Scoop: ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS on NBC - Thursday, September 20, 2012

ROCK CENTER WITH BrIan Williams - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 10P/9C

Ted Koppel goes one-on-one with three of the most outspoken stars of the partisan media: Bill O'Reilly, Bill Maher and Ann Coulter. At issue: to what extent have partisan hosts on radio and TV contributed to today's nasty political climate? On the left and on the right, are they speaking for America, or are they bad for America?
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Medicine can extend the lives of the elderly, but should it? When is care for our loved ones too much? These are questions to which our medical system has long given the WRONG answers...encouraging more testing, more surgeries and treatments, when what many patients and families want is simple dignity and comfort. And the financial cost runs into the billions. Harry Smith goes inside a new kind of end of life medical system and shows us a place that may well be the one place in America that gets it right.

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After decades toiling away playing one creepy, odd-ball, murderous character after another, Emmy-Award winning actor Steve Buscemi finds himself in a role few would have predicted: leading man Nucky Thompson in HBO’s hit series “Boardwalk Empire.” BrIan Williams visits the Brooklyn set of “Boardwalk Empire’s” 1920s Atlantic City and talks to Buscemi about bad guys, getting whacked, the role of a lifetime and the off-screen job he’ll never forget at Little Italy’s Engine 55.



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