Rick Kaplan Exits: It’s Time To “Grow The Channel In A Way It Hasn’t To Date”


By Brian 

Thursday’s Washington Post article about Rick Kaplan‘s exit includes many quotes from NBC News president Steve Capus:

> “Rick has done a good job… stabilizing the place and putting it in a good position. It’s time to push… and grow the channel in a way it hasn’t to date.”

> “NBC News knows a thing or two about transitions; we’ve done them from positions of strength at ‘Nightly,’ ‘Today’ and at our front office and maintained a leadership position at all those places. This was a time, while we have momentum at MSNBC, to capitalize and make a change from a position of strength.”

> “It is still a news channel and will always be a news channel and we’re going to work within that… Under that umbrella there are all kinds of opportunities to do some things and we’re committed to grow the channel.” (What does that mean?)