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MSNBC ANNOUNCES LIVE COVERAGE FROM CLEVELAND FOR THE FIRST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Newsmaker Reactions and Expert Analysis on Special Editions of “Andrea Mitchell Reports”, “Hardball” and “Morning Joe”
NEW YORK, NY- August 4, 2015- MSNBC announced today coverage plans for the first Republican Presidential Debate live from Cleveland on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7. On Thursday, MSNBC will be live from East Fourth Street in downtown Cleveland. Andrea Mitchell will host “Andrea Mitchell Reports” (12-1 p.m. ET) and Steve Kornacki will host “MSNBC Live” (4-5 p.m. ET). Then, Chris Matthews will preview the night’s debate with a special two-hour edition of “Hardball” (7-9 p.m. ET) and host a live post-debate “Hardball” (11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET). On Friday morning, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will be live from Flannery’s Pub to break down the key debate moments for a special broadcast of “Morning Joe” (6-9 a.m. ET). MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, Jane Timm and Beth Fouhy will also contribute live reports from Cleveland on Thursday and Friday.
Guests will include Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press”; Michael Steele, Former RNC Chairman and MSNBC Political Analyst; Steve Schmidt, MSNBC Political Contributor and Republican Strategist; Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post and MSNBC Political Analyst; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Robert Costa, The Washington Post; Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post; Jeremy Peters, The New York Times; columnist Connie Schultz and more.
From New York, MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren will host a show live on MSNBC.com’s Shift during the debate at 10 p.m. ET and MSNBC political reporter Benjy Sarlin will be live in Atlanta for an official RedState Watch Party.
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