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NBC Nightly News - In Memoriam 2017
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Diner
2017-12-30 01:01:14 UTC
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NBC Nightly News ran a 5-minute obituary reel, "In Memoriam 2017," at the end of the first segment on Friday night's broadcast.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-people-we-lost-in-2017-1126407235701

It's a well-done montage, well worth watching. Especially good was the transition at the end from Rickles to Lewis to Campbell, showing a connection between them.

A few thoughts:

1. Two of the names on the list, Sue Grafton and Rose Marie, had been dead less than 24 hours at the time of the broadcast. They were not otherwise mentioned on the program.

2. A few names were included that were left off of the obit reel on this past September's Emmy Awards: Erin Moran, Charlie Murphy, Judge Joseph Wapner. Several more of these names, of course, will likely be included on next year's Emmy reel.

3. Monty Hall was followed by Chuck Barris - but while Hall was listed as "Game show host," Barris was listed as "Game show creator & host." You'd think Hall would also have been listed as a creator too.

4. Why was J. Geils listed as "John Warren Geils Jr"?


Sir Roger Moore
Adam West
Glenne Headley
Troy Gentry
Robert Hardy
Don Williams
Sam Shepard
Powers Boothe
Fats Domino
Jim Nabors
Jay Thomas
Erin Moran
David Cassidy
Martin Landau
Robert Guillaume
Earle Hyman
Richard Hatch
Mel Tillis
Walter Becker
Harry Dean Stanton
Joni Sledge
June Foray
Edith Windsor
Liz Smith
Sue Grafton
Barbara Sinatra
Keely Smith
Barbara Cook
Miriam Colon
Tom Petty
Della Reese
Dick Gregory
Charlie Murphy
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Jimmy Breslin
Jeanne Moreau
Robert Osborne
Stephen Furst
Charles Bradley
Gregg Allman
Chris Cornell
Chester Bennington
Dick Enberg
Jake LaMotta
Y.A. Tittle
Jim Bunning
Roy Halladay
Hugh Hefner
Malcolm Young
Sir John Hurt
John Warren Geils Jr
John Heard
John Hillerman
Chuck Berry
Frank Vincent
Chuck Low
Bernie Casey
Roger Ailes
Brad Grey
Bill Paxton
Judge Joseph Wapner
Monty Hall
Chuck Barris
Don Rickles
Jerry Lewis
Glen Campbell
Rose Marie
Mary Tyler Moore
Diner
2017-12-30 01:15:01 UTC
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Glenne Headley
Apologies for the typo: it's Glenne Headly.
e***@aol.com
2017-12-30 02:13:47 UTC
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NBC Nightly News ran a 5-minute obituary reel, "In Memoriam 2017," at the end of the first segment on Friday night's broadcast.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-people-we-lost-in-2017-1126407235701
It's a well-done montage, well worth watching. Especially good was the transition at the end from Rickles to Lewis to Campbell, showing a connection between them.
4. Why was J. Geils listed as "John Warren Geils Jr"?
And why is he listed as a "Singer-Songwriter"? He didn't sing, and was never listed as a singer or backup singer on any J. Geils release. He played guitar only. As for songwriting, he co-wrote only one song in the J.Geils Band catalog ("Hard Drivin' Man" in 1970).

His incorrect job titles, plus the background footage of the group's lead singer and songwriter, Peter Wolf, in action, makes one wonder if they mistook Geils for Wolf.
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2017-12-30 02:22:29 UTC
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NBC Nightly News ran a 5-minute obituary reel, "In Memoriam 2017," at the end of the first segment on Friday night's broadcast.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-people-we-lost-in-2017-1126407235701
It's a well-done montage, well worth watching. Especially good was the transition at the end from Rickles to Lewis to Campbell, showing a connection between them.
4. Why was J. Geils listed as "John Warren Geils Jr"?
And why is he listed as a "Singer-Songwriter"? He didn't sing, and was never listed as a singer or backup singer on any J. Geils release. He played guitar only. As for songwriting, he co-wrote only one song in the J.Geils Band catalog ("Hard Drivin' Man" in 1970).
His incorrect job titles, plus the background footage of the group's lead singer and songwriter, Peter Wolf, in action, makes one wonder if they mistook Geils for Wolf.
Oh, and they just thought it was cute to list Geils as "John" so they could shoehorn him into the "Johnny B. Goode" music montage of Johnnies.
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2017-12-30 02:44:18 UTC
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Not a single classical musician or singer, no scientists either.
RH Draney
2017-12-30 03:34:01 UTC
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3. Monty Hall was followed by Chuck Barris - but while Hall was listed as "Game show host," Barris was listed as "Game show creator & host." You'd think Hall would also have been listed as a creator too.
That's what NBC thinks of Canadians....r
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2017-12-30 03:38:05 UTC
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No Manson either, it appears
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No Manson either, it appears
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2017-12-30 05:45:58 UTC
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NBC Nightly News ran a 5-minute obituary reel, "In Memoriam 2017," at the end of the first segment on Friday night's broadcast.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-people-we-lost-in-2017-1126407235701
It's a well-done montage, well worth watching. Especially good was the transition at the end from Rickles to Lewis to Campbell, showing a connection between them.
1. Two of the names on the list, Sue Grafton and Rose Marie, had been dead less than 24 hours at the time of the broadcast. They were not otherwise mentioned on the program.
2. A few names were included that were left off of the obit reel on this past September's Emmy Awards: Erin Moran, Charlie Murphy, Judge Joseph Wapner. Several more of these names, of course, will likely be included on next year's Emmy reel.
3. Monty Hall was followed by Chuck Barris - but while Hall was listed as "Game show host," Barris was listed as "Game show creator & host." You'd think Hall would also have been listed as a creator too.
4. Why was J. Geils listed as "John Warren Geils Jr"?
Sir Roger Moore
Adam West
Glenne Headley
Troy Gentry
Robert Hardy
Don Williams
Sam Shepard
Powers Boothe
Fats Domino
Jim Nabors
Jay Thomas
Erin Moran
David Cassidy
Martin Landau
Robert Guillaume
Earle Hyman
Richard Hatch
Mel Tillis
Walter Becker
Harry Dean Stanton
Joni Sledge
June Foray
Edith Windsor
Liz Smith
Sue Grafton
Barbara Sinatra
Keely Smith
Barbara Cook
Miriam Colon
Tom Petty
Della Reese
Dick Gregory
Charlie Murphy
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Jimmy Breslin
Jeanne Moreau
Robert Osborne
Stephen Furst
Charles Bradley
Gregg Allman
Chris Cornell
Chester Bennington
Dick Enberg
Jake LaMotta
Y.A. Tittle
Jim Bunning
Roy Halladay
Hugh Hefner
Malcolm Young
Sir John Hurt
John Warren Geils Jr
John Heard
John Hillerman
Chuck Berry
Frank Vincent
Chuck Low
Bernie Casey
Roger Ailes
Brad Grey
Bill Paxton
Judge Joseph Wapner
Monty Hall
Chuck Barris
Don Rickles
Jerry Lewis
Glen Campbell
Rose Marie
Mary Tyler Moore
No Manson either, it appears
Louis Epstein
2017-12-31 00:56:39 UTC
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NBC Nightly News ran a 5-minute obituary reel, "In Memoriam 2017," at the end of the first segment on Friday night's broadcast.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-people-we-lost-in-2017-1126407235701
There's a shorter video that includes birth years rather than occupations:

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-celebrities-we-lost-in-2017-1115706947674
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It's a well-done montage, well worth watching. Especially good was the transition at the end from Rickles to Lewis to Campbell, showing a connection between them.
1. Two of the names on the list, Sue Grafton and Rose Marie, had been dead less than 24 hours at the time of the broadcast. They were not otherwise mentioned on the program.
2. A few names were included that were left off of the obit reel on
this past September's Emmy Awards: Erin Moran, Charlie Murphy, Judge
Joseph Wapner. Several more of these names, of course, will likely be
included on next year's Emmy reel.
3. Monty Hall was followed by Chuck Barris - but while Hall was listed as "Game show host," Barris was listed as "Game show creator & host." You'd think Hall would also have been listed as a creator too.
4. Why was J. Geils listed as "John Warren Geils Jr"?
Surely a much better question is why John Warren Geils Jr. went by "J.
Geils" professionally?
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Sir Roger Moore
Adam West
Glenne Headley
Troy Gentry
Robert Hardy
Don Williams
Sam Shepard
Powers Boothe
Fats Domino
Jim Nabors
Jay Thomas
Erin Moran
David Cassidy
Martin Landau
Robert Guillaume
Earle Hyman
Richard Hatch
Mel Tillis
Walter Becker
Harry Dean Stanton
Joni Sledge
June Foray
Edith Windsor
Liz Smith
Sue Grafton
Barbara Sinatra
Keely Smith
Barbara Cook
Miriam Colon
Tom Petty
Della Reese
Dick Gregory
Charlie Murphy
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Jimmy Breslin
Jeanne Moreau
Robert Osborne
Stephen Furst
Charles Bradley
Gregg Allman
Chris Cornell
Chester Bennington
Dick Enberg
Jake LaMotta
Y.A. Tittle
Jim Bunning
Roy Halladay
Hugh Hefner
Malcolm Young
Sir John Hurt
John Warren Geils Jr
John Heard
John Hillerman
Chuck Berry
Frank Vincent
Chuck Low
Bernie Casey
Roger Ailes
Brad Grey
Bill Paxton
Judge Joseph Wapner
Monty Hall
Chuck Barris
Don Rickles
Jerry Lewis
Glen Campbell
Rose Marie
Mary Tyler Moore
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2017-12-31 03:57:19 UTC
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Post by Diner
NBC Nightly News ran a 5-minute obituary reel, "In Memoriam 2017," at the
end of the first segment on Friday night's broadcast.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-people-we-lost-in-
2017-1126407235701
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/remembering-the-celebrities-we-lost-
in-2017-1115706947674
Post by Diner
It's a well-done montage, well worth watching. Especially good was the
transition at the end from Rickles to Lewis to Campbell, showing a
connection between them.
1. Two of the names on the list, Sue Grafton and Rose Marie, had been dead
less than 24 hours at the time of the broadcast. They were not otherwise
mentioned on the program.
2. A few names were included that were left off of the obit reel on
this past September's Emmy Awards: Erin Moran, Charlie Murphy, Judge
Joseph Wapner. Several more of these names, of course, will likely be
included on next year's Emmy reel.
3. Monty Hall was followed by Chuck Barris - but while Hall was listed as
"Game show host," Barris was listed as "Game show creator & host." You'd
think Hall would also have been listed as a creator too.
4. Why was J. Geils listed as "John Warren Geils Jr"?
Surely a much better question is why John Warren Geils Jr. went by "J.
Geils" professionally?
The answer to thought #4 is obvious. At that point, they showed a
Post by Louis Epstein
Sir John Hurt
John Warren Geils Jr
John Heard
John Hillerman
This was a great obit reel. It was cleverly assembled, included a good
number of people not in other networks' reels, and it had the late-news
deaths of Rose Marie and (especially) Sue Grafton.
David Carson
2018-01-02 01:47:07 UTC
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3. Monty Hall was followed by Chuck Barris - but while Hall was listed as "Game show host," Barris was listed as "Game show creator & host." You'd think Hall would also have been listed as a creator too.
Except that Barris truly covered all the bases as creator and producer of
"The Dating Game" and producer "The Newlywed Game," in addition to the
show he hosted. Hall's only creator credit (actually co-creator) was for
the show he hosted. It's like how a one-hit wonder isn't properly called a
"singer-songwriter," even if he co-wrote his hit, unless he also wrote
some songs that others made into hits.

David Carson
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