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'Rock Center with Brian Williams' premiere: Jon Stewart and some other stuff

"Rock Center with Brian Williams" premiered Monday night (Oct. 31) on NBC. What did you think?The lead story for the premiere episode was about the oil industry that is booming in Williston, North Dakota. It was incredible. There are tens of thousands of jobs up there available in the oil industry, but in addition to that, as the town grows, they need people to build houses, work at the hospital, teach in the schools. It was a great story to kick off the episode. The second segment was about Richard Engel's secret trip to Syria. He had to be smuggled into Syria from southern Turkey. Once there, he speaks with a human rights lawyer who lives in hiding and says to Engel that the Syrian people are fighting for the same freedoms the citizens of the United States enjoy.The third piece was a somewhat silly segment about airline travel. "Rock Center" finds a participle astrophysicist... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/rock-center-with-brian-williams-premiere-jon-stewart-and-some-other-stuff.html