iTunes Gets NBC News, Clone Wars Content

Apple iTunes users take note: two separate announcements made today promise to bring some new video content to the online music store for purchase and download to a computer or iPod. NBC News looksto be bringing a variety of its programming to iTunes, while Cartoon Network and LucasFilm will make available the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated action adventure series.   Star Wars: CloneWars, said the Cartoon Network and Lucasfilm, will be made available beginning today in the form of the 20 chapters of Volume 1. Volume 2 will follow later in June. Each chapter, or episode, will beavailable for download for $1.99 with the full season of Volume 1 available for $10.99.   “As animated shorts, Clone Wars is the perfect content to watch on an iPod,” said Tom Warner, SeniorDirector of Marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd, in a statement. “iTunes is a convenient new way to explore these rich, exciting stories that expand the Star Wars universe.”   NBC News’ iTunescontributions amount to a rather large collection of video news and documentary programming, priced at $1.99 per download. A complete list of what NBC is making available from current and historicalprogramming from NBC News, CNBC and MSNBC follows:   NBC News Specials:

  • Secrets to the Code – a look at the controversy surrounding The DaVinci Code
  • In His Own Words: Brian Williams on Hurricane Katrina
  • Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator
  • America’s Astronauts: From Mercury to Apollo to Today
  • Outbreak: Could It Happen Here?
  • On Borrowed Time: The Great American Earthquake

  NBC News Time Capsule:

  • John F. Kennedy: In His Own Words (new program, with Brian Williams)
  • Richard M. Nixon: In His Own Words (new program, with Brian Williams)
  • Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Tour — one of the most-watched programs in television history, from February 1962.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: Look Here — a rare and in-depth interview from 1957.
  • U2: The Rona Elliott Interview — an extended 1987 conversation with the entire band, seen here in its entirety for the first time. And as a bonus feature, Tom Snyder’s interview with U2’s Bono and The Edge in 1981 – their first appearance on American television.

  Tom Brokaw Reports:

  • The Greatest Generation
  • D-Day: A Leap into History
  • The Greatest Generation Speaks
  • The Long War — a look at the global war on terror
  • Inside the Real West Wing
  • Sudden Impact: Drunk Driving 

  Meet The Presidents (complete episodes of Meet the Press, with introductions by Tim Russert):

  • John F. Kennedy: January 3, 1960
  • Lyndon Johnson: October 9, 1960
  • Richard Nixon: April 10, 1988
  • Gerald Ford: November 9, 1975
  • Jimmy Carter: January 20, 1980
  • Ronald Reagan: January 9, 1966

  Dateline NBC: Crime and Punishment:

  • Vegas Homicide: Death in the Desert
  • Vegas Homicide: A Killer’s Confession
  • Inside Evil: Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Inside Evil: Son of Sam 

  MSNBC: Caught on Tape: 

  • Tattoos: Skin Deep
  • Cops Caught on Tape
  • Extreme Fighting 

  MSNBC: LockUp: 

  • Inside San Quentin
  • Return to Rikers
  • Inside Riverbend

  CNBC Specials:

  • The Age of Wal-Mart
  • Mad Money: Know Thyself
  • Mad Money: Making Moves
  • Mad Money: Road Rules

  “By being the first news organization to offer programs for purchase at iTunes, we are once again demonstrating NBC News’ commitment to reaching our audience where and when they want us,”said Steve Capus, President, NBC News. “Giving Americans access to some of the great programming and history of NBC News makes this even more exciting. From the legendary 1962 Jacqueline KennedyWhite House Tour to a rare 1987 interview with the band U2, offered in its entirety for the first time, there is something here for everyone.”

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