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Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
Retired NBC Nightly News correspondent Richard Valeriani, who was on President Richard Nixon's "enemies list," dies at 85
Valeriani was NBC's senior White House correspondent under Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. He also covered the Civil Rights Movement and the State Department under Henry Kissinger. In the 1995 film Crimson Tide, he played a CNN correspondent. After retiring in 1996, he became a media trainer with clients including Ted Danson and Jimmy Fallon.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Matt Lauer was photographed one block from NBC's Today studio on Tuesday
Did Lauer visit NBC this week? The disgraced former Today anchor was spotted wearing a Yankees cap on Tuesday, going into the entrance to an underground concourse that provides direct access to his former place of employment.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
NBC News remembers former Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert on the 10th anniversary of his death
Russert died on June 13, 2008 at age 58 while preparing an episode of Meet the Press amid the 2008 presidential election season. "He changed the broadcast in many ways and left a powerful legacy on broadcast journalism," said NBC News.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Report: NBC is considering swapping Megyn Kelly's timeslot with Kathie Lee and Hoda
Megyn Kelly Today would move to the 10 a.m. hour and Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb’s popular Today hour would go to 9 a.m. under a proposal being discussed at NBC News, according to Page Six. Since premiering last fall, Megyn Kelly Today has struggled in its timeslot.
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 8:49AM EDT
Matt Lauer will be allowed to keep his New Zealand ranch following a government inquiry into his conduct
New Zealand has a "good-character test" for foreign property buyers, and his alleged Today show sexual misconduct had raised concerns that he was in violation of the rule. But the country's Overseas Investment Office said it found insufficient evidence that he he breached the test, so it will continue to “monitor the matter” and could revisit the case “should further information come to light.”
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Bill Clinton's Today interview gets heated when he's asked if he ever apologized to Monica Lewinsky
The former president is promoting his new thriller novel he co-wrote with James Patterson, The President is Missing, on various TV outlets this week, including Stephen Colbert's Late Show and Live with Kelly and Ryan. But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Clinton is again being grilled about his White House sex scandal. That included questioning this morning from NBC News' Craig Melvin, who asked: “Did you ever apologize to her?," resulting in a heated exchange about Lewinsky, his impeachment and the #MeToo movement.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Dateline NBC's exclusive interview with Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand is another break from the show's true-crime mysteries
“Dateline is always a mix,” says Dateline executive producer Liz Cole. “We do many mysteries on Friday nights, and that’s the main thing you will continue to see, but when the opportunities present themselves for us to do these pieces where we can showcase unique reporting and exclusives, we will always be up for those.” ALSO: Constand tells Dateline: "I didn't think anybody would believe me."
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Rose McGowan says it's a "very good feeling" seeing Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs
The disgraced mogul was smiling in handcuffs this morning as the NYPD perp walked him out of the police precinct after he turned himself in to face felony sex crime charges, including suspicion of rape, a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. The charges stem from accusations from former actress Lucia Evans and another yet-to-be-identified victim. Weinstein's bail was set at $1 million cash or $10 million bond. McGowan, one of Weinstein's most prominent accusers, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today soon after Weinstein's arrest to describe her reaction to seeing Weinstein in handcuffs. “It’s surreal. It’s… real. It’s both,” she said. “It’s a very good feeling… I actually didn’t believe this day would come… This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power, and it shows people worldwide — which is what I was hoping [for] the whole time — that this will not stand.” ALSO: Ronan Farrow warns on GMA: "It’s unclear whether, Weinstein, even if found guilty, will spend any time behind bars"
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Dateline lands the first TV interview with the woman who got Bill Cosby convicted
Kate Snow will sit down with Andrea Constand, whose accusation that Cosby drugged and raped her in 2004 led to his conviction last month. The interview is set to air next week.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Savannah Guthrie shuts down Twitter user's speculation she might be pregnant
"It is just the dress," the Today co-anchor tweeted in response to the since-deleted tweet. "Excuse me while I go burn it." Guthrie later posted on Instagram a chart why it's never appropriate to ask a woman if she's pregnant.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
At CrimeCon, NBC's Dateline correspondents are treated like rock stars
"This is a 100% overlap with our audience,” Keith Morrison says of the second annual CrimeCon gathering of 2,000 people this week in Nashville. He was joined by colleagues Josh Mankiewicz, Dennis Murphy and Andrea Canning. Morrison adds: “I mean, there’s no one here who heard me speak last year and thought, Huh. Dateline? I should check that out. You know? This is the audience here. And I said, ‘We have to come back. And you have to make everyone else go.’”
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
NBC News' many problems aren't just a coincidence -- they're symptoms
Matt Lauer, Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Joy Reid, Ronan Farrow, Hugh Hewitt -- and even the Megyn Kelly debacle -- are all symptoms of a larger problem. As Margaret Sullivan put it, "the network’s credibility is on the line. To critics it would seem that network leadership isn’t taking that seriously enough, believing perhaps that the public is mostly unaware, and that advertisers don’t mind. But a news organization’s reputation builds — or fades — over time. Does NBC really want to be seen as a place where stars are protected too vigorously, and where ratings and profits reign supreme? Given NBC’s prominence, its foibles hurt not only the network itself, its own journalists, and its viewers. Such self-sabotage also hurts American journalism overall at a time when there are more than enough external enemies waiting to pounce."
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Ronan Farrow is coming out with a new book that may reveal why NBC News didn't run his Harvey Weinstein story
NBC News rejected Farrow's work that ended up winning him a Pulitzer Prize for The New Yorker. According to CNN, Farrow signed a book deal on Friday to write Catch and Kill, a book about his reporting on Weinstein, which should delve into why NBC News didn't want his story.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Tom Brokaw accuser Linda Vester says she'll only cooperate in an NBC probe if the network hires an independent investigator
NBC Universal tells Deadline it “has reached out to Ms. Vester via her attorney to discuss her allegations, and so far she has not accepted our offer.” But Vester said this morning on Good Morning America that she isn't interested in talking to NBC investigators.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Ann Curry: “I have not participated in any formal investigation by NBC on sexual harassment"
Responding to Curry's comments to the Washington Post that she had reported a colleague's sexual harassment allegation against Lauer to NBC management, NBC News said its internal investigation found that “members of NBC News and Today show leadership at the time with whom we spoke denied having any such conversation with Curry.” Asked today about the network's report, Curry took issue with the characterization, saying in a statement: “I have not participated in any formal investigation by NBC on sexual harassment." Curry did say she received a brief phone call from an NBC lawyer the day before The Post story was published inquiring about her comments. In response, NBC News said she“declined to name the alleged complainant, nor would she identify the person in management to whom she says she raised a concern at the time about Lauer. This is accurately noted in our report.” ALSO: NBC says the retirement of its head of human resources has nothing to do with the Matt Lauer scandal: "Any insinuation of that is completely inaccurate."