Friday evening is the final episode of NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” the primetime newsmagzine that launched in late 2011. “Rock Center” was shuffled across multiple timeslots on multiple nights over the course of its one and a half year run, and never really found a groove.
For the final edition of the program, Harry Smith, Kate Snow, Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Chelsea Clinton will have reports, along with the final edition of the “Rock Bottom” segment with Williams himself. Details on those reports are in the rundown after the jump.
A wrap party for the show is set for next Wednesday, insiders tell us.
NBC announced that it would be canceling “Rock Center” right before its upfront presentation in May, and layoffs followed soon thereafter, although many staffers were able to be placed elsewhere in NBC News.
The rundown for the final “Rock Center”:
Some activists for the disabled are criticizing Goodwill for paying some of its workers far less than the minimum wage, while its executives earn hundreds of thousands of dollars. Harry Smith goes behind the scenes at Goodwill to investigate.
Undeterred by the tragedy visited upon her family as a result of the Boston marathon bombing, double amputee Celeste Corcoran, who we have been following since the horrific tragedy, is now taking her first steps on new prosthetics. Kate Snow tells her amazing tale of survival and renewal.
A rare look inside the community of about 300,000 Brooklyn Hasidic Jews whose members strive to keep out all secular influences- and remain isolated while living in the middle of America’s biggest city. But what happens when some of their followers want to see “what’s on the outside?” Dr. Nancy Snyderman follows the experiences of four people who left the community.
Chelsea Clinton asks fashion designer Stella McCartney about the benefits and challenges of having famous parents. Stella’s father, Sir Paul, explains why his daughter embraced vegetarianism at a young age, and today, uses no leather or fur in her fashions.
Brian Williams wraps up the broadcast with #ROCKBOTTOM.