CNBC Shortens Lunch for Exchange


For CNBC, early 2003 will bring early tinkering with its daytime lineup, as
the network is reducing Power Lunch by one hour and offering a new
program in its place.

Power Lunch -- the midday staple that has appeared in two- and three-hour
versions over the past 18 months -- will go back to being a two-hour show Jan.
6, running from noon to 2 p.m.

Filling in the open hour: Open Exchange with Tyler Mathisen, featuring
regular commentary segments from CNBC reporters and newsmaker interviews. Host
Mathisen will continue as co-host of Market Wrap late afternoons and
Capital Report
at night.

One unique aspect of Open Exchange is "The Front Page," where business
editors from at least 12 daily newspapers report on the top financial-news
stories in their cities.