Until I had a chat with my parents. They remember watching Walter Cronkite every night and trusted him to tell the truth. They are viewers who want their news to be about what is happening in the world and in their community, not about the anchor.
Whether Mr. Williams “misremembered” or not is not that important to me. What is important to me is that he is now the news. And that everything he says, and by default what the network reports, is called into question.
Now that he is off the anchor desk, he and the network can reassess his role. And let the Nightly News once again, be news.