Source:Richard Esposito, Matthew Cole - 975Richard Esposito, Matthew Cole
Affiliation:NBC News, NBC NewsNBC News, NBC News
Edward Snowden, the systems analyst whose revelations roiled the intelligence community, agreed to sit down with NBC’s Brian Williams for his first U.S .TV interview. The interview would last nearly five hours. Snowden would tell Williams in great detail why he felt it essential to expose what members of the intelligence community viewed as “the crown jewels.” The two journalists who pursued and landed the interview talk about what it took to make it happen, bumps they ran into along the way and factors journalists should consider when trying to land the big interview.