MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported that NBC News was not making its executives available to conduct interviews with MSNBC on the suspension of “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday.
During her coverage of Williams’ suspension, Maddow said “here’s the awkward part for us…So, we are MSNBC. The NBC in that means that we operate under the NBC umbrella, and there’s a good reason why you see so many faces from NBC News on our air, it’s because we really are working partners with them, we are working partners, we’re a partner organization with them within the news division. But, tonight, even as we are reporting on this breaking news, about the news division of which we are a part, no, NBC News will not make anyone available to discuss this story with us on the air. Now, that may change in days ahead. You’d think that if they’re going to talk to anybody about this, we might reasonably get a leg up on getting interviews with any NBC News executives to explain this decision, if only because we’re right down the hall. But so far, no one. Again, I hope in days to come that that might change, but as of yet, we are not talking to NBC News executives about this yet.”
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