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Lester Holt on Replacing Brian Williams, Making History and Telling the Truth

Originally posted 06/25/2015 05:30PM

Despite the pressure that comes with replacing former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, Lester Holt tells PEOPLE he's laser-focused on the task at hand.

"I've been doing Nightly News on the weekend since 2007 and in this capacity for five months now," says Holt during an interview for this week's issue of PEOPLE. "People may see me differently now, but it's the same guy. I'm still reporting the news every night, but I'm mindful."

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Brian Williams Apologizes for 'Things That Weren't True,' but Says He Didn't Intentionally Lie

Brian Williams Apologizes for 'Things That Weren't True,' but Says He Didn't Intentionally Lie

Originally posted 06/19/2015 08:25AM

Brian Williams apologized Friday for saying "things that weren't true" as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. However, he claimed he wasn't lying but had become egotistical about his experiences and gotten "mixed up" when he spoke of them.

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Brian Williams Apologizes to Viewers After His Removal from NBC Nightly News

Brian Williams Apologizes to Viewers After His Removal from NBC Nightly News

Originally posted 06/18/2015 10:20PM

Brian Williams is apologizing to viewers and colleagues in the wake of his removal as anchor of NBC's Nightly News.

The network announced Thursday that he would be moving to MSNBC after a six-month suspension for making false claims about his time spent in Iraq in 2003.

"I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust," Williams, 56, said in a statement on Thursday, according to Variety.

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Rachel Dolezal's Dad Says DNA Test Will Prove She's Their Daughter – After She Questioned Whether They Were Her Biological Parents

Rachel Dolezal's Dad Says DNA Test Will Prove She's Their Daughter – After She Questioned Whether They Were Her Biological Parents

Originally posted 06/17/2015 02:20PM

Larry Dolezal, the father of the former NAACP chapter president accused of lying about her ethnicity, says he is stunned by his daughter's new claim that he and his wife might not be her biological parents.

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Tom Brokaw Denies Feud with Brian Williams: 'We've Always Had Cordial Relationships'

Tom Brokaw Denies Feud with Brian Williams: 'We've Always Had Cordial Relationships'

Originally posted 05/12/2015 06:15PM

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw denies any bad blood with his successor on the show, Brian Williams.

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NBC's Inquiry into Brian Williams Expands to Include More Potential Fabrications: Report | Brian Williams

NBC's Inquiry into Brian Williams Expands to Include More Potential Fabrications: Report

Originally posted 04/25/2015 03:15PM

The internal NBC investigation into alleged fabrications by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is widening to include more potential misrepresentations, according to The New York Times.

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Brian Williams Joins Daughter Allison in Rare Public Outing

Brian Williams Joins Daughter Allison in Rare Public Outing

Originally posted 04/15/2015 12:05AM

NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who was suspended from the network in February, enjoyed a rare public outing with his daughter, Girls star Allison.

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Bill O'Reilly on Brian Williams: NBC Should Bring Him Back

Originally posted 03/25/2015 12:35AM

[YOUTUBE "pNHStv8N9kQ"] Bill O'Reilly's got your back, Brian Williams.

On Tuesday's edition of The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, the Fox News Channel host said that he thinks NBC should rethink its suspension of the NBC Nightly News anchor, who is under investigation for his claims about his time spent reporting on the Iraq War in 2003.

"We have a sport in the United States called let's destroy the famous person," O'Reilly told Letterman. "That's what happened to him. I think NBC should bring him back. I think they will bring them back."

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman to Leave NBC News

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman to Leave NBC News

Originally posted 03/12/2015 06:35PM

Nancy Snyderman – who breached voluntary quarantine after she was exposed to the Ebola virus while on assignment in Liberia – has decided to leave NBC News.

"I stepped out of the OR a few years ago and it is now time for me to return to my roots, so I am stepping down from my position as Chief Medical Editor at NBC News," Snyderman announced Thursday.

"Covering the Ebola epidemic last fall in Liberia, and then becoming part of the story upon my return to the U.S., contributed to my decision that now is the time to return to academic medicine," she said in a statement issued to PEOPLE by the network. "I will be shortly taking up a faculty position at a major U.S. medical school. More needs to be done to communicate medicine and science to our viewers and citizens, especially in times of crisis, and with my experiences in the field and on air, that is going to be a priority for me."

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Brian Williams Cancels Another Public Appearance Following Helicopter Scandal

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Brian Williams Cancels Another Public Appearance Following Helicopter Scandal

Originally posted 02/19/2015 04:50PM

Following his suspension, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been banned by the network from making public appearances, according to NBC's former chairman and CEO, Bob Wright.

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