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>> got out of the water is the one laughing. >> that's going to do it for us. thanks so much for joining us. >> nightly news up next. on our broadcast tonight, the debut. our first look at the future king of england and his parents, william and kate, beaming and getting used to parenthood. and that includes things like car seats. moment of impact. the feds are now launching a full investigation into the scary and violent landing in new york last night. while we now get to see and hear what it was like on board that southwest flight. paying for college. a surprising new look tonight at how more families are making work without student loans. and how safe are e-cigarettes? they're tobacco-free and smoke-free and they're surging in popularity, along with a lot of questions about what's actually in them. "nightly news" begins now.
good evening. and this has been a rare opportunity for millions of us around the world to follow some good news, the birth of a baby in london who will continue the british monarchy. a son born to a thoroughly modern couple, now a family of three. and today when they exited the hospital in london, the world got its first look. the young prince, just over 24 hours old, took no questions. luckily, however, while the still photographers snapped away, his parents came forward to talk with reporters. >> well, he's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure. he's a big boy. he's quite heavy. but we're still working on a name. we'll have it out as soon as we can. but it's the first time we've seen him really. so we're having a proper chance to catch up. very emotional. >> yes, it's very emotional. it's such a special time.
i think any parent probably sort of knows what this feeling feels like. >> very special. i'll remind him of his tardiness when he's a bit older. 'cause i know how long you all have sat out here. hopefully, you guys can go back to normal now and we can look after him. he has got her lips, thankfully. >> no, no, no. >> with that, the family prepared to leave for their first night at home, which happens to be at kensington palace. and be it ever so humble, that's where they are right now. chris jansing is also there for us tonight. good evening, chris. >> reporter: good evening, brian. there is a reason they say there's no place like home. this is where william largely grew up, so there must be a comfort level for them to spend their first night as a family here together. in spite of it all being so familiar, you couldn't be at the hospital today and also sense that change is in the air. this is the iconic moment, these are the most telling. a new mom growing and showing
her post-baby bump in a simple polka dot dress. >> i can't believe i was that close to them. >> reporter: and a first-time dad, toting his baby in a car seat, strapping him in and sliding behind the wheel, heading for home. >> they're fantastic. we love them. >> reporter: the continuity of two future kings, and yet historic change captured in the small details of every day life. >> very, very modern, very, very 21st century, so fresh and two parents so proud. take out the royal staff, take out us, take out the lindo wing. this is just two parents clearly, absolutely in love with their new baby. >> reporter: and thoroughly at ease in front of a cacophony of clicking cameras, joking about the heir's hair. >> he's got way more than me. thank god. >> reporter: and diaper duty. >> i've done that already. >> reporter: will's shirt sleeves rolled up. so different from a suited silent charles when he and diana introduced prince william to the
world from the same spot 31 years ago. but earlier today, the new grandfather was very much in the spirit of things, joking with the waiting press. >> a long day. >> reporter: and knowingly hinting at the answer to the pressing questions, when will we see the royal debut? >> you wait and see, you'll see in a minute. >> reporter: and in another modern move, it was kate's mom and dad, not the royals, who visited first. more elegantly turned out, perhaps, than most grandparents, but predictably proud. >> he's absolutely beautiful. they're both doing really well. we're so thrilled. >> reporter: the queen, now a great grandmother for the third time, was all smiles today. as britain heralded yesterday's arrival of the 8 pound 6 ounce baby boy. westminster abbey's celebratory chimes. 62 guns firing their approval. and the changing of the guard, but to a different tune today, the british pop classic, "congratulations." >> welcome to the world, royal baby. >> reporter: and although his
royal highness, the prince of cambridge, doesn't yet have a name, was that a wave to the adoring crowd we saw? maybe there's something to this hereditary thing. the most famous family in the world, and yet in so many ways, very much like us. well, we're going to have to wait and see when the name comes. it took about a week for william to be named, about a month for charles. all of the names that people are betting on are the most familiar names, like george and elbert. we'll see if this thoroughly modern couple extends the changes to their baby's new name. brian? >> chris janlsing at kensington palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. ing at kensingto palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. hjing at kensing palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. aing at kensingt palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. ing at kensingto palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. ing at kensingto palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. ing at kensingto palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london.
chris, thanks. jing at kensingt palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. aing at kensingt palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. nsing at kensing palace tonight after an eventful and happy day across london. chris, thanks. now we turn to the news in this country tonight. we know a lot more about an incident that had just happened when we came on the air last night, a rough landing for a southwest airlines flight at new york's laguardia airport without front landing gear. there were injuries, there was controversy, the airport was shut down last night. today, the feds announced they have launched a full-on investigation. nbc's katy tur is at laguardia for us tonight. katie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the ntsb is just beginning their investigation. and while the cause is still unclear, they will be looking at why the southwest flight's landing gear failed, whether or not it was a mechanical issue or some other reason. late tonight, the ntsb tells us the plane actually slid 2,100 feet before coming to a full stop off the side of the runway. >> number two, prepare to land. >> reporter: the 737 approached laguardia's runway four with no indication anything was wrong. but moments later, passengers felt the jolt as the plane's nose slammed to the ground, flames shooting from the fuselage. brian foster captured it all on camera from his window seat. >> it knocked the camera out of my hand, we hit so hard.
and it flipped up. you can see me looking around. i'm like, what in the world has happened? >> reporter: flight attendants urged passengers to stay in their seats. >> we are not there. you need to take your seats. >> i don't think we're going anywhere, because the engine is on the ground. >> reporter: air traffic controllers urgently sent help. >> cleanup on runway four. cleanup on runway four. >> reporter: flight 345's emergency doors still shut, the cabin quickly filled with smoke, as minutes passed before all 150 on board were evacuated. >> when the smoke started filling the cabin, that was the scariest part, because everyone's going to think, you see smoke, there's a fire. >> reporter: passengers on a nearby plane saw the whole thing unfold. >> it was just this fireball going down the runway. it was unbelievable. >> reporter: the plane's so-called black boxes have arrived at the ntsb's lab in washington. investigators want to know when things went wrong, before or during the landing? the plane, a boeing 737-700, delivered to southwest in 1999 is not considered old by
industry standards. now, the good news is there were only minor injuries. the 737's nose gear collapsed in on itself, up into the fuselage, piercing the nose of the plane and damaging an area that houses the avionics. now, the ntsb will be interviewing the flight crew, as well as checking the black boxes, to figure out, brian, exactly what went wrong. >> katy tur tonight at a reopened laguardia airport tonight. katy, thanks. there are growing concerns being raised by security experts tonight about the safety of the pope during his visit to brazil after the wild ride to the streets of rio in what sure looked like a small rental cars with crowds crushing up close enough to touch him. and chaotic scenes of government protests overnight did nothing to calm those fears. tonight in rio, a big crowd is out on copacabana beach where they are celebrating the start of all the world youth day festivities. nbc's anne thompson is traveling with the pope on this trip and has our report.
>> reporter: the vatican says there will be no change in pope francis' itinerary, despite these images that shocked the world. in rio today, brazilian officials are blaming each other for monday's unnerving mob scene. >> they should have warned the pope that that way was not a good way to go. >> reporter: the motorcade made a wrong turn into traffic. the surging crowd trapped the pope in his fiat van. security forces clearly rattled, struggled to get control. was the pope ever afraid last night? >> he was not at all afraid. i can assure you of that. those around him, his secretary and some others in the cars behind were a bit concerned. but the pope was clearly at home. he's used to a latino-american welcome. >> reporter: in fact, the pope seemed to enjoy it, getting into his wide-open pope mobile to greet even more people. but rio can be a very dangerous city. last night, this anti-government demonstration turned violent immediately after the pope left
the governor's palace. demonstrators threw molotov cocktails at police. they responded with tear gas and force. before the violence broke out, megan and brandon say they were five feet from the pope, the highlight of their trip from michigan. >> being that close is definitely more exciting than anything i could have imagined. >> reporter: that accessibility is why he's called the people's pope, choosing not to ride behind bulletproof glass in st. peter's square. but here, the risk is that much greater. >> the intent of the mission is to show the pope is a man of the people. but if one of those people or some of those people are injured, then the whole mission goes awry. >> reporter: brazil's price tag for world youth day is $50 million, at a time when the government is spending billions for next year's world cup and the 2016 olympics. some say priorities are misplaced.
>> anne thompson high above the beach in rio tonight. anne, thanks. news tonight concerning the rising cost of college in this country as congress and the white house continue to try to iron out a compromise on student loan rates. a new report is out. it reveals how more american families these days are making it work without student loans. our chief education correspondent, rehema ellis, here in the studio with more on this. rehema, good evening. >> good evening, brian. several things are happening, including a new trend that shows families are spending less of their own money on college. paying for college, in fact, two-thirds qualified for scholarships and grants to help cover the costs. and if you look at the breakdown, that accounts for any other type of funding, more than parents and more than student loans. and when it comes to picking colleges, the majority of families, 67%, ruled out certain colleges because of the price. and to further keep expenses under control, 57% of students lived at home, not on campus. what the report shows today is that scholarships and grants are available, and people should not
assume they won't qualify. in fact, brian, experts say it is very much worth applying. if you apply, you might get that scholarship and grant. >> rehema ellis, thank you, as always. here in new york tonight, anthony weiner, who resigned from congress after x-rated internet chats and photos were revealed and who is currently running for mayor of new york city as a democrat, held a press conference today to admit to new allegations that his web behavior continued after he left congress and into last summer. he said he's not dropping out of the race. his wife, long-time hillary clinton aide, huma abedin, was at his side and read a statement in support of her husband. >> anthony's made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from congress and after. but i do very strongly believe that that is between us and our marriage. >> she went on to say tonight she has forgiven her husband and believes in him.
still ahead for us this evening, a closer look at electronic cigarettes. they are growing in popularity here and around the world. they're smoke-free, tobacco-free. but what is in them? and later, two future kings of england. one we've watched grow up before our eyes. now preparing to teach his son what he's learned.
after an extensive review tonight, the fda says menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater health risk than regular cigarettes. they say that's because menthol flavoring is more likely to attract younger smokers, and menthol smokers traditionally have a harder time quitting.
as more smokers try to quit, in addition to all the products out there, more are turning to electronic cigarettes. so-called e-cigarettes are surging in popularity, along with questions about what's in them. our report tonight from our national correspondent, kate snow. >> reporter: the marlboro man hasn't been on tv since the '70s, but now there's this guy,
actor stephen dorff. >> it's time we take our freedom back. come on, guys. rise from the ashes. >> reporter: the number of >> r people using e-cigarettes doubled from 2010 to 2011, with celebrities leading the way. on tv. >> it's got a bejewelled bottom. >> reporter: and in films like "the tourist." >> it delivers the same amount of nicotine, but
the smoke is water vapor. yeah, watch. >> reporter: they call it vaping, from the advanced models you fill with a flavor and nicotine, to disposables with l.e.d. tips. >> i can't even smell it. >> reporter: 28-year-old kyle newton lost his mom, a lifelong smoker, to cancer and sees his products as a life-saving alternative. >> there are over 4,000 chemicals traditionally in tobacco. we end up with 12 or more, depending on the flavor. >> reporter: flavors like watermelon and chocolate, which critics say attract younger people.
there's even a section on the menu called "like a kid in a candy store." e-cigarettes are not yet regulated in the u.s. and the fda warns consumers have no way of knowing whether they're safe. >> the marketing is way out ahead of where the science is. >> reporter: dr. pamela ling says without regulation, it's hard for users to know exactly what's in e-cigarettes. >> they think, well, this is just nicotine and harmless water vapor, and what's the big deal? actually, we know that nicotine is a highly addictive drug, and we don't know what the combination of chemicals in the e-cigarettes does to the body. >> reporter: but at xl parts in ft. worth where employees are allowed to vap on the job, they're convinced they're healthier.until i tried this. and now i don't smoke any more. i didn't think i'd ever say that. >> reporter: chris putnam says he's more productive too. >> probably it takes on average ten minutes to smoke a cigarette. if i do that eight, nine times a day -- >> reporter: which you used to do? >> which i used to do, yeah. that's pretty much an hour of time i'm not working. >> reporter: with sales expected
to top $1 billion this year, it's no surprise all three big tobacco companies are now investing in e-cigarettes, looking to replenish their shrinking customer base by jumping on a growing trend. kate snow, nbc news, ft. worth, texas. and we are back in a moment with an american classic now undergoing a modern transformation.
♪ of course, the song goes on to say better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy. and generations of americans grew up knowing those lyrics. page morton black recorded that jingle. she had a singing career before she got married, but it didn't hurt that she married the founder of chock full o'nuts. the original version used to say a rockefeller instead of a millionaire, until the rockefeller family complained. page morton black has died at the age of 97. there is evidence that the so-called mean streets of american cities aren't so mean after all.
and, in fact, may be safer for people to live in in terms of accidental deaths. researchers at the university of pennsylvania say the risk of death from everything from shootings to car wrecks, drownings, to falls is higher in small towns, actually, while the homicide rate is indeed higher in our cities. a researcher says, "contrary to popular belief, cities do happen to be the safest place you can live." just when you think we humans are at the top of the food chain and we pretty much run the place, along comes a reminder of how ti and inconsequential we actually are. these are the first actual photo images from nasa's cassini spacecraft, way out past saturn. and that would be us, the little blue dot way in the distance. we can't change the fact that a technician at this very network erased the videotape record of the first ten years of "the tonight show" with johnny carson. happily, the show went on for
another 20 years. and now, die-hard fans will get to see their favorite moments and episodes and compilations. the folks who run the carson archives have digitized 4,500 hours of "tonight show" episodes, everything from '72 to '92. a ton of which is now available on itunes for $1.99 a clip. when we come back tonight, what a new father can teach his son about growing up with the whole world watching.
finally here tonight, it was a striking image today, mother and father, prince and duchess, showing off his royal highness, baby cambridge, until he has a proper name. just about 24 hours old. looking at the young family, parents everywhere saw a familiar look on william's face. that would be the beginning of fatherhood. nbc's keir simmons has our final report tonight from london. >> reporter: we've watched him all his life, but this was our first glimpse of william as a father, doing it his way, a reassuring arm for kate. the future king, shirt sleeves rolled up, in charge. carrying his son, also a future king. a dad driving his family home.
31 years ago, in the same hospital, at the same door, william was introduced to the world by his father. charles in a proper suit and tie. a different generation. he was set to chafe under the discipline of his own father, phillip. william grew up with his father's formality and reserve, tempered by diana's openness, her desire to give her sons a normal life. as a boy, he saw his parents' marriage disintegrate. the world saw it, too. >> you just felt wherever you went, people were watching you just because they were interested to see how you would react. >> reporter: william was strong for his mother in life and mourned her death in public when he was just 15. he was the good son, staying out of trouble. >> every now and then, we hear these stories about harry and his wonderful parties. you don't hear this about william. william has become a man who has shouldered this responsibility. >> we want to be as normal as possible.
to a certain respect, we never will be normal. >> you may never be normal. i'm pretty normal. >> reporter: as normal as possible for a young man facing royal expectations. >> there's a great way of rising to what the monarchs in the past have done. they don't want to be the ones who let the side down. >> reporter: we've watched william grow up, fall in love and get married. serve his country. now he'll teach his son what he's learned, including how to live a public life. >> he will come up with a way of sating the press, and that huge thirst for knowledge about the childhood of this new prince, but also containing that privacy they've always done. >> reporter: he's a father now. it's a role william was born to play. keir simmons, nbc news, london. that is our broadcast on this tuesday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams and we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night.
nbc bay area news starts now. good tuesday evening, everyone. >> blurred lines. a gentleman's club says it's opening soon right in the heart of the business district in downtown san jose, just blocks from the cathedral and city hall. but one person says he is not rolling out the welcome mat. >> reporter: this historic building behind me has housed nightclubs before and has an operating and existing liquor
license. so there was really no need for any public comment where people could have voiced their concerns, but as you can imagine, there are people that are not too happy to hear that a gentleman's club is coming to town. and the owners of that club are not quite ready to persuade them otherwise. the building holds a promise of something forbidden, naked, dancing girls. the rules are clear, but so is the zoning for this downtown area. the club is operating in an existing entertainment zone, and the building has an alcohol permit already. and that's why there's been no opportunity for public comment at city hall. according to him -- >> they may need to renew the license a