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Angela ‘Bay’ Buchanan to Co-Host Cable’s ‘Equal Time’

July 3, 1996

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Angela ``Bay″ Buchanan, the sister and campaign manager of vanquished GOP presidential contender Pat Buchanan, will be the new co-host of CNBC’s ``Equal Time″ program, television sources said Wednesday.

She is to replace Mary Matalin, onetime deputy campaign manager to former President Bush. Matalin is paired on the political talk show with President Clinton’s former White House press secretary, Dee Dee Myers.

Buchanan, known for her rapid-fire retorts, will begin filling in for Matalin periodically starting later this month and take over for Matalin full time after Labor Day, said two CNBC sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

That would allow Buchanan to continue her political efforts on behalf of her brother through the Republican National Convention in San Diego this August. Pat Buchanan has pledged to press his unsuccessful presidential campaign through the convention and push to preserve the party’s strong anti-abortion stance.

The Buchanan campaign had no comment and said Bay Buchanan was unavailable.

Matalin earlier this year announced she was leaving the cable program to serve as a strategist for Bob Dole’s presidential campaign. But she abruptly dropped that plan after GOP critics expressed concern about her marriage to Clinton campaign strategist James Carville.

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