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Live From Studio 1A: Shuffling the Kerrys

Here's a quick little tidbit about this morning's rundown. Initially, Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa, were scheduled to be on our show this morning to discuss their new book. They were going to appear in the 8 o'clock hour, since the interview would focus more on the book and less on the news topics of the day. However, over the weekend, more news developed regarding Senator John Edwards

Here's a quick little tidbit about this morning's rundown. Initially, Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa, were scheduled to be on our show this morning to discuss their new book. They were going to appear in the 8 o'clock hour, since the interview would focus more on the book and less on the news topics of the day. However, over the weekend, more news developed regarding Senator John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth. They gave their first interview last evening since the return of Elizabeth's cancer, which instantly became the news that would lead our show. Given the history between the Kerry and the Edwards families, Senator Kerry's appearance suddenly became all the more topical. For that reason, the senior producers decided to bump their appearance to the top of the show, and focus the interview on much more than just their new book. Who better to have on the show to discuss John and Elizabeth Edwards than the couple with whom they spent inordinate amounts of time on the campaign trail two years ago. Andrea Mitchell was filing a report on the Edwards family at the very top of the show, and the Kerrys became the interview immediately flowing out of that report. All it meant was a bit of an earlier wake-up call for the Senator and his wife, but I'm sure they didn't mind. They're here and ready to go.