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Sunday, March 9, 2008

MSNBC cancels Tucker Carlson's show

Ha, ha, ha, ha:
Insiders tell TVNewser Tucker Carlson's 6 PM ET show Tucker is getting the axe, but Carlson stays on as a political contributor to all MSNBC shows at least through the 2008 election. The official announcement, expected tomorrow, will include details about who will replace Tucker at 6 PM ET as well as other political programming additions. Sources say the network is going to beef up its schedule with more NBC News talent.

In recent days, Jossip, as well as other blogs, ratcheted up the talk that Tucker would be replaced "for a new project." In its 33-month run, Carlson's show has had two names, four time slots and multiple formats. At 6 PM ET, it builds on its Hardball lead-in on some days, but loses audience on others.
Let's hope the new project isn't a Don Imus Returns simulcast.

Another big change MSNBC could make to improve its lineup is to get rid of all the prison footage it shows after hours and on weekends.

More intelligent programming would be appreciated by those of us who already tune in to MSNBC to watch Keith Olbermann (host of Countdown) and Rachel Maddow (who is a regular contributor and analyst).

Comments:

Blogger 6thSenseScotty said...

Imus was not only one of MSNBC's most influential programs, if you do your homework before you spout, you will also be aware he was the highest rated show in all MSNBCs Dayparts INCLUDING prime time. You would also be aware Orielly hammers Countdown and Olbermann has created a negative downdraft for the network with his far left position. You will never see the presidents, authors, dignitaries, and hard hitters the Level Imus brought to MSNBC on any of thier home baked shows. As for Tucker, he was meant to represent a balance and all they are doing is more cutbacks because CNN and Fox are hammering them.

March 10, 2008 8:20 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Another big change MSNBC could make to improve its lineup is to get rid of all the prison footage it shows after hours and on weekends.

I agree! As far as I'm concerned, MSNBC goes off the air on weekends, giving all the audience to their competitors CNN and FOX. I'd rather see Carlson on the weekend!

March 10, 2008 11:45 AM  

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