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Saturday, October 09, 2004

CNBC Loses Rukeyser


Veteran financial journalist Louis Rukeyser, who has been off television for a year due to cancer, has asked CNBC to pull the plug on his long-running Friday night business news show. CNBC said that "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street," which has been airing with Consuelo Mack as substitute host, will cease production by the end of the year.

Rukeyser, 71, had announced earlier this year that he had cancer in his lower back and said Friday that complications had developed.

"I can no longer predict when I will be ready to rejoin you here," Rukeyser said.

Irreplaceable, shmirreplaceable: that edgy new Martina Navratilova project is just waiting in the wings.

(Officially, though, does this now mean God hates CNBC?)