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WMAQ-Channel 5 adding new Sunday morning program

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NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5 is adding more locally-focused programming to its Sunday morning line-up. Effective, Sunday Jan. 17, the station is introducing a new half-hour show called "Weekend Connection" at 8:30 a.m. The new program, hosted by Zoraida Sambolin and produced jointly by NBC News and WMAQ, will bring a local focus to top national stories of the week. Also, "The Talk," now hosted by Marion Brooks, will move to 8 a.m. from its current 7:30 a.m. time slot. "The Talk" focuses on the buzz of the week in politics, business, entertainment and sports. "Sunday Today" also will move back an hour to 7 a.m., while "Meet the Press" will move to 9:30 a.m. from 9 a.m. Also Chris Matthews' show moves up from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. as the lead-in to "Meet the Press," providing what WMAQ executives hope will be a lively 90-minute block of political discussion.

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