|Launched||July 15, 1996|
|Owned by||NBC Universal, Microsoft|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||"The Place for Politics"|
"America's Fastest Growing News Channel"
"A Fuller Spectrum of News"
|Broadcast area||United States|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Available on most cable systems||Channels vary|
|IPTV over ADSL|
|TELUS TV (Canada)||Channel 97|
MSNBC is a 24-hour cable news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode The i, which is sometimes uppercase stands for Interlaced, the 480 for a vertical frame resolution The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Phonology North American English regional phonology In many ways compared to English English, North American English is conservative in its Phonology. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The City of New York DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television Star Choice is a Direct broadcast satellite Television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by Cable TV operator Shaw Communications IPTV ( Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a Digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure which Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line ( ADSL) is a form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over Copper Telephone Telus ( TSX: T TA NYSE: TU is a national Telecommunications company in Canada that provides a wide range of communications products and Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Its name is a combination of Microsoft Network and NBC. MSN (The M icro' s' oft N etwork is a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's
A separate company, msnbc.com, is the news website for the NBC News family, featuring original stories and video as well as content from NBC News and partners such as The New York Times, Newsweek and The Washington Post. Msnbccom is the most-visited online news organization in the U Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D 
Two partnerships with the name MSNBC were founded in 1996 by Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, which is now NBC Universal. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Although Microsoft and NBC shared operations of MSNBC cable at its founding, it was announced on December 23, 2005, that NBC Universal would purchase a majority stake in the television network, which left Microsoft with 18%. The two companies remain 50-50 partners in msnbc. com. MSNBC, like sister channel CNBC, shares the NBC logo of a rainbow peacock. CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and The NBC television network has used numerous logos at various times since the 1940s its familiar Peacock design originally introduced for color broadcasts in the A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of Light to appear in the Sky when the Sun The term peafowl refers to Gallinaceous Birds classified within the genera Rheinardia Argusianus Afropavoand Pavo
Microsoft invested $220 million for a 50% share of the cable network, while MSNBC and Microsoft would share the cost of a $200 million newsroom based in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, According to the Washington State Office of Financial Management's April 1 2008 estimate the city has a population NBC supplied the space with an 18 month old America's Talking network. America's Talking, a cable television channel created by NBC and spun off from CNBC, was launched on July 4, 1994. Roger Ailes, then president of America's Talking, was passed over when NBC executives were looking for someone to run their new cable news operation. Roger Eugene Ailes (born May 15, 1940) is the president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. Ailes subsequently joined News Corporation as president of the newly-formed CNN rival, Fox News Channel. News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation 
MSNBC was launched on July 15, 1996. The first show, which was anchored by Jodi Applegate, broadcast a lineup of news, interviews, and opinions. Jodi Applegate (born May 2, 1964 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is an American News anchor.  During the day, rolling news coverage continued with The Contributors, a show that featured Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, as well as interactive programming coordinated by Applegate, John Gibson, and John Seigenthaler, Jr. Stories were generally longer and more detailed than the stories running on CNN at the time. Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8 1961 is an American Political commentator, Syndicated columnist, and best-selling Author. Laura Anne Ingraham (born June 19, 1964) is an American radio host, Author, and conservative political commentator John David Gibson (born July 25, 1946) is an American Conservative radio talk show host John Michael Seigenthaler (ˈsiːgɛnˌθɔːlɚborn December 21, 1955) is an American former news anchor and correspondent 
MSNBC originally demonstrated the interactive value of the internet. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks The network's first slogan was It's Time to Get Connected, and e-mail addresses and phone numbers were displayed regularly. 
Primetime featured an hour-long interview program called Internight (which showcased the stars of NBC News), followed by the network's flagship newscast, The News with Brian Williams, and The Site, a show about the internet and computers co-hosted by Soledad O'Brien and a computer-generated character played by Leo Laporte. The News with Brian Williams, which debuted on July 15, 1996 (the day MSNBC first signed on the air was the former flagship signature news broadcast on The Site, hosted by Soledad O'Brien, was an hour-long TV program devoted to the Internet revolution María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien (born September 19, 1966 in St Leo Gordon Laporte (born November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York) is an American Technology broadcaster and  The first Internight included an interview with President Bill Clinton, who took questions from callers and e-mailers. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States  Other shows that made use of the internet included News Chat featuring Mary Kathleen Flynn, and a look into the past with Time & Again, anchored by Jane Pauley. Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis Indiana) is an American Television Journalist, and has been Black Entertainment Television host Ed Gordon also contributed to the new network by hosting the Saturday version of Internight. Edward "Ed" Lansing Gordon Jr ( July 1 1908 &ndash September 5, 1971) was an American athlete who competed mainly
The start was a bit bumpy due to a series of changes in management and continuing internal squabbles over the direction of the network. Some NBC affiliates were concerned that cross-promotion would divert viewers from their own programs, although that fear abated.  However, MSNBC was often first to break news. It broke the story of the crash of TWA Flight 800 eight minutes before CNN, ushering in an era of hypercompetitiveness between the news channels that continues today. Trans World Airlines (TWA Flight 800 was a scheduled international passenger flight from John F 
MSNBC signed a simulcast agreement with Infinity Broadcasting station WFAN to carry the Imus in the Morning radio show, which began on September 2, 1996. This article is about the radio group for the radio network see CBS Radio Network. WFAN (660 AM) also known as "Sports Radio 66" or "The FAN", is a Radio station in New York City. Imus in the Morning is an American radio show hosted by Don Imus on ABC Radio Networks and Simulcast on RFD-TV Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)  In November 1996, the network moved to new studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. Secaucus is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 15931 
The network's goal of attracting a younger, tech-savvy audience failed to materialize. In September 1997, MSNBC laid off 20% of its staff and canceled The Site due to low ratings and the press of a news story (the death of Princess Diana), causing howls of protest from its viewers, many of whom considered O'Brien a cult figure. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of Pop culture.  The network began moving away from its internet roots and began covering fashion and celebrity like its competitors.  In October 1997, Internight was replaced with The Big Show, hosted by Keith Olbermann, in hopes that his irreverent style would spike up ratings. Keith Olbermann (born January 27 1959 is an American Sportscaster, news anchor, and Political commentator.  After its first year, the network had 24,000 households viewing it per night, well short of the 578,000 of CNN and the 30,000 of Fox News (which was four months younger than MSNBC)
The MSNBC web site remained relatively successful, becoming the most-used online news site in 1997, 1998, and 1999.  MSNBC significantly increased during the impeachment of Bill Clinton, following a new "covering the Big Story" format that provided saturation coverage for the top stories. Former President of the United States Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998 Keith Olbermann left over MSNBC's continuing focus on the impeachment. He returned in 2003 as host of Countdown, currently the network's most popular show. When Olbermann left "The Big Show" he was replaced by John Hockenberry, who achieved some success. John Hockenberry (b June 4, 1956) is an American journalist He has won four Emmy awards and three Peabody Awards Hockenberry accepted Hockenberry's Edgewise program focused on newsmakers and showed off Hockenberry's documentary skills. Ratings began to drop, however, after the impeachment trial was completed. Fox beat MSNBC in numbers of viewers per 24 hours, particularly impressive considering MSNBC's distribution advantage. NBC News stars began shunning the network. Low-rated chat shows such as Watch It, and Equal Time, a Crossfire knockoff, filled out the schedule. crossfire (also known as "interlocking fire" is a military term for the siting of weapons (often automatic weapons such as machine guns so that their arcs of fire overlap  Hockenberry was replaced after six months by a rebroadcast of Hardball from CNBC. Hardball with Chris Matthews is a Talk show on MSNBC broadcast weekdays at 5 and 7 PM hosted by Chris Matthews. CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and 
That show was replaced by Headliners and Legends, a biography program that has been a weekend staple on the network ever since. Also in 1999, the management of MSNBC replaced midday news coverage with a delayed broadcast of NBC News Today called Today on MSNBC and repackaged Dateline NBC stories into MSNBC Investigates, a decision that angered NBC affiliates. On the other hand, 1999 saw a partnership with the Washington Post that permitted more integrated coverage on the web site. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D 
On April 3, 2000, a show named Home Page hosted by three women—Ashleigh Banfield, Gina Gaston, and Mika Brzezinski—began. Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29 1967 in Winnipeg Manitoba) is a Canadian -born journalist currently hosting Gina Gaston (born January 14, 1966) is a television journalist and currently the lead female anchor for KTRK-TV in Houston Texas. Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski (born May 2, 1967) is a television news journalist at MSNBC.  Along with Home Page, MSNBC tried to attract female viewers by signing a deal in February 2001 with Detroit radio station WJR to simulcast the first two hours of The Mitch Albom Show. While the pairing was a ratings winner, both shows would eventually be canceled: Home Page due to sinking ratings; and The Mitch Albom Show due to its frequent preemptions and some disagreements with the MSNBC management.
In 2000, John Gibson, one of the original MSNBC hosts, left the network. His confrontational tenure as the host of the Feedback primetime program foreshadowed his opinion program on the Fox News Channel.  MSNBC continued to repackage NBC News programs (Special Edition and Crime Files), and during the 2000 presidential election cycle, reporters and interviews were cycled constantly between broadcast NBC and the cable news channel. The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican  MSNBC also commissioned original documentaries similar to The Discovery Channel for use as filler on weekends. Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Later in the year, Lester Holt received kudos for his daily coverage of the Florida election controversy, allowing MSNBC to beat Fox News during November 2000. Lester Holt (born March 8, 1959 in Marin County California) is an American Anchor for NBC News ' weekend NBC Nightly 
On October 22, 2007 MSNBC and NBC News launched broadcasts from new studios at NBC's "30 Rock" complex in New York City. After extensive renovations of the associated studios, NBC essentially merged its entire news operation into one building, and all MSNBC broadcasts, as well as the NBC Nightly News program, originate in the new studios. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. MSNBC is also expected to expand West Coast operations, as the network recently announced new studios near the Universal Studios lot, which will assemble all NBC West Coast news operations in one building. MSNBC's Master Control did not make the move to 30 Rock. It remained in the old Secaucus headquarters until it completed its move to the NBC Universal Network Origination Center located inside the CNBC Global Headquarters building in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on December 21, 2007.
By the start of 2001, MSNBC continued to trail both Fox News and CNN. With the success of Fox News Channel, MSNBC tried to emulate the Fox News Channel's emphasis on opinion hosts.  In January 2001, Mike Barnicle got a show on MSNBC, but it was canceled in June 2001 due to high production costs. Michael Barnicle (born 13 October 1943 in Worcester Massachusetts) is an American newspaper writer and has been a newspaper columnist for more  In June, in a sign of continuing trouble of MSNBC, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that he would not have started MSNBC if he knew then what he knows now. Steve Anthony Ballmer (born March 24 1956 is an American Businessman.  After the September 11, 2001 attacks, MSNBC served as an outlet for NBC News to provide up-to-the-minute coverage, in contrast to broadcast NBC's longer stories. CNBC and CNBC Europe, with little financial news to report, ran MSNBC for many hours of the day following the attacks. The year also boosted the profile of Ashleigh Banfield, who had escaped injury while covering the World Trade Center on September 11. Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29 1967 in Winnipeg Manitoba) is a Canadian -born journalist currently hosting Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Her Region In Conflict program capitalized on her newfound celebrity and showcased exclusive interviews from Afghanistan. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت,
In 2002, MSNBC's focus continued on opinion journalism and low ratings. MSNBC scored up to triple the usual ratings during the 2002 Winter Olympics, airing several events, but this success was not due to news programming. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002  Alan Keyes is Making Sense debuted in January, featuring the conservative one-time candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination. Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7 1950  MSNBC rebranded itself as America's NewsChannel, with a patriotic theme proclaiming MSNBC to be fiercely independent.  Jerry Nachman joined MSNBC as its editor-in-chief and host of a news analysis program in May, and liberal talk-show pioneer Phil Donahue began hosting an evening talk show in July. Jerome A "Jerry" Nachman ( February 24, 1946 – January 19, 2004) born in Brooklyn and raised in Pittsburgh Phillip John "Phil" Donahue (born December 21, 1935 in Cleveland Ohio) is an American media personality and Writer, best known as  The News with Brian Williams was moved to CNBC, leaving MSNBC with primarily opinion shows in the evening. CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and In the afternoon, the cable network replaced rolling news coverage with talk shows featuring Curtis Sliwa, Ron Kuby, Bill Press, and Pat Buchanan. Curtis Sliwa (born March 26, 1954 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York) is an anti-crime activist founder of the Guardian Angels Ronald L Kuby (born July 31, 1956 in Cleveland Ohio) is a criminal defense and Civil rights lawyer, radio talk show host and TV Bill Press (born 1940 is a Political commentator for Fox News and author Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2 1938 is an American Political commentator, Author, syndicated Columnist 
The experiment did not last long. Keyes was gone by July. Sliwa and Kuby were removed in October, and Nachman's show was moved in October. Donahue's ratings plummeted, from 660,000 households in his first week to just 136,000 households in his sixth week, a drop of 80%.  The network was regularly beaten in the ratings by CNN Headline News. Headline News is a Spin-off network from the original Cable News Network ( CNN) television news network in the United States. Overall, ratings dropped 36% from the previous year.  MSNBC publicly proclaimed support for Donahue and moved some shows to try to stabilize his ratings, helping to increase his viewership to 446,000 households.  Donahue himself claimed that MSNBC was trying to "out-fox" Fox by removing him and adding conservative Joe Scarborough to the lineup. Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough (born April 9 1963) is an American cable news host and former Politician.  Donahue's time slot was replaced by Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
In March 2003, MSNBC featured a weekend show hosted by conservative radio host Michael Savage. Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31 1942 in New York City) better known by his Savage snapped at a prank caller on his show, calling him a "pig" and a "sodomite," telling him that he "should get AIDS and die," and to "go eat a sausage and choke on it. " Savage was immediately fired. 
On December 23, 2005, it was announced that NBC Universal would acquire an additional 32% share of the television network from Microsoft, solidifying its control over television operations and allowing NBC to further consolidate MSNBC's backroom operations with NBC News and its other cable properties. MSNBC. com would continue to be 50% owned by both NBC and Microsoft, and its operations would be largely unaffected. NBC would have the option to buy the remaining 18% share from Microsoft after two years. Rumors circulated that the cable network would eventually be rebranded as NBC News Channel, a name currently used for the network's news service to NBC affiliates.
In June of 2006, Don Kaplan of the New York Post (owned by News Corporation, which also owns Fox News Channel) wrote a column titled "Do We Need MSNBC?" Addressing MSNBC'S low ratings, Kaplan quoted CNN co-founder Reese Schoenfeld, who said that "[e]verybody compares MSNBC to Fox and CNN — when its real competition is Headline News". The New York Post is the 13th-oldest Newspaper published in the United States and generally acknowledged as the oldest to have been published continually News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Headline News is a Spin-off network from the original Cable News Network ( CNN) television news network in the United States. Schoenfeld pointed out that the ratings for MSNBC and Headline News are roughly the same, about 300,000 viewers on average and that "by comparison, Fox and CNN regularly average three or four times as many viewers. " In the column Kaplan remarked that "the running joke in TV news is Fox and CNN are news channels with websites, but MSNBC is a website with a cable channel". A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages 
On June 7, 2006, Rick Kaplan resigned as president of MSNBC, after holding the post for two years.  Following the announcement, it was announced on June 12, 2006, that Dan Abrams, a nine-year veteran of MSNBC and NBC News, had been named General Manager of the NBC News 24-hour cable news channel, effective immediately. Dan Abrams (born May 20 1966 is the Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC News, an anchor and legal analyst for MSNBC, and a substitute anchor on NBC NBC News Senior Vice President Phil Griffin would oversee MSNBC. Griffin would also continue to oversee NBC News’ Today, and Abrams would report to Griffin.
On June 29, 2006, Abrams announced a revamp to MSNBC's early-primetime and primetime schedule. On July 10, Tucker (formerly The Situation with Tucker Carlson) started airing at 4 p. TUCKER was a Television program on MSNBC, hosted by Tucker Carlson. m. and 6 p. m. ET (taking over Abrams' old timeslot), while Rita Cosby's Live & Direct was taken off the schedule. Rita Cosby Live and Direct was a News / talk program which aired nightly on MSNBC. Cosby was instead given the role of primary anchor for MSNBC Investigates at 10 and 11 p. m. ET, a new program that took over Cosby and Carlson's timeslots. According to the press release, MSNBC Investigates promised to ". . . complement MSNBC's existing programming by building on [the network's] library of award winning documentaries. " . The move to taped programming during 10 and 11 p. m. was likely a result of the success that the network saw with their Friday "experiment" of replacing all primetime programming with taped specials.
On October 22, 2007 MSNBC moved to its new headquarters in New York City at the newly renovated 3rd and 4th floors of 30 Rock. The GE Building is an Art Deco Skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.  Studio 3A debuted that morning when MSNBC's Morning Joe opened its broadcast from the studio at 6 a. m. ET. MSNBC continued to broadcast from Studio 3A throughout the day, including Live with Dan Abrams in primetime. Verdict with Dan Abrams was a Newscast on MSNBC, hosted by former MSNBC General manager Dan Abrams. Countdown with Keith Olbermann broadcast live at 8 p. Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight m. from the 2nd floor of studio 1A. At 6:30 p. m. ET, Brian Williams unveiled the renovated Studio 3C on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. More than 12. 5 hours of live television across NBC News and MSNBC originate from the two studios daily.
On September 24, 2007 Abrams announced that he would leave the position of General Manager to focus on his 9:00 p. m. ET talk show, "Live With Dan Abrams". Oversight of MSNBC is now provided by Phil Griffin, a senior vice president at NBC. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's 
As a result of a carriage agreement, MSNBC is currently not available to Verizon Fios TV subscribers in Verizon's Northern New Jersey grouping as well as areas in New York City. Verizon FiOS, sometimes simply FiOS which stands for " Fi ber O ptic S ervice", is an Internet telephone and TV service that is presently North Jersey is a name for the northern part of the US State of New Jersey, which is sandwiched between two important cities New York City (which North The City of New York The reason for the lack of availability is an exclusive carriage agreement that MSNBC entered into with Cablevision, which services the areas in question.  The terms of the agreement (i. e. when the exclusive agreement expires) are unknown. If Verizon's subscriptions rise, MSNBC will be increasingly unavailable in one of the largest markets in the United States unless viewers subscribe to a second provider (either Cablevision or one of the satellite TV providers). Cablevision Systems Corporation ( is an American Cable television company Satellite television is Television delivered by the means of Communications satellites as compared to conventional Terrestrial television and Cable
MSNBC is shown only in the United States, Canada, parts of Latin America & Africa (see below). In 2001, a Canadian version—MSNBC Canada—was developed; however, it was soon discontinued in 2004, and the American version began airing in Canada. MSNBC Canada is a now defunct Canadian category 2 Digital cable Specialty channel.
In Southern Africa, MSNBC is distributed free-to-air on satellite on Free2View TV as MSNBC Africa, a joint venture between Great Media Limited and MSNBC. In Southern African countries MSNBC is distributed free-to-air on satellite on Free2View TV as MSNBC Africa a joint venture between Great Media Limited and MSNBC Free2View airs MSNBC's programming from 4 p. m. to 12 a. m. ET in a block that repeats twice (live for the first airing), with local weather forecasts from Weather Plus.  Botswana's national television broadcaster, BTV, also provides an un-edited broadcast of MSNBC (including advertisements) after their scheduled programming each evening. BTV is available within Botswana, as well as to Southern Africa viewers on DStv. Digital Satellite Television (also known as DStv) is MultiChoice 's multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995
In Asia and Europe, MSNBC is not shown on a channel of its own. However, MSNBC is shown for a few hours a day on the 24 hour news network Orbit News in Europe and the Middle East. Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering American news programming to viewers abroad primarily geared towards an Arab audience During breaking news MSNBC is also shown occasionally on affiliate network CNBC Europe. CNBC Europe is a Business and financial news Television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC.  In the UK, during major US breaking news, the now-closed ITV News Channel (ITN) occasionally showed MSNBC; some of MSNBC's reports appeared in ITV News bulletins. The ITV News Channel was a 24 hour Television News channel in the United Kingdom which broadcast from 2000 to 2005.
In Turkey, NTV-MSNBC is the news network of the Turkish broadcaster NTV Turkey. NTV Turkey is a Turkish nationwide Television news channel NTV was founded in 1996 and has partnered with MSNBC since May 2000 The network is a joint partnership between the two, although very little Turkish content makes its way onto English MSNBC. English content on MSNBC is translated to Turkish. 
Msnbc. Msnbccom is the most-visited online news organization in the U com, is the online news outlet for the NBC News family, including network shows such as Today, NBC Nightly News, and Dateline NBC, as well as MSNBC TV. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a US weekly television Newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABC 's In addition to NBC News content and material produced by the site's own staff, MSNBC. com also hosts articles and features from several partners, including The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.
The web site is developed in Redmond, Washington, on the Microsoft campus and news content is produced out of newsrooms in Redmond, New York, and London. Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, According to the Washington State Office of Financial Management's April 1 2008 estimate the city has a population It is the news provider for MSN, the portal site and online service operated by Microsoft, but it is editorially and financially separate.
Msnbc. com is currently in a fierce battle with CNN. com for the position of top online U. S. news site.
On April 2, 2007, MSNBC. com launched a new logo and a new slogan, "A Fuller Spectrum of News. "
MSNBC has received criticism from various groups and individuals for its programming and journalistic ethics. Jeff Ranieri (born in 1978 is a meteorologist for NBC Weather Plus, who regularly presents weather on other NBC networks Milissa Rehberger joined the 24-hour cable news channel MSNBC in December 2003 as a freelance anchor and Reporter John Ridley is an American film director actor and writer Ridley got his start as a Stand-up comedian. Amy Robach (born 1973 in Michigan) is an Anchor and Correspondent at NBC and formerly at sister network MSNBC. Eugene H Robinson (born 1955) is a newspaper columnist and assistant managing editor for The Washington Post. Fred Roggin is the sports anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles California. Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker Jr (born August 20 1954 is an American television broadcaster best known as the weather anchor for NBC 's Today Kerry Sanders is a correspondent for NBC News. He worked as a general news reporter for a number of Florida television stations including WTLV in Jacksonville Fl WINK in Ft Martin Savidge is an Edward R Murrow and Emmy Award -winning American television news correspondent for NBC News. Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough (born April 9 1963) is an American cable news host and former Politician. John Michael Seigenthaler (ˈsiːgɛnˌθɔːlɚborn December 21, 1955) is an American former news anchor and correspondent Bill Seward is an award-winning member of the staff at KNBC-TV anchoring the Channel 4 News, with additional appearances on MSNBC CNBC and “Early Today” on NBC Janet Shamlian is a national correspondent for NBC News and appears on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC. David Martin Shuster (born 1967 is an Emmy award winning American journalist for NBC News and MSNBC. Nancy L Snyderman is an American physician and broadcaster She is currently the chief medical editor for NBC News, and frequently appears on NBC's Today Show Alison Stewart (born July 4 1966 in Glen Ridge New Jersey) is an American radio and television journalist Anne Thompson is a film columnist at Variety and deputy editor of Variety Meredith Louise Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an American Journalist, Television personality, and Game show host Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent based in Washington D Alex Witt, born April 9 1964 in Los Angeles, California US, is an anchor for MSNBC Jenna Wolfe (born in 1974 in Jamaica) is an American journalist John Yang (born February 10, 1958) is an American Peabody Award -winning television News correspondent, Commentator Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Critics have accused the network of allegedly promoting both a liberal and a conservative agenda.
The Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, has criticized the network for having a left-wing bias in its reporting. The Media Research Center (MRC is a conservative Content analysis organization based in Alexandria Virginia, founded in 1987 by L Conservatism in the United States includes a variety of political ideologies including Fiscal conservatism, Supply-side economics, Social conservatism MRC points to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Live with Dan Abrams programs most frequently as examples of alleged liberal bias on MSNBC. Countdown with Keith Olbermann is an hour-long weeknight Hardball with Chris Matthews is a Talk show on MSNBC broadcast weekdays at 5 and 7 PM hosted by Chris Matthews. Verdict with Dan Abrams was a Newscast on MSNBC, hosted by former MSNBC General manager Dan Abrams.
Keith Olbermann is especially cited by MRC, as he is well-known for his criticisms of President Bush and the Republican Party. Keith Olbermann (born January 27 1959 is an American Sportscaster, news anchor, and Political commentator. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. He has called on President Bush and Vice President Cheney to resign. The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States.  Olbermann has been given a prominent role on the network, such as conducting post-debate interviews of Republican presidential candidates and leading live coverage of presidential primaries. The 2008 Republican Presidential Debates were political debates before the 2008 Republican Primaries. The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. In the February 2008 issue of Men's Journal magazine, a senior executive at MSNBC stated that Olbermann "runs MSNBC" and that "because of his success, he's in charge" of the network. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally 
Media Matters for America, a self-described progressive media watchdog group, has written that the network "routinely traffics in conservative misinformation and effusively praises John McCain. Media Matters for America (or MMfA) is a 501(c(3 Non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Journalist and Author Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of international social and political philosophies. " Media Matters has criticised several MSNBC shows, such as Tucker and Morning Joe, for having a conservative bias. TUCKER was a Television program on MSNBC, hosted by Tucker Carlson. Morning Joe is a Weekday Morning Talk show on MSNBC, hosted by Joe Scarborough with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski For example, Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe is a former Republican congressman. Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough (born April 9 1963) is an American cable news host and former Politician. Morning Joe is a Weekday Morning Talk show on MSNBC, hosted by Joe Scarborough with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski Tucker 's Tucker Carlson, who previously co-hosted CNN's Crossfire "from the Right," is a well known conservative-leaning libertarian pundit; Carlson's show was canceled in March of 2008, but he remained with the network as a correspondent. TUCKER was a Television program on MSNBC, hosted by Tucker Carlson. Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Crossfire was a current events Debate television program that aired from 1982 to 2005 on CNN. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined Libertarianism is a term used by a broad spectrum of political philosophies which prioritize individual Liberty and seek to minimize or even abolish the  In 2002, the conservative intellectual firebrand, Alan Keyes, hosted Alan Keyes Is Making Sense, which was canceled. Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7 1950 Alan Keyes Is Making Sense was a short-lived news talk show on MSNBC, hosted by conservative commentator Alan Keyes. Media Matters has repeatedly cited MSNBC's Chris Matthews for his alleged conservative bias and even named him "Misnomer of the Year. " 
In 2004, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting wrote that the network´s then-current "prime-time line-up [was] more right-wing than Fox News Channel. Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting ( FAIR) is a progressive Media criticism organization based in New York City, founded in 1986 In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities " FAIR´s Peter Hart stated that "The pattern in cable news is to imitate Fox. But MSNBC is going beyond that-- it wants to outfox Fox by surpassing Fox's partisanship. Viewers deserve diverse opinions from the media, not an uninterrupted stream of right-wing spin. "
In early April 2007, shock jock Don Imus, whose radio show Imus in the Morning was simulcast on MSNBC, made comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Shock Jock was an Australian television comedy series broadcast on TV1. John Donald Imus Jr (born July 23 1940) known simply as Don Imus, is an American radio host, Shock jock, Humorist Imus in the Morning is an American radio show hosted by Don Imus on ABC Radio Networks and Simulcast on RFD-TV Athletic heritage See also History of Rutgers University Rutgers was among the first American institutions to engage in intercollegiate athletics and participated The comments sparked outrage, as many individuals considered the comments to be both racist and sexist. Initially, this resulted in a two-week suspension of Imus' program from MSNBC starting the week of 16 April 2007. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. However on April 11, 2007, two days after this announcement, MSNBC announced that it canceled the simulcast, effective immediately as sponsors started withdrawing their advertisements from the show. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. CBS Radio, who owns both the radio show's flagship station (WFAN in New York) and its syndicator (Westwood One) initially suspended Imus, later announcing they had canceled his show, effective late in the day on April 12, 2007. This article is about the radio group for the radio network see CBS Radio Network. WFAN (660 AM) also known as "Sports Radio 66" or "The FAN", is a Radio station in New York City. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Westwood One ( is an American Radio network. It is based in New York City, and it was previously managed by CBS Radio, the Radio Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Imus, as well as NBC News, has apologised to the Rutgers Basketball team for the remarks.  MSNBC began filling the 6-9 AM slot first with an extended MSNBC Live then with a series of rotating talk hosts which includes Michael Smerconish, Stephanie Miller, Tucker Carlson, Larry Elder, David Gregory, Jim Cramer, and Joe Scarborough. Michael Smerconish (born 1962 is a Philadelphia -based radio host who broadcasts on WPHT 1210 AM from 530 a Stephanie Katherine Miller (born September 29 1961) is an American Comedian and host of The Stephanie Miller Show, a Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder is an African-American radio and television personality David Gregory may refer to David Gregory (mathematician, Scottish mathematician David Gregory (journalist, American journalist at James J "Jim" Cramer (born February 10, 1955) and an occasional contributor to Time magazine Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough (born April 9 1963) is an American cable news host and former Politician. Scarborough's program, dubbed Morning Joe, had aired consistently since late May, and became the network's permanent replacement for Imus in the Morning. Morning Joe is a Weekday Morning Talk show on MSNBC, hosted by Joe Scarborough with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski
In April 2007, NBC News and MSNBC received heavy criticism for airing pictures and videos sent to them by Cho Seung-Hui, the man who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech. Seung-Hui Cho (January 18 1984 &ndash April 16 2007 was a South Korean student at Virginia Tech who committed Mass murder of 32 people and wounded 25 The Virginia Tech massacre was a School shooting consisting of two separate attacks approximately two hours apart on April 16 2007 that took place on the campus of By the next day, NBC news decided against airing the video and pictures sent by Seung-Hui.
The network's first logo, it combines MSN with NBC. MSN (The M icro' s' oft N etwork is a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's
Combining MSN with NBC, this logo still in use as a secondary logo. MSN (The M icro' s' oft N etwork is a collection of Internet services provided by Microsoft. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's
This logo was utilized in the aftermath of 9/11, in the "America's News Channel" phase. From this point on, the "N" in the logo was changed from red to match the rest of the letters' colorations. The peacock is colored with a pattern of the flag of the United States. Flags of the United States The Flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of Red (top and bottom alternating
Before the graphics and logo change, the Doc Block began using this version of the logo. Since August 21, 2006, MSNBC started to use this logo as the network's new official logo. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On April 2, 2007, msnbc. Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. com introduced a logo that deviates from the original font and look previously used since the company's inception.