Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s request to Congress to engage in military action against the Islamic State group, Congress’ tangling over the president’s immigration order, and the uproar over Brian Williams’ error and subsequent suspension from NBC. Continue reading
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was suspended on Tuesday for six months without pay for misrepresenting his experience while covering the Iraq War — an exaggeration that triggered an investigation and more questions. On the same night, Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, announced he would be retiring from the satirical news program this year. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
Questions about credibility have removed Brian Williams from the anchor chair, while Jon Stewart — not a journalist but a comedian who critiques the news — has to decided to bow out. What does it mean for American media? Judy Woodruff speaks with Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, former president of ABC News David Westin and Max Frankel, former New York Times executive editor. Continue reading
Brian Williams said Saturday he will take a leave of absence from his anchor role at “NBC Nightly News.” Continue reading
In our news wrap Friday, leaders of France and Germany traveled to Moscow to try to end the war in Ukraine. Hundreds of people took advantage of the brief truce to flee the fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels. Also, Shiite Houthi rebels said they‘ve officially taken over the government in Yemen and dissolved the parliament. Continue reading
Brian Williams recanted on Wednesday a 12-year-old story that he was aboard a helicopter that was shot down by enemy fire during the Iraq War invasion in 2003.