CNN's Coverage of Whitney Houston's Death

  • Aired:  02/13/12
  •  | Views: 102,492

A CNN reporter with a camera crew surprises people with news of Whitney Houston's death. (2:19)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW," MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

HEY, WE'RE BACK!

WE'RE BACK.

THIS... RIGHT NOW, WHAT WE'RE

DOING RIGHT NOW, THIS IS NOT A

RERUN-- UNLESS, OF COURSE,

YOU'RE WATCHING THIS EPISODE

FIVE WEEKS FROM NOW WHEN WE GET

ANOTHER UNREASONABLY UNDESERVED

VACATION.

(LAUGHTER)

SO TONIGHT WE HAVE A VERY COOL

GUEST, A FORMER SPECIAL AGENT

WHO SPENT THE LAST TEN YEARS

BATTLING AL QAEDA AS A

COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATIVE.

IT'S A TERRIFIC TIME FOR YOU TO

LOOK BACK ON THE LAST DECADE OF

YOUR LIFE AND REALLY...

(LAUGHTER)

REASSESS.

I THINK REASSESS.

SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO DWELL ON

THE WEEKEND SAD NEWS, WE CAN'T

PROCESS THAT.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT'S INTERESTING?

NEITHER COULD CNN.

(LAUGHTER)çó

HERE THEY ARE BREAKING THE SAD

NEWS ONE PERSON AT A TIME.

>> NEWS JUST BROKE, IT'S NOT SO

GOOD NEWS.

WHITNEY HOUSTON HAS DIED.

>> OH, MY GOD.

>> WHITNEY HOUSTON PASSED AWAY.

>> SHE DID?

WHAT

>> WHAT?

>> YOU'RE KIDDING ME.

>> NOPE, JUST HAPPENED.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: DEAL WITH IT, WHATEVER.

YOU CAN'T JUST GO OUT IN THE

STREETS WITH A CAMERA CREW

SURPRISING PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW

SOMEBODY FAMOUS HAS DIED.

YOU CAN'T...

(LAUGHTER)

ISN'T THE THING YOU'RE SUPPOSED

TO USE TO INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT

THESE DEATHS YOUR NETWORK?

I THOUGHT...

(LAUGHTER)

THE WHOLE POINT OF BROADCASTING

YOUR SIGNAL, S THAT YOU DON'T

HAVE TO GO WITH THE NEWS TOWN

CRIER STYLE DOOR TO DOOR, YOU'RE

GIVING THE NEWS OF THIS DEATH

THE SAME WAY IN TIMES SQUARE

THEY PASS OUT NAIL SALON

COUPONS.

THAT'S NOT...

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S NOT... THAT'S NOT RIGHT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT IS THE POINT?

IS THE POINT OF CNN NOW TO JUST

SHOW PEOPLE GOING "WHAT?"ñr

BECAUSE THAT'S THE POINT OF

CANDID CAMERA.

WE'VE PLACED A NEWS REPORTER

INSIDE A MAILBOX WITH THE NEWS A

CELEBRITY THEY LOVE IS DYING.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY TRY

TO MAIL A LETTER.

(LAU

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