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Brian Williams Describes Flying in a Rickety Private Plane With Regis Philbin (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 26th 2011 10:00AM
Brian Williams, 'Late Show with David Letterman'When you think of a private aircraft that a celebrity might use, you're probably imagining a little slice of luxury in the sky. So was Brian Williams when he agreed to travel with Regis Philbin to an awards ceremony.

As he told David Letterman on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), the reality was quite a bit different.

"We get on and ... the pilots board first and then instruct you in how to close the ... You have to close yourself inside the thing," Williams said.

As a journalist, though, Williams appreciates the value of a picture and so we saw a darkened shot of him and Philbin. It looked like they were packed in the back of a shipping crate, with one small bulb illuminated above them.

Philbin was delightedly holding a bag of Cheez-Its, which he'd found by rummaging through the back of the plane. Next time, we'd fly coach.

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Best imitation of Regis ever. Why is he wasting his time in news?

July 26 2011 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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