In this version of 'Slow Jam The News,' Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams take a R&B angle on the U.S. financial cliff.
Slow Jam The News is a periodical segment on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and always features The Roots. The idea is to take seriously non-romantic subject matter and turn it into a seductive, moody medley backed by slow jam harmonies. The key to what makes this segment entertaining is contrast between the dry subject matter, which usually involves a lot of details the average person wouldn't even know and the soft, cool sound of the music.
In this clip, Brian Williams of NBC News joins Fallon and The Roots as the anchor of Slow Jam The News. He lays out details of the U.S. financial cliff and then those details are turned into song by Fallon and Black Thought.