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NBC's Brian Williams: No "Nightly" for me for a few days

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NEW YORK (KWWL) -

As an internal probe is underway regarding statements made by NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams about his experiences in Iraq a dozen years ago, Williams issued this statement Saturday:

"In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us."

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