02/18/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST
Florence Henderson, who played supermom Carol Brady in the 1970s sitcom "The Brady Bunch," will be a co-host of "Later Today," the NBC News show that's set to premiere this fall, an NBC source told the Associated Press on Monday. She'll be paired with Jodi Applegate of NBC News and Asha Blake, former anchor at KNBC-TV (the network's Los Angeles affiliate). Applegate is now a host of "Weekend Today." NBC is expected to appoint Soledad O'Brien to replace her on that show.
- "Later Today," as the title suggests, is set to follow "Today" in NBC's morning schedule and will be modeled after the lighter fare in that show's last hour.