Lester Holt to Anchor a Live Primetime Broadcast, "NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic"

The one-hour special will air in place of "Law & Order: SVU" on Thursday, March 19 at 10:00/9:00c



Special to Air Thursday, March 19 at 10pm ET Across NBC, MSNBC, Streaming Service NBC News NOW and Telemundo Digital

NBC News will air a live primetime special NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic, anchored by Lester Holt on Thursday, March 19 at 10pm ET across NBC, MSNBC, the streaming service NBC News NOW and Telemundo Digital.

As developments and massive global impacts continue to unfold around the pandemic, a team of the network's correspondents will provide crucial real-time information around what viewers need to know about the coronavirus. The one-hour broadcast will also include expert analysis and health advice from NBC's Coronavirus Crisis Team, including NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Dr. John Torres and top virologist and NBC News and MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Joseph Fair.

The latest reporting on COVID-19 from NBC News and MSNBC's worldwide team of correspondents is available on NBCNews.com. Additionally, the dedicated 24/7 live-blog includes the latest updates every few minutes from the network's medical, business, political and investigative reporters.


More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and Dateline NBC - all of which closed out 2019 at #1 in the key news demo for the fourth straight year. Additionally, NBC News produces Third Hour of TODAY, TODAY with Hoda and Jenna and Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, including its streaming news service NBC News NOW, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provides continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates NBC News Studios, a new unit producing premium documentaries, docuseries, select scripted programming, and content for emerging platforms, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.

NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit www.NBCUniversal.com.

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March 17, 2020 8:15am ET by NBCUniversal  


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