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ICYMI: Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon Slow Jam Immigration

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.40.14 AMLast night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s Brian Williams took a moment to slow jam on the controversial topic of immigration.

“I wanna slow jam the news, and I’m not the only one,” Fallon introducing the veteran anchor. ”Hello, I’m Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News and ladies and gentlemen, I too wish to slow jam the news,” said Williams to a cheering audience.

During the jam sesh, Fallon congratulated the artist known as “Breezy Weezy” on his 10 year anniversary of hosting NBC Nightly News, “from all of us here at NBC, we wanna say congratulations on 10 years of hosting the 16th hour of the TODAY Show.”

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Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein Remember The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee

woo1-004A public memorial service was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday for Ben BradleeThe Washington Post’s executive editor from 1968-91, a time that included the resignation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died last week of natural causes at the age of 93 at his home in Washington.

The Post’s Dana Milbank wrote of the service:

“More than a thousand filled the cathedral, including scores of Post journalists current and former. Satellite trucks parked in the cathedral driveway and a dozen TV cameras were on the lawn, searching for glimpses of the luminaries inside, among them Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Justice Stephen Breyer, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and Jim Lehrer.” Read more

Brian Williams to Anchor Election Night Coverage on NBC News

brian-williams-dnc-300x168NBC News has announced its Tuesday, November 4 midterm election night coverage plans, to be led by Brian Williams.

The “NBC Nightly News” anchor will host two live primetime hours from 10-11 pm ET and later from 10-11 pm Pacific Time. The network will extend its coverage during the 11 pm ET hour online at, with special reports online and in broadcast throughout the night.

Joining Williams in coverage of the evening will be “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck ToddAndrea Mitchell; “TODAY” co-host Tamron HallTom Brokaw; “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough; senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing; national correspondent Peter Alexander; Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; and correspondents Ron Mott and Luke Russert. Coverage will also include an exclusive interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and commentary from former White House senior adviser David Axelrod and ”Noticiero Telemundo” anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.

NBC News Celebrates Brian Williams’ 10th Anniversary as ‘Nightly News’ Anchor

NBC’s “Nightly News” debuted three promos in honor of Brian Williams‘ 10th anniversary this December as host of the evening news program.

The trio feature video and photo stills from Williams’ reporting for the evening news, in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Normandy this June for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and in Iraq and Afghanistan for war coverage.

The promos, titled “Battled Scars,” “What Matters,” and “Experience,” are narrated by actor Michael Douglas and all finish with the tagline, “He’s been there. He’ll be there.”


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NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Apologies for Violating Voluntary Quarantine

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 20.36.55NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who was spotted traveling outside her home in New Jersey last Thursday while under voluntary quarantine, issued an apology Monday evening. The New Jersey Department of Health has since issued a mandatory quarantine for Snyderman and her crew members who briefly worked with the NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo in Monrovia, Liberia, currently being treated for Ebola in Omaha, Neb.

On Monday night’s “Nightly News,” NBC host Brian Williams read a statement from Snyderman, which read:

While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. Read more

Brian Williams Advice for Aspiring Journos During Q&A on ‘NBC Nightly News’ Facebook Page

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 10.56.12For those who missed it, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams took part in a Facebook Q&A on the show’s page Wednesday night, answering questions for more than two hours on both his personal and professional life, from advice to aspiring journalists and reporting on security breaches to why he doesn’t drink and his favorite place to travel.

A few highlights:

Allen Henry: What’s the best advice you can give to someone whose lifelong dream has been to work for NBC news? Read more

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Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd

During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC’s ”Meet the Press,” the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory.

Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, and the segment airs clips of him being called upon for interviews over the years, followed by commentary from family members including his wife and his mother and colleagues Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams.


DC Media Cover Downed Malaysia Airlines Jet

cnn-breaking-news1This morning, a Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border.

Anderson Cooper quickly took over coverage for CNN’s John Berman, with CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta contributing to the report. The network will reschedule “The Sixties” tonight for special coverage of the crash.

Fox News Channel national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has been reporting on the matter from the Pentagon.

CBS News’ Major Garrett, Bob Orr, Jeff Pegues have reported from D.C. and the network is sending foreign correspondent Mark Phillips to Ukraine, Seth Doane to Malaysia, and foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer to Amsterdam.

ABC News’ Martha RaddatzJonathan Karl, and Jim Avila have each contributed to network coverage. Tonight’s ”World News” will air an extended broadcast tonight to cover the crash from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with David Muir anchoring.

Brian Williams took over for Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie at 12:59 p.m. on NBC.

Malaysia Airlines will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 7.14.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

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