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MSNBC Will Reair Today

10/03/1999 8:00 PM Eastern

Secaucus, N.J. -- MSNBC will begin rebroadcasting Today during
afternoons this week, just hours after its first morning run on NBC.

MSNBC will repeat the two-hour morning show at 1 p.m.
starting today (Oct. 4). Its same-day version of the show, however, will have live cut-ins
by Lori Stokes, which will replace the morning's segments by Ann Curry.

MSNBC's rebroadcast will also have new weather reports
and market and business updates supplied by CNBC, according to an MSNBC spokesman.

The move by NBC is just the latest example of
broadcast-network "repurposing" of programming on additional outlets, such as
sister cable networks.

Also last week, MSNBC and NBC News said they had recruited
ABC News veteran Forrest Sawyer as an anchor and contributor for both outlets.

Sawyer will begin his new assignments Oct. 11, and he will
serve as the chief substitute anchor for The News with Brian Williams.He
will also play a key role in presidential campaign and election coverage next year, and
report on breaking news for MSNBC and NBC. Additionally, Sawyer will anchor and report for
NBC News programs such as Dateline NBC.

In addition to his deal with NBC and MSNBC, Sawyer has an
agreement with Discovery Channel, which began in June. As part of that agreement, he will
continue to work on a series of projects for that network.

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