November 8, 2000
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Take this quiz if you listened to Dan Rather babble in the early morning hours.
posted by gluechunk (7 comments total)
...also, was anyone watching Peter Jennings when a tiny fire broke out on the set?
posted by gluechunk at 3:13 PM on November 8, 2000

ted koppel sounded like he was high last night .. every 5 or 10 minutes he'd turn to one of his co-hosts and say "do you realize that the president has already been elected and we're just waiting for the results to come in? the american people have already elected the president, we just don't know who it is"...
posted by sudama at 4:36 PM on November 8, 2000

I keep hearing about Rather's antics, but didn't catch them. Is anyone aware of a transcript (at least of the better bits)?

I'm reminded of Peter Jennings broadcasting for something like 24 hours straight to cover New Years 2000 all over the globe. By the end of it, he was wandering around the studio while talking, peering out the windows obsessively, and blinking very slowly.
posted by tingley at 4:39 PM on November 8, 2000

Hee hee! Rather made a 'Trigger' analogy this morning that cracked me up. I doubt that most people under the age of fifty or so would have gotten it.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 8:03 PM on November 8, 2000

From last night, in reference to how close the race was: "Tighter than a rusty bolt on a '55 Ford".
posted by inviolable at 8:08 PM on November 8, 2000

Anyone have that well-blogged link that involved Rather making a crack about all the "high-grade dope" at the [some news program] closing party.
posted by EngineBeak at 8:38 PM on November 8, 2000

Okay, okay, it was Tom Brokaw. Nebbermine.
posted by EngineBeak at 8:43 PM on November 8, 2000

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