MSNBC is entering the second phase of its “Lean Forward” branding campaign, its first without former 8 PM host Keith Olbermann.

Director Spike Lee is returning to helm the new ads, along with a new director of photography: Matthew Libatique, best known for his work on the film “Black Swan.”

The new ads focus on Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, and are set at various locales across the country, like the Hoover Dam:

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