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A closer look at 'Iron Pants' Lester Holt, who's replacing Brian Williams at NBC News

A closer look at 'Iron Pants' Lester Holt, who's replacing Brian Williams at NBC News

NBC announced Thursday that Lester Holt will permanently replace Brian Williams as anchor of "NBC Nightly News."  Though Holt, 56, landed the job in part because of Williams' missteps, he will make history by becoming the first African American solo anchor of an evening news program on a broadcast network.  Holt has been filling in for Williams since February, when the top-rated anchor was suspended without pay for embellishing accounts of his involvement in a 2003 helicopter crash in Iraq.  Full Coverage: Brian Williams "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie is anchoring the broadcast this week while Holt is on vacation. Holt, who grew...

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