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Curry favored to host ‘Edition’

MSNBC changes fall lineup

NEW YORK — MSNBC has rejiggered its primetime lineup for the fall.

Beginning Sept. 27, Ann Curry will take over as the permanent host of MSNBC’s 8 p.m. “Special Edition,” “The News With Brian Williams” will remain at 9 and “Headliners & Legends With Matt Lauer” will replace “Time & Again” at 10.

“Special Edition,” which launched this summer, is a topical magazine show featuring a combination of live and taped reports, original interviews from NBC News correspondents and segments from various NBC News programs.

Curry, from NBC’s “Today Show,” will replace what was a revolving talent roster that had hosted “Special Edition.”

Michael Rubin, a former executive producer at CBS News, will serve as exec producer for “Special Edition.”

“Headliners & Legends With Matt Lauer” will focus on newsmakers, politicians and stars in the fields of TV, film and music. The first two weeks of “Headliners” will include profiles on singer Martha Reeves, Sen. John McCain, Gen. Colin Powell, Cher, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, John Gotti, Ricky Nelson and Andy Kaufman.

Tim Uehlinger, former national producer of “Dateline” will serve as the program’s executive producer.