Since she held President Trump’s feet to the fire at a crucial turning point of the campaign, her future at NBC News appears bright.
Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 15.1 million viewers, against 13.5 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive.
President Trump and Joe Biden answered questions from voters at the same time, on separate networks. The difference between the two events did not escape anyone’s notice.
How the competing events looked to Times Opinion writers.
In place of a canceled debate, a pair of network prime-time town halls made for starkly contrasting telecasts.
While questions have surrounded the timing and severity of the president’s illness, health experts said he was unlikely to infect people at Thursday’s town hall event on NBC.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC criticized the decision to air the town hall opposite ABC’s Biden forum tonight. NBC stars and producers also objected as Savannah Guthrie prepared to moderate.