Pyramid Scheme

  • Aired:  02/14/11
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Aasif Mandvi describes the 48 hours of pure joy when Egyptians were kissing reporters. (2:00)

OF COURSE OUR OWN CAIRO BUREAU

CHIEF AASIF MANDVI HAS BEEN IN

TAHRIR SQUARE THROUGHOUT THESE

HISTORIC EVENTS.

THE SCENE THERE MUST BE

ELECTRIFYING

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

.

IF I MAY SAY, THE SCENE IN

TAHRIR SQUARE MUST BE

ELECTRIFYING.

>> WELL IT WAS LAST WEEK.

WHEN I WAS HERE STANDING BY TO

REPORT THE STORY OF A

LIFETIME.

HEY, JON, YOU KNOW THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS SHOW

AND A NEWS SHOW?

>> Jon: WHAT'S THAT?

>> WELL, WHEN BIG THINGS

HAPPEN CRONKITE WOULD HAVE

GOTTEN OFF THE MOUNTAIN, TOWEL

DRIED AND FLOWN HOME.

>> Jon: WOULD HE HAVE STAYED

TO FINISH HIS TURKEY LEG?

>> NO, HE WOULD NOT.

>> Jon: WE SCHEDULED THE TRIP

A LONG TIME AGO.

LOOK, HAS THE SITUATION REALLY

CHANGED THAT MUCH SINCE LAST

FRIDAY NIGHT?

>> KINDA.

LET'S SEE.

THE ARMY TOOK CONTROL.

SUSPENDED THE CONSTITUTION.

DISSOLVED THE PARLIAMENT.

CLEARED THE SQUARE.

OTHER THAN THAT, STATUS QUO.

JON BEFORE YOU LEFT REPORTERS

GOT HASSLED.

NOW THAT YOU'VE COME BACK,

THERE'S NOBODY TO TALK TO.

WHILE YOU WERE GONE, THERE WAS

A SWEET SPOT OF PURE JOY HERE

A TIME WHEN THE ARAB STREET

ROSE UP AND BEGAN KISSING

REPORTERS.

HOISTING THEM ON THEIR

SHOULDERS FOR 48 HOURS HERE

ALL A JOURNALIST NEED TO GET

LOVED UP WAS A LIVE FEED.

BUT OF COURSE I HAD TO SPEND

THE WEEK FILING MY OWN

DISPATCHES IF YOU KNOW WHAT I

MEAN.

>> Jon: YOU SPENT THE WEEK

MATS

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