BEING EXPOSED COULD MEAN TO HIM, EVERYONE THOUGH UP TO THIS POINT, HE HAD CONCERNS >> Reporter: AS THE STATE OPENED, THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN ARIZONA BEGAN TO SPIKE THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS CLIMBED AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF BEDS IN USE AND ARIZONANS OUT IN PUBLIC, THEY HARDLY ADHERED TO THE WEARING OF MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING >> WITHIN LESS THAN A WEEK, HE WENT FROM HAVING A COHERENT CONVERSATION, ASKING HOW I'M DOING, SAY HI TO MY BOYFRIEND, CHECKING IN ON ME, BEING NOT ABLE TO FORM WORDS

>> Reporter: WASHINGTON WAS COVID POSITIVE TWO WEEKS AFTER HIS RETURN TO WORK BY JUNE 11th, HE WAS DEAD, ONE OF THE MORE THAN 1,300 ARIZONANS TO HAVE SUCCUMBED MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE DEATHS HAVE COME SINCE DO,CEY'S COMMENTS >> IT WAS ABOUT THE CARELESSNESS OF OTHER PEOPLE SO HE WOULD HELP IN A HEARTBEAT: IT JUST BREAKS YOUR HEART, AND I CAN'T ACCEPT THAT HE'S GONE

IT'S BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE IN ARIZONA AND LEADERSHIP AREN'T TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY, AND IT'S CARELESS, AND IT TOOK MY DAD'S LIFE YOU KNOW, MY DAD WAS MY BEST FRIEND HE WAS TRANSPARENT WITH ME >> Reporter: ON WEDNESDAY, AFTER LENA SHARED HER STORY AND ARIZONA HOSPITALS REPORTED AND INUNDATION OF CASES, THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR RETURNED TO THE MIC, THIS TIME WITH A MASK AND HAND SANITIZER >> THE TREND IS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, AND THE ACTIONS WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ARE GOING TO CHANGE THAT DIRECTION

>> WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL ARIZONANS WEAR A FACE MASK >> Reporter: WE REACHED OUT TO THE HILA RIVERIAN COMMUNITY AFTER THEY RECLOSED THEIR CASINO DOORS THIS WEEK TO ASK ABOUT LENA'S CONCERNS AROUND SAFETY PROTOCOLS CONCERNING HER FATHER THEY SAY THEY DON'T KNOW IF WASHINGTON CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AT WORK, THEY WILL USE THIS TO SEE WHETHER THE SPIKE IN ARIZONA CASES SUBSIDES

BUT HOW QUICKLY CAN ARIZONA CHANGE COURSE AND TURN THOSE NUMBERS IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION SHE HAD TO LAY HER FATHER TO REST THIS FATHER'S DAY >>> AMERICANS CONTINUE TO PROTEST SYSTEMIC RACISM AND BRUTALITY TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM

EASTERN, CHECK OUT "CAN YOU HEAR US NOW"? IT'S A SPECIAL HOSTED BY TREMAIN LEE HERE'S A PREVIEW >> I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE IDEA OF RACIAL PROGRESS STABBING SOMEONE IN THE BACK AND PULLING THE KNIFE OUT ISN'T ACTUALLY PROGRESS PROGRESS IS REMOVING THE KNIFE AND THEN BEGINNING THE HEALING PROCESS

WHERE ARE WE IN TERMS OF THAT PROCESS? ? >> THEY'RE JUST SHY OF $18,000 COMPARED TO A NET WORTH OF $710,000 IN ORDERS, ONE WHITE FAMILY HAS THE WEIGHT OF A TEN BLACK FAMILY THAT'S NOT BECAUSE THESE FAMILIES WORK HARDER THAT'S BECAUSE OF HISTORY AND DISINTEGRATIONS WHEN WITH TALK ABOUT PROGRESS, PROGRESS CAN ALSO ONLY BE MADE IF WE'RE WILLING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE HISTORY OF WHY THE PROGRESS HAS BEEN SO BACKWORDS AND REVERSE IN THE WAY THESE SYSTEMS ARE BUILT >> WITH TALKS ABOUT THOSE ECONOMIC DISPARITIES, AND THE WAYS IT'S BEEN VIOLENT, THE VIOLENT DISLOCATION OF FOLKS WHEN IT COMES TO ACTUAL VIOLENCE, THIS WEEK MARKS FIVE YEARS SINCE THE EMANNUEL CHURCH MASSACRE

WE'RE ON THE HEELS OF DEADLY POLICE SHOOTINGS WHAT ROLE HAS WHITE SUPREMACIST VIOLENCE PLAYED IN LIMITING BLACK FREEDOM? >> NOT JUST IN TERMS OF LIVES LOST, BUT ALSO IT'S A SPIRITUAL ASSAULT I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE ACCOMPLISHED, WHO ARE AFRAID TO GO OUT FOR A RUN AND THE MASSACRE IN CHARLESTON, WE'LL NEVER FORGET IT

SO I THINK ALL OF THESE THINGS, THE GRIEF IT'S CAUSED, THE ANXIETY IT'S CAUSED IN ADDITION TO THE BLOOD THAT WAS SHED >> AND YOU CAN WATCH "CAN YOU HEAR US NOW" RIGHT HERE ON "NBC NEWS AT 8:00 PM EASTERN >>> THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, IS KILLING OF BLACK AMERICANS BY POLICE, THIS IS AN ANXIOUS TIME IN AMERICA, AND IT'S IMPACTING BOTH OUR DAILY LIVES AND OUR SLEEP

DR DIEDRE BARRETT JOINS US SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THAT EXAMINES DREAMS PEOPLE ARE HAVING TURN COVID-19 WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVING DREAMS ABOUT THE PANDEMIC WHEN IT FIRST STARTED, THESE PANICKED DREAMS ABOUT GOING TO WORK WHEN IT WASN'T SAFE, GETTING SICK I REMEMBER HAVING A DREAM ABOUT GOING TO THE SALON AND GETTING MY HAIRCUT, PANICKED, BECAUSE IT WASN'T SAFE TO GO THERE

NOW WE'RE DEALING WITH NATIONWIDE PROTESTS CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT THEY FOUND ABOUT THE THINGS HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY ARE IMPACTING PEOPLE'S ANXIETY AND THEIR DREAMS? >> YES WELL, FIRST, IN TERMS OF THE PANDEMIC, THE MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENT IS, EARLY ON, WHEN PEOPLE WERE MAINLY DREAMING ABOUT GETTING THE VIRUS OR SAID, BEING OUT IN THE PUBLIC AND GETTING MASKS OR WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE GETTING IT THERE ARE SECONDARY EFFECTS, PEOPLE SHELTERING ALONE, DREAMING ABOUT BEING PUT IN PRISON, WITH EXAGGERATIONS OF THAT NOW, WHAT I'M SEEING AS THE REOPENING IS HAPPENING IS THAT IN THE EARLY STAGES, THEY WEREN'T MANY REOPENING DREAMS, BUT IT WAS POSITIVE WISH FULFILLMENT

THIS IS WONDERFUL NOW THAT WE'RE REALLY HAVING REOPENING, MOST OF THE DREAMS ARE ANXIETY DREAMS, AND PEOPLE ARE BACK AT WORK IN THEIR DREAM THINGS ARE GOING VERY WRONG WITH GETTING BACK OUT THERE NOW >> DO YOU SEE ANY REOCCURRING THEMES SINCE THE PROTEST STARTED? YES MY SURVEY THAT THE PANDEMIC DREAMS BOOK IS ABOUT IS ABOUT THE COVID- 19 DREAMS

SO THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES I SEE THAT ARE ABOUT THE PROTESTS, ARE A LOT THAT DREAM ABOUT THE PROTESTS AS A POSSIBLE WAY OF CATCHING COVID-19 EITHER THEY'RE AT AND PROTESTERS COME ALONG, AND THEY'RE AFRAID, OR THEY'RE OUT OF PROTESTS, AND THE OTHER PROTESTERS ARE CLOSE EVEN MORE JUSTICER THE BROADER BLACK LIVES MATTER THERE WAS A WHITE WOMAN WHO DREAM THAT THE MEN WHO WERE NOT IN POLICE UNIFORMS, BUT THEY WERE AUTHORITIES WHO KNOCKED HER MOTHER DOWN, AND HER INTERPRETATION WAS THAT HER MOTHER HAD BEEN A JEWISH ACTIVIST AND A FEMINIST IN HER LIFETIME, AND THAT THIS WAS USING HER MOTHER TO SORT OF DRAMATISE WHAT THEY WOULD BE DOING WITH THE MOTHER IF IT WAS HER CAUSE TO IDENTIFY CLOSER WITH THE PROTESTERS THEN ANOTHER DREAM THAT WAS VERY INTERESTING WAS SOMEONE DREAM HE AND OTHER PEOPLE WERE PUTTING TOGETHER THIS CREATURE, KIND OF LIKE AND OCTOPUS WITH MORE ARMS, BUT EACH HEART WAS FROM A DIFFERENT KIND OF PERSON, DIFFERENT SKIN COLORS, AND EVERYONE DIFFERENT ANIMALS, AND MAYBE ALIENS WERE GOING INTO THIS CREATURE

THE IMAGE WAS FRANKENSTEIN LIKE IT WAS THIS WONDROUS CREATION AND HE KNEW, WHEN THE CREATURE WAS PUT TOGETHER, IT WAS GOING TO BRING EVERYBODY AROUND THE WORLD TOGETHER IN UNITY AND PEACE, BECAUSE THERE WAS THIS CREATURE THAT EXISTED FROM EVERYBODY >> A CREATURE WITH MANY DIFFERENT LEGS BRINGING US ALL TOGETHER

WHAT CAN PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE DREAMS THEY ARE HAVING, WHETHER THEY ARE DREAMS THAT ARE FRIGHTENING AND MORE LIKE NIGHTMARES OR POSITIVE A POSITIVE HOPEFUL DREAM LIKE THAT ONE ABOUT COMING TOGETHER? >> YES I MEAN, DEFINITELY SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST FINE WITH THEIR DREAMS BEING INSPIRATIONAL AND FURTHER MOTIVATING FOR THE CAUSE BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE HAVING ANXIETY DREAMS ABOUT THE PROTESTS MOSTLY THEY WILL REMARK THAT THEIR PROTESTS HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL, BUT IN THE DREAM, THEY'RE IN THEIR OWN CITY AT A PROTEST, LIKE A FEW OTHER PLACES SO PEOPLE THAT ARE HAVING A LOT OF ANXIOUS DREAMS ABOUT THE PROTEST, WHETHER YOU ARE, YOU KNOW, ANXIOUS ABOUT WHETHER IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO TURN OUT WELL, WHETHER YOU'RE POSSIBLY IN A CITY WHERE IT REALLY IS DANGEROUS TO BE DOING THIS

BUT IF YOU WANT TO HAVE FEWER OF THOSE DREAMS, YOU CAN FALL ASLEEP, KIND OF INK EWE BAITING A DREAM YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE, LIKE ASKING YOUR DREAMING MIND SHE ME, YOU KNOW, A WAY I CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THIS MOVEMENT DREAMS WILL VERY OFTEN RESPOND TO TO REQUESTS LIKE THAT THAT , >> I LOVE THAT CONCEPT, I HAD NO IDEA YOU CAN ACTUALLY HELP GUIDE YOUR DREAMS

DR, IT IS SO FASCINATING WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HAVING THIS EXPERIENCE IT IS ACTUALLY COMFORTING TO HEAR THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH AND DO OTHER THINGS WE CAN DO TO MAKE THOSE DREAMS MORE POSITIVE THANKS FOR BEING WITH US TODAY

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, LET'S GO TO SAVANNAH, SHE HAS THE VERY LATEST HEADLINES ON NBCNEWSCOM SAVANNAH, WHAT A FRIDAY TREE I'M SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE >> I AM SO HAPPY TO BE HERE AND BE ABLE TO TALK TO YOU

WE ARE STARTING OFF OUR HEADLINES WITH JUNETEENTH COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES SEVERAL COMPANIES LIKE TWITTER, TARGET AND AMAZON ARE HONORING THE HOLIDAY FOR A FIRST-TIME THERE HAVE BEEN CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WE WILL BE CHECKING IN WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE SHOW >>> THE MAYOR OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY ANNOUNCED THAT ONE OF THE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF BREONNA TAYLOR IS BEING FIRED HE VIOLATED, QUOTE, USE OF DEADLY FORCE AS WELL AS OBEDIENCE TO RULES AND REGULATIONS

>>> NEWS ON THE 2020 RACE, AMY KLOBUCHAR REMOVED HERSELF AS A POSSIBLE VICE PRESIDENT PICK FOR JOE BIDEN THIS IS WHAT SHE TOLD NBC >> THIS IS AN HISTORIC MOMENT I TRULY BELIEVE AS I TOLD THE VICE PRESIDENT LAST NIGHT WHEN I CALLED HIM, I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT TO PUT A WOMAN OF COLOR ON THAT TICKET >> I RESPONDED TO THAT, TELLING THE SENATOR THAT SHE HAVE THE GRIT AND DETERMINATION TO DO ANYTHING SHE HAS PUT HER MIND TO

>>> AMC THEATER WILL REQUIRE GUESTS TO WEAR MASKS WHEN THE COMPANY STARTS REOPENING JULY 15 THIS FOLLOWS THE INTENSE BACKLASH AFTER THE CEO SAID THEY WOULD NOT FORCE MASK WEARING, WE DID NOT WANT TO BE DRAWN INTO A POLITICAL CONTROVERSY IN A NEW STATEMENT, AMC SAID IT CHANGED ITS POLICY AFTER LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS OF CUSTOMERS AND HEALTH EXPERTS >>> ANDREW CUOMO DELIVERED HIS FINAL DAILY CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING TODAY OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS THEY WENT FROM THE EPICENTER TO HAVING A SLOWEST TRANSMISSION RATE YET

HE LEFT VIEWERS WITH THIS MESSAGE >> TODAY I ASK YOU, WHY DID IT TAKE A CRISIS TO BRING US TOGETHER? WHY DOESN'T GOVERNMENT URGED US TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SAME COMMUNITY, THE SAME FAMILY WE ALL BENEFIT WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER ISN'T THAT WHAT WE REALLY SHOWED OVER THE PAST 111 DAYS? >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANY PLANS NEW BRIEFINGS ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS

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