Brian Williams Signs Off ‘The 11th Hour’ for the Final Time

Brian williams featured his latest episode of MSNBC The eleventh hour Thursday night.

The presenter’s final monologue lasted just over three minutes. It was both a warning of what awaits the country and an acknowledgment to those who made the show possible over the past five years.

Last month, the New York Times reported that the longtime NBC staple would be leaving when his contract expired in December. CNN reported yesterday that Thursday night would be Williams’ last show.

Below is their final approval for viewers, at least those who watch an NBC channel.

“It will probably be impossible for me to be silent and get away from you, the lights and the cameras after experimenting with relaxation and discovering what I have missed and what is out there,” said the journalist, leaving the door wide open. wide to return. somewhere in some capacity.

Well, look at the time. I will try to be brief. After 28 years of peacock logos in much of what I own, it is now my choice to jump without a net into the unknown. As I do for the first time in my 62 years, my greatest concern is for my country. The truth is that I am neither liberal nor conservative. I am an institutionalist. I believe instead. And in my love for my country, I do not surrender to anyone.

But the darkness on the outskirts of the city has spread to major highways, highways, and neighborhoods. Now he’s at the local pub and bowling alley, at the school board, and at the grocery store. And it must be recognized and responded to. Adult men and women who took an oath to our Constitution, chosen by their constituents who possessed the kind of college degrees he could only dream of, decided to join the mob and become something they are not while waiting for us to somehow forget who. were.

They have decided to burn everything, with us inside. That should scare you as much as an elderly volunteer firefighter.

To my coworkers, my love and thank you. And I repeat, all the people I have worked with have made me better at what I do. For my family, love and gratitude don’t begin to cover it. But now I have time to express it better. My friends know who they are. No one has been blessed with best friends. To the guests on this broadcast, as you heard the good man say a few minutes ago, it was always about you. Otherwise, I’d be staring at the camera for an hour, five nights a week. And nobody wants to see that. You are The eleventh hour and will remain The eleventh hour. This is where I thank you, however, for being so good at explaining these past five years.

As a proud New Jersey native, this is where I can say, sorry I have had a few, but then again too few to mention. What a journey it has been. Where else, how else would a kid like me meet presidents and kings and the odd rock star? These lovely testimonials that I will never be able to return really make me realize that it has been and continues to be a wonderful life. It’s like I’m going to wake up tomorrow morning in Bedford Falls. However, the reality is that I will wake up tomorrow in the America of the year 2021, a nation unrecognizable to those who came before us and fought to protect it, which is what you must do now. My colleagues will take it from here.

It will probably be impossible for me to be silent and get away from you, the lights and the cameras after experimenting with relaxation and discovering what I have missed and what is out there. Every night of the week for decades, I’ve said some version of the same thing. Thank you for being here with us. “We,” that is, the people who produced this broadcast for you. And you, well, without you, there is no us.

I will show myself. Until we meet again, that’s our broadcast for this Thursday night. Thank you for being here with us. And to all my fellow NBC News networks, good evening.

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