After the Wolfpack beat the Blue Devils Saturday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C. State students stormed the court, with senior Will Privette leading the rush. Privette, in a wheelchair, was nearly trampled in the crowd, but saved by Pack star C.J. Leslie. The story has been well-covered by local media, but this morning, Leslie and Privette went national when they were interviewed by Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on NBC's "Today" show. Here's a video of the interview.
Poor Ann Curry. Her tearful goodbye on this morning's "Today" show was heartfelt and incredibly sad. Saddest part: “For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but man I did try!"
Adele Live in London (8pm, NBC) - Matt Lauer interviews Grammy-winning singer Adele, and portions of her performance at London's Royal Albert Hall are also featured.
Secret Millionaire (8pm, ABC) - In the Season 3 premiere, Southern California artist Scott Jacobs and his 18-year-old daughter spend six days in Newark, N.J., living on less than $75 between them and looking for folks to help while they do volunteer work.
Oprah's Next Chapter (9pm, OWN) - Oprah visits Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka and the couple's young twins. They discuss coming out as gay men and their decision to have children.
Miss USA Pageant (9pm, NBC) - Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic host the 61st annual contest, featuring 51 women competing for the sash-and-crown prize.
The Glades (9pm, A&E) - In the Season 3 premiere, a group of UFO enthusiasts accuse the FDLE of covering up a wealthy man's alien abduction and subsequent death.
MTV Movie Awards (9pm, MTV) - Russell Brand hosts the event in Los Angeles. "The Hunger Games" and "Bridesmaids" lead the nominees, with eight each.
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So You Think You Can Dance (8pm, Fox) - The final four dancers perform in part one of a two-part Season 8 finale.
Royal Pains (9pm, USA) - A local magician is affected by anxiety that causes his tricks to wrong. Elsewhere, Evan books Hank for an appearance on NBC's "Today" show with Matt Lauer (who appears as himself) without realizing that Hank is terrified of public speaking.
Roseanne's Nuts (9pm, Lifetime) - Phyllis Diller and Sandra Bernhard visit Roseanne and the three friends enjoy a night out, but Roseanne awakens the next morning with a horrible hangover and desperately searches for a cure.
Rescue Me (10pm, FX) - The fallout from Tommy's 9/11 interview hits like a ton of bricks, and the reporter begins probing Tommy's personal life as well. This is bad news for everyone at 62 Truck.
Rocco's Dinner Party (10pm, Bravo) - Tonight's dinner party celebrates the wedding anniversary of Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, both of "The Daily Show with John Stewart." Other guests include Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8pm,
CBS ABC) - Charlie is the hapless host and Snoopy is in the kitchen dishing up ice cream, popcorn and toast for Thanksgiving. Included is a bonus cartoon, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," which finds the gang aboard the Mayflower in 1620.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (8pm, CNN) - Anderson Cooper hosts the fourth annual salute to everyday people for their work improving the world. Bon Jovi, Sugarland, and John Legend with Common and Melanie Fiona perform. Presenters include Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Kid Rock, Demi Moore, Marisa Tomei, Keifer Sutherland, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, and Renee Zellweger. The 33 rescued Chilean miners and five of their rescuers are also recognized. Read more here, and view a photogallery of images from the ceremony.
Taylor Swift: Speak Now (8pm, NBC) - A behind-the-scenes look at Taylor Swift's travels from New York to Los Angeles, which include recording sessions, a video shoot, run-ins with paparazzi, and autograph signings. Swift also performs at unusual venues along the way. More info here.
NBC's People of the Year (9pm, NBC) - Matt Lauer spotlights notable people of 2010, including Chilean miner rescuer Brandon Fisher. Also featured: NBA player Lebron James, Manhattan mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal, pop singer Justin Timberlake, and others.
Beyonce's I Am ... World Tour (10pm, ABC) - A look at performances, production, costumes, choreography, and backstage and offstage moments from Beyonce's world tour in support of her CD "I Am ... Sasha Fierce." Included: appearances by Kanye West and Jay-Z, and footage from Croatia, Africa, China, Australia, and Abu Dhabi.
How I Met Your Mother (8pm, CBS) - Ted meets Zoey's husband, the Captain (Kyle McLachlan), when the gang attends a fundraiser at the Natural History Museum.
Matt Lauer Reports (8pm, NBC) - Matt Lauer interviews former president George W. Bush, who talks about his new memoir, "Decision Points."
Hawaii Five-0 (10pm, CBS) - Danny's ex-partner in the Honolulu Police Department is murdered and his body is found in a barbecue pit during a luau. The investigation reveals the death may be connected to corrupt cops and a powerful cocaine cartel.
The Big C (10:30pm, Showtime) - Cathy's decision to embark on a nontraditional treatment for her cancer leads her and Dr. Todd to the unconventional Bee Man, played by Liam Neeson (right). Meanwhile, Adam gets relationship advice from Sean, and Paul's support of Cathy (Laura Linney) becomes a bit overbearing.
Conan (11pm, TBS) - It's finally here. Conan O'Brien's new late night talk show debuts with guests Seth Rogan and Lea Michele, and a performance by Jack White. Andy Richter is back as Conan's sidekick and Jimmy Vivino conducts the house band.
No matter the negative things that have been said about Elizabeth Edwards, what can't be denied is that she's a beautifully articulate woman who has shown grace and class during a very ugly period of her life.
That continued during her interview this morning on NBC's "Today" show. Matt Lauer talked to Edwards about the afterward she's added to the newly released paperback edition of her book "Resilience." It focuses on the demise of her 32-year marriage.
Lauer, I think did a solid interview, starting first by asking about her health. Edwards said she was on a new chemo regime and was in a peak, healthwise, rather than a valley.
Ed Mitchell, esteemed pitmaster at Raleigh's The Pit restaurant, appeared in a rib showdown this morning on NBC's "Today" show. Mitchell went up against Kenny Callaghan, a pitmaster at the New York City restaurant Blue Smoke, and BBQ cookbook author Chris Lilly.
Each ribmaster demonstrated their recipe and cooking technique (Lilly uses cherries and blackberries in his sauce, for goodness sake) and then Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, and Ann Curry judged the results. (Check out all of the recipes).
Surprise, surprise, the "Today" show homers picked NYC's Callaghan, who prepared Texas style beef ribs. As the judges convened, Lauer can be heard telling Viera and Curry, "I"m going with number 2," Callaghan's beef ribs. Curry also points to number two and says, "I'm here," and Viera responds, "Okay, you win then."
Apparently, Meredith Viera preferred a different rib, and we like to think it was Ed's.
You can watch the segment below.