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When will Brian Williams officially leave NBC?

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benthinkin (ADMIN)   •   Tue Jan 05 2016 at 10:15am PST

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GeneH   •   Thu Jun 18 2015 at 08:33am PDT

I think I still need more clarification if someone is willing to. I would appreciate it.

Assume it is announced Williams is going to stay and his contract runs for 2 years (or more) so he obviously will be there after Oct 1, 2015.

The background info might suggest (i dont know, this is the essence of my question) that the question will not close with this news and run until he eventually quits, goes somewhere else, or dies of old age (under contract, of course). Even if that is in 5, 10, 20 years? So, if he stays, Oct 1st is irrelevant?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

benthinkin (ADMIN)   •   Wed Jul 01 2015 at 12:23pm PDT

We don’t have a protocol for cases where it becomes clear that a question won’t resolve for a really long time. As it stands, the question would stay open until resolution, creating and resolving many new answers. But we might instead just pause the question until it reaches the last time period, resolve that period (not before…) as true, and create a new question with a more reasonable timeframe.

Note that there shouldn’t be a substantial difference in scoring between the two options, and we’ll try to communicate clearly when we make these types of decisions.

wacksploitation (ADMIN)   •   Thu Jun 18 2015 at 06:52am PDT

I agree with Gene. MSNBC has “NBC” in the name, same parent company, frequent congress to-and-from NBC-proper and MSNBC in terms of correspondents and special reporting. Chris Matthews is another one. The Morning Joe guys sometimes fill in on Today etc. MSNBC is subsumed under NBC. If Williams stays on at NBC he is, in effect, still at NBC, and I think appearances on NBC programs/special reporting is implied.

bobdevine   •   Wed Jun 17 2015 at 10:49pm PDT

Does “NBC” include “MSNBC”? That is, what will be the interpretation if Williams leaves the main channel but stays with the NBC corporation?

GeneH   •   Thu Jun 18 2015 at 06:23am PDT

Since there is no announcment yet, I have only my opinion in how I read the question and background info.

MSNBC is not part of “NBC NEWS” (directly) but both fall under the umbrella of “NBC” as a company. It is common for reporters to go back and forth between the two—-Andrea Mitchel is one I can think of off the top of my head—-does an MSNBC show on her own but I have seen her do Nightly News reports from time to time.

I look at the phrase in the background info “or any other action that results in him not being affiliated with NBC”. I interpret this to mean he would have to be out of NBC corporation completely for the question to close in the negative. If it had read “not being affilited with NBC Nightly News” then I can see it closing differently.

So, assuming it plays out that he maintains a contract with “NBC corporation”, the question should be resolved that he is not leaving before October 1st.

Just my opinion in how I see the letter and spirit of the question.

Thanks.

chelseaboys   •   Wed Jun 03 2015 at 03:20pm PDT

He’s still there?

jds (ADMIN)   •   Wed Jun 03 2015 at 06:53pm PDT

Rationales

"He's gonna do his time at NBC, and no other major network is eager to get into business with him"

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