British talk show hosts seem to be hot commodity for cable news networks these days. As CNN is reportedly pursuing Piers Morgan to replace Larry King, MSNBC has lured Nightline co-anchor Martin Bashir to anchor his own daily afternoon show and a contribute to NBC’s primetime newsmagazine Dateline NBC. Bashir, who rose to fame in the US with his 2003 documentary Living with Michael Jackson, will make the network switch in September. Bashir became a regular on US television when he joined ABC’s newsmagazine 20/20 in 2004. He became a Nightline co-anchor a year later. On Nightline, he will be replaced by Bill Weir, co-anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning America.
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