Holt Anchors a Special Edition of NBC Nightly News and Joins TODAY on Monday, Aug. 19

August 18, 2019 – NBC News’ Lester Holt reports from inside Tehran, Iran on Monday, August 19 for a special edition of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT. He will also join TODAY that morning from the ground.

During a critical moment for the world, Holt gets a rare look inside the country and sits down with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, his first interview with a United States news outlet since the U.S. imposed sanctions on him. Holt will also speak with those directly impacted by the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions, including  Iranian families and emerging tech entrepreneurs, among others. Additionally, he will report from the ground on the escalating tensions since the United States pulled out of the nuclear deal. 

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt is the most-watched evening newscast in America among the key news demo, and reaches over 24 million people every week through its broadcast and millions more through NBCNews.com, the Nightly News app, The Nightly newsletter and social media platforms. The broadcast provides the latest on the day’s top stories, going beyond the headlines to uncover how people’s lives are affected by the world around them. Lester Holt is the anchor, and was named the most-trusted television news personality in America, according to The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult 2018 survey.  Jennifer Suozzo is the executive producer.


Dominique Cuce
NBC News

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