NBC snares Sen. Craig for primetime


NBC is reworking its Tuesday primetime schedule tomorrow to air the first network television interview of embattled Senator Larry Craig (R-ID). NBC News’ Matt Lauer secured the exclusive and will interview Craig for the first time on network TV since he pled guilty following an arrest after controversial events in a Minnesota men’s room this past summer. In September, Craig announced his intent to resign as Senator, but has now shelved his resignation and embarked on a legal war maintaining his innocence. Lauer will also interview the Senator’s wife, Suzanne Craig, who will be speaking publicly for the first time about the incident and the events that followed.

The special one-hour edition of "Matt Lauer Reports" will air on Tuesday, October 16th at 8:00 pm ET, preempting "The Spelling Bee" and reducing the scheduled 90 minutes of "The biggest Loser" to one hour. Additional coverage of the Lauer/Craig interview will be broadcast on "Today" on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 am ET. Coverage will also appear on MSNBC, and will be included online on MSNBC.com.

David Corvo is the executive producer of "Matt Lauer Reports," and Jim Bell is the executive producer of "Today."