Steve Kornacki, Chris Matthews Stand at Center of New NBC News Podcasts

Variety | 10/18/2019 | Brian Steinberg
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After vowing to press ahead more directly into the world of podcasts, NBC News is readying the launch of three additional audio shows centered around politics.

“Article II: Inside Impeachment” will help listeners understand the impeachment process. The program, new episodes of which are slated to debut Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as people head for their evening commutes, will be hosted by national correspondent Steve Kornacki, debuts today. New episodes could also surface as news demands.

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“Into America,” the host of which has yet to be announced, will focus on the 2020 campaign. And a limited-run podcast featuring MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews,. “So , You Wanna Be President?”will look back at tough moments in various presidential campaigns that helped the candidates win, and is expected to debut in 2020.

The podcasts “connect our brands and our journalism to what is often a younger and out-of-home audience, a complement to the TV portfolio,” says Elisabeth Sami, senior vice president of business development and strategy at NBC News Group. “It’s really additive to the business that we are in today.”

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Recent NBC News podcasts include true-crime stories spun from “Dateline” and a series with MSNBC contributor Chuck Rosenberg. The new entries, says Ellen Frankman, executive producer of politics podcasts at NBC News, can help “guide listeners through this really critical...
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