Press Releases: 09/06/16

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MSNBC will provide special coverage surrounding Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The one-hour NBC News event, moderated by Matt Lauer at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, will simulcast live at 8pm ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC, and stream live on

MSNBC will present the following programming throughout the day:

· MSNBC’s dayside coverage will originate live from the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum from 9am – 5pm ET, led by anchors Stephanie Ruhle, Craig Melvin, Tamron Hall, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Thomas Roberts, Kate Snow and Chris Hayes.

· Throughout the day, NBC News Correspondent Tammy Leitner will be onboard the Intrepid bringing up-to-the-minute coverage of the Forum’s set up and candidate and VIP arrivals. Political correspondents Kasie Hunt, Hallie Jackson, Katy Tur and Kristen Welker will provide live reports from the campaign trail, Jacob Soboroff will continue the #UpForGrabsMSNBC series from the battleground state of Ohio, and Hans Nichols will provide analysis of where the candidates stand on national security issues. Chris Jansing will host a Forum watch party in the battleground state of Florida.

· At 4pm, Chris Hayes anchors live from the Intrepid Museum.
· At 5pm, Chuck Todd hosts “MTP Daily” live from the Intrepid Museum.
· At 6pm, Steve Kornacki anchors live from the Intrepid Museum.
· At 7pm, Chris Matthews hosts “Hardball” live from the Intrepid Museum.



A Trip to Hanoi, Featuring Dinner with President Obama, Kicks off Season Eight of CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Sunday Sept. 25 at 9pm

New Edition of Prime Cuts Features Season Seven Highlights with a Taste of Season Eight

(September 6, 2016) Season eight of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, September 25 at 9pm ET/PT with a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam featuring dinner with president Barack Obama.

The *nine-episode season also features tours of Nashville, Sichuan, London, Houston, Japan, Minas Gerais, Buenos Aires, and Rome.

Airing just prior to the Hanoi episode, at 8pm ET/PT, is the latest edition of Prime Cuts, in which Bourdain recounts his favorite home-style meals from last season’s locations, the socio-political conflicts affecting some of the areas visited, the diverse beauty and musical offerings he encountered, and previews things to come in the next nine episodes.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe to uncover the little-known, off-the-road, and sometimes seemingly-familiar areas of the world in a celebration of their diverse foods and culture.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with executive producers Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig, and Anthony Bourdain.

Following are the locations and episode descriptions for season eight of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown:

Hanoi, Vietnam (airdate September 25:) Inspired by Graham Greene’s words “… whatever you’re looking for, you will find here…” Bourdain joins the throngs of locals as he motorbikes through Vietnam’s capital, traverses its rapidly changing cityscape, and indulges in its singular cuisine with president Barack Obama, who, over a dish of Bun Cha, shares personal stories and reflects on his own international travels.

Nashville (airdate: October 2) Bourdain absorbs the tastes, sights and sounds of music city, from chef Josh Habiger’s Catbird Seat and Bolton’s famous hot chicken, to a night of cooking, drinking and rocking out with singer Alison Mosshart, and her bandmates. The episode features performances by The Kills, Dead Weather and Margo Price.

Sichuan, China (airdate: October 16) Michelin star chef, and all around good sport, Eric Ripert is introduced to China and Sichuan province by host and good friend Bourdain. Bourdain takes Ripert to the Sichuan province capital, Chengdu, testing his endurance with mouth-numbing, sinisterly spicy meals (like green peppercorn fish). They also visit the world’s largest stone Buddha, seek out a local favorite rabbit head snack, and visit a legendary distillery for some Baijiu, a fermented sorghum wine. Ripert will never forget this trip.

London (airdate: October 23) Visiting London, post Brexit vote, Bourdain finds comfort in classic British cuisine including roast bone marrow at chef Fergus Henderson’s famed restaurant St. John, Scotch eggs at Princess Victoria Pub with Nigella Lawson, and pig’s trotter a la Pierre Koffman with chef Marco Pierre White at the Rudloe Arms, plus a meeting with revered artist Ralph Steadman at his studio.

Houston (airdate: October 30) Looking beyond oil, NASA, and football, Bourdain explores Houston’s diverse cultures, taking in a Bollywood-style dance in a grocery store, a Quinceañera in suburban Pasadena, and the city’s slab car parade, while making time for Viet-Bayou crawfish, East Texas barbecue, and a Congolese-Cajun stew.

Japan (airdate: November 13) Guided by world-renowned chef Masa Takayama, Bourdain’s return trip to Japan begins with a tour of outdoor food markets in Kanazawa where they sample uni, steak-sized oysters, and grilled eel liver, followed by a conversation with an ex-geisha at her teahouse, and comes full circle with a special omakase experience at Tokyo’s acclaimed Ginza restaurant, Sushi Koi, where Masa trained as an apprentice.

Minas Gerais, Brazil (airdate: November 20) Bourdain explores the Brazilian heartland, known as the region where all the best cooks come from, and namesake to the country’s mining history. Home to baroque architecture, lush hillsides and mineiro cuisine (influenced by Portuguese, African and Indigenous people), which includes frango ao molho pardo (broiled chicken served in a sauce made using its own blood), that the host samples during a traditional country meal.

*Buenos Aires (airdate: November 27) Bourdain’s trip to meat-centric Buenos Aires during the hot summer month of February, features a meal with chef Francis Mallmann at one of his favorite local spots, Don Carlito’s, and an after-hours soccer match accompanied by Soledad Nardelli and the kitchen staff of Chila.

Rome (airdate: December 4) Bourdain’s Roman holiday takes a cinematic turn, influenced by his tour guides, actress Asia Argento, screenwriter/director Abel Ferrara, and a host of larger than life Romans who take him inside a Rome for the locals. Bourdain shares drinks at the ‘Friends Corner’ trattoria in Lido di Ostia, dines a traditional Roman meal at Trattoria Morgana, eats pasta and watches an amateur boxing match in the suburbs, and takes a trip to the famed E.U.R zone built by Mussolini.

*The Buenos Aires episode was originally scheduled to air in season seven but was pre-empted due to breaking news.

Viewers can find show clips, original videos, travel essays by Bourdain, photos, and other exclusive content on by following the show’s Twitter account @partsunknownCNN, and accessing the CNN Parts Unknown Facebook page.

Each episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at

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