Chris Hayes: MSNBC Show Will be like the ‘New York Times Magazine’ of Cable News

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By Alex Weprin Comment

Soon-to-be MSNBC host Chris Hayes talks about his new show with New York. Hayes says his show–which will air early in the morning on Saturday and Sunday–will have more in common with the New York Times Magazine or The Week than it does other cable news shows:

It’s meant as a look at the week that was (Saturday) and the week that will be (Sunday), featuring panels of guests along with produced, explanatory segments that you might not find on the average weeknight cable news show. “What the Week in Review or Times Magazine or the Week is to Twitter and blogs, that’s what we want to be to primetime cable news,” Hayes said. “It’s very hard when news breaks to have something distinct and value-added to say about it,” he stated, and then hastened to add diplomatically that Maddow — for whom he frequently fills in — is “awe-inspiring” in her ability to do so daily.

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