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MSNBC

American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1996.

Countries: United States (82%), United Kingdom (3%), Pennsylvania (3%)

Main connections: NBC, NBC News, CNN

Linked to: CNN, NBC, NBCUniversal, CNBC

 

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1996

MS & NBC and msnbc.com were founded in 1996 as partnerships of Microsoft and Comcast's NBC unit, which is now NBCUniversal add something

 

When MSNBC started in 1996, they announced plans to start broadcasting in Europe during 1997 add something


1997

Craig Crawford - In 1997, Crawford left the Sentinel to run The Hotline until 2003, when he joined "Congressional Quarterly" leading to his current work for NBC, CNBC and MSNBC


1998

David Gregory (journalist) - Gregory was the anchor of "News Chat", "Crosstalk NBC", and "Newsfront" on MSNBC from 1998 to 2000


1999

John Hockenberry - In 1999, he hosted "Hockenberry", a show which aired on MSNBC for 6 months

 

Laurie Dhue - She started at MSNBC in April 1999 as the anchor of "Newsfront


2000

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

 

Laurie Dhue - Before joining the Fox News Channel in 2000, she worked for MSNBC as host of its "Special Edition

 

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

 

Husain Haqqani - In March 2000, he married Farahnaz Ispahani, a former producer at CNN and MSNBC, member of the National Assembly , and the granddaughter of Mirza Abol Hassan Ispahani, Pakistan's first ambassador to Washington


2001

After the September 11,_2001_attacks (September_11_attacks), MS & NBC served as an outlet for NBC_News to provide up-to-the-minute coverage, in contrast to broadcast NBC's longer stories add something

 

Rick Sanchez - He worked briefly for KHOU in Houston, Texas before returning to an afternoon anchor position with WSVN. Sanchez was hired at MSNBC in 2001

 

In January 2001, Mike Barnicle got a show on MSNBC, but it was canceled in June 2001 due to high production costs add something

 

In 2001, a Canadian version with some local content, MSNBC Canada, was developed; the channel launched on September 7, 2001 add something


2002

Phil Donahue's 2002 program "Donahue" was canceled in late February 2003 during the buildup to the Iraq War add something

 

Phil Donahue - Donahue hosted a talk show on MSNBC from 2002–2003

 

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

 

Albert Mohler - Mohler appeared on MSNBC's Donahue on August 20, 2002


2003

During the spring and early summer of 2003, MSNBC featured a weekend talk show hosted by conservative radio host Michael Savage add something

 

HLN (TV channel) - Due to the growing competition from Fox News Channel and MSNBC, in 2003 Time Warner revamped CNN Headline News with a more flexible format, featuring live reports and two anchors co-hosting the channel's rolling news coverage

 

David Shuster - Later, he was in California for two months for MSNBC's television program "Hardball with Chris Matthews" as lead correspondent on the 2003 California recall election, in which Governor Gray Davis was recalled and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected

 

Melissa Stark - In July 2003, she joined NBC News as a National Correspondent for "The Today Show" and would anchor "MSNBC Live"

 

Pat Buchanan - MSNBC President Eric Sorenson canceled "Buchanan and Press" on November 26, 2003


2004

However, it was soon discontinued in 2004, and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission authorized the American version to be carried on Canadian cable and satellite providers add something

 

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


2005

The network began from 2005 onward to attract liberal and progressive viewers when host Keith Olbermann began critiquing and satirizing conservative media commentators on his program "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" add something

 

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"

 

Willow Bay - She was a freelance anchor and correspondent for MSNBC and NBC News during 2005 and 2006

 

Lester Holt - Until late 2005, he anchored a 2-hour daily newscast on MSNBC. On May 9, 2007, Holt was named anchor of the weekend edition of "NBC Nightly News", succeeding John Seigenthaler

 

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


2006

Between 2006 and 2009, MSNBC used a graphics package with an angular motif add something

 

Black Entertainment Television - Following the death of civil rights leader Coretta Scott King in 2006, BET broadcast its regularly scheduled music video programming rather than cover King's funeral live as CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and BET competitors TV One and Black Family Channel were

 

Bob Kur - In 2006, he left MSNBC to work for Washington Post Radio, a new radio station in the Washington, D.C. area

 

Jonathan Klein (CNN) - Klein attempted to hire Keith Olbermann away from MSNBC in 2006 to replace the struggling Paula Zahn at 8pm

 

Ann Fitz - Since 2006 Fitz has served as a legal analyst on various cable television news programs on the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, and HLN, and appeared as a regular guest on truTV's "In Session", formerly CourtTV, from 2009-2011

 

David Duke - After John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's paper on the Israel Lobby appeared in March 2006, Duke praised the paper in a number of articles on his website, on his March 18 Live Web Radio Broadcast, and on MSNBC's March 21 "Scarborough Country" program

 

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

 

On June 7, 2006, Rick Kaplan resigned as president of MSNBC, after holding the post for two years add something

 

Following the announcement, it was announced on June 12, 2006, that Dan Abrams, a nine-year veteran of MS & NBC and NBC_News, had been named general manager of MSNBC, effective immediately add something

 

On June 29, 2006, Abrams announced a revamp to MSNBC's early-primetime and primetime schedule add something

 

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

 

Michael Jackson - In November 2006, Jackson invited an Access Hollywood camera crew into the studio in Westmeath, and MSNBC broke the story that he was working on a new album, produced by will.

 

Melissa Stark - She left "MSNBC Live" and "The Today Show" in November 2006


2007

In 2007, "The New York Times" called Olbermann MSNBC's "most recognizable face" add something

 

The Project for Excellence in Journalism found in 2007 after a seven-year survey of cable channels that "MSNBC is moving to make politics a brand, with a large dose of opinion and personality add something

 

Isis King - In 2007, King appeared in an MSNBC special titled "Born in the Wrong Body", which documented the lives of transgender teens from across the United States

 

Seth MacFarlane - On January 19, 2007, MacFarlane appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on MSNBC to discuss Stephen Colbert's appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" and Bill O'Reilly's return appearance on "The Colbert Report"

 

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

 

Stephanie Miller - Eastern Time on MSNBC from April 30, 2007 to May 2, 2007

 

Mike Barz - Novarro subsequently was moved to a different WFLD newscast, and after Hall joined MSNBC in New York, Barz received a new co-anchor, Jan Jeffcoat, in June 2007

 

Alberto Gonzales - On July 30, 2007, MSNBC reported that Rep. Jay Inslee announced that he would introduce a bill the following day that would require the House Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation against Gonzales

 

Charles Manson - On September 5, 2007, MSNBC aired "The Mind of Manson", a complete version of a 1987 interview at California's San Quentin State Prison

 

In November 2007, a "New York Times" article stated that MSNBC's prime-time lineup is tilting more to the left add something

 

It remained in the old Secaucus, New Jersey headquarters until it completed its move to the NBC Universal Network Origination Center located inside the CNBC Global Headquarters building in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on December 21, 2007 add something


2008

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 add something

 

During the 2008 Presidential election, MSNBC's coverage was anchored by Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Gregory add something

 

Following the 2008 presidential election, conservative talk show host, John Ziegler worked on a documentary called "Media Malpractice add something

 

How Obama Got Elected", which was very critical of the media, especially MSNBC's role, in the 2008 Presidential Election add something

 

MSNBC's on-air slogan during the week of the 2008 presidential election, "The Power of Change", was criticized as being overtly similar to Obama's campaign slogan of "Hope and Change add something

 

Some Democratic Party supporters, most notably former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell and Clinton advisor Lanny Davis, criticized MSNBC during and after the 2008 Democratic Primaries, as covering Barack Obama more favorably than Hillary Clinton add something

 

Savannah Guthrie - After serving as a White House correspondent between 2008 and 2011 and as co-anchor of the MSNBC program "The Daily Rundown" in 2010 and 2011, Guthrie was announced as the co-host of "The Today Show"'s third hour alongside Natalie Morales and Al Roker

 

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

 

Mike Gravel - Gravel did not compete in the initial 2008 vote, the Iowa caucuses, but was still subjected to a false report from MSNBC that he had pulled out of the race afterward

 

Washington University in St. Louis - In 2008 the group performed on MSNBC during coverage of the vice presidential debate with specially written songs about Joe Biden and Sarah Palin

 

Washington University - In 2008 the group performed on MSNBC during coverage of the vice presidential debate with specially written songs about Joe Biden and Sarah Palin

 

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

 

Melissa Stark - In the summer of 2008, she anchored MSNBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

 

Tim Russert - On the MSNBC show "Tucker", Russert predicted the battleground states of the 2008 presidential election would be New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada, saying, "If Democrats can win three of those four, they can lose Ohio and Florida, and win the presidency

 

In the February 2008 issue of "Men's Journal" magazine, a MSNBC interviewee quoted a senior executive who said that liberal commentator Keith Olbermann "runs MSNBC" and that "because of his success, he's in charge" of the channel add something

 

Kirk Watson - Following Senator Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 Wisconsin Democratic Primary Election on February 19, 2008, Watson appeared via live feed on MSNBC's election night coverage as a supporter of Senator Obama, whom Watson had endorsed

 

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"

 

In May 2008, NBC News president Steve Capus said that "It used to be people didn't have to worry about MSNBC because it was an also-ran cable channel add something

 

"The New Republic" Published May 27, 2008 add something

 

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 add something

 

In September 2008, MSNBC stated that they were removing both Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as live political event anchors, and replacing them with David Gregory, due to growing criticism that they were "too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign add something

 

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" add something

 

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


2009

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 add something

 

In 2009, Verizon petitioned the FCC with a formal "program-access complaint" to terminate the deal add something

 

Peter DeFazio - DeFazio made headlines in mid-November 2009 when he suggested in an interview with liberal MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz that President Obama should fire Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers.

 

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.

 

Melissa Stark - She hosted MSNBC's coverage of the 2009 Super Bowl

 

Shortly thereafter, Major League Baseball firmed up a long-term lease of the former MSNBC building to become the home studios of MLB Network, which launched from the facility on January 1, 2009 add something

 

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

 

On June 29, 2009, MSNBC officially launched a new graphic scheme co-created by Adam Gault Studios and Carlo Vega, whereby a newly redesigned MSNBC logo, current program title, time, stock market index numbers and "live" bug were moved to the top of the screen, leaving the lower thirds to be used by the news ticker, story title and short summary, the last of which is replaced frequently by the name of the guest or correspondent currently being shown add something

 

Jake Tapper - On July 6, 2009, former MSNBC television personality Dan Abrams launched a website service, Mediaite, reporting on media figures

 

Chuck Todd - On July 6, 2009, former MSNBC television personality Dan Abrams launched a website service, Mediaite, reporting on media figures

 

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

 

MSNBC was the last major cable news network to adopt this practice, as Fox News Channel began letterboxing its standard-definition feed in September 2009, with CNN following suit on January 10, 2011 add something

 

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


2010

In the first quarter of 2010, MSNBC beat CNN in primetime and overall ratings, marking the first time doing so since 2001 add something

 

In the third quarter of 2010, MSNBC continued its solid lead over CNN, beating the network in total day for the first time since 2Q 2001 in the key adult demographic add something

 

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

 

Cenk Uygur - In addition to hosting "TYT", Uygur appeared on MSNBC as a political commentator in 2010, later hosting a weeknight commentary show on the channel for nearly six months until being replaced by Al Sharpton

 

Bob Schieffer - Schieffer had a cameo apperance beside Harrison Ford in the 2010 film Morning Glory with CBS News colleague Morley Safer and MSNBC's Chris Matthews

 

Chuck Todd - On January 11, 2010, Todd became co-host, with Savannah Guthrie, of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC, weekday mornings from 9 to 10 a

 

Craig Crawford - Crawford publicly resigned from MSNBC on March 5, 2010

 

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.

 

The channel launched on XM Satellite Radio channel 120 and Sirius Satellite Radio channel 90 on April 12, 2010 add something

 

In June 2010, a documentary airing on MSNBC and hosted by Chris Matthews called "Rise of the New Right" drew significant criticism from conservatives and the Tea Party movement add something

 

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

 

In October 2010, MSNBC began using the tagline "Lean Forward", which was described by some media outlets, including msnbc.com, as the network embracing its politically progressive identity add something

 

In October 2010, it publicly acknowledged this with a marketing campaign it called "Lean Forward" add something

 

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

 

On October 11, 2010, MSNBC unveiled a new televised advertising campaign and slogan called "Lean Forward" add something

 

Cenk Uygur - On October 21, 2010 MSNBC announced that Uygur had been officially hired as a contributor and substitute anchor for the network

 

On November 7, 2010, Olbermann posted a thank you message to supporters via Twitter add something

 

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

 

Cenk Uygur - On December 22, 2010 Uygur interviewed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show"


2011

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.

 

On January 21, 2011, Keith Olbermann announced his departure from MSNBC and the episode would be the final episode of "Countdown" add something

 

Current TV - In April 2011, Olbermann announced that his nightly program would retain the same title from his time at MSNBC

 

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - MSNBC. accessed September 11, 2011

 

Cenk Uygur - Shortly after leaving MSNBC, Uygur secured a show on Current TV that began airing on December 5, 2011


2012

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" add something

 

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

 

In July 2012, after NBCUniversal acquired Microsoft's 50 percent share in MSNBC, it took full ownership of the MSNBC name and both rebranded and redirected msnbc.com to NBCNews.com add something

 

Wegmans - It was profiled as part of "Here Are The Jobs" segment on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" on July 6, 2012

 

The online partnership of msnbc.com ended on July 16, 2012 and the site was rebranded as NBCNews.com add something

 

Joe Klein - In October 2012, Klein was criticized by Glenn Greenwald for revealing on MSNBC's Morning Joe program his advocacy of U.S. drone strikes resulting in the death and mutilation of young children


2013

Further, in September of 2013, MSNBC launched its revamped official website under the tagline, "What Progressives Have Been Waiting For." add something

 

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

 

David Axelrod - It was announced on February 19, 2013, Axelrod joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst

 

Russell Brand - On 18 June 2013 Business Insider wrote about his appearance on the MSNBC program "Morning Joe"

 

Al Jazeera America - On July 21, 2013 the network hired former Fox News and MSNBC veteran David Shuster to host a show during "the evening hours"

 

Further, in September 2013, MSNBC launched its revamped official website under the tagline, "What Progressives Have Been Waiting For." add something

 

On November 15, 2013, Bashir criticized Sarah Palin for comments that she made comparing the Federal debt to slavery add something


2014

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 add something

 

In July 2014, MSNBC.com launched "msnbc2", a brand for several web-only series hosted by MSNBC personalities add something


2015

In June 2015, it was announced that Brian Williams would join MSNBC as breaking news anchor add something


2016

In April 2016, MSNBC launched a campaign of promotional ads with the theme, "in order to know beyond, you have to go beyond add something

 

In July 2016, the network dropped the long running Lockup television series in favor of a new, abridged version of Dateline NBC, known as "Dateline Extra add something

 

In September 2016, MSNBC launched "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams" as a nightly wrap-up for the news of the day and a preview of the following day's headlines add something


2017

In January 2017, MSNBC debuted a new program in the 6 P.M. ET hour entitled "For The Record" add something

 

In March 2017, MSNBC slowly began the process of rebranding as "NBC News" programs add something

 

For the first time in its history, MSNBC reached the first place position in primetime among the major American cable news networks in May 2017 add something

 

The program lasted just over 6 months and was cancelled in late June 2017 add something


2018

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 add something


2019

On May 20, 2019, Ann Coulter criticized the lack transgender hosts on MSNBC, along with putting African American hosts on "low-rated weekend ghetto"- add something