NBC News and MSNBC Air First-Ever Live TV Broadcast Of Global Citizen Festival and Primetime Concert Special

Tamron Hall Hosts NBC News Primetime Special; Chris Hayes and Alex Wagner Host MSNBC’s Comprehensive Coverage of Festival NBC News Primetime Special to Air Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET Concert Coverage Begins Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET on MSNBC and msnbc.com

NEW YORK – September 22, 2014 – NBC News and MSNBC will air the first-ever live broadcast of the Global Citizen Festival – a concert headlined by JAY Z, Alicia Keys, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiësto – which is expected to draw 60,000 people to Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday, Sept. 27. The host committee of this year’s Global Citizen Festival will be led by Hugh Jackman, other celebrities and world leaders. As the official media partners, NBC News will air a one-hour primetime special and MSNBC will carry the full concert on cable and msnbc.com.

Tamron Hall will host an NBC News primetime special that airs Saturday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET, featuring highlights from concert headliners with limited commercial interruptions. Viewers will also hear the stories of ‘Global Citizens’ – ordinary people who created extraordinary change through digital activism in the areas of vaccines, education, sanitation and water – and learn about their passion to bring an end to extreme poverty by 2030. Viewers can also tune in to “TODAY” on Friday, Sept. 26, when Carrie Underwood will make a special appearance and discuss her involvement with the Global Citizen Festival. The concert will stream live on NBCNews.com and TODAY.com.

Chris Hayes and Alex Wagner will host MSNBC’s comprehensive coverage starting at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 27, live from Central Park. MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid will be backstage providing live interviews with world leaders and celebrity guests.

“NBC News and MSNBC are proud to team with Global Citizen to bring this live concert with some of today’s most popular music artists to a larger audience than ever before,” said Patricia Fili-Krushel, Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group. “We’re also pleased to share the stories of these ambassadors for change who are using an innovative model for activism to make a difference in the global community.”

About NBCUniversal News Group: The NBCUniversal News Group is one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, reaching over 147 million people each month. The Group includes NBC News, a broadcast leader of global news and information for over 75 years and home to such respected programs as “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and “Dateline;” MSNBC, the premiere destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives reaching more than 96 million households worldwide; CNBC, the recognized world leader in business news reaching approximately 395 million homes worldwide as well as The Weather Channel and digital platforms including the NBC News Digital Group, msnbc.com, CNBC.com. The NBCUniversal News Group also extends on its nationwide network of owned and affiliate stations, NBC News and CNBC Radio; as well as MSNBC on Sirius XM radio.

GLOBAL CITIZEN: Launched successfully with the Global Citizen Festival on September 29, 2012, in New York City’s Central Park, Global Citizen is an innovative online platform and mobile application that educates, tracks and rewards activist action through a point-scoring system. Accumulated points are used as a currency to enter the draw for live entertainment experiences like tickets to great concerts and a host of other entertainment events. Ryan Gall and The Riot House are co-founders of Global Citizen. Join the conversation: visit our website at globalcitizen.org, “like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GLBLCTZN.

THE GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT: The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. An Australian-grown project, The Global Poverty Project creates campaigns with the purpose of increasing the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. Through The Global Poverty Project’s The End of Polio campaign, over $750 million in new commitments have been contributed towards polio eradication, and the Live Below the Line campaign has included more than 50,000 participants and raised more than $10 million for 70 charity partners across the globe. For more information, visit our website atwww.globalcitizen.org.


Media contacts

For more information contact:
Tara L. Smith
NBCUniversal News Group
e: tara.smith@nbcuni.com
p: 212.413.5715


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