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 Closing Bell late afternoons alongside Maria Bartiromo, but he will depart Capital Report, the nightly analysis half-hour he did with Alan Murray.
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.