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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.

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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.

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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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