NBC News' Brian Williams to Moderate Debate, Joined by Tim Russert
YORK – January 22, 2008 – "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will
moderate a debate among the Republican presidential candidates Thursday,
Jan. 24, 9-10:30 p.m. ET, live on MSNBC from Florida Atlantic University
in Boca Raton, Fla. Tim Russert, moderator of "Meet the Press" and NBC
News Washington Bureau Chief, will join Williams in questioning the candidates.
Chris Matthews will anchor post-debate analysis on MSNBC, 10:30 p.m.-12
Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain, Rep.
Ron Paul, and former Gov. Mitt Romney will participate. This will be the
only Florida Republican presidential candidates debate held in 2008, coming
just five days before Florida's crucial January 29 primary. The debate
is sponsored by Decision 2008: Before You Vote, a partnership of Leadership
Florida, the Florida Press Association and the Florida Public Broadcasting
pre-debate coverage will include "Hardball with Chris Matthews" live from
Boca Raton at 5 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, "Tucker" at 6 p.m. ET, and "Countdown
with Keith Olbermann" at 8 p.m. ET. Immediately following the debate, Matthews
will anchor post-debate coverage, 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m. ET.
stations WPTV-West Palm, WESH-Orlando, WBBH-Ft. Myers, and WTLV-Jacksonville
will carry the debate live, along with most Florida Public Broadcasting
stations. The debate will also be streamed live at msnbc.com.
usage guidelines, please visit debatepolicy.msnbc.com.
Griffin is the Senior Vice President, NBC News and executive in charge
of MSNBC. Phil Alongi is Executive Producer, NBC News Specials. Chuck Todd
is Political Director, NBC News; Cliff Kappler is Senior Producer, NBC
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