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January 24

In the latest episode of Rock Center, Ann Curry interviews first-time actors Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry about their breakthrough success in the critically acclaimed film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”   The Louisiana natives share an incredible bond after playing father and daughter on screen.  Nine-year-old Wallis made history by being the youngest actor to be nominated for an Academy Award as best actress.

Rock Center Special Correspondent Ted Koppel sits down with America's highest ranking military officer, General Martin Dempsey.  Dempsey recently made headlines by being one of the architects behind the decisions to allow women on the front lines of combat.

Brian Williams enters the world of legendary TV pitchman Ron Popeil.  Popeil’s products have revolutionized cooking, sporting, and even bald spots.

Also, could a smartphone be the future of medicine?  Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks to one of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, who has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper.  

Finally, at the Rock Bottom point of the hour, Brian Williams reports on the news you may have missed, including a study that tells us exactly what time each week we look our oldest.

Watch the full episode after the jump.


Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was one of the architects behind the recent announcement that women could perform on the frontline in combat. Prior to that announcement, Dempsey sat down with Rock Center Special Correspondent Ted Koppel for a wide-ranging conversation about the military’s role in Afghanistan, the threat of global terrorism and cyber-attacks and the lessons he learned from the Petraeus scandal.

From the Chop-O-Matic to a rotisserie oven to hair spray that covers up a bald spot, Ron Popeil has made a name for himself as the best-known salesman of the television era. Rock Center Anchor Brian Williams goes into Popeil's kitchen where the inventor reveals his latest brainstorm and how he journeyed from a rough childhood to become a pioneer pitchman.

One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

From the second inauguration of President Barack Obama to a new study on aging – Brian Williams reports on the news you may have missed this week.