12:22 PM, Sep 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama.
The headline of the press release reads:
NBC News Launches “Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law,” a Multi-Screen Experience to Help Americans Get the Most Out of the Affordable Care Act
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Answers Most Pressing Questions Across Social and Via New Video Series #AskDrNancy
Interactive Tools and Resources Help Audience Navigate New Healthcare Benefits and Marketplaces
The NBC release says it will help explain how to enroll in Obamacare, a service no doubt to President Obama who has himself been barnstorming the country to try to boost enrollment in the program.
"The Affordable Care Act goes into effect on October 1st, but what does this mean for you and your family? During the week of September 30th, NBC News will devote special coverage across all of its platforms to 'Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law,' an extensive series aimed at explaining the complexities of the ACA and its impact on consumers. Coverage will span multiple screens – on air, across digital and through social media, and also provide users with interactive tools and resources, available on NBCNews.com/Healthcare, to help shed light on what the healthcare act means for them and explain how to enroll," reads the release.
“Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law” kicks off on Monday, September 30th with results from a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, conducted in conjunction with NBC News, that details public opinion and awareness about the ACA. That evening, “NBC Nightly News” will air an interview between NBC News’ Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Throughout the week, Dr. Snyderman will invite the public to submit questions about what the laws mean for them using the hashtag #AskDrNancy. Through a series of short videos aimed at social and digital audiences, Dr. Snyderman will respond to many of these questions directly. The videos will be available at NBCNews.com/Healthcare.
“Doctors, nurses, employers and patients all have a stake in how the Affordable Care Act will play out,” said Dr. Snyderman. “The sweeping federal law is confusing. We will clarify parts of the law, explain how states differ and tackle many of the challenges associated with it. We are committed to answering questions and serving as a guide as this legislation is implemented.”
“Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law” will also provide extensive coverage on the process of enrolling in health insurance marketplaces. The interactive tools, available on NBCNews.com/Healthcare onOctober 1st, will explain what these marketplaces are, where to find them, and how to evaluate the options and calculate costs.
Additional reports will air throughout the week on “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” and NBCNews.com, exploring the many facets of the ACA and its impact on the public. Coverage will include the opening of health insurance exchanges, how well the Obama Administration is getting the message across and the stakes if the marketing push succeeds or fails. Other topics include efforts to reach out to the young and healthy, primary care physician shortages, the impact on prospective entrepreneurs, changes expected at the ER, and more.
Viewers and readers are encouraged to participate with questions on social platforms using the hashtag #AskDrNancy.
10:20 AM, Sep 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In an unaired portion of an interview with NBC correspondent Ann Curry, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani did not refute his predecessor's claim that the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany was a "myth."
"President [Mahmoud] Ahmadeinejad said that the Holocaust is a myth," said Curry, wearing a head scarf. "Do you agree?"
1:43 PM, Sep 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC's Ann Curry donned a head scarf to interview Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, according to a picture released by the Iranian leader:
9:23 AM, Aug 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Republican National Committee says it's putting its money where its mouth is by running paid ads against CNN and NBC over the networks' plans to run a documentary (CNN) and mini-series (NBC) on Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the RNC says.
"The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately."
8:50 PM, Aug 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama tells comedian Jay Leno that "We don’t have a domestic spying program." He made the comment during a taping of Leno's TV show.
10:14 AM, Jul 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC's Chuck Todd said this morning that "the White House doesn't see a path" to passing an immigration bill by the end of this year:
12:16 PM, Jan 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
On MSNBC today, two employees of NBC, Chuck Todd and Michael Isikoff, revealed that the Obama campaign group, Organizing for Action, is actively asking NBC's parent company, Comcast, for money:
4:32 PM, Jan 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The vice president stole NBC's show of the Inaugural parade when he ran over to shake weatherman Al Roker's hand:
3:57 PM, Jan 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Over thirty minutes, NBC news reported on Twitter that Hillary Clinton had left the hospital:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has left NY Presbyterian Hospital. She was admitted Sunday for treatment of a blood clot in her head.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 2, 2013
Twenty minutes later, NBC offered only this sorry retraction:
UPDATE: Early reports mistakenly saying Hillary Clinton was released from hospital have been confirmed to be untrue.
12:47 PM, Dec 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A petition on the White House's website calls for charges to be filed against David Gregory for breaking Washington, D.C.'s gun laws. "Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C," reads the title of the petition:
Is Hezbollah up to its old tricks again in kidnapping Western journalists?2:01 PM, Dec 19, 2012 • By LEE SMITH
NBC’s Middle East correspondent Richard Engel was released yesterday after being held for five days in Syria. When his kidnappers came to a rebel checkpoint, they were engaged in a firefight with a Free Syrian Army unit that allowed Engel and his colleagues to go free. NBC’s statement said he was taken by an “unknown group,” but Engel himself said he has a “very good idea” that the kidnappers are members of the shabbiha.
10:59 PM, Dec 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Susan Rice went on NBC this evening to explain why she told President Barack Obama that she no longer wants to be considered for the secretary of the state job.
Rice came under fire for providing bad information to the American people about what happened when terrorists attacked American officials on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. The fire never let up.
11:25 AM, Apr 28, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Cable television talking head Lawrence O’Donnell, of MSNBC, went on a gutsy tirade last night, blasting his employer's parent company for creating "a monster."