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NBC’s Brian Williams Scores First-Ever American TV Interview with Snowden


NBC News has just announced that Brian Williams traveled to Moscow this week to conduct the first-ever American television interview with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is still living in exile in Russia after leaking classified documents to the media last year. The hour-long interview will air on Wednesday, May 28 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

According to a press release, “Williams’ rare and revealing in-person conversation with Snowden was conducted over the course of several hours, and was shrouded in secrecy due to Snowden’s life in exile since leaking classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs a year ago. Williams also interviewed Snowden and Glenn Greenwald jointly about how they came to work together and the global debate sparked by their revelations.”

The network released the first still image from the interview, and mercifully, it’s not a selfie.

[Photo via NBC]

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