From Brian Williams’ interview with Jerry Seinfeld to the new faces of the GOP, here are some highlights from Nightly News this week.
Behind the Scenes With Jerry Seinfeld
It’s a freewheeling and revealing conversation between Brian Williams and Jerry Seinfeld about his three loves: comedians, cars and coffee. The beloved comedian has turned them all into an unlikely experiment that paid off. In the interview, Seinfeld opened up about his late-night stand-up routines and why he believes he’s on the autism spectrum.
Meet the New Faces of the GOP
The GOP captured the Senate for the first time in eight years and secured their largest stake in Congress since the 1920s. Here’s a look at the new faces who led the Republican wave, including the first African-American Republican woman in Congress, the South’s first African-American senator since Reconstruction. and a gun-toting, hog-castrating war veteran.
102-Year-Old Casts First Vote
In the better late than never department, great-grandmother Lupita Potillo cast her very first vote this Election Day at the young age of 102. The Mexican-native been a legal resident of the U.S. for 11 years, but she didn’t become a citizen with the right to vote until just last year. “I voted because my voice is important,” Portillo said, and she may be just the motivation you need to cast your next ballot.
College Basketball Player’s Final Wish
For 19-year-old Lauren Hill, this was the moment she’d been waiting for since she was a little girl – taking to the court as part of her college basketball team. But she faces more hurdles than most. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Hill has only months to live. Watch as she takes the shot of a lifetime – and the crowd goes wild.
25 Years After the Berlin Wall
When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, NBC’s Tom Brokaw happened to be there at the center of it all, he says, by pure coincidence. He recalls the shock and disbelief when the bombshell was announced during an afternoon press conference, the instant celebrations and the Germans living under oppression whose lives were immediately changed.