(Head: We`re back now with a disturbing home video of a bedroom dresser crashing down onto a toddler and his brother coming to his rescue.)
(Sect: NEWS; DOMESTIC)
(Byline: LESTER HOLT, MIGUEL ALMAGUER)
(High: A warning, the video is difficult to watch, but it`s being shared tonight by the children`s parents to serve as a warning to others about the hidden dangers in so many homes.)
(Spec: Bedroom dresser; Warning; Children)
LESTER HOLT (00:21:09): We`re back now with a disturbing home video of a bedroom dresser crashing down onto a toddler and his brother coming to his rescue. A warning, the video is difficult to watch, but it`s being shared tonight by the children`s parents to serve as a warning to others about the hidden dangers in so many homes. Here`s NBC`s Miguel Almaguer.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER (00:21:29): Twin brothers Bowdy and Brock were climbing on the bedroom dresser when it tumbled over. Brock pinned beneath the one- hundred-and-fifty-five-pound unit. Their parents said they were upstairs and had no idea what was happening, after nearly two minutes, Bowdy tries but can`t lift the dresser. Then somehow, the toddler manages to push it off his brother who incredibly suffered no serious injuries.
KAYLI SHOFF (Bowdy and Brock`s mother) (00:21:53): It could have been terrifying. It could have been ugly. It could have been scary. It could have changed our whole lives.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER (00:21:59): According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics, every fifteen minutes someone is injured when furniture topples over. And every two weeks, falling furniture or TVs is the cause of a child`s death. In June, Ikea recalled twenty-nine million chests and dressers after three accidental tip-over deaths. But many of the recalled units were never returned. In a statement, Ikea says it includes restraints with its products. The fix is easy and takes only minutes.
ELLIOT KAYE (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) (00:22:32): Companies have to start making much more stable furniture. Our children deserve no less. The Shoff family says their dresser is from Ikea but is not part of the recall. Tonight they bolted it to the wall.
KAYLI SHOFF (00:22:45): We took all the handles off.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER (00:22:46): And, Bowdy and Brock are safe doing what toddlers do. This mom hoping parents who see this video will secure their own dressers before it`s too late.
(00:22:57): Miguel Almaguer, NBC News, Los Angeles.
LESTER HOLT (00:23:00): Lesson learned.
(00:23:01): A wildly popular live-streaming cam has made them a hit across the nation. But now there are growing concerns that the second eagle egg in a nest in Florida may never hatch. Tens of millions have viewed the eagle cam which captured the first eaglet emerging this weekend. But the remaining egg is now several days past the average hatching time.
(00:23:22): NBC News is in the news tonight with the announcement that Megyn Kelly will join NBC after a dozen years across the street at the Fox News channel. She will start later this year. Kelly says she`s delighted to be taking on a new challenge. And we are delighted to welcome her to the NBC News family.
(00:23:38): When we come back she started her own booming business and became her own boss. Now at only seventeen how she`s Inspiring America.
(Show: NBC Nightly News)
(Date: January 3, 2017)
(Time: 6:30-7:00 PM)
(Head: Finally tonight one of the sweetest stories we`ve seen in a while.)
(Sect: NEWS; DOMESTIC)
(Byline: LESTER HOLT, ANNE THOMPSON)
(High: Boston`s Grace Connor overcame a major obstacle to become a force to be reckoned with in the supermarket frozen food aisle. And now at only seventeen, she`s giving back.)
(Spec: Boston; Grace Connor; Frozen food)
LESTER HOLT (00:26:36): Finally tonight one of the sweetest stories we`ve seen in a while. Boston`s Grace Connor overcame a major obstacle to become a force to be reckoned with in the supermarket frozen food aisle. And now at only seventeen, she`s giving back. NBC`s Anne Thompson tells us about a budding bean town tycoon in our Inspiring America report.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:26:57): By any measure, Grace Connor is an extraordinary seventeen-year-old.
GRACE CONNOR (00:27:03): I`m the CEO, CFO, COO, so I pretty much do everything, so.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:27:08): Everything in her own ice cream company, little G.
GRACE CONNOR (00:27:12): I put a lot of stuff in.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:27:14): Churned in Boston`s commonwealth kitchen where startups launch, her made-from-scratch treats borne out of a difficult time two years ago.
MELISSA SCHNEIDER (Grace`s Mother) (00:27:22): Grace was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of her brain that was operated on. And had it not been treated, she would have died.
MICHAEL SCHNEIDER (Grace`s Father) (00:27:32): When she was lying there, she was-- she was seeing this business.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:27:36): After just a year, Grace is turning a profit selling nationwide online and in eight Boston-area grocery stores as many as fifteen hundred pints a week.
(00:27:46): Is this how you`ve learned to cook?
GRACE CONNOR (00:27:47): Yeah, definitely from cookbooks, from the internet, and from cooking shows.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:27:53): Shy about telling her own story, Grace now shares the ice cream that helped her heal with patients in Boston hospitals.
GRACE CONNOR (00:28:00): I usually let the ice cream do the talking.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:28:02): It`s pretty good medicine, isn`t it?
GRACE CONNOR (00:28:05): Huh.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:28:05): With mom at the wheel for delivery so Grace can work--
GRACE CONNOR (00:28:08): They want five holiday sugar cookies.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:28:09): --this is a quasi family business.
(00:28:13): Have you had to fire anybody?
GRACE CONNOR (00:28:16): My grandfather.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:28:18): You fired your grandfather?
GRACE CONNOR (00:28:20): He`s used to being the boss, and I have to be the boss in the kitchen.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:28:24): This high-school senior plans to go to college after an ambitious gap year.
GRACE CONNOR (00:28:29): I want to be in grocery stores nationwide and take over the ice cream market.
ANNE THOMPSON (00:28:34): You got the scoop here first.
(00:28:36): Anne Thompson, NBC News, Boston.
(00:28:39): Oh, yum.
LESTER HOLT (00:28:41): Yum indeed.
(00:28:42): We want to give a warm hello to viewers watching us on the new NBC Boston, which launched New Year`s Day and for the folks hard at work at NBC Boston, welcome to the family.
(00:28:52): That`s going to do it for us on this Tuesday night. I`m Lester Holt. For all of us at NBC News, thank you for watching, and goodnight.
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