MSNBC Sets Sept. 6 Date for Brian Williams' Show Debut

Veteran TV news anchor Brian Williams will host a late night news program for MSNBC beginning Sept. 6.

The series, The 11th Hour With Brian Williams, will provide a “unique” look at the major political stories of the day, will be the first regularly scheduled show for the former NBC Nightly News anchor on MSNBC since he joined the network a year ago.

The series is scheduled to run between Labor Day and the November elections, said MSNBC.

Last year Williams lost his NBC Nightly News anchor slot after inaccurately recalling a story from the Iraq war in which he claimed he was on a helicopter that was shot at by ground fire.

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