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The credibility of the popular “NBC Nightly News” anchor might take a hit from the latest revelations of his story after telling what he thought he had experienced back in 2003.

NEW YORK- It was a dramatic account from the early stage of the Iraq War, one that placed NBC News anchor Brian Williams aboard a U.S. military helicopter that had drawn enemy fire. It was told repeatedly by Williams and NBC.

And it wasn’t true.

Williams, the anchor of the “NBC Nightly News,” apologized on Wednesday for claiming — as recently as last Friday — that he’d been aboard a helicopter that was “forced down after being hit by an RPG.”

The incident happened on March 24, 2003. A Chinook helicopter was forced down by enemy fire. But Williams was not aboard.

“NBC Nightly News” tweeted the video of Williams’ apology Wednesday night.


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