After being removed as the anchor of ‘Nightly News’ Brian Williams has been apologising to everyone including NBC members and viewers.
On Thursday NBC news announced it will be bringing back Brian Williams to work on NBC network but he will not be reprising his old job. Since coming back to the network Brian Williams has been profusely apologizing to the people at the network and his viewers.
On Thursday Williams released a statement which said he is sorry about having said things which are not true and for letting down the network NBC, but he is determined to win back the trust.
"I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust," Williams said in a statement on Thursday, according to Variety.
The statement further said Williams will greatly miss working with his team on ‘Nightly News’ but he knows the show is in good hands with Lester Holt and he is grateful for the chance to return to the show. Williams will also appear in an interview to apologize to the viewers with Matt Lauer, which will air on Friday morning.
“I will greatly miss working with the team on ‘Nightly News,’ but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it,” added Williams.
Brian Williams recently came under fire when his allegations that he was in a helicopter target with a missile in the Iraq War came under question. The Nightly News anchor was suspended for six months and his suspension is supposed to end in August 2015, however the officials at NBC were not sure about bringing Williams back as a host on the show.
On Thursday NBC announced they will be making the replacement Lester Holt the permanent anchor on the show ‘Nightly News’.
“Lester has done outstanding work for NBC News over the last ten years, and he’s performed remarkably well over the last few months under very tough circumstances,” NBC News and MSNBC chairman Andrew Lack said.
“He’s an exceptional anchor who goes straight to the heart of every story and is always able to find its most direct connection to the everyday lives of our audience. In many ways, television news stands at a crossroads, and Lester is the perfect person to meet the moment.”
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Reports reveal Williams has also been apologizing to the crew members of his show and two of his most close colleagues even cried during the apology. Then Williams even traveled to Washington, in what is being dubbed as the ‘Apology Tour’, to apologize to the NBC members there.