Showing posts with label NBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NBC. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NBC Anchor says "in Nevada 20 veterans a day commit suicide"

Nevada VA takes new approach to combat rampant veteran suicides
NBC 3 News Las Vegas
by John Treanor
July 15th 2018
“A veteran can walk into our facilities and seen, and if they say ‘I’m in crisis,’ they can see someone that day,” said Dr. Komanduri.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Suicide is still a serious problem plaguing our veterans. An average of 20 veterans take their own lives each day.

The alarming number of veteran suicides has been an ever-present shadow cast over our country. It’s a number that represents a sad fact in America.
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The sad fact in America is reporters do not seem to care enough to learn anything about this!

What is really alarming is when a reporter says that the "20 a day" veterans committing suicide are from Nevada! "Believe it or not" he really did say that.
Here is the clip!

If he blames the teleprompter, then he should have known better!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Williams SEAL Team 6 Story Falls Apart

Go to the link and watch the video. Slow it down and see how often Williams has his eyes shut or looking away. Never noticed that before, but then again, no one noticed any reason to doubt him, other than the people who were really there and tried to get everyone else to listen.
Did Brian Williams embed with SEAL Team 6?
By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
February 15, 2015
"Also, why SEAL Team 6 would want to thank Williams after the bin Laden raid is inexplicable as he had nothing to do with any element of it."

(CNN)Embattled NBC News anchor Brian Williams may have some more explaining to do.

On May 3, 2011, just two days after the daring U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Williams said on his NBC News show, "Now, people might be hearing about SEAL Team 6. I happen to have the great honor of flying into Baghdad with them at the start of the war."

With this statement Williams asserted that he was embedded with one of the most covert units in the U.S. military and flew with the SEALs into Iraq in March 2003 as the war there began.

When asked about this claim, a Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw told CNN:
"We do not embed journalists with that unit or any other unit that conducts counterterrorism missions. Bottom line -- no."

Could Williams have simply hitched a ride into Iraq with SEAL Team 6 outside of the formal embedding process? This seems quite unlikely. A SEAL officer told CNN, "That early in the conflict, there were only missions taking place, not bouncing between outstations."
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Brian Williams apologises for 'bungled' Iraq story

Brian Williams' apology leaves out key details of Iraq incident
Apologies by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams Wednesday for his false claim of being on a helicopter forced down by Iraqi rocket fire in 2003 left out key details and made misleading claims about his proximity to the incident, according to soldiers who were there at the time.
NBC’s Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest
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NBC's Brian Williams apologises for 'bungled' Iraq story - video
NBC News anchor Brian Williams apologises for a bungled tribute to an Iraq war veteran.

Williams retracts a story he told on air about coming under fire while traveling in a US army helicopter in Iraq in 2003.

Williams says he was not in the helicopter that took fire, but was travelling behind it. 'This was a bungled attempt to thank one special veteran and by extension our brave military,' he says

Monday, September 22, 2008



TREATMENT COURT -- Judge Russell: "It is my hope that other jurisdictions will use our experience to critically examine how they can better serve the veterans who come through the criminal courts."

NBC's "Today" show spotlights Veterans Treatment Court in Buffalo

Advocacy program is first in the nation


The national spotlight is shining on Buffalo City Judge Robert T. Russell Jr. and his Veterans Treatment Court, which started in January and is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

Last week, a camera crew from NBC’s “Today” show filmed the judge addressing the Bar Association of Erie County’s new ad hoc committee on legal issues involving veterans and service members.

Tuesday, the “Today” show will again film the judge and his staff in the courtroom at Buffalo City Court for the segment, which is expected to air in the near future.

Russell, working with area veteran organizations, the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, police agencies and mental health experts, initiated the vets court in response to a disproportionate number of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Six months of TV news and only 181 minutes of war news

June 23, 2008
Reporters Say Networks Put Wars on Back Burner
Getting a story on the evening news isn’t easy for any correspondent. And for reporters in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is especially hard, according to Lara Logan, the chief foreign correspondent for CBS News. So she has devised a solution when she is talking to the network.

“Generally what I say is, ‘I’m holding the armor-piercing R.P.G.,’ ” she said last week in an appearance on “The Daily Show,” referring to the initials for rocket-propelled grenade. “ ‘It’s aimed at the bureau chief, and if you don’t put my story on the air, I’m going to pull the trigger.’ ”

Ms. Logan let a sly just-kidding smile sneak through as she spoke, but her point was serious. Five years into the war in Iraq and nearly seven years into the war in Afghanistan, getting news of the conflicts onto television is harder than ever.

“If I were to watch the news that you hear here in the United States, I would just blow my brains out because it would drive me nuts,” Ms. Logan said.

According to data compiled by Andrew Tyndall, a television consultant who monitors the three network evening newscasts, coverage of Iraq has been “massively scaled back this year.” Almost halfway into 2008, the three newscasts have shown 181 weekday minutes of Iraq coverage, compared with 1,157 minutes for all of 2007. The “CBS Evening News” has devoted the fewest minutes to Iraq, 51, versus 55 minutes on ABC’s “World News” and 74 minutes on “NBC Nightly News.” (The average evening newscast is 22 minutes long.)
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Troops attacked in Mosul as NBC camera rolls

Iraqi insurgents attack during NBC interview
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Wednesday February 6, 2008
Mosul now more dangerous than two years ago, soldier says
As the war in Iraq largely slips from the front of Americans' minds, a new report from Mosul demonstrates the daily hardships and constant threat of attack still faced by US troops trying to pacify the country.
NBC's Richard Engel is in the middle of an interview with one member of the Army's 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment when their combat outpost in Mosul comes under attack. Engel and the soldier he is interviewing -- both outfitted in helmets and body armor -- flinch as the first bullets fly toward the makeshift base.
"It's clear the war here is as intense as ever," Engel says, narrating his piece.
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I know watching videos of combat at difficult to get through, but think of what they go through and endure it for their sake. If you are ever going to understand why so many end up with PTSD, you need to watch. I promise that I will never put up any video that is gory because of how many coming here have PTSD.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Soprano's Gandolfini takes on PTSD and the troops

James Gandolfini's Iraq documentary Sept. 5: Learn more about the HBO documentary that will be featured on tonight's Nightly News broadcast. "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini talks to Brian Williams about taking on a new role -- advocating for the wounded.
Today show

James Gandolfini returns to HBO with new documentary
Posted Jun 30th 2007 11:30AM

Filed under: Programming, Celebrities, The Sopranos
Remember that exclusive three-year deal that James Gandolfini signed with HBO last year? Well, it's finally bearing fruit in the form of a documentary that focuses on the wounded soldiers of the Iraq War.

Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq is Gandolfini's first post-Sopranos project for HBO as well as the first project from his new production company, Attaboy Films. The documentary, which will debut on Sunday, September 9, will focus on the new generation of wounded veterans who have returned from Iraq. Gandolfini, the documentary's executive producer, interviews ten of the wounded veterans who reveal their severe disabilities and their plans for the future.

This will be the third HBO Documentary Films production focusing on the Iraq War. The first, Baghdad ER, focused on the personnel of a Combat Support Hospital and won an Emmy and Peabody award. The second, Last Letters Home: Voices of American Troops from the Battlefields of Iraq, featured the letters of ten men and women killed in action over in the Middle East.
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From HBO
From Executive Producer James Gandolfini
Alive Day Memories
Home From Iraq
Premieres Sunday, September 9 at 10:30PM
In a war that has left more than 25,000 wounded,
ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ looks at a new generation of veterans. Executive Producer James Gandolfini interviews ten Soldiers and Marines who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities and their devotion to America. The documentary surveys the physical and emotional cost of war through memories of their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq.
Watch the entire ALIVE DAY MEMORIES special on beginning Sunday, September 9 at 11:30pm, immediately following the premiere.Watch the Entire Film-->
> Interview with Executive Producer James Gandolfini