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Moderator Brian Williams watches a video which pays tribute to late moderator Tim Russert during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios June 22, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
Moderator Brian Williams watches a video which pays tribute to late moderator Tim Russert during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios June 22, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
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The former NBC Nightly News anchor, Brian Williams, returns to the air on Tuesday for the first time since he was suspended six months ago for fabricating aspects of his reporting.

Now an MSNBC breaking news reporter, Williams will be leading the network’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss why Williams, unlike previous disgraced journalists, is being given a second chance.

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This segment aired on September 22, 2015.

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