Brian Williams talks about false Iraq war story

February 9, 2015 8:49 PM

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Brian Williams talks about false Iraq war story

NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams says he falsely recounted a story that he was in a helicopter that was hit by ground fire in Iraq in 2003 in part because he was "scared" about the events that were unfolding around him.

Williams, who has apologized for telling the false story, told Stars and Stripes that being a "scared" civilian made his recollection of events far different that the soldiers he was covering.

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