NBC moved quickly to stanch speculation about who would succeed Tim Russert as moderator of "Meet the Press," announcing Sunday that Tom Brokaw, former anchor of "NBC Nightly News," would fill the role for the rest of this election year.
Mr. Brokaw, a close friend of Mr. Russert and a central figure in NBC's memorials to him last week, said speculation about a successor was inescapable. "I'm not unaware of the situation," he said. He made that point in his eulogy to Mr. Russert on Wednesday at the Kennedy Center, joking that the largest contingent in the room was made up of people who hoped to win Mr. Russert's job.
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