The Ticker: Zucker, Couric, Matthews…

By Brian 

> “The new M-Fr Noon show that replaces Connnected: Coast To Coast will be hosted by Monica Crowley solo but it’s not going to be anything like Connected,” ICN reports. What’s happening with Ron Reagan?

> Today’s changes to the NBC Universal Television Group (see the press release or Broadcasting & Cable) shouldn’t impact NBC News: “The network’s…network news division, MSNBC and CNBC” — specifically Steve Capus and Mark Hoffman — will continue to report to Jeff Zucker.

> Katie Couric has “the kind of personality you love to hate,” Northwestern U. professor Lawrence Lichty tells the Boston Globe. “I want John Chancellor back.”

> FishbowlDC suggests a few new slogans for Hardball with Chris Matthews