via press release:
NBC NEWS ANNOUNCES NAME OF NEW PRIMETIME NEWSMAGAZINE
“Rock Center with Brian Williams” to Premiere this Season
September 12, 2011 – New York, NY – NBC News highly anticipated new primetime newsmagazine hour has been named. “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will premiere this season, in primetime. The weekly, hour-long live broadcast, led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor and managing editor Brian Williams, will feature Harry Smith, Kate Snow and other award-winning correspondents and anchors of NBC News. The announcement was made today by Steve Capus, President of NBC News.
“NBC News’ pursuit of journalistic excellence begins everyday inside the hallways of our Rock Center headquarters,” said Capus. “Like the iconic building itself, ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’ is positioned to become a go-to destination; a weekly stop for viewers looking for a lively, informative and thought-provoking newsmagazine.”
“Hopefully our journalism will speak louder than any name,” said Williams. “If it doesn’t, perhaps people will tune in to ‘Rock Center’ hoping to see Tina Fey.”
Drawing on the unparalleled strength of America’s premier news organization, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will be built around the week’s biggest and most interesting events, meaningful and in-depth stories, and timely newsmaker interviews. In addition to the innovative primetime television program, there will be groundbreaking, constantly evolving digital editions of “Rock Center with Brian Williams” that will be available online at RockCenterNBC.com and via the show’s iPad app.
David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Rome Hartman is the executive producer. “Rock Center with Brian Williams” can be found at RockCenterNBC.com, on facebook.com/rockcenterNBC and @rockcenterNBC.