Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 09, 2018 | NBC Nightly News

>>> BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS JUST ANNOUNCED HIS PICK FOR THE US

SUPREME COURT AND FEDERAL A COURT JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH SETTING OFF A MONUMENTAL FIGHT IN WASHINGTON WE HAVE IT ALL COVERED "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" BEGINS RIGHT NOW >>> THIS IS NBC WITH LESTER HOLT >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO OUR VIEWERS IN THE WEST

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS JUST NAMED HIS PICK FOR THE SUPREME COURT AFTER AN ALL DAY DRAMA THE PRESIDENT REVEALING US COURT JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH AS HIS SELECTION TO REPLACE ANTHONY KENNEDY AT ANNOUNCEMENT SETTING OFF A BATTAL FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COURT WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST SWEEPING CHANGE IN DECADES

LET'S BEGIN WITH PETE WILLIAMS AND WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NOMINEE >> Reporter: WITH MAXIMUM DRAMA IN PRIME TIME, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED THE NOMINATION AND PRAISED BREK AS SOLID CONSERVATIVE >> JUDGE KAVANAUGH HAS INPECKABLE CREDENTIALS AND EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> A JUDGE MUST BE INDEPENDENT AND MUST INTERPRET THE LAW, NOT MAKE THE LAW A JUDGE MUST INTERPRET STATUTES AS WRITTEN

AND A JUDGE MUST INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION AS WRITTEN INFORMED BY HISTORY AND TRADITION AND PRECEDENT >> Reporter: MORE THAN ANY OF THE OTHERS ON THE PRESIDENT'S SHORT LIST, BRETT KAVANAUGH KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND WASHINGTON GREW UP IN NEARBY MARYLAND WHERE HIS MOTHER WAS A STATE COURT JUDGE, GRADUATED FROM YALE AND YALE LAW, AND WAS A PREEN COURT LAW CLERK FOR JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY 25 YEARS AGO AS SAME TIME FELL TOE CLERK NEIL GORSUCH PUT ON THE SUPREME COURT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST YEAR KAVANAUGH MET KEVIN STARR DURING A FELLOWSHIP AND BECAME A KEY STAFF MEMBER WHEN STARR WAS INDEPENDENT COUNSEL REGARDING THE MONICA LEWANDOWSKI SCANDALS

WROTE GROUNDS FOR IMPEERING PRESIDENT CLINTON HE BECAME A TOP AIDE TO GEORGE W BUSH AND MET HIS WIFE ASHLEY WHILE WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE THEY HAVE TWO DAUGHTER IRS PRESIDENT TRUMP NOMINATED KAVANAUGH TO THE FEDERAL APPEALS COURTS IN WASHINGTON D

C AT SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING, DEMOCRATS SAID HE WAS TOO PARTISAN >> YOU COULD NOT THINK OF ANOTHER NOMINATION GIVEN MR KAVANAUGH'S RECORD, MORE DESIGNED TO DIVIDE US >> AFTER THE HEARING, ABOUT THAT SENATOR, MY MOM SAID TO ME, I THINK HE REALLY RESPECTS YOU AS ONLY A MOM CAN

[ LAUGHTER ] >> HE WAS CONFIRMED 57-36 HE'S BEEN A JUDGE FOR 12 YEARS AND SAYS THE YEARS WITH BUSH MADE HIM A BETTER ONE IN 2009 LAW REVIEW ARTICLE, HE SAID THAT EXPERIENCE CONVINCED HIM THAT PRESIDENTS SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TODAY LAWSUITS OR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS WHILE IN OFFICE, BUT SAID CONGRESS SHOULD CHANGE THE LAW TO PROVIDE THAT EXEMPTION REPUBLICAN LEADERS IN THE SENATE HAD TOLD THE PRESIDENT THAT KAVANAUGH MIGHT BE HARDER TO GET THROUGH CONFIRMATION BECAUSE OF HIS EXTENSIVE RECORD AS A JUDGE IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND WORKING FOR KENNETH STARR

PRESIDENT TRUMP PARENT LAY BELIEVES KAVANAUGH IS WORTH THE TROUBLE LESTER >> PETE WILLIAMS TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON THANK YOU AND AS WE SAID THIS PICK SETS OFF INTENSE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COURT MONTHS BEFORE THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ABOUT TO RUNLABLE OVER REPOLICING THE MAN WHO HAS BEEN THE KEY SWING VOTE FOR YEARS POTENTIALLY SHIFTING THE COURT DRAMATICALLY TO THE RIGHT HALLY JACKSON IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE NOW WITH MORTON THAT AND HOW THIS JUDGE WAS CHOSE EARN WALK US THROUGH IT >> Reporter: LET'S START WITH THAT

BECAUSE WE ARE LEARNING MORE FROM WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS HOW THIS WENT DOWN I'M TOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED BRETT KAVANAUGH LAST NIGHT TO LET HIM KNOW HE WAS IN FACT THE PICK FOR THE SUPREME COURT SEAT VACATED OF COURSE BY RETIRING JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY AFTER THAT, THE PRESIDENT THEN CALLED HIS WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL DON McGAHN WHO HAS BEEN LEADING THE SEARCH PROCESS AS WELL AS VICE PRESIDENT TODAY HIVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE DID SPEAK TO JUSTICE KENNEDY HIMSELF WHO IS OVERSEAS FOR CURRENT ENGAGEMENT BUT GAVE HIM THE COURTESY PHONE CALL THE WHITE HOUSE HAD WANTED TO KEEP THE MOIST TRY UP IN ALL OF THIS, LESTER

MOMENTS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT THEY TWEETED WHAT COULD ONLY BE A REALITY SHOW TEASE OF AN EMPTY PODIUM AND SLOW PUSH, HINTING AT THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT TO COME I'LL TOLD THAT THE WAR ROOM HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE HAD PREPARED ROLL OUT PACKAGES ON EACH OF THE FOUR SHORT LIST CONTENDERS IN ORDER TO TRY TO KEEP THIS SECRET UP UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE NOW, AS FOR WHAT YOU AND PETE WERE JUST DISCUSSING BATTLE AHEAD AS IT LEADS OVER TO CAPITOL HILL, THE TOP CONGRESSIONAL LIAISON HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE INDICATED THEY ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT THE SO-CALLED PAPER TRAIL FROM BRETT KAVANAUGH REMEMBER HE HAS A LENGTHY HISTORY, NOT JUST AS A JUDGE, ABOUT FROM HIS TIME WORKING FOR FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE ON TRACK TO GET HIM CONFIRMED BEFORE THE NEXT SUPREME COURT SESSION

LESTER >> HALLY JACKSON AT THE WHITE HOUSE THANK YOU >> NOW TO OUCH OTHER BIG STORY THE WORLD IS HOLDING COLLECTIVE BREATHE TONIGHT AS RESCUE DIVERS IN THAILAND PREPARE FOR THE FINAL BUSH JUST HOURS FROM NOW TO BRING OUT THE LAST OF A DOZEN BOYS ALONG WITH THEIR SOCCER COACH TRAPPED IN A FLOODED CAVE NOW FOR 17 DAYS FOUR MORE BOYS WERE LED TO SAFETY TODAY BRINGING THE NUMBER TO EIGHT THAT HAVE MADE THE RISKY UNDER WATER JOURNEY TO THE SURFACE

BOLSTERING HOPES THIS AWFUL ORDEAL MAY SOON BE OVER OUR CHIEF GLOBAL CORRESPONDENT BILL NEELY REPORTS FROM THE SCENE >> Reporter: AMBULANCE LIGHTS FOR ONCE BRINGING GOOD NEWS, ANOTHER BOY RESCUED, THE FIFTH THEN AS DARKNESS FELL, THREE MORE EMERGED MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR A SECOND DAY

A RESCUE THAT'S DEFYING THE ODDS THE COMMANDER SAYS TODAY'S FOUR BOYS ARE ALL WELL EVEN BETTER THAN THE FOUR PULLED OUT YESTERDAY THIS THE MOMENT THE WORLD HAD WAITED FOR AS THE FIRST SMALL BOY WAS RUSHED TO A HELICOPTER AND THE HOSPITAL A DOCTOR GLIMPSED FOR A MOMENT TREATING HIM IN THE AMBULANCE

IVAN WAS A DIVER ON THE FIRST DAY'S RESCUE >> THEY WERE VERY, VERY CALM AND THEY ARE SOME INCREDIBLY STRONG KIDS YEAH, CONSIDERING THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH WHAT CAN ONLY BE THOUGHT TO BE AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE FOR THESE GUYS >> Reporter: IT WAS AN UNDERGROUND NIGHTMARE TWO MILES LONG

THE BOYS WEARING FACE MASKS FOR HOURS CLINGING TO A GUIDE ROPE AND ALMOST UNDER THE LEAD DIVER ANOTHER JUST BEHIND ONE PASSAGEWAY SO TIGHT THE DIVERS HAD TO TAKE OFF AIR TANKS TO SQUEEZE THROUGH

THE SOCCER TEAM WENT INTO THE CAVE AS A POST-GAME FIELD TRIP BUT A FLASH FLOOD BLOCKED THEIR WAY OUT F FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS RESCUERS HAVE CLEARED ROCKS AND CLEARED PASSAGES TO MAKE THIS RESCUE POSSIBLE EIGHT OF THE BOYS ARE SAFE FOUR AND THEIR COACH STILL IN DANGER

THREE OF THE BOYS HAD BEEN FREED WENT TO THIS SCHOOL THEIR FRIENDS NOW RELIEVED >> GOOD FEELING >> IT'S A GOOD FEELING >> YEAH

>> Reporter: ONE BOY HAD SKIPPED TRAINING WITH THEIR FRIENDS ON THE DAY THEY DISAPPEARED TO WATCH SOCCER ON TV TEACHERS AND PUPILS ARE BEING TOLD NOT TO ASK THE BOYS QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR ORDEAL WHEN THEY RETURN IT'S NOT KNOWN WHICH BOYS ARE THE LAST TO BE RESCUED OR WHY THEIR COACH IS STILL WITH THEM THE NAVY SEALS MESSAGE TWEETED HOOYAH

THEY THANKED THE DIVERS OUTSIDE THE CAVE THEY ARE GETTING READY FOR THE FINAL PUSH SO THIS CAN BE THE FINAL AND 17th NIGHT FOR SOME PATIENT LITTLE BOYS BILL NEELY NBC NEWS NORTHERN THAILAND >>> I'M AT THE HOSPITAL WHERE THE EXHAUSTED BOYS ARE IN ISOLATION NOT EVEN THEIR PARENTS ARE ALLOWED TO SEE THEM

QUARANTINED BECAUSE THE RISK OF INFECTION IS SO GREAT, PHYSICAL CONTACT, EVEN A HUG, MUST WAIT UNTIL DOCTORS SAY IT'S SAFE >> Translator: THOUGH OFFICIALS SAY THE FOUR BOYS WHO CAME OUT SUNDAY ARE NOW EATING NORMAL FOODS, DIVERS INVOLVED IN THE RESCUE SAY THE KIDS COME OUT COLD, HYPER THERM YEAH, A REAL RISK AND AFTER DAYS IN THE DARK WITH LITTLE FOOD, THESE SURVIVORS FACE A TRICKY RECOVERY >> THEY ARE IN THE DARK THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE GOING TO GET SAVED OR LIVE, AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEIR PARENTS ARE GOING THROUGH

>> Reporter: LOCAL MEDIA HAS RELEASED THESE PICTURES OF THE TEAM THE EIGHT ALREADY OUT NOT NAMED THE MOST GLIMPSES OF THE GROUP SHOWS THEM TO BE IN GOOD SPIRITS >> SNE ARE LUCKY TO BE IN THERE TOGETHER, 13 BOYS TOGETHER AND IF THEY HAVE IN THERE ALONE, IT WOULD BE VERY MORE DESPERATE

>> Reporter: ACROSS THAILAND RELIEF IS BEGINNING TO SET IN FAMILIES WAITING NEAR THE CAVE FOR THE LAST RESCUES >> Translator: I TOLD MYSELF HE WOULD BE ALL RIGHT, SAID THIS AUNT I WAS WORRYING, TOO, BUT I KEEP MY FEELINGS QUIET >> Reporter: PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORRIED NOW HOPING TO CELEBRATE THAT THE WORLD'S MOST WATCHED SOCCER TEAM IS NEARLY HOME

FROM NBC NEWS >> HOPES FOR DENUCLEARIZED NORTH KOREA MAY HAVE HIT A ROAD BLOCK OVER VISIT TO PYEONGCHANG BY MIKE POMPEO BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP STILL EXPRESSING CONFIDENCE THAT KIM JONG-UN WILL DEARM AND NOW WITH MORE ON THE DIPLOMATIC STAND OFF >> SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY BRUSHING OFF NORTH KOREA'S CHARGE THAT HIS DISARMAMENT DEMANDS WERE, QUOTE, GANGSTER LIFE

>> WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO BUT THE COMMITMENT THAT THE NORTH KOREANS MADE, FRANKLY THAT CHAIRMAN KIM PERSONALLY MADE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, REMAINS REINFORCED >> Reporter: AND THE PRESIDENT TODAY CLAIMING HE AND KIM JONG-UN SIGNED A CONTRACT WHAT THEY SIGNED WERE JUST VAGUE PROMISES PRESIDENT TWEETING I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT KIM JONG-UN WILL HONOR THE CONTRACT WE SIGNED

AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY OUR HANDSHAKE WE AGREED TOTAL DENUCLEARIZATION OF NORTH KOREA MR TRUMP INSTEAD ACCUSING CHINA OF PRESSURING KIM TO BACK AWAY FROM THE DEAL PUNISHMENT FOR HIS TARIFFS

IN FACT, POMPEO WAS SNUBBED IN PYEONGCHANG NEVER SEEN KIM ALTHOUGH THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED HE WOULD INSTEAD THE SECRETARY OF STATE SAT THROUGH INPATIENT THROUGH THROUGH BANQUETS CIA DIRECTOR LEON PANETTA SAID THE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT HAVE LET KIM OFF IN THE SUMMIT >> THEY ARE BASICALLY SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT THEY AREN'T THAT WILLING TO GIVE UP ALL OF THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS

>> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HAVING DECLARED THAT NORTH KOREA IS NO LONGER A NUCLEAR THREAT NOW LEARNING WHAT PRESIDENTS CLINTON AND BUSH COULD HAVE TOLD HIM NORTH KOREA DRIVES A HARD BARGAIN AND CHEATS ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> WE ARE KEEPING OOH EYE ON TOP TROIKS

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JOLENE KENT, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >> STILL AHEAD IN NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER UNDER FIRE, OUTRAGE AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT ON FIRE PULLING HIS GUN ON A GROUP OF KIDS ONE TEEN DRAGGED AND HANDCUFFED AND HIS MOTHER SPEAKING OUT ALSO, OUR FIRST LOOK AT PRINCE LOUIE SINCE HE WAS BORN

A MAJOR MILESTONE TODAY FOR THE LITTL >>> IN TEXAS TONIGHT >>> IN TEXAS TONIGHT AN EL PASO POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN REASSIGNED TO DESK DUTY AFTER PULLING A GUN ON CHILDREN AUTHORITIES ARE NOW REVIEWING THE CASE AFTER A TRESPASSING CALL NEAR A RECREATION CENTER IN THE VIRAL VIDEO, THE OFFICER WHO PULLS THE GUN ON THE GROUP OF KIDS IS ALSO SCENE EXTENDING HIS BATON AS THE CHILDREN SCREAM PROFANITIES AT HIM HERE IS NBC NEWS NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: SURROUNDED BY CHILDREN SCREAMING PROFANITIES, THE OFFICER PULLS HIS GUN DURING THIS HEATED EXCHANGE OUTSIDE AN EL PASO REC CENTER IN THE VIDEO VIEWED MILLIONS OF TIMES, IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER DRAWS HIS WEAPON ON AT LEAST SIX CHILDREN

>> GOT ME ON THE THROAT AND GOT ME LIKE THAT AND TOOK ME DOWN ON THE FLOOR >> Reporter: JACOB IS THE 15-YEAR-OLD BEING DETAINED AFTER POLICE RESPONDED TO A TRESPASSING CALL >> I JUMP OVER THE FENCE TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON BECAUSE I HEAR A COMMOTION OF THE KIDS SCREAMING, I JUMP OVER IT'S ONE OF MY SONS GETTING CHOKED BY AN OFFICER >> I'M TELLING YOU TO MOVE! I'M TELLING YOU TO MOVE! >> Reporter: HIS MOTHER INSIDE THE REC CENTER TRIED TO INTERVENE SHE SAYS ONLY ONE OFFICER ABUSED HIS POWER

>> THE OTHER COPS, I DON'T — THEY WERE DOING THEIR JOBS RIGHT IT'S JUST THAT ONE GUY THAT WAS JUST BEING OUT OF CONTROL >> Reporter: WITH THE 15-YEAR-OLD DRAGGED INTO CUSTODY, THE OFFICER EXTENDS HIS BATON AND TRIES TO CLEAR THE YOUNG CROWD >> WE'LL PUT A REPORT ON THESE TWO FOOLS >> Reporter: BEFORE TAKING ANOTHER PERSON INTO CUSTODY WHO IS RECORDING THE SCENE

>> I'M JUST RECORDING >> Reporter: TONIGHT AMID GROWING COMMUNITY OUTRAGE, EL PASO PD SAYS THE 4 YEAR VETERAN HAS BEEN REASSIGNED AS THEY LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS

>>> UP NEXT TONIGHT, ACTRESS ROBIN WRIGHT BREAKING HER SILENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME >>> HOLLYWOOD IS MOURNING THE DEATH OF >>> HOLLYWOOD IS MOURNING THE DEATH OF ACTOR TAD HUNTER, THE 1950s HEARTTHROB THAT SHOT TO FAME AND RECEIVED A WAVE OF SUPPORT DECADES LATER WHEN HE REVEALED HE WAS GAY HE'S BEING KNOWN AS AN ICON OF THE GUY COMMUNITY AND HIS SPOUSE CALLING THE DEATH SUDDEN FROM CARDIAC ARREST HE WAS 86 YEARS OLD >>> FOR THE FIRST TIME ACTRESS ROBIN WRIGHT IS BREAKING HER SILENCE ABOUT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HER FORMER "HOUSE OF CARDS" CO-STAR KEVIN SPACEY IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, WRIGHT EXPRESSED SHOCK BUT DESCRIBED THEY ARE WORKING RELATIONSHIP AS STRICTLY PROFESSIONAL

>> I THINK WE WERE ALL SURPRISED, OF COURSE, AND ULTIMATELY SADDENED KEVIN AND I KNEW EACH OTHER BETWEEN ACTION AND CUT AND IN BETWEEN SETUPS WHERE WE WOULD GIGGLE I DIDN'T REALLY — I DIDN'T KNOW THE MAN I KNEW THE INCREDIBLE CRAFTSMAN THAT HE IS >> SPAY SEE WAS FIRED FROM "HOUSE OF CARDS" AFTER AN ACTOR ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULTING HIM WHEN HE WAS 14 IN 1986

KEVIN SPACEY SAID HE DIDN'T RECALL THE INCIDENT BUT APOLOGIZED FOR WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR >>> SINCE BORN IN APRIL, THE PUBLIC GOT A LOOK AT PRINCE LOUIE AS WILLIAM AND KATE BROUGHT HIM FOR HIS CHRISTENING HE WORE THE SAME GOWN BIG BROTHER GEORGE AND BIG SISTER CHARLOTTE WERE CHRISTENED IN PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE WERE >>> FINALLY TONIGHT, GETTING A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT FOR KIDS BUT A TROUBLING NUMBER ACROSS THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO LAY THEIR HEADS THAT'S WHY THIS SIMPLE IDEA FROM TWIN FALLS, IDAHO IS HAVING A BIG IMPACT FOR FAMILIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY HELPING MORE KIDS SLEEP TIGHT, AN IDEA THAT'S INSPIRING AMERICA

>> Reporter: INSIDE THIS NOISY WAREHOUSE, VOLUNTEERS ARE BUILDING SWEET DREAMS BUNK BEDS FOR NEEDY FAMILIES >> WE NEED TO GET THE SIDE RAILINGS GOING >> Reporter: LUKE MICKELSON IS THE FOUNDER OF SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE >> WHEN WE DELIVERED THAT FIRST BUNK BED, I HAD NO CLUE WHAT CONDITIONS WERE LIKE FOR SOME OF THESE FAMILIES AND WHAT THESE KIDS WERE SLEEPING ON

>> Reporter: A BLANKET AND PILLOW ON THE FLOOR, AN OLD MATTRESS OR COUCH >> I JUST KNEW THERE WOULDN'T BE ANY KID THAT WOULD SLEEP ON THE FLOOR IN MY TOWN IF I HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT >> Reporter: FIVE YEARS AGO LUKE STARTED RECRUITING AN ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS, NOW 70 CHAPTERS IN 30 STATES, BUILDING BEDS FOR SOME 3,500 CHILDREN >> JACKIE, LUKE >> Reporter: TODAY, THEY ARE DELIVERING TO EIGHT GRATEFUL FAMILIES

FIRST STOP, THE HENS FAMILY WHERE BRAXTON AND BRAYDON HAD BEEN SLEEPING HERE ON THE FLOOR AFTER ASSEMBLING THE BED, IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS MORNING >> COME ON IN, DUDE, LOOK AT THAT >> WHEN THE KIDS RUN IN TO SEE THEIR BED FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE AND IT BRINGS, IT BRINGS ME JOY >> Reporter: AND NOW WHEN MOM TELLS HER BOYS IT'S TIME TO GO TO SLEEP, THERE IS NO ARGUMENT

THESE BROTHERS HAPPILY SNUGGLE INTO THEIR NEW BEDS GOOD NIGHT, INDEED TONIGHT AT THE END OF THE BROADCAST, THE NIGHTLY SNAPSHOT TAKES YOU TO ONE OF THE HOTTEST PERFORMANCES THIS SEASON TENS OF THOUSANDS HOPING FOR A TICKET TO SEE A SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW THAT ONLY NATURE CAN PROVIDE IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS HOPE YOU'LL BE HERE