The Ticker: Countdown, Neville, Safer…

By Brian 

> In a Hartford Courant interview, Keith Olbermann says MSNBC’s Countdown is “the kind of newscast we’ll all be seeing almost everywhere within the decade.”

> ‘The Office’ will be repurposed on CNBC on April 1 at 10pm, two days after it premieres on NBC. It’ll pre-empt Donny, but only for a day…

> Arthel Neville is joining “A Current Affair” as the show’s West Coast correspondent. Here’s the press release.

> “’60 Minutes’ staple Morley Safer will host the 64th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony, set for Monday, May 16, 2005,” TV Week reports.

> Ron Insana, Anderson Cooper, Stuart Varney and Maria Bartiromo will serve as moderators at the NCTA’s National Show next month, Multichannel News says.