Andrea Mitchell did more than just report on the ALS ice bucket challenge that’s been trending across the internet lately. She actually made one of the best videos yet.
MSNBC‘s reporter accepted the challenge from Florida U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and proceeded to let hubby Alan Greenspan do the lifting. It wasn’t her reaction that made this video so insane though. It was how much went into filming it.
Taking a queue from Hollywood, the TV reporter had cameras ready to film the event from every angle. There was also a camera in the bucket itself, and on the ground where the water would likely land.
The ALS ice bucket challenge is meant to raise money for a charity to help find a cure for “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 19, 2014
The rules are simple. If you are challenged via a video, you have 24 hours to complete your own ice bucket challenge video. Those who don’t accept must donate $100 to the ALSA. Those who do only have to donate ten dollars, and they get to challenge three other people.
Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC likewise challenged former First Lady Hillary Clinton, NBC News Chief White House correspondent Charles David “Chuck” Todd, and Secretary of State and former presidential candidate John Kerry.
As Mitchell braced for the water sitting in a chair, she covered her eyes. Alan Greenspan lifted the bucket and poured it somewhat gently over her head, even managing to get himself in the picture from the bucket camera.
Other recent ALS ice bucket challenge contestants included The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik, George W. Bush, and Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana, and long-time rap artist Dr. Dre. There have even been compilations of challenge entries that didn’t go so well, posted to YouTube.
If you were given the ALS ice bucket challenge like Andrea Mitchell, who would you challenge?
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