Newswire: Brian Williams to resurface on MSNBC on September 22

With Lester Holt handling the NBC Nightly News, sometimes it’s easy to forget Brian Williams. In case you have, he was that former Nightly News anchor who told all those stories that weren’t true. His fabrications included his helicopter being shot down in Iraq, exaggerating his experiences covering Hezbollah, and being the inventor of Pac-Man. (Okay, we made that last one up.) Now, after spending several months in the supermax penitentiary of “not being allowed on NBC,” Brian Williams has been granted parole: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams will serve out the remainder of his sentence on the prison island of MSNBC.

As we previously reported, NBC struggled with Williams’ fate before ultimately deciding to keep him on in some capacity. Much like Tony Soprano discovering that his beloved Christopher Moltisanti was an incurable heroin addict, network executives had to weigh the threat Williams posed to their …

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