MSNBC Switching O’Donnell, Schultz Time Periods

MSNBC is putting Ed Schultz in the 8 p.m. hot seat and giving Lawrence O’Donnell the “Last Word” in its prime-time lineup. The lineup shakeup – announced Wednesday by the NBC-owned cable channel – will have the two finger-pointing firebrands switching time periods starting this coming Monday (Oct. 24). As a result, “The Ed Show” […]

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Rachel Maddow Doc Explores Post-9/11 World

American democracy in trouble? Don’t worry – Rachel Maddow will save us. The liberal firebrand – seen weeknights at 9/8c on MSNBC – has produced a new documentary special about the post-9/11 world that explores how fundamental freedoms and basic civil rights have been undermined and curtailed in America in the wake of the terrorist […]

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Fox News Dominates July Cable News Ratings

No other television network – or, for that matter, no other news organization, period – gets more mud flung at it than Fox News Channel. There’s so much criticism of FNC out there – from Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart and scores of other media types — that it’s easy to be lulled into […]

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MSNBC Chief Lauds Sharpton But No Job Offer Yet

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — MSNBC’s possible hiring of the Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t represent a conflict of interest for the cable channel, its president said. “He’s been on MSNBC for all 15 years,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin added, noting Sharpton’s long track record with the channel. Last year, […]

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3 MSNBC Hosts Predict Winner of Presidential Race

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When three MSNBC hosts forecast the winner of next year’s presidential race, their choice isn’t surprising, considering the network’s liberal tilt. But their respective certainty wasn’t uniform when asked that question at an appearance before reporters on Tuesday at a meeting of the Television Critics […]

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