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Governor Christie & NBC's Brian Williams Record Network Segment on Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Picture2Topic focused on obesity surgery first; hurricane recovery second

by Phil Stilton

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – In an unannounced visit here, Governor Chris Christie sat down on May 7th with NBC anchorman Brian Williams to talk about his ordeal as the Governor of a hurricane ravaged state.


The interview, recorded for Mr. Williams’ Rock Center variety news program, was conducted outside the Beachcomber Bar & Grill on the boardwalk, one of many businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy last October.


When aired on television the following week, much of the start of the nearly 11-minute segment instead revolved around laparoscopic gastric band surgery the governor had in February. The program host began the segment telling viewers he and NBC had planned to interview the governor for many months about the conditions of the hurricane ravaged state in which he presides, but the topic was quickly changed to the pop tabloid topic of the week…Read More

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