4 years ago1,000+ Views
I've been a fan of Brian Williams (is it weird to be a "fan" of a news anchor?) for a few years - ESPECIALLY since I saw how hilarious he could be on 30 Rock. He's a really sharp guy, great professional newsman, and knows how to let loose and not take himself too seriously. Now, add another thing to that list - World's #1 Dad. Okay, that's an exaggeration - but he really scored so major points for me today when I saw in the news that Williams took a night off from the Nightly News to watch his daughter Allison perform in the premiere of NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" musical. Granted, it's a pretty huge deal, high-profile event (as opposed to a soccer game/dance recital/etc), but I still think it's great to see a story in the news about a high-profile successful working parent who can still share in the big moments of his child. Plus, there's not even a live studio audience allowed, but he watched it live with the family anyway. Way to set priorities and show your pride and love, Brian Williams! The E! Online article had a really cute photo of Allison dressed as Peter Pan when she was little - I included it with the shot from the current show :)
I don't think it was an easy choice for him to lay down his beloved career (although it was just for one day). Respect for him.
That's so cute.. Family is so so so important.
Dad's do this everyday! Cool that he hasn't stopped doing it since he's in the spotlight, though, as I'm sure that can happen
Great points, @happyrock and @danidee. I wondered about sharing it because I do think the everyday choices dads make for their families are the most significant, but I decided that it was nice to have a high-profile example as well.