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Phil Griffin on MSNBC’s DNC Win: ‘Probably the Best Day in our 16 Year History’

After much of the day spent inside Time Warner Cable Arena (interviews with FNC’s Ed Henry, FBN’s Neil Cavuto, and CNN’s Piers Morgan to come) we stopped into the NBC News/MSNBC workspace where we talked with MSNBC president Phil Griffin about his network’s first ever head-to-head primetime win.

“This is a big day for MSNBC, probably the best day in our 16 year history,” Griffin tells TVNewser. “It is not just that people are tuning into us, but they are tuning in because they believe they are getting something they can’t get anywhere else, and that is really powerful.”

We also caught up with NBC News president Steve Capus, a top producer in the early days of MSNBC. “I think it is a sign that NBC has easily the best political team going, and we are fortunate to have the NBC network and MSNBC as two very strong platforms for them to showcase their work, that is what this shows,” says Capus. “We have easily the best teams here.”

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