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NBC News To Air Super Tuesday Primetime Special

NBC News will air a one-hour special in primetime next Tuesday, looking at the GOP “Super Tuesday” primary results. “NBC Nightly News” and “Rock Center” anchor Brian Williams will anchor the special, which airs from 10-11PM. He will be joined by David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Savannah Guthrie and other correspondents.

With “Parenthood” having its finale last night, NBC has a hole to fill Tuesdays at 10 PM, and given the still-undecided GOP race, a one-hour political special may fit the bill. NBC ran a similar special back in 2008, though both the Democrats and Republicans were picking candidates that year.

The lead-in for the “Super Tuesday” special? A two-hour edition of “The Biggest Loser.”

NBC will also break into “The Biggest Loser” with updates as results warrant, and will update “NBC Nightly News” and the special for the west coast with the most up-to-date information.

More information after the jump.

NBC NEWS ANNOUNCES SUPER TUESDAY ONE-HOUR NETWORK SPECIAL

BRIAN WILLIAMS TO ANCHOR PRIMETIME DECISION 2012 COVERAGE ON MARCH 6

NEW YORK, NY – February 29, 2012 – As the race for the Republican presidential nomination remains close and candidates prepare to compete in the most critical contests to date, NBC News announced plans for a one-hour primetime network special on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Brian Williams will anchor the Decision 2012 coverage with reporting and analysis from David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Savannah Guthrie, and correspondents in the field.

The Decision 2012 primary special will air live on the NBC broadcast network from 10pm ET – 11pm ET in the Eastern, Central, and Mountain time zones. In the Pacific time zone, it will air from 8pm PT – 9pm PT with full updates.

NBC News will also provide brief network updates between 7pm ET – 10pm ET as voting results dictate. “NBC Nightly News” will update the broadcast for later feeds throughout the evening.

Super Tuesday will feature Republican primaries or caucuses in eleven states – Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming – with a total of 424 delegates at stake.

For more NBC News Decision 2012 political coverage, visit NBCpolitics.com

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