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Brian Williams Gets Interrupted by 30 Rock Fire Drill

The Set

Two questions about last night's fire drill at NBC's New York headquarters, 30 Rockefeller Plaza:

1. What genius scheduled a fire drill at 6:30 PM, exactly when Brian Williams anchors the live broadcast of the "NBC Nightly News"?

2. How long can said genius live on his or her savings now that he or she has almost certainly been fired for scheduling a fire drill at 6:30 PM, exactly when Brian Williams anchors the live broadcast of the "NBC Nightly News"?

Here, via The Daily What, is video of the broadcast opening.

And here's Williams soldiering on like the true pro he is, as the fire alarm gets harder and harder to ignore.

Mind you, as Dan Fienberg of HitFix.com Tweeted, given NBC's current troubles, there is a greater marvel than the fact of this screw-up occurring on live TV: "It's funny a fire alarm went off during NBC Nightly News. Even funnier enough people were watching an NBC show to notice."