Mr. Brian Williams
NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10012

Dear Mr. Williams:

It has been reported that you attended and spoke at a media forum sponsored by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Discussing the Tawana Brawley case, in which Sharpton was convicted of defaming a former prosecutor by accusing him of raping a black woman, John Perazzo noted that “In comparison to what Sharpton did, Don Imus’ recent transgression seems rather minor, doesn’t it? And unlike Imus, Sharpton has never-in twenty years-had the courage or the decency to acknowledge what he did and to apologize for it. Never.” Under these circumstances, why would you appear at the Sharpton conference?