MSNBC will stick with its normal primetime lineup of “The Ed Show,” Rachel Maddow and “The Last Word” tonight, and will add live overnight coverage from 11 PM to 5 AM, primarily anchored by Chris Jansing. MSNBC will be taking advantage of its network news and Weather Channel siblings to provide coverage. “Way Too Early” will pick up coverage at 5:30 AM.
“We’ll be using the extraordinary resources of the NBC News Group including our friends with NBC News and the Weather Channel to help with our coverage,” said a network statement.
O’Donnell quipped about his hurricane coverage on Twitter earlier:
I will be doing dramatic live weather updates for @alexwagner at 12 noon. Trouble is I can’t find even slightly inclement weather in midtown
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) October 29, 2012