November 28, 2004 |
Bob WRIGHT, the chairman of NBC Universal, has a theory about his prize employee, Brian Williams, who this week will become the face of the nation's top-rated newscast. "Early on in his broadcast career," Wright mused recently, "somebody sat him down and said, 'If you don't act serious all the time, people won't take you seriously.' And that gave him a picture of himself in the back of his mind...."
March 3, 2013 |
Allison Williams, one-quarter of the coming-of-age female confederation in HBO's "Girls," finds herself at the center of a heated discussion, at least among the show's modest but fervent audience: Is Marnie a bad friend? Or is Hannah a bad friend? The culturally polarizing comedy spent much of its debut season redefining sexual parameters and narcissism for the millennial generation. But friendships are at the core of the Lena Dunham-created series, and they're experiencing growing pains.
May 6, 1988
The University of Maryland honored the wishes of standout basketball center Brian Williams, formerly of St. Monica High in Santa Monica, to be released from his scholarship and transfer to another school. Williams said he will decide where he will go after examinations end in about three weeks.
August 1, 2012 |
I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour of three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy - for months, people have complained that he never says what he really believes. Now he's in trouble for too boldly saying what he actually thinks. First, during an interview with NBC News anchorman Brian Williams, Romney had this to say about prospects of success for the London Games: “It's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting: the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials -- that obviously is not something which is encouraging.” Well, the queen's government was disconcerted enough about the failure of the security contractor to provide enough guards that an extra 1,200 British troops were called in to help.
November 22, 1996 |
Coach Bill Fitch thinks free-agent center Brian Williams has played his last game for the Clippers. Asked about the progress of the Williams negotiations, Fitch said, "Brian who? Who's he with? "That's what he is, he's a free agent. That's all I know about him. He's probably through as a Clipper as far as I'm concerned. He hasn't made any moves and we've gone on in another direction."
September 22, 2002 |
As their key potential witness slipped deeper into a coma, law enforcement officials admitted Saturday that they might never know exactly what happened to a missing former NBA player and two others who are presumed dead in the waters of the South Pacific. Miles Dabord, whom authorities want to question in connection with the disappearances of his brother, former Clipper Bison Dele, and two others, is "dead, living only through artificial means," his mother said.
February 7, 2006 |
NBC anchor Brian Williams will join veteran sportscaster Bob Costas in hosting the opening ceremonies of the Turin Winter Olympics, airing at 8 p.m. Friday on NBC. It will be the first Olympics gig for Williams, who fills the role "Today" anchor Katie Couric played during the recent games in Sydney, Salt Lake City and Athens.