Reports: Brian Williams Cancels Thursday Letterman Appearance

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February 8, 2015 5:29 p.m.

NBC News anchor Brian Williams cancelled his appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” scheduled for Thursday, CNN reported Sunday evening.

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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