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MSNBC released another of its Lean Forward promos, this time featuring Melissa Harris-Perry, who hosts a weekend show on the network. The promo features Harris-Perry talking about society raising children “collectively”:
The promo did exactly what a good promo should: it got everyone talking about it. Former Fox News contributor Sarah Palin commented on it multiple times. It has spread virally online, to both conservative and liberal websites, and Fox News has ran no fewer than five segments on the ad, according to TVEyes. Five segments about a 30 second ad for a competing network.
MSNBC’s State of the Union coverage, anchored by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, begins at 8pmET Tuesday night. Maddow and Matthews will be joined by Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris-Perry.
Matthews will anchor an additional live hour from 12am-1amET. More from MSNBC after the jump. Read more
Elle magazine has released its 2013 “Powerful Women in TV” power list, and three TV news faces made the cut.
Representing behind the scenes, NBC News senior VP Alex Wallace made the list. On-camera, Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly was featured, as was MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry. Other women on the list incude MTV programming chief Susanne Daniels and comedian Whitney Cummings.
You can check out the full power list here.
MSNBC’s coverage of President Obama’s second inauguration kicks off on Sunday with “Up with Chris Hayes” and “Melissa Harris-Perry,” both of which will be live from Washington, DC. Chuck Todd anchors coverage of the private swearing-in ceremony at 11:50amET; Alex Witt will take over at 12:30pmET.
On Monday, “Morning Joe” will broadcast from The Dubliner from 5:30-10amET. Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton will anchor from 10am-4pmET. The anchors will host their respective primetime shows from D.C.
More from MSNBC after the jump. Read more
Buried around word 1,130 of Brian Stelter‘s 1,200-word New York Times piece on MSNBC’s election night, its ratings gains, strategy and future plans, is this bit, which, of course, is getting the most attention.
Several MSNBC employees, who spoke about programming plans on the condition of anonymity, said the most likely candidate for a new show was the Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, a frequent substitute for Ms. Maddow. Mr. Klein may start with a weekend time slot, but these people said the 8 p.m. weekday time slot held by Mr. Schultz was also a possibility.
A spokesperson tells TVNewser this morning, “We’re very happy with the performance of our primetime lineup, which topped Fox News Channel three nights this week. There are no changes planned.”
An insider adds Klein is “a rising star” but adds weekday primetime is set. And it seems odd that they would. Thursday night Schultz’s 11pmET re-air topped the re-air of cable news’s #1 show for the last 10 years, “The O’Reilly Factor” among younger viewers. In October, Schultz delivered the best demo viewership in the 8pm hours since March, 2009. Schultz has been in the 8pm timeslot since Oct. 2011. No small feats and thanks in large part to the strategy put in place by MSNBC president Phil Griffin over the past five years. Part of that strategy is grooming new talent, like Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes and Ezra Klein, who could slide into a weekend primetime hour.
The wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the Unknowns on this Veterans Day, falling this year on a Sunday, got the traditional coverage on the cable news networks this morning. Jamie Colby and Eric Shawn anchored on Fox News, Melissa Harris-Perry anchored during her show on MSNBC and Candy Crowley anchored coverage on CNN before “Reliable Sources” began at 11:11am.
For MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, wrapping up her presidential campaign coverage in the Windy City was a trip down memory lane. Several years ago, Perry taught political science at the University of Chicago, and through mutual school ties met the not-yet-famous Barack and Michelle Obama.
“I was here as a young, untenured faculty member,” Perry told TVNewser during an interview on Election Day. “And I can remember that [now-presidential adviser] Valerie Jarrett and [now-Ariel Investments CEO/Obama supporter]” John Rodgers would have African-American faculty over for dinner, just to kind of provide us with support. Now they are kind of the inside team in the Oval Office.”
It was during that time that Harris-Perry began providing political commentary for Chicago PBS station WTTW and CW affiliate WGN. “In many ways, it’s when I fell in love with morning television.”
Harris-Perry, now a professor at Tulane in New Orleans, has hosted her eponymous weekend morning show on MSNBC since February.
Another former Chicagoan in town for Election 2012 was Ray Suarez, who reported for NBC O&O WMAQ for more than seven years, in the late 80s and early 90s. before leaving for Washington,
TVNewser’s Chicago-based contributor Alissa Krinsky is at the McCormick Place convention center this morning, site of Pres. Obama’s election night rally. She’s already spotted journalists from Australia, Canada, Japan and the Republic of Georgia. She’ll also be speaking to U.S. tvnewsers including ABC’s Jake Tapper, FNC’s Ed Henry, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and PBS’s Ray Suarez. Look for her reports this afternoon:
(Photos: Alissa Krinsky)
Ebony magazine has revealed its Power 100 list of the most influential African Americans. On the list, Pres. Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Bishop T.D. Jakes. On the media side, ABC’s Robin Roberts is on the list. And while it’s made up of 99 individuals or couples, a book and a movie, one entire entity — MSNBC — is on the list. MSNBC counts Rev. Al Sharpton, Tamron Hall, Melissa Harris-Perry and Toure as regular hosts and in the just completed October ratings report, MSNBC marked its 33rd straight month as the the #1 cable channel among African American viewers (Mon-Sun, primetime).