It’s almost 1 a.m. and the first hour of the new day has nearly ended. And you can kind of—I swear—you can feel who’s watching. 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Snow’s in the forecast overnight. Williams does this without looking at notes, and with the teleprompter, which so many television news anchors depend on, sitting idle, none of Williams’ words showing up on the angled glass in front of the camera lens. I'm still recovering. Health officials: Worst is yet to come with COVID-19 outbreak, AZ ER Doctor: With COVID-19, not wearing a mask is 'really selfish', Data shows many Americans moving around like there's no pandemic, ‘Ridiculous and dangerous’ to think the coronavirus is behind us. But he's been saying that since early September. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Anchor, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. It is hosted by Brian Williams, the network's chief anchor and former host of NBC Nightly News. People are with us. It’s been three years since Williams launched The 11th Hour, which was intended to run four nights a week, covering the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election. “The medium has enormous power...but it has no character, no conscience of its own,” Murrow said of television. Zurawik argued that Williams is serving an essential role in a time of chaos, putting the news of the day in its proper perspective—for today and for history—and preparing viewers for what comes next. If there’s a red phone, I’ve never seen it. “I was also raised by proper parents who taught me to respect people’s titles and standing,” Williams says. The program is Williams' second show in MSNBC's primetime schedule, as he formerly hosted The News with Brian Williams, which aired on the network from 1996 to 2002 before moving to CNBC. Use the words you intend to use. “They are read in and energized and educated. Originally the program was Monday to Thursday only, and despite its name, aired for only a half hour, which some commenters considered ironic given Williams's removal from NBC Nightly News for embellishing a speech about his experience during the Iraq War. We do our thing.”. MSNBC won’t bring Brian Williams back to primetime after Chris ... Wallace is said to have been offered a deal to extend her slot from 4 to 6 p.m. — but she’s still only on for an hour. Like Nightline in its day, Williams’ The 11th Hour avoids most of the trappings of modern cable news, with hyper-partisan political panels and anchors reduced to serving as referees. “I’ve been doing this a long time. Sitting in his office, I ask Williams about the water crisis and the decision to call out Newark for its handling of the problem. “Good to have you on a night like this.”, Moments later, in the studio, Williams introduces his first group of guests like a proud parent. Waiting for Williams is 11th Hour executive producer Jack Bohrer, dark haired and as casual as Williams is crisp. Pandemic expert on the dangers of rushing a COVID-19 vaccine, Meacham: America needs a Marshall Plan for life after COVID-19, Public health expert: Keep wearing a face mask, Evidence shows social distancing works no matter what FOX News says, Trump slams Biden for listening to Fauci who works for Trump, Muted mics to cut interruptions at final Biden-Trump debate, Why Trump needs the final 2020 debate more than Biden, Huge Trump rally violated Iowa and White House Covid-19 guidelines. You use it as your internal thermostat to regulate your delivery, your choice of words, your vocabulary, a lot of things.”, The 11th Hour was the brainchild of NBC News and MSNBC chairman Andy Lack, who told Williams the show’s title was intended to play on the drama of the final hours of a momentous presidential race. And this, of course, was none of that.”. It’s just after midnight as Brian Williams, carrying a yellow legal pad and pen in one hand and an MSNBC logo coffee mug in the other, walks off the set of his nightly newscast, The 11th Hour. He's also been a U.S. contributing correspondent for Australian TV and. I don’t know who to see about that.”, “It was supposed to go away after six weeks or so?”. “The reason to have a person like Jack in your life, and a relationship like we have is that I have never—not once—come in and said, ‘I don’t think we’re doing it right today.’” I ask Williams about reports his success at 11 p.m. has NBC executives thinking about re-deploying him to an hour earlier in the evening in an effort to raise pressure on top-rated Fox News. Did Giuliani get bogus Hunter Biden dirt in a Russian intel op?  At times the program was extended due to breaking news coverage. “So, your self-canceling pop-up show has failed to self-cancel?,” I ask Williams. It’s okay. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. I say ‘inspector general’ once, and thereafter it becomes ‘IG,’ and I think everybody’s with me. “The way he pitched the show,” Williams says, “if we didn’t cover the campaign every night at 11, it would be malpractice.” The same is true, Williams says, of the administration in the White House today—when, as one of Williams’ regular guests, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker put it this month, “there are days in Washington lately when it feels like the truth itself is on trial.”, “I think we have the best guests on television,” Williams tells me. Don’t toy with me, you know?”. NBC Nightly News anchorman John Chancellor sits on a desk in the NBC newsroom. How close are scientists to having a coronavirus vaccine? And no matter what side of this you’re on, if you’re right or left, it’s a troubling time for our country. I never said ‘Sergey,’ I called him ‘the crafty Lavrov’ tonight (referring to the Russian Foreign Minister). “I love this time slot. “We know if there’s something NASA,” Bohrer says, only to be interrupted by Williams. “That was action-packed,” Williams says of the just-finished show, which on this night in early December focused on just one massive story—the announcement by House Democrats of two articles of impeachment to be brought against President Donald Trump. No one has ever asked me to move to a different time slot, and I guess we would have to consider it, because it’s their network, but I am very happy with this piece of real estate and very grateful for this piece of real estate. 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Of course, it’s an achievement for any show that doesn’t air on Fox News to consistently take first place in the ratings, but 11th Hour has been unusually consistent, finishing #1 at 11 p.m. for three years in a row—a record run for an MSNBC show—and gaining the respect of viewers and critics alike. The 11th Hour with Brian Williams is a one-hour nightly news and politics television program airing weeknights at 11:00 pm ET on MSNBC that premiered on September 6, 2016, as the network's flagship evening newscast.