Brian Williams, in his first public comments since losing his NBC Nightly News anchor chair in a major demotion, apologized for telling inaccurate stories about his experiences and said such misstatements were "clearly ego driven."
"I am sorry," a subdued Williams told Today's Matt Lauer in interviews carried out over two days this week. "I am sorry. for what happened. I am different as a result and I expect to be held to a different standard."