NBC News will provide special network primetime coverage of the first 2012 presidential debate from 9:00pm-11:00pm ET/6:00pm-8:00pm PT on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The debate will be held at the University of Denver in Denver, CO.
“NBC Nightly News” and “Rock Center” anchor and managing editor Brian Williams will anchor from New York, joined by “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory and “TODAY” co-host Savannah Guthrie; political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd and veteran journalist Tom Brokaw, who has covered every presidential election since 1968, will report from Denver; and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell will lead the “Truth Squad” fact-check team from Denver.
As part of Wednesday’s special coverage, Brian Williams will conduct the first post-debate interviews with two top campaign figures: David Axelrod, senior political strategist for President Obama’s re-election campaign, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), a leading supporter for Governor Romney.
Digital and Social Integration:
* NBC News will use Mass Relevance technology to integrate social media on air during network analysis of the event. Viewers can be a part of the experience on Twitter by using the hashtag #NBCPolitics.
* The site’s political destination, NBCPolitics.com, will live stream the debate and provide the latest news and analysis from the First Read blog, and social media updates from NBC’s political team. The debate live stream and reporting will also be available through the NBCPolitics app..