Books by Brian Williams
NPR stories about Brian Williams
On the 150th anniversary of the nation's highest military honor, two recipients share their stories. While badly wounded and under heavy fire, recalls one Vietnam War veteran, "what goes through your mind is the understanding that if you don't do something ... then everything is lost."
America's Finest News Source has released a book celebrating its 21 years of satire (with a wink). Onion editors Joe Randazzo and Joe Garden talk with Renee Montagne about the serious business of being funny. Also: See the fun The Onion has had at NPR's expense.
In his memoir, retired Col. Jack Jacobs tells the story of a short, smart-alecky kid from Brooklyn who becomes a courageous soldier and outspoken member of the military community. Jacobs rescued 14 men during an ambush in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor.