Lester Holt Talks to Scholastic News Online
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As the 2008 presidential primary neared the finish line, NBC News' Lestor Holt invited Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina onto the set of NBC Nightly News at Rockefeller Center for a chat. Holt spoke about the election, the growing number of opportunities for women in journalism, and his long career, which included some hair-raising experiences! You can read all about it Danielle's story. You can also read the transcript of the interview, or click on any of the links below to hear Holt's answers.
Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina and NBC News' Lester Holt discuss how to stay objective as a journalist.
The Diverse 2008 Election
NBC News' Lester Holt tells Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina how an historic election like the 2008 presidential election impacts his work as a journalist.
Thoughts on Election 2008
NBC News' Lester Holt discusses how Election 2008 is different from others he has covered.
Opportunity for Women
Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina learns from Lester Holt that women have more opportunity than ever in the journalism field.
Advice for Women
Lester Holt offers advice on how women who want to can get into the journalism field.
Getting the Answers
NBC News' Lester Holt explains what he does when the person he's interviewing doesn't answer the question that was asked.
Lester Holt gives Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina advice on how to make it as a journalist.
NBC News's Lester Holt explains how he comes up with interesting questions to ask the people he interviews.
Keys to Success
Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina discovers what skills have been key to NBC News' Lester Holt's succes.
Kid Reporter Danielle Azzolina discovers what experiences Lester Holt has had as a reporter that have made the hair on the back of his neck stand up.