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[12/29/11 - 12:57 PM]
Networks of NBCUniversal Announce "Decision 2012" Political Coverage of Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary
Top anchors and correspondents from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo will report from these key early states.

[via press release from NBC]

NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL ANNOUNCE "DECISION 2012" POLITICAL COVERAGE OF IOWA CAUCUS AND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY

NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo to provide comprehensive coverage on air and online

Cross-platform programming includes on-the-ground reporting from an array of anchors and correspondents, live broadcasts, special reports, and an NBC network debate

NEW YORK - December 29, 2011 - The networks of NBCUniversal today announced comprehensive "Decision 2012" programming plans for events surrounding the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. Top anchors and correspondents from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo will report from these key early states as the first Americans begin to cast their votes for a Republican presidential candidate.

"Our anchors, correspondents, embed reporters, and producers are nearly everywhere -- and we're proud of that," said Mark Lukasiewicz, Senior Vice President of NBC News Specials and the head of "Decision 2012" coverage. "Their wide-ranging work fuels NBC's coverage both on air and online, delivering an unprecedented view of the complicated political landscape so that American voters can make their choices armed with information."

Online, NBCPolitics.com will be the main hub for political news and information, including breaking stories, in-depth analysis, exclusive videos, and interactive tools. The resources of NBC Politics can also be found on social media at: @NBCNews @NBCPolitics @Decision2012 and individual show and correspondent accounts. More on NBC Politics HERE.

IOWA "DECISION 2012" PROGRAMMING

NBC NEWS

* "Meet the Press with David Gregory" (9:00am ET) will broadcast from Des Moines on Sunday, January 1, 2012.

* "Today" (7:00am - 10:00am ET) will feature coverage from correspondents on the ground through Wednesday, January 4. Savannah Guthrie will report from Des Moines Tuesday, January 3 - Wednesday, January 4.

* "NBC Nightly News" (6:30pm ET) will feature coverage from correspondents on the ground leading up the caucus on Tuesday, January 3.

* Brian Williams will anchor NBC News Special Reports from New York to announce caucus results on Tuesday, January 3.

* Tom Brokaw, David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Peter Alexander, Ron Mott, Kelly O'Donnell, and campaign embeds Carrie Dann, Garrett Haake, Alex Moe, Jamie Novogrod, Andrew Rafferty, and Anthony Terrell will report from Iowa for the platforms of NBC News.

MSNBC

* MSNBC will provide comprehensive on-the-ground coverage beginning Thursday, December 29 and continuing through Wednesday, January 4.

* Chris Matthews will anchor "Hardball" (5:00pm and 7:00pm ET) from Des Moines starting Thursday, December 29 and continuing through Tuesday, January 3,

* Chuck Todd will anchor "The Daily Rundown" (9:00am ET) from Des Moines starting on Friday, December 30 and continuing through Tuesday, January 3.

* Andrea Mitchell will anchor "Andrea Mitchell Reports" (1:00pm ET) from Des Moines beginning on Friday, December 30 and continuing through Tuesday, January 3.

* Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will broadcast "Morning Joe" (6:00am - 9am ET) live from Java Joe's in Des Moines starting Monday, January 2 through Wednesday, January 4. "Way Too Early" (5:30am - 6:00am ET) will also be live on location from Java Joe's.

* NBC News and MSNBC hosts, correspondents and political analysts in Iowa will contribute to other hours of MSNBC programming, including weekend coverage.

* On Tuesday, January 3, Rachel Maddow anchors MSNBC's Iowa caucus result coverage with Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Rev. Al Sharpton until midnight ET. Chris Hayes will anchor from midnight - 1:00am.

CNBC

* John Harwood will report live from Iowa for CNBC's Business Day programming on Tuesday, January 3.

TELEMUNDO

* Cristina Londono will report for "Noticiero Telemundo" from Des Moines Monday, January 2 - Tuesday, January 3.

THEGRIO.COM

* Political Editor Perry Bacon, Jr. will report for theGrio.com and MSNBC from Iowa.

NEW HAMPSHIRE "DECISION 2012" PROGRAMMING

NBC NEWS

* The NBC News Facebook Debate on "Meet the Press," in partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader, will take place from 9:00am - 10:30am ET on Sunday, January 8 in Concord. The debate, moderated by David Gregory, will air live in its entirety in New Hampshire on NBC station WHDH, throughout New England on NECN, and nationally on MSNBC, and will stream live on Facebook.com and NBCPolitics.com as part of a unique user experience. The first 60 minutes will air nationally on the NBC network in the "Meet the Press" time slot, with the final 30 minutes offered as optional to affiliates.

* "Today" (7:00am - 10:00am ET) will feature coverage from correspondents on the ground through Wednesday, January 11. Savannah Guthrie will report from Manchester Monday, January 9 - Wednesday, January 11.

* "NBC Nightly News" (6:30pm ET) will feature coverage from correspondents on the ground leading up to the primary on Tuesday, January 10.

* Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" (6:30pm ET) from Manchester on Tuesday, January 10, as well as NBC News Special Reports to announce primary results.

* David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Peter Alexander, Ron Mott, Ron Allen, and campaign embeds Carrie Dann, Garrett Haake, Jo Ling Kent, Alex Moe, Jamie Novogrod, Andrew Rafferty, and Anthony Terrell will report from New Hampshire for the platforms of NBC News.

MSNBC

* MSNBC will provide comprehensive live coverage from New Hampshire beginning on Wednesday, January 4 and continuing through Wednesday, January 11.

* Chris Matthews will anchor "Hardball" (5:00pm and 7:00pm ET) from Manchester beginning Wednesday Jan. 4 through Tuesday, Jan. 10.

* Chuck Todd will anchor "The Daily Rundown" (9:00am ET) from Manchester starting Wednesday, January 4 and continuing through Wednesday, January 11.

* Andrea Mitchell will anchor "Andrea Mitchell Reports" (1:00pm ET) in Manchester kicking off on Wednesday, January 4 and continuing through Wednesday, January 11.

* Rachel Maddow will anchor "The Rachel Maddow Show" (9:00pm ET) from New Hampshire on Friday, January 6.

* Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will broadcast "Morning Joe" (6:00am - 9:00am) live from Manchester Monday, January 9 through Wednesday, January 11. "Way Too Early" (5:30am - 6:00am ET) will also be live on location.

* NBC News and MSNBC hosts, correspondents and political analysts in New Hampshire will contribute to other hours of MSNBC programming, including weekend coverage.

* On Tuesday, January 10, Rachel Maddow anchors MSNBC's New Hampshire primary result coverage with Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Rev. Al Sharpton starting at 6 p.m. ET.

CNBC

* John Harwood & Larry Kudlow will report live from New Hampshire for CNBC's "Squawk Box" (6:00am - 9:00am ET) on Wednesday, January 4.

* Larry Kudlow will anchor "The Kudlow Report" (7:00pm - 8:00pm ET) live from New Hampshire on Tuesday, January 3.

* John Harwood will report live from New Hampshire from Wednesday, January 4 through Wednesday, January 11 for the network's Business Day programming.

TELEMUNDO

* Angie Sandoval will report for "Noticiero Telemundo" on Monday, January 9.

* Jos� D�az-Balart will anchor "Noticiero Telemundo" from Manchester on Tuesday, January 10.

THEGRIO.COM

* Political Editor Perry Bacon, Jr. will report for theGrio.com and MSNBC from New Hampshire.





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