NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – February 18th, 2021 | NBC Nightly News


Texas residents facing water shortages amid power crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz facing backlash after Cancun trip amid Texas crisis, and Dr. Fauci speaks out on Covid vaccinations for teachers and reopening schools.

Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Intro
02:09 Millions Without Water In Texas After Deadly Storm
3:19 Hospitals Evacuated In Texas After Water Failure
3:26 Millions Without Water In Texas After Deadly Storm
4:05 Plea For Blood Donations As Storms Threaten Supply
4:24 Houston Mayor On When Vital Services Will Be Restored
6:19 How Texas Power Grid Failed Against Winter Blast
8:00 Ted Cruz Travels To Mexico During Texas Deep Freeze
10:18 Fauci On Vaccinating Teachers And Reopening Schools
10:36 Fauci Speaks Out On Covid Risk For Younger Children
11:00 Fauci: ‘Several Months’ For Africa Variant Vaccine
11:22 Fauci: Life Won’t Return To Normal Until Fall Or Winter
11:29 Fauci On What’s Safe To Do After Vaccinations
12:14 Pfizer Scientist On Whether Variants Require Third Shot
12:59 Massive Winter Storms Disrupt Vaccine Rollout
13:10 Pfizer To Begin Covid Vaccine Trials In Pregnant Women
13:34 Grocery Store Struggle To Get Vaccinated
13:46 U.S. Life Expectancy Drops By A Year In Pandemic
14:19 Cuomo Federal Probe Into Nursing Home Deaths
15:05 Cuomo Accused Of Bullying Fellow Democrat On Call
15:28 Cuomo Could Lose Emergency Powers Amid Firestorm
15:58 Biden Immigration Plan Has 8-Year Path To Citizenship
16:48 Bob Dole Diagnosed With Stage 4 Lung Cancer
17:12 Wall Street & Tech CEOs Testify On Gamestop Frenzy

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104 thoughts on “NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – February 18th, 2021 | NBC Nightly News

  1. Elizabeth C Reply

    NBC is the biggest load of crap reporting, you’re just trying to make Ted Cruz look bad because he made you all look like fools

    • Que Pasa Reply

      Ted left us to freeze meanwhile he’s out here flying his family out instead of trying to help us

  2. Cynthia Cooney Reply

    Does nasa think that there’s gonna be something new on Mars.

  3. Cynthia Cooney Reply

    They do not need to spend billions on the space program.

  4. Cynthia Cooney Reply

    Every body needs to pray for Jesus to help them.

  5. Quinn Johnson Reply

    I bet you he don’t have to apologize

  6. Quinn Johnson Reply

    So what are they saying use the kids to pass their bull


    Nothing wrong with protecting your own family Ted Cruz. It is okay to take a vacation is not need to criticize. I would love to go to Florida because is beautiful this time of the year, always warmer.

  8. Quinn Johnson Reply

    If dumb folk fall for that they can’t blame nobody but your self

  9. Quinn Johnson Reply

    What y’all think is going to happen no shot no job


    At this moment in time is best to wait for a larger family…

  11. Mei Liu Reply

    praying for Texas

  12. Andrea Barra Reply

    You are cr

  13. Dr. Susie Lee Reply

    And the very stupid Bill Gates is talking about synthetic beef? Shame on him. I hope he will help these dear people.

  14. Hot Mezz Reply

    What an absolute asshat this guy is.


    Thank you Lester I love your news…

  16. Rack City Reply

    we own a non profit abused dog farm and lost 21 dogs due to the cold plz help need dog food plz reply if you want to help

  17. Lesly Ponce Reply

    Left wing. Hypocrasy. Obama never visited Louisiana because this man. ,Obama was in martha vineyard vacation. Left wing hypocrasy. Que farza de los democr ats

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  19. Paul Smith Reply

    Canada? Third shot needed dont go home yet

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  21. OMGhenri Reply

    we all should take antibody tests more serious. the current antigen tests are becoming pointless with vaccinations. also, much more people where infected than the governments are calculating, the natural immune response is greater than we think. (corona) viruses are not new, they roam the universe for ions and humans live in a perfect harmony. no need to go overboard with mandatory measures.

  22. Frank Derryberry Reply

    Why is Texas always so ill prepared for natural disasters?? Houston was such a nightmare. Now this.

  23. Paul Smith Reply

    Florida to vaccinate Canada 3x . Wtfreak

  24. Carmela Varnell Reply

    I cant stand this NBC News

  25. Daytonabeachgrl Reply

    omg…this is America under Biden…Dr Falsey back…we r degressing not progressing

  26. Paul Smith Reply

    Cuomo is not the only records not properly reported

  27. Ata Korkut Reply

    i love how people are upset about Cruz what else would you expect from a man that talked all that sh!t about trump got insulted personally by trump and got back at him by dropping to his knees and performing oral to stop the bullying LMFAO spinless that’s why the republican party fell into the grips of a white supremacist, con artist, (insert 1 of the many ef ups or lies of trump and keep it pushing i don’t have enough space to list it all)

  28. Gugrat Jindahbath Reply

    Always attacking taxens, why,? That Cruse when will media turn on him

  29. Gugrat Jindahbath Reply


  30. Thomas Hardy Reply

    Apparently the frost line is deeper in Texas then Texans think that it is

  31. Tom Reply

    I’m with Cruz, if I could afford it I’d go somewhere.

  32. wendy stegemann Reply

    Nobody is talking about the growing famine happening now. 130 million are expected to starve by the end of 2021. 😥 Words can’t describe. This is only the beginning.

  33. Tom Reply

    What caused this disaster in Texas, it wasn’t the weather

  34. john willard Reply

    impeach biden pass it on

    • Richard Mann Reply

      For what, kicking Trump’s butt in the election?

  35. pak army Reply

    Help each other as human beings. If a person is in trouble, it is very sad😥😭😭😭😭. Seeing all this, it is a special prayer for all of you.Where is the state? Many people are in trouble. The army should help in such an emergency

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  40. Norman Campion Reply

    Fake news your a disgrace

  41. GuitarZombie Reply

    Congress saying everyone should play by the same rules……….lol

  42. Mezen M. Reply

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  43. Getting on with life Reply

    This is the beginning of the end and you guys should have been more prepared the weather is changing all the time don’t ever think that it couldn’t happen to you

  44. Peter Davies Reply

    global warming??????

  45. liam Irelander Reply

    ted had nothing to do with the green new deal bs that caused problem in texas where was your joe biden hiding during this ohhh thats right he took a snow day

  46. Betina Jules Larocque Reply

    Ted Cruz is a chicken 🐔 RESIGN!!!!

  47. Aaron Husted Reply

    Operation popeye!!!!

  48. Birgitta Stangelmayer Reply

    The People have to learn how to use candles and terracotta pots, to make small stoves or fireplaces.
    Tealights and 2 terracotta pots. It will keep you warm and maybe u can boil water on the top of the pots. 🙏😇

  49. Chris Sanchez Reply

    Yeah it’s bad in Texas but it’s even the worst one of President doesn’t do nothing except talk to help those that are suffering I guess that president can count on not having taxes back him up for anything

  50. Chris Sanchez Reply

    And you keep calling it a vaccine that is a genetic manipulation of your DNA that is not a vaccine you need to call it for what it is if you can’t research and understand what you’re talking about don’t talk about it

  51. Chris Sanchez Reply

    Yep in the presence of the United States won’t even declare it a disaster because he doesn’t care about Republicans he only cares about Democrats

  52. James Hetfield Reply

    Corona Virus, low water pressure ..whats next ?

  53. born2xlr8 yep Reply

    Do you know how stupid you look delivering the news in a MASK???

  54. John Reply

    Dems have nothing else better to do but complain complain complain… we need a new government because this one clearly isn’t working

    “It is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it(the government) and to institute new Government”

    Ted Cruz deserves to take a trip, it’s beautiful in Cancún. He has a family too, he can’t be there for every last one of you Texans y’all sound stupid… & even if he was there y’all still be complaining about what he didn’t do just because he’s a Republican. It’s disturbing how the media hype sht up

  55. Fire of Destruction Reply

    Sr- oh look at that thing passing by kids!!!
    Kids- what’s that? is the mainstream media.
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    Sr- yes the state sponsor arm of propaganda…to engineering our minds
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  57. Jackie veal Reply

    I feel Victory in the air. We want our freedom back. No more mask or social distancing. We want our businesses to reopen as well as churches and schools. President Trump will do that for us. Greatest President in my lifetime who won by the biggest landslide in history!

  58. paradox_killer 93 Reply

    so dramatic lol

  59. Joe May Reply

    freakin lie’s gfys

  60. Karen Austin Reply

    Ted Cruise need to get out of office immediately text son shouldn’t condole with those foolishness you need to be out when he ge back he don’t have a job.

  61. Karen Austin Reply

    You are a lier Ted Cruise get him out the office immediately he’s a wicked man you don’t care anything about anyone but he and his family

  62. Gazz Dean Reply

    Normal is a thing of the past. Thank you fauci.

  63. Yizhi Huang Reply

    You know what that means, America’s a failing state. When the poors are desperate, the rich refuse to help and the government wouldn’t do it is supposed to do.

  64. robert shaw Reply

    Imagine this wimp blaming his daughters. Did he ever hear of – No, daughter, we have a crisis? No travel is better. He is a liar along with his fat assed buddy trump.

  65. SWDL ZLAW Reply

    Lester, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  66. JoAnn Grant Reply

    That’s why you have so much bad things happening , like the bad weather and strange things happening, like climate changing…stop sending men too the moon and robots to mars…when God made the heavens and the earth of he wanted man on the moon he would have pit them there or robots on mars ..😏🤔😎

  67. patricia yomes Reply

    I find it shocking, Texas is “freezing” and people are desperate! The Governor of Texas and FEMA is supposed to be well trained and ready to move immediately and do their job in time of a disaster!!!!

  68. Yum Waiyu Reply

    It’s frozen everywhere at Texas. That is not good I see, I think you probably need to do something at Texas. It’s a snow cold frozen that I have ever seen it before. Don’t get a cold outside, be healthy and don’t hurt.

  69. Michael Grimes Reply

    Cruz ? Seriously? There is no defense, I could care less what he thinks at this point. His actions said it all. INDEFENSIBLE

  70. Dr. Rykala Reply

    Still lying! Those are not vaccines

  71. atomicmozart Reply

    FYI…. Sweden is “BANNING MASKS”

  72. James Brennon Reply

    Did anyone catch the people in their living room cold and bundled up. No electricity and cold. Sad! What was really sad is that staged picture, look at the picture again and you will see they are watching TV. No electricity? I know it sucks with no power during ice storms happens here all the time, but if are going to take a sad picture at least turn the TV off.

  73. David Pumpkins Reply

    Ted missed a great chance for a spin. Instead of blaming it on his daughters, he should have blamed it on his daughters, who are Democrats by the way.

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  77. Kendria Daniel Reply

    I have family that lives in Texas. For the bulk of my life those family members have constantly complained about ERCOT. Hopefully they will consider moving back east.

  78. John Ngu Reply

    president trump is a good heart people who is clear know how to protect american and whole worlds benefit .compare please .your future on your hand .only president trump want to make american life great again .if all of american not get together with him .HOW ? ( now can see it all bad to american and european country and whole worlds too .don’t need see far to offspring .most of yourself now already get effect .god bless american n human..

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  80. Gregory Riley Reply

    Lord have mercy on us

  81. Chris Melbourne Reply

    Most of texas’s people are struggling with no power?? Because their wanted thier own power grid with rules and they have to stand with the rules with erkcot should be fired

  82. Chris Melbourne Reply

    President bieden will help you with the power and get fresh water to drink to all the texas’s people who needs help now president bieden will help you all

  83. Chris Melbourne Reply

    My prayers go out to everyone who needs one? God bless you all and try to stay warm safely

  84. Chris Melbourne Reply

    Erkcot should be fired and replaced with someone who knows how to fix it?? He should of done the upgrades for the power plant grid???

  85. Diana Sherwood Reply

    Oh my but what a cover story, lets see CUOMO responsible for 15,000 plus dead due to his lies, coverup, ignorance and ego, Cruz flys his kid to cancun, hmmmmm…where is the real carelessness, the left is trying to cover another one of their foolish actions with a toy story, what a sad day for this nation.

  86. El Ingles Reply

    So dominion voting machines can be linked to wifi ? C,mon CNN you should have investigated this .

  87. Andrew Stidham Reply

    we have no heat no power so lets go to south america haha!!…. not everybody is able to do that TED! smfh…

  88. Adam Ben-Shimon Reply

    Who cares if Cruz left Texas for two days!? This is ridiculous!

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  90. Wesley Reeves Reply

    They DONT talk about the thousand s who are very sick from the water who are scared to gob to the hospital. who got rolling outages my power out over 20 hours . How was he able. Not to be tested on returned flights from a highly infected country

    • Wesley Reeves Reply

      How is it they can put a robot on a dead planet but they can’t provide humans with a shot and stop a virus on this planet

  91. sylvia brown Reply

    That’s what I. Mean their r so many other organization that can help these people human being life should be 1

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  93. eclyectk jackson Reply

    I meeeeeen….California has rolling blackouts for WEEKS at a time right? How come no one questions that?

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  95. mohammad sareh Reply

    Ted Cruz facing backlash after Cancun trip amid Texas crisis, but raising food and water prices amid Texas crisis did not face backlash. Why not?

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  97. John Martin Reply

    Americans must wake up to remove this mad president who is very good at creating more than 1 million jobs loss in 30 days, gasoline price went up $ 50 cents per gallon, let thousands of migrant enter American borders without covid-19 check, with Americans close to borders lost jobs

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