Al Sharpton

Information Diet: Rev. Al Sharpton

Age 58 Accomplishments Host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation (nightly at 6 p.m.) and afternoon radio talk show Keepin' It Real; civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network; Baptist minister; former presidential candidate

Ugyur Out at MSNBC

After hosting MSNBC’s six o’clock hour for nearly six months, Cenk Uygur is officially leaving the network. He'll be replaced by an unlikely figure: Al Sharpton. The spot first opened back in January when Keith Olbermann abruptly ended his reign at MSNBC.

Corridor Talk: CNBC Cuts Makeup, Drinks

When, in the late 1990s, NBC had the brilliant idea to circumvent New York's unions by locating its cable networks, MSNBC and CNBC, across the Hudson in New Jersey, Damon Haimoff, an NBC technician, saw a business opportunity.