Donnie Wahlberg

  • Aired:  02/25/13
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Donnie Wahlberg of "Blue Bloods" exonerates Bill Buckner and discusses his fascination with the law enforcement community. (6:46)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT STARS ON CBS'S BLUE BLOOD.

ALSO THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF TNT'S NEW REALITY SHOW ABOUT BOSTON'S POLICE OFFICERS CALLED

BOSTON'S FINEST

>> I DON'T WANT TO GET UP AT 5:00 IN THE MORNING AND GO TO BOXING.

I THINK OF BEING IN A FOOT CHASE AND LOSING.

THERE'S THE CHANCE YOU'LL BE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE YOUR

BACK-UP IS A MINUTE AWAY.

I HAVE TO STAY ON TOP OF MY GAME.

IT COULD SAVE MY LIFE.

IT COULD SAVE MY PARTNER'S LIFE.

>> DIG IT IN.

DIG IT IN.

>> THAT'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT I TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME DONNIE WAHLBERG.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) MY MAN.

LOOK AT YOU.

SHARP AS A TACK, MY FRIEND.

SHARP AS A TACK.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M GOOD.

I FELT THE NEED TO DRESS UP TONIGHT

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?

MUCH RESPECT TO YOU.

MANY OF OUR GUESTS COME HERE AND THEY BELIEVE IT'S THE LAST STOP, THE QABOOS.

THEY COME IN WITH LIKE A SACK, A THING.

THEY DON'T CARE.

YOU, SIR,

>> I CARE Jon: THANK YOU I CARE Jon: I APPRECIATE THAT.

NOW, YOU'RE PLAYING A NEW YORK CITY COP ON YOUR SHOW.

YOU'RE DOING A SHOW ABOUT BOSTON COPS.

I FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GETTING READY TO PULL SOME [BLEEP] ON THE EAST COAST.

>> I THINK I'VE BEEN ALREADY PULLING SOME [BLEEP] ON THE EAST COAST FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS.

PLAYING A NEW YORK COP AND BEING FROM BOSTON IS VERY, VERY DELICATE.

IT'S VERY DELICATE.

AND THE WRITERS ON BLUE BLOOD, YOU KNOW, THEY LOVE TO NEEDLE ME BECAUSE THEY KNOW I'M A CELTICS,

RED SOX, BRUINS, PATRIOTS FAN.

>> Jon: THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TONIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THOUGH.

>> BUT, YOU KNOW, THEY WRITE LINES FOR ME LIKE "THE PATRIOTS SUCK."

>> Jon: JUST TO TAUNT YOU MY PARTNER WAS DATE AGO GUY WHO WAS A PATRIOTS' FAN.

MY ONLY RESPONSE WAS DUMP THE JERK.

THEY CONSTANTLY ARE NEEDLING ME BESIDES THE FACT THAT THE PATRIOTS LOST THE SUPER BOWL AND

THEY HAD TO COME BACK FROM THE SUPER BOWL TRYING TO EVERYONE ON SET PUTTING POSTERS ON MY

DRESSING ROOM DOOR AND GIANTS' BANNERS EVERYWHERE AND PICTURES OF ELI MANNING

>> Jon: I HAVE THAT IN MY ROOM TOO BUT IT'S DIFFERENT.

I HAVE A BED SPREAD OF HIM.

IT MAKES ME FEEL COMFORTABLE.

YOU'VE HAD YOUR RUN THOUGH.

BOSTON HAS HAD, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE DEALING IN OUR CITY WE DON'T WANT TO TALK SPORTS ALL OF THEM.

THE RANGERS WE HAVE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 90 YEARS.

THE KNICKS HAD A COUPLE IN THE '70s.

I'M A METS FAN

>> (SCRATTERRED APPLAUSE N) Jon: THAT IS THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ENTHUSIASM.

>> IF IT'S ANY CONSOLATION WHEN THE METS LAST WON IT WAS AGAINST MY RED SOX IN THAT VERY FAMOUS

BILL BUCKNER PLAY.

WE SHOULDN'T TALK SPORTS.

I HAVE TO SAY THIS BILL BUCKNER THING.

LET ME CLEAR THIS UP.

BILL BUCKNER WHEN HE MISSED THAT BALL THE GAME WAS ALREADY TIED.

IT HAD SLIPPED AWAY.

OUR BULLPEN WAS TIRED.

SLIPPING AWAY.

THE PLAY BEFORE THAT, BOB STANLEY WAS PITCHING

>> Jon: THEY NEVER SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT STANLEY IN

>> I BELIEVED STANLEY WOULD WIN IT FOR US.

>> Jon: OF COURSE YOU WOULD BELIEVE THAT.

YOU'RE FROM BOSTON

>> I STILL WAKE UP SOME MORNINGS AND SAY, DID WExD LOSE?

BUT BOB STANLEY THREW AN INSIDE PITCH.

RICH GEDMAN DIDN'T MOVE ENOUGH FOR THEM.

THAT WAS THE PLAY, THE FASTBALL TIED THE GAME.

I SAW RICH IN INTERVIEWS LATER.

I LOVE YOU, RICH.

HE SAID, "I WAS SO COLD IN THAT LAST INNING THAT I COULDN'T REALLY MOVE.

I WAS KIND OF STUCK FROZEN." TO ME THAT WAS VALIDATION THAT HE DIDN'T GET TO THAT BALL THAT

BILL STANLEY THREW.

>> Jon: A BOSTON GUY AND IT MUST HAVE BEEN 50 DEGREES THAT NIGHT.

I CAN'T BELIEVE... "I WAS TOO COLD"?

IT WAS OCTOBER.

THEY DIDN'T PLAY IN ANTARCTICA.

COME ON!

>> HERE'S THE THING.

THE METS WON.

AND ALL THAT SUFFERING WE WENT THROUGH LED US UP TO 2004 WHEN WE KICKED THE YANKEES' ASS.

>> Jon: THE DETAIL IN WHICH YOU REMEMBER THAT IS THE SAME AS THE DETAIL IN WHICH I REMEMBER THESE THINGS.

MY WIFE, WHOM I LOVE AND I'VE BEEN WITH ALMOST 20 YEARS, THERE IS NOTHING IN OUR WORLD THAT I

HAVE THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL REMEMBRANCE OF.

LIKE SHE'D BE LIKE REMEMBER OUR WEDDING?

I'D BE LIKE, OH, YEAH, THERE WAS A CAKE.

WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BASEBALL.

HE WAS WEARING A VERY LIGHT SWEATER.

THE LEVEL OF DETAIL THAT YOU REMEMBER THESE SPORTS MOMENTS IS INCREDIBLE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE COP SHOWS.

SO THE BOSTON GUYS, THE BOSTON COPS MUST HAVE BEEN A LITTLE RELUCTANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THIS.

YES?

>> I THINK ANY COP WORTH THEIR SALT DON'T WANT TO JUST GET INVOLVED IN A REALITY SHOW RIGHT AWAY.

I THINK FOR ME, YOU KNOW, I KNOW PLAYING A COP I PLAY ONE ON TV.

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE LIGHT OF THAT.

I'VE WORKED WITH COPS AND PROBABLY PLAYED 800 JOBS IN MY ACTING CAREER.

I'VE HAD 801 JOBS AND 800 WERE COPS.

THAT'S BESIDE THE POINT.

THAT'S HELPED ME AND PREPARED ME TO BE THE RIGHT GUY TO PRODUCE THIS SHOW.

I THINK I KNOW...

>> Jon: THEY TRUSTED YOU BY THE FACT THAT YOU'RE FROM THERE.

YOU'VE HUNG AROUND COPS.

THEY TRUST YOU YOU WITH THIS

>> I'M A BOSTON BOY.

I'M SORT OF KNOWN IN BOSTON.

THANK YOU.

I'M SORT OF KNOWN.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE FIRST TALKED TO TNT ABOUT DOING THE SHOW, ME AND MY PARTNERS WENT AND MET

WITH THEM.

THEY WERE LIKE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING A BOSTON COP SHOW.

I SAID, LOOK, WE'LL ONLY DO IT WITH YOU, WITH THIS NETWORK.

WE CAN'T DO IT ON ONE OF THESE ROWDY NETWORKS WITH BILLY CLUB SMASHING...

>> Jon: IT WON'T BE LIKE THE SHIRTLESS GUYS GETTING PULLED OUT OF...

>> ONCE IN A WHILE.

BUT IT'S BOSTON.

I HAVE TO REPRESENT MY CITY THE RIGHT WAY.

I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE THESE CRAZY REALITY SHOWS THAT PEOPLE MAKE.

I WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING CLASSY THAT SHOWS THESE COPS IN BOSTON

>> Jon: HOW DIFFICULT A JOB IT IS

>> ABSOLUTELY.

SO WE WENT TO THE MAYOR FIRST.

THE MAYOR, HE SIGNED OFF RIGHT AWAY.

AND THE COMMISSIONER SIGNED OFF AFTER THAT.

AND THE CHIEF SIGNED OFF AFTER THAT.

ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE THEY WERE SIGNING OFF.

THEY ALL SAID THE SAME THING.

TALK TO THE OFFICERS.

IF THEY DON'T FEEL SAFE WITH YOU IN THE CAR, YOU'RE GETTING OUT OF THE CAR AND TAKING YOUR

CAMERA AND GO HOME.

AS LONG AS THE OFFICERS WANTED TO DO.

THE OFFICERS, HAVING PLAYED A COP AND WORKED LIKE A NEW YORK CITY DETECTIVES, OUR TECHNICAL

ADVISORS ON BLUE BLOODS, HE'S TAUGHT ME THE MOST IMPORTANT THIBLG.

ALL ABOUT GETTING HOME SAFELY TO YOUR FAMILY.

DO YOUR JOB.

PROTECT THE STREET.

PROTECT YOUR PARTNER AND GET HOME SAFE AT THE END OF THE DAY.

I KNEW THAT AND BROUGHT THAT TO THE SHOW.

ME AND THE WHOLE...

>> Jon: BOSTON'S FINEST.

GOING TO PREMIERE ON TNT THIS WEDNESDAY AT 9:00.

BLUE BLOOD

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