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Could Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Take Over Today's Sunday Show?

MSNBC's Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski may be bringing their brand to NBC's Sunday edition of Weekend Today, according to the New York Post.

“They made a big play for ‘Sunday Today’ and ‘Meet The Press,’ but Turness is not inclined to dump [‘MTP’ host] David Gregory,” one source noted.

Giving them “Sunday Today” could be seen as a compromise — or an interim step, the source added. READ MORE

Daytime Stars Among 35 Most Powerful People in Media


Live With Kelly and Michael'Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan landed on The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in Media list. All three teams from  rival morning shows Good Morning America, Today and CBS This Morning  also earned spots on the list. READ MORE

Willie Geist on Today Gig: "I Feel Complete Opportunity"

Morning Joe regular Willie Geist is excited about joining Today's 8 am EST hour this Nov. 12. Here's what he told Broadcast & Cable:

"I feel the opposite, I feel complete opportunity," he said in a phone interview. "When I go over there, which is a lot, to the Today show, and spend time with the producers and Matt and Savannah and Al and Natalie, there's no head-hanging. No ‘oh no, we lost our lead.' It's let's fight, let's get it back. That's part of what attracted me to it. I think everybody understands this is a moment of opportunity maybe a moment of a little evolution. I don't look at it at all as walking into the number two show, I look at it as walking into the iconic number one show that will again be the number one show." READ MORE

Today Adds Willie Geist For Third Hour




Morning Joe's Willie Geist is heading to The Today Show. The New York Times is reporting Geist will serve as co-host for the show's 9 am EST time slot, and also serve as a stand-in for Matt Lauer. READ MORE

Should Ryan Seacrest Replace Matt Lauer on The Today Show?

According to the Wall Street Journal, NBC executives have approached American Idol host and purveyor of all things Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, about possibly becoming Matt Lauer’s successor at The Today Show.  Talk about a head scratcher.

I grew up watching Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel anchor NBC’s Today. I enjoyed Katie Couric and Matt Lauer’s time together. After Couric left for the CBS Evening News, I welcomed Meredith Vieira’s addition to the morning show. When Vieira decided to leave and Ann Curry took over, the transition was seamless.  I wouldn’t watch Today with Seacrest as a primary host. I’d just spend more time watching Morning Joe or replace Today with Good Morning America.

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Should Ryan Seacrest take over after Matt Lauer leaves The Today Show?

Charlie Rose and Gayle King to Join The Early Show

CBS has tried pretty much everything to make The Early Show competitive with NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America, with little luck. Now it’s changing things up once again. According to the New York Times, Charlie Rose and Gayle King are joining The Early Show, which will focus on hard news. Reportedly, the show’s new format will take a page from MSNBC’s Morning Joe and ABC’s The View and be more conversational.

The plan calls for Mr. Rose, who has contributed in the past to the network’s most popular program, “60 Minutes,” to help lead the 7 a.m. hour with Ms. Hill, who joined CBS from CNN in early 2010. READ MORE