Fire Alarm Interrupts ‘NBC Nightly News’

By Merrill Knox Comment

It was an eventful night at 30 Rock, where apparently there are still some kinks in the new “Nightly News” facilities. A fire alarm went off in the studio a few seconds into the live 6:30ET/5:30CT broadcast — and continued throughout the entire show. Between delivering the actual news, anchor Brian Williams spent his time reassuring viewers that it was just a test and that the “Nightly” crew was in no danger. Watch:

An NBC News spokesperson says that Williams anchored a new — fire-alarm free — version of “Nightly” for the mountain and pacific time zones, and other select stations, at 7pmET.

Update: the alarm incident was covered on “Today” and “Morning Joe,” video after the jump.

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