Substitutions in the middle of a game are pretty common in sports, but in cable news? Not so much.
And yet, this morning, MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” substituted Luke Russert for Chuck Todd right in the middle of the program. Todd threw to a commercial at 9:26, and when the show returned at 9:29, Russert was behind the desk:
“Welcome back to ‘The Daily Rundown,’ you are looking at the White House briefing room where President Obama is set to have a press conference at 10:15 AM,” Russert said. “So why is this Luke Russert talking to you? Well, Chuck Todd is on his way there.
“Traffic willing in this fair city, chuck Todd will be there in the first row,” Russert added.
At 10 AM, Chris Matthews took over anchoring duties. The presser is now slated for 10:30 AM.