NBC News Offers Programming Through iTunes

NBC News says it will offer a collection of news and documentaries for purchase and downloading through the iTunes Music Store. The programming being made available will also include new material produced especially for iTunes.

"Partnering the leading brand in video downloads with the undisputed leader of news and information is a winning combination, and we are thrilled to be further extending our relationship with iTunes in this unique way," said Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal Television Group.

"We're thrilled to have NBC News video programming available for purchase on iTunes," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "Customers now have the ability to download a wide selection of current and historical news and documentary programming from NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC."

Some of the historical programming being initially offered includes the 1962 White House Tour by Jacqueline Kennedy, an in-depth 1957 interview with Martin Luther King Jr., as well as programming featuring Presidents John F. Kennedy through Ronald Reagan. More recent programming include specials on Hurricane Katrina and the DaVinci Code controversy.

The programming will cost $1.99 per download and is accessed through the iTunes Store online.