Williams: Network News Obits Are “Baloney”

By Brian 

Yesterday on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, I talked about the buzz that Neal Shapiro won’t be NBC News president for much longer. And correspondent David Haffenreffer caught up with Brian Williams to ask him about network “news naysayers:”

  “Every night, 30 million people divide up their time among three networks. A, we’ve been luckiest enough to finish first in their hearts, and B, that still makes us the largest source for news in the United States.

You’re going to see a lot of obituaries and articles written about, ‘Oh, woe are the evening newscasts.’ Baloney, tell them I said that, because it’s still the No. 1 source of news in the United States.”

Here’s the transcript…