However, the serious discussion suffered an accidental comic turn when a person riding their bike suddenly appeared in shot.
Riding down the walkway, while attempting to take a selfie, the person lost their balance and tumbled.
Inevitably, it happened just as they were directly behind Venegas – in other words, centre stage.
The cyclist’s selfie attempt didn’t quite go as plannedMSNBC
Fortunately, the unwitting screen star was unharmed by the fall, and quickly got up – phone still in hand – to carry on their trip (albeit a little swervingly).
Still, they didn’t manage to escape the notice of NBC anchor Geoff Bennett back in the studio, who chuckled as he pointed out: “As you were speaking a guy fell off his bike but he seems to be doing OK. He’s kept it moving, luckily.”
The cameo was also caught by scores of Twitter users, who delighted in the slapstick mishap.
Here’s what they had to say:
@davidmackau ok I’m ready to write 10,00 words about this person stat