On Assignment

On Assignment” June 5

Sunday, June 5, 'On Assignment...'

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Room to Share

Lester Holt met with Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky in Havana, where the short-term rental service is quickly growing. NBC News

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks to Lester Holt about what he likes to call “the worst idea that ever worked”: the birth and growth of the revolutionary home-sharing website. A billionaire three times over at just 34 years-old, Chesky also addresses criticism that Airbnb faces in cities across the world.

Room to Share: The First Airbnb 0:40

Hands Off

Jay Leno shows Harry Smith how one of his Teslas, which is equipped with sophisticated driver assistance technology, helps steer and stop itself. NBC News

Harry Smith explores the driverless car revolution with the godfather of the technology, Sebastian Thrun, and Brad Templeton, a Silicon Valley pioneer who has worked on self-driving cars at Google. Smith tracks the movement’s origins from a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) challenge to current efforts of researchers racing to a driverless future.

Hands Off: What jobs could driverless cars eliminate? 0:35

Chief Rehab

Josh Mankiewicz walks with Gloucester Chief of Police Leonard Campanello, who started a controversial program to help curb the heroin addiction in his city. NBC News

Josh Mankiewicz reports from Gloucester, Massachusetts, where Chief of Police Leonard Campanello started a ground-breaking approach to treating the nation’s heroin epidemic. Campanello partnered with several treatment facilities to create “The Angel Initiative,” in which any addict who walks into the police station and asks for help is guaranteed access to detox facilities.

Chief Rehab: An Idea 0:46