Brian Williams Thank You to Canada

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    Brian Williams Thank You to Canada

    Post by SensGirl11 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:29 am

    I couldn't find the Olympic thread to post this. It's probably not thread worthy, but I thought it was worth posting.

    This is a nice Thank You note to Canada from Brian Williams and the NBC crew.

    A thank you note left behind by Brian Williams, NBC Anchor & Managing Editor:


    After tonight's broadcast and after looting our hotel mini-bars, we're going to try to brave the blizzard and fly east to home and hearth, and to do laundry well into next week.

    Before we leave this thoroughly polite country, the polite thing to do is leave behind a thank-you note.

    Thank you, Canada:

    For being such good hosts.

    For your unfailing courtesy.

    For your (mostly) beautiful weather.

    For scheduling no more than 60 percent of your float plane departures at the exact moment when I was trying to say something on television.

    For not seeming to mind the occasional (or constant) good-natured mimicry of your accents.

    For your unique TV commercials -- for companies like Tim Hortons -- which made us laugh and cry.

    For securing this massive event without choking security, and without publicly displaying a single automatic weapon.

    For having the best garment design and logo-wear of the games -- you've made wearing your name a cool thing to do.

    For the sportsmanship we saw most of your athletes display.

    For not honking your horns. I didn't hear one car horn in 15 days -- which also means none of my fellow New Yorkers rented cars while visiting.

    For making us aware of how many of you have been watching NBC all these years.

    For having the good taste to have an anchorman named Brian Williams on your CTV network, who turns out to be such a nice guy.

    For the body scans at the airport which make pat-downs and cavity searches unnecessary.

    For designing those really cool LED Olympic rings in the harbor, which turned to gold when your athletes won one.

    For always saying nice things about the United States...when you know we're listening.

    For sharing Joannie Rochette with us.

    For reminding some of us we used to be a more civil society.

    Mostly, for welcoming the world with such ease and making lasting friends with all of us.


    Sincerely yours,

    Brian Williams and the entire NBC Crew
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    Re: Brian Williams Thank You to Canada

    Post by wprager on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:38 am

    Thanks for posting. Really well said.


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    Re: Brian Williams Thank You to Canada

    Post by Devo on Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:38 pm

    Can someone tell him that this wasn't something we did just for the Olympics. It's pretty much like that up here in Canada all the time.
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    Re: Brian Williams Thank You to Canada

    Post by wprager on Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:12 pm

    Devo wrote:Can someone tell him that this wasn't something we did just for the Olympics. It's pretty much like that up here in Canada all the time.

    It's not something we do (tooting our own horn) Smile


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