At 3 PM ET yesterday, Martin Bashir debuted his eponymous MSNBC program.
The show is formatted much like the other daytime news programs, but with a little more room for Bashir to add his own spin to things, and to cover topics that are in his wheelhouse, like the Royal Wedding.
A good example: Bashir closed the show with a segment called “Clear the Air,” which was more or less an editorial segment, albeit phrased in language much softer than one would see from a Keith Olbermann or Lawrence O’Donnell.
Yesterday’s topic? Charlie Sheen, of course:
- MSNBC's Al Sharpton Immersed in Ferguson News, Draws Criticism from Megyn Kelly
- Ed Henry Asks White House About Al Sharpton's Taxes
- Critic: Cable News Walking Fine Line Between Coverage and 'Inciting Violent Mood'
- Rachel Racusen Leaves White House for MSNBC