September 16, 2008

Today, msnbc.com launched “Turning Points with Tom Brokaw,” an original eight-part web series featuring historic elections that changed America.  Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent and interim moderator of “Meet the Press,” recaps these pivotal events and provides perspective on the political triumphs and defeats.  Each Tuesday, leading up to this year’s presidential election on November 4, msnbc.com will introduce a new installment of the series with exclusive video selected from NBC News’ archives along with historical essays and multimedia features.

In the first installment of “Turning Points,” available at www.turningpoints.msnbc.com, Brokaw recaps one of the biggest upsets in American politics - Harry S. Truman's victory over Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.  Consumers can watch video of Truman and Dewey at the 1948 Democratic and Republican conventions, respectively, as well as read essays and review political cartoons that were published in national newspapers in the run-up to election day.

The upcoming “Turning Points” series’ highlight the presidential races of 1960, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1992, and 2000.  Consumers are encouraged to share their photos and videos from past presidential elections at www.firstperson.msnbc.com

Msnbc.com has quickly become the web's premiere destination for the best political news, analysis and video.  Msnbc.com’s extensive political coverage, including the Democratic and Republican conventions, has led the site to record performance. During the convention period, traffic to politics.msnbc.com surged to more than 136 million page views.  "Turning Points" is the latest offering of original election-related content from msnbc.com that gives consumers the compelling and relevant stories that they want.  

About msnbc.com
Msnbc.com delivers a fuller spectrum of news.  Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft’s advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on the consumer’s platform of choice.  Based in Redmond, WA, msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and NBC Universal (NYSE:GE).

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