‘NBC Nightly News’ Is Out of This World

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By Alex Weprin Comment

As NBC News publicist Erika Masonhall noted on Twitter, it isn’t counted in the ratings, but “NBC Nightly News” is broadcast out of this world. As the Newark Star-Ledger notes, astronaut Scott Kelly (the twin brother of former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabby Giffords), gets his Brian Williams fix every day… even when he is orbiting earth:

The quality of coffee in the floating laboratory may be lacking, but the space station offers certain creature comforts, according to Kelly. It is equipped with a high-tech treadmill named after satirist Stephen Colbert, and NASA transmits the “NBC Nightly News” for Kelly to watch during his workouts. He usually gets a decent night’s sleep suspended in air and strapped to a wall.

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