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Brian Williams' rehabilitation efforts begin Friday

1 year 7 months 6 days ago June 19, 2015 Jun 19, 2015 Friday, June 19 2015 June 19, 2015 8:40 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: David Bauder

NEW YORK- Brian Williams says he let his ego get the better of him in telling stories that exaggerated his role in reporting news stories.

The NBC anchorman, stripped of his role as "Nightly News" anchor and reassigned to MSNBC, broke his silence on NBC's "Today" show Friday about the episodes that derailed his career. He said it came from a bad place inside of him, that it was "ego-driven, a desire to better my role in a story that I was already in."

He apologized and said he was a different man as a result.

Williams said the last several months have been "torture" as he read stories about his actions and realized he didn't like the man that was being described.

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