Talking Heads

  • Aired:  12/13/12
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In his final Daily Show report, Wyatt Cenac learns journalism secrets from Puerto Rico's most trusted news figure. (6:31)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW JOURNALISM MAY BE SUFFERING IN AMERICA BUT IN MOST AMERICA IT'S FLOUR SHALLING.

WYATT CENAC HAS MORE IN THIS, HIS FINAL REPORT.

>> Reporter: IN PUERTO RICO THE MOST POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW IS CALLED SUPERXLUCIDO

STARRING LA COMAI AND IT'S A A NEWS PROGRAM.

IN FACT, THIS JUGGERNAUT GETS 40% OF THE PUERTO RICAN AUDIENCE AND CRUSHES MOST

OTHER MAJOR NEWS NETWORKS IN THE STATE.

THOUGH I TRAVELED TO SAN JUAN TO LEARN THEIR SECRET.

>>> IS IT JUST ME OR IS THERE A WEIRD MONSTER LADY RIGHT THERE?

>> NO, SHE IS A JOURNALIST.

>> SHE'S A JOURNALIST.

>> YES, SHE IS.

THIS IS LIKE THE FAMOUS.

>> I CAME HERE TO TALK TO PUERTO RICO'S MOST TRUSTED JOURNALIST.

>> YES, PEOPLE GET IF YOUS FROM ME.

>> THIS IS A PUPPET.

>> IT'S A LADY.

>> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR JOURNALISTS.

>> BECAUSE WE DO INVESTIGATIONS ALL THE TIME.

THIS IS WATT WORLD WILL BE WITHIN 50 YEARS FROM NOW.

>> MEN AND FOAM WOMEN.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> WE ARE THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD.

>> ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M OUT?

I'M OUT, I'M OUT.

>> HEY, WYATT, THANK YOU, GOOD-BYE.

>> HEY, WYATT.

>> THIS HAD TO BE SOME SORT OF JOKE.

SO I DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING I HADN'T DONE PRIOR TO FLYING ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE

TO REPORT IN A STORY IN THE FIRST PLACE.

WATCH THE SHOW.

AND THERE SHE WAS GRILLING THE PUERTO RICAN GOVERNOR FORESTALLING A MURDER INVESTIGATION.

>> INTERVIEWING ALL THE CANDIDATES FOR THE LATEST GUBERNATORIAL RACE.

BUSTING A NEWSPAPER FOR BRIBING A SENATOR.

>> I WATCHED THIS PUPPET FOR HOURS DO THINGS NO FLESH REPORTER COULD DO.

>> I WISH I COULD LEARN FROM HER.

I MEAN HOW ARE PEOPLE DOING IT?

>> GRACIA.

>> (LAUGHTER)

>> OH MY GOD.

>> NO!

>> SOMEHOW THE MAGIC OR PUERTO RICAN RUM HAD TRANSFORMED ME.

I HAD TO GO BACK.

I NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND.

>> SO LOOKS LIKE I'M A PUPPET.

>> YES, SIR.

>> CAN YOU SHOW ME THE PATH.

TEACH ME TO BE A BETTER JOURNALIST?

>> THERE WAS SO MUCH I NEEDED TO LEARN.

>> YOU HAD TO HAVE A-- HOW DO YOU SAY PANTALONES.

YOU HAD TO HAVE --

>> FIND OUT ABOUT POLITICAL CORRUPTION.

>> YES, YOU HAVE TO BE SURE, THAT WHAT WE ARE SAYING IS IS THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT

THE TRUTH.

>> TO BE VERY SMART AS I AM.

>> BUT I WAS STILL MISSING ONE KEY INGREDIENT, MURROW HAD GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK.

CRONKITE HAD THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

AND COMAE HAS GOT-- THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

>> THAT'S A CATCH-PHRASE?

>> YEAH.

-- (LAUGHTER) THAT REALLY MEANS WHAT A HUGE CANDLE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT, WYATT, THAT'S RIGHT.

>> WYATT, THAT'S THE FIRST WORDS THAT HAD TO USE IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD JOURNALIST.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> ALL RIGHT, I'LL DO IT.

>> ALL RIGHT, CAN YOU GUYS HELP ME GET DOWN OFF THIS CHAIR?

MY TIME HAD COME TO FINALLY SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER.

I ARRIVED IN OUR NATION'S CAPITOL AND FOUND INOPERATION ALL AROUND MY.

I NOW HAD THE PANTLONES TO ASK THE QUESTIONS THAT NO ONE WAS WILLING TO ASK.

HERE WAS MY MOMENT.

TIME TO SHOW THE PRESS CORPS HOW A REAL JOURNALIST DOES IT.

>> I WILL SEE BE HERE OBVIOUSLY TO TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS ON ALL ISSUES.

>> JAY -- --.

>> LET GO, ET GO.

>> GET OUT OF HERE.

>> NO --

>> WYATT CENAC, LADIES AN GENTLEMEN.

NICE JOB.

(APPLAUSE) I WOULD@, I GOT TO TELL YOU, TERRIFIC STORY BUT IT SEEMS LIKE AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

FOR YOU PERSONALLY.

>> IT WAS, JOHN.

THIS ONE REALLY CHANGED ME.

>> YEAH, I CAN SEE THAT.

>> SADLY NOW YOU HAVE UNCOVERED THE SEVERSON INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM YOU

ARE ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION BUT THIS WAS MY LAST DAILY SHOW.

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, DON'T MAKE IT HARDER.

>> Jon: WYATT I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT IN THE YEARS THAT YOU'VE BEEN HERE,

IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE TO WORK WITH YOU.

YOU ARE AN UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED MAN AND REALLY FUN TO WATCH.

>> DOW MEAN THAT?

YOU REALLY-- YOU REALLY MEAN THAT?

(APPLAUSE) YOU MEAN THAT?

>>.

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW.

>> YOU WERE JUST SAYING HOW YOU-- .

>> Jon: YES, I KNOW, IT'S LEAK IN THE PIECE, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST EASIER TO TALK TO

THE PUPPET, I GUESS.

I JUST-- I'M REALLY GOING MISS YOU.

>> AW!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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