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Embattled Anchor Brian Williams Will Return To Airwaves For Papal Visit

New Canaan's Brian Williams returns to the airwaves as part of NBC's coverage of Pope Francis' visit to America.
New Canaan's Brian Williams returns to the airwaves as part of NBC's coverage of Pope Francis' visit to America. Photo Credit: File

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Former "NBC Nightly News" anchor and New Canaan resident Brian Williams will return to the airwaves as part of NBC's coverage of the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, reported the Hollywood Reporter.

Williams will start at MSNBC on Sept. 22, the first day of the pope's visit.

He served a six-month suspension without pay at the network after admitting on air that he had misrepresented his role in a mission in Iraq in 2003.

He claimed he had been aboard a helicopter that was forced down by a rocket-propelled grenade, which was not true.

He was removed from his post as anchor and managing editor at "NBC Nightly News" and replaced by Lester Holt.

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