NBC's Brian Williams stays true to news, with a new contract expected

December 15, 2014 12:45 PM

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Riding an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York last week, Brian Williams gets the greetings and nods of recognition from passengers expected for someone who has spent 10 years in the anchor chair at "NBC Nightly News."

Yet half of those folks, he points out, will tell him they're fans of "slow-jamming the news," an occasional bit on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Williams recites news copy while the late night show's house band, the Roots, plays a Quiet Storm-style groove underneath him.

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