Source: Alexis Garrett Stodghill / theGrio Essence and MSNBC are uniting for live coverage of the 2013 Essence Festival, Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., and Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, announced Monday. Taking place from Thursday July 4, through Sunday, July 7, this much-anticipated annual event will heat up New Orleans even further during this long [...]
JULIAN BOND: ‘Legitimate’ For IRS To Target ‘Admittedly Racist’ Tea Party: ‘Taliban Wing’ Of Politics (VIDEO)
Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, joined anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC on Tuesday where he said that he did not believe the federal government was complicit in any wrongdoing given the news that the Internal Revenue Service singled out conservative groups [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joins Andrea Mitchell to talk about Obama’s Tuesday presser and his ability to get things done 100 days into his second term.
Source: MSNBC MSNBC has tapped Karen Finney as the host for a new afternoon program airing weekends from 4-5 p.m. Finney, who served as the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, has been an MSNBC political analyst and guest host on the network since 2009. “Karen’s rich background in both education policy and [...]
CBC Chair Marcia Fudge Talks To Andrea Mitchell On Need For Diversity In President Obama’s Cabinet (VIDEO)
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, talks about the importance of diversity, and the need for African Americans to be included in President Obama’s cabinet. She discusses the importance of all groups to have a seat at the table with MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Andrea Mitchell Reports
WATCH: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall Cries From Laughing So Hard At Report On ESPN Anchor Ogling Miss Alabama (VIDEO)
Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall was moved to tears with laughter on Tuesday during a report on the excessively flattering comments that ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger heaped on Miss Alabama during Monday night’s BCS title game. When ESPN cameras found Katherine Webb, Miss Alabama and girlfriend to Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron in the stands, Musburger, 73, unleashed his own [...]
MSNBC’s Phil Griffin On 60% Black Audience Gain In 2012: ‘People Want To Know That We Reflect Their World’
Source: Tommy Christopher / Mediaite 2012 was a very good year for cable news, with a presidential election that generated huge public interest, and a brightly-lit media landscape that cranked out content to a voracious audience. While Fox News remained the number one cable news network, and CNN performed well on breaking news stories, MSNBC had a lot to brag [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Fmr. Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and NBC News’ Chuck Todd join a conversation on the fiscal cliff proceedings. Barbour says he thinks the GOP should accept for a raise in tax rates for the country’s wealthiest for a broader package that deals with [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Source: Philip Elmer-DeWitt / CNN Money FORTUNE — Tim Cook drops a bombshell in his interview with Brian Williams scheduled to air Thursday evening: Apple (AAPL) next year will begin manufacturing one of its existing Mac lines exclusively in the U.S. The news came in [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., joins Martin Bashir to explain that House Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal cliff math may work – but only if you eliminate programs for the poor, elderly, children and others.