Knowledge Identifier: &MSNBC
Category: Business (17)
Founded in 1996.
Countries: United States (82%), United Kingdom (3%), Pennsylvania (3%)
Linked to: CNN, NBC, NBCUniversal, CNBC
David Gregory (journalist) - Gregory was the anchor of "News Chat", "Crosstalk NBC", and "Newsfront" on MSNBC from 1998 to 2000
John Hockenberry - In 1999, he hosted "Hockenberry", a show which aired on MSNBC for 6 months
Jehmu Greene - A commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and elsewhere, Greene served as the first African-American president of the Rock the Vote organization from 2000-2005 where membership grew from 1,500 to 1 million, 1,4 million new voters were registered, over 200 celebrities volunteered their support and youth voter turnout in the 2004 elections was achieved
Mika Brzezinski - In 2000, Brzezinski began a short hiatus from CBS, during which she worked for rival MSNBC on the weekday afternoon show, "Home Page," with co-anchors Gina Gaston and Ashleigh Banfield
Phil Donahue - In July 2002, Phil Donahue returned to television to host a show called "Donahue" on MSNBC
Pat Buchanan - A longer variation of the "Crossfire" format was aired by MSNBC as "Buchanan and Press" on July 15, 2002, reuniting Buchanan and Press
Joan Hinton - A 2004 MSNBC interviews noted her critical assessment of economic change as betrayals of the socialist cause
Robin Ficker - In 2004 Ficker was a guest on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" in which he discussed his heckling and the often acrimonious fan vs. player interactions that would result
Pink Floyd - In 2004, MSNBC ranked Pink Floyd number 8 on their list of "The 10 Best Rock Bands Ever"
Cheryl Casone - Prior to her freelance assignments Casone was a news update anchor for MSNBC and occasional anchor of "MSNBC Live" from July 2004 until September 2005
Michelle Malkin - Vietnam War - In August 2004, following claims by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that presidential candidate John Kerry had lied about his record during the Vietnam War, Malkin appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and stated that there were "legitimate questions" over whether one of Kerry's wounds was "self-inflicted
Michelle Malkin - August 2004 interview with Chris Matthews on "Hardball", MSNBC Malkin criticized Matthews and the MSNBC staff in her blog the following day
Rita Cosby - In 2005, Cosby moved to MSNBC to host a primetime weeknight show, "Rita Cosby Live & Direct"
Max Kellerman - In 2005, Tucker Carlson announced that Kellerman would be a permanent contributor on his MSNBC show "Tucker"
Katrina Leskanich - When Hurricane Katrina and its storm surge devastated much of the US Gulf Coast in September 2005, the MSNBC news program, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," dubbed its coverage of the hurricane, "Katrina and the Waves"; the name appeared in numerous headlines and blog postings
Jack Kevorkian - In an MSNBC interview aired on September 29, 2005, Kevorkian said that if he were granted parole, he would not resume directly helping people die and would restrict himself to campaigning to have the law changed
Maury Povich - In November 2005, MSNBC announced Povich would co-host a weekend news program with his wife, Connie Chung
Jonathan Klein (CNN) - Klein attempted to hire Keith Olbermann away from MSNBC in 2006 to replace the struggling Paula Zahn at 8pm
John Roderick (musician) - In June 2006, Roderick covered the Bonnaroo festival as a correspondent for CMJ magazine, and reprised his role for MSNBC the following year
David Shuster - Shuster won an Emmy Award as well as a Bugle Award awarded in August 2006 by the Disabled American Veterans for his coverage of the 2005 National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic and the hour-long special that accompanied it on MSNBC.
Jonathan Turley - In October 2006, in an interview by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, he expressed strong disapproval of the Military Commissions Act of 2006
In 2007, "The New York Times" called Olbermann MSNBC's "most recognizable face"
Mika Brzezinski - Brzezinski returned to MSNBC on January 26, 2007, doing the evening "Up To The Minute" news updates
Don Imus - On April 11, 2007, Steve Capus of NBC News, announced that MSNBC would no longer simulcast "Imus in the Morning", effective immediately
Audience viewership during the 2008 Presidential election more than doubled from the 2004 Presidential election, and the channel topped CNN in ratings for the first time during the last three months of the campaign in the key 25-54 age demographic
David Gregory (journalist) - Due to internal fighting among the staff at MSNBC, Gregory was appointed as anchor on MSNBC during the presidential debates and the 2008 election
Kim Gandy - In 2008, Gandy defended presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton from a comment made by MSNBC host Chris Matthews, himself a Democrat, for remarks that Matthews made about U.S. Senator Clinton having received "sympathy" support because her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, "messed around
David Gregory (journalist) - From March 17, 2008, through December 5, 2008, Gregory hosted a show on MSNBC weekday evenings, which replaced Tucker Carlson's "Tucker"
Richard Mourdock - He called Lugar "President Obama's favorite Republican", referring to an October 2008 MSNBC article titled, "Barack Obama's favorite Republican-", which had described Lugar as a "loyal Republican" while reporting on a 10-day international trip Lugar and then-Senator Obama had taken in 2005 to inspect weapons sites
For a short time in 2009 from the debut, daytime programs shown on MSNBC HD included a widget on the right side of the screen which served as a secondary news ticker displaying the weather and news headlines as well as a blue bar which showed more stocks and business news graphics, but both features were eventually dropped in favor of full video encompassing both sides of the screen; the widget reflected a similar widget which appears on CNBC HD for the display of a stocks graph chart
Eliot Spitzer - He made a number of television appearances in 2009 and 2010, including Real Time with Bill Maher and Campbell Brown, as well as appearing as a substitute anchor on MSNBC. On June 24, 2010, CNN announced that Spitzer would be joining the network to host a "round-table" discussion program alongside center-right Kathleen Parker.
David Duke - On February 4, 2009, Duke repeatedly called MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann "untermensch" on his radio show in response to being labeled "Worst Person in the World" on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann"
Dan Rather - Rather appeared on "The Daily Show" in May 2009 wearing an Afro wig and mutton-chop sideburns to narrate a segment about the late former President Nixon eating a burrito, as a parody of MSNBC's extensive coverage of President Obama and Vice President Biden's hamburger lunch
Starbucks - Starting on June 1, 2009, the MSNBC morning news program "Morning Joe" has been presented as "brewed by Starbucks" and the show's logo changed to include the company logo
Tom DeLay - On August 19, 2009, DeLay, making the rounds of various media shows in order to promote his upcoming participation in season nine of "Dancing with the Stars", was interviewed by Chris Matthews of "Hardball", a political news and talk show on MSNBC
Pat Buchanan - In September 2009, MSNBC removed a Buchanan opinion column from its website after receiving complaints from Jewish organizations
Peter Schiff - Schiff officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination on September 17, 2009, during the MSNBC "Morning Joe" show
Betsy McCaughey - In an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Meeting on October 6, 2009, McCaughey advocated gradually extending the minimum age for Medicare coverage upward from 65 years of age to 70 in order to keep the Medicare system solvent
In the first quarter of 2010, MSNBC beat CNN in primetime and overall ratings, marking the first time doing so since 2001
Jacqueline Hernandez - In 2010, under Hernández's leadership the network launched a news special called "The New America" which garnered audience appeal, was re-aired across NBCU on the MSNBC cable television network, one of the first cross-company content collaborations
Ron Christie - Christie was critical of the Republican National Committee's activities under Chairman Michael Steele, telling Ed Schultz of MSNBC on his show in April 2010 that he was "not happy about the leadership that we have seen out of the Republican National Committee in the last 16 to 18 months
Thomas Roberts (news anchor) - In late April 2010, Roberts began freelance anchoring for MSNBC and was named full-time anchor in December
David Shuster - Shuster's high profile career has included some controversies; the most recent, an indefinite suspension from MSNBC in April 2010 after he auditioned for a new political show on CNN
David Shuster - On April 6, 2010, MSNBC announced that it had suspended David Shuster for an "indefinite period" after the network learned from press reports that Shuster, and Michel Martin of National Public Radio, had taped a pilot episode for a new show on CNN without the knowledge or permission of MSNBC.
Michael Kinsley - On September 9, 2010, Kinsley, along with MSNBC pundit Joe Scarborough, joined the staff of Politico as the publication's first opinion columnists
Cenk Uygur - On several occasions, Uygur filled in for the MSNBC shows of Ratigan, Ed Schultz, and Keith Olbermann, both before and after becoming a regular paid contributor to MSNBC in October 2010
Cenk Uygur - On October 21, 2010 MSNBC announced that Uygur had been officially hired as a contributor and substitute anchor for the network
T. Boone Pickens - According to the article, on December 10, 2010, MSNBC reported that "Pickens said low natural gas prices have made utility companies view wind power as too expensive
Ed Rendell - In January 2011, he accepted a position as an on-air political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and the following month took up a position as Senior Advisor at boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co. In April 2011, Rendell joined Element Partners, a Philadelphia-based cleantech investment firm, as an Operating Partner.
Current TV - In April 2011, Olbermann announced that his nightly program would retain the same title from his time at MSNBC
Unil 2012, MS & NBC Online was hosted on msnbc.com, which is now rebranded as NBCNews.com , sharing space with network shows such as "Today", "NBC Nightly News" and "Dateline NBC"
Chris Cillizza - In 2012, Cillizza served as an unofficial lead in co-host on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Report"
Pat Buchanan - In January 2012, Buchanan was indefinitely suspended from MSNBC as a contributor and MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he had not decided whether to let Buchanan come back
Pat Buchanan - He was a political commentator on the MSNBC cable network, including the show "Morning Joe" until February 2012
Richard Mourdock - In an interview on MSNBC in May 2012 Murdoch said, "bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view
S. E. Cupp - On June 25, 2012, Cupp began co-hosting "The Cycle" on MSNBC with political strategist Krystal Ball, pop-culture commentator Touré, and senior Salon political writer Steve Kornacki
Wegmans - It was profiled as part of "Here Are The Jobs" segment on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" on July 6, 2012
Further, in September of 2013, MSNBC launched its revamped official website under the tagline, "What Progressives Have Been Waiting For."
Stanley A. McChrystal - On January 8, 2013, McChrystal appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, where he endorsed stronger U.S. gun control laws, saying that assault weapons were for the battlefield, not schools or streets
For the week of June 9, 2014, MSNBC placed 26th in primetime and 30th in total day, averaging 597,000 viewers and 336,000 viewers, respectively
In April 2016, MSNBC launched a campaign of promotional ads with the theme, "in order to know beyond, you have to go beyond
In January 2017, MSNBC debuted a new program in the 6 P.M. ET hour entitled "For The Record"
Another significant change was made in April 16, 2018, when MSNBC completely removed the news ticker at the bottom of the screen on every program, citing the reason "for a cleaner view that puts our reporting more front and center