Re: Rachel Maddow and MSNBC reach multiyear deal to keep top-rated host at the network: report

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Aug 25, 2021, 10:24:23 AMAug 25
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In article <sg5anf$c45$2...@dont-email.me>, Ubiquitous says...
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>In article <sfv29...@drn.newsguy.com>, Miloch...@newsguy.com wrote:
>>In article <sfute5$qe5$1...@dont-email.me>, super70s says...
>>>On 2021-08-23 00:36:57 +0000, Miloch said:
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>>>>Following a much ballyhooed negotiation process described as “heated” at
>>>>times, MSNBC has struck a deal with its top-watched host, Rachel Maddow.
>>>>
>>>>The Wall Street Journal reported that the liberal-leaning TV personality’s
>>>>deal spans “several years,” though specifics were not given. She is
>>>>expected to stay in her primetime, weekday spot. Maddow will also
>>>>reportedly develop unspecified projects with NBCUniversal as part of her
>>>>new deal.
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>>>>The Daily Beast reported last week that Maddow, 48, had considered leaving
>>>>“The Rachel Maddow Show,” which launched in 2008, to start her own media
>>>>company. That story said sometimes “heated” discussions to keep Maddow at
>>>>MSNBC involved network executives past and present. “Major steps” meant to
>>>>keep Maddow at the network reportedly included reducing her on-air
>>>>workload.
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>>>> In 2019, Maddow told the New York Times “it’s not good for you to work
>>>> incessant long days, five days a week, 50 weeks a year for 10 years.”
>>>>
>>>> Maddow’s competition in her 9 p.m. time spot include Sean Hannity at Fox
>>>> News and Chris Cuomo on CNN. She lost out to the former, but topped the
>>>> latter in the July ratings race.
>>>>
>>>> CNN reported earlier this month that Maddow and MSNBC could part ways, but
>>>> a new contract is “what usually happens in these situations.”
>>>
>>>She must have used the media company thing as a bargaining chip, I
>>>can't imagine a left leaning channel being successful since the non-Fox
>>>rightwing channels aren't successful and they have a bigger audience in
>>>cable news. If she'd left MSNBC she'd be in podcast oblivion.
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>>I'm a huge fan...watch it every night.
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>That explains a LOT.
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Coming from you, I consider that a complement...




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