NBC to Open Interactive Exhibit Oct. 7

Oct 6, 2004  •  Post A Comment

An interactive exhibit about the history of democracy will be the backdrop for political coverage through Nov. 5 and the setting of election night programming on Nov. 2 across all NBC-owned platforms.

“Democracy Plaza” opens to the public Oct. 7 in the public spaces of Rockefeller Center, the heavily trafficked home of NBC headquarters in the heart of Manhattan. The exhibit will feature everything from artifacts (an original signed Declaration of Independence, a replica of a Teddy Roosevelt whistle-stop railroad car) to interactive components aimed at students from kindergarten through high school.

Originating from sites on the plaza as the election nears will be programs including NBC News’ “Today” and “Nightly News,” MSNBC’s “Hardball” and CNBC’s soon-to-be-canceled “Capital Report” and coverage on New York stations WNBC-TV and WNJU-TV as well as the Telemundo network.

Brian Williams, who will succeed Tom Brokaw as “Nightly” anchor in December, will anchor a program aimed at children and produced with educational partner Scholastic, to be broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 30, by NBC’s owned-and-operated stations.