Brian Williams: MSNBC debut to air Tuesday, will cover Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. | EW.com

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Brian Williams is returning to TV to cover Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.

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This past June, NBC announced that Brian Williams would no longer be hosting NBC Nightly News after news broke that he fabricated stories, including one about being shot down by enemy fire in Iraq — but the anchor is making his comeback Tuesday as a breaking news anchor when he leads MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.

Williams remained at the network after Lester Holt took over his post on NBC Nightly News in June, although he hasn’t appeared on television — except for in a June interview with Matt Lauer — since beginning his suspension (which ended in his dismissal from the program) in February.

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His Tuesday broadcast will kick off at 3 p.m. ET, and the Pope’s plane is scheduled to arrive at 4 p.m. ET.