MSNBC Changes: Update

Mediaite’s Joe Concha has an update on the changes he reported yesterday…

The news comes after another highly-placed source with knowledge close to the situation says while Díaz-Balart may lose an hour off of his current two-hour weekday morning timeslot (The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart) as reported yesterday, he will remain as an anchor in a condensed capacity during weekday mornings. Said capacity will likely be the 10:00 AM-11:00 AM slot that immediately follows the extended version coming for Morning Joe, which–as originally reported here–will run until 10:00 AM.

This makes a lot more sense because yesterday’s story had Tamron Hall taking over 10-11 which made no sense at all given she’s got 9-10 on the Today Show and the logistics of going from there to MSNBC in minutes seemed implausible.

3 Responses to “MSNBC Changes: Update”

  1. Maybe I am in the minority but I want LESS of Morning Joe, not more. That show is one of the least unique shows on MSNBC. I can watch any other major media outlet for the same weak, right and corporately slanted, mushy editorial views pushed forward on this outlet for Scarborough’s poorly thought out mindset. Jose D-B has a sharp crisp show that get the days news quickly understood and fairly explained. If Jose editorializes, it is based in well documented fact, not personal ideology.

    Why MSNBC would truncate Jose Diaz-Balart I cannot understand unless we are to put value to the talk that MSNBC will start to retreat from it’s balanced, well researched, intelligent, and uniquely left slanted editorial programming. If this happens I guess we will have to start crowd funding more programs on the internet to get news not tainted by large corporate, militarily focused, backers.

  2. “he will remain as an anchor in a condensed capacity during weekday mornings.”

    ^^Gee, that’s too bad. I was looking forward to seeing his departure from the network. At least he’s now down to only an hour of sappy shtick.

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