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NBC, CRP Hit the Money Trail

NBC News is joining with campaign-watchdog group the Center for Responsive Politics to track campaign-finance issues.

The two organizations will collaborate to produce reports on political fund-raising and campaign spending, with NBC getting to showcase the data on Today
, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw
, MSNBC, (
) and NBC's daily electronic-mail service.

The deal takes effect immediately and goes through the 2004 election. NBC will get on-demand research and a "priority" look at CRP's database.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.