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Brian Williams settles into new job at MSNBC

Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande.

"We have an eye on the East Room of the White House," Williams said, where reporters waited to question the two leaders. Williams set the scene and talked about the day's news for 40 minutes before the two men emerged, and he was off the air after the news conference and analysis.

The appearance was consistent with how Williams has been used on the news network since he started the new assignment two months ago. He had been off the air since February and lost his job as...