October 1, 2001 |
Everywhere you looked on NBC News last week, you saw Moscow correspondent Dana Lewis, traveling with Afghan rebels. While Lewis held forth on "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw," MSNBC, the morning "Today" show and an online MSNBC.com diary, MSNBC anchor Ashleigh Banfield popped up from Pakistan on CNBC. Hoda Kotbe, normally a correspondent on NBC's newsmagazine "Dateline," anchored MSNBC, as did Maurice DuBois, a reporter from NBC's local New York station.
May 10, 2000 |
A motel handyman who confessed to a string of murders at Yosemite and who, said one woman, "couldn't get an erection." A 22-year-old Connecticut student who claimed she was raped while staying with a family in Japan. A teenager charged after his 15-year-old girlfriend shot herself in the head as part of a suicide pact. Some cheesy tabloid television show? Not quite.
January 7, 2000
In their second debate in as many days, the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination take their show to South Carolina tonight. MSNBC will broadcast the debate live from 5-6 p.m. PST and on its Web site, http://www.msnbc.com. It is the fifth debate for conservative activist Gary Bauer, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, publisher Steve Forbes, Utah Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, former diplomat Alan Keyes and Arizona Sen. John McCain. The West Columbia, S.C.
April 15, 1999
Microsoft Corp. and MSNBC have sued three Los Angeles County residents for allegedly registering Internet domain names similar to theirs, potentially leading computer users to pornographic sites. Microsoft and MSNBC, a joint venture of Microsoft and General Electric Co.'s NBC network, claim the defendants purposely registered names such as "misrosoft.com" and "mnsbc.com" to confuse people searching for Microsoft.com and MSNBC.com, according to the federal suit filed in Los Angeles.
May 29, 1998 |
Spend a few minutes with Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of MSNBC's "The News With Brian Williams," anchor of the Saturday edition of "NBC Nightly News" and chief substitute anchor for Tom Brokaw, and he will make one thing plain. He's not waiting to be the heir to anything right now, except, perhaps, more viewers and validation of the 24-hour news network he represents. "I don't count on anything," says Williams on a recent afternoon at MSNBC headquarters in Secaucus.
July 19, 1996 |
Thursday was the day that camera crews camped en masse outside the Garden Grove home of Ralph Kevorkian, a TWA pilot said to have been in the cockpit of doomed Flight 800. "The drapes are drawn," reported Jason Carroll of KCBS-TV, solemn either because of the occasion or because Kevorkian's wife could not be found and no one else was available to assault. Stations later told of more Southland residents being aboard the doomed flight. Quick, men, to their houses!
July 18, 1996 |
Tackling its first major breaking story, the explosion of a TWA jetliner, the 3-day-old MSNBC cable TV channel offered coverage similar to that of veteran Cable News Network. But at times, MSNBC's seams showed. MSNBC began reporting the story at 9:37 p.m. EDT during its regularly scheduled "The News With Brian Williams." The hourlong newscast was extended past 1 a.m. today with Williams remaining in the anchor chair. About 9:45 p.m.
July 17, 1996 |
It's Day Three of cable's MSNBC--the flashy new hybrid of NBC News and Microsoft Corp.--and behold the titans! Bigger even than Bill. Yes, MSNBC did get that trouper, President Clinton, to sit down with Tom Brokaw, cozy close-up to close-up, for its Monday debut. And there was something symbolic here, for starring that night on MSNBC's competitor, CNN, was Clinton's own opponent, GOP presumptive presidential candidate Bob Dole, schmoozing it up with Larry King.