NBC Nightly News

“NBC Nightly News” is the flagship news program for NBC News. It is broadcast from Studio 3B in Rockefeller Center in New York City. The current anchor of the program is Brian Williams.

March 24, 2015

‘Isi Sh*t List’? No, it says ‘Isis Hit List’

This OTS could have gone really bad, really fast if someone hadn’t paid attention to spacing.

March 19, 2015

NBC sends drone up to cover cyclone damage

NBC News has taken a big step in the use of drones as newsgathering tools — using one to cover the cyclone damage in Vanuatu. The network previously used a drone to capture images of a frozen Niagara Falls for “NBC Nightly News,” but this latest application is arguably much more “news-y” than what was […]

March 4, 2015

‘Nightly’ gets its own weather maps

Since NBCUniversal‘s 2008 acquisition of the Weather Channel, the cable network’s maps and graphics have popped up all across the NBC family — including “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC and CNBC — but now at least one property has veered away from that practice. “Nightly News” has started using weather maps that aren’t branded with the […]

February 12, 2015

Williams scrubbed from ‘Nightly’ site

Not surprisingly, Brian Williams‘ name and photo have been removed from the “NBC Nightly News” site. Williams’ photo, which was on the left side of the main page (as shown in this screen grab from Feb. 10 via the Internet Archive), is gone and his name has also disappeared from under the show’s logo. NBC News also removed […]

February 11, 2015

We found one place NBC forgot to remove Williams’ name

Although NBC News‘ graphics department made quick work of removing Brian Williams‘ name from anything that would show up on air, at least one instance still appeared on the “NBC Nightly News” set Wednesday evening — on substitute anchor Lester Holt‘s mug. During the first block, when Holt and NBC News Political Director and Moderator […]

February 11, 2015

Williams’ name scraped from ‘Nightly’ social profiles

In addition to removing Brian Williams‘ name from the “NBC Nightly News” opening sequence, NBC News has also removed his name from the graphics used on its social media profiles on at least three major services. NBC swapped out the large graphic that runs across the show’s Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages with a new world map […]

February 11, 2015

‘Nightly News’ removes Williams’ name from open

For its first broadcast sans Brian Williams, the “NBC Nightly News” open now forgoes using an anchor’s name completely. The newscast, which is being helmed by Lester Holt during Williams’ planned six month suspension, also lost actor Michael Douglas as its voiceover. The animated open now simply reads “NBC Nightly News” while the announcer says “From […]

February 11, 2015

CNN puts same correspondent in two different boxes

Amid its breathless, seemingly nonstop coverage of the scandal embroiling “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, CNN managed to gives its own media correspondent double billing of sorts by placing him twice in the same five-box. CNN anchor Don Lemon was interviewing a panel on the news that NBC News had suspended Williams and reports […]

February 11, 2015

Letterman pokes fun at Brian Williams with Top 10 list

David Letterman, whose late night talk show interview has become one of the pivotal video clips in the case against “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams, took the opportunity to get a laugh out of the situation on last night’s episode. He presented one of his famous “Top 10 Lists” entitled: “Things Brian Williams Said That […]

February 5, 2015

Twitter gets creative with Brian Williams hashtag

Twitter users, with a little help from Photoshop, have been having a field day with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams recanting a story about being in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq. The hashtag #BrianWilliamsMisremembers has been trending on Twitter for the better part of the last day and some folks are getting […]