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  •  I like Ron Reagan, too. (8+ / 0-)

    I've wondered if he has been asked to go on MSNBC and has declined.  Just speculation on my part...

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    by KayCeSF on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:04:31 PM PDT

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    •  He had a show on MSNBC years ago. (5+ / 0-)

      It didn't do that well. He co-hosted with Monica Crowley, which may be the reason it failed.


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      by News Corpse on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:09:31 PM PDT

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      •  Gosh, I don't remember that! (0+ / 0-)

        Thx!  

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        by KayCeSF on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 05:10:28 PM PDT

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      •  It didn't help (1+ / 0-)
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        that it was originally broadcast during the day at noon.  Even when they moved it, it was during a time when MSNBC was only dipping its toe into liberal opinion programming.

      •  Michael Savage also had a MSNBC show (1+ / 0-)
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        Years ago, MSNBC was trying to be all things to everyone.  Chris Matthews is probably the last remaining host from those early days.  

        I think Ron Reagan's show with Monica Crowley was just one example of an odd pairing.  In that same era, I recall that Michael Savage had a weekend show (only lasted a short time before an anti-gay tirade got Savage fired).  

        Of course, remember that when MSNBC launched, it replaced the America's Talking channel, which was an odd hodgepodge of talk and call-in shows run by (yes) Roger Ailes (who was then hired by Rupert Murdoch to start up the Fox News Channel).  At first, MSNBC seemed content to try its hand at cloning bits and pieces of CNN, which at that time was still more of a hard news channel; and mixing in some technology programs (remember Soledad O'Brien hosting The Site, and talking to a digital avatar every night?) and documentaries.  

      •  I remember watching that (0+ / 0-)

        I stopped watching it and yes, it was because of Monica Crowley. Ron Reagan was great.

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