MSNBC

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MSNBC is an American pay television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.wikipedia
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NBC News

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MSNBC is an American pay television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
NBC News operates a 24-hour cable news network known as MSNBC, which includes the organization's flagship daytime news operation, MSNBC Live.

Brian Williams

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Pat Burkey, Janelle Rodriguez, and Jonathan Wald oversee programming and news operations, with Brian Williams serving as the channel's chief anchor of breaking news coverage.
Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as an anchor on the cable network MSNBC and host of the network's nightly program, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.

Comcast

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MSNBC is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal (all of which are ultimately owned by Comcast).
Comcast owns and operates the Xfinity cable communications subsidiary, over-the-air national broadcast network channels (NBC and Telemundo), multiple cable-only channels (including MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, NBCSN, and E!, among others), the film studio Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Phil Griffin

Phil Griffin is the president and director of day-to-day operations at MSNBC.
Philip T. "Phil" Griffin (born November 27, 1956 ) is a television executive, who in 2008 became president of MSNBC, a United States cable news channel.

MSNBC Live

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MSNBC Live, the network's flagship daytime news platform, was expanded to cover over eight hours of the day.
MSNBC Live, also titled NBC News and The Place for Politics during election seasons, is a daily American news-talk television program on MSNBC, originating from both New York City and Washington, D.C. studios throughout daytime hours.

NBCNews.com

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The general news site was rebranded as NBCNews.com, and a new msnbc.com was created as the online home of the cable channel.
Along with original and wire reporting, it features content from NBC shows such as Today, NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC, the MSNBC cable channel, and partners such as The New York Times.

NBCUniversal

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MSNBC is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal (all of which are ultimately owned by Comcast).
The following year, NBC announced an agreement with Microsoft to create an all-news cable television channel, MSNBC (using its subscriber base from America's Talking network).

Jodi Applegate

The first show was anchored by Jodi Applegate and included news, interviews, and commentary.
She served as an anchorwoman at local stations as well as nationally for MSNBC and NBC News.

John Seigenthaler (anchorman)

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During the day, rolling news coverage continued with The Contributors, a show that featured Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, as well as interactive programming coordinated by Applegate, John Gibson, and John Seigenthaler.
He is well known as a former weekend anchor and correspondent for both NBC and MSNBC.

Tucker Carlson

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In the aftermath of September 11, MSNBC began calling itself "America’s NewsChannel" and hired opinionated hosts like Alan Keyes, Phil Donahue, Pat Buchanan, and Tucker Carlson; This branding makeover, however, was followed by declining ratings.
Carlson then hosted the nightly program Tucker on MSNBC from 2005 to 2008.

Keith Olbermann

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

America's Talking

The network took over the channel space of NBC's 2-year-old America's Talking (AT) network, although in most cases cable carriage had to be negotiated with providers who had never carried AT.
It was shuttered on July 15, 1996, and its transponder space was replaced by MSNBC.

Pat Buchanan

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In the aftermath of September 11, MSNBC began calling itself "America’s NewsChannel" and hired opinionated hosts like Alan Keyes, Phil Donahue, Pat Buchanan, and Tucker Carlson; This branding makeover, however, was followed by declining ratings.
He was a political commentator on the MSNBC cable network, including the show Morning Joe until February 2012, and now appears on Fox News.

Fox News

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Washington Post media analyst Howard Kurtz has stated that the channel's evening lineup "has clearly gravitated to the left in recent years and often seems to regard itself as the antithesis of Fox News".
In February 1996, after former U.S. Republican Party political strategist and NBC executive Roger Ailes left cable television channel America's Talking (now MSNBC), Murdoch asked him to start Fox News Channel.

Tim Russert

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Tim Russert's sudden death in June 2008 removed what The Wall Street Journal called the "rudder for the network" and led to a period of transition.
He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted an eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview program.

Alan Keyes

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In the aftermath of September 11, MSNBC began calling itself "America’s NewsChannel" and hired opinionated hosts like Alan Keyes, Phil Donahue, Pat Buchanan, and Tucker Carlson; This branding makeover, however, was followed by declining ratings.
In 2002, he briefly hosted a television commentary show on the MSNBC cable network, Alan Keyes Is Making Sense.

Chris Matthews

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During the 2008 presidential election, MSNBC's coverage was anchored by Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and David Gregory.
Matthews is known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, on MSNBC.

Phil Donahue

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In the aftermath of September 11, MSNBC began calling itself "America’s NewsChannel" and hired opinionated hosts like Alan Keyes, Phil Donahue, Pat Buchanan, and Tucker Carlson; This branding makeover, however, was followed by declining ratings.
Donahue also briefly hosted a talk show on MSNBC from July 2002 to March 2003.

Tucker (2005 TV program)

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On July 10, Tucker (formerly The Situation with Tucker Carlson) started airing at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET (taking over Abrams' old timeslot), while Rita Cosby's Live & Direct was canceled.
Tucker is an American television program on MSNBC that focused on politics, hosted by Tucker Carlson.

Dan Abrams

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Five days later, Dan Abrams, a nine-year veteran of MSNBC and NBC News, was named general manager of MSNBC with immediate effect.
Abrams also worked as the chief legal correspondent and analyst for NBC News, general manager of MSNBC also doubling as an anchor for the same network.

The Rachel Maddow Show

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In September 2008, the channel hired political analyst and Air America Radio personality Rachel Maddow to host a new political opinion program called The Rachel Maddow Show. In addition, the programs Morning Joe, The Ed Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and The Rachel Maddow Show finished ahead of their time slot competitors at CNN.
The Rachel Maddow Show (also abbreviated TRMS) is a daily news and opinion television program that airs on MSNBC, running in the 9:00 pm ET timeslot Monday through Friday.

Rachel Maddow

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In September 2008, the channel hired political analyst and Air America Radio personality Rachel Maddow to host a new political opinion program called The Rachel Maddow Show.
Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network's special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams.

Microsoft

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MSNBC and its website were founded in 1996 under a partnership between Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, hence the network's naming.
Branching out into new markets in 1996, Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit created a new 24/7 cable news channel, MSNBC.

Morning Joe

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In addition, the programs Morning Joe, The Ed Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and The Rachel Maddow Show finished ahead of their time slot competitors at CNN.
Morning Joe is a weekday NBC News morning news and talk show, airing from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the network's cable news channel MSNBC.

Laura Ingraham

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During the day, rolling news coverage continued with The Contributors, a show that featured Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, as well as interactive programming coordinated by Applegate, John Gibson, and John Seigenthaler.
She first became a host on MSNBC in 1996.