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Melissa Harris-Perry Named New Weekend Host on MSNBC

Starting February 4th this year, Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry will begin hosting her own show on MSNBC. (All those subbing gigs hosting for Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell have paid off!) Airing on weekends from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern Standard Time, she'll be following "Up with Chris Hayes."

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On Current TV, Keith Olbermann's Second Verse Is the Same As the First

Opening with "As I was saying ..." and ending with Markos Moulitsas gleefully tearing into the alleged tears of Keith Olbermann's former MSNBC cohort, Joe Scarborough, the "new" Countdown on Current TV was almost exactly like the old Countdown Olbermann originated on MSNBC. Only with a dash chintzier graphics and a pound more "cat fight."

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MSNBC and Keith Olbermann at "war"

This Howie Kurtz penned round-up of all the fall out at MSNBC over their "star" news pontificator Keith Olbermann makes one thing pretty clear -- no matter what MSNBC's Phil Griffin might threaten, no matter how many bridges Keithy may have burnt there, the network and Olbermann still need each other. And MSNBC can't exactly act like anyone else on the roster now, besides Rachel Maddow, comes even close to what an angry Olbermann brings to the table.

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