05/18/2010 10:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Brian Williams Tells Notre Dame Grads: 'We Need Better Catholics' (WATCH)

NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams seemed pleased to be addressing the audience of Notre Dame's graduation Sunday, which, he noted, the late Tim Russert once called "the Catholic superbowl." Appropriately, Williams began his oration with a confession -- that he doesn't have a degree of any kind.

Williams touched on poverty rates, the end of the space race and the damage done by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in his 25-minute speech.

"As we speak, there are 4 million gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil is pouring, billowing into the Gulf of Mexico. As I stand here, there is nothing to stop it," he said.