MSNBC, Blow Out The Candles

By Brian 

Today in history: In 1996, MSNBC was born. The fourth-place cable news network turns nine years old today. (Will it live to be 10?) From the time capsule:

> Marketplace: “MSNBC started broadcasting today from a New York studio that one anchorwoman described as ‘a cross between a Seattle coffeehouse and the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.'”

> Here’s a screenshot of’s very first day on the ‘net.

> Screen grabs: 1 and 2.