Matt Lauer to Moderate IAVA/NBC Commander-in-Chief Form

First Joint Candidate Event of the General Election Airs Live from New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 7 on NBC and MSNBC

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 — TODAY co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the Commander-in-Chief Forum hosted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) with NBC News. The Forum on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and is the first joint candidate event of the 2016 general election between the two major party presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The one-hour event will simulcast live at 8pm ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC.   The candidates will appear back to back and take questions on national security, military affairs and veterans’ issues from a live audience comprised of service members and veterans.

Previously announced details of the event are online here.

Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.