NBC News & MSNBC to Air Special Coverage of Historic Solar Eclipse, 8/21
NBC News will broadcast special coverage of the total solar eclipse, kicking off on TODAY with Al Roker reporting live from the deck of the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C., the last U.S. city in the eclipse's path of totality on Monday, August 21. Lester Holt will anchor an NBC NEWS SPECIAL Report in the 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. E.T. hours from New York joined by meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, who will be following the path of the eclipse, and NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres, who will be reporting on the latest safety factors associated with the eclipse.As the eclipse sweeps over the nation, NBC News and MSNBC will feature correspondents on the ground in key locations: Tom Costello will join Roker in Charleston, S.C., Kerry Sanders and Jacob Soboroff will be stationed in Madras, Ore., Mariana Atencio will be on the ground in Carbondale, Ill., and Gadi Schwartz will report from Casper, Wyo. for NBC News' Snapchat show "Stay Tuned." Coverage will continue that evening on "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt." NBC News will also feature the latest on the eclipse across its digital and social platforms, including original reporting and video, interactive maps and timelines, as well as an eclipse livestream. NBC News' MACH, the digital vertical covering science, technology and innovation, will also cover the event with special reports and original video.