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NBC News to Launch Free Webcasts

NBC Universal has announced that NBC will become the first U.S. broadcast TV network to offer a daily webcast of its flagship news program, "NBC Nightly News." Beginning next Monday, the half-hour program hosted by anchor Brian Williams will be offered for free at at 7 p.m. Pacific time, after it has been broadcast on-air throughout the country. "This is the next logical step for 'Nightly' and NBC News," said NBC News acting president Steve Capus.

"As the leader on the broadcast side, and with our partnership in the leading online news and information site,, it couldn't be a better fit." "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams added, "Many of our viewers tell me they often miss the broadcast because they're not home in time or tending to their busy lives and families. This new service reflects the fact that the pace of our lives has changed."

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