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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:43 PM

MSNBC elevates Nicolle Wallace to be the heart of the network's midday programming

Source: Washington Post




August 3, 2020 at 3:36 p.m. CDT

Host Nicolle Wallace, who has long stood out in MSNBC’s daily lineup as a former GOP strategist, will now have a bigger perch at the network when her show doubles in length from one hour to two, starting Aug. 17.

Her expanded role comes as part of a slate of programming changes announced by MSNBC on Monday, including anchor Chuck Todd’s weekday show moving from the more coveted 5 p.m. time slot to 1 p.m.

Todd, who will continue as host of “Meet the Press” on Sunday mornings on NBC, will also begin anchoring a new weekly show in September that will air on streaming news service NBC News Now and the company’s Peacock streaming platform.

Wallace’s “Deadline: White House” show has been something of a ratings success story for the network. In July, the show bested its 4 p.m. competitors on both Fox News and CNN in total viewers, with an average of 2 million people tuning in each day. (Though it came in third in the 25-to-54 viewer demographic, which is most valued by advertisers.)......................

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2020/08/03/msnbc-elevates-nicolle-wallace-be-heart-networks-daily-programming/



women anchors rising on msnbc--Rachel, Joy and now Nicole



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Reply MSNBC elevates Nicolle Wallace to be the heart of the network's midday programming (Original post)
riversedge Aug 3 OP
highplainsdem Aug 3 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 3 #2
stillcool Aug 3 #3
dhol82 Aug 3 #4
iluvtennis Aug 3 #5
elleng Aug 3 #7
Cha Aug 3 #6
iluvtennis Aug 3 #9
Cha Aug 4 #20
AKing Aug 4 #26
moonscape Aug 3 #8
trocar Aug 3 #12
blueinredohio Aug 3 #10
RhodeIslandOne Aug 3 #13
Zambero Aug 3 #17
MontanaMama Aug 4 #19
iluvtennis Aug 4 #33
Raine Aug 4 #21
JI7 Aug 4 #23
JI7 Aug 4 #22
obamanut2012 Aug 4 #32
Hekate Aug 3 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 3 #14
LovingA2andMI Aug 3 #15
melman Aug 3 #16
Just_Vote_Dem Aug 4 #24
XanaDUer2 Aug 4 #28
niyad Aug 4 #18
NurseJackie Aug 4 #25
George II Aug 4 #31
brooklynite Aug 4 #35
Paladin Aug 4 #27
DeminPennswoods Aug 4 #29
George II Aug 4 #30
brooklynite Aug 4 #34
rkleinberger Aug 4 #36
jimlup Aug 4 #37

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:46 PM

1. Good news!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:50 PM

2. She is an awesome replacement for Rachael tonight.

I like her more every day. She is peeling moderate Republicans everyday. Good on her.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:52 PM

3. yeah! I can watch tv again!

is Kornacki still doing the 6 p.m. thing?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 09:56 PM

4. She's actually been doing the two hour thing for a while now

She was on at three with Brian Williams starting the show for about a month. Not sure why they focused that start with Williams.
I like her a lot and am happy that she is now permanent.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:03 PM

5. Discovered Nicole early last year. Was skeptical as she was former republican, but she won me over.

Love her show. She's smart, witty, engaging, good conversationalist, and an all around real person. And I like the insights she sahres from working in the George W. Bush White House.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:29 PM

7. YES to all her attributes you mention!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:16 PM

6. chuckie backed the wrong

horse.. career wise. With his "both sides" gaslighting Shtick.

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:31 PM

9. Nothing lost as I can't stand him - turn the channel everythime he comes on.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:06 AM

20. I know what you mean & I don't even have

a tv anymore.. but I read DU.

And, I did an OP on him in September 2014 when he took over MTP and had President Obama as his first guest.

The interview didn't go well for Todd. He told Obama that he never talked about Syria when he had.. four times right before Chuck said that..

Part of being a good interviewer is to actually Listen to your interviewee.

PBO's WTF Expression when 10 Seconds after he mentioned "Syria" Chuck Todd said "You have Not mentioned Syria..."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10025502533

6 years ago & here we are.. "Finally" as many are saying!

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:55 AM

26. Move Chuck Todd to 3AM

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:30 PM

8. I don't understand how MTP is so strong on Sunday.

Face The Nation is so much better. Well, everything is.

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Response to moonscape (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:23 PM

12. Thank you

C Todd moving eliminates the need to flip a coin between Todd and Blitzer, no win there. Love Nicolle

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:59 PM

10. Never cared for her when she was on The View.

I believe she'll jump back on the republican side when Trump gets voted out.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:31 PM

13. And be yukking it up with Bill Kristol and John Podhoretz again

 

Hope everyone enjoys her heaping praise on Mitt Rmoney.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:51 PM

17. Trump (gasp) or no Trump...

Trumpism is deeply ingrained in what the GOP has become. It's not going to readily disappear. And given that, I would not expect Nicole Wallace and other former Republicans to embrace the party any time soon. On the other hand, I can see the Never-Trumper element aligning themselves with Democrats as a centrist alternative to the liberal and progressive elements of the party.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:33 AM

19. I don't think so.

Shes TOUGH repukes and she’s got no fucks left to give. Nicolle is worth your time.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:56 PM

33. + agree. nt

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 03:35 AM

21. Wallace is anti-Trump not anti-GOP

she'll jump right back on the GOP bandwagon as soon as she feels it's safe to do so.

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Response to Raine (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:21 AM

23. WRONG, she did not vote for McCain either because of Palin .

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 05:20 AM

22. BS, she didn't even vote for McCain so she has actually been supporting Democrats

than many who claim to be democrats who have never supported democrats.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:53 PM

32. Exactly this

She has supported and voted for more Dems than many "liberals."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:20 PM

11. Congratulations to Nicolle. I've been a fan since shortly after the beginning...

At first I pegged her as a cutie-pie with a great smile, but very quickly saw that she is well-prepared and has an uncommon gift for picking good panelists, drawing them out, and letting them finish their freaking sentences. Too many hosts and anchors (talking to you, Chuck T and Chris Matthews) let their egos and hobby-horses get in the way.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:32 PM

14. Hmmmm..

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:36 PM

15. FAVORITE Show on MSNBC

Congrats Nicolle!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:43 PM

16. Nicolle Wallace on torture: "I don't care what we did."

Nicolle Wallace, a frequent “Morning Joe” guest and former George W. Bush spokeswoman, gave an impassioned defense of the agency’s waterboarding of three al-Qaeda suspects.

“In the history of this country, I think months after 9/11 there were three people who we thought knew about imminent attacks and we did whatever we had to do,” Wallace said. “And I pray to god that until the end of time, we do whatever we have to do to find out what’s happening.”

“The notion that somehow this makes America less great is asinine and dangerous,” she added.

Wallace then expressed frustration that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest wouldn’t say whether President Barack Obama found information gleaned from those harsh interrogation techniques helpful in tracking down Osama Bin Laden.

“That’s what this is about. Does this help us kill people who want to kill us regardless of what we do,” she said. “But the notion that what we do affects terrorists is a lie. It’s a lie perpetrated by political correctness and liberals, and it’s dangerous.”


Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean pushed back on that point, arguing that the problem isn’t whether the CIA waterboarded three people but rather what else the U.S. government did that American citizens don’t know about yet.

“What else did we do to make sure that 3,000 people weren’t blown out, obliterated on a New York City morning?” Wallace said. “I don’t care what we did.”



https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nicole-wallace-asinine-to-think-waterboarding-made-america-less-great

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Response to melman (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:05 AM

24. I wish people would realize

that Nicole Wallace types just want to save the Republican Party from going into the dustbin of history, where it belongs, unless they do make radical changes. I don't think many of these tigers will change their stripes, though.

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Response to melman (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

28. Thanks for posting this

A republican is a republican in the end.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:05 AM

18. Congratulations, Nicolle. And, gee, WaPo ??? "Strident critic"??? You just HAD

To use that word in talking about a woman?...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:55 AM

25. I like her. I dislike him. I truly dislike that spazzed-out Kornacki guy (is he on drugs?)

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

31. Kornacki may be the biggest fraud and nut job on either MSNBC or CNN.

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Response to George II (Reply #31)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:01 PM

35. What has he said that's fraudulent?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:04 AM

27. Way past time for MSNBC to do this.

The less I see of a sub-talented "both sides do it" poseur like Todd, the better. They ought to hand off "MTP" to somebody with more ability, as well.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:33 AM

29. Wallace is the best interviewer MSNBC has

I wish she'd been the one to interview Mary Trump, but she'd already interviewed Bolton (and did a good job).

She really listens to what the interviewee says and she asks great follow up questions.

As for her political leanings, it seems like she's had her Saul at Tarsus moment regarding Republicans. She has said several times that I've heard on air that she feels the Rs, including her, are responsible for promoting racial division in order to win elections. You never know how someone will evolve. David Horowicz went from being a lefty to being a right winger. David Brock went the other way.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

30. Double good news - Nicole Wallace has been great over the last few years, this will give her more...

....opportunities to be great.

I like her style and delivery, and she's proven to be a pretty good ally of Democrats.

The second good news is that Chuck Todd seemingly has been demoted to a relatively meaningless slot, especially meaningless since he'll be opposite Brianna Keilar on CNN, who just might be the best daytime anchor/host of all.

I wonder, is Todd still the moderator of the Sunday Meet the Press show? I haven't watched that in years.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:59 PM

34. I can recall when folks hated Nicolle (former Comms Director for GWB)...

I guess you can only hate one anchor at a time?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 01:54 PM

36. Time to retire the Chuckster.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:43 PM

37. Love Nicole even though she is a reformed Repub.

She's smart and poised.

Her dark side is that she was a member of the GWB administration. Despite the fact that he now looks like a sane option compared to now.

Nevertheless...

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