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Sunday mornings are a big time for political shows.  All the major networks have their version, so Ali will have a prime slot for that.  I adore him, and hope he kicks ass.

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I think UP does pretty well in the 8-10 slot so he will probably get that and I'm ok with moving David--I really like him and that late afternoon slot has been kind of all over the place--with them testing newer people on and off--they've also had new people doing the early early slot before UP when Alex doesn't do that and some of them would be ok.   David is going to need to change his pastry tray to sandwiches or something---:)

I would like to see Geoff Bennett or Jonathan Capehart or Zerlina Maxwell get a shot.   I also like Maya Wiley and I'm really surprised they haven't had her cover for someone --usually that is when they are trying someone out--she's on Ari Melber and other shows almost every day--I'd think she would be able to transition to hosting.

Ali getting the teaching job at Wharton is pretty great--and I think his wife lives and works in PA so maybe that is going to allow them to be together more.

This is going to mess up my weekends--usually if I have to go out I wait until Joy is off and go,  Now I'll have to record the afternoon or stay home!

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Who will fill that time slot M-F? Just as long as they don't touch Deadline:White House.  Nicole's guests are mostly outstanding (the Rev & Donnie D are the exception, IMO).

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On 12/20/2019 at 6:48 PM, car54 said:

I also like Maya Wiley and I'm really surprised they haven't had her cover for someone --usually that is when they are trying someone out--she's on Ari Melber and other shows almost every day--I'd think she would be able to transition to hosting.

I agree, she'd be awesome.

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Yasmin Vossoughian and Geoff Bennett have been doing a yeoman's job of holding down the fort on MSNBC over the holidays.   I hope TPTB are taking notice of how well they've done, not just that they put in the hours.  

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No love lost for Chuck Todd.  See ya!  However, I'm not a fan of Nicole Wallace even if she's a "rising star."  Yasmin always looks bored and I'm not a fan of hers either.  She puts me to sleep.

The article also mentions that Stephanie Ruhle will be a business correspondent.  When I first saw her she was on Bloomberg Television and I thought she was good discussing business and economic issues.  Then when she got her own morning show on MSNBC I couldn't stand her and how she interacted with guests.  So it's probably a good thing that she's returning to her wheelhouse and what she's good at. 

 

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Good riddance Chuck Todd. Not a fan of the little man!

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Of course Chuck doesn't want the 9am slot.  It would interfere with his picking football games on the Tony Kornheiser podcast...  

Sometimes I'm glad I have a job so I don't end up watching this stuff all day long.   

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Chuck probably sees that 9 a.m. slot as a step backward, because if I recall correctly, he had that hour with Savannah Guthrie before she went to Today and he went to MTP.   I can't stand him and would be overjoyed if he left the network altogether, as he "threatened".  He's the male version of Andrea Mitchell:  She can't finish a sentence and he can't seem to begin one.  

Count me in the Nicolle camp.   I'd love to see her get a 2 hour show.   She's smart, has government service experience, has a great sense of humor and keeps the conversation flowing.   She even got Steve Schmidt to almost smile once or twice, which is no small feat.

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Adios, Chuck (hand clap!)  I won't miss him or his irritating claps, but not sure re:  adding another hour to Nicolle's show. She has the best/most interesting journalists, IMO. But one hour may be enough (Nicolle's laughter gets carried away a few times during each show--I wish someone would tell her to stop this). Wish her show would switch to 5:00 and put Katy Tur at 4:00. Or (& this just occurred to me) replace Chuck with Katy Tur...yeah!!!!!!   

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I think now would be the perfect time to shake things up at the network.  We are heading into the primaries and election; why keep the status quo if something is not working?  And Chuck Todd, bless him, has never worked for me. I do think he has over-estimated his "star power" a bit. Give Katie Tur the MTP duties - or someone who can think on their feet.  If you are a seasoned professional....it should not be a problem.   AnzeePark...I just read your post - we agree on Katy Tur!  Also, unpopular opinion, but I am not a KC/DC fan.  The above picture of her...are we sure that is her?  It does't look like her but it has been awhile since she has been on.

And yes from a post above....I love Nicole W's show but one hour might be enough.  It is time for a shuffle at the network.  

I didn't know Chuck T did some sports stuff with Tony K...my favorite columnist/ESPN person - from his days at The Washington Post.  

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7 hours ago, car54 said:

Kasie is back

 

Her tweet below that made me smile.
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1 hour ago, Kemper said:

I didn't know Chuck T did some sports stuff with Tony K...my favorite columnist/ESPN person - from his days at The Washington Post. 

TK has a (sorta) daily podcast (in other words, he works whenever he feels like it, which is most days that aren't in the summer).  During football season, he has a few folks drop by weekly to pick games, Chuck being one of them (one of the other ones is Carville, who is practically unintelligible but still funny).  Chuck is kinda amusing on the subject of football.  Maybe he should go into sports full time. 

 

In all honesty, I'm not sure I can fully recommend TK's show anymore as I feel it's a shadow of what it once was.  I still listen, but I've been listening to him on the radio since the mid 90s, so it's a habit. Just warning you if you decide to try to listen. 

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I used to read Kornheiser's columns in the Post, never listened to him on the radio, but I love him on Pardon the Interruption with Wilbon.

Grumpy ol' OK Boomer here:  I don't need to see anymore baby pictures on social media.  All babies are cute and adorable.  I hope the trend ends soon but I doubt it.

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I have it on very good authority that MTP Daily will not be cancelled.  Moved, maybe, but not cancelled.

 

 

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/jitters-at-msnbc-as-brass-eyes-moving-chuck-todd-and-talks-to-shep-smith?ref=home?ref=home

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Starting February 16th Andrew Zimmern, chef and former host of Bizarre Foods, will have a five part series. 

What's Eating America will start with five episodes and could be extended. 

Also, CNN has hired longtime CNBC reporter John Harwood as White House correspondent. 

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Heh—Samantha Bee did her closing segment on how the Iowa caucus night broke Steve Kornacki: 

 

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Wasn't there a guy named Steve King (not that congressman) who used to do a great job with the election graphs and charts?  I miss him.

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Chris Jansing has been getting a lot of midday replacement work for Ruhle and Velshi, in the past couple of weeks.  And two hours today, also filling in on Velshi’s solo hour.  Always glad to see her.  

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Shep Smith on MSNBC? That's a mistake. The head honchos at NBC/MSNBC keep trying to move over ex-Fox talent to their network not realizing that the stench of Fox News can't be washed away. How many millions did they lose with Greta Von Sustren and Megyn Kelly? Between that and the increasing number of white Republicans on MSNBC it sure seems like they are trying to turn MSNBC into Fox Lite. 

Also, what will it take to have Brian Williams no longer hosting big nights on MSNBC? He is dumber than a box of rocks and brings down the entire discourse. The entire panel becomes more vapid when he is the anchor.

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