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Brian Williams and Edward Snowden NBC

Brian Williams Snags First American Snowden Interview

May 22, 2014

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams ventured to Moscow this week for an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs almost one year ago.

Snowden fled from Hawaii to Hong Kong and then later to Russia after releasing the documents. International governments and some in the American press criticized the American government for the surveillance programs revealed by Snowden's leaks, eventually leading President Barack Obama to propose legislation that would put an end to the NSA's bulk data collection.

NBC's hour-long special featuring the interview with Snowden is set to air Wednesday, May 28 at 10 p.m. EST.

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