Rock Center with Brian Williams
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I think though that the approach is an effort to differentiate themselves from 60 Minutes and also target viewers with shorter attention spans at 10pm.
Posted Nov 1, 2011 @ 10:01 AM
I also wonder how many will remain after one winter there.
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This is something Bryant Gumbel has long done on his HBO Sports show. I suspect poaching!
also loved how Brian talked to the correspondents after their segment - a great way to get just a few more details about their experiences/observations.
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I was disappointed that they killed the bunnies, so I'm glad that BW's show is doing even worse.
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And the sheer irony, that Bill Clinton, who first tried to take out bin Laden, knew nothing about this raid.
Excellent work from everyone.
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And I continue to love the "BriWi" abbreviation, it makes me smile. Rock Center reminds me of another show I loved in the 80's:"Our World" on ABC, which also was very well done and also unfortunately had a very small audience.
Posted May 6, 2012 @ 8:34 AM
I haven't given this show a real chance, but I caught a tiny piece of Hillary Clinton being interviewed. I hope it's on demand, because after seeing that and reading the responses, I think this would be a good episode to start with.
I watched it On Demand last night and the story was pretty darned great. I was also amazed at how low those ceilings were down there beneath the White House.
Posted May 7, 2012 @ 6:15 AM
I'm not afraid to make a comment against the Republicans but that's not really what it is. I meant more to say it was a wonderful success story for Americans in general. That there are so many idiot Republicans like Limbaugh who have no shame or moral ethics in telling lies about President Obama in order to not give him an ounce of credit is disgraceful and it's tearing the country apart at a time when some patriotic good feelings would do an awful lot of healing and good for the country.
shabbieshok, I won't turn this into a commentary against Republicans, but I happened to catch a bit of Rush Limbaugh's show on Thursday, and he made snide comments about the President playing golf "all day" on that Sunday and how a member of the National Security team had to "run out and get him" and tell him the raid was starting, making it sound like the President was unconcerned, when of course the real story plays out very differently.
Posted May 7, 2012 @ 12:06 PM
I had cold chills listening to all the details, and really enjoyed the interviews with the President and Hillary Clinton. I haven't cared much for other Rock Center episodes, but this one was amazing.
Anyone else that's interested in more details of this event, Peter Bergen has written a book called "Manhunt", and there is a great interview with him on Fresh Air on NPR. It gives a lot of behind the scenes with the CIA, and he is the only journalist that actually got to go thru the compound after the raid. I can't wait to read his book.
ITA re the real Situation Room vs. The West Wing Sit Room.
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Posted May 7, 2012 @ 8:59 PM
I'd agree with the President, that was one awesome acting performance, you just wonder what was going through his mind at that moment.
According to Stephen Colbert it was this: "Heh heh heh, It's funny because I'm about to kill him." lol
I highly recommend if you can dig it up on youtube or comedy central watching reruns of both The Daily Show and Colbert Report the day after the OBL killing. Comedy gold. One of the most enjoyable hours of television I've ever spent.