Nightly News

ICYMI: Porch Lights Shine in Honor of Boy’s Fallen Soldier Dad

From one boy's "porch light" request to Brian Williams' interview with Ben Affleck, here are some highlights from Nightly News this week.

Shine a Light to the Moon

A 6-year-old boy struggling to cope with the loss of his military dad, who was killed in Afghanistan a year ago, is finding comfort from strangers around the world. When Darren Baysore asked that everyone turn on their porch lights to send his father love, the lights went on from Utah to Washington, even Italy and a soldier's bunk in Afghanistan.

Brian Williams Interviews Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been talking about his new film "Gone Girl" so much that it almost cost him his voice. But thankfully, there's still plenty left. The Hollywood star sits down with Brian Williams to talk about the much-anticipated thriller, baseball and what it's like to play Batman.

Ben Affleck Sits Down With Brian Williams Ahead of 'Gone Girl' 4:04

NASA's Social Media Star

Since Reid Wiseman's arrival on the International Space Station in May, the Baltimore native has been tweeting about life in zero gravity, his last shower and those spectacular views to his more than 300,000 Twitter followers. Wiseman's tweets have captured our imaginations, giving the Earth-bound public a view we haven't quite experienced before.

One Picture, 35,000 Walruses

Nearly 35,000 walruses made for an incredible scene when they gathered on Alaska's northwestern shores. Find out why scientists believe the animals are coming ashore in record numbers.

Why 35,000 Walruses Have Come Ashore in Alaska 0:19

Making a Difference, One Pair of Glasses at a Time

Joe Carbone was a New York kid who loved trouble and hated school. But he caught a lucky break as a teenager: He had his eyes tested and got his first pair of glasses, a move that changed his life. Joe's now an optician and using his own story to fill a very special need.