NBC News anchor Brian Williams is in the spotlight for all of the wrong reasons today. His outrageous lie about being in a helicopter brought down by a rocket propelled grenade in Iraq has been exposed. He told his false tale for over 12 years and it was only after an investigation by Stars and Stripes magazine that the truth was finally revealed. Williams gave a half-hearted apology on the newsWednesday night, but implied that he only recently started to weave a false tale. In fact, Williams has told the false narrative for years, including a 2013 appearance on the Late Night Show with David Letterman.
It is not often that a television network forces a ratings leader off the air; however, it happened with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Despite being number one in the ratings for almost two decades, NBC decided to replace Leno with younger comedian Jimmy Fallon.
After the Jovon Belcher tragedy this weekend, NBC sports anchor Bob Costas used his platform on Sunday Night Football to advocate for gun control.