MSNBC In Discussions with Ed Schultz for Program

Saturday, March 21, 2009


MSNBC president Phil Griffin confirmed the network is in discussions with syndicated talk radio host Ed Schultz about possibly joining the network on a full-time basis.

Speculation about Mr. Schultz’s future role at MSNBC has focused on two time slots: 6PM, currently featuring David Shuster’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or 10PM, currently featuring a repeat of Keith Olbermann’s wildly popular Countdown.

Schultz, who bills himself as the “most listened-to progressive radio talk show host in America,” has become a familiar face on MSNBC recently through a series of guest appearances on programs. He recently subbed for Shuster on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, an appearance many cable news watchers saw as an audition for a program of his own.

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8 Responses to MSNBC In Discussions with Ed Schultz for Program

  1. DMason says:

    I think Ed Schultz would be a perfect fit for MSNBC at either 6 p.m. or 10 p.m. But then what becomes of the always excellent David Shuster? He is funny and bright and I like having an out gay man in the air.

  2. Rachel says:

    How about putting Shuster on at 7? Where is it written that Tweety needs to be on twice? I agree that Schultz would be a welcome addition at MSNBC. He is tough and doesn’t suffer the idiot Republicans.

  3. Brigadoon says:

    I’m just glad MSNBC isn’t pulling a New York Times and giving a winger a job like the Times did with the dreadful Bill Kristol. MSNBC needs to be true to their product and that means no wingers or Republican apologists. There are enough of them on Faux News and CNN.

  4. R.J. says:

    I’d love to see Big Ed get his own program. He’s not hardcore left, but he’s worth a listen.

  5. MacDaddy says:

    I like Schulz. He’s down-to-earth and genuine. And he has a good sense of how America is feeling about things. I’d watch him.

  6. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    I like Ed Schultz.

    He’s a man’s man and not willing to kowtow to GOP assholes like George Bush, Dick Cheney or Karl Rove. Plus, he’s informed. Good. Choice. MSNBC.

  7. JollyRoger says:

    YES! Big Eddie on TV would kick ASS!

    Thom Hartmann will get your head. Randi Rhodes will get your heart. Big Eddie does a damn good job of aiming for both.

  8. Woodcliffe says:

    Schultz was a vocal and fearless critic of George Bush at a time when people in the media were bowing before him like he was a King or dictator.

    MSNBC and its audience would be well served by the addition of Ed Schultz to their line-up.

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