NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams apologized on-air on Wednesday and to Stars and Stripes for saying he was riding in a helicopter that was brought down by enemy fire while covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In reality, Williams was a passenger in a helicopter flying behind the one that was shot down.
Brian Williams: 'In an Effort to Honor and Thank a Veteran, I Made a Mistake' http://t.co/UVXXYg2HPJ— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 5, 2015
The issue came to light after the anchor repeated the tale on-air on Friday night. He also told the story on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2013. Williams was called out by veterans of the Iraq War on social media, prompting the mea culpa.
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