NBC's Brian Williams recants story of being shot down over Iraq (w/ video)

February 5, 2015 1:35 PM

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NBC News anchor Brian Williams conceded Wednesday that a story he told repeatedly about being under fire while covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was false.

Williams said he was not aboard a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire and forced down more than a decade ago, a story he retold as recently as last week during a televised tribute to a retired soldier during a New York Rangers hockey game.

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