Questions… About Cooper, Perkins, CNN Pipeline, ‘Today,’ & Kaplan

By Brian 

Taking the train to New York City; blogging will resume around 2pm. Until then:

> How will CNN — and in particular, Anderson Cooper — hold onto the skeptical, questioning “voice” it has developed in the wake of Katrina?

> Could Sam Champion replace Tony Perkins on Good Morning America? The WABC met appeared in-studio last week while Perkins was along the Gulf Coast…

> What does The Today Show’s “new look” look like? It debuts on Monday…

> Why has CNN pushed back the launch of Pipeline — possibly to November? Are technical issues being worked out? And how’s the marketing campaign coming along?

> A tipster wonders: “Heard that NBC will be launching a new overnight news show (a la World News Now) sometime this fall or early next year. Any truth?”

> Keith Olbermann is anchoring three hours of hurricane coverage on MSNBC Sunday night. How does Rick Kaplan feel?

As always, if you have answers, e-mail or drop ’em in the tip box…