Embarrassing Gaffe for Brian Williams and 'NBC Nightly News' in Nigerian Kidnapping Story TVNewser
“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams had an embarrassing gaffe during a report on the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 teenage girls, mixing up the African countries of Kenya and Nigeria, reports TVNewser.
“Tonight it now feels as if the world is aware and responding to the kidnapping of 276 girls in Kenya three weeks ago today,” Williams said on the broadcast. He referenced Kenya again when he introduced Ann Curry and her report on the kidnapping, the story notes.
Curry correctly noted that the kidnapping took place in Nigeria.
“Brian realized his error right away, corrected it two minutes later and for all subsequent feeds,” a spokesperson for “Nightly News” told the publication. “He wrote the item in question in the rush before airtime -- it was an error borne of haste and he felt terrible about it.”