NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who got his start on television nearly three decades ago as a reporter at KOAM, was the host on Meet the Press this morning. NBC has made no decision on a permanent replacement for the late Tim Russert.
Russert would have enjoyed Williams' use of past quotes from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who had previously been a staunch opponent of offshore drilling, but who has now executed a 360 degree turn on the subject.
NBC would probably be wise to replace Mr. Russert from within, perhaps using Williams or Tom Brokaw until the election, and then promoting Andrea Mitchell or Chuck Todd or David Gregory, but wouldn't it be nice to see former Nightline host Ted Koppel grilling politicians again?
Update: NBC has announced that Tom Brokaw will serve as host of Meet the Press beginning next Sunday.