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Rock Center with Brian Williams

NBC TV series Rock Center with Brian Williams Network: NBC
Episodes: 76 (hour)
Seasons: Two

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.

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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.”
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Series Finale

Episode #76
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.

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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?

 

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H Scott June 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

I have followed Rock Center from the beginning. If I wasn’t around to watch it live always had it on the DVR! Too, Too bad. This was a much lighter take on news presentation and a welcome, welcome change. Often I might fast forward other parts of news, but rarely on this show. I was glad for some of the spots we didn’t know we needed to know!! Too bad not enough others felt the same way. Thanks Brian to you and all your staff that put it together. I don’t guess this is one that will be picked up by another network! :(

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Pat Mays May 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Loved the show and Harry Smith! Truely hate to hear it was cancelled. Also sorry you moved it to Friday night opposite of Blue Bloods. Why do ya’ll do that to two good shows?

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Towana Fuqua October 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I just want to know if Romney is going to get free prime time air space next week since Obama is getting that luxury tonight?
The same thing happened on Jay Leno last night!
Why does the media lean toward the liberals and not give the conservatives a fair chace to speak in the same setting without opposition?
This is not a very “democratic” way to do things!

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