Brian Williams cancels Letterman appearance: NBC source

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 5:56 PM

(Reuters) - NBC News anchor Brian Williams has canceled a planned appearance with late-night talk show host David Letterman this week, an NBC News source said on Sunday, the latest fallout over misstatements by Williams over his experience reporting on the Iraq war.

Williams, a star anchor who has garnered high ratings for NBC, said on Saturday that he would voluntarily take himself off the evening newscast for several days while his network looks into the issue.

(Reporting by Karen Brooks in Austin, Texas; editing by Andrew Hay)