President Biden defends U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, race to rescue continues in hard-hit Louisiana communities, and pilots reported record number of laser attacks in 2020. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).
02:20 Biden Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal
06:56 Ida Death Toll Rises
10:53 California Wildfire Evacuations
12:30 Back To School Covid Battle
14:12 Laser Strikes
16:17 Texas School Diversity Battle
19:09 Inspiring America: Helping Neighbors