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Brian Williams: hates commercial promos, hates crap

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2006 4:12PM

Brian WilliamsTo follow up on what Keith mentioned earlier today, Brian Williams has a lot of good quotes in this interview with Ed Bark from The Dallas Morning News, including this one:

"If my folks have a new slogan loaded up, they have not shared it with me. I think the feeling in this building is we'll do the best by being the best. I don't plan to change this newscast. We don't need to. Let's do the best newscast instead of the best commercials."

That last part seems to be an indirect nod towards the CBS commercials for Katie Couric taking over the CBS Evening News, and if you don't believe that, there's this quote, when asked why he's in Dallas, as Couric was earlier this summer:

"I'm not coming to address a rally or whip up large crowds of people."

Williams keeps track of the competition, and has been in the business long enough to know what would work on the show and what wouldn't.

"I could load up the Nightly News with crap and probably get a higher rating. We know how to do that but we won't."

NBC Nightly News continues to be the #1 network news program.

[via TV Newser]

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Randy Block

Watch NBC for the leftist views then turn over to FOX to get the right wing bias. Brian does a good job and will continue to lead the ratings. You just have to remember which channel your on.

August 04 2006 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stuart Moore

Brian Williams when he replaced Tom Brokaw I thought was going to be a good transition. Boy, was I wrong. Brian has slanted the news to his own adjenda and so badly to the left that he is not even objective anymore. This is sad as he could have had a great career reporting the news from a neutral objective.

August 04 2006 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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