NBC News will keep its Sunday lineup intact by giving Brian Williams a temporary stint as host of “Meet the Press,” replacing the late Tim Russert for the time being. Because Russert and Williams teamed up for the Jan. 15 Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, many viewers might be primed to make the transition along with Williams.

The New York Times:

Brian Williams, the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” will be the moderator of “Meet the Press” this Sunday, taking the place of Tim Russert, who died last Friday, NBC News said. His guests will be Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, and Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., Democrat of Delaware, who were to have been Mr. Russert’s guests last Sunday.

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