There are not a lot of things in this world that stand the test of time – maybe a good bottle of wine, or a classic Ford Mustang. The same is absolutely true for cinema.
Everyone seems to remember howling in their seats 25 years ago watching the dynamic chemistry between actors Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in the love story “When Harry Met Sally.”
The 1989 hit written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner remains a fan favorite to this day. And Crystal, whom we interviewed for Friday’s story, says the film is handed down from generation to generation because of its everlasting "boy meets girl…boy and girl fall in love” tale. Thing is, love is so much more complicated than that. And Ryan and Crystal release a series of memorable jabs and one-liners that have audiences falling in love with them even more.
Oh, did I leave out the “O” scene filmed in New York’s Katz Deli?
People still flock to the table where Ryan’s outbursts floored moviegoers everywhere. Some even simulate her stimulation!
As for Crystal? He said he loved each and every one of the 60 or 70 takes it took to get the scene down just right.
First published July 25 2014, 12:22 PM
Kevin Tibbles is an NBC correspondent based in Chicago and is a regular contributor to "Nightly News with Brian Williams," "TODAY" and "MSNBC."
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Prior to joining the Chicago bureau, Tibbles was a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in London.
His extensive foreign and domestic news experience includes reporting from warzones in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Rwanda.
Kevin has covered breaking news for NBC from the streets of London during the funeral of Princess Diana to the flooded wards of New Orleans with hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and has brought viewers a unique, personable insight into world events as they impact everyday lives. He was stationed in Chicago's Grant Park for the historic 2008 election victory of Barack Obama.
He has been honored with four Emmy Awards. Three for Outstanding Coverage of Breaking News for his reporting on the devastating floods in Mozambique in 2000, the Israel-Lebanon conflict in 2006 and the 2008 collapse of bailout talks in the financial industry. Tibbles also shared in the Emmy for Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story-long form for his participation on the NBC News Decision 2008 Election Night broadcast.
Kevin is also the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award, the National Headliner Award and an award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
He has been a part of NBC News Olympic coverage from the Winter Games in Torino and Vancouver; and the Summer Games in Beijing.
As a native Canadian, Kevin's reporting from Vancouver introduced the NBC audience to Canada's passion for hockey featuring interviews with Prime Minister Steven Harper, commentator Don Cherry and Wayne Gretzky. He also reported on the unique relationship Canada shares with it's American neighbor to the south; and has told the story of ordinary Canadians honoring their war dead along the Highway of Heroes.
His work from Iceland, Thailand, Panama, Dubai and beyond has been featured on the popular "Today" series "Where in the World is Matt Lauer;" and he has interviewed a colorful list of newsmakers that includes Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, General David Petraeus, Winnie and Nelson Mandela; and the father of hijacker Muhammad Atta, who he tracked down in Cairo in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
Before joining NBC News, Tibbles was a national correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where his coverage experience included Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.