NBC Today — October 6 2021 – 10/6/2021 – Wednesday


Today, Wednesday 6 October 2021 from 7am to 11am, NBC’s Today features the following segments and guests on the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for viewers across America. Today’s episode features the following guests and segments:

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. The Viral Duo on TikTok Who Created Bridgerton The Musical. Come With Us: Hispanic Heritage Month – New Mental Health Support Group Launched to Help At-Risk Hispanic Teens. TODAY Food: Brooklyn Beckham.

(9-10 a.m.) Guest: D.J. “Shangela” Pierce on HBO’s We’re Here. Come With Us: Latinas Start Surf Community, ‘Courage Camps’. Simple Solutions: Kitchen Hacks and Products with Elena Besser. What To… Watch with Chris Witherspoon.

(10-11 a.m.) Guest: Aaron Sorkin on To Kill A Mockingbird’s Broadway Return. TODAY Food: Brooklyn Beckham. Trendsday Wednesday with Justin Sylvester. The Viral Duo on TikTok Who Created Bridgerton Musical.

Today’s Highlights

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testified before Congress Tuesday that the social media giant’s platforms “harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy.” Overnight, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hit back at what he called a “false picture.” NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports for TODAY from Washington.

Joining TODAY to comment on former Facebook employee Frances Haugen’s damning testimony Tuesday about the social media giant and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pushback to it, Kara Swisher, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, says “Congress has not stepped in once here to do anything about all these problems, and they shouldn’t be the ones making the decision. In that, Mark Zuckerberg’s completely right.”

As the family of Gabby Petito speaks out in an emotional interview, an attorney for her missing fiancé Brian Laundrie is adding a new wrinkle to the timeline of Petito’s disappearance. Meantime, the manhunt for Laundrie is expanding to another state. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

New information is emerging about what may have caused a devastating oil spill off the coast of Southern California, and new questions are being raised about the response time. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY from Huntington Beach, California.

Democrats are working on ways to get around the objections of Republicans as well as a divide in their own party over the nation’s debt ceiling and President Biden’s spending plans. NBC senior Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake reports for TODAY.

Some prices are going up quickly, and it’s getting harder to find certain products. Massive container ships stuck in place off the coast of California are part of the reasons why. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for In Depth TODAY from the Port of Los Angeles.

On Tuesday Adele posted a teaser for a new single, and it’s already gotten more than 18 million views online. The song, “Easy on Me,” will be released October 15. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports.

A dark, violent Korean thriller on Netflix called “Squid Game” has become an unlikely streaming sensation. NBC News Now anchor Joe Fryer reports for TODAY.



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