Anne Milgram to Speak with ‘TODAY’ on Monday in Her First TV Interview as DEA Administrator & ‘Nightly’ to Air Exclusive Report on Wednesday on Experimental Brain Surgery to Help Curb Addiction

Coverage Will Air All Next Week Across ‘TODAY,’ ‘NBC Nightly News,’ MSNBC, NBCNews.com & NBC News NOW

September 24 – NBC News and MSNBC will air a week-long series of in-depth and exclusive reports on the opioid crisis, including an inside look at new programs and trials that hope to help curb addiction, beginning this Sunday. “One Nation: Overdosed” will air across TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, MSNBC, NBCNews.com and NBC News NOW

On Monday, NBC News senior national correspondent Kate Snow will sit down with DEA administrator Anne Milgram for an exclusive interview on TODAY.

Snow also receives exclusive access to an experimental brain surgery at West Virginia University that seeks to treat opioid addiction. She speaks with a patient in the university’s pilot program for an inside look at how and if the clinical trial works. The report airs Wednesday on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and NBCNews.com and Thursday on TODAY, MSNBC and NBC News NOW. 

Additional programming highlights throughout the week include:

  • On Sunday, Snow will report for Nightly News on a shortage of generic naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdose, at harm reduction centers across the country.
  • On Sunday TODAY, NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff will explore the rise of fentanyl and visit San Francisco, a city that saw nearly three times as many deaths from overdoses last year. 
  • On Thursday, in collaboration with Telemundo and NBC Nightly News, NBC News correspondent Morgan Radford will report on the growing number of Hispanic Americans being hit hard by the opioid epidemic, worsened by the pandemic. Radford will travel to a rehabilitation center in Massachusetts that is one of a few treatment centers geared towards bilingual and Spanish-speaking addicts. 
  • NBC News senior reporter Olivia Solon will report for NBCNews.com on the link between Snapchat and the sale of fentanyl-laced counterfeit drugs that have caused the deaths of teenagers in at least 15 states. She will speak with a group of parents who have lost children and are asking Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, to collaborate more with law enforcement. 
  • NBCNews.com will feature an in-depth report on a vaccine in development at Columbia University that hopes to treat opioid addiction with a single shot. 


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Dominique Donahue

NBC News



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