Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall on 'Nightly News' for failing to include him in graphic of late night hosts (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

Brian Williams has apologized to Arsenio Hall for failing to include him in a segment on his Nightly News broadcast about all of the late night comedians.

In gearing up for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show debut, Nightly News put up a classic Brady Bunch style graphic up with hosts such as David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, and even Andy Cohen and Chelsea Handler.

However, Hall was no where in sight, despite hosting The Arsenio Hall Show.

On his show, he humorously brought up the gaffe, saying ,"If you're doing a story about late-night, all I ask is that you mention me. You don't even have to use a photo. I know how journalism is these days. Use Samuel Jackson — it doesn't even have to be my photo. Use Laurence Fishburne. Just mention me,” USA Today reports.

After Williams caught wind, he apologized on Wednesday’s Nightly News from Sochi, Russia, where he was covering the Olympics.

“Arsenio is a late-night veteran and he took us to task on his show and he even urged his audience members to call our newsroom," said Williams. "So, in apologizing to Arsenio we just wanted to point out: At least you're in good company here,” NBC News reports.

image: NBC



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