Weekends with Maury and Connie

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Weekends with Maury and Connie
Format Talk program
Presented by Connie Chung
Maury Povich
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MSNBC
Original run January 7 – June 17, 2006 (2006-06-17)

Weekends with Maury and Connie was an MSNBC television news series featuring light-hearted take on news of the week.

It was hosted by talk show host Maury Povich and his wife, television news anchor Connie Chung. Beginning in early 2006, it appeared every weekend morning on MSNBC until Dan Abrams was appointed the new General Manager of MSNBC. Due to the show's low ratings, near the bottom of the charts, Abrams canceled the show. The last broadcast aired June 17, 2006.[1]

On the final episode, Chung, dressed in a white evening gown and writhing atop a black piano, sang a parody to the tune of "Thanks for the Memory". Video clips of the bizarre, off-key farewell performance circulated on internet video sites like YouTube, ironically viewed by more people than viewed Weekends with Maury and Connie during its run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSNBC Axes Maury & Connie". TV Newser (Media Bistro). June 9, 2006.