September 10, 2008
Here's some "Breaking News" from MSNBC: The cable news channel has dumped two of its high-profile yakkers - Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews - from the anchor seats of its political coverage. David Gregory, a legitimate news broadcaster, will lead the political coverage going forward. Liberal bloggers are upset by the move, arguing that MSNBC caved in to pressure from John McCain's campaign and the right wing. Criticizing the media has been a cheap but effective tool by the McCain camp - but on this score MSNBC has no one to blame but itself.
March 27, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Thirty minutes northwest of Capitol Hill, past the foreign embassies and American University, is the NBC News bureau that's the home of Hardball anchor Chris Matthews, now an employee of the rebooted Comcast Corp. - a newer, flashier, more ratings-driven cable giant. One day last week, Japan was in the headlines with its post-tsunami nuclear crisis, and Sarah Palin was visiting Israel. "What phony baloney," MSNBC host Matthews cracked during his afternoon editorial meeting about the former Alaska governor's trip.
November 28, 2013 |
MSNBC crushes Alec Baldwin Depending on how you spin it, embattled New Yorker and MSNBC talk-show host Alec Baldwin either was fired by the cabler for his recent homophobic slur . . . or his show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin , was canceled due to low ratings. The New York Post said on Tuesday that Baldwin was sacked. The actor's rep took issue with the report. "The show is not coming back," said the rep, who then implied it was Baldwin's decision all along. He "had questions on whether he wanted to continue," the rep said.
June 5, 2011
Mayor Nutter will occupy the ultimate public stage this week - a national television program - as he hunts for a way out of the Philadelphia School District's fiscal morass. With the district in a $629 million hole, the mayor is scheduled to appear Wednesday on MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews as part of the program's special focus on - what else? - "education challenges and solutions. " He won't be the only Nutter on the program. The mayor's wife, Lisa, who is president of an organization that creates job-readiness programs in city high schools, is expected to join him. It's all a part of what NBC News has tagged the "Education Nation On-the-Road" show, with the limelight this week shining on Philadelphia on Today and the NBC Nightly News . Events include a teacher town hall Sunday at the National Constitution Center.
January 22, 2011 |
The final broadcast of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" aired Friday night as MSNBC and Olbermann announced they would part ways. The news appeared abruptly and comes just two months after MSNBC's highest-rated host was suspended for two days following reports that he gave donations to a Democratic political candidate, which violated the company's ethics policies for news employees. Neither Olbermann nor MSNBC gave much of an explanation for the departure. In a statement, MSNBC said: "MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract.
July 22, 2016 |
Chris Matthews looks, at first, drained of the frenetic energy that sparks so much friction on his MSNBC show, Hardball . Slouching on a small couch in a tiny office at NBC's New York headquarters, his striped tie pulled down from the collar of his blue Oxford shirt, Matthews looks like a 70-year-old Catholic schoolboy, bored with class until his favorite topic comes up. For Matthews - a Philadelphia native, 1974 candidate for a local U.S....
October 5, 1998 |
On the eve of the House Judiciary Committee's convening to consider starting the impeachment process, a handpicked group of Philadelphians gathered in Memorial Hall to sharpen their barbs, polish their sound bites, and sound off on the topic, live on the cable news channel MSNBC. Forty city residents - lawyers and professors, students and community leaders, priests and playwrights, homemakers and teachers - sat in folding chairs under white-hot lights, in front of roving cameras, and told MSNBC hosts Jack Ford and Jodi Applegate, and panelists including Congressman Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.)
December 9, 1998 |
It was evident that Tim Russert and I were trying to out-gravitas each other, and just as evident that he was winning. It was Jan. 21, and Russert, host of "Meet the Press," was at the calm center of the hurricane that was a new story involving President Clinton and someone named Monica Lewinsky. "One of best friends told me today, 'If this is true, he has to get out of town,' " said Russert, more in sorrow than in anger. I looked as worried as I could - as newscasterly, as stricken.
February 27, 1998 |
"This is an MSNBC special: White House in Crisis - Day 38. Here's Keith Overhyper. " "Good evening. Just when you thought we'd hit a lull in the Monica Lewinsky affair, two explosive developments. Presidential spokesman Mike McCurry says the President now admits to having nodded to Monica Lewinsky in the hallway, perhaps several times. Meanwhile, before the grand jury, a former White House aide confesses that the President once called her at home, but claims nonetheless that she did not have sex with him. Plus, George Stephanopoulos tells Sam and Cokie that the White House social secretary has lost confidence in the President.
October 30, 2007 |
Philadelphia hasn't exactly been ground zero for the presidential campaign so far this year. But it will be tonight. The occasion is a nationally-televised Democratic presidential debate, and all eight of the party candidates will be in town. Seven of the candidates will be participating in the debate, which will be take place in the Main Building Auditorium at Drexel University and will be aired by MSNBC, starting at 9 p.m. The eighth candidate, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, is planning his own event at the World Cafe Live.