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Brian Williams Reads the News Through Fire Alarm (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 30th 2011 11:45AM

Few things are as awkwardly entertaining to watch as when live TV goes wrong. Tuesday night on 'NBC Nightly News,' a fire alarm went off in the middle of the broadcast as Brian Williams was reading a report about American Airlines' bankruptcy. Williams handled the distraction like a pro, pressing on to deliver the news over the noise. It was almost disappointing that he kept his composure and didn't melt-down into a "We'll do it live!" moment, but the video is still oddly hilarious to watch anyway.

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After 9/11 I think all the vetran newscasters know how to hold it together. They sort of remind me of the old days of NASA. "Houston, we have a problem," said so calm, cool, and collected butter wouldn't have melted in his mouth. :)

November 30 2011 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was amazed with his composure while things were spiraling out of his control and I think he deserves a special Emmy for remaining calm throughout the entire broadcast.

BRAVO Mr. Williams, BRAVO!

November 30 2011 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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