King to appear on national news shows


LEWISTON — Maine’s newest U.S. senator is poised to make a national splash this week as he appears on two of the country’s most watched television news and politics shows.

Independent Angus King, a former Maine governor, will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Thursday. He will appear on “NBC Nightly News” in an interview with Tom Brokaw at 6:30 p.m. that same day. Some of that interview was shot in Maine over the New Year holiday.

On Sunday, King will appear live on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which airs at 9 a.m.

King’s staff confirmed the appearances on his Facebook page.

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