Nightly News | August 29, 2011
>>> perhaps it was the bad weather here in the east or the relentless march of bad news, but whatever it was, last night over 12 million people watched the video music awards , and while they ran the risk of seeing lady gaga as a guy, in fact a guy who couldn't stop talking. they also heard the big news to come out of the event. beyonce is expecting. she broke the news on the red carpet . then the 16-time grammy winner launched into an all out music number, which ended with an unambiguous gesturing and ribbing for her husband jay-z. it's just a nice national distraction.
>> we're in a recession airy climate where people are down, and now you had a hurricane and an earthquake. i think it's good news, it's good news of the kind like the royal wedding . it's something exciting that people can vicariously be excited about without having to deal with the mundane things of life. it's all over tv.
>> there you go, a nice diversion from all we've been covering here for days, from deposed foreign leaders to earthquakes and hurricanes. and by the way, we are thinking of our friends in new orleans tonight. because this is the sixth anniversary of the arrival