On a special edition of Meet the Press airing this Sunday, December 26, moderator Chuck Todd takes an in-depth look at schools and race in America. The special broadcast features NBC News Correspondent Antonia Hylton’s story about a Texas principal who lost his job over charges he was pushing critical race theory on his students; an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, who leads The New York Times’ 1619 Project; and discussions about how children should be taught about America’s troubling racial history and the legacy of slavery.
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Staff Writer, The New York Times Magazine; Creator, “The 1619 Project”; Knight Chair in Race and Journalism, Howard University
Jelani Cobb
Professor, Columbia University; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; NBC News Political Contributor
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.)
Brenda Sheridan
Chair, Loudoun County School Board
Joshua Johnson
Anchor, NBC News NOW’s “NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson”
Keith Mayes
Associate Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, University of Minnesota

For more information, contact:

Richard Hudock
NBC News
e: Richard.Hudock@nbcuni.com

Joya Manasseh
NBC News
e: Joya.Manasseh@nbcuni.com



Meet the Press with Chuck Todd is where newsmakers come to make news — setting the political agenda and spotlighting the impact Washington decision-making has on Americans across the country. It is the #1 most-watched Sunday public affairs show for the 2019-2020 season, reaching more than three million viewers every Sunday and millions more through social, digital and on-demand platforms. Meet the Press brings its authority and influencer interviews to MSNBC with MTP Daily weekdays at 1 p.m. ET, to the ongoing weekly podcast, The Chuck ToddCast, and to Meet the Press Reports, a 30-minute program on NBC News NOW and Peacock, focusing on a single topic explored through the Meet the Press lens. It’s the longest-running show in television history, recently expanding its brand to also include a political short-documentary film festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute. Chuck Todd is the political director of NBC News and the moderator of Meet the Press; Carrie Budoff Brown is the senior vice president; John Reiss is the executive producer.

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