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Thread: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

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    Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?



     
    In case you don't realize the connection, his daughter will star in NBC's production of Peter Pan.

    Allison Williams to soar as Peter Pan on Thursday


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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    In many ordinary circumstances, yes. However, this is a corporate news station with duties to promote its corporate office's programming. With the corporate body, the station develops a "family" persona, so any connection between himself and his daughter (or for that matter, any internal NBC employee going on to be on another NBC program) is usually going to be seen as a net positive rather than a negative. You could tell by how often the incident was reported as an "aww" moment rather than a "ugh" moment.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?
    of course not. it's cute. beats the hell out of a lot of the negative bull****.

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    of course not. it's cute. beats the hell out of a lot of the negative bull****.
    In other journalistic enterprises (like the paper presses) they try to separate that by removing the ability for one employee to comment or do their job in the direct service of their family member's image, and so on.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Nothing wrong at all and that picture was adorable. I wouldn't even have minded if he got even more personal about it.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    In many ordinary circumstances, yes. However, this is a corporate news station with duties to promote its corporate office's programming. With the corporate body, the station develops a "family" persona, so any connection between himself and his daughter (or for that matter, any internal NBC employee going on to be on another NBC program) is usually going to be seen as a net positive rather than a negative. You could tell by how often the incident was reported as an "aww" moment rather than a "ugh" moment.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    In other journalistic enterprises (like the paper presses) they try to separate that by removing the ability for one employee to comment or do their job in the direct service of their family member's image, and so on.
    meh, it's a cute human interest story. if i have to spend the first half of dinner listening to bull**** about war, i sure don't mind seeing him be proud of his kid.

    i generally watch the nightly newscasts, though judging by the commercials, i'm not in the demographic. NBC Nightly is probably the best, and Williams does a good job. now if they could just shut down MSNBC, which is a stain on the NBC News legacy.

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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    meh, it's a cute human interest story. if i have to spend the first half of dinner listening to bull**** about war, i sure don't mind seeing him be proud of his kid.

    i generally watch the nightly newscasts, though judging by the commercials, i'm not in the demographic. NBC Nightly is probably the best, and Williams does a good job. now if they could just shut down MSNBC, which is a stain on the NBC News legacy.
    I'm not a fan of Nightly News, but this is more "inside baseball" ethics than it is a realistic demand for them to follow.
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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    I could honestly care less.


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    Re: Was NBC's Nightly News Anchor, Brian Williams, Wrong To Broadcast This?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post


     
    In case you don't realize the connection, his daughter will star in NBC's production of Peter Pan.

    Allison Williams to soar as Peter Pan on Thursday
    I guess I'm the only one confused that Peter Pan is a girl?

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