EmptyBrokaw on 'Press' desk
NBC News said Sunday that former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw will fill in as the moderator of "Meet the Press" until the presidential election in November. The decision provides stability to a top-rated program that had been thrown into uncertainty after the death this month of Tim Russert, who had been moderator of "Press" since 1991 and Washington bureau chief.
Sternberg gets real
Scott Sternberg Prods. is launching a documentary division with plans to produce up to two feature-length docus a year. The division will be headed by Scott Sternberg and will focus on such issues as religion, relationships, fashion and disease. Sternberg already has two docus in the works, including "I Can't Take It Anymore," which will revolve around four young adults raised in the orthodox Hasidic Jewish lifestyle.
ESPN pads roster
Less than two months before "SportsCenter" goes live on weekday mornings, ESPN has filled out its anchoring teams. In May, ESPN said that former NBC Sports and CBS "Early Show" anchor Hannah Storm would join the network and anchor the 9 a.m.-noon edition of "SportsCenter." She now will be joined by Josh Elliott in that time period. Taking the early (6-9 a.m.) shift will be Linda Cohn and Steve Berthiaume, with Chris McKendry and Robert Flores co-anchoring the noon-3 p.m. edition.