NBC Teaming with Maria Shriver on Women’s Week

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

NBC News will devote a significant amount of time and attention next month to the changing roles of contemporary women, much of it based on a study initiated by Maria Shriver, the one-time NBC correspondent who is married to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.

NBC is describing the project as an effort to “educate the public on the current state of women in America.” The news division is planning to include coverage related to the study over a full week of its evening newscast and three mornings on the “Today” show.

Ms. Shriver will be a guest on “Meet the Press” Oct. 18 to begin the reports. NBC News is calling Ms. Shriver a guest editor for the coverage. Other outlets owned by NBC Universal also will be involved, including the cable channels CNBC and MSNBC, the Spanish-language channel Telemundo and the Web site iVillage. More…