Wednesday, May 29, 2024

NBC’s Brian Williams Tells Matt Lauer on Today: “I told stories that weren’t true”


Here’s the video of this morning’s interview with Brian Williams. It sums up at about 9:38. “I told stories that weren’t true,” Williams, now the former anchor of NBC Nightly News, says. Lester Holt replaces him. Williams gets kicked to MSNBC so that Comcast doesn’t have to pay out any part of his contract. Williams still receives $10 million a year. “This came from a bad place…inside me,” Williams says.

To me he sounds like Richard Nixon. He never once says these words, “I lied.” Watch this video. It’s brutal– especially since NBC has embedded a Dunkin Donuts commercial with Joel McHale. Keep refreshing.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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