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Here’s a good NBC nightly news segment on the deficit problem that is a lot like a mini-version of IOUSA the movie. My boss Bob Bixby is in it.
Brian Williams has been suspended by NBC for 6 months without pay, the network announced Tuesaday night. NBC says that this includes his role as Anchor and Managing Edtor. Lestor Holt will continue to fill in in the meantime.
Former White House and Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod challenged Bob Woodward over the recent flap between him and White House adviser Gene Sperling, repeatedly questioning Woodward on whether he really felt "threatened."
You're probably tired of hearing me say that extending unemployment benefits -- and similar forms of temporary, targeted fiscal stimulus -- is neither here nor there so far as the deficit is concerned. But maybe you're not tired of hearing Diane Lim Rogers, an economist with the deficit-obsessed Concord Coalition, say it:
In the end, it took only about a month for the old-timers at NBC News to get what they wanted: heads on a platter. A month ago, during the January 30, 2015, broadcast of NBC’s "Nightly News," anchor Brian Williams told a story about how he took a veteran to a hockey game at Madison Square Garden. While telling the story, Williams mentioned that he had once been in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq.
Brian Williams just wrote a note to the public on the NBC news website, it is titled "A Personal Note From Brian Williams." In the short memo, Brian mentions that he is leaving the show "for the next several days," and Lester Holt is taking over. Here's the full note: