A bad week for Trump means a good week for Rachel Maddow
NEW YORK (AP) — If it's a lousy week for President Donald Trump, it's usually a good week for Rachel Maddow.
MSNBC's marquee personality took advantage of a busy week of bad news for the president, led by former lawyer Michael Cohen's plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort's conviction on corruption charges.
Nielsens illustrate the popularity of political shows
NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of "entertaining" opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans.
The Nielsen company said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on cable television last week were political shows on Fox News or MSNBC, including each weeknight telecast by Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and Lawrence O'Donnell.
Review: ‘Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,’ by Lawrence O’Donnell
Those who think the 2016 presidential election was unprecedented in U.S. politics may be surprised by “Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell’s thoughtful account of the 1968 race for the presidency. As the subtitle suggests, 1968 had a profound influence on the way elections are conducted in the United States.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for off-air rant
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell has apologized after clips surfaced of him profanely yelling at staffers in between segments of his prime-time program.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of MSNBC's most valuable utility players, Ari Melber, gets his own regular show Monday with the assignment of shoring up a weak spot in the cable network's lineup.
Melber, the 37-year-old chief legal correspondent, launches "The Beat" at 6 p.m. ET, promising a show that makes its points more by reporting than pontificating.
Lawrence O’Donnell signs deal to remain at MSNBC
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says it has completed a deal to keep Lawrence O'Donnell in its prime-time lineup.
The network wouldn't release any details Thursday. Contract renegotiations are usually routine, but O'Donnell's became an issue since he mused publicly about whether he was wanted. Talks went down to the wire; his old contract was due to expire this weekend.
O'Donnell tweeted after his show Wednesday night that "I will be saying hi to Rachel @maddow at 10 p.m. for the foreseeable future."