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Disgraced anchorman blames ego

Fallen anchorman Brian Williams has said he was not trying to mislead people by exaggerating stories about his work but that his ego drove him to make the mistakes that cost him his job on NBC's Nightly News.

"I got it wrong. I own up to this," said Williams (56), who will end a six-month suspension in August.

Williams (left) came under scrutiny in January because he had told harrowing stories about coming under fire during a helicopter ride while covering the Iraq War in 2003.

"Looking back, it had to have been ego that made me think I had to be sharper, funnier, quicker than anybody else, put myself closer to the action," he said.