NBC is a major broadcast network with a mainstream morning show, variety and talk programing during the day, straight news program in the early evening, and a wide range of primetime offerings.
Major Event Broadcasts
NBC airs extensive coverage of all major political and newsworthy events, including primary debates, general election debates, Presidential speeches, press conferences, and election night coverage.
The amount of time NBC spends covering any major event depends on how important it is. For example, a general election debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees will get brief coverage before and after the event while a hastily announced Presidential press conference may only receive minimal coverage outside of the event itself.
When there is a major debate, NBC will bring together a team of journalists and political pundits to discuss what they think will happen during the debate and then bring them back on the air to discuss how they felt the debate went at the conclusion of the event.
NBC also hosts exclusive primetime townhalls with major political candidates and other top personalities.
Election night coverage is hosted by lead anchors Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie with help from Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, and others offering commentary and updates throughout the evening.
The Today Show is NBC's premiere morning show. The show, hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, and Craig Melvin, among others, spends two hours each morning discussing major news of the day along with more lighthearted segments. The hosts interview major players in the political and entertainment world. The Today Show also has spinoffs called Early Today and Today 3rd Hour that air before and after the main show.
NBC's flagship news program is NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. It is a straight news program that discusses the major stories happening on a given day in the United States and throughout the world.
Sunday Morning Broadcasting
NBC's Sunday Morning political affairs program is Meet the Press With Chuck Todd. The hour long program is split between interviews with major political players in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country and panel discussions with political pundits representing a broad spectrum of the political landscape.