Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory?
FMSF News Alert - February 11, 2015
The news coverage of the memory mistake made by Brian Williams presents the country with a teachable moment in respect to the reconstructive nature of memory. Perhaps some of the descriptions in the NYTimes article by Tara Parker Pope on Feb 9, 2015 referenced below will be helpful to you when you find yourself trying to explain how someone could have a false memory.
Suggestions for ways to prevent such a memory gaffe:
Pamela and J. Bean