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Brian Williams is about to return to NBC broadcasting.

The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor, whose discredited accounts of his time covering the beginning of the Iraq War caused him to be suspended about six months ago, won’t be returning to his former post, as Lester Holt took over that job in June. Instead, Williams on Tuesday will resume reporting for MSNBC, where he worked before he was tapped to fill NBC’s top post.

The Los Angeles Times on Thursday published details of his comeback:

The term that NBC News Chairman Andy Lack likes to use when he talks about the return of anchor Brian Williams to MSNBC is “page turn.”

For the sake of the struggling cable news network, he’s hoping viewers will see it the same way.

Williams will be back at NBC News headquarters on Tuesday to participate in MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor has been off the air since Feb. 8 in the aftermath of his false statements on his coverage of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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