The typewriter is making a comeback, fueled by big star power

In the digital age of communication, many would think typewriters would go extinct and replaced with modern devices. But, as NBC’s Joe Fryer finds out in this week’s Sunday Spotlight, the old technology is back in style thanks in part to revitalize businesses and the celebrity endorsement of actor Tom Hanks.

2nd migrant child dies in US custody

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died on Christmas Eve while under their care. Now, medical checks are being ordered for all children in custody. Meanwhile, President Trump doubled down on calls for a border “wall” or “fence,” and there are new details about the departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports.

Mattis’ resignation could start ‘functional end’ of Trump presidency, Chuck Todd says

Meet the Press Moderator Chuck Todd joins Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist to talk about the ongoing partial government shutdown and what it means for President Trump as top U.S. officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and special envoy Brett McGurk, resign. “We may look back on the Mattis resignation as the beginning of the functional end of this presidency,” he says.

Government partially shuts down amid border wall impasse

Americans are waking up Saturday to a federal government that’s partially shut down with Congress at an impasse over President Trump’s $5 billion border wall. At least 800,000 government employees will not receive their expected pay check with Christmas days away. NBC’s Geoff Bennett reports for TODAY.