NBC selects temp replacement for Russert

Tim Russert's untimely passing late last week left NBC with a daunting task--replacing the irreplaceable. As host of Meet the Press, Russert was unflappable and informative--a perfect fit for the news interview program.

The show returns to the air this weekend, and NBC has announced that Brian Williams, of NBC Nightly News, will be Russert's temporary replacement, according to The Los Angeles Times. Williams has been the host of NBC's news program since late 2004, when he took over for Tom Brokaw.

Beyond this weekend's edition of Meet the Press, it's unclear who will be asking the tough questions.

"Right now, we're looking at it week by week," NBC News president Steve Capus told The Times. "Brian is enormously talented, and it seemed like a logical place to turn for this weekend. But I haven't been able to think beyond that."

Other possible candidates for hosting duties on Meet the Press include MSNBC's Chris Matthews, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory, and PBS's Gwen Ifill.

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Brian Williams will be great if he's fair and honest!! It only takes one right wing crazy to get me to never watch a show again. They are destroying our country (tea baggers) and our air waves are right there for them. If I had a say in the air waves that are ours, to the FCC. Shut up fox and call them out about the lies and awful names they call our President. some of the crazies I dont' watch is: palin, chenney, bachman, cruz, paul, rubio, ryan,limbaugh, riley,all the people on fox. They have mashed potatoes for brains and their followers do also.
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I think Brian is a good choice to take over hosting the show.
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I feel like Brian does a great job with NBC's news; while he may not be quite at good as Tim Russert, he'll still be a great host. He just has to ask the tough questions.
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Sigh why is it the good ones die early and those that should die sooner do not... Brian Williams is a good choice as he is at least has some street cred. RIP Tim you will be remembered..
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Can anyone really "replace" Tim - I think not.
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Filling Tim Russert's shoes will be difficult and I'm sure Brian is well aware of that fact. No one can take the place of Tim and he will be missed but Brian is a good choice to take over hosting the show.
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I wonder if he can be as good as Tim Russert, I think it will be hard
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