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11 Things VH1 Taught Jake Tapper About Being A Journalist

These are some important takeaways that CNN's Jake Tapper learned back in the day while working on a VH1 special about that hot mess of a rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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2. How to talk to drunk people on camera.


4. How to deliver a perfect monologue to the camera while driving a car that does not come with a teleprompter. The guy's a natural.

5. Save the Seinfeld impersonations for those Manhattan cocktail parties with the East Coast media elite.


7. When someone asks you if you want to go check out some dolphins, don't think, just say yes.


10. If you have to interview a slightly drunk man holding a loaded gun, BE FUNNY.

Watch all of VH1's amazing Skynyrd: Uncivil War right here on YouTube and see what else Jake learned.

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