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Listen to "NBC Nightly News," providing reports and analysis of the day's most newsworthy national and international events. This audio podcast, updated each weekday evening by, brings you the day's show in its entirety. For more from "Nightly News", visit… read more

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Monday, July 13, 2020

July 14th, 2020


California rolls back reopening as coronavirus cases surge, Washington’s NFL team retires name widely viewed as anti-Indigenous slur, and body of …

Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 12th, 2020


Florida breaks coronavirus records with 15,300 new cases in one day, White House officials working to undermine Dr. Anthony Fauci’s credibility, and at least 21 injured in explosion on San Diego Navy ship.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

July 12th, 2020


Uproar after President Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence, COVID-19 death tolls rise in Texas, Arizona and Florida, and Disney World reopens amid …

Friday, July 10, 2020

July 11th, 2020


COVID-19 testing lines stretch for blocks as cases surge across the U.S., what the U.S. can learn from Europe's coronavirus strategy, and schools …

Thursday, July 9, 2020

July 10th, 2020


Test lines grow as coronavirus cases surge nationwide, Supreme Court sends Trump financial record cases back to lower courts, and Colin Powell …

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July 9th, 2020


Trump blasts CDC guidelines in push to reopen schools, parents grapple with mixed messages on sending kids back to school, and United Airlines warns …

The Drink with Kate Snow: Jay Leno

June 21st, 2020


We all know Jay Leno from his two decades hosting the "Tonight Show." But he says it’s the two decades before that really made him.

BONUS: Kate Snow on Into America

May 8th, 2020


As a bonus for Nightly News listeners, we're sharing this week's episode of Into America, which teamed up with the Nightly News team to look at what …

The Drink with Kate Snow: Jon Bon Jovi

February 3rd, 2020


Rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Bongiovi talk to Kate Snow about his record deal at 20 years old and their mission to give back.

The Drink with Kate Snow: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

December 15th, 2019


Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a world renowned sex therapist and former radio show host. First a sniper then a housemaid and now therapist, Dr. Ruth shares with Kate Snow the many turns her career took.

The Drink with Kate Snow: Jimmy Smits

November 24th, 2019


Jimmy Smits is an Emmy-Award winning actor best known for his role as Victor Sifuentes in 'L.A Law,' and he's back on TV playing another lawyer in …

Democratic presidential primary debate, November 20, 2019

November 21st, 2019


Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer …

The Drink with Kate Snow: Zainab Salbi

November 3rd, 2019


Zainab Salbi is a humanitarian, author, and media personality originally from Iraq. On this episode of "The Drink with Kate Snow," she traces her journey from growing up in Saddam Hussein’s circle, to becoming known as …

Justice For All Town Hall

September 10th, 2019


After spending two nights locked up and embedded inside the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary, the largest maximum security prison in America, …

Life Inside

September 10th, 2019


Lester Holt spends two nights embedded inside the largest maximum security prison in America, the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known …

NBC on Earth: Fighting climate change with ancient trees

July 29th, 2019


In the fight against climate change, the Milarch family says a solution is up. Way up. At the very top of centuries-old redwoods and sequoias. The …

‘Her Take’ with Cynthia McFadden: Glenda Jackson

June 3rd, 2019


In an extended interview with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden, the two-time Oscar winner and former politician discusses her long career and being able to …

‘Her Take’ with Cynthia McFadden: Ester Dean

May 28th, 2019


You know her music. You may just not know her name.Ester Dean has written music for Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Beyonce, among others. She sits down with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden in an extended interview to discuss how she …

‘Her Take’ with Cynthia McFadden: Queen Latifah

May 1st, 2019


Queen Latifah talks to NBC’s Cynthia McFadden about finding success when she was just a teenager, the meaning behind her name, and her new mission to give back to aspiring female filmmakers.

NBC on Earth: Seismic Testing Controversy

March 17th, 2019


After the Trump administration approved seismic testing that could be a first step to exploratory drilling, scientists warn that the extreme noise …

Former top U.S. commander in South Korea on Trump-Kim Summit (Extended)

February 27th, 2019


General Vincent Brooks, the former top U.S. commander in South Korea, speaks with Lester Holt about President Trump, Kim Jong Un and America's …

Extended interview: Green Beret charged with murder speaks out

February 16th, 2019


In an interview with Maj. Matt Golsteyn, the Green Beret tells Lester Holt his version of what happened, and why he believes that he had the …

Kate Snow interviews Parkland survivors one year since deadly mass shooting

February 14th, 2019


Kate Snow sits down with three student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as Fred Guttenberg, the father …

Lester Holt interviews Meek Mill about criminal justice reform

January 24th, 2019


Rapper Meek Mill was part of a group that launched the Reform Alliance, a new organization aimed at reforming the criminal justice system in the …

Lester Holt talks with comedian Sebastian Maniscalco

January 13th, 2019


Sebastian Maniscalco has sold out shows at Madison Square Garden, written a best-selling memoir and performed specials on cable and Netflix. He talks …

Kate Snow talks to 'Headspace' co-founder Andy Puddicombe

December 11th, 2018


For millions of people every day, meditation apps like “Headspace” are offering quick ways to calm down. NBC News’ Kate Snow speaks with the app’s co-founder Andy Puddicombe on how people can achieve inner peace …

Lester Holt talks to Steven Spielberg about 'Schindler's List' 25 years later

December 6th, 2018


Lester Holt sat down with Steven Spielberg to talk about the legacy of “Schindler’s List,” which was released 25 years ago, and the decision to …

NBC on Earth: Environmental Concerns in Space

November 26th, 2018


Two art projects aim to raise questions about what gets sent to space and what lingers after. Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent Anne Thompson reports on how they’ve sparked debate among astronomers.

NBC on Earth: Climate Change Lawsuit

September 30th, 2018


Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent Anne Thompson talks to Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a hip-hop artist and environmental activist, who is part of a group suing the federal government over inaction on climate change.

NBC on Earth: Saving Baby Sea Turtles

September 22nd, 2018


Baby sea turtles make an arduous journey to the sea, and light pollution is one of the many factors that make the trek more difficult. Chief …

NBC on Earth: Political Scientists

May 20th, 2018


A number of scientists are becoming first-time politicians, many motivated to run for office by what they say is an attack on science by the Trump …

NBC on Earth: Water Prize

May 6th, 2018


An international competition with a $10 million prize hopes to find a solution to harmful algae blooms caused by agricultural runoff. Chief …

NBC on Earth: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

April 22nd, 2018


Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) delivers a weekly speech on the Senate floor urging action on climate change. He speaks to Chief Environmental Correspondent Anne Thompson about his efforts.

NBC on Earth: Fishing for Energy

April 21st, 2018


Fishermen have been pulling in a different kind of catch in the Florida Keys: lobster traps and fishing gear lost at sea. Chief Environmental Affairs …

NBC on Earth: Pebble Mine

February 4th, 2018


Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent Anne Thompson travels to Dillingham, Alaska to report on a controversial copper mine proposal that some say …

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