Bruce Springsteen Was Unavailable For Brian Williams’ SNL Appearance

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Although Walter Cronkite never did SNL, he was a fan of The Greatful Dead. Bill Carter’s New York Times profile of Brian Williams on the day of this weekend’s SNL appearance revealed that the NBC anchor has semi-hipster tastes:

”He squeezed in the first reading of the script the next day and rehearsals Thursday and yesterday, in between his usual prep for the newscast. During Thursday’s rehearsal he shot promos with his musical guest, the Canadian singer Feist (Mr. Williams asked for her specifically — at least after his first choice, Bruce Springsteen, said his touring schedule made him unavailable).”

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