Television veterans Connie Chung and Maury Povich will host a weekend half-hour program on MSNBC beginning Jan. 6, 2006, the New York Times’ Jacques Steinberg reveals in Monday editions.
The husband and wife team will review the week’s news, fusing “elements of Meet the Press, the defunct Crossfire and The Daily Show.” Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead is the EP. It will air at 10 a.m. Saturdays and reair on Sundays.
“We want to have some fun and do a cool half-hour,” Rick Kaplan says. “This could be the kiss of death, but for me they have almost a Tracy and Hepburn relationship. They are edgy with each other. Funny. They agree to disagree.”
The official announcement comes later today. Until then, here’s more…
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