tv The 11th Hour With Brian Williams MSNBC October 4, 2021 11:00pm-12:00am PDT
let's episode of defendant can your internet do that? trump is almost a certainty that donald trump will be put under oath, in these lawsuit, before the end of the year. according to manhattan real. today all depositions must be completed by december 23rd. that includes donald trump's deposition. that's tonight's last word, the 11th hour brian williams starts now. >> good evening once again, day 258 of the biden administration. that sound you heard earlier today, that was life in america without facebook. you also might have heard the sound of mark zuckerberg, losing about seven billion dollars in the course of just today. by one estimate. that's because facebook, instagram and whatsapp, all
stopped working for most of the day. three billion customers worldwide, unable to access any of, it shares of facebook down 5% in just one day, timing here was curious, because it was just hours after a facebook whistle blower, broke her silence on 60 minutes, saying its products are harmful to our children, and harmful to our democracy. francis haugen walk out of her facebook job with thousands of documents, promptly week to the wall street journal, she'll testify tomorrow morning before congress, after she agreed to blow her, cover and tell her story last night. >> one of the consequences of how facebook is picking up that content today, is it is optimizing for content that gets engagement. a reaction. but its own research is showing, that content that is hateful, that is divisive, that is polarizing, it's easier to inspire people to anger, than it is to other emotions, facebook has realized, that if
they change the algorithm to be safer, people will spend less time and the, say the click on less, adds though make less money. facebook over and over again has shown it chooses profit over safety. it is subsidizing, it's paying for its profits with their safety. >> facebook has responded, and you can make of this which you wish, their statement says in part, quote, every day our teams have to balance protecting the ray of billions of people, to express themselves openly with the need to keep our platform is safe and positive place. we continue to make significant improvements to tackle the spread of misinformation and harmful content, to suggest we encourage bad content and do nothing is just not true. in her opening statement tomorrow, she will urge senators to regulate the company, saying, quote when we realized tobacco companies are hiding the harms it cause, the government took action. when we figured out cars were safer with seatbelts, the government took action. i implore you to do the same
here. the senate is now also the scene of another drama, a battle to keep the u.s. from going into default, before the october 18th deadline. exactly two weeks from today, well it used to be a virtually automatic vote, not anymore. and now with mcconnell and his republicans voting as a block today, the president called out the gop in fact. >> defaulting on the day, will lead to self inflicted wound that takes our economy over a cliff. and wrist jobs in retirement savings. social security benefits, salaries for service members, benefits for veterans. not only are republicans refusing to do their job, they're threatening to use their power, their power, to prevent us from doing our job. saving the economy from a catastrophic event. as soon as this week, your savings in your pocket, could be directly impacted by this republican stunt. >> mcconnell sent a letter to
biden this morning, essentially blaming democratic leaders, pelosi and schumer for the delay. but schumer insists his party is trying to move forward quickly. >> we will need to get a bill extending the debt ceiling to the presidents desk by the end of this week. we aren't asking republicans to vote yes, even though it's death that they incurred. we are simply asking, that they get out of the way. >> and the whales pointed out this is to pay the bills that republicans ran up. >> this is their day. they chalked up themselves. this is a period of time where we can easily solve, this in the next two days. and easily do, that through allowing democrats to be the adult in the room, despite the fact that republicans spent like drunken sailors over the last four years, before president biden took office. >> meanwhile there's encouraging news tonight about the latest surge in virus infections, cbc reporting new
cases are indeed down, 13% compared to the previous week. >> we are seeing a turnaround, diminution in cases, in hospitalization, and i fully expect, if we keep going in the direction in cases, that the decimal start coming down. >> and johnson & johnson says it intends to ask the fda this week, to authorize a booster shot of expect scene. about 15 million americans received the j&j single dose vaccine. later in this hour, we will ask a doctor how soon that booster authorization, could be in place, and with that, let's bring in our starting line on this monday night, phil rucker pulitzer prize-winning senior washington correspondent for the washington post. coauthor with carole from the new york times bestseller, i alone can fix. it donald j trump's catastrophic final year. and a veteran waters --
associate writer -- and the veteran technology and business journalist, a contributing opinion writer at the new york times. host of the times podcast called sway. and in her spare time, she also hosts the podcast, called pivot, with our friend scott galloway. good evening and welcome to you. our kara because of today's news, i'd like to start with you. the raiders steven king, i just saw on twitter before we came on the, air noted that the three evening newscasts, all lead with the facebook outage, he said it was the definition of addiction. i would also argue this, goes to national policy, it goes to things like possible regulation. it goes to an attack on democracy. and so on. but with that in mind, and noting you know more about facebook than perhaps second only to mark zuckerberg, do you think today, do you think the
aftermath of this whistleblower, the argument she makes in the documents she presents, is this different one than what they faced in the past? >> it's always different, right. every time facebook gets in one of these, gyms and they've gotten into tons of, them they seem to get out of. it they have nine lives, ten lives, 12 lives. i'm not sure, even though they're stocking down today, which was for lots of different reasons including the, outage they never seem to pay for doing what they do. over the many years. now i do think, a whistleblower, who is from the inside, carrying papers and documents, out is much stronger than anything that they faced before. and their response has been extraordinarily defensive. and that steamy erode, no one is accusing them of creating, heyer causing the insurrection. we are accusing them of using their platform which is enormous, to amplify and weaponize hit. that's very different. but very serious. and so i don't know, we will see what congress will do.
, congress has done nothing, regulators in the united states have done nothing, over the many years, in the many abuses. i don't expect them to do anything yet, until i see it. >> and yet, though rucker hating on facebook, seems like a truly bipartisan issue. especially at a time when the administration is looking for any kind of distraction from things like, oh i don't know, the debt limit. and the presidents agenda. >> it could be brian. what we have seen, in the evolution of the criticism of facebook over the past few years. is it's gone from election interference in these issues of democracy, street into peoples homes. we're talking now about body image issues for teenage girls for example. that's something that hits home for a lot of voters, around the country. and could create potentially some pressure on elected representatives here in washington. but you are a to point out, that even as this facebook
story is a huge story tonight, even as the testimony will be tomorrow on capitol hill, the focus of so many lawmakers, especially the legislative leaders, will be on the debt ceiling showdown. october 18 is coming close. we are already seeing jitters on wall street. and among big business about the possibility that the u.s. could default, later this month, president biden said he couldn't even rule it out. that the u.s. would avoid default. that is a very serious admission, and i think a statements you have broken our political system is right here right now. in washington. >> and i've said it's potentially a bipartisan issue, but i do want to make a distinction in my question to you. how do republicans, approach facebook? i know it's invoked for their party, to tweet out attacks on big tech. but when you think about, it for some of them, it's an insurrection information
delivery system. let's face. >> right, what's interesting, is there has been a push from both sides, not a broad, push but from senators josh hawley and senators warren and others. who are very diametrically opposed, and every other issue, to try to rein in, big tech and they focused a lot, they've trained a lot of their -- it's just that now, in this environment. it's very hard to see, that they would form a united front and a bipartisan coalition. and take on this very very challenging task, of regulating these platforms. that say they are not publishers. and they need to protect free speech. and, that on two sides of this very polarized congress, you would see some kind of
cooperation on this issue. i imagine also, you mentioned the insurrection. this will be a common issue, of whether this is focused on people, who came to defend democracy at the capitol on january six. and become part of the narrative, the big lie. and trutherism. it's discouraging. this reckoning for facebook, it's long overdue. but it's very hard to see, that it actually ends up in any material change. i don't, think although there are very smart minds in congress, who have ideas about how to regulate facebook and the other platforms, that they have the will to reach across the aisle and actually do something, that could get passed into law. indeed, our friend in your audio partner sky, was on another network tonight and he was wondering, if this is not a kind of potential, possible,
crucible moment for facebook, he invoked the example, of mothers against drunk driving. we all knew the risks and the horrors of driving drunk, but not until, parents coalesced and brought only the attention they can, i suppose, if enough parents say, we've seen instagram, everyone is skinnier. happier, wealthier that we seem to be. their puppies are better looking, they take fantastic vacations. it is wrong for our kids, in so many ways as their brains are developing. >> you know i don't, know he said that today on our show. he calls it mothers against a market share. i don't quite understand, but i don't think that's going to be the case. i don't disagree with. them i think this company is shown to be very deaths catering out of problems whether it's pushing up to
former president trump or finally to active that we had no idea what was going on. and what's interesting is president biden's brought together a few people, who will possibly be in the justice department an antitrust. that's very powerful. but they have to get something done. and the only way that they can get something done, is through the courts. the courts have shown themselves very in need of more legislation. so everything rests with the legislature. and in europe, and in new zealand, in australia. they've all shown, and canada, they've all shown a means to getting to this. but here in this country, where these companies are located, our legislators, i don't know if you can guess how much legislation covers the internet brian. how much do you think? how much you do? imagine i read as much as i should for my job. not much i'm guessing is the setup here. >> zero, there is no
legislation. there is none. there is one piece of legislation that protects them and gives them immunity. so we don't have adequate data protection laws, for the internet. we do not have a national privacy bill. we don't have an anti-acting bill. you can go on and on, on a lot of things. and so until we have just one piece of legislation that controls these companies. we are going to have the same outcome. and we are out there, whatever they feel like doing, we are going to have to do. and the only power is the federal government government to deal with. this and we will see what they do. >> so philip rucker, back to politics and the president you cover for a living. some democrats are concerned that the lack of a sales job for the biden agenda, other democrats are concerned that the object lack of kind of anger and emotion behind what they need to pass. as far as you measure, what is the level of concern right
about now, with the clock ticking in the west wing. ? >> brian, there is a great amount of concern throughout the democratic party and there is also growing distrust, from different sides of the democrat. we because of the inability to get the biden bill back better agenda passed in some sort of fashion. we are seeing progressives turn against the moderates, and chiefly two of them, senator joe manchin and senator christian cinema from arizona, now the latest reporting from capitol hill is that there is a consensus now among democrats. that they are the target for the democrat and that larger package is going to go down substantially, from three and a half trillion to somewhere to 2.5 to we -- remember joe manchin wanted to be in that two trillion dollar range or below. there's negotiations are ongoing but they are still at this hour amount to be any consensus among democrats to
say nothing but attracting support, from any republican voters for this package. and that is the cause of concern for white house. for president biden, and president harris as we look ahead to next year. the campaign year, when the democratic majority and the congress are going to be on the line and up for grabs. and the democrats want to have something big, a big ticket item to say that they got done with the majorities that they governed a confidently and effectively. and delivered for the voters back home, and without passing this build back better agenda they are not going to have that big ticket item to run on. >> we a b stoddard, games of chicken are always dangerous because as the title implies they need one person to be chicken, whether it is a dark country road at high speeds at night or whether it's mitch mcconnell value to not just one republican vote, for the debt ceiling. what is the danger of his gambit here, and do you take
him at his word? >> brian, i said last week that the democrats believe mitch mcconnell, and they still do. what they will do is try to push through a democrat-only wean bill if it faces the republican filibuster will get more pressed and more rhetoric, but ultimately the democrats will find a way to do this on their own. and they know that he does not care if he is called a hypocrite or anything else. and they are not going to breach the debt limit. they are also going to pass both of these bills. i think we saw an interesting unforeseen development last week in that. well senator manchin and senator sinema, in the scope of this social welfare program they the progressives were able to basically, with the help of the white house sidelines and roll nancy pelosi.
ultimately president joe biden, ruled the speaker, and that is something that the majority of the democratic conference did not expect. and so that is why we did not see a vote, even though she held the legislative calendar into thursday to friday. from one month to the next. and the space of a vote from friday, she saw the president come up and actually side against her. we so this is just as, joe manchin it created a lot of distress, a lot of anger. i still think they got it done. i don't know when it will be. it will be by october 31. but in the end, it will be what senator manchin and sinema, determine interns of size and scope. and i do believe that both of the bills are going to get past. >> with great thanks to our starting line on this monday night, to philip rucker, a b stoddard, kara swisher, think you three of you for starting off our conversation tonight.
coming up for us, after our first break, he accuses mitch mcconnell's destroying the senate when he was there by abusing the filibuster. i'll franken on the senate standoff we are facing today. and later, after a day of mixed messaging on holiday travel, some answers and advice from a leading expert on this virus. , and on this pandemic of ours. all of it as the 11th hour is just getting underway, on this monday night. hydrates better than the $400 cream. majority days have stopped
debt limit. we gave them a roadmap. and three months notice. i'll suggest that our colleagues get moving. >> again, all of that spoken with a straight face. the senate expected to vote again this week to suspend the debt ceiling, and the vote is again expected to fail because mitch mcconnell's republicans continue to block it. politico is reporting on schumer's gamble this way. quote, democrats are betting that the needed republican senators will eventually cave in in order to stave off an imperiled economic disaster. which could hit in as little as two weeks. but the gop refuses to fold, democrats are running out of time to remedy the crisis on their own. great night to have back with us former minnesota democratic senator, al franken. who these days have the good fortune to host the podcast bearing his name. hey senator, what do you make
of this mcconnell threat. are they really going to sit it out? and are the democrats doing enough, getting angry enough, making enough noise? >> he is going to sit it out. as you said, before the commercial, i said he has destroyed the senate. they did that -- he did more filibusters of executive nominees during obama. then done in the previous history of the country. and this is just him being ruthless. merrick garland was that. we have to start doing that. one, we are going to have to start doing this. it would be insane to default. absolutely insane. we can't do it. the dollars, the default currency, the world, we can't let it not be. so, it will happen. i have confidence to say that we will step in there, and mitchell do exactly what he
says. but we will have to start being as ruthless as him. for example, the freedom to vote act which was negotiated by a -- amy klobuchar, joe manchin and others. but we need to pass it because they logistics shores and they pass these voting bills and passed bills in states that say that the state legislature can overturn the results. that is kind of what trump wanted them to do last year. we cannot allow that to happen. joe manchin says he will not get rid of the filibuster. but we can modify it. and we have a plan to do that instead of 60 votes to stop the filibuster, you need 41 to substation a filibuster. and 41 senators have to show up
on the floor. and they have to stay there. they need 41, and they have to debate. it's a talking filibuster. they have 50, they can go back and forth. but the average senator can only be off the floor, the republican senator can only be off the floor for five hours. and it will not last. more >> but to your call to action from your fellow democrats, you know better than most people, the cultural difference between the parties. democrats have always been and continued to be culturally skewed toward student council presidents. increasingly whole foods and electric cars enthusiasts. as rick wilson famously said, democrats bring a soup ladle to a gunfight. meantime, you're up against stone cold killers. >> yes, well we have to stop it. we have to be stone cold killer's. and, by the way, i believe i
agree with a b stoddard, this is exactly how it's going to be done. she describes it perfectly. on the voting right, this is a next system shull threat to our democracy. if we lose our democracy, we lose everything. so we have to pass this bill. and you can carve out and say for elections that this is our democracy. we can carve that out and past that with 51 votes. or you can do what i'm talking about, which would restore the filibuster to what it was. which is something that is rare when the minority occurred about something. and i would love for them to debate these voting laws in the states. i would love to hear the debate on why you can't hand somebody water in a line. who's been waiting in line,
who's still waiting for hours to vote. >> i'd show up for that debate to. >> yeah. >> if memory serves you served with manchin but not with sinema. what mentioned do you make with the u.s. senate? >> nichols was much more refined. joe i know very well. i think that there is stuff that he proposed in the last few days that are good things. for example, getting rid of tax and carried interest as capital gains. we are going to get there. sinema, was very helpful on the bipartisan infrastructure package. she is going to get there. they have to get there. and we have to start.
there are so many great things in these packages. the medicare negotiating for pharmaceuticals. we paid three times as much for the same pharmaceuticals as europe. and that is because the biggest purchaser of pharmaceuticals in our country can't negotiate. all their governments negotiate. that is ridiculous. child tax credit reduced poverty by half of the biggest middle working class, lowest income tax cut in the history of the country. people like the elements. we have to start talking about with the elements are, and not call it the reconciliation package. >> well let's call this segment a blueprint, any call to action from a guy who knows from the u.s. senate, because he's been. there al franken, friend of this broadcast. thank you very much for joining us. coming up for us. new reporting on how the january six committee is racing
he will probably have some pretty draconian policies that will won. -- >> two and now the washington post reports about donald trump 's to holding off on a 24 announcement. some of his advisers were concerned the democrats my uses announcement in their effort to frame the midterm elections around his candidacy, potentially boosting their own turnout and hampering his plans if republicans fall short next year. we have two friends back with us tonight, to talk about all of. it al franken veteran at the obama campaign and susan del percio, msnbc political analyst and political strategist herself. good evening and welcome back to you both. cornell belcher, let's start with you and maybe there is a quick way to dispense it this topic and this guy. do you buy the post reporting and the reasoning as to why the top trump out of announcing early? >> i do, but it's kind of ironic that trump announcing that he is going to run for
president again would somehow be a hindrance to republicans. if the guy that you want to be at the top of your ticket is problematic for you at the top of your ticket. maybe you should think about whether or not it's a good idea for him to in fact run again. but i do think they are right. trump announcing would reenergizing that 7 million plus of americans who know the difference between his coalition and biden's coalition. and sort of energize a whole of rim erica, do not want to see trumpism. in the white house or, in power again. but also part of this, brian, it's the moment that trump announces that he is running for president again it becomes really problematic for all of the other republicans who are quite frankly angling for that office as well.
>> yes, nikki haley so desperate to be held that she came out in the last 24 hours against vaccine mandates. susan del percio, speaking of trumpism, how ugly with the one six committee get before it is over. and as a percentage of what they want, how much will they get from these witnesses? >> i think that they are going to get a lot more than they did from the impeachment hearings. mostly because a lot of people are afraid of criminal charges being brought up against them if they do not comply with the subpoenas. and trump is no longer in office, and they know that trump will not be loyal to them. will not cover for them. will not pay for their legal bills. so people are going to come forward. when it comes to trump specifically that is going to be, certainly, a challenge. i do not see people being there for him. knowing that he won't be there
for him when they need it. >> and, cornell belcher, listening to wait till people learn what is in these bills. the biden agenda is contained in. and that is a criticism actually of the messaging. why don't people understand what they are going to get, how their lives are going to be improved and enriched? where is the barnstorming? where is the pr campaign? biden is going to michigan. but that leaves 49 other states that have not seen an itemized list of what's bridges are going to get blown up and build back. and what people are going to be served. >> well the short answer, brian, is that democrats are really good at government, but they are really bad at messaging. and that is nothing new. the guy i once worked for, obama. a lot of the stuff that he was
putting forward is really popular. including the ac a, which now is above water. and people really want to keep aca. but the time that the messaging was off. politics one one, if you are explaining the process, you are losing. and to a certain extent, democrats have been really bad at explaining the process. even the ideal right now, if you look at the headlines, all the headlines are talking about democrats cannot figure out how to avoid the debt ceiling crisis. none of the stories are quite frankly about mitch mcconnell filibustering the process story. my criticism would be simply this, it would be that, ryan, in the end it is not about the debt ceiling, it is not about whether it is going to tuck child credit. we have to get bigger than that. i think to rally americans, the next election should really be about what the former senator
was talking about, the bigger ideals. do you want democracy? do you suburban mom, what does the future of your students look like. there is no longer democracy. there are bigger more profound, more fundamental values that play in the next couple of elections right now. and i think that that is a simpler tax for democrats to try and mess around them to get into all the details and policy positions off some of these bills. that is not to say that we should not do some of it. but i think we've got to get bigger for the moment, then simply talking about child tax credit. >> susan del percio, as someone like you who knows all the mechanics of this, and literally how a bill becomes law. does schumer have any cards to play on something like the debt ceiling that we do not know about, or that we aren't smart enough to be talking about? >> he is the majority leader
brian, of course he has cards to play. i sometimes wonder if he gets his roles confused with mitch mcconnell. mitch mcconnell seems to be calling the shots in the senate. along with kyrsten sinema and joe manchin. but schumer knew as long as the president, months ago, that mitch mcconnell was not going to help them at all. as a matter of fact, he said that he was going to get in the way of their agenda wherever possible. so the fact that he has done nothing, should not be a surprise. you do not play chicken with mitch mcconnell. he sees this as a political gain, and he seized chuck schumer as being a weak majority leader. and when he sees weakness, he pounces. so yes, chuck schumer can do a lot. but it does not seem like he is willing to. or maybe the president does not want him to. but boy, should he step up his game. >> i do not know much susan, but your comment just now
should be clipped off and plead all day during programming tomorrow, because they are important. and there is a verb for what we are seeing and that is the charlie browning of the democratic party. cornell belcher, susan del percio, two friends of this broadcast with our thanks on this monday night. coming up after briefly being compared to the grinch. doctor fauci tries to set the record straight about holiday gathering this winter.
would be in good shape as we get into the winter would be to get more and more people vaccinated. that was misinterpreted as my saying, we cannot spend christmas without families. with this absolutely not the case. i encourage people particularly the vaccinated people who are protected to have a good normal christmas with their family. >> doctor fauci, who yesterday
warned it's too soon to know how covid will impact holiday gatherings, forced into a little bit of damage control today. tonight, new infections are on a steady decline. there have been no similar decline however in the death toll. an experts warn that a winter surge is still possible. it is a lot. so we are happy to help back with us doctor céline gounder, professor of medicine and infectious disease seizes at the nyu hospital and bellevue hospital new york. she is part of the panel that income the new biden administration transition team. she also importantly host a weekly podcast on the impact of the pandemic, called epidemic. so doctor, let's put it this way, if you are putting together a pamphlet so for how we should behave in family settings this family holiday season, and had to go to printed tomorrow. some of it had to require that you looking into the future,
what would your guidance be? >> brian, my guidance would be, number one, number two and, number three, get vaccinated. if you are not yet vaccinated, please get vaccinated. this is the best way for all of us to celebrate safely over the holidays with their family and friends. and a couple of other things i would add to that list, number four, number five, number six. would be testing. rapid testing is something you can do at home. this is not widely available last year, but would be more available than it is even now. it is not affordable for everybody, but if you are able to get your hands on rapid test kits to use a home, test in the morning before you hang out with your family, as long as you're negative, you can relax that. they and the other two pieces i would add is do as much as you can outdoors. especially if you have more vulnerable elderly people, compromise people in your household. and have masks on hand. especially if you have some of those more vulnerable people in the household. >> i also want to get you on
the record on the j&j shot. what is your read on the effectiveness of the shot, and the booster. and so many people are asking if they can mix brands. if people have had to moderna's, can they get a pfizer booster. if people have had one j&j, can they get a moderna booster. can you take that on for us? >> so the data on two doses of j&j, a second dose after the first one is looking really good. protection well into the nineties for severe disease, hospitalization, and death. and also protection against we -- also to those mix and match option, the am i h has been conducting mix and match studies for every single combination for pfizer moderna and j&j. they have already collected the data on using moderna, as the booster. i believe that they are completing collections. pfizer is the booster as we
speak. and we will also have soon data on j&j as the booster. so i think until mid october, we will have that data to inform how best to mix and match. >> we have about 45 seconds left, our death toll is stuck at around 2000 souls a day though. as we mentioned new cases are down. what is your degree of optimist i'm going into the holiday season which of course could be the middle of a winter wave? >> i do think that we are looking at and editing now, things are declining. i think that we might hit that low point in mid to late october. and then we will likely see another rise again over the holidays. i'm hoping it won't be as bad as last year since we will have vaccines and other tools at our disposal. but i will urge everybody to be safe when you see your family and friends, and to take precaution. >> doctor céline gounder, thank you. anytime you could come on our broadcast, we appreciate you taking our questions and
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called the pandora papers, analyzed by 115 organizations including the washington post, heads of states and other major figures have deposited vast acids offshore. to hide billions of tax authorities. nbc news have not been able to verify the documents. today the president responded. >> you have said that there was [inaudible] so what is your reaction? >> we will look at the right. now >> why should people care about this -- these documents. >> it means that the wealthy the league and those that could take advantage of this are paying less in taxes. they aren't paying any taxes at all. >> according to documents reviewed by the post, alleged former metrics of vladimir putin became the owner of a luxury apartment in monaco. financed by putin's international and loyal banks. they brushed off the claims. >> a big concern for americans
should be, do we know who owns assets in the united states. and what are they doing with that control? >> the papers also revealed that there have been more than 100 and $60 million in properties. in malibu cough the formula, and other countries. the purchases are legal but embarrassed given his economic crisis. nbc news says that the king is spending his own money but not public funds over the millions that this country has received in usa. i asked secretary of state blinken tonight as he arrived in paris. >> do you have any reaction to the pandora. papers >> [inaudible] >> and it's not only world leaders, elton john, and should two kira are also named in the documents. andrea mitchell nbc news, pairs. >> and coming up for us, when you hear the same voice every night for a couple of decades, that voice becomes a part of your life. we will remember one of the greats right after this. this.
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night, saying something along the lines of, from new york, the only city that makes its own gravy. and he was the last voice, as he closed out the credits, with the words, worldwide pants. culture had that classic announcer voice, which was of course part of the gag, part of the setup. and he was always in on the joke, always game. no matter what's sketches he found himself inserted in, he had a great and pliable comedy face, and physicality in the tradition of don knots. he was classically trained as announcer though, he graduated from hobart college. she studied law, he taught english and speech at the high school level on long island. before moving into radio. he was the voice of hundreds of commercials over the years, and a lot of game shows including, the 25,000 dollar pyramid. and to tell the truth. there was nothing better than when dave called him tv's uncle jerry. and it should be said, on behalf of all who were guests
on that show, every time felt like going to see the wizard. appearing with dave, triggered its own unique set of nerves. but seeing the smiling face, of a nice man like allen culture, backstage. was always the tonic needed in that moment. allen culture was born in brooklyn, in the middle of world war ii. he died just today, a stamford connecticut. allen culture was 78 years old. that is our broadcast for this monday nights. along with our thanks for being here with us. as we start a new week. on behalf of all of our colleagues at the networks of nbc news, goodnight. networks o nbc news, goodnight. tonight on all in. a judge throws the bo