As Nexstar’s NewsNation embarks on becoming a 24-hour all-news network this week, the ratings-challenged network is said to be very interested in both Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon.

No, it’s not April 1st.

Nexstar executives are already huddling to see if they can come up with a way to land one or both.

Now no one expects NewsNation to come up with the $20 million a year Carlson was pulling down at FOX or even the paltry $7 million per annum Lemon was squeezing out of CNN.

But since NewsNation already has its share of high-profile personalities carrying their own baggage around, it’s probably a case of “in for a penny, in for a pound” to try and do anything….ANYTHING….to get people to watch the low-rated network.

Hiring either of them would put the final nail in Nexstar’s laughable claim that it is about straight down-the-middle reporting.

But it would take the heat off Chris Cuomo.

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