The Best Of ‘My First Big Break’ In 2012

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By Alex Weprin

Early this year mediabistroTV launched a brand new video series called “My First Big Break.” The premise was simple: sit down with big names in the media business, and have them explain what their first big break was. We spoke to a number of huge names, including Ken Burns, Spike Lee and Dan Rather. Below is a selection of some of the best “Breaks” we saw this year. And stay tuned for “My First Big Break: Christiane Amanpour” coming Wednesday. Enjoy.

The very first episode of the series featured “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams:

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith told us about his local news days:

Former Fox News host Glenn Beck talked about his start in the radio business:

Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather regaled us with a tale of Hurricanes and snakes:

“Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville recalled an encounter with a former President… and Sam Donaldson: