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Final Verdict: Maddow Replacing Abrams

maddow_8-19.JPGAfter speculation dating back to December, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will get her own show.

The New York Times’ Bill Carter reports Maddow will replace Dan Abrams and his show “Verdict,” at 9pmET, beginning after the conventions.

The move will take place on 9/8/08, one month after the Olympics began. Says MSNBC president Phil Griffin in the story, it, “will be the final leg of the political race this year.”

The final “Verdict” airs on Thursday. Abrams will stay on with MSNBC and NBC News as daytime anchor, substitute host of Today show and NBC News’ chief legal correspondent, according to the Times.

Earlier: TVNewser’s Gail Shister profiled “The Cable TV Rising Star,” last month.

War Reporters Praise Each Others Books

engelbook_7-9.JPGdozierbook_7-9.JPGNBC News’ Richard Engel and CBS News’ Kimberly Dozier have each written books about their experience covering the war in Iraq. The “friends” praised one another’s publications recently.

Engel picked Dozier’s book as his summer reading choice in Time Magazine. “Kim’s powerful book is the most detailed account I’ve read of what thousands of wounded U.S. troops, many Iraqis and a few unlucky journalists have had to endure because of the war in Iraq,” he writes. “Her book is a reminder to all of us who cover Iraq how quickly our luck can change.”

Dozier responded in a WashingtonPost.com chat yesterday, writing, “Let me go on the record saying his book, War Journal, is great — a fantastic read.”

Earlier: TVNewser’s Gail Shister talks with Dozier and Alissa Krinsky talks to Engel about their respective books.

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