MSNBC Ending Sharpton’s Daily Show

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Sharpton is losing his daily show on MSNBC, with the network saying he’ll be downshifted to the weekend.

Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” has aired at 6 p.m. EDT on weeknights for the past four years at the ratings-challenged news network. MSNBC is in the midst of wholesale changes under NBC News boss Andrew Lack, deemphasizing its left-leaning programming during the daytime hours in favor of more straight news shows.

Sharpton’s show occasionally put MSNBC in awkward positions, since he continued his political activism while doing some stories where there was racial controversy while remaining host of a news program.

MSNBC said Wednesday that starting Oct. 4, Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” will air at 8 a.m. Sundays. His daily show ends Sept. 4.


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Cameron Miller says:

August 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

…and nothing of value was lost.

    Wagner Pereira says:

    August 28, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Now if you would be banned to Sunday Morning at 8AM, all would be right in the world.

Shenee Howard says:

August 27, 2015 at 11:03 am

Long overdue, but why give him a Sunday pulpit?

    Ellen Samrock says:

    August 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Sunday 8 AM isn’t exactly prime time, more like a graveyard in terms of viewers. They may have some kind of contractual obligation to keep his show on the air for a while. But this sounds to me like a phase out. Yes, long overdue.

John Murray says:

August 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Guess I’ll have to set my DVR for Sunday mornings now, so I can continue to enjoy his malapropisms. : )

Wagner Pereira says:

August 28, 2015 at 4:28 am

Funny when I posted that it was a done deal 3 months ago, all the above were non-believers!