NBC News Devotes Day to Immigration Issues

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

NBC and its related networks, including MSNBC and the Spanish-language Telemundo, are devoting much of their time on newscasts Wednesday to discussions of immigration.

NBC News is wading into an issue rife with hostility. Its own role in doing the stories will be watched as closely in some circles as the stories themselves, which will include release of a poll on American attitudes toward immigration.

NBC had been considering the concentrated look at immigration even before the latest flashpoint, the Arizona law requiring authorities to question people about their immigration status if they are suspected of being in the country illegally, said Alex Wallace, senior vice president of NBC News. More…