Brian Williams has taped an interview airing Friday with his colleague Matt Lauer to discuss the circumstances that led to his suspension from NBC. According to NBC, the interview will air in two-parts on Friday: in the morning on the Today show, and at night on the NBC Nightly News.
Williams was caught exaggerating and "misremembering" events from Iraq several years earlier. The interview is part of his comeback, which will include a return to NBCUniversal — but cable news network MSNBC, not NBC Nightly News. Williams' current stand-in, Lester Holt, will be taking over that position permanently.
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At MSNBC, it's hoped that Williams can boost ratings and viewership, according to CNNMoney. A source said Williams "will be the face of MSNBC."
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His exact role hasn't yet been revealed, but hopefully this will serve as a fresh start for the 56-year-old, who has been with the NBC network for over 22 years.
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