NBC News and MSNBC to Provide Special Coverage of Events Honoring Senator John McCain
NBC News and MSNBC will provide special coverage of the Washington D.C. funeral events for Sen. John McCain beginning Friday, August 31. NBC News senior national correspondent Kate Snow will anchor NBC News' coverage of Friday's ceremony when Sen. McCain's body arrives to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
NBC News and MSNBC correspondents Kelly O'Donnell, Kasie Hunt, and Garrett Haake will join coverage from the ground in Washington D.C.
Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director, leads the network's coverage of the Saturday, September 1 memorial service from the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. Coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET.
Lester Holt will anchor a special edition of NBC Nightly News on Saturday, September 1,O'Donnell will join to report on the day's events.
On MSNBC, Chris Matthews anchors coverage of the service starting at 8:30 a.m. ET, joined by NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson.
On Saturday, Mitchell will report for both networks from Washington D.C.
NBC News and MSNBC contributors Michael Beschloss, Jon Meacham, and Mike Murphy will join coverage as well on Friday and Saturday.