Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of teenage gypsies, tramps and thieves who are having trouble looking me in the eye right now? in the NEW new media capitol of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
By Bob Andelman
Kate Snow and Harry Smith are contributors to NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (Photo By: Peter Kramer/NBC)
Who could possibly lie in the face of NBC correspondent Harry Smith? (Other than soulless CBS News executives, that is.)
C?mon ? that face, those eyes? He?s got Honest Abe written all over him.
Harry Smith interview with Mr. Media, Bob Andelman
You can LISTEN to this interview with HARRY SMITH, NBC News correspondent on ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS, by clicking the audio player above!
We?ll see tonight when Smith takes on what may be the worst test tampering scandal in American public school history. It happened in Atlanta and Smith promises to reveal what wrong on the NBC-TV newsmagazine ?Rock Center with Brian Williams.?
(I was surprised that this happened in Georgia, not Florida, where so much weight has been put on the FCAT standardized tests in recent years.)
Smith?s story will take viewers behind the scenes of a 10-month investigation set off by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
Watch it tonight, Monday, November 28, at 10 p.m.
Rock Center with Brian Williams Website
HARRY SMITH audio excerpt: “The teachers and the principals were literally changing the answers on the tests so some of the schools in low-performing districts would look a lot better than they were.”
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).