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Memory expert and behavioral economist debate Brian Williams’ false-memory claims




Moderator Brian Williams watches a video which pays tribute to late moderator Tim Russert during a taping of
Moderator Brian Williams watches a video which pays tribute to late moderator Tim Russert during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios June 22, 2008 in Washington, DC.
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Famed NBC newsman, Brian Williams, went on an apology tour this week after a story he has told repeatedly involving a shot-down helicopter in Iraq was exposed as a lie. Williams cites faulty memory.

Can someone misremember an experience as traumatic and searing as being in a helicopter in a war zone that was shot down?

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Guests:

Elizabeth F. Loftus, Professor of Social Ecology, and Professor of Law, and Cognitive Science at UC Irvine. She is a cognitive psychologist and an expert on human memory.

Dan Ariely, Professor of Business at Duke and behavioral economist. He is the author of numerous books, including “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves” (Harper Perennial, 2013)