Gotta Watch: News making news
NBC's "Nightly News" host Brian Williams experiences a fire alarm in the studio
November 30th, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Gotta Watch: News making news

As a journalist, the goal is to never become part of the story. The same goes for reporters and anchors.. deliver the news, but do not become the news. This becomes impossible when the studio you’re working at has other plans in store. From overhead fires to false alarms, you Gotta Watch these studio slip-ups.

False fire alarm- A journalist who's taken on world leaders and reported from battlefields may have had his toughest assignment yet. During last night's "NBC Nightly News" broadcast, anchor Brian Williams was live in the studio when the fire alarm kept going off.  What's most impressive, the veteran anchorman wasn't even fazed.

Lights, camera, evacuation? – During a live newscast out of the Headline News studios, two anchors decided to evacuate their seats due to a fire. A light bulb exploded above their heads and caught fire as they were doing a live show. Check out these anchors doing their best to stay safe as they experienced technical difficulties.


Video Vault: Bad week bloopers-A classic piece from CNN’s Jeanne Moos fits perfectly with today’s Gotta Watch. See news anchors blaming teleprompters for their oops and others thinking they weren’t on camera.

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  1. draxta

    I find it amazing how news anchors and reporters can shove a mic in the face of a person who has experienced some tragic event and ask; "how do you feel?", yet when a fire breaks out on set, which to me is better than the news that was being reported, they have to break away to a commercial. Stupid!

    November 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Grothnar, Troll King

    Oh Brian, you silly, silly man!

    November 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    If any of you HAD watched it, he said it was a different floor and it was under control.

    November 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
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