Air Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#112) "Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey"
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On Wednesday, February 8, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" moves to its new time - Wednesdays at 9pm ET/8pm Central

Ted Koppel is back on the campaign trail to report on what may be the biggest single development this election year: Super PACs - the big-money funds fueled by a Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited spending. Koppel travels to South Carolina in the days leading up to the crucial Republican presidential primary there, and takes candidates and donors alike to task for their spending on attack ads. He also sits down with humorist Stephen Colbert, who has formed his very own Super PAC.


Zynga, the social gaming company, is Wall Street�s newest billion dollar IPO baby. Best known for its interactive online games Words with Friends, Farmville, Mafia Wars and Cityville, Zynga�s CEO and founder Mark Pincus makes no apologies for his drive and intensity. In just four years, Pincus has turned social gaming into a profitable industry. Fewer than 3% of Zynga's 150 million players ever pay to play, but those who do made the company $800 million in revenue last year. In his first in-depth interview since the IPO, Pincus opens up to Kate Snow about his personal life as well as why his company's stock hasn't lived up to expectations, at least in the early going.


On Monday, a company in North Carolina will begin to ship furniture made in its local factory. Why is that news? Because it represents an important trend called re-shoring...one that may well produce millions of new jobs in America over the next few years. Manufacturing that had been moved overseas - mainly to China - is coming back; as China�s transportation and labor costs rise, its competitive advantage disappears, and American workers, companies, and towns benefit. Harry Smith reports from Hickory N.C..


�S**T Girls Say� are the latest viral videos to take the Internet by storm. Brian Williams sits down with creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey to talk about the inspiration behind these videos and the copycats that are riding their coat-tails.


David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Rome Hartman is the executive producer and Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of �Rock Center with Brian Williams� (Mondays at 10p/9C). Follow us at RockCenterNBC.com, facebook.com/rockcenterNBC and @rockcenterNBC.

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