Episodes: 76 (hour)
TV show dates: October 31, 2011 — June 21, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Reporters include: Brian Williams (anchor), Harry Smith, Kate Snow, Ted Koppel, Meredith Vieira, Richard Engel, Nancy Snyderman, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Chelsea Clinton, and Natalie Morales.
TV show description:
Hosted by Brian Williams, this news program is produced in the Rockefeller Center’s Studio 3B — the same space as NBC Nightly News (which Williams anchors), and formerly The Today Show.
Each episode of the TV series highlights several news and feature stories. Williams presents the stories, often in conjunction with the story’s reporter.
Prior to the show’s premiere, the network announced, “The live broadcast will be built around the day’s biggest and most interesting events, meaningful and in-depth stories, and timely newsmaker interviews. In addition to the innovative primetime television program, there will be a groundbreaking, constantly evolving on-line edition of the magazine. Provocative, illuminating and agenda-setting – the hour will not only focus on who and what America is talking about, but will also introduce them to the people and the topics that they will be talking about.”
Reports from Brian Williams, Harry Smith, Kate Snow, Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Chelsea Clinton.
Some activists for the disabled are criticizing Goodwill for paying some of its workers far less than the minimum wage, while its executives earn hundreds of thousands of dollars. Harry Smith goes behind the scenes at Goodwill to investigate.
Undeterred by the tragedy visited upon her family as a result of the Boston marathon bombing, double amputee Celeste Corcoran, who we have been following since the horrific tragedy, is now taking her first steps on new prosthetics. Kate Snow tells her amazing tale of survival and renewal.
A rare look inside the community of about 300,000 Brooklyn Hasidic Jews whose members strive to keep out all secular influences — and remain isolated while living in the middle of America’s biggest city. But what happens when some of their followers want to see “what’s on the outside?” Dr. Nancy Snyderman follows the experiences of four people who left the community.
Chelsea Clinton asks fashion designer Stella McCartney about the benefits and challenges of having famous parents. Stella’s father, Sir Paul, explains why his daughter embraced vegetarianism at a young age, and today, uses no leather or fur in her fashions.
Brian Williams wraps up the broadcast with #ROCKBOTTOM.
First aired: JUne 21, 2013.
What do you think? Do you like the Rock Center with Brian Williams TV series? Are you sorry that it won’t be around for a third season?