Brian Williams Keeps Newbie Dylan Ratigan in Line

By Chris Ariens Comment

So, this is D-Day on MSNBC. Debut day for two new dayside shows and the network’s roll-out in HD. It’s a roll-out in that the channel is not yet available in HiDef on all cable systems, including Manhattan’s Time Warner cable. Anyway, the Newscast Studio blog has some screengrabs of the HD look.

This morning also saw the debut of “Morning Meeting” hosted by former CNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan. In the video below, Brian Williams gives some professional advice to Ratigan. And catch how Dylan almost says “CNBC” instead of “MSNBC:”

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> More: B&C’s Marissa Guthrie has more on MSNBC in HD and the new shows. Says network president Phil Griffin: “We’re changing dayside away from the TelePrompTer headline news to Dylan Ratigan and Dr. Nancy. And we’ll continue to do that less–of people sitting behind a desk, reading TelePrompTers.”