From an exclusive look at the new set of “House of Cards” to the charitable phenomenon spreading across social media, these are Nightly News’ most intriguing stories of the week.
Inside 'House of Cards'
With millions of devoted viewers, Netflix’s “House of Cards” has changed the business model of television. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden gets an exclusive look at the new sets and talks to stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as shooting begins for the third season.
Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral
If you’ve logged onto Facebook recently, chances are your newsfeed has been flooded with videos of people dumping ice water on their heads. The “Ice Bucket Challenge,” designed to raise money and spread awareness of ALS, has ignited a firestorm on social media and some big names are joining in.
Humpback Whale Spotted Off New York Harbor
A recent sighting of a humpback whale jumping out of the water is getting a lot of attention, but he’s only one of the many large ocean-going mammals vacationing in New York this summer. Find out what’s attracting them to the Big Apple.
From Vine Fame to Pop Stardom
A record deal, a number one hit, a national tour and millions of screaming fans all before your 16th birthday may seem like the makings of a fairytale, but for Shawn Mendes, it’s becoming a reality. Find out how the Vine sensation turned his six-and-a-half seconds of fame into a bona fide music career.
Dream Trip for Girl Fighting Blindness
Lilly Diuble has a different way of looking at the world than most 11-year-olds. Her doctors believe she has Usher syndrome, a rare disorder that causes both hearing and vision loss. Lilly is leading the charge to help others who share her condition, raising $100,000 so far. After hearing her story, one “Nightly News” viewer arranged for Lilly to see the Golden Gate Bridge before she’s robbed of her sight.
First published August 16 2014, 7:44 AM