MICHAEL JACKSON MEMORIALS: NBC NEWS/MSNBC COVERAGE
- July 6, 2009 10:46 AM
- Tags: Brian Williams, Meredith Vieira, Michael Jackson, NBC News, press release
NBC TO BROADCAST LIVE COVERAGE OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S MEMORIAL SERVICES BEGINNING AT 1 PM ET, ANCHORED BY BRIAN WILLIAMS
New York, N.Y, July 5, 2009 - To follow are NBC News and MSNBC coverage plans for Michael Jackson's Memorial taking place tomorrow in Los Angeles.
Monday, July 6
"Dateline" at 10pm: The latest updates on Michael Jackson's memorial service and funeral arrangements, plus the making of the "Thriller" music video.
Tuesday, July 7
In a special split edition of "Today," Meredith Vieira will broadcast live from the Staples Center. Vieira will also attend the memorial service.
Live coverage of the services anchored by Brian Williams live from the Staples Center beginning at 1 pm ET/10 AM PT.
MSNBC will present live coverage of the Jackson memorial beginning at 11 a.m. ET, with Chris Jansing anchoring live on site in Los Angeles, and Tamron Hall and David Shuster anchoring from MSNBC Headquarters in New York.
"Nightly News with Brian Williams" live from Los Angeles (6:30 PM ET)
"Dateline" at 10 pm: Lester Holt anchors a special edition of "Dateline" with recaps from the memorial service and reactions from fans of the King of Pop.
Wednesday, July 8
In a special split edition of "Today," Meredith Vieira will broadcast live from Los Angeles and interview insiders who were involved with the memorial service.
CNBC's Jane Wells will be covering the business angle of Michael Jackson's passing.
Msnbc.com will be live streaming the memorial services and will also reflect the conversation online, particularly on Twitter, through hashtags #MJ and #msnbc or #nbc.