What the Tuck? Carlson's show yanked
MSNBC is reportedly making a series of changes, amping up the political chatter. Considering how much politicking is going on now, including Tucker, it's hard to fathom how switching Carlson for Gregory is going to increase the discourse.
Carlson has known for a while that his show was on thin ice. The ratings have been poor and last November, fans of the program launched a campaign to save Tucker. They failed. But sing no sad songs for Tucker. He will remain with the network as MSNBC Senior Campaign Correspondent and will appear regularly throughout MSNBC's program lineup.
Carlson has been at MSNBC for nearly three years. Prior to the Tucker show, Carlson was at CNN, where he was the youngest anchor in that network's history. In 2004, Carlson -- a right-wing hardline conservative -- had an infamous run in with Jon Stewart on Crossfire.
In addition to the Tucker shake up, MSNBC announced that correspondent Andrea Mitchell will anchor an hour each afternoon and Keith Olbermann's Countdown will rerun every night at 10. That's not all. Commencing March 17, Live with Dan Abrams re-launches as Verdict with Dan Abrams, an hour-long look at the day's news from a legal perspective, and expands to five nights a week.