MSNBC is a news TV channel with center-right morning opinion shows, straight news during the day and center-left to liberal opinion shows in the evening.
Major Event Broadcasts
MSNBC airs extensive coverage of all major political and newsworthy events, including primary debates, general election debates, Presidential speeches, press conferences, and election nights.
The amount of time MSNBC spends covering any major event depends on how important it is. For example, a general election debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees will get hours of coverage before and after the event while a hastily announced Presidential press conference may only receive minimal coverage outside of the event itself.
When there is a major debate, MSNBC will bring together a team of journalists and political pundits to discuss what they think will happen during the debate and then bring them back on the air to discuss how they felt the debate went at the conclusion of the event.
Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace air major event coverage with help from Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Alex Wagner, Ari Melber, Steve Kornacki, Eugene Robinson, Gadi Schwartz and others.
Prime time hosts Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Hayes, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton and Joe Scarborough also offer their thoughts throughout the course of major event broadcasts.
Morning Joe is MSNBC's premiere morning show. The show, hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, spends three hours each morning discussing major news of the day and interviews major players in the political world. It is a center-right morning opinion show that invites politicians and pundits from across the political spectrum on to discuss the pressing issues of the day.
MSNBC Live, hosted for one hour each by Stephanie Ruhle, Hallie Jackson, and Craig Melvin rounds out the remaining morning broadcasting. Their coverage tends to be focused more on live and breaking news.
Nicole Wallace's Deadline: Whitehouse is MSNBC's premier afternoon broadcast. Wallace spends two hours at the end of the afternoon discussing the pressing issues of the day and interviewing prominent figures in the political world.
Other afternoon shows aired on MSNBC are Andrea Mitchell Reports, MTP Daily, MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, The Beat With Ari Melber, and The ReidOut.
MSNBC's primetime coverage is opinion focused with a center-left to liberal coverage. Chris Hayes starts the evening's primetime coverage with his show All In With Chris Hayes.
Rachel Maddow is MSNBC's premiere primetime host and hosts her show during the coveted 9-10PM EST slot. Maddow has been a main stay at MSNBC since 2008 and has a devoted following.
After Maddow is The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell and then rounding off the nights coverage is The 11th Hour With Brian Williams.