Former NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams has an excuse as to why he lied.
His ego made him do it.
Williams was interviewed by Matt Lauer for the Today Show in what is his start to try and rehabilitate his career.
"It had to have been ego that made me think I had to be sharper, funnier, quicker than anybody else," Williams said.
For the most part, Lauer went easy on Williams. He did give Williams the chance to take about other lies that Williams to correct the record on other possible embellishments that Williams has been accused of.
Williams declined to comment on those and Lauer did not pushback for an answer.
Williams did say that his new role (whatever that is?) was not "his first choice." Williams wanted to go back to his old job and admits he pushed for that.
This is the first step for Williams and his tries the impossible job of restoring his reputation. He has a tough road ahead of him.
One NBC insider emailed FTVLive and said that, "Brian Williams maybe a better actor than his daughter."
Here is a portion of this morning's interview: