Could Chuck Get A Weekend Show?


By Christine 

The NY Observer’s Felix Gillette reports today that NBC’s Chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd could get his own weekend show to air on MSNBC.

You’d remember Todd was one of the names considered as the new host of Meet the Press prior to the announcement of David Gregory.

From the Observer piece:

The new show on MSNBC, to debut in late spring, would give Mr. Todd more experience as a political moderator and provide him with a good opportunity to develop his long-form interviewing skills. At the same time, it would give MSNBC an original political program to show off on a weekend schedule that is currently dominated by crime documentaries and taped content.

According to sources, the specifics of the show—live vs. taped, one-on-one interview vs. a panel of guests, half-hour vs. an hour, Saturday vs. Sunday-are still being worked out. Presumably the show will originate out of NBC’s Washington D.C. bureau, where Mr. Todd is stationed. Staffing has yet to be determined.