Lester Holt Will Bring Kids’ ‘Nightly News’ to NBC’s Saturday-Morning TV (Exclusive)

Lester Holt Will Bring Kids’ ‘Nightly News’ to NBC’s Saturday-Morning TV (Exclusive)
Lester Holt’s next NBC job takes him from serious “Nightly News” to a part of the TV schedule once known for being more animated.

The veteran anchor will this weekend debut his “Kids’ Edition” of NBC’s evening newscast on its Saturday A.M. schedule, just in time to talk about the looming 2020 election — and Halloween, to boot.

“I don’t have to wear a tie, which is always fun,” quips Holt in a recent interview.

Holt’s dress may be casual, but there’s something potentially consequential about the maneuver, and not just because the anchor often uses the program to answer children’s questions about the coronavirus pandemic. “Nightly News: Kids” Edition” (complete with a young person doing a voice-over introduction) has been streaming once or twice a week on NBCNews.com since it debuted in April, and NBC’s interest in trying it on traditional television
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