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It's hard to believe that Dateline has been on the air for 25 seasons. Many anchors have come and gone (remember the Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips days?) but this NBC news program keeps chugging along -- and is sometimes one of the top-rated shows on Friday nights. It's hard to imagine that the series would be cancelled but you never know. Stay tuned.
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Brian Williams isn’t the first prominent TV-news correspondent to get his facts wrong. He may be the first, however, to do it in such an odd fashion.
Williams, who announced over the weekend that he would take a break from anchoring “NBC Nightly News,” is on the grill of public perception due to an admission made last week that he has — on multiple occasions — falsely claimed to have been on a helicopter shot down by enemy fire while on an NBC News reporting trip in Iraq in 2003. His disclosure was made to the newspaper Stars & Stripes after military personnel involved in the incident, in which a rocket-powered grenade downed a Chinook helicopter, took issue with Williams’ story.
Williams’ decision to tell a fish tale of sorts during public appearances and on David Letterman’s “Late Show” puts him in a unique situation. TV correspondents over the years have made some big gaffes, »
- Brian Steinberg
2 items from 2015
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