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MSNBC May Drop Live Newscasts
Newsmax.com ^ | 10/04/2006 | Newsmax.com staff

Posted on 10/04/2006 4:35:39 PM PDT by quark

Industry buzz has it that MSNBC, the perennial also-ran in cable news, is considering the prospect of essentially dropping its live-news format and devoting itself entirely to taped, newsmagazine-style programming.

And much of its content could likely be repackaged from NBC News. One indication of the possible move came in July when the network launched a newsmagazine, "MSNBC Investigates,” the industry publication Broadcasting & Cable points out in a recent edition.

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"The unspoken truth in all of this speculation is that there are simply too many all-news networks and only so many people to watch them,” according to Broadcasting & Cable.

"As the owner of a network that’s stuck at the bottom of the cable news heap, NBC Universal has little choice but to make a radical change if it wants to differentiate MSNBC from what the other guys are doing.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cablenews; msnbc
MSNBC has been dead for a long time. Anyone see that corpse, Imus, lately?
1 posted on 10/04/2006 4:35:40 PM PDT by quark
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To: quark

This is going to annoy their viewer.


2 posted on 10/04/2006 4:36:41 PM PDT by dighton
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To: quark

We're MSNBS, we suck differently, not that anybody would notice.


3 posted on 10/04/2006 4:38:21 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Striving to obtain liberal victim status.)
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To: quark

Yes yes....we need 24 hours a day of spittle spewing moonbats like Matthews and Olberwoman


4 posted on 10/04/2006 4:40:07 PM PDT by digger48
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To: quark

Haha - will the intellectually dishonest Matthews be looking for work soon?


5 posted on 10/04/2006 4:40:35 PM PDT by RabidBartender (an ex-fan of the Dixie Chicks)
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To: quark

Go for it. Nobody would notice


6 posted on 10/04/2006 4:40:45 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: dighton

Poor viewer-now he will have to read Algore's book again and again and again...


7 posted on 10/04/2006 4:41:09 PM PDT by unkus
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To: quark

Nobody watches it anyway..who would notice? I mean, except for ten or fifteen really pissed off liberals, mental patients who watch it in the break room and people in doctors offices who cant change channels.


8 posted on 10/04/2006 4:42:54 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Lt. Col. John Dean "Jeff" Cooper, 1920-2006 Rest in peace Jeff..DVC)
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To: RabidBartender

According to Rush Limbaugh it was Chris Matthews who did that interview with Clinton on Foxnews a couple of sundays ago.

Im surprised that after 2 or 3 days of this that Snurdly didnt correct him


9 posted on 10/04/2006 4:43:31 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Armedanddangerous

L O L


10 posted on 10/04/2006 4:43:56 PM PDT by unkus
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To: quark

I'm opposed to this. If I have to watch that homicidal maniac guy in the Kentucky prison one more time I'm gonna scream!


11 posted on 10/04/2006 4:45:19 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Cedric

They have some pretty girls on MSNBC reporting news. Maybe they will get reassigned if this goes through and live news is axed.


12 posted on 10/04/2006 4:47:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: quark

MSNBC doesn't do news and never has, it does advocacy and thanks to John McCain they can advocate 24/7 while you can't.


13 posted on 10/04/2006 4:47:12 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: quark

I thought MSNBC went off the air long long time ago


14 posted on 10/04/2006 4:47:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: quark

The only thing more biased than MSNBC the news station is MSNBC the website. They practically have their entire opening page pasted with "Foley" stories. Can't help wondering if they gave Kennedy's drunk-driving incident anything more than a passing mention? The bias is beyond belief. Of course they are also linked with Newsweek - that bastian of balance (NOT!).


15 posted on 10/04/2006 4:48:36 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: quark
I think about 40 percent more infomercials--particularly male baldness cures and get-rich-quick real estate schemes--is what I like to see more of on MSNBC.
16 posted on 10/04/2006 4:50:23 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: quark

Darn, what will happen to the next Ashleigh Banfield waiting for her break as a sneering haughty beeyotch reading stupid celeb news???


17 posted on 10/04/2006 4:52:30 PM PDT by Benrand (MEATLOAF)
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To: Armedanddangerous
And those of us forced to--AFN (Armed Forces Network) has to split up their news channel programming between FOX, CNN, MSNBC and some network newscasts thrown in.

The worst 2 hours of my day for TV viewing is the block of MSNBC programming, including that bad voiced woman that used to be on Fox. (Forget her name, but she's been eating well since she left, for sure.) Rita....
18 posted on 10/04/2006 4:55:38 PM PDT by tongue-tied (Go Cubs!)
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To: quark
What 'news'?
19 posted on 10/04/2006 4:57:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: tongue-tied

Cosby


20 posted on 10/04/2006 4:58:52 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: Benrand

I knew Breathless Rita was up to no good !


21 posted on 10/04/2006 4:59:15 PM PDT by Neenah
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To: quark

Oh, please, let Olberman's career die a public, painful and protracted death. He is such an evil person.

I know someone involved in the production of his show for MSNBC and the description this person provided is "truly a psycho of epic proportions. Not one of the brightest people on the planet." They keep working with him because they've been promised that if they put up with this bozo they'll be moved to the network as a reward. I hope this person, who is truly talented and, though liberal, not a psycho, comes out of this OK.


22 posted on 10/04/2006 4:59:42 PM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: quark

MSNBC and Air America were both dropped by XM Radio recently.


23 posted on 10/04/2006 5:02:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar ("Being nice will get us killed")
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To: quark

John Seigenthaler, Jr is about all the MSNBC net has to offer. He is from an old line news family, decidedly left of middle, but respectable.


24 posted on 10/04/2006 5:02:33 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: unkus; quark
Poor viewer-now he will have to read Algore's book again and again and again...

When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.

25 posted on 10/04/2006 5:02:34 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: tongue-tied

Rita Cosby..

the bloated chick.


26 posted on 10/04/2006 5:06:08 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Lt. Col. John Dean "Jeff" Cooper, 1920-2006 Rest in peace Jeff..DVC)
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To: Armedanddangerous; tina07

That's her! The one I keep waiting for to clear her throat or something and sound normal again.


27 posted on 10/04/2006 5:08:02 PM PDT by tongue-tied (Go Cubs!)
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To: billhilly

Ya, he's the guy with the Cavalcade Of Toothless Lesbian Inmates. I couldn't handle it 24/7!


28 posted on 10/04/2006 5:09:01 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: tongue-tied

Am I the only one who seems to remember her being somewhat attractive when she was on Fox news?


29 posted on 10/04/2006 5:10:56 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Lt. Col. John Dean "Jeff" Cooper, 1920-2006 Rest in peace Jeff..DVC)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Yes.


30 posted on 10/04/2006 5:11:29 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Cedric

"Ya, he's the guy with the Cavalcade Of Toothless Lesbian Inmates. I couldn't handle it 24/7!"

Are you required to, or are you just remote challenged?


31 posted on 10/04/2006 5:19:47 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: billhilly

What remote?


32 posted on 10/04/2006 5:21:42 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: dighton

LOL.

Their loss, America's gain.


33 posted on 10/04/2006 5:23:47 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: quark

A change like this, translated, means, they are in deep doodoo and can't get any ratings! YEAH!!!


34 posted on 10/04/2006 5:28:15 PM PDT by blondee123 (Politicians are like diapers, need to be changed often & for the same reason!)
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To: quark

nobody and that includes their only viewers...lib/dems...watch the shi-ite on this channel....

olberman/mathews and even scarborough are the worst lib/dem political hacks and always just spout the lib/dem/dnc talking points....

and yes....I did not make a mistake....that schmuck scarborough included...he sold his soul for the handful of viewers that he has!!!!


35 posted on 10/04/2006 7:36:22 PM PDT by hnj_00
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To: quark

You mean those newscasts nobody watches?


36 posted on 10/05/2006 6:37:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: quark

Though I rarely watch it, I've noticed in passing by on the on-screen directory they have been having a lot of 'MSNBC Doucmentaries' listed.


37 posted on 10/05/2006 6:39:35 AM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: CaptRon
The documentary is definitely taking over, if only it would take over the 8:00PM time slot for that windbag Olbermann. MSNBC is the worst cable news channel out there and should just get the transition over and become the 24-7 to catch a predator network since NBC loves that show so much.
38 posted on 10/05/2006 7:49:03 AM PDT by outfield
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