Did CNBC Want Lou Dobbs To Anchor Its New 7pm Business Show?

By Brian 

This morning a CNBC insider mentioned the most interesting piece of gossip I’ve heard in weeks:

At last week’s town hall meeting, CNBC staffers were whispering that Lou Dobbs was offered the 7pm Business Center-ish show in development — but he turned it down.

Question: Who else has been offered the time slot, and who else has turned it down?…

> Also: When Jeff Zucker was in Englewood Cliffs last week, he checked on the progress of the 7pm show, a tipster says. “It is set to launch after Labor Day,” they added…