or


[11/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Connie Chung and Maury Povich Come to Msnbc

[via press release from MSNBC]

CONNIE CHUNG AND MAURY POVICH COME TO MSNBC

CONNIE CHUNG AND MAURY POVICH TEAM FOR MSNBC PROGRAM SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH JANUARY 7, 2006

SECAUCUS, NJ - November 7, 2005 - Award winning news anchor Connie Chung and legendary talk show host Maury Povich will team for a half hour weekend news program on MSNBC, it was announced today by Rick Kaplan, president of MSNBC. The program will premiere on January 7, 2006 and will air on Saturdays at 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. (ET) and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (ET) on MSNBC.

Touching on everything from politics to pop culture, the program will examine the week's headlines, from top to bottom and inside out. Connie and Maury will cut through the spin and get to the truth, exploring all sides of a story as only two people who have been married for 20 years can do. They will also speak with a wide range of guests including authors, journalists, newsmakers and entertainers. This will be the first time Connie and Maury have worked together on a national news program. The title and other production details are still in development.

"Connie Chung and Maury Povich are two of the most extraordinary talents in television and we are absolutely thrilled to have them at MSNBC," said Rick Kaplan. "They each bring such a unique perspective to the table, their chemistry is unmistakable and their humor is contagious. We look forward to letting our viewers join in on their 'conversation' each week. We know they will enjoy it."

"Maury's been on my case to get out of the house and get back to work, but I didn't want to until he came up with this idea," said Chung. "The question is not whether the program will last...the question is 'can our marriage survive?!'"

Povich said, "It has taken me the last two decades to establish myself nationally as 'Maury Povich.' Something tells me I'm about to become 'Mr. Chung' once again."

Connie Chung's illustrious news career has included stints at CBS, NBC and ABC. It all began in 1969 at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, where she started on the copy desk and rose to reporter. While at CBS news, Chung worked as a national correspondent for the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" covering such historic events as the 1972 presidential campaign, Watergate and the Nixon/Brezhnev SALT I talks. She worked at NBC News for several years anchoring the weekend "Nightly News," "NBC News at Sunrise" and several primetime specials. She returned to CBS News in 1989, anchoring the Emmy Award winning "Face to Face with Connie Chung." In 1993, she co-anchored the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and Connie Chung." In 1997, Chung joined ABC News as co-anchor and correspondent for "20/20." Most recently, Chung anchored "Connie Chung Tonight" on CNN.

Povich, whose storied career includes a 20-year run in national syndication, is currently in his eighth season of the hit NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution talk show "Maury." Povich also spent time in his early career at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, first as a news and sports anchor and host of the station's popular midday talk show, "Panorama." Povich anchored news in major markets including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia, returning to WTTG briefly to anchor the news, before joining the long running hit "A Current Affair." From 1991-1998, Povich hosted the successful talk show "The Maury Povich Show" for Paramount, and in 1998 NBC Universal's "Maury" made its debut.

Both Chung and Povich are native Washingtonians who have covered politics, political conventions and elections spanning five decades.

Lizz Winstead is executive producer. Winstead was a co-creator and former head writer of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." She was also part of the original creative team that developed Air America Radio and hosted the network's "Unfiltered."





  [november 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 20/20 (ABC)
· CURRENT AFFAIR, A (SYNDICATION)
· MAURY (SYNDICATION)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.