Brian Williams’ future may hinge on just how many other examples of exaggerations and fibs are found. The network’s internal fact-checking investigation is “nowhere near done,” a senior NBC source said Thursday.
Although NBC Universal chief Steve Burke says his chief anchor deserves a second chance, whether he actually gets one is another question. Brian Williams’ six-month suspension offers reasons for the split to become permanent.
The network announced Tuesday night that embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will be suspended for six months without pay for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq. “This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position,” Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, said in an internal memo.
As NBC Nightly News aired without Brian Williams Monday, the debate over the anchor’s precarious future is brewing. Whether or not Williams should be fired despite keeping his newscast at the top of the ratings boils down to one key question: How much are years of good work worth?
NBC News said Brian Williams would anchor the unit’s signature evening newscast live from Ferguson, Mo., while CNN said it would stay live throughout primetime rather than running its usual Tuesday documentary, two signals that events surrounding the recent grand jury verdict in the death of teenager Michael Brown continues to absorb the national focus.
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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a story important enough for NBC’s “Nightly News”: Weather forecaster Mike Seidel did not relieve himself in the snow. NBC’s Brian Williams said on Monday’s broadcast that Seidel “was the victim of some wild misinformation” that floated after his aborted live report on a snowstorm in North Carolina on Saturday’s […]
The long run of dominance for NBC’s Nightly News is showing some cracks, as ABC’s World News last week climbed to the top for the second consecutive week in the crucial audience category of viewers 25-54.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams had a quick on-air response after Arsenio Hall needled him for excluding Hall from a video montage of latenight hosts: Oops. “Arsenio is a latenight veteran and he took us to task on his show and he even urged his audience members to call our newsroom,” […]
NBC News said Thursday he’ll be back to work at Nightly News next Tuesday, after Labor Day. He’s been out since undergoing knee replacement surgery on Aug. 6.
ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer tops its rival among the key adults 25-54 demo for the first time in almost five years, following the rise of Good Morning America.
Nothing has helped the recently flagging fortunes of NBC News like the injection of large audiences after coverage of the Olympics on the network this summer. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is the latest example.
The Today show’s battle with ABC’s Good Morning America isn’t the only dogfight NBC News shows are locked in to maintain the ratings supremacy the network’s news division has long enjoyed. Meet the Press has been beaten lately with some regularity by CBS‘s Face the Nation. In the evening, ABC World News has been slowly gaining on long-reigning NBC Nightly News, which has lost the most viewers this season to date of all the network newscasts in the 25-54 demographic that advertisers covet.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was interrupted by a blaring fire alarm and voice announcement during most of Tuesday’s East Coast broadcast, though that didn’t stop him from continuing without losing his cool.
He replaces Bob Epstein, who led the top-rated newscast for two and a half years.
The network tells buyers that viewers of its NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams may be older but they are more attentive — and the spots are cheaper.