Brian Williams’ Memory Flub, Amy Pascal’s Departure, and a “Gravity” Lawsuit

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NBC anchor Brian Williams’ has apologized for fabricating facts around a reporting trip he made to Iraq 12 years ago. We start with a look at how memories form and why they’re less reliable than we like to think. Then, Amy Pascal is out as co-chair of Sony Pictures. What’s next for the studio? In other entertainment news, the author of the book Gravity is suing Warner Brothers over the film of the same name. Could her case have implications for other writers? In our weekly film segment, our critics take stock of an action-packed space epic, a swords-and-dragons coming-of-age story, and the latest SpongeBob installment. And finally, we hear from a writer who’s critical of the NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign.

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