The controversy surrounding Brian Williams


    Guests: Michael Lev, Paul Farhi and Andrew Tyndall

    NBC’s Brian Williams was suspended for six months from his anchoring duties at the Nightly News after he admitted to misleading the public when he reported that he was aboard a military helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. The discrepancy came to light recently after several veterans who were with Williams that day refuted his story. NBC is investigating his reporting from Iraq, as well as stories he told about his award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Today on Radio Times we’ll discuss the controversy surrounding Williams and the journalistic principles and ethics at stake. We’ll start getting reaction from MICHAEL LEV, a member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board who covered the war in Afghanistan. Then we’ll hear from PAUL FARHI media reporter for the Washington Post and ANDREW TYNDALL whose Tyndall Report monitors the network’s nightly newscasts.

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