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NBC’s Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall
Mediaite ^ | 2/20/14

Posted on 02/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Arsenio Hall is one of the most enduring names in late night history, and so he was more than a little P.O.ed that his name was excluded in an NBC report on the late night wars and Jimmy Fallon‘s ascendancy. Hall called out Brian Williams for his exclusion, and Williams apologized on the air tonight for the oversight.

One key objection of Hall’s was the following graphic showing nine of the big names in late night that he wasn’t included in.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; bias; dopeydems; nbcnews; racism; snub; tv
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Brian Williams must be racist.

By the way, wasn't it FOX that was the first network to put a BLACK MAN ON HIS OWN LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW????????

1 posted on 02/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Libertarian talk radio host, the late David Brudnoy used to call him Asskissio :)


2 posted on 02/20/2014 8:16:33 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s right, Arsenio used to do late night. I think I saw him twice back in the 80’s. Things that make you go “hmmmm”.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 8:19:10 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: SoFloFreeper

arsenio is still on the air???


4 posted on 02/20/2014 8:19:36 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SoFloFreeper

if this list were made back in the 90s, then i can see Arsenio expecting to be on it... but today? i do not think there are a lot of people who even realize that he is hosting a late night talk show again...


5 posted on 02/20/2014 8:23:59 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: DannyTN; EagleOne
That’s right, Arsenio used to do late night.

he has a show now... again... who knew?

6 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:50 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Enduring?

please


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:25:33 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: raccoonradio

I used to call him Arse Hole.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:11 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The man was just trying to keep him down.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:57 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not to put to fine a point on things, but Arsenio’s heyday is long, long, gone. His new/revived show is barely a blip on the ratings charts, and has already undergone some major rewrites/recasts, bad signs for a show that only dates back to September 2013, and was supposed to recapture the glory of 20 years ago.

BTW, Interestingly (or not), there is still the theory floating out there that Hall’s first show was cancelled because of racism. One of Hall’s agents/spokespeople said that right after the show was pulled. The basis of the charge being Hall’s decision to give almost an entire hour to interviewing Louis Farrakhan in 1993.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 8:32:04 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Sax maniac

11 posted on 02/20/2014 8:36:07 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: SoFloFreeper

By the way, wasn’t it FOX that was the first network to put a BLACK MAN ON HIS OWN LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW????????
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Hall been around for awhile —he was Joan Rivers replacement in ‘87 on Fox and got his own Paramount Syndicated show in ‘89..It was on the Hall show that WJC played the Sax (I just looked that up).

Fox gave Wanda Sikes a Late Night Spot when BO first got elected.

One of her opening skit or two lines was

“I gave this guy 20 bucks and I want a return on my investment — NOW!’

and

‘He better do right, IF he screws up it will be another hundred years before they recognize a black man for anything’.

Or words to that effect....


12 posted on 02/20/2014 8:36:13 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: raccoonradio

Wrong finger.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 8:37:39 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did Arsenio apologize for his lame-ass show?


14 posted on 02/20/2014 8:40:32 AM PST by montag813
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Arsenio Hall to Brian Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u0d1U1OAEc


15 posted on 02/20/2014 8:41:23 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: SoFloFreeper

FWIW, I didn’t know Arsenio Hall had a show, either.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:00 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Wrong finger...again
*snickering*...

17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: montag813

Yep. What was hip and edgy 20 years ago is merely sad today.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:44:21 AM PST by wbill
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To: SoFloFreeper

I loved Arsenio’s show. He was and remains a very upbeat person. He was great on Celebrity Apprentice a couple of seasons ago, too.

And in terms of comedy gold, little will ever top Dana Carvey’s impression of Arsenio Hall and Johnny Carson intermingled in one person. It was side-splitting.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:45:10 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: montag813

He sucked back then and he still does.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 8:45:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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