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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.
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.
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.