Brian Williams cancels Letterman appearance

February 8, 2015 11:30 PM

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Brian Williams will not appear on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, canceling a long-scheduled appearance in the wake of an investigation into his inflated claims about taking fire while in a helicopter in Iraq, an NBC News source confirms. Some industry navel gazers say he’s missed a great opportunity by canceling.

Lettermans Thursday broadcast was on track to do a big number, and get a lot of press coverage. Letterman hadbooked Williams as his guest that day a huge get for a ratings-sweep night.

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