MSNBC to Re-Air Halperin/Heilmann Bloomberg Show…

CNN’s Brian Stelter writes that MSNBC is going to announce that it will indeed re-air Mark Halperin and John Heilmann’s Bloomberg TV show…

Replacing a fiery liberal talk show host like Sharpton with the insidery duo of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann is a statement by Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, about his vision for the cable news channel.

Lack is in the process of remaking the channel, seemingly away from partisan opinion and toward political news.

Oh, it’s a statement alright. Just not the statement Stelter is suggesting…

7 Responses to “MSNBC to Re-Air Halperin/Heilmann Bloomberg Show…”

  1. “Oh, it’s a statement alright. Just not the statement Stelter is suggesting…”

    ^^As i said in your earlier post on this subject; I’m OK with this move. IMO It’s a step up from MSNBC live and a big step up from Sharpton.

    I also think two comments on Stelter’s post are way off base.

    1) “MSNBC already has it’s own political talk show, Chuck Todd’s ‘MTP Daily’ at 5 pm.; ‘With All Due Respect’ is a competitor.”

    ^^Not really. It would have to be on at the same time to be a competitor. It’s no more a competitor to ‘MTP Daily’ than it is to ‘Hardball’. It’s more of a complimentary program.

    2) “And Bloomberg TV as a whole is a competitor to MSNBC’s sister business news channel CNBC.”

    ^^So what? If anything Bloomberg should be the one with it’s nose out of joint. I’m just not buying MSNBC staff being outraged by this move. They are probably just happy they still have a job.

  2. Great, another hour of talking about how great Donald Trump is on cable news. I’ll pass.

  3. Not really. It would have to be on at the same time to be a competitor. It’s no more a competitor to ‘MTP Daily’ than it is to ‘Hardball’. It’s more of a complimentary program.

    No it is a competitor and here’s why. Booking. Say someone books themselves for WADR. They’re going to be less likely to book themselves on Todd’s show if they know their earlier appearance on WADR will follow it.

  4. “No it is a competitor and here’s why. Booking. Say someone books themselves for WADR. They’re going to be less likely to book themselves on Todd’s show if they know their earlier appearance on WADR will follow it.”

    ^^Seriously that’s a really weak argument Spud. You could make the same point about practically every adjacent show on MSNBC, CNN or FNC.

    And there is no shortage of political pundits, experts or reporters available on cable news. If one is booked on one show you just get someone else. The number of star pundits/reporters/experts who are irreplaceable on cable news can be listed on one hand – and you’d have fingers left over.

    As well many if not most pundits/experts/reporters are pretty much exclusive to the network they currently appear on; either by contract or habit. Bloomberg TV pundits are unlikely to be regulars on MSNBC.

  5. savefarris Says:

    The optics of it alone (Tonight in PrimeTime … Someone else’s re-runs!) make MSNBC a laughing stock.

  6. Changing the subject…. RE: Ed Schultz

    Any predictions re: Ed Schultz’s new endeavor? He announced he today on his daily podcast show, he and wife just made a move to Washington D.C. Big Ed is going to make his announcement very soon. Any comments?

  7. Have not watched their show as of yet, but caught the last few minutes last evening.

    Very Strange putting Halprin in a new show since Halprin was chastized from MSNBC when called President Obama a very nasty name a few years back ,then was put out to pasture for a little while.

    What is wrong with MSNBC? Will these two men make it? I don’t think so.
    Have always been a faithful fan of MSNBC, but slowly people are breaking away so I have read.

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