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NBC's Brian Williams to Report From India

June 04, 2002|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — NBC promised it would send its top anchor-in-waiting, Brian Williams, out on the road for reporting experience. His first such trip will be a long one.

Williams is traveling to New Delhi for a series of reports on the tensions between India and Pakistan to air on NBC's "Nightly News" starting today.

The network announced last week that Williams, anchor of a nightly cablecast shown on both MSNBC and CNBC, would replace Tom Brokaw as "Nightly News" anchor in November 2004. Executives conceded Williams needed the exposure of more high-profile reporting assignments to prepare him for the job.

Williams will report on how the conflict affects the war on terrorism, and how U.S. businesses are affected.

NBC also said Williams' cablecast will be shown exclusively on CNBC starting July 15.

NBC believes the show's ratings have suffered because Williams could be seen several times a night on two different networks.

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