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Addressee Profile: Brian Williams, Managing Editor of NBC News

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brianwilliamsBrian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News.

He made our list by being managing editor of the #1-rated newscast in America, with a weekly audience of approximately 10 million viewers.

Positive Moves

  • Williams called out the Koch brothers after mentioning the Richard Muller study, explaining how Muller’s results go against their beliefs. [source]

  • Williams gave airtime to NOAA scientists to state the position clearly. [source]

  • He regularly links climate change to extreme weather events [one two]

Why that’s not enough

  • Williams’ “The More You Know” segment, while an overt acknowledgement of the reality of climate change, was ultimately “useless”. [source]
  • NBC Nightly News came in last for time devoted to climate change in 2012 out of all nighty news programs. [source]

  • In 2012, NBC Nightly News had over nine times as many segments on the royal family than climate change [source]

  • The program has been known to feature “experts” who are on oil and gas companies’ payroll. [source]

  • Williams has promulgated the suggestion that offshore drilling could substantially cut gas prices, possibly affecting the public’s opinion of offshore drilling. [source]

Brian Williams on Wikipedia | NBC Nightly News on Wikipedia


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