Brian Williams: I Thought I was Going to Die

Brian Williams carried out his lie for 12 years before being caught and admitting to it.

The RPG might not have hit him or the helicopter he was riding in, but his credibility has taken a direct hit. 

Williams said he misremembered the incident in 2003, where he claimed the military chopper he was riding in, was hit by an RPG.

Back in 2013, Williams told actor Alec Baldwin on his radio show that he briefly thought he was going to die.

"I guess I do say to myself and to others — ‘I’ve got this’ — and I don’t know where that unbridled confidence comes from,” Williams told Baldwin, trying to describe where he gets his thirst for action and challenge.

“And I’ve done some ridiculously stupid things under that banner, like being in a helicopter I had no business being in in Iraq with rounds coming into the airframe,” Williams said.

“Did you think you would die?” Baldwin asked.

“Briefly, sure,” Williams said.

You can listen to the interview here (jump to the 53:00 minute mark for the best part):