NBC News is dedicating an entire year’s worth of programming to a new series, "Making a Difference on the Homefront." The series, an extension of "Nightly News with Brian Williams’" award-winning franchise, is an effort to shine a light on veterans, military families and the issues affecting them across the country. "NBC Nightly News" will feature monthly stories as part of the initiative, as will all other NBC News platforms, including TODAY, msnbc and msnbc.com.
"One of the great blessings in my life has been the exposure I've received to the military – active duty, in the field and veterans," said Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News." "They are America’s genuine heroes, and it is a privilege to use our platforms at NBC News to honor all that they have done. With this series, we hope to give a voice to vitally important stories that may have otherwise gone untold."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS), will carry out more than 100 job fairs across the country in an effort to assist veterans and their spouses in finding second careers in their local communities.
The inaugural job fair will kick off in partnership with NBC 4 New York alongside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on Thursday, June 23, followed by a second hiring fair with NBC 4 Los Angeles on Sunday, July 10, with others to be announced over the course of the year.
On June 23, WNBC will broadcast live hits from the Intrepid throughout the day.
Visit www.makingadifference.msnbc.com for more information.