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MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas, and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.

The network said Tuesday the interlude on its Way Too Early show Monday featuring correspondent Louis Burgdorf and host Thomas Roberts wasn’t intended to be disrespectful. The show apologized online and will express its regret Wednesday on the air.

Hugo Balta… Continue reading MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

Alec Baldwin is in advanced discussions to host a weekly primetime show on MSNBC, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. As reported by Mediaite, Baldwin would get the 10 p.m. slot on Fridays. Baldwin, who’s had a long, fruitful relationship with NBC that extends to his seven seasons on 30 Rock and multiple appearances on Saturday Night Live, would seem like an ideal addition to MSNBC’s progressive… Continue reading Alec Baldwin in talks to host MSNBC show

MSNBC will air a documentary about Conrad Murray this Thursday that features an interview with the doctor who was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter. The interview for Michael Jackson and The Doctor: A Fatal Friendship was conducted in November 2009, prior to Murray being charged.

October Films, which produced the documentary, filmed Murray throughout the subsequent two years and continued to record him during the trial.

UK Broadcaster Steve Hewlett conducted… Continue reading MSNBC to air Conrad Murray documentary

Cenk-Uygur-Young-Turks.jpgAfter a six-month tryout as host of “MSNBC Live” in the 6 p.m. ET time slot, left empty when the cable newser fired Keith Olbermann in January, Cenk Uygur of the online politics and news commentary show “The Young Turks” announced on Wednesday, July 20, that he had left MSNBC.

In a video posted… Continue reading 'The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Out at MSNBC but still online

Is Alec Baldwin the next face of MSNBC? Execs at the left-leaning cable network have reportedly expressed interest in signing lifelong liberal Alec Baldwin — the Emmy-winning star of NBC’s 30 Rock — to a deal to host his own political talk show on the cable network, replacing controversial commentator Keith Olbermann, who abruptly announced […] Continue reading Alec Baldwin To Replace Keith Olbermann On MSNBC?