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>>> AMERICA ON THE

MOVE THIS MEMORIAL

DAY.

NEARLY 40 MILLION

AMERICANS HITTING THE

ROADS AND SKIES.

THE MOST SINCE THE

PANDEMIC STARTED.

PLUS THE MASSIVE

CROWDS GATHERING FOR

THE INDY 500.

CAMPGROUNDS BOOKED FOR

MONTHS.

IT'S THE START OF THE

NEW NORMAL.

BUT JUST HOW SAFE IS

IT?

>>> PLUS, THE CDC'S

NEW SUMMER CAMP

GUIDELINES FOR KIDS.

WHO DOES AND DOES NOT

NEED MASKS?

THE RAPIDLY SHIFTING

RULES PROMPTING LOTS

OF QUESTIONS FOR

FAMILIES.

>>> THE DEEP DIVIDE

OVER THE DEADLY

CAPITOL RIOT.

REPUBLICANS BLOCKING

THE COMMISSION TO

INVESTIGATE THE

JANUARY 6th ATTACK.

>>> NEW CLUES.

THE POSSIBLE MOTIVE

BEHIND THAT DEADLY

MASS SHOOTING AT A

CALIFORNIA RAIL YARD.

AND THE EMOTIONAL

MESSAGE FROM THE WIFE

OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS.

WHAT SHE TOLD HER

HUSBAND JUST BEFORE HE

DIED.

>>> ALSO, HELP WANTED.

NOT ENOUGH WORKERS TO

FILL JOBS AT CAMPS,

WATER PARKS,

RESTAURANTS AND MORE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT

COULD BE CAUSING THE

CRISIS AND WHAT IT

COULD MEAN FOR YOU.

>>> FREE AT LAST.

THE PRISONER FINALLY

RELEASED AFTER NEARLY

30 YEARS BEHIND BARS

FOR A MURDER HE SAYS

HE DIDN'T COMMIT.

>>> AND THE HEROES

WITH THAT SPECIAL

MISSION, WATCHING OVER

THE TOMB OF THE

UNKNOWN SOLDIER.

>> Announcer: THIS IS

NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS"

WITH LESTER HOLT.

>>> GOOD EVENING.

I'M KRISTEN WELKER IN

FOR LESTER.

TONIGHT, THE GREAT

GETAWAY HAS BEGUN.

WITH HALF OF ALL

AMERICAN ADULTS NOW

FULLY VACCINATED AND

MOST STATES HAVING

LIFTED COVID

RESTRICTIONS,

AMERICANS ARE

PREPARING FOR THE

BIGGEST TRAVEL HOLIDAY

IN THE LAST YEAR.

DESPITE THAT NEW SURGE

IN GAS PRICES, TENS OF

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE

EXPECTED TO HIT THE

ROADS.

THE AIRPORTS PACKED

TOO.

WE ALSO HAVE BRAND NEW

GUIDANCE FROM THE CDC

ON SUMMER CAMPS TO

TELL YOU ABOUT,

INCLUDING WHETHER YOUR

CHILD STILL NEEDS TO

BE WEARING A MASK

OUTDOORS.

BUT FIRST, LET'S START

WITH THE TRAVEL RUSH.

NBC'S TOM COSTELLO

STARTS OUR COVERAGE

TONIGHT.

>> Reporter: FRIDAY

NIGHT AND AMERICA'S

LONG-AWAITED GREAT

ESCAPE IS FINALLY

UNDER WAY.

FROM CLOGGED ROADWAYS

TO PACKED BEACHES AND

COOL MOUNTAIN

GETAWAYS.

WITH HALF THE

POPULATION RECEIVING

ONE DOSE, NEARLY 40

MILLION AMERICANS ARE

EXPECTED TO TRAVEL

THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

>> JUST LOOKING

FORWARD TO A LITTLE

BIT OF NORMALCY AGAIN.

>> IT WAS A LONG TIME

COMING, AND IT IS

ABOUT TIME.

AND IT'S A PERFECT

TIME OF YEAR TO START

ANEW.

>> Reporter: AAA SAYS

AN ESTIMATED 34

MILLION ARE ON THE

ROADS ALONE, EVEN WITH

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

AT THE PUMP UP MORE

THAN A DOLLAR FROM A

YEAR AGO WHEN THE

ECONOMY TANKED.

AIRPORTS ARE NOW

BREAKING POST-PANDEMIC

PASSENGER RECORDS.

NEARLY 2 MILLION

PASSED THROUGH TSA

CHECKPOINTS ON

THURSDAY ALONE.

NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER

IS AT THE NATION'S

BUSIEST AIRPORT.

>> HERE IN ATLANTA

AIRPORT OFFICIALS

EXPECT TO SEE 1.5

MILLION PEOPLE TRAVEL

THROUGH THIS HOLIDAY

WEEKEND.

THAT'S THE BUSIEST

IT'S BEEN SINCE

DECEMBER OF 2019.

>> Reporter: AND AT

THE NATION'S PREMIER

WEEKEND AUTO RACE

SPECTATORS WILL BE

BACK IN THE STANDS.

NBC'S TOM LLAMAS IS IN

INDIANAPOLIS.

>> HERE AT THE INDY

500 THEY'RE EXPECTING

MORE THAN 130,000 FANS

ON RACE DAY, WHICH IS

SUNDAY.

IT'S GOING TO BE THE

LARGEST SPORTING EVENT

ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET

SINCE THE ONSET OF THE

PANDEMIC.

ORGANIZERS FEEL THEY

CAN KEEP THE EVENT

SAFE, BUT THEY WANT TO

MAKE SURE FANS FOLLOW

THE RULES.

>> Reporter: BUT WITH

MOST INTERNATIONAL

TRAVEL STILL OFF

LIMITS THE SUMMER'S

HOTTEST TICKET MAY BE

THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

THE NATIONAL PARKS

ALREADY SEEING

RECORD-BREAKING

NUMBERS.

>> WE KNOW THAT MANY

OF THE MOST POPULAR

NATIONAL PARKS BOTH

CAMPGROUNDS AND

LODGING IN AND AROUND

PARKS ARE FULLY BOOKED

OR NEARLY FULLY BOOKED

THROUGH LABOR DAY

WEEKEND.

>> Reporter: AT

COLORADO'S CHERRY

CREEK STATE PARK

CAMPERS AND RVs HAVE

BEEN SHOWING UP ALL

DAY.

>> IT'S GOING TO BE A

BRAND NEW WORLD I

THINK.

I THINK IT'S A NEW

START.

AND MIGHT AS WELL JUST

GET OUT AND HAVE FUN.

>> FEELS GOOD TO GET

OUT AND FEEL REGULAR

AGAIN.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT

FROM COAST TO COAST

THE GREAT AMERICAN

RELAPSE IS UNDER WAY.

>> AND TOM, THIS IS

GOOD NEWS FOR THE

TRAVEL INDUSTRY?

>> Reporter:

ABSOLUTELY.

THE SURGE WE'RE SEEING

OF PASSENGERS HAS GOT

THE AIRLINES

RECOVERING MUCH FASTER

THAN EXPECTED.

THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

PLANES RIGHT NOW.

MEANWHILE, RESTAURANTS

AND THEME PARKS ARE

COMING BACK EVEN

FASTER THAN THEY

EXPECTED, KRISTEN.

>> ALL AS THE NEW

NORMAL GETS UNDER WAY.

TOM COSTELLO, THANK

YOU.

>>> AND JUST AS THE

SUMMER KICKS OFF, THE

CDC RELEASED NEW

GUIDANCE ABOUT WHICH

CAMPERS NEED TO WEAR

MASKS AND WHICH DON'T.

HERE'S STEPHANIE GOSK

WITH WHAT FAMILIES

NEED TO KNOW.

>> Reporter: FOOTLOOSE

AND MASK-FREE FOR KIDS

THIS SUMMER?

NOT EXACTLY, SAYS THE

CDC.

TODAY RELEASING

REVISED GUIDANCE FOR

MASKING AT CAMP.

THE AGENCY HAD SAID

UNVACCINATED CAMPERS

SHOULD WEAR MASKS

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.

NOW SLIGHTLY REVISING

THAT TO "IN GENERAL,

PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO

WEAR MASKS WHEN

OUTDOORS, WHETHER THEY

ARE VACCINATED OR NOT.

UNLESS THEY ARE IN

CROWDED OUTDOOR

SETTINGS OR DURING

ACTIVITIES THAT

INVOLVE SUSTAINED

CLOSE CONTACT."

WITH MOST CAMPERS

UNDER THE AGE OF 12

AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR

THE VACCINE YET, CAMPS

ARE LEFT TO DECIDE FOR

THEMSELVES WHAT

ACTIVITIES ARE SAFE,

AND THE GUIDANCE IS

VAGUE.

>> ONE SIZE DOES NOT

FIT ALL FOR EACH OF

THESE CAMPS.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE

TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT

THE RATES OF

VACCINATION AMONG

THEIR STAFF AND AMONG

THEIR OLDER CAMPERS.

>> Reporter: IN NEW

YORK THERE WAS A MASK

REQUIREMENT FOR SUMMER

CAMPS UNTIL THIS WEEK.

NOW MASKS ARE JUST

ENCOURAGED.

AT CRESTWOOD COUNTRY

DAY CLUB ON LONG

ISLAND PARENTS AND

STAFF ARE RELIEVED.

>> THERE IS AN AWFUL

LOT OF PENT-UP DESIRE

TO HAVE CHILDREN GET

BACK TO CAMP.

>> KIDS THAT WANT TO

GET BACK TO CAMP AND

PARENTS THAT WANT

THEIR KIDS TO GET BACK

TO CAMP.

>> I'M NOT SURE WHICH

IT IS MORE SO.

>> Reporter:

CRESTWOOD'S DIRECTOR

SAYS MASKS WILL NOT BE

REQUIRED OUTSIDE.

GIVING THE KIDS, HE

SAYS, A CHANCE TO HAVE

A REAL SUMMER.

STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC

NEWS.

>>> AND NOW TO THAT

DRAMATIC VOTE IN THE

SENATE.

REPUBLICANS BLOCKING A

COMMISSION TO

INVESTIGATE THE

JANUARY 6th CAPITOL

ATTACK, ALL AS

PRESIDENT BIDEN

UNVEILS HIS SWEEPING

AND COSTLY BUDGET

PROPOSAL.

CHIEF WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENT PETER

ALEXANDER HAS LATE

DETAILS.

>> Reporter: NEARLY

FIVE MONTHS AFTER THAT

VIOLENT SIEGE OF THE

CAPITOL, TONIGHT

SENATE REPUBLICANS

SLAMMING THE DOOR ON

THE CREATION OF A

BIPARTISAN COMMISSION

INTO THE ATTACK.

DEMOCRATS SAY THE

FORMER PRESIDENT IS TO

BLAME.

>> OUT OF FEAR OR

FEALTY TO DONALD TRUMP

THE REPUBLICAN

MINORITY JUST

PREVENTED THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE FROM GETTING

THE FULL TRUTH ABOUT

JANUARY 6th.

>> Reporter: DEMOCRATS

NEEDED 10 REPUBLICAN

VOTES, BUT ONLY 6

SIGNED ON.

AMONG THEM ALASKA'S

LISA MURKOWSKI.

>> AN INDEPENDENT

COMMISSION IS

IMPORTANT.

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE

CONGRESS.

BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO

IMPORTANT TO THE

COUNTRY.

>> Reporter: MANY

REPUBLICANS CONCERNED

A COMMISSION WOULD

ALIENATE TRUMP

SUPPORTERS, DISMISSING

THE PROPOSAL AS A

POLITICAL EXERCISE.

ARGUING LAW

ENFORCEMENT AND

CONGRESSIONAL

COMMITTEES ARE ALREADY

INVESTIGATING THE

RIOT.

>> THERE'S NO NEW FACT

ABOUT THAT DAY WE NEED

THE DEMOCRATS'

EXTRANEOUS COMMISSION

TO UNCOVER.

>> Reporter: THAT DEAD

END AS PRESIDENT BIDEN

TODAY REVEALS HIS NEW

BUDGET PROPOSAL,

CALLING FOR

$6 TRILLION IN FEDERAL

SPENDING, THE LARGEST

SUSTAINED SPENDING

LEVEL SINCE WORLD WAR

II, INCLUDING MAJOR

INVESTMENTS IN

INFRASTRUCTURE AND

SOCIAL PROGRAMS.

REPUBLICANS CALL IT

TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO

EXTREME, NOTING WITHIN

10 YEARS THE

PRESIDENT'S PLAN WOULD

INCREASE THE U.S. DEBT

TO 117% OF THE SIZE OF

THE ENTIRE ECONOMY.

>> THE DEBT BECOMES SO

LARGE IT'S MORE THAN

100% OF YOUR GDP.

THERE'S NO COMING BACK

FROM THAT.

THIS SOUNDS LIKE

VENEZUELA OR CUBA.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT

THE WHITE HOUSE IS

DEFENDING ITS SPENDING

AS FISCALLY

RESPONSIBLE,

ARGUING IT'S NECESSARY

TO HELP THE U.S.

RECOVER FROM THE

PANDEMIC AND TO MAKE

THE COUNTRY MORE

COMPETITIVE INTO THE

FUTURE.

KRISTEN?

>> PETER ALEXANDER AT

THE WHITE HOUSE.

PETER, THANK YOU.

>>> AND WE WILL BE

BACK IN JUST 60

SECONDS WITH NEW CLUES

AND A POSSIBLE MOTIVE

IN THAT DEADLY MASS

SHOOTING IN

CALIFORNIA

>>> WITH THE

HIGH-STAKES SUMMIT

BETWEEN PRESIDENT

BIDEN AND RUSSIAN

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR

PUTIN JUST WEEKS AWAY,

AN URGENT NEW CRISIS

AT THE FOREFRONT.

ANOTHER HACKING

AGAINST THE U.S.

GOVERNMENT BEING

BLAMED ON RUSSIA.

OUR PETE WILLIAMS HAS

THE LATEST ON THE

INVESTIGATION.

>> Reporter: THE

LATEST ATTACK HIT THE

STATE DEPARTMENT'S

AGENCY FOR

INTERNATIONAL

DEVELOPMENT, USAID,

WHICH DISTRIBUTES

AMERICA'S FOREIGN AID.

THE HACKERS INSERTED

MALWARE THAT SENT WHAT

APPEARED TO BE GENUINE

USAID E-MAILS TO MORE

THAN 150 RECIPIENTS

INCLUDING HUMAN RIGHTS

GROUPS AND OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS THAT

HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF

RUSSIA'S PRESIDENT

VLADIMIR PUTIN.

IN A BLOG POST

MICROSOFT SAYS THE

ATTACK CAME FROM A

THREAT ACTOR CALLED

NOBELIUM, ORIGINATING

FROM RUSSIA.

THE SAME GROUP BEHIND

THE HUGE SOLARWINDS

ATTACK THAT TARGETED

THE DEPARTMENTS OF

HOMELAND SECURITY,

ENERGY, COMMERCE,

DEFENSE, TREASURY AND

STATE AND THOUSANDS OF

AMERICA'S BUSINESSES.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

HAS SAID NOBELIUM'S

HACKING IS THE WORK OF

RUSSIA'S FOREIGN

INTELLIGENCE SERVICE.

THIS TIME MICROSOFT

SAYS AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

BLOCKED MOST OF THE

MALICIOUS E-MAILS AND

MARKED THEM AS SPAM.

BUT THE RUSSIAN ATTACK

COMES LESS THAN THREE

WEEKS BEFORE PRESIDENT

BIDEN IS SCHEDULED TO

MEET PUTIN IN GENEVA.

>> WE NEED CLEAR RULES

OF NATION-STATE

CONDUCT IN CYBERSPACE

AND THEN CLEARLY

STATED CONSEQUENCES

FOR VIOLATIONS OF

THOSE RULES.

>> Reporter: LAST

MONTH BIDEN IMPOSED

MODEST SANCTIONS ON

RUSSIA FOR THE

SOLARWINDS ATTACK BUT

SAID HE WAS PREPARED

TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION

IF THE HACKING DIDN'T

STOP.

SECURITY EXPERTS SAY

THIS LATEST ATTACK WAS

INTENDED TO GATHER

INTELLIGENCE ON

PUTIN'S OPPONENTS, BUT

IT WAS STILL GOING ON

WITHIN THE PAST FEW

DAYS, SUGGESTING U.S.

SANCTIONS HAVEN'T MADE

MUCH DIFFERENCE.

KRISTEN?

>> PETE WILLIAMS IN

WASHINGTON.

PETE, THANK YOU.

>>> INVESTIGATORS IN

CALIFORNIA MAY BE

ZEROING IN ON A MOTIVE

FOR THE MASSACRE IN

SAN JOSE AS NEW

DETAILS HAVE EMERGED

ABOUT THE GUNMAN WHO

KILLED NINE CO-WORKERS

AT A RAIL YARD AND THE

MASSIVE ARSENAL HE HAD

AT HIS HOME.

MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS

THE VERY LATEST

TONIGHT.

>> Reporter: CHILLING

ONLY BECAUSE HE

APPEARS CALM,

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

CAPTURES THE GUNMAN

AFTER HIS FIRST

MURDEROUS RAMPAGE AND

BEFORE HIS SECOND.

AT HIS HOME, 25,000

ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION,

MULTIPLE WEAPONS AND

MOLOTOV COCKTAILS.

A MOTIVE COMING INTO

FOCUS.

A FEDERAL LAW

ENFORCEMENT SOURCE

CONFIRMING THE SUSPECT

WAS DETAINED BY U.S.

CUSTOMS IN 2016 AFTER

RETURNING FROM

OVERSEAS FOR

POSSESSING BOOKS ABOUT

TERRORISM AND FEAR AND

MANIFESTOS AS WELL AS

A MEMO FILLED WITH

HATRED TOWARD HIS

WORKPLACE.

THE TARGETED SHOOTING

BEGAN WEDNESDAY

MORNING.

>> HE KILLED THEM ALL.

WHO HE WANTED, HE MADE

SURE THEY WERE DEAD.

>> Reporter: THE NINE

MEN WHO WENT TO WORK

AND NEVER CAME HOME

REMEMBERED BY A SEA OF

LOVED ONES.

>> IT WAS HORRIFIC.

>> Reporter: TARA

FRITCH LOST HER

HUSBAND, ALEX.

SHE WAS AT HIS

HOSPITAL BEDSIDE AS HE

SLIPPED AWAY.

>> I JUST SAID I LOVE

YOU, I DON'T WANT YOU

TO GO, BUT I KNOW YOU

HAVE TO.

AND IT'S OKAY.

WE'LL BE OKAY.

AND HIS HEART STOPPED.

>> Reporter: IN

SEPTEMBER THE FRITCHES

PLANNED TO RENEW THEIR

VOWS ON THEIR 20th

ANNIVERSARY.

>> I'VE LOST

EVERYTHING.

I DON'T WANT TO BE

HERE WITHOUT HIM.

>> Reporter: MIGUEL

ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS,

SAN JOSE.

>>> WELL, TONIGHT A

PHILADELPHIA MAN WHO

SAYS HE WAS WRONGLY

CONVICTED OF MURDER IS

GETTING A SECOND

CHANCE, AND HIS FIRST

TASTE OF FREEDOM IN

ALMOST THREE DECADES.

RON ALLEN HAS HIS

STORY.

>> Reporter: AFTER

NEARLY 30 YEARS IN

PRISON ERIC RIDDICK

TONIGHT IS A FREE MAN.

>> JUST HAPPY TO SEE

EVERYBODY.

I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE

TO ENJOY MY FAMILY.

THIS IS AMAZING.

A LITTLE OVERWHELMING.

>> Reporter: RIDDICK,

NOW 51, STILL CLAIMS

HE HAD NOTHING TO DO

WITH THE MURDER OF HIS

BEST FRIEND WILLIAM

CATLETT IN NOVEMBER OF

1991 IN PHILADELPHIA.

>> DID YOU KILL WILL

CATLETT?

>> Reporter: LESTER

FIRST TALKED TO

RIDDICK FROM PRISON

THREE YEARS AGO AFTER

HEARING ABOUT HIS CASE

FROM RAPPER MEEK MILL

AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM

PRISON.

>> I'VE NEVER, EVER

TAKEN A HUMAN LIFE.

>> Reporter: TODAY A

JUDGE AGREED RIDDICK

HAD BEEN WRONGFULLY

CONVICTED.

EVIDENCE THAT MIGHT

HAVE PROVED HIS

INNOCENCE NOT PROVIDED

TO HIS ATTORNEYS.

ALIBI WITNESSES WHO

SAID RIDDICK DID NOT

COMMIT THE CRIME NEVER

TESTIFIED.

THE ONLY WITNESS WHO

SAID RIDDICK FIRED THE

FATAL SHOTS HAS SINCE

RECANTED HIS STORY.

THROUGH IT ALL

RIDDICK'S MOTHER

LEADING THE FIGHT TO

FREE HER SON.

>> THE WAITING,

KNOWING THAT HE'S

INNOCENT, NOT BECAUSE

I'M HIS MOTHER SAYING

HE'S INNOCENT, BECAUSE

WE DID THE LEGWORK.

>> Reporter: RIDDICK'S

NUMEROUS APPEALS

REJECTED UNTIL A NEW

REVIEW BY THE

PHILADELPHIA D.A.'S

CONVICTION INTEGRITY

UNIT.

TODAY SAYING THEY

BELIEVE RIDDICK WAS AN

ACCOMPLICE TO THE

MURDER BUT DID NOT

FIRE THE FATAL SHOTS.

RIDDICK AGREED TO

PLEAD NO CONTEST TO

THIRD-DEGREE MURDER

AND WAS FREED BECAUSE

HE'S ALREADY SERVED

29 1/2 YEARS.

YOU'RE NOT FULLY

SATISFIED WITH THE

OUTCOME TODAY?

>> I'M NOT, NO.

I'M HAPPY HE'S GETTING

RELEASED AFTER 29

YEARS IN JAIL.

BUT I THINK THAT THE

EVIDENCE SHOULD ALWAYS

RULE THE CASE AND THE

EVIDENCE IS THAT HE'S

NOT GUILTY.

>> Reporter: RIDDICK

VOWING TO CONTINUE THE

FIGHT.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF

OTHER INNOCENT MEN IN

PRISON.

>> Reporter: FOR

OTHERS BEHIND BARS

CLAIMING LIKE HIM THEY

DESERVE TO BE FREE.

RON ALLEN, NBC NEWS,

PHILADELPHIA.

>> A LONG AND

EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

THERE.

>>> WELL, NOW TO AN

UPDATE ON A STORY WE

TOLD YOU ABOUT JUST A

FEW WEEKS AGO.

A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM

NICARAGUA PART OF THE

SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED

MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO

APPROACHED A BORDER

PATROL AGENT CRYING,

SAYING HE'D BEEN

ABANDONED, TODAY WAS

REUNITED WITH HIS

MOTHER IN TEXAS.

THEY PLAN TO LIVE WITH

FAMILY IN FLORIDA.

EMOTIONAL REUNION.

>>> AND THERE'S

GROWING CONCERN THIS

SUMMER WITH MANY

BUSINESSES SAYING THEY

CAN'T FILL THOSE

SUMMER JOBS.

STEPHANIE RUHLE

TONIGHT ON WHY AND

WHAT THIS MIGHT MEAN

FOR YOU AS YOU HIT THE

ROAD.

>> Reporter: MEGAN

SALLY BUTTINGER CAMP

H

HILLCROSS ESPECIALLY

FOREIGN STUDENTS WHO

NEED J-1 VISAS TO BE

CAMP COUNSELORS.

THEY HAVE ONLY ONE

CONFIRMED AND ARE

WAITING ON 23 MORE.

>> US NOT BRING OUR

INTERNATIONAL STAFF

OVER IS SOMETHING THAT

KEEPS US AWAKE AT

NIGHT.

>> Reporter: BECAUSE

OF COVID THE U.S. HAS

A BAN ON TRAVEL FROM

33 COUNTRIES, MANY OF

THEM WHERE THESE

WORKERS COME FROM.

THERE'S ALSO A BACKLOG

TO PROCESS J-1 VISAS.

WITHOUT ALL THE

COUNSELORS FROM

OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES

LIKE SWIM LESSONS AND

GYMNASTICS COULD LOOK

DIFFERENT THIS YEAR.

WITH CURRENT STAFF

DOING DOUBLE DUTY.

BUT LACK OF VISAS FOR

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS

IS CAUSING PROBLEMS

FOR ALL SORTS OF

BUSINESSES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

EMPLOYERS RELY ON J-1

FOREIGN WORKERS DURING

PEAK TOURIST SEASON.

>> THEY WORK TYPICALLY

IN PLACES WHERE THERE

ARE LABOR SHORTAGES

AND AS A RESULT THEY

ACTUALLY HELP KEEP

AMERICANS EMPLOYED IN

THOSE PLACES.

>> Reporter: LAST

MONTH OVER 500

COMPANIES URGED THE

SECRETARY OF STATE TO

DEFER PARTS OF THE

VISA PROCESS, CALLING

THE SITUATION A

CRISIS.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT

SAYS IT'S WAIVED SOME

INTERVIEWS TO SPEED UP

THE PROCESS.

>> IT'S GREAT THAT THE

STATE DEPARTMENT TOOK

THAT ACTION, BUT IT'S

NOT ENOUGH.

>> Reporter: KALAHARI

RESORTS OWNS FOUR

WATER PARKS AND HIRES

ABOUT 700 OVERSEAS

WORKERS.

THIS SUMMER MAYBE 100.

>> THE J-1 VISA

PROGRAM IS VITALLY

IMPORTANT FOR TOURISM

IN AMERICA.

>> Reporter: TO FIND

EMPLOYEES THEY'VE

OFFERED BONUSES,

RELOCATION PACKAGES,

EVEN HOUSING.

FOR SALLY THE ISSUE IS

A PERSONAL ONE.

>> I CAME OVER ON A

J-1 VISA.

LITTLE DID I KNOW I

WOULD END UP MARRYING

THE CAMP DIRECTOR'S

SON.

>> Reporter: SUMMER IS

HERE.

WILL THE WORKERS BE?

STEPHANIE RUHLE, NBC

NEWS, NEW YORK.

>>> NEXT, AN EXCLUSIVE

LOOK AT A

>>> TONIGHT NBC NEWS

HAS EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

TO THE FIRST

TRANSPLANT CLINIC FOR

AFRICAN-AMERICANS, AN

IMPORTANT FIRST FOR

COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

WHO OFTEN STRUGGLE TO

GET ACCESS TO HEALTH

CARE.

MEGHAN FITZGERALD HAS

MORE.

>> Reporter: THIS IS

LIFE FOR 31-YEAR-OLD

DAWN BOWEN.

ONCE INDEPENDENT AND

THRIVING IN HER

CAREER, NOW SHE SPENDS

NINE HOURS A DAY

GETTING DIALYSIS.

>> MY BODY IN SOME

WAYS HAS TURNED

AGAINST ME.

>> Reporter: DAWN WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 3

KIDNEY FAILURE IN

2018.

DOCTORS TOLD HER SHE

WOULD NEED A

TRANSPLANT.

BUT THREE YEARS LATER

SHE'S STILL WAITING.

>> WHAT DOES WAITING

FEEL LIKE?

>> LIKE A ROLLER

COASTER, AN EMOTIONAL

ROLLER COASTER.

>> Reporter: DAWN'S

EXPERIENCE IS ALL TOO

COMMON AMONG PEOPLE OF

COLOR.

STUDIES SHOW THAT JUST

26% OF BLACK PATIENTS

WAITING FOR AN ORGAN

RECEIVE ONE.

BUT FOR WHITE PATIENTS

THE NUMBER IS NEARLY

DOUBLE.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF

DATA THAT SHOWS THAT

BLACK PATIENTS ARE

LESS LIKELY TO GET

REFERRED TO A

TRANSPLANT CENTER AND

ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET

LISTED AND THEREFORE

TRANSPLANTED.

>> Reporter: DR. DINEE

SIMPSON IS ONE OF JUST

TEN BLACK FEMALE

TRANSPLANT SURGEONS

PRACTICING IN THE U.S.

AFTER SEEING THE

WIDENING DISPARITY SHE

STARTED THE FIRST AND

ONLY PROGRAM IN THE

COUNTRY THAT HELPS

AFRICAN-AMERICANS

RECEIVE ORGANS.

>> THE MISSION IS TO

WORK WITH THEM TO

OVERCOME THOSE

BARRIERS, GET THEM ON

THE LIST, GET THEM

TRANSPLANTED.

>> Reporter: BARRIERS

LIKE THE LACK OF

ACCESS TO PHARMACIES,

HEALTHY FOODS AND

SPECIALTY CARE.

SIMPSON SAYS EVERY

PATIENT IS EVALUATED

BY A COMMITTEE LOOKING

TO ENSURE THE ORGAN

WILL BE PROPERLY CARED

FOR.

>> IF A RIDE IS A

BARRIER TO THEM

GETTING TO THEIR

APPOINTMENTS WE'LL

WORK TO FIGURE OUT HOW

TO GET THEM A RIDE.

IF THEY NEED TO

DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY

HAVE AROUND-THE-CLOCK

SUPPORT, WE'LL HELP

PIECE TOGETHER A

SOLUTION.

>> Reporter: SINCE THE

PROGRAM STARTED THREE

YEARS AGO AT

NORTHWESTERN, THERE'S

ALREADY BEEN AN 18%

INCREASE IN BLACK

PATIENTS LISTED FOR A

TRANSPLANT.

NOW SIMPSON OPENED A

NEW CLINIC IN

CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE.

>> THIS IS WHERE WE

NEED TO BE.

IT'S GOING TO CREATE

AN OASIS OF CARE.

>> Reporter: GIVING

HOPE TO PEOPLE LIKE

DAWN.

>> I'LL GET THE CALL,

HEY DAWN, WE FINALLY

FOUND YOU THAT KIDNEY.

AND I'M GOING TO BE

LIKE YES, I AM READY,

LET'S GET THIS PARTY

STARTED.

>> Reporter: OPTIMISM

THROUGH EQUITY THANKS

TO A TEAM COMMITTED TO

GIVING ALL PATIENTS A

FAIR SHOT.

MEGHAN FITZGERALD, NBC

NEWS, CHICAGO.

>> THAT TEAM MAKING A

BIG DIFFERENCE IN A

LOT OF LIVES.

>>> AND WHEN WE COME

BACK, THOSE WHO SERVE.

A SOLEMN MISSION TO

GUARD THE TOMB OF THE

>>> FINALLY TONIGHT,

AS WE BEGIN THIS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

WE TAKE YOU TO

ARLINGTON NATIONAL

CEMETERY AND A LOOK AT

THOSE GUARDING

AMERICA'S UNKNOWN

HEROES.

AARON GILCHRIST

REPORTS.

>> Reporter: ON ONE OF

AMERICA'S MOST

HALLOWED GROUNDS, A

TOMB HOLDING THE

REMAINS OF THREE

AMERICAN HEROES AS THE

INSCRIPTION SAYS,

"KNOWN BUT TO GOD."

>> AND IT WAS SO

POWERFUL.

IT JUST CHANGED ME.

>> Reporter: RICHARD

AZZARO WAS DRAWN TO

SERVICE AS A TEENAGER

WHEN HE FIRST SAW TOMB

GUARDS WALK THE MAT IN

FRONT OF THE TOMB OF

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER.

HE WOULD ENLIST IN THE

ARMY AT THE AGE OF 17,

ON TRACK TO SERVE IN

SPECIAL FORCES.

BUT HE WAS DRAWN TO

THE OLD GUARD, THE

SOLDIERS WHO WATCH

OVER THE TOMB, A

MISSION THAT HE CALLED

MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY,

AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY

DEMANDING, A MISSION

TOO IMPORTANT TO EVER

FAIL.

>> IT'S ABOUT

AMERICA'S SACRED DUTY

TO NEVER, EVER FORGET

THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

AND SACRIFICED ON

BEHALF OF AMERICA IN

TIMES OF WAR OR ARMED

CONFLICT.

>> Reporter: THE TOMB

OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

WAS DEDICATED 100

YEARS AGO.

IT'S THE FINAL RESTING

PLACE OF AN UNKNOWN

AMERICAN FIGHTER FROM

WORLD WARS I AND II

AND THE KOREAN WAR.

NOW AT 76 RICHARD

STILL VIVIDLY

REMEMBERS A MOTHER

ONCE SPEAKING TO HIM

ABOUT HER SOLDIER SON

AS HE MARCHED.

>> SHE TOLD ME HOW

GRATEFUL SHE WAS FOR

WHAT I WAS DOING,

TAKING CARE OF HER

SON, THE WAY A MOTHER

THANKS YOU FOR TAKING

CARE OF HER BABY.

AND I SAID I'LL NEVER

FAIL YOU.

>> Reporter: OVER THE

YEARS ONLY 688

SOLDIERS HAVE STOOD

WATCH 24 HOURS A DAY

IN ANY TYPE OF

WEATHER.

FIVE HAVE BEEN WOMEN,

INCLUDING RUTH

ROBINSON, A MEMBER OF

THE SOCIETY OF THE

HONOR GUARD,

PRESERVING THE MEMORY

OF THE TOMB AND THE

UNKNOWNS.

>> TO ME THERE WAS NO

HIGHER HONOR THAT I

COULD DO IN MY

MILITARY CAREER THAN

TO GUARD THE UNKNOWN

AND THEN TO LATER ON

SHARE THEIR STORY.

>> Reporter: A SACRED

DUTY TO KEEP SERVING

THOSE WHO MADE THE

ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

AARON GILCHRIST, NBC

NEWS, ELLICOTT CITY,

MARYLAND.

>> AND WE HONOR ALL OF

THEIR SACRIFICES THIS

WEEKEND.

THAT IS "NIGHTLY NEWS"

FOR THIS FRIDAY.

PLEASE BE SURE TO

CATCH THE LATEST

EPISODE OF "NIGHTLY

NEWS" KIDS EDITION

TOMORROW MORNING ON

NBC.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

WATCHING.

I'M KRISTEN WELKER.

HAVE A HAPPY AND

HEALTHY MEMORIAL DAY

WEEKEND.

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