Donald Trump and Today Team for Town Hall Discussion, 1-on-1 Interview

Donald Trump Hosts SNL

NBC Universal’s self-coronation of Donald Trump as a frontrunner in the presidential race now will include a town hall discussion hosted by NBC’s Today.

Today co-host Matt Lauer will moderate the discussion, to be broadcast live from New Hampshire on Monday, Oct. 26. As part of the deal, Lauer will also sit down with Trump for a live one-on-one interview prior to the town hall.

Earlier this week it was announced that Trump would host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7 — an appearance that, unlike Today’s town hall discussion (which qualifies as a “bona fide news interview”), could trigger FCC-dictated “equal time” make-goods for rival candidates, likely in the form of gratis late-night ad time.