Lester Holt and NBC Want to Continue 'Inspiring America' with 2-Week Run of News Series, Starting Tonight

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April 20th 2017

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Tonight, Lester Holt starts a special two-week run of the "Inspiring America" series on "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" with a feature story on Colbert Nembhard, a New York City librarian who visits a local homeless shelter to read to young children.

"Nightly News" will feature "Inspiring America" stories from Holt and correspondents Rehema Ellis, Joe Fryer, Kevin Tibbles and Kristen Dahlgren through the remainder of 2016. In addition to new stories, including a feature on an entrepreneur who donates frequent flier miles to help people fly home for the holidays, the special two-week run will include follow-ups to popular stories from 2016. That includes Ellis' latest report on Zion Harvey, the awe-inspiring young boy who made medical history by becoming the first child to receive a double hand transplant, and a feature on Laura Benedict, who has raised nearly $2 million for several causes and concerns through her restaurant in Maine.

Started earlier this year, the "Inspiring America" series on Nightly News features remarkable people making positive impacts in their communities.

For more of "Inspiring America," visit NBCNews.com and the Nightly News Facebook page.

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by shadowandact on April 20th 2017
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