tv Justice With Judge Jeanine FOX News January 1, 2012 4:00am-5:00am EST
♪ happy new year. it is an all american new year. that is a great way tastart. good evening, america. and welcome to our all american new year. i am bill hemmer from the heart of the new york city . great to be back with you again. >> happy new year. >> are you ready for one more? >> why not. i am megyn kelly and we were
surrounded by one mill onioor more here in times square for an event that is watched by a billion people around the world. >> it is astounding when you think about it. we are one hour away from when they drop the big ball for 2012. it is 40 stories over our head here in the end of times square. >> we talked about how it is down right balmy and looking forward to mi-ties with umbrellas. that has changed. but on tv it looks like an oversized tv ornhament. but it is 12 feet high and weighs more than 11,000 pounds. >> it is butiful. i was up there today. >> you were touching the ball. >> it gets here at midnight. we have one of the best broadcast we have done. >> this is it? >> it has begun. fifth year together.
>> i feel so close to you right now, bill. >> if it gets closer we'll get closer. >> it happened years ago. >> and hearing from rich and sandy patti. >> and '80s tunes from rock of ages. they are performing behind us in times square and you will love this group. >> if you don't know about rock of agings, you will soon. this is starring tom cruise with a preview tonight. we have line up for fox talent and including the latest member of the weather casting. mariah molina. >> also joining us on special work release from the 5. gret, the guy who anchors our red eye broadcast and works security on the weekends and tonight sweeping the streets
of times square. how are you doing, greg? >> happy new year . i am doing great. and i apologize about the hot tub. i will get it cleaned up it is like occupy wall street but incredible. so many celebrities. i thought i saw lady gaga but it was a pidgion. it is a great crowd and come with me. come with me. how are you? >> pretty good. >> did you get arrested? >> yeah, sure. >> what did you do? >> i just arrested. >> never mind you look wonderful. all right. when you are doing new years eve there is always blue hats. like this is a city of blue hats, what are you wearing the hat? >> i will ready. and do you know how they make those hats blue? >> no, i don't know. >> it is made out of butter
fly hearts. >> oh. >> butter fly hearts. are you going to keep it. >> i don't believe you. i am going to keep it >> i understand that completely. all right, all right, all right. hey. where are you from, buddy? >> bloomington, illinois. >> that is a beautiful place. i am lying, i don't care. >> wife. >> what a lovely couple. do i care. do you want me to tease or keep talking. interesting thing, three million tons of confetti are dropped here in new york. you know where that confetti comes from it is shredded grasshoppers. >> well done, greg. >> somebody told greg his mission was to insult so many people. starting with lady gaga. >> job well done. >> hey, folks, back to greg
early and awn as the evening progresses. and in the meantime when the ball drops at midnight, they plan on releasing one ton of confetti and it looks like a snow storm on paper and one of the best things tonight . we see kimberleyug handwriting someone. they like to hug her. she's on 7th avenue. hey, kimberley. >> hey, megyn and bill. we are having a great time. an awesome couple from chicago that have been dating five years. you have something you want to say? >> very romantic. she has no idea. love is in the air in new york city. >> will you marry me? >> yes.
>> five years and it came true. what a way to start 2012 with this new couple and looking forward to a life together. they came here to celebrate new years eve and she comes away with a ring. congratulations. >> have happiness together. >> it is time. it is go time. >> back to you guys. >> nicely done . say hello to everybody in chicago. well done. >> and new in times square celebration every year since 1904. and megyn and i have been out here since 1912. no. five years ago. and we are joined by maria molina newest member of our talented weather team. we were thanking today. it was 53 degrees and sunny today. >> i want to put an asterisk
on the gratitude. it has gone way down, maria. >> happy new year, maria. >> hey, guys and happy new year to you, too. it is absolutely an amazing experience to be here tonight. thank you for having me on your show and right now the temperature is 47 degrees. it is gone down a bit. and it does feel cooler like 43 degrees. not too bad for somebody who is from florida. i found two other ladies from florida here and go ahead and tell me what city from florida. >> i am from tampa, florida. >> i am rita and i am jacksonville. >> i am maria and i am from south florida and we have the entire state of the florida covered right here and they are two college students who came up to new york city and decided to experience the ball drop here to kick off 2012.
and how is the weather for you guys? >> and agreed. not too bad . they are -- what college are you from >> university of florida. >> and by the way, i am from florida state. and we'll ask them who won the last game between florida state and usf. >> my school. back to you guys. >> nicely done. and they brought the sunshine in new york this weekend. >> i think you are overstating the case. it is cold now. >> it was down right balmy today. >> if you thought it would be 53 degrees by new year's eve in new york city. >> you know what, i was raised in syracuse and albany, new york. this qualifies. it is still cold. it wasn't earlier but it is now. >> we are going to have a great night. >> here's my problem. i have gloves and a nice thing. and these have holes in them.
>> there is a reason for that. to take your fingers out and use your cell phone. >> i don't want that. these are brand new. not only one hole but 10 holes in them. refund coming up. >> we said we have one of the best shows ever and we mean it. this next guy is one of the reasons why we tell you that. >> exactly. tracatkins has 15 top 10 singles and 10 million albums and big role in the movies of the lioln lawyer. and in a few minutes you will see him perform one of his hottest storms. this is right in the heart of the new york city. hello, 2012. >> right around the corner and just ahead around the corner. performing the hit singles and tell you how john rich helped
my own musical career. what musical career. stand by. >> we are back in the 60 seconds. first sharing the stage for a moment with some of our favorite people. men and women in uniform who keep our country safe each and every day. >> i am here in afghanistan and i would like to say happy new year to my husband and daughters. love you.
so much to be thankful for. see you in the new year 2012. got to get better, right? >> thank you for that shepherd. >> a guy in my building said we went from terrible to awful and it feels great. >> we'll celebrate that in an hour. >> 15 minutes. >> you can see on the camera. you will see on our cameras every year hundreds of thousands down here having a time it is a lot of folks here and a lot of americans, and you see a lot of new yorkers come out even though they live in the city to brave the cold and just to be together. >> you got to work for it to be in this crowd and bring it on. >> what you do not see and notice are the thousands of police officers that man more than 17 miles of this and what the nypd calls the ring of steel in manhattan and
designed to keep the party safe for everyone. they have done a terrific job. >> rick has that part of our coverage. rick, what is going on? >> hey, megyn and bill. hard to believe with one or two million people in the heart of the times square. it could be one of the safest places in america right now. among the thousands of police officers including 1500 rookie cops who just graduated from the nypd, you also have federal agents who spent much of the day with the f.b.i., they have a lot of teams out here as well and the nypd has locked the place down. they are so calm about this. they have been through it so many times and drill for it all year long and respond to calls all year long and they are working together to make this a safe, we all hope new year's eve. they have bomb-sniffing dogs and checkpoints in times square and no back packs or
alcohol i am sorry to say. and boats out on the harbor and plains clothes officers working the crowd and so far, so good. every single year. no incident to report and no major threat that they are aware of and they are excited about bringing in 2012 in a safe and happy new year guys. >> rick, we hope you have a boring night with nothing to report on the safety front. can i say in speaking of the bomb-sniffing dogings. we met luke. >> a back lab who had a 3 d camera on his head and bill told me that is the gift that martha gave him. >> and it is unbelievable. 3 d and high def. >> you and luke are in good company. >> trace atkins is ready to start on his 11th studio album. >> he's awesome . the last album proud to be here is a favorite .
we'll hear from that later. let's start off with a rocking duothat gets people on the feet. >> it is topped the bill board 100 from the sixth avenue fox news stage. heart of manhattan. trace atkins honky tonk badonka donk. it is a tender love song. it really is. ♪ that's what i am talking about. ♪ ♪ shooting over the eight ball. at the wall. feeting 10 feet tall. ♪ here she. hope she doesn't.
♪ we have a hurting rythil anda want to sing along. ♪ that honky tonk. ♪ and sugar. ♪ they will always be along. with the sheriff on the phone. ♪ lord have mercy. ♪ that honky badonkadonk. -- honky tonk badonkadonk. ♪ lord have mercy. ♪ honky tonk badonkadonk. dinner ♪ ♪ yeah, watch out. she's backing up. ♪ ♪ oh, yeah.
♪ they bring badonkadonk out here tonight. take care of yourself. happy new year. [applause] it is an honor to have him. you know what a badonkadonk is? >> i think it is a doughnut. >> you don't know. >> you want to venture a guess? >> you know? his address is. >> no. still ahead, big times square performance from rock of ages and it rocks, it is awesome. >> you will hear from fox favorite bill o' riley. and zack coming up, too. stay tuned. ♪
happy new years. i am recorded it earlier because chances are right now i am asleep. that's the kind of guy i am. i am not exciting like hemmle. i don't want to think about it so you are in good hands on new year's eve with hemmer andy kelly . i hope 2012 is a better year for the country, and you and can't get much worse. 2011 not an a line year in history.
but we are optmistic on the fox news channel and appreciate you guys watch hope you have a great 2012. very nice. >> that guy is running the town. >> i have a resolution for my experience on his show. he would give me the last word he really does. >> and that could happen in 2012. what do you think? welcome back to times square. we are a little more than half hour. >> 38 minutes. >> until the ball drops. that went fast. >> it sure does. >> okay half hour. kinny anderish caught fire when they teamed up they became big and rich and produced half dozen top 40 hits. they are unbelievable.
they have remade foot loose. >> yes, john rich has a place in my heart. >> i am ticked off with him for it >> he showed up with one. >> he barely knew you and your interest in guitar. bill is a guitar player. >> it is a beautiful acustic guitar inlaid. >> it reads megyn in mother mother of pearl that he bought for me from gibson. >> and my resolution is to get one that said bill hemmer. >> that's cheap. you know he's watching. here now from the fox news stage and we'll see what they have to say about this. performing the title track. coming to your city.
new york. brothers and sisters. coming to your city. ♪ ♪ coming to your city. ♪ going play a guitar, sing you a country song. ♪ i will be higher in the round. ♪ if you want a lite bang and ying yan g come. we went to cincinnati and got really happy. ♪ went to chilly on the way. ♪ and then we roll down to kansas and there scared the hell out of marlin manson . the party started happening. hey. ♪ in the middle of the night.
we went ran into jessica white and had moon shine. ♪ ♪ oh, we'll be in your city. ♪ we'll be partying. ♪ if you want a little bang and yini can't think come. ♪ we brote down in greenville in the middle of the hay field and a bud lite truck helped us out. ♪ we headed up to the village and partying down like a hill bill yedrop the music down and rock it out. ♪ and you going when we are up in buffalo. ♪ don't you know those yankovics - yankees are drinking. ♪ we are coming to your city.
♪ going to play our guitar sing you a country song. ♪ we'll be all be partying and higher than a round up. ♪ if you want a little bang come along. cowboys. ♪ from tennessee to >> y c x. don't shake it keep it on fox news. for 20 12. ♪ you got 15 dollar drinks in san antonio. ♪ it is a wild wild rodeo. ♪ put your hand in the the air. ♪ phoenix, arizona. we drink corona and walked up bypass the river. ♪ and we are coming. to our city. we'll play our guitar and sing you a country ♪ we'll all be flying higher than a jit air liner.
♪ if you want a little bang in your yinyang. ♪ we are coming to your city. gonna play our guitars and sing you a country song. ♪ we'll all be flying higher than a jet airliner. ♪ and if you want a little bang in your ying iang. ♪ if you want zing in your zang, zang. if you want a little ching in your chang, chang. come along. come along. ♪ yeey yeah queercoming to your estate. new york city. [applause] happy new year! [cheers and applause] >> that was two for two. they are hot. >> and i want to give a shout out to granny rich, too. just can't let the night go out without a shout out to
grandy. and speaking of big and rich. >> and just ahead here. an artist with five grammy awar and four bill board award and three platinum record and five gold records. sometimes they call it a voice and you will see why just ahead. >> folks we are now 32 minutes away from the big moment when the ball drops here in times square it is time to think about waking up anyone who is asleep on the couch. you don't want to miss the next act. ♪ up next. rock of agings. don't stop believing and this show has rocked its way in the broadway history book. you will see why when they perform here in times square. in 60 seconds .
from all of us here in washington, happy new year. 2012 a huge fear for stories about the election the economy voters making choices about the way forward, both home and abroad. one thing is certain, 2012 marks another year, another chance to thank the men and women of the u.s. military and their families who sacrifice for this country every day no matter what the calendar says. so thank you. here is to a happy and healthy 2012! >> bill: what is moment we have now. five-time tony nominated musical here in new york they call it broadway's best party and they will take you right back to 1987 in a flash. >> megyn: all the hair bands. good times. currently rocking out 8 times a week on broadway and soon coming to the silver screen in a major motion picture starring a little actor you may have heard of known as tom cruise. give it up for rock of ages!
answer ♪ ♪ but never seem to find what i'm looking for ♪ ♪ oh, lord, i pray you give me strength to carry on ♪ ♪ because i know what it means ♪ ♪ to walk among the lonely street of dreams ♪ ♪ here i go again on my own ♪ going down the only road i've ever known ♪ ♪ like a drifter i was born to walk alone ♪ ♪ and i've made up my mind ♪ oh, yeah, ♪ i ain't wasting no more time ♪ ♪ just another heart in need of rescue ♪ ♪ waiting on love's sweet charity ♪ ♪ i'm going to hold on for the rest of my days ♪
♪ because i know what it means ♪ ♪ to walk along the lonely street of dreams ♪ ♪ here i go again on my own ♪ going down the only road i've ever known ♪ ♪ like a drifter i was born to walk alone ♪ ♪ and i made up my mind ♪ oh, yeah, ♪ i ain't wasting no more time ♪ ♪ here i go again ♪ oh, oh, oh here i go again >> here i go, here i go, here i go again ♪ ♪ oh, yeah, ♪ here i go ♪ here i go again on my own ♪ come on ♪ going down the only road i've
ever known ♪ >> let me hear you! ♪ like a drifter i was born to walk alone ♪ >> and i've made up my mind ♪ >> i ain't wasting no more time ♪ ♪ here i go again on my own ♪ going down the only road i've ever known ♪ ♪ like a drifter i was born to walk alone ♪ ♪ because i know what it means ♪ ♪ to walk along the lonely street of dreams ♪ ♪ here i go again [ applause ] >> bill: awesome. they are so good. >> gretchen: they are. and so fit and so young. >> bill: you're right about that.
>> megyn: if you like that wait ten minutes until the rock cast does "don't stop believing." i love that song and so do you. is the song we will use to introduce the big event of the ball drop which is now 26 minutes away. >> bill: well done. i was going to get you a calculator. >> megyn: i hate the subtraction. >> bill: another act joining us tonight. terrific comic who got his start at nyu here in new york city. a strong line of success since then. >> megyn: he has appeared on mtv, nickelodeon and the howard stern show and lends his talents to fox news favorites including fox and friends, huckabee, "red eye." ladies and gentlemen, join us live in times square with our very own greg gutfeld. >> thank you. >> it is great to have you
here. >> it is amazing. >> new york is an amazing city. an amazing city. it has gotten so much better and we owe it all to mayor bloomberg who is right here. mayor bloomberg. great to see you. great to see you. >> you look so different in real life. >> i can't hear you. >> you look different. where did you come from, mayor? >> virginia. >> the mayor lives in virginia. >> he has a lot of money multiple homes. >> that is amazing. what are you wearing? >> my wife. >> she is very lovely and you are very rich, i know you are. whatever you do, you do it well. >> have you seen any celebrities here besides yourself? >> no. yeah. >> i thought i saw will mahr. turned out it was a rodent sorting a banana. amazing. come over here. >> how are you? >> where are you from? >> new jersey. i just want to send out a shout
to the hassan family. i love you guys. >> this is snooki's sister from new jersey. >> are you related to snooki? >> not at all. >> cousins. >> you definitely stole her hat. >> yes, i did. >> do i look familiar? >> yes, you do. >> i think we spent some time in jail. >> yes. >> okay, that was -- >> folsom prison. >> she just told me i was handsome. >> who are you with? >> hey, these guys right there were at the comedy club last night and saw me. nice to see you guys again. i'm a comedian. yes, i am. >> you have a tongue piercing. you have a hung piercing. do your parents know? >> yes. >> do they let you have a tongue piercing? >> i don't know. >> i don't think you can talk to her legally. i think it is a law thing. how old are you, buddy? >> 16. >> 16 years old!
who is up past 9:00. you are! the mom. >> wait, you are whose mom? >> i am a hot mom. >> you are a hot mom. >> she is modest, too. she is modest. you are a hot mom. >> i haven't seen this many people since the bathroom line at starbucks. >> it's true. >> i think i found me a cougar. >> is there a party after this you guys are going to? >> yes, an after party. >> imthree. where are the rings? >> happy new year! >> you guys might end up in jail before this night is over. well done, greg, ryan. we'll check back in. you can feel it getting a little close, right. >> megyn: the energy is building. >> bill: 21, 22 minutes away. two great performances in a moment including rock of ages. they have got a show stopper for the folks here in times square tonight. >> megyn: why don't you sing a
little bit of it? >> bill: i would love to. ♪ i am who i am >> megyn: you might have guessed from this video trace adkins back with a new sing trillion hissest alum. >> bill: two very short commercial breaks before the five ton decoration signals the start of 2012. sean hannity and big and rich and more all a head. we are back in 40 seconds. don't move, america. it is almost a happy new year. >> a list of things i want to try to accomplish and put it some where, where i see it regularly. it is a good barometer as to where you have come and how far you need to go. >> this new year's i want to take and spend more time with my little brother because i have been kind of running around doing this and i'm going to be there for more him than i have in the past. take him on a backpacking trip, just me and him.
families a happy and healthy new year and we will see you back for the iowa caucuses in two days. >> megyn: thanks, sean. >> bill: thank you very much, sean. to our viewers they are so wonderful to us. each and every year and we thank you. >> megyn: we have been number one for how many years now? all thanks to you. >> bill: o'reilly is number one in his time slot for 11 years. i don't think that will happen again. you think about the industry and the way things are changing, to you at home, thank you. >> megyn: you at home you know us because we are the faces that come on camera. it takes a village. so many people that work so hard behind the scenes from the folks producing the show at this moment to the folks behind this camera to the beautiful and talented maureen walch who put these beautiful eyelashes on me. see the sparkle? >> bill: you got a little lady gaga working. >> megyn: you need these next
year, bill. >> bill: 15 minutes to go and here is an amazing fact to share at the party tonight. in the 24 hours from right now to this time tomorrow there will be 7200 babies born across the united states. >> megyn: i love that. >> bill: happy birthday. >> megyn: so optimistic and -- i don't know. all good things. this time last year i was expecting one and now i have her. >> bill: exactly. >> megyn: and one of our own fox babies is kimberly guilfoyle. a gorgeous lawyer turned broadcaster. see what she is doing along her stretch of broadway. hey, kimberly. >> bill: happy new year kimberly guilfoyle having a lot of fun down here. a sweet story. i will introduce you to alex with her family from orlando. say hi, alex. >> i'm alex. i'm here with my mom and brother and dad from orlando, florida. it was my christmas wish to come here in times square for new york and for the new year's eve elevation. i got a surprise and it is so
exciting and i'm happy to be here. i couldn't have asked for anything better are. >> christmas wishes do come true. a great family. mom here, too. you can see the family resemblance and her are father and brother back there as well. she is happy that this dream came true and that her parents made it happen. >> bill: well done. >> megyn: thanks, kimberly. when you look at like this crowd is rivetted watching the ball, getting ready to watch it come down. >> bill: all the way up 7th avenue as far as the eye can see and all the way down. might be the biggest crowd that we have seen since we started doing the show. >> megyn: normally they are saying it is a million people but tonight could be over 1.5 million because the temperatures are forgiving. >> bill: and great musical acts and great weather all week. >> megyn: and the economy is
starting to do a little bit better and people are starting to feel a little bit better. i think they are maybe feeling a little bit better. that helps, i think, right? we can't tell you how excited we were when trace adkins agreed to perform tonight. >> bill: a chance for all of you guys out there to turn to your gals, your wives and say honey, this one is for you. >> megyn: here is trace adkins with his song "million dollar view." ♪ ♪ i don't need to be sitting on the roof of a high rise looking at the city below ♪ ♪ i don't need to be on the beach watching that sunset ♪ ♪ if i climb to the top of a colorado mountain i could see
forever from there ♪ ♪ but i don't have the pleasure from there, i got a million dollar view right here in my living room ♪ ♪ in this little two room house ♪ ♪ even with the shades pulled down and the lights turned down ♪ ♪ i don't need to go to some exotic place ♪ ♪ to see the kind of thing that takes my breath away ♪ ♪ all i gotta do is look at you and i got a million dollar view ♪ ♪ and i see you laying there in that sexy nightgown it burns me down deep in my soul ♪ ♪ you are a living work of art, a sight they put inside the
likes of my ♪ ♪ if i pointed it to heaven i wouldn't find nothing up there ♪ ♪ that compares to what i got down here ♪ ♪ i've got a million dollar view ♪ ♪ right here in my living room ♪ ♪ in this little tin roof house ♪ ♪ even with the shades pulled down and the lights turned down ♪ ♪ i don't need to go to some exotic place to see the kind of thing that takes my breath away ♪ ♪ no, all i got to do is look at you and i got a million dollar view ♪
♪ no, i don't need to go to some exotic place to see the kind of thing that takes my breath away ♪ ♪ no, all i got to do is look at you ♪ ♪ you know the truth is baby, i was just starting at a million ♪ i would go higher if i had to, i would sell some stuff ♪ ♪ you're my million dollar view ♪ ♪ just looking at you ♪ you're my million dollar view, baby ♪ [ applause ] >> bill: nicely done. >> megyn: nicely done is right. that stage is steps from where we are standing right now outside of the fox news studios which are always jamming but not quite like this, bill. >> bill: we are about to feel it. it is going to come from the
heavens. it will rain down on this joint and we will ring in a whole new year. what that number changes when it goes from one to two, from in1 to 2012, it is a moment your life that you never ever forget, especially when you are standing right here. >> megyn: and here in new york people wonder why people would stand in the pens for 8 hours without going to the bathroom or without being able to leave for what. why not watch it on tv. which is also fun. the reason they do it is for the five minutes before midnight and the five minutes after midnight. >> bill: and then they all scatter. >> megyn: and it is magical. >> bill: you need to do it one time in your life. take the time to come to new york and make it happen. you will not regret it. >> megyn: or keep watching us. >> bill: up next, do not stop believing, otherwise known as
don't stop believing. >> megyn: the rock of ages cast. coming up their big number from our times square stage in front of a million plus people. >> bill: two minutes away from that. we are 11 minutes away from 2012. 40 second time-out. we are back, right after this! >> my name is master gunnery sergeant jeffrey green. i'm stationed in afghanistan. i would like to say hi to my family members in greenville, north carolina
happy new year from all of us here at "the five." >> a great year. it was a great 2011. >> a good year for "the five" and a good year for you all. >> happy blessed new year, everybody. >> i hope you get drunk! >> happy new year. >> did we say happy new year yet? >> that is enough, bob. that is enough. >> okay. >> bill: that is kind of how the show goes sometimes. >> we have one of them right here. >> bill: ten minutes to go. wake the dog, grab the kids. what we used to do is we got on
the front porch and banged on some cans. >> megyn: every year is special. how about this for special. a song about a small town girl who took the midnight train going -- i'm losing my voice and i need it for iowa. ladies and gentlemen, rock of ages one more time. ♪ just a small town girl living in a lonely world ♪ ♪ she took the midnight train going anywhere ♪ ♪ he's just a city boy born and raised in south detroit ♪ ♪ he took the midnight train going anywhere ♪
♪ ooh ooh ooh ooh ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ a singer in a smoky room, the smell of wine and cheap perfume ♪ ♪ for a smile they can share the night it goes on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ stranges wading up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ shadows searching in the night ♪ ♪ street lights, people living full of emotion ♪ ♪ hiding some where in the night ♪ ♪ working hard to get my fill
♪ everybody wants the thrill ♪ saying anything to roll the dice just one more time ♪ ♪ some will win, some will lose ♪ ♪ some are going to sing the blues ♪ ♪ the music can never end ♪ it goes on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ stranges waiting up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ shadows searching in the night ♪ ♪ street lights, people ♪ some where in the night ever. ♪ don't stop believing
♪ hold on to that feeling ♪ street lights, people ♪ don't stop believing ♪ hold on to that feeling ♪ street lights ♪ people ♪ don't stop believing ♪ hold on to that feeling ♪ street lights people ♪ don't stop >> megyn: all right. >> bill: last seen on the sopranos, right? world number one. >> megyn: in case you weren't living then for a little context on the '80s, the man who put the mull in mullet.
>> mr. business in the front, party in the back, greg gutfeld. >> megyn: did you write this? >> i do d. not write that. i think john gibson did. he writes the most perverse stuff. six marriage proposals. two from anderson cooper. >> megyn: congratulations on that. the answer was? >> i'm already married. happily married. >> megyn: that is a good one. have you been heckling the crowd or actually been enjoying the festivities this year? >> i actually love that the crowd is so nice. everybody is great. i have been seeing a lot of famous people. saw alec baldwin. not the actor but the guy i went to school with back in california. an account and the. >> bill: i notice how many friends you are making here in new york.
reeling them in. >> megyn: a big year for you. you are superstar now. do people recognize you on the street a lot more? >> it used to be drunks and strippers. now, it is drunks and strippers, bar tenders, guys on parole. the elderly. it has been a great year. >> bill: congratulations. it is great to be with you again, greg. happy new year, brother. >> i got a hug! >> megyn: what kind of hug that was? >> you are here on a very special occasion. our five year anniversary. >> megyn: four minutes away. no more commercials. we will watch it together. >> bill: it is a moment when it is like 11:58 in the evening and it is in new york city and no matter where you are in the world or what kind of problems you are coming out of or what kind of challenges you are entering, this is the moment where you stop and you pause and think about where you are in your life and most importantly where you want to
go in the coming year because it is a new you beginning. >> megyn: i think one of the reasons why people come to times square and why people watch times square on new year's eve, it as gathering of humanity. it is the same feeling you get when you go to church or when you go to sporting event or go to a concert and you are with your fellow human beings on this earth just celebrating a moment together. it just makes you feel connected to your fellow human beings. >> bill: you see all of the shimmering blue stuff down there in the crowd. that is an individual who has waited eight, ten, 15 hours for the moment they are are about to experience live in times square as we close out 2011, the year that has had numerous challenges for our country and hopefully as we go forward in 2012 it is a new beginning for all of us. >> megyn: there is a couple of good signs. the unemployment rate is a little lower than it was this
time last year and all you can hope is that it will continue going in the right direction and so is this country. >> bill: and here we are at 11:58 on 12/1/3111. happy new year, america. let's take this moment in. we are almost there. ♪ ♪ imagine all the people ♪ sharing all the love ♪ you may say i'm a dreamer ♪ but i'm not the only one ♪ ♪ i hope some day you will join us ♪ ♪ and the world will live as
one ♪ [ applause ] >> happy new year new york city! >> bill: there is the sight, huh? the mayor of new york city michael bloomberg with lady gaga with fewer than 60 seconds to go in 2011. >> megyn: say goodbye. >> bill: that ball mounted and framed high above times square laced with waterford crystal is making her way home into 2012. and it is 30. >> megyn: the crowd is starting to go wild. >> bill: and it's 20.