NBC’s Brian Williams apologizes for telling false Iraq story

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NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has admitted he spread a false story about being on a helicopter that came under enemy fire while he was reporting in Iraq in 2003.

Williams said on “Nightly News” on Wednesday he was in a helicopter following other aircraft, one of which was hit by ground fire. His helicopter was not hit.

He said on air, “I want to apologize.”

Williams spread the false story most recently last Friday, when he reported on a reunion with one of the military veterans his NBC News team came into contact with that day.