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Amy Berke , Brian Williams - World Choreography Awards at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre - Arrivals at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 16th November 2015

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Brian Williams' TV Return Is Mocked By Twitter With #BrianWilliamsPopeStories


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Brian Williams made his return to television news on Tuesday, presenting live coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for MSNBC. But while the former ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor might be trying to put his past scandal behind him, twitter wasn't so quick to forget as #BrianWilliamsPopeStories began trending.

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Williams has been off the air since February after he was suspended by network NBC following accusations that he misrepresented events during his coverage of the 2003 Iraq War.

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Brian Williams Back On MSNBC To Provide Coverage Of Pope's Visit


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Former NBC anchor Brian Williams will make his comeback to TV screens later this month, covering the Pope’s visit to the United States on September 22nd on MSNBC.

Williams, who has been suspended without pay from the network since February after it was discovered that he had fabricated his experiences during his coverage of the Iraq war, will work as a breaking news and special reports anchor at the network’s sister station MSNBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Brian Williams Will Make Not-So-Triumphant Return To MSNBC In August


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After weeks of back-and-forth rumours, the news is official: Brian Williams is staying on NBC News. The twist is that he's not staying on as anchor. Williams' anchor spot on Nightly News will be taken by Lester Holt, while Williams will take on a reporting role on MSNBC. This arrangement will come into effect in mid-August, after the end of Williams' suspension from the network.  

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Brian Williams will stay on with NBC Universal.

The announcement, making an expected deal official, came Thursday afternoon from NBC News chairman Andy Lack and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. 

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Fox's Bill O'Reilly Defends Himself From Accusations Of Fictionalised War Reporting


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In another controversy regarding a journalist alleged to have embellished his war reportage, Fox news host Bill O’Reilly continues to come under fire for apparently over-exaggerating the danger he was in while covering the 1982 Falklands crisis in his book four years ago.

A former CBS colleague of O’Reilly’s, Eric Engberg, claimed in a lengthy Facebook post that they were not really in a combat zone, instead being caught up in little more than “routine reporting on a demonstration that got a little nasty.”

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Fox's Bill O'Reilly is facing accusations of exaggerating his war reporting

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Brian Williams Defended By His 'Girls' Actress Daughter Allison


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‘Girls’ star Allison Williams has leapt to her news anchor father Brian’s defence, following the recent controversy in which he incorrectly claimed that his life was in grave danger while he was reporting on the Iraq conflict.

On Wednesday night, the 26 year old actress was a guest at a talk with NBC host Seth Myers in New York when the subject of her father’s suspension was raised. Allison is the first member of the family to speak publicly about the controversy, and she described it as “tough, obviously toughest on my dad” before stating confidently to the audience “I know you can trust him”, reported CNN.

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Allison Williams, star of 'Girls' on HBO, spoke about her news anchor father Brian

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NBC Suspends Anchor Brian Williams For Six Months Without Pay


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Brian Williams' break from hosting the 'Nightly News' is going to be much longer than first expected. NBC has suspended the news anchor for six months without pay after admitting last week that his story about being shot at while in a helicopter during a visit to Iraq in 2003 wasn't true.

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Williams is suspended for six months without pay for his false helicopter claims

For the duration of his suspension, Williams will be replaced by Lester Holt, the network announced in a memo on Tuesday (Feb 10th). NBC will also be continuing their investigation into his reporting of the 2003 Iraq trip.

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Can Brian Williams' Apology Quell The Outrage Over His False Iraq Claims?


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The big story this week has been Brian Williams’ big lapse of judgement, which led the US news anchor to repeatedly tell a story about how he was shot down in a helicopter. Williams retracted his statements, after several veterans disputed their authenticity, but the story has raised concerns about the authenticity of the entire US journalistic process.

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Despite Brian Williams' apology, the anchor is still in hot water over his claims.

Williams, the most-watched network anchor in the US, blamed the "fog of memory" for the lapse in his statement. He also announced a hiatus from the nightly news show, for several days while the network investigated his claims.

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NBC Announces Investigation Into News Anchor Brian Williams' Iraq Error


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Following a week of controversy, NBC has announced that it will be starting an internal investigation into the actions of Brian Williams, the ‘Nightly News’ anchor who has admitted and apologised for misleading the public about his time reporting in Iraq in 2003.

The New York Daily News reported that the inquiry will be led by NBC’s investigative unit head Richard Esposito. The network’s president of news Deborah Turness has also sent an internal e-mail to NBC staff on Friday following an editorial meeting.

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Embattled NBC news anchor Brian Williams

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NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Recants Iraq Story


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Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC’s ‘Nightly News’, has been forced to climb down and admit that he was not on board a helicopter that was hit and forced down in Iraq in 2003.

In a statement to Stars And Stripes, Williams recanted the claim that he had made on Friday evening at NBC’s coverage of a public tribute to a retired soldier at an ice hockey game. He said on the broadcast that he and his camera crew, who were embedded in a helicopter unit flying risky missions during the 2003 invasion, were shot down in the desert and "rescued, surrounded and kept alive" by a platoon led by the now-retired soldier.

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NBC anchor Brian Williams took back a claim that he was aboard a downed military chopper in Iraq

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Lena Dunham And Adam Driver On Sight For 'Girls' Season Four Premiere


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The American Museum of Natural History in New York was the sight of something pretty spectacular on 5th January 2015. And no, it wasn't because Ben Stiller was running around at night with a magical tablet and entourage of historical waxworks that look oddly like famous film stars. The Museum was, however, the location for the premiere for season four of HBO's 'Girls'.

Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke pose together at the 'Girls' season four premiere (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)
Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke pose together at the 'Girls' season four premiere (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)

As well as the majority of the main cast, the premiere saw members of the supporting cast and various additional celebrities arriving to support the premiere. In addition to Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver posing on the red carpet and with one another, 'Mad Men''s Jon Hamm and 'Star Trek''s Zachary Quinto also made an appearance. The event was similar to the way in which the premiere for season three took place at The Lincoln Centre in Manhattan and also saw a string on celebrities checking in to show support.

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Brian Williams and Allison Williams - "Girls" Season Three Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center - New York, New York, United States - Monday 6th January 2014

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Brian Williams and Son - Universal Pictures Presents Lone Survivor at The Ziegfeld Theater - NYC, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013

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Brian Williams and Doug Williams - Premiere of 'Lone Survivor' held at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013

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Brian Williams with son - New York premiere of 'Lone Survivor' at Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013

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