October 10, 2006

Starting this week, MSNBC.com will offer "Real to Reel," a weekly feature on "The Daily Nightly," giving viewers a glimpse into NBC News' coverage of historic news events. Each week, viewers will get an in-depth look at a different historic event, how NBC covered it (with video straight from the broadcast when available) and a brief explanation from producers or correspondents who were present at the event on their experience covering the event, how it affected them as journalists, and what significance it may have to the world today. The inaugural post profiles the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in October 1985 and can be seen at http://dailynightly.msnbc.com/2006/10/real_to_reel_th.html.

"The Daily Nightly" ( www.dailynightly.msnbc.com), the first network news blog provides a narrative of the broadcast day and a window into the editorial process at "NBC Nightly News." Launched on May 31, 2005, "The Daily Nightly" features daily postings from Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor of "NBC Nightly News" and frequent contributions from Campbell Brown, David Gregory, John Seigenthaler and other NBC News correspondents and producers. With well over 1,000 posts since launch, the blog has a loyal following and generates nearly 500,000 pageviews per month.

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