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Reporterís bizarre on-air episode raises questions
Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abc; cbs; gibberish; goodmorningamerica; grammys; jesseweinberger; kcbs; keithblack; nancysnyder; nbc; news; reporter; serenebranson; stroke; today; youtube
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1 posted on 02/15/2011 1:14:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Poor girl..looks like a seizure


2 posted on 02/15/2011 1:14:52 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 1:15:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At one point, you can see genuine fear in her eyes. I hope she is really OK and this is a one-time occurrence.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 1:16:36 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: RnMomof7

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.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 1:18:09 PM PST by DManA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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


6 posted on 02/15/2011 1:18:48 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Serene Branson, an Emmy-nominated CBS entertainment reporter began speaking gibberish during the network's post-Grammy newscast.

Maybe she was auditioning for Keith Uberschmuck's old gig.

7 posted on 02/15/2011 1:20:29 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Paramedics are not MD’s.

She MUST go to a Doctor and find out what happened to her.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 1:21:23 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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“She MUST go to a Doctor “

Yup. Cat scan/MRI time for sure.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 1:22:54 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: DManA
Evan Baxter (Steve Carell)
10 posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:05 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My guess is that she was mixing pain pills with the firewater.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:05 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: NoLibZone
I agree, if she had a mild stroke, it might not affect her vital signs at all.
12 posted on 02/15/2011 1:24:00 PM PST by Husker24
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
My wife demanded the control of the teevee to watch that nonsense, and I doze off when this happens.

I got to see queen laquifa with the hair and the turd in the curd, but not this.

Thanks.

13 posted on 02/15/2011 1:24:11 PM PST by mmercier
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Back in the 50’s the Russians (and probably us for that matter) played around with bombarding people's heads with directed radio waves to see if they could cause confusion or disorientation.

I don't believe they were ever successful.

Hope this wasn't someones test run to see if they finally had the technology working!

14 posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:01 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: ColdOne

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.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:01 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: dynachrome

“She MUST go to a Doctor “

A week or so at Betty Ford should do the trick.


16 posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:58 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I cannot even watch it- hope it was a mild TIA and she gets treatment, and it is not a tumor


17 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:00 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: ColdOne

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.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: trumandogz

Bad drugs at a hollyweird award cermony? I am shocked.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:20 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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"My guess is that she was mixing pain pills with the firewater."

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.

20 posted on 02/15/2011 1:29:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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