MSNBC's logo used from 1996 until 2009. The "N" in the logo was changed from red to black in 2002. This variant has occasionally been used after 2006 as an alternative logo in a horizontal form.
MSNBC's studio in NYC
The MSNBC studio
MSNBC logo used from 2009 to 2015.
MSNBC logo used from 2015 to 2021
MSNBC's former New Jersey headquarters studio, now the home of MLB Network
The monitors of the MSNBC newsroom are tuned into various global channels.
MSNBC celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006.
NBCNews.com's main newsroom in Redmond, Washington, 2007
NBCNews.com's newsroom in New York City, 2007

Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight news and political commentary program hosted by Keith Olbermann that aired on MSNBC from 2003 to 2011 and on Current TV from 2011 to 2012.

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In late 2005, MSNBC began attracting liberal and progressive viewers as Keith Olbermann began critiquing and satirizing conservative media commentators during his Countdown With Keith Olbermann program.

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Olbermann in 2008

Keith Olbermann

American sports and political commentator and writer.

American sports and political commentator and writer.

Olbermann in 2008

From March 2003 to January 2011 Olbermann hosted the weeknight political commentary program Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.

The Rachel Maddow Show

Rachel Maddow in 2018

The Rachel Maddow Show (also abbreviated TRMS) is an American liberal news and opinion television program that airs on MSNBC, running in the 9:00 pm ET timeslot Monday evenings.

Keith Olbermann, then host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, was Maddow's first guest on her debut show, and has been given credit for pushing for Maddow to gain her own show.

Maddow in 2018

Rachel Maddow

American television news program host and liberal political commentator.

American television news program host and liberal political commentator.

Maddow in 2018
Making cocktails during the show
Maddow in 2008
Maddow in 2012

Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a weekly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network's special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams.

In January 2008, Maddow became an MSNBC political analyst and was a regular panelist on MSNBC's Race for the White House with David Gregory and MSNBC's election coverage as well as a frequent contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Current TV

American television channel which broadcast from August 1, 2005, to August 20, 2013.

American television channel which broadcast from August 1, 2005, to August 20, 2013.

Former Current TV Control Room
Current TV Booth in San Mateo at Maker Faire 2008
Current TV logo 2005–2011

Around this time, a report by Reuters on the network's ongoing problems suggested that it could have blossomed into something akin to YouTube's video-sharing platform, MSNBC's role as a left-leaning news outlet, or even the Oprah Winfrey Network.

On June 20, 2011, Countdown with Keith Olbermann relaunched on Current TV.