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[10/11/07 - 12:05 PM]
NBC News' Matt Lauer to Interview Senator Larry Craig in an Exclusive "Matt Lauer Reports" Primetime Special on Tuesday, OcT. 16 and on "Today" Wednesday, OcT. 17
The one-hour special will pre-empt "The Singing Bee" and cut "The Biggest Loser" to one hour next week.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC NEWS' MATT LAUER TO INTERVIEW SENATOR LARRY CRAIG IN AN EXCLUSIVE "MATT LAUER REPORTS" PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON TUESDAY, OCT. 16 AND ON "TODAY" WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

PROGRAM NOTE

NEW YORK - October 11, 2007 - - NBC News' Matt Lauer has secured the first network television interview with Idaho Senator Larry Craig since he pled guilty following an arrest after controversial events in a Minnesota men's room this past summer. In September, Craig announced his intent to resign as Senator, and then embarked on a legal war maintaining his innocence. Lauer will also interview the Senator's wife, Suzanne Craig, who will be speaking publicly for the first time about the incident and the events that followed.

The exclusive and wide-ranging "Matt Lauer Reports" will air on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m., ET and additional coverage of the Lauer/Craig interview will be broadcast on "Today" on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 am, ET.

Coverage will also appear on MSNBC, and will be included online on MSNBC.com. Transcript and photos will be available at www.nbcumv.com.

David Corvo is the executive producer of "Matt Lauer Reports," and Jim Bell is the executive producer of "Today." NBC News' home on the Internet is www.msnbc.com.





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