The Mission (theme music)
"The Mission" is a television news music package composed by John Williams in 1985. Originally commissioned for NBC's national news programs, the theme has also been used on some NBC affiliates for their local newscasts.
The package consists of the following four parts:
- The Mission (for NBC Nightly News, first aired on September 9, 1985);
- Fugue for Changing Times (for Before Hours, a 15-minute early morning business news program hosted by Bob Jamieson);
- Scherzo for Today (for The Today Show); and
- The Pulse of Events (for special breaking news reports and Meet the Press).
Before 2015, the intro for the news of the Radio Television of Djibouti also used to feature a short part of this theme.
- "TV SET". The Miami Herald. December 8, 1985. p. 63.
NBC commissioned John Williams to write new music for NBC News and uses it for Today...
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