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Pres. Obama Calls on ‘Big Cheese’ Chuck Todd First, In Todd’s Last Briefing for NBC News

The broadcast networks broke in Thursday afternoon to carry remarks from President Obama. Lester Holt anchored for NBC, Amy Robach for ABC and Maurice DuBois anchored on CBS as Pres. Obama delivered a statement on the U.S. economy, the continued ISIS threat in Iraq and Syria and the crisis in Ukraine. Show More Summary

Liberal Senator Who Left the GOP Hailed By NBC As 'A Giant of Vermont'

When conservative Sen. Jesse Helms died in 2008, Brent Bozell wrote about how NBC substitute anchor Lester Holt could only talk about what he opposed: "He staked out firm positions against everything from communism and foreign aid to civil rights and modern art." NBC reporter Martin Savidge called Helms an "ultra-rightist." But when Sen. Show More Summary

The Story Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Matt Lauer has done it, so has Shepard Smith and Rachel Maddow. NBC’s Dylan Dryer did it late last week, then on Saturday challenged her “Today” colleagues Erika Hill, Lester Holt and Jenna Wolfe. They accepted. So where did the ice bucket challenge start? “CBS This Morning” had the back-story this morning. Show More Summary

Cross One Off Lester Holt’s Bucket List: Jamming With ‘The Roots’

Last night, Lester Holt got out of the anchor chair to live out a longtime musical fantasy. The “Today” and “Nightly News” weekend anchor, who has performed with his base guitar everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to NBC’s...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Tries To Be Best Friends With Keith Morrison Of 'Dateline'

Seth Meyers is taking another shot at becoming best friends with a cable news guy. While his first attempt with NBC's Lester Holt didn't go so well, Meyers tried again on Wednesday night with NBC's "Dateline" correspondent Keith Morrison. Let's...Show More Summary

Boston's Holt Scores Twice in 2-1 Win Over Twins

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Brock Holt scored both Boston runs, Jon Lester weathered a shaky start and pitched six-plus strong innings as the Red Sox held off the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Must-See Late Night Clip: Brian Williams Raps ‘Baby Got Back’ on Fallon

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

The last time Jimmy Fallon made NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams "rap" a classic hip hop song, he got a special assist from Lester Holt. But when Fallon premiered Williams' version of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" last night, it was the Today show's Kathie Lee Gifford who had the killer cameo.

Red Sox Win 7th Straight, Beat Rays 4-0

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Jon Lester pitched seven shutout innings and Brock Holt drove in two runs with one of his four doubles to lift the Boston Red Sox to their seventh straight win, completing a three-game sweep over the reeling Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-0 victory on Sunday.

Cable Coverage of Canonization Ceremony

The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC’s Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which was simulcast on MSNBC, starting at 4amET. Show More Summary

Seth Meyers, Lester Holt Try To Be Best Friends (And Fail)

Seth Meyers decided to make more of an effort to befriend some of the other hosts on NBC Thursday night in a segment he called "Forced Friendship." The "Late Night" host said that NBC encourages its hosts to "get along and be friends."...Show More Summary

Lester Holt keeps a straight face on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Now that Seth Meyers is settling in as the host of "Late Night," the powers that be at NBC have decided it’s time for him to branch out and get to know the rest of the family. With that in mind, on Thursday "Late Night" paired Meyers...Show More Summary

Must-See Late Night Clip: NBC Forces Seth Meyers and Lester Holt to Be Friends

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

If Jimmy Fallon has Brian Williams as his NBC partner in crime, then perhaps Seth Meyers can have Lester Holt. As Meyers said on Late Night last night, NBC sent him and Holt out around New York City to see if they could survive a "forced friendship."

Watch Brian Williams rap 'Gin and Juice' on 'Tonight', says he worries about Lester Holt's 'flow'

NBC newsman Brian Williams "performed" another rap for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." The call this time is Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," watch above, it's just as delightful as "Rapper's Delight" from back in February.Fallon reveals that the creator of these masterpieces is John McDonald from the "Tonight Show" staff. Show More Summary

NBC’s Today Touts Michelle Obama’s Interview With High School Student

We know that NBC loves to lob softball questions at First Lady Michelle Obama when interviewing her, and apparently they also enjoy it when others do the same. On Saturday’s Today show, co-anchor Lester Holt brought on Nene Sy, a high...Show More Summary

Ronan Farrow and Lester Holt Break Out Video Games to Investigate Malaysian Plane

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

With the search for a missing Malaysian passenger airliner heading into its 10th day, MSNBC anchor Ronan Farrow and NBC News reporter Lester Holt utilized a new tool in the effort to understand what may have led to that plane’s disappearance: video games.

Lester Holt, Robin Sproul and Bill Plante Accept RTDNF First Amendment Awards

NBC’s Lester Holt, ABC’s Robin Sproul and CBS’ Bill Plante accepted their First Amendment Awards from the RTDNF last night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. In his speech accepting the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award,...Show More Summary

Fallon fun

Jimmy Fallon scored another hit from "The Tonight Show" with a music video showing NBC News' Brian Williams and Lester Holt rapping the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight."Holt, a former Chicago news anchor, and Williams didn't perform the rap live, but Fallon's team did an amazing job taking snippets from news reports to make the video. Show More Summary

Pure Comedy: Brian Williams And Lester Holt Cover Sugar Hill Gang Classic “Rapper’s Delight” [Video]

This has to be the best thing we’ve watched all day. It’s Jimmy Fallon’s first week hosting “The Tonight Show” and he’s already knocked it out of the ballpark. Monday he shared a dance video he made with Will Smith

NBC's Brian Williams and Lester Holt Cover "Rapper's Delight," Flow On Point

The most remarkable thing about this piece of Internet glory is how well-timed all of the cuts are...

Must Watch: Brian Williams Does 'Rapper's Delight'

On Wednesday, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon's audience was treated to a mashup of NBC News' Brian Williams and Lester Holt performing the old-school hip-hop track, “Rapper's Delight,” originally performed by the Sugarhill gang in 1979. Kudos to whoever edited this masterpiece.

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