FishbowlDC caught up with Bob Epstein, Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, through a spokeswoman. While we are dying to know if Williams is planning to pull a Barbara Walters and say anything that could spring a few tears out of House Speaker John Boehner in Thursday’s upcoming interview, Epstein wouldn’t go there. He did prep us on the interview set to air at 6:30 p.m. ET.
“At an incredibly unique time in America’s democracy, this is the exact right day and place to do this important interview– from the corridors of the Capitol, on Boehner’s first full work day since being sworn in as Speaker. With “Nightly” being in such a strong position, Brian will have the opportunity to ask the right questions about how Boehner sees the next two years playing out, both in terms of his relationships with the White House and with members of his own party. We’re also looking forward to having the first chance to see inside Boehner’s new office– to see if he’s unpacked his boxes and hung up his pictures since Speaker Pelosi moved out.”