Brian Williams has chosen to step down from his nightly broadcast for several days. But David Carr, media columnist and culture reporter for the New York Times asks, is that enough? He talks about the celebrity news anchor's self-imposed time out and NBC's internal investigation. And we hear from blogger Andrew Tyndall of The Tyndall Report, who monitors the weekday nightly newscasts of the three American broadcast television networks.
"If you're going to tell a war story, it probably shouldn't be about war." @carr2n— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 10, 2015
"The comparisons with Kronkite are not very fair, it's a totally different ecosystem... [networks] are in a dogfight for attention" @carr2n— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 10, 2015
Andrew Tyndall: "If the fib reveals him to be self-aggrandizing... then he is finished as an anchor because he's destroyed his persona."— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 10, 2015