Ted Koppel leaves Discovery a few months before his contract expires (Koppel: “Producing our kind of news-related programs is an expensive proposition.”) Must be freeing himself up for that Meet The Press job! Or: Maybe he’s already got it?

Train your speculation NBC News-ward! Take a well-earned break from CabinetStakes to participate in this latest flareup of MeetThePressStakes. (But hurry. “A Peacock official said the net would be making an announcement about Russert’s replacement ‘pretty soon’,” reports Variety.)

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.