A few weeks ago, veteran news anchor, Brian Williams, was suspended from his job on the Nightly News because he had embellished a story about his involvement in an event in the Iraq War. Did he purposely lie? Or could it have been a matter of “misremembering”? We talk to a psychologist and a news veteran about the issue, how it can happen and what the future may hold for Williams.
- Dr. Frank Farley, psychologist, professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and a former president of the American Psychological Association.
- Al Primo, creator of the “Eyewitness News” format for television, producer of Teen Kids News and a the recipient of an Emmy, a Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award, among many others