Posts Tagged ‘NBC Nightly News’

September 3, 2014

‘Nightly News’ reworks set

Returning from the Labor Day holiday meant a bit of a change of scenery for “NBC Nightly News.” The broadcast debuted a revamped set and some graphical tweaks on its Tuesday evening edition. The new set appears to recycle elements from the set installed in 2011 in Studio 3B for the debut of the now […]

August 19, 2014

Venerable NBC announcer dies

Don Pardo, an announcer for NBC who is famously known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” but who also contributed to NBC News programs, died Aug. 18. Pardo, who began his voiceover career over 75 years ago in 1938, was heard by millions of Americans every Saturday night introducing the cast, guest host and […]

July 15, 2014

Al Roker gets ‘halo’ from WX map

Twitter user @SondoBill noticed that NBC’s Al Roker appeared to get “sainted” on Monday’s “NBC Nightly News” when the sun in a weather map behind Roker gave his head a glowing halo. Roker was making an appearance on “Nightly” to discuss the weather when a graphic showing severe storms across the country featuring a virtual […]

June 3, 2014

‘Nightly’ channels ‘Brady Bunch’ blue for pillar boxes

It’s a background that any pop culture nut will almost instantly recognize — the sky blue behind the smiling faces of the Brady family in the show’s iconic checkerboard-style opening — and “NBC Nightly News” gave it a nice nod on Monday’s broadcast. The show’s kicker was a tribute to Ann B. Davis, the actress who […]

March 25, 2014

‘Meet the Press’ set serves as Flight 370 reporting home base

NBC News correspondent Tom Costello has been using the “Meet the Press” set in Washington, D.C. as home base for his reporting on Flight 370 across the network’s platforms. The setup has appeared on “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC and the “Today Show,” as shown in the image above. The studio’s large rear projection screens are […]

March 20, 2014

‘Nightly’ doubles up on screens in D.C. bureau

On Wednesday’s “NBC Nightly News,” the network used a second monitor behind the newsroom flash camera position during Tom Costello’s report on the missing Malaysian Air Flight 370. For some time now, a flat screen monitor positioned to the right of the talent is often used to display individual show branding. The new monitor was […]

February 6, 2014

‘Nightly’ Sochi open includes nods to winter, Williams anchors from outdoors

“NBC Nightly News” originated its first night from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday with a revamped open and Brian Williams anchoring from outdoors. The temporary open is based on the show’s standard opening sequence, but customized with images of Olympics venues in Russia — similar to the open the broadcast used during the […]

February 5, 2014

‘Nightly’ briefly plugs new website with polished promo

After launching overnight to mostly negative reviews, the new NBCNews.com website was only briefly plugged on Wednesday’s “NBC Nightly News.” The mention came after a live report from NBC News correspondent Chris Jansing in Sochi, Russia, when substitute anchor Ann Curry mentioned: “We wanted to let you know that, with just hours to go before […]

January 22, 2014

‘Nightly’ makes use of ‘Rock Center’ area for WX segment

On Wednesday’s “NBC Nightly News,” “Today Show” cohost and forecaster Al Roker joined Brian Williams in-studio, giving viewers a glimpse of an area of the set that hasn’t gotten much use since “Rock Center” went off the air. After Williams tossed to Roker, the network took a wide shot of Roker that was impressively framed […]

January 22, 2014

Blogger digs up classic example of set design trickery

Blogger Abe Rosenberg of NewsWriting.com noticed our post about the faux “Today” kitchen used earlier this week (thanks for the link, Abe!) and made note of an interesting piece of trickery he is aware of — this one involving “NBC Nightly News” in 1977. Rosenberg points to the image above as an example, a wide shot […]