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>>> FORCED TO SLEEP IN THEIR CABS OVERNIGHT, STUCK FOR SEVERAL DAYS TONIGHT THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT ON THE UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT TO VACCINATE THE COUNTRY WITH TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES REACHING THE COUNTRY THE REPORTED NEGOTIATIONS AND WHAT DR. ANTHONY FAUCI IS SAYING ABOUT THAT NEW MUTATION >>> THE POST-CHRISTMAS COVID SURGE INSIDE A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL OVERLOADED WITH PATIENTS, CONCERNS OVER WHAT THE NEXT HOLIDAY MIGHT BRING >> WHAT WE SAW AFTER THANKSGIVING, WE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO SEE WORSE AFTER CHRISTMAS >>> PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN’S MESSAGE TO THE COUNTRY TODAY PUSHING UNITY BUT SHOWING ANGER AT PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER HIS LACK OF A RESPONSE TO THE SUSPECTED RUSSIAN MASSIVE CYBERATTACK >>> A 71-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN FORCED OUT OF HIS HOME BY POLICE AT GUNPOINT BEFORE HE COULD PUT ON HIS UNDERWEAR >>> TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE HOW PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN PLANS TO UNDO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY AFFECTING THE ENVIRONMENT WHAT WILL THE ECONOMIC IMPACT BE? >> CAN YOU CUT EMISSIONS WITHOUT CUTTING JOBS? >> ABSOLUTELY >> OUR LATEST INSTALLMENT OF AMERICA IN TRANSITION >>> AND THE NBA EXPANDING ITS REACH BOND OUR BORDERS >> AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU CAN PUT THE HARD WORK, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, IT’S GOING TO BE HARD >> PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG TALENT AROUND THE GLOBE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR SOME OF ITS ALL-STARS >> IT MEANS EVERYTHING >> GOOD EVENING I’M LINSEY DAVIS THANKS FOR STREAMING WITH US AS WE COME TO THE END OF THE YEAR, IT’S OFTEN A TIME OF REFLECTION OF COURSE, 2020 WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS CHIEF AMONG THEM MORE AMERICANS HAVE DIED THIS YEAR THAN ANY OTHER YEAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY FOR THE FIRST TIME DEATHS ARE EXPECTED TO TOP 3 MILLION LARGELY DUE TO COVID THE PROJECTIONS INDICATE THAT WE WILL HAVE ROUGHLY 400,000 MORE CONCERTS THIS– DEATHS THIS YEA THAN LAST YEAR WHEN AN INTERNAL PANEL WERE ASKED TO CHOOSE THE MOST STRESSFUL YEAR IN THE WORLD’S HISTORY, 1348 WON BY A LANDSLIDE THAT WAS THE YEAR OF THE BLACK DEATH 2020 PLACED SIXTH IN GLOBAL HISTORY BUT AS WE GET READY TO TURN THE PAGE TO 2021, TODAY PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN WARNED THE DARKEST DAYS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID ARE AHEAD OF US AMONG THE MAJOR CONCERNS ANOTHER HOLIDAY SURGE AND THE NEW COVID-19 VARIANT BUT THERE IS PROMISING NEWS TONIGHT POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL VACCINE DOSES STEPHANIE RAMOS LEADS US OFF >> Reporter: A MAJOR DEAL REPORTEDLY IN THE WORKS TO GET TENS OF MILLIONS MORE VACCINES TO AMERICANS ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” PFIZER IS NEGOTIATING WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER AS MANY AS 110 MILLION MUCH NEEDED DOSES BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE OF NEXT YEAR NOW BOTH PFIZER AND MODERNA TESTING THEIR VACCINES TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE EFFECTIVE AGAINST THE NEW MUTATION RAPIDLY SPREADING IN THE U.K SO FAR, INDICATIONS ARE THEY BOTH STILL WORK TONIGHT OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK NOW TEST TO GO SEE IF THE STRAIN HAS MADE IT HERE >> WE WANT TO TEST FOR THE VARIANT IF IT’S HERE, WE WANT TO KNOW IT, WE WANT TO ISOLATE IT IMMEDIATELY >> Reporter: BUT TOP CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE MEMBERS WARNING THE POTENTIALLY MORE CONTAGIOUS VARIANT IS LIKELY ALREADY IN THE U.S >> WHEN YOU HAVE THIS AMOUNT OF SPREAD WITHIN A PLACE LIKE THE U.K. THAT YOU REALLY NEED TO ASSUME THAT IT’S HERE ALREADY >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE NOW CONSIDERING A MANDATE FOR ANYONE TRAVELING FROM THE U.K. TO TEST NEGATIVE BEFORE FLYING THREE AIRLINES WILL BEGIN TESTING PASSENGERS ON FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK CHRISTMAS EVE EARLY EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE MUTATED VIRUS MAY BE AS HIGH AS 70% MORE CONTAGIOUS, BUT MORE STUDIES NEED TO BE DONE TONIGHT THE CDC SAYING THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RVARIANT CAUSESA MORE SEVERE ILLNESS OR INCREASED RISK OF DEATH >> VIRUSES MUTATE ALL THE TIME THAT’S WHAT THEY DO THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT A VACCINE WON’T WORK >> Reporter: IN A MOVE TO BOOST CONFIDENCE IN THE VACCINE, DR ANTHONY FAUCI GETTING HIS MODERNA INJECTION TODAY ALONG WITH HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY ALEX AZAR >> I WANT TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE WHO HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET VACCINATED SO THAT WE COULD HAVE A VEIL OF PROTECTION OVER THIS

COUNTRY THAT WOULD END THIS PANDEMIC >> THAT CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO TRY TO CONVINCE AMERICANS TO GET VACCINATED STEPHANIE RAMOS JOINS US FROM NEW YORK TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT REPORTED DEAL FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF ADDITIONAL DOSES FROM PFIZER IN THE SPRING WHAT DO THEY SAY THEY NEED FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT? >> Reporter: WELL, ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” THE GOVERNMENT WOULD INVOKE THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT TO PREIT FREE UP ACCESS TO PRODUCTS THE COMPANY WOULD NEED TO TURN OUT 110 MILLION DOSES THE U.S. IS ASKING FOR WE JUST RECEIVED A STATEMENT FROM PFIZER THEY SAY WE CONTINUE TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE U.S GOVERNMENT TO GET DOSES OF OUR COVID-19 VACCINE AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE THE COMPANY IS NOT ABLE TO COMMENT ON CONFIDENTIAL DISCUSSIONS THAT MAY BE TAKING PLACE WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND, OF COURSE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS >> OF COURSE WE KNOW YOU WILL >>> DESPITE MANY WARNINGS FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS TRAVEL IN THE U.S. IS NOW AT ITS BUSIEST POINT SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC THE TSA REPORTS MORE THAN 4 MILLION PEOPLE SCREENED OVER THE PAST FOUR DAYS AND THE TRAVEL OF CERTAIN TO TRANSLATE TO A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY HOSPITALS IN CALIFORNIA ARE NOW AT OR OVER CAPACITY AS OUR KAYLEE HEART TONGUE REPORTS, THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT’S COMING NEXT >> Reporter: A SHOCKING LOOK INSIDE THIS HOSPITAL BLURSI BURSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH THE SICK WARNINGS THAT A POST-CHRISTMAS COVID SURGE COULD CRIPPLE THE SYSTEM >> IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER >> Reporter: DOCTORS AND NURSES RUNNING FROM ROOM TO ROOM ST ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER IN APPLE VALLEY OVERWHELMED 115,000 PEOPLE BATTLING THE VIRUS IN THE HOSPITAL >> WHAT WE SAW AFTER THANKSGIVING WE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO SEE WORSE AFTER CHRISTMAS >> Reporter: IN CALIFORNIA MORE THAN 32,000 NEW INFECTIONS TODAY ALONE THEY ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORST HERE AT UC IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER, BUILDING OUT A MASSIVE FIELD HOSPITAL TO CARE FOR THE CRUSH OF PATIENTS >> WE ARE BUILDING IT SO THAT IF THE TIME IS NEEDED WE CAN HAVE UP TO 50 PATIENTS AS SOON AS MAYBE THE END OF THE YEAR IF WE ARE ON SCHEDULE >> Reporter: WITH CHRISTMAS DAYS AWAY, CALIFORNIA HEALTH OFFICIALS BEGGING PEOPLE TO AVOID LARGE GATHERINGS >> WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS EACH INDIVIDUAL DECISION WE MAKE IS A LIFESAVER >> Reporter: HOLIDAY TRAVEL SETTING RECORDS 4 MILLION PEOPLE FLYING SINCE FRIDAY AND TONIGHT OFFICIALS CONFIRMING THE MAN WHO COLLAPSED FROM THIS FLIGHT FROM ORLANDO TO LOS ANGELES AND DIED HAD COVID-19 THIS VIDEO OBTAINED BY TMZ THE CDC CONTACTING PASSENGERS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED IN TENNESSEE CINDY AND RICK WON’T ABLE TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS TODAY >> EVERY PERSON THAT WE HEAR THAT DIES, THAT’S NOT JUST A NUMBER IT IS A PERSON AND IT IS A FAMILY AND IT IS GRANDCHILDREN AND IT IS EMPLOYEES AND FRIENDS IT’S NOT JUST A NUMBER >> NAMES, NOT NUMBERS WE ARE HEARING THAT HEALTH OFFICIALS AND FRONT LINE MEDICAL WORKERS ARE PLEADING WITH PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS >> Reporter: THEY ARE, LINDSEY RIGHT NOW WITH SO MANY HOSPITALS HERE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ALREADY AT OR NEAR CAPACITY, THINK ABOUT IT, THAT’S WHY THIS SURGE TENT BEHIND ME IS BEING BUILT OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA ARE NOW SAYING LET’S MAKE CHOICES OVER THE NEXT TEN DAYS THAT WE WILL NEVER REGRET >> AND YOU ALSO MENTIONED THOSE SURGE TENTS IN YOUR REPORT TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING BEHIND YOU >> Reporter: IT’S REALLY A HERCULEAN EFFORT AS ONE DOCTOR DESCRIBED IT TO ME HERE AT UC IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER THEY ARE POPPING UP THIS MEDICAL TENT THIS IS AN IN-PATIENT FACILITY WHY THEY CAN CARE FOR PATIENTS JUST AS IF THEY WERE BEHIND THE WALLS OF THIS HOSPITAL THEY EXPECT BY THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR THEY COULD HAVE AS MANY AS 50 PATIENTS IN BEDS BEING SERVICED IN THIS HOSPITAL THEY ARE POPPING THIS TENT UP IN JUST NINE DAYS THEY SAID THE STATE’S ALLOCATED FIVE YEARS TO BUILD A 200-PERSON HOSPITAL, A 200-BED HOSPITAL 50 BEDS, NINE DAYS BUT THAT’S WHAT’S REQUIRED THEY RECOGNIZE THAT THIS SURGE WILL CONTINUE TO GET WORSE THEY SAW THE IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR AT THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS THEY SEE MORE OF IT COMING WITH THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND AS BAD AS THE SITUATION IS, EVERYONE EXPECTS IT TO GET WORSE THIS HOSPITAL NOT YET AS CAPACITY, BUT THEY KNOW THE SURGE IS COMING AND THEY WILL BE READY WHENEVER THAT TIME COMES >> HERCULEAN EFFORTS, INDEED THANKS SO MUCH >>> JOINING US NOW IS THE CHAIR OF MASSACHUSETTS COVID MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE DR. PAUL BIDDINGER THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT, DOCTOR TALK US THROUGH, IF YOU WOULD, HOW THE VACCINE ROLLOUT PROCESS IS GOING SO FAR IN YOUR STATE

>> I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT THE VACCINE ROLLOUT THE INITIAL PFIZER PRODUCT ARRIVED ON SCHEDULE, WENT TO ALL OF THE MAJOR ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS ACROSS THE STATE, ALL OF THE ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS IN GENERAL ACROSS THE STATE, AND THEY HAVE BEGUN ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES SO IT HAS STARTED IN GENERAL, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING VAX NADE ARE VERY, VERY HAPPY HOWEVER, AS MAYBE YOU WOULD EXPECT, THERE ARE ALSO SOME CHALLENGES PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GETTING THE INITIAL ALLOCATIONS OF VACCINE HAVE BEEN FRUSTRATED AND CERTAINLY MY OWN SYSTEM, THE COMMUNICATION ABOUT HOW THIS PROCESS IS ROLLING OUT HAS CAUSED SOME FRUSTRATION >> THE PAST TWO WEEKS THE AVERAGE AGE OF THOSE WHO DIED FROM COVID-19 IN MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN 81 YEARS OLD TODAY THE CDC RECOMMENDED NEXT IN LINE FOR THE VACCINE SHOULD BE AMERICANS 75 AND OLDER AND FRONT LINE ESSENTIAL WORKERS SINCE RIGHT NOW THE STATE IS GETTING LIMITED DOSES OF BOTH VACCINES, SHOULD THE PRIORITY BE GETTING THE VACCINE TO THE ELDERLY OR ESSENTIAL WORKERS IF YOU CAN’T DO BOTH? >> I THINK THAT’S A REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION, AND ONE THAT ACTUALLY REALLY WAS JUST ASKED THIS WEEKEND WITH ACIP’S NEW GUIDANCE SO OUR OWN COMMITTEE HERE WITHIN MASSACHUSETTS IS EVALUATING THE RATIONALE FOR WHY ACIP MADE THAT CHANGE, DIFFERENT THAN THEY PREVIOUSLY RECOMMENDED, LOOKING AT THE DATA AND THEN EVALUATING IT AS WE SPEAK IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE US ANOTHER SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS TO MOVE THROUGH THE HEALTH CARE INFRASTRUCTURE AS BOTH ACIP AND THE NATIONAL ACADEMY IS PRIORITIZED AND THE STATE IS PRIORITIZED WE RECOGNIZE THE URGENCY OF THIS, BUT WE ARE NOT QUITE TO THAT PHASE OF THE ROLLOUT YET >> SO YOU JUST TOOK US THROUGH SIX TO EIGHT EKES FURTHER DOWN THAT TIMELINE, WHEN DO YOU ESTIMATE THAT A NORMAL HEALTHY ADULT WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE VACCINE IN MASSACHUSETTS >> SO RIGHT NOW THE IDEA IS THAT BASED ON EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT SUPPLY CHAIN AS WELL AS THE EXPECTED APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL VACCINES, WE ARE THINKING THAT LATE SPRING IS THE TIME WHEN THE VACCINE MAY BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC MEANING, SAY, MAY AND JUNE THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY ASSUMPTIONS IN THAT THAT MEANS THAT THERE IS ENOUGH VACCINE BEING MANUFACTURED OF THE TWO THAT WE KNOW ARE APPROVED, MODERNA AND PFIZER, AS WELL AS IDEALLY ANOTHER TWO OR THREE VACCINE CANDIDATES ALSO GETTING APPROVED AND BEING ABLE FOR USE >> AND YOU ARE ALSO THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AT MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM, THE BIGGEST HOSPITAL NETWORK IN THE STATE THE BU”THE BOSTON GLOBE” REPORT COMPUTER GLITCHES THERE THEY ARE SAYING THEY ARE CUTTING AHEAD TO THE LINE, THE FRONT LINE WORKERS TO GET THE VACCINE WOULD YOU SAY THIS HAS HAPPENED AND DO YOU CHALK THAT UP TO THE CHALLENGES OF RAPIDLY ROLLING OUT A VACCINE WITH LIMITED SUPPLY TO A LARGE HOSPITAL NETWORK? >> I THINK IT’S ABSOLUTELY CHALLENGING TO ROLL OUT THE VACCINE SUPPLY TO A LARGE HOSPITAL NETWORK, BUT WE TAKE PEOPLE’S CONCERNS EXTRA ORDINARILY SERIOUSLY WE HAVE BEEN DIVING INTO THE DATA I AM HAPPY TO SAY WE ARE NOT REALLY FINDING THAT THERE WERE SUBSTANTIAL INSTANCES OF PEOPLE GETTING AHEAD OF THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES AND, IN FACT, IT’S REALLY PEOPLE WHO MADE HONEST MISTAKES ABOUT INTERPRETING THE GUIDANCE THEY WERE BEING GIVEN WE CERTAINLY ARE TRYING TO CLARIFY THAT WE HAD HAD MULTIPLE TOWN HALLS, VIDEO EVENTS, EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS, OTHERS, AND THE PROCESS OF SIGN-UP ITSELF IS BEING CLARIFIED BUT I AM VERY, VERY HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVED VACCINATIONS, WE VACCINATED MORE THAN 4,000 OF OUR FRONT LINE WORKERS JUST IN THE PAST FOUR DAYS, BUT THEY ARE THE ONES RELATIVE TO THE PEOPLE THAT TWE ARE TARGETING >> TALK ABOUT THAT VARIANT OF COVID-19 DISCOVERED IN THE U.K AN AT LEAST TWO FLIGHTS FROM LONDON ARE ARRIVING TONIGHT AT LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITH NO TEST REQUIREMENT IS THAT A CONCERN TO YOU? >> I THINK THERE IS A LOT THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN ABOUT THIS NEW VARIANT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR OVERALL THE OUTBREAK WE ARE SEEING THERE IS PLENTY OF COVID RIGHT NOW THAT IS EXTRAORDINARILY WORRISOME THERE IS A LOT WE NEED TO BE DOING WITH PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASKING AND REALLY, REALLY WITH THE PUBLIC ADHERING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS OF NOT MIXING HOUSEHOLDS, NOT TRAVELING EVEN AT THAT HOLIDAY TIME WE WILL LEARN MORE ABOUT WHETHER THIS VARIANT IS MORE TRANSMISSABLE AS IS BEING SUGGESTED, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF THAT HAS ANY IMPLICATIONS FOR A SEVERITY OF DISEASE IT’S TOO SOON TO TELL RIGHT NOW WHAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS ARE >> LASTLY, IS THE STATE ALREADY TESTING SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS VARIANT AND HAS THIS OR ANY OTHER VARIANT BEEN FOUND ANYWHERE IN YOUR STATE? >> I AM IN THE AWARE OF ANYONE TESTING FOR THAT VARIANT RIGHT NOW IT REQUIRES A COMPLICATED GENETIC ANALYSIS TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORONAVIRUS STRAINS WE WILL BE DOING IT SOON, IF IT HASN’T ALREADY BEGUN

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO IDENTIFY COVID ITSELF, IDENTIFY NEW INFECTIONS TO ISOLATE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE INFECTED AND MAKE SURE THEY GET APPROPRIATE TREATMENT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU >> SAME TO YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> BREAKING NEWS NOW WE ARE JUST LEARNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS GRANTED PULL PARDONS TO 15 PEOPLE AN COMMUTED PART OR ALL OF THE SENTENCE OF AN ADDITIONAL FIVE PEOPLE THE LIST INCLUDES FORMER REPRESENTATIVES CHRIS COLLINS AND DUNCAN HUNTER AND GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS HE WAS AN UNPAID FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR TO DONALD TRUMP AND THE FIRST CAMPAIGN ADVISOR ARRESTED IN RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION HE WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS INCARCERATION AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO FBI AGENTS ABOUT HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH RUSSIAN NATIONALS COLLINS, A FORMER REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW YORK, WAS THE FIRST MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO ENDORSE TRUMP IN THE 2016 ELECTION AND WAS INDICTED IN AUGUST OF 2018 FOR ALLEGED INSIDER TRADING HE BEGAN SERVING A 26-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE BACK IN OCTOBER FORMER CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATIVE DUNCAN HUNTER PLEADED GUILTY IN DECEMBER OF 2019 TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY OVER HIS ALLEGED MISUSE OF $250,000 IN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES SUCH AS FAMILY VACATIONS AND TO ALLEGEDLY FINANCE EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIRS HIS WIFE FILED FOR DIVORCE TWO WEEKS AGO HE WAS SENTENCED TO 11 MONTHS IN PRISON IN MARCH AND ONCE CALLED THE INVESTIGATION INTO HIM A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED WITCH HUNT NOW, THERE HAS BEEN SPECULATION IN RECENT WEEKS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD MOVE TO PARDON MEMBERS OF HIS OWN FAMILY THIS WILL BE SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE PRESIDENT’S LAST 29 DAYS IN OFFICE >>> LET’S GO NOW TO OUR RACHEL SCOTT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN HINTING AT TAKING SOME OF THESE ACTIONS, SEVERAL NAMES, ALLIES OF THE PRESIDENT, OF COURSE >> YEAH, ALLIES TO THE PRESIDENT THIS IS THE FIRST FULL BATCH OF PARDONS THAT WE ARE SEEING COMING FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP SINCE AFTER THE ELECTION W HE KNOW A FEW WEEKS PRIOR TO THIS HE PARDONED HIS FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN WHO OUR TEAM HAS BEEN REPORTING HAS BEEN BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE, PUBLICLY URGING THE PRESIDENT TO USE MARTIAL LAW TO TRY TO OVERTURN THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION AND CHALLENGE THE RESULTS IN BATTLEGROUND STATES THAT THE PRESIDENT LOST, BUT SOME FAMILIAR NAMES THERE, AS YOU SAID GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, CONVICTED FOR LYING DURING THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION YOU ALSO ARE SEEING A LOT OF ALLIES TO THE PRESIDENT, PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN FIERCE DEFENDERS OF HIM OVER THE COURSE OF HIS LAST FOUR YEARS I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE HERE, LINDSEY, WHAT THIS SHOWS IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WHILE HE HAS REFUSED TO CONCEDE THIS ELECTION, HE RECOGNIZES THAT HE IS ON HIS WAY OUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT OUTGOING PRESIDENTS DO THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO ISSUING APPOINTMENTS LEFT AND RIGHT HE ISSUED MORE THAN 100 APPOINTMENTS STINS LOSING THE ELECTION HE CLEARLY RECOGNIZES THAT HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED >> RACHEL SCOTT, THANKS SO MUCH MORE FROM YOU IN A LITTLE BIT IN THE SHOW >> LET’S BRING IN NOW SENIOR EDITORIAL PRODUCER JOHN SAN TUCCI SOUNDS LIKE HE MAY NOT BE FINISHED POTENTIALLY MORE PARDONS STILL TO COME? >> DONALD TRUMP’S CHRISTMAS LIST HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN GOOD EVENING WE ARE UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE COULD BE ANOTHER WAVE BEFORE THE HOLIDAY AND BEFORE THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO HEAD OFF TO MARTHA RADDATZ MAR-A-LAGO TO BEGIN HIS CHRISTMAS VACATION TOMORROW AFTER THE NEW YEAR OUR SOURCES ARE TELLING ABC NEWS THERE COULD BE A LONG LIST TO COME DONALD TRUMP’S WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN CALLED BY MANY INDIVIDUALS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND THE OTHER THING THAT WE’RE TRACKING, LINDSEY, IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD PREEMPTIVELY PARDON MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY, SOME OF HIS WHITE HOUSE AIDES AND EVEN HIM, HIMSELF HE HAS BEEN URGED TO DO THIS BY HIS ADVISORS AND ALLIES FOR THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS THAT’S IN PART BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT WHEN THE JOE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION COMES THIS THERE COULD BE VULNERABILITIES THERE WE HEARD SEAN HANNITY AND OTHER CONSERVATIVE MEDIA ALLIES OF THE PRESIDENT ON THEIR PROGRAMS SAYING THAT ANOTHER WITCH HUNT COULD BE COMING TO THE TRUMP FAMILY DON’T KNOW YET IF THAT’S ON THE LIST FOR THE TRUMP PARDONS >> RIGHT, IT SOUNDS LIKE RUDY GIULIANI MAY BE CINCLUDED AS WELL A LOT OF THESE PARDONS WERE EXPECTED ANY OF THESE NAMES COME AS A SURPRISE? >> NO I THINK WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THE TEA LEAFS OF WHAT’S TO COME OBVIOUSLY THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL GROUP ON THIS LIST — SOME HAVE CONTROVERSY THE GROUP THAT MANY WILL DIG INTO IS A GROUP THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS GETTING LOBBIED ON DIRECTLY BY NAIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ON FOX NEWS, THESE FOUR INDIVIDUALS TIED TO BLACKWATER >> THIS IS A PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM THEY WERE TIED TO THE 2007 KILLING OF 17 IRAQI CIVILIANS, AND SOME OF THEM HAD ACTUALLY JUST BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON ABOUT A YEAR AGO BUT THEIR FRIENDS AND ALLIES

HAVE BEEN ON FOX NEWS THEY RECEIVED A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM COMMENTATORS ON FOX WHO HAVE BEEN LOBBYING ON THEIR BEHALF BUT CERTAINLY GOING TO RAISE SOME EYEBROWS ALSO THE COMING ATTRACTIONS OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION WE KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS RAILED AGAINST THAT INVESTIGATION SINCE IT BEGAN IN 2017 WE KNOW HE HAS PARDONED HIS LONG-TIME ADVISOR AND CONFIDANTE ROGER STONE OVER THE SUMMER AND MICHAEL FLYNN IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS TONIGHT TWO MORE PEOPLE ON THAT LIST HAVE BEEN GRANTED PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS AND THAT INCLUDES ALEX VANDER SWAN AND GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, SOMEONE THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DIDN’T KNOW, WAS NEVER CONNECTED TO, BUT GETTING A PARDON SO THE COMING ATTRACTION THERE, DO WE SEE PAUL MANAFORT, WHO WAS OBVI OBVIOUSLY THE BIGGEST VICTIM OF THE ROBERT MUELLER INVESTIGATION WEIGHS SENTENCE TODAY SEVEN YEARS BEHIND BARS HE WAS RELEASED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BUT STILL HAS THAT HANGING OVER HIS HEAD ONLY SERVED A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AND A HALF IN JAIL OUR SOURCES BELIEVE THAT COULD BE ANOTHER PERSON WE MIGHT SEE ON ANOTHER ROUND OF TRUMP PARDONS >> SO SOUNDS LIKE STAND BY FOR NEWS TO BE CONTINUED THANKS SO MUCH AND TURNING TO PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN NOW, LESS THAN A MONTH FROM TAKING OFFICE, WHO DELIVERED A STARK END OF YEAR MESSAGE IN PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY WARNING ON THE PANDEMIC QUOTE, OUR DARKEST DAYS ARE AHEAD OF US AND CALLING THE MASTER CYBERATTACK AGAINST THE U.S. A GRAVE RISK RACHEL GOT IS BACK WITH THOSE DETAILS >> Reporter: IN HIS MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THREE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN WITH A STARK WARNING >> I AM GOING TO TELL IT TO YOU STRAIGHT I AM GOING TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, AND HERE IS THE SIMPLE TRUTH OUR DARKEST DAYS IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID ARE AHEAD OF US, NOT BEHIND US >> Reporter: BIDEN TELLING AMERICANS THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS WILL ONCE AGAIN LOOK DIFFERENT FOR HIS FAMILY, TOO, SAYING THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE IN TAKING STEPS TO TURN THE CRISIS AROUND OUTLINING THE CHALLENGES HE WOULD FACE ON HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE NOW JUST FOUR WEEKS AWAY THE PRESIDENT-ELECT WAS ASKED IF AFTER INAUGURATION HE EXPECTS ANY TYPE OF HONEYMOON FROM CONGRESS >> I DON’T THINK IT’S A HONEYMOON AT ALL IT’S A NIGHTMARE THAT EVERYBODY IS GOING THROUGH AND THEY ALL SAY IT’S GOT TO END >> Reporter: HE SAID IT’S A NIGHTMARE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY ARE GOING THROUGH TOGETHER BIDEN SAYING CONGRESS DID ITS JOB THIS WEEK, BUT EXPECTING THEM TO DO EVEN MORE FOR AMERICANS IN THE NEW YEAR >> IT TOOK MORE THAN SIX MONTHS FOR ADDCONGRESS TO REACH THIS N DEAL HOW CAN YOU ASSURE AMERICANS THAT RELIEF WILL COME AND COME SOON? >> I PREDICT YOU WILL GET COOPERATION AND GET THAT DONE >> WILL YOUR PLAN INCLUDE A NEW ROUND OF STIMULUS CHECKS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? >> YES >> IF SO, HOW MUCH? >> LOOK, THAT’S A NEGOTIATING ISSUE BUT IT WILL YES, IT WILL >> Reporter: HIS SHARPEST WORDS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THE ISSUE OF THAT UNPRECEDENTED CYBERATTACK ON THE U.S GOVERNMENT AND MANY U.S COMPANIES BIDEN BLASTING THE PRESIDENT FOR FAILING TO RESPOND WHEN TRUMP’S OWN TEAM, HIS SECRETARY OF STATE AND A.G. HAVE POINTED TO RUSSIA >> THIS ASSAULT HAPPENED ON DONALD TRUMP’S WATCH WHEN HE WASN’T WATCHING IT IS STILL HIS RESPONSIBILITY AS PRESIDENT TO DEFEND AMERICAN INTERESTS FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS REST ASSURED, THAT EVEN IF HE DOES NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, I WILL >> RACHEL SCOTT JOINS US FROM A WE WINDY WASHINGTON THE PRESIDENT-ELECT PULLING NO PUNCHES AND CRITICIZING PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS RESPONSE TO THE HACK AS WELL AS THE PANDEMIC >> Reporter: YEAH, AND HE CAME OUT TODAY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS ADDRESSING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, JUST DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WITH THIS SORT OF STARK WARNING AND SAYING HE IS GOING TO BE BLUNT WITH AMERICANS, THAT WE HAVE SOME MORE DARK DAYS AHEAD OF US, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD AND TOWARDS THAT GOOD NEWS WITH THE VACCINE I ALSO PRESSED THE PRESIDENT-ELECT ON WHEN AMERICANS COULD EXPECT TO SEE THAT NEXT ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF WE KNOW THAT IT TOOK CONGRESS SIX MONTHS TO REACH THIS SUCURRT STIMULUS PACKAGE SO MANY RIGHT NOW ARE IN NEED OF RELIEF AND THE $600 STIMULUS CHECKS FOR SO MANY IN THE COUNTRY WILL NOT CUT IT WHEN THE MEDIAN RENT IS $1,200 BIDEN TELLING ME THAT THAT WILL BE IN HIS PLAN AND HE EXPECTS ADD CONGRESS TO ACT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR >> WE SAW YOU PUSHING BACK THERE ON THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THERE WAS ALSO NEW ON KAMALA HARRIS’ SENATE SEAT CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR NEWSOM NAMING HER REPLACEMENT AND ALSO MAKING HISTORY? >> Reporter: YEAH YOU KNOW, PADILLA IS CALIFORNIA’S CURRENT SECRETARY OF STATE NOW HE WILL BE CALIFORNIA’S FIRST LATINO SENATOR BUT AS MANY ARE APPLAUDING THIS MOVE, MANY ARE NOTING THAT THE DEPARTURE OF KAMALA HARRIS ALSO LEAVES A VOID THERE IN THE CHAMBER HARRIS WAS THE ONLY BLACK WOMAN SERVING IN THE U.S. SENATE, SI LINDSEY >> RACHEL SCOTT, OUR THANKS TO YOU >>> NEXT TO THE CHRISTMAS STORM SWEEPING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT BROUGHT SEATTLE ITS FIRST

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>> THIS VERY LUCKY FAMILY WILL BE COMING TO FA SCHWARTZ VND AGO HAVE HOLIDAY SLEEPOVER >> IT’S A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE TOY STORE AND AIRBNB >> YOU HAD TO LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY BECAUSE, OBVIOUSLY, WE DIDN’T WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL THEY HAD TO TRAVEL FOR SAFETY PURPOSES IT WAS A FAMILY OUT OF NEW YORK CITY THEY WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO SIGN UP AND MEET THE CREDENTIALS OF LIVING HERE AND THEY ARE THE LUCKY ONES >> THE CHOSEN FAMILY HAD ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE STORE, INCLUDING THE GIANT KEYBOARD SEEN IN THE MOVIE “BIG.” THEY ALSO GOT A SHOPPING SPREE >>> WELCOME BACK TALKING NOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IT’S BEEN REFERRED TO AS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING OUR PLANET, EVEN BIGGER THAN THE PANDEMIC, AND FIVE WEEKS FROM TODAY HOW WE CONFRONT IT IS SET TO UNDERGO A DRAMATIC SHIFT PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN SAYS THAT HE WILL MAKE THE REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMIIONS A TOP NATIONAL PRIORITY, BUT WHAT IS IN HIS PLAN AND WILL IT HELP OR HURT JOBS? THE BIGGER QUESTION, IS IT STILL POSSIBLE TO BEND THE CLIMATE CURVE AT THIS POINT? DEVIN DWYER WITH ANOTHER INSTALLMENT MUCH OUR SERIES AMERICA IN TRANSITION >> Reporter: AFTER FOUR YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP’S HANDS-OFF APPROACH TO CLIMATE, PIPER SAYS THE HARMS TO HIS FAMILY ARE ONLY GETTING WORSE >> COVID-19 IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR THE COUNTRY THE ECONOMIC SITUATION BUT THE CLIMATE REALLY IS RIGHT UP THERE BEYOND ANY LIP SERVICE GIVEN >> Reporter: WE FIRST MET PIPER WHEN HE CAME TO CONGRESS IN 2019 TO DEMAND ACTION ON A CLIMATE CHANGE >> IF I WAIT UNTIL I AM OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, LIKE, AT THAT POINT IT WILL BE TOO LATE >> Reporter: HE IS ONE OF TWO DOZEN YOUNG CLIMATE ACTIVISTS SUING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLEGING IT’S CONFLICTING TO A CLIMATE CRISIS >> MY MOM HAS SERIOUS LUNG ISSUES WILDFIRE SMOKE AND THE INCREASED WILDFIRE SEASONS PUTS HER HEALTH AT RISK AND JEOPARDY >> Reporter: 2021 WAS THE FIRST FIRE SEASON THE WEST HAS SEEN MORE THAN 5 MILLION ACRES BURNED WHILE IN THE ATLANTIC IT WAS A RECORD-BREAKING 30 NAMED STORMS MOTHER NATURE TAKING AN INCREASINGLY DESTRUCTIVE TOLL THANKS IN PART, SCIENTISTS SAY, TO RISING GLOBAL TEMPERATURES THIS YEAR ONE THE HOTTEST ON RECORD MICHAEL MAN IS A CLIMATOLOGIST AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THE NEW CLIMATE WAR >> FOUR YEARS OF DAMAGE, TREMENDOUS DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN DONE HERE DOMESTICALLY IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE ACTION BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE NOW TO TAKE THE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO KEEP WARMING BELOW TRULY CATASTROPHIC LEVELS >> Reporter: U.S. CARBON EMISSIONS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING HAVE BEEN ON THE DECLINE, LAST YEAR THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1992 THIS YEAR EVEN LOWER THANKS TO REDUCED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC >> OUR REGULATIONS ARE MEANINGFUL WE ARE SEEING REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GASES, AND, YOU KNOW, SHOULD WE GO FURTHER? WE ARE GOING TO THE EXTENT THAT THE LAW ALLOWS US TO GO AT THE AGENCY >> Reporter: EPA ADMINISTRATOR ANDREW WHEELER SAYS THE COUNTRY IS POLLUTING LESS EVEN AS HE ROLLED BACK DOZENS OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULARATIONS >> IN 2020 U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER THAN IN 2019, BUT THAT’S NOT BECAUSE OF PROGRESS THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS MADE IN REDUCING EMISSION THAT’S BECAUSE WE HAD THE LARGEST ECONOMIC RECESSION IN A GENERATION THAT’S NOT EXACTLY A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION >> Reporter: YOU DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS A PROBLEM IT’S JUST A MATTER OF PRIORITY? >> WELL, WE ARE CERTAINLY DOING A LOT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES A LOT OF THE PROBLEM ON THE GREENHOUSE GASES IS THAT IT’S A WORLDWIDE ISSUE WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH CHINA IN PARTICULAR, AND EMISSIONS COMING FROM CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES >> Reporter: CHINA IS THE WORLD’S BIGGEST POLLUTER BUT THE U.S. IS NUMBER TWO EXPERTS SAY THE RATE OF DECLINE IN U.S. CARBON EMISSIONS HAS SLOWED DRAMATICALLY IT REMAINS WELL BELOW WHAT’S NEEDED TO STAVE OFF CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE IMPACTS >> LET’S BE CLEAR WE NEED TO BRING CARBON EMISSIONS DOWN TO NET ZERO WITHIN A COUPLE DECADES AND HALFWAY THERE WITHIN THE NEXT DECADE THAT REQUIRES MASSIVE ACTION ON OUR PART AND ON THE PART OF EVERY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ROLLED BACK MAJOR CARBON CONTROLS, INCLUDING RULES ON POWER PLANT EMISSIONS AND METHANE LEAKS FROM OIL AND GAS WELLS THE FIVE BIGGEST RULE CHANGES COMBINED COULD ADD 1.8 BILLION METRIC TONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES BY 2035 IF THEY ARE NOT REVERSED THAT’S MORE THAN THE COMBINED EMISSIONS MUCH GERMANY, BRITAIN AND CANADA IN ONE YEAR >> THOSE ROLLBACKS COMBINED HAVE ALREADY AND WILL CONTINUE TO, IF L LEFT IN PLACE, INCREASE THE GASES IN THE ATMOSPHERE FURTHER INCREASING GLOBAL TEMPERATURES AND SEA LEVELS

>> I ALWAYS KNOWN IT WAS AN ISSUE AND A PROBLEM YOU KNOW, TAKING A LOOK AT, FOR EXAMPLE, SOME OF THE MODELING, I STILL THINK THERE IS SOME SERIOUS CONCERNS ON THE MODELING, ON WHAT THE IMPACTS WILL BE AND WHEN THEY MIGHT OCCUR >> Reporter: PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN INSISTS THE SCIENCE IS CLEAR >> THE DAMAGE FROM CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY HERE UNLESS WE TAKE URGENT ACTION, WE WILL SOON BE MORE CATASTROPHIC >> Reporter: VOWING TO REJOIN THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD ON DAY ONE AND NAMING A TEAM OF TOP CLIMATE ADVOCATES, INCLUDING FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY, A SPECIAL CLIMATE ENVOY, FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR GINA McCARTHY, AND NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATOR MICHAEL REGAN TO LEAD THE EPA >> TOGETHER THIS TEAM WILL ENSURE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN IMPACTS ARE TOP OF MIND AS WE TACKLE THESE TOUGH ISSUES >> Reporter: BIDEN PLANS TO PUSH MAJOR NEW INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY, ASK CONGRESS TO SET TARGETS TO REACH NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050 AND RESTORE TIGHTER FUEL EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR NEW CARS AND TRUCKS >> THE GOOD NEWS IS, SINCE THE ELECTION, I AM HEARING FROM LOTS OF THE PROFESSIONALS AT EPA AND THEY ARE EAGER TO GET GOING THEY ARE EAGER TO RIGHT THE WRONGS AND THINK THEY CAN DO IT PROBABLY FASTER THAN I WOULD HAVE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT >> Reporter: SHE LED THE EPA FOR EIGHT YEARS OF THE CLINTON ADD M >> ONE OF THE GOOD STORIES OF THE LAST FOUR YEARS HAS BEEN THE ACTION IN STATES I THINK WE HAVE MORE THAN TWO DOZEN STATES THAT HAVE ESTABLISHED SOME CLEAN ENERGY STANDARD YOU ARE SEEING ELECTED OFFICIALS BEING RESPONSIVE TO THEIR CITIZENS >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA HAS LED THE WAY, REQUIRING ALL VEHICLES SOLD IN THE STATE TO GET MORE THAN 51 MILES PER GALLON BY 2026 IT DEFIES PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SET A NATIONAL STANDARD OF JUST 40 MILES PER GALLON >> IN EVERY WAY, WE THINK IT’S GOING TO BE TERRIFIC WE HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE CAR INDUSTRY >> Reporter: THE BIG U.S AUTOMAKERS ARE PREPARING FOR A BIG CHANGE >> AND THEY KNOW THAT WE ARE MOVING TO THIS LOWER CARBON FUTURE IT WILL CERTAINLY MEAN GREATER AVAILABILITY OF ELECTRIC CARS I THINK HE IS SEEN AS SOMEBODY WHO IS VERY PRAGMATIC ABOUT THESE FUTURE GOALS AROUND THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEED TO PROTECT AMERICAN JOBS AND, NOW, GROW THE ECONOMY HERE >> Reporter: CAN YOU CUT EMISSIONS WITHOUT KILLING JOBS? >> ABSOLUTELY IT’S BEEN PROVEN SO MANY TIMES OVER WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING INVESTMENTS IN TECHNOLOGIES TO REDUCE DANGEROUS POLLUTION IT IS NOT A JOB KILLER IT IS A JOB MAKER >> Reporter: BIDEN SAYS HIS PLAN WOULD CREATE 10 MILLION NEW JOBS IN CLEAN ENERGY THE PANDEMIC HAS HIT THE INDUSTRY HARD HALF A MILLION JOBS ELIMINATED THIS YEAR SO FAR TRUMP’S EPA CHIEF SAYS HE BELIEVES BIDEN’S PLAN WILL KILL JOBS IN OIL, GAS, AND COAL >> IF WE THROUGH GOVERNMENT ACTIONS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE FORCE THOSE JOBS TO CLOSE, THERE IS JOBS THAT WILL OCCUR, THEY ARE GOING TO HAPPEN THEY ARE JUST GOING TO HAPPEN IN CHINA OR INDIA OR OTHER COUNTRIES INSTEAD OF HERE >> Reporter: ONE OPEN QUESTION IS HOW AGGRESSIVE BIDEN WILL BE >> GREEN NEW DEAL IS NOT MY PLAN >> Reporter: A DEBATE BREWING AMONG DEMOCRATS AS YOUNG ACTIVISTS PROMISE TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON >> WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY REAL STRONG ACTION BEYOND THE INCREMENTAL STEPS THAT WE HAVE TAKEN WHILE THE INCREMENTAL STEPS ARE GOOD, THEY ARE STILL JUST NOT ENOUGH IT FEELS LIKE GOING FOR THE LONG HAUL, DOING THE SMALL THINGS THAT EVENTUALLY WILL EFFECT THE LARGE CHANGE THAT WE NEED >> Reporter: FOR “ABC NEWS LIVE,” I’M DEVIN DWYER IN WASHINGTON >> AND OUR THANKS TO KEVIN >>> NEXT, A WOMAN WHO GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR THE NOTORIOUS PHARMA BRO HER INTERVIEW IN ELLE MAGAZINE IS GOING VIRAL MORE ON WHY THE FORMER BLOOMBERG REPORTER SAYS SHE DID IT ALL FOR LOVE >>> HE IS BEST KNOWN AS THE PHARMA BRO THE MAN IN 2016 RAISE THE PRICE OF A LIFE-SAVING DRUG NEARLY 5,000% >> I DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE HATING ME >> IN 2017 MARTIN SHKRELI WAS FOUND GUILTY IN A FRAUD CASE, LIVE-STREAMING THROUGH THE VERDICT VERDICT WITH A BEER IN HAND LATER SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON >> I’M ONE OF THE RICHEST NEW YORKERS THERE IS AND IT’S — AFTER TODAY’S OUTCOME, IT’S GOING TO STAY THAT WAY >> Reporter: A REPORTER WHO COVERED HIS TRIAL IS SPEAKING OUT, TELLING ELLE MAGAZINE SHE SAW A DIFFERENT SIDE OF SHKRELI AND FELL IN LOVE CHRISTIE SMYTHE WAS HAPPILY MARRIED WHEN SHE STARTED COVERING MARTIN SHKRELI FOR “BLOOMBERG NEWS.” >> SHE DESCRIBED SHE WAS INCREDIBLY SMART, LOVED TO TALK ABOUT LITERATURE, ABOUT ART, SHE DESCRIBED THE CONVERSATION FLOWING LIKE WATER >> Reporter: SHE STARTED VISITING SHKRELI IN PRISON WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, SHE LEFT HER HUSBAND AND HER JOB I TOLD MARTIN I LOVED HIM, SHE RECALLS, AND HE TOLD ME HE LOVED

ME, TOO >> DESCRIBED THEIR FUTURE PLANS HE TALKS BIG SHE SAID EVEN IF 1% HAPPENS, THAT’S STILL FANTASTIC >> Reporter: SMYTHE SAYS THE FUTURE PLANS ALSO INCLUDED ONE DAY STARTING A FAMILY >> SHE SAYS SHE IS AWARE OF WHAT LIFE OUTSIDE OUTSIDE OF PRISON WOULD BE LIKE WHEN HE GETS OUT, HOW MESSY THAT WOULD BE ON THE OTHER HAND, SHE HAS FROZEN HER EGGS >> Reporter: SINCE SHE WENT PUBLIC, SHKRELI HAS CUT OFF ALL CONTACT WITH SMYTHE, SAYING IN STATEMENT, MR. SHKRELI WISHES MISS SMYTHE IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS >> SHE WANTED TO GET OUT THE STORY OF WHO, IN HER MIND, MARTIN SHKRELI REALLY IS, AND SHE JUST DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE TO LIE ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE ANYMORE AND SHE THINKS THAT HIS VILLAIN, PUBLIC PERSONA, IS A FACE, A MASK TO STIR STROF >> Reporter: SHE SAID I KNOW I DID THINGS THAT ARE CONTROVERSIAL AND MANY PEOPLE WOULD NOT AGREE I FOLLOWED MY HEART AND ULTIMATELY I DON’T HAVE REGRETS HE IS A PERSON WHO CAN AND I BLEECHB WILL DO AMAZING THINGS IF HE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REDEEM HIMSELF >> FASCINATING STORY THERE THANKS TO DIANE FOR THAT >>> WE COME BACK, TWO NBA STORES BORN OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. AS THAT GAME CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS REACH WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW >>> NOW WHEN IT MATTERS MOST, THE STRAIGHTFORWARD FACTS ABC NEWS IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS NUMBER ONE IN THE MORNING NUMBER ONE IN THE EVENING WITH AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED NEWSCAST NUMBER ONE IN LATE NIGHT VERSUS THE COMPETITION THE NUMBER ONE NEWS MAGAZINE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS NUMBER ONE IN POLITICS ACROSS THE HISTORIC ELECTION VERSUS THE COMPETITION THE NUMBER ONE DAYTIME TALK SHOW AND NUMBER ONE IN STREAMING NEWS ABC NEWS IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS >>> THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES OF OUR TIME ANYTIME “NIGHTLINE.” >>> ADMIT IT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW — >> SEEMS TO CHANGE ABOUT EVERY DAY >> WHAT IS IT THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW? NEED TO KNOW >> TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT >> FEEL SMARTER >> FEEL BETTER >> FEEL HAPPIER >> WELL, HOW ABOUT A THIRD HOUR OF “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”? >> IN THE AFTERNOON >> “GMA3.” WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW LUNCHTIME AT 1:00 EASTERN/12:00 CENTRAL AND PACIFIC ON ABC IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU >>> I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND I’M NOT GUILTY >> THE FASCINATION WITH CRIMINAL TRIALS FIGURE OUT WHAT’S REALLY OUT THERE >>> WHAT YOU ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS A PART OF THE EYEWALL >> PROCESSION OF IMMIGRANTS GOES BACK TWO MILES >> THIS FIRE MADE A RUN YOU SEE THOSE FLAMES SHOOTING UP INTO THE SKY >> WE ARE ON THE JAM PACKED RED CARPET >> THIS IS THE FOURTH WEEK OF PROTESTS >> WATCH NBC NEWS ON LOCATION FOR FACEBOOK WATCH >> BREAKING NEWS, CONTEXT, ANALYSIS >> WITH TODAY’S EXTRAORDINARY NEWS CYCLE — >> NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR “ABC NEWS LIVE.” >> A STREAMING NEWS GAME CHANGER THE TIME IS NOW FOR “ABC NEWS LIVE.” GET IT STREAMING EVERYWHERE >>> THE WORLD MAY FEEL OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, BUT YOUR HAPPINESS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LEARN THE SECRETS TO HAPPINESS LISTEN TO THE 10% HAPPIER PODCAST FREE ON APPLE PODCASTS >>> MORE AMERICANS CHOOSE ABC NEWS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE NEWS SOURCE >>> THE NBA TIPS OFF ANOTHER SEASON TONIGHT AND ONE OF THE LEAGUE’S MOST GENEROUS PLAYERS IS OPENING HIS WALLET AGAIN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SPEAKING OF THE HOLIDAYS, MILWAUKEE BUCK JRUE HOLIDAY ANNOUNCED HE WILL DONATE THE REMAINDER OF HIS GAME CHECKS IN 2021 TO SMALL >> WE SPOKE WITH A PLAYER ABOUT HIS JOURNEY FROM CAMEROON TO WACO, TEXAS, IN PURSUIT OF HIS DREAM AND THE EFFORTS MADE BY THE NBA TO TAP TALENT IN THE FAR REACHES OF THE GLOBE WHAT SURPRISES LIE AHEAD? KENNETH MOULTON EXPLAINS >> Reporter: IT’S SAID BASKETBALL DOESN’T BUILD CHARACTER IT REVEALS WHAT? FOR JONATHAN, HIS CHARACTER PLUS HIS GAME LANDED HIM ON THIS COURT AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY AND A POTENTIAL PROSPECT FOR THE NBA A PRODUCT OF THE NBA’S GLOBAL REACH INTO PLACES LIKE AFRICA >> YOU ARE FROM CAMEROON? >> YES, SIR

>> Reporter: I SEE YOU LIGHT UP WHEN I MENTION YOUR COUNTRY >> I MEAN, LIKE, I LOVE TALKING ABOUT HOME >> Reporter: AND BASKETBALL HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PLAYING STYLE? >> I AM MORE AN EDGE GUY LIKE, I WOULD BRING, LIKE, WHATEVER THE TEAM IS GOING TO NEED, LIKE, WHERE THERE IS A DEFENSE, DEFENSIVE POSITION, WHETHER IT’S REBOUND, WHETHER IT’S JUST, LIKE, FROM THE BENCH >> Reporter: JONATHAN NOTICED AND MOLDED OVER THE YEARS OF THE NBA’S BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS CAMPS THEY ARE IN AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE AND THE AMERICAS THAT YOUNG MAN FROM CAMEROON EARNED A FIRST SPOT IN THE NBA GLOBAL ACADEMY, AN ELITE BASKETBALL CENTER IN AUSTRALIA WAS IT A CULTURE SHOCK GOING TO AUSTRALIA? >> YES, DEFINITELY >> Reporter: DID YOU GET ANY VEGEMITE? >> NO, I REALLY DON’T LIKE THAT I AM SORRY I ACTUAL LY GOT — THEY HAD LIK THE OLD — I SAID THEN I WOULD NEVER TRY TO AGAIN >> Reporter: THE NBA ACADEMY WORKS WITH PROS LIKE NBA JOURNEYMAN AND ANOTHER CAMEROONIAN TO LOCATE AND DEVELOP HIGH SCHOOL-AGE PROSPECTS >> DOING AN AMAZING JOB TO GET BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BACK HOME BY DOING THIS WITH THE CAMP I DID KIND OF GOOD DURING THE CAMP >> YOU ARE BEING MODEST YOU SAID YOU DID GOOD IN THE BECAME D I HEARD YOU DID OUTSTANDING >> I DON’T WANT TO SAY THAT I WASN’T THAT GOOD >> THIS YEAR THE NBA FEATURED A RECORD TIRING 14 NBA PLAYERS THAT HAIL >> FROM ONE HOME TOWN TO ANOTHER HIS MESSAGE IS SIMPLE WORK HARD AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF >> PUT ALL THE HARD WORK, YOU KNOW IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, IT WILL BE HARD TO MATCH UP >> TO SEE A YOUNG MAN FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HEAR THAT HE’S DOING SO WELL AT BAYLOR, NBA PROGRAMS, HE’S DOING SO WELL >> IT MEANS EVERYTHING >> DISHING OUT SAGE ADVICE TO JONATHAN THAT THE CHALLENGES ARE NOT JUST BATTLING FOR A ROSTER SPOT BUT ALSO STEREO TYPES >> I’M JUST TRYING, LIKE, I WENT FROM BEING LIKE A ROOKIE TO BECOMING AN ALL-STAR >> WE ALWAYS GET LABELED RIGHT AWAY YOU ARE IN TRANSITION, YOU DUNK I THINK THAT’S THE STIGMA AROUND AFRICAN PLAYERS >> HE KNEW HE COULD DO MORE AND HE DID >> I NEVER IMAGINED PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT LITTLE OLD ME,OMEBODY THEY WANTED TO MOD TELL GAME AFTER >> I WOULD BE WATCHING >> I’M GOING TO BE WATCHING FOR SURE I HAVE TO FIND BAYLOR GAMES ? TWO BASKETBALL STANDOUTS TRYING TO MAKE AN IMPACT A WORLD AWAY FROM HOME ABC NEWS LIVE >> WE WILL BE WATCHING OUR THANKS >> BEFORE WE GO, THE IMAGE OF THE DAY YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR BUT THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE THANK YOU TELESCOPE THAT’S SATURN AND JUPITER LAST NIGHT THEY WILL CAPE CLOSER THAN THEY HAVE AT ANY POINT SINCE THE MIDDLE AGES THEY SHOULD REMAIN CLOSE THE REST OF THE WEEK AND THAT’S OUR SHOW BE SURE TO STAY TUNED FOR MORE CONTENT AND ANALYSIS OF THE DAY’S STORIES

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