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Chuck Todd To Get Own Show

The Chief White House Correspondent for NBC, Chuck Todd, will soon be joining the crowded weekend political talk show scene: According to The New York Observer, MSNBC will be giving him his own show. The show, whose specifics are not yet worked out, will further establish Todd's presence in the competitive world of inside-the-beltway news. Todd rose to prominence during the closely contested Democratic primary, where his "encyclopedic knowledge of electoral mechanics" proved invaluable to MSNBC and NBC. The new show will also give a boost to MSNBC's weak weekend schedule.