Chuck Todd: MSNBC ‘Needs’ Brian Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd said that MSNBC “needs” someone like Brian Williams who can “deftly handle covering a live event” on Friday’s “Michael Smerconish Show” on SiriusXM’s Channel 124.

Todd stated said he was “proud” of the fact that NBC “took issues of credibility and integrity seriously and made Brian pay a heavy price,” but that he was glad Williams had a “second chance” “to earn back trust.”

Later Todd said, that live coverage is Williams’ “strength,” and “This is something that MSNBC needs — a strong person who can sort of deftly handle covering a live event as it’s unfolding. … This is something MSNBC needs, this is something that Brian is very good at, let’s see if he can earn back the credibility and trust with the viewers to make this marriage work.”

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