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CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 2015
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The decision by NBC News anchor Brian Williams to take time off following revelations about his story about being in Iraq on a helicopter that took fire introduced. [February 4, in "Stars & Stripes," voice of Travis TRITTEN@- says a crew member said Williams' copter was an hour behind.] [WILLIAMS - says he did not know this.]

(New York: Randi Kaye) Fact-checking Williams presented; details given about his 2006 reporting on the Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, his 2006 & 2007 accounts of Hizballah, the 2003 Iraq copter story. [With Tom Brokaw, WILLIAMS - recounts watching a suicide, gangs in the hotel.] [With David Letterman, WILLIAMS - tells the copter story.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Jeff Greenfield & "Baltimore Sun" media critic David Zurawik about the Williams story. [ZURAWIK - says this story has exploded on social media, but Williams "lied" in the 2003 copter story, so he should not be the managing editor of NBC News; criticizes the NBC internal investigation; raises the credibility issue.] [GREENFIELD - speculates about Williams' story: so he would be more in the center of events.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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