MSNBC To Profile Top Three Candidates

By Chris Ariens 

MSNBC’s long-form unit is putting the finishing touches on a three-part series on the the top three Presidential candidates. “Decision 2008: The Candidates,” premieres tomorrow at 10pmET and PT.

Part one focuses on Sen. Barack Obama. MSNBC says the report, “looks at the personal and political journey that turned this long-shot hopeful into a top presidential candidate.” Immediately following the Obama hour, MSNBC looks at the “life of Sen. Hillary Clinton, the first woman who could win both her party’s nomination and the American presidency.”

The profile of the lone Republican featured in the series, Sen. John McCain, will debut next Wednesday at 10pmET & PT. “MSNBC charts the course of Sen. McCain as he evolved from a rebellious teen to a prisoner of war to a maverick politician to the Republican front-runner in the 2008 presidential election.”

Click continued to read the press release…


MSNBC PREMIERES DECISION 2008: THE CANDIDATES SERIES

FOR HIGHLIGHTS CONSIDERATION

NEW YORK – February 19, 2008 – In light of what is considered to be one of the most historic presidential elections this country has ever seen, MSNBC premieres “Decision 2008: The Candidates,” a three-part series on the lives and careers of the 2008 presidential hopefuls. The “Decision 2008: The Candidates” series premieres Wednesday, February 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

A close race for the White House is sparking record turnout in many primaries. As voters go to the polls and make their choices, MSNBC asks — who are the candidates at the center of this historic campaign, and how did they get here? In these three hours, we take a close look at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

“Decision 2008: The Candidates: Barack Obama” premieres on February 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: Senator Barack Obama is only the third African-American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. MSNBC looks at the personal and political journey that turned this long-shot hopeful into a top presidential candidate.

“Decision 2008: The Candidates: Hillary Clinton” premieres on February 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT: In this hour we take a close look at life of Senator Hillary Clinton, the first woman who could win both her party’s nomination and the American presidency.

“Decision 2008: The Candidates: John McCain” premieres on February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT: MSNBC charts the course of Senator John McCain as he evolved from a rebellious teen to a prisoner of war to a maverick politician to the Republican front-runner in the 2008 presidential election.

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