The Morning Ticker: ‘NewsHour’ Weekend?, Williams, Olbermann

By Alex Weprin 

  • Could the “PBS NewsHour” be coming to the weekend? The New York Times reports that it is being strongly considered. If it moves forward, potential anchors include former CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield or “NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.

  • “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams is interviewed on actor Alec Baldwin’s radio show “Here’s The Thing.” It is a candid conversation, with Williams telling Baldwin “I have profound disappointments in my country,” like the lack of a manned space program.

  • Howard Kurtz writes for, arguing that ESPN should bring Keith Olbermann back to the channel. “Remember: Watching Keith Olbermann is a great spectator sport.”