During a March 2013 appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman," NBC News anchor Brian Williams told a particularly entertaining version of his tale about being shot down in a helicopter while covering the Iraq War.
The problem, as the longtime newsman admitted to the nation on Wednesday night, was that the story was bogus. The helicopter he was traveling in during his 2003 reporting trip was never shot down.
During the Letterman appearance, the NBC anchor started by poking a little fun at himself and praising his NBC colleague Richard Engel.
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