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Brian Williams, Still a Jersey Boy - The Star-Ledger -
by Peggy McGlone/Photos by Saed Hindash Brian Williams stands on a stretch of beach in Sea Bright, recalling memories of his childhood summers at the Jersey Shore. He describes the 8-mile bike ride from his Middletown home to the water ("Back when kids...
Brian Williams has 99 problems but his musical taste ain't one - Entertainment Weekly
Earlier this week we noted anchorman Brian William's unlikely quizzing of Deer Tick on his new music-minded web series Bri Tunes. Now Rolling Stone has posted an interview with the NBC news anchor, which you can read here....
NBC News' Brian Williams Premieres 'BriTunes' With Deer Tick - Spinner
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is really going out of his way to show he's an indie rock fan. First, he told Spinner he digs Cat Power, and now, to prove his hipster cred, he's started BriTunes, a music interview series on his NBC Web site....
NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams Launches "BriTunes" - Paste Magazine
By Rachel Dovey on May 12, 2009 2:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams might seem about as attuned to Brooklyn Vegan as, say, Jack Donaghy, but he just launched an online music-interview show called "BriTunes" (admitting...
“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” Wins The Week - TVbytheNumbers
NEW YORK – May 12, 2009 – According to Nielsen Media Research data, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was the most-watched network evening newscast, winning the week of May 4-10, 2009. During the week, the Williams-led newscast averaged 7.895...
Europeans launch space telescope duo -
NBC's Brian Williams reports. Two European telescopes aimed at pushing astronomy's frontier closer to the big bang were successfully launched on their space odyssey on Thursday. The Herschel and Planck spacecraft lifted off atop an Ariane 5 rocket from...
Networks ignored Panetta's caveats about CIA summary of Pelosi ... - Media Matters for America
She says it simply would have done no good, and that her focus was on trying to get more Democrats elected, who would change the interrogation policy -- Brian. WILLIAMS: Kelly O'Donnell on the Hill for us tonight. Kelly, thanks....
Stars Flock To Smithsonian For 'Night At The Museum' Sequel Premiere -
By Brian Jacks and Rick Marshall WASHINGTON — The nation's capital may have the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court, but yesterday the hottest ticket in town was the world premiere of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian....
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams - Saffron Walden Reporter
FOURTEEN-year-old Will Burrows lives in London with his family. The only real connection he feels towards his father is their shared passion for digging. Dr Burrows, once a real archaeologist, is reduced to working at the local museum whilst carrying...
Jacksonville Jaguars Look To Spackle Over Remaining Holes - Bleacher Report
The rookie is anticipated to push for a starting position opposite Rashean Mathis, allowing Brian Williams to move back to the Strong Safety spot. With Reggie Nelson in the starting lineup, and Scott Starks coming back from injury, the Jaguars can use...

Brian Williams

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Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Williams replaced Tom Brokaw on December 2, 2004. Previously, Williams was the network's chief White House correspondent and host of The News with Brian Williams on CNBC and MSNBC. In 2007, Williams was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, one of their two children, and two dogs.

Williams was raised in a middle class Irish Catholic home. In his childhood his family moved from his birth place, Elmira, New York, to Middletown, New Jersey. He graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown. While in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township (New Jersey) Fire Department. After high school, he attended Brookdale Community College, before transferring to George Washington University, and then to The Catholic University of America. He did not graduate, instead taking an internship with the administration of President Jimmy Carter. He now calls leaving college one of his "great regrets." In 2004, he returned to The Catholic University of America and gave the commencement address, received an honorary doctorate as he delivered the keynote address at Providence College's May 19, 2002 commencement, and in 2008 received an honorary Doctor of Journalism degree from Ohio State University.

He frequently appears on The Daily Show as a celebrity guest interviewed by Jon Stewart. A running gag involving his head being projected on a screen behind Stewart was used several times after The Daily Show moved to a new set in April 2007. He also appeared often on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

He also appeared on Saturday Night Live on September 30, 2006 to co-anchor the Weekend Update segment with Amy Poehler, but is told by Poehler that Seth Meyers will be co-anchoring the segment. On August 26, 2007 he appeared live with Poehler and Meyers as guest monologist at ASSSSCAT 3000, a weekly show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted by the Upright Citizens Brigade, of which Poehler is a founder.

Williams hosted the November 3, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live, making him the first national news anchor to host the show. He hosted after a hectic week of moderating the Democratic presidential debate at Drexel University. After moderating the debate which ended at 11PM, he took a ride back to New York to rehearse the show until 6AM Wednesday. On SNL, he offered a monologue where he poked fun at himself being unable to break out of the anchor mode, and played the roles of a NYC fireman on a local talk show speaking about fire safety, an actor who just discovered he lost his job as he is playing his final role, an unenthusiastic winner of 15 million dollars, the debate moderator who confirms that the "media" has already chosen Hillary Clinton as its winner, and as himself preparing a new James Bond-like intro to NBC Nightly News.

At the 2007 Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner, Williams was pulled up on stage by improv comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood and made sound effects as the two comedians performed a skit.

In 2007, he agreed to participate in an award and broadcast by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for citizen awards. The Above & Beyond Citizen Honors will be broadcast in March 2008.

On May 19, 2007, Williams delivered the keynote speech at the New Orleans Arena for the Tulane University Class of 2007 Commencement. He previously was awarded the university's highest award, the Tulane President's Medal, on May 31, 2006.

Williams received an honorary Doctorate degree in Journalism and served as the keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement at The Ohio State University on June 8, 2008.

On June 18, 2008, Williams gave a eulogy at Tim Russert's memorial at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He ended his speech by saying "our maker" has brought Russert back home.

On February 11, 2009, it was announced that Williams would serve on the Nantucket Film Festival Board of Directors.

Along with Bob Costas, he supports the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation where he is a honorary board member.

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The News with Brian Williams


The News with Brian Williams, first shown on July 15, 1996 (MSNBC's first day on the air), was the former flagship signature news broadcast on both MSNBC and CNBC. The show's host was Brian Williams. The News was a broadcast designed mainly for primetime viewers who might have missed that night's NBC Nightly News.

The News was originally shown at 9pm ET on MSNBC until July 6, 2001. It was moved to the 8pm time slot on July 9, 2001.

During the United States presidential election, 2000, The News was the main program for MSNBC's coverage.

John Seigenthaler (and later various hosts such as Soledad O'Brien, Forrest Sawyer, and some of the presenters from CNBC and MSNBC) often substituted for Williams during his absence, mainly because of Williams' duties as substitute on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

In July 2002, MSNBC canceled The News, in order to make room for Phil Donahue's new MSNBC series. The News was then only shown on CNBC at 7pm ET, and was the main news broadcast on CNBC. Viewership of The News suffered.

In 2002, NBC announced that Brian Williams would take over from Brokaw on NBC Nightly News in 2004. In the beginning of 2004, Williams stepped down as presenter of The News, and the show's substitute, John Seigenthaler, took over as the new host of The News, which was renamed, The News on CNBC.

When Seigenthaler took over on January 19, 2004, The News moved to the 8pm ET time slot. The final edition of The News was on May 14, 2004, exactly one week after the cancellation announcement.

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Brian Williams (Ohio politician)

Brian Williams (Ohio politician)

Brian Williams is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.

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Brian Williams (rugby player)

Brian Richard Williams (9 July 1962 - 7 February 2007) was a Welsh international rugby union player.

Williams was born in Penffordd, near Maenclochog in Pembrokeshire, into the West Wales farming community. He began playing rugby at Ysgol y Preseli, Narberth RFC and Pembrokeshire RFC, with his brothers John and Anthony. His nephew Andrew is currently a rising star at scrum-half in Narberth's youth set-up, and side player for Wales Under 21 side.

Williams was spotted and signed for Neath RFC. During a single major club career which spanned 16 years, Williams played for the club more than 250 times. He made his debut as a first-class player in 1983, against Bridgend RFC, and went on to become one of the club's most popular players. He played as a prop, despite his relatively light build (6'1" tall and weighing little more than 14 stone) which belied his incredible strength - Gareth Llewellyn said that that Williams was "the fittest and most powerful man" he ever played rugby with. Williams was one of three players in Neath's "farming" front row, alongside his near neighbours Kevin Phillips and fellow prop Jeremy Pugh, later replaced by neighbour John Davies. Williams played in the Neath side that was Welsh Club Champions in 1986/7, 1988/9 and 1989/90, won the inaugural Welsh Premier Division title in 1990/1, and also won the WRU Challenge Cup in 1988/9 and 1989/90. Williams featured in the Neath side that set new world records for tries (385) and points (1917) in the 1988-89 season; and played for the club against several international touring sides.

His build may have delayed him being selected to play for Wales, and he had to wait for his international debut until 1990, by which time Neath coach Ron Waldron had taken charge of the Welsh team. He made his first appearance for Wales in a Five Nations match against Scotland in Cardiff on 3 March 1990. He played in five international matches, all defeats, his final international being the Five Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield on 2 February 1991. When Ospreys prop Duncan Jones led Wales for the first time in June 2006, he said that he had "always looked up to Brian Williams in the way he played." Williams retired to run his dairy farm from the first-class game in 1995, having played over 250 games for Neath.

Williams died in Llangolman in Pembrokeshire of a suspected heart attack, having been actively involved in a club reunion at The Gnoll rugby ground only four days earlier. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Brian Williams (cornerback)

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Brian Williams (born July 2, 1979 in High Point, North Carolina) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Williams attended Southwest Guilford High School as a running back and linebacker/safety.

Williams attended North Carolina State University and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three-year starter for as a free safety and finished his collegiate career with 262 tackles (nine for loss), 5 interceptions, 20 passes defensed, 1 sack, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, and 5 blocked kicks. He was drafted in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. On March 11, 2006, he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent.

Williams was arrested in September 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida, on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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