NBC News lands Hillary Clinton interview

NBC News

Hillary Clinton will sit for her third national TV interview as a presidential candidate with Andrea Mitchell Friday, NBC News has announced.

The interview will focus on Clinton's presidential campaign, the GOP field and the controversy surrounding her use of a private server to send and receive emails while serving as Secretary of State.

The conversation will air first on "Andrea Mitchell Reports" Friday at noon, according to NBC News. Excerpts will appear on the network's flagship news and public affairs programs, including
“NBC Nightly News,” “TODAY,” and “Meet the Press.”

The interview is part and parcel of an ongoing effort on Clinton's part to open herself to wider media scrutiny. In July, Clinton's team announced the candidate would begin giving a series of national television interviews in effort to seize control of the narratives surrounding her campaign. The first interview, held with CNN's Brianna Keilar, was widely regarded as a strained affair; Keiler said after that she "didn’t hear a more open or transparent Hillary Clinton" during the conversation.

In Mitchell, Clinton will find a worthy adversary. She has dogged the presidential hopeful's steps on the campaign trail, calling out questions to the former Secretary of State on her visits to early states.

Correction: A previous version of this story said the interview was Clinton's second national TV hit as a presidential candidate; it is her third.

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