NBC News and MSNBC to Broadcast Special All-Day Coverage for Trump's Address to Congress
NBC News and MSNBC together will deliver special coverage of President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28. Starting the all-day special coverage, Matt Lauer will sit down exclusively with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and co-host "TODAY on the Hill" live from Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning. "TODAY" will also have a first-of-its kind live tour of the Capitol, including places few have seen.
Lester Holt will anchor NBC News' live primetime coverage from Washington, D.C. beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT across the NBC television network. Holt will be joined on set by "Meet the Press" moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC NEWS SPECIAL correspondent Tom Brokaw. NBC News analyst Nicolle Wallace will also contribute to the special coverage. Additionally, Holt will anchor "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" from Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night.
NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, NBC News White House correspondents Kristen Welker and Hallie Jackson, NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander, as well as NBC News Capitol Hill correspondents Kasie Hunt and Kelly O'Donnell will all contribute reporting on both NBC and MSNBC.
On MSNBC, coverage kicks off with "Morning Joe" live from Washington, D.C. from 6 - 9 a.m. ET. Rachel Maddow, BrIan Williams, and Chris Matthews lead MSNBC's prime time coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET, anchored from MSNBC World Headquarters in New York. Nicolle Wallace, Steve Schmidt, and EuGene Robinson will join the panel, and the team will continue live programming immediately after President Trump's address.
NBC and MSNBC will also broadcast the Democratic Party response immediately following President Trump's address.
Beginning at 9 p.m. ET, special coverage will stream live on NBCNews.com/TrumpAddress, NBC News apps, YouTube, and OTT platforms. NBC News Digital reporters will fact-check President Trump's speech, provide full coverage on the website and also continue its #DearMrPresident series by asking users to share what they want to hear from the president on Tuesday night during his joint address to Congress. Responses will be curated on nbcnews.com/dearmrpresident.