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Last night, NBC’s Brian Williams anchored “Nightly News” from the NBC News Los Angeles bureau while he spends some time on the west coast this week.
Williams will receive the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism at Arizona State University tomorrow. While he’s out of town, NBC set things up for him to anchor “Nightly” from LA last night and from Phoenix tonight.
During his time in California, Williams taped an interview with Ellen Degeneres yesterday, which is airing today (4pmET in NYC). He will also appear on “Extra” tonight. On “Ellen,” Williams discussed his recent trip to Afghanistan and showed Degeneres how to eat an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat), telling her, “I schlepped this, an Afghan word, all the way from Kabul.” Screen grabs below.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews‘ made his long-awaited return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, and unlike last time, there was no inadvertent groping. Instead, Matthews’ was hands off and dance-free — until DeGeneres went in for the hug. “Thank you for being a good sport,” she said.
• As for the real interview, Matthews talked Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, the Bush administration, and he and DeGeneres toasted to President-elect Barack Obama‘s victory.
> SNL got one final round of political sketches in last night, including a portrayal of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews with Sen. Barack Obama. Check out the video.
> CNN’s Anderson Cooper was interviewed on Ellen DeGeneres‘ talk show today, and he explained “The Ellen Factor.” Check out the clip.
> In honor of Election Day, Nas, who is not a fan of Fox News, released a new song, with a shot at Sean Hannity. Click here to listen.