Brian Williams Is the Milt Chamberlain of Broadcast News

Who is Milt Chamberlain, you ask?

He’s a character in the late, slightly lamented CBS series Battle Creek, which was co-produced by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, although that wasn’t enough to save it.

Anyway, the Battle Creek basics:



So . . . Milt Chamberlain, played by Josh Duhamel, is an FBI agent reassigned from the Detroit Field Office to the Battle Creek bureau, which is like David Ortiz being shipped off to the Cape Cod League.

Russ Agnew, played by Dean Winters, is the cynical local cop who gets teamed up with Chamberlain, and there’s just one thing Russ wants to know: What did Milt do to get himself sent to Battle Creek?


You can either watch the final episode here, or you can read on.

Seems several years earlier Milt had used a kid he busted on pot charges as a confidential informant to bring down a drug kingpin, which subsequently got the kid killed. So it was off to Battle Creek with him.

And there’s the Brian Williams connection. Williams has been demoted to MSNBC (the Battle Creek of cable TV) because he used a bunch of lies to elevate his profile, which subsequently killed his credibility.

More bad news for Williams: He’s nowhere near as good-looking as Duhamel. (See here for details.)

So Williams is likely to get cancelled too.

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2 Responses to Brian Williams Is the Milt Chamberlain of Broadcast News

  1. Steve Stein says:

    Why? Because he’s really tall? Because he’s bedded a lot of women? Because he has so few rings?

    What’s that you say? MILT Chamberlain? Oh that’s different! Never mind!

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