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MSNBC chief lauds Sharpton but no job offer yet
Last year, Sharpton weighed in on behalf of Comcast Corp. as the government scrutinized the company’s ultimately successful takeover of NBCUniversal. Sharpton, the head of the National Action Network civil rights group, was among minority representatives approached by Comcast executives for support.
Sharpton is doing a good job as a guest host for the 6 p.m. ET hour, the lead-in to MSNBC’s prime-time lineup that includes Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, Griffin told a meeting of the Television Critics Association.
Cenk Uygur was host of the 6 p.m. hour filled for now by Sharpton. Sharpton has also been a guest and a guest host on Ed Schultz’s “The Ed Show” and “did a very good job and held the audience and fits in with the MSNBC audience sensibility,” Griffin said.
Also Tuesday, Griffin announced that Maddow has signed a multiyear deal to remain with the network. She became an increasingly important part of the lineup after marquee host Keith Olbermann left and has seen her audience increase this year, averaging more than 1 million nightly viewers.
Olbermann commented recently that he might be interested in poaching Maddow for his new home, Current TV.
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