Rock Center with Brian Williams
Posted May 7, 2012 @ 9:49 PM
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Harry Smith reveals that his team reached out to Armstrong’s people; they said that they’ve already proven that both women have lied. In closing, Harry Smith blushed when he said the media must take responsibility for choosing to ignore the two women’s claims in the past. However, it’s not too late to find them, especially with the knowledge that they paid an extraordinary price for electing to reveal the truth.
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To tell you the truth, I'm not sure why either woman gave a crap about what Lance was doing. They both should have kept their mouths shut and gone on with their lives.
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Posted Nov 3, 2012 @ 12:28 AM
More glad, though, to see them give some attention to Cory Booker. I've been watching his tweets since it happened, and I don't think he has slept. He has been on top of everything in that city, many times personally delivering supplies. When he can't do it, he has a team who can, and he's getting everything from baby supplies to medication to people. It's been amazing to watch, but I can't imagine how drained he must be. I'm just happy these poor people in Newark have him looking out for them.
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Posted Nov 5, 2012 @ 5:46 AM
Oh, hey, I had no issue with him moving into a hotel -- what I had issue with was they never mentioned what he was volunteering to do. Neither he nor Brian Williams ever said. Was he volunteering to walk his dogs around his neighborhood like the cameras showed? Was he volunteering to stand outside on the corner while his stupid (but attractive) wife stared blankly at his face? Maybe I'll just pretend he volunteered to entertain his neighbors by giving a monologue from Glengarry Glen Ross. 'Cause I know that would have made me deliriously happy if I were without power.
I had no problem with Alec Baldwin moving into a hotel during the storm,I'm sure everyone who could, did. The fact that he came back to his neighbourhood to volunteer is commendable.
Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 4:01 PM
And I especially appreciated they didn't spend lots of time on Lance(the cheater) Armstrong.
Chelsea Clinton's piece on the couple in Africa with the girls school was inspiring.
I like this program. Hope they keep it up. I have always like Harry Smith, and liked Brian Williams since his big giant head days on the Daily Show.
Posted Apr 7, 2013 @ 5:34 PM
I have no idea what the rationale for this piece was - no book, no special project, etc. Sounds like someone at NBC had a weird, morbid curiosity about Cate Edwards.
The cynic in me wonders if Ms. Edwards would be so forgiving of her father if it weren't for the multimillions he earned as a plaintiffs' lawyer, from which she herself has benefited nicely.
Posted Apr 7, 2013 @ 7:56 PM
I'd like to see his supporters, including Cate, be asked about his deceit and hypocrisy (and selfish willingness to put the nation at risk of facing an impeachment--again--all to further his own personal ambition).
Dislike him? Oh, yes. But for the hypocrisy and lies, not the affairs.
Posted Apr 13, 2013 @ 12:24 PM
I don't know how Brian Williams & his staff manage to make their show so interesting, even if you're not interested in the topic, you sure get into the story. Of course throwing in dogs, cats, animals & kids doesn't hurt. LOL.
Posted Apr 13, 2013 @ 3:17 PM
While admiration for her choices was my logical reaction, viscerally I reverted to my childhood with a brilliant & charismatic stepdad who got exactly what Laird has: meals, laundry, children raised & sex (except Mum says more like 6-12, rather than 48 hours) and we got relative peace, except NOT, 'cause he was still a "volatile" asshole who tortured us daily with his demands and ruined us both for life. I always thought highly of Laird - now I'm wondering how long it will take before Gabby is relegated to what me, my Mum, and a lot of other women in the 50's/ 60's were: slaves to a man simply for a little peace in the home. I'm happy it is working for her, but it didn't do much for the women I grew up with, who either died unfulfilled or rebelled. To each her own.
The piece about Gabby & Laird was excellent & I admire the choices she made!!!
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Posted Apr 15, 2013 @ 7:40 AM
Completely agree. Here she is proposing a lifestyle that is supposed to be working so well, all while looking absolutely miserable. I find it hard to believe that a woman like Gabby, highly successful as an athlete and model, is now thrilled to label herself "submissive" to her husband. She doesn't seem very fulfilled. Frankly, I was pretty disgusted by the whole thing. In a world where we have pieces like this and where Michelle Duggar is held in such high regard as an example of womanhood and motherhood, where are headed? Backwards by 60+ years?
I was embarrassed and sad for her. Finally, I really felt that Gabby looked miserable and unhappy. So I'm not convinced her marriage style is working for her. And the most troublesome part is that she has daughters. She is teaching these lessons to those girls. :(
Even beyond the "yuck" factor of the topic, I found Gabby pretty hard to tolerate all around. She seemed highly ungrateful on many levels. The interviewer had to call her out about the beautiful surroundings that she lives in and the fact that she was a former model (when grunting about appearance concerns). Is life really that hard, Gabby? Boo-hoo. Can you maybe work on trying to crack a smile while you're at it?
And if this lifestyle of "service" to your family works so well, is this what Gabby aspires her daughters to? No chasing after their lofty goals as she herself did?
Laird looked like a surfy caveman to me. Gross. The whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth.
Posted May 10, 2013 @ 9:12 PM
Crap. But I'm not surprised. Interesting, informative show with an intelligent, charismatic host.
No room for that on network television.
Liked the description of BW as the dad that everyone has a crush on.
Posted May 11, 2013 @ 6:41 AM
I too enjoyed this show. It is the only non pbs news show I tape regularly. 60 minutes being a close second. I like BW and I have had a huge crush on Harry for years, since his CBS morning duties with Paula Zahn. (what happened to her?) I would like to see those 2 back together. They had good chemistry.
NPR did a piece on NBC shooting itself in the foot. Just another example IMHO
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Posted May 11, 2013 @ 7:39 AM
Walnutqueen - exactly. The relationship is off and it's not just your perception! Although it is not for me, the traditional marriage with traditional gender roles is not dysfunctional or bad. The version of it that Gabby and Laird have is
I wonder how many times Laird has cheated on her? I got the feeling that he set all the rules and if she didn't follow them, he would look elsewhere. She looked miserable.
Posted May 11, 2013 @ 8:00 AM
I too enjoyed this show. It is the only non pbs news show I tape regularly.
Me too, Cgr. Looks like NPR got it right - again.
ETA: I hope this means we'll be seeing Brian on The Daily Show again soon.
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