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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
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????????
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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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To: ealgeone

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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To: Albion Wilde

I always thought Dana Carvey would fit right in on the Tonight Show...


21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:29 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: raccoonradio

Everytime I see that pic of him playing the sax I’m reminded of that awesome pic someone on Freep made of him playing the sax while the World trade center fell on 911. And you know what? I can’t find that pic anymore. Why? Because libs as usual have seen to it that every trace of it has been removed in preparation for Hitlerys grab for the White House. Look...Not one pic of 911 and the Clintons together, not even one pic of 911!! Put “Clinton” in the same sentence as “September 11th 2001” and you will find absolutely nothing connecting them. The fascists at Google pull this crap all the time.

https://www.google.com/search?q=911+clinton+playing+sax&espv=210&es_sm=119&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lDEGU—dHMSi0QGAl4CgAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1748&bih=1023#q=september+11th+2001+clinton+playing+sax&tbm=isch


22 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:17 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: DemforBush
I think what also hurt Arsenio Hall's show back in the 1990's was the fact it was a syndicated show, not one tied to a network. The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman succeeded because they were shown by a national network (NBC and CBS in the case I mentioned). Conan is doing okay because that show is on the TBS cable channel, a cable channel practically every cable/satellite system carries.
23 posted on 02/20/2014 8:55:20 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Arsenio should just be extremely happy he is even relevant enough to get his second chance in that venue.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 8:56:47 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: carriage_hill
He sucked back then and he still does.

The last time I gave my opinion about one of the brothers, a finicky admin, called me a racist and banned me for four days.

I will self delete my opinion {even though the black folks in my family don't think I'm a racist}.

Power corrupts, even the little itty bitty power of an administrator on blog.

25 posted on 02/20/2014 8:58:59 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Affirmative action for AH?


26 posted on 02/20/2014 8:59:02 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: xrmusn

Wanda Sykes was very funny on Curb Your Enthusiasm where all the women eventually end up yelling at Larry David. She gave me more laffs than Jerry Steinfeld ever did


27 posted on 02/20/2014 8:59:59 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: USS Alaska

It has nothing to do with the color of his skin, but rather then crappy, low-brow content of his character. Scum doesn’t improve with age, as some wines do.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 9:05:36 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This has been a long time ago so some details are a little fuzzy, but does anyone remember decades ago, on the Today show when Katie, Matt and Ann (I think) all had their dreams interpreted by a guest on the show? The next day, they all apologized for not including Al Roker and next thing you know, there is a whole segment on Al in a chair talking about his dream and getting it interpreted.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 9:16:52 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: raccoonradio

Gee! Arse’s chin is even longer than Jay’s!


30 posted on 02/20/2014 9:27:12 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hall’s current show set looks like Kmart.

His career high was playing Simi in Coming to America.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 9:44:12 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I saw him one night while flipping through the channels. I don't think he can be much worse then Fallon.
32 posted on 02/20/2014 10:59:29 AM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: dennisw

Wanda Sykes was very funny ...
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Still is but think she got the word on the BO jokes as the last few times I saw her on Leno she kept referring to the great job (however maybe a tone of sarcasm) BO was doing, we should all at least give him a chance AND I think she kind of ‘overplayed’ the fact she had a White Female as a significant other’. Husband or Wife????? I need a scorecard or something to figure ‘them’ people out.

Unlike Degenaris, Sykes is actually funny and has a good delivery so even though the ‘message’ is loud and clear, it is sometimes hard to distinguish if she is joking or lecturing.

IMNSHO, whenever Degenerate opens its mouth, it is a form of ‘in your face/lecture’...


33 posted on 02/20/2014 1:51:23 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: DannyTN

Arsenio Hall looks ill. Maybe he is a vegetarian...


34 posted on 02/20/2014 3:55:02 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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