Josh Howard’s CNBC Projects: Monthly Mag. Show, Four Docs, & Two “Lighter” Pilots

By Brian 

Josh Howard, who was named specials and longform VP at CNBC last December, “is preparing the fall launch of a monthly magazine show that sounds suspiciously like ’60 Minutes’ and producing four documentaries, some of which may run as long as two hours,” Howard Kurtz reports.

“The magazine show, a blend of features, profiles and investigative work, will use some NBC reporters and ‘Dateline’ staffers.” (As TVNewser said last week, Dateline is expanding its portfolio of production.) “The pieces could look very much like 60 Minutes pieces,” says Howard, a former CBSer. “The format works, so why reinvent it?” He is also developing two pilots with lighter themes

> Also: The first docu “involves a behind-the-scenes look at a major airline.” The model, of course, is David Faber‘s award-winning Wal-Mart special…