— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 8, 2015
Just in: Brian Williams will skip Letterman show this week, NBC source says. His camp had weighed using appearance to address questions
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) February 8, 2015
Williams announced on Saturday that he would temporarily take himself off the air after he admitted last week that his story about being in a helicopter hit by a rocket propelled grenade in Iraq was bogus.
The NBC News anchor apologized for his factual errors last week, but after crew members disputed his most recent version of the Iraq War tale, numerous videos of Williams embellishing the story surfaced.
Williams told David Letterman in a 2013 appearance on the “Late Show” that “two of our four helicopters were hit by ground fire, including the one I was in — RPG and AK-47.”
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