Married couple Maury Povich and broadcast journalist Connie Chung are set to begin a weekend news talk show for MSNBC next year. Although the pair have never worked together on national news broadcast, spokesmen for the cable news channel said the hosts will "cut through the spin and get to the truth, exploring all sides of a story as only two people who have been married for 20 years can do."
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Although the program doesn't have a name yet, it is scheduled to premiere Janurary 6, 2006. The show will be executive produced by Lizz Winstead of “The Daily Show” fame.
Although a regular staple on such news shows as ABC’s “20/20”, “Evening News”, and “Good Morning America” and as a substitute anchor for ABC, CBS, and NBC, Chung became widely heralded as the first Asian-Pacific anchor on national television. Since her last primetime gig in 2003, Chung has remained mostly unseen. Meanwhile, Povich is in his eighth year as host of his daytime talk show “Maury.”
"Maury's been on my case to get out of the house and get back to work, but I didn't want to until he came up with this idea," Chung said. "The question is not whether the program will last. ... The question is, `Can our marriage survive?'"
Stay tuned for updates.