NBC News Exclusive: Matt Lauer Talks to Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly

Lauer Will Also Sit Down with the Doctors Who Treated Brantly at Emory University Hospital Portions of Brantly’s First-Ever Interview Will Air Tonight on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Tomorrow on TODAY with Lauer Reporting Live from Emory The Full Report Will Air in an NBC News Primetime Special Friday, September 5

NEW YORK – September 2, 2014  In an NBC News exclusive, Matt Lauer will sit down with Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working with relief organization Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. Portions of Brantly’s first-ever interview will air tonight on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and tomorrow on NBC’s TODAY with Lauer reporting live from Emory University Hospital.

Lauer will sit down with the doctors who treated Brantly at Emory, and he will talk to Brantly’s wife Amber, who also lived with her husband and children in Liberia.  NBC News cameras will have exclusive access to the isolation room where Brantly was treated.

The full story, as well as additional reporting and coverage will air in an hour-long NBC News Primetime Special Friday, September 5.

The portions of the interview airing on Nightly News and TODAY will be available on NBCNews.com after they air.


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