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NAACP PRAISES MSNBC FOR ADDING SHARPTON TO LINE-UP

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The NAACP has praised MSNBC for hiring the Rev. Al Sharpton as host of its 6:00 p.m. hour, to be called PoliticsNation. The civil rights organization said that the appointment represents “a positive step toward addressing the dearth of African American voices in prime-time news.” Vic Bulluck, executive director of the Hollywood Bureau of the […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: SHARPTON TO HOST MSNBC’S 6:00 P.M. HOUR

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After weeks of rumors that sparked a flurry of online debate, MSNBC confirmed on Tuesday that it has hired the Rev. Al Sharpton to host its 6:00 p.m. hour with a talk show to be called PoliticsNation. When the show debuts next Monday, it will become the only one in primetime with a black leading […]

SHARPTON PULLS OUT OF BLACK JOURNALISTS’ CONVENTION

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Rev. Al Sharpton has canceled a scheduled appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia on Thursday after some of the group’s members voiced criticism of reports that he is being considered to take over as host of the 6:00 p.m. talk show on MSNBC. In an interview with Brentin Mock […]

IS SHARPTON’S MSNBC SHOW A PAY-BACK?

July 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Veteran investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, now with TheDailyBeast.com, has implied that the Rev. Al Sharpton is being rewarded with his own show on MSNBC for signing a “pivotal agreement” backing Comcast’s takeover of NBC and its affiliated properties. Barrett observed that while Sharpton frequently contributes soundbites principally to Fox News, his three prior talks shows […]

SHARPTON ON MSNBC? BLACK JOURNALISTS FIGHT IT

July 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Criticism of MSNBC’s rumored plans to hire controversial civil-rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton to anchor its 6:00 p.m. time period has come from an unexpected source — the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Although the imminent agreement would undercut complaints from African-American organizations that not a single black journalist is visible on broadcast or […]