Brian Williams dropped from NBC's 'Nightly News,' will join MSNBC

June 18, 2015 11:49 PM

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NEW YORK Television newsman Brian Williams, who was suspended for fabricating a story about being on board a helicopter when it was attacked in Iraq, has been dropped as anchor of the top-rated NBC "Nightly News" program, the network said on Thursday.

Williams, 56, will join the network's cable channel MSNBC as anchor of breaking news and special reports in mid-August.

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