FROM Daniel Simons
Brian's Brain NBC’s Brian Williams has apologized for fabricating an experience he had reporting in Iraq 12 years ago. For years, he said his helicopter was hit by enemy fire, but admitted this week that it wasn’t. Williams claims his memories got “bungled,” and he made a mistake. And in fact, science says our memories are more suggestible and less reliable than we like to think. We hear from a researcher who specializes in how our brains mislead us.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?