Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at

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Brian Williams told an audience in 2008 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that he was "fortunate" to have stood at the Brandenburg Gate the night the Berlin Wall came down.

Except there's no way Williams was at the Brandenburg Gate when East and West Germans crossed the wall for the first time on Nov. 9, 1989. As CNN Money pointed out Thursday, Williams' predecessor Tom Brokaw was the only American TV anchor to broadcast live on that momentous occasion.

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