Friday, September 25, 2015

Brian Williams returns, covering the Pope's visit on MSNBC

Brian Williams has returned to television, on the MSNBC news channel, first on Tuesday September 22  by covering the Pope’s visit to Washington, according to a CNN story here. The Los Angeles Times reported that his coverage had lifted ratings for MSNBC, here

Williams will apparently occur frequently as a news anchor on cable to help strengthen the separate brand for the cable service, which competes with CNN.  But in my own market, I don’t think it has an HD channel.

Brian Williams’s reputation had been tarnished by embellishments of his own participation in conflict journalism.  It is hard to understand how this behavior would creep into the work of a veteran journalist who had “paid his dues” many times.


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