Tom Brokaw took a moment to address the widespread speculation about his contentious relationship with Brian Williams with a standard, “Let the process play out” and “We always had a cordial relationship.” While it’s a nice soundbite from one of the last respected newscasters in history, it’s also expected. Brokaw has class, and he certainly won’t trash-talk Williams before he has all the information available. Furthermore, using the word cordial is a neutral way of saying, “Look I don’t like the guy, but I’m certainly not dancing on his career-grave while eating a spicy taco.” Watch below to see the revered newsman state his feelings.
Alison Williams is astoundingly classy, and she confirmed her poise under pressure when Seth Meyers asked her about her dad’s scandal. The ‘Girls’ star told the 92Y audience about how Brian Williams is coping, and she was quick to explain her faith in her father, saying, He’s a really good man. He’s an honest man. He’s a truthful man. He has so much integrity. He cares so much about journalism. And yes, he’s a really good dad. I know you can trust him because, as any good daughter does, I’ve tested him on that.” Watch below.
With short attention spans, increased technology, and limited interaction, it’s clear that the news needs a creative delivery. In an effort to detail President Obama’s controversial executive order on immigration, Jimmy Fallon turned to Brian Williams. The 10-year veteran of NBC’s Nightly News has some serious swag. Watch below to see Williams joined by Fallon and Tariq Trotter from The Roots, who uttered the impressive line, “Republicans are mad immigrants aren’t leaving, just like your in-laws on Thanksgiving.” Enjoy!
Though it’s slightly ludicrous for Brian Williams to report on his daughter’s success without revealing their kinship connection, it’s also very cute to watch, especially considering Williams’ well known pride in her accomplishments. Watch below to see the proud papa announce Allison Williams’ new part.