Everyone keep calm, the building is not going to self-destruct in 30 seconds. It's just Tom Brokaw's phone going off.
The veteran NBC News anchor was discussing Senator Mitch McConnell's re-election with Rachel Maddow live on MSNBC Tuesday when a doomsday-sounding alarm went off that turned out to be Brokaw's phone. Like a pro, he smoothly fielded "the call" live on air and segued right into a joke about getting groceries.
Brokaw's ringer also answered a burning question for Savannah Guthrie.
"I've always wondered who picks that alarm ring,'' Guthrie said on TODAY Wednesday. "It's the most annoying ring in the world."
Brokaw's smoothness during an unexpected moment was reminiscent of his colleague, Andrea Mitchell, who calmly kept reporting from the 2008 Republican National Convention as she was engulfed by a host of balloons during the celebration.