Skip to comments.Reporterís bizarre on-air episode raises questions
Posted on 02/15/2011 1:14:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
One of the most memorable performances from Sunday night's Grammy broadcast was also one of the most terrifying: Serene Branson, an Emmy-nominated CBS entertainment reporter began speaking gibberish during the network's post-Grammy newscast. However, after initial fears that Branson may have suffered a stroke on-air, she is reportedly doing OK.
"She was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized," the CBS affiliate that employs Branson said in a statement posted late Monday on its website. "As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home. And while Serene says she is feeling better today, she wants us to know she followed-up with a visit to the doctor for some medical tests."
Nevertheless, the unfortunate incident, which went viral on YouTube Monday but has since been removed from the site, left viewers wondering what exactly happened, and whether they had indeed witnessed a stroke on the air. You can watch a video of the difficult moment here, courtesy of ABC News:
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Poor girl..looks like a seizure
It is a frightening video. Hope she’s ok.
It did remind me of the scene in “Bruce Almighty” where Bruce make his rival go goofy on air.
At one point, you can see genuine fear in her eyes. I hope she is really OK and this is a one-time occurrence.
Remember a couple of years ago that clip of a congressman having a stroke right in the middle of the interview? That was so disturbing. Never heard how he ended up.
It is interesting for me to see the responses to this story. Some have just all out made fun of her. I see no humor in it.IMO
Maybe she was auditioning for Keith Uberschmuck's old gig.
Paramedics are not MD’s.
She MUST go to a Doctor and find out what happened to her.
“She MUST go to a Doctor “
Yup. Cat scan/MRI time for sure.
My guess is that she was mixing pain pills with the firewater.
I got to see queen laquifa with the hair and the turd in the curd, but not this.
I don't believe they were ever successful.
Hope this wasn't someones test run to see if they finally had the technology working!
I must confess my sin.
When I first saw the video I laughed harder than I have laughed in years.
It’s not funny and I hope she goes to get a thorough check up.
The curbside check up in the back of a Los Angeles Dept Van van is not enough.
She MUST go to a Doctor
A week or so at Betty Ford should do the trick.
I cannot even watch it- hope it was a mild TIA and she gets treatment, and it is not a tumor
There is no humor in this for the victim and her loved ones. Let them be.
The rest of us are not involved in any manner, and have no interest in the outcome. We are the freeway looky loos!
Frankly, what occurred to me, who gave up on the idiot box a long time ago, is that anyone noticed - after all, what these talking heads spout at all times is gibberish anyway.
Bad drugs at a hollyweird award cermony? I am shocked.
I first read an account of the incident, then I heard the audio, and finally watched the video. When I first read about it, I had a similar thought to yours...no shortage of mind altering chemicals being passed around at the Grammys. Then when I heard it, her speech pattern sounded crisp, and her speech was not slurred, merely a mixture of nonsensical words. Finally when I saw the video, it was apparent by the look on her face that she was aware of the disconnect between what she was trying to say and what was coming out of her mouth. I've been around enough drunk, stoned and tripping people and this seemed (to me anyways) something apart from any of those.