|"Please, don't panic...until you see this..."|
With the exception of having a loud, shrill fire alarm going off in the studio while he is anchoring a live news broadcast! The alarm sounded just as Brian began to report the top story for the evening, the news that American Airlines had filed for bankruptcy. Maybe someone from the financially troubled airline happened to be in the studio and pulled the alarm to divert attention away from the story!
Williams managed to maintain his composure and chuckled while assuring concerned viewers that everything was perfectly fine and it was a false alarm at 30 Rockefeller Center. He turned the reporting over to equally-seasoned reporter Andrea Mitchell as the tech squad descended to shut the squawking alarm off.
Mitchell later tweeted about the incident, saying "On NBC Nightly News with unflappable [Brian Williams] as he anchors thru fire alarm at 30 Rock".