Even though I was harshly critical of Brian Williams in the early and denial stages of his journalistic transgressions, there was no joy in seeing his fall. Frankly, it was sad and I felt badly for him as he exited NBC and his exalted post of the network news anchor. And so it was especially heartening to see him on television today, today of all days.
It was perfect timing. Pope Francis visiting the United States is as big a story as there is. So instead of Mr. Williams being scrutinized on his return, he was witnessing and anchoring this most historic moment. Francis is all about humility and forgiveness. Welcome back, Brian. We missed you.